Around Webster: Sheng in elite Chinese tech group; Henning on counseling ethics, Qasem on Saudi Arabia oil security, Walla on NeuroIS

| June 15, 2015

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include: 

Qasem Book on Oil and Security in Saudi Arabia

Islam Qasem, academic director, Webster University Leiden, has authored the forthcoming book on oil and security in Saudi Arabia. The expected publishing date is October 2015 by Leiden University Brill.

“By providing an insightful account of how oil resources shaped Saudi security policies since the mid-twentieth century, Islam Y. Qasem offers a timely contribution to the study of oil politics and the interrelationship between economic interdependence and security.”

Learn more here.

Henning Text on Ethics in Counseling

Stacy Henning, co-chair, Clinical Program and Faculty and Student Affairs, Professional Counseling Department, recently co-authored a text book on ethics, “Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor.”

The book’s “approach¬†differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario.” Learn more here.

The book is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).

Walla Presents at NeuroIS Conference; Ali’s Kemper Acknowledged by OPEC Head

Peter Walla, head of the Psychology Department at Webster Vienna, gave a presentation at the NeuroIS (neuro information systems) conference in Upper Austria.

Learn more about the presentation, “Emotion is not what you think it is: Startle Reflex Modulation (SRM) as a measure of affective processing in NeuroIS,” here.

Richard Sheng, Webster University China


Sheng Selected to Elite Group of Technologists in China

Richard Sheng, Webster business adjunct faculty member in China, has been selected to the national Thousand Talent Program, an independent nonprofit association created by the Chinese government to bring together and honor scientists, technologists, information technology people and mathematicians who are from countries other than China, but are working on projects beneficial to China.

Sheng’s more than 10 years with Webster include teaching in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Chengdu and a Hybrid Operations Management course that brought Webster students to China for an intensive week of teaching and company visits.

Read more about the honor in this story at Webster China.

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