Faculty members put their knowledge into practice so that students and others can benefit. Recently, professors have published research papers with student co-authors and shared their novels and research findings at conferences and events around the world.
Sarah Ash Pole
Associate Professor of Environmental studies Sara Ashpole published a collaborative research paper with Marissa Nati ’18 in The Canadian Field-Naturalist title “Pedomorph Spotted Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum) in ovo count, British Columbia, Canada.”
ash pole is the faculty director of St. Lawrence’s Sustainability program and order a Second Year Success Initiative seminar and First year program seminar on the sustainability of Chocolate as part of the Chocolate Passport Project. As the Canadian Co-Chair of the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group and a member of the Independent Advisory Committee of the Amphibians and Reptiles Subcommittee of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, her research has informed national policy and international.
collins is an original member of global studies department in Saint-Laurent. Her coursework focuses on the themes of globalization, nationalism, colonialism, violence, memory, political activism and media criticism. Among the courses he regularly teaches at St. Lawrence are Theories of World Cultural Studies, World Palestine, and Blogging the Globe: News Analysis and Investigative Journalism.
Rafael Castillo Bejarano
Visiting Assistant Professor of World languages, cultures and media and co-coordinator of the Caribbean, Latin American and Latin American Studies Rafael Castillo Bejarano presented his communication during the first Early Modern Hispanic Studies Symposium at Hobart and William Smith colleges. The article, “‘Sino mostrar creído’: Retórica de la sinceridad en la poesía del Conde de Villamediana”, analyzes the “anti-rhetoric” used by Juan de Tassis y Peralta, Count of Villamediana to forge through his poetry the image of a sincere and authentic courtier according to the palatial codes of his time.
Bejarano CastleHis research focuses on the medieval and modern Iberian Peninsula, modern subjectivity and transatlantic relations, 16th and 17th century Hispanic poetry, lyrical theory, the relationship between poetry and music, and courtly culture.
Assistant instructor for the First year program Ryan Deuel presented his papers, “The Culture of Self-Care in International Education” and “International Higher Education in the Age of Global Reason: A Post-Structural Perspectiveat the 2022 American Educational Research Conference in San Diego, California.
Deuel’s research interests include the discourse, policies and practices of international higher education. He has published his research in journals Globalization, societies and education; Higher education policyand Discourse: studies on the cultural policies of education. Deuel holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University and an MA in History from Kent State University. He currently teaches in the freshman program and has taught as an adjunct instructor at St. Lawrence University in the Education, Englishand APC departments.
Professor and co-president of World languages, cultures and media Alessandro gave a presentation to St. Lawrence students participating in the off-campus study Sorrento partner program around his new novel, “Caravaggio Syndrome,while traveling across Europe organizing signature events at libraries and museums including Feltrinelli and Mondadori, PAN (Naples Museum of Contemporary Art), Libreria Calusca/City Lights, Lettere Caffè and El Viajero Sedentario .
GiardinoAreas of expertise include Baroque, Mediterranean studies, Italian and French literature and art, and 20th-century French philosophy and psychoanalysis. At Saint-Laurent, he regularly teaches French and Italian language and literature and Mediterranean studies.
Associate Professor of Environmental studies Peter Pettengill published an article in the International Journal of Wilderness with Roisin Creedon-Carey ’24 and Sage Lalor ’24. The article, which discusses the importance of human connections with nature for well-being, includes the student co-authors’ description of the transformative nature of Adirondack Semester during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The article is copyrighted and accessible only by subscription.
Pettengill worked for the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management and conducted fieldwork in Acadia, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks. He holds a doctorate. in natural resources from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental and resource economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Associate Professor of Story and coordinator of Native American studies Melissane Schrems co-presented on the relationship between Native Americans, Black Americans, and settlers in New York State before and after the American Revolution during the Humanities New York (HNY) “Land, Liberty, and Loss: Echoes of the American “Revolution” virtual event.
SchremsResearch interests include the history of Native American, European, and African diaspora and American colonization. She has taught courses in Native American history, colonial British America, African American and Adirondack history. Schrems is currently working on a piece for Humanities NY for its Land, Liberty and Loss project and has a doctorate in history from Boston University.
Charles A. Dana Professor of Statistics and director of the Peterson Quantitative Resource Center, Michael Schuckers, co-organized the Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference 2022 with Shirley Mills from Carleton University, Meghan Chayka from Stathlete and Alison Lukan from Seattle Kraken. The conference, which included talks and panels by leaders in hockey analytics, marked data released for the Big Data Cupwhich allows participants to analyze top player tracking data from the 2022 Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament and other recent international tournaments.
Throughout his career, Schuckers has received funding from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense and the US Department of Homeland Security. He has done sports analysis work for a Major League Baseball team, a National Hockey League team, and other sports organizations. Schuckers is author and co-editor of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers: A Handbook for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers. Among the courses he regularly teaches at St. Lawrence are applied statistics, probability, mathematical statistics, and statistical methods of data collection.
Visiting Professor of World languages, cultures and media Dennis Simiyu presented a research paper at the ISLSP-CIBER International Symposium at the University of Chicago. His article, “Theory and Practice: Introducing Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching to Swahili Learning for Specific Purpose Class”, linked historical computer-assisted language learning (CALL) approaches to Padlet software in teaching and described Padlet’s app for Swahili. for Specific Purposes (SSP) while emphasizing the need to teach LSP to study abroad.
Simiyu is an elementary Swahili teacher at St. Lawrence. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Swahili Studies from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a doctorate. in Swahili Studies and taught Swahili for eight years at the secondary and university levels. Simiyu has published scholarly articles, is an ardent researcher in Swahili language, literature and culture, and is an expert in translation.
St. Lawrence’s Faculty Focus is a new regular roundup that features notable faculty news.
Submit News Focus Faculty