Mount celebrates faculty and staff authors

January 14, 2019

Mount Saint MAry College professor Larry Force

Lawrence T. Force, professor of Psychology and co-director of the Mount’s Center on Aging and Disability Policy. 

Mount Saint Mary College is pleased to recognize the achievements of more than a dozen faculty and staff who have published or edited books, articles, chapters, and essays in the last year.
Education professor releases second in Latin series
Caecilia et Verus in Foro Romano, the second volume of Education professor Frances Spielhagen’s Latin primer for young students, was recently published by Royal Fireworks Press. Through the images on each page, students grasp the Latin words’ meaning and develop their vocabulary gradually.
“It’s based in the concept that, as readers, we use everything around us to understand the words on the page,” Spielhagen explained.
The book comes in two versions: a standard edition, and one designed to be easier to read for students with dyslexia. A dyslexic-friendly version of the first volume in the series, Ecce Caecilia et Verus, was recently crafted and added to the series as well. Both volumes are available now.
Professor, students revise textbook
Lawrence T. Force, professor of Psychology and co-director of the Mount’s Center on Aging and Disability Policy, and several of his students recently edited the second edition of Gerontology: An Interactive Text, published by National Social Science Press.
Force wrote a chapter for the first edition of the book about five years ago, and was asked by the publisher to edit the second edition. Seizing the teaching opportunity, Force enlisted several of this students to aid him in the process. The book examines the physical, sociological, and psychological aspects of aging. 
VPAA teaches readers to build a boat
The second edition of Building an Adirondack Guideboat: Reproductions of a Unique Regional Classic, co-authored by Michael J. Olivette, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mount Saint Mary College, was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform last year.
The book provides builders with all the information needed to replicate a guideboat, created from laminated spruce ribs and covered in narrow edge-glued strips or traditionally planked in pine.
Olivette notes that the Adirondack guideboat began as a workboat in the Adirondack mountain region of New York, and later became a recreational craft. It is known for easy and speedy rowing and its unique, elegant design.

Additional Mount authors
The following Mount Saint Mary College faculty and staff had articles, book chapters, or other media published in the last year:
Tiffany Davis, assistant librarian for Instruction Services
Book chapter: Strategic Topic Development: An Active, Flipped Lesson for First-Year Students, published in: Framing Information Literacy, edited by Mary K. Oberlies and Janna Mattson, ACRL, 2018
Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law
Article: Considering Law School? Undergraduates Should Contemplate This Advice from Pre-Law Advisors, published in: New York State Bar Association Journal, Sept. 2018
Article: Objection, Your Honor (to Your Social Media Activity?), published in: New York State Bar Association Journal, March/April 2018
Article: Who Has Access to Decedents’ Electronic Assets and Social Media?, published in: Pretrial Practice and Discovery, Winter 2018
Denise A. Garofalo, associate librarian for Systems and Catalog Services
Book chapter: A Road Not Planned: My Journey in Library IT, published in: We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology, edited by Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson and Kelly Sattler, eds. (Library Juice Press, 2018)
Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein, assistant professor of Psychology
Article: A Sabbatical Abroad with Kids?, published in: Inside Higher Ed July 5, 2018
Susan A. LaRocco, dean of the School of Nursing (with Coleen E. Toronto)
Article: Family Perception of and Experience with Family Presence During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: An Integrative Review, published in: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2018
Jen Park, assistant librarian for Access and Outreach Services (with Sabine Dantus)
White paper: Marketing Academic Library Resources and Services, published by: ACRL/Choice
Dakin Roy, instructional media coordinator and adjunct Arts and Letters professor
Photograph: Relegated: A Series of Found Abstractions, published in: Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry, Summer 2018
Ludmila Smirnova, professor of Education (with Bojan Lazarevic)
Article: There is More to Digital Learning Than Counting on Your Fingers: Transforming Learning and Teaching with Digital Pedagogy, published in: Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
Nancy Von Rosk, professor of English
Book chapter: Women, Work, and Cross-Class Alliances in the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, published in: Working Women in American Literature, 1865-1950 by Miriam S. Gogol, ed., Lexington Books, 2018
Charles Zola, associate professor of Philosophy; assistant to the president for Mission Integration; and Director, Catholic and Dominican Institute
Article: Remembering a Forgotten Renaissance Dominican Artist, published on:, July 20, 2018