Faculty Accomplishments – November 2014

December 10, 2014

At Simmons we take the time to acknowledge and appreciate our faculty and their achievements. Each month, this blog will provide an update on their various academic accomplishments and successes.

Gary Bailey, Social Work, did a video interview titled “Social Action by Way of Non-Profit Boards,” for SocialWork@Simmons, Nov. 4. He also did a web log post, titled “A Post-Ferguson Discussion,” for SocialWork@Simmons, Nov. 25.

Carole Biewener, Economics & Women and Gender Studies, presented a research paper titled “‘Good Food’ and ‘Good Jobs’? Does Boston’s alternative food movement address ‘sustainability’ and justice for food system workers?” at the Yale Food Systems Symposium, New Haven, Conn., Nov. 14.

Kimberly Boothby-Ballantyne, Nursing, did a conference presentation titled “Women in the Military,” at the Veterans Day Presentation in Quincy, Nov. 11. Her presentation focused on her military career as an Army Nurse Practitioner for more than 30 years, from 1982 to 2012. Boothby-Ballantyne was a Colonel and Medical Command Commander in the Maine Army National Guard from 2005-2011 and was responsible for the medical readiness of over 2,200 soldiers.

Jennifer M. Bottomley, Physical Therapy, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin Department of Physical Therapy, Nov. 7. Bottomley is one of only two people to have received this award since the school’s initial accreditation in 1929.

Edie Bresler, Art & Music, had her photo exhibit “We Sold A Winner” featured in a blog in Slate Magazine. “We Sold A Winner” was on exhibit at the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography at La Verne University, from Nov. 15 to Jan. 6.

Pamela S. Bromberg, English, published an article “Mansfield Park as Austen’s Most Teachable Novel,” in the book Approaches to Teaching Mansfield Park.

Joseph M. Carlin, Nutrition, authored five encyclopedia entries on NECCO; Hostess; Dairy Queen; Oliver Chase; and Sara Lee, accepted by Oxford University for publication in The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, Nov. 21.

Benjamin Cole, Political Science & International Relations, presented a conference paper, co-authored with Simmons alumna Laura Blume, Benjamin Cole and Lauara Blume at NECLAS.now PhD student at BU in Political Science, titled “Accounting for Latin American Homicide Rates in State Fragility Metrics," at the New England Council of Latin American Studies, Nov. 8.

Margaret Costello, Nursing, was a panelist in grand rounds for the Integrative Nursing: Applying Concepts and Principles in Clinical Settings conference, Nov. 6.

D. Bruce Costello, Nursing, presented a poster titled “Preventing Opioid Misuse and Potential Abuse: The Nurseõs Role in Patient Education” at the Poster Presentation BWH Research Day, Nov. 20.

Sari Edelstein, Nutrition, co-authored an article titled “Food Selection Among College Women,” with Sara Schwarz and Lauren Levandoski, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Foodservice Business Research, Nov. 17.

Teresa Fung, Nutrition, did a conference presentation titled "Change in Diet Quality and Weight Change," during Obesity Week, Nov. 16.

Priscilla Gazarian, Nursing, presented a paper titled “Engaging Patient and Family Advisory Councils in Developing Innovative Patient-Centered Care Interventions to Enhance Patient Experience," at Research Day 2014 in Boston Nov. 20, with Morrison C, Fagan MB, Tamir, O., Donze, J.,Dykes, PC, Stade, D, Bates, DW, Rozenblum, R. She also presented this at the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium, Washington D.C., from Nov. 15 to 19, and ISQua's 31st International Conference, Rio de Janiro, in October. Gazarian also presented a paper titled "Clinical Workflow Observations to Identify Opportunities for Nurse, Physicians and Patients to Share a Patient-centered Plan of Care," at the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium.

D. Bruce Gray, Biology, presented research findings titled "The Role of the Extracellular Domain in the Regulation of Transmitter Release by Beta Amyloid, Nitric Oxide, and Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate," at the Annual Meeting of the society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., Nov. 19. Gray also presented research findings titled “Role of Free Radical in Retinal Degeneration," at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Showcase, in Washington D.C., Nov. 17.

Paula Gutlove, Management, did a presentation titled “Health and Human Security: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis, Ebola and Security Opportunities Lost.” Gutlove was the seminar chair at the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict, at Harvard University, Nov. 17.

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason, Social Work, co-wrote an article titled “Work-Life Fit: The Intersection of Developmental Lifecycle and Academic Lifecycle” in a peer-reviewed journal affiliated with the Journal of Women and Social Work, Nov. 4. She was also the co-editor of the special issue on the “Role and Status of Women in Higher Education.”

Jennifer Herman, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, presented research findings titled “Common Success Factors Designing Collaborative Learning Using Educational Technologies," at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Annual National Conference, Dallas, Nov. 7.

Hugo Kamya, Social Work, authored a book chapter titled “Developing Effective International Partnerships in Social Work: HIV/AIDS and the Case of Uganda," in “Advancing Human Rights in Social Work Education,” Nov. 1.

Melanie Kimball, Library and Information Science, did a presentation titled “Separate but Equal: Segregated Playgrounds and Storytimes in Early Twentieth Century St. Louis,” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association in Toronto, Nov. 8.

Yulong Li, Management, did a presentation titled “Sustainable Heritage Tourism through Community Empowerment,” at the 45th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 24.

Peter Maramaldi, Social Work, co-wrote a research paper titled “Reflections on a Quantitative, Group-Based Mindfulness Study with Social Work Students,” published in the Journal of Social Work with Groups, Nov. 1. He also presented a poster titled “Older Hispanics and Dental Care Participation,” Nov. 6; and a research presentation titled “Oral Cancer Screening in Long-term Facilities for Older Adults,” Nov. 7, both at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, in Washington, D.C.

missing Gretchen Shae Moore, College of Arts & Sciences, had photography collection titled “Pictorialism and Poetry,” on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Nov. 30. She gave a gallery talk at the MFA in which she discussed the impact and value of the visual medium.

Kimberly H. McManama O'Brien, Social Work, co-wrote an article titled “Training and Supervision of Counselors and Clinicians at a Residential Grief Camp” in the peer-reviewed journal Social Work With Groups, Nov. 1. She also presented a poster titled “Trauma Exposure and Adolescent Alcohol Use: Drinking as a Maladaptive Coping Mechanism” at the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies convention, Philadelphia, Pa. Nov. 21.

Kyong Eun Oh, Library and Information Science, did a presentation titled “Understanding What Personal Information Items Make Categorization Difficult,” at the Association for Information Science and Technology conference, Seattle, Nov. 3.

Michelle Putnam, Social Work, was the chair and organizer of the NIA funded 2 day pre-conference, Knowledge Translation in the area of Aging with long-term Disability and Long-Term Services and Supports, at the Gerontology Society of America meetings, Nov. 4. She also presented research findings titled “The Role of Aging & Disability Resource Centers in Serving Adults Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” at the Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, in Washington D.C., Nov. 7; and “The State of Knowledge and Knowledge Translation in Long-Term Services and Supports for Persons” at the Accelerating Translation of Knowledge to Community Practices for Older Adults pre-conference, Washington D.C., Nov. 5.

Judith Richland, Communications, organized a lecture title "Shattering the Celluloid Ceiling,” with Pakistani filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal and invited the Simmons community, along with the Harvard University Pakistani Student Association and the Massachusetts Fulbright Association. The lecture addressed the obstacles women filmmakers must overcome to produce their films and successfully distribute them to the viewing public." Nov. 3.

Beverly Sealey, Social Work, was re-appointed to serve a second year as a reviewer for President B. Obama's Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Nov. 3. She also did a presentation titled “Self-Perceptions of Relations with Parents and Social Functioning Among Black Adolescents from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds” at the Conference on Social Work Education, 2014 Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, Fla., Nov. 21.

Saher Selod, Sociology, did a conference presentation titled “Flying While Muslim: Muslim American Men and Women’s Racial Experiences in U.S. Airports” at the Social Science History Association 38th Annual Conference in Toronto, Nov. 7.

Kristie A. Thomas, Social Work, co-wrote an article titled “Survivor-Defined Practice in Domestic Violence Work” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Interpersonal Violence, published online Nov. 6. She also co-wrote an article titled “Enhancing Survivors Wellbeing Through Program Evaluation” in peer-reviewed journal Psychology of Violence, Online First Publication, Nov. 10; and wrote an article titled “Student-Generated Videos in Social Work Education” Nov. 26.

Spela Trefalt, Management, co-wrote an article titled “How National Context Moderates the Impact of Family-Supportive Supervisory Behavior on Job Performance and Turnover Intentions” in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, Nov. 12.

Jo Trigilio, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy, presented a paper titled “Mommy Is She a Boy? Intelligibility and Eluding the Gender Binary” at the National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference in San Juan, Nov. 15. She also did a round table presentation on “Feminist Perspectives on Contingency in Academia: Bittersweet Labor” at the National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference, Nov. 14.

Janie Ward, Social Work, Education, and Africana Studies, was an invited speaker at “Developing Racial Identity in the Middle School Years" at the Nativity Prep Charter School, Nov. 19.

Bob White, Communications, performed in “Wrestling Monsters in Popular Culture” for the 20th Anniversary Giant Wrestling Monsters Event at the Theatre of the Absurd in the Kaiju Big Battel, at the Cuisine en Locale, Somerville, Nov. 22,. In the realm of Popular Culture, Professor Bob White was called into the ring with the Kaiju Big Battel wrestling Monsters in celebration of his longstanding Fan status, at the Kaiju 20th Anniversary event.

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(RIGHT: Benjamin Cole and Laura Blume at NECLAS. PHOTO CREDIT: Benjamin Cole; LEFT: Gretchen Shae Moore speaking during her exhibit reception. PHOTO CREDIT: Gretchen Shae Moore)