Critical Concern Faculty Collaboratives

Critical Concern Faculty Collaboratives

A two-year interdisciplinary faculty collaborative advances research, teaching and University initiatives that address the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy and contribute to the mercy, Catholic vocation of Salve Regina. McAuley Scholars each receive a grant to support a research or teaching initiative, engage student fellows, and convene in regular interdisciplinary seminars to advance this work.

Mercy Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaboratives

Past Faculty Collaboratives

Mercy Faculty Collaborative: Earth

Dr. Thomas Arruda
Associate professor, Department of Chemistry
Initiative: Raising energy awareness on Salve Regina’s campus

Dr. Heather Axen
Assistant professor, Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Initiative: Translating the science of molecular responses to climate change through art

Dr. Jameson Chace
Professor, Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies
Initiative: Designation of sentinel trees and arboretum planning for the North End

Dr. Craig Condella
Professor, Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies and Department of Philosophy
Initiative: Environmental justice Rose Island project

Jodie Mim Goodnough
Assistant professor, Department of Art and Art History
Initiative: Biophilia (completed)

Dr. Jen McClanaghan
Associate professor, Department of English, Communications and Media
Initiative: The cloud machine

Mercy Faculty Collaborative: Race

Dr. Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi
Assistant professor, Department of Psychology
Initiative: A cross-cultural content analysis of cover models in Nigerian and Kenyan women’s magazines

Lindsay Guarino
Associate professor, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
Initiative: Institute for Jazz Dance Studies

Dr. Amanda Minor
Associate professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership and Expressive Arts
Initiative: Holistic clinical mental health counseling program curricular revision

Dr. Timothy Neary
Professor, Department of History
Initiative: Revising and revitalizing HIS299: American Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Tracy Pelkowski
Assistant professor, Department of Education
Initiative: Examining the racial consciousness and culturally responsive areas of practice in secondary pre-service teachers

Dr. Heather Pizzanello
Assistant professor, Department of Social Work
Initiative: Examining the intersecting points of reality at the cultural margins