Faculty and Staff Activities


Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, was a co-author on an article “The Wild Edible Mushroom Pleurocollybia cibaria from Peru is a Species of Gerhardtia in the Lyophyllaceae (Agaricales),” recently published in Cryptogamie, Mycologie. This wild edible mushroom is widely collected and a highly prized commodity sold in the Peruvian markets. Co-authors included: P. Brandon Matheny and Marisol Sánchez-García, University of Tennessee; Andriana Simoni, Hudbay Minerals, Lima Peru; María Holgado Rojas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonia Abad del Cusco, Peru; and, Genevieve M. Gates, University of Tasmania, Australia. Baroni was invited to help sort out the taxonomy of this mushroom because he and a former student, Nicole Bocsusis ’07, had published in 2008 an article, with two other co-authors and researchers from the USDA Forest Service, in the journal Mycotaxon describing a new species of Pleurocollybia from the Maya Mountains in Belize. In that paper, they also reviewed species placed in the genus Pleurocollybia on a global scale.

Christopher D. Gascón

Christopher D. Gascón, Modern Languages Department, had his article published in a volume on classical Spanish theater from the Golden Age to the 21st century. The essay, titled “Estética Neobarroca en el Teatro Barroco Representado en Nueva York,” demonstrates how numerous productions of classical Spanish plays at New York City’s Repertorio Español incorporate typically Latin American elements, resulting in a theater of “reconquest” or “counter-conquest.” Repertorio’s “New World” approach to “Old World” masterpieces produces innovative stagings and, at times, bold revisions of the works. The volume, published by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, is titled El teatro clásico en su(s) cultura(s): de los Siglos de Oro al siglo XXI.

Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter, Geography Department, co-authored a research article titled “Coping strategies during drought: The case of rangeland users in southwest Iran” that appears in the current issue of Rangelands.

Jeremy Jiménez

Jeremy Jiménez, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had his article about helping students create their own digital history texts published in The History Teacher. “Recasting the History Textbook as the Collaborative Creation of Student-Authored Interactive Texts” was co-authored with Laura Moorhead, San Francisco State University. A second article, “Education for global citizenship and sustainable development in social science textbooks,” was published in September in the European Journal of Education, Research, Development and Policy. It was co-authored with Julia Lerch of University of California, Irvine, and Patricia Bromley from Stanford University.

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, was invited by Dr. Linnea Ehri of CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan to present a two-hour colloquium to her graduate students and departmental colleagues on Oct. 17. Dr. Ehri was a member and chair of the federally appointed National Reading Panel and is the developer of orthographic mapping theory, a scientifically-validated theory about how we remember the words we read. David presented a research synthesis that further elucidated that theory. 

Denise D. Knight

Denise D. Knight, English Department, will present a paper titled “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Green Diaspora” at the Transatlantic Women III Conference to be held in June 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.


Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, had a haiku, “blackbird dead,” published recently by Haikuniverse online magazine as part of an annual event to commemorate Halloween. Also, the upcoming anthology to be published by Scryptic Magazine will include two of her poems: “He Left Me Cold” and “Travelogue: First Day of My Last Trip.”

William Veit, Julia West and John Suarez

William Veit, Risk Management officer, Julia West, Risk Management intern, and John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement director, presented at the fourth SUNY Applied Learning Conference held Oct. 24 and 25 at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Highlights included:

  • West and Veit describedEnterprise Risk Management” during the conference’s poster session.
  • West, Veit and Suarez conducted the “SWOT Your Applied Learning” workshop in which participants applied the Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats to a real-life project as a way of determining how they could apply that process to their own projects. 
  • Suarez was a facilitator for anExperience a Deliberation” workshop.
  • Suarez chaired a meeting of the North/South Central New York Applied Learning Coalition.

Seth N. Asumah

Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, was conference co-chair with Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, University of Ghana, for the 2017 Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) from Oct. 12 to 14 at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. The ASAA Conference theme was “African Studies and Global Politics.” Asumah was also one of the keynote speakers for this conference and he spoke about his research on “Africa: Rethinking Democratic Consolidation and Development.” Professor Jacob Gordon, University of Kansas; Dr. Wangui Wa Goro, African Development Bank;  rofessor Jean Allman, Washington University; Dr. Yao Graham, Third World Network-Africa; and Professor Takyiwaa Manuh, UN Economic Commission for Africa, were also plenary keynote speakers at the conference. Also, SUNY Cortland Africanists Ibipo Johnston Anumonwo, Geography Department, and Bekeh Utietiang, History Department, presented papers at the ASAA Conference in the concurrent session, “African Migrations: National Security and the Politics of Representing the Movements of Persons.” Organizations such as the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Association of African Universities (AAU) presented their position papers on higher in Africa and the African Diaspora. Africanists, Africologists and African enthusiasts from the African continent, United States, the Caribbean and Europe, participated in this international conference.

Carolyn Bershad

Carolyn Bershad, Counseling and Student Development Center, presented “Highlights from the AUCCCD 2016 Directors’ Survey” with Peter LeViness, Ph.D., at the annual conference of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) on Oct. 15 in Denver, Colo.