Faculty Scholarship

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2015

Edgar J. Hartung, JD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Dr. Hartung was interviewed Dec. 28, 2015 by CBS 21 news (Harrisburg, Pa.), on the potential threat by ISIS in the United States and the arrest of Jalil Lbn Ameer Aziz. Headline: “Former FBI Agent Weighs in on Potential Terrorist Threat after Aziz Arrest”

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Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok published his review of "Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland" in the Nov. 5, 2015 issue of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a presentation "Heaven and Moral Efficacy: Stoic way and Confucian way" at the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Conference (Fordham University, New York, Oct., 25, 2015), where he discussed moral psychological models of agent- based and patient-based systems of morality in Stoicism and early Confucianism. And just a day earlier, Dr. Seok gave a presentation "Constructive Moral Emotion: Xunzi and Prinz" at the Symposium on Chinese Philosophy: New Directions in Chinese Philosophy (University of Pennsylvania). He discussed Chinese philosopher Xunzi's and Jesse Prinz's Moral constructivism and interpreted Xunzi's view from the perspective of reliabilitistic moral epistemology.

Peggy Bowen-Hartung, Ph.D., CTS
Associate Professor of Psychology
Edgar J. Hartung, JD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Presentation: “Our Lives in Law Enforcement”
Co-presented at the Kyle D. Pagerly Explorer Post #027 Annual Awards Banquet. Both professors shared the history of events in their respective careers, and the choices they have made. Dr. Hartung discussed his career as FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Dr. Bowen-Hartung discussed her career as a Forensic Psychologist.

Kathleen Muzevich, Ed.D.
First Year Seminar Director
Dr. Muzevich has been invited to serve on the BCIU Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Council. This council vets graduate level courses offered to teachers for Instructional II certification, Act 48 hours and/or Master’s Equivalency status. It meets three times per year, October, February and April. The council is comprised of representatives from the BCIU, local universities, and county school districts.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok presented a paper "Computer Menus and Restaurant Menus: Embodied Spatial Metaphors" at the Third Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy, Bethlehem, Pa., Oct. 9, 2015. In his presentation, he analyzed the metaphor of restaurant menu. He argued that most menus and lists are metaphors of the bodily activities.

StoberSpencer S. Stober, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Jim Klucsarits and Spence Stober co-taught a unit on Ecology for the PA Master Naturalist training program sponsored by the Berks County Conservancy, Sept. 9.

Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication and English
Dr. Fitzpatrick published “Rater Perceptions of Bias Using Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Format” (September 2015), with medical doctors Richard Alweis and Anthony Donato, Reading Hospital Medical Center, in the International Journal of Education and Training Studies. The study investigated rater and structural systematic biases of the MMI process for medical residency.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Bongrae Seok presented his paper "Musical Festivity and Confucian Virtuoso" at the Eighth Geo-Aesthetics Conference, Towson University Baltimore, Md. In this presentation he analyzed the non-instrumental value of music and ritual discussed in early Confucian tradition.

ChownGregory Chown, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Chown works with law enforcement and mergency services agencies, bringing his trained Human Remains Detection dog to possible cadaver sites. In August, he was part of a large operation in Schuylkill County. >> Watch video


Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications and English
In August 2015, Dr. Fitzpatrick led an interactive workshop on developing elevator speeches and community symposium statements for the Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) in Reading, Pa.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a presentation on "Zombies, Psychopaths, and Confucian Village Worthies: Internalist Interpretation of Confucian Moral Psychology" at the International Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) Conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 24, 2015.

Kimberly Stoudt, Ed.D., ATC, EMT
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Dr. Stoudt was given a Service Award during the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society's (PATS) 35th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Gettysburg, Pa., June 11-13. Awards were presented to Hall of Fame inductees, distinguished merit representatives, team physician award recipients and scholarship winners.

Photo: SeokBongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a presentation on Embodied Moral Psychology and Nociceptive Mirror Emotion at the
Center for Cognitive Science, Yonsei University, South Korea, July 15, 2015.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a lecture on "Embodied Moral Psychology in Confucianism and Buddhism" at the
Institute of Philosophy at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, July 14, 2015.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a lecture on "Moral Psychology and Embodied Emotion" at the Institute of Human, Environment, and Future at In-Je University, Seoul, South Korea, July 13, 2015.

photo: Wise book coverChristopher H. Wise, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, ATC
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Wise authored "Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy - From Art to Evidence," which outlines perspectives, principles, philosophical approaches, and practice of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.




Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a lecture on Embodied Space in Psychopathology and Art at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (CAPE) in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, July 9, 2015.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a lecture on Empathy and Nociceptive Mirror Emotion at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (CAPE) at the Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, July 8, 2015.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok gave a presentation on moral psychology, embodied cognition, empathy, and psychopathy at the Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy, at the University of Tokyo in Japan, July 3, 2015.

Jodi Radosh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Radosh was awarded a Summer 2015 Excellence Grant to co-author a video production textbook that teaches the basics of small-scale studio production and field production. Chapters in “Shoot, Edit, Share: Video Production for Mass Media, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations” include basic editing techniques, graphics production, shooting online videos, and techniques for creating viral videos. The book is due out for publication in Jan. 2017.

Christopher H. Wise, PT, DPT, Ph.D.(c), OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, ATC
DPT Program Director
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Wise co-authored a Summer 2015 Faculty Excellence Grant: “The Development and Integration of Intra-Curricular Cases (ICC) into First Year, Doctor of Physical Therapy Curricula,” culminating in the utilization of patient cases across multiple first year DPT courses.

Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications and English
Adam Heinze, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
In May/June 2015, Drs. Fitzpatrick & Heinze co-led Alvernia students in study abroad experiences in Los Tres Brazos, a poverty stricken area of Santo Domingo, D.R. The team conducted ESL adult instruction, completed elementary science experimentation/educational crafts, created a rainwater catchment pilot project, and documented experiences through journals and photography.

PH: BergerTravis A. Berger
Master in Organizational Leadership Program Founder & Coordinator
Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Berger and Seok delivered a keynote presentation on Ethics & Leadership for the Accounting & Finance Conference, April 27. The conference was hosted by Albright College's Center for Excellence in Local Government. 

Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication and English
Dr. Fitzpatrick completed the English as a second language (ESL) seminars of the Literacy Coalition and received a Certificate in English Forward (ESL) Instructor Training in April 2015.

PH: RochowiczJohn A Rochowicz, Jr., Ed.D.
Professor of Mathematics/Physics
Dr. Rochowicz mentored and advised seven mathematics majors in their research as they prepared for the annual Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Conference held at Albright College on April 18, 2015. Research topics for the conference included a) Bio-Informatics and the Decoding of the Human Genome, b) Card Counting c) Deductive Reasoning and Sudoku, d) Mathematics and Sports e) Cake-cutting Apportionment and Game Theory, f) The Algorithmic Development of the Calendar and g) Music and Mathematics.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok published his paper "Moral Psychology of Shame in Early Confucian Philosophy" in Frontiers of Philosophy in China. 10(1): 21–57 (March, 2015). In this paper, he explains how and why Confucian shame is an ideal moral disposition.

John A Rochowicz, Jr., Ed.D.
Professor of Mathematics/Physics
On March 17, 2015 Dr. Rochowicz judged physics and physical science exhibits at the Reading Berks Science and Engineering Fair at Albright College and sponsored by the Intel Corporation. Exhibits judged included WIFI interference, bridge construction and the analysis of sports and the instruments used for them. "The winning exhibit that stood out in my section was the chemical mixtures for skin moisturizers and perpetual energy."

Christopher H. Wise, PT, DPT, Ph.D.(c), OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC, ATC
DPT Program Director
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Wise offered “Joint mobilization of the Hip and Knee” as a continuing education presentation, performed as part of a course entitled, “Hip and Knee Update” in 2015. In addition, he presented a “Joint Mobilization Lab” as part of a course entitled, “Soft Tissue Buffet.”

Gerald S. Vigna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Theology
Dr. Vigna was awarded the Temple University Alumni Association (TUAA) Impact Award in April for his work with Temple’s College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association (CLAAA). Dr. Vigna has served the CLAAA as a board member, vice president, and president over the last 15 years as well as serving terms on the TUAA board. He currently serves as immediate past president of CLAAA and director-at-large on the TUAA board.

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Janae Sholtz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Sholtz wrote “Bruising the Rose: Becoming Beautiful in Gordon Bearn’s Life Drawing: A Deleuzian Aesthetics of Existence” for the journal of “Comparative and Continental Philosophy” (May). Sholtz considers Deleuze’s work as an aesthetic existentialism, focusing on the Nietzschean influences in the commensurate ethics of affirmation that would be necessitated.


Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok published his paper "Mencius’s Ceyinzhixin and Nociceptive Mirror Emotion: Embodied Moral Psychology of Confucian Philosophy” in The Philosophical Challenge from China (edited by Brian Bruya) MIT press (April 2015).

Christopher H. Wise, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Wise published “Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: From Art to Evidence,” Philadelphia, Pa., F.A. Davis & Co; April 2015. The primary objective of this text is to serve as the definitive resource on the principles and practice of OMPT for physical therapist students, instructors, clinicians, and researchers.

Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok presented his paper "Is Wu-wei Hot or Cold? Slingerland’s Trying not to Try” at the APA (American Philosophical Association) conference, Vancouver Canada, April 1, 2015.

McFeeRosemary C. McFee, M.Ed.
Instructor of Criminal Justice
McFee presented “The Female Offender Across the Curriculum” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Orlando, Fla. on March 6, 2015.

Rosemarie Chinni, Ph.D.
Chair, Science & Mathematics
Associate Professor of Chemistry/Forensic Science
Dr. Chinni presented a workshop “A Novel Experience for Undergraduates to Develop Their Own Laboratory Experiment During Their Instrumental Analysis Course” at Pittcon (The Pittsburgh Conference) in New Orleans, La., March 2015.

Janae Sholtz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Sholtz presentd “Importance of Minor Practice for Inventing a People-to-Come: Being True to the Deterritorialized Earth" at the Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subject, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism, Brock University, Canada, Feb. 2015.

PH: WayErin Way Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Way authored “Write Club: The formation of junior faculty in the Franciscan intellectual tradition” Lange, R., Way, E., Rampson, P., & Heinze, A. (in press) for the AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education. This paper discusses the formation of a scholarship support group that is consistent with the Franciscan tradition. The diverse professional and personal backgrounds of the members and the institutional support are identified as strengths of the group.

Dr. HartungEdgar J. Hartung, M.A., JD
Chair, Criminal Justice
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Dr. Hartung was featured in the March issue of the FBI Former Special Agents Society's monthy magazine "The Grapevine," as a retired FBI Agent who has successfully moved on to a second career.


Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok presented his papers "Moral Psychology of Emotion and Toegye’s (Yi Hwang’s) Neo-Confucianism" and "Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Buddhist Moral Psychology" at the American Philosophical Association (APA) meeting in Philadelphia Dec. 2014.

PH: FitzpatrickCaroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications & English
Dr. Fitzpatrick served as the producer, co-director, and script-writer for a documentary short on the history of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. >> See the 21-minute video.

 

 


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