Send news about appointments, awards, exhibitions, honors, performances, presentations, publications and service to Eric Gorton (gortonej@jmu.edu) or through our online form. News about grants is provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
 

Grants (awarded in December 2018)

Elizabeth G. Arnold (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics) received $84,542 from the Mathematical Association of America to continue developing annotated lesson plans and research statistic lessons with the META Math Project. 

Dr. Christopher G. Clinard (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Erin G. Piker (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $28,028 from the American Hearing Research Foundation to establish a more sensitive measure of age-related changes in the vestibular system. 

Dr. Jaime B. Lee (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $36,510 from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to evaluate whether a computerized speech-language treatment delivered by a virtual therapist results in improved written communication skill of study participants with aphasia. 

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $80,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to contribute to clean energy development and deployment in a manner that emphasizes education, outreach and research. 

Nick D. Swayne (Director, 4-VA at JMU; Director of External Relations, School of Education) received $7,000 from FIRST LEGO League to continue the growth and development of the VA-DC FIRST LEGO League program. 

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $361,850 from the Virginia Department of Education 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. 

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Co-director and Instructor, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received $1,855,268 from the Virginia Department of Education to support state directed and regional/local activities for the Virginia Department of Education Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 

 

Publications

Dr. Carole L. Nash (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Heather A. Wholey (‘18) published, "Prioritizing Heritage Resources in a Time of Loss: Sea Level Rise and Archaeological Resources of the Middle Atlantic Region, US." Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 20:4, 285-295. 

Dr. Tomás Regalado López (Associate Professor; Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) published a book, "Historia personal del Crack. Entrevistas críticas." Valencia: Albatros, Serie Palabras de América, 2018. 

Dr. Tomás Regalado López (Associate Professor; Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures) edited Ricardo Chávez Castañeda, Ignacio Padilla, Pedro Ángel Palou, Eloy Urroz and Jorge Volpi: Manifiesto Crack y Postmanifiesto del Crack, 1996-2016. Ed. Tomás Regalado López. Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana, 2018. 

Dr. David Stringham (Associate Professor, School of Music) co-edited "Musicianship: Improvising in Band and Orchestra," with Dr. H. Christian Bernhard, II of SUNY Fredonia. The book includes contributions from eight JMU undergraduate/graduate alumni (Thomas Graham, Leonard Grasso, Megan Hendrix, John Mills, Michael Parker, J.P. Riley, Jon Stapleton, and Smith Waylett) and faculty member Dr. Alice M. Hammel (Instructor, School of Music), and is published by GIA Publications, Inc. ( https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/musicianship-improvising-in-band-and-orchestra-book-g9694). 

 



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