Faculty Achievements

October 20, 2014

Doug Davis, director of the criminal justice program

Spoke on the importance of leaving a legacy and conducted mock promotional interviews for mid-managers at the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times, September 24, Roanoke.

Elected vice president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Justice Educators for the 2014–2016 year at the annual conference in Richmond.

Interviewed by PBS about crimes scenes, evidence, and how they tie a suspect to a crime.

Bruce Dorries, associate professor of communication

With Kai Kennedy and Doris Dodson presented From “Hope Kits” to “Walls of Hope”:  Bending Best Practices on an Alternative Spring Break to Cherident, Haiti. They will attend SUNY’s Intercultural Horizons Conference in New York City.

Named to the Staunton advisory board for WMRA public radio.

Allison Ellington, director of clinical education, doctor of occupational therapy

Co-presented to the Virginia Fieldwork Council on “Collaboration between local academic programs for fieldwork success.”

Joined the Brain Injury Triage Team for the CrossRoads to Brain Injury Recovery Community Support Program.

Sally James Sally James, professor of art history

Received a contract from Oxbow Publishers in England for her book, Art in England 6001600: The Saxons through the Tudors.

Professor of EnglishSarah Kennedy

An essay on four contemporary poets, “The Known World,” appeared in the Fall issue of West Branchand and was a prose feature on the Poetry Daily website in September.

Her second novel, City of Ladies, will be released in London on October 21 and in the US shortly after that.

Bess Maxwell, assistant professor, physical therapy

As president of the Aquatic Section of American Physical Therapy Association, led development of the National Aquatic Physical Therapist Certification program, launched in August 2014.

Kathy McCleaf, professor of health and studies of gender and sexuality

Invited to participate on a second term (2014–2016) on the editor’s review staff for Academic Advising Today, a national Academic Advising Association publication.

Invited to present Understanding Qualitative Research at the Western State Hospital Psychology Department’s development seminar on September 10, 2014.

Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies 

An essay, “Why Coolidge Matters,” in the Fall issue of Vermont History.

A review essay of Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty in the 2014 issue of Asian Ethnology.

An article,”Vermont’s Palatial Hildenr Estate and Lincoln Home,” in the October issue of Vermont’s Northland Journal.

Brenci Patino Brenci Patiño, assistant professor of Spanish 

Attended the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network Annual Summit (Encuentro) on October 3, where her student Anahí Trujillo-Camorlinga was presented with the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Scholarship.

David Paulk, program director and professor, physician assistant studies

Presented on mild traumatic brain injury in May at the AAPA National Conference.

Guest lectured in June at Philadelphia University on child abuse and neglect epidemiology, recognition and disclosure; pediatric seizures; pediatric headaches; and mild traumatic brain injury.

Lisa Shoaf, program director and professor, physical therapy

A presenter at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy annual meeting September 18–20 in San Francisco. The title of her presentation was “A Strategic Approach to Expanding Scope” in which she and the executive director of the Virginia PT Licensing Board highlighted how the Virginia PT Association and the licensing board have collaborated to enhance practice of physical therapy in Virginia.