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Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors

Congratulations to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty for their notable publications, presentations, and honors.


­Associate Professor Christopher Albi (History) authored Gamboa’s World: Justice, Silver Mining, and Imperial Reform in New Spain, a history of law in 18th century Mexico, told through the biography of the leading lawyer and judge of the era, Francisco Xavier de Gamboa. The book was published by the University of New Mexico Press.



Lecturer Brett Barry (Digital Media and Journalism) collaborated with Assistant Professor Megan Sperry (Digital Media and Journalism) on a podcast episode for Kaatscast. They interviewed Beth Bengtson, founder and CEO of the organization Working for Women, about their advocacy for equity in the workplace, and the partnerships they’re forging between businesses and non-profits nationwide. This interview was recorded in the Sojourner Truth Library, using recording gear purchased through the Edward Carroll and Gina O’Brien Carroll DMJ Program Development Fund.


Assistant Professor Cruz Caridad Bueno (Black Studies) co-authored “Education and Race in the Time of Corona” in the edited volume The Black Agenda.



Professor Thomas Festa (English) presented a paper (virtually), “Merwin’s Epic of Dispossession,” at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference held in Las Vegas. He also published an essay collection, co-edited with David Ainswoth of the University of Alabama, Locating Milton:  Places and Perspectives, and four poems: “The Sculpted Radiance of What Remained,” Bennington Review 10, “A Walk Across the History of Time,” Drifting Sands Haibun 13, “Primer,” Contemporary Haibun Online 18.1 and “Peace Comes Dropping Slow” Drifting Sands Haibun 14.


Professor Glenn Geher (Psychology) had his work featured in various international news outlets including Germany’s Brigette magazine, the UK’s Modern Wisdom Podcast (hosted by Chris Williamson), Iran’s virgool.io, the Finnish MSN news site, the Polish MSN news site, Spain’s El Confidencial, among several others. He also had his article titled “What is Beyond Words?” featured in the print version of the March/April 2022 issue of Psychology Today. He co-authored “Why Should I Help You? A Study of Betrayal and Helping,” published in Current Psychology featuring student co-authors, including (in order of author appearance) Miriana K. RuelAmelia R. De’JesúsMichele CristoKelly NolanAnn Marie DeBonisNikoleta AlijajNicole ElyukinSydney Huppert, Danielle KruchowyEdward MaurerAliza SantosBaylee C. SpackmanAdrianna VillegasKerri WidrickCody Wojszynski, and Victoria Zezula. Additional co-authors include Michael Frederick (Associate professor of psychology at the University of Baltimore), Alec Goldstein (Psychology, May 2018; current PhD student in school psychology at Syracuse), and Stephanie Stewart-Hill (current PhD student in social psychology at Ohio State University).

Professor Howie Good (Digital Media & Journalism) published his prose poetry collection, THOUGHT CRIMES, with Laughing Ronin Press.




Professor Mary Holland (English) authored “The Last Essay I Need To Write about David Foster Wallace.” Literary Hub (LitHub.com), excerpted from #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture, and  “A realizmus a posztmodernizmus idején és után” (excerpt from The Moral Worlds of Contemporary Realism) in theReview of Literary Studies. She also authored a review of “Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Literature,” by Robin Field for Modern Fiction Studies. She presented “#MeToo and Literary Studies: Talking about Sexual Violence in the Literature Classroom” at the Modern Language Association annual conference and led two teaching workshops: “#MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture—A Workshop and Conversation” with Heather Hewett at SUNY New Paltz, April 19, 2022, and Michigan State University, February 11, 2022.

Associate Professor Oksana Laleko (English and Linguisitics) co-edited, co-authored the introduction, and co-authored an article in a two-volume Special Issue of the Heritage Language Journal on Heritage Language Complexity (vol. 18: 2-3, 2021). She also authored a chapter in the Cambridge Handbook of Heritage Languages and Linguistics (2021) and a research article in the International Journal of Bilingualism (2022). She served as an invited speaker at the Heritage Language Syntax Workshop at Utrecht University, Netherlands and at the University of Chicago. She presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, and hosted a panel discussion at the National Science on Screen Night at the Rosendale Theater.  Laleko supervised two undergraduate student projects that have been accepted for presentation at the upcoming National Conference on Undergraduate Research: a study of language contact between two indigenous languages of Siberia (with Kianu Schwerdtfeger) and an AYURE-funded project “Grammars in Contact: A Linguistic Study of Russian in Brighton Beach” (with Yana Miroshnychenko).

Associate Professor Cyrus Mulready (English) authored “Old Plays: Shakespeare, Robert Dodsley, and the Early Modern Dramatic Canon” in Renaissance Drama and “Shakespeare Students as Scribes: Documenting the Classroom through Collaborative Digital Note-taking” in Shakespeare and Digital Pedagogy.



Professor Ş. İlgü Özler authored the chapter “Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights” in Technologies of Human Rights Representation by Alexandria S. Moore and James Dawes.



Associate Professor Lisa Phillips (Digital Media and Journalism) published “`Every Year There’s a Pretty Girl Who Comes to New York and Pretends to Be a Writer’: Gender, the New Journalism, and the Early Careers of Gloria Steinem and Gail Sheehy,” in Literary Journalism Studies.



Distinguished Professor Louis Roper (History) published “Reorienting the ‘Origins Debate’: Anglo-American Trafficking in Enslaved people, c. 1615–1660” in Atlantic Studies.



Associate Professor Rachel Somerstein (Digital Media & Journalism) sold her book proposal The Cut: The Untold Story of Cesarean Section to Harper Wave. The book is a feminist exploration of the troubling history of the world’s most common operation, as well as an investigation into its use and misuse on pregnant bodies, its long-term impact on maternal health, and the ways in which obstetric medicine routinely fails pregnant people. She also co-authored “The News Media and the Ever-Present Fear in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” in Media and the Dissemination of Fear (Palgrave).


Assistant Professor Adam Stephens (Counseling) was awarded the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) President’s Award “in recognition of extraordinary service.”



Associate Professor Sarah Wyman (English) published two book chapters: “Introducing Sustainability Topics with Ursula Le Guin’s ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas’ and Richard Powers’ ‘The Seventh Event’,” with Rachel Cohen in Literature as a Lens for Climate Change: Using Narratives to Prepare the Next Generation, and “Consoling Lines: The Edged Vision of Michael Anania.” in From the Word to the Place: Essays on the Work of Michael Anania. She also gave two presentations: “Evolving Beyond (the Climate) Crisis: Ensuring our Students’ Futures: Faculty Development & Sustainability Education” with Libby Roderick and Heather Keith at POD Network: Professional &  Organizational Development on November 12, 2021., and “Integrating Sustainability Education with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts in COIL Virtual Exchange” with Andrea Roxana Bellot at the International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC) on October 27, 2021.