Faculty Sabbaticals for the 2011-12 Academic Year

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Two female Medaille students studying in a dorm room
        
July 25, 2011 - 2:54pm

Seven full-time faculty were awarded sabbatical leave during the 2011-12 academic year.

In fall 2011, Craig Centrie, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Education, will pursue a new direction in his established research, exploring immigrant identity formation. Ted Pelton, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Humanities, will complete a draft of his story cycle book, Woodchuck Stories.

In spring 2012, Virginia Batchelor, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Education, will continue her work on the Underground Railroad in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Humanities, will continue to explore digital and electronic media and how they can be integrated into education, literature and art. Rich Jacob, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Business, will work on a project to further his expertise in the field of sport management and expand offerings within the sport management program.

Elaine Correa, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Education, will review centers of effective pedagogy to facilitate the creation of a Center for Effective Pedagogy at Medaille; and Robert Tian, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Business, will prepare a graduate-level textbook entitled Advanced Business Anthropology, to be published in summer 2012.   

 

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