Faculty News Features

We are excited to share some of the accomplishments of our faculty that have been featured by major media outlets. Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order with the most recent first. Faculty: If you have a project that may merit major media coverage, contact Associate Director of Communication Kim MacLeod.

Christine Storrie

Christine L. Storrie

Ask the Experts: Best Hotel Credit Cards
Oct. 21, 2021

Even the best hotel credit cards usually aren’t among the best or most popular cards overall. Dr. Storrie explains why and gives other details on hotel credit cards.

Chris Karmosky

Chris Karmosky

Average Cost of Flood Insurance 2021
Sept. 9, 2021

With sea levels rising, the risk of flooding is becoming a more prominent worry for homeowners in the future. Dr, Karmosky, assistant professor of Meteorology and Climatology, offers some measures people can take to mitigate the effects of flooding today.

Matthew Hendley

Matt Hendley

What if the U.S. Followed the Westminster Parliamentary Model?
Apr. 5, 2021

Matthew Hendley, professor of history at SUNY Oneonta, delves into the contrasting styles of governance. In his segment, Dr. Hendley considers what the U.S. government would be like if it was more like the United Kingdom's parliamentary system.

Jim Mills

Jim Mills

The US has never had much of a pilgrimage tradition
Mar. 24, 2021

The pandemic has curtailed religious tourism for many. Jim Mills, associate professor of geography and environmental sustainability at SUNY Oneonta, suggests the U.S. has never had a tradition of pilgrimages, but that they could be an opportunity for healing.

Brian Lowe

Brian Lowe

Conspiracy Theories
Mar. 17, 2021

Conspiracy theories continue to run rampant in today’s public sphere. Brian Lowe, professor of sociology at SUNY Oneonta, looks into why.

Valerie Rapson

Valerie Rapson

Astronomy with Dr. Valerie Rapson
March 3, 2021

Dr. Rapson answers radio listeners' questions about all things related to astronomy.

Richard Barberio

Richard Barberio

What Can Scandal Tell Us About Presidential Power
Jan. 19, 2021

U.S. Presidents have a long history of scandals. Richard Barberio, associate professor of political science at SUNY Oneonta, looks into these profligations to investigate presidential power.

Valerie Rapson

Valerie Rapson

Astronomy with Dr. Valerie Rapson
February 3, 2021

Dr. Rapson answers radio listeners' questions about all things related to astronomy.

Gretchen Sorin

Gretchen Sorin

Driving while Black
Nov. 23, 2020

Gretchen Sorin, SUNY distinguished service professor at the Cooperstown Graduate Program, explores how Black Americans have had a different experience with cars.


Philip Sirianni

The result of taxing carbon emissions
Jun. 12, 2020

What happens when carbon emissions are taxed? Philip Sirianni, associate professor of economics, explores how our neighbor has fared with this policy in place.

James Mills

James Mills

Pilgrimages could save the environment
Jun. 11, 2020

Pilgrimages could save the environment. James Mills, assistant professor of geography and environmental sustainability, explores how.

Tyra Olstad

Tyra Olstad

How we value landscapes
Jun. 10, 2020

Empty landscapes can be a haven for other forms of life. Tyra Olstad, assistant professor of geography and environmental sustainability, says we should value these spaces.

Trevor Fuller

Trevor Fuller

What is environmental justice?
Jun, 9, 2020

Trevor Fuller, associate professor of geography and environmental sustainability, explains.

Greg Fulkerson

Greg Fulkerson

Urbanization, urban dependency and urbanormativity
Jun. 8, 2020

The world is getting more and more urban. Greg Fulkerson, associate professor of sociology, explains why an urban world will still depend on rural areas.


Bharath Ramkumar

Fast Fashion: Food isn’t the only product treatable as disposable in our society
Oct. 28, 2019

Bharath Ramkumar, professor of human ecology at SUNY Oneonta, explores fast fashion.


Jacqueline Bruscella

Do you say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
Dec. 25, 2018

Jacqueline Bruscella, assistant professor of communication at SUNY Oneonta, says your choice may depend on your speech community.


Lambrianos Nikiforidis

Do parents have a favorite child?
Jul. 19, 2018

Lambrianos Nikiforidis, assistant professor of marketing at SUNY Oneonta, explains how bias for the same sex may be what drives this decision.

Tracey Betsinger

Tracy Betsinger

Vampires are more than just Dracula
Oct. 31, 2017

Tracy Betsinger, associate professor in the department of anthropology at SUNY Oneonta, looks into a different European vampire legend.


Sallie Han

Material Culture and Pregnancy
Jan. 31, 2014

Dr. Sallie Han of the State University of New York Oneonta discusses what the items we accumulate during pregnancy say about our culture.


Brian Lowe

Analyzing "Big Data"
Aug. 5, 2013

Dr. Brian Lowe of the State University of New York Oneonta explains why "Big Data" is becoming a focus of academic inquiry.


Jacqueline Bennett

Green Chemical Manufacturing
Jul. 25, 2011

Dr. Jacqueline Bennett of SUNY Oneonta explains her discovery of a novel and greener process of chemical production.

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