Publications

Simone B. Alter-Muri, EdD, professor of art and director of art therapy and art education, published “Art education and art therapy strategies for autism spectrum disorder students” in Art Education Journal of the National Art Education Association in September 2017.

Leslie Beale, EdD, professor of health studies, published the book Human Disease and Health Promotion (Wiley) in April 2017. Beale also published “The emotional life of patients with chronic diseases: A framework for health promotion strategies” in International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences in October 2017.

Donna J. Chapman, PhD, RD, associate professor and program director of nutritional sciences, published “Qualitative analysis of registered nurses’ perceptions of lactation assessment tools: Why and how they are completed” in Journal of Human Lactation in August 2017. Chapman also co-authored “Incentive-based intervention to maintain breastfeeding among low-income Puerto Rican mothers” in Pediatrics in February 2017.

Julia Chevan, PhD, professor of physical therapy and interim dean of the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies, co-authored “Leadership development of rehabilitation professionals in a low-resource country: A transformational leadership, project-based model” in Frontiers in Public Health in June 2017.

Laurel Davis-Delano, PhD, professor of sociology, and Elizabeth Morgan, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored “When heterosexuality is questioned: Stifling suspicion through public displays of heterosexual identity” in Journal of Homosexuality in October 2017.

Laurel Davis-Delano, PhD, professor of sociology, published the column “Problem with Native American mascots” in the Greenfield Recorder in Greenfield, Mass., in August 2017. Davis-Delano also updated the bibliography of sources that accompanies the online statement by the American Sociological Association calling for discontinuing the use of Native American nicknames, logos, and mascots in sport in August 2017.

Ian Delahanty, PhD, assistant professor of history, published a review of “Excommunicated from the union: How the Civil War created a separate Catholic America” in Civil War History in March 2017.

Katherine Dugan, PhD, professor of religion, published “Gendering prayer: Millennial-generation Catholics and the embodiment of feminine genius and authentic masculinity” in Religion and Gender in June 2017.

Justine Dymond, PhD, associate professor of English, published “Brave of Worms” in New South journal in fall 2017. She earned second place in prose in the New South writing contest for the essay, which explores the interconnections between her experience of breast cancer, environmental destruction, and the military-industrial complex. Dymond also published “Geography Lesson” in Meat for Tea magazine in March 2017.

Robert Fiore, professor of management, published “Stock market response to corporate social responsibility expenditures” in International Journal of Finance in September 2017.

David Hall, EdD, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of campus recreation, published “Telling campus recreation’s story within student affairs” in the book Engagement and Employability: Integrating Career Learning Through Cocurricular Experiences in Postsecondary Education in 2017. He also published it in NIRSA Know, an online publication, in May 2017.

Samuel A.E. Headley, PhD, professor of exercise science and sport studies and director of clinical exercise physiology, and exercise science and sport studies doctoral candidate Emily M. Miele, co-authored “The effects of chronic aerobic exercise on cardiovascular risk factors in persons with diabetes mellitus” in Current Diabetes Reports in October 2017.

Samuel A.E. Headley, PhD, professor of exercise science and sport studies and director of clinical exercise physiology, co-authored “Metabolic effects of diet and exercise in patients with moderate to severe CKD: A randomized clinical trial” in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in October 2017. Headley also co-authored “Ambulation orderlies and recovery after cardiac surgery: A pilot randomized controlled trial” in Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology in September 2017.

Christopher J. Hyatt, PhD, instructor of physics, co-authored “Determining the light scattering and absorption parameters from forward-directed flux measurements in cardiac tissue” in Journal of Biomedical Optics in July 2017.

Jasmin Hutchinson, PhD, associate professor of exercise science and sport studies and director for sport and exercise psychology, published “Running with music” in Journal of the American Medical Athletic Association in spring 2017.

Christine Johnston, assistant director of alcohol & other drug education and health promotion, and Sarah Myers ’17, presented “How much did Jeff drink? An interactive alcohol activity” at the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region 1 Conference in Boston in April 2017. Johnston also served on the conference planning committee.

Rebecca Lartigue, PhD, professor of English, published two short stories: The medieval anti-fairy tale “The Shipwreck Survivor” on prickofthespindle.org and an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired revenge story “The Thousand Injuries” in thecarolinaquarterly.com, both in June 2017.

Peiwei Li, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, published the chapter “Zen and Psychotherapy” in Handbook of Zen, Mindfulness, and Behavioral Health (Springer) in August 2017.

Paul Thifault, PhD, assistant professor of English, published “Ripping up the syllabus: Teaching ‘Rip Van Winkle’ on day one of the early American survey” in Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice in August 2017.

Sofija Zagarins, PhD, assistant professor of public health, co-authored “Recreational physical activity and premenstrual syndrome in young adult women: A cross-sectional study” in PLOS One in January 2017. Zagarins also co-authored “Reducing social distress for chronic disease patients in primary care: An intervention for Latino Type 2 diabetes patients seen at community health centers” in Diabetes Spectrum in September 2017. In March 2017, Zagarins publishedTreating psychological insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes” in Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.

Conferences and Presentations

Michael P. Accordino, DEd, CRC, LMHC, professor of rehabilitation and disability studies, hosted several presentations by Charles (Rick) Gressard, PhD, interim president and CEO of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), in Arlington, Va., in October 2017. These sessions were the result of a recent merger between CACREP and the Commission on Rehabilitation Education. Accordino is the outgoing president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.

Marcia Baker, lecturer in mental health counseling at Springfield College Houston, presented “Wellness for the professional” at the Eight Dimensions of Wellness Conference in New Orleans, La., in April 2017. Baker also delivered a keynote address on the “Eight dimensions of wellness” at the San Jacinto College Wellness Student Conference in Houston, Texas, in April 2017.

Mary G. Barnum, EdD, professor of exercise science and sport studies and director of the athletic training program, presented “Strategies for assisting preceptors with continuing education that aligns with the new curricular content standards” at the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Conference in Tampa Bay, Fla., in October 2017. Barnum also presented the Professional Education Committee-sponsored lecture “Rethinking curriculum: Meeting the needs of graduate level learners” at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 68th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston, Texas, in June 2017.

Eric Castillo, PhD, Springfield College Houston assistant dean and campus director, presented “Advancing your cause: Education as the practice of freedom” at the Harris County Protective Services Dianne Bynum Administrative Support Services Conference in Houston, Texas, in June 2017.

Julia Chevan, PhD, professor of physical therapy and interim dean of the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies, presented “A contextual model for continuing professional development (CPD) to build capacity in low resource countries: Rwanda” at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, in July 2017.

Gayl M. Crump Swaby, EdD, assistant professor at Springfield College Boston, gave the keynote address on “De-stigmatization of mental health in children and adolescents” at the Serving Children with Special Needs Conference in Mbabane, Swaziland, in July 2017. She traveled to Swaziland to conduct mental health assessments at various schools and provided workshops on trauma and mental health issues to teachers and other human services providers in consultation with the country’s Ministry of Education.

Joel Dearing, associate professor of physical education, presented “Leading highly competitive teams” at the Association of YMCA Professionals Northeast Fall Leadership Conference in Falmouth, Mass., in October 2017.

Katherine Dugan, PhD, assistant professor of religion, participated in a summer seminar, “Teaching interfaith understanding,” at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., in June 2017. Dugan was one of 25 faculty members selected for the seminar. ​The multidisciplinary seminar was intended to bring faculty members together to share knowledge and perspective, and to strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding and develop new courses. Dugan also presented “If you pray about it, God’ll give you an opportunity to do it: Gendering prayers, Catholic millennials, and the rhythms of ethnography” at the Society for the Anthropology of Religion at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., in May 2017.

Nina Esaki, PhD, assistant professor of social work, co-presented “Creating a trauma-informed organizational culture for staff and clients alike” at the Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference in Jackson, Miss., in September 2017.

Joel M. Filmore, EdD, assistant professor and campus coordinator of the mental health counseling program at Springfield College Milwaukee, presented “Sex trafficking: Human rights violations on a global scale” at the American Psychological Association 125th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., in August 2017. Filmore also presented “Affirmative counseling with LGBTQI+ people” at the American Counseling Association Illuminate Conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2017.

Melinda Fowler, PhD, assistant professor of biology, presented “Prove it to yourself: A climate change exercise for non-majors” at the Ecological Society of America Conference in Portland, Oregon, in August 2017.

M. Susan Guyer, DPE, professor of exercise science and sport studies and chair of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, presented “Management and prevention of concussion in sports” at the 1st International Academic Forum in Sports Medicine and Health in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, in October 2017.

Anthony C. Hill, EdD, assistant professor of social work, presented a three-hour workshop “Skills for preventing burnout-compassion fatigue” for advance training generalists at YOU Inc. This organization promotes access to quality behavioral health services and provides professional development opportunities for human services workers in order to serve their clients better. This event was held at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., in October 2017.

Stuart D. Jones, PhD, vice president for enrollment management, presented “Early intervention for at-risk students” at the National Small College Enrollment Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla., in July 2017.

Brian Krylowicz, PhD, director of the Counseling Center, presented “Doing what matters: Innovative strategies for streamlining documentation and service delivery” and “Hired! Strategies to help trainees and staff advance in collegiate counseling service” at the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors in Denver, Colo., in October 2017.

Joyce Lee Taylor, PhD, assistant professor of social work, presented with a panel of supervisors and managers from ChildNet, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Henderson Behavioral Health, and the Safety Plan Assistance Program on the topic “What to do with present and impending danger: Intensive in-home support for safety plans” at the 25th Department of Children and Families Annual Child Protection Summit in Orlando, Fla., in September 2017. At the summit they also shared their Fort Lauderdale, Fla., experiences of implementing safety management services.

Peiwei Li, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, chaired a symposium titled, “Diversifying applications of method” at the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology Annual Conference in New York, N.Y., in May 2017. And she presented “A self-dialogue: Exploring ethics as praxis at the border of self-­other” at the conference.

Peiwei Li, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, and Michael Cadaret, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, presented “Examining the Gestalt of oppression: Complexity, consequences, vulnerability and responsibilities” at the American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, D.C., in August 2017. She chaired a symposium titled, “The U.S. election aftermath: Examining the complexity of oppression from intersecting positionalities” at the convention.

Peiwei Li, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, presented “Data as ‘data-ing:’ Taking data as relationships and as communicative action” at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference in Atlanta, Ga., in March 2017.

Peiwei Li, PhD, assistant professor of psychology; Mia N. Tran, assistant professor of psychology and director of industrial/organizational psychology; Michael Cadaret, PhD, assistant professor of psychology; and Allison Cumming-McCann, PhD, professor of psychology and chair of the Department of Psychology, presented a workshop on the topic “‘Let’s talk:’ What roles do teacher educators play in liberating during time of change?” at the Leadership in Diversity Conference in Storrs, Conn., in March 2017.

Robert Lussier, ScD, professor of business management, presented “Publish don’t perish: Tips that improve your ability to get published” at the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference in Springfield, Mass., in March 2017. He also was the session chair of “Meet the Editors.”

Linda L. Marston, PhD, director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, presented “A career in grantwriting: What’s in your toolbox?” at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Montreal, in August 2017.

Martha A. Potvin, PhD, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, co-presented the poster “ADVANCE project TRACS: Using social science research for maximum impact” at the National Science Foundation ADVANCE/Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program Workshop “Broadening Participation” in Washington, in October 2017.

Kathy M. Pappas, DPT, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, presented “Anatomist and anatomical gift program director collaboration: An ethical/moral approach to donation” at the American Association of Clinical Anatomists in Minneapolis, Minn., in July 2017.

Stephanie Steele-Wren, doctoral candidate in counseling psychology, presented “Improving psychological care for women with breast cancer: A focus on race/ethnicity” and “Sexism through social construction theory: The recent presidential election” at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, in August 2017. Steele-Wren also presented “Depression in women facing breast cancer: Feminist and critical race theories applied” at the International Society of Critical Health Psychology Conference in Loughborough, United Kingdom, in July 2017.

Paul Thifault, PhD, assistant professor of English, presented “How Pocahontas became Wampanoag: The South’s role in the New England origin myth” at Pocahontas and After: Historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017 Conference at the University of London, England, in March 2017.

Brian Thompson, PhD, professor of exercise science and director of strength and conditioning, presented “Keys to developing strength and optimizing power” as a National Strength and Conditioning Association-sponsored invited speaker at the 2017 annual fall conference of the New England American College of Sports Medicine in October 2017. Thompson also presented “Keys to increasing athletic performance” at Beijing Sport University, in July 2017; “Strength and explosive training” at Powerhouse Training in Tianjin, China, in June 2017; “Designing and implementing strength training programs,” an eight-hour workshop, at Better Ready Sports Performance, in Beijing, China, in June 2017; and “Movement preparation” at the ChinaFit Symposium and Exhibition in Beijing, China, in June 2017. He also presented “Movement assessment and screening” at the ChinaFit Symposium and Exhibition.

Corrie S. Trattner, EdD, associate professor of occupational therapy, presented “Recovering from domestic violence: Intrapersonal skills, the KAWA Model and expressive activities” at the American Occupational Therapy Association Mental Health Specialty Conference in Indianapolis, in September 2017.

Scott R. Woodaman, assistant director of campus recreation, presented “Restructure your interview process to find the right people” at the Massachusetts Association for Recreational Sports Conference in Worcester, Mass., in July 2017.

Sofija Zagarins, PhD, assistant professor of public health, presented “The association between total parenteral nutrition osmolarity infused through non-central peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and complications in NICU newborns” at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, in March 2017.

Grants and Sponsored Research

Jasmin Hutchinson, PhD, associate professor of exercise science and sport studies and director for sport and exercise psychology, was awarded a $16,500 research grant from the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University in May 2017 to conduct a study titled “Psychological responses to ramped intensity strength training.” The research is a collaboration between Springfield College and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

Laurel Davis-Delano, PhD, professor of sociology, was part of a team of researchers who received a $65,000 grant awarded in spring 2017 for the research project “Making the invisible visible: Bias against contemporary native people.” The grant is from “Reclaiming Native Truth: A Project to Dispel America’s Myths and Misconceptions,” funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and managed by First Nations Development Institute and Echo Hawk Consulting.

Linda Davis-Delano, PhD, director of educator preparation and licensure, is leading an educational team to provide professional development to 50 Springfield Public School supervisors as part of the Elevate Preparation: Impact Children (EPIC) Initiative. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded Springfield College an EPIC Supervisor Certification Pilot Grant of $37,500 to fund the initiative. A letter signed by Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito regarding the grant read, in part, “Your participation in this pilot will help to raise the bar for educator preparation supervision and feedback in Massachusetts. Thank you for your commitment to strengthening the quality of teacher candidates’ field-based experiences so that they are fully ready from day one.”

Awards

A new Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Springfield Public School District to award up to $300,000 (throughout three years) in Springfield College tuition support for teachers and paraprofessionals enrolled in the College’s S-Cubed master’s degree program. Linda Davis-Delano, EdD, director of educator preparation and licensure, directs the program. S-Cubed prepares in-service Springfield Public School teachers of high-need subjects (math, science, and moderate disabilities) in high-need schools to obtain their state initial licensure. This new memorandum extends the collaboration for another three years through June 2020. 

Charlie Brock, head men’s basketball coach, has been awarded a $4,000 Community Development Block Grant from the City of Springfield, Mass., to continue the team’s all-volunteer Pride Literacy Awards Program for the 2017-18 school year, serving elementary students in several Springfield Public Schools. Brock initiated the program at Springfield College in 2000.

Justine Dymond, PhD, associate professor of English, was awarded a writing residency with the Vermont Studio Center, which enabled her to spend two weeks in studio in May 2017 working to complete a novel manuscript. Dymond also was selected to perform her nonfiction story “The Ashing” for a live audience in Easthampton, Mass., as part of New England Public Radio’s Valley Voices Slam in April 2017. She also performed “The Ashing” live in Turners Falls, Mass., as part of the Great Falls Word Festival in October 2017. Additionally, she read one of her true stories, “Stone Wall,” as part of Great Falls Word Festival readings by Meat for Tea writers in October 2017.

Jasmin Hutchinson, PhD, associate professor of exercise science and sport studies and director for sport and exercise psychology, was honored as a fellow by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) in May 2017 for achieving distinction through significant contributions to academic and professional practice knowledge in sport and exercise psychology.

Robert Lussier, ScD, professor of business management, was recognized for a paper he co-authored, titled “Why businesses succeed or fail: A study of small businesses in Pakistan.” It was recognized in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence by the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies.

Taylor McCavanagh, counseling psychology doctoral student, will direct the student-led 2018 Association for Applied Social Psychology (AASP) Northeast Regional Conference at Springfield College, supported in part by a $500 grant from AASP. This is the fourth year in a row AASP has provided a grant.

Mimi Murray, PhD, professor of exercise science and sport studies, was the recipient of the Springfield College Humanics Achievement Award at the graduate commencement ceremony in May 2017. The award recognizes an individual or group who has exhibited courage in the face of adversity; demonstrated leadership in service to others; advanced diversity and inclusion; served as a champion for the oppressed; furthered education in spirit, mind, and body; or contributed significantly to the understanding of the universe.

Springfield College and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame presented the fifth annual Hoophall Classic Leadership Award to Springfield College sport management students Nicholas Ruiz and Brittany Famiglietti in January 2017. Springfield College President Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President and Chief Executive Officer John Doleva made the formal presentation during the 2017 Spalding Hoophall Classic at Blake Arena. Both Ruiz and Famiglietti were key contributors during the Hoophall Classic, the leading high school basketball tournament in the country showcasing the nation’s top recruits. As part of their responsibilities, Ruiz and Famiglietti helped lead more than 75 student event staff workers and more than 30 student liaisons during the event.

Julie Smist, PhD, professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Biology/Chemistry, was awarded the E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service by the Northeast Region of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in June 2017. Smist was recognized for her many years of service to the Connecticut Valley section, national ACS, and especially to the Northeast region, which encompasses all the New England states and upstate New York. Her work for the region includes four terms as chair of the board of directors (2005-2013), serving as general chair of the Northeast Regional meeting in 2009, and representing the Connecticut Valley section of the board of directors (2005-present).

The Springfield College AmeriCorps Program was awarded $46,550 from the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation to support required matching funds for the program’s Massachusetts Reading Corps in 2017-18. Matthew Braddak is the director of the College’s two AmeriCorps programs under the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement. 

The Springfield College AmeriCorps Program was awarded a new VISTA volunteer position to serve August 2017 through July 2018. The full-time volunteer will report to Charlene Elvers, director of the Center for Service and Leadership. Campus Compact of Southern New England made the award in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service with federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Springfield College Career Center has been named winner of the 2017 Innovation in Program Development Award by the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. Springfield College was chosen for its Peer Referral Program, which rewards students who are engaged with the Career Center, for serving as brand ambassadors and referring their peers. “While our staff has always done and continue to do exceptional work with students who find their way to the Career Center, I am most proud of the fact that Career Center staff members are now engaging undergraduate student leaders as peer career mentors. The Peer Referral Program emerged from the partnership between our student leaders and the Career Center staff,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Shannon Finning, PhD.

Janine Spinola Taylor, assistant professor of human services, Springfield campus, received the Inspiration Award from the African American Female Professors Association in September 2017. She also was mentioned as a “dynamite keynote speaker” in a proclamation by Springfield (Mass.) Mayor Domenic Sarno, and presented by Denise Jordan, the mayor’s chief of staff, in August 2017.

Appointments and Committees

Joyce Lee Taylor, PhD, assistant professor of social work, was appointed by Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll to the Peer Consultation Team in Miami from March through May 2017. The team examined inter-agency relationships, information sharing among treatment team members, and the provision of suitable behavioral health services, starting with clinical qualifications, the process of assessment, and the use of evidence-based programs. The Peer Consultation Team interviewed and conducted focus groups with a number of organizations, such as Community Alliance members, attorneys, judges/magistrates, foster parents, the provider network, and board members.

 Peiwei Li, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, was selected as a member-at-large for the executive committee of the Society of Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology in August 2017.

Elizabeth Morgan, PhD, associate professor of psychology, was appointed president of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) at the organization’s biennial conference in November 2017. Previously, she served as president-elect for two years. Morgan delivered the presidential address at the conference. Morgan also was appointed to the editorial board of Sex Roles: A Journal of Research in September 2017 and she assumed the role of president-elect for the International Society for Research on Identity in May 2017.

Endeavors

Simone B. Alter-Muri, EdD, professor of art and director of art therapy and art education, had her sculptural books exhibited in “Love Show” at the Mill Arts Project Gallery in Easthampton, Mass., in February 2017. Also, her sculptural cards, “Ode to Georgia O’Keefe,” were part of the Nasty Women Art Exhibition at the Leverett Crafts & Arts in Leverett, Mass., in February 2017.

Linda Davis-Delano, director of educator preparation and licensure, was selected for the fourth year in a row to serve as a reviewer for the 2017-18 Educator Preparation Review cycle by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In a letter to Davis-Delano, it read, in part, “We believe your knowledge and experience will make you a strong addition to the next cohort. Reviewers help guarantee that educator preparation in Massachusetts results in effective educators ready to support the success of all students.”

Katherine Dugan, PhD, professor of religion, has received a $1,500 research travel grant from the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, for archival research for her manuscript “Historicizing Hip Catholicism.” Dugan also received a $1,000 curriculum development grant from the Interfaith Youth Core to develop a course called “Interfaith Studies: Engaging a Religiously Diverse World.”

Calvin R. Hill, PhD, vice president for inclusion and community engagement, was one of 24 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the 2017-18 Executive Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the year-long program were vice presidents or cabinet officers in higher education who aspire to the presidency of an independent college or university.

Brian R. Hyer, Academic Success Center coordinator, began overseeing the peer tutor training program for the center’s tutorial programs after his application for the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification Level 1 was granted in August 2017. CRLA certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ successful work from an international educational organization. Many of the program’s peer tutors will be able to complete Hyer’s program of trainings to become CRLA Certified Advanced Tutors.

Brian Krylowicz, PhD, director of the Counseling Center, served as the chair of the Northeast Counseling Center Directors Conference on the Springfield College campus in March 2017.

Elizabeth M. Mullin, PhD, assistant professor of physical education, received the Lyons Pride Fellowship and 1905 Fellowship from the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association in April 2017. The money funds an examination of the role attitudes and coaching behaviors have in influencing an inclusive environment for collegiate athletes who identify as LGBTQ+.

Dawn Roberts, PhD, and Kimberly Nowakowski, both associate professors of physical therapy, led physical and occupational therapy students on global health service trips during the spring 2017 semester. For the third-consecutive year, Roberts and the students spent their spring break as volunteers at the Haitian Foundation of Rehabilitation Clinic located in the town of Ouanaminthe. Nowakowski’s group assisted with the National Fall Prevention Program in Trinidad and Tobago.

Janine Spinola Taylor, assistant professor of human services, Springfield campus, spoke on the topic of “Revitalizing the spirit of sisterhood” as the keynote for Women in Recovery, Inc., in Chicopee, Mass., in August 2017.

Joyce Lee Taylor, PhD, assistant professor of social work, was selected by the Our Kids of Miami-Dade/ Monroe, Inc. Board of Trustees to serve as the interim chief executive officer while the group conducted a national search to fill multiple leadership positions. This is the second summer that she has served as interim CEO. Hurricane Irma created new challenges during her leadership and tested the organization’s disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for child welfare services throughout Miami and Key West.

Kenneth Wall, DPE, associate professor of physical education, served in a number of capacities in China for his Humanics in Action volunteerism in June and July 2017, including as a consultant for the Beijing Fly Dragons, a professional basketball team, for one week; lecturer at Chengdu Sport Institute and Xidian University on “International relations through sport, Springfield College leadership;” and researcher on future collaboration with Shandong Sport University and its newly established China National Basketball Academy.

Jean A. Wyld, PhD, professor emeritus and retired provost and vice president for academic affairs, was elected to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation Board of Directors, effective July 2017. Barbara Brittingham, president of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, nominated Wyld for the board based on Wyld’s experience with state licensure, programmatic accreditation, and regional accreditation.

Dan Zukergood, PhD, professor of education, performed songs from his new CD, “Most(ly) Happy Man,” at a CD release party in November 2017 at The Parlor Room in Northampton, Mass. He wrote all 12 songs on the CD. He was accompanied on stage by the Most(ly) Happy Band, which includes some of the most well-known musicians in the Pioneer Valley, including Christopher Haynes, assistant professor of music at Springfield College. These musicians also are featured on the CD. A number of Springfield College faculty, staff, and students attended the event.

Media Appearances and Mentions

Michael P. Accordino

Humanics in Action Day

9/28/17, Western Mass News

 

Robert Accorsi

Adaptive Sports

4/26/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Mary Barnum

Athletic Training Accreditation

7/31/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Salome Brooks

Visual and Performing Arts and Physical Therapy Collaboration

8/17/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Thomas J. Carty

“How John F. Kennedy Did What Al Smith Could Not”

6/7/17, Aleteia

 

Donna J. Chapman

Canyon Ranch Healthy Table Program

5/23/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Justin Compton

Environmental Science

4/7/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Mary-Beth A. Cooper

City of Springfield

5/1/17, WWLP TV 22 “In Focus”

 

U.S.News & World Report Rankings

9/12/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Candaras Davison Center for Inclusion Dedication

9/29/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Archie Allen Field Dedication

10/19/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Learning Commons Ribbon-cutting

10/20/17, Western Mass News

 

Joel Dearing

Athletic Administration Leadership Series

10/11/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Scott Dranka

Career Center Recognized

5/4/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Katherine Dugan

Interfaith Seminar

7/19/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Shannon Finning

Youth of the Year

4/1/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Undergraduate Commencement Coverage

5/14/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Move-in Day

9/1/17, Western Mass News

 

Naomi Graves

Hurricane Relief Efforts

8/28/17, Western Mass News

 

Education and Leadership Luncheon

9/8/17, WWLP TV 22

 

M. Susan Guyer

Exercise is Medicine

10/1/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Robert Hopkins

9/11 Ceremony

9/11/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Mark Howard

Small Business

10/16/17, Western Mass News

 

Jasmin Hutchinson

Girls on the Run 5K

6/4/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Stuart D. Jones

Recruiting Efforts in India

5/31/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Enrollment

8/18/17, Western Mass News

 

Kevin McAllister

Special Olympics Honors Springfield College

10/1/17, masslive.com

 

Kim Nowakowski

Senior Games

6/24/17, Healthcare News

 

Brian Page

Digital Marketing

7/20/17, Western Mass News

 

Craig Poisson

Archie Allen Field Dedication

10/19/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Wayne Rodrigues

Athletic Training Workshop

6/28/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Stephen Roulier

Harold C. Smith Learning Commons Flood Coverage

10/23/17, WWLP TV 22

 

Martin Shell

Visual and Performing Arts and Physical Therapy Collaboration

8/17/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Joan Simmons

Council of Independent Colleges Grant

9/26/17, The Republican and masslive.com

 

Occupational Therapy Students Help Neighborhood Rebuild

4/30/17, Western Mass News

 

Charlie Sullivan

Men’s Volleyball at the State House

9/20/17, Boston Globe

 

Francine Vecchiolla

School of Social Work at the State House

10/11/17, masslive.com

New Staff

Linda Berthiaume

Administrative Assistant

Advancement Services

 

Raymond Blasko

Custodian

Facilities Management

 

Deanna Boucher

Integrated Marketing Coordinator

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Marina Casto

Area Coordinator

Residence Life

 

Danielle Charette

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Enrollment Management

 

Daniel Cotter

Police Sergeant

Department of Public Safety

 

Elizabeth Finelli

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Enrollment Management

 

Christopher Gaumond

Equipment Mechanic and Groundskeeper

Facilities Management

 

Kim Handzel

Data Quality Specialist

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

 

Roland Holstead

Interim Director, Continuing Studies

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Franklin Kirschner

Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

School of Social Work

 

Ryon Lynch

Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Department of Athletics

 

Ashley Mara

Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Department of Athletics

 

Chelsea Proctor-Morris

Admissions Reception Area Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

 

Christopher Roeder

Police Sergeant

Department of Public Safety

 

Iris Scott

Admissions Assistant

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Ashley Sempowski

Assistant Director, Recruitment and Outreach

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Alison Smigelski

Teacher

Child Development Center

 

Ian Stratton

Staff Accountant

Controller

 

Leslie Strong

Administrative Assistant

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Valerie Sullivan

Administrative Assistant

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

April Taylor

Admissions Assistant

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Raymond Valadares

Police Officer

Department of Public Safety

 

Paige Whiting

Police Officer

Department of Public Safety

 

Martin Wortman

Interim Campus Director

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

 

Caryn Zelazo

Academic Advisor/Transfer Coordinator

Academic Advising

New Faculty

Robin Amylon

Assistant Professor

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

 

Maura Bergan

Assistant Professor

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

 

Catherine D’Agostino

Assistant Professor

School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies

 

Matthew Davis

Assistant Professor

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

 

Maysa DeSousa

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Laura Dubowski

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Nina Esaki

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

 

Danielle Geigle

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Jill Giebutowski

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Steven Groccia

Assistant Professor

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

 

Megan Harvey

Assistant Professor

School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies

 

Meenakshi Kohli

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Stephanie Logan

Chair of Department of Education

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Marilyn Ludolph

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Christine May

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Jessica Poser

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Juan Manuel Ruiz-Hau

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

C. Stephen Sheffield

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Mara Simon

Assistant Professor

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

 

Cherilyn Sirois

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Rhoda Smith

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

 

Karissa Spurgeon

Instructor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Saul Valdiviezo

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies

 

Amy Veres

Assistant Professor

School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies

 

Nicole Wassell

Assistant Professor

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

 

Sarah Zehnder

Assistant Professor

School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies