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GRANTS (awarded in July 2016)
Dr. John C. Bowers (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $14,388 from Smith College to enhance understanding of how the three-dimensional structure of large molecular assemblies relates to their biological functions.
Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, Office of International Programs) received $11,400 from the Institute of International Education, Inc. for Project Go to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students at JMU and nationwide by emphasizing intermediate and advanced Kiswahili instruction.
Dr. Maria G. DeValpine (Professor, Nursing) received $374,902 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare advanced education nurses through an interprofessional post-master's doctor of nursing practice program with a specialty as a family nurse practitioner.
Carol A. Fleming (Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Outreach & Engagement) and Carrie H. Chenery (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $330,201 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects, existing businesses and the partnership.
Carol A. Fleming (Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Outreach & Engagement) and Christine E. Swayne (Chief Executive Officer, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $65,272 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to cover expenses for the council.
Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean for Human Resources and Administration, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting; Liaison, Institute of Certified Professional Managers) received $336,194 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization’s national headquarters on the campus of JMU.
Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $1,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and $4,600 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a tribute reading and concert honoring poet Maya Angelou.
Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $174,730 from the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate the development and expansion of the supply chain of hydrogen- and fuel cell-related components in the U.S.
Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for Omnibus 10 to continue updating the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inventory bi-annually and collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production.
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $60,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpreter services to non-English speaking clients.
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Health totaling $573,379. She received $17,211 for the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia; $480,303 for the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic; and $75,865 for the Abstinence Education Program.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Juhong Christie Liu (Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Instructional Technology) received $198,840 from the National Science Foundation to create web-based geoscience laboratory learning modules.
Patricia A. Kennedy (Coordinator of Community Grants and Institute Publications, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $67,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate professional development to home visiting staff and supervisors working with vulnerable children and families in the Commonwealth.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $3,000 from Rockbridge County to support the Small Business Development Center.
Dr. Carole L. Nash (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,264 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to provide a high-resolution map of the Linville Creek Mound.
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $149,999 from Radiance Technologies, Inc., to incorporate technology-related articles into the existing Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction.
Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Bucknell University) received $76,420 from the Office of Naval Research for the exploitation of the electric contributions in infrared power generation.
Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Professor, Psychology; Interim Associate Dean, The Graduate School) received $44,363 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter.
Dr. Nicholas J. Swartz (Director, Madison Center for Community Development; Associate Professor, Political Science), Dr. Fred Mayhew (Associate Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) received $8,808 from Project Discovery of Virginia, Inc., to provide three levels of analysis and the design for an ongoing monitoring and evaluation plan.
Dr. Anthony L. Tongen, (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Brant C. Jones (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $76,315 from the National Science Foundation to host a Research Experience for Undergraduates program at JMU.
Gerald R. Weniger (Program Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Program; Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) received $196,648 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to initiate a student-engaged medical clinic within the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide training to physician assistant students and to provide care to underserved populations.
Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics) received $68,098 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc., to continue to strengthen the Center for Economic Education's outreach to teachers in local school systems and promote closer ties with the business community.
Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,518 from CASA for Children to provide services for children whose families have been cited for abuse and neglect by the courts to ensure that children may live in safe and permanent homes.
Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,230 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc., to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries.
Dr. Katie Quertermous (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) published, "Unitary equivalence of composition C*-algebras on the Hardy and weighted Bergman spaces" in Complex Analysis and Operator Theory, 10:1295-1316.
Dr. David A. Stringham (Associate Professor, Music; Coordinator, Music and Human Services Minor) and Jon M. Stapleton (Graduate Student, Music), presented "From 'Band Director' to Music Teacher: Parallel Perspectives of a Pre-Service Music Teacher's Journey" at the 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dr. Adam J. Vanhove (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) published, "Positive Projections and Health: An Initial Validation of the Implicit Psychological Capital Health Measure" in Applied Psychology. Co-authors were P.D. Harms of the University of Alabama and Fred Luthans of the University of Nebraska.