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.
Below are the criteria for appointment to
- Demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement associated with
issues of poverty and social injustice
- Active participation in national conferences, grants programs
and peer reviewed journals
- Established relationships with community affiliates
- Possess an understanding of the University’s Vincentian
tradition and its application in an academic setting
- A record of excellence in teaching with a minimum rank of
- Successful achievement of tenure at St. John's University
Richard Sinatra, Ph.D., Chair
Professor of Literacy
Director of the Reading and Writing Education Center
The School of Education
John Conry, Pharm.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
Assistant Dean for Service Programs
Clinical Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Elissa Brown, Ph.,D.
Professor of Psychology
Director of the PARTNERS Program
Center for Psychological Services
St. John’s College
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 & Assistant Director
Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
College of Professional Studies
For more information on the FRC,
please contact us at (718) 990-8331.