Six participating faculty receive research funding from the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost has allocated $10,000 to be distributed to full-time participating faculty for research activities during the 2022-23 academic year (funds must be spent prior to June 15, 2023). These funds are the result of the work of the Participating Faculty Task Force to provide non-tenure-track faculty access to funds for research and scholarship. An application process took place earlier this fall and six participating faculty research projects were funded:

  • Dr. Hyo Jung Jeong, ARRT postdoctoral fellow, Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center – Project title: “Reducing Ankle Complications in Children with Hypermobile Joints”
  • Megan Paonessa, visiting instructor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences – Project title: “CloudSpire, a novel”
  • Dr. Zori Paul, clinical assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology in the College of Education – Project title: “Queer People of Color and Microaffirmations”
  • Dr. Giordana Poggioli-Kaftan, adjunct assistant professor of language, literatures and cultures in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences – Project title: “Digital Archive for Mafia Literature”
  • Reagan Saxe and Jennifer Bjork, both clinical supervisors in general dental sciences – Project title: “Craniofacial Growth Prediction Using Machine Learning”
  • Dr. Zhao Wang, adjunct instructor, civil, construction and environmental engineering in the Opus College of Engineering – Project title: “A Novel Fire-Resistant Composite Material in Civil Infrastructures: A Study of the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Nanocomposites (NFRNC)”