FY2005 Research Council Grant Recipients
Awarded in the Spring of 2005 for the period May 15, 2005 - June 30, 2006

Award Statistics:    Total number of awards:                           49
                              Total amount of awards:                $ 125,000
                              Weighted Average award amount: $     2,810

Faculty Research Grants
(Total # of awards - 22; Total amount of awards - $35,000  Weighted average award - $2,302)

Bill Malambri (Music, College of Visual & Performing Arts): "The Sounds of Nationalism: Employment of Martial Music to Promote Sociopolitical Allegiance to the Italian Fascist Government During the Mussolini Era" - $2,000

Jeanne Woods (College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Shanghai Theatre Academy Residency" - $1,000

Merry Sleigh-Ritzer (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Effect of Visual Stimulation and Incubation Temperature on Growth Rate and Hatch Time" - $2,617

David Sleeth-Keepler (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): " Friendship-Based Approach to Understanding and Enhancing Student Adjustment to College Matriculation" - $4,000

Laura Dufresne (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "The Art of Azulejara: The Portuguese Ceramic Tradition on the Porto to Aveiro Line" - $1,500

Barbara Fuller (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "Retail Globalization: Perspective of Mid-Sized Retailers" - $2,500

Haney Howell and Mark Nortz (Mass Communication, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Death of Small Town Radio" - $3,000

Cecile Leung (Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences): "Perception of France in Nineteenth-Century China (1830-1930)" - $1,500

Jennifer Disney (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Women's Activism and Feminist Agency in Revolutinoary and Post-Revolutionary Mozambique and Nicaraqua: Toward the Creation of Oral History" - $3,200

Scott Huffmon (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Faith-Based Initiative Case Study Research" - $1,223

Stephen Smith (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Radical Flanks in US Anti-War Movements: A Comparative Analysis" - $2,000

Adolphus Belk (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Making it Plain: Deconstructing the Politics of te Prison-Industrial Complex" - $2,000

Kristi Westover (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Phylogeny of the Mononegavirales and Evolutionary Divergence of the Structural Glycoprotein Gene" - $1,000

Lisa Johnson (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "The Impact of Technology on the Develompent of Moral Judgment in Teacher Candidates" - $2,606

Douglas Eckberg (Sociology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The South Carolina Murder Project" - $639

Phil Moody (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Textile Towns" - $3,069

Clara Kulmacz (English, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Art and Architecture of Portugal in Travel Literature 1750-1850" - $2,500

Michael Lipscomb and Karen Kedrowski (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Guaging Social Attitudes About Breastmilk and Breastfeeding: A Latent Response Time Analysis" - $3,300

Harold Arvidson (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Identification of New Metabolities from the Bacterium Bacillus Subtilis" - $3,120

Cara Peters (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "The Consumer Search for Fulfillment via Co-Production" - $1,000

Faculty Research with Student as Co-Investigator
(Total number of awards - 9; Total amount of awards - $35,960; Weighted Average award - $3,817)

Carol Marchel and AJ Angulo (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "The Goose Creek Incident: Community Reaction Phase; w/ Courtney Johnson and Kenyon Brown" - $3,993

Laura Glasscock (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Roles of Activated Protein C, Thrombin and Thrombomodulin in Tumor Cell Invasion; w/Rachel Wiley" - $2,760

Laura Glasscock (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Role of Thrombin and Thrombomodulin in Angiogenesis; w/ Kris Bennett" - $4,165

Aaron Hartel (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Mechanistic Studies on the Epoxide Deoxygenation of 2,3-Epoxyketones with Dimethylphenylsilyllithium" - $3,000

Cheryl Fortner-Wood (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Evaluating the Effectiveness of University College Curricula: A Pilot Study" - $2,500

Robin Lammi and Chasta Parker (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Fluorescent Monitoring of Metal-Induced Conformational Change in Amyloid Beta Peptide" - $4,000

Dwight Dimaculangan (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Embroyonic Myocyte Responses to Injury Using a Bioengineered 3D Culture System; w/ Jessica Cloy" - $6,741

Takita Sumter (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Cloning and Characterization of Genetic Variants of High Mobility Group Proteins; w/ Julie Camille Burton" - $4,300 

Mabaye Dia (Human Nutrition-Geography, College of Arts and Sciences): "West Africa's Triple Heritage Discovery; w/ Jared L. Funderburk" - $4,500

Curriculum Enhancement and Instructional Improvement
(Total number of awards - 20; Total amount of awards - $45,265; Weighted average award - $2,245

Peter Phillips (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Participation in a Two-Week Course: Taxonomy and Natural History of Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stonflies and Caddisflies"  - $904

Marsha Bollinger (Biology-Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Long Term Monitoring of Winthrop Lake" - $1,200

Beth Costner and Frank Pullano (Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences): "Concrete Mathematics for Long-Term Understanding" - $4,400

Donna Webster Nelson (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Enhancing Student Learning in Social Psychology with Feedback Intensive, Self Help Aids" - $1,600

Merry Sleigh-Ritzer (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Laboratory Experience in Physiological Psychology" - $1,500

Leigh Armistead (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "School Psychology Program Handheld Computer Initiative" - $2,521

Barbara Blackburn (Curriculum and Instruction, Riley College of Education): "Middle Level Education Legacy Project" - $1,500

Gwen Daley and Irene Boland (Chemistry/Physics/Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Geology 251 Lab Book Project" - $2,000

Scott Huffmon (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences) and Paul Dezendorf (Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences): "Modernizing the Social and Behavioral Science Research Lab Including an Expansion of Service Capabilities" - $3,010

Karen Kedrowski (Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences): "Media & Politics, Presidential Debates" - $350

Virginia Williams (History, College of Arts and Sciences): "Introduction to Peace Studies" Course and Minor Curriculum" - $1,000

Wendy Dover and Brad Witzel (Curriculum and Instruction, Riley College of Education): "Comprehensive Program and Curriculum Revision for Undergraduate Special Education Programs of Study" - $4,500

Laura Gardner (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts) and Janice Wells (Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences): "CMVS 301X" - $4,500

Chlotia Garrison (Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration): "Software Design" - $2,500

Lorrie Crochet (Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Marching Band Drill Writing Project" - $1,500

Sandra Neels (Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "The Articulate Body" Changing Trends in Dancers' Training" - $3,400

Josephine Kostner (English, College of Arts and Sciences): "Curriculum Development for New Technology-Intensive Class" - $2,700

Mabaye Dia (Human Nutrition - Geography, College of Arts and Sciences): "The 2006 National Model African Union" - $1,580

Kurt Heinlien (Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "SAFD National Fight Directors Meeting" - $2,600

Cara Peters (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "E-Commerce Course Development; BADM561" - $2,000