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Scholarly News Database

The scholarly news database contains a record of grants, publications, awards, honors, service and other scholarly work by JMU faculty and staff. News items about grants are provided monthly by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Faculty are responsible for providing the other types of news. Faculty news can be submitted by e-mail to Janet Smith at smithjl@jmu.edu or online via our online form at http://www.jmu.edu/madisonscholar/scholarly-news/submit/index.shtml.

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2016 July Grant Bowers

Dr. John C. Bowers (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $14,388 from Smith College to enhance understanding of how the three-dimensional structure of large molecular assemblies relates to their biological functions.

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2016 July Grant Coffman, Sternberger

Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, Office of International Programs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Executive Director, Office of International Programs) received $11,400 from the Institute of International Education, Inc. for Project Go to increase linguistic and cultural understanding among ROTC students at JMU and nationwide by emphasizing intermediate and advanced Kiswahili instruction.

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2016 July Grant DeValpine

Dr. Maria G. DeValpine (Professor, Nursing) received $374,902 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare advanced education nurses through an interprofessional post-master's doctor of nursing practice program with a specialty as a family nurse practitioner.

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2016 July Grant Fleming, Chenery Carol A. Fleming (Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Outreach & Engagement) and Carrie H. Chenery (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) received $330,201 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects, existing businesses and the partnership. 07
2016 July Grant Fleming, Swayne

Carol A. Fleming (Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Outreach & Engagement) and Christine E. Swayne (Chief Executive Officer, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $65,272 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to cover expenses for the council.

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2016 July Grant Foreman

Kimberley A. Foreman (Associate Dean for Human Resources and Administration, College of Business; Lecturer, Accounting; Liaison, Institute of Certified Professional Managers) received $336,194 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization’s national headquarters on the campus of JMU.

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2016 July Grant Gabbin Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $1,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and $4,600 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a tribute reading and concert honoring poet Maya Angelou. 07
2016 July Grant Harned Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $174,730 from the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate the development and expansion of the supply chain of hydrogen- and fuel cell-related components in the U.S. 07
2016 July Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $40,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for Omnibus 10 to continue updating the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inventory bi-annually and collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production.

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2016 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $60,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpreter services to non-English speaking clients. 07
2016 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Health totaling $573,379. She received $17,211 for the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia; $480,303 for the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic; and $75,865 for the Abstinence Education Program. 07
2016 July Grant Johnson, Liu Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Juhong Christie Liu (Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Instructional Technology) received $198,840 from the National Science Foundation to create web-based geoscience laboratory learning modules. 07
2016 July Grant Kennedy

Patricia A. Kennedy (Coordinator of Community Grants and Institute Publications, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $67,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate professional development to home visiting staff and supervisors working with vulnerable children and families in the Commonwealth.

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2016 July Grant Krech

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $3,000 from Rockbridge County to support the Small Business Development Center.

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2016 July Grant Nash

Dr. Carole L. Nash (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $1,264 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to provide a high-resolution map of the Linville Creek Mound.

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2016 July Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $149,999 from Radiance Technologies, Inc., to incorporate technology-related articles into the existing Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction.

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2016 July Grant Scarel

Dr. Giovanna Scarel (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Brian Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Bucknell University) received $76,420 from the Office of Naval Research for the exploitation of the electric contributions in infrared power generation.

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2016 July Grant Stoloff

Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Professor, Psychology; Interim Associate Dean, The Graduate School) received $44,363 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to publish the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter.

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2016 July Grant Swartz, Mayhew, Blake

Dr. Nicholas J. Swartz (Director, Madison Center for Community Development; Associate Professor, Political Science), Dr. Fred Mayhew (Associate Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Charles H. Blake (Professor, Political Science) received $8,808 from Project Discovery of Virginia, Inc., to provide three levels of analysis and the design for an ongoing monitoring and evaluation plan.

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2016 July Grant Tongen

Dr. Anthony L. Tongen, (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Brant C. Jones (Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $76,315 from the National Science Foundation to host a Research Experience for Undergraduates program at JMU.

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2016 July Grant Weniger

Gerald R. Weniger (Program Director, Graduate Physician Assistant Program; Assistant Professor, Health Sciences) received $196,648 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to initiate a student-engaged medical clinic within the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide training to physician assistant students and to provide care to underserved populations.

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2016 July Grant Wood

Dr. William C. Wood (Director, Center for Economic Education; J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics) received $68,098 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc., to continue to strengthen the Center for Economic Education's outreach to teachers in local school systems and promote closer ties with the business community.

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2016 July Grant Zingraff

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,518 from CASA for Children to provide services for children whose families have been cited for abuse and neglect by the courts to ensure that children may live in safe and permanent homes.

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2016 July Grant Zingraff

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

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2016 July Publication Quertermous

Dr. Katie Quertermous (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) published, "Unitary equivalence of composition C*-algebras on the Hardy and weighted Bergman spaces" in Complex Analysis and Operator Theory, 10:1295-1316.

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2016 July Publication Stringham

Dr. David A. Stringham (Associate Professor, Music; Coordinator, Music and Human Services Minor) and Jon M. Stapleton (Graduate Student, Music), presented "From 'Band Director' to Music Teacher: Parallel Perspectives of a Pre-Service Music Teacher's Journey" at the 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow, Scotland.

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2016 July Publication Vanhove

Dr. Adam J. Vanhove (Assistant Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) published, "Positive Projections and Health: An Initial Validation of the Implicit Psychological Capital Health Measure" in Applied Psychology. Co-authors were P.D. Harms of the University of Alabama and Fred Luthans of the University of Nebraska.

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