Faculty Accomplishments: December 2020 / January 2021

Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, was invited to present the Sustainability Leadership Awards for the State of NY Sustainability conference, held virtually in early December 2020. On behalf of the conference planning committee, she presented the awards for student sustainability leadership and sustainability practitioner leadership, the latter of which Brown herself received at the 2019 conference.    

Catherine Burroughs, professor emerita of English, reviewed an article for European Romantic Review 

Gehan Dhameeth, associate professor of business, was invited by the faculty of management and commerce at the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka) to give a Zoom guest lecture on “Artificial Intelligence for Business” for their MBA students on Dec. 5, 2020.  

  • Also, in January 2021 Professor Dhameeth co-authored a paper with D. M. R. Dissanayake, Deborah Gagnon and C. Shannon on “Modeling Moderating Effects of Customer Lifetime Value and Referral Value on Customer Service of Frontline Employees for Customer and Organizational Satisfaction: A Comparative Analysis,” which was published in Journal of Marketing Management [8(2), pp. 56-68. DOI: 10.15640/jmm.v8n2a6].

Niamh O’Leary, professor of environmental science, has joined the board of directors of the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, Inc. Established in 2003, the group is a not-for-profit corporation with a board made up of representatives from Cayuga, Seneca and Tompkins counties.

Erinn Ryen, assistant professor of business, published an article with collaborators: Singh, S., Babbitt, C., Gaustad, G., Eckelman, M., Gregory, J., Ryen, E. Mathur, N., Stevens, M. Parvatker, A., Buch, R., Marseille, A., and Seager, T. (2021). “Thematic exploration of sectoral and cross-cutting challenges to circular economy implementation.” Journal of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. 1-22. 

Jackie Schnurr, professor of biology and environmental science, served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, reviewing grant applications for ecology.

Designs by David Todd, lecturer in visual arts, were chosen for two upcoming permanent public artworks by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance in Ithaca, N.Y. His creative installations will reintroduce everyday objects in the form of larger-than-life, colorful, metal line drawings. Not only will his sculptures help to beautify the city, they will also fulfill a public need as functional bicycle racks. David’s effort to blend aesthetic amusements into daily city life does not go unnoticed; previously, he was awarded a grant by the City Arts Project to create a mural on the Ithaca Commons.

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