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Provost Grants

Grant Winners

2014 Grant Awardees

Grants support faculty in a variety of ways including research, scholarship, creative activities, course design and collaboration.  The current year's group of awardees are listed below by program.

Humanities Awardees
Name Department Project
Edward Gieskes English - College of Arts and Sciences Generic Change in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries ($11,984)
Scott James Gwara English - College of Arts and Sciences A History of Medieval Manuscripts in North America to ca. 1890 ($14,179)
Catherine Keyser English - College of Arts and Sciences Modern Taste: Food Innovations and U.S. Literature (1890-1965) ($12,381)
Diansheng Guo Geography - College of Arts and Sciences Collecting and Geocoding Millions of Family Trees for Historical Migration Study ($18,270)
Andrew Berns History - College of Arts and Sciences Jews and Nature in Early Modern Italy ($17,841)
Adam M Schor History - College of Arts and Sciences Early Christian Clerical Networks: The Social Organization of 'Religion' in Late Antiquity ($16,705)
Patricia Ann Sullivan History - College of Arts and Sciences Robert F. Kennedy and the Enduring Struggle for Racial Justice ($7,415)
Alexander Beecroft Languages, Literatures and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences A Global History of Literature ($10,000)
Krista Jane Van Fleit Hang Languages, Literatures and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences From the Middle Kingdom to the Western Heavens ($17,000)
C. Michael Stoeltzner Philosophy - College of Arts and Sciences The Emergence of Fluctuations ($19,514)
Doug Thompson Political Science - College of Arts and Sciences Negotiating Virtues: Montaigne and the Work of Civil Peace ($19,120)
Mari Jyvasjarvi Stuart Religious Studies - College of Arts and Sciences Hindu Moral Ecology in an Era of Climate Change ($9,390)
Thomas G Bragg USC Salkehatchie Beloved Author: G. P. R. James and the Rise and Fall of British Historical Romance ($12,742)Thomas G Bragg

 

Creative and Performing Arts Awardees
Name Department Project
James Barilla English - College of Arts and Sciences Furry Machines: When Tame Animals Meet Wild Technology ($15,076)
Marybeth Holloway Division of Humanities Color Blind: A Devised Theatrical Journey between Black and White ($17,811)
Jesse Benjamin Jones School of Music Threshold: a CD recording of works by composer Jesse Jones ($20,000)
Clifford Leaman School of Music Compact Disc of saxophone and piano music ($7,528)
Denise McGill Journalism and Mass Communications - College of Mass Communications and Information Studies Documentary Film: The Last Farmer in Gullah Land ($20,000)
Evan Meaney Art- College of Arts and Sciences Decasia.PY: Digital Archivism as Artistic Practice ($16,000)
Rebecca Nagel School of Music Contemporary Composers Respond to J. S. Bach: Commissioning New Works for Oboe ($19,957)
Simon Tarr Art - College of Arts and Sciences Ignis Fatuus ($8,468)
William Brian Terwilliger School of Music Music Inspired by Art: Creating a New Composition for Violin and Piano for Opus Two by Columbia Composer Meira Warshauer ($9,591)
Edward Will School of Music Edgar Allan Poe Recording Project ($14,124)

 

Social Sciences Awardees
Name Department Project
Kenn Apel Communication Sciences and Disorders - Arnold School of Public Health Sensitivity to Orthographic Statistical Regularities in Children With and Without Language Impairment ($19,773)
Jessica Richardson Communication Sciences and Disorders - Arnold School of Public Health Investigating the relationship between non-transcription-based discourse analysis measures and life participation in persons with aphasia ($19,995)
Andrew Kaczynski Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - Arnold School of Public Health Are disparities in access to quality park environments associated with childhood obesity? An environmental justice investigation ($19,995)
Charles Cobb Anthropology - College of Arts and Sciences Archaeological Investigations of Warfare and Structural Violence in Southeastern North America ($15,429)
Carlina de la Cova Anthropology - College of Arts and Sciences Embodying trauma and disease in 19th-century-born African American andEuro-Americans females in cadaver collections ($18,848)
Katie Snyder Educational Studies - College of Education Evaluating a Comprehensive Language Curriculum for Young Children with Autism ($19,692)
Nathaniel Bell College of Nursing An interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of the social determinants of trauma outcomes ($18,842)
Huong Nguyen College of Social Work Assessing the needs to develop social work labor force in mental health facilities in Vietnam ($18,809)
Mandy Whitaker College of Social Work Contexts Facilitating Control in Child Trafficking in Northern India ($19,418)
Stephen Criswell USC Lancaster South Carolina Native American Cultural Resources Inventory, Phase 1 ($19,983)

 

Visiting Scholars Awardees
Name Department Project
Anna Scheyett College of Social Work Building Collaborative Foundations: Visiting Scholars from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India ($12,897)
David Cutler School of Music A Brass Quintet in Residence: The C Street Brass ($25,000)
Edward Madden English/Women & Gender Studies Program - College of Arts and Sciences Midrash, Metaphor, Method: Visiting Scholar Alicia Ostriker ($6,059)
Holly Crocker English - College of Arts and Sciences A Symposium on Books, Burnable to Digital with Professor Bruce Holsinger ($6,967)
John Grego Statistics - College of Arts and Sciences Palmetto Lecturer 2014 ($1,952)
Michael Hodgson Geography - College of Arts and Sciences Prospects for Object Based Image Analysis and GIS for Multi-scale Information Retrieval ($12,000)
Richard Creswick Physics and Astronomy - College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Distinguished Theoretical Physicist to support new initiative for the USC particle Astrophysics Program ($24,881)
Tatiana Kostova International Business - Moore School of Business Exploring Cultural and Institutional Heterogeneity in International Business Research ($16,540)
Thomas Lekan History - College of Arts and Sciences Climate History and Climate Justice: Dipesh Chakrabarty and the Environmental Humanities ($9,086)

 

Awardees From Previous Years