Professional Notes for Oct. 16, 2012

Dr. David Jamieson
(Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Dr. David Jamieson, Organization Learning and Development Department, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, is the author of a leadership case, “The First Woman Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra," with Katherine Farquhar, published in Lessons in Leadership: Learning From Real World Cases (D.O. Warrick and Jens Mueller; Oxford, UK: RossiSmith Academic Publishing); a chapter, “Strategic Business Partner Role: Definition, Knowledge, Skills and Operating Tensions," with Sue Eklund and Bob Meekin, in The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Volume III: Thematic Essays (W. Rothwell and B. Benscoter, eds., San Francisco: Pfieffer/Jossey-Bass); and the third edition of a book, The Facilitators Fieldbook, for which he was a co-author with Tom Justice (New York: AMACOM).

He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organization Development Network, which honors an individual whose commitment to the field of organization development and whose achievements over the course of a lifetime have made a significant contribution to the organization development profession that is clearly acknowledged by others in the professional community. The award will be presented this month in Phoenix, Ariz.

In addition, he is a co-author of The Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development From the OD Network (New York: AMACOM), which will be published in November.

Deacon Andrew Jaspers.

Deacon Andrew Jaspers, a Theology IV graduate student, received the Yves R. Simon Graduate Student Award at the 36th annual American Maritain Association international meeting, held Oct. 11-14, at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Jaspers received the award, which included a certificate and $250, because the association judged his paper to be the best of the graduate student submissions.

The American Maritain Association is the leading Catholic philosophical association in the United States that focuses on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. The 37-year-old association was founded in memory of Jacques Maritain, the great Catholic philosopher and theologian of the last century who was a lifelong student of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Jaspers also presented his essay “Artistic and Spiritual Inspiration: Maritain’s Augustinian Thomism” at the conference. The essay traces the development of Maritain’s thought about artistic inspiration through his early works, such as Art and Scholasticism, to his later works, including Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry and Liturgy and Contemplation.

Jaspers was able to participate in the conference thanks to a grant from the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity’s Dean, Dr. Christopher Thompson.