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Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Service 2021

This guide displays many of Pitt-Greensburg faculty's accomplishments in scholarship and service during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Behavioral Sciences

Paul Simon Adams

Jeanne Burth

  • Transitioning from School to Adulthood Practical Activities for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Disabilities. Universal Publishers, 2020.

William Campbell

  • “Lenten Preaching in Thirteenth-Century England: The Case of a Franciscan Sermon Handbook”, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 46, 2, July 2020, pp. 97-114.
  • Book Review, M. Jones et al., ed., The White Book (“Liber Albus”) of Southwell (Boydell, 2018), in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, 95, 4, October 2020, pp. 1185-86. 

Timothy Holler

  • "Criminalizing Catastrophe: Media framing, crime, and categorical inequality following natural disasters." The Impact of Natural Disasters on Systemic Political and Social Inequities in the United States, edited by P.S. Adams & G. L. Wood, Lexington Books, 2020.
  • Introduction to Corrections: Policy Populations, and Controversial Issues. San Diego, Cognella. 2022.

Liz Marciniak

  • "Do Effects of Arrest on Recidivism Vary by Neighborhood? A Contextual Analysis of the Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment." Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing, Published online: 23 March 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41887-021-00063-6
  • “Police Chiefs’ Opinions on the Utility of a College Education for Police Officers." Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 31, 3,  Published online: 20 Jul 2020.

Melissa Marks

  • Marks, M. J. and DeWitt, S.W. (2020) Teaching about Diversity: Activities to Start the Conversations Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers

Jonathan Vallano

  • "Were the injuries already there?" Published in the March 2021 Judicial Notebook edition (Vol. 52). APA Monitorhttps://www.apa.org/monitor/2021/03/jn 
  • "Schematic intrusions: the influence of expectations on mock-jurors’ recognition in a hypothetical sexual violence case." American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, Virtual Poster Session. March 2021

Geoffrey Wood

Paul Simon Adams

  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies 50th Annual Conference (Remote), September 11, 2020, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Paper: Rethinking Sovereignty and Governance in Northern Ireland: Europe's Alternate Cases on Panel 501: Northern Ireland, Ireland and Europe. 

Timothy Holler

  • "Art, community collaboration, and youth resiliency - The community arts and reintegration project (CARP)." CrimCon, an Academic Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference, Virtual Panel Presentation. 2020

Melissa Marks

  • "Implicit bias: effects on diversity in American schools." Westchester University PSEA Virtual Conference. November 2020
  • "Effects of implicit gender bias in American high schools." Southwest Pennsylvania Virtual Discrimination in Education Symposium (online). October 2020
  • "Implicit Gender Bias in the classroom: Memories from K-12 education." American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Virtual. April 2021
  • "Dealing with race in small college & program settings: Challenges, possibilities & successes." College and University Faculty Association of the National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference, Virtual. December 2020
  • "Advising for Student PSEA: Growing and Strengthening Your Chapter." State PSEA Conference, Virtual. April 2021

Ewa Rudnicka

  • “The COVID-19 Impact on the Sustainability of the Fashion Industry Supply Chain.” 27th Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems Conference (IEMS 2021), Virtual Conference. March 2021

DH Woo

  • “The New Ecological Paradigm and Willingness-To-Pay for Sustainable Water Quality in Western NC.” Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA. Virtual Conference. April 2021

Geoffrey Wood

  • “Class, Status and Party: Revisiting Intersectionality in the Age of Trump.” North Central Sociological Association Meeting, Virtual, 2021

Timothy Holler

  • Member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Westmoreland County.

Melissa Marks

  • Serves on the Westmoreland Community Action Board
  • Committee for Tree of Life

Ron Ott

  • Vice Chair of the American Red Cross (Westmoreland)
  • Member, Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce; Southwest Pennsylvania Planning Commission
  • Board Chair, The United Way (Westmoreland)

Jonathan Vallano

  • Member of Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Westmoreland County

William Campbell

  • Vice-President of Episcopus: The Society for the Study of Bishops and Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages.

Jeffrey Everly

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

Pilar Herr

  • Secretary of the Board and Member of the Executive Board of West Overton Village & Museums.

Timothy Holler

  • Topic Chair, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences - Annual Conference (2021) Program Committee.
  • Vice-Chair, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences - Restorative and Community Justice Section.
  • The Prison Journal - Editorial Board

Melissa Marks

  • Member of the Board of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh
  • Advisor, SPSEA State Executive Board

Ron Ott

  • WCCC Board and Chair the Governance Committee

Ewa Rudnicka

  • Track Chair for Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems Conference 2021, Supply Chain Track. March 2021
  • IEMS reviewer for the IEMS 2020 conference journal papers, Summer 2020
  • LACCEI (Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions ) 2021 Technical Committee member and reviewer for The International Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology, April / May 2021 

Jonathan Vallano

  • Serves on the Court Watch committee for the Society of Personality and Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Division 31 of the American Psychological Association (APA)

DH Woo

  • 2021 Program Committee, The Twin Cities ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) The Third Colloquium on Analytics, Data Science, and Computing (Mar. 20), Metropolitan State University, MN US

Geoffrey Wood

  • Affiliated Researcher, Collaboratory Against Hate (CAH): Research and Action Center, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Sociological Focus Editorial Board, 
  • North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), Teaching Section Chair, 2021-2023.
  • Critical Demography Center and Association: Board Member.
  • Taboo—The Journal of Culture and Education: Editorial Board.
  • North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), Vice-President elect, 2019-2020 and Vice President, 2020-2021.
  • North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), Scholarly Achievements Awards Committee, 2019-2021.

Timothy Holler

  • Westmoreland County Court, Reentry Process Evaluation Project, with Dr. Geoffrey Wood, January 2020-present ($20,000)

Melissa Marks

  • 2020 University of Pittsburgh Year of Engagement Grant (with Jennifer Suppo) for Summer Slide Bag ($2500)
  • 2020 Student PSEA State Grant (with Jennifer Suppo and Kayla Fencil) for Summer Slide Bag ($2000)
  • 2020 Praxis Grant (with Jennifer Suppo) for reading and recording of multicultural/diverse children’s books ($500)

Geoffrey Wood

  • Director of CFAR
  • Excela Health Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), May 2021-April 2023 ($30,000)
  • Aliquippa School District, PA Smart STEM Education Evaluation, ($25,000).
  • Westmoreland County Court, Reentry Process Evaluation Project, with Dr. Tim Holler, ($20,000).