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 Professor Kittredge's essay, "The Girl-Hero for the New Millennia: Alice's Great-Great-Granddaughters in Post-Gender Fantasy Worlds," and Chris Holmes's "Exercises in Style: Zadie Smith and the Novel After Form," have been published in the two volume collection of essays edited by Richard Bradford.


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Honors Faculty and International Scholar Pedro X. Molina won 2nd place in the "gag" category at the World Press Cartoon ceremony in September.

Pedro is currently an artist in residence at Ithaca City of Asylum, and a visiting international scholar for the 

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Peter Melcher has joined the editorial team as Associate Editor for the Journal Frontiers: Plant Biophysics and Modeling

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After serving three years in his role as vice-chair, Scott Hamula, associate professor and Strategic Communication Department chair, is now chair of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Education Executive Committee (NEEC). 

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Andrew Utterson (Roy H. Park School of Communications and Coordinator of the first-year Ithaca Seminars) has recently published a new book with Edinburgh University Press, a leading international publisher of scholarly books and journals.

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Justine Vosloo, PhD. CMPC, Associate Professor from the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training published a paper: “Culturally Competent Sport Psychology: A Survey of Sport Psychology Professionals’ Perception of Cultural Competence” in one of the premier journals in the field: The Sport Psychologist. The paper examined the perceived cultural competency levels of professionals in the field of sport psychology (i.e. Certified Mental Performance Coaches/CMPCs & Sport Psychologists). The paper examined the professionals’ perceived cultural knowledge, competency and beliefs around the effectiveness of formal training in the development of their own cultural competence. A major finding was that professionals believed that their training was only moderately effective in their cultural competence development.

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 Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) gave a presentation at the Virtual Conference of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters on September 18, 2020. The title of her presentation was "Off into the Great Unknown: Translation for Research."

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 Professor Duke presented the paper "Making Strategy Valuable to Undergraduate Students" at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. The paper examines the most common methods used to teach strategic management to undergraduate business school students, highlights some of the limitations of these methods, and proposes three principles for developing strategic management courses that are better tailored to undergraduate students' circumstances.

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Assistant Professor David Diggin and Professor Emeritus Gary Sforzo from the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training published "Enhancing Wellness During Young Adulthood" in a special issue of the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal entitled "Refocusing Lifespan to Healthspan."  The paper focuses on promoting wellness, and particularly physical activity, for college-aged individuals through the start of mid-life.  The paper was released on Sept 10, 2020 and more details can be found at the following link:


Professor Ed Catto (management) moderated a virtual panel in July for the San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s foremost and longest running comic-convention event. The panel focused on the intersection of Academia and Pop Culture and included top industry speakers from Columbia University, Syracuse University and the University of Washington. Within the first week, the panel earned over 5,000 views. 

Professor Catto has been asked by Comic-Con International to extend this series and will be moderating a series of additional panels for the fall season.

The first whole page article in Greek was published by Phileleftheros, the oldest daily newspaper in Cyprus and the largest by circulation. 

The second interview in English appeared in the Cyprus Mail. Both interviews were concerning the Creative Europe project “Interfaces”, an international, interdisciplinary project focused on creating new models and practices for audience development in contemporary music in Europe, which was awarded over two million dollars in funding by the European Union.  The articles can be found here: 

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 Claire Gleitman writes on the salience of Beckett's play "Happy Days" to her teaching and her students' learning during Covid.

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was a featured presenter at the August 18 Film Quarterly Webinar on We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media, the national touring exhibition coprogrammed by Zimmermann and Louis Massiah from Scribe Video. 

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) has launched a three-way international collaboration with the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute (TFAI) and the Centre for Screen Cultures Playlist initiative at the University of St. Andrews Scotland to showcase playlists about online media projects about COVID-19. 

FLEFF codirector Patricia Zimmermann and FLEFF new media curator Dale Hudson from New York University Abu Dhabi have curated three separate playlists featuring nearly 60 projects from across the globe on COVID-19 for the U of St. Andrews playlist initiative.

Zimmermann and Hudson will present one of the keynote addresses at the TFAI’s international forum, “The Multitudes Prevail: History and Memory in the Participatory Media Landscape,” October 17 and 18 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Their presentation, which theorizes and analyzes international new media works featured on their curated playlists, is entitled “The Urgency of Participatory Small Media on the COVID-19 Pandemic.” 

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The Ithaca College chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma earned "Highest Honors" status for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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School of Business Professors Narges Kasiri & James Minas working with IC finance student John Bailey had their presentation entitled, "Analytics adoption in small businesses", accepted for the 51st Digital Information Systems (DIS) Conference (November 2020)

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The October issue of the Choral Journal includes a feature article by Janet Galván, Professor of Music,  and Matt Clauhs, Assistant Professor of music.  Their article title, “The Virtual Choir as Collaboration,” was used on the cover of the journal.”

The authors want to thank and acknowledge the Ithaca College Choir, the Ithaca College Treble Chorale, and Contemporary Ensembles for their hard work in creating collaborative virtual ensembles at IC in the spring of 2020.



A cross division group of IC staff and alumni collaborated to present during the SPECTRUM conference in August. SPECTRUM is the nation's largest education conference devoted to preventing and responding to sexual and interpersonal violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community. It is hosted by the State University of New York.

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Chrissy Guest, Associate Professor in the Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies Department, was elected to serve on the board of the University Film and Video Association. The international election was held over the summer. Guest was honored last year with the association’s Faculty Award of Excellence.

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Professor of History Jonathan Ablard reviewed a book on race and psychiatry. 

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