Faculty Achievements

  • FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS, 2017-2018

    Books

    Tony Gaskew

    Contributor, Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens: Counterstories and Counterspaces (Critical Perspectives on Race, Crime, and Justice), Lexington Books, July 2017.

    Contributor, Law Enforcement in the Age of Black Lives Matter: Policing Black and Brown Bodies (Critical Perspectives on Race, Crime, and Justice), Lexington Books, December 2017.

    Editorial Boards

    Yong-Zhuo Chen

    Editorial Board, Journal of Nonlinear Functional Analysis

    Editorial Board, The Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Applications

    Jonathan Chitiyo

    Submissions Manager, International Journal of Whole Schooling

    Tony Gaskew

    Editorial Board, Journal of Prison Education and Reentry

    Editorial Board, Journal of Police Use of Force and Practices

    David S. Soriano

    Editorial Board, Current Research in Bio-Organic & Organic Chemistry

    Editorial Board, Current Medicinal Chemistry

    Editorial Board, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

    Professional Recognition

    Tammy M. Haley

    Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

    Nancy G. McCabe

    “Honeymoon Reservations,” published in Mud Season Review nominated for Best of the Net 2017

    A quote from book From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood appears on p. 1 of the 2018 Barnes and Noble Desk Diary

    Elected Positions in Professional Organizations

    Helma G. E. de Vries-Jordan

    Member, American Political Science Association Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Individuals in the Profession

    Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Creative Works & Translations

    Jonathan Chitiyo

    Chitiyo. J. & May, M. E. (2018) Barriers to the use of school-wide positive behavior intervention support. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals. (Manuscript Accepted)

    Chitiyo, J., & May, M. E. (2017) Factors predicting the sustainability of the school-wide positive behavior support model. Preventing School Failure 62(2) 1-11

    Chitiyo, J. (2017) Challenges to the successful use of co-teaching practices by school personnel . International Journal of Whole Schooling 13(3) 55-66

    May, M. E., Chitiyo, J. Goodin, T., Mausey, A., Swan-Gravat, C. (2017). Pre-service special education teacher perceptions and competencies in secondary transition. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 1-10

    Lisa M. Fiorentino

    Fiorentino, L. & Haley, T.  (2017).  Getting Social:  The Use of Social Media to Improve Alumni Response Rates for Assessment of Program Outcomes.  Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(6):362-363.

    Paper Presentation: Tammy Haley & Lisa Fiorentino.  The Teaching Professor Conference, St Louis, MO 6/4/17.  “Community engaged pedagogy using a blended course, team-taught approach”

    Bradford Community Immunization Access:  Bridging the Gap. ATP-ARC (Appalachian Teaching Project Appalachian Regional Commission).  Tammy Haley & Lisa Fiorentino.  Fall 2017 Student Research (NUR 1401 & 1404)

    Tony Gaskew

    (2017). Do I want be a 30 Percenter or 70 Percenter?: Black Cultural Privilege. In Joni Schwartz & John Chaney (Eds.). Counter-Stories and Counter-Spaces: A Critical Race Analysis of Education’s Role in Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens. Lexington- Rowman & Littlefield Books.

    (2017). Unfriending the Policing Culture: The Reawakened Black Consciousness. In Sandra E. Weissinger & Dwayne Mack (Eds.). Law Enforcement in the Age of Black Lives Matter: Policing Black and Brown Bodies.  Lexington-Rowman & Littlefield Books.

    (2018). Transforming the Systemic Humiliation of Crime and Justice: Reawakening Black Consciousness. In Daniel Rothbart (Ed.). Power, Humiliation, and Suffering in America. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Joshua B. Groffman

    “Report from the field(s): music of place in New York’s Hudson Valley,” Musica Est Donum, June 2017

    Tammy M. Haley

    Fiorentino, L., and Haley, T., (2017).  Getting Social:  The Use of Social Media to Improve Alumni Response Rates for Assessment of Program Outcomes.  Nursing Education Perspectives:  The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing 38(6):362-363. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000160.

    Nancy G. McCabe

    “Facts About the Moon,” Timberline Review, summer 2017

    “Behind the Scenes,” Brain Teen, November 2017

    On “Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified,” Anne of Green Gables Anniversary Read-a-Long, L.M. Montgomery Institute, Fall 2017

    “Ways to Tell a Story,” Florida Review, Fall 2017.

    “With Abandon,” Placeholder Review, Winter 2018.

    “First Love: A Curriculum Guide,” Potomac Review, Spring 2018.

    Duane E. Mitchell

    Mitchell, D. E. (2017). Responses to organizational conflict. In A. Farazmand (Eds.), Global encyclopedia of public administration, public policy, and governance. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3078-1

    Y. Ken Wang

    Sun, Y., Jiang, F., Gu, J. J., Wang, Y. K., Hua, H., Li, J., Ding, G. (2017). Development and Testing of an Intelligent Pain Management System (IPMS) on Mobile Phones Through a Randomized Trial Among Chinese Cancer Patients: A New Approach in Cancer Pain Management. JMIR mHealth and uHealth5(7), e108. http://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.7178

    Klaus Wuersig

    “Electronic Circuit Design with MatLab” presented at the University of Buffalo for ASEE, (American Society for Engineering Education) and ETA (Engineering Technology Association) April 22nd, 2017

    “MatLab, a very potent tool, to solve many Electrical Engineering Problems” presented at ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research), Athens, Greece July 17th – July 20th, 2017

    Hashim A. Yousif

    Melka, R., Berrettini, V., Yousif, H. (2018.) The differential equation of an arbitrary reflecting surface, European Journal of Physics, https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/aaa8fc

    Timothy F. Ziaukas

    “Hardly ‘False,’ the Ka-Door was the Egyptian Tomb’s ‘Toggle Switch’,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt. Winter 2017-18. Vol 28, No. 4, pp. 68-75.

    “Remembering Private Enright: The Context of the Lawrenceville Doughboy,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.  July 2017, Vol. 84, No. 3. pp. 313-324.

    Digital

    Warren Fass

    Worth Publishers (Macmillion learning): July 2017 Digital activities for: Nolan S. A., & Heinzen, T.M. (2017). Statistics for the behavioral sciences (4th ed.). NY: Worth Publishers.

    Choosing the Correct Statistical Test. A new digital activity in which students are presented with various statistical findings from a new data set for Chapters 10-18. Students must then apply their knowledge of hypothesis testing to identify the correct statistical analysis that could have been used to general those findings. With over twenty activities, students will have ample opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in this engaging new way.

    Chapter 10: Successful Dieting: Everything Up to the Independent-Samples t Test (Fass & Nolan). Three examples

    Chapter 11: Everything Up to One-Way Within-Groups ANOVA (Fass, McCartney, & Nolan), five examples.

    Chapter 12: Everything Up to Factorial ANOVA (two-way between-groups ANOVA) (McCartney, Fass, & Nolan).

    Chapter 13: Tinder and Online Dating: Everything Up to the Pearson Coefficient (Fass & Nolan), four examples.

    Chapter 14: How to Improve Government Operations: Everything Up to Regression (Fass & Nolan). six examples.

    Chapter 15: Getting More to Emails: Everything Up to Chi-Square (Fass & Nolan), six examples.

    Chapter 16: Crisis Text Line-Crisis Trends: Everything Up to Nonparametric Tests with Ordinal Data (Fass & Nolan). Six examples.

    Exhibitions & Creative Works

    Kevin A. Ewert

    Director, Master Builder by Tamara Kissane (World Premier), for Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, January 19-February 3 2018, Mystery Brewery, Hillsborough NC.

    Joshua Groffman

    Seegers (collaborative multimedia concert), Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, April 2017

    An arrow pointed down (video/live electronics), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, July 2017

    Laud (solo piano), College Music Society National Conference, October 2017 Piano score to Unter der Laterne (silent film), Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, FR (November 2017)

    Notes from the end of an empire: summer (guitar, piano, live electronics, video), Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival, February 2018


    FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS, 2016–2017

    Books

    Nancy McCabe

    Following Disasters: A Novel. Outpost 19, October 2016.

    Editorial Boards

    Yong-Zhuo Chen

    Editorial Board, Journal of Nonlinear Functional Analysis

    Editorial Board, The Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Applications

    David Soriano

    Editorial Board, Letters in Drug Design and Discovery

    Editorial Board, Current Medicinal Chemistry

    Special Awards

    John Crawford

    Nationality Rooms Program John G. Bowman Faculty Grant, University of Pittsburgh

    Joshua Groffman

    Grant to fund the production of Unfinished: an Opera, Arts Mid-Hudson

    Shelly Klinek

    University/College Physical Education Teacher of the Year, PA State Association of Health, PE, Recreation & Dance

    Elected Positions in Professional Organizations

    Helma de Vries-Jordan

    Chair, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Caucus of theAmerican Political Science Association

    Member, American Political Science Association Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Individuals in the Profession

    Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Creative Works

    Marius Buliga

    Andrew Abboud, Qi Mi, Ava Puccio, David Okonkwo, Marius Buliga, Gregory Constantine, Yoram Vodovotz — Inflammation Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Humans: Insights from Data-Driven and Mechanistic Models into Survival and Death, Frontiers in Pharmacology, published on September 27, 2016, doi: 10.3389 fphar.2016.00342.

    Gregory Constantine, Marius Buliga, Qi Mi, Florica Constantine, Andrew Abboud, Ruben Zamora, Ava Puccio, David Okonkwo, Yoram Vodovotz — Dynamic Profiling: Modeling the Dynamics of Inflammation and Predicting Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury Patient, Frontiers in Pharmacology, published on November 1, 2016, doi: 10.3389/fphar.2016.00383.

    Helma de Vries-Jordan

    de Vries-Jordan, Helma G. E. (2016). “LGBT Activism in Western Europe.” In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, edited by Nancy Naples, Renee C. Hoogland, Maithree Wickramasinghe, and Wai Ching Angela Wong, 1–7. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/ 9781118663219.wbegss689

    Lisa Fiorentino

    Clark, D., Martin, C., Chung, T., Gordon, A., Fiorentino, L., Tootell, M., & Rubio, D. (2016). Screening for Underage Drinking and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition Alcohol Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care Practice. The Journal of Pediatrics, 173, 214–220.

    Joshua Groffman

    Unfinished: an Opera, Vital Opera, Summer 2016

    Nancy McCabe

    “Donde Esta el Bano? Bathrooms in Literature,” Ploughshares Online, March 2016.

    “Sparks,” Louisville Review, Spring 2016.

    “Roadkill Roundup: Wildlife as Metaphor,” Ploughshares Online, April 2016.

    Review of Joe Gisondi’s Monster Trek, Ploughshares Online, Spring 2016.

    “Laura Ingalls Wilder and Samuel Worthen Ingalls: Discovering the Roots of Favorite Childhood Books in Cuba, NY,” Ploughshares Online, May 2016.

    “From ‘Unlearned Poet’ to ‘Untutored Housewife’: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Samuel Worthen Ingalls,” Little House on the Prairie website, Ed Friendly Productions, May 2016.

    “A Setting Out of a Horror Story: Reverse Mirdered at the Red Rim Motel,” Ploughshares Online, June 2016.

    “An Angel Choir, Titans of Industry, and a Writers’ Festival: Western New York’s Chautauqua Institution,” Ploughshares Online, July 2016.

    “Looking for Anne of Green Gables in Prince Edward Island,” Ploughshares Online, August 2016.

    Review of Sherrie Flick’s Whiskey, Etc.: Short (Short) Stories, Ploughshares Online, Summer 2016.

    “Mark Twain and Literary Caves,” Ploughshares Online, September 2016.

    “‘A Big Book for People to Wander Inside’: The Appeal of Writers’ Houses,” Ploughshares Online, October 2016.

    “Coming of Age with Nancy Drew,” The Nancy Drew Anthology, Silver Birch Press, 2016.

     “Breathing on Your Own: How to Overcome that Nasal Spray Addiction,” Punctuate, October 2016.

    “Just Mercy: Visiting a Local Prison with Former Death Row Inmate Anthony Ray Hinton,” Ploughshares Online, November 2016.

    “Detaching,” Fugue, Fall 2016.

    “Clearing off the Cobwebs: Seneca Falls, New York and the First Women’s Rights Convention,” Ploughshares Online, December 2016.

    “Honeymoon Reservations,” Mud Season Review, Fall 2016.

    “Growing Up Writing,” Spalding MFA Blog, February 2017.

    “The Thing with Feathers: My Five Years at a Small Church College,” The Guardians of Mediocrity: How Universities Use Tenure Denial to Thwart Change, Creativity, and Intellectual Innovation, Foiled Crown Books, 2017.

    Duane Mitchell

    Mitchell, D. E. (2016). Causes of organizational conflict. In A. Farzmand (Eds.), Global encyclopedia of public administration, public policy, and governance (pp. 1–5). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3077-1

    Timothy Ziaukas

    “Troubled with Desire in 19th Century Pittsburgh: The Journals of Wilson Howell Carpenter,” Western Pennsylvania History, Vol. 99, No. 3, Fall 2016.

    Exhibitions & Creative Works

    Joshua Groffman

    Unfinished: An Opera, National Opera Center, New York, NY, August 2016

    Unfinished: An Opera, Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook, NY, August 2016

    Landscapes, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY, June 2016

    Pained in the blue seat, pained in the red seat, Fordham University, New York, NY, April 2016

    Eight miniatures for horn and bassoon, New Paltz, NY, April 2016

    Music from elsewhere: flute, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, March 2016

    Shelly Klinek

    Archery and Autism in the Community Project, SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Education) America, Boston, MA, March 2017

    Anna Lemnitzer

    Repsychling, curated by Vida Sabbaghi, Cope NYC, Pfizer Building, NYC, November 16–December 16, 2016, invitational.

    PA Wilds Art Invitational, Lynn Hall, Port Allegany, PA, October 1–31, juried.

    PennBrad Oil Museum’s Exhibition Fundraiser, Bradford, PA, April 2, 2016, invitational.

    CICA International Experimental Film and Video Exhibition, CICA Museum, South Korea, March 16–20, 2016 along with Jake Moore and Dillon Chapman, juried.

    Klaus Wuersig

    Toward a more practical Engineering Curriculum — A Sequel, PAEE (2016), University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 2016


    FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS, 2015-2016

    Books

    Carys Evans-Corrales

    Principal Translator, Borrazás, Xurxo. Criminal (Translated Title: Vicious). Sofia, Bulgaria: Small Stations Press, 2015.

    Principal Translator, Ruído: Relatos de guerra (Translated Title: Soundcheck), Murado, Miguel-Anxo. Sofia, Bulgaria: Small Stations Press, 2015.

    Tony Gaskew

    Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.

    Marvin Thomas

    The Saxon Aspect of the Bavarian Allodial Succession 1777-1779: The History of a Legal Dispute. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2015.

    Editorial Boards

    Yong-Zhou Chen

    Editorial Board, Journal of Nonlinear Functional Analysis

    Editorial Board, The Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Applications

    Kevin Ewert

    Series Editor, Botvinick, Marshall. The Shakespeare Handbooks: Shakespeare's Contemporaries – Volpone. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

    Series Editor, Loehlin, James N. The Shakespeare Handbooks: Shakespeare's Contemporaries - Doctor Faustus. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

    Tony Gaskew

    Book Series Editor: Critical Perspectives on Race, Crime, and Justice; Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).

    Nancy McCabe

    Guest Creative Nonfiction Editor, Louisville Review, Fall 2015

    Professional Recognition

    Tony Gaskew

    Beacon of Dignity Award, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (Human DHS), Columbia University

    Joshua Groffman

    ASCAP Plus Award, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

    Matthew Kropf

    US Patent Awarded by the US Patent and Trade Office:  US9192968 B2 (24 Nov. 2015)

    US Patent Published (under review/ award pending): US20150247083 A1 (3 Sept. 2015)

    Elected Positions in Professional Organizations

    Helma de Vries-Jordan

    Chair, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Caucus of the American Political Science Association

    Shelly Klinek

    Research Chair, The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc.

    Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Creative Works and Translations

    Yong-Zhuo Chen

    “Stability of certain nonautonomous difference equations” in Positivity, 20(1), 115-130, 2016

    Richard G. Frederick

    “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Inauguration of the New Deal,” Bully Pulpit, Presidential Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy, edited by Jeffrey S. Ashley and Marla J. Jarmer, 81-91. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2016

    Tony Gaskew

    “Developing a Prison Education Pedagogy.” in Bringing College Education into Prisons: New Directions for Community Colleges, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2015.

    Joshua Groffman

    "Vertigo Rounds" for spatially arranged singers and organ. Commissioned by the Vertigo Rounds Project. June-August 2015

    "Dearly beloved!" for soprano, cello, and electronics. Commissioned by Lucy Dhegrae, soprano May 2015

    Jeffrey Guterman

    “A Case for Ultra-High Definition 4K Television’s Place in the Future of Electronic Media Higher Education,” October 2015, Vol. 6 (4). Journal of Media Education.

    Tracee Howell

    “The Monstrous Alchemy of Alan Moore: ‘Promethea’ as Literacy Narrative” in 'Studies in the Novel', Fall 2015, Vol. 47 (3). Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Michael Klausner

    “Organizational Conflict & Its Management," (with Saleem Gul), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Conflict Resolution, IGI Global. 2016

    Shelly Klinek

    “Archery and Autism in the Middle School,” (with J. Holtz), Betwixt and Between: Education for young Adolescents, 2016. Journal.

    Nancy G. McCabe

    “Review: Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot by Joe Gisondi,” Ploughshares Online, February 2016.

    “’Doom as Entertainment’: The Johnstown Flood in Art and Literature,” Ploughshares Online, February 2016.

    “Review: The Pittsburgh Anthology edited by Eric Boyd,” Ploughshares Online, January 2016.

    “Armchair Traveling Through History: The Orphan Trains in Literature,” Ploughshares Online, January 2016.

    “Gifts,” in Every Father’s Daughter: Twenty-Four Women Writers Remember Their Fathers, McPherson and Company, 2015.

    “The Baby Room,” in Oh, Baby! True Stories about Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor, and Love, In Fact Books, 2015.

    “Threads to the Past,” in A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel, World Traveler Press, 2015.

     “A Castle in Our Backyard: Activating Imaginations in Ireland,” Ploughshares Online, December 2015.

    “Composing the Air,” Literary Mama: Writing about the Many Faces of Motherhood, December 2015.

    “Lost in Translation: A Journey on the Li River,” Ploughshares Online, November 2015.

    “’Changes of Scale by which We Measure Ourselves Anew: The Appeal of Tiny Objects and Compact Forms,” Ploughshares Online, October 2015.

    “Looking for Charles Ingalls in Cuba, NY,” Little House on the Prairie Website, Friendly Productions, October 2015.

    “The Baby Room,” reprinted at Littsburgh: Celebrating Literary Pittsburgh, October 2015.

    “Upton Sinclair, The Spirit of Sophocles, and Me: A Visit to Lily Dale,” Ploughshares Online, September 2015. 

    "Laura Ingalls Wilder's Artistic Development and Growth," Little House on the Prairie Website, Friendly Productions, September 2015.

    “Deep Valley Homecoming and Laurapalooza: Keeping Classic Children's Literature Alive,” Ploughshares Online, August 2015.

    "Fallingwater: the Rock Opera": The Collaboration of Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Hall,” Ploughshares Online, July 2015.

    “Telling the Stories of the Dead: Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery,” Ploughshares Online, June 2015.

     “'A Ripple Effect that Turned into a Tidal Wave': The Journey of a Discarded Book,” Ploughshares Online, May 2015.

    “Review: Belief is its own Kind of Truth, Maybe by Lori Jakiela,” Ploughshares Online, May 2015.

    “’Beruffled Little Wet Apron’ or ‘Prodigious Cadence of Water’: Bicycling at Niagara Falls,” Ploughshares Online, April 2015.

    “Review: The Paper Man by Gallagher Lawson, Ploughshares Online, March 2015.

    “The Zippo Museum in Bradford, PA and Zippo Sightings in Literature,” Ploughshares Online, March 2015.

    Stephen F. Robar

    “Herbert Clark Hoover: Farm Relief,” Bully Pulpit, Presidential Speeches, and the Shaping of Public Policy, edited by Jeffrey S. Ashley and Marla J. Jarmer, 67-79. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2016

    Om V. Singh

    “Role of Enzymatic Envelopment in Energy Unconventionality,” (with Matthew S. Muroski). Advances in Enzymatic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, October 2015

    Klaus Wuersig

    “Toward a more practical Engineering Curriculum,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Engineering Education, July 2015

    Exhibitions & Creative Works

    Joshua Groffman

    “Dearly beloved!,” Poughkeepsie, NY

    “Dearly beloved!,” Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

    “Pained in the blue seat, pained in the red seat,” Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

    “Pained in the blue seat, pained in the red seat,” Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

    “An arrow pointed down,” SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

    “An arrow pointed down,” Poughkeepsie, NY

    “Foster the Light, Ars Musica Chorale,” Hillsdale, NJ

    “Foster the Light, Ars Musica Chorale,” Ridgewood, NJ

    Nancy McCabe

    Keynote Speaker, Deep Valley Homecoming: A Celebration of the Work of Maud Hart Lovelace, Mankato, MN

    Featured Speaker, Laurapalooza: A Celebration of the Work of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Brookings, SD