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Faculty and Staff Updates for November

Fall updates from faculty across campus.

Dr. Ximena Catepillán, professor emerita, Mathematics, was elected as chair of the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America and Dr. Antonia Cardwell, associate professor, Mathematics was elected as Electronic Resources Coordinator for the same group. They will begin serving in their positions on Jan. 1, 2022, three-year terms that will extend until December 31, 2024.

Dr. Dennis Downey, professor of History emeritus, recently gave a talk, “The Lynching of Zachariah Walker: Death in a Pennsylvania Steel Town.” The talk was given for the Chester County History Center. More than 250 people attended.

Dr. Leslie Gates, associate professor, Art and Design, was honored as a storyteller by the PA Conference for Women which, “celebrate[s] women who are discovering new ways to infuse joy into their communities, their workplace, and their families.” She’s featured in the video for her Zoom sketches: https://www.paconferenceforwomen.org/storytellers/.

Dr. Judy Halden-Sullivan, professor, English & Modern Languages, recently published “A Three-Part Exchange on Stephen Ratcliffe’s Poetry and Thinking” in “Dichtung Yammer,” an on-line journal of innovative poetics.

Dr. Justin Mando, associate professor, assistant chair, English & World Languages, recently published a book.” Fracking and the Rhetoric of Place – How We Argue from Where We Stand” is now available. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793620873/Fracking-and-the-Rhetoric-of-Place

Drs. Karen Rice and Heather Girvin, both from the School of Social Work, recently had their book on using a human rights-based approach to short term study abroad published. The book is the result of over 10 years of research and practice to identify and develop an approach to short term study abroad that empowers, respects, collaborates, and builds capacity in host communities rather than exploit, harm, and foster colonialism, imperialism, and ethnocentrism. The eBook and softcover print book “Human Rights-Based Approach to Short-Term Study Abroad,” are now available –  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-87421-6.

Dr. Miriam Witmer, assistant professor, Educational Foundations recently reported that Millersville University’s Color of Teaching Mentoring Program and Project Teacher Development are both featured in the newly released PA Educator Diversity Consortium’s Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline Toolkit. Dr. Jeffrey Wimer, associate professor, Wellness and Sport Sciences, worked with Witmer on developing the Project Teacher Development.


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