Faculty Tips

  • Dr. Lucy Ford

    Making Time for Family: Will the U.S. Adopt Paid Family/Medical Leave?


    It’s a reality that most Americans will face at one time or another: the necessity to suspend work to care for a new baby or an adopted child, an ailing spouse or a parent, or to receive medical treatment for themselves. Yet, “the United States is the only developed country in the world without legislation for paid leave,” says Lucy R. Ford, Ph.D., director of the Managing Human Capital program and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Popular Music and Political Campaigns


    A feud between Neil Young and Donald Trump broke out this summer over the Republican candidate’s use of the singer’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” during oneof his rallies. This week, R.E.M. singer used strong words in telling Trump not to use the band's music to promote himself, sparking renewed conversation about the inclusion of popular music in political campaign strategies.

  • Stephanie Tryce, Ph.D.

    From the World Cup to the World’s Stage: The Future of Women’s Soccer


    On Sunday, July 5, the United States women’s soccer team defeated Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA World Cup – the most watched soccer game in U.S. history, with 25 million viewers. A media onslaught and a nationwide social media celebration featuring celebrities, athletes and politicians, has continued since then, raising the questions – how long will the hype last, and could this be a turning point for women’s sports?

  • Diane Phillips, Ph.D.

    The Influence of "Laudato si" on Sustainability in the U.S.


    Diane Phillips, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is available to comment on Pope Francis’s anticipated climate change encyclical, “Laudato si,” (Praised Be).

  • "Laudato si" is a Call for Justice


    Associate Professor of Biology Clint Springer, Ph.D., comments on Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato si."