Dr. Christine McDonnellSociology, Anthropology and Social Work Dept. Dr. McDonnell, member of an archaeological team examining ceramics and art at the Great Pyramid in Cholula, Mexico. Functional and ritual objects are of particular interest to McDonnell in reconstructing cultural lifeways. She examines the functional use of ceramics and stone tools in order to interpret plants that were used in past environments.
Muriel Miller- Visual Arts
Dr. Teresa BaloughPerforming Arts Department Dr. Balough has published two works about pianist/composer Percy Grainger within the last two years: Comrades in Art: The Correspondence of Ronald Stevenson and Percy Grainger (Toccata Press, London) and The Spiritualizing Influence of Music.
In February of 2011, Dr.Balough delivered a talkentitled “The Way throughthe Woods: The SocialSignificance of the Workof Rudyard Kipling andPercy Grainger” at theBritish Library as part ofthe Celebrating Grainger Speaking at the British Library in London Dr. Teresa Balough Performing Arts Department
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Broffman!Over the years, 262.5 FLCs as a part-timer and recently hired on a tenure-track line in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work!
Cesar BeltranCommunication Department Cesar Beltran served for 35 years with the State Department and U.S. Information Agency. A veteran public affairs and communications manager, with expertise dealing at the highest levels of government, academia and business, he has held Embassy CounselorBeltran delivered a Special Seminar: positions in Budapest,Communication, Politics and Power at Warsaw, Santo Domingo andMcDaniel College (Budapest University) inMarch of 2012. Moscow.
Matthew GallagherEnglish and Performing Arts Departments Matt Gallagher played "Doug Carlucci,” for several episodes on the long-running soap opera “Guiding Light.” “Doug” was a high school student nominated for Homecoming King (though he didnt win). The character appeared on the show intermittently over a period of several years.
Tom Hebert - Visual Arts
Alycia Bright HollandPerforming Arts Department Alycia Bright Holland received her MFA in Performance and Choreography from SUNY Brockport in 2003. She is presently building a company with ECSU students called WUMULA (meaning “together”.)
• Eastern depends heavily on part- time faculty. Almost 50% of Eastern’s Tier I LAC courses areDid You taught by part-timers.* • Eastern is dependent on our part-Know? time faculty for both their expertise and their willingness to teach early in the morning, late in the evening and on Saturdays.* *Source= Eastern’s 2010 NEASC Self Study Report, http://www.easternct.edu/neasc/documents/Standard -Five.pdf
Hsiu-Cheng KaoWorld Languages and Cultures
James HollandVisual Arts Department James Holland’s work tends to center on a process he calls “embodied image making,” prioritizing embodiment in the process of visual communication/ documentation.
Lynn DeLimaEnvironmental Earth Sciences DepartmentDeLima’s courses emphasizesustainability and the humanimpact on our environment.She teaches mountain bikingto promote a betterappreciation of our parks andthe associated ecology. Shealso rehabilitates orphaned &injured animals for the CTDept. of Energy andEnvironmental Protection.
Hello,Thank you for hosting this Recognition Reception.A wonderful idea!Unfortunately, I am working another job and willbe out of town during those hours. I do hope youhave a full house.Thanks again.Kathleen DinanEducation Department
John MurphyCommunication Department John Murphy teaches Digital Media Production and has taught advanced audio production courses for Eastern’s Communication Department since 1986.
Peter Cavanagh, Psychology
Hi,I will not make it because I have a class at that time.Thanks for the invitation.Donatus OjideBusiness Administration
Paula Couture-Palmerino,Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Jerry Winters Performing Arts DepartmentWinters, a celebrated stage director,has directed for professional companiesthroughout the U.S. including TexasRepertory Theater of Houston and theLillian Russell Theaterin Clinton, Iowa. TheHartford Courant praisedhis work, Aired Words,as “an impressivemulti-media presentationthat demonstrated theexquisite potential oftheater to strengthencommunities.”
Congratulations to Dominic DeBrincat (History) on the completion of his Ph.D. in Historyfrom the University of Connecticut!
Nancy King, English
Thank you for this invitation...it is nice to get therecognition. However, I also teach at QuinebaugValley Community College, and I have a class at thattime. Please pass along my thanks to everyone whoput this event together. Jim EspositoBusiness Administration
Bradley RothPerforming Arts
DID YOU KNOW that part-timer Dr. KathleenMcGrory (English) was Academic VP at EasternConnecticut State University from 1978 – 1985?Dr. McGrory served at Eastern first as Dean of theSchool of Arts and Sciences and then as VicePresident for Academic Affairs. While she wasDean, the position of academic vice presidentbecame vacant, and the Eastern faculty nominatedDr. McGrory for that position in a most enthusiasticmanner possible. She served in these two positions with distinction.
Susan Murphy - Performing Arts
Mary Gallucci, World Language and Cultures
Derek Morrissey, History
• Today more than 50% of faculty hold part-time positions.* Did • Contingent faculty (part and full-time) represent 68% of all faculty You appointments in the U.S.*Know • The largest growth in contingent appointments occurred during times of ? economic prosperity.* *source= “Background facts on contingent faculty” (http://www.aaup.ocrg/AAUP/issues/contingent/contingentfacts.htm)
Martin Seymour, Communication
Did You Know?• The majority of part-time faculty create full time work by teaching at multiple institutions. W• They do not have the same benefits and often do not have the same O academic freedom protections as full- W time faculty.* !*source=http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/contingent/contingentfacts.htm