March 2011

Faculty Accomplishments

Bruce Bennett, Professor of English, has had three poems published in the Summer 2010 Issue of LIGHT: A Quarterly of Light Verse, and two poems in the Spring 2011 issue of INNISFREE POETRY JOURNAL (online and print).

Professor Bennett also published a poem in STONE CANOE, Syracuse University's annual Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary.


Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, recently reviewed a grant proposal for funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Bryan Duff, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education and five students in the Education Program will serve as judges for the Odyssey of the Mind competition for area elementary and middle school students.


Beatrice Farnsworth, Professor of History, had her review of the documentary film, "Svetlana about Svetlana," interviews with the daughter of J. Stalin, published in theSlavic Review 70, no. 1 (Spring 2011).


William Ganis, Associate Professor of Art History, delivered his paper: "Blessed Bits: Affective Identification with Martyrs, Suffering and Spirituality in Bill Viola's Digital Installations" at the Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference, in Chicago, IL. This talk was a part of a session titled "Cross- Cultural Perspectives on Martyrdom and Gender in Contemporary Visual Culture."
Professor Ganis also completed a review of chapters 17-32 of Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren's Art History, 4th edition, a standard textbook for teaching art history. In addition to evaluating Art History, he worked with the publisher, Pearson Education, to compare content and value-added materials with a competitor's similar text, Helen Gardner's Art Across the Ages.


Michael Groth, Professor of History, has been invited to participate in a proposed NEH summer workshop for teachers on slavery and abolition in New York and the Hudson River Valley.  He recently provided an interview with a writer from the Poughkeepsie Journal about early black education in Poughkeepsie."


Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics, along with Lisi Krall, had their article, "2011 Ecological economics and institutional change" published in Ecological Economic Reviews. Robert Costanza, Karin Limburg & Ida Kubiszewski, Eds. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1219: 185-196.


Sarah Markowitz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology had her paper, A review of treating depression in diabetes: emerging findings published in the January-February issue of Psychosomatics. The citing is: Markowitz, S. M., Gonazalez, J. S., Wilkinson, J. L., & Safren, S. A. (2011). A review of treating depression in diabetes: emerging findings, Psychosomatics, 52, 1-18.
Professor Markowitz served as a reviewer for the APA Division 38 (health psychology) Student Research Award.

On February 28, 2011, Professor Markowitz was granted her New York State Psychologist license.


Daniel Renfrow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, attended the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Abagail Williams '11 also attended and presented a poster based on her sociology senior thesis, Authenticity in a Rebellious Subculture: A Study of Hardcore and Punk Music Fans.


Jaclyn Schnurr, Associate Professor of Biology, served as an invited reviewer for the USFS publication: "Restoration in the Southern Appalachians: A Dialogue among Scientists, Planners and Land Managers.