Vincentian Research Fellows

In 2000, the Vincentian Center for Church and Society created the Vincentian Research Fellows’ Program to provide an interdisciplinary forum for faculty whose research interests advance the social justice orientation of St. John’s University, and to encourage research, reflection and programming on issues of poverty. In addition, the Center also elected to name Fellows whose scholarship could advance clerical formation and relate religion and science. These foci reflect the spirit and accomplishments of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660). The Fellows arrange for educational programs for the University community and the metropolitan area and assist in the planning and sponsorship of the Center’s biennial Poverty Conference. To be named a Center Fellow, a professor must be recognized for both effective teaching and scholarly research and must be recommended by his/her respective Dean. Tenured and untenured professors are eligible and are named for a two-year term. After the two years, they may be invited to continue serve as Senior Fellows and advisors to the Vincentian Center.

Research Definition

In keeping with the Vincentian tradition of concern for the poor and marginalized in society, the Vincentian Center for Church and Society conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at identifying and responding to the causes of poverty and social injustice, particularly in urban areas. The Center encourages solutions which are adaptable, effective and concrete, and which embody the spirit of compassion and service exemplified by the life of St. Vincent de Paul. The Center supports research which can enlighten public discourse on issues of justice and poverty and which can contribute to the development of effective public policy initiatives.

Archive Research Fellows

  • William Ryall Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Marketing, Peter J. Tobin College of Business
  • Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D.,CGP, BCPS, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Cynthia Chambers, Ph.D, Associate Professor, University Libraries
  • Mary Ellen Freeley, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Administration and Instructional Leadership, The School of Education
  • Sharon Lynch Norton, Esq., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice & Legal Studies, College of ProfessionalStudies
  • Judith A. Ryder, Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Rosemary C. Salomone,Ph.D., JD, LL.M, Kenneth Wang Professor of Law, Law School, St. John’s University School of Law School
  • Abraham Stefanidis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management, Peter J. Tobin College of Business
  • Adrian P. Fitzsimons, Ph.D., Professor, Accounting/Taxation, Peter J. Tobin College of Business
  • Caroline Fuchs, M.A. M.L.S., Associate Professor and Outreach Librarian, University Libraries
  • Thomas M. Kitts, Ph.D., Professor of English, Director of Liberal Studies, Division of English/Speech, College of Professional Studies
  • Judith F. McVarish, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The School of Education
  • Sharon See, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., FCCP,? Associate Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Scyatta Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Thomas J. Ward, D.P.A., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Leadership, Division of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, and Director of Graduate Program in Criminal Justice Leadership, College of Professional Studies
  • Rodger M. Casselman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Director of Center for Global Business Stewardship, Management, Tobin College of Business
  • Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Government & Politics, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Marc O. DeGirolami, J.D., J.S.D., LL.M., Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Law and Religion, St. John’s University School of Law School
  • Nina T. Dorata, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Accounting/Taxation, Tobin College of Business
  • Robert K. Eschenauer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Services and Counseling, The School of Education
  • Priti N. Patel, Pharm.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Mark J. Prendergast, M.S., Associate Professor, Communications, Journalism & Media Studies, College of Professional Studies
  • Kathryn G. Shaughnessy, M.A., M.L.S., Associate Professor/Librarian, University Libraries
  • Jennifer Baum, J.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Legal Education, Director of Child Advocacy Clinic, School of Law
  • Frank Cantelmo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences & Environmental Sciences, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Almerinda Forte, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Administration/Finance, College of Professional Studies
  • Tina Kanmaz, Pharm.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Igor Tomic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance, Peter J. Tobin College of Business
  • May Webber, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Philosophy/Humanities, College of Professional Studies
  • Michael Donhost, Ed.D., Director, Chicago International Charter School's ChicagoQuest
  • E. Francine Guastello, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Human Services and Counseling, Director of Graduate Literacy Program, The School of Education
  • Paul R. Gyllenhammer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Philosophy, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Azzedine Layachi, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Nancy S. McGarr, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Speech and Communication Sciences, Molloy College
  • Mark L. Movsesian, J.D., Professor, Director of the Center for Law and Religion, School of Law
  • Somnath Pal, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacy & Admin Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Linda M. Sama, Ph.D., Joseph F. Adams Professor & Associate Dean for Global Initiatives; Director of Globe, Executive Director for the Center for Global Business Stewardship, Management, The Peter J. Tobin Business of College
  • Christopher J. Borgen, J.D., Professor, Associate Dean for International Studies, School of Law
  • Irvin N. Hirshfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and?? Sciences
  • Brenda I. López Ortiz, Ed.D., Multimedia Producción Especialista, Office of the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
  • Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, Ed.D., Professor, TESOL, The School Of Education
  • Joan S. Tropnas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Social Sciences/Human Services, College of Professional Studies