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Education. Her research, “Tradeoffs Amongst Fatigue, Wear and Oxidation Resistance of Cross-Linked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Atwood and Tomas Estrada presented “Characteristics of Successful Student-Faculty Interaction outside the Classroom” at the June 2011 annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Pol i t ical Sci ence

Paul Gottfried published a series of opinion-editorials in the Lancaster (Pa.) New Era/Intelligencer Journal. April Kelly-Woessner’s recent book, “The Still Divided Academy”—which she co-authored with Matthew Woessner, Penn State Harrisburg, and Stanley Rothman—was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The authors also penned an opinion-editorial, which was published by The Washington Post and other national news outlets. Kelly-Woessner published “Promoting a ‘House of Study’” in Society. Kyle Kopko ’05 and Christopher Devine, The Ohio State University, published “The Vice Presidential Home State Advantage Reconsidered: Analyzing the Interactive Effect of Home State Population and Political Experience, 1884–2008” in the March 2011 edition of the journal Presidential Studies Quarterly. E. Fletcher McClellan published “Can President Obama Get Back on Track?” in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.). W. Wesley McDonald informed an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Oya Ozkanca

participated on the panel, “The Changing Character of the Transatlantic Security Relationship,” at the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies in March 2011. At the March 2011 International Studies Association annual meeting, Ozkanca presented “Double Veto Players on Transatlantic Security Relations: Turkey as an Outside Veto Player on the European Security and Defense Policy and Cyprus as an Outside Veto Player on NATO” and served as chair of two panels. At the 2011 European Union Studies Association’s conference,

she presented “The Future of EU-NATO Security Relations: A Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis of Turkish and French Grand Strategies”—which was co-authored with Colette Mazzucelli, New York University—and “Transitional Justice and Security Sector Reform: The Role of the EU and Other Multilateral Institutions in Building Kosovo’s Police Force”—which was co-authored with Katy Crossley-Frolick, Denison University. In addition, she informed a story on the crisis in Egypt that was published by the Lancaster (Pa.) Newspapers.


Michael Roy co-authored with Shannon Moore ’11 the poster, “Positive Self-Statements and Motivation,” which Moore presented at the January 2011 Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference. Also at the conference, Roy presented “Predicting Personality from Dog Ownership,” which he co-authored with Moore, Stephanie Reynard ’11, Stephen Marks ’10 and Jeffrey Mastrangelo ’09. John Teske published “Stories, Myths and Human Identity in Cognitive Neuroscience and Religion” in “The Human Project in Science and Religion.” Teske also was guest editor for a section, titled “The Mythic Reality of the Autonomous Individual,” and contributed “Externalism, Relational Selves, and Redemptive Relationships” for the March 2011 issue of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. He chaired a February 2011 meeting of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science’s Long Range Conference Planning Committee.

Rel igious Studi es

Jeffery Long published “Bhagavan Sri Krishna: Deep Religious Pluralist? Religious Pluralism in the Bhagavad Gita” in the fall 2010 issue of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies and “Sri Ramakrishna and the Harmony of Religions: The Experiential Basis of Vedantic Religious Pluralism” in the January 2011 issue of Prabuddha Bharata. Also, an interview with J. Long informed “American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation—How Indian Spirituality Changed the West”

and an Associated Press story on a Hindu temple in central Pennsylvania. J. Long was awarded a grant from the International Jain Studies Institute to teach in the International Summer School for Jain Studies in New Delhi, India, in June 2011. Michael Long was an invited lecturer at an event sponsored by the New York Historical Archives and the Houston Public Library. His most recent book, “Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall,” has been featured or reviewed in a variety of publications—such as The Boston Globe, The St. Louis American and the Washington Attorney—and has generated articles, including those penned by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kenneth Cooper for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In addition, M. Long published a book review for Interpretation and commentaries on Martin Luther King Jr. and gay rights for The Advocate and The Washington Blade. His other books recently were reviewed by The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Catholic Book Review and Interpretation.

Social Work

Vivian Bergel published “The Jewish Perspective on Peace and Nonviolence” in the winter 2011 Plumb Line newsletter. She presented “Reducing Ageist Perceptions in a Faith-Based Student Organization” at the March 2011 annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Susan Mapp published an invited commentary on research involving the social service needs of human trafficking survivors in the Journal of Applied Research on Children. Mapp was appointed program chair for the 2012 national conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors and to a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. Mapp and Traci Brenner Rogers ’05 published “Improving Effectiveness for Support Groups for Males with HIV/ AIDS: Feedback from Leaders and Potential Participants” in the Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services.

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