The proposed goal for the sabbatical is to finalize the development and validation
of four qualitative analysis dictionaries that are currently in various stages of
development. The ultimate goal is the publication of articles detailing the dictionary
development and validation process for the four areas of inquiry: Critical Thinking
Skills, Student Evaluation of Teaching, Adult Attachment Theory, and Brand Personality.
Jenny’s research project focuses on “Too-Big-To-Fail, Credit Ratings, and the Dodd-Frank
Act.” This work is an extension and expansion of her doctoral work on bank opacity.
She will also be starting a new project entitled “Corporate Governance and Prediction
Rich’s work will focus on exploring the cross-cultural community of interest in Spirituality
and Wuity. Both are universal ethical constructs rooted in the natural law. Spirituality
and mindfulness are well known in Western academic constructs while Wuity (from Daoism)
and meditation being an Eastern construct is less studied in the West.
William will be comparing the political philosophies of Orestes Brown, a leading Catholic
American intellectual of the nineteenth century, and Woodrow Wilson. A primary area
will the the question of Brownson’s supposed influence on Wilson’s conception of Government.
Janette’s projects are united by her scholarly interests in Catholic education and
serving gifted populations. In particular, she will be working on a series of six
books on gifted learners for the National Catholic Education Association. She will
also be working on a White Paper for gifted children for the NCEA, and a national
Dan’s leave will allow him to enrich his research on the history of political thought
through the pursuit of personal and practical experience. He will spend the year working
in a noncareer position in the federal government. He is applying for fellowships
designed to give selected political scientists inside experience of the public-policy
process. He will also be looking for paid noncareer positions suited to an academic
on temporary leave (e.g., at the State Department’s Office of International Religious
Cathy will join other researchers in a book project concerning the writings of critic
and author Lucy Lippard. Lippard is renowned for her insight into some of the seminal
art movements of the mid to late twentieth-century. Her sabbatical will entail research
at the Smithsonian Archives. In addition, she will use her time at the Archives to
work on a related project, focusing on a series of photographic works produced by
artist Lynda Benglis between 1973 and 1974.
The primary purpose of Scott’s sabbatical is writing a book on “Phenomenological Analysis,”
part of a book series on qualitative research to be published by the American Psychological
Association’s “APA Books”. In addition, he will complete a major article on Husserlian
method for the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. Finally, he will complete five issues of The Humanistic Psychologist for which he serves as Editor-in-Chief.
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Scott’s sabbatical has two major foci, the first a volume of unpublished essays by
Louise Cowan, part of a series planned by Bainard Cowan. The second is a book tentatively
entitled Cities on Paper, a study of the influence of literary visions of the city
upon city planning.
The title of José’s project is “Mapping Mestizo Narratives: Sixteenth-Century Evangelical
Discourses and the Histories of Pre-Conquest New Spain.” This project will provide
the foundation for a book that examines the mestizo-authored histories of pre-Hispanic
Mexico in light of sixteenth-century historical and evangelical discourses.
Andrew is extending his sabbatical for the spring semester into a leave to complete
an investigation of the links between OT Lady Wisdom and the Holy Spirit in the early
Christian tradition up to the fourth century. This book project may end up as part
of the Notre Dame University Pres series, Reading the Scriptures.
Andrew is taking a full year’s sabbatical to complete a book on Shakespeare’s comedies
provisionally entitled Shakespeare Ludens: Figurative Language and Comedic Modes as Play Elements.
Greg’s full year sabbatical projects include a slim, practical, hands-on guide to
Argumentation, using the material and experience from the Argumentation class he has
offered the past couple of years, a revival of the Stasis Theory, a popular work on
contemporary progressive education, and working on a plan for a new undergraduate
major in Liberal Learning.
Phil’s proposes to create and complete a significant body of artworks for two solo
museum exhibitions in the spring and fall of 2020. The spring show will be held at
the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, and the fall exhibit is at the Butler Institute
of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.