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Faculty and Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, with co-authors Keri Kluting, University of Uppsala, and Sarah Bergemann, Middle State Tennessee University, published a peer-reviewed paper titled “Toward a Stable Classification of Genera within the Entolomataceae: a Phylogenetic Re-evaluation of the Rhodocybe-Clitopilus Clade” in the journal Mycologia. Molecular evidence was used to sort out relationships among five genera and nearly 300 species. The publication was the result of Kluting’s master’s thesis at Middle State Tennessee University. Baroni served as a mentor for the project and was on Kluting’s guidance committee for the master’s degree.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of a book chapter titled, “Clinton and Gun Control: Boon or Bane?” in a new book, A True Third Way? Domestic Policy and the Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, published by Nova Publishers.

Cyndi Guy

Cyndi Guy, Institute for Civic Engagement, delivered a presentation titled “Chalk it Up to Service  — Tips on Great Customer Service,” to approximately 25 business leaders on Nov. 18 at a workshop sponsored by the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce. Guy also has been invited to serve on the Cortland Downtown Partnership (CDP) Board. She will begin serving in January and will be on the CDP Promotions Committee.

Tadayuki Suzuki

Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented “Still Missing: How Should Teacher Educators Include LGBT Family-themed Picture Books in Curricula for Primary Grades?” at the National Association for Multicultural Education’s annual conference on Nov. 14 in Tucson, Ariz.

Patricia Roiger

Patricia Roiger, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, presented “Toddler Tales: Mothering Toddlers Brings Challenges and Pleasures Like Nothing Else. Tips, Tricks and Strategies to Navigate Gentle Discipline, Extended Nursing, Weaning and More” at the New York State La Leche League Conference, held Nov.7-9 in Syracuse, N.Y.

John C. Hartsock

John C. Hartsock, Communication Studies Department, recently spent 10 days in China lecturing on American literary journalism, investigative journalism and media law. Hartsock was invited by the School of Journalism and Communication at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1. In addition, Hartsock participated in a translation workshop in which students are translating his History of American Literary Journalism into Mandarin Chinese.

Timothy Delaune

Timothy Delaune, Political Science Department and pre-law advisor, had a peer-reviewed chapter published in the special issue on law and the liberal state, volume 65 of the book series Studies in Law, Politics and Society. His chapter, “Jury Nullification: An Illiberal Defense of Liberty,” examines the practice of American juries in criminal cases acquitting clearly guilty defendants as an exercise of democratic political power contrary to the liberal order, in accordance with the political theory of Carl Schmitt.

Ray Cotrufo and Justin Lovich

Ray Cotrufo and Justin Lovich, Sport Management Department, each successfully defended their dissertations and earned their Ph.Ds. Cotrufo’s topic was “Examining the Influence of Ethical and Authentic Leadership Behaviors of NCAA Division I Athletic Directors.” Lovich’s dissertation was titled, “‘Unprecedented’: A Study of the National Football League’s Regulation of Labor through Punishment.”

John Suarez

John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, conducted a two-part workshop at Barnard College’s STEM Colloquium, part of Barnard’s Noyce Scholars Program. Eight students and three faculty members participated in the “Reflective Listening in Multi-Dimensional STEM Classrooms” workshop. In the workshop’s first part, participants enacted a scripted play through which they identified and discussed hidden ways in which government policies and low-income life can interfere with children’s learning. During the event’s second part, participants practiced reflective listening skills in the context of STEM classrooms in which teachers faced political, religious, and cultural opposition to their lessons.

Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets

Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets, History Department, attended the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) project director’s meeting to receive final training before launching their $180,000 Landmarks in American History and Culture workshop for K-12 teachers. The meeting was held Oct. 20-21 in Washington D.C. Their workshop, coordinated with the assistance of Kerri Freese, SUNY Cortland Noyce Project, invites teachers from around the country to learn about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from the perspective of the wilderness, using Camp Huntington in Raquette Lake, N.Y., as a living classroom. The application and details about the workshop can be found at