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Grants (awarded in June 2018)

Dr. Herbert K. Amato (Associate Vice Provost, Academic Development; Professor, Health Sciences) and Dr. David J. Shonk (Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management) received $2,500 from the Colonial Academic Alliance for "Innovative Strategies for High Impact Practices: Access, Success and the CAA Student-Athlete."

Dr. Christopher E. Berndsen (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $100,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Connecting Active Site Dynamics to Reaction Chemistry During Ubiquitin-like Protein Activation."

Dr. Michael K. Davis (Executive Advisor to the President) received $20,000 from American Evolution to develop an expanded contemporary context for James Madison's legacy and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of key events that took place in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influences America today.

Dr. Heather Griscom (Associate Professor, Biology) received $9,013 from The Roosa Fund of Block Island Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. to perform conservation research on Block Island by looking at the regeneration of trees on the island in several areas, including those planted and those regenerating naturally and outlining benefits of the species seen.

Dr. Oleksandr Kokhan (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Debra L. Mohler (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $449,881 from the National Science Foundation for "RUI: Molecular Mechanisms of Short-Range Electron Transfer in Metalloproteins."

Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $362,965 from George Mason University to support the Central Regiona Small Business Development Center.

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) was awarded $10,000 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide support and leadership to the Wind for Schools initiative; provide detailed technical and policy support to state-based wind working groups; and facilitate deployment of small and mid-sized wind power technologies.

Dr. Kurt G. Paterson (Department Head and Professor, Engineering) received $6,000 from the Kern Family Foundation to support the University Innovation Fellows Program.

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $148,814 from the National Science Foundation to serve as program director for the Tectonics Program, Division of Earth Sciences, Directorate for Geoscience at the National Science Foundation.

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 $44,966 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop a video on evidence-based conflict management techniques to employ during contentious IEP meetings.

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 $29,160 from the Virginia Department of Education to develop a website platform that can host animation videos and resources and to create six animated videos.


Publications

Dr. David A. Stringham (Associate Professor, Music; Coordinator, Music and Human Services Minor) published, "CONSIDERABLE STRESS and MISERY: A First-Year Music Teacher's Experiences," in Research Studies in Music Education, co-authored with Dr. Alden H. Snell, II, from University of Rochester.



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