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Madison Scholarly News - 2010

Year Month Type Name Description month
2010 January Exhibition Bellavance Leslie Bellavance (Director and Professor, School of Art and Art History) exhibited photography and works on paper at the Arts Council of the Valley in January. The showcase displayed selections from two bodies of work - "Wall," a series of digitally montaged photographs, and "A Yellow Smell," a series of mixed media works on paper. Both collections were made in response to "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. 01
2010 January Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $127,000 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to support university educational objectives while spearheading Virginia's implantation of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement. 01
2010 January Grant Carothers Kohn Taalman Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Peter D. Kohn (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Laura A. Taalman (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $25,836 from W.H. Freeman Publishers to support the development of materials for mainstream courses at JMU that serve several different majors in scientific fields. 01
2010 January Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine how animals with significant but nevertheless limited computational power transform sensory information info effective motor responses. 01
2010 January Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,566 from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to do analysis for each new Chandra observation, statistical analysis of the sample properties and comparison with the X-ray properties. 01
2010 January Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $1,017 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Child Development Clinic. 01
2010 January Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $1,500 from Ocean County College to speak at the 1020 Colloquium. 01
2010 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $35,151 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to review historic and archaeological data that will be used to provide a context for the interpretation of prehistoric and historic cultural remains identified on the Ramseur's Hill Parcel. 01
2010 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $11,106 from Grafton School Inc. to provide a support employee during the transition period of Infant Toddler Connection services. 01
2010 January Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $19,117 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio. 01
2010 January Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to research immunity to the protozoan parasite Leishmania major. 01
2010 January Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,577 from Medtronic ENT to provide services as a consulting director. 01
2010 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, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium. 01
2010 January 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 thejournal's publication. 01
2010 January Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Professor, Chemistry) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to design appropriate model systems for biomineralization that will help disentangle the complicated interactions at the protein-biomineral interface. 01
2010 January Honor Posey William G. Posey (Assistant Director of Bands; Director, Concert and Support Services, School of Music) was honored with the A. Frank Martin Award by the honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. This is a national award that has been presented only 36 times. 01
2010 January Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Chaos theory before Lorenz" in a session titled "History of Complexity" at the American Economic Association meetings, Jan. 3, in Atlanta. 01
2010 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and C. Izquierdo presented two papers, "Continuity and Change in Creole Foodways: Language Socialization and Discourses about Food in Dominica, West Indies" and "I Wanted Seconds!: Bargaining about Food in American Family Interaction at Dinnertime," at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia, December 2009. 01
2010 January Publication Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and C. Izquierdo wrote "Why is this a Battle Every Night?: Negotiating Food and Eating in American Dinnertime Interaction," which was published in the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 19(2), December 2009, 185-204. 01
2010 January Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an article, "Nastorschchee y budiushchee econofisiki," Russian translation of "The Nature and Future of Econophysics," in Voprosi Ekonomiki, November 2009, No. 11, 76-81. 01
2010 January Appointments Lee Shinozaki Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and H. Shinozaki (Student) presented "Racialized judgment criteria of Asian American: Not just the eyes" at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Diego. 01
2010 February Exhibition Zurbrigg Dr. Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) was one of four Virginia artists whose printings were part of a Black History Month exhibition in Richmond, sponsored by Capital One's art program. The show also featured Diane Hayes, Stanley Rayfield and Sir James L. Thornhill. 02
2010 February 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 education resources and support for first-time parents. 02
2010 February Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $69,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of nanocomposite polymer thin films. 02
2010 February Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $24,229 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership professional development retreat. 02
2010 February Grant Garrison Norman E. Garrison (Professor, Biology) received $5,000 from ADInstruments Inc. to equip student workstations in physiology laboratories with the PTB151 Human Physiology System that allows recording, analysis and reporting of human cardiovascular, respiratory, muscle and nerve experiments. 02
2010 February Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $2,555 from the Highland County Historical Society to assist with the site archaeology at the Hull House in McDowell, Va., and to use the recovered artifacts as a basis for analyzing site stratigraphy, feature function and the identification of possible activity areas in the yard area. 02
2010 February Grant Gentile Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,339 from the city of Harrisonburg to identify recreation activities that are known to be harmful to water supply areas, assess recreation activities that can coexist with water supply areas, and distinguish areas within the watershed where recreation activities can occur without damaging the water supply. 02
2010 February Grant Harmison Dr. Robert J. Harmison (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $800 from PsyMetrics Inc. to assess the factor struction of the Winning Profile Athlete Inventory and to determine the instrument's reliability and predictive validity. 02
2010 February Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $8,348 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. 02
2010 February Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,722 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the communtiy. 02
2010 February Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,035 from Northwestern University to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking. 02
2010 February Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $73,647 from Emory University to develop and validate tools to diagnose spasmodic dysphonia, measure severity, and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multi-center clinical study. 02
2010 February Grant Tollefson-Hall Dr. Karin L. Tollefson-Hall (Assistant Professor, Art and Art Education) received $500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to provide quality art materials and arts activities for children of families with limited English skills and limited economic opportunities. 02
2010 February Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received grants of $102,766 and $96,910 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the weeklong National High Needs High School We the People Institute and the ninth annual National Elementary We the People Institute. 02
2010 February Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $3,200 from the Smithsonian Institution to revise the North American representatives of the genus Cyclops O.F. Muller and reveal relationships of the North American taxa to the Palearctic fauna. 02
2010 February Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented "The Importance of Utilizing Effective Attitudes When Providing Treatment to Victims of Trauma" at The Resource Center for Traumatic Stress in Norway. 02
2010 February Presentation Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Distinguishing Between Two Visual Systems: An Application for Driver Education" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University, Feb. 1. 02
2010 February Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) presented "Online and In-World: Using Virtual Worlds, Facebook, and Other Online Tools to Connect with Students" at the 32nd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, in St. Petersburg, Fla. 02
2010 February Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) participated in the National Science Foundation's Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering Panel Feb. 1 and 2. The REESE program seeks to advance research at the frontiers of science, technology, engineering and math learning, education and evaluation, and to provide the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM teaching and learning at all educational levels. 02
2010 February Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) chaired the Association of Historians of American Art sponsored panel, "Rethinking Consumption in the History of American Art," at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU student T. Lambert presented "Delay and effort discounting: Predicting performance in an interteaching-based course" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology), L. Mayberry and JMU student A. Harner presented "Disordered eating and delay discounting in college women" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students S. O'Brien, K. Balka and J. Kopp presented "Impulsivity in Internet addicts: Delay discounting of money and Internet use" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students C. Rainer and A. Vanderveldt presented "Religiosity and impulsivity in college students" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students T. Cox and K. Wacks presented "Does reward magnitude affect the rate of effort discounting?" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Ulanski Dr. Stanley L. Ulanski (Professor, Geology) presented "Sailing the Atlantic: Explorations, Discovery and Rivers in the Ocean" at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., Feb. 26. 02
2010 February Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "How to be Successful as a Strength Coach" and "Forum: Increasing Women and Minorities in the Field of Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Training" at the second annual HBCU Exercise and Sport Really is Medicine Conference at Virginia State University. 02
2010 February Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) published "Sexual coercion in primates and humans: An evolutionary perspective on male aggression against females" in Choice (2009). 02
2010 February Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) published "Of the world but not in it: Barriers to community access and education for persons with environmental sensitivities" in Health Care for Women International, 31(1). 02
2010 February Publication Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) published "From Pack Horse to Packard" in "Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Collection, 1928-1980" (2009), 42-53. 02
2010 February Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a chapter, "Theoretical and Policy Issues in Complex Post Keyneisan Ecological Economics," in a book, "Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Confronting the Environmental Issue" (2009), 221-236. 02
2010 February Publication Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), M. McCarthy, and JMU students L. Keller, V. Varfolomeeva, J. Lynch, K. Makara, S. Simmons and W. Smiley published "The Undergraduate Psychology Major: An Examination of Structure and Sequence" in Teaching of Psychology, 37, 1-15. 02
2010 March Award Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) received the 2009 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award for the most distinguished contribution to American Art, the scholarly journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum for his essay "Reform in Redface: The Taos Society of Artists Play Indian." 03
2010 March Exhibition Zurbrigg Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) had several of her paintings exhibited in the lobby of Court Square Theatre March 5. 03
2010 March Grant Cresawn Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $173,022 from the National Institutes of Health to acquire knowledge that will eventually lead to the treatment and prevention of an infectious disease, Buruli ulcer. 03
2010 March Grant DePaolis Dr. Rory A. DePaolis (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $21,248 from the University of York to explore the differences in infant directed speech between American and British-English. 03
2010 March Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $3,500 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete phases II and III levels of archaeology on the sites on the Northern Reserve Parcel in Middletown, Va. 03
2010 March Grant Griffin Ginger L. Griffin (Assistant Director, Child Development Clinic) received $345,806 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to raise awareness of the importance of proper social, emotional and behavioral development of infants and toddlers; to provide professional training to child care providers on social, emotional and behavioral development; and to create a screening system to determine the level of intervention needed for at-risk children. 03
2010 March 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 $472,145 from the Virginia Department of Health to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 03
2010 March Honor Hughes Augustine Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $44,000 from the National Science Foundation 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 the communication of their results at regional and national meetings. 03
2010 March Grant Kaufman Hartman Abram T. Kaufman (Coordinator, Facilities Management) and Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $27,850 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to create an outdoor green pavilion that demonstrates the use of sustainable technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines and recyclable materials. 03
2010 March Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,700 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to sponsor the third National Summit on Geospatial Technologies, a two-day conference on the use of geospatial technologies across the kindergarten-12 curriculum, coupled with a two-day workshop on geospatial technologies for Virginia secondary geography instructors. 03
2010 March Grant Lovin Kidd Dr. LouAnn Lovin (Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received grants of $335,276 and $226,805 from the Virginia Department of Education to enhance teachers' content knowledge of the mathematics embedded within Virginia's 2009 k-3 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 4-6 Mathematics Standards of Learning, respectively. 03
2010 March Grant Lovin Kidd Dr. LouAnn Lovin (Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received grants of $335,276 and $226,805 from the Virginia Department of Education to enhance teachers' content knowledge of the mathematics embedded within Virginia's 2009 k-3 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 4-6 Mathematics Standards of Learning, respectively. 03
2010 March Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $294,131 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to provide administration, management and consultancy services to the department in support of small wind projects in the state. Miles also received $40,000 from the department to continue implementing the Wind Powering America program. 03
2010 March Grant Miles Papadakis Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $18,750 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. 03
2010 March Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,687,504 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 03
2010 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-12 education at the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Gala. 03
2010 March Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,250 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to develop and implement a training module for the Spanish-speaking immigrant populations in order to increase knowledge about alcohol and substance abuse as well as treatment resources in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham community. Race also received grants of $93,907 and $57,274 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide training development and provisions for the Home Visiting Consortium. 03
2010 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from the city of Harrisonburg, $1,500 from Page County and $500 from Highland County to support the Small Business Development Center. 03
2010 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide funding for a high-quality health and physical education content/teaching summer institute. 03
2010 March Presentation Geier Courtier Wood Mort Tinkham Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology), Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Alyson Wood (Senior Field Archaeologist, Archaeology Lab), April K. Mort (Student, Geology and Environmental Studies) and Kimberly Tinkham (Research Associate, Archaeology Lab) presented papers at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Ocean City, Md. Wood presented "An Objective Approach to Understanding Data Recovered During Metal Detection at Cedar Creek Battlfield through the Quantitative Examination of Variables," which was recognized as the most outstanding presentation at the conference. Mort presented a paper that was co-authored with Courtier, "Ground Penetrating Radar Study of Site 44STO286: Military Encampment at Camp Misery, Virginia."Geier presented "More Chaos at Meadow Brook," a paper he wrote with Tinkham that assessed the results of field methods applied at military sites associated with the Battle of Cedar Creek in Frederick County. 03
2010 March Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) presented a paper, "Can Economics of Civilization Encompass New Institutional and New Traditional Economics? The Case of Neo-Confucian Korea," at the Eastern Economic Association conference in Philadelphia, Feb. 26-28. 03
2010 March Publication Kruck Harris Cushman Anderson Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems), Nancy L. Harris (Lecturer, Computer Science), Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) and Dr. Robin D. Anderson (Associate Director, Assessment and Research Studies) published "Technology Majors: Why are Women Absent," in the Journal for Computer Information Systems, 50(2), Winter 2009-10, 23-30. 03
2010 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) reviewed Edward N. Luttwak's "The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire," in the Royal United Services Institute Journal. Pham also wrote a chapter, "AFRICOM: Terrorism and Security Challenges in Africa," published in U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges. 03
2010 March Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen C. Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) and Colin Campbell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wrote "Isomorphism, Institutional Parochialism, and the Sociology of Religion," which was published in The American Sociologist, 41(1), 31-47. 03
2010 March Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a chapter, "Constructivist Logic and Emergent Evolution in Economic Complexity," in Computability, Constructive and Behavioural Economic Dynamics: Essays in Honour of Kumaraswamy (Vela) Velupillai, 184-197, Routledge. 03
2010 March Publication Spivey Robinson Dr. Sue E. Spivey (Professor, Justice Studies) and Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Associate Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) wrote "Genocidal Intentions: Social Death and the Ex-Gay Movement," which was published in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, 5(1), 68-88. 03
2010 April Award Moghtader Dr. Michael M. Moghtader (Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication; Interim Coordinator, Cluster Two, General Education) is one of 10 advisers from universities across the country awarded the 2010 Outstanding Adviser in the faculty advising category by the National Academic Advising Association. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Thomas R. Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $40,515 from DuPont to provide three student interns who will assist in an ecological study that seeks to understand the fate and effects of mercury on the South River and its associated ecosystem. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $28,475 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the Early Childhood Special Education Academy. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Robert N. Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,309 from DuPont Engineering to design, construct and field test a flow-through gravel/cobble bottom artificial stream for experiments in the South River. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Harold M. Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,000 from NASA to contribute to the Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimeter survey with analaysis of the Herschel data. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Pauline K. Cushman Dr. Carole L. Nash Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $915 from the city of Harrisonburg to conduct an archaeological study on property now included in Ralph Sampson Park. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Daniel M. Downey Dr. Gina M. MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation to provide research experiences for undergraduate students that includes opportunities in the sub-disciplines of analytical, biochemistry, synthesis, natural products and spectroscopy. 04
2010 April Grant Carol A. Fleming Carol A. Fleming (Director, Outreach Programs) received $13,500 from The Wolf Trap Foundation for a one-week residency program to join preschool and kindergarten teachers in the classroom to infuse the performing arts into their standard lesson plans to support young children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. 04
2010 April Grant Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $25,777 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. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Robert L. McKown Dr. Ronald W. Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $36,984 from EyeRx Research Inc. to demonstrate that lacritin has properties to cure established infections in a rabbit model and to investigate the potential for lacritin as a preservative in topical eye drops. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole Dr. Daniel M. Downey Dr. Debra L. Mohler Dr. Gina M. MacDonald Dr. Reid N. Harris Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Debra L. Mohler (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $299,810 from the National Science Foundation to acquire a LCMS System to enhance undergraduate research at JMU and Mary Baldwin College. 04
2010 April Grant Gary S. Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $52,500 from the Virginia Department of Health to assist the VDH Office of Dental Health in the development and implementation of training for home visitors. 04
2010 April Grant Henry A. Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $440,523 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
2010 April Grant Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $315,520 from the National Science Foundation to provide a summer mathematics Research for Undergraduates program that provides a more synergistic research experience for mathematics and statistics majors and complements the current REU programs. 04
2010 April Grant William R. Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $36,250 from the Center for Civic Education to build upon the expansion, enhancement and rebuilding efforts for the Madison Institute's third year of coordinating "We the People: Project Citizen." 04
2010 April Publication Dr. Diane C. Lending Dr. Diane C. Lending (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "Using a Wiki to Collaborate on a Study Guide," which was published in the Journal of Information Systems Education, Vol. 21(1). 04
2010 April Publication Dr. J. Peter Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Iran's Threat to the Strait of Hormuz: A Realist Assessment," which was published in the journal American Foreign Policy Interests. Pham wrote a review of "The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution," by Amir Taheri for the same journal. He also wrote an essay "Anti-Piracy, Adrift," which was published in the spring 2010 issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs. Pham wrote a chapter, "Nigeria's Foreign Policy: An Inquiry into Sources and Prospects," published in "The EU and Africa: In Search of Strategic Partnership," a book edited by Professor Manuela Franco, the former minister of foreign affairs of Portugal. The book was published by the Portuguese Institute of International Relations. Pham wrote an article, 'Not Another Failed State: Toward a Realistic Solution in the Western Sahara,' which was published in the first issue of the Journal of the Middle East and Africa in April. He also wrote a review essay on 'Somaliland: An African Struggle for Nationhood and International Recognition' by Iqbal D. Jhazbhay for the new journal. Pham is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal, the first refereed publication to cover both the entire continent of Africa and the Greater Middle East region. The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa publishes the new journal. 04
2010 April Service Dr. Harry L. Reif Dr. Harry L. Reif (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) was reappointed to a third term as a commissioner to the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. Reif is one of 50 commissioners of the international accreditation body. 04
2010 April Service Dr. James M. Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) was named president-elect of the University Continuing Education Association at the professional organization's 95th annual conference in April. Shaeffer has served on the association's board of directors for more than 10 years and has been UCEA's treasurer since 2006. 04
2010 May Award Hinshaw Grundmann Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) have won four national awards for "Geometry Rules," a 15-minute educational video that illustrates the uses of geometry in the workplace and in games and sports. Designed for middle-school students, the video won the Best of Competition (faculty videos, educational/instructional) in the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, a Telly bronze award, an Aegis Award and an Award of Excellence from the Videographers Awards. 05
2010 May Award Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Ron Osgood of Indiana University won an Award of Excellence from the Videographer Awards in the interactive/DVD category for the DVD that accompanies their textbook, "Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age." 05
2010 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited two paintings, "I Remember South Dakota" and "Sheep, Cape St. Mary's," in the exhibit "The Paul Hartley Legacy" at the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, N.C., in January and February and at the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina in March and April. Maune is one of about 100 of Hartley's former students selected by a committee for the exhibition honoring his late mentor. Maune's painting, "The Red House, Monhegan Island," was selected and purchased by The Ambiance Group, a fine art consulting firm in Nashville, for the permanent collection of the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital. 05
2010 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 05
2010 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $110,000 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct a Phase I historical archaeological program that will result in the location, description and preliminary assessment of those prehistoric and historic sites lying within the project area. 05
2010 May Grant Geier Courtier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $1,083 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to review historic and archaeological data that will be used to provide a context for the interpretation of prehistoric and historic cultural remains identified on the Ramseur's Hill Parcel. 05
2010 May Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,286 from the Office on Children and Youth to support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. 05
2010 May Grant Jenkins Chelsea L. Jenkins (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $710,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to improve air quality through the replacement of school buses and construction equipment engines and to increase the efficiency of school buses through combining idle reduction technology and low rolling resistance tires. 05
2010 May Grant Tongen Taalman Warne Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics), Dr. Laura A. Taalman (Associate Professor, Mathematics) and Dr. Paul G. Warne (Associate Professor, Mathematics) received $27,499 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the M3 summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 05
2010 May Honor Dobransky Dr. Kerry Dobransky (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received the American Sociological Association's 2010 Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation in Medical Sociology Award. 05
2010 May Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented on two panels, "Developing Websites with Content Management Systems: Helping Students Help Clients" and "Collaboration and Learning via Social Media in Study Abroad," at the Broadcast Education Association Convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2010 May Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented on two panels, "You Can't Shoot a Dream, You Can Only Shoot a Story: A Producer's View of Documentary Scripts" and "The Photoboard: Storyboarding Without a Pencil," at the 2010 Broadcast Education Association Convention in April. 05
2010 May Presentation Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Effectiveness and Ethics of Cause-Marketing: A Front-Burner Issue" at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami in April. Guiniven presented "Accessorize for America: The Role of PR in Creating the Consumer Nations and the Ethical Implications Going Forward" to the Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley, Oct. 27, 2009. 05
2010 May Presentation McHardy Thomas J. McHardy (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Teaching on the Road: Film Studies in a Summer Abroad Program" at the 2009 University Film and Video Association Conference in New Orleans. McHardy also exhibited an interactive guide to the Z1U camera, a tutorial he is developing for one of his courses. 05
2010 May Presentation O Conner Thomas O. O'Connor (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Graham Greene: Culture and Contradiction" at the International Conference on the Arts in Society in Venice, Italy, in July 2009. 05
2010 May Presentation Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) led a panel on "Blogging as a Classroom Teaching Tool" at the National Convention of the College Media Advisers in New York City. 05
2010 May Publication Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Heroes of Hell Hole Swamp," which was published in Southern Cultures, an interdisciplinary journal published by the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Flamiano also wrote "Japanese American Internment in Popular Magazines: Race, Citizenship and Gender in World War II Photojournalism" for Journalism History. 05
2010 May Publication Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Can Student Screenwriters Provide Valuable Criticism to Their Peers? Yes Maybe," which was published in the Journal of Media Education, January 2010. Greene also produced "JMU's Semester in Florence: Living The Dream," a promotional video for JMU's Office of International Programs. 05
2010 May Publication Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Good, Bad — and Does it Matter? An American Professor Evaluates Ukraine's Image in the U.S.A.," which was published in Willard Marketing Monthly, Kyiv, Ukraine, September 2009. Guiniven also wrote "Supreme Court Expansion of First Amendment Freedoms is No Gift to PR Practitioners," which was published in The Public Relations Strategist, Spring 2010. 05
2010 May Publication Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote "Never Thot This Could Happen in the South!" for the Appalachian Journal. 05
2010 May Publication O Conner Thomas O. O'Connor (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Culture and Contradiction in Graham Greene," which was published in the International Journal of Arts in Society, Vol. 4, 2009. 05
2010 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) contributed an essay, "The Somali Solution to the Somali Crisis," in the annual volume of the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. 05
2010 May Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a book, "European Economics at the Crossroads," coauthored with Richard P.F. Holt and David Colander. The book was published by Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, United Kingdom, and Northampton, Mass., and was simultaneously released in hardback and paperback. 05
2010 May Publication Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) had one of the images from his photo blog on birds and butterflies selected for inclusion in Cornell University's encyclopedia, "Birds of North America Online," and another featured in an exhibition at the visitor's center at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and at some National Wildlife Refuges. 05
2010 May Publication Whitmeyer Nicoletti Dr. Steven N. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Jeremy Nicoletti (student) wrote an article, "The digital revolution in geologic mapping," for the GSA Today, a publication of the Geological Society of America. The article appeared in the April/May 2010 issue. 05
2010 May Presentation Rosser J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. (Professor of Economics; Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper entitled "On the Foundations of Mathematical Economics" at the 11th Workshop on Optimal Control Theory, Dynamic Games, and Nonlinear Dynamics, at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 31, 2010. 05
2010 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,517 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Page County by providing education, resources and support. 07
2010 July Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology, Geology and Environmental Science) received $107,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide final rankings of West Virginia and Maryland brook trout habitats to resiliency to climate change. 07
2010 July Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to explore the role of 5HT neurotransmission in the raphe pallidus, an area of the brainstem that likely mediates the autonomic and behavioral responses of the thermoregulatory system. 07
2010 July Grant Courtier Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $35,000 from the Research Corporation to improve understanding of mantle composition, convection and heat flow. 07
2010 July Grant Dean Arthur T. Dean (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $50,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professor-in-Residence program to the middle- school level. 07
2010 July Grant Elliott Cheryl J. Elliott (Assistant Director for Marketing and External Relations, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $30,997 from the University of Virginia to create a "Building Resilient Communities" guide for Virginia localities that will connect the Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resiliency Strategic Plan to local government. 07
2010 July Grant Gabrielle Dr. Mark L. Gabrielle (Associate Professor, Biology) received $52,771 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to provide insights concerning what factors are critical for establishing integrative auditory networks and if/how they are influenced/compromised by current/emerging approaches for treating the hearing impaired. 07
2010 July Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish and distribute three volumes of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter throughout Virginia. 07
2010 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $125,000 from Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to build collaborative partnerships between public and private entities to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn. 07
2010 July Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to probe the structure of the crust and mantle beneath the Shenandoah Valley. 07
2010 July Grant Kennedy Patricia A. Kennedy (Program Coordinator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $ 9,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to combine the strengths of the Healthy Families of Page County program with the Reading Road Show"'s Gus Bus Program to help at-risk new parents and young families. 07
2010 July Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kygerr (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $96,998 from the U.S. Department of Education 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 K-12 classrooms. 07
2010 July Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $1,200 from the Virginia Academy of Science to determine if IL-3 influences susceptibility to malaria infection by regulating the production of cytokines, which have the ability to influence disease severity. 07
2010 July Grant Lawler Dr. Richard R. Lawler (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $59,992 from the National Science Foundation to determine how life history traits are influences by genetic, sex-specific and ecological factors in a species with a slow life history schedule. 07
2010 July Grant Kalupa The School of Communication Studies received $114,180 from the U.S. Army and War College for Dr. Frank B. Kalupa (Professor, Communication Studies) to serve as the Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication at the U.S. Army War College. (This entry has been updated to clarify that Dr. Kalupa is serving as the visiting professor.) 07
2010 July Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to localize the beta-amylase BAM proteins and to generate mutants and transgenic plants with which to begin to understand their function. 07
2010 July Grant Newbold Nash Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,500 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to continue the eighth season of the archaeological study in the Wintergreen development. 07
2010 July Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $128,000 from the National Science Foundation to explore the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hardonization, and measurements of fundamental quantities. 07
2010 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $48,577 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC, which serves as an advocate for developing the technological and workforce development infrastructure required to support technology-related industries in the region. 07
2010 July Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Donald R. Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $206,207 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. 07
2010 July Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, 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. Race also received from the Virginia Department of Health $135,278 to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMEN/Every Women"'s Life project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services; $68,207 to provide the position of health/education/communication coordinator to coordinate the public education, professional development and recruitment components of Every Women"'s Life; and $47,000 to provide management services and implement the Virginia Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program. 07
2010 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 07
2010 July Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received from the U.S. Department of State $54,862 to provide additional staffing support for PM/WRA through the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Humanitarian Mine Action Fellowship; $125,000 to benefit survivors of conflict in multiple countries by conducting peer-to-peer support activities; $522,502 to maintain the Mine Action Information Center website, publish and maintain new resources and upgrade when necessary as well as to maintain and annually update the Online Global Mine Action Registry; and 32,490 to research and develop a training strategy that will improve management skills for Iraqi mid-level mangers involved in mine and ERW action activities. 07
2010 July Grant Sharma Dr. Dinesh R. Sharma (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $6,277 from Florida State University to perform all statistical analyses on both pilot and interim main study data, to conduct data quality assurance assessments as well as data screening and testing of parametric assumptions and to generate statistical reports with tabular presentation and figures. 07
2010 July Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of State to provide a training course for teachers on literacy teaching methods to provide new methods and techniques for teaching literacy to Iraqi citizens. Swayne also received $215,554 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills addressing the needs of middle- and high-school teachers and principals. 07
2010 July Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $45,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons as well as the study of photonuclear reactions at low energy. 07
2010 July Grant Whitmeyer Eaton Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $21,648 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support bedrock and surficial geologic mapping projects along the Interstate 81 corridor in western Virginia. 07
2010 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $77,237 from the Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 07
2010 July 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 Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $1,063,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and to encourage them to adopt healthy habits. 07
2010 July Presentation Featherstone McDonnell Schick Schubert Thomas Wulf Jared Featherstone (Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Technical Communication), Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center), Dr. Kurt Schick (Director, JMU Learning Centers; Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication), Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center), Dr. Mark Thomas (Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) and Christina Wulf (Graduate Assistant, University Writing Center) presented "A Writing Center Greenhouse: Transplanting Expertise Across the Curriculum" at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Bloomington in May. 07
2010 July Presentation Jamal Dr. Manal A. Jamal (Assistant Professor, Political Science) traveled to Barcelona in July to address the World Congress on Middle Eastern Studies, the world"'s largest congress of scholars and experts in the field of Middle East Studies. Jamal, a former journalist and researcher in the Palestine territories, presented her work on "Beyond Islamist Strategies and Responses: Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Elections" as part of a panel dedicated to exploring Palestinian Political Science 2/2: Electoral Strategies, the Case of Hamas. 07
2010 July Presentation McDonnell Thomas Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) and Dr. Mark Thomas (Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Sixth-Sense Sessions: When Writers Bend and Stretch the Truth," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Newark in April. 07
2010 July Presentation Nelson Whitfield Moreau Dr. Leigh Nelson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies), Dr. Toni Whitfield (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Michelle Moreau (Coordinator, Communication Center; Lecturer, Communication Studies) presented a paper, "Help-Seeking Behaviors, Communication Anxiety, and Communication Center Usage", at the Southern States Communication Conference in Memphis in April. 07
2010 July Presentation Schubert Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Taking Tutors out of the Center: Shaping Peer Tutors into Professional Participants in the Discipline," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Newark in April. 07
2010 July Publication Cohen Dr. Martin Cohen (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published a book review of "Reforming the presidential Nomination Process," edited by Steven S. Smith and Melanie J. Springer, in the June 2010 issue of Perspectives on Politics. 07
2010 July Publication Eksterowicz Hastedt Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor Emeritus, Political Science) and Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Justice Studies; Professor, Political Science) wrote a book, "Presidents and War," that was published by NOVA Science Publishers, New York, in August 2010. From August 2010 until December 2010, the journal White House Studies, which is edited by Eksterowicz, will publish issues on the topics of Presidential Power, Popular Culture and the Presidency. 07
2010 July Publication Kirk Dr. Gary R. Kirk (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and alumna Beth Vahabzadeh Nolan wrote "Nonprofit mission statement focus and financial performance," an article published in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 473-490, 2010. 07
2010 July Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) published "U.S. Interests in Promoting Security across the Sahara" in the journal of American Foreign Policy Interest. The essay argues how America needs to be proactive in promoting a resolution of conflict for security across the Sahara border on the basis of only political realism. 07
2010 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an article, "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, July 2010, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 3-11. This is the lead article in a special issue on Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Economic Complexity that contains papers that were presented at a conference of that name on the JMU campus in May 2008. Rosser organized and hosted the conference. 07
2010 July Publication Schick Mankowski McDonnell Bryant Wendt Moghtader Dr. Kurt Schick (Director, JMU Learning Centers; Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication), Olivia Mankowski (Peer Tutor, University Writing Center), Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center), Tiffany Bryant (Graduate Assistant, University Writing Center), Alicia Wendt (Peer Tutor, University Writing Center) and Dr. Michael Moghtader (Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published an article, "The Idea of a Writing Center Course," in The Writing Lab Newsletter (May/June). 07
2010 July Service Ford Kirk Dr. Karen A. Ford (Professor, Social Work) and Dr. Gary R. Kirk (Assistant Professor, Political Science) are working with the local chapter of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, JMU"'s Outreach and Engagement and the Community Foundation to provide management and leadership training to staff and board members from regional nonprofit organizations. The Nonprofit Institute spans seven months and includes training from leaders and experts in the field of nonprofit management. Students who complete the program earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. 07
2010 July Service Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) is a member of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2016. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. 07
2010 December Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,040 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County Safe and Stable Families" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $720 and $360 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for Healthy Families Shenandoah County. 12
2010 December Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and information Assurance) received $5,000 from Science Applications International Corp. to participate in the Balanced Electromagnetic Hardening Technology Program kickoff meeting. 12
2010 December Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for investigating the role of dengue virus E protein in dengue virus-induced arthralgia to investigate both the potential direct effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes, as well as a potential indirect effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes by using macrophages pre-treated with dengue E protein, followed by co-culture with chondrocytes. 12
2010 December Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masers: How to find enough of them to understand our universe?" to identify the physical conditions that show the strongest links to maser activity and thus to provide efficient criteria for mega-maser hunting. 12
2010 December Grant Foust Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $3,000 from Transprint USA Inc. for the Transprint Joint Development Agreement to make available a variety of facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, expertise and services to Transprint USA Inc. 12
2010 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $27,711 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation for the Erbach Property Cultural Resource Assessment to identify the range of cultural resources/archaeological sites existing on the Erbach property as well as to maximize understanding of the military and domestic historic use of the land. Geier also received $10,000 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete phase I of the Middle Marsh Parcel west of Middletown, Va. 12
2010 December Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $315,377 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 T/TAC Self-Determination Priority Project to support state-directed activities of the Virginia Department of Education and the Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 12
2010 December Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Conformational Stability Differences between Extremophilic and 'Normal' Inosine-5'-monophosphate Dehydrogenase" to provide greater insight into how the subtle differences in primary structure confer to protein stability. 12
2010 December Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for the "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA, for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis." 12
2010 December Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Biomineralization templated by chiral molecules and design of biocompatible materials" to design appropriate model systems for biomineralization that will help disentangle the complicated interactions at the protein-biomineral interface. 12
2010 December Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented two papers, "Complexity and Emergence in Austrian Economics" and "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan" with Dr.Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics), at the Southern Economic Association meetings in Atlanta Nov. 20-22. During a meeting in Cully, Switzerland, Nov. 18-19, he co-founded with 13 others a new group dealing with Non-Equilibrium Social Sciences (NESS).ts 12
2010 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 for fiscal year 2011. 11
2010 November Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $4,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation and $724 from the Naomi D. Kern Memorial Foundation for the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at James Madison University. 11
2010 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $181,319 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Radio Community Service Grant. 11
2010 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,325 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain real-life, hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 11
2010 November Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health (through the University of Virginia) for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 11
2010 November Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $227,854 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. 11
2010 November Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 11
2010 November Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $78,581 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 11
2010 November Presentation Hardwick Dr. Kevin Hardwick (Associate Professor, History) presented the 10th Annual Governor Henry Lecture Nov. 16 at the Library of Virginia and Nov. 17 at Hampden-Sydney College. Hardwick's topic, "Partners in Patriotism: Patrick Henry, George Mason, and the Virginia Ratification Debate of 1788," explores the relationship of Henry and Mason over a quarter of a century, from the struggle for independence through the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Rights and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Library of Virginia and Hampden-Sydney College sponsor the Annual Governor Henry Lectures. 11
2010 November Presentation Nash Dr. Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) presented "Middle Atlantic Archaeology" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University on Nov. 15. 11
2010 November Exhibition Anderson Jason Anderson (Graduate Student, Art and Art History) exhibited "reflections from a troubled past," a mixed-media show Nov. 5-29 at the Arts Council of the Valley's Smith House. 11