Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 9/11/19

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in departments of art, music, psychology, and sociology and criminology.

Margaret Evans, piano faculty, judged the finals of the Sixth Macao-Pan Asian Piano Competition in August. This was her second invitation to judge this event and to present four days of master classes during her 17 days there.  Piano competitors came from countries across Asia, including as far away as Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a particularly strong contingent of 22 competitors from Bangkok, Thailand.  Evans’ co-adjudicators came from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Switzerland.

Associate Professor Amie Hess and Assistant Professor Kris Macomber from the Department of Sociology and Criminology co-presented at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings in New York City. The title of their paper was “My Parents Never Read My Papers, But They Watched My Film”: Documentary Filmmaking as Feminist Pedagogy.

In July, Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone presented a paper, Empathy in Art at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in Oxford, England. The paper explores aesthetic principles evoking empathy in contemporary photography.

Associate Professor of I/O Psychology Joe Mazzola has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is the co-author of Should we be challenging employees?: A critical review and meta-analysis of the challenge-hindrance model.

Melyssa Allen

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