Nearly $50,000 in FDR Major Grants for the 2012-2013 School Year Awarded at ESU

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The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) Office of the Provost and the ESU Faculty Development and Research (FDR) committee have announced that nearly $50,000 in FDR Major Grants for the 2012-2013 school year have been awarded. The ESU Office of the Provost provided $47,573 to support nine FDR major grant proposals that included 11 faculty members. Individual proposal awards ranged from $2,893 to $6,989.

The proposals were:

  • Learning to dig: A collaborative archeological outreach project (Michael Gray, Ph.D., associate professor of history; Doug Lare, Ed.D., professor of professional and secondary education; Alison Rutter, Ed.D., associate professor of early childhood and elementary education)
  • The work experience of Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) in mental health (Laurene Clossey, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology)
  • Public lecture-recital of the opera arias composed by George Frideric Handel for tenor John Beard during the composer’s years at the Covent Garden opera house (James Maroney, Ed.D., associate professor of music)
  • Riparian birds as indicators of climate change (Terry Master, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences)
  • The acute response of high intensity interval training: The role of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in healthy male participants (Stanley Li-Ming Chiang, Ed.D., assistant professor of movement activities and lifetime fitness)
  • Increasing our systematic knowledge of North American Telamonini Treehoppers: Collection and analysis of immatures and the exploration of morphological fine structure using the Scanning Electron Microscope (Matthew Wallace, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences)
  • Doing philosophy comparatively: A guide to cross-cultural analysis of African, Chinese, Indian, and Western thought (Timothy Connolly, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and religious studies)
  • Production of photographic project Space Between (Yi-Hui Huang, Ph.D., assistant professor of media communication and technology)
  •  Sculptures as miniature landscapes: A three-dimensional field guide to various native plants of the Pocono Region through the use of 3D printing technology (Darlene Farris-Labar, M.F.A., associate professor of art)

 The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors policy mandates that each of the system schools, including ESU, maintain an active faculty development program to encourage continuous attention to the professional growth and development of faculty as teaching scholars.  To this end, the ESU Office of the Provost established the FDR committee. Its membership is broadly representative of the faculty, with members selected proportionally from each of ESU’s four colleges, as well as the dean of the Graduate College. The committee eagerly supports faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity.  Major Grant proposals must fall into one of the following categories: faculty or faculty/student research; faculty/student public service; creative or performing arts; curriculum, instruction and assessment or individual career enhancement.

For more information about FDR major grants, please contact Paula Parker, Ed.D., associate professor of sport management and chair of the FDR committee, at 570-422-3874.