Archive for January 2018
J.T. Pursel ’08, English, was named Lehigh Valley Live Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year after guiding the team to 19 wins and a state playoff berth. Pursel, who also teaches in the Easton Area School District, acknowledged the support of LVC’s women’s volleyball coaches, Diana and Wayne Perry, during his coaching career.
Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, co-authored “Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Risk After Concussion Recovery in High School Athletes,” which was published in the Journal of Athletic Training in November. That same month, he provided three guest lectures on “Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine for Public Health Research Methods”—via WebEx—to students at the University of South Carolina, School of Public Health.
Lynall RC, Mauntel TC, Pohlig RT, Kerr ZY, Dompier TP, Hall EE, Buckley TA. Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Risk After Concussion Recovery in High School Athletes. J Athl Train. 2017 Nov; 52(11):1028-1034. PMID: 29140128
Dr. Sean Droms, assistant professor of mathematics, gave a talk at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, Calif., last week. Dr. Droms’ presentation, Reading Mathematics is a Learnable Skill, highlighted how the LVC Mathematical Sciences Department focuses on teaching transferable skills, particularly technical reading and communication.
Corey M. Lamoureux, Esq., ’08, politics major/law minor, was named a partner at Lebanon-based Reilly Wolfson Sheffey Schrum and Lundberg. He joined the firm after serving in the Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office and concentrates his practice in family law, municipal law, civil litigation, landlord tenant law, and criminal defense.
“Researchers learn the social function of babies’ babbling,” featuring work conducted by Dr. Rachel Albert, LVC assistant professor of psychology, was published in the Cornell Chronicle. Dr. Albert, who earned her Ph.D. from Cornell, performed the research with Dr. Jennifer Schwade, senior lecture in psychology at Cornell, and Dr. Michael Goldstein, associate professor of psychology at Cornell. According to the article, the scientists “recorded and recombined the vocalizations of 40 nine-month-olds and their mothers, using a ‘playback paradigm,’ widely used in animal studies, to assess how specific forms of sounds and actions by infants influenced parental behavior.”
The LVC men’s basketball team, under the leadership of Brad McAlester, head coach, defeated the number six team in the nation and also defeated a team just outside the top 25, leading to the Dutchmen being named National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Team of the Week. Individually, guard Sam Light ’18 was named the Division III Men’s National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and forward Andy Orr’s ’18 thunderous dunk was named Middle Atlantic Conference Play of the Week.