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Distinguished Professorships

Prof. Santhi Hejeebu, Department of Economics and Business, has been appointed the Ringer Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20. 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. Katy Stavreva, Department of English, has been appointed the Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2017-18 and 2018-19.  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

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

Cardon, Jeff

Spring of 2018 to build a website focusing on the scientific literature that is free of extended commentary from a particular perspective and will have links to back up the research 

$250

 Freeman, Glenn

Spring of 2018 to complete the manuscript "The Sound of My True Country" and develop pedagogical and administrative skills in preparation for a proposed graduate program in Creative Writing  $3800
 Gray, Paul Spring of 2018 to research and write a manuscript centering around the utopic, or sometimes called intentional community of Chewena, New Mexico and travel to Cuba to study Karl Marx' utopian philosophy and its influence on Cuban culture

$3500

Greenstein, Ben

Spring of 2018 to travel to Bonaire to study the coral reef environments inside and outside government protected marine areas and travel to Centre for Marine Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia to work in the Dr. Jon Pandolfi laboratory $6443
Heinrich, Jill Spring of 2018 to travel to England and Ireland to research religious literacy in public education  $5180
Hejeebu, Santhi Spring of the 2018 to train herself in key areas necessary for the ongoing development of the Business Analytics major  No financial support requested
 Liberko, Charles Fall of 2017 to learn advanced techniques involving Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometry and develop new ways to use those techniques for both teaching and research  $2450
Olson, Mary Spring of 2018 to investigate the continuing implementation of the Pacific Northwestern treaty fishing rights cases and explore the co-management of fisheries harvest and habitat by tribal, state and federal officials and the tribal assertion of the rights to environmental protection for salmon  $4488
Sowell, Ross Fall of 2017 to explore and research advances in virtual reality technology, travel to Oregon State University to work in a world-class robotics research lab to develop and teach advanced topics courses on virtual reality $2900
 Thomas, Aparna Full 2017-18 academic year to update the research completed for her dissertation addressing India's 73rd Constitutional Amendment which in part, mandates one-third of women be appointed to local governmental positions; to research the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, India which trains women in basic healthcare and community development; and to develop a new course on global health $4800
Walsh, Emily Fall of 2017 to travel to Sweden to begin field work in the Scandinavian Caledonides to explore the isotopic signatures of the rocks, the pressure--temperature history of the rocks, the different geological ages recorded and the overall structure of the rocks $8657


Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

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
 Bean, Steve Travel to attend MathFest in Columbus, OH, August 3-6, 2016 $412.50
 Bostwick, Kerry -- Postler, Cindy -- Heinrich, Jill Travel to Dublin, Ireland to:
1. Visit St. Matthews School in Sandymount, Dublin to explore it as an off-site
student teaching placement for Cornell students.

2. Present a paper at the IICE International Conference on Education in Dublin, Ireland October 26-29, 2016.

$3322.50
 Cannon, Ann Support attendance at the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM), July 30-August 4, 2016 in Chicago, IL $1447.50
 Entel, Rebecca Support travel to attend the annual convention of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Washington D.C. in February 2017 $1218
 Freeman, Jim Support travel to attend MathFest 2015 in Columbus, OH, August 4-6, 2016 $1407.75
 Freeman, Glenn Support travel to attend Associated Writing Programs annual conference in Washington, D.C. $783
 Hankins, Leslie Support travel to the International Virginia Woolf Conference at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom in June 2017 $1875
 Hassell, Hans Support travel to the American Political Science Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA, September 1 - 4, 2016 $1219.50
 Jacobs, Meg Support attendance at National Council of Teachers of English annual conference - November 2016 $1263.75
 Kauper, Kate Support travel to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) in Grand Rapids, MI, October 13-15, 2016 $1200
 Mildenstein, Tammy Support travel to the 17th International Bat Research Conference in July/August 2016 in Durban, S. Africa $1875
 Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela Support travel to attend and present research at the Second International Congress on Cines y Literaturas: Transdisciplinaridad en los Discursos Audiovisuales Contemporáneos, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 8-10, 2016 $1739.25
 Strong, Cindy Support travel to attend Pittcon (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) in Chicago, March 5-9, 2017 $941.25
Walsh, Emily Support travel to attend the 2016 National Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, CO from September 24-27 $1029.75
West, Janeve Support travel to attend the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference and preceding ATHE Leadership Conference held August 9-14 in Chicago, IL $872.25

Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017

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

Support travel to the 2016 Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting March 30- April 2, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI $745

Beauchamp, Kara

Support travel to the 230th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society June 4-8 in Austin, TX $1584

deLaubenfels, Tony

Support travel to the Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education Technical Symposium March 8 - 11 in Seattle, WA $1275
Gullen, Amy Support travel to the American Libraries Association Annual Conference June 23 - 27 in Chicago, IL $1337
Plaut, Tony Support travel to Cologne, Germany to attend the opening of the Otto Freundlich exhibit at the Ludwig Museum in February $2162
Rouse, Jen Support travel to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference February 8 - 12 in Washington, DC $630
Shanata, Jai Support travel to attend the 2017 Gordon Research Conference in Bioorganic Chemistry June 12 - 15 in Andover, NH $1106
Skorczewski, Tyler Support travel to attend the Joint Math Meetings January 4 - 7 in Atlanta, GA $937
Sowell, Ross Support travel to attend the 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education March 8 -11 in Seattle, WA $1355

Fund for Course Development

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

Name Project Award
 Barnes-Brus, Tori GSS-171: Gender, Power, Identity $1776.20

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
 Shanata, Jai Develop new FYS course - "College Success: Drugs, Neurons, and Your Brain $1000

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

Department of Education

Program evaluation and improvement in preparation for the State of Iowa review of the teacher education program $1000

 Department of Chemistry

Curriculum development  $1600

Mellon Foundation Funding for Faculty Development in the Digital Liberal Arts (Faculty Travel & On-campus workshops)

Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to faculty for travel and registration expenses to workshops, on-campus 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
Baty, Devan Support travel for participation in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia from June 13-17, 2016 $2326.70
Hoobler, Ellen Attend the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference in Indiana from June 12-18 $1355
Kelchen, Jenny Attend the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in St. Louis, MO from March 8-11, 2017 at the American Center Convention Center. $1495
Shanata, Jai Support travel to Greely, CO (University of Northern Colorado) for the 2016 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 31-August 4, 2016 $1184
Winkler, Isaac -- Condon, Marty Two-day DLA Workshop: An introduction to programming and data in R $4600

Cornell Summer Research Institute, Summer 2017

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

Historical Sociology and the Intersection of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality $7450

 Beauchamp, Kara

Exploring Plasma Structures Surrounding Newly Formed Massive Stars in Star Forming Regions $6164
Christie-Pope, Barbara The Ultrastructural Effect of Cytotoxicity and Manipulation of Vesicular Proteins in Dopaminergic Neurons $7700
Condon, Marty Ecology and Diversification of Neotropical Flies and their Parasites $6800
Cotton, Greg LGBTQ and Youth Homelessness: Community Action Study and Strategic Planning $6300
Davis, Erin LGBTQ and Youth Homelessness: Community Action Study and Strategic Planning $6300
Green, Melinda Dissonance-Based Online Eating Disorder Intervention: An Efficacy Trial $6800
Hankins, Leslie Working Together to Explore the Exciting Emerging Field of Independent Publishing and Small Presses $10100
Hassell, Hans Understanding How the Media Covers Political Campaigns and Candidates $6800
Johns, Brian Development of a Virtual-Reality Surgical Simulator $6290
Johnson, Christi A case of Do or Die: Does the World Welcome Exercisers as Time Goes By? $6100
Liberko, Charlie NMR Studies of Structural Changes in Solvatochromic Molecules $6800
McCollum, Andy Population Trends in Ornate Box Turtles $9300
Migley, Genevieve A More Inclusive Union: Women Philosophers in the Modern Period 6000
Mildenstein, Tammy A Student-Faculty Collaborative Project for Long-Term Conservation Research at Cornell College $8600
Nowak-Thompson, Brian Developing HIgh Through-put Assays to Assess the Soil Microbiome $6900
Quill, Misha LGBTQ and Youth Homelessness: Community Action Study and Strategic Planning $6300
Rouse, Jen LGBTQ and Youth Homelessness: Community Action Study and Strategic Planning $6300
Shanata, Jai Measuring the Impact of Resveratrol, Possible Essential Tremor Therapeutics and their Metabolites on Protein Function $10900
Skorcewski, Tyler Sports Analytics Related to Youth Archery $5800
Strong, Cindy X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Archaeological Pottery $5800
Tepper, Craig Symbiosis in Two Marine Invertebrates $10600
Walsh, Emily Exploration in Cutting-Edge Thermobarometry Techniques $7550

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

 Knoop, Todd

Indexing costs associated with his book: The Traveling Economist: Using Economics to Think About What Makes Us All So Different and the Same $1600

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences

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

 Jacobs, Meg

Attend a retreat at the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT) group in July 2016 in St Louis, MO. $1260