Research and Scholarship

Collaborative Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Philip Polstra

Philip Polstra, Ph.D., associate professor of digital forensics, recently did a webinar, “Bad USB – Why USB security is badly broken,” for the CISO Platform — an international organization dedicated to getting pertinent information into the hands of senior security executives and decision makers in a timely manner. Others have described Polstra as one of the top security researchers in the world. He is internationally recognized for his work with USB security and forensics. His USB-related work has been presented at top conferences around the world and presented in a number of publications.

Ferda Asya

Ferda Asya, Ph.D., professor of English, had her review of Diane Johnson’s Flyover Lives: A Memoir recently published in the American Studies Journal. 53.3 (Summer 2014): 88-89. Print. The American Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that provides a forum for intellectual debate about all aspects of social, cultural, and political life in the United States. It aims to present new and challenging research in the humanities to both academic and a non-academic audiences around the world.

COST research on full display

Nearly 50 students within the College of Science and Technology recently presented their research as part of COST’s fall Research and Scholarship Day at Hartline Science Center. Specifically, there were 20 speaker presentations and 15 poster presentations.

Additionally, there was a faculty presentation by Helmut Doll, professor of instructional technology and Swapan Mookerjee, professor of exercise science, who presented “Development of a Computerized App for Assessment in a Wellness Course.”

Two-year bioDensity project begins

bioDensity Research

A unique performance heath research opportunity has come to campus, resulting in a collaborative project for the Department of Exercise Science through the fall of 2017. Performance Health Systems, LLC awarded Swapan Mookerjee, professor of exercise science, a two-year research contract that provides more than $20,000 worth of equipment and logistical support to the department’s physiology laboratory along with the provision for a graduate assistantship, which was made possible with matching funds from the university.

“This project provides us a unique opportunity to conduct research, which will culminate in faculty-student collaborative presentations, papers and masters theses,” Mookerjee said. “The equipment is currently mainly available in clinical sites across the country.”

Graduate and undergraduate students will be involved in all the research projects, according to Mookerjee, who added these types of collaborative projects typically result in conference presentations, papers and thesis projects.