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Salem State Faculty and Staff News: June 2022

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Salem State University faculty and staff are educators, scholars, and leaders in their respective fields. Following are highlights and accolades celebrating the outstanding research and creative activities conducted by Salem State faculty and staff in June 2022.

Faculty and Staff News in June 2022

Professor Kathleen Adee (nursing), DNP, RN, wrote a letter to the editor of The Salem News urging Representative Seth Moulton to champion H.R. 2568, The United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021, a bill seeking Honorary Veterans status recognition for WWII Cadet Nurses. Read “Letter: Long overdue for Cadet Nurse Corps to be recognized” here.

Professor Emeritus Mary-Lou Breitborde (secondary and higher education), has co-authored with Kelly Kolodny of Framingham State University the book “Teacher Preparation in the United States: History, Current Conditions, and Policy” for Emerald Publishing (UK), part of Emerald Studies in Teacher Preparation in National and Global Contexts, available June 23.

Professor Avi Chomsky (history) was interviewed for the Los Angeles Times opinion piece "Want to stop immigration? Empower immigrants in the U.S. to help their families back home". The column was published on June 9, 2022.

Professor Rebecca Hains (media + communications) and Professor Patrice DeLeon(healthcare studies) are among the leadership team of the Campaign to Save the North Shore Birth Center, a grassroots group seeking to reverse Beverly Hospital's plan to close its midwifery birth center. Two hundred supporters, including many politicians, attended the coalition's Monday rally at Beverly Hospital. A GBH interview with Professor Hains is available hereand the event received Boston Globe coverage at this link.

Professor Jennifer Jackman (politics, policy and international relations) and the Woods Hole Sea Grant-funded study that she led on attitudes towards seals and sharks on Cape Cod, were mentioned in a Boston Globe Magazine column on the importance of shark conservation. The article is available here.

The final episode of Season 4 of the Teaching Hard History podcast, which features an interview with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY 8th district), has been released. Professor Bethany Jay (history) co-hosted this season with Hasan Jeffries (The Ohio State University). The season featured 16 episodes and focused on Jim Crow America. To date, the podcast has been downloaded over one million times.

Hymn writer, Professor Jan Lindholm (English) is featured in the recent CNN article, "An Affirming Hymnal Is Helping LGBTQ Christians Keep the Faith." The article is available here.

Professor Christopher Mauriello (history) was interviewed by JewishBoston for the piece “Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide on Campus.” Last December, Massachusetts mandated teaching genocide education to public school students, with Mauriello submitting written testimony to the State Legislature.

Professor Emeritus Barbara Poremba (nursing) was interviewed on Tennessee WJHL TV for her work as Director of Friends of WWII Cadet Nurses in passing federal legislation S1220/HR2568 to grant honorary veteran status to the women who served in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII. The late Grace Nangle, founder of the SSU Nursing Program, served in the USCNC. Professor Poremba also authored the op-ed “The forgotten World War II veterans” published in The Eagle Tribune. Women who served in WWII in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps are the only uniformed service that has not been recognized as WWII Veterans. Poremba is leading an effort to pass federal legislation that would award these women with Honorary Veteran Status.

Professor Dean Saluti (marketing and decision sciences) was recently inducted into the Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honor Society, as an Honorary Member for his decades of service in the Greater Boston Community and the North Shore Latino Business Association in Lynn.

Professors Lamont Simmons and Elspeth Slayter (social work) published an op-ed in The Salem News focusing on how Salem residents can respond to the Buffalo massacre - moving beyond candlelight vigils and social media posts. Action steps are included. Read their "Column: Beyond Instagram posts and candlelight vigils: Fostering meaningful responses to Buffalo's racist massacre right here in Salem” here.

Professor Emeritus Alan Young and Lab Instructor Ted Maney (biology) organized the New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) Conference held at Salem State June 2-4, 2022. The conference was attended by approximately 80 marine scientists from throughout New England and New York and Canada as well as another 20-30 virtual attendees via Zoom.


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