University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement

Retiring Faculty 2008

2008
Retiring Members of the University Faculty

Alphabetical List by Name

  • Russell Maynard Agne, Professor of Education Emeritus, College of Education and Social Services
  • A. John Bramley, Professor of Animal Science and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Richard F. Branda, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Sara Ann Burczy, Extension Professor Emerita, University Extension
  • Donald H. DeHayes, Professor of Natural Resources Emeritus, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • John P. Fogarty, Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Joe R. Haeberle, Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Ruth Irene Hamilton, Research Assistant Professor of Education Emerita, College of Education and Social Services
  • David R. Hemenway, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emeritus, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • James Paul Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Computer Science Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • William Donald Lakin, Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Biomedical Engineering Emeritus, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • Frederic J. Meier, Lecturer of Business Administration Emeritus, School of Business Administration
  • Thomas L. Read, Professor of Music Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Steven R. Shackford, Professor of Surgery Emeritus, College of Medicine
  • Laura J. Solomon, Research Professor of Family Medicine and Psychology Emerita, College of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nancy A. Sowan, Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Mary Jackman Sullivan, Lecturer of Education Emerita, College of Education and Social Services
  • Susan Yuan, Research Assistant Professor of Education Emerita, College of Education and Social Services
  • Nancy J. Zimny, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Alphabetical List by School/College

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES

A. JOHN BRAMLEY
Professor of Animal Science and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Emeritus

“Quick wit, enthusiasm and words of wisdom. That describes John Bramley who was a mentor and a colleague to me. Whether it was teaching, research, or extension, John believed in engagement. He made the topic come alive through his stories and examples as well as the humor he injected into every conversation. In this way, he got his message through and influenced the lives of faculty, staff and students.”

—Karen Plaut, former colleague in the UVM Department of Animal Science,
currently Chair, Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University

Education: B.Sc., 1971, University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Ph.D., 1975, University of Reading; D.Sc., 2001, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

UVM Career: Professor, 1990-2007; Chair, Department of Animal Science, 1990-1999; Director of Biological Sciences, 1997-1999; Chair, Faculty Senate, 1998-1999; Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1999-2001; Provost and Senior Vice President, 2001-2006.

Key Scholarly Interests: Bacterial infections of the bovine mammary gland causing mastitis. Factors involved in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infections. Mastitis control systems, milk hygiene and milk quality. Molecular basis of virulence of Staphylococcus aureus, Transgenic approaches to modifying n mastitis resistance

Publication Highlights: Recent publications include,
Fan, W., K. Plaut, A.J. Bramley, J.W. Barlow, S.A. Mischler and D.E. Kerr (2004). Persistency of adenoviral-mediated lysostaphin expression in goat mammary glands. J.Dairy Sci. 87, 602-604.

Fan, W., K. Plaut, A.J. Bramley, J.W. Barlow, and D.E. Kerr (2002). Adenoviral- mediated transfer of a lysostaphin gene into the goat mammary gland. J.Dairy Sci. 85, 1709- 1716

Zavizion, B., J.H. White, & A.J. Bramley, (1998). Cell-cycle dependent fluctuation of urokinase-type plasminogen activator, its receptors and inhibitors in cultured bovine mammary cells. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1403, 141-150.

Zavizion, B., J.H. White, & A.J. Bramley. (1997) Staphylococcus aureus stimulates urokinase-type plasminogen activator expression by bovine mammary cells. J.Infect. Dis.176, 1637-1640.

Matthews, K.R., P.A. Murdough, and A.J. Bramley, (1997). Invasion of bovine epithelial cells by verocytotoxin producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7. J.Appl. Bact. 82, 197-203.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Secretary, International Dairy Federation Mastitis Committee (A2) 1985-1990; secretary and treasurer, Vermont Dairy Industry Association, 1991-1997; American Dairy Science Association; North American editor, Journal of Dairy Research; secretary and chair, North East Region Animal Science Administrators, 1993-1996.

Other Professional Experience: Principal Scientific Officer, Microbiology Department, National Institute for Research in Dairying, Shinfield, UK, 1975-1985; head, Division of Environmental Studies and director, Milking and Mastitis Center, Institute for Animal Health, Compton, UK, 1985-1990.

Awards and Honors: George Fleming Prize of British Veterinary Journal, 1975; Peter Bridge Award British Cattle Veterinary Association, 1981, 1984; visiting professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Austral, Chile, 1985; visiting professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 1987; elected fellow, Institute of Biology of the UK, 1990; Joseph Carrigan Teaching Award of CALS, 1998; Rutgers University ADEC Infrastructure Builder Award for Kellogg Program, 1998; John Finley Memorial Award Vermont Dairy Industry Association, 2001; inaugural member, Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame, 2003; Vermont Citizen of the Year, Green Mountain Council of the USA Boy Scouts, 2004; inducted into Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, 2004.

Community Service: Board of Directors, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce 2001-2006; director, Vermont Council on Rural Development.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES

JAMES PAUL HOFFMANN
Associate Professor of Plant Biology and Computer Science Emeritus

“The constant theme in all of Jim’s activities is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the ecological functions of aquatic ecosystems. He has spent a lot of time with his hands wet, gathering field data and getting to know the habitats first-hand. In recent years, he has become more interested in the theoretical aspects of these systems, using computer-based evolutionary algorithms for modeling aquatic systems. In all of his research, Jim has been a creative scholar involving an array of graduate and undergraduate students.”

— David Barrington, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Biology

Education: B.S., 1969, Cornell University; Ph.D., 1981, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UVM Career: Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor, 1983-1990; Assistant Professor, 1990-1996; Associate Professor, 1996-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Modeling complex biotic systems with evolutionary computation; aquatic ecosystems; physiological ecology of algae, especially photosynthesis and production as affected by the interactions among physicochemical factors; competition theory; production and use of algal biomass.

Publication Highlights:
Bentil, D.E., Ellingwood, C.D., Osei, M.B. and Hoffmann, J.P. 2007. Analysis of a Schnute Postulate-based Unified Growth Model for Model Selection in Evolutionary Computation. Biosystems 90(2): 467-474.

Hoffmann, J.P. 2006. Simultaneous Inductive and Deductive Modeling of Ecological Systems via Evolutionary Computation and Information Theory. Transaction of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International—Special Issue on Ecological and Environmental Simulation. Simulation 82(7): 439-450.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Director, Integrated Biological Science program at UVM, 2002-2005; International Society of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2001-present; American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 1984-2000; North American Benthological Society, 1988-2000; Phycological Society of America, 1984-2000.

Other Professional Experience: Employed at several oceanographic institutions from 1967 to 1972 and at the University of Wisconsin from 1972 to 1983.

Awards and Honors: NYU Faculty Resource Network University Associate, Summer 2004; IBM Invention Achievement Award for US Patent #6,314,390 B1, 2001.

Community Service: International program committee for OICMS (biological modeling conference), 2004 to present; NASA plant biology panel review for Space Shuttle and International Space Station experiments; NSF, USDA, EPA proposal reviewer; Town of Colchester, Malletts Bay Advisory Commission (Chair), 1990-1994.


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

THOMAS L. READ
Professor of Music Emeritus

“Thomas Read — noted composer, violinist, and teacher of music theory — will probably be best remembered for his love of new music; a love that he shared with students, faculty, and community members alike during his 41 years of teaching in the Music Department.”

— D. Thomas Toner, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music

Education: B.Mus., 1960, Oberlin Conservatory of Music/Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria; M.M., 1962, New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., 1971, Peabody Conservatory of Music.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1967-1971; Associate Professor, 1971-1976; Professor, 1976-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Ear counterpoint and post-modern tonal composition. Currently working on a textbook: A Contrapuntal Approach To Modern Composition.

Publication Highlights: Original music published by C.F. Peters, Trillenium Music, Yelton Rhodes and the American Composers Edition. Recent publications include Brillenbass and Enchorial Landscapes by the Tuba Euphonium Press, Two Songs for Male Chorus and A Parable for mixed choir by Yelton Rhodes. Caprice en Trio for winds is in preparation by Trillenium, also the publisher of Light After Light and Brahms Fantasy.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Taught all department of music theory and composition courses, and many literature and genre courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Led the University Symphony for two seasons, the Vermont Youth Orchestra for two seasons, and pit orchestras for many musicals produced by the Royall Tyler Theatre. Inaugurated an annual Symposium on Contemporary Music at UVM with concerts, lectures, discussions and master classes. Symposium guest artists included Henry Brant, Morton Feldman, Otto Luening, Robert Miller, and Bertram Turetzky. Read’s music has been performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre in London, The New England Conservatory, Harvard, The Aaron Copland School, the Peabody Conservatory, and the universities of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois Nevada/Reno, and California/San Diego; and has been featured on radio stations including WGBH, WCBR, WBUR in Boston, KGNU in Colorado, and WVPR and WGDR in Vermont.

Other Professional Experience: Performs regularly with the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and has appeared as a soloist throughout northeastern U.S. Collaborated in performances with Michael Arnowitt, Robert Conant, David Dworkin, Jill Levis, Elizabeth Metcalfe, Sylvia Parker, Jean Redpath, Evans Wohlforth and many others. Performed with the Baltimore Symphony, the Boston Handel/Haydn Society, the Saratoga Festival of Baroque Music, the Festival of American Music at Middlebury College, the UVM Baroque Ensemble, the Vermont Symphony (assistant concertmaster), the Vermont Philharmonic (as soloist), the Woodstock Summer Festival (assistant Concertmaster), the Adirondack festival (Greg Smith and Margaret Hillis, conductors), and, as concertmaster, with the Rutland Messiah Orchestra, the Oriana Singers, the Dartmouth Symphony, the Burlington Choral Society and the Montpelier Choral Society. One of the fifty founding members of the American Society of University Composers (now the Society of American Composers), and served as chair of Region One. Helped organize the Vermont Composers Consortium, and is an active member of the American Composers Alliance and BMI.

Awards and Honors: Nominated last year for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for Piano Partita, a major work, which premiered on campus by UVM studio artist Paul Orgel. Other recent premieres include Going On by the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and String Quartet No.3 in Kiev, Russia. Awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, The Charles Ives Institute, the Vermont Arts Council and the Composers Conference.


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

FREDERIC J. MEIER
Lecturer of Business Administration Emeritus

“The best part of teaching at UVM was engaging students in the subject matter. It made for fun in the classroom, was easy on the instructor and students learned more. Most importantly being engaged and involved is key for the kid’s future, professional and personal life.”

— Deri Meier

Education: B.A., 1959, Yale University; M.B.A., 1964, Harvard Business School; M.P.A., 1989, JFK School of Government Harvard University.

UVM Career: Adjunct Professor, 1990-1993; Lecturer, 1993-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Business ethics, case writing, negotiations, international education.

Other Professional Experience: Mobil Oil Corporation, 1964-88.

Awards and Honors: BSAD Teacher of the Year, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Coached the winning ethics case competition at Saint Michael’s College, 2003, 2005 and 2007. 1st Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, 1959-62.

Community Service: Mad River Glen Cooperative, 1995-2000; board chair, Vermont Center for Geographical Information, 1991-2000; vice-chair and chair of Vermont’s E-911, 2001-present; consultant to Vermont Department of Buildings, 1993-present; board of directors, Deputy Secretary of Administration, State of Vermont, 1991-1993.


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES


RUSSELL MAYNARD AGNE
Professor of Education Emeritus

“I have enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to prepare future K-12 teachers, conduct professional development courses and workshops for hundreds of Vermont teachers, collaborate with science colleagues in NSF grants, hold several administrative positions, publish widely in professional journals, and contribute to state, national and international education policy development.”

— Russell Maynard Agne

Education: B.S., 1962, Central Connecticut State College; M.S., 1963, Syracuse University; Ph.D., 1969, The University of Connecticut.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1969-1973; Associate Professor, 1973-1977; Professor, 1977-present. Chair, Department of Professional Education and Curriculum Development, 1979-1984; Director, UVM Science, Mathematics and Computer Technology Project, 1984-1999; Associate Dean, UVM Graduate College, 1990-1995.

Key Scholarly Interests: Science teaching and curriculum development in grades K-12; educator professional development and licensure policy; graduate program design; environmental education; research in effective instructional practice.

Publication Highlights:
Book: Interdisciplinary High School Teaching: Strategies for Integrated Learning, with J. H. Clarke, Allyn and Bacon, 1997

Book Chapter: Interdisciplinary High School Learning in an Information Age, with J. H. Clarke, The College Board, 2002

Book Chapter: “Professors of Education: Uneasy Residents of Academe”, in The Professors of Teaching: An Inquiry, with E.R. Ducharme, SUNY Albany Press, 1989

Book Chapter: “Teaching Strategies for Presenting Ethical Dilemmas”, in Ethics And Social Responsibility in Science Education, Permagon Press, Oxford, England, 1987

Invited Paper: “Sustainability in Vermont’s K-12 Standards Based Curriculum Framework,” in The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 1 No. 1, -Common Ground Publishing, Australia, 2006

Articles have appeared in: Journal of Teacher Education, American Journal of Physics, Journal of Human Behavior and Learning, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, The Educational Forum, Peabody Journal of Education, Teachers College Record, The Science Teacher, The School Counselor, Science Education, Phi Delta Kappan, The Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Activities, Science and Children, School Science and Mathematics, Journal of Special Education Technology, School Review.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE); Vermont Science Teachers Association, board of directors, webmaster; National Science Teachers Association; Faculty Evaluation Committee, CESS; United Academics, Delegate Assembly and Department Representative; coordinator of UVM M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction; consulting editor, Science Activities.

Other Professional Experience: Teaching associate in Field Geology in Rocky Mountains, Indiana University; graduate teaching assistant and instructor in Education, Univ. of Connecticut; classroom teacher of Biology, Physics, General Science, Wethersfield, CT; Science Curriculum (SCIS) Implementation, Michigan State University; Conference of the International Council of Scientific Unions, Bangalore, India; Environmental Simulation and Gaming Symposium, Worcester Polytechnic
Institute; Conference on World Hunger, City College of New York.

Awards and Honors: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Best Paper, 5th International Conference in Sustainability, Hawaii, 2005, with subsequent publication in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Responsibility; external grants (25), many with colleagues, from NSF, USOE, Exxon Education Foundation, Bell Atlantic Foundation, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Apple Education Foundation.

Community Service: Natural Resources Committee, South Burlington, Vermont; Fun for Change (The Haunted Forest) Williston, Vermont, staging and technical volunteer; Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation (Polar Express), volunteer; Greening Our Religions: An Interfaith Response to the Environmental Crisis, organizing committee for Lecture Series; Evaluation Committees for ROPA Review of Teacher Preparation Programs at Vermont Colleges and Universities.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

 

RUTH I RENE HAMILTON
Research Assistant Professor Emerita

“Her persistence and organization has allowed her to create and build long-term interventions that are solidly based on research and on how schools really function — a rare combination in my experience.”

— Stan Davis, author of “Schools Where Everyone Belongs:
Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying”

Education: B.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1986, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Visiting Assistant Professor, 1987-1991; Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer, 1991-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Positive behavior supports and interventions; students with emotional and behavioral challenges.

Publication Highlights: Two articles, “Supporting students with serious emotional disturbance in rural schools and communities,” with S. Zenith-Collins; and “Michael stayed in the general education classroom,” with J. Welkowitz and S. Broer. Also, the manual, Prevention, Teaching and Responding: A Planning Team Process for Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties in Regular Education, with J. Welkowitz, S. Manderville, J. Prue, and T. Fox.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Coordinator/director of the Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Concentration in Special Education; coordinator and co-author of 6 federal grants.

Other Professional Experience: Educational, program, placement and advocacy for students with developmental disabilities, State of Connecticut, Vermont Legal Aid and Vermont schools and families.

Awards and Honors: Positive Behavior Supports, TASH, 2006; Primary Prevention of Psychopathology, 1980, University of Vermont.

Community Service: Human Rights Committee, Advisory Committee on Rules for Family Proceedings, Parent to Parent of VT, International Consensus Panel for Psychopharmacology, VT Department of MH & MR Human Resource Development Planning Group, guardian for individual with developmental disabilities and emotional challenges.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

 

MARY JACKMAN SULLIVAN
Lecturer of Education Emeritus

“You have nurtured our students to become empowered and empowering teachers. Margaret Mead once said, ‘The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods.’ Your modeling of an ethic of care helps teacher candidates understand the true power of the learning relationship.”

— Penny Bishop, Associate Professor, UVM

Education: B.A., 1970, Trinity College, M.Ed., 1984; Ed.D., 2002, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 2001-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Disaffiliated Early Adolescent Males, Middle Level Preservice Professional Development, Effective Middle School Teams.

Publication Highlights:
Sullivan, M. & Bishop, P. (November, 2005). Disaffiliated boys: Perspectives on friendship and school success. Middle School Journal

Clarke, J., Bossange, J., Erb, C., Gibson, D., Nelligan, B., Spencer, C., and Sullivan, M. (2000) Dynamics of school change in high school teaching. Providence, RI: LAB at Brown University

Clarke, J., Aiken, J. and Sullivan, M. (September, 1999). Interactive leadership in high school innovation. Bulletin. National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Sullivan, M. (September, 1988). Affective is effective: on the reality of teaching in the middle grades. VAMLE Journal. Vermont Association for Middle Level Education.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Vermont Middle Level Task Force, University representative; Vermont Middle Grades Professional Development Collaborative, director; Dean’s Executive Council, past member; Vermont Association of Middle Level Education, higher education board member; Tari Shattuck Education Foundation, secretary and board member; Delta Kappa Gamma, member and past president.

Other Professional Experience: Inservice: Disaffiliated adolescent boys. International School of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand, January, 2004.

Awards and Honors: United States Congressional Record, recognition and award for work at Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol VT; Patricia Cummings Pierce Excellence in Teaching Award; University of Vermont’s College of Education and Social Service Outstanding Teacher Award; Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Contributions to Education Award.

Community Service: “Connecting Youth” mentoring program, Williston Central School, Williston, VT; “Boys to Men” Task Force, Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol, VT; St. Ambrose Folk Group, Bristol, VT.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

SUSAN YUAN
Research Assistant Professor of Education Emerita

“All we can know about the ability of a person with whom we can’t communicate, is that we don’t know. We must presume ability and continue to try to establish a means of communication.”

— Susan Yuan

Education: B.A., 1964, Occidental College; Diploma in Nursery Education (Montessori), 1978, St. Nicholas College (England); Certificate in Psychology, 1955, University of Hong Kong; Ph.D., 1998, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 1988-1998; Research Assistant Professor, 1998-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Family support, parents with disabilities, family and disability Policy.

Publication Highlights:
Participatory Action Research Toolkit. (2007). Oregon Institute on Developmental Disabilities/AUCD Council on Community Advocacy.

Olmstead Commission Report (as one of several authors). 2005. Vermont Agency of Human Services.

Seeing with New Eyes: Metaphors of Family Experience. 2003. Mental Retardation, Vol. 41, No. 3, 207-211.

Family Support, Self-Determination and Disability: A Participatory Curriculum (2001). Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, University of Vermont.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Association for University Centers on Disability, Board of Directors; co-chair, Council on Community Advocacy, 2005-2008. TASH International, Board of Directors, 2005-2008. TASH New England, Board of Directors, including 3 years as president, 1990-2008. North American Coalition for Parents with Cognitive Challenges and their Families, charter member, 2005-2008. Delivered Family Support, Self-Determination and Disability Curriculum in more than 20 states and territories.

Other Professional Experience: The Rand Corporation, 1964-1966; Lea College, Minnesota, 1966-1969; University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1969-1972; National Taiwan University, Soochow University, 1972-1974; Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1974-1984; Trinity College, St. Michael’s College, 1984-1985; Community College of Vermont, 1985-1988. Prepared more than 200 of China’s first marketing managers to be educated outside of China, in Business Communications, 1980-1984.

Awards and Honors: Leadership in Advocacy Award, Association of University Centers on Disability, 2002. Jean Garvin Fellow, CDCI, 1996. Sterling B. Garrand Award for Student Research, AAMR, Region X, 1993. Brought approximately $3,000,000 in grant funds into State of Vermont and UVM for projects benefiting people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Community Service: Vermont Agency of Human Services IRB; State Team for Children, Families and Individuals; Vermont Olmstead Commission; Vermont Developmental Disabilities Planning Council; Vermont Protection and Advocacy Board; State Standing Committee for Developmental Services; Vermont Special Education Advisory Council; Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights; Vermont Educational Surrogate Program; State Information, Referral and Assistance Advisory Council. Contributed draft language incorporated into seven federal bills, helped draft language and testified in Vermont Legislature on eight state bills.


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


DAVID R. HEMENWAY
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emeritus

“Teaching is a demanding component of being a professor. In addition to imparting knowledge and concepts one must often be a bit of an entertainer and be at one’s best for each lecture. Find a Broadway show where the actors have given command performances several times a week throughout the year....for over 30 years.”

— David R. Hemenway

Education: B.S., 1965; M.S., 1966, University of Maine, Orono; M.S.E.E., 1971; Ph.D., 1974, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1974-1979; Associate Professor, 1979-1986; Professor, 1986-2006; Professor Emeritus, 2006-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Generation and measurement of contaminants in the environment predominately focused on aerosols.

Publication Highlights: Recent publications include,
Poynter ME, Persinger RL, Irvin CG, Butnor KJ, van Hirtum H, Blay W, Heintz NH, Robbins J, Hemenway D, Taatjes DJ, Janssen-Heininger Y. Nitrogen dioxide enhances allergic airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness in the mouse. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 290(1):L144-52 (2006).

Manning CB. Cummins AB. Jung MW. Berlanger I. Timblin CR. Palmer C. Taatjes DJ. Hemenway D. Vacek P. Mossman BT. A mutant epidermal growth factor receptor targeted to lung epithelium inhibits asbestos-induced proliferation and proto-oncogene expression. Cancer Research. 62(15):4169-75, (2002).

Clarke RW, Antonini JM, Hemenway DR, Frank R, Kleeberger SR, Jakab GJ. Inhaled particle-bound sulfate: effects on pulmonary inflammatory responses and alveolar macrophage function. Inhal Toxicol. 12(3):169-86, (2000).

O’Shaughnessy, PT, Hemenway, DR. Characteristics of an aerosol photometer while automatically controlling chamber dilution-air flow rate. Inhal Toxicol. 12(10):979-96, (2000)

Volkens, J, O’Shaughnessy, P, and Hemenway, DR: An aerosol generation system for the production of inspirable grain dust. Applied Occupational and Environ. Hyg. 13:122-126 (1998).

Baron, PA, Chen, CC, Hemenway, DR and O'Shaughnessy, P.: Non-uniform air flow in inlets: the effect on filter deposits in the fiber sampling cassette. Am. Indust. Hyg. Assoc J. 55:722-732 (1994).

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Grant reviewer: NIOSH, NIH, NCRR (chartered study section member for over 16 years), NIEHS, EPA, NSF, USDA - over 1000 grants reviewed. Registered Professional Engineer State of Vermont. Certified Industrial Hygienist (Ret’d).

Other Professional Experience: Principal Inhalation Toxicologist, Stauffer Chemical Company, Environmental Toxicology Center, Farmington, CT, 1980. US representative International Standards Organization (ISO), approx. 1982-1984. Consultant to Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University design and operation of inhalation toxicology facilities.

Awards and Honors: Member, Chi Epsilon; member, Tau Beta Pi. Aerosol paper of the year, 1994 (see Publication Highlights, Baron, et. al.).

Community Service: Served on numerous committees for the State of Vermont for monitoring air contaminants.



COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

WILLIAM DONALD LAKIN
Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Biomedical Engineering Emeritus

“In my 40 years of service at universities in the U.S. and Canada, I have been privileged to help train several ‘next generations’ of scientists and engineers, influence science and technology policy at the National level, serve as the Chair of a major department, and conduct stimulating interdisciplinary research. It’s been a wonderful experience.”

— William Lakin

Education: B.S., 1964, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., 1966; Ph.D., 1968, University of Chicago.

UVM Career: Professor, 1989-present; Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 1992-1998; Director, Vermont Space Grant Consortium, 1991-present; Project Director, VT-NASA EPSCoR, 2000-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Interdisciplinary applied mathematics, especially the modeling of complex systems involving human physiology, fluid dynamics, and elastic vibrations.

Publication Highlights: Recent publications include,
S.A. Stevens, W.D. Lakin, and P.L. Penar (2005) Modeling Steady-State Intracranial Pressures in Supine, Head-Down Tilt, and Microgravity Conditions. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 76, pps. 329-338.

S.A. Stevens and W.D. Lakin (2006) A Mathematical Model of the Systemic Circulatory System with Logistically Defined Nervous System Autoregulatory Mechanisms. Math. and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems 12(6), pps. 555-576.

W.D. Lakin, S.A. Stevens, and N.J. Thakore (2006) On the Pressure Dependence of a Starling-Like Resistor. Int. Journal of Pure & Appl. Maths. 32(1) ps. 23-32.

S.A. Stevens, M. Previte, W.D. Lakin, N.J. Thakore, P.L. Penar, and B. Hamschin (2007) Ideopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Transverse Sinus Stenosis: A Modeling Study. Mathematical Medicine and Biology 24, pps. 85-109.

W.D. Lakin and S.A. Stevens (2007) Modeling Inracranial Pressure Dynamics in Microgravity. In R. Hoskings & E. Ventorino (Eds.), Aspects of Mathematical Modelling, Basel: Birkhauser, pps. 211-227.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Editorial Board, Numerical Methods in PDE’s, 1992-present; International Scientific Advisory Committee Member, BIOMED 2007, New Forest, UK; International Scientific Advisory Committee Member, BIOMED 2009, Crete, Greece.

Other Professional Experience: Eminent Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 1978-1989; Program Director for Applied Mathematics, National Science Foundation, 1987-1988.

Awards and Honors: University Scholar in Science, UVM, 1999-2000; NSERC (U.K.) Fellow, 1986; Canada Council Fellow, 1978.




COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

RICHARD F. BRANDA
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology Emeritus

“There’s always a well-known solution to every human problem---neat, plausible and wrong.”

— H.L. Mencken

Education: B.S., 1962, University of Wisconsin; M.D., 1966, Harvard Medical School.

UVM Career: Professor of Medicine, 1983-2008; Professor of Pharmacology, 1995-2008. Director, Hematology Unit, 1983-1988; Director, Hematology/Oncology Unit 1988-1992. Acting Director, Hematology/Oncology Unit, 2005-2008; Associate Director for Cancer Education, Vermont Cancer Center, 1983-1988; Acting Program Leader for Clinical Research, Vermont Cancer Center, 2004-2008; Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program, 1983-2007.

Key Scholarly Interests: Folic acid metabolism; nutrition and cancer, bleeding disorders

Publication Highlights: 88 Manuscripts and book chapters.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Society of Hematology; American Society of Clinical Oncology; American Association for Cancer Research; International Society of Hematology; Central Society for Clinical Research.

Other Professional Experience: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1974-1979; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1979-1983; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, 1998-2008.

Awards and Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; American Cancer Society Clinical Fellow; U.S. Public Health Service Special Fellowship; Leukemia Society of America Special Fellowship; NIH Research Career Development Award.

Community Service: President, Chittenden County Medical Society; Delegate and Council, Vermont State Medical Society; Medical and Scientific Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Vice-President, President, Vermont Division of the American Cancer Society; Board Outcomes Workgroup Chair, Board of Directors, Secretary to the Board of Directors, New England Division of the American Cancer Society; Research and Medical Affairs Committee, Delegate to National Assembly, American Cancer Society; Chair, Burlington Hope Lodge Committee, American Cancer Society.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

JOHN P. FOGARTY
Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus

“Dr. Fogarty’s passion, his commitment, and his dedication to enhancing healthcare for the people of this state, while at the same time supporting all of us in the medical profession, has made him a role model to anyone who practices medicine in this region, let alone this country.”

Lewis R. First, MD

Education: B.S., 1971, United State Military Academy, West Point, NY; M.D., 1975, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.

UVM Career: Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, 1995-2006; Interim Dean, College of Medicine, 2006-2007; Associate Dean for Primary Care, College of Medicine, 2006-2008; Interim Director, Vermont Cancer Center, 2006-2008; Senior Associate Dean of Operations, College of Medicine, 2007-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Medical Education, Physician workforce, Primary Care.

Publication Highlights:
Hurowitz, L, Cote, E, Fogarty, JP. Reardon, MA. “Case Study: Current Challenges to Recruit and Retain Physicians in a Rural State” AAMC Physician Workforce Research Conference, Washington, DC, May 2007. Fogarty JP, First L, Levine M, Reardon M, and Magrane D, “The Vermont Generalist Curriculum (VGC) Experience”. Academic Medicine, 2001, 76:S127-130.

Carr JM, Fogarty, JP. “Families at the Bedside: An Ethnographic Study of Vigilance” The Journal of Family Practice. 1999, 48:433-438.

Fogarty, JP. Surgery of the Male Genital Tract, Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. Taylor RB, Editor, 6th edition, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002.

Fogarty, JP. Headache, Essentials of Family Medicine. Sloane PD et al, Editors, 4th edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2002.

Lillegard WA, Fogarty JP, Musculoskeletal Problems in Children, The Manual of Family Practice,Taylor, RB 2nd ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins New York, NY 2001 .

Fogarty, JP. Headache, Ambulatory Medicine, The Primary Care of Families. Mengel MB and Schweibert, LP, Editors, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Co, New York, NY, 2001.

Fogarty, JP, Fraser, C. Hyperlipidemia, Textbook of Family Medicine. Saultz, JW, Editor, 1st edition, McGraw Hill, 1999.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: At UVM: Member, Dean’s Executive Advisory Committee, 1995-present; Chair, Curriculum Design Subcommittee, Vermont Integrated Curriculum 1997-1999; Chair, Search Committee, UVM / FAHC Ethicist, 1996-1997; Chair, Subcommittee on Clinical Facilities, LCME Self Study, UVM, 1996-1997; Interim Chair, Instructional Improvement Committee, 2003-2005; Coordinator, LCME Self Study for COM Accreditation, 2004-2005; Chair, Search Committee, UVM Department of Radiology Chair, 2005-2006; Chair, VCC Director Search Committee, 2007. In the community: Vermont Managed Care (FAHC PHO) Board Chair, 1997- 2006.

Other Professional Experience: American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Assistance Program, 1995-2006; American Academy of Family Physicians, Member since 1980 (Commission on Education, 2004-08; Commission Chairman, 2008; Chair, Subcommittee on Resident / Student Interest, 2006-2007); Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Member 1995-present (Board of Directors, 1995-2006; Alternate Delegate, AAFP Congress of Delegates, 1997, 1999-2000; Delegate, AAFP Congress, 1998); Vermont Medical Society, Member 1995-present (Board of Directors (Councilor at Large), 1995-present; Member, VMS Physician Task Force for Network Development, 1996-1997).

Awards and Honors: Vermont Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year Award, 2007; Vermont Medical Society Distinguished Service Award, 2007; Pfizer / AAFP/F Visiting Professorship in Family Medicine, 2005; Invited Guest Speaker, Vermont Boy Scouts of America Eagle Award Celebration, Montpelier, VT, 2001; Invited Speaker, UVM COM “White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2004,” 2001.

Community Service: Active in church and community, active in the FAHC United Way Campaigns and the Community Health Center Building Campaign.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE


JOE R. HAEBERLE
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Emeritus

Education: B.S., 1973, DePauw University; Ph.D., 1981, Indiana University School of Medicine.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1989-1994; Associate Professor, 1994-2007; Associate Professor Emeritus, 2007-present; Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program, 1983-2007; Graduate Faculty, Full Member, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, 1989-present.

Key Scholarly Interests: Regulation of smooth muscle contractile proteins and smooth muscle contraction; regulation of smooth muscle and nonmuscle actomyosins by actin-binding proteins; role of caldesmon in platelet activation, cytokinesis, and intracellular vesicular transport.

Publication Highlights: 83 Journal articles, book chapters and abstracts.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Biophysical Society, American Physiological Society, American Heart Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other Professional Experience: Graduate Faculty, Full Member, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988-1989; Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1983-1989; Graduate Faculty, Associate Member, Department of Physiology/Biophysics, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1985-1987.

Awards and Honors: NIH New Investigator Research Award, 1985; NIH FIRST Award, 1987; Established Investigator, American Heart Association, 1991.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE


STEVEN R. SHACKFORD
Professor of Surgery Emeritus

Education: B.A., 1968, University of Southern California; M.D., 1973, Saint Louis University, School of Medicine.

UVM Career: Professor, 1989-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Surgical outcomes, trauma systems, resuscitation of head injury and hemorrhagic shock.

Publication Highlights: 303 publications including,
Shackford SR, Bourguignon PR, Wald SL, Rogers FB, Osler TM, Clark DE: Hypertonic saline resuscitation of patients with head injury: A prospective, randomized clinical trial. J Trauma 44:50-58, 1998.

Shackford SR, Hollingsworth Fridlund P, Cooper GF, Eastman AB: The effect of regionalization upon the quality of trauma care as assessed by concurrent audit before and after institution of a trauma system: A preliminary report. J Trauma 6:812 820, 1986.

Healey, MA, Shackford SR, Osler TM, Rogers FB, Burns E: Complications in surgical patients. Arch Surg: 137:611-618, 2002.

Bertges DJ, Shackford SR, Cloud AK, Stiles J, Stanley AC, Steinthorsson G, Ricci MA, Ratliff J, Zubis RR: Toward optimal recording of Surgical complications: Con-current tracking compared to the discharge data set. Surgery 141: 19-31, 2007

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Surgical Association; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Shock Society; American College of Surgeons; Society of Critical Care Medicine; Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society; American Medical Association; Western Trauma Association; John H. Davis Society; Association for Surgical Education; Society of University Surgeons; Vermont State Medical Society; Chittenden County Medical Society; New England Surgical Society; New England Society for Vascular Surgery; American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; American Trauma Society; Neurotrauma Society; Duborg Society, St. Louis University; Saint Augustine Society; Sacred Heart Alumni Association; Advisory Council, Catholic (Newman) Center, University of Vermont. Also many UVM, UHC, MCHV, FAHC committees.

Other Professional Experience: Advisor, Hahnemann University Medical Center Trauma Foundation; member, United States House of Representatives Surgical Critical Care Task Force; member, Centers for Disease Control National Agenda Panel for Injury Prevention and Control: Acute Care Trauma Systems; Board of Trustees, Coalition for American Trauma Care; judge, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Residents Paper Competition; member, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Panel for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism after Injury; member, External Advisory Committee Trauma Training Grant 1 T32 GM08749-01; Board of Directors Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care Inc.

Awards and Honors: American College of Surgeons Trauma Achievement Award, 1989; Honorary Dean, Duborg Society, St. Louis University, 1996; American College of Surgeons Millennium Trauma Commitment Award, 2000; Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, UVM, 2005. UVM College of Medicine recognition: Outstanding Teacher Award Senior Surgery Majors, 1994; Attending Teacher of the Year Award (Honorable Mention) Graduating Class of 1996, 1996; Jerome S. Abrams Teaching Award Department of Surgery, 2001, 2007; Harry Howe Outstanding Teacher of Surgery Award, 2002; Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, 2003; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2004.

Community Service: Community Health Center of Burlington-Free Surgical Clinic, 2000-2007; Surgical Mission to Hospital Sacre Couer Milot, Haiti, 2003-2007.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE


LAURA J. SOLOMON
Research Professor of Family Medicine and Psychology Emerita

Education: B.A., 1975, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., 1977; Ph.D., 1981, Virginia Tech.

UVM Career: Clinical Assistant Professor, 1982-1988; Research Associate Professor, 1988-1997; Research Professor of Psychology, 1997-2008; Research Professor of Family Medicine, 2003-08.

Key Scholarly Interests: Promotion of behavior change to improve health, including breast cancer screening, HIV risk reduction, and smoking cessation, with a focus on reaching people of lower income.

Publication Highlights: Selected publications from over 100 in peer-reviewed journals:

Solomon LJ, Mickey RM, Rairikar CJ, Worden JK, Flynn BS. (1998) Three-year prospective adherence to three breast cancer screening modalities. Preventive Medicine, 27, 781-786.

Worden JK, Mickey RM, Vacek PM, Flynn BS, Solomon LJ, Secker-Walker RH, et al. (2002). Evaluation of a community breast screening promotion program. Preventive Medicine, 35, 349-361.

Kelly JA, Murphy DA, Sikkema KJ, McAuliffe TL, Roffman RA, Solomon LJ, Winett RA, Kalichman SC, and the Community HIV Prevention Research Collaborative. (1997). Randomized, controlled, community-level HIV-prevention intervention for sexual-risk behavior among homosexual men in US cities. The Lancet, 350, 1500-1505.

Sikkema KJ, Kelly JA, Winett RA, Solomon LJ, et al. (2000). Outcomes of a randomized community-level HIV prevention intervention for women living in 18 low-income housing developments. American Journal of Public Health, 90, 57-63.

Solomon LJ, Higgins ST, Heil SH, Badger GJ, Mongeon JA, Bernstein IM. (2006). Psychological symptoms following smoking cessation in pregnant smokers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29, 151-160.

Solomon LJ, Bunn JY, Flynn BS, Pirie PL, Worden JK, Ashikaga T. [Epub June 29, 2007] Mass media for smoking cessation in adolescents. Health Education & Behavior.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Taught health psychology, community psychology, abnormal psychology, and primary prevention in the Department of Psychology, 1982-1987. Served on over 50 dissertation committees and supervised research projects by over 30 graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology. With colleagues in the Office of Health Promotion Research and the Human Behavioral Pharmacology Lab in Psychiatry, received funding to support 25 years of research on primary and secondary prevention of major health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and AIDS. Past member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Other Professional Experience: Consultant with Kappa Systems, Inc. a Washington, DC-based consulting firm, 1980-1982; coordinated the smoking cessation, nutrition education and school health activities of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (under contract with NHLBI, NIH).

Awards and Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975. Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Community Service: Board of Directors, American Heart Association-VT Affiliate, 1984-1995 (Executive Committee, 1987-1990); chair, Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Project, American Heart Association-VT Affiliate, 1983-1987; Program Council, American Heart Association-VT Affiliate, 1983-1989; Vermont Heart Attack Prevention Advisory Committee, Vermont Department of Health, 1983-1987; Vermont Cancer Center, 1985 to present; Citizen’s Review Committee, AIDS Project, Vermont Department of Health, 1987-1995; Board of Directors, Peace and Justice Coalition, Burlington, VT, 1988-1990; Breast Cancer Study Group, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, 1991-1992; Cardiovascular Disease Task Group, Vermont Department of Health, 1992-1996; Special Review Committee for HIV Risk Reduction Grants, Vermont Department of Health, 1997; Board of Directors, Vermont Conference on the Primary Prevention of Psychopathology, 1994 to present; Board of Health, City of Burlington, VT, 1998-1999; Board of Directors, Vermont Women’s Health Center, 1998-2000; Scientific Advisory Panel for Tobacco, Vermont Department of Health, 2000-2003; Community Justice Panel, Vermont Department of Corrections, 2001-2003; Advisory Council for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Vermont, 2003-2005; Cessation Committee of the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation & Review Board, 2003 to present.


COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES


NANCY A. SOWAN
Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita

“You will be missed for your gentle humor, your intelligence, and your ability to shape your surroundings. We will also miss you championing the cause of public health nursing. We wish you happiness in your future, you will not be forgotten.”

— Dr. Hendrika Maltby, Associate Professor of Nursing

Education: B.S., 1971, Montana State University, Bozeman; M.S., 1972, University of California, San Francisco; Ph.D., 1996, University of Colorado, Denver.

UVM Career: Assistant Professor, 1996-2002; Associate Professor, 2002-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Community/public health nursing, obesity in infants.

Publication Highlights: Recent publications include:
Sowan, N.A., & Stember, M.L. (2000). Effect of maternal prenatal smoking on infant growth and development of obesity. Journal of Perinatal Education, 9(3), 22-29.

Sowan, N.A., & Stember, M.L. (2000). Factors influencing obesity in early infancy. The Clinical Letter for Nurse Practitioners, 4(2), 1-6.

Sowan, N.A., & Stember, M.L. (2000). Parental risk factors for infant obesity. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 25(5), 2-9.

Sowan, N., Moffatt, S., & Elder, T. (2001). Collaborative mentoring in the public health setting: A partnership between the University of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health. Vermont Nurse Connection, 4(2), 7.

Sowan, N.A., Moffatt, S.G., & Canales, M.K. (2004). Creating a mentoring partnership model: A University-Department of Health experience. Family & Community Health, 27(4), 326-337.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Past member of several university committees including: Financial Policy Committee, Research and Scholarship Committee, Research & Scholarship Committee (Co-Chair), Executive Council, Intellectual Property Rights Subcommittee, Graduate Executive Council, and since 2003, senator, Faculty Senate. Past member of many School of Nursing committees including: Grievance Committee, Faculty Standards Committee, Faculty Research Award Committee, Ad Hoc Technological Information Committee (Chair), Admissions and Academic Standards Committee, Graduate Education Committee (Chair), Graduate Education Committee. Active current and past member of American Public Health Association, American Association of University Women, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Tau Chapter.

Other Professional Experience: Peace Corps Volunteer, Lashkar Gah Hospital, Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, 1966-1968; ICU Staff Nurse, Mills Memorial Hospital, San Mateo, CA, 1969-1970; Staff Nurse, Summer School for the Blind, Bozeman, MT, 1970; Public Health/School Nurse, Lewis & Clark City County Health Department, Helena, MT, 1972-1973; Public Health/School Nurse, Yellowstone School District #1, Billings, MT, 1973-1974. Assistant Professor, Montana State University, 1974-1978; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Montana State University, 1979-1980; Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, 1980; Staff Nurse, Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1981-1984; Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, 1983-1988; Clinical Instructor, University of Missouri, 1989-1992; Assistant Professor, Research College of Nursing, 1992-1996; Research Assistant, University of Colorado HSC, 1993.

Awards and Honors: Dean’s Teaching Award, University of Kansas School of Nursing; American Association of University Women, Career Development Grant; Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Tau Chapter, Research Grant Award; Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Tau Chapter, Folta-Deck Award for Nursing Research.

Community Service: Consultant for Vermont Department of Health, Community Public Health, and Vermont Department of Social Services. Advancing a Health Improvement Agenda for Children in State Custody.

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

NANCY J. ZIMNY
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Emerita

“Out of the questions of students come most of the creative ideas and discoveries.”

— Ellen Langer

Education: B.S., 1970, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., 1979, Boston University.

UVM Career: Lecturer, 1980-1986; Assistant Professor, 1986-1992; Associate Professor, 1992-2008.

Key Scholarly Interests: Clinical musculo-skeletal problems; clinical decision-making and clinical diagnosis; problem-knowledge coupling; arthritis self-efficacy.

Publication Highlights:
Weed LL, Zimny NJ. The problem oriented system, problem knowledge coupling and clinical decision-making. Phys Ther. 69(7):565-568, 1989

Zimny NJ. Making information accessible and useful to practicing clinicians. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 8(1):109-117, 1992

Zimny NJ. Physical Therapy management from physical therapy diagnoses – necessary but insufficient. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 9(2):36-38, Fall 1995

Zimny NJ. Clinical reasoning in the evaluation and management of undiagnosed chronic hip pain in a young adult. Phys Ther. 78:62-73, 1998

Zimny NJ. Diagnostic classification and orthopedic physical therapy practice: What we can learn from medicine. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 34(3):105-115, March 2004

Teaching/Research/Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 1970-present; VT Chapter APTA, chair of Education Committee, 1992-1994; chair Public Relations Committee, 1987-1989; UVM Physical Therapy Department, chair, Curriculum Committee, 1985-2005; UVM CNHS Curriculum Committee, chair, 1983-1986; invited member of national “Diagnosis Dialogue” Task Force in Physical Therapy, 2006-present.

Other Professional Experience: Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO, physical therapist, 1970-1975; Boulder Memorial Hospital, Boulder, CO, physical therapist, 1975-1978; Simmons College, Program in Physical Therapy, Boston, MA, assistant professor and academic coordinator of clinical education, 1979; Fletcher Allen Health Care (formerly MCHV), physical therapist, 1980-1988; visiting professor Universidad del Valle, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cali, Colombia, 1986; Associates in Physical and Occupational Therapy, Williston, VT, Physical Therapist, 1992-1995.

Awards and Honors: VT chapter APTA Distinguished Service Award 1991; Outstanding Research Award for Health Care Professionals - Innovations and Research in Primary Care, 1997; UVM Faculty Recognition Award 1999; Jack Walker Award APTA, 1999; UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award nominee, 2001.

Community Service: Volunteer physical therapist, (Americans Caring, Teaching, & Sharing Group), El Rosario, Honduras, February 2002; VT Arthritis Coalition 2003-2008; volunteer physical therapist (Partners in Health Group), Polyclinica de Bilwaskarma, Bilwaskarma, Nicaragua, January 2008.

 

UNIVERSITY EXTENSION

SARA ANN BURCZY
Extension Professor Emeritus

“Always be ready for the teachable moment. In my nearly three decades of teaching diverse Vermont audiences about nutrition and health, I was ever reminded of the need to be alert to the ‘teachable moment.’ On any given day, I had the opportunity to help a young child, a low-income mom, a disabled person, a harried parent, a senior citizen – the list goes on – expand their knowledge or skills in ways that could make a difference in their lives. Much depended on reaching each one at the teachable moment. My greatest achievement was seizing such moments and helping people put knowledge to work in ways that were meaningful to them.”

— Sara Ann Burczy

Education: B.S., 1974, University of Nebraska; M.E.Ed., 1980, University of Vermont.

UVM Career: Extension Instructor, 1977-1984; Extension Assistant Professor, 1984-1991; Extension Associate Professor, 1991-2001; Extension Professor, 2001-2005.

Key Scholarly Interests: Health and wellness promotion in schools, at worksites and in communities; nutrition education for low-income youth and families; developing and using computer applications to educate older adults about nutrition and health.

Publication Highlights: Over 40 published research and educational articles, abstracts, fact sheets and curricula. Co-creator, author and editor of award-winning Words to the Wise nutrition education newsletter for older adults. Contributor to book, Eating What We Grow: Choosing and Preparing Vermont Grown Fruits and Vegetables. Over 250 newspaper columns on nutrition, food safety and health published throughout Vermont and New England.

Teaching/Research/Memberships: Held leadership positions, including office of president, in several state and national professional associations. Served as presiding officer of UVM Extension Faculty Organization. Member of Editorial Review Board for the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. Served on UVM Extension Director’s Executive Committee. Chair/member of over 30 other extension and university committees. Principal or co-principal Investigator for several grant projects, including the USDA-funded Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program; a Vermont Integrated Research & Extension Competitive Award research project entitled A Novel Approach for Delivering Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Information to Vermont’s Elderly; and the Feeding the Hungry: Kids’ Café Care & Share Food Project, funded by the National 4-H Council and Kraft Foods, Inc. Co-taught UVM Nutrition & Food Sciences Department Nutrition Education Methods course, and supervised dietetics students in the department’s Community Nutrition Practicum course.

Other Professional Experience:
Presented over 40 seminars, lectures and poster sessions on nutrition, diet and health topics at professional meetings, leadership conferences and forums at the state, regional and national levels. Featured guest on New York Public Radio The Health Show program (international broadcast), and on National Public Radio Horizons program (national broadcast). Presenter or featured guest on over 500 other radio programs broadcast in Vermont and New England. Presented over 50 television shows broadcast on WCAX-TV, WNNE-TV, Vermont Public Television, and Montpelier public access cable television.

Awards and Honors: Recipient of 18 National or Eastern Region Awards from the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences for my teaching, research, and mass media work. Recipient of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences National Curriculum Showcase Award and the association’s State of Vermont Leaders Award. Named Vermont Young Career Woman by the Montpelier Business & Professional Women’s Club. Received the Meritorious Service Award and two Team Initiative Awards from the Vermont Extension Association.

Community Service: Service on over 20 state and local advisory boards and committees. Representative on the Governor’s Commission on Women Advisory Council. Associate Editor for SERVE New England regional newspaper. Coordinator of Waterbury Area Team Nutrition School-Community Coalition. Advisor to the Extension Homemakers Councils in Washington, Lamoille and Orange Counties. Community Assessor for the Vermont Adult Diploma Program. Member of the Vermont Department of Education Mountainside Wellness Conference Planning Team. Organizer and facilitator of the Central Region Farm Family Support Group. Member of the Vermont Farm-City Council Speakers Bureau.

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