Research and Scholarship

Collaborative Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Kimberly A. Olszewski

Kim Olszewski, D.N.P., assistant professor of nursing, recently presented at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego, California. Her presentation was entitled “Occupational Health and Social Media: Guiding Employees Safely”. Olszewski’s presentation provided practical suggestions on promoting wellness and healthier lifestyles for employees beyond the 40 hour workweek. Living a healthier lifestyle occurs 24/7 and the use of the internet to access health information via social media sites, blogs, and other websites has become a daily activity.

Jerry Wemple

Jerry Wemple, MFA, professor of English, recently featured in the book, So Far…So Close, and the accompanying photo exhibit presented by Albright College, Reading. The book consists of interviews, photographs and excerpt of the writings of 10 Pennsylvania authors and 10 authors from Tarapacá in northern Chile. The goal of the book is to overcome distance and language and demonstrate that although the world is large, its inhabitants do not live far apart.

Student Research

Learning beyond the classroom

More than 150 student researchers capped the spring semester, and the 2013-14 academic year, by showcasing their work during scholarship celebrations hosted by the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology across campus.

Student Research

Among the variety of science and technology research topics included the using remote sensing techniques to analyze vegetation, sampling residential water outside the Marcellus Shale region and using Google mapping to measure the effectiveness of sand dune stabilization.

Among the variety of education research topics included the effects of touch math, effectiveness of homework and impact of school-wide positive behavior interventions.

Among the variety of liberal arts presentation topics included the philosophical effects of disgust on morality, the influence of Catalonian and Parisian Culture in art, and American-Chinese relations during the Robert Nixon administration. Among the topics of posters included an ethnographic approach to the availability of autism support and services, personalized email communication between students and professors and gender perceptions in family life.