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Madison Scholarly News - 2010

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September

Year Month Type Name Description month
2010 September Grant Brakke Wiggins Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) and Dr. Bruce A. Wiggins (Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for "Aquatic Macroinvertebrate and Air Pollution Assessment" to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the macroinvertebrate data from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests using water chemistry and other ancillary resource data to assess the impacts of management activities, and demonstrate how information can be used to describe air pollution impacts stream ecosystems. 09
2010 September 2010 Geier Courti10 Freeburg 09
2010 October Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $46,236 from the Valley Health System, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, for Healthy Families Shenandoah County to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families in Shenandoah County by providing education, resources and support. Akerson received $9,210 from the Valley Program for Aging Services Inc. to provide educational and administrative services in fiscal year 2011. 10
2010 October Grant Dudding Dr. Carol C. Dudding (Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $350,000 from Virginia Department of Education to provide an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredited master's program in Communication Science and Disorders. Dudding also received $26,193 from the Virginia Department of Education to assess the feasibility of telepractice in speech language pathology to address the shortage of qualified personnel in Virginia's public schools. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Race Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $423,559 from the Virginia Department of Health for "HIV Consortium for Northwest Region 2010-2011" to assure the provision of comprehensive, essential health and support services for individuals and families with HIV infection. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Wiggins Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) and Dr. Jane R. Wiggins (Program Director, Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia) received $114,897 from the Virginia Department of Health for the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia to improve campus-based suicide prevention and intervention at Virginia institutions of higher education. 10
2010 October Grant Hubbell Jane Hubbell (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $2,145 from the Harrisonburg Community Health Center to provide the use of the university's facilities and services to the center. 10
2010 October Grant Irons Dr. Jessica G. Irons (Assistant Professor, Psychology) received $38,919 from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation for "Tobacco Use Among Youth Receiving Public Behavioral Healthcare Services" to explore the extent to which behavioral healthcare providers address adolescent nicotine dependence and to determine the relationship between dependence, biochemical measures and other variables. 10
2010 October Grant Linn Henderson Bright Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and Melinda B. Bright (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) received two grants from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center -$1,541,968 and $247,692 to support statewide efforts and activities designed to enhance service effectiveness for personnel in superintendents' Region 5 who serve children and youth with disabilities. 10
2010 October Grant Ludlow Dr. Christy L. Ludlow (Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $54,015 from Passy-Muir Inc. for consulting services to provide feedback on the product ideas and prototypes for the vibrotactile device, to consult with Passy-Muir in the development of educational materials related to the device and to provide written reports. 10
2010 October Grant Luerssen Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative) received $2,213 from the Science Museum of Virginia to provide support to the Science on a Sphere project as an advisor to the SMV sphere interpretive program. 10
2010 October Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $20,000 from the Virginia Center on Aging for "The Life of a Caregiver Simulation Project" to develop a simulated learning experience designed to address gaps in learner knowledge and understanding by providing students with opportunities to immediately apply what they have learned in the simulation to real-life service learning activities that include providing respite and companion care to family caregivers in the community. 10
2010 October Grant Radizwill Dr. Nicole M. Radziwill (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $19,810 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for "OKES: An Open Knowledge Exchange System to Promote Meta-Disciplinary Collaboration Based on Socio-Technical Principles" to manage the automation of data collection from OKES to provide an extensible repository of research metadata that describes the evolution of user behavior and knowledge creation. 10
2010 October Grant Reeves Henry A. Reeves (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $5,000 from the city of Harrisonburg to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center. Reeves received $5,676 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the center to provide technical advice and guidance and to serve as a business and economic information focal point for small businesses. 10
2010 October Grant Sternberger Shaeffer Dr. Lee G. Sternberger (Associate Provost, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, International Programs) and Dr. Margaret B. Shaeffer (Associate Dean, College of Education) received $151,605 from the International Research and Exchange Board to carry out a semester-long program to showcase the best of U.S. educational concepts, technology, civic life and culture for up to 16 foreign secondary-level teachers in a range of disciplines. 10
2010 October Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $44,756 from the National Science Foundation to use the capabilities of the Google Earth Application Program Interface to create new learning experiences for formal and informal geoscience students of all ages. 10
2010 October Presentation Barron Stoloff Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), M. Levinstein (Student), A. Marston (Student), D. Melchione (Student), H. Mertins (Student), O. Naumenko (Student), A. Swinson (Student) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Creating a New Model to Involve Students in All Phases of Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Harris Lee Martino-McAllister Pastor Varga Dr. Charles M. Harris (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology), Dr. Jeanne Martino-McAllister (Professor, Health Sciences; Cluster Five Coordinator, General Education), Dr. Dena A. Pastor (Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology; Associate Assessment Specialist, Center for Assessment and Research Studies) and Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) presented "A 5-year follow-up: Assessing cognitive outcomes" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Mazzarella Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella (Director, Communication Studies) presented "Beyond Girl Power: Girls' Studies In and Out of the Academy" at the State University of New York Cortland's international conference on "Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals" in October. 10
2010 October Presentation Reis-Bergan Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Assessing Community Service Learning Outcomes: Academic Content and Social Responsibility" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Serdikoff Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff (Professor, Psychology) and K.H. Fulcher presented "A Comprehensive System for Conducting Quality Assessment" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Presentation Stoloff Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), M.E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student) and M. McCarthy presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the 2010 Best Practices: Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology in Atlanta. 10
2010 October Publication Minskoff A book written by Dr. Esther H. Minskoff (Professor Emerita, Special Education) and Dr. David H. Allsopp has been translated into Korean. "Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with LD and ADHD" was published by Brookes Publishing. 10
2010 October Publication Rosser Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) published an essay, "How Complex are the Austrians?" as a chapter in "What is Austrian about Austrian Economics? Volume 14 of Advances in Austrian Economics," edited by Roger Koppl, Steven Horwitz and Pierre Desrochers.er 10
2010 September Grant Harris Minbiole Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $170,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Amphibian Defense: Mutualistic Microbes and their Antifungal Metabolites" to study the ecological context of chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease, in order to understand and eventually control the disease. 09
2010 September Grant Havey Dr. Daniel K. Havey (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $91,045 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the development of a point source photoacoustic greenhouse gas sensor for carbon dioxide. 09
2010 September Grant Heydari Tjaden Buchholz Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Florian Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $31,601 from the Department of Defense for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program for fiscal year 2011 to implement a high-school cyber defense camp and competition and continue the development of the Computer Forensics Lab. 09
2010 September Grant Kalupa The School of Communication Studies received $114,180 from the U.S. Army and War College for Dr. Frank Kalupa (Professor, Communication Studies) to serve as the Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication at the U.S. Army War College. (This updated announcement modifies a July 2010 scholarly news note and clarifies that Dr. Kalupa is serving as the visiting professor. 09
2010 September Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $34,125 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio. 09
2010 September Grant Maslen Enedy Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $7,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to support responsibilities and planning activities of the alliance. 09
2010 September Grant Mast Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $192,378 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for ARRA-Equipment to enhance training for health professionals. 09
2010 September Grant McKown Raab Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,697 from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Virginia to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further elucidate the nature of the lacritin cell surface-binding complex. 09
2010 September Grant Miles Luerssen Holland Wilson Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Wind for Schools" in Virginia to formalize the Wind Applications Center at James Madison University and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for kindergarten-12th grade schools in Virginia. 09
2010 September Grant Moran Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Professor, Kinesiology) received $2,000 from CVS Caremark for "Overcoming the Barriers" to implement a mentorship program for individuals with disabilities. 09
2010 September Grant Newbold Tang Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,543,709 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (from U.S. Department of Energy) for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions. 09
2010 September Grant Peirrakos Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $175,000 from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research on engineering faculty engagement in Learning Through Service to provide motivation, training and resources to catalyze widespread adoption of Learning Through Service among engineering faculty, departments and colleges interested in offering modern and effective curricula. 09
2010 September Grant Reid Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) received $248,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of James Madison University. 09
2010 September Grant Rutherford Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $175,164 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010. 09
2010 September Grant Tucker Brent Dr. William G. Tucker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Robert N. Brent (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $18,755 from the U.S. Geological Survey for the development of the USGS ozonation process for treating acid mine drainage. 09
2010 September Grant Whitmeyer Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $130,596 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Scaffolding Undergraduate Geoscience Inquiry Using New Loggable Google Earth Explorations" to develop a new level of a 4-dimensional virtual globe that will allow students to explore Earth. 09
2010 September Honor Haynes Dr. John Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) was awarded the Vincent E. Nelson Award for Best Poster at the Eastern Section Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The poster was titled "What came first: Folding, faulting and fracturing in the Devonian Needmore and Marcellus Shales of Highland County, Virginia." 09
2010 September Presentation Abrahamson Dr. Craig Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented "The Difficult Challenge of Needing to Always be Sensitive to Our Client's Perception of Their Circumstances," a plenary address presented at the Help for the Helper Conference in Bergan, Norway. Abrahamson also presented a workshop, "The Difficulties and the Essentiality of Maintaining Productive Relationships with Our Colleagues as We Face the Demanding Dilemmas of Our Work," at the conference. 09
2010 September Presentation Barron Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), C.S. Hulleman and J. Harackiewicz presented "From Practice to Theory and Back Again: The Role of Relevance in Student Motivation" at the 2010 International Conference on Motivation. 09
2010 September Presentation Koepfler Brewster Stoloff Saville J. Koepfler (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology)presented "Predicting Police Aggressions: Traditional and Non-Traditional Models" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. 09
2010 September Presentation Lee Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and D. A. Pastor presented "Multicultural campus climate and discrimination: Impact in divergent ways" at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Diego. 09
2010 September Presentation Majors Inman Majors (Associate Professor, English) discussed the craft of writing fiction and talked about his three novels, "The Millionaires," "Wonderdog" and "Swimming in the Sky," at Dalton State College in September. 09
2010 September Presentation Niziurski Price Krakosky Weingarten Fergusson Koepfler Brewster Stoloff J. Niziurski (Student), C. Price (Student), L. Krakosky (Student), S. Weingarten (Student), W. Fergusson (Student), J. Koepfler (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Is IQ Related to Police Performance?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. 09
2010 September Presentation Rosser Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) delivered an invited plenary address "How Nonlinear Dynamics Complicates the Global Warming Problem," at the Sixth Conference on Dynamic Modeling in Economics and Finance at the University of Urbino in Italy Sept. 24. 09
2010 September Presentation Stoloff Curtis Ramsey Vetrano Wolf-Fike Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), M. E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student), C. Wolf-Fike (Student),M. McCarthy and Dr. Joanne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Staunton. 09
2010 September Presentation Stoloff Curtis Ramsey Vetrano Wolf-Fike Brewster Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), M. E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student), C. Wolf-Fike (Student),M. McCarthy and Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Beyond the Lecture Hall: How Non-Classroom Experiences Contribute to Success and Satisfaction" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Staunton. 09
2010 September Publication Brewster Stoloff Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), P.W. Wickline and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) wrote "The Rorschach Comprehensive System in Police Psychology," which was published in Personality Assessment in Police Psychology: A 21st Century Perspective, published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher. 09
2010 September Publication Cavalcanti Dr. H.B. Cavalcanti (Professor, Sociology) wrote "The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley: Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations," which was published in September by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This book explores how the practices of local United Church of Christ congregations inside an association in the Shenandoah Valley are being affected by national denominational commitments. 09
2010 September Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and W.D. Woody wrote "They listen, but do not hear: Retention for podcasted material in a classroom context," which was published in Teaching of Psychology. 09
2010 September Publication Daniel Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology), W.D. Woody and C. Baker wrote "E-books or textbooks: Students prefer textbooks," which was published in Computers and Education. 09
2010 September Publication Imani Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote "Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process," which was published by University Press of America in September. 09
2010 September Publication Kurtz Dr. Jaime L. Kurtz (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and J.D. Royal wrote "I ate what?! The effect of stress and dispositional eating style on food intake and behavioral awareness," which was published in Personality and Individual Differences. 09
2010 September Publication Varga Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "Modified team-based learning in a developmental psychology course," which was published in SRCD Teachers' Corner.s 09