Faculty Awards 2009-10



Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowship Awards

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development

Hewlett Fund for Course Development

McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel between July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010

McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel between January 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010

Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

 

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowship Awards 2009-10

 

 

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

Astley, Suzette

Prof. Astley plans to conduct comparative cognition research in collaboration with Prof. Mark Bouton in an established animal cognition laboratory at the University of Vermont.  The research is in context and associative learning.

$8,029

DeVries, Steven

Prof. DeVries plans to develop research projects and applied opportunities for Cornell students with interests in exercise and sport psychology and to explore an opportunity to develop an international off-campus study experience for Cornell students at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

$5,982

Freeman, James

Prof. Freeman plans to research capstone experiences at other colleges and develop the Mathematics Department's proposal.  He also plans to revise his MAT 110 course and improve his statistics background for teaching STA 201.

$3,416

Heinrich, Jill Prof. Heinrich plans to conduct a qualitative educational study at Gray's Secondary School in England comparing the institutional and curricular structure of the English school system with the American system and explore the impact of these structures on higher educational opportunities.  She also hopes to establish a Cornell Fellows program at the school and to revise and possibly publish her dissertation study in masculinity studies. $5,120
Hunter, Mark Prof. Hunter plans to research new play development through a series of "observerships" at several nationally celebrated new play development organizations and through targeted work with a number of playwrights in the form of directed readings and dramaturgical conferences.  He also hopes to direct a new play as part of Cornell's spring production season, with the playwright in attendance. $7,716
Iber, Mary Consulting Librarian Iber plans to research information literacy models and the psychological literature on barriers to cognitive success.  She hopes to integrate such research into an information literacy model that explicitly includes the knower, knowledge and the learning process. $1,650
Lichty, Lyle Prof. Lichty plans to devise new directions for solar cell research at Cornell through research of current literature, symposium participation, laboratory work, and independent study of cell operation theories. $4,013
Reed, Shannon Prof. Reed plans to continue her scholarly research on the impact of the commonplace-book on early modern pedagogy.  This research will inform her teaching of early modern literature.  She also hopes to write an article on early modern women writers whose work has been neglected in contemporary scholarship and an article on the portrayals of Friday in adaptations of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, and to develop a new course on satire. $8,358

Teague, Craig

Prof. Teague plans to serve as a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as resident director of the Oak Ridge Science Semester for the fall semester and to continue working at the lab as part of a research group.  He also hopes to participate in research conferences, further his experience with Process Oriented Inquiry Learning (POGIL), and conduct campus visits or attend conferences to discuss chemistry curricula.

$15,000

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2009-10
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

Davis, Erin

Travel expenses to Japan for the final development of a study-abroad course to be team-taught Term 7 of the 2009-10 academic year

$2,000

 

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development 2009-10

 

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

Entel,
Rebecca

Reading Bodies: Legibility and Literacy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

$1,000

 

Hewlett Fund for Course Development  2009-10

 

 The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.

Name

Project

AWARD

Conrad, Chris

Development of a course in Fixed Income Securities $1,000

Hankins, Leslie
Stavreva, Katy

Development of a new course: Introduction to Film and Visual Media Studies $2,000

Mouton, Michelle
Reed, Shannon

Development of a new course: Introduction to Literary Study: Textual Analysis $2,000

 

McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel between July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010

 

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

Cannon, Ann

Travel to support attendance at the Joint Statistics Meeting (JSM) August 1-6, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

$1,442

Davis, Erin

Travel to support attendance at the East-West Center's Summer Field seminar on "China's 21st Century Challenges" July 5-26, 2009, in China.

$250

Denniston, Rhawn

Travel to the Radiogenic Isotope Lab at the University of New Mexico for a month-long research project on the past climates of the Great Basin during July 2009 $2,500

Entel, Rebecca

Travel to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Denver, Colorado April 7-10, 2010 $800

Freeman, Jim

Travel to attend MathFest in Portland, Oregon August 6-8, 2009 and the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco, California January 13-16, 2010 $2,009

Hejeebu, Santhi

Travel to participate in the 2009 World Economic History International Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands August 3-7, 2009

$2,365

Nelson, Jennifer

Travel to participate in the Ecological Society of America annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2009

$800

Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela

Travel to present a paper at the Midwestern Modern Language Convention in St. Louis, Missouri November 12-15, 2009 $908

Sacks, Steven

Travel to present research at the Society of Biblical Literatures International Conference in Tartu, Estonia June 25-28, 2010 $2,082

Stavreva, Katy

Travel to participate in the Early Modern Women Symposium in College Park, Maryland November 5-7, 2009, and the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 13-16, 2010, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. $1,920

Walsh, Emily

Travel to participate in the 8th International Eclogite Conference in Xining, Qinghai Province, China August 9-19, 2009

$2,500

McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel
between January 1, 2010, through June 30, 2010
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

deLaubenfels, Tony

Travel to attend the 2010 Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium in Milwaukee, WI in early March, 2010 $350

Dyas, Sandra

Travel to participate in the Society for Photographic Education 47th Conference March 4-7, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA $650

Fagenbaum, Jennifer

Travel to attend the annual Experimental Biology conference April 24-28, 2010, in Anaheim, CA $1,500

Hankins, Leslie

Travel to participate in the 20th Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference at Georgetown College in Kentucky June 2-7, 2010 $1,200
Kelchen, Jenny Travel to attend the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) 2010 Annual Conference and Stage Expo in Kansas City, MO March 31-April 3, 2010 $990

Reed, Shannon

Travel to London, England to conduct research and to enhance her courses $1,200
Siebert, Judith Travel to attend the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Anthropology in Merida, Mexico March 24-27, 2010 $1,500

 

Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the Dimensions Program
2009-10

 

The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support. The Dimensions program, funded by the generosity of Dr. Lawrence Dorr ’63, aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.

Name

Project

AWARD

Biology and Chemistry Departments

Strategies for Connecting Introductory Biology and Chemistry Curricula at Cornell College $900

Kinesiology Department

Evaluation of New Curriculum, Enrollment Trends and Implications: Future of Kinesiology Programs $450

Languages Department

Assessment of the Languages Program: Successes, Shortcomings and Future Goals $1,200
Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the Dimensions Program, Summer 2009
The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support. The Dimensions program, funded by the generosity of Dr. Lawrence Dorr ’63, aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.

Name

Project

AWARD

Bean, Steve

Fractional Calculus $4,000

Beauchamp, Kara
Lichty, Lyle

Fabricating, Testing, and Improving Organic Solar Cells $9,000

Black, Bob
McCollum, Andy

Investigations of the Reproductive Biology of Ornate Box Turtles in Eastern Iowa: Does Payoff Rate Influence Predation Rate? $9,000

Cardon, Jeff

Altered Motility and Biofilm Formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa $4,500

Greenstein, Ben

Using Molluscan Death Assemblages to Assess Changes in Community Composition $4,500

Gruber-Miller, John

Developing an Intermediate Greek Textbook $4,500

Liberko, Charles

Synthesis of Dyes for Organic Solar Cell Applications $4,500

Nowak-Thompson, Brian

Developing a Process to Identify External Factors Affecting Antibiotic Production in a Bacterial Biocontrol Agent $4,500

Sherman, Derin

Developing New, Non-Invasive Medical Imaging Technology $4,000

Strong, Cindy

Metal-Binding Studies of Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase

$4,500

Tepper, Craig

Are Endosymbionts Better Taxonomists than Scientists? $4,500

Walsh, Emily

Geochemical Correlation of Norwegian Zircon Ages with Metamorphic Events

$4,500