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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.

Fordham Research Day 2022

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

Costantino Room – In-person Event

Register here


NEW BOOK EXHIBITION: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
School of Law, Costantino Lobby

11:00 am-11:35 am - Keynote Speech

School of Law, Costantino A

Chair: 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

Student Research Intern/Job Fair

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

Tables will be set in the Ram Cafe Atrium for each of the 10 speakers. At each table, the faculty member will discuss his or her research projects and possible research intern/job opportunities with interested students.

OSP Grants Education Workshops

"What Defines a Good Proposal? A Workshop on Capturing Reviewers’ Attention and Addressing their Expectations"

The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold its first 2018-2019 grant workshop on October 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Hughes 313. Food will be provided. See below for RSVP information.

"What Defines a Good Proposal? A Workshop on Capturing Reviewers’ Attention and Addressing their Expectations" will be led by James Trostle, PhD, MPH, Professor of Anthropology at Trinity College, Hartford, CT and Professor of Public Health, University of Chile, Santiago. This workshop will be devoted to discussing what proposal reviewers expect, with special attention paid to what makes a convincing interdisciplinary project. We will discuss the big picture -- how to write a convincing proposal -- and the smaller picture -- the role of attention-grabbing titles and abstracts in accomplishing this.

Dr. Trostle has worked to improve proposal-writing through workshops and collaborative consultations in more than fifteen countries. He has received research funding from numerous organizations including NSF, NIH, the Kellogg and Ford Foundations, the World Health Organization and USAID, and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.

Please RSVP to David Heston at by October 3 if you are interested in attending.

International Conference on Sustainable Cities

International Conference on Sustainable Cities


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

For more information on registration, program, and other details, please visit: