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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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2015 July Grant Barron

Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Professor, Psychology) received $50,000 from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for “Student Agency Improvement Community Support” to combine academic research on the psycho-social factors that affect learning with improvement science methods in order to design valuable classroom experiences.

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2015 July Grant Borg, Andrick

Dr. Kevin L. Borg (Associate Professor, History) and Bradley A. Andrick (GIS Coordinator, Facilities Management) received $4,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for “Spatial History in the Public Square: Maps, Images & Archives in the Community” to create an online interactive historical map-based resource using satellite imagery, texts, photographs and other historical resources.

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2015 July Grant Carr

Dr. Julia Wallace Carr (Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management; Senior Associate Director, University Recreation) received $15,842 from Blue Ridge Community College to oversee a graduate student’s internship experience, provided by BRCC Fitness & Recreation Center.

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2015 July Grant Carr, Carr

Dr. Julia Wallace Carr (Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management; Senior Associate Director, University Recreation) and Benjamin H. Carr (Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) received $8,780 from Shenandoah Valley United to oversee a graduate student’s internship experience provided by Shenandoah Valley United.

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2015 July Grant Crawford

Dr. Kerry F. Crawford (Assistant Professor, Political Science) received $50,000 from the International Studies Association to receive the James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellowship to complete a manuscript during the 2015-16 academic year.

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2015 July Grant deValpine, Hartman Dr. Maria G. deValpine (Professor, Nursing) and Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $17,104 from the Healthy Community Council to use new and existing data and community input to develop recommendations for enhancing community health and quality of life. 07
2015 July Grant Edwards

Dr. Elizabeth S. Edwards (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $1,750 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation to support the LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf of Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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2015 July Grant Enke

Dr. Raymond A. Enke (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $100,000 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for “Molecular and bioinformatics analysis of epigenetic gene regulation in the normal and diseased retina: Characterizing pathways for diagnosing and treating macular degeneration” to characterize molecular mechanisms shaping the onset and progression of age-related macular degeneration in human ocular tissue.

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2015 July Grant Fleming, Chenery, MacDonald

Carol A. Fleming (Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement), Carrie H. Chenery (Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership) and Sarah K. MacDonald (Interim Senior Director, Outreach and Engagement) and received $271,016 from the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to provide economic development support services for regional members, prospects, existing businesses and the partnership.

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2015 July Grant Fleming, Swayne

Carol A. Fleming (Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) and Christine Swayne (Chief Executive Officer, Shenandoah Valley Technology Council) received $59,565 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to cover salary of a part-time administrator, an assistant and operational expenses for the council.

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2015 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 $329,990 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization’s national headquarters on the campus of JMU.

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2015 July Grant Hale

Dr. Patty J. Hale (Professor, Nursing) received $374,490 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for an interprofessional doctor of nursing practice program to meet the needs of rural mental health and cardiovascular health conditions.

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2015 July Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $275,270 from the U.S. Department of Energy for the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Opportunity Center to facilitate the development and expansion of the supply chain of hydrogen- and fuel cell-related components in the United States. Harned received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to continue to update the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Inventory biannually and to collect and report on information relating to alternative fuel production.

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2015 July Grant Hartzler-Weakley

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director of Children and Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpreter services to non-English-speaking clients.

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2015 July Grant Heydari, Simmons, Tjaden, Wang

Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Sharon J. Simmons (Head and Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Xunhua Wang (Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $100,000 from Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology to support the Cyber Defense Bootcamp for Virginia high-school technology teachers.

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2015 July Grant O'Donoghue

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

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2015 July Grant Slykhuis

Dr. David A. Slykhuis (Associate Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) received $30,392 from the National Science Foundation to develop a middle-school engineering course using historical reconstructions of the telegraph, electric motor and telephone and to assess learning outcomes and replicability.

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2015 July Grant Steffen

Dr. Morgan M. Steffen (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $18,000 from the Eppley Foundation to examine microbial population dynamics and associated environmental factors in order to better understand the ecological mechanisms underlying the predominance of cyanobacteria in the Shenandoah River.

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2015 July Grant Sumner, Berndsen

Dr. Isaiah C. Sumner (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Christopher E. Berndsen (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $100,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to combine computer simulations with experimental biochemistry to uncover the mechanisms used by enzymes that catalyze two types of modifications: ubiquitination and acetylation.

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2015 July Grant Warner

Dr. Patricia J. Warner (Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $6,046 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide content information to guide the development of a Cognitive Test Guide for school psychologists.

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2015 July Grant Zingraff

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

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2015 July Honor Hutchinson

Sue L. Hutchinson (Instructor Emerita, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received the Virginia Outstanding Service to Children Award from the Virginia Association of Early Child Educators at the professional organization’s 59th annual conference in Richmond in March.

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2015 July Performance Pope, Hallahan

David J. Pope (Professor, Music) and Robert Hallahan (Assistant Professor, Music) presented at concert at the Swiss meeting of the International Society for Improvised Music in July.

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2015 July Presentation Almarode, Hall, Hughes, Ingram, Sawyer, Williams

Dr. John T. Almarode (Interim Head, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities; Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education), Dara M. Hall (Admissions and Field Experiences Coordinator, Education Support Center), Dr. Michelle A. Hughes (Associate Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education), Dr. Richard Ingram (Assistant Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education), Dr. Amanda G. Sawyer (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Dr. Mira C. Williams (Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities) presented sessions at the MidValley Mentor Project workshop July 27-28. Sponsored by the MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education, the workshop for clinical faculty of the consortium focused on strategies to better mentor beginning teachers in identified critical shortage areas.

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2015 July Service Ferguson

Susan Quaintance Ferguson (Lecturer, Accounting), a certified public accountant, has been appointed to the Board of Accountancy by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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