Nine University of Scranton Faculty Members Receive Intersession Grants

January 27, 2015

Nine faculty members of The University of Scranton have been awarded development intersession grants for January 2015.

Jinghan Cai, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics/finance, received a grant to research “Short-Selling, Information Asymmetry and Noise Traders.” Dr. Cai joined the faculty at the University in 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Renmin University in China, a doctorate in finance from City University of Hong Kong and a doctorate in economics from Boston College.

Patrick Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology/religious studies, received a grant to study “Practical Implications of Non-Dualist Eschatology for the Consideration of Future of Consciousness as a Motive for Medical Care.” A faculty member at the University since 2010, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, his master’s degree from Boston College and his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.

Shuhua Fan, Ph.D., associate professor of history, received a grant to study “Francis Knight’s Scheme and the Harvard Chinese Class, 1877-1882.” A faculty member at the University since 2009, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Sichuan Normal University and a master’s degree from Jilin University in China, and a master’s degree and a doctorate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Fennie, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, received a grant to study “A Practical Route to Nitrile-Tagged Amino Acid Derivatives for Use as Probes in Protein Folding Studies.” A faculty member at the University since 2012, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Anne Foley, C.N.D., Ph.D., associate professor of theology/religious studies, received a grant to study “Prophets on the Bus? Women Religious in a Post-Vatican II Church.” A faculty member at the University since 1991, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Scared Heart University, a master’s degree from Weston School of Theology, and a master’s degree and a doctorate from Yale University.

Mary Jane Hanson, Ph.D., professor of nursing, received a grant to study “The Theory of Planned Behavior Applied to Cigarette Smoking Intention Among High School Students.” A faculty member at the University since 1996, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College, and her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jakub Jasinski, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, received a grant to study “Spaces with the Weak Mean Value Property.” A faculty member at the University since 1987, he earned his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Gdansk in Poland.

Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, received a grant to study “Bloomsbury Research Handbook to Chinese Philosophy and Gender.” A faculty member at the University since 1997, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan, and her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina – Columbia and her doctorate from Marquette University.

Robert Shaffern, Ph.D., professor of history, received a grant to study “The Reputation of Johann Tetzel (1465-1519), O.P.” A faculty member at the University since 1995, he earned his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.

 

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