University Celebrates Achievements of Recently Published Profs

Oct. 21, 2011

Faculty members who are also published authors were the focus of a recent McDermott Library celebration. The  6th Annual Faculty Author Reception recognized 16 writers and nine editors of books published during the last academic year.

Faculty Author Reception 2011

Dr. David Patterson (left) celebrates publication of his book A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad  with Dr. Susan Chizeck and Dr. William Pervin.

Dr. Nils Roemer, a professor of historical studies in the School of Arts and Humanities, had the busiest publishing year.  He wrote German City, Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms and co-edited two other volumes – Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Writing in Modern Times and Jewish Longings and Belongings in Modern European Consumer Culture.

Other recognized books ranged from strategies in chess education to the Western stories of Ned Buntline.

Dr. Adrienne McLean, professor of film studies, was the editor of Glamour in a Golden Age: Movie Stars of the 1930s. She was also the series editor for nine other volumes in the Star Decades series published by Rutgers University Press.

Alex Piquero

Dr. Alex Piquero, shown with his wife and colleague, Dr. Nicole Leeper Piquero, was honored as the co-editor of the Handbook of Quantitative Criminology.

“The diversity of our faculty is shown in the wide range of subjects for which they publish each year,” said Dr. Ellen Safley, director of libraries, who organized the reception in cooperation with Executive Vice President and Provost Hobson Wildenthal.

“We enjoy recognizing their significant commitment to scholarship. We are proud to add these publications to our collection.”

As in past receptions, the authors and editors were showcased in a gallery of framed posters.

Included in the festivities were faculty members who were promoted from assistant professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure – a milestone in a professor’s career. The newly tenured professors are invited to select books that have been meaningful to them, either professionally or personally, to be added to the library’s collection.

The reception was held Thursday, Oct. 13,  in the McDermott Suite of the Eugene McDermott Library.

The authors and editors and the titles of their works are as follows:


AUTHORS

HANS-JOACHIM ADLER

Senior Lecturer, Management Information Systems. M.S., Univ. of Darmstadt, Germany, 1969; PhD, Univ. of  Lyón, France, 1972.

Healthcare Informatics Consulting: Work Study Project with Career Mapping Module Student Workbook


TEODORO J. BENAVIDES

Senior Lecturer, Public Affairs.  B.S., Texas A&M Univ., Kingsville, 1973; M.P.A., Southern Methodist Univ., 1974.

Practical Human Resources for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach with Nicolas Valcik


SUSAN BRIANTE

Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities.  B.S., Northwestern Univ., 1990; M.F.A., Florida International Univ., 2000; M.A., Univ. of Texas, Austin 2001; PhD, Univ. of Texas, Austin, 2006.

Utopia Minus


MILTON A. COHEN

Professor, Literary Studies.  B.A., Michigan State Univ., 1968; M.A., Indiana Univ., 1970; PhD, Syracuse Univ., 1981.

Beleaguered Poets and Leftist Critics: Stevens, Cummings, Frost and Williams in the 1930s


LLOYD J. DUMAS

Professor, Economics, Political Economy and Public Policy.  B.A., Columbia Coll., 1967; M.S., School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia Univ., 1968; Ph.D., Columbia Univ., 1972.

The Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous and Secure World


DANIEL A. GRIFFITH

Professor, Geospatial Sciences; Ashbel Smith Professor; Associate Program Head for Geospatial Information Sciences.  B.S., Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1970; M.A., Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1972; M.S., Pennsylvania State Univ., 1985; PhD, Univ. of Toronto, 1978.

Non-Standard Spatial Statistics and Spatial Econometrics with Jean H.P. Paelinck


NASSER KEHTARNAVAZ

Professor, Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Computer Science,

Director, Signal and Image Processing Research Laboratory. B.S., Univ. of Birmingham, England, 1982; M.S., Rice Univ., 1984; PhD, Rice Univ., 1987; Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Texas.

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory: LabVIEW-Based FPGA Implementation with Sidharth Mahotra


PHILIPOS C. LOIZOU      

Professor, Electrical Engineering, Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Electrical

Engineering.  B.S. Arizona State Univ., 1989; M.S. Arizona State Univ., 1991; PhD, Arizona State Univ., 1995.

Advances in Modern Blind Signal Separation Algorithms: Theory and Applications with Kostas Kokkinakis


SIDHARTH MAHOTRA

Graduate Student, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Computer Science, UT Dallas.

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory: LabVIEW-Based FPGA Implementation with Nasser Kehtarnavaz


MIHAI NADIN 

Professor, Arts and Technology; Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Arts and Humanities; Director, Institute for Research in Study of Anticipatory Systems.  M.S., Polytechnic Inst. of Bucharest, 1960; M.A., Univ. of Bucharest, 1968; PhD, Univ. of Bucharest, 1971; Professor Dr.Phil.hab., Ludwig Maximilian Univ., 1980.

The Privilege of Memories


DAVID A. PATTERSON

Professor, Holocaust Studies; Hillel Feinberg Chair of Holocaust Studies, School of Arts and Humanities.  B.A., Univ. of Oregon, 1972; M.A., Univ. of Oregon, 1976; PhD, Univ. of Oregon, 1978.

A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad


STEPHEN G. RABE

Professor, Historical Studies; Ashbel Smith Professor of Arts and Humanities. B.A., Hamilton Coll., 1970; M.A., Univ. of Connecticut, 1972; PhD, Univ. of Connecticut, 1977.

The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America


NILS ROEMER

Professor, Historical Studies.  M.A., Univ. of Hamburg, Germany, 1993; M.Ph., Columbia Univ., 1997; PhD, Columbia Univ., 2000

  • German City, Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms, author
  • Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times, co-editor with Thomas Adam
  • Jewish Longings and Belongings in Modern European Consumer Culture, co-editor with Gideon Reuveni

ALEXEY ROOT

Senior Lecturer, Chess in Education Courses, School of Interdisciplinary Studies. B.A., Univ. Puget Sound; PhD, UCLA, 1999

The Living Chess Game: Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9-14


NICOLAS A. VALCIK

Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Analysis/Clinical Assistant Professor, Program of Affairs. B.A., UT Dallas, 1994; M.P.A., UT Dallas, 1996; PhD, UT Dallas, 2005.

Practical Human Resources for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach with Teodoro J. Benavides


DIAN ZHOU

Professor, Electrical Engineering. B.S., Fudan Univ. China, 1982; M.S. Fudan Univ., 1985; PhD, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1990.

Modern ASIC Design



EDITORS

YVES CHABAL

Professor, Physics; Distinguished T. I. University Chair in Nanoelectronics and Head of Materials Science and Engineering Department Initiative.  A.B., Princeton Univ., 1974; PhD, Cornell Univ., 1980.

Biointerface Characterization by Advanced IR Spectroscopy with C.M. Pradier


ADRIENNE L. McLEAN

Professor, Film Studies, School of Arts and Humanities.  B.A., Southern Methodist Univ., 1979; M.F.A., Southern Methodist Univ., 1981; PhD, Emory Univ., 1994.

Glamour in a Golden Age: Movie Stars of the 1930s


AAGE MØLLER

Professor, Cognition and Neuroscience. Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. PhD, D.Med.Sci., Karolinska Inst., 1975. New York, NY: Springer, 2011.

Textbook of Tinnitus, editor with others


ALEX R. PIQUERO

Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, School of Economic Policy and Political Sciences. PhD, Univ. of Maryland, 1996; M.A., Univ. of Maryland 1994; B.A., Univ. of Maryland, 1992.

Handbook of Quantitative Criminology with David Weisburd


R. CLAY REYNOLDS

Professor, Aesthetic Studies, School of Arts and Humanities.  B.A., Univ. of Texas, Austin, 1971; M.A., Trinity Univ., 1974; PhD, Univ. of Tulsa, 1979.

The Hero of a Hundred Fights: Ned Buntline: Collected Stories from the Dime Novel King, From Buffalo Bill to Wild Bill Hickok


LISA H. ROSEN

Assistant Dean, Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Children and Families, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. B.A. Rice Univ. 2002; M.A., Univ. of Texas at Austin, 2004;  PhD, Univ. of Texas, 2006.

Social Development: Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence with Marion K. Underwood


STEPHEN SPIRO

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology; Cecil and Ida Green Associate Professor in Systems Biology #1.  B.Sc., Univ. of Edinburgh, 1984; PhD, Univ. of Sheffield, 1988.

Sensory Mechanisms in Bacteria: Molecular Aspects of Signal Recognition with Ray Dixon


MARION K. UNDERWOOD

Professor, Psychology, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Program Head, Undergraduate Programs in Psychological Sciences.  B.A., Wellesley Coll., 1986; M.A., Duke Univ., 1987; PhD, Duke Univ., 1991.

Social Development: Relationships in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence with Lisa H. Rosen


W. ERIC WONG

Associate Professor, Computer Science. B.S., Eastern Michigan Univ., 1988, M.S., Purdue Univ., 1991; PhD, Purdue Univ., 1993.

Adaptive Control Approach for Software Quality Improvement with Bojan Cukic



BOOKS SELECTED BY RECENTLY TENURED FACULTY MEMBERS

Newly tenured faculty members who chose books included:

JUNG-MO AHN

Associate Professor, Chemistry.  B.S., Seoul National Univ., 1992; M.S., Seoul National Univ., 1994; PhD, Univ. of Arizona, 2000.

Selection: Endocrinology by Mac E. Hadley


MUSTAPHA ISHAK-BOUSHAKI

Associate Professor, Physics.  B.A., Univ. of Quebec, 1994; B.S., Univ. of Montreal, 1998; PhD, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Canada, 2002.

Selection: The Big Questions: Physics by Michael Brooks


MURAT KANTARCIOGLU

Associate Professor, Computer Science.  B.S., Middle East Technical Univ., 2000; M.S., Purdue Univ., 2002; PhD, Purdue Univ., 2005.

Selection: Security Engineering by Ross Anderson


STEVEN O. NIELSEN

Associate Professor, Chemistry.  B.S., Queen's Univ., 1996; M.S., Univ. of Toronto, 1998; PhD, Univ. of Toronto, 2001.

Selection: Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Molecular Simulation by Mark E. Tuckerman


FENG ZHAO

Associate Professor, Finance. B.S., Tsinghua Univ., China,1998; M.A., Cornell Univ., 2002; PhD, Cornell Univ., 2004.

Selection: The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


CANDICE M. MILLS

Associate Professor, Psychology.  B.S., Univ. of Florida, 1999; M.Phil., Yale Univ., 2003; PhD, Yale Univ., 2005.

Selection: Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky.


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