Sharon Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education

Sharon Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education, was a member of a panel of past presidents of the Northeastern Educational Research Association titled “Strategies for Writing and Dissemination: Publishing Is Not Rocket Science; You CAN Do It,” at the association’s 40th annual conference, held in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, October 21–23. The panel, chaired by NERA President Kristen Huff, was stimulated by Huff’s visit to Buffalo State in March 2009.


Robert Delprino, Associate Professor, Psychology

Robert Delprino, associate professor, Psychology, presented research, “Are Mental Health Professionals the Best Choice for Helping First Responders Recover from Trauma?” at the 8th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 5–8.


Kimberly Hart, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Kimberly Hart, assistant professor, presented two lectures in October in Istanbul based on her forthcoming article in American Ethnologist, “The Orthodoxization of Ritual Practice in Western Anatolia” 36 (4), November 2009, at the American Research Institute in Turkey and Koc University, Department of Sociology.


Dwight Hennessy and Stephen Schwartz

Dwight Hennessy, associate professor, Psychology; and Stephen Schwartz, coordinator of coaching training programs and assistant to the dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences, published their article, “Influence of Instrumental Motives and Daily Hassles on Spectator Aggression at Little League Baseball Games,” in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics 4 (2). The article was based on their research of parental behavior at Little League Baseball games.


Yanick Jenkins, Director, Educational Opportunity Program

Yanick Jenkins, director, Educational Opportunity Program, chaired a panel discussion titled “Critical Identities Formed at the Crossroads of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Spirituality and Intersecting with Education, Administrators, Educators, and Students” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association’s 40th annual conference in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, October 21–23.


Michael Johnson, Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages

Michael Johnson, associate professor, Modern and Classical Languages, presented a one-hour workshop, “Digging Down to the Roots: Loosening the Soil around Scientific Terminology,” at the 46th annual Fall Institute of the Classical Association of the Empire State in Saratoga Springs, New York, October 22–24.


Tracy P. Johnson, Senior Academic Adviser, Educational Opportunity Program

Tracy P. Johnson, senior academic adviser, Educational Opportunity Program, presented her research, “Critical Identities Formed at the Crossroads of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Spirituality and Intersecting with Education, Administrators, Educators, and Students,” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association’s 40th annual conference in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, October 21–23.


Meg Knowles, Assistant Professor, Communication

Meg Knowles, assistant professor, Communication, presented the paper “Oral History and Autobiography in Termite TV’s ‘Life Stories’ Project” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Oral History Association, held in Louisville, Kentucky, October 14–18.


Awilda E. Ramos Zagarrigo, Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education

Awilda E. Ramos Zagarrigo, assistant professor, Exceptional Education, presented a one-hour session titled “Co-Teaching: Two Heads Are Better Than One!” with Kimberly A. Leavitt-Noble, assistant professor of education, Canisius College, at the 56th annual convention of the New York State Council for Exceptional Children, held in Niagara Falls, New York, on October 23 and 24.