University of Scranton Faculty Members Receive 2017 Intersession Grants
The University of Scranton awarded development intersession grants for January 2017 to five faculty members.
George R. Gomez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, received a grant to research “Quantitative Immunocytochemistry: Standardization of protein quantification and generation of calibration systems.” Dr. Gomez joined the faculty at Scranton in 2002. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines and his doctorate from Boston University.
Aiala Levy, Ph.D., visiting instructor in the History Department, received a grant to study “Making the Metropolis: Theaters and the Urban Public in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1851-1924.” Dr. Levy earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago. She has also studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Ismail Onat, Ph.D., assistant professor in sociology, criminal justice and criminology, received a grant to study “Developing a Crime Analysis Minor for the Sociology/Criminal Justice/Criminology Department.” He joined the faculty at Scranton in 2016. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Turkish National Police Academy and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University.
Jordan Ruybal, Ph.D., lecturer in the biology department, received a grant to study “Variation in transmission potential for Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever virus in North American Aedes aegypti and Aedes alhopictus mosquitoes.” Dr. Ruybal joined the faculty at the University in 2016. She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Donna Witek, associate professor, library, received a grant to study “Information Literacy Teaching and Learning in the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.” Prof. Witek joined the faculty at the University in 2008. She earned her bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her master’s degrees from Long Island University and The University of Scranton.