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2012 January Publication Dr. G. Dedrick Robinson (Professor Emeritus, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote "Global Warming: Alarmists, Skeptics and Deniers," a book published by Moonshine Cove Publishing LLC. 01
2012 January Publication Dr. Scott R. Gallagher (Head, Department of Management; Professor, International Business and Management) wrote "The battle of the blue laser DVDs: The significance of corporate strategy in standards battles," which was published in Technovation, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 90-98. 01
2012 January Publication Dr. Aderonke A. Adesanya (Assistant Professor, Art, Design and Art History) wrote "Carving Wood, Making History," a book about Yoruba woodcarving by the Fakeye family, published by Africa World Press. 01
2012 January Presentation Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr.Tracy A. Lupher (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) and Christopher Runyon (Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences) presented "Teaching Logic Online" at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers annual meeting, held during the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29. 01
2012 January Presentation Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) presented a paper, "The Good, Social Kinds, and Homeostatic Property Clusters," at the Sixth International Conference on Applied Ethics at the Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 28-30. 01
2012 January Honor Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Graduate Psychology) is one of 12 college and university faculty from throughout the commonwealth presented a 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. In receiving the prestigious award, Stewart is recognized for excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration and public service. A formal ceremony for presentation of the awards is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Richmond. Each winner receives an engraved award and a $5,000 check underwritten by the Dominion Foundation. To read more about Stewart, see http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11878.shtml. 01
2012 January Honor Dr. Sarah J. Finney (Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) has been selected to receive the 2012 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Mentor Award for her work with master"s and doctoral students at JMU. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structural Characterization of protein domains important for Obscurin-Titin interactions in muscle cells" to use high-resolution structural techniques to explore the molecular and biophysical basis of the obscurin-titin interactions. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 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" to broaden the understanding of the interaction between polarized electromagnetic infrared radiation and thin films of dielectric materials. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $29,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments to develop and deliver courses via distance education, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the consortium. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Studies and Disorders) received $77,257 from the National Institutes of Health through Emory University for "Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia Year 3" to develop and validate tools to diagnose Spasmodic Dysphonia and to measure severity and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multicenter clinical study. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $31,893 from the National Science Foundation through Temple University for "Assessing Student Spatial Thinking Skills Through Classroom Video and Observation" to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking. 01
2012 January Grant Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Studying the (alpha,p)-process in X-ray bursts using rare isotope ion beams" to study the experimentally unknown cross section of the 22Mg(alpha,p)25AI reaction at astrophysical relevant energies by measuring the time-inverse reaction 25Al(p,alpha)22Mg in inverse kinematics. 01
2012 January Exhibition Sukjin Choi (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History), Corinne J. Diop (Professor, Art and Art History), Gary Freeburg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Rebecca Silberman (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Gregory Stewart (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Kenneth A. Szmagaj (Professor, Art and Art History), Allyson Mellberg Taylor (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History), Lisa Tubach (Associate Professor, Art), Dr.Cole H. Welter (Professor, Art and Art History) and Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) exhibited "Divergent Visions: The Graduate Art Faculty of James Madison University" in the Staunton Augusta Art Center"s R. R. Smith Center for History and Art. 01
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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

07
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.

07
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.

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.

07
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 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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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.

07
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).

07
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.

07
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.

05
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.

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.

05
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 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.

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.

05
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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

05
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 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.

05
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.

05
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.

05
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.

04
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.

04
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.

04
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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

04
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.

04
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.

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.

04
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 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.

04
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.

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.

03
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 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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

03
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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.

02
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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2013 June Publication Kaussler

Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Associate Professor, Political Science) wrote “Iran’s Nuclear Diplomacy: Power Politics and Conflict Resolution,” which was published by Routledge in June as part of its New Diplomacy Series.

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2013 June Publication Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published “‘It may not be pretty, but it’s honest’: Examining embodied parental grief on the Callapitter blog,” with co-author Dr. Jocelyn DeGroot of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, in Death Studies, 37(5), 448-470.

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2013 June Publication Carmack

Dr. Heather J. Carmack (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published “More than just good grades: Dialectical tensions in the construction of good student identity,” with co-author Dr. Gloria Galanes of Missouri State University, in Qualitative Communication Research, 2(1), 81-108.

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2013 June Presentation Bsumek

Dr. Peter K. Bsumek (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) presented “Competing Rhetorics in Contemporary U.S. Coal Controversies,” with co-authors Steve Schwarze of the University of Montana, Jen Schneider of the Colorado School of Mines and Jennifer Peeples of Utah State University, at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on Communication and the Environment in Uppsala, Sweden, in June.

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2013 June Honor Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been named a fellow by the Geological Society of America.

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2013 June Grant Whitmeyer, Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Shelley J. Whitmeyer (Instructor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $21,984 from Google for “Using Google Earth to Model Geologic Change Through Time” to facilitate the development of time- and space-dependent geoscience and environmental educational modules.

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2013 June Grant Utter

Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $37,768 from the National Science Foundation to understand the influence of surface chemistry on the jamming and flowing of submerged granular flows.

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2013 June Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Alvin V. Baird Centennial Chair in Psychology; Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from Matthew’s Center to sponsor two master’s-level students in connection with an internship field experience provided by the center. 06
2013 June Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $41,069 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for Home Visiting Consortium training development to offer motivational interviewing to home visiting staff with families with children in out-of-home placement or at risk for out-of-home placement due to substance abuse.

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2013 June Grant Nash

Dr. Carole L. Nash (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Affiliate Faculty, Sociology and Anthropology; Instructor, Geography) received $50,000 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for Shenandoah National Park.

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2013 June Grant May

Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $1,000 from the National Wildlife Federation to test the relationship between predatory brook trout and sculpin on the aquatic invertebrate prey species, stonefly, and the role that sedimentation takes in that relationship.

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2013 June Grant Hughes, Augustine

Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $112,666 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: Modification and characterization of polymer surfaces with applications in microfluidic neural circuit development” to use a range of experimental and theoretical tools to predict, design and optimize experimental conditions resulting in polymeric surfaces which stimulate improved metal and cellular adhesion.

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2013 June Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $113,211 from DuPont for Promotores as health information specialists to increase knowledge of fish consumption advisories and the possible health effects of mercury exposure within the Spanish- and Kurdish/Arabic-speaking immigrants throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Hartzler-Weakley received $40,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients.

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2013 June Grant Eck

Dr. Beth A. Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received $41,018 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to complete the archaeological investigations at the Stickley Quarter Site on the Middle Marsh parcel west of Middletown, Va.

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2013 June Grant Downey, MacDonald

Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $63,189 from the National Science Foundation to provide undergraduate chemistry research students with the opportunity to develop improved communication tools and methods in science, as well as enhance day-to-day communication between hearing and deaf students.

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2013 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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2013 June Grant Akerson

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $800 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for “Healthy Families Shenandoah County” to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.

06
2013 August Service Smith

Scott Z. Smith (Instructor, School of Music) has been selected by The Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley to serve as interim artistic director.

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2013 August Service Maabrey

Paul E. Mabrey III (Lecturer, Communication Studies) has begun service as the vice president of Cross Examination Debate Association. CEDA is a nonprofit organization that helps govern 100+ universities and colleges that participate in competitive collegiate policy debate.

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2013 August Service Haynes

Dr. John Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been appointed as a member of the College Board Advanced Placement Environmental Science Development Committee for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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2013 August Service Haynes

Dr. John Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Virginia Cave Board. VCB members serve Virginia by advising private individuals, organizations and public agencies on cave and karst related matters, providing cave management expertise, preparing and presenting educational material, identifying significant caves, and recommending conservation and preservation measures for cave resources within the commonwealth.

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2013 August Publication West

Dr. Richard F. West (Professor Emeritus, Graduate Psychology), Dr.  Keith E. Stanovich (University of Toronto) and Dr. Maggie E. Toplak (York University) wrote an article, "Myside bias, rational thinking, and intelligence," which was published in Current Directions in Psychological Science in August.

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2013 August Publication Shonk

Dr. David J. Shonk (Associate Professor, Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management), T. Christopher Greenwell and Leigh Ann Danzey-Bussell wrote “Managing Sport Events,” which was published by Human Kinetics Publishers in August.

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2013 August Publication Mabrey

Paul E. Mabrey III (Lecturer, Communication Studies) and J.C. Liu wrote the chapter “Digital Literacy, Social Media and Public Speaking: Building Literacy Through Student Produced Multimedia Informative Presentations” in the book “Plugged-in Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media,” which was published by Woodhead Publishing in August.

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2013 August Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $2,000 from the United States Institute of Peace to support public education for the peace building project “Post conflict reconstruction: Bottom up sustainable economics.” The goal of the project is to increase community knowledge for individuals of a sustainable nongovernmental post-conflict recovery model.

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2013 August Publication Finney

Dr. Sara Finney (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Bozhidar Bashkov (Ph.D. student, Assessment and Measurement Program) wrote a didactic piece, "Applying Longitudinal Mean and Covariance Structures analysis to assess construct stability over two time points: An example using psychological entitlement," which was published in the “Methods Plainly Speaking” section of the journal Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development in August.

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2013 August Grant Morton

Dr. Samuel A. Morton (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $5,805 from the University of Kentucky for “Demonstration of an Algae-based System for CO2 Mitigation from Coal-fired Power Plants” to consult on the completion of algae cultivation process modeling focused on the existing Center for Applied Energy Research-led pilot-scale process.

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2013 August Publication DeMars, Socha

Dr. Christine E. DeMars (Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Alan Socha (Ph.D. student, Assessment and Measurement Program) wrote an article, “An investigation of sample size splitting on ATFIND and DIMTEST," which was published in Educational and Psychological Measurement.

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2013 August Grant Morton, Ogundipe, Striebig

Dr. Samuel A. Morton (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Adebayo A. Ogundipe (Assistant Professor, Engineering), and Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Professor, Engineering) received $153,475 from the National Science Foundation for “MRI: Acquisition of a high performance liquid chromatograph for the establishment of a sustainable engineering research laboratory” to procure equipment that will allow for the rapid establishment of a Sustainable Engineering Research Laboratory in the School of Engineering at JMU.

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2013 August Publication Anderson, Finney, Zilberberg, Marsh

Dr. Robin Anderson (Head and Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Sara Finney (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Anna Zilberberg (2013 Graduate, Assessment and Measurement Program), and Dr. Kimberly R. Marsh (2013 Graduate, Assessment and Measurement Program) wrote an article, "American college students’ attitudes toward institutional accountability testing: Developing measures," which was published in Educational Assessment in August.

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2013 August Grant Miles, Pangle, Holland, Wilson

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Remy M. Pangle (Director of Education and Outreach, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for the Wind for Schools in Virginia program, hosted by James Madison University, Phase III Mod. 5 to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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2013 August Publication Almarode

Dr. John T. Almarode (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) and Ann Miller (K-12 Coordinator of Professional Development and Elementary Instruction for Waynesboro Public Schools) wrote “Captivate, Activate and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math,” which was published by SAGE Publications.

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2013 August Grant Maslen, Enedy

Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $2,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance for co-coordinator operations to support the responsibilities and planning activities of the Virginia Geographic Alliance.

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2013 August Presentation Weniger

Gerald Weniger (Director, Physician Assistant Program) presented “Musculoskeletal Pharmacology: A Case Based Review of Best Practices” at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Las Vegas on June 27.

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2013 August Presentation Stringham

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) presented “Cut and Paste: Applying Skill and Content Learning Sequences to Re-Order Instrumental Method Books” with Dr. Alden Snell (University of Delaware, Department of Music) at the Gordon Institute for Music Learning 4th International Conference on Music Learning Theory in Chicago on Aug. 8.

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2013 August Honor Stern

Dr. Barbara S. Stern (Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Education. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

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2013 August Honor Rubenstein

Dr. Cindy D. Rubenstein (Assistant Professor, Nursing) was selected for the Excellence in Teaching and Innovation Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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2013 August Grant Rikkers

Scott Rikkers (Assistant Director, School of Music; Instructor, Music) won the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Visual and Performing Arts from the university. The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.

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2013 August Honor Virginia insight

Virginia Insight, a WMRA-FM call-in talk show featuring discussions on community matters in the realms of politics, culture and religion, won the Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program award from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters at the 76th Annual Virginia Broadcasting Awards. Tom Graham is senior producer and host of “Virginia Insight.”

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2013 August Honor Reisner

Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) won the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Science and Mathematics from the university. The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.

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2013 August Honor Zinn

Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) won the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Health and Behavioral Studies from the university. The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.

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2013 August Honor Pease

Dr. Jennifer Steinberger Pease (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) won the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Education from the university. The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.

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2013 August Honor Tang

Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Integrated Science and Engineering from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Honor Pal

Dr. Ratkim Pal (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Business from the university. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

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2013 August Honor Niculescu

Dr. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Science and Mathematics. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

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2013 August Honor Strang

Dr. Sharon L. Strang (Associate Professor, Nursing) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Health and Behavioral Studies from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Honor Nichols

Dr. Nancy Nichols (Professor, Accounting) won the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Business from the university. The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.

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2013 August Honor Liu, Schubert

Christie Liu (Instructional Technologist, Libraries and Educational Technologies) and Carolyn Schubert (Health Science and Nursing Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technologies) won the “Best in Track” award from the Sloan Consortium.  The Sloan Consortium is one of the pre-eminent national organizations in the field of online learning.

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2013 August Honor Leidholt

Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Arts and Letters from the university. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

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2013 August Honor Kidd

Dr. John H. Kidd (Associate Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Education from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Honor Katzman

Dr. Laura R. Katzman (Associate Professor, Art, Design and Art History) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

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2013 August Honor Harrison

Dr. Douglas R. Harrison (Associate Professor, English; Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Innovation) received a 2014 Kluge Fellowship in the Social Sciences and Humanities at the Library of Congress in support of his current book project, “The Gospel Sensibility: Faith, Fallibility, and Feeling in the American Sacred Song.” The Kluge Fellowship invites scholars to use the large and varied collection available at the Library of Congress to conduct humanistic and social science research.

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2013 August Honor Hamilton

Carol W. Hamilton (Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; Lecturer, Management) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Business from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Honor Flannery

Dr. Frances Flannery (Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion) won the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Arts of Letters from the University. The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.

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2013 August Honor Eck

Dr. Beth Ann Eck (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Sociology) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Arts of Letters from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Honor Diop

Corinne J. Diop (Professor, Art) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Visual and Performing Arts from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Honor Brewster

Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology) was honored with the 2013 Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police President’s Award for her many years of service to Virginia law enforcement. Staunton Police Chief Jim Williams, 2012-2013 VACP president, presented the award to Brewster in Williamsburg, Va.

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2013 August Honor Baker

Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Department Head and Professor, Psychology) won the Madison Scholar Award for the College of Health and Behavioral Studies. In each college, professors nominate their colleagues for the Madison Scholar award. The award winners exemplify excellence and scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines. Each winner presents a lecture on his or her area of expertise during the academic year.

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2013 August Honor Amenta

Dr. Donna S. Amenta (Interim Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) won the Distinguished Service Award for the College of Science and Mathematics from the university. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional professional related service at the university, local and national levels.

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2013 August Grant Wiggins

Dr. Jane R. Wiggins (Director, Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia) received $23,817 from the Virginia Department of Health for the center to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education.

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2013 August Grant Utter, Daniel, Mattson, Paulson, Slykhuis

Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Mark E. Mattson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), and Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $99,960 from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition for a proposal for a PhysTec Comprehensive Site at James Madison University 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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2013 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 $700 from Virginia city and county donors for the Robotics STEM Project to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2013 August Grant St. John

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

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2013 August Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $153,000 from the U.S. Department of State for CISR Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The fellowships are to provide administrative and other assistance to PM/WRA to facilitate the accomplishment of WRA’s goals and objectives through provision of a Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Humanitarian Mine Action Fellow.

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2013 August Grant Rankin

Dr. Mark C. Rankin (Associate Professor, English) received $169,685 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603” to host a seminar for college and university teachers that will investigate the physical construction of books and the nature of reading during the Tudor period.

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2013 August Grant Linn, Henderson, McNaught

Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $58,375 from the Virginia Department of Education for 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 Training/Technical Assistance Center’s staff.

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2013 August Grant Kancler

Dr. Erika N. Kancler (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $2,500 from the Wells Fargo Foundation for the Careers in Health and Medicine Program to support a day camp to increase under-represented minorities in health careers and increase awareness of obesity as a risk factor for chronic diseases.

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2013 August Grant Hoover

Elizabeth Hoover (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $2,000 from Target for “The Furious Flower Community Project” to provide after-school poetry workshops to area middle schools.

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2013 August Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $4,500 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the Virginia Biofuels Waste Grease Transportation Inventory, which is meant to track waste kitchen grease transporters that interact with biodiesel production, and to encourage those individuals to register with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

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2013 August Grant Gipson

Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $5,000 from the American Iron and Steel Institute for a curriculum development proposal designed 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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2013 August Grant Constantin

Dr. Costel Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund for “Thermal transport across GaN interfaces: Linking structural imperfections to thermal properties.” The project is designed to develop a robust set of procedures for optimizing the thermal boundary conductance between gallium nitride semiconductor substrates and gold metal contacts.

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2013 August Grant Akerson, Hubbell

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for Healthy Families Page County Prevention Funds to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Page County by providing education, resources and support.

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2013 September Service O'Fallon

Dr. Michael J. O’Fallon (Director, School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management; Associate Professor, Hospitality Management) was appointed president of the North East North American Federation board of The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. ICHRIE, a non-profit professional association, is the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges and universities offering programs in hotel and restaurant management, foodservice management and culinary arts.

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2013 September Publication Bograd

Dr. Paul Bogard (Assistant Professor, English) published his first book “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.” In his book, Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science and history to shed light on the importance of darkness; what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights. The book was published by Little Brown in July 2013.

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2013 September Presentation O'Connor

Thomas P. O’ Connor (Professor, Media Arts and Design) had his documentary “Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene” screened at The Phillips Collection art gallery on Sept. 22. The documentary used Greene's own words from his books and recordings, as well as photographs and clips from his films, to reveal the fascinating life of the writer.

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2013 September Presentation Giles

Kelly D. Giles (Assistant Professor, Applied Sciences Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technologies) presented “It’s Only Cheating If You Get Caught: Undergraduate Student Attitudes about Plagiarism” at the Virginia Library Association annual conference.  The poster presentation reviewed the results of a survey on student attitudes about plagiarism conducted in 2011 and 2012. The conference was held Sept. 25-27 in Williamsburg.

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2013 September Presentation Arndt

Dr. J. Chris Arndt (Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Professor, History) presented a lecture on James Madison at the 1786 Annapolis National Convention and the 1787 Philadelphia Constitutional Convention to the Annapolis Continental Congress Society on Sept. 14. The Annapolis Continental Congress Society is the Annapolis chapter of the
National Continental Congress Historical Society, which is dedicated to the study of the entire "pre-Constitution" or "first government" period of 1774-89. Arndt’s lecture was broadcast on C-SPAN-3 American History Television in October.

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2013 September Honor Halpern

Dr. Linda C. Halpern (Vice Provost, University Programs; Professor, Art History) received the Joseph Katz Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Practice and Discourse of General and Liberal Education from the Association for General and Liberal Studies. The award was presented at the professional organization’s 53rd annual conference, which was held Sept. 19-21 in Indianapolis.

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2013 September Honor Hale

Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor and Graduate Program Director, Nursing) was selected for the Virginia Nurses Foundation Leadership Excellence Award for Nurse Educator. The VNF is a part of the Virginia Nurses Association and was established to continue programs of support and innovation for nurses and nursing in the Commonwealth. The recipient of the award is recognized for commitment to the advancement of nursing knowledge, is presently employed in a nurse educator position and holds a master’s or doctoral degree. Hale was presented the award at the VNF Annual Gala on Sept. 28.

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2013 September Grant Whisnant

Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Department Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $40,000 from the National Science Foundation for “RUI: Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets.” The project will investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances with Compton scattering and to study heavy nuclei through photofission.

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2013 September Honor DeValpine

Dr. Maria G. DeValpine (Associate Professor, Nursing) was selected for the Virginia Nurses Foundation Leadership Excellence Award, Nurse Researcher. The VNF is a part of the Virginia Nurses Association and was established to continue programs of support and innovation for nurses and nursing in the Commonwealth. The recipient of the award is recognized for significant research activities which have positively affected nursing practice, has a master’s degree or doctorate in nursing and demonstrates recent involvement in research endeavors related to nursing. DeValpine was presented the award at the VNF Annual Gala on Sept. 28.

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2013 September Grant Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $700,067 from the National Science Foundation for Collaborative Research: Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education to promote global curricular elements, offer widespread professional development, build tools to make it easy for colleagues to contribute, facilitate authentic undergraduate research and challenge instructor inertia.

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2013 September Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $16,221 from Virginia city and county donors for the Virginia/DC First Lego League as sponsorship of the robotics team.

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2013 September Grant Schick

Lisa C. Schick (Instructor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Career Development Academy to offer high quality, affordable, contextualized EL CIVICS services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding and participation.

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2013 September Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $763 from the Action on Armed Violence for the Burundi Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention Program: Phase III to provide psychosocial support to facilitate the healing process of victims of armed violence in Burundi. Rutherford received $247,500 from the U.S. Department of State for Building the Capacity of AEPD to Promote the Rights of People with Disabilities to assist the Association for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities to be Vietnam’s leading organization campaigning for the rights of people with disabilities. Rutherford received $388,442 from the U.S. Department of State for ERW Awareness for Syrian Refugees in Northern Jordan to improve the lives and well-being of Syrian refugees residing in Jordan by carrying out a theatrical program that combines messages addressing issues relevant to daily life as refugees with explosive remnants of war and landmine awareness messages. Rutherford received $528,109 from the U.S. Department of State for CISR Core Services to WRA 2013-14. The grant will help to encourage and stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Weapons Removal Abatement by acting as an information clearinghouse: identifying, gathering, managing and distributing information.

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2013 September Grant Race

Gary S. Race (grants Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,968 from the City of Harrisonburg for the City of Harrisonburg CDBG Health Care for the Homeless, Suitcase Clinic Grant to provide onsite medical services at homeless shelter sites in Harrisonburg.

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2013 September Grant Newbold

Kenneth F. Newbold (Director, Research and Scholarship) and Dr. Alleyn Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $312,796 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy.

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2013 September Grant McCusker

Dawn M. McCusker (Professor, Graphic Design) received $70,655 from The Windgate Charitable Foundation for School of Art, Design and Art History arts equipment. The grant will help purchase equipment for the production of books through letterpress printing, bookbinding and papermaking at JMU.

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2013 September 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 $267,135 from the Virginia Department of Education for 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 Training/Technical Assistance Center’s staff. Linn, Henderson and McNaught received $388,450 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Self-Determination Project. The grant will help to provide 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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2013 September Grant Linder

Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $48,439 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to assess anti-poaching efforts, to direct anti-poaching patrol design and to monitor populations of hunted species in African rainforests.

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2013 September Grant Lamb

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $26,232 from the Commonwealth of Virginia for a Radio Reading Services Grant for the provision and support of radio reading services.

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2013 September Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Shenandoah Small Business Development Center) received $10,000 from the City of Harrisonburg, $2,500 from Rockbridge County and $1,250 from the City of Buena Vista for the Shenandoah Small Business Development Center to support the center.

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2013 September Grant Heydari, Tjaden, Wang

Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Xunhua S. Wang (Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $71,403 from the Department of Defense for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program – FY 2013 to provide support for undergraduate students and a graduate student for the Information Security Programs at James Madison University.

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2013 September Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $125,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services for Futuro Latino Drug-Free Communities to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways and learn environmental strategies through praxis. Hartzler-Weakley received $164,205 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic to provide specialized medical, psychological, psychosocial, educational and speech/language/audiology services to children and young adults under the age of 21. Hartzler-Weakley received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Spotswood/Waterman Community Learning Center to increase overall and subgroup SOL reading pass rates through school-based after school tutoring and project-based literacy enrichment.

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2013 September Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $45,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for “Omnibus VII: Outreach and Engagement” to update the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inventory biannually, collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production and to support JMU Virginia Clean Cities’ work.

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2013 September Grant Foucar-Szocki

Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor, Adult Education, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Thomas Harrison Community Learning Center to implement new efforts targeting English (reading/writing) with the intention of removing Thomas Harrison Middle School from English and School Improvement status and strengthening the community learning center efforts for enduring sustainability.

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2013 September Grant DeVore

Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Science to support and conduct the 2014 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

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2013 September Grant Bryson

Dr. B.J. Bryson (Professor, Social Work) received $160,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WHS 21st Century Community Learning Center to improve academic achievement and college readiness of Waynesboro High School students by focusing on environmental education that supports in-school content.

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2013 September Grant Beverly

Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $277,856 from the U.S. Department of Education for “Middle Matters: A Collaborative Partnership between James Madison University and Hopewell City Public Schools – Year 3.” The grant will provide accelerated, alternative teacher preparation and traditional professional development to increase the number of highly qualified and effective middle grade science and mathematics teachers in Hopewell City Public Schools.

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2013 September Grant Akerson

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,960 from the Valley Program for Aging Services to provide educational and administrative services. Akerson received two grants of $25,292 each from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for Healthy Families Page County and Healthy Families Shenandoah County to provide integrated activities and services that are designed to improve the well-being, increase the permanency and ensure the safety of children who are in or at risk of being placed in an out-of-home placement as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse. Akerson received $30,000 from Healthy Families Shenandoah County Inc. to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support.

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2013 October Service Carson

Dr. Sarah Carson (Associate Director, Morrison-Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women; Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) has been elected Publications/Information Division Head for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. The AASP is an international professional organization that promotes the field of sport and exercise psychology.

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2013 October Publication Warlick

Stefanie E. Warlick (Assistant Director, Rose Library; Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) co-authored the paper, “Health sciences information literacy in CMS environments: learning from our peers,” which was paper was published in The Electronic Library in October.

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2013 October Publication Vaughan

K.T. Vaughan (Director, Rose Library; Assistant Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) wrote an article titled “Development of the research lifecycle model for library services.” The article is an in-depth case study of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries Health and Natural Sciences Team’s approach to the relationship of librarians and research. The article was published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association in October 2013.

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2013 October Publication Ulanski

Dr. Stanley L. Ulanski (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote a book titled “The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea.” The book details the long history of the billfish and argues for their cultural and ecological importance. The book was published by University of Georgia Press in October 2013.

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2013 October Publication Shrewsbury

Kristen Shrewsbury (Coordinator, English Language Learner Services) led an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students that wrote an article titled “Peer editing native speakers’ papers: English language learners turn to the writing center for feedback expertise.” The team was a TESOL/writing professional development group for tutors and faculty. The article was published by the International TESOL Association’s Second Language Writing Newsletter in October. Co-authors are Reba Leiding (Library Faculty and Writing Center Fellow) and students E. Haley Cline, Kellie Harlow, Alexa Livezey and Melissa Psallidas.

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2013 October Publication Reich

Dr. Steven A. Reich (Professor, History) wrote a book titled “A Working People: A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation.” In the book, Reich examines the economic, political and cultural forces that have beaten and built America’s black workforce since Emancipation. The book was published by Rowman & Littlefield in September 2013.

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2013 October Publication Parker

Dr. Mark L. Parker (Head and Professor, English) wrote a book with his wife Deborah Parker (University of Virginia) titled “Inferno Revealed: From Dante to Dan Brown.” Parker’s book is a guide to the 12th century poem “The Divine Comedy” by Dante, which was the focus of Dan Brown’s novel “Inferno.” Parker looks at what Dan Brown got right, what he got wrong and provides an inside look into Dante and his poem. The book was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2013.

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2013 October Honor Sturm

Dr. Debbie Sturm (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) received the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Award for Outstanding Teaching. This regional award honors a counselor educator who exemplifies excellence and innovation as an instructor in the classroom. Sturm received the award Oct. 19 at a conference in Denver. Sturm also received the Distinguished Service Award from the JMU Department of Graduate Psychology.

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2013 October Honor Staton

Dr. Renee Staton (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received the William H. Van Hoose Career Service Award from the Virginia Counselors Association. The award is given to educators who help with the advancement of VCA’s professional goals and contributions to the understanding of counseling. Staton has served as president, board member and editorial board member of the Virginia Counselors Association Journal. The reception took place on Nov. 8 at The Homestead.

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2013 October Honor Nagel

Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) was among 73 of the nation’s most innovative engineering educators to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium held Oct. 27-30 in Irvine, Calif. The event provided a forum for educators to discuss and critique new ideas and teaching methods to enhance the education experience of engineering students. The participants also received a charter to make improvements at their home institutions. The National Academy of Engineering, an independent, nonprofit organization, was established in 1964 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers.

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2013 October Honor Hite

Sandra Hite (Clinician, Graduate Psychology) received the John R. Cook Award from the Virginia Counselors Association. The award is given to educators to honor a long and meritorious history with VCA. Hite served as secretary, chaired the Awards Committee, chaired the Bylaws Resolutions Committee, chaired the Professional Development Committee and served on the Convention Steering Committee of the VCA. The reception took place on Nov. 8 at The Homestead.

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2013 October Honor Hickerson, Martin, Janow

Dr. Corey Hickerson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies), Cynthia Martin (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) and Dr. Donielle Janow (Associate Instructor, Psychology) were recognized for their leadership in teaching with technologies during JMU’s 10th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference on Oct. 21.

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2013 October Honor Echterling

Dr. Lennis G. Echterling (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Counseling Programs) received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Department of Graduate Psychology.

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2013 October Grant Tomhave

Dr. Roger D. Tomhave (Associate Professor, Art Education) received $840 from the Arts Council of the Valley for “JMU Students Sharing Cross-Curricular Lesson Plans in Harrisonburg Public Schools and Across the Commonwealth” to provide support for students to attend the Virginia Art Education Association Fall Conference, where they will receive broad feedback on their cross-curricular lessons.

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2013 October Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $35,023 from Virginia city and county donors for the Virginia/DC FIRST LEGO League to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2013 October Grant Pyle

Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $81,259 from the University of Virginia for the Blue Ridge Collaborative for Earth Science Teachers initiative to improve teacher quality through provision of two courses in meteorology and geology. Pyle also received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement – Year 4 to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project.

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2013 October Grant McKown

Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,198 from EyeRx Research Inc. for “A Thermo-responsive Biopharmaceutical to Enhance the Tear Production of Lacritin.” The project will develop Lacritin and its constructs as a novel thermo-responsive biopharmaceutical for the treatment of dry eye disorders.

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2013 October Grant May

Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $1,000 from the National Wildlife Federation for “The effects of sedimentation on the predator-prey relationship between stoneflies brook trout and sculpin: An opportunity for outreach and environmental education.” The purpose of the project is to test the relationship between the predatory brook trout and sculpin on the aquatic invertebrate prey species stonefly and the role that sedimentation takes in that relationship.

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2013 October 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 $1,174,471 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.

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2013 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $458,032 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families for JMUPREP 2013 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.

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2013 October Grant Giovanetti

Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $82,188 from the National Science Foundation for “MRI Consortium: Development of Instrumentation to Measure the Spin Precession Frequency in the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment.” The grant will help to procure parts, assemble prototypes, assemble production assemblies and perform final testing of the Bias Voltage System at Fermilab.

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2013 October Grant Eck

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

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2013 October Grant Coffman, Sternberger

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

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2013 October Exhibition Tubach

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

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2013 November Publication Stringham, Fagan

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

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2013 November Publication Finney, Gerstner

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

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2013 November Publication DeMars, Bashkov, Socha

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

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2013 November Publication Castellano

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

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2013 November Publication Carmack

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

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2013 November Presentation Thompson, Temple

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

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2013 November Presentation Rutherford

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

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2013 November Presentation Jamal

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

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2013 November Honor Strunk

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

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2013 November Honor Loveland

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

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2013 November Honor Daniel

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

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2013 November Honor Croucher

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

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2013 November Honor Carmack

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

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2013 November Honor Annan

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

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2013 November Grant Race

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

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2013 November Grant Peaslee

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

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2013 November Grant Pangle

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

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2013 November Grant Lamb

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

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2013 November Grant Kolvoord

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

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2013 November Grant Kirkpatrick

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

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2013 November Grant Hughey, Lucas

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

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2013 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley

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

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2013 November Grant Eck

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

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2013 November Grant Dudding

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

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2013 November Grant Cresawn

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

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2013 November Grant Brewster

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

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2013 November Grant Barron

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

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2013 November Grant Akerson

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

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2013 December Grant Rutherford

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

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2013 December Publication Loveless, Sullivan, Harris

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

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2013 December Presentation Stringham, Mills

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

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2013 December Honor Kaylor

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

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2013 December Grant Swayne

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

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2013 December Grant Race

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

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2013 December Grant Nagel

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

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2013 December Grant Kyger

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

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2013 December Grant Hooke

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

12
2013 December Grant Coffman, Blough

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

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2013 July Publication Owusu-ansah

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

07
2013 July Grant Zingraff

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

07
2013 July Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Interim Director, Education Support Center; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $30,000 from Rockwell Collins Charitable Corp. to help promote growth of the FIRST LEGO League in Washington, D.C., as well as in rural areas and school divisions with Title I designation. Swayne received $2,000 from Virginia city and county donors to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

07
2013 July Grant Stoloff, Grayson

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

07
2013 July Grant Shaeffer, Sullenberger

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

07
2013 July Grant Shaeffer

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

07
2013 July Grant O'Donoghue

Dr. Cynthia R. O’Donoghue (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic in fiscal year 2014.

07
2013 July Grant Niculescu, Giovanetti, Niculescu

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

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

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

07
2013 July Grant Hartzler-Weekly

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

07
2013 July Grant Foreman

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

07
2013 July Grant Eck

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

07
2013 July Grant Carr

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

07
2013 July Grant Buchholz, Heydari

Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $900,610 from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students for a bachelor of science degree in computer science and information security certification and to provide scholarship support for graduate students for a master’s degree in computer science with a concentration in digital forensics.

07
2013 July Grant Betancourt

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

07
2013 May Publication Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Professor, Media Arts and Design) continued to produce natural history images that are featured on a flickr photo blog that generated about 70,000 views of the images this year. Two of his images will appear in academic book on the history of ornithology since Darwin. This book will be published this year by Princeton University Press and is co-authored by Tim Birkhead and Jo Wimpenny at the University of Sheffield. Another image was published in a text by National Geographic Learning/ 05
2013 May Publication Vilela

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

05
2013 May Publication Thompson

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

05
2013 May Publication Leidholdt

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

05
2013 May Publication Johnson

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

05
2013 May Publication Hinshaw, Shen, Hokanson

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

05
2013 May Presentation Wright

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

05
2013 May Presentation Taylor

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

05
2013 May Presentation Reynolds

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

05
2013 May Presentation Normand

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

05
2013 May Presentation Nelson, Fife

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

05
2013 May Presentation McHardy

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

05
2013 May Presentation Kalupa, Woo

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

05
2013 May Presentation Greene

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

05
2013 May Publication Ball, Leppington

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

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

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

05
2013 May Presentation Bodkin

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

05
2013 May Presentation Ball

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

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

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

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

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

05
2013 May Honor Hinshaw

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

05
2013 May Honor Grundmann

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

05
2013 May Grant Swayne

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

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

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

05
2013 May Grant Simmons

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

05
2013 May Grant Shaeffer

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

05
2013 May Grant Shaeffer, Sullenberger

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

05
2013 May Grant Rutherford

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

05
2013 May Grant Pavelko, Dudding

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

05
2013 May Grant Nagel

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

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

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

05
2013 May Grant Jamal

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

05
2013 May Grant Henriques

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

05
2013 May Grant Monroe

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

05
2013 May Grant Harris

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

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

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

05
2013 May Grant Ball, Horst

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

05
2013 April Service Whitmeyer

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

04
2013 April Service Slykhuis

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

04
2013 April Service Ludlow

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

04
2013 April Publication May

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

04
2013 April Presentation Sloan

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

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

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

04
2013 April Grant Stokes

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

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

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

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

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

04
2013 April Grant Nagel

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

04
2013 April Grant Miles

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

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

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

04
2013 April Grant Hartzler-Weakley

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

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

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

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2013 April Grant Downey

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

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

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

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

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

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2013 March Grant Henderson

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

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2013 February Publication Perritt

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

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2013 February Publication Keller

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

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2013 February Honor Pruett

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

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2013 February Honor Keller

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

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

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

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2013 February Grant Ludlow

Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $78,645 from the National Institutes of Health for "Dystonia Coalition: Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia-Year 4" to develop and validate tools to diagnose Spasmodic Dysphonia, measure severity and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multicenter clinical study.

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2013 February Grant Hartzler-Weakley

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

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2013 February Grant Hammond

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

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2013 February Grant Constantin

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

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2013 February Grant Carter

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

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

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

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2013 January Publication O'Donnell

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

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2013 January Publication Mazzarella

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

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2013 January Publication Loveland

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

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2013 January Publication Carmack

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

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2013 January Publication Bland

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

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2013 January Publication Aleman, Aleman

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

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

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

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2013 January Publication Bodkin

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

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2013 January Publication Solometo

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

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2013 January Grant Swayne

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

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

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

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2013 January Grant Race

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

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2013 January Grant Ludlow

Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $50,000 from Passy-Muir Inc. for "The Passy Muir Swallowing Self Training Device to Enhance Recovery Post-Stroke" to identify which stimulation parameters will induce a greater increase in swallowing rate and the greatest cortical brain response to vibrotactile stimulation in healthy volunteers.

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2013 January Grant Kyger, Quinn

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

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

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

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2013 January Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received three grants from Carmeuse Lime & Stone with the purpose of providing a field study at an archaeological site identified north of Hite Chapel Road — $39,953 for "Complete Phase II Tabler Farm," $30,562 for "Phase II: First Farmstead" and $30,562 for "Phase II: Second Farmstead." Carter also received $35,976 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to complete the archaeological assessments on the Stickley Quarter, Nieswander's Fort and Merritt's Cavalry Camp sites on the Middle March Parcel. 01
2012 June Publication Roberts Hammond Sulfaro "Dr. Robert N. Roberts (Professor, Political Science), Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Valerie A. Sulfaro (Professor, Political Science) are the authors of a revised three-volume edition of "Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia," which was published by Greenwood Press. The revised edition builds on the 2004 publication, "Encyclopedia of Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues and Platforms" by Roberts and Hammond, and includes coverage of the 2008 campaign." 06
2012 June Grant Utter "Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,427 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: CBET: Flow and Rheology of Particle-Fluid Suspensions with Variable Hydrophobicity" to understand the influence of surface chemistry on the jamming and flowing of submerged granular flows." 06
2012 June Grant Temple "Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,000 from the American Society for Microbiology to conduct a course at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Sonepat, Haryana, India." 06
2012 June Grant Stoloff Grayson "Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for publication and distribution of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2012." 06
2012 June Grant Stewart O'Hara "Jonathan P. Stewart (Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance) and Shane T. O'Hara (Professor, Theatre and Dance) received $5,000 from the New England Foundation for the Arts to present the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble at the 2012 New Dance Festival." 06
2012 June Grant Simmons "William L. Simmons (Sergeant, Public Safety and Police) received $1,300 from Target Corp. for "Bulletproof Vest Initiative for the JMU Police Department."" 06
2012 June Grant Rutherford "Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $12,666 from Action on Armed Violence to provide psychosocial support to facilitate the healing process of victims of armed violence in Burundi." 06
2012 June Grant Race Hubbell "Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $400,250 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2012-2013" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection." 06
2012 June Grant Race "Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $5,500 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Plan First Training Development" to create a web-based training for early childhood home visitors on the VA Home Consortium site." 06
2012 June Grant Newbold "Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Innovation) received $2,000 from the Verizon Foundation for the annual Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's awards gala and Tech Nite." 06
2012 June Grant Miles Pangle Wilson Holland "Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Remy Pangle (Outreach and Education Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy), Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $51,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for K-12 schools in Virginia." 06
2012 June Grant Miles "Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $234,051 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to continue micro-meteorological modeling effort at Suffolk and CBBT sites, to conduct predevelopment tasks at HRSD, to provide operating support for a new training and testing facility, to continue curriculum planning, development and implementation; and to conduct an additional three months of WRAMS modeling with WeatherFlow support." 06
2012 June Grant Ludlow "Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $194,010 from Passy-Muir Inc. for research associate support to assist the company with bringing a product to market." 06
2012 June Grant Hartzler-Weakley "Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $57,500 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Health Department for "Abstinence Education" to implement the Choosing the Best curriculum in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms at Thomas Harrison and Skyline middle schools during the 2012-13 academic year. Hartzler-Weakley received $1,375 from the Virginia Department of Health to support the implementation of Project Connect in Virginia to improve health response to domestic and sexual violence." 06
2012 June Grant Gentile "Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $12,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to monitor wilderness resource conditions related to visitor use levels and patterns through inventory of campsite conditions in the St. Mary's and Ramsey's Draft Wildernesses within the George Washington National Forest." 06
2012 June Grant Downey "Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and ponds and monitoring the effects on stream water chemistry. Downey 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 provide analyses of the water chemistry of the creek for two years post liming and to provide water and sediment chemistry analyses of the lake." 06
2012 June Grant Cresawn "Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $16,767 from the National Institutes of Health for "Mycobacteriophage as an emerging model organism" to further the development of a database to hold mycobacteriophage genome sequences and gene expression data." 06
2012 June Grant Barnes "Dr. Susan K. Barnes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $37,593 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Council for Preparing Educators of All Young Children to serve as an interdisciplinary, collaborate forum for the ongoing development and networking of professionals who provide in-service and pre-service professional development to personnel focusing their work on all young children, ages birth to 8 years." 06
2012 June Grant Augustine, Hughes "Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $7,959 from the National Science Foundation for "RET Supplement: Kinetics and Surface Modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films" to continue to develop microfluidic kits that can be used in high-school classrooms to demonstrate standard chemical processes such as acid-base or precipitation reactions on the microscale and laminar flow in low Reynolds number microfluidic environments." 06
2012 June Grant Almarode "Dr. John T. Almarode (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $228,000 from the Office of the Governor to support the planning and development process for the implementation of a partnership laboratory school." 06
2012 June Grant Akerson, Hubbell "Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $17,751 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County ¿ Safe and Stable Families Support" for fiscal year 2013 to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support." 06
2012 August Service Paulo Jonathan R. Paulo (Education Librarian, Libraries and Educational Technologies) is serving as a librarian in the Semester at Sea's Fall 2012 Atlantic Exploration. Paulo's Aug. 23-Dec. 7 journey takes him to 16 cities in 14 countries - Canada, Ireland, England, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Dominica and the United States. He is blogging about his adventures at http://jrpatsea.blogspot.com/. 08
2012 August Publication St. John Dr. Kristen St. John (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), R. Mark Leckie, Kate Pound, Megan Jones and Lawrence Krissek wrote "Reconstructing Earth's Climate History: Inquiry-based Exercises for Lab and Class," which was published by Wiley-Blackwell, May 2012. 08
2012 August Publication Rutherford Parks Dr. Matthew A. Rutherford (Associate Professor, Management), Dr. Laura L. Parks (Assistant Professor, Management), David E. Cavazos and Charles D. White wrote "Business Ethics as a Required Course: Investigating the Factors Impacting the Decision to Require Ethics in the Undergraduate Business Core Curriculum," which was published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education, August 2012. 08
2012 August Publication Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor Emerita, Anthropology) wrote "Chocolate and Corn Flour: History, Race, and Place in the Making of 'Black Mexico,'" which was published by the Duke University Press in August. 08
2012 August Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,412 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP-Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: an Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability-Year 3" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 08
2012 August Grant Utter Caran Feitosa Gipson Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Klebert B. Feitosa (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $186,625 from the National Science Foundation for "MRI: Acquisition of Rheometer to Expand Interdisciplinary Materials Science Research with Undergraduate Researchers" to enable interdisciplinary research involving significant undergraduate participation, collaboration within and beyond JMU's Center for Materials Science, and meaningful student learning. 08
2012 August Grant Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $5,119 from the National Science Foundation for "Regulating Accountability and Transparency in China's Dairy Industry" to focus on the ethical, economic, political and technological questions raised when animal welfare is constructed as the means to ensure safe food of animal origin for consumers. 08
2012 August Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $15,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency for "Producing Biochar on Small Farms to Enhance Soil Fertility and Provide Heat" to design and build two biochar pylosis systems on two Shenandoah farms to increase farm productivity and reduce potential nutrient pollution problems in their respective watersheds. 08
2012 August Grant Swayne Niculescu Giovanetti Klevickis Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Cynthia A. Klevickis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $169,997 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for the "Virginia Initiative for Robotics in STEM Education" to provide upper elementary, middle-school and high-school personnel of the cities of Martinsville, Hopewell, Richmond, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro and Staunton and Augusta and Page counties with a unique STEM development and instructional strategies program in using robotics to enhance SOL/STEM content. 08
2012 August Grant Saunders Luden Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Professor, Kinesiology) and Nicholas D. Luden (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $68,903 from the Dairy Research Institute for "Tolerance to Intensified Cycle Training and Subsequent Adaptations: Influence of Chocolate Milk/Dairy Protein Supplementation" to investigate the efficacy of carbohydrate and protein intake to support athletes during heavy training. 08
2012 August Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $492,552 from the U.S. Department of State for "CISR Core Services to WRA" 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. Rutherford received $10,674 from Action on Armed Violence for "Burundi Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention Programme: Phase II" to provide psychosocial support to facilitate the healing process of victims of armed violence in Burundi. 08
2012 August Grant O Donoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O Donoghue (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia for "Scottish Rite Clinic and Fellowships" to continue support for the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 08
2012 August Grant Newbold Harned Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Innovation, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Alleyn Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $226,351 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 08
2012 August Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $42,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Wind for Schools in Virginia: Best Practices Manual" to provide a manual that will present generally accepted, informally standardized methods and techniques that have been developed to accomplish the goals of Wind for Schools. 08
2012 August Grant McBride Amber N. McBride (IT Specialist, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $6,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "Sheer Good Fortune: A Tribute to Toni Morrison" to host a tribute to the poet at Virginia Tech. 08
2012 August Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Interim Director, Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $49,953 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "The Evolving Role of Visualization in Science and Education: Gordon Research Conference, Workshops and Visionary Grants to Advance Visualization Research in Science and Education" to address a research gap in the dual use of visualization tools for the advancement of science and for the improvement of education in and outside of the classroom. Kolvoord received $12,700 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to sponsor the 4th National Summit on Geospatial Technologies in K-12, a two-day conference on the use of geospatial technologies across the K-12 curriculum, coupled with a two-day workshop on geospatial technologies for Virginia middle- and high-school teachers. 08
2012 August Grant Kirkpatrick Dr. Michael S. Kirkpatrick (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $30,000 from Purdue University to study applications for physically unclonable functions in securing Smart Meters, pursuant to the United States Department of Energy Smart Grid research and development objectives. 08
2012 August Grant Hartzler-Weakley Dr. Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to establish the Spotswood/Waterman Community Learning Center, linking in- and out-of-school learning through afterschool school-based and community-based enrichment, school- and home-based tutoring, school- and community-based summer enrichment and school- and community based Family Literacy Nights. 08
2012 August Grant Harris Loudon Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Andrew H. Loudon (Graduate Student, Biology) received $6,000 from Gregory Lipps, LLC for "Microbial Defenses of Hellbenders" to investigate the function of hellbender microbial communities by determining if the compositions of bacterially produced metabolites are constant and are capable of inhibiting the amphibian chytrid fungus. 08
2012 August Grant Giovanetti Niculescu Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $89,271 from the National Science Foundation for the "MRI Consortium: Development of the Forward Photon Tagger for the CLAS12 Detector at Jefferson Lab" to develop and construct the forward tracking system, hodoscope and read-out electronics of the forward tagger. 08
2012 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received four grants from the Virginia Department of Education – $200,000 for the Skyline Community Learning Center-Year 3 to establish a Community Learning Center at Skyline Middle School, $200,000 for the Thomas Harrison Community Learning Center-Year 3 to implement new efforts targeting English (reading/writing) with the intention of removing the school from English and School Improvement status and strengthening the community learning center efforts for enduring sustainability, $200,000 for the Smithland Community Learning Center-Year 3 to establish the Smithland Community Learning Center, linking the Big Brothers Big Sisters AMP IT UP Academic Mentoring program and the Career Development Academy Adult and Family Learning Center for quality out-of-school, extended day programming and $150,000 for the Career Development Academy to offer high quality, affordable contextualized EL CIVICS services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding. 08
2012 August Grant Cobb Dr. Harriet C. Cobb (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $10,000 from the Harrisonburg City Public School Division for "JMU/HCPSD Consortium Combined-Integrated Psychology Internship" to provide funding for internship placement in classrooms and schools in Harrisonburg. 08
2012 August Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received two grants from Carmeuse Lime & Stone – $77,048 for "Middle Marsh Extended" to conduct archaeological testing and assessment of Nieswander's Fort, Wesley Merritt's 1864 cavalry encampment, and the Stickley slave quarter sites identified as part of the ongoing cultural resources investigation being conducted on the Middle Marsh Project locale in Frederick County, Va., and $11,545 for "Phase I Archaeology at Middle Marsh Run" to complete the remaining field work north of Hite Chapel Road, to complete the initial report of findings and to file the sites identified in the Middle Marsh Run, Northern Reserve and Middletown Wood project areas with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 08
2012 August Grant Bryson Dr. B.J. Bryson (Professor, Social Work) received $185,734 from the Virginia Department of Education for "WHS 21st Century Community Learning Center" to improve academic achievement and college readiness of Waynesboro High School students by focusing on environmental education that supports in-school content. 08
2012 August Grant Anderson West Dr. Robin D. Anderson (Head, Graduate Psychology; Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Richard F. West (Professor Emeritus, Graduate Psychology) received $999,376 from the John Templeton Foundation for "The Development of a Test of Rational Thinking" to develop a test to assess individual differences in rational thinking. 08
2012 August 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 – $46,389 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" and $21,904 for "Healthy Families Page County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources, and support. Akerson received two grants of $2,280 and $1,200 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." Akerson received $2,000 from the Association of American Medical Colleges for "Interprofessional Course Development: Ethical Decision-making in Healthcare: An Interprofessional Approach" to reward the recipient for participation in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative collection. 08
2012 September Publication Adajian Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion)published a chapter, "Defining Art," in "The Continuum Companion of Aesthetics" (London: 2012). 09
2012 September Presentation Lupher Dr. Tracy Lupher (Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion) Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) and Christopher Runyon (Graduate Psychology and Philosophy and Religion) presented "Ways of Teaching Logic: Traditional, Online and Blended Classes" at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers' Nineteenth International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy in Austin, Texas, in July. 09
2012 September Presentation Adajian Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion)presented a paper, "Disjunctive Definitions of Art, Clusters and Institutionalism" at the British Society of Aesthetics annual meeting at The Queen’s College, Oxford, on Sept. 23. Adajian also presented "Demarcation, Definition Art" at the Seventh Annual International Conference on Philosophy on May 28 in Athens, Greece. 09
2012 September Honor Yoon Sang Y. Yoon (Professor, Graphic Design) received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach in the Department of Visual Information Design at Kyung Hee University in South Korea for 10 months beginning in March 2013. 09
2012 September Honor Herr Dr. David Herr (Professor, Exceptional Education) has been recognized by Kappa Alpha Theta, Eta Kappa Sorority as one of the "Ten Outstanding Faculty Members" for contributions to colleges and universities where Theta chapters are present. 09
2012 September 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 Corporation for "FIRST LEGO League-Rockwell Collins Support" to help promote growth of the first LEGO League in Washington, D.C., as well as in rural areas and school divisions with Title 1 designation. Swayne received two grants of $6,990 and $4,532 from Virginia City and County Donors for "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams. 09
2012 September Grant Shaeffer Sternberger Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $174,852 from the U.S. Department of State for "International Leaders in Education Program" to create a community of learners among the International Leaders in Education Program Fellows and to connect and amplify the diverse International Leaders in Education Program experiences while providing basic instruction in fundamental principles and techniques of lesson planning, classroom management, student-centered learning, assessment, differentiated instruction, adult learning, facilitation and leadership. 09
2012 September Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,361 from NASA Goddard for "Continuing Studies of the Intergalactic Background Light" to continue studying intergalactic background light, concentrating on high redshifts and the UV-optical energy range. 09
2012 September Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, Professor, Political Science) received $59,000 from the U.S. Department of State for "Center for International Stabilization and Recovery Activities to Further PM/WRA Goals and Objectives" to provide a training opportunity and additional staffing support for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs/Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement through the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Humanitarian Mine Action Fellowship. 09
2012 September Grant Reisner Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $19, 711 from Earlham College for "IONiC: Transforming Education Through Collaborative Development of Materials at the Frontiers of Inorganic Chemistry" to develop, share, implement and refine educational materials and teaching strategies for inorganic chemistry. 09
2012 September Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute of Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $38,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for the "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2012-2013" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 09
2012 September Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $28,000 from the Merck Foundation for "Empowerment3 — Empowering Individuals with Disabilities, Empowering Professionals, Empowering Communities" to provide mentorship programming and instructional skills for underserved children. 09
2012 September Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC)and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $316,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "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. 09
2012 September Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Interim Director, Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $49,953 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "The Evolving Role of Visualization in Science and Education: Gordon Research Conference, Workshops and Visionary Grants to Advance Visualization Research in Science and Education" to address a research gap in the dual use of visualization tools for the advancement of science and for the improvement of education in and outside of the classroom. 09
2012 September Grant Ivey Dr. Melinda G. Ivey (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $16,878 from the Virginia Department of Education for "English Capstone Collaborative Pilot Program" to provide high-quality professional development for high-school English teachers. 09
2012 September Grant Hartzler-Weakley Dr. Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Health and Human Services) received $76,054 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Education Consultant-Fiscal Year 2013" to provide educational assessments to children birth to age 21 with special education needs in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Virginia Board of Education. Hartzler-Weakley also received two grants for Gus Bus Site Visits, $4,900 from Page County Public Schools and $940 from Harrisonburg City Schools to provide weekly support in the surrounding area to encourage early learning and literacy. 09
2012 September Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $46,253 from the National Science Foundation for "REU Site: Integrating Hearing and Deaf Students in Chemical Research" to provide undergraduate chemistry research students with the opportunity to develop improved communication tools and methods in science, as well as enhance day-to-day communication between hearing and deaf students. 09
2012 September Grant Daniel Jakobsen Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Krisztina V.Jakobsen (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $4,250 from the International Mind, Brain & Education Society for "Pedagogical Innovations Project" to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of a journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 09
2012 September Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received $4,206 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for "Camp Misery Project Final Phase" to analyze and interpret recovered artifacts and complete the documentation of the recovered assemblage from the site of Camp Misery in Stafford County, Va. 09
2012 September Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $270,448 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Middle Matters: A Collaborative Partnership Between James Madison University and Hopewell City Public Schools Fiscal Year 2" to provide accelerated, alternative teacher preparation and traditional professional development to increase the number of highly qualified and effective middle grade science and mathematics teachers in Hopewell City Public Schools. 09
2012 September Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants — $9,210 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services and $800 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. 09
2012 October Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, Fiscal Year 3" to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 10
2012 October Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education, $1,238,171 to continue to assess needs and services provided to consumers in Region 5 following each consultation and training event provided by the Training/Technical Assistance Center’s staff and $247,135 to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents’ region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2012 October Service Stewart

Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Psychology) was elected foundation chair by the Association for Play Therapy during its Oct. 9-14 conference in Cleveland. Stewart will direct efforts by the APT Foundation board to generate charitable, tax-exempt contributions to promote play therapy public awareness and evidentiary research programs.

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2012 October Publication Stringham

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) co-authored, "A multi-phase examination of 'Advanced Measures of Music Audiation' at three American music schools," which was published in The GIML Audea, a quarterly publication sponsored by the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (volume 16, issue 2, pp. 9-17).

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2012 October Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations Instructor of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $8,000 from Virginia city and county donors for "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2012 October Grant Stoops

E. David Stoops (Educational Technology Consultant, Center for Instructional Technology) received $2,500 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for "Virginia Department of Historic Resources Web Work" to support a JMU student who will be assisting the Department of Historic Resources with enhancements to its website.

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2012 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 three volumes of the Journal of Geoscience Education.

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2012 October Grant Simmons

William L. Simmons (Sergeant, Public Safety/Police) received $500 from Wal-mart for "First Aid Kits for the JMU Police Department" to purchase more kits and replenish the supplies most frequently used by officers.

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2012 October Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $15,000 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for "Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining Accident Surveillance System" to provide a comprehensive picture of the operation of the mine victim information systems in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Colombia.

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2012 October Grant Rout

Dr. Ayasakanta Rout (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $12,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind to assign a JMU graduate student from the audiology program to the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind as an aural (re)habilitation graduate assistant by the JMU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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2012 October Grant Race Hubbell

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2012-2013" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.

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2012 October Grant Miles

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $42,000 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support the offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts analysis for the southeast.

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2012 October Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $1,250 from the City of Lexington to support the Small Business Development Center.

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2012 October Grant Kolvoord

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

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2012 October Grant Henderson Hickey

Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Linda R. Hickey (Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $26,873 from the Virginia Department of Education for "2012 Summer Mathematics Institute" to provide summer mathematics institutes for special education teachers K-8 and Algebra 1.

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2012 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Health and Human Services) received $458,032 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families for "JMUPREP 2012" to emphasize both abstinence and contraception and address the adulthood subjects of healthy relationships, parent-child communication, educational and career success, healthy life skills and adolescent development in order to significantly reduce the number of teen pregnancies in Harrisonburg and Rockingham and Page counties.

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2012 October Grant Harned Newbold

Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities)and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research)received $63,892 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for EV & EVSE" to advance the Richmond region as an attractive and sustainable market for electric vehicle technology.

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2012 October Grant Fleming

Carol A. Fleming (Director, Outreach and Engagement) received $47,539 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for "Return to Madison" to identify students that have previously enrolled at JMU and reach out and help them create a pathway back to degree completion and career goal attainment.

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2012 October Grant Brewster

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

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2012 October Grant Akerson Hubbell

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $8,250 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County-Quality Childcare Initiative-Fiscal Year 2013" to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support.

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2012 November Service Chandler

Dr. Beth E. Chandler (Associate Professor, Music) recently began a two-year term as president of the National Flute Association.

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2012 November Publication Whitmeyer

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) edited the book "Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research," which was published by the Geological Society of America.

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2012 November Publication Stringham Ackerman

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) and Paul R. Ackerman (Adjunct Instructor, Music) wrote "Another New Horizon? Music technology for senior adults," which was published in International Journal of Community Music, 5 (3).

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2012 November Publication Paugh

Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) wrote "Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village," a book which was published by Berghahn Books in November. Paugh also wrote "Speculating about Work: Dinnertime Narratives among Dual-earner American Families," which was published in Text & Talk (volume 32, issue 5, pp. 615-636).

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2012 November Presentation Paugh

Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "From Soft to Hard: Becoming 'Good for Oneself' in Dominica, West Indies" at the 2012 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November.

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2012 November Honor Tollefson-Hall

Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall (Assistant Professor, Art, Design and Art History) won the top awards for art education at the Virginia Art Education Association Conference in Norfolk in November.

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2012 November Honor Harris

Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) was named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the fourth JMU faculty member to receive the honor and will be recognized on Feb. 16 in Boston during the AAAS annual meeting. Harris was nominated for his research on ways to protect amphibians from a deadly fungus that has been blamed for wiping out large populations of amphibians around the world. Read more at http://www.jmu.edu/news/2012/12/03-harris-named-aaas-fellow.shtml.

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2012 November Grant Seifert McKown

Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr.Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $60,085 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for "Levels of the Novel Glycoprotein Lacritin in Human Tears after Laser Refractive Surgery-Year 2."

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2012 November Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, Professor, Political Science) received $22,296 from the Organization of American States for "Colombia Mine Action Assessment" to review and evaluate progress of the Colombia Mine Action Program relevant to the 2009 Plan of Action.

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2012 November Grant Race

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $44,565 from the Virginia Department of Health for "VDH Response to Domestic Violence Training" to provide coordination of training and shelter-based health services.

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2012 November Grant Newbold

Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Public Service) received $1,162,776 from I2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software License.

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2012 November Grant Lamb

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, Center for Public Broadcasting, WMRA-Valley Voice) received $186,161 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for "Fiscal Year 2013 Radio Reading Service Grant-CPB" to provide a community service grant for public radio.

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2012 November Grant Heydari Tjaden Wang

Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Xunhua S. Wang (Professor, Computer Science) received $141,292 from the Department of Defense for "Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program-Fiscal Year 2013" to provide support for undergraduate students and a graduate student for the Information Security Programs at JMU.

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2012 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley

KimberleeHartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic-Fiscal Year 2013" to provide specialized medical, psychological, psychosocial, educational and speech/language/audiology services to children and young adults under the age of 21 and $177,348 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Migrant Education 2012-2013" to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students.

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2012 November Grant Hartzler-Weakley Lepley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Susannah M. Lepley (Program Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $10,000 from the Harrisonburg Police to conduct the Law Enforcement Interpreter Training in partnership with department.

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2012 November Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities) received $60,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Omnibus VI: Outreach & Engagement" to collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production and to support JMU Virginia Clean Cities' work.

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2012 November 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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2012 November Grant Brent

Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $38,725 from DuPont for "Support of South River Science Team Remedial Options Program" to test remediation strategies for mercury contamination of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River.

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2012 November Exhibition Maune

Dietrich Maune (Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited new paintings at the Arts Council of the Valley in the Darrin-McHone Gallery in Harrisonburg in November.

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2012 December Publication Cavalcanti Dr. H.B. Cavalcanti  (Professor, Sociology) wrote "Almost Home: A Brazilian American’s Reflections on Faith, Culture and Immigration," which was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in December 2012. 12
2012 December Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $41,912 from the Virginia Department of Health for "WiseWoman Wellness Coordinator" to oversee the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention efforts through the HDSP and WiseWoman Programs to promote evidence-based health and wellness programming to reduce risk for heart disease and stroke primarily in worksite, health system and school settings. 12
2012 December Service Virani

Shanil Virani (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy; Director, John C. Wells Planetarium) has been selected to be a 2013 solar system ambassador by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech. Solar system ambassadors are volunteers who communicate the excitement of JPL’s space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

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2012 December Service Finney

Dr. Sara J. Finney (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) has been appointed to a three-year term on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test. The TAC’s primary responsibilities are to shape the research agenda for the GRE program, to provide technical and psychometric support and to ensure the technical quality of both the final GRE research reports and of new GRE research proposals before they are released. In addition to reviewing research materials throughout the year, the TAC meets twice a year at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J.

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2012 December Publication Thompson

Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences) co-authored "Hospital Compliance with a State Unfunded Mandate: The Case of California’s Earthquake Safety Law," which was published in Hospital Topics, 90(4): 91-97. Thompson also co-authored "The Impact of HCA's 2006 Leveraged Buyout on Hospital Performance," which was published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, 57(5): 342-357.

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2012 December Publication Stringham Ackerman

Dr. David A. Stringham (Assistant Professor, Music) and Paul R. Ackerman (Adjunct Instructor, Music) wrote "Another New Horizon? Music technology for senior adults," which was published in the International Journal of Community Music, 5 (3).

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2012 December Publication Hurney

Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Executive Director, Center for Faculty Innovation; Associate Professor, Biology) wrote "Learner-Centered Teaching in Nonmajors Introductory Biology: The Impact of Giving Students Choices," which was published in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 13 (2) in December 2012.

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2012 December Honor Radziwill

Dr. Nicole Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was named a fellow by the American Society for Quality. Radziwill received the honor for outstanding and innovative cross-disciplinary contributions to teaching and research in quality, for promoting social responsibility through quality and process improvement as a form of community service, and for continuing service to the quality profession through ASQ sections, divisions and interest groups.

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2012 December Honor Cash

Dr. Jean W. Cash (Professor Emerita, English) won the C. Hugh Holman Award for "Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life." The award is given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.

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2012 December 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" to use high-resolution structural techniques to explore the molecular and biophysical basis of the obscurin-titin interactions.

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2012 December Grant Stockwell

Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome.

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2012 December Grant Swayne

Nick D. Swayne (Interim Director, Education Support Center; Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education; Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $5,000 from Industrial Medium Inc. for "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.

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2012 December Grant Sternberger Muhonja Pettit Coffman Fazzion

Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Swahili), Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Military Science), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Professor, Italian) received $343,725 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project GO" to recruit ROTC students to learn Swahili and cultures of East Africa.

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2012 December 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 radioactive polaritons in thin oxide films" to broaden the understanding of the interaction between polarized electromagnetic infrared radiation and thin films of dielectric materials.

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2012 December Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $2,500 from Rockbridge County for "Central Region Small Business Development Center-Fiscal Year 2013" to support the Small Business Development Center.

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2012 December Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $694 from the Office on Children and Youth for "Teen Pregnancy Prevention."

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2012 December Grant Dudding

Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $225,479 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Statewide Collaborative Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology-Year 7" to provide an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master’s program in communication sciences and disorders.

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2012 December Grant Davis

Dr. Michael Davis (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $48,000 from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation to conduct and assess the impact of public debate courses on undergraduate students, specifically exploring engaged citizenry and digital literacy.

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2012 December Grant Constantin

Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masers: How to find enough of the to understand our universe?" to identify the physical conditions that show the strongest links to maser activity, and thus to provide efficient criteria for mega-maser hunting.

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2012 December Grant Banu

Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Studying the alpha, p)-process in X-ray bursts using rare isotope ion beams" to study the experimentally unknown cross section of the 22MG(alpha,p)25AI reaction at astrophysical relevant energies by measuring the time-inverse reaction 25Al(p,alpha)22Mg in inverse kinematics.

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2012 July Grant Whitmeyer "Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $9,846 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support geologic mapping and stratigraphic analyses of the eastern half of the Rileyville 7.5' Quadrangle, Virginia." 07
2012 July Grant Race "Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $41,912 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Wise Woman Every Woman's Life Program to oversee the provision of services and delivery of the program to provider sites." 07
2012 July Grant Newbold "Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Innovation) received $211,700 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Newbold received $49,347 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the salary for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council coordinator/director, an assistant and operational expenses." 07
2012 July Grant Nash "Dr. Carole L. Nash (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $29,000 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for Shenandoah National Park by reviewing proposed project work that could impact archaeological resources and inspecting the proposed project area in the field, when required, to assess the impact of the proposal." 07
2012 July Grant Lamb "Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $26,232 from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading service for the print handicapped." 07
2012 July Grant Kyger "Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $89,248 from the U.S. Department of Education for "RISE: Restructuring K-12 Special Education Program to Build Resilient, Informed Special Educators" to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high-incidence disabilities in K-12 classrooms." 07
2012 July Grant Hubbell "Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $113,010 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. Hubbell received $6,313 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community." 07
2012 July Grant Haynes "Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $20,915 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support bedrock mapping in the west half of the Monterey SE 7.5' Quadrangle in Virginia." 07
2012 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley "Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $25,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. Hartzler-Weakley received $9,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for the Gus Bus: On the Road Reading Road Show to combine the strengths of the Healthy Families of Page County program with the Reading Road Show's Gus Bus program to help at-risk new parents and young families. Hartzler-Weakley received $1,975 from the Office on Children and Youth for teen pregnancy prevention." 07
2012 July Grant Gabbin "Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $6,900 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts to sponsor "Sheer Good Fortune: A Tribute to Toni Morrison."" 07
2012 July Grant Foreman "Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean, Human Resources and Administration, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting) received $315,481 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of JMU." 07
2012 July Grant Feitosa "Dr. Klebert B. Feitosa (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $35,000 from Research Corp. for "Transient Glassy Dynamics of Dense Emulsions at the Particle Level" to conduct the transient fluidization required of a simple yield stress fluid at the particle level by closely probing the onset of flow of a dense non-adhesive emulsion confined to flow in a narrow channel." 07
2012 July Grant Edwards "Dr. Elizabeth S. Edwards (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $2,000 from the LPGA Foundation to support the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at JMU." 07
2012 July Grant Butner "Dr. Harold M. Butner (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $5,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Herschel Observations of Solara-Type Stars with Planets, Planetesimals and Dust" to perform basic research related to analysis of the Herschel data and planetary observations." 07
2012 July Grant Brakke "Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $71,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "Climate Change Resilience Analysis of Brook Trout Habitat for the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture, Phase 2" to develop a catchment level assessment and climate change resiliency ranking for brook trout populations throughout their current range from Georgia to Maine." 07
2012 July Grant Akerson "Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,500 from the Shenandoah Community Foundation for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to maintain ongoing home visiting services, transportation, support and advocacy for new families." 07
2012 July Grant Akerson Hubbell "Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,517 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support." 07
2012 May Publication Normand Moreau Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) and Michelle A. Moreau (Lecturer, Communication Studies) contributed a chapter, "Technology Tutoring: Communication Centers Take the Lead," to "Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education," which was published by Lexington Books, 2012. 05
2012 May Publication Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Crisis on campus: Self-inflicted wounds will slow Penn State's recovery from scandal," which was published in the Winter 2011 issue of The Public Relations Strategist. 05
2012 May Presentation Turner Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "Animation: Numinosity in Motion," at the convention of the Popular Culture Association held in Boston in April. Turner also served a chair of a film panel at the convention. 05
2012 May Presentation Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "User Centered Mobile Web Design" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Presentation Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Writing Effective Short Film Scripts" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. Reynolds also moderated a panel discussion on "The Undergraduate Short Narrative Film: What to Teach, What to Expect" at the convention. 05
2012 May Presentation Normand Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Narratives, Personas and Teaching User-Centered Design" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Presentation Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented to the Virginia Forum a paper, "Showdown on Mr. Jefferson's Lawn: Contesting Jim Crow during the University of Virginia's Protodesegregation." 05
2012 May Presentation Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) gave a presentation on the School of Media Arts and Design's HD TV studio at a panel discussion "Tipping Technology in Your Favor: Strategies for Designing and Implementing Research and Teaching Laboratories" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Presentation Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "Beyond the surface of the child abuse scandal at Penn State: Institutional governance, individual courage and values all were found wanting in the university's time of need," at the 8th Faith & Communication Conference held at Campbell University, March 23-24. 05
2012 May Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "What Is User Centered Design, And Why Do We Care?" as part of a panel discussion, "Why and How to Teach User Centered Design," that he organized and moderated at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. Greene also presented "Staying One Step Ahead: Learning to Direct a Short Movie" as a member of the panel discussion "The Undergraduate Short Narrative Film: What to Teach." 05
2012 May Honor Wright Shaun Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the 2012 Broadcast Education Association Faculty Video Competition for the promotional video "Virginia Organizing," which profiles the Virginia nonprofit organization. Wright was the director and producer of the video. He also served as the director and executive producer of the documentary feature film "Higher Power," which was an official selection of the 2012 Thin Line Documentary Film Festival in Denton, Texas. The documentary explores the issue of electrical pollution in North America. 05
2012 May Honor Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) received an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA for "Purdue Theatre Season Campaign 10/11."Shen was also a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards Innovation in Interactive Media in Education, Adobe Systems, for "2D Animation Basics." 05
2012 May Honor Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence for a short film script, "Our Lady of Holyoke," at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2012 May Honor Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) earned an Archie K. Davis Fellowship from the North Caroliniana Society for his research on the U.S. government's crackdown on newspaper freedom during World War I and the ensuing Red Scare. 05
2012 May Honor Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) earned an Award of Excellence in the Mixed Video category of the Faculty Video Competition in April's Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The award recognized the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts videos that he created with four students in fall 2010. 05
2012 May Honor Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won three Telly awards for his half-hour documentary, "Why Me? Tom Moran's Long Walk." 05
2012 May Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,818 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support geologic mapping and stratigraphic analyses of the eastern half of the Rileyville 7.5' Quadrangle, Virginia. 05
2012 May Grant Sternberger Fazzion Coffman Pettit Muhonja Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Office of International Programs), Dr. Guiliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Military Science) and Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $121,063 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project Go" to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students and to build the Swahili language program at JMU. 05
2012 May Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $499,985 from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Iraq Finance Education Training Program 2012-2014 to strengthen the quality of finance and business education in Iraq through the implementation of a Finance Education Training and Exchange Program. Rutherford received $291,830 from the U.S. Department of State for the PM/WRA Senior Managers' Course to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions. 05
2012 May Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health - $140,500 for the Home Visiting Consortium to maintain the consortium's website, to continue to operate its web-based training registration system and to continue to provide periodic reports on the home visiting registration and $20,000 for the Shaken Baby Syndrome Home Visiting Module to develop web training. Race received $133,970 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 05
2012 May Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $400,250 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 05
2012 May Grant Pyle Courtier Tongen Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $149,577 from the National Science Foundation for the Mathematics and Earth Science Teachers Resource Organization to transform mathematics and Earth science instruction in middle- and high-schools by developing an integrated mathematics and Earth systems science approach to instruction. 05
2012 May Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received a supplemental grant of $5,700 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for "Development of a High Range Electric Motorcycle" to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 05
2012 May Grant Klevickis Dr. Cynthia A. Klevickis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $35,090 from the Virginia Department of Education through Longwood University for "Virginia STEM Collaborative Nurturing Network to Enhance Content-focused Teaching" to conduct summer workshops and support teachers with curriculum implementation of the integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics and engineering design activities into their mathematics and science classrooms that are aligned with the Standards of Learning. 05
2012 May Grant Kancler Dr. Erika N. Kancler (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $5,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to offer a summer camp pilot, Careers in Health and Medicine Program, to address childhood obesity and racial and ethnic equity by increasing diversity of the health professional workforce through career development. 05
2012 May Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants of $4,730 and $1,400 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide educational and health administrative services. 05
2012 May Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $69,012 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, for "A Multi-State Analysis of the Impact of HIV Exposure Laws" to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons at high risk for the infection for data collection sessions. 05
2012 May Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine the competitive hierarchy of the American chestnut, Northern red oak and tulip poplar and if the response of chestnut hybrids to environmental factors differ significantly from the response of pure chestnuts. 05
2012 May Grant Garren Dr. Steven T. Garren (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,527 from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to perform priority statistical analysis issues as a survey statistician at the commission. 05
2012 May Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $109,442 from the National Science Foundation for "REU Site: Integrating Hearing and Deaf Students in Chemical Research" to provide undergraduate chemistry research students with the opportunity to develop improved communication tools and methods in science, as well as enhance day-to-day communication between hearing and deaf students. 05
2012 May Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Spatial Transformations in the Hind Limb Withdrawal Response" to understand the principles by which sensory information is used to program movements. 05
2012 May Grant Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administrative tasks for the society. 05
2012 May Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $62,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films. 05
2012 May Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $900 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Ace for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 05
2012 May Exhibition Katzman Dr. Laura Katzman (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) is the curator of "Picturing Puerto Rico Under the American Flag: The Photographs of Louise Rosskam 1937-1948," an exhibition on display until July 21 at the Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery. 05
2012 May Exhibition Hokanson Shelly L. Hokanson (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a photographic piece in the March 2012 national juried art exhibition "Botanic/Organic" at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Ill. 05
2012 April Presentation Seifert Dr. Kyle Seifert (Associate Professor, Biology) has been invited to give a keynote presentation and to lead a workshop at the Quantitative Skills in Science Symposium Dec. 10-11 in Sydney, Australia. Seifert will discuss how JMU uses quantitative skills assessment data to enhance quantitative skills of students in the science curriculum. He will also discuss strategies for engaging academics in curricular improvements regarding quantitative skills. 04
2012 April Honor Adesanya Dr. Aderonke A. Adesanya (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received the 2012 Distinguished Africanist Research Excellence Award at the Africa Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin. The award honors exceptional academic work and research as well as leadership in the field of research. Adesanya's most recent book, "Carving Wood, Making History: The Fakeye Family, Modernity and Yoruba Woodcarving," was published in November 2011. She is the co-editor of "Migrations and Creative Expressions in Africa and the African Diasporas" and co-author of "Etches of Fresh Waters," a collection of poems. Adesanya is also an accomplished visual artist and cartoonist. To see an interview with Adesanya, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11929.shtml. 04
2012 April Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $87,127 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 04
2012 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $45,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Study of Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons as well as the study of photonuclear reactions at low energy. 04
2012 April Grant Tongen Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,500 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 04
2012 April Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $35,500 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to provide a student internship for educational experience through involvement in professional activities in the area of applied behavior analysis within the school districts associated with the SVRP. 04
2012 April Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received a $1,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate investigations of ocean core data of paleoclimates into course curricula of minority-serving institutions. 04
2012 April Grant Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $4,000 from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology for "Interteaching: An Analysis of Long-Term Retention." 04
2012 April Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $16,418 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to improve the maintainability and availability of the Information Management System for Mine Action documentation by hosting it in a Wiki format on the Internet. 04
2012 April Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2011-2012" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 04
2012 April Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $79,975 from the National Science Foundation for "CAREER: Characterizing, Understanding and Integrating Complex Problem Solving in Engineering Education - Supplement" to understand what students learn during undergraduate research and industry experiences and how they use and transfer complex problem-solving skills in new settings. 04
2012 April Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $46,695 from the Environmental Protection Agency for "Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Low Cost Energy Management and 'Green' Programming in University Residence Halls." 04
2012 April Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $115,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Probing Subatomic Physics Via Lepton Interactions" to explore the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities. 04
2012 April Grant Mott Dr. Joanna B. Mott (Head and Professor, Biology) received $52,955 from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to determine whether assays for genes associated with virulence in Vibrio vulnificus can be used to improve the distinction between clinical and environmental strains from the Gulf of Mexico and South Carolina. 04
2012 April Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director, Training and Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Center) received $20,000 from the Virginia Department of Education 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. 04
2012 April Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $463,318 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region SBDC. 04
2012 April Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,500 from the Office on Children and Youth for "Teen Pregnancy Prevention." 04
2012 April Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $94,000 from Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics curriculum. 04
2012 April Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Career Development Academy: Supplement" to offer English Literacy Civics services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding. 04
2012 April Grant Dean Arthur T. Dean (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $25,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professors in Residence Program to the middle-school level. 04
2012 April Grant Daniel Jakobsen Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Krisztina V. Jakobsen (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $2,500 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society to contribute to the funding and growth of the IMBES and the creation of a journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 04
2012 March Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) and C. Lee of West Virginia University wrote "Managing service quality in international sport," which was published in International Sport Management. 03
2012 March Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management), G. Bravo of West Virginia University and D. Won of Yonsei University wrote "The psychological contract in sport," which was published in Handbook of Sport Management, 193-213. 03
2012 March Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management), T.C. Greenwell of the University of Louisville, G. Bravo of West Virginia University and D. Won of Yonsei University in Korea wrote "Site selection, satisfaction and intent to return: Perceptions of right holders of small-scale sporting events," which was published in the Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 13 (1). 03
2012 March Publication Kaylor Dr. Brian T. Kaylor (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) wrote a report, "Cartoonish Claims: Editorial Cartoon Depictions of Religion," which was published in the March 2012 issue of National Journal, Mass Communication and Society. 03
2012 March Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Daniel T. Willingham of the University of Virginia wrote a commentary, "Electronic Textbooks: Why the Rush?" which was published in Science Magazine, March 30, 2012. 03
2012 March Honor Wilson Ryals Gray Kristie Wilson (Graduate Student, Audiology) is one of four recipients of the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research, which were announced at the American Academy of Audiology Convention in Boston. Her poster on "The Effects of Gentamicin Ototoxicity on Auditory Brainstem Response Thresholds in Bobwhite Quail" was one of 1,200 posters in the competition. Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders), Wilson's dissertation advisor, and Dr. Lincoln Gray (Professor, Communications Sciences and Disorders) are co-authors of the study. 03
2012 March Honor Kaylor Dr. Brian T. Kaylor (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received the Religion Communicators Council’s Wilbur Award for best nonfiction book for "Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics." 03
2012 March Honor Barron Bernstein Daniel Duvall Guerrier Huffman Hyser Jaynes Lewis Warne Wood Dr. Kenn Barron (Professor, Psychology), Dr. David Bernstein (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. David Daniel (Professor, Psychology), Kimberly Duvall (Lecturer, Psychology), Dr. Steven Guerrier (Professor, History), Larry Huffman (Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Raymond Hyser (Professor, History), Dr. David Jaynes (Associate Professor, Biology), Dr. Scott Lewis (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Paul Warne (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. William Wood (Professor, Economics) are profiled in "The Best 300 Professors," a guidebook to America's top undergraduate professors published by The Princeton Review. The education services company developed the project in partnership with RateMyProfessors.com and selected the professors in the book based on qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected by both organizations. 03
2012 March Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $1,625 from Pye Investigations for "Technology Assistance with Map Visualizations" to prepare regional relief maps and imagery for portions of Virginia and West Virginia. 03
2012 March Grant Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $147,345 from the National Science Foundation for "Regulating Accountability and Transparency in China’s Dairy Industry" to determine how industry actors, regulatory agencies, transnational organizations and food safety advocates negotiate, model and produce transparency, and to conduct an analysis of the movement of food safety regulations and best practices, motivated by increasingly global scandals and pressure to prevent future incidents, through diverse global regularly processes and technoscientific systems. 03
2012 March Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,667 from the National Institutes of Health through Rutgers University for "Efficacy Intervention to Promote Research Careers" to evaluate a theory-based intervention delivered to mentors and their proteges, to increase protege perceived ability to perform various tasks and activities in the research domain. 03
2012 March Grant Rutherford Kraenzle Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,190 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for "GIS Manual" to produce a basic Geographic Information Systems handbook that will allow mine action practitioners in the field to learn theory and how to practically apply GIS techniques. 03
2012 March Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $1,500 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for "Development of a High Range Electric Motorcycle" to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 03
2012 March Grant Pappas Benton Frazier Hulleman Nagel Dr. Eric C. Pappas (Associate Professor, Engineering and Integrated Science and Technology), Dr.Morgan C. Benton (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr.Chapman H. Frazier (Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education), Dr. Chris S. Hulleman (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $431,202 from the National Science Foundation for "A Contextual Approach to Researching and Teaching Sustainability" to study and assess ways in which sustainability instruction in five contexts can be integrated into existing materials in engineering, science, social science, education and the humanities. 03
2012 March Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $375,216 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 03
2012 March Grant MacDonald Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $15,537 from the National Science Foundation through University of Richmond for "RUI: An experimental and computational approach to understanding steroid regulation of ionotropic glutamate receptors" to investigate PS binding to both the GluR2 and NR2B S1S2 domains. 03
2012 March Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received a $26,232 from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired for WMRA-Valley Voice Radio Reading Services 2012 to provide reading services to residents of Virginia whose vision impairment, blindness or disability prevents them from reading independently. 03
2012 March Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Rockingham County for the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center-Fiscal Year 2012. 03
2012 March Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,450 from various public schools for the K-12 GIS Software License Consortium to facilitate the distribution of the ArcGIS software package to Virginia teachers. 03
2012 March Grant Kaufman Brodrick Hartman Abram T. Kaufman (Stormwater Coordinator, Facilities Management), Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman (Executive Director, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,993 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the "Sibert Creek Stream Restoration Project, CISAT Hillside Stream Restoration Project" to support several storm water management activities on the JMU campus. 03
2012 March Grant Henderson Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two awards of $6,582 and $527 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Assess, Track and Treat Speech and Language Pathologists Training Workshop to provide event planning and management. 03
2012 March Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education, $136,023 for Migrant Education-2012 and $15,012 for Literacy Education and Reading Network-2-Succeed to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. Hartzler-Weakley also received $13,200 from the Virginia Department of Health for "VDH Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence Training: Project Connect" to support the implementation of Project Connect in Virginia to improve health response to domestic and sexual violence. 03
2012 February Publication Davis Dr. Christian S. Davis (Assistant Professor, History) wrote "Colonialism, Antisemitism and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany," a book published by the University of Michigan Press. 02
2012 February Honor Tongen Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and perform research on dengue virus at the University of Colima in Mexico during the 2011-12 academic year. 02
2012 February Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $36,231 from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology for "Technology Assistance with Implementation and Operation of Transportable Array Element of USArray and EarthScope: VA-1" to provide technical assistance for the implementation and development of the Transportable Array by completing siting reconnaissance and permit inquiries. 02
2012 February Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne(Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $42,146 from Virginia city and county donors for the "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams. 02
2012 February Grant Seifert McKown Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $58,525 from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command to study the levels of the novel glycoprotein lacritin in human tears after laser refractive surgery. 02
2012 February Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $17,000 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for "GICHD Accident Surveillance System" to conduct a detailed analysis of the ERW/mine victim information systems of four countries to provide a comprehensive picture data type, structure, collection and management and to inform the ERW/mine action operations and survivor assistance programs. 02
2012 February Grant Nash Maslen Wilson Dr. Carole L. Nash (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,929 from Trout Unlimited for "Architectural and Archaeological Investigations Associated with Proposed Partial Dam Removal and Stream Restoration, Mossy Creek." 02
2012 February Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $127,287 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Beta-amylases and transitory starch metabolism in Arabidopsis leaves." 02
2012 February Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $22,587 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for "Radio Community Service Grant-Corporation for Public Broadcasting-Calendar Year 2012." 02
2012 February Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Interim Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital Healthcare for "GIS Analysis of Health Indicators in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County" to provide GIS support and analysis for the RMH Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant, which will focus on reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Rockingham County among 15-24 year-olds. 02
2012 February Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $400,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to conduct a statewide early childhood needs assessment and fiscal mapping project. 02
2012 February Grant Halpern Dr. Linda C. Halpern (Dean, University Studies; Professor, Art, Design and Art History) received $40,000 from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for "Blue Ridge Community College-JMU Quality Collaboratives Project" to increase the number and explore more fully the success of BRCC students who transfer into two educational areas of need at JMU: teacher education/interdisciplinary liberal studies and selected science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors. 02
2012 February Grant Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) received $320,135 from the National Institutes of Health for "Eph-eprhin Signaling in Mapping Auditory Midbrain Circuitry" to determine how Eph receptors and ephrins guide patterned auditory circuit formation, to test their functional importance and to apply mechanisms learned to fields of plasticity, recovery and regeneration. 02
2012 February Grant Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $29,200 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Landslide Hazard Mapping of Page County, Virginia." 02
2012 February Grant Clinard Dr. Christopher G. Clinard (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $20,000 from the National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation for "Effects of Aging on Dynamic Frequency Representation" to understand how aging affects the perception and neural representation of frequency. 02
2012 January Publication Robinson Dr. G. Dedrick Robinson (Professor Emeritus, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote "Global Warming: Alarmists, Skeptics and Deniers," a book published by Moonshine Cove Publishing LLC. 01
2012 January Publication Katzman Dr. Laura Katzman (Associate Professor, Art, Design and Art History) is the principal author of "Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam," published by Penn State University Press. The book accompanied an exhibition that she co-curated for the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 3-Dec. 14, 2011). It showcased Rosskam's socially conscious photographs produced in the New Deal and World War II eras for the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments, commercial magazines and the Standard Oil Company. Katzman organized over a dozen public programs for the exhibition, which enabled her to use the project as a laboratory for her fall 2011 museum studies course, incorporating her students into many aspects of the enterprise. The book and exhibition received critical acclaim in the national and international press, having been featured in Washington Post articles and in a BBC television segment that aired on PBS. For examples of the press coverage, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/photographer-louise-rosskams-images-recall-washington-of-early-1940s/2011/10/18/gIQAPg2HvL_story.html and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15866752. 01
2012 January Publication Gallagher Dr. Scott R. Gallagher (Head, Department of Management; Professor, International Business and Management) wrote "The battle of the blue laser DVDs: The significance of corporate strategy in standards battles," which was published in Technovation, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 90-98. 01
2012 January Publication Adesanya Dr. Aderonke A. Adesanya (Assistant Professor, Art, Design and Art History) wrote "Carving Wood, Making History," a book about Yoruba woodcarving by the Fakeye family, published by Africa World Press. 01
2012 January Presentation Adajian Lupher Runyon Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion), Dr.Tracy A. Lupher (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) and Christopher Runyon (Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences) presented "Teaching Logic Online" at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers annual meeting, held during the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29. 01
2012 January Presentation Adajian Dr. Thomas Adajian (Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion) presented a paper, "The Good, Social Kinds, and Homeostatic Property Clusters," at the Sixth International Conference on Applied Ethics at the Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Oct. 28-30. 01
2012 January Honor Stewart Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Graduate Psychology) is one of 12 college and university faculty from throughout the commonwealth presented a 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. In receiving the prestigious award, Stewart is recognized for excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration and public service. A formal ceremony for presentation of the awards is scheduled for Feb. 16 in Richmond. Each winner receives an engraved award and a $5,000 check underwritten by the Dominion Foundation. To read more about Stewart, see http://www.jmu.edu/jmuweb/general/news/general11878.shtml. 01
2012 January Honor Finney Dr. Sarah J. Finney (Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) has been selected to receive the 2012 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Mentor Award for her work with master"s and doctoral students at JMU. 01
2012 January Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Ontogeny of locomotion in leaping primates" to examine postcranial growth, leaping dynamics and locomotor behavior through the life cycle of sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi). 01
2012 January Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Ontogeny of locomotion in leaping primates" to examine postcranial growth, leaping dynamics and locomotor behavior through the life cycle of sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi). 01
2012 January Grant Wright Dr. Nathan T. Wright (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structural Characterization of protein domains important for Obscurin-Titin interactions in muscle cells" to use high-resolution structural techniques to explore the molecular and biophysical basis of the obscurin-titin interactions. 01
2012 January Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $47,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2012 Health and Physical Activity Institute. 01
2012 January Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome. 01
2012 January Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis" to complete and publish the FegA NTD structure/function analysis and sequence and annotate the wild type B. japonicum strain 61A152 genome. 01
2012 January Grant Scarel Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 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" to broaden the understanding of the interaction between polarized electromagnetic infrared radiation and thin films of dielectric materials. 01
2012 January Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $21,424 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Wise Woman/Every Woman"s Life Program" to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMAN/Every Woman"s Life project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services. 01
2012 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $29,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments to develop and deliver courses via distance education, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the consortium. 01
2012 January Grant Maslen Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $565 from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. for "HDT: Hot-Weather Testing Project, Analysis and Report" to analyze data from HDT"s summer shelter tests, write a summary report and present the findings. 01
2012 January Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Studies and Disorders) received $77,257 from the National Institutes of Health through Emory University for "Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia Year 3" to develop and validate tools to diagnose Spasmodic Dysphonia and to measure severity and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multicenter clinical study. 01
2012 January Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $31,893 from the National Science Foundation through Temple University for "Assessing Student Spatial Thinking Skills Through Classroom Video and Observation" to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking. 01
2012 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,679 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. for Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, calendar year 2011 to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community and $53,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for "Claude Moore Pediatric Respite Care Program" to provide families of children with disabilities an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant caregiving. 01
2012 January Grant Hartzler Weakley Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Office on Children and Youth for teen pregnancy prevention. 01
2012 January Grant Banu Dr. L. Adriana Banu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Studying the (alpha,p)-process in X-ray bursts using rare isotope ion beams" to study the experimentally unknown cross section of the 22Mg(alpha,p)25AI reaction at astrophysical relevant energies by measuring the time-inverse reaction 25Al(p,alpha)22Mg in inverse kinematics. 01
2012 January Exhibition Choi Diop Silberman Stewart Szmagaj Taylor Tubach Welter Zurbrigg Sukjin Choi (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History), Corinne J. Diop (Professor, Art and Art History), Gary Freeburg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Rebecca Silberman (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Gregory Stewart (Associate Professor, Art and Art History), Kenneth A. Szmagaj (Professor, Art and Art History), Allyson Mellberg Taylor (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History), Lisa Tubach (Associate Professor, Art), Dr.Cole H. Welter (Professor, Art and Art History) and Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) exhibited "Divergent Visions: The Graduate Art Faculty of James Madison University" in the Staunton Augusta Art Center"s R. R. Smith Center for History and Art. 01
2011 June Service Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Nonlinear Economic Dynamics Society. 06
2011 June Publication Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Teaching Writing in the Age of Convergence," which was published in the October 2010 edition of the Journal of Media Education. 06
2011 June Publication Mo Augustine DeVore Hughes Alan K. Mo (2011 Graduate), Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Vezekile P. Zungu of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and Laura L. Lee of High Point (N.C.) University wrote an article, "Improving the adhesion of Au thin films onto poly(methyl methacrylate) substrates using spun-cast organic solvents," which was published in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuums, Surfaces and Films in March, vol. 29, issue 3. The article was selected by the journal's editors as one of three featured publications for the June 2011 quarterly newsletter that is distributed to over 5,000 American Vacuum Society members across industry, academia and government laboratories. 06
2011 June Publication Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Never Thot This Could Happen in the South! The Anti-lynching Advocacy of Appalachian Newspaper Editor Bruce Crawford," which was published in Appalachian Journal, Vol. 38, Nos. 2-3, Winter/Spring 2011. 06
2011 June Presentation Turner Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented "Perceptual Translucence: The Way We Watch Now" at the 41st Annual Convention of the Popular Culture Association held in San Antonio April 20-23. 06
2011 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a plenary address, "Complex Dynamics in Ecologic-Economic Systems," at the 11th Nonlinear Economic Dynamics conference held June 1-3 at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain. 06
2011 June Presentation Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The New Media Writing Course at the 10-Year Mark" at the Broadcast Education Association annual conference. 06
2011 June Presentation OConnor Thomas P. O'Connor (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Double Exposure: Capturing Greene on Film" at the International Graham Greene Festival in the United Kingdom in October. 06
2011 June Presentation Normand Paige Normand (Instructor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Adapting Traditional Narratives for Interactive Media" at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas. She presented on the panel, "Multimedia Learning: Theory in the Communication Center," at the National Association of Communication Centers' conference. 06
2011 June Presentation Neckowitz Alan Neckowitz (Professor Emeritus, Media Arts and Design) presented "Reader and Viewer Comments: A Boon of a Blister on the Modern Media" at the 41st Annual Convention of the Popular Culture Association held in San Antonio April 20-23. 06
2011 June Presentation Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) presented "Constructing Girlhood: Reflecting on the News Media's Moral Panic about Girls 'Growing Up Too Fast'" and "Growing Up White and Female During the Great Depression: Popular Communication, Media and Memory" at the International Communication Association Conference held May 26-30 in Boston. 06
2011 June Presentation Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Ethical Implications of Cause Marketing" at the Sixth Annual Faith and Communication Conference April 2 at Campbell University in North Carolina. 06
2011 June Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Producing the Short Movie: It Doesn't Get Any More Real Than This" at the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences "Creating A Culture of Research on Campus" conference held at the College of William and Mary. He presented on two panels at the Broadcast Education Association annual conference, "Opening Doors: Finding Growth and Opportunity in Study Abroad" and "It's Not Just Interactivity: Why We Teach Writing for Interactive Media." 06
2011 June Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Project Management in the Capstone Sandbox: Photos, Audio, Video and 3D in Google Earth" at the Broadcast Education Association conference in Las Vegas. 06
2011 June Honor Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the Broadcast Education Association's Faulty Interactive Multimedia Competition solo category for "2D Animation Basics." 06
2011 June Honor Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) received two Aegis Awards for videos he produced for JMU's Office of International Programs, "JMU's Semester in Florence: Living The Dream" and "JMU's Semester in Salamanca: There's So Much There!" 06
2011 June Grant Zingraff Hubbell Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,090,637 from the Virginia Department of Health for the third year of "Health Bites" to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and encourage them to adopt healthy habits. 06
2011 June Grant Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $6,050 from the Council for Economic Education to provide training and workshops to area classroom teachers in implementing a Mini-Economy Program that will provide instruction in entrepreneurship and economic education for their students. 06
2011 June Grant Slykhuis Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the kindergarten through eighth grade Developing Standards Based-Individualized Educational Program Mathematics Content Teaching Academy. 06
2011 June Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients in fiscal year 2012. Race received $5,752 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 06
2011 June Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service, Academic Affairs; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Don Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $210,471 from Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership for fiscal year 2011-12. 06
2011 June Grant Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Professor and Director, Communication Studies) received $4,500 from the U.S. Army War College to enable release time for Dr. Frank B. Kalupa to serve as the visiting professor of strategic communication at the college. 06
2011 June Grant Hulvey Dale B. Hulvey (Assistant Vice President, Information Technology) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Electronic Transcript File Importation" to establish a working relationship and a formal commitment between the two agencies that will allow JMU to conduct technical and project activities. 06
2011 June Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Merck Foundation and $26,899 from various agencies to provide onsite care services, chronic illness management and preventative care to homeless clients enrolled in local shelters while simultaneously providing onsite care management services when more comprehensive services are needed. 06
2011 June Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,000 from the Office on Children and Youth to aid in preventing teen pregnancy. 06
2011 June Grant Gentile Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,816 from the city of Harrisonburg for "Proposal to Implement the Dry River Recreation Plan" to remove and rehabilitate the 27 campsites within the Dry River Water Supply Area. 06
2011 June Grant Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $12,042 from DuPont for "Impacts of Waynesboro Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades on Periphyton Biomass and Mercury Uptake: Year II" to investigate the effects of reduced nutrient levels on the South River. 06
2011 June Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $57,663 from the Virginia Department of Social Services and $800 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 06
2011 June Exhibition Wright Shaun Wright (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) created a feature-length documentary film, "What Did You Do This Summer?" The film, which follows six at-risk Baltimore youth as they participate in their first summer jobs, is an official selection of the 2011 Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles. 06
2011 June Exhibition Shen Yvette Shen (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a poster, "Technology Heaven," at the ICCC2010 International Digital Design Invitation Exhibition at Tezukayama University, Japan. 06
2011 August Service Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was appointed to the Center for Innovative Technology's Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee in August. 08
2011 August Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration), Richard P.F. Holt and David Colander wrote a paper, "The Complexity Era in Economics," which was published in Review of Political Economy, July 2011, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 359-371. 08
2011 August Presentation Baker Dr. George H. Baker III (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Technical Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) presented "Critical Infrastructure Protection Priorities for Electromagnetic Pulse" at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on Aug. 25. 08
2011 August Grant Swayne Klevickis Sochacki Giovanetti Niculescu Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education), Dr. Cynthia A. Klevickis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. James S. Sochacki (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $199,991 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for the Virginia Initiative for Robotics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills with innovative, sustainable, engaging, research-based teaching methods, and to address the needs of middle- and high-school teachers and principals. 08
2011 August Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $496,672 from the U.S. Department of State for "CISR Core Services to WRA" to maintain and enhance the existing Mine Action Information Center website information and tools, and to maintain and annually update the Online Global Mine Action Registry and $39,126 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for "Support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010." 08
2011 August Grant Rankin Dr. Mark C. Rankin (Assistant Professor, English) received $179,392 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for "Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603" to investigate the physical construction of books and the nature of reading during the era of the Tudor monarchs through an overseas program. 08
2011 August Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $34,000 from the National Science Foundation for "BRIGE: Understanding Engineering Students through the Lens of Identity Theory — Implications for Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students" to continue data collection and analysis, as well as furthering the development of valid and reliable instruments to measure the engineer identity of students. 08
2011 August Grant Nash Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geography) received $2,725 from the city of Harrisonburg for "Archaeological Investigations Associated with the Construction of Shelter #2 and Amphitheater Band Shell, Ralph Sampson Park" to assess the impact of construction on historic landscape within the boundaries of the park. Nash received $22,342 from the National Park Service to conduct archaeological field surveys as required and conduct condition assessments on sites already listed in the Archaeological Site Management Information System and update the records in that system, and $4,870 from the National Park Service to conduct condition assessments on known sites listed in the Archaeological Site Management Information System to determine the impacts to these sites from the Smith Run fire of February 2011. 08
2011 August Grant Nagel Ogundipe Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Adebayo A. Ogundipe (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $15,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for "Research into the Design and Development of a Campus Composting Facility" to provide JMU with sustainable means of recycling food waste from the dining halls by designing an aerobic composting facility on campus. 08
2011 August Grant McKown Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $51,180 from the National Institutes of Health for "Structure and Function of Ocular Lacritin, Year 4" to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further elucidate the nature of the lacritin cell surface binding complex. 08
2011 August Grant Maslen Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Director and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,962 from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. to analyze data from HDT's summer shelter tests, write a summary report and present the findings. 08
2011 August Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Studies and Disorders) received $60,385 from the Alfred Mann Foundation for "Usage of Peak Motus software to analyze Videofluoroscopic recordings of Modified Barium Swallow for Hyolaryngeal elevation measurements" and $16,193 from Passy-Muir Inc. for "Psychophysical Study of Effects of Different Device Parameters on Swallowing Frequency and Brain Responses" to identify which stimulation parameters will induce a greater increase in swallowing rate and the greatest cortical brain response to vibrotactile stimulation in healthy volunteers. 08
2011 August Grant Linn Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education) received $7,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative: The Virginia Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate" to conduct a statewide survey of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs to assess the state-specific reasons why they succeed (or not) in STEM disciplines. 08
2011 August Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $86,011 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to develop, acquire, produce or deliver programs and services that support preschool and adult education and to inform, educate and entertain families with program contents that deliver alternatives to commercialized television and $34,937 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the form of community service grants. 08
2011 August Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Augusta County and $1,250 from the city of Lexington to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 08
2011 August Grant Jenkins Chelsea L. Jenkins (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the "Update to the Virginia Energy Plan" to assist DMME with updates to the Virginia Energy Plan. 08
2011 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for the Medical Suitcases Clinic for the Homeless to provide onsite urgent care to clients enrolled in local homeless shelters while providing case management services when comprehensive services are needed. 08
2011 August Grant Heydari Tjaden Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $34,807 from the Department of Defense for the DOD Information Assurance Scholarship Program in fiscal year 2012 to provide support for an undergraduate student for the Information Security Programs at JMU. 08
2011 August Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $526,505 from the National Science Foundation for "Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Diversity and symbiosis: examining the taxonomic, genetic, and functional diversity of amphibian skin microbiota." 08
2011 August Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $16,000 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone for "Merritt's Cavalry Camp Extended Phase I" to assess the remaining, currently forested, parcels of land of the Middle Marsh Tract west of Middletown, Virginia, Nieswander's Farm and Wesley Merritt's Cavalry Camp. 08
2011 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Thomas Harrison Community Learning Center to implement new efforts targeting English (reading/writing) with the intention of removing the school from English and School Improvement status and strengthening the community learning center efforts for enduring sustainability. 08
2011 August Grant Bryson Dr. B.J. Bryson (Professor, Social Work) received $185,734 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WHS 21st Century Community Learning Center to improve academic achievement and college readiness of Waynesboro High School students by focusing on environmental education that supports in-school content. 08
2011 August Grant Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administration tasks for the society. 08
2011 August Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $400 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. 08
2011 September Publication Wales Dr. William Wales (Assistant Professor, Management), Dr. Erik Monsen and Alexander McKelvie wrote "The Organizational Pervasiveness of Entrepreneurial Orientation," which was published in Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 2011, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 895-923. 09
2011 September Grant Sternberger Fazzion Coffman Pettit Muhonja Dr. Lee Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Office of International Programs), Dr. Guiliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Department of Military Science) and Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $251,759 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project Go" to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students and to build the Swahili language program at JMU. 09
2011 September Grant Simmons William L. Simmons (Sergeant, Police and Public Safety) received $500 from Walmart to provide safety equipment for the JMU Police Department. 09
2011 September Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $25,000 from the American Auditory Society to support the editor-in-chief of Ear and Hearing, the official journal of the society. 09
2011 September Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $91,943 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for "Support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010" and $55,230 from the U.S. Department of State for "CISR Fellowship Activities to Further PM/WRA Goals and Objectives" to provide a training opportunity and additional staffing support for PM/WRA through the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Humanitarian Mine Action Fellowship. 09
2011 September Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $1,000 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for "Development of a High Range Electric Motorcycle" to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 09
2011 September Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $178,052 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the "Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement - Fiscal Year 2012" to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 09
2011 September Grant Miles Holland Wilson Luerssen Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative) received $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Wind Schools in Virginia Hosted by James Madison University, Phase II" to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for K-12 schools in Virginia. 09
2011 September Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye - Year 5" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 09
2011 September Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,100 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project Year 5 of 5 to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors from JMU to gain hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 09
2011 September Grant Kirk Peaslee Cleveland Dr. Gary R. Kirk (Assistant Professor, Political Science), Dr. Liliokanaio X. Peaslee (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Amanda J. Cleveland (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $438,229 from the U.S. Department of Justice for "Testing the Impact of Mentor Training and Peer Support on the Quality of Mentor-Mentee Relationships and Outcomes for At-Risk Youth." 09
2011 September Grant Ivey Dr. Melinda G. Ivey (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $31,808 to provide high-quality professional development for high-school English teachers and $8,000 from the International Reading Association for "A Mixed Methods Study of Literacy Engagement and Its Influence on Youth Identities and Relationships" to determine how and why a shift in teaching practice, in effect a shift in teacher-student power relations, affects student identities and social relationships. 09
2011 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $100,981 from the Virginia Department of Health for the "Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia" to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education. 09
2011 September Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $26,242 from the Virginia Department of Health for "VDH Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence Training" to support the implementation of Project Connect in Virginia to improve health response to domestic and sexual violence. 09
2011 September Grant Hartshorn Bakker Dr. Anthony S. Hartshorn (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science)and Vickie Bakker (Project Director) received $21,677 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "An Assessment of the Biological Impact of Contaminants and Management Actions That Influence Long-Term Persistence of the California Condor" to investigate the biological impact of environmental contaminants (e.g., lead, DDE, micro-trash, PBDEs, rodenticides) on the survivorship and or/reproductive success of California condors. 09
2011 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $75,115 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to assess the remaining, currently forested, parcels of land of the Middle Marsh Tract west of Middletown, Va., Nieswander's Fort and Wesley Merritt's Cavalry Camp. 09
2011 September Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Education—$200,000 to establish the Smithland Community Learning Center, linking the Big Brothers Big Sisters AMP IT UP Academic Mentoring program and the Career Development Academy Adult and Family Learning Center for quality out-of-school, extended day programming, $200,000 to establish a Community Learning Center at Skyline Middle School and $150,000 for the Career Development Academy to offer English Literacy Civics services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding. 09
2011 September Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences for the 2012 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 09
2011 September Grant Buchholz Heydari Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Hossain M. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received$916,714 from the National Science Foundation for "Scholarship for Service: Digital Forensics and Undergraduate Information Security" to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students for a bachelor of science degree in computer science and information security certification and to provide scholarship support for graduate students for a master's degree in computer science with a concentration in digital forensics. 09
2011 September Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology, Geology and Environmental Studies) received $60,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for the "Watershed Fragmentation of Aquatic Ecosystems: GIS analysis of Non-National Forest Lands." 09
2011 September Grant Arnold Dr. Elizabeth A. Arnold (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $5,525 from the Mathematical Association of America for "Expanding Your Horizons Day with Follow-up" to fund a conference for girls in grades 7-10 with follow-up activities to stimulate the participants' interest in math, to provide them with female scientist role models and to foster awareness of opportunities in math and science-related careers. 09
2011 September Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Social Services—$47,882 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" and $22,608 for "Healthy Families Page County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $9,210 from Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services and $100 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." 09
2011 October Publication Chakrabarty Dr. Bidyut Chakrabarty (Mahatma Gandhi Visiting Chair in Global Nonviolence) wrote "Corporate Social Responsibility in India," a textbook published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 10
2011 October Presentation Kretlow Desportes Barnes Dr. Allison Graves Kretlow (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) presented "A Model of Professional Development for RtI" at the Response to Intervention: Making the Connection with Higher Education Symposium held Oct. 28 at JMU. Kretlow was a co-presenter in the plenary session "Infusing RtI for Preservice and Inservice Teachers through University-School Partnerships" at the symposium, which was sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Student Services. Dr. Laura Desportes (Head and Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Susan Barnes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) coordinated the symposium in conjunction with the DOE. 10
2011 October Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,024 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP-Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability/Year 2" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 10
2011 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $174,994 from the International Research and Exchange Board for the "International Leaders in Education Program" to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of the U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2011 October Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $10,700 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to serve as editor-in-chief for three volumes of the Journal of Geoscience Education. 10
2011 October Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement" to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 10
2011 October Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. for "Visual Investigative Analysis Software License." 10
2011 October Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from Pearson Education to prepare materials in connection with the textbook titled "Biological Science, Fifth Edition." 10
2011 October Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $247,135 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center: Section 619 Support" to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2011 October Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $89,676 from the U.S. Department of Education for "RISE: Restructuring K-12 Special Education Program to Build Resilient, Informed Special Educators Year 3" to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high incidence disabilities in K-12 classrooms. 10
2011 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,925 from various public schools for the K-12 GIS Software Site License Consortium to facilitate the distribution of the ArcGIS software package to Virginia teachers. 10
2011 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,321 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 10
2011 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,871 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for "Drug Free Communities Mentor Grant" to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways and learn environmental strategies through praxis. 10
2011 October Grant Hale Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor, Nursing) received $26,994 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipend for the Underserved Rural Virginia" to apply for traineeship funding to support current and future students in the JMU nursing department graduate program. 10
2011 October Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "Brook Trout and Climate Change" to rank brook trout habitats in West Virginia and Maryland on resiliency to climate change. 10
2011 October Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,460 from DuPont De Nemours and Company to provide three student interns who will assist in an ecological study that seeks to understand the fate and effects of mercury on the South River and its associated ecosystem and $151,761 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for "TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator, Shenandoah and Upper James River Watersheds" to assist the Department of Conservation and Recreation in meeting its Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load responsibilities and implementing local nonpoint source TMDL requirements. 10
2011 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services — $17,280 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Safe and Stable Families" and $4,125 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Quality Childcare Initiative-Fiscal Year 2012" to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $760 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." 10
2011 October Publication Chakrabarty Dr. Bidyut Chakrabarty (Mahatma Gandhi Visiting Chair in Global Nonviolence) wrote "Corporate Social Responsibility in India," a textbook published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 10
2011 October Presentation Kretlow Desportes Barnes Dr. Allison Graves Kretlow (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) presented "A Model of Professional Development for RtI" at the Response to Intervention: Making the Connection with Higher Education Symposium held Oct. 28 at JMU. Kretlow was a co-presenter in the plenary session "Infusing RtI for Preservice and Inservice Teachers through University-School Partnerships" at the symposium, which was sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Student Services. Dr. Laura Desportes (Head and Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Susan Barnes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) coordinated the symposium in conjunction with the DOE. 10
2011 October Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $23,024 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP-Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability/Year 2" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 10
2011 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $174,994 from the International Research and Exchange Board for the "International Leaders in Education Program" to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of the U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2011 October Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $10,700 from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to serve as editor-in-chief for three volumes of the Journal of Geoscience Education. 10
2011 October Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement" to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 10
2011 October Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. for "Visual Investigative Analysis Software License." 10
2011 October Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from Pearson Education to prepare materials in connection with the textbook titled "Biological Science, Fifth Edition." 10
2011 October Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $247,135 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center: Section 619 Support" to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2011 October Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $89,676 from the U.S. Department of Education for "RISE: Restructuring K-12 Special Education Program to Build Resilient, Informed Special Educators Year 3" to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high incidence disabilities in K-12 classrooms. 10
2011 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,925 from various public schools for the K-12 GIS Software Site License Consortium to facilitate the distribution of the ArcGIS software package to Virginia teachers. 10
2011 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,321 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 10
2011 October Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,871 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for "Drug Free Communities Mentor Grant" to address substance abuse in culturally appropriate ways and learn environmental strategies through praxis. 10
2011 October Grant Hale Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor, Nursing) received $26,994 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipend for the Underserved Rural Virginia" to apply for traineeship funding to support current and future students in the JMU nursing department graduate program. 10
2011 October Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for "Brook Trout and Climate Change" to rank brook trout habitats in West Virginia and Maryland on resiliency to climate change. 10
2011 October Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,460 from DuPont De Nemours and Company to provide three student interns who will assist in an ecological study that seeks to understand the fate and effects of mercury on the South River and its associated ecosystem and $151,761 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for "TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator, Shenandoah and Upper James River Watersheds" to assist the Department of Conservation and Recreation in meeting its Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load responsibilities and implementing local nonpoint source TMDL requirements. 10
2011 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services — $17,280 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Safe and Stable Families" and $4,125 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County- Quality Childcare Initiative-Fiscal Year 2012" to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $760 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." 10
2011 December Service Kidd Dr. John Kidd (Associate Professor, Learning, technology and Leadership Education) is part of a 15-member committee formed to study the Orange County Public Schools teacher salary scale to consider ways it can be made more competitive, equitable and consistent. 12
2011 December Publication Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) and Mark C. Schug wrote "Economic Episodes in American History," a textbook published byWohl Publishing Inc., Morristown, N.J. 12
2011 December Publication Harris P.J. Wiggins (Student), J.M. Smith (Student), Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole of Villanova University wrote an article, "The gut of red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) may serve as a reservoir for an antifungal cutaneous bacterium," which was published in Journal of Herpetology. 12
2011 December Publication Smith Dr. Angela M. Smith (Assistant Professor, Economics) wrote "An Experimental Study of Exclusive Contracts," which was published in International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 4-13. 12
2011 December Publication Semaan Drake Dr. Elias J. Semaan (Assistant Professor, Finance)and Dr. Pamela P. Drake (Head and Professor, Finance and Business Law) wrote "Deregulation and Risk," which was published in Financial Management, vol. 40, pp. 295-329. 12
2011 December Publication Parks Dr. Laura L. Parks (Assistant Professor, Management) and R. Guay wrote "Can Personal Values Predict Performance? Evidence in an Academic Setting," which was published in Applied Psychology. 12
2011 December Publication Mathieu Pal Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Raktim Pal (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "The Selection of Supply Chain Management Projects: A Case Study Approach," which was published in Operations Management Research. 12
2011 December Publication Markham Dr. Ina S. Markham (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "Assessing the Prediction of Employee Productivity: A Comparison of OLS vs. CART," which was published in International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management. 12
2011 December Publication Horn Heap Cavusoglu Jerome Dr. Robert N. Horn (Professor, Economics and International Business), Philip S. Heap (Lecturer, Economics), Dr. Nevin Cavusoglu (Assistant Professor, Economics and International Business) and Dr. Robert T. Jerome Jr. (Professor, Economics and International Business) wrote "No Relief in Sight: Higher Unemployment at Every Age," which was published in Challenge, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 46-53. 12
2011 December Publication He Dr. Hui He (Assistant Professor, Finance and International Business) and J. Yang wrote "Regime Switching Analysis of ADR Home Market Pass-Through," which was published in Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 35, pp. 204-214. 12
2011 December Publication He Dr. Hui He (Assistant Professor, Finance and International Business) and P. Locke wrote "Global Trends in Real Risk Free Rate," which was published in Research in International Business and Finance, vol. 25, pp. 53-63. 12
2011 December Publication Fields Dr. T. Windsor Fields (Professor, Economics), W.R. Hart and N.R. Noble wrote "Is a More Predictable Monetary Policy Really Better?" which was published in International Research Journal of Applied Finance, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 82-90. 12
2011 December Publication Drake Dr. Pamela P. Drake (Head and Professor, Finance and Business Law) and F. Neale wrote "Financial Guarantee Insurance and the Failures in Risk Management," which was published in Journal of Insurance Regulation. 12
2011 December Publication Bhatt Dr. Vipul Bhatt (Assistant Professor, Economics) wrote "Adolescent Alcohol Use and Intergenerational Transfers: Evidence from Micro Data," which was published in Journal of Family and Economic Issues, vol. 32, pp. 296-307. 12
2011 December Honor Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) is the recipient of the 2012 Jerger Career Award for Research is Audiology for her many contributions to the advancement of auditory neuroscience, her service to the scientific community and her expert mentoring of students. Ryals will be formally recognized by the American Academy of Audiology at its annual convention in Boston in March. 12
2011 December Honor Dilts Dr. Judith A. Dilts (Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology) has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her leadership in science education and her mentorship of a generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics leaders. 12
2011 December Honor Anderson Parkhurst Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design), Ryan Parkhurst (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) and faculty from ieiMedia and Iowa State University created a website for the Urbino Project 2011, which was awarded the 2011 EPPY Award for Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report. The EPPY Awards are presented by Editors & Publisher. 12
2011 December Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Biomineralization Templated by Chiral Molecules and Design of Biocompatible Materials" to design appropriate model systems for biomineralization that will help disentangle the complicated interactions at the protein-biomineral interface. 12
2011 December Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $6,084 from First LEGO League to provide sponsorship of robotics teams. 12
2011 December Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Geochemical Constraints on the Depth and Composition of the Crust and Mantle Beneath Mole Hills, a 47-Million-Year-Old Volcano" to probe the structure of the crust and mantle beneath the Shenandoah Valley. 12
2011 December Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $7,913 from Villanova University for the use of HPLC-MS to detect antifungal bacterial metabolites to analyze swab samples from amphibians to detect antifungal bacterial metabolites. 12
2011 December Grant Harned Newbold Dr. Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $60,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Omnibus V: Outreach & Engagement" to advance a collaborative electric vehicle readiness plan to address short-term issues for impending 2011 electric vehicle deployment as well as to begin planning for long-term issues. 12
2011 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $33,200 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone for "Middletown Woods Parcel" to complete a Phase I archaeological survey of the Middletown Woods in Middletown, Va. 12
2011 December Grant Desportes Dr. Laura Desportes (Head and Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $35,848 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Virginia Investment in Critical Faculty Training" to provide support for training clinical faculty for an approved educator preparation program, a five-year Early Childhood Special Education Master of Arts in Teaching Program. 12
2011 December Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masters: How to find enough of them to understand our universe?" to identify the physical conditions that show the strongest links to maser activity, and thus to provide efficient criteria for mega-maser hunting. 12
2011 December Grant Brewster Dr. Jo Anne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) received $3,300 from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology to perform administrative tasks for the society. 12
2011 December Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Investigating the Role of Dengue Virus E Protein in Dengue Virus-Induced Arthralgia" to investigate both the potential direct effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes, as well as a potential indirect effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes. 12
2011 December Grant Bechtel Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "A Potential Role for Lacritin on Functional Activity in Cornea Stromal Cells" to test if lacritin will have an effect on corneal keratocyte cell proliferation and generation of the repair fibroblast phenotype observed during stromal tissue wound healing. 12
2011 July Publication Temple Stockwell Masters Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) published three articles recently on her work with colleagues and students on a bacterial pathogen of turkeys. "The autotransporter protein from Bordetella avium, Baa1, is involved in host cell attachment" was published in Microbiological Research and included Dr. Stephanie Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Nathan Beach (Former JMU teaching postdoctoral fellow). "Bordetella avium causes induction of apoptosis and nitric oxide synthase in turkey tracheal explant cultures" was published in Microbes and Infection with the same authors, and included current Isaac Masters (JMU biotechnology major). "The Bordetella avium BAV1965-1962 fimbrial locus is regulated by temperature and produces fimbriae involved in adherence to turkey tracheal tissue" appeared in the journal, Infection and Immunity, with collaborators from Bristol, United Kingdom. 07
2011 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote a book, "Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecologic-Economic Systems: From Catastrophe to Chaos and Beyond," which was published by Springer. 07
2011 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "The Implications of Nonlinear Dynamics for Global Warming," at Beijing Normal University on July 9. 07
2011 July Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics; Director, Office of Economic Services) presented a paper, "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan," at the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 4-8. 07
2011 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) presented a paper, "A Comparison of the Cultural Influence on Economic Policy of Confucianism in North and South Korea," at the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 4-8. 07
2011 July Honor Clarke Dr. Theresa B. Clarke (Professor, Marketing) is a member of the Business Editorial Board that won the MERLOT House Cup, a perpetual award that recognizes the level of contributions made to the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching collection during an academic year. The winners of the 2011 MERLOT Awards were honored at the MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference, held in San Jose, Calif., July 12. 07
2011 July Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $50,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society for "Specific Ions on the Interfacial Properties at the Hydrophobic/Aqueous Interfaces" to measure, investigate and explore the interfacial properties at the hydrophobic/aqueous interfaces. 07
2011 July Grant Williams Kalela A. Williams (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $3,500 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the Furious Flower Collegiate Poetry Summit to support a gathering of college students from across Virginia and around the country who, in workshops and panel discussions, study the craft of poetry and learn ways to incorporate poetry in community service and outreach. 07
2011 July Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $40,000 from the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corp. to help promote growth of the FIRST LEGO League in Washington, D.C., as well as in rural areas and school divisions with Title I designation. 07
2011 July Grant Stoloff Grayson Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for and distribution of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2012. 07
2011 July Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $24,985 from the Military Assistance Advisory Group for the Senior Management Workshop for Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Action, Peru 2011 to enhance the management skills and knowledge of senior managers of ERW and mine action programs in Ecuador and Peru. 07
2011 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) received $250,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of JMU. 07
2011 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 07
2011 July Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health — $135,278 for "Wise Woman/Every Woman's Life Program" to design, direct, implement and evaluate the project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services, and $68,207 to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator for the program. Race received $115,736 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 07
2011 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $49,188 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC, which serves as an advocate for developing the technological and workforce development infrastructure required to support technology-related industries in the region. 07
2011 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Priority State Wind Energy Outreach Strategy and Implementation/Wind Powering America" to support the development of wind power in Virginia — onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale — by engaging in various outreach and implementation activities. 07
2011 July Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $308,365 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 07
2011 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $4,121 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services for the Harrisonburg Community Health Center. 07
2011 July Grant Haynes Whitmeyer Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $7,378 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support bedrock mapping in the south half of the Monterey SE 7 _' quadrangle in the Valley and Ridge Province, Highland County, Va. 07
2011 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to combine the strengths of the Healthy Families of Page County program with the Reading Road Show's Gus Bus program to help at-risk new parents and young families. 07
2011 July Grant Hartshorn Dr. Anthony S. Hartshorn (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $25,000 from Weyerhauser Corp. for "Soil respiration measurements across the Bayboro organic matter plots" to measure soil respiration rates to provide insight into soil processes as they relate to sustainability of working forests. 07
2011 July Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $8,247 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to oversee the field research program and to coordinate preparation of the report of findings for the preliminary Phase I archaeological and historical surveys of the Island Farm parcel east of Strasburg, Va. Geier received $3,742 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to finish the Phase I project at the Middle Marsh locale west of Middletown, Va., by cataloging artifacts recovered and preparing a final report of findings. 07
2011 July Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $3,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation to support the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at JMU. 07
2011 July Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 07
2011 July Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to support the education programs of the clinic. 07
2011 July Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $35,000 from the Research Corporation for "A multi-dimensional exploration of the physical properties of cosmic masers' host galaxies" to quantify the rate at which mega-masers are hosted by the whole variety of optical spectral classifications observed in the nearby universe and to reveal the most statistically significant connections between mega-maser emission and its host optical properties. 07
2011 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,517 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County — Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention," $7,336 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County — Safe and Stable Families" and $1,200 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 07
2011 May Service Werner Greg Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning, Intercollegiate Athletics) was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association during the professional organization's May 4-6 national conference in Kansas City, Mo. 05
2011 May Presentation Williams Callye Williams (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics) presented "Dynamic Warm-ups and Active Isolated Stretching" at the 5th Annual Valley Health Coaches' Conference held April 9 in Winchester and at the Mid-Atlantic Strength and Conditioning Coaches Clinic held April 30 in Amherst. 05
2011 May Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics) presented "Lifts, Jumps and Sprints to Develop Sports Performance" and "Nutrient Timing" at the 5th Annual Valley Health Coaches' Conference held April 9 in Winchester. Werner presented "The Freshman and Sophomore Years: Developing A Foundation for Success" at the Mid-Atlantic Strength and Conditioning Coaches Clinic held April 30 in Amherst and "Training for Athletic Performance: A Multi-Dimensional Model" during the Midwest Sports Performance Conference at the University of Kansas, May 13 and 14. 05
2011 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Complexity and Evolution" at the Workshop on Integrating Evolutionary Theory into Behavioral Economics, held May 5-7 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at Duke University. 05
2011 May Presentation Harris Temple Cresawn Jillian Myers (Student), advised by Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology), presented "The synergistic interaction of Rana muscosa antimicrobial peptides and the bacterially produced metabolite, 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol on the mortality of the zoospores of a lethal amphibian fungal pathogen," which won the first-place poster award at the Shenandoah Valley American Society for Microbiology Student Group held April 9 at Bridgewater College. Second-place honors went to Jonathan Barrett, Stephanie Trapani, Andy Montgomery, Brittany Aeschlimann and Russell Green, advised by Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology), for their poster, "The Genomic Characterization and Analysis of a Novel Group of Bacillus pumilus Bacteriophages." 05
2011 May Honor Hegg Knab Center JMU's Center for Instructional Technology with the Madison Digital Image Database won the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's Innovation in Higher Education award at the Tech Nite 11 annual awards gala May 5. Kevin Hegg (Assistant Director, Systems and R&D, CIT) and Andreas Knab (Lead Software Developer, CIT) received the award. 05
2011 May Honor Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) is one of 48 early career scientists at primarily undergraduate institutions in the United States to receive the spring 2011 Cottrell College Science Awards to support significant research that contributes to the advancement of science and to the professional and scholarly development of faculty and their students. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement awarded Constantin $35,000 for "A multi-dimensional exploration of the physical properties of cosmic masers' host galaxies." 05
2011 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $81,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Study of Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons as well as the study of photonuclear reactions at low energy. 05
2011 May Grant Tongen Johnson Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. John H. Johnson Jr. (Visiting Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,500 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 05
2011 May Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Alvin V. Baird Chair, Psychology) received $18,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to provide an internship for a student in the Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County school systems. 05
2011 May Grant Sternberger Muhonja Pettit Coffman Fazzion Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Lt. Col. Robert E. Pettit III (Head and Professor, Military Science), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head and Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) received $208,458 from the Institute of International Education Inc. for "Project GO" to improve the language skills and regional expertise of future military officers through the ROTC Dukes Battalion and to strengthen the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, particularly in Swahili language offerings. 05
2011 May Grant Sharma Dr. Dinesh R. Sharma (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $6,280 from Florida State University for the second year of "Telephone CBT for Depressed African-American Dementia Caregivers" to perform all statistical analyses on both pilot and interim main study data. 05
2011 May Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $12,501 from NASA Goddard for "AGN Unification and Their Fermi Gamma Ray Spectra" to extend the development of this model to Radio Loud AGN and its application to the LAT blazar observations. 05
2011 May Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $70,992 from Fibertek Inc. for the Journal of Mine Action/R&D Technology Section, 2011-12 to facilitate the exchange of information relevant to issues of test and evaluation and of research and development for mine action. 05
2011 May Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $165,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to contact small and medium businesses to introduce them to the services of the SBDC and to provide counseling to the businesses to help business owners reach their goals. 05
2011 May Grant Race Lepley Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Susannah Lepley (Program Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $14,725 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to facilitate an increase in knowledge within the Spanish-speaking immigrant community about behavioral health in the United States, to increase knowledge about immigrant issues among behavioral health professionals and to collaborate among a diverse group of immigrants and behavioral health professionals to create a community plan to work on the most urgent immigrant behavioral health issues. 05
2011 May Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $213,573 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 05
2011 May Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the relationship between the atomic scale structure and electrical properties of double-walled carbon nanotubes. 05
2011 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,100,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to advance the business plan for the National Offshore Wind Technology Center, to analyze the feasibility of turbine sites and to provide resource characterization, due diligence and necessary environmental documentation for the proposed test site facilities. 05
2011 May Grant Linder Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $3,250 from Primate Conservation Inc. for "Monitoring large mammals and human activities in Korup National Park, Cameroon" to conduct surveys to assess spatial and temporal trends in primate and other large mammal abundance and in human activities, especially bushmeat hunting. 05
2011 May Grant Kaufman Brodrick Hartman Abram T. Kaufman (Stormwater Coordinator, Facilities Management) and Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman (Executive Director, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $70,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support several storm water management activities on the campus of JMU. 05
2011 May Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,893 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 05
2011 May Grant Gubser Dr. Michael D. Gubser (Assistant Professor, History) received $64,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies for the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship. 05
2011 May Grant DePaolis Dr. Rory A. DePaolis (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $6,328 from the University of York to explore the differences in infant directed speech between American and British English. 05
2011 May Grant Daniel Varga Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $7,500 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of a journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 05
2011 May Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Spatial Transformations in the Hind Limb Withdrawal Response" to understand the principles by which sensory information is used to program movements. 05
2011 May Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine if brainstem areas that are rich in serotonin mediate the cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses to a hypoxic stress. 05
2011 May Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,240 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $1,000 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for the Healthy Families Shenandoah County Quality Childcare Initiative. 05
2011 April Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Maria V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) published a book review of "Rediscovering Fire: Basic Economic Lessons from the Soviet Experience" by Guniver L. Nell, in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, April 2011, vol. 78, nos. 1-2, pp. 192-195. 04
2011 April Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a chapter, "Nonlinear Dynamics in Urban and Regional Systems," in the book, "Nonlinear Economic Dynamics," edited by Tonu Puu and Anastaiia Panchuk, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2011, pp. 113-126. 04
2011 April Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented the opening invited plenary lecture, "Complex Dynamics in Urban-Regional Systems and Patterns of Development," at the International Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Financial Modeling at Guangzhou University, China, March 31-April 2. 04
2011 April Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $83,030 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for the Economic Education Consultant Program to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 04
2011 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $67,953 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the National High-Risk Upper Elementary "We The People" Institute. 04
2011 April Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,875 from the National Science Foundation for "Research for Undergraduates Request: INTEROP—Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability" to support an undergraduate student to help monitor, develop and test education materials, including work with the geospatial ontology body of knowledge as a potential add-on to the University Consortium of GIScience BOK project. 04
2011 April Grant Utter Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $45,268 from the National Science Foundation for "Flow and Rheology of Particle-Fluid Suspensions with Variable Hydrophobicity" to understand the influence of surface chemistry on the jamming and flowing of submerged granular flows. 04
2011 April Grant Rutherford Fiederlein Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Suzanne L. Fiederlein (Associate Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $278,753 from the U.S. Department of State for the PM/WRA Senior Managers' Course to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions. 04
2011 April Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $173,597 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide training development and provision for the Home Visiting Consortium Services. Race received $70,995 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, for "A Multistate Analysis of the Impact of HIV Exposure Laws" to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons a high risk for the infection for data collection sessions. Race received $32,603 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide management services and implement the Virginia Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program. 04
2011 April Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $66,893 from the Environmental Protection Agency for "Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Low-Cost Energy Management and 'Green' Programming in University Residence Halls" to assess the feasibility of achieving significant reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gases emissions using a set of low-cost and short-payback best practices. 04
2011 April Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $115,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Probing Subatomic Physics Via Lepton Interactions" to explore the transition between the perturbative and the nonperturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities. 04
2011 April Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $7,700 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the NIST. 04
2011 April Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $800,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to advance the development and deployment of wind power in Virginia through a Small Wind Training and Testing Facility. 04
2011 April Grant Havey Dr. Daniel K. Havey (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $7,750 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the NIST. 04
2011 April Grant Gobetz Dr. Katrina E. Gobetz (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to test the accuracy and range of the "plaque record" as a gauge of dietary trends that may have accompanied ecosystem shifts and to test a paleontological hypothesis that nutritional stress played a significant role in the behavior, evolution and extinction of herbivores. 04
2011 April Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $9,600 from the Manassas Museum System to support an archaeological project to determine the presence or absence of a stockade or palisade that would have enclosed the Cannon Branch earthwork. 04
2011 April Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry) received $109,442 from the National Science Foundation for the Research for Undergraduates Site: Integrating Hearing and Deaf Students in Chemical Research to provide undergraduate chemistry research students with the opportunity to develop improved communication tools and methods in science, as well as enhance day-to-day communication between hearing and deaf students. 04
2011 April Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $98,732 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Phase II of the Smith Creek Virginia Headwaters Brook Trout Restoration to make improvements in the brook trout resources in the eastern United States by converting riparian and upland pastures to bottomland and upland forests. 04
2011 April Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,673 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support through Healthy Families Page County. Akerson received $1,063 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for the Healthy Families Shenandoah County, Quality Childcare Initiative. 04
2011 March Service Shaeffer Dr. James Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) has been appointed as the new president for the University of Professional and Continuing Education Association. Shaeffer has served on the association's Board of Directors for more than 10 years and has served as treasurer and as chair of the Division of Special Session, Certificate and Off-Campus Programs and chair of the National Awards Committee. 03
2011 March Presentation Wood Ellis Cross Alyson L. Wood (Research Assistant, Archaeology), Sarah Ellis (Senior) and Katie Cross (Alumna) presented papers at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference March 19-20 in Ocean City, Md.  Wood presented "Horseshoes, Nails and Spencer Bullets: Preliminary Discussions of Wesley Merritt's Cavalry Camp, Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864." Ellis presented "Hill Top Plantation: Urban Archaeology and Community Identity." Cross presented "Least Resistance? Cost-Path Analysis and Hunter-Gather Mobility in the Virginia Blue Ridge." 03
2011 March Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics and Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Complex Dynamics and Global Warming," at the meetings of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics at George Washington University, March 17-18. 03
2011 March Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented "Race, Place and the May Town Center Project January 2009-June 2010" on March 3 at Fisk and Vanderbilt universities and March 4 at Tennessee State University. 03
2011 March Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $22,651 from the National Science Foundation for "INTEROP—Spatial Ontology Community of Practice: An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration and Interoperability" to develop and deliver educational materials related to the portal, tools and ontological repository for use in undergraduate university courses. 03
2011 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2011 Health and Physical Activity Institute to provide funding for a high-quality health and physical education content/teaching summer institute. 03
2011 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $132,156 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 03
2011 March Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $14,750 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate and provide training sessions developed by the Virginia Department of Health on the Public Health Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence for family planning clinic nurses and home visitors. 03
2011 March Grant Rabie Dr. Abdelrahman M. Rabie (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,059 from HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. to monitor and assist in the setup of a testing site under HDT technical supervision. 03
2011 March Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $399,921 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 03
2011 March Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $12,000 from Pearson Education to prepare certain materials in connection with a work, "Biological Science," Fifth Edition.  03
2011 March Grant Jenkins Newbold Chelsea L. Jenkins (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $50,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Omnibus IV: Outreach and Engagement" to advance a collaborative electric vehicle readiness plan to address short-term issues for impending 2011 electric vehicle deployment as well as to begin planning for long-term issues. 03
2011 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,257 from Crossroads to Brain Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 03
2011 March Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $14,169 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Literacy Education and Reading Network to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high-school diploma or complete a GED that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment. Hartzler-Weakley also received $126,014 from the Virginia Department of Education for Migrant Education 2010-2011 to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 03
2011 March Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) received $6,000 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society for the Pedagogical Innovations Project to contribute to the funding and growth of the International Mind, Brain and Educational Society and the creation of the journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 03
2011 March Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $74,682 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre-Supplement" to contribute to the DEBRIS survey with analysis of the Herschel data. 03
2011 March Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $10,000 from the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. 03
2011 February Publication Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published "The Context and Process of Pueblo Mural Painting in the Historic Era" in Kiva: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. 02
2011 February Publication Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) published "Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines" (Praeger, 2010), which provides a detailed history of the global movement to ban anti-personnel landmines, marking the first case of a successful worldwide civil society movement to end the use of an entire category of weapons. 02
2011 February Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper, "Post Keynesian Perspectives on Complex Ecologic-Economic Dynamics," in Metroeconomica, 2011, volume 62, number 1, pages 96-121. 02
2011 February Publication Owusu-Ansah Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History; Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Diversity) published the chapter titled, "Reflections on a Contested Half-Century," a historical reflection on Ghana since independence, in the book, "Development Challenges and Opportunities in Africa." 02
2011 February Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "On the Foundations of Mathematical Economics," at the Workshop on the Probabilistic Impulse in Modern Economic Theory at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the National University of Singapore in January. 02
2011 February Honor Noftsinger Dr. John Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was named to the Shenandoah National Park Trust Board of Trustees. 02
2011 February Honor Choi de Wild Ayers Sukjin Choi (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) was selected to receive a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts professional fellowship. The museum awarded Dymphna de Wild (Graduate Student) a graduate fellowship and Erin Ayers (Student) a student fellowship. 02
2011 February Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Madison Institutes) received $99,378 from the Center for Civic Education for the We the People National Elementary Institute. 02
2011 February Grant Rutherford Fiederlein Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Suzanne L. Fiederlein (Associate Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $30,008 from the U.S. Department of State to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing senior-level managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions. 02
2011 February Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $28,083 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin for a multistate analysis of the impact of HIV disclosure laws to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons at high risk for the infection for data collection sessions.  Race also received $176,488 from the DuPont Corporate Remediation Group for Promotores as Health Information Specialists to increase the knowledge of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River mercury fish consumption advisories for the Spanish-speaking immigrants throughout the Shenandoah Valley. 02
2011 February Grant Prins Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $29,305 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for the development of a high-range electric motorcycle to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle. 02
2011 February Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $14,984 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for "Overcoming the Barriers" to provide individualized programming and/or instructional support to empower individuals who have disabilities with the tools they need to successfully participate in community-based recreational programs. 02
2011 February Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $12,000 from Pearson Education for textbook authorship of Scott Freeman's "Biological Science" to prepare certain materials in connection with the fifth edition of the textbook. 02
2011 February Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $40,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to address the need for assessment of the wind conditions at the proposed sites for platforms that comprise a Coastal Wind Turbine Demonstration. 02
2011 February Grant May Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "The Effects of Sedimentation on Gravel-Spawning Fish: An Experimental Approach with Applications for Stream Restoration" to quantify how the depth and composition of sediment affects hatching and emergence success of juvenile brook trout. 02
2011 February Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $72,704 from Emory University to develop and validate tools to diagnose Spasmodic Dysphonia; measure severity and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multicenter clinical study. 02
2011 February Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $243,200 from the National Institutes of Health to analyze the relevance of Interleukin-3 and the associated contributions of basophils and macrophages in cutaneous leishmaniasis. 02
2011 February Grant Hughes Augustine Dr. William C. Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $85,000 from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary materials science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at James Madison University to encourage students to identify themselves as scientists through their participation in actual materials science research, their close interaction with faculty and other students and their communication of their results both within the REU and at regional and national meetings. 02
2011 February Grant Foust Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $1,000 from Transprint USA Inc. for the Transprint Joint Development Agreement to make available a variety of facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, expertise and services. 02
2011 February Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $46,868 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Council for Preparing Educators of All Young Children to serve as a interdisciplinary, collaborative forum for the ongoing development and networking of professionals who provide in-service and pre-service professional development to personnel focusing their work on all young children, ages birth to 8 years. 02
2011 February Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. William C. Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $69,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films. 02
2011 February Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services for Healthy Families to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $6,188 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services and $360 and $54 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for Healthy Families Shenandoah County. 02
2011 January Publication Yang Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published his 2010 article, "Leaders' Conceptual Complexity and Foreign Policy Change: Comparing the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Foreign Policies toward China," in the Chinese Journal of International Politics 3(4): 415-446. 01
2011 January Publication Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote an article, "The Mutability of Melamine: A Transductive Account of a Scandal," which was published in Anthropology Today, Volume 26, Issue 6. 01
2011 January Publication Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published a reprint of her article, "Multilingual Play: Children's Code-switching, Role Play, and Agency in Dominica, West Indies," in the edited book, "Anthropological Linguistics: Theories and Practices" (Critical Concepts in Language Studies Series) by Routledge in December 2010. The article was first published in Language in Society 34(1) in 2005. 01
2011 January Publication Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) published an essay, "The Manufactured Patron: Staging Bourgeois Identity through Art Consumption in Postbellum America," in "The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century" (Palgrave Press, 2010), edited by Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum. 01
2011 January Publication McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) published "Nocturnal and diurnal pollination of Clerodendrum molle (Verbenaceae) in the Galapagos Islands" in Plant Systematics and Evolution. McMullen also published "Changes in the islands that changed the world: Galapagos phytogeography and the invasive species problem" in Southwest Biology volume 57. McMullen, A. Weeks and K.E. Baird published "Origin and evolution of endemic Galapagos Varronia species (Cordiaceae)" in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution volume 57. 01
2011 January Publication Lubert Dr. Howard L. Lubert (Associate Professor, Political Science) published "Sovereignty and Liberty in William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England" in The Review of Politics 72 (Spring 2010). 01
2011 January Publication Hammond Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) published the book, "The Centrality of the Good: Reflections on Politics and Being," by Lexington Press in November 2010. 01
2011 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Children's Code-switching during Imaginary Role Play in Dominica, West Indies" at the 2010 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November. 01
2011 January Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) presented "The University Mission: Jane Stanford and the Uses of California's Spanish Era" at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Richmond in October 2010; "White Gold: Edwin Crocker and Charles Christian Nahl's Sunday Morning in the Mines" at the Southwest Art History Conference in Taos, N.M., in October 2010; and "Buyers' Market: Painting Labor and the Labor of Painting in an Era of Capital" at the Palmer Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania State University, in November 2010. 01
2011 January Presentation McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) and J. Stutzman presented "A taxonomic revision of the endemic members of Cordia L. (Boraginaceae) in the Galapagos Islands" at the Virginia Academy of Science in Harrisonburg. 01
2011 January Presentation Byrne Dr. Jennifer Byrne (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented "Home is where the Heart Is?: National Identity and Attitudes Towards Local Integration Among Liberian Refugees in Ghana" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. 01
2011 January Honor McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) was elected to several leadership positions. He was elected a governing member of the Charles Darwin Foundation, secretary of the Association of Southeastern Biologists and chair of the botany section of the Virginia Academy of Science. 01
2011 January Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $26,795 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for advanced education nursing traineeship for the underserved areas of rural Virginia to support full- and part-time, current and future graduate students in the nurse practitioner and nurse educator tracks at JMU. 01
2011 January Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $4,048 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Wise Woman/Every Woman's Life Program to design, direct, implement and evaluate the project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services. Race also received $2,045 from the Virginia Department of Health for Health Education/Communication Coordinator to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator to coordinate the public education, professional development and recruitment components of Every Woman's Life. 01
2011 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $23,720 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop and deliver courses via distance education, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium 01
2011 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $1,026 from DuPont Crop Protection for crop protection agents to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 01
2011 January Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $85,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the Chesapeake Clean Energy Initiative to further facilitate the development of a community-scale wind power facility on Tangier Island. Miles also received $67,050 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the State Outreach and Speakers Association to provide support to the Virginia Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University to maintain an appropriate rate of responsiveness to the demand in services and to upgrade resources. Miles also received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to repackage the Virginia Renewable Siting Scoring System for wind and wind ordinance training materials, as well as make them available online and to disseminate information through a series of workshops. 01
2011 January Grant Linder Dr. Joshua M. Linder (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $8,870 from the Denver Zoological Park to monitor wildlife and human activities in Korup National Park, Cameroon. 01
2011 January Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,035 from Northwestern University for assessing student spatial thinking skills through classroom video and observation. 01
2011 January Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $1,010 from Harrisonburg Public Schools for Gus Bus Site Visits to provide weekly support in the surrounding area to encourage early learning and literacy. 01
2011 January Grant Goodall Dr. Paul B. Goodall (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from AgWater Technologies LLC to provide opportunities for undergraduates to conduct water testing in conjunction with this industrial partner. 01
2011 January Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $80,000 from the Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics department curriculum. 01
2011 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $75,000 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete the phase I cultural resource inventory of the Middle Marsh Project Area west of Middletown, Va. 01
2011 January Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $700 from the Department of Health and Human Services for National Women's Health Week: Come to the MBC to Learn ABCs to increase participant's awareness of the role of physical activity in reducing the risk for breast cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke. 01
2011 January Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $23,578 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County" for fiscal year 2011. Akerson also received $360 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County." Both grants continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. 01
2010 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Chair of Business Administration) presented a paper, "On the Foundations of Mathematical Economics," at the 11th Workshop on Optimal Control Theory, Dynamic Games, and Nonlinear Dynamics, at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 31. 06
2010 June Presentation Owusu-Ansah Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History; Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Diversity) shared his expertise on the history of Ghana on BBC Radio 5 Live in June. Owusu-Ansah provided commentary on two speeches by Ghana's first post-independent President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The speeches were selected for the "From the Vault" program from Pacifica Radio's audio collection on political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century. 06
2010 June Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $10,444 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to provide a training program that prepares high-school teachers to teach an economic and personal finance course. 06
2010 June Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $18,115 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support geologic mapping and stratigraphic analyses of the eastern half of the Luray 7.5' quadrangle, Virginia. 06
2010 June Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,542 from the National Institutes of Health to create novel strains of B. avium by constructing deletion mutants of candidate virulence associated genes in order to determine their roles in colonization and/or toxicity to epithelial tissues and to develop and use adult tracheal tissues as tools for the characterization of tracheal responses to bacterial factors. 06
2010 June Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of 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. 06
2010 June Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $11,600 from NASA Goddard to probe the high redshift intergalactic background light at optical and UV wavelengths. 06
2010 June Grant Race Nye Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $4,320 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community academic partnerships. 06
2010 June Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,320 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 06
2010 June Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of wind power in Virginia-onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale-by engaging in varying activities in a three-year strategic plan. 06
2010 June Grant Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $92,395 from the National Science Foundation to research how policy disruptions associated with disasters and other extreme events affect governing in the United States. 06
2010 June Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director and Professor, School of Engineering) received $9,885 from TECHLAB Inc. to characterize the flow and pressure characteristics of two cassette designs leading to prototyping to demonstrate new design concepts. 06
2010 June Grant Hughey Foust Dr. Christine A. Hughey (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $14,671 from the National Science Foundation to acquire a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer for interdisciplinary research and teaching in chemistry and biology. 06
2010 June Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received grants of $1,853 and $1,337 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide the use of the university's facilities and services to the center. 06
2010 June Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $2,000 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of a journal called Mind, Brain, Education. 06
2010 June Grant Cushman Nash Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,617 from the City of Harrisonburg to continue archaeological studies on property at the Ralph Sampson Park. 06
2010 June Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $76,634 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to contribute to the Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre survey with analysis of the Herschel data. 06
2010 June Grant Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,287 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to develop and conduct a workshop on persistent bioaccumulative toxics for environmental professionals. 06
2010 June Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,216 from the ORSA Corp. to review an ORSA draft technical report on a new process for the development of nuclear weapons effects data. 06
2010 August Service Yang Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) was elected to the board of directors of the Association of Chinese Political Studies. ACPS is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization for scholarly and professional activities on the study of Chinese politics. 08
2010 August Publication Varga Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology), student J.E. Frick, L.L. Kapa and M.J. Dengler wrote "Developmental changes in inhibition of return from 3 to 6 months of age," which was published in Infant Behavior and Development, 33, 245-249. 08
2010 August Publication Saville Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote "Using evidence-based teaching methods to improve education," which was published in "Essays from e-xcellence in teaching." 08
2010 August Publication Nickels Dr. Cameron C. Nickels (Professor Emeritus, English) wrote "Civil War Humor," which was published by the University Press of Mississippi. The work is the first book to examine humorous popular culture produced during and about the American Civil War. 08
2010 August Publication Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) published "'Afro' Mexico in Black, White and Indian: An Anthropologist Reflects on Fieldwork" in the edited volume "Black Mexico: Race and Society from Colonial to Modern Times," Ben Vinson III and Matthew Restall, editors, University of New Mexico Press. 08
2010 August Publication Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) co-edited Visual Anthropology Review 26, (1), Spring 2010. 08
2010 August Publication Kahn Saville Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor Emeritus, Psychology), Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and C. Bradshaw (student) wrote "To hook up or date: Which gender benefits?" The study was published in Sex Roles. 08
2010 August Publication Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "Surely they don't expect me to teach," which was published in "The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from psychology's exemplary teachers." 08
2010 August Publication Hall Dr. Michael D. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote "Perception of musical sources with impoverished spectral envelopes," which was published in Proceedings of Acoustics Week in Canada 2009 by the Canadian Acoustics Association. Hall, J.W. Beauchamp, A.B. Horner and J.M. Roche wrote "Importance of spectral detail to musical instrument timbre," which was published in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition. 08
2010 August Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote two articles for the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter- "Maltreatment - Long-term effects" (Winter, 2010) and "35 Years of progress in prevention and intervention" (Spring 2010). 08
2010 August Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and students S. Suwal and L.G. Sledd wrote "Services requested and received by consumers with chemical sensitivities at the Centers for Independent Living," which was published in Disability Studies Quarterly. 08
2010 August Publication Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Head and Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Stephen Morris wrote "Corruption and Politics in Latin America," which was published by Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010. 08
2010 August Publication Barron Hulleman Dr. Kenneth E. Barron and Dr. Chris S. Hulleman (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) wrote "Teacher motivation and performance pay: Separating myth from reality," which was published in Phi Delta Kappan. 08
2010 August Publication Barron Briggs Gilligan Staton Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michele Kielty Briggs (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. A. Renee Staton (Professor and Director, Counseling Psychology) wrote "A collaborative approach to evaluating well-being in the middle school setting," which was published in the Journal of School Counseling. 08
2010 August Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Department Head and Professor, Psychology) wrote "Lions, tigers, bears, and everything else: Incorporating a comparative perspective into psychology courses," which was published in the spring 2010 Newsletter of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. 08
2010 August Presentation Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) and student W. Smiley presented "A Systematic Evaluation of the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, May 28-30. 08
2010 August Presentation Varga Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology), J.E. Frick and E. Simpson presented "Toddlers' Understanding of Socially-Shared Directional Cues" at the International Conference on Infant Studies in Baltimore in March. 08
2010 August Presentation Varga Daniel Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) presented "Team-Based Learning strategies: Getting students to take charge of their learning," at the 22nd annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held in Atlanta in February. 08
2010 August Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Professor, Psychology) and student M.B. Black presented "Effects of alcohol preload on alcohol's reinforcing efficacy in college students" at the 36th annual Association for Behavior Analysis conference in San Antonio. At the same conference, Serdikoff and P.A. Halsey presented "Using an adjusting amount procedure to investigate impulsivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats" and Serdikoff and student S.H. Robertson presented "The impact of amphetamine on resistance-to-extinction following single-schedule training." 08
2010 August Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Professor, Psychology) and students S.H. Robertson and P.A. Halsey presented "Assessing the Dynamic Developmental Theory of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder using an animal model: Resistance to change following variable-interval reinforcement" at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Brooklyn, N.Y., in March. 08
2010 August Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Interteaching" in the session "Practicing what you teach: Behavioral approaches to college instruction" at the 36th annual Association for Behavior Analysis conference in San Antonio. At the same conference, Saville and student T. Lambert presented "Increasing the effectiveness of interteaching: Capitalizing on the testing effect" and Saville and student L.A. Mayberry presented "The relation between delay discounting and disordered eating in college women." 08
2010 August Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and T. Lambert (Student) presented "Increasing the efficacy of interteaching: Capitalizing on the testing effect" at the sixth annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis conference in March. At the same conference, Saville and students L. Mayberry and A. Harner presented "Disordered eating and delay discounting in college women,"Saville and students S. O'Brien and K. Balka presented "Discounting of money and Internet time in Internet addicts,"Saville and students T. Cox and K. Wacks presented "Reward magnitude and effort discounting,"Saville and student A. Vanderveldt presented "Social discounting of monetary and non-monetary rewards" and Saville and students T. Cox, S. O'Brien and A. Vanderveldt presented "Interteaching: The impact of clarifying lectures." 08
2010 August Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) was a discussant in a conference on "Ethics and Economics" held at the Venice International University in Italy, July 19-20. 08
2010 August Presentation Reis-Bergan Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and D. Rogers presented "Dilemmas in Advising: Difficult Messages and Strategies for Delivering Them" at the 22nd annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held in Atlanta in February. 08
2010 August Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) presented "Black-Indianness on Mexico's South Pacific Coast: Place and Identity in Performance and Narrative" at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. 08
2010 August Presentation Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students K.C. Davidoff and K.A. Emery presented "Using cognitive moral education to teach psychology and multiculturalism" at the 24th annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Tarrytown, N.Y., in March. Lee and students K.C. Davidoff, K.A. Emery and M.J. Ariale presented "Multiculturalism and moral development: Not just for psychology majors" at the same conference. Lee presented "Research on the Education of Asian and American Pacific Americans: Roundtable 1" at the American Education Research Association annual convention in Denver in April. Lee and student K.C. Davidoff presented "Moral development in teaching psychology and cultural diversity" at the same convention. 08
2010 August Presentation Kaplan Dr. Ulas Kaplan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Moral Development and Moral Sense: A Possible Integration from a Motivational Perspective" at the Society for Research in Adult Development annual symposium in Philadelphia in March. 08
2010 August Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students B.P. Jarvis, B.T. Joachim, A.N. Sorg, D. Melchione, K. Balka and E. Loveless presented "Contingency management for smoking cessation in the workplace" at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York in March. Irons, student J.L. Medina, M.O. Bonn-Miller, J.A. Smits and M.J. Zvolensky presented "Vigorous-intensity exercise mediates the relation between acceptance and coping-oriented alcohol use motives" at the 44th annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference in San Francisco in March. Irons and students E.N. Loveless, B.P. Jarvis, K. Balka, D.M. Melchione, M. Dudkin and D. Savage presented "The Effects of Social Anxiety on Alcohol Choice Among College Students" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, May 28-30. 08
2010 August Presentation Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Contemporary issues surrounding child abuse and neglect," the keynote address at the Understanding and Addressing Child Abuse Conference, Martinsville Public Schools, in April. 08
2010 August Presentation Daniel Zinn Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology), V. Benassi, D. Copeland, S.A. Nolan and H.L. Roediger presented "The Art and Science of Exemplary Teaching" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, May 28-30. 08
2010 August Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) presented "Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Helping Students Create Better PowerPoint" and "Teaching General Psychology as a Gen Ed Course" at the 22nd annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held in Atlanta in February. Daniel, C. Howard, R. Bubb and B. Buskist presented "What Do Teachers Really Assess in General Psychology?" at the conference. Daniel and D. Willingham presented "The Psychology Behind Learning" at the Tomorrow's Professors Today Program at the University of Virginia in April. He presented "Individual Differences in the Classroom: Learning Style, Multiple Intelligences and other Metaphors. If I Only Had A Brain: Mind, Brain and Education. The Ecology of Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in the Real World" at the Virginia Council for Higher Education in Early Childhood Special Education annual professional development seminars in April. Daniel presented "Lost in Translation?: From the Lab to the Classroom and Back" and, with M.L. White-Ajmani, A.N. Christopher and S. Kitayama, "How to Get Published: Guidance From Journal Editors" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, May 28-30. 08
2010 August Presentation Brewster Saville Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and student J. Koepfler presented "Behavioral Control: A Possible Predictor of Police Aggression" at the Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology in Singapore in May. 08
2010 August Presentation Barron Hulleman Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Chris S. Hulleman (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) presented "Introduction to MRI and Motivation Theory" to Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies Inc. in May. 08
2010 August Presentation Barron Hulleman Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Chris S. Hulleman (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and student D.M. Melchione presented "Rethinking Measures of Expectancy-Value Thinking" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, May 28-30. 08
2010 August Presentation Barron Evans Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Professor, Psychology) and student D. Crowley presented "The Role of Motivation in Treatment of ADHD" at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in May. 08
2010 August Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Department Head and Professor, Psychology) and C. Randall presented "Infusing comparative psychology into your courses" at the 22nd annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology held in Atlanta in February. 08
2010 August Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Attempting to understand and being sensitive to client's perspective and perception of their situation" at the annual graduate psychology symposium at Bergen University College in Norway in February. 08
2010 August Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received a career achievement award for her "Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology" from the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists. 08
2010 August Honor Dobransky Dr. Kerry Dobransky (Assistant Professor, Sociology) was awarded the 2010 Award for Best Dissertation in Mental Health from the Section on the Sociology of Mental Health of the American Sociological Association and the 2010 Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Prize from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. 08
2010 August Grant Zullo Dr. Robert H. Zullo (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $16,804 from Travel, Events and Management in Sports for support of the TEAMS 2009 Conference to forge a relationship between TEAMS 2009 and the JMU Sports and Recreation Management graduate program and undergraduate programs. 08
2010 August Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $18,024 from the Virginia Department of Health for a home visiting consortium. Race received $59,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for the provision of training for public health response to sexual and domestic violence to schedule/coordinate and provide training sessions for family planning clinic nurses and home visitors. 08
2010 August Grant Parker Dr. G. Edgar Parker (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $2,404 from the Educational Advancement Foundation for the study of a Moore Method course in analysis to provide useful video packages for enhancement of the video sessions for Moore method seminars and to increase the database from which Moore method can be studied as a viable pedagogy. 08
2010 August Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Shenandoah Valley as a National Demonstration Project Achieving 25 Percent Renewable Energy by the Year 2025" to provide a path forward for Virginia to be the national model in energy implementation as JMU establishes a framework for reaching 25 percent renewable energy before 2025. 08
2010 August Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $14,988 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for "Overcoming the Barriers" to provide individualized programming and/or instructional support to empower individuals who have disabilities with the "tools" they need to successfully participate in community-based recreational programs. 08
2010 August Grant McCabe Conaty-Buck Jennifer A. McCabe (Assistant Director and Associate Professor, East Campus Library Services) and Susan Conaty-Buck (Instructor, Nursing) received $38,595 from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for "Using Informatics to Bridge the Gap in Health Literacy" to develop "talking" touch screen health information kiosks to improve access for adults with low health literacy in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. 08
2010 August Grant Maslen Nash Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science Technology) received two awards of $46,500 and $25,000 from the National Park Service for the cataloging and analysis of archeological artifacts. 08
2010 August Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $499,995 from the National Science Foundation for "Bridging the Valley: A STEP Ahead for STEM Majors" to design and conduct an impact evaluation plan to collect data, track progress and evaluate student outcomes. Kolvoord received $5,000 from Fairfax County Public Schools for a K-12 GIS Software Site License Consortium. 08
2010 August Grant Halling Dr. Dan C. Halling (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $12,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for a graduate assistantship from the audiology program. 08
2010 August Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for "Predicting the future forest underneath a dying eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) stand in a headwater ecosystem: Implications for native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations" to address the question of how the die-off of a hemlock stand and the resulting regenerating forest in a headwater system will affect water temperature and brook trout populations. 08
2010 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $150,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Career Development Academy to offer English literacy civics services to area immigrants and refugees for their achievement of English language proficiency and civic understanding. Foucar-Szocki received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to establish a Community Learning Center at Skyline Middle School. She received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to establish the Smithland Community Learning Center, linking the Big Brothers Big Sisters AMP IT UP Academic Mentoring program and the Career Development Academy Adult and Family Learning Center for quality out-of-school, extended day programming. 08
2010 August Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic)received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for clinic funding in fiscal year 2011. 08
2010 August Grant Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,232 from DuPont Engineering for the development of an in-situ mesocosm test system for manipulative experiments to investigate the impacts of reduced nutrient levels in the South River. 08
2010 August Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and information Assurance) received $3,000 from Science Applications International Corp. for "Evaluation of Nuclear Electromagnetic Effects." 08
2010 September Publication Varga Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "Modified team-based learning in a developmental psychology course," which was published in SRCD Teachers' Corner.s 09
2010 September Publication Kurtz Dr. Jaime L. Kurtz (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and J.D. Royal wrote "I ate what?! The effect of stress and dispositional eating style on food intake and behavioral awareness," which was published in Personality and Individual Differences. 09
2010 September Publication Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote "Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process," which was published by University Press of America in September. 09
2010 September Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology), W.D. Woody and C. Baker wrote "E-books or textbooks: Students prefer textbooks," which was published in Computers and Education. 09
2010 September Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and W.D. Woody wrote "They listen, but do not hear: Retention for podcasted material in a classroom context," which was published in Teaching of Psychology. 09
2010 September Publication Cavalcanti Dr. H.B. Cavalcanti (Professor, Sociology) wrote "The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley: Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations," which was published in September by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This book explores how the practices of local United Church of Christ congregations inside an association in the Shenandoah Valley are being affected by national denominational commitments. 09
2010 September Publication Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), P.W. Wickline and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) wrote "The Rorschach Comprehensive System in Police Psychology," which was published in Personality Assessment in Police Psychology: A 21st Century Perspective, published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher. 09
2010 September Presentation Stoloff Curtis Ramsey Vetrano Wolf-Fike Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), M. E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student), C. Wolf-Fike (Student),M. McCarthy and Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Beyond the Lecture Hall: How Non-Classroom Experiences Contribute to Success and Satisfaction" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Staunton. 09
2010 September Presentation Stoloff Curtis Ramsey Vetrano Wolf-Fike Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), M. E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student), C. Wolf-Fike (Student),M. McCarthy and Dr. Joanne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Staunton. 09
2010 September Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) delivered an invited plenary address "How Nonlinear Dynamics Complicates the Global Warming Problem," at the Sixth Conference on Dynamic Modeling in Economics and Finance at the University of Urbino in Italy Sept. 24. 09
2010 September Presentation Niziurski Price Krakosky Weingarten Fergusson Koepfler Brewster Stoloff J. Niziurski (Student), C. Price (Student), L. Krakosky (Student), S. Weingarten (Student), W. Fergusson (Student), J. Koepfler (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Is IQ Related to Police Performance?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. 09
2010 September Presentation Majors Inman Majors (Associate Professor, English) discussed the craft of writing fiction and talked about his three novels, "The Millionaires," "Wonderdog" and "Swimming in the Sky," at Dalton State College in September. 09
2010 September Presentation Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and D. A. Pastor presented "Multicultural campus climate and discrimination: Impact in divergent ways" at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Diego. 09
2010 September Presentation Koepfler Brewster Stoloff Saville J. Koepfler (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology)presented "Predicting Police Aggressions: Traditional and Non-Traditional Models" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. 09
2010 September Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), C.S. Hulleman and J. Harackiewicz presented "From Practice to Theory and Back Again: The Role of Relevance in Student Motivation" at the 2010 International Conference on Motivation. 09
2010 September Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented "The Difficult Challenge of Needing to Always be Sensitive to Our Client's Perception of Their Circumstances," a plenary address presented at the Help for the Helper Conference in Bergan, Norway. Abrahamson also presented a workshop, "The Difficulties and the Essentiality of Maintaining Productive Relationships with Our Colleagues as We Face the Demanding Dilemmas of Our Work," at the conference. 09
2010 September Honor Haynes Dr. John Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) was awarded the Vincent E. Nelson Award for Best Poster at the Eastern Section Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The poster was titled "What came first: Folding, faulting and fracturing in the Devonian Needmore and Marcellus Shales of Highland County, Virginia." 09
2010 September Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $130,596 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Scaffolding Undergraduate Geoscience Inquiry Using New Loggable Google Earth Explorations" to develop a new level of a 4-dimensional virtual globe that will allow students to explore Earth. 09
2010 September Grant Tucker Brent Dr. William G. Tucker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Robert N. Brent (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $18,755 from the U.S. Geological Survey for the development of the USGS ozonation process for treating acid mine drainage. 09
2010 September Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $175,164 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010. 09
2010 September Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) received $248,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of James Madison University. 09
2010 September Grant Peirrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $175,000 from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research on engineering faculty engagement in Learning Through Service to provide motivation, training and resources to catalyze widespread adoption of Learning Through Service among engineering faculty, departments and colleges interested in offering modern and effective curricula. 09
2010 September Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,543,709 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (from U.S. Department of Energy) for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 09
2010 September Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Professor, Kinesiology) received $2,000 from CVS Caremark for "Overcoming the Barriers" to implement a mentorship program for individuals with disabilities. 09
2010 September Grant Miles Luerssen Holland Wilson Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Wind for Schools" in Virginia to formalize the Wind Applications Center at James Madison University and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for kindergarten-12th grade schools in Virginia. 09
2010 September Grant McKown Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,697 from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Virginia to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further elucidate the nature of the lacritin cell surface-binding complex. 09
2010 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $192,378 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for ARRA-Equipment to enhance training for health professionals. 09
2010 September Grant Maslen Enedy Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $7,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to support responsibilities and planning activities of the alliance. 09
2010 September Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $34,125 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio. 09
2010 September Grant Kalupa The School of Communication Studies received $114,180 from the U.S. Army and War College for Dr. Frank Kalupa (Professor, Communication Studies) to serve as the Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication at the U.S. Army War College. (This updated announcement modifies a July 2010 scholarly news note and clarifies that Dr. Kalupa is serving as the visiting professor. 09
2010 September Grant Heydari Tjaden Buchholz Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Florian Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $31,601 from the Department of Defense for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program for fiscal year 2011 to implement a high-school cyber defense camp and competition and continue the development of the Computer Forensics Lab. 09
2010 September Grant Havey Dr. Daniel K. Havey (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $91,045 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the development of a point source photoacoustic greenhouse gas sensor for carbon dioxide. 09
2010 September Grant Harris Minbiole Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $170,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Amphibian Defense: Mutualistic Microbes and their Antifungal Metabolites" to study the ecological context of chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease, in order to understand and eventually control the disease. 09
2010 October Publication Rosser Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an essay, "How Complex are the Austrians?" as a chapter in "What is Austrian about Austrian Economics? Volume 14 of Advances in Austrian Economics," edited by Roger Koppl, Steven Horwitz and Pierre Desrochers.er 10
2010 October Publication Minskoff A book written by Dr. Esther H. Minskoff (Professor Emerita, Special Education) and Dr. David H. Allsopp has been translated into Korean. "Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with LD and ADHD" was published by Brookes Publishing. 10
2010 October Presentation Stoloff Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), M.E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student) and M. McCarthy presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Professor, Psychology) and K.H. Fulcher presented "A Comprehensive System for Conducting Quality Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Reis-Bergan Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Assessing Community Service Learning Outcomes: Academic Content and Social Responsibility" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Director, Communication Studies) presented "Beyond Girl Power: Girls' Studies In and Out of the Academy" at the State University of New York Cortland's international conference on "Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals" in October. 10
2010 October Presentation Harris Lee Martino-McAllister Pastor Varga Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Professor, Health Sciences; Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education), Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) and Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A 5-year follow-up: Assessing cognitive outcomes" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Barron Stoloff Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), M. Levinstein (Student), A. Marston (Student), D. Melchione (Student), H. Mertins (Student), O. Naumenko (Student), A. Swinson (Student) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Creating a New Model to Involve Students in All Phases of Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,756 from the National Science Foundation to use the capabilities of the Google Earth Application Program Interface to create new learning experiences for formal and informal geoscience students of all ages. 10
2010 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $151,605 from the International Research and Exchange Board to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2010 October Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from the city of Harrisonburg to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. Reeves received $5,676 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the center to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 10
2010 October Grant Radizwill Dr. Nicole M. Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,810 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for "OKES: An Open Knowledge Exchange System to Promote Meta-Disciplinary Collaboration Based on Socio-Technical Principles" to manage the automation of data collection from OKES to provide an extensible repository of research metadata that describes the evolution of user behavior and knowledge creation. 10
2010 October Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $20,000 from the Virginia Center on Aging for "The Life of a Caregiver Simulation Project" to develop a simulated learning experience designed to address gaps in learner knowledge and understanding by providing students with opportunities to immediately apply what they have learned in the simulation to real-life service learning activities that include providing respite and companion care to family caregivers in the community. 10
2010 October Grant Luerssen Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative) received $2,213 from the Science Museum of Virginia to provide support to the Science on a Sphere project as an advisor to the SMV sphere interpretive program. 10
2010 October Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $54,015 from Passy-Muir Inc. for consulting services to provide feedback on the product ideas and prototypes for the vibrotactile device, to consult with Passy-Muir in the development of educational materials related to the device and to provide written reports. 10
2010 October Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center -$1,541,968 and $247,692 to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2010 October Grant Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $38,919 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "Tobacco Use Among Youth Receiving Public Behavioral Healthcare Services" to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and to determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,145 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide the use of the university's facilities and services to the center. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Wiggins Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Jane R. Wiggins (Program Director, Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia) received $114,897 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. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $423,559 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2010-2011" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 10
2010 October Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $350,000 from Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in Communication Science and Disorders. Dudding also received $26,193 from the Virginia Department of Education to assess the feasibility of telepractice in speech language pathology to address the shortage of qualified personnel in Virginia's public schools. 10
2010 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $46,236 from the Valley Health System, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, for Healthy Families Shenandoah County to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $9,210 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services in fiscal year 2011. 10
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2010 September Grant Brakke Wiggins Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) and Dr. Bruce A. Wiggins (Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for "Aquatic Macroinvertebrate and Air Pollution Assessment" to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the macroinvertebrate data from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests using water chemistry and other ancillary resource data to assess the impacts of management activities, and demonstrate how information can be used to describe air pollution impacts stream ecosystems. 09
2010 October Publication Rosser Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an essay, "How Complex are the Austrians?" as a chapter in "What is Austrian about Austrian Economics? Volume 14 of Advances in Austrian Economics," edited by Roger Koppl, Steven Horwitz and Pierre Desrochers. 10
2010 October Publication Minskoff A book written by Dr. Esther H. Minskoff (Professor Emerita, Special Education) and Dr. David H. Allsopp has been translated into Korean. "Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with LD and ADHD" was published by Brookes Publishing. 10
2010 October Presentation Stoloff Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), M.E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student) and M. McCarthy presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Professor, Psychology) and K.H. Fulcher presented "A Comprehensive System for Conducting Quality Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Reis-Bergan Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Assessing Community Service Learning Outcomes: Academic Content and Social Responsibility" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Director, Communication Studies) presented "Beyond Girl Power: Girls' Studies In and Out of the Academy" at the State University of New York Cortland's international conference on "Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals" in October. 10
2010 October Presentation Harris Lee Martino-McAllister Pastor Varga Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Professor, Health Sciences; Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education), Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) and Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A 5-year follow-up: Assessing cognitive outcomes" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Barron Stoloff Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), M. Levinstein (Student), A. Marston (Student), D. Melchione (Student), H. Mertins (Student), O. Naumenko (Student), A. Swinson (Student) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Creating a New Model to Involve Students in All Phases of Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,756 from the National Science Foundation to use the capabilities of the Google Earth Application Program Interface to create new learning experiences for formal and informal geoscience students of all ages. 10
2010 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $151,605 from the International Research and Exchange Board to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2010 October Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from the city of Harrisonburg to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. Reeves received $5,676 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the center to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 10
2010 October Grant Radizwill Dr. Nicole M. Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,810 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for "OKES: An Open Knowledge Exchange System to Promote Meta-Disciplinary Collaboration Based on Socio-Technical Principles" to manage the automation of data collection from OKES to provide an extensible repository of research metadata that describes the evolution of user behavior and knowledge creation. 10
2010 October Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $20,000 from the Virginia Center on Aging for "The Life of a Caregiver Simulation Project" to develop a simulated learning experience designed to address gaps in learner knowledge and understanding by providing students with opportunities to immediately apply what they have learned in the simulation to real-life service learning activities that include providing respite and companion care to family caregivers in the community. 10
2010 October Grant Luerssen Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative) received $2,213 from the Science Museum of Virginia to provide support to the Science on a Sphere project as an advisor to the SMV sphere interpretive program. 10
2010 October Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $54,015 from Passy-Muir Inc. for consulting services to provide feedback on the product ideas and prototypes for the vibrotactile device, to consult with Passy-Muir in the development of educational materials related to the device and to provide written reports. 10
2010 October Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center -$1,541,968 and $247,692 to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2010 October Grant Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $38,919 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "Tobacco Use Among Youth Receiving Public Behavioral Healthcare Services" to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and to determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,145 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide the use of the university's facilities and services to the center. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Wiggins Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Jane R. Wiggins (Program Director, Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia) received $114,897 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. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $423,559 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2010-2011" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 10
2010 October Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $350,000 from Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in Communication Science and Disorders. Dudding also received $26,193 from the Virginia Department of Education to assess the feasibility of telepractice in speech language pathology to address the shortage of qualified personnel in Virginia's public schools. 10
2010 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $46,236 from the Valley Health System, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, for Healthy Families Shenandoah County to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $9,210 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services in fiscal year 2011. 10
2010 October Exhibition Freeburg Gary Freeburg (Director, Sawhill Gallery) exhibited photographs and graphite drawings of the Valley of Fire in Nevada's Mojave Desert at the Arts Council of the Valley's Smith House in Harrisonburg in October. 10
2010 November Presentation Nash Dr. Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) presented "Middle Atlantic Archaeology" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University on Nov. 15. 11
2010 November Presentation Hardwick Dr. Kevin Hardwick (Associate Professor, History) presented the 10th Annual Governor Henry Lecture Nov. 16 at the Library of Virginia and Nov. 17 at Hampden-Sydney College. Hardwick's topic, "Partners in Patriotism: Patrick Henry, George Mason, and the Virginia Ratification Debate of 1788," explores the relationship of Henry and Mason over a quarter of a century, from the struggle for independence through the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Rights and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Library of Virginia and Hampden-Sydney College sponsor the Annual Governor Henry Lectures. 11
2010 November Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $78,581 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 11
2010 November Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 11
2010 November Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $227,854 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 11
2010 November Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health (through the University of Virginia) for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 11
2010 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,325 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain real-life, hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 11
2010 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $181,319 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Radio Community Service Grant. 11
2010 November Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $4,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation and $724 from the Naomi D. Kern Memorial Foundation for the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at James Madison University. 11
2010 November Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for fiscal year 2011. 11
2010 November Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) received $6,000 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society for the Pedagogical Innovations Project to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of the journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 11
2010 November Grant Critizer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $68,782 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic for fiscal year 2011. 11
2010 November Exhibition Anderson Jason Anderson (Graduate Student, Art and Art History) exhibited "reflections from a troubled past," a mixed-media show Nov. 5-29 at the Arts Council of the Valley's Smith House. 11
2010 November Presentation Nash Dr. Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) presented "Middle Atlantic Archaeology" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University on Nov. 15. 11
2010 November Presentation Hardwick Dr. Kevin Hardwick (Associate Professor, History) presented the 10th Annual Governor Henry Lecture Nov. 16 at the Library of Virginia and Nov. 17 at Hampden-Sydney College. Hardwick's topic, "Partners in Patriotism: Patrick Henry, George Mason, and the Virginia Ratification Debate of 1788," explores the relationship of Henry and Mason over a quarter of a century, from the struggle for independence through the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Rights and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Library of Virginia and Hampden-Sydney College sponsor the Annual Governor Henry Lectures. 11
2010 November Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $78,581 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 11
2010 November Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 11
2010 November Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $227,854 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 11
2010 November Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health (through the University of Virginia) for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 11
2010 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,325 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain real-life, hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 11
2010 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $181,319 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Radio Community Service Grant. 11
2010 November Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $4,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation and $724 from the Naomi D. Kern Memorial Foundation for the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at James Madison University. 11
2010 November Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for fiscal year 2011. 11
2010 December Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented two papers, "Complexity and Emergence in Austrian Economics" and "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan" with Dr.Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics), at the Southern Economic Association meetings in Atlanta Nov. 20-22. During a meeting in Cully, Switzerland, Nov. 18-19, he co-founded with 13 others a new group dealing with Non-Equilibrium Social Sciences (NESS).ts 12
2010 December Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Biomineralization templated by chiral molecules and design of biocompatible materials" to design appropriate model systems for biomineralization that will help disentangle the complicated interactions at the protein-biomineral interface. 12
2010 December Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for the "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA, for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis." 12
2010 December Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Conformational Stability Differences between Extremophilic and 'Normal' Inosine-5'-monophosphate Dehydrogenase" to provide greater insight into how the subtle differences in primary structure confer to protein stability. 12
2010 December Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $315,377 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 T/TAC Self-Determination Priority Project to support state-directed activities of the Virginia Department of Education and the Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 12
2010 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $27,711 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation for the Erbach Property Cultural Resource Assessment to identify the range of cultural resources/archaeological sites existing on the Erbach property as well as to maximize understanding of the military and domestic historic use of the land. Geier also received $10,000 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete phase I of the Middle Marsh Parcel west of Middletown, Va. 12
2010 December Grant Foust Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $3,000 from Transprint USA Inc. for the Transprint Joint Development Agreement to make available a variety of facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, expertise and services to Transprint USA Inc. 12
2010 December Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masers: How to find enough of them to understand our universe?" to identify the physical conditions that show the strongest links to maser activity and thus to provide efficient criteria for mega-maser hunting. 12
2010 December Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for investigating the role of dengue virus E protein in dengue virus-induced arthralgia to investigate both the potential direct effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes, as well as a potential indirect effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes by using macrophages pre-treated with dengue E protein, followed by co-culture with chondrocytes. 12
2010 December Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and information Assurance) received $5,000 from Science Applications International Corp. to participate in the Balanced Electromagnetic Hardening Technology Program kickoff meeting. 12
2010 December Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,040 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County Safe and Stable Families" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $720 and $360 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for Healthy Families Shenandoah County. 12
2010 July Service Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) is a member of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2016. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. 07
2010 July Service Ford Kirk Dr. Karen A. Ford (Professor, Social Work) and Dr. Gary R. Kirk (Assistant Professor, Political Science) are working with the local chapter of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, JMU"'s Outreach and Engagement and the Community Foundation to provide management and leadership training to staff and board members from regional nonprofit organizations. The Nonprofit Institute spans seven months and includes training from leaders and experts in the field of nonprofit management. Students who complete the program earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. 07
2010 July Publication Schick Mankowski McDonnell Bryant Wendt Moghtader Dr. Kurt Schick (Director, JMU Learning Centers; Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication), Olivia Mankowski (Peer Tutor, University Writing Center), Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center), Tiffany Bryant (Graduate Assistant, University Writing Center), Alicia Wendt (Peer Tutor, University Writing Center) and Dr. Michael Moghtader (Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published an article, "The Idea of a Writing Center Course," in The Writing Lab Newsletter (May/June). 07
2010 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an article, "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, July 2010, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 3-11. This is the lead article in a special issue on Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Economic Complexity that contains papers that were presented at a conference of that name on the JMU campus in May 2008. Rosser organized and hosted the conference. 07
2010 July Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) published "U.S. Interests in Promoting Security across the Sahara" in the journal of American Foreign Policy Interest. The essay argues how America needs to be proactive in promoting a resolution of conflict for security across the Sahara border on the basis of only political realism. 07
2010 July Publication Kirk Dr. Gary R. Kirk (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and alumna Beth Vahabzadeh Nolan wrote "Nonprofit mission statement focus and financial performance," an article published in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 473-490, 2010. 07
2010 July Publication Eksterowicz Hastedt Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor Emeritus, Political Science) and Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Justice Studies; Professor, Political Science) wrote a book, "Presidents and War," that was published by NOVA Science Publishers, New York, in August 2010. From August 2010 until December 2010, the journal White House Studies, which is edited by Eksterowicz, will publish issues on the topics of Presidential Power, Popular Culture and the Presidency. 07
2010 July Publication Cohen Dr. Martin Cohen (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published a book review of "Reforming the presidential Nomination Process," edited by Steven S. Smith and Melanie J. Springer, in the June 2010 issue of Perspectives on Politics. 07
2010 July Presentation Schubert Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Taking Tutors out of the Center: Shaping Peer Tutors into Professional Participants in the Discipline," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Newark in April. 07
2010 July Presentation Nelson Whitfield Moreau Dr. Leigh Nelson (Associate Professor, Communication Studies), Dr. Toni Whitfield (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) and Michelle Moreau (Coordinator, Communication Center; Lecturer, Communication Studies) presented a paper, "Help-Seeking Behaviors, Communication Anxiety, and Communication Center Usage", at the Southern States Communication Conference in Memphis in April. 07
2010 July Presentation McDonnell Thomas Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) and Dr. Mark Thomas (Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Sixth-Sense Sessions: When Writers Bend and Stretch the Truth," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Newark in April. 07
2010 July Presentation Jamal Dr. Manal A. Jamal (Assistant Professor, Political Science) traveled to Barcelona in July to address the World Congress on Middle Eastern Studies, the world"'s largest congress of scholars and experts in the field of Middle East Studies. Jamal, a former journalist and researcher in the Palestine territories, presented her work on "Beyond Islamist Strategies and Responses: Hamas and the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Elections" as part of a panel dedicated to exploring Palestinian Political Science 2/2: Electoral Strategies, the Case of Hamas. 07
2010 July Presentation Featherstone McDonnell Schick Schubert Thomas Wulf Jared Featherstone (Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Technical Communication), Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center), Dr. Kurt Schick (Director, JMU Learning Centers; Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication), Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center), Dr. Mark Thomas (Assistant Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication/University Writing Center) and Christina Wulf (Graduate Assistant, University Writing Center) presented "A Writing Center Greenhouse: Transplanting Expertise Across the Curriculum" at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Bloomington in May. 07
2010 July Grant Zingraff Hubbell Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Richard Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $1,063,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and to encourage them to adopt healthy habits. 07
2010 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $77,237 from the Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 07
2010 July Grant Whitmeyer Eaton Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $21,648 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support bedrock and surficial geologic mapping projects along the Interstate 81 corridor in western Virginia. 07
2010 July Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $45,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons as well as the study of photonuclear reactions at low energy. 07
2010 July Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of State to provide a training course for teachers on literacy teaching methods to provide new methods and techniques for teaching literacy to Iraqi citizens. Swayne also received $215,554 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills addressing the needs of middle- and high-school teachers and principals. 07
2010 July Grant Sharma Dr. Dinesh R. Sharma (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $6,277 from Florida State University to perform all statistical analyses on both pilot and interim main study data, to conduct data quality assurance assessments as well as data screening and testing of parametric assumptions and to generate statistical reports with tabular presentation and figures. 07
2010 July Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received from the U.S. Department of State $54,862 to provide additional staffing support for PM/WRA through the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Humanitarian Mine Action Fellowship; $125,000 to benefit survivors of conflict in multiple countries by conducting peer-to-peer support activities; $522,502 to maintain the Mine Action Information Center website, publish and maintain new resources and upgrade when necessary as well as to maintain and annually update the Online Global Mine Action Registry; and 32,490 to research and develop a training strategy that will improve management skills for Iraqi mid-level mangers involved in mine and ERW action activities. 07
2010 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 07
2010 July Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English speaking clients. Race also received from the Virginia Department of Health $135,278 to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMEN/Every Women"'s Life project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services; $68,207 to provide the position of health/education/communication coordinator to coordinate the public education, professional development and recruitment components of Every Women"'s Life; and $47,000 to provide management services and implement the Virginia Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program. 07
2010 July Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Donald R. Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $206,207 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for its regional members, to prospects, existing business and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. 07
2010 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $48,577 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC, which serves as an advocate for developing the technological and workforce development infrastructure required to support technology-related industries in the region. 07
2010 July Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $128,000 from the National Science Foundation to explore the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hardonization, and measurements of fundamental quantities. 07
2010 July Grant Newbold Nash Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,500 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to continue the eighth season of the archaeological study in the Wintergreen development. 07
2010 July Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to localize the beta-amylase BAM proteins and to generate mutants and transgenic plants with which to begin to understand their function. 07
2010 July Grant Kalupa The School of Communication Studies received $114,180 from the U.S. Army and War College for Dr. Frank B. Kalupa (Professor, Communication Studies) to serve as the Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication at the U.S. Army War College. (This entry has been updated to clarify that Dr. Kalupa is serving as the visiting professor.) 07
2010 July Grant Lawler Dr. Richard R. Lawler (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $59,992 from the National Science Foundation to determine how life history traits are influences by genetic, sex-specific and ecological factors in a species with a slow life history schedule. 07
2010 July Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $1,200 from the Virginia Academy of Science to determine if IL-3 influences susceptibility to malaria infection by regulating the production of cytokines, which have the ability to influence disease severity. 07
2010 July Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kygerr (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $96,998 from the U.S. Department of Education to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high-incidence disabilities in K-12 classrooms. 07
2010 July Grant Kennedy Patricia A. Kennedy (Program Coordinator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $ 9,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to combine the strengths of the Healthy Families of Page County program with the Reading Road Show"'s Gus Bus Program to help at-risk new parents and young families. 07
2010 July Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to probe the structure of the crust and mantle beneath the Shenandoah Valley. 07
2010 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $125,000 from Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to build collaborative partnerships between public and private entities to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn. 07
2010 July Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish and distribute three volumes of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter throughout Virginia. 07
2010 July Grant Gabrielle Dr. Mark L. Gabrielle (Associate Professor, Biology) received $52,771 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to provide insights concerning what factors are critical for establishing integrative auditory networks and if/how they are influenced/compromised by current/emerging approaches for treating the hearing impaired. 07
2010 July Grant Elliott Cheryl J. Elliott (Assistant Director for Marketing and External Relations, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $30,997 from the University of Virginia to create a "Building Resilient Communities" guide for Virginia localities that will connect the Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resiliency Strategic Plan to local government. 07
2010 July Grant Dean Arthur T. Dean (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $50,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professor-in-Residence program to the middle- school level. 07
2010 July Grant Courtier Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $35,000 from the Research Corporation to improve understanding of mantle composition, convection and heat flow. 07
2010 July Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to explore the role of 5HT neurotransmission in the raphe pallidus, an area of the brainstem that likely mediates the autonomic and behavioral responses of the thermoregulatory system. 07
2010 July Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology, Geology and Environmental Science) received $107,500 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide final rankings of West Virginia and Maryland brook trout habitats to resiliency to climate change. 07
2010 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,517 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Page County by providing education, resources and support. 07
2010 May Presentation Rosser J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. (Professor of Economics; Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper entitled "On the Foundations of Mathematical Economics" at the 11th Workshop on Optimal Control Theory, Dynamic Games, and Nonlinear Dynamics, at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 31, 2010. 05
2010 May Publication Whitmeyer Nicoletti Dr. Steven N. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Jeremy Nicoletti (student) wrote an article, "The digital revolution in geologic mapping," for the GSA Today, a publication of the Geological Society of America. The article appeared in the April/May 2010 issue. 05
2010 May Publication Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) had one of the images from his photo blog on birds and butterflies selected for inclusion in Cornell University's encyclopedia, "Birds of North America Online," and another featured in an exhibition at the visitor's center at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and at some National Wildlife Refuges. 05
2010 May Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a book, "European Economics at the Crossroads," coauthored with Richard P.F. Holt and David Colander. The book was published by Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, United Kingdom, and Northampton, Mass., and was simultaneously released in hardback and paperback. 05
2010 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) contributed an essay, "The Somali Solution to the Somali Crisis," in the annual volume of the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. 05
2010 May Publication O Conner Thomas O. O'Connor (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Culture and Contradiction in Graham Greene," which was published in the International Journal of Arts in Society, Vol. 4, 2009. 05
2010 May Publication Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote "Never Thot This Could Happen in the South!" for the Appalachian Journal. 05
2010 May Publication Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Good, Bad — and Does it Matter? An American Professor Evaluates Ukraine's Image in the U.S.A.," which was published in Willard Marketing Monthly, Kyiv, Ukraine, September 2009. Guiniven also wrote "Supreme Court Expansion of First Amendment Freedoms is No Gift to PR Practitioners," which was published in The Public Relations Strategist, Spring 2010. 05
2010 May Publication Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Can Student Screenwriters Provide Valuable Criticism to Their Peers? Yes Maybe," which was published in the Journal of Media Education, January 2010. Greene also produced "JMU's Semester in Florence: Living The Dream," a promotional video for JMU's Office of International Programs. 05
2010 May Publication Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote an article, "Heroes of Hell Hole Swamp," which was published in Southern Cultures, an interdisciplinary journal published by the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Flamiano also wrote "Japanese American Internment in Popular Magazines: Race, Citizenship and Gender in World War II Photojournalism" for Journalism History. 05
2010 May Presentation Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) led a panel on "Blogging as a Classroom Teaching Tool" at the National Convention of the College Media Advisers in New York City. 05
2010 May Presentation O Conner Thomas O. O'Connor (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Graham Greene: Culture and Contradiction" at the International Conference on the Arts in Society in Venice, Italy, in July 2009. 05
2010 May Presentation McHardy Thomas J. McHardy (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Teaching on the Road: Film Studies in a Summer Abroad Program" at the 2009 University Film and Video Association Conference in New Orleans. McHardy also exhibited an interactive guide to the Z1U camera, a tutorial he is developing for one of his courses. 05
2010 May Presentation Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Effectiveness and Ethics of Cause-Marketing: A Front-Burner Issue" at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami in April. Guiniven presented "Accessorize for America: The Role of PR in Creating the Consumer Nations and the Ethical Implications Going Forward" to the Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley, Oct. 27, 2009. 05
2010 May Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented on two panels, "You Can't Shoot a Dream, You Can Only Shoot a Story: A Producer's View of Documentary Scripts" and "The Photoboard: Storyboarding Without a Pencil," at the 2010 Broadcast Education Association Convention in April. 05
2010 May Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Director and Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented on two panels, "Developing Websites with Content Management Systems: Helping Students Help Clients" and "Collaboration and Learning via Social Media in Study Abroad," at the Broadcast Education Association Convention in Las Vegas in April. 05
2010 May Honor Dobransky Dr. Kerry Dobransky (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received the American Sociological Association's 2010 Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation in Medical Sociology Award. 05
2010 May Grant Tongen Taalman Warne Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Associate Professor, Mathematics), Dr. Laura A. Taalman (Associate Professor, Mathematics) and Dr. Paul G. Warne (Associate Professor, Mathematics) received $27,499 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue the M3 summer program to foster mathematical development and personal mentorship. 05
2010 May Grant Jenkins Chelsea L. Jenkins (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $710,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to improve air quality through the replacement of school buses and construction equipment engines and to increase the efficiency of school buses through combining idle reduction technology and low rolling resistance tires. 05
2010 May Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,286 from the Office on Children and Youth to support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. 05
2010 May Grant Geier Courtier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $1,083 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to review historic and archaeological data that will be used to provide a context for the interpretation of prehistoric and historic cultural remains identified on the Ramseur's Hill Parcel. 05
2010 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $110,000 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct a Phase I historical archaeological program that will result in the location, description and preliminary assessment of those prehistoric and historic sites lying within the project area. 05
2010 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 05
2010 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited two paintings, "I Remember South Dakota" and "Sheep, Cape St. Mary's," in the exhibit "The Paul Hartley Legacy" at the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, N.C., in January and February and at the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina in March and April. Maune is one of about 100 of Hartley's former students selected by a committee for the exhibition honoring his late mentor. Maune's painting, "The Red House, Monhegan Island," was selected and purchased by The Ambiance Group, a fine art consulting firm in Nashville, for the permanent collection of the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital. 05
2010 May Award Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Ron Osgood of Indiana University won an Award of Excellence from the Videographer Awards in the interactive/DVD category for the DVD that accompanies their textbook, "Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age." 05
2010 May Award Hinshaw Grundmann Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) have won four national awards for "Geometry Rules," a 15-minute educational video that illustrates the uses of geometry in the workplace and in games and sports. Designed for middle-school students, the video won the Best of Competition (faculty videos, educational/instructional) in the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, a Telly bronze award, an Aegis Award and an Award of Excellence from the Videographers Awards. 05
2010 April Service Dr. James M. Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) was named president-elect of the University Continuing Education Association at the professional organization's 95th annual conference in April. Shaeffer has served on the association's board of directors for more than 10 years and has been UCEA's treasurer since 2006. 04
2010 April Service Dr. Harry L. Reif Dr. Harry L. Reif (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) was reappointed to a third term as a commissioner to the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. Reif is one of 50 commissioners of the international accreditation body. 04
2010 April Publication Dr. J. Peter Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Iran's Threat to the Strait of Hormuz: A Realist Assessment," which was published in the journal American Foreign Policy Interests. Pham wrote a review of "The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution," by Amir Taheri for the same journal. He also wrote an essay "Anti-Piracy, Adrift," which was published in the spring 2010 issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs. Pham wrote a chapter, "Nigeria's Foreign Policy: An Inquiry into Sources and Prospects," published in "The EU and Africa: In Search of Strategic Partnership," a book edited by Professor Manuela Franco, the former minister of foreign affairs of Portugal. The book was published by the Portuguese Institute of International Relations. Pham wrote an article, 'Not Another Failed State: Toward a Realistic Solution in the Western Sahara,' which was published in the first issue of the Journal of the Middle East and Africa in April. He also wrote a review essay on 'Somaliland: An African Struggle for Nationhood and International Recognition' by Iqbal D. Jhazbhay for the new journal. Pham is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal, the first refereed publication to cover both the entire continent of Africa and the Greater Middle East region. The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa publishes the new journal. 04
2010 April Publication Dr. Diane C. Lending Dr. Diane C. Lending (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "Using a Wiki to Collaborate on a Study Guide," which was published in the Journal of Information Systems Education, Vol. 21(1). 04
2010 April Grant William R. Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $36,250 from the Center for Civic Education to build upon the expansion, enhancement and rebuilding efforts for the Madison Institute's third year of coordinating "We the People: Project Citizen." 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $315,520 from the National Science Foundation to provide a summer mathematics Research for Undergraduates program that provides a more synergistic research experience for mathematics and statistics majors and complements the current REU programs. 04
2010 April Grant Henry A. Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $440,523 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 04
2010 April Grant Gary S. Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $52,500 from the Virginia Department of Health to assist the VDH Office of Dental Health in the development and implementation of training for home visitors. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole Dr. Daniel M. Downey Dr. Debra L. Mohler Dr. Gina M. MacDonald Dr. Reid N. Harris Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Debra L. Mohler (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $299,810 from the National Science Foundation to acquire a LCMS System to enhance undergraduate research at JMU and Mary Baldwin College. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Robert L. McKown Dr. Ronald W. Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $36,984 from EyeRx Research Inc. to demonstrate that lacritin has properties to cure established infections in a rabbit model and to investigate the potential for lacritin as a preservative in topical eye drops. 04
2010 April Grant Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $25,777 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 04
2010 April Grant Carol A. Fleming Carol A. Fleming (Director, Outreach Programs) received $13,500 from The Wolf Trap Foundation for a one-week residency program to join preschool and kindergarten teachers in the classroom to infuse the performing arts into their standard lesson plans to support young children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Daniel M. Downey Dr. Gina M. MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation to provide research experiences for undergraduate students that includes opportunities in the sub-disciplines of analytical, biochemistry, synthesis, natural products and spectroscopy. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Pauline K. Cushman Dr. Carole L. Nash Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $915 from the city of Harrisonburg to conduct an archaeological study on property now included in Ralph Sampson Park. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Harold M. Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,000 from NASA to contribute to the Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimeter survey with analaysis of the Herschel data. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Robert N. Brent Dr. Robert N. Brent (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,309 from DuPont Engineering to design, construct and field test a flow-through gravel/cobble bottom artificial stream for experiments in the South River. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $28,475 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the Early Childhood Special Education Academy. 04
2010 April Grant Dr. Thomas R. Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $40,515 from DuPont to provide three student interns who will assist in an ecological study that seeks to understand the fate and effects of mercury on the South River and its associated ecosystem. 04
2010 April Award Moghtader Dr. Michael M. Moghtader (Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication; Interim Coordinator, Cluster Two, General Education) is one of 10 advisers from universities across the country awarded the 2010 Outstanding Adviser in the faculty advising category by the National Academic Advising Association. 04
2010 March Publication Spivey Robinson Dr. Sue E. Spivey (Professor, Justice Studies) and Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Associate Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) wrote "Genocidal Intentions: Social Death and the Ex-Gay Movement," which was published in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, 5(1), 68-88. 03
2010 March Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a chapter, "Constructivist Logic and Emergent Evolution in Economic Complexity," in Computability, Constructive and Behavioural Economic Dynamics: Essays in Honour of Kumaraswamy (Vela) Velupillai, 184-197, Routledge. 03
2010 March Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen C. Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) and Colin Campbell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wrote "Isomorphism, Institutional Parochialism, and the Sociology of Religion," which was published in The American Sociologist, 41(1), 31-47. 03
2010 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) reviewed Edward N. Luttwak's "The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire," in the Royal United Services Institute Journal. Pham also wrote a chapter, "AFRICOM: Terrorism and Security Challenges in Africa," published in U.S. Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges. 03
2010 March Publication Kruck Harris Cushman Anderson Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems), Nancy L. Harris (Lecturer, Computer Science), Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) and Dr. Robin D. Anderson (Associate Director, Assessment and Research Studies) published "Technology Majors: Why are Women Absent," in the Journal for Computer Information Systems, 50(2), Winter 2009-10, 23-30. 03
2010 March Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) presented a paper, "Can Economics of Civilization Encompass New Institutional and New Traditional Economics? The Case of Neo-Confucian Korea," at the Eastern Economic Association conference in Philadelphia, Feb. 26-28. 03
2010 March Presentation Geier Courtier Wood Mort Tinkham Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology), Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Alyson Wood (Senior Field Archaeologist, Archaeology Lab), April K. Mort (Student, Geology and Environmental Studies) and Kimberly Tinkham (Research Associate, Archaeology Lab) presented papers at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Ocean City, Md. Wood presented "An Objective Approach to Understanding Data Recovered During Metal Detection at Cedar Creek Battlfield through the Quantitative Examination of Variables," which was recognized as the most outstanding presentation at the conference. Mort presented a paper that was co-authored with Courtier, "Ground Penetrating Radar Study of Site 44STO286: Military Encampment at Camp Misery, Virginia."Geier presented "More Chaos at Meadow Brook," a paper he wrote with Tinkham that assessed the results of field methods applied at military sites associated with the Battle of Cedar Creek in Frederick County. 03
2010 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide funding for a high-quality health and physical education content/teaching summer institute. 03
2010 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from the city of Harrisonburg, $1,500 from Page County and $500 from Highland County to support the Small Business Development Center. 03
2010 March Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,250 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to develop and implement a training module for the Spanish-speaking immigrant populations in order to increase knowledge about alcohol and substance abuse as well as treatment resources in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham community. Race also received grants of $93,907 and $57,274 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide training development and provisions for the Home Visiting Consortium. 03
2010 March Grant Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,000 from the Verizon Foundation to provide sponsorship of the innovation in kindergarten-12 education at the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Gala. 03
2010 March Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,687,504 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 03
2010 March Grant Miles Papadakis Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $18,750 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of wind power in Virginia (onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale) by engaging in varying activities in a three-year strategic plan. 03
2010 March Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $294,131 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to provide administration, management and consultancy services to the department in support of small wind projects in the state. Miles also received $40,000 from the department to continue implementing the Wind Powering America program. 03
2010 March Grant Lovin Kidd Dr. LouAnn Lovin (Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received grants of $335,276 and $226,805 from the Virginia Department of Education to enhance teachers' content knowledge of the mathematics embedded within Virginia's 2009 k-3 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 4-6 Mathematics Standards of Learning, respectively. 03
2010 March Grant Lovin Kidd Dr. LouAnn Lovin (Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received grants of $335,276 and $226,805 from the Virginia Department of Education to enhance teachers' content knowledge of the mathematics embedded within Virginia's 2009 k-3 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 4-6 Mathematics Standards of Learning, respectively. 03
2010 March Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,700 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to sponsor the third National Summit on Geospatial Technologies, a two-day conference on the use of geospatial technologies across the kindergarten-12 curriculum, coupled with a two-day workshop on geospatial technologies for Virginia secondary geography instructors. 03
2010 March Grant Kaufman Hartman Abram T. Kaufman (Coordinator, Facilities Management) and Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $27,850 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to create an outdoor green pavilion that demonstrates the use of sustainable technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines and recyclable materials. 03
2010 March Honor Hughes Augustine Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $44,000 from the National Science Foundation to encourage students to identify themselves as scientists through their participation in actual materials science research, their close interaction with faculty and other students, and the communication of their results at regional and national meetings. 03
2010 March Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $472,145 from the Virginia Department of Health to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 03
2010 March Grant Griffin Ginger L. Griffin (Assistant Director, Child Development Clinic) received $345,806 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to raise awareness of the importance of proper social, emotional and behavioral development of infants and toddlers; to provide professional training to child care providers on social, emotional and behavioral development; and to create a screening system to determine the level of intervention needed for at-risk children. 03
2010 March Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $3,500 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete phases II and III levels of archaeology on the sites on the Northern Reserve Parcel in Middletown, Va. 03
2010 March Grant DePaolis Dr. Rory A. DePaolis (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $21,248 from the University of York to explore the differences in infant directed speech between American and British-English. 03
2010 March Grant Cresawn Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $173,022 from the National Institutes of Health to acquire knowledge that will eventually lead to the treatment and prevention of an infectious disease, Buruli ulcer. 03
2010 March Exhibition Zurbrigg Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) had several of her paintings exhibited in the lobby of Court Square Theatre March 5. 03
2010 March Award Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) received the 2009 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award for the most distinguished contribution to American Art, the scholarly journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum for his essay "Reform in Redface: The Taos Society of Artists Play Indian." 03
2010 February Publication Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), M. McCarthy, and JMU students L. Keller, V. Varfolomeeva, J. Lynch, K. Makara, S. Simmons and W. Smiley published "The Undergraduate Psychology Major: An Examination of Structure and Sequence" in Teaching of Psychology, 37, 1-15. 02
2010 February Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a chapter, "Theoretical and Policy Issues in Complex Post Keyneisan Ecological Economics," in a book, "Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Confronting the Environmental Issue" (2009), 221-236. 02
2010 February Publication Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) published "From Pack Horse to Packard" in "Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Collection, 1928-1980" (2009), 42-53. 02
2010 February Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) published "Of the world but not in it: Barriers to community access and education for persons with environmental sensitivities" in Health Care for Women International, 31(1). 02
2010 February Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) published "Sexual coercion in primates and humans: An evolutionary perspective on male aggression against females" in Choice (2009). 02
2010 February Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "How to be Successful as a Strength Coach" and "Forum: Increasing Women and Minorities in the Field of Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Training" at the second annual HBCU Exercise and Sport Really is Medicine Conference at Virginia State University. 02
2010 February Presentation Ulanski Dr. Stanley L. Ulanski (Professor, Geology) presented "Sailing the Atlantic: Explorations, Discovery and Rivers in the Ocean" at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., Feb. 26. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students T. Cox and K. Wacks presented "Does reward magnitude affect the rate of effort discounting?" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students C. Rainer and A. Vanderveldt presented "Religiosity and impulsivity in college students" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students S. O'Brien, K. Balka and J. Kopp presented "Impulsivity in Internet addicts: Delay discounting of money and Internet use" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology), L. Mayberry and JMU student A. Harner presented "Disordered eating and delay discounting in college women" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU student T. Lambert presented "Delay and effort discounting: Predicting performance in an interteaching-based course" at the 26th annual Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Wilmington, N.C. 02
2010 February Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) chaired the Association of Historians of American Art sponsored panel, "Rethinking Consumption in the History of American Art," at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. 02
2010 February Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) participated in the National Science Foundation's Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering Panel Feb. 1 and 2. The REESE program seeks to advance research at the frontiers of science, technology, engineering and math learning, education and evaluation, and to provide the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM teaching and learning at all educational levels. 02
2010 February Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) presented "Online and In-World: Using Virtual Worlds, Facebook, and Other Online Tools to Connect with Students" at the 32nd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, in St. Petersburg, Fla. 02
2010 February Presentation Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Distinguishing Between Two Visual Systems: An Application for Driver Education" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University, Feb. 1. 02
2010 February Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented "The Importance of Utilizing Effective Attitudes When Providing Treatment to Victims of Trauma" at The Resource Center for Traumatic Stress in Norway. 02
2010 February Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $3,200 from the Smithsonian Institution to revise the North American representatives of the genus Cyclops O.F. Muller and reveal relationships of the North American taxa to the Palearctic fauna. 02
2010 February Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received grants of $102,766 and $96,910 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the weeklong National High Needs High School We the People Institute and the ninth annual National Elementary We the People Institute. 02
2010 February Grant Tollefson-Hall Dr. Karin L. Tollefson-Hall (Assistant Professor, Art and Art Education) received $500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to provide quality art materials and arts activities for children of families with limited English skills and limited economic opportunities. 02
2010 February Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $73,647 from Emory University to develop and validate tools to diagnose spasmodic dysphonia, measure severity, and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multi-center clinical study. 02
2010 February Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,035 from Northwestern University to design and execute a classroom-based study of student spatial thinking. 02
2010 February Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,722 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the communtiy. 02
2010 February Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $8,348 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 02
2010 February Grant Harmison Dr. Robert J. Harmison (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $800 from PsyMetrics Inc. to assess the factor struction of the Winning Profile Athlete Inventory and to determine the instrument's reliability and predictive validity. 02
2010 February Grant Gentile Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,339 from the city of Harrisonburg to identify recreation activities that are known to be harmful to water supply areas, assess recreation activities that can coexist with water supply areas, and distinguish areas within the watershed where recreation activities can occur without damaging the water supply. 02
2010 February Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $2,555 from the Highland County Historical Society to assist with the site archaeology at the Hull House in McDowell, Va., and to use the recovered artifacts as a basis for analyzing site stratigraphy, feature function and the identification of possible activity areas in the yard area. 02
2010 February Grant Garrison Norman E. Garrison (Professor, Biology) received $5,000 from ADInstruments Inc. to equip student workstations in physiology laboratories with the PTB151 Human Physiology System that allows recording, analysis and reporting of human cardiovascular, respiratory, muscle and nerve experiments. 02
2010 February Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $24,229 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership professional development retreat. 02
2010 February Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $69,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of nanocomposite polymer thin films. 02
2010 February Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services to provide education resources and support for first-time parents. 02
2010 February Exhibition Zurbrigg Dr. Susan D. Zurbrigg (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) was one of four Virginia artists whose printings were part of a Black History Month exhibition in Richmond, sponsored by Capital One's art program. The show also featured Diane Hayes, Stanley Rayfield and Sir James L. Thornhill. 02
2010 January Appointments Lee Shinozaki Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and H. Shinozaki (Student) presented "Racialized judgment criteria of Asian American: Not just the eyes" at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Diego. 01
2010 January Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an article, "Nastorschchee y budiushchee econofisiki," Russian translation of "The Nature and Future of Econophysics," in Voprosi Ekonomiki, November 2009, No. 11, 76-81. 01
2010 January Publication Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and C. Izquierdo wrote "Why is this a Battle Every Night?: Negotiating Food and Eating in American Dinnertime Interaction," which was published in the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 19(2), December 2009, 185-204. 01
2010 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and C. Izquierdo presented two papers, "Continuity and Change in Creole Foodways: Language Socialization and Discourses about Food in Dominica, West Indies" and "I Wanted Seconds!: Bargaining about Food in American Family Interaction at Dinnertime," at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia, December 2009. 01
2010 January Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Chaos theory before Lorenz" in a session titled "History of Complexity" at the American Economic Association meetings, Jan. 3, in Atlanta. 01
2010 January Honor Posey William G. Posey (Assistant Director of Bands; Director, Concert and Support Services, School of Music) was honored with the A. Frank Martin Award by the honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. This is a national award that has been presented only 36 times. 01
2010 January Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Professor, Chemistry) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to design appropriate model systems for biomineralization that will help disentangle the complicated interactions at the protein-biomineral interface. 01
2010 January Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $36,500 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to support thejournal's publication. 01
2010 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $23,720 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop and deliver courses via distance education, expand student participation and carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium. 01
2010 January Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,577 from Medtronic ENT to provide services as a consulting director. 01
2010 January Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to research immunity to the protozoan parasite Leishmania major. 01
2010 January Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $19,117 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio. 01
2010 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $11,106 from Grafton School Inc. to provide a support employee during the transition period of Infant Toddler Connection services. 01
2010 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $35,151 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to review historic and archaeological data that will be used to provide a context for the interpretation of prehistoric and historic cultural remains identified on the Ramseur's Hill Parcel. 01
2010 January Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $1,500 from Ocean County College to speak at the 1020 Colloquium. 01
2010 January Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $1,017 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Child Development Clinic. 01
2010 January Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,566 from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to do analysis for each new Chandra observation, statistical analysis of the sample properties and comparison with the X-ray properties. 01
2010 January Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from The Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine how animals with significant but nevertheless limited computational power transform sensory information info effective motor responses. 01
2010 January Grant Carothers Kohn Taalman Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Peter D. Kohn (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Laura A. Taalman (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $25,836 from W.H. Freeman Publishers to support the development of materials for mainstream courses at JMU that serve several different majors in scientific fields. 01
2010 January Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $127,000 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to support university educational objectives while spearheading Virginia's implantation of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement. 01
2010 January Exhibition Bellavance Leslie Bellavance (Director and Professor, School of Art and Art History) exhibited photography and works on paper at the Arts Council of the Valley in January. The showcase displayed selections from two bodies of work - "Wall," a series of digitally montaged photographs, and "A Yellow Smell," a series of mixed media works on paper. Both collections were made in response to "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. 01
2009 June Service Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) proposed the formation of a new society, the Nonlinear Economic Dynamics Society, during the Sixth International Conference on Nonlinear Economic Dynamics held in Jonkoping, Sweden, May 31-June 2. The proposal was accepted, and on his nomination an executive committee was appointed. 06
2009 June Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) testified at a June 25 hearing of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. Pham drew from his expertise as a prolific writer and commentator on Africa as well as his experience as Sen. John McCain's lead advisor on African affairs during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign to contribute to the hearing on "Somalia: Prospects for Lasting Peace and a Unified Response to Extremism and Terrorism." A transcript of Pham's testimony is posted at allafrica.com. 06
2009 June Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) edited and wrote three chapters of "Handbook of Research on Complexity," which was published by Edward Elgar Publishing. 06
2009 June Publication Mathieu Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and B.A. Wray wrote "Evaluating the Performances of Open Source Software Projects Using Data Envelopment Analysis," which was published in Information Management and Computer Security, 15(5), 2008, 449-462. 06
2009 June Publication Mathieu Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science), J. Teets and B.A. Wray wrote "Identifying How Determinants Impact Security-Based Open Source Software Project Success Using Rule Induction," which was published in the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, 2(4), 2009, 352-362. 06
2009 June Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) wrote "Review of Whitehead, Hal, Analyzing animal societies: Quantitative methods for vertebrate social analysis," which was published in Choice in June. 06
2009 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented the main plenary lecture, "Nonlinear Economic Dynamics in Urban and Regional Economics," at the Sixth International Conference on Nonlinear Economic Dynamics held in Jonkoping, Sweden, May 31-June 2. 06
2009 June Grant Wunderlich Roth Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kenneth E. Roth (Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology) received $87,129 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to provide insight into the etiology of sports injuries through a multidisciplinary examination of the relationships among hormonal fluctuations, ligament laxity, food load distribution and footwear to solve the problem of overuse injuries in men and women. 06
2009 June Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $30,750 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region Small Business Development Center to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 06
2009 June Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software License. 06
2009 June Grant McKown Seifert Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $79,776 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to develop the first clinical immunoassay for human tear lacritin and to pursue the development of recombinant lacritin as a novel therapeutic for wound healing and the treatment of ocular diseases. 06
2009 June Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board — $103,484 to develop, acquire, produce or deliver programs and services that support preschool and adult education and to inform, educate and entertain families with program contents that deliver alternatives to commercialized television and $30,857 to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print disabled individuals. 06
2009 June Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received grants of $578,101 and $49,280 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 06
2009 June Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $37,300 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 06
2009 June Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for "Estimation of Nutrient and Sediment Loading in Lake Shenandoah, Rockingham County, Virginia: A Continuation of a 1996-97 Study" to conduct a one-year study of the prevalent physical and chemical conditions influencing Lake Shenandoah. Downey received $8,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to inventory water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 06
2009 June Grant Cushman Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $2,529 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to create databases for artifacts, documentation and photographs from all sites of an archaeological study at Wintergreen and to select artifacts from collections for exhibitions and programs at the nature foundation. 06
2009 June Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for clinic support. 06
2009 June Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) received $2,449 from Prince William County for an evaluation study of the Prince William County Police immigration enforcement policy to design statistical indicators of illegal immigration related behavior, impacts, attitudes and practices as they relate to crime and to monitor them on a continuous basis as well as their impact on victimization and police services. 06
2009 June Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $273,756 from the U.S. Department of State to collect and analyze data on aging land mines in Cambodia to establish a knowledge base and recommendations for research on the extent and nature of land mine deterioration. 06
2009 June Grant Bachmann Prins Tang Dr. Christopher G. Bachmann (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,550 from the National Park Service to convert a Shenandoah National Park pickup truck to an electric motor and to collect and analyze data about the usage of the vehicle. 06
2009 August Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $32,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 08
2009 August Service Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) is a member of the Virginia Commission on Civics Education in conjunction with his role as the coordinator of "Project Citizen" for Virginia. The purposes of the commission include "the education of students on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy, the promotion of the study of state and local government among the commonwealth's citizenry, and the enhancement of communication and collaboration among organizations in the commonwealth that conduct civics education programs." 08
2009 August Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) wrote a paper, "Post-Hayekian Socialism a la Burczak: Observations," which was published in the Review of Austrian Economics, 2009, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 289-292. 08
2009 August Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published an article, "Nested Institutions, Political Opportunity and the Decline of the Iranian Reform Movement Post 9/11," which was published in the American Behavioral Scientist 53(1):27-43. 08
2009 August Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote an essay, "Hans J. Morgenthau and United States Policy toward Africa," which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, vol. 31, no. 4. Pham also contributed a chapter, "The New Strategic Importance of Africa," which was published in "The Impact of 9/11 on Politics and War," edited by Matthew J. Morgan, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He wrote "Behind the Curve: Corrupt governments cash in on the Millennium Challenge Corporation's outdated metrics," an invited commentary that was published in the fall 2009 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, a journal published by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 08
2009 August Publication Peaslee Swartz Dr. Liliokanaio Peaslee (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Nicholas J. Swartz (Assistant Professor, Political Science) completed a project for Pearson Education (Longman Publishers) to develop material for a companion Web site for Pearson Education's State and Local Government textbooks. 08
2009 August Publication Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) wrote an article, "Reform in Redface: The Taos Society of Artists Plays Indian," which was published in the summer 2009 issue of American Art. 08
2009 August Publication Imani Dr. Nikitah O. Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) wrote "The War on Jihad: Eurocentrism and Its Thinly-Veiled Attack on Islamic Cultures and Societies," which was published in "Rethinking Global Terrorism," edited by Nedzad Basic and Anwar Siddiqui, 2009, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 08
2009 August Publication Dobransky Dr. Kerry Dobransky (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote "The Good, the Bad, and the Severely Mentally Ill: Official and Informal Labels as Organizational Resources in Community Mental Health Services," which was published in Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 69, 2009, 722-728. 08
2009 August Publication Broscheid Dr. Andreas Broscheid (Assistant Professor, Political Science) contributed two chapters to "Klein aber fein! Quantitative empirische Sozialforschung mit kleinen Fallzahlen, edited by Peter Kriwy and Christiance Gross, VS Research, Wiesbaden, 2009. One chapter is on the analysis of small datasets using Bayesian statistics, while the other exemplifies the use of Bayesian analysis in a comparison between U.S. Appeals Court circuits. 08
2009 August Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "The New Institutional Economy and the New Traditional Economy in Korea: Does the Confucian Tradition Give it a Competitive Edge?" which he wrote with Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics), at the conference on Institutions and National Competitiveness at Seoul National University in August. 08
2009 August Presentation Byrne Dr. Jennifer Byrne (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Exploration of National Identity in the Face of Forced Migration," at the American Political Science Association Annual meeting in Toronto in August. 08
2009 August Presentation Bryson Davis Rogers Dr. Bethany Bryson (Associate Professor, Sociology), Alex Davis (Alumnus, Sociology) and Laura Rogers (Senior, Sociology) presented a paper, "Own It! Gender Actualization in Reality Makeover Shows," at the American Sociological Association Meetings in San Francisco, Aug. 8-11. Bryson and Matthew Hughey of the University of Virginia presented a paper, "Double Consciousness and the Whiteness of Political Polarization," at the same meetings. Davis presented "Epiphenomenology of the Closet: The Multiplicity of Gender Identities in Everyday Life" and Rogers presented "Helping Others?: Boundary Formation among Volunteers Working with the Homeless" at the meetings. 08
2009 August Presentation Brewer Dr. Benjamin D. Brewer (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "Reconsidering the Role of Organizational Form and Institutional Context Within Global Commodity Chain Analysis," and served as a discussant on the panel, "Future Directions for World-Systems Analysis," at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco in August. 08
2009 August Honor Hayes Dr. David C. Hayes (Assistant Professor, Accounting), Dr. James Hunton and Dr. Jackie Reck received the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section Notable Contributions to the Literature Award for their paper, "Market Reaction to ERP Implementation Announcements." The award was presented at the AAA annual meeting, which was held in New York City Aug. 1-5. 08
2009 August Grant Zullo Dr. Robert H. Zullo (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $787 from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to forge a relationship between the national NCAA 2009 Convention and the JMU Sport and Recreation Management graduate program and undergraduate programs. 08
2009 August Grant Zingraff Brennan Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Laura A. Brennan (Project Manager, Bright Futures, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $177,239 from the Virginia Department of Health to add children's health information for ages 5 through 21 and the remaining themes for ages 0 through 4 to the Virginia Department of Health's Web site. 08
2009 August Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $1,265 from Ohio University for "Using Web 2.0 Applications to Stimulate Motivational Behavior in Introductory Biology Classes: The Image Project" to explore learning activities suited to large classrooms that channel the hidden curiosity and intrinsic motivations students may already possess. 08
2009 August Grant Martino-McAllister Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education; Professor, Health Sciences) received $1,000 from the Prevention Research Center to determine the extent to which AlcoholEdu, an online population-level alcohol prevention program, reduces student alcohol consumption and risky behaviors. 08
2009 August Grant Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $57,399 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Critical Infrastructure Policy" to research how policy disruptions associated with disasters and other extreme events affect governing in the United States. 08
2009 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $24,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. Hubbell received $19,905 from the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services to provide service coordination and special instruction services through the Infant and Toddler Connection of the Shenandoah Valley. 08
2009 August Grant Courtier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $12,249 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for archaeological and geophysical recovery at Camp Starvation/Misery to integrate a number of preservation-oriented groups in an effort to more systematically and completely recover feature and material remains. 08
2009 August Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $80,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Partners in Prevention 2009-2010" to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to address non-marital births and unplanned pregnancies. Hartzler-Weakley received $16,358 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 08
2009 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education - $200,000 for "Middle Ground Learning Center: 21st Century Community Learning Center, Year 3" to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess, targeting populations of English-as-a-Second-Language students and low literacy and numeracy native speakers currently enrolled in the school day program at Thomas Harrison Middle School and "Early Engagement 21st Century Community Learning Center, Year 3" to provide similar services at Waterman, Keister and Stone Spring elementary schools. 08
2009 August Grant Cushman Nash Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Computer Science) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from Shenandoah National Park to catalog museum objects and field documentation and to create a finding aid for these collections. 08
2009 August Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to support the education programs of the clinic. 08
2009 August Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $99,734 from the U.S. Department of Education for second-year funding to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high-incidence disabilities in kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. 08
2009 September Publication Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote an article, "Interteaching: The effects of quality points on exam scores," in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 09
2009 September Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) have written a paper, "New Comparative Economics: Polemical Notes," which has been published in Voprosi Ekonomiki, August 2009, (8), 43-53. 09
2009 September Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Associate Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) wrote an article, "The Continuing Significance of Class: Confronting Capitalism in an Anarchist Community," published in the September 2009 issue of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 12(3): 355-370. 09
2009 September Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote several articles for the summer 2009 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter: "Strengthening military families,""Spotlight: Strong bonds,""Books about deployment,""Spotlight: United through reading,""Spotlight: Military teens on the move,""Virginia's picture,""Operation purple,""Spotlight: new parent support program,""Spotlight: Operation military kids,""Spotlight: Zero to three,""Spotlight: The department of defense,""Spotlight: Purdue University,""Combat stress and injury,""Spotlight: Virginia neurocare,""Spotlight: Fisher house foundation,""Spotlight: FOCUS project" and "Spotlight: Family advocacy program." 09
2009 September Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology), S.L. Cordon and K.W. Brown wrote an article, "The role of mindfulness-based stress reduction on perceived stress: Preliminary evidence for the moderating role of attachment style," which was published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 23(3), 258-269. 09
2009 September Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), K. Millis, J. Blakemore, F. Connington, Y. Harper, W-C. Hung and A. Kohn wrote an article, "Teaching and learning in a digital world," in"Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline." 09
2009 September Publication Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology), A.T. Ewing, C.T. Blair-Broeker, J.H. Daniel, A.C. Fineburg, J.J. Higa, S. Macias III and K.A Weaver wrote an article, "When and where people learn psychological science: The sun never sets," in "Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline." 09
2009 September Honor Trice Evans Brewster Dr. Ashton D. Trice (Professor, Psychology), Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) and C. Evans presented "Planning to teach cross-cultural psychology abroad" at the 3rd annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and T. Lambert presented "Do impulsivity and effort predict performance in an interteaching-based course?" at the 3rd annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Rife Talley Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), R.F. Lera and D. Bansal presented an article, "Transcriptional regulation of the NOS1 enzyme in diabetes: Response to advanced glycation endproducts and insulin," at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Reis-Bergan Grayson Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Incorporating service learning into upper-level psychology courses" at the 3rd Annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and JMU students M. Ariale, C. Castro, K. Eaton, A. Ressin, H. Shinozaki, V. Tuazon, C. Vanderpoel and L. Vitt presented "Diverse phenotypic features of Asian Americans and vulnerability to racial microaggressions" at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Asian American Psychology Association in Toronto, August 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Hall Dr. Michael E. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J. Schuett, C. Becker and E. Ritter presented "Individual differences in the effects of spectral centroid on perceived pitch" at the 2009 Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition in Indianapolis, August 2009. 09
2009 September Grant Gallagher Dr. Dan Gallagher (CSX Distinguished Professor, Management) presented "Working Without an Employer: Establishing a Model of Independent Contractors' Well-Being" as a keynote session paper at the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association in August 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The paper was cowritten by Tui McKeown. 09
2009 September Honor Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) discussed using geology to find water at the sixth annual Growing Communities on Karst Conference Sept. 14 in Shepherdstown, W.Va. 09
2009 September Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "A Comparative Study on the Internet Usage Patterns and Future Trends: US and Korea" at the International Council on Korean Studies annual conference, held at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, in Washington, D.C. The article will be published in the International Journal of Korean Studies. 09
2009 September Honor Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), M.A. McCarthy, D.S. Dunn, J.S. Halonen and G.W. Hill presented a paper, "Developing a department self-study using quality benchmarks," at the Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association in Toronto, August 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Needs for acquisitioned archives of clinical neuropsychology in utilizing 'differential dissociation' with primary PTSD diagnosis," at Oxford University Press. Abrahamson presented a paper, "Possible ramifications of western clinical assessment with PTSD diagnosis for victims of trauma in developing societies," at the 11th European Conference on Traumatic Stress in Oslo, Norway. Abrahamson presented a paper, "Motivating students within the classroom context through personal connections," at the International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Vancouver, July 2009. 09
2009 September Honor Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) is being honored in a book of essays, "Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics, Finance and the Social Sciences," edited by Gian Italo Bischi, Carl Chiarella and Laura Gardini. The collection of essays is a result of a conference held at the University of Urbino, in Italy, in September 2008 in honor of Rosser's 60th birthday. The featured essays cover a number of different areas involving concepts stressed in many papers and books by Rosser. The publisher, Springer-Verlag, expects the volume to be released in January 2010. 09
2009 September Honor Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association Division II) Honorary Membership for Infusing Diversity into Teaching Award. 09
2009 September Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was recognized in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World. 09
2009 September Honor Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society. 09
2009 September Grant Zingraff Hubbell Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), and Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $1,258,388 from the Virginia Department of Health to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and encourage them to adopt healthy habits. 09
2009 September Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,813 from the University of Leicester for a "Spatial Literacy IN Teaching Fellowship" to pioneer innovative approaches to develop best pedagogic practice for the learning and teaching of spatial literacy. 09
2009 September Grant Temple Striebig Dr. Louise M. Temple (Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $15,535 from the National Science Foundation to develop a proposal for a Research Experience for Undergraduates and to plan for a workshop or other medium for the purpose of addressing common goals in science education. 09
2009 September Grant Temple Stockwell Kander Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $249,211 from the National Science Foundation to establish a microarray technique and learning center at James Madison University to support curricular innovations at a consortium of regional colleges in the Shenandoah Valley. 09
2009 September Grant Simmons Campbell William L. Simmons (Police Officer, Public Safety/Police) and Margaret Campbell (Crime Prevention, Special Events and Rape Aggression Defense Systems Coordinator, Public Safety/Police) received $739 from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation to provide training to police officers and community members in First Aid/CPR/AED. 09
2009 September Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,995 from Shaklee Corporation to determine the efficacy of a high-carbohydrate, low-protein beverage on muscle recovery following heavy endurance exercise. 09
2009 September Grant Pierrakos Altaii Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Karim Altaii (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $495,815 from the National Science Foundation to acquire experimental flow diagnostics instrumentation for characterization of complex flows. 09
2009 September Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $1,626 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biological relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 09
2009 September Grant McKown Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,087 from the National Institutes of Health to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further explain the nature of the lacritin cell surface binding complex. 09
2009 September Grant Martin Dr. Jason W. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $49,766 from the Department of Defense to optimize the assembly level code of the GNU Multi-Precision library for the Itanium2 processor architecture. 09
2009 September Grant Johnson Dr. Kia N. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to participate in a two-day visiting fellowship course. 09
2009 September Grant Jeffrey Dr. David K. Jeffrey (Dean, College of Arts and Letters) received $30,000 from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a fellowship supporting Dr. Sandra Duvivier to preserve and provide access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. 09
2009 September Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,575 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant families in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 09
2009 September Grant Hartman Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,000 from Bully Dog Technologies for the "Driving Coach Evaluation" to evaluate the effects of "Watch Dog Units" on vehicle fuel and emission reduction. 09
2009 September Grant Hartman Newbold Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $205,329 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 09
2009 September Grant Halling Dr. Dan C. Halling (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $12,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind to provide a graduate assistant at the school. 09
2009 September Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $243,000 from the Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics curriculum. 09
2009 September Grant Deaton Marchal Dr. Michael L. Deaton (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph H. Marchal (Director, Information Analysis; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $22,075 from the National Institutes of Health for the "CHEMM Project," which provides access to comprehensive sets of information via a user-friendly interface. 09
2009 September Grant Dean Arthur T. Dean II (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $75,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professor-in-Residence Program to the middle-school level. 09
2009 September Grant Coffman Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $13,552 from the International Association of Universities to improve campus sustainability, campus greening and outreach of James Madison University and Kenyatta University. 09
2009 September Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stability and Recovery) received $189,985 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation in Jordan to provide a course that includes expanded focus on the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War and land mine contamination. Barlow received three grants from the U.S. Department of State - $262,508 to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing 25 managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions, $300,000 to provide, reinforce and support Explosive Remnants of War risk awareness education to children in Jordan and neighboring territories, through innovative drama, art and training activities and $300,000 for the "Train-the-Trainer Pilot Program for Iraqi and Other Middle East Land Mine Survivors: Pathways to Resilience Program" to combine psychological assessment and therapeutic support with physical-rehabilitative activities for affected individuals from the Middle East region, particularly the underserved victims of Iraq. 09
2009 October Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an entry, "Frontiers of Economics in the Post-Neoclassical Era," in Enciclopedia Italiana, 1, 703-711. 10
2009 October Publication Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) co-edited 25(2) of the journal Visual Anthropology Review. 10
2009 October Publication Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) edited Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers, short essays by 25 prominent black women writers on pivotal moments that strongly influenced their careers. Gabbin offers a head note for each essay that summarizes the writer's career and aesthetic development. 10
2009 October Publication Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Professor, Sociology) and Debra Schleef wrote "Latinos in Dixie: Class and Assimilation in Richmond, Virginia," published in October 2009. The book is the first large-scale survey study of Hispanics who have settled in Richmond. Cavalcanti andSchleef explored language use, ethnic customs, family life to workplace dynamics, and political and religious participation. 10
2009 October Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) presented "Border-crossings: Southern Guerrero, migrations and Black-Indianness" to Indiana University's program in Minority Languages, Cultures and Peoples. During the same visit Lewis spoke to three different
classes, the Multidisciplinary Seminar on Issues and Approaches to Global Studies, Latino Folklore and Heritage and Cultural Property.
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2009 October Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "The terminological problem in Africana studies," and served as a session host at the Africana Studies 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium, "Africa at the Crossroads: Where do We Go From Here?" at JMU, Oct. 9. 10
2009 October Presentation Haynes Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) presented "Field and petrographic study of pore systems in the Marcellus Shale and associated mudrocks, western Virginia" at the United States Geological Survey in Reston, Oct. 21, before the USGS Eastern Energy Research Team and other interested geologists. 10
2009 October Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,432 from the National Institutes of Health to define and explore the constellation of virulence factors of B. pertussis and to develop tissue and/or organ culture models for studying toxicity of B. avium. 10
2009 October Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $55,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to work with the Home Visiting Consortium to identify the core Virginia Home Visiting training and to plan for training all Virginia Home Visitors on core competencies. 10
2009 October Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,909 from the National Institutes of Health to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 10
2009 October Grant Lawler Richard R. Lawler (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $133,638 from the National Science Foundation to determine how life history traits are influenced by genetic, sex-specific and ecological factors in a species with a slow life history schedule, which of these life history traits are currently under selection, find patterns of phenotypic variation/covariation in these life history traits, and determine patterns of additive genetic, environmental, maternal and cohort variation/covariation in these life history traits. 10
2009 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $158,369 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio. 10
2009 October Grant Kraenzle Nash Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from Shenandoah National Park to accomplish cultural resource work in Shenandoah National Park and provide valuable experience for JMU students. 10
2009 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $499,818 from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a research design for monitoring science, technology, engineering and mathematics implementation among the four partners and to design and conduct an impact evaluation plan to collect data, track progress and evaluate student outcomes. Kolvoord received $6,000 from The Scripps Research Institute to do a pilot study assessing the impact of the extensive use of geographical information systems by students in the geospatial semester. 10
2009 October Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director and Professor, Engineering) received $2,500 from the National Academy of Engineering to hold a series of workshops on campus for faculty members from the School of Engineering and partnering academic units. 10
2009 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $32,388 from the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services to provide service coordination and special instruction services in the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. 10
2009 October Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $375,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech Language Hearing Association accredited master's degree program in communication sciences and disorders. 10
2009 October Grant Daughtrey Hugh T. Daughtrey (Lecturer, Computer Science) received $76,669 from the National Science Foundation to expand the use of the "Reacting to the Past" pedagogy to teach undergraduate science courses. 10
2009 October Grant Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $3,400 from the International Mind, Brain and Education Society to contribute to the funding and growth of IMBES and the creation of a journal, Mind, Brain, Education. 10
2009 October Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $4,850 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to support the coordinators' responsibilities associated with producing newsletters, traveling for alliance business at agencies and offices and alliance meetings. 10
2009 October Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stability and Recovery) received $27,939 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to provide the global mine action community with easy access to the current international mine action standards, technical notes on recommended procedures and potential standards updates, and information on the development of National Mine Action Standards. 10
2009 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,210 from Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services. 10
2009 November Publication Zimmerman Dr. Traci A. Zimmerman (Associate Professor, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published "Authors, Audiences, and the Gaps Between" in "Engaging Audience: Writing in an Age of New Literacies." Zimmerman's article leads "Ebbs and Flows of Audience through Composition and Communication," the second section of the book. 11
2009 November Publication Whitehead Elisabeth K. Whitehead (Part-time Faculty, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published a chapbook of poetry in early 2009. 11
2009 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote, "Peripheral Vision: A Model Solution for Somalia," published in RUSI Journal, 154(5), 84-90. The journal is the flagship publication of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London. Pham also wrote a review of Michael Vlahos'"Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Change," which appeared in RUSI Journal. He also wrote a review of "African Immigrant Religions in America," a volume edited by Jacob Olupona and Regina Gemignani, which was published in Politics and Religion. 11
2009 November Publication Parks Dr. Laura L. Parks (Assistance Professor, Management) published an article, "Personality, Values, and Motivation" inthe journal of Personality and Individual Differences, November 2009. 11
2009 November Publication Leidholdt Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) wrote "Battling Nell: The Life of Southern Journalist Cornelia Battle Lewis, 1895-1956." The biography follows the life of one of the first women in the South to run a newspaper's editorial page. 11
2009 November Publication Gallagher Dr. Daniel G. Gallagher (CSX Distinguished Professor, Management) and Tui McKeown (Monash University) co-authored a paper, "Working Without an Employer: Establishing a Model of Independent Contractors' Well-Being," which was presented as a keynote session paper at the 15th International Industrial Relations Association in Australia. 11
2009 November Publication Federico Dr. Annette R. Federico (Professor, English) published "Gilbert and Gubar's 'The Madwoman in the Attic' after Thirty Years," including retrospective accounts of the ways in which the original piece has influenced teaching, feminist activism and the lives of women in academia. 11
2009 November Publication DuBose Pringle Yankey Dr. Philip B. DuBose (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Business; Professor, Management), Dr. Charles D. Pringle (Professor Emeritus, Management) and Michael D. Yankey (Lecturer, Management) published "Personality Characteristics and Choice of Academic Major: Are Traditional Stereotypes Obsolete?" in the College Student Journal. 11
2009 November Honor Woodruff Martha Woodroof (Reporter/Producer, WMRA-FM) received the Outstanding Public Service in the Media Award from the Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley at the professional organization's 14th annual Media Appreciation Awards Reception, Nov. 18 in Harrisonburg. 11
2009 November Honor Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) was recognized as the 2009 Virginia State Star at the National Association of Small Business Development Center's Annual Conference in September. 11
2009 November Honor Cavazos Dr. David E. Cavazos (Assistant Professor, Management) was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry. 11
2009 November Grant Sternberger Coffman Fazzion Muhonja Pettit Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs), Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Giuliana Fazzion (Head, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Professor, Italian), Brillian Muhonja (Assistant Professor, Swahili) and Robert E. Pettit (Head, Military Science) received $285,000 from the Institute of International Education Inc. to improve the language skills and regional expertise for future military officers through the ROTC Duke Battalion and strengthen the Department of Foreign Language, Literature and Cultures, particularly in Swahili language offerings. 11
2009 November Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $51,502 from New College Institute to develop, provide, and administer an undergraduate adult degree program leading to a bachelor's degree from JMU, with course instruction being provided on site and through distance technologies at the offices of the New College Institute. 11
2009 November Grant Race Hubbell Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $165,500 from Valley Aids Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 11
2009 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $2,125 from the National String Project Consortium to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors from JMU to gain hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 11
2009 November Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training and Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $244,697 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state-directed activities of the department and the Training and Technical Assistance Centers. 11
2009 November Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received grants of $1,460,425 and $278,887 from the Virginia Department of Education to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 11
2009 November Grant Lawler Dr. Richard R. Lawler(Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) received $133,638 from the National Science Foundation to determine how life history traits are influenced by genetic, sex-specific and ecological factors in a species with a slow life history schedule. 11
2009 November Grant Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons(Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $16,987 from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and to determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables. 11
2009 November Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 11
2009 November Grant Babcock Dr. Sharon K. Babcock(Coordinator of Pre-Professional Health Programs; Associate Professor, Biology) received $95,161 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society national headquarters office. 11
2009 December Publication Zinn Reis-Bergan Baker Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr.Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Ten things I hate about my capstone - and a few ways to fix them," published in "Best Practices for teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." Zinn wrote "But I really tried! Helping students link effort and performance" in the APS Observer, 22(8). 12
2009 December Publication Whitmeyer Pyle Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and David W. Mogk edited "Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches," which was published in late 2009. The book focuses on field instruction while bringing together the ideas and best practices of traditional field geology courses and the technological future. 12
2009 December Publication Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Addressing the multiple demands of teaching introductory psychology," in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major." 12
2009 December Publication Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Honors thesis as a capstone experience: A possible perfect ending," published in "Best Practices for teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "2009 teaching award winners. Teaching of Psychology" published in Teaching of Psychology, 36, 225-232. Saville wrote a paper, "Using evidence-based teaching methods to improve education," published on the PsychTeacher discussion list. 12
2009 December Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Victor M. Yakovenko published a paper, "Statistical Mechanics of Money, Wealth, and Income," published in the Review of Modern Physics, 81(4), 1703-1725 12
2009 December Publication Reif Mathieu Dr. Harry Reif (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Rick Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote "Global Trends in Computing Accreditation," which was published in Computer, November 2009, Vol. 42, No. 11. Computer is the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society. 12
2009 December Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a review of "Orientalism and Islam: European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism n the Middle East and India" by Michael Curtis, which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, 31: 415-422, 2009. Pham wrote a commentary, "Unfriendly Skies: Taiwan's Exclusion from UN Agency Undermines Air Safety," which was published in the online journal The Cutting Edge Dec. 21, 2009. 12
2009 December Publication Harris Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and S. Cameron wrote a paper, "Displacing Wikipedia: Information literacy for first-year students," published in "Best Practices for teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Harllee Dr. Carol Harllee (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) wrote an article, "Neither Seen Nor Heard: Women in the Spanish Sixteenth-Century Conduct Dialogue," which was published in eHumanista 12 (2009), 202-30. (Available at http://www.ehumanista.ucsb.edu/volumes/volume_12/index.shtml.) Harllee wrote an article, "Pull Yourself Up by Your Inkwell: Pedro de Madariaga's Honra de escribanos (1565) and Social Mobility," which was published in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.5 (2008): 545-67. 12
2009 December Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote a paper, "Mental health needs of foster children and children at risk for removal" published in The Virginia Psychologist, (2), 13-15. Grayson wrote an article, "Capping the undergraduate experience: Making learning come alive through fieldwork," published in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Fagan Keach Jody Condit Fagan (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) and Jennifer A. Keach (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) published "Web Project Management for Academic Libraries," a book offering practical, real-world solutions to help Web project managers. 12
2009 December Publication Barron Andre Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Buch and S. Spaulding wrote "Learning communities as an innovative beginning to the psychology major: A Tale of two campuses" published in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), M. McCarthy, J. Halonen, D. Dunn and G. Hill wrote a paper, "Developing scientific reasoning skills in beginning and ending students" published in "Best Practices for Teaching Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major: Research, Cases and Recommendations." 12
2009 December Publication Adolino Blake Dr. Jessica R. Adolino (Associate Dean, School of Public and International Affairs; Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Charles H. Blake (Head and Professor, Political Science) published "Comparing Public Policies, 2nd Edition" with Congressional Quarterly Press. 12
2009 December Publication Adams Dr. Melinda J. Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Ma Ellen: Liberia's Iron Lady?" in "Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Office," edited by Rainbow Murray, Praeger Publishers. Adams also published "Transnational Feminist Activism and Globalizing Women's Movements" with Gwynn Thomas in "The International Studies Compendium Project, edited by R. Denemark et al, Wiley-Blackwell. 12
2009 December Presentation Stoloff Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented, as a keynote speaker, "The Psychology Major: What we do and what should we do" at the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology Meetings in Atlanta. 12
2009 December Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Complex Ecologic-Economic Dynamics and Sustainability," a plenary address to the conference "From GDP to Well-Being: Economics on the Road to Sustainability," which was held in Ancona, Italy, Dec. 3-5, 2009. 12
2009 December Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) presented "Brotherhood on Paper: Giacomo Patri and the Representation of Interracial Solidarity in the American Labor Movement" at the American Studies Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., and at Randolph-Macon College. 12
2009 December Presentation Lawrence Apple Reis-Bergan Zinn Dr. Natalie K. Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr.Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "You can do anything you want": Taboo topics in advising" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Harris Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and M. Chappell presented "Engaging students on controversial issues with free web-based tools" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Harllee Dr. Carol Harllee (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) presented "Image of the Widow in Sixteenth-Century Spanish Conduct Manuals" at the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies annual meeting in Kansas City, April 4, 2009. 12
2009 December Presentation Gibson Lockaby McEnroe Vos Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J. Bryant, S. Lockaby, W. McEnroe and A. Vos presented "Experiences of persons with multiple chemical sensitivity with psychological providers," "Down the rabbit hole: The different world of chemical intolerance" and "Psychological reports and chemical intolerance: Evaluation or delegitimization?" at the Southwest Conference on Disability, held in Albuquerque, N.M. 12
2009 December Presentation Brewster Stoloff Krakosky Ovitt Niziurski Price Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU students L. Krakosky, E. Ovitt, J. Niziurski and C. Price presented "Does the IAT reasoning test mask its true purpose?" at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Hartford, Conn. 12
2009 December Presentation Brewster Saville Stoloff Koepfler Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU student J. Koepfler presented a paper, "Prediction models of aggressive behavior in police officers," at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Hartford, Conn. 12
2009 December Presentation Brewster Buffington-Vollum Krakowski Ovitt Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies), D. Englert, C. Tussey and JMU students J. Koepfler, L. Krakowski and E. Ovitt presented a paper, "Characteristics of decredentialed federal agents in the air force office of special investigations: A follow up report" at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Hartford, Conn. 12
2009 December Presentation Baker Serdikoff Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Animals in psychology: Lessons from teaching comparative psychology and psychology of learning" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Apple Benedict Reis-Bergan Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr.James O. Benedict (Professor Emeritus, Psychology) and Dr.Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Using just-in-time teaching for controversial topics" at the 7th annual Society of the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices conference: Hot Topics: Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology. 12
2009 December Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Creating personal connections with students within the classroom context: A motivational force for learning?" at the 39th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives in Philadelphia. 12
2009 December Honor Umhoefer Stewart Jessica Umhoefer (Graduate Student, Doctor Program in Clinical and School Psychology) graduated from the Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Association for Play Therapy, during the organization's Oct. 6-11, 2009, conference in Atlanta. Umhoefer studies with Dr. Anne L. Stewart (Professor, Psychology), who is the founder and current president of the Virginia Association for Play Therapy. 12
2009 December Honor Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology, Geology and Environmental Science) was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in November. The AAAS Council elected 531 members as Fellows in recognition of their contributions to science and technology. Brakke is affiliated with the Section on Education. He will be recognized at the Fellows Forum Feb. 20, 2010, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego. 12
2009 December Grant Stover Lynn F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $6,625 from the Council on Economic Education to provide an opportunity for area classroom teachers, grades 3-7, to receive instruction on implementing a mini-economy program in their classrooms. 12
2009 December Grant Race Nye Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $75,116 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community academic partnerships. 12
2009 December Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to correlate the atomic level of structure of double-walled carbon nanotubes with their device performance. 12
2009 December Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $179,888 from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the feasibility of achieving significant reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions using a set of low cost, no cost and short payback best practices. 12
2009 December Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to further expand the knowledge of the complex relationship of mutualistic symbionts and microbial ecology. 12
2009 December Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to provide greater insight into how the subtle differences in primary structure confer to protein stability. 12
2009 December Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $108,273 from the Virginia Department of Health to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education. 12
2009 December Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $192,546 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts and to assess the language and educational experience and progress of individual students. 12
2009 December Grant Halsell Dr. Susan R. Halsell (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate and identify molecules either controlled by or collaborating with RhoA signal transduction during remodeling of tissues such as the neural tube and during control of the cell cycle and cytokinesis in Drosophila. 12
2009 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $11,315 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to complete phase II and III levels of archaeology on the sites on the Northern Reserve Parcel at Middletown. 12
2009 December Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $74,569 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Child Development Clinic 12
2009 December Grant Caran Minbiole Seifert Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Kyle Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $100,000 from Research Corp. for "Polycephalic (Multi-Headed) Cationic Amphiphiles as Novel Surfactants and Antimicrobial Agents" to build comprehensive, mechanism-based understanding of a novel approach to membrane disruption, and thus antimicrobial activity. 12
2009 December Grant Bechtel Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to test if lacritin will have an effect on corneal keratocyte cell proliferation and generation of the repair fibroblast phenotype observed during stromal tissue wound healing. 12
2009 December Grant Bannigan Dr. Alex Bannigan (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address questions about the function of an Arabidopsis motor protein essential to mitosis. 12
2009 December Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,000 from EMPRIMUS LLC to provide guidance on effective protection concepts and design elements. 12
2009 July Publication Thomas Hamilton Dillon Dr. Daphyne S. Thomas (Professor, Business Law), Dr. Author J. Hamilton (Professor, Business Law), Dr. Thomas W. Dillon (Professor, Computer Information Systems) and M.L. Usry wrote "The importance of communicating workplace privacy policies," which was published in Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 20(2), 2008, 119-139. 07
2009 July Publication St. John Kearns Dr. Kristen E. St John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Dr. Lance E. Kearns (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science), Catherine Stickley and Nalan Koc, both of the University of Tromso and the Norwegian Polar Institute, Richard Jordan of Yamagata University, Sandra Passchier of Montclair State University and Richard Pearce of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton wrote a report published in Nature in July that concludes that significant sea ice formation occurred in the Arctic earlier than previously thought. A July 15 article in Science Daily states: "The researchers conclude from their analysis, which covers a two-million year period, that episodic sea ice formation in marginal shelf areas of the Arctic started around 47.5 million years ago, about a million years earlier than previous estimates based on ice-raft debris evidence only. This appears to have been followed half a million years later by the onset of seasonal sea-ice formation in offshore areas of the central Arctic, and about 24 million years before major ice-sheet expansion in the region." 07
2009 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote a paper, "Chaos Theory Before Lorenz," which was published in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, July 2009, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 257-269. 07
2009 July Publication Rosenhouse Dr. Jason D. Rosenhouse (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) wrote "The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brain Teaser," which was published by Oxford University Press in July. 07
2009 July Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a review of Martin N. Murphy's "Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World," which was published in the RUSI Journal, a publication of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London. 07
2009 July Publication Lending Dillon Dr. Diane Lending (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems), Dr. Thomas W. Dillon (Professor, Computer Information Systems) and Dorthea McDowell wrote "Perceived quality benefits influenced by usefulness and documentation accuracy of information systems," which was published in CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, November/December 26(6), 2008, 350-357. 07
2009 July Publication Kruck Dillon Dr. S.E. Kruck (Professor, Computer Information Systems) and Dr. Thomas W. Dillon (Professor, Computer Information Systems) wrote "Identifying Employer Needs from Accounting Information Systems Programs," which was published in the Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(4), 2008, 403-410. 07
2009 July Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Emerging Markets and Stock Market Bubbles: Nonlinear Speculation?" which he wrote with Dr. Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics; Director, Office of Economic Services) and Jamshed K. Uppal, at the 15th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance of the Society for Computational Economics at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, July 15-17. 07
2009 July Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) delivered the opening address, "The Failed State and Regional Dimensions of Combating Somali Piracy," at an international meeting on Somali piracy held July 8 at The Hague, Netherlands. The meeting, "Pioneering for Solutions against Piracy Focusing on Geopolitical Analysis, Counter-piracy Initiatives and Policy Solutions," was sponsored by the Netherlands Institute of International Relations at Clingendael. 07
2009 July Grant Zingraff Ingram The Virginia Department of Health announced in July the availability of a new Web site about child health and development that is the electronic version of Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents - commonly referred to as Bright Futures. The site, http://www.healthyfuturesva.com, was produced in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics and JMU. Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Richard Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received the grants to make Bright Futures accessible to parents and caregivers. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/coe/art_072409_BF_launch.shtml. 07
2009 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow and Professor, Economics) received $77,237 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 07
2009 July Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $30,550 from the Center for Civic Education to coordinate the state's efforts to implement the "We the People: Project Citizen" curriculum. 07
2009 July Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $30,626 from the National Science Foundation to develop a suite of teaching materials designed to cover the key concepts surrounding the use of ocean sediment cores for interpretation of past climate changes and new core data and interpretation from Arctic and Antarctic drilling expeditions that provide evidence of rapid and cyclic Cenozoic climate change. 07
2009 July Grant Simmons Campbell William L. Simmons (Police Officer, Public Safety/Police) and Margaret A. Campbell (Crime Prevention, Special Events and Rape Aggression Defense Systems Coordinator, Public Safety/Police) received $500 from Wal-Mart to help provide training to community members in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 07
2009 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing) received $247,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus. 07
2009 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia for continued support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. Reed received $10,000 from Eastern Virginia Medical School to provide students with a clinical learning experience at EVMS. 07
2009 July Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received four grants from the Virginia Department of Health - $135,278 to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia "WiseWoman/Every Woman's Life Program," a project that focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to breast and cancer screening services, $68,350 to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator to coordinate the public education, professional development and recruitment components of the Every Woman's Life, $4,950 to extract pertinent content in English from the Hispanic Low Literacy Materials and format it so that it can be uploaded to the Virginia Department of Health Web site and $4,458 to provide management services and to implement the Spanish Bilingual Assistant Training Grants Program. 07
2009 July Grant Pappas Harper Pierrakos Prins Striebig Dr. Eric C. Pappas (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Steven R. Harper (Assistant Professor, Management), Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Integrating Developmental Instruction in Sustainability Contexts into an Undergraduate Engineering Design Curriculum." 07
2009 July Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,030,338 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to study policy, legal and technical issues related to critical infrastructure protection and to expand and test new concepts in resiliency and disaster recovery and response. 07
2009 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $1,162,776 from i2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software license. Noftsinger and Newbold received $47,077 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC. 07
2009 July Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Donald R. Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $206,810 to provide economic development support services for the SVP's regional members, prospects and existing businesses. 07
2009 July Grant Miles Goodall Papadakis Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Amy L. Goodall (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr.Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the National Science Foundation to research development of coastal and offshore renewable energy and to collaborate with the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium with an initial focus on offshore winds, waves and marine biomass. 07
2009 July Grant Martin Dr. Carla D. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $113,229 from the National Science Foundation to advance theoretical and computational multilinear algebra via several newly developed tensor constructions. 07
2009 July Grant Heydari Greenwald Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Steven J. Greenwald (Adjunct Professor, Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to manage the financial aid fund for the 2009 New Security Paradigms Workshop. 07
2009 July Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $86,832 from the Department of Defense to lay the foundation for a computer forensics lab that would be used by students and faculty for educational purposes and to develop and offer an information security vulnerability assessment lab. 07
2009 July Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for publication of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2010. 07
2009 July Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $43,058 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone for archaeological recovery, interpretation, analysis and report preparation for two historically significant sites that will be affected by planned quarry construction. 07
2009 July Grant Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) received $68,484 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for "Establishing complex auditory circuits: Molecular mechanisms and functional implications for treating the hearing impaired." 07
2009 July Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $78,679 from the Space Telescope Science Institute for a comparative analysis, "Constraining the co-evolution of black hole growth and star formation at the lowest levels of galactic nuclear activity." 07
2009 July Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine if brainstem areas that are rich in serotonin mediate the cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses to a hypoxic stress. 07
2009 July Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State - $510,495 to act as an information clearinghouse to identify, gather, manage and distribute information to encourage and stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and $76,580 to provide public diplomacy outreach to encourage the support of programs undertaken by the same office. 07
2009 July Grant Babcock Dr. Sharon K. Babcock (Associate Professor, Biology; Coordinator, Pre-Professional Health Programs) received $93,556 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society national headquarters office. 07
2009 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received grants of $50,000 and $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County 2009-2010" to provide education resources and support for first-time parents. 07
2009 July Exhibition Opala Chatelain Ehrenpreis "Bunce Island: A British Slave Castle in Sierra Leone," an exhibition produced by curator Joseph A. Opala (Adjunct Professor, History), consultants Gary Chatelain (Professor, Art and Art History) and Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) and JMU alumni Joseph Beatty (History), Megan Bove (Fine Arts), Jessica Payne (Fine Arts) and Reed Ganther (Industrial Design), is on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago through Feb. 28, 2010. The exhibition of photographs and historic drawings contains 20 panels with information on Bunce Island's history as the place where many African slaves passed on their way to North America during the 18th century. A nine-minute video made by Jacque Metz of Rice Coast Productions in Charleston, S.C., accompanies the exhibit. The video features a computer reconstruction of the slave castle made by Chatelain and Opala with funds provided by television actor Isaiah Washington in 2007. 07
2009 May Service Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) coordinated the work of five JMU Media Arts and Design students in producing a Broadcast Education Association/National Association of Broadcasters promotional video that was shown at the BEA's Awards Ceremony April 23 in Las Vegas. Woody is completing his Apple Fellowship on researching the integration of high definition video in academic environments. His work has included producing seven four-minute videos about various HD support technologies for the MacWorld Exhibition in San Francisco and 31 videos produced at various college and university site visits and other locations. 05
2009 May Service Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) serves on the editorial board of American Journalism, the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Journalism Historians Association. Flamiano is the book manuscript reviewer for Sage Publications. 05
2009 May Publication Wunderlich Dr. Roshna Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) was one writer of a research paper featured on the cover of the May 7 issue of Nature. Wunderlich and her colleagues focused on an analysis of the feet of Homo floresiensis, the miniature hominins who lived on a remote island in eastern Indonesia until 18,000 years ago. 05
2009 May Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "Performance under competitive and self-competitive fixed-interval schedules of reinforcement," which was published in The Psychological Record, 59, 21-38. 05
2009 May Publication Reis-Bergan Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote "Mindless eating is mindful reading," a book review that was published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 133-136. 05
2009 May Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) wrote "Autism, Through a Social Lens" for Contexts: Understanding People in their Social Worlds, 8(2):40-45. 05
2009 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "China's 'Surge' in the Middle East and Its Implications for U.S. Interests," which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, 31:177-193. 05
2009 May Publication Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology), S.S. Lee, T.A. Mok and D.W. Chih wrote "Looking beyond the numbers: Asian American college students' perceptions of racial climate," which was published in "Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans, Vol. 5: New perspectives on Asian American parents, students and teacher recruitment." 05
2009 May Publication Lawrence Serdikoff Zinn Baker Dr. Natalie K. Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) wrote "Have we demystified critical thinking?" The article was published in "Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices." 05
2009 May Publication Lawrence Dr. Natalie K. Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), R.A.R. Gurung, P.I. Ansburg, P.A. Alexander and D.E. Johnson wrote "The state of the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 35, 249-261. Lawrence also wrote "On social psychology and human nature: An interview with Roy Baumeister," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 35, 132-138. 05
2009 May Publication Kaussler Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote "Iran's Next Leadership?" which was published in May in Foreign Policy in Focus. 05
2009 May Publication Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and W. Buskist wrote "Preparing the New Professoriate: What courses should they be ready to teach?" The article was published in Teaching of Psychology, 35, 201-204. 05
2009 May Publication Hall Dr. Michael E. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) and J.W. Beauchamp wrote "Clarifying spectral and temporal dimensions of musical instrument timbre," which was published in Canadian Acoustics, 37(1), 3-22. 05
2009 May Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Mental health needs of foster children: What a CASA should know," which was published in The CASA Connection, 2(1), 3-5. 05
2009 May Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote several articles for the Spring 2009 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter- "Mental health needs of foster children and children at-risk for removal,""Children's services system transformation,""Virginia's picture,""Spotlight: FOR KEEPS,""Spotlight: Smart Beginnings,""Spotlight: CATCH,""Spotlight: Rappahannock Area Child Development Center, ""Spotlight: The Childhelp Children's Center of Virginia,""Foster care as a mechanism to access mental health services,""Resources on mental health care for children and adolescents,""Resources on custody relinquishment" and "Where to find reviews of effective treatments." 05
2009 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and V.M. Rice wrote "Sickness related dysfunction in persons with self-reported multiple chemical sensitivity at four levels of severity," which was published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 72-81. 05
2009 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Chemical and electromagnetic exposures as disability barriers: Environmental sensitivity," which was published in Disability & Society, 24(2), 187-199. 05
2009 May Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) and D.A. Poole wrote "The ecology of pedagogy: How collaborative research can prevent us from harming students," which was published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(1), 91-96. 05
2009 May Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote "Scholarship in teaching and learning: An interview with John Mitterer," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 36(1), 65-69. 05
2009 May Publication Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Continuing Professional Development for Psychologists in the United States," which was published in Forensic Update, 94 (summer), 13-16. 05
2009 May Publication Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students A.R. Brown, T.E. Egan, C.R. Gesualdi and K.A. Marchuk wrote "Validity," which was published in "21st century psychology: A reference handbook," Sage, 2008. 05
2009 May Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology), C.R. Ovando and D.S. Dunn wrote "Building bridges: Why college faculty should go back to high school," which was published in Essays from excellence in teaching, Vol. 8, pp. 40-44. 05
2009 May Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) and JMU students R.K. Wentz and M.M. Woods wrote "Using virtual worlds in education: Second Life as an educational tool," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 36, 59-64. 05
2009 May Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) wrote "Review of Human: The science behind what makes us unique, Michael S. Gazzaniga," which was published in Choice, February 2009. 05
2009 May Publication Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) wrote "Infusing cross-cultural experiences into the classroom," which was published in "Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity Across the Curriculum" by Stylus Publishing LLC in 2009. 05
2009 May Presentation Serdikoff The following presentations and posters were given at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Phoenix in May. Students T.E. Egan and L.F. Power and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Training Discrimination of Blood Alcohol Level following Oral Ethanol Self-Administration in College Students." Students P.A. Halsey and S.H. Robertson and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "An examination of the anxiolytic effects of Valerian administration in rats using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)." Students L.F. Power and T.E. Egan and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "College students' discrimination of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) following oral ethanol self-administration." Students S.H. Robertson and P.A. Halsey and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM) to examine Kava Kava's putative anxiolytic effects." 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Saville Serdikoff The following presentations and posters were given at the 5th annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis conference held in Harrisonburg in March. JMU students P.A. Halsey and S.H. Robertson and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Assessing the putative anxiolytic effects of Valerian administration in rats using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM)."Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student B.P. Jarvis, "Give them data and they will come: Verifying behavior in contingency management and other ideas." Student T. Lambert and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "Delay and effort discounting: Predicting performance in an interteaching-based course." Students E.R. Miner, L. Mayberry, S. Willstein, S.H. Robertson, M. Dudkin and C. Howard and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "Caffeine and friends: Examining the effects of caffeine on impulsivity." Students S.H. Robertson and P.A. Halsey and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), "Using the Elevated Plus Maze (EPM) to assess the putative anxiolytic effects of Kava."Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students A. Gisbert, J. Kopp and C. Telesco, "Internet addiction and delay discounting in college students."Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students B. Atkins, R. Columbe, C.R. Gesualdi and A. Schlottmann, "Effort-based decision making." Student A.N. Sorg and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "A comparison of behavioral and clinical measures of impulsivity." Students A.E. Vasi, D. Melchione, M. Dudkin and A.N. Sorg and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), "Contingency Management of Exercise." 05
2009 May Presentation Soenksen Wendelken Grundmann Dr. Roger Soenksen (Professor, Communication Studies and Media Arts and Design), Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented workshops at the College Media Advisers national conference in New York in March. Soenksen spoke on media law, Wendelken convened alumni to address breaking into the job market and Grundmann addressed critiquing the campus newspaper. 05
2009 May Presentation Saville Irons Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Can Teaching Save Psychology?" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Incorporating interteaching into your classes: Using psychology to teach psychology" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta in February. 05
2009 May Presentation Saunders Womack Todd Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology), Dr. Christopher J. Womack (Associate Professor, Kinesiology), Dr. M. Kent Todd (Associate Professor, Kinesiology), JMU students Stephanie F. Gilson and Dana F. Corriere, Charles W. Moran and Rebecca W. Moore presented "Effects of Chocolate Milk Consumption on Markers of Muscle Recovery during Intensified Soccer Training" at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine held May 27-30 in Seattle. 05
2009 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" at the conference on "The Economic Crisis and Its Implications for Economics as a Science" at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Waterloo, Ontario, May 1-4. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and JMU students A.E. Vasi, D.M. Melchione, M.A. Dudkin, S.M. Willstein and A.N. Sorg presented "Contingency Management and Fitness" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Bridging the Gap: Translating Research into Practice … in the Classroom!" at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and M. McCarthy presented "Helping Students Consume Knowledge: Using food to teach Psychological Principles" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta in February. 05
2009 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), C. Bell, M. Brown and Q. Davis presented "The Semester Project: Benefits and Strategies for Students' Long Term Investment in Course Concepts" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta in February. 05
2009 May Presentation Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) was a presenter at a briefing on the current plight of amphibians held May 11 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Harris discussed his research that includes a recent discovery of a new way to prevent certain infection in frogs using pro-biotic bacteria that grows on their skin. The briefing was sponsored by The Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, a partnership of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Zoo New England, Defenders of Wildlife, Africam Safari, Houston Zoo, Summit Municipal Park and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. 05
2009 May Presentation Hall Dr. Michael D. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Relative contributions of spectral and temporal dimensions to source identification" at the Human Research and Engineering Directorate Seminar Series, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, in March. 05
2009 May Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor and Assistant Director, Media Arts and Design) presented "Can Student Screenwriters Provide Valuable Criticism to Their Peers?" and "Working with Producers and Managing the Set to Get What You Want" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas April 21-25. 05
2009 May Presentation Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Heart Mountain Stories: Photographs of Japanese American Internment" at the Virginia Humanities Conference held April 3 at Virginia Commonwealth University. Flamiano's presentation was based on research for her forthcoming book, "A Good Picture is Hard to Kill: Hansel Mieth and Social Reform Photojournalism, 1934-49." 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology), M.H. Immordinao-Yang and D. Willingham presented "Neuroscience in the Classroom: Debating the Debates" at the biennial meeting of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society held in Philadelphia in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "If It Doesn't Work It Isn't Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in the Real World" and "Teaching as Co-Dependence" at the Professional Development Conference 2009 held at Devry University in North Brunswick, N.J., in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Getting Their Technology to Work for Your Students" at The Future of Teaching and Learning Professional Development Conference, 2009, Denver Transfer Initiative, held in Denver in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Emerging Pedagogies in the Developmental Course" at the Society for Research in Child Development's Teaching of Developmental Science Institute held in Denver in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Adopting a person X context perspective in achievement goal research" at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association held in San Diego in April. 05
2009 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Creating Learning Communities (and a Community of Learners) in Psychology at the 21st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco in May. 05
2009 May Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology), M. Bhalla, B. Beins, D.S. Dunn, V. Prohaska and M. Zlocovitch presented "Report on the APA National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology (NCUEP): A blueprint for the future of undergraduate education in psychology" at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Pittsburgh, in March. 05
2009 May Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Professor and Director, Media Arts and Design) moderated and presented "Using WordPress as a Content Management System" on a panel titled "Web Creation and Maintenance for Non-Techies: Using Online Tools to Create and Manage Content-Driven Websites" at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas April 21-25. 05
2009 May Honor Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) earned two awards from the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in April. Woody received a Best of Competition award in the Interactive Multimedia competition for "Best Solo Webpage: www.iedithd.com" and a Best of Competition in the Faculty Video competition for "MillerCoors Shenandoah Plant Visitors Video." 05
2009 May Honor Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received a three-month Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2009-10 for his proposal, "Brotherhood on Paper: Giacomo Patri and the Representation of Interracial Solidarity in the American Labor Movement." 05
2009 May Honor Hall Dr. Michael D. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) is president elect of the Psi Chi National Council. His term begins at the conclusion of the American Psychological Association/National Council meeting in Toronto in August. 05
2009 May Honor Greene Hinshaw Grundmann Rustin P. Greene (Professor and Assistant Director, Media Arts and Design), Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design), Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Colin Greene (Junior, Media Arts and Design) produced "Life Changing … Without a Doubt," a 10-minute program promoting JMU's Semester in London, that won an Aegis Award in the promotional/sales category. Hinshaw, Grundmann, Scott Graham (Senior, Media Arts and Design) and Heather Elliott (Senior, Media Arts and Design) produced "Geometry Rules," a 15-minute program for middle-school students showing real-world applications of geometry that won an Aegis Award in the educational category. 05
2009 May Grant Zingraff Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Richard Ingram (Computing Coordinator, College of Education) received $60,645 from the Virginia Department of Health to purchase the development, production, hosting and release of electronic educational and resource materials to support Bright Future Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents. 05
2009 May Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health - $45,000 to provide management services and to implement the Virginia Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program and $24,500 to provide management services and to implement the Navigating through the U.S. Health Care System for Immigrants, Refugees and Migrants Program. 05
2009 May Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conduct on-farm energy audits in the poultry, dairy and greenhouse sectors in the Shenandoah Valley. Papadakis received $1,998 from Shenandoah National Park to conduct a feasibility study of the potential for extensive energy auditing of structures in the park. 05
2009 May Grant Miles Papadakis Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of wind power in Virginia - onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale - by engaging in varying activities in a three-year strategic plan. 05
2009 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $150,000 from the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium to produce a Web-based interactive mapping tool that integrates relevant data developed at JMU with data from partner agencies. Miles received $10,020 from the U.S. Navy to establish the economic viability of the Dam Neck Annex at Naval Air Station Oceana for the production of electricity from wind turbines. 05
2009 May Grant DuVal Lamb Thomas E. DuVal (General Manager, WMRA-FM) and Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $2,000 from NCO for "My Source Community Impact" to tell unique and personal stories about how public broadcasting serves as a source for information, entertainment and empowerment. 05
2009 May Grant Cavey Slykhuis Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $21,375 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Early Childhood Special Education Content Teaching Academy. 05
2009 May Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $16,008 from DuPont Crop Protection for a summer internship to support fieldwork for an ecological study of South River. 05
2009 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $87,066 from the U.S. Department of State to plan and implement a workshop in Bogota, Colombia, to improve the collaborative planning required to expand Colombia's mine clearance capacity and the interagency cooperation required to implement an expanded mine action program. 05
2009 May Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,000 from Instant Access Networks to provide guidance on effective EMP/RFW protection concepts and design elements. 05
2009 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Associate Dean, Schools of Communication, Information and Media, College of Arts and Letters) exhibited the photograph "Rocks" at the Virginia Legislative Art Exhibit, January-April in Richmond. 05
2009 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a paper, "Responding to the Challenge of Somali Piracy," for a forum sponsored by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on security issues related to piracy in the Horn in Africa. The center, housed at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., supports the development of U.S. strategic policy toward Africa. 04
2009 April Publication Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) co-edited the journal