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2015 Mid-career Grants

Loyola College

English
Nicholas Miller
, Associate Professor
The Transforming Figure: Animation, Metamorphosis, and the Modern Imagination

Fine Arts
James Bunzli, Associate Professor
Revisiting Autobiographical Solo Performance: A re-tooled long term research plan beginning with an article on the city-specific solo work for Lauren Weedman

Political Science
Carsten Vala, Associate Professor
Is China’s Globalization Push New or Neo-colonialism? A Study of Global Capital, National Government, and Civil Society in the Case of Chile’s Copper Sector

2015 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology

Rebecca Brogan
, Associate Professor
The role of dietary sugar on reproduction

Christopher Thompson, Associate Professor
Alteration of Macrophage Calcium Responses by Echinacea and Green Tea

Classics
Joseph Walsh, Professor
The Great Fire of Rome: Life and Death in the Great City

Communication
Amy Becker, Assistant Professor
The President as Comedian in Chief? Source Credibility, Argument Scrutiny, Message Elaboration, and Differential Perceptions of Serious vs. Humorous Political Speech

Computer Science
Megan Olsen, Assistant Professor
Agent Coordination through Swarm Intelligence

English
Jean Lee Cole, Associate Professor
How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in Art and Literature, 1895-1920

Mark Osteen, Professor
Two Chapters of Fake It: Fictions of Forgery

Fine Arts
Jon Malis, Assistant Professor
Residency at "London Summer Intensive"

History
Chad Richard Diehl, Assistant Professor
Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Memory, 1945-1970

Modern Languages & Literatures
Ana Gomez-Perez, Associate Professor
Religion and the Challenges of Human Understanding in Dream of Reason by Rosa Chacel

Yolopattli Hernandez-Torres, Assistant Professor
Geographies of Political and Corporeal Knowledge

Thomas Ward, Professor
Garcilaso's Footprints Across the Ages: (Chapter of Mariátegui, Vallejo, and Sánchez)

Philosophy
Bret Davis, Professor
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy (Part Two)

Physics
Joseph Ganem, Professor
Mathematical Modeling and Measurement of Temperature-Dependent Absorption and Emission of Light in Materials for Optical Refrigeration

Political Science
Janine Holc, Associate Professor
Forced Labor and Daily Life in Germany's Silesia Region During World War II: Evidence from Prisoner Transport Records

Moira Lynch, Assistant Professor
What Makes Colombia Different? A Study of Human Rights Prosecutions During the Colombian Civil War

Celia Paris, Assistant Professor
Understanding Americans' Reactions to Partisan Conflicts in Congress

Psychology
Theresa DiDonato, Associate Professor
Casual Sex In College: An Investigation into Psychological Correlates of Positive and Negative Emotional Responses to Hooking Up

Beth Kotchick, Associate Professor
An Analysis of Peer Aggression, Victimization and School Climate in Catholic Schools

Sociology
Michelle Gawerc, Assistant Professor
Sustaining a Cross-Conflict Collective Identity during War: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Movement Organizations

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Lena Casesar, Associate Professor
An Analysis of Dialect Density in the Narratives of School-Aged African American Children

Sally Gallena, Assistant Professor
The Effects of Short-Term Intensive Therapy on Respiratory Resistance for Athletes with Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Professor
Training Parents to Enhance Narrative Language Development in Children with Language Disorders

Kathleen Siren, Associate Professor
The Clinical Importance of Speech Sound Disorders Nomenclature

Writing
Marian Crotty, Assistant Professor
The Calculation of Love: A Novel

School of Education

Education Specialties
Bradley Erford, Professor
Meta-analysis of Counseling Outcomes for Youth with Conduct Disorders AND Choosing Assessment Instruments for Disruptive Behavior Disorder Outcome Research with School-aged Youth

Teacher Education
Mark Lewis, Assistant Professor
Analysis of Emerging Bilingual Middle Schools Students' Writing

Sellinger School of Business & Management

Economics

John Burger, Professor
Bond Market Development in Emerging Economies

Jeremy Schwartz, Assistant Professor
Job Competition and the Lock-in Effect

Finance
Tuugi Chuluun, Assistant Professor
Local Culture and Firm Behavior: Do Firms in Happy Places Invest More?

Law & Social Responsibility
Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, Professor
Racialized Job Competition in the Low-Skill Sector and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Marketing
Richard Klink, Professor
Consumer Innovativeness and the Response to New vs. Existing Brand Names on High Technology Products

Terry Zhao, Assistant Professor
Effectiveness of Two Ad Appeals that Encourage College Students to Volunteer in the Community

2014 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology Department

Theresa Geiman, Assistant Professor
Generation of human mutants of the chromatic gene, jarid1C, in mouse stem cells

Bernadette Roche, Associate Professor
Life-History Trait Variation in Diverse Native Populations of a Model Organism, the Lire-Leaved Rock-Cress (Arabidopsis Iyrata)

Chemistry Department

Elizabeth Dahl, Associate Professor
Production of alkyl nitrates by marine bacteria

Classics Department

Thomas McCreight, Assistant Professor
Updating The Ancient Novel for Wiley-Blackwell: Supplementing a Translation under Contract

Martha Taylor, Professor
Commentary on Books Six and Seven of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War

Communications Department

Karsonya Whitehead, Assistant Professor "Notes from a Slave Ship: The 1749-51 Diary of William Chancellor" (Annotations)

Computer Science Department

Sibren Isaacman, Assistant Professor
Interrupt Offloading for mobile devices

English Department

Melissa Girard, Assistant Professor
Lines of Feeling: Modenist Women's Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality

Robert Miola, Professor
An edition of Macbeth for Norton's Complete Works

Fine Arts Department

Jonathan Malis, Assistant Professor
Double Perspective: Presenting Art In Virtual Versus Physical Contexts

Modern Languages and Literature

Yolopatti Hernandez-Torres, Assistant Professor
Motherhood in late colonial Mexico

Tasha Lewis, Assistant Professor
Vocabulary instruction in second language acquisition: The effects of iconic gestures on vocabulary retention

Leslie Zarker Morgan, Professor
Verification of transcription and complete physical description of a fourteenth-century unedited manuscript, Huon d'Auvergne (Ms. Kupferstichkabinett 78D 8 (olim Ms. Hamilton 337)

Yu Zhang, Instructor
Family Values, Friendship and Writing Traditions: Tanci Narratives in the Late 19th-Century China

Philosophy Department

Paul Richard Blum, Professor
Two papers on the philosophy of Nicholas of Cusa (Cusanus)

Bret Davis, Associate Professor
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy (Part One)

Drew Leder, Professor
The Five Paradoxes of Pain

Physics Department

Andrea Erdas, Associate Professor
An investigation on the Casimir effect as the cause for dark energy

Psychology Department

Mary Jo Coiro, Assistant Professor
Stress and Coping Among College Students: Development of an open-ended assessment of coping strategies

Theresa DiDonato, Assistant Professor
The Influence of Social Networks on Gratitude within Romantic Relationships

Sociology Department

Michelle Gawerc, Assistant Professor
Constructing a Collective Identity across Profound Cleavage and Power Asymmetry: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Movement Organization

Speech-Language Pathology/ Audiology Department

Sally Gallena, Assistant Professor
A Comparison of Respiratory Resistance between Female Teen Athletes with Asthma and Vocal Cord Dysfunction: A Pilot Study

Marie Kerins, Associate Professor
An Interdisciplinary Literacy Approach for At-Risk Preschoolers

Theology Department

John Kiess, Assistant Professor
Noncombatant Immunity in Contemporary War

Writing Department

Allen Brizee, Assistant Professor
The York Road Literacy and Employment Initiative

Lucas Southworth, Assistant Professor
This is What They Know: A Novel

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Economics Department

John Burger, Professor
Credit Shocks and the Cyclical Pattern of Research and Development

Andrew Samuel, Associate Professor
Privatized Inspections and Regulatory Compliance in Competitive Markets

Finance Department

Yoon Shin, Associate Professor
Examination of Private College Revenue Bonds

Law and Social Responsibility Department

Elizabeth Kennedy, Associate Professor
Wage Theft as Public Larceny: Imposing Employer Fiduciary Duties in the Home Health Care Industry

Marketing Department

Rebecca Trump, Assistant Professor
The Harm in Price Promotions: When Coupons Elicit Reactance

Qiyu (Jason) Zhang, Associate Professor
Toward a Better Understanding of Consumer Product Reviews Online: An Empirical Study

School of Education

Education Specialties Department

Brad Erford, Professor
Counseling Outcomes for Clients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials Conducted Since 1990

Teacher Education Department

Mark Lewis, Assistant Professor
Portrayals of Urban Youth and Space in Young Adult Literature

Wendy Smith, Associate Professor
Effects of Service Immersion programs on students' attitudes and beliefs in the area of diversity and social justice

2013 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology Department

Geiman, Theresa, Assistant Professor
Functional Characterization of the Role of Chromatin Gene, Jarid1C, in Mouse Stem Cells

Kazi, Armina, Assistant Professor
The Potential Role of miRNAs 222 and 181 as Diagnostic Biomarkers to Detect Aromatase Inhibitor Resistant Breast Cancer

Rivers, David, Professor
Developmental Characteristics of a Forensically Important Fly


Chemistry Department

Albrecht, Birgit, Assistant Professor
Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy to Understand Electronic Microstates, Fine Structure and Atomic Term Symbols

Classics Department

Pandey, Nandini, Assistant Professor
The Emperor’s New Home: Poetry and Propaganda on Rome’s Palatine Hill

Taylor, Martha, Professor
Commentary on Books Six and Seven of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War

English Department

Girard, Melissa, Assistant Professor
Lines of Feeling: Modernist Women's Poetry and the Limits of Sentimentality

Norman, Brian, Associate Professor
"When Dead Men Talk" and "James Baldwin's Collaborations": Two Studies in American Civil Rights Literature

Osteen, Mark, Professor
Hitchcock and Adaptation


Fine Arts Department

Bianchini, Natka, Assistant Professor
Beckett's American Director: Alan Schneider and the American Premiere's of Samuel Beckett's Plays

Schlapbach, Daniel, Associate Professor
Building a Mammoth Camera

Villa, Anthony, Professor
A Set of Original Works for the Full Jazz Band 

History Department

DeVries, Kelly, Professor
The Florentine Attack and Siege of Volterra in 1472

Mathematics and Statistics Department

Heinz, Daniel, Assistant Professor
Comparison of Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Variational Inference for Graphical Dirichlet Processes

Modern Languages & Literature Department

Wangling, Jinghua, Assistant Professor
From Reflection to Desire: Medieval Chinese Poetry on “Observing Female Entertainers”

Pastoral Counseling

Siren, Kathleen, Assistant Professor
Measurable Acoustic Variants as Predictors of Progress in Speech Therapy

Philosophy Department

Biss, Mavis Louise, Assistant Professor
Imagination and Moral Agency: Beyond Cleverness and Genius

Leder, Drew, Professor
The Role of Pills in Medical Reality and Fantasy

Witt, Jeffrey, Assistant Professor
The Digital Critical Edition of the Sentences Commentary of Peter Plaoul

Physics Department

Derry, Greg, Professor
High-Precision Measurement of Metal Surface Work Functions

Ganem, Joseph, Professor
Refinement and Synthesis of Novel Optically-pumped Infrared Phosphors

Political Science Department

Lynch, Moira, Assistant Professor
Conflicted Democracies and Judicial Accountability: The Case of Colombia

Vala, Carsten, Assistant Professor
God Above Party, the Politics of Protestants, Civil Society, and Party-state in Contemporary China

Psychology Department

Carlucci, Marianna, Assistant Professor
Memory Conformity: Actors versus Bystanders

Papadakis, Alison, Assistant Professor
Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior Following Relational Victimization: An Exploration of the Role of Coping Responses

Prenoveau, Jason, Assistant Professor 
Chronicity of Maternal Postpartum Anxiety and Depression: Associations with Child Outcomes

Sociology Department 

Hendrick, Joshua, Assistant Professor
Intellectual Opposition in Conservative Democratic Turkey

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Department

Kumin, Libby, Professor
An Investigation of the Receptive-Expressive Language Gap in Adults with Down Syndrome

Siren, Kathleen, Assistant Professor
Measurable Acoustic Variants as Predictors of Progress in Speech Therapy

Theology Department

Eklund, Rebekah, Assistant Professor
Jesus Laments: The Witness of the Four Gospels

Pomplun, Robert, Associate Professor
A Critical Edition of Ippolito Desideri’s Tibetan Writings for the Harvard Oriental Series

Writing Department

Zimmerelli, Lisa, Assistant Professor
A Genre of Defense: A Case Study of Nineteenth-Century Women's Preaching Apologia

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Finance Department

Shin, Yoon, Assistant Professor
The Information Value of Credit Rating Withdrawals

Marketing Department

Athaide, Gerard, Professor
Managing Successful Seller-Buyer Relationship Approaches during New Product Development

Zhang, Qiyu (Jason), Associate Professor
The Presentation of User-Generated Product Reviews and its Implications to Consumers

2012 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology Department

Kim Derrickson, Associate Professor
Completing Two Projects and Continuing Data Processing on a Third, Long-Term Project

Christopher Thompson, Assistant Professor
Alteration of Macrophage Migration by Echinacea and Green Tea

Chemistry Department

Elizabeth Dahl, Assistant Professor
Production of alkyl nitrates by diatoms

Jesse More, Associate Professor
Studies in C-Glycosylation Chemistry

Classics Department

Thomas McCreight, Assistant Professor
A Romanized African Speaks about India: Demystifying the Eastern Other

Robert Miola, Professor
An edition of Macbeth for The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition

Nandini Pandey, Assistant Professor
Inventing Augustus

Communications Department

Tania Rosas-Morena, Assistant Professor
Versions of Syncretism among Brazilian Media: Catholicism and Expressions of Belief in News and Novela

Kaye Whitehead, Assistant Professor
Notes from a Slave Ship: The 1749-51 Diary of William Chancellor

Computer Science Department

Megan Olsen, Assistant Professor
Analysis of an Agent-Based Computational Model of Cancer Growth

M.S. Raunak, Assistant Professor
Validation of Simulation Models using Metamorphic Testing

English Department

Giuseppina Lobo, Assistant Professor
Doubling Conscience in Hobbes's Leviathan

Gayla McGlamery, Associate Professor
Dickens over the Water: English and American Re-Visions of Dickens in Early Cinema

Brian Norman, Assistant Professor
Dead Women Talking: Encounters with the Past in American Literature

History Department

Sara Scalenghe, Assistant Professor
The Body Different: Disability in the Middle East, 1500-1800

Modern Languages and Literature Department

Diane Chaffee-Sorace, Professor
Portraits in Heraldry: Five Sonnets by Góngora

Ana Gomez-Perez, Associate Professor
A New Oresteia: Spanish Avant-Garde and the Battle of the Sexes in Dream of Reason by Rosa Chacel

Pastoral Counseling

Jill Snodgrass, Assistant Professor
Shelters or Sanctuaries?: Pastoral Counseling in the Homeless Context

Philosophy Department

Paul Bagley, Associate Professor
Secure and Healthy Life and the Prospect for Peace in Spinoza

Mavis Biss, Assistant Professor
Kant on the Duty to Moral Self-Perfection: Striving Toward Virtue

Richard Blum, Professor
Encyclopedia Entry on Philosophy in the 17th Century

Richard Boothby, Professor
Suicide Bombing: Anatomy of a Political Fantasy

Bret Davis, Associate Professor
Sharing Nothing in Common: Nishida after Levinas

Physics Department

Andrea Erdas, Associate Professor
Finite temperature Casimir effect for scalar fields in a magnetic field

Joseph Ganem, Professor
Effect of praseodymium concentration on the performance of a novel optically pumped mid-infrared phosphor

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Department

Libby Kumin, Professor
Analysis and Dissemination of Data on Employment of Adults with Down Syndrome

Theology Department

Joseph David Decosimo, Assistant Professor
Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

John Kiess, Assistant Professor
Hannah Arendt and Theology

Trent Pomplun, Associate Professor
A Critical Edition of Ippolito Desideri's Tibetan Writings for the Harvard Oriental

Writing Department

Allen Brizee, Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Administrative and Pedagogical Approaches to Developing Professional Communication in Graduate Accounting Certificate Programs

School of Education

Education Specialties Department

Bradley Erford, Professor
Counseling Outcomes for School-Aged Youth with Oppositional Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis

Jennifer Watkinson, Assistant Professor
Participatory Study Exploring the Process of Training Elementary School Counselors in the Art of Visioning

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Economics Department

Andrew Samuel, Assistant Professor
Corruption and the Role of Intermediaries

Information Systems and Operations Management Department

Paul Tallon, Associate Professor
Information Governance: A Multi-Case Approach to Theory Development and Testing

Marketing Department

Richard Klink, Professor
The Importance of Consumer Adoption Orientation in Selecting Product Design Strategy

2011 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology Department

David Rivers, Professor
Heat production in maggot masses formed by forensically important flies 

Lisa Scheifele, Assistant Professor
Mechanisms controlling chromosome rearrangement 

Chemistry Department

Birgit Albrecht, Assistant Professor
Computational studies of drug binding to the ACE2 receptor: Implications for Treatment of SARS

Classics Department

Joseph Walsh, Professor
Slaughter of the Innocents 

Communications Department

Russell Cook, Professor
A Phenomenology of Media Technics 

Tania Rosas-Moreno, Assistant Professor
Fact and Fiction in Brazilian Media 

Karsonya Whitehead, Assistant Professor
Notes from a Slave Ship Doctor: Interpreting the 1749-51 Diary of William Chancellor 

English Department

Juniper Ellis, Professor
Worlds of Laughter: Humor Literature and Culture 

Fine Arts Department

James Bunzli, Associate Professor
Completion of Manuscript for a Book Project: The Myth of Autobiography: Contemporary Solo Performance in Essays, Interviews, and Texts 

Anthony Villa, Professor
Recording a Set of Original Works for the Moderately Sized Jazz Band

History Department

Sara Scalenghe, Assistant Professor
The Body Different: Disability in the Middle East, 1500-1800

Modern Languages and Literature Department

Ramón Espejo-Saavedra, Associate Professor
"A Labyrinth of Concentric Circles": Critic and Actor in the Essays of Mariano José de Larra 

Margarita Jacome, Assistant Professor
Violence, Nation and Identity in Colombian Short Fiction of Forced Displacement 

Andrea Thomas, Assistant Professor
Oscar Wilde's Multilingual Salomé 

Jinghua Wangling, Assistant Professor
Crafted Straightforwardness: Ninth-Century Chinese Poetry on Female Entertainers 

Thomas Ward, Professor
Garcilaso’s Footprints across the Ages (a chapter)

Philosophy Department

Bret Davis, Associate Professor
The Other Inside/The Self Outside: Nishida and the I-Thou Relation 

Drew Leder, Professor
The Phenomenology of "Shape-Shifting" 

Physics Department

Gregory Derry, Professor
Development of a Lensed Electron/Ion Spectrometer

Political Science Department

Carsten Vala, Assistant Professor
Religion-based Resistance and Civil Society in Authoritarian China 

Psychology Department

Theresa DiDonato, Assistant Professor
Romantic relationship initiation: How humor leads to attraction 

Jason Prenoveau, Assistant Professor
Verifying a Hierarachical Model of Anxiety and Depression 

Theology Department

Angela Christman, Professor
Arianism and Arium in Ambrose of Milan's Exposito Psalmi CXVIII

Writing Department

Allen Brizee, Assistant Professor
Using Empirical Research Methods to Assess Civic Engagement 

Brian Murray, Professor
Dickens & Friends: Art in Society in Victorian London

School of Education

Education Specialities

Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Associate Professor
Don't forget the secret minority: The complexities of transculturally adopted Latino/as in the US

Jennifer Watkinson, Assistant Professor
School Counselors Taking Back the Reins  

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Economics Department

John Burger, Associate Professor
Productive Recessions and Jobless Recoveries 

Finance Department

Tuugi Chuluun, Assistant Professor
Board Networks and the Cost of Corporate Debt 

Information Systems and Operations Management Department

Paul Tallon, Associate Professor
Rethinking the Dimensionality of Strategic IT Alignment 

Law and Social Responsibility Department

Elizabeth Kennedy, Assistant Professor
When the Shop Floor is in the Living Room: A Theoretical Framework for the Domestic Employment Relationship

Management and International Business Department

Hung-bin Ding, Associate Professor
Family embedded network and diversification: Empirical evidence from family business groups in Taiwan 

Marketing Department

Qiyu Zhang, Assistant Professor
The Good, The Bad, and The Uncertain: Understanding Consumers' Perception of User-Generated Product Ratings

2010 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology Department

Rebecca Brogan, Assistant Professor
Role of mineralocorticoids during luteinization

David Rivers, Professor
Impact of fly maggot masses on development of a forensically important parasitic wasp

Lisa Schiefele, Assistant Professor
Copy number of Mobile DNA Elements Following Genome Evolution

Christopher Thompson, Assistant Professor
Alteration of Neutrophil Function by Echinacea and Green Tea

Chemistry Department

Elizabeth Dahl, Assistant Professor
Assessing the potential for alkyl nitrate formation in clouds

Jesse More, Assistant Professor
Studies in Natural Product Chemistry: Synthesis of Diospongin B

English Department

Bryan Crockett, Associate Professor
Shakespeare Shorthanded: Another Look at Pirated Texts

Nicholas Miller, Associate Professor
After the Race: Urban Ireland, Accelerator, and the Legacy of the ‘Irish Film Renaissance'

Robert Miola, Professor
A Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Mark Osteen, Professor
Someone Else’s Nightmare and Left-Handed Endeavor: Two chapters of The Big Night: Film Noir and American Dreams

Fine Arts Department

James Bunzli, Associate Professor
Preliminary Research for Sabbatical Book Project: The Myth of Autobiography: Contemporary Solo Performance in Essays, Interviews, and Texts

History Department

Angela Leonard, Assistant Professor
Researching the Black African Presence in Pre-20th Century Great Britain

Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Ramón Espejo-Saavedra, Associate Professor
Spectator and Spectacle: The Creation of the Modern Reader in the Work of Ramón de Mesonero Romanos

Matthew Harper, Assistant Professor
Ladri di biciclette: A Study in Adaptation

Margarita Jacome, Assistant Professor
Hit Men in Colombian Fiction: Consuming the Drug-trafficking Culture of Violence

Jinghua Wangling, Assistant Professor
Commercialization and Professionalization: Poetic Capital in Ninth-Century Chinese Entertainment Culture

Thomas Ward, Professor
Garcilaso’s Footprints across the Ages: The Andes, Hispanic Culture, and the Nation of Peru

Philosophy Department

Richard Boothby, Professor
The Object of Psychoanalysis: A Contribution to a Forthcoming Book

Drew Leder, Professor
Toward a More Materialistic Medicine

Dale Snow, Associate Professor
Schelling's Encounter with Goethe

Physics Department

Gregory Derry, Professor
Chaotic Dynamics in the Human Menstrual Cycle

Joseph Ganem, Professor
Development of Optically-pumped Mid-IR Phosphor Materials

Psychology Department

Rachel Grover, Assistant Professor
Social Processes within Friendships as Mediators of the Link between Psychopathology and Friendship Quality

Christopher Higginson, Assistant Professor
Cognitive Test Performance of Individuals with Attention Problems in a Quiet versus Noisy Environment

Jason Prenoveau, Assistant Professor
Role of Expectancy in Extinction of Conditioned Fear

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Department

Libby Kumin, Professor
Development and Dissemination of Information on Social Skills in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

Theology Department

Stephen Fowl, Professor
A Theological Commentary on the Book of Ruth

Robert Trent Pomplun, Associate Professor
Jesuit Scholasticism and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola

Wilhelmus Valkenberg, Professor
The importance of the opening prayer in the Qur’an for contemporary dialogue between Christians and Muslims

Writing Department

Peggy O’Neill, Associate Professor
How Does Assessment Frame College Writing Programs?

School of Education

Teacher Education Department

Robert Simmons, Assistant Professor
Why did we decide to do this?: The journey of Black men who decide to become teachers in urban schools

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Economics Department

John Burger, Associate Professor
Local Bond Markets During the Global Financial Crisis

Andrew Samuel, Assistant Professor
Foreign aid: a cause or consequence of corruption in weak states?

Finance Department

Frank D’Souza, Assistant Professor
The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Market Efficiency: Evidence from Merger & Acquisition Activity

Information Systems and Operations Management Department

Gloria Phillips-Wren, Associate Professor
International Standards in Financial Reporting: Are U.S. Companies Ready for the Change?

2009 Summer Research Grants

Loyola College

Biology Department

Maren Blohm, Assistant Professor
The effect of the heavy metals nickel and chromium on disjunct populations of Arabidopsis lyrata

Kim Derrickson, Associate Professor
Is the Withdrawal of Parental Care by Male Wood Thrushes An Adaptive Response to Being Cuckolded?

Andrew Schoeffield, Associate Professor
Control of Pathogenic Bacteria in a viable-but-nonculturable state by the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio

Christopher Thompson, Assistant Professor
Modulation of the Innate Immune System of Echinacea and Green Tea

Christopher Tilmann, Assistant Professor
Impact of environmental toxins on the development and reproduction of the nematode, C. Elegans

Chemistry Department

Birgit Albrecht, Assistant Professor
The Odd Couple: SARS and ACE2

Elizabeth E. Dahl, Assistant Professor
Proposal Writing for Research in Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry

Jesse D. More, Assistant Professor
Studies Toward the Synthesis of the Antifungal Natural Product Ezomycin A2: Preparation of Ezoaminuroic Acid

Classics Department

Thomas D. McCreight, Assistant Professor
Student Life in Early Jesuit Schools: Previously Untranslated Documents

Martha C. Taylor, Associate Professor
Democracy, Freedom, and Empire in Thucydides

English Department

Bryan Crockett, Associate Professor
The Puritan and the Pirate: Stephen Egerton’s Incendiary Sermon

Juniper Ellis, Associate Professor
A Handbook for Humor Studies

Nicholas Miller, Associate Professor
Tropics of Evolution: Science, Religion, and Literary Imagination

Robert S. Miola, Professor
A Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Mark W. Osteen, Professor
Femmes Not Fatale: Women, Love and Labor Power; and Vet Noir: Disability, Masculinity, and Memory, two chapters of a book entitled The Big Night: Film Noir and American Dreams

Fine Arts Department

Janet Headley, Professor and Chair
George A. Lucas, Samuel P. Avery, and Art Patronage in late 19th Century America

History Department

Thomas R. Pegram, Professor
The Ku Klux Klan in 1920’s American Society and Politics

Mathematical Sciences Department

Mili I. Shah, Assistant Professor
Symmetric Eigenfaces

Modern Languages and Literatures Department

Leslie Zarker Morgan, Associate Professor
Orable, Guibourc, Tiborga: Metamorphoses of a Medieval French Literary Protagonist into Italian

Pastoral Counseling Department

Joseph Stewart-Sicking, Assistant Professor
Called to Serve: A Study of Gender and Well-Being among Episcopal Clergy

Philosophy Department

Paul Richard Blum, Professor
Michael Polanyi: The Personal Coefficient and the Cultural Framework: Parameters of Advancement in Science

Bret W. Davis, Assistant Professor
Orienting Heidegger

Timothy J. Stapleton, Associate Professor
The Parting of the Ways: Husserl and Heidegger

Physics Department

Joseph W. Ganem, Associate Professor
Growth and Characterization of Praseodymium-Doped Potassium Lead Chloride Crystals

Political Science Department

Douglas B. Harris, Associate Professor
Arthur Pue Gorman and the Origins of Senate Party Leadership

Janine Holc, Associate Professor
Is a Secular Europe the Future of Catholic Poland? The Impact of European Union Conflict on Polish Electoral Politics

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Department

Marie Kerins, Associate Professor
Learning and Communication Pattern of Generation Y Students in Speech-Language Pathology

Libby Kumin, Professor
Development of a communication skills checklist for employment counseling with adults with Down Syndrome

Janet Preis, Associate Professor
The Effect of Sensory Integration Therapy on the Expressive Language of Children with Autism

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Professor
Response to Intervention: The Role of the Speech Language Pathologist

Theology Department

R. Trent Pomplun, Associate Professor
The Alphabetum Tibetanum of Antonio Agostino Giorgi (1711-1797)

Angela Russell Christman, Professor
Ambrose of Milan’s Exposito Psalmi CXVIII in its Liturgical Setting

Writing Department

Ron Tanner, Professor
Searching for the Island Story Tellers

School of Education

Teacher Education Department

L. Mickey Fenzel, Professor and Chair
The Education of At Risk Urban African American and Latino/a Middle School Students in Nativity Schools

Sellinger School of Business and Management

Marketing Department

Jason Qiyu Zhang, Assistant Professor
Born Unequal: Understanding Persuasiveness of Consumers Product Reviews