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People In and Around Fordham



Tom Beaudoin, Ph.D., GRE,
associate professor of practical theology, presented his report, “Varieties of Deconversion in Roman Catholicism: Work in Progress,” co-authored with J. Patrick Hornbeck, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, to the Winter Institute of the Louisville Seminar, in Louisville, KY.

Jeffrey Cohen, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of political science and department chair, was awarded the 2012 Goldsmith prize for his book, Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age (CUP, 2010). The Goldsmith book prize is given by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.

David S. Glenwick, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, co-edited Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research (American Psychological Association, 2012).

Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ, A&S,
Distinguished Professor of theology, was named Person of the Year for 2011 by the National Catholic Reporter, which describes her as a "faith-filled and meticulous scholar" who is a "theologian and signpost of the wider Catholic theological community."

Gioconda Marún, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of Spanish, published "Eduardo L. Holmberg, Lin Calél (1910): Reflexión Pehuenche Sobre el Substrato Pehuenche en la Argentina," in Academia Argentina de Letras.

Dean McKay, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, published “A Quality-Based Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression: An Assessment and Meta-Regression” in the American Journal of Psychiatry and two chapters “Exposure-Based Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” and “Cognitive Approaches to Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders” in the Oxford Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Spectrum Disorders. He also co-authored with Margaret Andover, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, “Should Non-suicidal Self-Injury Be a Putative Obsessive-Compulsive-Related Disorder? A Critical Appraisal” in Behavior Modification.

Mary G. Powers, Ph.D., A&S,
professor emeritus of sociology, and Greta Gilbertson, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, have organized three sessions on migration for the annual meetings of the Population Association of America scheduled for May 3-5, in San Francisco.

Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., A&S,
The Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, participated in the forum “Water Ritual Blessings” on Feb. 1 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. His Fall McGinley Lecture, “Law and Love: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Attitudes,” was published in Origins 41 on Jan. 12, and as a booklet by Fordham University.

Ellen S. Silber, Ph.D., GSS,
director of Mentoring Latinas, delivered a paper "Mentoring Latinas: A Program that Helps Latina Adolescents to Fulfill their Academic and Social Potential through Mentoring by Latina College Women" at the National Mentoring Summit 2012 in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24.

Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., A&S,
professor of psychology, received the Alan C. Boneau Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of General Psychology for advancing general psychology across specialty areas.

Jay C. Wade, Ph.D., A&S,
associate professor of psychology, published “Male Reference Group Identity Disorders, Masculine Ideology, and Relationship Satisfaction in Men’s Heterosexual Romantic Relationships” in Psychology of Men + Masculinity.

James Wilson, ADM,
director of faculty development, published an article, "Growing Research at Fordham," in the January issue of AJCU Connections Magazine.

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