Archive for the ‘Faculty Scholarship’ Category.

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).

Health Professions Students Run Conference Fitness Challenge

Nine athletic trainingexercise science, and physical therapy majors helped run the annual fitness challenge during the Nov. 4—5 Mid-Atlantic Chapter for the American College of Sports Medicine regional conference. Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, annually runs the fitness challenge that has students from numerous colleges and universities compete for a trophy. Alana Antonello ’24, Madi Armstrong ’24, Jacob Bollinger ’24, Danielle Holmes ’24, Elizabeth Leedy ’22, M’23, Cole Lehman ’24, Sorrell Long ’24, Rylee Stahl ’24, and Connor Williams ’23 ran the fitness stations and put the competitors through the challenges. Gabriel Pigeon ’24, Logan Satti ’24, Philip Shemyakin ’24, Rachel Snavely ’24, and Megan Strodoski ’24 also attended the conference.

Dr. Prince Published in journal Teaching Sociology

Dr. Barbara F. Prince, assistant professor of sociology, published “The Handmaid Still in the Classroom? Using The Handmaid’s Tale in Sociology of Gender” in the journal Teaching Sociology. Dr. Prince found through analyzing 108 student journal entries in a sociology of gender course that students identified and connected 58 distinct class concepts to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Dr. Goshorn Published in LGBTQ+ Journal

Dr Jeremy R. Goshorn, assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling, published “Does Meaning-in-Life or Self-Compassion Influence LGBTQ+ Identity or Outness?” in the Journal of LGBTQ+ Issues in Counseling with two co-authors. Their study explored the relationship between self-compassion and meaning-in-life on LGBTQ+ identity and outness. This study adds to the literature and highlights the importance of counseling practitioners promoting positive psychological factors in their work with LGBTQ+ clients.

Drs. McCullough and Scesa to Present at National Conference in New Orleans with SLP Alumnae

Dr. Helga McCullough, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, and Dr. Michelle Scesa, chair and assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders/speech-language pathology, will present “Exploring Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Students’ Perceptions in an Interprofessional Education Pilot Program with Nursing Students” with Libby Lucas ’21, M’22 (non-presenting author) at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national convention in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 17. Additionally, Dr. McCullough will present “Quality of Life in Caregivers Affected by Parkinson’s Disease and Dysphagia” with Savannah Toth ’19, ’21, M’22 (non-presenting author) in a second session at the convention.