Faculty Research Opportunities

Faculty Research Opportunities

In addition to seeking external grants, faculty members can apply for research support from several internal Bryn Athyn College and Academy of the New Church funds.

  • Bryn Athyn College summer research fund: supports scholarly work leading to academic publication.
  • Carpenter fund (An Academy of the New Church fund) and Carpenter Scholars: supports academic publication, translation, and teaching related to the history of religion and to sacred languages
  • E. Bruce Glenn fund: supports the building of resources and publications, or the development of curriculum with New Church perspectives in academic disciplines
  • Grant Doering fund: supports research and education projects that benefit both the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT) and Bryn Athyn College

Recent Faculty Research Projects Supported by Bryn Athyn College

Max Blair
  • “Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Hybrid Airborne Wind Turbine” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
Fredrik Bryntesson
  • “The Chipola River Wildlife Sanctuary 1950-52” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
  • “A Glorious Year: Ice Hockey at the Bryn Athyn Academy in 1920-21” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
  • “Ice Hockey at Bryn Athyn 1922-24, and the Career of Werner Schnarr” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
  • “Bryn Athyn College Deer Study” (Grant Doering fund)
Wendy Closterman
  • “Reading the Gospel of Luke’s Walk to Calvary as a Funeral Procession: A Study of Luke 23: 27-28” (Carpenter fund)
Stella Evans
  • Two New Murine Calcium-Activated Chloride Channel Regulators (CLCA): mCLCA7 and mCLCA8 (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
Erica Goldblatt Hyatt
  • “Assessing Compassion Fatigue among Formal Outpatient Hospice Caregivers working with Medically-Underserved Minorities” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
Martha Gyllenhaal
  • “Creating a Digital Archive of Canonical Roman Sculpture that Dutch Painters Used as Models” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
Edward Higgins
  • “Bryn Athyn College Deer Study” (Grant Doering fund)
Kristin King
  • “Research into Correspondence” (Carpenter Scholars)
Sean Lawing
  • “Re-membering Auðr’s Hand in Eyrbyggja saga” (Carpenter fund)
  • “Disfigurement in Old Norse-Icelandic Culture” (Carpenter fund)
Eugene Potapov
  • “Monitoring of the Steller’s Sea Eagle in the Magadan District, NE Russia” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
  • “Pedestrian Traffic in the Pennypack Preserve” (Grant Doering fund)
  • “Bryn Athyn College Deer Study” (Grant Doering fund)
Angela Rose
  • “Editing The Philosophy of New Church Education by George de Charms” (E. Bruce Glenn fund)
Gregory Rose
  • “Politics and Religion in the Middle East” (Carpenter Scholars)
Ray Silverman
  • “Nature as Revelation: ‘Intimations of Immortality’” (Bryn Athyn College summer research fund)
Neil Simonetti
  • “Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning” (E. Bruce Glenn fund)
  • “Introduction to Information Processing Systems” (E. Bruce Glenn fund)
Sonia Werner
  • “Forensic Psychology: A Swedenborgian Perspective” (E. Bruce Glenn fund)
  • “Altruism and Early Christianity” (Carpenter fund)
Jane Williams-Hogan
  • “The Making of a Modern Visionary—Emanuel Swedenborg: Eyewitness to the Apocalypse” (Carpenter fund)
  • “Swedenborg’s Philosophical Project: Reconciling Reason and Faith” (Carpenter fund)
Aram Yardumian
  • “Genetic Diversity in Western Georgia: Implications for the Prehistory of the Ancient Near East and Its Peoples” (Carpenter Scholars)
  • “The Geography of Jewish Ethnogenesis” (Carpenter fund)