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We celebrate the scholarship, projects and accomplishments of our talented and diverse arts and sciences faculty.

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Learn more about Saroj AdhikariDr. Saroj Adhikari

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

  • Saroj Adhikari was awarded the KITP scholar award (2022-2024) providing travel funds to national meetings.
  • S. Adhikari. “The Hubble tension in the non-flat Super−ΛCDM model," (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dark.2022.101005

Learn more about Karina CklessDr. Karina Ckless

Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Rajesh Sunasee; Karina Ckless (Eds). “Synthesis, Applications and Biological Impact of Nanocellulose”, Nanomaterials (MDPI), Basel, Switzerland, 2022, pp1-140. ISBN 978-3-0365-5620-8 (PDF); https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-0365-5620-8

Julia Devine

Lecturer, Department of Theatre

  • Julia Devine received a 2022 Statewide Community Regrants Community Arts Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts to support creation of Kasennisaks: I'm Looking for a Name (A Mohawk Woman's Story of Survival) featuring Mohawk Emily Stacey, to be performed April 2023.

Erika Guay

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre

  • Erika Guay is the new book review editor for Theatre Design & Technology journal.

Dr. Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Theatre

  • Kelty, Shawna Mefferd. 2023. “A Doula/Director’s Manifesto for Creation; or, Dismantling the Patriarchy in Creative Spaces.” (M)Other Perspectives Staging Motherhood in 21st Century North American Theatre & Performance. Edited By Lynn Deboeck, Aoise Stratford. Routledge.
  • Kelty, Shawna Mefferd. Attended Mid-America Theatre Conference in Minneapolis, MN, March 8-12, 2023. Directed a 10-minute play, Same Time, Same Place by Tiffa Foster in the Playwriting Symposium and was an invited panelist for the MATC Pedagogy Symposium session: “Resisting Impossibilities: Land Acknowledgements and Beyond in the Classroom.”

Kathy Koester

Dance Instructor, Department of Theatre

  • Kathy Koester applied and received a Community Arts Grant from NYS for her company, The Adirondack Dance Company, to do a performance of Peter Pan in 2022.

Learn more about Daniel LakeDr. Daniel Lake

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science

  • Lake, Dr. Daniel. “The War in Ukraine: A Year Later: A Political-Military Analysis” at Clinton Community College on Monday, Apr. 3 at noon. Invited presentation, sponsored by the CCC Student Activities Board.
  • Lake, Dr. Daniel. “Technological Change and Military Transformation: The Decline of the Mass Military” at the International Studies Association Annual Convention on Mar. 15, 2023, in Montreal QC.

Learn more about Chiranjivi LamsalDr. Chiranjivi Lamsal

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

  • Dr. Chiranjivi Lamsal and Mr. Jonathan Sinopoli presented their research “Electronic, and Optical Properties of Small Clusters of Methylammonium Tin Bromide (CH 3 NH 3 SnBr 3)” at the annual March meeting of American Physical Society (APS) 2022.

Learn more about Justin LowryDr. Justin Lowry

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

  • “Soil biomarkers of cacao tree cultivation in the sacred cacao groves of the northern Maya lowlands.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Vol. 41. February 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103331

Learn more about Lucia ManziDr. Lucia Manzi

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

  • Manzi, Lucia. 2022. “Prosecutorial Gatekeeping and Its Effects on Criminal Accountability: The Roman Prosecutor’s Office and Corruption Investigations in Italy, 1975–1994.” Justice System Journal, 43(3): 445-469.
  • Manzi, Lucia. Invited presentation for a workshop titled “Prosecutions of Political Corruption: The Case of Italy, Romania, and Brazil,” New York University, Online Event. (March 29, 2023).
  • Manzi, Lucia. Paper presentation at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, “Judicial Populism and Anti-Corruption Mobilization in the Mani Pulite Operation,” American Political Science Association, Montreal, Canada. (September 2022)

Learn more about Akanksha MisraDr. Akanksha Misra

Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

  • Misra, Akanksha. 2022. “Letter from a Mother to a Daughter to a Mother: Caste, Patriarchy, and Intergenerational Trauma of Narcissistic Abuse.” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement 13 (2): 37-50.
  • Misra, Akanksha. 2022. “Embodied Histories, Erotic Disruptions, and Sexuality Education in India and Turkey.” Feminist Studies 48 (2). Feminist Studies, Inc: 395–422.
  • SSHRC Connection Grant for $19,905, Primary Investigators: Dr. Mairi McDermott, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Dr. Akanksha Misra, SUNY Plattsburgh.

Learn more about Glenn MorelloDr. Glenn Morello

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • Dr. Hashini N. K. Herath, Austin L. MacRae, Dr. Angel Ugrinov, Prof. Dr. Glenn R. Morello, Prof. Dr. Alexander R. Parent “Electrochemical Properties of Ru Polypyridyl Phosphonates.” EurJIC: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 10 February 2023. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.202200747

Learn more about Sam NorthshieldDr. Sam Northshield

Professor & Chair, Department of Mathematics

  • “Some Generalizations of a formula of Reznick,” Fibonacci Quarterly 60 (2022), no. 5, 299-315.
  • “Generalizations of a formula of Reznick,” 20th International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and their Applications, online, July 28, 2022.
  • “A short proof of Fermat's two-square theorem (using graph theory),” MAA Seaway Section Regional Meeting, Siena College, Oct. 29, 2022.

Learn more about Connie OxfordDr. Connie Oxford

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

  • Oxford, Connie. 2023. “The Gory Details: Asylum, Sexual Assault, and Traumatic Memory” Sexes. Special Issue: “Exclusive Papers Collection of the Editorial Board of Sexes,” Vol, No. 2: 188-221.

Learn more about Ken PodolakDr. Ken Podolak

Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Learn more about Scott ReznickDr. Scott Reznick

Assistant Professor, Department of English

  • “Hawthorne, History, and Politics: A Reassessment,” Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 78.1 (Spring 2022): 105-132. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/849221

Learn more about Naveen SomasunderamDr. Naveen Somasunderam

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

Learn more about Rajesh SunaseeDr. Rajesh Sunasee

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Rajesh Sunasee; Karina Ckless (Eds). “Synthesis, Applications and Biological Impact of Nanocellulose”, Nanomaterials (MDPI), Basel, Switzerland, 2022, pp1-140. ISBN 978-3-0365-5620-8 (PDF); https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-0365-5620-8

Learn more about Michael WaltersDr. Michael Walters

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Physics

  • Michael Walters (physics) and Kevin McCullen (computer science) presented the tutorial, ‘Computer Science and Robotics using Single Board Computers’, at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSCNE) held at Pace University on April 1, 2022.
  • Michael Walters applied for a grant to the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) for his research in “One Book Library”.


More to Explore

Our faculty and students are active and engaged. From regular colloquies hosted by the Institute for Ethics in Public Life, to tantalizing exhibitions at our Plattsburgh State Art Museum, to groundbreaking research at the Lake Champlain Research Institute, we invite you to explore all arts and sciences has to offer.

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