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Madison Scholarly News - 2009

Year Month Type Name Description month
2009 January Grant Bannigan Dr. Alex Bannigan (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $18,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to better understand the molecular mechanisms of mitosis in plants and how they differ from animals. 01
2009 January Grant Bechtel Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate a potential role for lacritin in keratocyte cell proliferation and wound healing. 01
2009 January Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $65,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for "Chesapeake 2000 Implementation" to assist with development of implementation plans for nonpoint source pollution related to total maximum daily loads through Virginia's Water Quality Monitoring Information and Restoration Act. 01
2009 January Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $20,941 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Institute of Higher Education Council for the Early Education of Children with Disabilities to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 01
2009 January Grant Bloss Dr. Timothy A. Bloss (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to characterize the roles of ICD-1 and ICD-2 in repression of apoptosis and to study how this repression is released in cells fated to die. 01
2009 January Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $8,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "'Tell Me Your Names': A Seminar on the Poetry of Lucille Clifton" that will support Virginia high-school English teachers and university faculty members in teaching skills improvement. 01
2009 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $34,600 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to provide service coordination and special instruction services in the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. 01
2009 January Grant Hubbell Nye Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $44,200 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse and mental health services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region. 01
2009 January Grant Hurney Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate embryonic segmentation and tail development in the four-toed salamander. 01
2009 January Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the active site of N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid amidase to elucidate the structure-activity relationships of its binding and catalytic sites, with the ultimate goal of designing potent and selective inhibitors of this enzyme. 01
2009 January Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the American Wind Energy Association for the Virginia Wind Energy Workshop to help local officials consider advancements in wind power technology, potential effects and benefits from development and challenges in the siting and permitting process. 01
2009 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Amphibian Protection: Antifungal Agents of Beneficial Bacteria on Salamander Skins" to expand knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship of symbionts and microbial ecology as well as to develop new strategies in amphibian conservation. 01
2009 January Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Subcellular localization of nine beta-amylases of Arabidopsis thaliana." 01
2009 January Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $29,712 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conduct on-farm energy audits in the poultry, dairy and greenhouse sectors in the Shenandoah Valley. 01
2009 January Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to describe a set of experiments using double-walled nanotubes as a test system in which both electrical properties and atomic structure of two well understood objects can be measured. 01
2009 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $23,720 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop and deliver courses via distance education, to expand student participation and to carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium. 01
2009 January Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to hold a workshop on using Internet-based technologies and standards for the visual representation of historical processes. 01
2009 January Honor Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was elected to Fellow status in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). 01
2009 January Presentation Andre Baker Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented "Psychology as a Natural Science Online" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Apple Barron Irons Lawrence Reis-Bergan Saville Zinn Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A few of our favorite things: Activities and demonstrations for teaching psychology" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Apple Reis-Bergan Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Online Tools to Promote Student Collaboration" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented "Education in a virtual world: An introduction to Second Life" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. Baker also presented, with S. Lantinga and S. Frantz, "Workable course policies: Meaning what we say" and, with S. Frantz and R. Frickle, "Why do you have a syllabus? And do you really need one?" at the meeting. 01
2009 January Presentation Baker Reis-Bergan Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Going Virtual: An Introduction to Second Life" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Buch and S. Spaulding presented "The what, why and how of creating a Psychology Learning Community" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), E. Ovitt, L. Krakosky and J. Koepfler presented "Using the MMPI-2 RC Scales to Predict Performance in Police Officers" and "Using the IAT Reasoning Test to Predict Aggression in Police Officers" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Walnut Creek, Calif., October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Brewster Buffington-Vollum Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies), D. Englert, J. Koepfler, C. Tussey, E. Ovitt and L. Krakosky presented "Characteristics of Decredentialed Federal Agents in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Walnut Creek, Calif., October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K. Van Eck, B. Hoza, A.Y. Mikami and J.S. Owens presented "Social impairment for children and adolescents with ADHD: Etiology and intervention" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K. Van Eck, D. Crowley and K. Flory presented "Goal orientation and academic achievement for middle school students with ADHD" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), J.M. Sadler, O.A. Christensen, C.E. Brady, K. Sax and C. Rainear presented "The effect of pacing on academic interventions in a six-week Summer Treatment Program" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Harris Kaplan Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Ulas Kaplan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Comprehensive Hybrid Course Development" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented "Ancient Afrikan Spiritual Architecture" at the National African-American Student Leadership Conference at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., Jan. 16. 01
2009 January Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K.A. Schmidtke, J. Johnson, K. Martin and M. Sylvester presented "Does Caffeine Function as a Flavoring Agent in Sodas?: A systematic replication of Griffiths and Vernotica" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Teaching the Psychology of Women" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Pastor Barron Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), B.J. Miller and S.L. Davis presented "A latent profile analysis of college students' achievement goal orientation" at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association in Rocky Hill, Conn., October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "Siblings as Agents of Language Maintenance and Change in Dominica, West Indies" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Reis-Bergan Baker Apple Zinn Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Faculty-Student Communication, Beyond Face to Face" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "From laboratory to lecture hall: Applying psychology in the classroom" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Schultz Evans Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), K. Sax, O. Christensen, E. Leighton-Herrmann, B. Shribman and the WGBH Interactive Kids Group presented "The efficacy of a ten-session parent training program in reducing caregiver strain in families of children with ADHD" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Schultz Evans Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), C. Rainear and K. Van Eck presented "Assessing clinically significant change for participants of the Challenging Horizons Program" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Technology and Learning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Stewart Talley Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Luci, J.C. Kasey, M. Kushwaha, M. Stanley and E. Ackerman presented "Promoting multicultural awareness in pre-professional health care service providers" at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology 19th International Congress in Bremen, Germany, in July 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Stoloff Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Deal With It!" at the annual meeting of the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology in Atlanta, November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Talley Serpell Pastor Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Sociocultural instruction within the General Education Curriculum: Using multicultural training to enhance learning objectives" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008. 01
2009 January Publication Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) edited a special issue on Visual Latin America of Visual Anthropology Review, Vol. 24:2, Fall 2008. 01
2009 January Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote, with Jungwoo Ryoo, Tae Hwan Oh and Seungjae Shin, "A Comprehensive Readiness Assessment Framework for Identity Theft Safeguards in Web-Based Electronic Government Systems," which was published in Electronic Government: An International Journal, pp. 19-40, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009. Choi also wrote "Green Technology in IT and Communication," a technical report published by the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association in January. 01
2009 January Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote four articles, "Mandatory reporting,""Virginia's picture,""Virginia's online mandatory reporter training" and "The Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia," which were published in the fall 2008 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter. 01
2009 January Publication Majors Inman Majors' (Assistant Professor, English) third novel, "The Millionaires," was published by W.W. Norton and Co. Inc. in January. 01
2009 January Publication Solometo Geib Dr. Julie Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Phil R. Geib of the University of New Mexico published "An Unfinished Folsom Point Base for NE Arizona" in Current Research in the Pleistocene, 2008, vol. 25. 01
2009 January Service Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) served on the editorial consulting boards for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Journal of Experimental Education. 01
2009 January Service Daniel Dr. David Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the managing editor for the Mind, Brain, and Education Journal that was named the 2007 Best New Journal-Social Sciences and Humanities by the Association of American Publishers' professional and scholarly publishing division. 01
2009 January Service Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity. 01
2009 January Service Lawrence Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology) is serving as chair of the Planning Committee for the June 2009 Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. 01
2009 January Service Lee Dr. Matthew Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was the co-chair for the 2008 Asian American Psychological Association convention Volunteer Committee. Lee serves as an editor for the APA's Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal. 01
2009 January Service Stoloff Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) is the Web master and a member of the board of directors of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. Stoloff also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology. 01
2009 January Service Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) serves as the program coordinator for the Teaching Institute for the Association for Psychological Science. Zinn is a member of the Teaching Awards Committee, AP Review Committee and co-chair of the Involvement Task Force for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She also serves as a consulting editor for the society. 01
2009 January Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $32,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 01
2009 February Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $46,846 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to address the archaeological recovery, interpretation, analysis and report preparation phases for two historically significant archaeological sites that will be affected by planned quarry construction. 02
2009 February Grant Hubbell Nye Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse and mental health services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region. 02
2009 February Grant May Dr. Christine L. May (Faculty Research Associate, Stream Ecology, Geology and Environmental Science) received $4,400 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "The Influence of Sediment Deposition on the Emergence Success of Juvenile Salmonids." 02
2009 February Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $74,404 from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish goals and objectives and to provide leadership in support of curriculum development that addresses issues and technologies pertinent to wind power, to interact with potential stakeholders at other higher-education institutions and to collaborate with mid-Atlantic wind working groups. 02
2009 February Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $1,996 from the All Hazards Consortium for two undergraduate students to participate in the AHC Border Coordination Summit. 02
2009 February Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to work with the Home Visiting Consortium to identify the core Virginia Home Visiting training and to plan for training all Virginia Home Visitors on core competencies. 02
2009 February Grant ODonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $4,994 from the Virginia Department of Education to conduct an introductory-intermediate-level seminar that discusses the essential components for evaluating dysphagia in schools via the VDOE Dysphagia Best Practice Guidelines. 02
2009 February Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to understand what students learn during undergraduate research and industry experiences and how they use and transfer complex solving problem skills in new settings. 02
2009 February Grant Rife Monroe Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $97,204 from the National Science Foundation for the Shenandoah Valley Consortium in Molecular Biology to provide students with research experiences with faculty mentors that expose them to ethical issues in science and give them practice in communicating scientific ideas. 02
2009 February Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $36,500 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to support production of the professional journal in 2009. 02
2009 February Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $19,116 from the U.S. Army to provide a Strategic Communications course for Army personnel. 02
2009 February Grant Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $8,070 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on changes in conceptions of accountability and transparency due to the ongoing melamine scandal in China's dairy industry. 02
2009 February Honor Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) has been selected to receive a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, "A Good Picture is Hard to Kill: Hansel Mieth and Social Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1949," about the photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE magazine. Flamiano's work is designated a "We the People" project that encourages the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture. Flamianois the third JMU faculty member to receive the NEH summer stipend. 02
2009 February Honor Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was selected for a 2009 Monette-Horwitz Trust Award for her research and service in support of the LGBTQ community and in combating homophobia. The awardees will be announced at the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards ceremony in New York. 02
2009 February Presentation Brewer Dr. Benjamin D. Brewer (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "Global Commodity Chains, Income Inequalities and World-Systems Analysis: The Missing Link of Inequality and the Upgrading Paradox," at the "Losing Our Chains: Rethinking the Commodity Chain through Disarticulations" workshop, held at Florida Atlantic University in February. 02
2009 February Presentation Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "Network Security for Cyber War," with Matthew Diana and Allison Johnson, at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, held in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 18-20. 02
2009 February Presentation Kaussler Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Economic Survival versus Deterrence: Iran's Ambiguous Persian Gulf Policy," at the Naval Academy's "Gulf and the Globe Conference," held in Annapolis in January. 02
2009 February Presentation Linder Dr. Fletcher Linder (Director, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies; Associate Professor, Anthropology) wrote a paper, "Crafting Big Bodies: Reaching for Beauty, Struggling with Justice," which was presented by Stephanie Sadre-Orafai of New York University at the American Anthropological Association Conference, held in San Francisco in November 2008. 02
2009 February Presentation Scherpereel Dr. John Scherpereel (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Religion, Politics and Belonging in the EU-27 and Turkey: Worlds Apart?" at the International Studies Association annual meeting, held in New York in February. 02
2009 February Presentation Yang Keller Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Jonathan W. Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented their paper, "Problem Representation and the Poliheuristic Theory of Decision-making," at the 2009 meeting of the International Studies Association, held in New York Feb. 15-18. 02
2009 February Publication Hammond Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) wrote "Earthborn from the Same Mother: Another Look at Elements of Equality within Plato's Political Vision," which was published in Polis. Hammond also has an encyclopedia of Political Theory now in print from Greenwood Press. 02
2009 February Publication Keller Yang Dr. Jonathan W. Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "Empathy and Strategic Interaction in Crises: An Poliheuristic Perspective," which was published in Foreign Policy Analysis, 5(2), 77-97. 02
2009 February Publication Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote, with Christian Breunig, an article, "Punctuated Budgets and Governors' Institutional Powers," which was published in American Politics Research. Koski also wrote, with Breunig and Peter Mortenson, an article, "Budget Dynamics in Comparative Perspective," which was published in the International Review of Comparative Politics. 02
2009 March Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services to provide services to promote positive parenting, health and child development. 03
2009 March Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $74,768 from Strategic Analysis Inc. to conduct an initial search of identified research, training and education initiatives related to irregular warfare. 03
2009 March Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $15,000 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. 03
2009 March Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the 2009 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program. 03
2009 March Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $18,654 from the Virginia Department of Education to assess the feasibility of telepractice in speech language pathology to address the shortage of qualified personnel in Virginia's public schools. 03
2009 March Grant Hubbell Webb Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Catherine J. Webb (Instructor, Nursing) received $61,000 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
2009 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $81,405 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming. Hubbell received $28,735 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to provide service coordination and special instruction services through the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. 03
2009 March Grant Hughes Augustine Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $126,000 from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary materials science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at JMU to encourage students to identify themselves as scientists through their participation in actual materials science research, their close interaction with faculty and other students and their communication of their results within the REU and at regional and national meetings. 03
2009 March Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $3,325 from the National String Project Consortium to support the second year of the JMU String Project by creating assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain hands-on teaching experiences to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 03
2009 March Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop an active lacritin construct as an efficacious, nontoxic topical treatment. 03
2009 March Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel X. Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $111,643 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
2009 March Grant Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,000 from the Verizon Foundation to provide sponsorship of the innovation in kindergarten through 12th grade education at the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Gala. 03
2009 March Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conduct on-farm energy audits in the poultry, dairy and greenhouse sectors in the Shenandoah Valley region. 03
2009 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $102,443 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 03
2009 March Grant Spindel Dr. Jonathan H. Spindel (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $500 from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance to explore the use of active video gaming to treat dizziness and balance disorders through vestibular rehabilitation therapy. 03
2009 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2009 Health and Physical Education Content/Teaching Institute. 03
2009 March Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) is one of eight women honored by the Library of Virginia's 2009 Virginia Women in History project, which recognizes women, past and present, who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation and the world. Grayson was honored at a March 26 reception held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 03
2009 March Honor Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received the 2009 Maude A. Stewart Award, which is presented annually to an alumnus of The Ohio State University who demonstrates exceptional leadership, service or innovation in the profession of higher education and student affairs. Noftsinger earned a master of arts in higher education administration and student affairs from Ohio State in 1987. 03
2009 March Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) presented "Supervision: Landscapes of Systems and Management in the Gilded Age" for the session "Re-viewing the American Landscape" at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles in February. 03
2009 March Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) gave the opening address on "The U.S. Africa Command: The Strategic Assumptions" at an international conference on "Conflict, Human Security, and Energy: African Reaction to the New U.S. Africa Command" at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh on March 20. Pham presented "Looking Ahead at the Strategic Implications of China's Expansion in Africa" at a conference on "China in Africa: Energy and Influence" at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., on March 27. 03
2009 March Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) and Ric Chollar of George Mason University presented "Effective Strategies for Proposing and Implementing a Curriculum in LGBTQ Studies" at the Generation Equality/Equality Virginia annual conference held at the University of Virginia in March. 03
2009 March Presentation Taalman Dr. Laura Taalman (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) presented a lecture on sudoku puzzles and their variants, with emphasis on links to many mathematical problems, March 20 at the Spring Research Conference sponsored by the Brigham Young University mathematics department. 03
2009 March Presentation White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) presented a paper, "Quality vs. Quantity: The Historic Relevance of Narrative, Life History and Fiction in the Struggle for Homosexual Rights," in March at the Global Arc of Justice: Sexual Orientation Law Around the World, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles. White presented "Marry, Mary! (Quite Contrary): Homosexual Marriage in ONE Magazine, 1953-1959" at the 16th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, held in February in Washington, D.C. 03
2009 March Publication Eksterowicz Hastedt Dr. Anthony Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Professor, Justice Studies) co-edited a book, "The Presidency of the United States: New Issues and Developments," for NOVA Publishers. 03
2009 March Publication Hanifi Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (Assistant Professor, History) wrote "Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier," which was published in March by Columbia University Press. Part of the Gutenberg-e history monograph series, Hanifi's work is the first monograph-length treatment of the economy and society of 19th century Afghanistan and the first sustained consideration of British Indian colonialism's effect on the country. It is available on an open access Web site at http://www.gutenberg-e.org/hanifi/. 03
2009 March Publication Koski Dr. Chris Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote, with Josh Nickerson and Christopher Filippi, an article, "Linear Longitudinal Decline in Fractional Anisotropy in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Preliminary Results," which was published in Clinical Neuroradiology. 03
2009 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 "Strait Talk," a commentary about the link between the publication by the Defense Department of the report on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China 2009 and U.S. relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, which was published March 30 on National Interest online, the Web edition of the foreign policy journal. Pham wrote an essay, "Been There, Doing That: America's Ongoing Security Engagement in Africa," in which he defends the leadership of AFRICOM. The essay was published in an issue of Contemporary Security Policy focusing on "The Troubled Rise of AFRICOM." 03
2009 March Publication White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote a book, "Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights," which was published by the University of Illinois Press. 03
2009 March Publication Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) and Scott Niederjohn of Lakeland College wrote an article, "Keynesian, Monetarist and Supply-Side Policies: An Old Debate Gets New Life," which was published in Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. 03
2009 March Service White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) has been hired as a principal investigator in a research project at Rutgers University whereby he will constitute and lead a core and project teams to redesign Rutgers University Libraries' Web interface. 03
2009 April Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense to oversee Technology Section of the Journal of Mine Action. 04
2009 April Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $38,210 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to contribute to the Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre survey with analysis of the Herschel data. 04
2009 April Grant Coverstone C. Scott Coverstone (Deputy Chief, Public Safety) received $34,185 from the Harrisonburg Police Department to enhance police enforcement through Mobile Cop technology in police vehicles. 04
2009 April Grant DePaolis Dr. Rory A. DePaolis (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $32,745 from the University of York to explore the differences in infant directed speech between American and British-English. 04
2009 April Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation for "Summer Undergraduate Research in Chemistry: A Regional REU Site that Includes Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Participants, Year 3" to provide research experiences for undergraduates that include opportunities in sub-disciplines including analytical, biochemistry, synthesis, natural products and spectroscopy. 04
2009 April Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $76,658 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct cultural resource investigations on archaeological sites on the Northern Reserve Parcel southwest of Middletown, Va. 04
2009 April Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $356,909 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 04
2009 April Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,920 from the Community Resource Center to provide payroll services for the Community Resource Center staff and $5,722 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 04
2009 April Grant Martin Dr. Carla D. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $5,000 from the Mathematical Association of America for the Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Young Women to offer a day of hands-on mathematical workshops for young women in grades 7 through 10, their teachers and parents. 04
2009 April Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,420 from the Virginia Department of Health to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMAN/Every Woman's Life project that focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services. 04
2009 April Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Counselor Institute) received $307,330 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
2009 April Grant Tongen Thelwell Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,030 from the Mathematical Association of America for "M3: Mentoring Minorities in Mathematics" to sponsor minority students interested in participating in JMU's National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. 04
2009 April 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, Year 3" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons using polarized beams and targets. 04
2009 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received three grants from the Center for Civic Education - $95,119 for the second annual "We the People" National Middle-School Institute and $89,180 and $85,538 for the seventh annual "We the People" National Elementary Institutes. 04
2009 April Honor Apple Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the recipient of a 2009 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the academic advising faculty category from the National Academic Advising Association. Apple will be recognized for his contributions to the improvement of academic advising Sept. 30 during the NACADA Annual Conference in San Antonio. 04
2009 April Honor Harris Rich Harris (Director, Community Service-Learning) is the recipient of the inaugural Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement from Campus Compact. Harris received the award April 21 from the national association of more than 1,100 public and private college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. 04
2009 April Honor Lane Chandra M. Lane (Academic and Career Advisor, Career and Academic Planning) is the recipient of a 2009 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the academic advising primary role category from the National Academic Advising Association. Lane will be recognized for her contributions to the improvement of academic advising Sept. 30 during the NACADA Annual Conference in San Antonio. 04
2009 April Honor Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been appointed to the 2009 Senior Fellows class of the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. Noftsinger, one of 30 people selected for the current class, was chosen based on his individual expertise in critical infrastructure protection, information assurance, and science and technology policy. The members of the 2009 class are drawn from government, academia and the nonprofit and private sectors. 04
2009 April Honor Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has accepted an invitation from James K. Galbraith, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Economists for Peace and Security, to serve as a Fellow of the society. Fellows constitute the governing body of the society above the Board of Directors. Economists for Peace and Society was founded in 1989 by Nobel Prize winners Kenneth J. Arrow and Lawrence Klein. 04
2009 April Presentation Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) gave the keynote address on "Excluded Aesthetics: Skin Bleaching and Portrait Photography in The Gambia, West Africa" at the Photography, Ethics and Aesthetics Symposium at Case Western Reserve University, April 17. 04
2009 April Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) discussed the legal challenges presented by Somali piracy as a panelist in an April 16 Web seminar sponsored by the Harvard University Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. 04
2009 April Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) and JMU students Alicia Breig (Justice Studies), Christine Clarke (Communications) and Jessie Dodson (Sociology) presented "The Logic of Ethnic and Religious Violence in Iraq" at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, International Law and Collective Violence at Davis & Elkins College, April 17. 04
2009 April Presentation Spivey Robinson Dr. Sue E. Spivey (Professor, Justice Studies) and Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "Precursors to Genocide?" at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, International Law and Collective Violence at Davis & Elkins College, April 18. 04
2009 April Publication Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "The Dynamics of Economic Integration in Venezuela and Their Implications for the FTAA Process," which was published in Law and Business Review of the Americas, 15, #1 (2009), 81-103. 04
2009 April Publication Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) co-edited the journal Visual Anthropology Review (25:1). 04
2009 April 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 paper, "Responding to the Challenge of Somali Piracy," for a forum sponsored by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on security issues related to piracy in the Horn in Africa. The center, housed at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., supports the development of U.S. strategic policy toward Africa. 04
2009 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Associate Dean, Schools of Communication, Information and Media, College of Arts and Letters) exhibited the photograph "Rocks" at the Virginia Legislative Art Exhibit, January-April in Richmond. 05
2009 May Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,000 from Instant Access Networks to provide guidance on effective EMP/RFW protection concepts and design elements. 05
2009 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $87,066 from the U.S. Department of State to plan and implement a workshop in Bogota, Colombia, to improve the collaborative planning required to expand Colombia's mine clearance capacity and the interagency cooperation required to implement an expanded mine action program. 05
2009 May Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $16,008 from DuPont Crop Protection for a summer internship to support fieldwork for an ecological study of South River. 05
2009 May Grant Cavey Slykhuis Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $21,375 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Early Childhood Special Education Content Teaching Academy. 05
2009 May Grant DuVal Lamb Thomas E. DuVal (General Manager, WMRA-FM) and Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $2,000 from NCO for "My Source Community Impact" to tell unique and personal stories about how public broadcasting serves as a source for information, entertainment and empowerment. 05
2009 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $150,000 from the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium to produce a Web-based interactive mapping tool that integrates relevant data developed at JMU with data from partner agencies. Miles received $10,020 from the U.S. Navy to establish the economic viability of the Dam Neck Annex at Naval Air Station Oceana for the production of electricity from wind turbines. 05
2009 May Grant Miles Papadakis Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of wind power in Virginia - onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale - by engaging in varying activities in a three-year strategic plan. 05
2009 May Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conduct on-farm energy audits in the poultry, dairy and greenhouse sectors in the Shenandoah Valley. Papadakis received $1,998 from Shenandoah National Park to conduct a feasibility study of the potential for extensive energy auditing of structures in the park. 05
2009 May Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health - $45,000 to provide management services and to implement the Virginia Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program and $24,500 to provide management services and to implement the Navigating through the U.S. Health Care System for Immigrants, Refugees and Migrants Program. 05
2009 May Grant Zingraff Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Richard Ingram (Computing Coordinator, College of Education) received $60,645 from the Virginia Department of Health to purchase the development, production, hosting and release of electronic educational and resource materials to support Bright Future Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents. 05
2009 May Honor Greene Hinshaw Grundmann Rustin P. Greene (Professor and Assistant Director, Media Arts and Design), Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design), Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Colin Greene (Junior, Media Arts and Design) produced "Life Changing … Without a Doubt," a 10-minute program promoting JMU's Semester in London, that won an Aegis Award in the promotional/sales category. Hinshaw, Grundmann, Scott Graham (Senior, Media Arts and Design) and Heather Elliott (Senior, Media Arts and Design) produced "Geometry Rules," a 15-minute program for middle-school students showing real-world applications of geometry that won an Aegis Award in the educational category. 05
2009 May Honor Hall Dr. Michael D. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) is president elect of the Psi Chi National Council. His term begins at the conclusion of the American Psychological Association/National Council meeting in Toronto in August. 05
2009 May Honor Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received a three-month Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2009-10 for his proposal, "Brotherhood on Paper: Giacomo Patri and the Representation of Interracial Solidarity in the American Labor Movement." 05
2009 May Honor Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) earned two awards from the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in April. Woody received a Best of Competition award in the Interactive Multimedia competition for "Best Solo Webpage: www.iedithd.com" and a Best of Competition in the Faculty Video competition for "MillerCoors Shenandoah Plant Visitors Video." 05
2009 May Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Professor and Director, Media Arts and Design) moderated and presented "Using WordPress as a Content Management System" on a panel titled "Web Creation and Maintenance for Non-Techies: Using Online Tools to Create and Manage Content-Driven Websites" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas April 21-25. 05
2009 May Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology), M. Bhalla, B. Beins, D.S. Dunn, V. Prohaska and M. Zlocovitch presented "Report on the APA National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology (NCUEP): A blueprint for the future of undergraduate education in psychology" at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Pittsburgh, in March. 05
2009 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Creating Learning Communities (and a Community of Learners) in Psychology at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Adopting a person X context perspective in achievement goal research" at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association held in San Diego in April. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Emerging Pedagogies in the Developmental Course" at the Society for Research in Child Development's Teaching of Developmental Science Institute held in Denver in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Getting Their Technology to Work for Your Students" at The Future of Teaching and Learning Professional Development Conference, 2009, Denver Transfer Initiative, held in Denver in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "If It Doesn't Work It Isn't Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in the Real World" and "Teaching as Co-Dependence" at the Professional Development Conference 2009 held at Devry University in North Brunswick, N.J., in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology), M.H. Immordinao-Yang and D. Willingham presented "Neuroscience in the Classroom: Debating the Debates" at the biennial meeting of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society held in Philadelphia in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Heart Mountain Stories: Photographs of Japanese American Internment" at the Virginia Humanities Conference held April 3 at Virginia Commonwealth University. Flamiano's presentation was based on research for her forthcoming book, "A Good Picture is Hard to Kill: Hansel Mieth and Social Reform Photojournalism, 1934-49." 05
2009 May Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor and Assistant Director, Media Arts and Design) presented "Can Student Screenwriters Provide Valuable Criticism to Their Peers?" and "Working with Producers and Managing the Set to Get What You Want" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas April 21-25. 05
2009 May Presentation Hall Dr. Michael D. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Relative contributions of spectral and temporal dimensions to source identification" at the Human Research and Engineering Directorate Seminar Series, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, in March. 05
2009 May Presentation Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) was a presenter at a briefing on the current plight of amphibians held May 11 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Harris discussed his research that includes a recent discovery of a new way to prevent certain infection in frogs using pro-biotic bacteria that grows on their skin. The briefing was sponsored by The Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, a partnership of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Zoo New England, Defenders of Wildlife, Africam Safari, Houston Zoo, Summit Municipal Park and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), C. Bell, M. Brown and Q. Davis presented "The Semester Project: Benefits and Strategies for Students' Long Term Investment in Course Concepts" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta in February. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and M. McCarthy presented "Helping Students Consume Knowledge: Using food to teach Psychological Principles" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta in February. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Bridging the Gap: Translating Research into Practice … in the Classroom!" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and JMU students A.E. Vasi, D.M. Melchione, M.A. Dudkin, S.M. Willstein and A.N. Sorg presented "Contingency Management and Fitness" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" at the conference on "The Economic Crisis and Its Implications for Economics as a Science" at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Waterloo, Ontario, May 1-4. 05
2009 May Presentation Saunders Womack Todd Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology), Dr. Christopher J. Womack (Associate Professor, Kinesiology), Dr. M. Kent Todd (Associate Professor, Kinesiology), JMU students Stephanie F. Gilson and Dana F. Corriere, Charles W. Moran and Rebecca W. Moore presented "Effects of Chocolate Milk Consumption on Markers of Muscle Recovery during Intensified Soccer Training" at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine held May 27-30 in Seattle. 05
2009 May Presentation Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Incorporating interteaching into your classes: Using psychology to teach psychology" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta in February. 05
2009 May Presentation Saville Irons Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Can Teaching Save Psychology?" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Soenksen Wendelken Grundmann Dr. Roger Soenksen (Professor, Communication Studies and Media Arts and Design), Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented workshops at the College Media Advisers national conference in New York in March. Soenksen spoke on media law, Wendelken convened alumni to address breaking into the job market and Grundmann addressed critiquing the campus newspaper. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Saville Serdikoff The following presentations and posters were given at the 5th annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis conference held in Harrisonburg in March. JMU students P.A. Halsey and S.H. Robertson and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Assessing the putative anxiolytic effects of Valerian administration in rats using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)."Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student B.P. Jarvis, "Give them data and they will come: Verifying behavior in contingency management and other ideas." Student T. Lambert and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "Delay and effort discounting: Predicting performance in an interteaching-based course." Students E.R. Miner, L. Mayberry, S. Willstein, S.H. Robertson, M. Dudkin and C. Howard and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "Caffeine and friends: Examining the effects of caffeine on impulsivity." Students S.H. Robertson and P.A. Halsey and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM) to assess the putative anxiolytic effects of Kava."Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students A. Gisbert, J. Kopp and C. Telesco, "Internet addiction and delay discounting in college students."Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students B. Atkins, R. Columbe, C.R. Gesualdi and A. Schlottmann, "Effort-based decision making." Student A.N. Sorg and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "A comparison of behavioral and clinical measures of impulsivity." Students A.E. Vasi, D. Melchione, M. Dudkin and A.N. Sorg and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "Contingency Management of Exercise." 05
2009 May Presentation Serdikoff The following presentations and posters were given at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Phoenix in May. Students T.E. Egan and L.F. Power and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Training Discrimination of Blood Alcohol Level following Oral Ethanol Self-Administration in College Students." Students P.A. Halsey and S.H. Robertson and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "An examination of the anxiolytic effects of Valerian administration in rats using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)." Students L.F. Power and T.E. Egan and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "College students' discrimination of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) following oral ethanol self-administration." Students S.H. Robertson and P.A. Halsey and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM) to examine Kava Kava's putative anxiolytic effects." 05
2009 May Publication Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Infusing cross-cultural experiences into the classroom," which was published in "Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity Across the Curriculum" by Stylus Publishing LLC in 2009. 05
2009 May Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) wrote "Review of Human: The science behind what makes us unique, Michael S. Gazzaniga," which was published in Choice, February 2009. 05
2009 May Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) and JMU students R.K. Wentz and M.M. Woods wrote "Using virtual worlds in education: Second Life as an educational tool," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 36, 59-64. 05
2009 May Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology), C.R. Ovando and D.S. Dunn wrote "Building bridges: Why college faculty should go back to high school," which was published in Essays from excellence in teaching, Vol. 8, pp. 40-44. 05
2009 May Publication Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students A.R. Brown, T.E. Egan, C.R. Gesualdi and K.A. Marchuk wrote "Validity," which was published in "21st century psychology: A reference handbook," Sage, 2008. 05
2009 May Publication Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Continuing Professional Development for Psychologists in the United States," which was published in Forensic Update, 94 (summer), 13-16. 05
2009 May Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote "Scholarship in teaching and learning: An interview with John Mitterer," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 36(1), 65-69. 05
2009 May Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) and D.A. Poole wrote "The ecology of pedagogy: How collaborative research can prevent us from harming students," which was published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(1), 91-96. 05
2009 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Chemical and electromagnetic exposures as disability barriers: Environmental sensitivity," which was published in Disability & Society, 24(2), 187-199. 05
2009 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and V.M. Rice wrote "Sickness related dysfunction in persons with self-reported multiple chemical sensitivity at four levels of severity," which was published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 72-81. 05
2009 May Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote several articles for the Spring 2009 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter- "Mental health needs of foster children and children at-risk for removal,""Children's services system transformation,""Virginia's picture,""Spotlight: FOR KEEPS,""Spotlight: Smart Beginnings,""Spotlight: CATCH,""Spotlight: Rappahannock Area Child Development Center, ""Spotlight: The Childhelp Children's Center of Virginia,""Foster care as a mechanism to access mental health services,""Resources on mental health care for children and adolescents,""Resources on custody relinquishment" and "Where to find reviews of effective treatments." 05
2009 May Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Mental health needs of foster children: What a CASA should know," which was published in The CASA Connection, 2(1), 3-5. 05
2009 May Publication Hall Dr. Michael E. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) and J.W. Beauchamp wrote "Clarifying spectral and temporal dimensions of musical instrument timbre," which was published in Canadian Acoustics, 37(1), 3-22. 05
2009 May Publication Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and W. Buskist wrote "Preparing the New Professoriate: What courses should they be ready to teach?" The article was published in Teaching of Psychology, 35, 201-204. 05
2009 May Publication Kaussler Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote "Iran's Next Leadership?" which was published in May in Foreign Policy in Focus. 05
2009 May Publication Lawrence Dr. Natalie K. Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), R.A.R. Gurung, P.I. Ansburg, P.A. Alexander and D.E. Johnson wrote "The state of the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 35, 249-261. Lawrence also wrote "On social psychology and human nature: An interview with Roy Baumeister," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 35, 132-138. 05
2009 May Publication Lawrence Serdikoff Zinn Baker Dr. Natalie K. Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) wrote "Have we demystified critical thinking?" The article was published in "Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices." 05
2009 May Publication Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology), S.S. Lee, T.A. Mok and D.W. Chih wrote "Looking beyond the numbers: Asian American college students' perceptions of racial climate," which was published in "Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans, Vol. 5: New perspectives on Asian American parents, students and teacher recruitment." 05
2009 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 "China's 'Surge' in the Middle East and Its Implications for U.S. Interests," which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, 31:177-193. 05
2009 May Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) wrote "Autism, Through a Social Lens" for Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, 8(2):40-45. 05
2009 May Publication Reis-Bergan Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote "Mindless eating is mindful reading," a book review that was published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 133-136. 05
2009 May Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "Performance under competitive and self-competitive fixed-interval schedules of reinforcement," which was published in The Psychological Record, 59, 21-38. 05
2009 May Publication Wunderlich Dr. Roshna Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) was one writer of a research paper featured on the cover of the May 7 issue of Nature. Wunderlich and her colleagues focused on an analysis of the feet of Homo floresiensis, the miniature hominins who lived on a remote island in eastern Indonesia until 18,000 years ago. 05
2009 May Service Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) serves on the editorial board of American Journalism, the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Journalism Historians Association. Flamiano is the book manuscript reviewer for Sage Publications. 05
2009 May Service Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) coordinated the work of five JMU Media Arts and Design students in producing a Broadcast Education Association/National Association of Broadcasters promotional video that was shown at the BEA's Awards Ceremony April 23 in Las Vegas. Woody is completing his Apple Fellowship on researching the integration of high definition video in academic environments. His work has included producing seven four-minute videos about various HD support technologies for the MacWorld Exhibition in San Francisco and 31 videos produced at various college and university site visits and other locations. 05
2009 July Exhibition Opala Chatelain Ehrenpreis "Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone," an exhibition produced by curator Joseph A. Opala (Adjunct Professor, History), consultants Gary Chatelain (Professor, Art and Art History) and Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) and JMU alumni Joseph Beatty (History), Megan Bove (Fine Arts), Jessica Payne (Fine Arts) and Reed Ganther (Industrial Design), is on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago through Feb. 28, 2010. The exhibition of photographs and historic drawings contains 20 panels with information on Bunce Island's history as the place where many African slaves passed on their way to North America during the 18th century. A nine-minute video made by Jacque Metz of Rice Coast Productions in Charleston, S.C., accompanies the exhibit. The video features a computer reconstruction of the slave castle made by Chatelain and Opala with funds provided by television actor Isaiah Washington in 2007. 07
2009 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received grants of $50,000 and $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County 2009-2010" to provide education resources and support for first-time parents. 07
2009 July Grant Babcock Dr. Sharon K. Babcock (Associate Professor, Biology; Coordinator, Pre-Professional Health Programs) received $93,556 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society national headquarters office. 07
2009 July Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State - $510,495 to act as an information clearinghouse to identify, gather, manage and distribute information to encourage and stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and $76,580 to provide public diplomacy outreach to encourage the support of programs undertaken by the same office. 07
2009 July Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine if brainstem areas that are rich in serotonin mediate the cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses to a hypoxic stress. 07
2009 July Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $78,679 from the Space Telescope Science Institute for a comparative analysis, "Constraining the co-evolution of black hole growth and star formation at the lowest levels of galactic nuclear activity." 07
2009 July Grant Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) received $68,484 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for "Establishing complex auditory circuits: Molecular mechanisms and functional implications for treating the hearing impaired." 07
2009 July Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $43,058 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone for archaeological recovery, interpretation, analysis and report preparation for two historically significant sites that will be affected by planned quarry construction. 07
2009 July Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for publication of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2010. 07
2009 July Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $86,832 from the Department of Defense to lay the foundation for a computer forensics lab that would be used by students and faculty for educational purposes and to develop and offer an information security vulnerability assessment lab. 07
2009 July Grant Heydari Greenwald Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Steven J. Greenwald (Adjunct Professor, Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to manage the financial aid fund for the 2009 New Security Paradigms Workshop. 07
2009 July Grant Martin Dr. Carla D. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $113,229 from the National Science Foundation to advance theoretical and computational multilinear algebra via several newly developed tensor constructions. 07
2009 July Grant Miles Goodall Papadakis Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Amy L. Goodall (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr.Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the National Science Foundation to research development of coastal and offshore renewable energy and to collaborate with the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium with an initial focus on offshore winds, waves and marine biomass. 07
2009 July Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Donald R. Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $206,810 to provide economic development support services for the SVP's regional members, prospects and existing businesses. 07
2009 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software license. Noftsinger and Newbold received $47,077 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC. 07
2009 July Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,030,338 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. 07
2009 July Grant Pappas Harper Pierrakos Prins Striebig Dr. Eric C. Pappas (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Steven R. Harper (Assistant Professor, Management), Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Integrating Developmental Instruction in Sustainability Contexts into an Undergraduate Engineering Design Curriculum." 07
2009 July Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received four grants from the Virginia Department of Health - $135,278 to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia "WiseWoman/Every Woman's Life Program," a project that focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to breast and cancer screening services, $68,350 to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator to coordinate the public education, professional development and recruitment components of the Every Woman's Life, $4,950 to extract pertinent content in English from the Hispanic Low Literacy Materials and format it so that it can be uploaded to the Virginia Department of Health Web site and $4,458 to provide management services and to implement the Spanish Bilingual Assistant Training Grants Program. 07
2009 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia for continued support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. Reed received $10,000 from Eastern Virginia Medical School to provide students with a clinical learning experience at EVMS. 07
2009 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing) received $247,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus. 07
2009 July Grant Simmons Campbell William L. Simmons (Police Officer, Public Safety/Police) and Margaret A. Campbell (Crime Prevention, Special Events and Rape Aggression Defense Systems Coordinator, Public Safety/Police) received $500 from Wal-Mart to help provide training to community members in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 07
2009 July Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $30,626 from the National Science Foundation to develop a suite of teaching materials designed to cover the key concepts surrounding the use of ocean sediment cores for interpretation of past climate changes and new core data and interpretation from Arctic and Antarctic drilling expeditions that provide evidence of rapid and cyclic Cenozoic climate change. 07
2009 July Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $30,550 from the Center for Civic Education to coordinate the state's efforts to implement the "We the People: Project Citizen" curriculum. 07
2009 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow and 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. 07
2009 July Grant Zingraff Ingram The Virginia Department of Health announced in July the availability of a new Web site about child health and development that is the electronic version of Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents - commonly referred to as Bright Futures. The site, http://www.healthyfuturesva.com, was produced in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics and JMU. Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Richard Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received the grants to make Bright Futures accessible to parents and caregivers. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/coe/art_072409_BF_launch.shtml. 07
2009 July Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) delivered the opening address, "The Failed State and Regional Dimensions of Combating Somali Piracy," at an international meeting on Somali piracy held July 8 at The Hague, Netherlands. The meeting, "Pioneering for Solutions against Piracy Focusing on Geopolitical Analysis, Counter-piracy Initiatives and Policy Solutions," was sponsored by the Netherlands Institute of International Relations at Clingendael. 07
2009 July Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Emerging Markets and Stock Market Bubbles: Nonlinear Speculation?" which he wrote with Dr. Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics; Director, Office of Economic Services) and Jamshed K. Uppal, at the 15th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance of the Society for Computational Economics at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, July 15-17. 07
2009 July Publication Kruck Dillon Dr. S.E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems) and Dr. Thomas W. Dillon (Professor, Computer Information Systems) wrote "Identifying Employer Needs from Accounting Information Systems Programs," which was published in the Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(4), 2008, 403-410. 07
2009 July Publication Lending Dillon Dr. Diane Lending (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems), Dr. Thomas W. Dillon (Professor, Computer Information Systems) and Dorthea McDowell wrote "Perceived quality benefits influenced by usefulness and documentation accuracy of information systems," which was published in CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, November/December 26(6), 2008, 350-357. 07
2009 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 a review of Martin N. Murphy's "Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World," which was published in the RUSI Journal, a publication of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London. 07
2009 July Publication Rosenhouse Dr. Jason D. Rosenhouse (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) wrote "The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brain Teaser," which was published by Oxford University Press in July. 07
2009 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote a paper, "Chaos Theory Before Lorenz," which was published in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, July 2009, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 257-269. 07
2009 July Publication St. John Kearns Dr. Kristen E. St John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Lance E. Kearns (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Catherine Stickley and Nalan Koc, both of the University of Tromso and the Norwegian Polar Institute, Richard Jordan of Yamagata University, Sandra Passchier of Montclair State University and Richard Pearce of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton wrote a report published in Nature in July that concludes that significant sea ice formation occurred in the Arctic earlier than previously thought. A July 15 article in Science Daily states: "The researchers conclude from their analysis, which covers a two-million year period, that episodic sea ice formation in marginal shelf areas of the Arctic started around 47.5 million years ago, about a million years earlier than previous estimates based on ice-raft debris evidence only. This appears to have been followed half a million years later by the onset of seasonal sea-ice formation in offshore areas of the central Arctic, and about 24 million years before major ice-sheet expansion in the region." 07
2009 July Publication Thomas Hamilton Dillon Dr. Daphyne S. Thomas (Professor, Business Law), Dr. Author J. Hamilton (Professor, Business Law), Dr. Thomas W. Dillon (Professor, Computer Information Systems) and M.L. Usry wrote "The importance of communicating workplace privacy policies," which was published in Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 20(2), 2008, 119-139. 07
2009 December Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,000 from EMPRIMUS LLC to provide guidance on effective protection concepts and design elements. 12
2009 December Grant Bannigan Dr. Alex Bannigan (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address questions about the function of an Arabidopsis motor protein essential to mitosis. 12
2009 December Grant Bechtel Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to test if lacritin will have an effect on corneal keratocyte cell proliferation and generation of the repair fibroblast phenotype observed during stromal tissue wound healing. 12
2009 December Grant Caran Minbiole Seifert Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Kyle Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $100,000 from Research Corp. for "Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles as Novel Surfactants and Antimicrobial Agents" to build comprehensive, mechanism-based understanding of a novel approach to membrane disruption, and thus antimicrobial activity. 12
2009 December Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $74,569 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Child Development Clinic 12
2009 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $11,315 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to complete phase II and III levels of archaeology on the sites on the Northern Reserve Parcel at Middletown. 12
2009 December Grant Halsell Dr. Susan R. Halsell (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate and identify molecules either controlled by or collaborating with RhoA signal transduction during remodeling of tissues such as the neural tube and during control of the cell cycle and cytokinesis in Drosophila. 12
2009 December Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $192,546 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 the language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 12
2009 December Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $108,273 from the Virginia Department of Health to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education. 12
2009 December Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to provide greater insight into how the subtle differences in primary structure confer to protein stability. 12
2009 December Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to further expand the knowledge of the complex relationship of mutualistic symbionts and microbial ecology. 12
2009 December Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $179,888 from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the feasibility of achieving significant reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions using a set of low cost, no cost and short payback best practices. 12
2009 December Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to correlate the atomic level of structure of double-walled carbon nanotubes with their device performance. 12
2009 December Grant Race Nye Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $75,116 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community academic partnerships. 12
2009 December Grant Stover Lynn F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $6,625 from the Council on Economic Education to provide an opportunity for area classroom teachers, grades 3-7, to receive instruction on implementing a mini-economy program in their classrooms. 12
2009 December Honor Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology, Geology and Environmental Science) was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in November. The AAAS Council elected 531 members as Fellows in recognition of their contributions to science and technology. Brakke is affiliated with the Section on Education. He will be recognized at the Fellows Forum Feb. 20, 2010, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego. 12
2009 December Honor Umhoefer Stewart Jessica Umhoefer (Graduate Student, Doctor Program in Clinical and School Psychology) graduated from the Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy, during the organization's Oct. 6-11, 2009, conference in Atlanta. Umhoefer studies with Dr. Anne L. Stewart (Professor, Psychology), who is the founder and current president of the Virginia Association for Play Therapy. 12
2009 December Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Creating personal connections with students within the classroom context: A motivational force for learning?" at the 39th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives in Philadelphia. 12
2009 December Presentation Apple Benedict Reis-Bergan Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr.James O. Benedict (Professor Emeritus, Psychology) and Dr.Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Using just-in-time teaching for controversial topics" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Baker Serdikoff Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Animals in psychology: Lessons from teaching comparative psychology and psychology of learning" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Brewster Buffington-Vollum Krakowski Ovitt Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies), D. Englert, C. Tussey and JMU students J. Koepfler, L. Krakowski and E. Ovitt presented a paper, "Characteristics of decredentialed federal agents in the air force office of special investigations: A follow up report" at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Hartford, Conn. 12
2009 December Presentation Brewster Saville Stoloff Koepfler Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU student J. Koepfler presented a paper, "Prediction models of aggressive behavior in police officers," at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Hartford, Conn. 12
2009 December Presentation Brewster Stoloff Krakosky Ovitt Niziurski Price Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU students L. Krakosky, E. Ovitt, J. Niziurski and C. Price presented "Does the IAT reasoning test mask its true purpose?" at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Hartford, Conn. 12
2009 December Presentation Gibson Lockaby McEnroe Vos Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J. Bryant, S. Lockaby, W. McEnroe and A. Vos presented "Experiences of persons with multiple chemical sensitivity with psychological providers," "Down the rabbit hole: The different world of chemical intolerance" and "Psychological reports and chemical intolerance: Evaluation or delegitimization?" at the Southwest Conference on Disability, held in Albuquerque, N.M. 12
2009 December Presentation Harllee Dr. Carol Harllee (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) presented "Image of the Widow in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Conduct Manuals" at the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies annual meeting in Kansas City, April 4, 2009. 12
2009 December Presentation Harris Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and M. Chappell presented "Engaging students on controversial issues with free web-based tools" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Lawrence Apple Reis-Bergan Zinn Dr. Natalie K. Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr.Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "You can do anything you want": Taboo topics in advising" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) presented "Brotherhood on Paper: Giacomo Patri and the Representation of Interracial Solidarity in the American Labor Movement" at the American Studies Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and at Randolph-Macon College. 12
2009 December Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Complex Ecologic-Economic Dynamics and Sustainability," a plenary address to the conference "From GDP to Well-Being: Economics on the Road to Sustainability," which was held in Ancona, Italy, Dec. 3-5, 2009. 12
2009 December Presentation Stoloff Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented, as a keynote speaker, "The Psychology Major: What we do and what should we do" at the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology Meetings in Atlanta. 12
2009 December Publication Adams Dr. Melinda J. Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Ma Ellen: Liberia's Iron Lady?" in "Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Office," edited by Rainbow Murray, Praeger Publishers. Adams also published "Transnational Feminist Activism and Globalizing Women's Movements" with Gwynn Thomas in "The International Studies Compendium Project, edited by R. Denemark et al, Wiley-Blackwell. 12
2009 December Publication Adolino Blake Dr. Jessica R. Adolino (Associate Dean, School of Public and International Affairs; Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Charles H. Blake (Head and Professor, Political Science) published "Comparing Public Policies, 2nd Edition" with Congressional Quarterly Press. 12
2009 December Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), M. McCarthy, J. Halonen, D. Dunn and G. Hill wrote a paper, "Developing scientific reasoning skills in beginning and ending students" published in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Barron Andre Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Buch and S. Spaulding wrote "Learning communities as an innovative beginning to the psychology major: A Tale of two campuses" published in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Fagan Keach Jody Condit Fagan (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) and Jennifer A. Keach (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) published "Web Project Management for Academic Libraries," a book offering practical, real-world solutions to help Web project managers. 12
2009 December Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Mental health needs of foster children and children at risk for removal" published in The Virginia Psychologist, (2), 13-15. Grayson wrote an article, "Capping the undergraduate experience: Making learning come alive through fieldwork," published in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Harllee Dr. Carol Harllee (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) wrote an article, "Neither Seen Nor Heard: Women in the Spanish Sixteenth-Century Conduct Dialogue," which was published in eHumanista 12 (2009), 202-30. (Available at http://www.ehumanista.ucsb.edu/volumes/volume_12/index.shtml.) Harllee wrote an article, "Pull Yourself Up by Your Inkwell: Pedro de Madariaga's Honra de escribanos (1565) and Social Mobility," which was published in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.5 (2008): 545-67. 12
2009 December Publication Harris Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and S. Cameron wrote a paper, "Displacing Wikipedia: Information literacy for first-year students," published in "Best Practices for teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a review of "Orientalism and Islam: European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism n the Middle East and India" by Michael Curtis, which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, 31: 415-422, 2009. Pham wrote a commentary, "Unfriendly Skies: Taiwan's Exclusion from UN Agency Undermines Air Safety," which was published in the online journal The Cutting Edge Dec. 21, 2009. 12
2009 December Publication Reif Mathieu Dr. Harry Reif (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Rick Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "Global Trends in Computing Accreditation," which was published in Computer, November 2009, Vol. 42, No. 11. Computer is the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society. 12
2009 December Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Victor M. Yakovenko published a paper, "Statistical Mechanics of Money, Wealth, and Income," published in the Review of Modern Physics, 81(4), 1703-1725 12
2009 December Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "2009 teaching award winners. Teaching of Psychology" published in Teaching of Psychology, 36, 225-232. Saville wrote a paper, "Using evidence-based teaching methods to improve education," published on the PsychTeacher discussion list. 12
2009 December Publication Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Honors thesis as a capstone experience: A possible perfect ending," published in "Best Practices for teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Addressing the multiple demands of teaching introductory psychology," in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major." 12
2009 December Publication Whitmeyer Pyle Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and David W. Mogk edited "Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches," which was published in late 2009. The book focuses on field instruction while bringing together the ideas and best practices of traditional field geology courses and the technological future. 12
2009 December Publication Zinn Reis-Bergan Baker Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr.Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Ten things I hate about my capstone - and a few ways to fix them," published in "Best Practices for teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." Zinn wrote "But I really tried! Helping students link effort and performance" in the APS Observer, 22(8). 12
2009 November Grant Babcock Dr. Sharon K. Babcock(Coordinator of Pre-Professional Health Programs; Associate Professor, Biology) received $95,161 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society national headquarters office. 11
2009 November Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 11
2009 November Grant Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons(Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $16,987 from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and to determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables. 11
2009 November Grant Lawler Dr. Richard R. Lawler(Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $133,638 from the National Science Foundation to determine how life history traits are influenced by genetic, sex-specific and ecological factors in a species with a slow life history schedule. 11
2009 November Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, 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 $1,460,425 and $278,887 from the Virginia Department of Education to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 11
2009 November Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training and Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $244,697 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state-directed activities of the department and the Training and Technical Assistance Centers. 11
2009 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $2,125 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 the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 11
2009 November Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $165,500 from Valley Aids Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 11
2009 November Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $51,502 from New College Institute to develop, provide, and administer an undergraduate adult degree program leading to a bachelor's degree from JMU, with course instruction being provided on site and through distance technologies at the offices of the New College Institute. 11
2009 November Grant Sternberger Coffman Fazzion Muhonja Pettit Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Professor, Italian), Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Swahili) and Robert E. Pettit (Head, Military Science) received $285,000 from the Institute of International Education Inc. to improve the language skills and regional expertise for future military officers through the ROTC Duke Battalion and strengthen the Department of Foreign Language, Literature and Cultures, particularly in Swahili language offerings. 11
2009 November Honor Cavazos Dr. David E. Cavazos (Assistant Professor, Management) was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry. 11
2009 November Honor Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) was recognized as the 2009 Virginia State Star at the National Association of Small Business Development Center's Annual Conference in September. 11
2009 November Honor Woodruff Martha Woodroof (Reporter/Producer, WMRA-FM) received the Outstanding Public Service in the Media Award from the Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley at the professional organization's 14th annual Media Appreciation Awards Reception, Nov. 18 in Harrisonburg. 11
2009 November Publication DuBose Pringle Yankey Dr. Philip B. DuBose (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Business; Professor, Management), Dr. Charles D. Pringle (Professor Emeritus, Management) and Michael D. Yankey (Lecturer, Management) published "Personality Characteristics and Choice of Academic Major: Are Traditional Stereotypes Obsolete?" in the College Student Journal. 11
2009 November Publication Federico Dr. Annette R. Federico (Professor, English) published "Gilbert and Gubar's 'The Madwoman in the Attic' after Thirty Years," including retrospective accounts of the ways in which the original piece has influenced teaching, feminist activism and the lives of women in academia. 11
2009 November Publication Gallagher Dr. Daniel G. Gallagher (CSX Distinguished Professor, Management) and Tui McKeown (Monash University) co-authored a paper, "Working Without an Employer: Establishing a Model of Independent Contractors' Well-Being," which was presented as a keynote session paper at the 15th International Industrial Relations Association in Australia. 11
2009 November Publication Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote "Battling Nell: The Life of Southern Journalist Cornelia Battle Lewis, 1895-1956." The biography follows the life of one of the first women in the South to run a newspaper's editorial page. 11
2009 November Publication Parks Dr. Laura L. Parks (Assistance Professor, Management) published an article, "Personality, Values, and Motivation" inthe journal of Personality and Individual Differences, November 2009. 11
2009 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote, "Peripheral Vision: A Model Solution for Somalia," published in RUSI Journal, 154(5), 84-90. The journal is the flagship publication of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London. Pham also wrote a review of Michael Vlahos'"Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Change," which appeared in RUSI Journal. He also wrote a review of "African Immigrant Religions in America," a volume edited by Jacob Olupona and Regina Gemignani, which was published in Politics and Religion. 11
2009 November Publication Whitehead Elisabeth K. Whitehead (Part-time Faculty, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published a chapbook of poetry in early 2009. 11
2009 November Publication Zimmerman Dr. Traci A. Zimmerman (Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published "Authors, Audiences, and the Gaps Between" in "Engaging Audience: Writing in an Age of New Literacies." Zimmerman's article leads "Ebbs and Flows of Audience through Composition and Communication," the second section of the book. 11
2009 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,210 from Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services. 10
2009 October Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stability and Recovery) received $27,939 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to provide the global mine action community with easy access to the current international mine action standards, technical notes on recommended procedures and potential standards updates, and information on the development of National Mine Action Standards. 10
2009 October Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $4,850 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to support the coordinators' responsibilities associated with producing newsletters, traveling for alliance business at agencies and offices and alliance meetings. 10
2009 October Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $3,400 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of a journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 10
2009 October Grant Daughtrey Hugh T. Daughtrey (Lecturer, Computer Science) received $76,669 from the National Science Foundation to expand the use of the "Reacting to the Past" pedagogy to teach undergraduate science courses. 10
2009 October Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $375,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech Language Hearing Association accredited master's degree program in communication sciences and disorders. 10
2009 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $32,388 from the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services to provide service coordination and special instruction services in the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. 10
2009 October Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director and Professor, Engineering) received $2,500 from the National Academy of Engineering to hold a series of workshops on campus for faculty members from the School of Engineering and partnering academic units. 10
2009 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $499,818 from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a research design for monitoring science, technology, engineering and mathematics implementation among the four partners and to design and conduct an impact evaluation plan to collect data, track progress and evaluate student outcomes. Kolvoord received $6,000 from The Scripps Research Institute to do a pilot study assessing the impact of the extensive use of geographical information systems by students in the geospatial semester. 10
2009 October Grant Kraenzle Nash Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from Shenandoah National Park to accomplish cultural resource work in Shenandoah National Park and provide valuable experience for JMU students. 10
2009 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $158,369 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio. 10
2009 October Grant Lawler Richard R. Lawler (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $133,638 from the National Science Foundation to determine how life history traits are influenced by genetic, sex-specific and ecological factors in a species with a slow life history schedule, which of these life history traits are currently under selection, find patterns of phenotypic variation/covariation in these life history traits, and determine patterns of additive genetic, environmental, maternal and cohort variation/covariation in these life history traits. 10
2009 October Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,909 from the National Institutes of Health to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 10
2009 October Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $55,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to work with the Home Visiting Consortium to identify the core Virginia Home Visiting training and to plan for training all Virginia Home Visitors on core competencies. 10
2009 October Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,432 from the National Institutes of Health to define and explore the constellation of virulence factors of B. pertussis and to develop tissue and/or organ culture models for studying toxicity of B. avium. 10
2009 October Presentation Haynes Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) presented "Field and petrographic study of pore systems in the Marcellus Shale and associated mudrocks, western Virginia" at the United States Geological Survey in Reston, Oct. 21, before the USGS Eastern Energy Research Team and other interested geologists. 10
2009 October Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "The terminological problem in Africana studies," and served as a session host at the Africana Studies 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium, "Africa at the Crossroads: Where do We Go From Here?" at JMU, Oct. 9. 10
2009 October Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) presented "Border-crossings: Southern Guerrero, migrations and Black-Indianness" to Indiana University's program in Minority Languages, Cultures and Peoples. During the same visit Lewis spoke to three different
classes, the Multidisciplinary Seminar on Issues and Approaches to Global Studies, Latino Folklore and Heritage and Cultural Property.
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2009 October Publication Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Professor, Sociology) and Debra Schleef wrote "Latinos in Dixie: Class and Assimilation in Richmond, Virginia," published in October 2009. The book is the first large-scale survey study of Hispanics who have settled in Richmond. Cavalcanti andSchleef explored language use, ethnic customs, family life to workplace dynamics, and political and religious participation. 10
2009 October Publication Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) edited Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers, short essays by 25 prominent black women writers on pivotal moments that strongly influenced their careers. Gabbin offers a head note for each essay that summarizes the writer's career and aesthetic development. 10
2009 October Publication Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) co-edited 25(2) of the journal Visual Anthropology Review. 10
2009 October Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an entry, "Frontiers of Economics in the Post-Neoclassical Era," in Enciclopedia Italiana, 1, 703-711. 10
2009 September Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stability and Recovery) received $189,985 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation in Jordan to provide a course that includes expanded focus on the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War and land mine contamination. Barlow received three grants from the U.S. Department of State - $262,508 to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing 25 managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions, $300,000 to provide, reinforce and support Explosive Remnants of War risk awareness education to children in Jordan and neighboring territories, through innovative drama, art and training activities and $300,000 for the "Train-the-Trainer Pilot Program for Iraqi and Other Middle East Land Mine Survivors: Pathways to Resilience Program" to combine psychological assessment and therapeutic support with physical-rehabilitative activities for affected individuals from the Middle East region, particularly the underserved victims of Iraq. 09
2009 September Grant Coffman Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $13,552 from the International Association of Universities to improve campus sustainability, campus greening and outreach of James Madison University and Kenyatta University. 09
2009 September Grant Dean Arthur T. Dean II (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $75,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professor-in-Residence Program to the middle-school level. 09
2009 September Grant Deaton Marchal Dr. Michael L. Deaton (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph H. Marchal (Director, Information Analysis; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $22,075 from the National Institutes of Health for the "CHEMM Project," which provides access to comprehensive sets of information via a user-friendly interface. 09
2009 September Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $243,000 from the Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics curriculum. 09
2009 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
2009 September Grant Hartman Newbold Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $205,329 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 09
2009 September Grant Hartman Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,000 from Bully Dog Technologies for the "Driving Coach Evaluation" to evaluate the effects of "Watch Dog Units" on vehicle fuel and emission reduction. 09
2009 September Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,575 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant families in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 09
2009 September Grant Jeffrey Dr. David K. Jeffrey (Dean, College of Arts and Letters) received $30,000 from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a fellowship supporting Dr. Sandra Duvivier to preserve and provide access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. 09
2009 September Grant Johnson Dr. Kia N. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to participate in a two-day visiting fellowship course. 09
2009 September Grant Martin Dr. Jason W. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $49,766 from the Department of Defense to optimize the assembly level code of the GNU Multi-Precision library for the Itanium2 processor architecture. 09
2009 September Grant McKown Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,087 from the National Institutes of Health to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further explain the nature of the lacritin cell surface binding complex. 09
2009 September Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $1,626 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biological relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 09
2009 September Grant Pierrakos Altaii Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Karim Altaii (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $495,815 from the National Science Foundation to acquire experimental flow diagnostics instrumentation for characterization of complex flows. 09
2009 September Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,995 from Shaklee Corporation to determine the efficacy of a high-carbohydrate, low-protein beverage on muscle recovery following heavy endurance exercise. 09
2009 September Grant Simmons Campbell William L. Simmons (Police Officer, Public Safety/Police) and Margaret Campbell (Crime Prevention, Special Events and Rape Aggression Defense Systems Coordinator, Public Safety/Police) received $739 from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation to provide training to police officers and community members in First Aid/CPR/AED. 09
2009 September Grant Temple Stockwell Kander Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $249,211 from the National Science Foundation to establish a microarray technique and learning center at James Madison University to support curricular innovations at a consortium of regional colleges in the Shenandoah Valley. 09
2009 September Grant Temple Striebig Dr. Louise M. Temple (Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $15,535 from the National Science Foundation to develop a proposal for a Research Experience for Undergraduates and to plan for a workshop or other medium for the purpose of addressing common goals in science education. 09
2009 September Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,813 from the University of Leicester for a "Spatial Literacy IN Teaching Fellowship" to pioneer innovative approaches to develop best pedagogic practice for the learning and teaching of spatial literacy. 09
2009 September Grant Zingraff Hubbell Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), and Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $1,258,388 from the Virginia Department of Health to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and encourage them to adopt healthy habits. 09
2009 September Honor Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society. 09
2009 September Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was recognized in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World. 09
2009 September Honor Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association Division II) Honorary Membership for Infusing Diversity into Teaching Award. 09
2009 September Honor Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) is being honored in a book of essays, "Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics, Finance and the Social Sciences," edited by Gian Italo Bischi, Carl Chiarella and Laura Gardini. The collection of essays is a result of a conference held at the University of Urbino, in Italy, in September 2008 in honor of Rosser's 60th birthday. The featured essays cover a number of different areas involving concepts stressed in many papers and books by Rosser. The publisher, Springer-Verlag, expects the volume to be released in January 2010. 09
2009 September Honor Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Needs for acquisitioned archives of clinical neuropsychology in utilizing 'differential dissociation' with primary PTSD diagnosis," at Oxford University Press. Abrahamson presented a paper, "Possible ramifications of western clinical assessment with PTSD diagnosis for victims of trauma in developing societies," at the 11th European Conference on Traumatic Stress in Oslo, Norway. Abrahamson presented a paper, "Motivating students within the classroom context through personal connections," at the International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Vancouver, July 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), M.A. McCarthy, D.S. Dunn, J.S. Halonen and G.W. Hill presented a paper, "Developing a department self-study using quality benchmarks," at the Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association in Toronto, August 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "A Comparative Study on the Internet Usage Patterns and Future Trends: US and Korea" at the International Council on Korean Studies annual conference, held at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, in Washington, D.C. The article will be published in the International Journal of Korean Studies. 09
2009 September Honor Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) discussed using geology to find water at the sixth annual Growing Communities on Karst Conference Sept. 14 in Shepherdstown, W.Va. 09
2009 September Grant Gallagher Dr. Dan Gallagher (CSX Distinguished Professor, Management) presented "Working Without an Employer: Establishing a Model of Independent Contractors' Well-Being" as a keynote session paper at the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association in August 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The paper was cowritten by Tui McKeown. 09
2009 September Honor Hall Dr. Michael E. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J. Schuett, C. Becker and E. Ritter presented "Individual differences in the effects of spectral centroid on perceived pitch" at the 2009 Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition in Indianapolis, August 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and JMU students M. Ariale, C. Castro, K. Eaton, A. Ressin, H. Shinozaki, V. Tuazon, C. Vanderpoel and L. Vitt presented "Diverse phenotypic features of Asian Americans and vulnerability to racial microaggressions" at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Asian American Psychology Association in Toronto, August 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Reis-Bergan Grayson Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Incorporating service learning into upper-level psychology courses" at the 3rd Annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Rife Talley Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), R.F. Lera and D. Bansal presented an article, "Transcriptional regulation of the NOS1 enzyme in diabetes: Response to advanced glycation endproducts and insulin," at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and T. Lambert presented "Do impulsivity and effort predict performance in an interteaching-based course?" at the 3rd annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Trice Evans Brewster Dr. Ashton D. Trice (Professor, Psychology), Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) and C. Evans presented "Planning to teach cross-cultural psychology abroad" at the 3rd annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009. 09
2009 September Publication Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology), A.T. Ewing, C.T. Blair-Broeker, J.H. Daniel, A.C. Fineburg, J.J. Higa, S. Macias III and K.A Weaver wrote an article, "When and where people learn psychological science: The sun never sets," in "Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline." 09
2009 September Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), K. Millis, J. Blakemore, F. Connington, Y. Harper, W-C. Hung and A. Kohn wrote an article, "Teaching and learning in a digital world," in"Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline." 09
2009 September Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology), S.L. Cordon and K.W. Brown wrote an article, "The role of mindfulness-based stress reduction on perceived stress: Preliminary evidence for the moderating role of attachment style," which was published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 23(3), 258-269. 09
2009 September Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote several articles for the summer 2009 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter: "Strengthening military families,""Spotlight: Strong bonds,""Books about deployment,""Spotlight: United through reading,""Spotlight: Military teens on the move,""Virginia's picture,""Operation purple,""Spotlight: new parent support program,""Spotlight: Operation military kids,""Spotlight: Zero to three,""Spotlight: The department of defense,""Spotlight: Purdue University,""Combat stress and injury,""Spotlight: Virginia neurocare,""Spotlight: Fisher house foundation,""Spotlight: FOCUS project" and "Spotlight: Family advocacy program." 09
2009 September Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Associate Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) wrote an article, "The Continuing Significance of Class: Confronting Capitalism in an Anarchist Community," published in the September 2009 issue of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 12(3): 355-370. 09
2009 September Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) have written a paper, "New Comparative Economics: Polemical Notes," which has been published in Voprosi Ekonomiki, August 2009, (8), 43-53. 09
2009 September Publication Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote an article, "Interteaching: The effects of quality points on exam scores," in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 09
2009 August Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $99,734 from the U.S. Department of Education for second-year funding to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high-incidence disabilities in kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. 08
2009 August Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to support the education programs of the clinic. 08
2009 August Grant Cushman Nash Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Computer Science) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from Shenandoah National Park to catalog museum objects and field documentation and to create a finding aid for these collections. 08
2009 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education - $200,000 for "Middle Ground Learning Center: 21st Century Community Learning Center, Year 3" to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess, targeting populations of English-as-a-Second-Language students and low literacy and numeracy native speakers currently enrolled in the school day program at Thomas Harrison Middle School and "Early Engagement 21st Century Community Learning Center, Year 3" to provide similar services at Waterman, Keister and Stone Spring elementary schools. 08
2009 August Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $80,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Partners in Prevention 2009-2010" to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to address non-marital births and unplanned pregnancies. Hartzler-Weakley received $16,358 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. 08
2009 August Grant Courtier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $12,249 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for archaeological and geophysical recovery at Camp Starvation/Misery to integrate a number of preservation-oriented groups in an effort to more systematically and completely recover feature and material remains. 08
2009 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. Hubbell received $19,905 from the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services to provide service coordination and special instruction services through the Infant and Toddler Connection of the Shenandoah Valley. 08
2009 August Grant Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $57,399 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Critical Infrastructure Policy" to research how policy disruptions associated with disasters and other extreme events affect governing in the United States. 08
2009 August Grant Martino-McAllister Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education; Professor, Health Sciences) received $1,000 from the Prevention Research Center to determine the extent to which AlcoholEdu, an online population-level alcohol prevention program, reduces student alcohol consumption and risky behaviors. 08
2009 August Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $1,265 from Ohio University for "Using Web 2.0 Applications to Stimulate Motivational Behavior in Introductory Biology Classes: The Image Project" to explore learning activities suited to large classrooms that channel the hidden curiosity and intrinsic motivations students may already possess. 08
2009 August Grant Zingraff Brennan Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Laura A. Brennan (Project Manager, Bright Futures, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $177,239 from the Virginia Department of Health to add children's health information for ages 5 through 21 and the remaining themes for ages 0 through 4 to the Virginia Department of Health's Web site. 08
2009 August Grant Zullo Dr. Robert H. Zullo (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $787 from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to forge a relationship between the national NCAA 2009 Convention and the JMU Sport and Recreation Management graduate program and undergraduate programs. 08
2009 August Honor Hayes Dr. David C. Hayes (Assistant Professor, Accounting), Dr. James Hunton and Dr. Jackie Reck received the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section Notable Contributions to the Literature Award for their paper, "Market Reaction to ERP Implementation Announcements." The award was presented at the AAA annual meeting, which was held in New York City Aug. 1-5. 08
2009 August Presentation Brewer Dr. Benjamin D. Brewer (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "Reconsidering the Role of Organizational Form and Institutional Context Within Global Commodity Chain Analysis," and served as a discussant on the panel, "Future Directions for World-Systems Analysis," at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco in August. 08
2009 August Presentation Bryson Davis Rogers Dr. Bethany Bryson (Associate Professor, Sociology), Alex Davis (Alumnus, Sociology) and Laura Rogers (Senior, Sociology) presented a paper, "Own It! Gender Actualization in Reality Makeover Shows," at the American Sociological Association Meetings in San Francisco, Aug. 8-11. Bryson and Matthew Hughey of the University of Virginia presented a paper, "Double Consciousness and the Whiteness of Political Polarization," at the same meetings. Davis presented "Epiphenomenology of the Closet: The Multiplicity of Gender Identities in Everyday Life" and Rogers presented "Helping Others?: Boundary Formation among Volunteers Working with the Homeless" at the meetings. 08
2009 August Presentation Byrne Dr. Jennifer Byrne (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Exploration of National Identity in the Face of Forced Migration," at the American Political Science Association Annual meeting in Toronto in August. 08
2009 August Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "The New Institutional Economy and the New Traditional Economy in Korea: Does the Confucian Tradition Give it a Competitive Edge?" which he wrote with Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics), at the conference on Institutions and National Competitiveness at Seoul National University in August. 08
2009 August Publication Broscheid Dr. Andreas Broscheid (Assistant Professor, Political Science) contributed two chapters to "Klein aber fein! Quantitative empirische Sozialforschung mit kleinen Fallzahlen, edited by Peter Kriwy and Christiance Gross, VS Research, Wiesbaden, 2009. One chapter is on the analysis of small datasets using Bayesian statistics, while the other exemplifies the use of Bayesian analysis in a comparison between U.S. Appeals Court circuits. 08
2009 August Publication Dobransky Dr. Kerry Dobransky (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote "The Good, the Bad, and the Severely Mentally Ill: Official and Informal Labels as Organizational Resources in Community Mental Health Services," which was published in Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 69, 2009, 722-728. 08
2009 August Publication Imani Dr. Nikitah O. Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) wrote "The War on Jihad: Eurocentrism and Its Thinly-Veiled Attack on Islamic Cultures and Societies," which was published in "Rethinking Global Terrorism," edited by Nedzad Basic and Anwar Siddiqui, 2009, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 08
2009 August Publication Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) wrote an article, "Reform in Redface: The Taos Society of Artists Plays Indian," which was published in the summer 2009 issue of American Art. 08
2009 August Publication Peaslee Swartz Dr. Liliokanaio Peaslee (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Nicholas J. Swartz (Assistant Professor, Political Science) completed a project for Pearson Education (Longman Publishers) to develop material for a companion Web site for Pearson Education's State and Local Government textbooks. 08
2009 August 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 essay, "Hans J. Morgenthau and United States Policy toward Africa," which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, vol. 31, no. 4. Pham also contributed a chapter, "The New Strategic Importance of Africa," which was published in "The Impact of 9/11 on Politics and War," edited by Matthew J. Morgan, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He wrote "Behind the Curve: Corrupt governments cash in on the Millennium Challenge Corporation's outdated metrics," an invited commentary that was published in the fall 2009 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, a journal published by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 08
2009 August Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published an article, "Nested Institutions, Political Opportunity and the Decline of the Iranian Reform Movement Post 9/11," which was published in the American Behavioral Scientist 53(1):27-43. 08
2009 August 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 a paper, "Post-Hayekian Socialism a la Burczak: Observations," which was published in the Review of Austrian Economics, 2009, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 289-292. 08
2009 August Service Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) is a member of the Virginia Commission on Civics Education in conjunction with his role as the coordinator of "Project Citizen" for Virginia. The purposes of the commission include "the education of students on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy, the promotion of the study of state and local government among the commonwealth's citizenry, and the enhancement of communication and collaboration among organizations in the commonwealth that conduct civics education programs." 08
2009 August Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $32,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 08
2009 June Grant Bachmann Prins Tang Dr. Christopher G. Bachmann (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,550 from the National Park Service to convert a Shenandoah National Park pickup truck to an electric motor and to collect and analyze data about the usage of the vehicle. 06
2009 June Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $273,756 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 mine deterioration. 06
2009 June Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received $2,449 from Prince William County for an 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. 06
2009 June Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for clinic support. 06
2009 June Grant Cushman Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $2,529 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to create databases for artifacts, documentation and photographs from all sites of an archaeological study at Wintergreen and to select artifacts from collections for exhibitions and programs at the nature foundation. 06
2009 June Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for "Estimation of Nutrient and Sediment Loading in Lake Shenandoah, Rockingham County, Virginia: A Continuation of a 1996-97 Study" to conduct a one-year study of the prevalent physical and chemical conditions influencing Lake Shenandoah. Downey received $8,000 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. 06
2009 June Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $37,300 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. 06
2009 June Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received grants of $578,101 and $49,280 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 06
2009 June Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board — $103,484 to develop, acquire, produce or deliver programs and services that support preschool and adult education and to inform, educate and entertain families with program contents that deliver alternatives to commercialized television and $30,857 to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print disabled individuals. 06
2009 June Grant McKown Seifert Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $79,776 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to develop the first clinical immunoassay for human tear lacritin and to pursue the development of recombinant lacritin as a novel therapeutic for wound healing and the treatment of ocular diseases. 06
2009 June Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software License. 06
2009 June Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $30,750 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region Small Business Development Center to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 06
2009 June Grant Wunderlich Roth Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kenneth E. Roth (Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology) received $87,129 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to provide insight into the etiology of sports injuries through a multidisciplinary examination of the relationships among hormonal fluctuations, ligament laxity, food load distribution and footwear to solve the problem of overuse injuries in men and women. 06
2009 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented the main plenary lecture, "Nonlinear Economic Dynamics in Urban and Regional Economics," at the Sixth International Conference on Nonlinear Economic Dynamics held in Jonkoping, Sweden, May 31-June 2. 06
2009 June Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) wrote "Review of Whitehead, Hal, Analyzing animal societies: Quantitative methods for vertebrate social analysis," which was published in Choice in June. 06
2009 June Publication Mathieu Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science), J. Teets and B.A. Wray wrote "Identifying How Determinants Impact Security-Based Open Source Software Project Success Using Rule Induction," which was published in the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, 2(4), 2009, 352-362. 06
2009 June Publication Mathieu Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and B.A. Wray wrote "Evaluating the Performances of Open Source Software Projects Using Data Envelopment Analysis," which was published in Information Management and Computer Security, 15(5), 2008, 449-462. 06
2009 June Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) edited and wrote three chapters of "Handbook of Research on Complexity," which was published by Edward Elgar Publishing. 06
2009 June Service 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 June 25 hearing of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. Pham drew from his expertise as a prolific writer and commentator on Africa as well as his experience as Sen. John McCain's lead advisor on African affairs during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign to contribute to the hearing on "Somalia: Prospects for Lasting Peace and a Unified Response to Extremism and Terrorism." A transcript of Pham's testimony is posted at allafrica.com. 06
2009 June Service Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) proposed the formation of a new society, the Nonlinear Economic Dynamics Society, during the Sixth International Conference on Nonlinear Economic Dynamics held in Jonkoping, Sweden, May 31-June 2. The proposal was accepted, and on his nomination an executive committee was appointed. 06