Faculty Achievements 2016-17

  • Our professors not only serve as mentors for our students but also are experts in their field. Each year, they publish articles, books, book chapters and translations in their chosen research. These are their publications for the 2016-17 academic year.


    Nancy McCabe

    Following Disasters: A Novel. Outpost 19, October 2016.

    Editorial Boards

    Yong-Zhuo Chen

    Editorial Board, Journal of Nonlinear Functional Analysis

    Editorial Board, The Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Applications

    David Soriano

    Editorial Board, Letters in Drug Design and Discovery

    Editorial Board, Current Medicinal Chemistry

    Special Awards

    John Crawford

    Nationality Rooms Program John G. Bowman Faculty Grant, University of Pittsburgh

    Joshua Groffman

    Grant to fund the production of Unfinished: an Opera, Arts Mid-Hudson

    Shelly Klinek

    University/College Physical Education Teacher of the Year, PA State Association of Health, PE, Recreation & Dance

    Elected Positions in Professional Organizations

    Helma de Vries-Jordan

    Chair, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Caucus of theAmerican Political Science Association

    Member, American Political Science Association Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and

    Transgender Individuals in the Profession

    Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Creative Works

    Marius Buliga

    Andrew Abboud, Qi Mi, Ava Puccio, David Okonkwo, Marius Buliga, Gregory Constantine, Yoram Vodovotz

    — Inflammation Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Humans: Insights from Data-Driven and Mechanistic Models

    into Survival and Death, Frontiers in Pharmacology, published on September 27, 2016, doi: 10.3389 fphar.2016.00342.

    Gregory Constantine, Marius Buliga, Qi Mi, Florica Constantine, Andrew Abboud, Ruben Zamora, Ava Puccio,

    David Okonkwo, Yoram Vodovotz — Dynamic Profiling: Modeling the Dynamics of Inflammation and Predicting Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury Patient, Frontiers in Pharmacology, published on November 1, 2016, doi: 10.3389/fphar.2016.00383.

    Helma de Vries-Jordan

    de Vries-Jordan, Helma G. E. (2016). “LGBT Activism in Western Europe.” In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia

    of Gender and Sexuality Studies, edited by Nancy Naples, Renee C. Hoogland, Maithree Wickramasinghe, and Wai

    Ching Angela Wong, 1–7. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/ 9781118663219.wbegss689

    Lisa Fiorentino

    Clark, D., Martin, C., Chung, T., Gordon, A., Fiorentino, L., Tootell, M., & Rubio, D. (2016). Screening for Underage Drinking and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition Alcohol Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care Practice. The

    Journal of Pediatrics, 173, 214–220.

    Joshua Groffman

    Unfinished: an Opera, Vital Opera, Summer 2016

    Nancy McCabe

    “Donde Esta el Bano? Bathrooms in Literature,” Ploughshares Online, March 2016.

    “Sparks,” Louisville Review, Spring 2016.

    “Roadkill Roundup: Wildlife as Metaphor,” Ploughshares Online, April 2016.

    Review of Joe Gisondi’s Monster Trek, Ploughshares Online, Spring 2016.

    “Laura Ingalls Wilder and Samuel Worthen Ingalls: Discovering the Roots of Favorite Childhood Books in Cuba,

    NY,” Ploughshares Online, May 2016.

    “From ‘Unlearned Poet’ to ‘Untutored Housewife’: Laura Ingalls Wilder and Samuel Worthen Ingalls,” Little House

    on the Prairie website, Ed Friendly Productions, May 2016.

    “A Setting Out of a Horror Story: Reverse Mirdered at the Red Rim Motel,” Ploughshares Online, June 2016.

    “An Angel Choir, Titans of Industry, and a Writers’ Festival: Western New York’s Chautauqua Institution,”

    Ploughshares Online, July 2016.

    “Looking for Anne of Green Gables in Prince Edward Island,” Ploughshares Online, August 2016.

    Review of Sherrie Flick’s Whiskey, Etc.: Short (Short) Stories, Ploughshares Online, Summer 2016.

    “Mark Twain and Literary Caves,” Ploughshares Online, September 2016.

    “‘A Big Book for People to Wander Inside’: The Appeal of Writers’ Houses,” Ploughshares Online, October


    “Coming of Age with Nancy Drew,” The Nancy Drew Anthology, Silver Birch Press, 2016.

    “Breathing on Your Own: How to Overcome that Nasal Spray Addiction,” Punctuate, October 2016.

    “Just Mercy: Visiting a Local Prison with Former Death Row Inmate Anthony Ray Hinton,” Ploughshares

    Online, November 2016.

    “Detaching,” Fugue, Fall 2016.

    “Clearing off the Cobwebs: Seneca Falls, New York and the First Women’s Rights Convention,” Ploughshares

    Online, December 2016.

    “Honeymoon Reservations,” Mud Season Review, Fall 2016.

    “Growing Up Writing,” Spalding MFA Blog, February 2017.

    “The Thing with Feathers: My Five Years at a Small Church College,” The Guardians of Mediocrity: How Universities

    Use Tenure Denial to Thwart Change, Creativity, and Intellectual Innovation, Foiled Crown Books, 2017.

    Duane Mitchell

    Mitchell, D. E. (2016). Causes of organizational conflict. In A. Farzmand (Eds.), Global encyclopedia of public

    administration, public policy, and governance (pp. 1–5). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

    AG. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3077-1

    Timothy Ziaukas

    “Troubled with Desire in 19th Century Pittsburgh: The Journals of Wilson Howell Carpenter,” Western Pennsylvania

    History, Vol. 99, No. 3, Fall 2016.

    Exhibitions & Creative Works

    Joshua Groffman

    Unfinished: An Opera, National Opera Center, New York, NY, August 2016

    Unfinished: An Opera, Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook, NY, August 2016

    Landscapes, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY, June 2016

    Pained in the blue seat, pained in the red seat, Fordham University, New York, NY, April 2016

    Eight miniatures for horn and bassoon, New Paltz, NY, April 2016

    Music from elsewhere: flute, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, March 2016

    Shelly Klinek

    Archery and Autism in the Community Project, SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Education) America, Boston,

    MA, March 2017

    Anna Lemnitzer

    Repsychling, curated by Vida Sabbaghi, Cope NYC, Pfizer Building, NYC, November 16–December 16, 2016,


    PA Wilds Art Invitational, Lynn Hall, Port Allegany, PA, October 1–31, juried.

    PennBrad Oil Museum’s Exhibition Fundraiser, Bradford, PA, April 2, 2016, invitational.

    CICA International Experimental Film and Video Exhibition, CICA Museum, South Korea, March 16–20, 2016 along

    with Jake Moore and Dillon Chapman, juried.

    Klaus Wuersig

    Toward a more practical Engineering Curriculum — A Sequel, PAEE (2016), University of Minho, Guimaraes,

    Portugal, July 2016