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Madison Scholarly News — August 2008

GRANTS

Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services and Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $50,000 from the Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County 2008-09" to prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting positive parenting, maternal and child health and optimal early development.

Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $598,796 from the U.S. Department of State to identify, gather, manage and distribute information, acting as an information clearinghouse, to stimulate the support of programs undertaken by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement.

Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) and Dr. Margaret M. Kyger (Assistant Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor, Exceptional Education) received $119,759 from the U.S. Department of Education to offer integrated training and practice opportunities that will enhance the competencies of beginning special education teachers for providing effective services and instruction in academic subjects to children with high incidence disabilities in K-12 classrooms.

Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $4,320 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide faculty development to support efforts in planning and implementation of strategies for restructuring of JMUÕs early childhood special education five-year initial licensure preparation program toward and Inclusive Early Childhood Education dual licensure preprofessional program.

Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to work with the forest service to conduct large-scale ecological studies on aquatic ecosystems in the eastern United States.

Melanie R. Brimhall (Director of Education, Madison Art Collection) received $6,000 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for "Beyond Jamestown: Virginia Indians Past and Present" to provide opportunities for the JMU, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities and public schools within the collectionÕs service area to enjoy, discover and learn about the art and culture of Native Americans.

Thomas E. DuVal (General Manager, WMRA-FM) and Susan Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $6,000 from NCO to tell unique and personal stories about how public broadcasting serves as a source for information, entertainment and empowerment.

Dr. Diane L. Foucar-Szocki (Head, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education; Professor, Adult Education/Human Resource Development) received three grants from the Virginia Department of Education Ð $200,000 for the WE CARE Community Learning Center to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess, $200,000 for the X-SEL Community Learning Center to serve students and their families after school, evenings and during summer recess and $150,000 for the Blue Ridge ESOL Career Academy to increase English language access and attainment, thus increasing the skilled workforce in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dr. Noel Hendrickson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy; Researcher, Institute for National Security Analysis) received $549,644 from the Defense Intelligence Agency to partner with the Defense Intelligence Agency to become a long-term educational asset for the intelligence community by providing an education based on cutting-edge academic research to help create a new generation of intelligence analysts.

Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Director, Office of Children and Youth) received $269,031 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fifth year of the Shenandoah Valley Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative to reduce the number of 12- to 18-year-olds participating in premarital sexual activities and other behaviors that lead to severe consequences.

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $63,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support the newly formed Wind Power Applications and Technologies Team that serves statewide and national interests in the development of wind power on land and offshore.

Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $20,000 from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to provide interpretation services to non-English-speaking clients.

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $114,551 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services.

Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach and Engagement) received $8,000 from the Virginia Department of Correctional Education to provide staff development and training programs for correctional educators.

Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology) received $6,100 from the Institute for the Study of Human Resources for summer fieldwork and research in Los Angeles.

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $9,624 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to map the geology of the northeast quarter of the Stanley 7.5" quadrangle, along with providing support for JMU students engaged in research on the same area.

HONORS

Dr. Theresa B. Flaherty (Professor, Marketing), who is the portal editor for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Business Editorial Board, was among the eight members of the board awarded the MERLOT House Cup to recognize the level of contributions made to the organizationÕs collection of materials.

PRESENTATIONS

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "Econophysics and Economic Complexity" as the keynote address at the Workshop on Visions and Challenges for the Social Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in August. Rosser presented the same paper at the annual meetings of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in August.

Dr. C. Todd White (Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology) presented a paper, "Mixing Methods, Bridging Gaps: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding Students," at the Association for Research LibrariesÕ Library Assessment Conference in Seattle Aug. 4. White and Crit Stuart also led a postconference workshop, "Jump Starting the Assessment of Library Learning Spaces," Aug. 6.

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Liam Buckley (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) wrote an article, "Gridwork: Gambian Colonial Photography," which was published in Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture 2:42-58.

Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science), Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. W.A. Christian wrote an article, "GSLAP: A Graph-Based Web Analysis Tool," which was published in Industrial Management and Data Systems, 108, (2), 162-172.

Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote an article, "Computer Security Practices and Perceptions of the Next Generation of Corporate Computer Users," which was published in the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, January-March 2008, 2, (1), 80-90.

Dr. Joan K. Pierson (Professor Emerita, Information and Decision Sciences), Dr. Susan E. Kruck (Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) and Dr. Faye P. Teer (Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) wrote an article, "Trends in Names of Undergraduate Computer-Related Majors in AACSB-Accredited Schools of Business in the USA," which has been accepted for publication in the winter 2008-09 issue of The Journal of Computer Information Systems.

Dr. David J. Shonk (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) and P. Chelladurai wrote an article, "Service quality, satisfaction and intent to return in Event Sport Tourism," which was published in the Journal of Sport Management, 22(5), 587-602.


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