Archive for the ‘Faculty Scholarship’ Category.

Dr. Romagnolo Published in Ohio State University Press Text

Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s “(Un)Natural Connections: Feminist Experimentation and Unnatural Narration in Nights at the Circus” was published as the opening chapter of Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Romagnolo, professor of English, contributed the chapter to the book edited by Jan Alber and Brian Richardson, and printed by the Ohio State University Press as part of its “Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series.”


Dr. Laferriere Publishes Gaming Article in International Journal

Dr. Jeffrey Laferriere, assistant professor of education and director of secondary education, co-authored an article, Can Video Games Be Used as a Stealth Assessment of Aggression?: A Criterion-Related Validity Study, in International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (McCreery, M. P., Krach, S. K., Bacos, C. A., Laferriere, J. R., Head, D. L. (2019), 11(2), 40-49).

Dr. Laferriere Co-Authors Pair of Chapters

Dr. Jeffrey Laferriere, assistant professor of education and director of secondary education, had two co-authored chapters published in Game-Based Assessment Revisited (edited by Dirk Ifenthaler and Yoon Jeon Kim). The first, Assessing Learning form, with, and in Games Revisited: A Heuristic for Emerging Methods and Commercial Off-the-Shelf Games (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15569-8_2), can be found here. The second, Examining Designed Experiences: A Walkthrough for Understanding Video Games as Performance Assessments (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15569-8_6), can be read here.

Dr. Kitchens Quoted in New Year’s Resolution Article

Dr. Michael Kitchens, professor of psychology, was quoted in a recent article, “When did people start making New Year’s resolutions? And how can we keep them?” Kitchens noted that “The success of your New Year’s resolution starts with your head,” and “Setting a specific goal can make all the difference…”

Dr. Whiteley Shares Research and Documentary with DOC Secretary

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, chair of the Department of Social Science and associate professor of criminal justice, met with Pennsylvania’s Correction Secretary John Wetzel and other senior Department of Corrections (DOC) administrators in December at the DOC’s headquarters in Mechanicsburg. Whiteley discussed her research about women incarcerated for life and life without parole. She also previewed her documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” and participated in a Q&A session with the DOC leadership afterward.


Dr. Whiteley Previews Her Documentary in Atlanta

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, chair of the Department of Social Science and associate professor of criminal justice, previewed her recently released documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” in Atlanta, Ga., this past December. Whiteley, who also held a Q&A session afterward, shared her “portrait that looks through the eyes of women incarcerated” during the Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations national conference.

Professor Snyder Honored as “Educator of Note”

Professor Jeff Snyder, chair of the Music Department, director of the Music Business Program, and founder of VALE Music Group, will be honored with the “Educator of Note” award by the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame. Snyder will be recognized during the hall’s Music Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Whitaker Center Jan. 30, 2020, along with notable artists and acts such as Poison, Dan Hartman, The Sharks, and Robert Willie White of Motown’s Funk Brothers.

Dr. Grieve-Carlson Publishes and Presents

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson’s essay “Emily Dickinson and the Question of Belief” appears in the current issue of the Journal Cithara 59.1 (November 2019), pages 31–47. In September, Grieve-Carlson, professor of English, delivered the keynote address, “Conceiving Life as Tragedy,” at the first conference of the Jonathan Bayliss Society in Gloucester, Mass. In March, he will present his paper “’You knew the man’: The Problem of Shaping Identity in Ezra Pound’s Poetry” at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Boston.

Dr. Meindl Presents at National Conference

Dr. Jörg Meindl, associate professor of German and global studies, presented at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Washington, D.C., last week. His presentation, “Teaching Intercultural Competence with Authentic Materials, reflected his approach to teaching without a textbook and exposing students to the diversity of the German language. At the convention, Meindl also met with his colleagues on the FL-A-CH committee, which wants to raise awareness of German-speaking cultures in Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy.

Dr. Whiteley and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20 Present in San Francisco

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20, a psychology major with a criminal justice minor, attended and presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., last week. The duo presented their research, Characteristics of Female Sexual Offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofer “Bret” Bucklen, director of the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s Bureau of Planning, Research, and Statistics, a colleague of Whiteley’s, attended the session. The trip was made possible by a Student-Faculty Award from the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education