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Office of the Provost

Provost Innovation Funds

The Provost Innovation Fund, managed through the Office of Academic Affairs, is allocated specifically to support the implementation of academic initiatives that are directly related to the Agenda for Distinction.

In a competitive application process, faculty submit proposals that are directly related to the Agenda for Distinction. Awards are made on the basis of the project’s alignment with one or more goals and objectives of the Agenda for Distinction and the project’s potential impact on the quality of our academic offerings.  Faculty members should visit the Provost Innovation Fund on BlackBoard for application information.

2014 - 2015 Recipients 

Faculty Name Position Department Project Title
Jack Adams Associate Professor Electrical Engineering Interdisciplinary Electromechanical Project with Significant Environmental, Cost, and Curricular Impacts - Electrical Engineering 
Brittnie Aiello Assistant Professor  Criminology  Prison Education at Merrimack College
John “Sean” Condon  Associate Professor/Chair  History History Matters: Launching Online Undergraduate History Journal
Anthony L. Fernandez Associate Professor/ Chair  Chemistry and Biochemistry Implementation of an iPad-Controlled Probeware System in the General Chemistry Sequence 
Julie Fitzmaurice  Associate Dean GBS/Associate Professor  Marketing Developing a College-wide Parent Participation Network 
Jimmy Franco  Assistant Professor  Chemistry and Biochemistry Creating Virtual Experiential Learning Experience 
John A. Gallagher  Assistant Professor  Mechanical Engineering  Interdisciplinary Electromechanical Project with Significant Environmental, Cost, and Curricular Impacts - Mechanical Engineering
Laura Hall-Seelig Associate Professor  Mathematics  Dedicated Classroom Space to Allow Use of Innovative Pedagogies in Mathematics Courses 
R. David MacLaren Associate Professor  Biology  Establishing a Marine Field Station and the Study of Whale Behavior, Ecology and Conservation in the Gulf of Maine
Michael F. Mascolo  Professor  Compass and Psychology  Virtues in Praxis: Fostering Academic Motivation and Skill Development through Puposive Self-Cultivation 
Lynn A. McGovern  Professor World Languages and Cultures Studies Study Abroad in Cuba: Catching the Wave of New Opportunities
Raymond J. Shaw Associate Professor Psychology  Developing an Innovative, Interdisciplinary Data Science Program
Sally Shockro Assistant Professor  History  Why Does the Past Matter? - Enduring Questions Application 
Ana C. Silva  Assistant Professor  Accounting and Finance  Center for Financial Capability