Research and Scholarship

Collaborative Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Michael Patte

Michael Patte, Ph.D., professor of education and child life specialist, along with his colleagues Jaipaul Roopnarine, James Johnson, and David Kischner had their book International Perspectives on Children's Play published by Open University Press. The book provides an analysis of children's play across many different cultural communities around the globe.

Jennifer Cughan

Jennifer L. Cughan, M.S., academic coordinator for TRiO Upward Bound, as a member of the ACT State Organization of PA she was elected as their state representative. That means she goes twice a year to meetings with the ‘movers and shakers’ of ACT—those professionals who guide the making of the ACT college ready-test and a plethora of other resources used by education and work force organizations throughout the world.

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.