Faculty and Staff Activities

Gregg Weatherby

Gregg Weatherby, English Department, was a featured reader in July at New York City’s famed Cornelia Street Cafe. He read from his most recent published work as well as work in progress.

Mark A. Sutherlin

Mark A. Sutherlin, Kinesiology Department, gave two presentations at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 68th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, was accepted into the NATA Foundation Research/Faculty Mentor Program, and participated as part of the Athletic Training Research Agenda Focus Group this summer in Houston, Texas. 

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of an article titled “Gun Law History in the United States and Second Amendment Rights,” published in the most recent issue of the journal Law and Contemporary Problems.

Holly Manaseri

Holly Manaseri, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department and Educational Leadership Program coordinator, was a presenter at the annual conference of the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in August. Her presentation featured the importance of Universal Design for Learning in the preparation of educational leaders in light of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements.

Katherine M. Polasek, Erik Lind, John Foley and Dan Jones '15, MS

Katherine M. Polasek and Erik Lind, Kinesiology Department, and John Foley, Physical Education Department, recently had their manuscript, “The Relationship of Sex and Sport Skill Type on Imagery Use among Division III Athletes,” published in the Journal of Sport Behavior. The manuscript was co-authored by former exercise science graduate student Dan Jones, ’15, MS, exercise science.

Ben Lovett and Karen Davis

Ben Lovett and Karen Davis, Psychology Department, had an article accepted for publication in the journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Their article argues that certain techniques from forensic psychology can improve the accuracy of adult ADHD assessments, helping to reduce misdiagnosis.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, recently had two of her published poems nominated for 2017 Best of the Net: “Just Rosie” was nominated by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA), and “High Tea” was nominated by Highland Park Poetry. In addition, her poem “Extracurricular” was published in Sonic Boom Journal in August. Star*Line, SFPA’s print journal, recently accepted her poem “Vampirette.” Her poems “wide eyed wallflowers,” “Lovely and Dilapidated” and “My Father - Somonka” will appear in Undertow Tanka Review. Also, her poem “Invisible, Fat Me” is forthcoming in Blynkt Magazine.

James Felton

James Felton, chief diversity officer, received an invite from SUNY Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Carlos Medina to serve on the System-wide SUNY Diversity Advisory Board, which will serve as a standing advisory body to his office and the system provost. Felton was asked to join the board because of his experience and expertise. He will assist the university in working toward its overarching goal of becoming the most inclusive system of higher education in the country.

Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, has been elected to the Florida State League Hall of Fame. He will be inducted along with the rest of the 2017 class during the Florida State League’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Clearwater, Fla. Kobritz is the director of the Stone Crabs, Advanced ‘A’ Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and serves as the liaison with the Florida State League (FSL), the Tampa Bay Rays and Charlotte County, owner of the Charlotte Sports Park, the Stone Crabs’ home field. He began his journey in the FSL in 1993 when he became the owner of the Daytona Cubs, which he owned through 2000. During his two ownership stints in the FSL, he has served the league in a number of capacities, including his current role as a member of the League Executive Committee. Also, he was a member of the Executive Committee when he owned the Daytona Cubs. Along with former FSL president and Hall of Fame member Chuck Murphy, Kobritz developed the league-wide scholarship program which is in its 19th consecutive year of existence. Kobritz has served on a variety of League committees and represented the League in negotiations with the Rays when they came into existence in 1998. Also, he has been a presenter at the annual baseball winter meetings.

Mark Dodds

Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, presented two papers at the European Association for Sport Management conference in Bern, Switzerland. The paper topics were “Corruption’s Impact on Sport Sponsorship” and “Sponsorship Legal Issues: A Comparison of Finland and the US.” Also, he chaired a Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sport session.

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