Faculty and Staff Activities


Adem Kaya and Mark Dodds

Adem Kaya, Physical Education Department, and Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, attended the Forum for Reviving Traditional Sport, held in February in Antalya, Turkey. This event featured 192 delegates from 56 countries discussing traditional sport, culture, events and history.

Denise D. Knight

Denise D. Knight, professor emerita of English, has been informed that her article, “A `solitary song’: Identity, Agency, and Motherhood in Wharton’s Summer,” has been accepted for publication in American Literary Realism 

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, recently learned that her poem “Three’s A Crowd” was accepted for publication in the upcoming anthology Hay(na)ku 15, edited by Eileen R. Tabios and forthcoming from Meritage Press. 

Deborah Matheron

Deborah Matheron, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, presented her research on motor speech disorder in a platform paper presentation at the 19th Biennial Conference on Motor Speech: Motor Speech Disorders and Motor Speech Control on Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga. Her paper, “Temporal differences in a quasi-speech task: A comparison of highly intelligible speakers with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and neurologically intact speakers,” was well received.

This is an international conference organized by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the nation's foremost providers for medical and physical rehabilitation for adults and children. The conference focuses on injury or disease processes affecting neuromuscular control of speech such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, and birth defects. Relevant topics included experimental studies of sensory or motor function in the pulmonary, laryngeal, velopharyngeal and orofacial systems of persons with motor speech disorders, diagnostic evaluation or treatment of disrupted intelligibility, speech naturalness, voice, articulation and prosody in motor speech disorders in children and adults, as well as advances in uses of neuroimaging to support treatment effect.

Melissa Morris and student Matthew Metcalf

Melissa Morris, Physics Department, and coauthors, including SUNY Cortland undergraduate Matthew Metcalf, had their paper, “Thermal History of CBb Chondrules and Cooling Rate Distributions of Ejecta Plumes,” accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Mechthild Nagel

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), presented her official talk as research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy – Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Contemporary Continental Philosophy. The talk, presented in February, was titled “Between Ressentiment and Forgiveness: Transitional Justice in Rwanda and South Africa.”

Frederic Pierce

Frederic Pierce, Communications Department, presented “Making College Great Again: How to Market Higher Education Like Donald Trump,” at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Annual Conference, held Feb. 25 to 27 in National Harbor, Md.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of an article written in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting titled, “Laws We Used to Have on the Books Could Have Prevented the Florida School Shooting,” published by the Washington Post on Feb. 15. 

Also, his article “The NRA’s Journey from Marksmanship to Political Brinkmanship” was published in the Feb. 23 issue of The Conversation.

Brett Troyan

Brett Troyan, History Department, is on sabbatical for the spring semester. She was appointed a visiting scholar to Cambridge University’s Latin American Studies Center in the United Kingdom where she is working on a book manuscript on Costa Rica’s brief civil war. 

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, was a co-author on an article, “A new stipitate species of Crepidotus from India and Thailand with notes on other tropical species,” recently published in the science journal Mycologia. The new species was collected by Baroni in Thailand in 2006, recently discovered in India and is phylogenetically similar to a new world Neotropical species known from Florida and Puerto Rico that Aime and Baroni published on in 2002. Co-authors included: Laura Guzmán-Dávalos, Alma Rosa Villalobos-Arámbula and María Herrera, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico; C. J. Pradeep, K. B. Vrinda and A. Manoj Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Kerala, India; Virginia Ramírez-Cruz, Universidad de la Sierra Juárez, Mexico; Kasem Soytong, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand; M. Catherine Aime, Purdue University. The new species described in this work is Crepidotus asiaticus Guzm.-Dáv., C. K. Pradeep and T. J. Baroni.