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2005 January Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Management Science) published the following two journal articles: " Applications of 'Human Factors' in Wireless Telecommunications Service Delivery, International Journal of Services and Standards" (IJSS), Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 287-298, 2005. (co-authors: Josh Krause, Michelle Imperio, Stephen Macchio and Kimberly Rill) and "Management of Telecommunications Services: A Vital New Content Area and A Course Model for the College of Business," in International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE), Issue No. 3, 2005 (co-authors: Faye P. Teer and Harold B. Teer). 01
2005 January Publication Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Black Mexico in Historical and Contemporary Perspective" by invitation at the Center for Folklife and Culture Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, November 30, 2004. 01
2005 January Publication Mitchell Randy L. Mitchell (Associate Vice President, Student Affairs) published the book, "Flying Through Clouds: Navigating Uncertainty and Change in the Student Affairs Profession," by Atwood Publishing. The book, Mitchell's fourth, continues a series of essays on the changing nature of student affairs work. 01
2005 January Publication Della Noce Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published the following: "From practice to theory to practice: A brief retrospective on the transformative mediation model," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 925-936, (2004); "The beaten path to mediator quality assurance: The emerging narrative of consensus and its institutional functions," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 937-964 (2004) and with D.J., Antes, J.R., & Saul, J.A. (2004), "Identifying practice competence in transformative mediators: An interactive rating scale assessment nodel," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 1005-1058, (2004). 01
2005 January Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology) had an editorial-opinion article, "Iran: Fear prompts pursuit of nuclear weapons," published in the Roanoke Times on December 5, 2004. 01
2005 January Publication Pruett Dr. David Pruett (Associate Professor, Mathematics) was featured in the February issue of Science and Theology News regarding his course, "From Black Elk to Black Holes: Tales of a Mysterious Universe," which was offered through the Honors Program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in spring 2004. In the course, students explored the universe by seeking balance between the path of the heart (wisdom) and the path of the mind (knowledge). 01
2005 January Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. (Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a book, "The Changing Face of Economics: Interviews with Cutting Edge Economists," (coauthored with David Colander and Richard P.F. Holt), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. 01
2005 January Publication Wang Greg Wang (Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development) published an edited book, "Advances in HRD measurement and evaluation: Theory and practice" (2004, Sage), and wrote two chapters: Chapter 1. Human Resource Development Measurement and Evaluation: Looking back and moving forward, p. 5-15; and Chapter 3. Human resource development evaluation: Emerging market, barriers, and theory building, p. 22-36. 01
2005 January Grant Baedke Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $69,034 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrogeochemical and Groundwater Modeling Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water around Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that contain strand plains of beach ridges and wetlands. 01
2005 January Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $14,962 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to provide support for the International Mine Action Service Web site. 01
2005 January Grant Coverstone Martino-McAllister McAllister van Zyl Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Office of Public Safety), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and Cecilia van Zyl (Counselor and Substance Abuse Specialist, Counseling and Student Development Center) received $1,500 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to support the BASICS and Choices training as a statewide event through Operation Undergrad. 01
2005 January Grant Dahmus Critzer Elizabeth M. Dahmus (Co-director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) and Penelope Critzer (Co-director, SVCDC) received $274,790 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide comprehensive developmental services to the children of Virginia, promoting optimal physical, social, mental and emotional development and well being of all children. 01
2005 January Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $5,000 from the National Park Service for "Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Database" to oversee the implementation of an electronic database. 01
2005 January Grant Martino-McAllister McAllister Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) received $94,508 from the Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention to continue to build on the success of the State Incentive Grant by upgrading the Prevention Basics Level I-III curriculum and delivery workshops. 01
2005 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $2,622 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 01
2005 January Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Associate Professor, Biology) received $40,001 from the National Science Foundation to understand the function of the alpha-amylase in Arabidopsis. 01
2005 January Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $8,235 from the National Park Service to conduct archaeological studies of the Old Rag parking lot and the Weakley Hollow access trail in Shenandoah National Park. 01
2005 January Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $57,247 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to provide Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program coverage. 01
2005 January Grant Ross Dr. Martha K. Ross (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $43,850 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to strengthen the collaboration of early childhood education services. 01
2005 January Grant 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 the journal. 01
2005 January Presentation Chandler Barbara E. Chandler MOT, OTR (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) with Dr. Jodi Hanzlik of Colorado State University co-authored the Curriculum Analysis Tool (CAT) for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Developed in response to the 2003 Practice Analysis of the Occupational Therapy Profession, the CAT is designed to help occupational therapy educational programs develop curricula that prepare students for current practice. Chandler and Hanzlik introduced the CAT at the NBCOT Practice Analysis Conference in Orlando and the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis. Chandler also gave the keynote address, "Using Evidence Based Practice in the Schools," at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Annual School System Symposium, hosted by the JMU Occupational Therapy program. 01
2005 January Presentation Fagan Jody Condit Fagan (Assistant Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) presented "Digital Reference Software Update" at the invitation of the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, Cincinatti, Ohio, on November 7, 2004. 01
2005 January Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor of Sociology) participated in the National African-American Student Leadership Conference at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., January 14-15. He presented as part of a panel discussing the topic of "Afrikan Male Leadership and the Osirian Mythological Dramaturgy of Classical Afrika". He also presented an individual paper, "Afrikan Student Leadership: The Metaphor of the Bomber." 01
2005 January Presentation Kerr Dr. Natalie A. Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology) made two presentations, "The game project in introductory psychology: Lessons learned," poster session, and "Eliminating social loafing on group projects," participant idea exchange, at the 27th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., January. 01
2005 January Presentation Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) presented a paper, "Seven-Phase Model of Conflict: Practical Applications for Conflict Mediators and Leaders" at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, November 11, 2004, Chicago, Illinois; paper co-authors include Emily R. Hoole, Amy D. Thelk, & Susan L. Davis, Ph.D. candidates in the JMU Doctoral Program in Assessment and Measurement, and Sallye S. Trobaugh, Mediation Associates LLC, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Kimsey also received recertification as a court-referred mediator with the Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Virginia Supreme Court. 01
2005 January Presentation Klein Michael J. Klein (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Program) presented "Representations of Cloning in Film" as part of a panel on Cloning in the Popular Imagination at the Choices and Challenges Forum, held in Blacksburg, VA, Oct. 28, 2004. 01
2005 January Presentation Kline Dr. Carmenza Kline (Professor, Spanish) presented a lecture on the topic of my last book, "Violencia en Macondo" at the Universidad de La Plata in Argentina November 25, and shared wonderful and memorable experiences with the best writers of Latin America and Spain such as Ernesto Sabato, Carlos Fuentes and Ernesto Cardinal. She also participated in the Third World Congress of the Spanish Language. 01
2005 January Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published the article "Modesty and Modernity: Photography, Race and Representation on Mexico's Costa Chica (Guerrero)" in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 11(4), pp. 1-29, November 2004. 01
2005 January Presentation McCabe Jennifer McCabe (Librarian, Health & Human Services) presented "Beyond Information Literacy: Getting Personal on the Internet" at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, Calif., November 15, 2004. The presentation highlighted the creation and recording of a series of Web-based videos designed to teach students how to use the library. 01
2005 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) organized the panel "Parenting in Modern Times: The 'Home Work' of American Working Families" and co-presented the paper, "Everyday Moments: Finding 'Quality Time' among American Working Families" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, December 15. 01
2005 January Presentation Rice C. William Rice (Professor, Music) served as an adjudicator for the mallet keyboard competition at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention held in Nashville, Tenn., November 10-13. 01
2005 January Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Director, Strength & Conditioning) made a presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's sport specific training conference in Louisville, January 12. The presentation title was "Lifts, Jumps and Sprints: Conjugate Training for Speed Development." He presented "Applying Conjugate Training Methods for Improving Sports Performance" at the 2005 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, the largest sports and fitness weekend event in the world as part of the Strength Training Summit. 01
2005 February Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $4,664 from Uniwest Group Inc. to conduct a metal detecting and shovel test pit program and to prepare a detailed plan map of an 1861 Civil War encampment in Leesburg. 02
2005 February Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $10,155 from the Central Shenandoah Health District to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area. 02
2005 February Grant Huber Hubbell Nye Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology),Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 02
2005 February Grant Marler Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $52,709 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the sensory and memory underpinnings of language processing in individuals with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome and to identify auditory interactions with language function. 02
2005 February Grant Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Assistant Professor, Religion) received $500 from the Infinity Foundation to bring notable scholars in the fields of history and philosophy of Hindu religious traditions to deliver public lectures on basic issues in Hindu religious thought and practice. 02
2005 February Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $5,000 from Page County to support Healthy Families in Page County to develop positive parenting skills and to facilitate activities and programs that are consistent with positive child health and development. 02
2005 February Grant Simon Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $1,000 from Sigma Xi to examine the role fish play in the stream community and the influence of interactions between fish species. 02
2005 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had an article, "U.S. National Interests and Africa's Strategic Significance," published in the February issue of American Foreign Policy Interests, the journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a New York-based think tank founded by the late Professor Hans J. Morgenthau. "Legitimacy, Justice, and the Future of Africa," Pham's critical review essay of "Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa," edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Philip J. McConnaughay, appeared in Human Rights & Human Welfare, a journal founded by human rights scholar Jack Donnelly and currently published by the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver for the International Human Rights Consortium, volume 5, pp. 31-49. Pham recently began serving a two-year term on the journal's international Editorial Review Board. His essay, however, was peer-reviewed prior to the beginning of his term. Pham's book, "Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession," has been published in Portuguese as a volume in the prestigious "Estudos e Documentos" series of Publicacoes Europa-America in Lisbon. Oxford University Press originally published the book in November 2004. 03
2005 March Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $735,000 from the U.S. Department of State to support and improve global mine action projects through informational goods and services. 03
2005 March Grant Bolt Dr. Les Bolt (Associate Professor, Secondary Education) received $581,383 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an evaluation of the extent to which the Virginia Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant has met its stated objectives and the extent to which these activities and the stated objectives have met the federal teacher quality enhancement goals of Title II of the 1998 Higher Education Act. 03
2005 March Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,936 from Winchester City Council for "Ozone Outreach in Winchester and Frederick County" to develop a regional program for air quality management in the Valley to include a broad range of air pollution education and outreach programs in the region. 03
2005 March Grant Chappel Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $2,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with disabilities and their parents the opportunity to learn about issues facing students attending college. 03
2005 March Grant Coverstone Martino-McAllister McAllister Van Zyl Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Police and Safety), Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and H. Cecilia Van Zyl (Counselor and Substance Abuse Specialist, Counseling and Student Development Center) received $1,000 from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Alcohol Safety Action Program to support the BASICS and Choices training through provision of a speaker's fee. 03
2005 March Grant Daniel Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,500 from DuPont to build a public exhibit about the work of the South River Science Team. 03
2005 March Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center) received $5,000 from the School Mental Health Alliance for "Toolkit Development Project" to develop a set of procedures that can be practically employed within a school and community to develop school mental health services. 03
2005 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $1,320 from Page County for "Reading Road Show: 'Gus the Bus'" to take early literacy opportunities on the road to children using collaborative efforts that reach children and parents where they live. 03
2005 March Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,200 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide an internship experience. 03
2005 March Grant Hughes Dr. Williams C. Hughes (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $67,000 from the National Science Foundation for "An Interdisciplinary Materials Science REU Site at James Madison University" to provide research experiences for undergraduates involving faculty from five academic departments and to focus on providing high-quality research experiences in materials science. 03
2005 March Grant Layman Dr. Kathryn A. Layman (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. for "Spectroscopic Investigations of Catalytic Solid-Liquid Interfaces" to develop in situ ATR-FTIR and QCM-D to characterize the surface properties of solid ruthenium, iron and iron sulfide catalysts in the presence of a liquid phase. 03
2005 March Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $9,834 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to survey the 125-acre Thoburn's Redoubt parcel located near the confluence of Cedar Creek Battlefield. 03
2005 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $380,875 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 03
2005 March Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $81,832 from the National Science Foundation to set up a research experience for undergraduates site program whereby students from U.S. universities will travel to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists. 03
2005 March Presentation Hastedt Eksterowicz Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Director, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences; Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) presented two papers, "The Foreign Policy of Hillary Rodham Clinton" and "The George W. Bush Transition: The Disconnect Between Politics and Policy," at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Conference in New Orleans, March 23-27. 03
2005 March Presentation Ryan Dr. Joseph Ryan in special education made a presentation entitled "Timeout and Other Seclusionary procedures Used in Schools" at the Midwest Symposium for leadership in Behavior Disorders in Kansas City on February 25th. 03
2005 April Grant Chappel Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the second annual Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership Conference. 04
2005 April Grant Deaton Dr. Michael L. Deaton (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $85,000 from the Department of Homeland Security to assist local governments in Virginia in developing a decision support system for hazardous materials incidents. 04
2005 April Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $84,360 from the National Science Foundation to provide research experiences for undergraduates in a 10-week session that includes opportunities in the sub-disciplines of materials science, biochemistry, synthesis, environmental chemistry and spectroscopy. 04
2005 April Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $9,000 from the National Park Service to develop graphical and multimedia components for the Ecology Views module and to gather field data to support the project. 04
2005 April Grant Giovanetti Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $81,356 from the National Science Foundation to characterize the low-lying three quark bound and resonant systems in terms of Quantum Chromodynamics. 04
2005 April Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $25,000 from the Office on Children and Youth for the Reading Road Show to continue to provide a book-bag exchange program and intergenerational storytelling activities to low-income families and to increase the number of Spanish-speaking families being served. Hubbell also received $1,979 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 04
2005 April Grant Meyer Dr. Joseph P. Meyer (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) received $64,145 from the Institute of Education Sciences/U.S. Department of Education to conduct secondary analyses of the nationally representative achievement data collected by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 04
2005 April Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $5,000 from the Pfizer Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program to provide a summer undergraduate stipend to allow a student to develop a novel cyclization pathway for the synthesis of two nitrogen-containing heterocycles, piperdines and azepines. 04
2005 April Grant Newbold Quackenbush Kenneth Newbold (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Darlene H. Quackenbush (Information Security Officer, Information Technology) received $892 from the University of Virginia to provide travel and general support for the outreach, consulting and training activities of the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking to improve information security programs in educational organizations. 04
2005 April Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Assistant Professor, Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (President, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $1,500 from the Verizon Foundation to support the Shenandoah Valley Technology Gala. 04
2005 April Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $508,064 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the northwest region. 04
2005 April Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $125,000 from the National Institutes of Health to clarify the developmental progression of the anatomy and function on the inner ear of two strains of canary with normal hearing and with hearing loss. 04
2005 April Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $5,000 from Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. to determine the abundance and composition of ice-rafted terrigenous sand in the glaciomarine sedimentary sequence from the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Basin. 04
2005 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $33,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that centers on the use of photonuclear reactions to investigate the properties of the nucleon through the production of mesons and nucleon resonances. 04
2005 April Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has been named a 2005-06 academic fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan policy institute based in Washington, D.C. Pham will travel to Tel Aviv University in Israel in May to participate in a 10-day course in terrorism studies focusing on how democracies confront the phenomenon of global terrorism. In addition to lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, the program provides academic fellows with hands-on experience through visits to police, customs and immigration facilities, military bases and border zones to learn the practical side of deterring and defeating terrorists. 04
2005 May Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $3,203 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive. 05
2005 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $16,037 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to organize and host a focus group meeting of experts in the fields of land mine victim assistance and mine risk education. 05
2005 May Grant Campbell Caroline G. Campbell (Associate Director, University Health Center) received $4,360 from the Virginia Department of Health to further the social norms marketing efforts on campus to reduce tobacco use by JMU students. 05
2005 May Grant Coverstone Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Police and Safety) received $1,440 from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for "Student and Faculty Educated Walkers and Drivers Program" to distribute educational brochures at student events. 05
2005 May Grant Daniel Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) and Dawn Hachenski (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $6,368 from DuPont for "Design for a Public Information Exhibit" to complete construction of an exhibit documenting ongoing studies by the South River Science Team to understand and remedy historic mercury contamination in the river. 05
2005 May Grant DeGaris Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $15,000 from ESPN to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship. 05
2005 May Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $6,694 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the institute. 05
2005 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $13,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct an inventory of water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 05
2005 May Grant Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Understanding Early Circuit Formation and the Spatial Arrangement of Ascending and Descending Projection Patterns in the Developing Auditory System to the Onset of Hearing" to describe when normal initial development of auditory pathways is established, how pathways develop into adult organization and what developmental mechanisms are responsible for guiding early circuit formation. 05
2005 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $12,155 from Uniwest Group Inc. for "Phase II: Mapping of Features on the Site of an 1861 Civil War Encampment, Leesburg, Va." to provide analysis of artifacts, to draw architectural plans of the site, to excavate and to prepare a report of findings. 05
2005 May Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,395 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide a student internship. 05
2005 May Grant Linn Ryman Dr. Reid Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs) and Laura Ryman (Director of New Program Development, College of Graduate and Professional Programs) received $25,621 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs for correctional educators. 05
2005 May Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,995 from the National Institutes of Health to provide novel recombinant proteins for research on tear secretion. 05
2005 May Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $76,312 from the Virginia Department of Health to integrate the trained community lay outreach workers into the Virginia Center for Health Outreachs community health worker regional network and $4,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. 05
2005 May Grant Smith Dr. Caroline Smith (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine ways of reducing or attenuating the noise generated by turbulent coanda wall jets, while maintaining crucial flow characteristics. 05
2005 May Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $18,115 from Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. to determine the abundance and composition of ice-rafted terrigenous sand in the glaciomarine sedimentary sequence from the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Basin. 05
2005 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $55,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that centers on the use of photonuclear reactions to investigate the properties of the nucleon through the production of mesons and nucleon resonances. 05
2005 May Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $40,010 from the Virginia Department of Education for "The 2005 Health and Physical Activity Institute" to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education. 05
2005 May Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received four grants totaling $303,661 from the Center for Civic Education for "We the People: National Institutes." Wilson also received $35,200 from the Center for Civic Education for the "We the People: Virginia State Institute." 05
2005 May Grant Wubah Dr. Judith A. Wubah (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "The Role of Mitochondrial Salvage Enzymes During Early Mouse Development" to determine the developmental expression and localization of dGK and TK2 during mouse embryogenesis. 05
2005 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has published an article, "Democracy by Force? Lessons from the Restoration of the State in Sierra Leone," in the Winter/Spring 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 1) issue of The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. The journal is published by the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. 05
2005 July Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has joined the board of advisers of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and advocacy organization that studies the relationship of religion, ethics and morality to public policy, government, culture and politics domestically and internationally. Pham joins other academic representatives on the board, which also includes religious and political leaders. 07
2005 July Grant Cavey Carothers Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Assistant Professor, Secondary Education) and Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $28,080 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 07
2005 July Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $60,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "Preventing Youth Smoking Through Coordinated Community-Based Program" to reduce smoking behavior of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder youth population. 07
2005 July Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $720 from Uniwest Group Inc. to provide analysis of artifacts, draw architectural plans, excavate and prepare a report of findings for the site of an 1861 Civil War encampment in Leesburg. 07
2005 July Grant Gibson Dr. Jonathan B. Gibson (Assistant Professor, Music) received $2,000 from the Arts Council of the Valley to initiate and support several constituent early music ensembles. 07
2005 July Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on amphibian cutaneous bacteria to provide information for conservation efforts. 07
2005 July Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Interim Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $2,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to develop a poetry reading and writing workshop for disadvantaged children ages 9 to 12. 07
2005 July Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a more complete understanding of the occurrence of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes at Michigan beaches. 07
2005 July Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $12,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 07
2005 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $26,046 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. 07
2005 July Grant Lanier Dr. Gabrielle M. Lanier (Associate Professor, History) received $6,504 from Belle Grove Inc. to provide a history of the Overseers House and its development. 07
2005 July Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $27,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to assess the extent to which Interleukin-3 produced by non-bone marrow-derived cells can regulate contact hypersensitivity and can influence nematode-induced basophil development in vivo. 07
2005 July Grant Marler Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $49,088 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the sensory and memory underpinnings of language processing in individuals with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome and to identify auditory interactions with language function. 07
2005 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $17,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "State-Based Anemometer Loan Program" to continue implementing the Wind Powering America program. 07
2005 July Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $10,000 from Virginias Center for Innovative Technology to determine the status of broadband infrastructure in 15 jurisdictions and to find the means by which to fill the gap. 07
2005 July Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the focus of the roles of srr-2 and accessory secretory genes on the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype II GBS. 07
2005 July Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs) received $5,000 from the American Council on Education Internationalization Collaborative to expand and create service-learning as a legitimate, credit-bearing global activity for students and to generate enriching faculty development opportunities for learning partners. 07
2005 July Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Head and Associate Professor, Biology) received $49,967 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sequence, analyze and annotate the genome of one of the major U.S. poultry pathogens, B. avium, and to expand existing microarrays of the Bordetellae to facilitate intergenic comparisons. 07
2005 July Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $93,673 from the Center for Civic Education for "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" to assist upper elementary-, middle- and high-school teachers from private and public schools. 07
2005 July Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) was the June 10 feature speaker at the Congressional Staff Roundtable on Religion on U.S. Foreign Policy sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in conjunction with the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Pham presented "Vatican Foreign Policy in the New Pontificate," which drew senior staff from the House and Senate committees on International Relations and Foreign Affairs, respectively, as well as senior aides to key legislators. 07
2005 December Award Butt Dr. John J. Butt (Professor, History) has been selected as the 2006-07 Carl Harter Distinguished Teacher in JMU's College of Arts and Letters. 12
2005 December Award Hanifi Dr. Shah M. Hanifi (Assistant Professor, History) received a Gutenberg-e Prize from the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press for "Inter-Regional Trade and Colonial State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan," his doctoral dissertation completed in 2001 at the University of Michigan. The award included a $20,000 fellowship for Hanifi to convert the dissertation into an electronic monograph to be published by Columbia University Press. Launched in 1999, the Gutenberg-e prizes are intended to set a high standard for electronic publishing. 12
2005 December Award Lovin Dr. LouAnn Lovin (Head and Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) has been named the JMU College of Education's Madison Scholar for 2006-07 in recognition of her record of publications, professional presentations and publication review appointments. 12
2005 December Award Martin Dr. Doris Martin (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) has been selected to receive the JMU College of Education's Distinguished Service Award for 2006-07 in recognition of her tremendous service to the university, professional organizations and community, state and national groups. 12
2005 December Award Purcell Dr. Steven L. Purcell (Assistant Professor, Development, Learning and Leadership Education) has been selected as the JMU College of Education's Distinguished Teacher for 2006-07 for excellence in coaching, advising and motivating students. 12
2005 December Publication Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU student N. Sanders have had an article, "Effectiveness of the Citizens Police Academy in Changing Attitudes and Behaviors of Citizen Participants," accepted for publication in American Journal of Criminal Justice. 12
2005 December Publication Cheverton Updike Sarah Cheverton (Manager of Faculty Development Services, Center for Instructional Technology) and Christina B. Updike (Visual Resources Specialist, Art and Art History) have written "Strategies for Transitioning to the Age of Digital Media," a guidebook published by the Visual Resources Association. The special bulletin of the international organization of media consultants is the result of a workshop developed by Cheverton andUpdike for presentation at the VRA's 2004 annual meeting and subsequent Summer Educational Institute. 12
2005 December Publication Gubser Dr. Michael D. Gubser (Assistant Professor, History) had his article, "Time and History in Alois Riegl's Theory of Perception," published in Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 66, No. 3, July. 12
2005 December Publication Kahn "Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) had "Intimate Heterosexual Violence: All the Facts," a review of "Hurting the One You Love: Violence in Relationships" by Irene Frieze published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 29, Issue 3, September." 12
2005 December Publication Lippke Dr. Richard L. Lippke (Professor, Philosophy) had his article, "Mixed Theories of Punishment and Mixed Offenders: Some Unresolved Tensions," accepted for publication in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. 12
2005 December Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) had a chapter, "A dash of indolence, a pinch of serendipity: My personal recipe for a career in teaching," published in "The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from exemplary psychology teachers. The work was published on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site, http://teachpsych.lemoyne.edu/teachpsych/tia/index.html. 12
2005 December Publication Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), JMU student N. Sanders and M. McCarthy published "Profiles of Undergraduate Programs in Psychology" on the American Psychological Association Web site, http://www.apa.org/ed/pcue/profiles_intro.html. 12
2005 December Publication Van Norman Dr. William C. Van Norman (Assistant Professor, History) had his article, "The Process of Cultural Change Among Cuban Bozales During the Nineteenth Century," published in The Americas, Vol. 62, No. 2, October. 12
2005 December Publication Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "Leading discussions and asking questions" in "The handbook of the teaching of psychology," 2005. 12
2005 December Grant Blandino Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,563 from the NASA to assess the conceptual design of the James Webb Space Telescope sunshield. 12
2005 December Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Blue Ridge ESOL Career Development Academy to expand educational services available to non-native English speakers. Foucar-Szocki also received $100,000 from the Merck Foundation for Virginia's Workforce Improvement Network to facilitate the Career Development Academy for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area.She also received $55,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for Virginia's Workforce Improvement Network to oversee content, design and publication of the Vertex journal. 12
2005 December Grant Gray Dr. Lincoln C. Gray(Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $16,319 from the National Institutes of Health to provide a comprehensive evaluation of developing auditory perceptions on an appropriate animal model. 12
2005 December Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $249,142 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts.Hubbell also received $1,800 from the Children's Learning Center Foundation for "Reading Road Show Page County" to expand services of The Gus Bus. 12
2005 December Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) received $70,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for the "Harrisonburg Downtown Technology Zone" to integrate information technology by clustering e-commerce, communication, homeland security and information security and assurance companies to foster a high-technology economy for the city. 12
2005 December Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $14,040 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to provide printing and distribution initiatives. 12
2005 December Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science) received $5,362 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for site documentation, excavations, artifact recovery and report preparation for Shenandoah National Park. 12
2005 December Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,000 from Beloit College to understand how students' spatial cognition can be enhanced. 12
2005 December Grant Layman Dr. Kathryn A. Layman (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $38,951 from the Research Corp. to use attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to characterize the surface properties of heterogeneous catalysts in the presence of liquid phase probe molecules. 12
2005 December Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received a National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Fellowship Award from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He will receive $62,000 over the next two years. Nasim also received a $750 travel grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Health Disparities Conference, "Bridging Science and Culture to Improve Drug Abuse Research in Minority Communities." 12
2005 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $37,500 from Virginia Commonwealth University for recruitment and retention, practice support and training of healthcare professionals in medically underserved areas or with medically underserved populations. Nye also received $12,632 from VCU to provide the Facts and the Fundamentals programs for healthcare learners. He also received $1,670 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English speaking clients. 12
2005 December Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $41,651 from the Research Corp. to characterize the electrical properties of individual doubled-walled carbon nanotubes grown by chemical vapor deposition. 12
2005 December Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $28,964 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services. 12
2005 December Publication Askary Mohammed Askary (Visiting Assistant Professor, Religion), Dr. Ronald S. Kraybill, a professor of conflict studies at Eastern Mennonite University, and Dr. Abraham Davis, a long-time professor of communication and civil rights activist, spoke about "Strategies for Peace" Nov. 16 at the Massanutten Regional Library. The discussion was sponsored by Veterans for Peace. 12
2005 December Presentation Benedict Dr. James O. Benedict (Professor, Psychology) presented "Just-In-Time Teaching for Science and Humanities Courses" in September for the Center for Faculty Innovation at JMU. 12
2005 December Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU student N. Sanders presented "Effectiveness of the Citizens Police Academy in Changing Attitudes, Beliefs and Behavior of Citizen Participants" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Scottsdale, Ariz., in October. 12
2005 December Presentation Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Good Cop or Bad Cop," the JMU College of Integrated Science and Technology's Madison Scholar Lecture, Oct. 7. 12
2005 December Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), B. Wilde, S. Moore, C. White and L. Buvinger presented "Behaviors leading to social acceptance and rejection in young adolescents with ADHD: Implications for social skills interventions" at the November annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Washington, D.C. 12
2005 December Presentation Evans Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Inspiring Leadership: It's not about the power" at the Educause conference in Orlando, Fla., in October. 12
2005 December Presentation Kerr Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), J. West and A. Adams presented "eInstruction's Classroom Performance System: Collect Student Input through Handheld Devices in the Classroom" at the JMU Center for Instructional Technology's third annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in October. 12
2005 December Presentation Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Religion) presented the inaugural lecture at the World Religions Day at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. Mittal lectured on "Hinduism and Peacebuilding" at the Nov. 14 event organized by MBC's philosophy and religion department. 12
2005 December Presentation Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Developing an after-school program for Harrisonburg adolescents: A concept-mapping approach," the Mosier Fellowship Lecture at JMU Nov. 17. 12
2005 December Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) presented "Religion's Role in Conflict Resolution: Religion and Government Cooperatively Building Peace" Nov. 28 at the opening plenary session of the 2005 meeting of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. The Nov. 28-Dec. 1 meeting drew more than 180 legislators from approximately 36 African, Asian, American and European countries and addressed meeting themes of the role of religion in conflicts; educating children to be global actors; religion, law and terrorism; and international poverty and development.\ 12
2005 December Presentation Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and S. Nida presented "Strategic Planning for Departments of Psychology" at the November annual meeting of the Association of Department Heads of Psychology in Atlanta. 12
2005 December Service Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has been invited to serve on the board of directors for the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis for the 2005-08 term. 12
2005 December Presentation Lewis "Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) led four seminars on "Identities and Mobilities" for graduate students and faculty at CIESAS, the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiories en Antropolog'a Social (Social Anthropology Research Institute) in Mexico City. The September 2005 event was co-sponsored by CIESAS, the Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia e Historia, and the Institut de Recherche pour le dvelopement, with the support of the Mexican Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnolog'a (CONACYT). Lewis presented the paper, "Memory, Migration and Making it Home: Old and New Dwellings on Mexico's Costa Chica (Guerrero)," on the panel "Mexican Interiors/American Exteriors: New Reflections on the Spaces where Mexico meets the United States" at the American Studies Association Meeting in Washington, D.C., November 2005." 12
2005 December Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $5,000 from Virginia Commonwealth University to gather information from providers about the prevention of tobacco use in children. 12
2005 November Award Amenta Dr. Donna S. Amenta(Head and Professor, Chemistry) was one of five recipients of Alumnae/i Achievement Awards bestowed by Wheaton College at the institution's Alumnae/i Association Fall Celebration Oct. 22. Amenta earned a bachelor of arts degree at the Norton, Mass., college. 11
2005 November Award Kohen Dr. Ari Kohen(Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) won an international essay competition sponsored by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation, the Social Science Research Center and Humboldt University. Kohen's essay was one of 154 papers submitted from 62 countries. His prize is a three-month research fellowship in Berlin with an office at the Social Science Research Center and an affiliation with Humboldt University in summer 2006. 11
2005 November Award Hulvey Dale Hulvey (Assistant Vice President, Information Technology) and Darlene Quackenbush (Planning/Information Security Officer, Information Technology) accepted an award for Excellence in Information Technology Solutions at the Oct. 18-21 Educause national conference in Orlando, Fla., on behalf of the work of many JMU people collaborating with the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking. Educause, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, cited security practitioners at JMU, George Mason University, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech and security researchers in JMU's Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance, GMU's Center for Secure Information Systems and the joint GMU/JMU Critical Infrastructure Protection Project. VASCAN was established to strengthen security programs across Virginia higher education by integrating and making available field-proven tools, best practices and people from VASCAN partner institutions and to establish links to security research, instruction and federal and state government initiatives to enhance security. 11
2005 November Publication Hastedt Two articles by Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Science) were recently published in separate journals. "Public Intelligence: Leaks as Policy Instruments The Case of the Iraq War" was published in the September issue of Intelligence and National Security, vol. 20, no. 3. "Estimating Intentions in an Age of Terrorism: Garthoff Revisited" was published in Defense Intelligence Journal. 11
2005 November Publication Pham An article by Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) was published in the October issues of American Foreign Policy Interests. "From Normalization to Partnership: An Overview of Relations Between the United States and Vietnam" is in vol. 27, no. 4 of the journal. 11
2005 November Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $73,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Partnership for Preparation of Highly Qualified and Collaborative Middle/High School General and Special Education" to address the complex service delivery and academic mprovement challenges faced by middle- and high-school youth with disabilities. 11
2005 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $3,412 from Belle Grove Inc. for "Phase II Archaeological Testing of the Overseer's Quarter and the Clearing and Archaeological Mapping of the Last Mill Related Features Meadow Brook" at Belle Grove Plantation. 11
2005 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Better Beginnings" to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy and to help sustain lower rates. 11
2005 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $19,687 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the provision and support of a community service grant to public radio. 11
2005 November Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $191,625 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Tangier Island Wind and Wind Outreach" to conduct outreach to communities potentially affected by offshore wind development, to develop relationships and affiliations and to conduct wind resource and environmental assessments. 11
2005 November Grant Odonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $30,958 from the Virginia Department of Education to conduct seminars discussing the challenges and possible approaches for speech-language pathologists evaluating and treating dysphagia in a school setting. 11
2005 November Grant Owusu-Ansah Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History) received a $5,000 contribution for the JMU Ghana Summer Abroad Program scholarship fund from Dr. William King of Philadelphia. More than 30 JMU students have received various amounts of support in the past seven years to participate in the Ghana program from the William King Charitable Trust scholarship at JMU that is dedicated to providing diversity in the West Africa study abroad program. 11
2005 November Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center of Loudoun County Inc. to establish a scholarship for a graduate speech-language pathology student in the externship semester of the master's program. 11
2005 November Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate 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 collected rainfall. 11
2005 November Presentation Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) presented "The role of debris flows in long-term denudation and landscape evolution in the central Appalachians" at the First General Assembly and the Fourth Session of the Board of Representatives of the International Consortium on Landslides Oct. 14. Eaton was invited to present his paper at the consortium held at the Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The meeting was organized by the International Consortium on Landslides, U.S. Geological Survey and National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. 11
2005 November Presentation Gumnior Dr. Elisabeth C. Gumnior (Associate Professor, Writing) presented four lectures relating to the theme "Making Muggel Magic: The World of Harry Potter" at the Smithsonian Institution Oct. 15 as a participant in the Resident Associate Program, which sponsors over 1,500 educational and cultural programs each year. Gumnior presented "Pottermania and Potter Fan Culture," "Harry Potter and the Literary Tradition of Fantasy Fiction," "Harry Potter and the Archetypal Hero" and "Harry Potter and Moral Development." 11
2005 November Presentation Hawk Dr. William J. Hawk (Head, Philosophy and Religion; Associate Professor, Philosophy) presented a response to "From Neurons to Politics Without a Soul," a lecture given by Dr. Nancey Murphy of Fuller Theological Seminary Oct. 27 at Eastern Mennonite University. 11
2005 November Presentation Hilliard Richard D. Hilliard (Instructor, Art and Art History) was the featured speaker at the Keystone State Reading Conference in Hershey, Pa., Oct. 18. Hilliard, the illustrator and author of "Neil, Buzz, and Mike Go to the Moon," a book for children ages 9 to 12 published in April 2005, presented "An Artist's Journey" at the conference. 11
2005 October Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick (Assistant Professor#COMMA#Integrated Science and Technology) received $637#COMMA#500 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for "SHENAIR Institute: Applied Meteorological Research" to begin developing a modeling system to test different air quality control strategies and to determine the most significant sources of air pollution in the Shenandoah Valley. 10
2005 October Grant Campbell Caroline G. Campbell (Associate Director#COMMA# Health Promotion#COMMA# University Health Center) received $6#COMMA#000 from the Virginia Department of Health to initiate positive tobacco use control policy changes throughout Virginia. 10
2005 October Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Co-Director#COMMA# Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $274#COMMA#790 from the Virginia Department of Health to achieve community-based service systems for children with special health care needs and their families and $81#COMMA#787 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 10
2005 October Grant DeGaris Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor#COMMA# Kinesiology and Recreation Studies) received $15#COMMA#000 from the Home Depot to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship. 10
2005 October Grant Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor#COMMA# Geology and Environmental Science) received $10#COMMA#000 from the National Park Service to collect documents and to prepare a text synthesizing the current knowledge of geologic resources of Shenandoah National Park and $4#COMMA#669 from the Virginia Department of Mines#COMMA# Minerals and Energy for "Surficial Geologic Investigation on the Grottoes and Vesuvius 7.5 minute Quadrangles" to investigate or map deposits#COMMA# including alluvial fans#COMMA# to support mapping projects. 10
2005 October Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor#COMMA# Education; Interim Director#COMMA# Adult Degree Program) received $52#COMMA#675 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Reel-to-Real" to provide curriculum enhancement to beginner and intermediate English language learners in fiscal year 2006. 10
2005 October Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Interim Assistant Director#COMMA# Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $250 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for "Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: A Seminar and Poetry Reading by T.J. Anderson III#COMMA#" a workshop on the influence of music in poetry. 10
2005 October Grant Heydari Bahn Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor#COMMA# Computer Science) and Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Director#COMMA# MBA Program; Professor#COMMA# Marketing) received $3#COMMA#566 from the National Security Agency for a scholarship program to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 10
2005 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor#COMMA# Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $15#COMMA#000 from the Central Shenandoah Health District for "Parents in Prevention - Teen Pregnancy Prevention" to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area. 10
2005 October Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) received $93#COMMA#738 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide specified administrative services. Huber also received $10#COMMA#000 from the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter to provide specified administrative services. 10
2005 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) received $6#COMMA#056 from Harrisonburg City Schools to provide onsite support for educational technology use for teachers in the four Harrisonburg elementary schools and Thomas Harrison Middle School. 10
2005 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager#COMMA# WMRA-FM) received a $190#COMMA#623 community service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the station. 10
2005 October Grant Lopes-Murphy Dr. Solange A. Lopes-Murphy (Associate Professor#COMMA# Secondary Education) received $166#COMMA#421 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Enhancing Effective Teaching of Limited English Proficient Students#COMMA# Year 5" to provide professional development in English-as-a-Second-Language education to non-ESL secondary education teachers#COMMA# school administrators and higher education faculty in a geographic area with a rapidly growing Limited English Proficient population. 10
2005 October Grant McCabe Jennifer A. McCabe (Health and Human Services Librarian#COMMA# Libraries and Educational Technologies; Assistant Professor#COMMA# Health and Human Services) received $158#COMMA#593 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of educational games that help develop health literacy and information literacy skills. 10
2005 October Grant McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Biology) received $1#COMMA#250 from the Virginia Academy of Science to prepare a taxonomic revision of the endemic members of Cordia in the Galapagos Islands. 10
2005 October Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Chemistry) received $1#COMMA#426 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 10
2005 October Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Psychology) received $15#COMMA#000 from the American Educational Research Association to use a sociocognitive model of media literacy to examine the effectiveness of a critical viewing skills training program designed to reduce substance use expectancies and behaviors. 10
2005 October Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President#COMMA# Academic Affairs; Associate Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director#COMMA# Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $11#COMMA#119 from Page County to assist with an economic development project. 10
2005 October Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director#COMMA# Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $35#COMMA#854 from the Virginia Health Care Foundation for "Project Connect" to continue outreach and one-to-one children's health insurance enrollment assistance for families. 10
2005 October Grant Raab McKown Coffman Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Associate Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology)#COMMA# Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. George L. Coffman (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) received four grants from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases -- two grants totaling $54#COMMA#700 to use Bacillus anthracis DNA as starting material to either subclone the genes of interest into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones#COMMA# $8#COMMA#500 to use Versina pestis genes DNA as starting material to either subclone the genes of interest into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones and $4#COMMA#000 to use Bacillus anthracis of CapD DNA as starting material to either subclone the genes of interest into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones. 10
2005 October Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor#COMMA# Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $138#COMMA#135 from the Virginia Department of Education to assist bachelor's degree-level speech-language clinicians employed by public schools in Virginia to obtain master's degrees. 10
2005 October Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor#COMMA# Art and Art History) received $4#COMMA#000 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the JMU Summer Art Education Program to teach students to see#COMMA# create and understand art and to make informed judgments about works of art. 10
2005 October Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director#COMMA# International Programs; Assistant Vice President#COMMA# Academic Affairs) received $14#COMMA#000 from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the knowledge and tools available to higher education for assessing international learning. 10
2005 October Grant Stewart Dr. Stephen H. Stewart (Director of Strategic Alliances and Special Projects#COMMA# College of Integrated Science and Technology; Professor#COMMA# Health Sciences) received $115#COMMA#931 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society national headquarters office. 10
2005 October Grant Wiggins Dr. Bruce A. Wiggins (Professor#COMMA# Biology) received $2#COMMA#770 from the City of Harrisonburg to measure the amount of fecal (bacterial) pollution in Blacks Run. 10
2005 October Publication Bersson Dr. Robert Bersson (Professor Emeritus#COMMA# Art and Art History) wrote the cover story#COMMA# "Building the Literature of Art Pedagogy#COMMA#" in CAA News#COMMA# the newsletter of the College Art Association#COMMA# September 2005. 10
2005 October Publication Eksterowicz Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor#COMMA# Political Science) and Nancy B. Eksterowicz#COMMA# an advanced practice nurse affiliated with the University of Virginia Health System#COMMA# Pain Services#COMMA# published a chapter#COMMA# "The Influence of Political Ideology on Pain Care and Stem Cell Research#COMMA#" in "Trends in Stem Cell Research#COMMA#" a book published by Nova Science Publishers Inc. 10
2005 October Publication Kimsey Della Noce Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor#COMMA# Communication Studies)#COMMA# Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Communication Studies) and Sallye S. Trobaugh of Mediation Associates LLC Harrisonburg recently published a textbook#COMMA# "Mediator Communication Competencies: Problem-Solving and Transformative Practices#COMMA#" 5th edition#COMMA# Pearson Publishing in Boston. 10
2005 October Publication Owusu-Ansah Lanier Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor#COMMA# History; Co-Director of the Africana Studies Program) has published the third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ghana (Scarecrow Press#COMMA# Division of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group). The 400-plus-page dictionary is dedicated to the late history Professor Daniel Miles McFarland#COMMA# who was the original author of the first edition and was also listed as co-author of the 1995 second edition. Dr. Gabrielle Lanier (Associate Professor#COMMA# History) produced the maps appearing in the dictionary. Additionally#COMMA# Owusu-Ansah's piece on "Islam in Ashante" is appearing in the latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Islam. 10
2005 October Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Justice Studies) has had a book#COMMA# "Child Soldiers#COMMA# Adult Interests: Global Dimensions of the Sierra Leonean Tragedy#COMMA#" published by Nova Science Publishers Inc. His newest book went on sale Oct. 1. 10
2005 October Appointments Reif Dr. Harry L. Reif (Associate Professor#COMMA# Information Technology & Management Science) was elected to the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. Reif was also elected to the board of the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association. 10
2005 October Exhibition Yoon Sang Yoon (Professor#COMMA# Art and Art History) is exhibiting a sampling of her graphic design works at Eastern Mennonite University in the third-floor gallery of Hartzler Library through Oct. 7. Yoon described the exhibition as self-motivated pieces that are expressions of political#COMMA# social and cultural changes and events. 10
2005 October Presentation Askary Kohen Mohammed Askary (Visiting Assistant Professor#COMMA# Religion) and Dr. Andrew Kohen (Professor#COMMA# Economics) spoke about the Muslim and Jewish perspectives on peace#COMMA# respectively#COMMA# Sept. 1 at the Massanutten Regional Library. Joining Askary and Kohen at the public forum sponsored by Veterans for Peace was Dr. William Abshire#COMMA# the Anna B. Mow Endowed Professor of Philosophy and Religion and chair of the department at Bridgewater College. 10
2005 October Presentation Carothers Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor#COMMA# Mathematics)#COMMA# a 1975 Distinguished Alumnus of Westminster College in Pennsylvania#COMMA# spoke at his alma mater Sept. 23. 10
2005 October Presentation Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) presented "A Model Undergraduate Curriculum for Renewable Energy" Sept. 19 at a conference on Renewable Energies in Malta and Beyond at the Institute for Energy and Technology at the University of Malta. 10
2005 October Presentation Morey Dr. Ann-Janine Morey (Associate Dean#COMMA# Cross Disciplinary Studies) gave an invited talk#COMMA# "General Education in the Post-Factual Age#COMMA#" at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of the University Core Curriculum#COMMA# Oct. 7. Morey was presented with a plaque inscribed#COMMA# "in sincere appreciation for implementing an outstanding Core Curriculum Program for the Students of Southern Illinois University" in recognition of her role as director from 1993-99. 10
2005 September Grant McCabe JMU Libraries received a 2005 National Leadership Grant of $158,593 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to research and develop interactive computer games that will teach health information literacy and general information literacy from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; principal investigator is Jennifer McCabe (Health Sciences Librarian). The project will be developed in cooperation with JMU Libraries, the Center for Instructional Technology and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies. 09
2005 September Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $2,767 from Engedi Technologies Inc. for "Testing the Secure Remote Management Drive" to provide laboratory testing. 09
2005 September Grant Augustine Reisner Caran Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $190,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a coordinated nanoscience curriculum throughout the four-year degree program within the existing chemistry course structure. 09
2005 September Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $10,000 from Virginia Commonwealth University to gather information from providers about the prevention of tobacco use in children and adolescents who have psychiatric disorders. 09
2005 September Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $10,000 from the National Park Service to help develop a database of information necessary for the next General Management Plan of Shenandoah National Park. 09
2005 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $5,052 from Uniwest Group Inc. for "Leesburg or Fort Evans Encampment" to provide analysis of artifacts, to draw architectural plans of the site, to excavate and to prepare a report of findings. 09
2005 September Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $1,000 from Gilbert Public Schools for a school psychology internship agreement. 09
2005 September Grant Gray Dr. Lincoln C. Gray (Adjunct Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $143,725 from the National Institutes of Health for "Early Development of Auditory Temporal Processing" to provide a comprehensive evaluation of developing auditory perceptions on an appropriate animal model. 09
2005 September Grant Ham Dr. Lawrence L. Ham (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,500 from the Kaufmann Foundation for "The Learning Park Project" to improve the quality of life of elder citizens in hospital, residential and nursing-home settings. 09
2005 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for "Bright Smile" to provide dental treatment to low-income children in the area. 09
2005 September Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,910 from the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority and $10,465 from the Community Resource Center to develop and to maintain high-quality agency programs with creativity and wise use of resources. 09
2005 September Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $297,600 from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the National Center for Rural Science and Mathematics Education to assist middle-school teachers in rural areas in providing access to emerging technologies to their students and $33,646 from the Science Museum of Virginia to offer a geographic information system/global positioning system workshop to middle-school students in math, science, social studies and technology. 09
2005 September Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Professor, Special Education) received $49,704 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Effective Math Instruction for Students with Learning Problems: A Web-Based Training Package" to describe how students with cognitive-based learning problems have difficulty learning and to describe how teachers can plan and apply strategies so students can learn most effectively. 09
2005 September Grant Lane Sochacki Dr. Malcolm G. Lane(Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. James S. Sochacki (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $8,528 from Microsoft Corp. to introduce Tablet PC for Virtual Reality-based curriculum development using the JMU Video Wall. 09
2005 September Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $1,780,950 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state-directed and regional/local activities for the department's Training/Technical Assistance centers. 09
2005 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $90,057 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to increase and coordinate information, resources and access to resources for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers and $18,476 from Rockingham Family Physicians to engage JMU nurse practitioner/faculty in provision of services to residents of Sunnyside Retirement Community. 09
2005 September Grant Meyer Dr. J. Patrick Meyer (Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $273,280 from the Institute of Education Sciences for "South Carolina Teacher Quality Grant" to investigate the efficacy of two different approaches to the delivery of a video-based professional development program aimed at improving the assessment practices of middle-school mathematics and reading teachers. 09
2005 September Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy -- $41,553 for "American Solar/JMU Energy Efficiency Project" to provide solar heating and to reduce energy use and cost in the new JMU modular building and $20,000 for "Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative to coordinate the activities of the VWEC partners to promote the responsible development of wind energy in Virginia. 09
2005 September Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $2,238 from the Jefferson Lab of the U.S. Department of Energy to build a gas-handling system for the gas electron multiplier detector in support of the Bound Nucleon Structure Collaboration program at the lab. 09
2005 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $20,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English speaking clients, $15,000 from Sentara Health Plan to request interpreter services in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County areas to serve the limited English proficient community to improve their access to health care, $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center support to make health care more accessible to the immigrant community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and $3,000 from Asbury United Methodist Church to support the Las Promotoras de Salud Program. 09
2005 September Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $204,411 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop a statewide network in the Earth sciences, specialized Earth science courses, an increased pool of endorsed teachers and increased student achievement on the Earth science Standards of Learning test. 09
2005 September Presentation Showell Donakowski Dotas Dobner Haney Pope Stevens Piitz Walders Rierson Kirkdorffer Barber Chandler Minor Pack Hilliard The School of Music was well represented at the eighth annual Staunton Music Festival held Aug. 20-28. Dr. Jeffrey Showell (Director and Professor), Dr. Carl Donakowski and Dr. Chuck Dotas (Associate Professors), Dr. Gabriel Dobner, Dr. Jason Haney, David Pope and Dr. Carrie Stevens (Assistant Professors) and Lori Piitz (Instructor) performed in festival concerts. Dr. Patrick Walders (Assistant Professor) directed the Madison Singers and Dr. Don Rierson (Assistant Professor) was stage director for a production of "Hercules," Handel's three-act musical drama performed during the festival. Dr. Michele Kirkdorffer (Associate Professor), Drs. Susan Barber, Beth Chandler, Janice Minor and Abigail Pack (Assistant Professor), who make up the Montpelier Winds, also performed. Dobner and Dr. John Hilliard (Professor) are on the festival's board of directors. 09
2005 September Publication Leiding Reba Leiding (Assistant to the Dean, Libraries & Educational Technologies; Instructor, Technical & Scientific Communications) published "Using citation checking of undergraduate honors thesis bibliographies to evaluate library collections," in College & Research Libraries, 66(5), 417-429. 09
2005 September Publication Oconner Sarah O'Connor (Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric) had an article, "Survivor," published in the May 2005 issue of Commonwealth Magazine. The article will be reprinted in Tough Times Companion, a publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, this fall. 09
2005 September Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had a review essay on suicide terrorism, "Killing to Make a Killing," published in the Fall 2005 issue, No. 81, of The National Interest, a quarterly foreign policy journal. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W. (2005). Book Review: Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities & ADHD. Attention! (CHADD), April, 20. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W., Axelrod, J.L., & Langberg, J. (2004). Efficacy of a school-based treatment program for middle school youth with ADHD: Pilot data. Behavior Modification, 28, 528-547. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W., Molina, B., & Smith, B. (2005). Getting started in treatment development of middle school based services. In Balance (newsletter of APA division 53), 20(1), 3. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W., Serpell, Z., & White, C. (2005). The Transition to middle school: Preparing for challenge and success. Attention! (CHADD), in press. 09
2005 September Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (2005, Spring). Family Support: A Way to Prevent Maltreatment.. Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 73, 1-16. 09
2005 September Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (2005, Summer). Virginia Unveils Prevention Plan! Prevention Evaluation. How do we know if Child Abuse Prevention is Effective? Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 74, 1-16. 09
2005 September Publication Harris Abrahamson Huffman Halonen, J.S.,Harris, C. M., Pastor, D. A.,Abrahamson, C. E., &Huffman, C.J. (2005). Assessing general education outcomes in introductory psychology. In D. S. Dunn & S. L. Chew (Eds.), Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology (pp. 195-208). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 09
2005 September Publication Barron Harackiewicz, J.M., Durik, A., & Barron, K.E. (2005). Multiple goals, optimal motivation, and the development of interest. In J. Forgas, K. Williams, S. Laham (Eds.) Social Motivation: Conscious and Unconscious Processes (pp. 21-39). New York, NY: Psychology Press. 09
2005 September Publication Saville Zinn Saville, B. K., Zinn, T. E., & Hevern, V. W. (Eds.). (2005). Essays from e-xcellence in teaching, 2004. 09
2005 September Publication Saville Zinn Saville, B., K., Zinn, T. E., & Elliott, M. P. (2005). Interteaching versus traditional methods of instruction: A preliminary analysis. Teaching of Psychology, 32, 161-163. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Weist, M.D. & Evans, S.W. (2005). Expanded school mental health: Challenges and opportunities in an emerging field. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 3-6. 09
2005 August Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $4,500 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to provide archaeological test models of Native American and historic settlements in the Virginia Blue Ridge, to incorporate the Wintergreen data into regional studies of mountain occupations and to develop a database of known cultural resources. 08
2005 August Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $3,500 from Special Olympics Inc. to determine the extent to which athletes, coaches and immediate family members understand and value hearing screening results. 08
2005 August Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor, Art and Art Education) received $2,200 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the 2006 JMU Summer Art Education Program to improve learning in art for students in grades kindergarten through 12 and for art teachers. 08
2005 August Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics) received $98,259 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance. Wood also received $8,200 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the VCEE within the Shenandoah Valley during 2005-06. 08
2005 August Publication Hastedt Eksterowicz Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Director, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) co-edited a book, "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor," which was published by NOVA Publishers in July. Hastedt and Eksterowicz co-wrote two essays for the book, "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor?" and "Reluctant Home Remodeler, General Contractor or Chief Architect: Foreign Policy and the Education of George W. Bush." Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) wrote an essay, "Hesitant Home Repair or Successful Restoration? Foreign Policymaking in the George W. Bush Administration, the Conflict in Liberia and the Case for Humanitarian Non-Intervention." Another essay, "Public Opinion, Presidential Leadership and Foreign Policy in a Post-9-11 International System," was co-written by Michael Chambers of Indiana State University and Robert K. Goidel, a 1989 graduate of JMU who currently teaches at Louisiana State University. 08
2005 August Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) briefed the International Terrorism and Nonproliferation Subcommittee of the House of Representatives International Relations Committee on international terrorism in Northeast Africa July 29. Pham, who was invited to brief members of Congress and their staff as well as the permanent professional staff of the House committee, reported on his recent fieldwork in Africa. His summer research was funded by JMUs Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance through its Critical Infrastructure Protection Program. 08
2005 August Grant Blandino Miles Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $49,662 from NASA to develop methods for using photogammetry to measure strain in balloon structures to obtain full coverage shape measurements and to evaluate the feasibility of strain measurements during ground testing. 08
2005 August Grant Bradley Dr. Linda M. Bradley (Associate Professor Emeritus, Education) received $15,540 from the Council for Basic Education to provide support for implementation of JMUs vision of a Standards-based Teacher Education Program through establishment of a Content Teaching Academy that would cut across colleges and content areas and would ensure parity of content and pedagogy in teacher education. 08
2005 August Grant Caran Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $35,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund to present the synthesis, characterization and colloidal study of amphiphilic molecules containing mechanical catenane bonds. 08
2005 August Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $91,571 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. 08
2005 August Grant Cocking Dr. W. Dean Cocking (Associate Professor, Biology) received $5,269 from DuPont to investigate mercury content of earthworms living at sites which have previously been used for soil sampling. 08
2005 August Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $180,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to reduce smoking behavior of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder youth population. 08
2005 August Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $24,000 from Fluvanna County Public Schools, $18,000 from Bristol, Va., Public Schools, $12,000 from Mapleton Public Schools and $4,000 from the JMU Child Development Center for school psychology internship agreements. 08
2005 August Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $43,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2005-06. 08
2005 August Grant Helmick Mary W. Helmick (Director, Procurement) received $4,921,894 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to administer the Virtual Library of Virginia for fiscal year 2006 through JMUs procurement division. 08
2005 August Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $14,779 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a more complete understanding of the occurrence of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes at Michigan beaches. 08
2005 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) 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 through the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. Hubbellalso received $8,500 from the Department of Social Services to help teens improve decision-making skills to make competent decisions about their futures. 08
2005 August Grant Jaynes Dr. C. David Jaynes (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $40,216 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to assess changes in chronic wound fluid proteins during healing and to identify and quantify those proteins. 08
2005 August Grant Linn Ryman Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education) and Laura Ryman (Director, New Program Development, Graduate and Professional Program) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs. 08
2005 August Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,253 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of model working relationships and tools between environmental groups and wind energy proponents. 08
2005 August Grant Noftsinger Kander Lane Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education), Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) received $1,171,987 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to continue work on the Network Security Risk Assessment Model and Portable Network Security Analysis Tool. 08
2005 August Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (President, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $35,183 from the SVTC to support the SVTC, which serves as an advocate for developing the technological and workforce development infrastructure required to support technology-related industries in the region. 08
2005 August Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Don Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $250,662 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects and existing businesses. 08
2005 August Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $135,063 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. Nye also received $49,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to provide a family support worker to first-time parents to promote positive parenting, health and child development, $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate regional collaboration meetings that mirror the state level structure within the northeast region of Virginia and two grants of $718 each from First Presbyterian Church to promote healthy living through health education contacts within local Hispanic communities and to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 08
2005 August 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. 08
2005 August Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, Business) received $190,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organizations national headquarters on the JMU campus. 08
2005 August Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $9,552 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase the numbers and distribution of advanced practice nurses in designated medically underserved and health care provider shortage areas. 08
2005 August Grant 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 the journal. 08