June 28, 2004
keep busy during summer months
Cadets may be sleeping in and lounging on the beaches this
summer, but their faculty are hard at work on research, books and personal
and professional development.
what some of them have told us they are working on this summer:
Dr. Terry M. Mays,
assistant professor of political science
just had the following article published: "Peacekeeping and Human
Rights on the African Continent: The Issue of State Sovereignty vs. Humanitarian
Intervention" in the Journal of Development Alternatives and Area
Mays (left) with pilots Doug Yates (center) and Howard Davis (right).
Both pilots flew tactical recon missions over Cuba during the Cuban
missle crisis. Photo provided.
I attended a
reunion of RF-101 pilots as part of a project on the Cuban missile crisis.
I interviewed seven pilots who flew tactical recon missions over Cuba
during the crisis to better understand the tactical aspects of American
involvement in the Cuban missile crisis.
also attended a course known as "The Humanitarian Challenge"
at the Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Canada with the help of a grant
from The Citadel Foundation. The course is taught only once each year.
This year there were 30 students from 23 countries and I was the only
American. The course taught the participants how to assess the needs of
refugees, set up and maintain refugee camps, and then safeguard the refugees.
This will help me incorporate these concepts into my International Organizations
and Multinational Peacekeeping courses.
I have been appointed an external faculty member of the Pearson Peacekeeping
Center in Canada. My specialty is African-mandated peacekeeping operations.
During some summers, I'll be placed on a faculty team to teach peacekeeping
courses at the center, which is the host for peacekeepers from around
the globe who take their courses before assignments to United Nations
or regional peacekeeping operations.
assistant professor of biology
research interests are in the field of environmental toxicology, especially
as it concerns the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
on aquatic organisms. Previously, I have investigated the use of certain
mixed-function oxygenase system enzymes as biomarkers of PAH contamination
in oysters and ecological factors associated with UV-induced toxicity
of PAHs in fish. Currently, I am assessing the effects of UV-induced PAH
toxicity on the larvae of freshwater and estuarine bivalves.
Goldfinch (bottom right insert) piloted a flight over the Edisto Beach
causeway as part of summer research with professor Danny Gustafson.
assistant professor of biology
The plant ecology
lab is busy this summer. Cadet Jeff Kilheffer is working on a Spartina
alterniflora (cord grass) experiment where we are testing for the effects
of periwinkles and Spartina planthoppers (insect that lives only on this
plant) on plant growth. And on June 25, Stephen has flown for myself (Spartina
dieback, Edisto Beach Causeway Marsh Ecology study), Dr. Richard Porcher
(shell mound studies), and Dr. Joe Kelley (rice field studies) for a number
of different research
projects and participated in an independent research project using satellite
images to map plant communities in the Folly Beach area.
Jeff Kilheffer works on a Spartina alterniflora (cord grass) experiment
with Professor Danny Gustafson.. Photo provided.
Joe Kelley, assistant
professor of biology
research interests center on the analysis of vegetation patterns and modeling
of succession in tidal impoundments. Some of the methods/tools I use include
GPS, the analysis of aerial photography using image analysis software
(Dimple, Erdas Imagine and Arcview Image Analysis), GIS (Arcview and MapInfo)
and Stella and Matlab modeling. My long-range goal is to provide a scientific
foundation for succession related tidal impoundment management policy.
Saul Adelman, professor
have a very busy summer. Much of my traveling is involved with completing
my National Science Foundation sponsored spectrophotometer completed and
getting ready to observe with it. In May, I visit England for a little
over a week where I worked with Dr. Barry Smalley, Keele University, in
specifying the data management system which will use databases written
in mysql and scripts written in Perl. Then I June I visited Victoria,
British Columbia, both to observe on the 1.22-m (48 inch) telescope of
the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) for two weeks and to see
the progress on the instrument. My team and I are working through the
remaining problems. We hope to transport the instrument to Fairborn Observatory,
near Nogales, Ariz., by the end of 2004 for system integration with The
Citadel ASTRA telescope, which will be completed about the same time.
have discovered a star whose variability is so bizarre that no theorist
had predicted same and have made good progress on explaining it."
will go to Poprad, Slovakia, to attend International Astronomical Union
Symposium 224, "The A-Star Puzzle." I am giving the first keynote
talk on the "Properties of Normal A Stars" and two invited contributions.
This will also give me a chance to visit with many of my colleagues, see
my five former Turkish graduate students, and recruit collaborators for
reducing data from the spectrophotometer. I will also be one of four co-editors
of the Proceedings.
the end of July I have another nine night observing run at
DAO and a chance to see progress on the spectrophotometer. On the way
home, I will visit the University of Wisconsin for the ASOS8 Conference
on Atomic and Astronomical Spectroscopy and will co-author a poster paper
on the study of the bright star Vega as a rotational flattened star.
also have discovered a star whose variability is so bizarre that no theorist
had predicted same and have made good progress on explaining it. This
coming year I want to begin explaining the spectrophotometer project to
The Citadel community and to the general public.
adjunct, Daniel Library
summer, Ill be one of two Citadel faculty attending a weeklong summer
workshop sponsored by the American Association for Higher Education. The
workshop will focus on enhancing student learning. Also, I have four books
in different stages of production with Haworth Press. The first, "Internet
Guide to Travel Health" is due to be published this summer. "A
Guide to Developing End User Education Programs in Medical Libraries will
be published in winter 2004/2005.
recently submitted the manuscripts for "Internet Guide to Food Safety
and Security" and "Planning, Renovating, and Constructing Library
Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations"
These books will be published some time in 2005.
manage the book review process for Medical Reference Services Quarterly.