The Academic Minute for 2018.11.19-11.23


Academic Minute from 11.19 – 11.23

Monday, November 19th
Alison Bryant Ludden – College of the Holy Cross
Teens and Caffeine
Dr. Alison Bryant Ludden, associate professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, studies how adolescents’ use of different caffeinated products unfolds over time and in different contexts. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, previously taught at the University of Missouri—Columbia, and has been at Holy Cross since 2004. She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Youth and Society and teaches courses on adolescent development and health.  Dr. Ludden’s survey and focus group research examines how school, family, peers, and communities help to promote adolescents’ health and educational resilience. Her most recent papers have focused on adolescents’ patterns of caffeine use and the links between civic engagement and substance use in rural communities.

Tuesday, November 20th
Kerri Lesh – University of Nevada, Reno
Kerri Lesh is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Ph.D. candidate in the doctoral program at the Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno. Her research interests lie in cultural and linguistic Anthropology as she studies the Basque language and gastronomy.

Wednesday, November 21st
Ranjit Dighe – SUNY Oswego
Bland Beer
RANJIT S. DIGHE is Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at Oswego. His specialty is American macroeconomic history, and he has written extensively on American labor markets between the world wars.

Thursday, November 22nd
Rocco Porreca – Newbury College
Future of Football
Rocco Porreca enters his first year as Newbury’s Faculty Athletic Representative.

Porreca joined Newbury College’s Roger. A. Saunders School of Business and Hospitality Management as an Assistant Professor in Sport Management in the 2017-2018 academic year. Porreca comes to Newbury from the University of Miami where he was a lecturer of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences after previously working as an Adjunct Professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Porreca has a Doctor of Education in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy and both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from State University of New York at Cortland.

Friday, November 23rd
Jing Hu – University of Toronto
Two Ways of Time Estimation
Jing Hu is a Ph.D. student in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She holds an MA and BSc from Beijing Normal University. Her research interests include employee’s work meaningfulness, time in organizational research, employees’ well-being, and cross-culture research. She studies the ups and downs of having a meaningful job and explores the antecedents of work meaningfulness from different levels, including the macro, organizational, and individual level. Also, she studies the topics related to time in organizational research. Moreover, she is interested in the factors that impact employees’ well-being. Her work appears in psychology and management journals, including Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, and Journal of Personnel Psychology.