Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Faculty and Staff Activities

Lauren deLaubell and Jennifer Kronenbitter

Lauren deLaubell and Jennifer Kronenbitter, Memorial Library, presented “Adapting the Jigsaw to Grow Online in a Hurry” at the SUNYLA 2021 (Virtual) annual conference held June 16 to 18. They shared the classroom technique called the jigsaw method used by SUNY Cortland and was modified for use in a professional development program and online instruction reboot.

Bonni C. Hodges and Donna M. Videto

Bonni C. Hodges and Donna M. Videto, Health Department, were invited to serve on the Expert Review Group of the National Consensus on School Health Education. The National Consensus is designed “to develop a unified voice from the health education field related to key issues in school health education.” Founding members include the American School Health Association, Eta Sigma Gamma, Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, Society for Public Health Education, and Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education.

Moyi Jia and Haiyan Zhang

Moyi Jia, Communication and Media Studies Department, and Haiyan Zhang, Psychology Department, had their article, “The Power of Teacher Supportive Communication: Effects on Students’ Positive Emotions and Engagement in Learning” published recently in The Northwest Journal of Communication.

Szilvia Kadas

Szilvia Kadas, Art and Art History Department, presented her talk titled “Encouraging Students to Design with Social and Environmental Responsibility” at the Popular Culture Association Conference on June 3.

Christina Knopf

Christina Knopf, Communication and Media Studies Department, had her new book, Politics in the Gutters: American Politicians & Elections in Comic Book Media, published by the University Press of Mississippi. A critical examination of the intersection of popular culture and real-world politics, as occurring in graphic narratives, it is described as a “tremendous contribution to many fields—political science, media and communications, literature, American studies, and comics studies.”

Katherine M. Polasek, Larissa True, Erik Lind, Joy L. Hendrick and Patrick R. Boerner ‘13

Katherine M. Polasek, Larissa True, Erik Lind and Joy L. Hendrick, all from the Kinesiology Department, and Patrick R. Boerner ‘13, had their paper titled “Is What You See What You Get? Perceptions of Personal Trainers’ Competence, Knowledge, and Preferred Sex of Personal Trainer Relative to Physique” published in the July issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Daniel Radus

Daniel Radus, English Department and the coordinator of the Native American Studies Program at SUNY Cortland, has been selected as a new fellow in Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. Radus specializes in 18th and 19th century Indigenous literatures in North America, with particular interests in Indigenous historical writing, book history, print culture and materialism. His current project, “Indigenizing the Book,” considers a series of 18th and 19th century books that have been inscribed, embellished or otherwise altered by Indigenous readers, writers and artists.

Gregg Weatherby

Gregg Weatherby, English Department, has been awarded the Aurora Poetry Chapbook Prize for “Before We Forget,” the title poem of his next collection. The prize includes a $500 cash award and publication in Aurora Poetry, an online publication. Two additional poems, “Sunset” and “Drafts,” were also selected to appear in the journal.

Jamie Dangler and Dan Harms

Jamie Dangler and Dan Harms, Memorial Library, were part of a panel presentation titled “Promotion and Tenure: The Rebooted Bootcamp” at the SUNYLA 2021 (Virtual) annual conference held June 16 to 18. They joined five other SUNY librarians in a discussion of demystify the stressful process of promotion and tenure.


Brittany Adams and Annemarie Kaczmarczyk

Brittany Adams, Literacy Department, and Annemarie Kaczmarczyk, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, had an article, “Initiating Courageous Conversations about Race and Racism with Read-Alouds,” published in The Language and Literacy Spectrum, volume 31, issue 1.