Academics, Publications & Research

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

Senior Paul Cancilla and Professor Shannan Mattiace Do Fieldwork in Mexico City

Paul Cancilla ’16 and Professor of Political Science and International Studies Shannan Mattiace traveled to Mexico City in January for a week of fieldwork. Paul is writing a Senior Project on the relationship between public space and democracy in one Mexico City neighborhood. Professor Mattiace, who is involved in a multi-year Great Lakes Colleges Association […] Read More

Student and Faculty Researchers Present Work at Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting

Joe DeMarchi ’16 and Assistant Professors of Biology Matt Venesky and Lisa Whitenack presented their research at the 2016 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in early January. Professor Whitenack led a workshop titled “Broader Impacts and Beyond: K-12 Outreach and Engagement.” Joe presented a poster titled “Understanding how temperature […] Read More

Students Present Work at Geological Society of America Meeting

Members of the Allegheny College Geology Club attended the Annual Geological Society of America Meeting in Baltimore on November 1-4. Geology majors Anna Lesko ’16 and Marie Takach ’16 — with co-authors Connor McCoy ’17 and Camille Sicker ’17 — presented posters highlighting their senior research project results.

Senior Christina Perez Attends NCAA National Convention

Christina Perez ’16 was one of 40 student-athletes from across the country to attend the NCAA National Convention January 12-16 in San Antonio, Texas. Christina’s attendance was funded by an NCAA grant for minority students who aspire to be athletic administrators and coaches. While at the convention, Christina took part in a number of networking […] Read More

Seniors Kelly Pohland and Yukihide Nakada to Publish Their Research

During summer 2015, Kelly Pohland ’16 and Yukihide Nakada ’16 worked on a research project under the direction of Assistant Professor of Mathematics Craig Dodge and Professor of Mathematics Harald Ellers. Their work provided insightful contributions to classifying the simple modules of the centralizer algebra for the Symmetric groups. During fall 2015 they submitted their […] Read More

Allison Publishes “Snowflakes: and Other Stories”

Entrepreneur in Residence Chris Allison ’83 has published a book of short stories, Snowflakes: and Other Stories.

Bakken Poem “Sentence” Chosen for “Best American Poetry 2016”

Frederick F. Seely Professor of English Christopher Bakken’s poem “Sentence,” originally published in the Birmingham Poetry Review, was selected by Edward Hirsch for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2016 (Simon & Schuster).

Paulson and Jones Publish in Journal of Rural Mental Health

Assistant Professor of Psychology Lauren Paulson, Danielle Jones ’14, and a colleague from Duquesne University published the article “Tech it out: Implementing an online peer consultation network for rural mental health professionals” in the December 2015 issue of Journal of Rural Mental Health. The peer-reviewed journal is published by the American Psychological Association.

Deckert Presents Workshop at Women in STEM Leadership Conference

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Alice Deckert presented a workshop on flipped classroom pedagogy at the Women in STEM Leadership: Clare Boothe Luce 25th Anniversary Professors Conference at Fordham University in New York City on November 10.

Hepler Serves as Guest Conductor for District 5/Westminster Honors Band

Director of Bands and Professor of Music Lowell Hepler served as guest conductor for the 2015 District 5/Westminster Honors Band. The three-day event culminated with a concert at Westminster College on December 5. The band was chosen by audition from high schools in Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties.