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Greg Scott

Beth Catlett - FSSC Director
(773) 325-4758
(773) 325-7150 - fax
bcatlett@depaul.edu

Beth Catlett is the FSSC Director of the Faculty Scholarship Support Center, the second to hold the position since the center was created. She received both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has a doctorate in Family Relations and Human Development from The Ohio State University.
 
At DePaul she is also Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the co-founder and Director of the Beck Research Initiative for Women, Gender, and Community (BRI). This initiative specializes in community-based research and programs involving gendered violence and social movements designed to create community change. Her areas of scholarly interest include youth leadership and activism, community-based participatory action research, violence in intimate relationships, the development of critical consciousness among college students, and the uses of contemplative practices to inspire social justice. Over the last decade, she has funded, developed, and directed multiple projects centered on these topics. 
 
Three of these projects — Teen Girls Re-Vision East Rogers Park; Take Back the Halls: Ending Violence, Creating Change; and Research Training Internship — demonstrate key characteristics of her continuing pursuits. Each involves research and service directed toward both high school-aged and college students and each has offered youth opportunities to build knowledge and skills necessary to inspire positive social change in their lives, in their communities, and beyond.
 
Beth’s work has also generated numerous publications in scholarly journals, including Violence Against Women, Men and Masculinities, Violence and Victims, Family Relations, American Journal of Community Psychology, and Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. She has contributed chapters to three books: Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis; Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality; and Men’s Lives. She and DePaul Professor and English Department Chair Michele Morano have co-edited Write Your Heart Out: Chicagoland Teens on Relationships: An Interactive Anthology.

Jessica Bishop-Royse

Jessica Bishop-Royse - Executive Director 
(773) 325-4957
jbishopr@depaul.edu

Jessica Bishop-Royse is the Executive Director. She is interested in health disparities, infant and maternal health, methods, and statistics. She prefers an interdisciplinary approach, and often finds herself navigating the fields of sociology, demography, epidemiology, medicine, public health, and policy.  She is well-versed in quantitative research methods and statistics.

Jessi joined the FSSC in 2013 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Florida State University College of Medicine.  She earned her PhD in Sociology in 2010 from Florida State University.

 


Linda Levendusky

Linda Levendusky - Projects Coordinator
(773) 325-2164
llevendu@depaul.edu

Linda Levendusky has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with more than a decade of experience in news reporting and editing, primarily for national and local news wire services in Chicago. Her responsibilities at the FSSC include the coordination of a comprehensive on-line directory of ethnographic film archives and a compilation of media profiles of DePaul’s behavioral and social science researchers. Off the clock, Linda’s interest in the history of Modernism propels her to travel whenever she can for close-up views of threatened and rooted landmarks of Modernist architecture in the U.S. and Europe.


Nandhini Gulasingam

Nandhini Gulasingam - Senior Analyst - IT Solutions
(773) 325-4917
mgulasin@depaul.edu

Nandhini Gulasingam is a Senior Analyst for IT Solutions at the Faculty Scholarship Support Center (FSSC) at DePaul University and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography and CDM where she teaches graduate, undergraduate and Ph.D courses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Data Sciences and Stastistics. At the FSSC, she manages GIS, database, web development and data related projects including the faculty research labs. She also consults on faculty research projects involving data processing, analysis and visualization, GIS and technology related initiatives. 

She is an experienced technology professional and teacher who has designed, developed, implemented and taught data science, statistics, GIS, database, web, mobile, and client-server applications for a variety of organizations in the private, public, not-for profit and educational sectors. Prior to coming to the U.S., Nandhini implemented software systems in the telecommunication, insurance, airline and shipping industries in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. 

Nandhini holds an MS in Predictive Analytics, an MS in E-Commerce Technology and GIS Certification from DePaul University. She also has a BS in Math, Physics and Electronics from Bangalore University, India. In addition to GIS, data sciences, predictive analytics, her expertise also includes web development, all aspects of software development life cycle, and technology-related training. Her research interests are in geospatial intelligence, predictive analytics and visualization.