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Alvernia University has announced new Faculty Excellence Grants:


2012 Faculty Excellence Grants


Rose Chinni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Forensic Science
Determining Plasma Temperatures and Electron Density Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): A Physical Chemistry Experiment

Greg Chown, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Physical Agent Modality and Credentialing course

Liang Ding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
Testing Performance of Hedge Funds with Idiosyncratic Risk

Adam Heinze
Environmental Laboratory Start-Up Funding

John Rochowicz, Jr., Ed.D.
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
P-Value Approximations for T-Tests of Hypothesis

Ana Ruiz, Ph.D. & Judith Warchal, Ph.D.
Professors of Psychology
Development of an Instructor's Guide for Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology

Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Emotion and Embodies Moral Psychology of Confucian Philosophy (MIT Press)

Janae Sholtz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
What is Philosophy for Heidegger and Foucault

Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business
The Alvernia University Economic Impact Study

Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.
Peggy Bowen-Hartung, Ph.D., CTS
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
The Collaboration of Institutional Review Boards and Doctoral Level Programs in Leadership

Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.
Liang Ding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business
Estimation Window and the Power of the Event Study

Di You, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Impact of Internship Experience on Students' Ethical Sensitivity and Ethical Reasoning

Donna Yarri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
New Honors Course: The Ethical Treatment of Animals

 

Fall 2011 Faculty Excellence Grants

Ana I. Ruiz, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Fall 2011 research topic: Social Justice for Women by Women

A. Janae Sholtz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Fall 2011 research topic: A People of Affect: The Trans-verbal Line between Heidegger and Deleiuze

Di You, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Psychology
Fall 2011 research topic: Moral Judgment Intervention Studies Using DIT-2: a meta-analysis


Summer 2011 Faculty Excellence Grants

Scott Ballantyne, Ed.D., PRSBA 

Associate Professor of Business
Summer 2011 research topic: Franciscan Leadership: Linking Historical Origins to Current Practices

Dolores B. Bertoti, MSPT

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy/Athletic Training
Summer 2011 research topic: Developmental Disabilities through the Life Span: Opportunities and Challenges

Karen Ann Cameron, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Summer 2011 research topic: Developmental Disabilities through the Life Span: Opportunities and Challenges

Marian Bompadre, MA

Instructor of Biology
Summer 2011 research topic: Design of Online Pre-Lab Lectures for Anatomy and Physiology

Stephen R. Campion, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Summer 2011 research topic: Investigation into the Convergence of Protein Sequence and Structure in Cysteine-Rich Extracellular Protein Families

Rosemarie C. Chinni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Forensic Science
Summer 2011 research topic: Determination of Plasma Temperatures on Different Surfaces Using LIBS

Elizabeth A. Gardner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Summer 2011 research topic: New Course in Fetal Development

Kevin Godfrey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Executive Director, Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
Summer 2011 research topic: Franciscan Leadership: Linking Historical Origins to Current Practices

James R. Klucsarits, MS

Assistant Professor of Biology
Summer 2011 research topic: American Kestrel Nest Box Program

Joseph Kremer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Summer 2011 research topic: A Biochemistry Laboratory Manual Composed by AU faculty

Elizabeth R. Matteo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Summer 2011 research topic: Student Perceptions' of Mission Identity

Elizabeth R. Matteo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Summer 2011 research topic: High School Leadership and Civic Engagement Summer Program

Victoria Claire Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Summer 2011 research topic: High School Leadership and Civic Engagement Summer Program

Mary Ellen Wells, JD, LLM

Associate Professor of Business
Summer 2011 research topic: High School Leadership and Civic Engagement Summer Program

Jodi Radosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement
Summer 2011 research topic: Journalism Ethics of Medical Stories on TV News

John A. Rochowicz, Jr., Ed.D.

Professor of Mathematics/Physics
Summer 2011 research topic: Bootstrapping Analysis, Inferential Statistics, and EXCEL

Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Summer 2011 research topic: Cognition, Emotion, and Confucian Moral Psychology

A. Janae Sholtz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Summer 2011 research topic: The Continuum Companion to Heidegger

A. Janae Sholtz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Summer 2011 research topic: Enhancing Teaching Excellence through Universal Course Design

Michael P. Nerino, MS

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Summer 2011 research topic: Enhancing Teaching Excellence through Universal Course Design

Cynthia D. Rothenberger, RN, CDE, ACNS, BC, MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Summer 2011 research topic: Enhancing Teaching Excellence through Universal Course Design

Mary B. Schreiner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Summer 2011 research topic: Enhancing Teaching Excellence through Universal Course Design

Takele Tassew, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Summer 2011 research topic: The Economic Impact of Reading Downtown Streetcar Project

Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business
Summer 2011 research topic: The Economic Impact of Reading Downtown Streetcar Project

Mary Ellen Wells, JD, LLM

Associate Professor of Business
Summer 2011 research topic: The Corporate Supercitizen: The Supreme Court's Prometheus

Di You, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Psychology
Summer 2011 research topic: Community Service, Theology, and Philosophy Courses and Students' Moral Reasoning

 

Spring 2011 Faculty Excellence Grants

Ana I. Ruiz, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Social Justice for Women by Women - Oxford Round Table

Richard Stichler, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Western Interpretations of Chinese Philosophy

Takele Tassew, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
The Impact of Foreign Aid on Quality of Life

Judith Warchal, Ph.D.

Professor of Counselor Education/Psychology
The Long Term Impact of Multiple Undergraduate Service Options on Alumni

 

Summer 2010 Faculty Excellence Grants

Scott Ballantyne, Ed.D., PRSBA

Associate Professor of Business
"Planning In Reverse"

Beth Berret, Ed.D., SPHR

Associate Professor of Business
"Planning In Reverse"

Karen Ann Cameron, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Community Based Service Learning in Occupational Therapy through Collaboration with the Diocese of Allentown Catholic Social Services Agency

Joseph Kremer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Negative Poisson's Ration Liquid Crystal Polymers: Organic Synthesis

Elizabeth R. Matteo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Examining Student Perceptions' of Individuals Diagnosed with Mental Illness

Susan McDonald, Ph.D., MSW, BA

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Economically Distressed City (Reading, PA): A Qualitative Study of the Sociological and Psychological Impact in Community Members

Kathleen A. Muzevich, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education
Establish Inter-rater Reliability on an Assessment Rubric for Emergency Writing of Kindergarten and First Grade Students

Ana I. Ruiz, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Long Term Impact of Multiple Undergraduate Service Options on Alumni

Judith Warchal, Ph.D.

Professor of Counselor Education/Psychology
Long Term Impact of Multiple Undergraduate Service Options on Alumni

David Silbey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History
The Third China War: America, Britain, and the Boxers, 1990

Mary Ellen Wells, JD, LLM

Associate Professor of Business
"Planning In Reverse"

Donna Yarri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
The Sopranos: Exploring Ethics in TV's Most Infamous "Family"

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