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Faculty Development Committee Mission

The mission of the Faculty Development Committee is to assist in the professional growth of the faculty members of Mercy College. The Faculty Development Committee facilitates the professional growth of the faculty members at Mercy College by providing grant monies to faculty engaged in research, scholarship, and service activities.

Goals of the Faculty Development Awards

Faculty Development Grants are available to full-time and adjunct faculty members.  Faculty may apply for a single grant per academic year (September - August).  Full-time faculty may request a maximum of $3,000 and part-time faculty may request a maximum of $1,500.

Faculty Development Grants are meant to foster the following qualities:

  • Development of peer standing
  • Development of professional and scholarly excellence
  • Enhancement of teaching 
  • Contribution to Mercy College scholarly activity
  • Contribution to professional and scholarly communities


Faculty Development Grant Awards

Mercy College supports faculty development through a variety of funds, including School Travel Funds, School Development Funds, Faculty Development Committee Funds and external grant programs. This document guides the applicant through the Faculty Development Committee awards application processes.

The application deadlines are as follows:


Preceding April 15th


Preceding November 9th

*If you intend to work on your project from July 1 – December 31th, applications must be received before April 15th.

**If you intend to work on your project from January 1 – June 30th,  applications must be received before November 9th.

Applications received after the posted deadlines, will not be reviewed. Applicants should resubmit their application for the next funding cycle.

Click the following link to access the faculty development grant application:

Mercy College full-time, core faculty are eligible for a competitively-awarded course release for faculty development, with a particular focus on pursuit of scholarship with the aim of advancing scholarly work towards external support.

Mercy College Faculty Development Committee 2018-19





Dr. Orlando Barreiro

Assistant Professor

School of Business

Dr. Li Yong Assistant Professor  School of Business  

Dr. Mi-Hyun Chung

Associate Professor

 School of Education


Dr. Helen Buhler


School of Health and Natural Sciences


Dr. Charles Li

Assistant Professor

School of Liberal Arts


Dr. Celia Reissig-Vasile


Associate Professor

School of Liberal Arts


Dr. Lisa Ecklund-Flores Associate Professor School of Social and Behavioral Sciences  

Dr. Alberto Manzi

Assistant Professor

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Mr. Moddie Breland

Assistant Professor



Dr. Saul Fisher

Associate Provost for Research, Grants, and Academic Initiatives

Office of the Provost