Nationally known scholars to be featured at SUNY Potsdam book forum Sept. 23
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 6:04 am

POTSDAM – The SUNY Potsdam Guest Author Book Series will host an inaugural open campus forum on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Raymond Hall 8th floor dining room.

The inaugural SUNY Potsdam Guest Author Book Series event will feature nationally known scholars Dr. Kathyrine Scheuch and Dr. Joy Gaston-Gayles, authors of "Reinventing Undergraduate Education: Engaging College Students in Research and Creative Activities."

Dr. Kathyrine Scheuch, former deputy director of research and director of academic programs and teacher education at the Florida Department of Education, is currently serving as a research analyst for the Florida Department of Education. Scheuch's scholarly interests include not only instructional pedagogy and practices but also minority student issues and the history of the honors program movement in the United States.

Dr. Joy Gaston-Gayles, professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult & Higher Education at North Carolina State University, serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of College Student Development and the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal. She has published numerous articles that explore the relationship between a student's academic and social experience and the influence of college experiences on desired outcomes of education.

The campus forum is open to the community and there is no charge for admission.

The event is funded as part of the college's five-year, $1.6 million dollar Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Education to promote undergraduate research across the curriculum.

For more information, contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, at 267-2107 or e-mail ratlifgl@potsdam.edu.