Berkeley College Alumni Newsletter

September 2014

Faculty Members Achieve Notable Accomplishments

Michael Montlack

Michael Montlack, English, School of Liberal Arts

Students often point to the faculty as having the biggest influence on them during their time at Berkeley. This section will seek to provide you with updates on some of the amazing accomplishments of Berkeley faculty.

Salena Fehnel's novel, Nesting Dolls, was nominated for the American Library Association’s 2014 Stonewall Book Award. Nesting Dolls was also nominated for the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award. In addition, Professor Fehnel was featured as a guest author at the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and participated in a reading and book signing.

Cezar Giosan had two papers accepted for publication: 1)  “Sleep Disturbance, Disability, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Utility Workers” by Giosan, C., Malta, L.S., Wyka, K., Jayasinghe, N., Evans, S, Difede, J. & Avram, E.,  in the Journal of Clinical Psychology and 2) “Cognitive-Evolutionary Therapy for Depression: A Case Study” by  Giosan, C., Muresan, V., & Moldovan, R., in Clinical Cases Reports.  Also, Professor Giosan was awarded a grant to serve as the principal investigator of a research project titled, "D-Combat: A Computerized Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention for Depression."

Vincent Maher presented four papers at three conferences in July: “When Technology Complicates Management: The Case of Jahi McMath” at the Cambridge Conference on Business and Economics, Cambridge, U.K.; "Branding and Marketing Management in Emerging Health Care Markets"  at First European Congress on Economics and Business, Brighton, U.K.; and two papers at the 16th Global Business and Technology Association in Baku, Azerjaiban, "When Technology Complicates Management: The Case of Marlise Munoz" and "Management and Branding issues in Emerging Markets".

Michael Montlack's poem, "Gender," was published in the journal Narrative Northeast. Also, as a featured poet in the July issue of the literary journal Assaracus, he had 10 other poems published, including "Memory," "Disco Inferno," "Dickorum," and "Modern Alphabetical Disorder."

Ken Woo was recently profiled in the China Daily. He has been commissioned to paint Pope John Paul II's canonization portrait for the Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe, Vermont. His work was previewed in June at New York University's Catholic Center.

Lisa Zwerling had a painting included in a show juried by Jed Perl, the art critic for The New Republic. The exhibition was at First Street Gallery in June and July.