Here at Endicott we’re quite proud of our faculty – all of whom are constantly busy not only teaching and advising students and contributing to the College, but also furthering their own studies and accomplishments. Their professional success is just one of the reasons why Endicott is able to foster such a well-rounded and influential community. Please join us in congratulating those listed below for some of their most recent accolades:
Dakin Burdick, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence has given the following presentations:
- “Engaging the Past: Shaping the Future,” with Kay Gillespie, POD Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 28, 2011.
- “Teaching with Technology” Topical Interest Group, POD Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 28, 2011.
- “Where to Next? Exploring the New POD Membership Survey,” with the POD Research Committee, POD Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 28, 2011.
- “The Doctor is In,” with the POD Research Committee, POD Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 28, 2011.
- “Comic Life and VoiceThread: Their Use and Assessment,” with Cynthia Charles (Dillard University), POD Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 27, 2011.
- “The Lively Discussion: Getting Students to Talk and Learn,” Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, Oct. 21, 2011.
His most recent publication is the following:
- Burdick, D. (Nov. 2011). Getting Students to Talk (and Think). Higher Education Advocate. National Education Association (NEA).
Dakin is also now the Chair of the POD History Committee, and will be an invited speaker at The Teaching Professor conference, Washington, DC, June 2012.
Dr. Anna Suranyi presented a conference paper on November 5, “’Willing to go if they had their clothes': Early Modern Women and Indentured Servitude,” at the Midwest Conference of British Studies.
Dr. Michael Kilburn will be presenting at two conferences in Montreal in spring 2012.
In March, he will present a synopsis of the roundtable workshop “Soldiers’ Tales Untold: Oral history, trauma, and reconciliation” at “Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence,” Concordia University.
In April, he will present “The Bearable Lightness of Being: Czech irony in theory, practice, and history” at the Art and Politics of Irony conference at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, McGill University.
Chair of Humanities Mark Herlihy and Internship Coordinators Devin Rozansky and Abigail Bottome presented on the topic of “Applied Learning for Today’s Humanities Students” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities conference on “Arts and Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State?”
Assistant Professor of Visual Communications and Fine Arts, Cynthia Roberts’ work is on exhibit in a national juried exhibition called “Home” at Altered Aesthetics in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work is also on exhibit as part of a traveling exhibition at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois. Cynthia will also be presenting her work “Interdisciplinary Intersections” at the Southeast College Art Conference in Savannah Georgia at the Savannah College of Art and Design next week.
Professor Dan Sklar’s poem, “A TIME OF HORSES” has been accepted for publication in Exercise Bowler for the Spring 2012 issue:
A TIME OF HORSES
I want to live
in a time of horses,
a time of horses.
The country went to hell
when the horses went away.
You had to ride a horse to get
to Appomattox when horses
were still the principal means
of transportation. I mean,
what is more dramatic
than Robert E. Lee riding
his horse, Traveler, to surrender
the southern troops
to Ulysses S. Grant
and the northern troops?
You cannot tell me
that Lee did not know
this day was coming.
had a horse named Nina
when he started
The Long Islander
before he wrote poetry.
He said the first time
he knew he wanted
to be a writer was when
he saw a sailboat
on the water
and wanted to describe it.
I imagine he had a horse
named Prospero when
he wrote Leaves of Grass.
I think it is important that
people ride horses
to get to the places
they need to go.
Instead of a horse,
I ride a bicycle.
There is no hurry on a horse,
unless it is the Pony Express
or you are Butch Cassidy
or someone like that,
and there is no hurry
on a bicycle.
The only hurry is when
you are going to see
the ones you love.
Dr. Thomas Zane, Professor of Education and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program at the Institute for Behavioral Studies at the Van Loan Graduate School and Professional Studies at Endicott College, has published an article in the most recent issue of The Current Repertoire, the newsletter of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (Volume 27, Number 3, Spring, 2011). The title of the article is “Science, Fads, and Applied Behavior Analysis: A Review of Craniosacral Therapy.”
Assistant Professor of English Sam Alexander’s article, “Joyce’s Census: Character, Demography, and the Problem of Population in Ulysses” has been accepted for publication by Novel: A Forum on Fiction.
The article has also been selected as a reading in Duke University’s seminar on The History of Science and Literary Form. A copy of the manuscript is available here on the Duke website.
Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. John Kelley and his colleagues recently presented a poster of their most recent research project at Harvard Medical School. The citation is:
Phillips M, Lorie A, Kelley JM, Kraft-Todd G, Gray ST & Riess H (2011). Long-Term Effects of Empathy Training: A One Year Follow-Up Study. Medical Education Day. The Academy at Harvard Medical School. Boston MA, October 2011.