Faculty Research Council


Faculty Research Council


The Faculty Research Council (FRC) serves as an advisory body to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), and serve as stewards of the Internal Grant Programs. The FRC meets regularly with the AVP for ORSP to provide advice and strategic guidance on behalf of the SHUS faculty. The FRC also oversees the internal grant review process and the distribution of internal grant dollars to faculty and staff in order to support creative activities, facilitate the search for external grant dollars, foster interdisciplinary scholarship, and offer an opportunity to hone grant writing skills through constructive review of proposals.




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Dr. Chase Young earned his Ph.D. in Reading Education from the University of North Texas in 2012. His research aims to develop fluent readers and explore interventions that support struggling readers. In 2014, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) selected him to receive the Jerry Johns Promising Researcher Award. His research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Research in Reading, Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Literacy Research and Instruction. He is currently the co-editor of the Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Prior to entering higher education, he taught 2nd and 3rd grades and served as an elementary reading specialist.

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  • Hannah Gerber PhD

  • College of Education
    School of Teaching and Learning




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Hannah Gerber PhD




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Dr. Jennifer Didier

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  • Amanda Scarbrough PhD

  • College of Health Sciences
    Population Health

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Amanda Scarbrough PhD


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Melissa L. Mednicov PhD received her B.A. in art history from Smith College and her masters and PhD in art history from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mednicov specializes in art after 1945. Her book, Pop Art and Popular Music: Jukebox Modernism published with Routledge in 2018, offers an interdisciplinary approach to Pop art scholarship through a recuperation of popular music into art historical understandings of the movement. Her recent essays have appeared in Art Journal, Imago Musicae, and The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, Revolt. Her contemporary art criticism has been published in the College Art Association’s caareviews and Glasstire

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  • Patricia Card DMA

  • College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication
    School of Music



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Patricia Card DMA

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  • Ouadie Akaaboune PhD

  • College of Business Administration
    Accounting


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Ouadie Akaaboune PhD

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  • Hiranya Nath PhD

  • College of Business Administration
    Economics & International Business

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Hiranya Nath PhD

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  • Junkun Ma PhD

  • College of Science and Engineering Technology
    Engineering Technology

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Junkun Ma

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  • Jeff Wozniak PhD

  • College of Science and Engineering Technology
    Biological Sciences

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Jeff Wozniak PhD is an ecosystem ecologist and, for most of his career, he has utilized wetlands as model systems to address research questions regarding the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, ecosystem-level responses to natural and anthropogenic drivers (at varied spatial & temporal scales), and the importance/role of habitat management to sustain ecosystem goods and services. Ecosystem approaches to science involve both biotic and abiotic considerations and often involve measurements of both ecosystem structure and function. In his opinion, to effectively “do” ecosystem science, it is crucial to collaborate with researchers from multiple scientific disciplines. As a result, nearly all of the research projects in his lab have been part of interdisciplinary research groups.

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Natalie Baker PhD current position as of August 2017 is at Sam Houston State University in the Department of Security Studies. She was formerly an Assistant Professor in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. At the core of her research are socio-political questions about the nature of social order in the context of extreme disruption, both in developed and Global South contexts.

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Jorn Yu PhDTBA

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  • Temilola Salami PhD

  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences
    Psychology & Philosophy

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Temilola PhD

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  • Marcus Boccaccini PhD

  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences
    Psychology & Philosophy

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Marcus Boccaccini PhDis a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training. His research interests include adversarial allegiance in expert witness opinions, agreement among forensic evaluators, field reliability and validity of procedures used in forensic assessment.