School of Arts Faculty Accomplishments: July/August 2013

View the accomplishments of the School of Arts faculty this summer.

Faculty Accomplishments

Ricardo A. Dello Buono, Ph.D., professor and chair of the sociology department, delivered his presidential address at the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) on Aug. 10.  Buono’s talk entitled Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism culminated his 2012-13 SSSP presidency.

Joan Cammarata, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, delivered the keynote address Negotiating Charismatic Authority in Counter-Reformation Spain at the 18th annual Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages Graduate Students’ Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York last spring.

Thom Gencarelli, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the communication department, gave the presidential address and was awarded the Christine L. Nystrom Award for Career Achievement in Service to the Field of Media Ecology at the annual convention of the Media Ecology Association in Grand Rapids, Mich., in June. In addition, he presented a paper, “The Mechanical and the Ethereal: The Bias of Digital Music.”

Gencarelli was invited to present a lecture, “New Media Ecologies” at the Seminario Nuevo Ecología de los Medios y Gran Encuentro de Egresados (Seminar in New Media Ecology and Grand Alumni Meeting), at the University of Rosario, Bogotá, Columbia, Aug. 30-31, 2013.

Six Guys From Hackensack: Coming of Age in the Real New Jersey, a 2012 memoir written by George B. KirschPh.D., professor emeritus of history, was selected as one of the 101 Great Books of New Jersey by NJ350.

Claudia Setzer, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, participated in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s The Overlooked Revolution: The Shift in Vatican Teaching on the Jews since Vatican II seminar this summer in Washington D.C.