Faculty Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs at Fordham University. We provide a wide range of resources to support you through every stage of the academic lifecycle from the time you join the Fordham family, throughout your career, and beyond. Along the way, we’re here to answer your questions, facilitate transitions, and celebrate your accomplishments and share them with your colleagues across the University community.

Faculty News

From New Materials to Cancer Treatments: A Look Inside the Research of Fordham’s Newest Physics Chair

From New Materials to Cancer Treatments: A Look Inside the Research of Fordham’s Newest Physics Chair

Camelia Prodan, Ph.D., the new Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Professor of Physics at Fordham, is researching new ways to treat diseases like cancer by focusing on cellular structures known as microtubules. Prodan published a paper in PhysRevLett that explored how a microtubule’s structure and its ability to store energy along its edges could …

Settling In: How New Faculty and New Students Are Finding Community at Fordham

Settling In: How New Faculty and New Students Are Finding Community at Fordham

From meeting new people to learning about an unfamiliar place, starting something new can be overwhelming. But at Fordham, new members to the community don’t have to go through that adjustment period alone. Check out our video featuring Nushelle de Silva, a new faculty member in the art history department originally from Sri Lanka, and …

Fordham Expert Applauds Biden’s New AI Safeguard Efforts, But Worries About Implementation

Fordham Expert Applauds Biden’s New AI Safeguard Efforts, But Worries About Implementation

Hackers have upped their game by taking advantage of artificial intelligence tools to craft cyberattacks ranging from ransomware to election interference and deep fakes. “They are increasingly using AI tools to build their codes for cyberattacks,” said William Akoto, assistant professor of international politics at Fordham, adding that every new AI feature added to platforms …

To Stomp or Not to Stomp? When It Comes to Spotted Lanternflies, That’s Not the Only Question

To Stomp or Not to Stomp? When It Comes to Spotted Lanternflies, That’s Not the Only Question

From Central Park to the laboratory, Fordham students are examining the mating behavior and predators of the little-understood bugs. Andrea Dickantone and Clyde Skillin have spent a month poking around Central Park studying those red and black bugs that New Yorkers are accustomed to seeing squashed, hopping on sidewalks, or clustered along the walls of …

Four Ways Fordham Women Are Leading the Charge on Sustainability

Four Ways Fordham Women Are Leading the Charge on Sustainability

A powerhouse of women from industries including beauty, food, and science discussed how they’re bringing sustainability to their work—and the world at large—at Fordham’s seventh annual Women’s Summit on Oct. 16.  “It is overwhelming, this thought of what is happening to the planet, of our own sense of powerlessness, sometimes, to do something about it,” …

Fordham Second Amendment Expert Could Help Shape SCOTUS Domestic Violence, Gun Decision

Fordham Second Amendment Expert Could Help Shape SCOTUS Domestic Violence, Gun Decision

A looming Supreme Court decision involving firearms and domestic violence will have wide-ranging implications on how gun laws are interpreted and enforced nationwide, and a Fordham Second Amendment expert may play a role. Research from Saul Cornell, the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham, is included in the scholarship published Oct. …

How to Shift from Fast Fashion to a More Sustainable Future

How to Shift from Fast Fashion to a More Sustainable Future

The 2023 Fordham Women Summit will feature a fashion-industry panel plus sessions on environmental research and the power of our personal consumption choices. Each year, the fashion industry creates about 2.1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2020 report. That’s about 4% of all emissions globally. But the report also found that …

Why Study the Humanities? Fordham Alumni, Faculty, and Students Can Answer That

Why Study the Humanities? Fordham Alumni, Faculty, and Students Can Answer That

In today’s fast-paced society, many are asking why people should pursue majors like English, philosophy, or history. Fordham faculty, alumni, and students came together recently to provide some answers. “We all know that today, the humanities are under siege in virtually every university in this country,” Brenna Moore, Ph.D., theology professor, said at Fordham’s first-ever …

Humanities Student Researchers Bond at Professors’ Home

Humanities Student Researchers Bond at Professors’ Home

Three undergraduates visited the home of professors Brenna Moore and John Seitz, where they shared updates on their summer research—and their lives—over a homemade dinner.  “Sometimes the classroom can be such a formal atmosphere,” said Moore, who teaches theology at Fordham, along with Seitz, her husband. “Just seeing them lying on the floor with my …

As Hip-Hop Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary, Fordham Helps Preserve Its Legacy

As Hip-Hop Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary, Fordham Helps Preserve Its Legacy

Fifty years ago, a new art form burst forth on the streets of the Bronx, born from rich musical traditions and a spirit of innovation in neighborhoods of color ravaged by deindustrialization and written off by most of the country. In the ensuing decades, the Fordham community has not only studied and celebrated hip-hop, it …

Fordham’s Bronx African American History Project Attracts Scholars Worldwide

Fordham’s Bronx African American History Project Attracts Scholars Worldwide

Online visitors from more than 70 countries have accessed Fordham’s Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), an extensive archive of essays and interviews with African Americans who have made the Bronx their home.  “We had downloads from Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the same day—two countries at war with one another,” said Mark Naison, …