Faculty and staff achievements

Sylvia Imler

Sylvia Imler

Sylvia J. Imler, associate professor, Special Education, has been named the new Interim Director for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at YSU. She said she seeks to strengthen university-community partnerships in her new position.  “I have been involved in several diversity and/or multicultural initiatives from pre-school to higher education, general education to special education, teaching to administration, private to public, local to international, and religious to secular,” she said. In addition, Imler had her article “Self-Awareness through Reflection: The Real Person in the Puddle” published in the Spring 2013 issue of The Ohio Journal of Teacher Education.

Stephen E. Rodabaugh, associate dean, College of STEM, is publishing three papers: “Lattice-valued preordered sets as lattice-valued topological systems” in Non-Classical Measures and Integrals: Proceedings of the Linz Seminar on Fuzzy Set Theory; “Formal Concept Analysis and lattice-valued Chu systemsin Fuzzy Sets and Systems; and “Programming semantics to topological systems to lattice-valued topology” in Topology Proceedings. The third paper is related to a plenary, invited lecture given by Rodabaugh at the 27th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications at Minnesota State University and funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

Steven Brown, professor, English, presented “What makes listening difficult and what we can do about it” on a panel called “Teaching Listening: From Perception to Comprehension” at the TESOL 2013 International Convention in Dallas.

Stephen Ray Flora, professor, Psychology, and Courtney Allyen Polenick, 2011 YSU master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis graduate, published the article “Effects of social reinforcement contingent on conventional or unconventional responses on generalized creativity by older adults in residential care” in The Psychological Record.

Christopher M. Bellas, assistant professor, Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, published the article “The U.S.A. Patriot Act: Legislative (In)Justice?”  in The Homeland Security Review. The peer-reviewed journal publishes articles related to law and public policy.

Will Greenway, professor, English, has had his poem “Scramblin’ Man” published in ellipsis: literature and art.