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Dr. C.J. Churchill, Professor of Sociology, published his book The Enigmatic Academy: Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education (Temple University Press) co-authored with Gerald. E. Levy.
Dr. C. Augusto Casas, Associate Professor, presented a paper titled “Parallelization of Artificial Neural Network Training Algorithms: A Financial Forecasting Application” at the 2012 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Financial Engineering in New York City.
Dr. Joseph J. Coyne, Professor of Psychology, has been reappointed to a second term as Parliamentarian to the Executive Board of the New Jersey Psychological Association. He also continues to serve as a Board Member to the Bergen County Psychological Association.
Dr. Florette R. Koffler, Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures, had her review of Ryan D. Giles’ Laughter of the Saints: Parodies of Holiness in Late Medieval and Renaissance Spain published in The Sixteenth Century Journal, Volume XLII, No. 1, Spring 2011.
Carol Grieff Lagstein, Director of Art Therapy, presented “Art Therapy as a Career” at Clarkstown North High School’s Art Career Day.
Dr. Linda Levine-Madori, Professor of Therapeutic Recreation, recently published her second book, Transcending Dementia Through The TTAP Method: A New Psychological Approach to Art, Brain and Cognition (Health Professions Press). In addition, Dr. Levine-Madori contributed the chapter "Utilizing a Thematic Approach for Diverse Populations" to Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultural Boundaries and Abilities. In October 2012, the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work sponsored a 2 day-TTAP Method Certification Training for MSW students. In September 2012, Dr. Levine-Madori was part of a panel of 5 experts addressing the United States Senate Rules Committee headed by Senator Udall to raise awareness of the importance of arts-based research funding in Alzheimer’s care in conjunction with the National Alzheimer's Action Plan.
Gerald McCarthy, Professor of English, served as one of the judges for the Tillie Olsen Prize, and, with Poet Robert Bohm, will give the keynote reading for the Annual Working Class Studies Conference at SUNY Stony Brook. His poetry is forthcoming in The New Anthology of American Poetry-Vol. III: Postmodernisms 1950-Present and in the i70 Review.
Dr. Craig Martin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, was invited to be a member of the editorial board of Method and Theory in the Study of Religion – a top journal in religious studies. In March 2011, he participated on a panel at the South Eastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference. Dr. Martin was also interviewed by two websites, Genealogy of Religion and The Religion Beat, about his recent book.
Dr. Robert Murray, Professor of English, is chairing a panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in Boston, titled "Time, Memory, and Region in American Literature."
William M. Prior, Associate Professor of Communications Arts, has been selected to serve as a judge for the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Dr. Carl Rattner, Professor of Art, had several of his sculptural works displayed this year including four works, including Poplar Drape, in the New Dimensions Exhibit at the Upstream Gallery in Dobbs Ferry and Phantom Hammer was on display at the Rockland Center for the Arts.
Dr. Maria Roglieri, Professor of Foreign Languages, has written a new book, The Gluten-Free Guide to France (www.gfguidefrance.com). It is the 4th in the series of The Gluten-Free Guides (also Italy, New York and Washington). www.gfguideitaly.com, www.gfguideny.com, www.gfguidedc.com and www.theglutenfreeguides.com. She was awarded an Amici della Cultura Italiana award this Spring by the Coccia Foundation.
Dr. Robert Trawick, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, has been appointed to the Task force "Living through the Economic Crisis" for the Presbyterian Church (USA) under the auspices of its Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy.
Dr. Robert Vermilyer, Associate Professor of Computer Science, presented his paper entitled "Teaching Science Using Digital Literacy and 3D Gaming,” which has also been accepted for publication, at Game Education Summit North America in June in Redmond, WA. The Game Education Summit provides conference sessions and networking opportunities to college and university educators that offer game development and design degrees as well as the various industries that work on game development including the entertainment sector, government, medical, military and various aspects of serious games.
Monica Wendel, Visiting Instructor of Composition, had her manuscript, Call it a Window, named the national winner of the 2011 Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest, and was published by the Midwest Writing Center Press in 2012.
Barbara Yontz, Associate Professor of Art, hosted a panel at the FATE (Foundations in Art and Theory Education) conference in St. Louis. The panel, entitled "Sold Ground of Shifting Sand: Foundations for Art and Technology," included papers by art scholars from around the country who are examining the role of the traditional core foundations courses in College and University Art programs. In addition, she was selected to participate as a mentor in the mentoring workshop for recent MFA graduates at the annual College Art Association Conference in New York in April. She was also selected to exhibit her sound installation, "You Are There, Like My Skin 2" at the MAD Gallery in St. Louis.