Faculty Accomplishments: June 2015

June 23, 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!

  • Joanna Almeida (pictured left), Social Work, 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 Italy, Oct. 8. She also co-wrote an article titled “Does Neighborhood Collective Efficacy For Families Change Over Time? The Boston Neighborhood Survey” published in the Journal of Community Psychology, Dec. 8, 2014.

  • Judy Beal, Dean of SNHS, co-wrote an article titled “The Development of a Clinical Nurse Scholar in Baccalaureate Education” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Professional Nursing, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • Donna Beers, Mathematics and Statistics, co-presented a mini-course for the mathematics faculty titled “Developing Departmental Self Studies” at The Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in San Antonio, TX, Oct. 17, 2014. The goal of this mini-course was to help faculty from mathematical science departments plan and lay the groundwork for undertaking an effective self-study of their departments. It will enable participants to determine how a self-study can be a positive opportunity for departmental renewal. This mini-course was co-presented with Richard Gillman of Valparaiso University.

  • Jane Brokel, Nursing, co-wrote a continuing education article for Portuguese-speaking nurses titled “Using Nursing Assessments, Diagnoses, Outcomes and Interventions within an Electronic Medical Records” in PRONANDA, Dec. 11, 2014.

  • Jean Christoffersen, Nursing, presented a poster titled “Best Faculty Practices in Teaching Accelerated Second Degree Students in a BSN Program” at the NEAPNA Conference in Newport, RI, on May 20, 2014.

  • Gretchen Dittrich, Behavior Analysis, co-wrote an article titled “An Evaluation of the Effects of a Treatment Package Consisting of Discrimination Training and Differential Reinforcement with Response Cost and a Social Story on Vocal Stereotypy for a Preschooler with Autism in a Classroom Based Setting” in the peer-reviewed journal Education and Treatment of Children, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Eduardo Febles (pictured right), Modern Languages and Literatures, presented a paper Oct. 17, 2014, titled “Cuban Skin, French Masks: Cultural Transvestism in la Comtesse Merlin’s La Havane” at the 40th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Margaret Hanni, Art & Music, published a book titled Breaking New Ground in Art History: A Festschrift in Honor of Alicia Craig Faxon, Washington, D.C.: New Academia Publishers, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Mary Jane Treacy, Honors Program, presented “Paterson 1913: The Silk Strike” at the Reacting to the Past Game Developers Conference in Simpson College, Iowa, July 18, 2014. She also published a book titled Greenwich Village 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman, New York: W.W.Norton, Sept. 30, 2014. Greenwich Village is one of a series of interactive simulations run by the Barnard College/Reacting to the Past Consortium.

  • Julie Vosit-Steller, Nursing, was part of an international collaboration in creating the Foundational Course in Palliative Care Nursing at Haccetepe University in Ankara, Turkey, in July 2014. This collaboration was sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Society and Middle East Cancer Consortium.

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