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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Nov. 3, 2014

November 3, 2014


Reg Lilly, professor of philosophy, has been appointed a Faculty Research Network Scholar-in-Residence at New York University from Jan. 28 to May 8, 2015.  He will be working on a book, Traumatic Being, collaborating with members of the NYU Philosophy Department and the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.


Peg Boyers, lecturer in English and executive editor of Salmagundi, is the author of a new collection of poetry, To Forget Venice. Read more here.

A paper co-written by three members of the Skidmore community has been published. “Building a Collegiate Athletic Leadership Model for an NCAA Team,” co written by Neil Sinclair, Athletics; Jeff Segrave, Health and Exercise Sciences; and Tim Harper, Management and Business, appears in the International Journal of Sport and Society, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014. The project began as Sinclair’s final project for his MALS degree. Segrave taught an independent study course that Sinclair completed for the degree. Harper became involved when Sinclair needed guidance on development of a model of leadership that fostered positive outcomes at the team and individual level. Harper presented the paper at the fourth International Conference on Sport and Society June 13-15 in Chicago.

Jennifer Mueller, assistant professor of sociology, is co-author (with Danielle Dirks and Leslie Houts Picca) of “Unmasking Racism: Halloween Costuming and Engagement of the Racial Other,” published in Qualitative Sociology, No. 30, 2007. The piece was discussed in the following online articles: "Racist Costumes to Egging Hazards: The Science of Halloween," by Megan Gannon, Live Science, Oct. 30, 2014, (reprinted also on MSN News and Yahoo News) and "Understanding Halloween Racism,” by Jessie Daniels, RacismReview, Oct. 31, 2014.

In the News

Dennis Conway, director of campus safety, was a source for a story titled “College security ready, but crises relatively rare,” published Oct. 26 in The Sunday Gazette.

Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain Jr. Professor in Government, was a source for “Election clock running down,” published Nov. 2 in The Sunday Gazette.

Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of religion and women’s studies and director of the Religious Studies Program, was interviewed by Wayne Besen for his “I’ve Got issues” program that aired Nov. 1 on Chicago Progressive AM-FM radio,

Bob Turner, associate professor of government, was a source for “The message is in the mail,” a story on political mailers published Nov. 1 in The Daily Gazette.

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