Faculty Scholarship

Engaging, dynamic faculty members are the heart of Alvernia University.

Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors who are committed foremost to their students’ success. More than two-thirds of them hold the highest degree available in their field. Outside of the classroom many regularly publish books and articles, present scholarly works at national and international conferences, and serve as field experts to the mass media — through newspaper, broadcast, and online outlets. It's no wonder that our students appreciate small class sizes (12:1 student to faculty ratio), personal attention, and breath of academic programs offered — relevant in today's world.

See below for work completed by our faculty outside of the classroom.


2018

Mark Kaufman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Kaufman gave a presentation titled “From Ashes to Ashenden: Maugham, Modernism, and Spyography” at the 133rd Modern Language Association Annual Convention in New York City in January 2018.

Adrean Turner
Marketing Economics Instructor
Adrean Turner penned “F.I.T. For Success,” published by Sound Wisdom in January. Turner’s FIT (Fearless, Inspired, Transformed) formula is designed to help readers reach their full career potential.

Ann Kriebel Gasparro, DrNP, MSN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Dr. Kriebel-Gasparro was invited to serve on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Rare Disease Advisory Council. The Council consists of patients, health care providers and government officials tasked with the longterm goal of creating greater awareness, support and funding for individuals in Pa., with a rare disease.

Mark Kaufman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Kaufman's essay, "Spyography: Compton Mackenzie, Modernism, and the Intelligence Memoir," is featured in a special espionage-themed issue of "The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945" (Volume 13, 2017).

Eric Recktenwald, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Recktenwald published a research article in the neuroscience journal Brain, Behavior, and Evolution. He is the first author on the paper titled “Connections of Anterior Thalamic Visual Centers in the Leopard Frog, Rana pipiens.” Recktenwald used neuronal tracers to map connections in the frog's thalamus and compared thalamic connections of frogs and humans.

Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication & English
Dr. Fitzpatrick presented a paper, “Feminist Strains and Subversive Communication in The Handmaid’s Tale: What We Can Learn About the Struggle for Human Rights from Literature and TV,” at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference, Nov. 2017, Philadelphia, Pa.

Bongrae Seok, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Seok presented a paper "Cognitive Science and Neuroaesthetics of Musical Chills" at the Fifth International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Aesthetic Experience (Trnava University, Tranava Slovakia, Nov. 7). In his paper, he discussed how neuroscience can help us explain aesthetics excitement of musical chills.

Caroline Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication & English
Dr. Fitzpatrick served as a judge for the Intellectual Freedom Challenge Essay Contest (November 2018) of the National English Honor Society for High Schools (NEHS), which inducts over 20,000 student members annually. The contest encourages students to write rationale essays based on potentially controversial texts and to compete for awards.



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