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Council on Faculty Research

Council Bylaws

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 2022 competition is February 9, 2022 at noon.  Application materials are available at the links below.

Council on Faculty Reasearch 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 is September 8, 2021 by noon. If you have any questions please call the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 581-2125 or email Mary Mattingly at


CFR Application and Report Forms

 Online CFR Application Site


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2021-2022 Council on Faculty Research Members
and the Colleges Represented

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ronan Bernas       Psychology
 Jad Smith       English
Lumpkin College of Business & Technology
Simon Lee                                                                                 School of Business
Toqeer Israr     School of Technology
College of Education
Jennifer Stringfellow                                                                                         Special Education
College of Health & Human Services
Laurel Teller                                                               Communication Disorders & Sciences
Library Services
Kirstin Duffin                                                 Booth Library
Ryan Hendrickson                       Ex-Officio
Robert Chesnut Ex-Officio

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FY2022 Fall CFR Award Winners

Last Name First Name Department Title
Beck Michael  Chemsitry & Biochemistry Development and optimization of chemical tools for measuring the effect of genetic differences in drug metabolism.
Bickford John Teaching Learning & Foundations Examining Students’ Close Reading, Disciplinary Thinking, and Text-Based Writing
Larson Danelle Music A History of Music in American Normal Schools (edited book)
Liu Zhiwei Biological Sciences Haplotype Diversity of Asian Honeybee Populations in Nepal and Neighboring Chinese Regions over the Himalayas
Semeniuc Radu Chemsitry & Biochemistry Smaller is better: synthesis and characterization of molecules with logic gate behavior
Zieman Elliott Biological Sciences Assessing the threat of a tick-borne protozoan parasite in domestic dogs, wildlife reservoirs, and tick vectors in Illinois


2021 Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards and Projects

Last Name First Name Department Title
Adom Assande Des' Economics Can digital currencies serve as safe havens in a post-COVID-19 era? 
Beck Michael Chemistry & Biochemistry Development of chemical tools and methodologies for measuring the
effect of genetic differences on drug metabolism in live cells
Bickford John Teaching, Learning, & Foundations Examining Curricular Resources’ Historical Representation of Charles
Darwin and Evolution, Racists’ Most Reliable Theory
Campbell Julie English A Continuation: The Publication History of Isabella Andreini, 1587-1699
Canam Thomas Biological Sciences Functional Characterization of Unidentified Fungal Genes Involved in
Biomass Deconstruction
Canivez Gary Psychology Structural Validity of the Canadian WISC–V: Exploratory and Confirmatory
Factor Analytic Analyses with First Nations Youth
DeRuiter-Willems Lauri Public Health Adulting: How prepared are young adults to manage their health
care independently?
Engles Tim  English “Possessive White Male Spatiality in Alexander Payne's The Descendants”
Ghent Linda Economics Game Theory of Thrones
Ha Dongheon Department of Physics Super-resolution optothermal microscopy for electronic devices and biological samples
He Hongshan Chemistry & Biochemistry A Two-in-One Nickel Photocatalyst for C-N coupling
Johnson Rebecca Music Department Songs for the Imagination
Jones Alexis Teaching, Learning, & Foundations Theoretical Literature Review
Kerins Andrew Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Exploring Women's Experiences of Engagement in Roller Derby
Kim-Hahm Hyunsun School of Business Differential Media Coverage of Startups and its Spillover Effects on the
Fundraising of U.S. Venture Capital Firms
Nathan Britto Biological Sciences Molecular Studies to Examine the Role of Flna-201 in Alzheimer’s Disease
Park Julie Music Department Discovery of hidden Asian musical repertoires and their potential contribution
to college music education in the U.S.
Pellizzeri Steven Chemistry & Biochemistry Investigating the Adsorption of Wastewater Contaminants on
Activated Carbon
Periyannan Gopal Chemistry & Biochemistry COVID-19 and ACE2: A Tale of Zinc
Semeniuc Radu Chemistry & Biochemistry Mix and Match: Fine tuning of metal – metal distances in dinuclear
metal complexes

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