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College Hosts Celebration of 800 Scholarly Works by SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty

Teaching is only one part of a professor’s job and SUNY Plattsburgh’s Celebration of Scholarship is designed to showcase that fact.

The 11th annual event, held Friday, Feb. 15, celebrated the more than 800 works created by the college’s faculty during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Speaking at the event, College President John Ettling said he was impressed by this scholarly output, especially since the college is a teaching rather than a research institution.

While other schools may have more time for faculty to dedicate to research, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty have nonetheless proven themselves to be active scholars, and that, in turn, has made them better teachers, he said.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs James Liszka agreed.

“I think it is important for students to know that our faculty are active scholars. There is a strong connection between scholarship and good teaching.”

Toward that end, at each year’s celebration, the works of a few faculty members receive special recognition. This year’s featured scholars were Accounting Professor Chuo-Hsuan “Jason” Lee; Earth and Environmental Science Professor Mary Roden-Tice; Professor of Teacher Education and M.S.Ed. Coordinator Heidi Schnackenberg; and Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Robert Weiss.

Examples of Work from This Year’s Honorees

Lee has published multiple papers on accounting information, financial analysis, decision-making and performance evaluation. His focuses include corporate inside decision-making and the effects of CEO resignations on stocks.

Meanwhile, Schnackenberg has designed instruction packages for Allyn & Bacon Publishers; Motorola; and Intel. Furthermore, she has led initiatives for evaluating the Phoenix Zoo and Maricopa Community College system. She’s co-authored a number of articles with her students.

Roden-Tice has been a co-author of multiple articles in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, the Journal of Geophyiscal Research and the Journal of Structural Geology. She also is committed to doing research with her students. Out of her 54 abstracts, 18 have been co-authored by her students.

Weiss’s publications include works on private policing in the United States, the social history of criminal justice and the privatization of government services. He is also a regular manuscript reviewer for the American Sociological Review and Criminology.

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