May 2016 Faculty Accomplishments

Dr.Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor of Business, conducted a workshop on Friday, May 27th, 2016 for faculty at St. Benedict's College, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Classroom Management. Also, on Saturday, May 28th, 2016, Dr.Gehan Dhameeth was honored as the Guest of Honor at the University of Wales Sri Lanka Chapter Annual Conference and delivered a talk on "scholars' contribution to a sustainable economy."

Brad Frazier, Associate Professor of Philosphy and Religion, served as a referee for *Res Philosophica* for an article on Kierkegaard and Socrates.

Associate Professor of Psychology Deborah Gagnon accompanied psychology majors Stephen Armstrong '16, Holli Erkson '16, Anna Olczyk '16, and Amber Telfer '16 to the 44th Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference held on April 16 at Gannon University (Erie, PA).  All four students presented their empirical work at the conference; Dr. Gagnon supervised Holli Erkson's project (Test of a Holistic Needs Model of Romantic Relationships) and Amber Telfer's project (Students’ Knowledge of Accommodation Rights and Responsibilities), while Dr. Milene Morfei supervised Stephen Armstrong's project (Sustainable Drinking: Improving Drinking Water Practices on a College Campus) and Dr. Sarah Markowitz supervised Anna Olczyk's project (Treatment of Academic Procrastination in College Students).  

Matthew E. Hogan, Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics recently traveled to the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire, on May 26-27, 2016, to present a lecture on their research, entitled "Diffeomorphism invariant cosmological symmetry in full quantum gravity", at the 19th Eastern Gravity Meeting ( The lecture detailed a significant breakthrough in relating the theory of loop quantum cosmology to the full theory of loop quantum gravity, which is a step towards the resolution of the problem of relating relativity to quantum mechanics — a project begun by Albert Einstein over a century ago. An article describing this work will appear in the July 2016 issue of the International Journal of Modern Physics D.  Professor Hogan was also a participant in the Summer School on Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Materials 2016, held at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, from June 1-3, 2016 (

Richard Kegler,  Director of Wells Book Arts Center has been selected as one of the artists included in the juried exhibition:  ( at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI  . The Exhibit also travels to Australia later in the year. Kegler has also been selected as one of the artists included in:  Dada Lives! 100 Artists Celebrating 100 Years of Dada in Cincinnati, OH. This July, Kegler will present a printing workshop at ( The 6th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication (ICTVC) using the ( "P22 Blox" modular printing block system developed at Wells this past summer.

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