Marcy Delcourt - Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
Dr. Marcy Delcourt -
2008 Teaching Excellence Award Winner
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Faculty Recognition Ceremony
December 10, 2008

Sponsored by
The Faculty Development & Recognition Committee

George Kain, Chair

Michael Chappell
    Kathleen Hinga
Lynne Clark
    Russell Hirshfield
Irene Duffy
    Kimberly Rybczyk


(Formal Program Commences at 4:15 p.m.)

Opening Remarks........................................................................... Dr. George Kain, Chair
                                                                   Faculty Development & Recognition Committee

Remarks by the President........................................... Dr. James W. Schmotter, President

Earned Degrees...................................................................... Dr. Linda K. Rinker, Provost

Introduction of the School Deans.......................................................... Dr. Linda K. Rinker

Ancell School of Business.............................................................. Dr. Allen Morton, Dean

School of Arts & Sciences................................................... Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad, Dean

School of Professional Studies........................................................ Dr. Lynne Clark, Dean

School of Visual & Performing Arts.............................................. Dr. Carol Hawkes, Dean

WCSU Teaching Excellence Award...................... Dr. Linda Rinker & Dr. James Schmotter

Closing Remarks......................................................................................... Dr. George Kain

Earned Degrees

Anthony Ciarleglio (Cooperative Education)
New Degree: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  Dissertation Title: “The Relationship Among Cooperative Education Program Participation, Student Grade Point Average and Retention,” Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, May 22, 2008.

Pano Koukopoulos (Environmental & Facilities Services)
New Degree: Fire Service Instructor 1, Connecticut Fire Academy, February 15, 2008.


Daniel W. Barrett (Psychology)
“Evaluating the Risk and Attractiveness of Romantic Partners When Confronted with Contradictory Cues,” AIDS and Behavior 11, 2007.

Test bank for Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction, Boston: Pearson Education, 2007.

“Informational Influence,” in Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, R. F. Baumeister, K. D. Vohs, eds., Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2007.

John R. Coleman (Management)
Co-author: “Medication Administration: The Implementation Process of Bar Coding for Medication Administration to Enhance Medication Safety,” Nursing Economics, May/June 2008, Vol. 26 No 3, 2007: 207-210.

Co-author: “Telehomecare and Case Disease Management (CDM) Strategies: Excellent Combination for Pay for Performance (P4P),” The Remington Report, July/August 2007: 60, 62.

Marcia A. B. Delcourt (Education and Educational Psychology)
Co-editor (Book): Inquiry in Education: Overcoming Barriers to Successful Implementation, Boca Raton, Florida: Erlbaum-Routledge, 2007.

Author (Chapter): “Creative Productive Behavior and Self-Regulation: Keys to Developing Projects in the Natural and Social Sciences,” Boca Raton, Florida, 2007.

Co-author: “The Phantom of the Science Fair,” Boca Raton, Florida, 2007.

The Effects of Programming Arrangements on the Achievement and Self-Concept of Gifted Elementary School Students,” Gifted Child Quarterly, 51(4), 2007: 359-381. 

Ronald Drozdenko (Marketing)
Co-author: “The Changing Price of Brand Loyalty under Perceived Time Pressure,” Journal of Product and Brand Management, Volume 17, No. 2, 2008.

Co-author: “Managerial Socialization in Short-Term Hospitals,” Emerging Business Theories for Educators and Practitioners, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Laurel Halloran (Nursing)
“Wrestling Injuries in High School Athletes,” Orthopaedic Nursing, 273, 2008: 189. 194.

“How My Students Helped Me Realize a Childhood Dream,” K. T. Heinrich ed., A Nurse's Guide to Presenting and Publishing - Dare to Share, Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007: 334-341. 

Pano Koukopoulos (Environmental & Facilities Services)
“Safety Training: We're Lovin’ It,” Occupational Health & Safety 766, 2007: 73-75.

“Safe Practice,” Fire Chief 525, 2008: 60-63.

Fred Maidment (Management)
Editor: Annual Editions: Human Resources, Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Services 2007-2008.

“Globalization and the American Labor Force,” Journal Of Individual Employee Rights 112, 2003-2004, reprinted in Annual Editions: Human Resources.

Burton Peretti (History and Non-Western Cultures)
“The Creative Sound,” History Beyond the Text, Corinna Peniston Bird and Sarah Barbar eds., London: Routledge, 2008.

Ed Sandifer (Mathematics)
How Euler Did It, Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America (MAA), July 2007.

Euler at 300: An Appreciation, Washington, DC: MAA, July 2007.

Co-author: “Area Without Integration - Make Your Own Planimeter,” Hands On History: A Resource for Teaching Mathematics, 2007.

“Euler’s Solution to the Basel Problem: The Longer Story,” Euler at 300: An Appreciation, MAA, 2007.

“Introduction,” Euler at 300: An Appreciation, MAA, 2007.

“Euler Rows the Boat,” Euler at 300:An Appreciation, MAA, 2007.

“How Euler Did It,” Triangle Geometry in the 19th Century, Tof, November 2007.

S. Alba Skar (World Languages & Literature)
“El Narcotrafico y Lo Femenino en el Cine Colombiano Internacional Rosario Tijeras y Mara Llena Eres De Gracia,” Alpha Revista de Artes Letras y Filosofia 115-131, December 25, 2007.

Leah G. Stambler (Education and Educational Psychology)
“Character and Civics Education as Scaffolds for Teaching about the Holocaust,” Paths to Teaching the Holocaust. Duboys, Tibbi, ed., Sense Publishers, 2008.

“Civic Engagement through Civic Education,” Democracy & Civic Education: Implications for Teacher Preparation and a National Agenda for Inquiry, American Association for State Colleges and Universities (AASCU): 34-38.

“Women of African Descent and Politics: Voices of African-American Suffragists, 1848-1920 (A Curriculum Unit),” Conference Proceedings of the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, 2008.

“The Historical Context and Work of Native American Women Who Resisted U.S. Government Policies and Practices that Worked to Obliterate Native Cultures in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” Conference Proceedings of the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, 2008.


Ellen Abate (Nursing)
“Best Practices in Community Based Nursing Practice: Evaluating a Model of Care for Families of At-Risk Infants and Children,” Association of Community Health Educators Nursing (ACHNE) 2007, Annual Institute, June 2, 2007.

Kappa Alpha Chapter, 16th Annual All Connecticut Chapters Collaborative Research Day, Western Connecticut State University, April 4, 2008. 

Daniel W. Barrett (Psychology)
“A Social Influence Demonstration,” Annual Conference of the Northeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology and Northeastern Psychological Association, Danbury, Connecticut, October 2007.

Daryle L. Brown (Nursing)
“Faculty Interactions that Promote Cultural Sensitivity,” Sigma Theta Tau International 39th Biennial Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2007.

“Using Art and Literature in the Clinical Setting - an Innovative Assignment,” Professional Nurse Educators Group 34th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2007.

Michael J. Chappell (English)
“First as Tragedy Second as Farce: The Wild One and Wild Hogs as Representations of Class Revolution and Counter Revolution,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Francisco, California, March 2008.

Marcia A. B. Delcourt (Education and Educational Psychology)
“Cognitive and Affective Learning Outcomes of Gifted Elementary School Students: How to Investigate Program Effects for Gifted Children,” The Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Grantees Conference, Hartford, Connecticut, October 2007.

Ronald Drozdenko (Marketing)
Co-presenter:  “Using Consumer Perceived Risks to Set Optimal Discount Levels,” Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Consumer Services Science, San Francisco, California, July 2007.

Co-presenter: “Organizational Value Systems, Ethics Code Enforcement, and Employee Ethics,” International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2008.

“The Policy Implications of our Empirical Research on Values, Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Organizational Outcomes: A Study of Information Professionals,” International Technology Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, March 2008.

George F. Kain (Justice and Law Administration)
Roundtable: “Teaching Corrections: A Discussion of Opportunities, Strategies, and Issues,” at the 45th Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 11-15, 2008.

Roundtable: “Hiring Professors: What to Look For and What to Look Out For,” at the 45th Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 11-15, 2008.

“Service Learning in the Curriculum: Understanding Its Multidisciplinary Use and Benefits,” Connecticut Consortium on Legal and Civic Education (CCLCE), Western Connecticut State University, October 23, 2007.

Pano Koukopoulos (Environmental & Facilities Services)
“Exciting! Charismatic! Stupendous! EHS Training that Works,” Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), National Conference, July 25, 2007.

Fred Maidment (Management)
“Certificates in Small Business Management: Entrepreneurship at Community Colleges,” Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, San Antonio, Texas, January 2008.

“Strategic Organization Diversity: A Model,” 8th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Montreal, Canada, June 2008. 

“International Off-Shoring Changes in the Global Economy,” Northeast Business and Economic Association, November 2007. 

Joan Palladino (Nursing)
Co-presenter: “What if Florence was a Felon?” The Association for the Advancement of Educational Research Conference, Hutchinson Island, Florida, November 8, 2007.

Bill Petkanas (Communication)
“Using Non-evaluative Observations To Improve Teaching,” Communication Association Conference, New Jersey, March 2008. 

Roundtable: “The Recording Industry,” New York State Communication Association Conference, October 2007.

Ed Sandifer (Mathematics)
“Five Pearls of Euler,” Kenneth O. May Lecture, Joint meeting of Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics and British Society for History of Mathematics, Concordia University, Montreal, July 2007.

“Euler and Engineering,” Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, August 2007.

S. Alba Skar (World Languages & Literature)
“Authoring Puerto Rican Identity: The Politics of Language and Literature,” National Association of Hispanic Latino Studies Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 2008.

Leah G. Stambler (Education and Educational Psychology)
“Civics Education as a Stepping Stone to Civic Engagement,” Annual National Meeting of the American Democracy Project-AASCU, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6-9, 2007.

“Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses . . . As Long As They Are Not Asian Women,” Annual Meeting of the National Social Science Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 5-8, 2007.

“The Historical Context and Work of Native American Women Who Resisted U.S. Government Policies and Practices that Worked to Obliterate Native Cultures in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries,” 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 5-8, 2008.

“Women of African Descent and Politics: Voices of African-American Suffragists, 1848-1920 (A Curriculum Unit),” 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 5-8, 2008.

Annie Wong (Finance)
“Why Did Foreign Firms Upgrade Their US Listings?”  The Global Management Information Technology Research Conference, Manhattan, New York, May 2008.


Daryle L. Brown (Nursing)
-Connecticut Nurses Association, Region V Council, 2003 – present.
-Connecticut Nurses Association Editorial Board, 2003 – present.
-Connecticut Nurses Association House of Delegates, 2007 – 2009.
-National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
-Item Writer: NCLEXRN Licensing Exam, October 2007.

Anthony Ciarleglio (Cooperative Education)
-Executive Board of Directors, New England Association for Cooperative Education
and Field Experience (NEACEFE), 2002-2008.

John R. Coleman (Management)
-Reviewer: SUNY IT, Journal of Management, 2003 – 2008.
-Reviewer: Scientific Journal International, Journal of Management, 2007 — 2008.
-Faculty Liaison: APICS, Danbury Chapter 242, The Association
for Operation Management, 2004 – 2008.

Marcia A. B. Delcourt (Education and Educational Psychology)
-Editorial Board Member for The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education.
-Editorial Review Board for Gifted Child Quarterly.
-Contributing Editor: Roeper Review.
-Editorial Advisory Board Member: Parenting for High Potential.
-Executive Board Member: Research Chair, Phi Delta Kappa, Western Connecticut
State University, Chapter #0176.

George F. Kain (Justice and Law Administration)
-Board of Directors for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty,
 September 2007-2010.
-Board of Directors, Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut (PCAC).
-Coordinator for Professional Training, 2007-present.

Pano Koukopoulos (Environmental & Facilities Services)
-Advisory Board, Northwest Connecticut Regional Hazmat Team, 2005-present.

Joan Palladino (Nursing)
-Government Relations Committee, Connecticut Nurses Association.
-Chair: Political Action Committee, Connecticut Nurses Association.

Burton Peretti (History and Non-Western Cultures)
-Liberal Arts Council, Western Governors University, 2007 - present.

Bill Petkanas (Communication)
-Associate Editor, The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 2003 to present.

Ed Sandifer (Mathematics)
-Secretary, The Euler Society.
-Associate Editor, International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science.


Daryle L. Brown (Nursing)
Josephine A. Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education, Connecticut Nurses Association, 102nd Annual Convention, October 23, 2008.

Marcia A. B. Delcourt (Education and Educational Psychology)
“Woman of Achievement,” Western Connecticut State University, Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, May 8 2008.

Co-PI, Grant: L’identification et l’evaluation des résultats de la participation dans l’apprentissage et l’enseignement basés sur l’enquête: Lancer les passerelles entre la recherche et la pratique, Fonds de recherché sur la société et la culture, McGill University, Québec, Canada, 2008.

Joan Palladino (Nursing)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Educational Advancement Scholarship, May 2008.

Annie Wong (Finance)
Best Presenter Award, Global Management Information Technology Research Conference, Summer 2008.


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