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Scholarly Research

As stated in the NYFC Constitution, the duties and membership of the Scholarly Research committee are composed of the following:

  1. The Committee on Scholarly Research is composed of 15 elected voting members of the NYFC. Two additional alternate seats are reserved for tenure-track and contingent faculty of the NYFC.
  2. The duties of the Committee on Scholarly Research are:
    1. To make policy recommendations to the NYFC on all matters pertaining to providing support in the form of released time and/or direct financial support for scholarly research;
    2. To meet at least once each semester to consider requests by faculty for support for scholarly research.

Allocated: 15 members and 2 alternates

Currently has: 14 members and 2 alternates

Committee chair: Zafir Buraei

Current committee members: (Fall 2023 - Spring 2025)

  • Zafir Buraei, Biology (Dyson) - Chair
  • Leigh Anne Donovan, Marketing (Lubin)
  • Namchul Shin, IT (Seidenberg)
  • Judi Pajo, Sociology & Anthropology (Dyson)
  • Sid Ray, English (Dyson)
  • Linda Gottesfeld, Art (Dyson)
  • Brenna Hassinger-Das, Psychology (Dyson)
  • Ron Frank, History (Dyson)
  • Kristen Di Gennaro, English (Dyson)
  • Jennifer Pranolo, Film and Screen Studies (Dyson)
  • Andriy Danylenko, Modern Languages (Dyson)
  • MyoJung Cho, Accounting (Lubin)
  • Canan Corus, Marketing (Lubin)
  • Soyoung Kim, Marketing (Lubin)
  • Freddy Huang, Accounting (Lubin)

1st alternate: Meng Xu (Mathematics)

2nd alternate: Melvin Williams (Communication Studies)


Scholarly research applications for either release time or research expenses are available on the NYFC's Faculty forms webpage.

  • Fall due date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Spring due date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Send completed form via Echosign to your Chair, followed by your Dean, followed by the Chair of the SRC to zburaei@pace.edu.

Applicants should allow time for signatures in their planning. All applications must arrive to the SRC before the deadline.