Faculty Accomplishments: July 2015

July 27, 2015

Keep up with our faculty's latest accomplishments!

Our faculty are actively engaged in their fields. They publish intriguing research articles, exhibit original artwork, share their expertise at major conferences—and so much more!

  • Maria Abate, Biology, presented “A Technique For Frequent Rapid Assessment Of Potential Recruits To Biofouling Communities On Floating Docks” at the 2015 Benthic Ecology Meeting in Quebec City, Canada, March 5. This poster presentation was based on a research experiment on invasive species in Boston Harbor for her Marine Biology course. She also co-wrote an article in the May 20 edition of the peer-reviewed International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development titled “Faculty Writing Retreat: Fostering Writing Productivity, Collaboration, and Community-Building Through an Interdisciplinary Multi-Day Program.” The article was written in collaboration with Jennifer Herman and Patricia Elam Walker of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and describes the development and effectiveness of the Center’s first all-college faculty writing retreat.

  • Joanna Almeida, Social Work, presented “Research And Career Development As An IRTI Fellow” and “Integrating Social Epidemiology Into Immigrant Health Research” at the Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse Scientific Conference in Miami, June 6, 2014. She also presented research findings titled “The Effects Of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment On Perceived Discrimination Among A National Sample Of Latinos: A Multilevel Analysis” at the Social Determinants of Migrant Health conference in the Rockefeller Foundation Center-Bellagio, Italy, July 18, 2014.

    Almeida also received a $15,000 grant for the study, “Understanding Suicide Attempt Method Choice in Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide” from the Simmons College President’s Fund for Faculty Excellence for FY15.

  • Anne-Marie Barron (pictured left), Nursing, was recognized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for Exemplary Service to the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, March 11.

  • Judy Beal, Dean of SNHS, was ranked as one of the 30 most influential deans of nursing in the US by i-Human Patients Inc. in Mometrix’s “30 Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the US,” March 27. This list is compiled using a range of data including awards, rankings, NIH funding, and NCLEX passing percentage.

  • Donna Beers, Mathematics and Statistics, presented a lecture titled “Connecting Forensics and Linear Algebra” which explores the RGB color model and image reconstruction from compressed data files using the Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform. This presentation was given as part of a Mathematics Colloquium at Providence College, March 4.

  • Carole Biewener, Economics & Women and Gender Studies, presented research findings titled “Urban Agriculture in Boston: What Alternatives at Play?” at the Sustainability, Alternatives & Society conference in Casa de Velazquez, University of Madrid, March 23.

  • Edie Bresler, Art & Music, had her photography series “We Sold A Winner” featured at the Davis Orten Gallery in Hudson, New York, May 16 through June 23. The exhibit is featured alongside the work of Thomas Holten who has been documenting a family who lives in 350 square feet in Chinatown, N.Y.

  • Angela Chang, Management, co-wrote an article titled “Physical activity and food consumption: The moderating role of individual dieting tendency” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Health Psychology, May 20.

  • Sari Edelstein, Nutrition, published an article titled “A Commentary on Phytoestrogens and Disease” in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Health Education, March 16.

  • Teresa Fung (pictured right), Nutrition, co-wrote an article titled “A Prospective Study of Dietary Indices and Incidence of Ovarian Cancer” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Ovarian Research; and “Prospective Cohort Study of the Alternate Healthy Eating Index-2010 and Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in U.S. Women and Men” in the British Medical Journal, both published on June 1. She also co-wrote an article titled “Dietary Patterns and Risk of Hip Fractures in Post-Menopausal Women and Men Over Age 50” in Osteoporosis International, June 18.

  • Ellen Grabiner, Communications, wrote an article titled “The Holy Moment: Waking Life and Richard Linklater's Sublime Dream Time” published in the spring 2015 issue of Film Quarterly, March 15, as part of a special dossier on Richard Linklater. She also presented a paper titled “The Triplets of Belleville, Fluxing the Cinematic Moment” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal, CA, March 29.

  • James Huddleston, Physical Therapy, co-wrote an article titled “The use of motivational interviewing in physical therapy education and practice: Empowering patients through effective self-management” in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, April 15.

  • Sarah Martin, Psychology, presented research findings titled “Parenting at Risk: Depression and Daily Emotions in Mothers of Clinically Referred Preschoolers” March 19 at the Society for Research in Child Development conference in Philadelphia.

  • Gretchen Shae Moore, Art, gave a gallery talk on poetry, art, and music of the Civil War titled “Art + Literature: New England Artists and Writers” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 21.

  • Lowry Pei, English, had his sound art titled “Idea of North” on exhibit at the ROOM gallery in Watertown, March 1 to April 16. Pei’s sound-piece “Moonlight in a Bucket” played on a loop in the gallery alongside work by three visual artists.

  • Jyoti Puri, Sociology, wrote an article titled “Post colonial feminisms and Teaching Sociology in the Imperium” in the winter issue of Radical Teacher, Feb. 20. This article was about teaching sociology and an introduction to sociology. She was also gave a talk at the University of Chicago titled “‘State vs. Sexuality’: Decriminalizing Homosexuality in India” April 2.

  • Katherine Wisser, School of Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “Investigating the ‘Small World’ of Literary Archival Collections: The Impact of EAC-CPF on Archival Descriptive Practices” published in the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, Jan. 15.

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