College of Leadership and Social Change

Faculty Research, Publications, and Honors

2016/2017 Academic Year


Accounting / Fraud and Forensics

Diane Matthews. Sabbatical project working for the District Attorney’s Office, Fraud Investigation Unit, on 17 white collar crime cases, including insurance fraud, home health care fraud, credit card fraud, construction fraud, counterfeit check fraud, theft by unlawful taking, and theft by deception. Interviewed victims and perpetrators, wrote search warrants, affidavits for probable cause, and arrest warrants, and calculated economic damages. Fall 2016.


Lombard, M. & Snyder-Duch, J. Advertising in a new age: The power of (tele)presence. In S. Rodgers & E. Thorson (Eds.). Digital Advertising. Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 2017.

Political Science

Allyson Lowe, Sandi DiMola, and Jessica Ruffin. Two papers presented at American Political Science Association's National Teaching and Learning Conference, February 9-12, 2017. (One paper on small departments with big impacts examining the A&P process, and one paper on community engaged teaching and learning.) 


Josh Bernstein. A research/model under development of psychological fitness. Presented at Chatham University to a first-year wellness course.

Josh Bernstein. Communication and frustration management. Presented at Burrell Middle School to groups of gifted students, Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Clara Cheng. #FeedTheDeed: An action teaching project for the psychology of prosocial behavior. In W. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E., Waterfall (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 16, pp. 22-25). 2017. 

Frances Kelley. Developing and integrating a social justice perspective into the practice of psychology. Presented at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, January 13, 2017.

Travis Schermer. Wellness for clients and counselors: Lessons from the classroom. Presented at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Syracuse, NY, September 2016.

Travis Schermer, K. Hawk, N. Scanlon. Standing up for counseling: the importance of professional advocacy. Presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, State College, PA. November 2016.

Social Work

James M. Kelly and Jennifer Snyder-Duch. Engaged learning through advocacy outside the classroom: the youth media advocacy project. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Social Work Baccalaureate Program Directors, New Orleans, LA, March 3, 2017.


Cindi Karaffa. Abstract accepted for Global Awareness Society International (GASI) Annual Conference in Heredia, Costa Rica, May 2017.