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    Faculty Awarded Summer Development Grants

    Seven University of Scranton professors were awarded 2018 Faculty Development Summer Grants.
    July 30, 2018

    The University of Scranton awarded seven professors 2018 Faculty Development Summer Grants, which are intended to promote scholarship and curriculum development efforts by faculty members.

    Patrick Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of theology and religious studies, will research “Heroism and Sanctity: Theological Paradigms of Moral Exemplarity.” Dr. Clark joined Scranton’s faculty in 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, his master’s degree from Boston College and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

    Michael Fennie, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, will research “Rapid Synthesis of Cyanate-Tagged Amino Acid.” Dr. Fennie joined Scranton’s faculty in 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Taewan Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, will research “Knowledge Search Strategies for Innovation by SMEs.” Dr. Kim joined Scranton’s faculty in 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hannan University, South Korea, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Susan Méndez, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theatre, will research “Theorizing Love: Love and Justice in Latinx Literature.” Dr. Mendez joined Scranton’s faculty in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pace University, her master’s degree from Fordham University and her Ph.D. from the University of California.

    Jessica Nolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, will research “Social Norms Marketing: A Wise Intervention for Solving Social and Environmental Problems.” Dr. Nolan joined Scranton’s faculty in 2008. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, her master’s degree from California State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

    Meghan Rich, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, criminal justice and criminology, will research “The New Company Town: Port Covington Development and the Reimagining of Baltimore.” Dr. Rich joined Scranton’s faculty in 2007. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.

    Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., professor of world languages and cultures, will research “Performing Europe.” Dr. Trnka joined Scranton’s faculty in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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