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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Linda Petrosino, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs

Dr. Jean Hardwick, Professor of Biology, and Dr. Stephen Sweet, Professor of Sociology, have been named as Charles A. Dana Professors. The Dana Professorship recognizes exceptional faculty who have attained the rank of full professor and who have made significant contributions in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Dr. Hardwick joined Ithaca College in 1997 and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Vermont. Her scholarship and student mentoring centers on research of the cardiac nervous system and heart disease  Dr. Hardwick was recently awarded a 3-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the changes induced by chronic heart disease in an animal model of myocardial infarction ( “heart attack”).

This includes studying a part of the nervous system that helps to regulate the heart and how chronic heart disease can alter the intrinsic nervous system that helps to control cardiac function.

Dr. Hardwick’s Dana Professor project will focus on developing a variety of programs to target students who are struggling in college and to develop programs that can continue beyond the grant period to improve STEM programs at Ithaca College.  

Dr. Sweet joined the Ithaca College faculty in 2002 with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. His scholarship focuses on work and work-family related concerns. Dr. Sweet is editor for the journal Teaching Sociology and a member of the American Sociological Association (ASA) task force on the undergraduate major.  He co-authored the report The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education. With a grant from ASA, Dr. Sweet developed the Curriculum Mapping Tool for Sociology, now used by ASA program reviewers.  In addition, Dr. Sweet received a grant from the Association of Colleges of the Midwest to engage colleges and universities in revision of their sociological curriculum using this Curriculum Mapping Tool.

Dr. Sweet’s Dana Professor project will focus on guiding faculty to understand how different components of faculty work can contribute to one another in meaningful ways.

Dr. Hardwick and Dr. Sweet join three preciously appointed Charles A. Dana Professors, Dr. Luke Keller from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Abraham Mulugetta from the Department of Finance and International Business, and Dr. Michael Malpass from the Department of Anthropology.

 

 

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Selection of Charles A. Dana Professors Comment from depalma on 08/29/17
Two outstanding choices! Congratulations to both of you!