Faculty Achievements

School of Science

louise_freeman Louise Freeman, associate professor of psychology

Invited to be a Proposal Review Panelist for the Neural Systems Cluster of the National Science Foundation Division of Integrative Organismal Systems; the panel will meet April 7–9 in Washington, D.C.

Accepted as Instructor in Residence for the inaugural Young Adult Literature Conference and Symposium to be held June 2–6 at Louisiana State University. She will teach a five-day course for middle and high school English teachers on “Divergent Thinking: Psychology and Neuroscience as Keys to Understanding Roth’s Dystopian World” and also present two breakout sessions on the psychology of Harry Potter.

achievement_nadinegergelhackett Nadine Gergel-Hackett, assistant professor of physics

A presentation, with Inna Kirilyuk ’14, “Low-Cost Flexible Memristor Fabrication,” at the American Physical Society’s March Meeting (the largest international physics meeting), March 3, Denver, CO. Their work was awarded an Undergraduate Research Presentation Award.

School of Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies

achievement_douglasdavis Doug Davis, director of the criminal justice program

A presentation on criminal justice careers, Fishburne Military Academy, February 22.

A presentation on the importance of leadership at the Professional Executive Leadership School graduation, March 6,  University of Richmond.

Attended the mid-year conference of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police at the Stonewall Jackson, March 10–11; two criminal justice students also attended and participated in the conference.

A presentation on “things to do first,” ethics, and personnel issues in the New Chiefs School for the Virginia Chiefs of Police Foundation, March 19, Richmond.

achievement_amydiduch Amy Diduch, professor of economics

A paper, “Rebuild or retreat? Policy after Superstorm Sandy: A Case Study,” the Eastern Economic Association meeting, March 7, Boston.

achievement_danielmetraux Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies

An article, “The Escalating Japan-China Dispute and the Potential for War in East Asia,” to be published in the 2014 issue of Japan Studies Review.

achievement_johnwells John Wells, professor of sociology

A novel, Magic and Loss, published by iUniverse Press and won the publisher’s 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for best fiction of the year.

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

Ben Herz Nathan “Ben” Herz, professor, occupational therapy

A presentation on OT and essential tremor at the VCU Reasons for Hope Essential Tremor Education, March 1, Richmond.