Academics, Publications & Research

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

Zaborowski, Dawson present poster

Matthew Zaborowski ’17 and Assistant Professor of Global Health Studies and Biology Becky Dawson ’00 , presented a poster entitled “Investigating the Root Cause: Oral Health Emergency Department Admissions” at the National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Meeting in July. Zaborowski’s poster was one of two completed by a student to be accepted […] Read More

Ketcham publishes new book

Brownie Ketcham, professor emeritus of Allegheny College, has just published  a new book, “finding FELLINI,” available through the college’s Merriman Bookstore. The book features an interview with Fellini, accompanied by 23 art photos of Rome taken by Ketcham.

MacNeill delivers two research presentations

Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller delivered two presentations on his research in early November. The first, at the annual meeting of the North American Victorian Studies Association in Phoenix, was entitled “Society Without Humanity: Forms of Ecology in the Victorian Novel.” The second talk, on “Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy, and the Art of […] Read More

Geology Department represents Allegheny at National Geological Society of America meeting

The Allegheny Geology Department was well represented at the September 2016 National Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colo. Assistant Professor Theresa Schwartz gave an invited talk about her ongoing work regarding the paleoclimate and paleotopography of the northern Rocky Mountains. She also co-presented a poster with colleagues regarding the evolution of coastal California […] Read More

Hernandez article published in Colombian journal

“De La quinta Dayana a Cheila, una casa pa’ maíta”, an article dealing with the representation of transsexuality in a recent Venezuelan film, by Associate Professor of Spanish Wilfredo Hernandez appeared in the journal Cuadernos de Literatura del Caribe e Hispanoamérica, which is published twice a year by the University of Barranquilla, Colombia.

Krainz presents poster at American Society for Microbiology meeting

Leah Krainz ’18 presented a poster titled “Musca domestica Transmits Viable Haemophilus ducreyi” at the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting. Her coauthors on the poster were Jordan Gaston ’16 and Associate Professor of Biology Tricia Humphreys.

Coates serves as facilitator, speaks on effective researchers

Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates recently served as a facilitator for a Council on Undergraduate Research workshop on “Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences” held in Washington, D.C. Coates also presented a talk titled “10 Habits of Highly Effective Researchers.”

Mirza published in Journal of Qur’anic Studies

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Younus Mirza recently published the article “Ibn Taymiyya as Exegete” in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies. The articles discusses how Ibn Taymiyya, one of the most influential medieval Muslim scholars in modern times, engaged the Bible and biblical literature to better interpret parts of the Qur’an.

Venesky’s work accepted for publication in Ecology Letters

Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Venesky‘s research has been accepted in the peer reviewed journal Ecology Letters. The research was part of a collaboration with his colleagues at the University of South Florida. The research quantifies the change in host susceptibility to parasites and pathogens as climate change shifts hosts away from their optimal temperatures.

Bilo’s research featured in The Review of Austrian Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics Simon Bilo has a forthcoming research paper, “The international business cycle as intertemporal coordination failure,” in The Review of Austrian Economics.