Faculty Accomplishments

June 03, 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!

  • Anna AguileraAnna Aguilera (pictured right), Biology, facilitated a discussion titled “Best Practices in Teaching at the Nexus” at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus, the 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.

  • Gary Bailey, Social Work, facilitated a discussion titled “The Game Changers Closing Roundtable” at the Next Generation of Women of Color Summit (NGWCS) hosted at Simmons College, Oct. 17, 2015. Bailey was also named to Social Work Today’s 10 Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers list, Jan. 1. On Jan. 4, Bailey served as a proctor for the IPE Collaboration: Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences & Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. The American Association of the College of Nursing (AACN) TV station aired an interview with Bailey, Feb. 17. Bailey also facilitated a campus discussion, titled “Real Talk: Conversations about Transgender Identity,” March 2. Additionally, Bailey presented a discussion titled “A Small Good Thing” at the NASW 2016 Film Festival-Sunday at the Movies, in Belmont, March 6. On March 10, Bailey sat on a panel, titled “Family Recovery: Prevention and Treatment Approaches for Diverse Families,” for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in Washington, D.C.

  • Donna Beers, Mathematics and Statistics, presented an invited speech, titled “Connecting Forensics and Linear Algebra,” at the Mathematics Department Seminar in Middlebury College, Vt., March 8; and at the Pi Mu Epsilon math honor society induction at Western New England University, April 8.

  • Amanda Carey, Psychology, co-wrote an article titled “Dietary Supplementation with the Polyphenol-Rich Açaí Pulps (Euterpe Oleracea Mart. and Euterpe Precatoria Mart.) Improves Cognition in Aged Rats and Attenuates Inflammatory Signaling in BV-2 Microglial Cells” in the peer-reviewed journal Nutritional Neuroscience November 30, 2015.

  • Greg Feldman, Psychology, co-wrote a book chapter, titled “Meditation and Relaxation,” in The Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology, March.

  • Bruce GrayD. Bruce Gray (pictured left), Biology, presented research findings titled “Lack of Evidence for Peroxynitrite Formation in Nitric-Oxide Induced Death in Retinal Cell Cultures” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, in Chicago, Ill., October 15, 2015.

  • Dana Grossman Leeman, Social Work, presented a workshop titled “Pedagogy Club: One Approach to Faculty Development and Retention” at the Lilly Conference, in Newport Beach, Calif., Feb. 17. Leeman also presented a TED-style talk, titled “You Matter: Creating a Student Advisory Board in an Online MSW Program,” at SXSWedu in Austin, March 9.

  • Denise Horn, Political Science and International Relations, is currently co-editor for a special issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, “Displacement,” slated for publication in spring 2018. Horn also presented a paper titled “Embodying Democracy: Shaping Women Citizens in Southeast Asian Style Democracies” at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, in Atlanta, March 18.

  • Len Mailloux, Communications, facilitated a discussion titled “College Radio as an Academic Tool” at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System 2016 National Conference, in New York City, March 5.

  • Jennifer Putney, Social Work, presented a roundtable titled “Evaluating Change in Social Work Students’ Skills, Attitudes and Values Related to Interprofessional Collaboration Within Integrated Care Settings” at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15.

  • Rong Tang, Library and Information Science, co-wrote an article titled “Data Science Programs in U.S. Higher Education: An Exploratory Content Analysis of Program Description, Curriculum Structure, and Course Focus” in the peer-reviewed journal Education for Information, Feb. 2.

  • Kristie Thomas, Social Work, co-wrote original research titled “Family Support and Mental Health Service Use Among Suicidal Adolescents” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Child and Family Studies, March 29.

  • Julie Vosit-Steller, Nursing and Health Sciences, presented research findings titled “Approaching Death; Improving End of Life Care” as part of the Continual Process Improvement Projects Presentations at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Jan. 25.

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