June 2012 Scholarly News
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Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $17,751 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County – Safe and Stable Families Support" for fiscal year 2013 to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.
Dr. John T. Almarode (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $228,000 from the Office of the Governor to support the planning and development process for the implementation of a partnership laboratory school.
Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. W. Christopher Hughes (Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $7,959 from the National Science Foundation for "RET Supplement: Kinetics and Surface Modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films" to continue to develop microfluidic kits that can be used in high-school classrooms to demonstrate standard chemical processes such as acid-base or precipitation reactions on the microscale and laminar flow in low Reynolds number microfluidic environments.
Dr. Susan K. Barnes (Assistant Professor, Early, Elementary and Reading Education) received $37,593 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Council for Preparing Educators of All Young Children to serve as an interdisciplinary, collaborate forum for the ongoing development and networking of professionals who provide in-service and pre-service professional development to personnel focusing their work on all young children, ages birth to 8 years.
Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $16,767 from the National Institutes of Health for "Mycobacteriophage as an emerging model organism" to further the development of a database to hold mycobacteriophage genome sequences and gene expression data.
Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and ponds and monitoring the effects on stream water chemistry. Downey received $10,000 from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for "Water Quality Monitoring for Southwestern Virginia Waters: Little Tumbling Creek and Lake Keokee" to provide analyses of the water chemistry of the creek for two years post liming and to provide water and sediment chemistry analyses of the lake.
Dr. John R. Gentile (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $12,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to monitor wilderness resource conditions related to visitor use levels and patterns through inventory of campsite conditions in the St. Mary's and Ramsey's Draft Wildernesses within the George Washington National Forest.
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $57,500 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Health Department for "Abstinence Education" to implement the Choosing the Best curriculum in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms at Thomas Harrison and Skyline middle schools during the 2012-13 academic year. Hartzler-Weakley received $1,375 from the Virginia Department of Health to support the implementation of Project Connect in Virginia to improve health response to domestic and sexual violence.
Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $194,010 from Passy-Muir Inc. for research associate support to assist the company with bringing a product to market.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $234,051 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to continue micro-meteorological modeling effort at Suffolk and CBBT sites, to conduct predevelopment tasks at HRSD, to provide operating support for a new training and testing facility, to continue curriculum planning, development and implementation; and to conduct an additional three months of WRAMS modeling with WeatherFlow support.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Remy Pangle (Outreach and Education Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy), Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $51,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for K-12 schools in Virginia.
Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research and Innovation) received $2,000 from the Verizon Foundation for the annual Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's awards gala and Tech Nite.
Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received $5,500 from the Virginia Department of Health for "Plan First Training Development" to create a web-based training for early childhood home visitors on the VA Home Consortium site.
Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $400,250 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2012-2013" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $12,666 from Action on Armed Violence to provide psychosocial support to facilitate the healing process of victims of armed violence in Burundi.
William L. Simmons (Sergeant, Public Safety and Police) received $1,300 from Target Corp. for "Bulletproof Vest Initiative for the JMU Police Department."
Jonathan P. Stewart (Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance) and Shane T. O'Hara (Professor, Theatre and Dance) received $5,000 from the New England Foundation for the Arts to present the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble at the 2012 New Dance Festival.
Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for publication and distribution of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2012.
Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,000 from the American Society for Microbiology to conduct a course at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Sonepat, Haryana, India.
Dr. Brian C. Utter (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $50,427 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: CBET: Flow and Rheology of Particle-Fluid Suspensions with Variable Hydrophobicity" to understand the influence of surface chemistry on the jamming and flowing of submerged granular flows.
Dr. Robert N. Roberts (Professor, Political Science), Dr. Scott J. Hammond (Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Valerie A. Sulfaro (Professor, Political Science) are the authors of a revised three-volume edition of "Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia," which was published by Greenwood Press. The revised edition builds on the 2004 publication, "Encyclopedia of Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues and Platforms" by Roberts and Hammond, and includes coverage of the 2008 campaign.