The Academic Minute for 2021.05.24-2021.05.28


The Academic Minute from 05.24 – 05.28

Monday, May 24th
Amy Bidwell – SUNY Oswego
College Weight Gain
Dr. Bidwell is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Health

Promotion and Wellness at SUNY Oswego. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Exercise Physiology and Science Education with a research emphasis in metabolic nutrition, physical inactivity, and disease progression and teaches nutrition, exercise physiology, and wellbeing courses. She is currently the lead investigator on a university-wide wellness program aimed at improving the social, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing of college students. Her research uses positive psychology, daily goal setting, resilience exercises, and group coaching to enhance behavior change.

Tuesday, May 25th
Michele Thornton – SUNY Oswego
Employment and Health
Michele Thornton completed her M.B.A. in Health Sector Management at DePaul University in 2010 and her doctoral studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago – School of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration.  Her research examines the role of health insurance brokers in the small employers, tracking patterns of medical and pharmaceutical tourism and most recently developing ethical decision-making frameworks for employers to employ during pandemics and teaches classes in Health Insurance & Employee Benefits, Health Economics, Health Policy and Public Health Administration.

Wednesday, May 26th
Ulises Mejias – SUNY Oswego
Digital Colonialism
Ulises A. Mejias is professor and director of the Institute for Global Engagement at SUNY Oswego. His research interests include critical data studies, philosophy and sociology of technology, and political economy of digital media. His latest book, co-authored with Nick Couldry, is “The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism” (2019, Stanford University Press.).

Thursday, May 27th
Jaclyn Schildkraut – SUNY Oswego
What Do We Know About School Lockdown Drills?
Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Oswego and a nationally recognized expert on the topic of mass shootings. Her most recent research focuses on the effects of lockdown drills on the individuals who participate in them. Her research has been published in three books to date, including “Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy” (2019, Praeger), and more than three dozen peer-reviewed academic journal articles, book chapters, and policy briefs.

Her first book, tentatively titled, Spanish Romance in the Battle for Global Supremacy: Tudor and Stuart Black Legends, is under contract with Anthem Press’s “World Epic and Romance” series, edited by Jo Ann Cavallo. The book explores the use of romance books and other conquest narratives as politicizing forces in a covert culture war between England and Spain, reflecting both a concern with the Protestant Reformation and with the opening of transatlantic exploration. She ties Anglo-Spanish competition to the early stages of formulation of the British Empire, as it was reflected in literature.

Dr. Muñoz has also presented her work at conferences of major American and international organizations, including those of the Shakespeare Association of America, Sixteenth Century Studies, Renaissance Society of America, and Anglo-Iberian Network.

Friday, May 28th
Joshua H. Adams – SUNY Oswego
Disaster-Themed Media
Joshua Hunter Adams is a film/digital film production professor at SUNY Oswego. His areas of specialty are film and digital film production, no-budget film production/producing, location filmmaking, movie directing, the Hollywood studio model, and screenwriting. He has also served as Director of the SUNYWide Film Festival as well as the Executive Producer for the Central New York Short Film Competition. He lives currently lives in Baldwinsville with his two amazing kids and one extremely judgmental cat.