Faculty Scholarship: V-Z

Dr. Vahanian

Noelle Vahanian
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Baccalauréat, Lycée International des Pontonniers
B.A., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
M.Phil., Syracuse University
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Dr. Noelle Vahanian’s approach to philosophy is both problem-oriented and existential. Her research interests aim at evaluating the master concepts—concepts that we take for granted, but that play an inordinate role in how we understand ourselves and our actions. Such concepts can be the topic of a class: Happiness, Madness, Faith, or Genocide, for example. On the other hand, her interests go beyond analysis. She is committed to the notion that philosophy is a way of life, not merely a tool to serve other ends: a way of thinking is a way of living. Her teaching expertise in Continental Philosophy of Religion reflects this understanding. She is the author of two books, and is currently engaged in research on philosophy, identity, and genocide.

Dr. Vahanian's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Blanton, W., Crockett, C., Robbins, J. W. & Vahanian, N. (2016). An insurrectionist manifesto: Four new gospels for a radical politics. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Dr. Vahanian's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Vahanian, N. (2014). The rebellious no: Variations on a secular theology of language. New York, NY: Fordham University Press.

Dr. Vahanian's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Vahanian, N. (2012). Madness or civilization: A draft. In G. Araoz (Ed.), Mad/sad/bad: Philosophical, political, poetic and artistic reflections on the history of madness (). Oxfordshire, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Dr. Walck



Scott N. Walck

Chair & Professor of Physics

B.S. Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute
M.S.
Lehigh University
Ph.D.
Lehigh University

Dr. Walck is interested in mathematical physics and quantum information theory, especially the characterization of quantum states based on entanglement. He typically works with one to six students each summer as part of Lebanon Valley College's Mathematical Physics Research Group. In 2009, he received the Vickroy Award for distinguished teaching.

Dr. Walck's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Cenci, C. D., Lyons, D. W., Snyder, L. M., & Walck, S. N. (2010). Symmetric states: Local unitary equivalence via stabilizers. Quantum Information and Computation, 10, 1029-1041.

Cenci, C. D., Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Local unitary group stabilizers and entanglement for multiqubit symmetric states. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Lyons, D. W., Skelton, A. M., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Local unitary classes of symmetric mixed states and ongoing work on Werner states. Quantum Information Processing, Montreal, Canada.

Lyons, D. W., Skelton, A. M., & Walck, S. N. (2012). Werner state structure and entanglement classification. Advances in Mathematical Physics.

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Entanglement classes of symmetric Werner states. Physical Review A, 84(042316) doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042316

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Symmetric mixed states of n qubits: Local unitary stabilizers and entanglement classes. Physical Review A, 84(042340) doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042340

Dr. Walck's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

 

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Symmetric mixed states of n qubits: Local unitary stabilizers and entanglement classes. Physical Review A, 84(042340) doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042340

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2013). Entanglement verification using local unitary stabilizers. Physical Review A, 87.

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2013). Entanglement verification using local unitary stabilizers. Central European Quantum Information Processing Workshop, Valtice, Czech Republic.

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2013). Entanglement verification using local unitary stabilizers. Physical Review A, 87(062321) doi:arXiv:1303.6497

Dr. Wendt



Holly M. Wendt
Assistant Professor of English


B.A., Lycoming College
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., Binghamton University

Holly M. Wendt teaches early English literature, creative writing, and first-year writing courses. Her scholarship reflects interests in Anglo-Saxon literature, most notably Beowulf and the ethos of the comitatus, and she has published both fiction and creative nonfiction on topics from sports to LGBTQIA issues. She is a recipient of the 2014 Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society and a 2013 fellowship from the Jentel Artist Residency Program.

Dr.Wendt's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Wendt, H. M. (2016). Elephant graveyards. Barrelhouse 15, 30-42.

Wendt, H. M. (2016). Philadelphia Phillies.  Baseball Prospectus, 371-374.

Dr.Wendt's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Wendt, H. M. (2014, Summer). What is here inserted comes from a credible hand. Memorious, 24.

Wendt, H. M. (2015, March). 'Breme Beowulf' and 'Inclite Pelgai': Colonizing the comitatus. The CEA Critic, 77(1), 39-57.

Wendt, H. M. (2015, May). The rogers ladder. Gulf Stream, 13.

Wendt, H. M. (2015, October). Coyotes of Chicago. Whiskeypaper, 23.

Wendt, H. M. (2015, Winter). Ghostie on third. Sport Literate, 9(1), 100-107.

Dr.Wendt's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Wendt, H. M. (2014, August). Weight and bamboo. Festival Writer.

Wendt, H. M. (2014, February). Chapter one. Classical Magazine, 32-39.

Wendt, H. M. (2014, November 4). Leaving early. The Rumpus.

Dr. Valgenti



Robert T. Valgenti

Associate Professor Religion & Philosophy

B.A. College of the Holy Cross
M.A.T.
Fairleigh
Dickinson University
M.A.
DePaul University
Ph.D.
DePaul University

 

Dr. Valgenti teaches courses on ethics, Kant, Nietzsche, the history of philosophy, and 19-20th Century Continental philosophy. He is an active translator of Italian philosophy into English and has published and presented in the areas of hermeneutics and contemporary Italian philosophy. His current work focuses on the Italian philosophers Luigi Pareyson and Gianni Vattimo, as well as rethinking the connections between food and philosophy.

Dr. Valgenti's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Valgenti, R. T. (2016, Summer). Go bleep yourself: Why censorship is funny. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 21(3), 103-114.

Valgenti, R. T.  (2016, Summer). Vattimo at 80: A hermeneutic reality check. Philosophy Today, 60(3), 615-620.

Vattimo, G. (2016). Of reality. (R. Valgenti, Trans.). New York: Columbia University Press.

Dr. Valgenti's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Valgenti, R. T. (2015, June 27). The hungriest concept: Metabolizing biopolitics through gastronomy. Paper Presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of ASFS and AFHVS, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Valgenti, R. T. (2015). Nothing in common: Esposito and Vattimo on community. In A. Calcagno (Ed.), Contemporary Italian political philosophy (pp. 25-37). Albany, N.Y.: SUNY.

Dr. Valgenti's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Valgenti, R. T. (2014). Cucinare come interpretazione. In N. Perullo (Ed.), Cibo, estetica e arte. Convergenze tra filosofia, semiotica e storia (n.p.). Pisa, Italy: ETS.

Valgenti, R. T. (2014, February 19). You are what you eat, but in so many ways: A Conversation between Graham Harman and Robert Valgenti. Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, New York University , New York University, New York, NY.

Valgenti, R. T. (2014, February 24). Territorio: Thinking, eating, and metabolizing our notions of place. Presented at Dickinson College, Program of Italian and Italian Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Valgenti, R. T. (2014, January 23). Appetite and a post-Nietzschean ethics of the body. Presented at Mindful Body in the Arts of Eating Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Valgenti, R. T. (2014, June 20). “E.A.T. (Engage Analyze Transform): Collaboration and innovation between academic programs and professional dining services.  Presented at Collaboration and Innovation Across the Food System, Joint Annual Meeting of ASFS and AFHVS, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Valgenti, R. T. (2014, September 12). The unfamiliarity of kindredness: How to recognize a hermeneutics of community. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics (NASPH) , Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.

Valgenti, R. T. (2015, Forthcoming). Nietzsche the communist?  A Genealogy of interpretation. In S. Mazzini, & O. Glyn-Williams (Eds.), Weakening communism through hermeneutics (n.p.). New York, NY: Springer.

Valgenti, R. T. (2015, Forthcoming). Nothing in common: Esposito and Vattimo on community. In A. Calcagno (Ed.), Interventions: Contemporary Italian political philosophy (n.p.). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Valgenti, R. T. (2016, Forthcoming). Go bleep yourself: Why censorship is funny. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, n.v., n.p.

Vattimo, G. (2015, Forthcoming). Of reality (R. T. Valgenti Trans.). New York, NY: Columbia University.

Dr. Valgenti's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Valgenti, R. T. (2013). Una cosecha excepcional: El homo sacer y la soberania de la biotecnologia. In A. Quintanas (Ed.), El trasfondo biopolitico de la bioetica (pp. 77-96). Girona: Documenta Universitaria.

Valgenti, R. T. (2013). Translator's introduction: Luigi Pareyson's vindication of philosophy. In S. Benso (Ed.), Truth and interpretation [Verita e interpretazione] (R. T. Valgenti Trans.). (pp. xvii-xxxviii). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Valgenti, R. T. (Trans). (2013).   Benso S. (Ed.), Truth and interpretation [Verita e interpretazione]. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Dr. Valgenti's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Valgenti, R. T. (2010). The tradition of tradition in hermeneutics. In J. Malpas, & S. Zabala (Eds.), Consequences of hermeneutics: Fifty years after Gadamer's Truth and Method (pp. 66-80). Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.

Valgenti, R. T. (2010). Ugo Perone's philosophy at the threshold: Space, time and (simulated) political life. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 14(2), 35-44.

Valgenti, R. T. (2011). Foreword. In G. Vattimo (Ed.), Farewell to truth (W. McCuaig Trans.). (pp. vii-xxiv). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Valgenti, R. T. (2011). Vattimo's Nietzsche. In A. Woodward (Ed.), Interpreting Nietzsche: Reception and influence (pp. 149-163). New York, NY: Continuum Press.