2013-14 Awards

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds for Travel from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2014, through June 30, 2014

Fund for Course Development

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development

Mellon Foundation Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2013-14

Prof. John Gruber-Miller, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, has been appointed the Ringer Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14. 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. James Martin, Department of Music, has been appointed the Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2013-14 and 2014-15.  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 2013-14

 

 

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

Barnes-Brus, Tori

Prof. Barnes-Brus plans to continue her ongoing women's study research of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company, and to collaborate with Prof. Rebecca Entel to develop a team-taught course, Novel Action: Literature, Society, and Social Movements, at the Newberry Library and McLennan Center in Chicago.  

$8,132

Cannon, Ann

Prof. Cannon plans to devote signifcant time to complete a new textbook, Essentials of Statistics: a Modular Approach (ESMA).  She also plans to focus on course development work for her Mathematical Statistics and Epidemiology courses and on pedagogy in statistics.

$5,030

Entel, Rebecca

Prof. Entel plans to complete a polished draft of her novel, tentatively titled A Bench for Stateless People, participate in writing residency programs, and to collaborate with Prof. Tori Barnes-Brus to develop a team-taught course, Novel Action: Literature, Society and Social Movements, at the Newberry Library and McLennan Center in Chicago. 

$10,000

Farooqi, A'amer

Prof. Farooqi plans to explore on-line instruction and to develop on-line modules to incorporate into existing courses.   The exploration will include consulting with the ACM regarding their network of on-line teaching resources, auditing on-line courses, and attending a conference on on-line teaching.   No funding requested
Ganzel, Alice
Prof. Ganzel plans to continue her research into the development of decision-making among young and mid-age adolescents.  She intends to work with adolescent populations to study how emotional and social aspects of teens' experiences may affect their decision processes. $5,495
Lucas, M. Philip Prof. Lucas plans to research the political careers of the Congressmen who participated in the compromise debates during the Missouri Controversy, to revise and update the documents book for HIS 153: Origins of the American Nation, to update his HIS 255: American Lives course, and to continue his work on the Civil War career of Norton Parker Chipman. No funding requested
Mouton, Michelle Prof. Mouton plans to devote significant research and writing time on her book manuscript, regarding the expanding electorate portrayed in Victorian literature, to prepare for publication submission.  She also plans to develop her knowledge base and courses on the history of the book and printing, related to the use of Cornell's recently-acquired historic Washington letterpress.   $10,000
Olinger, Scott Prof. Olinger plans to develop his skills in theatrical lighting design and to investigate a new side of lighting work through television and live music design.  He also plans to further develop his scene painting skills to strengthen related coursework and to investigate curricular enhancement opportunities via a 3D printer. $5,193
Penn-Goetsch, Christina Prof. Penn-Goetsch plans to expand her awareness of Southern Italy and Sicily to help determine future research and travel with classes.  She also plans to continue work uploading and cataloguing digital images of art works for three courses and to study the French language in order to finish research on the Royal Chapel at Versailles. $1,442
Sherman, Derin Prof. Sherman plans to attend courses and actively observe excellent Cornell professors, in a variety of fields, to learn new pedagogical strategies and techniques to enhance his teaching.  He also intends to create a series of short demonstration videos to illustrate various physical phenomena for his physics courses. No funding requested
   
 
Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014
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
Travel to present at the Midwest Sociological Society Meetings in Omaha April 3-7, 2014. $730

Denniston, Rhawn

Travel to Portugal to install an environmental monitoring system and travel to present at the International Conference on Geomorphology in Paris in late August/early September, 2013.

$2,500

Dyas, Sandy Travel to expand photographic exploration of the Midwest. $1,371
Freeman, Jim Travel to MathFest (July 31 – August 3, 2013) in Hartford, CT, and to the Joint Statistics Meetings (August 4-8, 2013) in Montreal, Canada. $1,500
Hankins, Leslie Travel to the MLA Convention in Chicago January 9-12, 2014, and to the Virginia Woolf Conference in June 2014. $1,800
Kauper, Kate Travel to present at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) in Chicago October 9-12, 2013 $1,437
Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela Travel to present at The Indigenous People of Latin America, XIX-XXI Centuries: Advances, Perspectives, and Challenges in Oaxaca, Mexico October 28-31, 2013. $1,149
Olinger, Scott Travel to attend the Thomas Engineering/Mountain Motors Rigging School in Fall 2013. $1,965
Stavreva, Katy
Travel to participate in the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Biennial Symposium/Creative Letterpress Printing Workshop in Minneapolis July 25-28, 2013. $1,400
Stewart, Catherine Travel to conduct research at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in January 2014 (in conjunction with the meeting of the American Historical Association Convention scheduled for January 2-5, 2014). $1,500
Teague, Craig Travel to attend the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 246th National Meeting in Indianapolis September 8-12, 2013. $1,400
VanValen, Jim Travel to participate in Patsy Rodenburg’s workshop titled Shakespeare’s Heightened Language Level II in New York in Summer 2013. $1,750
Walsh, Emily Travel to attend the 2013 National Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Denver October 27-30, 2013. $930
West, Janeve Travel to attend Sojourn Theatre Company’s Summer Institute in Washington, D.C. July 15-17, 2013. $1,180
   
 Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2014. through June 30, 2014
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

 Enns, Carol

Travel to present work at the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference in Atlanta, GA March 13-16, 2014  $1,530
Ganzel, Alice Travel to attend the Biennial Conference for the Society for Research in Adolescence in Austin, TX March 20-22, 2014 $1,097
Hassell, Hans Travel to present summer student-faculty research at the Southern Political Science Association Conference in New Orleans, LA January 9-14, 2014 $1,200
Siebert, Judy Travel to attend a course by the University of Texas (Austin) June 25-30,2014, on "Mysteries of the Moai and the Demise of Rapa Nui" on Easter Island, Chile $2,500
Walsh, Emily Travel to Oberlin, OH, and Madison, WI, to meet with colleagues and collect additional data toward the publication of research on Santa Cantalina Island $1,359
Fund for Course Development
The Fund for Course Development is available through the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

Name

Project

AWARD

Bostwick, Kerry Development of a new course, EDU 319 Literature Children Love: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Literacy. $1,000
Herder, Michelle Development of two courses: HIS 259: Travelers and the Exotic in Premod (FYS) and HIS 334: Inquisitions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. $1,500
Hoobler, Ellen Development of ART 259: Museum Studies. $1,500
Kauper, Kate Development of an online course, EDU 205: Foundations of Education. $1,500
Liberko, Charles Development of a new FYS course, Science, Faith and Myth: Why do we believe what we believe? $1,200
Nowak-Thompson, Brian Development of ENV 101: Environmental Perspectives. (Focus on Agriculture) $3,000
Teague, Craig
Reimagining the Physical Chemistry Laboratory: The impact of active learning.
$1,500
Venticinque, Phil Development of CLA 275: Classics and the Graphic Novel. (FYS) $1,500
Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development
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

West, Janeve

THE 316 Devised Theatre: Complete Course Development.

$1,000

 
Mellon Foundation Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to departments and interdisciplinary programs as they consider significant curricular revision, innovation, or assessment.

Name

Project

AWARD

Art & Geology of the American Southwest or American West

Development of interdisciplinary course or set of linked courses studying the influence of geology on the art of the American Southwest or American West. $800

Biology Department

Departmental self-study regarding overall curriculum structure and the role of introductory biology courses. $3,200

Chemistry Department

Departmental discussions regarding restructuring of the general chemistry curriculum, writing across the chemistry curriculum, online/hybrid/technology-enhanced courses, and the chemistry major capstone. $3,200

Creative Pedagogies

Initiatives to re-imagine the liberal arts and to explore ways to use information technology to enhance student learning.

$3,000

Economics & Business Department

Assessment of learning outcome: Upon completion of the major, students will demonstrate the ability to describe, analyze, and interpret quantitative information.

$2,000

Education Department

Departmental discussions regarding assessment data, Iowa INTASC standards, new Praxis II testing requirements, and recent legislative changes.

$1,600

Ethnic Studies/ Women’s Studies

Assessment, Revision, and Collaboration: Ethnic and Women’s Studies.

$3,300

First-Year Seminars

Workshop: Focusing on the First Year Seminar. $4,000
French: Classical and Modern Languages Discussions regarding French major and minor requirements and restructuring course offerings. $800

Physics Department

Investigating changes to the physics program for pre-medical and pre-engineering students.

$1,200

Sociology/ Anthropology Department

Departmental retreat to share early assessment information, discuss current departmental concerns and larger disciplinary trends, consider program changes, and develop a departmental strategic plan.

$1,600

Theatre Department

Curricular Revision: Evaluating results of self-study, re-defining of departmental goals, re-mapping outcomes to curriculum, possible restructuring, and assessing the production process.

$1,200

Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants 2013-14
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to groups of faculty members within a department, and interdisciplinary program, or from diverse disciplines across the campus to take on projects of significance that have the potential to enhance the curriculum in innovative and significant ways.
Name Project AWARD
Awards will be announced in Fall 2013.
  Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation, the Dimensions Program, the Berry Center, the Rogers Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund, and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund, Summer 2013
The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support. The Dimensions program aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.  The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy is a distinctive program that provides students with exceptional training in applied economics and public policy, with a special emphasis on experiential learning. Funding is also provided by the Rogers Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund.

Name

Project

AWARD

Condon, Marty

Divergence of Lineages of sunflower flies.

$3,614

Denniston, Rhawn

Development of a Late Holocene Decadal-Scale Proxy Record of the North Atlantic Oscillation from Portugese Stalagmites.

$4,500

Gannes, Lenny Development of a Citizen Science Phenological Monitoring Program in Grand Canyon National Park. $4,500
Gruber-Miller, John Imagining Greece: Pausanias’ Description of Greece – Preparations for digital publication. $4,050
Hassell, Hans The Arc of Campaign Messages: Studying Campaign Message Using Congressional Campaign Email Updates during the 2012 Congressional Elections.

$4,000

Liberko, Charley Synthesis and photo-reactivity of organic co-crystals. $4,500

Lichty, Lyle
Beauchamp, Kara

Fabrication, Characterization, and Improvement of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. (DSSCs) $9,000
McCollum, Andy Movements, Survival, and Habitat Use of Juvenile Ornate Box Turtles. $4,500
Sowell, Ross The Role of In-group Favoritism in Human-Robot Interactions.

$4,500

Strong, Cindy Food Chemistry: From Antioxidants to Zinc. $4,500
Teague, Craig Computational Chemistry Investigations: Electronic Structure Calculations. $4,500
Tepper, Craig Are Cryptic Millepore Species Prevalent in the Caribbean? $4,500
Walsh, Emily Decoding the Geochronologic History of the Moldefjorden Area, Western Gneiss Region, Norway. $4,500
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

Plaut, Tony

“Not Quite Made Ready, Yet” – Art Exhibition. $3,000
Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2013-14
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

Heejebu, Santhi

Human Resource Management in Early Trading Corporations.

$2,145