Faculty Accomplishments: College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, had her translations of five poems from The Splintered Face: Tsunami Poems, by the Sri Lankan poet, Indran Amirthanayagam, published by Progetto Babele Rivista Letteraria on September 18, 2018. Case translated the poems from English into Italian.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, edited a peer-reviewed cluster on "Feminist modernist digital humanities" for the third issue of the journal, Feminist Modernist Studies, published on September 7, 2018. She also co-wrote the introduction to the cluster with the journal's editor, Cassandra Laity (University of Tennessee, Knoxville).

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, had an interview published in the German magazine, Next on September 6, 2018. The article, "Return of the machine age," written by Sonny and Gabrielle Klawitter, discusses survival strategies for surviving this era of rapid technological change.

Terese Coe, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had her poem, "A Posteriori," published by miCRo, the Cincinnati Review's website for short poems, on September 5, 2018.

John Misak, D.A., assistant professor of English, published a research article, "A (Virtual) Bridge Not Too Far: Teaching Narrative Sense of Place with Virtual Reality," in Computers and Composition on August 28, 2018. The article discuses how virtual reality can be used to teach writing and literature.

Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recently edited the book, Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health, published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 13, 2018. The book brings together scholars working in disability studies, mad studies, feminist theory, Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, Jewish literature, queer studies, American studies, trauma studies, and comics to create an intersectional community of scholarship in literary disability studies of mental health. The volume addresses the under-representation of madness and psychiatric disability in the field of disability studies, which traditionally focuses on physical disability, and explores the controversies and the common ground among disability studies, anti-psychiatric discourses, mad studies, graphic medicine, and health/medical humanities.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, was invited to join the Board of Editorial Advisors of Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretations, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Textual Scholarship on August 12, 2018.

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, has had her book of erasure poetry, Erasure, Syria, based upon newspaper coverage of the war in Syria, published by Recto y Verso Editions on August 10, 2018.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was featured on WNYC's syndicated show and podcast Soundcheck on August 10, 2018. The segment, "NYC-Based Spanglish Fly Leads the Boogaloo Revival," includes an in-studio performance by Goldman's Latin music group Spanglish Fly, interspersed with host John Schaefer interviewing Goldman about Latin music history. Goldman's music project is corollary to his NYIT Latino/a culture courses and research and writing​ about Latin/Puerto Rican music and culture in the USA.