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Professional Activities

Mark C. Long, (English) has recently published “Reading, Writing and Teaching in Context,” an essay examining the value of intellectual work in local institutional contexts, in the book Academic Cultures: Professional Preparation and the Teaching Life. Mark’s most recent contribution to the Dictionary of Literary Biography was also just released, an extended essay on the life and work of A.R. Ammons that appeared in the volume Twentieth-Century American Nature Poets.

Marie Duggan and Armagan Gezici (Economics) presented papers at the Union for Radical Political Economy summer conference in upstate New York in August. Marie’s was entitled, “Lessons of 1997 for 2008: The U.S. Financial Crisis Compared to Emerging Markets,” and Armagan’s was “Income Distribution and Financial Integration: Possible Links.”

Robert Baker (Continuing Education) attended the annual Workforce Development Academy at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The program provides training to the workforce development community of practitioners who support the re-engineering and re-training of America’s workforce. Baker co-presented a case study with representatives from Virginia Tech and the Virginia Community College System on marketing manufacturing technology programs of study.

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