Faculty Innovation Grant Winners

2019 – 2020:

Alex Perullo, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Emotional Quotient (EQ) in education and research

Laura Beaudin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, Aziz Berdiev, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, and Allison Schwachman Kaminaga, Ph.D., Lecturer of Economics
Fed Challenge, a competition designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom

Lori Coakley, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Allison Butler, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Virtual reality for prototyping

Ryan Marnane, Ph.D., Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies
Immersive story telling

Kristen Berkos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication
Data Visualization Lab for non-verbal communication

Funded by the Applied Analytics Center:

Stephanie Boyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Artificial intelligence and selling

Sharmin Attaran, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Google ads/online marketing challenge

2018 – 2019:

Alex Perullo, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies and Joan Zaretti, Ph.D., Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies
Enhancing engagement and interactivity for music learning and education

Tom Roach, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Life and How to Live it/Death and How to Diet: Innovative immersive pedagogy for humanities literature course

Katayoun Alidadi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and Social Sciences – Enhancing student engagement by flipping International Law Class

Dirk Primus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management – Identification of ‘Wicked Problems’ at Bryant University and RoboBee site visit for selected students

Crystal Jiang, Ph.D., Professor of Management – Incorporate story-telling in teaching innovation management course and teaching students how to incorporate story-telling

Funded by the Applied Analytics Center

Kevin Mentzer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Analytics
Using LINUX and Python to develop social media listening program for class

Chen Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Systems and Analytics – Robotics Course development

2017 – 2018

Janet Dean, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Developing tribal digital archives as part of course

Gaytha Langlois, Ph.D., Professor of Science and Technology
Develop sustainability ‘plug in’ modules

Stephanie Mott, Lecturer of Science and Technology
Developing anatomy lab manual to blend with IWORX.

Alex Perullo, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Exploration and recording of Providence sub-cultures

Elzotbek Rustambekov, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management
Developing expertise for business concept videos

Funded by the Applied Analytics Center

Suhong Li, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems and Analytics
Analytics for wearable devices

John Poirier, Senior Lecturer of Management
Human Resources Analytics training

2016 – 2017

Sharmin Attaran, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Leveraging Advanced Social Media for Experiential Learning

Dennis Bline, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting and MaryElla Gainor, Senior Lecturer of Accounting
Mastering Problem Solving Skills

Kristen Hokeness, Ph.D., Professor of Science and Technology
Flipping the Biology Classroom

Maura Dowling, Lecturer of Finance
Introducing “Creative Systems Learning” to Finance Students

Sam Mirmirani, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Edi Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Aziz Berdiev, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, Laura Beaudin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics
Applying Economic Theory to Real-World Problems

2015 – 2016

Stephanie Boyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Using Cartoon Technology to Teach Sales

Lookman Buky Folami, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting
Development of New Graduate Course on Business Valuation

Janet Prichard, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems and Analytics and Kevin Mentzer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Information Systems
3D Printing

Srdan Zdravkovic, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing
Experiential Learning Project in the International Business Program

2014 – 2015

Allison Butler, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Develop a Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Upper-Level Child Psychopathology Course

Mara Derderian, Lecturer of Finance
Work Toward Establishing a Financial Planning Track in the Finance Department in Partnership with the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards

Terri Hasseler, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
The Creativity Sketchbook Challenge

Jack Trifts, Ph.D., Professor of Finance
Develop Use of Technology to Support Flipping the Classroom

2013 – 2014

Aziz Berdiev, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics
Technology that Gives Students Opportunity to Apply Their Knowledge During Class

Stephanie Boyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing
Mobile Sales Lab

Sandra Enos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology
Teaching Creativity in the Sociology Classroom and Beyond

Martha Kuhlman, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Artists to Collaborate with Graphic Novel Students

Paul Swift, Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies
Preparing for the Role of Game Master in Live-Action Role-Playing Reacting to the Past Gam

2012 – 2013

Richard Glass, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems and Analytics
Collaborate with Students to Co-design an Improved Computer Information Systems Course

A. Can Inci, Ph.D., Professor of Finance
Purchase Software to Enhance His Corporate Finance Course Innovations

Alex Perullo, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Community Ethnography Course Support

Srdan Zdravkovic, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing
Materials and Training to Engage International Business Students in Unique International Cross-University Initiative