Professional Notes

Dr. Jean Birbilis, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, is the author of an article, "Diversity, Outcome Measures, and Implementing Regulation C-24" in Psychotherapy Bulletin, a publication of Division 29 of the American Psychological Association. Her article addresses the complexities of enacting procedures to evaluate the outcomes of psychotherapy, including financial motivations associated with psychological instrument selection and consequences of specific instruments for diverse client populations resulting from accreditation regulations.

Dr. Corrine Carvalho, Theology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, revised the book of Psalms in a special commemorative edition of the New American Bible, revised edition (Fireside Catholic Publishing, 2011). This edition was authorized by the Board of Trustees of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and approved by the Administrative Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference.

Dr. Monica Hartmann, Economics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Bob Werner, Geography Department, College of Arts and Sciences, published an article, “Hyperinflation: What Zimbabwe Can Teach Us,” at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Students are given monthly expenses and income for a family in Zimbabwe and have to make decisions under conditions of high inflation. The case study illustrates basic concepts in a first-semester macroeconomics course.

Dr. William Kinney, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented "The Impact of Technology on Generational Unity" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 8. University of St. Thomas graduate Dr. Jynette Larshus of Minot State University was co-author of the paper.

Dr. Lorina Quartarone, Modern and Classical Languages Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper, “Ceres  Augusta: From the Imperial Poets to the Julio-Claudian Emperors,” as part of a panel, “Ideology and Virtues Under the Julio-Claudian Emperors,” at the annual Classical Association of the Middle West and South, held April 6-9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Quartarone had been invited to participate in this panel by the past-president of the Vergilian Society, Dr. Steven Tuck of Miami University, who assembled the panel. After the conference, Quartarone traveled to Miami University, where she delivered a lecture, “Rape and the Silenced Female Voice in Ovid’s Metamorphoses,” to students and faculty.

James Rogers, Center Irish Studies, attended the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies March 30 to April 2 At the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Rogers concluded a two-year term as president of ACIS at the meeting. In addition to presiding at meetings of the executive committee and the general business meeting, Rogers chaired a panel; was a panelist in a session directed to graduate students titled “Beyond the Seminar Paper: Presenting and (Maybe) Publishing Your Research in Irish Studies”; and presented a paper titled “Charles Mulligan, Irish-American Sculptor” in a panel on “The Lives of Irish Artists.” Ryan Barland, a graduate art history student, also presented a paper in that panel, titled “Seamus Murphy and Stone Mad: Ireland’s Last ‘Stoney,’” which considered the 1950 autobiography of a celebrated Irish sculptor.

Dr. Lisa Waldner, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, College of Arts and Sciences, will assume the editorship (with Dr. Betty Dobratz, Iowa State University) of The Sociological Quarterly beginning March 2012. TSQ is a peer-reviewed publication of the Midwest Sociological Society and is one of the leading generalist journals in sociology.