Summer research recipients

2011 Summer Research Fellowship Recipients

This fellowship is available to support faculty research for one full semester at full salary or one full year at half-salary. Proposals should be primarily research oriented for possible publication or devoted to other types of faculty development, such as visits to research-oriented universities or libraries, service-oriented activities, textbook or curriculum development, coursework in one’s field, or other professional activities.

Kathy Gatto, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, will complete research for and write an article tentatively titled “Ecofeminism and the Films of Lucrecia Martel.”

Bo Liu, Department of Art History, will complete an article-length manuscript that examines the changing mode of representation of women in 10th to 14th century Chinese paintings.

Tracy Masterson, Department of Psychology, will complete an article- length manuscript that analyzes data collected from participants in an Autism internship program offered in partnership with Cleveland Clinic.

Jennifer McWeeney, Department of Philosophy, will write an article titled “Merleau-Ponty, Embodied Intentionality, and the Operative View of Emotions.”

Phil Metres, Department of English, will translate “The Book of Grass” into the first American edition of the selected poems of modern Russian poet Arseny Tarkovsky.

Alissa Nutting, Department of English, will work toward publishing an anthology of innovative creative writing pedagogy techniques, including her research article surveying the ways creative writing is taught outside the status quo historical workshop model.

Chris Roark, Department of English, will examine the influence of Thelonious Monk’s music on the writings of John Edgar Wideman with goal of producing a journal-length article.

Yi Shang, Department of Education, will analyze the growth trajectories of math achievement in primary, middle and high-school levels using NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) long-term trend data of past three decades.

Megan Thornton, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures, will research and write an article about the use of epigraphs in the poetry of exiled Cuban writer Zoe Valdes.

Peifang Tian, Department of Physics, will study local responses of cerebral blood vessels to neuronal activation under normal conditions, which may facilitate alleviation or treatment of neurological disorders such as stroke, vascular disease and dementia.

Carl Anthony, Department of Biology, will locate, collect and rear individuals that will be used to test whether amphibians are developing resistance to local strains of a fungus.

Paula Britton, Department of Education, will explore the psychological impact of sexual minority discrimination on functioning lesbian, gay and bisexual persons.

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