A book review by Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, was published in the March 16, 2011 issue of PsycCRITIQUES. Dunn’s “Beyond ‘Me First’: Cooperation as Social Motivation,” reviews Why People Cooperate: the Role of Social Motivations by Tom R. Tyler (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Joel Nathan Rosen, associate professor of sociology and coordinator of the College’s Africana studies minor, and Roberta J. Newman of New York University co-authored “Playing in the Gray Area: Black Baseball and Its Jewish ‘Middleman’ Economy” in the recently published anthology The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2009-2010 (McFarland) edited by William M. Simons of SUNY-Oneonta.  Rosen and Newman’s chapter is part of a much larger study of segregation, Negro League Baseball, desegregation and its affect on local economy slated to be published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2012. The chapter was selected among two year’s worth of conference papers delivered at the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture held every June at the American Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Conferences and Presentations

Katie P. Desiderio, assistant professor of management, presented two manuscripts at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas in February 2011. The two papers accepted to the conference proceedings included “The Locus of Flow: a Framework for Research and Practice,” which has been submitted for publication in Human Resource Development Quarterly. The second is “Organizational Storytelling as a Crisis Management Tool,” which has been accepted for publication later this year in Human Resource Development Quarterly. Dr. Desiderio would like to extend very special thanks to the Moravian FDRC and the Economics and Business department for the funding provided to support her attendance and participation at the conference.

Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), recently attended the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Cambridge, Mass. EPA is the oldest regional psychology conference in the United States. An elected member of the EPA board of directors since 2010, Dunn gave a talk entitled “Revisiting the mine-thine problem: A sensitizing exercise for clinic, classroom, and attributional research.”The talk is based on an ongoing research project with Dunn’s SOAR student, Brittany Beard ’12, and his former student, David Fisher ’10, who is now a graduate student in sociology at Lehigh University. At the EPA conference, Dunn also presented a poster, “Doing the right thing: Advancing ethical motives in educational assessment in psychology,” with Suzanne Baker, a colleague from James Madison University. He participated in a panel presentation on “Five essential questions of the aspiring academic,” providing the perspective of faculty members who teach at liberal arts colleges.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Kristin Baxter,, Assistant Professor of Art, gave a lecture entitled, “False starts, dead ends, and bloody terrific endings: Using narratives and art practice in dissertation research methods” for doctoral students in the Art Education Program at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City.

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