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Year Month Type Name Description month
2004 September Publication Altaii Dr. Karim Altaii (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) published three articles: "Modeling of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System 'HyRES,'" 2004, with A. Bradway and A.M. Al-Jumaily, HT-FED2004-56712, Proceedings of HT-FED2004, 2004, ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, Charlotte, N.C.; and "Ultraviolet Solar Radiation over the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico," with R.L. Rivera, ISEC2004-65158, and "Solar Radiation over the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico," 2004, with R.L. Rivera, ISEC2004-65159, both in Proceedings of 2004 Solar Conference, Portland, Ore., July 11-14. 09
2004 September Publication ORoark Wood Dr. J. Brian O'Roark (Lecturer, Economics) and Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics) co-wrote "Safety at the Racetrack: Results of Restrictor Plates in Superspeedway Competition," published in the Southern Economic Journal, July; and O'Roark co-wrote, with Mark Crain of George Mason University, "The Impact of Performance-Based Budgeting on State Fiscal Performance," published in Economics of Governance, Vol. 5, Issue 2, 2004. 09
2004 September Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $11,250 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services for publication of the journal. 09
2004 September Grant Blandino Miles Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $79,999 from NASA Langley Research Center to contribute to the development of a low-mass optical diagnostic system for solar sails leading to a measurement protocol for obtaining accurate temperatures from a metalized sail membrane using thermal imaging and a protocol for using photogrammetry for determining the sail shape and dynamic behavior. 09
2004 September Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $86,088 from the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of the principles by which the nervous system coordinates muscles across joints and solves the "degrees of freedom" problem in motor control. 09
2004 September Grant Coverstone Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Public Safety) received $7,500 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the fourth year of "ABC Operation Undergrad," a program to decrease high-risk behavior and criminal activity associated with the use of alcohol and to reduce manufacture, possession and use of fake identification and other fictitious documents on the campus of JMU and in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 09
2004 September Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Associate Professor, Psychology) received $240,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to reduce smoking behavior of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder youth population. 09
2004 September Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $21,000 from the National Park Service for "Integrating Virtual Reality Gateways with Natural and Cultural Resource Digital Knowledge Centers" to further the work of the Synthesis Support Center. 09
2004 September Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Honors Program; Professor, English) received two grants to support "Furious Flower: Regenerating the Black Poetic Tradition," a conference at JMU drawing established and emerging poets: The Virginia Commission for the Arts contributed $8,000 to fund community outreach programs and the Arts Council of the Valley contributed $4,500 to help fund the conference. 09
2004 September Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $20,000 from New London City Schools, $18,000 from Essex County Schools and $24,000 from Alexandria City Public Schools for School of Psychology internship agreements. 09
2004 September Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $41,500 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter. 09
2004 September Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $360,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role of beneficial bacteria in protecting salamanders and their egg masses from fungal pathogens. 09
2004 September Grant Heydari Dr. Mohammad H. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $10,000 from the National Security Agency to manage the conference travel funds for the New Security Paradigms Workshop. 09
2004 September Grant Jaynes Dr. Charles D. Jaynes (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $36,158 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to assess changes in chronic wound fluid proteins during healing and to identify and quantify those proteins. 09
2004 September Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM/Valley Voice) received $121,270 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide community broadcast services. 09
2004 September Grant Linn Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education) received $2,191,123 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Virginia Special Education Training and Technical Assistance Center to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 09
2004 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $416,912 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to implement a new master's of science in nursing program designed to provide graduates with eligibility for adult nurse practitioner or gerontological nurse practitioner certification and $84,488 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to develop holistic approaches to improving care options for persons with Alzheimer's disease. 09
2004 September Grant Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service) received $143,927 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide support to the SVP. 09
2004 September Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,292,993 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to continue to design and implement prototype versions of the Network Security Risk Assessment Model and the Portable Network Security Analysis Tool to evaluate anticipated network/system failure modes and to analyze and quantify the effects of network security risks. 09
2004 September Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $31,258 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to cover the salaries of a part-time coordinator/director and two student assistants and operational expenses of the SVTC. 09
2004 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received six grants: $92,040 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services to the uninsured; $75,112 from the Virginia Department of Health to build and train a network of community health workers for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; $18,306 from Virginia Commonwealth University to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters; $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to assist the Blue Ridge AHEC in efforts to reduce language and cultural barriers to health care for immigrant populations in the Shenandoah Valley; $8,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients; and $4,441 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "AIDS Services Group: External Evaluation Services" to complete meta-data management and evaluation activities. 09
2004 September Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $38,000 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic and to support a doctoral student in speech-language pathology. 09
2004 September Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, Business) received $178,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus. 09
2004 September Grant Reisner Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $16,011 from the National Science Foundation to foster understanding of chemistry through more metacognitive instruction at JMU. 09
2004 September Grant Rivera-Hainaj Dr. Rosa E. Rivera-Hainaj (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $140,625 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a Chiro-Optical Spectrophotometer for chemistry research and student training. 09
2004 September Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics), Kirby L. Cramer Jr. (Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina Vcherashnaya Rosser (Professor, Economics) published a paper, "Complex Dynamics of Macroeconomic Collapse and Its Aftermath in Transition Economies," in the Eastern Economic Journal, Spring 2004, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 207-221. 09
2004 September Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $5,000 from Rockingham County Public Schools to supervise four graduate students from the speech-language pathology program in an intensive summer intervention program with at least 10 to 12 children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism or Pervasive Development Disorder. 09
2004 September Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide information, data and water samples to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program on the pH levels and ammonia content of rainfall collected at the JMU site. 09
2004 September Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Head and Associate Professor, Biology) received $214,500 from the National Institutes of Health to define and explore the constellation of virulence factors of Bordetella pertussis and to develop tissue and/or organ culture models for studying toxicity of Bordetella avium. 09
2004 September Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $169,812 from the National Institutes of Health to continue the "Bridges to Baccalaureate" program at JMU. 09
2004 September Grant Wubah Dr. Judith A. Wubah (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $29,274 from the National Institutes of Health to gain insight into the region-specific differentiation of the mouse prostate, which may increase understanding of human prostate differentiation and regional susceptibility to disease. 09
2004 September Presentation Baker Rudmin Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Joseph Rudmin (Electronics Tech, CISAT Laboratory Operations) presented a paper, "An Undergraduate High Power Electromagnetic Effects Research Project," at the European Electromagnetics Symposium at the Otto Von Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, July 15. Co-authors included ISAT students Joseph Darragh and Nathan Olive. 09
2004 September Presentation Whitfield Dr. Toni S. Whitfield (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented the paper, "What Business Communication Means from Inside the Communication Major: A Report on the Current Status of Business Communication Course Textbooks and Needs Identified by Former Students and Employers," at the 54th annual International Communication Association conference, New Orleans, May 29. 09
2004 September Service Fordham Dr. David R. Fordham (PBGH Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor of Accounting) served as training conference chair of the AIS (Accounting Information Systems) Educators Association annual conference in Denver, Colo., June 25-28. 09
2004 October Publication Benedict Dr. James Benedict (Professor, Psychology) and Speed student Jessica Anderton co-wrote the article, "Applying the Just-in-Time Teaching Approach to Teaching Statistics," published in Teaching of Psychology, vol. 31, no. 3. 10
2004 October Publication Hastedt Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) edited a special issue of the journal, White House Studies, on "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor?" Vol. 4, No. 1, summer 2004. 10
2004 October Publication Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) co-authored a competitive paper, "Measurement of the Seven Phase Model of Conflict," with Emily R. Hoole, Amy D. Thelk, Susan L. Davis, Ph.D. candidates in the Assessment and Measurement Program, and Sallye Trobaugh, co-owner and mediator, Mediation Associates, LLC, at the Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Paper Session, American Educational Research Association, San Diego, Calif., April 12-16. 10
2004 October Publication Linder Dr. Fletcher Linder (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published "Slave Ethics and Imagining Critically Applied Anthropology in Public Health Research," in Medical Anthropology, 23:1-30. 10
2004 October Publication Nichols Dr. Nancy B. Nichols (Assistant Professor, Business) co-wrote with Jill Mayclim of KPMG and Dr. M. Cathy Sullivan of California State U., the article, "Related-party like-kind property exchanges: recent IRS guidance," in The CPA Journal, Vol. 74, No. 5, May 1. 10
2004 October Publication Wiley Dr. Andrea S. Wiley (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published a book, An Ecology of High-altitude Infancy: A Biocultural Perspective, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. Wiley published the paper, "'Drink Milk for Fitness': The Cultural Politics of Human Bio-logical Variation and Milk Consumption in the United States," in American Anthropologist, Vol. 106, No. 3, September 2004. Wiley also presented the paper, "From 'White Poison' to 'Does a body good': a critical examination of the relationship between milk and child growth" at the Association for the Study of Food and Society annual meeting in Hyde Park, N.Y., June 12. 10
2004 October Publication Zemliansky Aley Wright Pipkins Zimmerman Dr. Pavel Zemliansky (Assistant Professor, Writing Program) published and edited with the late Wendy Bishop, the book, Research Writing Revisited: A Sourcebook for Teachers, published by Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 2004. Four Writing Program faculty wrote articles published in the book: Dr. Shelley Aley (Associate Professor) wrote "The Collage Connection: Using Hypertext to Teach Research Writing"; Dr. Kenneth R. Wright (Assistant Professor) wrote "Moving Writing Out of the Classroom: An Appeal for Community Literacy Composition Pedagogies"; Drs. Traci Pipkins (Assistant Professor) and Jim Zimmerman (Assistant Professor) co-wrote "Walking the Fine Line: Balancing Assessment Politics with Writing Pedagogy." 10
2004 October Publication Wright Pipkins Zimmerman Dr. Kenneth R. Wright (Assistant Professor) wrote "Moving Writing Out of the Classroom: An Appeal for Community Literacy Composition Pedagogies"; Dr. Traci Pipkins (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Jim Zimmerman (Assistant Professor) co-wrote "Walking the Fine Line: Balancing Assessment Politics with Writing Pedagogy." 10
2004 October Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,372 from National Security Research to locate and document unclassified information on high-power radio frequency source technologies and system thresholds. 10
2004 October Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $2,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to measure the kinetics of reactions between primary alcohols and copper oxide. 10
2004 October Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $6,177 from the National Park Service for "Spindle House Excavation, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park" to conduct archaeological field testing and to prepare a preliminary report. 10
2004 October Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from Richmond City Schools to provide a psychology student internship. 10
2004 October Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Nursing) received $5,318 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide an internship experience. 10
2004 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA) received $34,286 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading services. 10
2004 October Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $3,000 from SAW Community Foundation for "Caregivers Community Net-work" to expand volunteer coordination efforts to meet the growing needs of eligible families throughout Augusta County. 10
2004 October Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to develop a business plan in support of the Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative. 10
2004 October Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $3,503 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade the Gathright Dam/Lake Moomaw archaeological artifact collection and $1,611 from the Highland County Historical Society to locate archaeological sites within Clover Creek Chapel Cemetery. 10
2004 October Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $580,654 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "The Virginia Center for Health Outreach at JMU" to serve in a coordinating role to support community health workers across Virginia; $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide a series of workshops across Virginia on fundamentals of developing and sustaining community-based activities; $49,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start in life; and $37,500 from the Virginia Statewide Area Health Education Center Program to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically under-served populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye also received three grants to support an international festival -- $300 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital, $250 from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and $250 from Sanctuary United Church of Christ. 10
2004 October Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $103,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an increased number of qualified speech-language pathologists. 10
2004 October Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from Louisa County to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 10
2004 October Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $3,261 from Special Olympics Inc. to integrate a newly initiated Healthy Hearing Program in Virginia in order to enhance hearing health for Special Olympics athletes. 10
2004 October Grant VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $47,965 from the National Science Foundation to provide students from institutions across the United States, primarily from institutions less likely to have resources available to support student research, with authentic mathematical research experiences at JMU. 10
2004 October Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $32,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2004 Health and Physical Activity Institute to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education. 10
2004 October Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $7,930 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the council programs in the Shenandoah Valley in 2004-05. 10
2004 October Presentation Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Professor and Head, Sociology and Anthropology) presented three papers at professional conferences: "Religious Diffusion and the Political and Social Consequences of Missionary Style," at the annual Association for the Sociology of Religion meeting in San Francisco, August; "The Case for Secular Assimilation? Religion and the Latino Experience in Richmond, Virginia," co-authored with Debra Schleef of the University of Mary Washington, at the annual American Sociological Association meeting in San Francisco, August; and "Bossa Nova as a Cultural Bridge: Connecting the Brazilian and American Musical World," at the Brazilian Studies Association meeting in Rio De Janeiro, June. Cavalcanti served as the convener and discussant of two sessions, "Race/Ethnicity and Religious Diversity" and "Globalization and Morality," of the Association for the Sociology of Religion conference in San Francisco, August. Cavalcanti was organizer and chair of the session, "Playing Bossa Nova Now and Then," at the Brazilian Studies Association meeting in Rio de Janeiro. 10
2004 October Presentation Finkelstein Richard Finkelstein (Assistant Professor, Theatre) was on a U.S Institute for Theatre Technology panel in April. Finkelstein has begun design work on the visual stage renovations for a new theatre and act for comedian Yakov Smirnoff, which involves four different scenery studios, estimated to cost $250,000. 10
2004 November Publication Benedict Dr. James O. Benedict (Professor, Psychology) co-wrote "Applying the Just-in-Time Teaching Approach to Teaching Statistics," in Teaching of Psychology, 31, 197-199. 11
2004 November Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Management Science) published Telecommunications Service Management: Issues and Industry-Academia Cooperation Initiative, 2004 U.S.-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC-2004), ICTS04 Track, Research Triangle Park, N.C., Aug. 12-14; and Mobile Telecommunications Service Management: Key Issues and Market Trends, The International Association of Computer Information Systems Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Oct. 6-9, Vol. V, No. 2, pp. 414-419 (co-authors: Jason Kelske, Rakesh Patel, and Ritual Walia). Choi was appointed associate technical editor of the IEEE Communications Society magazine, 2004-05; and a member of the ETRI Journal Editorial Committee, September 2004-August 2006. 11
2004 November Publication DeMars Dr. Christine E. DeMars (Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) wrote the article, "Detection of item parameter drift over multiple test administrations," published in Applied Measurement in Education, 17, 265-300, 2004. 11
2004 November Publication Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) published an article, "Navigating Perceptions of 'Otherness' in the Classroom: One Experience," in the Journal of Radical Pedagogy, summer, Vol. 6, No. 1, and two books, Kinzoni: Towards Afrikan Intracommunal Dispute Resolution in the U.S. and Mbongi: Towards Africentric Political Formations in the U.S., both published by the Reapalife Press, Harrisonburg, 2004. Imani also participated in the Center for Spatially-Integrated Social Science Workshop at Ohio State University, June 28-July 2. Imani was a reviewer for the spatial dynamics panel of the National Science Foundation's Social and Human Dynamics grant program in Washington, D.C., June 21-22. 11
2004 November Publication Odonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communications Sciences and Disorders) co-wrote a research paper, "Mirror Writing Following Left Hemisphere Infarction: A Case Study," published in The Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, Vol. 12 (3), September. O'Donoghue was elected to a three-year term as the Virginia representative to Legislative Council for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. 11
2004 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) published several articles in September and October: "The Perils of 'Consensus': Hans Kelsen and the Legal Philosophy of the United Nations," in the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, vol. 14, no. 3; "Law, Human Rights, Realism and the 'War on Terror,'" in Human Rights & Human Welfare, vol. 4; "Taking Terrorists at Their Word," in In the National Interest, vol. 3, no. 35; and "A Nation Long Forlorn: Liberia's Journey from Civil War toward Civil Society," in the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, vol. 6, no. 4. Pham's 2004 book, Liberia: Portrait of a Failed State, published by Reed Press, was favorably reviewed in the September/October 2004 issues of Foreign Affairs, Worldview and The Wilson Quarterly. 11
2004 November Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics and Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper co-written with Honggang Li of Beijing Normal University, "Market Dynamics and Stock Price Volatility," in The European Physical Journal B, June 1, 2004, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 409-413. 11
2004 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $52,120 from the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies to produce and distribute a body of literature describing the current initiatives related to humanitarian mine action technology. 11
2004 November Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,480 from DuPont to use nonnative freshwater clams, Corbicula fluminea, as a biomonitor for mercury in the South River, building on previous studies. 11
2004 November Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to conduct studies on fragmentation of aquatic ecosystems in eastern National Forests. 11
2004 November Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carollyn S. Oglesby (Scholar in Residence, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program and Synthesis Regional Support Center) received $14,815 from the National Park Service to develop a biodiesel-hybrid all-terrain vehicle for use by Shenandoah National Park and to study applicability of a fuel-cell system for auxiliary power at the park's air-quality monitoring station. 11
2004 November Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Park Service to digitize and organize documentation on the Green Springs region by using the Synthesis information management system. 11
2004 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $45,000 from the National Park Service for "Archaeological Overview and Assessment of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove" to cooperate in conducting archaeological, historical, cultural and scientific research, monitoring and interpretive activities related to the protection and management of cultural and natural resources of the National Park system. 11
2004 November Grant Grove Dr. Ralph F. Grove (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $1,000 from Merck and Co. Inc. for "First Lego League Regional Competition," a robotics contest. 11
2004 November Grant Heydari Bahn Dr. Mohammad H. Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Professor, Marketing; Director, MBA Program) received $52,820 from the National Security Agency to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 11
2004 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide services that help adolescents acquire knowledge and skills that will instill healthy attitudes to encourage and support abstinence from sexual activity. 11
2004 November Grant Hyser Dr. Raymond M. Hyser (Professor, History) received two grants from the U.S. Department of Education: $20,357 for "ALIVE American History" to conduct nationally significant programs to improve the quality of education and to assist all students to meet challenging state content standards, and $14,449 for "Virginia, History is Elementary" to provide workshop support for Rockbridge County Public Schools for teaching of American history. 11
2004 November Grant Lopes-Murphy Dr. Solange A. Lopes-Murphy (Associate Professor, Secondary Education) received $147,334 from the U.S. Department of Education for the fourth year of a five-year project, "Enhancing Effective Teaching of Limited English Proficient Students," to provide professional development in English-as-a-Second-Language education to non-ESL secondary education teachers, administrators and college faculty. 11
2004 November Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $6,338 from the National Park Service for "Archaeological Assessment of Browntown and Gimlet Ridge Overlooks" to investigate the original construction techniques of overlooks and stone walls. 11
2004 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received numerous grants to provide assistance in the organization of an annual, regionally focused international festival: $1,000 from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., $500 from Marshall's, $500 from First Presbyterian Church, $250 from Merck and Co. Inc., $250 from House of Oak and Sofas, $100 from Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalists, $100 from Virginia Cellular LLC, $100 from Carlos Madrid, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, $100 from Carlos Madrid, Church of the Nazarene, $50 from Macondo's LLC, $50 from Engdawork G. Arefaine, Blue Nile Ethiopian Food and $50 from All Saints Special Needs Fund, Russian Orthodox Church. 11
2004 November Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Speech Pathology) received $32,064 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Student Sampler for Sign-to-Voice Interpreting" to create and field test an instructional CD on deaf students for sign-to-voice interpreting and $10,718 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for a graduate assistantship in aural habilitation. 11
2004 November Presentation Feind Rebecca S. Feind (Associate Professor, Reference Librarian) presented "The Travel Writing of Clara Laughlin" as part of a panel on Women Travel Writers at the fourth biennial meeting of the International Society for Travel Writing, held in Milwaukee, Oct. 23. 11
2004 November Presentation Harris Barron Benedict Saville Zinn Serdikoff Apple Reis-Bergan Baker Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) copresented "Workshop for creating an online introductory statistics course" and "Team teaching an introductory statistics course"; Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. James O. Benedict (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) co-presented "Alternative approaches to teaching research methods"; and Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne Baker (Associate Professor, Psychology) co-presented "Getting students engaged in research methods across the curriculum"; all presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Research Methods and Statistics Conference in Atlanta, Oct. 1-2. 11
2004 November Presentation Maloney S. Maggie Maloney (Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy) presented "Utilization of the new AOTA Fieldwork Evaluation Form" at the annual Virginia Occupational Therapy Association conference in Richmond, Oct. 8-9. 11
2004 December Publication Carter Dr. Timothy Carter (Professor, Sociology) published "Force Against and by Game Wardens in Citizen Encounters," in Police Quarterly, Vol. 74, pp. 489-508, December. 12
2004 December Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a keynote address, "Resurrecting the Symbolic Invocative Mode as a Means of Pan-Afrikan Empowerment," at the Sankofa Crusade 3 conference, in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 2; presented the paper, "Symbolic Social Invisibility: The First Step in the Psychosocial Genocide of Africans in the United States," at the 37th annual International Conference of the African Heritage Studies Association, held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Oct. 7-9; delivered a keynote address, "Building Bridges," at the Virginia Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages meeting, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Oct. 16; and conducted a symposium, "Afrikan Identity: Being Self, Knowing Self," jointly sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, held at Virginia Tech, Nov. 9. 12
2004 December Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) published two articles: "Politics and International Justice in a World of States," in Human Rights & Human Welfare, vol. 4, 119-135; and "Lazarus Rising: Civil Society and Sierra Leone's Return from the Grave," in the International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, vol. 7, no. 1. Pham wrote a book, Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession, published by Oxford University Press, November. 12
2004 December Publication Rumbo Dr. Joseph Rumbo (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published "Examining Relationships between Consumption, Nature, and Culture" in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 218-230. Also, Rumbo presented "Mind: The 'Semiotic Struggle' between Marketers and Consumers" at the annual Pacific Sociological Association meeting in San Francisco, April 18. 12
2004 December Publication Ryan Dr. Joseph B. Ryan (Assistant Professor, Special Education) published a manuscript, "A review of peer-mediated intervention studies on academic achievement for students with emotional and behavior disorders," in Remedial and Special Education, 25(6), 330-341, November. Also, Ryan co-presented "The Use of Physical Restraint in Schools and Other Child-Care Agencies," at the 2004 International Child and Adolescent Conference, Minneapolis, Oct. 14-16. 12
2004 December Publication Spear Dr. Joe Spear (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published the paper, "Cumulative Change in Scientific Production: Research Technologies and the Structuring of New Knowledge," in Perspectives on Science, Vol. 12, pp. 55-85. 12
2004 December Publication Thompson Travis Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration Program), with Michael C. Boblitz, a senior planning analyst with Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville and a JMU 2000 HSAP graduate, published an article, "Seven Steps for Evaluating Primary Care Practice Ownership," in Healthcare Financial Management, November. Thompson presented a poster session on "Emergency Preparedness Training Needs of Hospital Safety and Security Officers in Virginia," (co-authors: Dr. H. Richard Travis (Professor Emeritus, Health Sciences) and Suzi Silverstein of the Virginia Department of Health), at the annual Virginia Public Health Association meeting, Oct. 21, in Fairfax. 12
2004 December Publication Wang Dr. Greg Wang (Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development) published a paper, "Toward a Theory of Human Resource Development Learning Participation," in Human Resource Development Review, Vol. 3, No. 4. 12
2004 December Publication Zemliansky Dr. Pavel Zemliansky (Assistant Professor, Writing Program) co-edited a book, with Kirk St. Amant of Texas Tech University, Internet-Based Workplace Communication: Industry and Academic Applications, published by Information Science Publishing, Hershey, Pa., October. 12
2004 December Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $8,100 from the U.S. Department of State for "Humanitarian Mine Action Conference Planning" to assist host nations by producing a strategic planning training course that will enable nations to develop effective mine action plans. 12
2004 December Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $75,049 from Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum for forum staff support. 12
2004 December Grant Chappel Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with disabilities and their parents the opportunity to learn about issues facing students attending college. 12
2004 December Grant DeGaris Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $10,000 from Gatorade to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship. 12
2004 December Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $47,325 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide curriculum enhancement to beginner and intermediate English language learners. 12
2004 December Grant Geier Nash Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $3,096 from Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to conduct an initial archaeological survey of the Downs Parcel in Rockingham County. 12
2004 December Grant Halsell Dr. Susan R. Halsell (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $30,000 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 melanogaster. 12
2004 December Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine the potential for and evidence of past antibiotic resistance plasmid transfer to and among native populations of stream bacteria and to characterize the plasmids involved. 12
2004 December Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $9,608 from Rockingham Family Physicians to provide patient health services. 12
2004 December Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $47,059 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "State Wind Energy Support - Tall Towers: Monitoring High Height Winds in the U.S. East Central Region" to support JMU activities to implement the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Powering America program in Virginia. 12
2004 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $69,236 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 12
2004 December Grant Rife Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to further explore the function of exon AK by isolating RNA from rats and to directly test the hypothesis that exon AK helps regulate translation of the Nitric Oxide Synthetase I gene. 12
2004 December Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $8,046 from PacificHealth Labs to research and determine whether a carbohydrate/protein beverage improves exercise performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 12
2004 December Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Program; Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs) received $29,567 from the Fulbright Scholar Program to provide an American Studies Institute in Cairo, Egypt. 12
2004 December Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant, Office of the President; Professor, Biology) received $80,044 from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of African American, Hispanic and Native American minority graduates in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. 12
2004 December Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the fundamental mechanical, anatomical and physical constraints of bipedal locomotion by examining the biomechanics of bipedal locomotion in Propithecus verreauxi. 12
2004 December Presentation Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) organized the session, "The Aesthetics of Everyday Life in Africa," and presented the paper, "Identification Photography, Postcolonialism and Aesthetic Contemplation in The Gambia," at the African Studies Association annual meeting, in New Orleans, Nov. 10-14. 12
2004 December Presentation Gardner Kristin Gardner (Peer Programs Coordinator, University Health Center) directed the Reality Educators Advocating Campus Health peers' presentation,"The Duke is Right" program, at the BACCHUS & GAMMA Peer Education Network National Conference in Chicago, Nov. 12; JMU peers won the "2004 Outstanding Network Affiliate Award" for excellence in peer education programs; and presented at the VA-ABC Conference on their alcohol-awareness program. 12
2004 December Presentation Geier Nash Dr. Clarence Geier (Professor, Anthropology) gave the paper, "Civil War Archaeology as an Avenue to the Study of Local Culture History," and Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "Urban Archaeology in the Valley of Virginia: Harrisonburg's Hardesty-Higgins House" at the annual Archeological Society of Virginia meeting in Lexington, Oct. 29. 12
2004 December Presentation Maxfield Sandy Maxfield (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) presented "Teaching with digital images: six years into the revolution," at the State University of New York Conference on Computing in the Disciplines: Beyond the Slide Library, in New York City, Oct. 8. 12
2004 December Presentation Poulson Dr. Steve Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented the paper, "Shi`i Muslim Culture and Social Protest in Iran," to the International Relations Program at Roanoke College, Sept. 22. 12
2004 December Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics and Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented two papers, "The Changing Face of Mainstream Economics" and "Epistemological Implications of Economic Complexity" at the Southern Economic Association meetings in New Orleans, Nov. 2-23. 12
2004 December Presentation Sundre Bhola Dr. Donna L. Sundre (Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies), Dr. Dennison Bhola (Assistant Assessment Specialist, CARS; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and student Kara Owens presented workshops at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, October. 12
2004 December Presentation Syre Dr. Tom Syre (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) was one of four plenary speakers, presenting "Community services boards: What they are and how they serve the public," and also presented a poster on the Harrisonburg-Rockingham CSB, at the annual Virginia Public Health Association conference in Fairfax, Oct. 21. 12
2004 December Presentation Wiley Dr. Andrea Wiley (Associate Professor, Anthropology) gave the invited presentation, "Milk consumption and national and global food policy: Does biological variation matter?" in the Culture in Global Affairs lecture series at The Elliott School, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., November. Several members of the School of Art and Art History participated in the Southeastern College Art Conference held Oct. 13-16 in Jacksonville, Fla.: Dr. Kay Arthur (Professor), who serves as the Virginia representative on the SECAC board, presented a paper, "Maria Ormani's Breviary and Self Portrait: Self Definition among Tuscan Augustinian Hermitan Nuns." Dr. Sarah Warren (Assistant Professor) presented a paper, "Painting Beyond Sense: Abstraction and Performance in the Early Russian Avant-Garde." Christina Updike (Visual Resources Curator), who serves as the Visual Resources Association representative on the SECAC board, presented and demonstrated the Madison Digital Image Data-base 2 software system in the session, "This DAM New World: Creating and Managing Digital Assets for the Art History Classroom." Dr. Robert Bersson (Professor Emeritus) presented a paper, "The Introductory Art Appreciation and Art History Courses: Issues, Challenges, Possibilities." Dr. Linda Halpern (Associate Professor; Dean, General Education) was co-chair of two open sessions for undergraduate papers in which JMU undergraduate student Kendall Lyn Barbery presented a paper, "Ana, Asele and Badunka, a triple synthesis: an Analysis of the Work of Uche Okeke." 12
2005 January Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Management Science) published the following two journal articles: " Applications of 'Human Factors' in Wireless Telecommunications Service Delivery, International Journal of Services and Standards" (IJSS), Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 287-298, 2005. (co-authors: Josh Krause, Michelle Imperio, Stephen Macchio and Kimberly Rill) and "Management of Telecommunications Services: A Vital New Content Area and A Course Model for the College of Business," in International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE), Issue No. 3, 2005 (co-authors: Faye P. Teer and Harold B. Teer). 01
2005 January Publication Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Black Mexico in Historical and Contemporary Perspective" by invitation at the Center for Folklife and Culture Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, November 30, 2004. 01
2005 January Publication Mitchell Randy L. Mitchell (Associate Vice President, Student Affairs) published the book, "Flying Through Clouds: Navigating Uncertainty and Change in the Student Affairs Profession," by Atwood Publishing. The book, Mitchell's fourth, continues a series of essays on the changing nature of student affairs work. 01
2005 January Publication Della Noce Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) published the following: "From practice to theory to practice: A brief retrospective on the transformative mediation model," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 925-936, (2004); "The beaten path to mediator quality assurance: The emerging narrative of consensus and its institutional functions," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 937-964 (2004) and with D.J., Antes, J.R., & Saul, J.A. (2004), "Identifying practice competence in transformative mediators: An interactive rating scale assessment nodel," Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 19 (3), 1005-1058, (2004). 01
2005 January Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology) had an editorial-opinion article, "Iran: Fear prompts pursuit of nuclear weapons," published in the Roanoke Times on December 5, 2004. 01
2005 January Publication Pruett Dr. David Pruett (Associate Professor, Mathematics) was featured in the February issue of Science and Theology News regarding his course, "From Black Elk to Black Holes: Tales of a Mysterious Universe," which was offered through the Honors Program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in spring 2004. In the course, students explored the universe by seeking balance between the path of the heart (wisdom) and the path of the mind (knowledge). 01
2005 January Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. (Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a book, "The Changing Face of Economics: Interviews with Cutting Edge Economists," (coauthored with David Colander and Richard P.F. Holt), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. 01
2005 January Publication Wang Greg Wang (Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development) published an edited book, "Advances in HRD measurement and evaluation: Theory and practice" (2004, Sage), and wrote two chapters: Chapter 1. Human Resource Development Measurement and Evaluation: Looking back and moving forward, p. 5-15; and Chapter 3. Human resource development evaluation: Emerging market, barriers, and theory building, p. 22-36. 01
2005 January Grant Baedke Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $69,034 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrogeochemical and Groundwater Modeling Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water around Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that contain strand plains of beach ridges and wetlands. 01
2005 January Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $14,962 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to provide support for the International Mine Action Service Web site. 01
2005 January Grant Coverstone Martino-McAllister McAllister van Zyl Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Office of Public Safety), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and Cecilia van Zyl (Counselor and Substance Abuse Specialist, Counseling and Student Development Center) received $1,500 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to support the BASICS and Choices training as a statewide event through Operation Undergrad. 01
2005 January Grant Dahmus Critzer Elizabeth M. Dahmus (Co-director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) and Penelope Critzer (Co-director, SVCDC) received $274,790 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide comprehensive developmental services to the children of Virginia, promoting optimal physical, social, mental and emotional development and well being of all children. 01
2005 January Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $5,000 from the National Park Service for "Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Database" to oversee the implementation of an electronic database. 01
2005 January Grant Martino-McAllister McAllister Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) received $94,508 from the Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention to continue to build on the success of the State Incentive Grant by upgrading the Prevention Basics Level I-III curriculum and delivery workshops. 01
2005 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $2,622 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 01
2005 January Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Associate Professor, Biology) received $40,001 from the National Science Foundation to understand the function of the alpha-amylase in Arabidopsis. 01
2005 January Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $8,235 from the National Park Service to conduct archaeological studies of the Old Rag parking lot and the Weakley Hollow access trail in Shenandoah National Park. 01
2005 January Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $57,247 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to provide Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program coverage. 01
2005 January Grant Ross Dr. Martha K. Ross (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $43,850 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to strengthen the collaboration of early childhood education services. 01
2005 January Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $11,250 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services for the journal. 01
2005 January Presentation Chandler Barbara E. Chandler MOT, OTR (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) with Dr. Jodi Hanzlik of Colorado State University co-authored the Curriculum Analysis Tool (CAT) for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Developed in response to the 2003 Practice Analysis of the Occupational Therapy Profession, the CAT is designed to help occupational therapy educational programs develop curricula that prepare students for current practice. Chandler and Hanzlik introduced the CAT at the NBCOT Practice Analysis Conference in Orlando and the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis. Chandler also gave the keynote address, "Using Evidence Based Practice in the Schools," at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Annual School System Symposium, hosted by the JMU Occupational Therapy program. 01
2005 January Presentation Fagan Jody Condit Fagan (Assistant Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) presented "Digital Reference Software Update" at the invitation of the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, Cincinatti, Ohio, on November 7, 2004. 01
2005 January Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor of Sociology) participated in the National African-American Student Leadership Conference at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., January 14-15. He presented as part of a panel discussing the topic of "Afrikan Male Leadership and the Osirian Mythological Dramaturgy of Classical Afrika". He also presented an individual paper, "Afrikan Student Leadership: The Metaphor of the Bomber." 01
2005 January Presentation Kerr Dr. Natalie A. Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology) made two presentations, "The game project in introductory psychology: Lessons learned," poster session, and "Eliminating social loafing on group projects," participant idea exchange, at the 27th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., January. 01
2005 January Presentation Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) presented a paper, "Seven-Phase Model of Conflict: Practical Applications for Conflict Mediators and Leaders" at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, November 11, 2004, Chicago, Illinois; paper co-authors include Emily R. Hoole, Amy D. Thelk, & Susan L. Davis, Ph.D. candidates in the JMU Doctoral Program in Assessment and Measurement, and Sallye S. Trobaugh, Mediation Associates LLC, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Kimsey also received recertification as a court-referred mediator with the Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Virginia Supreme Court. 01
2005 January Presentation Klein Michael J. Klein (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Program) presented "Representations of Cloning in Film" as part of a panel on Cloning in the Popular Imagination at the Choices and Challenges Forum, held in Blacksburg, VA, Oct. 28, 2004. 01
2005 January Presentation Kline Dr. Carmenza Kline (Professor, Spanish) presented a lecture on the topic of my last book, "Violencia en Macondo" at the Universidad de La Plata in Argentina November 25, and shared wonderful and memorable experiences with the best writers of Latin America and Spain such as Ernesto Sabato, Carlos Fuentes and Ernesto Cardinal. She also participated in the Third World Congress of the Spanish Language. 01
2005 January Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published the article "Modesty and Modernity: Photography, Race and Representation on Mexico's Costa Chica (Guerrero)" in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 11(4), pp. 1-29, November 2004. 01
2005 January Presentation McCabe Jennifer McCabe (Librarian, Health & Human Services) presented "Beyond Information Literacy: Getting Personal on the Internet" at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, Calif., November 15, 2004. The presentation highlighted the creation and recording of a series of Web-based videos designed to teach students how to use the library. 01
2005 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor of Anthropology) organized the panel "Parenting in Modern Times: The 'Home Work' of American Working Families" and co-presented the paper, "Everyday Moments: Finding 'Quality Time' among American Working Families" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, December 15. 01
2005 January Presentation Rice C. William Rice (Professor, Music) served as an adjudicator for the mallet keyboard competition at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention held in Nashville, Tenn., November 10-13. 01
2005 January Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Director, Strength & Conditioning) made a presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's sport specific training conference in Louisville, January 12. The presentation title was "Lifts, Jumps and Sprints: Conjugate Training for Speed Development." He presented "Applying Conjugate Training Methods for Improving Sports Performance" at the 2005 Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, the largest sports and fitness weekend event in the world as part of the Strength Training Summit. 01
2005 February Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $4,664 from Uniwest Group Inc. to conduct a metal detecting and shovel test pit program and to prepare a detailed plan map of an 1861 Civil War encampment in Leesburg. 02
2005 February Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $10,155 from the Central Shenandoah Health District to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area. 02
2005 February Grant Huber Hubbell Nye Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology),Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 02
2005 February Grant Marler Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $52,709 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the sensory and memory underpinnings of language processing in individuals with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome and to identify auditory interactions with language function. 02
2005 February Grant Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Assistant Professor, Religion) received $500 from the Infinity Foundation to bring notable scholars in the fields of history and philosophy of Hindu religious traditions to deliver public lectures on basic issues in Hindu religious thought and practice. 02
2005 February Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $5,000 from Page County to support Healthy Families in Page County to develop positive parenting skills and to facilitate activities and programs that are consistent with positive child health and development. 02
2005 February Grant Simon Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $1,000 from Sigma Xi to examine the role fish play in the stream community and the influence of interactions between fish species. 02
2005 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had an article, "U.S. National Interests and Africa's Strategic Significance," published in the February issue of American Foreign Policy Interests, the journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a New York-based think tank founded by the late Professor Hans J. Morgenthau. "Legitimacy, Justice, and the Future of Africa," Pham's critical review essay of "Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa," edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Philip J. McConnaughay, appeared in Human Rights & Human Welfare, a journal founded by human rights scholar Jack Donnelly and currently published by the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver for the International Human Rights Consortium, volume 5, pp. 31-49. Pham recently began serving a two-year term on the journal's international Editorial Review Board. His essay, however, was peer-reviewed prior to the beginning of his term. Pham's book, "Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession," has been published in Portuguese as a volume in the prestigious "Estudos e Documentos" series of Publicacoes Europa-America in Lisbon. Oxford University Press originally published the book in November 2004. 03
2005 March Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $735,000 from the U.S. Department of State to support and improve global mine action projects through informational goods and services. 03
2005 March Grant Bolt Dr. Les Bolt (Associate Professor, Secondary Education) received $581,383 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an evaluation of the extent to which the Virginia Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant has met its stated objectives and the extent to which these activities and the stated objectives have met the federal teacher quality enhancement goals of Title II of the 1998 Higher Education Act. 03
2005 March Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,936 from Winchester City Council for "Ozone Outreach in Winchester and Frederick County" to develop a regional program for air quality management in the Valley to include a broad range of air pollution education and outreach programs in the region. 03
2005 March Grant Chappel Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $2,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with disabilities and their parents the opportunity to learn about issues facing students attending college. 03
2005 March Grant Coverstone Martino-McAllister McAllister Van Zyl Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Police and Safety), Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and H. Cecilia Van Zyl (Counselor and Substance Abuse Specialist, Counseling and Student Development Center) received $1,000 from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Alcohol Safety Action Program to support the BASICS and Choices training through provision of a speaker's fee. 03
2005 March Grant Daniel Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,500 from DuPont to build a public exhibit about the work of the South River Science Team. 03
2005 March Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center) received $5,000 from the School Mental Health Alliance for "Toolkit Development Project" to develop a set of procedures that can be practically employed within a school and community to develop school mental health services. 03
2005 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $1,320 from Page County for "Reading Road Show: 'Gus the Bus'" to take early literacy opportunities on the road to children using collaborative efforts that reach children and parents where they live. 03
2005 March Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,200 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide an internship experience. 03
2005 March Grant Hughes Dr. Williams C. Hughes (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $67,000 from the National Science Foundation for "An Interdisciplinary Materials Science REU Site at James Madison University" to provide research experiences for undergraduates involving faculty from five academic departments and to focus on providing high-quality research experiences in materials science. 03
2005 March Grant Layman Dr. Kathryn A. Layman (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. for "Spectroscopic Investigations of Catalytic Solid-Liquid Interfaces" to develop in situ ATR-FTIR and QCM-D to characterize the surface properties of solid ruthenium, iron and iron sulfide catalysts in the presence of a liquid phase. 03
2005 March Grant Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $9,834 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to survey the 125-acre Thoburn's Redoubt parcel located near the confluence of Cedar Creek Battlefield. 03
2005 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $380,875 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. 03
2005 March Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $81,832 from the National Science Foundation to set up a research experience for undergraduates site program whereby students from U.S. universities will travel to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists. 03
2005 March Presentation Hastedt Eksterowicz Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Director, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences; Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) presented two papers, "The Foreign Policy of Hillary Rodham Clinton" and "The George W. Bush Transition: The Disconnect Between Politics and Policy," at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Conference in New Orleans, March 23-27. 03
2005 March Presentation Ryan Dr. Joseph Ryan in special education made a presentation entitled "Timeout and Other Seclusionary procedures Used in Schools" at the Midwest Symposium for leadership in Behavior Disorders in Kansas City on February 25th. 03
2005 April Grant Chappel Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the second annual Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership Conference. 04
2005 April Grant Deaton Dr. Michael L. Deaton (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $85,000 from the Department of Homeland Security to assist local governments in Virginia in developing a decision support system for hazardous materials incidents. 04
2005 April Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $84,360 from the National Science Foundation to provide research experiences for undergraduates in a 10-week session that includes opportunities in the sub-disciplines of materials science, biochemistry, synthesis, environmental chemistry and spectroscopy. 04
2005 April Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $9,000 from the National Park Service to develop graphical and multimedia components for the Ecology Views module and to gather field data to support the project. 04
2005 April Grant Giovanetti Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $81,356 from the National Science Foundation to characterize the low-lying three quark bound and resonant systems in terms of Quantum Chromodynamics. 04
2005 April Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $25,000 from the Office on Children and Youth for the Reading Road Show to continue to provide a book-bag exchange program and intergenerational storytelling activities to low-income families and to increase the number of Spanish-speaking families being served. Hubbell also received $1,979 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program 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
2005 April Grant Meyer Dr. Joseph P. Meyer (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) received $64,145 from the Institute of Education Sciences/U.S. Department of Education to conduct secondary analyses of the nationally representative achievement data collected by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 04
2005 April Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $5,000 from the Pfizer Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program to provide a summer undergraduate stipend to allow a student to develop a novel cyclization pathway for the synthesis of two nitrogen-containing heterocycles, piperdines and azepines. 04
2005 April Grant Newbold Quackenbush Kenneth Newbold (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Darlene H. Quackenbush (Information Security Officer, Information Technology) received $892 from the University of Virginia to provide travel and general support for the outreach, consulting and training activities of the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking to improve information security programs in educational organizations. 04
2005 April Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Assistant Professor, Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (President, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $1,500 from the Verizon Foundation to support the Shenandoah Valley Technology Gala. 04
2005 April Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $508,064 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the northwest region. 04
2005 April Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $125,000 from the National Institutes of Health to clarify the developmental progression of the anatomy and function on the inner ear of two strains of canary with normal hearing and with hearing loss. 04
2005 April Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $5,000 from Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. to determine the abundance and composition of ice-rafted terrigenous sand in the glaciomarine sedimentary sequence from the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Basin. 04
2005 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $33,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that centers on the use of photonuclear reactions to investigate the properties of the nucleon through the production of mesons and nucleon resonances. 04
2005 April Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has been named a 2005-06 academic fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a nonpartisan policy institute based in Washington, D.C. Pham will travel to Tel Aviv University in Israel in May to participate in a 10-day course in terrorism studies focusing on how democracies confront the phenomenon of global terrorism. In addition to lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, the program provides academic fellows with hands-on experience through visits to police, customs and immigration facilities, military bases and border zones to learn the practical side of deterring and defeating terrorists. 04
2005 May Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $3,203 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive. 05
2005 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $16,037 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to organize and host a focus group meeting of experts in the fields of land mine victim assistance and mine risk education. 05
2005 May Grant Campbell Caroline G. Campbell (Associate Director, University Health Center) received $4,360 from the Virginia Department of Health to further the social norms marketing efforts on campus to reduce tobacco use by JMU students. 05
2005 May Grant Coverstone Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Police and Safety) received $1,440 from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for "Student and Faculty Educated Walkers and Drivers Program" to distribute educational brochures at student events. 05
2005 May Grant Daniel Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) and Dawn Hachenski (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $6,368 from DuPont for "Design for a Public Information Exhibit" to complete construction of an exhibit documenting ongoing studies by the South River Science Team to understand and remedy historic mercury contamination in the river. 05
2005 May Grant DeGaris Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $15,000 from ESPN to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship. 05
2005 May Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $6,694 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience at the laboratories of the institute. 05
2005 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $13,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct an inventory of water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry. 05
2005 May Grant Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Understanding Early Circuit Formation and the Spatial Arrangement of Ascending and Descending Projection Patterns in the Developing Auditory System to the Onset of Hearing" to describe when normal initial development of auditory pathways is established, how pathways develop into adult organization and what developmental mechanisms are responsible for guiding early circuit formation. 05
2005 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $12,155 from Uniwest Group Inc. for "Phase II: Mapping of Features on the Site of an 1861 Civil War Encampment, Leesburg, Va." to provide analysis of artifacts, to draw architectural plans of the site, to excavate and to prepare a report of findings. 05
2005 May Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $9,395 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide a student internship. 05
2005 May Grant Linn Ryman Dr. Reid Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs) and Laura Ryman (Director of New Program Development, College of Graduate and Professional Programs) received $25,621 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs for correctional educators. 05
2005 May Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,995 from the National Institutes of Health to provide novel recombinant proteins for research on tear secretion. 05
2005 May Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $76,312 from the Virginia Department of Health to integrate the trained community lay outreach workers into the Virginia Center for Health Outreachs community health worker regional network and $4,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. 05
2005 May Grant Smith Dr. Caroline Smith (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine ways of reducing or attenuating the noise generated by turbulent coanda wall jets, while maintaining crucial flow characteristics. 05
2005 May Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $18,115 from Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. to determine the abundance and composition of ice-rafted terrigenous sand in the glaciomarine sedimentary sequence from the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Basin. 05
2005 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $55,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that centers on the use of photonuclear reactions to investigate the properties of the nucleon through the production of mesons and nucleon resonances. 05
2005 May Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $40,010 from the Virginia Department of Education for "The 2005 Health and Physical Activity Institute" to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education. 05
2005 May Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received four grants totaling $303,661 from the Center for Civic Education for "We the People: National Institutes." Wilson also received $35,200 from the Center for Civic Education for the "We the People: Virginia State Institute." 05
2005 May Grant Wubah Dr. Judith A. Wubah (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "The Role of Mitochondrial Salvage Enzymes During Early Mouse Development" to determine the developmental expression and localization of dGK and TK2 during mouse embryogenesis. 05
2005 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has published an article, "Democracy by Force? Lessons from the Restoration of the State in Sierra Leone," in the Winter/Spring 2005 (Vol. 6, No. 1) issue of The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. The journal is published by the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. 05
2005 July Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has joined the board of advisers of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and advocacy organization that studies the relationship of religion, ethics and morality to public policy, government, culture and politics domestically and internationally. Pham joins other academic representatives on the board, which also includes religious and political leaders. 07
2005 July Grant Cavey Carothers Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Assistant Professor, Secondary Education) and Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $28,080 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 07
2005 July Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $60,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "Preventing Youth Smoking Through Coordinated Community-Based Program" to reduce smoking behavior of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder youth population. 07
2005 July Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $720 from Uniwest Group Inc. to provide analysis of artifacts, draw architectural plans, excavate and prepare a report of findings for the site of an 1861 Civil War encampment in Leesburg. 07
2005 July Grant Gibson Dr. Jonathan B. Gibson (Assistant Professor, Music) received $2,000 from the Arts Council of the Valley to initiate and support several constituent early music ensembles. 07
2005 July Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on amphibian cutaneous bacteria to provide information for conservation efforts. 07
2005 July Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Interim Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $2,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to develop a poetry reading and writing workshop for disadvantaged children ages 9 to 12. 07
2005 July Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a more complete understanding of the occurrence of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes at Michigan beaches. 07
2005 July Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $12,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 07
2005 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $26,046 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. 07
2005 July Grant Lanier Dr. Gabrielle M. Lanier (Associate Professor, History) received $6,504 from Belle Grove Inc. to provide a history of the Overseers House and its development. 07
2005 July Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $27,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to assess the extent to which Interleukin-3 produced by non-bone marrow-derived cells can regulate contact hypersensitivity and can influence nematode-induced basophil development in vivo. 07
2005 July Grant Marler Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $49,088 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the sensory and memory underpinnings of language processing in individuals with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome and to identify auditory interactions with language function. 07
2005 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $17,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "State-Based Anemometer Loan Program" to continue implementing the Wind Powering America program. 07
2005 July Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $10,000 from Virginias Center for Innovative Technology to determine the status of broadband infrastructure in 15 jurisdictions and to find the means by which to fill the gap. 07
2005 July Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the focus of the roles of srr-2 and accessory secretory genes on the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype II GBS. 07
2005 July Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs) received $5,000 from the American Council on Education Internationalization Collaborative to expand and create service-learning as a legitimate, credit-bearing global activity for students and to generate enriching faculty development opportunities for learning partners. 07
2005 July Grant Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Head and Associate Professor, Biology) received $49,967 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sequence, analyze and annotate the genome of one of the major U.S. poultry pathogens, B. avium, and to expand existing microarrays of the Bordetellae to facilitate intergenic comparisons. 07
2005 July Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $93,673 from the Center for Civic Education for "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" to assist upper elementary-, middle- and high-school teachers from private and public schools. 07
2005 July Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) was the June 10 feature speaker at the Congressional Staff Roundtable on Religion on U.S. Foreign Policy sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in conjunction with the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Pham presented "Vatican Foreign Policy in the New Pontificate," which drew senior staff from the House and Senate committees on International Relations and Foreign Affairs, respectively, as well as senior aides to key legislators. 07
2005 December Award Butt Dr. John J. Butt (Professor, History) has been selected as the 2006-07 Carl Harter Distinguished Teacher in JMU's College of Arts and Letters. 12
2005 December Award Hanifi Dr. Shah M. Hanifi (Assistant Professor, History) received a Gutenberg-e Prize from the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press for "Inter-Regional Trade and Colonial State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan," his doctoral dissertation completed in 2001 at the University of Michigan. The award included a $20,000 fellowship for Hanifi to convert the dissertation into an electronic monograph to be published by Columbia University Press. Launched in 1999, the Gutenberg-e prizes are intended to set a high standard for electronic publishing. 12
2005 December Award Lovin Dr. LouAnn Lovin (Head and Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) has been named the JMU College of Education's Madison Scholar for 2006-07 in recognition of her record of publications, professional presentations and publication review appointments. 12
2005 December Award Martin Dr. Doris Martin (Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) has been selected to receive the JMU College of Education's Distinguished Service Award for 2006-07 in recognition of her tremendous service to the university, professional organizations and community, state and national groups. 12
2005 December Award Purcell Dr. Steven L. Purcell (Assistant Professor, Development, Learning and Leadership Education) has been selected as the JMU College of Education's Distinguished Teacher for 2006-07 for excellence in coaching, advising and motivating students. 12
2005 December Publication Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU student N. Sanders have had an article, "Effectiveness of the Citizens Police Academy in Changing Attitudes and Behaviors of Citizen Participants," accepted for publication in American Journal of Criminal Justice. 12
2005 December Publication Cheverton Updike Sarah Cheverton (Manager of Faculty Development Services, Center for Instructional Technology) and Christina B. Updike (Visual Resources Specialist, Art and Art History) have written "Strategies for Transitioning to the Age of Digital Media," a guidebook published by the Visual Resources Association. The special bulletin of the international organization of media consultants is the result of a workshop developed by Cheverton andUpdike for presentation at the VRA's 2004 annual meeting and subsequent Summer Educational Institute. 12
2005 December Publication Gubser Dr. Michael D. Gubser (Assistant Professor, History) had his article, "Time and History in Alois Riegl's Theory of Perception," published in Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 66, No. 3, July. 12
2005 December Publication Kahn "Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) had "Intimate Heterosexual Violence: All the Facts," a review of "Hurting the One You Love: Violence in Relationships" by Irene Frieze published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 29, Issue 3, September." 12
2005 December Publication Lippke Dr. Richard L. Lippke (Professor, Philosophy) had his article, "Mixed Theories of Punishment and Mixed Offenders: Some Unresolved Tensions," accepted for publication in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. 12
2005 December Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) had a chapter, "A dash of indolence, a pinch of serendipity: My personal recipe for a career in teaching," published in "The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from exemplary psychology teachers. The work was published on the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site, http://teachpsych.lemoyne.edu/teachpsych/tia/index.html. 12
2005 December Publication Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), JMU student N. Sanders and M. McCarthy published "Profiles of Undergraduate Programs in Psychology" on the American Psychological Association Web site, http://www.apa.org/ed/pcue/profiles_intro.html. 12
2005 December Publication Van Norman Dr. William C. Van Norman (Assistant Professor, History) had his article, "The Process of Cultural Change Among Cuban Bozales During the Nineteenth Century," published in The Americas, Vol. 62, No. 2, October. 12
2005 December Publication Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "Leading discussions and asking questions" in "The handbook of the teaching of psychology," 2005. 12
2005 December Grant Blandino Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,563 from the NASA to assess the conceptual design of the James Webb Space Telescope sunshield. 12
2005 December Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Blue Ridge ESOL Career Development Academy to expand educational services available to non-native English speakers. Foucar-Szocki also received $100,000 from the Merck Foundation for Virginia's Workforce Improvement Network to facilitate the Career Development Academy for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area.She also received $55,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for Virginia's Workforce Improvement Network to oversee content, design and publication of the Vertex journal. 12
2005 December Grant Gray Dr. Lincoln C. Gray(Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $16,319 from the National Institutes of Health to provide a comprehensive evaluation of developing auditory perceptions on an appropriate animal model. 12
2005 December Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $249,142 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant farm workers in collaboration with local school districts.Hubbell also received $1,800 from the Children's Learning Center Foundation for "Reading Road Show Page County" to expand services of The Gus Bus. 12
2005 December Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) received $70,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for the "Harrisonburg Downtown Technology Zone" to integrate information technology by clustering e-commerce, communication, homeland security and information security and assurance companies to foster a high-technology economy for the city. 12
2005 December Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $14,040 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to provide printing and distribution initiatives. 12
2005 December Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science) received $5,362 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for site documentation, excavations, artifact recovery and report preparation for Shenandoah National Park. 12
2005 December Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,000 from Beloit College to understand how students' spatial cognition can be enhanced. 12
2005 December Grant Layman Dr. Kathryn A. Layman (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $38,951 from the Research Corp. to use attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to characterize the surface properties of heterogeneous catalysts in the presence of liquid phase probe molecules. 12
2005 December Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received a National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Fellowship Award from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He will receive $62,000 over the next two years. Nasim also received a $750 travel grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Health Disparities Conference, "Bridging Science and Culture to Improve Drug Abuse Research in Minority Communities." 12
2005 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $37,500 from Virginia Commonwealth University for recruitment and retention, practice support and training of healthcare professionals in medically underserved areas or with medically underserved populations. Nye also received $12,632 from VCU to provide the Facts and the Fundamentals programs for healthcare learners. He also received $1,670 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English speaking clients. 12
2005 December Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $41,651 from the Research Corp. to characterize the electrical properties of individual doubled-walled carbon nanotubes grown by chemical vapor deposition. 12
2005 December Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $28,964 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services. 12
2005 December Publication Askary Mohammed Askary (Visiting Assistant Professor, Religion), Dr. Ronald S. Kraybill, a professor of conflict studies at Eastern Mennonite University, and Dr. Abraham Davis, a long-time professor of communication and civil rights activist, spoke about "Strategies for Peace" Nov. 16 at the Massanutten Regional Library. The discussion was sponsored by Veterans for Peace. 12
2005 December Presentation Benedict Dr. James O. Benedict (Professor, Psychology) presented "Just-In-Time Teaching for Science and Humanities Courses" in September for the Center for Faculty Innovation at JMU. 12
2005 December Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and JMU student N. Sanders presented "Effectiveness of the Citizens Police Academy in Changing Attitudes, Beliefs and Behavior of Citizen Participants" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Scottsdale, Ariz., in October. 12
2005 December Presentation Brewster Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Good Cop or Bad Cop," the JMU College of Integrated Science and Technology's Madison Scholar Lecture, Oct. 7. 12
2005 December Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), B. Wilde, S. Moore, C. White and L. Buvinger presented "Behaviors leading to social acceptance and rejection in young adolescents with ADHD: Implications for social skills interventions" at the November annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Washington, D.C. 12
2005 December Presentation Evans Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Inspiring Leadership: It's not about the power" at the Educause conference in Orlando, Fla., in October. 12
2005 December Presentation Kerr Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), J. West and A. Adams presented "eInstruction's Classroom Performance System: Collect Student Input through Handheld Devices in the Classroom" at the JMU Center for Instructional Technology's third annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in October. 12
2005 December Presentation Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Religion) presented the inaugural lecture at the World Religions Day at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. Mittal lectured on "Hinduism and Peacebuilding" at the Nov. 14 event organized by MBC's philosophy and religion department. 12
2005 December Presentation Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Developing an after-school program for Harrisonburg adolescents: A concept-mapping approach," the Mosier Fellowship Lecture at JMU Nov. 17. 12
2005 December Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) presented "Religion's Role in Conflict Resolution: Religion and Government Cooperatively Building Peace" Nov. 28 at the opening plenary session of the 2005 meeting of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. The Nov. 28-Dec. 1 meeting drew more than 180 legislators from approximately 36 African, Asian, American and European countries and addressed meeting themes of the role of religion in conflicts; educating children to be global actors; religion, law and terrorism; and international poverty and development.\ 12
2005 December Presentation Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and S. Nida presented "Strategic Planning for Departments of Psychology" at the November annual meeting of the Association of Department Heads of Psychology in Atlanta. 12
2005 December Service Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has been invited to serve on the board of directors for the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis for the 2005-08 term. 12
2005 December Presentation Lewis "Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) led four seminars on "Identities and Mobilities" for graduate students and faculty at CIESAS, the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiories en Antropolog'a Social (Social Anthropology Research Institute) in Mexico City. The September 2005 event was co-sponsored by CIESAS, the Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia e Historia, and the Institut de Recherche pour le dvelopement, with the support of the Mexican Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnolog'a (CONACYT). Lewis presented the paper, "Memory, Migration and Making it Home: Old and New Dwellings on Mexico's Costa Chica (Guerrero)," on the panel "Mexican Interiors/American Exteriors: New Reflections on the Spaces where Mexico meets the United States" at the American Studies Association Meeting in Washington, D.C., November 2005." 12
2005 December Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $5,000 from Virginia Commonwealth University to gather information from providers about the prevention of tobacco use in children. 12
2005 November Award Amenta Dr. Donna S. Amenta(Head and Professor, Chemistry) was one of five recipients of Alumnae/i Achievement Awards bestowed by Wheaton College at the institution's Alumnae/i Association Fall Celebration Oct. 22. Amenta earned a bachelor of arts degree at the Norton, Mass., college. 11
2005 November Award Kohen Dr. Ari Kohen(Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) won an international essay competition sponsored by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation, the Social Science Research Center and Humboldt University. Kohen's essay was one of 154 papers submitted from 62 countries. His prize is a three-month research fellowship in Berlin with an office at the Social Science Research Center and an affiliation with Humboldt University in summer 2006. 11
2005 November Award Hulvey Dale Hulvey (Assistant Vice President, Information Technology) and Darlene Quackenbush (Planning/Information Security Officer, Information Technology) accepted an award for Excellence in Information Technology Solutions at the Oct. 18-21 Educause national conference in Orlando, Fla., on behalf of the work of many JMU people collaborating with the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking. Educause, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, cited security practitioners at JMU, George Mason University, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech and security researchers in JMU's Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance, GMU's Center for Secure Information Systems and the joint GMU/JMU Critical Infrastructure Protection Project. VASCAN was established to strengthen security programs across Virginia higher education by integrating and making available field-proven tools, best practices and people from VASCAN partner institutions and to establish links to security research, instruction and federal and state government initiatives to enhance security. 11
2005 November Publication Hastedt Two articles by Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Head and Professor, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Science) were recently published in separate journals. "Public Intelligence: Leaks as Policy Instruments The Case of the Iraq War" was published in the September issue of Intelligence and National Security, vol. 20, no. 3. "Estimating Intentions in an Age of Terrorism: Garthoff Revisited" was published in Defense Intelligence Journal. 11
2005 November Publication Pham An article by Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) was published in the October issues of American Foreign Policy Interests. "From Normalization to Partnership: An Overview of Relations Between the United States and Vietnam" is in vol. 27, no. 4 of the journal. 11
2005 November Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $73,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Partnership for Preparation of Highly Qualified and Collaborative Middle/High School General and Special Education" to address the complex service delivery and academic mprovement challenges faced by middle- and high-school youth with disabilities. 11
2005 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $3,412 from Belle Grove Inc. for "Phase II Archaeological Testing of the Overseer's Quarter and the Clearing and Archaeological Mapping of the Last Mill Related Features Meadow Brook" at Belle Grove Plantation. 11
2005 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Better Beginnings" to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy and to help sustain lower rates. 11
2005 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $19,687 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the provision and support of a community service grant to public radio. 11
2005 November Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $191,625 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Tangier Island Wind and Wind Outreach" to conduct outreach to communities potentially affected by offshore wind development, to develop relationships and affiliations and to conduct wind resource and environmental assessments. 11
2005 November Grant Odonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $30,958 from the Virginia Department of Education to conduct seminars discussing the challenges and possible approaches for speech-language pathologists evaluating and treating dysphagia in a school setting. 11
2005 November Grant Owusu-Ansah Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History) received a $5,000 contribution for the JMU Ghana Summer Abroad Program scholarship fund from Dr. William King of Philadelphia. More than 30 JMU students have received various amounts of support in the past seven years to participate in the Ghana program from the William King Charitable Trust scholarship at JMU that is dedicated to providing diversity in the West Africa study abroad program. 11
2005 November Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center of Loudoun County Inc. to establish a scholarship for a graduate speech-language pathology student in the externship semester of the master's program. 11
2005 November Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide information, data and water samples to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program on the pH levels and ammonia content of collected rainfall. 11
2005 November Presentation Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) presented "The role of debris flows in long-term denudation and landscape evolution in the central Appalachians" at the First General Assembly and the Fourth Session of the Board of Representatives of the International Consortium on Landslides Oct. 14. Eaton was invited to present his paper at the consortium held at the Keck Center of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The meeting was organized by the International Consortium on Landslides, U.S. Geological Survey and National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. 11
2005 November Presentation Gumnior Dr. Elisabeth C. Gumnior (Associate Professor, Writing) presented four lectures relating to the theme "Making Muggel Magic: The World of Harry Potter" at the Smithsonian Institution Oct. 15 as a participant in the Resident Associate Program, which sponsors over 1,500 educational and cultural programs each year. Gumnior presented "Pottermania and Potter Fan Culture," "Harry Potter and the Literary Tradition of Fantasy Fiction," "Harry Potter and the Archetypal Hero" and "Harry Potter and Moral Development." 11
2005 November Presentation Hawk Dr. William J. Hawk (Head, Philosophy and Religion; Associate Professor, Philosophy) presented a response to "From Neurons to Politics Without a Soul," a lecture given by Dr. Nancey Murphy of Fuller Theological Seminary Oct. 27 at Eastern Mennonite University. 11
2005 November Presentation Hilliard Richard D. Hilliard (Instructor, Art and Art History) was the featured speaker at the Keystone State Reading Conference in Hershey, Pa., Oct. 18. Hilliard, the illustrator and author of "Neil, Buzz, and Mike Go to the Moon," a book for children ages 9 to 12 published in April 2005, presented "An Artist's Journey" at the conference. 11
2005 October Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick (Assistant Professor#COMMA#Integrated Science and Technology) received $637#COMMA#500 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for "SHENAIR Institute: Applied Meteorological Research" to begin developing a modeling system to test different air quality control strategies and to determine the most significant sources of air pollution in the Shenandoah Valley. 10
2005 October Grant Campbell Caroline G. Campbell (Associate Director#COMMA# Health Promotion#COMMA# University Health Center) received $6#COMMA#000 from the Virginia Department of Health to initiate positive tobacco use control policy changes throughout Virginia. 10
2005 October Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Co-Director#COMMA# Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $274#COMMA#790 from the Virginia Department of Health to achieve community-based service systems for children with special health care needs and their families and $81#COMMA#787 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 10
2005 October Grant DeGaris Dr. Laurence A. DeGaris (Associate Professor#COMMA# Kinesiology and Recreation Studies) received $15#COMMA#000 from the Home Depot to develop a customized report on the results of NASCAR sponsorship. 10
2005 October Grant Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor#COMMA# Geology and Environmental Science) received $10#COMMA#000 from the National Park Service to collect documents and to prepare a text synthesizing the current knowledge of geologic resources of Shenandoah National Park and $4#COMMA#669 from the Virginia Department of Mines#COMMA# Minerals and Energy for "Surficial Geologic Investigation on the Grottoes and Vesuvius 7.5 minute Quadrangles" to investigate or map deposits#COMMA# including alluvial fans#COMMA# to support mapping projects. 10
2005 October Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Professor#COMMA# Education; Interim Director#COMMA# Adult Degree Program) received $52#COMMA#675 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Reel-to-Real" to provide curriculum enhancement to beginner and intermediate English language learners in fiscal year 2006. 10
2005 October Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Interim Assistant Director#COMMA# Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $250 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for "Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: A Seminar and Poetry Reading by T.J. Anderson III#COMMA#" a workshop on the influence of music in poetry. 10
2005 October Grant Heydari Bahn Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor#COMMA# Computer Science) and Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Director#COMMA# MBA Program; Professor#COMMA# Marketing) received $3#COMMA#566 from the National Security Agency for a scholarship program to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 10
2005 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor#COMMA# Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $15#COMMA#000 from the Central Shenandoah Health District for "Parents in Prevention - Teen Pregnancy Prevention" to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area. 10
2005 October Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) received $93#COMMA#738 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide specified administrative services. Huber also received $10#COMMA#000 from the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter to provide specified administrative services. 10
2005 October Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) received $6#COMMA#056 from Harrisonburg City Schools to provide onsite support for educational technology use for teachers in the four Harrisonburg elementary schools and Thomas Harrison Middle School. 10
2005 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager#COMMA# WMRA-FM) received a $190#COMMA#623 community service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the station. 10
2005 October Grant Lopes-Murphy Dr. Solange A. Lopes-Murphy (Associate Professor#COMMA# Secondary Education) received $166#COMMA#421 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Enhancing Effective Teaching of Limited English Proficient Students#COMMA# Year 5" to provide professional development in English-as-a-Second-Language education to non-ESL secondary education teachers#COMMA# school administrators and higher education faculty in a geographic area with a rapidly growing Limited English Proficient population. 10
2005 October Grant McCabe Jennifer A. McCabe (Health and Human Services Librarian#COMMA# Libraries and Educational Technologies; Assistant Professor#COMMA# Health and Human Services) received $158#COMMA#593 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of educational games that help develop health literacy and information literacy skills. 10
2005 October Grant McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Biology) received $1#COMMA#250 from the Virginia Academy of Science to prepare a taxonomic revision of the endemic members of Cordia in the Galapagos Islands. 10
2005 October Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Chemistry) received $1#COMMA#426 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 10
2005 October Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Psychology) received $15#COMMA#000 from the American Educational Research Association to use a sociocognitive model of media literacy to examine the effectiveness of a critical viewing skills training program designed to reduce substance use expectancies and behaviors. 10
2005 October Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President#COMMA# Academic Affairs; Associate Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director#COMMA# Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $11#COMMA#119 from Page County to assist with an economic development project. 10
2005 October Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director#COMMA# Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $35#COMMA#854 from the Virginia Health Care Foundation for "Project Connect" to continue outreach and one-to-one children's health insurance enrollment assistance for families. 10
2005 October Grant Raab McKown Coffman Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Associate Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology)#COMMA# Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. George L. Coffman (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) received four grants from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases -- two grants totaling $54#COMMA#700 to use Bacillus anthracis DNA as starting material to either subclone the genes of interest into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones#COMMA# $8#COMMA#500 to use Versina pestis genes DNA as starting material to either subclone the genes of interest into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones and $4#COMMA#000 to use Bacillus anthracis of CapD DNA as starting material to either subclone the genes of interest into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones. 10
2005 October Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor#COMMA# Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $138#COMMA#135 from the Virginia Department of Education to assist bachelor's degree-level speech-language clinicians employed by public schools in Virginia to obtain master's degrees. 10
2005 October Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor#COMMA# Art and Art History) received $4#COMMA#000 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the JMU Summer Art Education Program to teach students to see#COMMA# create and understand art and to make informed judgments about works of art. 10
2005 October Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director#COMMA# International Programs; Assistant Vice President#COMMA# Academic Affairs) received $14#COMMA#000 from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance the knowledge and tools available to higher education for assessing international learning. 10
2005 October Grant Stewart Dr. Stephen H. Stewart (Director of Strategic Alliances and Special Projects#COMMA# College of Integrated Science and Technology; Professor#COMMA# Health Sciences) received $115#COMMA#931 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society national headquarters office. 10
2005 October Grant Wiggins Dr. Bruce A. Wiggins (Professor#COMMA# Biology) received $2#COMMA#770 from the City of Harrisonburg to measure the amount of fecal (bacterial) pollution in Blacks Run. 10
2005 October Publication Bersson Dr. Robert Bersson (Professor Emeritus#COMMA# Art and Art History) wrote the cover story#COMMA# "Building the Literature of Art Pedagogy#COMMA#" in CAA News#COMMA# the newsletter of the College Art Association#COMMA# September 2005. 10
2005 October Publication Eksterowicz Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor#COMMA# Political Science) and Nancy B. Eksterowicz#COMMA# an advanced practice nurse affiliated with the University of Virginia Health System#COMMA# Pain Services#COMMA# published a chapter#COMMA# "The Influence of Political Ideology on Pain Care and Stem Cell Research#COMMA#" in "Trends in Stem Cell Research#COMMA#" a book published by Nova Science Publishers Inc. 10
2005 October Publication Kimsey Della Noce Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor#COMMA# Communication Studies)#COMMA# Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Communication Studies) and Sallye S. Trobaugh of Mediation Associates LLC Harrisonburg recently published a textbook#COMMA# "Mediator Communication Competencies: Problem-Solving and Transformative Practices#COMMA#" 5th edition#COMMA# Pearson Publishing in Boston. 10
2005 October Publication Owusu-Ansah Lanier Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor#COMMA# History; Co-Director of the Africana Studies Program) has published the third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ghana (Scarecrow Press#COMMA# Division of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group). The 400-plus-page dictionary is dedicated to the late history Professor Daniel Miles McFarland#COMMA# who was the original author of the first edition and was also listed as co-author of the 1995 second edition. Dr. Gabrielle Lanier (Associate Professor#COMMA# History) produced the maps appearing in the dictionary. Additionally#COMMA# Owusu-Ansah's piece on "Islam in Ashante" is appearing in the latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Islam. 10
2005 October Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor#COMMA# Justice Studies) has had a book#COMMA# "Child Soldiers#COMMA# Adult Interests: Global Dimensions of the Sierra Leonean Tragedy#COMMA#" published by Nova Science Publishers Inc. His newest book went on sale Oct. 1. 10
2005 October Appointments Reif Dr. Harry L. Reif (Associate Professor#COMMA# Information Technology & Management Science) was elected to the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. Reif was also elected to the board of the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association. 10
2005 October Exhibition Yoon Sang Yoon (Professor#COMMA# Art and Art History) is exhibiting a sampling of her graphic design works at Eastern Mennonite University in the third-floor gallery of Hartzler Library through Oct. 7. Yoon described the exhibition as self-motivated pieces that are expressions of political#COMMA# social and cultural changes and events. 10
2005 October Presentation Askary Kohen Mohammed Askary (Visiting Assistant Professor#COMMA# Religion) and Dr. Andrew Kohen (Professor#COMMA# Economics) spoke about the Muslim and Jewish perspectives on peace#COMMA# respectively#COMMA# Sept. 1 at the Massanutten Regional Library. Joining Askary and Kohen at the public forum sponsored by Veterans for Peace was Dr. William Abshire#COMMA# the Anna B. Mow Endowed Professor of Philosophy and Religion and chair of the department at Bridgewater College. 10
2005 October Presentation Carothers Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor#COMMA# Mathematics)#COMMA# a 1975 Distinguished Alumnus of Westminster College in Pennsylvania#COMMA# spoke at his alma mater Sept. 23. 10
2005 October Presentation Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor#COMMA# Integrated Science and Technology) presented "A Model Undergraduate Curriculum for Renewable Energy" Sept. 19 at a conference on Renewable Energies in Malta and Beyond at the Institute for Energy and Technology at the University of Malta. 10
2005 October Presentation Morey Dr. Ann-Janine Morey (Associate Dean#COMMA# Cross Disciplinary Studies) gave an invited talk#COMMA# "General Education in the Post-Factual Age#COMMA#" at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of the University Core Curriculum#COMMA# Oct. 7. Morey was presented with a plaque inscribed#COMMA# "in sincere appreciation for implementing an outstanding Core Curriculum Program for the Students of Southern Illinois University" in recognition of her role as director from 1993-99. 10
2005 September Grant McCabe JMU Libraries received a 2005 National Leadership Grant of $158,593 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to research and develop interactive computer games that will teach health information literacy and general information literacy from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; principal investigator is Jennifer McCabe (Health Sciences Librarian). The project will be developed in cooperation with JMU Libraries, the Center for Instructional Technology and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies. 09
2005 September Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $2,767 from Engedi Technologies Inc. for "Testing the Secure Remote Management Drive" to provide laboratory testing. 09
2005 September Grant Augustine Reisner Caran Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry), Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $190,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a coordinated nanoscience curriculum throughout the four-year degree program within the existing chemistry course structure. 09
2005 September Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $10,000 from Virginia Commonwealth University to gather information from providers about the prevention of tobacco use in children and adolescents who have psychiatric disorders. 09
2005 September Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $10,000 from the National Park Service to help develop a database of information necessary for the next General Management Plan of Shenandoah National Park. 09
2005 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $5,052 from Uniwest Group Inc. for "Leesburg or Fort Evans Encampment" to provide analysis of artifacts, to draw architectural plans of the site, to excavate and to prepare a report of findings. 09
2005 September Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $1,000 from Gilbert Public Schools for a school psychology internship agreement. 09
2005 September Grant Gray Dr. Lincoln C. Gray (Adjunct Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $143,725 from the National Institutes of Health for "Early Development of Auditory Temporal Processing" to provide a comprehensive evaluation of developing auditory perceptions on an appropriate animal model. 09
2005 September Grant Ham Dr. Lawrence L. Ham (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,500 from the Kaufmann Foundation for "The Learning Park Project" to improve the quality of life of elder citizens in hospital, residential and nursing-home settings. 09
2005 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for "Bright Smile" to provide dental treatment to low-income children in the area. 09
2005 September Grant Huber Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,910 from the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority and $10,465 from the Community Resource Center to develop and to maintain high-quality agency programs with creativity and wise use of resources. 09
2005 September Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $297,600 from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the National Center for Rural Science and Mathematics Education to assist middle-school teachers in rural areas in providing access to emerging technologies to their students and $33,646 from the Science Museum of Virginia to offer a geographic information system/global positioning system workshop to middle-school students in math, science, social studies and technology. 09
2005 September Grant Kyger Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Professor, Special Education) received $49,704 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Effective Math Instruction for Students with Learning Problems: A Web-Based Training Package" to describe how students with cognitive-based learning problems have difficulty learning and to describe how teachers can plan and apply strategies so students can learn most effectively. 09
2005 September Grant Lane Sochacki Dr. Malcolm G. Lane(Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. James S. Sochacki (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $8,528 from Microsoft Corp. to introduce Tablet PC for Virtual Reality-based curriculum development using the JMU Video Wall. 09
2005 September Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $1,780,950 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state-directed and regional/local activities for the department's Training/Technical Assistance centers. 09
2005 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $90,057 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to increase and coordinate information, resources and access to resources for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers and $18,476 from Rockingham Family Physicians to engage JMU nurse practitioner/faculty in provision of services to residents of Sunnyside Retirement Community. 09
2005 September Grant Meyer Dr. J. Patrick Meyer (Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $273,280 from the Institute of Education Sciences for "South Carolina Teacher Quality Grant" to investigate the efficacy of two different approaches to the delivery of a video-based professional development program aimed at improving the assessment practices of middle-school mathematics and reading teachers. 09
2005 September Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy -- $41,553 for "American Solar/JMU Energy Efficiency Project" to provide solar heating and to reduce energy use and cost in the new JMU modular building and $20,000 for "Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative to coordinate the activities of the VWEC partners to promote the responsible development of wind energy in Virginia. 09
2005 September Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $2,238 from the Jefferson Lab of the U.S. Department of Energy to build a gas-handling system for the gas electron multiplier detector in support of the Bound Nucleon Structure Collaboration program at the lab. 09
2005 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $20,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English speaking clients, $15,000 from Sentara Health Plan to request interpreter services in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County areas to serve the limited English proficient community to improve their access to health care, $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center support to make health care more accessible to the immigrant community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and $3,000 from Asbury United Methodist Church to support the Las Promotoras de Salud Program. 09
2005 September Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $204,411 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop a statewide network in the Earth sciences, specialized Earth science courses, an increased pool of endorsed teachers and increased student achievement on the Earth science Standards of Learning test. 09
2005 September Presentation Showell Donakowski Dotas Dobner Haney Pope Stevens Piitz Walders Rierson Kirkdorffer Barber Chandler Minor Pack Hilliard The School of Music was well represented at the eighth annual Staunton Music Festival held Aug. 20-28. Dr. Jeffrey Showell (Director and Professor), Dr. Carl Donakowski and Dr. Chuck Dotas (Associate Professors), Dr. Gabriel Dobner, Dr. Jason Haney, David Pope and Dr. Carrie Stevens (Assistant Professors) and Lori Piitz (Instructor) performed in festival concerts. Dr. Patrick Walders (Assistant Professor) directed the Madison Singers and Dr. Don Rierson (Assistant Professor) was stage director for a production of "Hercules," Handel's three-act musical drama performed during the festival. Dr. Michele Kirkdorffer (Associate Professor), Drs. Susan Barber, Beth Chandler, Janice Minor and Abigail Pack (Assistant Professor), who make up the Montpelier Winds, also performed. Dobner and Dr. John Hilliard (Professor) are on the festival's board of directors. 09
2005 September Publication Leiding Reba Leiding (Assistant to the Dean, Libraries & Educational Technologies; Instructor, Technical & Scientific Communications) published "Using citation checking of undergraduate honors thesis bibliographies to evaluate library collections," in College & Research Libraries, 66(5), 417-429. 09
2005 September Publication Oconner Sarah O'Connor (Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric) had an article, "Survivor," published in the May 2005 issue of Commonwealth Magazine. The article will be reprinted in Tough Times Companion, a publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, this fall. 09
2005 September Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had a review essay on suicide terrorism, "Killing to Make a Killing," published in the Fall 2005 issue, No. 81, of The National Interest, a quarterly foreign policy journal. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W. (2005). Book Review: Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities & ADHD. Attention! (CHADD), April, 20. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W., Axelrod, J.L., & Langberg, J. (2004). Efficacy of a school-based treatment program for middle school youth with ADHD: Pilot data. Behavior Modification, 28, 528-547. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W., Molina, B., & Smith, B. (2005). Getting started in treatment development of middle school based services. In Balance (newsletter of APA division 53), 20(1), 3. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Evans, S.W., Serpell, Z., & White, C. (2005). The Transition to middle school: Preparing for challenge and success. Attention! (CHADD), in press. 09
2005 September Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (2005, Spring). Family Support: A Way to Prevent Maltreatment.. Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 73, 1-16. 09
2005 September Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (2005, Summer). Virginia Unveils Prevention Plan! Prevention Evaluation. How do we know if Child Abuse Prevention is Effective? Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 74, 1-16. 09
2005 September Publication Harris Abrahamson Huffman Halonen, J.S.,Harris, C. M., Pastor, D. A.,Abrahamson, C. E., &Huffman, C.J. (2005). Assessing general education outcomes in introductory psychology. In D. S. Dunn & S. L. Chew (Eds.), Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology (pp. 195-208). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 09
2005 September Publication Barron Harackiewicz, J.M., Durik, A., & Barron, K.E. (2005). Multiple goals, optimal motivation, and the development of interest. In J. Forgas, K. Williams, S. Laham (Eds.) Social Motivation: Conscious and Unconscious Processes (pp. 21-39). New York, NY: Psychology Press. 09
2005 September Publication Saville Zinn Saville, B. K., Zinn, T. E., & Hevern, V. W. (Eds.). (2005). Essays from e-xcellence in teaching, 2004. 09
2005 September Publication Saville Zinn Saville, B., K., Zinn, T. E., & Elliott, M. P. (2005). Interteaching versus traditional methods of instruction: A preliminary analysis. Teaching of Psychology, 32, 161-163. 09
2005 September Publication Evans Weist, M.D. & Evans, S.W. (2005). Expanded school mental health: Challenges and opportunities in an emerging field. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 3-6. 09
2005 August Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $4,500 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to provide archaeological test models of Native American and historic settlements in the Virginia Blue Ridge, to incorporate the Wintergreen data into regional studies of mountain occupations and to develop a database of known cultural resources. 08
2005 August Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $3,500 from Special Olympics Inc. to determine the extent to which athletes, coaches and immediate family members understand and value hearing screening results. 08
2005 August Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor, Art and Art Education) received $2,200 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the 2006 JMU Summer Art Education Program to improve learning in art for students in grades kindergarten through 12 and for art teachers. 08
2005 August Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics) received $98,259 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance. Wood also received $8,200 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the VCEE within the Shenandoah Valley during 2005-06. 08
2005 August Publication Hastedt Eksterowicz Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Director, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) co-edited a book, "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor," which was published by NOVA Publishers in July. Hastedt and Eksterowicz co-wrote two essays for the book, "The President and Foreign Policy: Chief Architect or General Contractor?" and "Reluctant Home Remodeler, General Contractor or Chief Architect: Foreign Policy and the Education of George W. Bush." Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) wrote an essay, "Hesitant Home Repair or Successful Restoration? Foreign Policymaking in the George W. Bush Administration, the Conflict in Liberia and the Case for Humanitarian Non-Intervention." Another essay, "Public Opinion, Presidential Leadership and Foreign Policy in a Post-9-11 International System," was co-written by Michael Chambers of Indiana State University and Robert K. Goidel, a 1989 graduate of JMU who currently teaches at Louisiana State University. 08
2005 August Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) briefed the International Terrorism and Nonproliferation Subcommittee of the House of Representatives International Relations Committee on international terrorism in Northeast Africa July 29. Pham, who was invited to brief members of Congress and their staff as well as the permanent professional staff of the House committee, reported on his recent fieldwork in Africa. His summer research was funded by JMUs Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance through its Critical Infrastructure Protection Program. 08
2005 August Grant Blandino Miles Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $49,662 from NASA to develop methods for using photogammetry to measure strain in balloon structures to obtain full coverage shape measurements and to evaluate the feasibility of strain measurements during ground testing. 08
2005 August Grant Bradley Dr. Linda M. Bradley (Associate Professor Emeritus, Education) received $15,540 from the Council for Basic Education to provide support for implementation of JMUs vision of a Standards-based Teacher Education Program through establishment of a Content Teaching Academy that would cut across colleges and content areas and would ensure parity of content and pedagogy in teacher education. 08
2005 August Grant Caran Dr. Kevin L. Caran (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $35,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund to present the synthesis, characterization and colloidal study of amphiphilic molecules containing mechanical catenane bonds. 08
2005 August Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $91,571 from the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of the principles by which the nervous system coordinates muscles across joints and solves the "degrees of freedom" problem in motor control. 08
2005 August Grant Cocking Dr. W. Dean Cocking (Associate Professor, Biology) received $5,269 from DuPont to investigate mercury content of earthworms living at sites which have previously been used for soil sampling. 08
2005 August Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $180,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to reduce smoking behavior of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder youth population. 08
2005 August Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $24,000 from Fluvanna County Public Schools, $18,000 from Bristol, Va., Public Schools, $12,000 from Mapleton Public Schools and $4,000 from the JMU Child Development Center for school psychology internship agreements. 08
2005 August Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $43,000 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2005-06. 08
2005 August Grant Helmick Mary W. Helmick (Director, Procurement) received $4,921,894 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to administer the Virtual Library of Virginia for fiscal year 2006 through JMUs procurement division. 08
2005 August Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $14,779 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a more complete understanding of the occurrence of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes at Michigan beaches. 08
2005 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide services that help adolescents acquire knowledge and skills that will instill healthy attitudes through the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. Hubbellalso received $8,500 from the Department of Social Services to help teens improve decision-making skills to make competent decisions about their futures. 08
2005 August Grant Jaynes Dr. C. David Jaynes (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $40,216 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to assess changes in chronic wound fluid proteins during healing and to identify and quantify those proteins. 08
2005 August Grant Linn Ryman Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Special Education) and Laura Ryman (Director, New Program Development, Graduate and Professional Program) received $25,000 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs. 08
2005 August Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,253 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of model working relationships and tools between environmental groups and wind energy proponents. 08
2005 August Grant Noftsinger Kander Lane Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education), Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) received $1,171,987 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to continue work on the Network Security Risk Assessment Model and Portable Network Security Analysis Tool. 08
2005 August Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (President, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $35,183 from the SVTC 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. 08
2005 August Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Don Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $250,662 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects and existing businesses. 08
2005 August Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $135,063 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. Nye also received $49,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to provide a family support worker to first-time parents to promote positive parenting, health and child development, $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate regional collaboration meetings that mirror the state level structure within the northeast region of Virginia and two grants of $718 each from First Presbyterian Church to promote healthy living through health education contacts within local Hispanic communities and to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 08
2005 August Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $38,000 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic. 08
2005 August Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, Business) received $190,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organizations national headquarters on the JMU campus. 08
2005 August Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $9,552 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase the numbers and distribution of advanced practice nurses in designated medically underserved and health care provider shortage areas. 08
2005 August Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $11,250 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services for the journal. 08
2006 January Award Brodrick Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Co-director, Alternative Fuels Program) will receive one of SAE International's Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Awards. The award will be presented April 3-6 during the SAE World Congress in Detroit. The award, established in 1976 in honor of 1931 SAE President Vincent Bendix, recognizes the authors of the best papers relating to automotive electronics. Brodrick has twice received the SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award and has received the U.S. Department of Transportation's Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship. 01
2006 January Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) has been appointed to the National Committee on American Foreign Policy's 21-member academic Board of Advisers. Pham, a member of the committee since 2004, assumes the seat on the advisory board left vacant by the death last year of Saul Bellow. The winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature was one of Pham's professors at the University of Chicago. The NCAFP was founded in 1974 by the late Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau to identify, articulate and help advance American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective with the framework of political realism. 01
2006 January Publication Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) and Christopher G. Martin (JMU Class of 2001) have had an article, "The Dynamics of Political Corruption: Re-examining the Influence of Democracy," accepted for publication in Democratization. The article will appear in the February issue, volume 13, number 1. 01
2006 January Publication Butt Dr. John J. Butt (Professor, History) had "The Greenwood Dictionary of World History" published by Greenwood Press in December. Many of the dictionary's 2,000-plus entries of important people, events, places and ideas in world history were recommended by educational organizations and agencies, including the National Council for History Education, National Center for History in the Schools, World History Association and College Board World History Advanced Placement Test. 01
2006 January Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) had a review of Andrew G. Bostom's book, "The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims," published in National Review."House of War" was published in the Dec. 31 issue. 01
2006 January Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $2,000 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive. 01
2006 January Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $12,798 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 01
2006 January Grant Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) received $12,000 from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute to support scholarly activities of a visiting research professor. 01
2006 January Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Co-Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $2,421 from the Virginia Department of Health to achieve community-based service systems for children with special health care needs and their families. 01
2006 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $1,694 from the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation to map and prepare an archaeological assessment of the Union Sibley tent camp on the property of the Heater Farm. 01
2006 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $500,774 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide childcare quality improvement training, intensive family support services for new parents and kindergarten transition programs and $1,614 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. 01
2006 January Grant Hurney Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $15,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate embryonic segmentation and tail development in the four-toed salamander. 01
2006 January Grant Kander Enedy Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $38,768 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance for "Landscape As Text: Transect Virginia" to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the commonwealth. 01
2006 January Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Programs; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Region 5 Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, T/TAC) received grants for $267,143 and $89,048 from the Virginia Department of Education to support T/TAC. 01
2006 January Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $27,152 from DSM Food Specialties to research and determine whether a carbohydrate-plus-protein beverage improves endurance performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 01
2006 January Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Neutrino Constraints on the Origin of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays" to determine the signatures of the competing proposed models to improve cosmic ray data. 01
2006 January Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $35,112 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide educational interpreters with a new DVD, "Teacher Sampler for sign-to-voice interpreting," and a three-credit course on educational interpreting. 01
2006 January Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Professor, Biology; Special Assistant, Office of the President) received $88,026 from the National Science Foundation to provide a research experience for undergraduates site program whereby students from U.S. universities will travel to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists. 01
2006 January Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Variability in Chromatin Diminution as a Mechanism of Rapid Evolution" to understand how precise massive arrangements of genomes influence evolutionary change. 01
2006 January Presentation Lippke Dr. Richard L. Lippke (Professor, Philosophy) gave an invited presentation, "Imprisonable Offenses," Dec. 3 at an international conference on law and punishment at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His paper will join other conference papers in a special issue of the Journal of Moral Philosophy, which will be published in November 2006. 01
2006 January Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) participated in a round-table discussion, "Iraq and the Future of the Middle East," Dec. 22 at the Nixon Center in Washington, D.C. C-SPAN broadcast the discussion live and also aired a taped version of the event Dec. 23. The discussion was sponsored by The National Interest, a foreign policy journal that regularly publishes articles Pham writes. 01
2006 February Grant DeGraff Dr. Benjamin A. DeGraff (Professor Emeritus, Chemistry) received a $20,000 senior scientist mentor program grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The program supports faculty with emeritus status who maintain active research programs in the chemical sciences and who mentor undergraduate students by guiding their research. 02
2006 February Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $19,886 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining for Web site support to provide the global mine action community with easy access to the current international mine action standards. Barlow also received $5,574 from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for the Department of State Diplomacy in Action CD Project to develop, produce and deliver a multimedia interactive CD-ROM. 02
2006 February Grant Bolt Dr. Les L. Bolt (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) received $103,600 from the Virginia Department of Education to evaluate the extent to which the Virginia Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant has met stated goals and to recommend best practices to enhance the supply of quality teachers in Virginia. 02
2006 February Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board — $121,270 to provide community broadcast services and $34,243 to provide radio reading services. 02
2006 February Grant Martino-McAllister Wessel Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and Dr. M. Theresa Wessel (Professor, Health Sciences) received $76,185 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to support the delivery of 15, two-day Prevention Basics workshops. 02
2006 February Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $184,475 from the National Science Foundation for "A Cyclopropane Fragmentation Approach to Heterocycle Synthesis" to develop a unified route to the synthesis of heterocycles with different ring size and heteroatom. 02
2006 February Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administration and planning services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 02
2006 February Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $66,069 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships, $8,935 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services and $5,000 from Page County for "Safe and Stable Families" to support Healthy Families in Page County to develop positive parenting skills and to facilitate activities and programs that are consistent with positive child health and development. 02
2006 February Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $3,500 from Gallaudet University to provide a JMU graduate student a research assistantship at the Cochlear Implant Education Center at Gallaudet University. 02
2006 February Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) participated in a conference, "Security and Stability in Central Asia: Differing Interests and Perspectives," Jan. 9 and 10 in New York City. The conference, cosponsored by the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, drew academic experts and senior political and military officials for off-the-record discussions. 02
2006 February Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Director, Strength and Conditioning; Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "Strength Training for the High School Athlete" and "Applying Concurrent Training Methods for Improving Sports Performance" at the Jan. 7 National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Convention in Philadelphia. 02
2006 February Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) had a review essay, "The Limits of Intervention — Humanitarian or Otherwise," published in Human Rights & Human Welfare, a journal published by the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver for the International Human Rights Consortium. His inquiry focuses on two books, "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism" by David Kennedy and "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" by David Rieff. Pham serves on the editorial board of the journal. Also, Pham and George Mason Law School Professor Michael I. Krauss published an analysis of the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections, "Terrorists at the Gates: Did we invite them over?" in The National Review. Pham also published "Reinventing Liberia: Civil Society, Governance, and a Nation's Post-War Recovery" in International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, vol. 8, no. 2, January 2006. 02
2006 March Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $4,369 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing for the Secure Remote Management Drive. 03
2006 March Grant Benzing Lundeen Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Bruce E. Lundeen (Administrator, Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum) received two grants of $270,300 and $77,952 from Shenandoah Valley Pure Water 2000 Forum to support the initiatives of the forum. 03
2006 March Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to provide high-school researchers with opportunities to present their research at the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 03
2006 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming. 03
2006 March Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received $3,258 from the National Park Service to provide archaeological services for site documentation, excavations, artifact recovery and report preparation for the Limberlost parking area project in Shenandoah National Park. 03
2006 March Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to develop a renewable energy display to deliver a series of traveling road show presentations to Virginia stakeholders. 03
2006 March Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $5,750 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to support the Hispanic Diabetes Prevention program. 03
2006 March Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,677 from PacificHealth Labs to research and determine whether a carbohydrate plus protein beverage improves endurance performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 03
2006 March Grant Simon Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $14,500 from Canaan Valley Institute Inc. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) to characterize Smith Creek prior to restoration efforts. 03
2006 March Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) for "Attitudes Towards Nutritional Treatment: A Survey of Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."— CISAT-Awarded Grant (Up to $4,000) 03
2006 March Grant Kerr Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology) for "The Impact of Announced Chapter Quizzes on Students' Self-Efficacy and Exam Performance."— CISAT-Awarded Grant (Up to $4,000) 03
2006 March Presentation Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented the paper, "Portrait Photography in a Postcolonial Age: How Beauty Tells the Truth," at "Portrait Photography in African Worlds—A Symposium," an activity of the Patricia and Rowland Rebele Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, Feb. 3-4. 03
2006 March Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) was a keynote speaker at the 30th Pan-African conference at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., on the topic of "The Pan-African Imperative," Feb. 24, and also presented selections from his Pan-African poetry from his anthology, The One. 03
2006 March Presentation Kerr Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), M. Sullivan and A. Spears presented "Effective activities and demonstrations for teaching research methods" at the 18th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in February in Atlanta. 03
2006 March Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) testified Feb. 8 before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on International Relations. Pham was the lead witness on the second of two panel presentations on the open hearing's subject, "The Impact of Liberia's Election on West Africa."Pham also presented "Lessons from an Unlikely Pair: Israel and France Counterterrorism Lessons," the inaugural presentation in High Point University's "War on Terror" Lecture Series. The Feb. 20 lecture was sponsored by the North Carolina university's history and political science departments and its Honors Program. 03
2006 March Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "From Laboratory to Lecture Hall: Using Behavior Analysis to Improve Your Teaching" at the Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology in January in St. Petersburg, Fla. 03
2006 March Publication Barron Evans Serpell Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students L.E. Baranik and E.C. Buvinger had an article, "Achievement goals of students with ADHD," accepted for publication in "Learning Disability Quarterly." 03
2006 March Publication Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), student L.E. Baranik and S.J. Finney wrote "An Evaluation of a 2x2 Measure of Achievement Goals for a Work Domain," an article in press for Educational and Psychological Measurement. Barron and student J.A. Thomas wrote "A test of multiple achievement goal benefits in physical education activities" in Applied Journal of Sport Psychology. 03
2006 March Publication Bowers Dr. Stephen R. Bowers (Professor, Political Science) and Valeria Ciobanu wrote a report, "Traffic in Women in the Republic of Moldova," which has been accepted by the Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia as part of the training program for their investigators and by the U.S. State Department for inclusion in Foreign Services Institute training materials. The deputy head of the foreign relations division of the Republic of Georgia's special service wrote, "Your examination of smuggling routes and border security issues are extremely helpful to us in our efforts to combat crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism and as a result to ensure stability and prosperity of the region." 03
2006 March Publication Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) wrote an article, "Introduction to special issue on school based treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD," for the "Journal of Attention Disorders," 9, 245-247. Evans co-wrote with G.R. Henriques an article, "James Madison University: Psychological Sciences Program (Clinical Concentration)," for The Behavior Therapist, 28, 126-127. Evans co-wrote with M.D. Weist, "Expanded school mental health: Challenges and opportunities in an emerging field" in Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 3-6. Evans, et.al., wrote "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: A review of the diagnosis, treatment and clinical implications" in Pediatrics, 115 (6), 1734-1746. 03
2006 March Publication Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and students J. Allen and S. Moore and V. Strauss wrote an article, "Measuring symptoms and functioning of youth with ADHD in middle schools," for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 695-706. With students J. Allen, E. Buvinger and J. Langberg and V. Raggi, Evans wrote an article, "Development of a school-based treatment program for middle school youth with ADHD," for the Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 343-353. With student B. Smith and B. Molina, Evans wrote an article, "Getting started in treatment development of middle school based services," for In Balance, the newsletter of American Psychological Association division 53. Evans, student K. Franz and E. Mullett and M. Weist wrote an article, "Feasibility of the 'Mind Matters' school mental health promotion program in American schools," for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 51-58. With student B. Timmins, Evans wrote "Finding their niche: The role of master's programs in scientist/practitioner model graduate training" in The Behavior Therapist, 28, 123-124. With student L.C. White, Evans wrote "Book Review: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Sciences: Best Practices" in the Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 369-370. With students C. Masse, R. Brown and A. Grove, Evans wrote "What parents and teachers should know: Effective treatments for youth with ADHD" in School Social Work and Mental Health Worker's Training and Resource Manual. 03
2006 March Publication Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student A. Green wrote an article, "Community participation in the treatment development process using assessment and Community Development Teams," for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 765-771. Evans and Serpell wrote an article, "Mentoring: A powerful method for teaching," for The Pedagogy Post. They wrote, with student C. White, "The transition to middle school: Preparing for challenge and success" for Attention! Magazine. With students B. Timmins, M. Sibley and L.C. White, Evans and Serpell wrote "Developing Coordinated Multimodal School-Based Treatment for Young Adolescents with ADHD for Education and Treatment of Children. 03
2006 March Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter focusing on "Bullying in Schools," 75, 1-16. 03
2006 March Publication Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Religion) co-wrote and edited the book,"Religions of South Asia: An Introduction," published in February by Routledge Publishers. Mittal also edits the "International Journal of Hindu Studies"; volumes 7-9, nearly 700 pages of edited scholarship, were recently published. 03
2006 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) wrote "Beijing's Great Game: Understanding Chinese Strategy in Central Eurasia," published in the February issue of "American Foreign Interests," vol. 28, no. 1. The article is the first in a series of studies by Pham the journal will publish over the next year on various aspects of the People's Republic of China's global economic, political and military strategy. 03
2006 March Publication Schultz Evans Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center) and Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) wrote "To mainstream or not to mainstream: What does the research evidence say?" in "School Social Work and Mental Health Worker's Training and Resource Manual." 03
2006 March Publication Serpell Evans Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), and K. Barbour wrote "The significance of culture: Understanding barriers to care and the diagnosis of ADHD in African American youth" in Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 5, 63-75, which was published by the Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health, Columbia University. 03
2006 March Publication Stoloff Apple Barron Reis-Bergan Sundre Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Assistant Head and Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Donna Sundre (Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) wrote a chapter in "Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology," selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2005 by "Choice" magazine, a periodical of the American Library Association. 03
2006 March Service Kerr Saville Zinn Dr. Natalie Kerr (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) are moderators for "PsychTeacher," a discussion list for teachers of psychology owned by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. 03
2006 March Service Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has been appointed to serve a three-year term as chair of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Teaching Awards Committee for 2006-09. 03
2006 April Appointments Echterling Dr. Lennis G. Echterling (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Counseling Psychology) was appointed to the Terrorism and Disaster Behavioral Health Advisory Council for Virginia, which was formed by the governor's office to provide guidance to Virginia's key disaster-response entities. The council's membership includes disaster experts from state agencies, community services boards, American Red Cross, military and academic institutions. 04
2006 April Appointments Holman Dr. JoAnne M. Holman (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) was invited to join the Consumer Affairs and Outreach Working Group of the Consumer Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission. The committee is to make recommendations to the FCC regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the commission and to facilitate the participation of consumers in proceedings before the commission. 04
2006 April Award Buckley Mikhail Mookerjea-Leonard Three faculty from the College of Arts and Letters received the 2006 Edna T. Shaeffer Humanist Award for summer research and writing on scholarly research project in the humanities, announced March 28: Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) will research his project, "Is There a Home Away from Home? West African Portraiture and Transnational Aesthetics"; Dr. Maged Mikhail (Assistant Professor, History) will research "Egypt from Late Antiquity to Early Islam"; Dr. Debali Mookerjea-Leonard (Assistant Professor, English) will research "The Paradox of Independence: Literature and the Trauma of Partition" referring to the division of British India into India and Pakistan that accompanied decolonization in 1947. The award of $4,000 each is funded through a bequest of the late Evelyn Pugh, a 1936 Madison graduate and a career English teacher and is named in honor of Shaeffer, a music faculty member from 1915 to 1956. 04
2006 April Award Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was selected to receive the 2006 Champion for Children Award by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, which recognizes a long-term commitment to and investment in Virginia's children and their families by individuals and organizations. 04
2006 April Award Stewart Dr. Steve Stewart (Professor, Health Sciences) was selected to receive the American Association of Health Education's 2006 Professional Service to the Health Education Award for 2006, presented at the AAHE/American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance national convention, April 28. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated substantial service to AAHE as an officer, committee member, program participant and leadership to the health education profession. 04
2006 April Exhibition Rooker Mark D. Rooker (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) is exhibiting his artwork that tells science-fiction stories, "Mark Rooker: Jewelry," at Pittsburg State University in Kansas through April 5. Rooker also designed the exhibition's interactive display in PSU's University Gallery. 04
2006 April Grant Burchard Melinda S. Burchard (Learning Strategies Coordinator, Disability Services) received $300 from Phi Delta Kappa to assist students with disabilities in the development of independence, responsibility and effective self-advocacy. 04
2006 April Grant Campbell Sgt. Margaret A. Campbell (Crime Prevention Coordinator, Police and Safety) received $6,000 from CINTAS Corp. to obtain Automated External Defibrillators for the JMU police department. 04
2006 April Grant Coverstone C. Scott Coverstone (Support Services Division Commander, Police and Safety) received $95,248 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to provide equipment, training, planning and exercises for first responders to develop better preparedness to prevent, respond and recover from potential acts of terrorism. 04
2006 April Grant Dell Noce Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $8,056 from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Inc. to direct and execute the institute's knowledge creation and dissemination function. 04
2006 April Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) 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. 04
2006 April Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $1,500 from Eli Lilly & Co. to sponsor an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder conference. 04
2006 April Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Executive Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $20,000 from the R.R. Donnelley Foundation to promote poetry while assisting trauma survivors of Hurricane Katrina through producing an anthology of poetry written by hurricane survivors, observers and professional poets. 04
2006 April Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for "Nikki Giovanni Presents Truth Is On Its Way': The 35th Anniversary Celebration Concert." 04
2006 April Grant Hughes Taylor Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gerald R. Taylor (Director Emeritus, Center for Materials Science; Professor Emeritus, Physics and Integrated Science and Technology) received $67,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide research experiences for undergraduates involving faculty from five academic departments and to focus on providing high-quality research experiences in materials science. 04
2006 April Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $380,875 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
2006 April Grant Rivera-Hainaj Dr. Rosa E. Rivera-Hainaj (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $174,775 from the National Science Foundation to attract more students from under-represented backgrounds to obtain undergraduate degrees in the biological and chemical sciences. 04
2006 April Grant Rumbo Dr. Joseph D. Rumbo (Assistant Professor, Sociology) received a Faculty Initiative Development Grant from the Office of International Programs to present two papers at two conferences: "Exploring the Symbolic Universe of the Rainbow: A Framework for Doing Consumer Research at the Market's Edge," at the Annual Asia-Pacific Region Conference of the Association for Consumer Research in June 2006 in Sydney, Australia, and "Cultivating Alternative Self-Schemas and Lifestyles: Resisting the Normativity of Consumerism," to be presented at the International Centre for Anti-Consumption Research, also in June 2006, in Auckland, New Zealand. 04
2006 April Grant Stover Dr. Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $1,647 from the National Council on Economic Education to conduct a teacher-training workshop on the Mathematics and Economics: Connections for Life, 3-5 curriculum series. 04
2006 April Presentation Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) gave a presentation on reforms of the biology department's curriculum at the Biology Leadership Conference: Shaping the Future of Introductory Biology for Majors III, held in Bermuda. 04
2006 April Presentation Kraenzle Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor and Director, Master's Program in Remote Sensing and GIS at the United Arab Emirates University) presented the keynote address, "Tracking Shipping Containers with a Geospatial Information System for National Security," on the National Security Track of the Map Middle East 2006 Conference on Geospatial, Technology and Application, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26-29. 04
2006 April Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "Performing La America in Black-Indian Mexico: Race, Gender and the Nation," on the panel Place, Space and Stage: Performing Gender in the Americas at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan,Puerto Rico, March. She also chaired the panel. 04
2006 April Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented her current research at the Afro-Mexican Studies Symposium at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, March 31-April 1. 04
2006 April Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented "Political Opportunities, Legitimacy and the Strategies of Violence among Movement Groups in Iraq," at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 24. 04
2006 April Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "The Social Structure of the Ex-Gay Movement in Virginia" at the Virginia Social Science Association Meeting in Richmond, March 25. 04
2006 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies; Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs) wrote "Strategic Horizons," a review essay published in the Spring 2006 issue of The National Interest, no. 83. The essay in the foreign policy journal focuses on four books published in 2005: "American Global Strategy and the War on Terrorism'" by Hall Gardner, "The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century" by Robert J. Lieber, "New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy" by Ralph Peters and "Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy" by Stephen M. Walt. Pham also wrote "Torture, Democracy and the War on Terrorism," an essay published in vol. 6, no. 4 of The Long Term View, a journal of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. Pham presented the essay at a symposium, sponsored by the law school, which focused on the question "Are Our Highest Officials Guilty of Torture?" 04
2006 April Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published "Iranian Public Opinion Matters," in the "Roanoke Times," March 19. 04
2006 April Publication Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) is one of four authors of "Genetic architecture of the cryptic species complex of Acanthocyclops vernalis (Crustacea: Copepoda) II. Crossbreeding experiments, cytogenetics and a model of chromosomal evolution," an article published in the February issue of Evolution. (Click here for a NSF brief on the article.) 04
2006 April Publication Yoon Sang Yoon (Professor, Art and Art History) had two logo designs, one for the Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU and the other for Rich Cleaners, selected for publication in "American Corporate Identity 22." Harper Collins Publishers will release the full-color hardback book in late 2006. Yoon will receive a Certificate of Design Excellence for her work. 04
2006 May Award Stewart Dr. Stephen Stewart (Director, Strategic Alliances and Special Projects for the College of Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Health Sciences) received an American Association of Health Education Professional Service to Health Education Award for 2006 at the association's national convention April 28. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated substantial service to AAHE as an officer, committee member, program participant and leadership to the profession. 05
2006 May Award Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) won the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Outstanding Poster Award for "Interteaching: Are quality points necessary?" at the 18th annual Southeastern Teaching of Psychology conference in Atlanta in February. They also presented the poster at the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis Conference in Harrisonburg in March. 05
2006 May Grant Baedke Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,312 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water around Lakes Huron and Michigan that contain strandplains of beach ridges and wetlands. 05
2006 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State: $367,500 to encourage and stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and $94,801 to support the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement by designing, developing, identifying, gathering, managing and distributing information. Barlow also received $30,184 from the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies to produce and distribute Technology Journal, a body of literature describing the current initiatives related to humanitarian mine action technology. 05
2006 May Grant Bigler Philip B. Bigler (Director, James Madison Center) received $15,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2006 Teachers of Promise Institute to provide quality professional development opportunity for pre-service teachers from all of the state's 37 accrediting institutions. 05
2006 May Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,719 from Frederick County for "Ozone Outreach in Winchester and Frederick County - Year 2" to develop a regional program for air quality management in the Valley to include a broad range of air pollution education and outreach programs in the region. 05
2006 May Grant Carothers Cavey Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) received $158,776 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer a coherent program of professional development in content areas meeting specific needs in high-school mathematics in support of the Virginia Standards of Learning. 05
2006 May Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of the principles by which the nervous system coordinates muscles across joints and solves the "degrees of freedom" problem in motor control. 05
2006 May Grant Coffman Sternberger Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate a seminar to benefit the pedagogy of schoolteachers from Virginia, while also providing both material and pedagogical benefits for Kenyan teachers and schools. 05
2006 May Grant Coverstone C. Scott Coverstone (Support Services Division Commander, Police and Safety) received $95,248 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to provide equipment, training, planning and exercises for first responders to develop better preparedness to prevent, respond and recover from potential acts of terrorism. 05
2006 May Grant Daniel Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,800 from DuPont to build a public exhibit about the work of the South River Science Team. 05
2006 May Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $176,793 from the National Institutes of Health for "Developing School-Based Treatment of ADHD Adolescents - Year 2" to complete a small controlled clinical trial to obtain the necessary pilot data to potentially support a larger scale evaluation and to develop treatment fidelity measures. Evans also received $122,271 from the U.S. Department of Education through the WGBH Educational Foundation for "Embedding Evident-Based Behavioral and Learning Strategies in Interactive Media for Children with ADHD" to develop game-focused interactive technologies that provide children and their parents with strategies and skills that can ameliorate the impact of ADHD. 05
2006 May Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $39,200 from Research Corp. to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics department curriculum. 05
2006 May Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,087 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. 05
2006 May Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $677 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 05
2006 May Grant Simon Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $800 from Sigma Xi for "Effects of Organic Matter Quality and Invertebrate Grazing on Microbial Communities in Cave Streams" to investigate how microbial communities respond to alterations in dissolved organic matter quality and the presence of grazers. 05
2006 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $20,000 from the National Science Foundation for "The Study of Intermediate Energy Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets" to engage in a program of Compton scattering and meson and N* production. 05
2006 May Presentation Andre Rogers Baker Serdikoff Evans Henriques Zinn Reis-Bergan Many psychology faculty and students presented posters at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Baltimore March 16-19, including:
  • Dr. Jeffrey Andre (Associate Professor) and student Michelle Shores, "Effects of Color, Wings and Position on the Magnitude of the Combined Muller-Lyer and Ponzo Illusion." Andre and students Michael Hall, Heidi Jennings and Katie Fox, "Exploring Whether There is an Auditory Correlate to Tunnel Vision."
  • Dr. Sheena J. Rogers (Head and Professor, Graduate Psychology) and students Kristen Hollie Fries, Aaron M. Kimmelman, Jesse B. Pappas and Michael A. Sottolano, "Contribution of Voice Recognition to Eyewitness Identification."
  • Dr. Suzanne Baker (Professor) and student L. Brooke Poerstel, "Effect of Cage Size on Development of Behavioral Stereotypes in Deer Mice, Peromyscus maniculatus."
  • Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor) and students Janie E. Webb, Andrew D. Hucks, M. Brad Kincheloe, Daniel J. Hoffman and Jane T. Slomski as well as A. Charles Catania, "Assessing Reinforcement Mechanisms in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder."
  • Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor) and students Haley Gleason, Chiqita M. Cross, Claudia E. Howell, Ann L. Wengel and Erin S. Peacock, "Potential Sources of Strain in Parents of Children with ADHD." Evans and students Pamela Elizabeth Schardin, Jeanne M. Donaghy, Emily A. Barlow and Claudia E. Howell, "Parent/Child Agreement on the —Issues Checklist.'"
  • Dr. Gregg Henriques (Assistant Professor), Rogers and Andre and students Daniel Paulson and Jesse Pappas, "Effect of Negative Affect on Estimation of Egocentric Distance."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and student Chelsea Wieczorek, "How Do Students Perceive Intelligence and Diversity?" Zinn and students Kimberly A. Marchuk, Bridget S. Schultz and John F. Magnotti, "Are Students Customers? The Students' Viewpoint" and "Does Effort Still Count? More on What Makes the Grade."
  • Andre and student Jennifer Nicole Pic, "The Effect of Cue Relevance and Stimulus Contrast on Performance and Recall in Word Searches."
  • Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Assistant Professor), Serdikoff and student J. Philip Erb Jr., "Attitudes Towards Criminal Sentencing Options: Dispositional Forgiveness and Crime Severity."
  • Rogers and students Jesse Pappas, Kristen Fries, Katie Rose and Sandy Lawson, "Into the Monster's Den: Investigating the Pleasure Paradox of Cinematic Horror."
  • Baker and Serdikoff and student Magen Lynn Sier, "Preferred Associates in a Zoo Giraffe Herd."
  • Serdikoff and students Melissa A. Zaleski, Andrew D. Hucks and Elizabeth A. Dalanis, "A Comparison of Programmed Instruction and Programmed Instruction with Interteaching."
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2006 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), student L.E. Baranik and S.J. Finney presented "Mastery-avoidance at work: Discriminant and construct validity" at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco in April. Barron and students C. Walker, P.K. Kaliski and L. Rezner presented "The Qualitative Phase of an Exploratory Mixed Method Investigation of College Classroom Climates" at the same meeting. 05
2006 May Presentation Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and student Amanda Lindberg presented "Work and Community Access for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities" at the Work Stress and Health Conference in Miami in March. 05
2006 May Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) and student A.R. Lau presented "College Woman's Experiences of Street Harassment" at annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta, March 16-19. Kahn was the research adviser for another presentation, "Resisting Rape," which students K. Aufderhaar, B. Corbett, A. Hall, R. Heiser, K. Milligan and J. Neary presented at the same meeting. 05
2006 May Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) presented a lecture, "—Our Values and Our National Interest': Towards a New U.S. Strategy in Africa for the 21st Century," at the Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Missouri State University, Fairfax, March 30. Pham also participated in a panel discussion, "Charles Taylor on Trial," at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., April 7. 05
2006 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students T. Houser and K. Knicely presented a poster, "Maximizing, satisficing and delay discounting in college students," at the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis Conference in Harrisonburg in March. 05
2006 May Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students J.E. Webb, A.D. Hucks, M.B. Kincheloe, D.J. Hoffman as well as A.C. Catania presented a poster, "Assessing reinforcement mechanisms in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Baltimore in March. 05
2006 May Presentation Talley Dr. Cheryl Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students Sarah Thomas and Lizbeth Keller presented a poster, "The Effects of Methylene Blue on Rat Performance in the 8-arm Radial Maze," at the Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast at Davidson College April 1. 05
2006 May Publication Bolyard Dr. Charles Bolyard (Assistant Professor, Philosophy) had an article, "Augustine, Epicurus and External World Skepticism," published in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, 44:2 (2006) 157-68. 05
2006 May Publication Flage Dr. Daniel E. Flage (Professor, Philosophy) has had a paper on Berkeley accepted for publication in a Humanity Books collection of essays on the philosopher. 05
2006 May Publication Harris Abrahamson Huffman Dr. C.M. Harris (Professor, Psychology), Dr. C.E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology), Dr. C.J. Huffman (Assistant Professor, Psychology), J.S. Halonen and D.A. Pastor published "Assessing general education outcomes in introductory psychology" in "Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology," a book edited by D.S. Dunn and S.L. Chew for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 05
2006 May Publication Harris Lauer Simon Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology), Antje Lauer (Instructor, Biology), Mary Alice Simon (Laboratory Technician, Biology) and Timothy Y. James and Amit Patel of Duke University published an article, "Amphibian Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Is Inhibited by the Cutaneous Bacteria of Amphibian Species," in EcoHealth, March 2006, a special issue on amphibian decline. The article about the scientists' groundbreaking study explains the isolation of bacteria from the skin of salamanders that inhibit the grown of the pathogen causing widespread declines. "It may be possible to use these bacteria to help treat infected amphibians and cure them of this disease," said lead author Harris in an EcoHealth news release. "If we can treat captive animals, it might be possible to reintroduce them into the wild once the disease has swept through a region." 05
2006 May Publication Maclean Dr. Iain S. Maclean (Associate Professor, Religion) had his newest book, "Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America," published by Ashagate Publishers. 05
2006 May Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had published in the New York International Law Review, vol. 19, no. 1, a 73-page study, "A Viable Model for International Criminal Justice: The Special Court for Sierra Leone." The document is the most comprehensive study to date on the special court, which is receiving international attention as the United Nations-backed tribunal that recently arraigned former Liberian leader Charles Taylor on an 11-count indictment alleging that he bore responsibility for war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone. Pham also recently wrote a review of "You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir," the autobiography of Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, for the Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2006. The revised paperback edition of Pham's 2004 book, "Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession," has been published by Oxford University Press. The new edition includes coverage of the election of Pope Benedict XVI. 05
2006 July Appointments Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) has been appointed an adjunct fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute focused on promoting pluralism, defending democratic values and fighting the ideologies that drive terrorism. 07
2006 July Award Krech Joyce Krech (Training and Operations Coordinator, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center) has been named the 2006 State Star of the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network. Krech will receive the award Sept. 15 at the annual conference of the Association of Small Business Development Centers in Houston. 07
2006 July Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $59,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to integrate local water quality issues into the larger effort to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality. 07
2006 July Grant Blandino Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,982 from the National Institute of Aerospace to conduct experiments to investigate photogrammetric methodologies and camera configurations that support shape determination for parachutes during descent phases. 07
2006 July Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $85,628 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 07
2006 July Grant Flint William D. Flint (Adjunct Faculty, Biology) received $2,500 from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to continue monitoring two known populations and to delineate the northern range distribution of the Cow Knob salamander, Plethodon punctatus with emphasis on any disjunct populations north of Shenandoah Mountain in West Virginia. 07
2006 July Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 07
2006 July Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $10,729 from the National Park Service to provide project design and management services, research and data management support of the development of more effective conservation law enforcement and resources protection capacities and $9,600 from the park service to provide expertise in the state of the art of information-driven policing. 07
2006 July Grant Harmes Wise Dr. J. Christine Harmes (Assistant Assessment Specialist and Assistant Coordinator of the Institute for Computer-Based Assessment, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. Steven L. Wise (Director and Senior Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $135,718 from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to develop a new set of innovative items that will advance the assessment of nursing practice. 07
2006 July Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 07
2006 July Grant Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) received $35,205 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a more complete understanding of the occurrence of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes at Michigan beaches. 07
2006 July Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 07
2006 July Grant Hilton Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from Rockingham County Public Schools to provide an intensive summer intervention program for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism and Pervasive Development Disorder. 07
2006 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $29,006 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second Language students. 07
2006 July Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science Program) received $70,000 from the City of Harrisonburg to integrate information technology by clustering e-commerce, communication, homeland security and information security and assurance companies to foster a high-technology economy for the city and $58,050 from the U.S. Geological Survey to use mining remediation equipment at JMU for further work on ozonation technology and other drainage-contaminant related technologies. 07
2006 July Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) received $136,024 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to address the need for comprehensive staff development and curriculum integration by assisting Virginia teachers in grades 6 to 9 to use Geographic Information System and Geographic Positioning System technology applications. 07
2006 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $44,010 from the Maryland Energy Administration to assess the wind resource potential for promising sites throughout Maryland and to initiate a state-based anemometer loan program for Maryland. 07
2006 July Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $18,778 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 07
2006 July Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $878,013 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to extend the Network Security Risk Assessment Modeling Tool and the Portable Network Security Analysis Tool and to design and implement an information analysis curriculum. 07
2006 July Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $41,770 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
2006 July Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health— $76,312 to support community health workers in Virginia and $20,000 to coordinate the first Girls Empowered to Make Success statewide training for GEMS teen participants. 07
2006 July Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $125,000 from the American Auditory Society to support the editor-in-chief of the Ear and Hearing Journal and $113,750 from the National Institutes of Health to clarify the developmental progression of the anatomy and function on the inner ear of two strains of canary with normal hearing and with hearing loss. 07
2006 July Grant Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $5,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to survey and conduct excavations at sites threatened by erosion, collectors and looters in Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. 07
2006 July Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics) received $667,675 from the National Science Foundation to establish a JMU detector laboratory equipped with Nal anti-coincidence shields. 07
2006 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $70,040 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance and $8,500 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the council within the Shenandoah Valley during 2006-07. 07
2006 July Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) co-authored with Michael I. Krauss of George Mason University School of Law an article, "Why Israel Is Free to Set Its Own Borders," which was published in the July-August 2006 issue of Commentary. Pham also published a review, "Beyond Humanitarianism," of "Africa-U.S. Relations: Strategic Encounters," a book edited by Donald Rothchild and Edmond J. Keller in The Wilson Quarterly, summer 2006 issue. 07
2006 July Service Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) testified June 29 at a joint oversight hearing on "Somalia: Expanding Crisis in the Horn of Africa" held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations' Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations and International Terrorism and Nonproliferation. 07
2006 December Appointments Reid Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) was named to the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, which accredits 528 business schools in 30 nations. Reid, the committee's only Virginia representative, will serve for three years. The 15-member committee oversees the five-year maintenance of review of AACSB-accredited business schools, a key component of the ongoing improvement process required by AACSB standards. The committee works to ensure that standards are applied consistently and equitably across teams and across programs reviewed. "We are fortunate to have Dean Reid as a member of our Maintenance of Accreditation Committee and look forward to his contributions in the coming year," said Jerry Trapnell, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "His expertise is most valuable to our association as we embark on another full year of accreditation activities." 12
2006 December Appointments Rothenberger John Rothenberger (Entrepreneur in Residence, Business) was named the first entrepreneur in residence in a new Center for Entrepreneurship program designed to allow students and faculty to interact with a successful entrepreneur who can provide insight, expertise and advice on a variety of issues pertaining to entrepreneurship and venture creation. Rothenberger, a JMU alumnus, founded Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. after 9-11 to deliver IT and business services and solutions to improve homeland security. He is a seasoned business executive with more than 16 years of executive leadership, strategic business planning, business development and management experience. Prior to starting SE Solutions, Rothenberger founded Aspire Technology Group (formerly Clover Technologies) and served as its president from 1993 to early March 2000. He graduated from JMU with a bachelor of business administration in marketing degree in 1988, and serves on JMU's Executive Advisory Council and serves as a regular judge for the College of Business' annual business plan competition. Rothenberger is also a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Business Fellow. Rothenberger will hold office hours in the College of Business and is available to speak to classes and other groups. 12
2006 December Grant Fiegener Dr. Mark K. Fiegener (Assistant Professor, Management) received $42,314 from the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center to extend understanding of how lifeline organizations make decisions about investments to mitigate earthquake risks in ways that can help managers and other key decision makers. 12
2006 December Grant Gobetz Dr. Katrina E. Gobetz (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $24,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to quantify digging ability among ages, sexes, individuals and species of several mammals. 12
2006 December Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $38,000 from Target Corp. for a kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum for Black History Month to develop materials to allow students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of African American poetry. 12
2006 December Grant Mohler Dr. Debra L. Mohler (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $55,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund to develop a quantitative understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and electron transfer dynamics. 12
2006 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $2,655 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 12
2006 December Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $10,000 from PacificHealth Labs for "Effects of Carbohydrate/Protein Administration on Physiological and Psychological Recovery During Intense Bicycle Training" to examine the effects of CHO+P ingestion during simulated mountain bike racing performed in-the-field and the role of CHO+P ingestion on central and peripheral fatigue. 12
2006 December Grant Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) received $503 from the National Council on Economic Education to conduct a teacher-training workshop on the Mathematics and Economics: Connections for Life, 3-5 curriculum series. 12
2006 December Grant VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $51,580 from the National Science Foundation for "REU: Mathematics Research for Undergraduates at James Madison University" to provide student researchers with an authentic mathematical research experience and opportunities for interaction among diverse students. 12
2006 December Grant Wishon Dr. Phillip M. Wishon (Dean, College of Education) received $39,605 from the College of William and Mary for "Teacher Education and Licensure: Working Conditions" to develop a system for collecting quantifiable data and gathering subjective data on such things as school size, location, sense of teacher empowerment and autonomy, and other environmental concerns. 12
2006 December Grant Wunderlich Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to examine the biomechanics of bipedal locomotion in Propithecus verreauxi. 12
2006 December Performance Ohara A dance choreographed by Shane O'Hara (Professor, Dance) was performed by five University of Maryland dancers at the school's fall concert. 12
2006 December Performance Thompson Cynthia Thompson (Professor, Dance) performed a solo in Shannon Hummel's New York company CORA's concert at Rhode Island University Dec. 2 and 3. 12
2006 December Presentation Minor Dobner Dr. Janice L. Minor (Assistant Professor, Music) presented an invited workshop, "Clarinet 1, 2, 3 D Clarinet 101: The Basic Fundamental Skills and Repertoire for Clarinet Every Director Should Know for Their Beginner to College Level Student," Dec. 22 during the five-day 60th Annual Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago. Approximately 300 band directors attended her workshop, which featured Dr. Gabriel T. Dobner (Assistant Professor, Music) as piano accompanist. 12
2006 November Award Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) was recognized as one of two Rookies of the Year by the National Association of Economic Educators at the organization's national conference held in New York in October. The award recognizes "an individual who has 'hit the ground running' and taken up the challenge of providing economic education program or services as appropriate to their position." 11
2006 November Service Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) were named the new editors of Visual Anthropology Review, the official journal of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. 11
2006 November Service Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) was recertified as a court-referred mediator through the Office of Dispute Resolution Services, Supreme Court of Virginia. At the National Communication Association conference in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 16-17, 2006, Kimsey served as chair of a panel, "Value-Added Measurement Strategies: Practical Aplications for the Assessment of the Communication Major and General Education Communication Competencies," Nov. 16; and as chair of a panel, "The Theory and Practice of Non-Traditional Mediation," Nov. 17; and Kimsey also presented a paper, "Faith-Based Disputes and Mediation Intervention: An Application of the Seven-Phase Model of Conflict," Nov. 17. Kimsey published an article, "Seven-Phase Model of Conflict: Practical Applications for Conflict Mediators and Leaders" in Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 23(4), Summer 2006, pp. 487-499. 11
2006 November Service Woody Dr. John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) was selected one of seven judges for the first Apple Insomnia Film Festival for university students. Woody will join Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis of "Saturday Night Live," actor, director and author Matthew Modine, Randy Nelson and Rebecca Stockley of Pixar University, which provides training and education for all of Pixar's employees, and John Shenk, documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and founder of Actual Films, on the panel. The film festival challenges students to write, shoot and edit a short film in just one day. 11
2006 November Publication Geier Reeves Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Matthew B. Reeves (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) with David G. Orr edited a textbook, "Huts and History: The Historical Archaeology of Military Encampment During the American Civil War," which was published by the University Press of Florida. 11
2006 November Publication Harlacker Dr. Leslie Harlacker (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published "Knowledge and Know-How in the Oldowan: An Experimental Approach," in Apel, J. and K. Knutsson, eds., Skilled Production and Social Reproduction: Aspects of Traditional Stone-Tool Technologies, Uppsala: Societas Archaeological Upsaliensis (2006) pp. 219-243. 11
2006 November Publication Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published the article, "Home is Where the Heart Is: Afro-Latino Migration and Cinder-Block Homes on Mexico's Costa Chica" in the South Atlantic Quarterly special issue, "The Last Frontier: The Contemporary Configuration of the U.S.-Mexico Border," 105:4, Fall 2006. This issue of SAQ is featured in the Duke University Press Fall/Winter 06 Books catalog. 11
2006 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) published a review essay, "Beyond Power Politics: International Law and Human Rights Discourse in the Post-9/11 World," in Human Rights & Human Welfare, volume 6, 2006. Pham reviewed "Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law" by Antony Anghie. 11
2006 November Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $5,000 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing of the Secure Remote Management Drive. 11
2006 November Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County" to assure the continuation and expansion of services for at-risk new parents and young families. 11
2006 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $19,916 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 and information about the development of International and National Mine Action Standards. 11
2006 November Grant Gardner Kristin M. Gardner (Peer Program Coordinator, University Health Center) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to establish policies that support smoking cessation services through the use of normalizing non-smoking advertising. 11
2006 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $6,124 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to provide a cultural resources survey of the New and Old Flint Hill parcels that lie northwest of the community of Fisher's Hill in Shenandoah County, Va. 11
2006 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $238,147 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program 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. Hubbell also received $15,315 from the Central Shenandoah Health District for "FutureBuild: Teen Pregnancy Prevention" to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area and $4,250 from the Department of Social Services for "View Funds" to help teenagers improve decision-making skills to make competent decisions about their futures. 11
2006 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $34,286 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide radio reading services. 11
2006 November Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, College of Graduate and Outreach Programs), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $1,751,134 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state directed and regional/local activities for the Virginia Department of Education Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 11
2006 November Grant Marler Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $8,000 from the National Williams Syndrome Association to investigate chromosome band 7q11.23 for possible candidate gene(s) causing the sensorineural hearing loss that has recently been identified in adults and children with Williams Syndrome. 11
2006 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $66,069 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye also received $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to make health care more accessible to the immigrant community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. He also received $9,883 from VCU to train persons in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 11
2006 November Grant Odonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $31,726 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide three seminars and content-level expertise to support two Web-based study modules concerning dysphagia. 11
2006 November Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $97,041 from the Virginia Department of Education to assist bachelor's degree level speech-language clinicians employed by public schools to obtain master's degrees. 11
2006 November Grant Reisner Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $500 from the Virginia Academy of Science to support an undergraduate researcher's efforts to identify the effects of structure directing agent and reaction conditions on the ionthermal synthesis of open-framework aluminophosphate materials. 11
2006 November Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $2,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the JMU Summer Art Education Program to teach students to see, create and understand art and to make informed judgments about works of art. 11
2006 November Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $38,127 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide educational interpreters with a new DVD, "Teacher Sampler for sign-to-voice interpreting," and a three-credit course on educational interpreting. 11
2006 November Presentation Bachmann Dr. Christopher Bachmann (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Al Christopher of Clean Cities presented "Basics of Biofuels" Nov. 27 at the 81st Virginia Farm Bureau Federation annual convention at The Homestead in Hot Springs. 11
2006 November Presentation Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Professor, Sociology) presented "The Christian coopting of modernity: Fundamentalist faith, suburban spirituality" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Portland, Ore., Oct. 21, 2006. 11
2006 November Presentation Dilts Dr. Judith A. Dilts (Associate Dean, Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology) participated in a panel discussion, "What Does the Liberally Educated Person Need to Know About Science?" Nov. 10 at DePauw University. The discussion was part of the three-day DePauw Colloquium on Liberal Education, "The Crucial Role of Science Education in the Liberal Arts: Creating the Science-Savvy, Liberally Educated Citizen." 11
2006 November Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented at the Black Think Tank sponsored by the Brothers of the Academy at the Morehouse College Leadership Center Oct. 6, 2006, as part of a panel, "In the Belly of the Beast: Navigating a Career in Higher Education Administration." 11
2006 November Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) was a discussant for the symposium, "Violence and Sexuality—Histories, Imaginaries and Performances" at the annual Meetings of the American Society for Ethnohistory, Williamsburg, Va., November 2006. 11
2006 November Presentation Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) participated in a panel discussion on "Renewable Energy" Nov. 30 at the Virginia Tech Energy Research Engagement Showcase, in which speakers from business, government and higher education focused on renewable and non-renewable energy opportunities and challenges and Virginia's efforts to commercialize energy research. 11
2006 November Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) presented at the public meeting of the Liberia Working Group of the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13. The topic of the segment was "Liberia's Peacebuilding Efforts: One Year After Transition." 11
2006 November Publication Daughtrey Taz Daughtrey (Lecturer, Computer Science) was co-author of an article, "Teaching the Contexts: Why Evolution Should Be Taught As An Argument and How It Might be Done," in the Fall 2006 issue of the journal, "Religion & Education," published by the University of Northern Iowa. His co-author was John Angus Campbell, senior affiliate faculty in the department of communication at the University of Memphis and former director of Graduate Studies there; Campbell is one of the founders of the rhetoric of science as an area of academic study and is past president of the American Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology. 11
2006 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,860 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services. 10
2006 October Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $18,929 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Institution of Higher Education Council for the Early Education of Children with Disabilities" to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 10
2006 October Grant DuVal Thomas E. DuVal (General Manager, WMRA-FM) received funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for digital radio conversion: $85,000 for WMRA, $71,350 for WMRY and $58,124 for WMRL. 10
2006 October Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head and Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $100,000 from the Merck Foundation to facilitate the Career Development Academy for Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and surrounding area. Foucar-Szocki also received $75,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the academy to expand educational services available to non-native speakers at all levels and to increase access to those services. 10
2006 October Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $21,273 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to conduct an archaeological survey for parcels of land in the vicinity of New Market, Va., including Indian Hollow, Koontz Farm, Buhl Farm and Imboden Springs. Geier also $12,984 from the SVBF to conduct an archaeological survey of the Jordan Run parcel, totaling approximately 109 acres. He also received $4,848 from Belle Grove Inc. to complete the archaeological excavation and survey of Belle Grove's circa 1815 smokehouse. 10
2006 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $39,766 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify barriers and strengths of using a Web-based Core Instrument across sites, including ability to merge data, build construct scales and return raw date to individual evaluators for additional analyses of their sites. 10
2006 October Grant Maxfield Sandy L. Maxfield (Director and Associate Professor, Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Center for Instructional Technology, Libraries and Educational Technologies) received $225,476 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to engage in research and development to increase interoperability between the Madison Digital Image Database and other digital image systems and presentation tools. 10
2006 October Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $1,500 from the Verizon Foundation to support the annual technology awards presentation of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council. 10
2006 October Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $15,000 from Sentara Health Plan to train persons in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 10
2006 October Grant Nye Mast Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to establish a care model to identify, assess and follow up with frail elders with dementia and family caregivers with memory enhancement support services. 10
2006 October Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide information, data and water samples to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program on the pH levels and ammonia content of rainfall collected. 10
2006 October Grant Whitmeyer Eaton Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $3,993 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to identify and map surficial deposits and to review maps prepared by state geologists. 10
2006 October Presentation Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) presented with Virginia Sen. Frank Wagner at the Energy Virginia Symposium Oct. 17 at Virginia Military Institute. Miles spoke on "Sustainable Energy Opportunities and Challenges for Virginia" in the session, "Virginia Energy: Where are we? How did we get here? What Opportunities and Challenges Lie Ahead?" The symposium was sponsored by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and VMI Research Laboratories Inc. 10
2006 September Service Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. 09
2006 September Service Gonzalez Dr. Teresa A. Gonzalez (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs) has been re-appointed by Gov. Tim Kaine to the Latino Advisory Board. 09
2006 September Exhibition Bersson Dr. Robert D. Bersson (Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History) exhibited "Landscapes Across Time and Place," based on several cross-country road trips, in the Hartzler Library art gallery at Eastern Mennonite University in September and early October. The exhibition features drawings in mixed media, oil pastel and charcoal that take the viewer on a continental journey from Harrisonburg, across the United States, part of Canada, Mexico and back to the Shenandoah Valley. 09
2006 September Fellowship Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) received the Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York for her book manuscript, The Web: Social Control in a Lesbian Community. 09
2006 September Publication Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published the article, "Studio Photography and the Aesthetics of Citizenship in The Gambia, West Africa" in the editedvolume, Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums, and Material Culture (eds. Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden, Ruth B. Phillips, Berg, 2006). 09
2006 September Publication Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) published the book, Huts and History the Historical Archaeology of Military Encampment During the American Civil War, University Press of Florida; Geier was senior editor, collaborating with Dr. David Orr of Temple University and Dr. Matthew Reeves of James Madison's Montpelier. 09
2006 September Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) published an article, "Liberia and Sierra Leone: A Study of Comparative Human Rights Approaches by Civil Society Actors," in the inaugural issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law. Pham also wrote "Some Unconventional Wisdom," a review of two books in The National Interest, Sept./Oct. 2006. Pham reviewed "The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall" by Ian Bremmer and "Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism" by Charles Pena. 09
2006 September Publication Seth Dr. Michael J. Seth (Associate Professor, History) wrote A Concise History of Korea: The Premodern through the Nineteenth Century, a 257-page book published in July by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc. 09
2006 September Publication Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published the chapter, "The Dimensions of War: Conflict and Culture Change in Central Arizona," in the book, The Archaeology of Warfare: Prehistories of Raiding and Conquest, edited by E. Arkush and M. Allen and published by University Press of Florida. 09
2006 September Publication White Dr. Damian White (Assistant Professor, Sociology) was the guest editor of the June 2006 edition of "Science as Culture" with Dr. Chris Wilbert of Anglia Ruskin University. With Wilbert, White also published the article, "Technonatural Time/Spaces" in Science as Culture 2006, Vol. 15; No. 2, pp. 95-104. White also published the article, "A Political Sociology of Socionatures: Revisionist Manoeuvres in Environmental Sociology, in Environmental Politics, Vol.15, No. 1, February 2006, pp.59-77. 09
2006 September Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State— $61,254 for "Adaptive Technology Catalog for Victims of ERW" to identify adaptive technology for use by disabled land mine survivors that will aid reintegration efforts aimed at providing access to livelihoods in the agricultural and mechanical sectors and $45,371 for "U.S.-Origin Land Mines in Mine Affected Countries" to analyze the types and origins of mines and unexploded ordnance to assist with their safe removal and destruction and to assess priority of demining assistance. 09
2006 September Grant Bierly Dr. Paul E. Bierly III (Zane D. Showker Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Professor, Management) received $28,500 from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership to research the entrepreneurial propensity of college students. 09
2006 September Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to study fish and turtle movements through radio tracking and pit tags in aquatic ecosystems fragmented by forest roads and various land uses. 09
2006 September Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,122,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to demonstrate and evaluate a pilot interactive system for the distribution of scientific and administrative information on air quality in the Shenandoah Valley. 09
2006 September Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences for the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium to provide high-school researchers with opportunities to present their research at a university symposium. 09
2006 September Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $196,777 from the National Institutes of Health to develop and conduct a preliminary evaluation of a set of psychosocial interventions for older adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. 09
2006 September Grant Fiegener Dr. Mark K. Fiegener (Assistant Professor, Management) received $95,000 from the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center to extend understanding of how lifeline organizations make decisions about investments to mitigate earthquake risks in ways that can help managers and other key decision makers. 09
2006 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received two grants from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation— $10,507 to perform an archaeological assessment of Cemetery Hill and UDC property tracts at McDowell, Va., and $9,451 to establish the historic context of the Valley Turnpike parcels on Fisher's Hill in Shenandoah County, Va. 09
2006 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $13,000 from individual donors for "Gus Bus" school visits, $5,790 from the Community Resource Center to develop and maintain high-quality agency programs of the center and $2,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to analyze data from the Youth Data Survey and to disseminate it to the Shenandoah Valley community. 09
2006 September Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science Program) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received two grants from the National Park Service— $6,709 to perform an archaeological reconnaissance survey of the Madison Run fire road in the park and $3,000 to act as an archaeological adviser for activities related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 09
2006 September Grant Kidd Carothers Cavey Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. David C. Carothers (Head and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Math Education) received $10,017 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce highly qualified teachers of mathematics at the middle-school level. 09
2006 September Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $177,480 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 09
2006 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $85,000 from the Virginia Department to increase and coordinate information, resources and access to resources for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers. 09
2006 September Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $78,832 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to undertake the development of a scoring system for wind and solar energy facilities. 09
2006 September Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $51,620 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to implement research that comprehensively addresses multiple cultural ecologies that influence smoking among African American youth. 09
2006 September Grant Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $1,162,776 from I2 Inc. to provide a Visual Investigative Analysis Software license. 09
2006 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $224,318 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse for "Infant and Toddler Connection of the Shenandoah Valley" to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. Nye received $37,500 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge AHEC to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships and $15,000 from VCU to provide programs for healthcare learners. Nye also received $3,500 from Intercultural Alliance to organize an annual, regionally focused international festival. 09
2006 September Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,800 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct a rapid watershed assessment as part of assessment planning for implementing the Tributary Strategy in the South Fork Shenandoah watershed. 09
2006 September Grant Reisner Dr. Barbara A. Reisner (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $46,093 from the National Science Foundation for "Expansion and Refinement of a Research-Based Laboratory Curriculum to Enhance Diverse Students' Abilities to Apply Chemistry Ideas Effectively in New Contents." 09
2006 September Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $6,650 from DSM Food Specialties to research and determine whether a carbohydrate plus protein beverage improves endurance performance and muscle recovery when compared to a conventional carbohydrate-only sports beverage. 09
2006 September Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $2,000 from Gallaudet University to provide a JMU graduate student a research assistantship at the Cochlear Implant Education Center at Gallaudet. 09
2006 September Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $200,000 from the U.S. Department of State for the JMU Undergraduate International Exchange Program with the Middle East and North Africa. 09
2006 September Grant Stewart Dr. Stephen H. Stewart (Director, Strategic Alliances and Special Projects, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Health Sciences) received $99,849 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the premedical honor society's national headquarters office. 09
2006 September Grant Sundre West Handley Hurney Murphy Dr. Donna L. Sundre (Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies), Dr. Richard F. West (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Mary K. Handley (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Christopher G. Murphy (Cluster Three Coordinator, University Studies; Associate Professor, Biology) received $498,765 from the National Science Foundation for "Advancing Assessment and Measurement of Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning." 09
2006 September Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $17,224 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. to continue full economic education coverage of the school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, with teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. 09
2006 September Presentation Della Noce Dr. Dorothy Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) was one of three leaders in the development of transformative mediation to open Purpose Drives Practice: An International Conference on Transformative Mediation held Sept. 17 and 18 in St. Paul, Minn. Della Noce presented one of "Three Journeys Toward Purpose-Based Practice." She also presented two workshops at the conference, "Power Dynamics in Conflict: Transformative Practices" and "What are —Best Practices?'— Insights from a Defense Based Victim Outreach Specialist and a Transformative Mediator." 09
2006 September Presentation Ehrenpreis Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Director, Institute for Visual Studies; Associate Professor, Art and Art History) presented a public lecture, "What is Visual Studies and How Can it be Taught," at the University of Kentucky Sept. 8. Ehrenpreis' talk was part of the art department's Visiting Artist and Scholar Series. He also presented "Using Digital Images to Create Communities of Practice" as part of a seminar series sponsored by UK's Center for Computational Services, delivered an arts profession lecture and participated in a roundtable discussion on developing a visual studies program at the university. 09
2006 September Presentation Hastedt Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Head and Professor, Justice Studies; Professor, Political Science) presented "Reconnaissance Satellites and National Security" Sept. 20 at the Societal Impact of Spaceflight Conference at the Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution. The three-day conference was sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum Department of Space History. 09
2006 September Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) gave an invited lecture, "Afro-indigenousness in Mexico and Latin America" at Northwestern University's Department of African-American Studies Colloquium, "Rethinking Race/ Researching Racism," May 10, 2006. 09
2006 September Presentation Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Religion) presented "September 11: Creating History of a Different Kind," an invited peace studies lecture, at Florida Atlantic University in honor of the Gandhi centennial Sept. 11. 09
2006 September Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) gave a keynote speech, "Maintaining Peace and Security Amid the Current Situation in the Horn of Africa: Outlines of a Realistic and Sustainable Policy," Sept. 8 during the 2006 Somaliland Conference. The three-day conference in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by the Somaliland Policy and Reconstruction Institute and drew Dahir Rayale Kahin, president of the Republic of Somaliland, members of his cabinet and other government officials. 09
2006 September Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen C. Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented the paper, "Opportunities and Constraints Created by Iranian Reform Activists during the Civil Society Debate (1997-2005)," at the International Social Theory Conference held in Roanoke, May 19, 2006. 09
2006 September Presentation Rumbo Dr. Joseph D. Rumbo (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented the following paper at the annual Asia-Pacific Region Conference of The Association for Consumer Research (ACR), June 15-17, Sydney, Australia: "Exploring the Symbolic Universe of the Rainbow: A Framework for Doing Consumer Research at the Market's Edge."Rumbo also presented the following paper at the first Symposium on Anti-Consumption at the International Centre for Anti-Consumption Research (ICAR), June 19-21, Auckland, New Zealand: "Cultivating Alternative Self-Schemas and Lifestyles: Resisting the Normativity of Consumerism."Rumbo, with Eugene W. Halton, also presented "Membrane of the Self: Marketing, Boundaries, and the Consumer Incorporated Self," at the Consumer Culture Theory Conference of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR), Notre Dame, Ind., Aug. 2-3, 2006. Rumbo's paper was accepted for publication by Russell Belk and John Sherry (eds.) in the Conference Proceedings of the Consumer Culture Theory Conference. 09
2006 September Presentation Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented the poster, "The Chevelon Archaeological Research Project: Past Results, Recent Discoveries" (co-authored with 2006 JMU graduate Alison Bredthauer) at the 71st annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 28, 2006. Solometo also collaborated with 2005 JMU graduate Stephen Martin to present the paper, "Compound, Fort, or Community Structure?: Understanding Rectangular Enclosures in East-Central Arizona" at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Virginia Beach, March 25, 2006. 09
2006 September Presentation White Dr. Damian White (Assistant Professor, Sociology) organized the miniconference, Techonatures IV, at the American Association of Geographers, Chicago, with Dr. Erik Swyngedowu of the University of Oxford, May, 2006. 09
2006 August Award DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received the 2006 Ronald T. Pflaum Outstanding Chapter Adviser Award from Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity, the national professional chemistry fraternity, during the national conclave held at the University of California at Los Angeles. The award, which was instituted in 1992, is presented each biennium to a chapter adviser in recognition of ongoing contributions to the success of a chapter and continuing service to the interest of the fraternity. 08
2006 August Service Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) was appointed by Gov. Timothy Kaine to the Virginia Council on Indians, the advisory board to the governor and General Assembly on Indian issues; she is the first archaeologits appointed to the council. 08
2006 August Publication Eksterowicz Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) and Robert P. Watson of Florida Atlantic University have published the second edition of "The Presidential Companion: Readings on the First Ladies," a book they edited for the University of South Carolina Press. The updated edition of the 2003 book includes new chapters on the first ladyship of Laura Bush and on analyzing public perceptions of Bush and Hillary Clinton. 08
2006 August Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) wrote an invited review of Gabriel Kolko's "The Age of War: The United States Confronts the World," which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests 28, no. 4, August 2006. 08
2006 August Publication Stone Dr. John D. Stone (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) wrote "Public Relations Management: From Philosophy to Practice," a book published in August by Custom Publishing. 08
2006 August Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $65,140 from the U.S. Department of State to collect relevant materials and information on casualty data and mine action planning to use to develop lessons learned, best practices and case studies for a guidebook. 08
2006 August Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $73,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Partnership for Preparation of Highly Qualified and Collaborative Middle/High School General and Special Educators." 08
2006 August Grant Campbell Sgt. Margaret A. Campbell (Crime Prevention and Special Events Coordinator, Police and Safety) received $7,500 from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for the fifth year of ABC Operation Undergrad, a program to decrease high-risk behavior and criminal activity associated with the use of alcohol. 08
2006 August Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $277,212 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide services to children with special healthcare needs. 08
2006 August Grant DuVal Thomas E. DuVal (General Manager, WMRA-FM) received $20,191 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a radio community service grant. 08
2006 August Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $122,087 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "The Development and Implementation Assessment of a Tobacco Use Prevention Model for Youth with Psychiatric Disorders." 08
2006 August Grant Gabriele Monroe Ryals DeGraff Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology), Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Benjamin A. DeGraff (Professor Emeritus, Chemistry) received $358,005 from the National Science Foundation to establish an interdisciplinary, multi-user facility in innovative confocal microscopy at JMU. 08
2006 August Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $15,000 from Norfolk Public Schools and $1,000 from Anne Arundel County Public Schools for school psychology internships. 08
2006 August Grant Halling Dr. Dan C. Halling (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $9,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for a graduate assistantship. 08
2006 August Grant Heydari Bahn Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Director, College of Business MBA Program; Professor, Marketing) received $1,050 from the National Security Agency to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 08
2006 August Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $45,466 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop a statewide network in the Earth Sciences, specialized Earth Science courses, an increased pool of endorsed teachers and increased student achievement on the Earth Science SOL test. 08
2006 August Grant Raab Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $17,500 from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to use Bacillus anthracis gene CapD DNA as starting material to either subclone the gene into protein expression vectors or to develop a purification scheme for use with agency-produced expression vector clones. 08
2006 August Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center of Loudoun County Inc. to establish a scholarship for a graduate speech-language pathology student in the externship semester of the master's program. 08
2006 August Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $1,036 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services for the professional journal. 08
2006 August Grant Santos Dr. Karen E. Santos (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $10,000 from the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development to enhance learning outcomes for all students by increasing active co-planning and effective co-teaching by general and special education teachers in Staunton City Schools. 08
2006 August Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $11,711 from Rockingham County Public Schools for a graduate assistantship. 08
2006 August Presentation Mittal Dr. Sushil Mittal (Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) presented "Hinduism and Peace" at the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture at Uzanbazar, India, in June. During the conference, Mittal represented JMU in the signing of an agreement between the university and Gauhati University for joint research, collaboration and exchange of scholars and students. 08
2006 August Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies; Research Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) presented "No Longer Optional: Terrorism and Africa's Significance to U.S. Security" at a plenary session of the First International Conference on Combating and Preventing Terrorism in Africa, which met Aug. 29-31 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference, the first of its kind to be held in Africa, brought together diplomats, parliamentarian, military officers and other government officials from African, European and North American countries as well as academics and representatives of non-governmental organizations from the three continents to discuss past and present counter terrorism efforts in Africa. 08
2006 August Service Nash Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been appointed to the Virginia Council on Indians by Gov. Tim Kaine. Nash is the first archaeologist to be appointed to the council, an advisory board to the governor and the General Assembly. 08
2006 August Service Sproles Dr. Karyn Z. Sproles (Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies; Professor, English) has been elected to serve on the Association of General and Liberal Studies Executive Council for 2006-08. AGLS is a national organization dedicated to promoting the quality and centrality of general and liberal education in the United States and abroad. 08
2006 June Award Maddison Dr. Dorothy E. Maddison (Assistant Professor, Music) received the Arts Hall of Fame Award from Fergus Falls School District 544 in Minnesota. Maddison, a graduate of Fergus Falls High School, received the award May 15 during the school"s Senior Recognition Banquet in honor of her professional career in Europe as a lyric-coloratura soprano and her teaching at Sam Houston State University in Texas and JMU. 06
2006 June Certification Werner Greg Werner (Director, Athletics Strength and Conditioning) was one of seven collegiate strength and conditioning coaches certified as a master strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association at the CSCCa"s national conference May 11. 06
2006 June Grant Benson Dr. A. Jerry Benson (Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $97,947 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 06
2006 June Grant Coverstone Campbell Stilson Lt. C. Scott Coverstone (Support Services Division Commander, Police and Safety), Sgt. Margaret A. Campbell (Crime Prevention and Special Events Coordinator, Police and Safety) and Sgt. Frank W. Stilson Jr. (Officer, Police and Safety) received $1,500 from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain Alco-Sensors for JMU police officers so they may enforce alcohol-related motor vehicle violations. 06
2006 June Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $4,029 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Child Development Clinic and $3,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to achieve community-based service systems for children with special health care needs and their families. 06
2006 June Grant Downey Benzing Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,706 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to study meteorological data and other environmental factors to determine the cause of fish kills along the Shenandoah River. 06
2006 June Grant Geier Lanier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Gabrielle M. Lanier (Associate Professor, History) received $12,573 from Belle Grove Inc. to gather data and to formulate a package of information on the archaeology and architecture of the plantation. 06
2006 June Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,000 from Harrisonburg-Rockingham Weed and Seed to support the services provided by the Gus Bus program. 06
2006 June Grant Hughes Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $6,770 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide an undergraduate student with research experience among NIST"s measurement and standards laboratories in Boulder, Colo. 06
2006 June Grant Hyser Dr. Raymond M. Hyser Jr. (Professor, History) received $14,499 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide workshops that will address content knowledge of American history combined with pedagogical approaches to teaching this information. 06
2006 June Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science Program) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received $4,900 from the National Park Service for 'Archaeological Services Associated with Cliff Management Initiative in Shenandoah National Park' to provide a site survey and documentation, test unit excavation, artifact recovery and report preparation. 06
2006 June Grant Kander Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Geographic Science Program) received $5,475 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation for the Wintergreen Archaeological Survey 2006 to support the fourth season of cultural resources survey of selected properties in the Wintergreen development. 06
2006 June Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $15,071 from Research Corp. for 'Small Ring Fragmentation Strategies for the Synthesis of Chiral Heterocycles' to develop novel heterocycle syntheses based on cyclopropane and cyclobutane fragmentation. 06
2006 June Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $80,000 from the National Science Foundation to explore hadron structure physics, specifically the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, and measurements of fundamental quantities, such as the muon lifetime. 06
2006 June Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Donald R. Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership received $188,688 from the SVP to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects and existing businesses. 06
2006 June Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $1,500 from the Verizon Foundation to support the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Gala. 06
2006 June Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $157,356 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 06
2006 June Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $462,338 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2006-2007 to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 06
2006 June Grant Rose Dr. Christopher S. Rose (Associate Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide an undergraduate with research experience to characterize the patterns of thyroid hormone-inducted cell proliferation and cell death that underlie the metamorphic remodeling of pharyngeal arch cartilages in frog metamorphosis. 06
2006 June Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs) received $49,080 from the IFSA Foundation to provide scholarships to a group of culturally diverse individuals to promote study abroad opportunities. 06
2006 June Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology and Recreation Studies) received $62,058 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2006 Health and Physical Activity Institute to improve health literacy and to facilitate effective instruction in health and physical education. 06
2006 June Presentation Kohen Dr. Ari Kohen (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) presented numerous papers at invited talks and conferences. Kohen presented his paper, 'Rights and Wrongs Without God: A Non-Religious Grounding for Human Rights in a Pluralistic World,' as a poster at the American Political Science Association meetings in Washington, D.C., in September 2005. In October, he was an invited participant in 'The Berlin Roundtables for Reframing Human Rights' at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung and Humboldt University in Berlin, where he was awarded the Irmgard Coninx Foundation Research Fellowship for Summer 2006 when his paper was selected from 154 contributions from 62 countries by an international jury of academics as outstanding contribution to the 2005 essay competition on 'Reframing Human Rights.' He also presented 'Religion and Restorative Justice: The Connection Between Forgiveness and Reconciliation' in October at the Association for Political Theory meetings in St. Louis. In April, Kohen presented 'Deterrence Reconsidered: A Theoretical and Empirical Case Against the Death Penalty,' an article he co-wrote with Seth K. Jolly, at the Midwest Political Science Association meetings in Chicago. He also was an invited participant in the 'Roundtable on the Genesis and Justification for Human Rights' at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany. In May, he was an invited participant in the 'Roundtable on the Secular and Religious Sources of Human Rights Law' at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung and Humboldt University in Berlin. 06
2006 June Publication Kohen Dr. Ari Kohen (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has had two articles published in peer-reviewed journals. 'The Possibility of Secular Human Rights: Alan Gewirth and the Principle of Generic Consistency' was published in Human Rights Review, vol. 7, no. 1, October/December 2005, and 'The Problem of Secular Sacredness: Ronald Dworkin, Michael Perry and Human Rights Foundationalism' was published in Journal of Human Rights, vol. 5, no. 2, April/June 2006. 06
2006 June Publication St. John Dr. Kristen St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Sciences) is a co-author of 'The Cenozoic palaeoenvironment of the Arctic Ocean,' the lead article in a series of articles about the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Arctic Coring Expedition published in Nature, vol. 441, no. 7093, pp. 601-605 (June 1). St. John is a member of the program"s science team that is researching the arctic climate. The report contains analyses of subseafloor sediment samples gathered from 430 meters beneath the Arctic Ocean near the North Pole. 06
2007 January Award Imani Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) won the Sociologists Without Borders essay competition on the subject envisioning the utopian university. The essay was called "The Learning Platform." 01
2007 January Fellowship Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) won a $40,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to finish work on her second book, "History, Race and Place in the Making of Black Mexico." 01
2007 January Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $19,887 from the U.S. Department of State through the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development Inc. to create a new executive-level introductory course module and to issue specific workshops on land mine survivor assistance for country mine action administrators. 01
2007 January Grant Benton Dr. Morgan C. Benton (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $37,500 from the Department of Historic Resources to provide a historical highway marker Web site and database. 01
2007 January Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received three awards from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation — $17,906 to complete the archaeological excavation and survey of the Fair Meadows property on the Cedar Creek Battlefield, $9,696 to complete a comprehensive metal detector reconnaissance on the Valley Turnpike parcel of Fisher's Hill Battlefield in Shenandoah County and $5,872 to complete a cultural resources survey of the Artillery Ridge parcel of Cross Keys Battlefield east of Harrisonburg. 01
2007 January Grant Goodall Paul B. Goodall (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $22,925 from AgWater Technologies LLC to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct water testing. 01
2007 January Grant Haworth Caran Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) and Julie Caran (Editorial Assistant, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $6,000 from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. to support a poetry camp for disadvantaged children. 01
2007 January Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $8,963 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 01
2007 January Grant Moody Dr. Joy J. Moody (Director, Education Support Center) received $58,588 from the Virginia Department of Education to extend the clinical faculty training provided by the Mid Valley Consortium for Teacher Education into schools as a component of mentor training. 01
2007 January Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,281 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region. 01
2007 January Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $35,100 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide volunteer outpatient health services. 01
2007 January Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $14,038 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipend for Underserved Rural Virginia" to request traineeship for 27 full-time and 11 part-time graduate nursing students. 01
2007 January Grant Rogers Dr. Sheena J. Rogers (Head and Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $2,000 from the American Psychological Association to integrate broader experiences into graduate psychology practica by supporting student visits to potential partner institutions. 01
2007 January Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics) received $29,644 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization for editorial services. 01
2007 January Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "Ma'atematikos: Ancient Afrikan Spiritual Mathematics as a Method of Liberation or 'The Only Question You Can't Seem to Ask Your Math Teacher—Why?" at the 13th National African American Student Leadership Conference Jan. 12 in Holly Springs, Miss. Imani also presented an Honors Symposium, "Peripheral Vision: A Case Against the Culture of Victimization and Political Correctness," at JMU Jan. 24. 01
2007 January Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) presented "African-descent Mexicans and African-Americans in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Tales from the Field" on the panel Approaching New Subjectivities: African-American/Latino Relations in the 20th Century, American Historical Association Meetings in January. 01
2007 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Learning About Work at Dinnertime: Language Socialization in U.S. Working Families," at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif., in November. 01
2007 January Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was a panelist in a discussion on "Africa from the Perspective of U.S. Global Strategic Interests" held Jan. 16 at the annual membership meeting of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York City. Pham discussed terrorism and other security issues relating to U.S. interests in Africa and urged closer attention to low-intensity conflicts and local tensions that might be exploited by outside actors. On Jan. 27, Pham presented "Threats to Africa's Future: Underdevelopment, Radical Islamism and Terrorism Why Should the U.S. Care?" at the three-day Global Democracy Conference at Hampden-Sydney College. Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was the keynote speaker for the conference, which was sponsored by Hampden-Sydney and Longwood University. 01
2007 January Publication Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) was one of four writers whose textbook, "Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles and Challenges," was published by Blackwell Publishing in December 2006. Anderson wrote the book that introduces students to electronic media with Peter Orlik of Central Michigan University, Louis A. Day of Louisiana State University and W. Lawrence Patrick, president of Patrick Communications LLC and owner of 16-station radio group Legend Communications. 01
2007 February Award Bacon Swerdzewski Dr. Josh Bacon (Director, Judicial Affairs), Dr. Sara J. Finney (Assistant Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research) and Peter Swerdzewski (Graduate Assistant for Program Assessment Support Services, Center for Assessment and Research) received the Emerging Best Practice in Student Affairs Assessment award from the American College Personnel Association for the Office of Judicial Affairs' civic responsibility program. The program, which is used as a sanction for students who have violated policies that affect their community, combines discussions, readings and other interactive activities for students to examine the concepts of character, citizenship and community. 02
2007 February Award Hess Ann Hess (Marketing Program Coordinator, University Advancement) received a 2006 MVP Design Award from Mid Valley Press for the Madison Century kick-off program for JMU's capital campaign. The awards were based on clarity, effectiveness of design and uniqueness. 02
2007 February Award Hilton Long Fred D. Hilton (Director, Centennial Celebration) and Debra Long (Assistant Director, Centennial Celebration) received MarCom Creative awards for excellent marketing of JMU's 2008 Centennial Celebration. Hilton won a gold award in the writing/feature article category for "Hard Luck Dukes," an article recalling JMU's first football game. Hilton and Long won a gold award for "website/overall site" and honorable mention in the "website/homepage" category for the Centennial Web site. 02
2007 February Exhibition Rooker Wyancko Two metal artists from the School of Art and Art History have had their work added to the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Mark D. Rooker (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) created "Green Cheese Gouger" and Ronald J. Wyancko (Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History) created "Fish Slice." Both pieces are part of the Rabinovitch Contemporary Silver Collection. 02
2007 February Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for an evaluation of the educational driver's education curriculum for the Clean Air Champions Program. 02
2007 February Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $2,732 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 02
2007 February Grant Dudding Reed Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Director of Clinical Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $287,258 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in communication sciences and disorders. 02
2007 February Grant Gabbin Haworth Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) and Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $2,500 from Pomegranate Communications Inc. to distribute the Painted Word Calendar based on artwork of the Furious Flower Poetry Center portrait quilt. 02
2007 February Grant Hubbell Webb Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Catherine J. Webb (Instructor, Nursing) received $62,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for "The Precious Time" to provide families of children with disabilities an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant care giving. 02
2007 February Grant Kander Dart Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dwight R. Dart (Rapid Prototyping Laboratory Technician, Integrated Science and Technology) received $21,707 from the National Science Foundation to produce final products of plastic snap together cell parts for biological demonstrations. 02
2007 February Grant Noftsinger Kander Lane Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) received $2,022,624 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. 02
2007 February Grant Serpell Evans Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $39,964 from Virginia Commonwealth University to assess the effect of receiving Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder treatment during the middle-school years on risk factors for smoking and on tobacco use among adolescents with ADHD. 02
2007 February Presentation Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) presented five posters at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta in October 2006. Student co-authors included Ashley Del Toro, Michaelle Beardino, David Bilberry, Mathew Torre, Gordon McGuire, Deby Weiss, Lindsay Birns, Karina Tam, Krystal Dula, Marisa Parise and Jon Harrold. The titles of the posters were: "Transition between body and tail withdrawal movements in response to tail stimulation in Long Tail Grass lizards is blended and graded,""Characteristics of escape responses in the Chilean Rose tarantula,""Do paired, simultaneously evoked, tail withdrawal reflexes in rats linearly summate?""Crested Gecko lizards utilize computationally simple patterns of tail withdrawal response" and "3-Dimensional video analysis of tail withdrawal responses to heat stimuli in the rat." 02
2007 February Presentation Gabriele Dr. Mark L. Gabriele (Associate Professor, Biology) presented a paper, "Segregation of multiple layered projections to the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus in the neonatal cat," at the October 2006 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta with students Robert Fathke, Sarah Shahmoradian, Christopher French, C. Henkel and J. McHaffie. Gabriele also presented a paper, "Patterns of convergence for multiple afferent projections to the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus prior to the onset of hearing," at the February meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology in Denver with students Robert Fathke, J. McHaffie and C. Henkel. 02
2007 February Presentation Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) gave an invited research seminar, "Emerging pathogens in an ecological community," at the University of Memphis. 02
2007 February Presentation Herrick Dr. James B. Herrick (Associate Professor, Biology) gave a talk, "Environmental reservoirs of resistance and virulence: bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance gene transfer in sediments and sands," in November 2006 at the Pathogen Research Symposium sponsored by the Virginia Water Resources Center at Virginia Tech. 02
2007 February Presentation Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) gave an invited research seminar, "Secreted alpha-Amylase in Arabidopsis Leaves: A Possible Role in Dead Cells," in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont. 02
2007 February Publication Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) published a paper, "Interleukin-3 and c-Kit/stem cell factor are required for normal eosinophil responses in mice infected with Strongyloides venezuelensis, " in Laboratory Investigation with undergraduate student Akhil Rastogi and four colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston. 02
2007 February Publication McMullen Dr. Conley K. McMullen (Associate Professor, Biology) had a paper, "Pollination biology of the Galapagos endemic, Tournefortia rufo-sericea (Boraginaceae)," published in the January issue of Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 02
2007 February Award Brock Hite Thompson Stroupe Dixon Gillis Hilton Matthews Marsh James Madison University's Communications and Marketing team was presented with four awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Two Grand Awards — the top-level recognition — were earned by JMU's magazine, "Madison." The publication won in the magazine publishing improvement category for its redesigned format and in the general news or feature story/series category for its popular "Professors You Love" segment. "Madison" is produced by Pam Brock (Editor), Michelle Hite (Assistant Editor), Bill Thompson (Art Director), Elaine Stroupe (University Editor), Colleen Dixon (Staff Writer/Editor), Jan Gillis ("Madison Online" Editor), Fred Hilton (JMU History Editor) and Sherry Matthews (Administrative Assistant). The university's "Be the Change" communications campaign won an Award of Excellence in the institutional relations programs category. The "Be the Change" campaign spotlights Madison professors, students, alumni and donors who are changing the world in big and small ways — since the university's founding in 1908. The CASE award acknowledged the work of JMU's entire Communications and Marketing team within the Division of University Advancement. A video created for the "Be the Change" campaign also won an Award of Excellence in the films and videotapes category. The video was created by Nate Marsh (Video Producer) and JMU students Adrienne D'Souza and Rachel Barnes from the School of Media Arts and Design. The awards were presented Feb. 6 during the CASE Division III Conference in Nashville, Tenn. CASE is an international association of professionals who advance their educational institutions. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia make up the council's District III. 02
2007 March Award Miller Dr. Earlynn J. Miller (Professor Emerita, Dance) received the Heritage Award from the National Dance Association, part of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, March 15 during AAHPERD's national convention and exposition in Baltimore. Presented annually since 1963, the award recognizes outstanding contribution of national or international significance to dance in teaching excellence, administration of a dance program, research or publication, consulting, choreography, performance, notation or related arts. Miller joined JMU in 1969 to develop the dance program and devoted her career to the university, retiring in 1999. 03
2007 March Award Brunk Anderson The Department of Human Resources has received an award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Southern Region for its creation of the Employee Mediation Services Center. The CUPA-HR Southern Region's Successful Practices Award is presented to a team that demonstrates creativity, process improvement or professional achievement through the implementation of a significant new practice that contributes to the overall excellence of the institution's human resource programs, services and/or administration. Members of the HR staff, Keri Sue Brunk and Sandra Anderson, accepted the award on behalf of the department March 12 at the CUPA-HR Southern Region's annual conference in New Orleans. 03
2007 March Award Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Interim Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies) was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense for exceptional performance on the graduate faculty of the National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C. 03
2007 March Award Yoon Sang Yoon (Professor, Art and Art History) has received a Fulbright Grant for research in Seoul, South Korea, in fall 2007. 03
2007 March Exhibition Zurbrigg Susan D. Zurbrigg (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) began exhibiting a collection of her sculptures and paintings at Eastern Mennonite University's Hartzler Library gallery March 12. 03
2007 March Grant Blandino Dr. Joseph R. Blandino (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,539 from Dynamic Aviation Group Inc. to provide services associated with strain and vibration on an aircraft-mounted synthetic aperture radar. 03
2007 March Grant Cleland Dr. Corey L. Cleland (Associate Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Sensorimotor Transformation in the Withdrawal Reflex" to improve understanding of the principles by which the nervous system coordinates muscles across joints and solves the "degrees of freedom" problem in motor control. 03
2007 March Grant Daniel Hachenski Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) and Dawn M. Hachenski (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,700 from DuPont to promote the South River Science Team public information exhibit to a wider audience. 03
2007 March Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $173,660 from the National Institutes of Health for "Developing School-Based Treatment of ADHD Adolescents" to complete a small controlled clinical trial to obtain the necessary pilot data to potentially support a larger-scale evaluation and to develop treatment fidelity measures. 03
2007 March Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $6,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on amphibian cutaneous bacteria to provide information for conservation efforts. 03
2007 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming. Hubbell also received $14,000 from the Governor's Office for Substance Abuse Prevention to collect, compile, analyze and present data on youth surveys done in Virginia and selected other states. She also received $5,412 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries. 03
2007 March Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $121,270 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to provide community broadcast services. 03
2007 March Grant Lewis Dr. Kristi L. Lewis (Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) received $4,968 from the University of Kentucky for "Longitudinal analysis of seasonal influenza in the United States: 1997-98 to 2006-07." 03
2007 March Grant Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) received $40,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to explore variable identities among "black" Mexicans in both Mexico and North Carolina. 03
2007 March Grant Martino-McAllister Wessel Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Professor, Health Sciences) and Dr. Theresa M. Wessel (Professor, Health Sciences) received $32,081 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to support the delivery of Prevention Basics Workshops for current practitioners who are either new to prevention or experienced practitioners who wish to make sure that their prevention practices are current. 03
2007 March Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $8,324 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board for to provide the services of system manager for the Community Service Board's Infant-Toddler Connection Program. 03
2007 March Grant Rife Monroe Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $94,500 from the National Science Foundation for "REU Site: Shenandoah Valley Consortium in Molecular Biology" to provide students with independent research experiences and to give students opportunities to observe how molecular biology is becoming more integrated and collaborative within biology and other scientific disciplines. 03
2007 March Grant Serpell Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology; Director of Research, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center) received $1,500 from Eli Lilly & Co. to sponsor "Raising the Bar: Improving the Standard of Care for Individuals with ADHD," a widely attended conference. 03
2007 March Grant Wubah Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $94,244 from the National Science Foundation to provide a Research Experience for Undergraduates site program whereby students from U.S. universities will travel to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists. 03
2007 March Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Head and Professor, Psychology), G.W. Hill and M. McCarthy presented "Enhancing undergraduate program quality: Benchmarks for evaluating student learning outcomes" at a symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, in February. 03
2007 March Presentation Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and student A. Lindberg presented "What do we know about multiple chemical sensitivity: An overview of the research" at the 8th International Conference of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS) "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other Related Illnesses" Jan. 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Gibson and students A. Lindberg, N. Marston and J. Merkel presented "Physicians' perceptions and practices regarding patient reports of chemical sensitivity" at the conference. 03
2007 March Presentation Hawk Daughtrey Dr. William Hawk (Head and Professor, Philosophy and Religion) and Taz Daughtrey (Lecturer, Computer Science) were respondents to "Do We Live in an Evolving Creation? Traditional and Process Theology Perspectives," a lecture presented by Dr. Howard Van Till, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Calvin College. The presentation was held at Eastern Mennonite University. 03
2007 March Presentation Hoskins Betty Hoskins (Writing Consultant, University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Ethics and Empathy in the Writing Center," and chaired two sessions, "Service Learning and Learning Communities" and "The Ethical Dilemma: Confessional Narratives," at the spring 2007 conference of the College English Association in New Orleans. 03
2007 March Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented three sessions at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings in Atlanta: "Listening to Their Voices: Hearing Impairment" in a panel discussion; "The New Frontier for Theorizing about Stratification and Social Justice" in a panel discussion; and a teach-in on the Iraqi War. 03
2007 March Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Diverse Voices of Feminism" at a symposium at the National Multicultural Conference in Seattle Jan. 24-26. 03
2007 March Presentation Lambert McDonnell Schick Schubert Thomas Erin Lambert (Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies/University Writing Center), Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies/University Writing Center), Dr. Kurt Schick (Interim Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies), Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies/University Writing Center) and Dr. Mark Thomas (Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies) presented their research on supporting college-level reading at the International Writing Centers Association Conference in Houston. Schick presented two additional papers, "Ethical Frontiers of Teaching Writing and Thinking: Critical Literacy in a Hyper-Mediated Democracy" at the International Conference on Writing as Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines at Quinnipiac University in November 2006 and "Learning to Write as Ben Franklin Did" at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Philadelphia, March 2007. 03
2007 March Presentation Poppke Geraldine Poppke (Graduate Assistant, University Writing Center) presented a paper, "Living in a 'Hieroglyphic World': Wharton's 'The Age of Innocence,'" at the Madison Conference. She also presented "'Das Nibelungenlied': Oral vs. Textual Tradition" at the Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. 03
2007 March Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology), students D.J. Hoffman, J.P. Erb and S.H. Robertson presented a poster, "The effects of saccharin concentration on saccharin consumption and preference," at the annual meeting of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis in Baltimore in December 2006. Serdikoff and students R.A. Sheldon, A.L. Durgin and M.A. Young presented a poster, "Examining resistance to change following variable-interval reinforcement in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat (SHR) as an animal model," at the meeting. 03
2007 March Presentation Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) participated in Archaeology and War, a public symposium held March 2 at George Mason University. 03
2007 March Presentation Spear Dr. Joe Spear (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "A Sociological Look at Sociology's Cumulation 'Problem,'" at the Southern Sociological Society annual meetings in Atlanta. 03
2007 March Presentation Stenson Esther Stenson (Writing Consultant, University Writing Center) presented a reading of her poetry at a writer's conference, Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders, held at Bluffton University in Ohio in October 2006. She also presented a paper, "Donne and Anabaptists," at the annual Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature held at Loyola University in New Orleans. 03
2007 March Publication Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Head and Professor, Psychology), D.S. Dunn, M. McCarthy, J.S. Halonen and G.W. Hill published "Quality benchmarks in undergraduate psychology programs" in American Psychologist. 03
2007 March Publication Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and students K. Van Eck and L.J. Ulmer published "From evidence-based to best practices: What does it mean?" in the Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. 03
2007 March Publication Fordham Dr. David R. Fordham (PBGH Faculty Fellow; Professor, Accounting) was recognized for his publishing productivity in the Winter 2006 issue of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. His main research interests are wireless networking and wireless information security. A tally of the number of articles and authors on these topics showed Fordham ranking 12th nationally in the number of articles published, with JMU as a whole ranking 10th. The journal is the flagship publication of the American Accounting Association's Section on Artificial Intelligence and Accounting Technology. 03
2007 March Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published "Teen dating violence: How schools can help" and "Spotlight: Virginia's nurturing parenting programs" in Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 78, 8-10 and "Virginia's prevention plan - an update" in Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 78, 11. Grayson published "Teen dating violence" in the Virginia Youth Advisory Council Newsletter, "Sexual abuse by educators and school staff" in the CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center Training Manual, Minneapolis, Minn., and "Parents with serious mental illness" in Protective Services Training Institute of Texas online training module, University of Texas at Austin. 03
2007 March Publication Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology), J. Yoder, A. Fischer and J. Groden published "Changes in students' explanations for gender differences after taking a psychology of women class: More constructionist and less essentialist" in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. 03
2007 March Publication Kohen Dr. Ari Kohen (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) has had his first book, "Defense of Human Rights: A Non-Religious Grounding in a Pluralistic World," published by Routledge Press. 03
2007 March Publication Lawrence Dr. Natalie Kerr Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), D.R. Forsyth, J.L. Burnette and R.F. Baumeister published "Attempting to improve the academic performance of struggling college students by bolstering their self-esteem: An intervention that backfired" in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Lawrence also published "An interview with Roy Baumeister" in Teaching of Psychology. 03
2007 March Publication Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published an article, "From Sodomy to Superstition: The Active Pathic and Bodily Transgressions in Colonial New Spain," in the journal Ethnohistory. The article was part of a special issue on Colonial Latin American Sexualities 54 (1), Winter 2007. 03
2007 March Publication Nasim Dr. Aashir Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology), F.Z. Belgrave, R.J. Jagers, K.D. Wilson and K. Owens published "The moderating effects of culture on peer deviance and alcohol use among high-risk African American adolescents" in the Journal of Drug Education. 03
2007 March Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "A guide to teaching research methods in psychology" for Blackwell, Malden, Mass. 03
2007 March Publication Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Interim Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies) published an article, "Rhetoric, Ethics, & National Intelligence," in Defense Intelligence Journal, Spring 2007. 03
2007 March Publication Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teaching Consultant, Center for Economic Education) published "Magical Library Lessons: Holiday Happenings," a book that focuses on holidays and times of celebration to grab students' interest and teach them research skills, literary terms and writing techniques. The book, for use in grades 4 through 8, was published by Highsmith's Upstart Books division. 03
2007 March Service Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Assistant Head and Professor, Psychology), served as an external consultant for Elon University's psychology department program review. 03
2007 March Service Grayson Dr. Joann H Grayson (Professor, Psychology) led a discussion about EMU Theatre Department's production of Medea as a "Talkback" guest Feb. 22. Grayson also appeared in WMRA's "Insight" in January. 03
2007 March Service Stoloff Evans Grayson Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) participated in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital-JMU Collaboration Jan. 26. 03
2007 March Service Stoloff Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) served as an external consultant for St. Joseph's University psychology department program review. 03
2007 March Service Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) has been asked to serve a three-year term as the Applied Behavior Analysis program chair for the Eastern Psychological Association, beginning with the 2008 conference in Boston. 03
2007 April Award Irons Dr. Jessica Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has received the McKeachie Early Career Award, a graduate student teaching award, from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. 04
2007 April Award Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) has received the Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. 04
2007 April Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received three grants from the U.S. Department of State —$383,697 to identify, gather, manage and distribute information to encourage the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA), $96,000 for a mine action fellowship to support the WRA by providing public access to pertinent and reliable information about land mine action and small arms and light weapons control and $54,303 to assist the WRA in publishing the seventh edition of the publication "To Walk the Earth in Safety." 04
2007 April Grant Brodrick Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,719 from the Economic Development Commission for "Ozone Outreach for Winchester and Frederick County" to increase the understanding of health consequences of ozone reduction measures. 04
2007 April Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $8,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to inventory water quality of forest streams and monitor the effects on stream water chemistry of implementing the management as developed in the forest plan. 04
2007 April Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the high-school level to improve academic achievement. 04
2007 April Grant Harris Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) received $360,000 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Population Ecology of a Salamander Species in Relation to Its Bacterial Symbionts" to conduct research on amphibian cutaneous bacteria to provide information for conservation efforts. 04
2007 April Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 04
2007 April Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $3,803 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program 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
2007 April Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $2,126 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 04
2007 April Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $2,126 from the Virginia Department of Education to produce "highly qualified teachers" of mathematics at the middle-school level. 04
2007 April Grant Moody Dr. Joy J. Moody (Director, Education Support Center) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "From Student Teacher to Beginning Teacher: Clinical Faculty Supports that Help Beginning Teachers" to extend the successful clinical faculty training provided by the Mid-Valley Consortium for Teacher Education into schools as a component of mentor training. 04
2007 April Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $106,384 from the National Science Foundation for "Probing Subatomic Physics Via Lepton Interactions" to explore hadron structure physics, specifically the transition between the perturbative and non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization, and measurements of fundamental quantities, such as the muon lifetime. 04
2007 April Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $13,594 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 04
2007 April Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $491,710 from the U.S. Department of Defense to strengthen security professionals' skills, including counterfactual reasoning applications, and to produce research and practical benefits in the areas of data collection and data fusion. 04
2007 April Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $224,234 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the Northwest Region. 04
2007 April Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $39,646 from the Virginia Department of Education to deliver two courses on meteorology and oceanography. 04
2007 April Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $290,475 and $90,400 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
2007 April Grant Tongen Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $24,985 from the Mathematical Association of America to increase interest in advanced degrees and careers in mathematics for under-represented groups by providing a summer research program. 04
2007 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received two grants from the Center for Civic Education —$81,152 to implement the "'We the People': Juvenile Justice Institute" and $76,729 to implement the "'We the People': Elementary Institute." 04
2007 April Presentation Butt Dr. John J. Butt (Professor, History) participated in a panel discussion, "U.S. Foreign Policy and How It Affects Americans," April 10 at Eastern Mennonite University. The discussion was sponsored by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at EMU. 04
2007 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Assistant Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) published "Children of War," a review of "Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection" by Michael Wessells, in the Spring 2007 issue of the Wilson Quarterly. Pham also wrote "Making Sense of a Senseless War," a review of "A Dirty War in West Africa: The RUF and the Destruction of Sierra Leone" by Lansana Gberie and "Young Soldiers: Why They Choose to Fight" by Rachel Brett and Irma Specht, which was published in Human Rights & Human Welfare. 04
2007 April Publication Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) published "Fast Track Training: Hurt For Time? Here's How to Get an Awesome Muscle-Building Workout in Only 25 Minutes" in the March issue of Muscle & Body. 04
2007 April Service Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) served as a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) Teaching Awards Task Force as well as the National High School Standards for Psychology Task Force. In January 2008, he will begin a three-year term as editor of "The Generalist's Corner" section of Teaching of Psychology. 04
2007 May Award Baker Aaron Baker (Instructor, English) won the 2007 Bakeless poetry prize in the 12th annual Katharine Bakeless Nason Literary Publication Prizes competition for his "Mission Work." The award was announced at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference May 14. The prizes are awarded each year to aid and encourage writers seeking publication of their first books in a particular genre. 05
2007 May Award Grove Kolvoord Dr. Ralph Grove (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received the Innovation in Higher Education award from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council May 30. Grove established James Madison University as a regional tournament site for the First Lego League, a competition for teams of students, ages 9 to 14, to build and program robots to perform a series of challenges. Kolvoord implemented a dual-enrollment program for high-school students to earn JMU credit in geospatial technologies. 05
2007 May Grant Baedke Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,744 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water interactions using groundwater modeling and aqueous geochemical techniques at localities around Lakes Huron and Michigan that contain strand plains of beach ridges and wetlands. 05
2007 May Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Adjunct Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from Science Application International Corp. to explore new concepts or technologies that offer improvement in one or more metrics of actual prediction of electromagnetic pulse effects on systems over current technology. 05
2007 May Grant Cushman Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $14,640 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to support two undergraduate researchers working at NIST during the summer of 2007. 05
2007 May 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 from Communication Sciences and Disorders on the campus of the school. 05
2007 May Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Better Beginnings" to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy and to help sustain lower rates. 05
2007 May Grant Kander Barnes Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. James L. Barnes (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $70,000 from the City of Harrisonburg for fourth-year funding of the Harrisonburg Downtown Technology Zone to go beyond the typical business environment to create an atmosphere conducive to the growth and development of small business, specifically small businesses in fields related to information technology. 05
2007 May Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received two grants from the National Park Service —$25,000 to serve as archaeological advisers for activities related to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and $15,290 to conduct field work in summer 2007 to include intensive survey and GPS mapping of landscape features and surface artifact scatters within a one-mile radius of the blast furnace site at Miller's Iron Works. 05
2007 May Grant Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $1,500 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to implement research that comprehensively addresses multiple cultural ecologies that influence smoking among African American youth. 05
2007 May Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $16,850 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide interpretive services for low income, limited English proficient women accessing local obstetrical services. 05
2007 May Grant Ryals Dr. Brenda M. Ryals (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $107,856 from the National Institutes of Health for four-year support of "Hair Cell Regeneration: Functional Significance" to clarify the developmental progression of the anatomy and function on the inner ear of two strains of canary with normal hearing and with hearing loss. 05
2007 May Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the effects of airborne nitrogen compounds and chemical contaminants on the BAY ecosystem and to help establish reduction goals for these contaminants. 05
2007 May Grant Utter Dr. Brian C. Utter (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received two grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for two summer undergraduate research fellowships —$7,034 to support a researcher working at NIST facilities in Boulder, Colo., and $4,200 to support a researcher at NIST. 05
2007 May Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $55,584 from the National Science Foundation for "The Study of Intermediate Energy 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 using polarized beams and targets. 05
2007 May Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,676 from the U.S. Geological Survey to perform geological mapping in the Stanley 7.5' quadrangle in Page Valley, Va. 05
2007 May Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology and Recreation Studies) received $42,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2007 Health and Physical Activity Institute, a content and teaching summer session. 05
2007 May Presentation Apple Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) and JMU student K.M Klein presented "Attribution errors in sexual harassment: Examining Kelley's model" at the Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 05
2007 May Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) presented a poster, "Why do we need to know this?: Nonhuman behavior and psychology," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Barron Dr. Kenn E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J.M. Kain, K.A. Makara and M. Gandolfo presented a poster, "Linking college students' adaptive and maladaptive behaviors to achievement goal theory: The qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed-method design," at the Colonial Academic Alliance Conference in Harrisonburg. Barron and JMU students C. Walker, P.K. Kaliski, L. Rezner and K.A. Makara presented a poster, "The qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed-method investigation of college classroom climates," at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco. Barron and students A.R. Brown and P.K. Kaliski, with S.J. Finney, presented a poster, "Moving beyond academic outcomes: Linking theories of student motivation with psychological well-being," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) was a member of a team presenting a paper, "Practice to research: Using a community development team to develop a substance use prevention intervention for youth with mental health problems," at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, D.C. Evans also presented "Interventions for adolescents with ADHD based on a model of core cognitive deficits" at the First International Congress on ADHD in Wuerzburg, Germany, in June. 05
2007 May Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student K. Van Eck presented a poster, "Assessing initial use of substances with a high risk group of young adolescents," at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Evans Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Spirituality and therapy," an invited training seminar for the doctoral interns of the Counseling and Student Development Center of JMU. 05
2007 May Presentation Grayson Barron Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J.K. Polasek and K. Rodgers presented a poster, "Snoezelen: A new approach to clients with dementia," at the annual meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association in Richmond. Dr. Kenn E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J.M. Kain, K.A. Makara and M. Gandolfo presented a poster, "Linking college students' adaptive and maladaptive behaviors to achievement goal theory: The qualitative phase of an exploratory mixed-method design," at the same meeting. 05
2007 May Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and W. Buskist presented "Reflectively Evaluating and Developing Your Teaching Skills" at the 14th annual teaching institute of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology at the 19th annual APS convention in Washington, May 23-24. 05
2007 May Presentation Lovell Grayson Dr. Sharon E. Lovell (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) and student A. Lindberg presented "Knowledge to action: Making learning come alive through fieldwork" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in June. 05
2007 May Presentation 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 joint subcommittee hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives May 10. Pham presented "Responsible U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia: Context, Challenges, and Opportunities of a Strategically Vital Relationship" at the hearing of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. The hearing topic was "Is There a Human Rights Double Standard? U.S. Policy Toward Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia." 05
2007 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students R. Columbe, K. Ewell, C. Gesualdi, J. Kopp and A. Schlottmann presented a poster, "The effects of context on effort discounting in college students," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students E.A. Dalianis and N.A. Capik presented a poster, "The aesthetics of interteaching: Does introduction method affect performance?," at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International in San Diego. Also at the same meeting, Serdikoff and student A.L. Durgin presented a poster, "Examining the effect of various task descriptions on college students' performance on a probability matching task." Other poster presentations by Serdikoff and students were: J.P. Erb, "Examining procedural details of the Chronic Mild Stress procedure in rats," D.J. Hoffman, "Evaluating the effects of alternative antidepressant interventions on anhedonia using the Chronic Mild Stress procedure" and R.A. Sheldon, M.A. Young and A.L. Durgin, "Assessing the Dynamic Developmental Theory of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder using the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat: Resistance to change following variable-interval reinforcement." 05
2007 May Presentation Serpell Dr. Zewelanji Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students C. Debacco, A. Dang and N. Cooper presented a poster, "Cultural behavior expression and learning outcomes in small group contexts," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) was the moderator of "The Legends Roundtable" at the 2007 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association national conference May 10 in Salt Lake City. 05
2007 May Presentation Zinn Saville Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students K.A. Marchuk and A.R. Brown presented a poster, "Does amount of choice affect students' perceptions of instructors?," at the 19th annual Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 05
2007 May Presentation Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Students as Customers: Are We Selling Their Wares?" at the 14th annual teaching institute of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology at the 19th annual APS convention in Washington, May 23-24. 05
2007 May Presentation Zinn Saville Serdikoff Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students E.A. Dalianis, J.A. Schudda and E.M. O'Keeffe presented "Interteaching versus lecture: What is the impact of preparation guide quizzes?" at the 14th annual teaching institute of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology at the 19th annual APS convention in Washington, May 23-24. 05
2007 May Publication Apple Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Psychology) and M.J. Beers published "Intergroup conflict in the world of Harry Potter" in "The Psychology of Harry Potter," BenBella Books. 05
2007 May Publication Echterling Cowan Evans Staton McKee Presbury Stewart Dr. Lennie Echterling (Professor and Director, Counseling Programs, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Eric Cowan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Renee Staton (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. J. Edson McKee (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Jack Presbury (Professor, Graduate Psychology) and Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Graduate Psychology) published "Thriving! A manual for students in the helping professions (second edition), Lahaska Press. 05
2007 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) and JMU student A. Lindberg published "Confronting the isms" in Teaching Tolerance, 15. 05
2007 May Publication Gibson Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) published "Coping with MCS as a chronic disease" in The NEEDS Newsletter, 1-3. 05
2007 May Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published "Methamphetamine and child maltreatment,""Treatment for methamphetamine,""Drug courts,""Virginia's family drug treatment courts,""Methamphetamine use during pregnancy" and "Preventing substance abuse" in Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 79. Grayson also published "Parents with serious mental illness" in the online training module for State of Texas child protective services workers and in a print version, both produced by the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas (University of Texas at Austin). 05
2007 May Publication Nasim Dr. Aashir X. Nasim (Associate Professor, Psychology) and others published "The buffering effects of culture on community disorganization and drug use among rural African American adolescents" and "Culture, peer deviance, and alcohol use among urban African American youth" in Society for Prevention Research. Nasim and others published "Risk and protective factors for substance use among urban African American adolescents considered at risk" in Black Graduate Student Annual Conference in Psychology. 05
2007 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 an article, "Next Front? Evolving United States-African Strategic Relations in the 'War on Terrorism' and Beyond," that was published in Comparative Strategy, vol. 26, no. 1. 05
2007 July Award Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won a third-place award in the 6th Annual Juried Show at the Bank of the Arts in New Bern, N.C. Maune's winning entry, "Barn, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland," is a color photograph taken while he was in Canada at the Pouch Cove Foundation Artist Residency. 07
2007 July Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $24,425 from the U.S. Department of State to articulate the economic management, business, financial and social setting in which the Big Bang model will be used. 07
2007 July Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to study fish and turtle movements in aquatic ecosystems fragmented by forest roads and various land uses. 07
2007 July Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $86,960 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 07
2007 July Grant Della Noce Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $4,028 from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Inc. to direct and execute the institute's knowledge creation and dissemination function. 07
2007 July Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $1,000 from Commonwealth Federal Credit Union to support the Furious Flower Summer Poetry Camp. 07
2007 July Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $86,000 from various school districts for school psychology internships. 07
2007 July Grant Hilton Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from the Rockingham County Public Schools to provide a summer intervention program for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism and Pervasive Development Disorder. 07
2007 July Grant Hubbell Nye Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,400 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide administrative services on behalf of the clinic. 07
2007 July Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,220 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. Hubbell also received $510 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries. 07
2007 July Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board —$121,270 to develop, acquire, produce and deliver programs and services that support pre-school and adult education and $34,286 to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial, educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print-disabled individuals. 07
2007 July Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of model working relationships and tools between environmental groups and wind energy proponents to promote dialogue and common understanding concerning the environmental issues relating to wind energy development in Virginia and the region. 07
2007 July Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $508,290 from the U.S. Department of Defense to strengthen security professionals' skills, including counterfactual reasoning applications and to produce research and practical benefits in the areas of data collection and data fusion. 07
2007 July Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $286,726 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. Nye also received $79,028 from the Virginia Department of Health to continue to integrate the trained Community Health Workers into the Virginia Center for Health Outreach's CHW regional network and to expand the CHW's community outreach and resources; $37,500 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships; $25,345 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to support the system manager as she works in partnership with families, agencies and professionals to maintain centered supports and services for all eligible children and their families; and $13,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to alleviate a crisis in access to primary medical care services for the local uninsured/underinsured and Medicaid populations. 07
2007 July Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $60,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate friction via correlations between force measurements and atomic scale study of relative motion between layers of atoms. 07
2007 July Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $10,000 ($5,000 each from the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County) to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for local small businesses. 07
2007 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Management) received $230,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Manager to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus. 07
2007 July Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $356 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services. 07
2007 July Presentation Noftsinger Newbold Delp Gray Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) represented a JMU research team at the Oxford Round Table, "Global Migration: Benefits and Detriments," held in July at the Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England. Noftsinger presented "Innovative Approach to Migration Modeling: Applying Functional Mapping," the findings of the research by Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance), Benjamin T. Delp (Graduate Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Dr. Lincoln C. Gray (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Noftsinger. Their research paper was one of only 15 projects selected for presentation and publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. 07
2007 July Publication Mathieu Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science; McDonald Bradley Fellow) had a paper, "Examining RFID Applications in Supply Chain Management," published in the Communications of the ACM (Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 92-101) in July. The paper's co-authors are Fred Niederman, Roger Morley and Ik-Whan Kwon from Saint Louis University. 07
2007 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 "Beyond the Illusions," a review of "Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age" by Steven Rosefielde and D. Quinn Mills, which was published in the July-August issue of The National Interest. 07
2007 July Service Evans Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the new president of the International Network on Personal Meaning, an interdisciplinary organization "dedicated to advancing health, spirituality, peace and human fulfillment through research, education and applied psychology with a focus on the universal human quest for meaning and purpose." 07
2007 July Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Computational and Dynamic Complexity in Economics," at the System Dynamics Society conference in Boston July 31. 07
2007 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published "The Rise and Decline of Mancur Olson's View of the Rise and Decline of Nations" in the Southern Economic Journal, July 2007, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 4-17. 07
2007 December Grant Teel Dr. Wayne S. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,062 from the Environmental Protection Agency to create a sustainable water pumping and irrigation system for the Namawanga community in western Kenya. 12
2007 December Presentation Ford Dr. Karen A. Ford (Associate Professor, Social Work) presented "Janie Porter Barrett: Institutional Builder 1909-1920" in the social welfare history track at the 53rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Oct. 28 in San Francisco. 12
2007 December Presentation Myers R. Ann Myers (Head and Professor, Social Work) presented "EPAS: The Past, Present and the Future" with Freddie L. Avant of Stephen F. Austin State University and Darla S. Coffey of West Chester University at the 53rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, held Oct. 28 in San Francisco. 12
2007 December Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) presented "Nigeria's Foreign Policy" Nov. 8 at the plenary session on "African Regional Powers" at an international conference sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation and the Portuguese Institute for International Relations at the New University of Lisbon. 12
2007 December Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "Exporting Inequality: The Global Emergence of the Ex-Gay Movement" at the 50th annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, held in conjunction with the Kinsey Institute, in Indianapolis, Nov. 11. 12
2007 December Presentation Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" at the Econophysics and Beyond Colloquium in Ancona, Italy, Sept. 29. Rosser also chaired a session on Private Sector Initiatives at the conference on Climate and Development in the Changing World Order: Untying the Gordian Knot," held at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations in Paris, Oct. 1. He presented "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics" at the Center for Analytical Theory of Organizations and Markets at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Oct. 2. 12
2007 December 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 John Lukacs' book "George Kennan: A Study of Character," which appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 4. Pham also wrote "India's Expanding Relations with Africa and Their Implications for U.S. Interests," which appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 29, No. 5. 12
2007 November Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,710 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. for program support to improve the health of communities through education, collaboration and coordination. 11
2007 November Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from Science Applications International Corp. to assess the availability and utility of methodologies to estimate risk for very low frequency but high consequence events and assess their applicability and utility for High Altitude Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse events and to investigate available infrastructure modeling tools for determining the effect of EMP on coupled infrastructures. 11
2007 November Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,250 from the Virginia Academy of Science to investigate the presence of a largemouth bass virus in healthy and diseased smallmouth bass from the Shenandoah River. 11
2007 November Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $277,212 from the Virginia Department of Health for clinic support to provide services to children with special healthcare needs. 11
2007 November Grant Dudding Reed Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $400,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 11
2007 November Grant Ehrenpreis Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $3,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to install the "Square Word Calligraphy Project," an interactive exhibition by Chinese artist Xu Bing, in downtown Harrisonburg. 11
2007 November Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $200,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Early Engagement 21st Century Community Learning Center at Keister, Waterman and Stone Spring elementary schools. Foucar-Szocki also received $200,000 for the Middle Ground Learning Center: 21st Century Community Learning Center at Thomas Harrison Middle School. The centers serve English-as-a-Second-Language students and low-literacy native speakers after school, evenings and during summer recess. 11
2007 November Grant Gardner Kristin M. Gardner (Associate Director, Health Promotion) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to initiate positive tobacco use control policy change throughout Virginia. 11
2007 November Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $15,000 from the National Park Service to identify, delineate and document the archaeological landscape features of Ellwood Plantation at the Wilderness Battlefield. 11
2007 November Grant Hachenski Dawn M. Hachenski (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $862 from the Department of Historic Resources to create digital files for the design and printing of "Notes on Virginia." 11
2007 November Grant Henriques Dr. Gregg Henriques (Director, Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program, Clinical and School Psychology; Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from the Great Ape Trust to convene scholars from across the academic spectrum to discuss the latest research in primatology and perspectives on human distinctiveness at the Visions of Integration II Conference. 11
2007 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $238,100 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. Hubbell received $79,907 from the Virginia Department of Health for the third year of a suicide prevention/early intervention program. She also received $38,047 from the Community Resource Center to develop and maintain agency programs, $28,807 from the Central Shenandoah Health District for "FutureBuild Teen Pregnancy Prevention" to decrease non-marital birth rates in communities without increasing the rate of abortions and $2,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to support the Youth Data Survey in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community. 11
2007 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $178,780 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 11
2007 November Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, College of Graduate and Outreach Programs; Professor, Special Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants in the amounts of $1,752,288 and $11,664 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the Region 5 T/TAC. 11
2007 November Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to conduct an assessment of the needs of working caregivers and to tailor services for this group. 11
2007 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $10,000 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 Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. 11
2007 November Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $150,000 from the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium to support renewable energy production from offshore winds. 11
2007 November Grant Nye Dr. Susan B. Nye (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $61,556 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities for Rockbridge County school teachers. 11
2007 November Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $834 from the Shenandoah Valley Resource Conservation and Development Center to audit and analyze the energy savings of a new, dimmable compact fluorescent lighting system in a poultry house. 11
2007 November Grant Schwartz Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $2,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the 2008 JMU Summer Art Education 30th Anniversary Program to teach students to see, create and understand art and to make informed judgments about works of art. 11
2007 November Grant Seal Dr. Brenda C. Seal (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $25,249 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide educational interpreters with new educational DVDs and a three-credit course on educational interpreting. 11
2007 November Grant St. John Dr. Kristen E. St. John (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $173,671 from the National Science Foundation to develop a suite of teaching materials to cover the key concepts surrounding the use of ocean sediment cores for interpretation of past climate changes and new core data and interpretations from Arctic and Antarctic drilling expeditions that provide evidence of rapid and cyclic Cenozoic climate change. 11
2007 November Grant Talley Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $675 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to conduct a hypnotherapy smoking seminar. 11
2007 November Grant Walton Tongen Dr. D. Brian Walton (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $7,613 from the National Science Foundation via the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics at Brigham Young University to involve undergraduate students in a jointly mentored research group. 11
2007 November Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) has received a recognition of appreciation as a publication director of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, June 23. 11
2007 November Honor McMillin Dr. Challace J. McMillin (Professor Emeritus, Kinesiology) was one of five outstanding alumni inducted into the Rhodes Athletic Hall of Fame during homecoming weekend, Oct. 19-20, at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. McMillin was JMU's first head football coach. 11
2007 November Honor Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) has been selected vice president of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, a newly formed professional academic association. ASMEA is "a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes the highest standards of academic research and teaching in the fields of Middle Eastern and African studies and related disciplines through programs, publications and services that support its members and the international community of scholars and interested members of the public." 11
2007 November Honor Ryals Dr. Brenda Morgan Ryals (Professor, Communication Science and Disorders; Director, Auditory Research Lab) was selected as one of the 100 Incredible ECU Women by East Carolina University, her alma mater. Ryals was recognized Oct. 17 at an event at ECU sponsored by the Women's Roundtable, the group that spotlighted the alumnae recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders who have brought honor to the university as well as themselves. 11
2007 November Honor Stone Dr. John D. Stone (Associate Professor, Communication Studies) was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences at the organization's annual convention held Oct. 19-20 in Virginia Beach. Stone, a longtime member of VACAS, has served the association of academicians from high schools, community colleges, four-year institutions and graduate schools in the several areas of communication arts and sciences as president, vice president and convention director. He continues to serve on the board of directors and as the chairperson of an academic interest group. Stone was recently elected editor-in-chief of the organization's annual journal, The Virginia Journal of Communication. 11
2007 November Presentation Ehrenpreis Dr. David H. Ehrenpreis (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) led a tour of Woodbine Cemetery Oct. 20 as part of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's Fall Walking Tour Series. Ehrenpreis' presentation focused on tombstones and memorials as sculptures. 11
2007 November Presentation Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "Spectrum Management for 1.7GHz FACS Using Cognitive Radio Technology" and "Global Telecommunications Education Trends: ITU-T, TeleManagemenT Forum and ITERA" at the 2007 U.S.-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Communication and Networking Technology Symposium, held Aug. 9-12 in Reston. Choi presented "An Analysis of Identity Theft Safeguards in the U.S. e-Government Systems" at the 35th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy held Sept. 28-30 in Arlington. 11
2007 November Presentation Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology), one of 30 women selected to participate in a three-day symposium for women ecologists funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, presented a poster on her forest restoration research in Virginia and Panama. The Oct. 14-17 symposium in Seattle addressed issues related to the transition of women from early career stages to tenure-track positions and leadership roles in academic and research settings. 11
2007 November Presentation Kimsey Dr. William D. Kimsey (Professor, Communication Studies) served as the seminar leader for a course in business mediation and group problem-solving and another course in survey research methodology at Royal Education of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Oct. 15-19. His students were business managers and business students working in state-owned corporations in southern Vietnam. 11
2007 November Presentation Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) presented the keynote address, "Bringing Biology Back to Life at JMU," at the Association of College and University Biology Educators meeting in Dubuque, Iowa, Oct. 5. 11
2007 November Presentation Solometo Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "The Conduct and Consequences of War in the Ancient American Southwest" at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. 11
2007 November Presentation Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) presented "Do turkeys really get whooping cough?" at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Oct. 19. 11
2007 November Publication Cavalcanti Dr. Keo Cavalcanti (Head, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor, Sociology) wrote "Gloryland: Christian Suburbia, Christian Nation," a book published by Praegers Publishers in October. Cavalcanti also published a book chapter, "Tropical Christianity in Brazil," in editor Amanda Porterfield's "Modern Christianity to 1900," the sixth volume of a collection titled "A People's History of Christianity" printed by Augsburg/Fortress Press. 11
2007 November Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) published "The Pricing of Wireless Phone Service in the United States: Issues and Development Trends" in the International Journal of Mobile Communications, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 169-185, 2007, with co-authors Travis C. Bache and Liza L. Hill. 11
2007 November Publication Harris Minbiole Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) has published numerous articles recently: "Infectious diseases in wildlife: the community ecology context" in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, with L.K. Belden, "The identification of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol as an antifungal metabolite produced by cutaneous bacteria of the salamander Plethodon cinereus" in Journal of Chemical Ecology, with R.M. Brucker, C.M. Baylor, R.L. Walters, A. Lauer and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry), "Body condition and order of arrival affect cooperative nesting behaviour in four-toed salamanders Hemidactylium scutatum" in Animal Behaviour, "Common cutaneous bacteria from the eastern red-backed salamander can inhibit pathogenic fungi" in Copeia 2007: 630-640, with A. Lauer, M.A. Simon, J.L. Banning, E. Andre and K. Duncan, "Nest site selection and embryonic survival in four-toed salamanders, Hemidactylium scutatum" in Herpetologica with G.W. Wahl III and T. Nelms, "Symbiotic bacteria contribute to innate immune defenses of the threatened mountain yellow-legged frog, Rana muscosa" in Biological Conservation, 138: 390-398, with D.C. Woodhams, V.T. Vredenburg, M.J. Stice, M.A. Simon, D. Billheimer, B. Shakhtour, Y. Shyr, C.J. Briggs and L.A. Rollins-Smith and "Response: Innate immune defenses of amphibian skin: antimicrobial peptides and more" in Animal Conservation 10: 425-428, with D.C. Woodhams, L.A. Rollins-Smith and R.A. Alford. 11
2007 November Publication Kaussler Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Khamenei's changing of the guard" in Terrorism Focus, Vol. 4, No. 31, October. 11
2007 November Publication Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Regulatory Choices: Analyzing State Policy Design" in Law and Policy, 29(4): 409-434, October 2007. Koski also published "Examining State Environmental Policy Design" in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50(4): 483-502, July 2007. 11
2007 November Publication Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) published an article, "Everyday Moments: Finding 'Quality Time' in American Working Families," with Tamar Kremer-Sadlik of the University of California at Los Angeles, which was published in Time & Society, 16(2/3), pp. 287-308, 2007. Paugh also published a book review of "Narrative Interaction," edited by Uta Quasthoff and Tabea Becker (John Benjamins, 2005), in Language in Society, 36 (5), pp. 789-793, 2007. 11
2007 November Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) published "Bono and the Bottom Billion," a review essay of Paul Collier's recent book, "The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It," in National Interest online, the Web edition of the foreign policy journal The National Interest, Oct. 29. 11
2007 November Publication Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) published an opinion-editorial piece, "American Responsibility in Iraq," in the Roanoke Times, Oct. 5. 11
2007 November Publication Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published "The Rise and Fall of Catastrophe Theory Applications in Economics: Was the Baby Thrown Out with the Bathwater?" in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, October 2007, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 3255-3280. 11
2007 November Publication Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) published "Scale Development of a Service Quality Model in Event Sport Tourism" in the International Journal of Sport Management & Marketing. 11
2007 November Award Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) received the 2007 Outstanding Science Educator for Virginia award from the Virginia Association of Science Teachers. He was recognized for helping Virginia science teachers use technology in their classrooms to help their students learn about science and technology. Kolvoord accepted the award Nov. 9 at the annual meeting of the association in Williamsburg. 11
2007 November Grant Babcock Dr. Sharon K. Babcock (Coordinator, Pre-Professional Health Programs; Associate Professor, Biology) received $115,468 from Alpha Epsilon Delta to maintain the pre-medical honor society national headquarters office. 11
2007 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $213,884 from the United States Institute of Peace to provide data collection and analysis and technical expertise in support of the study on training and education for complex operations. Barlow also received $204,172 from the United Nations Office for Project Services to provide a program of training that will improve the management capabilities available to mine action programs globally. 11
2007 November Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $26,108 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 11
2007 November Grant Frysinger Dr. Steven P. Frysinger (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $20,000 from the National Park Service to scan the extensive facility drawings library of the Shenandoah National Park into electronic form. 11
2007 November Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,000 from various early education centers for weekly Gus Bus visits to promote early literacy. Hubbell also received $33,000 from individual donors to support the Gus Bus literacy program. She received $6,874 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. 11
2007 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $102,041 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. Nye also received $12,500 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation to train people in providing interpretation in health and medical care encounters. 11
2007 November Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, International Program; Associate Provost, Academic Affairs) received $900 from the U.S. Department of State to provide hands-on professional development in the United States for advising practitioners and to build on training they have received in their country or region. 11
2007 October Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $6,305 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to map the geology of the northwest quarter of the Stanley 7.5-minute quadrangle, along with providing support for JMU students engaged in research on the quadrangle. 10
2007 September Award Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) had two photographs juried into the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Bank of the Arts in New Bern, N.C., His photograph, "Barn, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland," was accepted and received third place overall in the competition. Another photograph, "Fishing Dory," was also accepted. Maune has been awarded a professional artist residency at the Montana Artists Refuge in Basin for July 2008. Located in the mountains of southwest Montana, MAR provides visual artists, writers and musicians residence and studio facilities allowing them to focus solely on their creative work. 09
2007 September Award Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won an Award of Excellence in the Broadcast Education Association juried Faculty Screenwriting Competition for the short film script, "Shooting the Pooch," in April. 09
2007 September Exhibition Bersson Dr. Robert D. Bersson (Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History) exhibited "Art and Society: Expressions on War, Prisoners, Materialism and Politics" in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Sept. 3-Oct. 5. 09
2007 September Exhibition Diop Corinne Martin Diop (Professor, Art and Art History) exhibited a series of color photographs that explored the role-playing and "personalities" of small, figurative toys in the Hartzler Library art gallery at Eastern Mennonite University Sept. 9-Oct. 7. 09
2007 September Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for Healthy Families Page County 2008 to provide in-home parenting education and support services to parents who need individualized and comprehensive support. 09
2007 September Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $25,000 from the U.S. Department of State to organize, develop and deliver a mine action management course to international attendees. 09
2007 September Grant Benton Morgan C. Benton (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,346 from the Department of Historic Resources to provide a historical highway marker Web site and database. 09
2007 September Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $80,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to provide support to integrate local water quality issues into the larger effort to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality. 09
2007 September Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $4,047 from the Virginia Department of Education to facilitate general membership meetings and a General Membership and Early Childhood Special Education Providers Conference. 09
2007 September Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences for the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium to provide high-school researchers with opportunities to present their research. 09
2007 September Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the high-school level to improve academic achievement. 09
2007 September Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $5,380 from Belle Grove Inc. to do archaeological testing and evaluation of the Harmony Hall Complex. Geier also received $4,949 from Belle Grove Inc. to catalog and interpret historic artifacts recovered in a program of testing conducted in the yard area between Old Hall and the ice house at Belle Grove Plantation. 09
2007 September Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to address the critical, unanswered 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. 09
2007 September Grant Harris Dr. Teresa T. Harris (Professor, Early Childhood Education) received $193,974 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide after-school and summer programming to help English-as-a-Second-Language and low-literacy native speakers at the elementary-school level to improve academic achievement. 09
2007 September Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $56,321 from the National Security Agency to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to better protect information technology infrastructure. 09
2007 September Grant Hughes Dr. Katherine Hughes (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design), as part of a three-member team, partnering with Career and Academic Planning and Freshman Advising, received a Student Affairs and University Planning Innovation Grant to create a freshman advising video. 09
2007 September Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $50,455 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Mathematics and Science Partnership: Preparing Highly Qualified Middle-School Mathematics Teachers." 09
2007 September Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs for Research and Public Service) and Donald R. Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $5,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for regional members, to prospects, existing businesses and Virginia Economic Development Partnership. 09
2007 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $18,172 from Virginia Commonwealth University to provide the Facts and the Fundamentals programs for healthcare learners in the Northwestern Region. 09
2007 September Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $10,000 from the Dominion Foundation to operate regional and state tournaments for the Virginia FIRST LEGO League. 09
2007 September Grant Temple Beach Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Nathan M. Beach (Postdoctoral Associate; Biology) received $183,458 from the National Institutes of Health to define and explore the constellation of virulence factors of Bordetella pertussis and to develop tissue and/or organ culture models for studying toxicity of B. avium. 09
2007 September Presentation Arthur Dr. Kathleen Giles Arthur (Professor, Art and Art History) led a tour of downtown churches, focusing on church architecture and congregational histories, Sept. 22 as part of the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance's Fall Walking Tour Series. 09
2007 September Presentation Bahn Dr. Kenneth D. Bahn (Professor, Marketing; Director, MBA Program) presented "Global Branding: Myth or Reality?" Sept. 21 at the international meeting of top executives of Amway Corporation in Tokyo. 09
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2007 September Honor Eliason Robert G. Eliason (Lecturer, Management) was one of 21 instructors featured in BusinessWeek magazine's second annual look at favorite professors. Eliason was profiled in the magazine's roundup of instructors who were most often cited as favorite faculty at undergraduate business schools ranked by BusinessWeek. The College of Business was in the top 5 percent in BusinessWeek's rankings of undergraduate business schools in 2006 and 2007. 09
2007 September Presentation 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 congressional oversight hearing convened by the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the U.S. House of Representatives Oct. 2. The panel examined "Ethiopia and the State of Democracy: Effects on Human Rights and Humanitarian Condition in the Ogaden and Somalia." 09
2007 September Presentation Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "Teaching in the Entertainment Age: Challenges and Strategies," a panel at the Broadcast Education Association meeting in April. Reynolds also served as chair of the panel. 09
2007 September Presentation Temple Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Biology) presented "Do Turkeys Really Get Whooping Cough?" Sept. 14 as part of the Suter Science Seminar Series at Eastern Mennonite University. 09
2007 September Presentation Webb Dr. Nadia Webb (Clinical Neuropsychologist, Graduate Psychology) spoke about gifted children and adults who are misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders Sept. 6 as part of the Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series held at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library. 09
2007 September Presentation Woody John M. Woody (Professor,Media Arts and Design) taught two workshops on Final Cut and Motion and produced Apple Learning Interchange projects at the 2007 Apple Institute at the University of California at Monterey in July. Woody, one of more than 150 Apple Distinguished Educators who met for four days of workshops and presentations, was part of a team that produced three videos in 17 hours about Vincent Laforet, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the New York Times, National Geographic and Life magazine. 09
2007 September Publication Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) published an article, "Diversity in Mainstream Newspapers from the Standpoint of Journalists of Color," in the Howard Journal of Communication, Vol. 18, Issue 2, 2007. Flamiano contributed a chapter about Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement to a forthcoming book, "Women's Use of Public Relations for Progressive-Era Reform: Rousing the Conscience of a Nation," edited by Dulcie Straughan. 09
2007 September Publication Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) completed "Teeny-Tiny Films," a 23-minute compilation DVD of "greatest hits" during 15 years of shooting comedic video microdocumentaries. They include "The Incredible Wallet of Tim O'Leary," "Zoo for the Legally Blind" and "Crickee the Cricket." 09
2007 September Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) and Michael I. Krauss of the George Mason University School of Law wrote "Feeding the Hand that Bites You," which was published in the online journal American Thinker Sept. 25, 2007. In the article, they defend the legality of the decision by the Israeli cabinet to declare Gaza "hostile territory." Pham also wrote "Securing Africa," an article that was published in a special issue of The Journal of International Security Affairs, Fall 2007, pp. 15-24. The issue is dedicated to the problems and prospects that confront U.S. policymakers in Africa. 09
2007 September Publication Robinson Spivey Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) and Dr. Sue E. Spivey (Associate Professor, Justice Studies) wrote an article, "The Politics of Masculinity and the Ex-Gay Movement," which was published in Gender & Society, the journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, October 2007. 09
2007 September Service Reynolds Maune Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) recently designed a Web site for the U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team, located at http://www.usyouthflyfishingteam.com. 09
2007 September Service Turner Flamiano Dr. Charles C. Turner (Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) led a group of 23 students on the JMU Summer in Ireland, a writing-intensive six-week course based at Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork. 09
2007 September Presentation O Connor Thomas P. O'Connor (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) gave presentations in summer 2007 at the British Embassy in Vienna, Austria, as part of an intercultural Graham Greene Symposium. The two-week symposium was sponsored by the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, the British Embassy in Austria, Zsolnay (Greene's German publishing house) and the Institute of English Language and Literature at the University of Vienna. O'Connor also completed several interviews for his documentary on Greene, including interviews with literary critic David Lodge in London, psychiatrist Kay Jamison at Johns Hopkins University, foreign correspondent Bernard Diederich in Miami and author John Perkins in West Palm Beach. 09
2007 August Appointments Loveland Jeffrey D. Loveland (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) has been reappointed to the Advisory Board on Occupational Therapy by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. 08
2007 August Appointments Wilson Dr. James Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been appointed to the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. 08
2007 August Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology) received $192,421 from the National Institutes of Health to develop and conduct a preliminary evaluation of a set of psychosocial interventions for high-school-aged adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. 08
2007 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head and Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $100,000 from the Merck Foundation to facilitate the Career Development Academy for Harrisonburg/Rockingham County and surrounding areas. 08
2007 August Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $17,000 from Orange County Public Schools for a school psychology internship. 08
2007 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fourth year of the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative to reduce the number of 12- to 18-year-olds participating in premarital intercourse, related sexual activities and other risky behaviors that lead to severe consequences. 08
2007 August Grant Johnson Elizabeth A. Johnson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $969 from the University of California to fund an undergraduate researcher to prepare samples for infrared spectroscopic analysis. 08
2007 August Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Head and Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $43,238 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Automated Sequencing of the Fossil Record: Improved Methods and Insights from Mohawkian (Ordovician) Geochronology, Teprhochronology and Biostratigraphy." 08
2007 August Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $71,149 from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide technical and policy support to state-based wind working groups under the Wind Powering America Programs. 08
2007 August Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $826 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 08
2007 August Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $116,000 from the National Science Foundation to improve the existing High Momentum Spectrometer and provide a new Super High Momentum Spectrometer that will be capable of analyzing the higher energy particles produced by the 12-GeV upgraded CEBAF beam. 08
2007 August Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Robin Sullenberger (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $200,860 from Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for the partnership's regional members, to prospects and existing businesses. 08
2007 August Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $280,385 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements/food, substance abuse and mental health services. 08
2007 August Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $45,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative support for the Medical Interpreter Training Grants Program and $20,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to furnish those services which they are able to provide as interpreters for non-English-speaking clients. 08
2007 August Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (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. 08
2007 August Grant Serpell Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $18,231 from Virginia Commonwealth University to assess the impact of receiving attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder treatment during the middle-school years on risk factors for smoking and on tobacco use among adolescents with ADHD. 08
2007 August Grant Smith-Bermiss Dr. Michelle A. Smith-Bermiss (Assistant Professor, English) received $30,000 from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to understand the social and cultural processes by which collective identities, especially post- and trans-national configurations have been theorized and represented in both the "postcolonial" moment and in the nascent 21st century paradigm. 08
2007 August Grant Walton Hamdan Harris Jahan Seifert Tongen Wunderlich Dr. D. Brian Walton (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Hassan Hamdan (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology), Dr. Nusrat Jahan (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) received $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to support long-term research experiences for undergraduate students. 08
2007 August Award Roberds Dr. Richard M. Roberds (Professor Emeritus, Integrated Science and Technology) was awarded the Silver Star Medal by the Department of the Air Force for a mission flown on Dec. 15, 1970, over Cambodia as a U.S. Air Force forward air controller. The medal is the nation's third highest award for valor. 08
2007 August Award Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was selected by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality as a "Blossoming Professional" in the field of sexuality research. 08
2007 August Award Thompson Bill Thompson (Art Director, Madison Magazine, Communication and Marketing) created the poster for the 2007 First Night Harrisonburg that earned the Prism Award for creative design from First Night International. The award recognizes "uniqueness in graphic design and quality of production in capturing the First Night spirit." First Night is an annual New Year's Eve celebration. 08
2007 August Presentation Mehling Wendelken Toni B. Mehling (Director of Communications, College of Business; Adjunct Instructor, Media Arts and Design) and Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "Convergence: Skills Professionals Expect from College Media Graduates," at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10. The paper was selected by College Media Advisers, a national organization whose members advise college student media. 08
2007 August Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Negotiating Morality in Interactions about Health," with Carolina Izquierdo of the University of California at Los Angeles, as part of the panel "Doing the Right Thing: The Discursive Portrayal of Good Parents and Moral Families" at the 10th International Pragmatics Association Conference in Gsteborg, Sweden, in July. 08
2007 August Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) testified Aug. 2 before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Pham was one of six people and the only American non-governmental official invited to provide expert testimony on "Africa Command: Opportunity for Enhanced Engagement or the Militarization of U.S.-Africa Relations?" 08
2007 August Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "The Use and Modification of Traditional Forms of Protest in Modern Iran," at the American Sociological Association Collective Behavior and Social Movements Meeting at Hofstra University in August. 08
2007 August Presentation Poulson Carter Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology), Dr. Tim Carter (Professor, Sociology) and Daniel Max Crowley presented a paper, "Directions in Accounting Theory," at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York in August. 08
2007 August Presentation Wiley Dr. Andrea Wiley (Professor, Anthropology) presented "Cow's milk consumption and growth of young children in the United States: Data from NHANES 1999-2002" at the Human Biology Association Meetings in Philadelphia in April. Wiley presented "From mother's milk to cow's milk: young children's consumption of cow's milk, growth and identity in the United States" at the Association for the Study of Food and Society Annual Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, in May. She also presented "Doing what comes naturally? Studying diet and reproductive ecology in human biology," an Invited Session: From the margins toward the center: Women and Gender in Human Biology at the American Anthropological Association meetings, San Jose, Calif., in November 2006. 08
2007 August Publication Godbey Dr. Jonathan M. Godbey (Assistant Professor, Finance), along with Professor Jimmy E. Hilliard of Louisiana State University, had their article, "Adjusting Stacked Hedge Ratios for Stochastic Convenience Yields: A Minimum Variance Approach," published recently in Quantitative Finance. In this study, they find that stacked hedging —that is, hedging with futures contracts with similar expiration dates —with an adjustment for the convenience yield —the benefit that traders have in holding the commodity vis-a-vis holding contracts to buy the commodity —reduces volatility. 08
2007 August Publication Hilton Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) published an article, "Brief report: comparative ABA and DIR trials in twin brothers with autism," in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007, 37(6):1197-201. 08
2007 August Publication Lewis Buckley Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) edited Visual Anthropology Review 23(1), a special issue on "Visual Anthropology in Europe." 08
2007 August Publication Linder Dr. Fletcher Linder (Associate Professor, Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published an article, "Life as Art, and Seeing the Promise of Big Bodies" in American Ethnologist, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 451-472. Linder published another article, with Vangie Foshee, Karl Bauman, Jennifer Rice and Rose Wilcher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Identifying typologies of adolescent dating violence perpetration," in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 498-519. 08
2007 August Publication Liu Dr. Qingfeng Liu (Assistant Professor, Finance), along with Kam C. Chan and Hung-Gay Fung, edited a book of readings, "China's Capital Market: Challenges from WTO Membership," which was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in May 2007. The book includes research on developments in China's financial markets and institutions. Liu authored a number of the readings in the book, including a chapter co-authored with Hung-Gay Fung on current issues related to China's banking system. 08
2007 August Publication Liu Dr. Qingfeng Liu (Assistant Professor, Finance), along with Hung-Gay Fun and J. Yao, has published an article, "Financing Alternatives for the Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises: The Case for an SME Stock Market," in the journal China and World Economy. 08
2007 August Publication Mitri Pringle Dr. Michel Mitri (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow) and Dr. Charles D. Pringle (Professor, Management; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow) had an article, "Assessment Practices in AACSB-Accredited Business Schools," appear in the Journal of Education for Business, March/April 2007). The article was based on a national survey conducted by accredited business schools inside and outside the United States. The goal was to learn how schools are responding to the recent changes in Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International-mandated assessment standards. 08
2007 August Publication Thota Wright Dr. Sweta Chaturvedi Thota (Assistant Professor, Marketing) and Dr. Newell D. Wright (Professor, Marketing) wrote "Do Consumers Hold Grudges and Practice Avoidance Forever? A Markov Chain Model of the Decay of Grudgeholding and Avoidance Attitudes," which appeared in the Journal of Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior, Vol. 19, pp. 89-102. 08
2007 August Publication Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) wrote an article, "Tectonic model for the Proterozoic growth of North America," which was published in the August-September issue of GEOSPHERE, an electronic journal of the Geological Society of America. 08
2007 August Publication Wiley Dr. Andrea Wiley (Professor, Anthropology) recently published two articles: "Transforming milk in a global economy" in the American Anthropologist, 109(4) and "The globalization of cow's milk: biocultural perspectives" in Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 46(3):281-312. Two additional articles appeared in edited volumes. "Cow's milk consumption and health: An evolutionary perspective" was included in Evolutionary Medicine and Health, Wenda Trevathan, James McKenna and E.O. Smith, editors, Oxford University Press, pp. 116-133 and "The Dairy Industry. In The Business of Food" appeared in the Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries, Gary Allen and Ken Albala, editors, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group. 08
2007 August Publication Zarrugh Dr. Laura Zarrugh (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Women's Studies) published an article, "From Workers to Owners: Latino Entrepreneurs in Harrisonburg, Virginia," in Human Organization, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 240-248. 08
2007 June Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $5,000 from Engedi Technologies Inc. to provide laboratory testing of the Secure Remote Management Drive. 06
2007 June Grant Akerson Nye Emily K. Akerson (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Department of Social Services for Healthy Families Page County 2008 to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting positive parenting, maternal and child health and optimal early development. 06
2007 June Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $11,657 from the U.S. Department of State to establish a comprehensive list of global training and education opportunities for entities interested in small arms/light weapons, mine and explosive remnants of war threat reduction and to assist awareness of educational development initiatives. 06
2007 June Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $120,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Partnership for Preparation of Experienced Secondary Special Education Teachers Who Are 'Highly Qualified' in the Content Area." 06
2007 June Grant Brown Dr. Justin W. Brown (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,640 from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine to determine the appropriate housing temperatures for different strains of laboratory mice and rats to lead to improvements in laboratory animal care and quality of data obtained from study of these subjects. 06
2007 June Grant Buchholz Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $97,098 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research in the area of timestamp analysis for computer forensics investigations. 06
2007 June Grant Cocking Dr. W. Dean Cocking (Associate Professor, Biology) received $5,800 from DuPont to investigate mercury content of earthworms living at sites that have previously been used for soil sampling on the South River Floodplain. 06
2007 June Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $6,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for the clinic to provide services to children with special healthcare needs. 06
2007 June Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $43,500 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in 2008. 06
2007 June Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the seedling performance of three dominant canopy tree species in manipulated forest gaps in the Shenandoah Valley. 06
2007 June Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to administer the financial aid fund for the New Security Paradigms Workshop. 06
2007 June Grant Hubbell Hartzler-Weakley Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $70,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Partners in Prevention" to decrease non-marital birth rates by targeting 20- to 29-year-olds with community-based, multilevel, comprehensive programmatic interventions. 06
2007 June Grant Hurney Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to clone and analyze some aspects of embryonic expression of a key myogenic gene, Myf5, in the four-toed salamander. 06
2007 June Grant Kander Nash Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole L. Nash (Instructor, Geographic Science Program) received $20,000 from the National Park Service to do a site condition assessment of archaeological sites in Shenandoah National Park and to input data into the Archaeological Sites Management Information System database. Kander and Nash also received $5,187 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to perform a test excavation to evaluate the cultural statigraphy and level of disturbance of a rockshelter site. 06
2007 June Grant Kidd Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $12,413 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Mathematics and Science Partnership: Preparing Highly Qualified Middle-School Mathematics Teachers." 06
2007 June Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WRMA-FM) received $32,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 06
2007 June Grant Lantz Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Regulation of Contact Hypersensitivity and Basophil Development in Mice by interleukin-3 Derived from DC4 T Cells." 06
2007 June Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $100,000 from the Virginia Department for the Aging to enhance the Caregivers Community Network collaboration with partner agencies to more effectively coordinate services. 06
2007 June Grant Mattson Dr. Mark E. Mattson (Assistant Professor, Physics; Assistant Director, Science and Mathematics Learning Center) received $255,365 from Toyota USA Foundation to restore at JMU a summer institute for regional physics and physical science teachers in public secondary schools. 06
2007 June Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $80,000 from the National Institutes of Health for "Stimulation of Tear Secretion by a Novel Glycoprotein" to perform selected portions of the subject research; specifically, development and analysis of variations of lacritin constructs suitable for commercial therapeutic use. 06
2007 June Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Economic Development Director, Research and Public Service) received $44,159 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. 06
2007 June Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $11,925 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse for "Infant and Toddler Connection of the Shenandoah Valley" to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. 06
2007 June Grant Nye Akerson Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Emily K. Akerson (Program Manager, Healthy Families Page County) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services for "Page County Social Services/Healthy Families" to provide services to promote positive parenting, health and child development. 06
2007 June Grant Owusu-Ansah Adams Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History) and Dr. Melinda J. Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $60,908 from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen Africana Studies course offerings and African language instruction, enhance faculty expertise in Africana Studies and promote faculty development, and increase awareness and knowledge of Africana Studies at JMU and in the broader community. 06
2007 June Grant Rife Talley Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $45,000 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to lead to better understanding of why obese individuals are more susceptible than the normal population to the development of diabetes type-2. 06
2007 June Grant Saunders Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Associate Professor, Kinesiology) received $15,000 from Cadbury Schweppes to determine if endurance performance is enhanced when subjects consume a commercially available carbohydrate-plus-protein beverage versus a commercial carbohydrate-only beverage. 06
2007 June Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Neutrino Constraints on the Origin of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays" to determine the signatures of the competing proposed models to improve cosmic ray data. 06
2007 June Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to address the focus of the roles of ssr-2 and accessory secretory genes in the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype III GBS. 06
2007 June Grant Swayne Hughes Perritt Dominic D. Swayne (Instructor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Michelle A. Hughes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) and Dr. Denise A. Perritt (Assistant Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $307,629 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for "PRISM: Partnerships for Realizing Improvements in Science and Math" to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills. 06
2007 June Grant Utter Dr. Brian C. Utter (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $44,718 from Research Corp. for "Jamming Transition Behavior of Granular Materials with Imposed Force Fluctuations" to measure effects of vibration on the force network and flow rates and characterize the failure mechanism in shear and gravity-driven flows. 06
2007 June Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics) received $74,619 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for a fiscal year 2008 economic education consultant program to provide school systems of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with economic teacher consultation, training and assistance with materials. Wood also received $8,500 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the VCEE within the Shenandoah Valley. 06
2007 June Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Computational and Dynamic Complexity in Economics" at the International Conference on Complexity in Pollenzo, Italy, and "The Rise and Decline of Mancur Olson's View of the Rise and Decline of Nations" at the History of Economics conference at George Mason University, both in June. 06
2007 June Publication Borg Dr. Kevin L. Borg (Associate Professor, History) had his book, "Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth-Century America," published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in June as part of the Studies in Industry and Society series. 06
2007 June Publication Downs Stuart Downs (Director, Sawhill Gallery) edited "American Spring Song: The Selected Poems of Sherwood Anderson," which was published by the Kent State University Press. 06
2007 June Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote two reviews of recently published books. He wrote "U.S. Strategic Opportunities in the Sino-Vietnamese Dynamic," an essay on Brantly Womack's "China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry," which was published in Comparative Strategy (vol. 26, no. 2), a journal published by the Routledge Taylor & Francis Group for the National Institute for Public Policy and the Center for Strategic Studies of the University of Reading, United Kingdom. His review of "Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy," a book by Stanley Hoffman, was published in American Foreign Policy Interests (vol. 29, no. 3), a journal published by the Routledge Taylor & Francis Group for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. 06
2007 June Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Mohammed H.I. Dore published "Do Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics Amount to a Kuhnian Paradigm Shift?" in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology & Life Sciences, 11(1), pp. 119-147. 06
2008 January Award Jenkins Brad Jenkins (General Manager, The Breeze) received the Outstanding Public Service in the Media Award from the Public Relations Council of the Shenandoah Valley in November 2007 for his work at the Daily News-Record,The Breeze and Shenandoah Living. 01
2008 January Award Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) was awarded a 2008 Rockefeller Foundation Scholarly Residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center near Milan, Italy. Lewis will finish her second book, the ethnography "History, Race and Place in the Making of Black Mexico," during her one-month residency, which begins in March. Lewis is currently on academic leave, having received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2007-08 to support her book project. 01
2008 January Honor Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) has been elected to the board of the American Journalism Historians Association. 01
2008 January Grant Aboutabl Dr. Mohamed S. Aboutabl (Assistant Professor, Computer Science; Researcher, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $2,500 from Engedi Technologies Inc. for laboratory testing of the Secure Remote Management Drive. 01
2008 January Grant Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) received $20,000 from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute to investigate the effects of Mobile Web 2.0 on the American telecommunication market in the context of social network services. 01
2008 January Grant Coverstone Layman C. Scott Coverstone (Major, Police and Safety) and Patricia A. Layman (Administrative Assistant, Public Safety) received $8,552 from Rockingham County to improve the quality of criminal justice records in the regional central repository. 01
2008 January Grant Harmes Dr. J. Christine Harmes (Assistant Assessment Specialist and Assistant Coordinator of the Institute for Computer-Based Assessment, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $53,000 from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to investigate the levels of cognitive processing required for various types of innovative items and the degree to which examinees are able to remember various types of items, both text and innovative. 01
2008 January Grant Henriques Dr. Gregg Henriques (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology) received $2,000 from the Great Ape Trust to convene scholars from across the academic spectrum to discuss the latest research in primatology and perspectives on human distinctiveness at the Visions of Integration II conference. 01
2008 January Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Professor and Head, Geology and Environmental Science) received $15,264 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund to collect geological samples for microfossils, make species identifications and conduct biostratigraphic analyses. 01
2008 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole, (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Amphibian Protection: The Antifungal Agents of Beneficial Bacteria on Salamander Skins" to expand the knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship of mutualistic symbionts and microbial ecology as well as to develop new strategies in amphibian conservation. 01
2008 January Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to determine the subcellular localization and tissue distribution of all nine Arabidopsis thaliana B-amylases and to understand the role of B-amylase in starch degradation throughout plants. 01
2008 January Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $68,333 from Virginia Commonwealth University for center support in fiscal year 2008 to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. Nye received $26,935 from VCU to serve the Medicaid population by supporting the placement of medical residents in community-based clinical rotations within rural healthcare settings. He also received $500 from Giant Food Stores, LLC to focus on hunger eradication. 01
2008 January Grant ODonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $30,475 from the Virginia Department of Education to coordinate a seminar, "Dysphagia Management: Team Treatment and Collaboration with Medical Providers," to discuss the importance of team collaboration within school settings to assist students with swallowing difficulties. 01
2008 January Grant Paugh Dr. Amy L. Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) was awarded a $50,400 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2008-09 to write a book, "Playing with Language: Language Socialization, Children's Agency, and Language Shift in Dominica, West Indies," based on her research on linguistic practices, language ideologies, children's play and agency, and social reproduction and change in Dominica. 01
2008 January Grant Quinn Dr. Brianna S. Quinn (Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education) received $24,405 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Consortium of Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia in Visual Impairments" to develop and implement a statewide program to meet the initial and continuing education needs for teachers of students with visual impairments. 01
2008 January Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $2,500 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and for the center to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 01
2008 January Grant Rife Monroe Dr. Terrie K. Rife(Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $95,387 from the National Science Foundation to provide 12 students with research experiences as they work one-on-one with faculty who are experienced undergraduate research mentors and to expose the students to ethical issues in science and give them practice in communicating scientific ideas. 01
2008 January Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $24,448 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipends for Underserved Rural Virginia" to support full- and part-time, current and future graduate students in the nurse practitioner and nurse educator tracks in JMU's nursing department graduate program. 01
2008 January Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director International Programs; Associate Provost, Academic Affairs) received $1,000 from the University of Minnesota to assist with a survey. 01
2008 January Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $27,696 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Geological and Geophysical Data Analysis Using a Virtual Globe" to establish a methodology for embedding digital mapping data, geophysical survey results and tectonic data from existing paper maps in innovative four-dimensional virtual globe models. 01
2008 January Publication Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) co-wrote an article, "Diversity in Mainstream Newspapers from the Standpoint of Journalists of Color," which was published in the Howard Journal of Communication, Vol. 18, Issue 2, 2007. 01
2008 January Publication Harllee Dr. Carol D. Harllee (Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) wrote "Duran, Agustin (1789-1862)," an article which was published in "Two Hundred Literary Critics in Nineteenth-Century Spain" during fall semester 2007. 01
2008 January Publication Nusser Dr. Nancy Nusser (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) co-authored "An Evaluation of Press Freedom Indicators," a study of global press freedom indicators that was published in the International Communication Gazette 69 (1):5-28. The article was the topic of presentations at a November 2007 conference on media freedom that was organized by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communications. 01
2008 January Publication Sluss Dr. Dorothy J. Sluss (Associate Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) was the lead editor for "Play Investigations in the 21st Century," which was published by University Press New York. 01
2008 January Publication Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach) wrote three articles that have been published in Real Fighter magazine within the past three months: "Attack of the Killer Knees: Six Simple Moves to Help Prevent ACL Injuries" (Issue 15), "Legal Juice: Ten Proven Ways to Boost Your Testosterone Naturally" (Issue 16) and "Fists and 'Cuffs: Fight Off Painful Shoulder Problems with These Moves" (Issue 17). 01
2008 January Publication Zarrugh Dr. Laura Zarrugh (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and Cross-Disciplinary Studies) wrote a paper, "The Latinization of the Central Shenandoah Valley," which was published in International Migration, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2008, pp. 19-58. 01
2008 January Service Grundmann Mike Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) critiqued two student newspapers at the College Media Advisers conference in Washington, D.C., in October 2007. 01
2008 January Grant Strang Sharon L. Strang (Assistant Professor, Nursing) received $35,231 from the Merck Foundation to plan a chronic illness strategies clinic to help people manage their diseases and illnesses. 01
2008 January Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $288,884 from the Virginia Department of Health to assure the availability and accessibility of developmental services to children of Virginia in order to promote the optimal physical, cognitive, social, mental and emotional development and well being of all children and $92,678 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the educational programs of the clinic. 01
2008 January Grant Brimhall Melanie R. Brimhall (Director of Education, Madison Art Collection) received $6,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "Beyond Jamestown: Virginia Indians Past and Present" to provide opportunities for the JMU, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities and public schools within the collections service area to enjoy, discover and learn about the art and culture of Native Americans. 01
2008 March Appointments Loveland Dr. Jeffrey D. Loveland (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) was recently re-elected to serve as chairperson of the Occupational Therapy Advisory Board of the Virginia Board of Medicine. Loveland was reappointed for a four-year term in July 2007 by Governor Tim Kaine after previously serving from 2003 to 2007. 03
2008 March Appointments Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has been appointed to a five-year term on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. 03
2008 March Fellowship Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) has received a Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Brazil in summer 2009. 03
2008 March Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received two grants from the U.S. Department of State — $140,760 to identify, gather, manage and distribute information to encourage support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement and $30,484 for a mine action fellowship to provide public access to information about land mine action and small arms and light weapons control. Barlow received $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense to produce and distribute information about humanitarian mine-action technology via the Journal of Mine Action. Barlow received $19,427 from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement to assist in the publication of the seventh edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety." 03
2008 March Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $41,768 from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to identify and quantify chemical contaminants of anthropogenic origin in the Shenandoah River associated with storm runoff that may be contributing to fish kills. 03
2008 March Grant Fleming Carol A. Fleming (Director, Outreach Programs) received $1,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley to support six Wolf Trap artists as they delivered a one-week residency in each of Harrisonburg's elementary schools. 03
2008 March Grant Gilje Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $83,000 from Research Corp. to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences in to the JMU chemistry and physics curriculum. 03
2008 March Grant Hubbell Webb Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Catherine J. Webb (Instructor, Nursing) received $62,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for "The Precious Time" to provide families of children with disabilities an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant care giving. 03
2008 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,728 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries. 03
2008 March Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $63,788 from the National Institutes of Health to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and to understand its mechanism of action in treatments for dry eye. 03
2008 March Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics), Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics) received $108,963 from the National Science Foundation to explore hadron structure physics, specifically the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization and measurements of fundamental quantities, such as the muon lifetime. 03
2008 March Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development and Partnership Programs) received $2,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for the council's Gala/Tech Nite 8.0. 03
2008 March Grant Nye Hubbell Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse prevention and mental health services. 03
2008 March Grant Nye Akerson Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Emily 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 provide services to promote positive parenting, health and child development. 03
2008 March Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from Rockingham County Public Schools to provide communication intervention for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. 03
2008 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $95,219 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Center Region SBDC to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 03
2008 March Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $7,619 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the national "We the People:" Elementary Institute. 03
2008 March Presentation Broscheid Dr. Andreas Broscheid (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented "Strategic Dissents and Strategic Accommodation on the U.S. Courts of Appeals" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2007. 03
2008 March Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was an invited speaker at a conference on "China and Africa: Challenges and the Quest for Viable Peace," sponsored by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University. Pham presented"Between Hope and Fear: China's Africa Strategy, African Perceptions — Implications for the United States" March 31. 03
2008 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Do Not Resuscitate," an article that makes the case that "adopting a strategy of altering states to fit 'nations' instead of forcing 'nations' to fit states will put an end to the draining and futile efforts to prop up weak and tenuous nations." The article was published in the March/April 2008 issue of The National Interest. 03
2008 March Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published a book, "The Web: Social Control in a Lesbian Community," with University Press of America. Robinson also published an article, "Order in Chaos: Security Culture as Anarchist Resistance to the Terrorist Label," in Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 225-252. She published a book review of Tanya A. Erzen's "Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement" in Sociology of Religion, 2008, Vol. 69, Issue 1, pp. 110-111. 03
2008 March Publication Spear Dr. Joseph H. Spear (Associate Professor, Sociology) published a paper, "Prominent Schools or Other Active Specialties: A Fresh Look at Some Trends in Psychology," in Review of General Psychology, Vol. 11, No. 4. 03
2008 March Service Carter Dr. Tim Carter (Professor, Sociology) has been named a member of a research team that is investigating the effects of laws designed to curb illegal immigration into Prince William County, Va. 03
2008 March Service Raab Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. Raab is an emergency responder with the Harrisonburg Fire Department. 03
2008 March Service Renfroe Dr. Michael H. Renfroe (Professor, Biology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) led a Highly Qualified Professional Development Institute in Life Sciences for in-service exceptional education teachers through JMU's Department of Exceptional Education. Renfroe taught a class on diagnostic strategies for the Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Program in Lexington. The program is supported through the state extension service and trains individuals to serve as volunteer workers to increase the outreach of the extension service. 03
2008 March Service Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was appointed to the advisory board of Network Virginia, a Ford Foundation-funded initiative called "Difficult Dialogues: Promoting Pluralism and Academic Freedom on Campus." 03
2008 April Grant Critzer Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $2,442 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic. 04
2008 April Grant Eaton Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to document deposits and landforms in the central Appalachians of Virginia. 04
2008 April Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $7,160 from the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia to conduct a Phase I archaeological survey on an approximately 60-acre parcel on the grounds of the museum in Staunton. 04
2008 April Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $16,625 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to fund public broadcasting special announcements at WMRA. 04
2008 April Grant Leslie Dr. Stephen A. Leslie (Head and Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $48,000 from the National Science Foundation to promote a better understanding of carbon cycling on geological timescales and its relationship with past climates and ecosystems that will provide a societal perspective in the context of the magnitude and impact of human-induced climate change. 04
2008 April Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $65,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to work with the Home Visiting Consortium to identify core home visiting practices in order to support all Virginia home visitors working with families prenatally and those with children ages 0 to 5. 04
2008 April Grant Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $30,000 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services. 04
2008 April Grant Tongen Thelwell Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $24,191 from the Mathematical Association of America for "M3: Mentoring for Minorities in Mathematics — Dynamical Systems and Chaos" to gain hands-on experience in the laboratory. 04
2008 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head, Physics and Astronomy; Professor, Physics) received $74,284 from the National Science Foundation to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons using polarized beams and targets. 04
2008 April Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $15,500 from the U.S. Geological Survey to produce geologic maps and cross sections of the western half of the Big Meadows 7.5' quadrangle that accurately represent the map pattern and structural relationships of the Stanley fault and associated structures and lithologies. 04
2008 April Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $42,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to fund the 2008 Health and Physical Education Content Teaching Institute. 04
2008 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $89,869 from the Center for Civic Education to implement the "We the People" National Middle-School Institute and $84,318 from the center to implement the "We the People" National Elementary Institute. 04
2008 April Honor Greene Leidholdt Woody Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design), Dr. Alexander S. Leidholdt (Professor, Media Arts and Design) and John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) were named Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professors of Telecommunications. The professorships were created by William E. Bridgeforth Jr. to honor his wife and were established under Virginia's Eminent Scholars Program. The professorships recognize the distinguished accomplishments of Greene, Leidholdt and Woody, who will hold their positions for three years. 04
2008 April Honor Hinshaw Dr. M. Joseph Hinshaw (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Ron Osgood of Indiana University received a Best of Category award (Educational/Instructional) in the juried Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The award was for the companion DVD to their recent textbook, "Visual Storytelling: Videography and Post Production in the Digital Age." 04
2008 April Honor McMahan Paula McMahan (Academic Adviser, Kinesiology) was selected as an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient in the Academic Advising-Primary Role category by the National Academic Advising Association. McMahan, one of 14 academic advisers honored with the category award in nationwide competition, will accept her award in October at the NACADA Annual Conference in Chicago. 04
2008 April Honor Wendelken Mehling Maune Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) and Toni Mehling (Director of Communications, College of Business; Adjunct Instructor, Media Arts and Design) supervised the production of "Curio 2007," which won first place in the district in the Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards. The magazine was produced in the SMAD 321 Feature Magazine Production class with layout and design input from Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design). 04
2008 April Honor Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) has been named the Outstanding Mentor of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Williams received the award April 10 at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Fort Worth, Texas. NASPE is part of the alliance. 04
2008 April Honor Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications) was the recipient of three juried creative awards in the Faculty Video Competition at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts: a Best of Competition and Technical Merit award for his video "Cat's Cradle: Saving Lives in the Valley" and an Award of Excellence for his video "Old Time Music Teacher." 04
2008 April Presentation Anderson Dr. Steven D. Anderson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) organized and participated in two panel discussions at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. Anderson moderated and presented on a panel titled "Web 2.0 and Interactive Media Frontiers." His presentation was "Business Communication with a Wiki: A Non-Production Course in SEO, Analytics and E-Marketing." He moderated a panel, "Visual Storytelling from Broadcast to Web." 04
2008 April Presentation Barstow Manning Don Barstow (Systems Analyst, Information Systems) and Joe Manning (Associate Director, Admissions) presented "Managing a Campus Visitation Program through PeopleSoft's Events" at PeopleSoft's Alliance Conference 2008, held March 10-13 in Las Vegas. 04
2008 April Presentation Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) presented "The Dynamics of Economic Integration in Venezuela" at the Conference on Trade Integration in the Americas held at the John G. Tower Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, April 10-11. Blake presented "Political Corruption in Latin America: An Assessment of Change and Continuity (1997-2007)" at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies in Tampa, Fla., April 17-19. 04
2008 April Presentation Goebel Dr. Robert O. Goebel (Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) presented a paper, "Tony Hillerman: From Print to Screen," at the Colloquium on Literature and Film, held at West Virginia University in October 2007. Goebel also presented "Lo germanico en los isomorfismos en Klingsor de Jorge Volpi" at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, October 2007. 04
2008 April Presentation Greene Rustin P. Greene (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications) organized and moderated a panel, "Postage Stamp Screens: Creating and Producing Content for Mobile Media," at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. Greene presented on the topic "Producing for the Postage-Stamp Screen: What Works, What Doesn't Yet." He also presented "International Internships: Hands-On Across the Pond" on a panel called "Successful Strategies and New Frontiers for Study Abroad in Communication." 04
2008 April Presentation Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a session on coaching writers and critiqued four student newspapers at the College Media Advisers conference in New York. 04
2008 April Presentation Hastedt Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Head, Justice Studies; Professor, Justice Studies and Political Science) presented during a panel discussion, "Intelligence and Foreign Policy," at the Leadership Studies Program at Williams College in Massachusetts April 12. The program focused on "In from the Cold: Richard Betts and the Renaissance of Intelligence Studies." 04
2008 April Presentation Johnson Dr. George C. Johnson (Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Working through the IT Conundrum" as part of a panel called "New Facilities Construction: Pitfalls and Prosperity" at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. 04
2008 April Presentation Lee Dr. Hak-Seon Lee (Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented "Outward FDI, Inter-sectoral Goods Sales Structure, and Industry Lobbying in the U.S." at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association held March 26-29 in San Francisco and at the 2008 Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association held April 3-6 in Chicago. 04
2008 April Presentation Lubert Dr. Howard L. Lubert (Associate Professor, Political Science) presented a lecture and led a discussion on James Madison and religious liberty for a group of public school teachers from Chesterfield County at the Center for the Constitution at Montpelier April 11. 04
2008 April Presentation Naranjo-Merino Andrea Naranjo-Merino (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) presented "Maria Mercedes Carranza, de la generacion desencantada" at I Congreso internacional: Las lenguas y sus literatures, Asociacion de jovenes investigadores filologos de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, October 2007, and at Congreso Tramas de la verdad, V Congreso internacional de analisis de textos, Valencia, Spain, November 2007. 04
2008 April Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented, with Colin Campbell, "Institutional Isomorphism and the Sociology of Religion: Where are the Muslims (and Buddhists and Hindus)?" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, held April 9-12 in Richmond. 04
2008 April Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "The Politics of Rights Framing and the Ex-Gay Movement" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, held April 9-12 in Richmond. 04
2008 April Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics conference held April 3 and 4 in San Francisco. 04
2008 April Presentation Spear Dr. Joseph H. Spear (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "The Relevance of 'The/A' Classical Tradition for Social Movements Theory and Sociology," at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, held April 9-12 in Richmond. 04
2008 April Presentation Wendelken Dr. David H. Wendelken (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) moderated a panel of four JMU alumni who spoke on getting started in a New York media career at the College Media Advisers conference in New York. Wendelken also presented two sessions on teaching blogging and using a wiki as a content management system at the conference. 04
2008 April Presentation Werner Greg Werner (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "Multi-dimensional training for athletic speed development" and "Multi-directional speed development" at the University of North Carolina Strength and Conditioning Clinic, May 2 and 3. Werner presented "Squat Technique" at the master coaches meeting at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association National Conference in Nashville, May 7-9. He also served as moderator for the Legends Roundtable at the national conference. 04
2008 April Presentation Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design; Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications) presented "Designing a Functional Network Intrastructure to Support Digital Needs" on a panel, "Best Practices: Do We Have Them? Do We Need Them?" at the 2008 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. Woody presented "Mobile Media Production Technical Considerations" as part of a panel discussion, "Postage Stamp Screens: Creating and Producing Content for Mobile Media," at the festival. 04
2008 April Publication Cambriani Laura Cambriani (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) published an article, "Lingua per comunicare e lingua per studiare: Gli alumni non italofoni nella scuola italiana. Percorsi di avvicinamento e comprensione di un testo di storia," on www.glottodidattica.net, 2007, Vol. IV, pp. 26-40, University of Bari, Italy. 04
2008 April Publication Goebel Dr. Robert O. Goebel (Professor, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) write an article, "(La muerte en) Un siglo tras de mi," which was published in Revuelta, July 2007. 04
2008 April Publication Keller Yang Dr. Jonathan Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "Leadership Style, Decision Context and the Poliheuristic Theory of Decision-Making: An Experimental Analysis," which was published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution. 04
2008 April Publication Naranjo-Merino Andrea Naranjo-Merino (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) published an article, "San Manuel Bueno, martir, y la filosofia del vivir," on www.Letralia.com in September 2007. 04
2008 April Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) contributed an article, "African Constitutionalism: Forging New Models for Multi-ethnic Governance and Self-Determination," to "Africa: Mapping New Boundaries in International Law," edited by Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt. The book is the 16th volume in Oxford-based Hart Publishing's Studies in International Law series. 04
2008 April Publication Regalado-Lopez Tomas Regalado-Lopez (Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) wrote an article, "El Crack y sus perimetros," which was published in Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporanea, No. 34, Year XII, vol. 13, July-September 2007, pp. 123-135 by the University of Texas at El Paso. 04
2008 April Publication Reynolds Kevin J. Reynolds (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) completed a short comedy script, "The Way You Look Tonight," which is in preproduction, to be shot over the summer in the new School of Media Arts and Design studio. 04
2008 April 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 an article, "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics," which was published in the Review of Austrian Economics, March 2008, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 81-97. 04
2008 April Service Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was appointed to the Domestic Partner Task Force of Virginia Colleges and Universities. 04
2008 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a series of mixed-media works May 23-June 25 at CoArt Gallery in Staunton. The exhibition, "Monhegan," is a collection of artworks created from his visits to Monhegan Island, Maine. 05
2008 May Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $55,000 from the National Science Foundation to complete a study of the physio-chemical properties of surface modified polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane-copolymer materials when exposed to plasma and chemical environments. 05
2008 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $155,430 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 mind deterioration. 05
2008 May Grant Brodrick Tumer Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Tiffany Tumer (Air Quality Outreach Coordinator, Integrated Science and Technology) received $79,617 from the Economic Development Commission for "Ozone Outreach for Winchester and Frederick County" to increase the understanding of health consequences of ozone reduction measures. 05
2008 May Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $5,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance for "Landscape as Text: Transect Virginia '06" to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the commonwealth. 05
2008 May Grant Daniel Dr. Janet C. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Identification of Amino Acid Motifs Involved in the Determination of Substrate Specificity of the STP1 Hexose Transporter of Arabidopsis thaliana." 05
2008 May Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $7,515 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate research opportunities for a JMU student to work in the NIST laboratories. 05
2008 May Grant Downey MacDonald Handal Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina MacDonald Handal (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation to support a regional summer undergraduate research in chemistry site that includes deaf and hard-of-hearing participants. 05
2008 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 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 of implementing the management as developed in the forest plan. 05
2008 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $85,061 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct a cultural resource survey on a set of land parcels totaling approximately 690 acres on the grounds of the company in Middletown, Va. 05
2008 May Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Shifting Competitive Hierarchy? Implications for Restoration of the American Chestnut, Castanea dentata" to address the seedling performance of three dominant canopy tree species in manipulated forest gaps in the Shenandoah Valley. 05
2008 May Grant MacDonald Handal Dr. Gina MacDonald Handal (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $5,500 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for the Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry to fund an exceptional undergraduate student to carry out chemistry research. 05
2008 May Grant Hawk Dr. William J. Hawk (Head, Philosophy and Religion; Professor, Philosophy) received $5,590 from Hiroshima University to videotape lectures in Japan and sent them to students for educational purposes. 05
2008 May Grant Heydari Greenwald Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Steven J. Greenwald (Adjunct Professor, Information Security Program) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for 2008 New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 05
2008 May Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $24,910 from the University of California for "Hydroxyl in Rutile: An Oxygen and Water Barometer" to fund an undergraduate researcher to prepare samples for infrared spectroscopic analysis. 05
2008 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,800 from the National Science Foundation to plan and initiate an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project in Malta between faculty members from JMU and the University of Malta. 05
2008 May Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,626 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director, Research Development) received $1,162,776 from I2 Inc. to provide a visual investigative analysis software license. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $992,284 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. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development, Research and Public Service) received $46,458 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. 05
2008 May Grant Nye Williams Dr. Susan B. Nye (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) and Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $698 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities for Rockbridge County school teachers. 05
2008 May Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $285,656 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region SBDC to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 05
2008 May Grant Rudmin Dr. Joseph W. Rudmin (Professor, Physics) received $4,200 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate research opportunities for a JMU student to work in the NIST laboratories. 05
2008 May Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Neutrino Constraints on the Origin of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays" to determine the signatures of the competing proposed models to improve cosmic ray data. 05
2008 May Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to focus on the roles of srr-2 and accessory secretory genes on the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype III group B streptococci. 05
2008 May Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $1,000 from the SAGE Project to assist with a survey. 05
2008 May Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; 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. 05
2008 May Honor Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) was selected as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Academic Advising Faculty Category by the National Academic Advising Association. Barron will accept the award Oct. 1 during the NACADA Annual Conference in Chicago. 05
2008 May Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was included in "Who's Who in American Education, 2007-2008" and "Who's Who in America 2008."Grayson was chosen as an Outstanding Educator for 2008 at JMU by the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. She also received the Gettysburg College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2008. 05
2008 May Honor Guerrier Nancy Guerrier (Teacher, Young Children's Program, College of Education) was honored May 7 as the 2008 recipient of the Mildred Dickerson Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award by the Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Dickerson was the teacher of Madison College's first nursery school that opened as a part of the Anthony-Seeger Campus School in 1958. 05
2008 May Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Storytelling as instructional pedagogy," at the 20th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held in West Pomona, Calif., in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students J. Huddleston and C. Chevalier presented a poster, "Exploring the characteristics of blind-walking to targets," presented in March at the 54th annual Southeastern Psychological Association conference, held in Charlotte, N.C., in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Borg Dr. Kevin L. Borg (Associate Professor, History) presented "The Texture of Business and Industry in Turn-of-the-Century Harrisonburg" May 6 as part of a series of lectures exploring local historical change in preparation for the June 7 Court Days Festival. Borg's lecture explored the businesses that thrived in Harrisonburg in the years surrounding 1900, including cigar marking, tanneries, a draft-horse market and early utilities. 05
2008 May Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and student P. Wickline presented a paper, "A Qualitative Study of the Pre-employment Personality Functioning of 100 Police Officers Using the Rorschach Comprehensive System," at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, held in New Orleans in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Child sexual abuse prevention: How effective?" at Prevention Works: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in Richmond in April. 05
2008 May Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Rape or just a bad night? Responses from victims and observers," the keynote address at the Radford Conference on Gender in April. 05
2008 May Presentation Nusser Dr. Nancy Nusser (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "De-Westernizing Theory and Practice of New Social Movements: The Indigenous Production of Transnational Media Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico," at the 2008 Conference of the International Communication Association, held in Montreal in May. 05
2008 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) organized a conference, "Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Economic Complexity," which drew participants from three continents to JMU May 17. A special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, edited by Rosser, will appear containing some of the papers presented at the conference. Rosser delivered the conference's plenary presentation, "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" 05
2008 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Knowing psychology, teaching psychology: We preach, but do we practice?" as the W. Harold Moon Invited Keynote Address at the 20th Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference held in Atlanta in February. 05
2008 May Presentation Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Living on the edge: The value of failure, making mistakes, and screwing up," an invited keynote address at the Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference held in Atlanta in February. 05
2008 May Presentation Irons Saville Zinn Several psychology faculty and students presented posters and symposium sessions in March at the 79th Eastern Psychological Association conference in Boston.
  • Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor) and students J.P. Erb, B.P. Jarvis and K.A. Kiel,"Cigarette smoking among college students: Characterization and contingency management."
  • Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor) and C.J. Correia, "Oh the places we'll go: Contingency management as a research tool and clinical intervention for substance abuse."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students B.L. Atkins and C.R. Gesualdi, "Is effort discounting best described by a hyperbolic or exponential function?"
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students A.R. Gisbert, J. Kopp and C. Telesco, "Internet addiction and impulsivity in college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor), "Interteaching: Bringing behavioral education into the 21st century" and "Teaching psychology as a career in high school and college."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and student M.N. Thompson, "Interteaching, delay discounting, and effort discounting."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and colleagues D. Finely, K. Goodwin and R. Wesp, "Entering the academic marketplace: Advice from the experts."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students K. Marchuk and E. Huffer, "I feel better when you do worse: A look at maximization and social comparison."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students J.N. Shalon, M. Slater and S. Irby, "Reactions to male and female professors' helping and civic virtue behaviors."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students S.L. Thachik, S. Irby, J.N. Shalon and M. Slater, "Are you ready for the real world?: An evaluation of two career development courses."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students V.L. Varfolomeeva, J. Kopp and S. Irby,"Entitlement in college students."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students K.Y. Wheeler and C. Mason, "Maximization, regret, and major satisfaction in college students."
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2008 May Presentation Saville Zinn Serdikoff Several psychology faculty and students presented posters in March at the 4th annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Harrisonburg.
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students B.L. Atkins and C.R. Gesualdi, "Effort discounting in a sample of college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students A.R. Gisbert and J. Kopp, "The relation between delay discounting and self-reported Internet use in college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor), "Interteaching: The impact of prep guides."
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2008 May Publication Cash Dr. Jean W. Cash (Professor, English) and Keith Perry of Dalton State College edited "Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South," a collection of essays by the late Mississippi native. Published by the University Press of Mississippi, the collection considers the work of the writer who is recognized as an exemplar of minimalist writing of the contemporary South. 05
2008 May Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published an online article, "Ex-Gay Politics on Campus," for Campus Pride, a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups. 05
2008 May Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "A guide to teaching research methods in psychology," which was recently published by Blackwell, Malden, Mass. Saville also published "Single-subject designs" in The Handbook of Psychology in the 21st Century, edited by S. F. Davis and W. Buskist. 05
2008 May Publication Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "Educational goals related to the research experience" in Developing, promoting, & sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology, edited by R.L. Miller, R.F. Rycek, E. Balcetis, S.T. Barney, B.C. Beins, S.R. Burns, R. Smith and M.E. Ware. 05
2008 May Service Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) is serving the second year of a three-year term as a board member of the International Society for Explorations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He is also serving as a reviewer for The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 05
2008 May Service Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) served on the Long Range Planning Committee, G. Stanley Hall and Harold Kirk Wolfe Nomination Committee, and Grants Activities Taskforce for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). 05
2008 July Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $35,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families of Page County 2009" to provide in-home parenting education and support services to parents who need individualized and comprehensive support. 07
2008 July Grant Carter Dr. Timothy J. Carter (Professor, Sociology) received $23,500 from Prince William County for "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. 07
2008 July Grant Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Professor, Graduate Psychology; Director, Alvin V. Baird Attention and Learning Disabilities Center) received $450,000 from the Institute of Education Sciences for "High School Intervention Development" to develop and evaluate an intervention package that will successfully reduce the fundamental challenges experienced by secondary age students with severe behavior disorders. Evans received $194,019 from the National Institutes of Health to develop and conduct a preliminary evaluation of a set of psychosocial interventions to high-school aged adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 07
2008 July Grant Gilligan Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $31,500 from various school districts for school psychology internship agreements. 07
2008 July Grant Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2009. 07
2008 July Grant Haworth Elizabeth Haworth (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $1,500 from the Arts Council of the Valley for "A Season of Hope" to provide the community with the opportunity to experience music of an important period in American history performed by Rutha Harris. 07
2008 July Grant Holman Linda L. Holman (Business Manager, School of Theatre and Dance) received $2,650 from the Arts Council of the Valley for the JMU Children's Playshop to provide high-quality, affordable theater to children and families in the Shenandoah Valley. 07
2008 July Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $115,007 from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board to develop, acquire, produce or deliver programs and services which support preschool and adult education and to inform, educate and entertain families with program contents that deliver alternatives to commercialized radio. Lamb also received $34,286 from the board to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print disabled individuals. 07
2008 July Grant Noftsinger Sullenberger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, Academic Affairs; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Donald Sullenberger III (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $207,342 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide quality economic development support services for partnership members, prospects, existing businesses and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. 07
2008 July Grant Owusu-Ansah Adams Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History) and Dr. Melinda J. Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $80,040 from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen African Studies course offerings and African language instruction, enhance and develop faculty expertise in Africana studies and increase awareness and knowledge of Africana studies at JMU and in the broader community. 07
2008 July Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $174,643 from the National Science Foundation to study engineering students through the lens of identity theory. 07
2008 July Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communications 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
2008 July Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Management) received $247,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters at JMU. 07
2008 July Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $8,500 from the Virginia Council on Economic Education to deliver the statewide programs of the council within the Shenandoah Valley. 07
2008 July Honor Reif Dr. Harry L. Reif (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) has been selected as a senior fellow of the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association. As a senior fellow, Reif is available to ITERA members for program evaluations, guest lectures, special program or project consultation and program development assistance. 07
2008 July Presentation McDonnell Karen McDonnell (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric/University Writing Center) presented a paper, "The DNA of Writing: Embracing the HOC/LOC Contrary," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Philadelphia. 07
2008 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 two papers, "A Global Perspective on the Non-Observed Economy, Income Inequality, Corruption and Social Capital" and "A Critique of the New Comparative Economics," at the 15th World Congress of the International Economic Association held in Istanbul, Turkey, June 25-29. Barkley Rosser also served as a discussant in an invited session on the economics of migration. 07
2008 July Presentation Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric) presented three scholarly papers: "Learning to Write with Colleagues Across Campus," at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference in Denver; "Writing in Action: Faculty Writing Groups as WAC Development," at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Austin; and "Tutoring to Liberate Choices," at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference in Philadelphia. 07
2008 July Presentation Schubert Shrewsbury Laura Schubert (Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric/University Writing Center) and Kristen Shrewsbury (ESoL Specialist, University Writing Center; Instructor, Exceptional Education) led a Center for Instructional Technology Fireside Chat, "The 21st Century Reader: Too Much Information?" in April. 07
2008 July Presentation Werner Williams Greg Werner (Head Coach, Strength and Conditioning; Adjunct Instructor, Kinesiology) presented "Concurrent Multi-Dimensional Training" at the 2008 Ultimate Athlete Clinic held July 25 and 26 in Rogersville, Tenn. Callye Williams (Senior Assistant Coach, Strength and Conditioning) presented "Sports Nutrition: The Missing Link" at the same clinic. 07
2008 July Publication Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership) and Kathryn Keranen wrote "Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS," which was published by ESRI Press, Redlands, Calif. 07
2008 July Publication Kruck Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and J. Elliott (JMU alumnus) published "Help — Someone Robbed My Second Life Avatar!" in Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 1, (2), 1-11. 07
2008 July Publication Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote an article, "Debating the Role of Econophysics," which was published in Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, July 2008, vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 311-323. 07
2008 July Publication Schick Dr. Kurt Schick (Coordinator, University Writing Center; Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric) published an article, "A Five-Paragraph Defense of the Five-Paragraph Essay," in Writing on the Edge, Spring 2008. 07
2008 July Service Myers R. Ann Myers (Head and Professor, Social Work) was appointed to a three-year term on the Council on Social Work Education Strategic Planning Committee and the Commission on Curriculum and Educational Innovation that sets the education policy by which social work education programs are accredited. Myers served as a chairperson for two accreditation site visit teams during the 2007-08 academic year. She was an abstract reviewer for the Council on Social Work Education annual program meeting. Myers was the chairperson of the student poster session at the Annual Baccalaureate Program Director's Meeting, developing the rubric currently used for judging. 07
2008 December Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited his photograph, "Path to Western Brook Pond," in the 5th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Band of the Arts in New Bern, N.C., in July and August 2008. Maune was an artist-in-residence at the Montana Artist Refuge in Basin in July 2008. 12
2008 December Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $1,500 from RONCO Consulting Corp. for design and production of a RONCO pamphlet. 12
2008 December Grant Brakke Kastendiek May Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics), Dr. Jon Kastendiek (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Christine May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $50,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for "Smith Creek, Virginia, Headwaters Brook Trout Restoration" 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. 12
2008 December Grant Ghant Valarie Ghant (Director, Multicultural/International Student Services) received $2,500 from the North Carolina Campus Compact for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to promote diversity and unity on campus through fun, creative and educational programs as well as through community service projects. 12
2008 December Grant Linn Bright Henderson Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The 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 $1,257,145 and $281,911 from the Virginia Department of Education for fiscal year 2009 support of the center. 12
2008 December Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital for Blue Ridge Area Health Center support to make health care more accessible to the immigrant community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. 12
2008 December Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement) received $16,685 from the U.S. Army to create a distance learning course in political science. 12
2008 December Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $2,000 from Virginia First LEGO and $1,000 from Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services to increase literacy and educational achievement in Harrisonburg by supporting teachers in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools in their use of the Thinkfinity.org Web site. 12
2008 December Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $12,736 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Geological and Geophysical Data Analysis Using a Virtual Globe" to establish a methodology for embedding digital mapping data, geophysical survey results and tectonic data from existing paper maps in four-dimensional virtual globe models. 12
2008 December Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received two grants from the Center for Civic Education — $3,350 for the "We the People" National Elementary Institute and $2,360 for the "We the People" National Middle School Institute. 12
2008 December Grant Zullo Dr. Robert H. Zullo (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $11,589 from Travel, Events and Management in Sports to participate in the 2008 TEAMS Conference. Zullo received $500 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to create event management guides for the foundation in 3-on-3 basketball, bocce, bike race and tennis.

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2008 December Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) was recognized by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, among Leading Scientists of the World, International Scientists of the Year in 2008 and 2000 Outstanding Scientists 2008/2009 and by the American Biographic Institute Inc. among International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders, 2008. 12
2008 December Honor Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for the outstanding paper on a minorities topic and the David Sloan Award for the outstanding faculty paper for "Japanese American Internment in Popular Magazines: Race, Citizenship, and Gender in World War II Photojournalism." 12
2008 December Honor Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) won the 2008 Nelson Mandela International Essay Competition on African Security and Development for his paper, "Imagining the Congo Secure and Stable."Pham's selection was announced Dec. 4 by the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London and the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two organizations established the prize three years ago with support from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. RUSI Journal, the institute's flagship defense and security publication, published Pham's essay. 12
2008 December Presentation Hughes Dr. Katherine Hughes (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) participated in a panel discussion, "Media Convergence: Leaving the Silos Behind," at the University of South Carolina Convergence Conference, "Convergence and Society: The Participatory Web," in October 2008. 12
2008 December Presentation Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a keynote address, "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" to the combined conference of the Winter Workshop on Economic Heterogeneous Interacting Agents and the Seventh Annual Conference on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance at Kainan University in Taoyouan, Taiwan, Dec. 5-7. Rosser also presented a seminar on "Current Issues in Carrying out Economic Experiments" at National Chengchi University in Taipei during the same visit. 12
2008 December Presentation Stover Lynne F. Stover (Teacher Consultant, Center for Economic Education) presented "Hot Off the Presses" workshops at the National Council on Economic Education's annual meeting in Mississippi and at the annual conferences of the Virginia Council for the Social Studies and the Virginia Educational Media Association. Stover's presentation shows how recently published titles in children's literature embody grade-appropriate economic content. 12
2008 December Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote, with Jungwoo Ryoo and Gregory Corbin of Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Taehwan H. Oh of Rochester Institute of Technology, "A Multi-Dimensional Classification Framework for Developing Context-Specific Wireless LAN Security Attack Taxonomies," which was published in the International Journal of Mobile Communications, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 253-267. All the research work was done using the Internet Telephony (VoIP) groupware over the Internet and e-mail exchanges. 12
2008 December Publication Grundmann Michael Grundmann (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) has published the October 2008 newsletter for the newspaper division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Grundmann was elected editor at the August 2008 AEJMC conference in Chicago. 12
2008 December Publication Guiniven Dr. John E. Guiniven (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) writes a monthly column for PR Tactics, a widely read trade publication. 12
2008 December Publication Holman Dr. JoAnne M. Holman (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented "The Way They See Us: Net Neutrality and the Public Image of Telecommunications Policy" at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference held at the George Mason University School of Law in September 2008. 12
2008 December Publication Nusser Dr. Nancy Nusser (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) published an article about Iraqi refugees who were targeted by terrorists because of their involvement with the U.S. government in Baghdad in the November 2008 issue of Richmond Magazine. 12
2008 December Publication Ott Dr. John Ott (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) published "Labored Stereotypes: Palmer Hayden's The Janitor Who Paints" in the spring 2008 issue of American Art and "How New York Stole the Art Market: Blockbuster Auctions and Bourgeois Identity in Gilded Age America" in the summer/autumn 2008 issue of Winterthur Portfolio. 12
2008 December Publication Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an article, "Econophysics and Economic Complexity," in Advances in Complex Systems, 2008, vol. 11, issue 5, pp. 745-760. The article has also been indexed in the Complexity Digest. 12
2008 December Service Hughes Dr. Katherine Hughes (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) partnered with members of Career and Academic Planning at JMU to produce three videos that were used as part of the university's freshman orientation program. 12
2008 December Service Woody John M. Woody (Professor, Media Arts and Design) conducted a two-day workshop on Final Cut Pro for K-12 teachers attending the North Carolina Educational Technology Conference held in Greensboro Dec. 1-5, 2008. 12
2008 November Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $28,741 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to maintain the Mine Action Standards Web site. 11
2008 November Grant Dudding Reed Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and 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. 11
2008 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $31,932 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 11
2008 November Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $44,722 from Research Corporation to study the active site of N-acylethanolamine hydrolyzing acid amidase to elucidate the structure-activity relationships with the goal of designing potent and selective inhibitors of this enzyme. 11
2008 November Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $49,891 from the National Institutes of Health to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 11
2008 November Grant Newbold Jr. Higgins Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development and Associate Director for Administration and Finance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Patricia Higgins (Associate Director for Modeling and Information Analysis, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $9,624 from Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc. to design and develop changes to the Global Mission Systems Common Operating Picture. 11
2008 November Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $61,590 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
2008 November Grant Tongen Pruett Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Charles D. Pruett (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $19,000 from the Mathematical Association of America to offer a one-week intensive workshop, "A Discovery-Learning Approach to Computational Mathematics," at JMU. 11
2008 November Grant VanWyk Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $51,580 from the National Science Foundation for "Mathematics Research for Undergraduates at JMU" to provide student researchers with a mathematical research experience and opportunities for interaction among diverse students. 11
2008 November Grant Wyngaard Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $14,700 from the Fulbright Scholar Program for "Cyclopoid Phylogenetic Relationships: Evidence from Brazilian Coastal Marine Fauna" to support collaborative research in the sciences, to strengthen Brazilian graduate education through teaching and to contribute to broader and longer term U.S.-Brazil institutional links. 11
2008 November Grant Zingraff Ingram Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Computing Coordinator, College of Education) and Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $486,722 from the Virginia Department of Health to purchase the development, production, hosting and release of electronic educational and resource materials to support Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents. 11
2008 November Honor Bierly III Dr. Paul E. Bierly III (Zane Showker Professor of Entrepreneurship; Director, MBA Programs; Professor, Management) has been recognized by the International Association for Management of Technology as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last five years. Bierly has written or co-written 31 articles in management journals, six book chapters, five government technical reports and 58 conference publications. He is department editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, a leading journal in the management of technology and innovation area. 11
2008 November Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was a member of a Nov. 24 panel discussion on the piracy problem off the Somali coast. Sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, the discussion focused on the theme of "Pirates of the Gulf of Aden: How Piracy Plunders Maritime Security." 11
2008 November Presentation Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a talk, "Proposals for Regulation of the American Financial System," at the conference on "The Financial Crisis, the US Economy, and International Security in the New Administration," at New School University in New York, Nov. 14. The conference was organized by James K. Galbraith, a senior economic adviser to President-Elect Barack Obama. 11
2008 November Presentation Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Complex Dynamics in Ecologic-Economic Systems," at the Southern Economic Association meetings, where he also served as a discussant, Nov. 21-23, in Washington, D.C. 11
2008 November 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 essay, "What Happened to Africa?" of a book, "The Face of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair — A History of Fifty Years of Independence" by Martin Meredith, which was published in Human Rights & Human Welfare, Vol. 8, 2008. An essay Pham wrote earlier this year, "America's New Africa Command: Paradigm Shift or Step Backwards?" was published in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of the Brown Journal of World Affairs. 11
2008 November Publication Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper, "A Nobel Prize for Asymmetric Information: The Economic Contributions of George Akerlof, Michael Spence, and Joseph Stiglitz," as Chapter 7 of the book, "Leading Contemporary Economists: Economics at the Cutting Edge," edited by Steven Pressman, 2009, London: Routledge, pp. 144-163. This paper is a revised version of one that was previously published in the Review of Political Economy. 11
2008 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,710 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services for the program in fiscal year 2009. 10
2008 October Grant Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) received $1,250 from the American Journalism Historians Association to support a book project examining social reform photojournalism during the 1930s and 1940s. 10
2008 October Grant Gardner Kristin M. Gardner (Associate Director, Student Wellness and Outreach) received $6,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to establish a policy that supports smoking cessation and cessation services through the use of normative non-smoking advertising for the JMU community. 10
2008 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $31,500 from the Central Shenandoah Health District to decrease non-marital birth rates in local communities. 10
2008 October Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $168,546 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 10
2008 October Grant Martino-McAllister Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education; Professor, Health Science) 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. 10
2008 October Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Service) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health -- $98,900 to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMAN/Every Woman's Life project that focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to breast and cervical cancer screening services and $71,807 to expand the community health workers' community outreach contacts and resources and provide continuing education at the annual Virginia Center for Health Outreach conference. Nye also received $26,599 from Virginia Commonwealth University for interpreting services. 10
2008 October Grant Rocchiccioli Dr. Judith T. Rocchiccioli (Professor, Nursing) received $27,202 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for "Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Stipends for the Underserved Rural Virginia" to support full- and part-time, current and future graduate students in the nurse practitioner and nurse educator tracks at JMU. 10
2008 October Honor Arthur Dr. Kathleen G. Arthur (Professor Emerita, Art and Art History) received the Award for Exemplary Achievement from the Southeastern College Art Conference. The most prestigious award given by the professional organization, the honor recognizes Arthur's personal and professional development and long-standing service to SECAC. 10
2008 October Honor Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) received the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Dedicated Service Plaque in recognition of his service as the 36th publications director of the executive committee at the 2008 U.S.-Korea Conference, which was held Aug. 14-17 in San Diego. The award was given to recognize her publication work as editor-in-chief of KSEA Letters. 10
2008 October Honor Stewart Dr. Anne L. Stewart (Professor, Psychology) received the 2008 Association for Play Therapy Service Award for outstanding organizational service to APT or its Foundation for Play Therapy during the professional organization's Oct. 14-19 conference in Addison, Texas. Stewart serves as president of the Virginia branch, which earned a 2008 Gold Branch Award, and is a member of the APT Research Committee, the editorial board of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Play Therapy. 10
2008 October Honor Stewart Dr. Anne L. Stewart (Professor, Psychology) received the Virginia Counselors Association Humanitarian and Caring Person Award for her outstanding service at the local, state, national and international levels. 10
2008 October Presentation Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented his recent research work on security at the 9th Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America Technical Symposium held Oct. 25-26 in Vienna, Va. 10
2008 October Presentation Geier Galke Dr. Clarence Geier (Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down," one of a series of presentations regarding plans to design a strategy for the preservation of historic resources of Virginia made at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of Virginia in Martinsville. Geier and Dr. Laura Galke of the George Washington Foundation also presented "An End of Tradition: A Time of New Beginnings" at the same meeting. The former paper and the research associated with it will be used to develop standards used by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to evaluate threats to the Civil War archaeological heritage of the state, while the latter paper and the research associated with it will be used in evaluating threats to archaeological sites in Virginia that date to the period of the Reconstruction through World War I. 10
2008 October Presentation Harper Dr. Steven R. Harper (Assistant Professor, Management) presented "Using Social Network Analysis to Determine an Institution Status" at the 2008 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in October. 10
2008 October Presentation Hughes Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) participated in "Ballet: The Body in Motion," a video demonstration and panel discussion focusing on ballet's physical demands. In addition to Hughes' perspective as a physicist, a choreographer-teacher and a physiologist were part of the panel. 10
2008 October Presentation Kindig Dr. Joan Kindig (Associate Professor, Reading Education) presented "Helping Children Read: Stages, Strategies and Titles" at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium. 10
2008 October Presentation Lewis Dr. Laura Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) was a panelist for the conference, "The African Presence in Mexico," which was sponsored by the journal Callaloo and the Johns Hopkins Center for Africana Studies, College Station, Texas, Oct. 22 and 23. 10
2008 October Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was a panelist for "U.S. Strategy and Security Interests in Africa," a session of a symposium sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research held Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C. The symposium, which was organized to mark the operational launch of the United States Africa Command, focused on the theme of "AFRICOM and Beyond: The Future of U.S.-African Security and Defense Relations." 10
2008 October Presentation Rosser Jr. Cramer Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "How Complex Are the Austrians" at the How Austrian is Austrian Economics Conference at the Wirth Center at the University of Toronto held Oct. 17-18. 10
2008 October Presentation Tracy Dr. Megan Tracy (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Pasteurizing China's Grasslands and Sealing in Terroir," at the conference, "Places of Knowledge: Relocating Science, Technology and Medicine," at Cornell University in October. The conference was held in conjunction with Cornell University, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and the University of Uppsala. 10
2008 October Publication Bierly III Dr. Paul E. Bierly III (Zane Showker Professor of Entrepreneurship; Director, MBA Programs; Professor, Management), Dr. Scott R. Gallagher (Associate Professor, International Business and Management) and J.C. Spender wrote an article, "Innovation and Learning in High Reliability Organizations: A Case Study of U.S. and Russian Nuclear Attack Submarines, 1970-2000," which was published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(3): 393-408. 10
2008 October 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, "What is in the National Interest? Hans Morgenthau's Realist Vision and American Foreign Policy." The essay was published in a special presidential election issue of American Foreign Policy Interests. 10
2008 October Service Bolstad Dr. Stephen P. Bolstad (Professor, Music) was a guest conductor at the Montana High School Association All-State Music Festival, held Oct. 16-17 at Great Falls High School. He led the all-state band at the festival. 10
2008 October Service Mattson Slykhuis Dr. Mark E. Mattson (Assistant Professor, Physics; Assistant Director, Science and Mathematics Learning Center) and Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Assistant Professor, Education) were appointed to the 13-member core team to pilot the development and release of an open-source physics "flexbook" for Virginia. Their selection was announced Oct. 20 by Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra and Secretary of Education Tom Morris. The electronic material in the future Virginia Physics "Flexbook" will focus on high-school physics and will contain contemporary and emerging 21st century physics and modern laboratory experiments. 10
2008 October Service Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer Sr. (Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement) has been appointed as a member of the Army Education Advisory Committee, which provides independent advice and recommendations in matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, research policies and activities of the U.S. Army's educational programs. 10
2008 September Grant Buchholz Bernstein Dr. Florian P. Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. David H. Bernstein (Professor, Computer Science) received $141,583 from the U.S. Department of Justice to develop a file carving framework for computer forensics. 09
2008 September Grant Burtner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Disc Emission via a Bias-free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre" to contribute to the DEBRIS survey with analysis of the Herschel data, to follow up new sources with ground-based observations and to provide modeling. 09
2008 September Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Interim Head, Integrated Science and Technology; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received two grants from the Virginia Geographic Alliance — $5,000 to support the co-coordinators responsibilities associated with producing newsletters, traveling for alliance business at agencies and offices and alliance meetings and $5,000 to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the state. 09
2008 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
2008 September Grant Heydari Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) received $73,342 from the Department of Defense to obtain a scholarship in order to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of information technology for war fighting and the security of its infrastructure. 09
2008 September Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $207,375 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. 09
2008 September Grant Kolvoord Dr. Robert A. Kolvoord (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,476,668 from the National Science Foundation for "Bridging the Valley: A STEP Ahead for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Majors" to develop and implement a research design for monitoring STEP implementation among the four partners and to design and conduct an impact evaluation plan to collect data, track progress and evaluate student outcomes. 09
2008 September Grant MacDonald Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $275,484 from the National Science Foundation to identify and describe important ion-protein interactions that are involved in nucleotide binding and the salt induced stabilization of alternate RecA conformations. 09
2008 September Grant Martin Thelwell Sochacki Pruett Dr. Jason W. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics), Dr. James S. Sochacki (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Charles D. Pruett (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $50,000 from the National Science Foundation to acquire a single 16-core server and associated peripheral equipment. 09
2008 September Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $825 from the National String Project Consortium to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors from JMU to gain teaching experience while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 09
2008 September Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,500 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for Tangier Island Wind and Wind Outreach to examine regulatory and jurisdictional issues, identify a permitting framework and support continued collection of wind data. Miles received $10,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the Virginia Wind Energy Workshop to help local officials to consider advancements in wind power technology, potential impacts and benefits from development and challenges in both the site and permit process. 09
2008 September Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $1,800 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biologically relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents. 09
2008 September Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $264,063 from the National Science Foundation to construct PCAL, a large calorimeter for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility at the Jefferson Lab. 09
2008 September Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $6,099 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 09
2008 September Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $80,369 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. 09
2008 September Grant Pierrakos Anderson Kander Pappas Prins Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Robin D. Anderson (Associate Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies; Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director and Professor, Engineering), Dr. Eric C. Pappas (Associate Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation to expose engineering students to a broad range of problem-based learning environments, evaluate and assess students' learning outcomes, disseminate PBL practices and findings to the engineering community and establish science, technology, engineering and mathematics partners. 09
2008 September Grant Reed Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center of Loudoun County Inc. to establish a scholarship for a graduate speech-language pathology student in the Externship Semester of the Masters Program. 09
2008 September Grant Swayne Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $15,000 from Verizon for the HEF Thinkfinity Academy to increase literacy and educational achievement in Harrisonburg by supporting public school teachers in their use of the Thinkfinity.org Web site. Swayne received $10,000 from Dominion Foundation for the 2008 FIRST LEGO League Challenge: Climate Connections: Building a Global Game Plan to operate regional and state tournaments for the Virginia FIRST LEGO league. 09
2008 September Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $50,704 from the National Science Foundation to integrate new research in 3-D and 4-D geobrowser visualizations with undergraduate education in geoscience courses. 09
2008 September Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the U.S. Geological Survey for a Shenandoah River Watershed Land Cover History Workshop to convene experts to share and ascertain current knowledge regarding land use and land cover changes and their biophysical impacts in the watershed. 09
2008 September Honor Poag William R. (Randy) Poag (Retired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Laboratory Manager, Facilities Management) was inducted into the Nashville Auto-Diesel College Alumni Hall of Fame, in part for his leadership in biodiesel fuels adoption at JMU. Poag served as Facilities Management's liaison with academic departments at JMU, working with faculty and students on electric and compressed natural gas vehicle projects. Since retiring in 2005, he has continued to share his expertise with JMU. 09
2008 September Honor Rosser Jr. Cramer Jr. The 2008 conference on Dynamic Modeling in Economics and Finance was held Sept. 25-27 in honor of Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration). The conference at the University of Urbino in Italy was the first such event held to honor a JMU professor. 09
2008 September Honor Stoloff On behalf of the JMU Department of Psychology, Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) accepted the American Psychological Association Departmental Award for Culture of Service at an APA leadership meeting Oct. 4 in Tempe, Ariz. The award honors departments who stand out among their national peers in service to professional organizations, their university and their community and includes $5,000 to fund departmental activities. 09
2008 September Presentation Moore Dr. Kelli Moore (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Whither to Celebrate Whiteness? Bonding and the Inclusion of 'White' as Ethnic," at a conference on Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View from Abroad at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom in June. 09
2008 September Presentation Teske Dr. Robin Teske (Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Environmental Politics: Thinking About the Relationship Between the Local and the Global," at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. 09
2008 September Publication Adams Keller Dr. Melinda Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Jon Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) published "Rhetoric vs. Reality: U.S. Foreign Assistance to Africa under Bush 41 and Bush 43" in White House Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2. 09
2008 September Publication Adams Dr. Melinda Adams (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "Women's Executive Leadership in Africa: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Broader Patterns of Change," which was published in Politics & Gender, Vol. 4, No. 3. 09
2008 September Publication Cohen Dr. Marty Cohen (Assistant Professor, Political Science) is the co-author of a book, "The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform," which was published by the University of Chicago Press. 09
2008 September Publication Eksterowicz Hastedt Dr. Anthony Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Professor and Director, Justice Studies) co-edited a book, "The Presidencies of George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush: Like Father Like Son?" with NOVA Publishers. The book formed the basis of the Byrd Symposium on the two presidents at JMU in the spring of 2008. 09
2008 September Publication Ferraiolo Dr. Kathleen Ferraiolo (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "State Policy Innovation and the Federalism Implications of Direct Democracy," which was published in the 2008 Annual Review issue of Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 38: 3, pp. 488-514. 09
2008 September 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 "Realism Reconsidered: The Legacy of Hans Morgenthau in International Relations," edited by Michael C. Williams, which was published in American Foreign Policy Interests, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2008. 09
2008 September Publication Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote "Dynamic Discontinuities in Ecologic-Economic Systems," which was published as Chapter 10 in "Discontinuities in Ecosystems and Other Complex Systems," edited by Craig R. Allen and C.S. Holling, Columbia University Press, 2008, pp. 179-192. 09
2008 September Publication Scherpereel Dr. John Scherpereel (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote a book, "Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union," which was published by FirstForum Press, a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers. 09
2008 September Publication Skelley Dr. B. Douglas Skelley (Professor, Political Science) published "The Persistence of the Politics-Administration Dichotomy: An Additional Explanation" in Public Administration Quarterly. 09
2008 September Publication Ulanski Dr. Stanley L. Ulanski (Professor, Geology) wrote "The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic," which was published Sept. 8 by the University of North Carolina Press. 09
2008 August Grant Akerson Nye Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services and Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County 2008-09" to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting positive parenting, maternal and child health and optimal early development. 08
2008 August Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $598,796 from the U.S. Department of State to identify, gather, manage and distribute information, acting as an information clearinghouse, to stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. 08
2008 August Grant Beverly Kyger Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $119,759 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. 08
2008 August Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $4,320 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide faculty development to support efforts in planning and implementation of strategies for restructuring of JMU's early childhood special education five-year initial licensure preparation program toward and Inclusive Early Childhood Education dual licensure preprofessional program. 08
2008 August Grant Brakke Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to work with the forest service to conduct large-scale ecological studies on aquatic ecosystems in the eastern United States. 08
2008 August Grant DuVal Lamb Thomas E. DuVal (General Manager, WMRA-FM) and Susan Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $6,000 from NCO to tell unique and personal stories about how public broadcasting serves as a source for information, entertainment and empowerment. 08
2008 August Grant Foucar-Szocki Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Education _ $200,000 for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess, $200,000 for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess and $150,000 for the Blue Ridge ESOL Career Academy to increase English language access and attainment, thus increasing the skilled workforce in the Shenandoah Valley. 08
2008 August Grant Hendrickson Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Education _ $200,000 for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess, $200,000 for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess and $150,000 for the Blue Ridge ESOL Career Academy to increase English language access and attainment, thus increasing the skilled workforce in the Shenandoah Valley. 08
2008 August Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director, Office of Children and Youth) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fifth year of the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative to reduce the number of 12- to 18-year-olds participating in premarital sexual activities and other behaviors that lead to severe consequences. 08
2008 August Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $63,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support the newly formed Wind Power Applications and Technologies Team that serves statewide and national interests in the development of wind power on land and offshore. 08
2008 August Grant Hubbell Hartzler-Weakly Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director, Office of Children and Youth) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fifth year of the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative to reduce the number of 12- to 18-year-olds participating in premarital sexual activities and other behaviors that lead to severe consequences. 08
2008 August Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $20,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients. 08
2008 August Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $114,551 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services. 08
2008 August Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs for correctional educators. 08
2008 August Grant White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $6,100 from the Institute for the Study of Human Resources for summer fieldwork and research in Los Angeles. 08
2008 August Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $9,624 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to map the geology of the northeast quarter of the Stanley 7.5" quadrangle, along with providing support for JMU students engaged in research on the same area. 08
2008 August Honor Flaherty Dr. Theresa B. Flaherty (Professor, Marketing), who is the portal editor for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Business Editorial Board, was among the eight members of the board awarded the MERLOT House Cup to recognize the level of contributions made to the organization's collection of materials. 08
2008 August Presentation Rosser Jr. Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" as the keynote address at the Workshop on Visions and Challenges for the Social Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in August. Rosser presented the same paper at the annual meetings of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in August. 08
2008 August Presentation White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Mixing Methods, Bridging Gaps: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding Students," at the Association for Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference in Seattle Aug. 4. White and Crit Stuart also led a postconference workshop, "Jump Starting the Assessment of Library Learning Spaces," Aug. 6. 08
2008 August Publication Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) wrote an article, "Gridwork: Gambian Colonial Photography," which was published in Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture 2:42-58. 08
2008 August Publication Kruck Teer Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science), Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. W.A. Christian wrote an article, "GSLAP: A Graph-Based Web Analysis Tool," which was published in Industrial Management and Data Systems, 108, (2), 162-172. 08
2008 August Publication Kruck Teer Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote an article, "Computer Security Practices and Perceptions of the Next Generation of Corporate Computer Users," which was published in the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, January-March 2008, 2, (1), 80-90. 08
2008 August Publication Pierson Kruck Dr. Joan K. Pierson (Professor Emerita, Information and Decision Sciences), Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote an article, "Trends in Names of Undergraduate Computer-Related Majors in AACSB-Accredited Schools of Business in the USA," which has been accepted for publication in the winter 2008-09 issue of The Journal of Computer Information Systems. 08
2008 August Grant Shonk Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) and P. Chelladurai wrote an article, "Service quality, satisfaction and intent to return in Event Sport Tourism," which was published in the Journal of Sport Management, 22(5), 587-602. 08
2008 August Publication Pierson Kruck Teer Dr. Joan K. Pierson (Professor Emerita, Information and Decision Sciences), Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote an article, "Trends in Names of Undergraduate Computer-Related Majors in AACSB-Accredited Schools of Business in the USA," which has been accepted for publication in the winter 2008-09 issue of The Journal of Computer Information Systems. 08
2008 May Exhibition Maune Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) exhibited a series of mixed-media works May 23-June 25 at CoArt Gallery in Staunton. The exhibition, "Monhegan," is a collection of artworks created from his visits to Monhegan Island, Maine. 05
2008 May Grant Augustine Hughes Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $55,000 from the National Science Foundation to complete a study of the physio-chemical properties of surface modified polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane-copolymer materials when exposed to plasma and chemical environments. 05
2008 May Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $155,430 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 mind deterioration. 05
2008 May Grant Brodrick Tumer Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Tiffany Tumer (Air Quality Outreach Coordinator, Integrated Science and Technology) received $79,617 from the Economic Development Commission for "Ozone Outreach for Winchester and Frederick County" to increase the understanding of health consequences of ozone reduction measures. 05
2008 May Grant Cushman Enedy Dr. Pauline K. Cushman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $5,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance for "Landscape as Text: Transect Virginia '06" to tour through the five physical regions of Virginia teaching the physical, human, economic and historical geography of the commonwealth. 05
2008 May Grant Daniel Dr. Janet C. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Identification of Amino Acid Motifs Involved in the Determination of Substrate Specificity of the STP1 Hexose Transporter of Arabidopsis thaliana." 05
2008 May Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $7,515 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate research opportunities for a JMU student to work in the NIST laboratories. 05
2008 May Grant Downey MacDonald Handal Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina MacDonald Handal (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation to support a regional summer undergraduate research in chemistry site that includes deaf and hard-of-hearing participants. 05
2008 May Grant Downey Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 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 of implementing the management as developed in the forest plan. 05
2008 May Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $85,061 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct a cultural resource survey on a set of land parcels totaling approximately 690 acres on the grounds of the company in Middletown, Va. 05
2008 May Grant Griscom Dr. Heather P. Griscom (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Shifting Competitive Hierarchy? Implications for Restoration of the American Chestnut, Castanea dentata" to address the seedling performance of three dominant canopy tree species in manipulated forest gaps in the Shenandoah Valley. 05
2008 May Grant MacDonald Handal Dr. Gina MacDonald Handal (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $5,500 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for the Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Undergraduate Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry to fund an exceptional undergraduate student to carry out chemistry research. 05
2008 May Grant Hawk Dr. William J. Hawk (Head, Philosophy and Religion; Professor, Philosophy) received $5,590 from Hiroshima University to videotape lectures in Japan and sent them to students for educational purposes. 05
2008 May Grant Heydari Greenwald Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Steven J. Greenwald (Adjunct Professor, Information Security Program) received $15,000 from the National Security Agency to provide conference travel funds for 2008 New Security Paradigms Workshop participants. 05
2008 May Grant Johnson Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $24,910 from the University of California for "Hydroxyl in Rutile: An Oxygen and Water Barometer" to fund an undergraduate researcher to prepare samples for infrared spectroscopic analysis. 05
2008 May Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,800 from the National Science Foundation to plan and initiate an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project in Malta between faculty members from JMU and the University of Malta. 05
2008 May Grant Niculescu Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) and Dr. Gabriel Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,626 from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to participate in the research and development of the MINERvA Detector. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Newbold Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold (Director, Research Development) received $1,162,776 from I2 Inc. to provide a visual investigative analysis software license. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Lane Kander Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance), Dr. Malcolm G. Lane (Head and Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $992,284 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. 05
2008 May Grant Noftsinger Knight Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Elizabeth B. Knight (Director, Economic Development, Research and Public Service) received $46,458 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. 05
2008 May Grant Nye Williams Dr. Susan B. Nye (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) and Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $698 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities for Rockbridge County school teachers. 05
2008 May Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $285,656 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region SBDC to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 05
2008 May Grant Rudmin Dr. Joseph W. Rudmin (Professor, Physics) received $4,200 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide undergraduate research opportunities for a JMU student to work in the NIST laboratories. 05
2008 May Grant Scully Dr. Sean T. Scully (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Neutrino Constraints on the Origin of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays" to determine the signatures of the competing proposed models to improve cosmic ray data. 05
2008 May Grant Seifert Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to focus on the roles of srr-2 and accessory secretory genes on the pathogenesis of the highly virulent lineage of serotype III group B streptococci. 05
2008 May Grant Sternberger Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) received $1,000 from the SAGE Project to assist with a survey. 05
2008 May Grant Wood Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; 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. 05
2008 May Honor Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) was selected as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Academic Advising Faculty Category by the National Academic Advising Association. Barron will accept the award Oct. 1 during the NACADA Annual Conference in Chicago. 05
2008 May Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was included in "Who's Who in American Education, 2007-2008" and "Who's Who in America 2008."Grayson was chosen as an Outstanding Educator for 2008 at JMU by the Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Delta Delta. She also received the Gettysburg College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2008. 05
2008 May Honor Guerrier Nancy Guerrier (Teacher, Young Children's Program, College of Education) was honored May 7 as the 2008 recipient of the Mildred Dickerson Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award by the Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Dickerson was the teacher of Madison College's first nursery school that opened as a part of the Anthony-Seeger Campus School in 1958. 05
2008 May Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Storytelling as instructional pedagogy," at the 20th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held in West Pomona, Calif., in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Andre Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students J. Huddleston and C. Chevalier presented a poster, "Exploring the characteristics of blind-walking to targets," presented in March at the 54th annual Southeastern Psychological Association conference, held in Charlotte, N.C., in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Borg Dr. Kevin L. Borg (Associate Professor, History) presented "The Texture of Business and Industry in Turn-of-the-Century Harrisonburg" May 6 as part of a series of lectures exploring local historical change in preparation for the June 7 Court Days Festival. Borg's lecture explored the businesses that thrived in Harrisonburg in the years surrounding 1900, including cigar marking, tanneries, a draft-horse market and early utilities. 05
2008 May Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Graduate Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and student P. Wickline presented a paper, "A Qualitative Study of the Pre-employment Personality Functioning of 100 Police Officers Using the Rorschach Comprehensive System," at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, held in New Orleans in March. 05
2008 May Presentation Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Child sexual abuse prevention: How effective?" at Prevention Works: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in Richmond in April. 05
2008 May Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Rape or just a bad night? Responses from victims and observers," the keynote address at the Radford Conference on Gender in April. 05
2008 May Presentation Nusser Dr. Nancy Nusser (Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Design) presented a paper, "De-Westernizing Theory and Practice of New Social Movements: The Indigenous Production of Transnational Media Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico," at the 2008 Conference of the International Communication Association, held in Montreal in May. 05
2008 May Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) organized a conference, "Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Economic Complexity," which drew participants from three continents to JMU May 17. A special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, edited by Rosser, will appear containing some of the papers presented at the conference. Rosser delivered the conference's plenary presentation, "Is a Transdisciplinary Perspective on Economic Complexity Possible?" 05
2008 May Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Knowing psychology, teaching psychology: We preach, but do we practice?" as the W. Harold Moon Invited Keynote Address at the 20th Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference held in Atlanta in February. 05
2008 May Presentation Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Living on the edge: The value of failure, making mistakes, and screwing up," an invited keynote address at the Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference held in Atlanta in February. 05
2008 May Presentation Irons Saville Zinn Several psychology faculty and students presented posters and symposium sessions in March at the 79th Eastern Psychological Association conference in Boston.
  • Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor) and students J.P. Erb, B.P. Jarvis and K.A. Kiel,"Cigarette smoking among college students: Characterization and contingency management."
  • Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor) and C.J. Correia, "Oh the places we'll go: Contingency management as a research tool and clinical intervention for substance abuse."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students B.L. Atkins and C.R. Gesualdi, "Is effort discounting best described by a hyperbolic or exponential function?"
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students A.R. Gisbert, J. Kopp and C. Telesco, "Internet addiction and impulsivity in college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor), "Interteaching: Bringing behavioral education into the 21st century" and "Teaching psychology as a career in high school and college."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and student M.N. Thompson, "Interteaching, delay discounting, and effort discounting."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and colleagues D. Finely, K. Goodwin and R. Wesp, "Entering the academic marketplace: Advice from the experts."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students K. Marchuk and E. Huffer, "I feel better when you do worse: A look at maximization and social comparison."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students J.N. Shalon, M. Slater and S. Irby, "Reactions to male and female professors' helping and civic virtue behaviors."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students S.L. Thachik, S. Irby, J.N. Shalon and M. Slater, "Are you ready for the real world?: An evaluation of two career development courses."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students V.L. Varfolomeeva, J. Kopp and S. Irby,"Entitlement in college students."
  • Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and students K.Y. Wheeler and C. Mason, "Maximization, regret, and major satisfaction in college students."
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2008 May Presentation Saville Zinn Serdikoff Several psychology faculty and students presented posters in March at the 4th annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Harrisonburg.
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students B.L. Atkins and C.R. Gesualdi, "Effort discounting in a sample of college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor) and students A.R. Gisbert and J. Kopp, "The relation between delay discounting and self-reported Internet use in college students."
  • Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor), Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor), "Interteaching: The impact of prep guides."
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2008 May Publication Cash Dr. Jean W. Cash (Professor, English) and Keith Perry of Dalton State College edited "Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South," a collection of essays by the late Mississippi native. Published by the University Press of Mississippi, the collection considers the work of the writer who is recognized as an exemplar of minimalist writing of the contemporary South. 05
2008 May Publication Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) published an online article, "Ex-Gay Politics on Campus," for Campus Pride, a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups. 05
2008 May Publication Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "A guide to teaching research methods in psychology," which was recently published by Blackwell, Malden, Mass. Saville also published "Single-subject designs" in The Handbook of Psychology in the 21st Century, edited by S. F. Davis and W. Buskist. 05
2008 May Publication Saville Zinn Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) published "Educational goals related to the research experience" in Developing, promoting, & sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology, edited by R.L. Miller, R.F. Rycek, E. Balcetis, S.T. Barney, B.C. Beins, S.R. Burns, R. Smith and M.E. Ware. 05
2008 May Service Abrahamson Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) is serving the second year of a three-year term as a board member of the International Society for Explorations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He is also serving as a reviewer for The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 05
2008 May Service Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) served on the Long Range Planning Committee, G. Stanley Hall and Harold Kirk Wolfe Nomination Committee, and Grants Activities Taskforce for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). 05
2009 January Grant Bannigan Dr. Alex Bannigan (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $18,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to better understand the molecular mechanisms of mitosis in plants and how they differ from animals. 01
2009 January Grant Bechtel Dr. Marta K. Bechtel (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate a potential role for lacritin in keratocyte cell proliferation and wound healing. 01
2009 January Grant Benzing Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $65,000 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for "Chesapeake 2000 Implementation" to assist with development of implementation plans for nonpoint source pollution related to total maximum daily loads through Virginia's Water Quality Monitoring Information and Restoration Act. 01
2009 January Grant Beverly Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $20,941 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Institute of Higher Education Council for the Early Education of Children with Disabilities to facilitate general membership meetings and a general membership and early childhood special education providers conference. 01
2009 January Grant Bloss Dr. Timothy A. Bloss (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $25,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to characterize the roles of ICD-1 and ICD-2 in repression of apoptosis and to study how this repression is released in cells fated to die. 01
2009 January Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $8,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "'Tell Me Your Names': A Seminar on the Poetry of Lucille Clifton" that will support Virginia high-school English teachers and university faculty members in teaching skills improvement. 01
2009 January Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $34,600 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to provide service coordination and special instruction services in the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. 01
2009 January Grant Hubbell Nye Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Christopher B. Nye (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 $44,200 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse and mental health services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region. 01
2009 January Grant Hurney Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Associate Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to investigate embryonic segmentation and tail development in the four-toed salamander. 01
2009 January Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the active site of N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid amidase to elucidate the structure-activity relationships of its binding and catalytic sites, with the ultimate goal of designing potent and selective inhibitors of this enzyme. 01
2009 January Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the American Wind Energy Association for the Virginia Wind Energy Workshop to help local officials consider advancements in wind power technology, potential effects and benefits from development and challenges in the siting and permitting process. 01
2009 January Grant Minbiole Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Amphibian Protection: Antifungal Agents of Beneficial Bacteria on Salamander Skins" to expand knowledge and understanding of the complex relationship of symbionts and microbial ecology as well as to develop new strategies in amphibian conservation. 01
2009 January Grant Monroe Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Subcellular localization of nine beta-amylases of Arabidopsis thaliana." 01
2009 January Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $29,712 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. 01
2009 January Grant Paulson Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to describe a set of experiments using double-walled nanotubes as a test system in which both electrical properties and atomic structure of two well understood objects can be measured. 01
2009 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, to expand student participation and to carry out administrative responsibilities for the Visual Impairments Consortium. 01
2009 January Grant Wilson Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $3,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to hold a workshop on using Internet-based technologies and standards for the visual representation of historical processes. 01
2009 January Honor Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was elected to Fellow status in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). 01
2009 January Presentation Andre Baker Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented "Psychology as a Natural Science Online" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Apple Barron Irons Lawrence Reis-Bergan Saville Zinn Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A few of our favorite things: Activities and demonstrations for teaching psychology" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Apple Reis-Bergan Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Online Tools to Promote Student Collaboration" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Baker Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented "Education in a virtual world: An introduction to Second Life" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. Baker also presented, with S. Lantinga and S. Frantz, "Workable course policies: Meaning what we say" and, with S. Frantz and R. Frickle, "Why do you have a syllabus? And do you really need one?" at the meeting. 01
2009 January Presentation Baker Reis-Bergan Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Going Virtual: An Introduction to Second Life" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Buch and S. Spaulding presented "The what, why and how of creating a Psychology Learning Community" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), E. Ovitt, L. Krakosky and J. Koepfler presented "Using the MMPI-2 RC Scales to Predict Performance in Police Officers" and "Using the IAT Reasoning Test to Predict Aggression in Police Officers" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Walnut Creek, Calif., October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Brewster Buffington-Vollum Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies), D. Englert, J. Koepfler, C. Tussey, E. Ovitt and L. Krakosky presented "Characteristics of Decredentialed Federal Agents in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology in Walnut Creek, Calif., October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K. Van Eck, B. Hoza, A.Y. Mikami and J.S. Owens presented "Social impairment for children and adolescents with ADHD: Etiology and intervention" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Evans Serpell Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K. Van Eck, D. Crowley and K. Flory presented "Goal orientation and academic achievement for middle school students with ADHD" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Evans Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), J.M. Sadler, O.A. Christensen, C.E. Brady, K. Sax and C. Rainear presented "The effect of pacing on academic interventions in a six-week Summer Treatment Program" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November, 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Harris Kaplan Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Ulas Kaplan (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Comprehensive Hybrid Course Development" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology) presented "Ancient Afrikan Spiritual Architecture" at the National African-American Student Leadership Conference at Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., Jan. 16. 01
2009 January Presentation Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), K.A. Schmidtke, J. Johnson, K. Martin and M. Sylvester presented "Does Caffeine Function as a Flavoring Agent in Sodas?: A systematic replication of Griffiths and Vernotica" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Kahn Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) presented "Teaching the Psychology of Women" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Pastor Barron Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), B.J. Miller and S.L. Davis presented "A latent profile analysis of college students' achievement goal orientation" at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association in Rocky Hill, Conn., October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Paugh Dr. Amy Paugh (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented "Siblings as Agents of Language Maintenance and Change in Dominica, West Indies" at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Reis-Bergan Baker Apple Zinn Dr. Monica J. Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Faculty-Student Communication, Beyond Face to Face" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Saville Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "From laboratory to lecture hall: Applying psychology in the classroom" at the 116th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston, August 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Schultz Evans Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), K. Sax, O. Christensen, E. Leighton-Herrmann, B. Shribman and the WGBH Interactive Kids Group presented "The efficacy of a ten-session parent training program in reducing caregiver strain in families of children with ADHD" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Schultz Evans Dr. Brandon Schultz (Adjunct Faculty, Psychology; School Consultant, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center), Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center; Professor, Psychology), C. Rainear and K. Van Eck presented "Assessing clinically significant change for participants of the Challenging Horizons Program" at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, Fla., November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Technology and Learning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at the South Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Atlanta, October 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Stewart Talley Dr. Anne Stewart (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), K. Luci, J.C. Kasey, M. Kushwaha, M. Stanley and E. Ackerman presented "Promoting multicultural awareness in pre-professional health care service providers" at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology 19th International Congress in Bremen, Germany, in July 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Stoloff Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Deal With It!" at the annual meeting of the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology in Atlanta, November 2008. 01
2009 January Presentation Talley Serpell Pastor Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Zewelanji N. Serpell (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Sociocultural instruction within the General Education Curriculum: Using multicultural training to enhance learning objectives" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, June 2008. 01
2009 January Publication Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) edited a special issue on Visual Latin America of Visual Anthropology Review, Vol. 24:2, Fall 2008. 01
2009 January Publication Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote, with Jungwoo Ryoo, Tae Hwan Oh and Seungjae Shin, "A Comprehensive Readiness Assessment Framework for Identity Theft Safeguards in Web-Based Electronic Government Systems," which was published in Electronic Government: An International Journal, pp. 19-40, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009. Choi also wrote "Green Technology in IT and Communication," a technical report published by the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association in January. 01
2009 January Publication Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote four articles, "Mandatory reporting,""Virginia's picture,""Virginia's online mandatory reporter training" and "The Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia," which were published in the fall 2008 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter. 01
2009 January Publication Majors Inman Majors' (Assistant Professor, English) third novel, "The Millionaires," was published by W.W. Norton and Co. Inc. in January. 01
2009 January Publication Solometo Geib Dr. Julie Solometo (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Phil R. Geib of the University of New Mexico published "An Unfinished Folsom Point Base for NE Arizona" in Current Research in the Pleistocene, 2008, vol. 25. 01
2009 January Service Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) served on the editorial consulting boards for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Journal of Experimental Education. 01
2009 January Service Daniel Dr. David Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the managing editor for the Mind, Brain, and Education Journal that was named the 2007 Best New Journal-Social Sciences and Humanities by the Association of American Publishers' professional and scholarly publishing division. 01
2009 January Service Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity. 01
2009 January Service Lawrence Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology) is serving as chair of the Planning Committee for the June 2009 Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. 01
2009 January Service Lee Dr. Matthew Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was the co-chair for the 2008 Asian American Psychological Association convention Volunteer Committee. Lee serves as an editor for the APA's Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology journal. 01
2009 January Service Stoloff Dr. Michael Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) is the Web master and a member of the board of directors of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. Stoloff also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology. 01
2009 January Service Zinn Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) serves as the program coordinator for the Teaching Institute for the Association for Psychological Science. Zinn is a member of the Teaching Awards Committee, AP Review Committee and co-chair of the Involvement Task Force for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She also serves as a consulting editor for the society. 01
2009 January Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $32,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services. 01
2009 February Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $46,846 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to address the archaeological recovery, interpretation, analysis and report preparation phases for two historically significant archaeological sites that will be affected by planned quarry construction. 02
2009 February Grant Hubbell Nye Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Christopher B. Nye (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 $5,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements and food, substance abuse and mental health services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region. 02
2009 February Grant May Dr. Christine L. May (Faculty Research Associate, Stream Ecology, Geology and Environmental Science) received $4,400 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "The Influence of Sediment Deposition on the Emergence Success of Juvenile Salmonids." 02
2009 February Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $74,404 from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish goals and objectives and to provide leadership in support of curriculum development that addresses issues and technologies pertinent to wind power, to interact with potential stakeholders at other higher-education institutions and to collaborate with mid-Atlantic wind working groups. 02
2009 February Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $1,996 from the All Hazards Consortium for two undergraduate students to participate in the AHC Border Coordination Summit. 02
2009 February Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 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. 02
2009 February Grant ODonoghue Dr. Cynthia R. O'Donoghue (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $4,994 from the Virginia Department of Education to conduct an introductory-intermediate-level seminar that discusses the essential components for evaluating dysphagia in schools via the VDOE Dysphagia Best Practice Guidelines. 02
2009 February Grant Pierrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to understand what students learn during undergraduate research and industry experiences and how they use and transfer complex solving problem skills in new settings. 02
2009 February Grant Rife Monroe Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $97,204 from the National Science Foundation for the Shenandoah Valley Consortium in Molecular Biology to provide students with research experiences with faculty mentors that expose them to ethical issues in science and give them practice in communicating scientific ideas. 02
2009 February 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 production of the professional journal in 2009. 02
2009 February Grant Shaeffer Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $19,116 from the U.S. Army to provide a Strategic Communications course for Army personnel. 02
2009 February Grant Tracy Dr. Megan E. Tracy (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $8,070 from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on changes in conceptions of accountability and transparency due to the ongoing melamine scandal in China's dairy industry. 02
2009 February Honor Flamiano Dr. Dolores L. Flamiano (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) has been selected to receive a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, "A Good Picture is Hard to Kill: Hansel Mieth and Social Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1949," about the photojournalist who worked on the staff of LIFE magazine. Flamiano's work is designated a "We the People" project that encourages the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture. Flamianois the third JMU faculty member to receive the NEH summer stipend. 02
2009 February Honor Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) was selected for a 2009 Monette-Horwitz Trust Award for her research and service in support of the LGBTQ community and in combating homophobia. The awardees will be announced at the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards ceremony in New York. 02
2009 February Presentation Brewer Dr. Benjamin D. Brewer (Assistant Professor, Sociology) presented a paper, "Global Commodity Chains, Income Inequalities and World-Systems Analysis: The Missing Link of Inequality and the Upgrading Paradox," at the "Losing Our Chains: Rethinking the Commodity Chain through Disarticulations" workshop, held at Florida Atlantic University in February. 02
2009 February Presentation Choi Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "Network Security for Cyber War," with Matthew Diana and Allison Johnson, at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, held in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 18-20. 02
2009 February Presentation Kaussler Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Economic Survival versus Deterrence: Iran's Ambiguous Persian Gulf Policy," at the Naval Academy's "Gulf and the Globe Conference," held in Annapolis in January. 02
2009 February Presentation Linder Dr. Fletcher Linder (Director, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies; Associate Professor, Anthropology) wrote a paper, "Crafting Big Bodies: Reaching for Beauty, Struggling with Justice," which was presented by Stephanie Sadre-Orafai of New York University at the American Anthropological Association Conference, held in San Francisco in November 2008. 02
2009 February Presentation Scherpereel Dr. John Scherpereel (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented a paper, "Religion, Politics and Belonging in the EU-27 and Turkey: Worlds Apart?" at the International Studies Association annual meeting, held in New York in February. 02
2009 February Presentation Yang Keller Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Jonathan W. Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) presented their paper, "Problem Representation and the Poliheuristic Theory of Decision-making," at the 2009 meeting of the International Studies Association, held in New York Feb. 15-18. 02
2009 February Publication Hammond Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) wrote "Earthborn from the Same Mother: Another Look at Elements of Equality within Plato's Political Vision," which was published in Polis. Hammond also has an encyclopedia of Political Theory now in print from Greenwood Press. 02
2009 February Publication Keller Yang Dr. Jonathan W. Keller (Assistant Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Yi Edward Yang (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "Empathy and Strategic Interaction in Crises: An Poliheuristic Perspective," which was published in Foreign Policy Analysis, 5(2), 77-97. 02
2009 February Publication Koski Dr. Chris J. Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote, with Christian Breunig, an article, "Punctuated Budgets and Governors' Institutional Powers," which was published in American Politics Research. Koski also wrote, with Breunig and Peter Mortenson, an article, "Budget Dynamics in Comparative Perspective," which was published in the International Review of Comparative Politics. 02
2009 March 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 services to promote positive parenting, health and child development. 03
2009 March Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $74,768 from Strategic Analysis Inc. to conduct an initial search of identified research, training and education initiatives related to irregular warfare. 03
2009 March Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $15,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for "Disc Emission via a Bias-Free Reconnaissance in the Infrared/Sub-millimetre" to contribute to the DEBRIS survey with analysis of the Herschel data, to follow up new sources with ground-based observations and to provide modeling. 03
2009 March Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the 2009 Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program. 03
2009 March Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $18,654 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. 03
2009 March Grant Hubbell Webb Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Catherine J. Webb (Instructor, Nursing) received $61,000 from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for "The Precious Time" to provide families of children with disabilities an opportunity to take a break from the demands of constant care giving. 03
2009 March Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $81,405 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming. Hubbell received $28,735 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to provide service coordination and special instruction services through the Infant and Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley. 03
2009 March Grant Hughes Augustine Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $126,000 from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary materials science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at JMU 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 within the REU and at regional and national meetings. 03
2009 March Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $3,325 from the National String Project Consortium to support the second year of the JMU String Project by creating assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain hands-on teaching experiences to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 03
2009 March Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $11,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop an active lacritin construct as an efficacious, nontoxic topical treatment. 03
2009 March Grant Niculescu Giovanetti Dr. M. Ioana Niculescu (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Gabriel X. Niculescu (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Kevin L. Giovanetti (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $111,643 from the National Science Foundation to explore hadron structure physics, specifically the transition between the perturbative and the non-perturbative regimes, quark confinement and hadronization and measurements of fundamental quantities, such as the muon lifetime. 03
2009 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 through 12th grade education at the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Gala. 03
2009 March Grant Papadakis Dr. Maria C. Papadakis (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,000 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 region. 03
2009 March Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $102,443 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. 03
2009 March Grant Spindel Dr. Jonathan H. Spindel (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $500 from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance to explore the use of active video gaming to treat dizziness and balance disorders through vestibular rehabilitation therapy. 03
2009 March Grant Williams Dr. Jacqueline A. Williams (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for the 2009 Health and Physical Education Content/Teaching Institute. 03
2009 March Honor Grayson Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) is one of eight women honored by the Library of Virginia's 2009 Virginia Women in History project, which recognizes women, past and present, who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation and the world. Grayson was honored at a March 26 reception held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. 03
2009 March Honor Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received the 2009 Maude A. Stewart Award, which is presented annually to an alumnus of The Ohio State University who demonstrates exceptional leadership, service or innovation in the profession of higher education and student affairs. Noftsinger earned a master of arts in higher education administration and student affairs from Ohio State in 1987. 03
2009 March Presentation Ott Dr. John W. Ott (Associate Professor, Art History) presented "Supervision: Landscapes of Systems and Management in the Gilded Age" for the session "Re-viewing the American Landscape" at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles in February. 03
2009 March Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) gave the opening address on "The U.S. Africa Command: The Strategic Assumptions" at an international conference on "Conflict, Human Security, and Energy: African Reaction to the New U.S. Africa Command" at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh on March 20. Pham presented "Looking Ahead at the Strategic Implications of China's Expansion in Africa" at a conference on "China in Africa: Energy and Influence" at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., on March 27. 03
2009 March Presentation Robinson Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) and Ric Chollar of George Mason University presented "Effective Strategies for Proposing and Implementing a Curriculum in LGBTQ Studies" at the Generation Equality/Equality Virginia annual conference held at the University of Virginia in March. 03
2009 March Presentation Taalman Dr. Laura Taalman (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) presented a lecture on sudoku puzzles and their variants, with emphasis on links to many mathematical problems, March 20 at the Spring Research Conference sponsored by the Brigham Young University mathematics department. 03
2009 March Presentation White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) presented a paper, "Quality vs. Quantity: The Historic Relevance of Narrative, Life History and Fiction in the Struggle for Homosexual Rights," in March at the Global Arc of Justice: Sexual Orientation Law Around the World, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles. White presented "Marry, Mary! (Quite Contrary): Homosexual Marriage in ONE Magazine, 1953-1959" at the 16th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, held in February in Washington, D.C. 03
2009 March Publication Eksterowicz Hastedt Dr. Anthony Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Glenn Hastedt (Professor, Justice Studies) co-edited a book, "The Presidency of the United States: New Issues and Developments," for NOVA Publishers. 03
2009 March Publication Hanifi Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (Assistant Professor, History) wrote "Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier," which was published in March by Columbia University Press. Part of the Gutenberg-e history monograph series, Hanifi's work is the first monograph-length treatment of the economy and society of 19th century Afghanistan and the first sustained consideration of British Indian colonialism's effect on the country. It is available on an open access Web site at http://www.gutenberg-e.org/hanifi/. 03
2009 March Publication Koski Dr. Chris Koski (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote, with Josh Nickerson and Christopher Filippi, an article, "Linear Longitudinal Decline in Fractional Anisotropy in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Preliminary Results," which was published in Clinical Neuroradiology. 03
2009 March Publication Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Strait Talk," a commentary about the link between the publication by the Defense Department of the report on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China 2009 and U.S. relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, which was published March 30 on National Interest online, the Web edition of the foreign policy journal. Pham wrote an essay, "Been There, Doing That: America's Ongoing Security Engagement in Africa," in which he defends the leadership of AFRICOM. The essay was published in an issue of Contemporary Security Policy focusing on "The Troubled Rise of AFRICOM." 03
2009 March Publication White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote a book, "Pre-Gay L.A.: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights," which was published by the University of Illinois Press. 03
2009 March Publication Wood Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) and Scott Niederjohn of Lakeland College wrote an article, "Keynesian, Monetarist and Supply-Side Policies: An Old Debate Gets New Life," which was published in Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. 03
2009 March Service White Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) has been hired as a principal investigator in a research project at Rutgers University whereby he will constitute and lead a core and project teams to redesign Rutgers University Libraries' Web interface. 03
2009 April Grant Barlow Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $65,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense to oversee Technology Section of the Journal of Mine Action. 04
2009 April Grant Butner Dr. Harold M. Butner (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $38,210 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. 04
2009 April Grant Coverstone C. Scott Coverstone (Deputy Chief, Public Safety) received $34,185 from the Harrisonburg Police Department to enhance police enforcement through Mobile Cop technology in police vehicles. 04
2009 April Grant DePaolis Dr. Rory A. DePaolis (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $32,745 from the University of York to explore the differences in infant directed speech between American and British-English. 04
2009 April Grant Downey MacDonald Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry) and Dr. Gina M. MacDonald (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $102,526 from the National Science Foundation for "Summer Undergraduate Research in Chemistry: A Regional REU Site that Includes Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Participants, Year 3" to provide research experiences for undergraduates that include opportunities in sub-disciplines including analytical, biochemistry, synthesis, natural products and spectroscopy. 04
2009 April Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $76,658 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct cultural resource investigations on archaeological sites on the Northern Reserve Parcel southwest of Middletown, Va. 04
2009 April 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 $356,909 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. 04
2009 April Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $12,920 from the Community Resource Center to provide payroll services for the Community Resource Center staff and $5,722 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries, maximizing rehabilitation and contributing to the community. 04
2009 April Grant Martin Dr. Carla D. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $5,000 from the Mathematical Association of America for the Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Young Women to offer a day of hands-on mathematical workshops for young women in grades 7 through 10, their teachers and parents. 04
2009 April Grant Nye Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,420 from the Virginia Department of Health to design, direct, implement and evaluate the Virginia WISEWOMAN/Every Woman's Life project that focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services. 04
2009 April Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Counselor Institute) received $307,330 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
2009 April Grant Tongen Thelwell Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Roger J. Thelwell (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $27,030 from the Mathematical Association of America for "M3: Mentoring Minorities in Mathematics" to sponsor minority students interested in participating in JMU's National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. 04
2009 April Grant Whisnant Dr. C. Steven Whisnant (Head and Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $55,584 from the National Science Foundation for "The Study of Intermediate Energy Photonuclear Physics with Polarized Beams and Targets, Year 3" to investigate the properties of the nucleon and nucleon resonances through Compton scattering and the production of mesons using polarized beams and targets. 04
2009 April Grant Wilson William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received three grants from the Center for Civic Education - $95,119 for the second annual "We the People" National Middle-School Institute and $89,180 and $85,538 for the seventh annual "We the People" National Elementary Institutes. 04
2009 April Honor Apple Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the recipient of a 2009 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the academic advising faculty category from the National Academic Advising Association. Apple will be recognized for his contributions to the improvement of academic advising Sept. 30 during the NACADA Annual Conference in San Antonio. 04
2009 April Honor Harris Rich Harris (Director, Community Service-Learning) is the recipient of the inaugural Leadership Award for Campus and Community Engagement from Campus Compact. Harris received the award April 21 from the national association of more than 1,100 public and private college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. 04
2009 April Honor Lane Chandra M. Lane (Academic and Career Advisor, Career and Academic Planning) is the recipient of a 2009 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the academic advising primary role category from the National Academic Advising Association. Lane will be recognized for her contributions to the improvement of academic advising Sept. 30 during the NACADA Annual Conference in San Antonio. 04
2009 April Honor Noftsinger Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been appointed to the 2009 Senior Fellows class of the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. Noftsinger, one of 30 people selected for the current class, was chosen based on his individual expertise in critical infrastructure protection, information assurance, and science and technology policy. The members of the 2009 class are drawn from government, academia and the nonprofit and private sectors. 04
2009 April Honor Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) has accepted an invitation from James K. Galbraith, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Economists for Peace and Security, to serve as a Fellow of the society. Fellows constitute the governing body of the society above the Board of Directors. Economists for Peace and Society was founded in 1989 by Nobel Prize winners Kenneth J. Arrow and Lawrence Klein. 04
2009 April Presentation Buckley Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) gave the keynote address on "Excluded Aesthetics: Skin Bleaching and Portrait Photography in The Gambia, West Africa" at the Photography, Ethics and Aesthetics Symposium at Case Western Reserve University, April 17. 04
2009 April Presentation Pham Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) discussed the legal challenges presented by Somali piracy as a panelist in an April 16 Web seminar sponsored by the Harvard University Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. 04
2009 April Presentation Poulson Dr. Stephen Poulson (Assistant Professor, Sociology) and JMU students Alicia Breig (Justice Studies), Christine Clarke (Communications) and Jessie Dodson (Sociology) presented "The Logic of Ethnic and Religious Violence in Iraq" at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, International Law and Collective Violence at Davis & Elkins College, April 17. 04
2009 April Presentation Spivey Robinson Dr. Sue E. Spivey (Professor, Justice Studies) and Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Assistant Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) presented "Precursors to Genocide?" at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, International Law and Collective Violence at Davis & Elkins College, April 18. 04
2009 April Publication Blake Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) wrote an article, "The Dynamics of Economic Integration in Venezuela and Their Implications for the FTAA Process," which was published in Law and Business Review of the Americas, 15, #1 (2009), 81-103. 04
2009 April Publication Buckley Lewis Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Laura A. Lewis (Professor, Anthropology) co-edited the journal Visual Anthropology Review (25:1). 04
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "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), 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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), 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Honor Cavazos Dr. David E. Cavazos (Assistant Professor, Management) was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Whitehead Elisabeth K. Whitehead (Part-time Faculty, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication) published a chapbook of poetry in early 2009. 11
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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