Faculty Accomplishments: December 2015, Part 1

January 29, 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!

  • Eileen Abels, Library and Information Science, presented research findings titled “Educating Information Professionals for the Future” at the New England Library Association's annual conference, in Manchester, N.H., Oct. 27. Abels also facilitated a discussion titled “Envisioning our Information Future and How to Educate for It: A Community Conversation” at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 10.

  • Anna Aguilera, Biology, presented research findings titled “The Effect of Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities on the Growth and Competition of Lactuca Species” at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Baltimore, Aug. 11. Aguilera also presented research findings titled “Decomposition of Invasive Species in Aquatic and Terrestrial Invaded Systems Display Additive and Nonadditive Effects: Insights Using the EREN Research Model” at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Baltimore, Aug. 13.

  • Anne-Marie Barron, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, presented the following:
    • Research Findings titled “Brock, J.T. and Barron, A.M. "Exploratory Study to Understand Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Patients' Experience of Hatha Yoga” at the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress, in Orlando, Fla., April 23.
    • Research Findings titled “Coakley, A., Barron, A.M. & Annesse, C. "Exploring Experiences of Nurses Offering Therapeutic Touch to Nurse Colleagues” at the First International Integrative Nursing Symposium, in Reykjavik, Iceland, May 19.
    • Discussion titled “Diamond, R. & Barron, A.M. "Strategies for Crucial Inclusive Classroom Conversations on Faith and Spirituality” at the Colleges of the Fenway Teaching and Learning Conference: Critical Conversations on Campus, in Simmons College, Boston, Nov. 13.
    • Paper titled “The Power of the Professional Relationship to Heal” at the Second Conference of the Bangladesh Society of Haematology Conference, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 2.
    • Poster Presentation titled “Ahmed, S., Callahan, C., Brezina, M., Barron, A.M., & Dey, B. "BEAM me up!: Establishing Stem Cell Transplantation in a Developing Nation” at the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacitsts Midyear Conference, in New Orleans, La., Dec. 7.

Barron also participated in a Rosalyn Diamond and facilitated a Lunchtime Dialogue for Simmons College faculty and staff: Strategies for Crucial Inclusive Classroom Conversations on Faith and Spirituality, Nov. 5. Additionally, Barron did a presentation during an invited consultation titled  “An Overview of the Enhanced Specialized Nurse Training and the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at Dhaka College Medical College Hospital,” Dec. 3. Barron also had a clinical research poster, titled “Exploring Experiences of Nurses Offering Therapeutic Touch to Nurse Colleagues,” on exhibit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Oct. 8.

  • Jeannette Bastian, Library and Information Science, presented a PowerPoint titled “Evolving Archival Education in the United States – Where We Were and Where We Are Now,” at the New Hampshire Archivists Conference, in New Boston, N.H., Sept. 29. She also presented the following papers:
    • “Moving the Margins to the Middle: Reconciling ‘the Archive’ with the Archives” at the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 29.
    • “Only Connect: Communities, Archives and the Making and Keeping of Memory,” at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Conference, in Columbus Georgia, Oct. 22.
    • “Considering Memory in the Teaching of Archives : A Survey and Analysis of Memory Studies Pedagogy in the United States” at the Archives Education and Research Institute, at the University of Maryland, July 15.

She co-wrote a book titled Archives in Libraries; What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know to Work Together, Aug. 18.  Bastian also wrote an article titled “Locating Archives within the Landscape: Records, Memory and Place” in the peer-reviewed journal Public History Review, Jan. 21, 2015. Additionally, she also wrote a book chapter titled “Memory Research/Archival Research” in Research in the Archival Multiverse, March 15.

  • Kirk Beattie, Political Science, wrote a book titled Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East, Nov. 3. Beattie also conducted research in Paris pursuant to a 4.5 month Fulbright fellowship France to study French foreign policymaking in the Middle East, from Jan.-May 2015.

  • Donna Beers, Mathematics and Statistics, presented the keynote address titled “Connecting Linear Algebra and Forensics” at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America, at Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., Nov. 21. Beers also wrote a mathematics education module titled “Who is Really in Charge? An Application of Graph and Network Theory to Analyzing Social Networks” for the CCICADA Education Modules, Oct. 30. Additionally, Beers received recognition at the 2015 Northeastern Section/Mathematical Association of America Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, Nov. 21.
  • Stephen Berry, History, published a book titled A Path in the Mighty Waters: Shipboard Life and Atlantic Crossings to the New World, Jan. 15, 2015. Berry also did a Wells Fargo distinguished public lecture titled “Close Encounters of the Shipboard Kind,” at the College of Charleston,” Oct. 8. Additionally, Berry was inducted as a Kate B. & Hall J. Peterson Fellow by the American Antiquarian Society, Aug. 1.

  • Danisa Bonacic, Department of Modern LAnguages and Literatures, presented a paper titled “El Viaje Estático En Cuentos Argentinos De Los Noventa” at the Latin American Studies Association Annual Convention, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 30. Bonacic also wrote an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Confluencia, Dec. 20.
  • Kimberly Boothby-Ballantyne, Nursing, facilitated a discussion titled “Women in the Military” at the Gorham's Verteran's Day Celebration, in Gorham, Maine, Nov. 11.

  • Edie Bresler, Art & Music, wrote three magazine articles in Photography Magazine titled “Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs, by Ulrich Wüst,” Oct. 1; “Bear Kirkpatrick: The Human Diorama,” Sept. 28; and “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11,”June 5. Bresler also had the following on exhibit:
    • “PRC Exposure 2015,” at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston University, June 18.
    • Photography for the Danforth Museum New England Photography Biennial, at the The Danforth Museum in Framingham, Sept. 9.
    • Photography curated by Paula Tognarelli, at the Peter Miller Gallery in Providence RI, Oct. 15.

Additionally, Bresler received recognition at the Review Center Sante Fe, June 11. One of 100 photographers chosen globally to present work at Review Santa Fe, the premier photography portfolio review in the world.  Bresler also received the Exhibiton Purchase Award, Dec. 4.

  • Pamela Bromberg, English, wrote a book chapter titled “Tom Jones as the Cornerstone in ‘The English Novel through Austen’” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Henry Fielding, Dec. 15.
  • Lisa Brown, Nutrition, wrote an article titled “Differences in the use of Protein Supplements and Protein-Rich Food as seen among U.S. Recreational Athletes” in the peer-reviewed journal Topics in Clinical Nutrition, June 1.
  • Tamara Cadet, Social Work, presented the following research findings at the Gerontological Society of America, in Orlando:
    • “Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Nursing Homes: A Pilot Intervention to Improve Oral Health,” Nov. 2.
    • “Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors: Exploring Cultural Factors Among Older Hispanic Women,” Nov. 18.
    • “Associations Between Depression, Sleep Disturbance and Apolipoprotein E in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease,” Nov. 20.
    • “Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Apolipoprotein E: Associations with Eventual Alzheimer’s Disease,” Nov. 21.
    • “Awareness of the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Among Older Non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics,” Nov. 18.
    • “Home Modifications Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Closer Look at Race and Ethnicity,” Nov. 18.

She also presented research findings titled “Evidence-based health promotion in nursing homes: A pilot intervention to improve oral health” at the American Public Health Association, in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 18. Additionally, Cadet wrote the following articles in peer-reviewed journals:

    • “Exploring the Relationship Between Fear of Cancer Recurrence and Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors,” Journal of Psycho-Oncology, Sept. 1.
    • “Reflections on a Quantitative, Group-Based Mindfulness Study with Social Work Students,” Journal of Social Work with Groups, Jan. 2, 2015.
    • “the Relationship Between Psychosocial Factors and Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors of Older Hispanic Women,” Journal of Social Work in Public Health, March 1.
    • “Evidence-Based Health Promotion in Nursing Homes: A Pilot Intervention to Improve Oral Health,” Educational Gerontology, Dec. 1.

She also wrote a book chapter titled “Cancer and Aging” in the Handbook on Health and Aging, Oct. 1. Cadet received the Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grant in the amount of $17,000, from the National Institutes of Health, Aug. 15. Cadet also received the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Health Professions Student Training Award Grant in the amount of $900,000, from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Sept. 1.

  • George Coggeshall, Physical Therapy, received the Mary MacDonald Distinguished Service Award, Nov. 14.

  • Cynthia Cheng Correia, Library and Information Science, facilitated a discussion titled “SLA Corporate Information Centers (CIC) Panel Discussion: Measuring Effectiveness & Proving Value” at the SLA Annual Conference 2015, in Boston, June 15. Correia also facilitated a discussion titled “Managing Research & Intelligence Bias: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Lead the Way for Your Customers” at the The Competitive Intelligence and Market Research Summit, in Boston, Sept. 17. Additionally, she presented a discussion titled “Beyond Revenue, Returns, and Rationales: Methods to Make More Convincing Business Cases” at the Staying Ahead of the Research Curve, in Boston, Oct. 28. Correia was also inducted to the Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows, Oct. 7.
  • Margaret Costello, Nursing, wrote an article titled “Prescription Opioid Analgesics: Promoting Patient Safety with Better Patient Education” in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Nursing, Nov. 1. She also wrote an article in the peer-reviewed Nursing Management, titled “What Prevents Interprofessional Care?,” March 15.
  • Robert Coulam, Health Care Management, presented research findings titled “The Role of Medical Group Practice Administrators in the Adoption and Implementation of Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, in Minneapolis, June 14. Coulam also facilitated a discussion titled “Meet the Experts” at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, in Minneapolis, Minn., June 14. Coulam also wrote the following articles in peer-reviewed journals:
    • “The Role of Medical Group Practice Administrators in the Adoption and Implementation of Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System” in Health Care Management Review, March 2.
    • “Medicaid Expansions and Crowd-Out: Evidence From HIFA Premium Assistance Programs” in Health Services Research, May 18.
    • “The PQRS Participation, Inappropriate Utilization of Health Care Services, and Medicare Expenditures” in Medical Care Research and Review, Aug. 30.

Coulam also did an expert panel presentation to the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services, titled “Potential Changes in How Medicare Determines Payments to Health Plans,” June 29.

  • Andrew Clark, Library, facilitated a discussion titled “What Goes Where? Managing Resources Across Multiple Discovery Tools” at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference, in Chicago, Jan. 31, 2015.

  • Amy Deschenes, Library, wrote a book titled Free Technologies for Libraries, Aug. 1.
  • Susan Duty, Nursing, presented research findings titled “Test Taking Anxiety Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, in Honolulu, Jan. 7, 2015. Duty also wrote an article titled “Is CognitiveTest Taking Anxiety (TTA) Associated with Academic Performance Among Nursing Students?” in the peer-reviewed journal Nurse Educator, Aug. 27. She also wrote an article titled “A Pilot Study to Evaluate Staphylococcus Aureus Contamination on Student Nurse Scrubs Pre- and Post- Laundering” in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Infection Control, Sept. 1.
  • Annie Erdmann, Library, presented a paper titled “Let Coral Clean Up Your Electronic Resources” at the LibTech Conference, in St. Paul, Minn., March 18. She also presented research findings with Jennifer Ferguson, titled “Putting Your Patrons in the Driver's Seat: Assessing the Value of On-Demand Streaming Video,” at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, in Austin, Texas, Feb. 25; and at the American Library Association Annual Conference, in San Francisco, June 29.

  • Eduardo Febles, Modern Languages and Literatures, wrote a book review titled “A Family in Exile, A Poet in the Making,” a review of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco, March 1. He also wrote a book review of “The National Habitus: Ways of Feeling French, 1789–1870, by Marie-Pierre Le Hir,” Nov. 1.
  • Greg Feldman, Psychology, presented research findings titled “Dispositional Mindfulness Buffers Emotional Reactivity to Physiological Arousal” at the The 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy., in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 14. Feldman also presented research findings titled “Assessing Response Styles to Positive Affect: One or Two Dimensions of Positive Rumination in the Responses to Positive Affect Questionnaire?” at the Autumn conference of the Dutch Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy, in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, Nov. 11.

  • Jennifer Ferguson, Library, presented research findings with Annie Erdmann titled “Online Video: Use, PDA, and ROI” at the American Library Association Annual Conference, in San Francisco, June 29. Ferguson also presented a paper titled “Just Google It! Information Literacy, Metaliteracy, and Prior Knowledge” at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, in Newport, R.I., May 28.

  • Shanti Freundlich, Library, presented a paper titled “Yep, That’s Probably a Quantitative Research Article” at the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference, in New Britain, Conn., May 29. Freundlich also presented two papers, titled “Active Learning + Undergraduate Nurses + Quantitative Research Articles: They Go Together Like PB+J” and “Working Through Imposter Syndrome Toward Excellence in Collection Development,” at the North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries Conference, in Providence, R.I., Oct. 19.

  • Teresa Fung, Nutrition, presented research findings titled “Food Quality Score and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease” at the American Heart Association Scientific Session, in Orlando, Nov. 10. Fung also co-wrote an article titled “The Influence of Factitious Free-From Food Product Label on Consumer Perceptions of Healthfulness” in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nov. 12.
  • Caroline Gates, Modern Languages & Literatures, translated an article from French to English, titled “The Imaginary Debt of Communism: Political Conflicts and Historical Legitimization in Romania,” in An Anthropological Economy of Debt, April 1. She also wrote a book chapter titled “Farce, Community, and the Performativity of Violence in Rabelais's Quart Livre: The Chiquanous Episode,” in French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory, March 1.
  • Robert Goldman, Mathematics & Statistics, wrote a magazine article titled “Development of a Biostatistics Major: The Simmons College Story” in CHANCE, April 15.
  • Beth Herman-Davis, Graduate Education, facilitated a discussion titled “The Beauty of Story, Multicultural Literature, and its Connection to Social Justice” at the National Association of Multicultural Educators, in New Orleans, Oct. 1.

  • Jennifer Herman, Center for Excellence in Teaching, received the Design and Development Support of the New Simmons PLAN Undergraduate Curriculum Grant in the amount of $299,676, from the Davis Educational Foundation, Nov. 20. Grant co-author and project co-lead with Catherine Paden, Director of General Education.

  • Heather Hole, Art and Music, presented a paper titled “Modern Art in the Department Store: Florine Stettheimer, Wanamaker’s and the New York Avant-Garde of the 1920s” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 13.

  • Melanie Kimball, Library and Information Science, presented a paper titled “Storytelling as a Means to an End: Oral Narrative and the Creation of Literate Children” at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, in Montreal, Canada, July 8.

  • Ruth Kimokoti, Nutrition, wrote two articles in the peer-reviewed journal Lancet, titled “Global, Regional, and National Incidence, Prevalence, and Years Lived with Disability for 301 Acute and Chronic Diseases and Injuries in 188 Countries, 1990–2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013,” Aug. 22; and “Global, Regional, and National Comparative Risk Assessment of 79 Behavioural, Environmental and Occupational, and Metabolic Risks or Clusters of Risks in 188 Countries, 1990-2013: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013,” Sept. 10. She also wrote an article titled “Metabolically Healthy Obesity Is Not Associated with Food Intake in White and Black Men” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Nutrition, Sept. 30.
  • Sarah Martin, Psychology, presented research findings titled “Parenting at Risk: Depression and Daily Emotions in Mothers of Clinically Referred Preschoolers” at the Society for Research in Child Development, in Philadelphia, March 15.

  • Len Mailloux, Communications, presented a media conference titled “Organized and Hosted the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System East Coast Conference” at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting East Coast Radio & Media Conference, at Simmons College, Nov. 7. Mailloux also facilitated a discussion titled “Thinking Outside the Jukebox" - "Media Management Bootcamp” at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System West Coast Radio & Media Conference, in University of Redlands, Calif., Nov. 14.

  • James Matarazzo, Library and Information Science, was inducted to the Hall of Fame, May 29, by the Special Libraries Association. Matarazzo also received recognition at Whose Who In America, Nov. 16.

  • Kristin Nelson, Education, wrote an article titled “Vocabulary Instruction in K-3 Low-Income Classrooms During a Reading Reform Project” in the peer-reviewed journal Reading Psychology, March 1. She also wrote an article titled “The Sustainability of a National Reading Reform Initiative in Two States” in the peer-reviewed journal Reading & Writing Quarterly, Jan. 2015.
  • Chaoqun Ni, School of Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “The Academic Advantage: Gender Disparities in Patenting” in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, May 1. Ni also wrote an article titled “On the Relationship Between Gender Disparities in Scholarly Communication and Country-Level Development Indicators” in the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy, May 17. Additionally, Ni did an invited talk titled “Transformative Interaction in the Scientific Workforce,” at MIT, Sept. 15.
  • Mindell Nitkin, Management, wrote a book chapter titled “Simmons World Challenge: A Case Study in Grounding Management Education in Global Poverty” in Responsible Management Education and the Challenge of Poverty: A Teaching Perspective, Dec. 15.
  • Kyong Eun Oh, Library and Information Science, presented a panel titled “Information seeking and beyond: Impacts of studying different forms of information behavior.” at the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, in St. Louis, MO., Nov. 9. Oh also presented the following research findings:
    • “What’s in Your Office? a Study on How Academics Manage Their Personal Digital Information and Personal Paper-Based Information in Their Work Space” at the The Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) Conference 2015, in New York, April 24.
    • “Personal Information Categorization: The Rigid, Fuzzy, and Flexible Categorizers” at the iConference 2015, in Newport Beach, CA., March 26.
    • “The Process of Organizing Personal Information” at the The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, in Chicago, IL., Jan. 29, 2015.

Additionally, Oh wrote an article titled “Online Consumer Health Information Organization: Preferred, Easy, and Useful Facets From Users’ Perspectives” in the peer-reviewed journal Knowledge Organization, July 27. Oh also wrote an article titled “Learning 3D Visualization Strategies: A Qualitative Investigation” in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Science Education, Nov. 1. She also wrote an article titled “Blocked: When the Information Is Hidden by the Visualization” in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, March 24. On Jan. 29, 2015, Oh received the 2015  ALISE/Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award.

  • Laura Prieto, History & Women's and Gender Studies, presented a paper titled “Daughters, Sisters, and Comrades: The Racial Politics of Memory in Spanish-American War Nursing” at the Southern Association of Women Historians, at the College of Charleston, S.C., June 14. Prieto also presented a paper titled “Dazzling Visions: Imperialism, Gender, and Race, in the Modernizing of Cuban Nursing, 1898-1922” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, in New Haven, Conn., May 2. Additionally, Prieto did an invited talk for the Great Lakes College Association Boston Summer Seminar, titled “Using Visual Sources for Historical Research,” June 2. Prieto also did an invited talk for a Women’s History Month event, “Women in the Arts,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, titled “Her Own Subject: American Women’s Self-Portraits before 1930,” March 11.

  • Michelle Putnam, Social Work, wrote the following articles in peer-reviewed journals:
    • “Measures of Aging with Disability in U.S. Secondary Data Sets: Results of a Scoping Review,” Disability and Health Journal, July 22.
    • “The Role of Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Serving Adults Aging with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families: Findings From Seven States,” Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Nov. 12.
    • “Understanding Effects of Flexible Spending Accounts on People with Disabilities: The Case of a Consumer Directed Care Program,” Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, Dec. 1.
    • “Individual Development Accounts and Homeownership Among Low-Income Adults with Disabilities: Evidence From a Randomized Experiment,” in Journal of Applied Social Science, Nov. 16.

Putnam also wrote two book chapters, titled “Aging and Functional Disability” in Oxford Handbook of Social Work in Aging, Sept. 30; and “The Interactions of Disability, Aging, and Assets and Financial Stability,” in Financial Capability and Asset Holding in Later Life: A Life Course Perspective, Jan. 30, 2015. Additionally, Putnam presented research findings titled “Measures of Aging with Disability in U.S. Secondary Data Sets: Results of a Scoping Review” at the Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, in Orlando, Nov. 20. On Jan. 15, 2015, Putnam was voted into the National Academy of Social Insurance.

  • Stacey Rorie, Nursing, presented research findings titled “Diabetes Disaster Prep: A Primary Care Responsibility” at the STTI Research Day, in King University, Knoxville TN, March 15.

  • Areen Shahbari, Management, moderated the “Women and Their Role in Middle Eastern Economy” panel at the Harvard Arab Weekend, the largest Pan-Arab conference in North America, Nov. 8.

  • Candy Schwartz, Library & Information Science, wrote he following editorials in Library & Information Science Research:
    • “Studying the Relevance of Libraries,” Jan. 31, 2015.
    • “Exploring the Library's Contribution to the Academic Institution: Research Agenda,” April 30.
    • “Descriptions in Job Ads Sometimes Equal ‘Huh?’, or ‘Do You Know What You Are Asking for?’,”July 31.
    • “A View of Success, or, Advice to Developing Scholars,” Dec. 31.
  • Elizabeth Scott, Biology, wrote an article titled “The Laundering Habits of Student Nurses and Correlation with the Presence of Staphylococcus Aureus on Nursing Scrub Tops Pre- and Post-Laundering” in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Infection Control, Oct. 1. Elizabeth Scott , Nancy Goodyear, Jennifer M. Nicoloro, Desta J. Marika, Emma Killion, Susan M. Duty. 2015
  • Beverly C. Sealey, Social Work, facilitated welcome address at the Mass Incarceration & the School to Prison Pipeline, in Boston, Sept. 10. Sealey also wrote an article titled “Protecting Children From Child Abuse & Neglect in Egypt: Addressing Neighborhood Factors” in the peer-reviewed Egyptian Journal of Social Work, June 1.
  • Mary Shapiro, Management, wrote the following articles published in peer-reviewed journals:
    • “Professional Cornerstones in Liberal Arts Education: An Intensive, Interdisciplinary Action-Based Curriculum,” College Teaching, Nov. 1.
    • “Middle School Girls and the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ to Leadership,” Middle School Journal, Jan. 2015.
    • “Throwing Like a Girl: How Traits for Women Business Leaders Are Shifting in 2015,” CGO Insight #41, Center for Gender in Organizations, Jan. 2015.

Shapiro also wrote a book chapter titled “Risk Aversion Among Women: Reality or Simply 'Doing Gender'?” in the Handbook on Gendered Careers in Management: Getting in, Getting on, Getting Out, Jan. 2015. Additionally, Shapiro presented research findings titled “Are We Keeping Girls in the Leadership Pipeline?” at the International Leadership Association, in Monteray Bay, Calif., June 7.

  • Niloufer Sohrabji, Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper titled “The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Export of Environmentally Sensitive Goods: Evidence from the U.S.” at the International Atlantic Economic Society Conference, in Boston, Oct. 9.

  • Dawn Stahura, Library, presented a paper titled “Feeling the Feels: Using Zines as Primary Sources in Student Research” at the Oct. Conference, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H., Oct. 16.

  • Julie Steller, Nursing, was inducted as member in the National Association of Professional Women, Nov. 6.

  • Amber Stubbs, Library and Information Science, wrote a book chapter titled “Challenges in Synthesizing Surrogate PHI in Narrative EMRs” in the Medical Data Privacy Handbook, Nov. 15. Stubbs also received the Analyzing Health Data in Longitudinal Clinical Narratives Grant in the amount of $10,500, from the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research/National Science Foundation, June 6.

  • Karen Teeley, Nursing, facilitated the following discussions:
    • “The Virtual Classroom of the Future is Here” at the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators annual MEeting, in Denver, June 3.
    • “Teaching in the Virtual Classroom” at the Natioanl League of Nurses Technology Conference, in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 24.
    • “Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussions: Getting Everyone Talking” at the Colleges of the Fenway: Teaching and Learning Conference, at Simmons College, Nov. 14.
    • “Using Breakout Rooms in Adobe Connect” at the 2U Faculty Enrichment Program, in LinkedIn-Adobe Connect-online, Aug. 12.

  • Kristie Thomas, School of Social Work, presented a poster titled “Health Care Resources and Mental Health Service Use Among Suicidal Adolescents” at the 2015 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, in Denver, Oct. 16. Thomas also presented two papers, titled “‘I Have Lost Everything’: The Trade-Offs of Seeking Safety From Intimate Partner Violence” at the 2015 Society for Social Work and Social Research Annual Conference, in New Orleans, La., Jan. 15, 2015; and “The Needs and Experiences of Homeless Battered Women Living in Emergency Assistance Hotels” at the Ending Homelessness got the Next Generation, in Boston, April 23. Additionally, Thomas wrote a toolkit titled “How Do We Know That Domestic Violence Programs Are Making a Difference? A Guide to Using the Measure of Victims Empowerment Related to Safety (MOVERS),” May 1. She was also invited to share expertise on the topic of intimate partner violence and homelessness by the organization T3, the training arm of the Center for Social Innovation, Oct. 19. Thomas also received the Engaging Low-Income Fathers in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention: An Exploratory Study Grant in the amount of $2,500, from the Simmons College Fund for Research, Jan. 1, 2015.

  • Spela Trefalt, Management, presented a paper titled “Achieving Temporal Flexibility in Project Work: The Role of Job Crafting” at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia, Aug. 10.

  • Nanette Veilleux, Computer Science, wrote an article titled “Belonging and Academic Engagement Among Undergraduate STEM Students: A Multi-Institutional Study” in the peer-reviewed journal Research in Higher Education, March 1.
  • Bernadine Waller, Social Work, presented a paper titled “Negotiating Liminality Within Qualitative Research and Pedagogy” at the Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., May 21. Waller also presented a poster titled “Domains of Impairment in DSM-5 and ICD-10 Personality Disorder Symptoms: Convergences and Divergences” at the The Association for Psychological Science 27th Annual Conference, in New York, May 22. Additionally, Waller presented research findings titled “At a Crossroad: Understanding the Barriers That African American Women Face During Their Help Seeking Process” at the The New York Academy of Medicine’s Seventh Annual Social Work Student Recognition Night, in New York, April 20. She also facilitated a workshop titled “Treating Partner Violence Victims: Best Practices for Medical and Clinical Professionals,” July 22.

  • Donna Webber, Library and Information Science, wrote a book titled Archives in Libraries: What Librarians and Archivists Need to Know to Work Together, Aug. 15.
  • Katherine Wisser, School of Library and Information Science, wrote two articles in peer-reviewed journals, titled “Investigating the ‘Small World’ of Literary Archival Collections: The Impact of EAC-CPF on Archival Descriptive Practices - Part 1: Relationships, Description, and the Archival Community,” Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, Jan. 2015; and “Surveillance, Documentation and Privacy: An International Comparative Analysis of State Intelligence Records,” Archival Science, Jan. 28, 2015. Wisser also did an invited presentation titled “The Description of Functions as an Archival Framework” at the Society of American Archivists, Annual Meeting, Description Section, in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 16. Wisser also presented the following research findings:
    • “Friend, Foe or Frenemy: The Challenges and Opportunities of Relationship Vocabularies” at the Society of American Archivists Research Forum, in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 15.
    • “Unpacking the Digital Humanities Curriculum” at the The Collective, in Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 20.

Additionally, Wisser did an invited keynote presentation titled “Robert Cormier: Censorship and Intolerance” at the Symposium at Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Oct. 1.

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