The Academic Minute for 2018.05.21-05.25


Academic Minute from 5.21 – 5.25

Monday, May 21st
Lisa Stegall – Hamline University
Moving to the Music May Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly
Dr. Ferguson-Stegall is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN, and directs the Integrative Physiology Laboratory. She earned her PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She received further training as a NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota Medical School in muscle physiology and aging biology. Her lab studies systemic adaptations that occur in response to exercise training and nutritional supplementation, as well as the role of exercise and mind-body interventions to improve physical function and cardiorespiratory health.

Tuesday, May 22nd
Timothy Mulgan – University of Auckland
The Surprising Implications of Extraterrestrial Life
Tim Mulgan is professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and professor of moral and political philosophy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is the author of Purpose in the Universe: The Moral and Metaphysical Case for Ananthropic Purposivism (2015).

Wednesday, May 23rd
Ryan Skinnell – San Jose State University
What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald Trump
Dr. Ryan Skinnell received his Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition at Arizona State University in 2011. He primarily studies the history of rhetoric and writing instruction in U.S. higher education, but in recent years his research has shifted to focus more on public rhetoric, which involves exploring how politicians, celebrities, and average citizens persuade one another. Most recently, he has been studying rhetoric related to demagoguery, lying, and fascism. Dr. Skinnell is the author of Conceding Composition: A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes and editor or co-editor of three other books, including the forthcoming Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump.

Thursday, May 24th
Natalie Sarrazin – SUNY Brockport
Do Indians Care About Western Music?
Natalie Sarrazin holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s degree from Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. Natalie is a Music Studies Coordinator at The College at Brockport, SUNY, and teaches courses in, ethnomusicology and music education. Natalie’s publications include Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice and Identity (Routledge, 2016), a Music and the Child (Open SUNY, 2016), and Indian Music for the Classroom (Rowman Littlefield, MENC, 2008); chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Musical Cultures (2012), and More than Bollywood – Studies in Indian Popular Music, (2012); and various articles on music and education. She is currently editor and contributor for a book Problem-Based Learning for the College Music Classroom for Routledge. In 2015, Natalie helped co-found and is Executive Director of Western Music Educators Association in India, the first non-Western federated affiliate of the US’s National Association for Music Education which supports music teachers on the sub-continent.

Friday, May 25th
Kaitlin Woolley – Cornell University
Information Avoidance
Professor Woolley studies consumer motivation and goal pursuit, with a focus on understanding what consumers value when pursuing their goals and how to use this to increase goal persistence. She also researches the influence of goal conflict on consumer choice, and the role food consumption plays in social connection. Woolley’s research has been published in journals and book chapters, including Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It has been featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, and Psychology Today.

At Johnson, Professor Woolley teaches the core Marketing course and the Consumer Behavior course. Woolley earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in psychology from Cornell University. She earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her PhD is in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.