Daniel Bisaccio ’84

Daniel Bisaccio ’84 (New England, MST) had his book: All Children Smile in the Same Language: A Teacher’s Journey published by Gatekeeper Press. With over 40 years’ experience in the most important profession, Bisaccio offers guidance to educators as they navigate the uncharted waters of teaching – all those things not taught in teacher preparation programs. Personal essays that focus on the four traits of passion, flexibility, community, and intellectual engagement; this book will help all educators, no matter their years of experience, to sustain the passion that first made them answer the call to teach.

“As I write this in 2022, we enter year three of a global pandemic,” said Bisaccio. “The pandemic’s impact on education is already emerging and I suspect will be future research paper fodder. One impact is teacher ‘fallout’ from the profession. Teachers are leaving in record numbers from retirement, early retirement, and even mid-career professionals are abandoning teaching. So, how do we attract vibrant, creative, and intelligent individuals to this important profession? How do we retain outstanding teachers who are considering leaving the profession? Instead of ascribing to ‘scripted curriculums’ for teachers, or devising testing strategies to hold teachers accountable, we should focus on strategies to invigorate novice teachers. How can they use their pedagogical skills to create engaging curricula? Teachers become artists when developing storylines for their curriculum that fosters student passions for learning. This approach engages both the student and the teacher to keep everyone intellectually engaged in their profession.”

Dan Bisaccio worked in Brown University’s Education Department as the graduate Director of Science Education, Director of Teacher Education (MA in Teaching), and lecturer in Education (2008-2017). Prior to joining Brown, Bisaccio was the Math/Science/Technology Division Head at Souhegan High School. Additionally, Bisaccio was an adjunct faculty member at Keene State College in Geology and at Northeastern University in Ecology at field sites in Jamaica, Moorea/Tahiti, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Bisaccio’s ongoing research with the Smithsonian Institution’s Biodiversity and Monitoring Program involves field research at several tropical sites in Central and South America. His work has been recognized by the United Nations Environmental Program (Convention on Biological Diversity) as a contributor to their international biological diversity education outreach. Bisaccio has been the recipient of many teaching awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, as well as authoring articles on educational pedagogy and practice. His teaching methodology and research has been highlighted in several books and on National Public Radio.

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Greg Belliveau

Online undergrad faculty member Greg Belliveau recently had his book Gods of IMAGO, the second installment of his dystopian book series IMAGO, published by Rogue Phoenix Press on August 23, 2023. Belliveau is an award-winning novelist and author of IMAGO (Rogue Phoenix Press, 2019) and Go Down To Silence (Multnomah Publishing: a Division of Penguin Random House, 2001), which was a Christy Award Finalist for Best First Novel and a collection of creative nonfiction entitled Seeds: Mediations on Grace in a World with Teeth (Crosslink Publishing, 2017). He is currently working on the TV series Go Down To Silence, based

Kate O’Neill

Kate O’Neill ’11 (GSLC, PhD) is the new Dean of the College of Business at the American University of Iraq-Baghdad. Learn more about O’Neill in a Common Thread profile Education Without Barriers here and read O’Neill’s dissertation Communication Channels Utilized by Emirati Females to Enact Leadership here.

Lauren Arienzale

New England PsyD in Clinical Psychology student Lauren Arienzale recently published her debut poetry collection, Mud Pie. “As a lifelong writer, and a psychologist in training, I am continuously fascinated by the power of written word and the therapeutic advantages that come along with it,” said Arienzale. Mud Pie is an unapologetic deep dive into grief, shortcomings, and the power of art making as a vehicle for change.

Jessica “Jess” Ballen

MFA in Creative Writing candidate Jessica “Jess” Ballen was named managing editor of submissions for Lunch Ticket, the literary magazine from Antioch’s MFA community. Ballen, who started contributing to Lunch Ticket during their first semester at Antioch as a poetry reader, expressed their excitement in helping to lead the Lunch Ticket team to a successful 24th issue. “I knew I wanted to move into a management role after my first week as a poetry reader,” says Ballen. “I fell in love with Lunch Ticket and wanted to give the publication my all.” Ballen, whose book of poetry, kosher, was released

Fayth Parks

PhD in Leadership and Change Professor of Leadership and Psychology, Fayth Parks, PhD, co-authored the newly released article entitled, “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: HIV/AIDS Myths and Misinformation in the Rural United States” which appears in the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal, Health Promotion Practice.

Atim Eneida George ’18

Atim Eneida George ’18 (GSLC, PhD) has been awarded one of four 2023 Archie Green Fellowships from The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The Fellowships are intended to support original, independent field research on the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and occupational groups. George’s project entitled, “Playing the Angel’s Game: Perspectives of Black Foreign Service Women” will conduct in-depth interviews with Black Foreign Service workers, both active duty and recently retired. The interviews will focus on Foreign Service traditions, laborlore and the cultural artifacts as well as the rituals and stories that define and

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