The Academic Minute for 2021.04.05-2021.04.09


The Academic Minute from 04.05 – 04.09

Monday, April 5th
Matt Hendley – SUNY Oneonta
What if the U.S. Followed the U.K. Parliamentary Model
Dr. Matthew Hendley is Chair and Professor of History at the State University of New York – College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta).  Educated in Canada, he is a specialist in Modern British History and the history of the British Empire. His publications include, Organized Patriotism and the Crucible of War: Popular Imperialism in Britain, 1914-1932. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012), and the co-edited book Imagining Globalization: Language, Identities and Boundaries (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), as well as numerous book chapters and scholarly articles.  Professor Hendley’s published work has focused on the gendered nature of British political culture in 20th century Britain. Dr. Hendley has received a Research and Scholarship Award for excellence in scholarship from Research Foundation of the State University of New York.

Tuesday, April 6th
Ryan Meldrum – Florida International University
Digital Self-Harm
Dr. Meldrum’s areas of expertise include the causes and consequences of low self-control, the link between poor sleep quantity/quality and adolescent antisocial behavior, and the role of peer associations in the etiology of delinquency and substance use. His research has appeared in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Developmental Psychology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, Sleep Health, Intelligence, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence, among others. He is the winner of the 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences New Scholar Award, was named a 2016 FIU Top Scholar for Research, and was named a 2019 FIU Top Scholar for Student Mentorship.

Wednesday, April 7th
Jorge Contreras – University of Utah
Open COVID Pledge
Jorge L. Contreras teaches in the areas of intellectual property law, property law and genetics and the law.  He has recently been named one of the University of Utah’s Presidential Scholars, and won the 2018-19 Faculty Scholarship Award from the S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Professor Contreras has previously served on the law faculties of American University Washington College of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, and was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and intellectual property law in Boston, London and Washington D.C.

Thursday, April 8th
Peter Belmi – University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Objectification at Work
Peter Belmi is an assistant professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Peter was named one of the “40 Best Business Professors Under 40” by Poets & Quants and one of the “30 emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice” by Thinkers50. He also received the University of Virginia’s Mead-Colley Award in 2018 and the Faculty Diversity Award in 2020.

Friday, April 9th
Aimee Delaney – Worcester State University
Norms of Violence
Dr. Delaney specializes in the study of violence and victimization, with a focus on juvenile crime, risk behaviors and risk factors among youth, the victimization of youth, and family and community violence. Her book, Norms of Violence: Violent Socialization Processes and the Spillover Effect for Youth Crime, propels an integrated theory of social control and culture of violence arguing that violent socialization processes, in combination with national level indicators of violence, contribute to a norm of violence which spills over into other dimensions of society and is associated with youthful criminal behavior. This book provides a unique offering to the international study of youth behavior, by focusing on both victimization and offending, rather than arguing solely that victimization is a correlate of youth crime. Dr. Delaney’s research has also been published in Criminal Justice Review, International Criminal Justice Review, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Current Perspectives on Family Research, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, and several criminal justice related encyclopedias.


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