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:
Learning 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.
The Case of the Life Narrative: Literature, Politics, and the Global Marketplace.
Shakti Jaising, Assistant Professor of EnglishRead 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.
Improved Legal Status as the Major Source of Earnings Premiums Associated with Intermarriage: Evidence from the 1986 IRCA Amnesty
Miao Chi, Assistant Professor of EconomicsRead 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.
Houdini Among the Spirits
Chris Ceraso, Associate Professor of Theatre ArtsRead 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.
Hannah Wells, Assistant Professor of English
March 21, 2013
Claire Sherman, Assistant Professor of Art
April 18, 2013