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Faculty and Staff Activities

Mark Dodds

Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, recently had his article, “The Influence of Gender on Baseball Sponsorship Activation Tactics,” published by the Journal of Brand Strategy.

Terrence Fitzgerald, Frank Rossi and Michael Wolfin '12

Terrence Fitzgerald, Biological Sciences Department, Frank Rossi, Chemistry Department, and former student Michael Wolfin ’12, co-authored an article titled “Trail Marking by Larvae of the Cactus Moth, Cactoblasis cactorum” appearing in the current issue of the Journal of Insect Science. The paper reports the results of a study supported by the USDA-APHIS directed at developing an eco-rational approach to the control of the caterpillar, which is an invasive species. Wolfin, currently a graduate student at Cornell, was recently designated the George G. Gyrisco Outstanding Graduate Student in Applied Entomology.

Denise Knight

Denise Knight, English Department, has had her essay, “‘[a] country of whose language I knew not a word’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman In and On Italy,” accepted for inclusion in a collection of essays titled Transatlantic Women: American Women Writers in Italy. The essay is an expanded version of the conference paper that Knight gave in Florence, Italy, last June. 

Thomas Lickona

Thomas Lickona, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility), has been invited to be a Distinguished Professor at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at England’s University of Birmingham.

During the week of June 23-27, Lickona will present “Integrating Ethics and Excellence: Educating for Both Moral and Performance Character” as part of the centre’s biweekly seminar series, and he will confer with teams working on different research projects within the centre. The invitation was announced in the March 2014 issue of the Jubilee Centre Research and Policy Digest.

The 2014 Winter-Spring issue of excellence & ethics, co-edited by Lickona and Office Manager Marthe Seales, focuses on how schools and parents can combat the rising rate of dating violence and sexual assault, which have received growing national attention. To download a copy, visit the center’s website at

Stephen Halebsky

Stephen Halebsky, Sociology/Anthropology Department, has been informed that his paper, “Corporate Practices and Harmful Consequences: Learning from the Holocaust,” has been accepted for publication in Humanity and Society.

Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, gave a talk on “Why Baseball is a Metaphor for Life” on April 15 at the Southworth Library in Dryden, N.Y. 

Seth N. Asumah

Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, is the author of a new book chapter titled, “African Relational Democracy: Reframing Diversity, Economic Development and Society-Centered Governance for the Twenty-First Century.” This chapter appeared in a volume, The Social Contract in Africa (2014, Africa Institute of South Africa), edited by Sanya Osha, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. The volume is part of the Africa Democracy Project of the Africa Institute of South Africa.

Mark J. Prus

Mark J. Prus, Academic Affairs, has been informed that his paper, “Prevailing Wage Regulations and School Construction Costs: Cumulative Evidence from British Columbia,” coauthored with Kevin C. Duncan and Peter W. Philips, has been accepted for publication in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of two recent articles: “An Assault Weapons Gambit Backfires,” which appeared on the editorial page of the New York Daily News on April 9, and “Sensible Regulation of Guns,” which appeared in the Sunday opinion section of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on April 13.

Helena Baert

Helena Baert, Physical Education Department, was the recipient of SUNY Cortland’s Tools of Engagement Project’s (TOEP) first award for completing TOEP learning activities. More information about TOEP can be found on these links: TOEP Cortland Team  and SUNY TOEP.