Faculty and staff publish and perform during spring and summer

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Dr. Warren Fass

            Pitt-Bradford faculty and staff have spent the spring and summer publishing book chapters and journal articles, presenting papers and compositions, doing research and leading a conference.


            Dr. Warren Fass, associate professor of psychology, has written seven online digital activities for the fourth edition of a textbook, “Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences” to be published in July.


            Fass wrote exercises for students using information from news and internet articles to illustrate different statistical procedures using the flowcharts of co-author Susan A. Nolan.


            Tim Ziaukas, professor of public relations, wrote a journal article, “Remembering Private Enright: the Context of Lawrenceville's Doughboy Statue,” which will appear in the July issue of Pennsylvania History. A Pittsburgh native, Enright was the first American soldier killed in World War I; Ziaukas's article recalls this forgotten hero at the centenary of his sacrifice.


            Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, presented a paper titled “Sounds and Skills vs. Notes and Drills” at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. The paper was part of a conference called “Pedagogy in to Practice: Teaching Music Theory in the 21st Century.”


            Groffman will also perform one of his compositions, “An Arrow Pointed Down,” at the National Sawdust July 15 theater in Brooklyn as part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.


            Dr. Don Ulin, associate professor of English, is making a presentation this week at the 25th Conference of the British Women Writers Association at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His paper is titled “The Collaborative Generation of Immigrant Identity in the Making of Mary Howitt's 'Our Cousins in Ohio,'” for which he examined the unpublished letters and journals of the Howitt family.


            Dr. Lisa Fiorentino, associate professor of nursing, and Dr. Tammy Haley, associate professor of nursing, co-presented a paper at the Teaching Professor Conference in St. Louis. Their paper was titled “Community Engaged Pedagogy Using a Blended Course, Team-taught Approach.”


            Dr. Pat Brougham, assistant professor of criminal justice, made a poster presentation, “Incarcerated Together: The History and Future of Humans and Non-human Animals Co-existing in Prison Programs” at the annual conference Living with Animals in Richmond, Kentucky.


            Dr. Nancy McCabe spent part of her month on a mini book tour that included bookstores in Wichita, Kansas; Springfield, Missouri; and Fayetteville, Arkansas, to promote her 2014 book, “From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood.” In Missouri, she took part in LauraPalooza, a conference dedicated to the works of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the popular “Little House” series of books.


            Dr. Helen Lawson, professor of sociology, Dr. Kira Leck, associate professor psychology, 2017 graduate Lisa Cook and service worker Tarren Trout continued research this summer on “Face-to-Face Social Networking: The Culture of Service Interactions.”


            Last month, Dr. Mark Kelley, assistant professor of exercise science, served as a chaperone for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency at the Pittsburgh Marathon.


            Melissa Ibañez, assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of financial aid, was chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' annual Don Raley Institute held in State College. The institute is a cooperative event of the association and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.


            Ibañez also taught at the institute, which is focused financial education workers with less than two years' experience.