Faculty Accomplishments

December 05, 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!

  • Naresh Agarwal, Library and Information Science, co-presented a paper titled, “How Can Professional Associations Continue to Stay Relevant? Knowledge Management to the Rescue,” during the Information and Scholarly Association Papers session on in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 16. Agarwal also presented research findings titled “Research Perspectives on Serendipity and Information Encountering” at the ASIST Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 18.

  • Amy Ballin (pictured right), Education, Amy Ballinpublished a book titled The Quest for Meaningful Special Education (Rowan and Littlefield, Lanham), Dec. 30.

  • Jeannette Bastian, Library and Information Science, edited an article titled “Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know to Work Together” with Library and Information Science Associate Professor Donna Webber and Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Oct. 28. It was reviewed in the New England Archivists Newsletter.

  • Gerald Benoit, Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “The ‘Beautiful’ in Information: Thoughts about Visual Literacy and Aesthetics” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Visual Literacy, Sept. 8.

  • Sidney Berger, Library and Information Science, published a book titled The Dictionary of the Book: A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham), Oct. 28.

  • Tamara Cadet, Social Work, co-wrote the following articles in peer-reviewed journals:
    • “Associations Between Depression, Sleep Disturbance and Apolipoprotein E in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease: Dementia,” International Psychogeriatrics with Shanna Burke, Peter Maramaldi, Walter Kukull, 1.
    • “Reactive Protection?: Fear, Prior Victimization, and Fighting Among U.S. High School Students,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence Leslie Sattler & Kristie Thomas, Oct. 3.
    • “A Holistic Model to Support Those Living with and Beyond Cancer,” Healthcare with Cindy Davis, Jacinta Elks, and Patricia Williams, Sept. 1.

Cadet also presented research findings titled “The Relationship between Caregiving Types, Economic Subsidies, and Health among Hispanic Caregivers” at The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 17.

  • Janet Ceja, Library and Information Science, facilitated a plenary discussion titled “Action for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in AMIA” at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 9. Ceja also facilitated a discussion at the Reciprocal Learning & Archival Education in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 12.

  • Michele Cloonan, Library and Information Science, edited an article titled “Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age” in the New England Archivists Newsletter, Oct. 28.

  • Margaret Costello (pictured left), Nursing, Margaret Costellowrote the following articles in peer-reviewed journals:
    • “The First-Generation College Student Experience: A Case Study,” Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Sept. 1.
    • “Nurses’ Self-Identified Characteristics and Behaviors Contributing to Patients’ Positive Perceptions of Their Nursing Care: A Qualitative Study,” Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of The American Holistic Nurses’ Association, Oct. 1.
    • “Patient Opioid Education: Research Shows Nurses’ Knowledge of Opioids Makes a Difference,” MEDSURG Nursing, Nov. 4.
  • Robert Coulam, Management, facilitated a discussion titled “The Election and Its Impact on Health Reform” at the Dana Farber Development Issues Forum in Brookline, Sept. 19.

  • Lisa Fagin Davis, Library and Information Science, published a book titled Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, Sept. 1.

  • Linda Del Vecchio-Gilbert, Nursing, wrote an article titled “The Development and Validation of an Acuity Tool to Assess the Acuity of Children Receiving Home-Based/Community Palliative Care” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Sept. 1. Linda also had poster titled “The Development and Validation of an Acuity Tool to Assess the Acuity of Children Receiving Home-Based/Community Palliative Care” on exhibit at Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 29. Additionally, Linda did a podium presentation titled “Palliative Sedation: Management of Refractory Symptoms at the End of Life” at the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts in Norwood, Nov. 2.

  • Rosalyn Diamond, Center for Excellence in Teaching, facilitated a discussion titled “Increasing Awareness of First-Generation Student Experiences via Faculty Learning Communities” at the Colleges of the Fenway Teaching and Learning Conference, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Nov. 18. Diamond also presented research findings titled “Attention Educators – A Community of Practice Can Support You!” at the Limmud UK Conference in Birmingham, England, Dec. 26.

  • Lydia G. Fash, English, wrote an article titled “Claimed by England and America: Irving’s Best-Selling Sketch Book” in the peer-reviewed journal Symbiosis, Oct. 1.

  • Teresa Fung, Nutrition, co-wrote an article titled “Diet Quality and Mortality Risk in Metabolically Obese Normal-Weight Adults” in the peer-reviewed journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings with Yong-Moon Mark Park, Susan E. Steck, Jiajia Zhang, Linda J. Hazlett, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Hwan Lee, and Anwar T. Merchant, Oct. 3. Fung also co-wrote an article titled “Healthful Dietary Patterns and Long-Term Weight Change Among Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus” in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Obesity, Nov. 1.

  • Jennifer Herman, Center for Excellence in Teaching, conducted an interactive session titled “Learning Assessment Modules for Everyone! An Interactive Professional Development Resource” at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 17. Herman also facilitated the following at the POD Network Annual National Conference in Louisville, Ky.:
    • Discussion titled “A Discussion on Discussion for Deep Learning,” Nov. 10.
    • Interactive session titled “Learning Assessment Modules for Everyone! An Interactive Professional Development Resource,” Nov. 12.

Herman also facilitated a discussion titled “When Money Impacts Learning: Understanding and Responding to Students under Financial Stress” at the Colleges of the Fenway Teaching and Learning Conference in Boston, Nov. 18. Additionally, Herman conducted a podcast interview titled “Writing Retreats, Writing Coaching, and Administrative Scholarship” as part of the Research in Action Podcast for Oregon State University, Dec. 1.

  • James Huddleston (pictured right), Physical Therapy, James Huddlestonfacilitated a discussion titled “Increasing Appeal and Decreasing Barriers to Physical Activity” at the Mind Body Medicine: It’s Role in Compassionate Care conference in Boston, Oct. 21.

  • Alister Inglis, Modern Languages, presented a paper titled “Hong Mai (1123-1202) and His Informants for the Yijian Zhi” at the Yijian Zhi Reading Workshop in the University of Pennsylvania, Pa., Oct. 8. Inglis was also inducted to the 2016 Taiwan Fellowship Program by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China, Oct. 27, from May 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017. The fellowship will allow Inglis to work on current book project, The Love Story in Early-Modern China, while in Taiwan.

  • Yulong Li, Management, co-wrote an article titled “Knowledge Sharing in a Physician Practice Group: An Exploratory Case Study” in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies with John Lowe, Nov. 1. Li also presented a paper titled “The Effects of Social Media on Purchasing Behavior” at the 47th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute in Austin, Texas, Nov. 20.

  • James Matarazzo, Library and Information Science, received a Presidential Citation on Sept. 30 from the Special Libraries Association (SLA) for his work on the the new “Competencies for Information Professionals” document, approved by the SLA Board of Directors on April 13. Matarazzo also co-presented research findings titled “Sustainability through Strategic Focus – Understanding and Demonstrating Contribution” at the SLA New England Conference in Southbridge with Toby Pearlstein, Sept. 30.

  • Jyoti Puri, Sociology, wrote a book review of (Un)familiar Femininities by Aneeta Rajendran, published in Contributions to Indian Sociology, Oct. 26. Puri also presented a paper titled “De-Linking Sexuality in the Search for Justice” at the National Women’s Studies Association in Montreal, Canada, Nov. 10.

  • Jennifer Putney (pictured left), Social Work, Jennifer Putneyco-presented a poster titled “Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment: Differences Between Nursing and Social Work Students in Pre- and Post-Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills” at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in Seattle, Oct. 14; and “Evaluating the Acceptability and Effectiveness of SBIRT Training in Social Work and Nursing Education” at the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Conference in Washington, D.C., Nov. 3. The co-presenters we Cali-Ryan Collin, Adele Levine, and Kimberly O’Brien.

  • Laura Saunders, Library and Information Science, co-wrote an article titled “Assessing Graduate Level Information Literacy Instruction with Critical Incident Questionnaires” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Academic Librarianship with Jenny Severin, Shanti Freundlich, Jeremy Shaw-Munderback, and Vivienne Piroli, Nov. 28. Saunders also wrote an article titled “Teaching the reference interview through practice-based assignments” in the peer-reviewed Reference Services Review, Sept. 1. Additionally, Saunders did the following presentations at the European Conference on Information Literacy in Prague:
    • Discussion titled “Addressing Diversity, Oppression, and Inclusion in Information Literacy Instruction,” Oct. 10.
    • Discussion titled “The K-16 Connection: Exploring the High School to College Transition from an IL Perspective,” Oct. 11.
    • Paper titled “Re-Framing Information Literacy for Social Justice,” Oct. 12.
  • Kristin Scott, Communications, did a video presentation as an invited speaker titled “Gov 2.0: Open Government” at the IITEC Conference: TIC e Envolvimento Cidadão in Belém do Pará, at Federal University of Pará, Brazil, Oct. 5. Scott also published a book titled The Digital City and Mediated Urban Ecologies (Palgrave Macmillan), Nov. 5.

  • Amber Stubbs, Computer Science, co-chaired the 2016 CEGS N-GRID Shared-Tasks and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data, Nov. 11.

  • Roger Sutton, Children's Literature, did a Horn Book podcast titled “Library Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and VOYA,” Oct. 3, co-hosted Sian Gaetano ’13LS.

  • Rong Tang, Library and Information Science, presented research findings titled “Needs Assessment of ASIS&T Publications: Bridging Information Research and Practice” at the ASIST Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 16.

  • Becky Thompson, Sociology, did an interview with Dr. Paula Joyce for Healing Trauma Through Yoga, Sept. 15. Thompson also co-wrote a chapter published in the book Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Their Fears, Sorrows and Hopes, titled “Dark Radiance,” Nov. 1. Additionally, Thompson presented papers at a panel discussion, titled “We All Held Up Candles: Black Lives Matter Poetry on ‘Ferguson and Feminism’” and “Enough Hope to Fit Into Our Backpacks. On Making Mirrors: The Politics of Solidarity in Turkey, Greece, and Transnationally,” at the National Women’s Studies Association Panel in Montreal, Canada, Nov. 10. Thompson also published a book titled Justonics (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago), Dec. 1. Thompson also co-wrote a chapter in The Social Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of Whiteness, titled “Theorizing White Racial Trauma and Its Remedies” with Veronica Watson, Dec. 1.

  • Wanda Torres Gregory (pictured right), Philosophy, Wanda Torres Gregorypublished a book titled Heidegger’s Path to Language (Lexington Books of Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham), Sept. 1.

  • Julie Vosit Steller, Nursing, did the following presentations:
    • Podium presentation titled “International Collaboration and Partnership: A Pilot Program Developing Roles of Advanced Practice Nurses in Israel” at the Transcultural Nursing Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 13.
    • Discussion at the Establishment FNP, Advanced Practice Nurse in Israel in Haddasah University, Jerusalem, Israel, Nov. 16.

Steller also wrote an article titled “Communication, Best Practice” in the peer-reviewed Austin Journal of Palliative Care, Oct. 30. Additionally, Steller co-wrote an article titled “International Collaboration and Partnership: A pilot program developing roles of Advanced Practice Nurses in Israel” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Nov. 30.

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