Achievements – January 2019
Richard Fellinger, fellow in the Writing Wing, published an op-ed in the Jan. 4 edition of Lancaster Newspaper titled “Denialism Clouds Outlook on Climate Change.”
Ed Frick, lecturer in the Education Department, co-authored an article titled “The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on the Overall Success of Campus Leaders as Perceived by Veteran Teachers in a Rural Midsized East Texas Public School District” in the Education Leadership Review. The authors conducted face-to-face interviews with 12 veteran teachers in Texas using five research questions framed in the context of Daniel Goldeman’s theory of emotional intelligence. This theory includes aspects of emotional intelligence such as: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social skill. Findings suggest that teachers perceive principals to be more successful when they display and utilize a high degree of emotional intelligence, and less successful when they failed or neglected to utilize a high degree of emotional intelligence.
Matthew Fritz, associate professor of music, has been invited to conduct the West Virginia All-State Children’s Choir in March 2019. Students are auditioned from throughout the state and come together for three days of intense rehearsal before a performance by the ensemble. Conductors are chosen by a committee of music educators and invited to conduct. Fritz will also present a workshop on the intersection of vocal development and conducting gesture for the state’s vocal music teachers.
James Hughes, professor of mathematics, contributed a chapter titled “Mathematics in Music: An Undergraduate Course” to the volume Theoretical and Practical Pedagogy of Mathematical Music Theory published by World Scientific (2019).
Peter Licona, assistant professor of Pre-K through 12 STEM education, recently published a chapter in Theory and Methods for Sociocultural Research in Science and Engineering Education, edited by Gregory J. Kelly and Judith L. Green. His chapter, “Translanguaging about Socioscientific Issues in Middle School Science”, summarizes his research in an English/Spanish dual language middle school science classroom.
Jeffery Long, professor of Religion and Asian Studies, published an edited volume titled “Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific”. The volume is a print edition of a special issue of the online journal, Religions.
Ian MacFarlane, assistant professor of psychology, used his expertise in clinical supervisor research to conduct a four – hour training for 60 supervisors of Arcadia University’s genetic counseling master’s program in Jan. 2019. The workshop, titled “The Relationship is Central: Leveraging the Supervisory Relationship to Disrupt Trainee Anxiety and Promote Professional Growth for You and Your Supervisees,” covered supervision theory, empirical research from myself and others, as well as skill building activities.
Susan Mapp, professor of social work, recently co-authored an article “Conducting rights-based short-term study abroad experiences” in Social Work Education. The article discusses how to prioritize the human rights of those being “helped” in service learning trips over those traveling, and avoiding voluntourism.
Tara Moore, visiting assistant professor of English, published the essay “Young Adult Cli-Fi and the Risen Sea” in a new collection of essays titled The Sea in Literary Imagination.