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Research

Center for Graduate Studies faculty members are actively engaged in innovative research and have won a variety of prestigious awards, fellowships, and grants.

Scholarship

Renee Robinson, Ph.D., Professor, has published:

  • Considerations for creating paper-pencil tests. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(2).
  • Embracing and rejecting student agency: Documenting critical reflection practices in the basic communication course classroom. The Basic Course Annual, 25, 38-69.
  • e-Tools: Using mindmeister in the classroom. Invited article by the National Communication Association E-Tool Series
  • From conventional spaces to virtual places: Enhancing teacher-student communication in the hybrid-online course. In C. Maddux (Ed.) Research Highlights in Information Technology and Teacher Education 2009. Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).
  • Picture this: Exploring nonverbal communication through self-portraiture, Communication Teacher, 23, 62-65.
  • The role of an institution-level assessment committee in faculty professional development initiatives. Assessment Update
  • The role of communication in student achievement. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11.
  • Communicating with technology@work: A guide for professional digital interactions. Bookboon.
  • Digital thinking and mobile teaching: Communicating, collaborating, and constructing in an access age. Bookboon.
  • Public schools as interactive organizations: Developing a model of media and public relations strategies for altering public school perception. LAP Publishing.

Ruth Tsuria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, has published:

  • Approaches to Digital Methods in Studies of Digital Religion. The Communication Review, Vol. 20(2).
  • Jewish Q&A Online and the Regulation of Sexuality: Using Foucault to read Technology. Social Media + Society, July-September 2016, Vol. 2(3).
  • Islamophobia in Arab Online Media. CyberOrient, Vol. (9)1.
  • Reading Religion in Internet Memes. Journal of Religion, Media & Digital Culture, Vol. 2(2).
  • Islamophobia and Polemics Online. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis Vol. 25, based on the Donner Institute conference on Digital Religion, Turku University, Finland.
  • Book Review: The Mediatization of Culture and Society by Stig Hjarvard. New Media & Society, Vol. 17(10).
  • Book Review: Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland by Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, Vol. 5(1).
  • Online around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps.

Petra Chu, Ph.D., Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, has published:

  • “An Orphan in Church by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret.” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 14, 1 (2015)
  • Bibliographic Essay on Gustave Courbet Oxford Bibliographies , 2015
  • “Le ‘Marketing’ du Château de Chillon.” Essay in cat. exh. Gustave Courbet. Les années suisses (Geneva: Musée Rath, September 2014-January 2015), 186-193.
  • “Pathos et Mystère: La Figure de Fantaisie Endormie” (Pathos and Mystery: The Sleeping Fantasy Figure). Essay in cat. exh. Figures de Fantaisie, Toulouse (France), Musée des Augustins.
  • Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West (co-edited with Ding Ning). Getty Publications, 2015.

Juergen Heinrichs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, has published:

  • "Mixed Media, Mixed Identities: The Universal Aesthetics of Marc Brandenburg (Book Chapter)." In Maria Diedrich (Eds.), From Black to Schwarz: Cultural Crossovers between African America and Germany, Berlin, June 2011.
  • "Paul Gilroy: Black Atlantic. Modernity and Double Consciousness (Book Chapter)." In Claus Leggewie, Anne Katrin Lang & Dariuš Zifonun (Eds.), 101 Schlüsselwerke der Kulturwissenschaften, Bielefeld: Transcript, May 2011
  • "Philadelphia (Book Chapter)." In Cary D. Wintz and Paul Finkelman, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, New York: Routledge, 514- 518, October 2004.
  • "Primitivism." (Book Chapter) In Cary D. Wintz and Paul Finkelman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, New York: Routledge, 992- 994, October 2004.

Charlotte Nichols, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, has published:

  • Co-author, A Documentary History of Naples: The Renaissance 1400-1600 (New York: Italica Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • “Ecclesiastical Architecture and the Religious Orders in Naples,” in Marcia Hall and Thomas Willette, eds. Artistic Centers of the Italian Renaissance1300-1600: Naples (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016).
  • "Review of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, Italian Art Society Newsletter 27:3 (2016), 9-10,
  • Review of Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: from Sprezzatura to Satire by Eugenia Paulicelli, caareviews.org (2016)
  • "Review of “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, Italian Art Society Newsletter 27:3 (2016), 9-10,
  • “’Rethinking Savoldo’s Magdalenes: a ‘Muddle of the Maries?” California Italian Studies 5 (2015), 175-203

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Renee Robinson, Ph.D., Professor, received the following awards and made the following presentations:

  • Robinson, R. (2015, March). Priest Interactions: Examining Individual, Professional, and Spiritual Identity in Social Media Environments. Presentation delivered to and workshop facilitated at the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University.
  • Keynote Speaker, University of Lodz (Poland) for the Digital Culture: New Skills and New Challenges Conference, May 2014. Paper title: Digital Interactions: Exploring the Communication Skills Required of a Digital Culture.
  • Seton Hall University, Department of Catholic Studies Lecture Series Speaker, Digital Organizational Communication: Exploring the Implications of Social Media for the Church. Presented February 6, 2014.
  • A Top Faculty Paper, Central States Communication Association, 2012
  • Robinson, R. (2011, May). Invited communication analyst and commentator for the 15th National Appellate Practice Institute hosted by the American Bar Association and the Northwestern School of Law.
  • A Top Faculty Paper, Central States Communication Association, 2011
  • College of Arts and Sciences Teacher-Scholar Award Recipient 2009-2010
  • ACE Award Recipient 2009-2010 (selected by campus student organizations)
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2011
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2010
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2009
  • “Top 3 Paper,” Central States Communication Association, 2007
  • “Top 10 Paper,” National Communication Association, 2005
  • “Best Student Paper Award,” Tennessee Communication Association, 2002

Ruth Tsuria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, received the following awards, fellowships, and grants:

  • 2017 Tiffany Hunnicutt Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • 2017 STAR Award, Dissertation Writing Fellowship - College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
  • 2016 George Bush Foundation Graduate Student Travel Grant
  • 2016 Dissertation Fellowship Award - Texas A&M Women and Gender Studies
  • 2015 Top Graduate Paper Award - Communicating Diversity Student Conference
  • 2014 The Association of Jewish Studies (AJS) Graduate Student Travel Grant
  • 2012 Oticon Fonden, Graduate Student Award

Petra Chu, Ph.D., Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, received the following awards, fellowships, and grants:

  • IRCA Fellow, University of Sydney (2015)
  • Fellow Getty Research Institute (2013)
  • Netherlands Institute of Advanced Research (NIAS), Wassenaar, Netherlands (2004)
  • Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra (2003)
  • Whitney Art History Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1994-95)
  • Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study, Fellowship (1990)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Grant (1986-87)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1986-87)

Juergen Heinrichs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, received the following fellowships:

  • As 2011-12 Fellow with the American Council on Education (ACE), Heinrichs completed a higher education leadership training program.
  • Summer Faculty Seminar Berlin, National Endowment for the Humanities, Germany, Summer 2000

Charlotte Nichols, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, received the following awards, fellowships, and grants:

  • Seton Hall University Provost's Fund, 1995
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Rome, 1990
  • ACLS Grant, 1989
  • The Frick Collection, Curatorial Fellowship, 1985-1988
  • Florence Waterbury Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, 1983-1984
  • Kress Triangulation Fellowship, American Academy in Rome, 1981-1983
  • Bernard Berenson Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, 1980-1981
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