March 4, 2003
Reba Carruth, assistant
professor of business and public policy and international affairs, SBPM,
presented a series of lectures focusing on the strategic management
implications of transatlantic regulatory and industry standards in global
biotechnology, financial services, and transport industries, in the
Kyrgyzstan Republic. She also discussed the role of transatlantic and
trilateral policy convergence for the Central Asian Economic Cooperation
(CAEC). Carruths trip was co-sponsored by the US Department of
State and the Academy of Management of Kyrgyzstan.
William Frawley, professor of anthropology
and psychology, dean, CCAS, presented What Amerindian Lexicography
Can Say About Dictionary-Making In General at the Society for
the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), Jan. 25,
in Atlanta. At the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America,
held concurrently with SSILA, Frawley presented The Role of Linguistics
in Experience- and Competency-Based Undergraduate Education at
a special session on innovations in the undergraduate linguistics curriculum.
Frawley also was named chair of the undergraduate program advisory committee
for the society, serving through 2004.
William C. Handorf, professor of finance,
SBPM, presented the William Schreyer Lecture, entitled Monetary
Policy, Interest Rates, and Business Finance, at Penn States
Smeal School of Business on Jan. 28. Handorf recently published Commercial
Real Estate Lending and the New Basel Capital Accord, in Real
Estate Review. He and Theodore M. Barnhill, professor of finance, SBPM,
co-wrote Latin American Credit Ratings, the New Basel Capital
Accord and Portfolio Risk in Economia Aplicada, a leading journal
David Ramaker, professor of chemistry,
CCAS, completed a sabbatical at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands),
where he served as the Debye Professor of Physical Chemistry. As part
of the appointment, Ramaker gave a number of talks to international
audiences and was honored with a special dinner. In addition to his
terms as the Debye professor, Ramaker used the semester to build further
collaborations with other colleagues in Europe.
Charles Toftoy, associate professor of
management science, SBPM, presented a competitive paper, The Value
of Mission Statements For Small Businesses, at the 16th Annual
National Conference of the US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
at Hilton Head Island, SC, Jan. 2325. Toftoy also conducted two
workshops, What Employers Learn From Student Teams and The
Most Troublesome Small Business Issues: Interactive Discussion with
Three Small Business Presidents.
Joseph Pelton, research
professor of engineering, SEAS, was appointed associate editor of Acta
Astronautica for all publications in the field of telecommunications
and informatics. The publication is a professional juried journal of
the International Academy of Astronautics, headquartered in Paris, France.
Christopher Sten, professor of English,
CCAS, recently was elected president of the Melville Society, an international
organization of more than 700 members, founded in 1946. As the societys
new president, Sten delivered a lecture, Trying Out
the Whale: Moby-Dick as a Spiritual Quest Epic, in connection
with the Seventh Annual Marathon Reading of Moby-Dick, held
at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, in New Bedford, MA, Jan. 34.
Hope M. Harrison,
assistant professor of history and international affairs, CCAS, received
a fellowship for spring 2004 at the American Academy in Berlin. Harrison
will work on a book project examining united Germanys efforts
to come to terms with the East German communist past. Harrison also
recently presented her work on the Soviet and East German decision to
build the Berlin Wall at a conference at the Military History Research
Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
John Lachin, professor of biostatistics
and epidemiology, and of statistics, director, graduate program in biostatistics
and in epidemiology, SPHHS, co-wrote the book Randomization in
Clinical Trials: Theory and Practice (John Wiley and Sons, 2002)
with GW alumnus William Rosenberger, which has been named the Outstanding
Professional and Scholarly Title of 2002 in Mathematics and Statistics,
by the American Association of Publishers.
professor of political science and international affairs and associate
dean, ESIA, wrote the article Electronic Entertainment Jumps the
Border which appears in the March 2003 issue of Scientific
American. The article examines the impact of new technologies on
the ability of countries to resist Americanization.
Dennis W. Johnson, associate dean, Graduate
School of Political Management, CCAS, wrote Elections and Public
Polling: Will the Media Get Online Polling Right? published in
the Journal of Psychology and Marketing, v. 19, n. 12 (Nov. 2002),
Christine Meloni, associate professor of
English as a foreign language, CCAS, co-authored with Mark Warschauer
and Heidi Shetzer (TESOL, 2000) the book Internet for English
Teaching, which recently was translated into Japanese and published
Mohammed Sharafuddin, visiting assistant
professor of Arabic and Arabic program coordinator, Department of Classical
and Semitic Languages and Literatures, CCAS, wrote the article Religious
Militancy and Universal Peace: A Muslim Perspective, published
in the v. 3, n. 3 of Al-Masar, a publication of the Yemen Heritage
and Research Center of McLean, VA.
George Solomon, professorial lecturer in
management science, SBPM, co-wrote the article The State of Entrepreneurship
Education in the United States: A Nationwide Survey and Analysis,
published in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship
Education, with Susan Duffy and Ayman Tarabishy. Solomon and Lloyd W.
Fernald co-wrote the chapter Why Entrepreneurs Dont Ask
for Help, and Solomon wrote the chapter Entrepreneurship
Education and Training in the United States: Policy, Strategy or Disjointed
Incrementalism, in The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship Tan
Wee Liang (Prentice Hall Singapore, 2002). Solomon also co-wrote
Parental and Gender Influences on Entrepreneurial Intentions,
Motivations, and Attitudes with Cathy Ashley-Cotleur and Sandra
King; Understanding Entrepreneurial Leadership in Todays
Dynamic Markets" with Tarabishy and Fernald; and The Value
of Mission Statements for Small Businesses with Charles Toftoy,
associate professor of management science, SBPM, and Jaydeep Chatterjee,
all published in the Proceedings of the 16th Annual United States
Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Kudos is a recognition of the awards, honors, and recent publications
of the GW faculty and staff.