Academic News

February 2015

The faculty and staff of the Professional Clinical Counseling Master’s Program has been awarded accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CACREP Accreditation provides national recognition that the content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the counseling profession. Our PCC Master’s Program fulfills degree requirements necessary for our students to become a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and most other states, and to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE).

CACREP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

Dr. Rosemary Barbera, Associate Professor of Social Work, recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal Social Development Issues entitled Human Rights, Democracy, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 36, 2014, No. 3.).

Dr. Barbara Allen, Associate Professor of History has been awarded a research support grant from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University in California, to conduct research in their collections.

Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker, Assistant Professor of Public Health, was recently named a 2015 Black History Month Gamechanger by KYW Newsradio and CBSPhilly for her ground-breaking work in HIV/AIDS research. Jillian was interviewed on KYW Newsradio about her work. Here is a link to the interview.

Business Systems and Analytics faculty Dr. Madjid Tavana and Dr. Kartikeya Puranam had their co-edited book Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations Through Big Data Analytics, IGI Global Publishing. The volume also includes a chapter co-authored by Dr. Dennis Kennedy, Mr. Dennis Crossen and Dr. Kathryn Szabat. More information on this book may be found by clicking here

January 2015

Rebecca Goldman, Connelly Library’s Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, is one of 25 archival leaders selected to attend the Archives Leadership Institute this June at Luther College, Iowa. This national Institute is designed to transform the archival profession by training emerging and innovative leaders in the field.

Information about the Institute may be found at

November 2014

Dr. Pamela Lannutti, Associate Professor of Communication and Graduate Director of our Professional & Business Communication program. Pam has won the National Communication Association Monograph of the Year award from LGBTQ Studies Division of for her article in the Journal of Family Communication entitled “Same-Sex Marriage and Privacy Management: Examining Couples' Communication with Family Members.”

In addition, Pam has been selected for the National Communication Association’s Randy Majors Memorial Award, which will be presented in November at their national convention in Chicago. This award is given by the Caucus on Gay and Lesbian Concerns and is “specifically for recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender scholarship in communication studies.”

Dr. Charles (Chip) Gallagher, Professor and Chair of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate. Fulbright candidates are matched with project requests from overseas academic institutions that require a professor’s expertise by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

October 2014
Dr. Anthony Paul Smith, Assistant Professor of Religion guest edited the most recent volume of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities titled, City of Heretics: François Laruelle’s Non-Philosophy and Its Variants (Volume 10, Number 2: June 2014).

His translation of François Laruelle’s Intellectuals and Power: The Insurrection of the Victim was also just released with Polity Press.

Dr. Stuart Leibiger, Professor and Chair of the History Department, was presented with the 2015 George Washington Memorial award, a lifetime achievement award for the study of George Washington by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association (www.gwmemorial.org). Past recipients of the George Washington Memorial award are: Richard Brookhiser, James Rees, Dave Palmer, Peter Heniques, Mary Thompson and Edward Legel.

September 2014

Dr. Madjid Tavana, Professor of Business Systems and Analytics, had his co-edited book Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends published by IGI Global Publishing. Dr. Tavana co-edited the book with Dr. Amir Hossein Ghapanchi and Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei. More information on this book may be found clicking here.

Dr. Kathleen Bogle, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, published her book (co-authored with Joel Best) Kids Gone Wild: From Rainbow Parties to Sexting, Understanding the Hype over Teen Sex (New York University Press). Please click here to learn more.

 August 2014

Dr. Charles (Chip) Gallagher, Professor and Chair of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, was selected to become a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.

The Urban Ethnography Project, part of the Department of Sociology at Yale University, is composed of a community of participant observers who are working in the traditions of DuBois, Park, Burgess, and Becker, among others. It brings professionals, scholars and motivated students together in workshops, colloquiums, conferences and through study to provide a forum for raising questions and finding new answers. 

June 2014

Dr. Margaret McGuinness’, Vice President for Mission and Professor of Religion, book, Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America (New York University Press, New York, NY) won the 2014 Catholic Press Association First Place Award for books in the History category. 

Dr. Charles (Chip) Gallagher, Professor and Chair of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, published Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic which he co-edited with Cameron Lippard. The four-volume set is published by ABC-Clio/Greenwood Press. You can learn more about it by clicking here

May 2014

Dr. John Hymers, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, wrote the new paperback edition of his critical co-translation (with Courtney D. Fugate) of Alexander Baumgarten's Metaphysics: A Critical Translation with Kant’s Elucidations, Selected Notes, and Related Materials (Bloomsbury).  More information on the book can be found here.

Dr. Pamela Lannutti, Associate Professor and Director of La Salle University’s Graduate programs in Professional & Business Communication has been selected to serve as the Editor of Communication Quarterly for volumes years 2016-2018. Communication Quarterly, the flagship journal of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), is published 5 times per year.

As Editor of Communication Quarterly, Dr. Lannutti will also serve as an ex officio member of the ECA Executive Council, ECA Finance Committee, and the ECA Publications Board. Dr. Lannutti is also the Interpersonal Interest Group Chair and Planner for the 2015 ECA convention in Philadelphia.

April 2014

Jacob A. Bennett, Instructor in the English Department, published his new collection of poetry Wysihicken [sic] by Furniture Press Books.  More information can be found by clicking here.

Susan Borkowski, Professor of Accounting and a Temple University co-author have been awarded a second grant in the amount of $18,000 funded by the IMA Research Foundation to continue their work in transfer pricing. Their project is “ERM, APAs and MAPs: Do These Strategies Help Managers Mitigate Transfer Pricing Risk?”.

Lisa Jarvinen, Associate Professor of History and Conrad Gleber, Professor and Director, Dart, have been awarded a grant for their project titled, "The Educational Work of the De La Salle Brothers in Cuba: Revolution, Exile, Diaspora, and Return," by the Spencer Foundation.

Dr. Michael Boyle,  Assistant Professor of Political Science, '98, had his book Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. For more information on the book, please click here.