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Fisher Community Making News

April 29, 2021

Faculty, staff, and students at St. John Fisher College continue to make headlines with their latest achievements. Here’s a round-up of their recent accomplishments.

Professor Elected to Serve on Council of Undergraduate Research
Dr. Sara Goodman, assistant professor of psychology, was elected to serve a three-year term as a Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) councilor.

 CUR provides support and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, administrators, and students through high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarships, and creative inquiry. Goodman will officially be a part of the governing body of the national authority on undergraduate research. She joins Dr. Bruce Blaine, CUR councilor of the Math Division, and Dr. Kristin Picardo, CUR councilor of the Biology Division, as the third councilor elected from the College.

Professor Isar Kiani Serves as Expert for WalletHub
Isar Kiani, assistant professor of marketing, served as an expert for a WalletHub article about COVID-19’s impact on car insurance.

WalletHub is a personal finance website that provides free credit scores and credit reports and provides resources to help consumers save money. Kiani’s article discussed the pandemic’s impact on consumer demand for car insurance, refunds from car insurance companies because of COVID-19, and the marketing behind car insurance.

Mark McKinzie Serves as Panelist for Mathematics Conversation
Dr. Mark McKinzie, assistant professor of mathematical and computing sciences, was a panelist for a “Seaway Conversation on the Course-History of Mathematics” panel.

The panel was organized by the Seaway Section of Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts who aim to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on the world. The Seaway Section is comprised of MAA members located in the upstate New York region and the province of Ontario. At the panel, McKinzie shared insights on content and pedagogical choices for mathematical faculty preparing to teach an undergraduate history of mathematics course.