Faculty and Staff Activities


Seth N. Asumah and Mechthild Nagel

Seth N. Asumah, Political Science and Africana Studies departments, and Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy and Africana Studies departments and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, were invited as consultants to train close to 300 professionals on Nov. 7 at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, N.Y. The workshop focused on difficult dialogues and implicit bias. 

Brian Barrett

Brian Barrett, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had his article titled “Towards a realist sociology of education: A polyphonic review essay” published in the Educational Theory, Volume 67, Issue 2. The article was co-authored with Michael Grenfell from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, Susan Hood from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and Dan Schubert from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

Tyler Bradway

Tyler Bradway, English Department, had his essay, “Literature in an Age of Plague: The AIDS Epidemic,” published in American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990. The volume was edited by D. Quentin Miller and published in November by Cambridge University Press.

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, was recently invited to the United Arab Emirates to serve as an external dissertation examiner. The candidate successfully defended her dissertation “Negotiating the Intersection of Arabic and Anglo-American Lite­­­­­rary Journalism: Exploring Possibilities, Challenging Canons.” The dissertation is believed to be the first to examine Arab literary journalism.

Li Jin

Li Jin, Geology Department, gave a presentation at the 2017 Geological Society of America Meeting on Oct. 23 in Seattle, Wash. She presented “Groundwater recharge and water-rock interaction from unsaturated zone of Badain Jaran desert.”

Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz, Sports Management Department, attended and presented at AFIDE 2017, the 7th International Convention of Physical Activity and Sports, which was held from Nov. 20-24 in Havana, Cuba. The title of Jordan’s presentation was “Sport Management: The Business of Sports.” 

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, recently was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem “Just Rosie,” published in Eye to the Telescope magazine. The Pushcart Prize is the premiere literary prize for poems and stories published each year by U.S. small presses.

Lin Lin

Lin Lin, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, was a presenter at the annual National Council for the Social Studies Conference on Nov. 17 and 18 in San Francisco, Calif. She presented “Reading Globally: Promoting Pre-service Teachers’ Global and Cross-Cultural Understanding” and co-presented “Engaging Elementary Children in Community-based PBL - Project-Based Learning - in Chinese Elementary Schools” with Dr. Yali Zhao from Georgia State University. Also, Lin presented “Promoting Teacher Candidates’ Global Perspectives” on Nov. 8 at Cornell University as part of the “Global Voices in Education” series. She has been a Global Learning Fellow with the Southeast Asian Studies and South Asian Studies Centers at Cornell University.  

Barry Schecter

Barry Schecter, Health Department and coordinator of Human Service Studies, served on a panel at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, held Oct. 11 to 14 in Atlanta, Ga.

Mary Schlarb

Mary Schlarb, International Programs, recently received the Clark Center for Global Engagement Internationalization Award. It honors SUNY Cortland faculty and staff who have performed outstanding work in global engagement. Schlarb has done outstanding work to promote global engagement by increasing the number of SUNY Cortland study abroad opportunities for students. This has led to a greater number of students studying abroad and an increase of faculty involved in faculty-led study abroad programs.