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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.

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.

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 " 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).

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