Faculty and Staff Activities

Nance Wilson

Nance Wilson, Literacy Department, made two presentations at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators Annual Fall Conference held in October in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Building Partnerships Between Higher Education and High Quality Middle Level Schools” was presented with Brian Sherman. “NYS College Reading Educators Present Ideas for Preparing Teachers for Literacy Instruction in an Age of School Reform,” was presented with Kathleen Hinchman.

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson, residence hall director for Smith Tower, participated in the Association of College and Personnel Administrators (ACPA) Conference held March 26-30 in Baltimore, Md. Anderson is a member of the Commission for Career Development and has submitted a piece for their newsletter about her experience at ACPA. She applied to join the Career Central at Convention (C3) Care Team for the 2012 ACPA convention in Louisville, Ky.

Ute Ritz-Deutch

Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, recently attended the annual general meeting of Amnesty International USA in Washington, D.C., where she accepted the Hironaka Award for human rights activism on behalf of the Ithaca chapter, AI Group 73. She is the coordinator for the Ithaca chapter and a member of the Northeast Regional Planning Group. Ritz-Deutch is also the faculty advisor for the Amnesty International student group at SUNY Cortland and has recently volunteered to serve as area coordinator for Upstate New York.

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of a chapter on the presidency of John Tyler for a new book, The Presidents and the Constitution, published by New York University Press. The book is edited by Ken Gormley, president of Duquesne University.

Susan J. Rayl

Susan J. Rayl, Kinesiology Department, presented a paper titled “Student-Athletes as Agents of Social Change” at the inaugural “Athletes and Social Change” forum, held March 28-30 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. 

Edward Caffarella

Edward Caffarella, Educational Leadership Department, was at the University of Malaya in Malaysia from April 24 through May 26 on a Fulbright Specialist project grant aimed at raising education standards in Malaysia. While there, he made several formal presentations, including: “Evaluation Research: Conducting Program Evaluation” for faculty and students at the University Malaya; “Leadership Development” a headmasters training session; “Leadership in Higher Education: Moving Beyond Management and Administration” for University of Malaya senior administrators; “Planning for Change in Schools” for MARA Junior College principals and senior administrators; “Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs in the USA for University Utara Malaysia education faculty; “Ethics in Research,” a presentation for faculty and students at the University Utara Malaysia; and “Teachers Traits and Characteristics - American Perspectives,” a national seminar on Malaysian Teachers Competency and Performance Indicators.

Dennis Weng

Dennis Weng, Political Science Department, has announced recent accomplishments, including his invitation and participation in a roundtable discussion on the latest Taiwan issues held June 10 and 11 at the University of Toronto. Also, he was invited by National Chengchi University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies to join their future research program as an international research fellow, from 2016 to 2018. Finally, Weng’s paper, “The Effects of Civic Consciousness and Civil Disobedience on Support for and Participation in Contentious Politics,” has been accepted for publication in the Japanese Journal of political science. This paper will be published by the end of 2016. 

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of an article titled, “Gun Rights, Tyranny, and Rebellion” that was published in the July/August issue of the philosophy journal, The Critique. It is part of a symposium issue on “Contending With the Complexity of the Gun Violence Debate in the United States.”

Jean W. LeLoup

Jean W. LeLoup, international communications and cultures emerita, received the Anthony J. Paplia Award for the outstanding article in a state or national foreign language education publication for her article “The effectiveness of Courses Abroad as a Professional Development Model for Foreign Language Teachers.” The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers presented the award at their annual meeting in late October.

Claus Schubert

Claus Schubert, Mathematics Department, was informed that his paper was accepted for publication in the Israel Journal of Mathematics. “Semiorderings and Stability Index Under Field Extensions” was co-authored with Karim Becher, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium, and David Leep, University of Kentucky.