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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

Bostwick, Kerry

Fall of 2018 to continue research in constructivist pedagogy and its intersection with educational neuroscience at the post-secondary level

$500.00

deLaubenfels, Tony

Fall of 2018 to continue work related to Computer Science Education and undertake study and programming projects to further your expertise in a variety of programming languages and software tools closely associated with the courses you teach $1,260.00
 Green, Melinda Spring of 2019 to compare the efficacy of eating disorder prevention and treatment programs in order to identify which program is most highly effective in reducing eating disorder symptoms and disorder-related cardiac risk factors

$7,000.00

Knoop, Todd Spring of 2019 to complete work on your sixth book on the topic of income equality and developing a new off-campus course for Cornell students $5,600.00
McCollum, Andy Half-year to conduct research on color and UV patterns and male reproductive success in ornate box turtles

$5,800.00

Plaut, Tony Spring of 2019 to attend contemporary art exhibitions both in the United States and Europe to enhance your understanding of the current trends in modern and contemporary art $6,000.00
Stewart, Catherine Full-year to coincide with her National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Her primary project will be to create a book manuscript titled, “The New Maid: African American Women and Domestic Service during the New Deal.” Funding will come from Endowment
West, Janeve Spring of 2019 to focus on the creation of new theatrical works by means of two different, but often aligned, techniques: Devised and Ensemble Based Theatre Making, and Directing the New Play $5,500.00

Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

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
Baty, Devan Support travel to to travel to the annual American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) conference to be held from July 18-21, 2018 in Martinique $2,270.00
 Beauchamp, Kara Support travel to attend the POGIL workshop at University of Illinois, Chicago, July 16-18, 2018 $735.00
Biondo-Gemmell, Susannah Support travel to attend the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference from March 27-30, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN $1,300.00
 Cannon, Ann Support to attend the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM) July 28 – August 2, 2017 in Vancouver, BC $2,270.00
 Entel, Rebecca Support travel for a 5-day trip to New York City in September 2018; trip will include one evening participating in a reading series and several days of research at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research archives $540.00
 Freeman, Glenn Support to attend the Associated Writing Programs annual convention in March of 2019 $1,300.00
Freeman, Jim Support to attend MathFest on August 1 $270.00
 Hankins, Leslie Support to attend the annual Virginia Woolf Conference in Ohio and workshops in the book arts at Morgan Conservatory in Ohio $1,250.00
Kauper, Kate Support to attend annual meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) in Dallas, Texas October 4 – 6, 2018 $1,550.00
Liberko, Charley Support travel to Indiana (University of Notre Dame) for the 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) - July 29th – August 2nd $1,195.00
Shanata, Jai Support travel to Indiana (University of Notre Dame) for the 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) - July 29th – August 2nd $720.00
Teague, Craig Support travel to Indiana (University of Notre Dame) for the 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) on July 29th – August 2nd $690.00
Walsh, Emily Support to attend a 2-day workshop in Boston (August 11 & 12) and the 2018 National Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Indianapolis from November 4-7, 2018 $1,237.00
Wines, Rebecca Support to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) in Martinique from July 18-21, 2018 $2,270.00

Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019

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
Jill Davis Support to attend the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association  $682.00
Rhawn Denniston Support to attend the International Conference on Tropical Meteorology and Oceanography $1,424.00
A'amer Farooqi Support to attend the American Economic Association Continuing Education Seminar $720.00
Michelle Herder Support to attend the International Medieval Congress hosted annually by Western Michigan University $868.00
Micheal Mosier Support to present an abstract paper on Mexican novelist Yuri Herrera at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico $1,440.00
Scott Olinger Support to present at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology in Louisville, KY $1,587.00
Colin Pennington Support to present at the SHAPE America "Society of Health and Physical Educators" $1,330.00
Misha Quill Support to present at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetin in San Jose, CA $1,564.60
Alvon Reed Support to attend the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference in Dayton, OH $711.00
Alyssa Selmer Support to present at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington $900.00
Emily Walsh Support to travel (with students) to the University of California, Santa Barbara, in March 2019 to use their laser-ablation split-stream lab for research $1,323.00

Fund for Course Development

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

Name Project Award
Barnes-Brus, Tori SOC 351: Medical Sociology $1,000.00
Entel, Rebecca ENG 383: Novel Writing $1,000.00
Farooqi, A'amer Managerial Economics $1,225.00
Kauper, Kate EDU 265/POL 216 $2,175.00
Mosier/Selmer, Michael/Alyssa A Re-imagining of the Introductory Language-Learning Sequence in Spanish $2,450.00

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
 Neese, Steven Develop a Capstone Course in Psychology: PSY 483 $1,000.00
Price, Caroline Support attendance and participation in Intro to Laban Movement Analysis in Brooklyn, NY, November 2018 for course development $1,000.00

Cornell Summer Research Institute, Summer 2018

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/Quill, Tori/Misha

Homelessness in Cedar Rapids: Community Action Study and Strategic Planning $10,992.00

Cardon, Jeff

Exploring connections between Tor signaling and biofilm formation $5,636.00

Condon, Marty

How Do Flies and Wasps Find Flowers? $4,500.00
Denniston, Rhawn Records of El Niño from Past Greenhouse Periods $4,411.00
Gruber-Miller, John Two Projects: Imagining Ancient Corinth and an Interactive Digital Latin Reader $5,336.00
Johnson, Christina Discourses of Exercise and Ageing: The (Re)Presentation of Movement $5,485.50
Liberko, Charley NMR studies of structural changes in solvatochromic molecules $6,036.00
Martin, James Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus: An Exile’s Artistic Response to the Third Reich $5,983.00
McCollum, Andy Color and UV patterns and male reproductive success in ornate box turtles $10,072.00
Mildenstein, Tammy The role of prairie remnants in the population biology of monarch butterflies $9,072.00
Mouton, Michelle Food Memories and Victorian Novelists $8,272.00
Shanata, Jai Measuring the Impact of Resveratrol, Possible Essential Tremor Therapeutics, and their Metabolites on Protein Function $10,572.00
Stewart, Catherine “Stepping into the Past, Making Local History Come Alive”: Website and Audio Walking Tour for Ash Park and Cornell’s Historic Campus $6,536.00
Strong, Cindy   Deskin Chair Funds
Teague, Craig Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Advanced Systems for Carbon Dioxide Capture $9,072.00
Tepper, Craig Photosymbiosis in a marine shell-bearing snail: Is there an advantage? $4,536.00
Walsh, Emily Sample characterization via traditional and cutting-edge microscopy and digital imaging techniques $9,304.00
Yamanishi, David To develop pedagogical, and presentable or potentially publishable, materials on the distribution of and trends in human rights abuse in the world. $5,036.00

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

 Bostwick, Kerry

Support to complete a qualitative study at St. Matthews School in Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland $2,000.00

Heinrich, Jill

Support to complete a qualitative study at St. Matthews School in Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland $2,000.00