SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Andrew Simon of Chatham was among the group of Seton Hall University faculty to receive a 2018 University Research Council Award at a recent luncheon held on the university campus.

Simon, a member of Seton Hall's Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for his research on "Employee and Organizational Resilience." Simon will a research grant of $10,000.

Since its inception in the late 1970s, the University Research Council has made more than 300 awards and has been a primary venue for university-sponsored faculty research support. The Office of the Provost, which supports the Council, has increased the funding by about 80 percent during the past three years.

The summer stipend and research grant competition is one of the most longstanding and competitive sources of faculty development at Seton Hall. To be considered for awards, faculty submit research proposals that are judged by a panel of faculty experts, including senior faculty and previous award winners. This year's honorees received 13 awards, selected from 36 submissions.