University of Scranton Faculty Awarded Summer Grants

Sep 7, 2011
             A dozen members of The University of Scranton’s faculty were selected by the Faculty Development Board to receive research grants for the summer 2011.

            Will Cohen, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology/religious studies, researched “Augustine and John Zizioulas.”

            Bradley Gregory, Ph.D., assistant professor to theology/religious studies worked on research titled “Speech Ethics in the Book of Sirach.”

             Donna Mazziotti, assistant professor, library, and Teresa Grettano, Ph.D., and., instructor of English and theatre, researched an “Analysis of User Logs Documenting Student Behavior.”

            Barry Kuhle, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, worked on research titled “It’s Funny Because It’s True (Because It Evokes Our Evolved Psychology).”

            Yipeng Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor of  information and operations management worked on research titled “Developing Hybrid Quantum Computing Algorithm for Global Optimization Problems.”

            Sharon Meagher, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Latin American and Women’s Studies, researched “Women and Sustainable Development in the Global South.”

            Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy, worked on research titled “Reading Nietzche through the Ancients: An Analysis of Becoming, Perspectivisim, and the Principle of Non-Contradiction.”

            Marc Seid, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, researched “Brain Scaling in Insects: Consequences of Brain Miniaturization.”

            Robert Shaffern, Ph.D., professor of history, researched “Indulgences in Thirteenth-Century Christendom: A New Treatise.”

            Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., associate professor of world languages and cultures, researched “Latin American in Cold War West German Literature.”

             Patricia Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, worked on research titled the “Development of a Measure of Material Perinatal Bereavement.”

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