Salute to Faculty Scholarship 2015

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 15, 2015, from noon - 2 p.m. at the Grace Conference Room, Higgins University Center, we saluted the faculty achievements detailed below.

This year following the Salute we honored the memory of Norman Apter, Assistant Professor in the History Department, 2011 – 2014. Norm was a kind, generous, and talented member of our faculty and those who knew him, miss him. Please join us at 1:15 pm today on the Alden Quadrangle for a brief tree dedication ceremony in his memory.

Books and Creative Works

(alphabetical by Clark author, editor or artist)

March 2014 – Present

Amstrong, Frank and Stephen DiRado. 2014. A joint exhibition of large-scale photography. Worcester State University's Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, November 6 – December 11.

Boatright, Robert. 2014. Congressional Primary Elections. New York, NY: Routledge.

Eastman, J. Ronald. 2014. TerrSet Geospatial Monitoring and Modeling System. Worcester, MA: Clark University.

Fábos, Anita and Isotalo, Riina, eds. 2014. Managing Muslim Mobilities: Between Spiritual Geography and Global Security Regimes. Volume 1, Series in Religion and Global Migrations. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Brun, Cathrine and Fábos, Anita, eds. 2015. Special Issue: "Home-making in Limbo: Domestic Practices and the Meaning of Home for Forced Migrants in Protracted Situations". Refuge: Canada's Periodical on Refugees. 30(3)

Fox, Everett. 2014. The Schocken Bible, Vol II: The Early Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings (a new translation with commentary and notes). New York: Shocken Books.

Roh, David S., Betsy Huang, and Greta A. Niu, eds. 2015.Techno-Orientalism: Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Jensen, Lene Arnett, ed. 2015. The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Jensen, Lene Arnett, ed. 2015. Moral development in a global world: Research from a cultural- developmental perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Parma, A.M., P.J. Sullivan, J. Collie, T.W. Hartley, W. Heyman, R.J. Johnston, A.E. Punt, K.A. Rose, J. Sanchirico, M.P. Sissenwine and G. Sugihara. 2014. Committee on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Stock Rebuilding Plans of the 2006 Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Fish Stock Rebuilding Plans in the United States. Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Hafter, Daryl M. and Nina Kushner, eds. 2015. Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press.

Malsky, Matthew. 2014. A CD: Geographies & Geometries. North Hampton, NH: Parma Recordings.

McLean, Robin. 2015. Reptile House. Rochester, N.Y.: BOA Editions.

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

Murphy, James T. and P. Carmody. 2015. Africa's Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Sperling, Valerie. 2014. Sex, Politics and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan, eds. 2014. The Tempest: A Critical Reader. London: Bloomsbury.


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

Graduate School of Geography
International Development, Community, and Environment
Languages, Literatures and Culture
Graduate School of Management
Mathematics and Computer Science
Hiatt School of Psychology
Visual and Performing Arts


Honors and Awards

March 2014 — Present

Yuko Aoyama (Geography) was awarded a four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy for summer 2015.

Taner Akçam (History/Holocaust and Genocide Studies) was presented with the Hrant Dink Spirit of Freedom and Justice Medal by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, on the 8th commemoration of Dink's assassination on January 19, 2015.

Anthony Bebbington (Geography) was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge in October, 2014.

Philip Bergmann (Biology) was awarded the Edward Hodgkins Junior Faculty Fellowship for 2014-15 for personifying the Clark ideal of excellence in research and in teaching.

S. Leslie Blatt (Physics/Education, emeritus) was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Michael Butler (Political Science) received the Oliver and Dorothy Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship Award for 2014-15, presented to an outstanding junior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.

Michael Butler received a Fulbright Scholarship at the Institute for International Studies at the University of Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland for August 2014 — February 2015.

Gino DiIorio (V&PA) was appointed the next holder of the Andrea B. and Peter D. '64 Klein Distinguished Professorship at Clark University, beginning in 2014.

Jacqueline Geoghegan (Economics) was awarded the University Senior Faculty Fellowship for 2014-15, presented to an outstanding senior faculty member who personifies the Clark ideal of excellence in teaching and excellence in research, scholarship, or creative work.

Jacqueline Geoghegan was appointed a STEM Women Senior Mentor Visiting Scholar, University of New Hampshire, National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, 2015-2016.

Fred Green (Mathematics and Computer Science) was appointed as Book Review Editor of SIGACT News, effective May, 2015. This quarterly newsletter is a publication of the special interest group SIGACT (Special Interest Group in Algorithms and Computation Theory) of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

Wendy Grolnick (Psychology) was named the 2014-15 Executive Branch Science Fellow by the American Psychological Association in May, 2014. She will also be a member of the incoming American Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology Policy Fellows during that time.

Susan Hanson (Geography, emerita) was awarded the Association of American Geographers 2015 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography.

Betsy Huang (English) received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award by the graduating class of 2014.

Benjamin Korstvedt (V&PA) was elected to the Council of the American Musicological Society, which advises the Board of Directors, for the 2015-17 term.

Nina Kushner (History) was elected Vice President of the Western Society for French History, in November 2014.

Toby Sisson (V&PA) showed examples of her encaustic (hot wax) paintings during summer 2014 at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, N.J. and at The Hive in North Kingston, R.I.

David Thurlow (Chemistry) was chosen as an Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the 2013-14 academic year.

The following faculty were tenured and/or promoted effective September 1, 2014


Jude Fernando (IDCE)

Tenured and Promoted to Associate Professor

John Aylward (V&PA)
Sergio Granados-Focil (Chemistry)
Ousmane Power-Greene (History)
Christopher Williams (Geography)

Promoted to Full Professor

María Acosta Cruz (LL&C)
Laura Graves (GSOM)

Promoted to Associate Research Professor

Kathleen Palm Reed (Psychology)

Promoted to Senior Lecturer

Charles Wesley DeMarco (Philosophy)