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Madison Scholarly News - 2014

Year Month Type Name Description month
2014 January Grant Banu

Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the experimentally unknown cross section of the 22Mg (alpha,p) 25AI reaction at astrophysical relevant energies by measuring the time-inverse reaction 25AI (p,alpha) 22Mg in inverse kinematics.

 

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2014 January Grant Bloss

Dr. Timothy A. Bloss (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust to characterize the role of the nascent polypeptide-associated complex (NAC) as a chaperone to gain insights into how the loss of the NAC may lead to inappropriate cell death and contribute to diseases related to these deaths, particularly neurodegeneration.

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2014 January Grant Carpenter

Michael C. Carpenter (Assistant Athletics Director for Tickets and Customer Relations, Ticket Office) received $50,000 from the Colonial Athletic Association to fund CAA basketball enhancements.

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2014 January Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Sociology) received three grants from Carmeuse Lime and Stone – $57,801 for the Wesley Merritt Cavalry Camp project to conduct additional testing and to continue with research and a project report; $6,518 for the Nieswander and Calvary Merritt sites to continue with research and a project report; and $13,871 to create a manuscript which will summarize the historical archaeological research conducted at the Northern Reserve, Middle Woods and Middle Marsh Run parcels of land owned by Carmeuse Lime and Stone in Frederick County, Va.

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2014 January Grant Harris, Bletz

Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Molly C. Bletz (Graduate Assistant, Biology) received $5,002 from the Chester Zoo for “Mitigating the potential extinction crisis of Malagasy frog communities from chytridiomycosis: Selection of probiotics that inhibit Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.” The project plans to implement probiotic conservation strategies to mitigate chytridiomycosis in Malagasy amphibians.

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2014 January Grant Lamb

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $6,006 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a fiscal year 2013 community service grant for public radio.

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2014 January Grant Ludlow

Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $80,602 from the National Institutes of Health for the “Dystonia Coalition: Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia – Year 5.” The project will 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. Ludlow also received $1,000 from Purdue University for evaluation of the SpeechVive device effects on speech functioning in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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2014 January Grant Pavelko

Dr. Stacey L. Pavelko (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $6,354 from the Virginia Department of Education for Evidence-Bases Practices in Assessment. The grant will help to respond to the need to make clinicians aware of current research with respect to standardized assessments and teach clinicians to use current research to guide choices in standardized assessments.

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2014 January Grant Scarel

Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial trust for “Role of polarization of broadband infrared radiation in the heat recovery mechanism involved in the excitation of radiative polaritons in thin oxide films.” The project aims to understand the interaction between polarized and non-polarized infrared radiation with a device called bi-junction power generator.

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2014 January Grant Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $9,998 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for support of geologic mapping and stratigraphic analyses of the northeastern quarter of the Rileyville 7.5’ Quadrangle, Virginia, in support of the DGMR I-81 Project.

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2014 January Grant Wright

Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for “Structural Characterization of protein domains important for Obscurin-Titin interactions in muscle cells.” The project will use high-resolution structural techniques to explore the molecular and biophysical basis of the obscuring-titin interactions.

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2014 January Grant Wunderlich

Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for “Ontogeny of locomotion in leaping primates.” The project will focus on the fitness throughout the life cycle in order to examine life history evolution in primates.

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2014 January Grant Wyngaard, Walton

Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Brian Walton (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $365,517 from the National Institutes of Health for “Transposable elements and genome size divergence between germline and soma.” The project will aim to understand how chromatin diminution, the programmed excision of DNA from the genome of somatic cells, acts as a mechanism of genome defense against transposable elements.

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2014 January Honor Bernstein, Whitemeyer

Dr. David H. Bernstein (Professor, Computer Science) was one of two JMU faculty, the other being Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), to be honored as a finalist for the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards presented annually by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Coming from a corporate background, Bernstein has successfully integrated his research and business experience into the classroom, advocating for students to complete “real world” assignments and have hands-on experience. Bernstein’s area of expertise has been focused on computational models and algorithms related to transportation, with a specialty in the area of navigation and information systems. He wrote the first and only textbook on digital multimedia that is appropriate for students in computer science and software engineering programs, “The Design and Implementation of Multimedia Software.” SCHEV announced the finalists in January 2014.

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2014 January Honor Werner

Gregory Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning, Intercollegiate Athletics) has been added to the National Strength and Conditioning Association registry of distinguished coaches. The registry is a list of coaching professionals who demonstrate a higher level of improving sport performance and safety and have 20-plus years of strength and conditioning coaching experience. The NSCA is a nonprofit educational association dedicated to developing and presenting the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning, injury prevention and research findings.

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2014 January Honor Whitmeyer, Bernetein

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) was one of two JMU faculty, the other being Dr. David H. Bernstein (Professor, Computer Science), to be honored as a finalist for the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards presented annually by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Whitmeyer, a recognized leader in geoscience field education, is an advocate for student research projects and field work. He is the director of the JMU Geology Field Course in Ireland and has mentored many students in research projects and theses. Whitmeyer has integrated Google Earth-based visualizations, exercises and learning modules into all facets of his teaching, including developing a mapping game for students to remotely collaborate in a virtual field environment. SCHEV announced their finalists in January 2014.

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2014 January Publication Guo

Dr. Chenqgi “John” Guo (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics) and J.P. Shim (Georgia State University), Sasha Dekleva (DuPaul University) and Aaron M. French (The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque) published an article, “Social Networking and Social Media in the United States, South Korea, and China” in the journal Communications of the Association for Information Systems. The article summarizes a panel of four experts on social media, including Guo, which not only examined the status quo of social networking but also predicted the future of some of those networks. The article is on the list of “Most Popular Papers” for CAIS, a prominent journal that fosters the free flow of ideas within the IS community, with an emphasis on originality, importance and cogency of ideas.

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2014 January Publication Harrison

Dr. Douglas R. Harrison (Associate Professor, English; Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) published a book chapter, “Grace to Catch a Falling Soul: Country, Gospel, and Evangelical Populism in the Music of Dottie Rambo” in the scholarly book “Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture.” The book was published by Lexington Press in November 2013.

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2014 January Service Pyle

Dr. Eric Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association as the director of the Preservice Teacher Preparation Division. The NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives and others involved in and committed to science education.

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2014 February Grant Griscom

Dr. Heather Griscom (Associate Professor, Biology) received $1,500 from The American Chestnut Foundation for “Habitat Preferences of American Chestnut in an Appalachian Cove Forest.” This project will help to determine whether chestnut performs better in Appalachian cove forest habitat than in the oak-hickory forest habitat of the Ridge and Valley province and within larger gaps rather than within smaller gaps.

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2014 February Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $164,010 from the Virginia Department of Education  for Migrant Education 2013-2014. Hartzler-Weakley also received a supplement of $16,941 from the Virginia Department of Education for the same project. These grants will help 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.

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2014 February Grant Hocke-Mirzashvili

Dr. Tatjana M. Hocke-Mirzashvili (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $550 from Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare for “Pregnancy sense-making and prenatal healthcare decisions” to address some of the perceived shortcomings of prenatal care within the medical model.

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2014 February Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Interim Director, Education Support Center; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received grants of $7,200 and $2,300 from Virginia city and county donors for the Virginia/DC FIRST LEGO League to provide sponsorship of the robotics teams.

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2014 February Grant Utter, Mahler, Slykhuis

Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Joseph Mahler (Teacher in Residence, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor; Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $235,819 from the Virginia Department of Education for “Enhancing Student Achievement Across Virginia Through Modeling Instruction.” This project will provide summer professional development to 166 Virginia science teachers in Introductory and Advanced Modeling Academics in physics, chemistry, biology and physical sciences at the 2014 Content Teaching Academy.

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2014 February Grant Williams

Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $54,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for The 2014 Health and Physical Activity Institute. The grant will fund high-quality health and physical education content and teaching at the institute, and will fund the Health Education, Physical Education and Driver Education Standards of Learning review team meeting.

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2014 February Honor Merritt

Daisha M. Merritt (Doctoral Student, Strategic Leadership Studies) has been selected to participate in the 2014 Academy of Management’s Doctoral Student Professional Development Consortium of the Public and Nonprofit Division. Merritt will be working with top faculty in the field on her governance study and networking with other doctoral students from around the country. Her proposal involves an endeavor to digitize IRS 990 forms of Human Service Public Charities and understand different structural measures of governance. The Academy of Management is a professional association for scholars of management and organizations.

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2014 February Honor Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Human Security Award presented by the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California at Irvine. The Human Security Award recognizes the remarkable efforts of individuals and groups working to empower and protect the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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2014 February Honor Zingarelli-Sweet

Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet (Business Librarian, Carrier Library) received the Business Expert Press Award for Academic Business Librarians from the Reference and User Services Association. Zingarelli-Sweet was selected for her outstanding efforts in collaboration with business faculty, students, community partners, library instruction and business reference research at JMU. The RUSE Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held in June at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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2014 February Publication Gallagher

The late Dr. Paul E. Bierly III (Professor Emeritus, Management), Dr. Scott R. Gallagher (Head and Professor, Management; Professor, International Business) and J.-C. Spender of the Leeds University Business School wrote “Innovation decision making in high-risk organizations: A comparison of the US and Soviet attack submarine programs,” which was published in Industrial and Corporate Change by Oxford University Press in January 2014.

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2014 February Publication Owusu-Ansah

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History; Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Diversity) wrote “Historical Dictionary of Ghana, 4th Edition,” which was  published by Scarecrow Press, a division of Rowman and Littlefield, in February 2014. This dictionary attempts to outline the complex course of Ghana's history since the probable human habitation at Jiman, on the Oti River.

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2014 February Publication Rosser

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser (Professor, Economics) wrote a chapter in the recently published book, “Secrets of Economics Editors.” His chapter is titled “Tales from the Editors Crypt: Dealing with True, Uncertain, and False Accusations of Plagiarism.” In this book, past and present editors of economics journals discuss navigating the world of academic journals. The book was published in January 2014 by The MIT Press.

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2014 February Publication Sloan

Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) wrote “The Substance of Things Hoped For: Federal Funding of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives,” which was published in Nonprofit Policy Forum. Sloan also wrote, with Wie Yusaf, “Effectual Processes in Non-profit Start-ups: Another Way to Understand Decision Making,” which was published in The American Review of Public Administration.

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2014 February Service Lamourerux, Loveland

Nicole Lamoureux (Graduate student, Master’s of Occupational Therapy) has been elected vice-chairperson to the Assembly of Student Delegates of the American Occupational Therapy Association. According to program adviser, Dr. Jeffrey Loveland, Lamoureux is the JMU MOT program’s first student to run and be elected to national office. She will travel to Baltimore in April for the ASD annual meeting during the AOTA Annual Conference and Exposition. The AOTA is the national professional association to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. The ASD provides a mechanism for the expression of student concerns, and offers a means whereby students can have effective input into AOTA affairs. The ASD also encourages the development of student’s leadership skills and political awareness.

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2014 March Grant Coffman

Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $13,678 from the International Association of Universities for the “James Madison University and the University of Dar es Salaam: Building Research Capacity with a Focus on Semi-arid Regions” to establish a partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam to access resources and expertise related to water issues in Africa.

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2014 March Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Sociology) received $40,521 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone for the Nieswander Project Extension. The grant will help to complete the archaeological fieldwork at the Nieswander’s Fort Site and all remaining Phase III work for the Middle Marsh Run parcel.

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2014 March Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $32,794 from the Virginia Department of Health for a Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, which will aim to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education.

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2014 March Grant Lamb

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $7,427 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a fiscal year 2014 community service grant for public radio.

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2014 March Grant Linn, Henderon, 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 $230,200 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Self-Determination: Youth Outreach and Technology Project budget. The grant will help to support state-directed activities of the Virginia Department of Education and the Training/Technical Assistance Centers.

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2014 March Grant Miles

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,311from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for general and core services for the Center for Wind Energy. The grant will help to conduct a continual, intensive and comprehensive self-assessment and business planning exercise in order to identify the services that are most appropriate and useful to the university and to the commonwealth.

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2014 March Grant Monroe

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,311from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for general and core services for the Center for Wind Energy. The grant will help to conduct a continual, intensive and comprehensive self-assessment and business planning exercise in order to identify the services that are most appropriate and useful to the university and to the commonwealth.

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2014 March Publication Poulson

Dr. Stephen C. Poulson (Associate Professor, Sociology) and former JMU undergraduate students Cory Caswell and Latasha Gray recently wrote and published “Institutional Parochialism and the Study of Social Movements,” in Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest.

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2014 March Publication Poulson

Dr. Stephen C. Poulson (Associate Professor, Sociology), Thomas Ratliff of Tennessee Tech University and former JMU undergraduate student Emily Dollieslager recently wrote and published “You Have to Fight! For Your Right! To Party! Structure, Culture and Mobilization in a University Party Riot” in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change.

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2014 March Presentation Reich Dr. Steven A. Reich (Professor, History) discussed his book, “A Working People: A History of African American Workers since Emancipation,” during a panel discussion titled “African American Stories of Work, Change and Dispossession” at the 20th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book. Reich’s book tells the story of African Americans’ enduring struggle to realize the full promise of racial and economic justice. The Virginia Festival of the Book is the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ annual five-day celebration of books, authors and reading. The festival took place March 19-23 in venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County; the panel discussion was held on March 22 in Charlottesville at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. 03
2014 March Service Silberman

Rebecca Silberman (Associate Professor, Art) has been selected as the juror for the 30th annual Suffolk Juried Photography Exhibit. This exhibit, the largest in its area, features more than 200 original photographic exhibits submitted by 80 photographers. Silberman selected the show’s top works and award winners at its opening reception. The exhibit runs from March 7-April 18, 2014, at the Suffolk Art Gallery.

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2014 March Service Tongen

Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) has been named as an assistant director of Project NExT, the largest professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. The program assists its fellows in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. Tongen is a Project NExT Fellow. Project NExT is a program of the Mathematical Association of America, the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessibility at the undergraduate level.

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2014 April Exhibition Silberman

Rebecca Silberman (Associate Professor, Art) exhibited “12x12” at the Darrin-McHone Gallery at the Arts Council of the Valley in Harrisonburg Va., April 4-26.

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2014 April Grant Harris, Bletz Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Molly C. Bletz (Graduate Assistant, Biology) received $15,000 from Global Wildlife Conservation for support to determine which bacterial species from the skins of Malagasy frogs can act as skin probiotics. 04
2014 April Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $79,506 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.

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2014 April Grant Hoge

Elizabeth A. Hoge (Business Adviser, Shenandoah Small Business Development Center) received $7,500 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in the form of a Building Entrepreneurial Economics Planning grant. The grant will help to develop a regional conference focused on businesses, provide access to technical assistance to business owners and host a “pitch” session for entrepreneurs and regional tradeshow focusing on “Made in Virginia” food items.

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2014 April Grant Hughes

Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine of High Point University received $105,151 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: Modification and characterization of polymer surfaces with applications in microfluidic neural circuit development – Year 2.” The project aims to use a range of experimental and theoretical tools to predict, design and optimize experimental conditions resulting in polymeric surfaces that stimulate improved metal and cellular adhesion.

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2014 April Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Shenandoah Small Business Development Center) received $1,250 from the City of Buena Vista for support of the Central Region Small Business Development Center for fiscal year 2014.

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2014 April 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 $115,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center: Section 611 Support to continue to assess needs and services provided to consumers in Region 5 following each consultation and training event provided by the center’s staff. 04
2014 April Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $17,834 from the National Institutes of Health for “Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia – Supplement.” The project will complete development of the instrument and a training manual for the identification of attributes of spasmodic dysphonia. 04
2014 April Honor Davis Dr. Michael K. Davis (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies; Director, Debate) was honored with the George Zeigelmueller Award by the National Debate Tournament. This award is given annually to a debate coach who demonstrated a long and substantial career of dedication to the profession of student learning in debate and public policy, substantial evidence of long-term influence on the lives and careers of student debaters and substantial evidence of success in debate over that career. 04
2014 April Honor Thompson Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration Program) accepted the 2014 Higher Education Network Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives on behalf of JMU’s Health Services Administration Program. The award, given to the undergraduate healthcare management program in the U.S. that demonstrates the highest level of engagement with ACHE, was presented at the Leon I. Gintzig Memorial Lecture and Luncheon at the ACHE Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago on March 26, 2014. 04
2014 April Presentation Brantmeier Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier (Assistant Professor; Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) presented “Spirituality, Gandhi and Critical Peace Education” for the International Conference of Education and Spirituality sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Spiritist Pedagogy and the University of Santa Cecelia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in April. 04
2014 April Presentation Brantmeier Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier co-presented with Professor Jing Lin of the University of Maryland on their co-edited book series on peace education with Information Age Publishing at the peace education special interest group business meeting of the American Educational Research Association. This invited presentation was at the annual AERA conference in Philadelphia in April 2014. 04
2014 April Presentation Brantmeier, Brantmeier Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier (Assistant Professor; Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) and Dr. Noorie Kelsey Brantmeier (Assistant Professor; Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) co-presented a paper, “Qualitative Inquiry, Intersubjectivity and Advaita-Vedanta (Nonduality),” at the American Educational Research Association Conference in Philadelphia in April 2014. 04
2014 April Presentation Wenos

JMU students K. Doss and L. Hamilton, advised by Dr. Jeanne Z. Wenos (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences), presented “Resilience, routines, stability and their impact on the transitional process from foster care to independent living” at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition. They presented on April 3 in Baltimore.

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2014 April Presentation Loveland

JMU students H. Mata and A. Mikkola, advised by Dr. Jeffrey D. Loveland (Professor, Health Sciences), presented “Occupations Pursued by Individuals after Gastric Bypass Surgery” at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition. They presented on April 5 in Baltimore.

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2014 April Presentation Richardson, Wenos

Elizabeth E.  Richardson (Instructor, Health Sciences), Dr. Jeanne Z. Wenos (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences), and JMU students J. Palmer, A. Wilson, T. Mata, K. Chapman, L. Wine and B. D’Alessio presented “Exploring the effectiveness of three occupation-based programs designed to address child and adolescent mental health within a community-based setting” at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition. They presented on April 3 in Baltimore.

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2014 April Presentation Wenos, Richardson

Dr. Jeanne Z. Wenos (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) and Elizabeth E.  Richardson (Instructor, Health Sciences) presented “Instilling the relevance of healthy lifestyles in occupational therapy students to promote wellness in practice” at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition. They presented on April 3 in Baltimore.

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2014 April Presentation russell

Dr. Amy Russell Yun (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) and JMU students M. Valiente and A. Ramdeen presented “To the clinic & beyond: Applying experiential learning to design & implement occupation-centered programs in real life” at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition. They presented in April in Baltimore.

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2014 May Grant Courtier

Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $70,005 from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: Investigating the Nature of the Subcontinental Upper Mantel” to understand the relationship between continental lithosphere and the underlying asthenosphere and mantle.

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2014 May 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 to monitor the effects of stream water chemistry of implementing the management as developed in the forest plans.

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2014 May Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to expand activities regarding alternative fuels and renewable energy in the commonwealth.

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2014 May Grant Hooke John W. Hooke (Patrol Officer, Public Safety and Police) received $12,574 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to acquire equipment and supplies to protect JMU police officers in potentially volatile situations and to facilitate quick response. 05
2014 May Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $463,319 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center.

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2014 May Grant Nagel Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $8,535 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate students with research experience at the laboratories of the institute. 05
2014 May Grant O'Donoghue, Meixner Dr. Cynthia R. O’Donoghue (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Cara Meixner (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology; Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) received $119,897 from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services for “Update to Access to Neurobehavior Services in Virginia White Paper” to update the white paper to create an authoritative reference document on statewide needs and costs related to the behavioral health treatment for persons with brain injury, to evaluate systems options and alternatives, to assist policymakers and service providers to clearly understand the issues and to provide a sound basis for decision making related to future policy initiatives. 05
2014 May Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $10,958 from Action on Armed Violence for “Burundi Prevention of All Types of Violence in Addition to Other Forms of High-Risk Behavior” to prevent and reduce incidences of armed violence in Burundi by supporting the sustainable social, economic and psycho-social integration of vulnerable victims and survivors of armed violence.

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2014 May Grant Shaeffer

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $2,000 from the Verizon Foundation to support the annual Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s awards gala, Tech Nite, at JMU.

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2014 May Grant Wright Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $16,895 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate students with research experience at the laboratories of the institute. 05
2014 May Honor Bachmann

Dr. Christopher Bachmann (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Laboratory) is the co-recipient, with Dr. Krishna Kodukula of SRI Shenandoah Valley, of the Dr. John Noftsinger Leadership Award from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council. Bachmann and Kodukula received the award May 7 at the council’s annual Tech Nite 14 for their personal leadership and efforts in the community that have resulted in outstanding benefits to the Shenandoah Valley region.

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2014 May Honor Facilities Management

JMU Facilities Management has been honored by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services’ Shenandoah Valley field offices for championing disability employment through partnership with DARS. Facilities Management received the honor May 14 with five other champions of disability employment.

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2014 May Honor Sturm Dr. Debbie C. Sturm (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) was honored May 2 by the Central Valley Counselors Association, a chapter of the Virginia Counselors Association, as Community Counselor of the Year. 05
2014 May Presentation Adajian

Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy; Co-director, Logic and Reasoning Institute) was one of three critics who made presentations about the book “Beyond Art” by Dominic Lopes at the American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division meeting. Following the presentations, Lopes responded to each of the three. The meeting was held April 10 in Pacific Grove, Calif.

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2014 May Presentation Adajian

Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy; Co-director, Logic and Reasoning Institute) presented “Art and the Arts” at the 2014 annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics on May 25 at Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

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2014 May Publication Ulanski

Dr. Stanley L. Ulanski (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote an article, “A River in the Sea,” which was published in Outer Banks Magazine. Written for the general public, the article discussed the nature of the Gulf Stream, an oceanic current, and its potential as a huge untapped energy source.

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2014 July 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 – $56,014 for Healthy Families Shenandoah County and $36,228 for Healthy Families Page County to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.

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2014 July Grant Banu

Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $35,000 from Research Corporation for “Determination of key astrophysical photonuclear reaction cross section towards understanding the origin of p-nuclei” to contribute to enhancing the current state of knowledge on a forefront topic in nuclear astrophysics – the nucleosynthesis beyond iron of the rarest stable isotopes (the origin of the p-nuclei).

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2014 July Grant Berndsen

Dr. Christopher E. Berndsen (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $30,000 from the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation to identify and to characterize the reaction cycle of Uba5 enzyme via solution biochemistry experiments and X-ray crystallography.

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2014 July Grant Boardman

Dr. Brycelyn M. Boardman (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $35,000 from Research Corporation to perform experimental undergraduate research on synthetically developing novel inorganic-organic hybrid materials.

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2014 July Grant Carr

Dr. Julia W. Carr (Senior Associate Director, University Recreation; Associate Professor, Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management) received $14,230 from Blue Ridge Community College to oversee a graduate student’s internship experience provided by BRCC’s Fitness and Recreation Center.

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2014 July Grant Constantin

Dr. Costel Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $4,000 from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to develop a set of procedures for optimizing the thermal boundary conductance (hk) between gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor substrates and gold metal contacts.

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2014 July Grant Downey

Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for “Water Quality Monitoring for Southwestern Virginia Waters: Little Tumbling Creek and Lake Keokee” to support continued monitoring of project sites so that the management goals of the liming projects may be evaluated.

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2014 July Grant Foreman

Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean, Human Resources and Administration, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting) received $320,970 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization’s national headquarters on the campus of JMU.

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2014 July Grant Halke

Diane L. Halke (Assistant General Manager, Development and Business Administration, WMRA-FM) received $26,232 from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the provision and support of radio reading services.

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2014 July Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to update the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inventory biannually, to collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production and to support JMU Virginia Clean Cities’ work.

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2014 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpreter services to non-English-speaking clients and $20,000 from the Harrisonburg Police Department to provide qualified law enforcement interpreters in partnership with the department.

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2014 July Grant Leslie

Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Head and Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $29,738 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 epicontinental sea on Laurentia.

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2014 July Grant Hoover

Elizabeth Hoover (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $8,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for “Fusion: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry” to advance the field of African American poetry, to raise visibility of black poetry and to address the need for diversity for college students. Hoover received $3,200 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts to support a concert that is the opening event for the poetry conference.

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2014 July Grant Linder

Dr. G. Fletcher Linder (Director and Professor, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies; Professor, Anthropology) received $3,280 from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund to give pre-service teachers at JMU the background and knowledge to conduct meaningful watershed experiences with elementary- and middle-school students.

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2014 July Grant Mott

Dr. Joanna B. Mott (Head and Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from Tetra Tech Inc. to develop predictive models based on data from beaches in the central coast region of Texas.

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2014 July Grant Newbold, Harned

Dr. Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Associate Vice Provost, Research and Scholarship) and Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $323,373 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. 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.

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2014 July Grant O'Donoghue, Meixner

Dr. Cynthia R. O’Donoghue (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Cara Meixner (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology; Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) received $5,103 from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to update the white paper to create an authoritative reference document on statewide needs and costs related to the behavioral health treatment for persons with brain injury; to evaluate systems options and alternatives; to assist policymakers and service providers to understand clearly the issues; and to provide a sound basis for decision making related to future policy initiatives.

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2014 July Grant Pavelko

Dr. Stacey L. Pavelko (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $1,100 from the Virginia Department of Education to respond to the need to make clinicians aware of current research with respect to standardized assessments and to teach clinicians to use current research to guide choices in standardized assessments.

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2014 July Grant Pyle, Almarode, Cresawn, Reisner, Utter

Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. John T. Almarode (Head and Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities), Dr. Kerry O. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $299,744 from the National Science Foundation for “James Madison University EPIC (Expanding Pathways, Identity and Capacity) Science Education” to develop two additional credit-bearing pathways leading to science teacher licensure that supplement the existing program at JMU.

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2014 July Grant Shaeffer, Burnett

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) and Dennis O. Burnett (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $251,745 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects, existing businesses and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

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2014 July Grant Shaeffer, Swayne

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) and Christine E. Swayne (Chief Executive Officer, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $51,421 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the council in fiscal year 2015.

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2014 July Grant Stokes

Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center) received $54,000 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 with the school districts associated with the SVRP.

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2014 July Grant Stoloff, Grayson

Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Professor, Psychology; Interim Associate Dean, The Graduate School) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $47,813 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish and distribute the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter throughout the state in fiscal year 2015.

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2014 July Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $30,000 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. Swayne received $6,851 from Virginia city and county donors to provide sponsorship of robotics teams for the Virginia/D.C. FIRST LEGO League.

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2014 July Grant Wood

Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $64,818 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for an economic education consultant program to improve economic literacy in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

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2014 July Grant Wright Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $35,000 from Research Corporation to use multidimensional heteronuclear NMR experiments and biochemical techniques to investigate the structure and target protein binding characteristics of the giant muscle protein obscurin. 07
2014 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.

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2014 July Grant Zingraff, Henderson

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training and Technical Assistance Center) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents’ Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center who serve children and youth with disabilities.

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2014 July Honor Watkins

Dr. Linette M. Watkins (Head, Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been named an American Chemical Society Fellow. Watkins is one of 99 scientists in the 2014 class of ACS Fellows who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

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2014 July Publication Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and her co-authors Matthew Vorell of St. Cloud State University and Jennifer Scarduzio of Lamar University wrote “Surviving work: Toxic organizational communication,” a book published by Kendall-Hunt Publishers. Carmack wrote an article, “A cycle of redemption in a medical error disclosure and apology program,” which was published in Qualitative Health Research, 24(6), 860-869. Carmack and Dr. Jocelyn M. DeGroot of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrote an article, “Exploiting loss?: Ethical considerations, boundaries, and opportunities for the study of death and grief online,” which was published in Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 68(4), 315-335.

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2014 July Publication Sluss

Dr. Dorothy Justus Sluss (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) recently updated the second edition of her book, “Supporting Play in Early Childhood: Environment, Curriculum, Assessment,” which was published by Cengage Learning.

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2014 July Service Stringham

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) has been named chair of the National Association for Music Education’s Council for Music Composition. His term runs from July 2014 through June 2016.

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2014 July Service Watson

Dr. Heather Watson (Associate Professor, Engineering) has been named a 2014-2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the program’s most competitive track, Health, Education and Human Services. Watson will assist in discovering how to improve the accumulation of knowledge on STEM education and learning; will assist in discovering how Division of Research on Learning programs have impacted STEM education and learning; and will share research results with the right audiences. AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional organization. The AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships provide the opportunity for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy. Watson will serve at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings. DRL invests in projects to improve the effectiveness of STEM learning for people of all ages. Its mission includes promoting innovative research, development and evaluation of learning and teaching across all STEM disciplines by advancing cutting-edge knowledge and practices in both formal and informal settings.

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2014 December Grant Dredger

Dr. Mary K. Dredger (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $5,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation to establish a digital collaboration between Fredericksburg Academy and James Madison University.

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2014 December Grant Haraldsen

Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $39,137 from Los Alamos National Laboratory to investigate the changes in properties of various Dirac materials with substitution of magnetic and charge-doped ions.

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2014 December Grant Holland

Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Justin J. Henriques (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $1,800 from VentureWell to train students to be drivers of change through the implementation of a new Innovation Leadership minor.

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2014 December Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grant Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $15,000 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to provide onsite urgent care services, chronic illness management and preventative care to homeless clients enrolled at local shelters.

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2014 December Honor Ryals

Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) was awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s highest honor, the Honors of the Association, for her outstanding contributions in the field of audiology.

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2014 December Presentation Stringham

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) presented “Both/And: Teaching Generative Creativity and Music Performance in Ensembles” at the New York State School Music Association winter conference in Rochester on Dec. 5, 2014.

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2014 December Service Barbour

Dr. Nancy E. Barbour (Head and Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) was selected serve for three years on the Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation for the National Association for the Education of Young Children beginning January 2015. The position is charged with making program accreditation decisions based on evidence that a program has met each accreditation standard.

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2014 November Grant Bethune

Dr. Keri S. Bethune (Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities) and Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Affiliate, Educational Programs) received $30,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to maintain and implement a statewide program to meet the initial and continuing education needs for teachers of students with visual impairments in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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2014 November Grant Byrne

Regan M. Byrne (Executive Director, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts) received $4,400 from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to book Parallel Exit to perform and conduct a workshop with students.

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2014 November Grant Gipson

Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $5,000 from the American Iron and Steel Institute to enhance student exposure to ferrous metallurgy by developing and implementing new modules for two courses as well as technical electives to function as a “metals track” within the materials science minor.

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2014 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $76,500 from the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Hartzler-Weakley also received $7,425 from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide support for Blue Cross Blue Shield’s initiative to educate the local Hispanic population about the Affordable Care Act, and she received $50,500 from The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation to provide families of children with disabilities with an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant care-giving.

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2014 November Grant Kaufman

Abram T. Kaufman (Administrator, Facilities Management) and Dale L. Chestnut (Stormwater Coordinator, Facilities Management) received $200,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to enhance a regional green infrastructure asset by stabilizing and reconnecting a degraded stream with function-based stream restoration, including floodplain wetland treatment cells.

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2014 November Grant Linder

Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Sociology) received $24,925 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to improve the responsible conservation authority’s capacity to monitor the status of endangered wildlife and the level of threat from bushmeat hunting at a broader landscape level.

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2014 November Grant Miles

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $53,327 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to continue providing education, outreach and research at the Center for Wind Energy.

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2014 November Grant Pyle

Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education to coordinate STEM coursework and to develop, deploy and communicate the results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project.

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2014 November Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grant Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $392,839 from the Virginia Department of Health to offer motivational interviewing for home visiting staff with families with children in out-of-home placement or at risk of out-of-home placement due to substance abuse.

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2014 November Grant Swartz

Dr. Nicholas J. Swartz (Associate Professor, Political Science) received $5,563 from the Shenandoah Valley Airport for development of a strategic plan for the airport to maximize both efficiency and effectiveness.

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2014 November Grant Williams

Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $45,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide funding for a high-quality health and physical education content teaching summer institute.

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2014 November Grant Wright

Shaun B. Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) received $1,000 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the 4th Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival to educate and engage audiences while celebrating the documentary medium as a tool for advocacy, activism and social change.

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2014 November Honor Schubert

Carolyn F. Schubert (Health Science and Nursing Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technologies) was awarded a $500 stipend from IGI Global to attend the 2014 Charleston Conference, held Nov. 6-9 to focus on issues in book and serial acquisition. She was selected for this honor due to her outstanding achievements in the field of Library Information Science.

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2014 November Presentation Guinivan

Dr. Eric R. Guinivan (Assistant Professor, Music) and Dr. David Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) contributed to a panel presentation, "Perspectives on Teaching Composition in Schools," at the Virginia Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference on Nov. 21 in Norfolk, Va.

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2014 November Presentation Harman

Katie Harman (Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy), Amanda Miller (Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy), Christina Cornick (Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy), Ashlee Walsh, Hannah Whittaker (Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy) and Danielle Boyd (Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy) presented a two-hour workshop titled “The Benefits of Therapeutic Gardening in Occupational Therapy” at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference in October. 

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2014 November Presentation McKenzie

Alec McKenzie (Graduate Student, Kinesiology) and Paul Robertson (Graduate Student, Kinesiology) presented “Effects of Protein Supplementation during Intensified Cycling Training on Cardiorespiratory Adaptations and Body Weight and Effects of Protein Supplementation during 10 Days of Intensified Cycling Training on Indices of Muscle Disruption and Performance” at the American College of Sports Medicine Integrative Physiology of Exercise conference in Miami in October. 

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2014 November Presentation Morey

Dr. Ann-Janine Morey (Professor, English; Associate Vice Provost, Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement) has been invited by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to participate in the 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book, scheduled for March 18-22 in Charlottesville, Va. There she will present her latest book, “Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs,” and participate in a book signing and author reception.

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2014 November Presentation Pyburn

Elisabeth Pyburn (Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences) presented “A Psychometric Evaluation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Subscales and International Student Success: An Application of Cluster Analysis to Predict GPA” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference in Trumbull, Conn., in October.

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2014 November Presentation Sessoms

John Sessoms (Graduate Student, Psychology) presented “Predicting Change in Examinee Effort on Low-Stakes Tests” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association conference in Trumbull, Conn., in October. 

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2014 November Presentation Swanson

Mandalyn Swanson (Graduate Student, Psychology) presented “But It Doesn't Count: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Student Test-Taking Motivation in Low-Stakes Testing” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association conference in Trumbull, Conn., in October. 

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2014 November Presentation Thompson

Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration Program) presented “A Profile of Recent Hospital Acquisitions” at the Meeting of the American Public Health Association on Nov. 18 along with his colleagues on the research Dr. Michael J. McCue of Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Tae Hyun Kim of Yonsei University. Thompson also moderated a panel session at the meeting titled “Workforce Development, Professional Development and Human Resources Management in Health Administration.”

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2014 November Presentation William

Jon Henry William (Graduate Student, Art, Design and Art History) presented his ongoing research and practice of the “Old Furnace Artist Residency" at the recent Imagining America Conference in Atlanta in October. 

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2014 November Publication Hurney

Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Professor, Biology; Director, Center for Faculty Innovation), Nancy L. Harris (Lecturer, Computer Science), Dr. Samantha C. Bates Prins (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics) published the article, “The Impact of a Learner-Centered, Mid-Semester Course Evaluation on Students,” in The Journal of Faculty Development. The article explores the impact of a learner-centered, mid-semester course evaluation process on student perceptions of dimensions of teaching that promote effective learning.

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2014 November Publication Mann

Harkirat S. Mann (Undergraduate Student, Physics and Astronomy), Yosyp Schwab (Undergraduate Student, Physics and Astronomy), Brian N. Lang (Undergraduate Student, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) published an article titled “Effective Thermoelectric Power Generation in an Insulated Compartment” in the World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics with Dr. Jarrett L. Lancaster of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T University and Dr. Ronald J. Parise of Parise Research Technologies.

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2014 November Publication Noland

Aaron Noland (Graduate Student, Strategic Leadership) published an article titled “The Relationship among Transformational Teaching and Student Motivation and Learning” with Keith Richards of Eastern Carolina University in the Journal of Effective Teaching.

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2014 November Publication Rehm

Christopher J. Rehm (Graduate Student, Strategic Leadership) published an article titled “An evidence based practitioner's model for adolescent leadership development" in the Journal of Leadership Education. The article focuses on the need for future research in leadership development to be made applicable to appropriate stages in development, emphasizing differentiating character education from leadership development.

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2014 November Publication Striebig

Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Professor, Engineering), Dr. Adebayo A. Ogundipe (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Maria Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) published a textbook titled “Engineering Applications in Sustainable Design and Development” through Cengage Learning, to be released in 2015.

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2014 November Publication Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) published the article, “Crowdsourcing Digital Maps Using Citizen Geologists,” in Eos, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. His article concerns the use of crowdsourcing to gather geological data for geological mapmaking.

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2014 November Service Alger

Jonathan R. Alger (President, Professor) was appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the GenEdge Alliance, also known as the A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Board of Trustees. GenEdge Alliance, established in 1992, is a business consulting organization that provides Virginia’s industrial and manufacturing sectors access to expert business solutions, which otherwise are often only accessible to larger companies. The organization helps create and maintain jobs in industry and manufacturing.

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2014 November Service Mayfield

Dr. Christopher S. Mayfield (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) was part of a group of educators invited to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., to brainstorm ways Google could support the development of new course materials concerning computational thinking for use in K-12 teacher preparation programs. Computational thinking focuses on a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs for applications such as search, email and maps.

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2014 November Service Sanders

Courtney Sanders (Graduate Student, Psychology) was invited to be a Fellow at the 2014 Testing, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement Institute at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. 

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2014 November Grant Vivian

Joyce Vivian (Graduate Student, Nursing) has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to serve as a liaison to the Graduate Nursing Student Association.

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2014 October Grant Akerson

Dr. Emily K. Akerson (Clinical Coordinator for Clinical and Interprofessional Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $26,041 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Page County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $26,041 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to provide integrated activities and services that improve the well-being, increase the permanency, and ensure the safety of children who are in or at risk of being placed in an out-of-home placement as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse.

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2014 October Grant Cresawn

Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Associate Professor, Biology) received $28,445 from the National Institutes of Health to further the development of a database to hold mycobacteriophage genome sequences and gene expression data.

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2014 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $66,252 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Health Department to implement the Choosing the Best abstinence education curriculum program in 6th, 7th and 8th grade classrooms at Thomas Harrison Middle School and Skyline Middle School during the 2014-15 academic year.

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2014 October Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grant Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from Virginia Commonwealth University to develop video trainings for Home Visiting Consortium home visitors and early intervention specialists.

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2014 October Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $31,000 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to update the ORDATA database to minimize harm to civilians and personnel involved in mine action, EOD and other humanitarian or military situations by enabling them to be better able to identify explosive ordinance.

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2014 October Grant St. John

Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $6,000 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to provide editor-in-chief services for the Journal of Geoscience Education.

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2014 October Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $11,400 and $19,925 from Virginia city and county donors for FIRST LEGO League support and the Virginia/D.C. FIRST LEGO League, respectively.

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2014 October Grant Zingraff

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training and Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training and Technical Assistance Center) received $267,135 and $1,171,676 from the Virginia Department of Education to continue to support state directed and regional/local activities for the Virginia Department of Education Training/Technical Assistance Centers.

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2014 October Honor Barrella

Dr. Elise M. Barrella (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Justin J. Henriques (Assistant Professor, Engineering) are three of 77 engineering educators across the United States selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering's sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Oct. 26-29 in Irvine, Calif. FOEE brings together top university faculty to explore preparing engineers to address the world's greatest challenges.

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2014 October Honor Bentley

Dr. Mace L. Bentley (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received a Fulbright Specialist grant award in environmental science. He will travel to Thailand and focus his work on climate change and environmental effects in Southeast Asia.

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2014 October Honor Bsumek

Dr. Peter K. Bsumek (Coordinator, Environmental Studies; Associate Professor, Communication Studies) received the J. Robert Cox Award in Environmental Communication and Civic Engagement for his commitment to environmental issues through organizational leadership. The award is presented by the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Bsumek also received the Christine L. Oravec Research Award for the best environmental communication book chapter for the year from the same division of the professional association.

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2014 October Honor Dudding

Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received the Center for Innovative Technology Teaching with Technology Faculty Award for her work with online simulation tools designed to provide students with virtual life clinical simulations in speech language pathology.

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2014 October Honor Funkhouser

J. Kemper Funkhouser (Adjunct Instructor, Finance and Business Law) received the Virginia Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics Leadership Award for his knowledge of the industry’s professional standards and the ability to teach them to others.

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2014 October Honor Grayson

Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received the Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award from Voices for Virginia’s Children for her work in child advocacy in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community.

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2014 October Honor Harris

Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) was honored by the Center for Instructional Technology for his contributions to the center and the field of instructional technology. CIT has named the Charles Harris Award of Distinction for him to acknowledge this work.

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2014 October Honor McCarthy

Dr. Sean R. McCarthy (Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) received the Center for Innovative Technology Teaching with Technology Faculty Award for his work in incorporating technology through his “Writing for Nonprofits” class for a local nonprofit organization and incorporating “the magazine project” into his GWRTC 103 courses.

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2014 October Honor Meixer

Dr. Cara Meixner (Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) and Megan Rodgers Good (Graduate Intern/Assessment Coordinator, Center for Faculty Innovation) were recipients of the James Madison Innovations Intellectual Property Disclosure Incentive Award for 2013-2014.

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2014 October Honor Schubert

Carolyn F. Schubert (Health Science and Nursing Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technologies) received the MAC Award for Professional Excellence by a New Health Sciences Librarian from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association. The award goes to a Mid-Atlantic Chapter member who makes outstanding contributions in health sciences librarianship.

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2014 October Honor Tickle

Evelyn C. Tickle (Assistant Professor, Art, Design and Art History) received the Center for Innovative Technology Teaching with Technology Faculty Award for her incorporation of new software and technological experimentation into studio classes.

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2014 October Honor Warnaar

Dr. Deborah L. Warnaar (Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received the NACADA (Global Community for Academic Advising) Outstanding Advising Award for demonstrating qualities of exceptional academic advising.

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2014 October Presentation Babcock

Dr. Sharon K. Babcock (Associate Professor, Biology) and Katherine Trammell (Professor, Dance) hosted two workshops Oct. 1-2 at Duke University as part of a performance and workshop residency interdisciplinary program. Each session focused on different aspects of anatomy through discussion and in-class work that involved movement to put into practice lesson about various bones and muscles. 

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2014 October Presentation Moran

Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) was one of two university professors in the country invited to participate in the White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities Oct. 6-7. At the summit Moran and Chelsea Lambright (Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy) discussed their experiences with Overcoming Barriers, a mentoring program that pairs JMU students with community members of all ages who have disabilities, and the impact the initiative has had on the local community.

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2014 October Publication Brantmeier

Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier (Associate Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) and Emily L. Kohl (Assistant Program Administrator, Center for Faculty Innovation) published a book review of “Transforming students: Fulfilling the promise of higher education,” written by Johansson, C. and Felten, P. The book review was published in Teachers College Record, Aug. 21, 2014.

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2014 October Publication Erwin

Dr. T. Dary Erwin (Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies and Psychology) published an article, “Esthetic development: a model for the undergraduate experience,” in Quality Assurance in Education.

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2014 October Publication kruck

Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics) co-authored a paper, “Does Personality Play a Role in Computer Information Systems Course Performance.” The paper was named “Best Conference Pedagogy Paper” at the International Association for Computer Information Systems’ conference in Las Vegas Oct. 1-4.

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2014 October Publication Powell

Dr. Nena J. Powell (Associate Professor, Nursing), Dr. Erika M. Sawin (Assistant Professor, Nursing), Dr. Sandra L. Annan (Associate Professor, Nursing) and Dr. Cynthia D. Rubenstein (former Assistant Professor, Nursing) published an article, “Student evaluations of teaching tools: A qualitative examination of student perceptions,” in Nurse Educator.

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2014 October Publication Shorish

Yasmeen L. Shorish (Assistant Professor; Professional Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technologies) and Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) published an article with Meris Mandernach of Ohio State University titled “The Evolution of Library Instruction Delivery in the Chemistry Curriculum Informed by Mixed Assessment Methods” in Science and Technology Librarianship.

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2014 October Publication Sloan

Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) published an article with Wenli Yan titled “The Impact of Employee Compensation and Financial Performance on Nonprofit Organization Donations” in the American Review of Public Administration.

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2014 October Publication Walton

Dr. Timothy R. Walton (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Jonathan R. Alger (President, Professor), Dr. Pia Antolic-Piper (Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. Frances Flannery (Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. William J. Hawk (Chair, Madison Collaborative; Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. John W. Hulsey (Assistant Professor, Political Science), Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Associate Professor, Political Science), Dr. Jonathan Keller (Associate Professor, Political Science), David K. McGraw (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Mark Piper (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr. John A. Scherpereel (Associate Professor, Political Science), Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Associate Professor, Political Science), Anamaria Berea, Steven L. Burg, Bob de Graaff, Jonathan Smith and Cees Wiebes published the book, “The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995,” based on the War to Peace conference which was held at JMU in March 2014.

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2014 October Service Huang

Dr. Wanchi Huang (Professor, Music) is serving as the concertmaster for the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra. She as been a soloist with the symphony in the past and now assumes the leadership role of choosing which music the orchestra will play and how it will be played.

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2014 October Service Taalman

Dr. Laura Taalman (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) is spending a year serving as the mathematician-in-residence for MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics. MoMath is the only museum dedicated to mathematics in the United States, and Taalman is developing programs and workshops there.

 

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2014 September Grant Akerson

Dr. Emily K. Akerson (Clinical Coordinator for Clinical and Interprofessional Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $11,388 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services. Akerson also received $13,772 and $6,901 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support for Page County and Shenandoah County, respectively. 

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2014 September Grant Brewster

Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administrative tasks for the society. 

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2014 September Grant Hartmann

Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Abram T. Kaufman (Administrator, Facilities Management) received $20,000 from the Dominion Foundation to create a self-guided campus walking tour where students engage in hands-on sustainability learning opportunities designed around existing facilities and operations.

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2014 September Grant Coffman

Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $350,043 from the Institute of International Education Inc. to continue to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students at JMU and nationwide by emphasizing intermediate and advanced Kiswahili instruction.

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2014 September Grant cresawn

Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Associate Professor, Biology) received $250,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to expand the Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) to serve more students per year and to enable a rethinking of the user-facing side of the Phamerator software platform. Cresawn also received $10,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to offer the SEA-PHAGES program at Huguenot High School in Richmond, Va.

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2014 September Grant Dalmolin

Michael R. Dalmolin (Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management) received $750 from Keep Virginia Beautiful to create a riparian barrier with trees and shrubs to beautify a stream in close proximity to significant pedestrian and vehicular traffic, providing environmental benefits including wildlife habitat, bank stabilization and increased biodiversity to improve the local urban environment.

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2014 September Grant DeVore

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Science to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

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2014 September Grant Giovanetti

Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,765 from the National Science Foundation to produce parts, assemble prototypes, assemble production assemblies and perform final testing of the Bias Voltage System at FermiLab.

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2014 September Grant Hargens

Dr. Trent A. Hargens (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $22,486 from the ResMed Foundation for studying the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on autonomic and cardiovascular function during steady-state exercise before and after CPAP treatment (the SAFE study).

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2014 September Grant Hartzer-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $480,303 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide specialized medical, psychological, psychosocial, educational and speech/language/audiology services to children and young adults under the age of 21. Hartzler-Weakley also received $425,604 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families to emphasize both abstinence and contraception and address the adulthood preparation subjects of healthy relationships communication, educational and career success and adolescent development in order to reduce the number of teen pregnancies in the region. Hartzler-Weakley also received $125,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways and learn environmental strategies through praxis.

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2014 September Grant Kamarunas

Dr. Erin E. Kamarunas (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $21,984 from Passy-Muir Inc. to assist the company with bringing a product to market.

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2014 September Grant Maslen

Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $86,780 from the National Science Foundation to develop the concept of a hybrid bearing, integrating a fluid film and magnetic bearing into a single component.

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2014 September Grant Nash

Dr. Carole L. Nash (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the National Park Service to review proposed projects that may or could impact archaeological resources. Nash also received $7,700 from the National Park Service for an archaeology survey for the fire program.

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2014 September Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $594,230 from the Department of State for core services to encourage and stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement by acting as an information clearinghouse: identifying, gathering, managing and distributing information.

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2014 September Grant Schick

Lisa C. Schick (Instructor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer high quality, affordable, contextualized EL CIVICS services to adult learners in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

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2014 September Grant Swartz

Dr. Nicholas J. Swartz (Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Madison Center for Community Development) received $5,000 from the Harrisonburg Educational Foundation to provide analysis to help improve the foundation’s operating functions, competitive advantage and vision and path for the future.

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2014 September Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Interim Director, Education Support Center; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $1,905 from Virginia city and county donors and $6,000 from the FIRST LEGO League for the sponsorship of robotics teams. Swayne also received $5,000 from Industrial Medium Software Inc. for the VA-DC FIRST LEGO League State Championships team, the Cellar-Dwellers, in their representation at the North American Open Championship Tournament in Carlsbad, Calif.

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2014 September Grant Zingraff

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training and Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training and Technical Assistance Center) received $424,057 from the Virginia Department of Education for a Self Determination Project to provide direct instruction, models and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student’s educational career.

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2014 September Presentation Halpern

Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern (Vice Provost, University Programs; Professor, Art History) was a plenary speaker at the 2014 conference of the Association for General and Liberal Studies held in Atlanta Sept. 25-27.

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2014 September Presentation LaPira

Dr. Timothy M. LaPira (Associate Professor, Political Science) spoke on a panel hosted by the Sunlight Foundation in collaboration with ReThink Media and the OpenGov Hub on the changing landscape of money in politics, tracking political influence and proposed solutions.

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2014 September Presentation Steinberg

Dr. Paulo R. Steinberg (Associate Professor, Music) performed in the Mary Baldwin College Sunday Recital Series in September. His performance, which included pieces from composers Beethoven, Scarlatti, Liszt, Villa-Lobos and Steen, worked to evoke the Brazilian jungle and welcomed the contributions of cellphone noise during the show.

entified in the Middle Marsh Run, Northern Reserve and Middletown Wood project areas with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
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2014 September Performance Beard

D. Lee Beard (Director, Media Services, Libraries and Educational Technologies) completed a documentary film on stained glass windows in the Shenandoah Valley, which premiered as part of First Fridays Downtown: Harrisonburg in Asbury United Methodist Church.

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2014 September Publication Morey

Dr. Ann-Janine Morey (Professor, English; Associate Vice Provost, Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement) wrote a book, “Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs.” In the book, Morey presents a collection of antique photographs of dogs and their owners in order to investigate the meaning associated with the canine body.

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2014 September Publication Ott

Dr. John W. Ott (Professor, Art History) published an essay, “Eruptions in Art and Money,” in Filthy Lucre, the catalog from Skira Rizzoli for painter Darren Waterston’s “Uncertain Beauty” exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

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2014 September Publication Rosenhouse

Dr. Jason D. Rosenhouse (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) was editor for a collection of works by Raymond Smullyan called “Four Lives.” The collection includes excerpts from Smullyan’s published writings, logic puzzles, explorations of mathematical logic and paradoxes, retrograde analysis chess problems, jokes and anecdotes, and meditations on the philosophy of religion. Rosenhouse provided an introduction as well as tributes from former students, friends and others to the book.

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2014 September Service Hurney

Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Professor, Biology; Director, Center for Faculty Innovation), Dr. Kerry O. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Patrice M. Ludwig (Assistant Professor, Biology) were selected by the American Society for Microbiology along with two others to lead and facilitate the 2014-15 American Society for Microbiology-National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program Assessment Residency. The initiative seeks to improve undergraduate biology education through 260 Scholars gathered to disseminate examples of scholarship in teaching biology.

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2014 August Exhibition Tubach

Lisa Tubach (Associate Professor, Art) had a painting, “Bounty, Deadly Bounty (From the Table to the Sea),” included in a national juried exhibition at the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y., called “Food for Thought.” The show ran Aug. 21 through Sept. 13, and explored social and political issues surrounding food.

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2014 August Grant Akerson

Emily K. Akerson (Coordinator in Clinical/IPE Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to meet the needs of at-risk families in Page County by providing education, resources and support.

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2014 August Grant Britt

Dr. Lori Britt (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Robert W. Alexander (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $5,000 from the Kettering Foundation to develop an assessment tool to identify the existence and absence of key components of public dialogue, responsive to a community’s unique historical relationships that have shaped the tenor of public talk, and the relationships of trust or mistrust between public citizens and public officials or institutions.

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2014 August Grant Cresawn

Dr. Kerry O. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $7,572 from the Merck Foundation to visit K-5 schools to engage students in life science activities that model best practices in science education and are accessible to all students.

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2014 August Grant Hale

Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor, Nursing) received $372,616 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for an interprofessional post-masters Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a specialty as a family nurse practitioner to meet the needs of rural mental health and cardiovascular health conditions.

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2014 August Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $59,831 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. Hartzler-Weakley also received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to increase overall and subgroup SOL reading pass rates through after-school tutoring and project-based literacy enrichment, as well as $500 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to host town hall meetings related to a substance abuse prevention project, “Futuro Latino Drug-Free Communities.”

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2014 August Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering) received $449,784 from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research in real-world education changing students’ core spatial abilities and high-level STEM spatial thinking. 08
2014 August Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $6,000 from Augusta County and $5,000 from Rockingham County for the support of the Central Region Small Business Development Center.

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2014 August Grant McMullen

Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to investigate the distribution and reproduction of endangered, shale-barren rock cress populations, and to develop strategies for maintaining and facilitating reproduction in existing populations.

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2014 August Grant Nagel Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $75,881 from the National Science Foundation to identify practices within maker spaces and to understand and leverage these powerful, new environments to achieve long-sought aims in engineering education. 08
2014 August Grant O'Donoghue Dr. Cynthia O’Donoghue (Head, 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 and fellowships. 08
2014 August Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grant Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,185 from the Virginia Department of Heath to plan and coordinate Project Connect training sessions. Race also received $19,552 from the City of Harrisonburg to enable primary care providers and a nurse case manager to function in private space set aside for health care, including dental assessments, to the homeless within city shelters.

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2014 August Grant Scarel

Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $30,000 from the Office of Naval Research to study the differences between thermoelectric and infrared power generation in an insulated compartment.

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2014 August Grant Slykhuis

Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education) received $63,680 from the Virginia Department of Education for inclusion science academies in physical science, earth science, and biology at the 2014 Content Teaching Academy.

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2014 August Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center) received $17,500 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program for student internships for educational experience through involvement in professional activities in applied behavioral analysis in school districts associated with the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program. 08
2014 August Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $14,581 from Virginia city and county donors for the sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2014 August Grant Utter

Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Scott Paulson (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Mark Mattson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. David Daniel (Professor, Psychology), and Dr. David Slykhuis (Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $99,992 from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition to support the creation of a learning assistant program, hiring of a Teacher in Residence, implementation of a physics pedagogy course, and related efforts to enhance JMU’s physics teacher preparation program.

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2014 August Honor Cohen Dr. Martin Cohen (Associate Professor, Political Science) was among a group of researchers who received the 2014 Jack Walker Award from the American Political Science Association for their article, “A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics.” The award recognizes work that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties. 08
2014 August Honor R. Cohen

Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen (Professor Emeritus, English) recently became the first American to receive the prestigious Sam Wanamaker Award from the Globe Theatre in London. Cohen, who is Mary Baldwin College’s Virginia Worth Gonder Professor of Shakespeare and Performance and director of mission for Staunton’s American Shakespeare Center, was recognized for his contributions to the study and appreciation of Shakespeare in the United States and worldwide. During his 30-year teaching career at JMU, which began in 1973, Cohen established the university’s first studies abroad program in London in 1979.

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2014 August Honor Sanford

Dr. Julie Sanford (Head and Professor, Nursing) was selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Sanford was one of 30 academic nursing leaders who completed the program in Philadelphia in August. The program focuses on providing negotiation, leadership and strategic thinking skills.

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2014 August Presentation Brantmeier

Dr. Edward J. Brantmeier (Associate Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) and B. Xharra presented their paper, “From Head to Hand to Global Community: Social Media as a Pedagogical Tool for Peace,” at the Arnhold Symposium, Peace Education 2.0: Social Media as a Space of Peace Education, hosted by the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany.

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2014 August Publication Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack  (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published an article, “Social and Tertiary Health Identities as Argument in the DSM V Aspergers/Autism Debate,” in the Western Journal of Communication, 78(4), 462-479.

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2014 August Service Bethune

Dr. Keri S. Bethune (Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities) has been appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve a three-year term on the state’s Advisory Board on Behavior Analysis.

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2014 August Service Fitzgerald

Joseph Gus Fitzgerald (Technology Coordinator, College of Arts and Letters) has been appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia.

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2014 June Grant Akerson

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $15,000 from the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation for Healthy Families Shenandoah County to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.

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2014 June Grant Brewster

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

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2014 June Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Sociology) received $32,500 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone for the final phase of archaeological work at Middle Marsh Project to complete field work and laboratory analysis associated with the Nieswander’s Fort Site and Merritt’s Camp Site.

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2014 June Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to expand activities regarding alternative fuels and renewable energy in the state.

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2014 June Grant Hattzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,800 from the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Hartzler-Weakley received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for “No Por Ser Menor (No, Because You Are a Minor)” to form a network of individuals and community support to help create systemic change, improve the Latino community and serve as a model of effective practices for reducing underage drinking. 06
2014 June Grant Hoover, Gabbin

Elizabeth Hoover (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) and Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Furious Flower Conference “Seeding the Future of African American Poetry” to organize the conference that presents the best established and emerging black poets to a large and diverse audience.

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2014 June Grant Hughey

Dr. Christine A. Hughey (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $154,544 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: CMI: Predicting analyte response in negative ion electrospray ionization” to explore the mechanisms of ionization under different pH regimes and to develop a multivariate model that will predict response for physiochemically diverse acidic analytes under different solution/pH conditions.

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2014 June Grant Kolvoord

Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to support travel and conferences fees for workshop/conference participants of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education.

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2014 June Grant May, Chen, Ludwig, Tongen

Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Lihua Chen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Patrice M. Ludwig (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $100,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for “Developing an Innovative Mathematical Simulation Model to Inform Recovery Strategies for the Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina).”

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2014 June Grant McKown, Raab

Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $34,537 from the National Institutes of Health to manufacture and purify lacritin and design and generate cDNA constructs to help address how eye-specific tear factor lacritin promotes ocular surface homeostasis.

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2014 June Grant Miles

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received two awards from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy – $22,500 for the Wind for Schools Program to assist schools that are currently engaged in planning for and/or siting wind turbines on their campuses and to conduct school/classroom visits and $17,500 for the state-based anemometer loan program to visit and maintain and/or decommission the systems now deployed and to deploy one of the towers currently in the Center for Wind Energy’s inventory.

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2014 June Grant Niculescu, Giovanetti, Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (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 the second year of “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. 06
2014 June Grant Polacek, Burnett, Carmack, Ott Walter

Dr. Georgia N.L.J. Polacek (Associate Professor, Health Sciences; Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education), Dr. Audrey J. Burnett (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences), Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) and Dr. Mary Katherine Ott Walter (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) received $42,394 from the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products for “E-cigarette marketing and college students’ attitudes and willingness to try” to benchmark attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of e-cigarettes among college students and examine the effect of product labeling and marketing strategies, and factual information regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems.

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2014 June Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $104,564 from Valley AIDS Network to provide university and administrative services.

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2014 June Grant Slykhuis

Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $34,000 from the Old Dominion Research Foundation to provide a residential professional development workshop for teachers.

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2014 June Honor Wisecarver

Milla Sue Wisecarver (Retired Assistant Director, Athletics Communications) was one of two people honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors with presentation of the organization’s Distinguished Service Award. Wisecarver and Carol Hudson of Old Dominion University were honored at VaSID’s annual meeting June 5 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland. The award is given to individuals who have promoted college athletics and the concept of the student-athlete. The honor is bestowed only to professionals who have been a part of the athletic community as a coach, administrator or member of the media for a minimum of 20 years. During her 38-year career at JMU, Wisecarver was, at various times, the primary contact for men’s soccer, men’s gymnastics, men’s archery as well as every women’s sport that JMU has fielded, with the exception of softball.

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2014 June Publication Sloan

Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) and Dr. Cleopatra Grizzle of Rutgers University-Newark published and article, “Assessing the Impact of Federal Funding on Faith-Based and Community Organization Program Spending,” which was published in the summer 2014 issue of Public Budgeting & Finance.

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2014 June Service Harned, Newbold

Alleyn Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) and Dr. Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Associate Vice Provost, Research and Scholarship) have been appointed to the Virginia Energy Council by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The council is charged with updating the Virginia Energy Plan for submission to the General Assembly by Oct. 1, 2014.

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