Christin DePouw, assistant professor of Education, has been named the recipient of a 2016 Research Scholar Award as presented by the faculty Research Council chaired by Prof. Amy Wolf. The selection was based on DePouw’s proposal, “Role of Critical Race Consciousness in Strengthening Academic and Cultural Identities in Hmong American Students.” The award will help DePouw complete a study she began more than a decade ago. The Research Scholar Award, with funding by the Provost’s Office, provides for a 3-credit reassignment. More information on Prof. DePouw’s ongoing research will be posted on the UW-Green Bay Research Council website in the near future.
The Research Council, chaired by Amy Wolf, is pleased to announce Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, as the recipient of a 2015-2016 Research Scholar Award. The selection was based on his proposal “A Citizen’s Guide to American Elections: The Success and Failure of Representation.” The project is a component of a book to be published in 2015 designed to provide a general overview of key elements of U.S. elections. It will be targeted for use in undergraduate political science courses as well as readership by a general audience. The Research Scholar Award, with funding by the Provost’s Office, provides for a 3-credit reassignment that will allow Prof. Weinschenk to complete the book manuscript as well as work on a journal article focused on public attitudes about income inequality in the United States.
Associate Prof. Amy Wolf of the Research Council has announced that the 2014 Grants in Aid of Research program has funded 14 projects submitted by UW-Green Bay faculty members involving research, exhibition or presentations. Recipients represent a cross-section of University programs and people. The Fall 2014 recipients are:
Franklin Chen, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, Starch modification to improve water dispersability
Michael Draney, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, Rapid assessment protocol samples from the Congo, Central Africa
Alison Gates, associate professor of Art and Design, Presentation “Feminist Transgressors: Embodied Art as Feminist Activism,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference 2014
Jenell Holstead, assistant professor of Human Development, Impact of PowerPoint on student learning
Jeremy Intemann, assistant professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, design of Semiconducting polymers with improved light harvesting for organic solar cells
William Lepley, associate professor of Business Administration, The first finance class: comparing online and face-to-face performance
James Loebl, associate professor of Business Administration, Determining the costs of long-term care that qualify for the medical expense deduction on taxpayers’ federal income tax returns
Megan Olson Hunt, assistant professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, Attainment of texts and software relevant to collaborative statistical research with natural scientists
Debra Pearson, associate professor of Human Biology, Sustainable agriculture: nutrient analysis of an ancient indigenous squash plant and other produce from a Three Sisters campus garden
Kimberley Reilly, assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, For love or money: Loss of services suits and the transformation of wives’ household labor, 1870-1920
Ellen Rosewall, professor of Art and Design, Sabbatical case study research
Rachel Russell, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Evaluating and mapping the global footprint of Wisconsin’s electronic waste
Jolanda Sallmann, associate professor of Social Work, Exploring the BSW program’s learning environment: Student perception of the program’s affirmation and respect for diversity and difference
Le Zhu, assistant professor of Human Biology, Poster presentation at the Food and Nutrition Conference/Expo
The campus Research Council reminds us that the deadline for fall 2014 Grants in Aid of Research proposals is Monday, Oct. 20. Funds must be used in support of faculty research. All things being equal, preference will be given to tenure-track faculty and those individuals who have not recently received funding. Information is available at: www.uwgb.edu/rc/giar.as.
The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Fall 2014 Grants in Aid of Research program. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR Call for Proposals and Guidelines.
The Research Council invites University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty to submit proposals for Grants in Aid of Research funding to support faculty research (see guidelines for details). The number of proposals received and the amount of funding available for distribution will determine the number of awards that can be made. Anyone with faculty status at UWGB is eligible to apply for Grants in Aid of Research funding. While all proposals will be considered, preference will be given to tenure track faculty and those individuals who have not received funding recently.
Visit the Research Council website, www.uwgb.edu/rc/giar.asp. All GIAR proposals are due by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. Please contact Research Council chairperson Amy Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Office of Grants and Research (Lidia Nonn email@example.com) with questions.
The UW-Green Bay Research Council announces the following fall-semester Research Scholar funding opportunity:
Research Scholar Program (Applications due Nov. 3) — Support from the Office of the Provost continues to make possible this program, which provides a three-credit course release for the Fall 2015 semester. The Research Scholar will be able to use the time afforded by the release to advance his or her scholarship. The program is open to all full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at UW-Green Bay. The Scholar will be expected to work on a specific research project and generate a tangible product during the semester of work (e.g., a grant proposal, draft of a manuscript, book proposal, or preparation of creative works for exhibition/performance/publication). Time may be used to develop a new project (e.g., a grant proposal), to complete an existing project (e.g., the final chapters of a book), or to complete a distinct stage of a larger ongoing project. www.uwgb.edu/rc/research-scholar.asp
Prof. David Coury of Humanistic Studies, German and Global Studies presented a talk — “United in Diversity? European Cultural Plurality in the 21st Century” — at the biannual conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Porto, Portugal this August. His article, “Ways of Belonging: Navid Kermani and the Muslim Turn in Contemporary German Literature,” is a continuation of this research and will appear in a special issue of the journal Colloquia Germanica. Coury’s work has been supported in part by a grant from the UW-Green Bay Research Council.
The UW-Green Bay Research Council has announced two recipients of Grants for Integrating Research and Teaching.
Those faculty members are:
— J.P. Leary, assistant professor, First Nations Studies and Humanistic Studies, for work on “Wisconsin Boarding School Oral Histories”
— Alison Stehlik, assistant professor, Art, and Art and Design, for work on “Cast Iron Sculptures, a Public Art Project”
The Grants for Integrating Research and Teaching program provides support for up to $1,000 each to assist faculty efforts that combine scholarly and pedagogical activities. This grant opportunity is designed to acknowledge and encourage collaborative research involving UW-Green Bay faculty and to integrate students into scholarly work.
Associate Prof. Scott Ashmann of the Research Council also announced Wednesday that the Spring 2014 Grants in Aid of Research program has awarded a total of $21,454 to fund projects submitted by two dozen UW-Green Bay faculty members involving data and/or materials collection for research, exhibition, or performance projects. (The lengthy list here provides a representative sample of the range of scholarly interests among some of the University’s professors.
Spring 2014 recipients are:
— Gaurav Bansal, assistant professor, Business Administration — Insider Data Breach and CEO Apology (or Denial): Does CEO Gender Impact Trust Restoration?
— Caroline Boswell, assistant professor, Humanistic Studies and History — Folger Institute’s Weekend Seminar on “Rogues, Gypsies and Outsiders: Early Modern People on the Margins,” May 22-23, 2014, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.
— Kate Burns, associate professor, Human Development and Psychology — Midwestern Psychological Association presentation
— Bryan Carr, assistant professor, Communication — I Can Be Whatever I Want To Be (If The Programmers Will Let Me): Rhetorical Borders of Identity in Video Games
— David Coury, professor, Humanistic Studies and Modern Languages (German) — conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas
— Kristy Deetz, professor, Art, and Art and Design — Heated Exchange/SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference)
— Carol Emmons, professor, Art, and Art and Design — installation and exhibit Cosmogony 2.0
— Yunsun Huh, assistant professor, Democracy and Justice Studies — “The Impact of Gender Inequality on the Labor Supply of Women and Men” and “The Labor Supply of Tied Movers”
— Kevin Kain, lecturer, Humanistic Studies and History — The “Sacred Waters” of the “Holy Lake” (Sviato Ozera/Lake Valdai): A wellspring of hierotopic activities in the reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich
— John Katers, professor, Natural and Applied Sciences — EPA’s TRI University Challenge (Toxic Release Inventory)
— Jennifer Lanter, associate professor, Human Development — Language Learning Lab
— Minkyu Lee, assistant professor, Art, and Art and Design — Two Exhibitions with the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference in Milwaukee
— Pao Lor, associate professor, Education — Hmong Charter Schools
— John Luczaj, associate professor, Geoscience and NAS — Anomalous Water Chemistry in the Deep Confined Aquifer in Northeastern Wisconsin
— E. Nicole Meyer, professor of French and Humanistic Studies — Technological Innovations and their Communication Through Invited Conference Papers
— Deirdre Radosevich, assistant professor, Human Development and Psychology — Perfectionism and Anger
— Sawa Senzaki, assistant professor, Human Development and Psychology — Transmission of culturally unique perspectives across generations
— Heidi Sherman, associate professor, Humanistic Studies and History — Hedging on Archaeological Heckles: A comparison of medieval heckles from Novgorod, Latvia, and York
— Christine Smith, associate professor, Human Development and Women’s and Gender Studies — Cognitive Flexibility, Attitudes, and Personality
— Alison Staudinger, assistant professor, Democracy and Justice Studies — “Are Corporate Persons Gendered? Feminist Jurisprudence and the history of Corporate Personhood”
— Alison Stehlik, assistant professor, Art and Design, Art — Silk Screening to Develop Sculptural Prints and Paintings
— Patricia Terry, professor, Natural and Applied Sciences — Sustainable Agriculture: Comparing Native American 3 Sisters garden to conventional monocropping
— Julie Wondergem, associate professor, Natural and Applied Sciences — Research in Organic Synthesis
— Michael Zorn, associate professor, Natural and Applied Sciences — In Situ Chemical Sensors
Each year the Office of the Provost sets aside funds for faculty research to help cover research expenses, such as travel costs for faculty who are invited to present research papers at conferences, to participate in concerts or exhibitions, or to purchase materials and supplies for research projects. Those funds are supplemented by additional support designated by the deans of the College of Professional Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The members of the UW-Green Bay Research Council met in November to select Grants in Aid of Research recipients for the Spring 2014 semester.
Fifteen GIAR faculty grants were awarded for a total of $12,866, as follows:
• Tohoro Francis Akakpo, Social Work, Integration to Mainstream Society: A Community Study of Somali Refugees in a Midwestern City
• Illene Cupit, Human Development, A University-Based Camp for Grieving Children
• Ryan Currier, Natural and Applied Sciences, QEMSCAN Analysis for Antarctic Granite Partial Melt Samples
• Greg Davis and Matt Dornbush, Natural and Applied Sciences, Amos Software for Structural Equation Modeling
• Patrick Forsythe, Natural and Applied Sciences, Effects of Dam Removal and Habitat Restoration on Migratory Northern Pike Esox lucius in Northern Lake Michigan Tributaries
• Catherine Henze, Humanistic Studies, Completing Music for Shakespeare’s Songs Restored
• Sarah Ann Himmelheber, Social Work, Building Understanding of Charitable and Change Paradigms in Service-Learning
• Ghadir Ishqaidef, Business Administration, Under the Radar: Incidence of Employment-Related Complaints and Court Decisions in the Temporary Help Supply Service Industry
• Mark Kiehn, Education, Effects of Music and Arts Experiences on Higher-Order Thinking
• Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Music, Performance and Premiere on the Composers’ Voice Concert Series, New York
• Eric Morgan, Democracy and Justice Studies, A Dangerous Place from which to View the World: The Enigma of Control in the Novels of John le Carre
• Jon Shelton, Democracy and Justice Studies, Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Labor-Liberalism, 1968-1981
• John Stoll and Karen Dalke, Public and Environmental Affairs, Mustangs, Perceptions, and Efficient Resource Management
• Christine Style, Art and Design, Solarplates for Intaglio Process
• Aaron Weinschenk, Public and Environmental Affairs, Legislative Professionalism at the Local Level: The Case of City Councils