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St. Norbert College Office of Faculty Development Announces Summer Grant Recipients

From St. Norbert College, April 21, 2015
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Twenty-one St. Norbert College faculty members have been awarded grants of $2,500 each by the Office of Faculty Development in its annual Summer Grants Program. The program offers faculty the opportunity to obtain financial support for scholarly, artistic, curricular and instructional projects undertaken during the summer months. The grants are awarded by the summer grants subcommittee, which is comprised of elected faculty members of the faculty development committee. The faculty members who received 2015 Summer Grant awards are listed below.

Curricular and Instructional Improvement

Zach Pratt, assistant professor of biology: support for the development of protocols for biology students.

Matthew Stollak, associate professor of business administration: support for the creation of a SPSS user guide for "BUAD 284: Statistics for Business and Economics."

Scholarship and Creative/Artistic Endeavors

Deborah Anderson, associate professor of biology: support for the scholarly project "Investigating potential differences in rodent biodiversity of Late Early to Middle Eocene basin margins vs. basin center deposits and searching for ancestor-descendant pairs."

David Bailey, associate professor of biology: support for the scholarly project "Expression profiling of genes affected by local estrogen provision in zebra finch brain tissue."

Mara Brecht, assistant professor of theology and religious studies: support for the scholarly project " ʽLucky' to be Christian?"

Erik Brekke, assistant professor of physics: support for the scholarly project "Frequency Characteristics of Light from Four-wave Mixing."

Kelsy Burke, assistant professor of sociology: support for a book manuscript, "Christians Under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet."

Ivy Cargile, assistant professor of political science: support for the scholarly project "Can't Trust It: Assessing the Impact of Threat on the Trust and Political Knowledge of Under-Represented Communities."

Anindo Choudhury, professor of biology and environmental science: support for a scholarly project, "DNA and morphology based taxonomic and phylogenetic analyses of parasites."

Deirdre Egan-Ryan, associate professor of English: support for a book project, "Hinterland Modernisms: Gender, Geography, New York and Its Others."

Anders Hendrickson, assistant professor of mathematics: support for the scholarly project "Atomisticity of supercharacter lattices of cyclic groups of squarefree order."

Blake Henson, assistant professor of music: support for a book project, "The Art of Arranging."

Eric High, assistant professor of music: support for the scholarly project "Contrabass Trombone College and University Recital Tour."

David Hunnicutt, associate professor of biology: support for the scholarly project "Vaccine Trails of Flavobacterium Columnare in Zebrafish."

Rebecca McKean, assistant professor of geology: support for the scholarly project "Expanding the known biodiversity of Cretaceous marine vertebrates from the Tropic Shale of southern Utah."

Christopher Meidl, assistant professor of teacher education: support for the scholarly project "Coyote Learns a Lesson."

Tynisha Meidl, assistant professor of teacher education: support for the scholarly project "Wisconsin Act 166 and the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test: Effects of a new reading law."

Luis Navarro-Ayala, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures: support for the scholarly project "Othering the Contemporáneos: Frenchness, Mexicanness, and Queerness."

Edward Risden, professor of English: support for the scholarly project "Shakespeare's Maxims: A Study of Traditional Sayings in the Plays."

Marc Schaffer, assistant professor of economics: support for the scholarly project "Exploring the Asset to Leverage Growth Relationship Across U.S. Depository Institutions: A Look at Firm Size."

Wayne Patterson, professor of history: support for the scholarly project "William Franklin Sands and the Fall of the Choson Dynasty, 1896-1904."

During the past 30 years, through more than 460 individual grants, the Summer Grants Program has provided many different faculty members with opportunities for pursuing significant scholarly, artistic, curricular and pedagogical projects that otherwise might not have been undertaken or completed.

For more information, contact Linda Beane-Katner, director of faculty development, by phone at 920-403-3111 or by email at linda.beanekatner@snc.edu.