Faculty Focus 2019: Excellence at the Intersection of Teaching and Scholarship

Scholarship starts with a question — a pressing puzzle that awakens inquiry. That inquiry — the pursuit of insight and answers to central questions — is the foundation of the liberal arts education at Stonehill College, where classroom teaching and scholarly research are inextricable.

Faculty In the News

Short Stories

In addition to teaching English literature, Professor Jared Green is an author, poet, screenwriter, and experimental literary performer. Recently, his story, "This Is How We Walk on the Moon," appeared in The Write Launch and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Another story, "Heliographs," was published in the New Limestone Review and took second place in the Gurney Norman Fiction Prize.

In Translation

An authority on the 20th century philosopher Martin Heidegger, Professor Richard Capobianco is the author of two acclaimed scholarly books—"Heidegger’s Way of Being" and "Engaging Heidegger"—on the seminal thinker. Capobianco’s scholarship is gaining traction beyond the English language, with the former being translated and published in Spanish and both books translated and published in Slovak.

Opioid Epidemic

Students in Professor Ann Marie Rocheleau’s Drug Addiction and Abuse classes have been exploring the opioid epidemic. One class helped facilitate an art exhibition, Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic, now at the Fuller Craft Museum. The other viewed the exhibit and assessed it with an artist and people in recovery. Rocheleau and others involved in the project were interviewed by NewTV in Newton.

TEDxStonehillCollege: We Are in a Photonics Revolution

Cheryl Schnitzer, associate professor in Chemistry, recently spoke at TEDxStonehillCollege about photonics, the science and practice of manipulating photons.

Faculty Stories

  • Kaitlyn Corey ’20 and Professor Jennifer Segawa, assistant professor of biology and neuroscience

    Organizations often tap female executives when they’re on the verge of collapse. A student-professor research team hopes science will show it’s unfair to blame gender when the collapses happen.

  • Timothy Balint, Ph.D.

    This academic year, we welcome 21 new full-time faculty members. Our new faculty are published and experienced experts in the disciplines of Chemistry, Computer Science, Religious Studies, Biology and Health Science, Sociology and Criminology, Education, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Physics, Environmental Science, Philosophy, Business Administration/Management, Accounting, and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.