Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

Photo of Eric ShookResearchers at Kent State University have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study what social media activity on Twitter reveals about perceptions of last October’s Ebola scare and how perceptions influenced behavior. What the researchers learn will help inform public health officials in responding to future threats.

A catastrophic landslide, one of the largest known on the surface of the Earth, took place within minutes in southwestern Utah more than 21 million years ago, reports a Kent State University geologist in a paper published in the November issue of the journal Geology.



Scholar of the Month
Eric Jefferis
Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Public Health
2004-present

Eric Jefferis is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on intentional injury, violence prevention and program evaluation.

Scholar of the Month
Margarita Benitez
Assistant Professor
College of the Arts
2010-present

Margarita Benitez is an assistant professor of fashion design in the Fashion School of the College of the Arts. Her interdisciplinary focus on interactivity in textiles and fashion blends art and technology, interface design, tangible computing, 3D, architecture and fiber and material studies.

Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place.Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D.