Faculty/Staff News

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Carol Zerbe Enns

Carol Zerbe Enns, professor of psychology, and her two co-chairs received the “Woman of the Year” award from the Counseling Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA) for their work chairing a task force that produced new guidelines for psychological practice with girls and women. Enns also chairs the International Committee for Women (International Division of the APA). In 2006–2007 she fulfilled an 11-month appointment as the resident director of the Japan Study program. While residing in Tokyo, she gave presentations at the Japanese Feminist Counseling Association conference and the International Mental Health Providers of Japan conference.

Carol Enns

Greg Cotton

Greg Cotton, technical services librarian and consulting librarian for visual arts, was elected in May 2007 as president of the board of trustees of the Bibliographical Center for Research in Denver. BCR, a multi-state library network with over 8,000 member libraries, provides Cole Library with Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) services and support as well as discounted subscriptions to databases. Prior to his election as board president, Cotton was re-elected to a two-year term as a BCR trustee; he also continues to serve as an alternate delegate to OCLC’s Members Council, representing libraries throughout BCR’s membership. The vice president of BCR’s board is the State Librarian of Idaho, Ann Joslin ’74

Greg Cotton

Tori Barnes-Brus ’97

Tori Barnes-Brus ’97 is excited to join the Cornell faculty where she now teaches courses on community, culture, social class and the media in the sociology department. She attended graduate school at the University of Kansas, where she received the Carroll Clark Award for Teaching Excellence and the University’s Dissertation Fellowship for her research. Tori’s research, previously funded in part by Sociologists for Women in Society, explores the intersections of culture and gender, particularly as they relate to issues of women’s reproduction. Tori lives in Mount Vernon with her husband, Andy Brus ’97, and their 6-year-old son, Jackson, where they are getting reacquainted with small town living.

Tori Barnes-Brus

Craig Allin, professor of politics, compiled and captioned a new set of historic photographs, edited figures, and wrote a new introduction and epilogue for his book, The Politics of Wilderness Preservation. A new revised paperback edition of the book will be published next year by the University of Alaska Press.

Psychology professor Sue Astley gave an invited talk titled “Priming of Object Recognition in Pigeons” at Keio and Chiba Universities while in Japan last June.

Distinguished Artists-in- Residence Ron Clark and Jody Hovland both appeared last summer in the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival, an Equity festival that draws artists from all across the country to perform, design, and direct. Clark and Hovland are founding co-artistic directors of Riverside Theatre.

Robert Dana, English professor emeritus, received the annual Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award from Weber Studies, a magazine published by Weber State University in Utah, for the best group of poems to appear in the magazine in the last year. The award carried a $500 prize.

Melinda Green, assistant professor of psychology, currently serves as the book review co-editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, a scientific journal published by Division 35 of the American Psychological Association. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for four peer-reviewed journals: The Counseling Psychologist, The Journal of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry Research, and Behavior Therapy.

Leon Tabak, professor of computer science, is the chairman of the Cedar Rapids Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and regularly takes students to the monthly meetings of that professional society. Most recently, he and first-year student Jennifer Chang toured the hydroelectric generation facility in Amana with local electrical engineers.