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The Academic Minute for 2023.02.06-2023.02.10

The Academic Minute from 2.6 – 2.10

Kristen McHenry Boise State University
Burnout and Well-Being Among Healthcare Faculty
Dr. McHenry serves as a Respiratory Care educator with experience in both entry into practice programming and online degree advancement. She has been a clinician for over 17 years. She has served in various administrative roles within higher education in clinically-focused programs.

Victor Peskin – Arizona State University
The Politics of Prosecuting Putin
Victor Peskin’s teaching and scholarship lie at the intersection of international law, international relations, and comparative politics. Peskin is the author of International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation (Cambridge University Press). The book was selected as a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title. He is also the co-author of Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to The War on Terror (University of California Press).

Emily Huddart Kennedy – University of British Columbia
We Can’t Stop Climate Change by Hating Each Other
Emily Huddart Kennedy is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Sociology at UBC and the author of the recently released, Eco-Types: Five Ways of Caring about the Environment (Princeton University Press).

Christina Frohock – University of Miami School of Law
Reading Lolita as a Sentencing Memorandum
Christina M. Frohock is on the faculty of the University of Miami School of Law, where she teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills. Her scholarship includes law review articles on habeas corpus, constitutional law, copyright law, military law, wire fraud, witness interviews, federal privilege strategies, and legal fiction. She is also the author of a book, Small-Town GTMO, that analyzes the legality of the Guantánamo naval station and describes her experiences on the base. Prior to joining Miami Law, she practiced civil litigation at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City and at White & Case LLP and Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. in Miami. She earned her B.A. with Honors in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina, her M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law.

Melissa Huey – New York Institute of Technology
The Psychological Impact of Smartphones in the College Classroom
Melissa Huey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of behavioral sciences at New York Institute of Technology.

Huey’s research interests are twofold. The first area focuses on parenting and the impact that it has on children’s mental health. Her second area focuses on the psychological impact that technology and the smartphone have on young adults.

Both in and out of the classroom, Huey has leveraged current events, such as the January 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection, as teachable moments on the importance of critical thinking. Following the events at the Capitol, she joined a multidisciplinary panel of New York Tech faculty and staff to discuss causes for the nation’s polarization, the role of social media in spreading misinformation, and the conflict resolution skills needed to bridge the ideological divide.

She received her M.A. from City College of New York and her Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University.


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