Congratulations to Faculty Development and Research Committee Grant Awardees, 2010-2011


Towson, Md. (May 18, 2011) As the end of the academic year nears, the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate those faculty members who have been awarded Faculty Development and Research Committee (FDRC) research and teaching innovation grants for use during the fall semester 2010 and spring and summer 2011. These grants were awarded through a competitive process and will allow the awardees to further their scholarship and, in many cases, prepare to apply for external funding for their work. Congratulations to the following faculty members:

Fall 2010 Awardees

Carol Caronna, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, “Living History at the Baltimore Museum of Industry,” $354.

Karen Fallon, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, “The Adolescent and Adult Language and Literacy Program (ALL): A Graduate Clinical Teaching Program,” $4,892.

David Hearn, Biological Sciences, “Evolutionary Analysis of Morphological Convergence in Brassica and Cyphostemma,” $5,000.

Elizabeth Katz, Psychology, “Global and Event Level Predictors of Prescription Drug Abuse,” $4,293.

Pamela Lottero Perdue, Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, “Adding Qualitative Depth to Quantitative Findings: Elementary Teachers’ Perspectives on Identity and Factors that Support or Challenge Engineering Instruction,” $3,240.

Christa Schmidt, Psychology, “Predictors of Health and Wellness in College Students: A Test of the Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions,” $4,750.

Spring 2011 Awardees

Mark Bulmer, Biological Sciences, “Subterranean Termite Secreted Antibiotics and their Effect on the Soil Microbial Community,” $5,000.

John LaPolla, Biological Sciences, “Examining the Symbiosis between Acropyga Ants and Xenococcine Mealybugs,” $4,200.

Barry Margulies, Biological Sciences, “Biodegradable Polymers for Controlled Release Delivery of Antiherpetic Drugs,” $5,000.

Brian Masters, Biological Sciences, “Looking for Evidence of Heterozygote Instability in Spotted Salamander Microsatellite Loci,” $5,000.

Patrick Roulet, Music, “The Early Percussion Music of Michael Colgrass: A Recorded Anthology,” $4,962.

Katia Sainson, Foreign Languages, “Jean Sénac, Algerian Poet  1926-1973,” $5,000.

Christopher Salvatore, Family Studies and Community Development, “Do Social Bonds Matter for Emerging Adults?” $875.

Carl Schmidt, Music, “A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2010),” $3,513.

Ana Maria Soto, Chemistry, “Effect of Helix Stability on the Conformation of RNA Bulges and Loops,” $5,000.

Bridget Sullivan, Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, “Digital Mixed Media Exhibition (large prints),” $5,000.

Summer 2011 Awardees

Each of the following faculty members was awarded a Fellowship of $4,000 for this summer:

Tara Bynum, English, “Reading Hearts, Not Books: Affective Literacy and Public Sentiment in David Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World.”               

Gregory Chasson, Psychology, “Face the Facts: Enhancing Social Processing In Adults with Autism by Retraining Attention to Faces.”

Christopher D’Addario, English, “The Book-binding Practices of Early Modern Readers.”

Michael Dewally, Finance, “Strategic Management of Board of Directors prior to Management Buy-outs.”

Alhena Gadotti, History, “Epic Before Homer: The Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle.”

Susan Gresens, Biological Sciences, “Molecular and Morphological Variation of Trans-Atlantic Species of Cricotopus Flies:  Applications to Evolution and Bioassessment.”

Ellen Hondrogiannis, Chemistry, “Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Sulfamide, a Chemical, Precursor to the Neurotoxin Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine.”                          

L. Scott Johnson, Biological Sciences, “How Do Low-Elevation-Adapted Bird Species Breed Successfully in Montane Environments?”

Xiaolin Li, e-Business and Technology Management, “An Empirical Investigation on Factors Underlying Sales Channel Selection by Small Businesses.”

Meghan May, Biological Sciences, “Mycoplasma synoviae Binds to Red Blood Cells.”

Alison McCartney, Political Science, “Bringing the World Home: Effectively Connecting Civic Engagement and International Relations.”

Stephanie Nagle, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, “An Analysis of Auditory Function Before and After Multiple Brain Resection Procedures.”

Nancy Siegel, Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, “Political Appetites: Revolution, Taste, and Culinary Activism in the Early Republic.”

Carl Yamamoto, Philosophy and Religious Studies, “Vision and Violence: Lama Zhang and the Dialectics of Political Authority and Religious Charisma in Twelfth-Century Central Tibet.”

The FDRC holds grant competitions three times each year; deadlines are October 15 for the following spring, February 1 for the following summer, and March 1 for the following fall.  Application forms and guidelines are available electronically at .  The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research, in collaboration with the FDRC, will host an informational session on the FDRC grant program prior to the October and February deadlines; session dates will be announced in the Daily Digest and the Alive Line.


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