Achievements – November 2018
Sara Atwood, associate professor of engineering and physics, recently published the engineering education article “Faculty perception before, during and after implementation of standards-based grading” in the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education.
The research team of Atwood, Eunsil Lee and Adam Carberry of Arizona State, Heidi Diefes-Dux of Purdue and Matt Siniawski of Loyola Marymount was invited to submit to a special edition of the journal as a result of a previous international conference paper. The work was funded by an NSF grant focused on transforming undergraduate education.
Jean-Paul Benowitz, Director of Student Transition Programs and Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships, was joined by Benjamin Errickson, ’19, Meghan Kenney, ’21, Aprille Mohn, ’21 and Caitlin Rossiter ’21 in Boston, Massachusetts to present at the 53rd National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference “Learning to Transgress.” On Friday, November 9, they gave the poster presentations “City As Text and the National Historic Preservation Act” as well as the panel presentation “City As Text and Honors Local History Courses.”
Richard Fellinger, fellow in The Writing Wing, published an op-ed in LNP on Pennsylvania’s role in the 2020 presidential race.
Edward Frick, lecturer of education, presented on school leadership and the transgender experience at the 23rd Annual Values and Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas. This conference is sponsored by the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education.
Peter Licona, assistant professor of PK-12 STEM education, was recently published in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. The article, “Translanguaging as pedagogy: developing learner scientific discursive practices in a bilingual middle school science classroom,” is based on his dissertation work in an English/Spanish dual language seventh grade science classroom.
Licona wrote the article with his longtime research collaborator Paolo Infante, an assistant professor of TESOL in the Department of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Linda Macaulay, instructional technologist with ITS, presented the education session “The ‘Dark Side’ & ‘The Force’ of Academic Support” at Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate 2018, focusing on ways to empower faculty support team members.
The presentation was ranked in the top three proposals submitted to the track of Professional Development and Support and in the top 15 (top one to two percent) of all submitted conference proposals for the 2018 OLC Accelerate conference this year. This distinction resulted in being invited to serve as a round table discussion facilitator for the Professional Development and Support Track Town Hall presentation during the conference.
Fletcher McClellan, professor of political science, and Kayla Gruber, ’18 delivered the paper “The Shape of Restlessness: Reading The Great Gatsby in the Age of Trump” at the 50th annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association in Montreal, Canada November 8 through 11.
Tara Moore, visiting assistant professor of English, attended the Association of Business Communication’s national conference in Miami, Florida, where she presented at two round table discussions.
Moore also has published the chapter “Dangerous Depictions of Adoption in Rowling’s Wizarding World Narratives” in the collection Inside the World of Harry Potter.
Professor of International Studies Oya Ozkanca’s PS 350 and BA 350 European Union Simulation course took part in a three-day Mid-Atlantic EU Simulation exercise in Arlington, Va. from November 8 through 10. The EU Simulation is held through the participation of about 180 students from 18 different colleges and universities. This year, the Elizabethtown College delegation represented Hungary. Members of the class each represented a member of the Hungarian Cabinet, a member of the European Parliament, or an EU Commissioner. The topics of debate this year were security and defense and environment. The E-town delegation attended a very helpful briefing session at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, D.C., where the students had a chance to ask questions about the simulation topics to the Hungarian diplomats.
Two of the delegation members, Alissa Stoneking, ‘21 and Marc Unger, ‘19 took a leading role in writing the draft legislation that the participants of the EU Simulation discussed and amended throughout the simulation. Marc Unger received the Best EU Commissioner Award at the simulation. Our students had a chance to experience first-hand the EU decision-making processes in this signature learning opportunity.