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Faculty Recognized During ‘Celebration of Scholarship’ Event

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Dozens of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty were honored for their scholarly works at the 18th annual Celebration of Scholarship held Friday, Nov. 15 in Feinberg Library.

Five featured scholars shared their work during the reception:

  • Joshua Beatty, associate librarian, Library and Information Technology Services
  • Kwangseek Choe, associate professor, supply chain management and international business, School of Business and Economics
  • James Lindgren, professor, history, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Stephen Mansfield, professor, psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Alison Puliatte, assistant professor, teacher education, School of Education, Health and Human Services

displayJosee Larochelle, vice president for administration and finance and chief officer in charge, welcomed a crowd of about 100 from across campus and the community, saying the college is “consistently proud of the academic accomplishments of the SUNY Plattsburgh faculty.”

“We understand such scholarship goes hand in hand with effective teaching in fostering student success and life-changing student experiences,” she said.

Calling attention to the fact that this year marks the 18th year recognizing “our faculty’s research and creativity in pushing the boundaries of their disciplines,” Larochelle said “it is good that we gather together in this space today and each year to focus on this work.”

Dr. Joshua Beatty

Beatty joined the faculty in 2010 and manages the college’s institutional repository and teaches for both the library and for the history department. In addition, beginning this year, he has served as the co-city historian for the City of Plattsburgh. His scholarship involves research into the manufacture of maple sugar in the early republic in the context of a worldwide cane sugar industry dependent on enslaved labor. Beatty also continues his work on Freirean methods of teaching in higher education, specifically on the relation between authority and authoritarianism in the academic library.

Dr. Kwangseek Choe

Choe joined the faculty in 2006 after serving nine years on the faculty at Keene State College in New Hampshire and three years at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Choe discussed research he has conducted, including topics on manufacturing strategy, transportation issues as they relate to the North Country, and supply chain network risk analysis.

Dr. James Lindgren

Lindgren, who joined the SUNY Plattsburgh faculty in 1994, discussed his research and subsequent publication of books on historic preservation and maritime museums: “Preserving the Old Dominion: Historic Preservation and Virginia Traditionalism,” “Preserving Historic New England: Preservation, Progressivism and the Remaking of Memory,” “Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District,” and “Preserving Maritime America: A Cultural History of the Nation’s Great Maritime Museums.”

Dr. Stephen Mansfield

Mansfield, who joined the psychology faculty in 2000, discussed his research and ultimate development of an eye chart that has become an internationally accepted standard for measuring visual performance in reading and is used in low-vision clinics and clinical research around the world. In research funded by the National Institutes of Health, he and his colleagues subsequently expanded the materials for the MNREAD test and have assessed the precision and reliability of the reading-performance measures that the test provides. Working with SUNY Plattsburgh students, whom he acknowledged at the event, Mansfield has explored the factors that determine how print size and fonts affect word recognition and reading.

Dr. Alison Puliatte

Puliatte has been teaching at SUNY Plattsburgh since 2016, was an elementary-school teacher and principal for seven and 12 years, respectively, before deciding to earn her doctorate in educational psychology and pursue a career in academia, the journey of which she discussed at the celebration. Her research areas include the influence of teacher content knowledge and the methods of teaching and how it influences student learning, literacy education, mental well-being and teacher self-efficacy.

A complete listing of participants and their submissions in the 2019 Celebration of Scholarship can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KuZR8zjaOBn2a9zHbWoTvYQotz-EWdwe/view.

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