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Education Achievements​

Dr. John Abbruzzese, associate professor of philosophy, earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in May of 2013. Work for the degree concentrated in the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution.

Rev. Terrence Keegan, O.P., special lecturer of theology, and Rev. Albino Barrera, O.P., professor of theology, received the master of sacred theology degree in June.

​Appearances & Honors

1Affigne.gifDr. Anthony Affigne, professor of political science, was the chair at the session "Has Obama's Re-Election Changed the Outlook for Pan-"Minority" Coalitions?", was the chair of the panel "Green Politics and Theory," and was a discussant at the session "Race, Segregation and Education" at the American Political Science Association in Chicago in August.

Dr. Heather Allcock, assistant professor of education, was a panelist at the session "TASH's Inclusive Education Research Agenda: Advocating for Change" at the TASH: Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities conference in Chicago in December.

Dr. Lynette Boos, assistant professor of mathematics, gave a talk entitled "Planimeters and Isoperimetric Shapes" at Smith College in November.

Dr. Joan Branham, professor of art, received an international award from the American Schools of Oriental Research for her service as vice president (2006-12) and chair of fellowships (2004-current) at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. The award was presented at the national meeting of ASOR in Baltimore, Md., in November.

Dr. Julia Camp, assistant professor of accountancy, was the moderator for the sessions "The Interaction Between Tax & Financial Reporting" and "Corporate Governance" and was a discussant at the session "Taxes and the Auditor" at the American Accounting Association & PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Symposium in Anaheim, Calif., in July.

Dr. Sonia Gantman, assistant professor of accountancy, was the chair for the session “IS Control, Audit, and Reporting" at Americas’ Conference of Information Systems in Chicago in August.

Dr. Catherine Gordon Seifert, professor of music, was a member of the Performance Committee at the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh, Pa., in November.

Dr. T.J. Harper, associate professor of music, was the chair at the session "International Conductors Exchange Program" at the Texas Choral Directors Association in San Antonio, Tex., in July.  He was also the chair of the session "Overview of ACDA's International Conductors Exchange Program in China" at the Iowa Choral Directors Association in Mason City, Iowa, in July.

Dr. Eric Hartman, adjunct assistant professor of global studies, served on the panels "Learning from Community: Community Outcome Assessment Best Practices and Insights in Global Service-Learning"; “Awareness-Raising Projects: Student Learning, Community Outcomes? The Nebulous Process of Social Change"; and "Democratic and Community Engagement: A General Discussion of the Neoliberal Problem" at the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) conference in Nebraska in November.  He also was the recipient of the Early Career Award at the same conference.

Dr. William Hudson, professor of political science, was the chair at the session "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Civic Learning" at the American Political Science Association meeting in Chicago in August.

Dr. Mark Hyde, professor of political science, was the chair of the session "Political Parties" at the Georgia Political Science Association in Savannah, Ga., in November.

Dr. Deborah Johnson, professor of art history, received a grant with Dr. Francis Leazes of the Rhode Island College Political Science Department from the Rhode Island College and University Research Collaborative to study the economic impact of arts initiatives on state economies.

Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, associate professor of political science, was on the panel "Navigating the Job Market and Identity Politics (Yours & Theirs)" at the Women of Color in Political Science Conference in Chicago in August.

Dr. Matthew Keane, assistant professor of accountancy, was the moderator at the session "Impact of SOX on the Audit Profession" at the American Accounting Association meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in August.

Dr. James Keating, associate professor of theology, was a moderator at the session "Experience and Discourse, Revelation and Dogma in Catholic Modernism" at the Academy of Christian Theologians in Washington, D.C., in May. He was also the chair of the session "Receiving Vatican II Interest Group" at the Catholic Theological Society of America meeting in June in Miami.

Dr. Sandra Keating, associate professor of theology, was the conference organizer for the Interfaith Academy: Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Modern World in Rome, Italy, in August.

Dr. Deborah Levine, assistant professor of health policy and management, was the chair at the session "Eugenics, Race, and Human Genetics in America" at the History of Science Society conference in Boston in November.

Dr. Ian Levy, associate professor of theology, was the chair at the session "Speaker Introduction: R. Trent Pomplun 'Catholicism and Modernity: A View from the Baroque'" at the Academy of Christian Theologians in Washington, D.C., in May. He also gave a keynote address entitled "Gospel Commentary in the Late Middle Ages" at the Gospel Text & Gospel Commentary in Medieval Perspective meeting in Durham, United Kingdom, in July.

Dr. Michon Matthiesen, adjunct assistant professor of theology, was the chair at the session "Thomas Aquinas Interest Group" at the Catholic Theological Society of America in Miami in June.

Judith Morse, assistant professor of accountancy, was the chair at the session "Valuation and Measurement" at the American Accounting Association in Hartford, Conn., in October.

Dr. Jeffery Nicholas, assistant professor of philosophy, presented a week long seminar entitled "Progressive Humanism: Alasdair MacIntyre, Civic Humanism, and Integral Human Development" at Sergio Arboleda Universidad in Bogota, Colombia, in October. He also presented a paper entitled "The Dimensions of Tradition: Or how substantive reason overcomes one-dimensional thinking," at the 4th Biennial Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society at the University of Kentucky in November.

Dr. Wendy Oliver, professor of dance, was a panelist at the session "What to Publish? Ask the JODE and RDE Editors!" at the National Dance Education Organization in Miami, Fla., in October.

E.C. Osondu, associate professor of English, was on the panel entitled “Writing After Achebe" at the International Week at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in November.

Dr. Stephen Perreault, assistant professor of accountancy, received the Best Education Paper Award at the 2013 American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting for his paper  “Old World Baked Goods: An Applied Exercise to Demonstrate the Audit Risk Model.”

Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, assistant professor of political science, in collaboration with Dr. Nicholas Longo, associate professor of public & community service studies, Eric Sung, associate professor of photography, and Jessica Ho presented their workshop "The Community Lens: Using Photography to Promote Peace and Justice" at the Promising Practices Conference on Civic and Community Engagement at Rhode Island College in November.

Dr. Anthony Rodriguez, assistant professor of education, participated in the Golden Apple of New Mexico/IntelTeach: Project Based Learning in Mathematics Summer Tour.

Dr. Adrien Weimer, assistant professor of history, was the session chair for "The Politics of Enthusiasm in the Early Modern Anglo-Protestant World," as well as "The Protestant Reception of Medieval Mysticism: Lutherans, Puritans, and Evangelicals" at the American Historical Association & American Society of Church History in Washington, D.C., in January.

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