Funded Research - Provost Research Initiative

2017-2018 Award Recipients

Interdisciplinary Awards

School of Health Sciences, School of Law, and Helms School of Government

Award: $93,114 for Research Project
Project: Justice Project


College of Applied Studies and Academic Success
 

Dr. Dwayne Melton

Award: $5,000
Project: Academic Persistence and Behavioral Tendencies


College of Arts and Sciences

 

Ms. Caitlin Curtis

Award: $1,214 for Student Research Presentation
Project: United States Foreign Relations with Iran in the Post-World War II Stalin Era

Mrs. Donna Donald

Award: $325 for Research Event
Project: Dating of the Holt-Ashwell House

Mrs. Donna Donald

Award: $2,420
Project: Authenticate, Exhibit, and Interpret an 18th-century Spinning Wheel

Mr. John Emmert

Award: $1,214 for Student Research Presentation
Project: A Testament to Leadership: The Ninth Infantry Division and Its Commanders During WWII

Mr. Paul Hangar

Award: $1,214 for Student Research Presentation
Project: M-26 Pershing in Korea

Mr. Connor Schonta

Award: $1,214 for Student Research Presentation
Project: Bad Habits in Central Europe: The U.S. Loses Czechoslovakia, 1945-1948

Dr. David Snead

Award: $10,000 for Research Event
Project: National D-Day Memorial Conference

Dr. David Towles, Dr. Andrew Milacci, and Dr. Fred Milacci

Award: $6,640
Project: Do Students Who Participate in the LUSI Guatemala Internship Experience Growth in Cultural Intelligence (CQ)?

Mr. Matthew Zuehlke

Award: $1,214 for Student Research Presentation
Project: The Watery Divide: Lutherans, Anabaptists, and Infant Baptism


College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Joseph Gigliotti
Award: $4,000
Project: Use of a Novel “Americanized” Diet in Rodents to Better Understand Interaction of Diet and Alcohol-related Health Outcomes


School of Behavioral Sciences

 

Dr. Timothy Barclay

Amount: $890 for Faculty Scholarship Award
Project: Academic Retention: Predictors of College Success

Dr. Gina Barker

Amount: $3,570 for Faculty Professional Development
Project: Conference of the International Communication Association

Dr. Jichan Kim

Amount: Project funded through CRS Award
Project: The Effectiveness of a Family-Based Forgiveness Education Program

Dr. Kristen Nugent

Amount: $3,910 for Faculty Scholarship Award
Project: Self-Care for Christian Social Work

Dr. Lisa Sosin

Amount: Release time
Project: Creative Group Counseling for Anxiety: Protocol Development and Outcome Measurement

Dr. Fred Volk

Amount: Release time
Project: Military Education and Pornography Use in Religious People

Dr. Carrie Wilmouth

Amount: Release time; Project funded through CRS Award
Project: Effects of Western Diet on the Health Development of Adolescence


School of Divinity

 

Ms. Linda Saunders

Amount: $478.10 for Student Research Presentation
Project: Engaging theologians, theology, and theological institutions from majority world contexts


School of Health Sciences

 

Dr. Todd Allen

Amount: Compensation funded; Project funded through CRS Award
Project: Development of an HPLC Protocol for Analysis of Amino Acids in Algae

Dr. Matthew Becker

Amount: $7,500
Project: Impact of Amphibian Disease Chytridiomycosis on Eastern Newts Population on Candlers Mountain

Dr. Matthew Brynteson

Amount: $3,000
Project: Development of an Electronic Structure Computer Lab

Dr. Alan Fulp

Amount: $10,500 and compensation
Project: Carbon Hydrogen Bond Activation and Tandem Reactions

Dr. Kyle Harris

Amount: $8,420 and release time and compensation
Project: Crayfish Ecotoxicology and Community Assembly

Dr. Stephen Hobson & Dr. Cameron Sheeler

Amount: $7,500
Project: Investigation of Estrogenic Nature of BPA Derivatives by a Yeast Assay and Structure-Property Relationship Development of the Resultant Epoxy-resins.

Dr. Jared Hornsby

Amount: $25,419.34 and release time
Project: Effects of Fatigue and Physical/Cognitive Stress on Police Office Marksmanship

Dr. Gary Isaacs

Amount: $12,536 and release time and compensation
Project: Nutrition, Aging, and Gene Expression in the Brain

Dr. Ben Kalu
Amount: $8,500 and compensation
Project: Caffeine Consumption and Cardiovascular Regulation

Dr. Michael Korn

Amount: $1,700 and compensation
Project: Reinvestigating the Urey-Miller Experiment

Dr. Thomas McClintock

Amount: $5,817 and compensation
Project: The Mystery of the Cone Head Mummies from Peru

Dr. Bethesda O-Connell

Amount: $5,480.48 and release time and compensation
Project: Evaluation of Biosand Water Filters in Southern Rwanda

Dr. Michael Price
Amount: $8,634 and compensation
Project: Carbon Metabolism and Pathogenicity in Cryptococcus neoformans

Dr. Greg Raner

Amount: $3,200 and compensation
Project: Mechanisms of Drug Toxicity in the Human Liver and Potential Protection by the Brazillian Acai Berry

Dr. Pei Zhang

Amount: $7,500 and compensation
Project: Extracellular Matrix Cellular Interactions and RNA Therapies


School of Education

 

Ms. Julie McNair

Amount: $1,170 for Research Project
Project: Shared Advocacy: A Multiple-Case Examination of Practices Supporting Postsecondary Students with Learning and Attention Differences


School of Visual and Performing Arts
 

Ms. Hannah Lynch

Award: $2,775 for Research Project
Project: How to Make it as a Maker: Maximizing Customer Experience to Increase Brand Value in the Saturated Marketplace of Paper Goods & Gifts

Ms. Kelsey Phillips

Award: $4,000 for Professional Development
Project: Type@Cooper

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