Faculty Research Conference

8th Annual Faculty Research Conference

Enhancing Institutional Excellence: A Role for Student and Faculty Research

Presented by the Division of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Research & Development Committee (FR&DC)

November 18 through 19, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Talon Center

About the Conference

The Division of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Research & Development Committee (FR&DC) invite you to participate in Coppin State University’s 8th Annual Faculty Research Conference. The conference will serve as a venue for all mini-grant recipients and faculty to disseminate ideas, knowledge, opinions, theories, research projects, and recent developments in the various academic disciplines. The theme of the conference is “Enhancing Institutional Excellence: A Role for Student and Faculty Research”.

The conference will be held at the Talon Center on November 18 through 19, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Register to attend by October 26, 2021.

Register to attend

Headshot of CSU President Anthony Jenkins wearing a white collared shirt, bright yellow tie, navy blue suit jacket with CSU lapel pin in front of green shrubs and low brick wall on Coppin's campus

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for the 2021 conference is Coppin State University President, Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins.

Call for Presentations

Are you interested in presenting a session at this year's event? We invite you to participate in the Faculty Research Conference and present your research papers. Research papers in all disciplines will be considered for presentation.

Please submit your abstracts electronically to Dr. Emmanuel Anoruo at Abstracts for presentation should not exceed 300 words. Poster presentations by faculty and students are encouraged.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for presentation is 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2021.

Submit an abstract

Conference Awards

Best Paper

  1. 1st Place $1,000.00
  2. 2nd Place $700.00
  3. 3rd Place $400.00
  4. Faculty-Student Joint Presentations (Two awards $1500.00 each)

Conference Volume

The deadline for submission of completed papers presented at the conference for possible inclusion in the Conference Volume is January 25, 2022.

Submitting Your Paper

Review the guidelines for submitting your completed paper for the conference volume.

Papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

Papers should be typewritten double-spaced on one side of white A4 paper with size 12 font and pages numbered consecutively in accordance with the 7th edition of the APA style. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8 pages, including the tables, illustrations, references, and appendices. The first page of the paper should contain the following information:

  1. Full title of the paper;
  2. Names, affiliations, phone numbers and email addresses of the authors;
  3. An abstract of not more than 100 words;

All included references should be placed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. The reference list should include only works cited in the paper. Consistent with the 7th edition of the APA style, if a source is cited, the author’s name and year of publication appear in parentheses at the end of the sentence. For example, note the following (i.e. Simon & Young, 2006). However, if a source is cited at the beginning of the sentence, only the year is in parenthesis and not the authors. If a source contains two authors, both names (surnames) are cited throughout the text. However, if a source has three, four, or five authors, each author and the year are cited the first time in the text only. If the same source is cited elsewhere in the paper, the surname of the first author is noted, followed by “et al.” The year of that source is also provided when it is cited the first time in a paragraph, but it is not given on the second or subsequent citations in that paragraph. If a source has six or more authors, only the surname of the first author followed by “et al.” and year are cited.

If a reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text by addition of a small letter, e.g. (Johnson, 2005a); (Johnson, 2005b). When several sources are cited, they are to be arranged alphabetically (according to first surname) and separated by semicolons, e.g., (Baum et al., 2001; Dickey and Fuller, 1981; James et al., 2006). The following are a few examples how to cite sources in the Reference Section:

Simon, O. F., & Young, C. S. (2006). An application of variance ratio test to the Korean securities Journal of Banking and Finance, 18, 643-658.

Thompson, A. (2007). The history of the United States (2nd ed.). New York: Harcourt-Brace Publishing.


Coppin State University has awarded over 60 mini-grants to support faculty research.

Summer 2017

  1. Dr. Lorreta Baryeh
  2. Dr. Blessing Diala-Ogamba
  3. Dr. Shingariya Mushonga
  4. Dr. Lanjiun You
  5. Prof. Denyce Watties-Daniels

Summer 2014

  • Dr. Blessing Diala-Ogamba
  • Dr. John Newman
  • Dr. Erica Smith
  • Dr. Cheng Luo
  • Dr. Sean Brooks

Summer 2012

  • Dr. Shingirayi Mushonga
  • Dr. Cheng Luo
  • Dr. Harry Legum
  • Dr. Ibrahim Kargbo
  • Drs. Mousumi Chattaraj and Rogers Carmelle
  • Dr. Min A
  • Prof. Delores Smith and Dr. Wanda McCoy

Summer 2011

  • Dr. Blessing Diala-Ogamba
  • Dr. John Newman
  • Dr. Hany Sobhi
  • Dr. Cheng Luo
  • Dr. Liangjun You

Distinguished Faculty Award: Dr. Judith Kehe

Summer 2010

  • Dr. Katherine Cameron
  • Dr. Elaine Howell
  • Dr. Brian Schmitt
  • Dr. Ibrahim Kargbo
  • Dr. Felix Abeson
  • Dr. Moses Wekesa
  • Dr. Roger Stritmatter
  • Dr. Liangjun You

Distinguished Faculty Award: Dr. George Taylor

Summer 2009

  • Dr. Michael Berlin
  • Dr. Chris Brittan-Powell
  • Dr. Blessing Diala-Ogamba
  • Prof. Hyacinth Ezeka
  • Prof. Vanessa Jackson
  • Dr. Shawyn Jenkins
  • Prof. Amini-Johari-Courts
  • Dr. Yanghee Kim
  • Dr. Elgin Klugh
  • Dr. Cheng Luo
  • Dr. Marjorie Miles
  • Dr. Kenneth Morgan
  • Dr. Claudia Nelson
  • Dr. Paula Pratt
  • Dr. Janet Spry
  • Dr. George Taylor
  • Dr. M. Jamal Uddin
  • Dr. Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie

Distinguished Faculty Award: Dr. Katherine Bankole-Medina

Summer 2008

  • Dr. Chris Brittan-Powell
  • Dr. Ibrahim Kargbo
  • Dr. Harry Legum
  • Dr. Cheng Lou
  • Dr. Michelle Pointer
  • Prof. Gail Satchell
  • Dr. Roger Stritmatter
  • Dr. Liangjun You

Summer 2007

  • Dr. Philbert Aaron
  • Dr. Felix Abeson
  • Dr. Virletta Bryant
  • Dr. Blessing Diala-Ogamba
  • Dr. Carmelle Rogers
  • Dr. David Scott
  • Dr. Lidan Ha
  • Dr. Ibrahim Kargbo
  • Dr. Gerald Powell, Jr.
  • Dr. Doug Reardon
  • Dr. Atma Sahu
  • Drs. Vonda Smith-Hill & Shirley Newton-Guest

Faculty Research & Development Committee (FR&DC)

FR&DC serves as a vehicle to support and encourage faculty scholarly endeavors leading to presentation at regional and national conferences and publications.

The charge for the Committee is to develop a strategy for this scholarly research initiative:

  • Determine how to support faculty in their research;
  • Seek ways to institutionalize this effort;
  • Determine what kind of support is needed;
  • Develop methods to track the outcomes of the initiative;
  • Discover the kinds of expertise our faculty members already possess that can be utilized on a local and national level.

Conference Chair: Dr. Emmanuel Anoruo

Conference Co-Chair: Dr. Denyce Watties-Daniels

Conference Volume Editors & Program Committee Members

  • Emmanuel Anoruo, Ph.D.
  • Alcott Arthur, Ph.D.
  • Ahmed El-Haggan, Ph.D.
  • Argin Hutchins, DrPH
  • Yi-Ping Huang, Ph.D.
  • Gazi Iqbal, Ph.D.
  • Mintesinot Jiru, Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Pope, Ph.D.
  • Stephen Providence, Ph.D.
  • Christopher Rivera, Ph.D.
  • Hany Sobhi, Ph.D.
  • Sabrina Taylor, Ph.D.
  • Jamal Uddin, Ph.D.
  • Denyce Watties-Daniels, DNP, RN
  • Anthony Zias, Ph.D.

*The Conference Volume is not a peer reviewed publication