Research Projects Funded

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS

2022
Noah Dimas, McAnulty College-Grad School Arts
A New Directive: An Ethical Analysis of the Ethical and Religious Directives and Catholic Healthcare Mission to Promote and Sustain Catholic Healthcare 

2021
Noah Dimas, McAnulty College-Grad School Arts
Catholic Terminal Sedation: A New Framework for Providing Terminal Palliative Sedation as a Requirement in Catholic Healthcare Organizations

2019
Stephanie Walrath, Public History
Decolonizing National Parks: A Conversation about Repatriation and Shared Authority

2018
Amanda Seim, Department of History
Working Towards Inclusive Cities: Using Public History to Combat Gentrification In East Liberty

2017 
Clement Kanu, Department of Theology
Christianity, Islam, and African Traditional Religion: A Christology of Mature Differentiation for Inter-religious Trialogue in the Nigerian Context

Joseph Smith, Department of Theology
The Story of a Schism: 500 Years of Reformation and Repair

2016 
Zachary Dehm, Department of Theology
Can Socially Responsible Investment Create a Preferential Option for the Poor?

Clement Kanu, Department of Theology
Embodied Narrative and the Formation of Virtue: Communitarian-Anamnetic Framework in Traditional African Ethic

2015 
Joseph Smith, Department of Theology
Resourcement Theology and the Supernatural Debate: Toward a Christological Ontology

2014
Oleksandr Dubov, Center for Healthcare Ethics
Religious Coping in the ICU

Benjamin Burkholder, Department of Theology
Misquoting Jesus?: John 1:18 as a Test Case

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS 

2022
Julia Strimling, Theology I McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
How Does the Harry Potter series connect to Plato's belief in the immortality of the soul and finitude of the body? 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Schied 

2021
Kayce Boggess, Forensic Science and Law I Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Turning a Blind Eye: A Catholic Perspective on Justice
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elisabeth Vasko 

2019
Shawn Robinson, Political Science and History I McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
A Modern Reflection on the Colonization of Puerto Rico

2018
Lauren Hensler, Physician Assistant Studies I Rangos School of Health Sciences
Addressing Dental Health Disparities through Community-Engaged Learning

Sarah Timmons, Sarah Sullivan, Michelle Zheng, Nursing I School of Nursing
Race-based Inequities in Maternal-Child Health in the Hill District

2017
Nicole Cordier, History and Classics | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Better Babies and "Race Suicide": Eugenics in Pittsburgh Women's Groups

2016
Maggie Ballantyne, Public Relations | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
"Say Yes to the Dress" Goes to Church: A Feminist Theological Analysis of Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Mid-Atlantic Region

2015
Edward Lippi l Rangos School of Health Sciences
The Effect of Sexual Orientation on Religious Beliefs

2014
Franklin J. Giovannelli I A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration
The Papacy in the High Renaissance of Rome

Olivia Reddick | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
The Human Body As Psychological and Spiritual

2013
Megan Barber | Rangos School of Health Sciences
Religious and Spiritual Application in Healthcare

Stephanie Sloan and Rebecca Marie Yoder |Mary Pappert School of Music
From Heavens to Hands: A Student's Perspective on the Music of Charles Tournemire