Madison Scholarly News—October 2010
Gary Freeburg (Director, Sawhill Gallery) exhibited photographs and graphite drawings of the Valley of Fire in Nevada's Mojave Desert at the Arts Council of the Valley's Smith House in Harrisonburg in October.
Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $46,236 from the Valley Health System, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, for Healthy Families Shenandoah County to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $9,210 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services in fiscal year 2011.
Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $350,000 from Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in Communication Science and Disorders. Dudding also received $26,193 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.
Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $423,559 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2010-2011" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.
Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Jane R. Wiggins (Program Director, Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia) received $114,897 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education.
Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,145 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide the use of the university's facilities and services to the center.
Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $38,919 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "Tobacco Use Among Youth Receiving Public Behavioral Healthcare Services" to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and to determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables.
Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center —$1,541,968 and $247,692 to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities.
Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $54,015 from Passy-Muir Inc. for consulting services to provide feedback on the product ideas and prototypes for the vibrotactile device, to consult with Passy-Muir in the development of educational materials related to the device and to provide written reports.
Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative) received $2,213 from the Science Museum of Virginia to provide support to the Science on a Sphere project as an advisor to the SMV sphere interpretive program.
Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $20,000 from the Virginia Center on Aging for "The Life of a Caregiver Simulation Project" to develop a simulated learning experience designed to address gaps in learner knowledge and understanding by providing students with opportunities to immediately apply what they have learned in the simulation to real-life service learning activities that include providing respite and companion care to family caregivers in the community.
Dr. Nicole M. Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,810 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for "OKES: An Open Knowledge Exchange System to Promote Meta-Disciplinary Collaboration Based on Socio-Technical Principles" to manage the automation of data collection from OKES to provide an extensible repository of research metadata that describes the evolution of user behavior and knowledge creation.
Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from the city of Harrisonburg to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. Reeves received $5,676 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the center to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses.
Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $151,605 from the International Research and Exchange Board to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines.
Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,756 from the National Science Foundation to use the capabilities of the Google Earth Application Program Interface to create new learning experiences for formal and informal geoscience students of all ages.
Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), M. Levinstein (Student), A. Marston (Student), D. Melchione (Student), H. Mertins (Student), O. Naumenko (Student), A. Swinson (Student) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Creating a New Model to Involve Students in All Phases of Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta.
Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Professor, Health Sciences; Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education), Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) and Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A 5-year follow-up: Assessing cognitive outcomes" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta.
Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Director, Communication Studies) presented "Beyond Girl Power: Girls' Studies In and Out of the Academy" at the State University of New York Cortland's international conference on "Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals" in October.
Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Assessing Community Service Learning Outcomes: Academic Content and Social Responsibility" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta.
Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Professor, Psychology) and K.H. Fulcher presented "A Comprehensive System for Conducting Quality Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta.
Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), M.E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student) and M. McCarthy presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta.
A book written by Dr. Esther H. Minskoff (Professor Emerita, Special Education) and Dr. David H. Allsopp has been translated into Korean. "Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with LD and ADHD" was published by Brookes Publishing.
Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an essay, "How Complex are the Austrians?" as a chapter in "What is Austrian about Austrian Economics? Volume 14 of Advances in Austrian Economics," edited by Roger Koppl, Steven Horwitz and Pierre Desrochers.