Faculty Announcements Spring 2014
Mr. Kenneth Kunz was appointment to serve on the International Reading Association’s Advisory Committee.
Associate Professor Nora Krieger attended AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Conference in Philadelphia at which she chaired a session, Self Study in the Process of Creating Teachers.
Assistant Professor of History Michelle Chase and her students in HIS251: Curating New Jersey inaugurated an exhibit in the college library on the 1974 Puerto Rican riots. The April 28 launch featured two guest speakers and was well-attended.
Brandon Fralix, Assistant Professor of Writing and Analysis, presented “College Support and the Underprepared Writer: The WPA Census Results of Institutional Efforts for Students Needing Additional Writing Support at Minority Serving and non-Minority Serving Institutions” at the Writing Research Across Borders Conference in Paris in February. He presented an expanded version of this paper at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis in March.
Professor of Philosophy Richard Hart delivered two recent invited lectures. On February 7 he spoke on the philosophical dimensions of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl to several Junior level English classes at the high school from which he graduated in 1967, Miami Trace High School in Washington Court House, Ohio. On March 26 he delivered a lecture entitled “Bending Time: The Philosophical Adventures of Emery Jones,” based on a children’s book by Charles Johnson and his daughter Elisheba. The talk was delivered to a group of doctoral students and faculty at Stony Brook University as part of the Philosophy Department’s annual Recruitment Week.
Assistant Professor of History Laura Hill presented at the March 28 conference “The Rochester Riots: Fifty Years After” at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.
Associate Professor of English Martie LaBare has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Debate Education Association.
Associate Professor of English Paul Puccio presented the paper “Re-viewing Scholarly Peer Review” as part of the research panel “Opening Up the Small Academic Journal: Questions of Sources, Access, and the Future of Scholarship” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication on March 21 in Indianapolis.
Professor Marianne Flood and her research team of 7 nursing students completed two research initiatives over the past year. Both studies, “Student attitudes towards working with older adults” and “Perceptions of the public toward healthcare workers with visible body art” will be presented as poster and oral presentations at the upcoming Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Iota Chapter at William Paterson University on April 17. The Visible body art study has also been accepted as a poster presentation at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference (NRHC) on April 9 and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) in Miami, Florida this July.