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Madison Scholarly News - 2008

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Madison Scholarly News - 2008

Year Month Type Name Description month
2008 January Award Jenkins Brad Jenkins (General Manager, The Breeze) received the Outstanding Public Service in the Media Award from the Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley in November 2007 for his work at the Daily News-Record,The Breeze and Shenandoah Living. 01
2008 January Award Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) was awarded a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation Scholarly Residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center near Milan, Italy. Lewis will finish her second book, the ethnography "History, Race and Place in the Making of Black Mexico," during her one-month residency, which begins in March. Lewis is currently on academic leave, having received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2007-08 to support her book project. 01
2008 January Honor Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) has been elected to the board of the American Journalism Historians Association. 01
2008 January Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $2,500 from Engedi Technologies Inc. for laboratory testing of the Secure Remote Management Drive. 01
2008 January Grant Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) received $20,000 from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute to investigate the effects of Mobile Web 2.0 on the American telecommunication market in the context of social network services. 01
2008 January Grant Coverstone Layman C. Scott Coverstone (Major, Police and Safety) and Patricia A. Layman (Administrative Assistant, Public Safety) received $8,552 from Rockingham County to improve the quality of criminal justice records in the regional central repository. 01
2008 January Grant Harmes Dr. J. Christine Harmes (Assistant Assessment Specialist and Assistant Coordinator of the Institute for Computer-Based Assessment, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $53,000 from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to investigate the levels of cognitive processing required for various types of innovative items and the degree to which examinees are able to remember various types of items, both text and innovative. 01
2008 January Grant Henriques Dr. Gregg Henriques (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology) received $2,000 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. 01
2008 January Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Professor and Head, Geology and Environmental Science) received $15,264 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund to collect geological samples for microfossils, make species identifications and conduct biostratigraphic analyses. 01
2008 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole, (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Amphibian Protection: The Antifungal Agents of Beneficial Bacteria on Salamander Skins" to expand the knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship of mutualistic symbionts and microbial ecology as well as to develop new strategies in amphibian conservation. 01
2008 January Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine the subcellular localization and tissue distribution of all nine Arabidopsis thaliana B-amylases and to understand the role of B-amylase in starch degradation throughout plants. 01
2008 January Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $68,333 from Virginia Commonwealth University for center support in fiscal year 2008 to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye received $26,935 from VCU to serve the Medicaid population by supporting the placement of medical residents in community-based clinical rotations within rural healthcare settings. He also received $500 from Giant Food Stores, LLC to focus on hunger eradication. 01
2008 January Grant ODonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $30,475 from the Virginia Department of Education to coordinate a seminar, "Dysphagia Management: Team Treatment and Collaboration with Medical Providers," to discuss the importance of team collaboration within school settings to assist students with swallowing difficulties. 01
2008 January Grant Paugh Dr. Amy L. Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) was awarded a $50,400 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2008-09 to write a book, "Playing with Language: Language Socialization, Children's Agency, and Language Shift in Dominica, West Indies," based on her research on linguistic practices, language ideologies, children's play and agency, and social reproduction and change in Dominica. 01
2008 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $24,405 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments" to develop and implement a statewide program to meet the initial and continuing education needs for teachers of students with visual impairments. 01
2008 January Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $2,500 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and for the center to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 01
2008 January Grant Rife Monroe Dr. Terrie K. Rife(Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $95,387 from the National Science Foundation to provide 12 students with research experiences as they work one-on-one with faculty who are experienced undergraduate research mentors and to expose the students to ethical issues in science and give them practice in communicating scientific ideas. 01
2008 January Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $24,448 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipends for Underserved Rural Virginia" to support full- and part-time, current and future graduate students in the nurse practitioner and nurse educator tracks in JMU's nursing department graduate program. 01
2008 January Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director International Programs; Associate Provost, Academic Affairs) received $1,000 from the University of Minnesota to assist with a survey. 01
2008 January Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $27,696 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Geological and Geophysical Data Analysis Using a Virtual Globe" to establish a methodology for embedding digital mapping data, geophysical survey results and tectonic data from existing paper maps in innovative four-dimensional virtual globe models. 01
2008 January Publication Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) co-wrote an article, "Diversity in Mainstream Newspapers from the Standpoint of Journalists of Color," which was published in the Howard Journal of Communication, Vol. 18, Issue 2, 2007. 01
2008 January Publication Harllee Dr. Carol D. Harllee (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) wrote "Duran, Agustin (1789-1862)," an article which was published in "Two Hundred Literary Critics in Nineteenth-Century Spain" during fall semester 2007. 01
2008 January Publication Nusser Dr. Nancy Nusser (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) co-authored "An Evaluation of Press Freedom Indicators," a study of global press freedom indicators that was published in the International Communication Gazette 69 (1):5-28. The article was the topic of presentations at a November 2007 conference on media freedom that was organized by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communications. 01
2008 January Publication Sluss Dr. Dorothy J. Sluss (Associate Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) was the lead editor for "Play Investigations in the 21st Century," which was published by University Press New York. 01
2008 January Publication Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach) wrote three articles that have been published in Real Fighter magazine within the past three months: "Attack of the Killer Knees: Six Simple Moves to Help Prevent ACL Injuries" (Issue 15), "Legal Juice: Ten Proven Ways to Boost Your Testosterone Naturally" (Issue 16) and "Fists and 'Cuffs: Fight Off Painful Shoulder Problems with These Moves" (Issue 17). 01
2008 January Publication Zarrugh Dr. Laura Zarrugh (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and Cross-Disciplinary Studies) wrote a paper, "The Latinization of the Central Shenandoah Valley," which was published in International Migration, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2008, pp. 19-58. 01
2008 January Service Grundmann Mike Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) critiqued two student newspapers at the College Media Advisers conference in Washington, D.C., in October 2007. 01
2008 January Grant Strang Sharon L. Strang (Assistant Professor, Nursing) received $35,231 from the Merck Foundation to plan a chronic illness strategies clinic to help people manage their diseases and illnesses. 01
2008 January Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $288,884 from the Virginia Department of Health to assure the availability and accessibility of developmental services to children of Virginia in order to promote the optimal physical, cognitive, social, mental and emotional development and well being of all children and $92,678 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the educational programs of the clinic. 01
2008 January Grant Brimhall Melanie R. Brimhall (Director of Education, Madison Art Collection) received $6,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "Beyond Jamestown: Virginia Indians Past and Present" to provide opportunities for the JMU, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities and public schools within the collections service area to enjoy, discover and learn about the art and culture of Native Americans. 01
2008 March Appointments Loveland Dr. Jeffrey D. Loveland (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) was recently re-elected to serve as chairperson of the Occupational Therapy Advisory Board of the Virginia Board of Medicine. Loveland was reappointed for a four-year term in July 2007 by Governor Tim Kaine after previously serving from 2003 to 2007. 03
2008 March Appointments Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has been appointed to a five-year term on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. 03
2008 March Fellowship Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) has received a Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Brazil in summer 2009. 03
2008 March Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State — $140,760 to identify, gather, manage and distribute information to encourage support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and $30,484 for a mine action fellowship to provide public access to information about land mine action and small arms and light weapons control. Barlow received $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense to produce and distribute information about humanitarian mine-action technology via the Journal of Mine Action. Barlow received $19,427 from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement to assist in the publication of the seventh edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety." 03
2008 March Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $41,768 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to identify and quantify chemical contaminants of anthropogenic origin in the Shenandoah River associated with storm runoff that may be contributing to fish kills. 03
2008 March Grant Fleming Carol A. Fleming (Director, Outreach Programs) received $1,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to support six Wolf Trap artists as they delivered a one-week residency in each of Harrisonburg's elementary schools. 03
2008 March Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $83,000 from Research Corp. to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences in to the JMU chemistry and physics curriculum. 03
2008 March 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. 03
2008 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,728 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries. 03
2008 March Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $63,788 from the National Institutes of Health to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and to understand its mechanism of action in treatments for dry eye. 03
2008 March Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $108,963 from the National Science Foundation to explore hadron structure physics, specifically the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization and measurements of fundamental quantities, such as the muon lifetime. 03
2008 March Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $2,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for the council's Gala/Tech Nite 8.0. 03
2008 March Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse prevention and mental health services. 03
2008 March Grant Nye Akerson Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Emily Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services for Healthy Families to provide services to promote positive parenting, health and child development. 03
2008 March Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from Rockingham County Public Schools to provide communication intervention for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. 03
2008 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $95,219 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Center Region SBDC to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 03
2008 March Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $7,619 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the national "We the People:" Elementary Institute. 03
2008 March Presentation Broscheid Dr. Andreas Broscheid (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented "Strategic Dissents and Strategic Accommodation on the U.S. Courts of Appeals" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2007. 03
2008 March Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was an invited speaker at a conference on "China and Africa: Challenges and the Quest for Viable Peace," sponsored by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University. Pham presented"Between Hope and Fear: China's Africa Strategy, African Perceptions — Implications for the United States" March 31. 03
2008 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Do Not Resuscitate," an article that makes the case that "adopting a strategy of altering states to fit 'nations' instead of forcing 'nations' to fit states will put an end to the draining and futile efforts to prop up weak and tenuous nations." The article was published in the March/April 2008 issue of The National Interest. 03
2008 March Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published a book, "The Web: Social Control in a Lesbian Community," with University Press of America. Robinson also published an article, "Order in Chaos: Security Culture as Anarchist Resistance to the Terrorist Label," in Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 225-252. She published a book review of Tanya A. Erzen's "Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement" in Sociology of Religion, 2008, Vol. 69, Issue 1, pp. 110-111. 03
2008 March Publication Spear Dr. Joseph H. Spear (Associate Professor, Sociology) published a paper, "Prominent Schools or Other Active Specialties: A Fresh Look at Some Trends in Psychology," in Review of General Psychology, Vol. 11, No. 4. 03
2008 March Service Carter Dr. Tim Carter (Professor, Sociology) has been named a member of a research team that is investigating the effects of laws designed to curb illegal immigration into Prince William County, Va. 03
2008 March Service Raab Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. Raab is an emergency responder with the Harrisonburg Fire Department. 03
2008 March Service Renfroe Dr. Michael H. Renfroe (Professor, Biology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) led a Highly Qualified Professional Development Institute in Life Sciences for in-service exceptional education teachers through JMU's Department of Exceptional Education. Renfroe taught a class on diagnostic strategies for the Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Program in Lexington. The program is supported through the state extension service and trains individuals to serve as volunteer workers to increase the outreach of the extension service. 03
2008 March Service Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was appointed to the advisory board of Network Virginia, a Ford Foundation-funded initiative called "Difficult Dialogues: Promoting Pluralism and Academic Freedom on Campus." 03
2008 April Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $2,442 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 04
2008 April Grant Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to document deposits and landforms in the central Appalachians of Virginia. 04
2008 April Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $7,160 from the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia to conduct a Phase I archaeological survey on an approximately 60-acre parcel on the grounds of the museum in Staunton. 04
2008 April Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $16,625 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to fund public broadcasting special announcements at WMRA. 04
2008 April Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Head and Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $48,000 from the National Science Foundation to promote a better understanding of carbon cycling on geological timescales and its relationship with past climates and ecosystems that will provide a societal perspective in the context of the magnitude and impact of human-induced climate change. 04
2008 April Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $65,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to work with the Home Visiting Consortium to identify core home visiting practices in order to support all Virginia home visitors working with families prenatally and those with children ages 0 to 5. 04
2008 April Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $30,000 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services. 04
2008 April Grant Tongen Thelwell Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $24,191 from the Mathematical Association of America for "M3: Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics — Dynamical Systems and Chaos" to gain hands-on experience in the laboratory. 04
2008 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head, Physics and Astronomy; Professor, Physics) received $74,284 from the National Science Foundation to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons using polarized beams and targets. 04
2008 April Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $15,500 from the U.S. Geological Survey to produce geologic maps and cross sections of the western half of the Big Meadows 7.5' quadrangle that accurately represent the map pattern and structural relationships of the Stanley fault and associated structures and lithologies. 04
2008 April Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $42,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to fund the 2008 Health and Physical Education Content Teaching Institute. 04
2008 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $89,869 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the "We the People" National Middle-School Institute and $84,318 from the center to implement the "We the People" National Elementary Institute. 04
2008 April Honor Greene Leidholdt Woody Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design), Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) and John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) were named Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professors of Telecommunications. The professorships were created by William E. Bridgeforth Jr. to honor his wife and were established under Virginia's Eminent Scholars Program. The professorships recognize the distinguished accomplishments of Greene, Leidholdt and Woody, who will hold their positions for three years. 04
2008 April Honor Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Ron Osgood of Indiana University received a Best of Category award (Educational/Instructional) in the juried Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The award was for the companion DVD to their recent textbook, "Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age." 04
2008 April Honor McMahan Paula McMahan (Academic Adviser, Kinesiology) was selected as an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient in the Academic Advising-Primary Role category by the National Academic Advising Association. McMahan, one of 14 academic advisers honored with the category award in nationwide competition, will accept her award in October at the NACADA Annual Conference in Chicago. 04
2008 April Honor Wendelken Mehling Maune Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Toni Mehling (Director of Communications, College of Business; Adjunct Instructor, Media Arts and Design) supervised the production of "Curio 2007," which won first place in the district in the Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards. The magazine was produced in the SMAD 321 Feature Magazine Production class with layout and design input from Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design). 04
2008 April Honor Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) has been named the Outstanding Mentor of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Williams received the award April 10 at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Fort Worth, Texas. NASPE is part of the alliance. 04
2008 April Honor Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications) was the recipient of three juried creative awards in the Faculty Video Competition at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts: a Best of Competition and Technical Merit award for his video "Cat's Cradle: Saving Lives in the Valley" and an Award of Excellence for his video "Old Time Music Teacher." 04
2008 April Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) organized and participated in two panel discussions at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. Anderson moderated and presented on a panel titled "Web 2.0 and Interactive Media Frontiers." His presentation was "Business Communication with a Wiki: A Non-Production Course in SEO, Analytics and E-Marketing." He moderated a panel, "Visual Storytelling from Broadcast to Web." 04
2008 April Presentation Barstow Manning Don Barstow (Systems Analyst, Information Systems) and Joe Manning (Associate Director, Admissions) presented "Managing a Campus Visitation Program through PeopleSoft's Events" at PeopleSoft's Alliance Conference 2008, held March 10-13 in Las Vegas. 04
2008 April Presentation Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) presented "The Dynamics of Economic Integration in Venezuela" at the Conference on Trade Integration in the Americas held at the John G. Tower Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, April 10-11. Blake presented "Political Corruption in Latin America: An Assessment of Change and Continuity (1997-2007)" at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies in Tampa, Fla., April 17-19. 04
2008 April Presentation Goebel Dr. Robert O. Goebel (Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) presented a paper, "Tony Hillerman: From Print to Screen," at the Colloquium on Literature and Film, held at West Virginia University in October 2007. Goebel also presented "Lo germanico en los isomorfismos en Klingsor de Jorge Volpi" at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, October 2007. 04
2008 April Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications) organized and moderated a panel, "Postage Stamp Screens: Creating and Producing Content for Mobile Media," at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. Greene presented on the topic "Producing for the Postage-Stamp Screen: What Works, What Doesn't Yet." He also presented "International Internships: Hands-On Across the Pond" on a panel called "Successful Strategies and New Frontiers for Study Abroad in Communication." 04
2008 April Presentation Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a session on coaching writers and critiqued four student newspapers at the College Media Advisers conference in New York. 04
2008 April Presentation Hastedt Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Head, Justice Studies; Professor, Justice Studies and Political Science) presented during a panel discussion, "Intelligence and Foreign Policy," at the Leadership Studies Program at Williams College in Massachusetts April 12. The program focused on "In from the Cold: Richard Betts and the Renaissance of Intelligence Studies." 04
2008 April Presentation Johnson Dr. George C. Johnson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Working through the IT Conundrum" as part of a panel called "New Facilities Construction: Pitfalls and Prosperity" at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. 04
2008 April Presentation Lee Dr. Hak-Seon Lee (Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented "Outward FDI, Inter-sectoral Goods Sales Structure, and Industry Lobbying in the U.S." at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association held March 26-29 in San Francisco and at the 2008 Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association held April 3-6 in Chicago. 04
2008 April Presentation Lubert Dr. Howard L. Lubert (Associate Professor, Political Science) presented a lecture and led a discussion on James Madison and religious liberty for a group of public school teachers from Chesterfield County at the Center for the Constitution at Montpelier April 11. 04
2008 April Presentation Naranjo-Merino Andrea Naranjo-Merino (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) presented "Maria Mercedes Carranza, de la generacion desencantada" at I Congreso internacional: Las lenguas y sus literatures, Asociacion de jovenes investigadores filologos de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, October 2007, and at Congreso Tramas de la verdad, V Congreso internacional de analisis de textos, Valencia, Spain, November 2007. 04
2008 April Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented, with Colin Campbell, "Institutional Isomorphism and the Sociology of Religion: Where are the Muslims (and Buddhists and Hindus)?" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, held April 9-12 in Richmond. 04
2008 April Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "The Politics of Rights Framing and the Ex-Gay Movement" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, held April 9-12 in Richmond. 04
2008 April Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics conference held April 3 and 4 in San Francisco. 04
2008 April Presentation Spear Dr. Joseph H. Spear (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "The Relevance of 'The/A' Classical Tradition for Social Movements Theory and Sociology," at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, held April 9-12 in Richmond. 04
2008 April Presentation Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) moderated a panel of four JMU alumni who spoke on getting started in a New York media career at the College Media Advisers conference in New York. Wendelken also presented two sessions on teaching blogging and using a wiki as a content management system at the conference. 04
2008 April Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "Multi-dimensional training for athletic speed development" and "Multi-directional speed development" at the University of North Carolina Strength and Conditioning Clinic, May 2 and 3. Werner presented "Squat Technique" at the master coaches meeting at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association National Conference in Nashville, May 7-9. He also served as moderator for the Legends Roundtable at the national conference. 04
2008 April Presentation Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications) presented "Designing a Functional Network Intrastructure to Support Digital Needs" on a panel, "Best Practices: Do We Have Them? Do We Need Them?" at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. Woody presented "Mobile Media Production Technical Considerations" as part of a panel discussion, "Postage Stamp Screens: Creating and Producing Content for Mobile Media," at the festival. 04
2008 April Publication Cambriani Laura Cambriani (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) published an article, "Lingua per comunicare e lingua per studiare: Gli alumni non italofoni nella scuola italiana. Percorsi di avvicinamento e comprensione di un testo di storia," on www.glottodidattica.net, 2007, Vol. IV, pp. 26-40, University of Bari, Italy. 04
2008 April Publication Goebel Dr. Robert O. Goebel (Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) write an article, "(La muerte en) Un siglo tras de mi," which was published in Revuelta, July 2007. 04
2008 April Publication Keller Yang Dr. Jonathan Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "Leadership Style, Decision Context and the Poliheuristic Theory of Decision-Making: An Experimental Analysis," which was published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution. 04
2008 April Publication Naranjo-Merino Andrea Naranjo-Merino (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) published an article, "San Manuel Bueno, martir, y la filosofia del vivir," on www.Letralia.com in September 2007. 04
2008 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) contributed an article, "African Constitutionalism: Forging New Models for Multi-ethnic Governance and Self-Determination," to "Africa: Mapping New Boundaries in International Law," edited by Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt. The book is the 16th volume in Oxford-based Hart Publishing's Studies in International Law series. 04
2008 April Publication Regalado-Lopez Tomas Regalado-Lopez (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) wrote an article, "El Crack y sus perimetros," which was published in Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporanea, No. 34, Year XII, vol. 13, July-September 2007, pp. 123-135 by the University of Texas at El Paso. 04
2008 April Publication Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) completed a short comedy script, "The Way You Look Tonight," which is in preproduction, to be shot over the summer in the new School of Media Arts and Design studio. 04
2008 April Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) wrote an article, "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics," which was published in the Review of Austrian Economics, March 2008, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 81-97. 04
2008 April Service Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was appointed to the Domestic Partner Task Force of Virginia Colleges and Universities. 04
2008 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a series of mixed-media works May 23-June 25 at CoArt Gallery in Staunton. The exhibition, "Monhegan," is a collection of artworks created from his visits to Monhegan Island, Maine. 05
2008 May Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $55,000 from the National Science Foundation to complete a study of the physio-chemical properties of surface modified polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane-copolymer materials when exposed to plasma and chemical environments. 05
2008 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $155,430 from the U.S. Department of State to collect and analyze data on aging land mines in Cambodia to establish a knowledge base and recommendations for research on the extent and nature of land mind deterioration. 05
2008 May Grant Brodrick Tumer Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Tiffany Tumer (Air Quality Outreach Coordinator, Integrated Science and Technology) received $79,617 from the Economic Development Commission for "Ozone Outreach for Winchester and Frederick County" to increase the understanding of health consequences of ozone reduction measures. 05
2008 May Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $5,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance for "Landscape as Text: Transect Virginia '06" to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the commonwealth. 05
2008 May Grant Daniel Dr. Janet C. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Identification of Amino Acid Motifs Involved in the Determination of Substrate Specificity of the STP1 Hexose Transporter of Arabidopsis thaliana." 05
2008 May Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $7,515 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate research opportunities for a JMU student to work in the NIST laboratories. 05
2008 May Grant Downey MacDonald Handal Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina MacDonald Handal (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation to support a regional summer undergraduate research in chemistry site that includes deaf and hard-of-hearing participants. 05
2008 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to inventory water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry of implementing the management as developed in the forest plan. 05
2008 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $85,061 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct a cultural resource survey on a set of land parcels totaling approximately 690 acres on the grounds of the company in Middletown, Va. 05
2008 May Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Shifting Competitive Hierarchy? Implications for Restoration of the American Chestnut, Castanea dentata" to address the seedling performance of three dominant canopy tree species in manipulated forest gaps in the Shenandoah Valley. 05
2008 May Grant MacDonald Handal Dr. Gina MacDonald Handal (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $5,500 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for the Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry to fund an exceptional undergraduate student to carry out chemistry research. 05
2008 May Grant Hawk Dr. William J. Hawk (Head, Philosophy and Religion; Professor, Philosophy) received $5,590 from Hiroshima University to videotape lectures in Japan and sent them to students for educational purposes. 05
2008 May Grant Heydari Greenwald Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Steven J. Greenwald (Adjunct Professor, Information Security Program) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for 2008 New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 05
2008 May Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $24,910 from the University of California for "Hydroxyl in Rutile: An Oxygen and Water Barometer" to fund an undergraduate researcher to prepare samples for infrared spectroscopic analysis. 05
2008 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,800 from the National Science Foundation to plan and initiate an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project in Malta between faculty members from JMU and the University of Malta. 05
2008 May Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,626 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director, Research Development) received $1,162,776 from I2 Inc. to provide a visual investigative analysis software license. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $992,284 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. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development, Research and Public Service) received $46,458 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. 05
2008 May Grant Nye Williams Dr. Susan B. Nye (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) and Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $698 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities for Rockbridge County school teachers. 05
2008 May Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $285,656 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region SBDC to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 05
2008 May Grant Rudmin Dr. Joseph W. Rudmin (Professor, Physics) received $4,200 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate research opportunities for a JMU student to work in the NIST laboratories. 05
2008 May 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. 05
2008 May Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to focus on the roles of srr-2 and accessory secretory genes on the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype III group B streptococci. 05
2008 May Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $1,000 from the SAGE Project to assist with a survey. 05
2008 May Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $77,237 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 05
2008 May Honor Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) was selected as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Academic Advising Faculty Category by the National Academic Advising Association. Barron will accept the award Oct. 1 during the NACADA Annual Conference in Chicago. 05
2008 May Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was included in "Who's Who in American Education, 2007-2008" and "Who's Who in America 2008."Grayson was chosen as an Outstanding Educator for 2008 at JMU by the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. She also received the Gettysburg College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2008. 05
2008 May Honor Guerrier Nancy Guerrier (Teacher, Young Children's Program, College of Education) was honored May 7 as the 2008 recipient of the Mildred Dickerson Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award by the Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Dickerson was the teacher of Madison College's first nursery school that opened as a part of the Anthony-Seeger Campus School in 1958. 05
2008 May Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Storytelling as instructional pedagogy," at the 20th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held in West Pomona, Calif., in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students J. Huddleston and C. Chevalier presented a poster, "Exploring the characteristics of blind-walking to targets," presented in March at the 54th annual Southeastern Psychological Association conference, held in Charlotte, N.C., in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Borg Dr. Kevin L. Borg (Associate Professor, History) presented "The Texture of Business and Industry in Turn-of-the-Century Harrisonburg" May 6 as part of a series of lectures exploring local historical change in preparation for the June 7 Court Days Festival. Borg's lecture explored the businesses that thrived in Harrisonburg in the years surrounding 1900, including cigar marking, tanneries, a draft-horse market and early utilities. 05
2008 May Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and student P. Wickline presented a paper, "A Qualitative Study of the Pre-employment Personality Functioning of 100 Police Officers Using the Rorschach Comprehensive System," at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, held in New Orleans in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Child sexual abuse prevention: How effective?" at Prevention Works: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in Richmond in April. 05
2008 May Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Rape or just a bad night? Responses from victims and observers," the keynote address at the Radford Conference on Gender in April. 05
2008 May Presentation Nusser Dr. Nancy Nusser (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "De-Westernizing Theory and Practice of New Social Movements: The Indigenous Production of Transnational Media Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico," at the 2008 Conference of the International Communication Association, held in Montreal in May. 05
2008 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) organized a conference, "Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Economic Complexity," which drew participants from three continents to JMU May 17. A special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, edited by Rosser, will appear containing some of the papers presented at the conference. Rosser delivered the conference's plenary presentation, "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" 05
2008 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Knowing psychology, teaching psychology: We preach, but do we practice?" as the W. Harold Moon Invited Keynote Address at the 20th Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference held in Atlanta in February. 05
2008 May Presentation Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Living on the edge: The value of failure, making mistakes, and screwing up," an invited keynote address at the Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference held in Atlanta in February. 05
2008 May Presentation Irons Saville Zinn Several psychology faculty and students presented posters and symposium sessions in March at the 79th Eastern Psychological Association conference in Boston.
  • Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor) and students J.P. Erb, B.P. Jarvis and K.A. Kiel,"Cigarette smoking among college students: Characterization and contingency management."
  • Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor) and C.J. Correia, "Oh the places we'll go: Contingency management as a research tool and clinical intervention for substance abuse."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students B.L. Atkins and C.R. Gesualdi, "Is effort discounting best described by a hyperbolic or exponential function?"
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students A.R. Gisbert, J. Kopp and C. Telesco, "Internet addiction and impulsivity in college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor), "Interteaching: Bringing behavioral education into the 21st century" and "Teaching psychology as a career in high school and college."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and student M.N. Thompson, "Interteaching, delay discounting, and effort discounting."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and colleagues D. Finely, K. Goodwin and R. Wesp, "Entering the academic marketplace: Advice from the experts."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students K. Marchuk and E. Huffer, "I feel better when you do worse: A look at maximization and social comparison."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students J.N. Shalon, M. Slater and S. Irby, "Reactions to male and female professors' helping and civic virtue behaviors."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students S.L. Thachik, S. Irby, J.N. Shalon and M. Slater, "Are you ready for the real world?: An evaluation of two career development courses."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students V.L. Varfolomeeva, J. Kopp and S. Irby,"Entitlement in college students."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students K.Y. Wheeler and C. Mason, "Maximization, regret, and major satisfaction in college students."
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2008 May Presentation Saville Zinn Serdikoff Several psychology faculty and students presented posters in March at the 4th annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Harrisonburg.
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students B.L. Atkins and C.R. Gesualdi, "Effort discounting in a sample of college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students A.R. Gisbert and J. Kopp, "The relation between delay discounting and self-reported Internet use in college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor), "Interteaching: The impact of prep guides."
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2008 May Publication Cash Dr. Jean W. Cash (Professor, English) and Keith Perry of Dalton State College edited "Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South," a collection of essays by the late Mississippi native. Published by the University Press of Mississippi, the collection considers the work of the writer who is recognized as an exemplar of minimalist writing of the contemporary South. 05
2008 May Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published an online article, "Ex-Gay Politics on Campus," for Campus Pride, a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups. 05
2008 May Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "A guide to teaching research methods in psychology," which was recently published by Blackwell, Malden, Mass. Saville also published "Single-subject designs" in The Handbook of Psychology in the 21st Century, edited by S. F. Davis and W. Buskist. 05
2008 May Publication Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "Educational goals related to the research experience" in Developing, promoting, & sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology, edited by R.L. Miller, R.F. Rycek, E. Balcetis, S.T. Barney, B.C. Beins, S.R. Burns, R. Smith and M.E. Ware. 05
2008 May Service Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) is serving the second year of a three-year term as a board member of the International Society for Explorations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He is also serving as a reviewer for The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 05
2008 May Service Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) served on the Long Range Planning Committee, G. Stanley Hall and Harold Kirk Wolfe Nomination Committee, and Grants Activities Taskforce for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). 05
2008 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County 2009" to provide in-home parenting education and support services to parents who need individualized and comprehensive support. 07
2008 July Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Professor, Sociology) received $23,500 from Prince William County for "Evaluation Study of the Prince William County Police Immigration Enforcement Policy" to design statistical indicators of illegal immigration-related behavior, impacts, attitudes and practices as they relate to crime and to monitor them on a continuous basis as well as their impact on victimization and police services. 07
2008 July Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center) received $450,000 from the Institute of Education Sciences for "High School Intervention Development" to develop and evaluate an intervention package that will successfully reduce the fundamental challenges experienced by secondary age students with severe behavior disorders. Evans received $194,019 from the National Institutes of Health to develop and conduct a preliminary evaluation of a set of psychosocial interventions to high-school aged adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 07
2008 July Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $31,500 from various school districts for school psychology internship agreements. 07
2008 July Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2009. 07
2008 July Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $1,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for "A Season of Hope" to provide the community with the opportunity to experience music of an important period in American history performed by Rutha Harris. 07
2008 July Grant Holman Linda L. Holman (Business Manager, School of Theatre and Dance) received $2,650 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the JMU Children's Playshop to provide high-quality, affordable theater to children and families in the Shenandoah Valley. 07
2008 July Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $115,007 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to develop, acquire, produce or deliver programs and services which support preschool and adult education and to inform, educate and entertain families with program contents that deliver alternatives to commercialized radio. Lamb also received $34,286 from the board to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print disabled individuals. 07
2008 July Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, Academic Affairs; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Donald Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $207,342 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for partnership members, prospects, existing businesses and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. 07
2008 July Grant Owusu-Ansah Adams Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History) and Dr. Melinda J. Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $80,040 from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen African Studies course offerings and African language instruction, enhance and develop faculty expertise in Africana studies and increase awareness and knowledge of Africana studies at JMU and in the broader community. 07
2008 July Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $174,643 from the National Science Foundation to study engineering students through the lens of identity theory. 07
2008 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communications Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 07
2008 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Management) received $247,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters at JMU. 07
2008 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $8,500 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the council within the Shenandoah Valley. 07
2008 July Honor Reif Dr. Harry L. Reif (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) has been selected as a senior fellow of the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association. As a senior fellow, Reif is available to ITERA members for program evaluations, guest lectures, special program or project consultation and program development assistance. 07
2008 July Presentation McDonnell Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric/University Writing Center) presented a paper, "The DNA of Writing: Embracing the HOC/LOC Contrary," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Philadelphia. 07
2008 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) presented two papers, "A Global Perspective on the Non-Observed Economy, Income Inequality, Corruption and Social Capital" and "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics," at the 15th World Congress of the International Economic Association held in Istanbul, Turkey, June 25-29. Barkley Rosser also served as a discussant in an invited session on the economics of migration. 07
2008 July Presentation Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric) presented three scholarly papers: "Learning to Write with Colleagues Across Campus," at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference in Denver; "Writing in Action: Faculty Writing Groups as WAC Development," at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Austin; and "Tutoring to Liberate Choices," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Philadelphia. 07
2008 July Presentation Schubert Shrewsbury Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric/University Writing Center) and Kristen Shrewsbury (ESoL Specialist, University Writing Center; Instructor, Exceptional Education) led a Center for Instructional Technology Fireside Chat, "The 21st Century Reader: Too Much Information?" in April. 07
2008 July Presentation Werner Williams Greg Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "Concurrent Multi-Dimensional Training" at the 2008 Ultimate Athlete Clinic held July 25 and 26 in Rogersville, Tenn. Callye Williams (Senior Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning) presented "Sports Nutrition: The Missing Link" at the same clinic. 07
2008 July Publication Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) and Kathryn Keranen wrote "Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS," which was published by ESRI Press, Redlands, Calif. 07
2008 July Publication Kruck Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and J. Elliott (JMU alumnus) published "Help — Someone Robbed My Second Life Avatar!" in Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 1, (2), 1-11. 07
2008 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote an article, "Debating the Role of Econophysics," which was published in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, July 2008, vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 311-323. 07
2008 July Publication Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric) published an article, "A Five-Paragraph Defense of the Five-Paragraph Essay," in Writing on the Edge, Spring 2008. 07
2008 July Service Myers R. Ann Myers (Head and Professor, Social Work) was appointed to a three-year term on the Council on Social Work Education Strategic Planning Committee and the Commission on Curriculum and Educational Innovation that sets the education policy by which social work education programs are accredited. Myers served as a chairperson for two accreditation site visit teams during the 2007-08 academic year. She was an abstract reviewer for the Council on Social Work Education annual program meeting. Myers was the chairperson of the student poster session at the Annual Baccalaureate Program Director's Meeting, developing the rubric currently used for judging. 07
2008 December Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited his photograph, "Path to Western Brook Pond," in the 5th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Band of the Arts in New Bern, N.C., in July and August 2008. Maune was an artist-in-residence at the Montana Artist Refuge in Basin in July 2008. 12
2008 December Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $1,500 from RONCO Consulting Corp. for design and production of a RONCO pamphlet. 12
2008 December Grant Brakke Kastendiek May Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics), Dr. Jon Kastendiek (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Christine May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $50,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for "Smith Creek, Virginia, Headwaters Brook Trout Restoration" to make substantial improvements in the brook trout resources in the eastern United States by converting riparian and upland pastures to bottomland and upland forests. 12
2008 December Grant Ghant Valarie Ghant (Director, Multicultural/International Student Services) received $2,500 from the North Carolina Campus Compact for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to promote diversity and unity on campus through fun, creative and educational programs as well as through community service projects. 12
2008 December Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received grants of $1,257,145 and $281,911 from the Virginia Department of Education for fiscal year 2009 support of the center. 12
2008 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for Blue Ridge Area Health Center support to make health care more accessible to the immigrant community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. 12
2008 December Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement) received $16,685 from the U.S. Army to create a distance learning course in political science. 12
2008 December Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $2,000 from Virginia First LEGO and $1,000 from Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services to increase literacy and educational achievement in Harrisonburg by supporting teachers in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools in their use of the Thinkfinity.org Web site. 12
2008 December Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $12,736 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Geological and Geophysical Data Analysis Using a Virtual Globe" to establish a methodology for embedding digital mapping data, geophysical survey results and tectonic data from existing paper maps in four-dimensional virtual globe models. 12
2008 December Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received two grants from the Center for Civic Education — $3,350 for the "We the People" National Elementary Institute and $2,360 for the "We the People" National Middle School Institute. 12
2008 December Grant Zullo Dr. Robert H. Zullo (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $11,589 from Travel, Events and Management in Sports to participate in the 2008 TEAMS Conference. Zullo received $500 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to create event management guides for the foundation in 3-on-3 basketball, bocce, bike race and tennis.

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2008 December Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) was recognized by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, among Leading Scientists of the World, International Scientists of the Year in 2008 and 2000 Outstanding Scientists 2008/2009 and by the American Biographic Institute Inc. among International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders, 2008. 12
2008 December Honor Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for the outstanding paper on a minorities topic and the David Sloan Award for the outstanding faculty paper for "Japanese American Internment in Popular Magazines: Race, Citizenship, and Gender in World War II Photojournalism." 12
2008 December Honor Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) won the 2008 Nelson Mandela International Essay Competition on African Security and Development for his paper, "Imagining the Congo Secure and Stable."Pham's selection was announced Dec. 4 by the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London and the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two organizations established the prize three years ago with support from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. RUSI Journal, the institute's flagship defense and security publication, published Pham's essay. 12