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The following professional accomplishments represent work done in 2008. Click on faculty names to view individual profiles.

Katherine A. Adelsberger
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

  • (with Arco, L.J., Kidder, T.R., Ortmann, A.L., Schilling, T.M.) Prehistoric Human-Landscape Interactions (ca. 6000-2500 Cal B.P.) in the Lower Mississippi Valley, U.S.A. Paper Presented, Belgium-France-Italy-Romania Geomorphological Meeting, Porto Heli, Greece.
  • On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty. Participant, Early Career Faculty Workshop, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Accretionary Pavement Development and Landscape Stability on the Eastern Libyan Plateau, Egypt. Paper Presented, Geological Society of America National Meeting, Houston, TX.

Caesar Akuetey
Associate Professor of Modern Languages

  • Belonging to a Stigmatized Race. Paper Presented, Cultural Awareness Week Panel Discussion on African American Issues, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL.

 

Stuart Allison
Professor of Biology

  • Challenges in Maintaining a Long Term Prairie Restoration, Invited and featured speaker, Grassland Restoration Network Workshop, Madison, WI.

Emily R. Anderson
Assistant Professor of English

  • Participant, Scholarly Writing Retreat, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.
  • Story Telling: Unreliable Discourse in Novels and Film. Paper, International Conference on Narrative, Austin, TX.

Diana Beck
Professor of Educational Studies

  • (with Stephen Schroth) 10 presentations, from: Teaching and Learning Strategies, to Fostering Literacy, Teach in China program, Anhui University, Wuhu, China.
  • (with Tsosie, L.) A Multigenerational Study of Several Navajos‘ Educational Experiences: Part I: Policy as Lived Experience, Paper, Navajo Studies National Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Neil Blackadder
Associate Professor of Theatre

  • Translating the Erotic: A Challenge Beyond the Literary, Panel, American Literary Translators Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Don Blaheta
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • A Compressed, Breadth-Second Approach: Implementing CS262c 'Information and Knowledge Management‘,
  • Maze Solver, Panel, 'Nifty Assignments' at ACM-SIGCSE, Portland, OR.
  • Poster, SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Com-puter Science Education, Portland, OR.

Andrew J.W. Civettini
Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • The Complex Role of Affect in Structuring What We Remember About Candidates. Paper, American Political Science Association Boston, MA.
  • The Role of Affect in Structuring Political Information Search. Paper, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Panel Discussant, Neuroscientific and Evolutionary Bases of Politics, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.


Sarah Day-O'Connell
Assistant Professor of Music

  • Haydn, the Hunters, and the Anatomy of the English Canzonetta. Paper, American Musicological Society, Nashville, TN; North American British Music Studies Association, York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • Integrating 'Survey' and 'Topic' Course Designs. Paper, Teaching Music History Day, Midwest American Musicological Society; Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
  • Femininity and the Heart of a Frog: Fragmented Bodies in Haydn‘s English Songs. Paper, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, OR.


Catherine Denial
Assistant Professor of History

  • "Mutually Desirous of Dissolving the Marriage Contract": Unpacking the Meaning of an Anglo-American Divorce in Dakota and Ojibwe Country, 1835-1845, Paper, The State We‘re In: Creative and Critical Approaches to Minnesota Histo-ry at 150, Collegeville, MN.
  • Panel Chair and Commenter: Minnesota in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. The State We‘re In: Creative and Critical Approaches to Minnesota History at 150, Collegeville, MN.

Jessie D. Dixon
Associate Professor of Modern Languages - Spanish

  • Madonnas and Madames: The Intersection of Race, Class and Sex in Nuestra Señora de la noche by Mayra Santos-Febres, Paper, Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association Conference, Reno, NV.
  • Ascending the Ivory Tower: The Road to Success for African Americans in Academia, Invited Speaker, Cultural Awareness Week Lectures, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL.

John Dooley
Associate Professor of Computer Science

  • A Software Development Course for CC2001: The Third Time is Charming, Poster Presentation, ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Com-puter Science Education, Polytechnic University, Madrid Spain.


Nancy Eberhardt
Professor of Anthropology

  • Stepping into the Same River Twice? Re-studies of a Shan Community in Northern, Paper, Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, GA.
  • What Does It Mean to Be Shan? Shifting Ethnic Markers for Shan in Northern Thailand, Paper, International Burma Studies Conference, Northern Illinois Uni-versity, DeKalb, IL.
  • Guest speaker, University of Chicago, graduate seminar on -Lived Religions? (that was using my book, Imagining the Course of Life: Self-Transformation in a Shan Buddhist Community, as a text.)
  • From Ox Carts to Cell Phones: Documenting Changes in a Shan Village on the Thai-Burma Border, Fridays at Four, Knox College, Galesburg, IL.


Gail M. Ferguson
Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Child Well-Being in Caribbean Families: An Interactive Workshop, Invited Lec-ture, Rochester Jamaican Organization, Rochester, NY.


Gina Franco
Assistant Professor of English

  • Invited Poetry Readings: Poetry Foundation, "American Perspectives." Art Insti-tute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • The Price of the Ticket: Writers of Color and Writing Programs, Panel Presenta-tion, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, New York, NY.


Gregory Gilbert
Associate Professor of Art History

  • Televisual Experience and Montage in the Early Art of Robert Rauschenberg, Lecture, Midwest Art History Society Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Presenter, ACM FaCE Teaching Art History Workshop, Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, Northfield, MN.Andy Warhol in Context: Pop Art and American Culture, Random Order: The Life and Art of Robert Rauschenberg, Lectures, Topics in Art History Lecture Se-ries, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA.


Michael J. Godsil
Instructor in Art

  • Chair of panel discussion on, Wet & Dry: Integrating Digital Photography into an Existing Analog Photography Program, Academic Conference, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN.
  • Gallery talk in conjunction with an exhibit of photographs titled, In the Light: Photographs from the Sikkema Collection, Figge Museum, Davenport IA.

Fernando Gómez
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages - Spanish

  • Inverting Plato‘s Allegory of the Cave: The Cave as Backstage to the World-Theater in Various Plays by Calderón de la Barca, Paper, AHCT Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium, El Paso, TX.


Konrad M. Hamilton
Associate Professor of History

  • Teaching Reconstruction for Middle School Teachers, Teaching Liberalism and Conservatism in the 20th Century, Project Historian and Workshop, Grant Wood History Institute, IA.
  • Toward a Participatory Democracy: The Continuing Challenge of Martin Luther King, Paper Presented, Martin Luther King Day Convocation, Knox College, Ga-lesburg, IL.

Lori S. Haslem
Associate Professor of English

  • Imperilled Children in London Street Literature and in Shakespeare‘s Romances, Paper, Midwestern Conference on Language, Literature, and Media, Northern Il-linois University, Dekalb, IL.

Jason Helfer
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

  • (with Schroth, S.T.) Project REACH: A Model for Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers to Better Serve Gifted Children; Using Visual Thinking Strate-gies: Providing Differentiated Arts Instruction to Gifted Students in Enrichment or Mixed-Ability Classrooms; Aesthetic Percipience: A Novice‘s Entryway into the Arts; Autonomy, Giftedness, and Educational Initiatives: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater, Papers, National Association of Gifted Children, Tampa, FL.
  • (with Schroth, S.T.) Auditory Thinking Strategies: Opening Gifted Children‘s Musical Worlds One Child at a Time; Using Tiered Lessons with Math & Music: How One Teacher Can Differentiate Instruction to Empower the Gifted Student, Building Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers in One District Built a Gifted Education Program, Papers, Wisconsin Association of Talented & Gifted, Sheboygan, WI.
  • (with Schroth, S.T.) Educators‘ Conceptions of Giftedness: An Essential Factor in Decisions Regarding Classroom and School Composition, Paper, Ninth Biennial Wallace Research Symposium, Iowa City, IA.
  • (with Schroth, S.T.) Differentiating Arts Instruction with Aesthetic Puzzles; Using Guided Investigations to Maximize Middle School Math Instruction; Visual Thinking Strategy: Providing Breadth and Depth in Art, Papers, California Asso-ciation for the Gifted, Anaheim, CA.
  • The "Science" of Teaching and Learning from 1890-2007, Paper, Anhui Normal University, WuHu City, Anhui Province, The People‘s Republic of China. Not previously reported.
  • Program Chair APA Spring Conference, The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education.
  • Board of Directors, The Society for the Philosophical Study of Education.

Heather Hoffmann
Professor of Psychology

  • (with Kelahan, L., Kohl, J. V.) Olfactory / Phermonal Input and Human Female Proceptive Sexual Behaviors/Preferences. Paper, Society for Neuroscience, Wash-ington, D.C.

Kelly L. Hogan
Visiting Instructor in Theatre

  • Reinventing Caliban: Revisioning the Native Ethnic Subject, Debut Scholars‘ Panel, Latino(a) Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education Confe-rence, Denver, CO.
  • Respondent for Adjudicated Workshop, Debut and Adapted Acting Exercises, Association of Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Denver, CO.


Fred L. Hord
Professor of Black Studies

  • African American Studies and State Histories, Invited Paper, University of Louis-ville, Louisville, KY.
  • Obama‘s Transformational Presidency and Centers‘ Kwanzaa Principles, Invited Paper, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
  • The Centrality of Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Paper Presented, Association for Black Culture Centers, Rutgers University, NJ.


Sue Hulett
Professor of Political Science & International Relations

  • Evangelicals and Elections, Paper, Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Values Voting, Culture War, and 21st Century Presidential Elections, Paper, National Faculty Leadership Conference, Washington, DC.


Tim Kasser
Professor of Psychology

  • Consumer Culture and Children: Are Our Kids Getting Creamed by Commercialism? Talk, Early Child Care Mini-conference, Clinton Community College, Clin-ton, IA.
  • (with Tim Rairdon, Velma LaPoint, Garland Waller) How to Teach Youth About Their Consumer Culture, Workshop, 2008 Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood Summit, Brookline, MA.
  • (with Allen Kanner) Capitalism on the Couch: A Psychological Analysis of Eco-nomic Systems and Their Impact on Children, Workshop, 2008 Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood Summit, Brookline, MA.
  • Capitalism, Commercialism, and Children‘s Well-Being: Empirical Analyses Across Wealthy Nations, Talk, 2008 Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood Summit, Brookline, MA.
  • A Revolution of Values: Materialism and Its Alternatives, Invited Talk, Economics Foundation Conference, -Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth?, Pocantico Hills, NY.
  • The High Price of Materialism, Taught adult education class, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA.
  • A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on Goals and Values: Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Aspirations, Talk, Society for the Study of Motivation Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • A Revolution of Values: Psychological Research on Materialism and Its Alternatives, Invited Speaker, Children and Consumer Culture: Problems, Practice, and Policy, Workshop, Conference of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Transport in an Oil and Climate Constrained World, and Beyond Growth: Well-Being in a Low Carbon Economy, Panelist, Labour Party Fringe Conference, and Conservative Party Fringe Conference, UK.Towards a Green New Deal, Talk, Conservative Party Fringe Conference, UK.
  • A Revolution of Values: Materialism and Its Alternatives, Talk, Economics Foundation, London, UK.
  • A Primer on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Goals, Talk, Positive Psychology, University of East London. UK.
  • National Values and the Well-Being of Future Generations, Talk, Northampton School for Girls, Northampton. UK.
  • The Effects of Media on Children, Workshop, All About Children Conference, Galesburg, IL.
  • Can Buddhism and Consumerism Harmonize? A Review of the Psychological Evidence, Invited Talk, International Conference on Buddhism in the Age of Consumerism, College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Nakornpathom, Thailand.


Cynthia L. Kitchen
Visiting Assistant Professor of English

  • Readings, from my short story collection, Ten Tongues, Spalding University, Louisville, KY.

Sonja Klocke
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages - German

  • "Mit Haut und Haarenverschrieben?": Skin as Metaphor in Verena Stefan‘s Fremdschläfer (2007), Paper, Women in German Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT.
  • Locating the Global in the Local: Transnational Trends in Juli Zeh‘s Spieltrieb (2004), Paper, German Studies Association Annual Conference, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN.
  • How German is Contemporary Transnational Literature Written in German? German and Non-German Aesthetic Conventions in Emine Sevgi Özdamar‘s Work, Paper, Kentucky Foreign language conference, Lexington, KY.
  • Introduction to Florian Henchek von Donnersmarck‘s The Life of Others, Invited Talk, First Year Preceptorial, Knox College, Galesburg, IL.
  • Theater and Drama Pedagogy in Second Language Acquisition, Panel Organizer and Moderator, Women in German Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT.
  • Nostalgia for Belonging - Re-Definitions of Heimat?, Panel Organizer and Com-mentator, German Studies Association Annual Conference, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN.


Frank T. McAndrew
Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology

  • The Evolutionary Psychology of Gossip, Invited Address, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Popular Culture, Invited Lecture, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • (with A. J. Garrison) Sex and Suicide: Beliefs About Gender Differences in Me-thods and Causes for Suicide. Poster, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Information Age Media and Stone Age Minds: How the Entertainment Industry Succeeds by Pressing the Right Buttons in Our Hunter-Gatherer Brains. Invited Keynote Address, IdeoGRAMS Conference 2007: Contemporary Media, Leicester, England.


Robin O. Metz
Philip Sidney Post Professor of English

  • Participant, Environmental Issues discussion, University of Chicago Gleacher Center (Chicago Community Trust and the Environmental Law and Policy Cen-ter) Chicago, IL.

Esther Penick
Assistant Professor of Biology

  • (with Munoz, M.L., Barks, J.D.) Menthol Induced Hypoxic-ischemic Neuropro-tection: A Potential Role for TRPM8 in Acute Cerebral Ischemia, Poster, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

Antonio Prado
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish

  • Towards a Gendered Perspective of the Third Cinema Premises: Working Class Women in the Recent Video-activism in Argentina, Paper, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Grass Roots Documentary in the Post 200 Argentine Crisis: Women Facing State Power and (Capitalist) Globalization, Paper Presentation, Marxist Literary Group Annual Institute on Culture and Society, "Anti-Globalization/Counter Globaliza-tion", University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

Natania Rosenfeld
Associate Professor of English

  • Modern and Post-modern Street Haunting: Virginia Woolf and W.G. Sebald, Pa-per, W.G. Sebald: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Magali Roy-Féquière
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

  • Porque nos obsede la visión de un pueblo nuevo: Afro Puerto Rican Women, In-tersectional Analysis and Resistance, Paper, Latin American Studies Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Mayra Santos-Febres: Hacia una reescritura del imaginario nacional [Towards a Rewriting of the National Imaginary], Talk and Paper, Puerto Rican Studies As-sociation, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Michael A. Schneider
Associate Professor of History

  • Thinking Gender Across the Pacific: Internationalist Women and Japanese Diplomacy, Presentation, Foundation for Pacific Quest, Association for Asian Stu-dies, Boston, MA. Not previously reported.

Stephen Schroth
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

  • (with Helfer, J.A.) Project REACH: A Model for Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers to Better Serve Gifted Children; Using Visual Thinking Strate-gies: Providing Differentiated Arts Instruction to Gifted Students in Enrichment or Mixed-Ability Classrooms; Aesthetic Percipience: A Novice‘s Entryway into the Arts; Autonomy, Giftedness, and Educational Initiatives: Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater; Paper Presentations, National Association of Gifted Children, Tampa FL.
  • (with Helfer, J.A.) Auditory Thinking Strategies: Opening Gifted Children‘s Mus-ical Worlds One Child at a Time; Using Tiered Lessons with Math & Music: How One Teacher Can Differentiate Instruction to Empower the Gifted Student; Build-ing Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers in One District Built a Gifted Education Program; Paper Presentations, Wisconsin Association of Talented & Gifted, Sheboygan, WI.
  • (with Helfer, J.A.) Educators‘ Conceptions of Giftedness: An Essential Factor in Decisions Regarding Classroom and School Composition; Paper Presentation, Ninth Biennial Wallace Research Symposium, Iowa City, IA.
  • (with Helfer, J.A.) Differentiating Arts Instruction with Aesthetic Puzzles; Using Guided Investigations to Maximize Middle School Math Instruction; Visual Thinking Strategy: Providing Breadth and Depth in Art; Paper Presentations, Cal-ifornia Association of the Gifted, Anaheim, CA.
  • (with Beck, D.) 10 presentations, from: Teaching and Learning Strategies, to Fostering Literacy, Teach in China program, Anhui University, Wuhu, China.


Charles E. Schulz
Professor of Physics

  • Mössbauer Day in the Modern Physics Course. Presentation, Illinois Section American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.


Peter Schwartzman
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

  • Invited Speaker and Participant, Preparing Students for Responsible Citizenship, Faculty Workshop, Beloit College, Beloit, WI.


Carol R. Scotton
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business and Management

  • Using Internet Assignments, Presentation, Innovative Teaching Methods in Labor Economics panel, Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Robert Seibert
Robert W. Murphy Professor of Political Science

  • Opening Speaker, Illinois Outreach Network on Islam and the World, Social Science Research Council, Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, Uni-versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Amy Singer
Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Sociology

  • Commodities and Power in Globalized Food Networks: A Balinese Case Study, Paper, Global Awareness Society International, San Francisco, CA.What‘s Normal to Me (May Be Strange for You): Children‘s Books and Femin-ism Across Disciplines, Paper, Children‘s Literature Association, Bloomington, IL.
  • Sleuthing Through Time: A Sociological Analysis of Nancy Drew's Primary Literary Incarnations, Meeting of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Kansas City, MO 2007. Not previously reported.
  • Focused Flexibility: Sociological Research Methods in Practice, Invited Lecture, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC.


Robert M. Smith
Professor of English

  • Playing the Emily Dickinson Game, Presentation, Emily Dickinson International Society Institute, Amherst, MA.


Lindsey D. Snyder
Assistant Professor of Theatre

  • Gesture in the Classroom, Workshop Presenter, Shakespeare‘s Birthday Celebra-tion, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA.


Barbara Tannert-Smith
Assistant Professor of English

  • Holden on Facebook: Postmodern Rituals of Initiation in Frank Portman‘s King Dork, Paper, South West Popular American Culture Association Meeting, Albu-querque, NM.
  • The Postmodern Dork: Young Adult Initiation Ritual in Frank Portman‘s King Dork, Paper, Children‘s Literature Association Conference, Normal IL.


Pedro Teixeira
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

  • Fractal Patchwork Quilts - Colorful Surprises in the World of Algebra. Talk, San Diego Joint Meetings, Math and Arts Session, San Diego, CA.


Jennifer Templeton
Associate Professor of Biology

  • (with V. Jayasinghe) Lateralization of Mate Choice in Zebra Finches. Presenta-tion, Midstates Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL.
  • (with C. Gillespie) Cultural Transmission of Predator Recongnition in European Starlings. Presentation, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Snowbird, UT.
  • (with R. Wintheiser) Lateralization of Visual Discrimination in a Passerine: The Importance of the Binocular Field. Presentation, Animal Behavior Society Meet-ing, Snowbird, UT.
  • (with J. M. Thorn, and BIOL/PSYC 312 Students) Social Learning in Shelter Dogs: Enhancing Training for Adoption, Presentation, Canine Science Forum, Budapest Hungary.


Judith M. Thorn
Associate Professor of Biology

  • (with J. Templeton, and BIOL/PSYC 312 Students) Social Learning in Shelter Dogs: Enhancing Training for Adoption, Presentation, Canine Science Forum, Budapest Hungary.


Donald Alexander Varakin
Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Remembering the Unseen and Forgetting the Scene, Invited Talk, Department of Psychology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
  • (with T. Rairdon) Auditory Effect Anticipation and Expert Pianist, Talk, Illinoisy Data Conference, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.


Jon Wagner
Professor of Anthropology

  • Where Darwin Meets Durkheim: Methodological Individualism, Social Facts, and Evolving Interpretations of Hominid Sociality, Paper Presented, American Anth-ropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Douglas L. Wilson
George Appleton Lawrence Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, Co-director, Lincoln Studies Center

  • Lincoln‘s Rhetoric, Paper, Abraham Lincoln Symposium, Springfield, IL.
  • Talks: Chicago Literary Club; Civil War Institute, Gettysburg College; Illinois Central College; Peoria Historical Society.
  • Lectures: Aurora University; North Central College; University of Richmond; Loyola University.
  • Lecture on Lincoln‘s Reading, Boston Athenaeum, (video-taped for broadcast on WGBF Boston).
  • Lincoln Lecture, Aspen Institute (webcast by FORA.tv).
  • Moderator, Lincoln Colloquium.
  • Keynote Address, Dedication of President Lincoln‘s Cottage (Soldiers Home), Washington, DC.
  • Panel on Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium, (webcast by C-SPAN).
  • Director, Teachers Seminar, Monticello and the University of Virginia.
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