Faculty and Staff Activities - SUNY Cortland

Faculty and Staff Activities

Cynthia Guy

Cynthia Guy, Community Innovation Coordinator with the Institute for Civic Engagement, has secured a grant for $1,000 from the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Advisory Council on behalf of the Economic Inequality Initiative: Pathways to Opportunity in Cortland County, to conduct a Community State of Poverty Simulation.

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, was invited by University of Wyoming to deliver a book talk on Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China in November.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, has been invited to join the Scholars Strategy Network, an organization established in 2009 by Harvard University political scientist and sociologist Theda Skocpol to find ways to make scholars’ work on public policy and public affairs more visible to a broader audience so that it can be of practical use by policymakers, journalists and the public. The organization has more than 600 scholar members. It is headed by Skocpol, and is based at Harvard.  

Denise D. Knight

Denise D. Knight, English Department, will have her essay, “Charlotte Perkins Gilman In and On Italy,” published in Transatlantic Conversations: Nineteenth-Century American Women's Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World, forthcoming from the University of New Hampshire Press in 2017.

Terrence Fitzgerald

Terrence Fitzgerald, Biological Sciences Department, is the author of a paper titled “Temporal and Spatial Foraging Behavior of the Larvae of the Fall Webworm, Hyphantria cunea” appearing in the current issue of the entomological journal Psyche. Also, he is the coauthor with Alfonso Pescador-Rubio of the keynote talk “Historia natural de Cactoblastis cactorum: intervenci?n en los mecanismos de Comunicaci?n Larval y uso potencial en el control sus problaciones,” presented by Pescador-Rubio, the current president of the Mexican Entomological Society, at the Congreso Nacional de Entomología held in Acapulco, Mexico. The presentation focused on an eco-rational approach to managing the invasive caterpillar based on the use of pheromone disruptors identified and synthesized by SUNY Cortland students directed by Frank Rossi of the Chemistry Department.

Tiantian Zheng

Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, gave two presentations, a panel discussion and a paper presentation, at the Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association held Nov. 18-22 in Denver, Co.


Tadayuki Suzuki

Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented “Discussing the Missing Piece of the Puzzle: LGBTQ Books for Children in Intermediate Grade Levels” to the National Council of Teachers of English on Nov. 21 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Debbie Warnock

Debbie Warnock, Sociology/Anthropology Department, presented a paper on the effects of student debt on transitions to young adulthood last month at the annual meetings of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, held Nov. 4-7 in Denver. 

Patricia Martínez de la Vega Mansilla

Patricia Martínez de la Vega Mansilla, Modern Languages Department, and Abigail Cleary from Lansing High School, presented a workshop titled “Technology as a Tool for Memorization” at the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) Conference - 21st Century LOTE Education: Providing the Keys to College and Career Readiness held Oct. 31 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. LOTE is the acronym for Language Other Than English.

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, was the featured presenter at the Wyoming School Psychology Association fall conference on Oct. 22 and 23 and an invited presenter at the Florida Association of School Psychologists annual conference on Oct. 30. His topic for both presentations was on highly effective interventions for reading difficulties and disabilities.