What do snail isotopes, a Seneca storyteller named Jesse Cornplanter, the menus on cruise ships, sleep podcasts and sinkholes in Louisiana all have in common? We won’t keep you guessing – all are topics that SUNY Oneonta teachers and staff are spotlighting to help us engage in learning and research in our classrooms, lecture halls and beyond.
“Scholarship makes us better teachers, and our students benefit,” says Dr. Tracy Allen, Dean for School of Sciences, SUNY Oneonta. “Being referred to as a teacher scholar is one of the truly highest compliments one can give us. SUNY Oneonta is a community of teacher scholars.”
The Life of the Mind XIV, held on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Morris Conference Center, gave students, staff and faculty the opportunity to inspire and celebrate learning in a collaborative environment. With 86 faculty participants sharing 46 presentations, it was a room filled with conversation on wide-ranging topics from costume design to the dwarf planet Haumea to a search for the American eel.
On the evening of Nov. 16, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Enrique Morales-Diaz hosted the Community of Scholars reception at the Otsego Grille in Morris to recognize the four 2023 Scholars of the Year.
Heather Stalter is a librarian with the Reference and Special Collections at the Milne Library. She has designed unique presentations for the Battle of the Books/Library Club-Cooperstown Central School and the Four County Library System.
Barbara Vokatis is an associate professor in Elementary Education and Reading at the School of Education, Human Ecology and Sports Studies. She has authored pieces entitled “The Perceived Benefits of Coaching in an Online Pilot Program” which appeared in the Literary Practice and Research, and another entitled “Collaborative Inquiry for Knowledge Building Among Children in Clinical Courses at the Master’s Level at an American College in New York State: A Descriptive Case Study” which appeared in Chowanna. And she co-authored a contribution entitled “The Perceived Benefits of Coaching in Online Literacy Clinics” which appears within the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
Carey Fitzgerald is an assistant professor of Psychology with the School of Sciences. He frequently co-authors with a focus on experimental methods in sexual psychology, inclusive fitness theory and predicting online infidelity that appear in Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Sexual Psychology, Vol. 1: Foundations, The Oxford Handbook of Infidelity and Evolutionary Psychological Science 8.
Adam Kent is an associate professor of music at the School of Liberal Arts and Business. His extensive list of music performances have taken place around the world, including at the Foundation for Iberian Music at CUNY Graduate Center, The Burgos International Festival of Music, Conservatorio de Musica Antonio de Cabezon, Burgos, Spain, Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation in White Plains, NY, Universidad del Valle Arts Center, Uni Valle, Cali, Colombia, Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, and the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. He also has a commercial recording released in July 2022 entitled Tania Leon: Teclas de Mi Piano with Albany Records.