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Madison Scholarly News - 2007

Year Month Type Name Description month
2007 January Award Imani Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) won the Sociologists Without Borders essay competition on the subject envisioning the utopian university. The essay was called "The Learning Platform." 01
2007 January Fellowship Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) won a $40,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to finish work on her second book, "History, Race and Place in the Making of Black Mexico." 01
2007 January Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $19,887 from the U.S. Department of State through the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development Inc. to create a new executive-level introductory course module and to issue specific workshops on land mine survivor assistance for country mine action administrators. 01
2007 January Grant Benton Dr. Morgan C. Benton (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $37,500 from the Department of Historic Resources to provide a historical highway marker Web site and database. 01
2007 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received three awards from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation — $17,906 to complete the archaeological excavation and survey of the Fair Meadows property on the Cedar Creek Battlefield, $9,696 to complete a comprehensive metal detector reconnaissance on the Valley Turnpike parcel of Fisher's Hill Battlefield in Shenandoah County and $5,872 to complete a cultural resources survey of the Artillery Ridge parcel of Cross Keys Battlefield east of Harrisonburg. 01
2007 January Grant Goodall Paul B. Goodall (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $22,925 from AgWater Technologies LLC to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct water testing. 01
2007 January Grant Haworth Caran Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) and Julie Caran (Editorial Assistant, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $6,000 from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. to support a poetry camp for disadvantaged children. 01
2007 January Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $8,963 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 01
2007 January Grant Moody Dr. Joy J. Moody (Director, Education Support Center) received $58,588 from the Virginia Department of Education to extend the clinical faculty training provided by the Mid Valley Consortium for Teacher Education into schools as a component of mentor training. 01
2007 January Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,281 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 01
2007 January Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $35,100 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 01
2007 January Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $14,038 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipend for Underserved Rural Virginia" to request traineeship for 27 full-time and 11 part-time graduate nursing students. 01
2007 January Grant Rogers Dr. Sheena J. Rogers (Head and Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $2,000 from the American Psychological Association to integrate broader experiences into graduate psychology practica by supporting student visits to potential partner institutions. 01
2007 January Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $29,644 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization for editorial services. 01
2007 January Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "Ma'atematikos: Ancient Afrikan Spiritual Mathematics as a Method of Liberation or 'The Only Question You Can't Seem to Ask Your Math Teacher—Why?" at the 13th National African American Student Leadership Conference Jan. 12 in Holly Springs, Miss. Imani also presented an Honors Symposium, "Peripheral Vision: A Case Against the Culture of Victimization and Political Correctness," at JMU Jan. 24. 01
2007 January Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "African-descent Mexicans and African-Americans in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Tales from the Field" on the panel Approaching New Subjectivities: African-American/Latino Relations in the 20th Century, American Historical Association Meetings in January. 01
2007 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Learning About Work at Dinnertime: Language Socialization in U.S. Working Families," at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif., in November. 01
2007 January Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was a panelist in a discussion on "Africa from the Perspective of U.S. Global Strategic Interests" held Jan. 16 at the annual membership meeting of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York City. Pham discussed terrorism and other security issues relating to U.S. interests in Africa and urged closer attention to low-intensity conflicts and local tensions that might be exploited by outside actors. On Jan. 27, Pham presented "Threats to Africa's Future: Underdevelopment, Radical Islamism and Terrorism Why Should the U.S. Care?" at the three-day Global Democracy Conference at Hampden-Sydney College. Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was the keynote speaker for the conference, which was sponsored by Hampden-Sydney and Longwood University. 01
2007 January Publication Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) was one of four writers whose textbook, "Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles and Challenges," was published by Blackwell Publishing in December 2006. Anderson wrote the book that introduces students to electronic media with Peter Orlik of Central Michigan University, Louis A. Day of Louisiana State University and W. Lawrence Patrick, president of Patrick Communications LLC and owner of 16-station radio group Legend Communications. 01
2007 February Award Bacon Swerdzewski Dr. Josh Bacon (Director, Judicial Affairs), Dr. Sara J. Finney (Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research) and Peter Swerdzewski (Graduate Assistant for Program Assessment Support Services, Center for Assessment and Research) received the Emerging Best Practice in Student Affairs Assessment award from the American College Personnel Association for the Office of Judicial Affairs' civic responsibility program. The program, which is used as a sanction for students who have violated policies that affect their community, combines discussions, readings and other interactive activities for students to examine the concepts of character, citizenship and community. 02
2007 February Award Hess Ann Hess (Marketing Program Coordinator, University Advancement) received a 2006 MVP Design Award from Mid Valley Press for the Madison Century kick-off program for JMU's capital campaign. The awards were based on clarity, effectiveness of design and uniqueness. 02
2007 February Award Hilton Long Fred D. Hilton (Director, Centennial Celebration) and Debra Long (Assistant Director, Centennial Celebration) received MarCom Creative awards for excellent marketing of JMU's 2008 Centennial Celebration. Hilton won a gold award in the writing/feature article category for "Hard Luck Dukes," an article recalling JMU's first football game. Hilton and Long won a gold award for "website/overall site" and honorable mention in the "website/homepage" category for the Centennial Web site. 02
2007 February Exhibition Rooker Wyancko Two metal artists from the School of Art and Art History have had their work added to the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Mark D. Rooker (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) created "Green Cheese Gouger" and Ronald J. Wyancko (Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History) created "Fish Slice." Both pieces are part of the Rabinovitch Contemporary Silver Collection. 02
2007 February Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for an evaluation of the educational driver's education curriculum for the Clean Air Champions Program. 02
2007 February Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $2,732 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 02
2007 February Grant Dudding Reed Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $287,258 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in communication sciences and disorders. 02
2007 February Grant Gabbin Haworth Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) and Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $2,500 from Pomegranate Communications Inc. to distribute the Painted Word Calendar based on artwork of the Furious Flower Poetry Center portrait quilt. 02
2007 February Grant Hubbell Webb Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Catherine J. Webb (Instructor, Nursing) received $62,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for "The Precious Time" to provide families of children with disabilities an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant care giving. 02
2007 February Grant Kander Dart Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dwight R. Dart (Rapid Prototyping Laboratory Technician, Integrated Science and Technology) received $21,707 from the National Science Foundation to produce final products of plastic snap together cell parts for biological demonstrations. 02
2007 February Grant Noftsinger Kander Lane Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) received $2,022,624 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to study policy, legal and technical issues related to critical infrastructure protection and to expand and test new concepts in resiliency and disaster recovery and response. 02
2007 February Grant Serpell Evans Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $39,964 from Virginia Commonwealth University to assess the effect of receiving Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder treatment during the middle-school years on risk factors for smoking and on tobacco use among adolescents with ADHD. 02
2007 February Presentation Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) presented five posters at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta in October 2006. Student co-authors included Ashley Del Toro, Michaelle Beardino, David Bilberry, Mathew Torre, Gordon McGuire, Deby Weiss, Lindsay Birns, Karina Tam, Krystal Dula, Marisa Parise and Jon Harrold. The titles of the posters were: "Transition between body and tail withdrawal movements in response to tail stimulation in Long Tail Grass lizards is blended and graded,""Characteristics of escape responses in the Chilean Rose tarantula,""Do paired, simultaneously evoked, tail withdrawal reflexes in rats linearly summate?""Crested Gecko lizards utilize computationally simple patterns of tail withdrawal response" and "3-Dimensional video analysis of tail withdrawal responses to heat stimuli in the rat." 02
2007 February Presentation Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) presented a paper, "Segregation of multiple layered projections to the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus in the neonatal cat," at the October 2006 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta with students Robert Fathke, Sarah Shahmoradian, Christopher French, C. Henkel and J. McHaffie. Gabriele also presented a paper, "Patterns of convergence for multiple afferent projections to the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus prior to the onset of hearing," at the February meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology in Denver with students Robert Fathke, J. McHaffie and C. Henkel. 02
2007 February Presentation Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) gave an invited research seminar, "Emerging pathogens in an ecological community," at the University of Memphis. 02
2007 February Presentation Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) gave a talk, "Environmental reservoirs of resistance and virulence: bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance gene transfer in sediments and sands," in November 2006 at the Pathogen Research Symposium sponsored by the Virginia Water Resources Center at Virginia Tech. 02
2007 February Presentation Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) gave an invited research seminar, "Secreted alpha-Amylase in Arabidopsis Leaves: A Possible Role in Dead Cells," in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont. 02
2007 February Publication Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) published a paper, "Interleukin-3 and c-Kit/stem cell factor are required for normal eosinophil responses in mice infected with Strongyloides venezuelensis, " in Laboratory Investigation with undergraduate student Akhil Rastogi and four colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston. 02
2007 February Publication McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) had a paper, "Pollination biology of the Galapagos endemic, Tournefortia rufo-sericea (Boraginaceae)," published in the January issue of Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 02
2007 February Award Brock Hite Thompson Stroupe Dixon Gillis Hilton Matthews Marsh James Madison University's Communications and Marketing team was presented with four awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Two Grand Awards — the top-level recognition — were earned by JMU's magazine, "Madison." The publication won in the magazine publishing improvement category for its redesigned format and in the general news or feature story/series category for its popular "Professors You Love" segment. "Madison" is produced by Pam Brock (Editor), Michelle Hite (Assistant Editor), Bill Thompson (Art Director), Elaine Stroupe (University Editor), Colleen Dixon (Staff Writer/Editor), Jan Gillis ("Madison Online" Editor), Fred Hilton (JMU History Editor) and Sherry Matthews (Administrative Assistant). The university's "Be the Change" communications campaign won an Award of Excellence in the institutional relations programs category. The "Be the Change" campaign spotlights Madison professors, students, alumni and donors who are changing the world in big and small ways — since the university's founding in 1908. The CASE award acknowledged the work of JMU's entire Communications and Marketing team within the Division of University Advancement. A video created for the "Be the Change" campaign also won an Award of Excellence in the films and videotapes category. The video was created by Nate Marsh (Video Producer) and JMU students Adrienne D'Souza and Rachel Barnes from the School of Media Arts and Design. The awards were presented Feb. 6 during the CASE Division III Conference in Nashville, Tenn. CASE is an international association of professionals who advance their educational institutions. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia make up the council's District III. 02
2007 March Award Miller Dr. Earlynn J. Miller (Professor Emerita, Dance) received the Heritage Award from the National Dance Association, part of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, March 15 during AAHPERD's national convention and exposition in Baltimore. Presented annually since 1963, the award recognizes outstanding contribution of national or international significance to dance in teaching excellence, administration of a dance program, research or publication, consulting, choreography, performance, notation or related arts. Miller joined JMU in 1969 to develop the dance program and devoted her career to the university, retiring in 1999. 03
2007 March Award Brunk Anderson The Department of Human Resources has received an award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Southern Region for its creation of the Employee Mediation Services Center. The CUPA-HR Southern Region's Successful Practices Award is presented to a team that demonstrates creativity, process improvement or professional achievement through the implementation of a significant new practice that contributes to the overall excellence of the institution's human resource programs, services and/or administration. Members of the HR staff, Keri Sue Brunk and Sandra Anderson, accepted the award on behalf of the department March 12 at the CUPA-HR Southern Region's annual conference in New Orleans. 03
2007 March Award Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Interim Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies) was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense for exceptional performance on the graduate faculty of the National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C. 03
2007 March Award Yoon Sang Yoon (Professor, Art and Art History) has received a Fulbright Grant for research in Seoul, South Korea, in fall 2007. 03
2007 March Exhibition Zurbrigg Susan D. Zurbrigg (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) began exhibiting a collection of her sculptures and paintings at Eastern Mennonite University's Hartzler Library gallery March 12. 03
2007 March Grant Blandino Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,539 from Dynamic Aviation Group Inc. to provide services associated with strain and vibration on an aircraft-mounted synthetic aperture radar. 03
2007 March Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Sensorimotor Transformation in the Withdrawal Reflex" 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. 03
2007 March Grant Daniel Hachenski Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) and Dawn M. Hachenski (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,700 from DuPont to promote the South River Science Team public information exhibit to a wider audience. 03
2007 March Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $173,660 from the National Institutes of Health for "Developing School-Based Treatment of ADHD Adolescents" to complete a small controlled clinical trial to obtain the necessary pilot data to potentially support a larger-scale evaluation and to develop treatment fidelity measures. 03
2007 March 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. 03
2007 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming. Hubbell also received $14,000 from the Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention to collect, compile, analyze and present data on youth surveys done in Virginia and selected other states. She also received $5,412 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries. 03
2007 March Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $121,270 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide community broadcast services. 03
2007 March Grant Lewis Dr. Kristi L. Lewis (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) received $4,968 from the University of Kentucky for "Longitudinal analysis of seasonal influenza in the United States: 1997-98 to 2006-07." 03
2007 March Grant Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) received $40,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to explore variable identities among "black" Mexicans in both Mexico and North Carolina. 03
2007 March Grant Martino-McAllister Wessel Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Professor, Health Sciences) and Dr. Theresa M. Wessel (Professor, Health Sciences) received $32,081 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to support the delivery of Prevention Basics Workshops for current practitioners who are either new to prevention or experienced practitioners who wish to make sure that their prevention practices are current. 03
2007 March Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $8,324 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board for to provide the services of system manager for the Community Service Board's Infant-Toddler Connection Program. 03
2007 March Grant Rife Monroe Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $94,500 from the National Science Foundation for "REU Site: Shenandoah Valley Consortium in Molecular Biology" to provide students with independent research experiences and to give students opportunities to observe how molecular biology is becoming more integrated and collaborative within biology and other scientific disciplines. 03
2007 March Grant Serpell Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology; Director of Research, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center) received $1,500 from Eli Lilly & Co. to sponsor "Raising the Bar: Improving the Standard of Care for Individuals with ADHD," a widely attended conference. 03
2007 March Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $94,244 from the National Science Foundation to provide 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
2007 March Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Head and Professor, Psychology), G.W. Hill and M. McCarthy presented "Enhancing undergraduate program quality: Benchmarks for evaluating student learning outcomes" at a symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, in February. 03
2007 March Presentation Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and student A. Lindberg presented "What do we know about multiple chemical sensitivity: An overview of the research" at the 8th International Conference of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS) "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other Related Illnesses" Jan. 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Gibson and students A. Lindberg, N. Marston and J. Merkel presented "Physicians' perceptions and practices regarding patient reports of chemical sensitivity" at the conference. 03
2007 March Presentation Hawk Daughtrey Dr. William Hawk (Head and Professor, Philosophy and Religion) and Taz Daughtrey (Lecturer, Computer Science) were respondents to "Do We Live in an Evolving Creation? Traditional and Process Theology Perspectives," a lecture presented by Dr. Howard Van Till, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Calvin College. The presentation was held at Eastern Mennonite University. 03
2007 March Presentation Hoskins Betty Hoskins (Writing Consultant, University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Ethics and Empathy in the Writing Center," and chaired two sessions, "Service Learning and Learning Communities" and "The Ethical Dilemma: Confessional Narratives," at the spring 2007 conference of the College English Association in New Orleans. 03
2007 March Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented three sessions at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings in Atlanta: "Listening to Their Voices: Hearing Impairment" in a panel discussion; "The New Frontier for Theorizing about Stratification and Social Justice" in a panel discussion; and a teach-in on the Iraqi War. 03
2007 March Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Diverse Voices of Feminism" at a symposium at the National Multicultural Conference in Seattle Jan. 24-26. 03
2007 March Presentation Lambert McDonnell Schick Schubert Thomas Erin Lambert (Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies/University Writing Center), Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies/University Writing Center), Dr. Kurt Schick (Interim Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies), Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies/University Writing Center) and Dr. Mark Thomas (Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies) presented their research on supporting college-level reading at the International Writing Centers Association Conference in Houston. Schick presented two additional papers, "Ethical Frontiers of Teaching Writing and Thinking: Critical Literacy in a Hyper-Mediated Democracy" at the International Conference on Writing as Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines at Quinnipiac University in November 2006 and "Learning to Write as Ben Franklin Did" at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Philadelphia, March 2007. 03
2007 March Presentation Poppke Geraldine Poppke (Graduate Assistant, University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Living in a 'Hieroglyphic World': Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence,'" at the Madison Conference. She also presented "'Das Nibelungenlied': Oral vs. Textual Tradition" at the Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. 03
2007 March Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), students D.J. Hoffman, J.P. Erb and S.H. Robertson presented a poster, "The effects of saccharin concentration on saccharin consumption and preference," at the annual meeting of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis in Baltimore in December 2006. Serdikoff and students R.A. Sheldon, A.L. Durgin and M.A. Young presented a poster, "Examining resistance to change following variable-interval reinforcement in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat (SHR) as an animal model," at the meeting. 03
2007 March Presentation Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) participated in Archaeology and War, a public symposium held March 2 at George Mason University. 03
2007 March Presentation Spear Dr. Joe Spear (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "A Sociological Look at Sociology's Cumulation 'Problem,'" at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings in Atlanta. 03
2007 March Presentation Stenson Esther Stenson (Writing Consultant, University Writing Center) presented a reading of her poetry at a writer's conference, Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders, held at Bluffton University in Ohio in October 2006. She also presented a paper, "Donne and Anabaptists," at the annual Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature held at Loyola University in New Orleans. 03
2007 March Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Head and Professor, Psychology), D.S. Dunn, M. McCarthy, J.S. Halonen and G.W. Hill published "Quality benchmarks in undergraduate psychology programs" in American Psychologist. 03
2007 March Publication Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and students K. Van Eck and L.J. Ulmer published "From evidence-based to best practices: What does it mean?" in the Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. 03
2007 March Publication Fordham Dr. David R. Fordham (PBGH Faculty Fellow; Professor, Accounting) was recognized for his publishing productivity in the Winter 2006 issue of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. His main research interests are wireless networking and wireless information security. A tally of the number of articles and authors on these topics showed Fordham ranking 12th nationally in the number of articles published, with JMU as a whole ranking 10th. The journal is the flagship publication of the American Accounting Association's Section on Artificial Intelligence and Accounting Technology. 03
2007 March Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published "Teen dating violence: How schools can help" and "Spotlight: Virginia's nurturing parenting programs" in Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 78, 8-10 and "Virginia's prevention plan - an update" in Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 78, 11. Grayson published "Teen dating violence" in the Virginia Youth Advisory Council Newsletter, "Sexual abuse by educators and school staff" in the CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center Training Manual, Minneapolis, Minn., and "Parents with serious mental illness" in Protective Services Training Institute of Texas online training module, University of Texas at Austin. 03
2007 March Publication Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology), J. Yoder, A. Fischer and J. Groden published "Changes in students' explanations for gender differences after taking a psychology of women class: More constructionist and less essentialist" in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. 03
2007 March Publication Kohen Dr. Ari Kohen (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has had his first book, "Defense of Human Rights: A Non-Religious Grounding in a Pluralistic World," published by Routledge Press. 03
2007 March Publication Lawrence Dr. Natalie Kerr Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), D.R. Forsyth, J.L. Burnette and R.F. Baumeister published "Attempting to improve the academic performance of struggling college students by bolstering their self-esteem: An intervention that backfired" in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Lawrence also published "An interview with Roy Baumeister" in Teaching of Psychology. 03
2007 March Publication Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published an article, "From Sodomy to Superstition: The Active Pathic and Bodily Transgressions in Colonial New Spain," in the journal Ethnohistory. The article was part of a special issue on Colonial Latin American Sexualities 54 (1), Winter 2007. 03
2007 March Publication Nasim Dr. Aashir Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology), F.Z. Belgrave, R.J. Jagers, K.D. Wilson and K. Owens published "The moderating effects of culture on peer deviance and alcohol use among high-risk African American adolescents" in the Journal of Drug Education. 03
2007 March Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "A guide to teaching research methods in psychology" for Blackwell, Malden, Mass. 03
2007 March Publication Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Interim Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies) published an article, "Rhetoric, Ethics, & National Intelligence," in Defense Intelligence Journal, Spring 2007. 03
2007 March Publication Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teaching Consultant, Center for Economic Education) published "Magical Library Lessons: Holiday Happenings," a book that focuses on holidays and times of celebration to grab students' interest and teach them research skills, literary terms and writing techniques. The book, for use in grades 4 through 8, was published by Highsmith's Upstart Books division. 03
2007 March Service Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Head and Professor, Psychology), served as an external consultant for Elon University's psychology department program review. 03
2007 March Service Grayson Dr. Joann H Grayson (Professor, Psychology) led a discussion about EMU Theatre Department's production of Medea as a "Talkback" guest Feb. 22. Grayson also appeared in WMRA's "Insight" in January. 03
2007 March Service Stoloff Evans Grayson Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) participated in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital-JMU Collaboration Jan. 26. 03
2007 March Service Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) served as an external consultant for St. Joseph's University psychology department program review. 03
2007 March Service Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) has been asked to serve a three-year term as the Applied Behavior Analysis program chair for the Eastern Psychological Association, beginning with the 2008 conference in Boston. 03
2007 April Award Irons Dr. Jessica Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has received the McKeachie Early Career Award, a graduate student teaching award, from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. 04
2007 April Award Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has received the Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. 04
2007 April Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received three grants from the U.S. Department of State —$383,697 to identify, gather, manage and distribute information to encourage the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA), $96,000 for a mine action fellowship to support the WRA by providing public access to pertinent and reliable information about land mine action and small arms and light weapons control and $54,303 to assist the WRA in publishing the seventh edition of the publication "To Walk the Earth in Safety." 04
2007 April Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,719 from the Economic Development Commission for "Ozone Outreach for Winchester and Frederick County" to increase the understanding of health consequences of ozone reduction measures. 04
2007 April Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $8,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to inventory water quality of forest streams and monitor the effects on stream water chemistry of implementing the management as developed in the forest plan. 04
2007 April Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the high-school level to improve academic achievement. 04
2007 April Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $360,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Population Ecology of a Salamander Species in Relation to Its Bacterial Symbionts" to conduct research on amphibian cutaneous bacteria to provide information for conservation efforts. 04
2007 April Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 04
2007 April Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,803 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
2007 April Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $2,126 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 04
2007 April Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $2,126 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 04
2007 April Grant Moody Dr. Joy J. Moody (Director, Education Support Center) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "From Student Teacher to Beginning Teacher: Clinical Faculty Supports that Help Beginning Teachers" to extend the successful clinical faculty training provided by the Mid-Valley Consortium for Teacher Education into schools as a component of mentor training. 04
2007 April Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $106,384 from the National Science Foundation for "Probing Subatomic Physics Via Lepton Interactions" to explore hadron structure physics, specifically the transition between the perturbative and non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities, such as the muon lifetime. 04
2007 April Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $13,594 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 04
2007 April Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $491,710 from the U.S. Department of Defense to strengthen security professionals' skills, including counterfactual reasoning applications, and to produce research and practical benefits in the areas of data collection and data fusion. 04
2007 April Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $224,234 from the Virginia Department of Health 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
2007 April Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $39,646 from the Virginia Department of Education to deliver two courses on meteorology and oceanography. 04
2007 April Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $290,475 and $90,400 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. 04
2007 April Grant Tongen Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $24,985 from the Mathematical Association of America to increase interest in advanced degrees and careers in mathematics for under-represented groups by providing a summer research program. 04
2007 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received two grants from the Center for Civic Education —$81,152 to implement the "'We the People': Juvenile Justice Institute" and $76,729 to implement the "'We the People': Elementary Institute." 04
2007 April Presentation Butt Dr. John J. Butt (Professor, History) participated in a panel discussion, "U.S. Foreign Policy and How It Affects Americans," April 10 at Eastern Mennonite University. The discussion was sponsored by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU. 04
2007 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) published "Children of War," a review of "Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection" by Michael Wessells, in the Spring 2007 issue of the Wilson Quarterly. Pham also wrote "Making Sense of a Senseless War," a review of "A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone" by Lansana Gberie and "Young Soldiers: Why They Choose to Fight" by Rachel Brett and Irma Specht, which was published in Human Rights & Human Welfare. 04
2007 April Publication Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) published "Fast Track Training: Hurt For Time? Here's How to Get an Awesome Muscle-Building Workout in Only 25 Minutes" in the March issue of Muscle & Body. 04
2007 April Service Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) served as a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) Teaching Awards Task Force as well as the National High School Standards for Psychology Task Force. In January 2008, he will begin a three-year term as editor of "The Generalist's Corner" section of Teaching of Psychology. 04
2007 May Award Baker Aaron Baker (Instructor, English) won the 2007 Bakeless poetry prize in the 12th annual Katharine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Prizes competition for his "Mission Work." The award was announced at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference May 14. The prizes are awarded each year to aid and encourage writers seeking publication of their first books in a particular genre. 05
2007 May Award Grove Kolvoord Dr. Ralph Grove (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received the Innovation in Higher Education award from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council May 30. Grove established James Madison University as a regional tournament site for the First Lego League, a competition for teams of students, ages 9 to 14, to build and program robots to perform a series of challenges. Kolvoord implemented a dual-enrollment program for high-school students to earn JMU credit in geospatial technologies. 05
2007 May Grant Baedke Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,744 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water interactions using groundwater modeling and aqueous geochemical techniques at localities around Lakes Huron and Michigan that contain strand plains of beach ridges and wetlands. 05
2007 May Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Adjunct Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from Science Application International Corp. to explore new concepts or technologies that offer improvement in one or more metrics of actual prediction of electromagnetic pulse effects on systems over current technology. 05
2007 May Grant Cushman Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $14,640 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to support two undergraduate researchers working at NIST during the summer of 2007. 05
2007 May Grant Halling Dr. Dan C. Halling (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $12,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind to provide a graduate assistant from Communication Sciences and Disorders on the campus of the school. 05
2007 May 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. 05
2007 May Grant Kander Barnes Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. James L. Barnes (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $70,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for fourth-year funding of the Harrisonburg Downtown Technology Zone to go beyond the typical business environment to create an atmosphere conducive to the growth and development of small business, specifically small businesses in fields related to information technology. 05
2007 May Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received two grants from the National Park Service —$25,000 to serve as archaeological advisers for activities related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and $15,290 to conduct field work in summer 2007 to include intensive survey and GPS mapping of landscape features and surface artifact scatters within a one-mile radius of the blast furnace site at Miller's Iron Works. 05
2007 May Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $1,500 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to implement research that comprehensively addresses multiple cultural ecologies that influence smoking among African American youth. 05
2007 May Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $16,850 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide interpretive services for low income, limited English proficient women accessing local obstetrical services. 05
2007 May Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $107,856 from the National Institutes of Health for four-year support of "Hair Cell Regeneration: Functional Significance" 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. 05
2007 May Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the effects of airborne nitrogen compounds and chemical contaminants on the BAY ecosystem and to help establish reduction goals for these contaminants. 05
2007 May Grant Utter Dr. Brian C. Utter (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received two grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for two summer undergraduate research fellowships —$7,034 to support a researcher working at NIST facilities in Boulder, Colo., and $4,200 to support a researcher at NIST. 05
2007 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $55,584 from the National Science Foundation for "The Study of Intermediate Energy Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons using polarized beams and targets. 05
2007 May Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,676 from the U.S. Geological Survey to perform geological mapping in the Stanley 7.5' quadrangle in Page Valley, Va. 05
2007 May Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology and Recreation Studies) received $42,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2007 Health and Physical Activity Institute, a content and teaching summer session. 05
2007 May Presentation Apple Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) and JMU student K.M Klein presented "Attribution errors in sexual harassment: Examining Kelley's model" at the Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 05
2007 May Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) presented a poster, "Why do we need to know this?: Nonhuman behavior and psychology," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenn E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J.M. Kain, K.A. Makara and M. Gandolfo presented a poster, "Linking college students' adaptive and maladaptive behaviors to achievement goal theory: The qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed-method design," at the Colonial Academic Alliance Conference in Harrisonburg. Barron and JMU students C. Walker, P.K. Kaliski, L. Rezner and K.A. Makara presented a poster, "The qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed-method investigation of college classroom climates," at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco. Barron and students A.R. Brown and P.K. Kaliski, with S.J. Finney, presented a poster, "Moving beyond academic outcomes: Linking theories of student motivation with psychological well-being," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) was a member of a team presenting a paper, "Practice to research: Using a community development team to develop a substance use prevention intervention for youth with mental health problems," at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, D.C. Evans also presented "Interventions for adolescents with ADHD based on a model of core cognitive deficits" at the First International Congress on ADHD in Wuerzburg, Germany, in June. 05
2007 May Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student K. Van Eck presented a poster, "Assessing initial use of substances with a high risk group of young adolescents," at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Evans Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Spirituality and therapy," an invited training seminar for the doctoral interns of the Counseling and Student Development Center of JMU. 05
2007 May Presentation Grayson Barron Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J.K. Polasek and K. Rodgers presented a poster, "Snoezelen: A new approach to clients with dementia," at the annual meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association in Richmond. Dr. Kenn E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J.M. Kain, K.A. Makara and M. Gandolfo presented a poster, "Linking college students' adaptive and maladaptive behaviors to achievement goal theory: The qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed-method design," at the same meeting. 05
2007 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and W. Buskist presented "Reflectively Evaluating and Developing Your Teaching Skills" at the 14th annual teaching institute of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology at the 19th annual APS convention in Washington, May 23-24. 05
2007 May Presentation Lovell Grayson Dr. Sharon E. Lovell (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) and student A. Lindberg presented "Knowledge to action: Making learning come alive through fieldwork" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in June. 05
2007 May Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) testified at a joint subcommittee hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives May 10. Pham presented "Responsible U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia: Context, Challenges, and Opportunities of a Strategically Vital Relationship" at the hearing of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. The hearing topic was "Is There a Human Rights Double Standard? U.S. Policy Toward Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia." 05
2007 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students R. Columbe, K. Ewell, C. Gesualdi, J. Kopp and A. Schlottmann presented a poster, "The effects of context on effort discounting in college students," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students E.A. Dalianis and N.A. Capik presented a poster, "The aesthetics of interteaching: Does introduction method affect performance?," at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International in San Diego. Also at the same meeting, Serdikoff and student A.L. Durgin presented a poster, "Examining the effect of various task descriptions on college students' performance on a probability matching task." Other poster presentations by Serdikoff and students were: J.P. Erb, "Examining procedural details of the Chronic Mild Stress procedure in rats," D.J. Hoffman, "Evaluating the effects of alternative antidepressant interventions on anhedonia using the Chronic Mild Stress procedure" and R.A. Sheldon, M.A. Young and A.L. Durgin, "Assessing the Dynamic Developmental Theory of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder using the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat: Resistance to change following variable-interval reinforcement." 05
2007 May Presentation Serpell Dr. Zewelanji Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students C. Debacco, A. Dang and N. Cooper presented a poster, "Cultural behavior expression and learning outcomes in small group contexts," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) was the moderator of "The Legends Roundtable" at the 2007 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association national conference May 10 in Salt Lake City. 05
2007 May Presentation Zinn Saville Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students K.A. Marchuk and A.R. Brown presented a poster, "Does amount of choice affect students' perceptions of instructors?," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Students as Customers: Are We Selling Their Wares?" at the 14th annual teaching institute of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology at the 19th annual APS convention in Washington, May 23-24. 05
2007 May Presentation Zinn Saville Serdikoff Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students E.A. Dalianis, J.A. Schudda and E.M. O'Keeffe presented "Interteaching versus lecture: What is the impact of preparation guide quizzes?" at the 14th annual teaching institute of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology at the 19th annual APS convention in Washington, May 23-24. 05
2007 May Publication Apple Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) and M.J. Beers published "Intergroup conflict in the world of Harry Potter" in "The Psychology of Harry Potter," BenBella Books. 05
2007 May Publication Echterling Cowan Evans Staton McKee Presbury Stewart Dr. Lennie Echterling (Professor and Director, Counseling Programs, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Eric Cowan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Renee Staton (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. J. Edson McKee (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Jack Presbury (Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Graduate Psychology) published "Thriving! A manual for students in the helping professions (second edition), Lahaska Press. 05
2007 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and JMU student A. Lindberg published "Confronting the isms" in Teaching Tolerance, 15. 05
2007 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) published "Coping with MCS as a chronic disease" in The NEEDS Newsletter, 1-3. 05
2007 May Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published "Methamphetamine and child maltreatment,""Treatment for methamphetamine,""Drug courts,""Virginia's family drug treatment courts,""Methamphetamine use during pregnancy" and "Preventing substance abuse" in Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 79. Grayson also published "Parents with serious mental illness" in the online training module for State of Texas child protective services workers and in a print version, both produced by the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas (University of Texas at Austin). 05
2007 May Publication Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology) and others published "The buffering effects of culture on community disorganization and drug use among rural African American adolescents" and "Culture, peer deviance, and alcohol use among urban African American youth" in Society for Prevention Research. Nasim and others published "Risk and protective factors for substance use among urban African American adolescents considered at risk" in Black Graduate Student Annual Conference in Psychology. 05
2007 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote an article, "Next Front? Evolving United States-African Strategic Relations in the 'War on Terrorism' and Beyond," that was published in Comparative Strategy, vol. 26, no. 1. 05
2007 July Award Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won a third-place award in the 6th Annual Juried Show at the Bank of the Arts in New Bern, N.C. Maune's winning entry, "Barn, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland," is a color photograph taken while he was in Canada at the Pouch Cove Foundation Artist Residency. 07
2007 July Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $24,425 from the U.S. Department of State to articulate the economic management, business, financial and social setting in which the Big Bang model will be used. 07
2007 July Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to study fish and turtle movements in aquatic ecosystems fragmented by forest roads and various land uses. 07
2007 July Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $86,960 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 07
2007 July Grant Della Noce Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $4,028 from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Inc. to direct and execute the institute's knowledge creation and dissemination function. 07
2007 July Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $1,000 from Commonwealth Federal Credit Union to support the Furious Flower Summer Poetry Camp. 07
2007 July Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $86,000 from various school districts for school psychology internships. 07
2007 July Grant Hilton Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from the Rockingham County Public Schools to provide a summer intervention program for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism and Pervasive Development Disorder. 07
2007 July Grant Hubbell Nye Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,400 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide administrative services on behalf of the clinic. 07
2007 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,220 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. Hubbell also received $510 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries. 07
2007 July Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board —$121,270 to develop, acquire, produce and deliver programs and services that support pre-school and adult education and $34,286 to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial, educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print-disabled individuals. 07
2007 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of model working relationships and tools between environmental groups and wind energy proponents to promote dialogue and common understanding concerning the environmental issues relating to wind energy development in Virginia and the region. 07
2007 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $508,290 from the U.S. Department of Defense to strengthen security professionals' skills, including counterfactual reasoning applications and to produce research and practical benefits in the areas of data collection and data fusion. 07
2007 July Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $286,726 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. Nye also received $79,028 from the Virginia Department of Health to continue to integrate the trained Community Health Workers into the Virginia Center for Health Outreach's CHW regional network and to expand the CHW's community outreach and resources; $37,500 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships; $25,345 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to support the system manager as she works in partnership with families, agencies and professionals to maintain centered supports and services for all eligible children and their families; and $13,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to alleviate a crisis in access to primary medical care services for the local uninsured/underinsured and Medicaid populations. 07
2007 July Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $60,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate friction via correlations between force measurements and atomic scale study of relative motion between layers of atoms. 07
2007 July Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $10,000 ($5,000 each from the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County) to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for local small businesses. 07
2007 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Management) received $230,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Manager to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus. 07
2007 July Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $356 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services. 07
2007 July Presentation Noftsinger Newbold Delp Gray Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) represented a JMU research team at the Oxford Round Table, "Global Migration: Benefits and Detriments," held in July at the Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England. Noftsinger presented "Innovative Approach to Migration Modeling: Applying Functional Mapping," the findings of the research by Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance), Benjamin T. Delp (Graduate Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Dr. Lincoln C. Gray (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Noftsinger. Their research paper was one of only 15 projects selected for presentation and publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. 07
2007 July Publication Mathieu Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science; McDonald Bradley Fellow) had a paper, "Examining RFID Applications in Supply Chain Management," published in the Communications of the ACM (Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 92-101) in July. The paper's co-authors are Fred Niederman, Roger Morley and Ik-Whan Kwon from Saint Louis University. 07
2007 July Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Beyond the Illusions," a review of "Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age" by Steven Rosefielde and D. Quinn Mills, which was published in the July-August issue of The National Interest. 07
2007 July Service Evans Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the new president of the International Network on Personal Meaning, an interdisciplinary organization "dedicated to advancing health, spirituality, peace and human fulfillment through research, education and applied psychology with a focus on the universal human quest for meaning and purpose." 07
2007 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Computational and Dynamic Complexity in Economics," at the System Dynamics Society conference in Boston July 31. 07
2007 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published "The Rise and Decline of Mancur Olson's View of the Rise and Decline of Nations" in the Southern Economic Journal, July 2007, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 4-17. 07
2007 December Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,062 from the Environmental Protection Agency to create a sustainable water pumping and irrigation system for the Namawanga community in western Kenya. 12
2007 December Presentation Ford Dr. Karen A. Ford (Associate Professor, Social Work) presented "Janie Porter Barrett: Institutional Builder 1909-1920" in the social welfare history track at the 53rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Oct. 28 in San Francisco. 12
2007 December Presentation Myers R. Ann Myers (Head and Professor, Social Work) presented "EPAS: The Past, Present and the Future" with Freddie L. Avant of Stephen F. Austin State University and Darla S. Coffey of West Chester University at the 53rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Oct. 28 in San Francisco. 12
2007 December Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) presented "Nigeria's Foreign Policy" Nov. 8 at the plenary session on "African Regional Powers" at an international conference sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation and the Portuguese Institute for International Relations at the New University of Lisbon. 12
2007 December Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "Exporting Inequality: The Global Emergence of the Ex-Gay Movement" at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, held in conjunction with the Kinsey Institute, in Indianapolis, Nov. 11. 12
2007 December Presentation Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" at the Econophysics and Beyond Colloquium in Ancona, Italy, Sept. 29. Rosser also chaired a session on Private Sector Initiatives at the conference on Climate and Development in the Changing World Order: Untying the Gordian Knot," held at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations in Paris, Oct. 1. He presented "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics" at the Center for Analytical Theory of Organizations and Markets at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Oct. 2. 12
2007 December Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a review of John Lukacs' book "George Kennan: A Study of Character," which appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 4. Pham also wrote "India's Expanding Relations with Africa and Their Implications for U.S. Interests," which appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 5. 12
2007 November Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,710 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. for program support to improve the health of communities through education, collaboration and coordination. 11
2007 November Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from Science Applications International Corp. to assess the availability and utility of methodologies to estimate risk for very low frequency but high consequence events and assess their applicability and utility for High Altitude Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse events and to investigate available infrastructure modeling tools for determining the effect of EMP on coupled infrastructures. 11
2007 November Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,250 from the Virginia Academy of Science to investigate the presence of a largemouth bass virus in healthy and diseased smallmouth bass from the Shenandoah River. 11
2007 November Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $277,212 from the Virginia Department of Health for clinic support to provide services to children with special healthcare needs. 11
2007 November Grant Dudding Reed Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $400,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 11
2007 November Grant Ehrenpreis Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $3,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to install the "Square Word Calligraphy Project," an interactive exhibition by Chinese artist Xu Bing, in downtown Harrisonburg. 11
2007 November Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Early Engagement 21st Century Community Learning Center at Keister, Waterman and Stone Spring elementary schools. Foucar-Szocki also received $200,000 for the Middle Ground Learning Center: 21st Century Community Learning Center at Thomas Harrison Middle School. The centers serve English-as-a-Second-Language students and low-literacy native speakers after school, evenings and during summer recess. 11
2007 November Grant Gardner Kristin M. Gardner (Associate Director, Health Promotion) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to initiate positive tobacco use control policy change throughout Virginia. 11
2007 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $15,000 from the National Park Service to identify, delineate and document the archaeological landscape features of Ellwood Plantation at the Wilderness Battlefield. 11
2007 November Grant Hachenski Dawn M. Hachenski (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $862 from the Department of Historic Resources to create digital files for the design and printing of "Notes on Virginia." 11
2007 November Grant Henriques Dr. Gregg Henriques (Director, Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program, Clinical and School Psychology; Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from the Great Ape Trust to convene scholars from across the academic spectrum to discuss the latest research in primatology and perspectives on human distinctiveness at the Visions of Integration II Conference. 11
2007 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $238,100 from the Virginia Department of Education 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. Hubbell received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health for the third year of a suicide prevention/early intervention program. She also received $38,047 from the Community Resource Center to develop and maintain agency programs, $28,807 from the Central Shenandoah Health District for "FutureBuild Teen Pregnancy Prevention" to decrease non-marital birth rates in communities without increasing the rate of abortions and $2,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to support the Youth Data Survey in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community. 11
2007 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $178,780 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 11
2007 November Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, College of Graduate and Outreach Programs; Professor, Special Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants in the amounts of $1,752,288 and $11,664 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the Region 5 T/TAC. 11
2007 November Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to conduct an assessment of the needs of working caregivers and to tailor services for this group. 11
2007 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $10,000 from the National String Project Consortium to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors from JMU to gain hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. 11
2007 November Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $150,000 from the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium to support renewable energy production from offshore winds. 11
2007 November Grant Nye Dr. Susan B. Nye (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $61,556 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities for Rockbridge County school teachers. 11
2007 November Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $834 from the Shenandoah Valley Resource Conservation and Development Center to audit and analyze the energy savings of a new, dimmable compact fluorescent lighting system in a poultry house. 11
2007 November Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $2,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the 2008 JMU Summer Art Education 30th Anniversary Program to teach students to see, create and understand art and to make informed judgments about works of art. 11
2007 November Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $25,249 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide educational interpreters with new educational DVDs and a three-credit course on educational interpreting. 11
2007 November Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $173,671 from the National Science Foundation to develop a suite of teaching materials to cover the key concepts surrounding the use of ocean sediment cores for interpretation of past climate changes and new core data and interpretations from Arctic and Antarctic drilling expeditions that provide evidence of rapid and cyclic Cenozoic climate change. 11
2007 November Grant Talley Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $675 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to conduct a hypnotherapy smoking seminar. 11
2007 November Grant Walton Tongen Dr. D. Brian Walton (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $7,613 from the National Science Foundation via the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics at Brigham Young University to involve undergraduate students in a jointly mentored research group. 11
2007 November Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) has received a recognition of appreciation as a publication director of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, June 23. 11
2007 November Honor McMillin Dr. Challace J. McMillin (Professor Emeritus, Kinesiology) was one of five outstanding alumni inducted into the Rhodes Athletic Hall of Fame during homecoming weekend, Oct. 19-20, at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. McMillin was JMU's first head football coach. 11
2007 November Honor Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) has been selected vice president of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, a newly formed professional academic association. ASMEA is "a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes the highest standards of academic research and teaching in the fields of Middle Eastern and African studies and related disciplines through programs, publications and services that support its members and the international community of scholars and interested members of the public." 11
2007 November Honor Ryals Dr. Brenda Morgan Ryals (Professor, Communication Science and Disorders; Director, Auditory Research Lab) was selected as one of the 100 Incredible ECU Women by East Carolina University, her alma mater. Ryals was recognized Oct. 17 at an event at ECU sponsored by the Women's Roundtable, the group that spotlighted the alumnae recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders who have brought honor to the university as well as themselves. 11
2007 November Honor Stone Dr. John D. Stone (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences at the organization's annual convention held Oct. 19-20 in Virginia Beach. Stone, a longtime member of VACAS, has served the association of academicians from high schools, community colleges, four-year institutions and graduate schools in the several areas of communication arts and sciences as president, vice president and convention director. He continues to serve on the board of directors and as the chairperson of an academic interest group. Stone was recently elected editor-in-chief of the organization's annual journal, The Virginia Journal of Communication. 11
2007 November Presentation Ehrenpreis Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) led a tour of Woodbine Cemetery Oct. 20 as part of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's Fall Walking Tour Series. Ehrenpreis' presentation focused on tombstones and memorials as sculptures. 11
2007 November Presentation Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "Spectrum Management for 1.7GHz FACS Using Cognitive Radio Technology" and "Global Telecommunications Education Trends: ITU-T, TeleManagemenT Forum and ITERA" at the 2007 U.S.-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Communication and Networking Technology Symposium, held Aug. 9-12 in Reston. Choi presented "An Analysis of Identity Theft Safeguards in the U.S. e-Government Systems" at the 35th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy held Sept. 28-30 in Arlington. 11
2007 November Presentation Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology), one of 30 women selected to participate in a three-day symposium for women ecologists funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, presented a poster on her forest restoration research in Virginia and Panama. The Oct. 14-17 symposium in Seattle addressed issues related to the transition of women from early career stages to tenure-track positions and leadership roles in academic and research settings. 11
2007 November Presentation Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) served as the seminar leader for a course in business mediation and group problem-solving and another course in survey research methodology at Royal Education of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Oct. 15-19. His students were business managers and business students working in state-owned corporations in southern Vietnam. 11
2007 November Presentation Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) presented the keynote address, "Bringing Biology Back to Life at JMU," at the Association of College and University Biology Educators meeting in Dubuque, Iowa, Oct. 5. 11
2007 November Presentation Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "The Conduct and Consequences of War in the Ancient American Southwest" at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. 11
2007 November Presentation Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) presented "Do turkeys really get whooping cough?" at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Oct. 19. 11
2007 November Publication Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) wrote "Gloryland: Christian Suburbia, Christian Nation," a book published by Praegers Publishers in October. Cavalcanti also published a book chapter, "Tropical Christianity in Brazil," in editor Amanda Porterfield's "Modern Christianity to 1900," the sixth volume of a collection titled "A People's History of Christianity" printed by Augsburg/Fortress Press. 11
2007 November Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) published "The Pricing of Wireless Phone Service in the United States: Issues and Development Trends" in the International Journal of Mobile Communications, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 169-185, 2007, with co-authors Travis C. Bache and Liza L. Hill. 11
2007 November Publication Harris Minbiole Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) has published numerous articles recently: "Infectious diseases in wildlife: the community ecology context" in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, with L.K. Belden, "The identification of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol as an antifungal metabolite produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon cinereus" in Journal of Chemical Ecology, with R.M. Brucker, C.M. Baylor, R.L. Walters, A. Lauer and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry), "Body condition and order of arrival affect cooperative nesting behaviour in four-toed salamanders Hemidactylium scutatum" in Animal Behaviour, "Common cutaneous bacteria from the eastern red-backed salamander can inhibit pathogenic fungi" in Copeia 2007: 630-640, with A. Lauer, M.A. Simon, J.L. Banning, E. Andre and K. Duncan, "Nest site selection and embryonic survival in four-toed salamanders, Hemidactylium scutatum" in Herpetologica with G.W. Wahl III and T. Nelms, "Symbiotic bacteria contribute to innate immune defenses of the threatened mountain yellow-legged frog, Rana muscosa" in Biological Conservation, 138: 390-398, with D.C. Woodhams, V.T. Vredenburg, M.J. Stice, M.A. Simon, D. Billheimer, B. Shakhtour, Y. Shyr, C.J. Briggs and L.A. Rollins-Smith and "Response: Innate immune defenses of amphibian skin: antimicrobial peptides and more" in Animal Conservation 10: 425-428, with D.C. Woodhams, L.A. Rollins-Smith and R.A. Alford. 11
2007 November Publication Kaussler Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Khamenei's changing of the guard" in Terrorism Focus, Vol. 4, No. 31, October. 11
2007 November Publication Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Regulatory Choices: Analyzing State Policy Design" in Law and Policy, 29(4): 409-434, October 2007. Koski also published "Examining State Environmental Policy Design" in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50(4): 483-502, July 2007. 11
2007 November Publication Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published an article, "Everyday Moments: Finding 'Quality Time' in American Working Families," with Tamar Kremer-Sadlik of the University of California at Los Angeles, which was published in Time & Society, 16(2/3), pp. 287-308, 2007. Paugh also published a book review of "Narrative Interaction," edited by Uta Quasthoff and Tabea Becker (John Benjamins, 2005), in Language in Society, 36 (5), pp. 789-793, 2007. 11
2007 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) published "Bono and the Bottom Billion," a review essay of Paul Collier's recent book, "The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It," in National Interest online, the Web edition of the foreign policy journal The National Interest, Oct. 29. 11
2007 November Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published an opinion-editorial piece, "American Responsibility in Iraq," in the Roanoke Times, Oct. 5. 11
2007 November Publication Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published "The Rise and Fall of Catastrophe Theory Applications in Economics: Was the Baby Thrown Out with the Bathwater?" in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, October 2007, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 3255-3280. 11
2007 November Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) published "Scale Development of a Service Quality Model in Event Sport Tourism" in the International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing. 11
2007 November Award Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) received the 2007 Outstanding Science Educator for Virginia award from the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. He was recognized for helping Virginia science teachers use technology in their classrooms to help their students learn about science and technology. Kolvoord accepted the award Nov. 9 at the annual meeting of the association in Williamsburg. 11
2007 November Grant Babcock Dr. Sharon K. Babcock (Coordinator, Pre-Professional Health Programs; Associate Professor, Biology) received $115,468 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the pre-medical honor society national headquarters office. 11
2007 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $213,884 from the United States Institute of Peace to provide data collection and analysis and technical expertise in support of the study on training and education for complex operations. Barlow also received $204,172 from the United Nations Office for Project Services to provide a program of training that will improve the management capabilities available to mine action programs globally. 11
2007 November Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $26,108 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 11
2007 November Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $20,000 from the National Park Service to scan the extensive facility drawings library of the Shenandoah National Park into electronic form. 11
2007 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,000 from various early education centers for weekly Gus Bus visits to promote early literacy. Hubbell also received $33,000 from individual donors to support the Gus Bus literacy program. She received $6,874 from the Virginia Department of Education 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. 11
2007 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $102,041 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. Nye also received $12,500 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 11
2007 November Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Program; Associate Provost, Academic Affairs) received $900 from the U.S. Department of State to provide hands-on professional development in the United States for advising practitioners and to build on training they have received in their country or region. 11
2007 October Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $6,305 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to map the geology of the northwest quarter of the Stanley 7.5-minute quadrangle, along with providing support for JMU students engaged in research on the quadrangle. 10
2007 September Award Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) had two photographs juried into the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Bank of the Arts in New Bern, N.C., His photograph, "Barn, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland," was accepted and received third place overall in the competition. Another photograph, "Fishing Dory," was also accepted. Maune has been awarded a professional artist residency at the Montana Artists Refuge in Basin for July 2008. Located in the mountains of southwest Montana, MAR provides visual artists, writers and musicians residence and studio facilities allowing them to focus solely on their creative work. 09
2007 September Award Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the Broadcast Education Association juried Faculty Screenwriting Competition for the short film script, "Shooting the Pooch," in April. 09
2007 September Exhibition Bersson Dr. Robert D. Bersson (Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History) exhibited "Art and Society: Expressions on War, Prisoners, Materialism and Politics" in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Sept. 3-Oct. 5. 09
2007 September Exhibition Diop Corinne Martin Diop (Professor, Art and Art History) exhibited a series of color photographs that explored the role-playing and "personalities" of small, figurative toys in the Hartzler Library art gallery at Eastern Mennonite University Sept. 9-Oct. 7. 09
2007 September Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for Healthy Families Page County 2008 to provide in-home parenting education and support services to parents who need individualized and comprehensive support. 09
2007 September Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $25,000 from the U.S. Department of State to organize, develop and deliver a mine action management course to international attendees. 09
2007 September Grant Benton Morgan C. Benton (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,346 from the Department of Historic Resources to provide a historical highway marker Web site and database. 09
2007 September Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $80,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to provide support to integrate local water quality issues into the larger effort to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality. 09
2007 September Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $4,047 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a General Membership and Early Childhood Special Education Providers Conference. 09
2007 September Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences for the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium to provide high-school researchers with opportunities to present their research. 09
2007 September Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the high-school level to improve academic achievement. 09
2007 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $5,380 from Belle Grove Inc. to do archaeological testing and evaluation of the Harmony Hall Complex. Geier also received $4,949 from Belle Grove Inc. to catalog and interpret historic artifacts recovered in a program of testing conducted in the yard area between Old Hall and the ice house at Belle Grove Plantation. 09
2007 September Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to address the critical, unanswered question of how the die-off of a hemlock stand and the resulting regenerating forest in a headwater system will affect water temperature and brook trout populations. 09
2007 September Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 09
2007 September Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $56,321 from the National Security Agency to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 09
2007 September Grant Hughes Dr. Katherine Hughes (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design), as part of a three-member team, partnering with Career and Academic Planning and Freshman Advising, received a Student Affairs and University Planning Innovation Grant to create a freshman advising video. 09
2007 September Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $50,455 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Mathematics and Science Partnership: Preparing Highly Qualified Middle-School Mathematics Teachers." 09
2007 September Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service) and Donald R. Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $5,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for regional members, to prospects, existing businesses and Virginia Economic Development Partnership. 09
2007 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $18,172 from Virginia Commonwealth University to provide the Facts and the Fundamentals programs for healthcare learners in the Northwestern Region. 09
2007 September Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $10,000 from the Dominion Foundation to operate regional and state tournaments for the Virginia FIRST LEGO League. 09
2007 September Grant Temple Beach Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Nathan M. Beach (Postdoctoral Associate; Biology) received $183,458 from the National Institutes of Health to define and explore the constellation of virulence factors of Bordetella pertussis and to develop tissue and/or organ culture models for studying toxicity of B. avium. 09
2007 September Presentation Arthur Dr. Kathleen Giles Arthur (Professor, Art and Art History) led a tour of downtown churches, focusing on church architecture and congregational histories, Sept. 22 as part of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's Fall Walking Tour Series. 09
2007 September Presentation Bahn Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Professor, Marketing; Director, MBA Program) presented "Global Branding: Myth or Reality?" Sept. 21 at the international meeting of top executives of Amway Corporation in Tokyo. 09
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2007 September Honor Eliason Robert G. Eliason (Lecturer, Management) was one of 21 instructors featured in BusinessWeek magazine's second annual look at favorite professors. Eliason was profiled in the magazine's roundup of instructors who were most often cited as favorite faculty at undergraduate business schools ranked by BusinessWeek. The College of Business was in the top 5 percent in BusinessWeek's rankings of undergraduate business schools in 2006 and 2007. 09
2007 September Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) testified at a congressional oversight hearing convened by the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the U.S. House of Representatives Oct. 2. The panel examined "Ethiopia and the State of Democracy: Effects on Human Rights and Humanitarian Condition in the Ogaden and Somalia." 09
2007 September Presentation Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Teaching in the Entertainment Age: Challenges and Strategies," a panel at the Broadcast Education Association meeting in April. Reynolds also served as chair of the panel. 09
2007 September Presentation Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) presented "Do Turkeys Really Get Whooping Cough?" Sept. 14 as part of the Suter Science Seminar Series at Eastern Mennonite University. 09
2007 September Presentation Webb Dr. Nadia Webb (Clinical Neuropsychologist, Graduate Psychology) spoke about gifted children and adults who are misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders Sept. 6 as part of the Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series held at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library. 09
2007 September Presentation Woody John M. Woody (Professor,Media Arts and Design) taught two workshops on Final Cut and Motion and produced Apple Learning Interchange projects at the 2007 Apple Institute at the University of California at Monterey in July. Woody, one of more than 150 Apple Distinguished Educators who met for four days of workshops and presentations, was part of a team that produced three videos in 17 hours about Vincent Laforet, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the New York Times, National Geographic and Life magazine. 09
2007 September Publication Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) published an article, "Diversity in Mainstream Newspapers from the Standpoint of Journalists of Color," in the Howard Journal of Communication, Vol. 18, Issue 2, 2007. Flamiano contributed a chapter about Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement to a forthcoming book, "Women's Use of Public Relations for Progressive-Era Reform: Rousing the Conscience of a Nation," edited by Dulcie Straughan. 09
2007 September Publication Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) completed "Teeny-Tiny Films," a 23-minute compilation DVD of "greatest hits" during 15 years of shooting comedic video microdocumentaries. They include "The Incredible Wallet of Tim O'Leary," "Zoo for the Legally Blind" and "Crickee the Cricket." 09
2007 September Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) and Michael I. Krauss of the George Mason University School of Law wrote "Feeding the Hand that Bites You," which was published in the online journal American Thinker Sept. 25, 2007. In the article, they defend the legality of the decision by the Israeli cabinet to declare Gaza "hostile territory." Pham also wrote "Securing Africa," an article that was published in a special issue of The Journal of International Security Affairs, Fall 2007, pp. 15-24. The issue is dedicated to the problems and prospects that confront U.S. policymakers in Africa. 09
2007 September Publication Robinson Spivey Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) and Dr. Sue E. Spivey (Associate Professor, Justice Studies) wrote an article, "The Politics of Masculinity and the Ex-Gay Movement," which was published in Gender & Society, the journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, October 2007. 09
2007 September Service Reynolds Maune Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) recently designed a Web site for the U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team, located at http://www.usyouthflyfishingteam.com. 09
2007 September Service Turner Flamiano Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) led a group of 23 students on the JMU Summer in Ireland, a writing-intensive six-week course based at Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork. 09
2007 September Presentation O Connor Thomas P. O'Connor (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) gave presentations in summer 2007 at the British Embassy in Vienna, Austria, as part of an intercultural Graham Greene Symposium. The two-week symposium was sponsored by the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, the British Embassy in Austria, Zsolnay (Greene's German publishing house) and the Institute of English Language and Literature at the University of Vienna. O'Connor also completed several interviews for his documentary on Greene, including interviews with literary critic David Lodge in London, psychiatrist Kay Jamison at Johns Hopkins University, foreign correspondent Bernard Diederich in Miami and author John Perkins in West Palm Beach. 09
2007 August Appointments Loveland Jeffrey D. Loveland (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) has been reappointed to the Advisory Board on Occupational Therapy by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. 08
2007 August Appointments Wilson Dr. James Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been appointed to the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. 08
2007 August Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $192,421 from the National Institutes of Health to develop and conduct a preliminary evaluation of a set of psychosocial interventions for high-school-aged adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. 08
2007 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head and Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $100,000 from the Merck Foundation to facilitate the Career Development Academy for Harrisonburg/Rockingham County and surrounding areas. 08
2007 August Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $17,000 from Orange County Public Schools for a school psychology internship. 08
2007 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 for the fourth year of the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative to reduce the number of 12- to 18-year-olds participating in premarital intercourse, related sexual activities and other risky behaviors that lead to severe consequences. 08
2007 August Grant Johnson Elizabeth A. Johnson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $969 from the University of California to fund an undergraduate researcher to prepare samples for infrared spectroscopic analysis. 08
2007 August Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Head and Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $43,238 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Automated Sequencing of the Fossil Record: Improved Methods and Insights from Mohawkian (Ordovician) Geochronology, Teprhochronology and Biostratigraphy." 08
2007 August Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $71,149 from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide technical and policy support to state-based wind working groups under the Wind Powering America Programs. 08
2007 August Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $826 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. 08
2007 August Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $116,000 from the National Science Foundation to improve the existing High Momentum Spectrometer and provide a new Super High Momentum Spectrometer that will be capable of analyzing the higher energy particles produced by the 12-GeV upgraded CEBAF beam. 08
2007 August Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Robin Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $200,860 from Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for the partnership's regional members, to prospects and existing businesses. 08
2007 August Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $280,385 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements/food, substance abuse and mental health services. 08
2007 August Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $45,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative support for the Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program and $20,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to furnish those services which they are able to provide as interpreters for non-English-speaking clients. 08
2007 August Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 08
2007 August Grant Serpell Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $18,231 from Virginia Commonwealth University to assess the impact of receiving attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment during the middle-school years on risk factors for smoking and on tobacco use among adolescents with ADHD. 08
2007 August Grant Smith-Bermiss Dr. Michelle A. Smith-Bermiss (Assistant Professor, English) received $30,000 from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to understand the social and cultural processes by which collective identities, especially post- and trans-national configurations have been theorized and represented in both the "postcolonial" moment and in the nascent 21st century paradigm. 08
2007 August Grant Walton Hamdan Harris Jahan Seifert Tongen Wunderlich Dr. D. Brian Walton (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Hassan Hamdan (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology), Dr. Nusrat Jahan (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to support long-term research experiences for undergraduate students. 08
2007 August Award Roberds Dr. Richard M. Roberds (Professor Emeritus, Integrated Science and Technology) was awarded the Silver Star Medal by the Department of the Air Force for a mission flown on Dec. 15, 1970, over Cambodia as a U.S. Air Force forward air controller. The medal is the nation's third highest award for valor. 08
2007 August Award Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was selected by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality as a "Blossoming Professional" in the field of sexuality research. 08
2007 August Award Thompson Bill Thompson (Art Director, Madison Magazine, Communication and Marketing) created the poster for the 2007 First Night Harrisonburg that earned the Prism Award for creative design from First Night International. The award recognizes "uniqueness in graphic design and quality of production in capturing the First Night spirit." First Night is an annual New Year's Eve celebration. 08
2007 August Presentation Mehling Wendelken Toni B. Mehling (Director of Communications, College of Business; Adjunct Instructor, Media Arts and Design) and Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "Convergence: Skills Professionals Expect from College Media Graduates," at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10. The paper was selected by College Media Advisers, a national organization whose members advise college student media. 08
2007 August Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Negotiating Morality in Interactions about Health," with Carolina Izquierdo of the University of California at Los Angeles, as part of the panel "Doing the Right Thing: The Discursive Portrayal of Good Parents and Moral Families" at the 10th International Pragmatics Association Conference in Gsteborg, Sweden, in July. 08
2007 August Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) testified Aug. 2 before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Pham was one of six people and the only American non-governmental official invited to provide expert testimony on "Africa Command: Opportunity for Enhanced Engagement or the Militarization of U.S.-Africa Relations?" 08
2007 August Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "The Use and Modification of Traditional Forms of Protest in Modern Iran," at the American Sociological Association Collective Behavior and Social Movements Meeting at Hofstra University in August. 08
2007 August Presentation Poulson Carter Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology), Dr. Tim Carter (Professor, Sociology) and Daniel Max Crowley presented a paper, "Directions in Accounting Theory," at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York in August. 08
2007 August Presentation Wiley Dr. Andrea Wiley (Professor, Anthropology) presented "Cow's milk consumption and growth of young children in the United States: Data from NHANES 1999-2002" at the Human Biology Association Meetings in Philadelphia in April. Wiley presented "From mother's milk to cow's milk: young children's consumption of cow's milk, growth and identity in the United States" at the Association for the Study of Food and Society Annual Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, in May. She also presented "Doing what comes naturally? Studying diet and reproductive ecology in human biology," an Invited Session: From the margins toward the center: Women and Gender in Human Biology at the American Anthropological Association meetings, San Jose, Calif., in November 2006. 08
2007 August Publication Godbey Dr. Jonathan M. Godbey (Assistant Professor, Finance), along with Professor Jimmy E. Hilliard of Louisiana State University, had their article, "Adjusting Stacked Hedge Ratios for Stochastic Convenience Yields: A Minimum Variance Approach," published recently in Quantitative Finance. In this study, they find that stacked hedging —that is, hedging with futures contracts with similar expiration dates —with an adjustment for the convenience yield —the benefit that traders have in holding the commodity vis-a-vis holding contracts to buy the commodity —reduces volatility. 08
2007 August Publication Hilton Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) published an article, "Brief report: comparative ABA and DIR trials in twin brothers with autism," in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007, 37(6):1197-201. 08
2007 August Publication Lewis Buckley Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) edited Visual Anthropology Review 23(1), a special issue on "Visual Anthropology in Europe." 08
2007 August Publication Linder Dr. Fletcher Linder (Associate Professor, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published an article, "Life as Art, and Seeing the Promise of Big Bodies" in American Ethnologist, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 451-472. Linder published another article, with Vangie Foshee, Karl Bauman, Jennifer Rice and Rose Wilcher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Identifying typologies of adolescent dating violence perpetration," in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 498-519. 08
2007 August Publication Liu Dr. Qingfeng Liu (Assistant Professor, Finance), along with Kam C. Chan and Hung-Gay Fung, edited a book of readings, "China's Capital Market: Challenges from WTO Membership," which was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in May 2007. The book includes research on developments in China's financial markets and institutions. Liu authored a number of the readings in the book, including a chapter co-authored with Hung-Gay Fung on current issues related to China's banking system. 08
2007 August Publication Liu Dr. Qingfeng Liu (Assistant Professor, Finance), along with Hung-Gay Fun and J. Yao, has published an article, "Financing Alternatives for the Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises: The Case for an SME Stock Market," in the journal China and World Economy. 08
2007 August Publication Mitri Pringle Dr. Michel Mitri (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow) and Dr. Charles D. Pringle (Professor, Management; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow) had an article, "Assessment Practices in AACSB-Accredited Business Schools," appear in the Journal of Education for Business, March/April 2007). The article was based on a national survey conducted by accredited business schools inside and outside the United States. The goal was to learn how schools are responding to the recent changes in Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International-mandated assessment standards. 08
2007 August Publication Thota Wright Dr. Sweta Chaturvedi Thota (Assistant Professor, Marketing) and Dr. Newell D. Wright (Professor, Marketing) wrote "Do Consumers Hold Grudges and Practice Avoidance Forever? A Markov Chain Model of the Decay of Grudgeholding and Avoidance Attitudes," which appeared in the Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, Vol. 19, pp. 89-102. 08
2007 August Publication Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote an article, "Tectonic model for the Proterozoic growth of North America," which was published in the August-September issue of GEOSPHERE, an electronic journal of the Geological Society of America. 08
2007 August Publication Wiley Dr. Andrea Wiley (Professor, Anthropology) recently published two articles: "Transforming milk in a global economy" in the American Anthropologist, 109(4) and "The globalization of cow's milk: biocultural perspectives" in Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 46(3):281-312. Two additional articles appeared in edited volumes. "Cow's milk consumption and health: An evolutionary perspective" was included in Evolutionary Medicine and Health, Wenda Trevathan, James McKenna and E.O. Smith, editors, Oxford University Press, pp. 116-133 and "The Dairy Industry. In The Business of Food" appeared in the Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries, Gary Allen and Ken Albala, editors, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group. 08
2007 August Publication Zarrugh Dr. Laura Zarrugh (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Women's Studies) published an article, "From Workers to Owners: Latino Entrepreneurs in Harrisonburg, Virginia," in Human Organization, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 240-248. 08
2007 June Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $5,000 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing of the Secure Remote Management Drive. 06
2007 June Grant Akerson Nye Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Department of Social Services for Healthy Families Page County 2008 to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting positive parenting, maternal and child health and optimal early development. 06
2007 June Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $11,657 from the U.S. Department of State to establish a comprehensive list of global training and education opportunities for entities interested in small arms/light weapons, mine and explosive remnants of war threat reduction and to assist awareness of educational development initiatives. 06
2007 June Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $120,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Partnership for Preparation of Experienced Secondary Special Education Teachers Who Are 'Highly Qualified' in the Content Area." 06
2007 June Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,640 from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine to determine the appropriate housing temperatures for different strains of laboratory mice and rats to lead to improvements in laboratory animal care and quality of data obtained from study of these subjects. 06
2007 June Grant Buchholz Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $97,098 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research in the area of timestamp analysis for computer forensics investigations. 06
2007 June Grant Cocking Dr. W. Dean Cocking (Associate Professor, Biology) received $5,800 from DuPont to investigate mercury content of earthworms living at sites that have previously been used for soil sampling on the South River Floodplain. 06
2007 June Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $6,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for the clinic to provide services to children with special healthcare needs. 06
2007 June Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $43,500 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in 2008. 06
2007 June Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the seedling performance of three dominant canopy tree species in manipulated forest gaps in the Shenandoah Valley. 06
2007 June Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to administer the financial aid fund for the New Security Paradigms Workshop. 06
2007 June Grant Hubbell Hartzler-Weakley Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $70,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Partners in Prevention" to decrease non-marital birth rates by targeting 20- to 29-year-olds with community-based, multilevel, comprehensive programmatic interventions. 06
2007 June Grant Hurney Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to clone and analyze some aspects of embryonic expression of a key myogenic gene, Myf5, in the four-toed salamander. 06
2007 June Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received $20,000 from the National Park Service to do a site condition assessment of archaeological sites in Shenandoah National Park and to input data into the Archaeological Sites Management Information System database. Kander and Nash also received $5,187 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to perform a test excavation to evaluate the cultural statigraphy and level of disturbance of a rockshelter site. 06
2007 June Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $12,413 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Mathematics and Science Partnership: Preparing Highly Qualified Middle-School Mathematics Teachers." 06
2007 June Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WRMA-FM) received $32,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 06
2007 June Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Regulation of Contact Hypersensitivity and Basophil Development in Mice by interleukin-3 Derived from DC4 T Cells." 06
2007 June Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to enhance the Caregivers Community Network collaboration with partner agencies to more effectively coordinate services. 06
2007 June Grant Mattson Dr. Mark E. Mattson (Assistant Professor, Physics; Assistant Director, Science and Mathematics Learning Center) received $255,365 from Toyota USA Foundation to restore at JMU a summer institute for regional physics and physical science teachers in public secondary schools. 06
2007 June Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $80,000 from the National Institutes of Health for "Stimulation of Tear Secretion by a Novel Glycoprotein" to perform selected portions of the subject research; specifically, development and analysis of variations of lacritin constructs suitable for commercial therapeutic use. 06
2007 June Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Economic Development Director, Research and Public Service) received $44,159 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council 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. 06
2007 June Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $11,925 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse for "Infant and Toddler Connection of the Shenandoah Valley" to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. 06
2007 June Grant Nye Akerson Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Emily K. Akerson (Program Manager, Healthy Families Page County) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services for "Page County Social Services/Healthy Families" to provide services to promote positive parenting, health and child development. 06
2007 June Grant Owusu-Ansah Adams Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History) and Dr. Melinda J. Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $60,908 from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen Africana Studies course offerings and African language instruction, enhance faculty expertise in Africana Studies and promote faculty development, and increase awareness and knowledge of Africana Studies at JMU and in the broader community. 06
2007 June Grant Rife Talley Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $45,000 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to lead to better understanding of why obese individuals are more susceptible than the normal population to the development of diabetes type-2. 06
2007 June Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $15,000 from Cadbury Schweppes to determine if endurance performance is enhanced when subjects consume a commercially available carbohydrate-plus-protein beverage versus a commercial carbohydrate-only beverage. 06
2007 June Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Neutrino Constraints on the Origin of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays" to determine the signatures of the competing proposed models to improve cosmic ray data. 06
2007 June Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the focus of the roles of ssr-2 and accessory secretory genes in the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype III GBS. 06
2007 June Grant Swayne Hughes Perritt Dominic D. Swayne (Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Michelle A. Hughes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) and Dr. Denise A. Perritt (Assistant Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $307,629 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for "PRISM: Partnerships for Realizing Improvements in Science and Math" to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills. 06
2007 June Grant Utter Dr. Brian C. Utter (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $44,718 from Research Corp. for "Jamming Transition Behavior of Granular Materials with Imposed Force Fluctuations" to measure effects of vibration on the force network and flow rates and characterize the failure mechanism in shear and gravity-driven flows. 06
2007 June Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics) received $74,619 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for a fiscal year 2008 economic education consultant program to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. Wood also received $8,500 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the VCEE within the Shenandoah Valley. 06
2007 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Computational and Dynamic Complexity in Economics" at the International Conference on Complexity in Pollenzo, Italy, and "The Rise and Decline of Mancur Olson's View of the Rise and Decline of Nations" at the History of Economics conference at George Mason University, both in June. 06
2007 June Publication Borg Dr. Kevin L. Borg (Associate Professor, History) had his book, "Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth-Century America," published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in June as part of the Studies in Industry and Society series. 06
2007 June Publication Downs Stuart Downs (Director, Sawhill Gallery) edited "American Spring Song: The Selected Poems of Sherwood Anderson," which was published by the Kent State University Press. 06
2007 June Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote two reviews of recently published books. He wrote "U.S. Strategic Opportunities in the Sino-Vietnamese Dynamic," an essay on Brantly Womack's "China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry," which was published in Comparative Strategy (vol. 26, no. 2), a journal published by the Routledge Taylor & Francis Group for the National Institute for Public Policy and the Center for Strategic Studies of the University of Reading, United Kingdom. His review of "Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy," a book by Stanley Hoffman, was published in American Foreign Policy Interests (vol. 29, no. 3), a journal published by the Routledge Taylor & Francis Group for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. 06
2007 June Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Mohammed H.I. Dore published "Do Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics Amount to a Kuhnian Paradigm Shift?" in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology & Life Sciences, 11(1), pp. 119-147. 06