Spring 2022 Research Events

1. Research Day – April 25, 2022


Fordham’s second Research Day took place at the Fordham Law School on April 25, 2022. During this year’s event, the Office of Research sponsored our first new book exhibition designed to showcase more than 70 books published by our faculty. Seven new book authors gave talks on their books. Dr. Jeffery Sachs, Columbia University, delivered a thought-provoking keynote about the role of the university in supporting sustainability.


2022 Distinguished Research Awards

At Research Day, the 2022 Distinguished Research Awards were formally presented. Here are the 2022 recipients:

Distinguished Research Award in the Humanities – Dr. Stephen Grimm is a Professor of Philosophy in the Arts & Sciences

Distinguished Research Award in Interdisciplinary Studies – Dr. Ahir Gopaldas is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Gabelli School of Business, and is the current holder of the Robert B. McKeon Endowed Chair in Business

Distinguished Research Award for Junior Faculty – Dr. Alesia Mickle Moldavan is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education in the Graduate School of Education

Distinguished Research Award in the Science and Mathematics – Dr. Marija Kundakovic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the Arts & Sciences

Distinguished Research Award in the Social Sciences – Dr. Tiffany Yip is the Chair and a Professor in the Psychology Department in the Arts & Sciences

2. Research Consortium on Science and Justice – May 3, 2022 Kick Off Event

More than 30 participants attended the official launch of the Strategic Research Consortium on Science and Justice, held via Zoom. The director or co-director of the three previously established research consortia delivered speeches relating to science and justice issues. Steve Franks explained the focus of the science and justice consortium’s goals. In Franks’ original proposal, he states:

"This initiative is designed to help foster justice-centered research through the science programs at Fordham. It will facilitate active collaboration with colleagues and students to produce new research output across current justice issues."

Provost Jacobs and Chief Research Officer Hong also gave introductory remarks in strong support for this newly formed research consortium and its primary objective of addressing the causes of justice and equity via faculty research.

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Dr. Dennis Jacobs


George Hong, CRO

Dr. George Hong

Chief Research Officer and Chair of this Kick-off Zoom

Dr. O. Hugo Benavides

Dr. Oswaldo Benavides

Founding Director of the Strategic Research Consortium on Global Studies; Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Sophie Mitra

Dr. Sophie Mitra

Founding Director of the Strategic Research Consortium on Disability; Professor, Department of Economics

Nicholas Paul

Dr. Nicholas Paul

Co-Director of the Strategic Research Consortium on Digital Scholarship; Professor, Department of History

Steve Franks

Dr. Steven Franks

Founding Director of the Strategic Research Consortium on Science and Justice; Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

Announcing Other Fordham Faculty Awardees

In addition to our select events announcements, below are listings of other faculty awardees from Fordham's FRAP and COIL programs.

Global Research, Teaching and Learning through COIL

Connecting research to Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is an opportunity for faculty and their students to connect with faculty and students in universities abroad through online technology. We have awarded the following faculty to offer their course in Summer or Fall of 2022 or Spring 2023:

NameDepartmentCourse NamePartnerPartner Country
Erick Reginfo A&S - Economics Fair Trade and Entrepreneurship (30647 ECON 4005-R01 and 36084 MGBU 4005-R01) Maria Gomez Vallejo, MsE La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali Colombia
Gyula Klima A&S - Philosophy Philosophy of Religion: God’s Existence and Attributes, Online Master's Programme in Philosophy, Theology and Religions - PhilTeR Prof. Dr. Giovanni Ventimiglia, University of Luzern Switzerland
Carl Fischer A&S - Modern Languages and Literatures SPAN 3300: Modern Latin American Visual Culture (Topic: Paranoia and Conspiracy) María Angélica Franken, Adolfo Ibáñez University, Santiago Chile

Faculty Research Abroad Program (FRAP) for 2022

We are resuming FRAP again in order to extend the reach of Fordham faculty collaborations with scholars around the world with a focus on international Jesuit universities. Here are the awardees for 2022:

NameAffiliationTopic of ResearchResearch Partner Institution
A&S - Sociology/Anthropology The Human Value of Irish and Mexican Immigration to New York City (NYC): Historical Dynamics, Differences and Evolution Universidad Iberoamericana – Puebla, Mexico
Su-Je Cho
GSE - Curriculum & Teaching Bullying and Cyberbullying Reported by Teachers and Students in Elementary and Secondary Schools in the U.S. and the Philippines Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines
Frank Hsu
Distinguished Professor
A&S - Computer and Information Sciences Algorithm Fairness and Decision Making Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines
Yuko Miki
Associate Professor
A&S - History Atlantic Stories of Brazil PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Olena Nikolayenko
A&S - Political Science The Catholic Church and Nonviolent Resistance in Belarus University of Deusto,
A&S - Sociology/Anthropology Boquerón, Puerto Rico - Environmental Consortium for Social Justice (BEC) University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Laura Specker Sullivan
Assistant Professor
A&S - Philosophy The Moral Significance of Consciousness in Japan: Religious and Cultural Contexts Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan