Faculty and Staff Activities

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, did an all-day presentation for the Colorado Department of Education on April 12 in Denver. This was one of a series of presentations Kilpatrick has done for them on reading development and reading difficulties. He has been assisting the state of Colorado in revising their approaches to addressing the needs of struggling readers.  

Tyler Bradway

Tyler Bradway, English Department, has been selected to serve as guest editor of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The special issue, titled “Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,” will examine the social and historical significance of experimental writing in the 20th and 21st centuries. Also, Bradway received the Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure Track Faculty.

Jena Nicols Curtis

Jena Nicols Curtis, Health Department, presented at the Ending Violence Against Women’s International Conference held April 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. She presented “Working to Better Understand How Domestic Violence Survivors Experience and Interpret Abuse: Research Findings & Strategies for Outreach and Intervention.” The conference brought together more than 2,000 law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators and researchers from around the world to collaborate on ending gender-based violence. 

Gregory D. Phelan

Gregory D. Phelan, Chemistry Department, had a United States patent issue on April 11. The patent, numbered 9,616,013 and titled Photo-activated hydrogels, deals with a new type of crosslinked polymeric cosmetic product. The patent was assigned to L’Oreal. This is Phelan’s 33rd issued United States Patent. More information about this patent can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/2oDjoad

Dennis Weng

Dennis Weng, Political Science Department, co-authored an article that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chinese Political Science in 2017. “Disrespect for Human Rights and Contentious Participation: Evidence from China,” was co-authored with Ching-Hsing Wang of the University of Houston and two SUNY Cortland undergraduate students, Laura Barnstead and Garrett DuMond. Also, Weng is a guest speaker at a conference on human rights issues set for Friday, April 21 in Taiwan.

Emmanuel S. Nelson

Emmanuel S. Nelson, English Department, is the editor of the recently published book Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2017).

Jean W. LeLoup

Jean W. LeLoup, professor emerita of Spanish, had her article, “Register and Forms of Address in Costa Rica: Sociolinguistic Realities and Pedagogical Implications,” published in the Spring 2017 issue of Foreign Language Annals. The article reports findings from the sociolinguistic study that LeLoup carried out in Costa Rica during the spring of 2016.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, had three poems, all abecedarians of different types, published in Inigo Online Magazine on April 12. They are titled “Mean Girls,” “H-I-V: Hope Is a Verb” and “King.” In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, Poetry Super Highway has been publishing daily poetry writing prompts. Featured in this series on April 6 was Lawrence’s writing exercise “I’m Taking a Mulligan,” an instructional essay that suggests writing a poem about a “do-over” of a day or event in one’s life.

Thomas Hischak

Thomas Hischak, professor emeritus of theatre, had his non-fiction book The 100 Greatest American Plays published by Rowman and Littlefield. The book covers non-musical works from the colonial days up to the present.

Yomee Lee and Jim Hokanson

Yomee Lee and Jim Hokanson, Kinesiology Department, recently had their research titled “Hearing Their Voices: Asian American College Students’ Perspectives on Sport and Physical Education” accepted for publication. The manuscript is currently in press and will soon be published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Heath, Sport & Physical Education.