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Faculty-Staff Achievements

September 7, 2022

Paul J. Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, Karen M. Arciero, senior instructor of health and human physiological sciences, and Stephen J. Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a research study in Nutrition Journal. Co-authors also included students Molly Boyce, Jin Zhang, Melissa Haas, Emma Valdez, Delaney Corbet, Kaitlyn Judd, Annika Smith, Olivia Furlong, and Marley Wahler. 

Angela Beallor-Press, MDOCS documentarian in Community Co-Creation, exhibited this summer at Pratt Manhattan Gallery as a part of “The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor.” The exhibition was recently reviewed in Hyperallergic. Beallor also published “A Drawing Out: Visibilizing the Labor of Care, Enacting Mutual Aid” in The Jugaad Project. 

Barbara Black, professor of English, has published her book “Hotel London(Ohio State University Press 2019) in paperback.

Marta Brunner, College librarian, was interviewed for a Chronicle of Higher Education report titled “The Library of the Future.” 

Kris Covey, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, received a pair of grants totaling $221,000 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research. Covey also presented on a pair of panels as part of the Fixing the Soil Health Stack Virtual Conference and Data Hackathon.

James J. Kennelly, professor of management and business, delivered a keynote address at the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) in Innsbruck, Austria. His lecture was titled "Authenticity, Sense of Place and the Development of Meaningful Tourism Experiences.”

Rebecca McNamara, associate curator at the Tang Teaching Museum, was quoted in an Albany Times-Union article about the Tang exhibition “Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy.” 

Jess Sullivan, associate professor and associate chair of psychology, was awarded a major National Science Foundation Collaborative Grant, which will fund two global studies of the foundations of early childhood numeracy. 

Jess Sullivan and Leigh Wilton, associate professors of psychology, published the article "How age and race affect the frequency, timing, and content of conversations about race with children"in a special section on “Advancing Scholarship in Anti-Racism" in the journal Child Development. 

Jess Sullivan and Corinne Moss-Racusin, associate professors of psychology, published the article "Establishing the content of gender stereotypes across development" in the journal PLoSONE. 

A.J. Schneller, assistant professor and associate director of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, published “Environmental Justice is Exhausting: Five Decades of Air Pollution and Community Organizing at Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany, New York” in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. The article, co-authored by Haja Bah '22, and Sophia Livecchi ’22, was a collaboration with the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Denise Smith, professor of health and human physiological sciences, has been awarded a $960,956 Fire Prevention & Safety (FPS) grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The award, which facilitates research relating to firefighter health challenges to develop a comprehensive firefighter health framework and mitigation tools, was announced by Congressman Paul D. Tonko.  

Wendy Taylor, administrative assistant in the Office of Academic Advising, and Helen Woolley Sarro, assistant to the director of Admissions, have donated in excess of 450 pounds of vegetables as part of the “Plant A Row” campaign they are leading to help alleviate hunger in our local communities. Local gardeners and the Skidmore Community Garden are growing extra produce for donation to food banks and others in need over the summer. 

Marketa Halova Wolfe, associate professor of economics, published the article “Drift Begone! Release Procedures and Preannouncement Price Drift” in the Journal of International Money and Finance.  


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