Post-1945 Research Collaborative
Andrew Needham Associate Professor History
Guy Ortolano Associate Professor History
George Solt Assistant Professor History
Kimberly Phillips-Fein Associate Professor Gallatin
Description: This Working Research Group brings together faculty and graduate students across schools and departments to consider world historical transformations since 1945. The collaborative examines topics including the rise of global institutions and the shaping of governmentality, the reshaping of local economies and ecologies by state power and mobile capital, the rise of finance and transformations of industry, the economic and ideological shift from social democracy to neo-liberalism, the effects of decolonization and post-colonialism, newly independent nations and imperial centers, global migrations of people, disease, and commodities, and the translation of ideas and culture across national lines.
Autism: Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to A Positive Life-Trajectory
Christina Reuterskiold Associate Professor & Chair Communicative Sciences and Disorder
Kristie Patten Koenig Associate Professor & Chair Occupational Therapy
Description: The current project represents a collaborative effort between the Department of Communicative Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology, SLP) and the Department of Occupational Therapy with a focus on the development of interdisciplinary courses, student mentoring, generation of collaborative student and faculty projects involving research in the area of communication and education in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The prevalence of ASD has increased over the past two decades, rising from 2 per 10,000 in 1990 to between 1 in 50 and 1 in 88 children, according to reports from the U.S. Centers for Dis¬ease Control and Prevention. Meetings involve faculty from several disciplines across the university, who are active in research and teaching on ASD. Meetings include research presentations from participants, discussions, student presentations, guest visitis and planning of interdisciplinary initiatives in research and teaching. The two co-directors of the Research Collaborative are Dr. Christina Reuterskiold and Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig. Dr. Christina Reuterskiold is associate professor and chair in the Department of Communicative Science and Disorders. Her expertise is language and literacy disorders in children. Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig is associate professor and chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Principal Investigator of the ASD Nest Support Project at METRO Center. The ASD Nest Support Project supports New York City’s Department of Education ASD Nest Program, educating students with autism in their neighborhood schools with interdisciplinary supports.