Collins College of Professional Studies Faculty Research Archive

Research conducted at The Collins College of Professional Studies has grown over the past few years. Below are different areas of research topics our faculty are exploring.

Boland-DeVito, Joyce, Esq. (School of Law) 

  • wrote a law review article, "Fashion(ing) a Political Statement: A Review of the Legal & Social Issues that Arise from Banned Political Clothing and Other Controversial Fashion Items in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky" was published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. Read more here.

Bukhari, Syed Ahmad Chan (Healthcare Informatics) 

  • has been awarded the Technological Innovation Award for significant advances in the processing and standardization of biomedical data as well as for demonstrating dedication and service to his profession. 

Christoforou'sDr. Christoforos (Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science) 

  • wrote an article titled “Your Brain on the Movies: A Computational Approach for Predicting Box-office Performance from Viewer's Brain Responses to Movie Trailers” published in the top-tier, peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Neuroinformatics was featured in the Editor's Pick of the NMSBA's “Neuromarketing Year Book 2019” as one of the Most Impactful papers in the field. Click here to read the full publication:
  • is part of the multi-national team that was awarded a €142,000 research grant for the study of reading difficulties in children. Specifically, Dr. Christoforou served as co-principal investigator on the project "ReDI-Stance - Reading Difficulties Intervention: Scientific, Technological, and New Community Efforts". The project is funded by the Research and Innovation Foundation under the Competitive Program "Excellence Hubs" and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Funds. Link to the project announcement:

  • was the co-principal investigator of project which received a €142,000 grant from the EU Structural Funds Excellence: “ReDI-Stance: Reading difficulties intervention: Scientific, technological, and new community efforts.” Along with Dr. Fazel Keshtkar (Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science), he also received a $20,000 grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation to support their research, “Human-robot interaction: Comparing user’s perception to Alexa and Pepper- the humanoid robot."

Fondren, Elisabeth (Mass Communication)

Gibaldi, Dr. Carmine (Administration and Economics)

Harte, Brian  (Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies)

Iandoli, Luca (Associate Dean for Global Programs)

  • received a Best Paper Award from the Association for Information Systems at their Virtual Conference, AMCIS 2020, held from August 10 through 14. The paper and the presentation are both accessible at this link.
  • is the author of three  publications that provide an overview of his research work on Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (2019). Read more here.

Kim, Sungwon (Sport Management)

  • studied the risk of concussion among young soccer athletes. Click here to read more about this important study.

Merenda, April (Administration and Economics)

  • talks about her research on how travel will adapt post-pandemic on SJU Power Hour Episode 4, May 14, 2020. Listen here. Click here to view the full presentation on the research.

Pal, Dr. Ipshita (Health and Human Services)

  • received a $40,619 grant from the Society of Human Resource Management to support her research project, “National study of the changing workforce 2016.” Her paper, “Health effects of paid family leave: New evidence from New Jersey” was selected as a “Best Paper” at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Symposium in June 2018.

Palomba, Dr. Anthony (Mass Communication)

  • was honored as a Faculty Fellow at the annual meetings of the National Association of Television Programming Executives in Miami, FL, January, 2019.

Parikka, Dr. Tuija (Mass Communication)

Park, Seunghyun “Brian”(Administration and Economics / Hospitality Management)

  • published the research article: Song, S., Park, S. B., & Park, K. (2020). Thematic analysis of destination images for social media engagement marketing. Industrial Management & Data Systems [SCIE, Impact factor: 4.89].
    Click here to read more.
  • published the research article: Ok, C. M., Park, K., Park, S. B., & Jeon, H. H. (2020). Event participation and advocacy: assessing the role of affective commitment and perceived benefits. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing [SSCI, Impact factor: 2.988], 37(1), 128-140. doi:10.1080/10548408.2020.1722783
    Click here to read more.
  • Why does Disneyland bring us so much joy?  Are all traveler's emotions the same throughout the theme park? Dr. Park explores this topic as well as investigating consumer emotions on cruises, in restaurants, at theme parks and festivals, and on airlines. 
    Click here to read more about his research on this fascinating topic!

Schmeelk, Suzanna (Computer Science, Mathematics and Science) 

  • gives a talk at Cornell-Q in Doha examining identity theft through the lens of medical record data breaches. Read more here.

Spearman, Dr. Lequez (Sport Management)

  • was awarded a St. John’s University Seed Grant/Venture Capital Grant Program of $4146 to support his proposal, “Bringing professionals to the Online Classroom.”

Xu, Dr. Jie (Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies)

  • received St. John’s University Seed Grant/Venture Capital Grant Program of $4500 to support her proposal,“Artificial intelligence for Urban Crime detection.”

    Yadav, Dr. Nikhil (Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science)

    • received NJ/NY Teaching Award for Computer Science Education. Peers nominate faculty in the New Jersey/New York area for outstanding teaching in Computer Science. The award was presented at the 6th Annual NY/NJ Conference of Computer Science Chairs at in Jersey City, NJ, in July 2018