Faculty and Staff Activities

Bonni C. Hodges, Donna M. Videto, Matthew Moyer, Jill Pace and John Foley

Bonni C. Hodges, Donna M. Videto, Matthew Moyer, Jill Pace, Health Department, and John Foley, Physical Education and Health departments, each presented at the American School Health Association (ASHA) conference held Oct. 15-17 in Orlando, Fla.

A poster session titled “WSCC: Merging Health and Learning by Reinventing, Refocusing, and Recharging Your School Community” outlined the collaborative work of Moyer, Hodges, Foley and Pace. Pace is an adjunct health department faculty member and Cortland Enlarged City School District health curriculum coordinator.

The group developed and executed the initial phase of the implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (CDC/ASCD’s) new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model for coordinated school health in the Cortland Enlarged City School District. Videto and Hodges presented findings from their five-year School Health Systems Change Project. Hodges serves as a member of ASHA’s Research and Publication Committee and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of School Health.

Christopher D. Gascón

Christopher D. Gascón, Modern Languages Department, presented a paper at the conference of the Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro (AITENSO), held Oct. 20-24 in New York City. The paper analyzed the neobaroque aesthetic of Spanish classical plays produced recently at New York’s Repertorio Español. Gascón also served on the organizing committee for the conference, which was attended by approximately 150 scholars of Spanish Golden Age drama from all over the world. 

Noelle Chaddock

Noelle Chaddock, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity, co-presented “Diversity Equity and Inclusion: What is Our Responsibility” with Dean Kevin Railey from Buffalo State for the executive committee and invited guests of the University Faculty Senate. Participants from across the SUNY system were in attendance.

Moataz H. Emam

Moataz H. Emam, Physics Department, and physics graduate Jesse Chandler '14 collaborated on a research paper that was recently published in the Journal of Classical and Quantum Gravity. “Geodesic structure of five-dimensional non-asymptotically flat 2-branes” summarized research in the context of the superstring theory and studies the motion of light particles around a 2-brane, which is a higher dimensional generalization of black holes. This specific brane has interesting properties in that it has a gravitational field that doesn’t get weaker as one gets farther away from it.

Sung Woo Yoo

Sung Woo Yoo, Communication Studies Department, received the top faculty paper award in the Political Communication Division at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) held in August in San Francisco. The paper, “The Dual Process of Influence: Examining the Hydraulic Pattern Hypothesis of Media Priming Effects,” looks into the influence of the media on perceived issue importance in presidential election cycles. 

Debbie Warnock

Debbie Warnock, Sociology/Anthropology Department, gave an invited talk on “Inequalities in Educational Transitions” at Bennington College in September.

Tracy Trachsler and Mark Dodds

Tracy Trachsler and Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, had their article, “Sport Commercialism and its Impact on Sponsorship Strategy,” published in a recent issue of Sport Management International Journal-Choregia. This paper examined how sport commercialism may create a negative influence for a consumer, which may lead to a negative purchase intent. This study compares this issue across demographics such as gender, age, type of sport and fan-avidity.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of an article titled “The Unitary Executive and the Bush Presidency” that appears in the Summer/Fall issue of the Social Science Docket.

Brittany LaVaute and Saige Hupman

Brittany LaVaute and Saige Hupman, Kinesiology Department graduate students, were invited to present their abstracts as oral presentations at the American College of Sports Medicine conference Nov. 6-7 in Harrisburg, Pa. Hupman authored “Caloric Expenditure of Normal and Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill Running.” LaVaute wrote “Perceived Exertion and Affective Responses During Normal and Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill Running.” Co-authors on both papers were Kinesiology Department faculty members James F. Hokanson, Deborah Van Langen, Erik Lind and Larissa True.

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, presented a paper at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading international conference on July 15 in Kona, Hawaii. His topic was “The Phonological Proficiency Hypothesis of Orthographic Learning: An Investigation with Kindergarteners, First Graders and Skilled Fifth-Grade Readers.”