Faculty/staff achievements

July 1, 2014  |  
Karen Giorgetti

Karen Giorgetti

Karen Giorgetti, associate professor and chair, Psychology, joined Robert Roerich of Southwoods Counseling to present a poster session titled “Reliability and Validity of the Roerich Psychodynamic Inventory (RPI): A Mental Imagery Technique” at the 26th annual Association for Psychological Science convention in San Francisco. YSU graduate student Dominique E. Bonamase and David E. Wilhelm of Southwoods Counseling also joined in the presentation. The poster summarized the first statistical evidence of the efficacy of Roerich’s technique in the treatment of psychological conditions.

Donna M. DeBlasio, professor, History, Martha I. Pallante, professor and chair, History, and Thomas E. Leary, associate professor, History, along with Alexandra Nicholis Coon from the Massillon Museum and Tom Sodders, who helped to organize the Labor and New Deal Art exhibit, have received the Public History Award from the Ohio Academy of History on behalf of the YSU Center for Applied History, the Friends of the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor and the Massillon Museum. The award was given for “Celebrating the Legacy of the New Deal,” a project that focused on labor history and the New Deal.

Chris Bellas

Chris Bellas

Christopher M. Bellas, assistant professor, Criminal Justice, was the single author of a 2014 book chapter, “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Social justice in American Policymaking” in M. Foster, Ed., Enduring Issues in Law & Society by Cognella Academic Publishing. Bellas also authored an encyclopedia entry on “jury trials.” The entry appears in the Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice & Criminology by Wiley- Blackwell Publishing.

Will Greenway, assistant professor, English, had his poem “Coma” published in Poetry Nook 4. And, his collection, Selected Poems, has just been published by FutureCycle Press.

Cassie Nespor, curator, Maag Library, was a finalist for the 2014 Lawrence Mercer Athena International Award in the Young Professionals Leadership category.

Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, director, Dr. James Dale Ethics Center, and professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, was re-elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

Fred Viehe, professor, History, served as the commentator for a session of the Ohio Academy of History Conference, “Evolving Divergences in 20th Century America: Changes in Diplomacy, Industrial Policy, and Innovation.” William D. Jenkins, professor emeritus, History, served as the chair of the session, and Matthew Hiner, professor of History at Lakeland Community College, who earned a master’s degree in History at YSU, presented one of papers. The conference was held at Ohio State University.

Bryan DePoy

Bryan DePoy

Bryan DePoy, dean, College of Creative Arts and Communication, was elected chair of the board of directors of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio Inc., which owns and operates Western Reserve Public Media. Western Reserve Public Media, formerly PBS 45 & 49, is a private, nonprofit corporation and consortium of Kent State University, the University of Akron and YSU.

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