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September

Year Month Type Name Description month
2008 September Grant Buchholz Bernstein Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. David H. Bernstein (Professor, Computer Science) received $141,583 from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop a file carving framework for computer forensics. 09
2008 September Grant Burtner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Disc Emission via a Bias-free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre" to contribute to the DEBRIS survey with analysis of the Herschel data, to follow up new sources with ground-based observations and to provide modeling. 09
2008 September Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received two grants from the Virginia Geographic Alliance — $5,000 to support the co-coordinators responsibilities associated with producing newsletters, traveling for alliance business at agencies and offices and alliance meetings and $5,000 to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the state. 09
2008 September 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 at the school. 09
2008 September Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $73,342 from the Department of Defense to obtain a scholarship in order to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of information technology for war fighting and the security of its infrastructure. 09
2008 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $207,375 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. 09
2008 September Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,476,668 from the National Science Foundation for "Bridging the Valley: A STEP Ahead for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Majors" to develop and implement a research design for monitoring STEP implementation among the four partners and to design and conduct an impact evaluation plan to collect data, track progress and evaluate student outcomes. 09
2008 September Grant MacDonald Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $275,484 from the National Science Foundation to identify and describe important ion-protein interactions that are involved in nucleotide binding and the salt induced stabilization of alternate RecA conformations. 09
2008 September Grant Martin Thelwell Sochacki Pruett Dr. Jason W. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. James S. Sochacki (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Charles D. Pruett (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $50,000 from the National Science Foundation to acquire a single 16-core server and associated peripheral equipment. 09
2008 September Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $825 from the National String Project Consortium to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors from JMU to gain teaching experience while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 09
2008 September Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,500 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for Tangier Island Wind and Wind Outreach to examine regulatory and jurisdictional issues, identify a permitting framework and support continued collection of wind data. Miles received $10,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the Virginia Wind Energy Workshop to help local officials to consider advancements in wind power technology, potential impacts and benefits from development and challenges in both the site and permit process. 09
2008 September Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $1,800 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. 09
2008 September Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $264,063 from the National Science Foundation to construct PCAL, a large calorimeter for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility at the Jefferson Lab. 09
2008 September Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $6,099 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 09
2008 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $80,369 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. 09
2008 September Grant Pierrakos Anderson Kander Pappas Prins Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Robin D. Anderson (Associate Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director and Professor, Engineering), Dr. Eric C. Pappas (Associate Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation to expose engineering students to a broad range of problem-based learning environments, evaluate and assess students' learning outcomes, disseminate PBL practices and findings to the engineering community and establish science, technology, engineering and mathematics partners. 09
2008 September Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center of Loudoun County Inc. to establish a scholarship for a graduate speech-language pathology student in the Externship Semester of the Masters Program. 09
2008 September Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $15,000 from Verizon for the HEF Thinkfinity Academy to increase literacy and educational achievement in Harrisonburg by supporting public school teachers in their use of the Thinkfinity.org Web site. Swayne received $10,000 from Dominion Foundation for the 2008 FIRST LEGO League Challenge: Climate Connections: Building a Global Game Plan to operate regional and state tournaments for the Virginia FIRST LEGO league. 09
2008 September Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $50,704 from the National Science Foundation to integrate new research in 3-D and 4-D geobrowser visualizations with undergraduate education in geoscience courses. 09
2008 September Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the U.S. Geological Survey for a Shenandoah River Watershed Land Cover History Workshop to convene experts to share and ascertain current knowledge regarding land use and land cover changes and their biophysical impacts in the watershed. 09
2008 September Honor Poag William R. (Randy) Poag (Retired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Laboratory Manager, Facilities Management) was inducted into the Nashville Auto-Diesel College Alumni Hall of Fame, in part for his leadership in biodiesel fuels adoption at JMU. Poag served as Facilities Management's liaison with academic departments at JMU, working with faculty and students on electric and compressed natural gas vehicle projects. Since retiring in 2005, he has continued to share his expertise with JMU. 09
2008 September Honor Rosser Jr. Cramer Jr. The 2008 conference on Dynamic Modeling in Economics and Finance was held Sept. 25-27 in honor of Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration). The conference at the University of Urbino in Italy was the first such event held to honor a JMU professor. 09
2008 September Honor Stoloff On behalf of the JMU Department of Psychology, Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) accepted the American Psychological Association Departmental Award for Culture of Service at an APA leadership meeting Oct. 4 in Tempe, Ariz. The award honors departments who stand out among their national peers in service to professional organizations, their university and their community and includes $5,000 to fund departmental activities. 09
2008 September Presentation Moore Dr. Kelli Moore (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Whither to Celebrate Whiteness? Bonding and the Inclusion of 'White' as Ethnic," at a conference on Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View from Abroad at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom in June. 09
2008 September Presentation Teske Dr. Robin Teske (Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Environmental Politics: Thinking About the Relationship Between the Local and the Global," at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. 09
2008 September Publication Adams Keller Dr. Melinda Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Jon Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Rhetoric vs. Reality: U.S. Foreign Assistance to Africa under Bush 41 and Bush 43" in White House Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2. 09
2008 September Publication Adams Dr. Melinda Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "Women's Executive Leadership in Africa: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Broader Patterns of Change," which was published in Politics & Gender, Vol. 4, No. 3. 09
2008 September Publication Cohen Dr. Marty Cohen (Assistant Professor, Political Science) is the co-author of a book, "The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform," which was published by the University of Chicago Press. 09
2008 September Publication Eksterowicz Hastedt Dr. Anthony Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Professor and Director, Justice Studies) co-edited a book, "The Presidencies of George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush: Like Father Like Son?" with NOVA Publishers. The book formed the basis of the Byrd Symposium on the two presidents at JMU in the spring of 2008. 09
2008 September Publication Ferraiolo Dr. Kathleen Ferraiolo (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "State Policy Innovation and the Federalism Implications of Direct Democracy," which was published in the 2008 Annual Review issue of Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 38: 3, pp. 488-514. 09
2008 September 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 "Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans Morgenthau in International Relations," edited by Michael C. Williams, which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2008. 09
2008 September Publication Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote "Dynamic Discontinuities in Ecologic-Economic Systems," which was published as Chapter 10 in "Discontinuities in Ecosystems and Other Complex Systems," edited by Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling, Columbia University Press, 2008, pp. 179-192. 09
2008 September Publication Scherpereel Dr. John Scherpereel (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote a book, "Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union," which was published by FirstForum Press, a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers. 09
2008 September Publication Skelley Dr. B. Douglas Skelley (Professor, Political Science) published "The Persistence of the Politics-Administration Dichotomy: An Additional Explanation" in Public Administration Quarterly. 09
2008 September Publication Ulanski Dr. Stanley L. Ulanski (Professor, Geology) wrote "The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic," which was published Sept. 8 by the University of North Carolina Press. 09