Dr. Patricia C. Heyn leads Center for Optimal Aging as Founding Director

Dr. Patricia C. Heyn leads Marymount University's Center for Optimal Aging as Founding Director

  After a thorough and competitive international search, Marymount University has selected Dr. Patricia C. Heyn as Founding Director of the Center for Optimal Aging, the University’s first interdisciplinary research hub focused on addressing critical issues affecting the health of older adults. “Marymount has a unique history and commitment to education and serving those in […]

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MU professor redefines child development with 20 years of research on immigrant families

Dr. Linda Cote-Reilly, Professor of Psychology at Marymount University, shares her research in child development in immigrant families.

  In this episode of “Faculty in Focus,” Dr. Linda Cote-Reilly, Professor of Psychology, discusses research she’s worked on for more than two decades that provides a better look at child development in a growing population of families across the nation. How did you become interested in psychology? I think everybody’s interested in psychology. When […]

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Cutting-edge research at forefront of Marymount professor’s Engineering work

Cutting-edge Engineering research at forefront of Marymount professor's work

  In this episode of “Faculty in Focus,” we catch up with Dr. Eric Bubar, Associate Professor of Engineering at Marymount, and get a first-hand look at his groundbreaking engineering research in areas like 3D printing, virtual reality, bioprinting and more. What are the topics of your current engineering research? We do a ton of […]

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Challenging injustice — join Marymount on a journey in Sociology

Challenging injustice — join Marymount on a journey in Sociology

  In Marymount University’s Sociology program, we focus on empowering students to value diversity as strength, recognize internationality as a gift and understand the dynamics of inclusion. Our Sociology degree embodies Marymount University’s tradition of cultivating an appreciation of the value of difference and challenging structural foundations of social injustice. Are you ready to join […]

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How a Marymount professor is using Netflix to teach Economics

Dr. Amel Ben Abdesslem uses Netflix to teach Economics at Marymount University

  In this episode of “Faculty in Focus,” we hear from Dr. Amel Ben Abdesslem, Assistant Professor of Economics. She shares her latest research, “Using Netflix Original Series to Teach Economics: A Diversity and Inclusion Approach.” Tell us about your background and how you entered the field of economics. I’m actually French and was born […]

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Uncovering the ‘Borderlands’: MU professor’s research of Chicana writers and their friendships

Chicana writers and their friendships

  In this episode of “Faculty in Focus,” we highlight Dr. Leigh Johnson, Associate Professor of Literature & Languages, and explore her research on “Chicana Visions: Ana Castillo and Cherríe Moraga’s Friendship, Falling Out and Forgiveness.” What is the topic of your current research? My research is centered on the intersections between gender studies and […]

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Marymount history professor earns Rising Star Award from VFIC

  Dr. Cassandra Good, Assistant Professor of History at Marymount University and an accomplished researcher of early American history and George Washington, has been recognized by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) with a H. Hiter Harris Family Award for her dedication to higher education and student success. The special meeting and awards presentation, […]

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Marymount’s falls prevention efforts impact more than 4,700 older adults over five years

Marymount’s falls prevention efforts impact more than 4,700 older adults over five years

  As the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in adults over the age of 65, falls can greatly impact the health and well-being of older adults in our community. In 2018, there were an estimated 36 million falls resulting in eight million injuries. That translates to more than 950,000 hospitalizations and $50 billion […]

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How a MU professor is uncovering the barriers and costs of dental care in the U.S.

Dr. Uma Kelekar, Associate Professor of Health Care Management at Marymount University

  “America is the most expensive country in the world to fall sick in.” That is how Dr. Uma Kelekar begins her paper, “An Unexpected Strategy for Reducing Health Care Costs.” It is an unfortunate truth within the nation’s health care system, and one that Americans across the country know all too well.  Dr. Kelekar, […]

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Personal connection leads MU professor to research stress and trauma in first responders

Dr. Amanda Farrell, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Marymount University.

  Dr. Amanda Farrell, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Marymount University, is on a mission to uncover the hidden wounds suffered by our nation’s first responders.  “There is no way we can ask first responders to expose themselves to the things they see, day in and day out, and not expect it to take […]

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