Faculty members put their knowledge into action so students and others are able to benefit from it. Recently, faculty shared their expertise in podcast features and during panel discussions, through published articles, co-written books, and much more.
Professor and Chair of the Global Studies Department John Collins shared his expertise at the 8th International Conference on Communication & Media Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Collins is featured in CGScholar for his presentation of his paper, “The Deepest Fake News: Establishment Media and the Erasure of the Colonial Present.” This presentation was a revised version of the Piskor Faculty Lecture that Collins delivered at St. Lawrence in April 2022.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Alanna Gillis was featured in the recent publication of an edited volume about teaching and learning in sociology titled, “Teaching Sociology of Education: Recommendations for Mini-Units and Full Courses.” Gillis was asked to write a chapter about how she teaches her Sociology of Education course as she is regarded as a national expert in this area.
Gillis has also organized multiple panels and workshops for the American Sociological Association (ASA) where she invited leading experts and facilitated a panel, "Applying Sociological Research to Create More Equitable Teaching Tools and Classrooms.”
Gillis organized and led a workshop titled “Your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”
Gillis’ research focuses on inequality in higher education and inclusive pedagogy. She's especially interested in analyzing race, class, and gender inequality among college students.
Valerie D. Lehr
Charles D., Sarah A. and John D. Munsil Professor in Government and Gender and Sexuality Studies Valerie D. Lehr engaged in the ninth episode of “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Pillars of Change '' podcast. Lehr discussed the East Stroudsburg University's Career and Independent Living and Learning Studies (CILLS) program, and the high-quality support and learning experience it offers within a university environment. The program helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities establish life skills and prepare for independent and productive lives in their communities.
Lehr’s research has been focused on exploring the intersection of political theory, feminist theory, gay/lesbian/queer theory, and political activism. With her more recent scholarship she has focused on human rights and queer youth.
Associate Professor of Economics Sahar Milani offers her expertise to consumers in two articles, “Finding the Best Personal Loans for Good Credit” and “Finding the Best Low Income Personal Loans” in MoneyGeek.
Milani is an innovation economist with research interests that include environmental economics, macroeconomics, and the financing of innovation. At St. Lawrence, she has taught courses on personal finance, environmental economics, natural resource economics, the economics of innovation, and macroeconomics. She is directing St. Lawrence’s off-campus program in New York City during the 2023-2024 academic year.
Director of ESOL and Multilingual Student Academic Support Robin Rhodes has been recognized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs for her acceptance into the pool of candidates for the U.S. Department of State English Language Specialist Program. This places her in the top-tier of subject matter experts who are invited to give keynotes, work with programs and embassies virtually or to go abroad where they design curricula for universities and much more. The Program gives leaders in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) the chance to create meaningful changes in the way that English is taught around the world.
Rhodes’ research specializes in linguistically and culturally sustaining English pedagogy, teacher training and English instruction abroad, along with language and education in Kenya and Rwanda.
Charles A. Dana Professor and Math, Computer Science, and Statistics Department Chair Michael Schuckers has been recognized for serving on the 2023 New England symposium on statistics in sports panel at Harvard University by the Connecticut by the Numbers News.
Schuckers will be joining Yale University’s Brian Macdonald, senior lecturer and research scientist in the department of statistics and data science at Yale University, who will be moderating a panel discussion on "Successful Outreach in Sports Analytics.”
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