Lycoming College faculty share accomplishments

Lycoming College faculty share accomplishments

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In addition to their commitment to teaching and advising, Lycoming College faculty members stay current and active in their respective fields through a variety of research endeavors and participation in professional development opportunities. Recent accomplishments include:

Dr. George Adams, instructor of religion, published "Personalist Spirituality and Buddhist Anatman: Reflections on Contrasting Subjectivities, or, Why I Am Not (Quite) (Yet) a Buddhist" in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 2012.

Lynn Estomin, professor of art, screened her video, Out of Step, at the Bridgefest Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada; Dance on Screen 2012 in Eveleigh, Australia; and the Global Peace Film Festival, in Orlando, Fla. Her work has been included in the juried group exhibition, The End of War, at Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Ariz. In addition, she was selected to create a collaborative artwork for permanent installation in the emergency room of the Williamsport Regional Medical Center and commissioned to design a billboard for the Responsible Drilling Alliance.

Dr. Sascha Feinstien, professor of English, completed a new collection of poems, Ajanata's Ledge, which will be available in November.

Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and Judaic studies and director of the archaeological field school in Cyprus, completed "The Iconography of Goddess Worship in the Ancient Near East," to be released in a forthcoming collection.

Seth Goodman, assistant professor of art, is participating in a two-month Berlin artist residency funded by Lycoming College through a professional development grant. He is one of 10 residents in the program from around the world, including other professors of art from New Zealand, South Korea and Japan. Goodman has also been selected to be a part of volume 17 of Studio Visit Magazine.

Dr. Georg Grassmueck, assistant professor of business administration, presented "The Impact of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling on Pennsylvania Municipal Road Expenditures" in July at a workshop, organized by the Southern Regional Science Association on shale energy, at Bucknell University.

Dr. Sandra Kingery, professor of Spanish, released a book-length translation, The Future and Its Enemies. In Defense of Political Hope, originally a philosophical text by Daniel Innerarity. She also translated four short stories, which were published by the online journal Suelta: "Family Portrait," by Liliana Colanzi, "The Other Man," by Federico Guzmán Rubio, "The Trouble with Having a Rhinoceros," by Claudia Hernández and "Rocacea," by Sofi Richero. In addition, Kingery released one academic publication, "The Evolution of Gender Roles in Alicia Giménez Bartlett's Petra Delicado Series," published in Cambios y conexiones: Latinoamérica y España. This summer, she was accepted to a four-week, all-expense paid artists' residency in Mojácarm, Spain, where she worked on another book-length translation.

Dr. Christopher Kulp, associate professor of astronomy and physics, spent the summer working on his research detecting critical transitions in the combustion process, which has potential applications in various industrial settings in where gas burners are used. Kulp worked with collaborators from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and recent Lycoming graduate, David Surmick '12.

Dr. Michael Smith, assistant professor of mathematical science, and Dr. Charles Mahler, assistant professor of chemistry, spent a week as faculty consultants for the PA3-MSP (Pennsylvania Math and Science Partnership) grant's Immaculata Institute, where they presented workshops integrating content knowledge and teaching ideas to elementary and high school math and science teachers.

Dr. N. J. Stanley, associate professor of theatre, published "Neil LaBute, Vigilante of Violence: An Examination of His Trilogy The Shape of Things, Fat Pig, and Reasons to Be Pretty" in Violence in American Drama: Essays on Its Staging, Meanings and Effects.

In addition, Dr. Sue Gaylor, vice president for administration and planning, was appointed to a second term on the Small Institution's Council for the National Association for College and University Business Officers, which advises the association on programming and issues related specifically to smaller institutions within their membership. She was also one of 12 people chosen for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Periodic Review Working Group, which reviewed and made recommendations for updating the mid-cycle Periodic Review Report as part of the Middle States accreditation process.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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