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Faculty and Staff Activities

Doug Langhans

Doug Langhans, Admissions, has been elected to the board of directors for Study New York, a consortium of SUNY, CUNY and private institutions formed to promote New York as a destination for international students. Langhans has served on the consortium’s programming committee for a number of years and has represented the consortium at various events including the American International Recruitment Council Conference, the International Consultants for Education and Fairs  (ICEF) North American Workshop, National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA): Association of International Educators Annual Conference, and the EducationUSA Forum. 

Nancy Kane

Nancy Kane, Performing Arts Department, performed in the Endicott Performing Arts Center’s production of “Great Expectations” this summer.

In other news, Kane has assumed full director duties for Twin Tiers Honor Flight, a nonprofit local hub of the national Honor Flight Network, which takes WWII, Korean Era, and terminally ill veterans at no charge to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, has been asked to serve as a reviewer this fall for Fulbright scholarship applicants from Russia for the 2015-16 academic year. The candidates would conduct research and teach in the United States in the area of journalism. Hartsock was a Fulbright scholar in journalism in Ukraine in 1993 at Taras Shevchenko Kiev State University in Kiev.

In other news, Hartsock stepped down at the end of May after five years as the editor of the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Literary Journalism Studies. The official journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, it was founded by Hartsock starting with the Spring 2009 issue. The journal is published biannually. Under Hartsock’s editorship, the journal established the first bibliography in its subject field and is now listed in the MLA International Bibliography. It is also listed with Ebscohost. Bill Reynolds, director of the graduate program in journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, has been selected as Hartsock’s successor.

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, had her paper, “Transnational Migration, Global Links, and Social Inequality: Human Trafficking and North Korean Women in China,” accepted for publication in the journal The Social Sciences Collection. Her ethnography “Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China” was accepted by University of Minnesota Press and is in production for release in Fall 2015.

Nance S. Wilson

Nance S. Wilson, Literacy Department, had the following published. “Trying to Make Sense of E-readers” was published in the Summer/Spring 2014 issue of the Journal of Reading Education with V. Zygouris-Coe and V. Cardullo as co-authors; “Text Complexity of Popular Middle Grade Texts: How Do Popular Middle Grades Texts Stack up to CCSS Standards?” co-authored by M.D. Koss, was published in AMLE Magazine; Wilson’s textbook, Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies: Connecting to the Common Core, and co-authored by K. Grant and S. Golden, was published by Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Orvil White

Orvil White, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, represented the university's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at the 43rd Biennial Convention held Aug. 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo. White currently serves as vice president of the SUNY Cortland chapter and attended the convention as the chapter’s voting delegate. 

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, presented a poster titled “The Compensating Dyslexics We Never Hear About: A Multiple Case Study Approach” for the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. The presentation took place at the society’s annual conference in July in Santa Fe, N.M. 

Jeff Walkuski

Jeff Walkuski, Physical Education Department, presented workshops on fitness education for K-12 students for both the Minneapolis public schools and the Woodstock, Ill., public schools outside Chicago.

Christa Chatfield

Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences Department, had a paper accepted for publication in the December issue of the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. “A Multi-Unit Project for Building Scientific Confidence via Authentic Research in Identification of Environmental Bacterial Isolates” is about integrating authentic scientific methods and research questions into a microbiology lab course that she teaches at SUNY Cortland. The journal is published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Gregg Weatherby

Gregg Weatherby, English Department, served as a consultant for a number of books on poet Paul Blackburn: The Blackburn Reader to be published by Shearsman; an as yet untitled book of critical essays to be published by Macmillan (followed by a symposium at the University of Kent, UK); and a reissue of Blackburn's translation of selected Provencal poets, Proensa, to be published by the New York Review of Books. In addition to being a poet and translator, Blackburn was also a member of the English Department faculty 1970-71.