2015 Faculty Research Grant Awardees, Projects Announced

| January 29, 2015

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 22 recipients of 2015 Faculty Research Grants.

The awards, totaling $110,000, will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

“As our strategic plan takes shape, it’s clear that faculty research and creative activity plays an important role across all four themes of the plan,” said Julian Schuster, provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Faculty scholarship and creative endeavors are foundational to our reputation as a globally innovative institution, support student-centeredness through collaborative faculty/student projects, demonstrate academic excellence, and are a part of strengthening partnerships locally and globally to ensure we achieve strategic and sustainable development.”

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Congratulations to the 2015 recipients, who are listed below by name, department, school/college, and title or topic of the project:

  • Burcu Alakoc, History, Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Suicide Terrorism as a Weapon of Choice: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Organizational Strategies Leading to Suicide Terrorism”
  • Victoria Brown-Kennerly and Stephanie Schroeder, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Fungal Growth and Cell Morphology in Response to Environmental Factors”
  • Lionel Cuillé, International Languages and Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences, “Les régimes de la vitesse: les Champs magnétiques d’André Breton”
  • Elsa Fan, Anthropology & Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, “Evidence Based Interventions:  Interrogating HIV Testing among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China”
  • Eric Goedereis, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, “It Won’t Happen to Me: Examining Optimistic Bias and Health Literacy in Adulthood”
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    Ryan Gregg, Art, Design, and Art History, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, “Demonstrations of Dominion: The Antwerp School of City Views and Their Use in the Habsburg Imperial Sphere”

  • Julia Griffey, Electronic & Photographic Media, School of Communications, “Resources and Guidance to Develop Physical, Interactive Exhibits”
  • Ryan Groeneman, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Investigating the Thermal Expansion Parameters of Phenylazopyridine Co-crystals”
  • Carol Hodson, Art, Design, and Art History, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, “Continuation: Unnatural Histories Lithograph Series”
  • Celine Hong, Communications and Journalism, School of Communications, “Implicit Impacts of Source Characteristics in Crisis Communication”
  • Jeffrey Hughes, Art, Design, and Art History, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, “Dispositive Environments Exhibition research/development”

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  • Sheila Hwang, English, College of Arts & Sciences, “Mapping Identity: Representations of English Spas and Seaside Resorts in 18th-Century Maps and Guidebooks”
  • DJ Kaiser, Communication Arts, Reading, and Early Childhood, School of Education, “Language Planning and Policy at the National Level in Uruguay: Ceibal en Inglés”
  • Lindsey Kingston, History, Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Migration on the Mediterranean: Human Rights & Challenges”
  • Jong Bum Kwon, Anthropology & Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, “Preliminary Field Research: Cultural Politics of Aging in South Korea”
  • Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, Communication Arts, Reading, and Early Childhood, School of Education, “Investigating the Digital Literacy Competencies among College Students in China and the USA”
  • Doug O’Bannon, Management, Walker School of Business and Technology, “An Empirical Study Of Chess Skills and Critical Thinking”
  • Warren Rosenblum, History, Politics and International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “The History of Mental Disability in Modern Europe”
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    Chris Sagovac, Electronic & Photographic Media, School of Communications, “Building an Independent Animation Studio”

  • Jill Stulce, Nurse Anesthesia, College of Arts & Sciences, “Low Flow Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy as a Mechanism of Oxidative Stress as Evidenced by Elevated Exhaled Breath Isofuran Levels”
  • Ece Tuncel, Management, Walker School of Business and Technology, “Gender Differences in the Processing of Performance Feedback:  Effects on Work-related Attitudes & Behaviors”

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