Grant Recipients

Please join the Grants and Contracts Office in extending congratulations to the following grant and fellowship recipients:

July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014

ERIBERTO LOZADA, ANTHROPOLOGY
JEFF MITTELSTADT, SUSTAINABILITY
Awarding Agency: ASIANetwork-Freeman Foundation
Program: Student-Faculty Fellows Program
Project Title: Sustainable patterns of food production and consumption in China

A. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, BIOLOGY
LAURIE HEYER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Research in Undergraduate Institutions
Project Title: Collaborative Research:  RUI:  BIOMAPS:  Modular Programmed Evolution of Bacteria for Optimization of Metabolic Pathways

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Blended Learning Project
Project Title: Resources for the ACS Sustainability Blended Learning Library:  Biodiversity/Ecosystem Services (Part 4 of 5)

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Department of Defense
Program: Legacy Program
Project Title: Innovative Methods for Estimating Densities and Detection Probabilities of Secretive Reptiles Including Invasive Constrictors and Rare Upland Snakes

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Duke Energy Foundation
Program: Outreach Program
Project Title: Davidson College Herpetology Outreach Program

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
A. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Program: Division of Wildlife Management
Project Title: Testing the Utility of Environmental DNA (eDNA) for determining the presence of Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Town of Cornelius
Program: Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture
Project Title: Temporary Translocation of Semi-aquatic Turtles at Robbins Park, Cornelius, North Carolina

SHANNON PITTMAN, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency:  National Science Foundation
Program: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
Project Title: NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology FY 2013

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Birds of Prey Trust
Program: Conservation, Protection and Preservation
Project Title: Identifying African owls most vulnerable to the loss of cavity-bearing trees

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: John Ball Zoo Society
Program: Wildlife Conservation Fund
Project Title: Identifying South African Nesters Most Vulnerable to the Loss of Large Trees

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Greenville (South Carolina) Zoo
Program: Conservation Fund
Project Title: Can nest boxes accelerate the colonization of managed longleaf pine stands by Brown-headed Nuthatches?

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Program: Conservation Fund
Project Title: Identifying African Cavity Nesters Most Vulnerable to the Loss of Large Trees

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Sacramento Zoological Society
Program: Small Grants Program
Project Title: Identifying South African Cavity Nesters Most Vulnerable to the Loss of Large Trees

DARIAN TOTTEN, CLASSICS
Awarding Agency: Loeb Classical Library Foundation
Program: Fellowships
Project Title: Salapia Exploration Project

DARIAN TOTTEN, CLASSICS
Awarding Agency: Archaeological Institute of America
Program: Cotsen Excavation Grant
Project Title: The Salapia Exploration Project in Italy

MICHAEL TOUMAZOU, CLASSICS
Awarding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Program: Digital Humanities
Project Title: Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future:  The Potential of Digital Archaeology

BRADLEY JOHNSON, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
DAVID MARTIN, ECONOMICS
JAN BLODGETT, ARCHIVES (LIBRARY)
CRAIG MILBERG, DISCOVERY SYSTEMS (LIBRARY)
Awarding Agency: The Duke Energy Foundation
Program: Grant
Project Title: Under the Lake: Stories of Lake Norman's history presented to the public through class projects by Davidson College students

KRISTEN ESHLEMAN, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Blended Learning Grant
Project Title: Developing a Cross-Institutional Blended Learning Certification Program

CARL YERGER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: Carnegie Mellon University
Program: Visiting Assistant Professor
Project Title: Shelly Visiting Assistant Professor

KRISTIE FOLEY, MEDICAL HUMANITIES
Awarding Agency: North Carolina Association of Free Clinics
Program: Quality Improvement Initiatives
Project Title: Health Outcomes Data for Hypertension, Diabetes and COPD

GERARDO MARTI, SOCIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Program: Religion Division
Project Title: The Latino Protestant Church in the United States:  Liturgy, Mission, and Congregational Practices

LIA NEWMAN, VAN EVERY/SMITH GALLERIES
Awarding Agency: Arts and Science Council
Program: FY14 Cultural Project Grants
Project Title: Parodic Machines

July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

ERIBERTO LOZADA, ANTHROPOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Blended Learning
Project Title: Mapping the Cumberland Plateau's Springs and Creating an Internet Forum, Archive and Class Resource through Blended Learning

KAREN BERND, BIOLOGY
CINDY HAUSER, CHEMISTRY
KRISTIE FOLEY, MEDICAL HUMANITIES
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES)
Project Title: Breathe, Eat, Touch Project

A. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: North Carolina Biotechnology Center (Consortium Agreement with North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC; PI: Allan Brown, Ph.D.)
Program: Education Enhancement Grant Program
Project Title: Blueberry Genomics: Undergraduate Education for North Carolina Technology

A. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Supplement
Project Title: RUI: MPS-BIO: Collaborative Research: Design and Construction of Second-Generation Bacterial Computers

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY 
Awarding Agency: Cardinal Foundation
Program: Bog Turtles
Project Title: Status of Bog Turtles at YMCA Camp Harrison, North Carolina

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY 
Awarding Agency: Williams-Transco
Program: Bog Turtles
Project Title: A Critical Population on the Brink: Monitoring Bog Turtles at Friday Bog and Potential Impacts of Williams-Transco Activities

KAREN HALES, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medicine Sciences (NIGMS)
Program: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15
Project Title: AAA ATPases linking mitochondria with microtubule processing in flies and yeast

BARBARA LOM, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Associated Colleges of the South
Project Title: Enhancing the ACS Teaching and Learning Workshop: SoTL Professional Development

SOPHIA SARAFOVA, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
Program: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15
Project Title: Identification and functional characterization of a novel positive cis-control element in the Cd4 gene

SOPHIA SARAFOVA, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: The American Association of Immunologists
Program: AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant – Undergraduate Faculty
Project Title: AAI Annual Meeting Celebrating 100 Years – Immunology 2013, May 3-7, Honolulu, Hawaii

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Columbus Zoo
Program: Conservation Grants Program
Project Title: Nest webs in Africa's disappearing woodlands identifying cavity nesters most vulnerable to the loss of large trees

MARK STANBACK, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: The Greenville Zoo
Program: Conservation Fund
Project Title: Does nest site competition with Carolina Chickadees constrain nesting by Brown-headed Nuthatches in developed settings in the North Carolina Sandhills?

NICOLE SNYDER, CHEMISTRY
Awarding Agency: Research Corporation (transfer from Hamilton College)
Program: Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award
Project Title: The Synthesis and Evaluation of Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates as Assymmetric Catalysts

BRADLEY JOHNSON, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Awarding Agency: Purdue University
Program: PRIME Lab
Project Title: Timing of flaciation and post-glacial landsliding in the San Juan Mountains, southern Colorado and northern New Mexico

SHERRY MALUSHIZKY, FRIENDS OF THE ARTS
Awarding Agency:  North Carolina Arts Council
Program: Arts and Audiences
Project Title: Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina

TIMOTHY CHARTIER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: College of Charleston
Program: NSF Subaward (PI:  Amy Langville)
Project Title: AF: Small: RUI: Ranking and Clustering by Integer and Linear Optimization

KRISTIE FOLEY, MEDICAL HUMANITIES
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Program: International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (R01)
Project Title: Building Capacity for Tobacco Research in Romania

JESSICA TAFT, SOCIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Program: Visiting Fellow
Project Title: Visiting Fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Notre Dame

July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

BILL RINGLE, ANTHROPOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Geographic Society
Program: Waitt Grants Program
Project Title: Pioneers of the Puuc Hills, The Proyecto Yaxhom

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Williams-Transco
Program: Environmental Impact Study
Project Title: Status of Bog Turtles at Friday Bog and Surrounding Area: Examination of Potential Impacts of Williams-Transco Activities

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Program: Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships--HERPS
Project Title: Carolina Herp Atlas

A. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, BIOLOGY
LAURIE HEYER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Collaborative Workshops
Project Title: Workshop: Synthetic Biology Workshops for Interdisciplinary Teams of Undergraduate Faculty

A. MALCOLM CAMPBELL, BIOLOGY
LAURIE HEYER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
Project Title:  RUI: MPS-BIO: Collaborative Research: Design and Construction of Second-Generation Bacterial Computers

KAREN HALES, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
Project Title: RUI: Roles for tissue-specific ATP synthase subunits and other proteins in mitochondrial shaping during Drosophila spermatogenesis

SOPHIA SARAFOVA, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: The American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
Program: AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
Project Title: 2012 AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant to attend the 99th AAI Annual Meeting – Immunology 2012 - May 4-8, Boston, MA

SOPHIA SARAFOVA, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Program: Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowships
Project Title: Gregory Swan - Duke-Davidson Immunology Program

STACEY RIEMER, CENTER FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
VERNA CASE, TEACHING, LEARNING AND RESEARCH
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Faculty Advancement
Project Title: Emerging Issues Academy

MICHAEL TOUMAZOU, CLASSICS
DEREK COUNTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites (REU Sites)
Project Title: REU Site:  The Athienou Archaeological Project, Cyprus

DAVID MARTIN, ECONOMICS
Awarding Agency: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Program: Fulbright-Nebru Research Fellowship
Project Title: Value of Gambhir River Water

SHERRY MALUSHIZKY, FRIENDS OF THE ARTS
Awarding Agency: North Carolina Arts Council
Program: Arts and Audiences
Project Title: Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina

SHERRY MALUSHIZKY, FRIENDS OF THE ARTS
Awarding Agency: South Arts
Program: Regional Touring
Project Title: Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina

THOMAS PEGELOW KAPLAN, HISTORY
Awarding Agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Program: Study Group Grant
Project Title: The Holocause: Interpretation, Memory, and Representation (Seminar for Advanced History Majors)

TIMOTHY CHARTIER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South (ACS)
Program: Blended Teaching and Learning Grant
Title: Exploring Applications of Linear Algebra

TIMOTHY CHARTIER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: College of Charleston
Program: NSF CAREER subaward (PI: Amy Langville, Ph.D., College of Charleston)
Project Title: College of Charleston, NSF Subaward

MARY MUCHANE, OFFICE OF GRANTS & CONTRACTS
KATIE  ANN SKOGSBERG, CENTRE COLLEGE
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Faculty Advancement Grant
Project Title: The Responsible Conduct of Research at Undergraduate Institutions

DAN BOYE, PHYSICS
Awarding Agency: Sandia National Laboratories
Program: Supplier Collaboration
Project Title: Characterization of Lumninescent Behavior

TIMOTHY GFROERER, PHYSICS
Awarding Agency: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Program: Charlotte Research Institute and Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering
Project Title: Duke Energy Special Initiatives: Distinguished Visiting Faculty

ANDREW O'GEEN, POLITICAL SCIENCE
PAT SELLERS, POLITICAL SCIENCE
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South (ASC)
Program: Faculty Advancement Grant
Project Title: Blended Learning in Statistics

KRISTI MULTHAUP, PSYCHOLOGY
MARK FAUST, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Program: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
Project Title: Cognitive Training Effects in Adults Using Brain-Plasticity-Based Computer Games

MARK SMITH, PSYCHOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Program: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) R01
Project Title: Social Influences on Drug-Seeking Behavior

GREGORY SNYDER, RELIGION
Awarding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Program: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Project Title: Christian Groups in Second-Century Rome

GAYLE KAUFMAN, SOCIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Program: Fulbright Scholar Program – Partnered Scholar Award
Project Title: British Fathers' and Employers' Experiences with Additional Paternity Leave

JESSICA TAFT, SOCIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: American Sociological Association (ASA)
Program: Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD)
Project Title:  Social Movements and the Meaning of Childhood:  Intergenerational Collaboration in the Peruvian Working Children's Movement Wage Workers

BEN ROE and KIM CLINE, WDAV
Awarding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Program: NEA Arts on Radio and Television FY 2011
Project Title: "Concierto": America's First Spanish Language Classical Music Service

BEN ROE and KIM CLINE, WDAV
Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Program: NEA Arts on Radio and Television FY 2011
Project Title: Classical Public Radio Listen Live Initiative: From the Carolinas to the Nation

July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Program: SNSWP Amphibian Survey
Project Title: Survey for Amphibian Populations at the McGuire Nuclear Station SNSWP (Standby Nuclear Service Water Pond)

MICHAEL DORCAS, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Duke Energy Foundation
Program: Duke Power Environmental Studies
Project Title: Herpetological Education and Research

SOPHIA SARAFOVA, BIOLOGY
Student: Thomas Silvers
Awarding Agency: North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Program: Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship
Project Title:  Thomas Silvers Duke-Davidson Immunology Partnership

DAVID BROWN, CHEMISTRY
Student: Demetrios Pagonis
Awarding Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Program: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) 
Project Title: FY 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)-NIST Gaithersburg

TIMOTHY CHARTIER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: College of Charleston
Program: NSF CAREER--REU Supplement (PI: Amy Langville, Ph.D., College of Charleston)
Project Title: Mathematical Device Dissection Lab 2011

MICHAEL MOSSINGHOFF, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: Simons Foundation
Program: Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
Project Title: Collaborations in Number Theory and Analysis

KRISTIE FOLEY, MEDICAL HUMANITIES
Awarding Agency: Wake Forest University
Program: NIH R21 subaward (PI: Erin Sutfin, Ph.D., Wake Forest University)
Project Title: Implementing Evidence-Based Tobacco Cessation STrategies in Campus Health Clinics

GERARDO MARTI, SOCIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Association for the Sociology of Religion
Program: Research Support
Project Title: Research Funds for Continued Research in the Sociology of Religion

BILL RINGLE, ANTHROPOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Program: Summer Stipend
Project Title: To Be Toltic

BILL RINGLE, ANTHROPOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Geographic Society
Program: Research and Exploration Grant 
Project Title: The Yaxhom Valley survey: Pioneers of the Puuc Hills, Yucatan

BARBARA LOM, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: Associated Colleges of the South
Program: Mellon Faculty Renewal Program
Project Title: Strategic Planning to Assess & Improve the ACS Summer Teaching & Learning Workshop

HILTON KELLY, EDUCATION
Awarding Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Program: Visiting Scholars Fellowship (James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University)
Project Title: For a Colored Woman who committed suicide: A critical race biography of Marion Thompson Wright (1902-1962)

BARBARA LOM, BIOLOGY
JENNIFER ROUND, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
Project Title: RUI: Elucidating roles for Slitrks in the developing zebrafish central nervous system

JULIO RAMIREZ, PSYCHOLOGY
Awarding Agency:  National Science Foundation
Program:  Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
Project Title:  Individual PAESMEM Award: Nomination of Julio J. Ramirez

JULIO RAMIREZ, PSYCHOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
Project Title: Functional Significance of Hippocampal Sprouting

PATRICIA TILBURG, HISTORY
CHRISTINE HAYNES, UNC-CHARLOTTE
Awarding Agency: Charlotte Area Education Consortium
Program: CAES Grant Award
Project Title: Charlotte Area French Studies workshop

TIM CHARTIER, MATHEMATICS
Awarding Agency: Arts and Science Council
Program: Cultural Project Grant Program
Project Title: Motivating Math and Science Learning with Mime

THOMAS PEGELOW KAPLAN, HISTORY
Awarding Agency: German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Program: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Project Title: Naming in the '60s and '70s: Political Activism and Representations of Genocide in West Germany and the United States

ERLAND STEVENS, CHEMISTRY
DAVE WESSNER, BIOLOGY
Awarding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15
Project Title: 1,2,3-Triazole nucleobases in antiviral mucleoside analogues