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College of Education & Human Development

Grants & Contracts

08 Centers: Quality and Impact Through Research and Service


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Researchers incorporate project-based learning to enrich math and science education

The College of Education and Human Development Grants & Contracts Report is published annually by the research and communication offices in the college. To request additional copies of this publication, e-mail Jenna Kujawski at jkujawski@tamu.edu. Douglas J. Palmer, Dean Linda Skrla, Associate Dean for Research and P-16 Initiatives Windy Hollis, Director of Grants and Contracts Jenna Kujawski, Communications Manager Writer: Kara Sutton-Jones Designer: Esther Ewert Photo Credits CDD: pages 8, 30, 38 CSMRE: cover, pages 4, 6 Esther Ewert: cover, pages 9, 12 Jenna Kujawski: cover, pages 10, 25, 29 Tanya Nading: pages 26, 34 4222 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4222

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Appendix

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Statistical Data Externally Funded Projects and Grants

On the Cover The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University houses 11 university-designated centers and one TEA-recognized center within its four departments. These centers promote opportunities for collaborative research and increase the dissemination of significant information to other researchers, practitioners and stakeholders. These pictures represent the many activities of the college’s centers, including the dissemination of Texas A&M student teacher retention data to colleagues at a monthly seminar series of the State of Texas Education Research Center; engagement of math and science teachers in hands-on learning at the 2008 Teacher Summit; collaboration of university faculty to support the self-determination, community integration, and quality of life of people with disabilities

and their families; and the opportunity for undergraduates from around the world to learn about the social, commercial and cultural aspects of American sports. The quality and impact these centers have through research and service allow the college and its faculty, staff and students to enhance education and health outcomes and, inevitably, transform lives.


From the Dean The grant and contract activities of our faculty and staff have resulted in important research and the development and implementation of innovative instructional and outreach programs. In each of these activities our college is playing a vital role in the generation of new knowledge that influences educational- and health-related practices. In 2008, the college had 92 faculty and staff engaged in externally funded projects with $20 million in expenditures. Additionally, 77 faculty and staff were involved in $13 million in new grant and contract awards.

Our college is playing a vital role in the generation of new knowledge that influences educationaland health-related practices. Many of our grants and contracts are associated with centers—scholarly communities created to support faculty and staff in the implementation of research, instructional and outreach activities. Inside these pages of our 2008 Grants & Contracts, Centers: Quality and Impact Through Research and Service, you will learn about four of our centers, one from each of our four departments. Three of these centers are university-designated centers and one of these centers is a project funded by the Texas Education Agency. Researchers associated with the Center for Sport Management Research and Education are examining the diversity practices in place within National Collegiate Athletic Association programs. The scope of this project has expanded to include Division II schools in addition to Division I schools, with the further addition of Division III schools in the next year. It is no secret that Texas faces critical shortages of math and science teachers. Currently, a study is underway to determine the preparation, recruitment and retention of math and science teachers in Texas. This study is being administered through our State of Texas Education Research Center. And, in our public schools, faculty and staff with the North Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math center partner with school administrators and teachers to incorporate project-based learning into science and math curriculum. Project-based learning engages students by focusing on real-world applicability and helps students understand the relationship between math and science in the classroom and careers in engineering and science. The Center on Disability and Development is part of a larger network of similar centers across the country that engages in studies aimed at improving the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. Researchers have been involved in several studies, one of which assesses the impact of disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, on people with disabilities. These stories are just a small sampling of the wonderful work being done through our centers and other college research initiatives. I invite you to take the time to read for yourself the commitment of our faculty and staff in meeting the needs of our state and nation and transforming lives along the way. Warmest regards,

Doug Palmer, Professor and Dean Sydney and J.L. Huffines Chair of Education

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centers transforming lives in different ways

Students visit Daytona Speedway as part of the American Sports Brand Fusion Arts Exchange in Sport Management, a program that brings international students to the U.S. to learn about the social, commercial and cultural aspects of American sports.


What is a Center? Centers can be designated collaborative entities at a federal, state or private level. The Board of Regents at Texas A&M University grants the approval of centers and institutes within the university system. These centers, some of which are more than 20 years old, are created in order to promote opportunities to coordinate research and to increase opportunities for outside funding. University-designated centers are often established with federal, state and private funding to promote partnerships with other departments and colleges within the university, but must secure their own funding for sustainability.

These centers are created in order to promote opportunities to coordinate research and to increase opportunities for outside funding. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) designates project centers that exist in much the same way as university-designated centers. These centers are funded privately and serve to link researchers to practitioners in the field through outreach and enrichment programs. The College of Education and Human Development houses 11 university-designated centers and one TEA-recognized center within its four departments. These centers serve to promote collaborative research and greater visibility for the dissemination of pertinent findings related to research practice and theory.

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Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies Center on Disability and Development Center for Distance Learning Research Center for Leadership in Higher Education Center for Sport Management Research and Education Center for the Study of Health Disparities Institute for Applied Creativity *North Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center The Principals’ Center State of Texas Education Research Center The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning

*TEA-recognized center

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Center for Sport Management Research and Education

Deerfoot Youth Camp uses sports and competition to instill characteristics that will help at-risk, underprivileged boys grow into productive citizens.

Igniting the Torch Sport management center bridges gap between sports teams and researchers Walter O’Malley not only changed the course of baseball history—he also changed the history of sports as we know it. In 1966, O’Malley pushed for the professionalization of the field of sport management. He looked to universities to help train the business professionals running athletic teams. Today the Center for Sport Management

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Research and Education (CSMRE) at Texas A&M University is picking up the torch O’Malley lit. “Industries normally have strong ties to academia,” said Adrien Bouchet, CSMRE executive director. “We don’t have that. The purpose of the center is to bridge that gap—to let sports teams, whether professional, club, intercollegiate or youth sports, know we’re here in case they have issues they need studied or want to partner with us.”


CSMRE works to fill the academia-industry gap in numerous ways. Under Bouchet’s leadership, along with CSMRE associate directors Drs. Gregg Bennett and George Cunningham, the center pursues research in different areas of sport management, such as sport law, marketing and diversity. The center offers a research database, client contracts and seminars, and educational lectures. It publishes Sport Management Insights, which interviews sports industry scholars and business leaders.

A popular service project of the center is Deerfoot Youth Camp, which gives at-risk, underprivileged boys the chance to attend summer camp at no expense to them or their families. Additionally, the center coordinates the Trott Lecture Series, a program that brings important figures in the sports industry to the Texas A&M campus to give educational talks. Recent guests include Glenn Hart, CEO of Laredo Energy and owner of several minor league hockey teams, and Steven Fehr, a top player agent in major league baseball. Funded by Cheryl and John Trott with a $25,000 gift, the lecture series is now in its third year. A popular service project of the center is Deerfoot Youth Camp, which is directed by Dr. Michael Thornton, clinical assistant professor, and gives at-risk, underprivileged boys the chance to attend summer camp at no expense to them or their families. Founded and supported by Tom and Joan Read, the camp uses sports and competition to instill characteristics that will help campers grow into productive citizens. Each summer, the boys enjoy outdoor athletic activities and go on field trips to destinations, such as NASA and the Texas State Capitol. Most importantly, if a camper attends four consecutive summers and is accepted to Texas A&M or Texas A&M University at Galveston, the program provides financial assistance through the Read Scholarship Program. With so many programs and top-notch faculty in place, CSMRE is ready not only to meet O’Malley’s challenge for sports management but also to go beyond. “We’re looking for this center to really grow,” Bouchet said. “We think it can become a driver in our field. We’ve got the faculty and the infrastructure behind it to take it to the next level in terms of bringing prestige and grant money to the university, which is what we’re all about.”

> Adrien Bouchet, Director | abouchet@hlkn.tamu.edu | csmre.tamu.edu

NCAA Diversity in Athletics Grant “Diversity in athletics: An assessment of exemplars and institutional best practices,” a study supported by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, allows researchers in the center’s Laboratory for Diversity in Sport (LDS) to examine the diversity practices in place within college athletic programs. Its purpose is threefold: 1) identifying and recognizing those college athletic programs that excel in the area of diversity, 2) developing a list of best practices for diversity and inclusion in the athletics workplace, and 3) understanding effective strategies to attract a more diverse and inclusive fan base. Previous work only studied Division I-A programs, but the LDS examined all Division I and II institutions. In 2008-2009, the study will expand further to include Division III schools.

Contact: George Cunningham, Associate Professor and Associate Head for Division of Sport Management, Health and Kinesiology gbcunningham@hlkn.tamu.edu

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Center on Disability and Development

Kindergarten children participate in the Early Reading Intervention curriculum, a project that examines the impact of different reading programs for students at risk for developing reading difficulties.

Finding Their Voice Center impacts the lives of people with disabilities through research, education and outreach Teachers, parents and professionals packed the darkened Disability and Development (CDD) at Texas A&M room. J.T. Martinez, a tall teenager with curly brown University. hair, stood before them at the podium, cracking jokes and sharing his passions: writing and drawing. He “Through our work, we strive to support the selfadded, “I like anime—Japanese cartoons—and video determination, community integration and quality of games, especially Castlevania.” life of people with disabilities and their families,” CDD Director Mike Benz said. “This mission is reflected in the Such was the scene at the 2008 Texas Transition projects we build and the goals we pursue.” Conference (TTC), a gathering held by the Center on 8


The TTC is an annual state-wide conference centering on high school, transition, and postsecondary services and outcomes for young people with disabilities. This year’s gathering featured a panel presentation, “Introducing Me: Disability Awareness and Self-Advocacy for Students with Autism,” by four high school students. J.T., now a senior, said of his presentation experience, “I feel it’s important to inform teachers and parents about students with autism since it is crucial for us to inform everyone how to approach children with autism the right way and how we can teach them to be successful in life.”

“Through our work, we strive to support the self-determination, community integration and quality of life of people with disabilities and their families.” — Mike Benz, CDD Director Having first received federal funding in July 2005 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the CDD today is one of 67 such centers at medical schools and universities across the country. In April 2007, it became a designated center within the Texas A&M University System. The center’s 17 projects and programs encompass four core functions, including research and evaluation; graduate studies and interdisciplinary training; community service and outreach; and information dissemination. Benz said that the center focuses on improving education services and outcomes with projects and programs that span preschool children with potential developmental delay to college students with disabilities. The CDD also focuses on enhancing community quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Fourteen faculty and staff members help run the center, which recently added the Brazos Valley Employment Project to its outreach efforts. This project provides local high school students with disabilities with opportunities for work-based learning. It also holds the annual Disability in the Workplace seminar for Brazos Valley business leaders, offering ideas for recruiting and retaining employees with disabilities. Perhaps the most important work carried out by the center is empowering people with disabilities to find their own voice through projects and events such as the transition conference. At least it was for J.T. “I also think it feels quite liberating to tell people how teachers can let students with autism challenge themselves and let their minds and views on life expand.”

> Mike Benz, Director | mbenz@tamu.edu | cdd.tamu.edu

Project REDD Created in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Project Research and Education on Disability and Disaster (REDD) has a two-fold purpose: 1) to examine how disaster affects people with disabilities and 2) to supply training and resources for disaster and emergency preparedness. Project REDD obtained approximately $240,000 from various federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to support its research and education activities. Recently, Project REDD assessed research on programs that serve people with disabilities in disasters and worked with the Disaster Research Education Mentoring Program at Dartmouth College to study psychological effects of disaster.

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North Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center

Robert “Dr. Math” Capraro shares teaching strategies and innovative curriculum with over 100 science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers from across Texas at the 2008 Teacher Summit.

Generation Math Researchers incorporate project-based learning to enrich math and science education As a student, did you ever feel a sense of dread in the “Mostly in the past, teachers have taught math and face of an upcoming algebra or physics exam? You are science as what I would call abstractions,” he said. “You probably not alone. read a book, you get it explained to you and you follow the formula. Almost everything in our world has math Many students develop an aversion to math and science and science embedded in it, but you’re not taught science over the course of their academic lives, largely because and math in terms of real-world applications.” of the way they are taught in school, said Dr. Jim Scheurich, principal investigator and director of the Looking for new ways to improve math and science North Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and education, NTSTEM researches, creates and provides Math (NTSTEM) Center at Texas A&M University. professional development on the most effective teaching 10


and learning practices. The main teaching strategy supported by the center is project-based learning. Project-based learning focuses a student’s education around applied, real-world problems and projects. “Research shows that projects are more interesting and more engaging to students, particularly students who have a negative relationship to math and science taught as abstractions,” Scheurich said. One of seven STEM centers in Texas, NTSTEM started its work in collaboration with the Dallas Independent School District with four lowperforming high schools in 2006. Today the center operates in 10 schools in the Dallas, Waxahachie and Waco Independent School Districts.

Looking for new ways to improve math and science education, NTSTEM researches, creates and provides professional development on the most effective teaching and learning practices. Within these schools, the center assists STEM teachers with professional development, such as technology training with SMART Boards, an electronic, interactive whiteboard; and TI Navigators, a system that links students’ graphing calculators to a classroom computer. NTSTEM also regularly holds conferences and meetings to educate teachers and school leaders about STEM issues. Approximately 15 individuals are involved in the center, including coprincipal investigators Drs. Robert Capraro, Mary Margaret Capraro and Jim Morgan. The center also works closely with a number of partners, such as Texas Instruments, Agile Mind and The Dallas Museum of Nature and Science, which play an advisory role. Project-based learning not only helps kids relate to what they are learning, it also helps their overall performance in those subject areas. It connects student learning in math and science to the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills curriculum and to the Texas Assessment of Knowledge & Skills. NTSTEM’s work also provides other long-term benefits, such as helping to train the next generation of engineers and scientists. “Science and math are the key to economic success, but we don’t connect it to engineering or being an engineer,” Scheurich said. “Part of the push behind it at the national and state level is our lower scores in math and science in relation to other countries,” he added. “We’ve got to hire international graduates, or we’ve got to train our kids to be in these positions successfully.” And NTSTEM is working to achieve just that. > Jim Scheurich, Director | jscheurich@tamu.edu | nt-stem.tamu.edu

What is Project-Based Learning? “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) project-based learning integrates engineering design principles with the K-16 curriculum,” said Mary Margaret Capraro. “This infusion of design principles enhances real-world applicability and helps to prepare students for post-secondary education, with an emphasis on making connections to what STEM professionals actually do on their job.” For example, a student in a STEM classroom might be asked to determine the optimum roofing materials that would keep a model house cool. By testing various materials, collecting, measuring and graphing heat energy, the student could explain the meaning of linear functions in the real world.

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State of Texas Education Research Center

The monthly seminar series of the Education Research Center serves as a forum for the discussion of research opportunities, such as retention data of Aggie teachers.

Putting Together the Puzzle Center aims to improve policy and decision-making for school reform To fully understand a puzzle, it is important to have all the pieces. Similarly, when educational researchers try to understand why one college student is academically successful while another is not, they need to have all the pieces of their academic puzzle, including information from elementary school through college. Until recently, education researchers faced a dilemma. Information from students’ public school and college

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records was kept separately, without an easy way to link these data. Additionally, access to this information was severely limited due to federal student privacy laws. This situation made education research difficult at a time when it is most crucial, spurring the creation of three State of Texas Education Research Centers (ERC), one of which is housed at Texas A&M University.


“In Texas, the proportion of students enrolled in higher education is declining, and a large gap exists among racial/ethical groups in both enrollment and graduation from the state’s colleges and universities,” said Jacqueline Stillisano, associate director of the ERC. Established by the 79th Texas Legislature to reduce the achievement gaps in schools by developing a solid knowledge base centered on effective educational practices, resources and leadership, the ERC program investigates major issues in education reform and school governance to improve policy and decision-making in preschool through university education.

Most importantly, the ERC works on research that can help to inform practice in the field and assist lawmakers to craft solid education policy. In addition, the ERCs are charged with the task of storing and safeguarding the combined data provided by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. These two organizations partnered to link students’ PK-12 information and their higher education data. Center researchers can now securely examine student information, such as standardized test scores, course completion, and high school and college graduation rates. Of the three centers, the ERC at Texas A&M is unique in its mission to disseminate its research products. This research dissemination takes a number of forms, including a monthly seminar series, an informative Web site detailing research, and future podcasts and an upcoming conference. The ERC’s core research areas include educator preparation; school finance, resources and facilities; and curriculum and instruction. Most importantly, the ERC works on research that can help to inform practice in the field and assist lawmakers to craft solid education policy. “Unfortunately, there are a number of areas of educational research [closing the achievement gap, integrating technology in schools] that are poorly understood,” said Hersh Waxman, ERC director. “We have often seen how personal ideologies and biases trump substantive research evidence in policy-making. “Currently, Texas appears to be strongly committed to focus its policies on research-based evidence. We hope the ERC at Texas A&M will assist the state in this endeavor.”

> Hersh Waxman, Director | hwaxman@tamu.edu | erc.cehd.tamu.edu

Preparation, Recruitment and Retention in Texas of Math and Science Teachers The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) awarded the ERC a $57,292, 15month grant to conduct a Web-based survey study for math and science teachers currently working in Texas middle and high schools. Findings from this survey will highlight teachers’ perceptions about the effectiveness of the innovative math and science teacher preparation programs in Texas and the various certification avenues, the existing compensation programs and incentives, the implications of the statewide minimum salary schedule, and the key best practices involved in successful math and science teacher recruitment and retention. The Texas Education Agency and THECB want to increase the number of certified math and science teachers in Texas by 2015.

Contact: Nandita Chaudhuri, Associate Research Scientist, Public Policy Research Institute nchaudhuri@ppri.tamu.edu 13


Funding Appendix 2008

Fiscal Year 2008: September 2007 - August 2008

Statistical Data Externally Funded Grants

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Statistical Data Table 1

Table 2

Annual Funding Totals Over the Last Five Years

Percent of Funding by Agency Type

$20,902,707

Total $19,962,832

$19,962,832

$16,124,884

$13,959,670 $13,318,560

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Local............$463,575.........2% State.........$4,972,682.......25% Private.......$5,073,469.......26% Federal......$9,453,106.......47%

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Table 3

Percent of Federal Funding Broken Down by Agency Total $9,453,106

Other Federal Agencies.....................................$619,645 U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.........$1,979,281 National Science Foundation.......................... $2,152,384 U.S. Department of Education.........................$4,701,796

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Statistical Data Table 4

Table 5

Departmental Funding in Fiscal Year 2008

New Awards by Department Total $13,936,748

Total $19,962,832 $8,120,519 $6,856,716

$3,416,288

$3,162,890 $3,190,717 $2,863,114 $2,275,385

$1,826,447 $1,640,703 $350,207

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$53,496

$143,098

Center for Distance Learning Research

Center for Distance Learning Research

Health and Kinesiology

Dean’s Office

Teaching, Learning and Culture

Teaching, Learning and Culture

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Dean’s Office

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Health and Kinesiology


Table 6

Percent and/or Number of Faculty in Each Department Directing Externally Funded Grants and Contracts in Fiscal Year 2008

Tenure-Track Faculty with Awards (PI and Co-PIs)

(FY 2008)

Percentage of Tenure-Track Faculty with Funding

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38

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31

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30

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Key for Externally Funded Grants & Contracts CDLR

Center for Distance Learning Research

CEHD

College of Education and Human Development

DEAN

College of Education and Human Development Office of the Dean

EAHR

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

EPSY

Educational Psychology

HLKN

Health and Kinesiology

TLAC

Teaching, Learning and Culture

TAMU

Texas A&M University

PI

Principal Investigator

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Externally Funded Grants & Contracts The 2008 externally funded projects are listed here alphabetically by the principal investigator’s last name. The department follows the name. Listed below each project is the funding agency and the annual level of funding, as well as totals for multi-year projects. Some projects have multiple principal investigators and will, therefore, be listed under each principal investigator’s name. An asterisk denotes internal awards that are not calculated as part of the funding totals for each department.

ALFRED, MARY; EAHR

BENNETT, GREGG; HLKN

Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Mary Alfred (Co-PI), EAHR; Dominique Chlup (Co-PI), EAHR 2007-2008 IHE Statewide Adult Literacy Clearinghouse Grant Texas Education Agency 2008......$1,309,359

PI Fusion Arts Exchange on Sports Management Department of State 2008......$300,000

malfred@tamu.edu

Felecia Nave (PI); Mary Alfred (Co-PI), EAHR; Fred Bonner (Co-PI), EAHR; Sherri Frizell (Co-PI); Chance Lewis (Co-PI), TLAC Nave and Frizell are with Prairie View A&M University Education Research Project: An Empirical Investigation of the Success Factors Impacting African American Students in Engineering and Technology at Historically Black Universities National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $1,007,146 2008......$180,632 Mary Alfred (PI), EAHR The Barbara Bush Fellowships at TCALL Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 2008......$100,000

ASH, MICHAEL; EPSY mash@tamu.edu

PI Mental Health Interns Brazos Valley Community Action Agency 2008......$57,000

BALLOULI, KHALID; HLKN

Gregg Bennett (PI), HLKN; Khalid Ballouli (Co-PI), HLKN Data Collection at Sunshine State Games Florida Sports Foundation 2008......$6,500

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gbennett@hlkn.tamu.edu

Gregg Bennett (PI), HLKN; Khalid Ballouli (Co-PI), HLKN Data Collection at Sunshine State Games Florida Sports Foundation 2008......$6,500

BENZ, MICHAEL; EPSY mbenz@tamu.edu

PI Texas A&M University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration for Children & Families Five-year project with total funding of $2,180,000 2008......$490,000 Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY; Anne Reber (Co-PI); Michael Benz (Co-PI), EPSY Reber is with Texas A&M Vice President for Student Services The Disability Training Network for the TAMU System U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $937,563 2008......$313,636 Michael Benz (PI), EPSY; Lauren Cifuentes (Co-PI), EPSY; Amy Sharp (Co-PI), EPSY For Enhancement of TAMU Directory of Community Resources to Accommodate Incorporation of DADS Autism Service Provider Information Department of Aging and Disability Services 2008......$24,484


BLAKE, JAMILIA; EPSY

BONNER, FRED; EAHR

PI Moderators of Adjustment in Aggressive Preadolescents of Color Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000

Felecia Nave (PI); Mary Alfred (Co-PI), EAHR; Fred Bonner (CoPI), EAHR; Sherri Frizell (Co-PI); and Chance Lewis (Co-PI), TLAC Nave and Frizell are with Prairie View A&M University Education Research Project: An Empirical Investigation of the Success Factors Impacting African American Students in Engineering and Technology at Historically Black Universities National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $1,007,146 2008......$180,632

jjblake@tamu.edu

Jamilia Blake (PI), EPSY Peer-directed Aggression in African American Girls Texas A&M - CEHD – Council of Principal Investigators 2008......$4,984*

BLOOMFIELD, SUE; HLKN sbloom@tamu.edu

Sue Bloomfield (PI), HLKN; Harry Hogan (Co-PI) Hogan is with Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering Impact of Graded Energy Restriction on Bone Health in Exercising Female Rats Department of Defense-Army-Medical Research & Material Three-year project with total funding of $904,499 2008......$319,645 Sue Bloomfield (PI), HLKN NSBRI - Associate Team Leader - Bone Loss Team Baylor College of Medicine - NSBRI 2008......$35,000 Sue Bloomfield (PI), HLKN, sponsoring Joshua Swift Swift is a student in HLKN Assessing the Ability of a Non-specific Beta-adrenergic Receptor American College of Sports Medicine 2008......$1,000

fbonner@tamu.edu

Fred Bonner (PI), EAHR An Empirical Investigation of the Success Factors Influencing Academically Gifted (High Achieving) Latino Students Success in Engineering Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

BURKE, MACK; EPSY mburke_aggie@tamu.edu

Mack Burke (PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY Developing Quality Personnel to Meet the Needs of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $799,796 2008......$199,911

BYRD, DAVID; DEAN byrd99@tamu.edu

Frank Ashley (PI); David Byrd (Co-PI, Coordinator), DEAN Ashley is with Texas A&M University System Transition to Teaching Texas A&M University System Five-year project with total funding of $349,631 2008......$75,829

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“This project is of interest to me because it directly responds to serious social, cultural, health, and educational needs and issues in the lives of people. It is a collaborative mission that involves community members in the Texas Colonias, graduate students, and professors and other colleagues across campus. As we like to say, we are engaged in this work because it is the right thing to do and is driven by social justice issues and genuine concern for the lives, education and welfare of fellow human beings.”

— B. Stephen Carpenter, principal investigator, Texas A&M Water Filter Project

BYRNS, GLENDA; EPSY gbyrns@tamu.edu

CARPENTER, B. STEPHEN; TLAC bscarpenter@tamu.edu

Constance J. Fournier (PI), EPSY; Glenda Byrns (Co-PI), EPSY Special Education Recruitment and Retention Grant Texas A&M University-Texarkana Two-year project with total funding of $79,486 2008......$31,486

PI Affordable Water Filter Production Facility Prototype: Artists as Change Agents in the Colonias and Beyond Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

CALLAHAN, JAMIE; EAHR

B. Stephen Carpenter (PI), TLAC Visiting Artists as Social and Education Change Agents: Step Two of the TAMU Interdisciplinary Ceramic Water Filter Project & Receptacle Exhibition Texas A&M Visual and Performing Arts 2008......$5,000

jcallahan@tamu.edu

Jamie Callahan (PI), EAHR; Mario Torres (Co-PI), EAHR Investigating Leadership as a Pivotal Dimension in the Effective Integration of Non-traditional Teaching Strategies Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000

CASTILLO, LINDA; EPSY lcastillo@tamu.edu

CAPRARO, MARY MARGARET; TLAC mmcapraro@tamu.edu

PI Preparing Elementary Mathematics Specialists (PEMS) Through an Online Graduate Program Texas A&M - CEHD – Council of Principal Investigators 2008......$5,000*

PI Gulf Coast Gear Up Partnership Project U.S. Department of Education Six-year project with total funding of $1,629,935 2008......$250,584

CHLUP, DOMINIQUE; EAHR dchlup@tamu.edu

CAPRARO, ROBERT; TLAC rcapraro@tamu.edu

Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Robert Capraro (Co-PI), TLAC; James Morgan (Co-PI) Morgan is with TAMU Civil Engineering. Mary Margaret Capraro is Co-PI in FY 09. North Texas STEM Center Texas Education Agency Three-year project with total funding of $1,638,657 2008......$686,458

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Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Mary Alfred (Co-PI), EAHR; Dominique Chlup (Co-PI), EAHR 2007-2008 IHE Statewide Adult Literacy Clearinghouse Grant Texas Education Agency 2008......$1,309,359 Dominique Chlup (PI), EAHR The Barbara Bush Fellowships at TCALL Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 2008......$100,000


Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Dominique Chlup (PI), EAHR Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy Technical Assistance Project Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 2008......$34,609

CHRISTOU, DEMETRA; HLKN

Michael Benz (PI), EPSY; Lauren Cifuentes (Co-PI), EPSY; Amy Sharp (Co-PI), EPSY For Enhancement of TAMU Directory of Community Resources to Accommodate Incorporation of DADS Autism Service Provider Information Department of Aging and Disability Services 2008......$24,484

ddchristou@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Effect of Xanthine Oxidase Inhibition on Vascular Endothelial Function in Individuals with Metabolic Sydrome Huffines Institute Faculty Research Grants 2008......$4,881*

COLLINS, TRACY; TLAC

CHRISTOU, EVANGELOS; HLKN

CROUSE, STEPHEN; HLKN

eachristou@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Aging and Learning of Novel and Precise Motor Tasks Huffines Institute Faculty Research Grants 2008......$4,500*

CIFUENTES, LAUREN; EPSY laurenc@tamu.edu

Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Lauren Cifuentes (Co-PI), EPSY Professional Development for Schools, Teachers, Administrators and Regions STAR Grant Somerville ISD Two-year project with total funding of $288,318 2008......$188,355 Lauren Cifuentes (PI), EPSY Capacity Building in Antigua-Barbuda through Higher Education Stanford Foundation 2008......$28,995

tecollins@tamu.edu

PI Military Service Rewards for Hispanics: Are they there? Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000

s-crouse@tamu.edu

PI Effectiveness of Hydrotherapy and Hydrotraining in the Hdyro Worx Fitness Pool Hydroworx, Inc. 2008......$25,000 Nicolas Greene (PI); Stephen Crouse (Co-PI), HLKN Greene is a student in HLKN Effect of Acute Exercise and Exercise Training on PPAR Expression in Human Skeletal Muscle, Possible Mechanisms for Change in Blood Lipids American College of Sports Medicine-Texas Chapter 2008......$1,000

CUNNINGHAM, GEORGE; HLKN gbcunningham@hlkn.tamu.edu

George Cunningham (PI), HLKN; John Singer (Co-PI), HLKN Diversity in Athletics: An Assessment of Exemplars and Institutional Best Practices National Collegiate Athletic Association Three-year project with total funding of $244,946 2008......$99,334 25


DAVENPORT, DONNA; EPSY

PI Individual and Group Counseling for Sexual Assault Survivors Brazos County Rape Crisis Center, Inc. 2008......$14,400

DAVIS, TRINA; TLAC trinadavis@tamu.edu

Trina Davis (PI), TLAC; Hersh Waxman (Co-PI), TLAC Evaluation of Readiness for Online Testing in Texas Pearson Education Two-year project with total funding of $221,918 2008......$131,535

ELLIOTT, TIMOTHY; EPSY telliott@tamu.edu

PI Training Partnerships with Family Caregivers of Patients Discharged from the Transitional Learning Center Moody Endowment, Inc. 2008......$64,800 Timothy Elliot (PI), EAHR Editorship of Rehabilitation Psychology American Psychological Foundation 2008......$13,700

FLUCKEY, JAMES; HLKN DIXON, L. QUENTIN; TLAC qdixon@tamu.edu

PI Building Language and Pre-literacy Skills in the Classroom: A Professional Development Program for Preschool Teachers of Spanish speaking Children Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000

jfluckey@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Muscle as an Endocrine Gland: The Role of Contracting Muscle on Hepatic Glucose Output Huffines Institute Faculty Research Grants 2008......$5,000*

FOURNIER, CONSTANCE; EPSY cfournier@tamu.edu

EGAN, TOBY MARSHALL; EAHR egan@tamu.edu

PI Certificate Program in Human Development Arabian Society for Human Resource Management Five-year project with current funding of $428,990 for 2007 and 2008 2008......$380,000 Toby Marshall Egan (PI), EAHR Master of Science in Human Resource Management Arabian Society for Human Resource Management Five-year project 2008......$62,480 26

Constance J. Fournier (PI), EPSY; Glenda Byrns (Co-PI), EPSY Special Education Recruitment and Retention Grant Texas A&M University-Texarkana Two-year project with total funding of $79,486 2008......$31,486

FULLER, MEL; DEAN melfuller@tamu.edu

PI The Texas High School Project Texas A&M University System Four-year project with total funding of $817,805 2008......$100,000


“The expected results should significantly extend our current understanding of the integrative (whole-body to molecular) physiological mechanisms underlying vascular endothelial dysfunction in aging and the metabolic syndrome. These findings may have important implications in the development of strategies for preventing and treating atherosclerosis associated with aging and the metabolic syndrome.”

— Demetra Christou, principal investigator, Endothelial Dysfunction in Older Adult Humans with the Metabolic Syndrome

GONZALEZ, JORGE; EPSY

GUERRERO, GUADALUPE; EAHR

Jorge E. Gonzalez (PI), EPSY; Deborah Simmons (Co-PI), EPSY; Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (Co-I), EPSY Project Words of Oral Reading and Language Development (WORLD) U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $1,292,086 2008......$447,288

Luana Zellner (PI), EAHR; Guadalupe Guerrero (Co-PI), EAHR; Ronald Zellner (Co-PI), EPSY A Study of the Relationship between Parent-Teacher Interactions and Hispanic Students’ Academic Performance in Middle Schools in the State of Texas Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

jegonzalez@tamu.edu

Cynthia Riccio (PI), EPSY; Jorge E. Gonzalez (Co-PI), EPSY Preparation of Leadership Personnel: Doctoral Training Program in School Psychology/Special Education and the Hispanic Child with Disabilities U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $795,044 2008......$198,761 Jorge E. Gonzalez (PI), EPSY Preschool Activities of Literacy (PAL) Bryan ISD Three-year project with total funding of $482,049 2008......$164,821

GONZALEZ Y GONZALEZ, ELSA; EAHR elsa@tamu.edu

Yvonna Lincoln (PI), EAHR; Elsa Gonzalez y Gonzalez (Co-PI), EAHR Qualitative Research across Languages and Cultures Decolonizing Methodologies Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

GRENWELGE, CHERYL; EPSY cgrenwelge@tamu.edu

Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY; Leena Landmark (Co-PI), EPSY; Cheryl Grenwelge (Co-PI), EPSY Brazos Valley Employment Project Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Three-year project with total funding of $357,000 2008......$125,000

gguerrero@tamu.edu

GUIDRY, JEFFREY; HLKN j-guidry@hlkn.tamu.edu

Mary Shaw-Ridley (PI), HLKN; Charles Ridley (Co-PI), EPSY; Jeffrey Guidry (Co-I), HLKN The Health Disparities Academy: Developing Scientist-Practitioners for Careers in Public Health, Mental Health and Allied Health Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Two-year project with total funding of $293,247 2008......$134,600 Jeffrey Guidry (PI), HLKN The Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research - Training Core Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health-National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities 2008......$46,042

HAGAN-BURKE, SHANNA; EPSY shaganburke@tamu.edu

Deborah Simmons (PI), EPSY; Oi-man Kwok (Co-PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY Project Early Reading Intervention U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $2,885,628 2008......$724,045

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“If the students don’t feel supported at school, they’re going to have to work awfully hard to maintain a high level of academic achievement. We as educators need to be helping them and supporting their efforts as much as possible. We’re trying to better define just what they need.”

— Fred Bonner, principal investigator, Success Factors Impacting African American Students in Engineering and Technology at Historically Black Universities

Richard Parker (PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY; Deborah Simmons (Co-PI), EPSY Project ISEE: Preparing Intervention Scientists in Special Education U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $799,635 2008......$199,994 Mack Burke (PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY Developing Quality Personnel to Meet the Needs of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $799,796 2008......$199,911

HAMMER, JANET; TLAC jhammer@tamu.edu

Lynne Masel Walters (PI), TLAC; Janet Hammer (Co-PI), TLAC; Teresa Jimarez (Co-PI), TLAC Interactive Science for the English Language Learner Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

HARRISON, DEBORAH; CDLR dharrison@cdlr.tamu.edu

PI Training Services for School Districts Participants 2008......$165,111 Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR Collaboration Agreement Verizon 2008......$119,600

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Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR MTT and Tech Apps Continuing Education Services MTT and Tech Apps 2008......$20,536 Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR InfoNet Star Grant Training Services InfoNet Star Grant 2008......$12,160 Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR Arkansas Department of Education Training Arkansas Department of Education 2008......$10,800 Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR Verizon Market Research Project Verizon 2008......$10,000 Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR AVANCE Houston Even Start Program Evaluation AVANCE Houston 2008......$6,000 Deborah Ann Harrison (PI), CDLR Polycom Portal Maintenance Polycom, Inc. Two-year project with total funding of $18,000 2008......$6,000

HELFELDT, JACK; TLAC jhelfeldt@tamu.edu

Dennie Smith (PI), TLAC; Jack Helfeldt (Co-PI), TLAC Develop and Deliver Ph.D. Cohort Program Texas A&M International University Five-year project with total funding of $107,170 2008......$21,609


HILL-JACKSON, VALERIE; TLAC vhjackson@neo.tamu.edu

PI Learn, Serve, Teach Texas A&M - CEHD – Council of Principal Investigators 2008......$4,780*

HOYLE, JOHN; EAHR jhoyle@tamu.edu

PI Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI) Participants 2008......$24,286

Amanda Jensen-Doss (PI), EPSY Evaluation of Crisis Services Redesign Texas Department of State Health Services 2008......$9,389 Amanda Jensen-Doss (PI), EPSY Exploring Mental Health Disparities for Latino Youths in Community Mental Health Centers Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000 Amanda Jensen-Doss (PI), EPSY Research Enhancement Program Texas A&M Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education & Human Development 2008......$5,000

HUGHES, JAN; EPSY jhughes@tamu.edu

Jan Hughes (PI), EPSY; Oi-Man Kwok (Co-PI), EPSY The Impact of Grade Retention: A Developmental Perspective U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-PHSNational Institutes of Health Five-year project with total funding of $1,950,824 2008......$400,814

JENSEN-DOSS, AMANDA; EPSY ajensendoss@tamu.edu

PI Impact of an Evidence-based Treatment Policy on Youth Mental Health Outcomes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-PHSNational Institutes of Health Two-year project with total funding of $149,942 2008......$74,970

JIMAREZ, TERESA; TLAC t-jimarez@tamu.edu

Lynne Masel Walters (PI), TLAC; Janet Hammer (Co-PI), TLAC; Teresa Jimarez (Co-PI), TLAC Interactive Science for the English Language Learner Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

JUNTUNE, JOYCE; EPSY j-juntune@tamu.edu

PI Building Verbal Intelligence Using Creative Thinking Strategies Texas A&M - CEHD – Council of Principal Investigators 2008......$5,000*

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KRACHT, JAMES; TLAC and DEAN jimkracht@tamu.edu

Larry Johnson (PI); William Klemm (Co-PI); James Kracht (Co-PI), TLAC and DEAN; Vincent Cassone (Co-I); James Linder (Co-PI); Don Allen (Co-PI); Philip Yasskin (Co-I); Julie Harlin (Co-I); Tom Welsh (Co-I); Louise Abbott (Co-I); Jon Hunter (Co-I); Jyhwen Wang (Co-I) All other investigators are outside CEHD Continuing GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle School National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $1,647,601 2008......$1,743 Larry Johnson (PI); William Klemm (Co-I); Elizabeth Browder (Co-I); Nicholas Millichamp (Co-I); Charles Scanlan (Co-I); James Lindner (Co-I); Barbara Gastel (Co-I); James Kracht (Co-I), TLAC and DEAN; E. Dean Gage (Co-I); William Moyer, (Co-I); Sandee Hartsfield (Co-I); E. Murl Bailey, Jr. (Co-I); Julie Harlin (Co-I) All other investigators are outside CEHD Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools: Phase I & II Department of Health and Human Services-PHS-National Institutes of Health Five-year project with total funding of $1,351,569 2008......$1,620

KULM, GERALD; TLAC gkulm@tamu.edu

PI Editorial Support Services for the Journal School Science and Mathematics School Science and Mathematics Association Six-year project with total funding of $215,532 2008......$41,272

KWOK, OI-MAN; EPSY omkwok@neo.tamu.edu

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Deborah Simmons (PI), EPSY; Oi-man Kwok (Co-PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY Project Early Reading Intervention U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $2,885,628 2008......$724,045

Jan Hughes (PI), EPSY; Oi-Man Kwok (Co-PI), EPSY The Impact of Grade Retention: A Developmental Perspective U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-PHSNational Institutes of Health Five-year project with total funding of $1,950,824 2008......$400,814

LANDMARK, LEENA; EPSY landmark72@tamu.edu

Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY; Leena Landmark (Co-PI), EPSY; Cheryl Grenwelge (Co-PI), EPSY Brazos Valley Employment Project Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Three-year project with total funding of $357,000 2008......$125,000

LARA-ALECIO, RAFAEL; EPSY a-lara@tamu.edu

PI Project ELLA (English Language/Literacy Acquisition) U.S. Department of Education Five-year project with total funding of $6,646,076 2008......$1,430,867 Rafael Lara-Alecio (PI), EPSY; Yolanda Padron (Co-PI), EPSY Bilingual/ESL Online: Working All Together (WAT) U.S. Department of Education Five-year project with total funding of $1,590,681 2008......$300,000 Rafael Lara-Alecio (PI), EPSY Online Bilingual/ESL Dual Certification Project Texas Education Agency Two-year project with total funding of $422,170 2008......$157,843


“ The goal of the Brazos Valley Employment Project is to provide these students with work-based learning, and employment experiences and support that will promote self-determination, job satisfaction and job retention. With the TCDD funding, we will be able to provide technical assistance and training to facilitate secondary schools in developing relationships with community employers.”

— Dalun Zhang, principal investigator, The Disability Training Network for the TAMU System

LAWLER, JOHN; HLKN jml2621@tamu.edu

Markus Horning (PI); John M. Lawler (Co-PI), HLKN Horning is with Texas A&M University at Galveston Collaborative Research: Aging in Weddell Seals: Proximate Mechanisms of Age-Related Changes in Adaptations to Breath Hold Hunting in an Extreme Environment National Science Foundation Four-year project with total funding of $449,358 2008......$169,671 John M. Lawler (PI), HLKN Regulation of Oxidative Stress in the DMX Diaphragm Department of Health and Human Services-PHS-National Institutes of Health Three-year project with total funding of $203,810 2008......$67,714 John M. Lawler (PI), HLKN Aging in Weddell Seals: Proximate Mechanisms of Age-related Changes in Adaptations to Breath-Hold Hunting in Extreme Environments Oregon State University Two-year project with total funding of $68,858 2008......$16,785

LEWIS, CHANCE; TLAC chance.lewis@tamu.edu

Felecia Nave (PI); Mary Alfred (Co-PI), EAHR; Fred Bonner (Co-PI), EAHR; Sherri Frizell (Co-PI); Chance Lewis (Co-PI), TLAC *Nave and Frizell are with Prairie View A&M University Education Research Project: An Empirical Investigation of the Success Factors Impacting African American Students in Engineering and Technology at Historically Black Universities National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $1,007,146 2008......$180,632

Chance Lewis (PI), TLAC Pathways to the Doctorate Research Assistantship Texas A&M Office of Graduate Studies Two-year project with total funding of $30,000 2008......$25,000 Tiffany Barnes (PI); Chance Lewis (Co-PI), TLAC; Ron Eglash (Co-PI) Barnes is with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Eglash is with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Collaborative Research: BPC-D Improving Minority Student Participation in the Computing Career Pipeline with Culturally Situated Design Tools National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $319,196 2008......$20,550

LINCOLN, YVONNA; EAHR ysl@tamu.edu

Yvonna Lincoln (PI), EAHR; Elsa Gonzalez y Gonzalez (Co-PI), EAHR Qualitative Research across Languages and Cultures Decolonizing Methodologies Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000 Yvonna Lincoln (PI), EAHR Editorship of Qualitative Inquiry Journal Sage Publications, Ltd 2008......$7,356

MASSETT, MICHAEL; HLKN mmassett@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Genetic Basis for Exercise Training Responses National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Five-year project with total funding of $1,792,370 2008......$327,370

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“The completion of a series of statewide public school technology studies from 1996 to 2005 will help to inform and guide the direction of the state assessment program for years to come.”

— Trina Davis, principal investigator, Evaluation of Readiness for Online Testing in Texas

MAXWELL, GERRI; EAHR PI Science ASAP Somerville ISD 2008......$6,300

MCKYER, E. LISAKO; HLKN eljmckyer@hlkn.tamu.edu

Sharon McWhinney (PI), Peter Murano (Co-I), W. Alex McIntosh (Co-I), Ranjita Misra (Co-I), HLKN; E. Lisako McKyer (Co-PI), HLKN McWhinney is with Prairie View A&M University; Murano is with Texas A&M Nutrition and Food Science; and McIntosh is with Texas A&M Sociology The Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research - Project 3 Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health-National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Five-year project with total funding of $1,000,000 2008......$219,620 Marcia Ory (PI); E. Lisako McKyer (Co-PI), HLKN Ory is with TAMU Social and Behavioral Health Health Maintenance Consortium Resource Center (HMCRC) Department of Health and Human Services-PHS-National Institutes of Health Two-year project with total funding of $264,573 2008......$132,289 E. Lisako McKyer (PI), HLKN Design, Implementation, Feasibility and Impact of a Nutrition Education Intervention Centered on the Revised WIC Food Packages Texas AgriLife Research Four-year project with total funding of $221,996 2008......$67,973

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E. Lisako McKyer (PI), HLKN Hispanic Mothers’ Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitudes towards Childhood Overweight and Their Impact on Family’s Preventative Health Behaviors Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000

MCNAMARA, JAMES; EPSY j-mcnamara@tamu.edu

Carol L. Stuessy (PI), TLAC; James F. McNamara (Co-PI), EPSY Policy Research Initiative in Science Education to Improve Teaching and Learning in High School Science National Science Foundation Five-year project with total funding of $2,340,677 2008......$514,257

MISRA, RANJITA; HLKN misra@hlkn.tamu.edu

Sharon McWhinney (PI), Peter Murano (Co-I), W. Alex McIntosh (Co-I); Ranjita Misra (Co-I), HLKN; E. Lisako McKyer (Co-PI), HLKN McWhinney is with Prairie View A&M University; Murano is with Texas A&M Nutrition and Food Science; and McIntosh is with Texas A&M Sociology The Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research - Project 3 Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health-National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Five-year project with total funding of $1,000,000 2008......$219,620

PADRON, YOLANDA; EPSY ypadron@tamu.edu

Rafael Lara-Alecio (PI), EPSY; Yolanda N. Padron (Co-PI), EPSY Bilingual/ESL Online: Working All Together (WAT) U.S. Department of Education Five-year project with total funding of $1,590,681 2008......$300,000


PALMER, DOUGLAS; DEAN dpalmer@tamu.edu

PI School Training and Support in Qatar State of Qatar Five-year project with total funding of $10,365,181 2008......$2,831,790

PARKER, RICHARD; EPSY rparker@tamu.edu

Richard Parker (PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY; Deborah Simmons (Co-PI), EPSY Project ISEE: Preparing Intervention Scientists in Special Education U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $799,635 2008......$199,994

PEDERSEN, SUSAN; EPSY spedersen@tamu.edu

Eric Simanek (PI); Jane Schielack (Co-PI); Carol Stuessy (Co-PI), TLAC; Susan Pedersen (Co-PI), EPSY Simanek is with Texas A&M Chemistry, and Schielack is with Texas A&M Mathematics Track 1, GK 12: Building Understanding through Research Partnerships and IT National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $1,916,770 2008......$639,250 Susan Pedersen (PI), EPSY; Janie Schielack (Co-PI); Scott Slough (Co-PI), TLAC; Douglas Williams (Co-PI) Schielack is with Texas A&M Mathematics, and Williams is with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Engaging Middle School Students in Student Directed Inquiry through Virtual Environments for Learning National Science Foundation Four-year project with total funding of $1,685,499 2008......$565,787

Karen Butler-Purry (PI); Susan Pedersen (Co-PI), EPSY; Vinod Srinivasan (Co-PI) Butler-Purry is with Texas A&M Electrical Engineering, and Srinivasan is with Texas A&M Architecture CCLI: Enhancing Learning in Digital Systems Courses with Video Games National Science Foundation Two-year project with total funding of $123,890 2008......$6,202

POLLARD-DURODOLA, SHAROLYN; EPSY sdurodola@tamu.edu

Jorge Gonzalez (PI), EPSY; Deborah Simmons (Co-PI), EPSY; Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (Co-I), EPSY Project Words of Oral Reading and Language Development (WORLD) U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $1,292,086 2008......$447,288

RICCIO, CYNTHIA; EPSY criccio@tamu.edu

Cynthia Riccio (PI), EPSY; Jorge Gonzalez (Co-PI), EPSY Preparation of Leadership Personnel: Doctoral Training Program in School Psychology/Special Education and the Hispanic Child with Disabilities U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $795,044 2008......$198,761 Cynthia Riccio (PI), EPSY Preparation of Adult Living Training Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service 2008......$51,374 Cynthia Riccio (PI), EPSY Psychological Evaluations & Full and Individual Evaluations Bryan ISD 2008......$7,700 33


RIDLEY, CHARLES; EPSY

SCHEURICH, JIM; EAHR

Mary Shaw-Ridley (PI), HLKN; Charles Ridley (Co-PI), EPSY; Jeffrey Guidry (Co-I), HLKN The Health Disparities Academy: Developing Scientist-Practitioners for Careers in Public Health, Mental Health and Allied Health Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Two-year project with total funding of $293,247 2008......$134,600

Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Mary Alfred (Co-PI), EAHR; Dominique Chlup (Co-PI), EAHR 2007-2008 IHE Statewide Adult Literacy Clearinghouse Grant Texas Education Agency 2008......$1,309,359

cridley@tamu.edu

RIECHMAN, STEVEN; HLKN sriechman@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Differential Proteomics Approach to Identification of Novel Proteins Systemically Released from Contracting but not Resting Skeletal Muscle Huffines Institute Faculty Research Grants 2008......$4,928*

RUPLEY, WILLIAM; TLAC w-rupley@tamu.edu

Deborah Simmons (PI), EPSY; William Rupley (Co-PI), TLAC Enhancing the Quality of Expository Text Instruction and Comprehension through Content and Case-Situated Professional Development U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $1,498,530 2008......$499,510

SAGAS, MICHAEL; HLKN

PI U.S. Sports Industry Forum and Exchange Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea Two-year project with total funding of $21,000 2008......$12,000

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jscheurich@tamu.edu

Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Robert Capraro (Co-PI), TLAC; James Morgan (Co-PI) Morgan is with Texas A&M Civil Engineering. Mary Margaret Capraro is Co-PI in FY 09. North Texas STEM Center Texas Education Agency Three-year project with total funding of $1,638,657 2008......$686,458 Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Lauren Cifuentes (Co-PI), EPSY Professional Development for Schools, Teachers, Administrators and Regions STAR Grant Somerville ISD Two-year project with total funding of $288,318 2008......$188,355 Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR; Dominique Chlup (PI), EAHR Barbara Bush Texas Fund for Family Literacy Technical Assistance Project Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 2008......$34,609 Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR Professional Development Services Waco ISD Two-year project with total funding of $94,000 2008......$25,548 Jim Scheurich (PI), EAHR International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education Taylor & Francis Five-year project with total funding of $106,173 2008......$22,507


“Improving cardiorespiratory fitness through increased physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of all-cause mortality. The novel genes associated with high or low exercise training responses identified in this project could eventually be used to develop therapeutic agents for treatment of diseases associated with low levels of fitness, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.”

— Mike Massett, principal investigator, Genetic Basis for Exercise Training Responses

SHARP, AMY; EPSY

SIMMONS, DEBORAH; EPSY

Michael Benz (PI), EPSY; Lauren Cifuentes (Co-PI), EPSY; Amy Sharp (Co-PI), EPSY For Enhancement of Texas A&M Directory of Community Resources to Accommodate Incorporation of DADS Autism Service Provider Information Department of Aging and Disability Services 2008......$24,484

Deborah Simmons (PI), EPSY; Oi-man Kwok (Co-PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY Project Early Reading Intervention U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $2,885,628 2008......$724,045

sharp@tamu.edu

SHAW-RIDLEY, MARY; HLKN mdshaw@hlkn.tamu.edu

Mary Shaw-Ridley (PI), HLKN; Charles Ridley (Co-PI), EPSY; Jeffrey Guidry (Co-I), HLKN The Health Disparities Academy: Developing Scientist-Practitioners for Careers in Public Health, Mental Health and Allied Health Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Two-year project with total funding of $293,247 2008......$134,600

Kenneth Mcleroy (PI); Mary Shaw-Ridley (Program Director), HLKN McLeroy is serving a joint appointment between the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center – Social and Behavioral and Department of Health & Kinesiology The Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research – Administrative Core Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health-National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Five-year project with total funding of $6,837,724 (Project has three cores and three R01 research projects) 2008......$189,396

dsimmons@tamu.edu

Deborah Simmons (PI), EPSY; William Rupley (Co-PI), TLAC Enhancing the Quality of Expository Text Instruction and Comprehension through Content and CaseSituated Professional Development U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $1,498,530 2008......$499,510 Jorge Gonzalez (PI), EPSY; Deborah Simmons (Co-PI), EPSY; Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (Co-I), EPSY Project Words of Oral Reading and Language Development (WORLD) U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $1,292,086 2008......$447,288 Richard Parker (PI), EPSY; Shanna Hagan-Burke (Co-PI), EPSY; Deborah Simmons (Co-PI), EPSY Project ISEE: Preparing Intervention Scientists in Special Education U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $799,635 2008......$199,994

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“Exploring what educators in K-12 and higher educational settings can do during the educational process to improve the academic plight of African-American students is critical to our land-grant mission.”

— Chance Lewis, principal investigator, Success Factors Impacting African American Students in Engineering and Technology at Historically Black Universities

SINGER, JOHN; HLKN

SMITH, DENNIE; TLAC

George Cunningham (PI), HLKN; John Singer (Co-PI), HLKN Diversity in Athletics: An Assessment of Exemplars and Institutional Best Practices National Collegiate Athletic Association Three-year project with total funding of $244,946 2008......$99,334

Dennie Smith (PI), TLAC; Jack Helfeldt (Co-PI), TLAC Develop and Deliver Ph.D. Cohort Program Texas A&M International University Five-year project with total funding of $107,170 2008......$21,609

singerjn@hlkn.tamu.edu

denniesmith@tamu.edu

STELLEFSON, MICHAEL; HLKN SKRLA, LINDA; EAHR and DEAN lskrla@tamu.edu

PI Brazos Valley Early College High School Bryan ISD Two-year project with total funding of $50,000 2008......$25,000 Linda Skrla (PI), EAHR and DEAN P-16 College Readiness Special Advisors Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Two-year project with total funding of $30,000 2008......$15,000

SLOUGH, SCOTT; TLAC

mstell@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Efficacy of DVD Technology in COPD Self-Management Education of Rural Patients Department of Health and Human Services-PHS-The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2008......$29,446

STILLISANO, JACQUELINE; TLAC jstillisano@tamu.edu

Hersh Waxman (PI), TLAC; Jacqueline Stillisano (Co-PI), TLAC Evaluation of “Gates GO Center Partnership” Program Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Three-year project with total funding of $130,000 2008......$21,486

sslough@tamu.edu

Susan Pedersen (PI), EPSY; Janie Schielack (Co-PI); Scott Slough (Co-PI), TLAC; Douglas Williams (Co-PI) Schielack is with Texas A&M Mathematics, and Williams is with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Engaging Middle School Students in Student Directed Inquiry through Virtual Environments for Learning National Science Foundation Four-year project with total funding of $1,685,499 2008......$565,787

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STOUGH, LAURA; EPSY lstough@tamu.edu

PI Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Association of University Centers on Disabilities 2008......$200,000


Laura Stough (PI), EPSY; Dalun Zhang (Co-PI), EPSY Master’s Training Program for Instructional Specialists in Low-Incidence Disabilities U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $737,066 2008......$137,200

Carol Stuessy (PI), TLAC; James McNamara (Co-PI), EPSY Policy Research Initiative in Science Education to Improve Teaching and Learning in High School Science National Science Foundation Five-year project with total funding of $2,340,677 2008......$514,257

Laura Stough (PI), EPSY Research Education in Disaster Mental Health Dartmouth College Two-year project with total funding of $21,600 2008......$10,800

Carol Stuessy (PI), TLAC Plant IT Careers, Cases, Collaboration Botanical Society of America Three-year project with total funding of $543,795 2008......$162,540

STRADER, ARLEN; DEAN

Carol Stuessy (PI), TLAC Planting Science Research in Education Botanical Society of America Five-year project with total funding of $716,890 2008......$142,958

strader@tamu.edu

PI NSBRI Website and Special Public Outreach Project Support Baylor College of Medicine 2008......$143,098

STUESSY, CAROL; TLAC carolsd@suddenlink.net

Eric Simanek (PI); Jane Schielack (Co-PI); Carol Stuessy (Co-PI), TLAC; Susan Pedersen (Co-PI), EPSY Simanek is with Texas A&M Chemistry, and Schielack is with Texas A&M Mathematics Track 1, GK 12: Building Understanding through Research Partnerships and IT National Science Foundation Three-year project with total funding of $1,916,770 2008......$639,250

TONG, FUHUI; EPSY fuhuitong@tamu.edu

PI The Role of Latino Teachers’ Characteristics on Their English-Learning Students’ School Success Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$5,000

TORRES, MARIO; EAHR mstorres@tamu.edu

Jamie Callahan (PI), EAHR; Mario Torres (Co-PI), EAHR Investigating Leadership as a Pivotal Dimension in the Effective Integration of Non-traditional Teaching Strategies Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2009......$5,000

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VANNEST, KIMBERLY; EPSY kvannest@tamu.edu

PI D2K: Data to Knowledge - Progress Monitoring in Behavior and Academics Texas Education Agency Two-year project with total funding of $1,100,716 2008......$600,358

WALTERS, LYNNE MASEL; TLAC lynne-walters@tamu.edu

Lynne Masel Walters (PI), TLAC; Janet Hammer (Co-PI), TLAC; Teresa Jimarez (Co-PI), TLAC Interactive Science for the English Language Learner Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

WANG, JIA; EAHR jiawang@tamu.edu

PI Towards the Identification of Indicators for Effective Managerial Behavior: A Case of Sino-US Joint Venture in China Texas A&M - CEHD – Council of Principal Investigators 2008......$5,000*

WAXMAN, HERSH; TLAC hwaxman@tamu.edu

PI Integrated Education Research Center Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2008......$1,050,000

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Trina Davis (PI), TLAC; Hersh Waxman (Co-PI), TLAC Evaluation of Readiness for Online Testing in Texas Pearson Education Two-year project with total funding of $221,918 2008......$131,535 Hersh Waxman (Co-PI), TLAC; Jacqueline Stillisano (Co-PI), TLAC Evaluation of “Gates GO Center Partnership” Program Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Three-year project with total funding of $130,000 2008......$21,486

WEBB-JOHNSON, GWENDOLYN; EAHR gwebbj@tamu.edu

PI IES Educational Leadership Professional Development Model Texas A&M - CEHD – Council of Principal Investigators 2008......$5,000*

WOODMAN, CHRISTOPHER; HLKN woodmanc@hlkn.tamu.edu

PI Vascular Biology and Aging: Mechanisms of Endothelial Dysfunction American Heart Association Two-year project with total funding of $130,000 2008......$65,000 Christopher Woodman (PI), HLKN, sponsoring Daniel Trott Trott is a student in HLKN Caveolin Regulation of eNOS: Effects of Aging and Exercise American College of Sports Medicine 2008......$5,000


“ There’s very little research out there on the effect of disaster on disabilities. Most of the research focuses on the immediate impact or a couple of months out after the disaster has occurred, but what we’re interested in is their long-term recovery.”

— Laura Stough, principal investigator, Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

WOODWARD, ROBERT; EPSY

ZHANG, DALUN; EPSY

PI Youth Adventure Program (YAP) Participants 2008......$198,000

Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY; Anne Reber (Co-PI); Michael Benz (Co-PI), EPSY Reber is with Texas A&M Vice President for Student Services The Disability Training Network for the TAMU System U.S. Department of Education Three-year project with total funding of $937,563 2008......$313,636

drjay@tamu.edu

YALVAC, BUGRAHAN; TLAC yalvac@tamu.edu

Christine Ehlig-Economides (PI); Bugrahan Yalvac (Co-PI), TLAC; Ramesh Talreja (Co-PI); Nancy Simpson (Co-PI) Ehlig-Economides is with TAMU Petroleum Engineering, Talreja is with Aerospace Engineering, and Simpson is with Texas A&M Coordination Reading, Writing-Energy National Science Foundation Two-year project with total funding of $149,330 2008......$54,292

ZELLNER, LUANA; EAHR l-zellner@tamu.edu

Luana Zellner (PI), EAHR; Guadalupe Guerrero (Co-PI), EAHR; Ronald Zellner (Co-PI), EPSY A Study of the Relationship between Parent-Teacher Interactions and Hispanic Students’ Academic Performance in Middle Schools in the State of Texas Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

ZELLNER, RONALD; EPSY zellner@tamu.edu

Luana Zellner (PI), EAHR; Guadalupe Guerrero (Co-PI), EAHR; Ronald Zellner (Co-PI), EPSY A Study of the Relationship between Parent-Teacher Interactions and Hispanic Students’ Academic Performance in Middle Schools in the State of Texas Texas A&M Mexican American/Latino Research Center 2008......$10,000

dalun@tamu.edu

Laura Stough (PI), EPSY; Dalun Zhang (Co-PI), EPSY Master’s Training Program for Instructional Specialists in Low-Incidence Disabilities U.S. Department of Education Four-year project with total funding of $737,066 2008......$137,200 Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY; Leena Landmark (Co-PI), EPSY; Cheryl Grenwelge (Co-PI), EPSY Brazos Valley Employment Project Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Three-year project with total funding of $357,000 2008......$125,000 Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY Youth Leadership and Advocacy Projects Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Three-year project with total funding of $250,000 2008......$75,000 Dalun Zhang (PI), EPSY Youth Leadership Program Training Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Three-year project with total funding of $75,000 2008......$25,000

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