Professional Notes

Dr. Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale, Opus College of Business (Finance Department), and Dr. Lorman Lundsten, Opus College of Business (Marketing Department), are the authors of a paper, "Assessment of Classroom Learning of the Alphabetical Soup- CDO, CDS, MBS, IFRS, SPE and Basel II," accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

"Desert in the Coffeehouse," a film by Dr. Pamela Nice, Center for Faculty Development, was screened at the Jordan Short Film Festival this month in Amman, Jordan.  It also was an official selection at the Middle Eastern Studies Film Festival in Boston, where Nice gave a question-and-answer session after the screening.  DVDs of "Desert" are available on

Dr. Shirley Polejewski, Opus College of Business (Accounting Department), attended the 21st Asian Pacific Accounting Conference Nov. 22-25 in Las Vegas. More than 300 participants from 37 countries attended, and 143 papers were presented.  Polejewski gave two papers, "Teaching Business Ethics in the Accounting Disciplines: A Faith Based Professor's View" and "Resource Consumption Accounting,”  and reviewed two papers for the conference. She also moderated the conference's Research Forum on Education/Financial Accounting Issues.

Dr. Thomas Redshaw, College of Arts and Sciences (English Department) and Center for Irish Studies, is the author of two chapters in Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey, launched by Irish Academic Press Nov. 9 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin. Edited by Benjamin Keatinge (Trinity College) and Aengus Woods (Maynooth), Other Edens examines the life and writing of Irish mathematician, Thomist and poet Brian Coffey. Redshaw’s chapters examine Coffey’s life and writing in 1930s Paris and provide a descriptive checklist of his publications. Redshaw’s research was supported by a University Scholars Grant from St. Thomas’s Center for Faculty Development.

James Rogers, M.A. ’99, Center for Irish Studies, wrote a review of Norman Sims' Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century (Northwestern University Press, 2008), published in the current issue of the journal Literary Journalism Studies (Vol. 1, No. 2).  Dr. Thomas Connery, College of Arts and Sciences (Communication and Journalism Department), is the journal's book review editor. The current issue also features an article by Josh Roiland, M.A. ’03, on David Foster Wallace. Roiland is a doctoral candidate in American studies at St. Louis University.

Dr. Martin Warren, College of Arts and Sciences (English Department), is author of an article, “Wikis in the Classroom – It’s the Process, Not the Product,” published in the fall Minnesota English Journal.

Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus, School of Engineering, was invited to give the keynote address to a gathering of American Production and Inventory Control Society Nov. 10 in Clear Lake, Iowa. The title of his address was "Global Sourcing in 2010."