Council on Faculty Research

Council on Faculty Research
2014-2015 Council on Faculty Research Members and the College Represented
FY2014 Council on Faculty Research Award Recipients and Projects
2014 Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards and Projects
Council Bylaws (.doc file)

Internal Grant Competitions

Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards provide personal services dollars for research and creative activity projects.  The proposal deadline for the summer 2015 competition will be around the first week of February 2015.  Watch for the official announcement in future issues of the University Newsletter and on this website.

Council on Faculty Research Fall Competition funds projects for research and creative activity.  Funds are available for commodities, contractual services, equipment, travel, and student help related to the project.  No personal services dollars are available.  The proposal deadline for this fall's competition is September 10, 2014 - 12:00 Noon.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 581-2125 or email Mary Mattingly.  Click here to obtain a copy of the application materials. 

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2014-2015 Council on Faculty Research Members and the College Represented

College of Arts and Humanities
David Richardson Art
Nora Pat Small History

College of Business and Applied Sciences
Marko Grünhagen, Chair School of Business
Melanie Burns School of Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies
Rebecca Cook Special Education
Jeanne Okrasinski (one semester appointment) Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle Level Education

College of Sciences
Ronan Bernas Psychology
Robert Colombo Biological Sciences


Library Services
Todd Bruns Booth Library



Robert Augustine Ex-Officio
Robert Chesnut Ex-Officio
Mary Mattingly Recorder
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2013-2014 Council on Faculty Research Award Recipients and Projects

Steven Daniel Biological Sciences Isolation of Oxalobacter formigenes, a beneficial gut bacterium that degrades the dietary toxin oxalate, from the cecal contents of house mice (Mus Musculus)
Hongshan He Chemistry Investigation of the Long-term stability of porphyrin-sensitized solar cells
Michael Menze Biological Sciences Trehalose- The Sweet Way to Preserve Cells and Tissues
Janice Coons Biological Sciences Reproductive Ecology an Prey Capture for Pinguicula planifolia(Chapman's Butterwort), an Insectivorous Plant Species threatened in Florida
James Novak, Thomas Canam Biological Sciences The Effect of Treated Wastewater and Background Environmental Sources on Bacterial Community Structure of Local Streams
Scott J. Meiners Biological Sciences A whole-system approach to the function of allelopathy in plant communities 
Gary Bulla Biological Sciences Is CREG1 a Master Regulator of Liver Function?
Angela Anthony Communication Disorders & Sciences Validating the Kindergarten Language Benchmark Assessment
Eric Bollinger Biological Sciences Do Birds Parasitized by Brown-headed Cowbirds Feed Nestlings Differently from their own Nestlings?
Kai Hung Biological Sciences Formulating a Defined Medium
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2014 Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards and Projects

Melissa Ames English Mediating Female Identity Through (St)ages: Popular Cultural Depicitions of Mating, Marrying, Mothering, and Maturing
John Bickford Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education Examining the Historical (Mis)Representations of the Holocaust within Children's and Young Adult Literature
Gary Canivez Psychology Structural Validity of the Cognitive Assessment System-Second Edition (CAS2)
Steven Daniel Biological Sciences Isolation of Oxalobacter formigenes, a Novel Kidney Stone-preventing Gut Bacterium, from the mouse
Jill Deppe Biological Sciences Multi-scale Bat Habitat Associations and Landscape Connectivity in Illinois
Stefan Eckert Music A Transcription and Discussion of Manuscript Pages by Joseph Riepel
Sace Elder History Cruel, Brutal, and Malicious: Child Abuse and the Limits of Parental Authority in Germany, 1898-1945
Donald Holly Sociology & Anthropology Trinity Bay Chert and Paleoeskimo-Amerindian Relations on the Island of Newfoundland
Newton Key History Constructing Conspiracy: Plotter, Prosecutor, and Public during the Rye House Plot
Lania Knight English Writing Speculative Fiction: Remnant, a Novel
Mary Konkle Chemistry Finding Friends of MitoNEET: A Novel Type-2 Diabetes Drug Target
Chris Laingen Geology/Geography Modeling Future Pheasant Populations in South Dakota
Michael Menze Biological Sciences Lessons for a World in Heat: Understanding Animal Strategies to  Survive Water Loss
Britto Nathan Biological Sciences How APOE4 Blocks the Beneficial Effects of Estrogen on Alzheimer's Disease
Charlotte Pence English "The Story and Other Poems: A Sonnet Sequence"
Gopal Periyannan Chemistry Glucose Metabolism in Caulobacter crescentus: Unraveling the Secrets of Entner-Doudoroff Pathway
Radu Semeniuc Chemistry Better Ways to Separate the Wheat from the Chaff: Synthesis and Characterization of Flexible Porous Materials
Jad Smith English Alfred Bester:  "The Eureka Years, 1950-1954" and "Bester's Legacy"
Paul Switzer Biological Sciences Landscape Effects on the Distribution of Foraging Dragonflies
Angela Vietto English The Women of the Monthly Anthology and the Masculinization of American

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