Steve Haines performing with a band.

2019 New & Regular Faculty Awardees

We are pleased to announce that 19 projects received funding during the 2019-2020 academic year through the competitive New & Regular Faculty Internal Research Awards Program. This funding supports the initiation and advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity. Individual faculty received $5,000 and two or more faculty collaborating on a project received $10,000. The awardees and their proposals are listed here:

Awardees

Boutelle, R. J. College of Arts and Sciences. English. The Race for America: Black Transnationalism in the Age of Manifest Destiny.

Coakley, Tanya. School of Health and Human Sciences. Social Work. Focus Groups to Inform HOPE Intervention for African American Boys.

Cyrus, Duane. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dance. The Resistance Project: Solo Performance at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Age.

Gatson, Torren, and Asha Kutty. College of Arts and Sciences. History and Interior Architecture. The African American Porch: Exploring Experience, Meaning and Agency in Wilson, NC.

Gee, Robin and B. J. Sullivan. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dance. They Sat So We Could See: A Multidisciplinary Arts Initiative.

Haines, Steve. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Music. Compositions for Jazz Quartet.

Haldeman, Lauren, and Cheryl Buehler. School of Health and Human Sciences. Nutrition and Human Development and Family Studies. Influence of Fathers’ Food Related Parenting Practices on Child Weight Status.

Hematian, Shabnam. College of Arts and Sciences. Chemistry and Biochemistry. Artificial Catalysts Inspired by a Living Enzyme: Alternative Strategy for Oxidative Catalysis Using Molecular Oxygen.

Holian, Heather. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Art. The Preservation and Presentation of Art: Walt Disney and the Creation of a Visual Legacy.

Jeng, Annie. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Music. Circles and Lines: An Anthology of Commissioned Intermediate Works Introducing Contemporary Skills Composed by Female Composers.

Keith, Jennifer. College of Arts and Sciences. English. The Arts of Exile: Anne Finch’s Poetic and Political Designs.

Nash, Donna. College of Arts and Sciences. Anthropology. Wari Imperial Dynamics – Transformations in a Frontier Province.

Obermeyer, Jessica, and Sena Crutchley. School of Health and Human Sciences. Communication Sciences and Disorders. Outcomes of Conversation Group Participation in People with Aphasia.

Osena, Ayalew. College of Arts and Sciences. Biology. Evaluating the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus Heat-Shock Proteins for Stress Resilience in Planta.

Reifsteck, Erin, Michael Hemphill, DeAnne Brooks, and Greg Daniels. School of Health and Human Sciences. Kinesiology. Moving On From the Military: Exploring Student Veterans’ Physical Activity.

Scalissi, Nicole. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Art. Something to See Here: Staged Violence in Contemporary American Art.

Sowicz, Timothy, and Melissa Floyd-Pickard. School of Nursing and School of Health and Human Sciences. Family and Community Nursing, and Social Work. Dimensional Analysis of Living After an Opioid Overdose Reversal.

Stehlin, John. College of Arts and Sciences. Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. The Political Economy of Urban Highway Removal in the U.S. and Spain.

Tucker, Denise, and Christopher Atkins. School of Health and Human Sciences. Communication Sciences and Disorders. Communicating Better Together – Improving the Lives of Late Deafened Adults with Cochlear Implants Through Biopsychosocial Group Aural Rehabilitation Therapy.