The Academic Minute from 04.12 – 04.16
Monday, April 12th
Bill Goffe – Penn State University
Deliberate Practice and Teaching
Bill Goffe (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a Teaching Professor at Penn State. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Education and recently rotated off the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Education. At Penn State he helps run two faculty learning communities and he has published the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Economic Education. The paper most related to The Academic
Minute is “Beyond the Flipped Class: The Impact of Research-Based Teaching Methods in a Macroeconomics Principles Class,” which was authored with Austin Boyle and was published in the American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings.
Tuesday, April 13th
Justine Lindemann – Penn State University
Mapping the Classroom as Community
Justine Lindemann (PhD, Cornell University) is an Assistant Professor of Community Development and Resilience in Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences. She has several years of experience working on issues around community and economic development both domestically and internationally. Her teaching focuses on methods, theories, and practices of community development with a particular focus on civic engagement and anti-racist praxis. She also has a faculty Extension appointment that guides an applied research and programming agenda on issues related to urban food systems, equity in the food system, and urban community resilience more broadly. Prior to coming to Penn State, Justine spent several years researching experiences and politics of vacant land reuse and urban agriculture among Black gardeners and farmers in Cleveland, Ohio. Recent publications center questions of urban land, competing epistemologies of land value, and the contours of a Black agrarian imaginary related to self-determination in food across history and geographies.
Wednesday, April 14th
Katherine McLean – Penn State University
Crime on Campus
Katherine McLean is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Greater Allegheny. She received an M.S. in Population Health at the Harvard School of Public health, and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her subject area research interests lay at the intersection of public health and criminal justice, and in recent years, have included media representation of opioid use and the effects of the “war on drugs” on accidental overdose. She is additionally interested in the implementation of course-based research experiences (CUREs) in criminal justice and the social sciences at large.
Thursday, April 15th
Daniel Mallinson – Penn State University
Engaging Citizen-Students Through Technology
Daniel Mallinson received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University. His expertise lies in state and local politics and policy, with his main research focus examining the mechanics of policy diffusion among the U.S. states. Additional interests include public administration and public policy as well as statistical methodology. He is particularly interested in Pennsylvania State politics and has experience as an Information Specialist for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and a Program Analyst for the Office of Inspector General in Philadelphia (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). He has published in a variety of journals, including Policy Studies Journal, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, State & Local Government Review, and Statistics, Policy, & Politics. He received the Robert S. Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn State University and has published about pedagogy in political science in PS: Political Science & Politics.
Friday, April 16th
Jeffrey Stone – Penn State University
Sustainability in Introductory Computing Courses
Dr. Stone (PhD, Penn State) is an Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State Lehigh Valley. His research focuses on social applications of computing. Dr. Stone currently researches the use of social media by public institutions, specifically municipal and state governments, as well analyses of social media data to identify pandemic-related health issues. Dr. Stone is also an active researcher in Game Studies, specifically investigating evolving perceptions of the “gamer” identity as it moves away from traditional stereotypes. Dr. Stone’s pedagogical research focuses on multidisciplinary methods for engaging students in introductory computing courses. Dr. Stone routinely teaches courses in introductory computer programming, game culture, enterprise application integration, and organizational impacts of technology.
He has been a faculty member at Penn State University since 2001.