Office of Research Events

The Office of Research is excited to host multiple research-centered events that highlight the innovative research being done by Fordham faculty.

These events:

  • Provide basis for discussion of scholarly topics
  • Provide a platform for faculty to showcase their research
  • Afford opportunities for networking, engagement and interaction
  • Allow students to identify potential faculty research mentors.

Please look below for information regarding Office of Research (OR) and Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) events.

Upcoming Events

  • Fordham Reseach Day 2023 - Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    Details coming soon! 

  • Call for Abstracts
    International Conference on Social and Environmental Justice
    May 1-2, 2023
    Fordham University
    Lincoln Center Campus

    Organized by:
    Fordham University, Fordham Office of the Provost, Fordham Office of Research

    Sponsored by Fordham Strategic Research Consortia on:
    Digital Scholarship; Disability; Global Studies; Science and Justice

    Conference Abstract

    Current social, economic, and political systems throughout the world have fostered profound injustice and resulted in unconscionable phenomena such as environmental degradation, racism, ableism, and rising inequality in access to resources and information. Many of these problems are worsening by the day and leading to an increased risk of social and environmental collapse. In response, a substantial body of scholarship and activism has resulted in an attempt to increase social and environmental justice. However, there are rarely efforts to integrate different perspectives on justice issues in a way that can form a foundation for a deep societal shift in mindset and practices.

    These ideas motivate our Fordham University 2023 International Conference on Social and Environmental Justice. Through this conference, we plan to listen to a variety of voices that will speak to social and environmental problems and potential solutions. The conference looks to engage academics, intellectuals, social service providers, education leaders, public policy experts, artists, activists, and students alike to imagine a more just and humane landscape. Ultimately, we look to address questions of social and environmental justice in the access to natural and technological resources and knowledge nationally and globally. We also seek to understand how such conditions relate to history, structural adjustment programs, policies worldwide that affect communities and species, and environmental regulations and standards all over the world. 

    Interested presenters’ abstracts should include author’s name, email address, affiliation, job title, and country. Each abstract should be no longer than 500 words, and sent via email to [email protected] by January 15, 2023.

     Learn more about the International Conference on Social and Environmental Justice 2023.

  • The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold its next online workshop on October 11, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. See below for RSVP information.

    Faculty Orientation to Research Funding
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Please register for this meeting and Zoom details will be included in a follow-up calendar invitation.


    • Welcome! George Hong introduces himself, the Office of Research (OR), Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) staff, and Institutional Giving (IG) staff
    • Faculty Introductions
    • Discussion of Office of Research Internal Funding Opportunities 
    • Discussion of OSP Services
    • Discussion of Institutional Giving
    • Ask attendees about recent grants and problems they may have experienced in applying for and managing grants
    • How can OR, OSP and IG help faculty obtain grants?
    • Would faculty be interested in attending additional workshops? On what topics?
    • Questions and comments

Past Events

  • Fordham University’s Research Day Celebration
    Organized by:
    Office of the Provost
    Office of Research
    University Research Council 
    Research Deans’ Council 

    Monday, April 25, 2022
    Fordham School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, NYC

    School of Law, Costantino Lobby 11:00 am-11:35 am

    Keynote Speech School of Law, Costantino A

    • Moderator: Dr. Donna Rapaccioli, Dean, Gabelli School of Business
    • Introduction: Dr. Ron Jacobson, Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost
    • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, (Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University;
      President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a Commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development) The Role of Universities in Supporting Urban Sustainability
    • Dr. Sachs will join this event online 11:35 am - 11:50 am - Award Ceremony School of Law, Costantino A
      • Introduction: Dr. George Hong, Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
      • Opening Remarks: Reverend Joseph McShane, S.J., President
      • Awards Presentation: Dr. Dennis Jacobs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

    11:50 am-12:10 pm - Presentations by the Awardees
    Chair: Dr. Jonathan Crystal, Vice Provost

    • Distinguished Research Award in the Humanities: Stephen Grimm, PhD 
    • Distinguished Research Award in Interdisciplinary Studies: Ahir Gopaldas, PhD 
    • Distinguished Research Award for Junior Faculty: Alesia Moldavan, PhD 
    • Distinguished Research Award in the Sciences and Mathematics: Marija Kundakovic, PhD
    • Distinguished Research Award in the Social Sciences: Tiffany Yip, PhD


    Meeting New Book Authors: Humanities – Costantino A
    12:10 pm-1:00 pm 
    Chair: Dr. Eva Badowska, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, and Associate Vice President, Arts & Sciences


    1. Dr. Ayala Fader (Sociology and Anthropology), Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020).
    2. Dr. Christine Hinze (Theology), Radical Sufficiency: Work, Livelihood, and a U.S. Catholic Economic Ethic (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2021).
    3. Dr. Daniel Soyer (History), ed., Left in the Center: The Liberal Party of New York and the Rise and Fall of American Social Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2021).


    Meeting New Book Authors: Interdisciplinary Studies – Costantino B
    12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
    Chair: Dr. Yi Ding, Chair of University Research Council, Professor of Graduate School of Education


    1. Dr. Juntao Chen (Computer and Information Sciences), Zhu, Q., Baras, J., Poovendran, R., Chen, J., eds. Decision and Game Theory for Security (Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2020).
    2. Dr. Gregory Donovan (Communication and Media Studies), Canaries in the Data Mine: Understanding the Proprietary Design of Youth Environments (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).
    3. Dr. Sarah Lockhart (Political Science), Money, J., Lockhart, S. P., eds. Introduction to International Migration: Population Movements in the 21st Century (New York: Routledge, 2021).
    4. Dr. Tina Maschi (Social Service), Morgen, K. Aging behind Prison Walls: Studies of Trauma and Resilience (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020).

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm - New Book Exhibition
    School of Law, Costantino Lobby

  • December 4, 2019

    Lowenstein Cafeteria Atrium, Lincoln Center Campus

    Sponsored by: The Office of the Provost, The Office of Research, The University Research Council, The Research Deans’ Council, The Office of Sponsored Programs


    The Fordham Office of Research has invited to this Intern/Job Fair six Fordham-Columbia, NYU, and IBM fellows, and four external grant awardees who are Fordham professors from Arts & Sciences, Education, Social Service and Business. The purpose is for these invited faculty members to showcase their research projects, to recruit students to join their research activities, and to provide a casual environment for initiating these professional relationships between faculty and students.


    Introduction: Tihana Abiala, Research Initiatives Officer, Office of Research

    Welcome Remarks: Dr. Dennis Jacobs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

    1. Project Introduction by the Fordham-Columbia, NYU and IBM Fellows
    1. Dr. Christopher Conway (Psychology), Columbia Fellow, “Forecasting Suicidal Behavior with Intensive Longitudinal Data”
    2. Dr. Kimberly Hudson (GSSS), NYU Fellow, “APPROACH (Assessing Perceptions of Practice Roles, Orientations, and Change)”
    3. Dr. Alesia Moldavan (GSE), NYU Fellow, “Ontological Possibilities for Aesthetic Practices in Mathematics Education”
    4. Dr. Michael Pirson (Gabelli School of Business), Columbia Fellow, “Social Innovation, Laudato Si, Humanistic Management and Transformation of Business Education”
    5. Dr. Sudip Vhaduri (Computer and Information Science), IBM Fellow, “SmartAutoCough: Smartphone-based Automatic Cough Detection in Noisy Environments”
    6. Dr. Yijun Zhao (Computer and Information Science), NYU Fellow, “Apply deep learning techniques to detect and reduce motion artifacts in brain MRI images”
    1. Project Introduction by the Principal Investigators (PIs)
    1. Dr. Anita Batisti (Associate Dean; Director, Center for Educational Partnerships, Graduate School of Education), three city-wide Technical Assistance Centers, sponsored by the New York State Education Department.
    2. Dr. Brendan Cahill (Department of English, IIHA), “Ireland at Fordham Lecture Series” sponsored by IRISH Aid.
    3. Dr. Thaier Hayajeneh (Computer Science, Fordham College at Lincoln Center), “Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) at Fordham University—Capacity Boiling” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense
    4. Dr. Monica Rivera Mindt (Psychology), “Study of Aging Latinas/os for Understanding Dementia HIV (SLUD HIV)” sponsored by National Institutes of Health-NIA.
    1. Table Interview and Discussion between Faculty and Students
  • The International Symposium on Digital Scholarship is organized by Fordham University London Centre and Birkbeck, University of London
    June 3-5, 2019

    Learn more about the International Symposium on Digital Scholarship 2019.

    If you have any questions, please contact Tihana Abiala at [email protected].

  • International Conference on Sustainable Cities 2018
    May 1-2, 2018

    Fordham University
    Lincoln Center Campus, McNally Amphitheatre
    113 West, 60th Street, New York, NY

    Creating sustainable cities has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the global community. As Dr. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Columbia Earth Institute, has noted, a sustainable city “uses resources as efficiently as possible, uses renewable resources as much as possible, recycles as much as possible and has the least possible impact on the natural environment.” There is a growing consensus, Dr. Cohen argues, that our cities must be “attractive, exciting, healthy and productive places to live, learn, develop, work and play.”

    There is, however, far less consensus about how cities can most efficiently and effectively design and implement the architecture and systems to grow and prosper sustainably, as the world’s population urbanizes and the threats to urban areas increase. Rigorous research related to sustainable cities is thus more central than ever, and the questions scholars face are urgent: What is a sustainable city? What is the role of climate change in sustainable cities? And what is the future of the sustainable city—and how can we best get there?

    In a unique collaboration to help answer these questions, three universities—Fordham, Columbia and NYU—in the world’s greatest city are organizing a two-day interdisciplinary International Conference on Sustainable Cities. The Conference will bring together leading scholars from a range of disciplines with policymakers, business leaders, and advocates to share insights and set a comprehensive research agenda for this vital subject.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Dr. Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Columbia Earth Institute
    • Nestor Davidson, Albert A. Walsh Chair in Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at the Fordham Law School
    • Dr. Julia Lane, Professor of Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
    • Shelley Poticha, Director, Urban Solutions, NRDC-Natural Resources Defense Council
    • Jonathan F.P. Rose, Jonathan Rose Companies

    Learn more about International Conference on Sustainable Cities.