2012-13 Awards

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds for Travel from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013

Hewlett Fund for Course Development

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development

Mellon Foundation Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2012-13

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 2012-13

 

 

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

Baty, Devan

Prof. Baty plans to explore French Caribbean studies and eco-criticism in order to develop on- and off-campus courses.  She also plans to develop ways to integrate information literacy and foreign language pedagogy and to focus on the future for French studies in the liberal arts.

$4,301

Hankins, Leslie

Prof. Hankins plans to pursue ongoing research projects on Virginia Woolf and to fulfill her responsibilities as the new President of the International Virginia Woolf Society.

$5,000

Ikach, Lynne

Prof. Ikach plans to continue her study of the Tolstoy family diaries.  She also plans to investigate literary works and films focusing on the relationship of Russia with the Caucasus region, a source of conflict for hundreds of years. $5,260
McCollum, S. Andrew
Prof. McCollum plans to continue his research on the movements, habitat use, and growth of hatchlings of the ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata $6,000
Migely, Genevieve
Prof. Migely plans to continue her research of George Berkeley's philosophy of mind in order to produce a manuscript for publication.  She also plans to research another area of Berkeley's philosophy (moral theory) and to restructure her Introduction to Philosophy course. No funding requested
Monagan, Alfrieta
Prof. Monagan plans to explore the environmental anthropology area of applied anthropology and to establish contacts for possible internships for anthropology majors. $2,570
Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela Prof. Ochoa-Shivapour plans to study two groups of Chilean indigenous people (the Mapuches and Pascuenses) to develop a more diverse curriculum and to integrate her research into her teaching. $4,590
Plaut, Tony Prof. Plaut plans to enhance his understanding of current manifestations within the field of modern and contemporary art by attending art exhibits and events in New York City.  He also plans to devote a significant portion of continuous time to creative projects, improve his web presence, and pursue additional exhibition opportunities. $3,979
Sacks, Steven Prof. Sacks plans to complete a book manuscript about the relationship between mysticism and cultural identity in classical Judaism and to revise a recent course, Religions of Laos, into Religions of South East Asia to provide a broader perspective. $4,500
Stewart, Catherine Prof. Stewart plans to complete revisions of a manuscript, "For the Record: Race, Nation, and Remembrance during the New Deal - The Federal Writers' Ex-Slave Project," and to develop research on Zora Neale Hurston into a journal article.  She also plans to continue research on a revolutionary mental health clinic that served the Harlem community from 1946 to 1958. $3,988
Whale, Ellen
Prof. Whale plans to deepen her knowledge of the history of women's sport and to begin to research and document the growth of women's sport at Cornell College since its founding. $2,100
Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
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

Astley, Suzette 

Travel to attend the joint meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology (ISCP) and the Spanish Society for Comparative Psychology (SEPC) at the University of Jaen (Spain), September 12 - 14, 2012 $2,135
Baty, Devan Travel to France to attend a two-week summer university course on the effective pedagogical use of literary texts in French language courses in Tours June 25 - July 2, 2012 $1,970
Cannon, Ann Travel to attend the Joint Statistic Meetings (JSM) in San Diego, CA July 28 - August 2, 2012 $1,710
deLaubenfels, Tony Travel to attend the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium in Denver in early March 2013 $1,000
Entel, Rebecca Travel to participate in the 2012 Summer Literary Seminar (SLC) in Vilnius, Lithuania, July 15 - 28, 2012 $2,000
Freeman, Jim Travel to MathFest (August 2 - 4, 2012) in Madison, WI, and to the Joint Mathematics Meetings (January 9 - 12, 2013) in San Diego, CA $2,480

Green, Melinda

Travel to present at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Orlando, FL, August 2 - 5, 2012 $1,827
Greenstein, Ben Travel to present at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, July 9-13, 2012   $1,654
Kauper, Kate Travel to present at the annual meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) in San Antonio, Texas, October 4 - 6, 2012  $1,406
Martin, James Travel to attend the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s productions of Richard Strauss’ Elektra (October 2012) and Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (February/March 2013)  $1,743
Teague, Craig Travel to attend the 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) at Pennsylvania State University July 29 - August 2, 2012  $1,750
   
 Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013
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 support participation in the Under Control: Alcohol and Drug Regulation, Past and Present Conference in London, England June 21-23, 2013, and the Teaching Poverty 101 Workshop in Madison, WI June 2-6, 2013.

$2,500 


Entel, Rebecca
Travel to participate in the Transatlantic Women II: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Abroad Conference in Florence, Italy June 6-9, 2013. $2,500 

Freeman, Glenn
Travel to give a reading at the annual Associated Writing Programs conference in Boston, MA and a reading in Manchester, NH with the New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Walter Butts, in March 2013. $1,440
Heinrich, Jill Travel to participate in the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference in Munich, Germany June 23-26, 2013, and visit international schools to explore teaching opportunities for students. $2,500

Olinger, Scott

Travel to attend the 2013 Annual Southeast Theatre Conference in Louisville, KY March 6-10, 2013.

$1,782
Stavreva, Katy Travel to participate in the “Shakespeare and Myth” conference of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) in Montpellier, France, June 26-29, 2013. $2,000
Wines, Rebecca Travel to participate in two conferences: Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference in Lexington, KY April 18-20, 2013, and Fourth Annual Conference on Sport and Society in Chicago, IL June 13-15, 2013. $1,567
Hewlett Fund for Course Development
The Fund for Course Development is available through the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation.

Name

Project

AWARD

Bostwick, Kerry Development of a new course, INT 310 Theoretical Foundations of Elementary School Math, in response to new state mandates $1,000
Kauper, Kate Development of a new course, The Great Equalizer? Educational Policy and Practice $1,000
Van Valen, Jim Development of a new off-campus course, THE 374: Theatre and the Arts in Chicago $2,000
Walsh, Emily Field collection of rock suites for GEO 306 Igneous Petrology $1,321
Wines, Rebecca Travel to France to scout location for off-campus courses: FRE 206 Francophone Cultural Immersion and FRE 302 Advanced Conversation and Culture Abroad $2,755
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

Kauper, Kate The Great Equalizer? Education Policy and Practice $1,000
Mellon Foundation Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to departments and interdisciplinary programs as they consider significant curricular revision, innovation, or assessment.

Name

Project

AWARD

Chemistry Department Writing within the chemistry curriculum and a discussion of the introductory chemistry curriculum $5,200
Classical and Modern Languages Department Language Technology Workshop: Development of language materials for courses through new online programs $3,200
Computer Science Department Evaluate guidelines and software students can use to create porfolios $600
Economics and Business Department Economics and Business: Reflection, Assessment, and Outreach $3,000
Education Department Departmental work to realign revised State of Iowa INTASC Teaching Standards into curriculum, evaluate capstone course, and discuss how to include COM 121 into existing curriculum $2,400
Geology Department The Seven-Year Itch: Revising the Major after Major Change $800
Mathematics and Statistics Department Curriculum Development: Revise and modernize STA 201 $1,000
Music Department Create a departmental response to two important outside assessments/reviews of the department conducted in 2011-12 $3,000
Philosophy Department Plan assessment activities and consider changes to curriculum and major $1,800
Sociology and Anthropology Department Reimagining Introductory Sociology $1,200
 
Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants 2012-13
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to groups of faculty members within a department, and interdisciplinary program, or from diverse disciplines across the campus to take on projects of significance that have the potential to enhance the curriculum in innovative and significant ways.
Name Project AWARD
Education Department Revise the department's curriculum offerings and program goals $4,500
Sociology & Anthropology Department Support for an in-depth program review that will occur during Spring 2013 through Fall 2013 $7,456
Theatre Department Support for a complete departmental, staffing, and program review $7,500
Women's Studies Program Support for an in-depth program review during the 2012-13 academic year $5,670

Katy Stavreva Leslie Hankins Michelle Mouton

Support to integrate letterpress and book arts into the college's curriculum $7,000
 
  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 2012
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

Cardon, Jeff Tor (target of rapamycin) signaling in the yeast, S. cerevisae $4,500
Denniston, Rhawn  Ice age climates reconstructed from Portuguese stalagmites
$4,500
Gannes, Lenny Study of the impact of food restriction on the metabolic rate of birds (in conjunction with University of Wisconsin) $2,250
Hejeebu, Santhi Study of new concepts in network theory and the development of a series of empirical projects for a new course titled Markets and Social Networks $4,500
Liberko, Charley Synthesis and photo-reactivity of organic co-crystals $4,500
McCollum, Andy Movements and Habitat Use of Juvenile Ornate Box Turtles in Eastern Iowa $4,500
Sowell, Ross Developing semi-automated tools for selecting a "good" set of planes for reconstructing an arbitrary structure
$4,000
Strong, Cindy Two projects: 1) Production and study of copper-zinc superoxide dismutase; 2) Development of chemistry lab experiments with molecules in food $4,500
Teague, Craig Computational chemistry investigations of ion-carbon dioxide reactions and other systems $4,500
Tepper, Craig Determination of queen conch parentage using microsatellites $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
 Not Awarded in 2012-13

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2012-13
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

Green, Melinda Autonomic and Neuroendocrine Dysfunction in Women with Bulimia Nervosa $2,000
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