CoAS Accomplishments in Brief
June 3, 2021
We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Debjani Bhattacharrya, PhD, associate professor of history, received a senior short-term fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to support four months of archival research in India.
Rebecca Clothey, PhD, associate head of Global Studies and Modern Languages, was elected to the board of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
Psychology graduate student Jenna Damico received the Pennsylvania Psychological Association Student Education Award.
Steve Vásquez Dolph, PhD, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, received the Dr. Donna M. Murasko Distinguished Faculty Award for Innovation in Civic Engagement from the Lindy Center.
Psychology graduate student Fareshte Erani received the 2021 Francis Fields Memorial Award from the Philadelphia Neuropsychological Society.
Psychology graduate student Holly Gerber received the Division 19 Student Initiative Fund Award for her dissertation.
Serena Joury, undergraduate biodiversity, earth and environmental science student, received a DAAD RISE fellowship to work in Germany this summer at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.
Elizabeth Kimball, PhD, assistant professor of English, received the Dr. Mark L. Greenberg Distinguished Faculty Award for Community-Based Learning from the Lindy Center.
Nic John Ramos, PhD, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Myrna Shure, PhD, professor emerita of psychology, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for the Promotion of Social & Emotional Learning (CPSEL).
Paakhi Srivastava, PhD, WELL Center, was named the winner of the Academic of Eating Disorders (AED) Body Image & Prevention SIG Early Career Award.
Psychology graduate student Catherine Stephan recieved the 2021 President’s Award from the Philadelphia Neuropsychological Society.
Judy Swanick, WELL Center operations manager, was selected as vice president of the Drexel Veterans Colleague Resource Group.
Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD, associate dean for research and associate professor of psychology, and John Medaglia, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, are part of a team that received a grant through NIH ENDURE (Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity Through Undergraduate Research Experiences), which will allow them the opportunity to mentor an underrepresented minority (URM) undergrad for the summer.
Chrysikou was also awarded a $1,398,043 grant through the National Science Foundation for her project “Collaborative Research: Learning Preferences and Domain Differences in Design Fixation.”
Diane Dallal, a clinical psychology PhD student under the mentorship of Evan Forman, PhD, professor of psychology and director of the WELL Center, was awarded a Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant in the amount of $1,115 for her proposal “Understanding Reward Compensation: A Multimodal Investigation into the Role of Reward Deficit in Obesity and Consumption of High-Reward Foods."
Evan Forman, PhD, professor of psychology and director of the WELL Center, was awarded a $2.97K grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project "Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Delivery of Weight Loss Treatment."
Psychology major Vida Manalang ’21 is one of the recipients of APA Division 10’s very first micro grants for her research Project REAL (Role of Emptions in Actors’ Living) Performance.
Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, distinguished university professor of psychology, and Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology and professor of medicine, received a 5-year grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to support their research entitled “Reducing Suicide Risk in Older Veterans with Mental Health Disorders Using Problem Solving Therapy.”
Jay Orne, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, was awarded a Williams Institute small grant for research on the effects of policing on queer BIPOC’s health.
Jennifer Schwartz, PhD, associate teaching professor of psychology and director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC), was awarded a grant from the Truist Foundation for $22,461 to help the PSC fund technology and patient costs related to COVID-19.
Drexel Writers Room received a $5,000 Amazon Literary Partnership grant.
Michael Berry, Ph.D. student in clinical psychology, along with Margaret Sala, postdoctoral fellow at the WELL Center, Sophie Abber, graduate psychology student, and Evan Forman, PhD, professor of psychology and director of the WELL Center, had their manuscript "Incorporating automated digital interventions into coach-delivered weight loss treatment: A meta-analysis” accepted by Health Psychology, one of the field’s premier journals.
Kelly Joyce, PhD, interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology, and Susan Bell, PhD, professor of sociology, had their paper “Toward a Sociology of Artificial Intelligence: A Call for Research on Inequalities and Structural Change” published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.
Elizabeth Kimball, PhD, assistant professor of English, published a new book, Translingual Inheritance: Language Diversity in Early National Philadelphia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021).
Miriam Kotzin, PhD, professor of English, has microfiction forthcoming in Blink Ink, Five Minutes and 50 Give or Take, as well as three poems forthcoming in Offcourse.
Lynn Levin, adjunct associate professor of English, published her short story “Mothers and Daughters” in the 2021 issue of Valparaiso Fiction Review. Levin also published a short story titled “Evermay Blair” in the Spring 2021 issue of Amarillo Bay.
Amanda McMillan Lequieu, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, and Katy Viera ’20 co-authored the paper “Coffee on a Hot Planet: How Climate Change Exacerbates Existing Inequities in the Global Coffee Commodity Chain” in Case Studies in the Environment.
Harriet Levin Millan, associate teaching professor of English, published three poems and a short story in the Spring 2021 The Hamilton Stone Review.
Leah Mele, Creative Writing MFA student, published a piece of creative nonfiction titled “Second Sight” in Barren Magazine.
Marilyn Piety, PhD, professor of philosophy, published an essay titled “Enemies of Science” in Counterpunch.
Maegan Poland, PhD, assistant teaching professor of English, published a collection of short stories titled What Makes You Think You’re Awake? (Blair, 2021).
Don Riggs, PhD, teaching professor of English, published a new collection of poetry titled The Road is Not the Journey (Editura Pim, 2021).
Political Science major Zyrah Alvi and Communication major Liz Pham presented research on corruption and education at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Forum.
Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, distinguished university professor of psychology, was invited to address the New Zealand Psychological Association on Emotion-Centered Problem-Solving Therapy.
Global Studies major Kejsi Ruka presented her research “Understanding Labor Union Views on Energy Futures,” conducted with the Labor and Energy Project at Drexel, at the Stanford Student Research Conference. Her poster was awarded the Best Poster in the Qualitative Social Science Research Category.
Sociology major Victoria Wible presented her research “Analyzing Union Apprenticeship and Training Opportunities in a Clean Energy Transition,” which was conducted during her co-op with the Labor and Energy Project at Drexel, at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Science Conference.
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