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Recent Awards

2017-2018

Brian Chopko, Ph.D., Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Mental Health Grant, “Tracking Posttrauma Adjustment in Police Officers,” through Summa Health with PI P. Palmieri, Ph.D.

Jennifer Cunningham, Ph.D., National Council of Teachers of English, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Emergent Researcher Award, “Cross-Institutional Study of Communities of Inquiry (CoI) in Blended and Online Composition Courses,” with Lyra Hilliard, M.F.A., University of Maryland; Mary K. Stewart, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Natalie Stillman-Webb, Ph.D., University of Utah, ($10,000).

Jennifer Cunningham, Ph.D., Kent State University Research Council, Scholarly Activity Grant, “Cross-Institutional Study of Communities of Inquiry (CoI) in Blended and Online Courses” ($2,040).

Amy Damrow, Ph.D., Kent State University, College of Education, Health and Human Services, Seed Award, “Dialogue among Pre-Service Teachers across Distance and Difference,” ($4,663).

Amy Damrow, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2018 Summer Research/Creative Activity Appointment, “Dialogue Among Pre-Service Teachers Across Distance and Difference,” ($10,000).

Patrick Dillon, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2018 Summer Research Appointment, “African Americans and End-of-Life Care:  Assessing Young Adults’ Perceptions of Advance Care Planning and Hospice,” ($10,000).

Clarke Earley, Ph.D., Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, 2018 College Equipment Grants Program, “Education-Grade Polarimeters and Accessories to Enhance Teaching and Learning at Kent State University at Stark,” ($5,298).

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2018 Summer Research Appointment, “Constructing Myths of Malevich: Artistic Identity during Stalin’s Cultural Revolution,” ($10,000).

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D., Kent State University Research Council, Conference Travel Grant, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEESS) Conference, Chicago, IL, November 9-12, 2017 ($750).

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, Conference Travel Grant, SECAC Conference, Columbus, OH, October 25-28, 2017 ($800).

Claudia Gomez, Ph.D., Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., and Lucas Engelhardt, Ph.D., Portage Foundation, Grant Program, “The role of agglomeration economies and social capital in economic development through entrepreneurial activity: The case of the small downtown redevelopment,” ($2,000).

J. Jones with J. McWhorter, M.F.A., Knight Foundation, Knight Arts Challenge, “As A Community We Will Lift You: A Mural Project for Summit County Jobs and Family Services Building in Akron, Ohio,” ($11,000).

Adam Larison, D.M.A., Ohio Arts Council, ArtSTART Program, “2nd Annual Kent State Stark Guitar Weekend,” ($3,328).

Adam Larison, D.M.A., Arts Midwest Touring Fund, “Kent State Stark Guitar Weekend,” ($500).

Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., Kent State University, College of Business Administration, Research Grant, “Location Strategies of Emerging Country Multinationals: Evidence from Indian Firms,” ($1,200).

Mark Nowakowski, D.M.A., The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts, Grants Program, Performance and recording of a new choral work, ‘tu autem Domine’,“ ($1,000).

Victor Pavona, Ohio Development Services Agency, Small Business Development Center Fiscal Year 2018, ($112,876).

Chris Post, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, Teaching Development Grant, 2018 Summer Special Topics Course: “Campus and Community Garden,” ($1,000).

Emily Ribnik, Kent State University, College of Education, Health and Human Services, Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Development Travel Award, “American College Counseling Association 2018 National Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2/22-2/25/2018; presenting at session titled, ‘Supervision after Major Unusual Incidents at College Campuses,’” ($418).

Emily Ribnik, Kent State University, Graduate Student Senate, Domestic Travel Award for Spring 2018, “American College Counseling Association 2018 National Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2/22-2/25/2018; presenting at session titled, ‘Supervision after Major Unusual Incidents at College Campuses,’” ($415).

Emily Ribnik, Ohio Counseling Association, OCA Tim Luckhaupt AOCC Grant, All Ohio Counselors Conference Registration and Travel, Hyatt Regency Columbus, November 8-10, 2017, ($1,000).

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D., Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, Environmental Education and Stewardship Grant, “Kent State Stark Teaching and Learning Green Space Initiative: Plants through the Ages,” ($10,000).

Carrie Schweitzer, Ph.D. and R. Feldman, Ph.D., National Science Foundation, EAR, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, “Travel support for student and amateur participation in the 9th International Crustacean Congress, Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2018,” ($11,032).

Sarah Schmidt and Sara Koopman, Ph.D., 100,000 Strong in the Americas and U.S. State Department, Innovation Fund Grant in the Colombia-U.S. Rural Education for Peace Competition, “Peacebuilding in Colombia Collaborative,” ($25,000).

Anthony Sterns, Ph.D. and Joel Hughes, Ph.D, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, “Improving Outcomes with a Novel Tardive Dyskinesia Detection System,” ($260,928).

Amber Wallace, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2018-2019 Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program, ($30,000).

Haithem Zourrig, Ph.D. and Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, 2018 Summer Teaching Development Grant, “Simulation for Entrepreneurship and Business Students,” ($9,000).


2016-2017

Brian Chopko, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2017-2018 Academic Year Research and Creative Activity Appointment, “A Longitudinal Study Tracking Post-Trauma Adjustment Among Police Officers,” Fall 2017 appointment.

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, 2017 Summer Teaching Development Grant, “Guerrilla Girls in our Midst: A Reacting to the Past Game in Development” ($9,000).

Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, Teaching Conference Travel Grant, “Reacting to the Past Campus Workshop," Spring 2017, ($215).

Jessica Jones, M.A., Kent State University at Stark, Conference Travel Grant, for a book publication and writer-in-residence presentation at the school on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, ($1,042). 

A. Bathi Kasturiarachi, Ph.D., Ohio Department of Higher Education, Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarship Program, “Regional Collaboration for Pathways to STEMM Degrees for High-Demand Occupations in Ohio,” with Co-PI Greg Smith, Ph.D., Christine Kauth, R.N., Ph.D., and in partnership with Stark State College ($50,625-Stark Campus for first year).

Christine Kauth, R.N., Ph.D., Ohio Department of Higher Education, Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarship Program, “Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarships for Nursing Students at Kent State University at Kent and Stark Campuses, with PI T. Motter, D.S.N., ($27,000-Stark Campus for first year).

Adam Larison, D.M.A. Ohio Arts Council, ArtSTART Grant, “Kent State Stark Guitar Weekend,” ($3,621).

Adam Larison, D.M.A., ArtsinStark, Special Project Grant, “Second Annual Kent State Guitar Weekend,” ($3,500).

Matthew Lehnert, Ph.D., Kent State University Foundation Annual Grant Program, “Planting Seeds of Innovation at the Kent State Stark Campus: Establishing a Greenhouse for Multidisciplinary Experiential Learning and Experimental Research," ($31,000).

Matthew Lehnert, Ph.D., Dominion Foundation, Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants Program, “Going Green: Greenhouse Acquisition for Enhanced Multidisciplinary Initiatives in Teaching, Research, and Outreach at Kent State University at Stark,” ($15,000).

Matthew Lehnert, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, Seed Grant, “Lepidopteran Proboscis Microarchitectures, Physical Properties, and Mechanisms Adapted for the Uptake of Newtonian and non-Newtonian Fluids” with Dr. Qi Huo Wei of the Liquid Crystal Institute, ($10,000).

Ann Martinez, Ph.D., and Lindsay Starkey, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, 2017 Summer Teaching Development Grant, “Lifestyles of Medieval and Early Modern Europeans: An Introduction to Material Culture Studies,” ($9,000).

Robert Miltner, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2017 Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, “Electric Boulevard: A Book of Creative Nonfiction,” ($6,500).

Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., Kent State University Research Council, Conference Travel Grant, ($750).

Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., Kent State University, College of Business Administration, 2017 Summer Research Grant, “What Determines Entrepreneurial Success? An Empirical Investigation with Small Business Enterprises in Ohio,” ($2,038).

Deepraj Mukherjee, Ph.D., Kent State University, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Regional Campus Diversity Grant, "Stark Campus Student Climate Survey for Diversity Initiatives," with co-Principal Investigators Dr. Jim Seelye and Kathy Kinzer-Downs, ($1,500).

Andrea Myers, M.F.A., Ohio Arts Council, Individual Excellence Award, Visual Art 2D Category, ($5,000).

Victor Pavona, Ohio Development Services Agency and Small Business Administration, SBDC FY 2017 “Stark Small Business Development Center (SBDC) FY 2017,” ($114,700).

Victor Pavona, Stark County Regional Planning Commission, CDBG Kent Stark Micro Enterprise Development Program, ($31,420).

Gwendolyn Purifoye, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2017 Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment,  “Raced Freedoms: Differentiated “Good Times” on Public Transit,” ($6,500).

Denise Seachrist, Ph.D., Timken Foundation, Grants, Fine Arts Renovation and Expansion, ($500,000).

Jim Seelye, Ph.D., Kent State University Research Council, Conference Travel Grant, ($750).

Jim Seelye, Ph.D., Kent State University Teaching Council, Conference Travel Grant, ($500).

Greg Smith, Ph.D., Dominion Foundation, Higher Educational Partnership Grant, “Wired Wetlands,” ($25,000).

Amber Wallace, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2016-2017 Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program, ($10,000).

Lori Wilfong, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Education, National Writing Project, “NWP-KSU and Barack Obama School Partnership,” with co-PIs Drs. A. Sandmann and K. Walley, ($20,000).

Haithem Zourrig, Ph.D., Association for Consumer Research, Tier I Transformative Consumer Research Grant, “The Effects of Stress on Consumption Patterns and Subjective Well-being of Refugee Consumers,” ($1,000).

Haithem Zourrig, Ph.D., The Research Council of Kent State University, 2017-2018 Academic Year Research and Creative Activity Appointment, “Consumer Susceptibility to Fake Online Reviews: Information Manipulation Theory (IMT) perspective,” Fall 2017 appointment.