Research & Scholarship

All faculty at Morehouse College are expected to engage in scholarship and research that reveal new findings, clarify our understanding of previous research, introduce models and theoretical approaches, and contribute to our understanding of the world. Moreover, faculty research that applies theory to real-world problems and enhances pedagogy is valued and encouraged.

Opportunities for faculty development in Research and Scholarship are included here:

CIC Now Accepting Nominations for Faculty Seminar on the 20th Century Presidency


The Council of Independent Colleges is pleased to announce a multidisciplinary seminar for full-time faculty members in history, political science, and related fields on “The 20th Century Presidency.” The seminar, cosponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, will be held at Stanford University’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center in Washington, DC. There is no fee to participate. Room, board, and books will be covered, along with a portion of travel expenses, thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Up to 25 participants will be selected by competitive nomination. All full-time faculty members in history, political science, and related fields at CIC member institutions are eligible. Faculty members who wish to participate must be nominated by the chief academic officer of the nominee's institution. The nomination deadline is January 23, 2017.

Selection of participants will be announced by March 3, 2017.
To submit a nomination online, please refer to the brochure and nomination form.


The seminar will be held July 23–27, 2017, at Stanford University's Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center in Washington, DC.


Room, board, and books was covered by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Participants or their institutions are expected to provide transportation to and from New Haven, however, CIC will provide participants with a stipend of up to $400 to be used toward travel-related expenses following the seminar.


Questions regarding the seminar on American History should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at or (202) 466-7230.

Call for Papers: Presentation & Publication


There is a place in academe for both specialized and multidisciplinary presentations and there are two particular benefits in attending multidisciplinary conferences such as AABSS.  The first, obviously, is the information gained when hearing others’ presentations.  You are more informed, keep abreast of latest research, and are engaged with the subject matter.  Second—and also very important—is making connections at conferences such as AABSS.  Engaging professionally with others outside of your own specialized discipline is an extremely beneficial activity to do at times.  Helpful questions are posed, research collaborations are generated, and assumptions are challenged in ways that often do not occur in content-specific conferences.  In sum, we encourage your continued participation in large content-specific conference but also believe that you will significantly benefit from the multidisciplinary nature of AABSS and the potential value-added that it affords.


Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 20th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts.


The conference will be held on January 30 – 31, 2017 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $49 per night (plus tax & fees).


The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.


All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences (www.jbssjournal.organd all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.


Twelve (12) hours of CEU credits that include workshops concerning differential diagnoses, behavioral addictions & counseling, health issues & counseling, and ethics are included in the registration fee, if you desire to attend any or all of these four workshops.

Visit the website for details at

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.

AABSS Conference Director



AABSS this year will be held at the same hotel location and dates as the 29th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) and the 1st Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE). Although EQRC and CARE are independent of AABSS, if you desire to present multiple papers, then you may present one at AABSS and another at EQRC and/or CARE for the same registration fee. Please note that papers presented at EQRC must use a qualitative methodology and papers presented at CARE must be germane to education.  See for details regarding the EQRC conference and for details regarding the CARE conference.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar 2017 – June 12-30, 2017 at Vassar College

This three-week summer seminar based in the archives at Vassar College will bring together sixteen college and university professors interested in or influenced by the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) and her circle. These may include Bishop scholars in the field of the literature, history and culture of the Americas, and, more broadly, scholars focused on interdisciplinary inquiry, gender and LGBTQ studies, and literature and archival research. The goals of the seminar are to extend and deepen our knowledge and understanding of Bishop, her circle and literary history; understand key theoretical and critical debates surrounding the archives and literary history work collaboratively to introduce and develop new methods of interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities; strengthen the academic discourse surrounding the ethics of archival research; and develop a deeper understanding of how social issues affect artistic expression.

Summer scholars will have time to work in the archives on independent projects for publication and to revise or develop new syllabi for teaching, as well as collaborate on a proposed volume of essays that focuses on the poet and her archives. Summer scholars (including non-tenure track faculty members) will be selected as per NEH guidelines and receive a $2700 stipend to offset the cost of travel, meals and housing. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017. Please visit