Madison Scholarly News—July 2011
Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $42,517 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Page County � Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention," $7,336 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County � Safe and Stable Families" and $1,200 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support.
Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $35,000 from the Research Corporation for "A multi-dimensional exploration of the physical properties of cosmic masers' host galaxies" to quantify the rate at which mega-masers are hosted by the whole variety of optical spectral classifications observed in the nearby universe and to reveal the most statistically significant connections between mega-maser emission and its host optical properties.
Penelope Critzer (Director, Shenandoah Valley Child Development Clinic) received $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to support the education programs of the clinic.
Dr. Daniel M. Downey (Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to continue inventorying water quality of forest streams and to monitor the effects on stream water chemistry.
Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $3,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation to support the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at JMU.
Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $8,247 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to oversee the field research program and to coordinate preparation of the report of findings for the preliminary Phase I archaeological and historical surveys of the Island Farm parcel east of Strasburg, Va. Geier received $3,742 from Carmeuse Lime & Stone to finish the Phase I project at the Middle Marsh locale west of Middletown, Va., by cataloging artifacts recovered and preparing a final report of findings.
Dr. Anthony S. Hartshorn (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $25,000 from Weyerhauser Corp. for "Soil respiration measurements across the Bayboro organic matter plots" to measure soil respiration rates to provide insight into soil processes as they relate to sustainability of working forests.
Kimberlee Hartzler-Weakley (Administrator, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $9,581 from the Virginia Department of Social Services to combine the strengths of the Healthy Families of Page County program with the Reading Road Show's Gus Bus program to help at-risk new parents and young families.
Dr. John T. Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) and Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $7,378 from the U.S. Geological Survey to support bedrock mapping in the south half of the Monterey SE 7 �' quadrangle in the Valley and Ridge Province, Highland County, Va.
Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $4,121 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services for the Harrisonburg Community Health Center.
Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $308,365 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center.
Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $25,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "Priority State Wind Energy Outreach Strategy and Implementation/Wind Powering America" to support the development of wind power in Virginia � onshore, offshore, large, small and community scale � by engaging in various outreach and implementation activities.
Dr. John B. Noftsinger Jr. (Vice Provost, Research and Public Service; Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director, Research Development and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) received $49,188 from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council to support the SVTC, which serves as an advocate for developing the technological and workforce development infrastructure required to support technology-related industries in the region.
Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services; Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Health � $135,278 for "Wise Woman/Every Woman's Life Program" to design, direct, implement and evaluate the project, which focuses on adding preventive health services such as nutrition and physical activity to EWL breast and cervical cancer screening services, and $68,207 to provide the position of health education/communication coordinator for the program. Race received $115,736 from Valley AIDS Network to provide educational and health administrative services.
Dr. Vicki A. Reed (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $45,500 from the Scottish Rite Foundation of Virginia to continue support of the JMU-Scottish Rite Language Disorders Clinic.
Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) received $250,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of JMU.
Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $24,985 from the Military Assistance Advisory Group for the Senior Management Workshop for Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Action, Peru 2011 to enhance the management skills and knowledge of senior managers of ERW and mine action programs in Ecuador and Peru.
Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Joann H. Grayson (Professor Emerita, Psychology) received $44,750 from the Virginia Department of Social Services for and distribution of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter in fiscal year 2012.
Nick D. Swayne (Coordinator for External Relations, College of Education) received $40,000 from the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corp. to help promote growth of the FIRST LEGO League in Washington, D.C., as well as in rural areas and school divisions with Title I designation.
Kalela A. Williams (Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center) received $3,500 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the Furious Flower Collegiate Poetry Summit to support a gathering of college students from across Virginia and around the country who, in workshops and panel discussions, study the craft of poetry and learn ways to incorporate poetry in community service and outreach.
Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $50,000 from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society for "Specific Ions on the Interfacial Properties at the Hydrophobic/Aqueous Interfaces" to measure, investigate and explore the interfacial properties at the hydrophobic/aqueous interfaces.
Dr. Theresa B. Clarke (Professor, Marketing) is a member of the Business Editorial Board that won the MERLOT House Cup, a perpetual award that recognizes the level of contributions made to the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching collection during an academic year. The winners of the 2011 MERLOT Awards were honored at the MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference, held in San Jose, Calif., July 12.
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 Comparison of the Cultural Influence on Economic Policy of Confucianism in North and South Korea," at the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 4-8.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) and Dr. Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics; Director, Office of Economic Services) presented a paper, "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan," at the 16th World Congress of the International Economic Association, held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, July 4-8.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented a paper, "The Implications of Nonlinear Dynamics for Global Warming," at Beijing Normal University on July 9.
Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) wrote a book, "Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecologic-Economic Systems: From Catastrophe to Chaos and Beyond," which was published by Springer.
Dr. Louise M. Temple (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) published three articles recently on her work with colleagues and students on a bacterial pathogen of turkeys. "The autotransporter protein from Bordetella avium, Baa1, is involved in host cell attachment" was published in Microbiological Research and included Dr. Stephanie Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Nathan Beach (Former JMU teaching postdoctoral fellow). "Bordetella avium causes induction of apoptosis and nitric oxide synthase in turkey tracheal explant cultures" was published in Microbes and Infection with the same authors, and included current Isaac Masters (JMU biotechnology major). "The Bordetella avium BAV1965-1962 fimbrial locus is regulated by temperature and produces fimbriae involved in adherence to turkey tracheal tissue" appeared in the journal, Infection and Immunity, with collaborators from Bristol, United Kingdom.