Faculty CSR Research Fellowships

The focus of the former BNY Mellon Faculty Fellowship program was to support and stimulate innovative thinking, research and practice concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR) among full-time faculty at the Katz school and College of Business Administration. Since faculty research shapes learning in the classroom and advances practices within organizations outside of the classroom, support of cutting-edge research is paramount.

Accordingly, the former program sought to encourage faculty to examine CSR and to bring innovative thinking to academic research, business practice, and the classroom experience. Requests for consideration were accepted from full-time faculty within any area of the school. In selecting a recipient, the Dean's Office considered each applicant's track record of producing high-quality academic research, as well as the extent to which a proposal expands or develops a new research area related to CSR in the faculty member's discipline.

During the evaluation process, the review of proposals included input from advisory board members and area experts as needed. Key criteria included:

  1. Applicant's demonstrated track record of active engagement in business research or quality of plan intended to extend existing research in to the area of CSR
  2. Relevance of the research proposal to CSR or key issues in CSR
  3. Feasibility of completing the research plan over the two-year fellowship period
  4. Quality of planned methodological approach
  5. Clarity of plan for dissemination of research findings and/or academic outcomes
  6. Potential impact of proposed study on future research, business practice, student learning, and/or teaching effectiveness

Congratulations to the 2013-2015 BNY Mellon Faculty CSR Fellows:

  • Brett Crawford, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
    Project Title: From "No Limit" to "Zero Limit:" The Institutional Emergence of Environmental Stewardship
  • Dennis Galletta, Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Doctoral Program
    Project Title: Using Human Fearful Facial Expressions to Overcome Security Warning Habituation Effects
  • R. David Lebel, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
    Project Title: Understanding Individual Socially Responsible Behavior
  • Narayan Ramasubbu, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
    Project Title: Social Change through Information Technology: An Examination of the Business Initiatives Targeted at the Base of the Economic Pyramid in India 

The following faculty were selected to participate in the BNY Mellon Faculty CSR Fellowship program from 2011-2013:

  • Chris F. Kemerer, David M. Roderick Professor of Information Systems
    Project Title: Consumer Welfare in Two-Sided Digital Markets
  • Andrew Koch, Assistant Professor of Finance
    Project Title: The Impact of Firm's Environmental, Social, and Governance Choices on Firm's Value and Shareholder Wealth
  • Kwang J. Lee, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Nandu J. Nagarajan, Professor of Accounting
    Project Title: Board Independence, Political Ties, and Corporate Decisions