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Distinguished Professorships

Prof. Melinda Green, Department of Psychology, has been appointed the Ringer Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. 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. Catherine Stewart, Department of History, has been appointed the Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2015-16 and 2016-17.  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 2015-16

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

Beauchamp, Kara

Prof. Beauchamp plans to develop her understanding of the engineering discipline including the differences in the way engineers teach topics, to update her computer programming skills, and to pursue readings on physics and engineering education research. 

No funding requested

Christie-Pope, Barbara

Prof. Christie-Pope plans to continue to conduct research in collaboration with Dr. Robert Cornell in his lab at The University of Iowa on the genes that regulate embryonic development using the zebrafish as a model organism, and to continue research on the utlrastructure of nematocysts of two species of fire coral, Millepora alcicornis and Millepora complanata.

$5,500

Denniston, Rhawn

Prof. Denniston plans to prepare manuscripts for completed projects involving the application of geochemical methods to reconstruct past climates, to reconfigure his GEO 320 Geomorphology course, to develop a book on solutions to local environmental problems, and to attend an international conference on governmental responses to climate change.

$10,000

Herder, Michelle

Prof. Herder plans to revise and expand for publication her research on the nunnery of Vilanera and a manuscript titled Cloister and Community in Medieval Catalonia, and to develop new curricular materials for current courses. No funding requested
Rouse, Jennifer Consulting Librarian Rouse plans to strengthen faculty development opportunities in the Center for Teaching and Learning, to complete an article on a new student-centered information literacy workshop model, to attend workshops and conferences in creative writing, and to complete a new play and a poetry manuscript. $3,890
Stilwell, Jama Prof. Stilwell plans to continue research work connected to popular opera at the Parisian theatres de la foire including translations, examinations of the music, and comparisons of restructured music with earlier and future versions. No funding requested

Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

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 facilitate a roundtable discussion at the 110th Annual Sociological Association Meeting August 22-25, 2015, in Chicago, IL  $1,162
 Biondo-Gemmell, Susannah Travel to the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NECA) conference March 16-19, 2016, in Kansas City, MO  $1,260
Cannon, Ann Travel to present a paper at the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM) August 8-13, 2015, in Seattle, WA $2,300
Davis, Erin Travel to facilitate a roundtable discussion at the 110th Annual Sociological Association Meeting August 22-25, 2015, in Chicago, IL $1,162
DeVries, Steven Travel to the 2015 Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference October 15-17, 2015, in Indianapolis, IN $1,000
Gullen, Amy Travel to the American Libraries Association Conference 2016 June 23-28, 2016, in Orlando, FL $1,685
 Jacobs, Meg Travel to the American Association for Curriculum and Teaching annual conference in Portland, ME, in October 2015, or to the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Minneapolis, MN, in November 2015. $1,600
Kauper, Kate Travel to the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) annual conference in Portland, ME, (as a member of the Executive Council), in October 2015 $1,600
Mildenstein, Tammy Travel to the International Congress for Conservation Biology to present research July 31-August 7, 2015, in Montpellier, France $2,500
Mosier, Michael Travel to present at the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) conference in November 2015, in Columbus, OH $835
Perrine, Aaron Travel to the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference (December 15-19, 2015, Chicago), the Minnesota Educators Midwinter Clinic (February 11-13, 2016, Minneapolis), or the Iowa Bandmasters Association Annual Conference (May 12-13, 2016, Des Moines) $1,836
Shanata, Jai Travel to the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting August 15-20, 2015, in Boston, MA $1,000
Wines, Rebecca Travel to the 88th Annual American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) convention July 8-11, 2015, in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada $2,000

Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016

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

 Davis, Erin

 Travel to participate in the 2016 Japan Summer Seminar, June 9-June 30, 2016, in Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL   $2,000
 Entel, Rebecca  Travel to attend a writer’s retreat that will take place January 18-24, 2016, in Chicago, IL  $980
Farooqi, A'amer Travel to attend the American Economic Association annual meetings in San Francisco, January 3 to January 7, 2016 $885
Freeman, Glenn Travel to participate in the Long-Term Ecological Reflections: Writers-in-Residence Program at the Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon, May 2016 $975
Hankins, Leslie Travel to attend the 26th Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference, which will be held June 16-19, 2016 at Leeds Trinity, in the United Kingdom $1,500
Herder, Michelle Travel to attend the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place May 12-15, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Michigan $1,090
Hoobler, Ellen Travel to attend and present at the College Art Association conference in February 2016, in Washington, D.C.  $1,200
Migely, Genevieve Travel to attend and present at the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, in Washington, D.C. scheduled January 6 –7, 2016 $650
Quill, Misha Travel from Mt. Vernon to San Salvador, The Bahamas for one week during Block 6, February 2016 $1,000
Sowell, Ross Travel to Memphis, TN to attend the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016) on March 2 - 5, 2016 $1,000
Stavreva, Katy Travel to attend the Tenth World Shakespeare Congress (WSC), held July 31 - August 6, 2016, in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, U.K. $502
Teague, Craig Travel to attend the POGIL Facilitator Training Workshop, January 16-18, 2016, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina $1,000

Fund for Course Development

The Fund for Course Development is available through the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation.

Name Project Award
 Ganzel, Alice Development of Lifespan Developmental Psychology course $1,000
Hassell, Hans
Yamanishi, David
Methods in Politics: Integrating Methods of Public Policy Analysis and the Senior Capstone  $1,000
 Kauper, Kate Development of an Education Policy and Practice course in Cuba  $2,000
 Mosier, Michael Development of Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Culture  $1,800
 Skorczewski, Tyler Development of a Scientific Computing course  $1,000

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development for 2015-16

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
Meyer, Kristin  New course in Kinesiology titled Human Biomechanics $1,000
Sowell, Ross Statistics-infused Introduction to Computer Science $1,000

Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Funding from the Hewlett Foundation Endowed Funds and the Mellon Foundation provides support to departments and interdisciplinary programs as they consider significant curricular revision, innovation, or assessment.

Name Project Award

 Chemistry Department/ Mathematics & Statistics Department

Planning meetings to discuss the content and design of a new adjunct course: Math for the Natural Sciences  $800

 Computer Science

Adapting to Computer Science Curricula 2013

$600

Languages Department (Spanish)

Assessment, Revision, and Collaboration: The Future of the Spanish Department

$600

Mathematics and Statistics Department Planning Meetings to discuss the recommendations from the external program reviews $1,800
Theatre Department Planning meetings to discuss co-curricular production process $1,000

Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants 2015-16

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
Center for Teaching and Learning Support to broaden the understanding of how the Center for Teaching and Learning can better serve the Cornell community $9,672
Department of English and Creative Writing Support for an in-depth curricular and program review in both literary studies and creative writing $7,700
Melinda Green Travel to attend Burwin Institute in Summer 2016 $1,225
Department of Languages Support attendance at the World Languages Conference at Simpson College - October 23-24, 2015 $1,295
Institutional Research -Becki Elkins Funding for 2 faculty members (Kate Kauper & Erin Davis) to attend the Teagle Assessment Workshop $2,000
Department of Theatre To support a collaborative investigation in the creation of a Musical Theatre curriculum $2,500
Digital Media Studies Summer planning meetings to develop a proposal for a new academic program in Digital Media Studies at the college $2400
Department of Economics and Business To support meetings over two day to discuss the design and implementation of a new academic concentration within the current Business major $2600
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Planning meetings to discuss the recommendations from the external program reviews $1800
Ben Greenstein, Paul Waelchli, Gabriella Torres Visit to Colorado College to observe First Year Experience program $2500
Civic Engagement Funds to support cost of external review $300
Writing Program Workshop Funds to support on-campus workshop speaker stipend and costs, faculty stipends, and workshop costs $7180

Mellon Foundation Funding for Faculty Development in the Digital Liberal Arts (Faculty Travel) 2015-16

Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to faculty for travel and registration expenses to workshops, short courses and additional opportunities in which faculty members develop skills in the digital liberal arts that may be integrated into their courses, student-faculty collaborative research projects or interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty colleagues. 

Name Project Award

Barnes-Brus, Tori

Travel to attend the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) workshop institute and conference July 26-August 2, 2015, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY $2,500
Biondo-Gemmell, Susannah Travel to Chicago to conduct preliminary research/planning in a variety of art museums to recreate historical art objects housed in these museums during Summer 2015 $948
Davis, Erin Travel to attend the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) workshop institute and conference July 26-August 2, 2015, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY $2,500
Hoobler, Ellen Travel to attend the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) conference July 31-August 2, 2015, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY $969
Sowell, Ross Travel to attend the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) workshop institute and conference July 26-August 2, 2015, at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY $2,500
Stavreva, Katy Participate in either the digital Storytelling or Text Encoding Fundamentals and their applications - Digital Humanities Summer Institute - June 6-10, 2016 $2,210

Baty, Devan
Mosier, Michael

to support participation in the Chicago Language Symposium, April 15-16, 2016 at University of Illinois at Chicago - Devan Baty and Michael Mosier $1,365

 Cornell Institute for Summer Research, Summer 2015

Through generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation Endowed Funds, Dimensions, The Berry Center, The Roger Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund, and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided a generous grant for summer student-faculty research projects and provides funding for a living-learning community for student participants to encourage formal and informal dialogue between students and faculty.  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

Barnes-Brus, Tori
Davis, Erin

LGBTQ+ (In)visibility: Negotiating Identities Outside the Closet

$13,086

Cardon, Jeff

The Role of Cell Signaling in the Allocation of Carbohydrate Resources in Yeast

$6,100

Christie-Pope, Barbara

The Potential Role of Melanocytes in Parkinson's Disease

$6,732

Condon, Marty

Discovering Diversity and Mechanisms of Diversification

$9,000

Denniston, Rhawn

Climate Dynamics from the Last Four Glacial Cycles as Recorded in Stalagmites from Cape Range, Western Australia

$6,505

Gruber-Miller, John Gender and Ethnicity in Latin Textbooks; Faculty Development by In-Service Latin Teachers, Imagining Ancient Greece: Pausanias' Periegesis

$4,400

Hassell, Hans Does the Medium Matter? Understanding Biases in Analyzing Campaigns through Different Forms of Media

$5,500

Hoobler, Ellen 3D Digital Models of Ancient Tombs and International Collaboration: Helping Indigenous Peoples Control and Interpret Their Ancestral Heritage with Technology $7,649
Liberko, Charles Solution Aggregation Studies of Co-Crystal Forming Molecules $6,500
Martin, James Opera, Feminist Theory, and the Female Character: from the Theoretical to Parsifal's Kundry $5,868
McAuliffe, Shena Interdisciplinary Performance Based Research for the 2016 production of Those that Fall $6,427
McCollum, Andy Growth, Survival, and Habitat Use by Hatchling and Juvenile Ornate Box Turtles $11,640
Mildenstein, Tammy The Role of Prairie Remnants in the Population Biology of Monarch Butterflies

$10,613

Nowak-Thompson, Brian The Effects of Cover Cropping on Soil Function

$6,800

Rouse, Jennifer Interdisciplinary Performance Based Research for the 2016 production of Those that Fall

$6,366

Sacks, Steven Angelology in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity

$6,700

Shanata, Jai Systematic Determination of the Impact of Drugs and Cholesterol on the Function of Proteins $6,600
Skorczewski, Tyler Computational Biofluid Mechanics of Fish Suction Feeding

$6,010

Sowell, Ross Privacy Interfaces for Remote Presence Systems

$6,500

Teague, Craig Research in Ionic Liquids: Fundamental Studies and Carbon Dioxide Capture $6,250
Tepper, Craig Diversity and Community Structure of Millepore-Dinoflagellate Symbiosis in Caribbean Reefs $7,000
Walsh, Emily Trace Element Geochemistry of Garnets from Ultrahigh-Pressure Terranes $10,808
West, Janeve Interdisciplinary Performance Based Research for the 2016 production of Those that Fall $6,417

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award for 2015-16

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

 Venticinque, Phil

Honor Among Thieves: Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt  $3,000

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2015-16

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

 Enns, Carol

Travel to the From International to Transnational: Transforming the Psychology of Women (pre-convention summit where she is an organizing committee member) and to present at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention August 4-10, 2015, in Toronto, Canada

 $2,000

Hassell, Hans

Travel to the American Political Science Association Conference September 3-6, 2015, in San Francisco, CA, and to present research (with student researcher) at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference April 7-10, 2016, in Chicago

$2,000