The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Faculty Research Council are pleased to announce the awardees of the FY20 Internal Grant Competition. Congratulations!

Individual Scholarship

Maria Botero

Assistant Professor of Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Primate Caregivers and the Social Mind

Yixin (Cindy) Chen

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Effects of Warning Statements, Risk Perception, and Worry on E-Cigarette Use

Brandy Doleshal

Associate Professor of Mathematics

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Goeritz Equivalence Classes

Jocelyn Frelier

Assistant Professor of French

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Transforming Family — Manuscript Development

Darren Grant

Associate Professor of Economics

College of Business Administration

Untargeted Tests for Bias in Order Assignment

Gan Liang

Professor of Physics

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Study of New Cathode Materials for Sodium-ion Battery Applications

Hiranya Nath

Professor of Economics

College of Business Administration

Investment in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Occupational Employment in the US

Dionne Noble

Associate Professor of Dance

College of Arts and Media

Co-PI: Andrew Noble, Associate Professor of Dance, College of Arts and Media

Prometheus Magnified: Dance and A.I. Research in the Digital Age

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Emma Bullock

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Co-PI: Pat Ko, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering Technology

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) Reimagined: Concept App Development

Madhusudan Choudhary

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Co-PI: Hyuk Cho, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering Technology

Analysis of Small Regulatory RNAs in Rhodobacter spheroids and Its Application towards Bioremediation of a Heavy Metal Environment

Donggil Song

Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Design and Technology

College of Education

Co-PI: Bill Angrove, Associate Vice President for Distance Learning, SHSU Online

Co-PI: Debra Price, Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education

Analyzing Educational Big Data of Student Behavior in Online Courses for Dropout Prevention

New Faculty

Meredith Billings

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

College of Education

Student Debt, Persistence, and Completion: The Evaluation of University System of Georgia’s Guaranteed Tuition Plan

Megan Hinze

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Biocatalysts for stereo- and site-selective oxidations

Roozbeh Irani-Kermani

Assistant Professor of Agribusiness

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Variety Seeking Measurement Based on Product Attribute Space

ABM Rezbaul Islam

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Skin Detection in Video Using Machine Learning Techniques

Macie Kerbs

Assistant Professor of Education

College of Education

Exploring Kindergarteners’ Literacy Learning with Poetry and Songs

Geraldine Monjardez

Assistant Professor of Forensic Science

College of Criminal Justice

Comparative proteomics study for the forensic identification of human and animal blood using liquid chromatography/tandem-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography/time of flight mass spectrometry

Willis Oyugi

Assistant Professor of History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contested Land: Maasai Agency and the 1956 Game Policy Committee in Colonial Kenya

Amy Smith

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy

College of Arts and Media

Co-PI: Deanna Hanson-Abromei, Associate Professor, Music Education and Music Therapy, University of Kansas

Co-PI: Brenda Salley, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center

A feasibility study of caregiver singing as a preventative music intervention for very preterm infants in the NICU

Evelyn Soto

Assistant Professor of English

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Summer Archival Research for “Beyond the Black Legend: Spanish-American Political Imaginaries in the US”

Pilot Studies

Patrick Buzzini

Associate Professor of Forensic Science

College of Criminal Justice

Assessment of the joint use of elemental analysis and microspectrophotometry methods to efficiently discriminate automotive paint in the context of forensic investigations of traffic accidents

Jaimee Kastler

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Effects of Interactive Electronic Simulation on Clinical Judgement: A Pilot Study

Tarek Trad

Associate Professor of Chemistry

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Investigating ZnO nano column-coated electrodes as modified components for advanced three-dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells

Stephen White

Assistant Professor of Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Exploring the Leaky Gut Hypothesis of Depression Utilizing an Avian Model of Treatment Resistant Depression

Christopher Zall

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Electrochemical Hydrogen Production Using Hydride Relays as Catalysts

Bing Zhou

Associate Professor of Computer Science

College of Science and Engineering Technology

Applying Soft Computing to Digital Forensics Evidence Analysis