February 2021
A newsletter highlighting faculty research & scholarship
from the Office of Research
Faculty Spotlight
Pauline Mosley, DPS is a Professor and Associate Chair of Information Technology at the Seidenberg School of CSIS. Professor Mosley is the creator of several service-learning courses, introducing k-12 students to robotics as well as Web Design for Non-Profit Organizations which appeared in the Patch. She is also the founder of Camp CryptoBot, a GenCyber Summer Camp for high school students, which has been recognized by GenCyber as an award winning camp and was featured in The New Yorker, The Star Gazette, Westchester Business Journal, and LoHud.
 
Professor Mosley authored Navigating the Academy- A Guide for Women and Minority Faculty. She was recently interviewed on Tech Republic and contributed to an article entitled Why aren’t more students pursuing careers in STEM

MyoJung Cho, PhD is an associate professor of Accounting, Lubin School of Business. Her research interests include accounting information disclosure and its impact on audit and executive compensation. She recently published “Audit Fee Lowballing: Determinants, Recovery, and Future Audit Quality” at the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (in press) and “The Use of Nonfinancial Performance Measures in CEO Bonus Compensation” in Corporate Governance: An International Review.
 
Professor Cho is currently studying the impact of using more principles-based accounting standards relative to rules-based standards on audit outcomes such as audit fees, time-length to issue auditor reports, or audit opinion. Her study finds that relying more on principles-based standards leads to better audit outcomes.
Faculty News

Kyomi Gregory, PhD (Communication Sciences and Disorders, NYC) published “Marking of Tense and Agreement in Language Samples by Children with and without SLI in AAE and SWE: Evaluation of Scoring Approaches and Cut Scores across Structures” in Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 66 (2).

As a follow-up to a previous study of probes, this study evaluates the marking of tense and agreement (T/A) in language samples by children with specific language impairment (SLI) and typically developing controls in African American English (AAE) and Southern White English (SWE) while also examining the clinical utility of different scoring approaches and cut scores across structures.
Aditi Paul, PhD (Communication Studies, NYC) conducted a research study on a nationally representative sample of US-based college students to examine their hook-up behaviors. This study—a part of a larger research project that is currently under contract with Lexington Books of Rowman and Littlefield—was published in Personality and Individual Differences, May 2021.

Together with her co-author, Saifuddin Ahmed, PhD (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), she also presented the paper “Does Online Dating Promotion Vary Across Cultures? Analyzing Homepage Advertisements of Online Dating Services in 51 Countries Across Europe, North America, And South America” at MICA's 7th International Communication Management Conference. The presentation won the best paper award. This research project received an award from the Provost’s office in 2018 and has been featured in Pace Magazine.
P.V. Viswanath, PhD (Finance, NYC) published "Connectivity and Savings Propensity among Odisha Tribals," Sustainability 2021, 13 (2). This paper uses the results of a survey to examine the factors affecting saving in a rural part of Odisha state populated primarily by tribals By relating savings behavior to new sociological population characteristics, such as perceived connectivity and food consumption patterns, this paper provides hitherto unexplored clues for policy initiatives to increase savings.
Elmer Mojica, PhD (Chemistry and Physical Sciences, NYC/PLV) with undergraduate students Lawrence Phillips (BS Forensic Science 2022) and Nadia Abbas (BS Forensic Science 2016) ,published "Raman spectroscopic characterization of an ionic liquid (1-butyl -3-methylimidazolium thiocyanate)" at the Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research (20.1), Winter 2021.
Millie Hepburn, PhD (Nursing, PLV) published a research study entitled “Health Promotion Behaviors among Urban Black women” in the Western Journal of Nursing Research. This cross-sectional study explored factors such as health literacy, self-efficacy, and readiness for change with health-promotion behaviors of urban Black women. She also published a section “Visual Challenges in the Older Adult” in The Family Nurse Practitioner: Clinical Case Studies (Case Studies in Nursing) 2nd Edition, Leslie Neal-Boylan, Ed.Recently, she was keynote speaker for Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital's Nursing Professional Development Conference on the topic of nursing students and clinical competency during a pandemic.
Erica Crispo, PhD (Biology, NYC) published “A continuum of genetic mixing for conservation management along the (mal)adaptation spectrum: A comment on Hoffmann et al.”  in the journal Evolutionary Applications. She also published, with Matthew Aiello Lammens, PhD, a preprint in BioRxiv “Training Data: How can we best prepare instructors to teach data science in undergraduate biology and environmental science courses?” The article is a survey of undergraduate educators to help understand the status of data science education in biology and environmental science, and on the pedagogy training needs for faculty in these disciplines.
Sarah Blackwood, PhD (English, NYC) recently gave a talk about her book The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The recording of the talk is available here.
Save the Date
The Future of Work, an interdisciplinary online conference
On April 8, Pace University is hosting The Future of Work, an interdisciplinary online conference featuring panel discussions and faculty research presentations, as well as a keynote address by Nicholas Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and former Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology. The title of Donofrio’s keynote is Artificial Intelligence in a Changing World.
 
The primary goal of the conference is to bring together faculty to help Pace address interdisciplinary cooperation among faculty with overlapping interests. 

Please register for the conference and indicate on the registration form if you want to give a short oral presentation of your work.
Spring 2021 Chemistry Seminar Series
Seminars are on Wednesdays from 12:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.
March 10
Kylie Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
 

March 17
Yina Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
March 31
Careers in Chemistry - Part I
Featuring presentations by Marjana Aliaj, Rachael Summers, Nathalia Martins Santos, and Rachel Yusupova

April 14
Careers in Chemistry - Part II
Featuring presentations by Victoria Carranza, David Gonzales, and
Tyler Burenbadrakh

 
For questions and to register, please contact Eric Chang, PhD, echang@pace.edu.
Lubin Research Seminar Series

The Lubin Research Seminar Series brings researchers from various business disciplines to Pace to talk about their work. goal is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for our faculty to hear and interact with experts in marketing, finance, management, accounting, law, human resources, and other areas in business.

March 24, 2021 
12:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.
April 8, 2021
3:25 p.m.4:35 p.m.
April 20, 2021
3:25 p.m.4:25 p.m.
For information about the series including speakers' bios, papers to be presented, zoom info, and recordings please refer to www.pace.edu/lubin/rss.
Opportunities for Faculty
The Faculty Scholarship and Research Opportunities comprise of several funding opportunities sponsored by the Office of Research. Each opportunity is open to all full-time faculty. Faculty are invited to apply to any of the different opportunities but can only expect to receive one award.

Upcoming opportunities and deadlines:

We invite proposals from faculty who are working on creative projects they are developing into publishable book manuscripts or performances.
Due Friday, March 5, 2021

The award is designed to support innovative ideas to incorporate original, authentic research projects into the undergraduate curriculum.
Due Friday, March 12, 2021

This funding opportunity supports faculty who collaborate across disciplines to create Learning Communities that provide interdisciplinary learning experiences for students at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Due Friday, March 26, 2021
ArtsWestchester Announces Major New Social Justice Artist Grant

This major new competitive artist grant program which will award three artists with $10,000 each to propose and actualize new works related to social justice. Voices for Change seeks to support visionary work that encourages deep thinking about complex social issues. Projects must reflect significant understanding and analysis of the topic presented. Artists are strongly encouraged to propose projects that are rooted in a collaboration with a community partner. Projects may address the following categories: Social Change, Social Justice, Civic Equity and the Public Good. Unless otherwise appropriate, completed works will be debuted at ArtsWestchester by October 31, 2022.

Due Monday April, 5, 2021. Learn more and apply.
NSF Science Matters Blog and New Website

The NSF Science Matters blog features the latest NSF news, funding and award opportunities, and tips. See the latest edition for tips on how to work with NSF program officer. NSF also launched a beta version of its new website. Explore it here.
Undergraduate Research
The Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) in the Office of Research announces the launch of its new Undergraduate Research website. The website offers a central location for information about undergraduate research at Pace. Please visit the website and share it with your students to learn about programs, funding, and resources.
CURE Spring 2021 opportunities
University-wide Spring 2021 Student Research Day (Virtual)
Friday, April 23, 2021.

This event offers student researchers throughout the schools and colleges the opportunity to present their work to the Pace community.

Deadline to apply: Monday, March 22, 2021. Apply here
Provost’s Summer 2021 Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Awards

This summer research program is for undergraduate students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in September 2021; it supports faculty-mentored projects developed in courses and research settings that will benefit from in-depth development during the summer months.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Apply here

For more information, please contact Maria Iacullo-Bird, PhD, Assistant Provost for Research, miacullobird@pace.edu.
Opportunities for Students
Two Pace students have been named Fulbright semi-finalists. One semi-finalist applied for an English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil and the other for a research grant to the Philippines. This was Fulbright's most competitive application cycle yet, with over 11,7000 submitted applications - a 12% increase from previous years. The applications of the semi-finalists will go on to the host countries for review, and we will hear about whether or not these students are named finalists within the next few months.​ 
For information about fellowships and awards, please contact Jenny Irwin at jirwin@pace.edu.
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Questions? email Elina at ebloch@pace.edu