Faculty and Staff Activities


Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter, Geography Department, co-authored an article in the current volume of Rangelands titled “Application of Vulnerability Assessment to a Grazed Rangeland: Toward an Integrated Conceptual Framework.”

Jeremy Jimenez

Jeremy Jimenez, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, presented findings from his collaboration with Egyptian educators in an online historical thinking course at the Comparative International Education Society conference in Mexico City, Mexico.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, received word that her poem “Blackest Night” was announced as one of the favorite poems selected by the editors from nearly 600 published by Scryptic Magazine to be included in the forthcoming celebratory Scryptic: Best of 2017-2018! anthology. Lawrence’s poem “My Name Is Not” was published in late March in Free Lit Magazine in the issue with a power theme. Her poem “Amelia's Bones,” written in response to continued speculation regarding Amelia Earhart’s final resting place, was accepted by The Broke Bohemian for publication in April. In addition, her speculative hay(na)ku titled, “Till Death Do Us Part” was accepted for publication in Star*Line magazine, Issue 41.2, the print journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association.

John Suarez

John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, received a $3,000 Performance Improvement Fund planning grant from SUNY’s Office of Applied Learning. The grant will fund a proposal to streamline and centralize applied learning data collection so that those data are easily accessible and useable for projects such as identifying trends, creating new campus/community partnerships, meeting student learning outcomes, and applying for grants and recognitions.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, received word that her poem “Blackest Night” was accepted for publication in the upcoming issue of Scryptic Magazine. Her poem “I’m Going to Make You Love Me” was also accepted for publication in Star*Line, the print journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. In addition, her poem “Three’s A Crowd,” forthcoming in the anthology Hay(na)ku 15, will be displayed in “Words with a View,” an exhibit planned for August through November at the Kresge Foundation International Center of the San Francisco Public Library.

Lin Lin

Lin Lin, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, was invited to present “Small Island, Global Issues” at the Going Global: Leveraging Resources for International Education Conference hosted by South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs at Cornell University. The conference was held March 10 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The presentation is based on her January two-week study tour as a Global Learning Fellow, a program sponsored by Department of Education Title VI funding for the internationalization projects of the teacher education faculty in regional teacher education programs.   

Mechthild Nagel

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), presented “What to do with the dangerous few? Empathy deficit reconsidered” at the conference titled “The Politics of Plasticity: On Solidarity and Mutual Aid with Catherine Malabou,” held Feb. 23 and 24 at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. Nagel is a research fellow at the Czech Academy of Sciences Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy.

Nan Pasquarello

Nan Pasquarello, Title IX coordinator, was one of seven women recognized by the Zonta Club of Cortland on International Women’s Day for their thoughtfulness and for acts of kindness that have improved the wellbeing of women and children in the community. Pasquarello, who coordinates campus prevention and response to gender-based discrimination and harassment, has served on the Cortland YWCA board of directors since 2011 and is completing her second year as board president.

Ryan Vooris and Kerry Fischer

Ryan Vooris and Kerry Fischer, Sport Management Department, traveled to Cozumel, Mexico, to present their research at the 2018 Global Sport Business Conference. Their presentation was titled “Observing the second-screen effect: Use of an experiment to measure distracted viewing, social context, and sponsorship recall among NBA viewers.”

David Duryea

David Duryea, vice president for finance and management and a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, spoke at Syracuse University’s U.S. Defense Strategy class taught by Robert B. Murrett on March 3. As a submarine officer, Duryea commanded the nuclear-powered submarine USS Florida, and as commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, he led 6,500 civilian personnel in 15 locations across the U.S. and overseas while overseeing a $1.6 billion budget.