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Notes of Distinction: October 2014


Monday Oct 06, 2014


Whether it’s a published article or book, a prestigious award, or speaking engagement, members of Indiana University Northwest’s faculty and staff continue to share their wealth of expertise. Here are the most recent top achievers that have made a name for themselves and IU Northwest.

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William Allegrezza, Associate Professor of English and director of the Writing Center, recently published two new books of poetry.  still. walk. was published by Gradient Books in Finland, while Port Light: A Hay(na)ku Collection was published by Meritage Press in San Francisco.

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Ada Azodo, Adjunct Professor of Minority Studies and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, traveled to the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 40th Annual African Literature Association Conference in April, where she chaired two panels and presented two papers. On the Women’s Caucus-sponsored panel, “Gender and Class in Post-Apartheid (South) Africa,” she presented “On the Moral Philosophy of Social Justice in South Africa: Revisiting Miriam Mitosi Tlali in “Point of No Return (PNR).” On the panel, “Immigrant Voices in Short Stories,” Azodo read her short story composition, “A Friday Night’s Reminiscences.”

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Subir Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Marketing, recently published a paper (co-authored with Manoj Pardasani) about the experience of minority groups in public health care programs. The article, “Ethnicity Matters: The Experiences of Minority Groups in Public Health Programs,” appears in the Fall 2014 edition of the Journal of Cultural Diversity.

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Ronald Cohen, Emeritus Professor of History, recently published (with Rachel Donaldson), Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s (Univ. of Iliinois Press, 2014). Later this year, Cohen will have published by Paradigm Publishers (with Will Kaufman): Singing for Peace: Antiwar songs in American History.

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Thade Correa, Adjunct Professor of English, has recently published his poetry, translations and essays in such publications as Bitter Oleander, Moss Trill (edited by IU Northwest's own William Allegrezza), Tripwire, Poetry City U.S.A., Vol. 4, Bird’s Thumb, The Ostrich Review, Actuary Lit, Prime Number, RHINO, Asymptote, Paragraphiti, The Bend, Re:Visions, Ibbetson Street, The Aurorean, and Modern Haiku.

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Since 2011, Iztok Hozo, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science has published 20 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In 2014, he published six articles (and one reply) in six different journals: JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), The Stata Journal, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, PLoS Pathogens, Hepatology and Acta Informatica Medica.

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Glenn Lauzon, Assistant Professor of Education, delivered the presidential address to the Organization of Educational Historians at their annual meeting in September.  The address was titled, “Hidden in Plain Sight:  The Project Method’s Obscured Origins.”

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Crystal Shannon, Assistant Professor of Nursing, recently presented “All Hands On Deck: An Interprofessional Approach to Mass Casualty Education,” at the National League for Nursing Summit in Spetember. Her presentation focused on “continued efforts to engage interprofessional students in understanding basic emergency preparedness in order to increase awareness of interdisciplinary responsibilities and prepare entry-level health professionals to respond should a disaster strike.”

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Stephanie Smith, Professor of Psychology, published an article entitled “A pilot study of core topics in introductory social psychology and developmental psychology textbooks” in Teaching of Psychology. She also published two articles entitled “Self-presentational strategies of modern and traditional U.S. presidents in state of the union and inaugural addresses” and “A preliminary study of psychological distancing by African Americans and Whites: Judgments of personality similarities to a target person with cancer” in the Journal of North American Psychology.

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Linda Wozniewski, Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, is the Chairman of the National Science Olympiad Chemistry Committee, executive Director of the State of Indiana Science Olympiad Board of Directors, and the recipient of a Science Olympiad Outstanding Service Award.

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Susan Zinner, Professor and Interim Director of Public and Environmental Affairs, recently published "Paragons of Virtue: Is Florence Nightingale Working in the Next Cubicle?," Public Integrity, Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 411-21 (Fall 2014 issue).

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