Sociology professor Michael DeCesare has published “Accrediting Commissions’ Standards on Faculty Governance” in the winter 2021 issue of Academe magazine.
Associate professor of health sciences, Zi Yan, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal supporting the benefits of outdoor group exercise in the winter during the pandemic. Yan, who’s interdisciplinary research involves psychology, public health and exercise science offered that exercise classes provide physical benefits and much-needed social support, especially during the winter months.
Dr. Brandi Baldock and co-authors Dr. Anthony Fernandez, Dr. Jimmy Franco, Dr. Brian Provencher and Dr. Mark McCoy from Merrimack’s department of chemistry & biochemistry recently published an article in the Journal of Chemical Education entitled “Overcoming the Challenges of Remote Instruction: Using Mobile Technology to Promote Active Learning.”
Russell Olwell associate dean and professor in the School of Education and Social Policy interviewed with Zippia.com about what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. He offered tips on what skills young graduates need when they enter the workforce and how technology will impact the field of education over the next five years.
Brittnie Aiello co-authored “’Grandma is the next best thing to mommy:’ Incarcerated motherhood, caring relationships, and maternal identity” in the International Journal of Care and Caring. Features incarcerated mothers’ separation from their children and conflicted feelings toward caregivers.
The Winston School of Education and Social Policy’s Dr. Elaine Ward was recently invited to speak (virtually) to a coalition of universities in Australia on her experiences as one of the co-PIs leading an international pilot of the U.S. Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in Ireland. Twelve Irish universities participated in the project and Dr. Ward presented on the challenges and benefits of using a U.S.-centric framework to assess civic and community engagement in another country.
Assistant professor of higher education Elaine Ward in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy recently served on the planning committee for a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and Campus Compact sponsored symposium Advancing Equity Through Publicly Engaged Scholarship: Transforming Faculty Rewards Policy & Practices. Dr. Ward coordinated and moderated the closing session with female faculty and community-engaged scholars of color who spoke on issues of equity and promotion and tenure. Dr. Ward currently serves as the external evaluator on a related Massachusetts Department of Higher Education grant to three state universities to advance equity for faculty of color in academic work and specifically in the promotion and tenure process.
Emma Duffy-Comparone, director of The Writers House, will publish her first book, Love Like That, a collection of short stories from Henry Holt & Co., in March 2021.
Assistant professor of art/art history, Jonathan Latiano, MFA, gave a talk, “Time as a Muse,” at the Broto 2020 Conference, held virtually this year. Broto: Art-Climate-Science, is a unique conference of international experts focused on substantive, mutual, credible and real-time art-science collaboration that inspires innovation to address the climate crisis.
Assistant professor of health sciences April Bowling was featured in a Boston Globe story April 13, 2020 on how people should continue to exercise during self-isolation. Adhering to a fitness regimen that incorporates cardiovascular and resistance training is important for overall health, she told the Globe.
The Winston School of Education and Social Policy Associate Dean Russ Olwell wrote an op-ed column for The Eagle-Tribune newspaper April 15 urging school districts to hire graduates when schools reopen. Merrimack students studying education have been relentlessly proactive in their commitment to helping K-12 teachers while schools are closed. They are showing that the next generation of teachers will be excellent and worthy of the profession.