2014-15 Sabbatical Leave & University Scholars Awards

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University Scholars Grant

Recipient

Department                                    

College

Term

Project title

Meg Karraker

Sociology                                                

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2017

Middle Class in Middle America: Families, Neighbors and a Good Society

Sabbatical Leave

Recipient

Department

College

Term

Project title

Ozer Asdemir

Accounting

OCB

Fall 2014

R&D Mispricing, Uncertainty of Future Benefits and Corporate Strategy

Michael Axtell

Mathematics

CAS

Spring 2015

Factorization Graphs in Commutative Rings with Zero-divisors

Matthew Batt

English

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Draft of a Novel: Telemachus

Jean-Pierre Bongila

Leadership, Policy, & Administration

CELC

Fall 2014

Leadership Ethics and the Common Good in the Global South

Sanjeev Bordoloi

Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt

OCB

Spring 2015

Service Operations Management: Perspectives from the Healthcare Industry

Heather Bouwman

English

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Draft of a Novel: The Traded Girl

John Boyle

Catholic Studies

CAS

Spring 2015

Revise Book Draft on Thomas Aquinas and the Bible

Susan Callaway

English

CAS

Spring 2015

Assessing the “Intercultural Maturity” of Students in Service-Learning

Catherine Deavel

Philosophy

CAS

Fall 2014

Aristotle’s Account of Parent-Child Friendship

Dina Gavrilos

COJO

CAS

Spring 2015

The Communicative Power of Paradox in Racial Discourses

Paul Gavrilyuk

Theology

CAS

Fall 2014

Three Models of Spiritual Perception

Xiaowen Guan

COJO

CAS

Fall 2014

Perceived effectiveness and appropriateness of management strategies in intercultural predicaments: A cross-cultural study

Monica Hartmann

Economics

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Scrappage Rates

John Holst

Leadership, Policy & Administration

CELC

Spring 2015

Complete a Book Manuscript: Antonio Gramsci, Globalization, and Pedagogy

Len Jennings

Grad. School Prof. Psychology

CELC

Spring 2015

Czech Expert Therapists: A Qualitative Investigation

Elizabeth Kindall

Art History

CAS

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Vision, Experience and Belief: Topographical Painting and Religious Tourism in Traditional China

Anne King

Theology

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

The Four Female “Doctors of the Church”: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Thérèse of Lisieux

Donald LaMagdeleine

Leadership, Policy, & Administration

CELC

Spring 2015

Textbook Project: Leadership as Practical Science

Marie Lopez del Puerto

Physics

CAS

Fall 2014

Application of Computational Physics to Nano-scale Systems

Dalma Martinovic

Biology

CAS

Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

Estimating effectiveness of wastewater disinfection for removal of biological effects associated with endocrine disrupting chemicals – a computational toxicology approach

Diane Matson

Accounting

OCB

Spring 2015

Fraud Audit Service Team Project and Two Fraud Audit Papers

Jennifer McGuire

Geology

CAS

Fall 2014

Research development to enhance techniques to evaluate the effects of water quality on human health

Christopher Michaelson

Ethics & Business Law

OCB

Spring 2015

Narratives of Work, Business, and Capitalism

Sunil Mohanty

Finance

OCB

Spring 2015

Oil Shocks and Stock Market Returns in Saudi Arabia

Shelley Neilsen Gatti

Special Ed/Gifted & Talented

CELC

Spring 2015

Curriculum-Based Measurement as a Tool to Evaluate Teacher Candidate’s Performance

Julie Oseid

Lawyering Skills

LAW

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Communicators-in-Chief: Lessons in Persuasion from Eloquent American Presidents (a proposed book)

Agapitos Papagapitos

Economics

CAS

Fall 2014

A Re-estimation of the Marginal Revenue Product of College Football Players

Saeed Rahimi

GPS

ENG

Fall 2014

Assisting Dr. Frank H. Burton design EthoBank's and BLASTB's database and alignment algorithm codes

Michael Scham

MCL

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Literary and Cultural Contexts of Tango

Britain Scott

Psychology

CAS

Spring 2015

Crafting the Second Edition of Teaching Psychology for Sustainability (www.teachgreenpsych.com)

Timothy Scully

COJO

CAS

Spring 2015

Develop a plan, write scripts, set up scenes, light them, record sound and edit the clips for an English language learners video on idioms

Jane Tar

MCL

CAS

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Franciscan Nuns of the Early Modern Spanish Empire: Visionary Spirituality, Evangelism and Inquisition

Christopher Toner

Philosophy

CAS

Spring 2015

Ethics as Sanctuary: An Interpretation and Defense of Eudaimonistic Virtue Ethics

Edward Ulrich

Theology

CAS

Spring 2015

Violence in Aurobindo Ghose’s Revolutionary Nationalism

John van Ingen

Philosophy

CAS

Spring 2015

Kant’s Choices in Defending Morality

Martin Warren

English

CAS

Spring 2015

A modern English translation of, and an edition of, Patience, a Middle English alliterative poem from the late 14th century

Douglas Warring

Teacher Education

CELC

Spring 2015

Examination of teacher evaluation models and systems

Karen Westberg

Special Education and Gifted Education

CELC

Spring 2015

Replicate the Classroom Practices Survey Study originally conducted for The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut

Yongzhi Yang

Mathematics

CAS

Fall 2014

Study on Fibonacci polynomial sequences

Heekyung Youn

Mathematics

CAS

Spring 2015

Concentrated Study for Actuarial Research

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