Archive for the ‘Faculty Scholarship’ Category.

Dr. Williams Co-publishes Venus Flytrap Research

Dr. Stephen Williams, professor emeritus of biology, published “Pollination of Dionaea Muscipula, The Venus Flytrap,” in the current issue of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. With his co-researcher, Bill Scholl, they describe in detail the timing of stages in flower opening and shedding of pollen. Bumblebees and solitary bees were found to be the pollinators. Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor emerita of biology, and Dr. Allan F. Wolfe, professor emeritus of biology, consulted on the study.

Dr. Taylor and Colleague Design COVID Photography Program

Dr. Grant Taylor, professor of art & art history, joined Emilie Shuler, an outpatient recreation therapist, to design an online art therapy program for veterans coping with isolation and depression during COVID-19. The virtual Vantage Point: Telehealth Photography Program focuses on COVID-related issues through personal phone camera photos. Taylor is teaching two groups of veterans through the Veterans Affairs video connect platform to center them on successful coping skills and increased social connection during a period of significant isolation. An online presence and exhibit will publish later this spring.

Dr. Delavan’s Pittsburgh Business Times Interview Runs Statewide

Dr. Will Delavan, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for the Pittsburgh Business Journal’s story “Pennsylvania fossil-fuel industry received $37 billion in tax breaks in 2019 says report.” Delevan’s analysis of the report appeared across Pennsylvania in outlets such as the Pennsylvania Capital Star, Pittsburgh Business Times, and Pittsburgh City paper. 

Dr. Harpankar Discusses Credit Cards with WalletHub

Dr. Kshama Harpankar, associate professor of economics, was featured in a WalletHub Q&A regarding credit cards. She provided advice ranging from tips for applying for credit cards to pitfalls to avoid while using credit cards.

Dr. Dolan’s Op-Ed Published on PennLive

Dr. Christopher Dolan’s, professor political science, “Republican Flirtation with Extremism Began More Than a Half-century ago ($$)” was published by PennLive on Feb. 22. The article rejects the argument that conservative extremism is a contemporary phenomenon that began with Donald Trump and traces to the 20th Century origins of elected Republicans using extremist sentiment to build political support.

Dr. Morell to Release New Album to Honor His Child

Dr. Justin Morell, associate professor of music, will release All Without Words on April 30 . The album is a jazz/orchestral trumpet concerto featuring John Daversa, a multi-Grammy winning soloist from the University of Miami. Morell wrote the composition based on his experience as a parent of a non-verbal autistic child. It’s a theme and variations, the theme of which is a transcription of his son Loren’s vocalizations.

Dr. McCoy Published Chapter in University of Alabama Press

Dr. Rebecca McCoy, associate professor of history, published “Redefining Protestant and Catholic Space in Languedoc after the French Revolution” as a chapter in Revolution as Reformation: Protestant Faith in the Age of Revolutions, 1688–1832. The University of Alabama Press published the tome.

Professor Snyder Co-Moderates Industry Panel

Professor Jeff Snyder, chair and professor of music and director of music business, moderated a panel with four other higher education recording and music business directors for the Millennium Music Conference. Snyder and his fellow faculty facilitated “A perspective of the future of the music industry: post pandemic by music educators.” The discussion centered on preparing music industry/recording students for a shifting post-COVID landscape.

Dr. Josephson Published on FEE

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson’s, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, “Why Corporations Should Cater to Consumers, Not Causes,” was published on Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Josephson notes key questions consumers should ask themselves about all Corporate Social Responsibility campaigns, including “What’s in it for the corporation?”

University Business Publishes Dr. Josephson Article

Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success and assistant professor of business administration, published “Why tuition-free college may devalue degrees and deepen class divides” on University Business. In the piece, Josephson shares four primary concerns related to political discussions about providing tuition-free college in the U.S.