Faculty and Staff Activities


Chris Badurek

Chris Badurek, Geography Department, was awarded a 2020 Love of Learning Award on Sept. 1 from the Phi Kappa Honor Society for his project “At Work in the Wild: Developing Virtual Field Trips in the Adirondacks.” Funding will support development of virtual field trips focusing on significant environmental and cultural features in the Adirondack landscape using digital video and web mapping tools. The field trips will be used in teaching and research focused on sustainable development of the Adirondack region.  

Peter M. McGinnis

Peter M. McGinnis, Kinesiology Department, recently learned that Human Kinetics has published the 4th edition of his book Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise.

Madeline Orr

Madeline Orr, Sport Management Department, received an “EE 30 Under 30” award from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). NAAEE's EE 30 Under 30 program recognizes individuals from around the world who are making a difference through environmental education. The class of 2020 awardees include social entrepreneurs, artists, researchers and educators from 14 countries. 

Jaroslava Prihodova

Jaroslava Prihodova, Dowd Gallery, was interviewed for the dArt International Magazine by Dominick D. Lombardi, curator, writer and artist. His articles, interviews and art reviews have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Sculpture, Juxtapoz, among others. The feature article titled Jaroslava Prihodova’s Measured Confluence covers her personal history, art and curatorial practice at SUNY Cortland’s Dowd Gallery.

Danica Savonick

Danica Savonick, English Department, had her article “Producing Their Own Literature: June Jordan and the Pedagogical Politics of Literary Anthologies” published in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S. (MELUS). Read more

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, presented a paper titled “To Brandish or Not to Brandish: The Consequences of Gun Display” at the Duke University Law School Conference on Historical Gun Laws, held virtually on June 19.

Thomas Hischak

Thomas Hischak, professor emeritus of theatre, has had his book, The Mikado to Matilda: The British Musical on the New York Stage, published this summer by Rowman and Littlefield. The book discusses 110 London musical successes from the late 18th Century to the present and how they were received in New York City.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence recently had four poems published by Synkroniciti Magazine, edited by Katherine Grace McDaniel. Two poems, “Kangaroo Court,” a satirical take on celebrities and politicians, and “Entanglements Under a Forest Canopy,” a study of nature and color and beauty), were written in the abecedarian form. Her poems “Amelia Earhart: Lost & Found” and “A Wall of Peaches of Immortality” trace the mystery and wonder of a favorite female explorer and a study of peaches and conflict in a lovely fruit grove. 

Also, Lawrence received word this summer that two of her poems were included in Masques: Poetry of Identities: An Anthology by Culture Cult Press, Jay Chakravarti, editor. They included Lawrence’s abecedarian “Holy Wars,” about the inherent struggle of arguing agnostics and atheists in religious climates, and “Whirlpool,” a series of sinking cinquains of the swirling loss of culture, ideals, and principles in America.

Bruce Mattingly

Bruce Mattingly, School of Arts and Sciences, co-organized a virtual conference titled “Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workforce: A Free, Virtual Workshop on Cross-Disciplinary, Team- and Project-based Experiences,” hosted Aug. 4 by Westminster College (Pa.). He also presented a breakout session titled “Integrating Cross-Disciplinary Problem-Solving into your Course.”

Kristine Newhall

Kristine Newhall, Kinesiology Department, had her article about the potential effects of new Title IX regulations on athletics published in August. “New Title IX Guidelines Sexual Assault Mean Less Accountability for Athletics” was published on Engaging Sports, a blog that is part of the public sociology website The Society Pages.