July 23, 2019
Emmanuel Faculty, Students and Alumni Published in Texts, Journals Over Summer

This summer, three members of the Emmanuel College faculty, as well as a research cohort of students of past and present, received publication for their research in the areas of management, chemistry and modern languages.

Basile Publishes Research on Dynamics of Modern Workplace

Assistant Professor of Management Kelly Basile's research was recently published in two texts focused on the contemporary dynamic of the working world and labor market, "The Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior" and "Work, Working and Work Relationships in a Changing World."

In each text, Dr. Basile focuses on the implications of telework—"working from home" by means of the Internet, e-mail and telephone—in the modern workplace from the perspective of employees, managers and the organization as a whole.

"Given the current trends that show an increase in remote working, it is important for organizations and workers to understand both the benefits and drawbacks of remote working," said Dr. Basile. "For students, I think understanding the benefits and drawbacks will help them seek and design more enriching post-graduation work experiences."

Dr. Basile's chapter "Outcomes and Facilitators for Employees" published in "The Cambridge Handbook" focuses on how the ability to work remotely influences the social, managerial and organizational dynamic of the workplace. Comprised of research and analyses from industrial-organization (IO) psychologists, the text uses IO psychology to examine how recent rapid technological change has affected the workplace and thus the field of IO psychology.

Similarly, Dr. Basile's chapter "'The fur-lined rut': Telework and career ambition" in "Work, Working and Work Relationships" examines these technological changes and their implications for employees, managers and organizations, namely the opportunities and challenges in technological innovation and consumer, social and organizational change. It also considers the implications these changes have for organizations and workers, especially in the realm of career outcomes and employees' overall work experiences in the contemporary labor market.

Gerdon and Researchers Published by American Chemical Society

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department Aren Gerdon and a cohort of alumni and student researchers, including Krista Meserve '18, Jason Miech '18, Jacob Shlaferman '18 and Alex Paige '20, were recently published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in its scientific journal, "ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering."

Their article "Selected DNA aptamers influence kinetics and morphology in calcium phosphate mineralization" is a culmination of years' work by past and present researchers in the Gerdon Research Group, including Meserve, who currently works as a Research Assistant at Matrivax R&D Corporation; Miech, Quality Specialty I at Rhodes Technologies; Shlaferman, who is a Research Associate in the Compound Management Department at FogPharma; and Paige, who is a current researcher in the Gerdon Research Group and a rising senior.

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering is a journal by ACS Publications that covers the scope of health and healthcare advances, imaging and diagnostics, manufacturing and technology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and more.

A leading publisher of authoritative scientific information, ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students and serves as an authority on program evaluation in the field. Emmanuel's chemistry program is also accredited by ACS.

Alvarez-Fernandez Publishes Interdisciplinary Essay Collection on Contemporary Spain

Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Modern Languages Department Jose Ignacio Alvarez-Fernandez recently had his book "Approaches to Iberian Cultural Studies" published.

The text is a collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine Spain's contemporary literature and culture, namely poetry, film, history and cultural Spanish icons like Francisco de Goya and Luis Buñuel. The essays inquire about the social, cultural and political shifts in Spain that affect what, why and how individuals and societies remember and forget.

Dr. Alvarez Fernandez's book is part of a series published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers called "Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures."

Jacob standing with a poster against a brick wall as he presents his research at a poster presentation session Jacob Shlaferman '18 presenting summer research at the annual summer research presentation day in September 2018.

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