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December 22, 2014

Quality Initiative Faculty Research Grant Recipients

(2008-2014)

 

2013-2014

  • Dr. Mireille Aleman, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Fred Browning, associate professor of physics, School of Arts and Sciences, with Holly Nelson, senior, biology major. "Validation of Computer Modeling in Cell System – an Integrated Approach to Undergraduate Research."
  • Dr. Mireille Aleman, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Cidya Grant, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, with Morganne Bayliss, junior, biology major, and Alexis Fruggiero, freshman, biology major. "Integrated Approach to Standardized Ethnopharmacology Projects."
  • Dr. Stephanie Bennett, associate professor of communication and media ecology, School of Communication and Media. "Development of a New Course in Applied Digital Media Ethics."
  • Juan-Jose Cavallo, junior, music major. The Hamitic Curse: The Church’s Response to this Hermeneutical Issue.
  • Dr. Angela Clauson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy.  "Assessing the Impact of Applying Pharmacy Students’ Strengths and Positive Impact Assessments to Building Better Leaders, Improving Career Development, and Balancing a Positive Work and Personal Life."
  • Dr. Erin Dorval, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy. " Impact of Identifying Student’s Strengths on a Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience."
  • Dr. Sanaz Dovell, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences." Isolation and Purification of Anticancer Components of Crude Extracts from Annona glabra (pond apple) Seeds (deferred from a previous QI grant cycle)."
  • Professor Diane Esposito, assistant professor of nursing - psychiatric, School of Nursing. "The Impact of Abortion on Women’s Mind, Body and Spirit."
  • Professor Barbara Kelly, associate professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy.  "Assessing the Impact of Identifying Pharmacy Students’ Signature Strengths to Build Better Leaders and Create More Effective Teams."
  • Dr. Velma Lee, assistant professor of management, School of Business, with Friederike Dachsel, sophomore, psychology major and business minor. "When Ford meets Mercedes-Benz—Comparing American and German Team Behavior: a Social Learning Cycle Perspective."
  • Dr. Angie McDonald, associate professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, with Mandi Mills, junior, psychology major. "Parenting Preparation and Coping, Parenting Style, and Child Adjustment among Families with Adopted Children."
  • Dr. James Mitroka, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Gregory School of Pharmacy. "Hair Cortisol Levels as a Marker of Stress Levels in a Cohort of Students."
  • Jerica Moore, junior, athletic training major. "Current Practice in Prevention & Treatment of Exertional Heat Illness".
  • Dr. Vanessa Rowan, assistant professor of biology, School of Arts and Sciences. "Autism and EEG:  What does ART have to do with it?"
  • Dr. Olga Rybalkina, assistant professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, with Terrini Woods, graduate student, counseling psychology. "Attitudes towards Counseling among African American College Students:  A Grounded Theory Study."
  • Dr. Christine Yocum, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy. "Impact of the 4S Rx Tool on the Frequency and Quality of Feedback."

 

2013

  • Dr. Wesley Borucki, associate professor of history, School of Arts and Sciences, “Ronald Reagan: The Counterrevolution's Leading Man.”
  • Peter Bowen, junior history major, “The Fountain of Youth: Myth and the Founding of Spanish Florida.”
  • Jessica Carmean, Orlando graduate student, “Fostering Attachment through Sandtray Therapy: Helping Adoptees Find Hope."
  • Dr. Elias Chahine, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy, “Evaluating an Elective Learning Experience in Pharmacy-Led Medical Missions for Pharmacy Residents.”
  • Dr. Roger Chapman, associate professor of history, School of Arts and Sciences, “Nuclear Weapons and Our Globalizing Century: A Multidisciplinary Challenge for the Christian Academy.”
  •  Dr. Tom Chesnes, associate professor of biology, School of Arts and Sciences, “Effectiveness of  Aquatic Traps on the Collection of the Semi-Aquatic Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake, Nerodia clarkia compressicauda” and Hannah Boss, junior biology major, “Morphological Variation in Populations of the Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake, Nerodia clarkia compressicauda, in Everglades National Park and No Name Key, Fla.”
  • Dr. David Compton, professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, “An Examination of the Effects of Agmatine on Neurological and Behavioral Function in Middle-Age and Senescent Sprague-Dawley Rats.”
  • Dr. Vic Copan, associate professor of ministry, leadership and biblical studies, School of Ministry, “Research and Writing a Spiritual Formation Textbook.”
  • Dr. Matt DellaVecchia, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Gregory School of Pharmacy, and Aylssa Claudio, pharmacy student, “Assessing the Impact of a Pharmacy Student-led Class Project on Undergraduate Students in a Medicinal Chemistry Course.”
  • Dr. Kathleen Klein, associate professor of dance, School of Music and Fine Arts, “State of the Arts in the 21st Century: A Snapshot of Dance Communities in the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest, the Northwest and the Southwest regions.”
  • Dr. Ann Langlois, associate professor of business, Rinker School of Business, and Toma Sakurai, junior international business major, “Progress of Female Empowerment through Self Help Groups in Chennai, India.”
  •  Dr. Adwoa Nornoo, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Gregory School of Pharmacy, “Cytotoxicity of Paclitaxel and Vinorelbine Microemulsions When Combined with Nutraceuticals in a Cancer Cell Line.”
  • Stephen Rineer, junior biology major, “Molecular Analysis of Pond Apple's Anti-Cancer effects on Breast Cancer Cell Lines.”
  •  Dr. Marile Santamarina, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy, “Developing Empathy and Comprehensive Patient Care Amongst Health Care Professionals.”
  • Chris Schiel, pharmacy student, “Student Pharmacists’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Managed Care Pharmacy.”
  • Dr. Linda Sedlacek, assistant professor of earth science and oceanograpy, School of Arts and Sciences, “Children Eat Their Parents? Documenting the Conditions Leading to Crustacean Young Eating Their Parents.”
  • Dr. Mariette Sourial, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Gregory School of Pharmacy, “Improving High-Risk Patients’ Medication Experience Across the Continuum of Care through Interprofessional Education in a Rural Community.”
  • Dr. Sandra Szegedi, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, “Dimerization Dilemma: Does RsrI DNA Methyltransferase Bind and Methylate DNA as a Dimeric or Monomeric Enzyme?”
  •  Dr. Peggy VanArman, professor of biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Keegan Baldock, sophomore medicinal and biological major; Isabelle George, sophomore biology major; and Kyle Holly, freshman biology major, “Nutrients (C, N, P) in Leaves of Pond Apple (Annona glabra) and Surrounding Soil and Water in a Cypress-Pond Apple Swamp in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, (LNWR), Boynton Beach, Fla.”


 

2012-2013

  • Dr. Mireille Aleman, assistant professor, School of Arts and Sciences, "Cytotoxicity of Annona Glabra (Pond Apple) Crude Extracts on Breast Cancer Cells" and Ashley Dolberry, senior biology major.
  • Dr. Sanaz Dovell, assistant professor, School of Arts and Sciences, "Isolation and Purification of Anticancer Components of Crude Extracts From Annona Glabra (Pond Apple) Seed"s and Taj Anderson, junior biology major.
  • Dr. Keysha Bryant, assistant professor, Gregory School of Pharmacy, and Dr. Carmela Nanton, professor, MacArthur School of Leadership, "Are We Measuring Up? Needs Assessment of Leadership in Pharmacy."
  • Dr. Yuh Jia (Mike) Chen, professor, Rinker School of Business, "The Relationships Among Students’ Christian Values, Money Attitudes, and Unethical Behavior: Do the Cultural Factors Matter?"
  • Dr. Andrea Dyben, assistant professor, Orlando Campus, "Experiential Learning Abroad as a Part of Graduate Counselor Education."
  • Dr. Ashley Johnson, assistant professor, Gregory School of Pharmacy, "Identifying Medication Discrepancies in an Indigent Ambulatory Care Clinic."
  • Dr. James Mitroka, associate professor, Gregory School of Pharmacy, "CYP1A2 Genotype and Phenotype Analysis in a Cohort of Pharmacy Students."
  • Diane Kimball Parker, Orlando graduate student, mental health counseling, Parent-Adolescent Relationship Therapy: “Returning the Hearts of the Fathers to Their Children”

 

2012

  • Dr. Mireille Aleman, assistant professor of chemistry, School of Arts and Science, "Integrative Approach to Science Learning: from STEM to STEAM, with Josh Gradwohl."
  • Dr. Roger Chapman, associate professor, School of Arts and Science, "American Isolationism and Anticommunism: Selling the Marshall Plan."
  • Dr. Tom Chesnes, associate professor of biology, School of Arts and Science, "Benthic Secondary Productivity of Seagrass Communities in Lake Worth Cove, Lake Worth Lagoon, Palm Beach County, Florida."
  • Dr. David Compton, professor, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Effects of Adolescent Exposure of Mitragynine from Mitragyna speciosa Korth on Cognitive Function in Adult Rats, with Melissa Selinger."
  • Dr. Jamie Fairclough, assistant dean and assistant professor of Administration and Social Sciences, Gregory School of Pharmacy, "Moderators and Predictors of Stress and Depressive Symptomatology among Student Pharmacists: A Second-Phase, Multi-Methodological Approach," with Janelle Ludwig
  • Dr. Jonathan Grenz, associate professor of ministry leadership studies, School of Ministry, "Factors Influencing Regular Attending in Student Ministry Activities."
  • Professor Tyler Hamilton, assistant professor of athletic training, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Cardiac Emergencies in Sports Medicine."
  • Dr. Craig Hanson, associate professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Science, "Rationality and Future Discounting."
  • Dr. Angie McDonald, associate professor, School of Educational and Behavioral Studies, "Attachment to God and Hope among Urban Youth Impact Participants," with Elizabeth Jackson
  • Dr. Lee Prescott, associate professor of English, School of Arts and Science, ""If I Should Forget Thee, O Jerusalem":  Going to the Source--Israel."
  • Dr. Olga Rybalkina, assistant professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Experiential Learning Abroad as a Part of Graduate Counselor Education."
  • Dr. Peggy VanArman, professor of biology, School of Arts and Science, "Torry Island Study: Nutrients in Leaves, Soil, and Water of  Annona Glabra Swamps in Relation to Everglades Restoration," with Katherine Harvey, Samantha Loutzenhiser, and Luke Young
  • Dr. Steven Zombory, associate professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Environmental Engagement and the Contours of Wisdom," with Chelsea DaSilva, Brian Gradwohl, Matthew Pipitone, and Erin Welsh

 

2011

  • Dr. Roger Chapman, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Science, President Harry Truman, the Portal-to-Portal Decision, and Domestic Cold War Politics
  • Dr. Yuh Jia (Mike) Chen, Associate Professor, Rinker School of Business, The Impact of  the Religiosity Beliefs on Students' Spending Patterns
  • Dr. Angela Clauson, Assistant Professor, Gregory School of Pharmacy, The Impact of a Critical Thinking Class on the Critical Thinking Skills of First Year Pharmacy Students
  • Dr. David Compton, Professor, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, Noradrenergic and Histaminergic Intervention of Age-Associated Cognitive Decline
  • Dr. Craig Domeck, Dean and Assistant Professor, Orlando Campus, Emotional Intelligence and Effective Teaching
  • Dr. Jamie Fairclough, Assistant Professor, Gregory School of Pharmacy, Predictors of Health and Psychosocial Well-Being among Pharmacy Students
  • Dr. Kathy Maxwell, Assistant Professor, School of Ministry, Seeing a Different Horizon: Understanding How Others Read Scripture
  • Dr. Angie McDonald, Associate Professor, School of Educational and Behavioral Studies, Multidimensional Study of the Effects of Parents' Divorce on College Students, with Brianna Kulp and Bianca Marcellus
  • Dr. Maurice Thomas, Professor, School of Arts and Science, An Investigation of the Natural History of Bats of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama

 

2010

  • Dr. Tom Chesnes, associate professor of biology, School of Arts and Science, "Distribution and Abundance of the Threatened Seagrass Halophila johnsonii in Northern Lake Worth Lagoon," with Kathryn Swick
  • Dr. David Compton, professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "An Examination of the Effects of Hallucinogenics on Development in Rats: A Comparison with Cortical and Subcortical Brain Injuries."
  • Dr. Jamie Fairclough, assistant professor of administration and social sciences, Gregory School of Pharmacy, "Stress, Spirituality and Quality of Life among Pharmacy Students," with Stevi Ruff
  • Dr. Craig Hanson, assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Science, "The Empirical-Conceptual Link in Mental Events."
  • Dr. Sam Joeckel, associate professor of English, School of Arts and Science, "The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the Public Sphere," with Christopher Jensen
  • Dr. Angie McDonald, associate professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Effects of Random Feedback on Emotional Intelligence," with Keren Gonzalez, Matthew Lowe and Katrina Wall
  • Kate Myers de Vega, assistant professor of English and writing, MacArthur School of Leadership, "Determination and Description of AAVE sub-dialect among Belle Glade and Clewiston, Fla. speakers."
  • Dr. Lee Prescott, associate professor of English, School of Arts and Science, "Witnessing the Eye-Witness Sites:  Researching Holocaust Concentration Camps in Poland."
  • Dr. Jamie Ressler, assistant professor of marketing, Rinker School of Business, "Operationalizing the C4 Model of Student Transformation."
  • Dr. Maurice Thomas, professor of biology, School of Arts and Science, "A Preliminary Survey of the Bat Fauna of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park."

 

2009

  • Dr. Wes Borucki, assistant professor of history, School of Arts and Science, "Character Matters: The Life and Presidency of George H.W. Bush."
  • Dr. Yuh Jia (Mike) Chen, associate professor of business statistics, Rinker School of Business, "The Impact of the Religiosity Beliefs on Students' Money Attitudes, Machiavellianism and Unethical Behavior."
  • Professor Tyler Hamilton, assistant professor of athletic training, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Formative Data for Measures of Lower Extremity Function in an Athletic Population."
  • Dr. David Horkott, assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Science, "Current Trends in the Philosophy of Suffering."
  • Dr. David Lawson, professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies (Orlando Campus), "Mental Health and the Church: The Impact of Christianity on Psychopathology."
  • Dr. Angie McDonald, associate professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "Attachment to God: Relationship to Personality Dimensions and Psychological Functioning," with Jenny Boyer and Lauren McDowell
  • Dr. Carmela Nanton, associate professor of education, MacArthur School of Leadership, "Servant Leadership Compared Across Gender."
  • Dr. Maurice Thomas, professor of biology, School of Arts and Science, "An Investigation of the Natural History of Bats of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago, Panama."


2008

  • Dr. Craig Hanson, assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Science, "World Congress of Philosophy."
  • Dr. David Lawson, professor of psychology, "The Impact of Intensive Writing Courses on the Critical Thinking Styles of Undergraduate Students."
  • Dr. Chelly Templeton, assistant professor, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "The Impact of a Museum Based Science Methods Course on Pre-service Teachers' Self-efficacy and Ability to Develop Curriculum Using a Constructivist Approach."
  • Dr. Maurice Thomas, professor of Biology, School of Arts and Science, "An Investigation of the Natural History of Bats of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago, Panama."
  • Dr. David Compton, professor of psychology, School of Education and Behavioral Studies, "The Agony of Ecstasy and other Club Drugs of Abuse - A Longitudinal Analysis," with Peter Otero
  • Dr. Thomas Chesnes, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Samuel Joeckel, associate professor of English, "The Expectations and Realities of the Christian College Experience: Phase Two," with Joshua Firestone
  • Dr. Cynthia Toth, assistant professor, "Genetic Variation in Two Species of Crayfish."
  • Dr. Peggy VanArman, associate professor of biology, "Examination of Genetic and Morphological Differences between Two Species of Epigean Crayfish," with Santi Roes
  • Dr. Tim Thompson, associate professor of music, "Collaborative Music History and Performance Projects that Promote Multi-User Engagement and Deep Learning using MUVEs (Multi-User Virtual Environments)," with Ann Dundas, Greg Karabensh, Jeremy Nowak, Melanie Seewaldt
     

 

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