Quinnipiac University

12 faculty members receive Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works Impact Fund grants

May 26, 2022

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​Twelve faculty members from throughout Quinnipiac have been awarded grants from the Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works Impact Fund administered by the Provost’s Office.

Through the generous support of a donor, the fund supports full-time faculty in their roles as scholars, practitioners and creators helping to build the University of the Future. This fund is designed to advance opportunities for faculty publications, exhibitions, performances and applications for external funding. Priority was given to proposals that advance the pillars of the strategic plan, contribute to public engagement and demonstrate substantive impact.

Recipients will present their work during the inaugural Celebration of Teaching, Scholarship, and Creative Works in Spring 2023.

The recipients are:

  • David Atkins, Film, Television, and Media Arts, “Ford”

  • Xi Chen, Sociology, “Measuring Global Economic Output and Demographic Trends with Remote Sensing Imagery Data”

  • Mohammad Elahee, International Business, “An Examination of the Role of Individualism-Collectivism Dimension of Culture on COVID-19 Pandemic”

  • Greg Garvey, Game Design and Development, “Spring/Summer Incubator & Production Studio (SSIPS)”

  • Caitlin Hanlon and Tom Torello, Biology, “LacApp: A Platform to Help Students Master Gene Regulation Through Retrieval Practice”

  • Alexander Laskin, Strategic Communication, “The Voices of Marginalized Refugees”

  • Martine Mirrione, Biomedical Sciences, and Adrienne Betz, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology, “Continuation of Microglia Alterations after Early Life Adversity”

  • Nita Prasad, History, “The Chicken and the Egg: Women, Medicine, and the British Imperial Project in Late Nineteenth-Century India”

  • Martha Sanders, Occupational Therapy, “Impact of Circadian Lighting on Sleep, Mood and Productivity in College Students”

  • Emre Tokgoz, Industrial Engineering, “Analysis of Calculus' Impact on STEM Education & A Creative Way to Improve STEM Majors’ Conceptual Background”

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