Namedropper, 3/7/19

March 7, 2019 GMT

Faculty members publish books

University of Scranton faculty members Ann A. Pang-White, Ph.D., and Daniel J. West Jr., Ph.D., recently published books.

“The Confucian Four Books for Women,” published by Oxford University Press, was translated with introductions, annotations and notes by Pang-White, a philosophy professor and director of Asian Studies Program. It is the first complete English translation of the Nü Shishu and the commentary of Wang Xiang, according to the university. The work includes four books by five women authors over a span of 1,600 years and provides a look at the history and evolution of Chinese women’s writing, education, identity and philosophical discourse.

This is Pang-White’s second book. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals related to her research interests in interdisciplinary aspects of Chinese philosophy and Western theories on metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy and women, according to the university.

Pang-White, a graduate of Tung-Hai University in Taiwan, the University of South Carolina–Columbia and Marquette University, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1997.

West, professor and chair professor and the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, edited “The Global Healthcare Manager: Competencies, Concepts and Skills,” published by Health Administration Press, alongside his colleagues Michael Counte, Ph.D., professor of health management and policy at St. Louis University; Bernardo Ramierez, M.D., associate professor of health management and informatics at the University of Central Florida; and William Aaronson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy at Temple University.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of healthcare management and leadership in a global context, with real-world perspectives from a broad range of countries, cultures and delivery settings, according ot the university. West authored the chapter on “Principles of Effective Leadership.”

West is president and chief executive officer of HTC Consulting Group Inc. West joined the university’s faculty in 1990 and holds an honorary doctorate from St. Elizabeth University in health and social sciences for his international leadership and research and bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.

High notes

Patricia and Bob Montalbano were honored as UNICANs of the Year during the 60th annual Scranton Chapter Charity Ball at Genetti Manor in Dickson City.

The committee for the ball included: Palma Yanni, honorary chairwoman; Mary Marrara, chairwoman; Karen Clifford, Gail Cicerini, Jo Ann Verduce, Charlie and Mary Rose Spano, Joyce Lomma, Bill and Marie Waerhouse, Pat Yanni, Melanie Naro, Scranton Chapter president; Cindy Farino, Lisa and Dave Bieri, Ann Genett, Diane Alberigi, Ed Staback, Linda Stefursky, Tony Nicosia, Jim Brogna, Rose and Frank Blasi Sr., Frank Blasi, Chris DiMattio, Joanne Quattrone, Bill Buckley, Jeff and Patti Rieder, Jim Baress, John Disanferdinand and Lynda Cook.