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Faculty Achievements

Awards

  • George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, as well as the Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies and Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, has been invited to serve a 3-year term as a Senior Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, a research institute in Washington, D.C. He was also quoted in the Parents article, “What Is Orthodox Easter? How to Explain the Religious Holiday to Kids.”
  • Emanuel Fiano, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, has been selected as a Research Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks. This is a year-long, in-residence appointment. 
  • Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics and Professor of Psychology, received an award for a 5-year $1.5 million+ renewal for Fordham’s HIV/Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Institute. She also chaired the revision committee for the Society for Research in Child Development, which revised its Ethics Code after 14 years and co-wrote the article, “Willingness to Attend Sex Venues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City: Results from an Online Survey with Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals,” which was published in the Journal of Urban Health.
  • Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Th.D., Professor of Theology, has received the Helen LaKelly Hunt Fellowship for research on Women, Feminism and Religious Traditions. The new fellowship award consists of a $12,500 research stipend for a project to be conducted during the 2021-22 academic year and the award funds may be used for faculty stipends, research or travel, or other related expenses. Upon completion of the fellowship, Dr. Fletcher will be asked to make her research findings public through publication, lecture, or other media directed toward not only academic, but wider audiences, as well. She was also mentioned in the Wicked Local article, “St. Joseph Parish, St. Susanna Parish to Host ‘Facing Racism, Rooted in Faith’ Presentation.” 
  • Boris Heersink, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been named the winner of the J. David Greenstone Prize for his book Republican Party Politics and the American South 1865-1968. Awarded by APSA's Politics and History section, this prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years. 
  • Daniel Alexander Jones, Professor of Theatre and Head of the Playwriting Program, received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award. Judges noted the importance of his unique dramaturgy in the face of "growing conservatism, queerphobia & anti-Blackness throughout our country & industry."
  • Olena Nikolayenko, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, presented "Invisible Revolutionaries: Women's Participation in the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine," at the Gender and Social Movements conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also delivered a guest lecture on women's marches in Belarus at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, Tel Aviv University.
  • Johanna S. Quinn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, was awarded a reducing inequality grant from WT Grant Foundation for the project, Using a Facilitated Collaborative to Build Racial Equity in Higher Education Institutions.
  • For a co-led project, Kathryn Kueny, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, and Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, Science and Ethics, have received the Helen LaKelly Hunt Fellowship for research on Women, Feminism and Religious Traditions. The new fellowship award consists of a $12,500 research stipend for a project to be conducted during the 2021-22 academic year and the award funds may be used for faculty stipends, research or travel, or other related expenses. Upon completion of the fellowship, they will be asked to make her research findings public. Dr. Zenner, also gave the Myser Lecture on Catholic Identity at St. Catherine's University, "'Water is Life': Fresh Waters, Ethics, and Decolonial Values in a Pluralistic World." She was also recently quoted in America magazine, discussing freshwater ethics and Catholic thought in Biden's infrastructure plan.

Books, Collections, & Podcasts

  • Christina Greer,  Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, participated in the podcast In The Thick to discuss the #MeToo Movement in light of the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. She also participated in the MSNBC segment “‘Dangerous’ Trumplicans: GOP Leader Defends Trump Out of Fear” and was quoted in the Bloomberg article, “New York City's Next Mayor Could Be Decided in the Black Church,” The New York Times article, “Ray McGuire Wants to Show He’s Not Just the Wall Street Candidate,” and the Reuters article, “Yang Sits Atop Mayoral Field Vying to Revive a Battered New York City.”
  • Judy Hochberg, Adjunct Instructor in Spanish, published her second book, Bringing Linguistics into the Spanish Language Classroom: A Teacher's Guide. It presents the insights from Hispanic linguistics that are of greatest interest and utility in the classroom, along with ideas for thematic in-class activities and take-home projects. Topics include comparisons of Spanish with other languages (including English), the history of Spanish, dialects and other types of variation, and psycholinguistics. Each chapter has an accompanying PowerPoint that provides all necessary supporting materials (more than 300 slides in total).
  • Julie Kleinman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, participated in an episode of the Euro News podcast.
  • Beth Knobel, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Director, Public Media MA Program, Department of Communication and Media Studies, participated on an episode of The John Batchelor Show.
  • Asif Siddiqi, Ph.D., Professor of History, curated, selected, and annotated documents to comprise a new Digital Archival collection on Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, the first human to travel into space, fifty years ago, on April 12, 1961, for the Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project. He also participated in The Russia File podcast, published the article, “A Brief Guide to Russian Space Movies,” in Air & Space Magazine, was quoted in the Scientific American article, “Celebrating 60 Years of Humans in Space,” and his article, “Shaping the World: Soviet-African Technologies from the Sahel to the Cosmos,” was just released in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 41, Issue 1.
  • Nicholas Tampio, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, participated in the WORT 89.9FM Madison podcast. He also published The Boston Globe article, “How Much Money Do English Majors Make? Don’t Ask.” and The Conversation article, “How Biden’s Request for More Education Funding Would Shift More Power to the Federal Government.”
  • Shiloh Whitney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, was interviewed on the Fordham Observer’s Retrospect podcast about feminist theory, feminist perspectives on gender inequality and the ways the university should address gender inequality.

Published Articles, Citations, & Quotes

  • Ruhul Amin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, co-authored the Daily Star article, “Expediting Convalescent Plasma Availability in Bangladesh.”
  • Anirban K. Baishya, Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies, was quoted in the Vogue U.K. article, “Why Do People Feel Compelled To Document Their Covid-19 Vaccine With A ‘Vaxxie’?”
  • Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Media, was quoted in The National Memo article, “Astroturf Money: How Hawley And Greene Jacked Their Fundraising Numbers” and the ProPublica article, “How Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene Juiced Their Fundraising Numbers.”
  • Mary Bly, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of English, was mentioned in the Star Tribune article, “Bookmark: Mary Bly's New Novel – Her First Under Her Own Name – Is Laced with Minnesota Poetry.”
  • Mark Botton, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, was quoted in The Good Men Project article, “Help For Asian Horseshoe Crabs Could Start With a Substitute For Their Blood.”
  • Garrett Broad, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies, was quoted in the Forbes article, “Backlash Over ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host Dr. Oz Provides Lessons For Protecting Brands.” He also published the Vox article, “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.” 
  • Charles Camosy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, published the article, “‘Silence is Not an Option’: Harold Braswell on Canada’s New Assisted Suicide Law” in The Banner magazine and the National Catholic Reporter article, “God's Plan for Animals is a Hot Topic in Theology that We Can All Understand.” He was also quoted in the Associated Press article, “Supreme Court Throws Abortion Fight Into Center of Midterms.”
  • Leonard Cassuto, Ph.D., Professor of English, was mentioned in the Inside Higher Ed article, “How to Turn a Ph.D. Into a Nonacademic Career.”
  • Saul Cornell, Ph.D., Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, was cited multiple times by Federal Court in the gun regulation case Young V. State of Hawaii.
  • John J. Davenport, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Director of Peace and Justice, published the article, “Make Puerto Rico a State, in Times Union.
  • Heather Dubrow, Ph.D., Professor, as well as the John D. Boyd, SJ Chair in Poetic Imagination and Director, Poets Out Loud, had her short letter about ageism in America published in The New York Times
  • Sarah Eltantawi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Islam, was quoted in The American Spectator article, “The Debate on Islam’s Deadly Blasphemy Restrictions.”
  • Quamrul Haider, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, was featured in The Daily Star for his article, “Can Biden Save Our Planet From Overheating?
  • Henry Han, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, co-authored the article, “Salient Object Detection Using Feature Clustering and Compactness Prior,” in Multimedia Tools and Applications.
  • Evon Hekkala, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, was quoted in the Nature World News article, “Ancient DNA Reveals Horned Crocodile From Madagascar Is Closely Related to Today's Crocodile,” the Science Alert article, “This Weird 'Horned' Crocodile Could Represent a New Branch on The Tree of Life,” the Cosmos article, “Extinct “Horned” Crocodile’s Ancestry Revealed,” the Live Science article, “Mystery of Extinct Horned Crocodile Solved After 150 years,” and the SyFy Wire article, “Extinct Horned Crocodile from Madagascar Finally Identified after 150 Years.”
  • Brad Hinze, Ph.D., Karl Rahner, SJ Professor of Theology, Father Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, as well as the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics and Senior Fellow in Center for Ethics Education, and Cristina Traina, Ph.D., The Avery Cardinal Dulles S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology and Professor of Theology, were quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article, “After Vatican Decree, Over 100 Theologians Pledge to Support Same-Sex Couples.”
  • Gregory Jost, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, was quoted in the Inside Lacrosse article, “Pollard: How Redlining Has Helped Structure Your Lacrosse Team.”
  • Thomas De Luca, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program, was quoted in The National Interest blog, “Mike Pompeo Has a Plan to Become President of the United States.”
  • Tyesha Maddox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of African & African American Studies, published the article, “Can Mutual Aid Withstand Pandemic Fatigue?” in Bloomberg.
  • Thomas Massaro, SJ, Ph.D., Professor of Moral Theology, published the article, “Social Welfare and Catholic Social Teaching: Foundational Theological Principles for Case Studies,” in a special issue (“Social Welfare and Catholic Social Teaching,” co-edited by Paul Christopher Manuel and Miguel Glatzer) of the MDPI journal Religions.
  • Father Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, as well as the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics and Senior Fellow in Center for Ethics Education, was mentioned in the National Catholic Reporter article, “Panel: Racism Compounds the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis for Black Catholics.”
  • Monika L. McDermott, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, was quoted in The Guardian article, “‘He’s Riding a Crest’: Ron DeSantis Positions Himself as Keeper of Trump’s Legacy,” the article, “Jill Biden Gives Quiet Lesson in Juggling First Lady Role with Outside Job,” and the article, “Republicans Still Orbiting Trump Dark Star Fail to Derail Biden’s First 100 Days.” She was also quoted in The National Interest article, “Joe Biden to Unveil Infrastructure Package Tomorrow. What Will It Include?”
  • Dean McKay, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, was quoted in the City Limits article, “NYC Youth Struggling with OCD Face Compounded Challenges in Pandemic.”
  • Mónica Rivera Mindt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Co-Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Training Program and Professor of Psychology, Latin American Latino Studies Institute, and African and African American Studies, co-authored the article, “Creating an Antiracist Psychology by Addressing Professional Complicity in Psychological Assessment” in Psychological Assessment.
  • Zein Murib, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, was quoted in The Verge article, “Imperfect Offerings: Inside the Complex New World of Trans Tech.”
  • Mark Naison, Ph.D., Professor of African American Studies and History, was mentioned in the USA Today article, “Teacher Appreciation Week: Amid a Tough Year, These Educators Gave Us Hope with Their Tenacity, Charm and Commitment to Students.”
  • Nana Osei-Opare, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, published the article, “‘If You Trouble a Hungry Snake, You Will Force It to Bite You’: Rethinking Postcolonial African Archival Pessimism, Worker Discontent, and Petition Writing in Ghana, 1957-66,” in the Journal of African History
  • Clint Ramos, Assistant Professor of Design/Head of Design and Production in the Theatre Department, was mentioned in the NJ.com article, “N.J. Student Theater Work Addresses Pandemic Quarantining, Circa 17th Century.”
  • Andrew Rasmussen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of MS Program in Applied Psychological Methods, was quoted in The Independent article, “How to Move Country During a Plague: Stories from Migrants on Starting Their Lives Again in the Pandemic.”
  • Kathryn Reklis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Protestant Theology and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Theology, published the article, “Three Neo-Westerns that Reimagine the Genre” and the article, “Lupin and The Bureau Toy with the Fantasy of the Master-Hero,” in The Christian Century in The Christian Century.
  • Clara Rodriguez, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article, “‘We Need One Another’: Communities of Color Unite Against Injustice.”
  • Nina Rowe, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, contributed to the Yale University Press Blog with the post, “Medieval Artists Painted Such Things? Images that Surprise and Delight in Illuminated World Chronicles.”
  • Dominick Salvatore, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics, was quoted in the Italia Oggi article, “Inflazione Usa dietro l'angolo.” 
  • Joshua Schrier, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and the Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair, published two papers in the Journal of Chemical Education, “Solution Mixing Calculations as a Geometry, Linear Algebra, and Convex Analysis Problem” and  “Determining the Activity Series with the Fewest Experiments using Sorting Algorithms” with Lillian Cain, FCRH ’21, and Michael Tynes, FCRH ’17, GSAS ’20.
  • Karen Siedlecki, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies at Lincoln Center, Department of Psychology, was featured in the Highlands Current article, “5 Questions: Karen Siedlecki.”
  • Daniel Soyer, Ph.D., Professor of History, was quoted in the Share America article, “Diversity Has Long Defined America’s Jewish Community.”
  • Lance Strate, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Media Studies, had his article “The Supreme Identification of Corporations and Persons,” featured in a BlackRock Production on CNN Business video, “Searching For Purpose, Episode One: Why Purpose?” (2:43). He also delivered an address on Media Ecology for the International Online Series on Schools of Thought in Communication Studies: An Assessment of Their Currency and Contribution to the Field, sponsored by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, his essay “Understanding ‘Medium’ in the Context of the Media Ecology Tradition” was published in Media: A Transdisciplinary Inquiry, and his article, “Literally vs. Seriously: Analyzing a Contrastive Pair Applied to Interpretations of Trump’s Rhetoric” was published in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Vol. 76, No. 3-4.
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, co-wrote the article, “Recommendations for Responsible Development and Application of Neurotechnologies,” which was published in Neuroethics.
  • Mario Tavares, Professor of Political Science, was quoted in the Diarios Las Americas article, “Urge Everyone to Put the Sale of Arms in the Country in Order.”
  • Magda Teter, Ph.D., Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies and Professor of History, published, “When Poverty Became Profane” in the April 29th issue of the New York Review Books.
  • Cristina Traina, Ph.D., Professor and Avery Cardinal Dulles SJ Chair in Catholic Theology, published the New Ways Ministry article “The Eucharist: Gated Banquet or Public Feast?” and was mentioned in the article, “Scholars’ New Report Seeks to End “Cruel and False Teachings” on Homosexuality.”
  • Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., Professor, and Chair of the Psychology Department, was quoted in the CBS News article, “Asian American Parents Discuss Bullying, Racism with Their Kids: "This is Just Not Right."” She also co-authored the article, “Profiles of Ethnic-Racial Identity, Socialization, and Model Minority Experiences: Associations with Well-Being Among Asian American Adolescents,” in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.