Awards

Support for Faculty Scholar Awards (SFSA)


The Support for Faculty Scholars Award exists to advance the research mission of the University. The program supports creative activities and research that may not lead to external funding but which enhance and sustain the scholarly reputation of WMU and the faculty principal investigator.

January 2013


Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Julie Apker Communication Qualitative study of handoff communication between emergency physicians and hospitalist in academic and community hospitals
Dr. Luigi Andrea Berto History Between dangerous enemies and ineffective christian lords: "The History of the Beneventan Lombards" and the crisis of ninth-century southern Lombardy
Dr. Alexander Cannon Music Time and transformation in Southern Vietnamese traditional music
Professor Cat Crotchett Frostic School of Art Encaustic Painting and Silkscreen
Dr. Lin Foulk Music Developing classical music improvisation
Dr. Sharon Garber Dance Ballet pedagogy techniques of the 21st century: Paris opera and royal balet
Dr. Marion Gray History Identities, borders and ecologies: change over time in rural Brandenburg and metropolitan Berlin
Dr. Andrew Hennlich Frostic School of Art Scattered histories: diaspora, nation and memory in the work of William Kentridge
Dr. Mary Lagerway School of Nursing Professional women and popularization of eugenics in the United States
Dr. Mahendra Lawoti Political Science Inclusive institutional reforms: multiple actors and complex processes in Nepal
Dr. William Sauck Geosciences Geophysics to aid and archeological investigation' Gotland, Sweden
Dr. Joyashish Thakurta Geosciences Examination and sampling of exploratory drill cores from the upper peninsula area of Michigan
Dr. Kristina Wirtz Anthropology Learning to be bilingual in a dual language elementary school

September 2012


Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Carla Adkinson-Bradley Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Perceived severity of parent discipline practices: a study of professional counselors
Dr. Steve Bertman Chemistry MPAN and atmospheric aerosols
Dr. Jennifer Foster Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology The world of sexually abused boys: a thematic analysis of trauma narratives
Professor Caroline Gore Frostic School of Art Technical and material explorations: stone & precious metal alloys
Professor Jim Hopfensperger Frostic School of Art The significance of making by hand
Dr. Mark Hurwitz Political Science Judicial diversity: courting olitical minorities in America's federal and state courts
Dr. Ramona Lewis Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Experiences of African Americal older adult learners
Dr. Gellert Mezei Chemistry Anion-encapsulating nanojars for selective anion extraction and environmental remediation
Dr. Michael nassaney Anthropology The archaeology of the North American Ffur trade
Professor Giner Owen Frostic School of Art Modernizing uses for collodion wet plate as a means of displacint the digital void
Dr. Eli Rubin History Arc of destruction: urban space, memory and war in Germany, 1937-1945
Dr. Benjamin Torres Spanish "Iconografia: lo visual en la obra de Edgardo Rodrigues Julia"
Dr. Ruth Zielinski Nursing Living and working at Oasis Hospital: recollections of missionary nurses

January 2012

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Robert Anemone Anthropology Field testing a predictive model for locating productive fossil localities
Dr. Andrzej Dudek Mathematics Hamiltonicity of random hypergraphs
Dr. Dan Farrell Management Learning from whistleblowing
Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons Management Roles that multicultural employees play in organizations: individual and contextual antecedents
Professor Kirsten Harvey Dance Dancing faces: teaching the technique of emotion
Dr. Sarah Hill Anthropology Rent and recycling in cuba: how not owning leads to not using things up
Dr. Yvette Hyter Speech Pathology and Audiology Assessment of pragmatic language
Dr. John Jellies Biological Sciences Peptide disruption of a peripheral neural oscillator
Dr. Mariam Konate Gender and Women's Studies Fatherlessness and African American female college students: a phenomenological study of their dating experiences
Dr. Joyce Kubiski Frostic School of Art Pisanello and John Palaeologus VIII: Details of dress and the eastern other
Dr. Kelley O'Reilly Marketing How young consumers assess online word-of-mouth (WOM) credibility
Dr. Ann Veeck Marketing Food safety, trust and responsibility in urban China
Dr. Maarten Vonhof Biological Sciences Patters of population connectivity and gene flow in a neotripical bat

September 2011


Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Kevin Corder Political Science Bank regulation after the financial crisis
Dr. Jessica Frieder Psychology Effects of Varied response methods in class activity and reviews on student performance and preference
Dr. Chien-Juh Gu Sociology Middle-class immigrant housewives: An exploratory study of self-concepts in life transitions
Dr. Peter Gustafson Mechanical Engineering Prototype surgical screwdriver
Dr Yan Lu Biological Sciences Novel transcriptional regulation of biosynthesis of aspartate-derived amino acids
Dr. Edwin Martini History Napalm: More than a weapon
Dr. Lewis Pyenson History Natural history ilustration in 19th century Argentina
Dr. Eve Salisbury English Disseminating Gower: Newberry MS33.5 and the Gower Project
Dr. Thomas Scannell Management Sucessful small business growth supported by supply chain management best practices
Dr. Susan Steuer Special Collections and Rare Books Traveling Libraries for prisoners in World War I work detachments
Professor Yuanliang Sun Frostic School of Art The Bridge
Dr. Gwen Tarbox English Gender and identification in Franco-Belgian YA graphic narratices
Dr. Marc Weeden Special Education The effects of TeachLive on the Acquistion of basic teaching skills in first year special education students: a preliminary investigation

January 2011


Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Massood Atashbar Electrical and Computer engineering Experiments to demonstrate the Principles of Printed Accelerometer using sacrificial layer technology by employing inkjet and screen printing techniques
Dr. Jody Brylinsky Health Performance and Health Education Identifying Key Competencies in elite coaches
Dr. Christine Bryd-Jacobs Bilogogical Sciences Western Blot Analysis of changes in brain protein expression with damage to sensory input
Dr. Martha Councell-Vargas Music LaFlauto Cubana: Defining the tradition and style of flute playing
Professor Cat Crotchette Frostic School of Art Encaustic-Batik paintings
Professor David Curwen Dance Ballet pedagogy exchange in the People's Republic of China
Dr. Jon Davis Mathematics Reasoning and proof within cirricular resources
Dr. Diane Dirette Occupational Therapy The effectiveness of self generated vs. taught compensatory strategies for memory and the role of learning styles
Dr. Liang Dong Electrical and Comptuter Engineering Radio frequency energy harvesting for Mirroelectronics
Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering Design of an optical engine with combustion capability
Professor Sharon Garber Dance Ballet Pedagogy exchange in the Peoples' Republic of China
Dr. Sandra Glista Speech Pathology and Audiology Supported and safe computer and internet use in individuals with Aphasia
Dr. Pavel Ikonomov Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Virtual reality simulation system for nonomanufacturing
Dr. Cynthia Klekar English Gener, benevolence, and legal discourse in Eighteenth-Century London's criminal courts
Professor Tom Knific Music Dissemination and distribution of The Muse: A CD of original music
Dr. Mahendra Lawoti Political Science Democracy in divided societies: exclusion/inclusion in South Asia
Dr. Irma Lopez Spanish Confluencias y demarcaciones: Generaciones literarias y expresiones esteticas en la novela mexicana, 1998-2008
Professor Nichole Maury Frostic School of Art International artist residency and exhibitions
Dr. Timothy McGrew Philosophy Studies in the history and philosophy of religions
Dr. Matthew Mingus School of Public Affairs and Administration The Bridge to Somewhere: Why Now?
Professor Judy Moonert Music Coalescence Percussion Duo CD Recording Project
Dr. James Palmitessa History Making the New Europe: Historical writing in the Czech lands from the 15th to 17th centuries
Dr. Doris Ravotas Interdisciplinary Health Services Patients' experience of an informed consent process for hospital procedures
Dr. Elke Schoffers Chemistry Novel sensors based on 1, 10 Phenanthroline
Professor Megan Slayter Dance La Mer, a reconstruction of Loie Fuller's The Sea

September - 2010


Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Ari-Gur, Pnina Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering International Research of Titania
Dr. Auer, Blain Comparative Religion Symbols of Authority in Medieval Islam
Professor Berkow, Jay Theatre Orpheus in the Underworld
Dr.Ellis, Anthony English Another Side of Senescence
Dr. Golhar, Damodar Management Automotive Parts Manufacturing in India
Dr. Ohanna, Natalio Spanish Back From Beyond the Frontier
Dr. Ro, Kapseong Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Design, Test and Evaluation of Refueling Drogue
Dr. Haden, Sally History An English Lawyer in Colonial American

January - 2010

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Durham, Lofton Theatre Rewriting the History of Medieval Theatre: Destruction de troie and Fifteenth Century Performance Culture
Dr. Jones, Stephen Music, School of Western Brass Quintet Scores Research Project
Dr. Mezei, Gellert Chemistry Metal-organic rotaxane frameworks: Towards organized solid-state molecular machinery assemblies
Dr. Saito, Rika Foreign Languages To a New Woman from a New Man: Letters Overseas by the Japanese Feministic Couple in the 1920s
Dr. Veeck, Ann Marketing Pig Feasts in Rural China: Creating an Informal Economy through a Ritual Celebration


September - 2009

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Berto, Luigi History Writing History in Carolingian Italy (774-875)
Dr. Bischof, Gary Counseling Education, Counseling Psychology Transgender Persons & Partners: Couple and Sexual Relationships
Professor Bondarchuk, Karen Frostic School of Art Corvus Catalogue
Professor Brown, Lori Aviation The Efficacy of Flight Attendant/Pilot Communication and Training Requirements in China
Dr. Browning, Christine Mathematics Understanding children's thinking of angle and angle measure
Dr. Frias, Larissa Family and Consumer Science Acculturation and Family Experiences of Filipino Immigrants in the U.S.
Dr. Kohler, Steve Biological Sciences Distribution and Population Structure of a Keystone Parasite
Dr. Shrestha, Bade Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Journal Page Fee Charges
Dr. Straight, Bilinda Anthropology Preparing publications from current NSF and planning an NIH proposal with collaborators at University of Arizona and Grinnell College


January - 2009

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Ackerson, Kelly Nursing Trauma History and Cervical Cancer Screening
Dr. Code, David Music, School of Creating a Laptop Orchestra
Dr. Ellis, Anthony English Shakespeare all italina: Dramatic Adaptation and Cultural Exchange
Dr. Eng, Jacqueline Anthropology Ancient Health in the Nomadic Pastoralists of Mongolia
Dr. Ghantasala, Mural Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticle based composite colloids (gels)
Dr. Ho, Birong Library Vocabulary Control for the Web 2.0 Catalog
Dr. Joslin, Katherine English Edith Wharton and the making of Fashion
Dr. Lagerwey, Mary Nursing Nursing Coverage of the 3rd Reich
Dr. Mirzeler, Mustafa English African Stories and Storytellers
Dr. Nassaney, Michael Anthropology Archaeology and Community Service Learning: Preparing a Professional Index
Dr. Torano, Vince Frostic School of Art Ideal Beauty in Classical Painting


September - 2008

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Biener, Zvi Philosophy Newtonian Mechanics and British Empiricism: Physics and Philosophy at the Edge of Enlightment
Dr. Bliznyuk, Valery Paper Coating & Imaging Collaborative Research in the Field of Nanoelectric Properties of Materials
Professor Curwen, David Dance My Name is David Lang
Professor Gore, Caroline Frostic School of Art Tangential Memories
Dr. Hallett, Lucius Geography It's too far to walk! I cannot get to my supermarket. The Geographies of Location in Lawrence, Kansas
Dr. Lawoti, Mahendra Political Science Democracy, Insurgency, Autocracy and Political Reforms: The Exclusion/Inclusion Dimension in Nepal
Dr. Rao, Shalia Special Education & Literacy Studies From Isolation to combination: A multilevel, multicomponent approach to developing literacy skills of students with cognitive impairments
Dr. Ro, Kapseong Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Prototype Development and Flight Test of a Free-wing Tilt-body Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Professor Slayter, Megan Dance The Lily
Dr. Susan Steuer Library Recreating a Cistercian Library: The Obrecht Collection at Western Michigan University
 
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