December 2013 and January 2014 Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments December 2013 and January 2014

Bruce Bennett, Professor of English, latest chapbook of poems, THE WITHER’D SEDGE, was published in January by Finishing Line Press.

Professor Bennett had poems published in the Fall 2013 issue of Tar River Poetry, in the 2014 issue of Stone Canoe, and in Light: A Journal of Light Verse (http://lightpoetrymagazine.com/revamp/current-issue-winter-2014/).

Three poems by Professor Bennett that appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of THE HEALING MUSE have been posted on THE HEALING MUSE website.

Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theater, directed the winner of the Gloria Peter Playwright Competition, "The Body of Eva Peron", at the Morgan Opera House in December. The play featured actors and crew from Ithaca, Auburn, and Aurora, and included alumnae Becca Cooper and Marie Angus and current Wells students Abbie George and Hillary O'Grady.

Deborah Gagnon, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Milene Morfei, Professor of Psychology, led a Participant Idea Exchange on "The Capstone Experience: Useful for Today's Psychology Students?" on January 3, 2014, at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in St. Pete's Beach, FL.

Deborah Gagnon presented "Margaret Floy Washburn's Facebook Friends and Other Profiles in Courage from Psychology's Women and Minority Pioneers" on January 4, 2014, at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in St. Pete's Beach, FL.

Professor Gagnon was elected to Full Member of the Psychonomic Society, the primary international scholarly society for cognitive psychology, in September 2013; in January 2014, Prof. Gagnon was named a Fellow of the Society.  

Milene Morfei led a Participant Idea Exchange with Prof. Deb Gagnon at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology in St. Petersburg, Fl., Jan. 3 - 6. The PIE was entitled, "The Capstone Experience: Usefulness for Today's Psychology Graduates."

Niamh O' Leary, Professor of Environmental Studies, participated in a faculty tour of Zurich Bog in Wayne County, NY. Designated by the National Park Service as a National Natural Landmark, Zurich Bog is managed for education, recreation and environmental conservation by the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society.

Daniel Renfrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Elisabeth Rollo ’12 had their paper “Sexting on Campus: Minimizing Perceived Risks and Neutralizing Behaviors” accepted for publication at Deviant Behavior

Elliott G. Smith, Lecturer in Psychology, co-authored the article “Income Inequality and Child Maltreatment in the United States” with John Eckenrode, Margaret McCarthy, and Michael Dineen.  An early release of the article will appear in the journal Pediatrics on February 10.

Christina Wahl, Associate Professor of Biology, gave the keynote address at the annual banquet of the Beekeeper's Association of Southern California (BASC), in La Mirada, California on December 14. The title of her talk was "Inside the Honeybee’s Body: A Brief Tour of Inner Workings for the Curious Beekeeper". Professor Wahl is a Director of the NYBeeWellness program.

Jack Daniels, Wells Cross Country Coach, just had the 3rd edition of his book, "Daniels' Running Formula," published (by Human Kinetics) in January of 2014. Daniels' Running Formula has been translated into German, Polish and Japanese, and to date has sold over 140,000 copies. Spanish and French editions are under consideration.

 

 

 
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