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Salem State Faculty and Staff News: October 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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 October 2022.

Faculty and Staff News in October 2022

Vice President Nate Bryant authored “We’re touting the wrong measures and the wrong institutions,” published in The Boston Globe. The editorial is in response to an article on rankings in U.S. News and World Report, and how those rankings should be measuring how colleges foster social mobility. 


Professor Cindy Vincent (media and communication) and Executive Director Cynthia Lynch have been selected as 2022-2023 Campus Compact Fellows. The inaugural cohort of Campus Compact Fellows is composed of experienced practitioners and field leaders who will advance Campus Compact’s work in key areas. Vincent and Lynch were selected as part of the Equity & Engagement Fellows Team for their work co-producing a multi-author book, Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices, which explores and analyzes the diverse ways that anti-racist community engagement principles can be put into practice. 


Professor Yvonne Vissing (healthcare studies) provided a workshop for scientists about how to integrate human rights into courses, research, and organizational structures at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2022 Science, Technology, and Human Rights Conference that was held October 17-19 in Washington, DC. She is on the AAAS Human Rights and Science Council. Earlier this month Professor Vissing presented how the COVID-19 pandemic showcased global childhood inequality at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. 


Professor James Noonan (secondary and higher education) published an article in the Phi Delta Kappan (with Jack Scheider, associate professor at UMass Lowell) arguing that the measurement of school quality too often reinforces dominant narratives about "good" and "bad" schools and undermines equity efforts. They offer recommendations for more equitable measurement tools. Read “Beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’: Disrupting narratives about school quality” here.  


Professor J.D. Scrimgeour’s (English) film, Chasing Chloe: The Movie, based on a series of videos made at the beginning of the Covid pandemic, will be showing at Cinema Salem in downtown Salem on Sunday, November 6 at 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. The event will also feature live music inspired by the original videos. Watch the preview here.


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