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CoAS Shines at Annual Celebration of Drexel Authors

Drexel University's 8th Annual Celebration of Faculty Authors -- June 2, 2020


July 22, 2020

In June, Drexel University gathered virtually to recognize over 100 accomplished authors and editors in its eighth-annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event. Members of the College of Arts and Sciences featured prominently in the event, including professors, graduate students and alumni from across several departments.

Focused on work published in 2019, the event recognized both book authors or editors and authors of highly cited papers — which are ranked in the top 1% of cited publications in their fields by Clarivate Analytics. Writers and researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences contributed 16 of the 50 books recognized and 7 of the 34 highly cited journal articles. This represents just a small fraction of the work that is published annually by Drexel faculty.

“There is no doubt that this is a small group of Drexel article authors. Libraries staff identified nearly 2,600 journal articles and conference papers published by Drexel-affiliated authors in 2019 using the Web of Science alone — and we know there are more publications that we have not captured,” said Paul Jensen, PhD, Interim Nina Henderson Provost. He noted that contributions by all Drexel authors “reflect Drexel’s truly comprehensive scope of research, and they are critical to the University’s success and to important societal advancements.”

Norma Bouchard, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says, “These authors and editors have made significant contributions to their fields and shared ideas to better our society. They are a credit to the exceptional productivity and diversity of research in the College of Arts and Sciences.”

Authors of Highly Cited Papers

  • “Phylogenomic Incongruence, Hypothesis Testing, and Taxonomic Sampling: The Monophyly of Characiform Fishes,” published in Evolution, authored by Mark H. Sabaj Perez, PhD candidate and interim curator of ichthyology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • “Implementation of Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders in Residential Eating Disorder Programs: A Preliminary Pre-post Evaluation,” published in Psychotherapy Research, authored by Hallie Espel-Hyunh, MS, Department of Psychology
  • “A Neural Network Algorithm for Detection of GI Angiectasia During Small-Bowel Capsule Endoscopy,” published by Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, authored by Cynthia Li, BS biological sciences ’18
  • “The Diversity and Evolution of Pollination Systems in Large Plant Clades: Apocynaceaeas a Case Study,” published in Animals of Botany, authored by Tatyana LIvschultz, PhD, associate professor, and Lumi Mema, restaurant assistant, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
  • “Implementation of Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders in Residential Eating Disorder Programs: A Preliminary Pre-post Evaluation,” published in Psychotherapy Research, authored by Michael R. Lowe, PhD, professor, Department of Psychology
  • “The Eruptive Tempo of Deccan Volcanism in Relation to the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary,” published in Science, authored by Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science

Book Authors & Editors

  • “Problem-Solving Courts and the Criminal Justice System,” coauthored by David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP, associate professor, Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, ABPP, professor, Alice Thornewill, JD ’18, PhD ’20, Shelby Arnold, PhD ’19, Department of Psychology
  • “Becoming a Forensic Psychologist,” coauthored by David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP, associate professor, Jaymes Fairfax-Columbo, JD ’18, PhD ’19, and Alisha Desai, PhD clincal psychology ’21, department of Psychology   
  • “Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, 2nd Edition,” co-authored by Valerie Fox, PhD, teaching professor, and Lynn Levin, MFA, adjunct associate professor, Department of English & Philosophy
  • “Our Age of Anxiety,” authored by Henry Israeli, MFA, Department of English & Philosophy
  • “Fundamentals and Applications of Phosphorous Nanomaterials,” edited by Haifeng (Frank) Ji, PhD, professor, Department of Chemistry
  • “Heidegger's Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Science,” authored by Adam Knowles, PhD, assistant teaching professor, Department of English & Philosophy
  • “World's Fairs in the Cold War: Science, Technology, and the Culture of Progress,” edited by Scott Knowles, PhD, department head and professor, Department of History
  • “Emotion-Centered Problem-Solving Therapy,” co-authored by Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, distinguished university professor, and Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP, professor, Department of Psychology
  • “How America Became Capitalist: Imperial Expansions and the Conquest of the West,” authored by James Parisot, adjunct professor, Department of Sociology
  • “The 33rd: An Anthology,” edited by Gail D. Rosen, JD, associate teaching professor, Department of English & Philosophy and Department of Communication
  • “Mexico in the Time of Cholera,” authored by Donald F. Stevens, PhD, associate professor, Department of History
  • “Cambo Climático: ¿Qué Hacer? (Climate Change: What Is to Be Done?),” authored by José A. Tapia, associate professor, Department of Politics
  • “The Palgrave Handbook of Methods for Media Policy Research,” authored by Hilde Van den Bulck, PhD, department head and professor, Department of Communication
  • “The Atomic to Be Split: New and Selected Essays on Robinson Jeffers,” authored by Robert Zaller, PhD, distinguished university professor emeritus, Department of History
  • “The Bacchae,” translated by Robert Zaller, PhD, distinguished university professor emeritus, Department of History
  • “The Dresden Zoo,” authored by Robert Zaller, PhD, distinguished university professor emeritus, Department of History

View the slides from the Celebrating Drexel Authors event [PDF]

View a recording of the ceremony on the Drexel Libraries Youtube page.