Dr. Elizabeth Perrill evaluating a piece of ceramics.

2021-2022 New & Regular Faculty Awardees

We are pleased to announce that 14 projects received funding during the 2021-2022 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 up to $5,000 and two or more faculty collaborating on a project received $10,000. The awardees and their proposals are listed here:

Arts & Humanities

New Faculty

Dana Logan. College of Arts and Sciences. Religious Studies. Baptist Watch-Care: Discipline in the Antebellum.

Neelofer Qadir. College of Arts and Sciences. English. Afrasian Imaginaries: Global Capitalism in Indian Ocean Worlds.

Regular Faculty

Sarah Dorsey. University Libraries. Music Library. “I am NOT a Woman Composer!” The Life and Music of Louise Talma (1906-1996).

Lisa Levenstein. College of Arts and Sciences. Women’s and Gender Studies. Collegeland Podcast.

Creative & Performing Arts

Regular Faculty

Elizabeth Perrill. College of Visual and Performing Arts. School of Art. Ceramics Demonstrations Research & At-Risk Archives Needs Assessment.

Physical & Natural Sciences

New and Regular Faculty Collaboration

Maia Popova (New Faculty) and Shan Suthaharan (Regular Faculty). College of Arts and Sciences. Chemistry and Computer Sciences. Machine Learning for Automated Analysis of Students’ Explanations of Infrared Spectroscopy Concepts.

New Faculty

Akira Terui. College of Arts and Sciences. Biology. External and Internal Controls of Fish Movement in a Natural Stream.

Thomas Weighill. College of Arts and Sciences. Mathematics and Statistics. Topological Analysis of Geospatial Data.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

New and Regular Faculty Collaboration

Tamar Goldenberg (New Faculty) and Amanda Tanner (Regular Faculty). School of Health and Human Sciences. Public Health Education. Transgender Stigma in the Dominican Republic: A Developmental Approach to Measurement.

Jessica McNeil (New Faculty), Laurie Wideman (Regular Faculty), and Stephanie Pickett (Regular Faculty). School of Health and Human Sciences and School of Nursing. Kinesiology and Adult Health Nursing. Linking Insufficient Sleep with Body Weight in Black Young Adults.

New Faculty

Heather Coleman. School of Education. Specialized Education Services. Coaching EIs to Use Virtual Coaching with Caregivers of Children with ASD.

Margaret Fields-Olivieri. College of Arts and Sciences. Psychology. Parent Responses to Toddler Emotion in Daily Life: Exploring Innovative Methods for Ecologically Valid Measurement

Regular Faculty

Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn. College of Arts and Sciences. Psychology. Discrimination as a Stressor: Validation of a Novel Interview Measure.

Sandra Echeverria and Jaclyn Maher. School of Health and Human Sciences. Public Health Education and Kinesiology. Built Environment and Daily, Real-time Contextual Determinants of Physical Activity among Latinx.