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Profacts Received Through January 2014

ProFacts welcomes post-announcements from faculty and staff regarding professional achievements. Items may be submitted for: Appointments/Elections, Awards, Books, Certifications, Commissions, Compositions/Arrangements, Degrees, Exhibitions, Papers/Presentations, Patents, Performances and Publications. Send your submissions to: sdaniel@odu.edu.

The following announcements were received through January 2014.


NINA BROWN, professor and Eminent Scholar of counseling and human services, appointed to the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation. This is the body that approves accreditation for all psychology programs in the United States.

ERICA WOODS-WARRIOR, program director with the Student Success Center, appointed on Dec. 27 by then Gov. Bob McDonnell to the Virginia Fair Housing Board. She was also chosen to be a member of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's Political Leaders Program Class of 2014. Housed at the University of Virginia, the institute prepares the commonwealth's emerging leaders for public service as candidates for office, government officials and citizen activists in the affairs of their communities, the commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. This is accomplished through educational programs designed around ethics, public policy and practical politics.


NANCY KLEIN, associate professor of music, the Vianne B. Vance Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cultural Life of Greater Hampton Roads. This is typically called the ALLI Award, and is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads. She is also being included in the publication "Who's Who in America, 2014," through the Marquis Who's Who Professional Publications.

DREW LANDMAN, professor of aerospace engineering, the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of SAE International.

CYNTHIA POLLOCK, personnel technician for Facilities Management, a certificate of appreciation for her work coordinating the area's annual toy drive. She has coordinated the annual drive for the past 10 years. (In the 2013 drive, four bikes were collected as well as seven boxes of gifts, all of which were given to homeless children living in Union Mission shelters.)


CRAIG BAYSE, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Julia Brumaghim, Clemson University, editors, an ebook (hard copy to be published this summer), "Biochalcogen Chemistry: The Biological Chemistry of Sulfur, Selenium, and Tellurium" (ACS Publications).

SHUIWANG JI, assistant professor of computer science, "Multi-Label Dimensionality Reduction" (CRC Press). Co-authors are Liang Sun (lead), a scientist in the R&D of Opera Solutions, and Jieping Ye, associate professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University.

LUCINDA RUSH, education reference librarian, co-editor and contributor to "Ender's Game and Philosophy" (Open Court Publishing).

BARRY MILLER, director of the Peninsula Higher Education Center, a textbook (2nd edition but new publisher), "Sports and Fitness Nutrition" (Kendall Hunt Publishing). Co-authors are Robert Wildman (lead) and Colin Wilborn.

D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, co-editor of and contributor to "Ender's Game and Philosophy" (Open Court Publishing).


ELIZABETH F. LEEOR, adjunct associate professor of art, "Interdum," an exhibition of paintings, Dec. 13-19, Spark Workshop Brooklyn.

JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, John Roth, had his most recent sculpture, "Ambivalent Conveyance," included in Art Aqua '13 in Miami Beach for Art Basel Week with Mayer Fine Art Gallery, Dec. 3-8. http://www.aquaartmiami.com/


JOHN ADAM, University Professor of mathematics, "Rays, Waves and Rainbows" to the math department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

JEANIE KLINE, summer school administrator, "It Takes an Institutional Village" at the annual conference of the North American Association of Summer Sessions in Denver.


JOHN R. HOLSINGER, professor emeritus and Eminent Scholar of biological sciences, "A Brief History of Biospeleology In Virginia" in no. 42 of Banisteria - A Journal Devoted to the Natural History of Virginia. Also, "The Invertebrate Cave Fauna of Virginia" in no. 42 of Banisteria. Co-authors are David C. Culver, David A. Hubbard Jr., William D. Orndorff and Christopher S. Hobson.

SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, professor of communication disorders and special education, "Using a Child-specific Social Story to Improve Communication and Social Skills in Two Preschoolers with Cochlear Implants: An Exploratory Case Study" in vol. 15, no. 2 of Deafness and Education International. Co-authors are PEGGY HESTER, professor of communication disorders and special education; ANNE MICHALEK, lecturer of communication disorders and special education; ANN MAYDOSZ, associate director, The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs; and CORRIN RICHELS, assistant professor of communication disorders and special education.

D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "Digital Disruptions: An Interview with D.E. Wittkower," Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events, December 2013.