- Dr. Elliott Hammer (Psychology) co-chaired and was a discussant in a session titled, "Difficult Interactions with Students: Stories and Solutions," at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held in Atlanta in February.
- Ms. Gayna Stevens Credle, Instructional Specialist with the Center for
the Advancement of Teaching, exhibited her dissertation study Student
Interaction Patterns in Electronic Conference Systems, in the
Poster/Demonstration session of WebNet2001 (October 25, 2001) held in
Orlando, Florida. WebNet 2001 was co-sponsored by the Association for
the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
- Dr. Bruce Danner (English) published a paper, "'You that look pale and
tremble... That are but mutes and audience to this act': Hamlet in
the College Classroom" in the Journal of College Writing [4:1 (2001)].
- Ms. Elizabeth Moore Rhodes, School/University Liaison in the Center for
the Advancement of Teaching, was one of three symposium panelists on the
"Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Information Technology:
E-learning, Commercialization, and Measures of Success," at the April
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in
- During the 1999-2000 academic year, Drs. Mary Carmichael, Robert
Fulginiti, Barbara Green, and Kris Norenberg (all from the Biology
Department) developed a project to improve student learning in the first
semester General Biology course. Drs. Green and Norenberg have posted
from this project on the Web.
- Dr. Gerald Boodoo (Theology) is the Director of the "Faith and Learning
Programs" which has been established through a grant from the
Endowment, Inc. to institute and improve programs that support
theological explorations of vocation among Xavier's students, faculty,
and staff. Faculty serving on the Advisory Committee who, along Dr.
Boodoo participated in a research community during the 1998-99 academic
year that focused on the interaction of science and theology in
alternative medicine, include Dr. Michelle Boissiere (Biology and Center
for Undergraduate Research), Fr. Phillip Linden (Theology), and Dr.
Joseph Olubadewo (College of Pharmacy).
- Drs. Deborah Bordelon (Division of Education) and Nancy Martino
(Communications) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's
Special Education Programs to establish
Talk." The primary goal of "Project Talk" is to "...increase the number
of highly trained special education teachers from underrepresented
populations who are aware and responsive to speech and language
disorders and are prepared to work collaboratively with speech and
language pathologists." Drs. Bordelon and Martino and students
participated in a project during the 1999-2000 academic year that
focused on developing and promoting literacy skills.
- Mr. Major Jackson won the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for his
book, Leaving Saturn. Mr. Jackson gave a poetry reading at
the Second Annual Cave Canem Reading on April 25, 2001. The event was
presented by The Academy of American
Poets, Cave Canem: Workshops and Retreats for African American
Poets, and The New School
- Dr. Barbara Green (Biology), Ms. Megan Hill (Biology student), and
Ms. Carmen Echols (Biology student) presented a poster session entitled,
"Learning by Doing: Using Case Studies Written by Students" at the
February 2001 conference of The
Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and
- Dr. Jerry Farmer (Theology), Dr. Fred Humphrey (Philosophy), Dr.
Brian Fitch (UW-Stout, English),
and Dr. Alec Kirby (UW-Stout,
Political Science) presented a session entitled, "Promoting Greater
Student Responsibility Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Methodologies" at the February 2001 conference of The Collaboration for the Advancement of
College Teaching and Learning.
- "Euphoria," a poem by Mr. Major Jackson (English), was published in
The New Yorker (November 6, 2000). The poem will also be
published in the 8th edition of the college textbook anthology,
Reading and Writing the Human Experience. Another of Mr.
Jackson's poems, "How to Listen," also appeared in The New
Yorker (December 25, 2000). Mr. Jackson also received a
prestigious Writing Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown,
MA. He is in residency there during the 2000-2001 academic year.
- Dr. Deany Cheramie (English) wrote "Resources for Teaching English
Core Curriculum Classes." The book is on-line.
- Dr. Paul McCreary (Mathematics) presented a paper at the
Twenty-second Annual Meeting of The North American Chapter of the International Group for the
Psychology of Mathematics Education in October 2000 titled
"Apprenticeship in a Technology-rich Classroom."
- Dr. Nancy Martino (Communications) presented a workshop, "Why Can't
This Child Understand? Adjusting Language Through Three Continuums," at
a meeting of the New Orleans Chapter of the National Black Association for Speech,
Language, and Hearing.
- Drs. Bill Serban (Political Science) and Chris Doumen (Biology) gave
a presentation at the 7th HBCU Faculty Development Symposium titled
"Collaborating through Educational Technology: The Development of XULAneXUS, the
Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of Xavier University
- Drs. Cirecie Olatunji (Education), Todd Stanislav (Biology, Center
for the Advancement of Teaching), and Pamela Waldron-Moore (Political
Science) gave a presentation at the "Creating Partnerships - Creating
Scholarship: Strengthening Research, Teaching, and Learning with
Effective Use of Electronic Resources" workshop titled "Promoting and Incorporating the Use of
Electronic Databases." Dr. Stanislav also participated in a panel
discussion on "Action Planning and Evaluation."
- Dr. Joseph Ross (Biology) presented a paper titled "A Recipe for a
Conversation, or How I Stopped Worrying and Leaned to Love the New
Economy" at New York University's
national symposium, "Defining the Liberal Arts Institutional
- Dr. David Lanoue (English) delivered a paper, "Beyond Haibun: the
Haiku Novel" at the Haiku Society of America
conference in San Francisco. Dr. Lanoue also read from his novel, Haiku Guy.
- Dr. David Lanoue (English) received an honorable mention in the
World Haiku Festival 2000's
achievements competition for the translations
on his "Haiku
of Kobayashi Issa" website.
- Dr. David Lanoue (English) published
"Confessions of a Translator"
in World Haiku Review 1.1, May 2001.