Department of English and Communications
- Gave two pre-show talks, “On Holmes, Horror, and the Real-Life Hound,” at the Lost Nation Theater production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, presented in September and October in Montpelier, Vermont.
- The Baker Street Journal (Autumn 2015) featured an article written by Donley called “In Holmes’s Words: Manuscript, Metafiction, and Medusa in 1926,” which analyzes the two Sherlock Holmes stories that are overwhelmingly disliked by fans, “The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier” and “The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane.” Both stories date from 1926 and are unusual because they are narrated by Sherlock Holmes rather than Doctor Watson. Her research for this article was generously sponsored by CoLA, which funded a trip to the New York Public Library to view the manuscript of “The Blanched Soldier.” A reproduction of a significant page of the manuscript appears with the article, likely its first time in print.
- Led a discussion about teaching through student resistance following a group reading from Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place at the Faculty Roundtable on November 17.
- Co-founded the Accessible Icon Project in 2011, which was covered by the Associated Press wire and recently appeared in the Daily Mail in Britain. The symbol was adopted by the State of New York in 2014, and is now used in New York to designate parking for people with disabilities. Connecticut is considering a similar adoption this year.
- Co-presented “Group Dynamics: From Gellin’ to Kablooey,” with David Feinauer on Reading Day, December 16, at a faculty roundtable workshop in the Multipurpose Room of the Kreitzberg Library.
- Is a member of the Catamount Pipe Band of Montpelier Vt., which competed in and won the Northeastern Pipe Band Championships in Sept 2015. This is their 3rd time winning this contest. In addition, the band placed 2nd at the New England Championships and 6th at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Department of History and Political Science
- Spoke at the Bixby Memorial Free Library in Vergennes, Vt., on September 9, about “ Facing Horror: Responding to Human Rights Atrocities,” outlining the strengths and weaknesses of using trials, truth commissions, indigenous processes, and amnesty laws in the aftermath of mass suffering.
- Presented “Tangled Threads: How the American Revolution Warped Human Rights Policy for the 21st Century” at the 13th Annual Scholarship Celebration in the Kreitzberg Library on October 20.
- Presented “Spear versus Shield? North Korea’s Nuclear Path and Challenges to the NPT System” at the CoLA Colloquium on September 17 in the Kreitzberg Library.
- Presented “US Rebalanced to Asia and Its Implications for Peace/Reconciliation in East Asia” at the 13th Annual Scholarship Celebration in the Kreitzberg Library on October 20.
School of Justice Studies and Sociology
- Reviewed The Process of Social Research by Jeffrey C. Dixon, Royce A. Singleton, and Bruce C. Straits, for Oxford University Press. View the review.
- Presented (with Gina Sherriff) on “Piloting a Formal Mentoring Program: A Look at our
First Year” at the University of New Mexico 8th Annual Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, N.M., in October.
- Presented (with Gina Sherriff) on “Gender and Evaluation” at the Faculty Development teaching roundtable.
- Presented (with Amy Woodbury Tease) “Shadow and substance: an examination of capital punishment through the lens of sci-fi television series the Twilight Zone and the Black Mirror” at the CoLA Colloquium in October.
- Presented “Personal Narratives of Female Homicide Offenders” at a panel session, American Society of Criminology, Washington D.C., in November.
- Was elected executive counselor for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Victimology section. The term will begin at the conclusion of the Section’s general membership meeting at the ACJS annual conference in Denver in March.
- Was interviewed for a series on domestic violence that was featured in The Chronicle: The Weekly Journal of Orleans County, Vermont. She discussed interpersonal violence and victim/offender traits in the September 23 issue, and characteristics in rural communities that facilitate domestic violence in the October 7 issue.
Department of Modern Languages
- Has had two papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention in Hartford, Conn., March 17-20, 2016: “The Tono Humano and Compositional Polyphony in Don Quixote,” and “Diego, Tessera, and Darío: Embracing the Legacy of el modernism.”
Dalyn Luedtke, co-presented “Group Dynamics: From Gellin’ to Kablooey,” with David Feinauer on Reading Day, December 16, at a faculty roundtable workshop in the Multipurpose Room of the Kreitzberg Library.