Faculty Research Receives Support from Morris Grants

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ten faculty members representing disciplines from the College of Arts and Sciences and Haub School of Business have been announced as recipients of Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research. The grants will allow these scholars to advance their research and scholarly pursuits this academic year.

With a gift from Morris in 2011, SJU established the fund to bestow up to 10 grants each year in the amount of $1,200, awarded to faculty who have been active in research.

“Faculty research is a crucial aspect of Saint Joseph’s scholarly mission,” says Morris. “These grants encourage and promote research and publication, strengthening the University’s academic reputation and ensuring a quality education for students.”

The Morris Grant recipients for 2016-17 are as follows:

College of Arts & Sciences Haub School of Business
Close Christopher Close, Ph.D., History

Attendance at the academic conference Fruhe Neuzeit Intrdisziplinar in St. Louis to present research from two chapters in current book
Lvina Elena Lvina, Ph.D., Management

“Longitudinal data collected in Canadian business school that focuses on group diversity and its role in team dynamics and effectiveness in the academic context”

Piotr Habdas, Ph.D., Physics

Understanding the detailed mechanism of which attractive colloidal glasses form and how they differ from repulsive glasses. Obtained results will confirm or refute current computer simulations and theories. Such fundamental knowledge of complex systems will aid development of new complex materials and provide insight into practical applications.

Malhotra Rashmi Malhotra, Ph.D., Decision and System Sciences

“Data envelopment analysis, swarm intelligence, electronic commerce, business modeling, neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, knowledge-based systems and knowledge management, software engineering, decision support systems, object-oriented paradigm and simulation”
Liebell Susan Liebell, Ph.D., Political Science

Research, writing and presenting book chapters from her book, Armed and Disarmed:  How Gun Rights Threaten and Enable Democratic Citizenship; plus exploratory research for a future article-length project.
Mauri Alfredo Mauri, Ph.D., Management

“Global strategy, internationalization processes, dynamics of competition, pedagogical tools for teaching strategic management and international business”
Powell Kersti Powell, D.Phil., English

“Post/Einsteinian Science and the Literary Marketplace: Banville, Stoppard, Fowles”
Figueiredo Joao Neiva de Figueiredo, Ph.D., Management

“The development of a decision support methodology to increase public school education efficiency at the municipal/metropolitan level in Brazil through optimization of the allocation efficiency of public school resources”
Spinner Jenny Spinner, Ph.D., English

“The Florence Crittenton Anchorage in Chicago, a home for unwed mothers open from 1949 - 1973.”
Smith Brent Smith, Ph.D., Marketing

“A multi-country survey of business students and their perspectives on academic honesty”

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