Madison Scholarly News — July 2007
Dietrich Maune (Associate Professor, Media Arts and Design) won a third-place award in the 6th Annual Juried Show at the Bank of the Arts in New Bern, N.C. Maune's winning entry, "Barn, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland," is a color photograph taken while he was in Canada at the Pouch Cove Foundation Artist Residency.
Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $24,425 from the U.S. Department of State to articulate the economic management, business, financial and social setting in which the Big Bang model will be used.
Dr. Thomas R. Benzing (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $14,902 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct a small-scale study of the influence of two springs on sediment loading in Mossy Creek.
Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics; Professor, Biology and Geology and Environmental Science) received $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to study fish and turtle movements in aquatic ecosystems fragmented by forest roads and various land uses.
Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $86,960 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the clinic.
Dr. Dorothy J. Della Noce (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies) received $4,028 from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation Inc. to direct and execute the institute's knowledge creation and dissemination function.
Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Professor, English) received $1,000 from Commonwealth Federal Credit Union to support the Furious Flower Summer Poetry Camp.
Dr. Tammy D. Gilligan (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $86,000 from various school districts for school psychology internships.
Dr. Jane C. Hilton (Clinical Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $7,500 from the Rockingham County Public Schools to provide a summer intervention program for children from Rockingham County who have a diagnosis of autism and Pervasive Development Disorder.
Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,400 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic to provide administrative services on behalf of the clinic.
Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,220 from the Virginia Department of Education to offer pre-kindergarten summer school classes to migrant and English-as-a-Second-Language students. Hubbell also received $510 from Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc. to provide services to individuals affected by brain injuries.
Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received two grants from the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board – $121,270 to develop, acquire, produce and deliver programs and services that support pre-school and adult education and $34,286 to acquire, produce and distribute noncommercial, educational, instructional, informational or cultural audio programs for the benefit of print-disabled individuals.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $7,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of model working relationships and tools between environmental groups and wind energy proponents to promote dialogue and common understanding concerning the environmental issues relating to wind energy development in Virginia and the region.
Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $508,290 from the U.S. Department of Defense to strengthen security professionals' skills, including counterfactual reasoning applications and to produce research and practical benefits in the areas of data collection and data fusion.
Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $286,726 from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse to establish and administer a local system of early intervention services. Nye also received $79,028 from the Virginia Department of Health to continue to integrate the trained Community Health Workers into the Virginia Center for Health Outreach's CHW regional network and to expand the CHW's community outreach and resources; $37,500 from Virginia Commonwealth University to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships; $25,345 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to support the system manager as she works in partnership with families, agencies and professionals to maintain centered supports and services for all eligible children and their families; and $13,500 from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to alleviate a crisis in access to primary medical care services for the local uninsured/underinsured and Medicaid populations.
Dr. Scott A. Paulson (Assistant Professor, Physics) received $60,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate friction via correlations between force measurements and atomic scale study of relative motion between layers of atoms.
Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $10,000 ($5,000 each from the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County) to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for local small businesses.
Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business; Professor, Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Management) received $230,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Manager to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the JMU campus.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Kramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) received $356 from the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to provide editorial services
Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Executive Director, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) represented a JMU research team at the Oxford Round Table, "Global Migration: Benefits and Detriments," held in July at the Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, England. Noftsinger presented "Innovative Approach to Migration Modeling: Applying Functional Mapping," the findings of the research by Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance), Benjamin T. Delp (Graduate Fellow, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Dr. Lincoln C. Gray (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Noftsinger. Their research paper was one of only 15 projects selected for presentation and publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the Oxford Round Table.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Kramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Computational and Dynamic Complexity in Economics," at the System Dynamics Society conference in Boston July 31.
Dr. Richard G. Mathieu (Head and Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science; McDonald Bradley Fellow) had a paper, "Examining RFID Applications in Supply Chain Management," published in the Communications of the ACM (Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 92-101) in July. The paper's co-authors are Fred Niederman, Roger Morley and Ik-Whan Kwon from Saint Louis University.
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote "Beyond the Illusions," a review of "Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age" by Steven Rosefielde and D. Quinn Mills, which was published in the July-August issue of The National Interest.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Kramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published "The Rise and Decline of Mancur Olson's View of the Rise and Decline of Nations" in the Southern Economic Journal, July 2007, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 4-17.
Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology) is the new president of the International Network on Personal Meaning, an interdisciplinary organization "dedicated to advancing health, spirituality, peace and human fulfillment through research, education and applied psychology with a focus on the universal human quest for meaning and purpose."