December 2015 / January 2016 Faculty Accomplishments

MARIAN BROWN, Director of the Center of Sustainability and the Environment

Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, has been elected to the board of directors of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County. She has served on CCE-Cayuga’s Environment team advisory board since 2014.  

CATHERINE BURROUGHS, Professor of English

Catherine Burroughs served as Chair for the Session on English at the 14th annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 9-12. She also presented a paper at the conference titled, “Reconsidering Closet Drama.”  In addition, the volume in which her essay on drama recently appears--the Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in the Romantic Period (Ed. Devoney Looser, Cambridge 2015)--has just been named “a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.” This designation is given to just 10 percent of the 7000 academic books reviewed in Choice each year, based on several factors, including positive reviews. One review described the volume as “an outstanding collection” written by “an impressive group of scholars” who focus on women writers in Great Britain who “laid the foundation for the feminist movement of the Victorian period.”

LAURA CAMPBELL, Lecturer in Music

Laura Campbell, Lecturer in Music, performed as a member of the Janus Woodwind Quintet as part of the OSFL Chamber Music Series at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York in January 2016. In November 2015, Laura Campbell conducted a production of Bruce Adolphe’s “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “Little Red Riding Hood” for the chamber music series Arts at Grace in Cortland, New York. Ms. Campbell performed on a concert titled Musical Journeys in November as a member of Music’s Recreation in Ithaca, New York. She was a guest conductor for the Rochester Flute Association’s Fall Flute Fling in October 2015 in Rochester, New York. Ms. Campbell was selected to perform as a member of Finger Lakes Flutes at the National Flute Convention in Washington, D.C. in August, 2015. A new CD titled “Glimpses” was released in 2015 featuring music of Laurie Conrad for flute and piano performed by Laura Campbell - flutist and Laurie Conrad - pianist.

GERARDO CUMMINGS, Assistant Professor of Spanish

On December4th, 2015, Dr. Gerardo Cummings submitted a proposal to present at the MACLAS Conference in March 2016.  His proposal is titled “Transnational Horror Films:  An Analysis of Hollywood’s Incursion in the Hispanic World and its Influence in Latino Filmmakers.”

Also in December 2015, Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings Rendón was elected Council Member of the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).  In addition he serves as their UNY Chapter Communications Coordinator/Secretary.  In December 2015 he was also invited to be Lead Editor of the Humanities Section and Associate Editor of Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies—the official journal for the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS), and one that shares the same digital commons platform as the prestigious Latin American Research Association’s journal the Latin American Research Review.

GEHAN DHAMEETH, Assistant Professor of Business

In December of 2015, Dr. Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, presented a paper in Tokyo, Japan on “Assessing and Modeling Marketing Strategies for Undergraduate Markets in the United States”  as the Session Chair for Business Track at The International Symposium on Business and Social Science. (December 2-4, 2015)

Dr. Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business was appointed as an editor/referee for the following journals in December of 2015:  Editor/Associate Editor/Referee • Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN:2155-7950) • Business and Management Research (ISSN:1927-6001- Print/ISSN:1927-601X-Online) • Common Ground Publishing ( ISSN: 1833-1874 • Advances in Researches (ISSN:2348-0394) • Ecoforum Journal (ISSN: 2344 – 2174) • Journal of Business & Management ISSN: 2291-1995 (Print)/ISSN: 2291-2002 (Online) • Journal of Basic and Applied Research international • British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade (ISSN: 2278 – 098X) • International Society for Development and Sustainability (ID: M141684) • International Journal of Development and Sustainability ISSN 2186-8662 (ID:M141684)

In January 2016, Dr. Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, talked on “Customer Life Time Value” for graduate students at University of Barcelona, Spain. (January 18th 2016)

KENT KLITGAARD, Professor of Economics

Kent Klitgaard served as a member of Susana Del Grenado’s PhD committee at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Susana defended her dissertation successfully on January 25, 2016.  He was also named to the board of Directors of the International Association of Biophysical Economists and will serve as its vice President. Kent was also named to the editorial board of the new Springer journal, Biophysical Economics and Resource Quality.

HAROLD LAMSON, Lecturer in Computer Science

Harold Lamson was selected and participated as a Panelist - National Park Service (Computer Science Education week), White House – “Debugging the Gender Gap” 12/10/15.  The Women's Rights National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park Service, has been chosen by the White House as the kick-off location for Computer Science Education Week. On Thursday, December 10th at 3:00 pm, the park will be showing the Tribeca Film Festival’s Official Selection 2015, “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap”, a documentary examining what society would gain if more women and minorities code. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the Director of Women in Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Lana Verschage, along with the Executive Director, Center for Technology & Innovation of Binghamton, NY, Susan Sherwood. Megan Smith, the United States Chief of Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy will also be joining the panel discussion virtually.

DANIEL RENFROW, Professor of Associate Professor of Sociology

Daniel Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, had his essay, “Queering Fat Bodies, Regulating Teen Desire in ABC Family’s Huge” accepted for publication in the upcoming “Fat Kids” special issue of Fat Studies.  This essay is co-authored with Rebekah Kosier ’14, a graduate student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies at SUNY-Albany.  This paper was written during Professor Renfrow’s recent sabbatical leave.

DANIEL ROSENBERG, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Dan Rosenberg, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, has published his co-translation of Slovenian poet Miklavz Komelj’s book, Hippodrome. As part of Zephyr Press’s Eastern European Poets Series, Hippodrome includes imagistic lyrics, pastiches of quotes, persona poems, political polemics, and a reasonably faithful translation of Seneca. The collection includes an introductory essay and notes by Rosenberg to provide context and insight into the poems, the translation process, and Slovenian culture.

JOHN SHEEHAN, Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. John Sheehan had a book published by M.T. Publishing of Evansville Indiana, this year, entitled "The Immortal Imagination: The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment in War and Peace."  It uses C. Wright Mills' Sociological Imagination as the method used to analyze why Civil War re-enactors re-enact.

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