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Profacts Received Through Feb. 28

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 February 2013.


EDWIN GOMEZ, associate professor of human movement sciences and coordinator, Recreation and Tourism Studies Program, named associate editor of Leisure Sciences for 2012-15 and chair of the 2013 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium in Cooperstown, N.Y.

KIM BULLINGTON SIBSON, programs manager and asynchronous M.E.M advisor, and Ph.D. candidate in higher education, elected regional coordinator, North America, for the International Association of Student Affairs and Services. Her term is 2013-15.

WAYNE TALLEY, Frederick W. Beazley Chair and Professor of Economics, Eminent Scholar and executive director of ODU's Maritime Institute, elected president-elect of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group. TPUG is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the economics of and public policies toward the transportation and public utilities industries.

SANDRA WATERS, assistant dean, Advising and Transfer Programs, elected to a three-year term (2013-16) on the National Academic Advising Association board of directors. NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.


JOHN ADAM, University Professor of Mathematics, The Slovenian language translation of his book "A Mathematical Nature Walk."

JOSEPH DEVITIS, visiting professor of educational foundations and leadership "Contemporary Colleges and Universities" (Peter Lang Publishing).

WILLIAM OWINGS, professor of educational leadership, and Leslie Kaplan (lead author), a retired school administrator, "Culture Re-Boot: Reinvigorating School Culture to Improve Student Outcomes" (Sage).


JOHN ROTH, assistant professor of art, a solo exhibition of sculpture, "Polymorphic Conveyance," at VisArts in Rockville, Md.; the Fourth Annual Juried Show at Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Va.; and exhibition of a sculpture at Art Aqua, Miami Beach, Fla., with the Mayer Fine Art Gallery during Art Basel Week.


SHARON RAVER-LAMPMAN, coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education Program, "Increasing Socio-communicative Skills in Preschoolers with Hearing Loss in Self-contained and Inclusive Settings with Social Stories" at the Macrotheme Conference on Education and Training, Paris, France. Also, with CORRIN RICHELS, assistant professor, and JONNA BOBZIEN, lecturer, communication disorders and special education, "Increasing Communication in Multiple Settings with Preschoolers with Hearing Loss" at the International Conference for Young Children with Special Needs in Minneapolis. Also, with Bobzien and NICOLE ANTHONY, doctoral student in special education, "Effects of Parallel Talk on the Language and Interactional Skills of Preschoolers with Hearing Loss" at the International Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children in Denver.


ROB CURRY, director of advising for Distance Learning, a chapter on academic advising for "The Handbook of Distance Education, Third Edition," 2012. He also contributed to the academic advising chapter in the first and second editions. The book initially debuted in 2003.

EDWIN GOMEZ , associate professor of human movement sciences, "Dog Parks: Exploring Social Trust and Psychological Identification" in "2012 Leisure Research Symposium Book of Abstracts," National Recreation and Park Association. Co-authors from the department are LYNN RIDINGER, associate professor, and EDDIE HILL and STEPHEN SHAPIRO, assistant professors. Also, with J.F. Tynon as lead author, "Interpersonal and Social Values Conflict Among Coastal Recreation Activity Groups in Hawaii" in vol. 44, no. 4 of Journal of Leisure Research.

EDDIE HILL, assistant professor of human movement sciences, "An Examination of Motives for Running in a Charity Event" in "2012 Leisure Research Symposium Book of Abstracts," National Recreation and Park Association. Co-authors from the department are LYNN RIDINGER, associate professor; STEPHEN SHAPIRO, assistant professor; and EDDIE GOMEZ, associate professor.

JEFFREY JONES, associate professor and director of the Institute of Humanities, "Toward a New Vocabulary for Political Communication Research: A Response to Michael X. Delli Carpini" in vol. 7 of International Journal of Communication 7. Also, "Parody, Performativity, and Play: The Reinvigoration of Citizenship through Political Satire" in "A Companion to New Media Dynamics," eds. John Hartley, Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

RENEE OLANDER, assistant vice president and assistant professor of English, an article, "Consociational Poetics: An Interview with Anne Waldman," in vol. 45, no. 5 of The Writer's Chronicle.

D.E. WITTKOWER, assistant professor of philosophy, "Boredom on Facebook" in "Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives," eds. Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch (Institute of Network Cultures, 2013). Free download at: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/portal/publication/unlike-us-reader-social-media-monopolies-and-their-alternatives/

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