Faculty and Staff Activities - SUNY Cortland

Faculty and Staff Activities

Mary McGuire and John Suarez

Mary McGuire and John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, conducted an “ignite” event, titled “’Hire’ Education, Public Purpose, and Student Employers” at Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Conference, held March 21-23 in Boston, Mass. This session used a “What If” approach to role-play in which the audience explored benefits of, and challenges to, a SUNY system that serves as a brokerage agency for college students. Examples included: Imagine a SUNY that refers students to professionals in their disciplines; students choose and hire professionals to be mentors; and students work with those mentors in applied-learning situations for the majority of their college educations.

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, made an all-day presentation to 180 school psychologists and teachers at the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists Conference on March 25. His topic was effective approaches to preventing and correcting reading problems.

Eileen Gilroy and Nicole Scalera

Eileen Gilroy, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, and Nicole Scalera, a second-year graduate student in the department, presented a poster at the New York State Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention on April 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The poster is titled, “The Use of Surface Electromyography as a Component of Speech Pathology Intervention for Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion: A Case Study.” 

Philip M. Gipson

Philip M. Gipson, Mathematics Department, had his article “Invariant Basis Number for C*-Algebras” published in the Illinois Journal of Mathematics.

Jena Nicols Curtis and Susie Burnett

Jena Nicols Curtis and Susie Burnett, Health Department, delivered a research presentation on “College Men’s Perceptions of Affirmative Consent, Coercion and Sexual Violence: Research Findings and Implications for Policy and Practice” at the Ending Violence Against Women International’s annual conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Engaging Men and Boys, held from March 22-24 in Washington, D.C. The conference was attended by more than 2,000 law enforcement personnel, criminal justice and victims’ advocates, medical providers and campus health and safety professionals from a dozen countries around the world.

Christopher D. Gascón

Christopher D. Gascón, Modern Languages Department, presented a paper titled “Music and Metamorphosis in Repertorio Español’s 2015 production of Calderón’s El laurel de Apolo” at the annual symposium of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater in El Paso, Texas. As secretary of the association, he also helped to organize the conference and support the concurrent Spanish Golden Age Play Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater. 

Carolyn Bershad

Carolyn Bershad, Counseling and Student Development, has been informed that the Counseling Center has met the criteria for full re-accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), the only association that accredits counseling services on university and college campuses. Accreditation by IACS is dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence in counseling performance. The office offers individual and group counseling for students, as well as consultation and outreach to the campus community.

Christa Chatfield

Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences Department, recently was profiled by a blog titled “Women of STEM.” The series highlights women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and can be viewed on this link: http://womenofstem.com/2016/04/06/christa-chatfield-assistant-professor-of-biology/

Seth N. Asumah

Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, recently was appointed by the Association of African Universities and the Carnegie Diaspora Linkage Fellowship Program as an international invigilator and examiner for doctoral programs in Africa. Asumah will be travelling to the University of Ghana, Legon Ghana and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, as an international examiner for doctoral dissertation defenses from April 22-30. 

Christa Chatfield

Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences Department, recently was profiled by a blog titled “Women of STEM.” The series highlights women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and can be viewed on this link: http://womenofstem.com/2016/04/06/christa-chatfield-assistant-professor-of-biology/

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