Madison Scholarly News—February 2011
Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $5,000 from the Page County Department of Social Services for Healthy Families to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $6,188 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services and $360 and $54 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for Healthy Families Shenandoah County.
Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. William C. Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) received $69,000 from the National Science Foundation to research the kinetics and surface modification of Nanocomposite Polymer Thin Films.
Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Exceptional Education) received $46,868 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Council for Preparing Educators of All Young Children to serve as a interdisciplinary, collaborative forum for the ongoing development and networking of professionals who provide in-service and pre-service professional development to personnel focusing their work on all young children, ages birth to 8 years.
Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $1,000 from Transprint USA Inc. for the Transprint Joint Development Agreement to make available a variety of facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, expertise and services.
Dr. William C. Hughes (Associate Professor, Physics) and Dr. Brian H. Augustine (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $85,000 from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary materials science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at James Madison University to encourage students to identify themselves as scientists through their participation in actual materials science research, their close interaction with faculty and other students and their communication of their results both within the REU and at regional and national meetings.
Dr. Chris S. Lantz (Associate Professor, Biology) received $243,200 from the National Institutes of Health to analyze the relevance of Interleukin-3 and the associated contributions of basophils and macrophages in cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $72,704 from Emory University to develop and validate tools to diagnose Spasmodic Dysphonia; measure severity and determine the impact of SD on disability and quality of life via a multicenter clinical study.
Dr. Christine L. May (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "The Effects of Sedimentation on Gravel-Spawning Fish: An Experimental Approach with Applications for Stream Restoration" to quantify how the depth and composition of sediment affects hatching and emergence success of juvenile brook trout.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $40,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to address the need for assessment of the wind conditions at the proposed sites for platforms that comprise a Coastal Wind Turbine Demonstration.
Dr. Jonathan D. Monroe (Professor, Biology) received $12,000 from Pearson Education for textbook authorship of Scott Freeman's "Biological Science" to prepare certain materials in connection with the fifth edition of the textbook.
Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Assistant Professor, Kinesiology) received $14,984 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for "Overcoming the Barriers" to provide individualized programming and/or instructional support to empower individuals who have disabilities with the tools they need to successfully participate in community-based recreational programs.
Dr. Robert J. Prins (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $29,305 from Outlier Electric Vehicles Inc. for the development of a high-range electric motorcycle to address the design and partial construction of an electric motorcycle.
Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $28,083 from the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin for a multistate analysis of the impact of HIV disclosure laws to recruit statewide samples of people living with HIV and HIV-negative persons at high risk for the infection for data collection sessions. Race also received $176,488 from the DuPont Corporate Remediation Group for Promotores as Health Information Specialists to increase the knowledge of the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River mercury fish consumption advisories for the Spanish-speaking immigrants throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) and Dr. Suzanne L. Fiederlein (Associate Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $30,008 from the U.S. Department of State to foster management skills at the senior level of global mine-action activities by providing senior-level managers with the tools necessary to make effective policy and practice decisions.
William R. Wilson (Madison Institutes) received $99,378 from the Center for Civic Education for the We the People National Elementary Institute.
Sukjin Choi (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) was selected to receive a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts professional fellowship. The museum awarded Dymphna de Wild (Graduate Student) a graduate fellowship and Erin Ayers (Student) a student fellowship.
Dr. John Noftsinger (Vice Provost for Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was named to the Shenandoah National Park Trust Board of Trustees.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "On the Foundations of Mathematical Economics," at the Workshop on the Probabilistic Impulse in Modern Economic Theory at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the National University of Singapore in January.
Dr. David Owusu-Ansah (Professor, History; Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Diversity) published the chapter titled, "Reflections on a Contested Half-Century," a historical reflection on Ghana since independence, in the book, "Development Challenges and Opportunities in Africa."
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published a paper, "Post Keynesian Perspectives on Complex Ecologic-Economic Dynamics," in Metroeconomica, 2011, volume 62, number 1, pages 96-121.
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) published "Disarming States: The International Movement to Ban Landmines" (Praeger, 2010), which provides a detailed history of the global movement to ban anti-personnel landmines, marking the first case of a successful worldwide civil society movement to end the use of an entire category of weapons.
Dr. Julie P. Solometo (Associate Professor, Anthropology) published "The Context and Process of Pueblo Mural Painting in the Historic Era" in Kiva: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History.