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Faculty-Staff Achievements

November 4, 2020

David Domozych

David Domozychprofessor of biology, co-authored a paper"Callose deposition is essential for the completion of cytokinesis in the unicellular alga Penium margaritaceum," in the October edition of the Journal of Cell Science (doi: 10.1242/jcs.249599). Thpaper describes the cell division mechanism and its evolutionary significance in a model alga that is one of the closest living ancestors of land plants and is a culmination of collaborative research done by scientists from Skidmore College, the University of California at Davis and Cornell University. A micrograph from this paper also made the cover of the journal. 

Mary Kate Donovan

Mary Kate Donovan, assistant professor of Spanish, published an academic article, “Race, Celebrity and Fashion: Anna May Wong in Spanish Magazines of the 1930s” in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2020). 

Dan JohnstonDaniel Johnston, visiting assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, co-authored an article, “On edge-colored saturation problems,” published in the Journal of Combinatorics. It is the culmination of work started as a participant in the Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics in 2017.  

Juan NaveaJuan Navea, associate professor of chemistry, has been selected as a 2020 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. He is one of eight scholars in the country to win the prestigious award, which “honors young faculty in the chemical sciences who have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education with undergraduate students.” The award includes an unrestricted grant of $75,000.  

Rodrigo SchneiderRodrigo Schneider, assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by Tim Phillips from Vox Talks. 


Auden ThomasAuden Thomas, managing director of the Office of Special Programs, has been appointed to serve on WMHT's Community Advisory Board for the 2020-2022 term. WMHT is the local PBS radio/television affiliate. 

Elizabeth TybushElizabeth Tybush, administrative assistant for engagement and stewardship in the Office of Advancement, extended her book deal with NineStar Press to include a third book and her first novel, “Flicker,” a contemporary fantasy/romance. It was released Nov. 2. She thanks Skidmore professors, the Storytellers’ Institute and her peer 2019 fellows and her SCE writing groups in her acknowledgements.

Juliane WuenschJuliane Wuensch, visiting assistant professor of German, co-authored an article, "Is a Schtoan a Stein? – How and why to teach dialects and regional variations in the German language classroom," in the journal German as a Foreign Language.  



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