Eight University of Scranton Faculty Members Receive Intersession Grants for 2014

01/13/14

            Eight faculty members of the University of Scranton have been awarded development intersession grants for January 2014.

            Jeremy Brees, Ph.D., assistant professor of management/marketing, received a grant to research “Understanding How People Perceive Accountability.” Dr. Brees joined the faculty at the University in 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, his master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate from Florida State University.

            Maureen Carroll, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, received a grant to study “Finite Geometries.” A faculty member at the University since 1995, Dr. Carroll earned her bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University and her master’s and doctorate from Lehigh University.

            Arthur Catino, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, received a grant to study “Synthesis of Hexaphenylethane.” Dr. Catino earned a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College and a doctorate from the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland. He joined the University in 2013.

            Zachary Huard, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of physics and electrical engineering, received a grant to research “Cluster Computing.” Dr. Huard joined the faculty at the University in 2013. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

            Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, received a grant to study “Collective Bargaining Units and Innovation of Policing.” Dr. Jenkins, who joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2013, also taught at the University in 2009 as a faculty specialist. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton and his master’s and doctorate from Rutgers University.

            Erica Lasek-Nesselquist, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, received a grant to research “Examining Kelptoplastidic Relationships to Understand the Evolution of Endosymbiosis.” Dr. Lasek-Nesselquist joined the University in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her doctorate from Brown University.

            Krzysztof Plotka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, received a grant to research “Lineability of N-to-One Function Within the Classes of Hamel and Sierpinski-Zygmund Functions.” Dr. Plotka joined the faculty of the University in 2001. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Gdansk and his doctorate from West Virginia University.

            Edward Scahill, Ph.D., associate professor of economics/finance, received a grant to study “Is the Fed Printing Money?” Dr. Scahill, who has been a faculty member at the University since 1989, earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and his master’s degree and doctorate from Binghamton University. 


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