College of Leadership and Social Change

Faculty Research, Publications, and Honors

2016/2017 Academic Year 

Accounting / Fraud and Forensics 

Matthews, Diane 

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. 


Snyder-Duch, Jennifer  

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. 


Mu, Enrique 

1. Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a decision-making methodology, for eyewitness identification (with R. Chung and L. Reed). This preliminary study won “Best Research paper Award” in the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has been funded by Carlow’s Geibel Institute. Recently published in the International Journal of Production Economics, 2016.

2. Decision-Making processes, using AHP, in different contexts. More recently, the development of a prioritization model for the prioritization of fraud investigation (w. James Carroll). Published in the International Journal of Production Economics, 2016.

3. Applications of information systems and decision-making methodologies in Higher Education and Latin American Studies (with Milagros Pereyra-Rojas). We recently published a paper in Frontiers of Psychology (2017).

4. “The Higher-Ed Organizational-Scholar Tension: How Scholarship Compatibility and the Alignment of Organizational and Faculty Skills, Values and Support Affects Scholar’s Performance and Well-Being” with Milagros Pereyra-Rojas, James Gaskin and Tony Lingham. Frontiers of Psychology, 2017.

5. Practical Decision Making: An Introduction to the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) using SuperDecisions v2. 2016, with Milagros Pereyra-Rojas. Springer Briefs in Operations Research. Springer International Publishing.

6. “Development of a fraud risk decision model for prioritizing a fraud risk decision model for prioritizing fraud risk cases in manufacturing firms,” with James Carroll, International Journal of Production Economics, 173, 30-42, 2016.

7. Agredo, S., Mu, E. and Vella, C. 2017. EVALUATION OF CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) SYSTEMS FOR SMALL SERVICE BUSINESSES. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Volume 9, Issue 1.

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.) 

Karaffa, Cindi 

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


Bernstein, Josh 

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

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

Cheng, Clara

 #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. 

Kelley, Frances 

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

Schermer, Travis

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.