The Baecke Faculty Research Award supports the research endeavors of tenure-track and tenured faculty at St. Ambrose University, conducting research in areas related to the humanities. Funds will support travel to research sites as well as costs of research materials, up to $3,000.
The Baecke Faculty Fellowship Grant supports the humanities-focused research and creative projects of St. Ambrose faculty by providing release time for one or two courses over one academic year. Eligible faculty include tenured and tenure-track faculty who have completed three years of full-time teaching.
Applications for grants for the 2016-17 fiscal year are due February 17, 2017. Click here for the Application and Forms page.
Ethan Gannaway, History, Art History and Geography Department. Ethan Gannaway conducted research focused on Ambrose and the iconography of the cock on a column, a curious motif that appears in scenes of Peter's denial in late antique art. More broadly, his research focuses on audience reception of Ambrose. These research topics, both specific and broad, were greatly enhanced by visits to museums, archaeological sites, and the Queens College library (Oxford) and, especially, by conversations with a large and diverse group of scholars gathered at Oxford University.
Jessica Gosnell, Philosophy Department. Jessica Gosnell studied Clinical Mediation at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Ethics. This course was focused on the practical application of mediation in a clinical setting including extensive lecture, discussion, and role plays. Using this training, Dr. Gosnell has delivered lectures on this practice to the Genesis System Ethics Committee, the Quad City Assisted Living and Nursing Home Round Table, and the Petersen Health Care system. As research in this area continues, it is hoped that basic clinical mediation skills can be incorporated into healthcare education rather than offering it as a separate training. Clinical mediation can provide clinicians with the communication skills that will help resolve conflict as it arises rather than addressing problematic conflicts after they have become elevated.
Rev. Bud Grant, Theology/Pastoral Theology and General Education.Bud Grant participated in a coordinated research project with a diverse group of humanities scholars representing art history, history, linguistics, and theology at Oxford, UK. His research demonstrates that Saint Ambrose was to Stoicism what Augustine was to Neo-Patonism and Aquinas to Artistotle, which provides a completely different lens through which to interpret Christian theology--especially ethics. His contribution on Ambrose's Natural Law has been accepted for publication by Oxford University.