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Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and Departmental News 6/17/20

Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

In this issue we share accomplishments of faculty in business, history, and music. We also share news about an alumna featured in The New Yorker.

Assistant Professor of Management Lisa Delise, her co-author Abby Mello (Towson University), and three Towson graduate student research assistants presented a poster at the virtual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in June. Results of the study, titled “Prior team experience on subsequent performance across two task types,” showed that student teams who first completed an intellective (right-answer) task subsequently performed worse on a creative (brainstorming) task than teams who completed the creative task first – thinking inside the box first decreased teams’ ability to think outside the box later.

Assistant Professor of History Amy O’Keefe had a book review published in the Review of Religion and Chinese Society. The book O’Keefe reviewed is Meaning and Controversy Within Chinese Ancestor Religion, by Paulin Batairwa Kubuya. O’Keefe also had a guest podcast published with 90 Second Narratives. Listen to the 4-minute podcast, “The Answered Prayer of Wang Mingdao.

Director of Instrumental Activities Jim Waddelow’s review of a new sheet music arrangement of Elton John’s Crocodile Rock was published in the  May Vol. 70, No. 2  edition of the American String Teacher Association Journal. 

Departmental News
English Alumna Featured in The New Yorker
The New Yorker included a new story collection by alumna Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, ’12, in “What We’re Reading This Summer,” published on June 7. For more on Phillips, who was an English major at Meredith, read an alumna profile about her from the Spring 2020 Meredith Magazine.

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