Morris Research Grant Recipients for 2013-14 Announced

Friday, September 27, 2013

From sociology to management, political science to accounting, faculty members receiving this year’s Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research reflect the academic breadth and depth of Saint Joseph’s University.

Thanks to a generous gift from Saint Joseph’s alumnus Michael J. Morris ’56 last year, the University established a fund that annually awards up to 10 grants (five available in each college) in the amount of $1,200 each to both tenured and tenure-track faculty who have been active in research. 

“Faculty research is a hallmark of academic excellence at Saint Joseph’s,” said Morris. “In establishing the Morris Grants for Scholarly Research, my intention is to encourage and promote faculty research and publication to further strengthen the university’s academic reputation.”

 “Through Mike Morris’s generosity, our faculty is advancing the academic distinction of the University in their pursuits of research and scholarship in their respective fields,” said Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D.  “The research projects of last year’s recipients have been published in numerous scholarly journals and presented at academic conferences in this country and abroad.”

Here are the Morris Grant recipients for 2013-14:

College of Arts & Sciences Haub School of Business

Keith Brown, Ph.D., Sociology

"Fighting for Fair Trade Coffee" and presenting related research at the Consumer Culture Theory Conference


Timothy Swift, Ph.D., Management

Proactive R&D Management and Information Disclosure


Kazuya Fukuoka, Ph.D., Political Science

"Japan's Memory Turn in the 1990s: On Why, How and What Questions"


Elena Lvina, Ph.D., Management

Importance and benefits of political skills in Management


Emily Hage, Ph.D., Art

"Bay Area Dadazines and Punk Zines in 1970s California: Sites of Cross-Fertilization," and presenting the related research at the College Art Association Conference   


Feng Shen, Ph.D., Marketing

A Content Analysis of Video and Music Styles in the 2008 and Presidential Campaigns


Christina King Smith, Ph.D., Biology

Research into cell motility in an experimentally tractable system and presenting the related research at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology


Jing Lin, Ph.D., Accounting

Examine the reporting practice of R&D activities by companies in China and assess whether such reporting affects a firm's value in the market


Kristopher Tapp, Ph.D., Mathematics

Continuing research in the field of Riemannian geometry with results published in a peer-reviewed article, in an academic journal or its creative equivalent


Rashmi Malhotra, Ph.D., Accounting

Evaluating the impact of advertising on sales and profitability in apparel industry