Faculty and Staff Notes

Lisa Ryno Publishes Article

December 16, 2021

Luke Buck '21, Maddison Paladino '21, Kyogo Nagashima '24, Emma Brezel '17, Josh Holtzman '21, and Sarel J. Urso '16 coauthored a publication with Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lisa Ryno in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology titled "Temperature-dependent influence of FliA overexpression on PHL628 E. coli biofilm growth and composition."

Haiti Fights Back by Yveline Alexis a TLS Book of the Year

December 15, 2021

Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Contributor Sudhir Hazareesingh selected as their book of the year Haiti Fights Back, by Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Yveline Alexis. It is “written with sensitivity and verve” and “tells a powerful story which draws out the courage and patriotism of ordinary Haitian men and women,” says Hazareesingh.

Entropy Magazine Recognizes KJ Cerankowski's Book

December 13, 2021

Assistant Professor KJ Cerankowski's book, Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming, named amongst Best Nonfiction of 2020-2021 by Entropy Magazine.



Sandy Zagarell Gives Presidential Address at Conference

December 13, 2021

Sandy Zagarell, Donald R. Longman Professor of English emerita and current president of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, gave the presidential address, "American Women Writers: Ecologies, Survival, Change," and presented a paper on "Late Career and Retirement" at the society's triennial conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in November.


Jenny Garcia Named Coeditor of Political Research Quarterly

December 10, 2021

Assistant Profess of Politics Jenny Garcia was named one of the editors of Political Research Quarterly, the flagship journal of the Western Political Science Association. The four-year term begins July 2022.

Cell Transplantation Publishes Article by Ruth McDowell

December 8, 2021

The journal Cell Transplantation published an article by Ruth McDowell, visiting assistant professor of biology, on the use of hydroxychloroquine in islet transplantation. The article is based on research conducted at the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Read the article and citation.


American Psychological Association Presents Cindy Frantz with Fellow Status

December 6, 2021

Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz has been named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology and requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state, or regional level.

Frantz served as an expert panelist for the Solutions Session at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference (virtual) on November 9.  The session focused on the question:  How can rural landowners be encouraged to embrace, welcome, and even demand new solar installations, as opposed to protest them?

Frantz presented the talk “Yes we can! How to talk about climate change to inspire action and fight despair” on November 17 to the Lorain County Commmunity College Psi Beta Club.

Article Coauthored by Shari Rabin Published

December 6, 2021

The Journal of Southern History published the article "Simon Gerstmann's War: Religion, Loyalty, and Memory in the Post-Civil War Claims Courts," coauthored by Shari Rabin, associate professor of Jewish studies and religion.

Stephen FitzGerald Coauthors Paper

December 6, 2021

Professor of Physics Stephen FitzGerald coauthored a paper along with Didier Banyeretse ’20 and Tyler Hartman ’20 that was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The paper looks at the binding of molecular hydrogen as an energy storage mechanism with applications for fuel cell powered cars.

Clayton Koppes Gives Talk on World AIDS Day

December 3, 2021

Clayton Koppes, professor emeritus of history, gave the talk "Who Gets to Tell the Story: Expanding the History of HIV/AIDS" on World AIDS Day, December 1. The virtual event was sponsored by the Community Advisory Board of the Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals AIDS Clinical Trial Unit. His talk was based on his archival research and  interviews nationally and in Cleveland.