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Faculty and Staff Activities

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, presented her paper titled “Cosmopolitanism, Fashion, and Globalization” at the annual conference organized by the Australian and New Zealand Anthropological Society and held Nov. 10-13 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Nance S. Wilson

Nance S. Wilson, Literacy Department, had a book chapter titled “Teacher Development, Support, and Training with the iPad” published in Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technology: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry Based Methods, edited by S. Keengwe and M. Maxfield. It was co-authored by Vicky Zygouris-Coe and Victoria Cardullo.

Tadayuki Suzuki

Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention on Nov. 22 in Washington, D.C. His presentation was titled, “Stories to Tell—Listening to the Words in LGBT Themed Children’s Literature.”

Gregg Weatherby

Gregg Weatherby, English Department, will be one of two featured poets in the second issue of Home Planet News Online. 

Ute Ritz-Deutch

Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, learned that her article, “Hermann von Ihering: Shifting Realities of a German Brazilian Scientist from the Late Empire to World War I,” has been accepted for publication in a special edition of the British Journal German History. The volume is scheduled for publication in 2015.

Melissa A. Morris

Melissa A. Morris, Physics Department, co-authored two abstracts presented at the American Astronomical Association Division of Planetary Sciences 46th annual meeting held Nov. 10-14 in Tucson, Ariz.: “Overcoming the Meter Barrier and The Formation of Systems with Tightly-packed Inner Planets (STIPs)” and “Measuring Fracture Properties of Meteorites: 3D Scans and Disruption Experiments.” As an attendee, she was invited to view a live feed of the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander, marking history of humans landing a spacecraft on a comet.

Peter M. McGinnis

Peter M. McGinnis, Kinesiology Department, was inducted into the third class of the Swarthmore College Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 31. A multi-sport athlete at the college, McGinnis, who graduated in 1976, excelled as a pole vaulter on Swarthmore’s outdoor track and field team. He became Swarthmore’s first track and field All-American by placing fifth at the 1975 NCAA Championships. At the Penn Relays in 1976, McGinnis set the still-existing college outdoor pole vault record of 15 feet. Now a leading expert in the field, McGinnis has been an adviser to USA Track & Field for more than 30 years, providing scientific services to elite U.S. pole vaulters and their coaches to prepare them for the Olympic Games, IAAF World Championships and other competitions. As pole vault coach at SUNY Cortland, McGinnis has mentored two NCAA pole vault champions.

Mary Emm

Mary Emm, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, along with graduate students Emily Tackabury and Jenna Venditti, presented a poster at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Fla. The poster is titled “Evidence-Based Practice Model: Collaborate. Learn. Apply.”

Brian Barrett

Brian Barrett, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had his book, Knowledge and the Future of the Curriculum: International Studies in Social Realism, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book was edited with Elizabeth Rata, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, with co-authors Keri Kluting, University of Uppsala, and Sarah Bergemann, Middle State Tennessee University, published a peer-reviewed paper titled “Toward a Stable Classification of Genera within the Entolomataceae: a Phylogenetic Re-evaluation of the Rhodocybe-Clitopilus Clade” in the journal Mycologia. Molecular evidence was used to sort out relationships among five genera and nearly 300 species. The publication was the result of Kluting’s master’s thesis at Middle State Tennessee University. Baroni served as a mentor for the project and was on Kluting’s guidance committee for the master’s degree.