Faculty and Staff Activities - SUNY Cortland

Faculty and Staff Activities

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, will present her paper, “Violence, Deviance and Punishment,” at the Annual Conference of the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S., set for Oct. 14-16 in Denver, Co.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, has had his 2015 book, Guns across America, reviewed in the New York Review of Books, along with a letter exchange with the reviewer in a subsequent issue. The review is available at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/07/14/terror-of-our-guns/  and http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/08/18/stand-your-ground/

Benjamin C. Wilson

Benjamin C. Wilson, Economics Department, presented with co-authors their paper titled “Spatial Analysis in Pursuit of Equity for Future Generations” at the 13th International Post Keynesian Conference held Sept. 15 in Kansas City, Mo. The conference was hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.

Mechthild Nagel

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy and Africana Studies departments and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, has been invited to update the entry “Feminist Perspectives on Class and Work” with the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a common reference source for philosophy students and scholars. Her updated entry, which was recently accepted, can be found on this link.

Kathleen Lawrence

Kathleen Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, had her poem “Trump’s Tip” appear in the Oct. 9 issue of Rattle magazine’s weekly Poets Respond feature about recent events in the news. She has 25 poems published or forthcoming this year, to date. Her poem “Even Happy Ghosts Can Be Scary Ghosts When You’re 7” won third place in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s (SFPA) international 2016 contest and was published on the SFPA website in September. In October, her poem “Detecting Nancy Drew” appeared in in Silver Birch Press’s Nancy Drew Anthology. Nine clerihews (humorous short poems) appeared in The Muses’ Gallery of Highland Park Poetry, in September. Lawrence’s clerihews lampooned George W. Bush, Caitlyn Jenner, Ryan Lochte, Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, O.J. Simpson, Ringo Starr and Anthony Weiner. Five of Lawrence’s poems, “High Tea,” “The Infected,” “Howl E’en,” “Schoolyard Games” and “A Congress of Ghosts” were accepted for publication in the anthology Lupine Lunes by Popcorn Press, to be published on Halloween.

Julie Lenhart

Julie Lenhart, Athletics Department, had her chapter titled “Establishing a Strong Work Ethic” published as the first chapter in the book Practice Perfect Softball. The book contains 14 chapters, each written by aa different coach, and Lenhart is the only Division III coach to contribute. The book is endorsed by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and published by Human Kinetics.

Moyi Jia

Moyi Jia, Communication Studies Department, co-authored an article titled “The Expanding Territory of Organizational Communication in China,” which was published this summer in the Chinese Journal of Communication.   

Thomas Hischak

Thomas Hischak, professor of theatre emeritus, was one of seven playwrights nationwide to have a play selected by the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT) for its 2016 New Play Fest. Hischak’s play “The Emperor of North America” was produced in September by the Silver Spring Stage in Silver Spring, Md., and the script is to be published by the Dramatic Publishing Company. Hischak is currently an adjunct professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.

Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter, Geography Department, has an article titled “Grammatical subjects, ‘Hell is other people’, and irreprehensible nature” in the current issue of Cultural Geographies.

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, had three peer-reviewed papers published recently. The first, titled “Towards a better understanding of Tetrapyrgos (Basidiomycota, Agaricales: New species, type studies, and phylogenetic inferences)” was published in late 2015 in Phytotaxa. It was co-authored by Amy Honan and Dennis Desjardin of San Francisco State University, and Brian Perry, California State University East Bay. One of the new species came from Baroni’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded biodiversity work in the Greater Antilles, from the island of Puerto Rico. Two more recent papers came out in mid 2016, one with co-authors Juan Luis Mata, University of South Alabama, Clark Ovrebo, University of Central Oklahoma, and Karen Hughes, University of Tennessee. “New Species of Neotropical Rhodocollybia” was published in Mycotaxon. The new species were discovered during Baroni’s NSF-funded work in the Dominican Republic. The article “Rhodocybe tugrulii (Agaricales, Entolomataceae), a New Species from Turkey and Estonia Based on Morphological and Molecular Data, and a New Combination in Clitocella (Entolomataceae)” was published in Phytotaxa. It was co-authored with Alfredo Vizzini, University of Turin, Italy, Ertugrul Sesli, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey, Vladimír Antonín, Moravian Museum, Czech Republic, and Irja Saar, University of Tartu, Estonia. Baroni was invited to contribute to the research on this new taxon because of his numerous publications on Rhodocybe globally and because he was a co-author of the newly erected genus Clitocella, now being recognized by fungal systematists.