University of Delaware

For the Record, March 16, 2012

Faculty and staff announce recent honors, presentations, publications


11:39 a.m., March 16, 2012--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Recent honors, presentations and publications include the following:

Campus Stories

From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.


John Bishop, professor of human development and family studies, was honored by the International Association of Counseling Services "for distinguished service to the association and the university and college counseling community" for his work as a senior field visitor (accreditation officer).

Andrew Teplyakov, professor of physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received the Delaware Section Award of the American Chemical Society. Teplyakov, who joined the UD faculty in 1998, conducts research focused on an interdisciplinary area of surface and thin film science that has resulted in more than 75 publications and more than 60 invited presentations. At the Delaware Section meeting on March 14, where the award was presented, Teplyakov also delivered a talk, "Chemistry of Semiconductor Surfaces in Vacuum and in Ambient."


James M. Brophy, professor of history, presented "Transnational Dimensions to Rhenish Democratic Practices" at the Symposium on Politicization and Democracy in 19th-Century Germany, German Historical Institute, Paris, France, March 2.


Philip Goldstein, professor emeritus of English, Associate in Arts Program Wilmington, is the author of "Reception and/or (in)fusion: Interpretation and Literary Institutions in the 21st Century," which appears in the book Romancing Theory, Riding Interpretation: (In)fusion Approach, Salman Rushdie, edited by Ranjan Ghosh, New York, Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.

Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and professor of humanities, has published an essay "Neo-Victorian Studies" in the Cambridge University Press journal Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2012.

Margaret Andersen, associate provost and Edward and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology, was featured on the home page of her alma mater, Georgia State University, in a story about how she has made diversity her life's work.

The Institute for Public Administration was cited in the February newsletter of the National Complete Streets Coalition for a recent publication, "Complete Streets in Delaware: A Guide for Local Governments." The publication, also noted on the Bike Delaware website, is available as a download from IPA's website.

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