Faculty and Staff Activities


Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, was quoted in the June 2020 Sports Illustrated cover story on Minor League Baseball titled “Minor League Baseball in Crisis.” 

Jennifer Parker, Jeremy Pekarek and Hilary Wong

Jennifer Parker, Jeremy Pekarek and Hilary Wong, Memorial Library, gave a virtual presentation at the State University of New York Librarians Association on June 18. They presented “Enhancing campus relationships: Building a more collaborative institutional repository.”

Jeremy Pekarek

Jeremy Pekarek, Memorial Library, presented a poster titled “The Tale of two hats: Time-management in the life of an Archivist & Instructional Services Librarian,” at the virtual New York Archives Conference on June 12.

Jennifer Moore, Janet Ochs, Jeremy Pekarek and Hilary Wong

Jennifer Moore, Janet Ochs, Jeremy Pekarek and Hilary Wong, Memorial Library, presented virtually at the New York Archives Conference June 12. The title of the presentation was “If you've got it flaunt it: Revitalizing the archives through collaborative exhibits.”

Maria Timberlake

Maria Timberlake, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had her article, “Recognizing Ableism in Educational Initiatives: Reading between the Lines” published in the June issue of Research in Educational Policy and Management.

Paul Arras

Paul Arras, Communication and Media Studies Department, has a new book titled Seinfeld: A Cultural History. It is part of a series of books by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers that focuses on iconic television shows called The Cultural History of Television, which includes shows like “Friends," “The Simpsons,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “Cheers,” “Star Trek,” and “Fraiser.” Arras’ graduate research on ’90s television turned into his first book, The Lonely Nineties, which has a chapter on “Seinfeld” among other TV shows such as “Friends,” “Law & Order” and “The Simpsons.”

Chris Badurek

Chris Badurek, Geography Department, had his applied learning projects highlighted in an article in The Umbrella – The SUNY Newsletter for Applied Learning. The June 2020 issue focuses on co-curricular applied learning experiences and highlights projects from across many of the SUNY campuses. The article describes the NSF Common Problem Pedagogy Project collaboration between students in Badurek’s environmental remote sensing course and Biological Sciences Professor Steve Broyles’ tree biology course. Students from both courses joined into teams to collect and analyze tree data for the village of Homer, N.Y., in Fall 2019. The article also includes an extension of this work by student intern Connor Brierton on Badurek’s Cortland Applied Learning Practitioners grant from SUNY Cortland’s Institute for Civic Engagement. Brierton and Badurek reported on this work in a Transformations 2020 research poster.

Jeremy Jiménez

Jeremy Jiménez, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had his co-written article about high school student experiences in the first combined LGBTQ+/Ethnic Studies course in a U.S. public school published in The Journal of Social Studies Research.

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, had their book chapter, titled “An American Kaleidoscope: Rethinking Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Through the Prism of Gender and Race,” published in March in The Routledge Companion to Inclusive Leadership, edited by Joan Marques.

Charles DeMotte

Charles DeMotte, Sociology/Anthropology Department, has been named co-winner of the 2020 Larry Ritter Book Award by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) for the best baseball book of the dead ball era. His book, James T. Farrell and Baseball: Dreams and Realism on Chicago’s South Side, was published by University of Nebraska Press. The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about baseball between 1901 and 1919 published during the previous calendar year. The winner’s work must demonstrate original research or analysis, a fresh perspective, compelling thesis, impressive insight, accuracy and clear, graceful prose.