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Business Administration

Brown, Darryl published:

– With Keith Jones. (2011). Audit Experience, Accounting Education and Perceptions about Sarbanes-Oxley and the PCAOB. Journal of Accounting and Finance, Volume 11(2).
– With Keith Jones. (2011). Graduate Education and the Audit Expectations Gap in the Post-SOX Era. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. Volume 11(3).

In addition, Brown presented refereed papers:
Audit Experience, Accounting Education and Perceptions about Sarbanes-Oxley and the PCAOB. Concurrent Session. Discussant: Mallikarjun G. Hiremath. American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting.
Graduate Education and the Audit Expectations Gap in the Post-SOX Era. Paper Dialog Session. American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting.

Hoyt, Fred was selected to participate in a Faculty Development in International Business program in Singapore. The program took Hoyt to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to visit factories and learn about the current state of these Southeast Asian economies and their relationship with American business. Hoyt will bring students back to these two locations (and others) for a May Term travel course.

Hoyt also:

– Attended the fall educators' conference of the Marketing Management Association, Sept. 29-Oct.1 in St. Louis. He participated in a panel on teaching ethics and chaired a panel hosting exhibitors at the conference.
– Participated in the Marketing Management Association Convention in Chicago on March 23-25. A former president of the organization, Hoyt chaired two panels on Services Marketing and Marketing Education, and served as a panelist on the use of technology in the classroom.

Shim, Jeungbo co-authored "Capital-based regulation, portfolio risk and capital determination: Empirical evidence from the US property-liability insurers." Journal of Banking & Finance, 2010;34(10):2450-2461).

Vitzthum, Sascha gave a presentation about Innovation in Business Marketing on March 4 at a Leadership McLean County program, "Small Business Day."



Bray, Robert wrote the book Reading with Lincoln , published by Southern Illinois University Press, which was named a finalist for the Lincoln Prize.

Diaz, Joanne won the 2009 Gerald Cable Book Award for a first book of poetry, The Lessons, which was published by Silverfish Review Press. The book reached No. 5 on the Poetry Foundation list of February Best Sellers.

Diaz also:
– Attended the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference in Middlebury, Vt., on a work-study fellowship
– Earned a one-month residency at Can Serrat Artist Residency in El Bruc, Spain
– Was the "Featured Illinois Poet" in the Spoon River Poetry Review
– Was invited to present several pre-performance lectures on As You Like It at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

And presented the following papers:
– "Renaissance Ultra-Talk" at the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference in Princeton, N.J.
– "'To pause a while upon my heavy plaint': Complaint as Juridical Testimony in The Mirror for Magistrates" at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Montreal
– "The Digital Archive as a Tool for Close Reading in the Undergraduate Literature Course" at the Modern Language Association conference in Los Angeles

Plath, James, who serves as president of The John Updike Society, presided over the Society's first conference in Reading, Pa., on Oct. 1-3. Plath also moderated a panel featuring members of the Updike family, presented a paper on "More than Just Looking: John Updike's Personal and Poetic Relationship with Art," and conducted a pedagogy session for high school teachers.

Terkla, Dan chaired sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries in Santa Fe, N.M., and presented a paper at the 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Folklore Society in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 14-17.

Terkla also edited, with Michael J. Lewis and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry: The Proceedings of a Conference at the British Museum. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2011.

Theune, Michael published:
– "Trust the Turn" in Poets on Teaching, edited by Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2010)
– "The Quarrelsome Poem" in Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets, edited by Blas Falconer, Helena Mesa, and Beth Martinelli, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010).

Theune also attended the Associated Writing Programs conference in Washington, D.C., where he moderated a small-group discussion as part of a poetry pedagogy forum and presented a paper on "The Filibuster Poem." Last year at the conference, Theune co-organized and co-moderated a panel on "Hybrid Aesthetics and Its Discontents." Those panel presentations, including his own, "No Laughing Matter: The Humorless Hybrid," were published in The Monkey & the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (University of Akron Press, 2011).

And he presented a paper, "The Paradelle, Play, and the Work of Wit," at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900.

Hispanic Studies

Enriquez, Alejandro presented a paper entitled "Fanático Destructor or Incansable Destructor: Friar Diego de Landa's Relación de las cosas de Yucatán as an Act of Conquest" at the XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, held in Toronto, Canada, on Oct. 8.

Also, Enriquez successfully defended his doctoral dissertation entitled "Theaters of Rule, Theaters of Resistance: Franciscan Discourses of Spiritual Conquest in Colonial Yucatán, 1541–1688" at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, on Oct. 12.

Nadeau, Carolyn will speak at Seton Hall University on April 28 about “Lentils on Fridays: Understanding Spain’s History Through Its Food.”

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Fritzsche, Sonja published:
– "A Natural and Artificial Homeland: East German Science-Fiction Film Responds to Kubrick and Tarkovsky." Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal 40.2 "Visions of Science & Technology: Part 2" (2010): 80-101.
– "The Continuities of an East German Heimat: Gender and Technological Progress in Du bist Min. Ein deutsches Tagebuch." German Quarterly  83.2 (2010): 172-188.

Fritzsche also is serving as Program Chair for the upcoming Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference in October 2011, and presented at the following conferences:
– Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference in June 2010
– Childhood and Globalization - IWU/ISU/Moscow Humanities University joint workshop in September 2010
– German Studies Association Annual Conference in October 2010
– Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference in October 2010

Sultan, Nancy was selected as a program scholar for the Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives program, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and guided by Aquila Theatre of New York, the Urban Libraries Council, the American Philological Association, the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to bring the classics to veteran, inner city, and rural communities. Sultan is among scholars who will liaise with libraries and program directors to facilitate and guide the program.


Erlewine, Robert presented "Eliciting the Universal From the Particular: Hermann Cohen and Jan Assmann on Monotheism" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in an invited talk sponsored by the Department of Religion, Program in Jewish Culture and Society, and the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics.


Davis-Kahl, Stephanie and Meg Miner authored "Collecting Campus Culture: Collaborations and Collisions," which was selected for presentation at the Association for College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference in Philadelphia, March 30-April 2. See the presentation poster. Also at the ACRL conference, Davis-Kahl co-presented "Completing the Research Cycle: The role of libraries in the publication and dissemination of undergraduate student research" with colleagues from the University of Illinois. View presentation slides.

In addition, a research poster by Davis-Kahl and Miner was accepted for the Society of American Archivists' national conference in Chicago, Aug. 22-27. Their poster showcases the work they have done in using the Digital Commons to collect, archive and digitize campus content that includes both scholarly and creative work as well as administrative documents. Their poster was selected through a jury process for the innovation found in the collaborative approach to developing digital content.

Davis-Kahl also:
– Was invited to address the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) workshop at Purdue University in May.
– With Sue Stroyan and Chris Sweet, co-authored a presentation, "Departing the Desk: Reference, Change, and The Art of Letting Go," which was accepted for the Illinois Library Association annual conference in October 2011 in Rosemont, Ill.

Duke, Lynda, with Monica Moore, Sue Stroyan, and Suzanne Wilson, will present the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference in 2011 in Philadelphia.

Miner, Meg was accepted into the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Immersion Program - Teacher Track, July 24-29 in Seattle, Wash., and was awarded a scholarship from ACRL to defray costs.

Miner also authored a review article, "Women's Health Guides," published in Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources.

Moore, Monica also authored a paper on electronic resource assessment techniques, "What Are We Really Getting? Finding the Unique Content in Databases," which was accepted for presentation at the Electronic Resources and Libraries conference in Austin, Texas, Feb. 28-March 2.

Schmidt, Karen has been selected as the facilitator of an Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded program entitled "Developing a North American Strategy to Preserve and Manage Print Collections of Monographs." The meeting, to be held in Chicago on Oct. 26-29, will convene library leaders from across the country to define the characteristics of a collaborative monograph archiving model, identifying issues that require testing and research to confirm a framework for future action.

Stroyan, Sue was named one of two candidates for the 2012-13 presidency of the American Library Association. Read more.

Sweet, Chris wrote a chapter for the forthcoming book, Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, edited by Tatjana Takseva, published by IGI Global. "The Success of Wikipedia and the Rise of the Amateur Expert" was selected through a jury of international scholars in emerging technology and social software applications.

Natural Sciences


Lehr, Edgar published, with E., J. Moravec & L. A. G. Gagliardi Urrutia (2010): "A new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Amazonian lowlands of northern Peru." Salamandra 46(4): 197-203.

Lehr also published:

– With Moravec, J., P. E. Perez Peña, J. Jairo Lopez, G. Gagliardi Urrutia & I. Arista Tuanama (2010): "A new green, arboreal species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from Amazonian Peru." Vertebrate Zoology 60(3): 225-232.
– With Sinsch, U. (2010): "Geographical variation in the high Andean frog Telmatobius carrillae Morales, 1988 (Ceratophryidae, Telmatobiinae): size, skin texture, and coloration." Journal of Herpetology 44(4): 495-505.
– With J. Faivovich & K.-H. Jungfer (2011): "Description of the tadpoles of Hypsiboas aguilari and H. melanopleura (Anura: Hylidae: Hypsiboas pulchellus group)." Salamandra 47(1): 30-35.
– With Loetters, S., A. Van Der Meijden, L. A. Coloma, R. Boistel, P. Cloetens, R. Ernst, & M. Veith (2011): "Assessing the molecular phylogeny of a near extinct group of vertebrates: the Neotropical harlequin frogs (Bufonidae; Atelopus)," Systematics and Biodiversity 9(1): 45-57.


House, James E. and Kathleen A. House co-authored the second edition of the textbook Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, published by Academic Press.

Mohan, Ram was selected Illinois Heartland Chemist of the Year by the Illinois Heartland American Chemical Society.

In addition, Mohan:
– Was appointed editor of the international journal, Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Read more.
– Was awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund for his efforts to study applications of iron(III) compounds as catalysts in organic synthesis. The ACS grant will support two student researchers working under Mohan for the summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Read more.

Mathematics & Computer Science

He, Tian-Xiao authored the following journal publications during the 2010-11 academic year:

– "Sequences of non-Gegenbauer-Humbert polynomials meet the generalized Gegenbauer-Humbert polynomials." (With Peter J.-S. Shiue), ISRN Algebra, vol. 2011, Article ID 268096, 18 pages, 2011. doi:10.5402/2011/268096.
– "Generalized zeta functions." Journal of Advanced Mathematical Studies, 4 (2011), No. 1, 43-48.
– "Characterizations of orthogonal generalized Gegenbauer-Humbert polynomials and orthogonal Sheffer-type polynomials." Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications, 13 (2011), No. 4, 701-723.
– "Boundary type quadrature formulas over axially symmetric regions." Journal of Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, 8 (2010), No. 3, 489-503.

He also gave invited talks:
– "Generalized Stirling Numbers and Generalized Stirling Functions," International Conference on Asymptotics and Special Functions, City University of Hong Kong, May 30-June 3, 2011.
– "(c)-Riordan Arrays and Their Sequence Characterization," International Conference on Designs, Matrices, and Enumerative Combinatorics, Taipei, Taiwan, May 19-22, 2011.

And He was appointed as editor of three international journals:
– Advances in Pure Mathematics
– Open Journal of Discrete Mathematics
– Journal of Advanced Mathematical Studies

Tiede, Joerg was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information. The journal explores the foundations of natural, formal, and programming languages, as well as the different forms of human and mechanized inference. It covers the logical, linguistic, and information-theoretic parts of the cognitive sciences.

Tiede also:
– Was appointed to three national committees of the American Association of University Professors. Read more.
– Co-taught a workshop entitled "Effective Faculty Governance: Action-Oriented Meetings and Parliamentary Procedure" with Irene Mulvey, Fairfield University, at the AAUP Summer Institute in Boston (2011).


French, Linda received the 2010 Herbert C. Pollock Award for her efforts to bring attention to the extraordinary life and work of 18th-century deaf astronomer John Goodricke. Read more. French was featured in the the November/December 2010 issue of The University of York Magazine (page 4) regarding her research on Goodricke.

Also, French published the following papers, two of them co-authored with Derrick Rohl '12:
– With R. D. Stephens, S. M. Lederer, D. A. Coley, and D. A. Rohl: "Preliminary Results from a Study of Trojan Asteroids." 2011. Minor Planet Bulletin. 38-2.
– With R. D. Stephens, S. M. Lederer, and D. A. Rohl. 2010. "The Lightcurve of Jovian Trojan Asteroid 884 Priamus." Minor Planet Bulletin. 38-1.
– With Stephens, R. D. 2010. "878 Mildred revealed." Minor Planet Bulletin. 38-1.
– "The Life and Work of John Goodricke of York" in the 2010 Annual Report of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.

In addition, French:
– Gave scientific colloquia on her research on astronomer John Goodricke at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, La Serena, Chile, and at Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.
– Presented a paper "The Three York Astronomers and the Royal Society" at the meeting of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Seattle.
– Will present an invited talk on the work of John Goodricke and Edward Pigott at the combined meeting of the American Association of Variable Star Observers and the Historical Astronomy Division of the AAS in May.
– Gave public talks on Goodricke at the McLean County Museum of History and the Peoria Astronomical Society.
– Gave talks on her astronomical research at the York (England) Astronomical Society and the British Astronomical Association (London).
– Presented an invited talk on "John Goodricke, Edward Pigott, and Their Observations of Variable Stars" to a combined session of the American Association of Variable Star Observers and the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society.

Spalding, Gabe has co-edited and published a new volume of proceedings, "Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII," Proceedings SPIE 7762 edited by K. Dholakia, G. C. Spalding (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2010).

Spalding also:
– Delivered the Physics Colloquium at Illinois State University on Oct. 19: "Optical Momentum and Angular Momentum: Understanding the Physics, and Applying Light for Micro-Mechanical Control."
– Gave an invited talk to the Madison Chapter of SPIE, an international society advancing light-based research, on some of the counter-intuitive aspects of optical momentum and optical angular momentum.
– Served on an interdisciplinary National Institutes of Health review panel, assessing the technical and (environmental or biomedical) scientific merit of new devices proposed by small businesses.
– Traveled to Washington, D.C., in February to complete his service on a National Science Foundation review panel, assessing the scientific merit of new research proposals.
– Was co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation proposal that received $49,687 in funding. The proposal supports a nationwide initiative for faculty-staff training in contemporary advanced laboratory instruction in physics.
– Co-authored a paper accepted for publication in Optics Letters, entitled, "Fast localized wavefront correction using area-mapped phase-shift interferometry."
– Is leading a new initiative to bring contemporary experiments in quantum mechanics into the undergraduate curriculum, the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association's Single Photon Detector Initiative.

Spalding serves as president of the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association, incoming chair of the national American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on Laboratory Instruction, and chair of the annual conference on Optical Trapping & Optical Micromanipulation.


Banks, Kira Hudson presented "Evaluating a Pre-Orientation Program to Engage White Students in Campus Diversity" with Meghan A. Burke at Boston College's Diversity Challenge, coordinated by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, on Oct. 16.

Professional Schools

School of Art

Bair, Miles has an exhibit, The Fleeting Landscape, on display at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wis., through April 24. The exhibit includes 35 paintings spanning Bair's works from 2005 through 2011.

Lozar, Carmen had a selection of flame-worked glassworks displayed as part of "Contemporary Glass," an exhibition at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in New Harmony, Ind. 

School of Music

Cook, R. Kent with Nina Gordon and Lisa Nelson, performed in a new concert series in Holland, Mich. Cook also discussed "The Genesis of R. Schumann's Album for the Young, and his Musical Rules for the Home and in Life" at the Holland Piano Teachers' Forum at Hope College.

Vayo, David composed Seis Cosechas (Six Harvests), which was performed at Augustana College on Oct. 2, during the Midwest Regional Conference of the Society of Composers. Performers were Blake McGee of the University of Wyoming on clarinet, Elizabeth Shoemaker on bassoon, and IWU staff accompanist Nancy Pounds on piano.

– Vayo attended the national conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. at the University of South Carolin. The Nov. 13 conference program included a performance of his "Reach" for jazz band.
– TEMPO, the contemporary-music ensemble at California State University Northridge, performed Vayo's Poem for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano on Nov. 20.
– Vayo's composition for guitar, Berceuse, was performed by James Baur during a concert by the MAVerick Ensemble in Chicago on Jan. 31.
Berceuse was performed by guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan at Harvard University on Feb. 4 and in Dover, N.H., on April 1.
– On April 2, trombonist Mark Hetzler and several of his University of Wisconsin-Madison colleagues premiered Vayo's Entelechy for trombone, keyboards, bass and drums/percussion at the university in Madison.

School of Nursing

Swanlund, Susan was awarded a 2011 Nurse Educator Fellowship by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Lessen, Brenda published original research, "Effect of the Premature Infant Oral Motor Intervention on Feeding Progression and Length of Stay in Preterm Infants," Advances in Neonatal Care. 11(2):129-139, April 2011.

School of Theatre Arts

Susong, Scott directed a production of Urinetown at The University of Texas at El Paso, his alma mater.

Social Sciences


Schultz, Robert T. published “White Guys Who Prefer Not To: From Passive Resistance (“Bartleby”) To Terrorist Acts (Fight Club),” in the June 2011 edition of The Journal of Popular Culture (Vol. 44.3).

Political Science

Munro, William co-authored a book, Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology (University Of Minnesota Press, 2010), which explores the fight over genetically modified foods. The book was awarded the Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize by the American Political Science Association, recognizing it as the best book in environmental politics published in the past three years.


Burke, Meghan A. published, "Diversity and Its Discontents: Ambivalence in Neighborhood Policy and Racial Attitudes in the Obama Era" in The Journal of Race and Policy.

Burke also presented the following papers:
– "Evaluating a Pre-Orientation Program to Engage White Students in Campus Diversity" with Kira Hudson Banks at Boston College's Diversity Challenge, coordinated by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, on Oct. 16.
– "Approaching Realities: Standpoint as a Bridge between Theory and Practice" at the Illinois Sociological Association annual meeting on Oct. 29.
– "An Exploration of Gender in the Tea Party Movement" at the Southwestern Social Science Association annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 17.
– "The Tea Party and Contemporary Racial Discourse" and "Sociology By Any Other Name: Teaching the Sociological Perspective in an Intensive Campus Diversity Orientation Program" at the Midwest Sociological Society's annual meeting in St. Louis on March 24-27, where she also participated in a panel discussion called "Creating and Sustaining Supportive Climates: What Do We Do after Recruiting a Diverse Department?"

In addition, Burke was elected Chair-Elect for the Committee on Teaching and Learning at the Midwest Sociological Society's annual meeting.


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