The Sage Colleges faculty members conduct research, write books and peer-reviewed articles for leading journals, participate in juried art exhibitions and hold leadership roles in professional organizations. Here are some highlights from 2019.
Associate Professor of Theatre David Baecker, MFA, and Instructor of Nutrition Eileen Lindemann, RD, have been named to the first class of CREST fellows. An acronym for Capital Region Engaged Scholar Teacher, the fellowship program is designed to build regional leadership in community-engaged teaching and scholarship through networking, professional development and mentorship.
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Debra Collette, OTD, OTR/L, and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Becky Bernhardt, OTD, OTR, C/NDT presented “A Pilot Survey and Review of the Use of the iPad During Intervention With Adult Clients” and “Level I Fieldwork Practice in the Home Setting: Informing Occupation-Based Practice” at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans in April 2019. Bernhardt reviewed and scored presentation and poster submissions for consideration for the 2020 AOTA conference and was elected to serve as the New York representative to the AOTA through 2022. The state representatives participate in the policy making decisions for the national occupational therapy association.
Assistant Professor of Public Health Dayna Maniccia, DrPH, and Associate Professor of Law & Society Janel Leone, Ph.D., published a theoretical framework and protocol for the evaluation of Strong Through Every Mile – a running program for survivors of intimate partner violence in New York’s Capital Region – in the journal BMC Public Health in June 2019.
Ghost Writer, a collection of poems by Associate Professor of Art History Melody Davis, Ph.D., was published in April 2019 by Broadstone Books and her ebook, Sentiment and Irony: The Stereoscopic Treasures of F. G. Weller was published on the Scaler platform in July 2019.
Management Dean Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D., MPA, RD, has been retained by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to evaluate its Gulf Research Program. She is also part of a W.K. Kellogg Foundation-supported project to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Akayè, Haiti.
Professor of Graphic Design Matthew McElligott’s children’s book, Mad Scientist Academy: The Ocean Disaster, was published by Crown Books in July 2019 and Do Not Eat the Game will be published by Penguin Random House in May 2020.
Professor of Psychology Gayle Morse, Ph.D., is a coauthor of “‘We Need to Make Action NOW, to Help Keep the Language Alive’: Navigating Tensions of Engaging Indigenous Educational Values in University Education,” which appeared in the American Journal of Community Psychology in August 2019, and of “Weaving American Indian Topics into Psychology,” a chapter in Integrating Multiculturalism and Intersectionality Into the Psychology Curriculum: Strategies, published by the American Psychological Association in April 2019. She spoke about environmental toxins and elders at the APA’s I am Psyched for Healthy Aging event in Washington, D.C., in October 2019 and with Assistant Professor of Psychology Donald Graves, Ph.D., presented a pilot study to examine psychological and neuropsychological outcomes and a detoxification program for Gulf War illness at the Military Health Systems Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida, in August 2019. Morse and Graves’ manuscript (with research partners at from the University at Albany and University of Toronto), titled “A Detoxification Intervention for Gulf War Illness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial” is forthcoming in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English Tonya Moutray, Ph.D., has been awarded a Durham University (England) Residential Library Visiting Fellowship for June 2020. She presented “Farming the Future: Agrarian Stewardship and the Community of St. Mary (Eastern Province), New York and Malawi” at the History of Women Religious in Britain and Ireland conference at the University of London in June 2019 and “Remembering Sacred Space: Convent Writing and the French Revolution” at the International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies conference at the University of Edinburgh in July 2019.
Mothers Work: Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children and Working for Social Change by Professor of Sociology Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Ph.D., was published in September by Lexington Books.
Assistant Professor of Physical Education Peter Stapleton, Ph.D., is leading Sage’s involvement in a project to implement an e-cigarette prevention program in local middle schools and high schools during the 2019-2020 academic year. The project is supported by a $39,500 grant from the CVS Foundation.
Professor of Occupational Therapy Barbara Thompson, OTD, LCSW, OTR/L delivered the keynote address, “The Creative Imagination and Expressive Arts in Coping with Grief And Loss,” at the International Conference on Death, Dying and Bereavement, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in June 2019.