Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus

Aaron Beck, associate professor of music, wrote two book reviews that appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, Volume 54.4 (Winter 2001). He reviewed Christie Collins Judd’s Tonal Structures in Early Music and Julie E. Cumming’s The Motet in the Age of Du Fay: Subgenres, Transformation, and Interpretation. Beck, who is also one of the college’s faculty athletics representatives, participated in a landmark panel devoted to sexual diversity and homophobia at the national convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association on January 12.

Vicki Brooks, assistant professor of school counseling and department chair, and Carolyn Sheldon, visiting assistant professor of school counseling, presented “Increasing Diversity in Our School Counselor Ranks” at the Education Trust’s national convention in Washington, D.C., November 1 through 3. They presented with Yvonne Katz, Beaverton School District superintendent. Together the College and the school district have developed a new model for recruiting and preparing members of diverse populations to be school counselors.

Edward Brunet, Henry J. Casey Professor of Law, recently published Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Advocates’ Perspective, the second edition of a casebook for law students that covers negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. He also published two articles: “The Timing of Summary judgment,” in 198 Federal Rules Decisions 679 (2001) and “Seeking Optimal Dispute Resolution Clauses in High Stakes Employment Contracts,” in the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Volume 23 (January 2002). The latter article is based on a speech Brunet gave at a Georgetown University Law Center conference.

Lisa Claypool, assistant professor of art history, presented the paper “Drawing a line between modernity and tradition? Haipai paintings in the 1897 Jieiziyuan huazhuan siji” at the International Symposium on Shanghai School Painting in Shanghai, China, in December.

Rebecca Copenhaver, assistant professor of philosophy, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on October 19 at Cornell University. Her dissertation is titled “The Doors of Perception: Direct Realism and Anti-Sensationalism in Reid and Kant.” She presented “Thomas Reid’s Non-Naive Direct Realism” at the Northwest Conference on Philosophy at Washington State University on October 13 and also commmented on Pacific University Professor David DeMoss’s “Connectionist Self in Action.” Copenhaver has founded an international interdisciplinary Reid Society along with other Reid scholars, and has organized a paper session for the society at the upcoming Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Copenhaver will present the paper “Thomas Reid’s Non-Naive Direct Realism” at the event’s general session.

Annie Dawid, associate professor of English, presented her new book Lily in the Desert, a collection of short fiction, at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, on November 5. Dawid has read from her book at several Portland-area bookstores.

Isabelle DeMarte, assistant professor of French, proposed, organized, and chaired the panel discussion “When Science and Fiction May Join: The Art of Knowing in 18th-Century France” at the 25th-anniversary meeting of the Northeast American Society for 18th-Century Studies in November. The conference, titled 18th-Century Speculation, was held in cooperation with the Atlantic Society for 18th-Century Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November. DeMarte also presented “Threshold of the Readable in Diderot” and “Epistolarity, Polyphony, and Inversion: The Labyrinth of Voices in Diderot’s Lettres sur les sourds et muet.”

Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, assistant professor of psychology, presented “Treatment Planning in Clinical psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach” at the 35th annual convention for the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia in November. She presented with Sheila R. Woody from the University of British Columbia.

Sherry Deveaux, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, had her paper “The True Conception of God in Spinoza” accepted for publication by the philosophy journal Synthese. She also presented that paper at the 2001 general sessions of the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association and at the Northwest Conference on philosophy at Washington State University on October 13. She will comment on “Necessary Truth and the Mind of God” at the general sessions of the 2002 Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, and she will present “Spinoza’s Definition of God” at the North American Spinoza Society Meeting at the division meeting.

Edwin Florance, professor of biology, received a $15,000 grant from the USDA Forest Service for his research project titled “A Cytological/Histological Study of Lithocarpus spp. and Quercus spp. Infected With Phytophthora ramorum.” The project studies tan oak, coast live oak, and black oak, which are dying in epidemic proportions in forests, parks, gardens, and home sites in six coastal counties of Northern California.

J.M. Fritzman, assistant professor of philosophy, published “Return to Hegel” in Continental Philosophy Review, Volume 34.3 (September 2001). His article “‘Why I Hardly Read Althusser’: Reading Habermas Hardly Reading Althusser” was accepted for publication in Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Volume 9.1 (Spring 2002). Fritzman also published a chapter titled “Overcoming Capitalism: Lyotard’s Pessimism and Rorty’s Prophecy,” in Lyotard: Just Education, edited by Pradeep A. Dhillon and Paul Standish (Routledge, 2000). He presented “Almeder’s Implicit Scientism” at the Northwest Conference on Philosophy at Washington State University on October 12.

Eban Goodstein, associate professor of economics and department chair, published “Deluge Economics” in Ecological Economics, Volume 39.1 (October 2001) and “Auto-Erratic” inAmerican Prospect, Volume 12.17 (September 24, 2001). In addition, he and coauthor Julian Dautremont-Smith ’03 presented the results of their collaborative research project, “The Cost of Kyoto,” at conferences at the University of California at Santa Barbara in July and Willamette University in September.

Michaela Grudin, associate professor of English, recently published “Credulity and the Rhetoric of Heterodoxy: From Averroes to Chaucer” in Chaucer Review, Volume 35.2 (2000) and “Chaucer Scholarship at the Turn of the Century: Postmodernism, Poetry, and Comfortable Assumptions,” inReview, Volume 23 (2001). Her review of Leslie A. Coote’s Prophecy and Public Affairs in Later Medieval England has been accepted for publication in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies.

William Kinsella, assistant professor of communication, published “Public Expertise: A Foundation for Citizen Participation in Energy and Environmental Decisions” in Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. The conference took place at the University of Cincinatti’s Center for Environmental Communication Studies. In addition, he presented “A Guest in Saloman’s House: An ethnographic Approach to the Rhetoric of Science and Technology in the U.S. Nuclear Fusion Research Community” at the National Communication association’s annual conference in Atlanta in November.

Jens Mache, assistant professor of computer science, published the paper “Performance Evaluation of Parallel File Systems for PC Clusters and ASCI Red” with coauthor Sharad Garge from Intel Corporation. He presented the paper at the third Institute of Electrical and electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Cluster Computing in Newport Beach, California, in October. In addition, he presented the poster “How to Achieve 1 Gigabyte/sec I/O Throughput With Commodity IDE Disks” at the SC2001 14th conference on High-Performance Networking and Computing, which was sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in Denver in November. He published an abstract of the poster presentation with coauthors Joshua Bower-Cooley ’01, Jason Guchereau ’03, Paul Thomas ’03, and Matthew Wilkinson ’04. In addition, Mache participated in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in November. His team, composed of Jason Guchereau ’03, Melanie Gilbert ’04, and Matthew Wilkinson ’04, finished second among the Oregon teams.

Robert B. Miller, senior lecturer in art and program head of photography, recently exhibited his work at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute in Gallery 2. The juried exhibition, 4 Corners of the World, examined the dynamics of the number 4, IV, four, etc., as explored by art institute alumni using 2-, 3-, and 4-dimensional media to interpret this theme.

Robert J. Miller, assistant professor of law, conducted training sessions on Indian law in November and December for the tribal councils of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho and the confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian reservation of Oregon. His article on economic development in Indian country was accepted for publication in the spring issue of Oregon Law Review. Miller also spoke about the legal history and interpretation of Indian treaties at an Oregon Council on the Humanities training session for teachers in Pendleton in November. In addition, he published the article “The Supreme Court’s Continued Assault on American Indian Sovereignty: The 2000-01 Term” in the September newsletter of the Indian Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. In August, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon appointed Miller to the newly created tribal appellate court.

Clayton Morgareidge, associate professor of philosophy, presented the paper “Beyond the Walls: Dispersing the Responsibility for Crime” at a State University of New York at Cortland conference titled Thinking About Prisons: Theory and Practice.

Nancy Nagel, associate professor of education, was an invited speaker for the Institute for Democracy in Education’s annual conference at Ohio University in October. She spoke on “Empowering Young Students to Become Active Citizens.” She also coauthored the second edition of Early Childhood Education, Birth-8: The World of Children, Families, and Educators (Allyn & Bacon, 2001) with Amy Driscoll.


Tatiana Osipovich, associate professor of Russian, presented the paper “Russian Mail Order Brides in U.S. Public Discourse: Sex, Crime, and Cultural Stereotypes” at the Sexualities in Transition international conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in July. She presented the paper “The Fairy Tale Context in Nina Sadur’s Novels” at the American Association for the advancement of Slavic Studies National convention in Washington, D.C., in November. In addition, Osipovich published “‘The New Woman’ in Early Soviet Fiction: Bolshevik Ideology and Popular Mythology,” an article in Between Wars: Nations, nationalism, and Gender Relations in Central and Eastern Europe 1918-1939, which is scheduled for publication in early 2002.


Cyrus Partovi, senior lecturer in social sciences, recently coached a team of students at the Columbia Basin Model U.N. Conference, where Lewis & Clark competed against five other schools. His team participated in two mock security councils and won a Rapporteur award for both. The award signifies that participating schools recognized Lewis & Clark students as the best-prepared team at the event, which takes place every semester.


Boyd Pidcock, assistant professor of counseling psychology and coordinator of the addiction studies program, published “Clinical Practice Issues in Assessing Adult Substance Disorders,” a chapter in The Mental Health Desk Reference (John Wiley & Sons, 2001). His coauthor is J. Polansky. Pidcock had his manuscript “Hispanic and Anglo College Student Risk Factors” accepted for publication in Adolescence. His coauthors are J.L. Fischer, S. West, and J. Munsch. In addition, he presented the paper “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Religiosity as Moderators of College Binge Drinking” at the American Psychological Association annual conference in San Francisco in August. His coauthors are L.F. Forthun, J.L. Fischer, C. Doyle, and M.K. Sebree. He will present the poster “An Exploration of the Role of Parental Recovery in Moderating College Women’s Substance Abuse and Disordered Eating” at the Society for Research on Adolescence annual conference in New Orleans in April. His coauthors are L.F. Forthun and J.L. Fischer.


William Rottschaefer, professor of philosophy, recently published the following: “How to Make Naturalism Safe for Supernaturalism: An Evaluation of Willem Drees’s Supernaturalistic Naturalism” in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (2001); “Discerning the Limits of Religious Naturalism,” in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (2001); “No Messages Without a Sender: A Critique of Holmes Rolston’s Information-Based Argument for the Existence of God,” in Philo, Volume 4.1 (2001); and “Searching for a Scientific Understanding of the Origins and development of Morality: A Critical Review of Some Recent Works on the Biological and Psychological Bases of Moral Agency” in Bridges: An interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History and Science, Volume 8.3/4 (Fall/Winter 2001). His article, “The Roots of Moral Agency: Review of Martin Hoffman’s Empathy and Moral development: Implications for Caring and Justice,” has been accepted by the Journal of Moral Education. Rottschaefer has also presented three papers: “The Acquisition of Conscience and developmental Systems Theory,” to the Oregon academy of Science at the University of Portland on February 24, 2001; “Discerning the Divine in the Genetic Information” at the Northwest Conference on Philosophy at washington State University on October 12; and “Rolston and Information” at the Northwest Conference on Philosophy at Washington State University on October 12. He also helped plan and organize the Seven-College Consortium workshop “The Promise of Cognitive Science: Fact or Fiction” at Pacific University on November 19. In addition, Rottschaefer has been appointed to the board of directors of the Society for Empirical Ethics.


Nicholas Smith, James F. Miller Professor of Humanities and philosophy department chair, recently published The Trial and Execution of Socrates: Sources and Controversies (Oxford University Press, 2001). He translated and edited the book with Thomas C. Brickhouse. He also gave invited lectures at the University of Wisconsin in September; the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the University of Vermont, and the University of Arizona in October; and Willamette University and Pepperdine University in November.


Juan Carlos Toledano, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, presented a paper on the work of Cuban author Angel Arango at the annual Cuban convention Cubaficción Habana 2001 in Havana on December 6.


Zaher Wahab, professor of education and a native of Afghanistan, has been a frequent speaker throughout Oregon since the September 11 tragedy on the East Coast and the October 11 commencement of U.S. bombing in Afghanistan. He has lectured on issues of war and peace at the University of Oregon; Oregon State University; Portland State University; George Fox University; Linfield College; Clark University; Portland Community College at Sylvania, Cascade, and Rock Creek; five high schools; four churches; three community groups or organizations; three teachers’ groups; and the Oregon Council for Social Studies. Wahab has appeared on seven television programs and commented on six radio programs. In addition, articles about Wahab appeared in the following publications: the OregonianPortland Alliance,Willamette WeekStatesman Journal, and Hood River News.


Elliott Young, assistant professor of history, presented the paper “The Chinese-Cuba Connection: A Tale of Blood, Sweat, and Historical Erasure” at the Yale Council of Latin American and Iberian Studies Interdisciplinary Lectures in New Haven, Connecticut, in November. He also presented “Curanderos, Quacks, and the Texas Medical Establishment: Preserving Mexican Culture in the Face of Anglo Domination, 1880-1920” at the Borderlands in Transition Conference at Texas A&M International University in November.The Laredo Morning Times mentioned Young’s paper in a story about the conference.


Elizabeth Zahrt Geib, assistant professor of economics, had the paper “Sovereignty Through Welfare Reform? A Case Study of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon” accepted for publication inEastern Economic Journal. In addition, Zahrt Geib was the principal coinvestigator of a spring 2002 report to Congress on the HUBZone Program. She was responsible for investigating the impact of this program on American Indian reservations. The HUBZone Program attempts to create businesses in inner-city census tracts, in poor rural counties, and on Indian reservations.