Published Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters by Penn State Great Valley Professors, 2008 - 2012

Vercellone-Smith, P., Jablokow, K. and Friedel, C. (2012). Characterizing communication networks in a web-based classroom: Cognitive styles and linguistic behavior of self-organizing groups in online discussions. Computers and Education, 59:222-235.

Joanna F. DeFranco, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor (Information Science)
Laplante, P., DeFranco, J. (May/June 2010). Another Ode to Paranoia. IT Professional.

Janice Dreachslin, Professor of Health Policy and Adminstration
Whelan, A., Weech-Maldonado, R., & Dreachslin, J.L. (2008). Diversity management in health: Cross national organisational study. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 8(3), 125-137.

Curtis, E.F., & Dreachslin, J.L. Diversity management interventions and organizational performance: A synthesis of current literature. Human Resource Development Review, 7(1), 2008, 107-134.

Dreachslin, J.L. & Hobby, F. Racial and ethnic disparities: Why diversity leadership matters. Journal of Healthcare Management, 53(1), 2008, 1-12.

Nil H. Ergin, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor (Systems Engineering)
Kilicay-Ergin N., Pineda R., 2009, Book Chapter: "Testing Verification and Validation” accepted: in Systems Engineering: Tools and Methods for Engineers, Auerbach Publications.

Dagli C. and Kilicay-Ergin N., 2009, Book Chapter 4: "System of Systems Architecting” in System of Systems: Innovations for the 21st Century, ed. Jamshidi M., Wiley & Sons Inc.

Kilicay-Ergin N., Dagli C., 2008, “A Framework for Model Formulation of High Complexity Systems” CD Proceedings of Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture Conference, April 29-30, Bristol, UK

Kilicay-Ergin N., Dagli C., 2008, “Executable Modeling for System of Systems Architecting: An Artificial Life Framework” IEEE International Systems Conference, April 7-10, Montreal, Canada.

Kilicay-Ergin N., Dagli C., 2008, “Artificial Life Framework: Cognitive Architecture Embedded in Multi-agent Models” CD Proceedings of the Council of Systems Engineering Research Conference, April 4-5, CA.

Kathryn W. Jablokow, Ph.D. - Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Gorman, J. J., Jablokow, K. W., and D. J. Cannon (2008). Robust Backstepping using a Full-Order Sliding Mode. Accepted for publication in Automatica.

Jablokow, K. W. (2008). Developing Problem Solving Leadership: A Cognitive Approach. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Engineering Education (in press).

Pornsit Jiraporn, Assistant Professor of Finance 
Jiraporn, Pornsit, M. Singh, and C.I. Lee, 2009, Analyzing ineffective corporate governance: Director busyness and board committee memberships, Journal of Banking and Finance 33 (5), 819

Jiraporn, Pornsit, and W.N. Davidson, Forthcoming, Regulation, shareholder rights, and corporate governance: An empirical note, Applied Economics Letters.

Charoenwong, C., and Pornsit Jiraporn, Forthcoming, Earnings management to exceed thresholds: Evidence from Singapore and Thailand, Journal of Multinational Financial Management (Elsevier).

Phillip Laplante, Professor of Software Engineering
Laplante, P., DeFranco, J. (May/June 2010). Another Ode to Paranoia. IT Professional.

Laplante, P.A. (2010). IT predictions. IT Professional, January/February, 53-56.

Voas, J. & Laplante, P.A. (2010). End brake retarder prohibitions: defining shall not requirements effectively. IT Professional, March/April.

Confino, J. & Laplante, P.A. (2010). An open source software evaluation model. International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications, 1(1), 60-77.

Bucholz, R. & Laplante, P.A. (2009). A dynamic capture-recapture model for software defect prediction. Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: A NASA Journal, 5(4), 265-270.

Laplante, P.A. & Ahmad, N. (2009). Pavlov's bugs: matching repair policies with rewards. IT professional, 11(4), 45-51.

Ryoo, J., Laplante, P.A., Kazman, R. (2009). In search of architectural patters for software security. Computer, 42(6), 98-100.

Laplante, P.A., Bucholz, R., Elcock, A. (2009). Some progress in software testing technology. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 58(2), 254-256.

Laplante, P.A., Rochne, J., Montushi, P., Baldwin, T., Hinchey, M., Shafer, L., Voas, J., Wang, W. (2009). Quality in conference publishing. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 52(2), 183-196.

Laplante, P.A., Voas, J., Zhang, J. (2008) What's in a name: distinguishing between SaaS and SOA. IT Professional, May/June, 31-35.

Laplante, P.A. (2008). IT predictions for 2008. IT Professional, January/February, 62-64.

Norita Ahmad and Phillip Laplante “Using The Analytical Hierarchy Process In Selecting Commercial Real-Time Operating Systems," International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, nol. 8,  no. 1, March, 2009, pp. 151 – 168.

Phil Laplante, Bret Michael, and Jeffrey Voas, “Cyberpandemics: History, Inevitability, Response,” Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no.1, January/February 2009, pp. 63-67.

Phillip A, Laplante, “IT Predictions for 2009,” IT Professional, November/December, 2008, pp. 56-63.

Phillip A. Laplante, “Great Papers in Computer Science: A Retrospective,” Journal of Scientific and Practical Computing, vol. 2, no. 1, December 2008, pp. 31–35.

Raghvinder S. Sangwan, Pamela Vercellone-Smith, and Phillip A. Laplante, “Structural Epochs in the Complexity of Software over Time,” Software, July/August, 2008, pp. 66-73. (20%) (Sangwan and Vercellone-Smith are with PSGV).

Phil Laplante, “Open Source: The Dark Horse of Software,” Computing Reviews, July 2008, online at

Doris Lee, Professor of Instructional Systems
Lee, C-P., Shen, C-W., & Lee, D. "The effect of multimedia instruction for Chinese learning." Learning, Media and Technology, 33(2), 2008 127-138.

Edelstein, L., & Lee, D. Chapter CIX: "Transferring Knowledge in a Knowledge-Based Economy" in T. Torres-Coronas (ed.). Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM (2 Volumes). Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc., 2008

Barrie Litzky, Associate Professor of Management and Organization
DeCarolis, D.M., Litzky, B. E., & Eddleston, K.A. (2009).  Why networks enhance the progress of new venture creation:  The influence of social capital and cognition, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(2), 527-545.

Litzky, B.E., Purohit, Y.S., & Weer, C.H. (2008). Beliefs about the success of dual-career relationships: Toward the development of a normative beliefs measurement scale, North American Journal of Psychology, 10 (3), 603-624.

Litzky, B. E., & Oz, E. "Ethical Issues in Information Technology: Does Education Make a difference?" International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 4(2), 2008, 67-83. Paper recommended for Editor’s Award of Excellence. Cabell’s rated.

John McCool, Distinguished Professor of Systems Engineering
McCool, J. 2009. Design of Sudden Death Tests for Estimation of a Weibull Percentile, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 37: 311:315.

Wan, Q, Sheffield, J. McCool, J. and Baran, G. 2008. Light Curable Dental Composites Designed with Colloidal Crystal Reinforcement, Dental Materials 24: 1694-1701.

Phan, L. D. and McCool, J. I. 2009 Exact confidence intervals for Weibull parameters and percentiles. Proc. IMechE, Part O: J. Risk and Reliability, 223 (4), 387-394. DOI 10.1243/1748006XJRR247

McCool, J. and Valori, R. 2009. Evaluating the Validity of Rolling Contact Fatigue Test Results, Tribology Transactions, 52:223-230.

Wan, Q, Sheffield, J. McCool, J. and Baran, G. 2008. Light Curable Dental Composites Designed with Colloidal Crystal Reinforcement, Dental Materials 24: 1694-1701.

Colin J. Neill, Ph.D. - Associate Division Head and Associate Professor (Software and Systems Engineering)
R.S. Sangwan, P. Vercellone-Smith, and C.J. Neill, "Use of a Multidimensional Approach to Study the Evolution of Software Complexity," in press Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: A NASA Journal.

James A. Nemes, D.Sc. - Division Head and Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Sabih, A. & Nemes, J.A. (2009). Internal ductile failure mechanisms in steel cold heading process. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209 (9), 4292-4311.

Amine, S., Milani, A.S., & Nemes, J.A. (2009). Identification of a computationally efficient numerical model for honeycombs using a multi-objective Taguchi Optimization Process. International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 29(2), 169-180.

Milani, A.S.,  Dabboussi, W., Nemes, J.A., & Abeyaratne R.C. (2009). An improved multi-objective identification of Johnson–Cook Material Parameters. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 36 (2), 294-302.

Al-Abbasi, F.M. & Nemes, J.A. (2008). Predicting the ductile failure of DP-Steels using micromechanical modeling of cells. International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 17 (5), 447-472.

Nemes, J.A. & Sierra, R. (2008). Investigation of the mechanical behaviour of multi-phase TRIP Steels using finite element methods. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences,  50 (4), 649-665.

Qu, J., Dabboussi, W., Hassani, F., Nemes, J.A., & Yue, S. (2008). Effect of microstructure on the dynamic deformation behavior of dual phase steel. Materials Science and Engineering, 479 (1-2), 93-104.

Simon Pak, Associate Professor of Finance
Pak, S., Chunhachinda, P. and de Boyrie, M.E.   "Thailand Capital Flight through Trade with the US During Times of Political and Economic Instability." Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Vol 11, No. 3, September, 2008, pp 363-387.

Denise Potosky, Associate Professor of Management and Organization
Potosky, D.  (2008).  A conceptual framework for the role of administration medium in the personnel assessment process.  Academy of Management Review, 33(3), 629-648.

Potosky, D.,  Bobko, P., Roth, P. L. (2008).  Some Comments on Pareto Thinking, Test Validity, and Adverse Impact: When "And" is Optimal and "Or" is a Trade-Off.  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16(3), 201-205.

Potosky, D., & Olshan, B. "The Secret Success of a Global ERP Champion: Everything Changed and Nothing Happened." Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies, C. Ferran & R. Salim (Eds.). Hershey, PA: Idea Group International, 2008.

David W. Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Russell, D.W. Distributed Intelligence in Manufacturing Information Systems. New Mathematics and Natural Computation.

Raghvinder Sangwan, Associate Professor of Information Science
R.S. Sangwan, P. Vercellone-Smith, and C.J. Neill, "Use of a Multidimensional Approach to Study the Evolution of Software Complexity," in press Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: A NASA Journal.

Sangwan, R., Lin, L. and Neill, C., “Structural Complexity in Architecture-Centric Software Evolution,” IEEE Computer, October 2008, pp. 99 – 102.

Sangwan, R., Vercellone-Smith, P and Laplante, P. “Structural Epochs in the Complexity of Software over Time,” IEEE Software, July/August 2008.

Sangwan, R. Neill, C., Bass, M. and El Houda, Z. "Integrating Software Architecture-Centric Methods into Object-Oriented Analysis and Design," Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 81, Issue 5, May 2008, Pages 727-746.

Ozkaya, I., Bass, L., Sangwan, R. and Nord, R. "Making Practical Use of Quality Attribute Information," IEEE Software, March/April 2008, 28 – 33.

Mary Catherine Scheeler, Associate Professor of Special Education
Scheeler, M. C., Bruno, K., Grubb, E., & Seavey, T. L. (in press). Generalizing teaching techniques from university to K-12 classrooms: Teaching preservice teachers to use what they learn. Journal of Behavioral Education.
Scheeler, M. C., Congdon, M., & Stansbery, S. (in press). Providing immediate feedback
to co-teachers through bug-in-ear technology: An effective method of peer coaching in inclusion classrooms. Teacher Education and Special Education.
Scheeler, M. C., Macluckie, M., & Albright, K. E. (in press). Effects of immediate feedback delivered by peer tutors on oral presentation skills of adolescents with learning disabilities.  Remedial and Special Education.
Scheeler, M. C. (2008). Generalizing effective teaching skills: The missing link in teacher preparation. Journal of Behavioral Education, 17, 145-159.

Sagnika Sen, Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Sen, S., Raghu, T.S., Vinze, A. (in press). Demand information sharing in heterogeneous IT service environments. Journal of Management Information Systems.

John Sosik, Professor of Management and Organization
Chun, J. U., Litzky, B. E., Sosik, J. J., Bechtold, D., & Godshalk, V. M. (in press). Emotional intelligence and trust in formal mentoring programs. Group & Organization Management.

Chun, J.U., Yammarino, F.J., Dionne, S.D., Sosik, J.J., & Moon, H.K. (2009). Influence processes across hierarchical levels: Multiple levels-of-management and multiple levels-of-analysis perspectives. The Leadership Quarterly, 20, 689-707.

Sosik, J.J., Jung, D.I., & Dinger, S.L. (2009). Values in authentic action: Examining the roots and rewards of altruistic leadership. Group & Organization Management, 34 (4), 395-431 

Sosik, J.J., Kahai, S.S., & Piovoso, M.J. (2009). Silver bullet or voodoo statistics? A primer for using the Partial Least Squares data analytic technique in group and organization research. Group & Organization Management, 34(1), 5-36.

Pam Vercellone-Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

Jablokow, K. & Vercellone-Smith, P. (2011). The Impact of Cognitive Style on Social Networks in Online Discussion Forums. Advances in Engineering Education: Special e-Learning edition. Winter 2011, pp 1-29.

Vercellone-Smith, P. & Sangwan, R. S. (2010).  Visualization. In P. Laplante (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Software Engineering  (pp.  1341- 1354). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Sangwan, R. S., Vercellone-Smith, P., & Neill, C. (2010). Use of a Multidimensional Approach to Study the Evolution of Software Complexity. Innovations in Software and Systems Engineering (ISSE) 6:299-310.

Jablokow, K., Vercellone-Smith, P., & Richmond, S. S. (2009). Exploring Cognitive Diversity and the Level-Style Distinction (AC 2009-550). Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Conference on Engineering Education. Austin, TX, June 14 – 17, 2009.

Sangwan, R.S., Vercellone-Smith. P., & Laplante, P. A. (2008). Structural Epochs in the Complexity of Software over Time. IEEE Software 25(4): 66-73.