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Social and Behavioral Sciences Department News

Dr. Kellogg authors article on spy novel Thu, Feb 15th, 2018

The article, titled “Philip Wylie's Superspy,” discusses a spy novel written by noted writer Philip Wylie (1902-1971).

Dr. Kellogg authors article on joys of hunting Mon, Oct 23rd, 2017

Kellogg's contribution is a personal memoir titled “Mossberg Memories,” in which he describes the joy of hunting experiences shared with his brother for more than half a century. He notes that Allegany County is a sporting paradise for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, boating, hunting, and fishing.

Dr. Kellogg authors ‘Barry Baskerville’s Marvelous Memory’ Thu, Sep 14th, 2017

cover of “Barry Baskerville’s Marvelous Memory,” the fifth book in the series about a boy detective This book is the fifth entry in a popular series of mysteries for children, and is available on the Amazon website. The book contains beautiful color illustrations by Gary Kato, a prominent Hawaiian artist.

Alfred State adds four-year criminal justice major Fri, Apr 21st, 2017

Students pursuing careers in law enforcement and public safety now have both two- and four-year degree options at Alfred State, with the recent addition of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in criminal justice.

Professors, Alfred State Honors Program students discuss Trump presidency Thu, Apr 6th, 2017

Honors students gather with their professorsThe Alfred State Honors Program partnered with the college’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences recently to host “President Donald Trump: The First 60 Days.”

Symposium tackles upcoming presidential election Mon, Oct 31st, 2016

Rachel Haines, Dr. Rex Olson, Dr. Robert Heineman; Awa Zoure, Shaun LambertTitled “Presidential Election 2016,” the evening’s center point was a conversation with Alfred University Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert Heineman, and Alfred State Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Rex Olson regarding the prolonged, and often contentious political campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Dr. Kellogg authors new book on boy detective Barry Baskerville Thu, Oct 6th, 2016

Barry Baskerville’s Blue Bicycle cover image“Barry Baskerville's Blue Bicycle” shows children how close observations and logical deductions can improve their problem-solving skills. The hero of the story is a precocious youngster named Barry Baskerville who dreams of becoming a great detective like Sherlock Holmes.

Discover the story of Alfred State during Allegany County History Awareness Week Tue, Sep 13th, 2016

Visitors to the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville from Wednesday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 23 will have a chance to learn more about the history of Alfred State as part of Allegany County History Awareness Week, which runs from Sept. 19-25.

New psychology minor available Fri, Sep 9th, 2016

Dr. Jill Amati, chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, which houses the minor, said, “The psychology minor is a great addition for our students.  It complements Alfred State’s baccalaureate programs and offers students the opportunity to specialize their degree plan in a way that relates to their major.” 

Dr. Kellogg authors article on science fiction novels Tue, Aug 9th, 2016

Kellogg writes frequently about detective fiction and the world of science fiction. He is the creator of a popular series of books for children featuring boy detective Barry Baskerville.  The most recent entry, “Barry Baskerville Traps a Thief,” is available at the Amazon website.