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Recent Sabbatical Awards

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Sabbaticals Awarded for 2012-13

Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., Psychology
The Role of Close Relationships in Emerging Adults' Psychosocial Adjustment

Bryan Crockett, Ph.D., English
Shakespeare Shorthanded: 'Stolne and Surreptitious Copies                                                       

Elissa Derrickson, Ph.D., Biology
Adaptive plasticity in five species of Peromyscus to protein deficient diets

Christy DeVader, Ph.D., Management & International Business
Synthetic Fragrance in the Workplace: Research Extensions to Law and Marketing

Kelly DeVries, Ph.D., History    
The World’s Battlefield: Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean from Troy to Iraq                  

Bill Donovan, Ph.D., History 
Pillar of Empire: the Salt Monopoly in Eighteenth Century Portugal and Brazil 

Bradley Erford, Ph,.D., Education Specialties   
Serving as president of the American Counseling Association, revising two textbooks, and authoring a peer reviewed article

Ramón Espejo-Saavedra, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literatures  
Authenticity and Artifice: Five Essays on Spanish "Costumbrismo"

Mickey Fenzel, Ph.D., Teacher Education 
Education of Latino/a Young Adolescents in Nativity Miguel Schools in the Southwest U.S.

Randy Jones, Ph.D., Physics
Atomistic Computational Simulations of Material Structure

Heather Lyons, Ph.D., Psychology   
Project 1: Job Search Behaviors of African Americans Experiencing Chronic Unemployment, Project 2: Cross-Cultural Validity of the Theory of Work Adjustment for African Americans in Low-Paying and Minimum Wage Positions                        

Thomas McCreight, Ph.D., Classics   
Il romanzo antico: Forme, testi, problemi (“The Ancient Novel: Forms, Texts, Problems”): A Translation                      

Jesse More, Ph.D., Chemistry     
Studies Towards the Chemical Synthesis of the Antifungal Natural Product Ezomycin A2                  

Lisa Oberbroeckling, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics     
Singular perturbed system of reaction-diffusion equations in 2D

Thomas Pegram, Ph.D., History
Enforcing Prohibition in Virginia

Mark Peyrot, Ph.D., Sociology
Access to Diabetes Self-Management

Elizabeth Schmidt, Ph.D., History
From State Collapse to the War on Terror: Foreign Intervention in Africa After the Cold War

Kathleen Siren, Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Acoustic analysis as a measure of progress in speech therapy

Wendy Smith, Ph.D., Teacher Education
A longitudinal Study of Middle School Girls’ Reading Abilities and Attitudes

Timothy Stapleton, Ph.D., Philosophy
Readings in Analytic Philosophy

Stephen Walters, Ph.D., Economics 
Boom Towns: Renewing the Urban American Dream

Marianne Ward, Ph.D., Economics
Reversal of Fortune? 50 Years of Independence in the British West Indies

Thomas Ward, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literatures
Inca Garcilaso’s Footprints across the Ages: The Andes, Hispanic Culture, and the Nation of Peru

Qiyu (Jason) Zhang, Ph.D., Marketing
A Study of Product Failure: Insights from the Pharmaceutical Industry

Hong Zhu, Ph.D., Accounting
Corporate Board and Corporate Social Responsibility

Sabbatical Awarded for 2011-12

Ursula Beitter, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literature
Once Upon a Time: The Significance of the Grimm “Children and Household Tales” – Then and Now

John Breihan, Ph.D., History
World War II Suburbia: Housing the Wartime Migration [book project]

Russell Cook, Ph.D., Communication
Philosophical Foundations of Mediated Communication

Bret Davis, Ph.D., Philosophy
Bridging East and West: Approaching Dialogue with the Kyoto School

Gregory Derry, Ph.D., Physics
Complexity and Chaos: From Menstrual Cycle Dynamics to the Emergence of Novelty

June Ellis, Ph.D., English
Worlds of Laughter: Humor Literature and Culture

Sharon Green-Hennessy, Ph.D., Psychology
The Utility of Cochrane Reviews for Determining Evidence-based Practices in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Treatment

Ellen Hoadley, Ph.D., Information Systems/Operations Management
Effectiveness Metrics in Mental Health: the Case of Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Inc.

Richard Klink, Ph,.D., Marketing
Sound Symbolism Placement in Brand Names

Angela Leonard, Ph.D., History
Monuments, Menorials, and Sites of Memory: Preserving the Black Presence in the United Kingdom [book project]

Gayla McGlamery, Ph.D., English
Word and Image: Nineteenth-Century Classics on Screen

Alfred Michenzi, Ph.D., Accounting
Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards on the Education of Students and the Audit Profession: Revision of the Audit Course AC 421 & GB 765

Leslie Zarker Morganm Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literature
Une nouvelle synthèse sur l’épopée franco-italienne

Sharon Nell, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literature
L’Honnête Femme: The Respectable Woman in Society (Selections) and The New Collection of Letters and Responses by Contemporary Women. Translation and Edition Project co-conducted with Dr. Aurora Wolfgang, professor of French, California State University—San Bernardino

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology/ Audiology
Organic Bases of Childhood Communication Disorders

Jiyuan Tao, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics
Some complementarity properties of linear transformations on Euclidean Jordan algebras

Joseph Walsh, Ph.D., Classics
The Art of Christmas

Nancy Williams, Ph.D., Economics
Measuring the Rebound of Prices after Environmental Cleanup: A Spatial Dependence Approach

Sabbaticals Awarded for 2010-2011

Mary Beth Akre, Ph.D., Fine Arts
Mixed Media Paintings, Installation, and Skyscapes

Neil M. Alperstein, Ph.D., Communication
Attitudes Among Teens and Young Adults Regarding Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising

James Bunzli, Ph.D., Fine Arts
The Myth of Autobiography: Contemporary Solo Performance in Essays, Interviews, and Tests

Hung-bin Ding, Ph.D., Management and International Business
Stakeholder Integration and Green Innovation Development in Family Firms

Randall P. Donaldson, Ph.D., Modern Languages and Literatures
German Emigration into the Free State: The History of German-American Communities in Maryland

Michael Knapp, Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences
p-Adic integral zeros of forms in many variables

Dawn Lawire, Ph.D., Computer Science
Automatically building knowledge bases

Graham J. McAleer, Ph.D., Philosophy
Reading to Develop Graduate and Undergraduate Classes in Business Ethics

Katherine Elizabeth Oakes, Ph.D., LCPC, Pastoral Counseling
Evaluating Cultural Attunement in Culturally Competent Mental Health Counseling

Mark Osteen, Ph.D., English
The Big Night: Film Noir and American Dreams

Gloria Phillips-Wren, Ph.D., Information Systems and Operations Management
Social networks as an indicator of knowledge generation and transfer in the computer industry in Baltimore

Phoebe Dadakis Sharkey, Ph.D., Information Systems and Operations Management
Implementation of an Interoperable long term care Electronic Medical Record

Yoon S. Shin, Ph.D., Finance
Corporate Governance and Cost of Debt: The Case of Korea

Dale E. Snow, Ph.D., Philosophy
Schelling and the Conflict over Status of Nature

Jalal Soroosh, Ph.D., Accounting
Revision of Intermediate Accounting I (AC 301) to integrate IFRS

Anthony D. Villa, Ph.D., Fine Arts
A Set of Original Works for the Moderately-Sized Jazz Band

Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D., Pastoral Counseling
Spiritual Psychological Wisdom of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen

Sabbaticals Awarded for 2009-2010

John Betz, Ph.D., Theology
Metaphysics and Theology: The Thought of Erich Przywara, S.J.

Richard Boothby, Ph.D., Philosophy
The Political Unconscious: The Unthought Roots of Familiar Opinions

Rev. Charles Borges, S.J., Ph.D., History
Catholic Religious Orders in India in the 16th- 18th centuries: Highs and Lows in Mission Strategy and Implementation

Angela Russell Christman, Ph.D., Theology
Theology, Exegesis, and the Pedegogu of Faith in Ambrose of Milan's Expositio Psalmi CXVIII

Jeffrey Cummings, Ph.D., Management and International Business
Knowledge Transfer across R&D Units

Nan Ellis, J.D., Law and Social Responsibility
Info Cap: The Workers' University: A Case Study of MicroCredit in Chile

Lisa Fairchild, Ph.D., Finance
The Information Content of Financial Institutions Rating Agencies and Their Ability to Predict Bank Failure

Kathleen Forni, Ph.D., English
Popular Chaucer: An Alternative Tradition

Michael Franz, Ph.D., Political Science
Religiously-Inspired Terrorism: Diagnosing the Component of Spiritual Disorder

Joseph Ganem, Ph.D., Physics
A Study of Energy Transfer Processes that Activate the Midinfrared Transitions of Praesodymium Ions in Potassium Lead Chloride

James Glenn, Ph.D., Computer Science
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Catriona Hanley, Ph.D., Philosophy
Mastery and Releasement: The Double-Faced Concept of Peace from the Greek to the Present

Janet Headley, Ph.D., Fine Arts
Richard Krauss's Portrait of Theodore Parker, Boston;
George A. Lucas and his American Connections;
The Churches and the Neighborhood of North Avenue and Saint Paul Street in Late-Nineteenth Century, Baltimore;
Rembrandt Peale's Court of Death

Rev. Francis Hilton, S.J., Ph.D., Economics
Conquered Monsters: What Our Environmental Past Tells Us to Do about Climate Changes

Kermit Keeling, J.D., Accounting
Assessing the Effectiveness of the AICPS's Model Tax Curriculum

Matthew Kirkhart, Ph.D., Psychology
Unconscious Memory, Lying and Rule-Following

Nicholas Miller, Ph.D., English
Reading the Waste Land: Modernity, Metamorphosis, and the Mythical Method

Ralph Piedmont, Ph.D., Pastoral Counseling
Understanding Pastoral Counseling as a Social Science