The Academic Minute for 2021.09.20-2021.09.24


The Academic Minute from 09.20 – 09.24

Monday, September 20th
Clifford F. Thies Shenandoah University
War, What’s It Good For?
Clifford F. Thies is the author, co-author, contributor and editor of more than a hundred books, encyclopedia entries and articles in scholarly journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Private Enterprise and is a former Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He is a past president of the faculty senates of Shenandoah University and the University of Baltimore. He also served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve.

Tuesday, September 21st
Tim Franz – St. John Fisher College
Making Team Projects Work
Timothy M. Franz, Ph.D. Dr. Franz is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist at St. John Fisher College. He is a Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology and past graduate Program Director of the graduate Human Resource Development program.  He works as an organizational consultant through his consulting organization, Franz Consulting and GLi. Prior to his work as a professor, Dr. Franz worked full time as a human resources consultant. He earned his Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his M.A. from the University of Buffalo, and his B.A. from SUNY Oneonta.

Wednesday, September 22nd
Kristin Anderson – University of Houston-Downtown
How Entitlement Explains Inequality
Kristin Anderson is a professor of psychology at the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her newest book, Enraged, Rattled, and Wronged: Entitlement’s Response to Social Progress, was published in June by Oxford University Press.

Thursday, September 23rd
Kate Goodrich – Widener University
The Pollination of Biology of PawPaw
Kate Goodrich is an Associate Professor of Biology at Widener University.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater prior to entering graduate school for botany, where she earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology in 2007.  She came to Widener University as an Assistant Professor in 2009, and has spent the past 12 years working with numerous undergraduate research students in her lab and at field sites. Her research focuses primarily on the chemical ecology of plants, and how plants use scent blends to communicate with the wide variety of insects in their environment.  Her scholarly work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of Plant SciencesAmerican Journal of Botany, and New Phytologist. Current research projects in her lab involve the pollination biology of pawpaw and the ecology of the fly species that act as pollinators.  At Widener – a primarily undergraduate institution- Goodrich focuses on inclusive mentoring practices with undergraduates in research, especially students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.

Friday, September 24th
Debra Reisinger – Duke University
Virtual Study Abroad
Deb Reisinger is Associate Professor of the Practice of French and Associate Director of Markets and Management Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Crime and Media in France, co-author of Community-based Language Learning, and lead author of Affaires globales: S’engager dans le monde professionnel en francais. She has been directing study abroad programs for the past 20 years.