Faculty Achievements: School of Science and School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies

February 13, 2013

Here are the latest faculty accomplishments from the School of Science and the School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies.

Doug Davis, director of the Criminal Justice Program
After only two years and before the first graduates, Mary Baldwin has been granted a charter from the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, with a chapter name of Nu Sigma. This achievement is a tribute to the college’s commitment to maintaining a quality program with high academic standards and to the students. The student president will be attending the annual conference in Dallas in March.
Paul Deeble, associate professor of biology
An article, “Xenotropic MLV Envelope Proteins Induce Tumor Cells to Secrete Factors That Promote the Formation of Immature Blood Vessels,” accepted for publication in the April 2013 edition of the journal Retrovirology, in collaboration with a group at UVA; co-authors Meera Murgai, James Thomas, Olga Cherepanova, Krista Delviks-Frankenberry, Vinay K. Pathak, David Rekosh and Gary K. Owens.
Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies
A paper, “The Very Dangerous Senkaku Island Dispute Between Japan and China,” the annual Conference of the South East Chapter, Association for Asian Studies, Wilmington, NC, January 19.
Carey Usher, associate professor of sociology
Attended a webinar, “Addressing the College Readiness Crisis: Innovative Strategies for Developmental Education, ” January 24.
Laura van Assendelft, professor of political science
Two book chapters, “Domestic Policymaking” and “Economic Policymaking,” 2012 election edition of American Government: Roots and Reform.