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Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Service

This guide displays many of Pitt-Greensburg faculty's accomplishments in scholarship and service during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Behavioral Sciences

Gregory Aldous

• Article: “The Nomads of the Steppe: Resources for Teachers” Education About Asia Fall 2019

Pilar Herr

• Book published: Contested Nation: The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile, was published by University of New Mexico Press on December 1, 2019.  

Timothy Holler

• Book Chapter Published: Holler, T. J. & Wilson, F. (2020). The debate about cannabis legalization. In C. D. Marcum & B. Clark (Eds.), Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice: An Active Learning Approach. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Melissa Marks

• Book published: Teaching About Diversity : Activities to Start the Conversation, Information Age Publishing, Inc. Charlotte, NC. May 2020

Russell E. Phillips

• Article Published: Phillips, R. E. III, Avant, S.*, Milewski, J.*, Drop, N.*, Herndon, R.*, Maccarelli, A.*, & Lucci, M. (2020). Religious coping with general life stressors in persons with same-sex attractions. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 30, 3-24.

Jennifer Suppo

• Suppo, J. L. & Swank, T. (2019). Steps to inclusion...Dance steps that is! Dance Education in Practice. 5:4, 17-23, doi:10.1080/23734833.2019.1672471*
• Suppo, J. L. & Swank, T. (2019). Embracing collaboration through the lens of exceptional needs dance: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Dance Education, DOI: 10.1080/15290824.2019.1566828

Jonathan Vallano

• Vallano, J. P., Steele, L. J., Slapinski, K. A., Briggs, A. P., & Pozzulo, J. D. (2019). Familiar eyewitness identifications: The current state of affairs. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 25, 128-146.
• Mindthoff, A., Evans, J. R., Perez, G., Woestehoff, S. A., Olaguez, A. P., Klemfuss, J. Z., Vallano, J. P., Woody, W. D., Normile,C. J., Scherr, K. C., Carlucci, M. E., Carol, R. N., Hayes, T., Meissner, C. A., Michael, S. W., Russano, M. B., & Stocks, E. L. (2020). Juror perceptions of intoxicated suspects’ interrogation-related behaviors. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47, 222-246.
• Vallano, J. P. What sways a death penalty decision? Published in the April/May 2020, “Judicial Notebook” edition (Vol. 51) of the APA Monitor.
• Vallano, J. P., & Sneyd, D. E. What is mental anguish worth? Published in the October 2019 “Judicial Notebook” edition (Vol. 50) of the APA Monitor.
• Book Chapter: Vallano, J. P., Pickel, K. L., & Shambaugh, L. J. (2020). Legal perspectives on historical sexual misconduct cases: Issues with civil and criminal cases. In Memory and Sexual Misconduct: Psychological Research for Criminal Justice. Pozzulo, J., Pica, E., & Sheahan, C. (Eds.) Routledge.

Frank Wilson

• Book Chapter Published: Holler, T. J. & Wilson, F. (2020). The debate about cannabis legalization. In C. D. Marcum & B. Clark (Eds.), Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice: An Active Learning Approach. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Geoffrey Wood

• Book chapter published: Wood, Geoffrey L. “The Critical Demography Paradigm: Informing Instructional Strategies on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education”, In Diversity Across the Disciplines: Research on People, Policy, Process, and Paradigm, eds. Audrey J. Murrell, Jennifer L. Petrie, and A. Soudi. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 2020.
• Journal Articles Published: Wood, Geoffrey L. 2019. “Racialized Categorical Inequality: Elaborating Educational Theory to Explain African American Disparities in Public Schools.” Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal, Volume 8, 2019.
• Bartel, Jeffrey and David Droppa and Geoffrey L. Wood. “Improving Academic-Community Partnerships: A Case Study of a Project Investigating Attitudes about Diversity.” International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2019. 

Paul Simon Adams

• Conference Paper Presentation: Council of European Scholars (CES) Annual Conference of Europeanists, June 22, 2019, Madrid, Spain. Panel: Governance Across Scales. Paper: Consociational Co-Sovereignty and the Future of Governance in Northern Ireland.
• Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, November 9, 2019, Philadelphia, PA. Panel: European Politics and International Relations Paper: Brexit's Threat to Anglo-Irish Relations and the Good Friday Agreement

Kristen Asplin

• Presentation: “Children’s understanding of Media and the Importance of Co-Viewing” at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China; December 13, 2019. 

Beverly A. Gaddy

• Paper Conference Presentation: “Time as a Political Theological Concept in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Filmology” at the Southern Political Science Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico in January 2020.

Timothy Holler

• Conference Presentation: Establishing an Evidence-Based Reentry Model at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in San Francisco, CA Fall 2019.

Melissa Marks

• Marks, M. J., Alexander, R., Collins, C., Grubb, J., Madrish, T. Stonebraker, H. (2019, November). Civil Rights Now & Then: Historical & Current Impact. National Council for Social Studies, Austin, TX.
• Marks, M. J. (2019, November). Yeah, I play like a girl. Jealous? Implicit Gender Bias. National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference (special strand designed for preservice teachers), Austin, TX.
• Marks, M. J. and Amodei, M. (2019, October). Implicit bias in the classroom: issues of awareness for PK-16 educators. Pennsylvania Association for College Teachers of Education Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA.

Russell E. Phillips

• Conference Poster Presentation: Phillips, R.E.III (March, 2020). The varieties of religious fundamentalism: Examining the relationship between different measures. Poster presented at APA Division 36 Mid-Year Conference. Denver, CO. https://osf.io/c3b4h/ 
• Conference Poster Presentation: Phillips, R.E.III (February, 2020). What is religious fundamentalism? Poster presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Preconference. New Orleans, LA.

Ewa Rudnicka

• “Sustainability in the Supply Chain of the Fashion Industry” at the 26th Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems Conference (IEMS 2020), on March 15-17, 2020, Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Jennifer Suppo

• Conference presentation: Suppo, J. L. & Swank, T. (October, 2019). Access to Dance and Expression for Individuals with Disabilities. The Second International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, & Education. Philadelphia, PA.

Jonathan Vallano

• Conference Presentations: Wolfs, A. C. F., Sneyd, D. E., Vallano, J. P., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2020, March). Rapport maintenance and its influence on adult witness recall. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual conference, New Orleans, LA.
• Shambaugh, L. J., Charman, S. D., Vallano, J. P., & Skorinko, J. (2020, March). Informanttestimony and witness confidence: Testing the ‘search’ and ‘evaluation’ stages of the selective cue integration framework. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Geoffrey Wood

• Conference Presentation: Racialized Categorical Inequality: Elaborating Educational Theory to Explain African American Disparities in Public Schools.” Presented at North Central Sociological Association Meeting. Virtually Presented due to COVID-19. Spring 2020.
 

Pilar Herr

• Secretary of the Board of West Overton Village & Museums

Timothy Holler

• Blackburn Center’s Fearless Advocacy for Male Engagement
• Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Westmoreland County

Melissa Marks

• Member of the Board of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Vallano

• Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Westmoreland County


 

Anthony Boldurian

• Editor-In-Chief of North American Archaeologist, Volume 40, 2019. 

Jeffrey Everly

• Western Pennsylvania member-at-large for the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis Executive Council.

Wendy Hardy

• Member of the Westmoreland County Early Childhood Roundtable
• Member of the State Community Stakeholders Committee for Keystone STARS.
• Member of the Higher Education ECE Sub-Committee for the Southwest Regional KEY. 

Timothy Holler

• Vice-Chair of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences -Restorative and Community Justice Section
• The Prison Journal -Editorial Board
• Member of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council
• Reentry Committee for Westmoreland County

Melissa Marks

• Advisor, SPSEA State Executive Board

Jonathan Vallano

• Member of the Courtwatch committee for the Society of Personality and Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Division 31 of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Geoffrey Wood

• North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), Vice President.
• Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
• Board Director, Critical Demography Center and Association
• Member of the Editorial Board, Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education

Jeanne Burth

• OER Resources Grant, Summer 2019 
• OER Resources Grant Spring 2020
• Year of Creativity Grant, Teacher Leadership Institute
• Collaborative Grant with CASA: Community Foundation, Youth Philanthropy, Success of Teenage Career Development: Closing the Opportunity Gap. 

Wendy Hardy

• Lulu Pool Grant
• Year of Creativity Grant
• Pennsylvania Rural Arts Association Grant 
• Washington County Library Association Grant 

Pilar Herr

• Co-PI for "Pitt-Greensburg and ULS Partnership with West Overton Village & Museum: Photogrammetry, GIS, and Virtual Tours" supported by Chancellor's SEED Funding Award.

Melissa Marks

• Year of Creativity Grant 2019-2020