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Marie Duggan is Associate Professor of Economics. She got her BA from Tufts in 1985 and her PhD from the New School in 2000. She is writing a book on the economic ties between Franciscans and Indians in 18th and 19th century California. She also researches the plan to stabilize the global economy that John Maynard Keynes brought forward at Bretton Woods, NH in 1944. Finally, she examines the competition between workers for low-end jobs in the US economy (between men and women, between immigrants and US citizens, between African Americans, Latinos and white Americans). For the ISP, she teaches ISECON 104: Introduction to Macroeconomics, ISECON 360: History of Economic Thought, and IIECON 325: Economics of Discrimination. For economics majors and minors, she teaches research methods, econometrics, economic history, and development economics._____________________________________________________________________________
Tuathal ("Tully") Fitzsimmons is a native of New York City with a double B.S. degree in Economics and Business (Hofstra University 1981), a Juris Doctor with an emphasis in environmental law and admiralty (Hofstra Law School 1984) and a certificate in Celtic Arts from Colaisde na Gaidhleige in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He chairs the Business Department at Greenfield Community College, where he has taught economics since 1998, and has taught economics as an adjunct at KSC since 2002. Before teaching, he served as the Administrator of the Martha’s Vineyard Planning & Economic Development Commission, the chief buyer for the WorsdWorth bookstore chain, and as a manager in the transportation industry specializing in route mergers. Fitzsimmons is the author of two economics textbooks and pioneered a new course in Sports Economics.
For the last 8 years he has served on the Faculty Advisory Board of the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Foundation. In that capacity, Fitzsimmons has helped secure of $35,000 in start-up capital for 18 students seeking to launch businesses while still in school. In that same time period he has organized short-term trips to New York City for over 120 students and introduced them to Broadway theater productions, NBC Studios, garment district wholesalers, importing facilities, music recording studios, microbrewers, fitness and auto trade shows, and architectural showrooms.
Locally, he has served on the Board of Directors of two area HIV service organizations and currently chairs the New Hampshire Bears Charitable Foundation, the largest gay men’s organization in the state. His other personal interests include fitness (he was certified as a Personal trainer through the IFPA), gardening, singing with the Keene Pops Chorus, riding his antique Honda Nighthawk Motorcycle right into the winter months, raising Jacob Sheep, French language and Quebecois culture, and investigating early medieval European economic models, particularly the role of celtic monasteries as engines of education and local business development._____________________________________________________________________________
David Gonthier, Jr. earned a BA in Theater Arts from the University of New Hampshire (1990), an MS Film from Boston University (1997) and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, VT. (2003). Since 1997 he has made his living as an adjunct professor. In addition to teaching at KSC, he teaches English-related and Theater courses at other New Hampshire institutions: NHTI; SNHU and Hesser College. Gonthier is the author of American Prison Film Since 1930(Mellen Press) and has also published his fiction and scholarly work in journals and conferences. Currently he is co-authoring a book on the films of Alan Parker with a former KSC student who is currently in film school at NYU. He values his interdisciplinary approach toward teaching and creating, and in 2006 wrote and co-produced a feature-length movie, Third Rail Mice, with a number of KSC students. In addition to being a writer, he is a self-taught singer-songwriter and also directs theater._____________________________________________________________________________
Bethany Heywood did her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont, where she majored in Religion, with a focus on the Cognitive Science of Religion. She then attended Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland for her PhD. The focus of her PhD was on the Cognitive Science of Religion, specifically addressing the cognitive bias toward reasoning teleologically about one's life (e.g., thinking in terms of inherent purpose or meaning--believing that things "happen for a reason" or were "meant to be"). Recently, she has been teaching online anthropology classes for Ashford University, as well as working as an adjunct at Keene State College.
Most of the courses Bethany teaches are social sciences. She teaches Cognitive Science of Religion, Cognitive Anthropology, and the Psychology of Literature and Story-telling at Keene State College. At Ashford University, she was approved to teach a variety of anthropology courses online, but so far she has been focusing on Introduction to Cultural Anthropology._____________________________________________________________________________
James R. Kraly is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry who earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Bucknell University, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Washington, and completed a post-doctoral appointment at Colorado State University. Professor Kraly is an analytical chemist, whose area of research focuses on the use of lichen as biomonitors of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) distribution in the environment. Analytical instrumentation such as capillary electrophoresis and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry are used to separate complex mixtures of environmental pollutants and individually quantify their concentrations. As biomonitors, lichen can provide a better understanding of the distribution and chemical fate of PAH pollutants in our local environment, which can assist in reducing the negative health impacts of these pollutants and bioremediation efforts. For the ISP Professor Kraly teaches INCHEM 111: General Chemistry. Professor Kraly also teaches CHEM 251: Quantitative Analysis, and CHEM 454: Instrumental Analysis for the Chemistry Department._____________________________________________________________________________
Sander H. Lee is a professor of Philosophy at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, USA. He is the author of Eighteen WoodyAllen Films Analyzed: Anguish, God and Existentialism (McFarland, 2002) and Woody Allen's Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on his Serious Films (McFarland, 1997). In 2005, his essay “Rights, Morality, and Faith in the Light of the Holocaust” appeared in the anthology Genocide and Human Rights edited by John Roth and published by Palgrave MacMillan. He has also written numerous additional essays on issues in aesthetics, ethics, Holocaust studies, social philosophy, and metaphysics._____________________________________________________________________________
Mark Long is professor of English at Keene State College where he teaches courses in American literature, poetry and poetics, literature-and-environment studies and expository writing. Mark has published widely on environmental literature and American poetry, teaching and the profession, and is co-editor of Teaching North American Environmental Literature (MLA 2008). He is also an associate editor of the journal Pedagogy and coordinator of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Mentoring Program. In 2009, Mark was awarded the Keene State College award for Distinction in Research and Scholarship.
In the Integrative Studies Program (ISP) Mark offers sections of Thinking and Writing, as well as Interdisciplinary and Humanities courses at the 200 and 300 level with an emphasis in the environmental humanities. In the 2010-11 academic year he taught a 300-level course on environmental literature and the social movement of environmentalism. And in the 2011-12 academic year he is offering a 300-level course on the concept of nature from antiquity to the age of Darwin—a course supported, in part, by a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). In addition to his work in the classroom, Mark has helped to foster a commitment to student writing at Keene State College: he helped guide the college’s transition from three- to four-credit courses,; he contributed to the design and pedagogical principles of our first-year course, Thinking and Writing; he served as the ISP’s coordinator of Thinking and Writing; and he is co-designer and co-facilitator (with Pyllis Benay and Kirsti Sandy) of an annual summer faculty workshop, the Calderwood Institute on the Teaching of Writing. More about the design, core principles and activities of the Thinking and Writing course is available at http://thinkwritelearn.wordpress.com/.
If you are interested in learning more about Mark’s teaching, service and scholarship, you can visit his professional blog, http://kscenglish.wordpress.com/, or read his reflections on the profession of English on the blog he co-founded with John Tallmadge, Staying Alive: Reflections on Academic Life. http://onstayingalive.wordpress.com/._____________________________________________________________________________
Allyson Mount joined the Keene State College faculty in 2007 as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. She earned her B.A. from Smith College in 1998 with a major in Sociology, then received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 2005. Before coming to Keene State, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College for two years. Her primary research interests are in philosophy of language and epistemology, and particularly in the role of context in meaning and interpretation. She has published articles about context-sensitive terms, written a chapter for a philosophy of language anthology, and created teaching materials for an introductory textbook. As someone who attended a liberal arts college and eventually pursued a career in a discipline other than her major, she enthusiastically supports the value of a broad-based liberal arts education, which exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking. She teaches ISP courses in Logical Argumentation and Ethics._____________________________________________________________________________
Daniel L. Patterson is a full professor in the Theatre and Dance department at Keene State College. He has directed and acted in over 40 productions at KSC. In addition to being past chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for the New England Region, Professor Patterson chairs the National Critics Institute, is a production adjudicator, serves on the production selection team, is a member of the executive board, and is a reader for the new play program of KCACTF. Professor Patterson received his BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied directing under the tutelage of Dr. Francis Hodge. In 1975 Professor Patterson was a co-founder of the THEATREWORKS company at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs which is recognized for its THEATREWORKS Shakespeare Festival. In 1988, he took a sabbatical in which he directed for the THEATREWORKS PLAYWRIGHT'S FORUM which produced the world premiere of the Pulitzer prize winning The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan. Having been excited by the creative process of working with new plays, Prof. Patterson returned to KSC to begin his own PREMIERE SERIES which continues to this day. He remains committed to the production of new plays and the development of new playwrights which he feels is an investment in the future of theatre.
Professor Patterson has performed for numerous Shakespeare Festivals around the country. He is proud of the fact that he has performed in fifteen of the Bard’s works to date. Prof Patterson is active in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education as well and has directed the David Mark Cohen national playwriting award winner among others at that conference. In addition, Prof. Patterson works frequently with the Actor’s theatre of West Chesterfield, performing numerous roles for that organization, his most recent being the sulfurous character of Mr. Lockhart in last summer’s THE SEAFARER, and David Bliss, the pompous author in Noel Coward’s HAYFEVER.
Professor Patterson teaches upper division special topics courses for ISP, his most recent offering have been courses in Playwriting and Comedy. He also occasionally teaches Theatre: The Art of the Imagination for the ISP program._____________________________________________________________________________
Susan Piscopo is an Adjunct Professor in Biology. She earned a BS in Animal Science from the University of Vermont (1987). She then earned a DVM (1991) and a PhD in Physiology and Toxicology (1996) from North Carolina State University. In addition to her years in small and large animal veterinary practice, Dr. Piscopo worked as a science writer and published numerous articles the area of veterinary medicine. Since coming to Keene State College in 2008, she has been working with undergraduate students to investigate the effects of chronic stress on horses used in a local therapeutic riding program. For the ISP, Dr. Piscopo teaches INBIO300 The A.R.T. of Reproduction, a course in reproductive physiology and assisted reproductive technology; and INBIO101 Mad Dogs, Mad Cows and More, a course in the public health implications of zoonotic diseases. For biology majors and minors, she teaches BIO110 Cells and Molecules; BIO111 Evolution; BIO212 Cells and Physiology, and BIO495 Reproductive Physiology._____________________________________________________________________________
Miguel Rivera-Taupier, a native of Lima, Peru, received his B.A.in Spanish from Pontificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Peru, his M.A. degree from Tulane University and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, with a dissertation examining Latin American detective fiction. He studied how a literary genre born in the US and developed in England, very deeply connected to the modern urban experience, was received and adapted to Latin American cities and megalopolises. He has published papers on detective short stories written by Jorge Luis Borges and Alan Pauls. Dr. Rivera-Taupier is currently a contract lecturer in the Modern Languages Department at Keene State College and teaches both lower level and advanced level courses._____________________________________________________________________________
Marc Ryan teaches IHJRN 101, Media & Society. Marc Ryan joined the Keene State College journalism department in 2001. After a fifteen year career in television news and sports, Ryan returned to school and earned both his B.A. and Master of Journalism degrees at West Virginia University during the 1990’s. After teaching for two years at WVU, Ryan joined KSC’s journalism department in 2001. During his years in TV, Ryan worked for Cable News Network, ESPN, and West Virginia Public broadcasting.
His KSC website is: http://academics.keene.edu/mryan/index.htm_____________________________________________________________________________
Gina Velasco is currently an Assistant Professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Department. After receiving her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Bryn Mawr College from 2008-2010 and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Portland State University from 2010-2011. Her research and teaching explore how gender and queer sexuality inform notions of nation, diaspora, and transnational belonging in a contemporary context of globalization. Dr. Velasco's teaching and research encompass a range of fields, including queer studies, feminist theory, transnational feminisms, women of color feminisms, diaspora studies, ethnic studies, and Asian American/Filipino American studies._____________________________________________________________________________
Charles (Chuck) Weed
Charles Weed was born in 1943, reared in Colorado, and transplanted to New England. He was the first generation of his family to go to college, and most of his life has been devoted to education. He taught and coached at middle school and high school before coming to the Keene State faculty 39 years ago. He is vehement about reserving quality time for his family- his wife, April, 5 children, and 10 grandchildren. As an active sportsman a generation ago, he has been on the US Disabled Ski Team, played collegiate summer soccer, and he still regularly works out. Research, sport and travel/learning have taken him throughout the US, Central America, Europe, North Africa, and Russia. Generally, he is less optimistic about the ability to influence and change the political and social environment in any more than marginal ways, especially since he has been a representative to the NH General Court since 2001.(He hopes Obama makes him reconsider.) His citizen political activism has largely been directed toward system change efforts. He loves New Hampshire and the US, but in both cases, feel very strongly that we need to “change it or lose it”. Education: Ph. D., Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, 1974 M S Labor Studies, University of Massachusetts, 1985 B A. Political science, Middlebury College, 1965.
He developed and directs the international studies minor , and has been an instructor of international studies since the early 1970s. His goals in pedagogy have included developing a critical perspective of US foreign policy by comparing words about our interventions with investigations about those interventions in scholarly literature. His former emphasis was on Latin America and the former Soviet Union. Since the end of the cold war the emphasis has been on the consequences of neoliberalism, which provides just as much disingenuous material for comparing words to deeds as did the anti communist era. But his engagement with other faculty during this project has made him more cognizant of global learning in the areas of cultural aesthetics and indices of human development largely ignored in the US world view. As the go to guy for our international studies minor and one who believes in the importance of global awareness, he would love to be part of building global understanding as integral to general education, supported by faculty, and staff in our attempt to embed global learning into our integrated studies program. He would be very pleased, if global learning were so well integrated into the institutions of the campus, that such awareness is not dependent on the persons who are teaching it, or the individuals running the ISP program.
The courses he teaches that may illustrate his approach to global learning include: US foreign policy and globalization, political science 321; POSC 322 global political economy;ISPOSC-228-01 Global Politics in Film; HNRSS-290-01 Honors: Global Politics (new); and possibly-ISPOSC-199-01 Citizenship & Community (new)._____________________________________________________________________________
David White earned all his three degrees at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville: an undergraduate degree in psychology, a master's degree in education, and a doctorate in elementary education. Prior to coming to Keene State College in 1975, he taught fourth grade and self-contained special education in public schools in Virginia.
Dr. White entered higher education with the goal of improving public education. He sees himself as a professor dedicated to promoting creative teaching through children's literature. As founder and director of the annual Keene State College Children's Literature Festival in 1978, he has had over thirty years to develop his expertise and to make contacts with authors, illustrators, publishers, critics, teachers, and others devoted to children's literature. He also started the Festival Gallery Collection in 1990 that is now the home of hundreds of illustrations by over 180 published children's book illustrators. The success of his various projects related to the Festival has resulted in both his name and that of Keene State College being known throughout the country and now abroad.
Because of his enthusiasm for children's literature, his ability to share his excitement, and keeping up with recent books, he has become a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences. Quite often he is asked to share creative ways of incorporating literature across the elementary curriculum. At other times he is asked to give specialized workshops such as "Learning About the Past through Children's Literature," "Cultural Exploration through Folk Tales," "Using Folk Tales in the Classroom," and "Developing Thematic Integrated Units through Children's Literature." His literature focus fuses with his commitment to preparing informed, caring elementary level teachers. He believes very strongly that as someone involved in the preparation of teachers he must do all he can to insure that only caring and knowledgeable teachers are the ones to enter the profession.
To learn more about the Children's Literature Festival and its various components, go to www.keene.edu/clf.