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Recent Research Activities

Ambrosio, Nora (Department of Dance)

  • (2013) Ambrosio's text Learning about Dance (6th Edition), Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Dubuque, IA., has sold over 200,000 copies and is used in dance programs across the country and in Canada.
  • (2013) Ambrosio's text The Excellent Instructor and the Teaching of Dance Technique (2nd Edition), Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Dubuque, IA., includes a new instructional DVD for dance teachers and students.

Anderson, Melanie (School of Business) (2013) Carl Menconi Case Writing Competition awarded by the IMA Committee on Ethics for the case study “WorldCom’s Betty Vinson and Cynthia Cooper:  A tale of two professionals.”

Arnhold, Robert (Department of Physical and Health Education)

  • (2012) Submitted to U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Highly Qualified Adapted Physical Education Teachers in Pennsylvania. Funded $1,250,000 for five years.
  • (2012) Submitted to DSF Charitable Foundation.  Classroom to Community Program. Funded $160,000 two years.

Barnes, Carol (Department of Biology, major) and Stacy Hrizo (Faculty Advisor, Department of Biology) (2014) were awarded for the project, Examination of Metabolic Activity of TPI Mutant Yeast with Alamar Blue. (Abstract)

Barta-Smith, Nancy (Department of English) (2013) participated in the 38th Annual Meeting of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle on Movement– In History, Art and Being at Duquesne University on September 26–28, 2013.

Brown, George (Department of Political Science)

  • (2013) received a Faculty-Student Research Grant for $2,500 for a collaborative research project with student Patrick Baker on “China, ASEAN and Maritime Territorial Disputes in the South China Seas.”
  • (2013) completed a final (20 page) grant report to the Henry Luce Foundation as the conclusion to a two-year, $200,000 faculty development program grant on Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia that he co-directed from 2011-2013.
  • (2014) was selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in a faculty development summer research seminar held in India.  The seminar, titled “India: Religion, Globalization, and the Environment in the 21st century,” will take place from June 10 – July 1, 2014, and is funded by the AsiaNetwork and the Mellon Foundation.
  • (2014) attended the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia from March 27-30.  This is the premier Asian Studies academic organization in the U.S.  Dr. Brown met with program officers from the Henry Luce Foundation to discuss renewing a grant on Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia.

Figel, Jared (Department of Philosophy, major) (2013) was awarded the top prize for best student research papers for his “A Critical Response to Richard Swinburne” at the 26th Annual Statewide PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference.

Hertel, Heather (Department of Art)

  • (2011-2013) Gallery Representation, Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, Pa.
  • (2013) Conference attended: SOFA: Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Conference, Chicago, Il.
  • (2013) Juror, Ellwood City Arts Festival, Ellwood City, Pa, July 2013.

Koziara, Kortnee (Department of Biology, major) and Stacy Hrizo (Faculty Advisor, (Department of Biology) (2014) were awarded for the project, Examination of Fermentation Activity in TPI Mutant Yeast. (Abstract)

Leight, Joanne (Department of Physical & Health Education)

  • (2013) Google Teacher Academy, Google Certified Teacher. Chicago, IL (One of 50 educators worldwide to be selected to receive training to become a Google Certified Teacher.), July, 2013.
  • (2013, February) Using iPads in Physical Education. Fayetteville, AK. Conducted six-hour workshop for health and physical education teachers in Fayetteville and Bentonville School Districts.

Leight, Joanne and Martin Donahue (Physical & Health Education Department) (2013, November) Technology Hands On Workshop. Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation  and Dance State Convention, Valley Forge, PA. Half-Day Workshop. 

Lynch, Jeremy (Department of Special Education), Danielle Dulick (Early Childhood/Special Education major), and Adelaide Aukamp (Early Childhood major) (2014) conducted a research project, I-THINK: A framework for improving mathematical problem solving. (Abstract)

Lynch, Jeremy (Department of Special Education), Carmine DeCarlo (Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Education), and Geraldine Jenny (Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Education) (2013) conducted collaborative research project, SRU College of Education Professor Protégé Program. (Abstract)

Lynch, Sararose and Jeremy Lynch (Department of Special Education) (2014) conducted a research project, Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Understandings of Mathematical Discourse. (Abstract

Melago, Kathleen (Department of Music) (2014)

  • (2012-2013) was named Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity District Director of the Year, 2012-2013.
  • (2014) Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus to present a clarinet master class and to perform in a recital with Dr. Kathleen Melago of Slippery Rock University on March 12, 2014. (Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Eastern New Mexico University. She performs regularly with the Roswell Symphony Orchestra, Roswell, NM and the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Hobbs, NM. She performed as a soloist with the Mercer Community Band in Mercer, Pennsylvania and the Lima Area Concert Band in Lima, Ohio. She presented papers and performed at regional and international conferences, and was one of three judges for the Research Competition at the 2012 Clarinetfest in Lincoln, Nebraska. As recitalist, she has performed throughout the United States. She particularly enjoys performing twentieth century music and has commissioned and premiered many new works for the clarinet.)
  • (2014) “Six World Premieres for Flute and Clarinet” – Flute and Clarinet Duo Recital – Eastern New Mexico University – Portales, NM (January 2014).
  • (2014) Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal of Eastern New Mexico University and Dr. Kathleen Melago commissioned six works for flute and clarinet and premiered them in January 2014 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. The pieces are:
    • Fantasy on Colombian-Andean Folk Rhythms (2013) by German Alberto Parada A.;
    • Five Thoughts on Vitality (2013) by Sean Hamilton;
    • Fantasia Dance for Flute and Clarinet (2013) by Benjamin Williams;
    • Evocation for Flute and Bb Clarinet (2013) by Stephen Barr;
    • Algonquin Visions (2013) by Daniel Perttu;
    • Tamburitza Dances (2013) by G. Kahkonen.

Morrice, Rebecca (Department of Theatre)          

  • (2012) designed the costumes for the SRU Theatre Department productions of View of the Dome (2012).
  • (2012) designed the costumes for the SRU Theatre Department productions of Importance of Being Earnest.
  • (2012) Designed the costumes for Unseam’d Shakespeare Company’s 2012 productions of Shakespeare in the Raw: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • (2013) designed the costumes for the SRU Theatre Department productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
  • (2013) designed the costumes for the SRU Theatre Department productions of Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet.
  • (2013) designed the costumes for the SRU Theatre Department productions of Richard III.

Paradis, Lia (Department of History)

  • (2013) Center for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Technologies (CETET) grant. Attended 3 day workshop in Colorado Springs, CO sponsored and conducted by Reacting to The Past, Barnard College, and the Rocky Mountain RTTP Consortium.
  • (2013) Vice President, Midwest Conference on British Studies.

Skeele, David (Department of Theatre) (2014) is serving as an editorial consultant for Gale Research’s Shakespearean Criticism series, specifically the volume focusing on Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE.

Smith, Kimberly (Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences), Barbara Billek-Sawhney (Schoolf of Physcial Therapy), and S. Ihlenfeld (2013) were awarded  $4,146.00 for the research project , The impact of a 10,000 step program on school aged children and their families at the Butler YMCA

Solomon, Nanette Kaplan (Department of Music) (2013) recorded the piano music of Mana-Zucca at the Performing Arts Center at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA for an upcoming CD release on the prestigious Albany Record label.

Westman, Barbara (Department of Art) (2014)

  • (2013) The Presidential International Professional Development Grant recipient, April 2013.
  • (2014) Co-organizer of the “Experiment. Student and Faculty International Collaboration”.
  • (2014) A co-organized International Fibers Conference will take place at AFA in Gdansk, June, 2014. International, regional artists, as well as students will participate.
  • (2014) Faculty sponsor for student Andres Rincon project “Absence Architecture”. Project was awarded a grant (Grant for Student Scholarly, Creative, Entrepreneurial, Civic or Research Project Research).
  • (2014) PASSHE Exhibition at the Dixon Center, Harrisburg, February – April 2014. The prints of Advanced Printmaking students Leah Zakowitz and Sean McDonald, were selected for the student art exhibition at the Dixon center. Other schools participating: Cheney, East Stroudsburg, Indiana, Kutztown, Mansfield and Shippensburg.  
  • (2014) Juror for the 90th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Pittsburgh Arts Region. January/February 2014.

Zeiger, Benjamin P. (Department of Philosophy, major) (2013) was awarded the 3rd place prize for best student research papers for his “God and Forgiveness: A Critique” at the 26th Annual Statewide PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference.