The Pace Academy Faculty Scholars Program promotes the application of research and scholarship to pedagogy, service, and policy that advances a mutually enhancing relationship between humans and nature.
• Support faculty involved in interdisciplinary, environmentally themed scholarship, pedagogy, policy development and service.
• Promote and connect the talent of faculty working collaboratively across disciplines at Pace University.
• Create and sustain a community of faculty scholars from diverse perspectives.
• Foster faculty-student research and scholarship.
• Encourage scholarly activity that advances the level and sophistication of environmental studies at Pace University.
Outcomes of the Pace Academy Faculty Scholars program may include, but are not limited to: scholarly papers, conferences, courses, communication and technological innovation applications.
2013-2014 Proposals Now Being Accepted
2012-2013 Pace Academy Faculty Scholars
The Office of the Provost and the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies are pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Pace Academy Faculty Scholars. Each scholar will receive a $4,000 stipend for the year to contribute to a scholarly body of work that advances the level and sophistication of environmental studies at Pace University.
Dr. Lauren Birney’s Bridging the GAP STEM Program will create K-12 educator mentor-mentee teams that will explore opportunities to create more meaningful curricula based in the common core and experiential in nature. This joint project between the Pace STEM Consortium and the Urban Assembly Schools is designed to increase student awareness of STEM through the implementation of significant inquiry investigations, including environmental applications, designed by the GAP team.
Dr. Lauren Birney is Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Education.
Professor David Cassuto will develop a course called “The Legal Animal,” with a potential to be cross-listed in other graduate disciplines. The course will examine how the various legal definitions of animal came about, and explore how they are applied. It will ask whether and how such distinctions function within the legal system. Services of several student research assistants will be employed and a reading group of interested students from across the university will be formed. The course development will also draw on the expertise of colleagues in the sciences, humanities, and law.
David Cassuto is Professor of Law in Pace’s Law School.
Dr. Helane Levine-Keating will build on her role in course development and collaborative teaching in The River Experience course as a faculty scholar. She will work with other faculty and department chairs across the University to create 15-credit program of three linked courses that will propose to include Interdisciplinary Learning Communities, a regional travel course, and an experiential deep dive into the Hudson River Valley.
Dr. Helane Levine-Keating is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies in Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Frank Marchese’s Bits of the Urban Environment will be produced as a digital art show, panel discussion, and catalogue to explore how digital artists are transforming our vision of the urban environment and enabling citizens to engage urban spaces in innovative ways. This show marks the tenth anniversary of the Pace University Digital Art Gallery, and will be exhibited in its lower Manhattan gallery space and on-line during spring 2013.
Frank Marchese is Professor of Computer Science in the Seidenberg School of Computer and Information Systems.
Dr. Noushi Rahman will conduct a meta-analysis about the effects of environmental corporate social responsibility (ECSR) on firm performance. Meta-analysis is an econometric technique that is used to aggregate existing published and unpublished empirical research to advance some conclusive answers to a research question. To date, no meta-analysis has been conducted on ECSR’s influence on performance. Dr. Rahman’s past research pertaining to ESCR has been published in the prestigious journals Business & Society and Journal of Business Ethics, and a similar top-tier journal submission will follow from his Pace Academy faculty scholar research.
Dr. Noushi Rahman is Professor of Management in Lubin School of Business.