Faculty and staff awards, honors and publications

SUNY New Paltz congratulates faculty and staff on their notable awards, honors and publications.

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LIDIA BLOSHANSKAYA (Mathematics) has received a $35,000 grant from the Simons Foundation for her project, “Nonlinear flows in porous media: modeling, analysis and applications.”

JOHNNY COXUM (UPD) has been invited to lead a course in “Fair and Impartial Policing” for the New Paltz Police Department this December. Coxum, a Lieutenant with the University Police Department, completed a national training program in Fair and Impartial Policing earlier this year, and will now share his expertise with law enforcement officers in the greater New Paltz community.

JAMES HALPERN (Institute of Disaster Mental Health) has received a $131,039 grant from NYS Office of Victim Services for his project, “NYS OVS Victim Services Academy Summer 2016.”

CATHERINE HOSELTON (Sponsored Programs) has been reappointed to the SUNY Patents and Inventions Policy Board. Hoselton will serve a full term after her initial, interim appointment in June 2015. She contributes to the Patents and Inventions Policy Board’s mission to define SUNY’s intellectual property and commercialization policy objectives and to develop and interpret such policies in furtherance of SUNY’s strategic goals.

BENJAMIN JUNGE (Anthropology, Latin & Caribbean Studies) has received an $18,486 grant from the National Science Foundation as supplemental funding for quantitative survey related to his ongoing project, “Social Mobility, Poverty Reduction and Democracy in an Emerging Middle Class.”

TOM MEYER (Hudson Valley Writing Project) has received a $500 grant from both Teaching the Hudson Valley and Palisades Parks Conservancy for his project, “HVWP Summer 2016 Young Writers’ Program – A Story to Tell: National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Fort Montgomery, and New Windsor Cantonment.”

LOUIS ROPER (History) coedited “Fear and the Shaping of Early American Societies” (Brill Academic Pub), a new collection of essays arguing the relationship between fear and policy in 17th and 18th century America. Roper also contributed an essay titled “Fear and the Genesis of the English Empire in America.”

CONNIE ROTUNDA (Theatre Arts) has been named as the inaugural recipient of the newly created Michael Chekhov Scholar Award. The prize has been dedicated by the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA) to honor the memory of its namesake’s artistic vision and technique in dramatic performance.

KARLA VERMEULEN (Institute for Disaster Mental Health) has received a $16,000 grant from the New York State Department of Health for her project, “2016-17 DMH Education and Training: Mental Health Consequences of Infectious Disease Outbreaks Webcast & New York DMH Responder Newsletter.”

EVE WALTERMAURER (The Benjamin Center) has received a $50,885 grant from the Institute for Family Health for consulting services, and a $13,293 grant from Orange County BOCES for her project, “Orange County Youth Development Survey, 2016.”