Thinking through a course revision by Anthony Daly, Ph.D.

Photo Credit: Reagan Smith   Teaching at a public liberal arts college means that you teach a lot. Often, this means teaching some of the same courses every year, perhaps every semester. These courses are often a requirement in a major, and perhaps also the core. This familiarity and experience can be a benefit, helping …

Experiential Learning: The Jessica Park Project at MCLA By Tony Gengarelly, Ph.D.

Jessica Park in her bedroom studio, 2004; image of Chrysler Building on drafting board   Prologue It was a warm and inviting Berkshire afternoon in May of 2004.  On the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts campus I stood in the doorway of the 94 Porter Street Gallery  that opened to the building’s backyard, where a …

An Autoethnography on Latinx Studies Pedagogy and Mentorship by Hannah Noel, Ph.D.

On July 29, 2014 Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard K. Jones sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribrena. This letter reads like an invoice demanding $900,000 from the Mexican government for “dealing with your criminals.” Sheriff Jones wrote a similar letter in 2010, …

Educating Disgust: A Preliminary Survey by Susan Edgerton, Ph.D.

This writing marks the beginning of my work for a sabbatical leave in Spring 2019. My general interests are primarily in environmental issues and education. For my sabbatical, I am specifically focused on education of the emotion disgust. There is a tendency to think of our primary emotions – happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise, and …