Academics, Publications & Research

Academics, Publications & Research reports on the professional activities, achievements, and stories of members of the Allegheny community.

Pinnow to be published, awarded fellowship

Professor of History Ken Pinnow’s article “From All Sides: Interdisciplinary Knowledge, Scientific Collaboration, and the Soviet Criminological Laboratories of the 1920s” has been accepted for publication in Slavic Review. Pinnow also was awarded a Short-term Jordan Center Fellowship at New York University. He will spend a month next summer in New York City researching the […] Read More

Bartlett serving as chair of Northwestern PA Alliance for Response

Alan Bartlett, systems librarian at Pelletier Library, has been serving in 2016 as the Chairman of the Northwestern PA Alliance for Response. He was part of the original steering committee that started this regional group in 2012. On September 20th Alan was part of the Alliance for Response Panel Discussion at the Pennsylvania Cultural Response […] Read More

Hart published in journal

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart’s guest-edited roundtable of veterans’ voice was published in Volume 16 of the journal Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture:

Reed, Hart participate in Naylor Workshop

Writing consultant Jessica Reed ’18 was competitively selected to participate in the Naylor Workshop for Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies at York College of Pennsylvania, an interactive workshop that brings together undergraduate researchers, graduate students, and faculty mentors to advance the work of new participants in the field of writing studies. Reed is conducting research on […] Read More

Cosdon co-leads graduate sessions

At this summer’s meeting of the American Theatre and Drama Society, Associate Professor of Communication Arts/Theatre Mark Cosdon co-led sessions for graduate students dedicated to teaching in a liberal arts college and the tenure/promotion process. Cosdon serves on the board of the American Theatre and Drama Society. Recently, he joined the advisory board of the […] Read More

Peterson evaluates Nazareth program

Kirsten Peterson, director of pre-professional advising, conducted an evaluation of the pre-medical program at Nazareth College in June.

Venesky, students publish research

Stephanie Karavlan (’15) and Biology Professor Matt Venesky published a peer reviewed scientific article titled “Thermoregulatory behavior of Bufo americanus in response to infection with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis“, which will appear in the upcoming issue of the journal Copeia. This research was completed by Karavlan as part of her Senior Comprehensive Research project at Allegheny. Julie Murone (’16), Joe […] Read More

Weir speaks at Mathematical Association of America meeting

Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Weir gave a talk entitled “Highlighting Mindset and Self-Regulation in Calculus” at the summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Columbus, Ohio, in August. Weir also participated in the pre-conference symposium “Active Learning in Mathematics,” which was sponsored by the NSF and the Sloan Foundation.

Lakins publishes textbook

The textbook “The Tools of Mathematical Reasoning”, by Professor of Mathematics Tamara Lakins, has been published by the American Mathematical Society in the AMS Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts series. As noted on the AMS bookstore website, books published in this series “are characterized by excellent exposition and maintain the highest standards of scholarship”.

Rutledge article on problematic drinking published

Patricia Rutledge, professor of psychology, recently published “Problematic drinking among postgraduate students: Binge drinking, prepartying, and mixing alcohol with energy drinks.”  This article was an invited submission to a special issue of the journal Substance Use & Misuse. Rutledge’s coauthors were Jessica Bestrashniy of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at St. Olaf […] Read More