Scholarly News Archive

Madison Scholarly News — July 2005


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Gabrielle M. Lanier (Associate Professor, History) received $6,504 from Belle Grove Inc. to provide a history of the Overseer’s House and its development.

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.

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.

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.

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 Virginia’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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