The Academic Minute for 2018.10.29-11.02


Academic Minute from 10.29 – 11.02

Monday, October 29th
Minita Sanghvi – Skidmore College
Gender and Biases in Politics
Minita Sanghvi, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Management and Business Department at Skidmore College, where she teaches business, marketing, and a Scribner Seminar on gender and politics to first-year students. She specializes in the study of gender and intersectionality in political marketing. Her book, Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election: An Analysis of Why She Lost, was published in 2018 by Palgrave MacMillian. Sanghvi’s work has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Management and Advances in Consumer Research. She has also written several commentary pieces for the Albany Times Union.

Tuesday, October 30th
Ken Gobbo – Landmark College
Ken Gobbo is Professor of Psychology at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity. He has published articles on neurodiversity, learning differences and teaching in several peer-reviewed journals including: Disability Studies Quarterly, Review of Disability Studies, Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disorders and College Teaching.

Wednesday, October 31st
John Loike – Touro College
Dr. John Loike joined Lander College of Arts & Sciences in the Fall of 2017 after serving as the co-director for graduate studies in the Department of Physiology Cellular Biophysics and director of Special Programs in the Center for Bioethics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

His biomedical research focuses on how human white blood cells combat infections and cancer. Loike lectures internationally on emerging topics in bioethics, organizes international conferences, and has over 150 papers and abstracts published in the areas of immunology, cancer and bioethics.

He has published many groundbreaking articles on bioethics and specifically deals with bioethics from a Jewish perspective. Loike has a Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Thursday, November 1st
William Blick – Queensborough Community College
Open Educational Resources at Community Colleges
William “Bill” Blick is Assistant Professor at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. He is the electronics resources and serials librarian at QCC. His research interests include OERs, Predatory Publishing, Reference, Popular Culture, Film, Literature, and Music. He has published work on OERs and Popular Culture in the Library, and he also has presented at conferences as diverse as crime fiction at the University of Gdansk, and James Joyce at The University of Galway. He is also the liaison for Academic Works-CUNY, the CUNY-Wide Institutional Repository.

Friday, November 2nd
Jacob Sawyer – Penn State Mont Alto
A Comparison of Atheists and Believers during Bereavement
Dr. Jacob Sawyer received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University. He worked as a staff psychologist prior to his current position.


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