The Academic Minute for 2021.05.17-2021.05.21


The Academic Minute from 05.17 – 05.21

Monday, May 17th
Barbara Rumain – Touro College
Teenagers are More Susceptible to Getting COVID-19 than Older Adults
Dr. Barbara Rumain received a B.A. in mathematics from Columbia University and then a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from New York University.   Her areas of interest include:  how people learn and reason, cognitive development, childhood obesity and the epidemiology of COVID-19 in children.

Tuesday, May 18th
William D. Ramos – Indiana University Bloomington
Impending Impact of COVID-19 on Drowning Rates
William D. Ramos is an associate professor in the Department of Health & Wellness Design, as well as the director of the Aquatics Institute at IU Bloomington. He is also a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. His research agenda focuses on how the aquatic environment adds to the picture of public health and ultimately quality of life through examining factors including physical activity, drowning prevention, water safety, recreational water illnesses and affordance/access issues to help develop a holistic view.

Wednesday, May 19th
Edward Cohen – San Jose State University
TeleSocialWork: A Case Study of Online Services
Edward Cohen received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught research methods (UC Berkeley) courses in managed care (UC Davis) and has provided training to mental health agencies in improving agency performance through the use of data and evaluation. Practice experience includes over 17 years in senior positions as a clinician, administrator, policy planner and consultant in both private and public mental health and social service agencies. Dr. Cohen was Director of the Center for Social Services Research at the University of California at Berkeley prior to joining the faculty at SJSU. He is past editorial board member of the journal Research on Social Work Practice and the International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health. He now serves on the editorial board of Child and Adolescent Social Work.tely quality of life through examining factors including physical activity, drowning prevention, water safety, recreational water illnesses and affordance/access issues to help develop a holistic view.

Thursday, May 20th
Thomas Barker – University of Alberta
Transformative Learning
Thomas Barker, PhD is Professor of Communication in the Graduate Program in Communication and Technology in the Faculty of Arts. He served as Director of Technical Communication at Texas Tech University, and also served as Chair of the President’s Strategic Planning Advisory Council, and Faculty Advisor to the TTU Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Professionally he served on the STC President’s Education Task Force, the Body of Knowledge Task Force. His current work is in leadership communication and risk communication. He helped develop the Advanced Citation in Leadership and the Wellness Leadership Series in the Faculty of Extension, and teaches graduate courses in leadership communication. He is a Contributing Faculty in the University of Alberta, Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

Friday, May 21st
Sophia Moskalenko – Georgia State University
QAnon: Real and Imaginary Dangers
Sophia Moskalenko is a psychologist studying mass identity, inter-group conflict, and conspiracy theories. Her research on the psychology of radicalization has been presented at scientific conferences, government briefings, radio broadcasts and international television newscasts. As a research fellow at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NC-START), she has worked on projects commissioned by the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and State. She has written several books, including the award-winning Friction: How Conflict Radicalizes Them and Us (2011) and The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in the Selfish World (2019). Moskalenko received her PhD in social and clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.