Jesuit Foundation Grant Awardees

Congratulations to our recent grant recipients!

Spring 2021
The Influence of the COVID-19  Pandemic on the Educational Experiences of Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Monisha Bajaj, Professor, School of Education

Speak on It Conversations
Seenae Chong, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Amplifying San Francisco Voices: Building Bridges in CommUNITY Conversations
Karin Cotterman, Director, Engaged SF
Leslie Lombre, Director, External Relations
Jacqueline Ramos, Instructor, Community Empowerment Activist
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

Way of Proceeding: Ethical Decision-making for Students at Jesuit Schools for Business and Management
Kim Connor, Professor, School of Management

Summer Academic Program
Imene Ghernati, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Colorism and Economic Opportunity in Nigeria
Andrew Hobbs, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Rubens, the Early Jesuits, and the Virtues of Spiritual and Artistic Exercises
Catherine Lusheck, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Poems, Prayers, and Recited Verse - Integration of Ignatian Humanism
Omar Miranda, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

African Mothers Health Initiative (AMHI) Joyful Motherhood (JM) Piloting of Mobile App for Electronic Health Records & Program Evaluation
Marcianna Nosek, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Becoming Shrewd Samaritans: Toward Meaningful and Effective Engagement with Poverty and the Global Poor
Bruce Wydick, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Encouraging User Action on Environmental Justice Through Virtual Environments
Beste Yuksel, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Fall 2020
The Virtual Arrupe Community Healing Immersion
Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Policies and Practices Perpetuating the Gaps between Housing and Health Access for Vulnerable Populations in Marin County
Carolina Echeverria, Director of Partnerships, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Kelly McDermott, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Rita Widergren, Alumna, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Baptisteries of the Early Christian World
Nathan Dennis, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Digitizing Early Editions of The Spiritual Exercises for Free Online Access
John Hawk, Librarian, Gleeson Library and Geschke Center

Community-driven Engaged Scholarship in Migration Studies: Intersections of Lived Experiences, Migration Studies, and Praxis
Karina Hodoyan, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Jane Pak, Adjunct Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Empowering Underserved Youth during COVID-19 by Promoting Health Education and Self Advocacy
Jodie Sandhu, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Carolina Echerverria, Director of Partnerships, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Kelly L. L'Engle, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

 

Spring 2020
Ghost Forest: Research in Ignatian Spirituality to Compose a Requiem
Byron Au Yong, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Understanding College Students' Commitments to Jesuit Values in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alison Cohen, Assistant Professor, School of Management

Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars Puerto Rico Initiative
Kathleen Coll, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

The Teachings of Father Ignacio Martin-Baro: Applied Practice Applications in Health Professions
Dory Escobar, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

A Foundation Course for Graduate Global Immersion and Community Research
Karina Hodoyan, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Examen Your Health / Examen Tu Salud
Kelly L'Engle, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

The Dao of Humility: Paths Toward Self Restraint in an Arrogant Age
Stephen Roddy, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Thacher Gallery Exhibition and Programs: What Does Liberation Mean to You?
Glori Simmons, Director, Thacher Gallery

Social Justice Through Career Exploration: Training and Increasing Career Knowledge Through Community Partnerships
Angela Tang, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Fall 2019
St. Francis Xavier College, Kathmandu, Nepal Faculty Research and Staff Development
Richard Callahan, Professor, School of Management

Transgender Spectrum Initiative
Lionell Daggs, Assistant Director, Cultural Centers
CY Kao, S.J., Program Manager, Outreach and Special Projects, Cultural Centers

The Grounds for Peace: Integrating Jesuit Values on Local Peace Building Processes in Cali, Colombia
Brian Dowd-Uribe, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences 
Lucia Cantero, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Deepening the University's Concept and Practice of Engaged Research for Social Change: Training in Applied Community Research at the Institute of Intercultural Studies at Javeriana Cali, Colombia
School of Education Team:
Susan Katz, Professor
Monisha Bajaj, Professor
Lisa De La Rue, Assistant Professor
Emma Fuentes, Associate Professor
Danfeng Koon, Assistant Professor

Exploring the Ignatian Spirituality of Bees
Craig Petersen, Director of Operations, Facilities Management

Exploring Places and Identities in the Modern World: A Conversation and Reading by Tommy Orange, author of the award-winning book, "There There"
Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE)
Saera Khan, Professor, College or Arts and Sciences, Co-Director, CRASE
Christine Yeh, Professor, School of Education, Co-Director, CRASE

Sara Fan, Program Assistant, CRASE

Caring Conversations: Saving Lives
Suzy Kisylia, Senior Wellness Manager, Human Resources
Barbara Thomas, Senior Director, Counseling and Psychology Services
Jenny Lee, Manager, Health Promotion Services

Spring 2019
Church as Field Hospital: Toward an Ecclesiology of Sanctuary
Erin Brigham, Director, Lane Center

Case Management - Off Campus Referral Support
Kerry Burns, Associate Director Case Management, Student Life

Fear and its Effects on Students' Wellbeing
Dellanira Garcia, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Erin Grinshteyn, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
Marie-Claude Couture, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions

USF in Virtual Reality
Insun He, Instructional Technologist, Information Technology Services

The Tibet Oral History Project: Coding Interviews for Research Purposes
Kathryn Nasstrom, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Peace and Conflict: Lessons from Northern Ireland
Peter Novak, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Learning from Silence: Silent Retreat as Crucible Experience
Jennifer Parlamis, Associate Professor, School of Management

Institute of Eloquentia Perfecta
Leigh Meredith, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Julie Sullivan, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Fall 2018
Religion and Spirituality in Promoting Psychological Well-being among Marginalize Persons
Barbara Thomas, Senior Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Cecile Bhang, Doctoral Psychology Intern, Counseling and Psychological Services

Spring 2018
USF 101 - Jesuit Vision Stories
Marilyn DeLaure, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Operation Streamline & Family Separation: A Collaborative Research Project with Kino Border Initiative
Genevieve Negron Gonzales, Assistant Professor, School of Education

USF Community Engagement for Disability Justice: A collaboration between university and community scholars
Emily A. Nusbaum, Assistant Professor, School of Education
Nicola A. McClung, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Community in Conversation with USF Public Safety Officers
Charles Ramsden, Community Service Office, Public Safety

"Black-Jewish Relations"
A
aron Hahn Tapper, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Investigation of the acculturation experiences of Iranian immigrants living in Malaysia
Christine Yeh, Professor, School of Education

Fall 2017
Summit for Social Research: Bridging the Universities and Social Ministries of Jesuits West
Erin Brigham, Director, Lane Center, College of Arts & Sciences

Liberation Psychology: An Inclusive and Affirming Approach Based on Ignatian Principles
Daniela Dominguez, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Spring 2017
Gathering the Graces: Women, the Spiritual Exercises and Jesuit Education
Julie Dowd, Director, University Ministry

Diploma Impact Evaluation: Jesuit Higher  Education in Dzaleka Malawi
Emily Golike, Strategic Enrollment Management

USF Speaker Series in the History of Jewish-Christian Relations
Aaron Hahn Tapper, Assistant Professor, Arts & Sciences

Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm-based Data Science Research and Development: Medication Adherence System for Low Incom Pregnant Women
Diane Woodbridge, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Forum for Transnational Collaboration
John Zarobell, Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences


Fall 2016
Mathematics in the Belizean Context
Nathan Alexander, Assistant Professor, SOE

USF at the Margins: A Sustainable, Jesuit Approach to Expanding Access and Improving Online Higher Education for Refugees
Shelly Helgeson, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services

The Early Jesuits and the Arts
Kate Lusheck, Associate Professor, Art History / Art Management & Museum Studies

Jesuit Refugee Service Video-Case Analysis: Jesuit Leadership and Hospitality Praxis
Marco Tavanti, Professor, SOM
John Koeplin, Associate Professor, SOM
Thomas A. Maier, Associate Professor, SOM
Julia Dowd, Director, University Ministry

Looking Glass: Community Based Research With Foster Youth
Saralyn Ruff, Assistant Professor, CAS