SJC Long Island Undergraduate Research
Research is fundamental to every academic discipline. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to become actively involved in the research process within their major department. Working with a faculty member on meaningful scholarship offers benefits beyond the GPA.
What are the Benefits of Undergraduate Research?1
- Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty.
- Increases retention.
- Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation.
- Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence.
- Develops an understanding of research methodology.
- Promotes an innovation-oriented culture.
1 [From the Council on Undergraduate Research, www.cur.org]
Director of Undergraduate Research
Cheyne Miller, Ph.D., Mathematics and Computer Science
Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee
- William Bengston, Ph.D., Human Relations
- Kirk Lawrence, Ph.D., Sociology
- Dawn Lee, M.F.A., Fine Arts
- Judith Phagan, D.A., English
- William Phillips, Ph.D., Journalism and New Media
- Konstantine Rountos , Ph.D., Biology
- Vasil Skenderi, Ph.D., Mathematics and Computer Science
- Andrea Stadler, Ph.D., Physical Sciences
- Lisa Tafuro, Ph.D., Communication Studies
- Teresa Tannazzo, Ph.D., Psychology
SJC Students Involved in Undergraduate Research
Keriann Tenney ’21
Biology Major and Environmental Studies Minor
"SJC's small classroom sizes and integrated learning have given me the confidence and resources to conduct research on the effects harmful algal blooms may have on fish within their embryonic stages. This research has inspired me to continue my career within the field of marine ecology and continue to study, understand and protect marine ecosystems. Along with the great community of students at SJC, the professors within the biology department are incredibly helpful and are there to make successful future scientists."