SCRANTON — Three Abington area residents are among the six University of Scranton professors who were awarded 2016 Faculty Development Summer Grants. The grants are intended to promote scholarship and curriculum development efforts by faculty members.
Abhijit Roy, D.B.A., of South Abington Township, professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, received a grant to research “Dwarkanath Tagore as a Pioneering Entrepreneur of India and his Use of the Integrated Marketing Approach in Partnering with the British East India Company and other Enterprises.” Roy, who joined the university’s faculty in 2006, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Allahabad, India, and a master’s degree and a M.B.A. from the University of Arizona. He earned a D.B.A. from Boston University.
Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., of Clarks Green, professor of biology, will research “A Tale of Two Snails: Commensalism or ‘friends with benefits’?” Voltzow joined Scranton’s faculty in 1996. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Duke University.
Robert H. (Hank) Willenbrink, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, associate professor of English and theatre, will study “Catalan Publics, Catalan Theatricality: Salsa Alternativas and Contemporary Barcelona.” Willenbrink, who joined Scranton’s faculty in 2009, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.