The ESU Faculty Development and Research Committee to Host Symposium to Showcase Work of Two Major Grant Recipients

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The East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Office of the Provost and the ESU Faculty Development and Research (FDR) committee will host a symposium on Thursday, April 10, to showcase the work of two recent major grant recipients. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lower Dansbury on the ESU campus and will highlight the scholarship of Li-Ming Chiang, Ed.D., an assistant professor in the ESU department of movement activities and lifetime fitness, and Yi-hui Huang, Ph.D., an associate professor in the ESU department of digital media technologies. Chiang will present, “The Acute Response of High Intensity Interval Training,” and Huang will present her production of photographic project, “Space Between.”

Chiang’s study investigates a structured high intensity interval training (HIIT) protocol and the immune-parameter response in healthy individuals.

Huang will present, “Space Between,” which is a photographic project that explores the artist’s feelings of being an immigrant from Taiwan to the United States in regard to the struggle of living in two countries, two cultures, two religions and with two languages.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors policy mandates that each of the system schools, which includes ESU, maintain an active faculty development program to encourage continuous attention to the professional growth and development of faculty as teaching scholars.  As a result, 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.

The FDR program provides funding to faculty members to further their professional development in one of three ways: the travel grant, the mini grant, and the major grant. All are funded through the provost’s office.

Light refreshments will be served at the symposium, which is open to the public at no cost.

For more information about the symposium please contact Assistant Professor of Psychology Irina Khusid, Ph.D., at 570-422-3092, or Manager of Sponsored Projects and Research Christina McDonald, at 570-422-7954.