Endowed by alumna Patricia Chadwick (MET ’75), the Chadwick Fellowship Award provides funds to be used for the professional development of faculty and staff. Each academic year, one member of the faculty and one member of the staff are selected to receive direct support for activities that advance their learning and create further opportunities for innovation.
Proposals are accepted between January and the end of March each year, and should include your statement of interest (1–2 pages), budget, supplementary materials (if necessary), and a statement of support from your department chair or supervisor.
Patricia Chadwick is founder and president of Ravengate Partners LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to providing businesses and not-for-profit institutions with education and advice about the financial markets and the global economy. As a board member, she brings three decades of managerial and investment experience to the boardroom, where her strength lies in helping to drive decision-making at the corporate level. As an expert witness, she specializes in matters of investment process, due diligence, portfolio construction and management, and stock research.
Before founding Ravengate partners, she served as chief investment strategist at Invesco (1997 – 1999), providing for the firm its official position and recommendations to clients on, not only the financial markets, but also where and how they fit into the U.S. and the global economy.
She traveled widely on her firms’ behalf, articulating and defining her strategy for institutional and individual clients in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. She served also as her firms’ public spokeswoman to a widespread, indeed global, television audience. She appears frequently on CNBC, and has been a regular blog contributor to CNBC.com. Her blogs can also be found on her website: www.ravengate.com. She has a rare ability to ensure that her viewers come away with a more solid understanding of the investment environment and the economic issues influencing the markets.
Ms. Chadwick can draw also upon her business-management experience, with responsibilities that have spanned client-relationship management, equity-research analysis, portfolio management, as well as actually running a business. Her business-management skills include administrative policy design and implementation; reorganization planning; financial business planning; staff recruitment & retention; team leadership; training & development.
Ms. Chadwick describes herself as, not only a problem-solver, but a strategic thinker, who can break down complex issues into their components, and see forward to synthesize and implement a completely new resolution. This talent has helped her to assume ever-increasing managerial roles during her professional career, as well as to see and to direct the larger strategic pieces surrounding her particular job description at any given time.
She began her financial-services career in 1972, worked at the Ford Foundation from 1976 to 1980, joining Citicorp Investment Management that year. In 1988, the group was sold to USF&G – and re-named Chancellor Capital Management. By 1991, Chancellor was an employee-owned asset-management business, where Ms. Chadwick managed six billion of dollars of client assets, including those of many of the largest and most well-known corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations. In 1995, Chancellor was acquired by Liechtenstein Global Trust, which was in turn acquired by Invesco in 1998. During these years, Ms. Chadwick herself was also ‘acquired’ by her company’s various owners, enlarging and diversifying her own professional responsibilities, culminating in the management of a $15 billion asset business. She retired at the end of 1999 as a Global Partner of Invesco.
Ms. Chadwick also has served since 1992 as a member of the Board of Directors of the AMICA Mutual Insurance Company, a leading personal lines insurance company headquartered in Rhode Island. From 2003 till 2006, she served on the board of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, a Bermuda based insurer of nuclear power plants both in the U.S. and in Europe. In 2004, she was appointed by the SEC for a period to be the independent consultant, for a period of five years, responsible for selecting independent research for the clients of Credit-Suisse as part of the firm’s settlement with the SEC and the New York Attorney General’s office. That contract expired in October 2009. In January 2006, she was appointed to the board of the ING (now Voya) mutual funds, where she has chaired both the Domestic Equity Investment Review Committee and the International/Bond Investment Review Committee. She also sits on the Compliance Committee, the Contracts Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. In June 2006 she joined the board of Wisconsin Energy Corp, where she is a member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. In December 2009, she joined the board of the Royce Funds, a family of funds with assets under management of about $20 billion.
Ms. Chadwick is active in the not-for-profit world. She was elected in June, 2011 as Co-chair of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich CT, and chaired the museum’s strategic plan. Today she is the Treasurer of the organization. She has also served on the board of The United Way of Greenwich, the YWCA, The Stanwich School and The Greenwich Music Festival. In 2011, she was invited to join the board of Glimmerglass Festival, where she serves on the Finance, and Investment Committees. She served for 18 years on the Board of Advisors at St. Aloysius School, a private, co-educational, Catholic school in Harlem. Today she is a mentor to five girls at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in Harlem. In early 2016, she co-founded Anchor Health Initiative, a medical clinic whose mission is to serve the needs of the LGBT community. She is the President and Chief Financial Officer of the organization.
Ms. Chadwick was graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in Economics, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband. They have two adult children. She enjoys travelling with her family, reading biographies, playing tennis, attending the opera in cities around the world, canning and cooking. She has just completed a memoir of growing up in a religious commune.
Recipients of the 2017–2018 Chadwick Fellowship are:
Faculty: Canan Gunes Corlu
Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Department, Dr. Canan Corlu will use the Chadwick Fellowship to travel to the headquarters of Fire Department of New York (FDNY) to start a research collaboration with the organization on several topics. In one of the collaboration areas, Dr. Corlu is aiming to help FDNY improve their response time to medical emergency calls by developing a computer simulation model. The Chadwick Fellowship will allow Dr. Corlu to use her methodological research on solving real world problems and more importantly helping the society with her research.
Kristin McAuliffe (MET‘10), the Director of Retention and Information Management for Enrollment Services, will use the Chadwick Fellowship to discover new and innovative ways to dig into enrollment data. By attending the Storytelling with Data workshops at BU’s College of Communication, she can better visualize the data we collect and ensure we are getting accurate information to serve our current and prospective students of Metropolitan College. She plans to use her new skills to assist others at the university and within the higher education community in understanding the story behind the numbers.
Recipients of the 2016–2017 Chadwick Fellowship are:
Faculty: Roger Warburton
Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences, Roger D. H. Warburton will explore “Dynamic Portfolio Management: The Implementation Gap,” which is the interesting phenomenon of proven classroom techniques failing during implementation in companies. To this end, the Chadwick Fellowship will provide Dr. Warburton the opportunity to interview participants in Dynamic Portfolio Management training programs, analyze their failures, and evaluate the lessons learned. The findings will be incorporated into the courses he teaches at Metropolitan College.
Assistant Dean of Administration Kimberly Kuborn (MET’08, SED’15) will work on her project: “Survey Research and Psychometric Instrumentation in Higher Education,” which relates to her previous doctoral research on the Assessment of Alumni Learning and Career Outcomes and her work in the Office of the Dean at Metropolitan College. The Chadwick Fellowship will not only provide Dr. Kuborn with the opportunity to prepare and teach a workshop on survey research for faculty, staff, and students at MET; but will also assist her with disseminating and publishing her findings nationally.
Recipients of the 2015–2016 Chadwick Fellowship are:
Faculty: Karen Metheny
Lecturer in Gastronomy Karen Metheny (GRS’02) will fund work on her project, “The Cultural ‘Other’ in Colonial New England: The Duality of Maize.” This multidisciplinary study of maize and its significance to New England colonists will challenge its portrayal as a famine food or poor substitute for wheat. The Chadwick Fellowship will allow Metheny to conduct archival research at a number of New England historical societies and will enhance teaching materials for a number of Gastronomy classes.
Distance Education Senior Media Producer Ed Wozniak (COM’06) will explore “Best Practices and Relationship Building in Media Production,” with the specific purpose of developing the expertise needed to establish a more accessible online environment in distance learning programs. Wozniak will spend a week “shadowing” the director of media services at the University of Wisconsin–Extension, while also attending the University’s Distance Teaching and Learning Conference.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Danielle Rousseau will take two qualitative research trips to Haiti to evaluate the cultural translation, adaptation, and implementation of a Trauma-Informed Mind-Body (TIMBo) program developed in response to gender-based violence following the 2010 earthquake. Read more about Rousseau’s ongoing efforts in Haiti in Metropolitan’s Commencement 2013 issue.
Distance Education Senior Instructional Designer Elena Garofoli (SED’78) will travel to New York to purchase Google Glass and do a product fitting at Glass Base Camp. Garafoli will investigate how the wearable technology—which overlays one’s field of vision with relevant data projected directly onto the retina via tiny camera and prism—can be utilized for innovative online courses.
Faculty member Richard Maloney (MET’00), assistant professor and assistant director of arts administration, participated in a two-week residency at Goldsmiths College (University of London), in order to conduct research and present on the cultural revitalization efforts of two London suburbs. The resulting case studies will complement existing research on new economic development strategies aimed at reinvigorating municipal tax bases—in addition, the project served to strengthen the relationship between the arts administration programs at Boston University and Goldsmiths College.
Staff member Barbara Rotger (MET’11), administrative coordinator of the MLA in Gastronomy program, attended Digital Humanities 2013, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, as part of her efforts to expand on a scholarly resource project focused on recipe boxes and recipe scrapbooks she first began as a student in MET’s gastronomy program, and now continues as a staff member. The skills obtained at this conference have enabled her to create a permanent digital database to serve as a valuable resource for future graduate students. She plans to write a grant proposal for further research through the National Endowment for the Humanities. Project Presentation Slides
Faculty member Rachel Black, assistant professor and coordinator of MET’s Gastronomy program, used her funds to attend the Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto. The annual conference gathers educators, planners, social housing advocates, and government agencies, to discuss the latest trends in urban architecture.
Black took advantage of the opportunity to share news of the work being done at Boston University. The open exchange of experiences and ideas continue to inform her teaching and research activities.
Staff: Nancy Ahern
Staff member Nancy Ahern, assistant director of MET’s Center for Professional Education, participated in a blended learning program at the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, which is sponsored by Penn State and The Sloan Consortium.
Ahern applies the skills and knowledge acquired through her studies toward programming for faculty development at MET’s Center for Professional Education. In keeping abreast of current trends in technology, she shares new educational techniques, technologies, and media with CPE faculty, mentoring them in the art of online instruction.
Faculty member Enrique R. Silva, PhD, assistant professor of city planning and urban affairs, was awarded a fellowship to support his project, “Connecting the Dots: Haiti and the Multiple Sites of Planning Research and Pedagogy.”
Having been engaged in planning and reconstruction efforts in Haiti since the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Silva used his Chadwick funds as a bridge grant for travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as well as Miami and Washington, D.C, toward a larger grant proposal for long-term research and course development on post-disaster planning in Haiti.
Staff: Robert Haley
Staff member Robert Haley, senior media producer for Distance Education, used his funds to create an “Online Student Video Series,” documenting the lives of four current online students. In separate video essays for each subject, Haley portrays how distance learners manage to balance their studies and their day-to-day responsibilities.
Haley’s project provides valuable feedback to course planners and instructors, about the demands and challenges faced by adult learners. Participants included the communications director for an Illinois state representative, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; the musical director for Cirque de Soleil’s “O” show in Las Vegas, Nevada; an air traffic control officer in the United States Navy, in Norfolk, Virginia; and an IT instructor at a school of business and technology, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.