University of Scranton Faculty Awarded Summer Scholarship Grants

July 25, 2016

The University of Scranton awarded six professors 2016 Faculty Development Summer Grants, which are intended to promote scholarship and curriculum development efforts by faculty members.

Scott Breloff, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport, will research “Quantifying Multi-segmented Spine Motion During Various Methods of Lifting.” Dr. Breloff joined Scranton’s faculty in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.

John Deák, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, will study “Numerical Simulations of Heat Flow in Nano-structured Materials.” Dr. Deák, who joined Scranton’s faculty in 2002, earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

Jason Graham, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, will research “Mathematical Modeling of Ant Foraging Behavior.” Dr. Graham joined the faculty at Scranton in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University and the University of Iowa. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa as well.

Abhijit Roy, D.B.A., professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, received a grant to research “Dwarkanath Tagore as a Pioneering Entrepreneur of India and his Use of the Integrated Marketing Approach in Partnering with the British East India Company and other Enterprises.” Dr. Roy, who joined the University’s faculty in 2006, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Allahabad, India, and a master’s degree and a M.B.A. from the University of Arizona. He earned a D.B.A. from Boston University.

 Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., professor of biology, will research “A Tale of Two Snails: Commensalism or ‘friends with benefits’?” Dr. Voltzow joined Scranton’s faculty in 1996. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Duke University.

 Robert H. (Hank) Willenbrink, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theatre, will study “Catalan Publics, Catalan Theatricality: Salsa Alternativas and Contemporary Barcelona.” Dr. Willenbrink, who joined Scranton’s faculty in 2009, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scott Breloff, Ph.D.

John Deák, Ph.D.

Jason Graham, Ph.D.

Abhijit Roy, D.B.A.

Janice Voltzow, Ph.D.

Robert H. (Hank) Willenbrink, Ph.D.


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