Professional Notes

Professional notes

Dr. Jean M. Birbilis and Dr. Mary M. Brant, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychology Department), have published another article in their series on the education and training of psychologists, “Identifying Competencies: Beyond Consensus,” in Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Sanjeev Bordoloi, Opus College of Business (Decision Sciences Department) published an article, “Globalization and India – with a view to the North Eastern states,” in the Dec. 2007 UJJIWAN, a publication of the Festival of Assam, India.

Lisa Brimmer, David Green, Scott DeMuth, Colleen O’Connor and Christopher Scrabeck, sociology and criminal justice majors, and Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker, Dr. Susan Smith-Cunnien and Dr. Lisa Waldner, College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology and Criminal Justice Department), hosted a lunch with criminal justice alumnus Brian McGlynn’82 at the annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society in St. Louis, Mo.  McGlynn is a sergeant with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Dr. Bill Cavanaugh, College of Arts and Sciences (Theology Department), is the author of Being Consumed:  Economics and Christian Desire, (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2008).  The book was previously published in French under the title, Être consummé by Editions de L’Homme Nouveau.

Dr. Mel Gray, Opus College of Business (Finance Department), was an invited speaker and panelist for the International Seminar on Policies for Financing the Performing Arts in Bogota, Colombia.  The seminar, held in conjunction with the Iberoamerican Theater Festival, was co-sponsored by the Colombian Ministry of Culture, the Bogota Cultural Secretariat and several other Latin American cultural ministries via a cooperative arrangement.  Gray prepared and presented a background paper, “Financing the Nonprofit Performing Arts:  Economic Theory, US Practice, and Policy Recommendations,” and served on a panel with other experts from Spain, France and Argentina.

Dr. Meg Wilkes Karraker , College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology and Criminal Justice Department), presented “Parents on the Media Radar Screen: A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of ‘Helicopter Parents’ in Major American Newspapers” with student and co-author Lauren Trotman at the annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society.  Karraker also served as faculty sponsor for two student posters presented at those meetings: Colleen O’Connor, “Blood Is Thicker Than Borders: Global Care Chains in American Society,” and Christopher Scrabeck, “No Child Left Behind: An Amazing Idea but a Terrible Policy.”