Excelsior College’s Graduate Research Symposium

Albany, New York—Excelsior College welcomes select graduate students and recent alumni to present their original research at the annual online Graduate Research Symposium on Thursday, October 14. The theme for this year’s symposium is Embracing New Frontiers: Innovation, Resilience, and Technology.

Transformative and empowering, the symposium offers those attending an intellectually stimulating and professionally enriching experience. The keynote speaker is Excelsior instructor Kelley Cronin, a nationally renowned expert in homeland security and emergency management and author of several books in these areas. Ethné Swartz, a professor in the Department of Management at the Feliciano School of Business of Montclair State University, is the invited speaker.

“We have an interesting event of invited speakers and graduate presentations,” said John Caron, provost of Excelsior College. “Our students embraced the challenge of the theme: innovation, resilience, and technology, and I am excited for them to share their research.”

Student presentations include: “Blockchain Technology: Current Applications and Future Potential,” “Oncology Smoking Cessation Program; Commit to Quit,” “Technology in the COVID Response,” and “The Making of a Highly Reliable Organization.” At the conclusion of the event, the Ever Upward Prize will be awarded to the outstanding graduate presentation from the symposium.


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Erin Coufal, ecoufal@excelsior.edu, 518-608-8498


Excelsior College is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity.