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The Medaille College faculty has garnered a variety of awards, promotions and achievements and published articles during the 2012-13 academic year.

Dr. Matt Bowker, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, published a new book, Rethinking Absurdity: Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence, by Routledge that is featured in the book series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory. Rethinking Absurdity is a psychopolitical investigation of absurd philosophy and literature, anti-subjective trends in postmodern ethical thought, and narratives of survival and victimization in contemporary culture.

It combines texts and methods from the fields of political and moral philosophy, literary theory, and psychoanalysis, and includes data Dr. Bowker obtained in the first research interviews conducted on the subject of absurd experience. Dr. Bowker’s other recent books include Albert Camus and the Political Philosophy of the Absurd: Ambivalence, Resistance, and Creativity (Lexington Books, in press) and Ostranenie: On Shame and Knowing (Punctum Books, 2012). 

Faculty Awards
Dr. Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award
Valerie Macer, Ed.M.
Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology Department

Student Government Association’s Professor of the Year
Gerald Erion, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Humanities Department

Faculty Promotions
Promotion effective July 1, 2012
Samantha Purpora, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Library

Promotion effective August 15, 2012
Brenda Fredette, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department
Robert Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department
Glenn Morrow, Ph.D., Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department

Tenure effective July 1, 2012
Pamela Jones, M.L.S., Associate Professor and Professional Librarian, Library

Tenure effective August 15, 2012
Jadwiga Domino, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department
Daniel Kotzin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Social Sciences Department
Vochita Mihai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department

Faculty Development Award Recipients
Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education
Amber Anderson, Adjunct Instructor, Social Sciences Department
Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education
Alan Bigelow, Ph.D., Professor, Humanities Department
Matthew Bowker, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies Department
Kathryn Castle, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Craig Centrie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education
Kenneth Condrell, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Elaine Correa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education
Allison DeLang, Visiting Instructor, Veterinary Technology Department
Jadwiga Domino, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department
Susan Dunkle, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education
Gerald Erion, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Humanities Department
Elizabeth Evans, M.L.S., Visiting Assistant Professor, Library
K. Patrick Fazioli, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies Department
Lorie Hildreth, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Humanities Department
Lynn Horne-Moyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Richard Jacob, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business Department
Pamela Jones, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Library
Daniel Kotzin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Social Sciences Department
Deborah Legge, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Belete Mebratu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education
Vochita Mihai, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department
Thomas Orrange, M.L.S., Assistant Professor, Library
Theodore Pelton, Ph.D., Professor, Humanities Department
Samantha Purpora, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Library
Lawrence Robinson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
Joseph Savarese, D.V.M., Professor, Veterinary Technology Department
Kathleen Shanahan, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology
Renee Sturm, Ed.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education
Marianne Sullivan, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership
Chad Taylor, Support Services Librarian, Library
Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Humanities Department
Stephanie Westerman, D.V.M., Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology Department
Colleen Wilkinson, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education
Andrew Yeager, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Library
 

Faculty Publications, Presentations, and Accomplishments
Kelley, M. L., Klostermann, K., & Henson, J. M. (2013). Behavioral couples therapy for substance-abusing parents. In N. Suchman, M. Pajulo, and L. C. Mayes (Eds.), Parenting and Substance Abuse: Developmental Approaches to Intervention (pp. 469-486). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kelly Ahuna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education

Dr. Ahuna presented a paper entitled “Using Self-Regulated Learning Methods to Increase Native American College Retention” at the National Symposium on Student Retention in New Orleans on October 30, 2012. The paper won the Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award and a $1,000 prize.

Dr. Ahuna also co-presented two round table discussions at the NYSATE/NYACTE Conference in Albany on October 18-19, 2012. The presentations were entitled “Online Education: Considerations for Students, Instructors and Institutions” and “The Voices of Real Teachers: Reflecting on Contemporary Issues in the Teaching Profession.”

Kiener, M. S., Green, P., Ahuna, K., & McCluskey, J. (In press). Creation of the Comfortability
in Learning Scale. Transformative Dialogue: Teaching and Learning Journal. 

Dr. Ahuna was appointed to the role of Program Director for MSED Adolescent and Elementary Education in July 2012.

Douglas Anderson, Associate Professor, Humanities Department

Professor Anderson presented "Success with a High-Engagement, Project-Based General Education Arts Course" at the Digital Day conference at Canisius College on March 3, 2012.

Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education and
Illana Lane, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Education

Dr. Batchelor and Dr. Lane presented “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Breaking the Code of Silence in Schools and Communities” at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Annual Conference on
“Connections With/In Differences: Valuing Traditional and New Diversities for Educational Reform” on November 4, 2012. 

Batchelor, V. & Lane, I. (2013). Breaking the Code: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and School Children in       J. Hall (Ed.), Children’s Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Alan Bigelow, Ph.D., Professor, Humanities Department

My Story
    Work Selected: "American Ghosts”
    Washington State University Vancouver Diversity Council
    Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
    March 1-29, 2013

FONLAD Festival: Best OFF 2005-2012
    "An exhibition of the best works presented at FONLAD Festival since its creation in 2005
     Work Selected: "This Is Not A Poem"
     http://www.webartcenter.org/bestOFF/bestOFF.html

MLA Convention 2013: "Electronic Literature" Exhibit
     Boston, Massachusetts, USA
     Work Selected: "Last Words"
      http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/mla2013/works.html
      January 5-8, 2013

OCCUPY CONTENT: Web Biennial, WB2012    
     Work exhibited: I-Pledge.org
     Athens, Berlin, Istanbul
     Fall-Winter, 2012

FILE 2012 (Electronic Language International Festival)
     Work Included: "Pangram (The Quick Brown Fox)" (installation)
     Art Gallery of SESI at FIESP
     Sao Paulo, Brazil
     July 16-August 19, 2012
ELO 2012: Retrospective of my work: 1999-2012
     ELO 2012 Conference
     Works Selected:  Webyarns.com (1999-2012)
     Mon Gallery
     Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
     http://dtc-wsuv.org/elit/elo2012/elo2012/Bigelow.html
     June 20-23, 2012

ELO 2012 Media Art Show
     ELO 2012 Conference, "Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints"
     Work Selected: "Pangram (The Quick Brown Fox)"
     Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
     June 20-23, 2012

Occupy Zeitgeist
     Work exhibited: I-Pledge.org
     Gallery 25
     Fresno, California, USA
     June 7-30, 2012

E-Poetry: The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Poetry
     Work Selected: "This Is Not A Poem" (installation)
     Counterpath Gallery
     Denver, Colorado, USA
     May 26, 2012

REVOLUTION NOW & FOREVER
     Work Selected: I-Pledge.org (installation)
     Gallery SC, Gallery VN and streets of Zagreb
     Zagreb, Croatia
     May 9-19, 2012

Occupy Lunch!
     Gender Across Borders Symposium
     Work Presented: I-Pledge.org
     Center for the Arts
     State University at Buffalo
     Buffalo, New York, USA
     April 13, 2012

6° PREMIO ARTE LAGUNA
      Work: "This Is Not A Poem"
      Nappe dell'Arsenale di Venezia, Italy
      http://www.artelagunaprize.com/
      March 2012

FILE RIO 2012 (Electronic Language International Festival)
      Work Included: "This Is Not A Poem" (installation)
      Art Galery of Oi Futuro - Flamengo
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      March 12-April 8, 2012
Rio Grande Review
     Work published: "Deep Philosophical Questions"
     http://www.riograndereview.com
     Winter 2012

Atticus Review
     Work published: Multiple Works
     http://atticusreview.org
     Fall-Winter-Spring 2012/2013

The New River
      Virginia Tech University
      Work: "Last Words"
      TheNewRiver.us
      Fall 2012

Unlikely Stories: Episode IV
     Work published: "The Human Mystery"
     http://unlikelystories.org/
     Summer 2012

Springgun: Issue 6
     Work published: "This Is Not A Poem"
     http://www.springgunpress.com
     Spring 2012

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, "How They Brought the News from Paradise to Paterson," January 5, 2013.
ELO 2012 Conference, "Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints," Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, "Last Words," June 20-23, 2012.
Presentation: "Writing Assessment." Medaille College Faculty Development Event. Buffalo, NY.
January 11, 2013.

Terri Borchers Ph.D., Associate Professor, Humanities Department

Faculty Awards
1. Fr. Medaille Service and Citizenship Award
2. Medaille College
3. For community service with community partners, the Olmsted Conservancy, the Parkside Community Association, and the Buffalo City Mission, as well as help in creating a Literacy Program and internship for Children and Family Services.
Faculty Accomplishments
Dr. Borchers presented “Making Service-Learning Work Across Disciplinary Boundaries in a Theme-Based Learning Community” at the Western New York Service Learning Coalition Conference at Niagara University on October 27, 2012.  Dr. Borchers completed this presentation with Andrew Yeager to highlight their efforts to help students actualize essential learning outcomes in critical thinking, writing, and information literacy in a learning community course that emphasizes community safety, caring, justice, and democracy.
Dr. Borchers attended the National Summer Institute on Learning Communities, a week-long conference sponsored by the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education in July 2012, with a team of Administrators and other Medaille colleagues to help create and sustain our efforts to help all students actualize essential learning outcomes and improve retention.

Michelle Cefaratti, Visiting Instructor, School of Education

Ms. Cefaratti, along with Claudia Conway, presented Blended Instruction: Traditional In-Class Instruction Supported by Engaging Online Learning at the Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas in February 2012.
 
Cefaratti, M., Mebratu, B. (2012). An Investigation into the Benefits of a Reading Center Tutoring Program. Focus on Teacher Education, 12, (1), 1-13.
Jacob, R.L., & Cefaratti, M.A. (2012). Healthy Child Curriculum.
Faculty Award:
Care for Community Initiative
Univera Health
Ms. Cefaratti and Dr. Richard Jacob were awarded a $54,000 grant to fund the Healthy Child project. The initiative funds curriculum, equipment, and professional development for ten Bethel Head Start Centers in the Buffalo area.

Served as Director of the Reading Center, Chair of School of Education Advisory Board, member of the Faculty Development Committee, Freshman Read Initiative, and Academic Quality Programming Committee.

Coauthored Healthy Child Curriculum with Dr. Richard Jacob, physical fitness and nutrition curriculum for pre-school children.

Elaine Correa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Dr. Correa presented “Edutainment?”: Knowledge Construction in a Digital Learning Environment: Challenges Between the Medium and the Message” at the World Universities Forum in Vancouver, Canada on January 10, 2013.
Dr. Correa presented “Integrating Technology in Learning - Challenges to Merging Technology with Teacher Education” at the Global Learn Europe/North America Virtual Conference on November 9, 2012.
Dr. Correa presented “Learning Should Occur When You Need It! Technology Integration, Student Entitlement, and the New Learning Divide” at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators and the New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education NYSATE/NYACTE Annual Fall Conference in Albany, New York on October 17, 2012.  This presentation also included the contributions of MaryBeth Scumaci
Dr. Correa presented “What Learning Matters? From Disconnected Spaces to Reconnected Learning-Reconstructing Pedagogies of Engagement for the Cyber Classroom” at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education (E-Learn) held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on October 10, 2012.
Dr. Correa co-presented with Courtney Grim, and Jim Brace “Community as Classroom – Pedagogy Grounded in Difference” at The 23rd National Service Learning Conference and Youthrive Peace Jam Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. on April 12, 2012. This presentation also included the contributions of Dr. Richard Jacob and Bridgette Brace-MacDonald.   
Dr. Correa presented “Rites of Passage: Learning that Counts! The Struggle Between the Medium and the Message” at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) in Austin, Texas, U.S.A., on March 7, 2012.
Dr. Correa presented “What Can We Learn? Challenging the Relevance of Teaching to Learning on-line” at Global TIME 2012 Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education on February 8, 2012.
Dr. Correa presented “Give us what we want! - Not what you think we need Dis/Connected Knowledge: Re/Constructed Learning ‘Fast, cheap, and easy’- The New Brand of Teaching” at the World Universities Forum Conference at the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece on January 9, 2012.
AWARDS / DISTINCTIONS
Faculty Development Travel Award 2013 – Medaille College
Award to support Conference Presentation in Vancouver, Canada

Faculty Development Travel Award 2012 – Medaille College
Award to support Conference Presentation in Rhodes, Greece

Medaille College - Sabbatical Leave Awarded 2011-2012
One year sabbatical leave awarded for Research Study on Centers for Effective Pedagogy

PUBLICATIONS
Correa, E. (2012). Integrating Technology in Learning - Challenges to Merging
Technology with Teacher Education. Virtual Presentation at Global Learn
Europe/North America, (November 8-9).
Correa, E. (2012). What Learning Matters? From Disconnected Spaces to Reconnected  Learning-Reconstructing Pedagogies of Engagement for the Cyber Classroom. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government,  Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (pp. 1980-1984). Chesapeake, Virginia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Correa, E. (2012). “Rites of Passage: Learning that counts! The Struggle Between the Medium and the Message.” In (Eds.) Proceedings for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 2011 (pp. 283-287). Chesapeake, Virginia: AACE.
Correa, E. (2012). What Can We Learn? Challenging the Relevance of Teaching to Learning on-line. In Proceedings Global TIME 2012 Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 213-215). AACE Digital Library.

Correa, E. (2011). Call it what it is: Cheating! From Disconnected Spaces to Engaged Learning - Web-based Instruction in a Culture of Entitlement. In (Eds.) Proceedings for World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 2572-2574). Chesapeake, Virginia: AACE.
Correa, E. (2011). Shifting Values, Multiple Delivery Formats and Diverse Voices: Teacher Education in a Culture of Entitlement Learning – “Fast, Cheap and Easy?” In (Eds.), Proceedings for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE), 2011 (pp. 2400-2403). Chesapeake, Virginia: AACE.
BOOK REVIEWS
At the request of the Editor of: Choice- Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, the following book was reviewed:
(2012)  Hip Hop(e): the cultural practice and critical pedagogy of international hip-hop. 
Brad J. Porfilio and Michael J. Viola (Eds.). Peter Lang Press, New York.

(2011) Girl time: Literacy, Justice, and the School – to – prison pipeline by Maisha T. Winn. Teachers College: Columbia University Press, New York.
REVIEWER
Basque County Pilot Study Accreditation Report (Spain) 2011-2012. Study to be implemented in 2012-13 in compliance with European Accreditation Regulations and Standards in Education.
VISITING SCHOLAR
Department of Education
University of Verona, Verona, Italy

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
Dr. Correa presented “Technology Integration and Education” at the University of Verona, Department of Education, Verona, Italy (January 17, 2012).
Dr. Correa participated in the University of Verona Accreditation Standards Forum Conference held at the University of Verona, Verona, Italy (January 18, 2012).
Dr. Correa presented “Teaching with Technology Series” at the University of Verona, Department of Education Open Forum, Verona, Italy  (January 2012).

 

Jadwiga Domino, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics and Sciences Department

Dr. Domino was recognized as a 2012 Faculty Fellow at The Western New York Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC).
Presented “Math + Literature = One Fun Way to Learn Math” at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 25, 2012.
Presented “What Faculty Needs to Know” at the New Faculty Orientation at Medaille College, August 20, 2012.
Presented “Careers that Use Mathematics” during the Pi Day Celebration at Medaille College, March 14, 2012.
Member of the Editorial Board of Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, a journal sponsored by the New York College Learning Skills Association.
Dr. Domino was a facilitator of a panel to discuss What Goes into a Portfolio and How to Write a Self-Evaluation, presented to Medaille College faculty, November 30, 2012.
Dr. Domino was an Assistant Coach during the Learning to Learn Institute at Medaille College, August 26-31, 2012.
Dr. Domino was a facilitator of a panel of administrators and staff who introduced new faculty to Medaille College’s policies and procedures at the New Faculty Orientation at Medaille College, August 20, 2012.
Dr. Domino has been appointed as a member of the Pastoral Advisory Board at Our Lady of Pompeii Parish in Lancaster, New York. In this role, she serves as an advisor and assistant to the pastor and an intermediary between the congregation and pastor.

Gerald Erion, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Humanities Department
Professor of the Year
Student Government Association

“Making a Difference” Award
TRiO Student Support Services Recognition Celebration

“Introducing the Student Relativist: A Philosophical Approach to SoTL” accepted for presentation at the SoTL Commons conference in Savannah, GA March 27-29, 2013.

Presented “Mapping Student Relativism” at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference in Hamilton, Ontario on October 26, 2012.

Presented “Through the Funhouse Mirror” at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference at       St. John Fisher College on October 25, 2012.

Presented “Revisiting Anti-Television Television” at the Media Ecology Association 13th Annual Convention at Manhattan College on June 8, 2012.

Presented “Epistemology and Social Networking” at the National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on April 12, 2012.

K. Patrick Fazioli, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Dr. Fazioli gave a number of scholarly presentations in 2012, at the Houghton chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association in February, the Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in April, the Biennial Meetings of the BABEL Working Group in September, and for the Medaille College Scholars Program in November. He also organized and chaired an invited session at the Annual Meetings of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-USA) in May entitled (Un)settling Postcolonial Archaeologies. He also published the following articles in 2012:
Fazioli, K.P. (2012). From First Reich to Third Reich: German Imperialism and Early Medieval Scholarship in the Southeastern Alpine Region (c. 1919 – 1945). Archaeologies: A Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 8(2), 116-144.
Fazioli, K.P. (2012). Ceramic technology in the southeastern Alpine region in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: results of macroscopic and microscopic analyses. Arheološki vestnik 63, 57-89.
Fazioli, K.P. (2012). Review of the book The Archaeological Imagination by Michael Shanks. Anthropology Review Database. http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=5281.

Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Humanities Department

Dr. Hill will be presenting a paper and chairing a group session at the upcoming Conference on College Composition and Communications. The panel is called " Writing 2.0: Participation in Distributed Publics" and her paper is titled "Building Bridges, Encountering Barriers: Implementing a Cross-Cultural Wiki in the Composition Classroom."
Dr. Hill’s story "When Addie Died" will be appearing in the April 2013 issue of The Gettysburg Review.

Brad Hollinghead, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Foundational Learning and Assessment

Hollingshead, B. “The Crisis in Marxism: Language, Agency, and the Problem of Marx’s Authorial Voice.” Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge. A Volume in Critical Constructions: Studies in Education and Society.  Series Editor Curry Stephenson Malott. 2013.

Lynn Horne-Moyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology

Dr. Horne-Moyer, Dr. Kathleen Shanahan, and Dr. Keith Klostermann, of the Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology, presented a poster entitled, Examining the Teaching and Supervisory Alliance at the Midwinter Conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology on January 24, 2013.
Dr. Horne-Moyer and Sukie McGraw of JFK University, presented a Continuing Education Workshop entitled, Gender Issues and the Relationship Competency in our Doctoral Programs, at the Midwinter Conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology on January 23, 2013.

Richard  Jacob, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business Department

Dr. Jacob has recently been appointed to the position of Volunteer Executive Chairman of the Coaches vs. Cancer Executive Council of Western New York. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches from all sports, their teams, and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. He was appointed this past August 2012.

$54,000 Univera Healthcare Grant
Partnering with Bethel Head Start, Inc. and Univera Healthcare, Dr. Jacob and colleague Michelle Cefaratti are co-authors of a pre-school physical activity curriculum called Healthy Child. As part of a three-year project, they will participate in the teacher training, development, and implementation of the curriculum in ten local Head Start child care centers.  
 

Pamela Jones, Associate Professor, Library

Pamela Jones was a fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2012 Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, August 5-10, 2012. 
Jones continues her work as Managing Editor of Journal of Library Innovation http://www.libraryinnovation.org.

Keith Klostermann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology

Klostermann, K., & Kelley, M. L. (2012). Substance Use Disorders. In J. E. Maddux and B. A. Winstead (Eds.), Psychopathology: Foundations for a contemporary understanding (3rd Edition; pp. 373-398). Mahwah, New Jersey, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Klostermann, K., Mignone, T., Kelley, M. L., Musson, S., & Bohall, G. (2012). Intimate partner violence in the military: Treatment considerations. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17, 53-58.
Klostermann, K. (2013). Substance abuse and partner violence. In N. Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of Aggression: New Research (pp. 137-150). 
Pusateri, L., & Klostermann, K. (July 2012). Behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and substance abuse. Presentation to outpatient substance abuse treatment staff. Norfolk, Virginia.
Klostermann, K. (March 2012). College – school partnerships: The importance of family support. Presentation to the Cleveland-Hill School District Board of Directors. Cheektowaga, New York.
Dr. Klostermann serves as a trainer and consultant for the national VA Healthcare System’s roll-out of Behavioral Couples Therapy; involves training therapists from around the country in this approach.
Master Trainer, Behavioral Couples Therapy for Substance Abuse, Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Non-compensated appointments:
Harvard Medical School
UCLA

Clinical and Research Consultant, Strengthening Families Program (Behavioral Couples Therapy forAlcoholism and Partner Violence), Calgary Counselling Centre, Alberta Government Safe Communities Innovation.

Mark Lavatelli, Professor, Humanities Department

Professor Lavatelli’s painting, entitled Wound (2013. encaustic and collage on panel. 42” X 30”) won Best of Show at Big Orbit Gallery’s 22nd Annual Member’s Exhibition in Buffalo.

Lavatelli collaborated with the Buffalo Chamber Players to present “Schoenberg/Lavatelli: Pierrot Lunaire,” at the Buffalo Seminary on November 24, 2012. This included an exhibition of works of art interpreting each of Schoenberg’s 21 seminal compositions on the 100th anniversary of their premiere and projections accompanying the musical performance.

Lavatelli received a site-specific installation award at echo Art Fair, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, July 6-8, 2013.

Lavatelli was elected to the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Society of Artists and was also elected Vice President for Exhibitions.

Valerie Macer, Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology Department

Valerie Macer was the recipient of the 2012 Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award and gave the keynote speech at Honors Convocation in October 2012.

Belete Mebratu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education

Publication
Ceferatti, M., & Mebratu, B. (2012). An investigation into the benefits of a reading center tutoring program. Focus on Teacher Education, 12(1), 1-15.
Services
1. Member of Educational Issues Task Force
2. Member of Core Planning Team
3. Member of Faculty Development Committee
4.  Capstone Project Development
5. Program Director for Childhood Education

Norman Muir, Ph.D., Dean of the Undergraduate College

Muir, Norman. (2012). “Institutional Reengineering for 21st Century Global Education.” Journal of Beijing City University 3, 27-33.
Dr. Muir delivered a paper titled “Global Challenges in a Paradoxical Post-American World” at the First Forum on International Collaborative Academic Programs, hosted by the Vietnam National University,         Ho Chi Minh University of Science, August 8-9, 2012. 

Lawrence Robinson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Leadership

Mr. Robinson designed and facilitated the Appreciative Inquiry Mini-Summit, “Imagine Our MBA – The Engaged Experience” for the MBA Program at the University at Buffalo, January 2012.

Mr. Robinson was the Lead Facilitator of the Opening Retreat for the Chautauqua Leadership Network’s Class of 2012 on February 23-25, 2012. He has led this experience for fifteen years.

Mr. Robinson designed and facilitated the workshop, “Imagine A Positive OD Network That Elevates Our Human Strengths - Appreciative Practices for Organizational Development” for the Organizational Development Network in Buffalo, New York, in April 2012.
Mr. Robinson was honored with the “Leader of the Year Award - 2012,” at the 20th Annual Leadership Dinner for the Chautauqua Leadership Network in June 2012. He was acknowledged for “leading, connecting and nurturing” over 400 leaders in Chautauqua County since 1997.

Mr. Robinson was awarded a citation from the New York State Assembly in June 2012 for his work with the Chautauqua Leadership Network. This honor “acknowledges the significant milestones in the distinguished careers of exemplary individuals whose dedication and achievement have been instrumental in developing character and excellence in the citizens of New York State.”

Mr. Robinson was the Team Captain for “Missy’s Extra Milers,” in the Ride for Roswell, June 2012. The team was one of the top 25 fundraising teams of over 400 teams that participated in the event.

Mr. Robinson designed and facilitated seminars for the Management Development Program at M&T Bank in Buffalo, New York, between September and November 2012. These included “Project Team,” “Project Kickoff” and “Systems Thinking/Systems Changing.”

Mr. Robinson designed and facilitated the session, “Appreciative Practices for Learning Communities,” for the Atlantic Center for Learning Communities in Hartford, Connecticut, in October 2012.

Mr. Robinson co-facilitated the “Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry” workshop for the Corporation for Positive Change, in Holyoak, Massachusetts, in November 2012.

Mr. Robinson designed and facilitated the workshop, “Leading Appreciatively,” for the Chautauqua Leadership Network at the Chautauqua Institution in November 2012.

Mr. Robinson facilitated planning and management development retreats for Building Control Systems, Nussbaumer & Clark, and St. Mary’s School during 2012.

Mr. Robinson completed a three-year appointment to the Board of Directors of Casting For Recovery, a national non-profit organization providing support for breast cancer survivors headquartered in Manchester, Vermont. He was reappointed to another three-year term beginning in January 2013.

Mr. Robinson was awarded the “Life Saver” Award by the AED Superstore for helping to save a life while volunteering on the Holimont Ski Patrol in December 2012. In addition, he is being nominated for a Merit Award from the National Ski Patrol for his involvement in this event.

Ross Runfola Ph.D., Professor, Social Sciences

Poetry Reading, Screening Room, December 15, 2011.
Poetry Reading, Screening Room, March 2012.
Urban Epiphany, Poetry Reading, Unitarian Universalist Church, April 22, 2012.
Another Voice, “Occupy Movement Exposes Uncomfortable Facts,” Buffalo News, January 24, 2012.
My View, "We Tend to Measure Each Other by Uniform,” Buffalo News, July 11, 2012.
Another Voice,"Some Values are More Important,” Buffalo News, August 5, 2012.
Poetry and Literature, "Bored Games,” Buffalo News, August 26, 2012.
Another Voice/Social Networking, "Te'o Story Opens the Curtain on a Sad State of Affairs,” Buffalo News, January 24, 2013.
Bottle # 6-Broadsides, Bottle of Smoke Press.
Selected by University of Buffalo Poetry Collection as poet for Poetry Month and publication of "Three Poems" in 2012.
Seven Poems published in Zygote in My Coffee, Summer 2012.
Interview, WBEN Radio, "The Information Age,” September 20, 2012.
Interview, WBEN Radio, "Violence in Sports,” December 5, 2012.
Interview-WBFO Radio, “The Future of the Bills in Buffalo,” January 2, 2013.
Interview WBEN Radio, “How Communication is Changed by Overuse of Technology like Cell Phones.”
“Understanding Sociology,” Revision and publication of textbook, BVT Publishing, 2012.                           
Go to Dr. Runfola’s web site www.rossrunfola.com to view a selection of poems he has written, his television show Man on the Street, and various movies he has performed in.

Mary Beth Scumaci, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education

Certifications
Sloan Consortium Sloan-C Online Certification: Design & Deliver Specialization
SMART Board Certified Trainer, SMART Notebook Software 11 Levels I & II, SMART Technologies

Publications
International Reading Association, Reading Today Online Engage Blog Contributor- TILE-SIG Feature: A New
Year...A New Teacher Website Mode (August 2012).  http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/blog/BlogSinglePost/12-08-10/TILE-  SIG_Feature_A_New_Year%E2%80%A6A_New_Teacher_Website_Model.aspx  

International Reading Association, Reading Today Online Engage Blog Contributor- TILE-SIG Feature: NYS Science Teacher Website (January 2012).  http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/blog/BlogSinglePost/12-01-
06/Web_Watch_The_New_York_State_Science_Teacher_Website.aspx   

Accepted Proposals and Presentations
Scumaci, M.B. (October, 2012). Exploring Avenues for Reaching Out Conference. Western New York Library
Resources Council, Buffalo, New York.

Correa, E. & Scumaci, M.B (October, 2012). Learning Should Occur When You Need It! Technology
Integration, Student Entitlement, and the New Learning Divide. New York State Association for Teacher Educator Annual Fall Conference.

Scumaci, M.B. & Grillo, K. (October, 2012). Common Core Learning Standards… There’s an App for That!
iPads, eReaders, and Apps for the Elementary Classroom. Niagara Frontier Reading Council at Niagara University, Lewiston, New York.

Scumaci, M.B. (May, 2012). Voki Avitars in Education.  Medaille College School of Education Technology Day, Buffalo, New York.

Scumaci, M.B. & Barnes, W. (May, 2012). Glogster Multi-media Interactive Posters in the K-12 Classroom. Medaille College School of Education Technology Day, Buffalo, New York.

Scumaci, M.B., & Schaus, A. (March, 2012). SMART Boards in Action. St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
Faculty and Staff, Buffalo, New York.

Scumaci, M.B., Schaus, A. (March, 2012). Apps in Education: Preparing Tech Savvy Pre-service
Teacher Candidates & Teachers. Canisius College Digital Day 2012. Buffalo, New York.

Awards
Faculty Development Award (2011-2012 & 2012-2013) to complete the Sloan Consortium, Sloan
Certification with a specialization in Online Design and Delivery.

Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Humanities Department

Faculty Awards
Western New York Service Learning Coalition
Faculty Fellowship (2012)
Medaille College Faculty Travel Award
Publication
“Downton Abbey & Jane Austen; Or, in Praise of Lady Mary.” Journal of Victorian Culture Online.         February 17, 2013. http://myblogs.informa.com/jvc/2013/02/17/ downton-abbey-austen/.

Faculty Accomplishments
Dr. Villaseñor was invited to share her archival research on a special panel — “Young Scholars Panel: New Directions in Austen Scholarship” — at the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America on “Sex, Money and Power in Jane Austen’s Fiction” in Brooklyn, New York, October 2012.
Dr. Villaseñor was invited to present her archival research — “Introducing Catherine A. Hubback: Jane Austen’s (Other) Niece” — at the Annual Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon of the Rochester Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Chaterbox Club, Rochester, New York, December 2012.

Dr. Villaseñor continues to serve her three-year term of service as a Directly Elected Board Member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She continues her service on the International Visitor Committee, which she also began chairing in December 2012. Moreover, she now serves as a founding member of the newly created Outreach Committee.
Dr. Villaseñor currently serves Medaille College as an elected member of the Academic Quality Committee and as a member of the Faculty Mentoring Committee. She recently completed a year of service on the Fall 2012 Freshman Read Committee. In Spring 2012, she served as a member (committee of four) of an ad hoc committee to revise the Humanities Department’s ENG 110 course outline. She finished her one-year term as a sabbatical-year replacement on the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Mini-Grants Review Committee in May 2012.

Stephanie Westerman D.V.M., Associate Professor, Veterinary Technology Department

Red Cross Certified Teacher Trainer in Pet First Aid - Created an elective course not only teaching Pet First Aid, but training students to be able to teach Red Cross Certified Pet First Aid courses to the community.  Helped facilitate the liaison between Medaille College and the local Red Cross.
Learning to Learn Camp - Trained by Pacific Crest to facilitate Learning to Learn Camps.  Attended week-long intensive Learning to Learn Camp at Lincoln University, Missouri learning to coach, then was Assistant Facilitator at Medaille College’s Learning to Learn Camp in August 2012.
Dr. Westerman was a guest in May 2012 on Winging It, a live TV show, discussing veterinary careers and pet health.

Andrew Yeager, M.L.S., Associate Professor, Library

Andrew Yeager presented “Making Service-Learning Work Across Disciplinary Boundaries In a Theme-Based Learning Community” at the Western New York Service Learning Coalition Conference at Niagara University on October 27, 2012.


 

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