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April 7 –Tea Recognizes Recent Publications by RCC Faculty

DATE: March 23, 2016

CONTACT: Maralin Roffino


April 7 –Tea Recognizes Recent Publications by RCC Faculty

free and open to the public

Ramapo- Rockland Community College faculty with recent research selected for publication in peer reviewed professional journals will be recognized at a ‘Recognition Tea’ on Thursday, April 7 in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room. All are welcome!

Thursday, April 7
Recognition Tea
3-4:30 pm
Faculty Staff Dining Room / Cultural Arts Center

Sponsored by RCC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Tea illustrates the broad range of disciplines and the high standards of research professionals among the faculty at Rockland Community College. Honorees include: Lynn Aaron, Catherine Roche, Kris Baker, David Beisel, Jillian K. Decker, Michael Francesco, Sarah Levy, Xi Shi, Eric Magaram, Jeffrey McLean, Diane Rosen, Christina Stern, and Elaine M. Toia.

List of honorees and publications:

Lynn Aaron, Professor of Computer Studies and CETL Co-director

Catherine Roche, Professor of Business and Division Chair of Business and Professional/Public Service

"Intellectual Property Rights of Faculty in the Digital Age—Evolution or Dissolution in 21st Century Academia?" published in the Journal of Educational Technology Systems, March 2015. Co-authors.

Kris Baker, PhD, Division Chair STEM & Health Professions

“Detection of Outer Membrane Vesicles in Synechocystis PCC 6803” published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, September 2015.  Coauthored

David Beisel, PhD, Professor of Social Science

  • “Psychohistory and the Historians, 1970-2015,” part of the Psychohistory at the Crossroads Symposium, published in Clio’s Psyche, June-September 2015
  • “Comments on Crossroads and the IPA,” from The Symposium Authors Reply published in Clio’s Psyche, June-September 2015

Jillian K. Decker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology

“Spatiotemporal phytoplankton patterns in the Upper Mississippi River in response to seasonal variation in discharge and other environmental factors.” to be published in the journal River Systems. Co-author.

Michael Francesco, Adjunct Faculty, Science

“Peruvians in Paterson: The Growth and Establishment of a Peruvian American Community within the Multiethnic Immigrant History of Paterson, New Jersey,” published in The Journal of History (May, 2014, Vol. 40.3).

Sarah Levy, Professor, Access Services Librarian
Xi Shi, PhD, Professor of Library Services

“An Empirical Review of Library Discovery Tools,” published in the November 2015 issue of Journal of Service Science and Management. Co-authors

Eric Magaram, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

"Using Think-Aloud Protocols to Uncover Misconceptions and Improve Developmental Math Instruction: An Exploratory Study" published in the journal Numeracy, January 2016.

Jeffrey McLean, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology

“Dengue-induced autophagy, virus replication and protection from cell death require ER stress (PERK) pathway activation” published in the journal Cell Death and Differentiation.

Diane Rosen, Adjunct Faculty, English

  • Accessing Creativity: Jungian Night Sea Journeys, Wandering Minds and Chaos”, published in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences by the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences January 2016, Volume 20, Number 1
  • Invoking `the Muse: Dada's Chaos,” in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences published by the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences July, 2014, Volume 18, Number 3.

Christina Stern, PhD, Assistant Professor, History

"Enlightenment Ideals in Our Present? In Our Future?" published in Clio's Psyche: Understanding the "Why" of Culture, Current Events, History, and Society, December 2014.

Elaine M. Toia, PhD, Resident Professor of English

"'Till this moment I never knew myself': Developing Consciousness and Character in Pride and Prejudice and The Portrait of a Lady." published in The International Journal of Literary Humanities, Vol. 11, issue 3 by Common Ground Publishing.



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