Faculty and Staff Activities


David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, was named last fall as the managing editor of a new journal, The Reading League Journal. The journal articles are written by top researchers from around the world and summarizes scientific findings on reading development and reading difficulties/disabilities. The unique feature of this publication is that it is not written for other researchers but rather for educational professionals working in schools (teachers, administrators, speech pathologists, and school psychologists). The journal will have three issues per year, fall, winter and spring. The first issue was published in January.

Rhiannon Maton

Rhiannon Maton, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had a book review published in Teachers College Record. She reviewed the book Exploring Gender and LGBTQ Issues in K-12 and Teacher Education: A Rainbow Assemblage.

Janet Ochs, Jennifer Parker and Jeremy Pekarek

Janet Ochs, Jennifer Parker and Jeremy Pekarek of Memorial Library had their bibliographic essay titled “Resources on Women in STEM” published in Choice Magazine and featured in the March 2020 issue. This essay highlights women role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions and includes 58 book titles that explore various elements within STEM fields such as gender inequality, history, education, academic contributions, societal impacts and government involvement.

Katie Silvestri

Katie Silvestri, Literacy Department, was recently elected for a two-year appointment as secretary for the Special Interest Group (SIG) Semiotics in Education: Signs, Meaning, and Multimodality, a SIG within the American Education Research Association (AERA). This SIG provides a forum for teacher educators and literacy researchers to discuss signs, meanings and meaning making processes that people use in the context of teaching and learning from a multimodal standpoint. As secretary, Silvestri will maintain the SIG website and listserv as well as spearhead initiatives to foster conversations about and collaborations in scholarly work across the SIG's membership, as detailed on Featured Member Scholarship. She served in this position as interim secretary during a restructuring of the SIG for the past nine months and will now serve as secretary for the 2020-22 term. To learn more about Silvestri’s work as secretary or about social semiotics and multimodality, visit the Semiotics in Education SIG website.

Tyler Bradway

Tyler Bradway, English Department, had his book chapter titled "Inchoate Kinship: Psychoanalytic Narrative and Queer Relationality in Are You My Mother?" published in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In. The collection was edited by Janine Utell and published in February by the University of Mississippi Press. 

Evan Faulkenbury

Evan Faulkenbury, History Department, had an article published in the peer-reviewed journal The Public Historian. “A Problem of Visibility: Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War in Cortland, New York” is about the history of Cortland’s Union soldier monument that stands downtown in Courthouse Park. A photograph from its 1877 dedication ceremony was featured on the cover of the journal.

Kim Wieczorek

Kim Wieczorek, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, represented the New York State Association of Teacher Educators (NYSATE) at the annual Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) conference held Feb. 15 to 19 in Atlantic City, N.J. As president of NYSATE, she attended the Council of Unit Presidents on Feb. 16. On Feb. 18, she presented her research titled “Pathways to Teaching: The Vague Infrastructure for Potential Teaching Candidates” in a thematic research session.


Tyler Bradway

Tyler Bradway, English Department, received a Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title for his book After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century. He co-edited the book with E.L. McCallum from Michigan State and it was published in 2019 by Cambridge UP.

Lindsey Darvin

Lindsey Darvin, Sport Management Department, recently had a paper titled "Get in the Game Through a Sponsor: Initial Career Ambitions of Former Women Assistant Coaches" published in the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Sport (JIIA). Also, she was featured in a Jan. 21 Forbes article discussing Title IX and changes to NCAA name, image and likeness policy.

Mike Fusilli

Mike Fusilli, Development Office, a major gift officer and a volunteer coach for SUNY Cortland’s wrestling team, was inducted into the upstate New York chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Fusilli helped lead Ithaca College to two national titles during his collegiate wrestling career and was an NCAA Div. III individual national champion in 1990. He previously served as head coach at Binghamton University and has prior assistant coaching experience at Ithaca College and North Carolina University.