The Academic Minute for 2020.02.10-2020.02.14

The Academic Minute from 02.10 – 02.14

Monday, February 10th
Chung Zhang University of Dayton
Beauty Premium in Business
Chun Zhang is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Dayton. She holds a Ph.D. from Concordia University. Her research interests are in branding, service marketing, culture, and communication. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Promotion Management and Marketing Education Review.

Tuesday, February 11th
Kevin Singer – North Carolina State University
Friendships Matter for Higher Ed Students
Kevin Singer is a PhD student in higher education and Research Associate for the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) at North Carolina State University. IDEALS is conducted in partnership with Interfaith Youth Core and conducted by research teams at The Ohio State University and North Carolina State University led by Dr. Matthew Mayhew and Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach.

Wednesday, February 12th
Betsy Schlabach – Earlham College
Racial Disparities in Health Care
Betsy Schlabach is a scholar of Black Chicago History, Urban History, Geography, Popular Culture, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sports History/Gaming Culture, and American Studies. She is the author of Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscape (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and is particularly interested in exploring the arts and literary history of Bronzeville as contoured by its urban history and the built environment.

Thursday, February 13th
Margaret Quinlan – University of North Carolina Charlotte
New Mother Challenges
Margaret M. Quinlan (Ph.D., Ohio University) is an Associate Professor of Communication and a Core Faculty Member of the Interdisciplinary Health Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received the Bonnie E. Cone Early Career Professorship in Teaching (2015-2018). She explores how communication creates, resists and transforms knowledges about bodies. She critiques power structures in order to empower individuals who are marginalized inside and outside of healthcare systems. Additionally, her scholarly work explores the organizing of health care resources and work opportunities for people with lived differences. She authored approximately 40 journal articles, 17 book chapters and co-produced documentaries in a regional Emmy award-winning series (National Distribution with PBS and available on Amazon).

Friday, February 14th
Corey Johnson – University of Waterloo
Geo-Social Dating Apps
My theorizing and qualitative inquiry focuses its attention on the power relations between dominant (white, male, heterosexual, etc.) and non-dominant populations in the cultural contexts of leisure. This examination provides important insight into both the privileging and discriminatory practices that occur in contemporary leisure settings. I also see my research as complimentary to both classroom instruction and professional service, and I use advocacy, activism, civic-engagement, service-learning and community partnerships to create unique learning opportunities for individuals and institutions. This synergy is particularly relevant as it increases the quality, level, and number of services offered in a given community.


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