FY2006 Research Council Grant Recipients
Awarded in the Spring of 2006 for the period May 15, 2006 - June 30, 2007

Award Statistics:    Total number of awards:                           33
                              Total amount of awards:                $  95,191
                              Weighted Average award amount: $    2,612 

Faculty Research Grants
(Total # of awards - 12; Total amount of awards - $29,172;  Weighted average award - $2,274)

Padmini Patwardhan (Mass Communication, College of Arts and Sciences): "Media Satisfaction: Examining construct Dimensionality and Measurement" -  $2,000

Lucile Leung (Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences): "Perception of France in China 1830 - 1950" -  $5,500

Josephine Koster (English, College of Arts and Sciences): "Examining Manuscripts Belonging to Fifteenth Century Women" - $3,400

Annie Laurie Wheat (Theatre and Dance; College of Visual and Performing Arts) and Barbara Heinemann (Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences): "Playwright Bertolt Brecht (1896-1956): A Study of His Play 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' to Develop a Bi-Lingual Script for the Stage" - $1,400

Jane Boyd Thomas (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "Exploring the Silent Generations and Boomers: An Examination of Their Lifestyles and Shopping Behaviors" - $935

Bret Becton (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "Cultural Differences in Organizational Citizenship Behaviors" A Comparison of Chinese and American Employees" - $2,570

Kristi Westover (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Comparative Genomics of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus" - $1,200

James Connell (Arts and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Chinese Sung Dynasty Museum Research" - $1,800

Marge Moody (Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts): "Tryon Residency Support" - $1,017

Rebecca Evers and Jonatha Vare (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "Assessing Undergraduate Teacher Education Candidates' Conceptions of Educational Inequity" - $1,850

Michael Matthews (Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration): "Managed Care Penetration's Affect on Hospital Cost for Medicare Fee-for-Service Patients with acute Ischemic Stroke" - $3,000

Opolot Okia (History, College of Arts and Sciences): "Child Labor in Colonial Kenya" - $4,500
 

Faculty Research with Student as Co-Investigator
(Total number of awards - 9; Total amount of awards - $26,625; Weighted Average award - $3,030)

James M. Hanna, Jr (Chemistry, Physics and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): " 'Green' Cyanation of Arenediazonium Salts Using Potassium Ferrocyanide" - $2,100

Chasta Parker (Chemistry, Physics and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Shannon Kissinger, Undergraduate Student: "Production and Purification of Recombinant Human Adiponectin Membrane Receptor 1 (AdipoR1) from Sf9 Insect Cells" - $2,500

Janice Chism (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Sean P Guinan, Graduate Student: "Alterations of Habitat Use Patterns as a Response to Predation in Neotropical Primates" - $3,364

Janice Chism (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Do Neotropical Primates Alter Group Size and Social organization in Response to Predation" - $3,962

Laura Glasscock (Biology, College of Arts and Sciences): "The Role of Thrombomodulin and its Serine Protease Ligands in Prostate Cancer" - $3,749

Robin Lammi (Chemistry, Physics and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Zinc-Induced Folding in Alzheimer's Amyloid-Beta Peptide" - $3,500

Aaron Hartel (Chemistry, Physics and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Samatha Reynolds, Student: "Selective Reduction of a,b-Epoxycarbonyls with Silyllithium Reagents" - $3,000

Aaron Hartel (Chemistry, Physics and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences) and Sarah Wengryniuk, Student: "b-Hydrozy Silyl Enol Ethers from s,b-Epoxycarbonyls Using Silyllithium Reagents" - $3,000

David Sleeth-Keppler (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Testing a Behavioral Measure of Risk Taking in General Aviation Pilots" - $1,450

 

Curriculum Enhancement and Instructional Improvement
(Total number of awards - 12; Total amount of awards - $39,394; Weighted average award - $3,275)

Kristin Kiblinger (Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences): "Hinduism" - $2,400

Chasta Parker (Chemistry, Physics and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Development of an Enzyme Kinetic Assay to measure the Rate of Reaction of Pigeon Liver N_Acetyltransferase-2(NAT2)" - $3,500

Darren Ritzer (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Creating a Lab Manual for 'Experimental Biology'" - $2,000

Leigh Armistead and Cheryl Fortner-Wood (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Classroom Response Systems: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Effectiveness" - $4,227

James McKim (Computer Science and Quantitative Methods, College of Business Administration): "Web Application Design, CSCI 540" - $4,130

Marshall Jones (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "Reusable Learning Objects for Graduate Educational Technology Classes" - $2,400

John Bird and Gloria Jones (English, College of Arts and Sciences): "Connecting Critical Thinking to Deep Learning" - $6,535

Beth Green Costner and Frank Pullano (Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences): "Activity-Based mathematics: A Collection of Explorations for the K-8 Teacher" - $4,800

Lisa Johnson (Center of Pedagogy, Riley College of Education): "Podcasting and VODcasting Reusable Tools for Student Learning" - $2,400

Tim Daugherty (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "A Measured Approach to Measurement" - $2,724

Gloria Kelley (Dacus Library): "Online Catalog Profiling" - $1,848

Jeff Sinn (Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Developing Technological Resources for Deep Learning in Research Statistics" - $2,430