Faculty Publications

Professor of English, Dr. Carolyn Segal, penned an essay "The One-minute Egg(head)" which was the featured commentary for The Irascible Professor. Her short story "The Tea Party" will appear in the April issue of PIF Magazine. Her paper "'So Much Depends Upon--': Trauma Narrative and the Poems of William Carlos Williams" has been accepted for the January 2010 Conference of the Modern Language Association.

Associate professor of psychology, Dr. Kerrie Baker recently contributed with other LVAIC faculty to the publication titled "State of the Lehigh Valley 2008: Community Trends at a Glance." The 16-page publication was sent to over 500 businesses and non-profit organizations in the Lehigh Valley and was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium.

Dr. John Cigliano, chair of biological sciences, had an article published in “Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology,” a peer-review online journal of the Ecological Society of America. The title of the paper is "Evaluating a Multi-Component Assessment Framework for Biodiversity Education." The paper is a multi-institutional study assessing the effectiveness of conservation-related curriculum that Dr. Cigliano helped develop as part of the American Museum of Natural History's Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners program. The study found that the use of the curriculum led to significant student learning gains in content knowledge as well as increases in student confidence in content knowledge and greater interest in the field of biodiversity conservation.

"Gone Stay Gone," a short story by assistant professor of English Henry Marchand, appeared in a recent edition of Rain Farm Press's online journal, Paradigm, at paradigmjournal.com.

A paper, "The effects of substituting oxygen for terminal nitrogen in aniline oligomers 2: a DFT comparison of diamino, dihydroxyl, and monoamino/monohydroxyl terminated aniline trimers" by Dr. Lawrence T. Sein, Jr., assistant professor of chemistry, and Amanda F. Lashua (chemistry '08) has been accepted for publication in the journal Synthetic Metals.

Dr. Larry QuarinoDirector of the forensic science program, Dr. Larry Quarino coauthored a paper titled, "The Forensic Science Assessment Test (FSAT): A Potential Tool for the Academic Assessment of Forensic Science Programs" which was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic Science Administration. Lawrence Presley of Arcadia University and Michael Hass of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Laboratory also coauthored the paper.

Associate professor of psychology, Dr. Micah Sadigh, had a paper published in the International Journal of Logotherapy entitled, “Transcending Inauthenticity, Meaninglessness, and Death: Literary Analysis through the Lens of Franklian Psychology.”

"Books are the Things with Pages," an essay by Henry Marchand, assistant professor of English, has been published in The Irascible Professor at irascibleprofessor.com.

An article titled "Current Issues in Forensic Science Higher Education" written by assistant professor of chemistry, Dr. Thomas Brettell, and Dr. Quarino has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. It will be published in August 2009.

Dean of gradate studies and the chair of history, law and politics, Dr. Kim Spiezio has contributed a chapter entitled "Engaging General Education" to an edited volume that has just been published by Jossey-Bass. The book, Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices, was commissioned by the national office of Campus Compact and was edited by Dr. Barbara Jacoby at the University of Maryland.

In "Memoir 101," an article appearing in the November/December 2008 issue of Healthy You magazine, assistant professor of English Henry Marchand offered his advice for those who wish to leave a personal, written legacy for family members and future generations. (http://www.lvh.org/downloads/hy/2008-11/self_memoir.pdf)

Dr. Nancy Johnston, assistant professor of nursing, recently had a manuscript accepted for publication in “Biological Research for Nursing” (co-authored by Dr. Elizabeth Corwin, Ohio University & Dr. Linda Pugh, Johns Hopkins University) entitled “Symptoms of Postpartum Depression Associated with Elevated Levels of Interleukin-1 Beta During the First Month Postpartum.”

A research article by Shannon McDermott (’07) and Dr. Richard Kliman, associate professor, biological sciences titled “Estimation of Isolation Times of the Island Species in the Drosophila Simulans Complex from multilocus DNA Sequence Data” was published in PLoS ONE. Shannon is currently in the Ph.D. program in genetics and genomics at Duke University, where she is continuing study of Drosophila speciation.

A text written by assistant professor of English, Henry Marchand, for use in advanced secondary English and humanities curricula, has been adopted for use in the Multicultural Literature curriculum at Madison Accelerated High School in Madison, Illinois. The text provides primary readings and a thematic framework which “provide insight into the writers’ experiences of American society as members of a particular group and, more importantly, affirm the unity of humankind,” as stated in course materials posted at madisoncusd12.org.

Dr. Carolyn Segal An essay titled “My Summer Idyll” by Dr. Carolyn Segal, professor of English was published this summer in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In September, Dr. Segal received the Alumnae Faculty Award at the annual Alumnae Council meeting.

Megan Zellner, a 2008 graduate of the Master of Science Program in Forensic Science, and Dr. Lawrence Quarino have submitted a manuscript to the Journal of Forensic Science titled “Differentiation of Twenty-One Glitter Lip Glosses by Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy.” The paper has been accepted for publication and will appear in the July 2009 edition of the journal.

2008 Publications

Dr. Kathleen Boland, associate provost/associate professor of social work has developed a syllabus “Law and Ethics in Social Work” that has been accepted for publication in the book Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics. The book will be published in October 2008.

Dr. Catherine M. Cameron, professor of anthropology, and John B. Gatewood have published an article “Beyond, Sand, and Sea: The Emergent Tourism Programme in the Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI, ” published in the Journal of Heritage Tourism. Volume 3(1):1-20, winter 2008.

Dr. Sandra K. Leh, assistant professor and director of undergraduate nursing programs, published “Preconceptions: A Concept Analysis for Nursing” published in the fall edition of Nursing Forum, 42(3), 109-122.

Dr. Michael W. Sarver, assistant professor of mathematics, published “FR3D: finding local and composite recurrent structural motifs in RNA 3D structures,” (with Zirbel, Craig L / Stombaugh, Jesse / Mokdad, Ali / Leontis, Neocles B), Special Issue on RNA, Journal of Mathematical Biology, 2008; 56 (1-2):p.215-52.

Dr. James Brancato, professor of communication, recently published the article “Domesticating Politics: The Representation of Wives and Mothers in American Reality Television” in the journal, Film and History, Volume 37:2, Fall 2007.

Brian Gestring, assistant professor of forensic science, co-authored a book chapter with Mark Gestring titled “Gunshot Injury: Overview of Ballistics, Wounding, and Clinical Management Principles”. The chapter can be found in the textbook “Trauma” from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins publishing.

Dr. Lawrence Quarino, associate professor of chemical sciences and director of the College’s forensic science program, co-authored with Max Houck (Forensic Science Program, West Virginia University) the article “Saving Us from Ourselves: Recreating Forensic Science” that was published in the February/March 2008 edition of Forensic Magazine.

Ibolya Balog, assistant professor of accounting, has co-authored “JEEP (Joint Ethics Enforcement Program): A Vehicle for Navigating Difficult Ethical Terrain,” with Thomas R. Clay of Clay & Gascoine LLC, for the Winter 2008 Edition (Volume 78, Number 4) of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Gaetan T. Giannini, chair and assistant professor of business has written the study guide for the text “Business in Action,” Bovee & Thill, Pearson-Prentice Hall.  Giannini was also a member of the review panel for “Marketing, An Introduction,” 9e, Armstrong & Kotler, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2009. Along with Arlene Peltola, assistant professor, Giannini conducted two focus groups with Cedar Crest marketing students to help publishers Pearson-Prentice Hall determine new directions for course content delivery methods that go beyond the text.

Dr. Richard M. Kliman, associate professor of biological sciences co-authored a review article with Joseph M. Comeron and Anna Williford of the University of Iowa. It was published in the January 2008 issue of the journal Heredity: “The Hill-Robertson effect: evolutionary consequences of weak selection and linkage in finite populations.” For several years, Kliman and Comeron have been studying selection conflicts that arise when the genetic targets of natural selection are located near each other on a chromosome.

Last Updated: 4/3/09