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2015 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
Kara D. Brown Educational Studies - College of Education Sites of Possibility: Language Revitalization at the Pre-Primary Level in Estonia ($10,580)
Danielle Coriale English - College of Arts and Sciences Zoology and Victorian Literature: Reading Humans and Other Animals ($10,000)
Cynthia Davis English - College of Arts and Sciences "The Ache of the Actual": Pain and the Aesthetics of U.S. Literary Realism ($10,000)
Greg Forter English - College of Arts and Sciences Atlantic and Other Worlds: Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction ($5,000)
Andrew S. Graciano Visual Art and Design - College of Arts and Sciences Symposium: Anatomical Study and the Visual Arts Since the 18th Century ($20,000)
David Greven English - College of Arts and Sciences Intertextuality and the Politics of Identity in the Making of American Romanticism ($10,000)
Jie Guo Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences Spectacular Embodiments: British and Chinese Representations of Colonial Encounters in the Yunnan-Burma Borderlands, 1880-1945 ($10,716)
Kunio Hara Music History - School of Music Sound of Memory, Location of Time: Experiencing Nostalgia in Puccini's Operas (16,344)
Karen A. Heid Visual Art and Design - College of Arts and Sciences Handheld Art: Gibbes Museum of Art ($19,666)
Federica Kaufmann-Clementi English - College of Arts and Sciences Naturalized Jews: An Ecocritical Study of Modern Jewish Culture ($13,270)
Andrew James Kunka English - Sumter College Autobiographical Comics: Bloomsbury Comics Studies Series ($16,110)
William Elbert Rivers English - College of Arts and Sciences A Study of The Craftsman (1726-1742) and Nicholas Amhurst's Role as Editor and Principal Writer ($11,395)
Saskia Snyder Coenen History - College of Arts and Sciences Diasporic Gems: Diamonds, Jews, and Nineteenth-Century Global Commerce ($16,093)
Lauren Steimer Visual Art and Design - College of Arts and Sciences Completion Funding for "Transnational Action Stardom: Labor and Virtuoso Performance in the Hong Kong Tradition" ($14,355)
Jennifer Tyburczy English - College of Arts and Sciences Sex after NAFTA: Crossing Borders and the Economy of Intimacy ($10,000)
Sarah F. Williams Music History - School of Music Puppets, Games, and Bodiless Plays: Music and Alternative Performance Spaces in England, 1600-1750 ($10,000)

 

Creative and Performing Arts Awardees
Name Department Project
Dawn Hunter College of Arts and Sciences - Art Aesthetic Instincts: the Intersection of Art and Science in the Life of Santiago Ramon y Cajal ($5,494)
Ellen Schlaefer School of Music World Premier Performances of an Opera "Golden Lily" ($20,000)
Greg Stuart School of Music A Mist is a Collection of Points (2015): Compact Dist Production ($7,057)
David Voros College of Arts and Sciences - Visual Art and Design Prometheus Bond: A New Visualization ($20,000)
Alicia Walker School of Music The Influence of Place and Space in the Music of Herbert Howells ($10,300)

 

Social Sciences Awardees
Name Department Project
Benjamin Roth College of Social Work South Carolina Immigrant Youth Opportunity Project ($18,089)
Brad Epperly College of Arts and Sciences - Political Science Constitutional and Statutory Provisions for US State Court Independence ($18,953)
Jennifer Reynolds College of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology Adapting the Video-cued Multivocal Method to Pilot a Study of Bilingual Education in 4K/Primary School Education within a Multi-sited Transnational Migratory Circuit ($19,515)
Kelly Mulvey College of Education - Educational Studies Judgments and Reasoning About Bullying of Youth with Disabilities: The Role of Peer and Family Contexts ($20,000)
Mark Weist College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology Advancing the Interconnected Systems Framework: A Mixed Methods Study of Implementation Barriers and Facilitators ($19,985)
Otis Owens College of Social Work Assessing Home Environments for Aging in Place Among Older African Americans: A Video Diary Project ($20,000)
Richard Southall College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management - Sport & Entertainment Management NCAA Division-I Football, Men's Basketball and Baseball Players: Risk and Resilience Factors ($19,981)
Robert Hock College of Social Work A Pilot Study of an Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ($19,683)
Svetlana Shinkareva College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology The Internal Representation of Valence as a Function of Sensory Modality ($19,988)
Yujia Liu College of Arts and Sciences - Sociology The New "Free" Labor Market: Rise of Occupational Licensing ($15,166)

 

Visiting Scholars Awardees
Name Department Project
Chuanbing Tang Chemistry and Biochemistry - College of Arts and Sciences Enhancing USC's sustainability teaching, education and research in green polymers and composites ($24,492)
Nic Ularu Theatre and Dance - College of Arts and Sciences Visit of Jean Guy Lecat - preeminent international theatre scholar, architect and designer ($3,395)
Stacy Fritz Exercise Science - Arnold School of Public Health Advancing Evidence-Based Care for Recurrent Low Back Pain Through Expanding the Scope of Doctoral Training and Establishing a Unique Scholarly Network ($14,816)
John Grego Statistics - College of Arts and Sciences 2015 Palmetto Lecturer ($2,012)
Dan Littlefield History - College of Arts and Sciences Working with Dr. Jillian Galle and the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery ($8,873)
Katrina Walsemann Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - Arnold School of Public Health Enhancing the prominence of population and health research at the University of South Carolina ($12,020)
Fred Myhrer Physics & Astronomy - College of Arts and Sciences Neutrino nuclear interactions ($3,750)
April Hiscox Geography - College of Arts and Sciences Collaborative Work on the Quantification of Above Canopy Mechanical Turbulence ($8,601)
Bin Zhang Electrical Engineering - College of Engineering and Computing Grid-Friendly Converter Control for Wide-Spread Utilization of Renewable Distributed Generation ($14,809)
Armen Shaomian Sport & Entertainment Management  - College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management William Bolcom - Visiting Scholar ($10,333)
George Voulgaris Earth and Ocean Sciences  - College of Arts and Sciences Coastal Processes and Deltaic Environments: Research and Global Education ($7,357)

 

2015 Distributed Learning Awardees 
Name Department Project
Catherine Castner Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences Beginning Latin I, II ($7,529)
Ronda Sanders Mathematics - College of Arts and Sciences Basic College Mathematics ($5,629)
Paul Malovrh Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences Beginning Spanish and Basic Proficiency in Spanish ($7,944)
Khalid Ballouli Sport & Entertainment Management - College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management Special Topics in Live Entertainment and Sport: Social Media ($7,106)
Christopher Emrich Geography - College of Arts and Sciences Hazards Analysis and Planning (GEOG 535) ($7,829)
Matthew Irvin Educational Studies - College of Education Educational Psychology 707 - Growth and Development: Adolescence ($8,000)
Shemsi Alhaddad Mathematics, Nursing, and Public Health - Lancaster Elementary Statistics ($7,995)
Gloria Boutte Instruction and Teacher Education - College of Education Educating African American Students (EDTE 776) ($7,359)

 

Research Engagement Collaborative Awardees
Name Department Project
Teri Browne Social Work - College of Social Work Interprofessional Collaborative for Avoiding Readmissions through Education ($25,000)
David Cutler Music Entrepreneurship - School of Music USC Arts Leadership Collaborative ($25,000)
Kirstin Dow Geography - College of Arts and Sciences Coastal Health, Sustainability, and Adaptation ($25,000)
Anthony Jarrells English - College of Arts and Sciences A USC Center for the Study of Value ($25,000)
Ron Prinz Psychology - College of Arts and Sciences Overview of the Child Well-Being REC ($25,000)
Kenneth Reifsnider Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering and Computing Green Technologies for Low-Cost Decentralized Water Desalination and Purification ($22,000)
Dawn K. Wilson Psychology - College of Arts and Sciences A Collaborative Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities through Technology-and Evidence-Based Health Promotion Innovations in Underserved Communities ($25,000)

 

Awardees From Previous Years