Dr. Sayers Interviewed by ABC 27 Regarding Exorcisms

Dr. Matthew Sayers, associate professor of religion and director of religion and philosophy, was interviewed by Dennis Owens, ABC’s anchor, for a story about the Catholic Church and priests who serve as exorcists.

Dr. Romagnolo Publishes Chapter in Routledge Essay Collection  

Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s article “At the Crossroads of Form and Ideology: Disidentification in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen” was published as the first chapter of Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers: Race, Ethics, Narrative Form, edited by Jean Wyatt and Sheldon George. Romagnolo, professor of English, along with authors from Canada, United Kingdom, and the U.S., is featured in the volume printed by Routledge Press.

Professor Hildebrand Presents at Economic Forecast Breakfast 

Professor Andrew Hildebrand, CPA, CVA, J.D., associate professor of accounting, was a keynote speaker at this morning’s Economic Forecast Breakfast hosted by the Lebanon County Chamber of Commerce. Hildebrand presented “Stocks are Up, Taxes are Down, What Could Keep a CFO Up at Night?

Provost Cowart Named Inaugural Anchor Institution Fellow

Dr. Monica Cowart, provost and vice president of academic affairs, was named one of five inaugural Anchor Fellows for the Class of 2020. Anchor Fellows are mentored by sitting higher education presidents to learn how colleges and universities can build an institutional commitment to democratic local engagement through partnerships that contribute to their communities. The fellowship runs Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.

During their tenure, Anchor Fellows will design a series of visits to the campuses and communities of members of the Anchor Institutions Task Force’s Higher Education Presidential Subgroup. Anchor Fellows will receive insights from the host president and learn strategies for successfully navigating the internal and external challenges associated with community partnerships. This fellowship also provides a comprehensive view of how an anchor institution builds and sustains a commitment to its community, as well as the unique role of presidential leadership in these processes. A central goal of the program is to develop the next generation of anchor institution leaders.


Drs. McNulty and Romagnolo Interviewed for The Burg

Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor of art history, and Dr. Cathy Romagnolo, professor of English, were interviewed for Capturing Courage: LVC exhibit documents the terror, the bravery of the civil rights movement, which was published in the February issue of The Burg. The article noted McNulty’s role in the gallery exhibition of internationally noted photographer Danny Lyon’s historic work on the early Civil Rights movement, which runs through March 22. Romagnolo was interviewed regarding the Gallery dialogue she led on Lyon’s photography during the College’s annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence.

Dr. Dompier Co-publishes Softball Research

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, and several colleagues published Non-Time-Loss and Time-Loss Softball Injuries in Secondary School Athletes: A Report From the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION) in the Journal of Athletic Training. The researchers found, among other results, that “secondary school softball players sustained a larger proportion of NTL [non-time-loss] injuries than TL [time-loss] injuries.”


Valier ARS, Bliven KCH, Gibson A, Simon J, Dompier TP, Wasserman EB, Rynard KL, Kerr ZY. Non-Time-Loss and Time-Loss Softball Injuries in Secondary School Athletes: A Report From the National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION). J Athl Train. 2020 Jan 8. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-105-19.

Dr. Romagnolo Published in Ohio State University Press Text

Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s “(Un)Natural Connections: Feminist Experimentation and Unnatural Narration in Nights at the Circus” was published as the opening chapter of Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Romagnolo, professor of English, contributed the chapter to the book edited by Jan Alber and Brian Richardson, and printed by the Ohio State University Press as part of its “Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series.”


Dr. Laferriere Publishes Gaming Article in International Journal

Dr. Jeffrey Laferriere, assistant professor of education and director of secondary education, co-authored an article, Can Video Games Be Used as a Stealth Assessment of Aggression?: A Criterion-Related Validity Study, in International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (McCreery, M. P., Krach, S. K., Bacos, C. A., Laferriere, J. R., Head, D. L. (2019), 11(2), 40-49).

Dr. Laferriere Co-Authors Pair of Chapters

Dr. Jeffrey Laferriere, assistant professor of education and director of secondary education, had two co-authored chapters published in Game-Based Assessment Revisited (edited by Dirk Ifenthaler and Yoon Jeon Kim). The first, Assessing Learning form, with, and in Games Revisited: A Heuristic for Emerging Methods and Commercial Off-the-Shelf Games (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15569-8_2), can be found here. The second, Examining Designed Experiences: A Walkthrough for Understanding Video Games as Performance Assessments (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15569-8_6), can be read here.

Dr. Kitchens Quoted in New Year’s Resolution Article

Dr. Michael Kitchens, professor of psychology, was quoted in a recent article, “When did people start making New Year’s resolutions? And how can we keep them?” Kitchens noted that “The success of your New Year’s resolution starts with your head,” and “Setting a specific goal can make all the difference…”