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EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA

funding year in review

Fiscal Year 2009-2010

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

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Dr. Carl Sagan

www.esu.edu


Terri Ombrello, an ESU graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences and a co-researcher with Dr. Jane Huffman, participates in a black bear study. Dr. Huffman’s “New Jersey Black Bear Population Structure Evaluation” grant will study the increase in the state’s bear population due to the progressive replacement of former agricultural fields with newly grown forestland. For more information, see page 12.

On the cover: Top: Dr. David Buckley, Department of Physics, presents planetarium shows to the community through grant funding. For more information, see page 6. Bottom left: Dr. James Maroney, Department of Music, and the Concert Choir perform Mozart’s choral masterwork, “Requiem.” Dr. Maroney was awarded a grant to assemble a professional orchestra for the performance. See page 17 for more information on this grant. Bottom right: Instructor Karen Stylianides, Department of Physical Education Teacher Certification, participated in the Camp Colours grant activities with camp attendees. For more information, see page 27.


Table of Contents Message from the President.........................................................................................................................2 Message from the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs........................................................3 Message from the Vice President of Economic Development and Research Support.............................4 External Grants.......................................................................................................................... 5-23, 26-30 Presidential Research Awards.............................................................................................................. 24-25 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility Collaborative Projects........................... 31 Faculty Development and Research (FDR)

Major Grants................................................................................................................................. 32-34

Mini Grants................................................................................................................................... 35-37

Travel Grants - Pennsylvania............................................................................................................. 38

Travel Grants - National.............................................................................................................. 39-43

Travel Grants - International............................................................................................................. 44

External Funding Facts and Figures......................................................................................................... 45 Research and Economic Development................................................................................... 46-47 Index........................................................................................................................................................... 48

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Year in Review M essage

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It was four years ago that the first Year in Review was published, and in that time, our economy has struggled at the local and national levels. At East Stroudsburg University, just as in the greater Pocono community, our faculty, staff, and students have both struggled and strived, but have not succumbed to the challenges we have faced in keeping our commitments to education and innovation.

As we reflect on this fourth annual Year in Review, I am reminded of many reasons we have to celebrate, even during these difficult times. As such, I am pleased and proud to present this showcase of dedication and achievement, and it gives me great satisfaction to thank those of you who supported our mission through tireless endeavors, pursuing external funding support for programs and events at ESU. Over the course of the 2009-2010 academic year, East Stroudsburg University faculty, staff and students submitted 103 grant proposals requesting almost $22 million, and were rewarded for their hard work by receiving almost $3.4 million in funds awarded. In last year’s edition of the Year in Review, I expressed a fond desire to see ESU seek a greater variety of grant opportunities than ever before, and I am pleased to see that dream was made a reality. The proposals submitted were quite varied, promoting research and support in arenas countless and diverse, including: summer camps for socializing children with autism, and scholarships for students with financial hardships who want to excel in nursing, mathematics and the sciences; investigation into how industry may negatively impact fertility in local flora and fauna, and investigation into how we might better encourage our young people to adopt greener behaviors through social marketing; assembly of an orchestra to support our Concert Choir’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem, and procurement of specialized public safety equipment so our University Police can better protect us.

external Grants

I look forward to witnessing your future achievements, and wish you every success in both your current and upcoming endeavors.

S i n c e r e l y ,

R o b e r t J. D i l l m a n , P h .D. President

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Year in Review M e s s age fro m the P rovost and V i c e P resident for A cade mic A ffairs At East Stroudsburg University we are fortunate in the scholarly excellence of our faculty, demonstrated daily inside and outside the classroom. Grant funded work is one of the preeminent ways that ESU faculty lend their knowledge to make the university a special place, defined by new ideas and practices. Through funded projects, ESU faculty make their resources of knowledge, plus the developing knowledge skills of students, available to our region, state, and beyond. Seeing the good ideas that faculty bring to life through their funded initiatives excites me intellectually and gives me hope for the future. To each person—faculty and staff colleague alike—that brought a grant to ESU in 2009-2010, congratulations! Whether you are the PI, a co-PI, or someone who worked behind the scenes, thank you. Whether your project’s purpose was basic or applied research, campus or community development, artistic outreach or a new algorithm, you are making a difference. In the years ahead the need for ESU’s diverse knowledge skills will grow. As with the world itself, collaboration across knowledge boundaries is the way forward. I ask each of you to reach out to colleagues, in and beyond your own discipline, engaging them in conversations about their work. I wager that out of these conversations ideas for collaborative projects will emerge, take form, and come to life.

external Grants

I know that many of you have benefited from the great work of Patti Campbell and her team in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. Spread the word about the support they offer. It’s available for the asking.

If you’ve never attempted a grant, give Patti’s team a call. They’ll help you through the process. If you have written proposals that were not funded, you’ve taken the critical step. Usually, the first step in securing a grant is applying for at least one that was not funded. The vision, effort, and knowledge invested in a proposal, funded or not, is part of the critical work of ESU. At ESU teams of faculty, students, and staff are working to develop new artistic works, theories, applications of knowledge, and solutions to problems for an infinitely complex world. I applaud and celebrate your efforts to expand and share your knowledge.

S i n c e r e l y ,

Van A. Reidhead V a n A. R e i d h e a d Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 33


Year in Review M essage fro m the V ice P resident of E cono mic D evelo pm ent and R esearch S u pport Dear Readers, Colleagues, and Friends, To address the critical role higher education plays in economic development— and to position the university as a leader in research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce training— the East Stroudsburg University division of Research and Economic Development (RED) was established in 2007. The division supports the University’s academic mission through its work in the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Office of Workforce Development, Business Accelerator Program, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, and the ESU Center for Research and Economic Development. I invite you to learn more about the Research and Economic Development team. Patti Campbell, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, and Alyson Patascher, Project Coordinator, are ready to help you identify, prepare and submit your research proposals. Patricia Riegler, Grant and Compliance Accountant, will make sure all fiscal requirements are met. Sharone Glasco, Business Accelerator Manager, can assist in your efforts to incorporate entrepreneurship into the classroom and to get involved in the annual ESU Student Business Plan Competition. Miguel Barbosa, Director, Workforce Development, is interested in speaking with you to discuss collaborative opportunities in workforce development. Additionally, I encourage you to visit our RED offices in the new 51,000 sq.ft. Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Phase I of the ESU Research and Business Park) located on the East Campus of ESU at Brown Street and Route 447. The building provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative and creative ideas to flourish. As you will read in the pages that follow, the scholarly research activities exhibited by our faculty, students and staff are addressing the critical issues related to maintaining a competitive edge in our 21st century global economy. The research initiatives underway at ESU continue to receive national, state and regional support and recognition— at a time when the competition is greater and funding is less available. We applaud your research efforts and look forward to working with you in the future.

Mary Frances Postupack

Mary Frances Postupack V i c e P r e s i d e n t E c o n om i c D e v e l o pme n t a n d R e s e a r c h S u pp o r t

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College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Immunology Core Facility Development” Funding Source: National Science Foundation Amount REQUESTED: $222,800 Overview: This proposal requests several instruments used in the field of biotechnology that are necessary for ESU to remain at the cutting edge of biotechnology research and measurement, which will allow for an increase in the number of research activities and projects being done by both undergraduate and graduate students. On a broader level, it can also be used to engage high school students from high-need areas in inquiry-based research and extend long-term, sustainable programs that impact education in the sciences.

external Grants

Abdalla Aldras

Lesliee Antonette College of Arts and Sciences / English “National 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 which 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 workshop for teachers.

“Infusing the Curriculum with Open Dialogue about Diversity: The Race Relations Project” Funding Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute Amount awardED: $714

Wendy Bartkus

Project Director PASSHE Statewide Coalition for the Prevention and Reduction of Underage and Binge Drinking “Challenging the Primacy of Alcohol” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE through U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT awardED: $185,993 OVERVIEW: This program is designed to increase awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and binge drinking in the campus community. The projected goal is to have a seven percent decrease in frequency of underage and binge drinking of first-year resident students.

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Overview: This project would bring Diversity issues into the curriculum through student driven discussions and faculty collaboration on the ESU campus. The project would seek to enhance existing curriculum by helping students to understand the value of the conversation and encouraging faculty to collaborate across disciplines.


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John Bloshinski

Facilities Management / Planning and Engineering “Monroe Hall Geothermal Renovation” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy AMOUNT REQUESTED: $1,076,265 OVERVIEW: The request would support the planned renovation and repurposing of Monroe Hall by replacing the existing HVAC systems with a geothermal heating and cooling system. The intention is to have the building meet LEED silver criteria as a demonstration that decades-old buildings can be retrofitted with a geothermal HVAC system. In addition to a 33% savings of HVCA costs, this installation will also serve the purposes of the Department of Physics in courses designed for physics and pre-engineering students by allowing them to examine this technology and understand its operation.

David Buckley

College of Arts and Sciences / Physics “Support of Planetarium Workshop” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Space Science Consortium

external Grants

AMOUNT awardED: $2,500

OVERVIEW: This course is directed toward the practical aspects of effectively teaching the science of astronomy utilizing ESU’s McMunn Planetarium. This workshop will look at strategies to overcome the common misconceptions in the teaching of astronomy and current discoveries/recent changes in our understanding of how the universe works.

“NEPA Curriculum Development” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor via WIRED: Wall Street West AMOUNT AWARDED: $24,157 OVERVIEW: The funds supported curriculum development in the Physics department, on-line course conversion in the Computer Science and Physics departments, student recruitment activities and STEM educator professional development. The project resulted in the development of three new science-based courses. These new courses will be offered to non-traditional and non-science major students via an online or distance education delivery mechanism. Additionally, ESU provided educational programs in the McMunn Planetarium for a record number of students and community attendees.

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Alberto Cardelle

College of Health Sciences / Health Studies “Assessment of the Health of the Nonprofit Sector in Rural Pennsylvania” FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT REQUESTED: $48,000 OVERVIEW: This project assesses the financial strength and capacity of nonprofit organizations working in rural Pennsylvania. The analysis will look at data across five years in order to determine the gaps in services and to suggest ways to address these and emerging gaps.

“Healthy Communities Implementation Resource Guide” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $116,552 OVERVIEW: This funding will support Dr. Cardelle’s goal of developing the Healthy Communities Implementation Resource Guide (HCIRG). The HCIRG will serve as an intervention tool that can be used to decrease the strain that diseases, such as diabetes, put on the community and its residents. HCIRG will promote healthy choices and provide education about asthma, diabetes, and obesity.

“Systems Approach of Public Health Interventions” FUNDING SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation AMOUNT AWARDED: $74,567 OVERVIEW: ESU Professor of Health Studies, Dr. Alberto J.F. Cardelle, has been selected by the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) to be one of three national consultants who will evaluate RWJF’s Community Health Leaders (CHL) project. CHL supports and sustains 153 community health leaders in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., who demonstrate creativity, innovation, and commitment to improving health outcomes. Cardelle was awarded a 12 month grant by the Foundation’s national program in conjunction with the consultancy assignment.

Kevin Casebolt

College of Health Sciences Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness “Camp Colours” FUNDING SOURCE: Autism Speaks AMOUNT REQUESTED: $25,000 OVERVIEW: East Stroudsburg University’s Camp Colours consists of two week-long summer day camps for children with autism. The camp was created and designed by the Physical Education Teacher Education Department in collaboration with the Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness, Music and Psychology Departments. The philosophy of the camp is to provide an educational, structured and safe environment for children with autism that explores several different activities focusing on the whole child.

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John Chang

College of Arts and Sciences / Psychology “Project Enable” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT requestED: $150,000 OVERVIEW: This project proposes a three-tiered approach that includes knowledge, technology, and mentoring to help promote individuals with disabilities to enter the computer science field. It aims to promote exposure to computer science, education and careers in computer science and computing-oriented fields, introduction to and instruction in assistive technology.

Tim Connolly

College of Arts and Sciences / Philosophy and Religious Studies “Enduring Questions” FUNDING SOURCE: National Endowment for the Humanities AMOUNT requestED: $25,000 OVERVIEW: The Enduring Questions grant program will support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will draw on sources in history, literature, philosophy, political theory, and religious tradition to address the question of justice in war. These questions will be examined by looking at how they are treated in two traditions that have emerged in isolation from one another: the ancient Greek and medieval Christian tradition in the West, and the classical Chinese philosophical tradition in the East.

external Grants

Alfred Dolich

College of Arts and Sciences / Mathematics “Model Theory of Ordered Structures and Related Concepts” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $62,193 OVERVIEW: This proposal is to allow for the continued research in various areas of model theory. This ongoing research will focus on the model theory of densely ordered structures and also the various categories of “tame” ordered structures. The model theory of ordered structures has been useful in creating frameworks within which to unify several originally disparate mathematical topics and has also led to new insight in problems around various classical mathematical objects.

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John Elwood

College of Arts and Sciences / Physics “NEPA Curriculum Development” FUNDING SOURCE: WIRED Wall Street West AMOUNT awardED: $24,157 OVERVIEW: The funds supported curriculum development in the Physics department, on-line course conversion in the Computer Science and Physics departments, student recruitment activities and STEM educator professional development. The project resulted in the development of three new science-based courses. These new courses will be offered to non-traditional and non-science major students via an online or distance education delivery mechanism. Additionally, ESU also provided educational programs in the McMunn Planetarium for a record number of students and community attendees.

The ESU FDR Committee viewed 159 FDR applications that were submitted in Fiscal Year 2010.

Sussie Eshun

College of Arts and Sciences / Psychology “Infusing the Curriculum with Open Dialogue about Diversity: The Race Relations Project” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute AMOUNT awardED: $714 OVERVIEW: This project would bring diversity issues into the curriculum through student driven discussions and faculty collaboration on the ESU campus. The project would seek to enhance existing curriculum by helping students to understand the value of the conversation and encouraging faculty to collaborate across disciplines.

Darlene Farris-Labar College of Arts and Sciences / Art

“Exhibition Featuring the Sculpture of Line Burntse and Matt Ferranto” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Partners in the Arts, administered locally by The Pocono Arts Council. AMOUNT AWARDED: $556 OVERVIEW: Dr. Darlene Farris-Labar was awarded this grant for an exhibition featuring the sculpture of Line Burntse and Matt Ferranto. Grant proposals met the criteria of requesting support for projects of artistic significance which will benefit the Monroe County community.

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Elizabeth Gibbons

College of Health Sciences Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness “University Dance Company Guest Choreographers” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Partners in the Arts, administered locally by The Pocono Arts Council AMOUNT AWARDED: $703 OVERVIEW: This grant supported guest choreographers for the University Dance Company which will benefit not only the ESU campus but also the Monroe County community, one of the grant requirements.

Steve Godin

College of Health Sciences / Health “Comparisons of Cancer Incidence and Mortality for Rural vs. Urban Populations” FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT requestED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The proposed research would examine cancer registry data from multiple sources to note differences in cancer incidence and mortality in rural and urban counties in Pennsylvania. Additionally, demographic data would be cross-tabulated with cancer epidemiology.

Beverlyn Grace-Odeleye external Grants

College of Education / Academic and Enrichment Learning

“ACT 101 Program” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $45,439 FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $58,853 OVERVIEW: The goal of this project 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.

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John Hauth

College of Health Sciences / Athletic Training “A Sports Medicine Collaborative” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute AMOUNT AWARDED: $1,990 OVERVIEW: This project, in conjunction with the University of Puerto Rico at Ponce, aims to increase the ethnic diversity of certified athletic trainers in the U.S. while disseminating information to colleagues in Latin America.

T. Storm Heter

College of Arts and Sciences Philosophy and Religious Studies “Race and Social Justice” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute AMOUNT AWARDED: $1,850 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this project is to provide a public forum for the discussion of race and social justice. Dr. Howard McGary of Rutgers University, a pioneer in the field of African American Philosophy, will be brought to ESU to promote a critical discussion of race among participants and attendees.

Chin Hu

College of Arts and Sciences / Sociology “Food Security” FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT requestED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The proposed research aims to assess the factors influencing food assistance program participation rates. The researchers seek to determine the pattern of food insecurity and food program usage as well as the dynamics of food security network and collaboration at community level.

“Vista Support” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Campus Compact AMOUNT awardED: $10,672 OVERVIEW: The focus of this grant is to hire a VISTA worker to help the Head Start Program to develop plans that would increase food security for low-income families in Monroe County. The member will help coordinate Head Start, community agencies, and ESU students for food distribution strategies, will assist in designing and establishing a food distribution facility, will assess community needs for food and will raise awareness in health, wellness, and nutrition among low-income families.

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Jane Huffman

College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Immunology Core Facility Development” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT requestED: $222,800 OVERVIEW: This proposal requests several instruments used in the field of biotechnology that are necessary for ESU to remain at the cutting edge of biotechnology research and measurement, which will allow for an increase in the number of research activities and projects being done by both undergraduate and graduate students. On a broader level, it can also be used to engage high school students from high-need areas in inquiry-based research and extend long-term, sustainable programs that impact education in the sciences.

“New Jersey Black Bear Population Structure Evaluation” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT REQUESTED: $207,000 OVERVIEW: The goals of this program are to gather sufficient information on the black bear ecology in New Jersey in order to maintain a natural and healthy population, and implement a bear management plan. This study will also address the objective of evaluating the genetic structure of the black bear population in the Bearfort and Kittatinny regions of New Jersey. These research goals will be possible with the acquisition of a AB 3130 DNA Sequencer and other equipment that will enable faculty and students to conduct genotyping and sequencing research on tissue samples. This genetic information will then be used to estimate the abundance of black bears, evaluate phylogeography, population structure, and landscape-genetic relationships.

Black Bear

“Occurrence of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Monroe County” FUNDING SOURCE: Monroe County Vector Control AMOUNT awardED: $10,000

external Grants

OVERVIEW: Tick testing is critical for identifying vector diseases in Monroe County. Data and information collected will be shared with local physicians and aid in a rapid treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens.

“Spatial and Temporal Occurrence of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Areas of the Northeastern United States” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) AMOUNT awardED: $7,340

Deer Tick

OVERVIEW: This proposal involves a field and laboratory based inquiry. It is a collaboration between East Stroudsburg University, and the Viral and Rickettsial Division of the Navy Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD. The fieldbased projects will provide a way for students in biology to experience the process of scientific inquiry through hands-on instruction with field equipment and instruction on the collection of field data. The goal of this proposal is to advance scientific knowledge regarding established tick-borne infectious agents and to determine the occurrence of novel rickettsial pathogens.

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Mihye Jeong

College of Health Sciences / Physical Education “Camp Colours” FUNDING SOURCE: Autism Speaks AMOUNT requestED: $25,000 OVERVIEW: East Stroudsburg University’s Camp Colours consists of two week-long summer day camps for children with autism. The camp was created and designed by the Physical Education Teacher Education Department in collaboration with the Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness, Music and Psychology Departments. The philosophy of the camp is to provide an educational, structured and safe environment for children with autism that explores several different activities focusing on the whole child.

132 FDR proposals were funded in Fiscal Year 2010, awarding almost $140,000 to ESU faculty.

“Swim and Gym Program” FUNDING SOURCE: Bubel Aiken Foundation AMOUNT requestED: $19,565 OVERVIEW: This grant will be used to purchase equipment and assessment tools for the Swim and Gym Program. The goal of the Swim and Gym Program is to promote health benefits for children with and without disabilities by improving recreational, fundamental movement, and aquatic skills, as well as physical fitness. It will also provide positive interaction between children with and without disabilities.

“Factors Affecting Educators’ Teaching Behavior in General Physical Education: Theory of Planned Behavior” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) AMOUNT awardED: $5,520 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this study is to examine what factors affect physical educators’ behavior in teaching students with disabilities in general physical education (GPE) and to validate the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) model as a measure of physical educators’ behavior toward teaching students with disabilities in GPE. The results will help validate the TPB as an appropriate model for measuring physical educators’ behavior in teaching students with disabilities; examine which factors have the greatest effect on physical educators’ teaching behavior; and clarify the relationships among these factors, competence, and teaching behavior.

Jerilyn Jewett-Smith

College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Growing Greener” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection AMOUNT requestED: $214,951 OVERVIEW: This proposal is to protect the Brodhead Watershed and Cherry Creek Sub-watershed resources by establishing a monitoring program to detect the presence of environmental estrogens in the area. Many of the chemicals entering these watersheds disrupt biological functions that are normally controlled by hormones. In order to monitor these watersheds, protocols will be established to detect point and non-point sources of environmental estrogens using continuous sampling devices.

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Patricia Kennedy

College of Arts and Sciences / Communication Studies “Canadian Research Grant” FUNDING SOURCE: Canadian Consulate AMOUNT AWARDED: $500 OVERVIEW: Support from this grant will allow upper level communication students the opportunity to travel to Ottawa, Canada. This experience will introduce the students to Canadian political communication, culture, management, and journalism. Additionally, this endeavor will encourage further academic communication between Canada and the United States.

Pamela Kramer-Ertel College of Education / Dean

“ESU Eligible Partnership Postsecondary Grant” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT requestED: $1,176,613 OVERVIEW: The goal of this project is for ESU to assist local teachers-interns with emergency teaching certificates to become fully-certified, highly qualified teachers in local public schools. To reach this goal, mentors, coursework, and academic programs will be provided to emergency certified individuals who are currently in the classroom. It is hoped that 55 highly qualified teachers will be certified over the next two to three years.

John Kraybill-Greggo

College of Arts and Sciences / Sociology “Food Security”

external Grants

FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT requestED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The proposed research aims to assess the factors influencing food assistance program participation rates. The researchers seek to determine the pattern of food insecurity and food program usage, as well as the dynamics of food security and collaboration at the community level.

“Vista Support” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Campus Compact AMOUNT awardED: $10,672 OVERVIEW: The focus of this grant is to hire a VISTA worker to help the Head Start Program to develop plans that would increase food security for low-income families in Monroe County. The member will help coordinate Head Start, community agencies, and ESU students for food distribution strategies, will assist in designing and establishing a food distribution facility, will assess community needs for food and will raise awareness in health, wellness, and nutrition among low-income families.

“Assessment of the Health of the Nonprofit Sector in Rural Pennsylvania” FUNDING SOURCE: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania AMOUNT requestED: $48,000 OVERVIEW: This project assesses the financial strength and capacity of nonprofit organizations working in rural Pennsylvania. The analysis will look at data across five years in order to determine the gaps in services and to suggest ways to address these and emerging gaps.

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Thomas LaDuke

College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Mud Turtle” Funding Source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Amount awarded: $18,002 overview: This funding supports the on-going identification of the status and distribution of the Mud Turtle 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.

“Spadefoot Toad” Funding Source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Amount awarded: $71,746 overview: Dr. LaDuke and a team of students and volunteers continue to gather data released 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 EST’s, identify new breeding sites, determine a conservation plan with Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan, and implement conservation plans with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to sustain this species and its habitat.

Spadefoot Toad

Douglas Lare

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education “Center for Teaching Excellence” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $79,155 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.

“Center for Teaching Excellence Funding to Support Special Education Professionals” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $29,386 OVERVIEW: The Center for Teaching Excellence at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania was awarded additional funds to provide support and mentoring for special education 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 AMOUNT REQUESTED: $15,000 OVERVIEW: This funding will be used to change the campus drinking culture through implementing research-based education, prevention, and intervention practices in an effort to reduce the negative impact of misuse and abuse of alcohol. This program aims to increase personal and academic success through the promotion of low risk and healthy life styles.

“Challenging the Primacy of Alcohol” FUNDING SOURCE: Pass through U.S. Department of Education to PASSHE AMOUNT awardED: $185,993 OVERVIEW: This program is designed to increase awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and binge drinking in the campus community. The projected goal is to have a seven percent decrease in frequency of underage and binge drinking of first-year resident students.

“Statewide Coalition for the Prevention and Reduction of Underage and Binge Drinking” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT awardED: $6,490 OVERVIEW: A student worker will be hired to work with the Campus Alcohol and Other Drug Coordinator to provide onsite technical support for the implementation of the PASSHE Alcohol Coalitions Project. This project was initially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

“ESU UMADD” FUNDING SOURCE: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

external Grants

AMOUNT requestED: $500

OVERVIEW: The goal of this grant will be to establish a UMADD-oriented peer leadership club at ESU. The goals of this club will be to change the campus culture by reducing dangerous and illegal drug and alcohol related activity and increasing health-promoting behavior. It will also correct campus misperceptions about alcohol, drug use and related behavior.

“NCAA Choices” FUNDING SOURCE: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) AMOUNT awardED: $30,000 OVERVIEW: Through the CHOICES program, the NCAA provides funding for NCAA member institutions and conferences to integrate athletics into campus-wide efforts to reduce alcohol abuse. CHOICES projects must partner athletics with other campus partners in the development and implementation of effective alcohol education projects on college campuses.

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Robert Marmelstein

College of Arts and Sciences / Computer Science “Proof of Concept Project” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education– Keystone Initiative Grant AMOUNT REQUESTED: $9,557 OVERVIEW: This project will develop an Individualized Energy Management System (IEMS). The IEMS will monitor and predict an individual’s movement in order to optimize the energy usage in their residence. The general idea is to save the individual money by automatically turning down their heat (or cooling) at times when they will be away for extended periods (4+ hours). At a minimum, these data sources will include the individual’s Global Positioning System (GPS) location (transmitted from a personal, mobile device) and their electronic calendar (e.g., from Microsoft Outlook).

In Fiscal Year 2010, 103 proposals were submitted, requesting almost $22M in funding.

James Maroney

College of Arts and Sciences / Music “‘Requiem’ Performance” FUNDING SOURCE: PA Partners in the Arts, administered locally by The Pocono Arts Council AMOUNT awardED: $1,469 OVERVIEW: Dr. James Maroney was awarded this grant to support assembling a professional orchestra for a performance of Mozart’s choral masterwork, “Requiem”, to be held at ESU in April 2010. Grant funding for this initiative is supported by the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, a state agency, through its regional arts funding partnership, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, administered locally by The Pocono Arts Council.

Rob McKenzie

College of Arts and Sciences / Communications “Canadian Research Grant” FUNDING SOURCE: Canadian Consulate AMOUNT awardED: $500 OVERVIEW: Support from this grant will allow upper level communication students the opportunity to travel to Ottawa, Canada. This experience will introduce the students to Canadian political communication, culture, management, and journalism. Additionally, this endeavor will encourage further academic communication between Canada and the United States.

“Support of WESS Radio Station” FUNDING SOURCE: East Stroudsburg Savings Association (ESSA) AMOUNT requestED: $4,520 OVERVIEW: 90.3 WESS is a student operated, non-commercial, FCC licensed radio station located on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Support was requested to update current equipment and provide additional functionality to the student radio hosts.

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Reto (Ray) Muller

College of Arts and Sciences / Sociology “Infusing the Curriculum with Open Dialogue about Diversity: The Race Relations Project” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute AMOUNT awardED: $714 OVERVIEW: This project would bring diversity issues into the curriculum through student-driven discussions and faculty collaboration on the ESU campus. The project would seek to enhance existing curriculum by helping students to understand the value of the conversation and encouraging faculty to collaborate across disciplines.

Shawn Munford

College of Health Sciences Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness “Stories of Hope in Action Through Slam Poetry” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute AMOUNT awardED: $1,000 OVERVIEW: ESU will host a slam poetry event where local poets will use the spoken word and music to present a slam session on campus. Using the theme “Stories of Hope in Action,” invited poets will be asked to present pieces which promote issues of diversity. The event welcomed a published poet, student poets, faculty poets, and local musicians.

Robin Olson Campus Police

“Police Equipment Grants”

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FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

AMOUNT awardED: $19,150 OVERVIEW: Funding from this grant will allow ESU campus police to purchase equipment including: bullet proof vests, riot gear (helmets/shields), and other specialized equipment. This gear will aid in improving the efficiency of response to potential campus threats by the ESU campus police. Additionally, funding will support specialized training in Active Shooter, Riot Response, and Threat Assessment/Investigation in order to prepare for new dynamics facing University Police.

“Violence Against Women” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women AMOUNT requestED: $276,484 OVERVIEW: Crimes against women are hugely underreported, especially on college/university campuses. In collaboration with Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Inc (WRMC), this grant would strengthen the educational programs on violence against women and to provide support services for women who are victims of domestic/ dating, sexual, and stalking violence on campus.

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Fernando Perez

College of Education / Academic Enrichment and Learning “Student Support Services—TRIO Program” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT requestED: $1,176,613 OVERVIEW: The goal of the Student Support Services Program (SSS) is to increase the number of disadvantaged low-income college students, first generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the U.S. who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level. This funding request would support the next five years of programming on the ESU campus. The program has a three-pronged approach including academic, counseling, and social/cultural activities.

Bill Pierson

Facilities Management / Planning and Engineering “Monroe Hall Geothermal Renovation” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy AMOUNT requestED: $1,076,265 OVERVIEW: The request would support the planned renovation and repurposing of Monroe Hall by replacing the existing HVAC systems with a geothermal heating and cooling system. The intention is to have the building meet LEED silver criteria as a demonstration that decades-old buildings can be retrofitted with a geothermal HVAC system. In addition to a 33 percent savings of HVCA costs, this installation will also serve the purposes of the Department of Physics in courses designed for physics and pre-engineering students by allowing them to examine this technology and understand its operation.

Patricia Pinciotti

College of Education Early Childhood and Elementary Education “ESU STARS Professional Development Schools” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education – Investing In Innovation (I3) AMOUNT requestED: $1,492,492 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. ESU is partnering with Georgia State University, to aid in providing opportunities for student and faculty research and involvement in public service, leadership, and service in the educational development of the region.

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Suzanne Fischer Prestoy College of Health Sciences / Nursing

“Nursing Scholarship- Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Disadvantaged Student Scholarship” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation AMOUNT awardED: $10,000 OVERVIEW: The Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students was established to provide a new source of financial support for disadvantaged students in Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in Nursing. Selection of applicants is based on financial need and other eligibility criteria.

“Nursing Scholarship” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation AMOUNT awardED: $19,857 OVERVIEW: The PHEF Nursing Education Grant Program was created to help reverse Pennsylvania’s nursing shortage by generating non-taxpayer supported funding which otherwise is not available to schools of nursing. This funding, in turn, helps Pennsylvania schools increase the recruitment and retention rates of their nursing programs, providing more qualified nurses for the citizens of Pennsylvania.

“Nursing Scholarship” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation- Blue Cross-Blue Shield of NEPA

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AMOUNT awardED: $8,357

OVERVIEW: As part of a statewide effort led by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation (PHEF), Blue Cross is providing scholarships to students studying nursing at school in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. BCNEPA’s pledge to nursing education comes at a time when local doctors and hospitals are coping with a significant shortage of nurses. Scholarship funds will be used to support students in the ESU nursing program.

From left are: Suzanne Fischer Prestoy, PH.D., R.N., and Jesse P. Shadle, nursing student, both from East Stroudsburg University; Cynthia Yevich, senior director, community and foundation affairs, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Elaine Wheeler, interim vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Pocono Medical Center.

“Transcultural Nursing: Communicating Effectively with Diverse Families” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education – Frederick Douglass Institute AMOUNT awardED: $1,000 OVERVIEW: Funding would support the development of a new course called “Transcultural Nursing: Community Effectiveness with Diverse Families”. This course will provide a framework for exploring effective nursing interventions with diverse populations. Transcultural nursing theories, communication theories, and family theories will also be explored. Nursing issues related to providing evidenced based, culturally sensitive interventions will be discussed.

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Alison Rutter

College of Education Early Childhood and Elementary Education “ESU STARS Professional Development Schools” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education – Investing In Innovation (I3) AMOUNT REQUESTED: $1,492,492 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. ESU is partnering with Georgia State University, to aid in providing opportunities for student and faculty research and involvement in public service, leadership, and service in the educational development of the region.

In Fiscal Year 2010, 59 of the 103 proposals submitted were funded— a 57% success rate.

Victoria Sanders

Chief of Staff Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity “Reaching Out for New Science and Mathematics Students Program” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $500,000 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this project is the engage at-risk and minority students and their teachers on standards-based science and mathematics/ technology instruction. This program has been designed to increase the number of at-risk and minority students from local and regional school districts who choose to enter into STEM programs at the university level.

Gina Scala

College of Education / Special Education and Rehabilitation “ESU Eligible Partnership Postsecondary Grant” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT REQUESTED: $1,176,613 OVERVIEW: The goal of this project is for ESU to assist local teachers-interns with emergency teaching certificates to become fully-certified, highly qualified teachers in local public schools. To reach this goal, mentors, coursework, and academic programs will be provided to emergency certified individuals who are currently in the classroom. It is hoped that 55 highly qualified teachers will be certified over the next two to three years.

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Paul Schembari

College of Arts and Sciences / Computer Science “Cybercrime and Forensics Institute” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice AMOUNT AWARDED: $500,000 OVERVIEW: Cybercrime and Forensic Institute (CCFI) - As part of the Cybercrime and Computer Forensics Institute, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Rider University will complete research projects in the areas of improving evidence gathering, detection of criminal activity, e-commerce security, and identity theft mitigation and prevention, and also implement training and enhance education in cybercrime investigations, especially geared to the needs of state and local law enforcement. This project will include the delivery of short courses, case study development, online training development, studies in e-commerce and identity theft, and research, testing, and tool development in advanced search technology for evidence gathering, cyber fraud data modeling, and digital steganography and watermarking.

DOD IASP Basic Grant and Scholarship (09-10) FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense AMOUNT AWARDED: $73,690 (2009-10) AMOUNT requestED: $411,868 (2010-11) OVERVIEW: The IASP scholarship program is designed to: 1) increase the number of new entrants to Department of Defense (DoD) who possess key Information Assurance (IA) and IT skill sets; 2) serve as a mechanism to build the nation’s IA infrastructure through grants to colleges and universities jointly designated by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security as Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education; and 3) serve as a tool to develop and retain well-educated military and DoD civilian personnel who support the department’s critical IT management and infrastructure protection functions. Scholarships are awarded to rising juniors and seniors who are completing their undergraduate degrees and to graduate students completing their courses of study in exchange for a service commitment to the DoD upon graduation.

“NEPA Curriculum Development” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

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AMOUNT AWARDED: $24,157

OVERVIEW: The funds supported curriculum development in the Physics department, on-line course conversion in the Computer Science and Physics departments, student recruitment activities and STEM educator professional development. The project resulted in the development of three new science-based courses. These new courses will be offered to non-traditional and non-science major students via an online or distance education delivery mechanism. Additionally, ESU also provided educational programs in the McMunn Planetarium for a record number of students and community attendees.

“Supporting Business Continuity through Information Security Awareness” FUNDING SOURCE: Wall Street West AMOUNT requestED: $25,550 OVERVIEW: The request for this funding will be used to support the development and delivery of Information Security Awareness Short Courses to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community (NEPA), and in particular its small and medium sized businesses in all industry sectors. These courses will include information on Business Continuity and Security Awareness.

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“R. Benjamin Wiley Camp” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT awardED: $5,055 OVERVIEW: The R. Benjamin Wiley Partnership Summer Camp is designed to help encourage students to consider computer security as an academic major or a career. Introductory material and hands-on instruction are used to engage students.

“2+2+2 Camp” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT awardED: $9,984 OVERVIEW: The 2+2+2 program in Computer Security is a partnership program between regional high schools, community college, and ESU to create a pipeline of educational and career awareness opportunities for individuals interested in the computer security field. The intent of this summer program is to inform students about the educational and career opportunities available in technology-based fields.

“CyberDragon” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice AMOUNT requestED: $3,420,000 OVERVIEW: East Stroudsburg University, in collaboration with Drexel University, developed unique crime investigation facilities on their campuses in Philadelphia and East Stroudsburg that will serve four objectives: (1) Provide physical resources for computer investigations conducted by the State Police in Eastern Pennsylvania, (2) serve as an information hub for collaboration among State and Philadelphia area computer crime investigators, (3) create a research environment that will permit the development of “best in breed” solutions to diagnose cybercrimes, as well as to ensure appropriate seizure of evidence, and (4) create a physical and virtual training facility to help the law enforcement community prepare its personnel to address crimes involving computer technology.

Steve Schreiner

College of Education Professional and Secondary Education “Center for Teaching Excellence” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $79,155 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.

“Center for Teaching Excellence Funding to Support Special Education Professionals” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Education AMOUNT AWARDED: $29,386 OVERVIEW: The Center for Teaching Excellence at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania was awarded additional funds to provide support and mentoring for special education teachers who are candidates for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

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Presidential Research fund grants, 2010 The President’s Research Fund was established by University President Robert J. Dillman in 2007 to support faculty endeavors. The goals and objectives of the grant program are to: • Engender a culture of scholarship and grantsmanship at ESU • Enhance faculty research opportunities • Provide faculty researchers with the resources necessary for a comprehensive research project • Foster student research opportunities

Dongsheng Che Assistant Professor of Computer Science “Automated Genomic Island Detection for All Sequenced Microbial Genomes”

presidential Research awards

Genomic islands (GIs) are chromosomal segments that are horizontally transferred from other organisms. The detection of these GIs in microbes is crucial for biomedical and environmental research as such information can be used to answer fundamental biological questions, such as why one strain within the same bacterial species is pathogenic while another is not, or why one strain can survive in an extreme environment while another cannot. The existence and importance of GIs poses a challenge to bioinformatics. How are biologists to identify these genomic islands in the whole sequenced genomes? The answer, according to Professor Dongsheng Che, is to use computational models and software tools to automatically detect GIs.

Dr. Che’s research group, including graduate students Cory Hockenbury and Han Wang and undergraduates John Fazekas and Matthew Booth, tries to use computational methods to identify GIs in all sequenced bacterial genomes. Their paper, titled “Classification of genomic islands using decision trees and their ensemble algorithms” will be published November 2010 in a prestigious bioinformatics journal, BMC Genomics. The related software, which automatically identifies the genomic islands in any bacterial genome, has been recently developed. The ultimate goal of this project is to identify genomic islands for all sequenced bacterial genomes, and predictions and results will be uploaded in a public website. From the left: Dr. Dongsheng Che explains the topic of his grant to students Matthew Booth(undergraduate), John Fazekas (undergraduate), and Han Wang (graduate student).

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Alfred Dolich Assistant Professor of Mathematics

In Fiscal Year 2010, ESU received almost $3.4M in grant funds.

“Ordered Theories with the Property that Any Infinite Definable Subset has Interior” Model theory, as explained by Dr. Dolich, is a sub-field of mathematical logic concentrating on the interactions between statements formalized in an abstract logical language, called a theory, and the objects which interpret the meaning of the symbols in the language, referred to as models. Dolich’s work specifically studies axiom systems formalized in first-order logic, and how abstract properties of these systems interact with what may be deemed geometric properties of their models. He intends to show for “T,” a theory including axioms for ordering, abstract properties concerned with the entire class of models of “T” and how these properties are reflected in the order, or in other words, the theoretic and algebraic properties of concrete models of “T.”

Steven Godin Professor of Health Studies “Impact of Data Driven Social Marketing Initiative to Increase Students’ Recycling Behaviors” While social marketing strategies have successfully impacted Americans’ behavior in regards to alcohol consumption, HIV prevention, and cancer screening, such tools have not been used to fullest potential to encourage recycling habits. Dr. Godin’s extensive background working with social marketing strategies guides this student-faculty research project, assessing best practices in social marketing efforts, collecting surveys from current and past efforts to encourage recycling on the ESU campus, and publishing a research paper detailing the discoveries and recommendations of the student-faculty research team. The resulting paper, “Eco-ESU: A Service Learning Project to Improve Sustainable Behavior on a College Campus,” co-written by Dr. Godin and seven graduate students, has been accepted for presentation at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver, CO. One of these co-authors, MPH graduate student Tara Holland, has been hired full time for the Fall 2010 semester as a graduate assistant, with a primary focus of data collection relating to the project. Dr. Godin and his student research team hope to show how social marketing practices can be used to establish sustained recycling behavior among students, not just at East Stroudsburg University, but at schools nation- and world-wide.

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John Smith

College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Growing Greener” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection AMOUNT requestED: $214,951 OVERVIEW: This proposal is to protect the Brodhead Watershed and Cherry Creek Sub-watershed resources by establishing a monitoring program to detect the presence of environmental estrogens in the area. Many of the chemicals entering these watersheds disrupt biological functions that are normally controlled by hormones. In order to monitor these watersheds, protocols will be established to detect point and non-point sources of environmental estrogens using continuous sampling devices.

“Renovation of Moore Biology Hall” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Academic Research Infrastructure AMOUNT requestED: $2,000,000 OVERVIEW: The requested funding would provide for numerous updates to Moore Biology Hall, a building built in 1976 that contains a natural history museum, an animal care suite, a greenhouse, dedicated microscopy facilities, and many lecture and laboratory classrooms with approximately one quarter of the total area of the building currently used for research activities. These renovations will make ESU more attractive to prospective faculty members and will also allow for better training of undergraduate and graduate students.

Lucy Stanovick

College of Arts and Sciences / English “National Writing Project” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT awardED: $46,000

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OVERVIEW: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Project (NPWP) at ESU is a branch of the National Writing Project which 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 workshop for teachers.

Mark Stewart

College of Arts and Sciences / Physics “NEPA Curriculum Development” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor via WIRED: Wall Street West AMOUNT AWARDED: $24,157 OVERVIEW: The funds supported curriculum development in the Physics department, on-line course conversion in the Computer Science and Physics departments, student recruitment activities and STEM educator professional development. The project resulted in the development of three new sciencebased courses. These new courses will be offered to non-traditional and nonscience major students via an online or distance education delivery mechanism. Additionally, ESU provided educational programs in the McMunn Planetarium for a record number of students and community attendees.

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Karen Stylianides

College of Health Sciences Physical Education Teacher Certification “Camp Colours” FUNDING SOURCE: Autism Speaks AMOUNT requestED: $25,000 OVERVIEW: East Stroudsburg University’s Camp Colours consists of two week-long summer day camps for children with autism. The camp was created and designed by the Physical Education Teacher Education Department in collaboration with the Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness, Music and Psychology Departments. The philosophy of the camp is to provide an educational, structured and safe environment for children with autism that explores several different activities focusing on the whole child.

Thomas Tauer

College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean of the Graduate College “Wallops Island Request” FUNDING SOURCE: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) AMOUNT awardED: $450,000 OVERVIEW: The purpose of this study is to promote student development in the sciences and faculty research in areas of interest to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The project, overseen by Tauer, provides faculty and student teams at four PASSHE universities (California, ESU, Kutztown, and Millersville) with research opportunities at the NASA Goddard Wallops Flight Facility.

Doreen Tobin

Vice President for Student Affairs “Challenging the Primacy of Alcohol” FUNDING SOURCE: PASSHE through U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT awardED: $185,993 OVERVIEW: This program is designed to increase awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and binge drinking in the campus community. The projected goal is to have a seven percent decrease in frequency of underage and binge drinking of first-year resident students.

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Uriel Trujillo Upward Bound

“Healthcare Opportunities Program” FUNDING SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) AMOUNT requestED: $214,228 OVERVIEW: In partnership with the Commonwealth Medical College, ESU is a participating university in the Regional Education Academy for Careers in HealthHigher Education Initiative (REACH-HEI). The goal of this initiative is to expand access and completion of careers in the health and allied health professions by Northeast Pennsylvania’s (NEPA) disadvantaged students who will most likely stay and serve the region’s medically underserved communities and fill in the growing gap of primary care physicians and health professionals.

“Upward Bound” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education AMOUNT awardED: $374,900 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.

Laura Waters

College of Health Sciences / Nursing “Nursing Scholarship” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

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AMOUNT requestED: $30,000

OVERVIEW: The PHEF Nursing Education Grant Program was created to help reverse Pennsylvania’s nursing shortage by generating non-taxpayer supported funding which otherwise is not available to schools of nursing. 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.

Marilyn Wells Office of the Provost

“NEPA Curriculum Development” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor via WIRED: Wall Street West AMOUNT awardED: $24,157 OVERVIEW: The funds supported curriculum development in the Physics Department, on-line course conversion in the Computer Science and Physics Departments, student recruitment activities and STEM educator professional development. The project resulted in the development of three new sciencebased courses. These new courses will be offered to non-traditional and nonscience major students via an online or distance education delivery mechanism. Additionally, ESU provided educational programs in the McMunn Planetarium for a record number of students and community attendees.

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Howard Whidden

College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Assessment of Bat Activity in Luzerne County, PA— After White-Nose Syndrome” FUNDING SOURCE: National Speleological Society, Rapid Response Fund AMOUNT requestED: $6,904 OVERVIEW: Recent data collected by the Pennsylvania Game Commission suggests that the decline in hibernating bats at sites suffering from White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) may approach 98%. This proposal by Dr. Whidden suggests using acoustic monitoring of bat activity in Luzerne County, PA rather than making mortality assessments through winter surveys of hibernacula. Acoustic monitoring in 2010 will provide data on bat activity at a time early in the spread of WNS, and may prove important for documenting long-term population trends in local bat species following the appearance of WNS.

A total of 64 faculty, staff and administrators submitted grant applications in Fiscal Year 2010.

“White-Nose Syndrome” FUNDING SOURCE: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service AMOUNT AWARDED: $2,500 OVERVIEW: Dr. Whidden and students will use funding from this grant to continue to monitor White-Nose Syndrome in bats in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River corridor (UPDE). This will be done by conducting acoustic monitoring of bats in this area to determine if bat populations are declining. The UPDE is an area of concern for White-Nose Syndrome because it has been confirmed in nearby counties in New York and Pennsylvania.

Gene White

College of Health Sciences / Physical Education “Camp Colours” FUNDING SOURCE: Autism Speaks AMOUNT requestED: $25,000 OVERVIEW: East Stroudsburg University’s Camp Colours consists of two week-long summer day camps for children with autism. The camp was created and designed by the Physical Education Teacher Education Department in collaboration with the Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness, Music and Psychology Departments. The philosophy of the camp is to provide an educational, structured and safe environment for children with autism that explores several different activities focusing on the whole child.

“Inclusive Recreation and Learning Experiences” FUNDING SOURCE: Bubel Aiken Foundation AMOUNT requestED: $13,880 OVERVIEW: This proposal is for a two day a week, three hour after-school program and a one-week summer camp experience for 40 diverse, K-5 children from a neighboring government housing development and community children with autism. The program will offer inclusive and integrated instruction in recreational/fitness/physical activities, nutrition, reading, social groups, concluding with an evening meal. This Inclusive Recreational and Learning Experiences Promoting Awareness, Education, and Health program will be designed to deliver new or improved services to demonstrate successful and increased inclusion outcomes for children with special needs.

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Tracy Whitford

College of Arts and Sciences / Biological Sciences “Growing Greener” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection AMOUNT requestED: $214,951 OVERVIEW: This proposal is to protect the Brodhead Watershed and Cherry Creek Sub-watershed resources by establishing a monitoring program to detect the presence of environmental estrogens in the area. Many of the chemicals entering these watersheds disrupt biological functions that are normally controlled by hormones. In recent years, examples of decreased fertility, abnormal sex ratios, and unusual development have surfaced in fish, wildlife, and human populations. These abnormalities have been linked to point and nonpoint discharge of agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and various common dispersing detergents. In order to monitor these watersheds, protocols will be established to detect point and non-point sources of environmental estrogens using continuous sampling devices.

“Renovation of Moore Biology Hall” FUNDING SOURCE: National Science Foundation AMOUNT requestED: $2,000,000

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OVERVIEW: The requested funding would provide for numerous updates to Moore Biology Hall, a building built in 1976 that contains a natural history museum, an animal care suite, a greenhouse, dedicated microscopy facilities, and many lecture and laboratory classrooms with approximately one quarter of the total area of the building currently used for research activities. These renovations will make ESU more attractive to prospective faculty members and will also allow for better training of undergraduate and graduate students.

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Wallops Flight Facility collaborative Projects year two John Elwood College of Arts and Sciences / Physics Cosmic Rays In Year Two of funding for the Cosmic Rays project, Physics Professor John Elwood and his students steadily gained more of an understanding of cosmic rays, the energetic particles that can affect electronic devices in high altitudes and during spaceflight. Data regarding cosmic rays is currently being analyzed after a successful launch of a detector flown aboard a weather balloon that was held at an altitude of approximately 130,000 feet in Fort Sumner, New Mexico for 24 hours. When the data Dr. John Elwood, right, and student Joshua collection concluded, the balloon was carefully returned to the Joyce at work on the cosmic ray sensor. ESU campus in a light proof box, making sure it would not be exposed to elements that would alter the data. Professor Elwood and his students are currently analyzing each polycarbonate sheet looking for places “where the energetic particles entered the material.” Professor Elwood is hopeful that he and his team will be able to “find some places where the particles actually stopped within the sheets.” When this happens, the team will be able to collect a significant amount of data regarding the nature and composition of cosmic rays. This research project has provided a unique learning opportunity for both Professor Elwood and his students.

H a k l i n K i mm College of Arts and Sciences Computer Science

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s collaborative Projects

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s

CAN-Based CubSAT Bus System Design and Development

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Dr. Kimm and his students continue to work on connecting small subsystems efficiently and flawlessly so that they can function in harsh environments such as low battery power or extreme temperatures. The CAN-based CubSAT project consists of connecting two computers to three small robots to control their coordinated movements, as seen in Dr. Haklin Kimm, right, and student Brian Pechkis factory assembly lines. The initial results of this research present the robot formula. were featured in a presentation in November to ESU faculty and staff during the second year of this research project. Professor Kimm is using these research results to make a specific type of satellite technology more efficient and resistant to failure. The outcome of this project and related technology has the potential to make an impact on automotive and technology industries worldwide as well as satellite technology and space exploration. Dr. Kimm’s work is being further supported by a NASA grant.


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Faculty Development and Research (FDR) Major Grants (Awards up to $8,000) Renee Boburka College of Arts and Sciences / Psychology Perceptions of Prejudice Corresponding to Traits Resembling the Prejudiced Group funding source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/ESU amount requested: $7,648 Overview: With this grant, Dr. Renee Boburka investigated how feelings of prejudice and judgments of discrimination may be impacted by subtle changes in appearance. She hypothesizes that as members of a prejudiced group come to look progressively more like the stereotypical image of the group, the prejudicial behaviors will increase accordingly. This project will focus specifically on discrimination in the workplace. In addition to benefiting her own personal growth, this study will also benefit society as a whole. Given the increasingly diverse nature of our country, the understanding of various components of prejudice must be a compulsory part of our developing understanding of human nature.

Laurene Clossey College of Arts and Sciences / Sociology The Interaction Between Organizational Culture and Structure in Mental Health Recovery FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/ESU AMOUNT awardED: $8,000 Overview: In the field of mental health, a consumer-driven service approach called the Recovery Model is being implemented across the country. There is evidence that these programs are not being implemented in the manner intended. The research by Dr. Laurene Clossey tests the hypothesis that in mental health agencies implementing the Recovery Model, organizational culture interacts with the organizational and program structures to effectuate positive client outcomes.

Alfred Dolich College of Arts and Sciences / Mathematics VC-Density in Mathematical Theories FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/ESU AMOUNT awardED: $2,190 Overview: The goal of the project undertaken by Dr. Alfred Dolich is continued research on VC-Density with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between VC-Density and other similar concepts. This topic centers on combinational properties of models of first order axioms, namely those objects which provide the semantic content for systems of axioms presented in abstract logical languages. This study will have applications in the area of neural networks as well as machine learning. With this project Dr. Dolich hopes to continue a study of VC-Density initiated with co-authors in a paper currently in preparation and to provide new insight into the lately popular field of dependent sets of axioms.

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Shixiong Hu College of Arts and Sciences / Geography Monitoring and Modeling Phosphorus Movement in Paradise Watershed FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/ESU Amount requested:$7,975 Overview: This proposed project by Dr. Shixiong Hu will investigate the hotspots of Phosphorus (P) value and identify the major contributors of P in Paradise Watershed. The findings from this study will be valuable for cost-effective watershed management and sustainable development in the local watershed, and it should also be applicable in other similar areas with severe disturbance from natural processes and urbanization. Students will also be involved in this project and will gain field experiences and lab analysis skills.

Amar Kanekar College of Health Studies / Public Health Enhancing Academic Competencies in Public Health for Improving Teaching, Research and Service FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/ESU Amount awarded: $7,730 Overview: Dr. Kanekar attended the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at John Hopkins University School of Public Health. While in attendance he studied epidemiology, biostatistics, infectious diseases and applications in an academic setting. Among his many desired outcomes in attending this Institute was updated skills, knowledge and experience in core competency areas of public health. Dr. Kanekar will be able to integrate acquired knowledge and skills in improving teaching, research and service abilities as an integral member of the ESU Public Health department.

Irina Khusid and Bonnie Green College of Arts and Sciences Psychology Implicit Attitudes Conveyed to and Possessed by Young Women Regarding Earning Potential FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education/ESU Amount awarded: $4,000 Overview: Many advances have been made in the past several decades regarding social equity, yet one area has seen little change: pay disparity between equally qualified men and women in the same position. There is some indication that women are paid 25 percent less than men for the same position; this discrepancy may be explained in part because some women believe that they should be paid less. Drs. Khusid and Green plan to evaluate young women’s attitudes regarding their earning potential; to examine the role of mothers and fathers in the formation of their daughters’ attitudes; and also to study whether attitudes improve when young women and their parents are presented with information on gender disparity and are encouraged to become more aware of their attitudes.

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Richard F. Otto College of Education / Media Communication and Technology The Virtual Community of “Star Trek Online” FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Amount awarded: $3,967 Overview: The purpose of Dr. Otto’s project was to study aspects of community within the soon-to-be-released “Star Trek Online,” a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that allows users to create a character and interact with other players’ characters in a virtual world. This research project seeks to understand player perceptions of MMORPG communities in the pre-community stage, at the onset of the community when the game is first released, and after the community has existed for a period of time.

S. Hooshang Pazaki and Chin Hu aculty Development and Research Grants

College of Arts and Sciences Sociology

Muslim Women Immigrant Experiences in the United States FUNDING SOURCE: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Amount awarded: $4,000 Overview: A fundamental challenge for Muslim immigrants in the United States involves a reconciliation of an Islamic religious and cultural identity with the appeal of the host culture in the West. Many Muslim immigrants struggle to find their place in a host culture, their new home, when their inherited identity is strongly influenced by Islam. The purpose of Drs. Pazaki and Hu’s research is to study Muslim immigrant women’s identity in the U.S. More specifically, they plan to examine Muslim immigrants’ behaviors and beliefs as they are shaped by gender, ethnic, and religious norms practiced and experienced daily. This research should facilitate further understanding of challenges in the adaptation and adjustments among Muslim immigrants, and promote intercultural understanding and tolerance among the increasingly diverse U.S. population.

Faculty Professional Development Grants 2009-10 Funds Requested

Funds Awarded

By Type

By Type

Fall Travel

Spring Travel

Mini

Major/FPDC

For more information, see page 37.

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Faculty Development and Research (FDR) MINI Grants (Awards up to $1,000) M argaret J oyce B all

S c o t t R. D i e t r i c h

Theatre

Athletic Training Education

Dr. Ball attended a workshop entitled “One Voice: Integrating Singing Techniques and Voice Training for the Actor.” The workshop focused on one of her primary areas of research, the integration of the speaking and singing voice in performance situations.

Funds from this grant enabled Dr. Dietrich to complete the CrossFit – Level 1 Instructor certification, which emphasized constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. He will be incorporating the fundamentals of this training into his physical conditioning classes.

K evin C asebolt

Faculty-led student research experiences have been shown to aid in retention and recruitment of students.

C arl O. D i N ardo

Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness

Library

Dr. Casebolt used this funding to support Camp Colours, a week long day camp in the summer for children with autism. Through his participation in this camp, he has grown as an educator and looks forward to enhancing his knowledge in future related work.

DiNardo attended the annual Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, VA. This conference allowed him opportunities to learn about new technology trends and website design, and to bring back fresh ideas that will enhance service at ESU’s Kemp Library.

Jyh-Hann Chang and Bonnie Green

D arlene F arris -L a B ar

Psychology

Farris-LaBar attended a workshop offered by Synergis Academic Solutions on 3-D Autodesk CAD and Inventor software which is currently being used in ESU art classes that teach 3-D design, sculpture, illustration, product design, and industrial design.

Art

This grant allowed for the publication of Dr. Chang and Dr. Greens’s article, “Workshop on Changing Attitudes in College Population: Facilitators with Physical Disabilities,” in the Journal of Instructional Psychology.

Shannon Frystak

Dongsheng Che

History

Computer Science Dr. Che used this funding to publish a review paper, “Decision Tree and Ensemble Learning Algorithms with Their Applications in Bioinformatics”, in the book Software Tools and Algorithms for Biological Systems.

Dr. Frystak attended the Louisiana Historical Association conference to chair on a panel entitled “Between Violence and Daily Insults: Louisiana Blacks in the Era of Apartheid”. While in Louisiana, she also visited the Amistad Research Center to continue her ongoing research.

Tim Connolly

Elizabeth Gibbons

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness

Dr. Connolly attended the 33rd Ancient Philosophy Workshop and attended a workshop focused on ancient Greek philosophy including top Plato and Aristotle scholars from around the world. Attending this workshop helped him to further develop his teaching and research.

Dr. Gibbons attended several dance instruction classes at Broadway Dance Center and Dance New Amsterdam in Manhattan. Attending these classes allowed her to refresh and revitalize dance techniques taught at ESU and observe pedagogical strategies in a variety of teachers and genres.

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FDR Mini Grants (continued) Patty Hannon

William Loffredo

Nursing

Chemistry

Dr. Hannon attended the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington, D.C. This conference allowed her to remain knowledgeable about advances in the field and keep her classes here at ESU current.

Dr. Loffredo synthesized two fluorescent-labeled estrogens that will be used in a study of binding estrogen receptors by Dr. John Smith of the Biology Department. Dr. Loffredo worked with undergraduate students to develop these estrogens.

Christine Hofmeister

Terry L. Master

Computer Science

Biological Sciences

Dr. Hofmeister to traveled to Wadern, Germany to attend a seminar entitled Quantitative Software Design: Extracting Design Information from Code. Attending this event, she made connections with colleagues at other universities to work collaboratively.

The funding from this grant supported a publication in The Auk, the leading ornithological journal. The article, entitled “Responses of Acadian Flycatchers (Empidonax virescens) to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) Infestation In Appalachian Riparian Forests,” was authored by Dr. Master and two former ESU graduate students.

aculty Development and Research Grants

Shixiong Hu

Geography

Shawn Munford

Dr. Hu used funds from this grant to purchase equipment that will measure soil moisture and rainfall data. This data will be the input for hydrologic modeling in the local watershed.

Movement Activities and Lifetime Fitness With this grant Munford attended The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) conference. He attended several workshops that kept him current on contemporary trends within fitness.

Yi-hui Huang Media Communication and Technology This grant will allow for the publication of Dr. Huang’s photographic project, “Four Seasons in the Shawnee Mountains.” This project will reveal and preserve the beauty of forms that reside in wild plants in the Shawnee Mountains.

E r i n O’ D o n n e l l History Dr. O’Donnell used the funds from this grant to submit her dissertation, “History, Trauma and Remembering: The Construction of a Postcolonial Bengali Cultural Identity in Ritwik Ghatak’s Films,” for consideration for the UCLA Center for India and South Asia’s prestigious Sardar Patel Award. The award is given to the author of the best dissertation completed at any American university on the subject of modern India.

Amar Kanekar Health Studies Dr. Kanekar conducted a Safer Sex Survey among undergraduates at ESU. This study will help Dr. Kanekar to further his research and understanding in the area of behavioral issues in promoting safer sex practices among adolescents and college students.

R i c h a r d F. O t t o

Patricia Kennedy

Media Communication and Technology

Communication Studies

Dr. Otto received training from Future Media Concepts on the software programs Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. He plans to add these to several classes that he teaches each semester to expand student knowledge and enhance their job prospects.

Dr. Kennedy attended The Pennsylvania Canadian Studies Consortium, where she presented “The Passamaquoddy Tidal Hydropower Project: An Exploration of the Region and Analysis of Coverage in Local and National News, 1933-1935.”

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Joni Oye-Benintende

Carey Snyder

Art

Athletics

Oye-Benintende purchased equipment and tools that were used to create large slabs of clay for ceramic sculpture. She hopes to display the works created with these tools in an installation and exhibition later in the year at ESU.

Dr. Snyder attended and participated in the NCAA Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA. While there, Dr. Snyder participated in several business and compliance meetings.

H o w a r d P. W h i d d e n

Oye-Benintende also received funds to attend a workshop offered by Synergis Academic Solutions in Autodesk CAD and Inventor. This 3D design software will be used in several classes that are taught at ESU.

Biological Sciences Dr. Whidden used the funds from this grant to prepare teaching materials on Pocono mammals that will be distributed to the local schools. A graduate student worked with him to develop the materials that will include information on the natural history and conservation of local mammals.

Suzanne Fischer Prestoy Nursing Dr. Prestoy attended the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute. Her attendance enhanced her psychopharmacology knowledge, an essential concept in psychiatric mental health nursing and several classes that she teaches here at ESU.

Jennifer L. White Biological Sciences Dr. White enrolled in an online course offered by the University of Manchester, UK entitled “Analysis of Organismal Form.” The course covered traditional methods of quantitative analysis of size and shape of organisms, as well as the latest, more sophisticated methods that Dr. White can incorporate into her ongoing research.

John S. Smith Biological Sciences This grant allowed Dr. Smith to detect potential estrogenic substances in our watershed using assays based upon engineered yeast cells that fluoresce in the presence of estrogens. He also hopes to investigate the effects of these hormone-disruptors on animals in the water.

Faculty Professional Development Grants 2009-10 Submitted Awarded 22 21 18 18 40 39

Requested Awarded $ 21,275 $ 19,654 $ 14,498 $ 12,420 $ 35,773 $ 32,074

Fall Travel

Tenured Untenured Total

Spring Travel

Tenured Untenured Total

42 26 68

33 24 57

$ $ $

37,315 22,570 59,885

$ $ $

24,100 18,075 42,175

Mini

Tenured Untenured Total

26 15 41

14 14 28

$ $ $

23,267 12,200 35,467

$ $ $

11,698 11,108 22,806

Major/FPDC

Tenured Untenured Total

3 7 10

1 7 8

$ $ $

22,970 51,898 74,868

$ $ $

7,340 35,407 42,747

159

132

TOTAL

Funds Requested By Type

$ 205,993 $ 139,802

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Faculty Development and Research (FDR) funded travel grants for presentations – Pennsylvania Margaret Joyce Ball

Patricia M. Kennedy

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region II Indiana, PA Strategies for Strengthening Musical Theatre Vocal Technique

Pennsylvania Canadian Studies Consortium Annual Conferences Lock Haven, PA Who Benefits?: A comparison of U.S. and Canadian news coverage of the Passamaquoddy tidal hydropower project: 1933-1943

Adenike Bitto

PA-CSC Special Projects Grant Report: Taking ESU students to Montreal to study Canadian/U.S. media and culture

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA Prediction! Prediction! Water Scarcity Beyond 2020

Marilyn Narey

The National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA Professors Learning from Teachers

aculty Development and Research Grants

Christine E.W. Brett

Pennsylvania State AHPERD Valley Forge, PA PA Standards: Activity, Alignment and Assessment— Student Success; The Early Years (3-8): Providing a Foundation for a Physically Active Lifestyle

Erin O’Donnell

Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies Philadelphia, PA (Re)presentations of 1940s Bengal: The 1943 Famine, 1946 Calcutta/Noakhali Riots and 1947 Partition

Alberto Cardelle

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA Using Social Network Analysis to Diagnose Hurdles in Sustaining Collaborative

Steven Shive

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA HBV Screening Compliance and Cancer Screening Behaviors and Barriers Presentations at APHA

Robert Cohen

Association for Science Teacher Education Northeast Regional Conference Bushkill, PA Can You Have a Good Science Lesson Without Inquiry?

Beth Rajan Sockman

One to One Conference - The Pennsylvania State University State College, PA Widgets for Reflection - 21st Century Professional Development

Scott R. Dietrich

National Athletic Training Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA Going Green: Incorporating Principles of Sustainability in Athletic Training 2010

Daniel E. Steere

Annual Conference of TASH Organization Pittsburgh, PA Promoting Transition Success for Student on the Autism Spectrum

Steven Godin

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA Implementation of SCREEN: Formative and Impact Evaluation Findings

Craig Wilson

National Science Teachers Association National Conference Philadelphia, PA Development and Implementation of Inquiry-oriented activities for the middle Science Classroom

Amar Kanekar

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA Social Cognitive Theory-Based Predictors of Safer Sex Among African-American College Students

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations – NationaL Julianne Albiero-Walton

Kevin Casebolt

Mary Beth Allen

AAPHERD/AAHE National Convention Indianapolis, IN College Students’ Self Perception Toward Exercise

Association for the Tutoring Profession 6th Annual Conference New Orleans, LA Tutoring Needs of Veterans in Higher Education

Eastern District AAPHERD Rye Brook, NY Physical Education Teachers’ Beliefs Toward Including Students with Disabilities into their Classes

International Reading Association Annual Meeting Chicago, IL Books I Wouldn’t Want to Teach Without: Scaffolding Students’ Thinking Through Terrific Texts

Jyh-Hann Chang

Eastern Psychological Association New York, NY The Benefits of Ecological Improvement on Nursing Home Residents: A Service Learning Project

Lesliee Antonette

Cultural Studies Association Berkeley, CA Workshop on Providing an Accurate Appraisal of Global Thinking

A Multi-Class Approach to an Integrated Service Learning Project Learning Outcomes: Teaching Online or Offline, Does It Matter?

Kathleen J. Barnes

Eastern Academy of Management Portland, ME A Study of Group Empowerment: Reliability and Validity of Kirkman and Rosen’s (1997) Group

Tim Connolly

American Philosophical Association Meeting New York, NY Aristotle on Strength of Will

Empowerment Scale AND Teaching Teamwork with Adventure Learning

Paul Creamer

82nd American Association of Teachers of French National Convention San Jose, CA “The Little Prince” from the Big Apple: The Gotham City Origins of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Masterpiece

Paul Bartoli

Eastern Psychological Association Brooklyn, NY Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction: A Comparison of Online, Live Video, Hybrid, and Traditional Teaching Experience

The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, MI Emphasizing the Oral Nature of Marie de France’s Book-form Lais: An Approach for the Undergraduate Classroom

AAHPERD/AAHE National Convention Indianapolis, IN College Students’ Self Perception Toward Exercise

Kelly Boyd

AAPHERD/AAHE National Convention Indianapolis, IN Edutainment: Successful Integration of Popular Media in the Health Classroom

Marianne Cutler

Eastern Sociological Society Boston, MA Feminism and the Biocentric Imperative: Implications for Non-Precreative Mothers in Lesbian Families

Joyce Burgener

Professional Development Schools National Conference Orlando, FL Assistive Technology Workshop: A New Addition to the PDS Program

Shala Davis

National American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference Baltimore, MD COAES Site Visitor Training Workshop

Developing Images of PDS Leadership in Beginning Teachers

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations – national (continued) Caroline DiPipi-Hoy

Marcia Gasper

Alfred Dolich

Gateway to Innovation and Creativity in Nursing Education Baltimore, MD Building a Community with Your Advisees

Young Adult International Conference New York, NY Technology for ALL Teachers = Technology for ALL Learners

Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute San Diego, CA Using Simulation to Promote Patient Safety

Association for Symbolic Logic 2010 North American Meeting Washington D.C. On Notions of “Dependence Minimality”

Melissa Geiger

Southeastern College Art Conference (International Art History Conference) Mobile, AL Robert Rauschenberg’s Carnal Clocks: The Times They Are Changing

Mohamed Adam Dosi

Association of American Geographers Washington D.C. Economic Liberalization, Land Reform and Urban Development in Zanzibar town

The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era Charleston, SC Combating Change: Thomas Cole and the Nostalgic American Landscape

aculty Development and Research Grants

Leif Johan Eliasson

The Midwest Political Science Association Annual National Conference Chicago, IL Does Public Knowledge Matter in Foreign Policy?: American views of Europe

Glenn Geiser-Getz

National Communication Association Convention Chicago, IL Experiencing Pressure and Professionalism in The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Sussie Eshun

Annual Meeting of Eastern Psychological Association New York, NY Role of Personal Experience and Knowledge in College Students’ Perceptions about Mental Illness

Elizabeth Gibbons Dance Flurry Saratoga Springs, NY Tennis Ball Massage

Germain Francois

Association of the Tutoring Profession Sixth Annual Conference New Orleans, LA Using A Social Network Site to Promote Social and Academic Integration

Beverlyn Grace-OdelEye

Shannon Frystak

Michael Gray

National Academic Advising Association San Antonio, TX A Mentoring Advising Model: Working With First-Year “Students of Color”

Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times

Society of Civil War Historians Conference Richmond, VA Captivating Captives: An Excursion Into Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison

Heather Garrison

Bonnie Green

2010 Professional Development Schools National Conference Orlando, FL Impact of PDS Teacher Candidates’ Use of Children’s Literature with Positive Portrayals of Characters with Disabilities on Students’ Perceptions

Association of Psychological Science Boston, MA Complexity of Thought as an Indirect Measure of Implicit Attitudes

PDS Teacher Candidates Learn to Evaluate and Use Children’s Literature with Positive Portrayals of Characters with Disabilities

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations – national (continued) Barrel Gueye

Irina Khusid

Sheila Handy

Caroline Kuchinski

National Association for Multicultural Education Denver, CO Infusing the Multicultural Perspective into a Monocultural Teacher Education Program

Association for Psychological Sciences Conference Boston, MA Testing Competing Explanations for Sex Differences in Jealousy by Circumventing Ceiling Effects

Academy of Business Education Fort Lauderdale, FL An Assessment Toolkit for an Accounting Program

National Association for Sport and Physical Education Conference Myrtle Beach, SC NASPE Stars K-12 Physical Education Programs and PETE Programs: Collaboration and Partnership

John Hauth

Mayaguez, PR Invited Clinician: XXI Central American and Caribbean games

Jaedeock Lee

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Tampa, FL The Role of Fan and Cause Identification in the Success of Cause-Related Sport Marketing

T. Storm Heter

North American Sartre Society Memphis, TN Reciprocity and the Possibility of Ethics

Kenneth Levitt

Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management Washington, D.C. A Model of Adaptability to Changing Work Environments: Using Role-Play Exercises to Illustrate the Model

Kathleen S. Hillman

American Association for Health Education Indianapolis, IN AAHE/NCATE University Preparation Workshop

Chin Hu

Eastern Sociological Society Boston, MA Sociological Theories of the State and Globalization

Andrea McClanahan

Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference Baltimore, MD The Woman in the Mirror: Coping Post-Surgery Recovery and Altered Appearance After Major Surgery

Shixiong Hu

106th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers Washington D.C. Study on Stream Temperature of Sambo Creek, Northeastern PA

Robert McKenzie

College Broadcasters Incorporated Conference Austin, TX Blending Academics with Radio Activities

Mihye Jeong

AAPHERD/AAHE National Convention Indianapolis, IN General Physical Education Teachers’ Beliefs Toward Teaching Students with Disabilities

Maureen McLaughlin

International Reading Association Conference Chicago, IL Comprehending Information Text: Teaching Middle School and High School Students How to Understand What They Read

Richard S. Kelly

Pittsburgh Conference and Expo Orlando, FL Online Learning Models: Utilizing a Tool Box and Problem Based Learning Approach to Teach Analytical Science

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations – national (continued) Ann F. Millett

Patricia Pinciotti

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention New Orleans, LA A University/Hospice Collaboration to Improve Patient Communication

2010 Professional Development Schools National Conference Orlando, FL Inquiry into Preservice Teachers’ Developing Knowledge of Curriculum Developing Images of PDS Leadership in Beginning Teachers

Gavin L. Moir

National American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference Baltimore, MD The Effects of Exercise Order and Load on Power Output and Work During Clean Pulls

Suzanne Fischer Prestoy

27th Annual Academic Chairperson’s Conference Orlando, FL Effective Strategies for Leading Your Department’s Reaccreditation

aculty Development and Research Grants

Reto (Ray) Muller

Association of Humanist Sociology New Orleans, LA The Race Relations Project: Exploring Sociology’s Activist Imagination in and Beyond the Undergraduate Classroom

Kimberly Razzano

AAPHERD/AAHE National Convention Indianapolis, IN Edutainment: Successful Integration of Popular Media in the Health Classroom

Southwestern Social Science Association Houston, TX Mikhail M. Bakhtin and the Social Self: Pedagogical Reflections on Sociology’s Ethical Imagination

Virginia Reiner

Association for the Tutoring Profession Sixth Annual Conference New Orleans, LA Using Social Networking to Engage and Retain At-Risk Students Academic Awareness Equals Academic Success

Erin O’Donnell

Northeast Popular Culture Association New York, NY Films of Ritwik Ghatak: The Search for Postcolonial Bengali Cultural Identity

Linda K. Rogers

2010 Professional Development Schools National Conference Orlando, FL Inquiry into Preservice Teachers’ Developing Knowledge of Curriculum Developing Images of PDS Leadership in Beginning Teachers

Mary Jane O’Merle

AAPHERD/AAHE National Convention Indianapolis, IN Soar to Success

Paula Parker

Association for Applied Sport Psychology Salt Lake City, UT Same Terminal Degree, Different Career Avenues: The Paths of four SEP professionals

Stephanie Romero

International Reading Association Annual Meeting Chicago, IL Books I Wouldn’t Want to Teach Without: Scaffolding Students’ Thinking Through Terrific Texts

S. Hooshang Pazaki

National Social Sciences Association San Francisco, CA Social Scientific Theories of State and Obama’s Presidency: The Limits of Policy Implications for the Middle East

Jeffrey Ruth

Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages San Diego, CA Language Teacher Education: The State of the Field and TD SIG Business Meeting Student Videos Bring Community Culture into the Classroom

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FDR funded travel grants for presentations – national (continued) Alison L. Rutter

Charles R. Warner

Professional Development Schools National Conference Orlando, FL Webquesting for All: Using Technology to Foster Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Integration of Subject Matter for all Students

Popular Culture Association Annual Conference St. Louis, MO The Team America Loves to Hate: Why Baseball Fans Despise the New York Yankees

Richard Wesp

Sharing Our Best Practices at the PDS Site

Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association New York, NY The Ames Room Illusion Affects Visually Guided Reaching

Successes from the PDS National Conference

Gina R. Scala

2010 Professional Development Schools National Conference Orlando, FL The Power of the PAW & PDS: School Wide Implementation of RTL, PBIS, UDL, and DI…this Alphabet Spells SUCCESS

Rodman Weston

National Association for Multicultural Education Denver, CO Infusing the Multicultural Perspective into a Monocultural Teacher Education Program

Elaine M. Shuey

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention New Orleans, LA A University/Hospice Collaboration to Improve Patient Communication

Andrew Whitehead

Kappa Delta Pi Biannual Convocation Orlando, FL Professors Learning from Teachers

Leigh Smith

Chad Witmer

Texas Medieval Association Conference Austin, TX “A sepulture of lyvyng men”: George Ashby’s Prison Poetry and the Anchoritic Tradition

National American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference Baltimore, MD The Acute Effects of Back Squats on Mechanical Variables During Countermovement Vertical Jump Performance in Women

Beth Rajan Sockman

Association of Educational Communications and Technology Louisville, KY Why Homeschoolers Choose Cyber Charter Schools

Rhonda Sutton

Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Charlotte, NC Designing and Developing Literacy Coaching Courses

117 faculty submitted FDR proposals in Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

National Literacy Coaching Summit Corpus Christi, TX Inner Monologue: Response to Intervention

Jack Truschel

National College Learning Center Association 24th Annual Conference Denver, CO Transitions to College

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fiscal year 2009-2010 aculty Development and Research Grants

FDR funded travel grants for presentations international Alfredo Ahumada

Marcia Godich

IX Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispanica Lima, Peru Vigencia y Obsolescencia de la Literatura Argentina

The 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Athens, Greece Contextualization of President Obama's Address to Congress: A Discourse Analysis Focusing on the Speech, Speaker and Occasion

Nurun N. Begum

European Teacher Education Network Annual Conference 2010 Helsinki, Finland Art is a Way of Learning: A Model Pre-School Program to Address the Needs of the Diverse Learners

Haklin Kimm

International Conference on Computer Engineering and Applications Bali, Indonesia Integrated Fault Tolerant System for Automotive Bus Networks

Christopher Brooks

Rhonda Ray

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Annual Conference St. Andrews, Scotland “Ideological Origins: The Scottish-ness of James Wilson’s ‘Artificial Person’”

2009 Conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Ottawa, ON, Canada Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry: A Defense of Christianity and the State Church

Dongsheng Che

Denise Thompson

International Conference on Information and Electronics Engineering Shanghai, China Maximum Likelihood Based Genetic Algorithm for Inferring Haplotypes from Genotypes

14th Annual International Research Society for Public Management Conference Berne, Switzerland Making Disaster Management Entities Perform: What Lessons We Can Learn from the Caribbean Region

Catherine Culnane

Nancy Van Arsdale

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Amsterdam, Netherlands Body and Soul: The Construct of Self and the Psychological Impact of Injury in Student Dancers and Athletes

Shenyang Normal University Shenyang, China Guest Lecture on American Literature and Corporate Communications at Shenyang Normal University

Joseph Eshun

Global Social Venture Research Conference Shanghai, China Towards a Theory of Social Entrepreneurship: From Social Problems to Social Innovations and Social Networks

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external Grants

External Funding Facts and Figures 2009-2010 External Funds Requested By Source

PASSHE

Federal

State

Other

2009-2010 External Funds Awarded By Source

PASSHE

Federal

State

Other

Type of Funds

Funds Requested

Funds Awarded

Submitted

Awarded

Denied

Pending

PASSHE

$437,464

$378,032

26

17

9

0

Federal

$17,853,018

$1,989,940

28

11

9

8

$2,858,333

$776,294

21

11

4

6

$590,884

$255,501

28

20

7

1

$21,739,699

$3,399,767

103

59

29

15

State Other Total

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grant proposals 2009-2010

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Research

and

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

The Research and Economic Development Division (RED) supports the academic mission of East Stroudsburg University through entrepreneurship, workforce development, grants and research and collaborative partnership opportunities. The division includes the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, Office of Workforce Development, Business Accelerator Program, Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and oversight of the Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone.

RED P r o j e c t s - P a r t n e r s h i p s Workforce Training

KIZs are geographically designated zones designed to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities. The Pocono Mountains KIZ has been supported with over $500,000 in Commonwealth Funding. Additionally, ESU has received $683,000 in Keystone Innovation Grants to support technology transfer and commercialization projects in Northeast Pennsylvania.

University Research and Business Park

Entrepreneurial Leadership Center The East Stroudsburg University Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) was developed in 2009 through an economic development grant from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The ELC sponsors an annual business plan competition, entrepreneurship across the colleges, boot camps, and other educational opportunities.

Collaboration

Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)

ESU is a designated WEDnetPA partner and allocated over $232,000 in Employee-Training Grants in fiscal year to thirty-three companies. Funding for WEDnetPA is provided by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). ESU also administers Customized Job Training Grants (CJT) to qualified companies to provide funds for training.

Construction was recently completed on Phase I of the Park, the 51,000 square foot Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The building, which received $5.5M in grant funding, includes business accelerator space, R&D facilities, anchor tenants, computer training labs, and office space. Project partners included the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Monroe and the Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation.

and

Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) The Obama Administration awarded $99.6 million in federal stimulus funding to the Keystone Initiative for NetworkBased Education and Research (KINBER), a coalition of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, research and health care organizations and economic development entities that submitted a joint application for the construction and management of a robust, statewide broadband network. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration grant, awarded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be supplemented with an additional $29 million in private investment to establish the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network (PennREN). When completed, the fiber optic cable network will extend nearly 1,700 miles through 39 Pennsylvania counties—including 22 currently considered unserved or underserved based on their access to affordable PennREN Route Map broadband services. PASSHE staff Art Stephens, Karen Ball (both from the Office of the Chancellor), Tom Pavelchek (West Chester) and Patti Campbell (East Stroudsburg) worked on the proposal team and continue to provide support to the funded project.

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en Franklin Technology Development Authority B Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone – $50,000 Awarded en Franklin Technology Partners B ESU Research and Business Park – $500,000 Requested Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone – $5,000 Awarded Business Accelerator – $10,000 Awarded Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – Financial Literacy – $185,000 Requested A Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) WEDnetPA P Guaranteed Free Training – $231,068 Awarded Local Share Gaming Funds – ESU Research and Business Park – $496,312 Requested

external Grants

RED Grant Proposals 2009-10

ennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE ) P Web-Based Internship Network (WIN) – $30,000 Awarded University Business Infrastructure – $175,000 Awarded sanofi pasteur – Infrastructure Buildout for Wetlabs – $45,000 Requested Sordoni Foundation Inc. – ESU Research and Business Park – $5,000 Awarded U.S. Department of Labor – WIRED: Wall Street West NEPA Curriculum Development – $24,157 Awarded Bridging the Gap Curriculum Development – $43,000 Awarded KIZ Collaborative – $37,500 Awarded

Team

Miguel Barbosa

Director, Office of Workforce Development

P a t r i c i a C a mp b e l l Director, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

Sharone Glasco Manager, Business Accelerator

Alyson Patascher

Patricia Riegler Grant and Compliance Accountant

Project Coordinator

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fiscal year 2009-2010

Mary Frances Postupack Vice President, Economic Development and Research Support


Index Ahumada, Alfredo.................................. 44 Albiero-Walton, Julianne........................ 39 Aldras, Abdalla........................................ 5 Allen, Mary Beth.................................... 39 Antonette, Leslie................................ 5, 39 Ball, Margaret Joyce........................ 35, 38 Barnes, Kathleen . ................................ 39 Bartkus, Wendy....................................... 5 Bartoli, Paul........................................... 39 Begum, Nurun....................................... 44 Bitto, Adenike........................................ 38 Bloshinksi, John....................................... 6 Boburka, Renee..................................... 32 Boyd, Kelly............................................. 39 Brett, Christine E.W............................... 38 Brooks, Christopher............................... 44 Burgener, Joyce.................................... 39 Buckley, David......................................... 6 Cardelle, Alberto................................ 7, 38 Casebolt, Kevin........................... 7, 35, 39 Chang, Jyh-Hann (John)............. 8, 35, 39 Che, Dongsheng........................ 24, 35, 44 Clossey, Laurene................................... 32 Cohen, Robert ...................................... 38 Connolly, Tim ............................. 8, 35, 39 Creamer, Paul ...................................... 39 Culnane, Catherine .............................. 44 Cutler, Marianne . ................................. 39 Davis, Shala.......................................... 39 Dietrich, Scott.................................. 35, 38 DiNardo, Carl O..................................... 35 DiPipi-Hoy, Caroline.............................. 40 Dolich, Alfred......................... 8, 25, 32, 40 Dosi, Mohamed Adam........................... 40 Eliasson, Leif Johan.............................. 40 Elwood, John..................................... 9, 31 Eshun, Joseph....................................... 44 Eshun, Sussie.................................... 9, 40 Farris-LaBar, Darlene........................ 9, 35 Francois, Germain................................. 40 Frystak, Shannon ........................... 35, 40 Garrison, Heather.................................. 40 Gasper, Marcia...................................... 40 Geiger, Melissa .................................... 40 Geiser-Getz, Glenn .............................. 40 Gibbons, Elizabeth.................... 10, 35, 40 Godin, Steve . ........................... 10, 25, 38

Godich, Marcia...................................... 44 Grace-Odeleye, Beverlyn................ 10, 40 Gray, Michael ....................................... 40 Green, Bonnie........................... 33, 35, 40 Gueye, Barrel........................................ 41 Handy, Sheila........................................ 41 Hannon, Patty........................................ 36 Hauth, John..................................... 11, 41 Heter, T. Storm................................ 11, 41 Hillman, Kathleen ................................. 41 Hofmeister, Christine............................. 36 Hu, Chin..................................... 11, 34, 41 Hu, Shixiong.............................. 33, 36, 41 Huffman, Jane....................................... 12 Huang, Yi-hui . ...................................... 36 Jeong, Mihye................................... 13, 41 Jewett-Smith, Jerilyn............................. 13 Kanekar, Amar........................... 33, 36, 38 Kelly, Richard S. . ................................. 41 Kennedy, Patricia...................... 14, 36, 38 Khusid, Irina..................................... 33, 41 Kimm, Haklin .................................. 31, 44 Kramer-Ertel, Pamela............................ 14 Kraybill-Greggo, John............................ 14 Kuchinski, Caroline . ............................. 41 LaDuke, Thomas................................... 15 Lare, Doug............................................. 15 Lee, Jaedeock....................................... 41 Levitt, Kenneth ..................................... 41 Light, Randy.......................................... 16 Loffredo, William.................................... 36 Marmelstein, Robert.............................. 17 Maroney, James.................................... 17 Master, Terry......................................... 36 McClanahan, Andrea............................. 41 McKenzie, Robert............................ 17, 41 McLaughlin, Maureen............................ 41 Millett, Ann F. ....................................... 42 Moir, Gavin L. ....................................... 42 Muller, Reto (Ray)........................... 18, 42 Munford, Shawn.............................. 18, 36 Narey, Marilyn ...................................... 38 O’Donnell, Erin.......................... 36, 38, 42 O’Merle, Mary Jane............................... 42 Olson, Robin.......................................... 18 Otto, Richard F. .............................. 34, 36 Oye-Benintende, Joni............................ 37

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Parker, Paula......................................... 42 Pazaki, S. Hooshang....................... 34, 42 Perez, Fernando.................................... 19 Pierson, Bill............................................ 19 Pinciotti, Patricia.............................. 19, 42 Prestoy, Suzanne Fischer......... 20, 37, 42 Ray, Rhonda ........................................ 44 Razzano, Kimberly ............................... 42 Reiner, Virginia . ................................... 42 Rodgers, Linda K. . ............................... 42 Romero, Stephanie................................ 42 Ruth, Jeffrey.......................................... 42 Rutter, Alison L. . ............................ 21, 43 Sanders, Victoria................................... 21 Scala, Gina R. ................................ 21, 43 Schembari, Paul.................................... 22 Schreiner, Steve.................................... 23 Shive, Steve.......................................... 38 Shuey, Elaine M.................................... 43 Smith, Leigh........................................... 43 Smith, John S. ................................ 26, 37 Snyder, Carey........................................ 37 Sockman, Beth Rajan...................... 38, 43 Stanovick, Lucy..................................... 26 Steere, Daniel E. .................................. 38 Stewart, Mark........................................ 26 Stylianides, Karen.................................. 27 Sutton, Rhonda...................................... 43 Tauer, Tom............................................ 27 Thompson, Denise ............................... 44 Tobin, Doreen........................................ 27 Trujillo, Uriel........................................... 28 Truschel, Jack....................................... 43 VanArsdale, Nancy................................ 44 Warner, Charles R. . ............................. 43 Waters, Laura........................................ 28 Wells, Marilyn........................................ 28 Wesp, Richard . .................................... 43 Weston, Rodman................................... 43 Whidden, Howard P. ...................... 29, 37 White, Gene........................................... 29 White, Jennifer L. .................................. 37 Whitehead, Andrew............................... 43 Whitford, Tracy...................................... 30 Wilson, Craig......................................... 38 Witmer, Chad......................................... 43


The construction of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (corner of East Brown Street and Route 447 in East Stroudsburg) was supported with over $5.5 million in federal, state, local and private grant funds.

topping off ceremony May 15, 2009

Bottom left: President Dillman signs the support beam of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Topping Off Ceremony. Bottom center: Construction of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bottom right: Mary Frances Postupack, Vice President for Economic Development and Research Support, addressed the audience during the Topping Off Ceremony.


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