2014 Faculty Research Grant Awardees, Project Topics Announced

| February 17, 2014

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 23 recipients of 2014 Faculty Research Grants.

The awards, totaling $100,000, will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

“Faculty scholarship and creative activity is essential for the success of our strategic plan,” said Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Faculty accomplishments which are recognized and celebrated internally and externally are visible evidence that we are committed to academic excellence. Faculty research strengthens students’ classroom experience, provides opportunities for collaborative faculty/student research, and communicates to future students and faculty that we are a thriving institution.”

Congratulations to the recipients, who are listed below by name, department, school/college, and title or topic of the project:

  • Virginia Altrogge and Mary Bevel, Multidisciplinary Studies, School of Education, “Is There a New Face of School Administration: Instructional Leader for All Children?”
  • Bill Barrett, Electronic and Photographic Media, School of Communications, “Portable Camera Obscura”
  • Victoria Brown-Kennerly and Mary Preuss, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Assessment of Bacterial Diversity in a Changing Freshwater Community on Campus”
  • Donna Campbell, Multidisciplinary Studies, School of Education, “Special Education in the Global Community: Follow-up of International Programs and Interventions for Students with Autism and Challenging Behavior”
  • Hasmik Chakatyan, Counseling, College of Arts & Sciences, “Investigating Mental Health Needs in Armenia: Need for Counseling”
  • Elsa Fan, Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Opportunistic Infections:  The Governance of HIV/AIDS in China”
  • Eric Goedereis, Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Who Pursues and Commits to Careers in STEM?  A Developmental-Contextual Approach”
  • Gloria Grenwald and Heather Mitchell, Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “College Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An Interview Study in the Netherlands”
  • Ryan Groeneman, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Pyrimidine-based Photoproducts as a Ligand to Produce Metal-Organic Frameworks”
  • Paula Hanssen, International Languages and Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences, “‘We’re becoming citizens of the world in the purest and best sense’: Letters and exile for Elisabeth Hauptmann: Author, Dramaturge and Scholar”
  • Daniel Hellinger, History, Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Neo-Extractivism, Neo-liberalism, and Transnational Globalization”
  • Lindsey Kingston, History, Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Issue Emergence and Human Rights Advocacy”
  • Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, Communication Arts, Reading and Early Childhood, School of Education, “A mixed method investigation of Harbin University’s teacher candidates’ multimodal practices in negotiating participation at the Webster School of Education Programs through accounts of digitally-mediated interactions”
  • Brad Loudenbeck, Art, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, “Collision/Adaption in European Cities: A Response in Collage”
  • Debbie Psihountas, Business, George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, “Are University Students Aware of their Finances? A Cross-global comparison of PIIGS-based students and US-based students”
  • Warren Rosenblum, History, Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “The History of Mental Disability in Modern Europe”
  • Margot Sempreora, English, College of Arts & Sciences, “Intensive Study of Classic Dramatic Literature and Direction and Design in Production”
  • Deborah Stiles, Multidisciplinary Studies, School of Education, “The Views of Multicultural Adolescents in Norway: A Ten-Year and Twenty-Year Follow-Up Study”
  • Roy Tamashiro, Multidisciplinary Studies, School of Education, “Rival Narratives, Historical Truths and Power Agendas in War Memorials and Museums: South Korea”
  • Ece Tuncel, Management, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, “Power and Perceived Authenticity of Emotional Displays”

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  1. Beth Stroble says:

    Congratulations, all, and best wishes in these scholarly and creative endeavors. What an amazing diversity of topics and interests among the Webster faculty!