The National Science Foundation awarded Matthew D. Nelson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University, a $750,000 grant to continue his research into the neuroscience of sleep.
Students and faculty collaborate to confront a broad range of societal issues, from eliminating antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” to studying the role of hair salons in combating domestic violence in immigrant communities.
Mary Kate Sheplock ’20, spent the summer exploring if bike exercise has power to improve behavior for individuals on the autism spectrum as part of the Summer Scholars Program.
Collin Petersen, a junior philosophy major, helped catalog SJU's pre-Columbian Latin American pottery collection as part of a Summer Scholars project.
Centers & Institutes
Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
The Kinney Center prepares students to become confident, skilled autism professionals. Students receive 2,000 hours of real-world experience while being challenged to think creatively and meaningfully about the field of autism.
Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management
From scholarship support to industry symposia to a professional fraternity, the academy offers vital resources for students pursuing careers in risk management and insurance. Here’s where you’ll network with industry pros, connect with internships and access career counseling and placement services.
Institute of Clinical Bioethics
At the Institute for Clinical Bioethics, faculty and fellows collaborate on game-changing interdisciplinary research projects. Drawing on its deep ties to hospitals and health centers, the institute also sponsors lectures, publishes an international journal and provides health screenings for Philadelphia’s immigrant community.
Academy of Food Marketing
Home base for SJU’s worldwide leadership in food marketing education and research, this center boasts expert faculty who lecture globally, publish broadly and contribute regularly to national media. Their research runs the gamut from food service to nutrition to locavores.
Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics
Through faculty research, guest speakers and special lectures, the Arrupe Center trains students to reflect on ethical issues — and to incorporate that perspective into the business decision-making process. The center also sponsors faculty research projects and student ethics competitions.
The Impact of Research
I’m pursuing my doctor of physical therapy degree and completing a year-long clinical internship at a nearby medical center, focusing on the rehabilitation of medically complex patients. I remain grateful to the faculty in the chemistry department at SJU and to the McNulty program for equipping me with the knowledge and leadership skills to confidently enter my profession."
I have had so many mentors at SJU who have supported and encouraged me. Their support is integral to my success at SJU, especially to my Fellowship Award. I am very grateful to them and have learned so much from each of them.”
In August of 2018, after more than a year and a half of writing and editing, I had my research manuscript published in the international, academic, peer-reviewed journal Sex Roles. Following publication, my manuscript was written about in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including Newsweek and The Evening Standard."
Faculty in Focus
Our research faculty represents the best and brightest minds in academia. They’re at the top of their game and in demand — but they put their students first. Students work side by side with faculty, benefiting from their vast experience, mentorship and close relationships with industry and the community.
Stephanie Tryce teaches Business of Sports, Sports Law and Sports Marketing. Her research looks at the intersection of law and sports within the frameworks of marketing, civil rights and social justice. She lectures regularly and recently participated in panel discussions on the topics of Title IX and Equality in Sport.
Originally from Spain, Encarna Rodríguez worked as a school psychologist for the ministry of education and worked to pass comprehensive education reform legislation. At Saint Joe’s, she explores the intersection of neoliberalism and curriculum and works with grassroots activists to make urban education more equitable and community grounded.
An expert in consumer behavior and marketing research, Ernest Baskin studies how consumers’ judgments and biases impact their purchasing decisions. His research has been covered by major media outlets, and he frequently appears as a guest expert on TV and radio.
We Pull Out All the Stops
The Office of Research Services helps faculty, staff and students navigate the entire research life cycle, from finding funding to managing awards to overseeing regulatory compliance.