The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness has announced the recipients of the 2011 Quality Initiative Grants. The total available for faculty grants was $20,000, and the total available to students was $12,000. In one instance, students and faculty awardees will collaborate on a project.
The recipients are:
♦ Dr. Roger Chapman, assistant professor of history, "President Harry Truman, the Portal-to-Portal Decision, and Domestic Cold War Politics"
♦ Dr. Mike Chen, associate professor of business statistics, "The impact of the Religiosity Beliefs on Students' Spending Patterns"
♦ Dr. Angela Clauson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, "The Impact of a Critical Thinking Class on the Critical Thinking Skills of First Year Pharmacy Students"
♦ Dr. David Compton, professor of psychology, "Noradrenergic and Histaminergic Intervention of Age-Associated Cognitive Decline"
♦ Dr. Jamie Fairclough, assistant professor of administrative and social sciences, "Predictors of Health and Psychosocial Well-Being among Pharmacy Students"
♦ Dr. Craig Domeck, dean of central Florida campuses and assistant professor of management, "Emotional Intelligence and Effective Teaching"
♦ Dr. Kathy Maxwell, assistant professor of biblical and theological studies, "Seeing a Different Horizon: Understanding How Others Read Scripture"
♦ Dr. Maurice Thomas, professor of biology, "An Investigation of the Natural History of Bats of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama"
♦ Dr. Angie McDonald, associate professor of psychology, senior psychology major Brianna Kulp and junior psychology major Bianca Marcellus, "Multidimensional Study of the Effects of Parents' Divorce on College Students"
♦ Graduate MBA students Conor Doyle and Ryan Beckett, "The Resource Allocation Behavior Between Business and Non-Business Majors"
♦ Senior management major Estone Owen, senior cross-cultural studies major Tess Wieland, senior international business major Benjamin Hsu, junior management major Nathan Shoemaker, senior accounting/finance major John Warner, sophomore international business/political science major Jeni Chavez, sophomore international business major Viviana Hodge, sophomore management major Blake Nichol and junior marketing major Megan Roper, "SIFE: Reaching Out"
♦ Senior cross-cultural studies major Andrew Courter, "Research in Microexpressions and Lie Detection"
♦ Senior psychology major Victoria Moucha, "Religiosity and Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes"
♦ Junior biology major Allegra Nothaft, "Preliminary Survey of Bat Roosts in MacArthur Beach State Park by Means of Thermal Imaging"
♦ Senior psychology minor Daniel Schwab, "Community as Defined by the Non-Involved Student"
♦ Senior biology major April Ostrom, "The hatching success of partially submerged Pomacea insularum (Ampullariidae) egg clutches and the hatchling success of snails yielded from submerged egg clutches"