Sabbatical Leave Awards for AY 2015-16

January 1, 2014

College of Arts and Sciences

First name Last name Department Grant period Title
Cara Anthony Theology Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Walking as a spiritual, communal and ecological practice in contemporary Christianity
Bernard Armada COJO Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Public Memory in Audio, Visual, and Performative Realms
William Barnes Art History Spring 2016 Hewn by Conflict: The Origins of Aztec Imperial Art
Tony Borgerding Chemistry Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Using Mass Spectrometry to Study Porcine Viral Proteomics
Angela Broeker Music Fall 2015 Bringing the World’s Choral Music to UST
Erin Curran Computer and Information Sciences Fall 2015 Survival Analysis: A Study of Methods and Applications in Modern Epidemiology
Massimo Faggioli Theology Spring 2016 A History of the Roman Curia (16th-19th Century)
Steven Hoffman Political Science Spring 2016 Local Energy Governance: Comparative Strategies in the US and UK
Kurt Illig Biology Spring 2016 Evolutionary Neuroscience
Sherry Jordon Theology Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Re-Imagining Re-visited: Conference, Controversy, and Community
Matthew Kim Economics Fall 2015 Educational Compromises: The Impacts of Food Insecurity Among Young Adults
Amy Levad Theology Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Visiting the Prisoner: Seeds for a Social Movement in Response to Mass Incarceration
Timothy Lewis Biology Spring 2016 Neuroecology of Pond Turtles (Emydidae)
Mathew Lu Philosophy Fall 2015-Spring 2016 The Ethics of Life and the Metaphysics of the Human Person
John Martens Theology Fall 2015-Spring 2016 The Family of God in the Letters of Paul
Arijit Mazumdar Political Science Fall 2015 Democracy promotion in India’s foreign policy
Sandra Menssen Philosophy Fall 2015 Natural Theology in India and the West: An Essay in Comparative Philosophy
Timothy Pawl Philosophy Spring 2016 The philosophy employed and assumed in the Ecumenical Councils of the Christian Church
Debra Petersen COJO Spring 2016 Environmental Literacy and Sustainability; A Tool Kit for Environmental Education for Visitors in an Island Setting
Robert Riley Economics Spring 2016 Priming and Pro-Social Behavior
Gerald Ruch Physics Fall 2015 A Timbre Tuner for Music Students
Ashley Shams MCL Fall 2015 Gautier’s Giselle and its modern reworkings
Amy Verhoeven Biology Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Photosynthesis and Photoproctection: Are plant responses to desiccation and low temperature stress two sides of the same coin?
Elizabeth Wilkinson English Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Politics and Playing Fields: Native American Women and Transrhetorical Power
Suzanne Wisniewski Economics Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Connections between nutrition, health, and education: studies in Peru and Sri Lanka
Uta Wolfe Psychology Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Neuroscience Pedagogy and Cross-Modal Perception

College of Education, Leadership and Counseling

First name Last name Department Grant period Title
Chientzu Candace  Chou Org. Learning & Development Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Digital Equity Initiatives in in Remote Areas in Taiwan
Sarah Noonan Leadership, Policy & Administration Spring 2016 A New Virtual Center on Doctoral Pedagogy

School of Engineering

First name Last name Department Grant period Title
AnnMarie Thomas Engineering Fall 2015 Design, Creativity, and Innovation Research

Opus College of Business

First name Last name Department Grant period Title
Mufaddal Baxamusa Finance Spring 2016 The Neo-Classical Explanation of IPO Waves
Janell Blazovich Accounting Spring 2016 Reflective writing in accounting courses: Three papers
Chad Brinsfield Management Fall 2015 The interactive effects of employee voice and silence motives on voice behavior and well-being
Dobrina Georgieva Finance Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Do social ties and social networks affect the costs of equity issuance?
Charles Mel Gray Finance Fall 2015-Spring 2016 The Economics of Program Evaluation: A Welfare Economics Approach
James Heyman Marketing Fall 2015 Cognitive Processes of Market Research Ranking Tasks
Clinton Lanier Marketing Spring 2016 Marketing in the 21st Century: An Alternative Perspective
Lalith Samarakoon Finance Spring 2016 Monetary Policy and Asset Bubbles
Janine Sanders Jones Operations & Supply Chain Management Spring 2016 Examining quality management and culture within community health centers
Richard Sathe Accounting Fall 2015 How the Fifth Year Became the Minus-1 Year: What it Means for the Accountancy Profession
Sheneeta White Operations & Supply Chain Management Spring 2016 A Decision Support System for Improving Patient Experiences in Healthcare
Wen Yu Accounting Fall 2015 The classification of seasoned equity offerings: Short-term results

School of Social Work

First name Last name Department Grant period Title
Kendra Garrett Social Work Fall 2015 Skills for Task Group Leadership
Katharine Hill Social Work Spring 2016 Voluntary Foster Care