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Faculty Accomplishments

From Winter 2017 Iona College Magazine

Jeffrey W. Alstete, Ed.D., '87MBA, '90MS (Management/Business Administration) wrote a book review of "The Politics of Performance Funding for Higher Education: Origins, Discontinuations, and Transformations" by Kevin J. Dougherty and Rebecca S. Nato, that was published in Comparative Education Review, the University of Chicago Press Journals.
Mitchell Bard, Ph.D. (Mass Communication), was elected teaching chair of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Political Communications Interest Group, the largest interest group of AEJMC. His responsibilities will include putting together teaching-related panels for the conference next year. He also authored the article "The Role of Differing Host Styles in Fox News' Prime-Time Coverage of Health Care Reform in August 2009" published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Additionally, he presented an article, "Even a Celebrity Journalist Can't Have an Opinion: Post-Millennials' Recognition and Evaluation of Journalists and News Brands on Twitter," at the AEJMC national conference in August.
George L. DeFeis, DPS, and Donald Grunewald, DBA (Management/Business Administration), have published a paper, "International Trade Theory of Hyper-Globalization and Hyper-Information Flow Conceived," in the International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences, Volume 5, Number 1. DeFeis was also appointed to the board of directors of the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA), an interdisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association of business, sciences and technology.
Teresa Delgado, Ph.D. (Religious Studies), presented a paper at the Catholic Theological Society of America annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, along with a panel of Puerto Rican theologians, titled, "Theological Voices of Puerto Rico: A People, an Island, Their Hopes and Their Challenge.” She was also elected to the Board of Trustees of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. for a three year term (2016-2019), and was featured in a newly released book, Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories of Hurt and Hope, by award-winning journalist and non-fiction author Celia Viggo Wexler.
Ben S. Kwiatkowski, Ph.D. (Scientific and Technological Literary), presented a poster along with a discussion on the topic "A Possible Ephemeral Shoaling of the Central American Seaway During the Late Miocene (12.0 - 9.5 Ma)? High Resolution Stable Isotopic Evidence from ODP Site 1000" at the Geological Society of America meeting in Albany this past spring.
Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D. (Criminal Justice), has her article "Understandings about Animal Cruelty: Why Animal Abuse Is a Critical Concern for Law Enforcement Practitioners and Promising Antidotes to Youth Violence" published in the journal The Lantham Letter.
Malissa A. Scheuring Leipold, Ed.D. (Education), presented to the leadership of Iona Preparatory School in August on the topic "Emerging and Future Trends in K-12 Education and Effective School Leadership."
Timothy S. Lyle, Ph.D. (English), had his article, "'Still Playin Wid Dem Barbie Dolls? Never Mind, Don't Answer That': Tyler Perry's Stage as a Lonely Place for Black Queers," published in Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance.
Thomas E. Mussio, Ph.D. (Foreign Languages), published his article "Calvino's Concrete Imagination and His Manipulation of His Source Texts in Fiabe Italiane" in Rivista di Studi Italiani.
Kim Paffenroth, Ph.D. (Religious Studies), and Ivy Linton Stabell, Ph.D. (English), presented "Mentoring Undergraduate Research in an Honors Program" at a conference on "Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research" at Elon University in July. Additionally, Dr. Paffenroth published a review of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's performance of Macbeth in the Shakespeare Newsletter.
George V. Priovolos, Ph.D. (Marketing/International Business), chaired a session on business and economics, and presented the paper "Towards An Integrated, Proactive, Model of Corruption Risk Management for the Direct Selling Industry in Emerging Markets," at the 2016 International Conference for Academic Disciplines in Italy this summer. He also presented the paper "When Eating a Salad May Not be Good For You: Dole Corporation and Listeria Contamination," co-authored with Vincent F. Maher, JD (Management/Business Administration/Health Care Management), at the 2016 International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference of the Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies (AOASIS) in Athens.
Joseph Stabile, Ph.D. (Biology), had his article "Microsatellite DNA Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Population Structuring of Phragmites Australis Along the Hudson River Estuary" published in the journal Biological Invasions.
Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D. (Political Science), gave the keynote address at an international conference sponsored by the University of Oslo in the Norwegian National Gallery this week. The focus of the conference was social media and election campaigns. She was also was recognized by the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Excellence, along with several other local leaders in September.

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