WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The person who coordinates community surveys for Jefferson Community College will be a visiting scholar at Syracuse University for the spring semester.
Joel LaLone is a JCC distinguished professor and research director of its Center for Community Studies, which surveys residents on their thoughts about life in the north country.
He’ll spend his spring 2021 sabbatical working under the helm of Syracuse University associate professor of Public Health David Larsen.
LaLone will contribute to data collection and research of Larsen’s newly developed wastewater surveillance and detection system that correlates to the coronavirus.
LaLone has taught mathematics at JCC for 36 years and served as research coordinator/director of the CCS for the past 15 years, overseeing the applied hands-on learning research activities of more than 400 students.
He is one of the first JCC faculty members to be honored with the prestigious title of Distinguished Professor conferred by the State University of New York.