Faculty and Staff Activities

Brett Troyan

Brett Troyan, History Department, is on sabbatical for the spring semester. She was appointed a visiting scholar to Cambridge University’s Latin American Studies Center in the United Kingdom where she is working on a book manuscript on Costa Rica’s brief civil war. 

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, was a co-author on an article, “A new stipitate species of Crepidotus from India and Thailand with notes on other tropical species,” recently published in the science journal Mycologia. The new species was collected by Baroni in Thailand in 2006, recently discovered in India and is phylogenetically similar to a new world Neotropical species known from Florida and Puerto Rico that Aime and Baroni published on in 2002. Co-authors included: Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Alma Rosa Villalobos-Arámbula and María Herrera, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico; C. J. Pradeep, K. B. Vrinda and A. Manoj Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Kerala, India; Virginia Ramírez-Cruz, Universidad de la Sierra Juárez, Mexico; Kasem Soytong, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand; M. Catherine Aime, Purdue University. The new species described in this work is Crepidotus asiaticus Guzm.-Dáv., C. K. Pradeep and T. J. Baroni.

Li Jin and Kristina Gutchess ’13

Li Jin, Geology Department, coauthored a paper with former Cortland student Kristina Gutchess ’13 that was recently published in the Environmental Science and Technology. The title of the paper is “Long-Term Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on Streamwater Salinity in New York State: INCA Simulations Offer Cautious Optimism.”

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, just received word that her 5-7-5 poem “Fresh Squeezed Juice” was accepted for publication by the online journal Haikuniverse as one of the featured poems on the theme of Valentine's Day. Her triptych poem “Always Blue Cops” was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Rosebud Magazine. Her speculative poem “Cinderella Continued” appeared in Star*Line, Issue 41.1, the print journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). In addition, she recently learned that her poem “Just Rosie,” published in Eye to the Telescope in 2017, has also been nominated for a 2017 Rhysling Award from the SFPA, along with the Pushcart Prize for 2017.

Erik Lind, Larissa True, Debbie Van Langen and Jim Hokanson and John Foley

Erik Lind, Larissa True, Debbie Van Langen and Jim Hokanson, Kinesiology Department and John Foley, Physical Education Department, recently co-authored a paper that was published in the journal Sports. Lindsey Taylor (Funch) M.S. ’15 Exercise Science was the lead author on the paper, which is titled “Four Weeks of Off-Season Training Improves Peak Oxygen Consumption in Female Field Hockey Players.”

Mechthild Nagel

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, had an encyclopedic entry on the work of Iris Marion Young published in December in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory.

John Suarez

John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, and three of the Institute’s interns hosted the first video conference of the North/South Central New York Coalition for Applied Learning. Participants called the Feb. 7 meeting “productive” and “innovative.” Technology Training Associate Julia Morog was instrumental in making this meeting a success.

Twelve people participated in the video conference, including the director of SUNY’s Office of Applied Learning and two members of her staff, the executive director of the New York Campus Compact, and faculty and staff from SUNY Binghamton, Dutchess, Oneonta, and Westchester. The three interns – Mariah Asencio, a communication studies major, Kaley Decker, a business economics major, and Austen Johnson, a political science major, contributed ideas to the meeting’s primary purpose: identifying ways for faculty and staff to interest students in applied learning activities. Participants also explored ways of strengthening community impact, considerations regarding data-collection and a suggestion for a state-wide needs assessment mapping of communities’ well-being indicators.

The Coalition’s 35 members represent 23 institutions. SUNY Cortland faculty and staff are welcome to suggest topics for – and participate in – the Coalition’s video conferences by emailing John Suarez.

Mark A. Sutherlin

Mark A. Sutherlin, Kinesiology Department, presented an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) session titled “Identification of Appropriate Patient Reported Outcome Instruments for Low Back Pain in Athletic Populations” at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference held in January in Boston, Mass.

Tyler Bradway

Tyler Bradway, English Department, wrote a review of Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission by Kevin Ohi, which was published in the January issue of Journal of the History of Sexuality.

Christa Chatfield and Katherine Hicks

Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences Department, and Katherine Hicks, Chemistry Department, were co-authors along with three former students of a paper recently published in Biochemistry. Former biology majors Devon Dattmore ’16 and Devin Stives ’16, and biochemistry major Ashley Jackson ’17, were also involved in the research, which was funded by a SUNY Cortland Faculty Research Program grant. The article is titled, “Structural and Functional Basis for Targeting Campylobacter jejuni Agmatine Deiminase to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance.”

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