Faculty and Staff Activities

Angela Pagano

Angela Pagano, Biological Sciences Department, presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference held March 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her presentation was titled “The Evolution of Trust in Co-Teaching Relationships in a Clinically Rich Model of Teacher Preparation.” Findings were from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) funded Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Program.

Benjamin J. Lovett

Benjamin J. Lovett, Psychology Department, gave an invited talk to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the association that makes and administers the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Lovett discussed research on testing accommodations for students with disabilities and when accommodations would be appropriate on the MCAT. His book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Research-Based Practice, was recently published by the American Psychological Association Press.

Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, presented at the 28th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference on March 4-7 in Charlotte, N.C. The title of his presentations were “Wind, Rain and Injuries:  An Analysis of the Legal Risks Associated with Tarp Duty,” and “How Much is Too Much? Is the Unlimited Authority of the NFL Commissioner No Longer in the ‘Best Interests of the Game?’”

Jordan Kobritz and Ray Cotrufo

Jordan Kobritz and Ray Cotrufo, Sport Management Department, presented “Beyond the Box Score: The Case for Integrating Sport Analytics into the Sport Management Curriculum” at the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) conference in Philadelphia on Feb. 13.

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, presented a paper on interventions for reading disability at the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual conference in held Feb. 17 in Florida.

Mary Gfeller

Mary Gfeller, Mathematics Department, presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference held March 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her presentation was titled “Co-Teaching and Special Education in Secondary Science and Mathematics Classrooms.” Findings were from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) funded Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Program.

Pam Schroeder

Pam Schroeder, Academic Affairs Office, presented a session titled “Lessons from a Curriculog Implementation” at Digital Architecture’s (Curriculog) annual conference, held March 1-4 in Tampa, Fla.

Gregory D. Phelan

Gregory D. Phelan, Chemistry Department, had his paper, “Properties and Structure of Two Fluorinated 1,10-phenanthrolines,” accepted for publication later this year in the peer-reviewed Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. Also, Phelan had his 15th United States Patent issued on Feb. 10. The patent, 8,952,102, is titled “Alkyl ether compositions and methods of use.” 

Mechthild Nagel

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy and Africana Studies departments and Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, presented “Pitfalls of Diversity Management” at a symposium titled “Difference that Makes no Difference: The Non-Performativity of Intersectionality and Diversity.” The symposium was hosted on Feb. 5 by the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Nagel is serving as a visitor at the Max Planck Institute for Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Germany during the spring semester.  Best papers from the symposium will be edited by Professor Nikita Dhawan, University of Innsbruck, Austria, and will appear in SUNY Cortland’s journal Wagadu in 2016.

Emmanuel S. Nelson

Emmanuel S. Nelson, English Department, is the editor of the recently published Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Press. It is a revised, updated version of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature that he edited in 2005.

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