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Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

JANICE BARRETT, professor and graduate program coordinator for communication, co-presented at the annual conference for the International Association for Conflict Management in Dublin, Ireland. She spoke alongside other experts in the field on "Cross-Cultural Research on Intractable Conflicts in Ireland and Israel." She also chaired a panel, "Communicating and Engaging with Internal Stakeholders," at the International Communication Association conference in Baltimore.

STEVEN BLOOM, associate vice president for academic affairs, published a book review of Eugene O'Neill Remembered in Resources for American Literary Study from The Pennsylvania State University Press. He was also the guest co-editor of The Eugene O'Neill Review (Vol.39 No.2) in 2018.

KENNETH CALHOUN, associate professor of art and graphic design, was published in award-winning literary journal Ploughshares. His story, "Doorway to Darkness," was featured in the publication's summer 2019 issue, edited by Pulitzer Prize recipient Viet Thanh Nguyen.

JILL CAREY, professor of fashion and curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection, developed a collaborative project with AMY MAYNARD, associate professor of education, "A Mobile Museum: The Use of Indigenous Mexican and Vietnamese Clothing to Develop Cross-Cultural Understanding for Elementary School Learners." Carey presented their work at the 30th Annual AAPLAC Conference in Mérida, Mexico.

CHRISTIANNE EASON, graduate coordinator and assistant professor of athletic training, joined the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) post-professional education committee. She is a contributing author on a NATA position statement on work-life balance, and presented a peer-to-peer session at the Athletic Training Educators' Conference on teaching professional advocacy.

CHARLOTTE FRAZIER, associate professor of psychology, and DEIRDRE DONOVAN, assistant professor of mathematics and program director of mathematics and information technology, will present at a joint conference between the Association of American Colleges & Universities and Project Kaleidoscope, "Transforming STEM Higher Education." Their presentation will focus on an interdisciplinary mentorship program aimed at attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups to STEM fields.

HORTENSE GERARDO, associate professor of anthropology and performing arts, presented to Arte Urbana Collectif in Sofia, Bulgaria. Staged readings of her works, Sauna and Face Work, took place this summer in Boston and Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Recent publications of her work include "The Makeover" in UnParalleled: A Collection of Eight Plays from New World Theatre Publishing, and "Company One Playlab" in The Dramatist.

JOSE GUZMAN, associate professor of Spanish, had an article published in the journal Kipus, "El sol bajo las patas de los caballos: Representation and critique of Spanish colonization as a metaphor and symbol of other conquests." He also spoke at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and Universidad Estatal de Bolívar.

ELIZABETH HARTMANN, associate professor of education, published a how-to article in Impact, a publication on inclusive education from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

MARISA HASTIE, professor of exercise science and program chair of exercise science and fitness management, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) at the annual ACSM meeting in Orlando, Florida. She also co-published a paper with alumnus JAMIE FARO '08 in the ACSM's flagship journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

CRIS HAVERTY, dean of the School of Health Sciences, led a group including DEIRDRE DONOVAN, MARISA HASTIE, and RON LAHAM, assistant professor of exercise science, in collaboration with Boston University's School of Medicine CityLab program and Wheelock College of Education faculty, on a STEM education project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the theme, "Science of Sport," the group created a curriculum incorporating aspects of sport, movement, and data science and delivered it at a four-day camp at Lasell.

STEPHANIE HEBERT, collections manager for the Lasell Fashion Collection, and JILL CAREY developed a collaborative partnership with the French Cultural Center in Boston. As a result, they shared a pop-up exhibit of French fashion at Boston Fashion Week 2019.

SARA LARGE, assistant professor of writing, presented as part of a panel, "Flipping the Career Script: Performing Motherhood Across and Against the Traditional Academic Labor Narrative," at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

MARGO LEMIEUX, professor of art and graphic design, attended a color woodcut workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, where she created an edition of prints, "Kosa," through a scholarship from The Boston Printmakers. She also had a painting, "Rabbit's Tea Party," accepted as part  of the Newton FenceART Project. 

JOANN M. MONTEPARE, director of the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, received a grant from The Retirement Research Foundation on "Building an Age-Friendly University (AFU) Network: An AGHE Information Webinar Series and Resource Library." She also published a paper in the Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.

MICHELLE NIESTEPSKI, associate dean of curricular integration, spoke on panel presentations at the UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing with YU-CHING ANNIE OU, assistant professor of writing and director of the ESL program, GREGORY CASS, instructor, and SARA LARGE. Niestepski and Ou presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and together with Large and JESSE TAURIAC, assistant vice president and chief diversity officer, the group presented at the Conference on Writing and Critical Thinking. 

ESTHER PEARSON, assistant professor of mathematics, was named a "Deserving Scholar and Researcher" at the international conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project. She will also be the lead guest editor for a proposed special issue, "Biostatistics in Biomedicine and Informatics," of the Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics

DOLORES RADLO, director of the Academic Achievement Center and Learning Disabilities Services, delivered a presentation, "Strategic Starfish Implementation: A Phased Approach," at the Hobsons Summer Institute's national conference.  

CLAUDIA RINALDI, associate professor and program chair for education, shared reports and presentations at the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of International Special Education & Services conference and at the American Federation of Teachers' Share My Lesson virtual conference. Rinaldi also spoke with Boston 25 News and New England Cable News about Lasell's Pathways to Teacher Diversity (PTD) program.  

STEPHEN SARIKAS, professor of biology, presented a workshop that taught participants how to use skeletons as a teaching tool in anatomy and physiology labs at the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society's annual conference.

DEV SINGER, technical services and electronic resources librarian, currently serves on the Barbara Gittings Literature Award Committee for the Stonewall Book Awards, presented annually to books of "exceptional merit relating to the GLBT experience." Award winners will be announced at the 2020 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. 

JENNIFER GRANGER SULLIVAN, director of student activities and orientation, received the Alumni Service Volunteer Award from UMass Dartmouth. The award is given to a graduate of UMass Dartmouth in recognition of loyal, unselfish, and consistent service to the institution and its alumni association. 

DONNELL TURNER, director of career development, became a Designing Your Life (DYL) certified coach, making him one of four in Massachusetts.

ERIN VICENTE, associate professor of communication, is the vice-president-elect and program planner for the 2019 Undergraduate College and University Section for the National Communication Association in Baltimore. 

NANCY WALDRON, associate professor of marketing and program chair for business, was appointed to the editorial board for the International Journal of Economics, Finance, and Management. She was recently accepted into Walden University's Ph.D. program, through which she will study law and public policy.  

MARTY WALSH, associate professor of management, presented a lecture as part of a series to a group of professional business and education leaders on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. The lecture, shared at the Massachusetts State Archives, focused on the failure of leadership in economics and management of geopolitical issues in the post-war world. 

TOM ZAWISZA, assistant professor of justice studies, published a paper in Crime Prevention and Community Safety, an international journal, entitled, "A donnybrook in downtown? Observations of controlling aggression and the use of effective place management in a southern entertainment area."

ZANE ZHENG, associate professor of psychology, received the American Psychological Association's Early Career Achievement Award. He was also selected to join the planning committee of Psi Chi's - the International Honor Society in Psychology - Network for International Collaborative Exchange.