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EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA

fundinG year in review

fiscal year 2008-2009

A Joint Project of Office of Sponsored Projects and Research and Academic Affairs

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. — malcolm Forbes

grant enabled cross-cultural education trip to rural Alaska. See page 38.

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on the cover: Rodman Weston, Assistant Professor of Professional and Secondary Education, and Douglas Lare, Professor of Professional and Secondary Education, and students as they prepare to leave Fort Yukon to return to Fairbanks, Alaska. The goal of their project is to connect East Stroudsburg University students with veteran educators who have worked directly with the Native Alaskan culture in the remote village environment. For more information on their grant, please see page 38.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the President ........................................................................................................................2

Message from the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs .........................................3

External Grants.......................................................................................................................... 4-25, 28-33

Presidential Research Awards 2009 ................................................................................................... 26-27

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility Collaborative Projects.......................... 34

Faculty Development and Research (FDR) Major Grants ................................................................................................................................ 35-38 Mini Grants .................................................................................................................................. 39-42 Travel Grants................................................................................................................................ 43-49

Research and Economic Development .................................................................................. 50-51

External Funding Facts and Figures ........................................................................................................ 52

Index .......................................................................................................................................................... 53

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It is my pleasure to share with you the information contained in this third annual Year in Review. Upon review of each annual publication, I am impressed with both the variety and scope of projects that are submitted for external funding support. Certainly, this year is no different. As you read through the report, you’ll see grants that were awarded to support Centers of Teaching Excellence, Lyme Disease Testing of Parasites, Alcohol Awareness Programs, Dance Workshops, Scholarships, our University Police Force and just about everything in between.

To remain vibrant and attractive to high quality students, faculty and staff, we as a campus must work to continuously improve ourselves. This is evident in the attached Year in Review. Collectively, we have requested support from a more diverse variety of funders, reported an unprecedented increase in the amount of involvement in grant writing across all colleges and divisions, and have received supplementary reoccurring funding to enhance programs that are already in place. We as a community continue to build upon our past successes while improving our current campus, programs and facilities. In 2009, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania submitted over 100 grant proposals and received over $4.5M in external funding support. The entire campus community benefits from the outcomes of this financial support, which would not be available without the hard work of our colleagues who participated in grant-writing activities throughout the year.

external Grants

With the economic difficulties that impact our world, it is my sincere hope that ESU will increase the number, quality and diversity of grants that are submitted and that we will continue to compete and win support for our endeavors. Now and in the future, external grant funding will be sought after as an increasing source of much-needed financial support. As always, I applaud those of you who have already participated in the pursuit of external funds, and encourage those of you who are preparing to do so.

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Year in Review M e s s a g e fro m the I nteri m P rovost and V i c e P r e sident for A cade mic A ffairs As Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, I am delighted to provide an introduction to the Year in Review, ESU’s annual publication recognizing the outstanding work and many successes of our faculty and staff during the 2008-2009 academic year. Grant funded endeavors like those listed in this booklet complement the academic mission of ESU in many ways, all of which support our primary mission of providing a comprehensive educational experience where our students will learn to serve, lead and succeed in a global society. These grant funds help to support graduate assistantships, research projects and cultural events on our campus and in the community, and many other endeavors, all of which make ESU a great place to live, work, and learn. This publication is the third annual installment of the Year in Review; and you may have noticed that it is thicker than it has been in previous years. As in previous years, this report details the efforts of our faculty and staff to obtain grant funding from external sources. However, in the spirit of inclusion, the Year in Review will now also recognize all who have submitted grant applications. Starting with the 2008-2009 report, information about internal grants such as Faculty Development and Research (FDR) and the President’s Research Awards will be included in our annual report. Creating a more comprehensive publication allows us to highlight almost twice as many faculty who are involved in grant-writing at ESU, and also demonstrates the impressive reach of our scholarly activities and the internal support available to the campus. FDR recipients perform research and travel around the globe to present their research at professional conferences. The Presidential Research Awards have focused their support on a variety of scholarly activities and exploration. Both programs support professional development and enhance faculty and student recruitment efforts. In today’s competitive world of ever-shrinking resources, these activities continue to keep ESU visible in the global economy. If you have not yet attempted proposal development to seek funding support, I encourage you to try. If you have, I applaud you on grant-writing endeavors. No matter the source of funds or the size of the request, your additional efforts create opportunities that impact our campus for the better, and for that, I thank you.

Marilyn J. Wells

M a r i l y n J. W e l l s , P h .D. I n t e r i m P r o v o s t V i c e P r e s i d e n t f o r A c a d e m i c A f f a i r s

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Lesliee Antonette College of Arts and Sciences English “Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Project” Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education Amount Awarded: $46,000 Overview: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Project (NPWP) at ESU is a branch of the National Writing Project. The NPWP is committed to exploring issues of diversity as they relate to teachers, as well as students, and the ways in which writing and the teaching of writing can facilitate personal and academic growth for teachers and students. Each summer, the NPWP hosts a four-week, intensive summer invitational for teachers interested in exploring ways in which writing, teaching writing, and engaging diversity can facilitate success for ALL teachers and students.

“Infusing the Curriculum: The Race Relations Project and ‘Do Not Cancel That Class’ - Two Pilot Programs” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: These funds will be used to teach undergraduates how to facilitate difficult dialogues on diversity issues, using the Race Relations Project Model developed by Drs. Richards and Mulvey at the Pennsylvania State University, State College. In addition, funding will aid in the fostering of cross curricular conversation about diversity through the “Don’t Cancel That Class” (DCTC) program that allows faculty from one discipline to visit classes taught by colleagues in other disciplines in order to discuss diversity issues as they pertain to the students’ coursework.

Alberto Cardelle

external Grants

College of Health Sciences / Academic Affairs Health Studies

“Feasibility of a County-Wide Public Health Department in Monroe County” FUNDING SOURCE: Monroe County Commissioners AMOUNT REQUESTED: $35,000 OVERVIEW: Determine feasibility, costs and potential funding sources for Monroe County to develop a county-based Department of Public Health.

“Latino Needs Assessment” FUNDING SOURCE: Monroe County Commissioners AMOUNT AWARDED: $5,000 OVERVIEW: This project will provide a baseline study of rural Pennsylvania’s Latino residents. Among the issues to be examined are: health care, education, employment trends, housing, and access to government and human services.

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“Asthma Guide and Evaluation” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Health AMOUNT AWARDED: $187,000 OVERVIEW: The funding from this grant will be used to develop an intervention program and implementation guide for the chronic disease, Asthma, and to create an evaluation of the Asthma Statewide Partnership.

“CDC Steps to a Healthier U.S., Pennsylvania Project” FUNDING SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control AMOUNT AWARDED: $75,000 OVERVIEW: Grant funding will be used to design a Healthy Communities Implementation Resource Guide (HCIRG) which will contain evaluation results and case studies of evidence and practice-based interventions that are derived from the five-year Steps evaluation conducted by ESU and Dr. Cardelle. The HCIRG will be used as a tool for training and technical assistance that ESU shall provide to communities that are participating in the CDC’s five-year Healthy Communities (HC) initiative, or those communities that are interested in initiating or expanding the Healthy Communities model project.

“Steps/YMCA Health Literacy: Paving the Way to Community Wellness Evaluation” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Health AMOUNT AWARDED: $55,000 OVERVIEW: Funding would be used to create strategies to communicate and disseminate successful Steps to a Healthier Pennsylvania initiatives and outcomes, create and maintain Healthy Communities Implementation Resource Guide (HCIRG), and develop web-based Healthy Communities implementation tools.

“Assessment of Transportation Services Gap for Rural Military Veterans” FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT REQUESTED: $50,000 OVERVIEW: This funding will be used to assess the healthcare transportation available to PA rural veterans, their transportation needs, determine the existing gap in services, and suggest policy tools available to address the emerging gap. To do this, the project will use a supply and demand analysis of transportation available to veterans in 12 rural counties in Pennsylvania.

“Needs Assessment of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Providers in Rural Pennsylvania” FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT REQUESTED: $55,000 OVERVIEW: Funding will be used to explore the policy issues integral to the creation and maintenance of a viable complement of EMS providers in rural Pennsylvania. This study will look to identify the factors shaping rural EMS providers’ budgets and personnel complements. The project will develop a typology of providers, describe the state of the provider revenue streams and cost drivers.

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John Chang

College of Arts and Sciences Psychology “Project ENABLE: Enabling Individuals with Disabilities Through Computing” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT AWARDED: $37,000 OVERVIEW: In partnership with New Mexico State University, the goal of the project was to increase the number of individuals with mobility impairments who participate in computing and computer-related degree programs and careers.

“Physical Disability Empathy Workshop” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $3,177 OVERVIEW: This grant would provide support to the Physical Disability Empathy Workshop, which would work toward its goal to increase empathy and comfort levels among faculty, students, and staff when interacting with individuals with physical disabilities. To do this, the workshop would provide students with opportunities leading to active citizenship, social responsibility, and lifelong learning. The Physical Disability Empathy Workshop would establish diversity as a cornerstone of excellence and leadership throughout the system.

external Grants

Mary Devito

College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science “Keystone Innovation Grant “Situational Awareness System: Commercialization of the Common Operational Picture (COP)” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development AMOUNT AWARDED: $52,000 OVERVIEW: Funding for this project would support the commercialization of the Common Operational Picture (COP); a comprehensive, web-based solution for emergency management that enables collaboration across organizational boundaries while keeping sensitive information secure.

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The ESU Office of Sponsored Projects and Research was created in 2007.

Scott Dietrich

College of Arts and Sciences Athletic Training

“Development of a SMART Transportation Plan” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $150,000 OVERVIEW: The grant funding will be used to support a comprehensive campus-wide Smart Transportation plan that will increase safety and provide the campus and surrounding areas with more environmentally friendly travel options. The campus-wide Smart Transportation plan will create safer and more efficient transportation options, including multi-modal transportation such as pedestrian, bike, and transit; this plan will also relieve some of the traffic congestion around the university and surrounding areas.

John Elwood

College of Arts and Sciences Physics “Urban Teaching STEM Training through Experiential Education” FUNDING SOURCE: Motorola Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $75,000 OVERVIEW: Funding from this grant will be utilized to enhance the teaching and learning of science in middle school classrooms which have high percentages of minority students. Middle school teachers from Philadelphia, Allentown, and Reading, Pennsylvania will participate in a three week summer science institute which will enhance their content background and pedagogical skills. This summer science institute will help teachers pass the PRAXIS Middle School Science test and become highly qualified.

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Sussie Eshun

College of Arts and Sciences Psychology “Collaborative Outreach for Unrepresented High School Students” or “In their Own Words” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The purpose of the grant is to look at variables that could be aiding or inhibiting minority (Latino/African American) college students toward academic success. This study has several components including a series of focus group interviews and an extensive series of measures looking at attitudes of students that could either aid or impede their academic success.

“Infusing the Curriculum: The Race Relations Project and ‘Do Not Cancel That Class’ - Two Pilot Programs” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REWARDED: $10,000

external Grants

OVERVIEW: These funds will be used to teach undergraduates how to facilitate difficult dialogues on diversity issues, using the Race Relations Project Model developed by Drs. Richards and Mulvey at the Pennsylvania State University, State College. In addition, funding will aid in the fostering of cross curricular conversation about diversity through the “Don’t Cancel That Class” (DCTC) program that allows faculty from one discipline to visit classes taught by colleagues in other disciplines in order to discuss diversity issues as they pertain to the students’ coursework.

Kathleen Foster

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education “2008-2009 Americorps VISTA to Work with Service Learning Initiative” FUNDING SOURCE: Campus Compact AMOUNT AWARDED: $10,380 OVERVIEW: This proposal will lead to the creation of new community partnerships and increased opportunities for the university and local communities to collaboratively address community needs. These collaboratives will increase the number of service programs the ESU students participate in which are targeted at issues of poverty in the local communities.

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Hank Gardner

Enrollment Management “Pilot Program to Ease the Transition of Students Transferring from the Community College of Philadelphia to East Stroudsburg University” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $9,500 OVERVIEW: The funding from this grant will allow the Pilot Program to Ease the Transition of Students Transferring from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) to East Stroudsburg University to develop, implement, and revise a mentoring program for minority and lower socioeconomic students transferring in from a community college. The program’s goal is to ease the transition of students transferring in from the Community College of Philadelphia, thus increasing minority student enrollment and retention, through the implementation of a mentoring program.

Elizabeth Gibbons

College of Arts and Sciences Movement Act and Lifetime Fitness “Support of the ESU Dance Company: Dance in the Mountains” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Council on the Arts AMOUNT AWARDED: $785 OVERVIEW: The Dance in the Mountains Weekend Dance Intensive workshop is held annually in August in cooperation with the PA Dance Network. Several nationally and regionally known teachers came to ESU for this event, including Jeffery Ferguson, Kathryn Sullivan, Amy SmithBrown and Anita Bondi. This funding supported approximately 60 individuals from the university and community who participated in the workshop.

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Tom Gioglio

College of Arts and Sciences Athletics “Promoting Diversity in Athletics” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The funding from this grant will be used to help increase the recruitment and retention of under-represented student athletes at ESU. This program will provide opportunities for leadership to under-represented student athletes (minorities and women) while promoting cultural awareness to existing and traditional student athletes, faculty and staff.

Miguel Gonzales Office of Admissions

“Joint Recruitment Program” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE

external Grants

AMOUNT REQUESTED: $15,000

OVERVIEW: The goal of the Joint Recruitment Program is to showcase PASSHE schools to underrepresented students by hosting and funding a series of college fairs. The program will be offered to students attending high school in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

“PA Teach U” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $15,000 OVERVIEW: Funding will be used to help increase the enrollment rate of incoming freshman minority education majors for 2010-2011 and to develop partnerships with high schools and organizations that wish to send future teachers to ESU. The goal of the PA Teach U project is to increase cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity of students, faculty and professional and administrative employees.

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$124,084 in FDR support was awarded in Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

Beverlyn Grace-Odelye

College of Education Academic and Enrichment Learning

“ACT 101: 2008-2009” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $112,500 OVERVIEW: The goal of this program is to provide students with targeted intervention through counseling, tutoring, supportive services and program activities that enhance their academic potential for graduation from ESU. Act 101 funding provides necessary educational and support services to Pennsylvania undergraduate students whose cultural, economic, and educational disadvantages might impede their ability to pursue higher education opportunities successfully.

Patricia Graham

College of Arts and Sciences Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Studies “Infusing the Curriculum: The Race Relations Project and ‘Do Not Cancel That Class’ - Two Pilot Programs” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: These funds will be used to teach undergraduates how to facilitate difficult dialogues on diversity issues, using the Race Relations Project Model developed by Drs. Richards and Mulvey at the Pennsylvania State University, State College. In addition, funding will aid in the fostering of cross curricular conversation about diversity through the “Don’t Cancel That Class” (DCTC) program that allows faculty from one discipline to visit classes taught by colleagues in other disciplines in order to discuss diversity issues as they pertain to the students’ coursework.

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Bonnie Green

College of Arts and Sciences Psychology “Workshops Related to Assessing Diversity and Social Equity Funded Projects” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT AWARDED: $7,900 OVERVIEW: Funding was used to develop and host video workshops via video-conference to all PASSHE Universities in order to assist faculty to develop assessment protocols for Diversity and Social Equity Projects.

“Pilot Program to Ease the Transition of Students Transferring from the Community College of Philadelphia to East Stroudsburg University” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $9,500

external Grants

OVERVIEW: The funding from this grant will allow the Pilot Program to Ease the Transition of Students Transferring from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) to East Stroudsburg University to develop, implement, and revise a mentoring program for minority and lower socioeconomic students transferring in from a community college. The program’s goal is to ease the transition of students transferring in from the Community College of Philadelphia, thus increasing minority student enrollment and retention, through the implementation of a mentoring program.

“Understanding Implicit Attitudes Conveyed to and Possessed by Young Women that Impact Salary Negotiation” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT REQUESTED: $9,400 OVERVIEW: Funds provided would support investigation of the role of parental attitudes regarding gender and pay on the development of their daughter’s implicit attitudes on gender and pay equality. The findings will be applied on implicit attitudes of intelligence to implicit attitudes on gender pay deservedness to see if a workshop presentation can result in improvements from less adaptive to more adaptive attitudes on implicit views of gender pay deservedness in fathers, mothers, and their daughters.

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Jane Huffman

College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences “Lyme Disease Awareness and Tick Testing” FUNDING SOURCE: Department of Community and Economic Development AMOUNT AWARDED: $5,000 OVERVIEW: Funding will be used to provide residents and physicians in Monroe County with diagnostic tests which will confirm the presence or absence of Lyme Disease in ticks. These tests will allow residents and physicians to determine the risk of exposure and subsequent clinical treatment and follow-up. A tick card providing information on tick types and potential pathogens transmitted by ticks will be made available to Monroe County residents.

“Ecology of Infectious Diseases” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $881,882 OVERVIEW: The funds from this grant will be used to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity for hands-on experiences with field equipment and instruction to collection data while researching rapidly-spreading diseases, such as the mosquito borne disease, the West Nile Virus (WNV).

“Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Infectious Agents in New Jersey Black Bears” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $390,826 OVERVIEW: Support from NSF would provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study spatial and temporal variations in the risk for infectious diseases in black bears. The objectives of this study are to aid in establishing baselines for current black bear health and condition, provide a means for early detection of disease and provide ongoing, long-term surveillance, continue to build the archive of samples for future analysis, incorporate spatial components into a model that identifies areas of high disease risk within the state and assesses the risk of disease spread.

“Landscape Genetics of Northern River Otters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey” FUNDING SOURCE: Northeast Regional Conservation Needs Grant Program AMOUNT REQUESTED: $16,145 OVERVIEW: The funds from this grant will be used to conduct genotyping of river otters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey to examine and monitor how otters are expanding their habitat range. Students would collect and compile a library of genetic samples for river otters, acquire and analyze blood samples and external parasites for disease monitoring, delineate home ranges of wild river otters using radio-telemetry in Pennsylvania, determine habitat use/ preferences of otters within home rages using telemetry data and GIS mapping, determine diet preferences of river otters through stomach content analysis, and provide a Master’s thesis providing comprehensive results of data collected pertain to landscape genetics of river otters within the area.

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“Genetic Analysis and Demographic Movements of Northern River Otters within Pennsylvania and New Jersey” FUNDING SOURCE: Furbearers Unlimited AMOUNT REQUESTED: $7,250 OVERVIEW: These funds will be used to conduct research on River Otters in both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas. This research will provide insight as to the relationship of otter genotypes and how home range size, dispersal, and social behavior affects gene flow between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and it will also provide the ability to determine if barriers exist between the two states.

“Landscape Genetics of Northern River Otters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey” FUNDING SOURCE: River Otter Alliance AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this research is to examine and monitor how otters are expanding their habitat range from their original diminishing range. Habitat expansion has been possible through the implementation of harvest regulations, habitat restoration, and reintroduction programs. Genotyping, disease monitoring and tracking individual otters will be components of this project.

“Diet Analysis, Habitat, Genotyping of Pennsylvania, New Jersey River Otters” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Trappers Association AMOUNT REQUESTED: $11,500 OVERVIEW: Funding from this grant will go toward researching the diet of the NJ River Otter. In order to better assess the otter’s diet, otters will be trapped and a device to track their diet and possible infection will be placed in the otter’s stomach; within 24 hours after the operation the otters will be released into their habitat.

“Retrofitting Dumpsters with Bear Resistant Lids to Reduce Human-Bear Conflict in New Jersey” FUNDING SOURCE: Berryman Institute

external Grants

AMOUNT REQUESTED: $15,000

OVERVIEW: The objectives of this study are to better understand the biology and ecology of the bears that inhabit developed areas and feed regularly on dumpsters, reduce and prevent bear conflict problems, such as property damage and vehicle strikes, reduce management killing of bears as a result of conflicts, conduct a pre- and post-survey of residents in the study site on their views of black bears, and provide public education for residents of the community in the use of black bear resistant garbage containers.

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Jeff Jones Admissions

“White Williams Partnership” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE AMOUNT AWARDED: $30,000 OVERVIEW: The White-Williams Scholars Program was founded in 1800 as the Magdalen Society, a non-profit organization committed to assisting academically exceptional, low-income public high school students in the Philadelphia area to prepare them for college careers. It is an extension of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s R. Benjamin Wiley program. These funds provide opportunities to over 100 talented students to participate in ESU’s college-preparation programs in English and Math. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize computer labs and to observe some of the educational features which are part of the university’s new Science and Technology Center such as its Observatory and Planetarium.

In Fiscal Year 2009, over $22M in external funding was requested.

Patricia Kennedy College of Arts and Sciences Fine Arts

“Pennsylvania Canadian Studies Research” FUNDING SOURCE: Canadian Consulate AMOUNT AWARDED: $1,700 OVERVIEW: The funding from these three grants supported students to take a research trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland to investigate Canadian materials regarding Marconi’s first transAtlantic radio broadcast; travel to Toronto, Canada for four days to study Canadian culture and media; and participate in a research trip to Campobello Island, Canada to investigate the reasons for the failure of a proposed Canadian/U.S. tidal hydroelectric power-generating plant in the 1940s.

“Mid Atlantic and North East Council on Canadian Studies” FUNDING SOURCE: Canadian Consulate AMOUNT REWARDED: $485 OVERVIEW: Funding was used to cover the costs of the annual Pennsylvania Canadian Studies meeting and conference that Patricia Kennedy organized and hosted at ESU in March 2009. Four ESU faculty and one ESU undergraduate student presented research at this conference; while four more ESU faculty attended a workshop on teaching Canada Across the Curriculum.

“New York Times Scholarship” FUNDING SOURCE: New York Times AMOUNT AWARDED: $1000 OVERVIEW: Funds were used to cover the costs of attendance to present at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities National American Democracy Project Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June 2009.

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Irina Khusid

College of Arts and Sciences Psychology “Understanding Implicit Attitudes Conveyed to and Possessed by Young Women that Impact Salary Negotiation” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $9,400 OVERVIEW: Funds provided to the “Understanding Implicit Attitudes Conveyed to and Possessed by Young Women that Impact Salary Negotiation” will be used to understand the role of parental attitudes regarding gender and pay on the development of their daughter’s implicit attitudes on gender and pay equality. The findings will be applied on implicit attitudes of intelligence to implicit attitudes on gender pay deservedness to see if a workshop presentation can result in improvements from less adaptive to more adaptive attitudes on implicit views of gender pay deservedness in fathers, mothers, and their daughters.

Pamela Kramer-Ertel

external Grants

College of Education Dean of Education

“Math and Science Curriculum Development and Professional Development for Teachers” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $95,000 OVERVIEW: Faculty at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will partner with Pennsylvania high schools currently engaged in establishing curricular tracks in the health sciences to provide an environmental scan, curriculum review, mentoring, and professional development opportunities. These efforts will help guide the development of their health sciences curricula and any necessary adjustments to their campus climates. Additionally, during the 2009-10 school year, high school students interested in pursuing careers in health sciences will be partnered with ESU education students majoring in mathematics and science disciplines for mentoring and tutoring. Finally, in the summer of 2010, high school students will attend a pre-college camp program at ESU designed to increase their understanding of, and interest in, mathematics and science as applied to careers in the health sciences disciplines.

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John Kraybill-Greggo College of Arts and Sciences Sociology

“2008-2009 AmeriCorps VISTA to work with Service Learning Initiative” FUNDING SOURCE: Campus Compact AMOUNT AWaRDED: $10,280 OVERVIEW: This proposal will lead to the creation of new community partnerships and increased opportunities for the university and local communities to collaboratively address community needs. These collaboratives will increase the number of service programs ESU students participate in that are targeted at issues of poverty in the local communities.

Thomas LaDuke

College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences “Distribution and Population Study of the Eastern Spadefoot Toad” (Year Three) Funding Source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Funding Amount: $71,746 overview: Dr. LaDuke and a team of students and volunteers continue to gather data related to the population and habitat of the Eastern Spadefoot Toad (EST) in Pennsylvania. This information will assist in an assessment of the current geographic distribution of ESTs, identify new breeding sites, determine a conservation plan with the Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Pan, and implement conservation plans with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to sustain this species and their habitats.

“Eastern Mud Turtle” (Year Two) Funding Source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Funding Amount: $18,002 overview: This funding supports the on-going identification of the status and distribution of the Eastern Mud Turtle (EMT) throughout Pennsylvania. Once completed, the data collected will assist the PFBC to create a comprehensive conservation and management plan for maintaining viable populations of the EMT.

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Douglas Lare

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education “Math and Science Curriculum Development and Professional Development for Teachers” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $95,000 OVERVIEW: Faculty at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will partner with Pennsylvania high schools currently engaged in establishing curricular tracks in the health sciences to provide an environmental scan, curriculum review, mentoring, and professional development opportunities. These efforts will help guide the development of their health sciences curricula and any necessary adjustments to their campus climates. Additionally, during the 2009-10 school year, high school students interested in pursuing careers in health sciences will be partnered with ESU education students majoring in mathematics and science disciplines for mentoring and tutoring. Finally, in the summer of 2010, high school students will attend a pre-college camp program at ESU designed to increase their understanding of, and interest in, mathematics and science as applied to careers in the health sciences disciplines.

“Centers for Teaching Excellence- Year Three Funding” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education

external Grants

AMOUNT AWARDED: $75, 000

OVERVIEW: The Centers for Teaching Excellence are part of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s latest professional development initiative to boost student achievement by improving teaching quality. The Centers work closely with local school districts to recruit high-quality candidates and provide support and mentoring for teachers who are candidates for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

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Randy Light

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Services “Alcohol Awareness” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

In Fiscal Year 2009, 110 grant proposals were submitted, an increase of 16% from 2008.

AMOUNT REQUESTED: $11,500 OVERVIEW: Funding will be used toward changing the campus drinking culture through the implementation of research based education, prevention, and intervention practices in an effort to reduce the negative impact of the misuse and abuse of alcohol. It will also create an environment which increases personal and academic success through the promotion of low risk and healthy life styles.

“Choices Grant” FUNDING SOURCE: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) AMOUNT REQUESTED: $30,000 OVERVIEW: The funding from this grant will be used to create drug and alcohol awareness programs in an effort to reduce drug and alcohol use among students in the Greek and Athletic communities. The Choices in Living Your Live (CHYLL) program will include the Social Norms Campaign, Peer Education and Leadership, Campus-Community Enhancement, Athletic Alcohol Seminar, and Athletic Leadership Speaker Series. The CHYLL program is designed as an educational strategy to teach responsibility or “accountability for our actions” as the ESU Values Statement espouses.

William Loffredo College of Art and Sciences Chemistry

“Urban Teaching STEM Training Through Experiential Education” FUNDING SOURCE: Motorola Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $75,000 OVERVIEW: Funding from this grant will be utilized to enhance the teaching and learning of science in middle school classrooms which have high percentages of minority students. Middle school teachers from Philadelphia, Allentown, and Reading, Pennsylvania will participate in a three week summer science institute which will enhance their content background and pedagogical skills. This summer science institute will help teachers pass the PRAXIS Middle School Science test and become highly qualified.

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Terry Master

College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences “The Population Density and Habitat Preferences of the Cerulean Warbler in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $6,002 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this grant is to study and document the population density of the Cerulean Warblers in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area and to compare it with the population densities of the core of their range in West Virginia. The Cerulean Warbler is one of the fastest declining populations of songbirds in North America with an overall population decline of 26% from 1980 to 2003. This grant will also be used to investigate the habitat characteristics of the Cerulean Warbler in the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.

Ronald Mihalko

College of Education Field Experiences and Partnerships “Centers for Teaching Excellence- Year Two Funding” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $175, 000 OVERVIEW: The Centers for Teaching Excellence are part of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s latest professional development initiative to boost student achievement by improving teaching quality. The Centers work closely with local school districts to recruit high-quality candidates and provide support and mentoring for teachers who are candidates for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

external Grants

Reto Muller

College of Arts and Sciences Sociology “Infusing the Curriculum: The Race Relations Project and ‘Do Not Cancel That Class’ - Two Pilot Programs” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: These funds will be used to teach undergraduates how to facilitate difficult dialogues on diversity issues, using the Race Relations Project Model developed by Drs. Richards and Mulvey at the Pennsylvania State University, State College. In addition, funding will aid in the fostering of cross curricular conversation about diversity through the “Don’t Cancel That Class” (DCTC) program that allows faculty from one discipline to visit classes taught by colleagues in other disciplines in order to discuss diversity issues as they pertain to the students’ coursework.

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Robin Olson Police

“Pennsylvania Emergency Management Grants” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Pass-Through Funds AMOUNT REQUESTED: $22,138 OVERVIEW: Funds from this grant will be used to purchase equipment, such as bullet proof vests, riot gear (helmets, shields), and other specialized equipment, in order for the ESU campus police to adequately and efficiently respond to potential campus threats. In addition, this funding will be used to support specialized training in Active Shooter, Riot Response, and Threat Assessment/ Investigation in order to prepare for new dynamics facing University Police.

Fernando Perez

College of Education Academic Enrichment and Learning “TRIO- Student Support Services” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $220,000 OVERVIEW: This program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of a post-secondary education. This funding provides mentoring, tutoring, and a variety of supportive and social programs.

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Suzanne Fischer Prestoy College of Health Sciences Nursing

“Nursing Education Grant” FUNDING SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation AMOUNT AWARDED: $30,230 OVERVIEW: This program will provide financial support as scholarships to encourage additional students to pursue Nursing as an academic and professional choice and to facilitate the successful completion of this goal at ESU.

“Nursing Education Grant Program; Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania” FUNDING SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation AMOUNT AWARDED: $8,985

external Grants

OVERVIEW: This grant provides scholarship funds for academically talented but financially needy Nursing Students at ESU to assist them in a timely completion of the Nursing program.

Samuel Quainoo

College of Arts and Sciences Political Science “Fulbright Scholar” FUNDING SOURCE: Institute of International Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $25,000 OVERVIEW: Established in 1946, the Fulbright Scholar program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. With a vast experience of introducing Ghanaian and African politics to American students, Dr. Quainoo requested Fulbright Scholar support to facilitate the ESU Summer in Ghana program experience for Pennsylvania scholars and teachers.

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In Fiscal Year 2009, 68 proposals were funded; a 62% award rate.

Juan Rodriguez Enrollment Services

“Minority Male Mentoring Program” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $12,000 OVERVIEW: This grant will support the development of an intervention program for minority male students at ESU that will combine mentoring support with a series of motivational and developmental workshops specifically targeted at incoming minority, male students. The program reflects the university’s dedication to diversity and will help to increase recruitment, retention, and academic performance of minority males.

Gina Scala

College of Education Special Education “Improving Student Results: A Focus on Highly Qualified Special Education Personnel” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education State Personnel Development Grant AMOUNT AWARDED: $75,000 OVERVIEW: This grant will be used to work with highly qualified special education teachers to help them reach the goals of successfully meeting the revised requirements for certification in Pennsylvania.

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Paul Schembari

College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science “Scholarship and Capacity Building for Information Assurance (08-09)” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) AMOUNT AWARDED: $118,494 OVERVIEW: The purpose of the program is to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of Information Assurance (IA) to meet the DoD’s increasing dependence on information technology for war fighting and security of its information infrastructure.

“NEPA STEM Coordinator” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania STEM Initiative AMOUNT AWARDED: $15,000

external Grants

OVERVIEW: This funding has been used to allow Dr. N. Paul Schembari to act as the Northeastern Pennsylvania STEM Coordinator. NEPA STEM acts as the region’s interface to the PA STEM Initiative, a statewide partnership dedicated to preparing the Commonwealth for global competitiveness through a statewide strategy of enhanced science, technology engineering and mathematics education and career development opportunities for Pennsylvania students and communities.

“Workforce Leadership Grant: 2+2+2 Computer Security” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $80,000 OVERVIEW: The 2+2+2 program in Computer Security is a partnership program between regional high schools, community colleges, and ESU to create a pipeline of educational and career awareness opportunities who are interested in the computer security field. The intent of this program is to improve the supply of and create a pipeline of highly skilled technical workers needed to support the existing and emerging occupations and industries that Pennsylvania will require to compete in a globally competitive technology-based economy. The program is intended to ensure that Pennsylvania is a national leader in the development of industry focused curricula partnerships.

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Steven Schreiner

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education “Centers for Teaching Excellence- Year Three Funding” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $75,000

OVERVIEW: The Centers for Teaching Excellence are part of Governor Edward G. Rendell’s latest professional development initiative to boost student achievement by improving teaching quality. The Centers work closely with local school districts to recruit high-quality candidates and provide support and mentoring for teachers who are candidates for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

Justin Scott

College of Arts and Sciences Athletics “Promoting Diversity in Athletics” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The funding from this grant will be used to help increase the recruitment and retention of under-represented student-athletes at ESU. This program will provide leadership opportunities to student-athletes (especially minorities and women) while promoting cultural awareness to existing and traditional student-athletes, faculty and staff.

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fiscal year 2008-2009 presidential Research awards

Presidential Research Awards 2009 Bonnie A. Green, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology “Assessing Implicit Attitudes Void of Influences from Explicit Attitudes: A Research Proposal” Implicit attitudes, attitudes not available to consciousness, have been deemed the “unseen mind”. However, when a person is aware of his or her attitude, that attitude is said to be “explicit” in nature, that is, it is available to consciousness. Research has shown that it is our implicit attitudes that are more important because it is these, which form over the course of a lifetime, that drive our behavior and our decisions. In order to understand these implicit attitudes, research focusing on closing the academic achievement gap is currently being performed, with particular awareness regarding the disparity between races and genders with regard to academic success, specifically related to math and science. Dr. Bonnie Green and several East Stroudsburg University undergraduate students have been examining implicit cognitive structures, particularly implicit attitudes, possessed by students that can be related to academic success. These cognitive structures are not available to consciousness yet impact behavior. Dr. Green hopes to continue her research in this field with the help of this grant. The first phase of this research will build on the prior measurement of implicit attitudes, since it is already known that the measurement is behaving in the direction predicted. The last two phases will focus on measurement validation and measurement implementation using revised the revised version of the Implicit Attitude Measure.

Matthew S. Wallace, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences “New Resources on North American Treehoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Membracidae) a Web-based Interactive Identification Key and an Evolutionary History of the Tribe Smiliini” Treehoppers are an extraordinary group of insects marveled for their strange anatomy and behaviors. Many species are difficult to identify, especially the dominant treehopper group in the United States, the tribe Smiliini. This tribe is the largest in the U.S. and contains 23 genera and 184 species. Despite the need for reliable identification of these species, the tools for doing so are not widely available. To address these problems in treehopper systematics, Dr. Matthew Wallace has proposed two major activities, both never attempted for this group. The first is the development of an Internet accessible, interactive identification key to the 23 genera in the tribe Smiliini, and the second is the construction of a phylogenetic tree that will illustrate the evolutionary history of these genera.

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The first phase of this proposal will be the acquisition of the representative species within tribe Smiliini. Many of these are already housed in the East Stroudsburg University Insect Collection, and the remaining will be acquired on loan from a number of museums and universities. The second phase of this proposal will be the establishment of a list of anatomical characters that will be used to differentiate the 23 genera. The third phase involves the construction of the interactive key using several different software programs, and the last phase will be to use this information to examine the history and geographic dispersal patterns for the genera.

2009 marks the third year of Presidential Research Grant Awards.

John S. Smith, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Tracy A. Whitford, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences “Estrogens in the Environment: Monitoring the Brodhead Watershed for Environmental Estrogens and their Effects on Fish Populations” Many of the chemicals entering our watersheds disrupt biological functions that are normally controlled by hormones. Recently studies have linked abnormalities such as decreased fertility, abnormal sex ratios, and unusual development to pharmaceuticals and personal care products and various common dispersing detergents that are regularly washed into watersheds through storm drains or municipal sewage processing. In particular, the Brodhead Watershed drains municipal and industrial areas into the Delaware River as it passes through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This valuable resource may be in jeopardy due to the high amount of runoff. This proposal by Dr. John Smith and Dr. Tracy Whitford seeks to protect this resource by establishing a monitoring program to detect the presence of environmental estrogens in the Brodhead Watershed. To accomplish this they will establish assays that will detect estrogenic compounds and also develop sampling procedures. In addition, they will develop a future collaboration with the PA Fish and Game commission in order to survey fish populations, and lastly they will develop an educational outreach program involving local community organizations to prevent the release of hormone disrupting chemicals in the future.

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Steve Shive

College of Health Sciences Health “Colorectal Cancer Intervention in Older Korean Americans” FUNDING SOURCE: National Institutes of Health AMOUNT REQUESTED: $972,010 OVERVIEW: This project addresses the critical need for translation of an effective Colorectal Cancer (CRC) intervention into the Korean community to promote screening and reduce the harm by CRC. This study will examine the effectiveness of multiple methods of translation into the community in conjunction with clinical practitioners. This project will take advantage of an existing collaboration between a team at an academic institution (East Stroudsburg University), the Asian Community Cancer Coalition in the Delaware Valley region, and clinical partners. The project proposes to determine and develop translational and diffusion strategies for an effective CRC intervention, to determine what modifications should be made, develop strategies for translation and utilization of the effective CRC intervention among older Koreans into clinical practice by engaging physicians and other healthcare providers. It also proposes to evaluate the efficacy of the translational methods to more rapidly move scientific findings into communities regarding the risk factors associated with CRC, its early detection, and treatment by implementing the CRC intervention in community and clinical settings. A “how to” manual will also be developed for replication by future health professionals.

external Grants

Lucy Stanovick

College of Arts and Sciences English “Northeast Pennsylvania Writing Project” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $46,000 OVERVIEW: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Project (NPWP) at ESU is a branch of the National Writing Project. The NPWP is committed to exploring issues of diversity as they relate to teachers, as well as students, and the ways in which writing and the teaching of writing can facilitate personal and academic growth for teachers and students. Each summer, the NPWP hosts a fourweek, intensive summer invitational for teachers interested in exploring ways in which writing, teaching writing, and engaging diversity can facilitate all teachers and students.

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Rhonda Sutton College of Education Reading

“Critical Evaluation of Diverse Children’s Literature and Its Impact on Diverse Student Achievement in Reading” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $15,000 OVERVieW: This grant will support the Critical Evaluation of Diverse Children’s Literature and Its Impact on Diverse Student Achievement in Reading project. It will aid ESU’s Department of Reading Education faculty in employing culturally responsive pedagogy as it critically examines issues surrounding diverse children’s literature.

Thomas Tauer

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean “NASA Wallops Flight Facility – Student-Faculty Research Collaborative” FUNDING SOURCE: Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations AMOUNT REQUESTED: $2,000,000 OVERVIEW: This grant would provide support for faculty, program and laboratory costs, as well as student educational and internship costs for East Stroudsburg University’s partnership with the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. This program has been undertaken by ESU faculty and administration as part of the Marine Science Consortium to promote student development in the sciences and faculty research in areas of interest to NASA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Uriel Trujillo Upward Bound Director

“Upward Bound: Year Four” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $397,389 OVERVIEW: Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree; and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter post-secondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

Matthew Wallace

external Grants

College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences

“Developing Identification Tools for Treehoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Membracidae) North of Mexico: an Online Interactive Key to the Genera of the United States and Checklist of Species” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $6,500 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the wide variety of Treehoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Membracidae) in both the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the scrub oak barrens of Long Pond, PA. From this research, an online database will be created to help the layman better identify this unique insect and prevent Treehoppers from being confused with other more agriculturally hazardous insects. The online database will utilize Lucid3 Builder software to catalogue the many different components of this varied species. This data base will be open and free of charge to everyone, including students and faculty.

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In Fiscal Year 2009, over $4.5M was awarded to ESU.

Rodman Weston

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education

“Faculty-Student Collaborative Research in Multicultural Education: The Native Alaskan Model and Its Meaning for Pennsylvania’s Educators” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $14,960 OVERVIEW: Funding from this grant will be used to help expose ESU education students to different cultural diversities. Students will become familiar with Obgu’s theory of voluntary and involuntary minorities and the associated concept of the oppositional culture in relation to the schools serving Athabascan Indians.

Mollie Whalen

College of Arts and Sciences Academic Enrichment “Understanding Implicit Attitudes Conveyed to and Possessed by Young Women that Impact Salary Negotiation” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $9,400 OVERVIEW: Funds provided to the “Understanding Implicit Attitudes Conveyed to and Possessed by Young Women that Impact Salary Negotiation” will be used to understand the role of parental attitudes regarding gender and pay on the development of their daughter’s implicit attitudes on gender and pay equality. The findings will be applied on implicit attitudes of intelligence to implicit attitudes on gender pay deservedness to see if a workshop presentation can result in improvements from less adaptive to more adaptive attitudes on implicit views of gender pay deservedness in fathers, mothers, and their daughters.

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Howard Whidden College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences

“Natural Resource Stewardship and Science” FUNDING SOURCE: National Park Service AMOUNT AWARDED: $1,200 OVERVIEW: This funding will be used in the identification, preparation and mounting of mammal skins and skeletons as requested by the National Park Service.

“Natural Resource Stewardship and Science” FUNDING SOURCE: National Park Service AMOUNT AWARDED: $2,500 OVERVIEW: Funding will support research of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in bats. Bats will be captured as part of the Targeted Mammal Inventory and tissue samples will be collected, placed in RNA Later Vials and on FTA cards, and shipped for analysis.

Andrew Whitehead

external Grants

College of Education Childhood and Elementary Education

In collaboration with Peter Gibbons, Kathleen Cups, Stephen Soltys, Judy A. Werner “Collaborative for Achievement in Mathematics in Pennsylvania – Promoting Middle School Progress” FUNdING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $12,338,255 OVERVIEW: Funding for this project will focus on teaching and learning of mathematics in middle grades 4-8. The project seeks to improve mathematics competency of students in grades 4-8, improving the students’ success while transitioning from the upper elementary self-contained classrooms to the lower secondary grades with discipline specific teachers. To accomplish its goals the program will utilize math coaching and tutoring, and summer mathematics camps providing content-rich activities and career awareness.

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Craig Wilson

College of Education Childhood and Elementary Education “Urban Teaching STEM Training Through Experiential Education” FUNDING SOURCE: Motorola Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $75,000

OVERVIEW: Funding from this grant will be utilized to enhance the teaching and learning of science in middle school classrooms which have high percentages of minority students. Middle school teachers from Philadelphia, Allentown, and Reading, Pennsylvania will participate in a three week summer science institute which will enhance their content background and pedagogical skills. This summer science institute will help teachers pass the PRAXIS Middle School Science test and become highly qualified.

Reuben Yarmus

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education “Math and Science Curriculum Development and Professional Development for Teachers” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $95,000 OVERVIEW: Faculty at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will partner with Pennsylvania high schools currently engaged in establishing curricular tracks in the health sciences to provide an environmental scan, curriculum review, mentoring and professional development opportunities. These efforts will help guide the development of their health sciences curricula and any necessary adjustments to their campus climates. Additionally, during the 2009-10 school year, high school students interested in pursuing careers in health sciences will be partnered with ESU education students majoring in mathematics and science disciplines for mentoring and tutoring. Finally, in the summer of 2010, high school students will attend a pre-college camp program at ESU designed to increase their understanding of, and interest in, mathematics and science as applied to careers in the health sciences disciplines

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fiscal year 2008-2009 Goddard Space Flight Center’s collaborative Projects

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility collaborative Projects H a k l i n K i mm College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science CAN-Based CubSAT Bus System Design and Development There have been studies on using COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) buses to design a CubeSAT with a payload, where bus is a shared communication medium for multiple computers/ components. Currently at the ESU Computer Science Department, we are working on how to connect those small subsystems efficiently and flawlessly, and to function properly in the harsh environment such as low battery power, extreme temperature, notso-easy stabilization and others. As part of our fulfillment on this project, the testing prototype system has been developed and is working as we planned; three robots can provide synchronized moves and coordinated moves as seen in the factory assembly lines. Later, each robot on the CAN bus can be replaced by an actual subsystem of CubeSAT or CubSATs in order to develop failure-free, reusable and power-aware CAN-based CubeSAT bus system.

John Elwood College of Arts and Sciences Physics Cosmic Rays

The gondola hangs from the launch vehicle (“Big Bill”) during the static hang test at Fort Sumner, NM. Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility personnel are visible making final adjustments, and the ESU detector is visible in the center left of the picture.

During the summer of 2009, two undergraduate students (Joshua Joyce and Joshua Maichin) designed, assembled, and tested a solid state cosmic ray detector to be flown aboard a high-altitude balloon. Preliminary construction and calibration was accomplished at ESU before the detector was shipped to New Mexico. The completed detector was launched from Fort Sumner, NM on September 18, 2009, and remained at an altitude of 130,000 feet for approximately 24 hours. After the flight, the detector was returned to ESU for etching and analysis. In addition to expanding our knowledge of high energy cosmic rays, the results of the work may provide the basis for further investigations into shielding, and may also provide greater understanding about the nature of “soft crashes” in onboard computing systems.

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Major Grants (Awards up to $6,500) Alberto Alegre Assistant Professor Early Childhood and Elementary Education Dr. Alegre joined the ESU faculty in 2006. Parental Behaviors and Children’s School Adjustment: Mediation via Emotional Security and Emotional Intelligence Amount awarded: $6,500 Overview: The relationship between parental behaviors or practices and children’s difficulties at school have been clearly demonstrated in research literature. However, what is not yet clear is how one variable affects the other. More research is needed to establish the mediating roles of emotional insecurity and emotional intelligence between parents’ behaviors and children’s school adjustment. This proposal by Dr. Alegre intends to do just that by gathering information from children, parents, and teachers at participating schools. Parents will answer questions regarding their behaviors of availability to and discipline of their children’s behaviors. Children will answer questions regarding their emotional and behavioral reactions when there is parental unavailability or parental control. Teachers will report on the children’s school adjustment. The results of this study will then be analyzed to determine if parental unavailability and parental disciplinary control will affect the children’s emotional security and emotional intelligence negatively and in turn affect children’s school adjustment.

Faculty Development and Research Grants

Faculty Development and Research (FDR)

Susan (Amirian) Bonser Associate Professor Media Communication and Technology Dr. Bonser joined the ESU faculty in 2003.

Amount awarded: $6,500 Overview: The department of Media Communication and Technology encompasses disciplines that by their nature change to accommodate rapidly evolving technologies, hardware, software, professional practices, and modes of communication. This proposal is to fund advanced professional development in order to update the technologies that Dr. Bonser is currently teaching at ESU. She will be learning new software and technologies during four days of courses provided by Future Media Concepts in Philadelphia. The content of the courses will be the professional application of the latest programs from Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 including Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Contribute, Flex, Air, and Newtek’s Lightwave. These customized courses will give her greater knowledge to make significant updates to best reflect new software and techniques used today in current courses and to propose and develop new courses.

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fiscal year 2008-2009 aculty Development and Research Grants

Alberto Cardelle Associate Professor Health Studies Dr. Cardelle joined the ESU faculty in 1999. Immigration Policies, Acculturation, and Social Capital: An International Comparison Amount awarded: $6,450 Overview: The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a record of 37.9 million in 2007 and immigrants now account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest in 80 years. However, the health and welfare of these immigrant communities has received less of the focus than the labor needs the immigrants fill. From a public health perspective, there is literature showing that there is a relation between acculturation and health status. This proposal by Dr. Cardelle is to develop and test a research methodology that can identify policies and strategies that facilitate the acculturation process of immigrants. This study will work with organizations providing services to immigrants in order to sample households in both Pennsylvania and Galecia, Spain. The results of this study will be a descriptive analysis that will look at trends between acculturation, levels of social capital, and “pro-integration” immigration policies. From this, a report will make recommendations of potential policies that may positively impact acculturation and social capital and therefore immigrant health and well being.

Laurene Clossey Assistant Professor Sociology Dr. Clossey joined the ESU faculty in 2007. Utilizing Appreciative Inquiry to Facilitate Organized Transformation in a Mental Health Agency Amount requested: $6,392 Overview: A new consumer-driven approach to psychiatric care, the Recovery Model, has been implemented, but not without controversy. Mental health agencies across the country are struggling to shift from the traditional medical model systems of care to the consumer-driven care that promotes client rehabilitation and recovery. Dr. Clossey has proposed a study designed to determine how an organization’s culture can be changed so that participants are able to embrace this new model. To do this there will be a field test of an organizational tool called the Appreciative Inquiry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. More specifically, the study will shed light on whether this tool may be an effective method for moving beyond the obstacle of meeting the state mandate to implement the Recovery Model and obtaining staff buy-in. The end goal will be to demonstrate whether Appreciative Inquiry was able to help overcome staff resistance to recovery oriented care as well as whether it facilitated the implementation of the Recovery Model.

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The average FDR award was $1,061.

Assistant Professor Political Science Dr. Eliasson joined the ESU faculty in 2005. European Union Simulation Amount awarded: $6,500 Overview: Euroism is an annual simulation of the European Union (EU), organized by the Transatlantic Consortium of European Union Studies and Simulations. Their mission is to conduct annual simulations of the EU and provide study and research opportunities for students enrolled at colleges and universities within their consortium. This funding will allow Dr. Eliasson and ten undergraduate ESU students to travel to Belgium in order to participate in this event. While in attendance students will be able to engage in negotiations on domestic and international law, partake in policy debates, and meet students from all across Europe and the United States. The participating students will write extensive papers on their experiences and present them at a departmental sponsored event.

John Freeman Assistant Professor Chemistry Dr. Freeman joined the ESU faculty in 2005. Development of Ferredoxin Maquettes for Use in Artificial Hydrogenases Amount requested: $6,500 Overview: Hydrogenases exploit a niche in the biological world that allows organisms to use hydrogen as an energy source or produce hydrogen from protons as a byproduct of fermentation. Both synthetically and biologically, mixtures of iron and sulfide form clusters that are present in every known hydrogenase. The focus of this grant presented by Dr. Freeman is the generation of a four iron four sulfur, [4Fe4S], synthetic protein, or maquette, to be used in combination with a hydrogenase center maquette in the generation of synthetic hydrogenases. In the long term, it is hoped that these constructs can be used in the generation of hydrogen via light driven chemistry providing a renewable source of energy.

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Mihye Jeong Assistant Professor Physical Education Teacher Education Dr. Jeong joined the ESU faculty in 2008. Physical Educators’ Perceived Behavior in Teaching Students with Disabilities Amount requested: $6,160 Overview: The idea to place students with disabilities in general education settings, including physical education, was first promoted in 1975 when the Education for All Handicapped Children Act was passed. This was later changed to the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004. In essence, this ensured that students with disabilities received a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Many school districts placed disabled students into general physical education classes, but did not provide staff training and support. This has led to poorly planned and implemented inclusion programs. This proposal by Dr. Jeong will measure physical educators’ teaching behavior toward students with disabilities, which is the key for inclusive physical education. The Theory Planned Behavior (TpB) has shown to be an effective measure of intention, and in turn predicting behavior. The hope of the study is to validate this and also to examine which demographic variables are related to physical educators’ teaching behavior toward students with disabilities in general physical education classes.

Rodman Weston Assistant Professor Professional and Secondary Education Dr. Weston joined the ESU faculty in 2007.

Douglas Lare Professor Professional and Secondary Education Dr. Lare joined the ESU faculty in 1998. Cross-Cultural Education in Rural Alaska Amount requested: $6,500 Overview: The precepts of intercultural, cross-cultural, and multicultural education still lack universal understanding and acceptance. In order to achieve this acceptance, the general concept of education needs to be transmitted across cultural groups and subgroups, but there also needs to be a better understanding of how this knowledge translates to the teacher-student interface. Dr. Weston and Dr. Lare hope to achieve this through their grant funding. The goal of their project is to connect ESU students with veteran educators who have worked directly with the Native Alaskan culture in the remote village environment. The ESU students will also have the opportunity to interview former and current students in these remote schools to get their perspectives on the educational program and its strengths and weaknesses. Upon their return the ESU students will work with faculty to create a narrative of the findings and they will also develop at least one classroom simulation for use in their future education classes.

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Faculty Development and Research (FDR) MINI Grants (Awards up to $1,000) Margaret Ball

Alberto Cardelle

Theatre

Health

Funding enabled Ball to attend the Fitzmaurice Voice Workshop, taught by internationally recognized voice and speech teacher, Catherine Fitzmaurice. This workshop introduced aspects of unique teaching methods and how they can be applied to various forms of both text and song.

The funds from this grant allowed for the purchase of the data set for the National Profile of Local Health Departments study. Cardelle will then use this data to research the financing of public health infrastructure at a national level.

Christine Brett

Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness

Physical Education Teacher Education

Grant funds allowed Casebolt to attend workshops at The American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance convention. The information provided there will help him stay current on trends in fitness and to supplement research.

Kevin Casebolt

This funding was used for Brett to attend the 2009 American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Convention. Workshops attended at this convention provided insight into the new standards for physical education teachers and maintaining departmental accreditation.

Tim Connolly Philosophy and Religious Studies

Christopher Brooks

Funds from this grant were used for the purchase of several books to aid in Connolly’s teaching and research in ancient Greek philosophy. The texts are either a standard edition of a classic text in this area or the latest in contemporary scholarship on the subject.

History This grant allowed Brooks to present a lecture entitled “The American Construction of Federalism and Sovereignty” at Centro Universitario do Distrito Federal in Brazil. Traveling to Brazil led him to better develop thoughts on American Federalism by discussing it with many law and political science students.

Catherine Culnane Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness

David Buckley

This grant enabled Culnane to attend the 18th Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference at the University of Vermont. By attending the many workshops presented there, she was able to learn about Higher Education policy and accreditation.

Physics This grant allowed Buckley to attend the Spitz Digital Institute 2009. While there he gained skills that will optimize his teaching abilities while utilizing the planetarium.

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Corinna Dotter

Elizabeth Gibbons

Nursing

Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness

The request was to allow Dotter to pursue her PhD in Nursing Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania by paying for the cost of textbooks, course supplies, and travel.

The funds from this grant made it possible for Gibbons to attend several workshops in order to expand the offerings in dance as a multicultural experience in ESU classes. These workshops included several contra and tango events.

Darlene Farris-LaBar

aculty Development and Research Grants

Art

Tom Gioglio

This grant was used to support Farris-LaBar’s exploration, “Global Perspectives in Art and Design” at Shanghai Normal University. The workshops offered there allowed for the exchange of ideas and expressions between students and members of ESU’s and Shanghai Normal University’s Art Department.

Athletics This request was to attend and present at the National Consortium for Academics and Sports Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop. Doing so allowed Gioglio to continue to develop and enhance his leadership skills.

Stephanie French

Bonnie Green

Theatre

Psychology

This grant offset some of the costs for French to work as a Dramaturg and Assistant Director at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. The production she worked on was The Threepenny Opera, which received excellent reviews and was considered a great success.

This request is to cover the manuscript fees for journal articles by Green that were accepted to The Journal of Instructional Psychology.

Patty Hannon Glenn Geiser-Getz

Nursing

Communication Studies

This grant allowed Hannon to attend the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium where she was able to interact with other mental health professionals and discuss their research agendas. She will use the information from this symposium in both the classroom and clinical areas.

This grant enabled a research trip to the Washington D.C. area. While there Geiser-Getz visited the Library of Congress, the Newseum, and the Nixon Museum and Library to gather data to research the areas of presidential rhetoric, mass media, and television.

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Yi-hui Huang

James Maroney

Media Communication and Technology

Music

The funds from this grant allowed Huang to interview two digital artists whose work involves producing “seamed” or fantasized digital-synthesized photographs. These interviews will help extend the scope of Huang’s previous research that had only looked at “seamless” photographs.

This grant was used to fund a piano accompanist during the Faculty Vocal Music Presentation at ESU. The ESU community and the public were welcomed to enjoy the live music in a professional-level concert setting.

Gavin Moir Mihye Jeong

Exercise Science

Physical Education Teacher Education

This grant enabled Moir to study the experimental effects of learning the putting movement in golf using either a guided practice or error amplification strategy.

This request was to purchase assessment tools to demonstrate to students in the physical education teacher education program how to work with individuals with disabilities in physical education classes.

Richard Otto Media Communications and Technology

Caroline Kuchinski

This request was to attend a symposium entitled Building a Technology Research Agenda: An Early Career Symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The symposium focused on the intricacies of creating a technology rich research agenda as a young scholar.

Physical Education Teacher Education This request was to attend the 2009 American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Convention. While there, Kuchinski attended workshops to become familiar with new standards for the accreditation process.

Suzanne Fischer Prestoy Miharu Lane

Nursing

Art

This grant allowed Fischer Prestoy to attend the 26th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference “What Is on the Horizon”. Prestoy gained knowledge of issues that may impact higher education and the role of the chairperson in the future.

Funds from this grant were used by Lane to develop a new summer course, Art 290, Seascapes: Ocean, Bays, and Marshes, to be taught at Wallop Island Marine Science Consortium in Wallop Island, Virginia. She spent the summer searching for appropriate sites and studying the landscape and will use the grant money for the purchase of art supplies.

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FDR Mini Grants (continued)

Gerard Rozea Athletic Training This grant will provide funding to study the use of kinesio tape and test its effectiveness on improving flexibility and proprioception (joint position sense) in the shoulder joint.

Daniel Steere and Domenico Cavaiuolo

aculty Development and Research Grants

Special Education and Rehabilitation

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This grant helped to fund Through Their Eyes Monograph, Volume II. It includes the writings of presenters at the Through Their Eyes: Stories of Success Despite Disability Conference hosted by ESU annually.

Chad Witmer Exercise Science This funding was used to cover the costs of submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

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Faculty Development and Research (FDR) funded travel grants for presentations

Conference Presentations 2008-2009 Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

Adams, Kimberly

National Social Science Association

All Together Now: How Women Leaders Use Power Sharing to Build Consensus and Yield Results

Albuquerque, NM

Ahumada, Alfredo

VIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispanica

“La nueva cronica urbana entre el modernismo y la posmodernidad”

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Allen, Mary Beth

52 Annual College Reading Association Conference

Integrating On-line Technology to Enhance and Teach Literacy Courses

Sarasota, FL

Barnes, Kathleen

Organizational Behavior Teacher Conference

You Want Me to Trust You? Teaching Trust in Teams Through Adventure Learning

Charleston, SC

Begum, Nurun

European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference

The Importance of Cultural Immersion Experience: A Comparative Study Among Teacher Certification Candidates in Pennsylvania

Izmir, Turkey

Boburka, Renee

Eastern Psychological Association

Brown Bag Teaching Demos/Faculty Advisor Chaperoning 10-12 Psychology Majors Attending Conference

Pittsburgh, PA

Boyd, Kelly

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)-Eastern District Association

Today’s Kids: Developmental of Personal and Social Skills Among Today’s Youth Culture

Lancaster, PA

Brett, Christine E.

PA Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention

Pre-K and K: Grow Up, Get Up, Get Up and Start Moving

Pittsburgh, PA

Burgener, Joyce

Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children

Professional Development Schools/ Inclusionary Practices: The Road to Preparing Highly Qualified Teachers

Dallas, TX

Chang, Jyh-Hann

Eastern Psychological Association

The Efficacy of Attitudes Towards Disabled Persons

Pittsburgh, PA

Cohen, Robert

Cyclone Workshop

The Myth of the Leading Edge

Saint Adele, Quebec

Creamer, Paul

Northeast Modern Language Association 2009 Convention

The Illuminated “Conte du Graal” Manuscripts as Gender-Coded Graphic Novels

Boston, MA

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations (continued)

Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

Creamer, Paul

44th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Photoshopping the “Conte du Graal” Now Medieval Manuscript Professionals “Finished” Chretien’s Unfinished Romance

Kalamazoo, MI

Culnane, Catherine

Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association

The Value of Culturally Diverse Dance and Movement Programming in Higher Education

New Orleans, LA

Cutler, Marianne

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Boston, MA

Davis, Shala

National American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference

A Comparison of Body Dissatisfaction and Obligatory Exercise Among Certified Fitness Instructors and Regular Exercisers

Seattle, WA

DiPipi-Hoy, Caroline

Young Adult Institute

Co-Teaching in a Community-Based Transition Model

Manhattan, NY

Dwyer, Gregory

National American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference

What Dictates the Self Selection Recovery Time in Multiple Sprint Training?

Seattle, WA

Eliasson, Johan

11th Biannual International Union Studies Association

Straight Talk with Americans: Dispelling Myths and Correcting Misperceptions of Europe

Los Angeles, CA

Eshun, Sussie

Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association

Gender Differences in the Eyes of Suicide Attackers: A Survey of a College Sample

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson, Janet

European Teacher Educators Network (ETEN)

Bridging the Cultural Mismatch: Voices of Student Teachers and University Supervisors

Izmir, Turkey

Ferguson, Janet

One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education Program

Facilitating Cultural Responsiveness in a Monocultural Teacher Education Program

Tarrytown, NY

French, Stephanie

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

New Translations and Applications of Stanislavsky for the 21st Century or What Your Teachers May Not Have Told You About Stanislavsky?

Denver, CO

Frystak, Shannon

2009 Louisiana Historical Association Annual Meeting

From Southern Lady to Steel Magnolia: Newcomb Women Who Dared

Monroe, LA

Frystak, Shannon

Tri-Annual Southern Association for Women Historians Meeting

May the Day Hasten: African American Women and Labor Unions in Louisiana

Columbia, SC

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations (continued)

Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

Geiser-Getz, Glenn

National Communication Association Convention

Motivating Faculty: NCA Convention Presentation

San Diego, CA

Godin, Steven

American Public Health Association 136th Annual Meeting

Presenting Five Different Papers

San Diego, CA

Grace-Odeleye, Beverlyn

4th Annual International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education

Academic Support Equals Academic Success

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Gray, Mary Tod

Philosophy of Nursing Conference and New England Nursing Knowledge Conference

An Upwardly Mobile Profession: Ethical Consideration in Nursing Education

Boston, MA

Gray, Michael

Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies

Civil War Challenge

Gettysburg, PA

Green, Bonnie

Eastern Psychology Association 2009 Conference

Presentation at the Eastern Pyschology Association 2009 Conference

Pittsburgh, PA

Gueye, Barrel

African Studies Association

A Critical Approach of the Community College Model in the Global Order: The Case of Senegal

Chicago, IL

Gueye, Barrel

American Educational Studies Association

Teaching in the Face of Race: Two Educators’ Perspectives in Their Critical Issues in Education Courses

Savannah, GA

Harlan, Susan

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Technical Assistance Day for Higher Education Faculty: Workshop on Standards and NCATE Program Reviews

Charlotte, NC

Hillman, Kathleen

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

AAHE/NCATE Professional Preparation

Tampa, FL

Hu, Chin

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Boston, MA

Hu, Shixiong

Annual Meeting for the Association of American Geographers

Estimation of Stream Bank Stability in Mountainous Watershed, Northeastern PA

Las Vegas, NV

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations (continued)

Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

Huang, Yi-hui

National Art Education Association National Convention

An Interpretivist Study of Knowledge Provided by Seamless Digital Synthesized Photographs

Minneapolis, MN

Huang, Yi-hui

Interviewing Two Digital Photographers

Interviews

Los Angeles, CA

Jeong, Mihye

North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

Physical Education Teachers’ Beliefs and Intentions Toward Teaching Students with Disabilities

Indianapolis, IN

Kennedy, Patricia

Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies/ Southern Association for Canadian Studies

Why Weren’t People Warned of Transboundary Risk? How Local Newspapers Coverage Failed to Alert Local Community to Health Dangers Known Around the World.

Washington, D.C.

Khusid, Irina

Meeting of Eastern Psychological Society

The Effect of Status on Potential Mate Selection

Pittsburgh, PA

Kimm, Haklin

24th Annual ACM Symposium of Applied Computing

Failure Management Development for Integrated Automotive Safety-Critical Software Systems

Honolulu, HI

Kuchinski, Caroline

2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference (AAHPERD)

NCATE Advanced Report and Advanced Graduate Program Review Training

Tampa, FL

Lare, Doug

Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies

The Gettysburg Experience

Gettysburg, PA

Leenerts, Cynthia A.

South Asian Literacy Association

What the Gates Cannot Contain: Intersections of Class, Gender, and Religion in Parsi Fictions

San Francisco, CA

LePage, Denise

Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Transforming a Checkerboard with Slides, Flips and Turns

Lake Harmony, PA

LePage, Denise

National Council of Teachers in Mathematics

Transforming a Checkerboard with Slides, Flips, and Turns

Washington, D.C.

Levitt, Kenneth

Institutes of Behavioral and Applied Management

Manager vs. Employee Perceptions of Adaptability and Performance

Orlando, FL

Marmelstein, Robert

Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium

TIPS A System for Contextual Prioritization of Tactical Messages

Washington, D.C.

Matras, Mary Ann

National Council of Teachers in Mathematics

I Did Everything Right But My Graph Isn’t There

Washington, D.C.

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations (continued)

Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

McKenzie, Rob

College Media Advisors Convention

Organizing a Radio Station Constitution

Kansas City, MO

McLaughlin, Maureen

International Reading Association Annual Conference

Comprehending Text: Helping Middle School and High School Students Understand What They Read

Minneapolis, MN

Misurella, Fred

Conference for the American Italian Historical Association

History as Novel/The Novel as History and Reading from “Only Sons” Novel

New Haven, CT

Moir, Gavin

56th Annual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference

The Effects of Exercise Order on Power Output and Mechanical Work During Power Cleans

Seattle, WA

Narey, Marilyn

2009 American Educational Research Association

Shut Out of the Circle? Making Meaning as a Question of Social Justice and Preparing Teachers for a Diverse, Democratic Society

San Diego, CA

Parker, Paula M.

Association for Applied Sport Psychology

COL-19: Establishing a Paid Consultation with Your University’s Athletic Department: Tips from the Trenches

St. Louis, MO

Pierangeli, Lori

Association of Community Health Educators

Effects of Community Experience on Student Nurses’ Perceptions and Feeling Towards Children with Disabilities

Chicago, IL

Primrose, Janet

American Association of CriticalCare Nurses (AACN) Doctoral Education Conference

The 6 C’s of Online Learning: Perspectives from a Doctoral Cohort

San Diego, CA

Ray, Rhonda

Northeast Association of Eighteenth Century Studies Conference

Ambivalence Towards Power and the Military in 1798 Britain

Geneva, NY

Reiner, Virginia

On-Course National Conference

Using On-Course Principles to Guide Counseling Sessions

Raleigh, NC

Rogers, Linda

2008 College Reading Association Conference

Utilizing Literature Circles to Develop Future Teachers as Readers

Sarasota, FL

Rogers, Linda

2009 Professional Development Schools Conference

Utilizing Literature Circles to Develop Future Teachers

Daytona, FL

Romano, Stephanie

International Reading Association

The Power of Reading Aloud with Trade Books for Adolescent Learning in Content Area Classrooms

Minneapolis, MN

Rutter, Allison

National Association for Professional Development Schools

Leveling Best Practice and Universal Access to the Environment the PDS Way

Daytona Beach, FL

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations (continued)

Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

Scala, Gina

2009 Developmental Schools Conference

Supporting All Learners and Seeing Real Results (Two Proposals)

Daytona Beach, FL

Scheetz, Jeffrey

2009 Professional Development Schools Conference

Teaching Action Research in a PDS: Do the Lessons Last?

Daytona Beach, FL

Senese, Angelo

2009 Professional Development Schools Conference

Lessons Learned: 10 Years in PDS

Daytona Beach, FL

Shive, Steven

American Public Health Association Conference

Four Presentations About Cancer Screening Among Asian Americans

San Diego, CA

Sockman, Beth

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Developing a Facilitative Teaching Style in One-to-One Environments

Orlando, FL

Sockman, Beth

PA Education Technology Expo and Conference

Assistive Technology that is Readily Accessible

Hershey, PA

Sutton, Rhonda

2009 International Reading Conference

Beyond the Book: Using Metacognition to Enhance Reading Instruction

Minneapolis, MN

Switzer, Sharon

Asociation Nacional de Profesored de Ingles

Research Based Practice for Supporting English Language Literacy

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Thompson, Denise

Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

CDM from First Principles: Structuring National Level Organizations for Delivery of CDM Results in the CDERA System

Barbados, West Indies

Vagliardo, Margot

European Teacher Education Network

Urban Current Events: A Space for Critical Multicultural Thinking

Izmir, Turkey

Van Meter, Linda

American Psychological Association

An Upwardly Mobile Profession: Ethical Consideration in Nursing Education

Boston, MA

VanArsdale, Nancy

Modern Language Association Conference

How Professional and Business Writing Programs are Changing English Departments

San Francisco, CA

Wesp, Richard

Eastern Psychological Association

Demonstration of Cognitive Distortion of Social Expectations

Pittsburgh, PA

Weston, Rod

PA Chapter of National Association for Multicultural Education Conference

Overcoming Resistance: Tools for Teaching About Diversity in a Teaching Education Program

Huntingdon, PA

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations (continued)

Presenter

Conference

Title/Description of Presentation

Location

Whitehead, Andrew

2009 Professional Development Schools Conference

Roles and Responsibilities: An Erikconian Perspective

Daytona, FL

Wilson, Craig A.

National Middle School Association 2008 Annual Conference

The Case for Developing InquiryOriented Activities for the Middle School Science Classroom

Denver, CO

Witmer, Chad

National American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference

The Acute Effects of Manipulating Volume and Load of Back Squats on Countermovement Vertical Jump Performance

Seattle, WA

Zeytinoglu, Cem

International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Philosophy of Epideictic Rhetoric

Istanbul, Turkey

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Research and Economic Development Proposals 1. Appalachian Regional Commission – ESU Research and Business Park: Wetlab and Equipment – $200,00 Requested 2. Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority – Pocono Mountains KIZ – $150,000 Awarded 3. Ben Franklin Technology Partners – ESU Research and Business Park – $500,000 Requested 4. Ben Franklin Technology Partners – ESU Business Accelerator – $40,500 Awarded 5. Ben Franklin Technology Partners – Pocono Mountains KIZ – $15,000 Awarded 6. Building PA – Commonwealth Finance Authority – ESU Research and Business Park $2,000,000 Low-Interest Loan – Awarded 7. Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol – Tobacco Compliance Checks – Awarded $40,000 8. Coleman Foundation – Extreme Entrepreneur Tour – $5,000 Requested 9. Community Education – COEDS Program- PALS, MY-IPO and ROCKETS – $15,000 Requested 10. Economic Development Authority – ESU Research and Business Park Wetlab Build Out – $478, 995 Requested 11. PA DCED – 2+2+2 Workforce Leadership Program in Computer Security – $80,000 Awarded 12. PA DCED – WEDNET PA – “Guaranteed Free Training” – $609,485 Awarded 13. PA DCED – Local Share Gaming Funds - “ESU Research and Business Park” – $1,000,000 Awarded 14. PA DCED – Keystone Innovation Grant: PASSHE Technology Transfer” – $191,539 Awarded 15. PA DCED – “Keystone Innovation Grant: Chaperone Technologies” – $30,995 Awarded 16. PA DCED – “Keystone Innovation Grant Situational Awareness Systems” – $52,000 Awarded 17. Monroe County Commissioners – Capacity Building Support of CFRED-Capacity Building – $25,000 Requested

external Grants

18. PASSHE – Web-Based Internship Network Year 3 – $30,000 Awarded

19. PASSHE – Business Infrastructure Grant – Architectural and Engineering Expenses for ESU Research and Business Park – $106,583 Awarded 20. U.S. Department of Agriculture: ESU Business Accelerator Expansion / ESU Research and Business Park – $99,000 Requested 21. U.S. Department of Labor – WIRED: Wall Street West: ELC Expansion and Financial Education – $60,640 Awarded 22. U.S. Department of Labor – WIRED: Wall Street West – “Bridging the Gap – Year 2” $94,000 Awarded 23. U.S. Department of Labor – WIRED: Wall Street West – “KIZ Internship Collaborative” – $150,000 Awarded

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Research

and

E c o n o m i c D e v e l o pm e n t

The Research and Economic Development (RED) division supports the Academic Mission of East Stroudsburg University through entrepreneurship, workforce development and grants and sponsored research. RED includes the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Office of Workforce Development, Business Accelerator Program, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, and the management of the Center for Research and Economic Development (CFRED) a 501(c)3 not-forprofit corporation/affiliate organization of ESU. The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) compiles the annual Year in Review publication. The office provides resources to assist in the identification of grant opportunities, support in grant writing and budget preparation and analysis. In FY 08-09, the OSPR submitted 110 proposals requesting over $22M. A total of 68 proposals were funded with a total of $4.5M awarded. The office worked with 90 faculty and staff from 37 departments across the colleges and coordinated the administration of 129 FDR proposals. Over $124,000 in FDR funds were dispersed to support faculty professional development. Since 2002, the ESU Office of Sponsored Projects and Research secured in excess of $24M in grant funded revenue. During the past year, ESU was designated as a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center. The collection of grant resources and foundation information is housed in Kemp Library and significantly increases funding opportunities for both ESU and the community. The CFRED component of the Research and Economic Development division serves as the administrator of the Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone, East Stroudsburg Corporate University and the Pocono Mountains Angel Network. It also manages the development and operation of the ESU Research and Business Park and construction of Phase I of the Park -- the 51,000 sq. ft. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

Mary Frances Postupack

Vice President, Economic Development and Research Support

P a t r i c i a C a mp b e l l

Miguel Barbosa

Director, Office of Workforce Development

Patricia Riegler

Director, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

Grant and Compliance Accountant

Sharone Glasco

Michelle Keiper

Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

Administrative Assistant

Ingrid Sidlosky

Administrative Assistant, CFRED

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External Funding Facts and Figures 2008-2009 External Funds Requested By Source

PASSHE

Federal

State

Other

2008-2009 External Funds Awarded

external Grants

By Source

ď Ł

PASSHE

Federal

State

Other

grant proposals 2008-2009 Type of Funds PASSHE Federal State Other Total

Funds Requested

Funds Awarded

Submitted

Awarded

Denied

Pending

$416,630

$313,623

22

11

11

0

$17,636,963

$1,342,560

28

15

12

1

$3,822,989

$2,678,518

31

24

3

4

$423,808

$208,913

29

18

8

3

$22,300,390

$4,543,614

110

68

34

8

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I n de x Adams, Kimberly....................... 43

Godin, Steve . ...........................45

Parker, Paula . ...........................47

Ahumada, Alfredo..................... 43

Gonzales, Miguel......................10

Perez, Fernando.........................21

Alegre, Alberto.......................... 35

Grace-Odelye, Beverlyn.......11, 45

Pierangeli, Lori . ........................47

Allen, Mary Beth........................ 43

Graham, Patricia........................11

Prestoy, Suzanne Fischer.....22, 41

Antonette, Leslie......................... 4

Gray, Mary Todd ......................45

Primrose, Janet .........................47

Ball, Margaret............................ 39

Gray, Michael ...........................45

Quainoo, Samuel......................22

Barnes, Kathleen....................... 43

Green, Bonnie.........12, 26, 40, 45

Ray, Rhonda .............................47

Begum, Nurun.......................... 43

Gueye, Barrel.............................45

Reiner, Virginia .........................47

Boburka, Renee......................... 43

Hannon, Patty ..........................40

Rogers, Linda ...........................47

Bonser, Susan (Amirian)............ 35

Harlan, Susan ...........................45

Rodriguez, Juan.........................23

Boyd, Kelly................................43

Hillman, Kathleen .....................45

Romano, Stephanie ..................47

Brett, Christine.................... 39, 43

Hu, Chin....................................45

Rozea, Gerard ...........................42

Brooks, Christopher.................. 39

Hu, Shixiong (Shawn) . .............45

Rutter, Alison ............................47

Buckley, David.......................... 39

Huang, Yi-hui .....................41, 46

Scala, Gina..........................23, 48

Burgener, Joyce......................... 43

Huffman, Jane..................... 13-14

Scheetz, Jeffrey .........................48

Cardelle, Alberto.......... 4-5, 36, 39

Jeong, Mihye.................38, 41, 46

Schembari, Paul.........................24

Casebolt, Kevin......................... 39

Jones, Jeff..................................15

Schreiner, Steven.......................25

Cavaiuolo, Domenico................42

Kennedy, Patricia.................15, 46

Scott, Justin...............................25

Chang, Jyh-Hann (John)........ 6, 43

Khusid, Irina........................16, 46

Senese, Angelo .........................48

Clossey, Laurene....................... 36

Kimm, Haklin . ....................34, 46

Shive, Steve.........................28, 48

Cohen, Robert........................... 43

Kramer-Ertel, Pamela.................16

Smith, John...............................27

Connelly, Tim........................... 39

Kraybill-Greggo, John................17

Sockman, Beth .........................48

Creamer, Paul...................... 43-44

Kuchinski, Caroline .............41, 46

Stanovick, Lucy.........................28

Culnane, Catherine............. 39, 44

LaDuke, Thomas........................17

Steere, Daniel ...........................42

Cutler, Marianne....................... 44

Lane, Miharu ............................41

Sutton, Rhonda...................29, 48

Davis, Shala............................... 44

Lare, Douglas................18, 38, 46

Switzer, Sharon ........................48

DeVito, Mary............................... 6

Lennerts, Cynthia .....................46

Tauer, Thomas..........................29

Dietrich, Scott............................. 7

LePage, Denise .........................46

Thompson, Denise ...................48

DiPipi-Hoy, Caroline.................. 44

Levitt, Kenneth .........................46

Trujillo, Uriel..............................30

Dotter, Corinna......................... 40

Light, Randy..............................19

Vagliardo, Margot ....................48

Dwyer, Gregory........................ 44

Loffredo, William.......................19

Van Meter, Linda ......................48

Eliasson, Johan.................... 37, 44

Marmelstein, Robert .................46

VanArsdale, Nancy . ..................48

Elwood, John......................... 7, 34

Maroney, James . ......................41

Wallace, Matthew...........26-27, 30

Eshun, Sussie.........................8, 44

Master, Terry.............................20

Wesp, Richard . .........................48

Farris-LaBar, Darlene..................40

Matras, Mary Ann .....................46

Weston, Rodman...........31, 38, 48

Ferguson, Janet ........................44

McKenzie, Robert .....................47

Whalen, Mollie..........................31

Foster, Kathleen...........................8

McLaughlin, Maureen ..............47

Whidden, Howard.....................32

Freeman, John ..........................37

Mihalko, Ronald........................20

Whitehead, Andrew.............32, 49

French, Stephanie . .............40, 44

Misurella, Fred . ........................47

Whitford, Tracy..........................27

Frystak, Shannon ......................44

Moir, Gavin ........................41, 47

Wilson, Craig.......................33, 49

Gardner, Hank ............................9

Muller, Reto . ............................20

Witmer, Chad .....................42, 49

Geiser-Getz, Glenn .............40, 45

Narey, Marilyn ..........................47

Yarmus, Reuben........................33

Gibbons, Elizabeth................9, 40

Olson, Robin.............................21

Zeytinoglu, Cem.......................49

Gioglio, Tom.......................10, 40

Otto, Richard ............................41


fiscal year 2008-2009 external Grants

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