Archive for November 2022

Dr. Chamberlin Presents Paper at Boston Conference

Dr. Rick Chamberlin, associate professor of German, French, and Global Studies, presented “How to Develop Global Learning in Times of Culture Wars (and COVID Shutdowns)” in a virtual session titled “Re-imagine Study Abroad: Achieving Intercultural Competence at Home/Abroad.” Chamberlin presented his paper as part of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual conference on Nov. 18, in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Blouch Selected to Serve on State Leadership Team

Dr. Kathleen Blouch, adjunct instructor in education, was selected to serve on PennSEL, The PA Science Education Leadership Network Team. The team supports strategic and equitable advances to the PA science education system and implements evidence-based science leadership and teaching practices that lead to meaningful and effective science experiences for teachers and students.

Dr. Kitchens Published with Student-Researchers; Presents at Annual Meeting

Dr. Michael B. Kitchens, professor of psychology, co-authored Cognitively accessible words associated with God as effective lexical primes in the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 8(2), 78–101 with four current and former student researchers: Isabella Lang ’23, M’25 (clinical mental health counseling 3+2), Sydney Petrasic ’21 (neuroscience), Brian Remper ’16 (criminal justice and psychology), and Brittany Wilson ’16 (psychology). Kitchens also presented his paper, What do people think about God? Investigating a mental representation of God as effective priming stimuli, at the 2022 Annual Meeting for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion/Religious Research Association in November.  

Dr. Josephson Quoted in U.S. News Article

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate professor of business administration, was cited as an expert in the Nov. 14 U.S. News & World Report article “What is Dynamic Pricing, and Why Has It Made Everything So Expensive?” Among other concerns regarding dynamic pricing, Dr. Josephson noted, “When done poorly, dynamic pricing can tarnish the reputation of a firm and the valuation of a brand—especially if a customer feels they have been taken advantage of.” 

Dr. Guzmán-Zavala Publishes Book

Dr. Ivette Guzmán Zavala, professor of Spanish, recently published her book, Maternidades puertorriqueñas: esclavitud colonialismo y diáspora en el arte y la literatura, by the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana in Pittsburgh. She provokes a dialogue between images and texts advocating for a wider definition of motherhood that includes Black nannies and wetnurses. The book presentation will be announced soon.

Dr. Hinshaw’s Op-ed Published by RealClear Pennsylvania

Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, had his op-ed, Will the PA GOP Change Course? Probably Not, published by RealClear Pennsylvania on Nov. 21. He included facts such as “Voters under thirty voted against Republications by nearly 40% in the U.S. Senate race” among other explanations as to why the “Red Wave” did not occur.

Dr. McEvoy Invited as Visiting Lecturer in Argentina

Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and professor of Spanish, served as a visiting lecturer in the Irish Studies Certification Program at the Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. As an Irish Latin American Studies specialist, Professor McEvoy structured her virtual seminar around the life of William R. Grace, an Irish immigrant who played an important role in the modernization of Latin America and its capitalist expansion. 

Dr. Dolan Article Published in International Affairs Journal

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, director and professor, master of science in intelligence and security studies, published “NATO, the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, and the 2022 Strategic Concept” on Nov. 9 in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Dr. Sayers Published Two Co-authored Articles

Dr. Matthew Sayers, professor of religion, recently coauthored two articles related to the role of religion in higher education. “Recognizing Christian Hegemony as Broader than Christian Privilege: Critical Religion Scholars Respond to Glanzer” will appear in Religion & Education and “Interfaith?: A Critical Examination of the Interfaith Learning and Development (ILDT) Framework for Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities” will appear in the Journal of College and Character.

Dr. Walker’s Paper Accepted by Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, recently had a co-authored paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Dr. Walker published the paper, “Power, Endurance, and Body Composition Changes over a Collegiate Career in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Athletes,” with co-authors Dr. Bridget McFadden (assistant professor, Queens College), Dr. Brittany Bozzini (coordinator of performance services, Kansas City Royals), Dr. Harry Cintineo (assistant professor, Lindenwood University), Dr. Samuel Hills (lecturer, Bournemouth University), Alexa Chandler (graduate student, University of Arizona), Dr. David Sanders (assistant professor, Loyola University Chicago), Dr. Mark Russell (researcher, Leeds Trinity University), and Dr. Shawn Arent (chair and professor, University of South Carolina).