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 California State University, Fullerton

Senior, Junior and General Faculty Research Grants

Senior and Junior faculty research grants support and enhance faculty research, creative and scholarly activities resulting in the following specific outcomes: 1) publications; 2) peer-reviewed conference presentations; 3) performance/exhibits; 4) pilot project implementation; and 5) professional development.

General faculty research grants stimulate and support faculty research, creative and scholarly activities resulting in:
1) new external partnerships or grants; 2) substantial literature review or manuscript preparation; 3) new research agenda/strategic plan; and 4) professional development.

Ideally, funded activities should lead to competitive, externally funded (donors, private/public grants, contract, etc.) projects. Recipients receive a maximum award of $5,000, and/or assigned time at the standard rate, pending college approval.

2012-13 Senior, Junior and General Faculty Research Recipients

Jason Baker (junior), Child and Adolescent Studies, $4,955 and assigned time
    Multi-method examination of stress regulation in children with autism spectrum disorders
Erica Ball (general), American Studies, $3,000 and assigned time
    Free Blacks on the Border: Margaret Morgan and Prigg v. Pennsylvania
Gerard Beenan (junior), Management, $4,986 and assigned time
    Social Identity and Student Project Teams
Sam Behseta (senior), Mathematics, $3,107 and assigned time
    Bayesian Classification of Neuronal Intensity Rates
Nicole Bonuso (junior), Geological Science, assigned time
    Using mollusc isotope records to reconstruction recent marine paleoclimate in Southern California
Erica Bowers (general), Reading, $3,000 and assigned time
    Examining Instructional Practices & Outcomes: Writing with English Language Learners
April Bullock (senior), Liberal Studies, $4,996 and assigned time
    Women, Social Networks, and Cookery in Nineteenth-Century England
Jennifer Burnaford (junior), Biological Science, $5,000
    Effect of Morphology on Performance of the Feather Boa Kelp Egregia Menziesii
Sharon Chappell (junior), Elementary and Bilingual Education, $4,864 and assigned time
    Multi-generation Bilingual Families Tell their Stories of Schooling: Utilizing Oral History as a Critical Pedagogy
   in Teacher Education
Barbara Cherry (junior), Psychology, $5,000 and assigned time
    Longitudinal Physical and Cognitive Function in Adults Age 50 years and Older
Douglas Eernisse (general), Biological Science, assigned time
    Reproduction, genetics, and transcriptomics of a southern California chiton
Russ Espinoza (junior), Psychology, $5,000 and assigned time
    Perception of Immigrants in the Legal System When Victim and Perpetrator Ethnicity Are Varied
Peter Fashing (junior), Anthropology, $5,000 and assigned time
    Life in the slow lane: Gelada monkeys as models for reconstructing the lives of an extinct human ancestor
Nancy Fitch (general), History, assigned time
    A Reconsideration of the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism in France
Adrian Fleissig (senior), Economics, $5,000 and assigned time
    Estimating the Impact of Reduced Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Margaret Garber (senior), Liberal Studies, $4,330 and assigned time
    Circulating Secrets: the role of journals in the history of early chemistry
Kiran George (junior), Computer Engineering, $5,000 and assigned time
    Neural Signal Based Assistive Technology for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Pratanu Ghosh (junior), Civil and Environmental Engineering, $4,900 and assigned time
    High Performance Concrete: enhances durability, sustainability and service life of nation’s infrastructure
Leslie Grier (general), Child and Adolescent Studies, $3,000 and assigned time
    Gender and perceived social support among African American school-age children
John Haan (junior), Chemistry and Biochemistry, $5,000
    Development and Characterization of Inexpensive Base Metal Catalysts for Use in the Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell
Kamal Hamidieh (junior), Mathematics, $4,262 and assigned time
    Options Based Risk Neutral Density Estimation of Asset Prices Using R
Brady Heiner (junior), Philosophy, $2,000 and assigned time
    American Prison Abolition: Excavating the Sedimentations of Slavery
John Hoffman (junior), Educational Leadership, $4,947
    Integrating Assessment and Program Review in Student Affairs Practice
Michael Horn (senior), Biological Science, $4,934 and assigned time
    Visual predators and unseen prey: testing the hypothesis that pipefish, cryptic species, are major participants in
    a seabird food web in southern California waters
Melanie Horn Mallers (junior), Human Services, $1,898 and assigned time
    Redefining measurement approaches to daily alcohol usage and examining comprehensive predictors of drinking
    patterns among older adults
Julian Jefferies (junior), Reading, $4,953 and assigned time
    Pre-service teacher's cross-cultural competency and its implications for teacher effectiveness in diverse settings
Hope Johnson (junior), Biological Science, $5,000
    Identification of factors affecting cyanobacterial coniform morphology
David Kelman (junior), English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, assigned time
    The Political Corpus: Legacies of the Corpse in the Americas
Minjung Kim (junior), Human Communication Studies, $5,000 and awarded time
    The developmental patterns of speech sounds in bilingual children with speech delay
Eun Kyoo Kim (junior), Management, $5,000 and assigned time
    How Does Language Barrier Influence ESL Customers’ Service Experience?
Kristin Kleinjans (general), Economics, assigned time
    Changing our Understanding of Intergenerational Mobility in Europe: The Role of World War II
Chiranjeev Kohli (senior), Marketing, $5,000 and assigned time
    Essays on Slogans
Carrie Lane (junior), American Studies, $5,000
    An Organized Life: The Buying and Selling of Simple Living in American Culture
Sinjini Mitra (junior), Information Systems and Decision Sciences, $5,000 and assigned time
    Devising performance evaluation techniques for Biometric Authentication systems based on statistical models
Nikolas Nikolaidis (junior), Biological Science, $5,000 and assigned time
    Characterization of the Effects of Lipid-binding on the Chaperone Activities of Hsp70s
Brian Norton (junior), English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, assigned time
    Laurence Sterne, the Essay, and the Value of Trivial Things
Terri Patchen (senior), Elementary and Bilingual Education, $4,808 and assigned time
    Qualifying Good Teaching By Developing Candidate Capacity
Jessie Peissig (junior), Psychology, $4,900 and assigned time
    The Eyes Have It: What Role Do Eyes and Eyebrows Play in Face Recognition?
Shaun Pichler (junior), Management, $5,000 and assigned time
    Expatriate Reactions to Performance Appraisals: The Role of Relationship Quality and Procedural Justice Climate
Elizabeth Pillsworth (junior), Anthropology, $4,999 and assigned time
    Testosterone changes in men as a result of perceptions of reproductive threats and female partner’s ovulatory
    status
Brady Rhodes (senior), Geological Science, $5,000 and assigned time
    Could it Happen Here? Searching for a Paleotsunami Record in the Wetlands of Southern California
Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi (junior), History, assigned time
    Educating Modern Iranian Women: Gender and Girls' Schools, 1850-1941
Nicholas Salzameda (junior), Chemistry and Biochemistry, $4,900 and assigned time
    The Study and Optimization of Botulinum Neurotoxin Inhibitors
Nancy Segal (senior), Psychology, $4,974 and assigned time
    Adopted Twins and Virtual Twins: Within-Pair Similarity and Parental Favoritism
Denise Stanley (senior), Economics, $3,515 and assigned time
    “The Dark Side of Remittances? Honduran Migrant Household Labor Supply Trends and Perspectives”
Jonathan Taylor (senior), Geography, $5,000
    The Geography of Illegal Drugs
Marcelo Tolmasky (senior), Biological Science, $5,000
    Development of a new class of antibiotics
Robert Voeks (senior), Geography, $5,000
    Green Gold: Ethno-botanical Narratives in the Colonial Farm
Jim Volz (senior), Theatre and Dance, $5,000 and assigned time
    World Shakespeare in Production: Book Completion for Timely Publication
J. Westgate (junior), English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, $5,000 and assigned time
    Touring the Red Lights District
Kathleen Wilson (junior), Kinesiology and Health Science, $5,000 and assigned time
    Parent’s promoting physical activity among preschoolers: A diary study
Michele Wood (junior), Health Science, $4,993 and assigned time
    The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: Lessons in Personal and Organizational Preparedness
Jindong Wu (junior), Geogrpahy, $5,000 and assigned time
    Integration of High Resolution Satellite Imagery with Airborne RADAR Data for Mapping Urban Land Use and
    Land Cover
Feng Xiao (senior), Economics, $5,000 and assigned time
    Is there a Link between Governance and Foreign Direct Investment?: Evidence from China
Lei Xu (junior), Geography, $5,000 and assigned time
    Residential Preferences and Segregation of Hispanic Americans in Orange County
Joshua Yang (junior), Health Science, $4,947 and assigned time
    Fostering collective action to combat non-communicable diseases: Building from the lessons of the AIDS movement
Jing Yang (general), Finance, assigned time
    Pay to a Broker, or Pay to Yourself?
Danielle Zacherl (senior), Biological Science, $4,988 and assigned time
    The impact of an oyster bed on eelgrass productivity and community diversity in Alamitos Bay, CA
Miguel Zavala (junior), Secondary Education, $2,850 and assigned time
    A Case Study of Community Organizing in Three South Los Angeles High Schools: How Teachers and Students
    Bridge Relationships Between School and Community in the Context of School Restructuring
Leila Zenderland (general), American Studies, assigned time
    Finding the ‘Class of 1933’: Studying culture, Personality, and Nationality in an Age of War.
Dawit Zerom (senior), Information Systems and Decision Sciences, $5,000 and assigned time
    Asymmetric Persistence and Predictability of U.S. Inflation