Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty co-organized conferences, earned honorable mentions for their books, and published scholarly articles.
Associate Professor of Education Jeff Frank co-organized a conference which welcomed international scholars to discuss Ethics, Children, Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition to co-organizing the conference, Frank also presented a paper titled “Rethinking the Purposes of Schooling in a Global Pandemic: From Learning Loss to a Renewed Appreciation for Human Excellence.”
Frank’s research focuses on the philosophy of education, liberal education, as well as teaching and teacher education. He has taught a First-Year Seminar (FYS) titled What Does it Mean to be Educated and courses in Contemporary Educational policy, Teaching and Teachers, and American Philosophies of Education.
Maurer Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Allison Rowland’s book “Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood” received the Book Award for the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine, which recognizes exceptional books that advance the rhetoric of science, technology, or medicine. Rowland’s book also received an Honorable Mention for the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award which recognizes outstanding scholarship in public address.
Rowland has been at St. Lawrence since 2014 and she teaches courses like Rhetoric and Public Speaking, Gender and Communication, Against Health: Rhetoric & the Health Humanities, Rhetoric of Algorithms, and Sex Talk. She has also taught in the First-Year Program and conducted a First-Year Seminar titled Speak Up!: Rhetoric and Public Speaking. As the Maurer Chair, Rowland oversees communication across the curriculum program unique to St. Lawrence. She holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Colorado-Boulder, a master’s in critical, social, and cultural psychology from the University of Bath in Bath, Great Britain, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University.
Assistant Professor of Canadian Studies Neil Forkey published an article which examines grassroots protests led by local people along the St. Lawrence River watershed in the 1970s. The protests, which took place throughout Quebec and Ontario Canada and New York State, emerged in response to large-scale energy projects that many believed threatened human health and economic well-being. Jordan Schuster ’21 and Frances Hubbard ’22 served as research assistants on the project.
Forkey’s research focuses on Canadian-American history, North America social and environmental history, and North American borderlands. Among the courses he regularly teaches at St. Lawrence are Intro to Canada, Canadian-American Relations, Modern Canada, and courses in the First-Year Program.
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