Faculty and Staff Activities


Kevin Dames

Kevin Dames, Kinesiology Department, co-authored a manuscript with collaborators from Colorado State University and Oakland University that was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The article is titled “Leveling the Playing Field: Evaluation of a Portable Instrument for Quantifying Balance Performance.” Dames and co-authors derived commonly reported postural stability metrics from a portable force plate and validated them against measures calculated from a laboratory-grade instrument. Validating this tool allows clinicians, athletic trainers and others to collect accurate postural stability outcomes outside of the traditional laboratory setting.

Li Jin

Li Jin, Geology Department, has participated in the DEltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaption (DECCMA) Consortium since January 2016. She has been working on two important river systems in India and Africa and recently had two journal papers accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. They are “Modeling future flows of the Volta River system: Impacts of climate change and socio-economic changes” and “Simulating climate change and socio-economic change impacts on flows and water quality in the Mahanadi River system, India.”

Jaroslava Prihodova

Jaroslava Prihodova, Art and Art History Department, was invited to join the Evaluation Committee at the School of Art and Design Jan Evangelista Purkyne University at Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. On June 19 and 20, all students will present their semestral project in front of the 10-person committee comprised of faculty, visiting scholars, professional artist outside of campus, students and the public. This visit is a first official step towards a collaborative project between SUNY Cortland and Jan Evangelista Purkyne University planned for summer 2019. 

Rhiannon Maton

Rhiannon Maton, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, co-presented a paper titled “School Reform and the Political Education of U.S. Teachers” at the Education Reform, Communities and Social Justice conference hosted by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

Alexandru Balas

Alexandru Balas, International Studies Department and Clark Center for International Education, together with his co-authors Andreas Kotelis, 2017 Clark Center for Global Engagement Scholar-in-Residence, and Noam Ebner, Creighton University, was the winner of the 2018 E-PARCC Role-Play Simulation Competition for their publication of the European Union simulation titled “Model EU-European Council-European Agenda on Migration.” The competition is organized by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Read more about the European Union role-play simulation.

Theresa Curtis

Theresa Curtis, Biological Sciences Department, and students Nicholas Puoplo ’15 and Joseph Hannett ’17, co-authored a paper recently published in Neurotoxicology. It is titled “The secretome of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells protects SH-SY5Y cells from arsenic-induced toxicity, independent of a neuron-like differentiation mechanism.”

Kevin D. Dames

Kevin D. Dames, Kinesiology Department, collaborated with members of Colorado State University’s Sensorimotor Neuroimaging Laboratory on research presented at the Rocky Mountain Regional American Society of Biomechanics held in March in Chapel Hill, N.C., and at the Neural Control of Movement conferences, held in May in Santa Fe, N.M.

Evan Faulkenbury

Evan Faulkenbury, History Department, had his peer-reviewed article, ‘“Monroe is Hell’: Voter Purges, Registration Drives, and the Civil Rights Movement in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana,” published in the Winter 2018 issue of Louisiana History.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, recently learned that her poem “Wherefore Art Thou?” was accepted for publication by Star*Line, the print journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. “I'm Going to Make You Love Me,” a speculative piece, will be in the upcoming issue, Star*Line 41.3, July 2018.

Jaroslava Prihodova

Jaroslava Prihodova, Art and Art History Department, received a $3000 grant under the auspices of the Conversation in the Disciplines Program initiated by the State University of New York. The funds will be used for an interdisciplinary one-day symposium titled “Beyond Obvious” set for February 2019 in Dowd Gallery. The event will include speakers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nazareth College, Syracuse University and SUNY Cortland. The symposium will be organized in conjunction with a four-week exhibition titled “Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science,” slotted for Jan. 28 to Feb. 22. This collaborative traveling exhibition was organized by Norman Barker and Christine Lacobuzio-Donahue, both from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The core idea put forth explores the aesthetics of human disease, both within and beyond the context of our preconceived social systems. The additional accompanying exhibition, “Beyond Obvious,” will feature three-dimensional works inspired by medical research and is curated by Prihodova.