Faculty/Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Announcing, Welcome


A book by Francis Ingledew, English/comparative literature (Metro), ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ and the Order of the Garter, has been accepted for publication by the University of Notre Dame Press, Ind. A second manuscript, “Romance as History,” is under review by the same press.

In January, Michael Goodman, English and director, Corporate Communication Institute (Flor), presented “Meeting the Challenges of a Hostile Business Environment” to the Association of National Advertisers in New York City and “Financial Services at a Crossroads: Restoring Investor Confidence” at The Financial Services Roundtable Public Affairs Council Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

Richard Turick, theater and acting chair, visual/performing arts (Flor), recently completed a mural and three portraits for the Middlesex County (N.J.) Cultural and Heritage Commission. The works are part of the exhibit “Our Long Endurance: The Story of New Jersey in the Civil War,” which is running at the Cornelius Low House, in Piscataway, N.J., through April 2005.

Christopher Capuano, psychology and director, psychology (Metro), co-presented “Evaluation of Slow-speed Strength Training as a Treatment Intervention for Mild to Moderate Obesity,” at the Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the American Diabetes Association in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in October. The abstract was published in Obesity Research.

Ellen Spaldo, communication and director of writing (Metro), presented “Writing Techniques from Real Research: Scholars vs. Scavengers” at the symposium Academic Integrity in the Technology Age, held at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, N.J., on December 3.

Allen Cohen, music (Flor), had his first scholarly book, Howard Hanson in Theory and Practice, published by Praeger Publishers, a division of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. His first book, That’s So Funny I Forgot to Laugh!, a children’s joke book, was published by Scholastic Inc. and has sold more than a half million copies.

Andrew Eisen, psychology and director, Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic (Metro), was the symposium chair for “Recent Advances in the Treatment of Separation Anxiety and Panic in Children and Adolescents,” presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy in Boston, Mass., in November. As part of the symposium, he co-presented “The Unique Impact of Parent Training for Separation Anxiety Disorder,” “Measuring the Dimensions of Separation Anxiety and Early Panic in Children and Adolescents: The Separation Anxiety Assessment Scale” and, with Linda Reddy, psychology and director, Attention Deficit Disorders Clinic/Center for Psychological Services (Metro), “The Phenomenon of Separation Anxiety Across DSM-IV Internalizing and Externalizing Disorders.” Eisen also co-presented “The Prescriptive Treatment of Separation Anxiety Disorder: Child CBT vs. Parent Training” at the convention, while Reddy also co-presented “The Effect of Gender on Parental Stress, Expectancies, and Efficacy and Home and School Behavior Among ADHD Children.” In addition, Eisen presented in November for the Statewide Professional Development Conference of the New Jersey Association of Jewish Day Schools, Livingston, N.J., on “Separation Anxiety, Panic, and School Refusal Behavior.” Reddy is editor of School Psychologist for Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She was appointed liaison for the Division 16 Evidence-based Interventions Task Force and the Inter-Divisional Task Force for Children’s Mental Health.

Ann Lucas, emerita, management (Metro), co-authored her fourth book, Academic Administrator’s Guide to Conflict Resolution, which was published by Jossey-Bass in January. In November, she presented a workshop, “Maximizing Program Performance,” in Arlington, Va., for the AACSB International — Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“The Twice and Future President: Constitutional Interstices and the Twenty-second Amendment,” co-authored by Bruce Peabody, political science (Flor), and published in Minnesota Law Review, was cited by John Fortier, executive director, Continuity of Government Commission, in his testimony before the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate on September 16. He referenced the fact that even former presidents who had served two terms and were ineligible to be elected president under the 22nd Amendment would be eligible to become president again through the line of succession.

Teresa Donati, sociology and coordinator, sociology (Metro), presented two topics, “The Ring of Gyges: The Measure of Real Against Ideal Culture” and “Permitted Fears,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, held in Atlanta, Ga., in August.

“Biases of Success Rate Differences Shown in Binomial Effect Size Displays,” by Louis Hsu, psychology (Metro), is in press with Psychological Methods.

Robert McGrath, psychology (Metro), has two articles in press: “The Making of Meaning: Comments on Hofstee and Ten Berge,” in the Journal of Personality Assessment, and “Personal Reflections on the Pharmacy Collaboration Program,” with The Oklahoma Psychologist. McGrath testified before the Tennessee House of Representatives’ Health Committee Subcommittee on Professional Relations concerning proposed legislation awarding psychologists prescriptive authority.

James Barrood, director, entrepreneurial studies (Flor), and Ethné Swartz, entrepreneurial studies (Flor), attended the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s national meeting in Dallas, Texas, in January. Barrood offered opening remarks at one of the breakfasts sponsored there by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, and Swartz, a member of the welcoming committee, chaired a session titled “How to Write a Good Empirical Paper.”

Cynthia Radnitz, psychology (Metro), co-presented “Is General or Temptation Coping More Important for Maintaining Abstinence Among Opiate Addicts?” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, held in Boston, Mass., in November. She is co-author of two articles in press: “An Instrument for Assessing Coping with Temptation: Psychometric Properties of the Alcohol Abuse Coping Responses Inventory,” with Substance Use and Misuse, and “Alcohol Use Disorders and Spinal Cord Injury: A Study of Monozygotic Twins,” with the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.

Benjamin Nelson, English (Metro), spoke on “From Hester Street to Hollywood, the Image of the Jew in American Films,” at the Temple Avoda, Fair Lawn, N.J., on November 16. On December 7, he discussed “Philip Roth and McCarthyism” to mark “Jewish Book Month” (November 20–December 20) at the Englewood (N.J.) Public Library.

Judy Moonelis, visual/performing arts (Flor), writes that her show, “New Jersey Artist Series: Judy Moonelis,” at the Morris Museum, Morristown, N.J., was mentioned in two short articles by art critic Dan Bischoff in The Star-Ledger. The museum held an artist’s reception on February 1, and Moonelis is scheduled to give a gallery talk/lecture on February 19 at 7:30 p.m. A shuttle will bring students from the College at Florham to the museum that evening, and admission to the museum and the lecture are free. The exhibit runs through March 28. Moonelis’ work was featured in The New York Times’ Art Guide on January 2 in conjunction with the “Ninth Triennial: Corporal Identity — Body Language,” an international show of 150 artists at the Museum of Arts & Design, N.Y.C. Her work will be exhibited there through June 4.

R. Gordon Perry, biological sciences (Flor), and his wife, Jean Perry, visual/performing arts/modern languages (Flor), exhibited 60 original works, each accompanied by “the story behind the art” in “Nature Tales,” a monthlong nature art and photography exhibit at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center in Bartonsville, Pa. An opening reception was held January 10, and the exhibit ran through February 12. The Perrys were featured on the front page of the Pocono Record on January 9, with a two-page spread on the exhibit published in the Pocono Life section. In addition, the couple appeared that day on the Pocono Report on “Channel 13 News on Friday.” The Perrys’ next planned exhibit will be “Along the Canals,” at the Antoine Dutot Museum in the Delaware Water Gap in August.

Deborah Gonzalez, director, Puerta al Futuro, New College (Metro), was a panelist for the Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s discussion on “Building Your Customer Base Through Marketing,” held in October.

Peter Woolley, political science and director, PublicMind (Flor), did a taped radio interview with Barry Newhouse of “Voice of America” on the subject of Japanese re-armament.

Ron Kraus, University Core and psychology (Metro), is editor of A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals, published by Elsevier Academic Press. Kraus is the founder of the American & International Association of Online Psychotherapists. The group’s Web site, http://www.AAOP.com, contains a discussion forum for mental health professionals and students. Three memorial Web sites: http://www.1Holocaust.com, http://www.NationalMemorialSite.com and http://www.StillRemember.com, have been initiated by Kraus. Staff members, students and alumni are welcome to post their own personal memorials at no cost. Go to http://www.StillRemember.com, click “Find a Memorial,” Enter FDU in the First Name field and click search.

The latest edition of The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, edited by Robert Francoeur, emeritus, biological sciences (Flor), was published January 2.

Kenneth Vehrkens, dean, New College (Metro/Flor), and alumnus George Martin, BA’87 (Ruth), former team captain and defensive end for the National Football League’s New York Giants and vice president of Mutual of New York, wrote the “Super-Bowl Wrap-up” for The Record. It ran on January 27. This is the 15th consecutive year that they have written for the paper’s Gridiron Geography Program.

Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs, New College, and director, administrative science (Metro/Flor), and Paulette Laubsch, administrative science (Metro/Flor), have been elected northern trustee and secretary, respectively, of the Certified Public Managers Society of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees. Both are Certified Public Managers, and Laubsch has twice served as president of the chapter.

In Memoriam

Bernard Rivin, emeritus, mechanical engineering (Metro), died December 14, just two weeks after his 80th birthday. He joined the Metropolitan Campus in 1957 and served as chair of the mechanical engineering department. He retired in 1990. His first wife, Phyllis, died in 1990. He is survived by his second wife, Galina, of Sparta, N.J., and three children, Beth of Seattle, Wash., and Jonathan and Noah of Raleigh, N.C.

Frederick “Sandy” Sulcer, a member of the board of advisers for the Corporate Communication Institute, College at Florham, and former Schering-Plough visiting professor of corporate communication, died January 18 at the age of 77. A retired vice chairman of DDB Worldwide, Sulcer co-organized the Schering-Plough Executive Lecture Series, “While You Were Looking the Other Way.” He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and children: Tom, Ginna, Marston and David.


J. Michael Adams, president, and his wife, Susan, are the proud grandparents of Zackary John Queen, born January 17 to Beth and Jeff Queen.

Michele Vaccaro, MBA program adviser, Silberman College, and assistant to the provost for special projects (Metro), and her husband, Joseph, announce the birth of their fourth grandchild, Emma Rose, to Danielle and Joseph Petrolia, on January 17.


The University welcomes new full-time and part-time employees who joined FDU as of January 28, 2004.

Welcome to Alicja Bobrowska, officer, public safety (Flor); Juliette Brooks, assistant University director, purchasing (Metro); Neil Clarke, instructional design coordinator, educational technology (Flor); Leonard Content, traffic attendant, public safety (Flor); Christopher Groff, director of corporate/foundation relations, University advancement (Metro/Flor); Joseph Poovathur-Thomas, assistant to the director of online MAS program, administrative science (Metro); and Ruxandra Ritter, counselor, Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities (Metro).

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February 2004

In This Issue
· Global Activities Flourishing
· Academic Senate Holds First Meeting
· U.N. Lectures, Videoconferences and NGO Briefings
· Black History Month Celebrated
· Online Core Course Earns National Award
· Teamwork Results in NSF Scholarships
· Metropolitan Club Opens
· ‘Photography as Art and Story’
· Global Education Web Site Revamped
· NCAA Division I Athletics Certification
· Softball Players — Form a Team and Support a Charity
· Faculty/Staff — Update, In Memoriam, Announcing, Welcome
· College Happenings
· Spotlight — Catanzaro, O'Brien, Quirk, Thomson
· This & That
· Photo Stories — Sound of Music, Winter Wonderland

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