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Madison Scholarly News - 2004

Year Month Type Name Description month
2004 September Publication Altaii Dr. Karim Altaii (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) published three articles: "Modeling of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System 'HyRES,'" 2004, with A. Bradway and A.M. Al-Jumaily, HT-FED2004-56712, Proceedings of HT-FED2004, 2004, ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, Charlotte, N.C.; and "Ultraviolet Solar Radiation over the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico," with R.L. Rivera, ISEC2004-65158, and "Solar Radiation over the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico," 2004, with R.L. Rivera, ISEC2004-65159, both in Proceedings of 2004 Solar Conference, Portland, Ore., July 11-14. 09
2004 September Publication ORoark Wood Dr. J. Brian O'Roark (Lecturer, Economics) and Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics) co-wrote "Safety at the Racetrack: Results of Restrictor Plates in Superspeedway Competition," published in the Southern Economic Journal, July; and O'Roark co-wrote, with Mark Crain of George Mason University, "The Impact of Performance-Based Budgeting on State Fiscal Performance," published in Economics of Governance, Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2004. 09
2004 September Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $11,250 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services for publication of the journal. 09
2004 September Grant Blandino Miles Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $79,999 from NASA Langley Research Center to contribute to the development of a low-mass optical diagnostic system for solar sails leading to a measurement protocol for obtaining accurate temperatures from a metalized sail membrane using thermal imaging and a protocol for using photogrammetry for determining the sail shape and dynamic behavior. 09
2004 September Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $86,088 from the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of the principles by which the nervous system coordinates muscles across joints and solves the "degrees of freedom" problem in motor control. 09
2004 September Grant Coverstone Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Public Safety) received $7,500 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the fourth year of "ABC Operation Undergrad," a program to decrease high-risk behavior and criminal activity associated with the use of alcohol and to reduce manufacture, possession and use of fake identification and other fictitious documents on the campus of JMU and in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 09
2004 September Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Associate Professor, Psychology) received $240,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to reduce smoking behavior of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder youth population. 09
2004 September Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $21,000 from the National Park Service for "Integrating Virtual Reality Gateways with Natural and Cultural Resource Digital Knowledge Centers" to further the work of the Synthesis Support Center. 09
2004 September Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Honors Program; Professor, English) received two grants to support "Furious Flower: Regenerating the Black Poetic Tradition," a conference at JMU drawing established and emerging poets: The Virginia Commission for the Arts contributed $8,000 to fund community outreach programs and the Arts Council of the Valley contributed $4,500 to help fund the conference. 09
2004 September Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $20,000 from New London City Schools, $18,000 from Essex County Schools and $24,000 from Alexandria City Public Schools for School of Psychology internship agreements. 09
2004 September Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $41,500 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter. 09
2004 September Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $360,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role of beneficial bacteria in protecting salamanders and their egg masses from fungal pathogens. 09
2004 September Grant Heydari Dr. Mohammad H. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $10,000 from the National Security Agency to manage the conference travel funds for the New Security Paradigms Workshop. 09
2004 September Grant Jaynes Dr. Charles D. Jaynes (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $36,158 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to assess changes in chronic wound fluid proteins during healing and to identify and quantify those proteins. 09
2004 September Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM/Valley Voice) received $121,270 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide community broadcast services. 09
2004 September Grant Linn Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education) received $2,191,123 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Virginia Special Education Training and Technical Assistance Center to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 09
2004 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $416,912 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to implement a new master's of science in nursing program designed to provide graduates with eligibility for adult nurse practitioner or gerontological nurse practitioner certification and $84,488 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to develop holistic approaches to improving care options for persons with Alzheimer's disease. 09
2004 September Grant Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service) received $143,927 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide support to the SVP. 09
2004 September Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,292,993 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to continue to design and implement prototype versions of the Network Security Risk Assessment Model and the Portable Network Security Analysis Tool to evaluate anticipated network/system failure modes and to analyze and quantify the effects of network security risks. 09
2004 September Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $31,258 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to cover the salaries of a part-time coordinator/director and two student assistants and operational expenses of the SVTC. 09
2004 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received six grants: $92,040 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services to the uninsured; $75,112 from the Virginia Department of Health to build and train a network of community health workers for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; $18,306 from Virginia Commonwealth University to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters; $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to assist the Blue Ridge AHEC in efforts to reduce language and cultural barriers to health care for immigrant populations in the Shenandoah Valley; $8,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients; and $4,441 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "AIDS Services Group: External Evaluation Services" to complete meta-data management and evaluation activities. 09
2004 September Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $38,000 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic and to support a doctoral student in speech-language pathology. 09
2004 September Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, Business) received $178,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus. 09
2004 September Grant Reisner Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $16,011 from the National Science Foundation to foster understanding of chemistry through more metacognitive instruction at JMU. 09
2004 September Grant Rivera-Hainaj Dr. Rosa E. Rivera-Hainaj (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $140,625 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a Chiro-Optical Spectrophotometer for chemistry research and student training. 09
2004 September Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics), Kirby L. Cramer Jr. (Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina Vcherashnaya Rosser (Professor, Economics) published a paper, "Complex Dynamics of Macroeconomic Collapse and Its Aftermath in Transition Economies," in the Eastern Economic Journal, Spring 2004, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 207-221. 09
2004 September Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $5,000 from Rockingham County Public Schools to supervise four graduate students from the speech-language pathology program in an intensive summer intervention program with at least 10 to 12 children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism or Pervasive Development Disorder. 09
2004 September Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide information, data and water samples to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program on the pH levels and ammonia content of rainfall collected at the JMU site. 09
2004 September Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Head and Associate Professor, Biology) received $214,500 from the National Institutes of Health to define and explore the constellation of virulence factors of Bordetella pertussis and to develop tissue and/or organ culture models for studying toxicity of Bordetella avium. 09
2004 September Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $169,812 from the National Institutes of Health to continue the "Bridges to Baccalaureate" program at JMU. 09
2004 September Grant Wubah Dr. Judith A. Wubah (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $29,274 from the National Institutes of Health to gain insight into the region-specific differentiation of the mouse prostate, which may increase understanding of human prostate differentiation and regional susceptibility to disease. 09
2004 September Presentation Baker Rudmin Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Joseph Rudmin (Electronics Tech, CISAT Laboratory Operations) presented a paper, "An Undergraduate High Power Electromagnetic Effects Research Project," at the European Electromagnetics Symposium at the Otto Von Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, July 15. Co-authors included ISAT students Joseph Darragh and Nathan Olive. 09
2004 September Presentation Whitfield Dr. Toni S. Whitfield (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented the paper, "What Business Communication Means from Inside the Communication Major: A Report on the Current Status of Business Communication Course Textbooks and Needs Identified by Former Students and Employers," at the 54th annual International Communication Association conference, New Orleans, May 29. 09
2004 September Service Fordham Dr. David R. Fordham (PBGH Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor of Accounting) served as training conference chair of the AIS (Accounting Information Systems) Educators Association annual conference in Denver, Colo., June 25-28. 09
2004 October Publication Benedict Dr. James Benedict (Professor, Psychology) and Speed student Jessica Anderton co-wrote the article, "Applying the Just-in-Time Teaching Approach to Teaching Statistics," published in Teaching of Psychology, vol. 31, no. 3. 10
2004 October Publication Hastedt Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) edited a special issue of the journal, White House Studies, on "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor?" Vol. 4, No. 1, summer 2004. 10
2004 October Publication Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) co-authored a competitive paper, "Measurement of the Seven Phase Model of Conflict," with Emily R. Hoole, Amy D. Thelk, Susan L. Davis, Ph.D. candidates in the Assessment and Measurement Program, and Sallye Trobaugh, co-owner and mediator, Mediation Associates, LLC, at the Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Paper Session, American Educational Research Association, San Diego, Calif., April 12-16. 10
2004 October Publication Linder Dr. Fletcher Linder (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published "Slave Ethics and Imagining Critically Applied Anthropology in Public Health Research," in Medical Anthropology, 23:1-30. 10
2004 October Publication Nichols Dr. Nancy B. Nichols (Assistant Professor, Business) co-wrote with Jill Mayclim of KPMG and Dr. M. Cathy Sullivan of California State U., the article, "Related-party like-kind property exchanges: recent IRS guidance," in The CPA Journal, Vol. 74, No. 5, May 1. 10
2004 October Publication Wiley Dr. Andrea S. Wiley (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published a book, An Ecology of High-altitude Infancy: A Biocultural Perspective, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. Wiley published the paper, "'Drink Milk for Fitness': The Cultural Politics of Human Bio-logical Variation and Milk Consumption in the United States," in American Anthropologist, Vol. 106, No. 3, September 2004. Wiley also presented the paper, "From 'White Poison' to 'Does a body good': a critical examination of the relationship between milk and child growth" at the Association for the Study of Food and Society annual meeting in Hyde Park, N.Y., June 12. 10
2004 October Publication Zemliansky Aley Wright Pipkins Zimmerman Dr. Pavel Zemliansky (Assistant Professor, Writing Program) published and edited with the late Wendy Bishop, the book, Research Writing Revisited: A Sourcebook for Teachers, published by Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 2004. Four Writing Program faculty wrote articles published in the book: Dr. Shelley Aley (Associate Professor) wrote "The Collage Connection: Using Hypertext to Teach Research Writing"; Dr. Kenneth R. Wright (Assistant Professor) wrote "Moving Writing Out of the Classroom: An Appeal for Community Literacy Composition Pedagogies"; Drs. Traci Pipkins (Assistant Professor) and Jim Zimmerman (Assistant Professor) co-wrote "Walking the Fine Line: Balancing Assessment Politics with Writing Pedagogy." 10
2004 October Publication Wright Pipkins Zimmerman Dr. Kenneth R. Wright (Assistant Professor) wrote "Moving Writing Out of the Classroom: An Appeal for Community Literacy Composition Pedagogies"; Dr. Traci Pipkins (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Jim Zimmerman (Assistant Professor) co-wrote "Walking the Fine Line: Balancing Assessment Politics with Writing Pedagogy." 10
2004 October Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,372 from National Security Research to locate and document unclassified information on high-power radio frequency source technologies and system thresholds. 10
2004 October Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $2,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to measure the kinetics of reactions between primary alcohols and copper oxide. 10
2004 October Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $6,177 from the National Park Service for "Spindle House Excavation, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park" to conduct archaeological field testing and to prepare a preliminary report. 10
2004 October Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from Richmond City Schools to provide a psychology student internship. 10
2004 October Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Nursing) received $5,318 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide an internship experience. 10
2004 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA) received $34,286 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading services. 10
2004 October Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $3,000 from SAW Community Foundation for "Caregivers Community Net-work" to expand volunteer coordination efforts to meet the growing needs of eligible families throughout Augusta County. 10
2004 October Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to develop a business plan in support of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative. 10
2004 October Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $3,503 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade the Gathright Dam/Lake Moomaw archaeological artifact collection and $1,611 from the Highland County Historical Society to locate archaeological sites within Clover Creek Chapel Cemetery. 10
2004 October Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $580,654 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "The Virginia Center for Health Outreach at JMU" to serve in a coordinating role to support community health workers across Virginia; $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide a series of workshops across Virginia on fundamentals of developing and sustaining community-based activities; $49,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start in life; and $37,500 from the Virginia Statewide Area Health Education Center Program to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically under-served populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye also received three grants to support an international festival -- $300 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital, $250 from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and $250 from Sanctuary United Church of Christ. 10
2004 October Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $103,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an increased number of qualified speech-language pathologists. 10
2004 October Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Louisa County to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 10
2004 October Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $3,261 from Special Olympics Inc. to integrate a newly initiated Healthy Hearing Program in Virginia in order to enhance hearing health for Special Olympics athletes. 10
2004 October Grant VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $47,965 from the National Science Foundation to provide students from institutions across the United States, primarily from institutions less likely to have resources available to support student research, with authentic mathematical research experiences at JMU. 10
2004 October Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $32,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2004 Health and Physical Activity Institute to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education. 10
2004 October Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $7,930 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the council programs in the Shenandoah Valley in 2004-05. 10
2004 October Presentation Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Professor and Head, Sociology and Anthropology) presented three papers at professional conferences: "Religious Diffusion and the Political and Social Consequences of Missionary Style," at the annual Association for the Sociology of Religion meeting in San Francisco, August; "The Case for Secular Assimilation? Religion and the Latino Experience in Richmond, Virginia," co-authored with Debra Schleef of the University of Mary Washington, at the annual American Sociological Association meeting in San Francisco, August; and "Bossa Nova as a Cultural Bridge: Connecting the Brazilian and American Musical World," at the Brazilian Studies Association meeting in Rio De Janeiro, June. Cavalcanti served as the convener and discussant of two sessions, "Race/Ethnicity and Religious Diversity" and "Globalization and Morality," of the Association for the Sociology of Religion conference in San Francisco, August. Cavalcanti was organizer and chair of the session, "Playing Bossa Nova Now and Then," at the Brazilian Studies Association meeting in Rio de Janeiro. 10
2004 October Presentation Finkelstein Richard Finkelstein (Assistant Professor, Theatre) was on a U.S Institute for Theatre Technology panel in April. Finkelstein has begun design work on the visual stage renovations for a new theatre and act for comedian Yakov Smirnoff, which involves four different scenery studios, estimated to cost $250,000. 10
2004 November Publication Benedict Dr. James O. Benedict (Professor, Psychology) co-wrote "Applying the Just-in-Time Teaching Approach to Teaching Statistics," in Teaching of Psychology, 31, 197-199. 11
2004 November Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Management Science) published Telecommunications Service Management: Issues and Industry-Academia Cooperation Initiative, 2004 U.S.-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC-2004), ICTS04 Track, Research Triangle Park, N.C., Aug. 12-14; and Mobile Telecommunications Service Management: Key Issues and Market Trends, The International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Oct. 6-9, Vol. V, No. 2, pp. 414-419 (co-authors: Jason Kelske, Rakesh Patel, and Ritual Walia). Choi was appointed associate technical editor of the IEEE Communications Society magazine, 2004-05; and a member of the ETRI Journal Editorial Committee, September 2004-August 2006. 11
2004 November Publication DeMars Dr. Christine E. DeMars (Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) wrote the article, "Detection of item parameter drift over multiple test administrations," published in Applied Measurement in Education, 17, 265-300, 2004. 11
2004 November Publication Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) published an article, "Navigating Perceptions of 'Otherness' in the Classroom: One Experience," in the Journal of Radical Pedagogy, summer, Vol. 6, No. 1, and two books, Kinzoni: Towards Afrikan Intracommunal Dispute Resolution in the U.S. and Mbongi: Towards Africentric Political Formations in the U.S., both published by the Reapalife Press, Harrisonburg, 2004. Imani also participated in the Center for Spatially-Integrated Social Science Workshop at Ohio State University, June 28-July 2. Imani was a reviewer for the spatial dynamics panel of the National Science Foundation's Social and Human Dynamics grant program in Washington, D.C., June 21-22. 11
2004 November Publication Odonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communications Sciences and Disorders) co-wrote a research paper, "Mirror Writing Following Left Hemisphere Infarction: A Case Study," published in The Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, Vol. 12 (3), September. O'Donoghue was elected to a three-year term as the Virginia representative to Legislative Council for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. 11
2004 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) published several articles in September and October: "The Perils of 'Consensus': Hans Kelsen and the Legal Philosophy of the United Nations," in the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, vol. 14, no. 3; "Law, Human Rights, Realism and the 'War on Terror,'" in Human Rights & Human Welfare, vol. 4; "Taking Terrorists at Their Word," in In the National Interest, vol. 3, no. 35; and "A Nation Long Forlorn: Liberia's Journey from Civil War toward Civil Society," in the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, vol. 6, no. 4. Pham's 2004 book, Liberia: Portrait of a Failed State, published by Reed Press, was favorably reviewed in the September/October 2004 issues of Foreign Affairs, Worldview and The Wilson Quarterly. 11
2004 November Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics and Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper co-written with Honggang Li of Beijing Normal University, "Market Dynamics and Stock Price Volatility," in The European Physical Journal B, June 1, 2004, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 409-413. 11
2004 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $52,120 from the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies to produce and distribute a body of literature describing the current initiatives related to humanitarian mine action technology. 11
2004 November Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,480 from DuPont to use nonnative freshwater clams, Corbicula fluminea, as a biomonitor for mercury in the South River, building on previous studies. 11
2004 November Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to conduct studies on fragmentation of aquatic ecosystems in eastern National Forests. 11
2004 November Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carollyn S. Oglesby (Scholar in Residence, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program and Synthesis Regional Support Center) received $14,815 from the National Park Service to develop a biodiesel-hybrid all-terrain vehicle for use by Shenandoah National Park and to study applicability of a fuel-cell system for auxiliary power at the park's air-quality monitoring station. 11
2004 November Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Park Service to digitize and organize documentation on the Green Springs region by using the Synthesis information management system. 11
2004 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $45,000 from the National Park Service for "Archaeological Overview and Assessment of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove" to cooperate in conducting archaeological, historical, cultural and scientific research, monitoring and interpretive activities related to the protection and management of cultural and natural resources of the National Park system. 11
2004 November Grant Grove Dr. Ralph F. Grove (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $1,000 from Merck and Co. Inc. for "First Lego League Regional Competition," a robotics contest. 11
2004 November Grant Heydari Bahn Dr. Mohammad H. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Professor, Marketing; Director, MBA Program) received $52,820 from the National Security Agency to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 11
2004 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide services that help adolescents acquire knowledge and skills that will instill healthy attitudes to encourage and support abstinence from sexual activity. 11
2004 November Grant Hyser Dr. Raymond M. Hyser (Professor, History) received two grants from the U.S. Department of Education: $20,357 for "ALIVE American History" to conduct nationally significant programs to improve the quality of education and to assist all students to meet challenging state content standards, and $14,449 for "Virginia, History is Elementary" to provide workshop support for Rockbridge County Public Schools for teaching of American history. 11
2004 November Grant Lopes-Murphy Dr. Solange A. Lopes-Murphy (Associate Professor, Secondary Education) received $147,334 from the U.S. Department of Education for the fourth year of a five-year project, "Enhancing Effective Teaching of Limited English Proficient Students," to provide professional development in English-as-a-Second-Language education to non-ESL secondary education teachers, administrators and college faculty. 11
2004 November Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $6,338 from the National Park Service for "Archaeological Assessment of Browntown and Gimlet Ridge Overlooks" to investigate the original construction techniques of overlooks and stone walls. 11
2004 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received numerous grants to provide assistance in the organization of an annual, regionally focused international festival: $1,000 from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., $500 from Marshall's, $500 from First Presbyterian Church, $250 from Merck and Co. Inc., $250 from House of Oak and Sofas, $100 from Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalists, $100 from Virginia Cellular LLC, $100 from Carlos Madrid, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, $100 from Carlos Madrid, Church of the Nazarene, $50 from Macondo's LLC, $50 from Engdawork G. Arefaine, Blue Nile Ethiopian Food and $50 from All Saints Special Needs Fund, Russian Orthodox Church. 11
2004 November Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $32,064 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Student Sampler for Sign-to-Voice Interpreting" to create and field test an instructional CD on deaf students for sign-to-voice interpreting and $10,718 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for a graduate assistantship in aural habilitation. 11
2004 November Presentation Feind Rebecca S. Feind (Associate Professor, Reference Librarian) presented "The Travel Writing of Clara Laughlin" as part of a panel on Women Travel Writers at the fourth biennial meeting of the International Society for Travel Writing, held in Milwaukee, Oct. 23. 11
2004 November Presentation Harris Barron Benedict Saville Zinn Serdikoff Apple Reis-Bergan Baker Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) copresented "Workshop for creating an online introductory statistics course" and "Team teaching an introductory statistics course"; Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. James O. Benedict (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) co-presented "Alternative approaches to teaching research methods"; and Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne Baker (Associate Professor, Psychology) co-presented "Getting students engaged in research methods across the curriculum"; all presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Research Methods and Statistics Conference in Atlanta, Oct. 1-2. 11
2004 November Presentation Maloney S. Maggie Maloney (Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy) presented "Utilization of the new AOTA Fieldwork Evaluation Form" at the annual Virginia Occupational Therapy Association conference in Richmond, Oct. 8-9. 11
2004 December Publication Carter Dr. Timothy Carter (Professor, Sociology) published "Force Against and by Game Wardens in Citizen Encounters," in Police Quarterly, Vol. 74, pp. 489-508, December. 12
2004 December Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a keynote address, "Resurrecting the Symbolic Invocative Mode as a Means of Pan-Afrikan Empowerment," at the Sankofa Crusade 3 conference, in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 2; presented the paper, "Symbolic Social Invisibility: The First Step in the Psychosocial Genocide of Africans in the United States," at the 37th annual International Conference of the African Heritage Studies Association, held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Oct. 7-9; delivered a keynote address, "Building Bridges," at the Virginia Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages meeting, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Oct. 16; and conducted a symposium, "Afrikan Identity: Being Self, Knowing Self," jointly sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, held at Virginia Tech, Nov. 9. 12
2004 December Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) published two articles: "Politics and International Justice in a World of States," in Human Rights & Human Welfare, vol. 4, 119-135; and "Lazarus Rising: Civil Society and Sierra Leone's Return from the Grave," in the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, vol. 7, no. 1. Pham wrote a book, Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession, published by Oxford University Press, November. 12
2004 December Publication Rumbo Dr. Joseph Rumbo (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published "Examining Relationships between Consumption, Nature, and Culture" in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 218-230. Also, Rumbo presented "Mind: The 'Semiotic Struggle' between Marketers and Consumers" at the annual Pacific Sociological Association meeting in San Francisco, April 18. 12
2004 December Publication Ryan Dr. Joseph B. Ryan (Assistant Professor, Special Education) published a manuscript, "A review of peer-mediated intervention studies on academic achievement for students with emotional and behavior disorders," in Remedial and Special Education, 25(6), 330-341, November. Also, Ryan co-presented "The Use of Physical Restraint in Schools and Other Child-Care Agencies," at the 2004 International Child and Adolescent Conference, Minneapolis, Oct. 14-16. 12
2004 December Publication Spear Dr. Joe Spear (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published the paper, "Cumulative Change in Scientific Production: Research Technologies and the Structuring of New Knowledge," in Perspectives on Science, Vol. 12, pp. 55-85. 12
2004 December Publication Thompson Travis Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration Program), with Michael C. Boblitz, a senior planning analyst with Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville and a JMU 2000 HSAP graduate, published an article, "Seven Steps for Evaluating Primary Care Practice Ownership," in Healthcare Financial Management, November. Thompson presented a poster session on "Emergency Preparedness Training Needs of Hospital Safety and Security Officers in Virginia," (co-authors: Dr. H. Richard Travis (Professor Emeritus, Health Sciences) and Suzi Silverstein of the Virginia Department of Health), at the annual Virginia Public Health Association meeting, Oct. 21, in Fairfax. 12
2004 December Publication Wang Dr. Greg Wang (Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development) published a paper, "Toward a Theory of Human Resource Development Learning Participation," in Human Resource Development Review, Vol. 3, No. 4. 12
2004 December Publication Zemliansky Dr. Pavel Zemliansky (Assistant Professor, Writing Program) co-edited a book, with Kirk St. Amant of Texas Tech University, Internet-Based Workplace Communication: Industry and Academic Applications, published by Information Science Publishing, Hershey, Pa., October. 12
2004 December Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $8,100 from the U.S. Department of State for "Humanitarian Mine Action Conference Planning" to assist host nations by producing a strategic planning training course that will enable nations to develop effective mine action plans. 12
2004 December Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $75,049 from Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum for forum staff support. 12
2004 December Grant Chappel Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with disabilities and their parents the opportunity to learn about issues facing students attending college. 12
2004 December Grant DeGaris Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $10,000 from Gatorade to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship. 12
2004 December Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $47,325 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide curriculum enhancement to beginner and intermediate English language learners. 12
2004 December Grant Geier Nash Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $3,096 from Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to conduct an initial archaeological survey of the Downs Parcel in Rockingham County. 12
2004 December Grant Halsell Dr. Susan R. Halsell (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $30,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate and identify molecules either controlled by or collaborating with RhoA signal transduction during remodeling of tissues such as the neural tube and during control of the cell cycle and cytokinesis in Drosophila melanogaster. 12
2004 December Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine the potential for and evidence of past antibiotic resistance plasmid transfer to and among native populations of stream bacteria and to characterize the plasmids involved. 12
2004 December Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $9,608 from Rockingham Family Physicians to provide patient health services. 12
2004 December Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $47,059 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "State Wind Energy Support - Tall Towers: Monitoring High Height Winds in the U.S. East Central Region" to support JMU activities to implement the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Powering America program in Virginia. 12
2004 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $69,236 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 12
2004 December Grant Rife Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to further explore the function of exon AK by isolating RNA from rats and to directly test the hypothesis that exon AK helps regulate translation of the Nitric Oxide Synthetase I gene. 12
2004 December Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $8,046 from PacificHealth Labs to research and determine whether a carbohydrate/protein beverage improves exercise performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 12
2004 December Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Program; Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs) received $29,567 from the Fulbright Scholar Program to provide an American Studies Institute in Cairo, Egypt. 12
2004 December Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant, Office of the President; Professor, Biology) received $80,044 from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of African American, Hispanic and Native American minority graduates in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. 12
2004 December Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the fundamental mechanical, anatomical and physical constraints of bipedal locomotion by examining the biomechanics of bipedal locomotion in Propithecus verreauxi. 12
2004 December Presentation Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) organized the session, "The Aesthetics of Everyday Life in Africa," and presented the paper, "Identification Photography, Postcolonialism and Aesthetic Contemplation in The Gambia," at the African Studies Association annual meeting, in New Orleans, Nov. 10-14. 12
2004 December Presentation Gardner Kristin Gardner (Peer Programs Coordinator, University Health Center) directed the Reality Educators Advocating Campus Health peers' presentation,"The Duke is Right" program, at the BACCHUS & GAMMA Peer Education Network National Conference in Chicago, Nov. 12; JMU peers won the "2004 Outstanding Network Affiliate Award" for excellence in peer education programs; and presented at the VA-ABC Conference on their alcohol-awareness program. 12
2004 December Presentation Geier Nash Dr. Clarence Geier (Professor, Anthropology) gave the paper, "Civil War Archaeology as an Avenue to the Study of Local Culture History," and Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "Urban Archaeology in the Valley of Virginia: Harrisonburg's Hardesty-Higgins House" at the annual Archeological Society of Virginia meeting in Lexington, Oct. 29. 12
2004 December Presentation Maxfield Sandy Maxfield (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) presented "Teaching with digital images: six years into the revolution," at the State University of New York Conference on Computing in the Disciplines: Beyond the Slide Library, in New York City, Oct. 8. 12
2004 December Presentation Poulson Dr. Steve Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented the paper, "Shi`i Muslim Culture and Social Protest in Iran," to the International Relations Program at Roanoke College, Sept. 22. 12
2004 December Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics and Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented two papers, "The Changing Face of Mainstream Economics" and "Epistemological Implications of Economic Complexity" at the Southern Economic Association meetings in New Orleans, Nov. 2-23. 12
2004 December Presentation Sundre Bhola Dr. Donna L. Sundre (Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies), Dr. Dennison Bhola (Assistant Assessment Specialist, CARS; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and student Kara Owens presented workshops at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, October. 12
2004 December Presentation Syre Dr. Tom Syre (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) was one of four plenary speakers, presenting "Community services boards: What they are and how they serve the public," and also presented a poster on the Harrisonburg-Rockingham CSB, at the annual Virginia Public Health Association conference in Fairfax, Oct. 21. 12
2004 December Presentation Wiley Dr. Andrea Wiley (Associate Professor, Anthropology) gave the invited presentation, "Milk consumption and national and global food policy: Does biological variation matter?" in the Culture in Global Affairs lecture series at The Elliott School, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., November. Several members of the School of Art and Art History participated in the Southeastern College Art Conference held Oct. 13-16 in Jacksonville, Fla.: Dr. Kay Arthur (Professor), who serves as the Virginia representative on the SECAC board, presented a paper, "Maria Ormani's Breviary and Self Portrait: Self Definition among Tuscan Augustinian Hermitan Nuns." Dr. Sarah Warren (Assistant Professor) presented a paper, "Painting Beyond Sense: Abstraction and Performance in the Early Russian Avant-Garde." Christina Updike (Visual Resources Curator), who serves as the Visual Resources Association representative on the SECAC board, presented and demonstrated the Madison Digital Image Data-base 2 software system in the session, "This DAM New World: Creating and Managing Digital Assets for the Art History Classroom." Dr. Robert Bersson (Professor Emeritus) presented a paper, "The Introductory Art Appreciation and Art History Courses: Issues, Challenges, Possibilities." Dr. Linda Halpern (Associate Professor; Dean, General Education) was co-chair of two open sessions for undergraduate papers in which JMU undergraduate student Kendall Lyn Barbery presented a paper, "Ana, Asele and Badunka, a triple synthesis: an Analysis of the Work of Uche Okeke." 12