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Bicentennial Fellows Projects Announced

The Bicentennial Steering Committee has announced that five projects involving seven faculty members have been selected as part of the Bicentennial Fellows initiative, which aims to highlight the faculty’s research and scholarship. 

In October 2016, all full time faculty members were invited to submit proposals to contribute to the commemoration of Saint Louis University’s 200 years as an institution of higher learning through significant scholarly works. Thirty-one proposals representing the diversity of programs and scholarly activities across the University, including the Madrid Campus, were submitted. Selection was based on the proposed project’s alignment with the objectives of the bicentennial, its theme, University mission, intellectual rigor and potential for contribution to the faculty member’s discipline.

“I am pleased that so many faculty took the time to submit very impressive proposals,” said Ellen Harshman, dean emerita and director of bicentennial planning. “And I want to congratulate our seven fellows. I look forward to seeing the results of their scholarship, which I’m sure will contribute to their disciplines far beyond SLU’s bicentennial.”

 The fellows are:

  • Beccy Aldrich, Ph.D., assistant professor, occupational science and occupational therapy: “Occupational Justice: Discovering the Philosophical Foundations for Saint Louis University’s Distinctive Approach to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Education”
  • Heidi Ardizzone, Ph.D., associate professor and chair, American studies: “Race, Catholicism and Saint Louis”
  • Gregory Beabout, Ph.D., professor, philosophy, and Jennifer Popiel, Ph.D., associate professor, history, two books: Inside the Jesuit Tradition and Gateway Boon Town: 19th Century St. Louis
  • Harold Braswell, Ph.D., assistant professor, health care ethics: “Hospice and Housing Discrimination: Race and Freedom at the End-of-Life”
  • James Fisher, Ph.D., professor, marketing, and Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D., associate professor, international business: “Global Corporate Responsibility Meets Mission: The Faith Effect”

The fellows will present their work at a symposium during the 2018 fall semester. Works will be included in a publication produced by Saint Louis University.