Seton Hall University
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Past Winners of the Researcher of the Year Award

2022 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Jessica Cottrell - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Margaret Rush Dreker - University Libraries
  • Yanzhong Huang - School of Diplomacy and International Relations ***2022 University-wide winner***
  • Joseph Laracy - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Christine Lhowe - College of Communications and the Arts
  • Joyce Maglione - College of Nursing
  • Maxim Matusevich - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Bryan Meadows - College of Education and Human Services
  • Susan Nolan - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Oliva - School of Law
  • Kurt Rotthoff - Stillman School of Business
  • Stephen Wagner - School of Health and Medical Sciences

2021 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Justin Anderson - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology ***2021 University-wide winner***
  • Margarita Balmaceda - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Lisa Deluca - University Libraries
  • Sergiu Gorun - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anca Grecu - Stillman School of Business
  • Thomas Healy - School of Law
  • Beth Jameson - College of Nursing
  • Fanli Jia - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anthony Koutsoftas - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Robert Mayhew - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jon Radwan - College of Communication and the Arts
  • David Reid - College of Education and Human Services

2020 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Amy Hunter - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Roseanne Mirabella - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Travis Timmerman - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Matthew Pressman - College of Communication and the Arts
  • Martin Edwards - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Christopher Tienken - College of Education and Human Services
  • Michael LaFountaine - School of Health and Medical Sciences ***2020 University-wide winner**
  • Kimberly Conway - College of Nursing
  • Jeffrey Morrow - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Pamela Adams - Stillman School of Business
  • Lori Nessel - School of Law
  • Sharon Ince - Library

2019 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Jessica Cottrell - College of Arts and Sciences
  • David Sabatino - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Andy Simon - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Christiansen - College of Communication and the Arts    ***2019 University-wide winner***
  • Anne Marie Murphy - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Corinne Datchi - College of Education and Human Services
  • Vikram Dayalu and Ruth Segal - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Patricia Ricci-Allegra - College of Nursing
  • Fr. Pablo Gadenz - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Kangzhen Xie - Stillman School of Business
  • Solangel Maldonado - School of Law

2018 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Michael LaFountaine - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Yanzhong Huang - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Daniel Nichols - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Marianne Lloyd - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mark Molesky - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Pamela Adams - Stillman School of Business
  • Robert Kelchen - College of Education and Human Services ***2018 University-wide winner***
  • Kristen Boon - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Munira Wells - College of Nursing
  • Fr. Thomas Guarino - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Courtney Starrett - College of Communication and the Arts

2017 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Amadu Kaba  - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jonathan Farina and Monika Raj - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jennifer Itzkowitz - Stillman School of Business
  • Zheng Wang - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Fortunato Battaglia - School of Health and Medical Sciences ***2017 University-wide winner***
  • Martin Finkelstein - College of Education and Human Services
  • Andrea McDowell - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Kristi Stinson - College of Nursing
  • Jeffrey Morrow - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • James Kimble and Jonathan Kozlowski - College of Communication and the Arts

2016 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Jennifer Itzkowitz - Stillman School of Business ***2016 University-wide co-winner***
  • Weining Wang - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Omer Gokcekus - School of Diplomacy and International Relations ***2016 University-wide co-winner***
  • Richard Boergers - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Peter Polos and Sushanth Bhat - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Alisa Hindin and Mary Mueller - College of Education and Human Services
  • Charles Sulliavn and Timothy Glynn - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Judith Lothian - College of Nursing
  • Martha Easton - College of Communication and the Arts
  • Fr. Thomas Guarino - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Simone James Alexander - College of Arts and Sciences

2015 Faculy Researcher of the Year

  • Sean Harvey - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Karen Gevirtz - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anca Cotet-Grecu - Stillman School of Business
  • Margarita Balmaceda -  School of Diplomacy and International Relations     ***2015 University-wide winner***
  • Sona Patel and Vincent DeBari - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj - College of Education and Human Services
  • Thomas Healy - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Judith Lucas - College of Nursing
  • Gregory Glazov - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

2014 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Kelly Goedert - College of Arts and Sciences ***2014 University-wide winner*
  • Sergiu Gorun - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Christopher Sharrett - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Hongfei Frank Tang and Eleanor Xu - Stillman School of Business
  • Zheng Wang - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Michael LaFountaine - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Sudhansu Chokroverty - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Christioher Tienken - College of Education and Human Services
  • Jane Dellert and Portia Johnson - College of Nursing
  • Marta Deyrup - University Libraries
  • Fr. Lawrence Porter - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology 

2013 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Tina Chu - College of Arts and Sciences ***2013 University-wide co-winner***
  • Nathan Oates - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kurt Rotthoff - Stillman School of Business ***2013 University-wide co-winner***
  • Benjamin Goldfrank - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Anthony Koutsoftas - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Jihad Slim - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Rong Chen - College of Education and Human Services
  • Marcia Gardner - College of Nursing
  • Jeffrey Morrow - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology                

2011 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Amadu Kaba - College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Edwin Leung - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gemma Lee - Stillman School of Business
  • Ann Marie Murphy -  School of Diplomacy and International Relation
  • Denise Rizzolo - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mahesh Bikkina -  School of Health and Medical Sciences    ***2011 University-wide winner***
  • Mary Mueller - College of Education and Human Services
  • Stephen Lubben - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Kathleen Sternas - College of Nursing
  • Darren Sweeper - University Libraries
  • Gregory Glazov - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology                     

2009 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Maxine Lurie - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sulie Chang - College of Arts and Sciences ***2009 University-wide winner***
  • Michael Vigorito - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Eleanor Xu and Richard Hunter - Stillman School of Business
  • Yinan He - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Vincent DeBari - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Rebecca Cox - College of Education and Human Services
  • Marina Lao - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Marie Foley - College of Nursing
  • Fr. Thomas Guarino - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Marta Deyrup - University Libraries

2008 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Petra Chu - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lonnie Athens - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Eleanor Xu and Richard Hunter - Stillman School of Business
  • Assefaw Bariagaber - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • George Perez - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Lewis Schlosser - College of Education and Human Services
  • Timothy Glynn - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Bonnie Sturm - College of Nursing
  • Dianne Traflet - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology                

2006 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Jeffrey Gray - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sulie Chang - College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Eleanor Xu - Stillman School of Business 
  • Omer Gokcekus -  School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Nina Capone - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Martin Finkelstein - College of Education and Human Services
  • Stephen Lubben - Seton Hall School of Law
  • MaryCarol Rossignol - College of Nursing
  • Victor Velarde - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Richard Stern - University Libraries

2004 Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • Manfred Minimair - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Robert Mayhew - College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Richard Hunter - Stillman School of Business 
  • Courtney Smith - School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Rachel Godsil - Seton Hall School of Law
  • Kathleen Sternas - College of Nursing
  • Fr. Thomas Guarino -  Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Marta Deyrup - University Libraries
  • Elaine Walker - College of Education and Human Services