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Faculty Scholarship and Professional Engagement: Summer 2014

Academics

  • Laura Garland, associate director of the Career Center, presented "Advocate & Educate: Careers for the Common Good," at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Employers annual conference.

Athletics

  • Tyler Bauer '15 In addition to earning All-America honors, Tyler Bauer '15 has been named first team Academic All-American. Read More

Biology

  • Emily Bayer '14 and Dominic Lapadula '14 presented work done under the mentorship of Bruce Wightman (biology) at the 2014 Society for Developmental Biology Mid-Atlantic Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Emily's presentation won first prize overall for all undergraduates.
  • Amy Hark, associate professor of biology and co-director of the biochemistry program, received the Paul C. Empie '29 Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was presented at the 2014 Commencement ceremony.
  • Dan Klem and Peter Saenger, biology, were invited participants to an Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) conference held last week at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Read More

Business Administration

  • Roland J. Kushner, associate professor of business, presented "Recalling the Management Roots of Arts Management. Perspectives for Theory and Pedagogy" to the Association of Arts Administration Educators in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Roland Kushner, associate professor of business, has published an information piece on new Local Arts Index data on the "Artsblog" of Americans for the Arts. Read More

Career Center

  • Sarah Bollinger, assistant director of the Career Center, won the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Employers (PennACE) Keystone Award at the annual conference in Mt. Pocono. This award is presented to a member who has made contributions to and has been actively involved in the association within the first 3 years of membership.
  • Alana Albus, Director of the Career Center, attended NACE's (National Association of Colleges and Employer's) professional development program, Face2Face: New York, where she served on a panel discussing Trends in College Recruiting.
  • Alana Albus, Director of the Career Center, presented "Forging Active Relationships with Faculty through the Career Liaison Approach", at the PennACE (Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers) annual conference.
  • Alana Albus, Director of the Career Center, attended NACE's (National Association of Colleges and Employer's) professional development program, Face2Face: New York, where she served on a panel discussing Trends in College Recruiting.

Computer Science

  • Clif Kussmaul, associate professor of computer science, is attending the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference in Indianapolis, where he is leading a workshop on process-oriented guided inquiry learning.
  • Clif Kussmaul, associate professor of computer science, attended the POGIL National Meeting and the POGIL Steering Committee Meeting, both at Washington University in St Louis. He presented posters on his CS-POGIL project and his experiences with POGIL in India.
  • Clif Kussmaul, associate professor of computer science, attended the POGIL National Meeting and the POGIL Steering Committee Meeting, both at Washington University in St Louis. He presented posters on his CS-POGIL project and his experiences with POGIL in India.

Dance

  • The dance recruitment video received a Gold Award at the Hermes Creative Awards. The gold award is for productions that exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Scott Stoneback was producer and director and Ellis Stoneback was the videographer and editor. The Muhlenberg Presidential webcast received an honorable mention.

Economics

  • Art Raymond, professor of economics and finance, participated in the College Board's AP Macroeconomics Test Development Committee deliberations in Philadelphia.
  • Art Raymond, professor of economics and finance, was the Chief Reader for the College Board and the Educational Testing Service, and supervised the assessment of the Advanced Placement in exam in macroeconomics at the annual reading in June.

English

  • Francesa Coppa, professor of English, will be part of a program at the University of Leicester in England. The program is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane." Read More
  • David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen, professors of English and co-directors of the Writing Center were guest presenters of a writing workshop given electronically to a group of faculty across the curriculum at Grinnell College in Iowa. Terry Collings of OIT helped with the technical portions of the presentation.
  • Grant Scott, professor and chair of the English department, published a Review-Essay of Blake 2.0: William Blake in Twentieth-Century Art, Music and Culture (2012) in Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly (Spring 2014). Read More
  • Mary Lawlor, professor emerita of English, will be doing a reading from her book, "Fighter Pilot's Daughter", at the Spanish-American Naval Base at Rota, Spain on June 24th. The reading will be at the Base Library, and it will be co-hosted by the University of Maryland, European Division.
  • James Bloom, professor of English, has a review of Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in the spring 2014 issue of Philip Roth Studies.
  • James Bloom, English, presented a paper on James Baldwin and Philip Roth in London at the Modernism Now! Conference held at the University of London's Institute for English Studies & sponsored by the British Association for Modernist Studies & the London Review of Books. Read More

Film Studies

  • Amy Corbin, assistant professor of media and communication and film studies, published an article entitled "Traveling through Cinema Space: The Film Spectator as Tourist"; in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.
  • John Bennett '15 has published a paper entitled "Visconti's Senso and the Evolving Italian Cinema" in The Valley Humanities Review. Read More

History

  • Sue Clemens, senior lecturer in history, and former professor of had their article "Taking Their Place Among the Giants: Performing Oral Histories of Pennsylvania's Black Freedom Struggle," published in Oral History Review (2014) 41, 48-76.

Inst. for Jewish-Christian Understanding

  • Peter A. Pettit, IJCU Director and religion studies, addressed the Upper Montgomery ELCA Leaders symposium on "Theology in the Middle of the Jewish-Palestinian Conflict."

Mathematics

  • Byungchul Cha, associate professor of mathematics, gave a talk titled "Mobius Disjointness in function fields" at the 28th Automorphic Forms Workshop in Moab, Utah.

Media and Communication

  • Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media & communication, co-organized a conference on the "History of Recent Social Science," at the √Čcole Normale Superieure de Cachan outside Paris. Read More
  • Elizabeth Nathanson, assistant professor of media and communication, co-edited a collection of essays for the Cinema Journal/TeachingMedia.org Teaching Dossier series titled "Teaching Film and Media Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges." Paul McEwan contributed an essay to the Dossier titled "Teaching Production in a Liberal Arts Context." Read More

Music

  • Patricia Helm, assistant professor of music, gave a talk entitled "Musical Perception and Emotional Responses" at the University for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. The lecture was given in German.

Philosophy

  • Marcia Morgan, assistant professor of philosophy, delivered a paper, "Communicative Freedom & Postsecularism," as part of the Research Platform "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society" at the Univ. of Vienna. She also delivered a paper on Habermas's ethics & human rights theory at the Academy of Sciences in Prague.
  • Amanda Sellers, learning specialist in the Academic Resource Center, was awarded the Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation's Education Award for her early contributions to the field of clinical psychology. Amanda is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Chestnut Hill College.

Political Science

  • Chris Borick, professor of political science, and his research partner from the University of Michigan, have their work highlighted by the Brookings Institution. Read More

Staff Activities

  • Sarah Bollinger, Career Center, & Jenna Azar, Senior Year Experience, presented a multi-generational workplace workshop, Conflicting Views Work to Support Complementary Roles, last week for The Eighth Annual Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Conference on Serving Adult Learners.

Theatre

  • Troy Dwyer, associate professor of theatre and dance, was honored by the Pennsylvania Diversity Network. Dwyer received the 2014 PDN Community Leadership Award. Read More