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Faculty Research Consortium

The Vincentian Institute for Social Action was created to provide faculty and students with an academic platform to address issues of social injustice. Responsible for the academic integrity of the Institute is the Faculty Research Consortium (FRC). The FRC is a select group of interdisciplinary faculty members who have demonstrated teaching, research and scholarly expertise in areas related to community service, civic engagement and social responsibility. Guided by a Chair, the Consortium provides leadership for service initiatives which impact impoverished communities through research.  The Faculty Research Consortium exemplifies the Vincentian Mission through scholarship and research.  As a strategic planning group for the institute, the FRC is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality experiences for students, faculty, and community partners by evaluating outcomes of all programs. 


Consortium Membership

John Conry, Pharm.D., Chair
Clinical Professor
Assistant Dean for Service Programs
Clinical Health Professions Department
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Elissa J. Brown, Ph.,D.
Professor of Psychology
Founder and Executive Director, Child HELP Partnership
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Igor Tomic, Ph.,D.
Director of the Financial Services Institute
Editor of the Review of Business
Economics and Finance
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Howard Abadinsky, MSW Ph.,D.
Professor of Criminal Justice 
College of Professional Studies

Roberta L. Hayes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Scientific Inquiry Core
Institute for Core Studies
St John's College of Liberal Arts and Science 

Robert Eschenauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chair of the Counselor Education Department
School of Education

For more information on the FRC, please contact us at 718-990-8331.