Faculty Accomplishments

April 15, 2016

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, was elected as a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London in February. 
  • Judy Beal, School of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean, was re-elected as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) board secretary, Feb. 5, for a two-year appointment.
  • Carole BiewenerCarole Biewener (pictured right), Economics, wrote an article titled, “Paid Work, Unpaid Work, and Economic Viability in Alternative Food Initiatives: Reflection from Three Boston Urban Agriculture Endeavors,” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, March. 
  • Angela Chang, Management, presented a paper titled “Optimizing the Benefits of Competition Based Learning: The Example of the National Student Advertising Competition” at the Marketing Management Association Spring Conference, in Chicago, March 17.
  • Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard, Art and Music, wrote essays, titled “The Elevation of the Deformed in Early Modern Religious and Mythological Art” and “The Portrait of Mary McIntosh Sargent: Slavery and ‘Natural Slavery’ in Federalist Era America,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Notes on Early Modern Art, Fall 2015 issue; and in the book Locating American Art: Finding Art’s Meaning in Museums (Ashgate Press), February.
  • George Coggeshall, Physical Therapy, was recently recognized as one of 17 newly credentialed Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialists at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Recognition Ceremony of Clinical Specialists, in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 17. With this recognition, Coggeshall joins a select group of 235 physical therapists in the U.S. who are Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialists. 
  • Kristen Dukes, Psychology, presented “#SayHerName: Examining Perceptions and Representations of Black Women” at Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center Gender and Sexuality Seminar “Arresting Violence: Reconceptualizing Justice,” Feb. 18. Dukes was also selected as chair at the Featured Feminist Science Symposium at the 2016 Association for Women in Psychology conference “Strong Girls and Wise Women: Sustaining Feminism for the Future” in Pittsburgh, March. 
  • Teresa FungTeresa Fung (pictured right), Nutrition, facilitated a discussion, titled “Protein Intake and Risk of Hip Fractures in Postmenopausal Women and Men Over 50 Years,” at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, April 4.
  • Jocelyn Loftus, Nursing, was recently honored with the 2016 Nursing Research Award from New England Regional Black Nurses Association at the Excellence in Nursing Award Celebration, in Boston, Feb. 12. The award is in recognition of Loftus’ three grants over five years using research to improve the experience of minority students, and her commitment to enhancing the learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds through research. 
  • Liz Scott, Biology, presented the keynote address, titled “Developing and Promoting a Targeted Approach to Hygiene in Home and Everyday Life,” at the Royal Society for Public Health conference: Are We Too ‘Clean’? Reframing the Hygiene Hypothesis and Its Implications for the Human Microbiome, Allergies, Infectious Disease and Our Lifestyles, Feb. 11.
  • Becky Thompson, Sociology, gave a sermon with Jennifer Bottomley titled “The Sea Shares Salt with the Breeze” at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Roxbury, Mass., February. Additionally, Thompson presented the talk “Radical Self-Healing for Social Justice Advocates” at Harvard University, March 31.
  • Patricia White, Nursing, co-wrote an article titled “Assessing DNP Impact – Using Program Evaluations to Assess Health Care System Change,” appearing in the peer-reviewed journal The Nurse Practitioner, April 17.

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