At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees awarded emeritus status to retired professor John Keshishoglou and granted tenure and/or promotion to 17 faculty members.
Keshishoglou, who retired in 2000, has been named professor emeritus of television-radio. "Kesh" was the founding dean of the communications school, serving in that role from 1971 to 1979. He had joined the College in 1965 as chair of the Department of Television-Radio and director of the Instructional Resources Center. An expert on international and intercultural communications, he developed a student exchange program between the Roy H. Park School of Communications and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he currently serves as a visiting professor.
A three-time recipient of senior Fulbright research awards, Keshishoglou has served as a consultant and traveled extensively on behalf of the United States Information Agency, United States Agency for International Development, and United Nations. He has written three books; published over 100 articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers; and produced and directed numerous educational films and documentaries.
In the communications school, Keshishoglou established the Departments of Cinema and Photography and Corporate Communications (now Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design). He served as president of the College's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honorary society. He holds a Ph.D. in mass media and instructional design from Syracuse University, M.A. from the University of Iowa, and B.A. from Morningside College.
Gina Marchetti and John Wolohan were granted tenure.
Marchetti has been an associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography since 1998. She was previously a visiting senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. A manuscript reviewer for "Cinema Journal" and "Men and Masculinities," among other publications, she has written articles for "Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness" and "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century." She has given presentations such as "The River Runs through It: Queer(ing) (in) in the Cinema of Chinese Diaspora" at the 2001 Society for Cinema Studies Conference in Washington, D.C., and "From Fu Manchu to M. Butterfly and Irma Vep: The Asian Villain on Hollywood Screens" at the 56th Annual University Film and Video Association Conference. Currently a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the College's Office of International Programs, she has also served on the Freshman Summer Reading Initiative Committee. She received her doctorate and master's degree from Northwestern University and her bachelor's degree from Florida State University.
Wolohan, an associate professor in the Department of Sport Studies, came to the College from Iowa State University in 1997. He serves on the editorial board of the "Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport" and "International Sports Journal," and on the editorial advisory board of "Athletic Business." His article "Major League Baseball: Contraction and Antitrust Law" was published in the "Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal," and he has also written articles for such publications as "Entertainment and Sports Lawyer." He has given presentations at the 20th Annual Athletic Business Conference in Florida, International Sports Law Seminar at Anglia University in England, and 2002 International Youth Sports Congress in Texas. He currently serves on the Ithaca College Faculty Development Committee and Faculty Council. He received his law degree from the Western New England College School of Law and his bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jodi Cohen, Bruce Henderson, Elia Kacapyr, Betsy Keller, Patrice Pastore, Michael Malpass, and Gladys Varona-Lacey were promoted to professor; Laurie Bitting, Christine Cecconi, and Frank Micale were promoted to clinical associate professor, and Susan Durnford was promoted to clinical assistant professor.
Cohen, Department of Speech Communication, came to Ithaca College from Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington, in 1987 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1994. She has been an editorial reviewer for publications such as "Critical Studies in Mass Communication" and the "Journal of the New York State Communication Association," and has been a reader for the International Communication Association's Popular Culture Division. Her article "The Significance of Critical Communication Skills in a Democracy" was published in "The Public Voice in a Democracy at Risk." She has presented at annual meetings of the Eastern Communication Association and International Communication Association. Cochair of the School of Humanities and Sciences Curriculum Committee and a member of the First Year Seminar Steering Committee, she directs the annual Perialas Prize in Persuasive Oratory. She received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and her master's and bachelor's degrees from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
Henderson, Department of Speech Communication, came to the College from the University of Nebraska, Kearney, in 1985 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and has served as department chair since 1998. A keynote speaker at the Patti Pace Performance Festival in Georgia and the Pine Grove Performance Festival in Wisconsin, he has also given numerous presentations at meetings of the Speech Communication Association and National Communication Association. In addition to writing 25 entries in the "Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English," he has also been published in "Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History" and "Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults," among others. He has been a performer, adaptor, compiler, and/or director for a variety of productions. Chair of the All-College Tenure and Promotion Committee from 2000-2001, he currently serves as a Faculty Justice and is a member of the Planning and Priorities Committee for the School of Humanities and Sciences. He received his doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees from Northwestern University.
Kacapyr, Department of Economics, joined the School of Humanities and Sciences in 1985 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1989. He has served as department chair since 2001. Before coming to Ithaca College, he was an instructor at Georgia State University, Bloomsburg University, and Salisbury State College. He compiles and publishes a monthly Index of Economic Activity in Tompkins County, and has given presentations at the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, New York State Economics Association, and Academy of International Business. He publishes frequently in "American Demographics" magazine, where he was a contributing editor from 1996 to 1998. He has written for "Competing in a Global Economy" and the "Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies." His College service has included membership on the Faculty Institutional Advancement Committee and Academic Policies Committee. He received his doctorate from Georgia State University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.
Keller, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, came to Ithaca from Syracuse University as an assistant professor in 1992 and was promoted to associate professor in 1997. She was acting department chair for one year and has served as department chair since 2001. She has reviewed manuscripts for the "Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport" and has served as a consultant for the Cornell University polo team and Ithaca Youth Hockey Association. Her articles on nutrition, diet, fitness, and exercise have appeared in such publications as "Medical Science Sports Exercise," "Lifestyle Medicine," and the "American Journal of Human Biology," and she has presented at the American College of Sports Medicine and Central New York Research Symposium, among others. She has chaired the All-College Tenure and Promotion Committee and the Human Subjects Review Committee and has been a member of the Center for Teacher Education advisory board. She received her doctorate and master's degree from the University of Massachusetts and her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland.
Pastore, Department of Performance Studies, came to Ithaca College from the New England Conservatory of Music as an instructor in 1982. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1985 and then to associate professor in 1994. A specialist in contemporary vocal music, she has given recitals at locations ranging from Cincinnati and Dallas to New York City and Paris. She has given master class performances at the OperaWorks Audition Workshop with Ann Baltz and Bel Canto Northwest with Barbara Honn, among others. In 2001 she released a CD entitled "Polyutterances." A current member of the School of Music's Personnel and Evaluation Committee and World Music Task Force Committee, she has also served on the faculty workload committee and as advisor to the student vocal group Premium Blend. She holds two master of music degrees from the New England Conservatory, a master of arts degree from Tufts University, and a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College.
Malpass, Department of Anthropology, joined the School of Humanities and Sciences as an assistant professor in 1989. He was promoted to associate professor in 1995, and has served as department chair since 1997. His research focuses on South American archeology and ethnohistory, the emergence of complex societies, and prehistoric agricultural systems. He has served as principal investigator for surveys and excavations in the Camana Valley, Peru, and has been published in "Latin American Antiquity" and "Daily Life in the Inca Empire." Currently a member of the advisory board for "Physical Anthropology Annual Editions" and "Archaeology Annual Editions," he has presented at annual meetings of the Institute of Andean Studies and Society for American Archeology, among others. He is co-director of the College's Latin American Studies Minor Steering Committee and a member of the Instructional Development Fund Committee. He holds a doctorate and master's degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.
Varona-Lacey, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, came to Ithaca College from Boston University in 1988, was promoted from assistant to associate professor in 1996, and has served as department chair since 1998. She has presented at the annual Hispanic Literatures Conference and has been published in "Contemporary Latin American Literature," "Latin America: A Panorama," and "Test Yourself in Spanish Grammar," among others. She also has an article on Costa Rican theater in the forthcoming "Dictionary of Latin American Theater," and is the Latin American Series editor for Peter Lang Publishing. Currently a member of the Ithaca College International Programs Committee, she has previously served on the Multicultural Experience Housing Committee and Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. She received her doctorate and master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor's degree from Wells College.
Bitting, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, worked as a clinical athletic trainer at HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Florida before coming to Ithaca College as a clinical assistant professor in 1991. The author of a monthly column on health issues in the "Ithaca Journal," she has also published articles such as "A Model for a Policy on HIV/AIDS and Athletics" and "Enhancing Athletic Injury Rehabilitation Adherence" for the "Journal of Athletic Training." She has given presentations at meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine, Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and District II Student Athletic Training Conference. She is currently serving as a Faculty Justice and as advisor to the Ithaca College Student
Athletic Trainers' Association. As a member of the Student Affairs AIDS Working Group from 1993 to 2000, she helped develop the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Policy on HIV/AIDS and Athletics. She holds a master's degree from West Virginia University and bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
Cecconi, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, chaired the speech-language pathology department at the Special Children's Center in Ithaca before joining the professional staff of the College's Ewing speech and hearing clinic in 1991. She has served as a clinical assistant professor since 1994. She has given numerous presentations at the annual meetings of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her article "From Clinic to Classroom: Preparing Students for Collaborative Intervention" was published in the "Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Clinical Supervision: Innovative and Effective Practices." Her service to the College and to the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance has included membership on the Quality of Student Life Task Force, Center for Life Skills Planning Committee, and Interdisciplinary Internship Coordinator's Committee. She received her master's degree from Bowling Green State University and her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Micale, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, was employed at Cayuga Medical Center as an applied exercise physiologist prior to joining Ithaca College as clinical assistant professor in 1988. He had previously held fitness and health education consulting positions at San Diego State University and the Healthscore/University of Colorado Wellness Center. His articles have been published in proceedings of meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as in the "Health and Fitness Journal" and "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise." His conference presentations have included "Fitness Screening, Appraisal, and Demonstration," "Exercise Principles, Procedures, and Programming," and "The Benefits of Cross-Training." A member of the College's Benefits Committee and Health Promotion Committee, he has also served on his department's Cardiac Rehabilitation Task Force and Health Awareness Week/Wellness Day Planning Committee. He received his master's degree from San Diego State University, and his bachelor of science and arts degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Durnford, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was senior staff therapist at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Colorado prior to becoming clinical supervisor of the Ewing speech and hearing clinic in 1991. She was named clinical instructor in 1994. She has been published in the "Division 15 Gerontology Newsletter," "Southern Tier Area Speech-Language-Hearing Association Newsletter," and "Aging and Communication." She has given several poster presentations, including "Geriatric Interdisciplinary Training for Future Rural Allied Health Care Professionals" at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference in Washington, D.C., and "The Successes and Challenges of Intergenerational Programming Between a College and an Adult Residential Facility" at the State Society on Aging in Albany. Currently a member of the College's Longview Curriculum Committee, she has also served on the Catholic Community Advisory Board and on the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance Core Curriculum Task Force. She received her master's degree from Colorado State University and her bachelor's degree from Adams State College.
TENURE AND PROMOTION
Jean Hardwick, Naeem Inayatullah, Deborah Martin, and Greg Shelley were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.
Hardwick, Department of Biology, came to Ithaca College in 1997 as an assistant professor. She had previously been a lecturer at the University of Vermont and Trinity College. Currently a reviewer for the "American Journal of Physiology," she has published numerous articles in the "Journal of Neurophysiology," "Journal of Neuroscience," and "Annals of the New York Academy of Science." She has also published abstracts of her research in the Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. She has served as chair of the College's Premedical Sciences Advisory Committee and has been a member of her department's Program Review Team and several faculty search committees. She received her doctorate from the University of Vermont and her bachelor's degree from Smith College.
Inayatullah, Department of Politics, taught at Syracuse University and the University of Colorado prior to joining Ithaca College as an assistant professor in 1996. He has given presentations at annual meetings of the International Studies Association and has served as a panel discussant on such topics as "Anxiety and the Social Fact: Writing Against Ethnic Identity" and "Regional Strategies in an Era of Globalization." He has published articles in "Perspectives on Third World Sovereignty: The Post-Modern Paradox," "Culture in World Politics," and the "European Journal of International Relations." A member of the Steering Committee of the Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, he has also coordinated the College's program at the Elmira Correctional Facility. He received his doctorate from the University of Denver, and his master's and bachelor's degrees from Michigan State University.
Martin, Department of Performance Studies, came to Ithaca College from DePauw University as an assistant professor in 1992. While at the School of Music she founded and co-coordinated the Summer Piano Institute, a week-long program of intensive piano study for students aged 12 to 18; and founded and directed the Teaching Intern Program (TIPS), which provides piano majors with supervised practicum experience in piano teaching. She has served as an adjudicator for the National Federation of Music Clubs, State Music Teachers Association Empire State Competition, and Music Teachers National Association, and has performed with a variety of School of Music ensembles. She currently chairs the College's Academic Policies Committee and is a member of her school's Technology Advisory Group and Curriculum Committee. She received her doctorate and master's degree from Indiana University, and her bachelor's degree from Baylor University.
Shelley, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, joined the College as an assistant professor in 1996. He had previously taught at Cornell University and the University of Utah. He is a sport psychology consultant for the National Lacrosse League as well as for the Ithaca College and the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Departments of Athletics. He has written numerous articles on athlete training, motivation, coaching, and injury care for such publications as the "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research," "Journal of Applied Sport Psychology," and "Athletic Therapy Today." He currently serves on the College's Faculty Justice, Animal Welfare, and Counseling Center Advisory Committees, and he has been a member of the Rape Awareness Committee and Eating Disorders Task Force. He received his doctorate from the University of Utah, master's degree from the University of Iowa, and bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska.