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Scholarly News Database

The scholarly news database contains a record of grants, publications, awards, honors, service and other scholarly work by JMU faculty and staff. News items about grants are provided monthly by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Faculty are responsible for providing the other types of news. Faculty news can be submitted by e-mail to Janet Smith at or online via our online form at

Year Month Type Name Description month
2016 May Exhibition Tubach

Lisa Tubach (Associate Professor, Art) exhibited her artwork in the Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace in historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, from May 6 to June 17. The project, “Ode to Eleuthera,” explores the fluidity of ecological spaces and their inhabitants, particularly in terms of strength, vulnerability and adaptability.

2016 May Grant Colocousis

Dr. Chris R. Colocousis (Assistant Professor, Sociology) received $53,506 from The Ohio State University to analyze the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem services and patterns of social, economic and environmental change in communities affected by economic shocks.

2016 May Grant Critchfield

Dr. Kenneth L. Critchfield II (Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology) received $5,000 from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy to code data from a study of interpersonal reconstructive therapy in order to further analyze its effectiveness.

2016 May Grant Gabbin

Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin (Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center; Director Emeritus, Honors Program; Professor, English) received $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for “Literature: To support ‘Throw Your Head Back & Sing’: A Tribute to Maya Angelou.”

2016 May Grant Harned

Alleyn S. Harned (Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities) received $49,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to support education and outreach activities for clean energy.

2016 May Grant Jakobsen

Dr. Krisztina V. Jakobsen (Associate Professor, Psychology) received $2,548 from the Association for Psychological Science for “Team-Based Learning for Teaching Psychological Science” to equip high-school teachers with the tools they need to flip their psychological science classes.

2016 May Grant Kennedy

Patricia A. Kennedy (Coordinator of Community Grants and Institute Publications, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $222,790 from the Valley AIDS Network to provide university and administrative services.

2016 May Grant Rutherford

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery; Professor, Political Science) received $1,465 from Fenix Insight Ltd. to support two interns who will provide research and database assistance as directed by Fenix staff.

2016 May Grant Zingraff

Dr. Rhonda M. Zingraff (Associate Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies; Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $1,518 from the Alzheimer’s Association to host the association on campus.

2016 May Honor Rosser Econospeak, a blog founded by Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Chair of Business Administration; Professor, Economics), is featured in the Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2016 as compiled by Intelligent Economist. The multi-author blog, self-described as “annals of the economically incorrect,” analyzes daily news from an economic perspective. 05
2016 May Grant Nash

Dr. Carole L. Nash (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) has been appointed by the Society for American Archaeology to serve on the newly formed Climate Change Strategies and Archaeological Resources Committee. The purpose of the committee, which is composed of members from a variety of countries and international organizations, is to address the multiple challenges posed by climate change to the archaeological record. As part of her work for CCSAR, Nash is creating the “Climate Change Response Network for Mid-Atlantic Cultural Heritage Resources” to develop an online clearinghouse of research and salvage projects, public education activities, policy initiatives and publications.