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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.

Year Month Type Name Description month
2016 April Grant Akerson

Dr. Emily K. Akerson (Coordinator of Clinical and Interprofessional Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $14,042 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation for Healthy Families Shenandoah County. Akerson received $14,042 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation for Healthy Families Page County. Both grants fund efforts to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.

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2016 April Grant Hartzler-Weakley Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $99,207 from the Virginia Department of Health to direct the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia as a training and resource center for Virginia’s college and university campuses and to create a Virginia Campus Coalition of 10 institutions. 04
2016 April Grant Heydari, Tjaden, Wang

Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Xunhau Wang (Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $99,181 from GenCyber for a cyber defense boot camp for high-school technology teachers.

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2016 April Grant Holland, Gipson, Henriques, Nagel

Dr. S. Keith Holland (Associate Professor, Engineering), Dr. Kyle G. Gipson (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Dr. Justin J. Henriques (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Robert L. Nagel (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $2,798 from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance to train students to be drivers of change through the implementation of a new innovation leadership minor.

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2016 April Grant Krech Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $463,318 from George Mason University for the Central Region Small Business Development Center. 04
2016 April Grant Linder

Dr. G. Fletcher Linder (Director and Professor, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies; Professor, Anthropology) received $4,650 from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund for "Place-based Teacher Education: Using the Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed."

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2016 April Grant McLeod

Dr. David S. McLeod (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $500 from the Virginia Herpetological Society for a herpetology outreach program to provide amphibian and reptile natural history, ecology and conservation education to K-12 students in the JMU community.

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2016 April Grant Miles Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $130,019 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Solar Energy Development for State Facilities" to assist with the implementation of the solar deployment component of the Clean Energy Development and Services Program. 04
2016 April Grant Slykhuis Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Interim Head, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities; Associate Professor, Science Education) received four grants from the Virginia Department of Education – $127,600 to provide funding for professional development academies during the 2016 Content Teaching Academy, $100,000 to sponsor the Adapted Physical Education Academy at the CTA, $30,000 to sponsor the Early Childhood Adapted Physical Education Academy at the CTA and $29,400 to provide funding for professional development academies during the CTA to include the Early Childhood Special Education Academy. 04
2016 April Grant Stokes Dr. Trevor F. Stokes (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $18,000 from Virginia Autism Spectrum Services to provide internships for two master’s-level students. Stokes received $55,000 from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program to provide six graduate students with internships in Harrisonburg and Staunton city and Rockingham, Augusta, Page and Shenandoah county schools. 04
2016 April Grant Tjaden, Heydari, Wang Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Xunhau Wang (Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $92,792 from GenCyber for the CyberPatriot Coach’s Boot Camp that will emphasize cyber ethics, the GenCyber First Principles and Windows and Linux security for technology teachers from the mid-Atlantic region. 04
2016 April Grant Wang

Chin Hong Wang (Associate Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships, International Programs) received $27,880 from the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research to host English-as-a-second-language students, teachers and researchers for the 2016 English and Culture for Mexican Learners program.

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2016 April Grant Zingraff, Henderson, McNaught

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $43,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to continue to support state-directed and regional/local activities for the department’s Training/Technical Assistance Centers.

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2016 April Honor Castellano Dr. Katey M. Castellano (Associate Professor, English) was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar to attend the NEH Summer Institute titled "Extending the Land Ethic: Current Humanities Voices and Sustainability." The four-week program will be held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. 04
2016 April Honor Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been named a Fellow of The Geological Society (London). 04
2016 April Honor St. John

Dr. Kristen St. John (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

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2016 April Honor Thompson

Dr. Jon M. Thompson (Professor, Health Sciences; Director, Health Services Administration) received the 2016 Higher Education Network Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives on behalf of the undergraduate health services administration program. Thompson has been appointed to serve on the Bon Secours HealthSource Innovation and Strategy Council in Richmond, Virginia.

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2016 April Presentation Ball

Dr. Timothy C. Ball (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) presented "Developing a Measure of Students’ Attitudes towards Communication" and "Ethical Reasoning in Action: Using 8 Key Questions to Facilitate Group Decision-Making" at the 2016 Eastern Communication Association Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

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2016 April Presentation Shanahan

Dr. Maureen G. Shanahan (Professor, Art History) presented a talk at the Hillary Clinton Center of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Her talk, "Visions of Masculinity in Gatan Gatian de Clrambault’s Moroccan Photography," discussed the photographic and psychiatric work of Clrambault, a leading French psychiatrist during the interwar years and chief psychiatrist for the Parisian police.

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2016 April Publication Pennington Dr. Heidi L. Pennington (Visiting Assistant Professor, English) published an essay, "Life, Death, and Identity in ‘The Lifted Veil’: George Eliot’s Experiments in First-Person Fiction," in the edited collection, "Critical Insights: George Eliot" by Salem Press. 04
2016 April Publication Poulson

Dr. Stephen C. Poulson (Associate Professor, Sociology) published a book, "Why Would Anyone Do That? Lifestyle Sport in the Twenty-First Century," through Rutgers University Press.

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2016 April Publication Ritcher

Dr. Gary K. Ritcher (Professor, Music) co-edited "Connecting Practice, Measurement, and Evaluation: Selected Papers from the Fifth International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education," a collection of papers published by GIA Publications Inc. His co-editor is from University of Florida.

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2016 April Publication Sloan Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Associate Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) published an article, "Nonprofit Leader Perceptions of Operating Reserves and Their Substitutes," in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Her co-authors are from Rutgers University and the University of Missouri. 04