Fordham University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Jason Munshi-South, an associate professor of biological sciences at the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., studies the ways in which human development influences the movements of wildlife, and, if that movement has been impeded, how their evolution is altered as a result. The Professor Explores the Urban Menagerie
Jason Munshi-South, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Caitlin Waickman helped to document the history of, and proposed plans for, the Domino Sugar factory and other Brooklyn sites through collaborative research with other students. The project is now part of a website titled The Sixth Borough: Redefining Brooklyn's Waterfront.
It reveals how integration has been experienced by second-generation Turkish immigrant women in two neighborhoods in Berlin, Germany. Local integration policies—often created by officials who have little or no contact with immigrants—have significant effects on the assimilation of outsiders into a community
Annika Hinze, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Political Science
Procuring funds for research isn't the flip side to a scientist's livelihood,it is fundamental to our livelihood.
Evon Hekkala, assistant professor of biology, is using crowdsourcing to fund research that she and her students are conducting jointly with the American Museum of Natural History. more>>>
Evon Hekkala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Biological Sciences Her research contributes to options in the Conservation Biology Certificate Program.
With yet another election season in the making—this one primarily of local interest—the pros and cons of campaign finance are again making news.
Thanks to new funding, Costas Panagopoulos, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and director of Fordham’s Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, will have a chance to substantially weigh in on the subject. more>>>
Costas Panagopoulos, Ph.D., Director Elections and Campaign Management
Subha Mani, Assistant Professor Department of Economics
Eljon Wardally, second year MFA playwright, shared The Huffington Post's Grand Jury Prize with her director Randy Wilkins for their film of Eljon's screenplay, "Docket 32357".
The film is also slated to be featured on the ABFF Independent film channel and to play in the Montreal International Black Film Festival and the Caribbean Tales Film Festival held in Toronto in mid September.
Randy Wilkins, Director Eljon Wardally, MFA Playwright Sheldon Candis, Director
Maryanne Kowaleski, Ph.D., is at the helm of an "Occupy" movement.
And although the oft-forgotten peasantry of medieval England--the "90 percent"-- might not galvanize the protestors of Zuccotti Park, her "Occupy the Middle Ages" rally was well received among North American medievalists this spring. more>>>
Maryanne Kowaleski, Ph.D.
Director of Fordham's Center for Medieval Studies
Under the guidance of his mentor Charles Lewis, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Arnond Sakworawich worked on developing models for college placement and classification. He received GSAS and College Board fellowships.
While the applications of his field are wide, he hopes to continue in the educational testing industry, which is concentrated in urban centers on the East and West coasts, including New York. more>>>
Arnond Sakworawich, GSAS '13
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
"Team IPED" took second place in the U.S. national competition for the Global Management Challenge held at the New York Stock Exchange.
The Global Management Challenge is the largest Strategy and Management Competition in the world with over 500,000 students and professionals participating in over30 countries. more>>>
Stephen R. Grimm, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, has received a $3.56 million grant from the Templeton Foundation to develop a better understanding of human understanding itself.
Grimm's award is the largest that Fordham University has ever received in the humanities. It will fund an interdisciplinary initiative, "Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Psychology,Philosophy, and Theology." more>>>
Stephen R. Grimm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
In 1961,Olivia Hooker completed her doctoral studies at the University of Rochester,where she was the only woman and only African-American in her class. She became a psychology professor at Fordham University in 1963, and stayed for 22 years. Celia Fisher, Ph.D. who directs Fordham's Center for Ethics, remembers Hooker initiating and leading a mentoring program for ethnic-minority students. Read the article on Professor Olivia Hooker
Olivia Hooker, Ph.D.
professor emerita of psychology at Fordham
On the“Aww, aren’t they cute!” scale,bears, chipmunks, and mice would seem to inhabit the opposite ends of the spectrum.
But from Christine Zolnik’s perspective, they’re on equal footing when it comes to understanding how tick-borne diseases spread through cities, suburbs and forests. more>>>
Scyatta Wallace, Ph.D. (GSAS '98 and '02) was selected to receive the 2012 American Psychological Association Division 35 Carolyn Robertson Payton Early Career Award. Division 35 is the Society for the Psychology of Women.
Scyatta Wallace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
St. John's University
Mary Bly (a.k.a. Eloisa James) Talks to TIME about her Literary Double Life
By day, Mary Bly is a highly credentialed (Harvard, Oxford, Yale) Shakespearean scholar and professor at Fordham University. But when no one is looking, she transforms herself into Eloisa James, author of 21 romance novels, 17 of them New York Times bestsellers. more>>>
Mary Bly, Ph.D.
Professor of English
"The history faculty is incredible. Not only do the professors push you to new limits, they provide you with a support system that creates a true learning environment."
"The establishment of Fordham Urban Sustainability and Ecosystems (FUSE) would not have been possible without the vast institutional support I received. The Fordham community came together in helping me gain access to roof space on the Rose Hill campus and then construct an experimental agricultural rooftop." FUSE Blog
Jason Aloisio, Ph.D. Candidate
GSAS Research Support Grant, 2011
Urban Ecology and Ecosystems Section of Ecological Society of America-Travel Grant
Apply Now to any of the following programs and receive 50% reduction in the application fee.
News Highlights GSAS in the News Faculty Recognition Student Achievements Louie Valencia, Ph.D. Candidate in History has been in Spain for the last 2 weeks doing research. New protests broke out calling for a referendum to end the Spanish Monarchy, as a result of the King's abdication. Read about Louie's analysis of the events in his blog.
As a result of Louie's blog entries, Al-Jazeera America's TV program, "The Stream", a political program targeted toward young people that airs worldwide, has contacted him for an interview on the youth movement that has popped up in Spain this week regarding a referendum and the role of young people in this.