We are pleased to announce the April 2021 virtual Research Month events at St. John’s University. This year’s celebration of research is especially significant as we mark St. John’s 150th Anniversary under the theme, “Faithful to the Mission.”
On behalf of the entire Research Month Planning Committee, we would like to welcome you to St. John’s University’s 2021 Research Month virtual events. April is recognized as Research Month at SJU and during this time, we celebrate the incredible research efforts of the St. John’s community. Research opportunities add an important and valuable dimension to a St. John’s education. Experience working on research projects is considered a high-impact educational practice and we are thrilled to share with you the work of our students and faculty. The diversity of topics and projects in which our students participate is a testament to the outstanding talent of St. John’s student body. Please explore the Research Month website and consider joining the events.
Many thanks to the volunteers for their hard work, dedication, and efforts to make Research Month an important highlight for St. John’s. A list of the Research Month committee members can be found below the calendar of events.
Please review the two inspiring videos from our University’s Provost and Vice-Provost and then review the calendar of events.
Thank you and enjoy the Research Month activities that have been organized for you.
Jared E. Littman, Cynthia R. Phillips
Research Month Committee Co-Chairs
Sophie Bell, Associate Professor in the Department of English in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Carline Bennett, Director of the Ozanam Scholars Program
Irene Caccavallo, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provosts
Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Professions, Assistant Dean, Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Founding Director, Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
Meghan Clark, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Joan DeBello, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Computer Science, Mathematics and Science in the Collins College of Professional Studies, and Faculty Coordinator, Women in Science
Tamara Del Vecchio, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Robert Fanuzzi, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, and Director of Civic Engagement on the Staten Island Campus and Associate Professor in the Department of English in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Anne Galvin, Associate Profess in the Department Anthropology and Sociology in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lisa Getman, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Judy Lam, CTL Assistant, Center for Teaching and Learning
Jared Littman, Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Research
André McKenzie, Vice Provost for Academic Support Services and Faculty Development, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education
Alex Morel, Professor in the Department of Art and Design in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Marie Nitopi, IRB Coordinator and Women in Science Coordinator
Cynthia Phillips, Associate Professor of Accounting in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Interim Executive Director, Office of Online Learning and Services
Susan Weber, Associate Professor in the Division of Mass Communication in the Collins College of Professional Studies
A faculty mentor is a project advisor. He or she will contribute varying degrees of guidance to the project that a student presents. When establishing this relationship it is important to remember:
2020 (Research Month activities and events for the Queens Campus were cancelled for this year. To acknowledge your hard work, we have created booklets for the poster session and for the student research conference that include the information you submitted when you registered for the events, including presenter/mentor names, presentation titles and abstracts.)Queens Campus Student and Faculty Poster/Film Presentations Booklet
Queens Campus Student Research Conference Booklet31st Annual Grants Reception
On Thursday, April 11 the poster and film session will be held in Taffner Field House. The awards program for student poster presenters will be in the following categories: graduate science posters, graduate humanities posters, undergraduate science posters, and undergraduate humanities posters.
The oral presentations will take place on Thursday, April 25 in the D’Angelo Center. The awards program for student presenters will be in the following categories: graduate, undergraduate science and undergraduate humanities.
Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. To be eligible, students must submit an abstract describing their presentation when they register.
A list of the awards
Rubric for Judging Student Oral Presentations
Rubric for Judging Student Posters
Specifics: The presenters should provide their own self-standing poster board. Presenters will be assigned a number and spot on a table on which to display the poster and any models. (There will be no posters on the wall.) Poster size - 3 ft. by 4 ft. If you are using a laptop, it must be fully charged, there is no access to electrical outlets.
2020Staten Island Campus Mentored Research Student Conference Winners
Thursday, April 16, 2020WebEx Recording
Excellence in Scholarship/Poster:
A three-way tie for first place:
Amanda Aurilia, “Prosodic Analysis of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Dr. Gary Martin, Faculty Mentor
Arpit Nagra, “An Acoustic Analysis of Prosody in a Boy with Fragile X Syndrome and Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Dr. Gary Martin, Faculty Mentor
Gwyneth Swinburne, “Speech Pathologists’ Knowledge and Opinions about Breast-Feeding”
Dr. Karece Lopez, Faculty Mentor
Honorable mention:Elise Brockenberry, “Perpetuating Mental Health Stigmas in the African-American Community”
Dr. Miguel Roig, Faculty Mentor
Excellence in Scholarship/Power Point Presentation
Gwyneth Swinburne, “Equal Access to Speech Language Pathologists in New York City”
Dr. Gary Martin, Faculty Mentor
Matthew Kramer, “Did the Eighteenth-Century Literature of Abolition Promote and Extend Capitalism in Opposing the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade?”
Dr. Robert Fanuzzi, Faculty MentorDaria Semisynova, “The Effect of U. S. Sanctions on Russia, 2014-16”
Dr. Ralph Terregrossa, Faculty Mentor
2020 Staten Island Campus Student Winners
2019 Queens Campus Student Poster Winners
2019 Queens Campus Student Oral Presentation Winners