Faculty Accomplishments: October 2015, Pt. 1

October 30, 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!

  • Judy Beal (pictured left), Judy BealNursing and Health Sciences Dean, presented research findings titled “The Development of a Clinical Scholar” at the Sigma Theta Tau Delta Upsilon Honor Society Fall Meeting, Sept. 17, in Providence, R.I. The presentation showcased a 15-year program of research on the development of clinical nurse scholars.
  • Donna Beers, Mathematics and Statistics, refereed and educational module titled “Connecting Forensics and Linear Algebra” on Sept. 9, that was developed for the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis in support of its knowledge transfer mission as a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence.
  • Monica Colón-Aguirre, Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “Knowledge Transferred Through Organizational Stories: A Typology,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Library Management, June 1. Colón-Aguirre, also wrote an article titled “Organizational Storytelling Among Academic Reference Librarians,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Libraries and the Academy, Sept. 1. 
  • Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard, Art & Music, published a book review of “Notes on Early Modern Art: Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Larry Silver, Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain,” March 1.  Cloutier-Blazzard also presented a paper titled “Molenaer’s ‘Denial of Saint Peter’: A Socratic Festive Tavern” at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference in Berlin, Germany, March 26 to March 28.
  • Amitabh Dashottar (pictured right), Physical Therapy, wrote an article titled “Validity and Reliability of the Low Flexion Measurement for Posterior Glenohumeral Joint Capsule Tightness,” published in the peer-reviewed journal National Center for Biotechnology Information, Sept. 5. Dashottar also co-wrote an article titled “Validity and Reliability of the Low Flexion Measurement for Posterior Glenohumeral Joint Capsule Tightness” published in the peer-reviewed journal Manual Therapy, Aug. 20. Dashottar received the Gottesfeld Award on July 30, an award that recognizes authors for the publication of outstanding research or review articles in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • Kristin Dukes, Psychology, wrote a blog post titled “The Last Safe Prejudice” published in Psychology Today, Sept. 9, featured in “The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues ‘Sound Science, Sound Policy’” section.
  • Sari Edelstein, Nutrition, published the following articles and studies:
    • “A Commentary on Phytoestrogens and Disease,” in the American Journal of Health Education, Feb. 2.
    • “Fostering Good Health by Partnering College Students with a Diverse Middle/High School” in the Journal for Foodservice Business Research, March 2.
    •  “Research on Phytonutrients: Flavonoids” for the Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, April 1.
    •  “Where Female Athletes Obtain Information and the Reliability of the Source” in the Food and Nutrition Report, May 1.
    • “Healthy Functionality of Organosulfides: A Review” for the online International Journal of Food Properties, June 15. 

Edelstein also published a book Lifecycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach, Feb. 2. She also presented a discussion titled “Comparisons of Student Evaluations for Classroom, Blended Learning and Online Versions of the Same Course” at the Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning in Newport Beach, Calif., Feb. 19. In addition, Edelstein received the following recognition: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion Award for lifetime achievement and service awarded at the 2015 National Convention, Oct. 4, and the U.S. Professor of the Year 2014-15 nomination by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences to represent Simmons College, Feb. 11.


  • Donna Glynn, Nursing, lead a discussion titled “The Development and Implementation of a Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program: An Academic Practice Partnership” at the National League of Nursing Annual Educational Summit in Las Vegas. The conference ran from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Glynn was also elected to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts Board of Directors for a two-year term, Sept. 1.
  • Ellen Grabiner, Communications, wrote an article titled “The Holy Moment: Waking Life and Linklater’s Sublime Dream Time,” in Film Quarterly, March 15. Grabiner also presented her paper titled “The Triplets of Belleville: Fluxing the Cinematic Moment” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Montreal, Canada, March 20.
  • Nadine James, Nursing, became a National Institute of Nursing Research grant reviewer, March 14.
  • Colleen Koob, Nursing, presented a discussion titled “The Perceived Value of Certification Among Certified Nurse Educators” at the National League for Nursing Summit, Oct. 2, in Las Vegas. The discussion highlighted the implications for practice within the certified nurse educators population and its supporting organizations.
  • John Lowe (pictured left), John LoweSchool of Management, gave a presentation as part of panel discussion at the Inseparable: Library Science and Connections Across Disciplines Conference, March 5. Lowe was also invited to present at a seminar on “Mentor Mentee Relationship” at the Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Care Division, June 9.
  • Zinnia Mukherjee, Economics, presented “Behavioral Response of Fishers to Hypoxia and the Distributional Impact on Harvest” at the following conferences: the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics at University of Helsinki, Finland, from June 24 to 27; the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference in Newport, R.I., from June 27 to 30; and the American Agricultural and Economic Association and Western Agricultural Economic Association Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco, from July 26 to 28.
  • Kyong Eun Oh, Library and Information Science, co-wrote an article titled “Online Consumer Health Information Organization: Preferred, Easy, and Useful Facets from Users’ Perspectives,” published in Knowledge Organization, July 27.
  • Lowry Pei (pictured right), Lowry PeiEnglish, had an exhibit called “Moonlight in a Bucket” on display at the Room 83 Spring Gallery in Watertown, from March 1 to April 16. “Moonlight” is a 20-minute sound-piece built up out of sounds recorded in Cambridge, Prince Edward Island, and Berkeley, Ill.
  • Lauren Rizzuto, Library and Information Science, authored a book chapter titled “‘Jo March is Pregnant and Laurie’s the Father’: Alcott in the Fanfiction Community” in the book Critical Insights: Little Women, June 1.
  • Laura Saunders, Library and Information Science, wrote the following articles:
    • “Professional Perspectives on Library and Information Science Education,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Library Quarterly, Oct. 1.
    • “So You Say You Want a Revolution… Introducing Radical Librarianship,” published in the blog Unbound, July 7.
    • “Information Behaviors and Information Literacy Skills of LIS Students: An International Perspective” published in The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, July 1.

She also participated in two panels at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference in Chicago, Jan. 28: “Gender Issues: Re-Imagining Issues of Gender and Sexuality in LIS Teaching, Research, and Service Delivery,” and “Improving Teaching to Improve Learning: Implementing a Peer-to-Peer and Self-Reflection Program.” Additionally, Saunders lead a discussion titled “Walking the Talk: Developing Visual Presentation Skills” with Library and Information Science student Jes Caron ’16 at the New England Library Instruction Group in Smithfield, R.I., June 12.


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