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Faculty Scholarship & Creative Activity

CCSU faculty consider teaching as their first calling. They are also remarkable scholars and artists. Here is a sampling of scholarly and creative activity during the past year.


Professors of Reading and Language Arts Helen Abadiano (editor), Jesse Turner, Lynda Valerie (associate editors), Teachers as Literacy Leaders: Bringing About Change in Communities. NERAJ.

Professor of Sociology Stephen Adair, “The Commodification of Information and Social Inequality.” Critical Sociology 36(No. 2): 243-263.

Professor of Anthropology Abigail Adams, Co-editor with Dr. Timothy Smith, After the Coup: 1954 Guatemalan Coup, History, and Anthropological Reflections. University of Illinois Press.

Associate Professor of Psychology Carrie Andreoletti, “The content and consequences of age stereotypes.” In J. C. Cavanaugh & C. K. Cavanaugh (Eds.), Aging in America: Vol. 1. psychological aspects of aging (pp. 135-155). Praeger.

Associate Professor of Physical Education and Human Performance Jan Bishop, Fitness Through Aerobics, 8th ed. Benjamin Cummings Publishers.

Assistant Professor of History Kate McGrath, “Royal Madness and the Law: The Role of Anger in Representations of Royal Authority in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Texts.” In Medieval Madness and Law, edited by Wendy Turner, 123-145. Brill.

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Raymond “Chip” Tafrate, Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life, Impact.

Associate Professor of History John Tully, Ireland and Irish Americans, 1932-1945: The Search for Identity, Irish Academic Press

Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Human Performance Mike Voight, Mental Toughness Training for Basketball, Coaches Choice Publishers.

Associate Professor of Finance Zakri Bello, The Volatility of Equity Mutual Fund Returns,” North American Journal of Finance and Banking Research.

Professor of Educational Leadership Karen Beyard, L. Torrs-Rodriguez, M.B. Goldstein, “Critical elements of student assistance programs: A qualitative study.” Children and Schools, 32, 93-102.

Professor of History Jay Bergman, Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov, Cornell University Press.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Barbara Clark and Associate Professor of Geography Charles Button, “Sustainability Transdisciplinary Education Model: Interface of art science and the community (STEM).” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Professor of Physics and Earth Sciences Mark Evans, “Progressive Forelandward Tectonic Loading During Growth of the Central Appalachian Fold-and-Thrust Belt: Evidence from Fluid Inclusions,” Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v 41, p.130.

Professors of Psychology Carolyn Fallahi, Carol Austad, Marianne Fallon, and L. Leishman, “Perceptions of the Recent Virginia Tech Tragedy,” Journal of School Violence, 8, 120-135.

Associate Professor of Finance Joseph Farhat, "Market Efficiency in Emerging Markets: Does the Legal System Matter?" Global Journal of Finance and Economics.

Professor of Philosophy Eleanor Godway, “The Crisis of the Personal” Appraisal,” Journal of the Society for Post-Critical and Personalist Studies.

Professor of Philosophy Pablo Iannone, “Globalization and Latin American Thought,” Blackwell Companion to Latin American Philosophy, Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia Schutte, & Otávio Bueno, (eds.). Blackwell.

Professor of Physics and Earth Sciences Kristine Larsen, “12 Websites for Combating the 2012 Hysteria: Resources and Activities for Educators.” The Classroom Astronomer #3:10-13, 2010.

Professors of Psychology Laura Levine and James Conway,Self-other Awareness and Peer Relationships in Toddlers: Gender Comparisons,” Infant and Child Development.

Professor of Modern Languages Antonio García-Lozada, “Identity, Language and Geographical Spaces: Latino Literature in the United States.” Revue Mosella.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Kurt Love and A. DeLeon, “Anarchist Theory as Radical Critique: Challenging Hierarchies and Domination in the Social and “Hard” Sciences. In R. Amster, A. DeLeon, L. Fernandez, A. Nocella & D. Shannon (eds.), Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy. Routledge.

Professor of Psychology Marisa Mealy and WG Stephan, “Empathy in Intergroup Relations.”  In J. M. Levine and M. A. Hogg (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Sage.

Professor of Modern Languages Maria Passaro, “Dal ‘Pascal’ al ‘Kaos’,” Letteratura, America Oggi.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Fiona Pearson,  “TANF Policy and the Erosion of College Access for Low-Income Mothers” in Motherhood at the 21st Century: Experience, Identity, Policy and Agency, edited by Andrea O’Relly. Columbia University Press.

CSU Professor of Teacher Education Timothy Reagan, Language Planning and Language Policy for Sign Languages (vol. 16,  ‘Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series’). Gallaudet University Press.

Assistant Professor of Manufacturing and Construction Management Linda Reeder, Guide to Green Building Rating Systems: Understanding LEED, Green Globes, ENERGY STAR, the National Green Building Standard, and More. John Wiley.

Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Construction Management Ravindra Thamma, “Estimating Position and Orientation of an Unmanned Guided Vehicle with Ultrasound and Radio Frequency Sensing.” Journal of Technology Interface. (Special Edition).

Associate Professor of Special Education Joan Nicoll-Senft and Professor of Teacher Education Susan Seider, “Assessing the Impact of the 4Mat Teaching Model Across Multiple Disciplines in Higher Education. College Teaching, (58)1, 19-27.

Professors of Psychology Bradley M. Waite, and Laura Bowman, Instant Messaging, Multitasking and Media Use of College Youth: Connections to Impulsiveness and Distractibility.” American Journal of Media Psychology.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Jacob Werblow, Robinson, Q.L., & Duesbery, L.,  “Regardless of School Size, School Climate Matters: How Dimensions of School Climate Affect Student Dropout Rate,” in W. Hoy and M. DiPaola’s Analyzing School Contexts (pp. 191-208). Information Age Publishing.

Professor of History Louise Blakeney Williams, “Yeats in 1914: A Cosmopolitan Modernist and the ‘Great Menace of Nationalism’,” in Michael Walsh, ed., London, Modernism, and 1914. Cambridge University Press.

Professor of History Matthew Warshauer, Andrew Jackson in Context. Nova Science Publishers.

Assistant Professor of Manufacturing and Construction Management Haoyu Wang, Frederick W. Werner & Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Construction Management Ravindra Thamma, An Innovative Application of 3D CAD for Human Wrist Ligamentous Injury Diagnosis, International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation.



CSU Professor of Philosophy Felton Best, presented at the Northeast Group on African American Religion Conference, Providence, RI.

Professor of Philosophy David Blitz, presented at the Bertrand Russell Society annual conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Professor of Art Cassandra Broadus-Garcia, presented at National Conferences of the National Association of African-American Studies, National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies and National Association of Asian Studies, in Baton Rouge, LA

Associate Professor of Accounting Cheryl Crespi, presented Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association.

Professor of Psychology Joanne DiPlacido, presented at 31st Annual Meeting of Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Professors of Engineering and Technology Education Michele Dischino, James Delaura, Patrick Foster, and David Sianez, presented at American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Professors of Management Information Systems Marianne D’Onofrio, Tomas Jarmoszko, J Lee-Partridge, and Olga Petkova, presented at Conference on Information Systems Applied Research, Washington, DC.

Professor of Accounting Lawrence Grasso, presented at Lean Accounting Summit, Orlando, FL.

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences Shelly Jones, presented at Annual Meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Washington, DC.

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages Jakub Kazecki, presented at conference on Belief and Disbelief in the Space between 1914-1945, Portland OR.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Audra King, presented at North American Society for Social Philosophy’s 26th International Social Philosophy Conference, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.

Professor of Physics and Earth Sciences Jennifer Piatek, presented at Geographical Society of America—NE/SE Section Conference.

Professor of Educational Leadership Olusegun Sogunro,  presented at the 2nd International Conference on Education, Economy, and Society, Paris, France.

Professor of Biomolecular Sciences Thomas King and E. Adkins, presented at 64th Annual Eastern College Science Conference, Westchester NY.

Professor of Mathematical Sciences Jeffrey McGowan, presented at special session on inverse spectral problems, AMS National Meeting, San Francisco, January 2010.

Professor of Sociology Beth Merenstein, presented at Annual Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA.

Professor of Music Carlotta Parr, presented at the 10th International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME) in Helsinki, Finland.

Professor of Modern Languages Carmela Pesca, presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

Professor of Mathematical Sciences Tom Roman, presented at 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity and Gravitation, Paris, France, July 2009.

Professor of Modern Languages Shizuko Tomoda, presented at Association of Asian Studies New England Regional Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Professor of Reading and Language Arts Kenneth Weiss, presented at Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Charlotte, NC.

Professor of Physics and Earth Sciences Michael Wizevich, presented at Geological Society of American, Portland OR.

Professor of Political Science Diana Cohen, presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.



Associate Professor of Music Brian Kershner, performed the international premiere of his new work, Bagatelles for Clarinet and Bassoon at the July 2009 meeting of the International Double Reed Society in Birmingham, England.

Professor of Music Carl Knox, directed the CCSU Jazz Ensemble at Villanova Jazz Festival competition, earning three Outstanding Soloist awards and 2nd place ensemble.

Professor of Music Pamela Perry, conducted concerts with the University Singers in New Britain, Hartford, and Newtown.

Professor of Music Julie Ribchinsky, principal cellist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony for three performances.

Associate Professor of Theatre Kenneth Mooney, designed critically acclaimed production of “The Lady with all the Answers,” Theatre Works in Hartford, subsequently moved to Capital Rep Theatre, Albany, NY

Associate Professor of Theatre Josh Perlstein, reading of “Gathering Shells” in New York at the Abingdon Theatre in November 2009



Associate Professor of Art Mike Alewitz, ArtUp Gallery, Group Show for the G20 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Professor of Art James Buxton,  Art Works by James Buxton, Dept. of Transportation, Newington, CT

Assistant Professor of Art Tom Edwards, exhibited at Haslem Gallery, Washington DC

Professor of Art Sean Gallagher,  Climate Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, New York. “Prolific Impressions: Printmaking Now” Juried by Kelly Driscoll, Associate Professor of Fine Art, Pratt Institute.

Professor of Mathematical Sciences S. Louise Gould, "Cuboctahedral Symmetries to Travel,"  Joint AMS/MAA Meeting, San Francisco.

Professor of Art Cora Marshall, International Brushstrokes: An Artistic Tapestry of World Cultures by Artists of African Descent, UBS Gallery, Stamford, CT

Professor of Art Mark Strathy, curated Steve DiBenedetto: Recent Paintings. A NY artist who blurs the line between abstraction and narrative.

Professor of Art Ron Todd,  An Exhibition titled Meldings at the Downtown Gallery in New Britain. This exhibition was collaboration with Professor of Music Charles Menoche. It consisted of a video/sound environment.


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