Professional Notes

Professional notes

Dr. Kathryn Combs, Economics Department, presented “Demand for Minnesota Lottery Games:  Point of Sale vs. Place of Residence,” coauthored by Dr. John A. Spry, Economics Department, and Dr. Jaebeom Kim, at the Western Social Science Association’s 48th annual conference in April 19-22 in Phoenix.

Dr. John Conbere and Dr. Alla Heorhiadi, Organization Learning and Development Department, are co-authors of an article, "Is ADR Ready to be Globalized: Reflections on Intercultural Approaches to Conflict Management," to be published next month in the Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy. The article was invited as part of the journal's special issue on the globalization of alternative dispute resolution and provides insights into the Ukraine's readiness for ADR development.

Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Chair in Business Ethics, gave a presentation, "Crossing Cultural Borders: Business Ethics in a Flat World," to the American Association of University Women May 8 in Minneapolis. He will offer the keynote address at the annual conference on the European Business Ethics Network June 15 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His address is titled "Normative Foundations of Corporate Responsibility: An American Perspective." His new book, Conscience and Corporate Culture, will be released in June by Blackwell Publishers.

Mark Jensen, University Relations, participated in the seventh annual Documentary Photography Symposium April 28 at the College of St. Catherine. Moderated by George Slade, artistic director of the Minnesota Center for Photography, symposium panelists were Jerry Mathiason of North Hennepin Community College, Linda Brooks of St. Paul Academy and Summit School, and Jensen. Jensen presented work from his current fine art photography project, “Out My Window.” Taken from the window of his car at various intersections and freeway exit ramps around the Twin Cities, “Out My Window” is a series of portraits of homeless people with their signs. Jensen also spoke on the topic of photographers’ rights. Jensen attended and served as a portfolio reviewer at the 43rd national conference of the Society for Photographic Education March 23-26 in Chicago. He also recently curated a display of fine art photographs by Minneapolis artist Michael Melman. Eighteen original silver prints will be displayed in Food for Thought on the Minneapolis campus through Aug. 15. Melman, a former architect, photographs buildings built between the 1880s and 1940s.

Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Service-Learning, led a workshop on immigrant issues May 7 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Kennedy, an immigration sociologist, is an advocate for immigration reform and has spoken to various faith and civic communities this year.

Tom Lenhardt, a doctoral student in the UST Graduate School of Professional Psychology, has been appointed as a student editor of the journal Law and Human Behavior, the journal of the American Psychology-Law Society/Division 41 of the American Psychological Association. Law and Human Behavior is a multidisciplinary forum for the publication of articles and discussions of issues arising out of the relationships between human behavior and the law, the legal system and the legal process. Lenhardt, a first-year doctoral student, will serve a one-year appointment on the journal.

Dr. Andrew Scheiber, English Department, is the author of an essay about W.E.B. DuBois, "The Folk, the School, and the Marketplace: Locations of Culture in The Souls of Black Folk," included in a new book, Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem: African American Literature and Culture, 1877-1919, edited by Barbara McCaskill and Caroline Gebhard, published by NYU Press. The essay focuses on DuBois' analysis of the troubled nexus between culture and capital. Order the book here.

Brenda Tiefenbruck, Mathematics Resource Center, presented "What's Up With That Graph?" at the annual meeting and exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics April 26-29 in St. Louis, Mo. This year's program, "Asking Questions – Generating Solutions," emphasized helping teachers strengthen skills and methods for the 21st-century mathematics classroom. Tiefenbruck's presentation highlighted her research with fourth-grade students from a large Twin Cities suburban school district. Students were asked to identify or create categorical data graphs with some interesting results. Tiefenbruck is following the research with in-service and pre-service teachers to ascertain their understanding of categorical data graphs.

Dr. John Wendt, College of Business, is co-author with Dr. John Miller of Texas Tech University of “Interscholastic Athletic Directors Perceptions of Steroid Use: A State Study,” an article published by the Journal of Contemporary Athletics.