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Each of the presentations listed below is the product of research undertaken by members of our full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who received a George E. Grauel Faculty Fellowship.  Named after a former member of our Department of English who served the University in a variety of capacities from 1933 to 1967, a “Grauel” is John Carroll’s version of a sabbatical.  Faculty submit applications for a Grauel in the fall and, if successful, take their leave during the following academic year.  Awardees receive compensation for a full semester or, should they prefer, half-compensation for a full academic year.  Grauel Fellowships contribute significantly to the professional development of our faculty and attract outstanding teacher-scholars to John Carroll. 

Front cover of George Bilgere's Blood Pages

Grauel Faculty Fellowship - George Bilgere, Ph.D.

George Bilgere, Ph.D., award-winning poet and John Carroll University English professor, reads a selection of poems from his collection of works.

Lady Be Good - Grauel Faculty Fellowship

Alumni - Grauel Faculty Fellowship - Greg DiLisi, Ph.D.

On April 4, 1943, the B-24 Liberator, Lady Be Good vanished without a trace. Here, we present her tragic story and showcase classroom and laboratory exercises which we piloted with students enrolled in an interdisciplinary science course.

Grauel Faculty Fellow Logo with American Flag

Grauel Faculty Fellowship - Elizabeth Stiles, Ph.D.

In this group panel, Grauel recipient Dr. Elizabeth Stiles discusses her inter-disciplinary work with co-authors Drs. Colin Swearingen of Political Science, Linda Seiter of Computer Science, and JCU alumni. Dean Bonnie Gunzenhauser moderates.