Madison Scholarly News — March 2005
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Assistant Professor, Justice Studies) had an article, "U.S. National Interests and Africa's Strategic Significance," published in the February issue of American Foreign Policy Interests, the journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a New York-based think tank founded by the late Professor Hans J. Morgenthau. "Legitimacy, Justice, and the Future of Africa," Pham's critical review essay of "Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa," edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Philip J. McConnaughay, appeared in Human Rights & Human Welfare, a journal founded by human rights scholar Jack Donnelly and currently published by the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver for the International Human Rights Consortium, volume 5, pp. 31-49. Pham recently began serving a two-year term on the journal's international Editorial Review Board. His essay, however, was peer-reviewed prior to the beginning of his term. Pham's book, "Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession," has been published in Portuguese as a volume in the prestigious "Estudos e Documentos" series of Publicacoes Europa-America in Lisbon. Oxford University Press originally published the book in November 2004.
Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $735,000 from the U.S. Department of State to support and improve global mine action projects through informational goods and services.
Dr. Les Bolt (Associate Professor, Secondary Education) received $581,383 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an evaluation of the extent to which the Virginia Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant has met its stated objectives and the extent to which these activities and the stated objectives have met the federal teacher quality enhancement goals of Title II of the 1998 Higher Education Act.
Dr. Christie J. Brodrick (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,936 from Winchester City Council for "Ozone Outreach in Winchester and Frederick County" to develop a regional program for air quality management in the Valley to include a broad range of air pollution education and outreach programs in the region.
Sally L. Chappel (Secondary/Transition Coordinator, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $2,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide students with disabilities and their parents the opportunity to learn about issues facing students attending college.
Christopher S. Coverstone (Lieutenant, Police and Safety), Dr. Jeanne M. Martino-McAllister (Associate Professor, Health Sciences) and H. Cecilia Van Zyl (Counselor and Substance Abuse Specialist, Counseling and Student Development Center) received $1,000 from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Alcohol Safety Action Program to support the BASICS and Choices training through provision of a speaker's fee.
Ronn M. Daniel (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) received $1,500 from DuPont to build a public exhibit about the work of the South River Science Team.
Dr. Steven W. Evans (Director, Alvin V. Baird Learning Disabilities Center) received $5,000 from the School Mental Health Alliance for "Toolkit Development Project" to develop a set of procedures that can be practically employed within a school and community to develop school mental health services.
Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $1,320 from Page County for "Reading Road Show: 'Gus the Bus'" to take early literacy opportunities on the road to children using collaborative efforts that reach children and parents where they live.
Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,200 from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board to provide an internship experience.
Dr. Williams C. Hughes (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $67,000 from the National Science Foundation for "An Interdisciplinary Materials Science REU Site at James Madison University" to provide research experiences for undergraduates involving faculty from five academic departments and to focus on providing high-quality research experiences in materials science.
Dr. Kathryn A. Layman (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. for "Spectroscopic Investigations of Catalytic Solid-Liquid Interfaces" to develop in situ ATR-FTIR and QCM-D to characterize the surface properties of solid ruthenium, iron and iron sulfide catalysts in the presence of a liquid phase.
Carole L. Nash (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $9,834 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to survey the 125-acre Thoburn's Redoubt parcel located near the confluence of Cedar Creek Battlefield.
Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $380,875 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses.
Dr. Daniel A. Wubah (Special Assistant to the President; Professor, Biology) received $81,832 from the National Science Foundation to set up a research experience for undergraduates site program whereby students from U.S. universities will travel to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana during the summer to work on defined research projects under the mentorship of Ghanaian scientists.
Dr. Glenn P. Hastedt (Director, Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences; Professor, Political Science) and Dr. Anthony J. Eksterowicz (Professor, Political Science) presented two papers, "The Foreign Policy of Hillary Rodham Clinton" and "The George W. Bush Transition: The Disconnect Between Politics and Policy," at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Conference in New Orleans, March 23-27.
Dr. Joseph Ryan in special education made a presentation entitled "Timeout and Other Seclusionary procedures Used in Schools" at the Midwest Symposium for leadership in Behavior Disorders in Kansas City on February 25th.