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Year Month Type Name Description month
2013 January Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received three grants from Carmeuse Lime & Stone with the purpose of providing a field study at an archaeological site identified north of Hite Chapel Road — $39,953 for "Complete Phase II Tabler Farm," $30,562 for "Phase II: First Farmstead" and $30,562 for "Phase II: Second Farmstead." Carter also received $35,976 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to complete the archaeological assessments on the Stickley Quarter, Nieswander's Fort and Merritt's Cavalry Camp sites on the Middle March Parcel. 01
2013 January Grant Harris

Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $5,000 from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for "Conservation microbial ecology of the eastern hellbender" to investigate the function of hellbender microbial communities by determining if the compositions of bacterially produced metabolites are constant and are capable of inhibiting the amphibian chytrid fungus. Harris received $920 from the National Science Foundation for "Supplemental request to Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Diversity and symbiosis: examining the taxonomic, genetic and functional diversity of amphibian skin microbiota" to fund travel to a principal investigator’s meeting at the NSF.

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2013 January Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $66,570 from Virginia Commonwealth University for "Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center Fiscal Year 2013" to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Hartzler-Weakley received $3,120 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for "Drug Free Communities Mentor Grant Year 2" to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways. She also received $17,837 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Migrant Education 2012-2013" 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. 01
2013 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,968 from the City of Harrisonburg to improve the healthcare services delivered to the homeless to end not only chronic but also episodic homelessness in the City of Harrisonburg. 01
2013 January Grant Kyger, Quinn

Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $29,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments-Fiscal Year 2013" to develop and deliver courses via distance education, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium.

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2013 January Grant Ludlow

Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $50,000 from Passy-Muir Inc. for "The Passy Muir Swallowing Self Training Device to Enhance Recovery Post-Stroke" 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.

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2013 January Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $361,948 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Home Visiting Consortium" to maintain the consortium website, to continue to operate its web-based training registration system and to continue to provide periodic reports on the home visiting registration.

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2013 January Grant Race, Hubbell

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $256,010 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2012-2013" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.

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2013 January Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $35,000 from the American Auditory Society for Editor-in-Chief, Ear and Hearing Journal. 01
2013 January Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received two grants of $20,698 and $2,780 from Virginia city and county donors for the "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2013 January Publication Bodkin

Dr. Alison Bodkin (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) wrote the curation "Nursing our pinktoberfest hangover, women’s health is a joke" for In Media Res.

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2013 January Publication Solometo

Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Associate Professor, Anthropology) and Joshua Moss (’06 Anthropology and English Alumnus) wrote “Picturing the Past: Gender in National Geographic Reconstructions of Prehistoric Life,” which was published in American Antiquity 78:123-146 in January.

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2013 January Honor Linder

Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Associate Professor, Anthropology) was selected by the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners as the "Professor of the Month" for January 2013

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2013 January Honor Pierrakos, Taalman Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Associate Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Laura Taalman (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) were among 12 recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award, which was presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. 01
2013 January Publication Aleman, Aleman

Dr. Carlos Aleman (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Melissa Aleman (Professor, Communication Studies) wrote "The trouble with family stories" in the book "Mediating Cultures: Parenting in Intercultural Contexts," which was published by the Lexington Press.

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2013 January Publication Bland

Dr. Sidney R. Bland (Professor Emeritus, History) wrote "Alice Paul: Finally Getting Her Due," which was published in The Clarion, 42: 2-3 in fall 2012. 

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2013 January Publication Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) co-authored an article with G.J. Galanes, "'He’s really setting an example': Student contributions to the learning environment," which was published in Communication Studies, 64 (1): 49-65.

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2013 January Publication Loveland

Dr. Jeffrey D. Loveland (Professor, Health Sciences) co-authored an article with L.O. Gentry, "Sleep: Essential to Living Life to Its Fullest," which was published in OT Practice 18 (1): 9-14.

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2013 January Publication Mazzarella

Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) edited "Content & representation," a volume of the International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, which was published by Blackwell in January 2013.

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2013 January Publication O'Donnell

Dr. Mary E. O’Donnell (Assistant Professor, Spanish) published an article, "Second Language Learners’ Use of Marginal Glosses," in Foreign Language Annals (45): 543-563 in December 2012.

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2013 January Publication Opt

Dr. Susan Opt (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) wrote "Enhancing speech creativity and preparation," which was published in Communication Teacher, 26 (4): 224-227.

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2013 January Publication Witmer Dr. Andrew Witmer (Assistant Professor, History) co-authored an article with William G. Thomas and Patrick D. Jones, "History Harvests: What Happens When Students Collect and Digitize People’s History?" in Perspectives on History in January 2013. The journal is published by the American Historical Association. 01
2013 January Service Bland Dr. Sidney R. Bland (Professor Emeritus, History) has been elected to the Board of Directs of the Edith and Theodore Roosevelt Pine Knot Foundation. Pine Knot was the rustic retreat for President Theodore Roosevelt and is located south of Charlottesville. 01
2013 February Grant Akerson, Hubbell Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from Rockingham Memorial Hospital – $130,315 for "Healthy Families Page County-RMH Support" and $130,315 for "Healthy families Shenandoah County-RMH Support" to provide integrated activities and services that are designed to improve the well-being, increase the permanency and ensure the safety of children who are in or at risk being place in an out-of-home placement as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse. Akerson and Hubbell also received $2,000 from Page Memorial Hospital for "Healthy Families Page County-Page Memorial Hospital Support" to provide written and video materials and supportive education to at least 100 new and expectant parents regarding Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other serious early childhood health and safety issues. 02
2013 February Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $35,021 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for "Smith Creek Virginia Headwaters Brook Trout Restoration: Phase II" to make substantial improvements in the brook trout resources in the eastern United States by converting riparian and upland pastures to bottomland and upland forests. 02
2013 February Grant Carter

Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received $9,475 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation for "Middle Field Historical Archaeological Project" to focus on locating the historic north-south fence line and evaluate the adjoining terrain to search for evidence of associated military action including the possible placement of XIXth Corps battle lines.

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2013 February Grant Constantin

Dr. Costel Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $3,000 from Nanoscale Informal Science Education for "Shenandoah Valley Nanoscience Outreach Collaboration" to help K-12 teachers incorporate nanoscience concepts and applications into the framework of Virginia’s Standards of Learning for Science.

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2013 February Grant Hammond

Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) received the JMU Faculty Emeriti Association’s Legacy Grant in August 2012.

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2013 February Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $11,150 from Page County Public Schools for "Gus Bus Site Visits" to provide weekly support in the surrounding area to encourage early learning and literacy.

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2013 February Grant Ludlow

Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $78,645 from the National Institutes of Health for "Dystonia Coalition: Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia-Year 4" 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.

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2013 February Grant McBride

Amber N. McBride (IT Specialist, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $500 from the Target Corporation for "The Furious Flower Reading Club-Target Headquarters" to use the upcoming Tribute to Toni Morrison to establish a reading club that invites students, parents and faculty members from area high schools to read and discuss poetry and prose as a community.

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2013 February Grant O'Shea, Strawbridge Dr. Edwin M. O’Shea (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Eva M. Strawbridge (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received two grants from the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics – $3,125 for "A Multiscale Model of Wiggling Worms" to investigate the locomotion of the nematode worm Caenorhabdidis elegans to explore how molecular level mechanics are converted into organismal motility and $3,125 for "Geometry of Integer Partitions" to study another potential generalization of Euler’s result called the "Alder conjectures" by utilizing techniques coming from the enumeration of lattice points in polyhedra. 02
2013 February Grant Pangle Remy M. Pangle (Outreach and Education Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) received $5,000 from the Dominion Foundation for "Virginia Kid Wind Challenge" to support the challenge, allowing students to compete in constructing wind turbines to generate the most electricity while learning about the advantages of wind energy. 02
2013 February Honor Keller

Dr. Jonathan W. Keller (Associate Professor, Political Science) received the 2012-2013 Madison Scholar Award for the College of Arts and Letters.

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2013 February Honor Pruett

Dr. David Pruett (Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Statistics) was selected by Choice Reviews Online for his academic work with its Outstanding Academic Titles status. Pruett’s book, "Reason and Wonder: A Copernican Revolution in Science and Spirit," which was published by Praeger in 2012, was one of this year’s 10 recipients in the category Science and Technology.

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2013 February Publication Keller

Dr. Jonathan W. Keller (Associate Professor, Political Science) and Dennis M. Foster wrote an article, "Presidential Leadership Style and the Political Use of Force," which was published in the October 2012 issue of Political Psychology.

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2013 February Publication Perritt

Dr. Denise C. Perritt (Associate Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) wrote an article, "Using Faculty Survey Data to Make School Improvement Decisions: One School’s Story," which was published in the National Teacher Education Journal 6 (1) in February 2013.

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2013 March Grant Henderson

Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Carol A. Wiegle (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $1,782 from the Virginia Department of Education for "T/TAC Speech Language Institute" to support professional development for speech-language pathologists.

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2013 March Grant Johnson

Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $81,485 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Virginia’s Volcanoes: A Window into Eastern North America Mantle Processes" to constrain the response of the mantle and changes within the base of the lithosphere following rifting under Eastern North America and to evaluate the contributions of tectonic inheritance to the dynamics of the passive margin.

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2013 March Grant Mayfield Dr. Christopher S. Mayfield (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $12,000 from Google for the "Computer Science Teaching Academy" to launch a new Content Teaching Academy for high-school computer science teachers as part of a larger effort to increase dual enrollment opportunities for local school divisions. 03
2013 March Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $55,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "State-Based Anemometer Loan Program" to validate wind resource maps in collaboration with other states and the U.S. Department of Energy and to support the wind siting efforts throughout the state. 03
2013 March Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $10,000 from the Warren G. Stambaugh Memorial Foundation for "Turning Barriers into Hurdles" to provide programming in specific public schools within the Shenandoah Valley and to conduct an early intervention physical activity and nutrition program. 03
2013 March Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $10,808 from Virginia city and county donors for "FIRST LEGO League" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams. 03
2013 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $47,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "The 2013 Health & Physical Activity Institute" to provide funding for a high-quality health and physical education content/teaching summer institute. 03
2013 March Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $60,499 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for "Economic Education Consultant Program" to continue a teacher outreach program in economic education. 03
2013 March Honor Britt Dr. Lori Britt (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies; Director, Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue) has been chosen to participate in a research exchange with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in Dayton, Ohio. The Kettering Foundation focuses on the question of "What does it take to make democracy work as it should?" Kettering advances this question through identifying and working with partners in what is called "joint learning cycles." Through Britt’s participation in workshops, training and collaborative research over the next year, she will focus on exploring ways to bring citizens into deliberations on public issues, conduct workshops for other organizations in the community that wish to convene and deliberate public issues and conduct research on the practices that enable this form of civic engagement. 03
2013 March Honor Davis Dr. Michael Davis (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies; Director, Debate) was awarded The Brownlee Award by the Cross Examination Debate Association. The Brownlee Award is an annual national honor awarded to a forensic educator who demonstrates outstanding achievement in scholarship, education and service to CEDA. 03
2013 March Honor Galmarini Dr. Maria C. Galmarini (Assistant Professor, History) has received a postdoctoral writing fellowship from the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University for the 2013-14 academic year. Galmarini will write a book manuscript, "The 'Right To Be Helped': Entitlement and Marginalization in Soviet Russia (1917-1950)," and participate in the Fellows Seminar while at Harvard. She is one of six scholars chosen to participate in the program, which focuses on the theme of Subjectivities and Identities in Eurasia. 03
2013 March Honor Imbrescia Eric Imbrescia (Graduate Student, Education) received the William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year Award for the Elementary School Level on March 8 at the annual conference of the Virginia Council for Teachers of Mathematics. Imbrescia is a student in JMU’s master of education program that leads to endorsement as a K-8 mathematics specialist. He currently teaches third-grade students at Peak View Elementary School in Rockingham County,Va. 03
2013 March Honor Katzman Dr. Laura Katzman (Associate Professor, Art History) was awarded an educational leave from the College of Visual and Performing Arts for the academic year 2012-13, during which she has been researching her current book project on "New Deal photography in post-World War II Puerto Rico." She is also the recipient of the CVPA's 2013-14 Madison Scholar Award for achieving a record of outstanding scholarship in her discipline. 03
2013 March Publication Davis Dr. Michael Davis (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Peter Bsumek (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) published "The public debate writing assignment: Developing an academically engaged debate audience" in Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, 32, 92-97. 03
2013 March Publication Fife Dr. Eric Fife (Associate Professor, Communication Studies), Dr. C. Leigh Nelson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Kristin Zhang (Undergraduate Student, Communication Studies) published "A new horizon for a classic perspective: Facebook and Expectancy Violation Theory" in the Journal of the Communication, Speech & Theatre Association of North Dakota, 25, 13-23. 03
2013 March Publication Hickerson Dr. Corey Hickerson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Peter Bsumek (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) published "Greening the public relations curriculum: An integrative approach to teaching environmental communication best practices in the campaigns course" in PRism, 9(1), 1-11. 03
2013 March Publication Nelson Dr. C. Leigh Nelson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Eric Fife (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) published "RateMyProfessors.com: A validity exercise" in Communication Teacher, 27(1), 6-10. 03
2013 March Publication Temple Dr. April Temple (Assistant Professor, Health Science/Health Services Administration Program) and Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration Program) published "Using Qualitative Research to Understand Student Interest in Long-Term Care Administration" in The Journal of Health Administration Education, 30(1): 7-18, Winter 2013. 03
2013 March Publication Whitfield

Dr. Toni S. Whitfield (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Corey Hickerson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) published "The difficult transition? Teaching, research, service: Examining the preparedness of communication faculty entering the academe" in The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(1).

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2013 March Presentation Bsumek Dr. Peter Bsumek (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) presented "Appalachia calling: Competing constructions of identity and ethical responsibility in the Mountaintop Removal mining controversy" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association in Reno, Nev., in February. 03
2013 March Presentation Carmack Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and Tatjana M. Hocke (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented "Stop the Cough: A Content Analysis of Knowledge, Fear Appeals and Efficacy in Pertussis PSAs" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the DC-Area Health Communication Conference at George Mason University in March. 03
2013 March Presentation Richards Dr. Keith Richards (Lecturer, Communication Studies) presented "Emergency Contraception: Increase Knowledge and Intent" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the DC-Area Health Communication Conference at George Mason University in March. 03
2013 March Presentation Richards Dr. Sharlene Richards (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) presented "Co-Constructing the Truth about Infertility: A Narrative Analysis of the 'Truth About Trying' Campaign" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the DC-Area Health Communication Conference at George Mason University in March. 03
2013 March Presentation Woo Dr. Chang Wan "Isaac" Woo (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented a co-authored paper with S. H. Cho, "Intercultural differences in perceptions of the Tiger Woods scandal: South Korea and the U.S.," at the Sixth Summit on Communication and Sport in Austin, Texas, in February. This paper was selected as one of the distinguished papers in the conference. 03
2013 March Service Aleman Dr. Carlos Aleman (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Shenandoah Valley Scholars Latino Initiative. A partner with the SLI of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the SV-SLI is dedicated to education excellence and pursuing equal access for students in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Through academic development programs and a three-year mentoring relationship between an undergraduate student of JMU and their Latino/a high-school scholar, the SV-SLI provides a personal approach to academic success for Latino students. 03
2013 March Service Carmack Dr. Heather Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) was elected to a graduated three-year appointment as Vice-Chair Elect, Vice-Chair and then Chair for the Applied Communication Studies Division of the National Communication Association. 03
2013 March Service Davis Dr. Michael Davis (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) served as editor for the forum "Debate as Pedagogy" for the journal Contemporary Argumentation and Debate. 03
2013 April Grant Arnold Dr. Elizabeth A. Arnold (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Katie S. Quertermous (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $5,900 from the Mathematical Association of America for the Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Young Women for girls in grades 7 through 10 to stimulate interest in and appreciation of mathematics, provide female mathematician role models, increase awareness of opportunities in math- and science-related careers and encourage interaction with peers and female college students. 04
2013 April Grant Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $27,945 from DuPont for “Experimental Use of Adsorptive Media Structures to Treat South River Water and Improve Physical Habitat” to use an experimental mesocosm test system to evaluate the ability of adsorptive media to treat the water column and reduce mercury uptake in periphyton. 04
2013 April Grant Downey

Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to inventory the water quality of forest streams and monitor the effects on stream water chemistry of implementing the management as developed in the forest plans.

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2013 April Grant Edwards

Dr. Elizabeth S. Edwards (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,750 from the LPGA Foundation to support the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg, Va., at JMU.

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2013 April Grant Harned Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the introduction and deployment of domestically produced alternative fuels and energy efficient vehicles in a variety of National Park Service units across the United States. 04
2013 April Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $69,700 from the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority for the Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Scholarship Program to partner with public and private schools focusing on high-priority target areas to introduce under-represented minority students to health careers, to increase their interest in pursuing health professions and to increase success in school through parent education, student goal setting and individual barrier reduction, with the long-term goal of increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce.

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2013 April Grant Klevickis

Dr. Cynthia A. Klevickis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $24,562 from the Virginia Department of Education to conduct summer workshops and support teachers with curriculum implementation of the integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics and engineering design activities into their mathematics and science classrooms that are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

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2013 April Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $3,031 from Purdue University to provide data from patients with Parkinson’s disease from the use of a SpeechVive device. 04
2013 April Grant Miles

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,855 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to lead an interdisciplinary team of students to design and construct a lightweight, transportable wind turbine that can be used to power small electronic devices.

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2013 April Grant Nagel

Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $8,496 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the institute.

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2013 April Grant Raab

Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from LUNA Innovations to develop a novel protein purification system that can ultimately be adapted to large-scale production of kilogram quantities of protein.

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2013 April Grant Race Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $143,724 from Valley AIDS Network to provide university and administrative services. Race received $24,982 from the Virginia Department of Health to develop an interactive online learning module using live training content. He received $10,398 from Virginia Commonwealth University for “Sickle Cell Training Development and Training Support” to develop and provide an educational training curriculum for patient navigators along with training manuals. 04
2013 April Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $369,856 from the Virginia Department of Health to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.

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2013 April Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $30,916 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to prepare a description of the existing institutional architecture for disability programming in Vietnam and $18,250 from Action on Armed Violence to provide psychosocial support to facilitate the healing process of victims of armed violence in Burundi. 04
2013 April Grant Stokes

Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $35,500 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to provide student internships for educational experience through involvement in professional activities in the area of applied behavior analysis within the school districts associated with the program.

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2013 April Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $1,000 from Science Applications International Corp. to provide sponsorship of robotics teams for the FIRST Lego League.

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2013 April Grant Thelwell Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,500 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the M3: Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 04
2013 April Presentation Gulotta Michael J. Gulotta (Lecturer, Communication Studies) and Diana L. Romano (Undergraduate Student, Communication Studies) presented “Bullying Intervention Methods and Their Effectiveness: An Analysis of Six Schools” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburgh in April. 04
2013 April Presentation Sloan

Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) and Wenli Yan of Virginia Commonwealth University presented the findings of their research study, “The Impact of Employee Compensation and Financial Efficiency on Membership Organization Donations,” at the Western Social Sciences Association Annual Conference in Denver in April. Their participation in the conference was supported by a $2,441 grant from the ASAE Foundation.

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2013 April Publication May

Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Joshua J. Roering of the University of Oregon and Kelly Burnett of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station wrote an article, “Controls on valley width in mountainous landscapes: The role of landsliding and implications for salmonid habitat,” which was published in Geology in April.

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2013 April Service Ludlow

Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) has been appointed as chairperson of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review. The two-year position requires high competence and achievement in the researcher’s scientific discipline and members are selected based on quality of research, publications in scientific journals and other significant activities, achievements and honors.

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2013 April Service Slykhuis

Dr. David Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) was elected to a five-year term as president of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education at the organization’s March meeting. SITE’s membership represents 450 universities, 80 percent of which are in the United States.

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2013 April Service Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been selected to serve a four-year term as science co-editor for GSA Today, the Geological Society of America’s science and news magazine published monthly for members and other earth scientists. Whitmeyer’s term begins Jan. 1, 2014.

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2013 May Grant Ball, Horst

Dr. Timothy Ball (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. S. Jeanne Horst (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology; Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) were awarded a $5,050 summer grant from the JMU General Education Program to create critical thinking analogs in Cluster One courses.

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2013 May Grant Bankert

Dr. Dabney Bankert (Professor, English) received $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Arts for a fellowship for study of “British Writer Joseph Bosworth’s Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language (1838) and the Development of Anglo-Saxon Studies.” The award supports the completion of Bankert’s monograph, the first to study the origins, compilation and influence of Bosworth’s seminal work.

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2013 May Grant Foreman Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting) received $313,967 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization’s national headquarters on the JMU campus. 05
2013 May Grant Harris

Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Molly C. Bletz (Master’s Graduate) received $24,971 from the Mohamed bin Zayed Foundation for “Mitigating the potential extinction crisis of Malagasy frog communities from chytridiomycosis: Selection of probiotics that inhibit Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.” Harris and Bletz received $944 from the Tree Walkers International Amphibian Conservation Partnership Fund to investigate the transmission and maintenance of anti-Bd bacteria on amphibians and the importance of environmental reservoirs for probiotic conservation strategies and to address biosafety concerns of bioaugmentation.

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2013 May Grant Monroe

Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $112,318 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: Beta-amylases and transitory starch metabolism in Arabidopsis leaves” to characterize the physiological functions of five plastid-targeted Beta-amylases in Arabidopsis.

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2013 May Grant Henriques

Dr. Justin J. Henriques (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $34,362 from the Joint Global Change Research Institute to support infrastructure vulnerability assessments being conducted at several military installations in the mid-Atlantic region, initially focusing on the U.S. Naval Academy.

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2013 May Grant Jamal

Dr. Manal A. Jamal (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $10,000 from Georgetown University for “The ‘Other Arab’ and Gulf Citizens: The Facade of Mutual Accommodation in Historical Context” to stimulate the collection of reliable data and the production of sound analysis on the subject of Arab migrant communities in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

05
2013 May Grant Linn, Henderson, McNaught

Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $45,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for “Transition Slide Guide – I’m Determined Application” to enable students to identify and adequately communicate areas of need and to empower teachers through garnering a feedback learning loop on how best to cater to students’ needs.

05
2013 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $41,000 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support the offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts analysis for the southeast. 05
2013 May Grant Miles, Holland, Pangle, Wilson Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Remy Pangle (Associate Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for kindergarten through 12th grade schools in Virginia. 05
2013 May Grant Nagel

Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $30,982 from General Motors Co. to understand and provide the methodology for using customer perception of failure and function as indicators to actual system failures, to focus on scalability of the approach, applying the methodology to a vehicle sub-system as well as developing the framework for the service technician product diagnostic tool.

05
2013 May Grant Pavelko, Dudding

Dr. Stacey L. Pavelko (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $9,471 from the Virginia Department of Education for “The Impact of High-Quality Professional Development for Public School Speech-Language Pathologists.”

05
2013 May Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $263,100 from the U.S. Department of State to improve the lives and well being of Syrian refugees residing in Jordan by carrying out a theatrical program that combines messages addressing issues relevant to daily life as refugees with explosive remnants of war and land mine awareness messages. Rutherford received $34,446 from Fibertek Inc. to enhance the Unexploded Ordinance Center of Excellence database with information on the needs of and latest developments in the humanitarian demining community, including academics, foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations and commercial entities. He received $19,993 from the World Bank to provide data covering calendar years 2010, 2011 and 2012 to the World Bank land mine/explosive remnants of war database and to make mine action experts available to provide overall guidance for the project.

05
2013 May Grant Shaeffer, Sullenberger

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement) and Donald R. Sullenberger (Chief Executive Officer, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $266,283 from the partnership to provide economic development support services for its regional members, prospects, existing businesses and the partnership.

05
2013 May Grant Shaeffer

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement) received $2,000 from the Verizon Foundation for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Gala/Tech Nite 13.

05
2013 May Grant Simmons

William L. Simmons (Patrol Officer, Public Safety and Police) received $1,000 from Walmart to purchase equipment that will help educate the JMU Police Cadets with workforce readiness training and job-related skills.

05
2013 May Grant Sternberger, Muhonja, Pettit, Coffman, Fazzion

Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Robert E. Pettit (Head and Professor, Military Science), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $60,310 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for “Project GO” to recruit ROTC students to learn Swahili and cultures of East Africa.

05
2013 May Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $800 from Virginia city and county donors to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

05
2013 May Honor Grundmann

Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) was one of 25 finalists in a national Great Ideas for Teaching competition held by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

05
2013 May Honor Hinshaw

Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards for the series of videos he produced for the Forbes Center, “A Day in the Life of the Forbes Center.” This international award honors marketing and communications work. The competition, run by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, drew approximately 6,000 entries.

05
2013 May Honor Hokanson

Shelly L. Hokanson (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won several awards in national exhibitions for images from her “Dichotomy of Self” body of work, including second place overall for the image “Curiouser and Curiouser” in the national juried mixed-media exhibit “Mad World” at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Ill., and the Top Juror’s Choice Award for the image “We’re All Mad Here” in the Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition in Lynchburg, Va. She also earned an Honorable Mention for “We’re All Mad Here” in the Petersburg Regional Art Center’s National Juried All-Media Exhibition in Petersburg, Va.

05
2013 May Honor Normand Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) was the instructor for the SMAD 231 class in which four students created a national award-winning concept called “Backstory” to combat human trafficking. The interactive concept design went live on mtvU’s website in January. 05
2013 May Honor Reynolds

Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) received an Award of Excellence in the narrative short film category of the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts for his short film “The Gone Friend.”

05
2013 May Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design) moderated and presented on a panel called “Successful Models for Faculty Involvement in International Education” at the Broadcast Education Association annual convention in Las Vegas in April. His presentation, “Teaching and Program Review at a Host Institution: MISR University, Egypt,” outlined his involvement in teaching and program review at MIU in the fall. 05
2013 May Presentation Ball

Dr. Timothy Ball (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented “Developing a measure of students’ attitudes towards communication” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association’s Basic Course Conference in Pittsburgh in April.

05
2013 May Presentation Bodkin

Dr. Alison A. Bodkin (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented and received a top paper award for “An ethnographic study of communication center pedagogy” at the National Association for Communication Centers in Greensboro, N.C., in March.

05
2013 May Presentation Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and co-author Dr. Sarah Heiss of the University of Vermont presented the Top-Paper in the Interpretation and Performance Studies Division, “Performing with food: Relationships between food, women’s performance of ‘good mother,’ and childhood health outcomes,” at the 2013 Annual Meeting Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburgh in April. Carmack and co-authors Shireen Bedi of George Mason University and Sarah N. Heiss of the University of Vermont presented “Socializing international students to U.S. health: Memorable health messages and university health clinics” at the same meeting. Carmack and co-author Dr. Matthew Vorell of St. Cloud State University presented “Healing the healer: Stress and coping strategies in the field of temporary medical work” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association in Kansas City, Mo., in April.

05
2013 May Presentation Fife, Nelson Dr. Eric M. Fife (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. C. Leigh Nelson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) presented “Not All College Students Are the Same: Teaching Students about Stereotypes Using Multiple Colleges as the Example” at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburgh in April. 05
2013 May Presentation Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, “‘A Special Provocation’: Harlem and Photojournalism, 1938-1940,” at the October 2012 annual conference of the American Journalism Historians Association in Raleigh, N.C. 05
2013 May Publication Ball, Leppington

Dr. Timothy Ball (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Rozanne Leppington (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published “Community-building learning groups in an online course: A study of functional moves” in The Northwest Journal of Communication41(1), 137-160.

05
2013 May Presentation Greene

Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) participated as a lecturer at MISR International University in Cairo for two weeks in October 2012. This was
his second visit to MIU, where he taught screenplay writing and directing, as well as conducting program review. In April, he attended the annual convention of the Broadcast Education Association and moderated a panel called “Opportunities and Challenges Producing Student Movies With DSLR Technology.” He also presented on two other panels, “How DSLRs Expand And Enrich Directors’ Vision” and “Wherever You Go In The World, It’s Still Your University: Teaching Abroad With Your Own University.”

05
2013 May Presentation Kalupa, Woo

Dr. Frank B. Kalupa (Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Chang Wan “Isaac” Woo (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented a paper co-authored with S. Gorpe, “Professional perspectives: An international study of professionalism, ethics, and the social value of public relations,” at the 11th International Symposium, “Communication in Millennium,” in St. Cloud, Minn., in May.

05
2013 May Presentation McHardy

Thomas J. McHardy (Professor, Media Arts and Design) gave a presentation on “Preparing Students for DSLR Production of Short Films” at the 2013 convention of the Broadcast Education Association.

05
2013 May Presentation Nelson, Fife

Dr. C. Leigh Nelson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Eric M. Fife (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) presented “Is He or She My Best Potential Partner?: A Social Exchange Theory Exercise for the Interpersonal Unit” at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburgh in April.

05
2013 May Presentation Normand

Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) presented on a panel, “Avenues for New Media Consultations,” at the 20th Anniversary Symposium for the Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

05
2013 May Presentation Reynolds

Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented “DSLR Story Design & Production Concerns” on a panel at the Broadcast Education Association convention in April in Las Vegas.

05
2013 May Presentation Taylor

Dr. Jennifer A. Taylor (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented the Blue Star Families Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey to the House and Senate Military Family Caucus at the Capitol on May 16. The full report can be downloaded at http://www.bluestarfam.org/policy.

05
2013 May Presentation Wright

Shaun Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) produced a feature-length documentary film, “Higher Power,” which was screened at the 2012 Kansas International Film Festival. The film examines the issue of electrical pollution. Wright presented “DSLR Video Post-Production: Workflow Challenges and Color Correction Strategies” at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April.

05
2013 May Publication Hinshaw, Shen, Hokanson

Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design), along with co-author Ron Osgood, published the second edition of his textbook, “Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age.” In addition, they converted the DVD that accompanied the first edition of the book into a website
for the second edition. Both Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Shelly L. Hokanson (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) contributed work on the website.

05
2013 May Publication Johnson

Dr. George C. Johnson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) completed an edited BluRay version of  “An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: The Photography
of Gary Freeburg.” The video was exhibited at the University of Alaska-Kenai campus on Sept. 9, 2012.

05
2013 May Publication Leidholdt

Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, “Showdown on Mr. Jefferson’s Lawn: Contesting Jim Crow during the University of Virginia’s Protodesegregation,” which was accepted for publication in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

05
2013 May Publication Thompson

Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration) co-wrote an article, “A Profile of Hospitals with Leadership Development Programs,” which was published in The Health Care Manager, 32(2): 179-188, April-June 2013.

05
2013 May Publication Vilela

Dr. Alexandra M. Vilela (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) has co-written, with colleagues at other universities, two book chapters and one encyclopedia “chapter.” The works are “Now starring brand x: Product placement as local, global, and glocal branding communication tool” in The Handbook of International Advertising Research (Wiley-Blackwell); “Bic for her and crisps for him: Contemporary gendered targeting and representation in advertising around the world” in “Media (Dis)parity: Battle of the Sexes” (Lexington Books); and “Gender-role portrayal in TV advertising” in the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (Springer). The three pieces discuss gender and advertising in the international media context.

05
2013 May Publication Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Professor, Media Arts and Design) continued to produce natural history images that are featured on a flickr photo blog that generated about 70,000 views of the images this year. Two of his images will appear in academic book on the history of ornithology since Darwin. This book will be published this year by Princeton University Press and is co-authored by Tim Birkhead and Jo Wimpenny at the University of Sheffield. Another image was published in a text by National Geographic Learning/ 05
2013 July Grant Betancourt

Dr. Luis Betancourt (Associate Professor, Accounting) received $162,496 from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to serve as a research resource to the commission in the area of conducting, evaluating and interpreting empirical, behavioral and analytical research in auditing and accounting.

07
2013 July Grant Buchholz, Heydari

Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $900,610 from the National Science Foundation 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.

07
2013 July Grant Carr

Dr. Julia W. Carr (Senior Associate Director, University Recreation; Associate Professor, Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management) received two grants of $14,910 each from Blue Ridge Community College to oversee two graduate students’ internships experiences provided by BRCC’s Fitness and Recreation Center.

07
2013 July Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Sociology) received $6,216 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to complete the archaeological assessments on the Middle Marsh Parcel.

07
2013 July Grant Foreman

Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting) received $313,967 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization’s national headquarters on the campus of JMU.

07
2013 July Grant Hartzler-Weekly

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $489,866 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic to provide specialized medical, psychological, psychosocial, educational and speech/language/audiology services to children and young adults under the age of 21 in fiscal year 2014. Hartzler-Weakley received $32,687 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, for “A Multi-State Analysis of the Impact of HIV Exposure Laws (Year 4)” to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons at high risk for the infection for data collection sessions.

07
2013 July Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $426,253 from the U.S. Small Business Administration, $2,500 from the City of Lexington, Va., and $500 from Highland County, Va., to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center.

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2013 July Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Head and Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $32,543 from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: Testing the Early Late Ordovician Cool Water Hypothesis” to use the geochemical archive of conodont apatite and carbonates to address questions about paleoceanographic conditions in the Ordovician sea on Laurentia. 07
2013 July Grant Niculescu, Giovanetti, Niculescu

Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $105,000 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: Probing Subatomic Physics via Lepton Interactions” to explore the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities.

07
2013 July Grant O'Donoghue

Dr. Cynthia R. O’Donoghue (Head and 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 in fiscal year 2014.

07
2013 July Grant Shaeffer

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $47,415 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the salary for the council coordinator/director, an assistant and operational expenses.

07
2013 July Grant Shaeffer, Sullenberger

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement) and Donald R. Sullenberger (Chief Executive Officer, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $266,283 from the partnership to provide economic development support services for its regional members, prospects, existing businesses and the partnership in fiscal year 2014.

07
2013 July Grant Stoloff, Grayson

Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $48,413 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish and distribute the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter throughout Virginia in fiscal year 2014.

07
2013 July Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Interim Director, Education Support Center; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $30,000 from 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. Swayne received $2,000 from Virginia city and county donors to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

07
2013 July Grant Zingraff

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,230 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community.

07
2013 July Publication Owusu-ansah

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History; Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Diversity), Dr. Mark Sey of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana) and Dr. Abbdulai Iddrisu of St. Olaf College wrote “Islamic Learning, the State and the Challenges of Education in Ghana,” a book published by Africa World Press.

07
2013 December Grant Coffman, Blough

Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Delores Blough (Director, International Student and Scholar Services, International Programs) received $5,360 from Proctor & Gamble for the 2014 International Student Leadership Conference. The grant will help to strengthen business leadership learning and enhance business-oriented programming by implementing “Ethical Business Leadership” as a workshop topic at the conference.

12
2013 December Grant Hooke

John W. Hooke (Patrol Officer, Public Safety) received $1,000 from the Office Depot Foundation for an AED and CPR Education Initiative, which will provide police and public safety supplies.

12
2013 December Grant Kyger

Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Professor, Exceptional Education) received $25,500 from the Virginia Department of Education for “Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments – FY14.” The grant will provide initial licensure and continuing education courses to enable teachers to meet the state required competencies for highly qualified teachers of students with vision impairments.

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2013 December Grant Nagel

Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $14,000 from General Motors Co. to implement a Product Failure Knowledge Management System. The goal is to provide undergraduate students in the Madison Engineering program with experience working as a member of an engineering research and development team.

12
2013 December Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $394,286 from the Virginia Department of Health for a Home Visiting Consortium, which will offer motivational interviewing to home visiting staff with families with children in out-of-home placement, or at risk for out-of-home placement, due to substance abuse. Race also received $4,620 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate trainings for women’s health and domestic violence advocacy professionals.

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2013 December Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Interim Director, Education Support Center; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $16,300 from Virginia city and county donors for the Virginia/DC FIRST® LEGO® League. Swayne also received $2,000 from Northrup Grumman Information Technology for sponsorship of the Division 1 VA-DC FIRST® LEGO® League State Championship Team, the Cellar Dwellers, in their representation at the North American Open Championship Tournament.

12
2013 December Honor Kaylor

Dr. Brian T. Kaylor (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) won the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association’s Political Communication Division for his book, “Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics.” The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. The NCA serves the scholars, teachers and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching.

12
2013 December Presentation Stringham, Mills

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music), John E. Mills (Loudon County Public Schools; 2012 School of Music Graduate) and Dr. Alden H. Snell II  of the University of Delaware presented “Beyond Ensemble and Solo Festivals: Documenting Students’ Musical Development” at the Virginia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference on Nov. 22, 2013.

12
2013 December Publication Loveless, Sullivan, Harris

Dr. Douglas J. Loveless (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) and Dr. Pamela M. Sullivan (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) edited the book “Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development,” which was published by IGI Global in November 2013. The book also features chapters written by Loveless, Sullivan and Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education). The book provides an assortment of essays that detail the various complexities one encounters while experiencing education in the digital age. The book as a whole takes a look at how the digital shift impacts teachers, school administration and curriculum development.

12
2013 December Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $30,805 from the U.S. Department of State for Explosive Remnants of War Risk Education Activities for Syrian Refugees in Northern Iraq. The grant will help to facilitate Phase 1 of a program to improve the safety and security of Syrian refugee youth residing in Northern Iraq by carrying out an arts-based ERW risk education program. Rutherford also received $371,633 from the U.S. Department of State for WRA Tajikistan SMC Training to improve the skills of representatives from mine/Explosive Remnants of War-affected countries in relation to management and technical subjects.

12
2013 November Grant Akerson

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two awards from the Virginia Department of Social Services – $56,014 for Healthy Families Shenandoah County and $36,228 for Healthy Families Page County. Both grants will help to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in their respective counties by providing education, resources and support

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2013 November Grant Barron

Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Professor, Psychology) received $189,967 from the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study for his project: “Validating a Rapid Measure of Student Motivation: Using the Expectancy-Value Theory of Motivation to Understand Student Achievement and Interest in STEM Classrooms.”

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2013 November Grant Brewster

Dr. Jo Anne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology for faculty reassignment in spring 2014 to perform administrative tasks for the society.

11
2013 November Grant Cresawn

Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Associate Professor, Biology) received $28,173 from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Mycobacteriophage as an emerging model organism,” which will help to further the development of a database to hold mycobacteriophage genome sequences and gene expression data. 

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2013 November Grant Dudding

Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $84,908 from the Virginia Department of Education for a Statewide Collaborative Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The grant will help to provide an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master’s program in communication sciences and disorders.

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2013 November Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received $10,978 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone for Stickley Quarters. The grant will support the completion of the final phases of laboratory work, data analysis and report preparation for the archaeological investigation at the Stickley Quarters Site on the Middle March Parcel west of Middletown, Va. 

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2013 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $64,228 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Health Department for an Abstinence Education Grant to implement the Choosing the Best curriculum in 6th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms at Thomas Harrison Middle School and Skyline Middle School during the 2013-14 academic year. Hartzler-Weakley also received $77,063 from the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority for support of the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center. The grant will help the center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 

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2013 November Grant Hughey, Lucas

Dr. Christine A. Hughey (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Stephen K. Lucas (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $83,949 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: CMI: Predicting analyte response in negative ion electrospray ionization.” The project will explore the mechanisms of ionization under different pH regimes and develop a multivariate model that will predict response for physiochemically diverse acidic analytes under different solution/pH conditions. 

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2013 November Grant Kirkpatrick

Dr. Michael S. Kirkpatrick (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $10,290 from Purdue University for a study of Smart Meter Communication Security. The project will study the security and privacy implications of a Zigbee (IEEE 802.15) implementation of the ANSI C12.22 communication standard for Advanced Metering Infrastructure, pursuant to the U.S.  Department of Energy Smart Grid research and development objectives. 

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2013 November Grant Kolvoord

Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Interim Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $31,893 from Temple University for “Assessing Student Spatial Thinking Skills Through Classroom Video and Observation: Year 3” to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking. 

11
2013 November Grant Lamb

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received a $134,470 community service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for fiscal year 2014. 

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2013 November Grant Pangle

Remy M. Pangle (Director of Education and Outreach, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) received $10,000 from the Dominion Foundation for the Virginia Regional KidWind Challenge. The grant will help students to participate in competitions to construct wind turbines to generate the most electricity, while learning about the advantages of wind energy.  

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2013 November Grant Peaslee

Dr. Liliokanaio X. Peaslee (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Amanda J. Cleveland (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $299,221 from the U.S. Department of Justice for “Long-Term Study on the Impacts of Training and Peer Support on Relationship Quality and Mentee Outcomes.” The project will investigate the impact of enhanced training and peer advising for mentors on the quality of mentor-mentee relationships and mentee life outcomes, and continue a research partnership between JMU and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in Harrisonburg, Va.

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2013 November Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $332,480 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Ryan White Part B Northwest Consortium to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 

11
2013 November Honor Annan

Dr. Sandra Annan (Assistant Professor, Nursing) received the Virginia Nurse of the Year – Nursing Education Award from the March of Dimes. This award recognizes nurses who demonstrate exceptional patient care, compassion and service. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. 

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2013 November Honor Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and her co-author Todd T. Holm (Marine Corps University) were the recipients of the American Forensic Association’s 2013 Daniel Rohrer Outstanding Research Article of the Year Award for their 2012 publication “Forensics as a correlate of graduate school success” in the Journal of the Association for Communication Administration

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2013 November Honor Croucher

Eric Croucher (Student, Nursing) received the Virginia Nurse of the Year – Student Nurse Award from the March of Dimes. This award recognizes student nurses who demonstrate exceptional patient care, compassion and service. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. 

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2013 November Honor Daniel

Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) received the sixth annual award for “Transforming Education through Neuroscience” from the Learning & the Brain Foundation and the International Mind, Brain and Education Society.  The award is given to individuals who represent excellence in bridging neuroscience and education. The award includes a $5,000 grant to support translational efforts in bridging scientific findings and classroom practice. Daniel is a founding IMBES board member, former executive director of the society and has served as the managing editor of the journal Mind, Brain, and Education since it began. 

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2013 November Honor Loveland

Dr. Jeffrey D. Loveland (Professor, Health Sciences) was honored with the Roster of Fellows Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association. The award recognizes members of AOTA, who with their knowledge and expertise, have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of the association. Loveland will formally receive the award at the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo in Baltimore on April 5, 2014. 

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2013 November Honor Strunk

Dr. Julie A. Strunk (Assistant Professor, Nursing) received the Virginia Nurse of the Year – Pediatric Award from the March of Dimes. This award recognizes nurses who demonstrate exceptional patient care, compassion and service. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.

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2013 November Presentation Jamal

Dr. Manal Jamal (Assistant Professor, Political Science) participated in a panel discussion at The Palestine Center’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15. The discussion was titled “Palestine in the Middle: Effects of regional conflict on the future of Palestine and its Politics.” 

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2013 November Presentation Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) was the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Program Symposium "Acknowledge, Amend, Assist: Addressing Civilian Harm Caused by Armed Conflict and Armed Violence,” which was hosted by Harvard Law School. The conference brought together policy experts, fieldwork leaders and government officials to develop a framework to increase collaboration on assistance to conflict victims. 

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2013 November Presentation Thompson, Temple

Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration Program) and Dr. April L. Temple (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) presented research at the 141st annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Their presentation was titled “Early Careerists in Healthcare Management: What is the Perceived Importance of and Participation in Leadership Development Programs?” Thompson also moderated a session titled “Models of Successful Leadership Development Programs for Health Administrators.” 

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2013 November Publication Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) co-authored the article “Stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and intent to leave among collegiate forensic educators,” which was published in the National Forensic Journal in November. 

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2013 November Publication Castellano

Dr. Katey M. Castellano (Associate Professor, English) wrote a book, “The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism, 1790-1837.” In the book, Castellano examines the nascent environmentalism in Romantic literature, philosophy, natural history and agricultural periodicals. The book was published in the series Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print with Palgrave Macmillan in October. 

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2013 November Publication DeMars, Bashkov, Socha

Dr. Christine E. DeMars (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Bozhidar Bashkov (Ph.D. Student, Assessment and Measurement Program) and Alan Socha (Ph.D. Student, Assessment and Measurement Program) wrote “The Role of Gender in Test-Taking Motivation under Low-Stakes Conditions,” which was published in Research & Practice in Assessment in November. 

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2013 November Publication Finney, Gerstner

Dr. Sara J. Finney (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Jerusha J. Gerstner (Doctorial Assistant) wrote a special feature on how outcomes assessment cycles in student affairs can be improved, which was published in Research & Practice in Assessment in November.

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2013 November Publication Stringham, Fagan

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) co-edited the book, “Musicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra,” with Clint Randles (University of South Florida). The book is a practical answer to how to effectively bring music composition to the band and orchestra room at all levels. It was published by GIA Publications in Chicago. Gary Fagan (Student Teacher Supervisor, Music) also contributed to the book. 

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2013 October Exhibition Tubach

Lisa Tubach (Associate Director, School of Art, Design and Art History; Associate Professor, Art) is exhibiting new works at the Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery in Norfolk, Va. The exhibition, “HINTERLAND,” consists of Tubach’s large-scale paintings that highlight the earth’s beauty and the dichotomy found in nature. The exhibition opened Oct. 26 and will run through Jan. 10, 2014.

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2013 October Grant Coffman, Sternberger

Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs;  Executive Director, Office of International Programs) received $149,922 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for Project GO to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students at JMU and nationwide by emphasizing intermediate and advanced Kiswahili instruction.

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2013 October Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Sociology) received $46,000 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone for the Nieswander Final, which aims to complete all needed archaeological recovery at the Nieswander’s Fort Site.

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