Barbara R. Walters

Professor of Sociology and Academic Director
CUNY School of Professional Studies
CUNY Kingsborough

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Academic Interests

Collective Memory, Implicit and Explicit Religion, Human Rights from a Sociological Perspective, Online and Hybrid Instruction, Eportfolios, Research in the Classroom

Education
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook: Sociology 1978
M.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook: Sociology 1973
M.A. State University of New York at Stony Brook: Musicology 1996
B.A. Vanderbilt University: Psychology 1970
Research Fellow — SUNY Center for Literature and Culture, Paris, France, 1972-73.
NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship: 1976-77
Sexual Identity Development and Cognitive Styles – Preschool Children 
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Psychiatry 
Dissertation: The Politics of Aesthetic Judgment — an empirical analysis of the changing art world and patrons with “modern” art shaping the site of struggle for status and power among different groups, especially recently assimilated Jews, in fin-de-siècle France. 
MA Sociology: Path Analysis of Teaching Evaluations 

MA Musicology: W.A. Mozart and the Magic Flute: Aria as Drama  

Awards, Recognitions, Grants
PSC-CUNY Research Award
   A Comparative Study of Islamic Students 2014 
PSC-CUNY Research Award 
   High Impact Practices: Engagement and Retention 2013 
Connect to Learning: LaGuardia/FIPSE (Co-PI)
   ePortfolio, Engagement and Student Success 2011 
PSC-CUNY Research Award:
   Downtown and Bushwick: Contrasting Neighborhoods 2010 
Kingsborough Faculty Achievement Award 2010
Kingsborough Faculty Achievement Award 2009
Making Connections: LaGuardia/FIPSE (Co-PI)
   e-Portfolio Mini-Grant 2009 
Kingsborough Faculty Achievement Award 2008
PSC-CUNY Research Award: 2008 
   Teaching and Learning in the Twenty-First Century:
Developing a Strategic Model
Making Connections: LaGuardia/FIPSE (Co-PI) 
   e-Portfolio Mini-Grant (Cohort A) 2008 
The Michael Ribaudo Information Technology Award 2007
KCC President’s Award 2006
PSC-CUNY Research Award 2005 
   The Feast of Corpus Christi 
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2004
Sloan — CUNY Online Faculty 2002 
PSC-CUNY Research Award 2002 
PSC-CUNY Research Award 2001 
KCC Scholarly and Applied Research Award 2001 
Community Leaders of America 1990
Virginia Board of Health Professions, Service Award 1990
NIMH Research-in- Service Award 1976 
Fellow, Center for Literature and Culture, 1972 
SUNY Research Program in Paris
NIMH Methodology Traineeship 1971 
Prof Assoc
American Sociological Association
    Ethics Committee, 1987-89, Chair, 1989.
    Representative to National Council of State Associations, 1986
    Teaching and Learning: 
         Cooperative Initiatives Committee, 2005-06
         ASA Council Representative, 2012-2014
Eastern Sociological Society
     Executive Council, 2014-15
International Visual Sociology Association 1990-1996
     Board Member 1990-1996
Medieval Academy of America
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Sociologists for Women in Society
     Founding Member, New York Chapter, 1972
     Steering Committee, 2000
     Chair, Membership Committee, 2000-2002
AAEEBL, Program Committee, 2010-2012
     Program Co-Chair, 2013
publications

Books 

Walters, Barbara R., Vincent Corrigan, and Peter T. Ricketts. 2006. The Feast of Corpus Christ. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.Reviewed in Journal of Theological Studies, Bulletin Codicologique, Theological Studies, Speculum, Religious Studies Review

Walters, Barbara R. 2003. The Politics of Aesthetic Judgment. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology

Government Reports

Morrison, R., Walters, B., et.al. 1989. Review of the Regulation of Acupuncture in Virginia. Report of the Board of Health Professions to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia, Senate Document No. 19, Commonwealth of Virginia.

Morrison, R., Walters, B. et.al. 1988. Review of the Regulation of Hypnosis in Virginia. Report of the Board of Health Professions to the Governor and General Assembly. Senate Document.

Pollack, Clementine, and Members of the Task Force for the Study of the Definition of Nursing. 1987.   Report to the Director of Health Regulatory Boards on the Definition of the Practice of Nursing. Virginia Department of Health Regulatory Boards.

Scholarly Research Articles and Reviews 

Walters, Barbara R. 2014. Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice, Edited by Larry May and Elizabeth Edenberg. Dialogues of Historical Justice and Memory website book review in progress.

Walters, Barbara R. 2014. Religion, Secular Beliefs and Human Rights: 25 Years after the 1981 Declaration, by Natan Lerner. Journal of Implicit Religion book review in progress.

Walters, Barbara R. 2014. Liturgy as Explicit and Implicit Religious Vision: The Feast of Corpus Christi Revisited. Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies Proceedings forthcoming.

Walters, Barbara R. 2014. Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street, by Karen Ho. Journal of Implicit Religion. Book Review: forthcoming

Walters, Barbara R. 2013. The Sociology of Religion: A Critical Agenda, by Grace Davie. Journal of Implicit Religion Vol. 15. No. 1. Book Review 

Walters, Barbara R. 2012. Laureata plebs fidelis: A Victorine Sequence from the Feast of Corpus Christi in Thirteenth-Century Liège. Ed. Ann Buckley and Cynthia J. Cyrus. Music, Dance and Society: Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Memory of Ingrid G. Brainard. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute.

Walters, Barbara R. 2008. Safeguarding German-American Relations: Understanding and Accepting Mutual Differences, by Hermann Kurthen, Antonio V. Venéndez-Alarcón, and Stefan Immerfall. Contemporary Sociology Vol 37, No. 3. Book Review.

Walters, Barbara R. 2008. Shaping a Monastic Identity: Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1100-1125, by Susan Boynton. Implicit Religion: Journal of the C.S.I.R.C.S. Vol. 11, No. 2 Book Review

Walters, Barbara R. 2005. “O verge de droiture ki de Jessé eissis” from the Mosan Psalters.in Ed. Ann Buckley and Dominique Billy. Melangé Peter T. Ricketts. Belgium: Brepols.

Walters, Barbara R. 2004. Church-Sect Dynamics and the Feast of Corpus Christi. Sociology of Religion 65 (3).

Walters, Barbara R. 2003. Charisma, Converts, Competitors: Societal and Sociological Factors in the Success of Early Christianity, by Jack T. Sanders. Sociology of Religion 64 (3). Book Review

Walters, Barbara R. 2002. Women Religious Virtuosae from the Middle Ages: A Case Pattern and Analytic Model of Types. Sociology of Religion 63 (1).

Walters, B.R. 2001. Church. Readers’ Guide to Sociology. Ed. Jonathan Michie. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Walters, B.R.. 1998. Liturgy and Civilizing Processes. Figurations 10.

Walters, B. R. 1996. Danny Lyon at Lowinsky Gallery. Review: Reviews and Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York. June 1996. Exhibit Review

Walters, B. R. 1996. Susan Fenton at Lowinsky Gallery. Review: Reviews and Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York. June 1996. Exhibit Review

Walters, B. R. 1996. Olga de Amaral at Peter Joseph Gallery. Review: Reviews and Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York. June 1996. Exhibit Review

Walters, B. R. 1996. Sue Coe at Gallery St. Etienne. Review: Reviews and Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York. May 1996. Exhibit Review

Walters, B. R. 1996. Love and Pain at Mary-Anne Martin Gallery. Review: Reviews and Previews of Current Exhibitions in New York. May 1996. Exhibit Review

Walters, B. 1994. Mexican Folk Retablos by G. Giffords. Visual Sociology 9 (1). Book Review

Walters, Barbara R., Emendations by Dudley Duncan. 1994. The Social Construction of the Senario and the Septimal Heresy: Response to Duncan. Sociological Theory 12 (3).

Walters, Barbara R. 1992. Pluralistic Approaches to Art by Blandy and Congdon. Visual Sociology 7 (2). Book Review

Walters, B. 1990. Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography by Bolton (Ed.) Visual Sociology 5 (2). Book Review

Walters, B. 1988. Psychosis and Sexual Identity by David Allison. Art and Text 30. Book Review

Walters, B.R., and Tobin, G.A. 1976. Gender Identity and the Visual Arts. Sociological Symposium 17.

Walters, B. R. 1976. Gender Language: Codes in Cross-Sex Competition and Their Effects on Sex-Typed Behavior. Ed. C.C. Peng and Walburga von Raffler-Engel. Language Acquisition and Developmental Kinesics. Hiroshima, Japan: Bunka Hyoron Publishing Company.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Articles 

Walters, Barbara. 2013. CUNY SPS Leadership Team Member 
http://sps.mcnrc.org/who-we-are/leadership-team/ 
Contributor to Catalyst for Learning: Eportfolio Resources and Research Blog. http://c2l.mcnrc.org/

Walters, B. 2013. Reflective Pedagogy: Sociology Capstone http://sps.mcnrc.org/sociology/
Social Pedagogy Practice http://sps.mcnrc.org/soc-practice/

Walters, Barbara, Ellen Smiley, George Otte, and William Bernhardt. 2011. “The CUNY Online Baccalaureate: A Transformative Cyberspace.” Pp. 107 – 124 in Transformative Spaces: Designing Creative Sites for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, edited by Judith Summerfield, Cheryl Smith, and Erin Martineau. New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 

Walters, Barbara. 2007. Teaching and Learning in the Online Baccalaureate. Online (April 2007)

Walters, B.R. 2005. Writing and Discussion Forums for Online Courses. Teaching Introduction to Sociology as a Hybrid Course: A Resource Manual. Ed. Lynn Harper Ritchey. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Walters, Barbara R., and Franceska B. Smith. 1998. Collaborative Projects and Intellectual Property: Teaching Writing Intensive Sociology. New York: 1998 NYSSA Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings.

Walters, B.R. 1989. ASA Adopts a Revised Code of Ethics. Footnotes.

Walters, B.R. 1988. Ethics in the Competitive Marketplace. Presented at the National Clearinghouse on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation. Published in the AAAS Newsletter: Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.

Conference papers – Scholarly and Research

Walters, Barbara R. 2014.  Normative Human Rights from a Sociological Point of View.  Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. San Francisco, CA.

Walters, Barbara R. 2014. Liturgy as Explicit and Implicit Religious Vision: The Feast of Corpus Christi Revisited. Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies. Oxford, UK.

Walters, B. 2013. Liturgy as Implicit and Explicit Religious Vision. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York, New York.

Walters, B. 2013. Liturgy as Implicit and Explicit Religious Vision. Denton Conference, Ilkley, UK.

Walters, B., Ivan Araque, and Staci Murphy. 2012. Commemorating 9-11: A Civil Liturgical Moment. 2012 Denton Conference, Ilkley, UK.

Walters, B. and Marco Castro. 2012. Commemorating 9/11: Secularization, Sacralization and Implicit Religion in Downtown Manhattan. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association, New York, NY. 

Walters, B. 2010. Communities in Crisis and Congregational Responses. Religious Research Association, Baltimore, MD.

Walters, B. 2009. Author Meets Critic, Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change by Melissa J. Wilde. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MD.

Walters, B. 2009. Early Music Reception: A Sociological Analysis. Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MD.

Walters, B. 2009. Auctoritas: The Question of Authorship. International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI.

Walters, B. 2008. Liturgist for the Secular Church: Juliana of Mont Cornillon. Annual Forum on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Plymouth, NH: Plymouth College.

Walters, B. 2008. Cultures of Inquiry in the Reconstruction of Medieval Liturgy. Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meetings. Boston, MA.

Walters, B., 2007. The Feast of Corpus Christ, New York: Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Walters, B.R. 2006. Liturgy and Imaginary Communities. ASR, Montreal, CA.

Walters, B.R. 2006. Analyzing Organizational Structure and Change. The Sixth International Conference on Knowledge Culture and Change in Organizations. Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.

Walters, B.R. 2006. Memoria: Imaginary Liturgical Communities in the 13th Century, International Congress of Medieval Studies.

Walters, B.R. 2005. Homo quidam fecit Contra Virgo flagellatur crucianda : Text and Musical Subtext. International Congress of Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI.

Walters, B.R. 2004. The Politics of Aesthetic Judgment. San Francisco, CA: ASA Annual Meeting.

Walters, B.R. 2004. Fuzzy Set Theory and the Feast of Corpus Christi. International Congress of Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI.

Walters, B.R. 2003. Becoming a Mystic and Talking to God: The 13th Century Virtuosa and Charismatic Authority. Atlanta. GA: Annual Meeting of the Association Soc of Religion.

Walters, B.R. 2003. Sociology Meets Medieval Musicology: Complementary Partners or Strange Bedfellows? Kalamazoo, MI: International Congress of Medieval Studies.

Walters, B.R. 2002. What’s in the Tool Kit? A Sociology of Music and the Feast of Corpus Christi. Kalamazoo, MI: International Congress of Medieval Studies.

Walters, B.R. 2001. Path Dependent Modeling Applied to the Feast of Corpus Christi. Anaheim, CA: Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Walters, B.R. 2001. The Feast of Corpus Christi. Leeds, UK: International Medieval Congress. 

Walters, B.R. 2001. Thirteenth-Century Psalters from the Diocese of Liège: Vernacular Poetry as Historia? Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies.

Walters, B.R. 2000. Feminine Exemplars from the Middle Ages as Ideal Types: A Comparative Historical Approach. Washington, D.C.: Annual Meeting of ASR.

Walters, B.R. 2000. Exemplars and Ideal Types. Washington, D.C.: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Walters, B.R. 2000. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale lat. 755: A Source for Analysis of the Lectionary for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Kalamazoo: ICMS.

Walters, B.R. 2000. Noblesse Oblige and Opus Dei: A Comparison of Two Cases. Washington, D.C.: Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Walters, B.R. 1999. Ceremonial Transformations and the Irrationalization of Gentilcharisma. Chicago: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Walters, B.R. 1999. Animarum Cibus, Bibliothèque Royale de La Haye, 70 E. 4, Section 3, Book 1: The Feast of Corpus Christi. Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies.

Walters, B.R. 1999. Second Vespers from Animarum Cibus: BR70E4. New York: American Musicological Society, New York Chapter Meeting.

Buckley, Ann, and B.R. Walters. 1997. Courtly Love and the Refinement of Emotions: Norbert Elias’s Theory of a Civilizing Process. International Congress of Medieval Studies.

Walters, B.R., 1995. W.A. Mozart and The Magic Flute. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Washington, D.C.

Walters, B.R. 1995. Elias on Mozart and The Magic Flute. Study Group for the Sociology of Human Processes and Figurations. Annual Meeting of the British Sociological Assoc.

Conference papers – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

Walters, Barbara R. and Melodye Lehnerer.  2014.  Eportfolio 101:  High Impact Eportfolio Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sociology Majors.  Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  San Francisco, CA.

Bonet, Giselle and Barbara Walters. 2014. High Impact Practices: Engagement and Retention. Teaching Sociology. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MD.

Walters, Barbara, Juan Morales-Flores, Leslie Lieman, Wesley Pitts, Florence Schneider. 2013. Igniting Program Eportfolios. CUNY IT Conference.

Walters, B., Joseph Bisz, Francesco Crocco, James Richardson, Bruce Rosenbloom, Joseph Ugoretz. 2013. Eportfolio Badges and Badging. CUNY IT Conference.

Walters, B. and Mariette Bates. 2013. Program Eportfolios. AAEEBL Conference, Boston, MA.

Better, A., Jason VanOra, and Barbara Walters. 2012. ESL Learning Communities at Kingsborough Community College. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY.

Morgano, Sarah, Howard Wach, Joseph Ugoretz, and Barbara Walters. 2011. ePortfolios across CUNY: Aggregating and Integrating Information, AAEEBL Learner 2 (4): 7.

Walters, B., J. Ugoretz, S. Morgano, A. Gaba, L. Levine, W. Bernhardt, M. Rosson, and B. Naples. 2011. ePortfolios: A Cross-Campus Pecha Kucha, CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY.

Walters, B., Morgano, S., Wach, H., and Ugoretz, J. 2011. ePortfolios across CUNY: Aggregating and Integrating Information, AAEEBL Conference, Boston, MA

Walters, B., Morgano, S., Wach, H., and Ugoretz, J. 2010. ePortfolios across CUNY: Aggregating and Integrating Information, CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY.

Walters, B., Morgano, S., Bernhard, W. 2010. ePortfolios and Metacognition in the CUNY Online Baccalaureate. AAEEBL Conference, Boston, MA.

Walters, B., Wach, H., Morgano, S., Grindley, C., and Bernhardt, B. 2009. ePortfolios in the CUNY Online Baccalaureate: Building Cross-Campus Consensus on Principles and Procedures. CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY. 

Walters B. 2009. Engaging Students in Active Learning. Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MD.

Bernhardt, W., Smiley, E., Sparrow, J., and Walters, B. 2008. Listening to Students: A Conversation about Online Teaching and Learning, CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY.

Walters, B., Whittaker, R., Otte, G., Mosely, J., Bernhardt, W. 2008 Gen Ed Proficiencies and Perspectives in the CUNY Online Baccalaureate. CUNY 4th Annual Gen Ed Conference. New York: Baruch.

Walters, B., Bernhardt, W., Smiley, E., Otte, G. 2008. Entering the Wiki/Blog-Sphere. Sloan-C Emerging Technologies. Carefree, AZ.

Walters, B., Bernhardt, W., Moore, T. 2008. High-Tech – High Touch: The CUNY Online Baccalaureate. TCC Worldwide Online Conference. 

Walters, B., Bernhardt, W., Smiley, E., and Otte, G. 2007. The CUNY Online Baccalaureate: A High-Tech, High-Touch Teaching Environment. CUNY IT Conference, John Jay, NY.

Pascarella, J., and Walters, B. 2007. Teaching Sociology Online. New York: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Walters, B., William Bernhardt, and George Otte. 2007. Blogging and Wiki Work. Technology, Colleges, and Community, Worldwide Online Conference.

Walters, B., Bernhardt, W., and Otte, G., 2006. Blogging and Wiki-work: New Tools for Writing in Online Courses. CUNY IT Conference, New York.

Walters, B.R. 2003. Writing Intensive Sociology for ESL and other Diverse Student Groups.New York, NY: CUNY Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Faculty Development Seminar

Walters, B.R with KCC Team 2001. ESL Intensive Linked to SOC31- Writing Intensive. Atlanta, GA: 21st Century Learning Outcomes Project, Best Practices Poster.

CUNY Service

Founder, Faculty Mentor and Editor, Distinctions: An Honors Student Journal, 2005-2008: Three volumes, six issues.

Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee for Honors Student Journal, 2005 – 2009
Advisory Committee, Honors Program, KCC, 2006 – present
Advisory Committee, Academic Integrity and Honesty, 2006 – 2009
Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning, Innovative Classroom Deliver, 2006- 2009
Co-Organizer, Eco-Festival Symposium, KCC, 2006
BEH Department Curriculum Committee, Secretary, 2000 to 2005
KCC 21st Century Learning Outcomes Task Force, 2000-02
KCC Rubrics Task Group, Winter, 2002
KCC, Resource Committee on the Preparation of Scholarly and Creative Works, 2002– 2009
KCC Learning Communities Task Group, 2003-04
KCC Learning Communities Advisory Board, 2005-2008
KCC Institutional Review Board, 2003 – 2009
CUNY Steering Committee for Online Resources and Education, 2005-2006
    Effective Practices Subcommittee
    Curriculum Development Subcommittee
    Upper Division Curriculum Development Subcommittee
CUNY Online BA, Department of Communication and Culture, 2006 – 2011
    Committee on the Faculty 
    Curriculum Committee
    Program Research Committee
    Executive Committee
SPS Governing Council, 2007 to present
    Academic Review Committee, 2007-10
    Chair, Personnel Committee, 2008-2012
CUNY Committee on Academic Technology, 2008- Present
    Chair, ePortfolio Subcommittee
    Co-Chair, CUNY Eportfolio Symposium
PSC-CUNY Education Panel, 2011-2012

Civic Engagement
Commonwealth of Virginia, Board of Health Professions 1985-90
     Chair, Scope and Standards of Practice Committee
     Member, Legislative Committee
Commonwealth of Virginia, Chair, Secretary’s Task Force on the 
Utilization of Nurse Practitioners 1989-90
Commonwealth of Virginia, Secretary’s Task Force on the 
Regulation of Psychology 1988-90
Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor’s Task Force on the Need
for a Redefinition of Nursing 1986-87
Board of Directors, Virginia Opera 1983-88
Founding Member, 2nd Congressional District, Virginia Women’s Political Caucus: 
Chair, Public Relations 1982-85
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