Welcome Message from Dean Kingstone:
Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. It’s been such a pleasure to see so many people back on campus … and to see so many faces! Hopefully, it is a sign that we are starting to put the pandemic behind us and to return to the richness of meaningful in-person interaction.
Business is booming at Montclair State – as President Koppell noted in his opening address, we have the largest student population in the history of the university with a record entering class along with rising numbers of transfer students and retention of existing students. In very large measure, that is down to you, the faculty and staff who continue to make Montclair State and our College a special place. We are a College that produces national and world leading research while also providing a high quality education predicated on the care, energy and passion that our faculty and staff devote to our students.
We have a special role in the College. As the country and the world face increasingly difficult challenges, we are the storytellers who make meaning out of data and craft narratives that explore and reveal our shared humanity across our many societal borders.
I wish you all a productive, constructive and enjoyable year.
Community-Based Learning Makes an Impact
Professor Mark Clatterbuck and students in his “Indigenous Voices Today” course scrapped the syllabus and instead embarked on a semester-long, justice-oriented, community learning experience.
Service Learning Project Reaches Local and International Communities
Graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program recently had the opportunity to apply their studies and knowledge to directly impact children and families at the U.S.- Mexico border and in Trenton, NJ, with a shared-book reading project.
Faculty and Student News
- Daniela Peterka-Benton Featured on Trending BCC Podcast – Peterka-Benton (Justice Studies) joined the BBC podcast “Russian QAnon and the Ukraine Dilemma” to discuss how QAnon migrated to Russia.
- Patricia Matthew Interviewed for Scholars Talk Writing Series – Matthew (English) says that the failure to support new scholars with stable university positions is the biggest threat to research innovations.
- Milton Fuentes Named APA Fellow – Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon American Psychological Association members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology.
- Created before Jesus walked the Earth and found in New Jersey – Dr. Senta German (Classics and General Humanities) identified an object found in a Cape May antique store as an Etruscan object from the 6th century BCE.
- Car insurance bills shine spotlight on lawmaker ethics – Kirk Johnson (Justice Studies) is quoted in this New Jersey Monitor article about ethics in the state legislator.
- Erin Kang Awarded 2022 Society for Research in Child Development Grant – The grant will support research understanding of how differences in neural and behavioral presentations of flexible thinking in children on the autism spectrum relate to clinical presentation.
- Francesca Laguardia Discusses Impacts of Roe v. Wade Decision – Francesca Laguardia (Justice Studies) discussed the impacts of the Roe v. Wade decision with NJ On Air and in an opinion piece for NJ.com
- Jason Williams Provides Commentary on Supreme Court Ruling – Jason William (Justice Studies) provided an expert opinion on the Supreme Court ruling on the right to bear arms extending beyond one’s residence in the New Jersey Monitor.
- Arnold Korotkin’s Work Credited in Journal of Historical Sociology Essay – The essay credits and details work by Korotkin (Sociology), who edited the underground newsletter Radical Against Poverty (The RAP) in the 1960s.
- Graduate Students Awarded Literary Agents of Change Fellowships – Montclair State English MA graduates Ana Hilario and Sarah Sturm were matched with a literary agency and were directly awarded with grants for their participation.