Arcadia University News


December 18, 2018

Dr. Siskind Organizes Urban History Association Conference

Dr. Peter Siskind , associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, assistant professor of History, and executive director of the Urban History Association (UHA), was a primary organizer of UHA’s Ninth Biennial Conference, held in Columbia, S.C. from Oct. 18 to 21. More than 400 scholars...

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December 12, 2018

Dr. Shandell Featured on African American Studies Podcast for Book

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor and co-director of Theater Arts, was featured in an episode of the "New Books on African American Studies" podcast. Dr. Shandell discussed his new novel, T he American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , which unpacks the legacy of the American...

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November 30, 2018

Dr. McClure Contributes to Guidelines for Concussion Treatment

Dr. Phil McClure , professor and chair of Physical Therapy, was featured in Business Wire ’s “MedRisk’s ISAB Creates Guidelines for Treating Concussion Symptoms,” an article analyzing the first vestibular therapy guidelines for workers suffering from concussions. Dr. McClure is an advisor to...

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October 22, 2018

Dr. Oatis Featured in Wiley’s Research Headlines

Dr. Carol Oatis , professor of Physical Therapy, published her research on Total Knee Replacement therapy with Wiley’s Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Oatis’ research, "Characteristics of Usual Physical Therapy post Total Knee Replacement (TKO) and Their Associations with Functional Outcomes,"...

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August 14, 2018

Dr. Riggan Co-Authors Article on Eritrean Refugees

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, recently co-authored the article ””We Can’t Go Home”: What Does Peace Mean for Eritrean Refugees?” The piece was published Aug. 1 on the pan-african news site African Arguments, and addresses the delicate position of...

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August 2, 2018

‘Moore’ Findings on Multitasking

Dr. Katherine Moore , assistant professor of Psychology, published research on the limitations of multitasking in the April 2018 issue of Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics . “ Practice reduces set-specific capture costs only superficially ” is part of Dr. Moore’s growing body of research...

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August 1, 2018

Heads or Tails: Psychology Faculty ‘Flip’ Over Cellphones in Class

By Nicole Gieselman ’19 Two Arcadia faculty members are turning heads with a new method of eliminating unnecessary cellphone use in classrooms: positive reinforcement. “It can be really disheartening, as a professor, when you put so much time and effort into your course, and you see students on...

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July 30, 2018

Dr. Campbell Named 2018 Norman Johnston Fellow

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education, has started an ambitious project to connect leadership, music, and social justice with the help of the highly competitive Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Campbell’s project, “Dust + Dignity...

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June 27, 2018

Elliott Joins CUPA-HR Board

Senior HR Specialist David Elliott was appointed member-at-large on the Eastern Regional Board of Directors for the College and University Professionals Association of Higher Education (CUPA-HR). Starting in July, Elliott will represent Arcadia at the regional level while addressing workplace...

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June 19, 2018

Dr. Rosoff Presents Research in London, Honored by Alumnae Association

Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate studies Dr. Nancy Rosoff has received several honors this summer. Moving through school: The role of sociability in British and American school and college stories, a research paper that Dr. Rosoff wrote in collaboration with Stephanie Spencer, professor of the...

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June 14, 2018

Dr. Brasof, Peterson '16 Publish Research on Youth Court

Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof and Special Education graduate Kate Peterson ‘16 published their research on student discipline in urban schools on May 9 in Psychology in the School . Titled “Creating procedural justice and legitimate authority within school discipline systems...

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May 15, 2018

Psychology Students, Alumni, Dr. Brown Publish on Natural Talent and Hard Work

Psychology students Katie Jobson ’18 and Jennifer Link ’18 , along with alumna Nicole Troy ’16 and Dr. Christina Brown , associate professor of Psychology, published their research, “Contextual and personal determinants of preferring success attributed to natural talent or striving,” with the...

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May 15, 2018

Reale Reads Original Work at Calandra Institute’s Italian Poetry Series

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian, read from her Birds of Sicily (2017) collection during the VIA/Italian Americana Night of Poetry at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College in New York City on April 20. Birds of Sicily , which explores the...

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May 9, 2018

Dr. Craik Presents Keynote Speech on Health Care and Physical Therapy

Dr. Rebecca Craik , dean of the College of Health Sciences, presented the keynote address at the sixth annual Southeast District Combined Sections Meeting on April 14 at Thomas Jefferson University. Her speech, “Still Not Satisfied,” was an update to her 2005 Mary McMillian address that examined...

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May 8, 2018

Quigley Brown Receives Outstanding Instruction Award

Clare Quigley Brown , adjunct professor of English, received the COCE Award for Outstanding Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). SNHU noted that Brown’s personalized instruction and classroom innovation has allowed her students to thrive. She broadens her online classes...

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May 3, 2018

Dr. Lee, Wentz ’18M Publish on Chinese Students Experience in American Society

Dr. Hsin-Hau (Cathy) Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, and Bethany Wentz ’18M , Counseling graduate student, published “Evaluation of a Pilot School-Based Group for Mandarin-Speaking Minors” in the International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. The article examines Mandarin-...

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April 24, 2018

Reale Publishes New Book on the Perception of University Librarians

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian, published “The Indispensable Academic Librarian: Teaching and Collaborating for Change,” a new book that challenges the way academic librarians are perceived within their institutions and discusses becoming a proactive educator and...

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April 12, 2018

Dr. Deshpande’s Book Takes a Critical Look at World Cinema

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande ’s first book, World Cinema: A Critical Introduction , explores the depth and complexity of global film and serves as blueprint to transform casual encounters with film into systemic inquiries of world cinema. Co-authored with Meta Mazaj '97 , cinema studies lecturer at the...

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April 2, 2018

Betts Highlighted as Inspiration to Poetry Students

Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of English, was featured in Chestnut Hill Local on March 21 for her role as a mentor and inspiration to budding poets. The article noted that many of Betts’ students have gone on to publish their poetry, and one was even named Poet Laureate of Montgomery County...

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March 22, 2018

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Presents on Gender Nonconforming Students at Diversity Officers Conference

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of Education, presented “From Personal to Professional to Political: How Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child Changed Me, My Profession, and the World Around Me” at the 12th annual Conference of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher...

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March 15, 2018

Dr. Ferrell Presents at College Art Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose: Jay DeFeo’s Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War San Francisco” at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 21. Dr. Ferrell explored women artists in post-war...

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