Faculty Meetup Series

As part of our mission to enhance collaboration across the University and promote engaged research activities, the Office of Research is excited to announce the launch of a new series of faculty meetups for the 2019-2020 academic year.

These meetups will be chaired by a CSU faculty member and the discussion will focus on specific research topics that are aligned with active funding opportunities. The meetups are expected to result in the establishment of active proposal teams, and Office of Research staff will assist with proposal development during and after the meetup. The meetup topics can be found below. Faculty with relevant research interests will be invited to participate, but all interested researchers are welcome to contact the faculty lead or the Office of Research for additional information at any time.

All meetups will be held in PHH-205 on Fridays, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Date Topic / Faculty Lead

Topic: Consequences of Inequality
Faculty Lead: Linda Francis

This research topic focuses on how access to economic, social, political, and cultural resources affects behavior and societal outcomes by class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, etc. Societal outcomes include poverty, crime, education, occupational attainment, family stability, self-esteem, interpersonal violence, intergroup conflict, and others.


Topic: Science of Organizations
Faculty Lead: Myong-Hun Chang

The Science of Organizations (SoO) relates to improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. SoO is concerned with understanding how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research uses scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods.


Topic: Advanced Manufacturing
Faculty Lead: Tushar Borkar

Advanced Manufacturing (AM) is concerned with research to revitalize American manufacturing to grow our national prosperity and workforce, and to reshape our strategic industries. AM emphasizes multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Areas of research include, for example, manufacturing systems, materials processing, manufacturing machines, methodologies, cybermanufacturing, manufacturing machines, materials engineering and processing, and nanomanufacturing.


Topic: Public Health and Health Disparities
Faculty Lead: Beth Domholdt

This topic includes a diverse set of health-related issues, such as bias and discrimination in clinical care; translation of biomedical advances into clinical practice; healthcare access, costs, and resource allocation; responses to the opioid epidemic; and the ethical and policy issues raised by developments in artificial intelligence.


Topic: Interdisciplinary Digital Research
Faculty Lead: Shelley Rose

Digital Projects for the Public is concerned with projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. Such projects are designed to attract broad public audiences.

* Note: This faculty meetup will start at 12:30 p.m.


Topic: Law and Social Sciences
Faculty Lead: Joe Mead

Law and Social Sciences considers the social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. This topic is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological and includes research that advances the scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, multi-dimensional, multi-actor.


Topic: Materials Science
Faculty Lead: Chandra Kothapalli

Materials Science focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena. This research advances the understanding of the electronic, atomic, and molecular structures, mechanisms, and processes that govern nanoscale to macroscale morphology and properties; manipulation and control of these properties; discovery of emerging phenomena of matter and materials; and creation of novel design, synthesis, and processing strategies that lead to new materials with unique characteristics.


Topic: Discovery Research PreK-12
Faculty Lead: Grace Huang

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRP) seeks to significantly enhance learning and teaching by preK-12 students and teachers, through the research and development of education innovations and approaches. DRP research builds on fundamental research in education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification. DRP research results in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning.


Topic: Refugee Resettlement and Immigration
Faculty Lead: Stephanie Hinnershitz

Research on refugee resettlement and immigration requires an interdisciplinary approach. The Center for Refugee and Immigrant Success is a collaborative effort by faculty from CLASS, the College of Urban Affairs, and the College of Business to identify and analyze the experiences of refugees and immigrants living in Northeast Ohio, and to disseminate findings to the larger community. Faculty from any college or discipline with interests in this topic are welcome to join us at this faculty meetup to discuss potential opportunities for collaboration on engaged research and learning.


Topic: Smart and Connected Health in Relation to Disparities
Faculty Lead: Colleen Walsh

Smart and Connected Health (SCH) research works with communities and residents to identify and define challenges they are facing, enabling those challenges to motivate use-inspired research questions. As new technologies are being developed and deployed in the healthcare industry, understanding how they can help address, or may exacerbate, health disparities is critical.

Archive - Panel Dates from AY 2018-19

Listed below are the nine multidisciplinary research panels that were held during the 2018-2019 academic year. We thank everyone who attended one or more of the panels!

Date Title of Panel
9/14/2018 Title: IoT in the Community - Connected Devices and Data Driven Screen Level Governance
10/19/2018 Title: Multidisciplinary Research in the Field of Substance Abuse: Innovative Strategies and Lessons Learned
11/16/2018 Title: Research Impacts of the Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) Award Program
12/7/2018 Title: Smart Communities/Smart Policing Privacy Lab
2/8/2019 Title: Building Multidisciplinary Relationships Through Social Impact Design
2/22/2019 Title: Tumult in the Film Industry: Content Wins
3/29/2019 Title: Violence and Society: Examining the impact of  Violence in our Lives
4/12/2019 Title: Human-Machine Systems: Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Prosthetics
5/3/2019 Title: Multidisciplinary Research Opportunities in University and K-12 School Partnerships

Archive - Seminar Dates from AY 2017-18

Listed below are the eight multidisciplinary research seminars that were held during the 2017-2018 academic year. We thank everyone who attended one or more of the seminars!

Date Speaker
Friday, September 15, 2017 Peter Niewiarowski, University of Akron
Friday, October 6, 2017 Mark Souther, Cleveland State University
Friday, November 3, 2017 Mark Sundahl, Cleveland State University
Friday, December 8, 2017 Geoffrey Vince, Cleveland Clinic
Friday, February 2, 2018 Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University
Friday, March 9, 2018 Andrei Gudkov, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Friday, April 6, 2018 J. G. M. “Hans” Thewissen, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Friday, May 4, 2018 John Gunstad, Kent State University