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Dr. Lucy Ford

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

11/02/2015

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

09/10/2015

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

07/09/2015

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.

06/18/2015

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

06/18/2015

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


Pope Francis and Catholic Philadelphia

06/01/2015

Katie Oxx, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, discusses a brief history of Catholicism in Philadelphia and shares her thoughts on how it will inform Pope Francis' visit.


Solomon

All Work and No Play? The Impact of Gamification on ‘Traditional’ Industries

05/21/2015

What do filling out insurance forms, applying for a mortgage, registering for healthcare benefits, completing data entry, or working with thousands of lines of code have in common with playing video games? Perhaps more than you’d think, thanks to a hot trend called “gamification.”


Pope Francis and Servant Leadership

05/12/2015

In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, Ronald Dufresne Ph.D., associate professor of management, explores Pope Francis' example of servant leadership. Dufresne, along with SJU colleagues Karin Botto and E.


Pope Francis as Pastor

04/21/2015

In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies, discusses Francis in the context of his two immediate predecessors.


Dennis G. Raible, C.P.A., visiting professor of accounting

The Trickiest Tax Season Yet: Advice from an Expert

02/17/2015

“Every year, changes are made to the tax code and annual renewals of proposed deductions or credits,” explains Dennis G. Raible, C.P.A., visiting professor of accounting at Saint Joseph’s University. But this year, a few things will make filing more complicated.