Janis Chakars, PhD, associate professor, communications and digital media, was the moderator and panel organizer for Information Wars in the Baltic States: Russia’s Long Shadow at the annual conference (virtual) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August 2021.
Gail Corso, professor English and humanities, gave the presentation The Silent Presence of Lady Giacoma (Jacoba) dei Settesoli Frangipane (née Normanni): Friend to Francis of Assisi (aka Giovanni di Peitro di Bernardone), and had three publications: John Patrick Shanley’s Play, Doubt; Alice McDermott’s Fiction; and Magic Friend, Beggar Maid, and the Fair Princess, Method Actress and Loving Mother: Fantasies of Love, Loss, and Desire in Joyce Carol Oates’s Fictional Account of Norma Jeane’s Reality.
Mary Beth Davis, counselor in the Counseling Center for Wellness, and Rina Keller, assistant professor and director of Field Placement for Social Work, co-chaired the development and implementation of the Knights’ Pantry which seeks to alleviate resource insecurity and improve the health and wellbeing of students while reducing waste and promoting sustainability on campus.
David DiMarco, PhD, professor, mathematics, along with Ryan Savitz, PhD, professor, mathematics, published the article On the Sexual Assault of Men in Sexuality & Culture and hosted a mathematics colloquium on Neumann’s campus. They also gave two presentations: a manuscript titled How a River’s Length and Discharge Relate to the Precipitation in its Basin and another, along with John Mizzoni, PhD, professor, philosophy, titled On the Sexual Assault of Men. Dr. Savitz reviewed a paper for the Journal of International Business and Economics, gave two talks with student Olivia DiDonato on “Predicting the Outcome of Shotokan Karate Matches” and mentored two Clare Booth Luce scholars, Olivia DiDonato and Maria Ramunno. Dr. Mizzoni, through CD Baby, released a new album of original music (his tenth album) called Wordified Excursion.
Timothy S. Hanna, PhD, associate professor, pastoral clinical mental health counseling, gave two presentations: Coping with Systemic Injustice: Applying the Religious/Spiritual “Value Sort” Tool and PCA Committee for Anti-Racism and Inclusive Action (CARIA): Origins, Purpose, and Future Directions at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) Conference.
Nathan Hardy, DBA, assistant professor, marketing, published a commentary on how people use rewards credit cards for good and bad and ways to select the best ones in response to a media inquiry for an expert opinion on the subject from WalletHub.com, an outlet that covers the personal finance industry. The Delaware County Daily Times published his essay on Juneteenth.
Leanne Havis, PhD, professor, criminal justice, presented Servant First, Warrior Second: Teaching Criminal Justice with a Franciscan Focus at the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) Franciscan Friday Series in July 2021.
Amy Hoyle, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, published the chapter, Courageous conversations about race in an online education course, in Teaching and Learning for Social Justice and Equity in Higher Education: Content Areas.
Chris Haug, EdD, vice president for student affairs, presented on a panel discussion titled, Vaccine Equity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19, offered through the Catholic Cares Coalition in June 2021. He also recently served as chairperson for the 2021 Senior Student Affairs Officers Conference at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, for the Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges & Universities.
Sr. Patricia Hutchison ’70, OSF, PhD, director of the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies, gave the presentation, St. Francis of Assisi and the Canticle of the Creatures: Inspiration and Invitation, as part of the St. Francis Month Celebration at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE, October 2021.
Julie Lanzillo, EdD, program director and associate professor sport management/sport business was named to Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors’ Association (PSADA) Executive Council and gave a presentation on Personal Branding.
Christina LaVecchia, PhD, director of Writing Across the Curriculum and associate professor, English, signed a contract with Utah State University Press for her co-edited collection Revising Moves: Sharing and Narrating Revision in Action, published the paper, Impact of Cost Conversation on Decision-Making Outcomes, presented a poster, Experiences living with, addressing, and supporting those with undercared-for chronic suﬀering: A qualitative systematic review and thematic analysis, presented a roundtable, Blurred Boundaries: Sussing Out Thresholds between WAC and WPA in Administrative Professionalization, and joined the editorial review board of Composition Studies journal.
Laura McLaughlin, EdD, associate professor, education, co-published the following quick reference guides: Increasing Engagement in Online Learning, Faculty must bend to students’ needs in virtual learning environments, Six Tips for a Zoom Fatigue Fix, Five Strategies to support in person, virtual, and dual engagement learning, and Assessing in a Virtual Environment: You don’t need that lockdown browser as well as these articles: Framing the innovation mindset and Virtual instruction support for faculty in Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology.
Andrew Miller, MA, associate professor, history, led a student field trip to Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Borough and hosted Ralph Galati, a Vietnam War POW, for a presentation.
Marissa Rauscher, PhD, professor, educational psychology, gave a talk titled When in doubt, DRAW it out at a workshop conducted by Philadelphia Council for Writing Program Administrators at Temple University.
Sr. Linda Marie Sariego, OSF, PhD, associate professor, Spanish, published two articles, Reﬂexiones serias sobre el tema de humor and La autoría del humor en los espacios de Los siete libros de La Diana de Montemayor in the Boletin Humorsapiens and gave a paper/presentation titled Scandal, Solidarity and Synergy: Social Networks in Los siete libros de la Diana by Jorge de Montemayor.
Maria Traub, associate professor, French and Italian, presented a paper for the 2021 conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) titled Victimes de piégeage: les femmes sous domination pour survivre and presented a paper online for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) titled La jeune ﬁlle abimée.
Diane Walsh, PhD, associate professor and program director of pastoral clinical mental health counseling, gave two presentations titled Exploring social class in counseling and Spirituality, religion, and local culture: Considerations for counselor educators.