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Professor Emerita Receives Excellence Award for Book

November 2023

Professor emerita Margarete L. Zalon’s book received a 2023 International Book Award from Sigma Theta Tau.

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University Educators Advocate for Veterans

November 2023

Through academic research and classroom instruction at The University of Scranton, Michael Crowell, PT, DSc and Mary L. (Doyle) Troy, Ph.D., NCC, LPC ’95 G’20 advocate for veterans.

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Professor Awarded Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant

October 2023

Biology faculty member’s six-figure National Science Foundation Grant will enable additional student-faculty research projects for years to come.

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Assistant Professor Kate Cummings Receives Certificate of Merit Award

October 2023

Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) recognizes University of Scranton Assistant Professor Kate Cummings, Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, with prestigious Certificate of Merit Award.

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University Appoints 22 New Faculty Members

October 2023

The University has appointed 22 new full-time faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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Office of Community-Based Learning Announces Faculty Fellows

October 2023

The Community-Based Learning (CBL) Faculty Fellows program seeks to expand, strengthen and institutionalize CBL at the University as a demonstration of its commitment to the common good.

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Weinberg Memorial Library Event Hosts 'Engrossing' Event

September 2023

Professor Michael Knies and Tom Costello, '73, shown, receive honors from the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting at the organization's 74th annual conference. As a photo border, shown, is a section of the certificate for which P.W. Costello did the engrossing to commemorate his marriage 18 years earlier.

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Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., Receives Earl Award

September 2023

Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre, received The University of Scranton’s 2023 John L. Earl III Award.

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University Announces 2023-2024 Faculty Promotions

August 2023

Fourteen faculty members were granted rank and tenure promotions at The University of Scranton.

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Professor Emerita Joins PA eHealth Advisory Board

August 2023

Professor emerita Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., appointed as consumer representative to the Pennsylvania e-Health Partnership Advisory Board.

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Published Research Articles Recognized by IMA

August 2023

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) nationally recognized research articles by accounting doctoral students, alumni and professor.

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Ten Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence

July 2023

Ten University of Scranton faculty members were recognized for teaching, scholarship and service excellence.

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Students Pick 2023 KSOM Professor of the Year

June 2023

Operations and Analytics professor David Mahalak, D. Eng., was named 2023 Kania School of Management Professor of the Year.

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Graduating Class of 2023 Names Teacher of the Year

May 2023

The University of Scranton’s graduating class of 2023 named Occupational Therapy Faculty Specialist William Lambert as Teacher of the Year.

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Alpha Sigma Nu Students Name Teacher of the Year

May 2023

Student members of the National Jesuit Honor Society named Theology Professor Christian Krokus, Ph.D., the 2023 Teacher of the Year.

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Professor Publishes Primer on Chemometrics

May 2023

University of Scranton chemistry faculty member Gerard Dumancas, Ph.D., published an American Chemical Society digital primer.

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Chemistry Professor Wins DOE Faculty Award

April 2023

Chemistry faculty member Gerard Dumancas, Ph.D., selected to Visiting Faculty Program by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.

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ARDC Grant Supports University Ham Radio Station

March 2023

Physics professor Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., received a $196,241 grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications for a new ham radio station.

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Book by Nursing Professor Wins Award

March 2023

Professor emerita Margarete L. Zalon’s book won a second place 2022 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award.

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Professor Wins Second Accounting Ethics Award

March 2023

A research article that demonstrates the value of civility in the workplace wins national Institute of Management Accountants ethics award.

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Sought-After Scientific Authority: Professor Emeritus John R. Conway III, Ph.D.

March 2023

What does retirement look like for a professor who taught biology for 40 years? Dr. John Conway splits his time between photo exhibits, lectures and consulting contributions to a PBS award-winning YouTube nature series.

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Faculty Profile: A Conversation with Dr. Spencer Galen

March 2023

Leading his students by example, Dr. Spencer C. Galen utilizes data to solve biological mysteries. Recently, DNA sequenced by the Assistant Professor in the University Biology Department helped researchers identify a "strange-looking bird" spotted in Pennsylvania as a species unlike any known to science.

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Research Shows Shape Matters at Nano Level

December 2022

Research by chemistry professor John Deák, Ph.D., shows error in long-accepted assumed shape of a nanostructure.

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Professors Study Impact of Social Network on Health

December 2022

Professor Cyrus P. Olsen III, D.Phil., is part of an inter-disciplinary team of professors awarded a six-figure Templeton research grant.

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Professor Among Those Interviewed by BBC World News

November 2022

BBC World News broadcasted international coverage of the upcoming U.S. election from the balcony of Brennan Hall on campus.

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Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., Receives Earl Award

September 2022

Margarete L. Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing, received The University of Scranton’s John L. Earl III Award.

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Professor Awarded Six-figure NSF Grant

August 2022

Professor Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., awarded National Science Foundation grant for ionosphere research during 2023-24 solar eclipses.

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Professor Uses Fulbright to Promote Occupational Justice

July 2022

Occupational therapy professor Michael Bermudez, Ed.D., will research educational technology in Uganda as part of Fulbright Scholar Program.

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Remembering Faculty Member Matthew Reavy ’84, G’92

July 2022

Matthew Reavy, Ph.D. ’84, G’92 associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the University, passed away in January.

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Accounting Department, Faculty Top Research Productivity List

July 2022

The University’s Accounting Department ranked No. 4 in the world for accounting education research published in the most recent six years in a listing considered the gold standard in accounting disciplines.

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National Science Foundation Grants Awarded to Faculty Members’ Projects

July 2022

Several faculty members were awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for projects in recent months.

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Faculty Member Leads Pysanka Workshops to Benefit Ukraine

July 2022

Fourth-generation Ukrainian-American Amelia Randich, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology at Scranton, led four pysanka workshops in April on campus to raise money for World Central Kitchen for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

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Fourth-generation Ukrainian-American Amelia Randich, Ph.D., led several workshops to raise money for Ukraine in April. She is pictured here teaching the children of her fellow biology professor Anne Royer, Ph.D., about pysanka.

Focus on Faculty

Fall 2021

Read highlights about what some of our faculty members are up to at Scranton from the spring, summer and fall.

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Scranton Journal focuses on significant achievements of several University faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching.

Focus on Faculty

Spring - April 2021

Read news and highlights about faculty from the spring 2021 semester.

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Scranton Journal focuses on significant achievements of several University faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching.

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Spring - February 2021

Read news and highlights about faculty from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

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Scranton Journal focuses on significant achievements of several University faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching.

Focus on Faculty: Books

Spring - February 2021

Several University faculty members published books this past year. Here, we highlight a few.

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Scranton Journal focuses on significant achievements of several University faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching.

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Fall - December 2020

Read news and highlights about faculty from the fall 2020 semester.

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Scranton Journal focuses on significant achievements of several University faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching.

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Fall - October 2020

Read news and highlights about faculty from the spring and early fall 2020 semesters.

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Scranton Journal focuses on significant achievements of several University faculty members who are passionate about research and teaching.

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Spring 2020

Read news and highlights about faculty from the fall 2019 and early spring 2020 semesters.

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Nathaniel Frissell operates a ham radio station in a tent at the annual Field Day operating event. The Personal Space Weather Station project seeks to use signals by stations such as these to help understand the ionosphere and the impact of space weather on communications. INSET: Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., physics and electrical engineering professor

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Fall 2019

Read news and highlights about faculty from the spring and summer 2019.

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Professor Susan Poulson

University Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Fall 2019

Eleven University of Scranton faculty members were honored recently with Provost Faculty Enhancement awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship or service.

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El-Habib Zanzana receives his award.

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Spring 2019

Read news and highlights about faculty from the fall 2018 and early spring 2019 semesters.

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Peter Leininger, Ph.D. demonstrates blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy using the BFR Delphi unit and light-load exercise with a tourniquet. From left: Dr. Leininger and DPT graduate students Matthew Aitken ’17, Omar Amer, Stephanie Klug (demonstrating the therapy), Berta Carmo, Jonathan Mayes, Dublin, Dannylyn Manabat, Christine Kiefer ’17 and Sophia DiCamillo ’17.

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Fall 2018

Read faculty news highlights from the spring and summer.

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Together, Benjamin Bishop, Ph.D., and Renée Hakim, Ph.D., research virtual rehabilitation

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Spring 2018

Read faculty news from the summer and fall 2017, here.

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Students and faculty members gather at the equator during intersession 2017 with their Healthcare in Africa and Christianity in Africa courses.

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Fall 2017

A collection of faculty news from spring 2017 is below.

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Faculty members Thomas Hogan, Ph.D., and John Norcross, Ph.D., and staff psychologist Leah Popple, Psy.D., collaborate to publish books.

Faculty News

Spring 2017

A collection of faculty news from summer and fall 2016 is below.

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Faculty members Thomas Hogan, Ph.D., and John Norcross, Ph.D., and staff psychologist Leah Popple, Psy.D., collaborate to publish books.

Faculty News

Fall 2016

A collection of faculty news from the spring and summer 2016 is below.

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Students in Professor Joseph Cimini’s Criminal Justice Process course gathered for a photo during his last class at Scranton.

Faculty News

Spring 2016

A collection of faculty news from the fall and winter 2015 is below, featuring everything from awardees to faculty-student collaboration.

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Students in Professor Joseph Cimini’s Criminal Justice Process course gathered for a photo during his last class at Scranton.

Faculty News

Fall 2015

A collection of faculty news from winter, spring and summer 2015 is below, featuring everything from teachers of the year to awardees in scholarship and service.

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Students in Professor Joseph Cimini’s Criminal Justice Process course gathered for a photo during his last class at Scranton.

Klonoski Named Scranton’s CASE Teacher of the Year

Fall 2014

Richard J. Klonoski, Ph.D. ’74, professor of philosophy, was named the University’s CASE Professor of the Year in recognition of his outstanding performance.

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Students in Professor Joseph Cimini’s Criminal Justice Process course gathered for a photo during his last class at Scranton.

Professor Presents at World Congress of Philosophy

Spring 2014

Philosophy is important in a democracy. The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates knew that and defended democracy even while the Athenian democratic regime under which he lived had him executed.

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Richard J. Klonoski, Ph.D.

Intersession Grants Awarded to Eight

Spring 2014

Eight faculty members of The University of Scranton were awarded development intersession grants for January 2014.

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Richard J. Klonoski, Ph.D.

Faculty Receive Recognition for Teaching Excellence

Fall 2013

Three faculty members have received recognition for teaching excellence.

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Richard J. Klonoski, Ph.D.

Faculty News

Spring 2012

The following news items highlight the many recent accomplishments and research experiences of our faculty and staff members.

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Richard J. Klonoski, Ph.D.

Faculty & Staff News

Fall 2011

The following news items highlight the many recent accomplishments of our faculty and staff members.

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The University presented Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards to three staff members this spring, recognizing members of the University’s staff who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the mission of Scranton. Pictured (from left) are: Sursum Corda Award recipients Paulette Karlavige, director, payroll information system; Thomas Yablonski, physical plant; and Nancy Gownley, faculty secretary, accounting.
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