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    Faculty Awarded University Calvius Fund Support

    University of Scranton faculty members Kelly Banyas, Marleen Cloutier, Colleen Farry, Joel Kemp, Ph.D., and Charles Pinches, Ph.D., received Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund, or Clavius Fund, support from the University to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to a subject.
    July 6, 2020

    Five University of Scranton faculty members received Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund, or Clavius Fund, support from the University to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to a subject. The University’s Clavius Fund is designed to promote interdisciplinary engagement and to foster a greater sense of colleagueship across departmental lines by creating settings whereby diverse faculty can explore a topic of mutual interest from divergent perspectives.

    The following projects were awarded Clavius Funds for 2020-2021:

    Kelly Banyas, Marleen Cloutier and Colleen Farry for “Open Revolution.”

    Charles Pinches, Ph.D., and Joel Kemp, Ph.D., for “Hungering for the Library Arts: Historical African-American Perspectives.”

    Banyas joined the faculty at Scranton in 2017 as an assistant professor in the library. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

    Cloutier, assistant professor and cataloging and metadata librarian, joined the University in 2019. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Drexel University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in human resources management at The University of Scranton.

    Farry, assistant professor and digital services librarian, joined the University in 2015 as a library metadata specialist for the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University, and master’s degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Dr. Kemp, assistant professor of theology/religious studies, joined the faculty at Scranton in 2017. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School and a Ph.D. from Boston College. 

    Dr. Pinches, professor of theology/religious studies, joined the faculty at Scranton in 1990. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

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