FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2004
Contact: Brian Hood
MUW faculty recognized for their
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Mississippi University for Women faculty have received
noteworthy achievements in their respective areas.
Dr. Patricia L. Donat, professor of psychology, served as chair of the
committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity and served as a member
of the Executive Committee for the organization at the Southeastern
Psychological Association Golden Jubilee 50th annual meeting in Atlanta,
which was held March 10-13. Donat also participated in a conversation
hour with the founders of the committee called “CEPO-Past, Present, and
Future.” As CEPO chair, Donat planned programming hours for the annual
meeting and helped plan programming for next year’s meeting.
Dr. James Keller, professor of English, had an article called
“Discretion and Valor, Prince Hal’s ‘Platoon’” accepted for publication
in Literature Film Quarterly. The essay is about the influence of
Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part I” on Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War film
“Platoon.” Keller’s article “Nothing that is not there and nothing that
is: Language and the Blair Witch Phenomenon” has been reprinted and
anthologized in a collection called “Nothing That Is: Millennial Cinema
and the Blair Witch Controversies” (Wayne State Press).
Dr. Dee A. Larson, assistant professor of marketing and management,
submitted a paper to the 40th Annual Midwest Business Administration
Association Conference called “Information Search and Perceived Risk:
Are there Differences for In Home Versus In-Store Shoppers?” Larson’s
co-authors were Dr. Brian Engelland and Dr. Ron Taylor. They are
professors in the College of Business and Industry at Mississippi State
University. The conference was held in Chicago March 16-19. The paper
won the 2003 MBAA McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award for the
Management Marketing Association. By winning this award, the paper will
be published in the Management Marketing Journal.