Archive for April 2021

Dr. Frank Co-Authors National Nursing Article

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, co-authored, “Health Care Professional Students’ Perceptions of Teamwork and Roles after an Interprofessional Critical Care Simulation.” The article was published by Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Dr. Frank and her colleagues learned that all health care providers should know about the role and responsibilities of all other healthcare providers, not only of those who directly work together. 

Dr. Pitonyak Gives Opening Talk at National Physics Society Symposium

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, gave the invited opening talk at a Mini-Symposium on Transverse Momentum Dependent Phenomena at the American Physical Society April Meeting. He presented an overview of the current status of transverse momentum dependent physics and related phenomena that give us insight into the 3-dimensional structure of hadrons. 

Dr. Pitonyak Co-Authors Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored “Electron-Ion collider impact study on the tensor charge of the nucleon,” which was published in Physics Letter B. He and his co-authors studied the impact of the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a future high-energy collider to be built at Brookhaven National Lab, on the phenomenological extraction of the tensor charge, a fundamental charge of the nucleon, from a QCD global analysis of single transverse-spin asymmetries. 

Dr. Josephson to Publish Book Chapter

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, will publish a chapter, “Minding the Competency Gap from College to Career: The Value of Virtual Teaming and VLEs for Skill Development” in the forthcoming Developments in Virtual Learning Environments and the Global Workplace. Published by IG Global, the book includes authors from around the world, including Germany, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

Professors Scesa and Nguyen Appear on WHTM TV27’s Good Day PA

Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, and Professor Mindy Nguyen, director of clinical education and clinical assistant professor of speech-language pathology, were guests on WHTM TV27’s Good Day PA. Dr. Scesa and Dr. Nguyen discussed the College’s new Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders, which provides a free service to local community members.

Dr. Dompier Publishes Pair of Articles in National Journals

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, co-authored, “Injuries and Referral Patterns During Basic Combat Training: An Examination of Data from the Certified Athletic Trainer-Forward Program” in Military Medicine in April. He also co-authored, “Characteristics of Injury in Collegiate Rodeo” in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine in March.


Hirschhorn RM, Yeargin SW, Mensch JM, Dompier TP. Injuries and Referral Patterns During Basic Combat Training: An Examination of Data From the Certified Athletic Trainer-Forward Program. Mil Med. 2021 Apr 21:usab156. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab156. PMID: 33881151

Watts M, Bobo L, Whitehead MT, Dompier TP, Oliver GD. Characteristics of Injury in Collegiate Rodeo. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000904. PMID: 33852439

Dr. Walker Publishes Book Chapter and Pair of Journal Articles

Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, co-authored a chapter, “Exercise, Anxiety, and Depression,” in the recently published book “The Handbook of Sports Psychology, 4th Edition.” He also co-authored “The Relationship between Perceived Wellness, Sleep, and Acute: Chronic Training Load in NCAA Division I Male Soccer Players,” and “Psychological and Physiological Challenges in Response to the Cumulative Demands of a Women’s Division I Collegiate Soccer Season,” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Dr. Delavan Co-Pens Op-Ed for Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, and Yoram Bauman, an environmental economist, published “RGGI is not Pennsylvania’s best option to cut carbon” in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Dr. Delavan and Bauman share several alternatives to Governor Wolf’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

Dr. Josephson Hits Trifecta: Podcast Appearance, Magazine Interview, and Op-Ed Published

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, was interviewed by the LVC Admission Guys podcast (E.J. Smith and Cole Godfrey) and University Business Magazine regarding a recent op-ed she published, “Why Tuition-Free College may Devalue Degrees and Deepen Class Divides”. Dr. Josephson also wrote “5 Reasons Americans (Wrongly) See Big Business as the Villain,” which was published by the Foundation for Economic Education.

Dr. Blouch Selected for STEMEd Innovators Fellowship

Dr. Kathleen Blouch, STEM curriculum and partnership coordinator, was selected to participate in the STEMEd Innovators Fellowship 2021. The goal is to empower STEM educators to create empathetic, anti-racist, culturally responsive classrooms through iterative innovation. The international cohort’s synchronous and asynchronous professional development is designed to build democratic STEM classrooms focused on Student Voice, Shared and Transformational Authority, and Critical STEM Literacy.