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Sabbatical Leaves Awarded
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been awarded sabbaticals during the 2005-06 academic year.
Michael Anderson (Academic Year 2005-2006)
Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences
He will explore the new realm of “Machine Ethics” by developing prototype machines with software that provide ethical dimensions to machine actions; preparing publications, a web site, and a conference on this topic, and seeking National Science Foundation funding for further work.
Ira Braus (Fall 2005)
Associate Professor of Music History, The Hartt School
He will work on the first draft of a book relating psychoacoustics to a set of classic performance problems in Western art music.
Mary Carsky (Fall 2005)
Professor of Marketing, Barney School of Business
She will extend her previous studies on the history of retail education and expand MBA 730 (Managing Customer Interfaces) to include more content on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology.
Daniel Davis (Spring 2006)
Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
He will create a course design manual for AET 244–Architectural Design III (Institutional Design). This manual will provide start-to-finish guidance on the planning, design, and construction of school facilities.
Roger Desmond (Spring 2006)
Professor of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
He will research differences in how parents mediate their children’s television viewing; contrast American and Dutch families in these activities; and produce an article describing the innovative aspects of Dutch communication research.
Douglas Dix (Spring 2006)
Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions
He will begin work on a book by researching and writing a chapter on the historical changes in how Yale faculty in the biomedical sciences have thought about the concept of “life” and how changes in this concept affected the promotion and tenure processes for these faculty.
Bruce Esposito (Fall 2005)
Associate Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
He will travel to China to study how China’s growing need for energy is affecting its relationship with the U.S. and China’s Muslim minorities.
Sheldon Eisenberg (Spring 2006)
Professor of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
He will revise an article on Pell-type puzzle problems and update a course on the “Theory of Interest” for students who wish to study actuarial science.
Mary Frey (Fall 2005)
Professor of Photography, Hartford Art School
She will expand and exhibit her photographic series of large portraits of family, friends, and strangers. She will also attend advanced workshops on printing digital images and incorporate this knowledge into Hartford Art School courses.
Louis Godbout (Academic Year 2005-2006)
Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
He will develop websites with animated graphics and lessons that will enhance the teaching of ECE 21 –Introduction to Electrical Engineering and ES 440–Automatic Control Systems Analysis.
Jacob Harney (Fall 2005)
Associate Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
He will write a physiology textbook that uses the study of gradients rather than of organs to understand the different physiological systems.
Regina Miller (Fall 2005)
Associate Professor of Education, College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions
She will research how different states have helped teacher’s aides upgrade their skills to meet new federal regulations for early childhood education, and then will develop a model for how Connecticut universities can move these paraprofessionals toward teacher certification.
Sundeep Muppidi (Fall 2005)
Associate Professor of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
He will travel to India to research television production and produce a textbook illustrating the interaction between culture and television production techniques.
Stephen Norland (Fall 2005)
Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
He will research the prevalence, implementation, and success rates of criminal rehabilitation programs in which participation is forced, not voluntary.
Sharon Pope (Academic Year 2005-2006)
Associate Professor of Legal Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
She will practice law on cases in the Hartford Probate Court and for Greater Hartford Legal Aid. These experiences will allow her to update several courses and develop internships for paralegal students.
Farhad Rassekh (Spring 2006)
Professor of Economics, Barney School of Business
He will write a book, The Pillars of the Market Economy: An Intellectual History of Four Central Propositions, which describes the history and interconnections between such economic concepts as Adam Smith’s invisible hand doctrine and the law of comparative advantage.
Betsey Smith (Fall 2005)
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions
She will extend her work with the Coalition for Allied Health Leadership (CAHL) by traveling to Washington DC to gather information and contacts that enhance her leadership and authorship activity in allied health education.
Fred Wessel (Academic Year 2005-2006)
Professor of Printmaking, Hartford Art School
He will travel to Italy to further his use of Renaissance painting techniques, such as gold leaf, as he prepares new paintings for his one-person exhibition in 2006 at the Arden Gallery in Boston.