Scholar of the Month Deepraj Mukherjee Assistant Professor College of Business Administration Kent State University at Stark 2012-present
Deepraj Mukherjee is an assistant professor of economics in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University at Stark. His research focuses on international trade, development, macroeconometrics and cross-cultural issues.
Scholar of the Month Margarita Benitez Assistant Professor College of the Arts 2010-present
Margarita Benitez is an assistant professor of fashion design in the Fashion School of the College of the Arts. Her interdisciplinary focus on interactivity in textiles and fashion blends art and technology, interface design, tangible computing, 3D, architecture and fiber and material studies.
Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.
A new company formed by a Kent State University researcher and inventor will market a technological innovation – flexible, electrically conductive transparent films – that can be used in electronic devices, including smart phones and touchscreens, and in windows that switch from transparent to opaque to block light.
Recent Kent State University graduate Allison Moats has been named one of four 2014 Portz Scholars by the National Collegiate Honors Council.
Moats graduated summa cum laude in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in biology. She earned University Honors from the Honors College with distinction in anthropology. Moats is also a member of the Kent State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Scholar of the Month Wendy Umberger Professor College of Nursing 2002-present
Wendy Umberger is a professor in the College of Nursing. Her program of research centers on the treatment and care of people experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), psychological factors related to the pain experience, neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms in pain and inflammation, and the use of complementary therapies in pain management.
Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals.
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