Faculty and Staff Activities


Eric Edlund

Eric Edlund, Physics Department, and colleagues from Princeton University, were awarded a patent — number is 10,300,410 — for a new concept for a liquid centrifuge. Edlund conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by Princeton University, where he examined issues of angular momentum transport in relation to the evolution of black holes. During this work, he constructed a new experimental device and established the measurements that became the basis of this patent.

Lindsey Darvin

Lindsey Darvin, Sport Management Department, presented her research on the leaking pipeline of women sport leaders at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) held in early June in New Orleans, La.

Kenneth Cohen

Kenneth Cohen, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, was quoted in WalletHub’s May 29 online article, “2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.” In order to determine the best staycation spots, WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: 1) recreation, 2) food and entertainment and 3) rest and relaxation.

Brian Barrett

Brian Barrett, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, served as a guest editor for the most recent issue of The Curriculum Journal. He contributed two articles to the issue: “After the Knowledge Turn? Politics and Pedagogy,” with co-authors Ursula Hoadley, Alka Sehgal Cuthbert and John Morgan, and “An Engaging Pedagogy for an Academic Curriculum,” with Elizabeth Rata and Graham McPhail.

Rhiannon Maton

Rhiannon Maton, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, recently had a book chapter, “School Closures and the Political Education of U.S. Teachers,” published in Shuttered Schools: Race, Community, and School Closures in American Cities, edited by Ebony M. Duncan. The chapter was co-authored with Lauren Ware Stark.

Kate McCormick

Kate McCormick, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, recently co-presented a paper at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry held May 15 to 18 in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. The presentation was titled “Rhetorical Questions: Examining Early Faculty Experiences Through Found Poetry” and was presented with co-author Libba Willcox from Valdosta State University.

Vierne Placide

Vierne Placide, Health Department, presented a poster titled “Factors Influencing Counseling Adherence in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting held June 2 to 4 in Washington, D.C.

Jeanine Rose

Jeanine Rose, Academic Support and Achievement Program, presented on methods of electronic recordkeeping, reporting and surveying for supplemental instruction at the Northeastern Regional Supplemental Instruction (NERSI) Conference in Lowell, Mass. 

Henry Steck

Henry Steck, professor emeritus of political sciencepresented a lecture at the Ratiu Dialogues on Democracy-Transylvania 2019, held May 19 to 22 in Turda and Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The title of his presentation was “Democracy: 1989 and After.”

Eric Edlund

Eric Edlund, Physics Department, coauthored a paper that was published in the Feb. 12 issue of the journal Physical Review E. The paper is titled “Turbulence and jet-driven zonal flows: Secondary circulation in rotating fluids due to asymmetric forcing.” Edlund will be working at the Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik in Greifswald, Germany during the month of June.