Madison Scholarly News—September 2009
Dennis C. Barlow (Director, Center for International Stability and Recovery) received $189,985 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation in Jordan to provide a course that includes expanded focus on the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War and land mine contamination. Barlow received three grants from the U.S. Department of State - $262,508 to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing 25 managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions, $300,000 to provide, reinforce and support Explosive Remnants of War risk awareness education to children in Jordan and neighboring territories, through innovative drama, art and training activities and $300,000 for the "Train-the-Trainer Pilot Program for Iraqi and Other Middle East Land Mine Survivors: Pathways to Resilience Program" to combine psychological assessment and therapeutic support with physical-rehabilitative activities for affected individuals from the Middle East region, particularly the underserved victims of Iraq.
Dr. Jennifer E. Coffman (Associate Executive Director, International Programs; Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $13,552 from the International Association of Universities to improve campus sustainability, campus greening and outreach of James Madison University and Kenyatta University.
Arthur T. Dean II (Special Assistant to the President for Diversity) received $75,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to extend the Professor-in-Residence Program to the middle-school level.
Dr. Michael L. Deaton (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph H. Marchal (Director, Information Analysis; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology and Computer Science) received $22,075 from the National Institutes of Health for the "CHEMM Project," which provides access to comprehensive sets of information via a user-friendly interface.
Dr. John W. Gilje (Professor, Chemistry) received $243,000 from the Research Corporation to seek methods to further integrate undergraduate research experiences into the chemistry and physics curriculum.
Dr. Dan C. Halling (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $12,000 from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind to provide a graduate assistant at the school.
Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $205,329 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy.
Dr. Christie J. Brodrick Hartman (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,000 from Bully Dog Technologies for the "Driving Coach Evaluation" to evaluate the effects of "Watch Dog Units" on vehicle fuel and emission reduction.
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $6,575 from the Virginia Department of Education to provide supplemental educational services to the children of migrant families in collaboration with local school districts and to assess language and educational experience and progress of individual students.
Dr. David K. Jeffrey (Dean, College of Arts and Letters) received $30,000 from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a fellowship supporting Dr. Sandra Duvivier to preserve and provide access to resources documenting the history and experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world.
Dr. Kia N. Johnson (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $5,000 from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to participate in a two-day visiting fellowship course.
Dr. Jason W. Martin (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $49,766 from the Department of Defense to optimize the assembly level code of the GNU Multi-Precision library for the Itanium2 processor architecture.
Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,087 from the National Institutes of Health to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further explain the nature of the lacritin cell surface binding complex.
Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry) received $1,626 from DuPont Crop Protection to synthesize biological relevant natural products and related structures for testing and evaluation of properties useful for agricultural and horticultural crop protection agents.
Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Karim Altaii (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $495,815 from the National Science Foundation to acquire experimental flow diagnostics instrumentation for characterization of complex flows.
Dr. Michael J. Saunders (Professor, Kinesiology) received $36,995 from Shaklee Corporation to determine the efficacy of a high-carbohydrate, low-protein beverage on muscle recovery following heavy endurance exercise.
William L. Simmons (Police Officer, Public Safety/Police) and Margaret Campbell (Crime Prevention, Special Events and Rape Aggression Defense Systems Coordinator, Public Safety/Police) received $739 from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation to provide training to police officers and community members in First Aid/CPR/AED.
Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald G. Kander (Director, School of Engineering; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $249,211 from the National Science Foundation to establish a microarray technique and learning center at James Madison University to support curricular innovations at a consortium of regional colleges in the Shenandoah Valley.
Dr. Louise M. Temple (Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Bradley A. Striebig (Associate Professor, Engineering) received $15,535 from the National Science Foundation to develop a proposal for a Research Experience for Undergraduates and to plan for a workshop or other medium for the purpose of addressing common goals in science education.
Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,813 from the University of Leicester for a "Spatial Literacy IN Teaching Fellowship" to pioneer innovative approaches to develop best pedagogic practice for the learning and teaching of spatial literacy.
Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), and Dr. Richard E. Ingram (Coordinator, Technology and Special Projects, College of Education) received $1,258,388 from the Virginia Department of Health to develop and produce resource materials to support underserved mothers and children with healthier food options and encourage them to adopt healthy habits.
Dr. David B. Daniel (Associate Professor, Psychology) received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society.
Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) was recognized in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World.
Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association Division II) Honorary Membership for Infusing Diversity into Teaching Award.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) is being honored in a book of essays, "Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics, Finance and the Social Sciences," edited by Gian Italo Bischi, Carl Chiarella and Laura Gardini. The collection of essays is a result of a conference held at the University of Urbino, in Italy, in September 2008 in honor of Rosser's 60th birthday. The featured essays cover a number of different areas involving concepts stressed in many papers and books by Rosser. The publisher, Springer-Verlag, expects the volume to be released in January 2010.
Dr. Craig E. Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented a paper, "Needs for acquisitioned archives of clinical neuropsychology in utilizing 'differential dissociation' with primary PTSD diagnosis," at Oxford University Press. Abrahamson presented a paper, "Possible ramifications of western clinical assessment with PTSD diagnosis for victims of trauma in developing societies," at the 11th European Conference on Traumatic Stress in Oslo, Norway. Abrahamson presented a paper, "Motivating students within the classroom context through personal connections," at the International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Vancouver, July 2009.
Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), M.A. McCarthy, D.S. Dunn, J.S. Halonen and G.W. Hill presented a paper, "Developing a department self-study using quality benchmarks," at the Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association in Toronto, August 2009.
Dr. Young B. Choi (Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Management Science) presented "A Comparative Study on the Internet Usage Patterns and Future Trends: US and Korea" at the International Council on Korean Studies annual conference, held at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, in Washington, D.C. The article will be published in the International Journal of Korean Studies.
Dr. L. Scott Eaton (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) discussed using geology to find water at the sixth annual Growing Communities on Karst Conference Sept. 14 in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Dr. Dan Gallagher (CSX Distinguished Professor, Management) presented "Working Without an Employer: Establishing a Model of Independent Contractors' Well-Being" as a keynote session paper at the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association in August 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The paper was cowritten by Tui McKeown.
Dr. Michael E. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) and JMU students J. Schuett, C. Becker and E. Ritter presented "Individual differences in the effects of spectral centroid on perceived pitch" at the 2009 Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition in Indianapolis, August 2009.
Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and JMU students M. Ariale, C. Castro, K. Eaton, A. Ressin, H. Shinozaki, V. Tuazon, C. Vanderpoel and L. Vitt presented "Diverse phenotypic features of Asian Americans and vulnerability to racial microaggressions" at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Asian American Psychology Association in Toronto, August 2009.
Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) presented "Incorporating service learning into upper-level psychology courses" at the 3rd Annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009.
Dr. Terrie K. Rife (Assistant Professor, Biology), Dr. Cheryl P. Talley (Associate Professor, Psychology), R.F. Lera and D. Bansal presented an article, "Transcriptional regulation of the NOS1 enzyme in diabetes: Response to advanced glycation endproducts and insulin," at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, June 2009.
Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and T. Lambert presented "Do impulsivity and effort predict performance in an interteaching-based course?" at the 3rd annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009.
Dr. Ashton D. Trice (Professor, Psychology), Dr. William F. Evans (Associate Professor, Psychology), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) and C. Evans presented "Planning to teach cross-cultural psychology abroad" at the 3rd annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology Conference in Harrisonburg, June 2009.
Dr. Jeffrey T. Andre (Associate Professor, Psychology), A.T. Ewing, C.T. Blair-Broeker, J.H. Daniel, A.C. Fineburg, J.J. Higa, S. Macias III and K.A Weaver wrote an article, "When and where people learn psychological science: The sun never sets," in "Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline."
Dr. Suzanne C. Baker (Professor and Assistant Head, Psychology), K. Millis, J. Blakemore, F. Connington, Y. Harper, W-C. Hung and A. Kohn wrote an article, "Teaching and learning in a digital world," in "Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline."
Dr. Pamela R. Gibson (Professor, Psychology), S.L. Cordon and K.W. Brown wrote an article, "The role of mindfulness-based stress reduction on perceived stress: Preliminary evidence for the moderating role of attachment style," which was published in the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 23(3), 258-269.
Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor, Psychology) wrote several articles for the summer 2009 Virginia Child Protection Newsletter: "Strengthening military families," "Spotlight: Strong bonds," "Books about deployment," "Spotlight: United through reading," "Spotlight: Military teens on the move," "Virginia's picture," "Operation purple," "Spotlight: new parent support program," "Spotlight: Operation military kids," "Spotlight: Zero to three," "Spotlight: The department of defense," "Spotlight: Purdue University," "Combat stress and injury," "Spotlight: Virginia neurocare," "Spotlight: Fisher house foundation," "Spotlight: FOCUS project" and "Spotlight: Family advocacy program."
Dr. Christine M. Robinson (Associate Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) wrote an article, "The Continuing Significance of Class: Confronting Capitalism in an Anarchist Community," published in the September 2009 issue of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 12(3): 355-370.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) have written a paper, "New Comparative Economics: Polemical Notes," which has been published in Voprosi Ekonomiki, August 2009, (8), 43-53.
Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Tracy E. Zinn (Associate Professor, Psychology) wrote an article, "Interteaching: The effects of quality points on exam scores," in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.