Research and Scholarship

Collaborative Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesus

Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesus, Ph.D., professor of language and cultures, recently published short stories in the Anthology Trotamundos de la Palabra, editor Santiago Risso, Lima, Peru 2015. In addition, she received a travel grant to travel to Cuba from the Asociacion International de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispanica.

Michael Patte

Michael Patte, Ph.D., professor of education and child life specialist, recently offered three presentations: Adventure Playgrounds: Past, Present, and Future - A Panel Discussion & Planning at Implementing a Pop-Up Adventure Playground at the 41st International Conference of The Association for the Study of Play in San Antonio, Texas. Patte also offered Recess Research: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Perspectives on Play at School at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Philadelphia.

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.