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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ALEXANDRA COX (Sociology) has received a fellowship from Yale Law School’s Justice Collaboratory to work as a Research Scholar in Law on a research study funded by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.  This study has two prongs: the first is focused on community-level perceptions of procedural fairness and justice in New York City; the second is aimed at understanding front-line criminal justice workers’ perceptions of the justness and fairness of the system they work in.

HOWARD GOOD (Digital Media & Journalism) was awarded the 2017 Lorien Prize from ThoughtCrime Press for his manuscript, “The Loser’s Guide to Street Fighting,” a new collection of poems that will be published later this year.

GIORDANA GROSSI (Psychology) coauthored “Extinction: Possible interference of top-down information. A case study,” with Gianna Cocchini of the University of London. The paper appears in the December 2016 issue of Acta Neuropsychologica, a journal concerned with all aspects of the brain-behavior relationship. It documents a single-case study of a brain-lesioned patient whose performance on a tactile task was influenced by his attentional disorder in the visual modality.

An abstract for “Extinction: Possible interference of top-down information. A case study,” can be read on the Acta Neuropsychologica website, where the full text of the paper is available for download.

RONALD KNAPP (Geography/Asian Studies) gave two lectures in China in December 2016: “Chinese Immigrant Homes in Southeast Asia & Residences for a Glorious Retirement in China” at the International Symposium on Cultural Heritage for Wooden Architecture in Ningbo, Zhejiang; and “Discovering China’s ‘Forgotten’ Bridges” at The Linden Centre, Xizhou, Yunnan.

LISA LEWIS (Haggerty English Language Program) was named NYS TESOL Member of the Month for February 2017.

JAMES PHILLIPS (Haggerty English Language Program) was honored with the 2016 Outstanding ESL Teacher Award by the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) Executive Board. The distinction honors educators who deploy effective and original teaching strategies and promote students’ social, emotional and learning needs, in and out of the classroom.

MARY SAWYER (Teaching & Learning) has received a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Writing Project for her project, “2017-18 National Writing Project College Ready Writers Program SEED-prof development in a high-need middle/high school.”