• Professional Notes

    Christine Anderson Jacob, Julie Gersch and Mark Scullard, pre-doctoral interns in the Personal Counseling Department, presented posters of their dissertation research at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association May 10-11 in Minneapolis. They joined pre-doctoral interns from other American Psychological Association-approved internship sites in Minnesota, as well as students from other local psychology programs. Jacob’s poster was titled "The Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Impact of Child Sexual Åbuse on Female Partners of Male Survivors." Gersch’s was titled "The Career Counseling Process and Test of the False Dichotomy Hypothesis." Scullard’s was "Application of Item Response Theory to the Strong Interest Inventory."

    Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Personal Counseling, was an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association May 10-11 in Minneapolis. She organized and co-presented a workshop, "Spiritually-Based Interventions: Diverse Voices and Approaches." The format included therapeutic interventions and world views of Native American, African American, Buddhist and Islamic spiritualities, which were presented by area psychologists, including Dr. Laureen Hamdan of the UST Psychology Department. Armstrong has been a member of MPA’s Education andTraining Committee since 1999 and has hosted the annual meeting’s poster presentation session for Minnesota interns since 1997.

    Dr. Judith Dwyer, executive vice president, is editor of The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1994), which was featured in the May issue of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities newsletter, Update. Dwyer’s book offers essays which cover topics, documents and key figures in the development of the contemporary social teaching the of the Catholic Church. Update noted, "As ACCU in its strategic plan is targeting the Catholic identity and Catholic intellectual tradition on campus, we are featuring in this issue two one-volume encyclopedias which offer ready reference for the non-specialist."

    Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, Koch Chair in Business Ethics, recently published an article, "Teaching and Learning Ethics by the Case Method," in The Blackwell’s Guide to Business Ethics (Blackwell 2002). He also co-authored an article with T. Dean Maines andMichelle Rovang, "Stakeholder Thinking: Beyond Paradox to Practicality," which will appear in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship and in a separate book to be published by that journal in the fall. During the past academic year, Goodpaster was selected as the Rockhurst University (Mo.) Visiting Scholar and the Southern New Hampshire University Distinguished Visiting Scholar. In May, he received a $10,000 grant from the St. Paul Foundation for the "Responsible Lending and Responsible Debt" case project. The U.S. Citizen Bank case series, which resulted from this project, will be available for classroom use in fall 2002.

    Dr. Michael Hennessey, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, received a one-year 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant award of $15,000. The unrestricted grant will be used to support applied research and design interests, with some student involvement, in the mechanical systems area and in related areas of applied mathematics.

    Dr. Cornelia Horn, Theology Department, is co-author of an article, "The Armenian Version of the ‘Life of Evagrius of Pontus,’" in St. Nersess Theological Review, Vol. 5-6, 2000-2001, pages 25-37. Other co-authors were Dr. Monica Blanchard and Dr. Janet timbie of the Catholic University of America and Carl Griffin of Brigham Young University.

    The Rev. Jan Michael Joncas, Theology and Catholic Studies departments, is the author of a chapter, "The Melody of Living Water: Music Ministry and Holy Baptism," in Grace Upon Grace: Living Bread, Living Water, Living Word (Valparaiso, Ind.: Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2002).

    Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Organization Learning and Development, was the keynbote speaker at the annual conference of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management. His address, "Communicating With Pizzazz for the Leader Role in Each of Us," focused on discarding outmoded ways of communicating in exchange for persuasive ways to influence and sell ideas. He also delivered a seminar, "How to Communicate Change," at the conference; it focused on how to make change happen, with organizational and personal commitment in the long term.

    Dr. Nick Nissley, Organization Learning and Development, and several colleagues have been invited to convene a "stream," "Music at Work," at the 2003 Critical Management Studies Conference at Lancaster University in England. His colleagues are Mark Korcyznski, Loughborough University (England); Robbie Lieberman, Southern Illinois University and Craig Prichard of Massey University in New Zealand. The "stream" will provide a space for contributions in a variety of formats, by academics and practitioners, that address the interrelations between music and work. To learn more about it, visit their Web site.

    Dr. John Tauer, Psychology Department, gave a presentation on his motivation research, "The Effects of Frequency and Valence of Competitive Feedback on Motivation," at the 74th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association May 3 in Chicago.

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