Research Update – September 2017

Publication award: Dr. Gloria Clark, associate professor of humanities and Spanish, received an Honorable Mention designation for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award for her article titled “Juan Ruiz de Alarcón: Impairment as Empowerment in Early Modern Spain,” published in the March 2016 issue of Hispania. Hispania, the official journal of AATSP, a national organization with about 8,800 members, was recently ranked as one of the top high-impact journals in Latin American Studies.

Advisory board appointment: Sue Copella, director of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, has been appointed to the advisory board of Penn State’s new program in Applied Demography. The board will provide guidance about future directions for the program and how to better serve applied demographers worldwide, aiding in the process of developing a program of excellence for the University.

Essay publication: Dr. Ellen Stockstill, assistant professor of English, published an essay titled “Rescuing England: The Rhetoric of Imperialism and the Salvation Army” for The Public Domain Review, an online journal publishes pieces on materials in the public domain. Stockstill’s essay discusses how William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, placed the ideas and language of colonialism at the heart of his vision for what has become one of the most well-known non-profit organizations in the world.

Faculty member presentation: Dr. Martha Strickland, associate professor of education, presented her paper “Networked Construction of Immigrant Parenting: Stories of Inclusion and Dissent within U.S. Neoliberal Education Practices" at the biannual conference of the European Research Network about parents in education in Roehampton University, London U.K. in July.

Faculty interview: Dr. Matthew Woessner, associate professor of political science and public policy, was recently cited in two well-known media outlets. He was interviewed by USA Today for an article on the new Pew Poll on Republicans in higher education and he was featured in The New Republic article “Liberals Can’t Ignore the Right’s Hatred for Academia."