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Grant Awardees

2017 Grant Awardees

Since 2010, the Office of the Provost has awarded more than 300 grants across the University and Regional Campuses through the Internal Grant Program. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to provide funding to support full-time faculty in achieving their scholarship goals.  For the first time, the program is open to non-tenure track faculty and includes a separate pedagogy category.  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.

 

Creative and Performing Arts Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Berry, Marybeth Associate Professor USC Lancaster USC Lancaster The Conference of the Birds:  An Innovative Journey into the Complex Global Social and Political Dynamics.
Davis, Northrop Fletcher Associate Professor Art Arts and Sciences  Becoming A Mangaka
Davis, Thaddeus Associate Professor Theatre and Dance, Department of Arts and Sciences  Migratuse Ataraxia
Garner, David Kirkland Assistant Professor Music, School of Music, School of Southern Time: Seeing Past, Hearing Now. a concert-length multimedia composition for wind ensemble, electronics & video
Greenwald, Lauren Elyse Assistant Professor Art Arts and Sciences  Roadside
Hunter, Dawn Marie Associate Professor Art Arts and Sciences  A Sojourn to Spain with Ramón y Cajal: Fulbright Scholar Research at the Instituto Cajal
Kingkade, Howard C. Associate Professor USC Lancaster USC Lancaster Short Movie Project
McGill, Denise Associate Professor Information and Communications, College of Information and Communications  Gullah Gone: Preserving the Land, Water and Culture of the Sea Islands Documentary Film

 

Humanities Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Barnes, Jessica Assistant Professor Geography Arts and Sciences Seeds of Change: Wheat Breeding in Egypt Since the 1950s
Buell, Duncan Professor Computer Science & Engineering Engineering & Computing Developing Wordification: a web-based game system for teaching English spelling
Frey, Jennifer Assistant Professor Philosophy Arts and Sciences Action, Virtue, and Human Goodness
Harrison, Carol Professor History Arts and Sciences Women Against the Nation:  Rome and Catholic Cosmopolitanism in the Nineteenth Century
Jelly-Schapiro, Eli Assistant Professor English Arts and Sciences Literature, Theory, and the Temporalities of Neoliberalism
Johnson, Birgitta Assistant Professor Music, School of Music, School of Worship Waves, Navigating Identities: Music in the Black Church at the Turn of the 21st Century
(Provost Humanities Grant Application)
Kuenzli, Elisabeth Associate Professor History Arts and Sciences Troubling Frontiers: The Domingos’ Revolution of 1891 in Eastern Bolivia and the Question of Indian Political Agency in Santa Cruz
Melvin-Koushki, Matthew Assistant Professor History Arts and Sciences Occult Philosophers and Philosopher Kings in Early Modern Iran
Miller, David Professor English Arts and Sciences Editing Spenser's *Amoretti and Epithalamion*
Patel, Dinyar Assistant Professor History Arts and Sciences The Grand Old Man of India: Dadabhai Naoroji and the Demand for Swaraj
Rice, Thomas Professor English Arts and Sciences Finnegans Wake: Imaging the Read
Weisenburg, Michael Librarian University Libraries University Libraries Ghostwriting: Historical Readers and Library Collections
Woertendyke, Gretchen Associate Professor English Arts and Sciences A History of Secrecy in the New World
Wu, Yulian Assistant Professor History Arts and Sciences The Social Life of Jade: Objects and Empire Construction in Eighteenth-Century China

 

Pedagogy

Name Title Department College Project
Hudson, Simon Professor Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management  Study abroad programs and their influence on values and ethical travel behaviors
Milling, Stephanie Professor Theatre and Dance, Department of Arts and Sciences  Integrative Learning in Postsecondary Teacher Preparation in Dance: Developing a Sustainable Model for Dance in Education
Sawyer, Roger Holmes Professor Biological Sciences Arts and Sciences  Conversion of WebMic from a Java Applet to HTML5

 

Social Sciences Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Almor, Amit Associate Professor Psychology Arts and Sciences  Language Reference, Space and Brain
Augustine, Jennifer March Assistant Professor Sociology Arts and Sciences  Mothers' College Enrollment and Families' Wellbeing
Barker, Drucilla K Professor Anthropology Arts and Sciences  Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspective on Families, Work and Globalization, 2nd Ed. Fully Revised.
Elk, Ronit Research Associate Professor Nursing Nursing  Community-Engaged Hospitalists' Training
Gonzalez, Robert M. Assistant Professor Business, Moore School of - Division of Research Business, Moore School of Mobile Phone Access, Mobility, and Labor Market Outcomes
So, Kevin Assistant Professor Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management  Why do people choose Airbnb? An examination of emotional motivations behind the sharing economy.
Kaczynski, Andrew Assistant Professor Health Promotion, Education & Behavior Public Health, Arnold School of Examining the efficacy of theory-based persuasive communications for promoting physical activity in public parks: A pilot study
Karami, Amir Assistant Professor Library & Information Sciences, School of Information and Communications  Computational Analysis of the US 2016 Presidential Election in Social Media
Mann, Emily S. Assistant Professor Health Promotion, Education & Behavior Public Health, Arnold School of Contraceptive counseling in South Carolina: An exploratory study with healthcare providers
Meng, Fang Associate Professor Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management  The Effect of “Disconfirmation” on Customers’ Willingness to Post Online Review: An Experimental Study
Peterson, Timothy Associate Professor Political Science Arts and Sciences  Commodity Trade Networks and Vulnerability to United States Influence
Shah, Payal Assistant Professor Educational Studies, Department of Education  Empowerment and Agency among "educated" young women in Gujarat, India
Simmons, Kimberly Eison Associate Professor Anthropology Arts and Sciences  Dominican Women and the Politics of Hair: The Emergence of the Natural Hair Movement in the Dominican Republic and Abroad
White, Andrew A Research Assistant Professor Archaeology & Anthropology, SC Institute of Arts and Sciences  Finding the Family in South Carolina Prehistory: Exploring the Buried Archaeology of the Dorn Levees
Wooten, Nikki R Assistant Professor Social Work, College of Social Work  Using the U. S. Army Polypharmacy Medication Model to Quantify High Risk Polypharmacy Prescription Drug Use in Deployed Army Service Members
Zarrett-Kivita, Nicole Associate Professor Psychology Arts and Sciences  A Brief, Adaptable Mindfulness Intervention for Teachers to Improve Classroom Climate in Secondary School Settings

 

Visiting Scholars Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Bazaliy, Yaroslaw Associate Professor Physics & Astronomy Arts and Sciences  Topological Phase Effects in Spin Transport
Beets, Michael W Associate Professor Exercise Science Public Health, Arnold School of Visiting Scholar - Anthony Okely
Bennett, Charles Professor Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences Pharmacy, SC College of Law, Medicine, Public Health, and Health Policy: The four pillars of pharmaceutical safety
$12,500
Five-day visit sometime between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018
Bizimis, Michael   Earth and Ocean Sciences Arts and Sciences  Curriculum Development In Quantitative Metamorphic Petrology and Collaborative Research in Mantle Geochemistry.
Dudycha, Jeffry Professor Biological Sciences Arts and Sciences  Variation of effective population size and its consequences for neutral vs. adaptive divergence
Mallia, Karen L. Associate Professor Journalism & Mass Communications, School of Information and Communications  Uncovering the Power Behind The Truth Initiative
McInnes, Campbell Professor Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences Pharmacy, SC College of Expanding Research and Training in Protein Biochemistry and X-Ray Crystallography at USC
Parker-Harley, Jennifer Carol Associate Professor Music, School of Music, School of Visiting Scholars Grant:  The Richard Greener Music Project
Rothenberg, Sarah Assistant Professor Environmental Health Sciences Public Health, Arnold School of Catalyzing new research partnerships to investigate environmental and community health impacts due to sanitary sewage overflows in Columbia, S.C.
Sweaney, Daniel E Associate Professor Music, School of Music, School of String Quartet-in-Residence Program at USC: