Dr. Holly M. Wendt, director of creative writing and assistant professor of English, was published in Bodies Built for Game, The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing. The anthology, edited by MacArthur Fellow Natalie Diaz and Hannah Ensor, “brings together poems, essays, and stories that challenge our traditional ideas of sport and question the power structures that athletics enforce.” Wendt’s essay, “The Sum of Our Doing,” brings together their experiences on the Camino de Santiago, the nature of competition and pilgrimage, and issues of community and identity.
Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, served as producer for “Until We Have Faces,” a poetic documentary exploring death & lives in five acts. With director/producer Nathan Skulstad, Whiteley created “an intimate portrait of the inner lives of women incarcerated for life in the Muncy State Prison in Pennsylvania. Women and staff at the State Correctional Institution, Muncy, Aug. 12.
Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, co-authored “Streams in the desert: exploring religion and spirituality among incarcerated women with lengthy sentences” in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. Her co-author, Edward C. Polson, is an assistant professor in the Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, Collin Barker ’19, and Joshua Miller ’21 presented results of their research at the 25th International Congress on Glass in Boston, Mass., in June. Veenhuizen presented “Ferroelectric domain engineering of lithium niobate single crystal confined in glass.” Barker and Miller gave a poster presentation on “Laser-induced crystallization and reduction of copper-doped lithium niobosilicate glass.” The International Congress on Glass meets every three years and brings together experts in the field of glass science and technology from around the world. Speakers from five continents presented at this year’s conference.
Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of politics and global studies, published “Voters prefer domestic issues, but Democratic candidates should make the case for foreign policy, too” in The Hill in July. Among other points, Dolan notes that “the U.S. role in the world should be consequential to American voters because the U.S. wields so much global influence.”
Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of politics and global studies, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant from the U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. The Fulbright, for teaching and research, runs from February to July 2020 and will be hosted by the University of Pristina. Dolan will work with U.S. foreign service officers in the public diplomacy section at the U.S. Embassy and with the chair of Pristina’s Political Science Department, Professor Arben Hajrullahu. In addition to teaching a course on world politics, Dolan will conduct research on the consequences of NATO expansion and the future of the transatlantic alliance as the U.S. pivots to Asia. This is a follow-up to his 2018 book on President Obama’s foreign policy, “Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy.”
Dr. Elizabeth Sterner, as sole author, was published in the Journal of Chemical Education for her organic lab exercise that incorporates aspects of polymer synthesis and characterization to show students a practical example of how the choice of a particular reaction has consequences for how to perform that reaction and the quality of the resulting product. The project, “Three Ways to Polyamides: The Impact of Polymerization Mechanism on Polymer Properties,” was published Aug. 2, 2019.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, is the second author on an article published in July 2019 with colleagues from Lehigh University and Corning Incorporated in the journal Crystal Growth and Design. The article, “Challenges of Laser-Induced Single-Crystal Growth in Glass: Incongruent Matrix Composition and Laser Scanning Rate,” focuses on the effect of host glass composition on the laser-induced nucleation and growth of single crystal architectures in LaBGeO5 glass.
Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, co-authored Injury Incidence in Youth, High School, and NCAA Men’s Lacrosse in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in June 2019. Dompier also co-authored research, Appropriate Medical Care Standards for Organizations Sponsoring Athletic Activity for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete: A Summary Statement, in the Journal of Athletic Training in May 2019.