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Madison Scholarly News—November 2011


Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Social Services — $1,231 for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" and $581 for "Healthy Families Page County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah and Page counties by providing education, resources and support.

Dr. Cheryl L. Beverly (Professor, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education) received $295,622 from the U.S. Department of Education for "Middle Matters" to provide accelerated, alternative teacher preparation and traditional professional development to increase the number of highly qualified and effective middle-grade science and mathematics teachers in Hopewell City Public Schools.

Dr. Steven G. Cresawn (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $9,937 from the National Institutes of Health for "Mycobacteriophage as an emerging model organism" to further the development of a database to hold mycobacteriophage genome sequences and gene expression data.

Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $77,637 from the Virginia Department of Education to support the education programs of the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic in fiscal year 2012.

Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $280,000 from the Virginia Department of Education for "Statewide Collaborative Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology-Year 6" to provide an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association-accredited master's program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Dr. Michael D. Hall (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $18,677 from DCS Corp. for "Creating and Validating Experimental (Militarily-Relevant) Acoustic Stimulus Sets" to collect data sets that will support the validation of the resynthesized stimuli against naturally occurring acoustic stimuli.

Alleyn S. Harned (Program Coordinator, Virginia Clean Cities) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $365,159 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative (REVi) Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for EV & EVSE" to advance the Richmond Region as an attractive and sustainable market for electric vehicle technology.

Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $74,100 from Virginia Commonwealth University for "Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center-Fiscal Year 2012" to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships and $47,750 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide for the management and administrative support of the Virginia Department of Health Medical Interpreter Grant Program.

Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $15,000 from the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation for "Healthcare for the Homeless, Suitcase Clinic" to provide onsite urgent care to homeless clients enrolled in local homeless shelters while providing care management services when comprehensive services are needed.

Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $9,601 from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth for "Tobacco Use Among Youth Receiving Public Behavioral Healthcare Services" to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables.

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received a $175,958 community service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, T/TAC) received $1,375,746 from the Virginia Department of Education to continue to assess needs and services provided to consumers in Region 5 following each consultation and training event provided by the Training/Technical Assistance Center's staff.

Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School; Professor, Exceptional Education), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $296,443 for "Self Determination" to provide direct instruction, models and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior beginning at the elementary level and continuing through the student's educational career.

Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) and Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $596,427 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2011-2012" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection.

Dr. Sharon J. Simmons (Head and Associate Professor, Computer Science) received $26,250 from Ball State University for "Efficient Instrumentation Strategies for Time Sensitive Software."

Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $2,500 from the Grocery Manufacturers Association for the "Robotics STEM Project" to provide sponsorship of robotics teams.


Dr. Nicole Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been recognized by the American Society for Quality as one of "40 New Voices of Quality," a group of individuals under 40 who are making a difference in their organizations.


Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Marina V. Rosser (Professor, Economics) presented a paper, "A Minsky-Kindleberger Perspective on the Financial Crisis," at the conference on Rethinking Economic Policy in Light of Heterogeneous Agents, held at Catholic University, Milan, Italy, Oct. 13-15.

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented "A Transdisciplinary Perspective on Complexity" as the first Lectio Magistralis to the Graduate School of Social Science at Trento University, Italy, Nov. 2. Rosser presented "Governance Issues in Complex Ecologic-Economic Systems" as a plenary lecture to the conference honoring Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Economics, held at Bielefeld University, Oct. 16-18.


Dr. Bernd Kaussler (Assistant Professor, Political Science) wrote "The Iranian Army: Tasks and Capabilities," which was published in the Middle East Institute Viewpoints November issue, "The Artesh: Iran's Marginalized Regular Military."

Fernando A. Pargas (Lecturer, Management) wrote "Stopping Big Business and Politics from Bleeding America — An Agenda for the New Generation," a book published by The Beckham Publications Group Inc.

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