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    Faculty Awarded Summer Development Grants

    University of Scranton professors were awarded Faculty Development Summer Grants for 2019.
    July 8, 2019

    The University of Scranton awarded six professors 2019 Faculty Development Summer Grants, which are intended to promote scholarship and curriculum development efforts by faculty members.

    Shuhua Fan, Ph.D., professor of history, will research “The Knight Brothers in Newchwang: Foreign Life in Mid-19th Century Chinese Treaty Ports.” Dr. Fan joined the faculty at Scranton in 2009. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China, a master’s degree from Jilin University, Changchun, China, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Irene Goll, Ph.D., associate professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, will research “National Culture, Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance.” Dr. Goll joined the faculty at Scranton in 1988. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from Temple University.

    Jason Graham, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, will research “Pattern Formation and Decision Making in Slime Mold.” Dr. Graham joined Scranton’s faculty in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

    Robert Smith, Ph.D., professor of biology, will research “Using Autonomous Recording Units to Survey Lackawanna State Park for Northern Saw-whet Owls and Spring Migrating Landbirds.” Dr. Smith joined the faculty at Scranton in 2003. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Alma College, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. from The University of Southern Mississippi.

    Katherine Stumpo, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, will work on “Development: Conference Presentation and Compilation of Analyzed Data into Two Separate Manuscripts.” Dr. Stumpo joined the faculty at Scranton in 2015. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Ph.D. from Texas A and M University.

    Argyrios Varonides, Ph.D., professor of physics and electrical engineering, will research “New Modeling for Improved Performance of Graphene/Oxide/Semiconductor Schottky Barrier Solar Cells.” Dr. Varonides joined the faculty at Scranton in 1989. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Thessalonika, Greece, a master’s degree from Temple University and a Ph.D. from Drexel University.

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