By assisting faculty and staff in securing grants, the office of grant development helps SNC move forward in scholarly research, program development, and student success.

Faculty and Staff Areas of Interest

Many of you have expressed a desire to collaborate with other faculty and staff on grant proposals. You may have interests or areas of expertise outside your normal field. This web page is a great place to find out what other SNC faculty and staff are interested in and possibly locate collaborators for a grant. Please contact Sarah Ryan if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss funding opportunities or if you’d like to be added to this list.

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Entries are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the faculty/staff member.

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Ravi Agarwal, software engineering and processes, evolutionary computation, mobile platforms
Deb Anderson, human anatomy, organismal biology, paleobiology 

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David Bailey, learning and memory, neuroendocrinology, animal behavior
Brandon Bauer, intersection of art, technology and culture; art and social engagement; exploration of critical social histories in the visual arts, contemporary art and critical philosophical perspectives
April Beiswenger, set design
Mark Bockenhauer, Wisconsin Geographic Alliance
Tom Bolin, biblical studies, ancient literatures 
Mara Brecht, religious pluralism and diversity, interreligious dialogue, global Christianity
Erik Brekke, atomic and optical physics, interaction of atoms with lasers
Shan Bryan-Hanson, art exhibition and conservation, studio practices in painting
Kelsy Burke, contemporary American religions; gender, sexuality, digital media
Bridget Burke-Ravizza, Christian social ethics, Christian marriage and family, feminist theology


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Cheryl Carpenter-Siegel, race, class, gender, charity
Ben Chan, medical ethics, ethics of emotion, applied Kantian ethics
Anindo Choudhury, host-parasite associations
Tom Conner, French and German, Dreyfus affair, intellectual history of France, Francophone inter-China
Karlyn Crowley, women’s and gender studies
Sally Cubitt, digitization and preservation
Kari Cunningham, photochemistry

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Melissa DaPra, environmental and sustainability initiatives
Bola Delano, multicultural education, gender and schooling
Tom Doughman, alcohol harm reduction, helping students with Autism spectrum disorders, treating anxiety disorders and eating disorders/body image in the college populations
David Duquette, history of political thought, history of philosophy

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Howard Ebert, systematic theology, foundational theology, theology of suffering
Deirdre Egan, how space and place influence identity
Eliot Elfner, using information about student learning to improve curriculum and delivery, application of computer modeling to address operations situations, 
Brad Ellis, narrative prose of Miguel de Cervantes and Maria de Zayas, the Moriscos, female empowerment and subversion in counter-reformation Spain

F | Retun to top
Tim Flood igneous petrology
John Frohliger, collaborative research with students, mathematics pedagogy

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Katie Garber, endophytes that live in plants
Mark Glantz, media studies, political communication
Corday Goddard, summer bridge program for underserved students, student retention
Wolfgang Grassl, brands and branding, consumer behavior and marketing strategy, philosophical and economic theory of value Catholic social thought

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Jason Haen, incorporating Catholic Social Teaching into the classroom, ethics, factors affecting success on the CPA exam
Nelson Ham, geology of Wisconsin, glacial geology, geomorphology, climate change
Anna Herrman, body image and communication
John Holder, early Buddhism, American pragmatism
David Hunnicut, microbiology, bacteria, immunity


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Charley Jacobs, judicial process, American politics, the impact of state courts on racial and ethnic discrimination
Bonnie Johnson, high-stakes testing 


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Hyang-Sook Kim, online social support systems, web interface design (psychological approaches), cultural differences in health-related stigmatization, designing health campaign messages
Scott Kirst, science education, math education, technology education
Carrie Kissman, how disturbance affects aquatic ecosystems
Michael Knight, music of Robert Russell Bennett, use of video feedback in teaching young conductors 
Bob Kramer,  Islamic society in Sudan, specifically religious ideas and social issues in the 19th century 


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Susan Landt, multicultural literature
Terry Jo Leiterman, mathematical modeling, undergrad research
Amy Lewis, slave narratives written during the nineteenth century in the United States
Krissy Lukens, GIS, Spatial Literacy, STEM 
Jamie Lynch, role of health and education in social stratification, particularly obesity

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Laurie MacDiarmid, identity and relation issues, creative writing
Joel Mann, ethics and morals in psychology
Julie Massey, spirituality, vocation, marriage
Nancy Mathias, service-learning
Rebecca McKean, sedimentology, vertebrate paleontology
Bonnie McVey, computer science theory
Chris Meidl, character education, anti-bullying
Ty Meidl, education, culturally relevant pedagogy, literacy
Sethy Meyer, discrete math, combinatorics, linear algebra
Kathy Molnar, undergraduate student cheating
Kevin Murphy,  math education, specifically mathematical modeling and how it fits into the Common Core Standards 


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Luis Navarro-Ayala, queer transcultural perspective of "Frenchness" as it is conceived in Latin America and North Africa
John Neary, modern English-language fiction, religion/spirituality in literature
Jim Neuliep, intercultural communication 
Paul Ngo, sensation and perception, multi-disciplinary and multi-level analysis

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David Pankratz, robotics
Karen Park, early modern theological history, Catholic devotionalism, women’s convent writing
Wayne Patternson, history of East Asia
Marcie Paul, Honors Program, Latin American literature
John Pennington, collaborative research with students, Victorian fairy tales
Brian Pirman, design, digital photography, electronic image manipulation

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Kevin Quinn, sports economics

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Kristina Reignier, language services, community outreach programs
Katie Ries, interdisciplinary art, environmental sustainability 
Reid Riggle, service learning
Ed Risden, Shakespeare, Medieval literature, publishing fiction, Tolkien, Milton, history of epic poetry, narrative theory, humor theory, aesthetics
Michael Rosewall, researching and creating editions of little known or unusual choral works, music written for the voice
Jonathon Russel, design and analysis of inhibitors of the dopamine transport protein

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Wendy Scattergood, political polling, environmental security
Mark Schaffer, risk differences in different types of financial institutions, microfinance, financial literacy 
Larry Scheich, curricular reform in chemistry, polymer chemistry/material science
Drew Scheler, how classical and early modern rhetoric influenced English Renaissance poets, composition pedagogy and ethical learning
Keith Sherony, Major League Baseball game attendance, team revenue and finance, payroll taxes, player development, compression of player's abilities, salary distribution, performance enhancing drugs, game scheduling 
Dawn Shimura, intensive language program for Somalis

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Vicky Tashjian, African American settlement in 19th-century Wisconsin, women's and gender studies, West African social and economic history
Ikuko Torimoto, Japanese immigrants to the U.S.
Alexa Trumpy, social movements, pro-life movement

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Amy Vandenberg, undergrad accounting research
Gratzia Villaroel, impact of global institutions on the development of democratic structures, significance of non-traditional actors in the political process of developing nations
Kristin Vogel, collection building and management, information literacy