2022-23 Faculty Scholars

 

Elizabeth Agnew Cochran, Faculty Scholar

Elizabeth Agnew Cochran (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2007) is the author of two monographs that explore questions of virtue, moral agency, moral formation, and human flourishing: Receptive Human Virtues: A New Reading of Jonathan Edwards's Ethics (Penn State University Press, 2011), and Protestant Virtue and Stoic Ethics (T&T Clark Press, 2018). Her current research explores how attention to the experience of autistic persons complicates, enriches, and at times challenges views of virtue and human flourishing that are prominent in Christian theology and philosophy, as well as how intersectional experiences of race and disability further complicate these terms. Her project for the Grefenstette Center reflects on the role of technology in shaping human identity.


Ted Corcovilos, Faculty Scholar

Ted Corcovilos is an Associate Professor of Physics at Duquesne University, having joined the university in 2013. His research is in experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics, with particular interest in quantum computing and applications of optics to analytical chemistry and environmental science. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee.


Georgiana Craciun, Faculty Scholar

Georgiana Craciun is Associate Professor of Marketing at the School of Business, Duquesne University. Her research examines issues related to consumer online decision making, focusing on factors that influence consumer privacy choices and online product review credibility. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Decision Support Systems, Computers in Human Behavior, and Journal of Consumer Behaviour. She was the recipient of the 2018 Best Paper Award at the 17th Workshop on e-Business. In 2021, she received the Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellowship for research. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals in marketing.


Min Geiger, Faculty Scholar

Dr. Geiger is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Min received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from West Virginia University in 2021. Min's research focuses on (a) how implicit biases may disadvantage marginalized employees at work, (b) how algorithms can perpetuate biases in our society, and (c) how big data can contribute to organizational science. Her research has been published in Journal of International Business Studies and Group & Organization Management and presented at several premier conferences. Min received an award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for her dissertation.


Katherine L.W. Norton, Faculty Scholar

Katherine L.W. Norton, is an assistant professor and director of clinical and international programs in the School of Law. Within the clinical legal education program, she teaches and acts as the supervising attorney the Family Law Clinic. Norton focuses her scholarship on issues relating to access to justice and the role that technology and artificial intelligence have in this arena. Most recently Norton received an American Bar Endowment Grant for the project, Utilizing Technology to Enhance Access to Custody Appeals. This research will result in the development of an online tool to assist low-income individuals access the custody appellate process.


Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa, Faculty Scholar

Akwasi Opoku-Dakwa is an Assistant Professor of Management at Duquesne University's School of Business Administration. He has a PhD in Organization Management from Rutgers University, and his prior business experience includes consulting, marketing, and management roles. He has taught principles of management, human resource management, organizational behavior, and business ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research examines the role of ethics theory in organizational decision-making and how societal expectations of corporate responsibility affect employees' experience of work and vice versa. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the International Association for Business and Society.


Dina Nasri Siniora, Faculty Scholar

Dr. Dina Nasri Siniora is an adjunct professor at the Center of Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences with Distinction along with a minor in Public Health at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon in 2010. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dina pursued a Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sustainability at Duquesne University. Dina earned her Ph.D. in Global Health Ethics from Duquesne University in 2022. Her research interests include organizational ethics, physician-patient relationship, artificial intelligence and catholic teaching, moral reasoning, public health ethics, and pharmaceutical ethics.


Eric Vogelstein, Faculty Scholar

Dr. Eric Vogelstein is an associate professor at Duquesne University with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and the Department of Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, and has been at Duquesne since 2013. Dr. Vogelstein works primarily in biomedical ethics and has published on a variety of theoretical and practical topics in the field, including on surrogate decision-making and advance directives, medically-assisted dying, ethical issues related to prenatal and neonatal life, the concept and possibility of moral expertise, and on various ethical issues in nursing practice and education.