Alumnus Morris ’56 Funds Grants for Faculty Research

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thanks to a generous gift from Saint Joseph’s alumnus Michael J. Morris ’56, the University recently established a fund for the Michael J. Morris Grants for Scholarly Research.

Up to 10 grant awards in the amount of $1,200 each may be made annually, with up to five grants available in each college. Current faculty members, both tenured and tenure-track, who have been active in research are eligible to apply. The deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business, in consultation with the Provost, will select the grant recipients. Tenure track faculty will be eligible to apply after their third article has been published or accepted for publication; tenured faculty must have a minimum of four articles either published or accepted for publication.

“We are thrilled and deeply grateful that Mike Morris has chosen to establish these grants to encourage and support our faculty in their pursuit of research and scholarship and to advance the academic distinction of the University,” said Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D. “We have had an enthusiastic response from faculty members applying for the grants.”

Here are the inaugural recipients of the Morris Research Grants and their research topics:

College of Arts & Sciences Haub School of Business

Gerald Beyer, Ph.D., Theology

Worker Rights and Socially Responsible
Investment in the Catholic Tradition:  Two Case Studies


Lucy Ford, Ph.D., Management

Clarify Threats to Construct Validity


Peter Clark, S.J., Ph.D., Theology

Mercy Health Promoter Model

John Neiva, Ph.D., Management

International Transactions in Operations Research


Susan Fenton, M.F.A., Art

Large Format Photograph Printing – Competition for the James A. Michener Art Museum


Amy Lipton, Ph.D., Finance

Equity Volatility, Bond Yields, and Yield Spreads


Althier Lazar, Ph.D., Teacher Education

Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs about Children, Caregivers, and Teaching in High Poverty Areas


W. Richard Sherman, J.D., Accounting

Research in Corporate Social Responsibility


Jodi Mindell, Ph.D.

Longitudinal Study on Relationship between Sleep and Development in Young Children


John Yi, Ph.D., Decision and System Sciences

Improve Development of Data Mining Models

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