Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Internal Faculty Grants

Each year the University conducts an intramural grant competition, the Faculty Development Grants for full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty. These grants are intended to:
    • foster excellence in the scholarship of discovery (research), pedagogy, application (service), and creative works
    • be a source of seed money to enhance opportunities for extramural funding
    • advance the mission of the University.
As noted in the letter dated September 5, 2014, you must submit ten (10) copies of your proposal to the Office of Provost no later than Friday, October 31, 2014. Your proposal narrative should be no longer than three doubled-spaced pages, include a detailed budget and budget justification (not included in the three page limit), and conform to the specifications outlined in the call for proposals.

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Faculty Development Grant Awardees, Academic Year 2014-2015

College of Arts and Sciences

Giovani Burgos, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Residential Segregation and the Well Being of Latinos in the U.S.

Margaret Cassidy, Associate Professor, Communications Department, Children, Media and American History: Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff and Other Terrible Temptations

John Drew, Assistant Professor, Communications Department, Lucia and Camilla.

Jessica Dutton, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Metal Accumulation in Horseshoe Crabs (Limulus Polyphemus) on Long Island due to Maternal Transfer and Exposure to Contaminated Sediment.

Aaren Freeman, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Climate change and ecological resilience in Long Island kelp beds.

Jacqueline Johnson, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, Illegal Markets for a Legal Drug: The Illegal Cigarette Market in the South Bronx.

Heather Liwanag, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, The development of metabolic rate and thermoregulation in harp seals.

Christopher Saucedo, Associate Professor, Art & Art History Department, Digitally Fabricated (synthetic) Stone Sculpture/for Visual Art Exhibition.

Melissa VanAlstine-Parris, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Mechanistic studies on the Pechmann condensation reaction with fluorine-substituted reactants for the synthesis of coumarins.

Eugenia Villa-Cuesta, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Inhibition of mTOR and the metabolic response of divergent mitochondrial nuclear linages.

Matthew Wright, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Frequency and Amplitude Detection of a Rapid Modulating Laser Beam.

Brian T. Wygal, Assistant Professor and Dr. Kathryn E. Krasinski, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology Department, Emergence of Social Inequality at the Fish Creek Archaeological Site in South-Central Alaska.

Kirsten Ziomek, Assistant Professor, History Department, Subaltern Speak: Japan's Imperial Multiplicities and Colonialist Continuities.


Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Pamela Buckle Henning, Associate Professor, An Empirical Study of Cognitive Processes Involved in Systems Thinking.


Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Renee Fabus, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, A pilot study examining the effectiveness of Isometric Progressive Resistance Oropharyngeal (I-PRO) Therapy in patients with dysphagia secondary to hypokinetic dysarthria.


The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

Katherine Fiori, Assistant Professor and Francine Conway, Professor, An International Comparison of Dynamic Changes in Network Size and Composition: Testing the Differential Investment of Resources (DIRe) Model of Social Development.

Laura E. Brumariu, Assistant Professor, Family processes and Children's Well-Being.


College of Nursing and Public Health

Tonya Samuel, Assistant Professor, Building Capacity Through the Lens of Photovoice: A Community Health Assessment.


School of Social Work

Carol Ann Daniel, Associate Professor, Data analyses to assess the long term efficacy of a tablet-based, community health worker delivered HIV/STI prevention intervention (Famn an Aksyon Pou Sante Yo (Women Taking Action for their Health or FASY) for women living in internally displaced persons camps in Leogane, Haiti: A one year follow-up.

Stavroula Kyriakakis, Assistant Professor, Women's Wellbeing Study.


Faculty Development Grant Awardees, Academic Year 2013-2014

College of Arts and Sciences

Melanie Bush, Department of Sociology, As the world turns: Actors on the stage of transformational change.

Catherine Chung, Department of English, The Gretel Project.

Louise Geddes, Department of English, Know that I, One Ringo the Drummer Am: Pyramus and Thisbe in the twentieth century.

Cindy Maguire, Department of Art and Art History,Imagining and Acting to change our world: Community building through the arts in Theranda, Kosovo.

Brian Meyers, Department of Music, Initial investigation of the National Band Clinic, held at the University of Illinois in the 1930s and 1940s.

Jacqueline Olvera, Department of Sociology Art & Art History, Negotiating "illegality": Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in a Yankee City.

Nicole Rudolph, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, At home in post-war France: Building Homes, Building a nation, 1945-1975.

Brian Stockman, Department of Chemistry, Structure-activity relationships of prazole inhibitors of uridine nucleoside ribohydrolase.

Aram Stump, Department of Biology, Characterization of sequence variation at the human ITLNI gene.

Andrea Ward, Department of Biology, Impacts of changing temperatures on locomotion in trout.

Justyna Widera, Department of Chemistry, Synthesis, characterization and photoelectrochemical properties of polyindole-CdTehybrid material.

Matthew Wright, Department of Physics, Laser cooling of dense gases with modulated light.


University Libraries

April Grey, Local culture through the sounds of Long Island.


Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Huajing Hu, The financial implication of shareholders class action lawsuits.

Zachary Johnson, How CSR and corporate ability moderate consumer response to product failures.

Hyunsung Kang, Differential effects of knowledge creation and regional employment form venture capital and NIH funding.


Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

Dana Boccio, Administrative pressure to practice unethically and burnout within the profession of school psychology.

Kate Szymanski, The impact of affect regulation and somatic awareness on adjustment and posttraumatic growth in cancer survivors.


Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Robert Danielowich & Mary Jean McCarthy, Identifying the protocols for reflecting about video to support student teachers’ growth in their instructional decision-making.
Renee Fabus, The use of electropalatography therapy with deaf children with cochlear implants.

Aaron Chia Hung, Comparing spatial orientation of video-game players in real and virtual world tasks.

Reem Khamis-Dakwar, English word formation in typically developing heritage and non-heritage speakers of Arabic.


School of Nursing

Aktar Ghassemi, Assessing and predicting college students’ use of strategies for the self-regulation of motivation and the relationship between students’ ego-identity status and the self-regulation of motivation.


School of Social Work

Julie Altman, Began Again: An examination of second generation effects on an intensive family reunification program.

Geoffrey Ream, Suicide Risk and Support among College-age youth. 

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Mary Cortina
Social Work Building, Room 121
p - 516.877.3259
f - 516.877.3297
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Virginia Bruchhauser
Social Work Building, Room 119
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