Science & Mathematics - Faculty News
Dr. Alex DeCaria, earth sciences, is the author of a recently published book, “A First Course in Atmospheric Numerical Modeling,” along with co-author Glenn Van Knowe, who was a full-time, temporary faculty member at Millersville during the 2001-2002 academic year. Their book is published by Sundog Publishing and is based on a course that DeCaria developed and teaches at Millersville.
Dr. John Wallace, biology, co-authored an article with Dr. Rich Mehrenberg, elementary & early childhood education program, titled "Entomology and economics: A service learning project at Millersville University" published in the fall issue of The Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania. In addition, Wallace was awarded a $3,000 supplemental grant to his 2012 Black Fly Surveillance and Management on the Raritan River Grant, Hunterdon County, N.J., as well as an extension on this grant of $10,000 for 2013-14. (The Exchange, 12/5/13)
Dr. Sepi Yalda, earth sciences, was part of an invited cohort of about 10 colleagues in geosciences from across the country that was held in Washington, D.C., for Congressional Visits Day, September 17 and 18. The main focus was on the weather and climate enterprise and related funding issues. (The Exchange, 9/18/13)
Dr. Cynthia Taylor, mathematics, presented a paper at the 37th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education in Kiel, Germany, at the end of July. (The Exchange, 9/5/13)
Dr. Natalia Dushkina, physics, co-authored a chapter titled “Structural Colors” for the book “Engineered Biomimicry,” which was published at the end of July. Her co-author was Akhlesh Lakhtakia from the University of Pennsylvania, State College. Drs. Christopher Hardy, biology, and Joseph Grosh, physics retired faculty, contributed pictures to the chapter. Biomimicry is an interdisciplinary research area and the book will be of interest also for biology, chemistry and mineralogy majors and faculty. A detailed preview is available here. (The Exchange, 9/5/13)
The School of Science and Mathematics welcomes the following new faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year: Dr. Steven Kennedy, chemistry; Dr. Jessica Smeltz, chemistry; and Ms. Jenny Monn, nursing.