With a world reshaped by the Covid pandemic and an unprecedented shift to remote operations, 2020 brought extraordinary hurdles for the Lehman community. Amid that, however, the College’s faculty not only continued to produce important work—they were as prolific as ever. Here are some of the scholarly, scientific, and creative projects faculty members published or exhibited during the summer and fall of 2020. For more recent faculty achievements, see our updated Spring 2020 listings.
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Associate Professor Melissa Brown’s solo exhibition of paintings “NYNY2020” was featured at the Derek Eller Gallery.
Associate Professor Gina Dominique Hersey exhibited two paintings in the 2020 Woodstock Artists Association & Museum group show “A Different Kind of Now.”
Associate Professor Sean McCarthy’s solo exhibition of paintings “Hiss My Way Down” was featured at the gallery Essex Flowers and selected by the editors of Artforum as a must-see show for September 2020.
Assistant Professor David Schwittek exhibited his fiber-based graphic design series “21 Trucks of San Antonio Texcala” at the Katonah Museum of Art’s Spot Gallery.
Associate Professor Dannielle Tegeder was one of 10 artists chosen to lead community mural projects at NYC Health + Hospitals facilities. Tegeder worked with patients, residents, staff, and local community members to create a mural for NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.
Associate Professor Terry Towery’s photograph “Temple of Neptune with Clouds Paestum” was featured in the A Smith Gallery show “vistas.”
Assistant Professor Olivia Loksing Moy authored “From Hampstead to Buenos Aires and Beyond: Anticipating Worlds in Julio Cortázar’s Imagen de John Keats” in Comparative Literature and “He Star’d Across the Atlantic: The Cortázar-Keats Connection” in Studies in Romanticism.
Professor Margot Mifflin published Looking for Miss America: A Pageant's 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood (Counterpoint).
Journalism and Media Studies
Assistant Professor Eileen Markey edited Without Compromise: The Brave Journalism that First Exposed Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and the American Epidemic of Corruption (Bold Type Books), a collection of stories by Village Voice journalist Wayne Barrett.
Latin American and Latino Studies
Professor Forrest D. Colburn authored Colonialism, Independence, and the Construction of Nation States (Palgrave Macmillan).
Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance
Associate Professor David Claman released “Gradus: Music by David Claman” (Albany Records).
Associate Professor Michael Bacon and his brother and musical partner Kevin Bacon released the album “The Way We Love” (Forosoco Records).
Professor Naomi Zack published the book Progressive Anonymity: from Identity Politics to Evidence-based Government (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).
“Problematic Sanctuary,” one of the works featured in Melissa Brown’s solo exhibit “NYNY2020.”
NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Assistant Professor Victoria Dominguez co-authored “Rib Variation at Multiple Locations and Implications for Histological Age Estimation,” in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
Professor Eric Delson co-authored “The Koskobilo (Olazti, Navarre, Northern Iberian Peninsula) paleontological collection: New insights for the Middle and Late Pleistocene in Western Pyrenees” in Quaternary International.
Associate Professor Stephanie Rupp co-authored “A multi-disciplinary comparison of great ape gut microbiota in a central African forest and European zoo,” in Scientific Reports.
Professor Victoria Sanford co-authored the book “Guatemala: Violencia Sexual y Genocidio” (F&G Editores).
Professor Edward Kennelly co-authored two articles in Food Chemistry: “Gaultheria longibracteolata, an alternative source of wintergreen oil,” and “Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) terroir has large effect on a glycosylated green leaf volatile but not on other aroma glycosides.” He also co-authored “UPLC-QTof-MSE Metabolomics Reveals Changes in Leaf Primary and Secondary Metabolism of Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) Plants under Drought Stress” in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and “Diverse alkaloids and biological activities of Fumaria (Papaveraceae): An ethnomedicinal group” in Fitoterapia.
Associate Professor Stephen Redenti co-authored “A novel cancer preventative botanical mixture, TriCurin, inhibits viral transcripts and the growth of W12 cervical cells harbouring extrachromosomal or integrated HPV16 DNA” in the British Journal of Cancer and “Luteolin Induces Cytotoxicity in Mix Cellularity Classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma via Caspase Activated-cell Death” with several Lehman students in Anticancer Research.
Professor Eleanore Wurtzel co-authored “Building the Synthetic Biology Toolbox with Enzyme Variants to Expand Opportunities for Biofortification of Provitamin A and Other Health-Promoting Carotenoids,” in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences
Associate Professor Yuri Gorokhovich co-authored the chapter “Portable XRF Study of the Geographic Distribution and Growth Rate of Mn-Rich Rock Varnish,” in "Monument Future: Decay and Conservation of Stone - Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone" (Mitteldeutscher Verlag). He also co-authored two papers: “An Overland Flood Model for Geographical Information Systems” in the journal Water and “Mercury source in Copan (Honduras): Local mining or trade?” in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Associate Professor Elia Machado co-authored the article "The Quest for Greener Pastures: Evaluating the Livelihoods Impacts of Providing Vegetation Condition Maps to Pastoralists in Eastern Africa," in "Ecological Economics."
Physics and Astronomy
Distinguished Professor Eugene Chudnovsky and Professor Luis Anchordoqui co-authored two papers: “A Physicist View of COVID-19 Airborne Infection through Convective Airflow in Indoor Spaces” in SciMedicine Journal and “Can Self-Replicating Species Flourish in the Interior of a Star?” in Letters in High Energy Physics.
Professor Chudnovsky and Professor Dmitry Garanin co-authored “Skyrmion mass from spin-phonon interaction,” in Physical Review B.
Professor Daniel Kabat co-authored the article “Dressing bulk fields in AdS3” in the Journal of High Energy Physics. He also wrote the chapter “Anomalies and Bose Symmetry”
in Roman Jackiw: 80th Birthday Festschrift (World Scientific).
Professor Dimitra Karabali authored the article “Entanglement entropy for integer quantum Hall effect in two and higher dimensions” in Physical Review D.
Associate Adjunct Professor Nick Pehlman’s article “When Ukraine Abolished the Police: Lessons for America” was published on the website of the Wilson Center, a non-partisan national policy forum.
Professor Stanley Renshon had two books published in the Palgrave Macmillan series The Evolving American Presidency: “The Real Psychology of the Trump Presidency,” which he authored, and “The Trump Doctrine and the Emerging International System,” which he co-edited.
Assistant Professor Anna Luerssen co-authored “Friends, family, and romantic partners: Three critical relationships in older women’s lives,” in the Journal of Women & Aging.
HEALTH SCIENCES, HUMAN SERVICES, AND NURSING
Assistant Professor Emilie Adams co-authored three articles in OBM Geriatrics: “Feasibility of Implementing Therapeutic Yoga in Assisted Living Facilities” (in press), “Perceived Psychosocial Benefits for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease Following Therapeutic Yoga: A Qualitative Analysis,” and “Yoga to Reduce Leisure Constraints for Residents of Assisted Living Facilities.”
Assistant Professor Jacob Eubank co-authored “Informal Recreation’s Relationship With College Student Stress and Anxiety” in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. He also co-authored “Examining the psychometric properties of a refined perceived stress scale during the COVID-19 pandemic” (special issue in press) in the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community.
Elgloria Harrison, dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing, co-authored the article “Knowledge and Perceptions of Environmental Issues by African Americans/Blacks in Washington, DC, USA: Giving Voice to the Voiceless” in Sustainability.
Associate professor Brad Schoenfeld co-authored numerous articles, including “Physiological Responses to Agonist-Antagonist Superset Resistance Training” in the Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise; “Alterations in Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate, Muscular Strength, and Eating Behavior in Response to Natural Bodybuilding Competition Preparation: A Case Study” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; and “Can Blood Flow Restriction Used During Aerobic Training Enhance Body Composition in Physique Athletes?” and “Blood Flow Restriction Training and the Physique Athlete: A Practical Research-Based Guide to Maximizing Muscle Size” in Strength and Conditioning Journal.
Adjunct Professor Marcela F. González authored “Pobreza infantil en países de ingresos altos e ingresos medios: una revisión de la literatura que usa el Luxembourg Income Study” in Revista Sociedad.