Academic Minute from 01.07 – 01.11
Monday, January 7th
Craig Mattson – Trinity College
Better Feeling for a Better World
Dr. Craig Mattson is a rhetorician, and he studies how messages work, how they form relationships, how they create worlds, and how they open possibilities. Recently, he has been studying corporate rhetorics of social responsibility—rhetorics that work collectively, extra-personally, and communally. “Although we tend to think of Christian engagement in late-modern society on an individualistic basis, Trinity compels me to think collaboratively, to practice disciplinary border-crossing, and to constantly seek out the strong but subtle connections that appear wherever humans congregate. I think it’s a significant part of the Christian scholarly vocation that we make these connections apparent.
Tuesday, January 8th
Gabriel Neal – Texas A&M University
I am board-certified Family Medicine physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. My love for patients and students is what brought me from private practice to academic medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. I supervise family medicine residents, serve as our clinic’s medical director and COO, as well as direct our local campus family medicine clerkship. A few of my special interests are medical ethics and international medicine.
Wednesday, January 9th
Lynn Ulatowski – Ursuline College
The Concept of the Big Picture
Lynn Ulatowski earned a BS in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. She earned an MS in Nutrition and a PhD in Molecular Nutrition, both from Case Western Reserve University. Her Dissertation topic was: Regulation of Vitamin E and Tocopherol Transfer protein, for which she received the Academic Excellence Award. As a Post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Ulatowski researched Vitamin E transport in the central nervous system, which is particularly relevant to oxidative stress associated diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Down Syndrome. Her research also includes delineating how modifications of Tiam1 GEF influences activation of Rho GTPases and progression of colon cancer.
Thursday, January 10th
Donna McCloskey – Widener University
How to Set Boundaries Between Work and Home
Donna Weaver McCloskey is an associate professor in Widener University’s School of Business Administration. She holds a bachelor of science in finance and management information systems from the University of Delaware, a master of business administration from Widener University, and a doctor of philosophy in decision sciences/management information systems from Drexel University. Weaver McCloskey earned the Certified Associate in Project Management credential from the Project Management Institute and is active in a number of professional organizations. As a recipient of multiple.
Friday, January 11th
Randy Stein – Cal Poly Pomona
Randy Stein has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. He studies how preferences are shaped by how people reason about what’s true and what’s false.