Professional Development

Chadwick Fellowship Award

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.

For more information and for the application form, download the Call for Proposals.

Patricia W. Chadwick

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.

Chadwick Fellows 2018-2019

October 19th, 2018

Recipients of the 2018–2019 Chadwick Fellowship are:

Faculty: Kathleen Park

Kathleen Park

Kathleen Park joined BU MET as an Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences, Strategy and Innovation, with research and instructional specializations in strategic leadership, innovation, internationalization, logistics, and corporate governance. As a Chadwick Fellow, she will be researching with Professor Fred Wallace, Professor of Economics at GUST Kuwait, on issues related to labor force internationalization in the Arabian Gulf. They will be examining strategic and economic interrelationships impacting organizational performance with social and labor practice implications. Their work has been showcased already in a competitively-reviewed panel presentation at the Academy of Management. Professor Park and Professor Wallace will be looking forward to further examining and reporting the results of their research under the generous auspices of the Chadwick Fellowship in supporting and encouraging innovative research directions.

Staff: Megan Elias & Potter Palmer

Megan Elias

Megan Elias

Potter Palmer

Potter Palmer

In preparation for proposing the Boston University Center for Food Studies, Megan Elias, Director of the Gastronomy Program and Potter Palmer, Director of the Programs in Food and Wine will use Chadwick Fellowship funds to visit the Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. Dr. Elias and Dr. Palmer expect to learn valuable lessons from the directors, staff, faculty and students of the Culinaria Centre to apply to their proposal for the BU Center.

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Chadwick Fellows 2017–2018

October 10th, 2017

Recipients of the 2017–2018 Chadwick Fellowship are:

Faculty: Canan Gunes Corlu

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.

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Staff: Kristin McAuliffe

Kristin McAuliffe
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.

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Chadwick Fellows 2016–2017

August 8th, 2016

Recipients of the 2016–2017 Chadwick Fellowship are:

Faculty: Roger Warburton

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.

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Staff: Kimberly Kuborn

Kimberly Kuborn
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.

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Chadwick Fellows 2015–2016

August 8th, 2015

Recipients of the 2015–2016 Chadwick Fellowship are:

Faculty: Karen Metheny

Karen MethenyLecturer 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.

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Staff: Ed Wozniak

Ed WozniakDistance 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.

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Chadwick Fellows 2014–2015

August 8th, 2014

Faculty: Danielle Rousseau

Danielle RousseauAssistant 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.

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Staff: Elena Garofoli

Elena Garofoli 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.

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Chadwick Fellows 2013–2014

August 8th, 2013

Faculty: Richard Maloney

Richard MaloneyFaculty 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.

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Staff: Barbara Rotger

Barbara RotgerStaff 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.
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Patricia W. Chadwick Fund for Professional Development

March 20th, 2013

Established by alumna Patricia W. Chadwick (MET’75) in 2010, the Patricia W. Chadwick Fund for Professional Development celebrates the dedication of Metropolitan College’s faculty and staff members. The permanently endowed fund provides annual grants for professional development opportunities to one faculty and one staff member who exemplify a high level of service and commitment to MET and its students.

This fellowship recognizes the members of Metropolitan College’s faculty and staff who often serve as “angels” to students seeking advice and counsel, and honors the memory of Ms. Chadwick’s own angel, Annie Martindale, an academic counselor at the College.

Hear from previous Chadwick Fellowship winners:
Rob Haley
Barbara Rotger
Danielle Rousseau
Rich Maloney
Elena Garafoli

Chadwick Fellows 2015–2016

Recipients of the 2015–2016 Chadwick Fellowship are:

Faculty: Lecturer in Gastronomy Karen Metheny (GRS’02)

The award will fund work on Dr. Metheny’s 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.

Staff: Distance Education Senior Media Producer Ed Wozniak (COM’06)

The award will fund Wozniak’s exploration of “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.

Chadwick Fellows 2014–2015

garafoli-rousseau Recipients of the 2014–2015 Chadwick Fellowship are:

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Danielle Rousseau

The award will fund 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.

Staff: Distance Education Senior Instructional Designer Elena Garofoli (SED’78)

The award will fund purchase of Google Glass technology and travel costs to New York for 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.

Chadwick Fellows 2013–2014

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.

Chadwick Fellows 2012–2013

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 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.

Chadwick Fellows 2011–2012

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 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. You can watch these video essays below:


Chadwick Fellows 2012–2013

August 8th, 2012

Faculty: Rachel Black

Rachel Eden BlackFaculty 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

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.

Chadwick Fellows 2011–2012

August 8th, 2011

Faculty: Enrique R. Silva, PhD

Enrique R SilvaFaculty 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

Rob HaleyStaff 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.

Project Presentation Slides

You can watch these video essays below: