Cannavino Library Faculty Recognition Awards

Carrizales and Frank honored for exceptional scholarly and creative work

POUGHKEEPSIE (March 26, 2014) – Marist College's James A. Cannavino and Library Development Committee today announced the recipients of the 2014 Faculty Recognition Award: Tony Carrizales, associate professor of public administration, and Scott Frank, associate professor of mathematics. Carolyn Matheus, assistant professor of information systems and chair of the Library Development Committee presented the awards to Carrizales and Frank at a ceremony earlier today on the Marist College campus.

Tony CarrizalesTony Carrizales, now in his eighth year at Marist, teaches courses in the School of Management’s Master of Public Administration degree program. His online Administrative Law course was recently favorably reviewed by the Quality Matters Program, a national benchmark for online course quality. His primary areas of research focus on public management technology and diversity in the public sector, which includes topics of race and ethnicity, representative bureaucracy, and cultural competency in public administration. Dr. Carrizale’s scholarship had led him to travel internationally to conduct research. In 2012, he was awarded a summer research grant to conduct a study at Marist’s Florence, Italy branch campus, where his research was part of a review of international approaches to issues of sanitation. Other achievements include being awarded funding for an e-governance study of Prague, Czech Republic and serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Administration.    


Scott FrankScott D. Frank joined the Marist faculty in 2003 after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. He currently collaborates with scientists at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab developing elastic equation solution methods for problems in underwater acoustics. These efforts have resulted in the implementation of new seismic source models allowing investigations of ocean-borne acoustic signals that are generated by earthquake-type events. Dr. Frank has received grants from the Office of Naval Research and the Simmons Foundation in support of his work analyzing marine mammal signals and the recording of signals recorded on ocean bottom instruments and incorporating parabolic equation methods into current localization techniques. While at Marist, Dr. Frank has advised six undergraduate research projects covering several topics related to his own research, as well as applied QR matrix decompositions, seismic receiver functions, and properties of elastic wave propagation.



The Faculty Recognition Award has been sponsored by the Marist College Library and Library Development Committee since 1992. Its purpose is to recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves by their continuous scholarly and/or creative work.