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Dorler and Lanski receive Fredonia secretarial awards

Amy Jo Dorler (center, right) and Debbie Lanski were recognized as recipients of Fredonia’s secretarial awards at the Fall 2015 Secretarial/Clerical Fall Conference. Ms. Dorler, secretary in the Provost’s Office, received the Poummit Secretarial Award, named in honor of Janet Marks, a former secretary to the Fredonia president. Ms. Lanski, secretary of Student Affairs, received the Barbara Saletta Meritorious Service Award, which recognizes a secretarial or clerical employee for an outstanding service attitude.


Dahlgren presents research at National Council for the Social Studies annual conference

Robert Dahlgren, associate professor of Social Studies Education and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, presented his research on the history of academic freedom in higher education at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 13. In his undergraduate and graduate level courses, Dahlgren’s goal is to provide practical instruction for pre-service teachers in order to inspire them to teach students to be lifelong learners in the social studies. The NCSS is the largest association in the U.S. devoted solely to social studies education.


Huang has article published in international journal

Lei Huang, assistant professor in the School of Business, has recently written an article about the stakeholder’s influence on pollution prevention. The article was published in the latest issue of the journal, Organization & Environment. This is Dr. Huang’s second published paper with a basis in empirical results from a corporate social responsibility and social marketing research project, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Organization & Environment is recognized as a leading international journal for its emphasis on the connection between management of organizations and the multiple dimensions of the general environment.


McRae has article published on ‘cocktail culture’ and American religion

In October, English Professor Shannon McRae, coordinator of American Studies and Film Studies, had her article on “cocktail culture” and American religion published in the peer-reviewed journal, Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief. The article, co-authored by Colby Emmerson Reid, director of the Consumer Innovation Consortium and professor of Practice in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, examines the figure of the cocktail in American cultural history, to establish it as a point of convergence between consumer culture and religious expression. Drs. McRae and Reid set out to understand which structures of religious experience persist within the cocktail, and what about them captivates American consumers.


Five receive the Outstanding Administrative Service Award

Five Fredonia employees, whose collective service spans more than 65 years and all major departments within the Finance and Administration division, received the Outstanding Administrative Service Award in recognition of exemplary service during 2015. Recipients of the award include Fred Tripp, a member of the professional staff and Commissary Manager with the Faculty Student Association (FSA); Iris Rosa from Custodial Services and a Janitor in Maytum Hall; John Schmidt from the Professional Trades as a Motor Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in Facilities Services; Janet Parsons from Secretarial/Clerical, an Office Assistant 3 in University Services; and Sharon Hogg, a member of the FSA Operational staff as an Assistant Service Clerk in the Bookstore.


Hohle has book published, ‘Race and the Origins of American Neoliberalism’

Sociology Professor Randolph Hohle saw his book, “Race and the Origins of American Neoliberalism,” published. The book describes the creation of American Neoliberalism and explores the four pillars of neoliberal policy: austerity, privatization, deregulation and tax cuts. The author also explains how race created the pretext for the activation of neoliberal policy. In 2013, Dr. Hohle also wrote, “Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement.” From his research, he noticed a lot of similarities between Southern economic policy and present national economic policy.


Tillery presents at national and international conferences

Kim Tillery, chair of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, has presented several talks and been the invited keynote speaker at various international conventions. Dr. Tillery presented two sessions as an invited keynote speaker at the 2015 Australian College of Audiology National Congress in Sunshine Coast, Australia, this past summer. She was also invited to chair the Topic Area of Auditory Processing Committee for the 2016 American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention in Philadelphia, Pa.


Piorkowski’s recordings released on major international label

SUNY Distinguished Professor and composer James Piorkowski’s newest recording, “NINE: The Guitar and Beyond,” has been released by Centaur Records. The CD also features some of Piorkowski’s School of Music colleagues including Dr. Gerald Gray, Dr. Natasha Farny, Daniel Ihasz, and Drs. Angela Haas and Anne Kissell-Harper. In addition, it was engineered by Fredonia Sound Recording Technology alumnus Chris Sclafani. The CD has international distribution via venues including iTunes, Amazon, Allmusic and Target. The recording presents a collection of nine new works, predominantly featuring the classical guitar, by Piorkowski, who is known for having developed an individual and identifiable musical language.


McFall and student co-author present paper

Psychology Professor Joseph McFall presented a paper, “Cultural Differences in Reasoning Errors: Comparison of United States and India,” with student co-author Mary Cappotelli, ’14, at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science held in May 2015 in New York City. Dr. McFall also recently published two papers in the journal, Behavioral Development Bulletin. Directions toward a meta-process model of decision making: cognitive and behavioral models of change were explored in one paper; the other was devoted to rational, normative, descriptive, prescriptive or choice behavior – the search for integrative meta-theory of decision making. Cappotelli is now a candidate for a master’s degree in counseling at Alfred University.


Lillie named Associate Editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education

Karen E. Lillie, assistant professor of TESOL/Bilingual education, was recently named Associate Editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. She joins two new co-editors, Yasuko Kanno from Temple University and Wayne E. Wright from Purdue University. The journal is an international forum for interdisciplinary research that includes different topics on language and education policies as well as critical studies about schools.   As associate editor, Dr. Lillie is in charge of the review process, which includes shepherding manuscripts through the peer-review system to choosing the reviewers for each submitted item to the journal. She also oversees the copyediting before publication.


Bernhard named research chair for NYSSMA

Music Education Professor Christian Bernhard has been selected to serve as Chair of Research of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) during 2016 and 2017. In this position, Dr. Bernhard will be responsible for administering research sessions and poster presentations at the annual NYSSMA conference. Duties include advising action research grants in K-12 schools across the state and editing research manuscripts for the NYSSMA School Music News. Bernard also holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education and the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association.


Hall presents at the American Society for Competitiveness Conference

Linda Hall, professor in the Department of Business Administration, presented a paper, “Trends in the Motion Picture Industry Provide Opportunities and Challenges for Accountants: Tax Credits, Crowd Funding, and Global Partnerships,” at the recent American Society for Competitiveness Conference. The paper was written in collaboration with colleagues J. Bandyopadhyay from Salem State University and Heather Mowat of the Bonadio Group in Utica. It was recently published in Competition Forum, Vol. 13(1), 2015. The American Society for Competitiveness Conference is a national association of academics, business executives and policy makers who all crave to improve competitiveness at various levels. The society sponsors annual national conferences and publishes four journals.


Spangler presents at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

Susan Spangler, associate professor of English, presented “Flipping Assessment by Grading with Students” during the 2015 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. Spangler presented as a member of the panel “Professional Development and Teacher Education.” Each year, the NCTE convention draws thousands of elementary, middle and secondary educators, college faculty, administrators and other global educational professionals to participate in four days of professional learning programming. NCTE has 30,000 individual and institutional members worldwide.

posted @ Friday, February 05, 2016 1:04 PM by Jonathan Woolson

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