Faculty expertise spans the spectrum

Interview with science professor to air on TV

An interview with environmental sciences professor Mark Green will
appear on ResearchChannel this spring as part of a 14-part series about
National Science Foundation-funded research on climate change. Dr. Green
will discuss his research on how ocean acidification affects the
survival of shellfish for the show's eighth segment, called "Impacts on
Species." For the actual broadcast date, check www.researchchannel.com.

ResearchChannel, headquartered at the University of Washington in
Seattle, was founded by a consortium of leading research and academic
institutions to share the valuable work of their researchers with the
public. It is now available to more than 35 million U.S. satellite and
cable television subscribers, and the live shows are also streamed
online at their web site. The channel also houses an extensive
video-on-demand library.

Note: Each year faculty are invited to report on their academic
pursuits:

Brenda Bechtel (English) published poems in Love's Chance Magazine, Avocet: a Journal of Nature Poems, The Aurorean, The Eclectic Muse: a Poetry Journal, Mayfly, Bottle Rockets: a collection of short verse, and Ambrosia.

Dr. Dale Brooker (Criminal Justice) published "A Significant Challenge for Communities and Families in the Twenty-First Century: The Reintegration Process for Prisoners Coming Home" in the book Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century. He presented "Juvenile Correctional Education: The Impact on Aftercare," at the 2008 American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and was appointed to the Public Safety Committee in Westbrook, Maine.

Dr. Christopher Callaway (Philosophy) presented a paper titled, "Epistemic and Volitional Reasonableness" at the conference "The Epistemology of Liberal Democracy: Free Speech, Disagreement, and Common Belief" at the University of Copenhagen. He also published an article titled, "Religion and Politics" in The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Dr. Michael Connolly (History) presented "Ecclesiastical Influence on Waterfront Labor Relations in Portland, Maine," at the New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting. He gave two lectures: "Bull Feeney to John Ford: A Portland Odyssey," and "The Irish in Lincoln County Maine, Before the Civil War." He also published "From Callowfeenish to the Blaine House via Munjoy Hill: The Political Odyssey of Governor Joseph E. Brennan," and John Ford in Focus: Essays on the Filmmaker's Life and Work.

Dr. Kathleen Clements (Education) presented a workshop session, "Vocabulary Development through Language Acquisition: Nonlinguistic Representation and Multiple Oral Language Strategies, Grades K-6" at the State Department of Education's Third Annual Pre-service Literacy Conference.

Richard Dennison (English) attended the 56th Annual Western Regional Forum of the College Board in Denver as a panel member for the following sessions: "The Loss of Literacy: The Reading Crisis - A Cross Curricular Call to Action," and "Behind the Scenes of the AP Tests."

Dr. Nina Eduljee (Psychology) published an article titled, "An Investigation of Indian College Students' Attitudes Towards Computers: Computer Experience, Prior Usage, Ownership, Access, and Training" in the Journal of Psychosocial Research. She also presented five papers/posters at various conferences including "Gender Differences" and "Academic Success: An Examination of Predictor Variables for First-year College Students" at the Podium Presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass.

Scott Fuller (Art) exhibited works in "The Crossing of Time and Environment Micro-Installations International Symposium," an international exhibition in Taiwan, hosted by the Tainan University of Technology and the Tainan National University of the Arts. The event consisted of two exhibitions in Taiwan (one in the landscape, one in gallery), a presentation of his work and ideas at a symposium for students, professionals and academics (presented in Mandarin by Professor Ling-Wen Tsai), and a catalog featuring a two-page spread of his work and philosophical intent.

Dr. Mark Green (Marine Science) co-authored "Coastal Acidification by Rivers: A Threat to Shellfish?" published in EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, December 2008.

Susan Henderson (Nursing), as President of American Nursing Association-Maine, publishes an article in each of the organization's quarterly journals, which goes to all licensed nurses in the state.

Dr. Katrina Hoop (Sociology) pub-lished "Students' Lived Experiences as Text in Teaching the Sociological Imagination" in Teaching Sociology.

Sharon Martin (Nursing) pub-lished "Strategies to Attract and Retain Quality Staff - Flextime and Clinical Ladders" in Handbook of Home Health Care Administration (5th ed.); "Swarms, Storms and Waves, Oh My! The Latest on Avian Flu" in Caring, Official Publication of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice; and "Pandemic Economics: Financial Survival for Home Care Agencies in a Bird Flu Outbreak," Home Health Care Management & Practice; and expert panel participant in Knebel A, Phillips SJ, eds. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (July 2008), Home Health Care During an Influenza Pandemic: Issues and Resources. She was also a guest speaker for the Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Health and Human Services regarding avian and pandemic flu.

Bennett Morris (Art) exhibited three pieces in "Twilight," an exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art (MECA). He also worked on a program called "Adventures in Art" to teach elementary school children about the show and to help them explore the world of art at MECA. He also exhibited a new video installation at Electronic 4Culture, a nonprofit in Seattle.

Tom Novak (Business) was elected for a second term as the President of the Maine College Career Consortium (MCCC), an association of career services professionals.

Dr. Janice Rey (Education) presented "Weaving Field Experiences Throughout Teacher Preparation;" "Service Learning: The Right Fit in Teacher Preparation;" and "Linking Project WET with the Revised MLRs." She published "The Impact of Collegial Support upon Efficacy" in the Academic Exchange Quarterly. Dr. Rey won the Eco-Excellence Award for the town of Standish for her Project Wet service-learning project with area students. The award is given by ecomaine.

Dr. Edward J. Rielly (English) published Murder 101: Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction, a collection of essays by college faculty on how they use detective fiction in their courses. He presented a poetry reading at The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Mineral Point, Wis. He also published poetry in 13 magazines and two anthologies.

Dr. Josh Schoenfeld (Psychology) presented a poster titled, "Spouse participation in research predicts patient attendance at cardiac rehabilitation" at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Daniel Sheridan (Theology) presented "Designing an Online Master's in Catholic Pastoral Theology for Lay Ecclesial Ministers," at the College Theology Society, Salve Regina University, and "God, Grace, Creation: Species in Search of a Genus," at the College Theology Society, University of Notre Dame.

Sr. Marilyn Sunderman (Theology) presented "Christology: A Global Introduction" at Mercy Institute Novitiate; "Thomas Merton: Spiritual Pilgrim" at Our Lady of the Pines Spirituality Center; and "Love, Forgiveness, and Wisdom" at Windham, Maine, Public Library. She published "Thomas Merton on the Ethic of Nonviolence" in Seattle University Review and 2009 Merton Journal of Great Britain.

Michelle Tucci (Classics) presented "Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue .... In Latin Class?: Reading Peter Martyr's De Orbe Novo" at the American Classical Institute at the University of New Hampshire. The paper focused upon interdisciplinary and paidean approaches to reading the text with intermediate Latin students.

Division of Graduate & Professional Studies

Valerie Connor (Education) published "Student Centered Teaching across the Gender Divide" in The Paralegal Educator, and presented a workshop of the same title at the Kaplan University Online Conference.

Dr. Donnelle Eargle (Health Administration) serves on the Curricula/Editorial Board of the "Directions in Rehabilitation" educational series in New york.

Dr. Millicent G. Higgins (Nursing) serves on both the editorial board of the ANA-Maine Journal and the editorial board of the University of Maine at Augusta Senior College Journal. She published four book reviews for the journal, including When Life Changes in an Instant, The Year of Magical Thinking, focusing upon loss and grieving.

Dr. John Munroe (Theology) delivered a series of lectures on St. Paul at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine, at the request of Bishop Malone and in conjunction with the "year of St. Paul," proclaimed by Pope Benedict xVI.

Joyce Murphy (Nursing) chaired the American Holistic Nurses Association annual conference held in June 2008 at the Mount Washington Hotel, N.H. The event, Renewing Health Care: a Journey to New Heights, was attended by 500 nurses, physicians, and friends from across the United States.

Dr. Laurence O'Connell (Business) presented "The Just Price and Financial History" for the International Atlantic Economic Society this past April in Warsaw, Poland. He received a Sloan Foundation grant to provide "best practices" for faculty at The New School for Social Research.

John Pratt (Health Administration) updated his text, Long-Term Care: Managing across the Continuum to a 3rd edition, to be released this spring.

Stephen Priest (Health Administration) published his book, Outdoor Enthusiast: Never say, "I wish I had ..." The book is a quest to motivate individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors.

Dr. Meg Riordan (Education) co-authored "A Different Kind of High School: The Challenges of Going to Scale with New School Designs." She also presented "Wearing the Student Hat: Experiential Professional Development in Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound," and "Paper Session: Service Learning and Experiential Education," to the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference and the Association for Experiential Education Conference.

Dr. Paul Selbst (Health Administration) presented a symposium on immigration to the United States at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also taught a course titled "Political Ideologies for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute."

Dr. Margaret Stone (Health Administration) presented an eight-part professional CEU series titled "Ethics in Health Settings: The Basics" commissioned by the Missouri League for Nursing. She co-presented a 24-hour CEU mandatory training series for all new Assisted Living Facility Admissions Coordinators in Missouri called "Resident Assessment Coordinator Training: Assisted Living Facilities."

S. Jean Szilagyi '92 '99 (Health Administration) received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Uzghorod, Transcarpathia, Ukraine, for humanitarian work through Sharing America's Resources Abroad, an organization that she and her husband founded. She presented "Introduction to Gerontology" and "Respect and Dignity for our Elders" at The University of Debrecen (Hungary) Nyireghaza Schools of Nursing and Social Work, and Nyireghaza College of Health Sciences, respectively. She also wrote "Psychosical Interventions for Cognitively Impaired Adults," in Gerontologia, and was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the Hungarian Gerontology Society.