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Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Hennessey Lustica recently wrote and published a children’s book titled Masks & Smiles. As a school-based mental health provider and parent herself, Dr. Lustica wanted to address the impact that wearing masks can have on the social and emotional wellness of elementary-aged children, especially with the return to school this fall.
The Medaille community thanks all of our 2020 faculty and staff retirees for their many years of service and commitment, and congratulates those who have been elevated to Faculty Emeritus status upon their retirement.
A grant Medaille received through HRSA’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program allows many of its clinical mental health counseling students who are completing internships with underserved populations to receive $10,000 stipends.
Medaille has donated over 19,000 gloves and nine boxes of surgical masks to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, along with a variety of surgical gloves, face shields, gowns, goggles and nursing caps, in response to the critical shortage of personal protective equipment for local health care providers. College vans are also being used for food deliveries through FeedMore WNY.
In light of the quickly evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, Associate Professor of the Practice Steven M. MacMartin ’13, DBA, director of Medaille College’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in homeland security, offers his unique insight on what he and other experts think is necessary to flatten the curve. He includes what precautions the average person should take to help curtail the spread of the virus and to be prepared for quarantine.
Dr. McCann will be featured on the Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown on February 19 in an episode about the “Tek Tek” or Tropical Yeti of Cambodia.
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Criminal Justice Brian Patterson tested his student's knowledge with a mock homicide investigation as part of his serial killer class during the fall 2019 semester.
The Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creativity Panel was open to the entire campus community and aimed to celebrate faculty scholarship, mentor students on the research process, and promote the annual spring semester Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity Day.
Keith Klostermann, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, an assistant professor in Medaille’s master’s in marriage and family therapy program, has been invited to serve as an editorial board member for Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS) journal.
Program Director for Literacy Education Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg spoke at the New York State Reading Association’s Annual Conference in Albany, New York, discussing how Medaille is implementing the International Literacy Association’s revised standards for the preparation of literacy professionals in the College’s M.S.Ed. in literacy program.