Impact – Winter 2020


Eileen Beiter is an associate professor of accounting in the School of Business and Leadership at Nazareth College, where she teaches Managerial and Intermediate Accounting. Professor Beiter graduated from Canisius College with an MBA in Professional Accounting. Her research interests include corporate governance and internal controls as well as personal financial literacy.

Susanna Kelly Engbers is Professor of English and Chair of General Education at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University where she teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and literature. Her research considers the visual and verbal rhetorical strategies of nineteenth-century American suffragists; narrative theory and design; and the intersections of visual rhetoric and design. Her work has appeared most recently in Dialectic, CEA Forum, and American Catholic Studies.

Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Co-Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She teaches classes such as “Biological Psychology,” “Learning,” “Canine Learning & Behavior,” “Animal Minds,” and “Psychopharmacology”. At Saint Francis University, she maintains an active research lab that investigates the biological basis of anxiety and mood disorders, as well as the effects of the human-animal bond on health and well-being. Her research appears in peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented it at local, national, and international conferences.

She is a member of the “Society for Neuroscience” and a reviewer for multiple journals and textbook publishers. In 2018 she was awarded the Saint Francis University’s “Honor Society Distinguished Faculty Award” for her model classroom teaching; the “Gerald and Helen Swatsworth Award,” which recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service; and the “Become that Someone” Community Engagement Award for her work with the community. She is passionate about experiential learning and community engagement, avenues that allow her to invite the community into her classroom and to take the students out of the classroom and into the local community.

Stephen C. Hill, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Nazareth College. He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, Dr. Hill teaches in the Leadership & Organizational Change and Human Resource Management graduate programs. He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. His primary research interests include career development, working in retirement, and mentoring.

Cathy A. Leverone, CPA, MSF, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Nazareth College. She teaches finance and accounting at the undergraduate level. She completed her M.S. in Finance from Boston College. Her primary research interests are in financial literacy and education.

Karen R. Roybal is an Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College. She is the author of Archives of Dispossession: Uncovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848-1960 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Her research and teaching focus on gender, race, and place.

Maura A. Smale is Chief Librarian and Professor at New York City College of Technology, and faculty in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include undergraduate academic culture, critical librarianship, open educational technologies, and game-based learning. With Mariana Regalado of Brooklyn College, she published Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education, exploring the ways that CUNY students use technology in their academic work (2017). Their edited volume Academic Libraries for Commuter Students: Research-based Strategies, published in 2018, presents studies on commuter students’ library use at public colleges and universities around the U.S.

Jeffery Vail is a Master Lecturer in Humanities at Boston University’s College of General Studies. He is the editor of The Unpublished Letters of Thomas Moore (Picking and Chatto, 2013) and the author of The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore (Johns Hopkins, 2001). For our next issue he will be conducting an interview with K.K. Edin.