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ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching

About ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching


2023-2024 Grant Recipients

2022-2023 Grant Recipients

  • A Christian’s Influence in Mainstream Hollywood Storytelling: Disney Screenwriter and Animator Jeremy Spears’ Impact on Culturally Significant Animated Films (Barry Gawinski, Durrell Nelson, and Todd Smith; School of Communication and Arts)
  • Advanced Avionics Correlation Trainer (Wayne Tripp, Jerry Wangberg, Ian Dutkus, and Peter Spahr;
    School of Aeronautics)
  • Aging Simulation Equipment (Kevin Layell, Lisa Campbell, and Janet K. Brown; College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Career Exploration Regional, National, and International: Visit Employers in Lancaster, PA
    (Connie Hecker and Mark Horstemeyer; School of Communications and Arts/School of Engineering)
  • Emergency Relief: Simulating the Project Management Experience in Non-Profit Work (David Duby; School of Business)
  • Enhancing Criminal Justice Curriculum: A Practical Application for Future Practitioners (Amanda Trent and Joel Cox; Helms School of Government)
  • Forging the Future of Design: Real-World Application of the Glowforge in 2D & 3D
    Product Design in the SADA Classroom
    (Rachel Dugan, Audra Rygh, and Joshua Wilson; School of Communication and Arts)
  • From Hell and Back: Workshop on Forgiveness and Trusting God (Larry Presley and Tim Chang;
    Helms School of Government/Rawlings School of Divinity)
  • Hot Off the Press! What Media Professionals Say Journalism Looks Like in 2022 and Beyond (Amy Bonebright, Donald Alban, Jr., and Toni Perry; School of Communication and Arts)
  • Immersive Experience with German Language and Culture (Annik Miller and Alexandra Barnett; College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Learning By Example: Interpreting History through Objects and Sites (Donna Donald; College of Arts and Sciences)
  • LU Service Learning by Promoting Literacy at a Rural Elementary School in Nigeria (Carol Payne and Edna Udobong; School of Education/Helms School of Government)
  • Mixed Reality Headset for Aviation Training (Katie Gallagher, Jonathan Hewitt, and Aaron Wilson;
    School of Aeronautics)
  • Nutrition Health Fair (Anna Kebles and Mark Hemric; School of Health Sciences)
  • Sport Management Guest Speakers (Adam Spencer and Laura Hatfield; School of Business)
  • Student Field Work Financial Support for Master of Public Health Nutrition Courses (Julia Inglis;
    School of Health Sciences)
  • The Use of an Electroencephalograph to Demonstrate Neurocognitive Processes (Carrie Wilmouth; School of Behavioral Sciences)

2021-2022 Grant Recipients

2020-2021 Grant Recipients

Impact Grants

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External Grants

For external grant assistance or to learn more about potential funding opportunities, faculty should visit the Office of Sponsored Programs. Office of Sponsored Programs Green Hall 2725 (434) 592-4248 grants@liberty.edu

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