Achievements — DECEMBER
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Kyle Kopko ’05, assistant dean for academic achievement and engagement and associate professor of political science, coauthored a book chapter, titled “#TeamGov: On the Political Experience, Campaign Messaging and Electoral Performance of Johnson-Weld 2016.”  The chapter appears in “Studies of Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign,” edited by Robert E. Denton Jr. and available through Lexington Books.

Ian MacFarlane, assistant professor in psychology, had a research article, titled “Genetic Counselors’ Experiences and Interest in Telegenetics and Remote Counseling,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Genetic Counseling. The research study explores interest in, experiences with, expectations of and barriers to implementation of genetic counseling conducted via telephone, web conferencing or other forms of technology-enhanced communication. With the rapid evolution of technology to improve access to care among rural populations and other areas without adequate coverage of genetic counselors, it is important to understand the degree to which the field of practitioners is embracing these new methods and spread lessons to improve implementation in additional areas.

Terrie Riportella, director of the accounting program in the Department of Business, presented a two-hour workshop Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, called “Understanding Financial Reporting,” for the High Center Best Practices series.

She also presented a two-hour workshop, titled “1040 Overview & Client Conversations” for Lancaster United Way’s Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Oct. 4.

Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, archivist in High Library, presented “Engaging Students and Instructors: Ideas and Resources for Active Learning in the Archives” as part of a session on Utilizing Primary Sources in the Classroom/Curriculum Development at the Pennsylvania State Archives’ 2017 Archives and Records Management Seminar in October.

Kimberly VanEsveld Adams, associate professor in the Department of English, presented papers at three conferences in 2017: “Antigone and Stowe: The Problem of Tragedy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin” at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference in July in Bordeaux, France; “The Fallen Woman as a Family Problem: Austen’s Persuasion and Earlier Novels” at the Northeast MLA (NEMLA) Conference in March in Baltimore, Maryland; and “Incest, Memory and Memorial in George Eliot’s Romola” at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference in February in Charleston, S.C.

Hossein Varamini, professor of finance and international business in the Department of Business, published a paper with international business students Jason Clough ’17 and Madison McCall ’17. “An Empirical Investigation of the International Fisher Effect: Mexican Peso and United States Dollar” was published in the International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, vol. 3, Issue 1-7.

He also published a peer-reviewed paper, “The Linkage Between Insider Trading Activities, Market Efficiency and Stock Information Content,” with Emma Neuhauser, associate professor of finance, and Trang Hoang ’15 in the Journal of Business & Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2017.

Debbie Waltermire, lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy, served as a panelist on the topic, “Perspectives on Patient Safety in The Johns Hopkins Hospital: A Conversation with Patients and Family Members” in December. The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality in Baltimore, Maryland, sponsored this “grand rounds presentation.”


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About the Author :

E.A. (Elizabeth) Harvey is the communications manager and news editor at Elizabethtown College. She has worked in the Office of Marketing and Communications since 2008, after more than two decades as a newspaper feature writer. She holds a bachelor's degree in corporate communication from Elizabethtown College.

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