The Academic Minute for 2019.12.30-2020.01.03

The Academic Minute from 12.30 – 01.03

Monday, December 30th
Andrew Morris Union College – Best Political Science Segment Award
Natural Disaster Aid
Andrew Morris, associate professor of history at Union College. is an expert on the history of disaster relief. The recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Morris is currently working on a book, “Race, Rights, and Disasters: Hurricane Camille and the New Politics of Disaster Relief” (University of Pennsylvania Press).

Tuesday, December 31st
Gabriel Neal – Texas A&M University – Best Health Segment Award
Paper Cuts
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.

My wife Stacy and I have five children. We enjoy a lot of things such as swimming, reading, board games, traveling, and spending time with friends. But mostly we do a lot of laundry and cooking.

Wednesday, January 1st
Peter Filkins – Bard College at Simon’s Rock – Best History Segment Award
H.G. Adler
Peter Filkins is an award-winning poet and translator. His authorized biography H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds appeared in 2019 from Oxford University Press, and his most recent book of poems is The View We’re Granted (Johns Hopkins, 2012), winner of the 2013 Best Book Award from the New England Poetry Club. He has translated three novels by H.G. Adler, Panorama, The Journey, and The Wall, as well as the collected poems of Ingeborg Bachmann, Darkness Spoken. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leon Levy Center for Biography, the DAAD, and the American Academy in Berlin, he is the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and also teaches translation at the main campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Thursday, January 2nd
Jennifer Harman – Colorado State University – Best Psychology Segment Award
Parental Alienation
Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and specializes in the study of intimate relationships. She also has two masters degrees from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in psychological counseling, and served as a family and substance abuse counselor for several years prior to her entry into academia. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University.

Friday, January 3rd
Ashley Taylor – Colgate University – Best Education Segment Award
Producers of Knowledge
I am Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at Colgate University. I teach educational foundations courses in disability studies, inclusive education, and philosophy of education.

I received my Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University, where I specialized in Philosophy of Education and Disability Studies. I am especially interested in how citizenship and social belonging are conceptualized in relation to and experienced by people labeled with disabilities, and how institutions and processes of education shape and mediate these concepts and experiences. Much of my work considers the normative question of what constitutes educational justice for individuals labeled with intellectual disabilities. More broadly, I am interested in the intersections of ability, gender, and race in educational philosophy and theory. In all of my work, I view disability (and ability) in terms of its status as a gendered and racialized cultural, social, and political position both created and augmented through educational systems.


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