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Service
&
Administration

illustration of an open hand

Service can take a variety of forms, including mentorship, leadership, advising, policy analysis, program development, program evaluation, community development, public education, community relations, governance, and advisory or collaborative roles. However it is manifested, it is critical for higher education and is part of faculty responsibilities as academic citizens. Professional service can be a source of innovation and discovery in scholarly theory and methodology. It can develop the quality of instruction. It can be intellectually invigorating. Moreover, service is an intellectual and promotional resource for institutions.

Dr. Knopf is active in matters of college governance, curricular design and assessment, personnel matters, program recruitment, student support, and DEI advocacy, and she serves her disciplines in various capacities, including, but not limited to, conference reviewing and programming.

Service must include being a co-conspirator and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Such efforts necessitate a continuing process of learning and improving. Towards this, Dr. Knopf regularly takes advantage of educational opportunities to better understand the standpoints of others and how she can better create environments of belonging for students, faculty, staff, and community members. These efforts have included safe-zone training for LGBTQAIPD, disabled, and racial identities, anti-racism and anti-bias training, universal design training, mentorship training, workshops for pedagogies of belonging and equity, and workshops for intergroup dialoguing. She is actively involved with campus and community efforts to improve DEI, such as serving on committees and faculty groups dedicated to antiracism, sexual orientation and gender identity expression, and diversity and inclusivity action. She notes, "DEIJ work took on added meaning for me in Spring 2015 when a colleague received a series of racist and homophobic death threats which shook my campus and made visible many systemic inequities and prejudiced practices that had otherwise been ignored. As I turned class time over to group discussions, problem-solving meetings, and venting sessions, and found my usually quiet office hours suddenly populated by scared, hurt, and angry students, I received a crash-course in the difference between passive allyship and active co-conspiratorship. I worked behind the scenes with an ad hoc student group that petitioned the administration, leveraged social media, and staged multiple demonstrations to bring about rapid change in college policies and staffing. I joined the marches, the vigils, and the speak-outs, where I listened to their stories and learned that I always have more to learn."

All Hands In

selected institutional service

  • Presentation Skills Coordinator, Communication & Media Studies, SUNY Cortland: 2017-present

  • Presentation Skills Committee Chair, SUNY Cortland: 2018-present

  • SOGIE [Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression], SUNY Cortland: 2021-present

  • Educational Policy Committee, SUNY Cortland: 2021-2024

  • Online Teaching Group, SUNY Cortland: 2020-present

  • Antiracism Task Force, Educational Programming Subcommittee, SUNY Cortland: 2020-2022

  • Cortland Votes, SUNY Cortland: 2020

  • Oral Skills Coordinator, General Education Committee, SUNY Potsdam: 2006-2017

  • Arts & Sciences Council, SUNY Potsdam: 2008-2011, 2015-2017

  • Diversity Programming & Student Training - Diversity & Inclusion Action Coalition subcommittee, SUNY Potsdam: 2016-2017

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Advisory Board, SUNY Potsdam: 2010-2013

  • Faculty Senate, SUNY Potsdam: 2007-2009, 2012-2014

  • Comic Book Club faculty sponsor, SUNY Potsdam: 2013-2017

  • Lambda Pi Eta, Delta Omicron chapter advisor, SUNY Potsdam: 2011-2017

selected professional service

New York State Communication Association

  • President: October 2021-October 2022

  • Vice President & 79th annual convention planner: October 2020-October 2021

  • Vice President-Elect: October 2019-October 2020

  • submission reviewer: 2019, 2020, 2021

Eastern Communication Association

  • Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Chair/program planner: Spring 2022-Spring 2023

  • Political Communication Interest Group Chair/program planner: Spring 2008-Spring 2009

  • Political Communication Interest Group Vice Chair/'08 Wine & Spots host: Spring 2007-Spring 2008

  • submission reviewer (various sections): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

National Communication Association

  • Convention Committee: 2022-2024

  • Political Communication Division, Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award Committee: 2022

  • Public Sphere Theory Annual Preconference Seminar Co-Facilitator/Planner: 2009, 2010

  • submission reviewer (various sections): 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

American Sociological Association

  • Peace, War & Social Conflict Section Membership Committee (volunteer): Summer 2012-Summer 2013

  • Peace, War & Social Conflict Section Student Paper Award Committee: Summer 2011-Summer 2012

selected community service

editorial service

  • Co-Editor, Routledge Advances in Comics Studies, 2022-present

  • Editorial Board Member, Home Front Studies, 2021-2024

  • Guest Reviewer, Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics, 2022

  • Guest Reviewer, Journal of Perpetrator Research, 2021

  • Guest Reviewer, Journal of Advanced Military Studies, 2021

  • Guest Reviewer, Journal of Marine Corps History, 2020

  • Peer Reviewer, Comics Grid Journal, 2020 - present

  • Peer Reviewer, Popular Culture Studies Journal, 2019 - present

  • Guest Reviewer, Media, War & Conflict, 2019

  • Guest Reviewer, War and History, 2016/2017

  • Guest Reviewer, Communication Quarterly, volume 62. 2013/2014

  • Editorial Board Member, Lambda Pi Eta Journal, Vol. I. 2012-2014

  • reviewer:

    • monograph, University of Texas Press: 2021/2022

    • monograph, Lexington: 2020

    • The Mediated World: A New Approach to Mass Communication & Culture (Rowman & Littlefield): 2021

    • The Public Speaking Playbook, 2nd edition (SAGE Publications): 2016

    • Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader’s Guide to Communication (Pearson A&B, Longman): 2008

    • Presenting Ideas: Public Speaking (Prentice Hall Pearson Education): 2005

selected college event participation

🐲 SUNY Cortland

Open House Fair

  • department representative: Nov. 2022, Oct. 2022, Apr. 2022, Oct. 2021, Nov. 2019, Oct. 2019

Undergraduate Commencement

  • marshal/crowd control: May 2022

  • volunteer: May 2021, May 2020

  • processional: May 2019, May 2018

Honors Convocation

  • presenter: Apr. 2022

  • processional: Apr. 2018

Opening Convocation

  • marshal/crowd control: Aug. 2022, Aug. 2019, Aug. 2018

  • processional: Aug. 2017

Opening address                                                                                      

  • attendee: Aug. 2022, Jan. 2022, Aug. 2021, Jan. 2021, Aug. 2020, Jan. 2020, Aug. 2019, Jan. 2019, Aug. 2018, Aug. 2017

 

🐻 SUNY Potsdam

Open House

  • program representative: Apr. 2012, Mar. 2009, Oct. 2007

Commencement

  • processional: May 2016, May 2015, May 2014, May 2013, May 2012, May 2011, May 2009, May 2007

Arts & Sciences Awards Convocation                                                      

  • attendee: May 2016, May 2015, May 2014, May 2013, May 2011, May 2009, May 2008, May 2007

  • presenter: May 2017, May 2012

Department of English & Communication Awards Ceremony

  • attendee: May 2017, Apr. 2016

Lambda Pi Eta Induction

  • host/organizer: Apr. 2017, Apr. 2016, Apr. 2015, Apr. 2014, May 2013, Apr. 2012, May 2011

Community Check In

  • attendee: Nov. 17, 2016, Aug. 31, 2016

Exam Week Midnight Breakfast

  • volunteer: Dec. 2011, Dec. 2010, Dec. 2009, Dec. 2008, Dec. 2007, Dec. 2006

Opening Convocation                                                                                      

  • attendee: Aug. 2010, Aug. 2009, Aug. 2008, Aug. 2007, Aug. 2006

First Year Funnel                                                              

  • participant: Aug. 2010, Aug. 2007

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