FY2004 Research Council Grant Recipients
Awarded in the Spring of 2004 for the period May 15, 2004 - June 30, 2005

Award Statistics:    Total number of awards:                           48
                              Total amount of awards:                $ 125,000
                              Weighted Average award amount: $     2,521

Faculty Research Grants
(Total # of awards - 23 ; Total amount of awards - $47,415  Weighted average award - $1,828)

Bill Malambri (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "The Sounds of Nationalism: Employment of Martial Music to Promote Sociopolitical Allegiance to the Italian Facist Government During the Mussolini Era" - $3,000

Michael Williams (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "BataMbira: Sacred Musical Traditions with a New Voice" - $1,000

Phil Moody (Arts and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Italian Textile Workers (Photography)" - $1,500

AJ Angulo (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT" - 2,000

Peter Phillips (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Input and Its Relation to Water Quality in the Yaque del Norte River, Dominican Republic" - $533

Virginia Williams (History, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Latin American Peace Movement Since the End of the Cold War" - $2,000

Sandra Neels (Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "The Connection Between the Cunningham/Cage Creative Processes and the Multiple Intelligences (as theorized by Howard Gardner)" - $1,000

Timothy Boylan (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Constitution of the European Union: Conflict, Compromise and Comparative Construction" - $2,000

Mark Dewalt (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "An Ethnographic Study of Amish Schools in the United States" - $4,880

Carol Marchel (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "The Place of Qualitative Research in Psychology" - $605

Sue Spencer and Rachel Collopy (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "The Effects of the Six Traits Writing Program on At-Risk Students" - $8,530

Mabaye Dia (Human Nutrition - Geography, College of Arts and Sciences): "Environment Versus Culture and Vice Versa in West Africa: The Djoudi National Bird Park in Senegal and the Niumi National Park in the Gambia" - $1,000

Jennifer Disney (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Women's Activism and Feminist Agency in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Mozambique and Nicaragua" - $8,194

Karen Kedrowski and Michael Lipscomb (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Barely There; Breastfeeding Rights in the United States" - $1,300

Chris VanAller (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences) and Pedro Munoz (Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences): "Cultural Roots of the Euro-American Relations" - $1,200

Mesgun Sebhatu (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Investigation of the Strong Nuclear Force Using an AMD 64-Bit Mobile PC" - $1,120

Josephine Koster (English, College of Arts and Sciences): "Travel to England and Scotland for Research" - $1,500

Kristi Westover (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Adaptive Evolution of Hepatitis B Virus: The Significance of Overlapping Reading Frames" - $2,000

Mike Lavine (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Art Installation: Webcast/website" - $753

Marge Moody (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Travel Grant, Italy May 2004" - $1,000

Andy Doyle (History, College of Arts and Sciences): "Survey of Winthrop Student-Athlete Involvement in the Campus Community" - $500

Anne Olson (Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration): "Self Adaptation in Evolutionary Algorithms" - $1,000

Jane Boyd Thomas (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "The Underground Mall: Exploring Gray Markets" - $800

 

Faculty Research with Student as Co-Investigator
(Total number of awards - 13 ; Total amount of awards - $41,068; Weighted Average award - $3,022)

Stephen Smith and Karen Kedrowski (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Electoral Structures and School Desegregation Efforts in South Carolina" - $5,000

Chasta Parker (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Purification, Crystallization and Structural Analysis of the Membrane Binding Domain of Human Complement Protein C8alpha" - $2,400

Lennart Kullberg (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "A Study of Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries" - $1,875

Aaron Hartel (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Ring Contracting Epoxide Rearrangements as a Route to Intramolecular Aldol Addition Products" - $4,000

Dwight Dimaculangan (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Mitochondrial RAPD Analysis of the Tomato (Lycopersicon) CMS System" - $6,651

Donna Nelson (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Use of a Wellness Intervention to Enhance Student Adjustment to College Matriculation" - $2,000

Cheryl Fortner-Wood (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Longitudinal Data Analyses of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care" - $2,512

Scott Huffmon (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences) and Paul Dezendorf (Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences): "Social and Behavioral Research Laboratory Archive Project" - 3,300

Robin Lammi (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Polymer Sensors for Metal Ions in Aqueous Solution" - $3,500

Janice Chism (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "A Field Study of Medicinal Plant Use by Mestizo Populations in the Peruvian Amazon" - $4,815

Laura Glasscock (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Role of Thrombonodulin Prostate Cancer and Endothelial Cell Proliferation" - $1,775

Roger Williams (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Seasonal Effects of Prescribed Burning on the Birds of Kings Mountain National Park" - $2,070

Marge Moody (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "High School To College Art: The Missing Link" - $1,170

 

Curriculum Enhancement and Instructional Improvement
(Total number of awards - 12; Total amount of awards - $36,517; Weighted average award - $2,856)

Lee Ann Cope (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Human Anatomy; Biology 307" - $7,101

Barbara Blackburn (Curriculum and Instruction, Riley College of Education): "The Middle Level Education Legacy Project; EDCI 600, EDCI 610; EDCI 630; EDCI 690" - $3,948

Antje Mays (Library) and Aurora Fiengo-Varn (Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences): "Spanish 340" - $5,000

Scott Huffmon (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Social and Behavioral Research Lab" - $2,422

Josephine Koster (English, College of Arts and Sciences): "Software for WRIT 501 Course" - $858

Donna Nelson  (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Raising Test Performance in General Psychology with Feedback-Intensive, Online Practice Exams" - $2,600

Laura Dufresne and Laura Gardner (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "The Art of the Book; ARTH 482" - $3,250

Danielle Smith (Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Enhancing Theatre Education" - $2,000

Laura Glasscock  (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Gel Electrophoresis and Wester Blotting Equipment for Immunology Laboratory, BIOL 522" - $2,038

Gerry Derksen and Seymour Simmons  (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Perspective Tutorial Evaluation Project" - $3,200

Mary Beth Thompson Duke  (Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Dance in Eastern Europe" - $1,000

Alice Burmeister, Joy Robinson and Karen Derksen  (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Building Today for Tomorrow's Students: Crossing the Digital Divide to Create a Visual Resource Collection for the Winthrop Community" - $2,500