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Madison Scholarly News - 2011

Year Month Type Name Description month
2011 January Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $23,578 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County" for fiscal year 2011. Akerson also received $360 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." Both grants continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 01
2011 January Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $700 from the Department of Health and Human Services for National Women's Health Week: Come to the MBC to Learn ABCs to increase participant's awareness of the role of physical activity in reducing the risk for breast cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke. 01
2011 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $75,000 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete the phase I cultural resource inventory of the Middle Marsh Project Area west of Middletown, Va. 01
2011 January Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $80,000 from the Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics department curriculum. 01
2011 January Grant Goodall Dr. Paul B. Goodall (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from AgWater Technologies LLC to provide opportunities for undergraduates to conduct water testing in conjunction with this industrial partner. 01
2011 January Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $1,010 from Harrisonburg Public Schools for Gus Bus Site Visits to provide weekly support in the surrounding area to encourage early learning and literacy. 01
2011 January Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,035 from Northwestern University for assessing student spatial thinking skills through classroom video and observation. 01
2011 January Grant Linder Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $8,870 from the Denver Zoological Park to monitor wildlife and human activities in Korup National Park, Cameroon. 01
2011 January Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $85,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the Chesapeake Clean Energy Initiative to further facilitate the development of a community-scale wind power facility on Tangier Island. Miles also received $67,050 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the State Outreach and Speakers Association to provide support to the Virginia Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University to maintain an appropriate rate of responsiveness to the demand in services and to upgrade resources. Miles also received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to repackage the Virginia Renewable Siting Scoring System for wind and wind ordinance training materials, as well as make them available online and to disseminate information through a series of workshops. 01
2011 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $1,026 from DuPont Crop Protection for crop protection agents to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 01
2011 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
2011 January Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $4,048 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Wise Woman/Every Woman's Life Program to design, direct, implement and evaluate the project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services. Race also received $2,045 from the Virginia Department of Health for Health Education/Communication Coordinator to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator to coordinate the public education, professional development and recruitment components of Every Woman's Life. 01
2011 January Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $26,795 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for advanced education nursing traineeship for the underserved areas of rural Virginia to support full- and part-time, current and future graduate students in the nurse practitioner and nurse educator tracks at JMU. 01
2011 January Honor McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) was elected to several leadership positions. He was elected a governing member of the Charles Darwin Foundation, secretary of the Association of Southeastern Biologists and chair of the botany section of the Virginia Academy of Science. 01
2011 January Presentation Byrne Dr. Jennifer Byrne (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented "Home is where the Heart Is?: National Identity and Attitudes Towards Local Integration Among Liberian Refugees in Ghana" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. 01
2011 January Presentation McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) and J. Stutzman presented "A taxonomic revision of the endemic members of Cordia L. (Boraginaceae) in the Galapagos Islands" at the Virginia Academy of Science in Harrisonburg. 01
2011 January Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) presented "The University Mission: Jane Stanford and the Uses of California's Spanish Era" at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Richmond in October 2010; "White Gold: Edwin Crocker and Charles Christian Nahl's Sunday Morning in the Mines" at the Southwest Art History Conference in Taos, N.M., in October 2010; and "Buyers' Market: Painting Labor and the Labor of Painting in an Era of Capital" at the Palmer Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania State University, in November 2010. 01
2011 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Children's Code-switching during Imaginary Role Play in Dominica, West Indies" at the 2010 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November. 01
2011 January Publication Hammond Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) published the book, "The Centrality of the Good: Reflections on Politics and Being," by Lexington Press in November 2010. 01
2011 January Publication Lubert Dr. Howard L. Lubert (Associate Professor, Political Science) published "Sovereignty and Liberty in William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England" in The Review of Politics 72 (Spring 2010). 01
2011 January Publication McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) published "Nocturnal and diurnal pollination of Clerodendrum molle (Verbenaceae) in the Galapagos Islands" in Plant Systematics and Evolution. McMullen also published "Changes in the islands that changed the world: Galapagos phytogeography and the invasive species problem" in Southwest Biology volume 57. McMullen, A. Weeks and K.E. Baird published "Origin and evolution of endemic Galapagos Varronia species (Cordiaceae)" in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution volume 57. 01
2011 January Publication Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) published an essay, "The Manufactured Patron: Staging Bourgeois Identity through Art Consumption in Postbellum America," in "The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century" (Palgrave Press, 2010), edited by Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum. 01
2011 January Publication Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published a reprint of her article, "Multilingual Play: Children's Code-switching, Role Play, and Agency in Dominica, West Indies," in the edited book, "Anthropological Linguistics: Theories and Practices" (Critical Concepts in Language Studies Series) by Routledge in December 2010. The article was first published in Language in Society 34(1) in 2005. 01
2011 January Publication Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote an article, "The Mutability of Melamine: A Transductive Account of a Scandal," which was published in Anthropology Today, Volume 26, Issue 6. 01
2011 January Publication Yang Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published his 2010 article, "Leaders' Conceptual Complexity and Foreign Policy Change: Comparing the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Foreign Policies toward China," in the Chinese Journal of International Politics 3(4): 415-446. 01
2011 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 for Healthy Families to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $6,188 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services and $360 and $54 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for Healthy Families Shenandoah County. 02
2011 February Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. William C. Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $69,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films. 02
2011 February Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $46,868 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Council for Preparing Educators of All Young Children to serve as a interdisciplinary, collaborative forum for the ongoing development and networking of professionals who provide in-service and pre-service professional development to personnel focusing their work on all young children, ages birth to 8 years. 02
2011 February Grant Foust Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $1,000 from Transprint USA Inc. for the Transprint Joint Development Agreement to make available a variety of facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, expertise and services. 02
2011 February Grant Hughes Augustine Dr. William C. Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $85,000 from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary materials science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at James Madison University 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 both within the REU and at regional and national meetings. 02
2011 February Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $243,200 from the National Institutes of Health to analyze the relevance of Interleukin-3 and the associated contributions of basophils and macrophages in cutaneous leishmaniasis. 02
2011 February Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $72,704 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 multicenter clinical study. 02
2011 February Grant May Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "The Effects of Sedimentation on Gravel-Spawning Fish: An Experimental Approach with Applications for Stream Restoration" to quantify how the depth and composition of sediment affects hatching and emergence success of juvenile brook trout. 02
2011 February Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $40,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to address the need for assessment of the wind conditions at the proposed sites for platforms that comprise a Coastal Wind Turbine Demonstration. 02
2011 February Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $12,000 from Pearson Education for textbook authorship of Scott Freeman's "Biological Science" to prepare certain materials in connection with the fifth edition of the textbook. 02
2011 February Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $14,984 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for "Overcoming the Barriers" to provide individualized programming and/or instructional support to empower individuals who have disabilities with the tools they need to successfully participate in community-based recreational programs. 02
2011 February Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $29,305 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for the development of a high-range electric motorcycle to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 02
2011 February Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $28,083 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin for a multistate analysis of the impact of HIV disclosure laws to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons at high risk for the infection for data collection sessions.  Race also received $176,488 from the DuPont Corporate Remediation Group for Promotores as Health Information Specialists to increase the knowledge of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River mercury fish consumption advisories for the Spanish-speaking immigrants throughout the Shenandoah Valley. 02
2011 February Grant Rutherford Fiederlein Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Suzanne L. Fiederlein (Associate Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $30,008 from the U.S. Department of State to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing senior-level managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions. 02
2011 February Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Madison Institutes) received $99,378 from the Center for Civic Education for the We the People National Elementary Institute. 02
2011 February Honor Choi de Wild Ayers Sukjin Choi (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) was selected to receive a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts professional fellowship. The museum awarded Dymphna de Wild (Graduate Student) a graduate fellowship and Erin Ayers (Student) a student fellowship. 02
2011 February Honor Noftsinger Dr. John Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was named to the Shenandoah National Park Trust Board of Trustees. 02
2011 February Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "On the Foundations of Mathematical Economics," at the Workshop on the Probabilistic Impulse in Modern Economic Theory at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the National University of Singapore in January. 02
2011 February Publication Owusu-Ansah Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History; Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Diversity) published the chapter titled, "Reflections on a Contested Half-Century," a historical reflection on Ghana since independence, in the book, "Development Challenges and Opportunities in Africa." 02
2011 February Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper, "Post Keynesian Perspectives on Complex Ecologic-Economic Dynamics," in Metroeconomica, 2011, volume 62, number 1, pages 96-121. 02
2011 February Publication Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) published "Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines" (Praeger, 2010), which provides a detailed history of the global movement to ban anti-personnel landmines, marking the first case of a successful worldwide civil society movement to end the use of an entire category of weapons. 02
2011 February Publication Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published "The Context and Process of Pueblo Mural Painting in the Historic Era" in Kiva: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. 02
2011 March Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,000 from the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. 03
2011 March Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $74,682 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre-Supplement" to contribute to the DEBRIS survey with analysis of the Herschel data. 03
2011 March Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) received $6,000 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society for the Pedagogical Innovations Project to contribute to the funding and growth of the International Mind, Brain and Educational Society and the creation of the journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 03
2011 March Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $14,169 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Literacy Education and Reading Network to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high-school diploma or complete a GED that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment. Hartzler-Weakley also received $126,014 from the Virginia Department of Education for Migrant Education 2010-2011 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. 03
2011 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,257 from Crossroads to Brain Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 03
2011 March Grant Jenkins Newbold Chelsea L. Jenkins (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $50,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Omnibus IV: Outreach and Engagement" to advance a collaborative electric vehicle readiness plan to address short-term issues for impending 2011 electric vehicle deployment as well as to begin planning for long-term issues. 03
2011 March Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $12,000 from Pearson Education to prepare certain materials in connection with a work, "Biological Science," Fifth Edition.  03
2011 March Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $399,921 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" 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
2011 March Grant Rabie Dr. Abdelrahman M. Rabie (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,059 from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. to monitor and assist in the setup of a testing site under HDT technical supervision. 03
2011 March Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $14,750 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate and provide training sessions developed by the Virginia Department of Health on the Public Health Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence for family planning clinic nurses and home visitors. 03
2011 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $132,156 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 03
2011 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2011 Health and Physical Activity Institute to provide funding for a high-quality health and physical education content/teaching summer institute. 03
2011 March Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $22,651 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP—Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 03
2011 March Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented "Race, Place and the May Town Center Project January 2009-June 2010" on March 3 at Fisk and Vanderbilt universities and March 4 at Tennessee State University. 03
2011 March Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics and Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Complex Dynamics and Global Warming," at the meetings of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics at George Washington University, March 17-18. 03
2011 March Presentation Wood Ellis Cross Alyson L. Wood (Research Assistant, Archaeology), Sarah Ellis (Senior) and Katie Cross (Alumna) presented papers at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference March 19-20 in Ocean City, Md.  Wood presented "Horseshoes, Nails and Spencer Bullets: Preliminary Discussions of Wesley Merritt's Cavalry Camp, Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864." Ellis presented "Hill Top Plantation: Urban Archaeology and Community Identity." Cross presented "Least Resistance? Cost-Path Analysis and Hunter-Gather Mobility in the Virginia Blue Ridge." 03
2011 March Service Shaeffer Dr. James Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) has been appointed as the new president for the University of Professional and Continuing Education Association. Shaeffer has served on the association's Board of Directors for more than 10 years and has served as treasurer and as chair of the Division of Special Session, Certificate and Off-Campus Programs and chair of the National Awards Committee. 03
2011 April Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,673 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support through Healthy Families Page County. Akerson received $1,063 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for the Healthy Families Shenandoah County, Quality Childcare Initiative. 04
2011 April Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $98,732 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Phase II of the Smith Creek Virginia Headwaters Brook Trout Restoration to make improvements in the brook trout resources in the eastern United States by converting riparian and upland pastures to bottomland and upland forests. 04
2011 April Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry) received $109,442 from the National Science Foundation for the Research for Undergraduates Site: Integrating Hearing and Deaf Students in Chemical Research to provide undergraduate chemistry research students with the opportunity to develop improved communication tools and methods in science, as well as enhance day-to-day communication between hearing and deaf students. 04
2011 April Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $9,600 from the Manassas Museum System to support an archaeological project to determine the presence or absence of a stockade or palisade that would have enclosed the Cannon Branch earthwork. 04
2011 April Grant Gobetz Dr. Katrina E. Gobetz (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to test the accuracy and range of the "plaque record" as a gauge of dietary trends that may have accompanied ecosystem shifts and to test a paleontological hypothesis that nutritional stress played a significant role in the behavior, evolution and extinction of herbivores. 04
2011 April Grant Havey Dr. Daniel K. Havey (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $7,750 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the NIST. 04
2011 April Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $800,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to advance the development and deployment of wind power in Virginia through a Small Wind Training and Testing Facility. 04
2011 April Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $7,700 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the NIST. 04
2011 April Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $115,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Probing Subatomic Physics Via Lepton Interactions" to explore the transition between the perturbative and the nonperturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities. 04
2011 April Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $66,893 from the Environmental Protection Agency for "Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Low-Cost Energy Management and 'Green' Programming in University Residence Halls" to assess the feasibility of achieving significant reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions using a set of low-cost and short-payback best practices. 04
2011 April Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $173,597 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide training development and provision for the Home Visiting Consortium Services. Race received $70,995 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, for "A Multistate Analysis of the Impact of HIV Exposure Laws" to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons a high risk for the infection for data collection sessions. Race received $32,603 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide management services and implement the Virginia Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program. 04
2011 April Grant Rutherford Fiederlein Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Suzanne L. Fiederlein (Associate Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $278,753 from the U.S. Department of State for the PM/WRA Senior Managers' Course to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions. 04
2011 April Grant Utter Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $45,268 from the National Science Foundation for "Flow and Rheology of Particle-Fluid Suspensions with Variable Hydrophobicity" to understand the influence of surface chemistry on the jamming and flowing of submerged granular flows. 04
2011 April Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,875 from the National Science Foundation for "Research for Undergraduates Request: INTEROP—Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability" to support an undergraduate student to help monitor, develop and test education materials, including work with the geospatial ontology body of knowledge as a potential add-on to the University Consortium of GIScience BOK project. 04
2011 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $67,953 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the National High-Risk Upper Elementary "We The People" Institute. 04
2011 April Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $83,030 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for the Economic Education Consultant Program to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 04
2011 April Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented the opening invited plenary lecture, "Complex Dynamics in Urban-Regional Systems and Patterns of Development," at the International Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Financial Modeling at Guangzhou University, China, March 31-April 2. 04
2011 April Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a chapter, "Nonlinear Dynamics in Urban and Regional Systems," in the book, "Nonlinear Economic Dynamics," edited by Tonu Puu and Anastaiia Panchuk, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2011, pp. 113-126. 04
2011 April Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Maria V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) published a book review of "Rediscovering Fire: Basic Economic Lessons from the Soviet Experience" by Guniver L. Nell, in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, April 2011, vol. 78, nos. 1-2, pp. 192-195. 04
2011 May Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,240 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $1,000 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for the Healthy Families Shenandoah County Quality Childcare Initiative. 05
2011 May Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 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. 05
2011 May Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Spatial Transformations in the Hind Limb Withdrawal Response" to understand the principles by which sensory information is used to program movements. 05
2011 May Grant Daniel Varga Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $7,500 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. 05
2011 May Grant DePaolis Dr. Rory A. DePaolis (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $6,328 from the University of York to explore the differences in infant directed speech between American and British English. 05
2011 May Grant Gubser Dr. Michael D. Gubser (Assistant Professor, History) received $64,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies for the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship. 05
2011 May Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,893 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. 05
2011 May Grant Kaufman Brodrick Hartman Abram T. Kaufman (Stormwater Coordinator, Facilities Management) and Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman (Executive Director, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $70,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support several storm water management activities on the campus of JMU. 05
2011 May Grant Linder Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $3,250 from Primate Conservation Inc. for "Monitoring large mammals and human activities in Korup National Park, Cameroon" to conduct surveys to assess spatial and temporal trends in primate and other large mammal abundance and in human activities, especially bushmeat hunting. 05
2011 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,100,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to advance the business plan for the National Offshore Wind Technology Center, to analyze the feasibility of turbine sites and to provide resource characterization, due diligence and necessary environmental documentation for the proposed test site facilities. 05
2011 May Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the relationship between the atomic scale structure and electrical properties of double-walled carbon nanotubes. 05
2011 May 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 $213,573 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. 05
2011 May Grant Race Lepley Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Susannah Lepley (Program Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $14,725 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to facilitate an increase in knowledge within the Spanish-speaking immigrant community about behavioral health in the United States, to increase knowledge about immigrant issues among behavioral health professionals and to collaborate among a diverse group of immigrants and behavioral health professionals to create a community plan to work on the most urgent immigrant behavioral health issues. 05
2011 May Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $165,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to contact small and medium businesses to introduce them to the services of the SBDC and to provide counseling to the businesses to help business owners reach their goals. 05
2011 May Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $70,992 from Fibertek Inc. for the Journal of Mine Action/R&D Technology Section, 2011-12 to facilitate the exchange of information relevant to issues of test and evaluation and of research and development for mine action. 05
2011 May Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $12,501 from NASA Goddard for "AGN Unification and Their Fermi Gamma Ray Spectra" to extend the development of this model to Radio Loud AGN and its application to the LAT blazar observations. 05
2011 May Grant Sharma Dr. Dinesh R. Sharma (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $6,280 from Florida State University for the second year of "Telephone CBT for Depressed African-American Dementia Caregivers" to perform all statistical analyses on both pilot and interim main study data. 05
2011 May Grant Sternberger Muhonja Pettit Coffman Fazzion Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Lt. Col. Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Military Science), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $208,458 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project GO" to improve the language skills and regional expertise of future military officers through the ROTC Dukes Battalion and to strengthen the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, particularly in Swahili language offerings. 05
2011 May Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Alvin V. Baird Chair, Psychology) received $18,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to provide an internship for a student in the Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County school systems. 05
2011 May Grant Tongen Johnson Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. John H. Johnson Jr. (Visiting Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,500 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 05
2011 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $81,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Study of Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons as well as the study of photonuclear reactions at low energy. 05
2011 May Honor Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) is one of 48 early career scientists at primarily undergraduate institutions in the United States to receive the spring 2011 Cottrell College Science Awards to support significant research that contributes to the advancement of science and to the professional and scholarly development of faculty and their students. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement awarded Constantin $35,000 for "A multi-dimensional exploration of the physical properties of cosmic masers' host galaxies." 05
2011 May Honor Hegg Knab Center JMU's Center for Instructional Technology with the Madison Digital Image Database won the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's Innovation in Higher Education award at the Tech Nite 11 annual awards gala May 5. Kevin Hegg (Assistant Director, Systems and R&D, CIT) and Andreas Knab (Lead Software Developer, CIT) received the award. 05
2011 May Presentation Harris Temple Cresawn Jillian Myers (Student), advised by Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology), presented "The synergistic interaction of Rana muscosa antimicrobial peptides and the bacterially produced metabolite, 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol on the mortality of the zoospores of a lethal amphibian fungal pathogen," which won the first-place poster award at the Shenandoah Valley American Society for Microbiology Student Group held April 9 at Bridgewater College. Second-place honors went to Jonathan Barrett, Stephanie Trapani, Andy Montgomery, Brittany Aeschlimann and Russell Green, advised by Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology), for their poster, "The Genomic Characterization and Analysis of a Novel Group of Bacillus pumilus Bacteriophages." 05
2011 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Complexity and Evolution" at the Workshop on Integrating Evolutionary Theory into Behavioral Economics, held May 5-7 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at Duke University. 05
2011 May Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics) presented "Lifts, Jumps and Sprints to Develop Sports Performance" and "Nutrient Timing" at the 5th Annual Valley Health Coaches' Conference held April 9 in Winchester. Werner presented "The Freshman and Sophomore Years: Developing A Foundation for Success" at the Mid-Atlantic Strength and Conditioning Coaches Clinic held April 30 in Amherst and "Training for Athletic Performance: A Multi-Dimensional Model" during the Midwest Sports Performance Conference at the University of Kansas, May 13 and 14. 05
2011 May Presentation Williams Callye Williams (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics) presented "Dynamic Warm-ups and Active Isolated Stretching" at the 5th Annual Valley Health Coaches' Conference held April 9 in Winchester and at the Mid-Atlantic Strength and Conditioning Coaches Clinic held April 30 in Amherst. 05
2011 May Service Werner Greg Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning, Intercollegiate Athletics) was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association during the professional organization's May 4-6 national conference in Kansas City, Mo. 05
2011 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 for "Healthy Families Page County — Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention," $7,336 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County — Safe and Stable Families" and $1,200 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 07
2011 July Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $35,000 from the Research Corporation for "A multi-dimensional exploration of the physical properties of cosmic masers' host galaxies" to quantify the rate at which mega-masers are hosted by the whole variety of optical spectral classifications observed in the nearby universe and to reveal the most statistically significant connections between mega-maser emission and its host optical properties. 07
2011 July 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. 07
2011 July Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 07
2011 July Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $3,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation to support the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at JMU. 07
2011 July Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $8,247 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to oversee the field research program and to coordinate preparation of the report of findings for the preliminary Phase I archaeological and historical surveys of the Island Farm parcel east of Strasburg, Va. Geier received $3,742 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to finish the Phase I project at the Middle Marsh locale west of Middletown, Va., by cataloging artifacts recovered and preparing a final report of findings. 07
2011 July Grant Hartshorn Dr. Anthony S. Hartshorn (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $25,000 from Weyerhauser Corp. for "Soil respiration measurements across the Bayboro organic matter plots" to measure soil respiration rates to provide insight into soil processes as they relate to sustainability of working forests. 07
2011 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, 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
2011 July Grant Haynes Whitmeyer Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $7,378 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support bedrock mapping in the south half of the Monterey SE 7 _' quadrangle in the Valley and Ridge Province, Highland County, Va. 07
2011 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $4,121 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services for the Harrisonburg Community Health Center. 07
2011 July Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $308,365 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 07
2011 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Priority State Wind Energy Outreach Strategy and Implementation/Wind Powering America" to support the development of wind power in Virginia — onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale — by engaging in various outreach and implementation activities. 07
2011 July 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, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $49,188 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
2011 July Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health — $135,278 for "Wise Woman/Every Woman's Life Program" to design, direct, implement and evaluate the project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services, and $68,207 to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator for the program. Race received $115,736 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 07
2011 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
2011 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) received $250,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of JMU. 07
2011 July Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $24,985 from the Military Assistance Advisory Group for the Senior Management Workshop for Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Action, Peru 2011 to enhance the management skills and knowledge of senior managers of ERW and mine action programs in Ecuador and Peru. 07
2011 July Grant Stoloff Grayson Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for and distribution of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2012. 07
2011 July Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $40,000 from the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corp. to help promote growth of the FIRST LEGO League in Washington, D.C., as well as in rural areas and school divisions with Title I designation. 07
2011 July Grant Williams Kalela A. Williams (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $3,500 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the Furious Flower Collegiate Poetry Summit to support a gathering of college students from across Virginia and around the country who, in workshops and panel discussions, study the craft of poetry and learn ways to incorporate poetry in community service and outreach. 07
2011 July Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $50,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society for "Specific Ions on the Interfacial Properties at the Hydrophobic/Aqueous Interfaces" to measure, investigate and explore the interfacial properties at the hydrophobic/aqueous interfaces. 07
2011 July Honor Clarke Dr. Theresa B. Clarke (Professor, Marketing) is a member of the Business Editorial Board that won the MERLOT House Cup, a perpetual award that recognizes the level of contributions made to the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching collection during an academic year. The winners of the 2011 MERLOT Awards were honored at the MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference, held in San Jose, Calif., July 12. 07
2011 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) presented a paper, "A Comparison of the Cultural Influence on Economic Policy of Confucianism in North and South Korea," at the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 4-8. 07
2011 July Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics; Director, Office of Economic Services) presented a paper, "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan," at the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 4-8. 07
2011 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "The Implications of Nonlinear Dynamics for Global Warming," at Beijing Normal University on July 9. 07
2011 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote a book, "Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecologic-Economic Systems: From Catastrophe to Chaos and Beyond," which was published by Springer. 07
2011 July Publication Temple Stockwell Masters Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) published three articles recently on her work with colleagues and students on a bacterial pathogen of turkeys. "The autotransporter protein from Bordetella avium, Baa1, is involved in host cell attachment" was published in Microbiological Research and included Dr. Stephanie Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Nathan Beach (Former JMU teaching postdoctoral fellow). "Bordetella avium causes induction of apoptosis and nitric oxide synthase in turkey tracheal explant cultures" was published in Microbes and Infection with the same authors, and included current Isaac Masters (JMU biotechnology major). "The Bordetella avium BAV1965-1962 fimbrial locus is regulated by temperature and produces fimbriae involved in adherence to turkey tracheal tissue" appeared in the journal, Infection and Immunity, with collaborators from Bristol, United Kingdom. 07
2011 December Grant Bechtel Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "A Potential Role for Lacritin on Functional Activity in Cornea Stromal Cells" 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
2011 December Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 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. 12
2011 December Grant Brewster Dr. Jo Anne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administrative tasks for the society. 12
2011 December Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masters: 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
2011 December Grant Desportes Dr. Laura Desportes (Head and Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $35,848 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Virginia Investment in Critical Faculty Training" to provide support for training clinical faculty for an approved educator preparation program, a five-year Early Childhood Special Education Master of Arts in Teaching Program. 12
2011 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $33,200 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone for "Middletown Woods Parcel" to complete a Phase I archaeological survey of the Middletown Woods in Middletown, Va. 12
2011 December Grant Harned Newbold Dr. Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $60,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Omnibus V: Outreach & Engagement" to advance a collaborative electric vehicle readiness plan to address short-term issues for impending 2011 electric vehicle deployment as well as to begin planning for long-term issues. 12
2011 December Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $7,913 from Villanova University for the use of HPLC-MS to detect antifungal bacterial metabolites to analyze swab samples from amphibians to detect antifungal bacterial metabolites. 12
2011 December Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Geochemical Constraints on the Depth and Composition of the Crust and Mantle Beneath Mole Hills, a 47-Million-Year-Old Volcano" to probe the structure of the crust and mantle beneath the Shenandoah Valley. 12
2011 December Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $6,084 from First LEGO League to provide sponsorship of robotics teams. 12
2011 December Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) 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
2011 December Honor Anderson Parkhurst Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design), Ryan Parkhurst (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) and faculty from ieiMedia and Iowa State University created a website for the Urbino Project 2011, which was awarded the 2011 EPPY Award for Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report. The EPPY Awards are presented by Editors & Publisher. 12
2011 December Honor Dilts Dr. Judith A. Dilts (Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology) has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her leadership in science education and her mentorship of a generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics leaders. 12
2011 December Honor Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) is the recipient of the 2012 Jerger Career Award for Research is Audiology for her many contributions to the advancement of auditory neuroscience, her service to the scientific community and her expert mentoring of students. Ryals will be formally recognized by the American Academy of Audiology at its annual convention in Boston in March. 12
2011 December Publication Bhatt Dr. Vipul Bhatt (Assistant Professor, Economics) wrote "Adolescent Alcohol Use and Intergenerational Transfers: Evidence from Micro Data," which was published in Journal of Family and Economic Issues, vol. 32, pp. 296-307. 12
2011 December Publication Drake Dr. Pamela P. Drake (Head and Professor, Finance and Business Law) and F. Neale wrote "Financial Guarantee Insurance and the Failures in Risk Management," which was published in Journal of Insurance Regulation. 12
2011 December Publication Fields Dr. T. Windsor Fields (Professor, Economics), W.R. Hart and N.R. Noble wrote "Is a More Predictable Monetary Policy Really Better?" which was published in International Research Journal of Applied Finance, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 82-90. 12
2011 December Publication He Dr. Hui He (Assistant Professor, Finance and International Business) and P. Locke wrote "Global Trends in Real Risk Free Rate," which was published in Research in International Business and Finance, vol. 25, pp. 53-63. 12
2011 December Publication He Dr. Hui He (Assistant Professor, Finance and International Business) and J. Yang wrote "Regime Switching Analysis of ADR Home Market Pass-Through," which was published in Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 35, pp. 204-214. 12
2011 December Publication Horn Heap Cavusoglu Jerome Dr. Robert N. Horn (Professor, Economics and International Business), Philip S. Heap (Lecturer, Economics), Dr. Nevin Cavusoglu (Assistant Professor, Economics and International Business) and Dr. Robert T. Jerome Jr. (Professor, Economics and International Business) wrote "No Relief in Sight: Higher Unemployment at Every Age," which was published in Challenge, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 46-53. 12
2011 December Publication Markham Dr. Ina S. Markham (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "Assessing the Prediction of Employee Productivity: A Comparison of OLS vs. CART," which was published in International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management. 12
2011 December Publication Mathieu Pal Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Raktim Pal (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "The Selection of Supply Chain Management Projects: A Case Study Approach," which was published in Operations Management Research. 12
2011 December Publication Parks Dr. Laura L. Parks (Assistant Professor, Management) and R. Guay wrote "Can Personal Values Predict Performance? Evidence in an Academic Setting," which was published in Applied Psychology. 12
2011 December Publication Semaan Drake Dr. Elias J. Semaan (Assistant Professor, Finance)and Dr. Pamela P. Drake (Head and Professor, Finance and Business Law) wrote "Deregulation and Risk," which was published in Financial Management, vol. 40, pp. 295-329. 12
2011 December Publication Smith Dr. Angela M. Smith (Assistant Professor, Economics) wrote "An Experimental Study of Exclusive Contracts," which was published in International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 4-13. 12
2011 December Publication Harris P.J. Wiggins (Student), J.M. Smith (Student), Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole of Villanova University wrote an article, "The gut of red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) may serve as a reservoir for an antifungal cutaneous bacterium," which was published in Journal of Herpetology. 12
2011 December Publication Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) and Mark C. Schug wrote "Economic Episodes in American History," a textbook published byWohl Publishing Inc., Morristown, N.J. 12
2011 December Service Kidd Dr. John Kidd (Associate Professor, Learning, technology and Leadership Education) is part of a 15-member committee formed to study the Orange County Public Schools teacher salary scale to consider ways it can be made more competitive, equitable and consistent. 12
2011 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services — $17,280 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Safe and Stable Families" and $4,125 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Quality Childcare Initiative-Fiscal Year 2012" to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $760 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." 10
2011 October Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,460 from DuPont De Nemours and Company 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 and $151,761 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for "TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator, Shenandoah and Upper James River Watersheds" to assist the Department of Conservation and Recreation in meeting its Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load responsibilities and implementing local nonpoint source TMDL requirements. 10
2011 October Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "Brook Trout and Climate Change" to rank brook trout habitats in West Virginia and Maryland on resiliency to climate change. 10
2011 October Grant Hale Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor, Nursing) received $26,994 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipend for the Underserved Rural Virginia" to apply for traineeship funding to support current and future students in the JMU nursing department graduate program. 10
2011 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,871 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for "Drug Free Communities Mentor Grant" to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways and learn environmental strategies through praxis. 10
2011 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,321 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 10
2011 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,925 from various public schools for the K-12 GIS Software Site License Consortium to facilitate the distribution of the ArcGIS software package to Virginia teachers. 10
2011 October Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $89,676 from the U.S. Department of Education for "RISE: Restructuring K-12 Special Education Program to Build Resilient, Informed Special Educators Year 3" 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. 10
2011 October Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $247,135 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center: Section 619 Support" to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2011 October Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from Pearson Education to prepare materials in connection with the textbook titled "Biological Science, Fifth Edition." 10
2011 October Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. for "Visual Investigative Analysis Software License." 10
2011 October Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for "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. 10
2011 October Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $10,700 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to serve as editor-in-chief for three volumes of the Journal of Geoscience Education. 10
2011 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $174,994 from the International Research and Exchange Board for the "International Leaders in Education Program" to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of the U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2011 October Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,024 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP-Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability/Year 2" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 10
2011 October Presentation Kretlow Desportes Barnes Dr. Allison Graves Kretlow (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) presented "A Model of Professional Development for RtI" at the Response to Intervention: Making the Connection with Higher Education Symposium held Oct. 28 at JMU. Kretlow was a co-presenter in the plenary session "Infusing RtI for Preservice and Inservice Teachers through University-School Partnerships" at the symposium, which was sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Student Services. Dr. Laura Desportes (Head and Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Susan Barnes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) coordinated the symposium in conjunction with the DOE. 10
2011 October Publication Chakrabarty Dr. Bidyut Chakrabarty (Mahatma Gandhi Visiting Chair in Global Nonviolence) wrote "Corporate Social Responsibility in India," a textbook published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 10
2011 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services — $17,280 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Safe and Stable Families" and $4,125 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Quality Childcare Initiative-Fiscal Year 2012" to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $760 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." 10
2011 October Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,460 from DuPont De Nemours and Company 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 and $151,761 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for "TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator, Shenandoah and Upper James River Watersheds" to assist the Department of Conservation and Recreation in meeting its Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load responsibilities and implementing local nonpoint source TMDL requirements. 10
2011 October Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "Brook Trout and Climate Change" to rank brook trout habitats in West Virginia and Maryland on resiliency to climate change. 10
2011 October Grant Hale Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor, Nursing) received $26,994 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipend for the Underserved Rural Virginia" to apply for traineeship funding to support current and future students in the JMU nursing department graduate program. 10
2011 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,871 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for "Drug Free Communities Mentor Grant" to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways and learn environmental strategies through praxis. 10
2011 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,321 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 10
2011 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,925 from various public schools for the K-12 GIS Software Site License Consortium to facilitate the distribution of the ArcGIS software package to Virginia teachers. 10
2011 October Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $89,676 from the U.S. Department of Education for "RISE: Restructuring K-12 Special Education Program to Build Resilient, Informed Special Educators Year 3" 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. 10
2011 October Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $247,135 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center: Section 619 Support" to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2011 October Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from Pearson Education to prepare materials in connection with the textbook titled "Biological Science, Fifth Edition." 10
2011 October Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. for "Visual Investigative Analysis Software License." 10
2011 October Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for "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. 10
2011 October Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $10,700 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to serve as editor-in-chief for three volumes of the Journal of Geoscience Education. 10
2011 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $174,994 from the International Research and Exchange Board for the "International Leaders in Education Program" to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of the U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2011 October Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,024 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP-Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability/Year 2" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 10
2011 October Presentation Kretlow Desportes Barnes Dr. Allison Graves Kretlow (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) presented "A Model of Professional Development for RtI" at the Response to Intervention: Making the Connection with Higher Education Symposium held Oct. 28 at JMU. Kretlow was a co-presenter in the plenary session "Infusing RtI for Preservice and Inservice Teachers through University-School Partnerships" at the symposium, which was sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Student Services. Dr. Laura Desportes (Head and Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Susan Barnes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) coordinated the symposium in conjunction with the DOE. 10
2011 October Publication Chakrabarty Dr. Bidyut Chakrabarty (Mahatma Gandhi Visiting Chair in Global Nonviolence) wrote "Corporate Social Responsibility in India," a textbook published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 10
2011 September Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Social Services—$47,882 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" and $22,608 for "Healthy Families Page County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $9,210 from Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services and $100 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." 09
2011 September Grant Arnold Dr. Elizabeth A. Arnold (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $5,525 from the Mathematical Association of America for "Expanding Your Horizons Day with Follow-up" to fund a conference for girls in grades 7-10 with follow-up activities to stimulate the participants' interest in math, to provide them with female scientist role models and to foster awareness of opportunities in math and science-related careers. 09
2011 September Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology, Geology and Environmental Studies) received $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for the "Watershed Fragmentation of Aquatic Ecosystems: GIS analysis of Non-National Forest Lands." 09
2011 September Grant Buchholz Heydari Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Hossain M. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received$916,714 from the National Science Foundation for "Scholarship for Service: Digital Forensics and Undergraduate Information Security" to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students for a bachelor of science degree in computer science and information security certification and to provide scholarship support for graduate students for a master's degree in computer science with a concentration in digital forensics. 09
2011 September Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences for the 2012 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 09
2011 September Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Education—$200,000 to establish the Smithland Community Learning Center, linking the Big Brothers Big Sisters AMP IT UP Academic Mentoring program and the Career Development Academy Adult and Family Learning Center for quality out-of-school, extended day programming, $200,000 to establish a Community Learning Center at Skyline Middle School and $150,000 for the Career Development Academy to offer English Literacy Civics services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding. 09
2011 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $75,115 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to assess the remaining, currently forested, parcels of land of the Middle Marsh Tract west of Middletown, Va., Nieswander's Fort and Wesley Merritt's Cavalry Camp. 09
2011 September Grant Hartshorn Bakker Dr. Anthony S. Hartshorn (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science)and Vickie Bakker (Project Director) received $21,677 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "An Assessment of the Biological Impact of Contaminants and Management Actions That Influence Long-Term Persistence of the California Condor" to investigate the biological impact of environmental contaminants (e.g., lead, DDE, micro-trash, PBDEs, rodenticides) on the survivorship and or/reproductive success of California condors. 09
2011 September Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $26,242 from the Virginia Department of Health for "VDH Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence Training" to support the implementation of Project Connect in Virginia to improve health response to domestic and sexual violence. 09
2011 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $100,981 from the Virginia Department of Health for the "Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia" to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education. 09
2011 September Grant Ivey Dr. Melinda G. Ivey (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $31,808 to provide high-quality professional development for high-school English teachers and $8,000 from the International Reading Association for "A Mixed Methods Study of Literacy Engagement and Its Influence on Youth Identities and Relationships" to determine how and why a shift in teaching practice, in effect a shift in teacher-student power relations, affects student identities and social relationships. 09
2011 September Grant Kirk Peaslee Cleveland Dr. Gary R. Kirk (Assistant Professor, Political Science), Dr. Liliokanaio X. Peaslee (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Amanda J. Cleveland (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $438,229 from the U.S. Department of Justice for "Testing the Impact of Mentor Training and Peer Support on the Quality of Mentor-Mentee Relationships and Outcomes for At-Risk Youth." 09
2011 September Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,100 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project Year 5 of 5 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. 09
2011 September Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye - Year 5" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 09
2011 September Grant Miles Holland Wilson Luerssen Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative) received $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Wind Schools in Virginia Hosted by James Madison University, Phase II" to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for K-12 schools in Virginia. 09
2011 September Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $178,052 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the "Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement - Fiscal Year 2012" 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
2011 September Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $1,000 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for "Development of a High Range Electric Motorcycle" to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 09
2011 September Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $91,943 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for "Support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010" and $55,230 from the U.S. Department of State for "CISR Fellowship Activities to Further PM/WRA Goals and Objectives" to provide a training opportunity and additional staffing support for PM/WRA through the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Humanitarian Mine Action Fellowship. 09
2011 September Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $25,000 from the American Auditory Society to support the editor-in-chief of Ear and Hearing, the official journal of the society. 09
2011 September Grant Simmons William L. Simmons (Sergeant, Police and Public Safety) received $500 from Walmart to provide safety equipment for the JMU Police Department. 09
2011 September Grant Sternberger Fazzion Coffman Pettit Muhonja Dr. Lee Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Office of International Programs), Dr. Guiliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Department of Military Science) and Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $251,759 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project Go" to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students and to build the Swahili language program at JMU. 09
2011 September Publication Wales Dr. William Wales (Assistant Professor, Management), Dr. Erik Monsen and Alexander McKelvie wrote "The Organizational Pervasiveness of Entrepreneurial Orientation," which was published in Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 2011, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 895-923. 09
2011 August Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $400 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. 08
2011 August Grant Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administration tasks for the society. 08
2011 August Grant Bryson Dr. B.J. Bryson (Professor, Social Work) received $185,734 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WHS 21st Century Community Learning Center to improve academic achievement and college readiness of Waynesboro High School students by focusing on environmental education that supports in-school content. 08
2011 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Thomas Harrison Community Learning Center to implement new efforts targeting English (reading/writing) with the intention of removing the school from English and School Improvement status and strengthening the community learning center efforts for enduring sustainability. 08
2011 August Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $16,000 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone for "Merritt's Cavalry Camp Extended Phase I" to assess the remaining, currently forested, parcels of land of the Middle Marsh Tract west of Middletown, Virginia, Nieswander's Farm and Wesley Merritt's Cavalry Camp. 08
2011 August Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $526,505 from the National Science Foundation for "Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Diversity and symbiosis: examining the taxonomic, genetic, and functional diversity of amphibian skin microbiota." 08
2011 August Grant Heydari Tjaden Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $34,807 from the Department of Defense for the DOD Information Assurance Scholarship Program in fiscal year 2012 to provide support for an undergraduate student for the Information Security Programs at JMU. 08
2011 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for the Medical Suitcases Clinic for the Homeless to provide onsite urgent care to clients enrolled in local homeless shelters while providing case management services when comprehensive services are needed. 08
2011 August Grant Jenkins Chelsea L. Jenkins (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the "Update to the Virginia Energy Plan" to assist DMME with updates to the Virginia Energy Plan. 08
2011 August Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Augusta County and $1,250 from the city of Lexington to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 08
2011 August Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $86,011 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board 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 $34,937 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the form of community service grants. 08
2011 August Grant Linn Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education) received $7,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative: The Virginia Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate" to conduct a statewide survey of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs to assess the state-specific reasons why they succeed (or not) in STEM disciplines. 08
2011 August Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Studies and Disorders) received $60,385 from the Alfred Mann Foundation for "Usage of Peak Motus software to analyze Videofluoroscopic recordings of Modified Barium Swallow for Hyolaryngeal elevation measurements" and $16,193 from Passy-Muir Inc. for "Psychophysical Study of Effects of Different Device Parameters on Swallowing Frequency and Brain Responses" to identify which stimulation parameters will induce a greater increase in swallowing rate and the greatest cortical brain response to vibrotactile stimulation in healthy volunteers. 08
2011 August Grant Maslen Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,962 from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. to analyze data from HDT's summer shelter tests, write a summary report and present the findings. 08
2011 August Grant McKown Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $51,180 from the National Institutes of Health for "Structure and Function of Ocular Lacritin, Year 4" to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further elucidate the nature of the lacritin cell surface binding complex. 08
2011 August Grant Nagel Ogundipe Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Adebayo A. Ogundipe (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $15,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for "Research into the Design and Development of a Campus Composting Facility" to provide JMU with sustainable means of recycling food waste from the dining halls by designing an aerobic composting facility on campus. 08
2011 August Grant Nash Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geography) received $2,725 from the city of Harrisonburg for "Archaeological Investigations Associated with the Construction of Shelter #2 and Amphitheater Band Shell, Ralph Sampson Park" to assess the impact of construction on historic landscape within the boundaries of the park. Nash received $22,342 from the National Park Service to conduct archaeological field surveys as required and conduct condition assessments on sites already listed in the Archaeological Site Management Information System and update the records in that system, and $4,870 from the National Park Service to conduct condition assessments on known sites listed in the Archaeological Site Management Information System to determine the impacts to these sites from the Smith Run fire of February 2011. 08
2011 August Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $34,000 from the National Science Foundation for "BRIGE: Understanding Engineering Students through the Lens of Identity Theory — Implications for Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students" to continue data collection and analysis, as well as furthering the development of valid and reliable instruments to measure the engineer identity of students. 08
2011 August Grant Rankin Dr. Mark C. Rankin (Assistant Professor, English) received $179,392 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for "Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603" to investigate the physical construction of books and the nature of reading during the era of the Tudor monarchs through an overseas program. 08
2011 August Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $496,672 from the U.S. Department of State for "CISR Core Services to WRA" to maintain and enhance the existing Mine Action Information Center website information and tools, and to maintain and annually update the Online Global Mine Action Registry and $39,126 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for "Support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010." 08
2011 August Grant Swayne Klevickis Sochacki Giovanetti Niculescu Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education), Dr. Cynthia A. Klevickis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. James S. Sochacki (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $199,991 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for the Virginia Initiative for Robotics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills with innovative, sustainable, engaging, research-based teaching methods, and to address the needs of middle- and high-school teachers and principals. 08
2011 August Presentation Baker Dr. George H. Baker III (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Technical Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) presented "Critical Infrastructure Protection Priorities for Electromagnetic Pulse" at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on Aug. 25. 08
2011 August Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration), Richard P.F. Holt and David Colander wrote a paper, "The Complexity Era in Economics," which was published in Review of Political Economy, July 2011, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 359-371. 08
2011 August Service Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was appointed to the Center for Innovative Technology's Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee in August. 08
2011 June Exhibition Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a poster, "Technology Heaven," at the ICCC2010 International Digital Design Invitation Exhibition at Tezukayama University, Japan. 06
2011 June Exhibition Wright Shaun Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) created a feature-length documentary film, "What Did You Do This Summer?" The film, which follows six at-risk Baltimore youth as they participate in their first summer jobs, is an official selection of the 2011 Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles. 06
2011 June Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $57,663 from the Virginia Department of Social Services and $800 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 06
2011 June Grant Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $12,042 from DuPont for "Impacts of Waynesboro Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades on Periphyton Biomass and Mercury Uptake: Year II" to investigate the effects of reduced nutrient levels on the South River. 06
2011 June Grant Gentile Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,816 from the city of Harrisonburg for "Proposal to Implement the Dry River Recreation Plan" to remove and rehabilitate the 27 campsites within the Dry River Water Supply Area. 06
2011 June Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,000 from the Office on Children and Youth to aid in preventing teen pregnancy. 06
2011 June Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Merck Foundation and $26,899 from various agencies to provide onsite care services, chronic illness management and preventative care to homeless clients enrolled in local shelters while simultaneously providing onsite care management services when more comprehensive services are needed. 06
2011 June Grant Hulvey Dale B. Hulvey (Assistant Vice President, Information Technology) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Electronic Transcript File Importation" to establish a working relationship and a formal commitment between the two agencies that will allow JMU to conduct technical and project activities. 06
2011 June Grant Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) received $4,500 from the U.S. Army War College to enable release time for Dr. Frank B. Kalupa to serve as the visiting professor of strategic communication at the college. 06
2011 June Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service, Academic Affairs; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Don Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $210,471 from Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership for fiscal year 2011-12. 06
2011 June 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 in fiscal year 2012. Race received $5,752 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 06
2011 June Grant Slykhuis Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the kindergarten through eighth grade Developing Standards Based-Individualized Educational Program Mathematics Content Teaching Academy. 06
2011 June Grant Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $6,050 from the Council for Economic Education to provide training and workshops to area classroom teachers in implementing a Mini-Economy Program that will provide instruction in entrepreneurship and economic education for their students. 06
2011 June Grant Zingraff Hubbell Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,090,637 from the Virginia Department of Health for the third year of "Health Bites" to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and encourage them to adopt healthy habits. 06
2011 June Honor Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) received two Aegis Awards for videos he produced for JMU's Office of International Programs, "JMU's Semester in Florence: Living The Dream" and "JMU's Semester in Salamanca: There's So Much There!" 06
2011 June Honor Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the Broadcast Education Association's Faulty Interactive Multimedia Competition solo category for "2D Animation Basics." 06
2011 June Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Project Management in the Capstone Sandbox: Photos, Audio, Video and 3D in Google Earth" at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas. 06
2011 June Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Producing the Short Movie: It Doesn't Get Any More Real Than This" at the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences "Creating A Culture of Research on Campus" conference held at the College of William and Mary. He presented on two panels at the Broadcast Education Association annual conference, "Opening Doors: Finding Growth and Opportunity in Study Abroad" and "It's Not Just Interactivity: Why We Teach Writing for Interactive Media." 06
2011 June Presentation Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Ethical Implications of Cause Marketing" at the Sixth Annual Faith and Communication Conference April 2 at Campbell University in North Carolina. 06
2011 June Presentation Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) presented "Constructing Girlhood: Reflecting on the News Media's Moral Panic about Girls 'Growing Up Too Fast'" and "Growing Up White and Female During the Great Depression: Popular Communication, Media and Memory" at the International Communication Association Conference held May 26-30 in Boston. 06
2011 June Presentation Neckowitz Alan Neckowitz (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented "Reader and Viewer Comments: A Boon of a Blister on the Modern Media" at the 41st Annual Convention of the Popular Culture Association held in San Antonio April 20-23. 06
2011 June Presentation Normand Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Adapting Traditional Narratives for Interactive Media" at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas. She presented on the panel, "Multimedia Learning: Theory in the Communication Center," at the National Association of Communication Centers' conference. 06
2011 June Presentation OConnor Thomas P. O'Connor (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Double Exposure: Capturing Greene on Film" at the International Graham Greene Festival in the United Kingdom in October. 06
2011 June Presentation Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The New Media Writing Course at the 10-Year Mark" at the Broadcast Education Association annual conference. 06
2011 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a plenary address, "Complex Dynamics in Ecologic-Economic Systems," at the 11th Nonlinear Economic Dynamics conference held June 1-3 at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain. 06
2011 June Presentation Turner Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented "Perceptual Translucence: The Way We Watch Now" at the 41st Annual Convention of the Popular Culture Association held in San Antonio April 20-23. 06
2011 June Publication Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Never Thot This Could Happen in the South! The Anti-lynching Advocacy of Appalachian Newspaper Editor Bruce Crawford," which was published in Appalachian Journal, Vol. 38, Nos. 2-3, Winter/Spring 2011. 06
2011 June Publication Mo Augustine DeVore Hughes Alan K. Mo (2011 Graduate), Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Vezekile P. Zungu of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and Laura L. Lee of High Point (N.C.) University wrote an article, "Improving the adhesion of Au thin films onto poly(methyl methacrylate) substrates using spun-cast organic solvents," which was published in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuums, Surfaces and Films in March, vol. 29, issue 3. The article was selected by the journal's editors as one of three featured publications for the June 2011 quarterly newsletter that is distributed to over 5,000 American Vacuum Society members across industry, academia and government laboratories. 06
2011 June Publication Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Teaching Writing in the Age of Convergence," which was published in the October 2010 edition of the Journal of Media Education. 06
2011 June Service Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Nonlinear Economic Dynamics Society. 06