Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members for their notable awards, honors, and appointments:
Professor Lisa Barker (Secondary Education) co-authored an article, with Chandra L. Alston (University of Michigan) titled “Reading for teaching: What we notice when we look at literature.” The article was published in the March 2014 issue of English Journal.
Joan Barker, adjunct faculty in the Art Department, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.
Karen Bell, associate dean (Education), has received a $43,900 grant from SUNY Central for her project titled, “Race to the Top Competitive Grant (C-TEN). Bell will also receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Gerald Benjamin, CRREO director and associate vice president for regional engagement, has received a $30,000 grant from Orange County Citizens Foundation for his project titled, “Orange County Quality of Life Report Card.”
Sue Books, professor in the Secondary Education Department, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Paul Chauvet ’03 ’11g,senior Linux and UNIX systems administrator in Computer Services, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Dean of the School of Science and Engineering Daniel Freedman has received a $40,000 grant from College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for his project titled, “Molecular Organometallic Resists for EUV Year 3.”
Glenn Geher, chair/professor (Psychology), will give a talk, titled “Evolutionary Psychology’s Place in the Landscape of Higher Education: Fulfilling Darwin’s Vision One Student at Time,” at the 2014 meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Portland, Ore. In addition,Oxford University Press released the book “Straightforward Statistics: Understanding the Tools of Research),” written by Geher with Sara Hall (a former student of Geher who graduated as the valedictorian of her class from Southern Oregon University).
David Hobby, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
Mary Kastner ’71, print and mail services in the Office of Communication and Marketing, and will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Emeritus Professor Ronald Knapp (Geography) has co-authored a book titled “America’s Covered Bridges: Practical Crossings – Nostalgic Icons.” The authors examine how history of North America is in many ways encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges.
Laura Kniffen, publications coordinator (Office of Communication & Marketing), has been elected to serve on the SUNYCUAD Board of Directors. This is a three-year term, and provides an opportunity to “help shape policy and professional development programs.”
Diane McCarthy has been appointed to Keyboard Specialist 2 in the Department of Accounts Payable.
Assistant Professor David Richardson (Biology) has received a $10,000 grant from Cornell University for his project titled “Using High Frequency Lake Data and Fish Population Analyses to Inform Management & Outreach in The Sky Lakes, Shawangunk Ridge, Eastern New York.”
John Ruger, plumber and steamfitter in Facilities Maintenance, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.
Scott Schulte has been promoted to Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety in the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
Michael Sheridan, assistant professor (Business), has received a $10,200 grant from SUNY/RF Sustainability Fund for his work titled, “Local Food Cost Premium Study at SUNY New Paltz”.
Sr. Research Associate Joshua Simons has received a $5,760 grant from Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association for his project titled, “Create New Maps for Use in Brochures, On the Rail Trail & On the Commission’s Website.”
Director of Research & Evaluation (CRREO)/Associate Professor Eve Waltermaurer (Sociology) has received a $15,860 grant from Institute for Family Health for her project titled, “Research Coordination for Institute for Family Health 2014.”
Associate Professor Sarah Wyman’s (English) article, “Telling Identities: Sherman Alexie’s War Dances,” appears in the American Indian Quarterly 38.2 (2014): 237-55.