Loyola University Maryland

Accomplished Greyhounds

Spring 2014

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Paul Richard Blum, philosophy, was fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, University of München (Germany), during July 2014.

Mary Beth Akre, fine arts, had a painting, "One Lane Bridge" selected into the 2014 Laurel Art Guild Open Juried Exhibition. The show runs from March 2-30 at the Montpelier Cultural Center in Laurel, Maryland. She also will be in a group exhibition, "Seven," in the Eichold Gallery at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. The show runs from Feb. 17- March 14.

Gerard Athaide, marketing, had an article, "The Winding Road to Success: Making Innovation Happen," printed in Business Monthly.

Ned Balbo, writing, has contributed poems to the anthologies St. Peter’s B-List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press) and Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books (Minor Arcana Press). New poems are also out in American Arts Quarterly, Poemeleon, Potomac Review, and elsewhere. His commentary on the poetic turns in Andrew Hudgins’ “Mary Magdalene’s Left Foot” appears at Voltage Poetry (3 Mar. 2014), and he has published a full-length essay, “A Jester’s Truth: Faith, Humor, and Vision in the Poetry of Andrew Hudgins,” in the current Birmingham Poetry Review. He has also written the introduction for Kirun Kapur’s debut volume, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist, which was Ned’s selection for the current Antivenom poetry book award (Elixir Press). New translations or variations on the work of French and German language poets are out or forthcoming in Bluestem, Rotary Dial, and Sewanee Theological Review, and his poem “Fire Victim” was featured at the Poetry Foundation: Poem of the Day website on July, 30, 2013.

Dr. Carolyn Barry, psychology, published a book with Oxford University Press entitled, "Emerging Adults' Religiousness and Spirituality: Meaning-Making in an Age of Transition."

Auburn Bell, marketing, was quoted by an article, "Exposure is worth its weight in Olympic gold," in The Daily Record. Auburn talked about the alignment of Under Armour in the global marketplace and what it could mean for the future of many sports. He was also quoted about the Under Armour speed skating uniforms by the Baltimore Sun. Bell also commented on a story for Fox 45 News on Ray Rice and how his recent troubles could affect his endorsement deals.

Bill Blouch, Al Michenzi, and Tom Ulrich, accounting, won Best Paper of the Accounting Education Track at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences for their paper entitled "A Comprehensive Analysis of the Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Auditing Curriculum."

Fr. Charles Borges, history, attended the Loyola College (Chennai, India) conference on "Reading the Footprints and making History" in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (February 27-28, 2014). He spoke on the topic of "Jesuits in India: Presence, Absence, Return, 1540-1814"

Honor Bowman, undergraduate student, made the news when queried by a "Humans of New York" reporter about the topic of her African History paper for Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt's History course, "Women and Social Change in Modern Africa." Her comments have gone viral with over 57,889 likes; 2,363 shares; and 1,238 comments on the "Humans of New York" Facebook page in 20 hours.

Allen Brizee, department of writing, has published his article, "Toward Participatory Civic Engagement: Findings and Implications of a Three-Year Community-Based Research Study." The article appears in Computers and Composition: An International Journal 32 (2014): 22-40. He also had an article published, with Joe Langmead, the Sellinger School, "Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Fostering Professional Communication Skills in a Graduate Accounting Certificate Program." The article appears in Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing 11.1 (2014) and discusses the development of the professional communications course in Sellinger's summer accounting certificate program.

Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno, communication, has just published her first book, News and Novela in Brazilian Media: Fact, Fiction, and National Identity. It is available from Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield next week.

Hope Corrigan, marketing, whose target case was just accepted for publication in the Marketing Education Review.

Elizabeth E. Dahl, chemistry, was co-author of the first chapter in "Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles" which is now available online. This is the final publication of the COST Action 735, an international research effort of 30 countries. Dr. Dahl also attended the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in December 2013, a gathering of more than 20,000 geoscientists. At this meeting she served as a panelist in a workshop for scientists interested in getting on the tenure track. Her research student, Christian Lewis, also presented some of their laboratory work in a poster session at the meeting.

Fred Derrick, economics, had an op-ed published in The Baltimore Sun on current minimum wage debates, "Much Ado About the Wrong Thing."

Nan Ellis, law and social responsibility, was recently elected to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the University.

John Everett, management, had a new book published, Plug Ugly Ball.

Jon Fulkerson, finance, had his article, "Is Timing Everything? The Value of Mutual Fund Manager Trades," which appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Financial Management, as one of Massimo Massa’s eight most significant articles in asset management. Massa is one of the leaders in investment research and currently works out of INSEAD.

Lisa Green-Cudek, fine arts, has been awarded a MD Humanities Council Grant for public projects related to the 100th anniversary of Dance at the Peabody Institute.

Mark Johnson, finance, was featured on WBAL on a story, "Lotto players dream big; Expert offers advice."

Roger Kashlak, management, has been invited to join the American Society of Competiveness Board of Directors. This is a national association academics, business executives and public policy makers who are committed to improving competiveness at all levels from individual and firm levels through the global marketplace.

J.P. Krahel, accounting, won the Best Education Paper Award at the 2014 mid-year meeting of the American Accounting Association for his paper entitled “Social Technology: A Compendium of Short Cases.”  The paper is seven short, open-ended social technology cases that are presented for use in financial accounting, auditing, or accounting information systems courses. These cases examine the benefits and costs of social technology, and how organizations might manage their new social technology-related risks.

Dr. Jeffrey Lating, psychology, had quotes included in an article by The Atlantic.

Karyl Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School, was quoted in an article in the Baltimore Sun this past week on her take on the Jos A Bank/Men’s Warehouse deal in light of the plans for them to buy Eddie Bauer. Leggio was also interviewed by WBAL on the Joseph A. Bank/Men’s Warehouse deal. Leggio was interviewed on the Jos. A. Bank deal by the Baltimore Business Journal. She also commented on the Men’s Warehouse/Jos. A Bank merger deal in the Baltimore Sun.

Mark Lewis, teacher education, co-authored a chapter with Sybil Durand, Arizona State University, on "Sexuality as Risk and Resistance in Young Adult Literature" in the recently published The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature: Coming of Age (Routledge, 2014). Mark Lewis, teacher education, has been invited to Louisiana State University to join the 2014 Young Adult Literature Conference & Seminar as an Instructor-in-Residence. This summer, he will lead local teachers and librarians through a week-long workshop in “Critiquing Character, Setting, and Theme in Urban Young Adult Literature” and a breakout session on “Teaching Young Adult Literature through a Youth Lens.”

Fabio Mendez, economics, had his paper "On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Subjective Measures" with Salar Jahedi, accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. JEBO is an elite journal on the 2013 ABDC journal list.

Ronald Pearl, fine arts, had two compositions recorded and released. Be Not Afeard: Music from Propsero's Island, a five-movement work, was recorded by the Atlantic Guitar Quartet on their debut CD. His solo guitar work, "My Name is Red," was recorded by Zane Forshee.

Srikanth Ramamurthy, economics, was elected as the business representative to the Faculty Affairs Committee.

Michael Runnels, J.D., law and social responsibility, was interviewed by The Daily Record for a story titled "Investors line up for public housing sale." He was quoted in "Baltimore ripe for rental investments," a front-page story in April 2 issue of The Daily Record. In reaction to a recent report that named Baltimore one of the nation's top areas for return on investment in rental properties, Runnels said, "If I'm the mayor's office I'd certainly put on a flag, 'We're a hot investment.' Though I would certainly bury the notion that it's alongside a Detroit, alongside certain areas of Mississippi." Read the full article (subscription required). He recently published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun addressing the constitutionality of the White House’s Obamacare delays.

Andrew Samuel, economics, had his recent article "Announced vs. Surprise Inspections with Tipping-off" has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Political Economy, a tier one journal.

Jane Satterfield, writing, recently conducted a master class in nonfiction for students at Goucher College and was a solo guest in the Writers-on-the-Shore reading series sponsored by Salisbury University's English department. She read at the Virginia Festival for the Book as part of its "Haunted by History" panel, and also gave a joint reading with Ned Balbo, writing, in Brooklyn’s Lunar Walk Poetry Series. Poetry Daily recently featured her elegy for poet Larry Levis, “Last Dinner at Louie’s with Levis,” as its poem of the day; the poem appeared earlier this year in Antioch Review's print issue, as well as on that journal's blog. In February, she took part in the contributors' reading for Women Write Resistance: Poets Against Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) held during the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference in Seattle.

Norm Sedgley, economics, was elected as the business representative to the Loyola Conference.

Yoon Shin, finance, recently had a paper "Are Unsolicited Ratings Biased? Evidence from Long-Run Stock Performance" accepted for publication in Journal of Banking and Finance, an elite journal in finance. The paper was co-authored with Jon Fulkerson, and also supported by a 2011 Sellinger Summer Research Grant.

Jeremy Schwartz, economics, was in the Baltimore Sun recently for his op-ed on the Federal Unemployment Insurance program, "An Economic Argument for Extending Unemployment Insurance."  

Ali Sedaghat, accounting, was featured on the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) national website.

Bobby Waldrup, accounting, his article, "Decision Usefulness and Sophistication of Activity-Based Costing Systems in Small Business," by Shea, Waldrup, & Williamson was recently accepted for publication in Management Accounting Quarterly.

Gloria Wren, ISOM, commented on an article for the BBJ regarding the new director for the NSA and the job that he will have balancing security and privacy. She was interviewed by WJZ’s Mary Bubala for a story about the "chip and pin" technology in credit cards in light of the recent security breaches at the major retailers. She was also an invited speaker for the US Army and sponsors at the 2014 Young Women in Science and Engineering (YWISE) event on April 23, 2014. The event was provided to about 70 senior class women at the Science and Math Academy (SMA) Aberdeen High School (AHS). The thesis of this event was to introduce and expose young high school women possibly interested in careers in science and engineering to professional/technical "Role Model" women.

Lisa Yeo, ISOM, wrote an article on the latest breach at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. Yeo was also part of a panel on the Marc Steiner Show last week. The feature highlighted the recent cyber security and data breaches for Target and the University of Maryland.

Terry Zhao, marketing, had his paper published in the Journal of Promotion Management as the lead article in the latest issue (vol. 22 (1)). The paper is a joint work with Professor Teng, Li, and Lu. It is titled, “Moderating Role of Consumer Self-Concept on the Effectiveness of Two Nostalgia Appeals.” In this paper, using a two-stage study with time-honored Chinese brands, they investigate two types of consumer nostalgias and examine how the relative effectiveness of two nostalgia appeals is moderated by consumer self-concept.

Lisa Zimmerelli, assistant professor in writing and Writing Center director, had an essay accepted in Rhetoric Review, titled "The Itinerant Book: Julia A. J. Foote’s A Brand Plucked from the Fire as a Religious Activist Text." Full citation: Zimmerelli, Lisa. "The Itinerant Book: Julia A. J. Foote’s A Brand Plucked from the Fire as a Religious Activist Text." Rhetoric Review 33.2 (Spring 2014): 132-147.