Madison Scholarly News — November 2008
Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Mine Action Information Center) received $28,741 from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining to maintain the Mine Action Standards Web site.
Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Head and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $375,000 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech Language Hearing Association accredited master's degree program in communication sciences and disorders.
Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $31,932 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide community broadcast services.
Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $44,722 from Research Corporation to study the active site of N-acylethanolamine hydrolyzing acid amidase to elucidate the structure-activity relationships with the goal of designing potent and selective inhibitors of this enzyme.
Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $49,891 from the National Institutes of Health to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action.
Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development and Associate Director for Administration and Finance, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) and Patricia Higgins (Associate Director for Modeling and Information Analysis, Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance) received $9,624 from Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc. to design and develop changes to the Global Mission Systems Common Operating Picture.
Christopher B. Nye (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $61,590 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships.
Dr. Anthony L. Tongen (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) and Dr. Charles D. Pruett (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $19,000 from the Mathematical Association of America to offer a one-week intensive workshop, "A Discovery-Learning Approach to Computational Mathematics," at JMU.
Dr. Leonard A. VanWyk (Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $51,580 from the National Science Foundation for "Mathematics Research for Undergraduates at JMU" to provide student researchers with a mathematical research experience and opportunities for interaction among diverse students.
Dr. Grace A. Wyngaard (Professor, Biology) received $14,700 from the Fulbright Scholar Program for "Cyclopoid Phylogenetic Relationships: Evidence from Brazilian Coastal Marine Fauna" to support collaborative research in the sciences, to strengthen Brazilian graduate education through teaching and to contribute to broader and longer term U.S.-Brazil institutional links.
Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Computing Coordinator, College of Education) and Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $486,722 from the Virginia Department of Health to purchase the development, production, hosting and release of electronic educational and resource materials to support Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Dr. Paul E. Bierly III (Zane Showker Professor of Entrepreneurship; Director, MBA Programs; Professor, Management) has been recognized by the International Association for Management of Technology as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last five years. Bierly has written or co-written 31 articles in management journals, six book chapters, five government technical reports and 58 conference publications. He is department editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, a leading journal in the management of technology and innovation area.
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) was a member of a Nov. 24 panel discussion on the piracy problem off the Somali coast. Sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, the discussion focused on the theme of "Pirates of the Gulf of Aden: How Piracy Plunders Maritime Security."
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a talk, "Proposals for Regulation of the American Financial System," at the conference on "The Financial Crisis, the US Economy, and International Security in the New Administration," at New School University in New York, Nov. 14. The conference was organized by James K. Galbraith, a senior economic adviser to President-Elect Barack Obama.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "Complex Dynamics in Ecologic-Economic Systems," at the Southern Economic Association meetings, where he also served as a discussant, Nov. 21-23, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. J. Peter Pham (Director, Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Associate Professor, Justice Studies, Political Science and Africana Studies) wrote a review essay, "What Happened to Africa?" of a book, "The Face of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair Ð A History of Fifty Years of Independence" by Martin Meredith, which was published in Human Rights & Human Welfare, Vol. 8, 2008. An essay Pham wrote earlier this year, "America's New Africa Command: Paradigm Shift or Step Backwards?" was published in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of the Brown Journal of World Affairs.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper, "A Nobel Prize for Asymmetric Information: The Economic Contributions of George Akerlof, Michael Spence, and Joseph Stiglitz," as Chapter 7 of the book, "Leading Contemporary Economists: Economics at the Cutting Edge," edited by Steven Pressman, 2009, London: Routledge, pp. 144-163. This paper is a revised version of one that was previously published in the Review of Political Economy.
Scholarly News Archive