Salute to Faculty Scholarship 2014

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 16, 2014, from noon - 2 p.m. at the Grace Conference Room, Higgins University Center, we saluted the faculty achievements detailed below.

Books and Creative Works: March 2013 — Present

(alphabetical by Clark author, editor or artist)

Acosta Cruz, Maria. 2014. Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University.

Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen and Elizabeth Fishel. 2013. When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult. New York: Workman Publishing.

Bebbington, Anthony and Jeffrey Bury. 2013. Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil, and Gas in Latin America. Austin: University of Texas.

Boatright, Robert. 2014. Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan.

Chaison, Gary. 2014. Springer Briefs in Economics: The Unions' Response to Globalization. New York: Springer.

Chaison, Gary. 2012. Springer Briefs in Economics: The New Collective Bargaining. New York: Springer.

Elli Crocker. 2013 and 2014. Paintings exhibited in a solo show at the First Church, Boston, MA, "Flora and Fauna", March-May 2013; at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Gloucester, MA, "Interpreting the Human Figure" (invitational group show) in May 2013; at New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA (two person exhibition) in winter 2013; at Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, "Salon Show" in December 2013 and "April Flowers" in April 2014 (both group shows)

Davidson, Mark and Deborah Martin, eds. 2014. Urban Politics: Critical Approaches. London: Sage.

Del Prete, Thomas. 2013. Teacher Rounds: A Guide to Collaborative Learning in and from Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Enloe, Cynthia. 2013. Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California.

Houlihan, Joan. 2013. Ay (her fourth book of poetry). North Adams, MA: Tupelo Press.

Fine, Marlene G. and Fern L. Johnson. 2013. The Interracial Adoption Option: Creating a Family across Race. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley.

Berghoff, Hartmut and Thomas Kühne, eds. 2013. Globalizing Beauty: Consumerism and Body Aesthetics in the 20th Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kushner, Nina. 2014. Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris. N.Y.: Cornell University.

Loischild, Rachel. 2014. Photographs on display at the New Art Center in Newton, MA in March, as part of an exhibition for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program.

MacLean, Ken. 2013. The Government of Mistrust: Illegibility and Bureaucratic Power in Socialist Vietnam. Madison: University of Wisconsin.

Miller, Mark C. 2014. Judicial Politics in the United States. Boulder, CO: Westview.

Sisson, Toby. 2014. "Toby Sisson: Then & Now", a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings, drawings and prints opened on February 24 at the Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery on the campus of Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Hoff, Michael C. and Rhys F. Townsend, eds. 2013. Rough Cilicia: New Historical and Archaeological Approaches. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Döring, Tobias and Virginia Mason Vaughan, eds. 2013. Critical and Cultural Transformations: Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' -- 1611 to the Present. Tuebingen, Germany: Narr/Verlag.

McMullan, Gordon, Lena Cowen Orlin and Virginia Mason Vaughan, eds. 2014. Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance. London: Bloomsbury.

Kaufman, Joyce P. & Kristen P. Williams. 2013. Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms. Boulder, CO: Kumarian.

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
Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
Hiatt School of Psychology
Visual and Performing Arts

New Grants and Contracts

(including renewals and supplemental funding)

Awarded March 28, 2013 - April 7, 2014

Bebbington, Anthony. Tracking the politics of natural resources and inclusive development over time, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre.

Bebbington, Anthony. Research and knowledge mobilization on the extractive industries: institutionalizing a cross-regional network, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Buie, Sarah. Council on the Uncertain Human Future 2014, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation.

Buie, Sarah. Integrating the humanities across national boundaries, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Córdova, James. Disseminating the marriage checkup in Air Force Primary Care settings, US Department of Defense, Defense Health Program.

Davidson, Mark and John Lauermann. DDRI: Competing for development: sporting megaevents and urban-based development governance, National Science Foundation.

Del Prete, Thomas. UPCS-Clark partnership, Jobs for the Future.

Del Prete, Thomas. Main South College Success Program, Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Del Prete, Thomas, Deborah Robertson, Luis Smith, Arshad Kudrolli and Natalia Sternberg. Clark Science-Math Teaching and Education Partnership, National Science Foundation.

Downs, Timothy and Jenkins Macedo. Enhancing soil nutrients and water retention through sustainable farming techniques: a field research component on the IWMI's project on sustainable groundwater irrigation in the greater Mekong sub-region of Laos PDR, US Agency for International Development.

Dwork, Deborah and Mary Jane Rein. Doctoral Student Support, Claims Conference.

Eastman, J. Ronald. Enable evaluation of landscape scale impacts of shrimp farming expansion and accurate prediction of important coastal habitats at risk for future conversion to shrimp farms in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Eastman, J. Ronald. An ESRI cloud-based implementation of the land change modeler and reorientation of Clark Labs' development to the ESRI platform, Environmental Systems Research Institute.

Emel, Jody and Miles Kenney-Lazar. DDRI: Land and livelihoods: governing multinational plantation investments in Laos, National Science Foundation.

Gardner, Alex. Multiple scattering within snow, ice, firn, and water and its impact on elevation retrievals from ICESat-2data, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Goldberg, Abbie. Lesbian and gay adoptive families, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

Kudrolli, Arshad. Particle sedimentation in clay suspensions, Petroleum Research Fund.

Kudrolli, Arshad. Internal erosion, particle transport, and channelization driven by fluid flow, US Department of Energy.

Kudrolli, Arshad. Granular erosion, transport, and dynamic-filtration driven by fluid flow, National Science Foundation.

McKee, Laura. Picture this: Bringing joy into focus and developing healthy habits of mind, Templeton Foundation.

Michaels, Sarah. New terrain for pre-service and in-service teachers of science and mathematics: building facility with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards in a cyber-enabled environment, Connecticut State Department of Education.

Moran, Seana. How service-learning influences youth purpose around the world, Templeton Foundation.

Polsky, Colin. Pathways: From the lab to the neighborhood: an interactive living exhibit for advancing STEM engagement with urban systems in science museums, National Science Foundation.

Rockmore, Marc. Trauma, behavioral parameters and subjective expectations: the effects of abduction and violence on economic behavior in Northern Uganda, National Science Foundation.

Ross, Laurie and Ellen Foley. Massachusetts Statewide Youth Violence Research Partner, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Shannon Fund.

Sangermano, Florencia and Stefano Crema. Training for land change modeling for REDD, Nature Conservancy.

Williams, Kristen. All Kinds of Girls program, United Way of Central Massachusetts Inc.

Honors and Awards

March 2013 - Present

Taner Akçam's (History/Holocaust and Genocide Studies) book, The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, won the Albert Hourani Book Award for the best new book for 2013 at the annual Middle East Studies Association Conference in New Orleans.

John Aylward (V&PA) was a featured composer at the 2013 Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA.

John Baker (Biology) received the Outstanding Teacher Award by the graduating class of 2013.

Anthony Bebbington (Geography) was awarded a Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for 2014.

Anthony Bebbington received the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award at the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers in 2014.

Anthony Bebbington was appointed as a Fellow at the Instituto Ibero-Americano, DesiguALdades.net, Berlin, Germany in 2014.

Anthony Bebbington was appointed as Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Queensland, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining for August 2013.

Michael Butler (Political Science) was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Advisor for the 2012-13 academic year.

Lin Bao Boldt (GSOM) and her co-authors received the first place Davidson Award for 2014 for "The impact of household level heterogeneity in reference to price effects on optimal retailer pricing policies," presented by the Journal of Retailing at the AMA Winter Conference in Orlando in February.

Jay Elliott (English) was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Advisor for the 2012-13 academic year.

Jody Emel (Geography) was a Fellow at the Research Institute on Humanity and Nature, in Kyoto, Japan in March 2014.

Karen Frey (Geography) received an Oliver and Dorothy Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship Award for 2013-14, presented to an outstanding junior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.

Karen Frey won the George Perkins Marsh Research Enhancement Award in 2013.

Wendy Grolnick (Psychology) was awarded the American Psychological Association Executive Branch Science Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year.

Li Han (Math/Computer Science) was awarded the University Senior Faculty Fellowship for 2013-14, presented to an outstanding senior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.

Dale Hattis' (George Perkins Marsh Institute) co-authored paper, "Addressing Human Variability in Next-Generation Human Health Risk Assessments of Environmental Chemicals," published in January 2013, was selected as Paper of the Year by the Society of Toxicology Occupational & Public Specialty Section.

Benjamin Korstvedt's (V&PA) edited version of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 was broadcast in performance by the Cleveland Orchestra on PBS stations nationwide, on April 4, 2014.

Thomas Kühne (History/Strassler Center) won a Leibniz Summer Fellowship from the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung), Germany, for Summer 2013.

Thomas Kühne's Belonging and Genocide: Hitler's Community, 1918-1945 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010) came out in paperback and also in Italian translation (Il male dentro. La comunità di Hitler: psicologia del genocidio e orgoglio nazionale) (Rome: Edizioni dell'Altana) in 2013.

Sarah Michaels' (Education) was a committee member on a National Research Council Panel that organized a national workshop on "Literacy in Science," at the National Academy of Sciences, in December 2013.

Sarah Michaels' co-edited book, High-Expectation Curricula: Helping All Students Succeed with Powerful Learning, published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University in 2012, was named to "The U.K. Times Higher Education Suggested Reading List for 2013."

Mark Miller (Political Science) was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Bicentennial Chair, and will be a Fulbright scholar to the North American Studies Program at the University of Helsinki, Finland, for the academic year 2014-15.

James Murphy (Geography) was appointed as an Editor for the journal, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy for a term to begin in 2013.

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger (IDCE) was awarded an Edward Hodgkins Junior Faculty fellowship for 2013-14 for personifying the Clark ideal of excellence in research and in teaching.

Colin Polsky (Geography) was named a Charter Fellow, to the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Fellows in Academic Leadership Program in December 2012.

Ravi Sharma (Philosophy) was selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on Socrates at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon to be held June-July 2014.

Christopher Williams (Geography) was awarded an Edward Hodgkins Junior Faculty fellowship for 2013-14 for personifying the Clark ideal of excellence in research and in teaching.

Christopher Williams received the Excellence in Reviewing Award from the Biogeochemistry Journal in 2013.

Christopher Williams was appointed to serve as Editor for Biogeosciences Journal in March 2014.