Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds for Travel from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2012

Hewlett Fund for Course Development

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development

Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2011-12

 

Prof. John Gruber-Miller, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, has been appointed the Ringer Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14. The criteria for selecting the Ringer Professorship include exemplary teaching, service and scholarship, and leadership in the development of courses and teaching methods supporting active, independent learning by students.

 

Prof. Todd Knoop, Department of Economics and Business, has been appointed the Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2011-12 and 2012-13.  The criteria for selecting the Small Professorship include exemplary teaching, service and scholarship, and leadership in the perpetuation of a vital and invigorating faculty community at Cornell.

 

 

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants 2011-12

 

 

The McConnell Sabbatical Award, funded by Campbell McConnell ’50, supports a faculty members’ major scholarly, creative, or curricular projects during his/her sabbatical leave. Cornell faculty receive half-year or full-year sabbaticals which are awards in themselves of time to pursue projects. McConnell funding is not requested for all sabbatical projects.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Bostwick, Kerry

Prof. Bostwick plans to write a children's book about the process of becoming a metacognitive learner, which also requires continued research of children's literature and illustrations.  Metacognition is a new field of study that involves active monitoring and regulation of cognitive processes by the student.

$3,225

Davis, Erin

Prof. Davis plans to develop a research plan, complete the data collection, and prepare a preliminary research report/presentation for a qualitative study exploring gender and leisure, specifically focusing on strategy gaming.  She also plans to study the Japanese language and develop courses linking Sociology and Asian Studies in both on and off-campus courses.

$12,000

deLaubenfels, Tony

Prof. deLaubenfels plans to research and undertake programming projects to further his expertise in Web 2.0 development, leading to the creation of a topics course.  He also plans to continue his work related to the impact of technology on higher education, computer science education, and mathematics education.

No funding requested

Green, Melinda

Prof. Green plans to develop a treatment protocol for bulimia nervosa, based on correlates identified in previous research programs, and to test the effectiveness of the treatment paradigm in a controlled trial. $7,500
Hearne, Lisa
Prof. Hearne plans to continue Italian language study in Montepulciano, Italy, and consider study opportunities for Cornell students there.  She also will research the area of vocal pedagogy for music theatre and explore new repertoire for future recitals. $6,355
Knoop, Todd
Prof. Knoop plans to research and write a book about financial systems in developing and emerging market economies.  The working title of the book is Financial Systems in the Emerging World. No funding requested
Lacy-Salazar, Carol
Prof. Lacy-Salazar plans to develop additional on-line materials for students taking intermediate and advanced level Spanish courses. She also plans to visit Guatemala and to explore ways to broaden student participation in the Guatemala program. $1,500
Walsh, Emily
Prof. Walsh plans to continue her research on four separate projects contributing to the determination of how ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) rocks were exhumed.  She also plans to develop new courses in Igneous Petrology and Metamorphic Petrology, and to begin a new project studying the behavior of Ar in UHP rocks. $7,500
Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
The McConnell Travel Fund, established through the generosity of Campbell McConnell ’50, recognizes that regular professional interaction and continued development for faculty members is important to the intellectual life of Cornell College.

Name

Project

AWARD

Barnes-Brus, Tori

Travel to attend the 2011 American Sociology Association (ASA) meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19-23, 2011 $1,528
Biondo-Gemmell, Susannah Travel to present at the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Seattle, Washington March 29-April 1, 2012 $1,563
Cannon, Ann Travel to participate in the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM) in Miami Beach, Florida July 30-August 4, 2011 $1,535
Fagenbaum, Jennifer Travel to attend the 2011 American Physiological Society Specialty Conference - Physiology of Cardiovascular Disease: Gender Disparities - at the University of Mississippi October 12-14, 2011 $1,300
Freeman, Jim Travel to MathFest in Lexington, Kentucky August 4-6, 2011 $1,310
Green, Melinda Travel to present at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C. August 4-7, 2011 $1,753

Heinrich, Jill

Travel to Paris, France to attend the International Conference on Education, Economy and Society and to discuss Cornell student teaching internships July 19-26, 2011 $2,500
Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela Travel to participate in the course - The Use of Technology in ELE Classroom - at the University of Salamanca, Spain June 26-July 8, 2011 $1,514
Olinger,
Scott
Travel to serve as Special Events Coordinator at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) annual conference in March 2012 in Long Beach, California $955
Olson, Mary Travel to present research at the 2012 annual meetings of the Western Social Science Association in Houston, Texas April 11-14, 2012 $1,493
Stavreva, Katy
Travel to participate in two conferences: The Peregrinations of Text: Reading, Translation, Rewriting at Sofia University in Bulgaria November 5-6, 2011, and Attending to Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Spaces at University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 21-23, 2012 $1,650
Wines, Rebecca Travel to France to attend a two-week summer university course on French Literature and Culture in Val de Loire June 27-June 8, 2011 $2,500
 
 
 Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012
The McConnell Travel Fund, established through the generosity of Campbell McConnell ’50, recognizes that regular professional interaction and continued development for faculty members is important to the intellectual life of Cornell College.

Name

Project

AWARD

 Christie-Pope, Barbara

 Travel to attend the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) in Baltimore, MD June 7-9, 2012

$1,000

Condon, Marty
 
 Travel to present a paper at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil June 19-22, 2012 and to travel to Joao Pessoa to work with collaborators at the Universidade Federal da Paraibo $2,000
Entel, Rebecca Travel to attend the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) national conference in Chicago, IL February 29-March 3, 2012 $1,000
Hankins, Leslie Travel to Cornwall, UK March 28-April 5, 2012 to conduct research to prepare a plenary talk for the 22nd Annual Virginia Woolf Conference and travel expenses to Seattle, WA January 5-8, 2012 to attend and preside over meetings at the Modern Language Association and International Virginia Woolf Society $2,500
Herder, Michelle Travel to present at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI May 10-13, 2012 $500
Kauper, Kate Travel to participate in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2012 annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada April 8-12, 2012 $1,500
Strong, Cindy Travel to attend the 243rd National meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Diego, CA March 24-29, 2012 $1,435
Van Valen, Jim Travel to participate in a Shakespeare Heightened Language workshop in New York City in spring of 2012 $1,750
 
Hewlett Fund for Course Development
The Fund for Course Development is available through the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation.

Name

Project

AWARD

Gannes, Lenny Development of a First-year Seminar: The Nature of Nature $310
Lichty, Lyle Development of a course in Computational Physics $1,000
Martin, James Development of a First-year Seminar: Opera and Film $1,000
Strong, Cindy  Development of a First-year Seminar: CHE 108: Chemistry of Global Health Issues $1,000
 
Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development
The Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award, funded through the generosity of Richard A. “Joe” Morton (’50) and Joy Gaarde-Morton (’80 Honorary Alumna), honors the many Cornell College faculty who have effectively inspired, advised, encouraged, and fostered a love of learning in Cornell students over the years.

Name

Project

AWARD

Gannes, Lenny Development of a First-year Seminar titled The Nature of Nature $1,000
Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.

Name

Project

AWARD

Classical and Modern Languages Department Development of Language and Culture 205 courses and plans for implementation $900
Education Department Discussion of departmental policies and recent legislative changes, along with a review of assessment data $250
English and Creative Writing Department Revisiting the senior capstone and responding to the new major $600
Interdisciplinary Minor in Public Health Discussion of the structure of an interdisciplinary minor in public health and the composition of courses required $1,500
 
 Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation, the Dimensions Program, the Berry Center, the Rogers Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund, and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund, Summer 2011
The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support. The Dimensions program aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.  The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy is a distinctive program that provides students with exceptional training in applied economics and public policy, with a special emphasis on experiential learning. Funding is also provided by the Rogers Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund.

Name

Project

AWARD

Christie-Pope, Barbara

A collaborative research project through the University of Iowa FUTURE in Biomedicine program $4,500
Denniston, Rhawn Past hurricane activity in tropical western Australia  $4,500
Green, Melinda Psychophysiological effects of objectification as a function of gender $4,500
Liberko, Charles Synthesis of photo-reactive co-crystals $4,500
McCollum, Andy Movements and Habitat Use of Juvenile Ornate Box Turtles in Eastern Iowa $4,000
Nowak-Thompson, Brian Validating a screening process used to identify factors affecting antibiotic production in a bacterial biocontrol agent $4,500
Sherman, Derin
Beauchamp, Kara
Fabricating, testing and improving solar cells
$9,000
Teague, Craig Synthesis and characterization of novel materials $4,500
Tepper, Craig Exploring concerted evolution in Millepore corals $4,500
Walsh, Emily Tectonic history of the Moldfjorden Area, Western Gneiss Region, Norway $4,100
Yamanishi, David Adding a measure of deterrence to established models of protection of human rights $4,500
Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award
The Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award, funded by the generosity of an anonymous donor, provides support for a faculty member’s major scholarly or creative project. Howard Troyer was Dean of the College from 1957-1969.

Name

Project

AWARD

Biondo-Gemmell, Susannah Cyclical Nature of the Temporal Realm: Original Ceramic Art Exhibition for the first State of Iowa Clay Conference $3,000
Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2011-12
The Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences, funded through the generosity of alumna Elfriede Massier ('62) and her husband Larry E. Schrader, honors Dr. Massier's parents, who had the courage to begin life in a new country in the wake of World War II, and acknowledges the profound impact Cornell College had on Dr. Massier's life.

Name

Project

AWARD

Barnes-Brus, Tori Travel to the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, MA to research the Lydia E. Pinkham Company $2,000
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