Academics, Publications & Research

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

Studio art major develops book cover illustration

Studio art major Elizabeth Person ’17 was recently invited to develop a book cover illustration that was published by Elysium Press in November 2016. Elizabeth’s book cover provides an illustration for Dragon’s Discovery, a young adult fantasy novel that is the second installment of Edward Branley’s Blood Bound series. Dragon’s Discovery revolves around three teens […] Read More

Pinnow co-authors blog post on Russia policy

Professor of History Ken Pinnow co-authored a blog post about the Obama administration’s Russia policy for the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Read the post here:

Pelletier’s Ernst serves on panel

Linda Ernst, interlibrary loan manager at Pelletier Library, attended the E-ZBorrow Practioner’s Meeting at Dickinson College. Linda served as a panel member on the topic “From Blue Slip to Ship: What’s the Secret to Great Turnaround Time?” This was the 1st panel discussion sponsored by the E-ZBorrow Advisory Council. Others serving on the panel included […] Read More

‘Veterans in the Writing Classroom’ published

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart‘s co-authored article “Veterans in the Writing Classroom: Three Programmatic Approaches to Facilitate the Transition from the Military to Higher Education” appeared in the December 2016 issue of College Composition and Communication. A podcast interview with Hart, her co-author, and the CCC editor can be heard […] Read More

Senior project research leads to published paper

Mark Kirk ’11, Scott Wissinger, Brandon Goeller ’10, and Leslie Rieck ’09 of the Biology and Environmental Science Departments recently published an article titled “Covarying Impacts of Land Use and Non-native Brown Trout on Fish Communities in Small Streams” in the journal Freshwater Biology. The paper is based on research conducted through senior projects funded […] Read More

Routledge Press publishes Palmer essay

Professor of Philosophy Eric Palmer’s essay “Less Radical Enlightenment: A Christian Wing of the French Enlightenment” was published this past January by Routledge Press in Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment (Steffen Ducheyne, editor). The volume concerns the influence of the radical ideas of Benedict Spinoza upon European thought and the work of historian Jonathan Israel concerning […] Read More

Mattiace’s essays, guide published

Professor of Political Science and International Studies Shannan Mattiace is the continuing editor of the Mexican Politics section of the Library of Congress’s Handbook of Latin American Studies. Volume 71 has just been published, which includes her select and annotated guide to recent publications in Mexican politics and accompanying essay on trends in the field.

Journal features work of Environmental Science professors, sustainability coordinator

Campus Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton; Eric Pallant, the Christine Scott Nelson Professor of Environmental Sustainability; Beth Choate and Ian Carbone, assistant professors of Environmental Science; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Casey Wilson published an article in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, “Energy challenges: isolating results due to behavior change.”

Carr Elected Directorate Member of the ACPA Commission for Career Service

Members of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) elected The Allegheny Gateway’s Terri Carr to serve as a directorate member of their Commission for Career Services. The Commission seeks to examine, address, and impact the changing and diverse role of career services in higher education. Carr, who begins her three-year term in March, serves as […] Read More

Wenskovitch presents research at symposium

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science John Wenskovitch presented “FluxE: Exploring Flux in Astrophysical Simulations” at the SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Visualization in Macao. This paper and the accompanying software were written in collaboration with Associate Professor of Physics Jamie Lombardi and Roger Hatfull ’16.