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Faculty and Staff Activities

Tadayuki Suzuki

Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented “Still Missing: How Should Teacher Educators Include LGBT Family-themed Picture Books in Curricula for Primary Grades?” at the National Association for Multicultural Education’s annual conference on Nov. 14 in Tucson, Ariz.

Patricia Roiger

Patricia Roiger, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, presented “Toddler Tales: Mothering Toddlers Brings Challenges and Pleasures Like Nothing Else. Tips, Tricks and Strategies to Navigate Gentle Discipline, Extended Nursing, Weaning and More” at the New York State La Leche League Conference, held Nov.7-9 in Syracuse, N.Y.

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, recently spent 10 days in China lecturing on American literary journalism, investigative journalism and media law. Hartsock was invited by the School of Journalism and Communication at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1. In addition, Hartsock participated in a translation workshop in which students are translating his History of American Literary Journalism into Mandarin Chinese.

Timothy Delaune

Timothy Delaune, Political Science Department and pre-law advisor, had a peer-reviewed chapter published in the special issue on law and the liberal state, volume 65 of the book series Studies in Law, Politics and Society. His chapter, “Jury Nullification: An Illiberal Defense of Liberty,” examines the practice of American juries in criminal cases acquitting clearly guilty defendants as an exercise of democratic political power contrary to the liberal order, in accordance with the political theory of Carl Schmitt.

Ray Cotrufo and Justin Lovich

Ray Cotrufo and Justin Lovich, Sport Management Department, each successfully defended their dissertations and earned their Ph.Ds. Cotrufo’s topic was “Examining the Influence of Ethical and Authentic Leadership Behaviors of NCAA Division I Athletic Directors.” Lovich’s dissertation was titled, “‘Unprecedented’: A Study of the National Football League’s Regulation of Labor through Punishment.”

John Suarez

John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, conducted a two-part workshop at Barnard College’s STEM Colloquium, part of Barnard’s Noyce Scholars Program. Eight students and three faculty members participated in the “Reflective Listening in Multi-Dimensional STEM Classrooms” workshop. In the workshop’s first part, participants enacted a scripted play through which they identified and discussed hidden ways in which government policies and low-income life can interfere with children’s learning. During the event’s second part, participants practiced reflective listening skills in the context of STEM classrooms in which teachers faced political, religious, and cultural opposition to their lessons.

Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets

Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets, History Department, attended the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) project director’s meeting to receive final training before launching their $180,000 Landmarks in American History and Culture workshop for K-12 teachers. The meeting was held Oct. 20-21 in Washington D.C. Their workshop, coordinated with the assistance of Kerri Freese, SUNY Cortland Noyce Project, invites teachers from around the country to learn about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from the perspective of the wilderness, using Camp Huntington in Raquette Lake, N.Y., as a living classroom. The application and details about the workshop can be found at

Michelle Cryan

Michelle Cryan, Publications and Electronic Media Office, was the sketchnoter at the recent TEDxCortland Conference held Oct. 25. Her sketchnotes can be viewed online on the TEDxCortland Facebook page.

Nance S. Wilson

Nance S. Wilson, Literacy Department, had her article titled “Teaching & Learning with E-Readers: Promoting Deep Learning or Deep Trouble?” published in the 2014 Technology in Literacy Education SIG Newsletter. It was co-authored by Vicky Zygouris-Coe and Victoria Cardullo and can be found on the Technology in Literacy Education website.

Also, Wilson presented “CCLS and Developmentally Responsive Teaching of Young Adolescents” at the New York State Middle School Association Conference held Oct. 10 in Verona, N.Y.

Tadayuki Suzuki

Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented “Art of Pleasure: Reviving the Joy of Reading” at the Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference on Nov. 17 in Louisville.