Our faculty members here at Endicott are consistent contributors to their fields of study, working to promote their own work and the work of students in a variety of subjects. Below are just some of the most recent achievements by our faculty:
Creative writing faculty Deborah Finkelstein, Doug Holder, and Dan Sklar will read from their poetry at the “First and Last Word Poetry Series,” at the Center for the Arts Armory Poetry Café in Somerville, MA, on January 21.
Creative Writing Professor Deborah Finkelstein’s play “Cheesecake” will be workshopped on the TV show “Play Cafe,” on WCATV. Communications student Mary Sansone will direct the play. Communications student Walker Edelman will star as “Marlon Brando.”
Ibbetson Street 34, a Pushcart Award winning literary magazine (2014), has published a number of Endicott College writers in the current issue, including: Professor Dan Sklar, Professor William Harney, Professor Margaret Young, and Endicott/Ibbetson Street Press Young Poet Series author Meghan Perkins.
English Professor Bill Harney’s poem “Snaw” will appear in the upcoming issue of BRICKrhetoric. Additionally, his poem “By Definition” was accepted by The Bijou Poetry Review.
Professional Writing Tutor Ellen Goldstein has had two poems accepted in the upcoming anthology “Queer South” from Sibling Rivalry Press.
Writing Center Tutor Dr. Wendy Warren Austin published two conference reviews in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy for its Fall 2013 issue: “CCCC Reviews–”B.27 Expertise and Meaningful Assessment: (Re)Modeling the Public Trust in Teachers;” and “CCCC Reviews–C.14 Responding to the Public Crisis in Student Writing: Results from the Study of Seniors’ Meaningful Writing.”
Dan Sklar’s play, Comraderos Americana: Scenes from the Lives of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau and When They Met, was performed as a staged reading at the Actors Studio of Newburyport in October 2013. Additionally, the editors of Writing That Risks have nominated Professor Sklar’s poem “Flying Cats” for the prestigious Pushcart Prize.
Assistant Professor of Math Chris McDaniels had a paper titled “Generalized 1-Skeleta and a Lifting Result” published in the journal of Discrete and Computational Geometry.
Professor of Visual Communications Kathy Desmond has completed her Ph.D. in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory through the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. In March 2015, she will be a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome, where she will be creating “Classical Antiquities, Interventions” in the environs of the architectural spaces of the academy and Rome.
Research conducted by Associate Professor of Psychology John Kelley, in collaboration with Endicott student Sarah Lovell, was featured in an on-line statistics tutorial series called Against All Odds, which is sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation and hosted by Harvard quantitative genetics professor, Pardis Sabeti. The video was produced by Chedd-Angier Productions, which has created more than 100 prime-time programs for PBS, including such classics as Discover: the World of Science hosted by Peter Graves and Scientific American Frontiers, hosted by Alan Alda. Link to Video
A recently-published research study by Associate Professor of Psychology John Kelley, in collaboration with former Endicott student Rebecca Malouf, was featured in an article in the August 19, 2013 issue of Psychology Today.
Psychology Professor Karen Edwards has been invited to lead a weekend workshop called Becoming Women of Wisdom at Rowe Conference Center on January 24-26, 2014. The workshop is based on the book she co-wrote called Becoming Women of Wisdom.
With colleagues at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Psychology John Kelley has had research on the mechanisms of the placebo effect published in several locations:
- Peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine. Kam-Hansen, S., Jakubowski, M., Kelley, J. M., Hoaglin, D. C., Kirsch, I., Kaptchuk, T. J., & Burstein, R. (in press). Placebo and drug effects in episodic migraine: The impact of information provided to patients. Science Translational Medicine.
- L’Orient-Le Jour, a leading French language daily newspaper in Lebanon on November 24, 2013. Link to Article
- Article by science reporter Kirsi Heikkinen published in the October 8, 2013 issue of the Finnish magazine Tiede (Science). The article was titled Plasebo eli Lumelääke hoitaa huijaamatta (Placebo treats without cheating). Link to Article.
Professor Kelley also served as an invited discussant at a small invitation-only meeting sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation entitled, “Placebos in Guidelines, Practice, and Patient Choice,” held in Boston December 9-10. The meeting was organized by a collaboration among the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Program in Placebo Studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.
Sport Management/Sport Science
Professor of Sport Management Dina Gentile was a featured writer for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America this fall, authoring two articles: When Strategy Gets in the Way of Player Development and Creating Accountability on Your Teams.
Assistant Professor of Sport Science Dr.Boyun Woo had the following book published:
Woo, B. (2013). Understanding organizational behavior in research: Application to sport organizations. Deutschland, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Professor of Political Science Dr. Michael Kilburn gave a keynote address and presented his paper “Sleeping with an elephant, dancing with a dragon: Canadian foreign policy in a post-Westphalian world” at the 15e biennial Canadian Studies conference at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China in September.
Director of the Endicott Entrepreneurship Center Brenda Smith has been asked by Mass Challenge to serve as a judge for the Verizon Powerful Answers Competition. Over $10 million in start-up money will be awarded for business ideas in the areas of education and health care. She will judge all three phases of the competition.
Institute for Behavioral Studies
Dr. Thomas Zane, of the Institute for Behavioral Studies of the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, an international organization devoted to the support and dissemination of behavior analysis.
Chair of Performing Arts Becca Kenneally has been invited to give a presentation at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference in March 2014. Her session will be called: “Six to 60 in Five Years: Building Your Youth Choir Membership.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Rocky Gangle received a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation grant to help cover travel and living expenses during his sabbatical this coming spring when he will collaborate with Professor Fernando Tohme at the Universidad Nacional del Sur Argentina.
Their work will focus on mathematical logic, cooperative rationality, and economic modeling.
Associate Professor of Humanities Dr. Willie Young gave a presentation titled “Henry David Thoreau as Scriptural Interpreter” to the Scriptural Reasoning Academic Network, at a meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
Associate Professor of History Dr. Anna Suranyi had the following conference presentations:
- She presented a paper on September 19, “An ‘ardent love of my country’: Travel Literature and National Identity in Early Modern England,” for the Formations and Representations of British National Identity conference at the University of Warwick (UK).
- She also presented a paper on “Women’s choices and indentured servitude in the British Atlantic” for the Northeast Conference of British Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, on October 5th and “Spirited, Trepanned, and Barbadosed: Transportation and Indentured Servitude in the British Atlantic” for the New England Historical Association at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT on October 12th.
School of Education faculty member Dr. Anthony Pastelis was re-elected to his fourth term on the Rochester (NH) School board in the municpial elections of November 5.
Dr. Enid Larsen (Endicott Van Loan) and Jane Robson (Endicott Madrid) recently presented at the III International Conference on Bilingual Teaching in Educational Institutions in Madrid, Spain. The presentation, entitled “Scaffolding through Integrated Arts in Bilingual Learning: Visual Arts, Drama, Music, and Movement in the CLIL Classroom”, highlighted the curriculum of the bilingual teacher training program delivered the last four summers at Endicott College.
Dr. Larsen has also had her dissertation, Text and Texture: An Exploration of Transformation in Adult Learning, accepted by the UNESCO Observatory of Multidisciplinary Research in the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. The research can be read in the e-journal of Multi-Disciplinary Studies at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/UNESCO/ejournal/ejournal_vol3iss1.html.
Michael Andreas, Program Director for the Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies Program, presented at the 6th Annual Homeland Security and Defense Education Summit that was held at Hanscom Air Force Base in September 2013. His presentation was entitled, “Graduate Homeland Security Education: Obstacles, Experiences and Lessons Learned.” He also was selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to serve as a moderator for the 2013 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR). The review takes place every four years and identifies goals, best practices and the way forward for the Department of Homeland Security.
At the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) conference in November 2013, there were four attendees from Endicott College: Dakin Burdick, Deborah Finkelstein, Carrie Saarinen, and Emilie Klukas. Deborah Finkelstein (Adjunct, English) presented a concurrent session on “Interactive Education through Improvisation.” Carrie Saarinen (Graduate Student, Leadership in Higher Education) presented a poster on “Peer Review Assignments in Canvas.”
Nathalie Saltikoff, Assistant Professor of Human Services, twice presented material based on a joint research project with Sara Allen, Assistant Professor of Communication.
- Workshop presenter at the 2013 Assessment Institute (sponsored by Indiana University in Indianapolis) in October.
- Interactive workshop entitled “Service Learning Across Disciplines” presented at the New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference.