Scholarship is crucial to the culture of the university and supports several Strategic Plan goals (PDF). The Center for Faculty Scholarship facilitates the research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty and librarians across all disciplines.
The center supports faculty scholarship by recognizing the faculty achievements in research and creative practice and facilitating dialogues across campus that promote collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship. We also evaluate funding requests for internal research grants and work closely with the Grants Office to assist those seeking external grant funding. For more timely content like our Facebook page or follow our Twitter account.
The Faculty Co-Coordinators, Dr. Eric Budd and Dr. Elisabet Takehana, work collaboratively with the Center’s Advisory Board, department chairs, faculty/librarians, community professionals, administrative staff, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Faculty Awards for outstanding teaching, scholarship, contributions to the graduate program, and community service may be found on the Faculty Awards page.
The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio library collaborates with the Center for Faculty Scholarship in hosting book talks on newly published faculty work. The library also has begun its Faculty Spotlight, featuring a book and an article each month. The library also maintains a physical and digital display of faculty books.
Finally, our quarterly newsletter, Research Live, comes out every other month during the academic year.
- December 2022 (PDF) featuring Rachelle Dermer, Daniel Welsh, Lyndsey Benharris, Renée Fratantonio, and the first cohort of the Faculty Academy.
- October 2022 (PDF) - featuring Jonathan Harvey, Michael Turk, Jessica Oehrlein, and Hildur Schilling
Annual Faculty Colloquium
The Center for Faculty Scholarship sponsors an interdisciplinary panel of researchers to work collaboratively on a common theme that benefits equally from their disciplinary perspectives and their openness to the approaches and interests of other fields.
2021 - Inequality
Our 2021 panel wrote on inequalities across gender and class. Panelists included DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld (English Studies), Adem Elveren (Economics, History, and Political Science), Viera Lorencova (Communications Media), and Christa Marr (Economics, History, and Political Science). You can read their paper "Inequality in the Economy, Society, and Culture" (PDF).
2020 - Digital Humanities
Our inaugural 2020 panel wrote on the digital humanities and the role it plays in recasting the "public" that the academy might imagine. Panelists included Catherine Buell (Mathematics), J.J. Sylvia (Communications Media), Elise Takehana (English Studies), and Joseph R. Wachtel (Economics, History, and Political Science). You can read their paper "Access and Agency: Rethinking the Public Through Digital Humanities" (PDF) or listen to the recording "We Are the Public" Digital Humanities panel.
- April 2022 (PDF) - featuring DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Rala Diakite, and Katherine Hazen
- February 2022 (PDF) - featuring Sam Tobin, Andrea Olmstead, and Ricky Sethi
- December 2021 (PDF) - featuring Robin Chataut, Mark Williams, Yang Lui, and Daniel Sarefield
- October 2021 (PDF) - featuring Jared Vanasse, Teresa Fava Thomas, and Hong Yu
- April 2021 (PDF) - featuring EB Caron, Connie Strittmatter, and Mathangi Krishnamurthy
- February 2021 (PDF) - featuring Danette Day, Melissa Dunn, Peter Staab, and Karina Bautista.
- December 2020 (PDF) -- featuring Sarah Bromberg, Dara Drawbridge, Dennis Awasabisah, and Katharine Covino.
- October 2020 (PDF) – featuring Diego Ubiera, Zachary Miner, Kevin McCarthy, Yasser Derwiche Djazaerly, and IRB information from Thomas Schilling
- April 2020 (PDF) – featuring Joshua Spero, Audrey Pereira, J.J. Sylvia, IV, Megan Krell, Erin Rehrig, and Keith Chenot
- February 2020 (PDF) - featuring Reid Parsons, Ozge Ozay, Daneen Deptula, Amy McGlothlin, and Joann Nichols
- December 2019 (PDF) - featuring Don Tarallo, David Svolba, Renée Fratantonio, Tara Mariolis, and Joe Wachtel
- October 2019 (PDF) - featuring Catherine Buell, Jon Amakawa, Steve Edwards, and Danielle Wigmore
Support for Faculty Research
Various sources of internal funding for faculty research and professional development are available.
The general grants timeline is as follows
- Early January - Whiting Travel Grants (extended)
- Mid February - Summer MSCA Prof. Dev
- Mid April - Fall MSCA Prof. Dev
- Late April - Harrod Lecture Awards
- Late April - Special Projects Grants
- Late October - Center for Italian Culture Grants
- Late October - Irish Culture Endowment Grants
- Mid November - CTL Awards and Grants
- Mid November - Spring MSCA Prof. Dev
- Late November - CFS Faculty Student Grants
- Early December - Faculty Award applications
- Mid December - Whiting Travel Grants internal approval
Information on sources of external funding and institutional policies on obtaining such is on the Grant Center webpage. The library has also prepared a research guide on funding opportunities on and off campus and maintains our subscription to the Grant Resource Center, a database where you can create a profile to filter and email you grant opportunities that align with your interests and needs.
Past Presentations on Grant Funding:
- How to Read an RFP (PDF)
- Special Projects Grant Workshops (PowerPoint)
- Strategies for Finding Funding (PowerPoint)
- Does My Research Need IRB Review? (PowerPoint)
- Responsible Conduct and Research Compliance at FSU (PowerPoint)
The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio library has prepared research guides of benefit to the faculty.
- Faculty Publications - Highlights the work of our Faculty with links to published material.
- Faculty Publishing - Provides resources to help you in deciding where to submit your work for publication and determine what impact your published works are having.
- Faculty Services - Describes a full range of library services to support our on-campus, distance learning and extended campus faculty
- Faculty Liaisons - Each academic department has a librarian liaison to connect you and your students to library services and the academic resources.
The Center for Faculty Scholarship hosts several interdisciplinary Google Groups for topics of broad interest across campus that any faculty member can join.
- Community and Collaboration
- Creative Expression
- Data Analytics
- Developing Nations
- Digital Humanities
- Gender and Sexuality
- Health and Human Development
- Media Studies
- Migration and Immigration
- Nature and the Environment
- Poverty and Inequality
- Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity
- Social Justice and Human Rights
Fitchburg State hosts additional centers that each support select subjects and types of research. Visit their websites for details on their work and opportunities for faculty scholarship support.
- Dr. Professor Heather Urbanski's December 2022 Speaker Series Talk "Interpretive Gaps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
- Dr. Professor Michael McCutcheon November 2022 Speaker Series Talk "Emotional Intelligence and the Police"
- Dr. Eric Williams's May 2022 Speaker Series Talk "Designing Disease-Oriented Student Research Projects"
- Drs. Dennis Awasabisah, Michael Hove, Ben Levy, and Tara Mariolis present their work at the third annual Faculty Colloquium "Using Data to Address the Health Challenges of the Future"
- Dr. Ben Railton's April 2022 Speaker Series Talk "Two Sandlots: Baseball, Bigotry and the Battle for America"
- Dr. Philip Day's invited lecture March 2022 "Data in Healthcare: Panacea or Pandora's Box?"
- Dr. Eric Budd's March 2022 Speakers Series talk "Reimaging the Post-Conflict State"
- Dr. Laura Garofoli's February 2022 Speaker Series talk "Leveraging an Apprenticeship Model to Improve Reading, Information Literacy, and Learning"
- Dr. Amanda Suzzi's December 2021 Speakers Series talk "How Do You Teach Environmental Justice to High School Students?"
- Jeanette Robichaud's November 2021 training "So You Want to Be a PI?"
- Dr. Lilian Bobea's November 2021 Speakers Series talk "Police Reform in the Dominican Republic, Challenges and Opportunities"
- Dr. Michael Hoberman’s May 2021 Speaker Series talk “Don’t Know Much About Theology: The Case for Building Religious Literacy into the University Curriculum”
- CFS’s 2nd Annual Colloquium “Inequality in the Economy, Society, and Culture” featuring DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Viera Lorencova, Christa Marr, and Adem Elveren.
- Dr. Peter Staab's April 2021 Speaker Series talk "Same Score Streaks in Baseball: What are the Odds?"
- Dr. Zachary Miner’s March 2021 Speaker Series talk "Modesty and Embarrassment in Medical Settings: A Review."
- Drs. Katharine Covino and Cara Mulcahy's February 2021 Speaker Series talk "Social Justice in the Classroom: How Critical Literacy Can help Teachers and Students Move Towards Empowerment, Equity, and Transformative Justice"
- February 27, 2021 CFS panel on "Making Connections to Facilitate Your Research"
- Nancy Kelly lecture “The Economic Case for LGBT Equality” by Dr. Lee Badgett from UMASS Amherst’s Economics Department
- Dr. EB Caron's Dec. 2020 Speaker Series talk, "Identifying Therapist Strategies that Predict Early Childhood Intervention Outcome"
- Dr. Benjamin Levy's Nov. 2020 Speaker Series talk, "Modeling the Effect of HIV/AIDs Stigma on HIV Infection Dynamics in Kenya"
- CFS Annual Colloquium: "We Are the Public" Digital Humanities panel featuring Catherine Buell, John J. Sylvia IV, Elise Takehana, and Joseph Wachtel
- 2020 Faculty Book Talk featuring newly published books by Benjamin Railton, Ricky Sethi, Elise Takehana, and Paul Wiezer
- Dr. Christine Devine's Oct. 2020 Speaker Series talk, "Nursing Student Perceptions of Academic and Clinical Integrity"
- Dr. Laura Baker’s February 2020 Speaker Series talk Critical Digital Pedagogy
- CFS panel discussion “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” featuring Jane Huang, Ron Krieser, Ben Lieberman, Ben Railton, and Jeff Warmouth
- CFS grant support podcast episode “Experiences with Whiting Foundation Grants” featuring DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Chris Cratsley, and Kisha Tracy
- Jessica Robey’s November 2019 Speaker Series talk Collective Memory: The Roadside Mythologies of Peter Beerits