Faculty research covers the gamut

During 2006 and early 2007, Saint Joseph's faculty were busy with professional activities, in addition to teaching their courses. Here's a sampling of some of their work:

Dr. Dale J. Brooker (Criminal Justice) presented "Expanding the Vision of Visual Sociology: Critical Visual Criminology" at the International Visual Sociology Association Conference. He also contributed a chapter on property crimes in the textbook Criminology: Theory, Research and Policy.

Kathleen Kiley Clements (Elementary Education) finished her doctoral dissertation based on a case study of postsecondary disability services.

Dr. Nina Eduljee (Psychology) presented a poster titled "Helping Students Make Connections: Using Constructivist Approaches When Teaching Psychology" at the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology. She and nursing professor Gail Marchigiano presented "An Empirical Investigation of Gender Differences for First-Year Students" at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Dr. Katrina Hoop (Sociology) presented "The Anti-Gambling/Casino Movement: The Discursive Strategies of an Unlikely Coalition" at the American Sociological Association and "Liberal Learning, Identity, and Self: Integrative Liberal Arts as the Imaginative Experiment" at the Association for Integrative Studies Conference.

Dr. Connie Lasher (Theology) has published the following: "Environmental Arts in a Theological Context," Academic Exchange Quarterly (Awarded the Editor's Choice Selection); "Theology & Ecology in Dialogue: Hans Urs von Balthasar and Ecological Identity," Catholic Theological Society of America Proceedings. She also presented "Women in the Catholic Church," Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, and "Find the River," Lapping Lecture Series, Unity College.

Gail Marchigiano (Nursing) co-authored an article on new technology applications in the management of deep vein thrombosis that appeared in Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. She also spoke on electrocardiographic changes in acute coronary syndromes at the 11th Annual Maine Nurse Practitioner Association Conference.

Sharon D. Martin (Nursing) authored "Review of the latest CDC guidelines for family caregivers of pandemic flu victims at home," Home Healthcare Nurse. She also presented "Preparing Your Home Care Agency for Pandemic Flu," 2006 New York State Association of Health Care Providers; "The Latest Intelligence on Progress of the Avian Flu Virus," National Association of Home Care's 25th Annual Meeting; "Teaching Evidence-based Practice to Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Students: Overcoming Obstacles," 2006 College Teaching & Learning Conference.

Chemistry comes alive cover

Dr. Jonathan Mitschele (Chemistry) created Chemistry Comes Alive! Volume 8 of a CD collection available from the Journal of Chemical Education. The CD offers video of demonstrations and experiments to help introduce students to the fundamentals of waves and quantum physics.

Dr. Edward Rielly (English) has published a book, Baseball in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching the National Pastime and authored articles in Beat Culture: Icons, Lifestyles, and Impact; Major League Baseball Clubs; Literary Cash; Americans at War: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans on the Home Front; Great Events from History: The Renaissance and Early Modern Era, 1454-1600; and The Fifties in America. He has also published poetry in 17 magazines.

Debra Riendeau (Nursing) authored "Advanced Practice" in NSNA Imprint. She co-authored on new technology applications in the management of deep vein thrombosis in Critical Care Nursing Quarterly.

Joshua Schoenfeld (Psychology) presented "Spouse confidence predicts patient attendance at cardiac rehabilitation" at an Eastern Psychological Association poster session.

Dr. Daniel Sheridan (Theology) authored "The Catholic Case: The Index of Prohibited Books" in the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies.

Graduate & Professional Studies Faculty

Carrie Basas (Business) was named as a research fellow at the University of Virginia's law school. She has authored book reviews in Disability Studies Quarterly and Taproot: An Environmental Journal.

Elaine Cassel (Education) announces the publication of the second edition of her upper-level psychology textbook, Criminal Behavior.

Walter Markowitz (Health Administration) earned a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Dowling College, Oakdale, N.Y. His dissertation centered on retention factors for hospital nurses. He also co-authored a paper at the International Business and Economy Conference.

Suzan Nelson '97 (Education) earned her National Board Certification as a librarian and gave presentations to Maine and New Hampshire State Library Conferences on "Brain Theory and Learning" and "Public Relations for librarians." She was co-named Adjunct Faculty of the Year.

Dr. Linda Perrone Rooney (Pastoral Theology) had three books published and gave 15 presentations throughout the country. The books were Habits of the Soul: Learning To Live On Purpose, Hold Fast to Hope: Help for Caregivers and 101 Ways to Communicate with Your Kids. Presentations were given to parishes, Habitat for Humanity staff, hospitals and other organizations.

Charlotte Stepanian (Nursing): President of Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses; co-author of two scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association: "Public Health Nurses in Massachusetts: A Snapshot of the Workforce 2005" and "From Research to Advocacy: Assessing the Local Public Health Infrastructure in Massachusetts."

Margaret E. Stone (Health Administration) presented "Resident Assessment Coordinator Training: Assisted Living Facilities Created Under Missouri Senate Bill 616" to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long Term Care, Statewide Training and CEU Series.

Petra Bertilsson-Friedman (General Studies) authored an article titled "Distribution and frequencies of shark-inflicted injuries to the endangered Hawaiian monk seal" published in Journal of Zoology.