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

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 9, 2015 - 12:00 Noon.  If you have any questions, please call the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 581-2125 or email Mary Mattingly.  Click here to obtain a copy of the application materials. 

Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards provide personal services dollars for research and creative activity projects.  The proposal deadline for the summer 2016 competition will be around the first week of February 2016.  Watch for the official announcement in future issues of the University Newsletter and on this website.

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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
Jennifer Stringfellow Special Education

College of Sciences
Ronan Bernas Psychology
Robert Colombo Biological Sciences


Library Services
Steven Brantley Booth Library



Robert Augustine Ex-Officio
Robert Chesnut Ex-Officio
Mary Mattingly Recorder
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2014-2015 Council on Faculty Research Award Recipients and Projects

John Bickford Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle-Level, Education Elementary and Middle Level Students' Historical Thinking
Craig Chesner Geology/Geography Geologic Mapping of Samosir Island: Insights into the Recent History of the Toba Caldera, Sumatra, Indonesia
Jill Deppe Biological Sciences Evaluating stopover site quality for migratory songbirds in the Gulf of Mexico: Conservation and management priorities
Lania Knight English Writing Speculative Fiction: Remnant, a novel
Michael Menze Biological Sciences The Brain on Aging – Role of CISD1
Stephen Mullin Biological Sciences Manipulative moms: Examining the relationships between environmental variables and offspring traits in a live-bearing snake species
Britto Nathan Biological Sciences Molecular Studies of a Brain-Selective Estrogen to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Gopal Periyannan Chemistry Bacterial Transformation of Bio-Oil: A Source of Carbon Compounds for Renewable Energy and Material Production
Ruben Quesada English Poetry Writing: Elegies
Isaac Slaven School of Technology Employing observed photodegradation in ink pigments as a safety indicator in synthetic life safety equipment
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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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