Academic Programs and Research

students working in a lab

Working Group Membership:

Gerard Farias (Chair)
Ajay Garg
Jayoung Han
Larry Winters

Academic Programs
Programs in Sustainability
  • The primary goal of the Ed.D. in Higher Education program is to develop leaders in higher education who examine and apply sustainable and equitable practices to support local and global communities. This includes examining social justice issues such as working with diverse students, and creating an inclusive university culture.  An interdisciplinary approach will be used to examine how leaders can implement sustainable and green policies that promote dialogue, promote equity and fairness, and foster a mutually beneficial relationship within communities.

    EDU8653 Sustainable Development in Higher Education

  • The Honors Academy is the most prestigious and exclusive offering of the Honors Program. Students across both New Jersey campuses embark on a five-semester sequence of interdisciplinary, team-taught courses that culminate in an individual honors senior project with a faculty mentor in their major. These courses focus on issues of sustainability, humanity, and technology. Members of the Honors Academy receive the benefits of the Honors Program: the supportive community, specialized advising, and priority registration. Additionally, Academy students receive interaction with distinguished guest speakers who are experts on topics of sustainability, environmental injustice, and human rights; local, regional, and international trips; and a generous scholarship.

Honors Program and Student Projects
Academy students are some of the best and brightest at FDU and begin research work as early as their first year at FDU. Some of these students have had their work published in the regional Honors journal Illuminate.
Sustainable Student Projects
Contact Information
Gerard Farias