Salute to Faculty Scholarship 2013
Once a year the Clark community comes together to celebrate the scholarly publications and creative projects authored by Clark faculty over the previous year. On April 11, 2013, from noon - 2 p.m. at the Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center, we saluted the faculty achievements detailed below.
Books and Creative Works: March 2012 - March 2013
(alphabetical by Clark author, editor or artist)
Akçam, Taner and Ümit Kurt. 2012. Published in Turkish: Kanunlar ın Ruhu, Emval-i Metruke Kanunlarında Soykırımın İzini Sürmek. [Spirit of the Law: Traces of Genocide in Laws and Regulations] Istanbul: Iletisim.
Baird, Davis, Eric Scerri, and Lee McIntyre, eds. 2011. Filosofa de la química: Síntesis de una nueva disciplina. [Originally published in 2005 as Philosophy of Chemistry: Synthesis of a New Discipline, by Springer] México: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Bebbington, Anthony, ed. 2013. Industrias extractivas, conflicto social y dinámicas institucionales en la región andina. (Extractive industries, social conflict and institutional dynamics in the Andean region.) Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos.
Cohen, Maurie, Halina Szejnwald Brown, and Philip J. Vergragt, eds. 2013. Innovations in Sustainable Consumption: New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions and Social Practices. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
Butler, Michael, Mark Boyer, and Natalie Hudson. 2013. Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Butler, Michael. 2012. Selling a 'Just' War: Framing, Legitimacy, and US Military Intervention. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cardemil, Esteban, Loreto R. Prieto, and Andrea J. Romero, associate eds. 2012. Journal of Latina/o Psychology. Vol 1, Supplement. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Curtin, Nicola, Peter Hegarty, and Abigail Steward, guest eds. 2012. Expanding the Research Community in LGBT Psychology: Collaborative Studies from the International Institute. Special Issue of Psychology & Sexuality, vol 3, no 3. Oxford: Routledge.
Eric J. DeMeulenaere, Colette N. Cann, James E. McDermott and Chad R. Malone, eds. 2013. Reflections From The Field: How Coaching Made Us Better Teachers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
D'Lugo, Marvin and Kathleen Vernon, eds. 2013. A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ferly, Odile. 2012. A Poetics of Relation: Caribbean Women Writing at the Millennium. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Goldberg, Abbie. 2012. Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood. New York and London: New York University Press.
Hines, Denise, Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Leila B. Dutton. 2013. Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse. 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kasperson, Roger E. and Mimi Berberian, eds. 2011. Integrating Science and Policy: Vulnerability and Resilience in Global Environmental Change. London: Earthscan.
Neuman, Meredith. 2013. Jeremiah's Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Rudolph, Lee, ed. 2012. Qualitative Mathematics for the Social Sciences: Mathematical Models for Research on Cultural Dynamics. (Series editor: Jaan Valsiner) London and New York: Routledge.
Vazquez-Brust, Diego, and Joseph Sarkis, eds. 2012. Green Growth: Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy. vol 1. New York and London: Springer.
Black, Brian, David Hassenzahl, Jennie C. Stephens, Gary Weisel and Nancy Gift, eds. 2013. Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History. 4 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.
Stevens, Irma Frey. 2012. Golden Glory: Poems by Irma Frey Stevens. Lexington, KY: Self-published.
Branco, Angela Uchoa, and Jaan Valsiner, eds. 2012. Cultural Psychology of Human Values. A volume in Advances in Cultural Psychology. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Valsiner, Jaan, ed. 2012. The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Salvatore, Sergio, Alessandro Gennaro, and Jaan Valsiner, eds. 2012. Making Sense of Infinite Uniqueness: The Emerging System of Idiographic Science. A volume in YIS: Yearbook of Idiographic Science. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
Vaughan, Alden T. and Virginia Mason Vaughan. 2012. Shakespeare in America. New York: Oxford University Press.
Vollhardt, Johanna Ray and Michal Bilewicz, eds. 2013. The Aftermath of Genocide: Psychological Perspectives. Journal of Social Issues, vol 69, no 1.
To acknowledge and honor important faculty accomplishments that are not books or major creative works, the following departments today present portfolios, notebooks or posters celebrating scholarship and creative activity:
Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Graduate School of Geography
International Development, Community, and Environment
Graduate School of Management
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
Hiatt School of Psychology
Visual and Performing Arts
New Grants and Contracts
(including renewals and supplemental funding)
Awarded March 13, 2012 - March 27, 2013
Charles Agosta. Surface microstructuring project, Machflow Energy Inc.
Nada Mustafa Ali. Building bridges: Women's rights, gender equality, and peace in Sudan and South Sudan, Open Society Institute.
Anthony Bebbington, T. Fredriksen and P. Mosley. Tracking the politics of natural resources and inclusive development over time, Department for International Development, University of Manchester, UK.
Anthony Bebbington and David Szablowski. Research and Knowledge Mobilization on the Extractive Industries: Institutionalizing a Cross-Regional Network, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada.
Ramón Borges-Méndez. Experiencing the American city and integration of students of color and first-college generation students into the Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) curriculum at Clark University, Consortium on Higher Achievement and Success.
Sarah Buie. Humanities Present, Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Stefano Crema. Analysis of drivers of deforestation and threats to the ecology and communities of Guiana Shield, Conservation International.
Micki Davis. AmeriCorps VISTA, Massachusetts Campus Compact.
Thomas Del Prete. Main South School and College Success Program, Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Timothy Downs. National Children's Study, National Institutes of Health.
Debórah Dwork. Doctoral student support, Conference on Material Claims against Germany.
Jody Emel and Elisabeth Stoddard. Livestock and global change vulnerability: Pork production in eastern North Carolina, Pruitt Dissertation Fellowship.
Susan Foster. Meeting: Behavioral plasticity and evolution: Animal Behavior Society Symposium, National Science Foundation.
Karen Frey and Luke Trusel. Antarctic surface melting: Intensity, climatology and driving mechanisms, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Karen Frey. Collaborative Research: The distributed biological observatory: A change detection array in the Pacific arctic sector, National Science Foundation.
Karen Frey. Developing remote sensing capabilities for meter-scale sea ice properties, Office of Naval Research.
Karen Frey. Investigating the influence of sea-surface variability on ice sheet mass balance and outlet glacier behavior using records from Disko Bugt, West Greenland, National Science Foundation.
Karen Frey. Satellite observations of sea ice variability and primary production in the Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Abbie Goldberg. Lesbian parents and their adopted children three years post-placement, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Abbie Goldberg. Lesbian, gay and heterosexual single adoptive parents by choice: Perceived stigma and challenges, Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Abbie Goldberg. Mental health in the postpartum period among visible and invisible sexual minority women: A U.S.-Canada study, National Institutes of Health.
James Gomes. Better Together in Worcester, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.
David Hibbett. Collaborative Research: Automated and Community-Driven synthesis of the Tree of Life, National Science Foundation.
David Hibbett and Otto Miettinen. POLYSYST: Molecular and morphological systematics of the Polyporales, a highly diverse, poorly documented clade of wood-decaying fungi with biotechnological potential, Marie Curie Fellowship, Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union.
David Hibbett. REU Supplement to MSB/PEET: PolyPEET Enhancing taxonomic expertise in the Polyporales, National Science Foundation.
Denise Hines. Building coalitions to foster change on college campuses: A four-campus coordinated multilevel violence prevention and intervention program, Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women.
Robert Johnston. Climate change adaptation and ecosystem resilience in northeast coastal communities: Quantifying economic values and trade-offs in regional decision support, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Arlene Kowal. 2012-2013 Massachusetts Geographic Alliance, National Geographic Education Foundation.
Arlene Kowal. Global Education FY13, Massachusetts Consortium for Global Education at Framingham State University.
Arshad Kudrolli. Fundamental principles of swimming in viscoelastic media, National Science Foundation.
Dominik Kulakowski. Collaborative research: Spruce beetle and wildfire interactions under varying climate in the Colorado Rockies, National Science Foundation.
Todd Livdahl and John Soghigian. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Evolution of parasite-host fitness trade-offs in a mosquito-Gregarine system, National Science Foundation.
Deborah Martin and Oona Martin. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Urban homesteading: Gender and Self-Provisioning in the city, National Science Foundation.
Abigail Mechtenberg and Chantal Roberts. Stakeholder valuation of post-harvest technologies in sub-Saharan Africa with local innovation, US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security: A FTF 21st Century Borlaug Leadership Program, U.S. Agency for International Development.
Sarah Michaels. Next Generation Science Exemplar System, National Science Foundation.
James Murphy and J. Alex Sphar. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Industrial policy, ideas and institutional change in Brazil, National Science Foundation.
Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger. National Children's Study, National Institutes of Health.
Kathleen Palm Reed. Building coalitions to foster change on college campuses: A four-campus coordinated multilevel violence prevention and intervention program, Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women.
Colin Polsky and Robert Ryan. Understanding the Factors that Influence Outdoor Residential Water Conservation: A Case Study in suburban Boston. UMASS Center for Agriculture, Integrated Research and Extension Projects.
Colin Polsky and Gil Pontius. The PIE-LTER: Interactions between external drivers, humans, and ecosystems in shaping ecological process in a mosaic of coastal landscapes and estuarine seascapes, National Science Foundation.
Gil Pontius. Forest land change modeling support, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Gil Pontius. Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Project Supplement, National Science Foundation.
John Rainey. Central Mass Regional Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration.
John Rogan and Nicholas Cuba. Interannual variability in seasonally dry tropical forest deciduousness and implications for soil carbon storage in the Mexican southern Yucatan, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Laurie Ross. Shannon Worcester LARP, Federal Byrne JAG/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.
Laurie Ross. Shannon CSI Statewide Research Partner, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.
Laurie Ross and Gordon Benson. Compass Project (Implementation, Year 1, of a comprehensive and systemic approach to the problem of homelessness among transition age youth in Worcester), Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.
Florencia Sangermano. Panama species distribution mapping, Hardner & Gullison Associates.
Valerie Sperling. Travel grant to fund a research trip to Russia, summer 2012. IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board).
Jennie Stephens. Smart Grid: Sociopolitical context for energy technology transitions, National Science Foundation.
Jennie Stephens. RAPID: Post-Sandy linkages in energy-climate discourse in the US, National Science Foundation.
James Toledano. Panama species distribution mapping, Hardner & Gullison Associates.
Honors and Awards
March 2012 - Present
Taner Akçam (History, CHGS) received the Raphael Lemkin Award by the Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University in March, 2013. This award is presented annually to an individual who truly exemplifies the mission and dedication of Mr. Lemkin to remember the millions of victims of genocide and to deter future perpetrators by the creation and enforcement of internationally enforced criminal consequences.
Taner Akçam's book, The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (2012), was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2012 on the Middle East by Foreign Affairs, which is published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
John Aylward's (V&PA) work for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, Functions of Consciousness, was performed at the Iowa Center for New Music in 2012.
Jessica Bane Robert (English) won an International Merit Award for her poetry from the Atlanta Review in 2012.
Jessica Bane Robert won the International Rita Dove Poetry Award from Salem College in 2012.
John Brown (Economics) was named the inaugural Mosakowski Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow in the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, for 2013-15.
Laura Burgess (GSOM) was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Advisor for the 2011-12 academic year.
Eric DeMeulenaere (Education) was presented with a Community Engagement Award by the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium in March, 2013 for his long-standing commitment to integrate his ongoing scholarship and research with community service and community engagement.
Gino D'Iorio's (V&PA) play, CRIB, was given a staged reading at the Urban Stages Theatre in New York City in October, 2012.
Gino D'Iorio's play, Release Point, had its world premiere production in August, 2012 by the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, N.J.
Stephen DiRado (V&PA) was named a 2012 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Karen Frey (Geography) was presented with the NASA Group Achievement Award in 2012, for contributions to the NASA ICESCAPE Program.
Jacqueline Geoghegan (Economics) and Robert Johnston were honored by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) for their outstanding contributions to the group's annual meeting in June, 2012. In addition, she received the NAREA Award of Merit for Exceptional Service.
Abbie Goldberg (Psychology) was named Visiting Scholar at the Williams Institute/UCLA Law School for 2013.
Harvey Gould (Physics) is the 2013 recipient of the Robert A. Millikan Medal in recognition of his notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics by the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Betsy Huang (English) was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Advisor for the 2011-12 academic year.
Robert Johnston (Economics, Marsh Institute) was appointed to the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2012. He will provide independent advice on technical issues underlying the EPA's policies and decision-making.
Robert Johnston was named to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council Committee, established to "Evaluate the Effectiveness of Stock Rebuilding Plans of the 2006 Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (FCMRA)" in 2012.
Robert Johnston and Jacqueline Geoghegan were honored by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) for their outstanding contributions to the group's annual meeting in June, 2012. In addition, he was presented with the NAREA Recognition of Service Award for his role as president.
Lisa Kasmer (English) was selected to participate in an NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, "Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries," University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, June 18-July 20, 2012.
Dominik Kulakowski (Geography) was awarded an Edward Hodgkins Junior Faculty fellowship for 2012-13 for personifying the Clark ideal of excellence in research and in teaching.
Stéphanie Larrieux's (V&PA) short film "Contention" was accepted to a national film festival presented by The Black Women Film Network. It was screened in Atlanta, GA in June, 2012.
John Magee (Math/CS) and Li Han (Math/CS) received one of three Best Paper awards for "Integrating a Science Perspective into an Introductory Computer Science Course," presented at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference held at Princeton University in March, 2013.
Mark Miller (Political Science) was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Advisor for the 2011-12 academic year.
James Murphy (Geography) received an Oliver and Dorothy Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship Award for 2012-13, presented to an outstanding junior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.
Richard Peet (Geography) is the subject of a book, Richard Peet: Geography Against Neoliberalism (Geografia Contra El Neoliberalismo) released in Spain, 2012 by Núria Benach, Professor of Geography at the University of Barcelona. The book is third in the series, "Espacios Criticos," highlighting prominent scholars and aiming to make geographical radical thought more available to a Spanish-speaking audience worldwide.
Colin Polsky (Geography) was appointed co-Convening Lead Author for the Land-Use and Land-Cover Change chapter of the National Climate Assessment (NCA), commissioned in 2012 by the Office of Science & Technology Policy, which is advisory to the White House.
Amy Richter (History) was selected to receive the Outstanding Teacher Award by the graduating class of 2012.
Zachary Christman and John Rogan (Geography) received the 2013 Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS for "Error Propagation in Raster Data Integration: Impacts on Landscape Composition and Configuration."
Paul Ropp (History) received the 2012 John W. Lund Clark University Achievement Award, which recognizes the contributions made to the Worcester community by faculty, students, or staff members of Clark University.
Laurie Ross (IDCE) received an Oliver and Dorothy Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship Award for 2012-13, presented to an outstanding junior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.
Ravi Sharma (Philosophy) was named Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellow, Committee on Hellenic Studies, Princeton University for Fall 2012.
Ravi Sharma was awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Humanities Center, The University of Texas at Austin for Spring 2013.
Jennie Stephens (IDCE) was presented with a Community Engagement Award by the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium in March, 2013 for her research and community engagement connected with sustainability initiatives in Greater Worcester.
Johanna Vollhardt (Psychology) was awarded an Edward Hodgkins Junior Faculty fellowship for 2012-13, for personifying the Clark ideal of excellence in research and in teaching.
Kristen Williams (Political Science) was awarded the University Senior Faculty Fellowship for 2012-13, presented to an outstanding senior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.