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. Craig Teague, Department of Chemistry, has been appointed the Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2019-20 and 2020-21.  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

Hankins, Leslie

Full-year to publish a dos-a-dos version of Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room and my genderswitch version, Judith’s Room, along with an extensive afterward with critical apparatus and illustrations and a legacy project, collecting my work on Virginia Woolf over decades, and presenting them within a frame intended to broaden the reach of my work from a dedicatedaudience of scholars to a wider readership

$5,000.00

Ikach, Lynne

Spring of 2020 to work on two projects: one that builds on previous scholarly work on the Tolstoy homes by taking a research trip to Russia, and one that marks a new area of research into recent incidents of public and state criticism of the arts in Russia $5,000.00
 Meyer, Kristin Spring of 2020 to work on three projects: Biomechanics Motion Laboratory, creating an off-campus course for Kinesiology Department, and increased direct patient care time in the physical therapy clinic 

$4,000.00

Migely, Genevieve Spring of 2020 to to continue her research on philosopher George Berkeley’s philosophy of mind by examining his position on finite actionand to devote some substantial time and effort to updating both her pedagogy and the content of some of her current courses no funding requested
Sacks, Steven Fall of 2019 plans to complete research on the relationship of election to identity in Judaism, seen through the paradoxes of the patriarch Jacob-Israel, a symbol for the Biblical nation and to gain greater technical facility in the Digital Humanities

$5,000.00

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
Barnes-Brus, Tori Support travel to attend the annual Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Omaha, NE in 2020 $1,134.00
Cannon, Ann Support travel to attend the 2019 Joint Statistics Meeting (annual meetings of the American Statistical Association) $2,500.00
Entel, Rebecca Support travel to attend the Midwest Modern Languages Association annual convention in Chicago, IL $959.00
Freeman, Glenn Support travel to attend the Associated Writing Programs Conference $1,934.00
Freeman, Jim Support travel to attend MathFest on July 31 - August 3, 2019 $1,664.00
Hoklotubbe, Chris Support to travel to along the medieval pilgrimage route, El Camino de Santiago, across Northern Spain in the development of a combined course with Prof. Alyssa Selmer (REL 300/SPA 323: Pilgramage: El Camino De Santiago $1,850.00
Kelchen, Jenny Support to attend MathFest on August 1 the USITT Costume Symposium 2019: "I Can't Believe It's Not Metal: Synthetic Whalebone Corsetry With Red Threaded at the University of Maryland on July 30 - August 3, 2019 $1,910.00
Lucas, Phil Support to travel to Wilson's Creek Battlefield and Pea Ridge Battlefield to investigate whether class trips for students in HIS 353 are worthwhile $1,170.00
Mildenstein, Tammy Support to attend the International Bat Research Conference in Phuket, Thailand at the end of July 2019 $2,500.00
Neese, Steven Support to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience (sfn) conference, held in Chicago, IL from October 19-23, 2019  $1,860.00
Price, Caroline Support travel to the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium in the Summer of 2019 $1,391.00
Selmer, Alyssa Support to travel to along the medieval pilgrimage route, El Camino de Santiago, across Northern Spain in the development of a combined course with Prof. Chris Hoklotubbe (REL 300/SPA 323: Pilgramage: El Camino De Santiago $1,850.00

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

Richard B. Caple ’53 Endowed Fund for Faculty Development

The Richard B. Caple ’53 Endowed Fund for Faculty Development has been established to support faculty development in the departments of history or psychology. 

Name Project Award
Neese, Steven

Funding to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience (sfn) conference, held in Chicago, IL from October 19-23, 2019 (non-travel related expenses)

$640.00

Fund for Course Development

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

Name Project Award
Chemistry Department

Chemistry Curriculum Workshop

$1,600.00
Herder, Michelle

The Early Modern Globe, 1500-1700

$1,500.00
Mouton, Michelle

Can Computers Read Better Than You? Introduction to Digital Himanities

$2,680.00

Mildred Eubanks Carstensen Award

The Mildred Eubanks Carstensen Award For Interdisciplinary Course Development is available through the generosity of Mildred Eubanks Carstensen ’66 and Fred Carstensen.

Name Project Award
Klaver, Becca Support to develop a new course: ENG 274 $1,000.00

Cornell Summer Research Institute, Summer 2019

Through generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation Endowed Funds, the Dimensions Program, the Berry Career Institute, the Roger Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund, and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund, Cornell College is pleased to announce 2019 Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI). 

Name Project Award

Barnes-Brus, Tori

Willis Dady: Data Management & Story Telling  $970.00

Christie-Pope, Barbara

Investigations of Genes Involved in Human Diseases $1,500.00
Denniston, Rhawn Testing the influence of large tropical volcanic eruptions of the last millennium on the Australian monsoon $1,000.00
Hallam, Justus Analyzing differences among performances at the NCAA Track and Field Championships between Division I, Division II and Division III athletes $300.00
Hoklotubbe, Chris Santiago and Spanish Identity at the Moorish Margins: An Investigation of the Construction of Christian and Muslim Spanish Identities $1,000.00
Johnson, Christina The Stories They Could Tell: Multidimensional Health Behavior Narratives $1,000.00
Kamran, Niloofar Ultrasonic Gesture-Controlled Piano $200.00
Liberko, Charley The isolation and evaluation of lignin from woody plant material for the removal of metal ions from water.   $500.00
Martin, James A Scholarly and Performative Journey through the Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Analysis, Interpretation, Performance, & Meaning. $450.00
Mildenstein, Tammy The role of prairie remnants in the population biology of monarch butterflies $1,500.00
Nowak-Thompson, Brian Developing tools for studying soil biochemistry, specifically developing a gene knock out in a soil bacterium $800.00
Pennington, Colin Academic Clustering at Cornell College and in the Midwest Conference: Facilitators and Attractors into Student-Athletes’ Declared Majors $117.00
Shanata, Jai Systematically Measuring the Impact of Resveratrol, Metabolites, and Possible Essential Tremor Therapeutics on Protein Function $1,700.00
Strong, Cindy  An X-ray fluorescence study of archaeological ceramics from the Huston-Fox site in western South Dakota $500.00
Teague, Craig New Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture $1,000.00
Tepper, Craig Can algae save coral from global warming? $1,500.00
Walsh, Emily Connecting the tectonic history of the Swedish Caledonides $1,232.00

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

Ganzel, Alice

Support to attend the Process-oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Summer Workshop $1,369.00

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

Entel, Rebecca

Support to continure work on a novel $3,000.00