September 2020
A newsletter highlighting faculty research & scholarship
from the Office of Research
Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Kyomi Gregory

Dr. Kyomi Gregory is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the College of Health Professions. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for the last 12 years working with primarily children but started her career working in a long term care facility with adults.

Professor Gregory has written several articles that focus on culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She started her work in diversity when pursuing her Ph.D. examining children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds that speak non-mainstream dialects such as African American English and Southern White English. Her areas of research include assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse populations and development of teacher and parent training prevention models focused on early intervening services.

Most recently Professor Gregory published an article in JNBASLH on the impact of COVID-19 on Blacks and the role of speech-language pathologists, and published “Moving forward as a profession in a time of uncertainty” in
the ASHA Leader.

She also received the Editor’s Award for the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research – Language Section for “Specific Language Impairment in African American English and Southern White English: Measures of Tense and Agreement with Dialect-Informed Probes and Strategic Scoring.
Dr. P.V. Viswanath

Dr. P.V. Viswanath is Professor of Finance and Graduate Program chair in the Finance department in the Lubin School of Business. He speaks more than a score of languages, including Tamil, Yiddish, French, German and Spanish. He is currently studying Sanskrit and Mandarin Chinese.

Professor Viswanath has worked in mainstream finance and recently published on “Internal Capital Markets, Forms of Intra-Group Transfers and Dividend Police: Evidence from Indian Corporates." However, in addition, he has published work on the Cuban financial system, and on microfinance in India and in East AfricaHis interdisciplinary publications include work on the history of Recife, the location of the first Jewish community in the Americas and on the nature of gifts in an ancient Buddhist vinaya text.
Work in progress includes the economy of ancient India as reflected in the works of the medieval Indian poet, Kalidasa, sale and purchase contracts in ancient Hindu legal texts (the latter two to be presented at the World Sanskrit Conference in Canberra, January 2022) and on the nature of gifts described in 11th century Cairo geniza correspondence among Jewish Indian ocean traders. 
Closer to home, Professor Viswanath recently initiated a research project that looks at access to financial services in New York and COVID impact.

Faculty News
Dr. Nils Myszkowski received the American Psychological Association (APA) the Daniel E. Berlyne Award, in recognition of Outstanding Research by an Early Career Scholar in the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.

Lars Standare, Darren Hayes, Nhien-fdAn Le-Khac, and Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo published "Forensic Investigation of PayPal Accounts" in 2020 Cyber and Digital Forensic Investigations.
Important Announcement:
'Pause' in Human Subjects Research-Coronavirus Update
The ‘PAUSE’ in most human subjects research activities involving in-person, face-to-face interactions effected on March 16, 2020 has been extended until further notice -- unless canceling or postponing the interaction increases the risk to a research participant’s safety or well-being.

For further questions, please email Susan DeMocker, Associate Director of Research Protections, at
Pace University Institutional Review Board Meeting Schedule – 2020-2021 Academic Year
Researchers who wish to request Full Board review must submit the IRB application four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled date for the IRB Full Board Meeting. The deadlines for submission to the IRB are listed below.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty

We have curated pages for upcoming COVID-19 and NSF grants and deadlines

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Awards
The WW Foundation has opened its 2021 competition for several fellowships that support either dissertation completion or junior faculty progress toward tenure. Recipients not only receive support for their work, but also join a 75-year-old network of some 27,000 WW Fellows—a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. Fellows find that these fellowships also give them opportunities to connect across fields with others who have similar interests, and serve as a hallmark of promise widely recognized in their disciplines.
The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track junior faculty as they work toward achieving tenure. Applicants must successfully pass their third-year review no later than January 31, 2021. The program is open to faculty in any field of the humanities or social sciences; preference will be given to those working on 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. The competition deadline is December 2, 2020.
Virtual Office Hours
The office hours are for both students and faculty members with inquiries about the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences and its programs.

The Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences holds office hours via Zoom. Please register in advance for the office hours which take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 12:00pm-2:00pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
Undergraduate Research Webinar Series
Fall 2020 Faculty Webinar Series (Mondays -- 12:10-1:10 pm)

  • Mentoring and Undergraduate Research Best Practices 10/12
  • Council on Undergraduate Research—Join CUR! 10/26
  • Funding and Undergraduate Research: STEM fields 11/9
  • Funding and Undergraduate Research: Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities 11/23

Fall 2020 Student Webinar Series (Wednesdays -- 12:10-1:10 pm)

  • Getting Started in Research across Majors and Schools 9/30
  • Designing a Research Poster 10/14
  • Learn about External Opportunities for Presentations and Publications 10/28
  • Preparing A Research Proposal 11/11

Job Postings From Faculty for Federal Work-Study Undergraduate Research Assistantships
Academic Year 2020-2021
For the inaugural year of Work-Study Funded (WSF) undergraduate research assistantships, the Office of Research is soliciting research-position descriptions from faculty. Once approved by the Office of Research these jobs will be posted for students who hold federal work-study awards. After students apply, individual faculty will review the applications and select an undergraduate research assistant.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling bases subject to funding availability. See the application form here.
Provost's Undergraduate Research Grant Program Recipients
Through a competitive faculty-review process, the Provost's Undergraduate Research Grant Program provides support and recognition for university-wide, faculty-mentored undergraduate research.
Congratulations to the Provost's Student-Faculty Summer and Academic Year 2020-2021 awardees!
Prestigious Fellowships and Awards
The WW Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies encourage research about women and gender that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Recent Fellows have explored such topics as reproduction in the context of chronic disease, algorithmic detection of child abuse images, and changing feminist visions at the UN from 1975 to 1995. The competition deadline is October 16, 2020.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship - Designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in fields across the humanities and social sciences, the 2021 Newcombe Fellowships are available to Ph.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2022. The competition deadline is November 16, 2020.

Would you like your students to learn more about prestigious fellowships and awards? Jenny Irwin, Director of Prestigious Awards and Graduate Student Fellowships, can stop by your class for a brief 10-15 minute presentation to inform students on how they can prepare to become more competitive for awards they may be interested in throughout their time at Pace. If you are interested, please reach out to Jenny at
Save the Date!

Holden Thorp, PhD, Editor in Chief of Science Magazine will be making a virtual visit to Pace University on Tuesday, October 27 from 1pm to 3pm

1pm – 2pm: Conversation with Faculty: High-Impact Publishing in the Age of COVID-19
2pm – 3pm: Conversation with Students: An Informal Chat with the Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine
Please forward to all interested faculty and students.
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