Professional Notes

Dr. Stephen Brookfield, School of Education, recently gave two invited presentations at universities in New Jersey: "Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher" at the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships at New Jersey City University, and "Developing Critical Thinking," at the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kean University in Union, N.J.

Dr. Kathy Combs, Economics Department, is the author of an aricle, "The Economics of Science and Technology," with D. Audretsch, B. Bozeman, M. Feldman, A. Lin, D. Siegel, P. Stsephan, G. Tassey, and C. Weisner. It was published in The Journal of Technology Transfer, April 2002, pages 155-203. Also, she presented a paper,"An Interantional Exercise to Increase Awareness of How Market, Political and Cultural Forces Affect Economic Activity," co-authored with M. Hartmann and J. Kreitzer, at the Western Economic Association International conference last summer in Seattle.

Geoscientists from the University of St. Thomas will present research at the 114th anual meeting of the Geological Society of America Oct. 27-30 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver:

  • Dr. David Kelley, Geography Department, will present "Further Evidence of a Middle Holocene Dry Period From Sediments in Lake Pepin, Minnesota, USA," a study co-authored with Stefanie Brachfeld, Ohio State University, and Edward Nater and Herbert Wright Jr. of the University of Minnesota.
  • Dr. Melissa Lamb, Geology Departmentt, will present "The UST-Mongolia Project: An International Field-Based Undergraduate Research Experience," about the three weeks she spent in the Gobi Desert with three undergraduates, Tiffani Navratil, Rebeka Poier and Justin Tweet. Lamb and the students collected structural and geochronologic data within Paleozoic units to better constraint the development and deformation of Central Asia. Poier, an Augsburg senior majoring in geology at St. Thomas, also will present a paper that she wrote with Lamb, Tweet, Navratil and a student and a faculty member from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The paper is titled "Structural Geology and Regional Tectonics of Paleozoic Strata, Shin Jinst, Southern Mongolia."

Dr. Thomas Hodgson, Athletics and Health and Human Performance departments, is the author of a paper, "Leadership as the Expression of Character," which was honored as the outstanding program at the 2001 fall conference of the Minnesota College Personnel Associaton. As a result, Hodgson was invited to present the paper at MCPA's 2002 conference; it will be held this month in Mankato.

Dr. John Holst, School of Education, is the author of the book, Social Movements, Civil Society and Radical Adult Education, published this year by Bergin & Garvey of the Greenwood Publishing Group.

Dr. Cornelia Horn, Theology Department, reviewed Robin Jensens' Understanding Early Christian Art (London and New York: Routledge, 2000) for ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, Vol. 14.1 (2002).

Dr. Ray MacKenzie, English Department, is the author of a new book, Viola Meynell, 1885-1956: A Critical Biography, published in June by the Edwin Mellen Press. The book is a study of Meynell as a Catholic modernist writer, her novels and stories, and her literary circle.

Dr. Diane Matson, Accounting Department, presented a paper, "Accountability and Evidence Evaluation," at the American Accounting Association's annual meeting in August in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Pamela Nice, Faculty Development Center, has received two grants to continue work on her documentary, "Letter from Cairo." She received a Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant for location filming in Egypt next Frebruary, and an IFP/MPLS Access Grant to complete the editing of the documentary.

Dr. William Ojala, Chemistry Department, gave an invited lecture, "p-Chloro-o-cyanobenzylideneanilines and a p-Fluoro-o-cyanobenzylideneaniline Cyclization Product," in May at the annual meeting of the american Crystallographic Association in San Antonio, Texas. Co-authors of the work are Tera Ketel, a 2001 UST chemistry graduate now employed at Eli Lilly, and Jessica Engebretson, a UST senior biochemistry major.

Sociology Department members participated in the annual meetings in Chicago of the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems:

  • Dr. Shahid Alvi presented "Rethinking Crime Prevention in Public Housing."
  • Dr. Perry Chang presented "The U.S. Abortion Conflict and the Transformation of Catholic Political Culture."
  • Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker presented "Mentoring in Academic Advising: Henry Higgins, Miss Jean Brodie, or an Educated Rita?"
  • Dr. Lee Smithey presented "Reconciling Collective Action With Collective Identity: Parading Disputes in Northern Ireland."
  • Dr. Lisa Waldner scouted for papers for the forthcoming edition of Politics and Change, an Elsevier volume for which she is lead editor.

Dr. Zhiwei Wang, Graduate Programs in Sotware, presented an invited lecture, "Non-Euclidean Model on Similarity-Based Web Retrieval," at the 11th International Colloquium on Numerical Analysis and Computer Science With Applications in August in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Dr. Martin Warren, English Department, is the author of an article, "The Schock of Dysrecognition: How Young Adult Literature Encourages Adults to Question," published in California English, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 2002.

Dr. Susan Webster, Art History Department, is the author of a newly published book, Arquitectura y empresa en el Quito colonial: José Jaime Ortiz, Alarife Mayor (Architecture and Enterprise in Colonial Quito: José Jaime Ortiz, Master Builder) (Quito, Ecuador: Abya Yala, 2002).< /p>

Victoria Young, Art History Department, presented a paper, "The Selection of Marcel Breuer as Architect for St. John'sAbbey Church," at the international Breuer symposium June 22 at St. John's Abbey.