SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 2018 distinguished faculty cohort selected to receive 2018 Seton Hall University Research Council Awards were honored at a luncheon hosted by the University Research Council and the Office of Grants and Research Services on May 1.
The summer stipend and research grant competition is one of the most long-standing and competitive sources of faculty development at Seton Hall. To be considered for awards, faculty submit research proposals that are judged by a panel of faculty experts, including senior faculty and previous award winners. This year’s honorees received 13 awards, selected from 36 submissions.
Since its inception in the late 1970s, the University Research Council has made more than 300 awards and has been a primary venue for university-sponsored faculty research support. The Office of the Provost, which supports the council, has increased the funding by approximately 80 percent during the past three years. The current awardees receive a summer stipend or research grant of $10,000.
The 2018 honorees and their projects include:
- Matthew Corrigan, of Goshen, N.Y., from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, for “Known Instrument Construct Validity Test for the Adolescent Domain Screening Instrument for use with an Anti-Social Population”;
- Jessica Cottrell, of Toms River, from the Department of Biological Sciences, for “The Effect of Multiple Myeloma Treatment on Bone Homeostasis in a Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Bone Model”;
- James Hanson, of Chester Township, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for “Designed Polymer Materials for Ball Sealers: Controlled Solubility and Biodegradability”;
- Jonathan Kraszewski, of Bethlehem, Pa., from the Department of Visual and Sound Media, for “Route 66: Understanding the Series as a Television Milestone”;
- Minsun Lee, of Fort Lee, from the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy, for “Let’s Talk about Race: The Experience of Race Talk for People of Color in Psychotherapy”;
- Jeffrey Morrow, of Roselle Park, from the Department of Undergraduate Theology, for “Toward a Theology of Work and Rest: Jewish and Catholic Contributions”;
- Penina Orenstein, of Passaic, in the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, for “Developing a Digital Mapping Platform to Identify Supply Chain Network Structure, Evolution and Performance”;
- Matthew Pressman, of Maplewood, from the Department of Journalism, for “Tabloid Journalism and Right-Wing Populism: The New York Daily News in the Mid-20th Century”;
- David Sabatino, of Roseland, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for “Silencing the Glucose Regulated Chaperones in Cancer”;
- Andrew Simon, of Chatham, from the Department of Psychology, for “Employee and Organizational Resilience”;
- Travis Timmerman, of Montclair, from the Department of Philosophy, for “Are Moral Obligations Determined by Actual or Possible Free Choices?”;
- Denise Vigani, of Brooklyn, from the Department of Philosophy, for “Defending an Aristotelian Ideal of Practical Reasoning”; and
- Zheng Wang, of Basking Ridge, from the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, for “Taiwan and the South China Sea Disputes: The 1947 Map and the 2016 Arbitration.”