April 18, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 16

Welcome Additions

Asst. Prof. Helen L. Brown (CSOM)
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field of Interest: Judgment and decision-making issues in auditing.
Courses: Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems.
While studying for her doctorate in accounting, Brown added a minor concentration in psychology, and the two subjects were reflected in her dissertation, "Auditor-Client Negotiation: An Examination of the Influence of Psychological and Environmental Factors." Her research focus also includes investigation of the effects of political and regulatory pressures on auditor behavior. While at UW, Brown taught managerial accounting at the graduate school level and managerial accounting, financial accounting, accounting information systems and auditing to undergrads. After graduating from the City University of New York's Baruch College with a degree in accounting, she worked at KMPG, Ernst & Young, Pepsi Cola Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in the New York area before returning to school for her doctoral studies.

Asst. Prof. Margaret Saul Laccetti (CSON)
PhD, University of Massachusetts
Field of Interest: Investigation and use of expressive writing and language use with selected groups of cancer patients; quality of life in cancer patients.
Courses: Adult Growth and Development, Acute Adult Care.
Laccetti, an oncology clinical nurse specialist who joined the Connell School of Nursing faculty after working as a clinical research associate at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, provides clinical and didactic instruction for students in adult health nursing. While working at the Farber Clinic, she also was an assistant professor in medical surgical nursing at Salem State College, specializing in the oncology content across the curriculum. A graduate of the State University of New York-Albany, Laccetti also holds degrees in nursing from Columbia University, Salem State College and the University of Massachusetts. In addition to extensive experience as a clinical specialist, clinical consultant and nurse educator, she has taught medical surgical nursing at St. Anselm College.

Prof. Barbara E. Wolfe (CSON)
PhD, Boston College
Field of Interest: The psychobiology of eating disorders.
Courses: Advanced Practicum and Theory in Psych Nursing.
Wolfe's research focuses on the relationship between neurotransmitter functioning and mood, impulsivity and eating behavior. One of her current projects, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, explores the regulation of the neurotransmitter serotonin in anorexia nervosa and its relationship to treatment response. A graduate of Syracuse University with advanced degrees from Yale University and BC, she is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and served as that group's president in 2003-2004. She is also a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Hon

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