Kennesaw State University

Faculty Funding Recipients

Sabine Smith
Professor
Foreign Languages
2007 Faculty Learning Communities
Kathie Aduddell
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
2007 Faculty Learning Communities
Beth Daniell
Professor
English
Mary Odom
Associate Professor
English
2007 Faculty Learning Communities
Project Contributors:
Communication
Sociology and Criminal Justice
History and Philosophy
Geography and Anthropology
Daniel Paracka
Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary Studies
2007 Faculty Learning Communities
Project Contributors:
School of Arts and Design
Marketing and Professional Sales
School of Art and Design
Theatre and Performance Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Foreign Languages
Tony Grooms
Professor
English
2006 Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program
The Faculty Enhancement Leave Award in Summer 2006 award will support two aspects of a novel writing project called "The Burning House." The project explores the lives of black American exiles from the Vietnam War and their assimilation into Swedish society. First, the award would support the extension of the Sweden-based phase of my research by allowing time and means to explore archives and to make site visits in the cities of Gothenburg and Malmo. Secondly, it would allow me to take leave...
Richard Gayler
Professor
Computer Science
2006 Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program
Many scientific computing projects require extremely powerful computing resources and involve large amounts of data. Traditionally, these computing projects have been developed and executed on the supercomputing computer centers at the national research laboratories and some of the major research universities. Programs are being developed that use existing software components at different sites. The Common Component Architecture (CCA) has been developed to facilitate this reusage of existing...
Ayokunle Odeleye
Professor
Visual Arts
2006 Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program
The purpose of this project is for the creation of two monumental sculptures for a multicultural community in Rockland County New York. The sculptures created will be for a memorial park and the theme of the work will address the concept of diversity. Hundreds of local residents will be impacted by the project and KSU students and faculty as well as local artists will be directly involved in the design, fabrication, documentation and installation of the works. This award will provide time for...
Laurence Sherr
Professor
School of Music
2006 Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program
The purpose of this project is the creation of a significant new musical composition for vocal soloist and chamber orchestra based on poetry by Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs. The composition will promote healing through poetry and music that address human loss. A national consortium of performers will present multiple performances of the composition in different regions of the country. The project will impact thousands of people, including KSU faculty and students. Additionally, this creative...
Susan Carley
Professor
Marketing and Professional Sales
2006 Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program
My project concerns the development of a business oriented study abroad program in either Ecuador or Bolivia which has a specific focus on service learning. Currently undergraduate business students have no opportunities for participating in a hands-on, study abroad experience that would allow them to apply emerging marketing skills in an international setting. The focus of the proposed study abroad program is on development and marketing of responsible eco-tourism. A leave would give me the...
Katya Vladimirov
Professor
History and Philosophy
Michael Ross
Secondary and Middle Grades Education
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
Increasing academic achievement and retention and graduation rates has become a top priority for the University System of Georgia. The goal of this project is to assess the relationship between the emotional intelligence levels of KSU First-Year Experience students and the outcomes of academic success and KSU's retention and graduation patterns. Additionally, this project will assess the relationship between the KSU 1101 Benchmarks for Success and their impact on the aforementioned outcomes....
Philippe Laval
Associate Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
This project is part of a larger project that will enhance the STEMteaching and learning processes by developing a set of collaboratively designed web-based tools to assist in the teaching of undergraduate mathematics. The purpose of this project is to greatly enhance tools I have already developed under the Earth Math project. It is with these enhanced tools that the larger project will be built. Both projects are very important for mathematics, mathematics education and computer science as...
Jennifer Beck
Associate Professor
Health, PE and Sport Science
Bernard Goldfine
Professor
Health, PE and Sport Science
Jin Wang
Professor
Health, PE and Sport Science
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
Prayer at athletic events is a highly controversial topic. However, the Supreme Court provided much needed legal parameters in Santa Fe Independent School District (TX) v. Doe (2000), which delineated practices that fall outside the bounds of constitutionality. In a quest to determine if the law is being followed, the purpose of this study is to investigate the policies...
Ivan Pulinkala
Associate Professor
Dance
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
Issues of human identity related to human physicality form the premise of this choreographic project I plan to develop next summer. A study of identity in human movement will research how physical and emotional experiences are reflected through human movement. An important mission of this project will be to provide an opportunity for KSU students to work with professionals in the field, gaining an understanding of the creation and production of dance at a professional level. Through public...
Katarina Gephardt
Associate Professor
English
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
This project is part of a book-length interdisciplinary study of how nineteenthcentury British travel narratives, both fictional and non-fictional, contribute to the geopolitical mapping of Europe by drawing imagined boundaries between the West and the southern and eastern peripheries of the continent. The incentive grant will be used to examine primary sources such as travel journals, guidebooks, and political documents available at the British Library and to prepare the findings for...
Gregory Rushton
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are synthetic materials capable of selective binding of a desired substrate. In their function_, they mimic biological systems such as antibodies and enzymes, but due to their ease of preparation, versatility, and chemical stability, are rapidly gaining popularity as alternatives to traditional approaches for achieving molecular recognition. Herein is presented a project involving KSU undergraduates in which a novel MIP capable of binding the biologically...
Nina Morgan
Associate Professor
English
2006 Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
Theorizing globalizations effect on cultural production is a newly emerging area of critical theory. This project, focused on women, will entail extensive on-site research as womens activism tends to be highly localized and not available through mainstream media, despite the fact that womens labor is at the center of the global economy. Through an international collaboration combining the individual research of the applicant and of Dr. Karavanta, professor of critical theory at University of...
Tad Watanabe
Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
2006 Faculty Learning Communities
Project Contributors:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Early Childhood Education
Secondary & Middle Grades Education
Early Childhood Education
Hugh Hunt
Associate Professor Emeritus
History and Philosophy
2006 Faculty Learning Communities
Project Contributors:
School of Nursing
Sociology and Criminal Justice
History and Philosophy
Foreign Languages
History and Philosophy
Dorothy Marsil
Associate Professor
Psychology
Christopher Randall
Associate Professor
Psychology
2006 Faculty Learning Communities
Project Contributors:
Information Systems
Management and Entrepreneurship
English
Instructional Technology
Communication

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