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Faculty Scholarship and Professional Engagement: Spring 2017


  • Junior Brandi Vallely of the women's basketball team was named to the NCAA Division III Academic All-District 4 team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Read More
  • Athletic trainer Steve Nemes received the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Presidential Award, which is presented to a person who shows unselfish and dedicated efforts in the athletic training profession. Nemes was honored at the 69th Annual EATA Convention in Philadelphia.


  • Melissa Mayol '17 was awarded the "Best Student Poster Award" at the 2017 Conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in New Orleans, LA. This is a national biology conference that very few undergraduates attend. Therefore, Melissa winning means she bested mostly graduate students in the competition!
  • Rich Niesenbaum, biology and sustainability studies, has been named to the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Advisory Council for a three-year term.

Business Administration

  • Roland J. Kushner, associate professor of business, presented "Conducting Graduate Research in Arts Management and Cultural Policy" to students in the Performing Arts Management master's program in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University.

Environmental Science

  • Jason Kelsey, professor of environmental science, is a co-author of the manuscript "Nanoparticle silver coexposure reduces the accumulation of weathered persistent pesticides by earthworms." It was recently accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and will appear in an upcoming issue. To access the abstract click the link: Read More


  • Eileen McEwan, associate professor of French and Chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, published an article titled Into and Out of Quebec: The Transformation of Migrant Cultural Identity in Canuck and La Dot de Sara in the latest volume of Quebec Studies (vol. 62), (Fall / Winter 2016), Liverpool University Press.

Inst. for Jewish-Christian Understanding

  • Peter A. Pettit, director of the IJCU associate professor of religion studies, led a workshop on the IJCU's "Images of Israel" for pastors and lay educators at Grace Lutheran Church, Apple Valley MN.


  • Daniel Leisawitz, Ph.D. participated in a panel on the Digital Humanities in Italian Studies at the Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia on Jan 5, at which time he presented his project, the "Orlando Furioso Atlas," and discussed the opportunities and challenges in this burgeoning sub-field. Read More


  • Byungchul Cha, associate professor of mathematics, co-authored an article, "Prime number races for elliptic curves over function fields" with Daniel, published in Annales scientifiques de l'École normale supérieure, Volume 49, fascicule 5 (2016).

Media and Communication

  • Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media and communication, gave an invited lecture to the Communication Forum at Cornell University, on The Four Cultures of U.S. Media Studies. Read More
  • Sue Curry Jansen, media and communication, sociology/anthropology, has a new book published by Polity Press, Stealth Communications: The Spectacular Growth of Public Relations. Read More
  • Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media & communication, published an essay, 'The Impact Platform,' on the Social Science Research Council's Parameters. Read More
  • Jeff Pooley, associate professor of media and communication, and senior Meredith Salisbury published an article, The #nofilter Self: The Contest for Authenticity among Social Networking Sites, 2002–2016 in the Social Media, Internet and Society special issue of the open access journal *Social Sciences*. Read More


  • Muhlenberg Voice Students Win Big at District Auditions. 22 students competed at Moravian College and Muhlenberg dominated the field. For complete details click here: Read More


  • Marcia Morgan, associate professor of philosophy and director of the women and gender studies program, published an article titled "An Existential Ecofeminism and a Renewed Critical Theory of Nature: An Imagined Dialogue between Simone de Beauvoir and Juergen Habermas" in Revista Idéias (vol. 7, n. 2), (Feb 2017) University of Campinas, Sao Paulo.


  • Jonathan Lassiter, assistant professor of psychology, has been accepted to the highly selective visiting professor program at UCSF. He will spend six weeks this summer at the Center for Aids Prevention Studies (CAPS) in a program for investigators who are already conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities. Read More
  • Jonathan Lassiter, assistant professor of psychology, co-published in an article in Liebert Open Access Journals. The article was titled "Preintervention Profiles of Information, Motivational, and Behavioral Self-Efficacy for Methamphetamine Use and HIV Medication Adherence Among Gay and Bisexual Men." Read More
  • Jonathan Lassiter, assistant professor of psychology, co-published an article in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The article was about pre-exposure prophylaxis. Read More
Staff Activities
  • The College's annual report, published by the public relations office, has received a GOLD CUPPIE from CUPRAP, the organization of public relations professionals. There were 386 entries in the annual report category. Susan Williams&Associates helped produce the report and Alan Zerbe P'17 was the graphic designer.


  • Sharrell D. Luckett, assistant professor of theatre and performance studies, published an article in Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies titled "Hell/Thinness."
  • Sharrell D. Luckett, assistant professor of theatre & performance studies, published an article in the journal Qualitative Inquiry, titled "Standing on the Edge of My Life: Recuperating Fat Sexuality in Beats and Measures."


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