Faculty/Staff News


Faculty Career News

George Ashline was again this year a faculty consultant at the 2012 Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus Readings, held June 8-16 in Kansas City.

Jeffrey Ayres is co-editor of a new book: North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence, Views of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, part of the Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, May 2012.

Valerie Bang-Jensen was author or co-author of three recent print or online-published articles.

Valerie Banschbach published a manuscript for August 2012 in the peer-reviewed entomological journal Psyche, entitled "Edge effects on community and social structure of Northern temperate deciduous forest ants."

Robert Brenneman in July 2012 was one of two featured guest speakers at a seminar on "Religion and Violence in Central America" at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars" in Washington, D.C.

Alain Brizard had two papers accepted for publication this summer: "Action-angle coordinates for the pendulum," to be published in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, and comment on "Geometric phase of the gyromotion for charged particles in a time-dependent magnetic field'' (with Loic de Guillebon), to be published in Physics of Plasmas.

Nicholas Clary on August 22-23 chaired a meeting of the and the New Variorum Hamlet editing teams on Long Island.

Brian Collier was invited as a presenter for PechaKucha Night (PKN) at the Fleming Museum of Art in Burlington on September 13, 2012.

Patricia Delaney is just back from a one year sabbatical conducting ethnographic research on gender and identity in the post-conflict environment in Timor-Leste (in Southeast Asia).

Francis Farina attended the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in August 2012.

Laurie Gagne won the top teaching award, Excellence in Community-Based Teaching, from Vermont Campus Compact at the group's annual statewide awards on April 12, 2012, in Montpelier.

Catherine Hurst is an executive producer on the film "February," which is currently in pre-production in New York through Scabland Productions.

Aostre Johnson was selected as a Fulbright Scholar by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars for spring 2013.

Nathaniel G. Lew in July delivered a paper, "The Moment We've Been Waiting For: Post-War British Identity in Operas from the Festival of Britain," at the Fifth Biennial Conference of the North American British Music Studies Association, in Urbana, Illinois.

Edward Mahoney received the 2012 Called and Gifted Award from the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry in February at their annual meeting in Arizona.

Declan McCabe recently was co-author of two papers along with students from the EpSCOR project (a partnership with the National Science Foundation to strengthen research and education in science).

Ronald B. Miller has written a chapter in a new book published by APA Books in August, 2012.

Reza Ramazani has written two book reviews in recent months.

Jonathan Silverman presented his paper and led a workshop on "Mobilizing our cultural identities through art: Communicating at the crossroads," at the International Society for Education through Art in Lemesos, Cyprus, in June 2012.

Staff Career News

Chad Ahern '99, M'12, donor relations officer for Institutional Advancement, David Barrowclough '02, assistant registrar, and Kellie Campbell '08, manager of the Language Learning Resource Center (Information Technology), were among the last graduates from the college's Master of Science program. Chad, Kellie, David, along with Ryan Dente '03, M'12 completed their capstone consulting project by providing Co-op Insurance Companies of Vermont an analysis of applicable online business tools for near- and long-term implementation. They presented their findings to the leadership team at Co-op's main office in Middlebury, VT.

Meggan Roberge Dulude '07, assistant director of athletics/senior woman administrator, was selected through an application process to attend the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) Institute for Administrative Advancement in Denver, CO June 14-18, 2012. This is the premier "level one" leadership development program for women in intercollegiate athletics administration. Faculty includes athletics administrators representing all NCAA divisions and pioneers in women's athletics. They teach interactive sessions ranging from the history of women in athletics, Title IX and legal issues to diversity, managerial leadership, and fundraising.

Patrick J. Gallivan, vice president for Institutional Advancement, was the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce 2011 Community Excellence Award winner. This award is presented annually to one individual in the region for his or her unique service to the community. The award was presented at their 101st annual dinner in front of more than 700 members of the local business community.

Katherine Hackett '11, admission counselor, was recognized as a 2011 Newman Civic Fellow by Vermont Campus Compact at their 2012 Statewide Awards Ceremony on April 12 in Montpelier.

Aislinn Doyle, admissions counselor, has been named to the board of a nonprofit called the Mariposa DR Foundation.

Buff Lindau, director of marketing and communications, wrote two published essays on Shakespeare sonnets in  Facts on File Companion to Shakespeare, 5 volumes, eds., William Baker & Kenneth Womack, (2012, An Infobase Learning Company), pp. 313-315). Her essays were: "Sonnet 65: 'Juice brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea'," and "Sonnet 137: 'thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes'" Also, Buff's original poem "'Dance' To Elsewhere," was accepted for publication in Grey Sparrow (8/8/2011), while her poem "Bread And Puppet!" was accepted for publication in Poetry Midwest Quarterly (1/16/2012); and her poem, "Okay, So The Red Sox Let Us Down, 9-29-11," was accepted for publication in Hawaii Pacific Review (2/3/2012).

Terri Selby, director of individual giving for Institutional Advancement, is co-chairing the Association of Fundraising Professionals regional annual conference on Nov. 14-16 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT.  As a result she also is now on the board of the AFP-NNE (Northern New England).

A. Rene' Schmauder, assessment coordinator, was an invited presenter at the 3rd Annual Assessment Institute at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, S.C., in July.

From the 2011-2012 Back Files:

Editor's Note: We missed a few months of Faculty/Staff Career News during the change-over to a new website last spring. Here are some earlier items collected over that period:

George Ashline, professor and chair of mathematics, on May 15, 2011 presented "Correlation Properties and Applications" to several high school mathematics classes at Bellows Free Academy High School in Fairfax, VT.

Valerie Bang-Jensen, professor of education, presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Chicago.

Nicholas Clary, professor of English, is the new coordinating editor of the HamletWorks web site.

Amy Demerest, adjunct professor in the graduate education program, has published a new Website for teachers called "Our Curriculum Matters! This website is a resource that provides inspiration and practical ideas for K-12 teachers who seek meaningful and authentic ways to embed learning in local places, offering "a vibrant view of place-based education and curriculum design incorporates standards, Understanding by Design and transformational educational practice." Along with her teaching at Saint Michael's Amy is a curriculum coach who works in northern Vermont - and elsewhere around the globe when opportunities arise. She "facilitates a process with teachers to articulate and design curriculum that means more to their students, themselves and the communities in which they teach."

Doug Facey, professor of biology, this fall had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, scheduled for print later in the winter of 2012.

Traci Griffith, associate professor of media studies, journalism, and digital arts, was elected this fall to be vice-president of the Vermont ACLU.

Shane Lamos, associate professor of chemistry, gave presentations in November 2011 at two venues.

Diane Lander, associate professor of business administration and accounting, is co-author of a paper recently accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue of Risk Management.

James Nagle, associate professor of education, as co-director of the Vermont Middle Grades Collaborative, hosted the FIfth Annual Middle Grades Conference: Partnering in the Middle on January 14, 2012 at the Davis Center on the UVM campus.

Christine Bauer-Ramazani, instructor of applied linguistics, was chosen to receive the D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award.

Declan McCabe, associate professor of biology, recently was co-author of two papers along with students from the EpSCOR project.

Ron Miller, professor of psychology, has been informed by Governor Peter Shumlin's office of his appointment to the Board of Psychological Examiners for a five year term, commencing January 1.

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