Drew faculty have always been known for their extraordinary commitment to teaching.  What may not be as widely known is that they are active scholars in their own right.  Thanks to the Faculty Research Series, their research, writing and creative work are being shared through on-going presentations to campus audiences.

In 2006, then-Associate, Dean Wendy Kolmar launched the series “to provide an opportunity for faculty to share their intellectual work with each other, to create conversations across departmental and disciplinary lines.”  That first series included Tammy Windfelder discussing her field work in primate behavior, Karen Pechilis on a Hindu female saint, and Peggy Kuntz on St. Peter’s Basilica.

The 2012-13 series introduces new faculty, and their work, to the Drew community:

profLearning by Doing and Stock Market Participation:  An Experimental Approach

Giandomenico Sarolli, Assistant Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Wall Street Semester.

Read summary of September 20, 2012 presentation

After a career at JP Morgan, Giandomenico Sarolli earned a Ph.D. in economics from University of Virginia.  He taught at Washington & Lee’s Williams School of Business, University of Virginia, and Sweet Briar College.

JaisingThe Case of the Life Narrative: Literature, Politics, and the Global Marketplace.

Shakti Jaising, Assistant Professor of English

Read summary of October 18, 2012 presentation

Shakti Jaising came to Drew in 2011.  She holds a B.A. from University of Mumbai, M.A. from University of Florida; M.F.A. from Temple University; and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

chiImproved Legal Status as the Major Source of Earnings Premiums Associated with Intermarriage: Evidence from the 1986 IRCA Amnesty

Miao Chi, Assistant Professor of Economics

Read summary of November 8, 2012 presentation

Miao Chi joined the Drew faculty in 2011 after teaching at Rollins College. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

CerasoHoudini Among the Spirits

Chris Ceraso, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Read summary of February 21, 2012 presentation

Chris Ceraso is a working actor and a playwright. He has appeared in premieres of work by such writers as John Guare, David Mamet, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lanford Wilson, on TV (several appearances “Law and Order) and in independent films.

Upcoming Presentations

Hannah Wells, Assistant Professor of English

March 21, 2013

Claire Sherman, Assistant Professor of Art

April 18, 2013

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