Madison Scholarly News — June 2008
Dr. Steve J. Baedke (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $31,675 from the U.S. Geological Survey for "Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Climate Change on Great Lakes Wetlands" to investigate and quantify groundwater and surface water interactions using groundwater modeling and aqueous geochemical techniques at localities around Lakes Huron and Michigan that contain strand plains of beach ridges and wetlands.
Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $62,076 from Science Applications International Corp. to assess methodologies to estimate risk for very low frequency but high consequence events and to assess their applicability and utility for High Altitude Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse events.
Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $264,098 from the U.S. Department of State for an awareness project in schools to minimize the number of accidents in the provinces of northwestern Jordan, where land mine and unexploded ordnance threaten safety.
Dr. Samantha C. Bates-Prins (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $10,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to convene a group of JMU undergraduate students majoring in engineering, integrated science and technology, secondary education and mathematics or statistics to develop and run an annual electric-assisted bicycle competition for high-school students in the area.
Dr. Laurie O. Cavey (Assistant Professor, Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education) and Judy B. Kidd (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $44,497 from the Virginia Department of Education to collaborate with several kindergarten through 12th grade Virginia mathematics education communities in developing an algebra I endorsement program for middle-school teachers.
Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) received $20,000 from the Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute for "A Study on the Effects of Mobile Web 2.0 on Telecommunications Market Environment: Social Network Service Oriented."
Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $27,405 from the Virginia Department of Education to assess the feasibility of telepractice in speech language pathology to address the shortage of qualified personnel in Virginia's public schools.
Jody C. Fagan (Associate Professor, Libraries and Educational Technologies) received $3,000 from the American Library Association to support the development of the Research Databases and Resources Web application.
Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $18,905 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to review historic and archaeological data that will be used to provide a context for the interpretation of prehistoric and historic cultural remains identified on the Goldie Hudson Parcel in Frederick County. Geier received $14,129 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to conduct a cultural resource survey on an approximately 25-acre parcel on the grounds of the company in Middletown.
Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology) received $4,200 from the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide a professional development course for teachers working in the Department of Corrections.
Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $19,977 from the Virginia Department of Health to implement, enhance and evaluate comprehensive community-based youth suicide prevention/early intervention programming.
Dr. Laura Katzman (Associate Professor, Art and Art History) received $5,000 from the Judith Rothschild Foundation to fund a traveling exhibition and book project she is organizing on the documentary photographs of New Deal artist Louise Rosskam. Katzman also received $5,000 from philanthropist and editor Michael D. Abrams and $5,000 from the Woodbury Fund for Social Justice in Washington, D.C., for the same project.
Dr. Helmut Kraenzle (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $6,064 from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation to document systematic surface collection and general subsurface testing of archaeological sites on the Crawford Knob property at Wintergreen and to map archaeological site locations.
Dr. Natalie Lawrence (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $2,000 from Worth Publishers to help support the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology.
Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $2,500 from the National String Project Consortium to create assistantships for JMU undergraduate string music education majors to gain hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities.
Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $80,000 from the National Institutes of Health for "Stimulation of Tear Secretion by Novel Glycoprotein" to perform selected portions of the subject research, specifically development and analysis of variations of lacritin constructs suitable for commercial therapeutic use.
Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Kyle N. Seifert (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $78,426 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to develop the first clinical immunoassay for human tear lacritin and to pursue the development of recombinant lacritin as a novel therapeutic for wound healing and the treatment of ocular diseases.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $4,500 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to conduct the Virginia Wind Collaborative State Wind Symposium.
Christopher B. Nye (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Jane Hubbell (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $664,619 from the Virginia Department of Health for the HIV Consortium for the Northwest Region to provide primary medical care, medications, dental care, case management, transportation, nutritional supplements/food, substance abuse and mental health services in 2008-09.
Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $28,900 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Central Region SBDC to provide technical advice and guidance for small businesses.
Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology) and Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $45,000 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for "Understanding Transcriptional Changes of Nitric Oxide Synthase I Leading to Diabetes" to study why obese individuals are more susceptible than the normal population to the development of diabetes type 2.
Dr. James M. Shaeffer (Associate Vice Provost, Outreach Programs) received $75,000 from the New College Institute to develop, provide and administer an undergraduate adult degree program leading to a bachelor's degree from JMU with course instruction being provided on-site and through distance technologies at the offices of the New College Institute.
Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $210,000 from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for "PRISM II: Partnerships for Realizing Improvements in Science and Math" to improve teacher quality in science, technology and math content knowledge and pedagogical skills.
Dr. Wayne W. Teel (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $5,542 from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the effects of airborne nitrogen compounds and chemical contaminants on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and to help establish reduction goals for these contaminants.
William R. Wilson (Director, Madison Institutes) received $30,550 from the Center for Civic Education for "We the People: Project Citizen" to help students develop an increased understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens and the willingness to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict.
Dr. Roshna E. Wunderlich (Associate Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kenneth E. Roth (Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology) received $80,220 from the Commonwealth Health Research Board to study the etiology of sports injuries through a multidisciplinary examination of the relationships among hormonal fluctuations, ligament laxity, foot load distribution and footwear to solve the problem of overuse injuries in men and women.
Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $31,100 from the National Science Foundation for undergraduate researchers to attend a workshop during the World Association of Copepodologists meeting in Pattaya, Thailand.
Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) and student K.A. Makara presented "Linking achievement goal theory to adaptive outcomes" at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York City in April.
Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Organizational Leadership" and "Anatomy of Holistic Trauma Healing" at Eastern Mennonite University. Talley also presented "Leadership and Service" at the Rockingham County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program and "Multicultural Challenges and Opportunities" at the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Several faculty members were presenters at the 20th annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science Institute in Chicago in May. Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Building rapport in large courses with Just-in-Time Teaching" and, with P.J. Munhall, "Positive impressions: More important than group membership in the ultimate attribution error." Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented, with W. Buskist, "Discovering (or rediscovering) your teaching self: Developing your teaching philosophy." Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) presented, with C. Olvando and D.S. Dunn, "Building bridges: Why college faculty should go back to high school." Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "What does all this learning stuff have to do with teaching, anyway?"
Several faculty and students presented symposiums and posters at the 34th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis in Chicago in May. Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students N.A. Capik and S.H. Robertson presented "The effects of valerian root on anxiety in an animal model using the Elevated Plus Maze" and "Assessing the putative anxiolytic effects of chronic Kava administration in rats using the Elevated Plus Maze." Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) and students J.P. Erb, K.A. Kiel and B.P. Jarvis presented "Reducing smoking in college students using a percentile schedule with fixed-value voucher reinforcement: A feasibility study," "Toward increasing the cost-effectiveness of contingency management: Using percentile schedules and escalating quality of reinforcement in an intervention designed to reduce smoking in college students" and "Examining immediate and delayed reinforcement in a contingency management." Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and student C.J. Correia presented "A brief abstinence test for college student smokers" and "The value of abstinence from smoking test: A novel choice procedure for assessment of incentive adequacy." Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "An analysis of effort discounting in college students." Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and students A. Zinicola, A.N. Byland, A.N. Sorg and A.E. Vasi presented "Contingency management in the classroom." Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "Using stimulus equivalence to teach drug names. Empirically validated learning efficiency."
Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology) was recognized by the Journal of Counseling Psychology for having the most-cited article in that journal during the past 10 years. Barron, Patricia A. Frazier of the University of Minnesota and Andrew P. Tix of Augsburg College wrote "Testing Moderator and Mediator Effects in Counseling Psychology Research," which was published in Volume 41 of the journal in 2004.
Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science), Jungwoo Ryoo of Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Taehwan Oh of Southern Methodist University wrote a chapter, "Security and Privacy in Mobile Telemedicine," which was published in June in "Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Networking Perspective," edited by Yang Xiao and Dr. Hui Chen, World Scientific Publishing Co. Choi and Dr. Yong-Seok Choi of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute wrote an article, "A Success Story of Amateur Radio Communications with the First Korean Astronaut Dr. Yi So-yeon in the ISS," which was published in KSEA Letters, Vol. 36, No. 4, June 2008. The journal is a publication of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association.
Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) published three articles in the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter, 82: "Preventing underage drinking," "Spotlights and resource reviews" and "Virginia's Picture."
Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "2007 teaching award winners," which was published in Teaching of Psychology, 34, 211-218.
Dr. Kevin J. Apple (Associate Professor, Psychology) served as a consultant regarding program assessment to the Department of Psychology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor, Psychology) serves a chairperson of the Recruitment, Retention and Public Relations Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. Baker also served as a member of the STP's Executive Committee, newsletter working group, working group on members-only benefits and working group on executive director duties. She also worked with the Educational Testing Service as an Advanced Placement psychology exam table leader.
Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) was elected as a councilor of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. He will be in charge of the computer science and systems engineering areas during his three-year term, which begins in July. Choi served as editor-in-chief of KSEA Letters, Vol. 36, No. 3, an official publication of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. Choi received a certificate of appreciation from the KSEA June 28 in recognition of his outstanding service as editor-in-chief. During spring 2008, Choi verified the accuracy of the Korean translation of "James Madison University admission requirements for the international student" at the request of the JMU Office of International Admissions.
Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology) served as a board member for the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation.
Dr. Arnold S. Kahn (Professor, Psychology) serves as a member of the Tangri Memorial Award Committee and as an editorial board member for the journal Sex Roles.
Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) served as a board member for the Plains United Boys and Girls Club and organized the Plains Elementary School Health Fair for English-as-a-Second-Language students.
Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Associate Professor, Psychology) has been selected as the chairperson of the overall Eastern Psychological Association Program Committee for the 2009 and 2010 conferences. Serdikoff serves on the Board of Editors for The Behavior Analyst Today.
Dr. Cheryl E. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology) served as the Science Committee chairperson for the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Division 45 of the American Psychological Association. Talley also served as a member of the advisory board for the Center for Justice and Peace Studies at Eastern Mennonite University. She serves on the Frontier Culture Museum's governing board and as co-chairperson of the subcommittee charged with the creation of the new African Village exhibition.
Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Assistant Professor, Psychology) was the program coordinator for the Teaching Institute for the Association for Psychological Science. Zinn is a member of the Teaching Awards Committee, Advanced Placement Review Committee and co-chairperson for the Involvement Task Force for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She also serves as a consulting editor for STP.
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