Faculty and Student Accomplishments: December 2013

Read all of the latest news from Manhattan College students and faculty.

School of Arts

Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, was featured in “Academics to cardinals: Move Vatican offices, give bigger lay role,” an article that appeared in the National Catholic Reporter on Nov. 20. He was featured for his leadership in International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, a group for academics from more than 60 countries across five continents — all leaders of national associations of Catholic intellectuals and professionals. They hope to begin a dialog about possible Vatican reforms.

Additionally, Ahern recently published a white paper, “International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs” on the Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA) blog, as well as an article, “Structural renewal to be a Church of the poor,” in CathNews New Zealand.

Devin M. Parry ’14, a communication major with a concentration in broadcasting, was inducted into the communications national honor society Lambda Pi Eta on Nov. 8. Parry is currently studying abroad at Abat Oliba CEU University in Barcelona.

School of Business

Michael Judiesch, Ph.D., associate professor of management and co-director of the Center for Ethics, co-authored “Gender Egalitarianism and Work-Life Balance for Managers: Multisource Perspectives in 36 Countries” with Karen Lyness, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Baruch College. The article was originally published in Applied Psychology: International Perspectives on Work and Family, a special edition online, and since has been summarized in several publications including the upcoming January 2014 issue of Applied Psychology, as well as Wiley News Round-Up (November 2013). It also was featured in HR Magazine, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) publication, which has a global circulation of 250,000 field professionals.

School of Engineering

Robert Sharp III, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, professor of civil and environmental engineering, was welcomed as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) for eminence in the specialty of water supply and wastewater by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Certification Board. 

School of Science

Ankur Agrawal, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, published an article, “Contrasting lexical similarity and formal definitions in SNOMED CT: Consistency and implications,” in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. The article presents a lexical
methodology to detect inconsistencies in the formal definitions of SNOMED CT
concepts with high probability. Read the full article.