2018 Faculty Research Grants Announced

Feb. 23, 2018

22 faculty remembers received 2018 Faculty Research Grants
Overall, 22 faculty members received grants for 18 projects. Among them, top row, left to right: Guterman, Alakoc, Fan, Miller-Struttmann, Goedereis, Psihountas, Foley; bottom row: Brutschin, Balogun, Kingston, Gaddis, Chakaryan, Kwon

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 22 recipients and 18 projects of the 2018 Faculty Research Grants.

The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients, who are listed below by name, department, school/college, campus and title or topic of the project:

Preuss mentoring students for the biological sciences thesis
Preuss (pictured in the lab) and Goedereis 
are examining conditions for institutional
review boards.

Burcu Alakoc, History, Politics & International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Fostering Political Tolerance in Times of Crisis: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Turkey”

Emmanuel Balogun, History, Politics & International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Regional Convergence in Public Health: Creating Public Health Networks in East, West, and Southern Africa”

Elina Brutschin, International Relations, Webster Vienna, “Nuclear Energy Expansion: The Role of Geopolitical Factors”

Hasmik Chakaryan, Professional Counseling, College of Arts & Sciences, “Interviews with Public and Professionals Regarding the Need for Establishing a Counseling Profession in Armenia”

Lionel Cuillé, International Languages & Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences, “Entre Orient et Occident : vitesse et diplomatie selon Paul Claudel”

2018 Faculty Research Grants Announced
Clockwise from top left: Groeneman, Rosenblum, Hwang, MacCartney, Cuillé, Navia

Elsa Fan, Anthropology & Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, “China and Africa: The Circulation of Health and Capital”

Tate Foley, Art, Design and Art History, College of Fine Arts, “Fauxnetics/Fauxnemes”

Ronald Gaddis, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) and Neuronal Tau Phosphorylation: A Mechanism for the Initiation of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Legal Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, “The Missouri Public Defender System and Plea Bargains; Life Sentences in the Cases of Young Female Suspects”

Eric Goedereis, Psychology and Mary Preuss, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Gorlok or Gridlock? An Examination of Perception, Barriers, and Supports of Institutional Review Boards at Primarily Teaching Institutions”

Ryan Groeneman, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “Investigating Thermal Expansion Parameters in a Series of Halogen Bonded Co-crystals”

Geraghty-Rathert
Geraghty-Rathert's project examines plea
bargains and sentencing of young female
suspects.

Gad Guterman, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, College of Fine Arts, “Continued Primary Research for ‘The Theatrical Lives of Justices’"

Sheila Hwang, English, Danielle MacCartney, Anthropology & Sociology, and Silvia Navia, International Languages & Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences, “Mapping the Place and Character of Dutch Colonialism and the Dutch Diaspora”

Lindsey Kingston, History, Politics, & International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Reasserting Indigenous Sovereignty: Museums, Historical Narratives, and Visual Representations”

Jong Bum Kwon, Anthropology & Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, “The Politics of Care in South Korea”

Nicole Miller-Struttmann, and Victoria Brown-Kennerly, Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, “The role of pesticides in determining an urban bee diversity gradient”

Brown-Kennerly's project with Miller-Struttmann will focus on urban bee diversity
Brown-Kennerly's project with Miller-
Struttmann focuses on urban bee diversity.

Debbie Psihountas, Business, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, “Global Financial Literacy and Changing Student Spending Habits: A cross-cultural comparison and time-trending study”

Warren Rosenblum, History, Politics, & International Relations, College of Arts & Sciences, “Between Sympathy and Persecution: The 'Feeble-Minded' in European History”

The application window for 2018 grants opened in fall 2017. Grant applications were invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. 

See last year's grant recipients and projects here.

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