Arcadia Magazine Winter 2023: Worthy of Note: Arcadia Community Gives Presentations, Have Books and Research Published

By Dan DiPrinzio | January 24, 2023

Several Arcadia community members gave professional presentations and had books and research published in 2022. Below are some of the highlights from our talented faculty.

Chris Goldberg ’05EdD, a graduate of the first Special Education Doctoral cohort in 2005, released his first children’s book, Aliyah and the STEMsational Problem Solvers: What’s Cooking?

The book, for children aged 6 to 11, advocates for STEM education for all, a major push in education. The book addresses the idea of inspiring young girls and students of color, who are vastly underrepresented in the STEM- and STEAM-related fields. The book features an inspiring foreword by Dr. Gladys West, a “Hidden Figure” who was responsible for leading the teams that developed the calculations for what is now the Global Positioning System.

The cover of Aliyah and the STEMsational Problem Solvers: What’s Cooking?

The book is illustrated by two of Dr. Goldberg’s former students he taught in the Interboro (PA) School District. Dr. Goldberg is now an adjunct professor at Temple University, serving as coordinator for Student Teaching in Special Education.   

Dr. Peter Appelbaum, professor of Education and director of Education Studies and Art Education Programs, exhibited “We’re Where? Hear Here: Que’re Queer?” in Queer Ecologies, an indoor and outdoor art exhibition at two sites in Philadelphia.

Dr. Eleonora Bartoli, former director of the graduate program in Counseling, and Dr. Ali Michael, adjunct professor in Psychology, published Our Problem, Our Path: Collective Antiracism for White People (Corwin).

Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, presented “Dust + Dignity: The Sights and Sounds of Resistance in Black Music” at the Newark Public Library’s James Brown African-American Room. He was also part of a panel discussion of Black music’s sonic and visual response to social injustice throughout the years.

Dr. Evan Cohen, associate professor of Physical Therapy, presented at the 22nd Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on the use of blood flow restriction training to improve muscle strength and functional mobility in those with multiple sclerosis. The lecture took place at St. Joseph’s University. 

Dr. Margaret Longacre, associate professor and chair of Public Health; Mary Sweeney, vice president for Human Resources and Employee Experience; and Michele Cygan, director of Compensation and Benefits, spoke at a webinar about oncology caregiving.

Profound experiences with nature are shown to facilitate pro-environmental behavior later in life, according to research co-authored by Dr. Becky Mathers-Lowery, Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher in the USTRIVE program, who co-published “The Power of a Profound Experience With Nature: Living With Meaning” in Frontiers in Psychology.

Dr. Heather McClintock, assistant professor of Public Health, and Brittany Imel ’23MPH, MMS published “Food insecurity and medication restricting behavior among persons with diabetes in the United States” in Nutrition and Health, an online, international, peer-reviewed journal.

Dr. Fabio Oldoni, assistant professor of Forensic Science, and Yoon Jung Yang ’20, ’21MSFS published “American Forensic DNA Practitioners’ Opinion on Activity Level Evaluative Reporting” in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the official journal of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.