The Medaille College Honors Program hosted its inaugural Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creativity Panel on Monday, November 18, in the Buffalo Campus Lecture Hall. Open to the entire campus community, the aim of the panel event was threefold: to celebrate faculty scholarship, to mentor students on the research process, and to promote the annual spring semester Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity Day.
The following faculty members served as panelists and presented their research:
• English Program Director and Professor Mary Lou Hill, Ph.D., spoke about the archival and genealogical research she conducted for her recently completed novel, The Chimera of Czarny Bryńsk.
• Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jianzhen Liu, Ph.D., introduced his contributions to mathematics with a focus on matrices.
• Biology Program Director and Assistant Professor Ryan Woodcock, Ph.D., featured his innovative research with undergraduates on flatworms.
• Associate Dean for Grant-Funded Student Support Programs and Adjunct Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies Hugh Burnam spoke of his doctoral research at Syracuse University on the experiences of Haudenosaunee men in higher education.
• Adjunct Professor in Undergraduate Business Kenyana David highlighted her research about consumerism from her book, It’s All About Strategy: A Workable Approach to Digital Content & Marketing.
• Adjunct Professor in Social Sciences Kaitlin Ahern discussed her doctoral research at the University at Buffalo on the archaeology of Mayan plazas and lime plaster in Guatemala.
The Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creativity Panel was organized by Assistant Professor of Biology and Honors Program Director Bernadette Clabeaux, Ph.D., ’05 and Assistant Professor of the Practice in History and Honors Program Co-Director Bridgette Slavin, Ph.D.