Summer 2017 Faculty Accomplishments

Heather Acomb, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, was on faculty for the Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance, teaching contemporary modern technique class and assisting Evans as an etudes demonstrator.  The Northeast conference took place at Hobart & William Smith Colleges from July 5-15, and the Southwest conference took place at New Mexico State University from July 20-29.  Heather has been teaching in these summer workshops since 2010 when she was a full-time member of the Bill Evans Dance Company.

Heather R. Buechler (H.R. Buechler), Victor Hammer Fellow, organized and moderated Session 1: Towards a New Ideology of (Print) Production—a roundtable discussion in collaboration with OXBLOOD Publishing, featuring Will Hill (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England), David Armes (Red Plate Press, Yorkshire, England) & Tate Shaw (Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY). Held on April 21, 2017, with support from the Wells Book Arts Center and Wells College, it is the first session in an iterative series; part of Buechler’s ongoing research in contemporary publication practices. The abstract for the first session is as follows:

Launched in late 2016, "Towards a New Ideology of (Print) Production" utilizes the democratic platform of the independent press to engage in a rigorous cross-disciplinary collaborative process to generate a manifesto for production in the 21st Century. How do we define “production”? What is the function of the “press” and who does it serve? How do we think and produce critically, with intention, while honoring content and a cultural urgency to disseminate? Engaging across disciplines is a vital action for generating relevant (art) discourse. A multi/trans/inter-disciplinary research approach for generating contemporary discourse acknowledges the inherent strengths of field specializations while capitalizing on the even greater strengths in their points of intersection.

Buechler returned to the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum early this summer to continue ongoing work as Windgate Project Manager to the Globe Printing collection.

She also presented her independent publishing project, OXBLOOD publishing, as part of the panel Modeling the Micropress: A Publisher’s Roundtable at the Allied Media Conference held in Detroit, MI this June 15-18.

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, has been invited to referee an article for the journal, Anthropology and Humanism; she serves on the Editorial Board. Her book, Closet Stages: Joanna Baillie and the Theater Theory of British Romantic Women Writers (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997) has been included in the bibliography of The Mary Shelley Project, which lists the work of over 30 scholars who have contributed to the field. In addition, she has been invited to write an article on the scholarship in the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies and to allow the editors to reprint several of her published articles on the closet play. She has also been asked to review a proposal from Routledge: An Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843, edited by Thomas C. Crochunis and Michael E. Sinatra​. 

Professor Burroughs presented a paper, "Women and Closet Drama" at the 25th Anniversary of the British Women Writers' Conference University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in June.

Laura Campbell, Lecturer in Music, performed with the newly formed, Lake Effect Winds, on a premiere concert on June 3 in Ithaca, NY. Nielsen’s “Quintet for Winds,” Hindemith’s “Wind Quintet,” and Arnold’s “Woodwind Trio” and de Wally’s “Aubade” for woodwind trio completed the program.

Professor Campbell performed with the Janus Wind Quintet in Cortland, NY in April and June as part of a new initiative at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She worked to establish a partnership between the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Guthrie Clinic to provide an on-going program of music for the patients, families, and staff in order to offer the healing effects of music to its community.

Jack Daniels, Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams, has conducted a research project, which initially involved testing 26 elite distance runners in 1968.  Daniels retested the same 26 runners in 1993, for a 25-year follow-up study.  In 2013 Daniels retested the remaining 22 runners for a 45-year follow-up study.  The runners tested represented the best the USA had, with 14 of the 26 making it to the Olympics, with 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal and 1 Bronze medal, plus numerous national and world record races over the years.  This may be the longest longitudinal study ever accomplished on athletes of this caliber, and Runners World magazine and The New York Times both published an article in August of 2017 about this outstanding study.   The very interesting scientific results have been accepted for publication in a future edition of the scientific journal, "Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise."

Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, served as the director and dramaturg for George Sapio's new play about freedom of speech, The Final Word. The show played to sold out houses in Ithaca this past August.

Brad Frazier, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, published a review of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain, Second Edition, by Tamler Sommers (New York: Routledge, 2016), in Metapsychology Online, Volume 21, Issue 33, August 15, 2017.

Gehan Dhameeth, Assistant Professor in Business, submitted a paper on “The Millennials: Insights to Brand Behavior for Brand Management Strategies,” which was accepted by Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET) to present at their Annual Conference scheduled to be held on October 26-27, 2017, in State College Pennsylvania. Olga Babijtchouk '18 (Business), David Dames '19 (Business), Adam Sleezer '18 (Business), and Dr. Elliott Smith (Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology) co-authored the paper.

Dr. Gehan Dhameeth, (July) submitted a conceptual paper on “Modeling Moderating Effects of Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and Referral Value (CRV) on Customer Service of Frontline Employees for Customer and Organizational Satisfaction: A Comparative Analysis” and was accepted to present at The 5th International MT Conference Milan 2017 scheduled to be held on December 27-28, 2017 in Milan, Italy. Danielle M. King '16 (Economics & Management), and Dr.Jung Seek Kim (Professor of Marketing, Zeigler College of Business, PA) co-authored the paper.

Dr. Gehan Dhameeth, and Dr. Yamamota Ochi, Professor of Marketing, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, (August) co-authored and published a paper on “Relationship Between Millennials and Brand Loyalty: Mediating Brand Loyalty Factors” in the Journal of Business Theory and Practice (Volume 05, Issue 03,2017: ISSN 2372-9759). ​

Michael Groth, Professor of History, delivered a public presentation on slavery and emancipation in New York State at the Frontenac Historical Society in Union Springs.  He is scheduled to deliver similar presentations over the course of the next academic year to promote his book, Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley, which was released by SUNY Press earlier this year. 

Matthew Hogan, Lecturer in Math and Physics, presented their research at the 20th Eastern Gravity Meeting, hosted by the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos of The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 9th, with a lecture entitled “Diffeomorphism Invariant Cosmological Sector in Loop Quantum Gravity”. This talk was based on their recently-accepted paper, selected to appear in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, published by the Institute of Physics in the UK. Immediately afterwards, Hogan travelled to the Rotman Institute of Philosophy of the University of Western Ontario (Western University) in London, Ontario to attend two additional back-to-back conferences, on “Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime” and the “Philosophy of Logic, Math, and Physics”

Shilpashri Karbhari, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, published a book review titled, "The Rise of the New Second Generation," Polity Press: Malden, MA 2016  by  Zhou Min and Carl L Bankston III, in International Sociology Reviews, September 2017.

Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics and Sustainability, delivered the opening lecture, “Integrating Social Science with Biophysical Economics,” at the Eighth Meeting of the International Society for Biophysical Economics in Polson, Montana, on June 18, 2017.

On June 19th, 2017 Kent Klitgaard delivered a paper entitled “Towards a Methodology for Biophysical Economics,” co-authored with Eric Kemp-Benedict of the Stockholm Environment Institute, at the Eight Meeting of the International Society for Biophysical Economics in Polson, Montana.

Also, Klitgaard served as the external reviewer for Dr. David Murphy in his quest for tenure and promotion to assistant professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Harold Lamson, Lecturer in Math and Computer Science, received a certificate for the Excelsior College, 2016-2017 Distinguished Faculty of the Year recognition for outstanding course instruction.

Cynthia Koepp, Professor of History, published an article entitled “An Anthropologist Shows Girls a World of Difference: Louis-François Jauffret’s Géographie dramatique.”  It appears in a volume edited by Emer O’Sullivan and Andrea Immel, Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children’s Literature: From the Enlightenment to the Present Day (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). It is part of their series “Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature.” From June 7th to 11th Koepp attended the 17th annual “Reacting to the Past" conference that took place in New York City at Barnard College.  She participated in two intensive role-playing workshops: "Crisis in the Enlightenment: Diderot’s Encyclopedia” and “Rousseau, Burke, and the Revolution in France, 1791.” In addition, Koepp attended two related sessions that explored ways to utilize this pedagogy to enhance rhetorical skills in first-year writing seminars and ways to encourage one’s own faculty to experiment with this innovative approach to learning. On 17 September, Koepp presented a pubic lecture to the Frontenac Historical Society entitled “Reflections on a Forgotten Pandemic:  Influenza 1918-1919.”

Milene Morfei, Professor of Psychology and Sustainability, participated in a Sustainability Professionals Retreat sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Pendle Hill, PA., June 19 - 22, 2017.

Niamh O’Leary, Professor of Environmental Science, attended the 4th Annual Harmful Algal Blooms Seminar at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in August. This event was sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council of Upstate NY.

Jaclyn Schnurr, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, presented 2 posters at the Ecological Society of America meetings in Portland OR. One poster, Learning by doing: project-based teaching of Advanced Ecology, was based on teaching and the other, Impacts of pale swallow-wort (Cynanchum rossicum) on biotic and abiotic aspects of invaded communities, was based on her summer research on campus. Jackie also was a co-author on the article “Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America” that was published in Biological Conservation. This article was based on research conducted by the Biol 119: Ecology and Evolution course in Fall 2014.

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