Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate professor of business administration, published “Could LinkedIn notifications be contributing to the Great Resignation?,” on Fast Company today. Using extensive data sets, Dr. Josephson “questions whether the visibility of LinkedIn members’ skews the view of what a career path entails or even the time that should be invested when taking on a new position.” She also discussed ways to improve work culture to better retain colleagues.
Archive for March 2022
Student researchers Ashley Swogger ’23 (mathematics) and Jesse Arnold ‘23 (mathematics) have become published co-authors with Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, in an article detailing the results of their summer 2021 research project. Their article, “Local unitary classes of states invariant under permutation subgroups,” published in the top-tier research journal Physical Review A [Phys. Rev. A, 105:032442, 2022], is about the theory and applications of entangled quantum states. With this achievement, The LVC Mathematical Physics Research Group celebrates 20 years of collaborative student-faculty research with this achievement.
Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, was among the nationally recognized experts in the recent MoneyGeek article, “Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies or the Stock Market?” Among the group’s findings, it was noted that “Our analysis found that both stocks and cryptocurrencies have the potential for significant returns in portfolio value.”
Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate professor of business administration, published “Why Size Matters, Dependency Debilitates, and Markets Must be Left Alone” at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). Dr. Josephson discusses what is conducive for market growth and refers to dependency studies and the history of development theory.
Sammy Nickalls, a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, recently published “Log Off–Self-Help for the Extremely Online.” According to an announcement from Spruce Books, a Sasquatch Imprint, “Sammy Nickalls created a guided journal to help us improve our relationships with our devices…”
Dr. Jenna Marx, assistant professor of psychology, presented “Mindfulness and Meditation Information Online: A Content Analysis,” with Alyssa Miller ’20 (psychology and neuroscience) at the 2022 Eastern Psychological Association Conference in New York City during spring break. Dr. Marx and Miller presented research conducted with Emily Frazier ’21 (biology), Jasmine Locke ’21 (psychology), and Jacob Beard ’21 (business administration). Among other revelations, their student-faculty research found that “Online information about mindfulness and meditation varies in adherence to information literacy guidelines.”
Sydney Petrasic ’21 (neuroscience) presented “Intellectual Humility: Connections to Reasoning, Cognitive Attitudes, and Irrational Beliefs” at the 2022 Eastern Psychological Association Conference in New York City. Petrasic’s presentation was the result of student-faculty research with Dr. Lou Manza, chair and professor of psychology, and psychology majors Margaret Mailey ’24, Jordan Stum ’23, Molly Faron ’23 (psychology and sociology), Sydney Fitzgerald, and Ashley Dotey ’21. The researchers found that “Conspirational beliefs were correlated with being overconfident in one’s intellectual skills—but not with logical reasoning ability.”
Dr. Lou Manza, chair and professor of psychology, presented “Grit: Connections to Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Cognitive Processing, and Aging” at the 2022 Eastern Psychological Association Conference in New York City during spring break. Dr. Manza’s presentation, produced through a student-faculty research project with Julia Gabriel ’22 (psychology), Mallory Anderson ’22 (psychology), Samantha Paradise ’22 (psychology), Sophie Stranick ’24 (psychology and criminal justice), Shelby Anderson ’21 (psychology), and Amber Kintzer ’21, M’22 (psychology and master of business administration), noted that “High levels of grit were related to having positive self-esteem/worth, strong habits of mind, good metacognitive awareness, and aging.”
Dr. Gabriella McEvoy, chair of languages and professor of Spanish, joined two students in Puerto Rico during spring break to present their research at the XXIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Julia Resele ’22, early childhood, special education, and Spanish, presented “Mercedes Gallagher de Parks: A Hidden Gem in the Peruvian Feminist Movement,” and Grace Parks ’21, D’23, exercise science, physical therapy, and Spanish, presented “Effects of World War II through the perspective of the Peruvian intellectual, Mercedes Gallagher de Parks.” Their research projects were developed with Dr. McEvoy as part of her current research and work done in her Latin American Cultures class and will be published as a book next year.