Faculty Accomplishments

September 12, 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 AgarwalNaresh Agarwal (pictured left), Library and Information Science, wrote a magazine article titled “#MyStory” in Talk Sikkim, April 4.

  • Gary Bailey, Social Work, presented the keynote titled “Crossing Borders: Social Work in the Age of Mobility” at the 2016 Association of Social Work Boards Education Conference “Moving Forward: Social Work in the Age of Mobility” at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, N.J., April 29. Bailey was also a panelist at the Inter professional Education and Applied Community Research Conference and Reception at Simmons College, Boston, May 2. Additionally, Bailey wrote the following articles featured in blogs:
  • Bailey also presented the following at conferences:
    • Research findings at the LGBTQ Bullying: Translating Research to Action to Improve the Health of All Youth conference, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center—Harvard Medical School, Boston, May 10
    • Lecture titled “Between the World and Us: The Role Cultural Humility Plays When Working with Diverse Client Populations” at the Staff Development In-Service, Fenway Health Center, Boston, May 10
    • Discussion titled “Implications of Leaving Health Out of Schools” at the YW Boston Implications of Leaving Health Out of Schools, Reggie Lewis Conference Center, Roxbury, April 5
    • Pre-conference session titled “From Ferguson to Baltimore: Social Works Role in Facilitating Conversations about Race” at the NASW-MA Chapter 14th Biennial Symposiumin Framingham, April 7
    • Discussion titled “Addressing Race in Health Care Delivery and Ethics Consultation” at the Social Justice and Ethics Committees in Health Care: Core to Our Mission or None of Our Business? Annual BioEthics Conference, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center—Harvard Medical School, Boston, April 14

  • Amy Ballin, Education, co-wrote an article titled “Adult Graduate Student Voices: Good and Bad Learning Experiences” in the peer-reviewed journal Adult Learning with Marianne Reiff, May 16. 

  • G Benoît, Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “The ‘Beautiful’ in Information: Thoughts on Aesthetics and Information” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Visual Literacy, May 14. Benoît also presented a Delphi Study titled “The Current State of Metadata Interoperability in Libraries” at the Metadata Interoperability conference in the Boston Public Library with David Leonard, Interim President of the Boston Public Library. Sponsored by Simmons College SLIS Dole Grant, May 5. 

  • Peter BotticelliPeter Botticelli (pictured right), Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “Documentation for Digitized Artworks: The Case of Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Photographs” in the peer-reviewed journal Art Documentation, May 1.

  • Janet Ceja, Library and Information Science, participated in a roundtable discussion titled “Pedagogical Funambulism: Balancing Theory and Practice in Archival Studies” at the New England Archivists Spring 2016 Meeting in Portland, Maine, April 2. 

  • Michele Cloonan, Library and Information Science, received the Preservation Publication Award by the Society of American Archivists, May 20. 

  • Colette Dieujuste, Nursing, wrote an article titled “The Concept of Stigma in Mental Illness as Applied to Haitian Americans” in the peer-reviewed journal International Nursing Review, June 1. 

  • Greg Feldman, Psychology, co-wrote an article titled “Dispositional Mindfulness Uncouples Physiological and Emotional Reactivity to a Laboratory Stressor and Emotional Reactivity to Executive Functioning Lapses in Daily Life” in the peer-reviewed journal Mindfulness with Jayne LaVallee ’14 and Kelsea Gildawie ’16, April 1.

  • Dana Grossman Leeman, Social Work, was invited to be a plenary speaker and did a presentation titled “Group Work Education Across the Globe” at the International Association for Social Work with Groups International Symposium at New York University, June 17. Grossman Leeman also facilitated a discussion titled “Growing at Warp Speed:  Reflections on the First Year After Launching an Online MSW Program” at the CSWE Social Work in Distance Education in Indianapolis, Ind., April 14.

  • Heather Hole, Art and Music, received a grant from the President’s Fund for Faculty Excellence , Simmons College, for the exhibition and catalogue “Andy Warhol: What’s the Difference,” May 1. Hole also presented a paper titled “Art, Race and Commerce: African Objects on Display in Early Twentieth-Century New York” at the Eastern American Studies Association Conference, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., April 1. Additionally, Hole presented a paper titled “Inside Out: Carrie Stettheimer’s Dollhouse and the Public Display of Private Space in Early Twentieth-Century New York” at the New England Historical Association Conference in Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., April 23.

  • Denise Horn, Political Science & International Relations, reviewed and edited Book Reviews: Theorizing NGOs and Fortunes of Feminism. Horn also presented the papers titled “US Foreign Policy and Women’s Citizenship in Southeast Asia” and “To Birth a (Feminine) Citizen: Maternal Policies, Citizenship and the Indonesia State” at the International Studies Association Asia-Pacific Annual Conference in Hong Kong, June 26. 

  • RuthAnne Kuiper, Nursing, published a book titled Clinical Reasoning and Care Coordination in Advanced Practice Nursing, April 28.

  • Megan LambertMegan Lambert (pictured left), Children’s Literature, received the 2016 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, April 7, for first picturebook A Crow of His Own published in 2015. Lambert also wrote an article featured in a blog titled “The Tiresome Question I’m Often Asked About My Brown Kids: ‘Where Are They From?’” in Medium.com’s “Embrace Race,” April 29.  The article was featured on The Huffington Post, May 2, and The New York Observer, May 4. Additionally, Lambert published a book titled Real Sisters Pretend, May 16. 

  • Len Mailloux, Communications, recorded an audiobook titled Wild Blue Yonder for authorJack B. Rochester, April.

  • James Matarazzo, Library and Information Science, received the John Cotton Dana Award from the Special Libraries Association, June 13. Matarazzo also presented webinars titled “How to Lead Your Library, Part I: Finances,” April 6; and “How to Lead Your Library, Part II: Organizational Politics,” June 1. Matarazzo presented research findings titled “Leadership in Disruptive Times” at the 46th Association of Caribbean University, Research & Institutional Libraries in Port-au-prince, Haiti, June 7; and “Corporate Libraries: Harbinger of Change for All Libraries” at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators in St. Augustine, Trinidad, July 9. Matarazzo also wrote an article titled “New Management Realities” in the peer-reviewed journal Online Searcher with Toby Pearlstein, May 1. Additionally, Matarazzo was named to the Special Libraries Association Hall of Fame at the Annual Conference in Boston, June 14.

  • Lowry Pei, English, facilitated a writing workshop seminar on reflective & creative writing at the Narrative Medicine, Reflective Writing Symposium in Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, April 1.

  • Andrew Porter, Communications, was named Professor of the Year at Simmons, as vote on by the senior class, May 4. Porter also served as a member of the executive board of the Boston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), May 18. Additionally, Porter served on the planning committee for the IABC Heritage Regional Conference, focused on the student segment of the three-day conference, May 18. 

  • Jennifer Putney, Social Work, co-wrote an article titled “Healthy Aging in Community for Older Lesbians” in the peer-reviewed journal LGBT Health with Judith Bradford, Bonnie Shepard, Samantha Sass, Sally Rudicel, Holly Ladd, and Sean Cahill, in April.

  • Candy Schwartz, Library and Information Science, received the Provost’s Award for Student Centeredness in Graduate Teaching from Simmons College, May 18. 

  • Rong TangRong Tang (pictured right), Library and Information Science, wrote an article titled “Cognitive Styles, Demographic Attributes, Task Performance, and Affective Experiences: An Empirical Investigation into Astrophysics Data System Core Users” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Library and Information Studies, June 1. Tang also facilitated a discussion titled “Future of Data Science: Library Educators Panel” at the The University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium in the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, April 6. 

  • Kristie Thomas, Social Work, co-wrote an article titled “Lost in Limbo: An Exploratory Study of the Homeless Mothers’ Experiences and Needs at Emergency Assistance Hotels” in the peer-reviewed journal Families in Society with Marvin So, April 26. Thomas also co-wrote an article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research with Mary LeCloux, Peter Maramaldi & Elizabeth Wharff, April 18.

  • Spela Trefalt, Management, received the Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the article “How National Context Moderates the Impact of Family-Supportive Supervisory Behavior on Job Performance and Turnover Intentions” and has been selected as the best paper published in 2016 in Management Research: Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, April 26.

  • Julie Vosit-Steller, Nursing, held an online seminar presentation for the Faculty Development Series – Nursing@Simmons, May 10, with Dr. Barbara Cohen. Vosit-Steller also co-wrote an article titled “Evaluation of the Optimal Positioning of Subcutaneous Butterfly When Administering Injectable Opioids  in Cancer Patients” in the peer-reviewed journal Clujul Medical with Nicoleta Mitrea, Daniela Mosoiu, and Liliana Rogozea, April 1.

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