The Sage Colleges faculty members conduct research, write books and peer-reviewed articles for leading journals, and hold leadership roles in professional organizations. Here are some recent highlights.

“To Leave or Stay: Faculty Mobility in the Middle East,” co-written by Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Daniel Alemu, Ph.D., appeared in the International Journal of Education Policy & Leadership in early 2020. “A Path Analysis of Diagnosis of Organizational Levels of Functionality: Implications to Educational Organizations,” co-written by Professor Alemu, appeared in the International Journal of Educational Management in 2019.

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Francesca Durand, Ph.D., presented “The Accreditation Proposal: Reflection and Improvement” at the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation conference in Atlanta in February 2020.

“‘Today I Feel Strong:’ African American Women Overcoming HIV-related Stigma,” coauthored by Associate Professor of Psychology Tameka Gillum, Ph.D., was published in Psychology & Health in April 2020. “Non-consensual Porn as a Form of Intimate Partner Violence: Using the Power and Control Wheel to Understand Nonconsensual Porn Perpetration in Intimate Relationships,” coauthored by Professor Gillum appeared in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse in March.

“The Impossibility of Client-Therapist ‘Match’: Implications and Future Directions for Multicultural Competency,” coauthored by Professor of Psychology Donald Graves, Ph.D., appeared in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling in October 2019. Professor Graves presented “Students Understanding of Plagiarism” to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s annual conference in Denver in October 2019.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Thomas Keane, Ph.D., presented “Mechanism for the Coupled Photochemistry of Ammonia and Acetylene: Implications for Giant Planets, Comets and Interstellar Organic Synthesis” at the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Division of Laboratory Astrophysics virtual conference in April 2020.

Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Associate Professor in Nursing Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D., MPH, MS, FNP, and Assistant Professor of Public Health Dayna Maniccia, DrPh, participated in a webinar, “Preventive & Protective Measures Businesses Can Take to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19,” presented by Hill & Markes wholesale distributors, in April 2020.

Sherman David Spector Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History and Society Steven Leibo, Ph.D., published the 2019-2020 edition of his book East and Southeast Asia. He was reappointed as an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and continues to present on climate change for The Climate Reality Project.

Associate Professor of Law & Society Janel Leone, Ph.D., coauthored “Power and Interpersonal Violence,” a book chapter in Power in Close Relationships from Cambridge University Press.

“The Significance of Sexual Debut in Women’s Lives” by Assistant Professor of Psychology Julie Verette Lindenbaum, Ph.D., and other experts in the fields of sexuality and close relationships, appeared in Current Sexual Health Reports in October 2019.

Professor of Graphic Design Matthew McElligott’s children’s book Do Not Eat the Game, was published by Crown Books/Random House in May 2020

“I Hear You in My Dreams,” by Professor of Psychology Gayle Morse, Ph.D., is forthcoming in Gender and Sexuality, Special Edition: Black, Indigenous, Women of Color Talk Back: Decentering Normative Psychoanalysis, Talking Back, Vol.2.

“Religious Views: English Abbeys in Austen’s Fiction” by Professor of English Tonya Moutry, Ph.D., appeared in Art and Artifact in Austen, published in March by the University of Maryland Press.

“Ethics and Community Psychology” by Lorraine Walker Distinguished Chair in Psychology Patricia O’Connor, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology Gayle Morse, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Psychology Tameka Gillum, Ph.D., is forthcoming in The Cambridge Handbook of Community Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Contextual Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

“North Country and Irish Famine Relief,” by Professor of History Harvey Strum, Ph.D., appeared in the New York History Review in December 2019. “South and Irish Famine Relief” is forthcoming in Southern Studies. He was a panelist at a post-screening discussion of the Soviet War film “The Cranes are Flying,” sponsored by the New Russia Cultural Center and held at the Opalka Gallery in February 2020.

Professor of Occupational Therapy Barbara Thompson, OTD, LCSW, OTR/L, was a panelist for “Covid19: Artful Grief,” a webinar sponsored by the Association for Death Education and Counseling in April 2020. She became a faculty member with the Portland Institute of Grief, Loss and Transition in February. Her chapter titled “The Superpower of the Expressive Arts,” co-authored with Rebekah Near ’02 is forthcoming in the book Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss from Routledge.

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