Award Synopsis

The purpose of these awards is to support faculty scholarship, which is broadly defined as problem solving through conceptual means that can be evaluated and presented to others.  Scholarship involves one or more of the four forms: 1) Discovery; 2) Integration; 3) Application; 4) Teaching. Applicants should determine a specified scholarly goal they wish to achieve, considering the impact of said scholarly goal as well as the potential for future development of scholarly outcome from various external sponsored support resources.

The 2021-2026 contract specifies the following about RTA awards: The administration will grant reassigned time awards for scholarship and efforts to secure external grant funding to all faculty who are recommended in accordance with article 6.7.6 provided, however, that the administration shall not be obligated to provide more than twenty-two (22) awards in each year of the Agreement. No more than fourteen (14) awards aimed at non-external funding will be awarded in each year.

 

Application Instructions | Past Awards

Sample proposals can be viewed here(Please note that the guidelines and submission process have changed since these proposals were submitted. You are responsible for reviewing the current guidelines.)

Eligibility

Any tenured, tenure-earning faculty or continuing contract status member may apply for a reassigned time award, with each award not to exceed four (4) load credits, to support scholarly activity. Normally, a faculty member will apply for one (1) award per semester, but a faculty member may apply for up to two (2) awards per semester. An individual may be granted up to three (3) reassigned time awards in a five (5) year period. If an award recipient fails to submit a final report for a previous reassigned time award, the applicant may not apply for a new reassigned time award for at least one year from the submission date of the belated final report.

Submission Instructions

Email a single PDF document including all proposal elements (discussed below) to grants@nmu.edu. Note faculty applicants are responsible for obtaining appropriate department head and dean signature on the cover sheet.  Electronic signatures on the cover sheet are acceptable.


Process:

End of First Week of Semester - A single PDF document with all proposal elements discussed below must be submitted to grants@nmu.edu by the end of the first week of class in that semester. The Grants Office will coordinate with each department for departmental evaluation and ranking.

End of Third Week of Semester - Departmental committee sends ranked evaluations of applications to Faculty Grants Committee. 

End of Fifth Week of Semester - The Faculty Grants Committee will make recommendations for awards, which will be announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. 

Award Information

Award duration is limited to one academic semester. Apply in the fall for reassigned time during the following winter. Apply in the winter for reassigned time during the following fall. Awards will correspond to release time of one-to-four (1-4) load credits. Generally a faculty member will apply for one award per semester, but applications for two awards per semester will be considered.

Application Instructions

The application consists of (1) a cover sheet that must be signed by the appropriate department head and dean; (2) a project abstract (250 words or less), (3) a narrative that includes responses to the questions listed in the Narrative Body (below), (4) references cited/bibliography; and (5) applicable appendices. The abstract, narrative, and appendices should be combined into a single PDF document and emailed to grants@nmu.edu.  Hard copies of the cover sheet are acceptable if submitted by the designated due date, and electronic signatures are acceptable.

It is helpful to look over the evaluation criteria on the evaluation form. Proposals will be evaluated based up scholarly significance, guided by these proposal requirements. Proposals that do not follow the guidelines will lose points.


Application Components:

Any applicant who proposes to use human subjects, or animal subjects, must have applied for approval from NMU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or NMU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), respectively, prior to award application submission.  Applicants must attach a copy of the IRB or IACUC approval letter, or include a letter of confirmation of application receipt from the head of the appropriate review body, to the Reassigned Time Award Application.

  • Project abstract: 250 words or less, including a clear, concise description of proposed project need/purpose, objectives/methods and deliverable(s).
  • Narrative Format.  The narrative is limited to six double-spaced pages.  Proposals must have one-inch
    margins and be printed in Times New Roman, 12 point font size. For faculty with visual impairments, please
    contact the Grants & Contracts Office for alternative formatting guidelines.
  • Narrative Body.
    • Introduction
      • State the specific goals of the project.  Include a literature review so that the committee can understand how the project fits into the scholarship of the academic specialty.
      • Indicate if this is a new project or the continuation of an ongoing project. If this is a continued project, show how the proposed project extends the ongoing project.
      • State the projected outcomes of this project.
      • Indicate why the applicant is qualified to conduct this project. The applicant’s abbreviated curriculum vitae (2-page limit) must be included with the appendices.
      • Why should it be done? 
        • Why is this project important to your field of study?
        • Why is this project important to your department and college?
        • Why is this project important to you and your professional development?
    • Methods
      • How will the project be conducted?
      • What facilities/equipment will be required for this project?  Indicate how the necessary equipment will be obtained so that the project can be completed.
      • Provide a timetable for the stages of the project.
    • Reassigned Time
      • How much reassigned time is requested to complete this project. Range of acceptable reassigned time corresponds to one to four (1-4) load credit release per award.
      • Justify the amount of reassigned time requested.
  • Required Appendices.
        1.  List of works cited.
        2.  Abbreviated curriculum vitae (NOTE: please limit to two pages;
             a sample 2 page CV is available here).
        3.  (If applicable) Final Report from previous Reassigned Time Award(s).
        4.  (If applicable) Copy of IRB or IACUC approval letter, or letter of confirmation
             of application receipt from IRB or IACUC.
        5.  (If applicable) Permits that may be required to complete the project
             (e.g., those issued by the National Park Service, City of Marquette).

Application Evaluation

The evaluation rubric used by the Faculty Grants Committee can be downloaded here.

  • Criteria: Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:  a) scholarly significance, b) soundness of the proposed plan, and c) qualifications of the applicant.
  • Procedure:  Faculty Grant Committee members will come to the review session with preliminary ratings of the applications. While all members will read each application, one committee member will act as the lead reviewer per application. The lead reviewer will present a short summary of the application to the full committee. Following discussion, committee members may modify their rankings based on the discussion.  Ineligible applications will not be ranked. The total of all committee members’ rankings for each application will be used to determine the recommended ranking.
  • Voting Policy: Each application must be read and evaluated by at least five voting members of the Faculty Grants Committee. Committee members who have an application under consideration will be excluded from the discussion of their application. Ex officio committee members may contribute to discussions, but will not rank the applications.

Reporting

Faculty who receive a Reassigned Time Award are required to submit a final report by January 31 for Fall Semester awards and June 15 for Winter Semester awards.  The report guidelines and submission instructions can be found here.  In addition, a hard copy of the report must be submitted as part of the faculty member’s subsequent evaluation.  If an award recipient fails to submit a final report, the applicant may not apply for a new grant for at least one year from the submission date of the belated final report.

Past Awards

Winter 2022

Gabrielle McNally

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Nos Disparus (Our Missing): A Documentary Film


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Latin American Documentary Film and Its Communities


Wendy Farkas

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Teaching Developmental Reading Within a Critical Social Justice Framework


Michelle Andriacchi

Department: School of Nursing

Project title: Animal Assisted Therapy at Northern Michigan University


Bryan Bulboz

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder": Mental Health Problems among Former Gang Members


 

Fall 2022

- Awards have yet to be determined; check back soon! - 

Winter 2021

Marek Haltof

Department: Department of  English

Project Title: Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema: Third Edition


Lin Fang

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: The relationship between cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation: from laboratory to daily life


 

Fall 2021

Lin Fang

Department: Psychological Sciences

Project Title: The relationship between cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation: from laboratory to daily life


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Resolving a parasite's past: Genomic perspectives on the evolution of ta tapeworm species complex


Josh Carlson

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: Changing the way we look at climate change: Using attention training to increase attentional focus on climate change relevant images.


April Lindala

Department: Center for Native American Studies

Project Title: Practices of Indeginous Survivance in Academia: Reflections on Reimaging STEM


Michelle Andriacchi

Department: School of Nursing

Project title: Animal Assisted Therapy at Northern Michigan University


 

Winter 2020

Ryan Stock

Department: Environmental, Earth, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Sustaining inequality: Examining gendered labor configurations and female (dis)empowerment by solar power


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Indigenous Peoples of Southern Patagonia in Documentary Film: Toward a Dialectical Archive


Michael Broadway

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, And Geographical Studies

Project Title: Spaces for Consumption: The Changing Geography of Haute Cuisine Restaurants in Chicago


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Paperwork: Treaties and Cold War Literature


Neil Kupper

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: French National Standards Revision and Presentation at AATF


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Three Visual Art Exhibitions


Marcus Robyns

Department: Lydia M. Olson Library

Porject Title: Ithaka S-R Research Project: Teaching with Primary Sources


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Competing Empires in South Africa and Burma: Alienation, Displacement, and Interconnections in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature


 

Fall 2020

Yan Ciupak

Department: Sociology & Anthropology

Project Title: Social Mobility and Global Migration: A Longitudinal Study of the Chinese Transnationals


Antony Aumann

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: Personal Ideals, Transformations, and the Power of Art


Brent Graves

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Effects of Faculty Strikes on University Functions


Steven Hughes

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Plein Air Painting for a Changing Time


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Correcting the Textual Record: New Herbert Manuscripts


Tara Foster

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Designing and Implementing an Innovative French Curriculum


Tom Isaacson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: Four Decades of Public Relations with Major League Baseball's Longest Tenured Owner - Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicgao White Sox


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Two Solo Visual Art Exhibitions, Three Group Exhibitions and a Conference Paper


Madelyn Pawlowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Locating and Supporting the Developing Pedagogical Language Knowledge of College Writing Instructors

Winter 2019

Michael Broadway

Department: Environmental, Earth, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Food Tourism and a Sense of Place in Marquette County


Brandon Gerig

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Predicting contaminant transfer by migratory fish to the Boardman River, Michigan following dam removal AND Determining the impact of common carp on wild rice restoration in an embayment of the St. Marys River, Michigan


Brent Graves

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Analysis of Faculty Affairs Administration in US Public, Comprehensive Universities


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Modernist Institutions


Diana Lafferty

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Effects of Anthropogenic Perturbations on the Gut Microbiome of Mammals: Implications for Wildlife Health, Conservation, and Management Across Diverse Ecosystems


Megan McConville

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Putting Marquette on the Map; Developing a citizen/student science water quality monitoring project in Whetstone Brook and Orianna Creek


Jacquie Medina

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: A Cluster of Essays for Modemism Modernity Print Plus


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Being Sikh: Gender and Resistance in Contemporary Sikh Traditions


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: George Herbert’s Musae Responsoriae: A Scholarly Edition


 

Fall 2019

Heather Isaacson

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Assessing the impact of computer-based simulations on the Inter-professional Education of Undergraduate Students


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Screen as Battlefield: Contested Memories in Central European Cinema


Matthew Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Painting an Expressionless Boy: A Hybrid Book of Poetry and Micro Lyric Essays


Matthew Jennings

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Development of an HIV Diagnostic Assay


Nelly Kuper

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Fast Track French


Marcus Robyns

Department: Lydia M. Olson Library

Project Title: Ithaka S-R Research Project: Teaching with Primary Sources


Neil Russell

Department: Department of Physics

Project Title: Creating the January 2020 Edition of the Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation


Leah Shon

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: Child Molesters as Volunteers: Characteristics & Justification Patterns between Non-repeat and Repeat Child Molesters within the Boy Scouts of America


Jessica Thompson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: Environmental Campaigns Textbook

Winter 2018

Jon Billman

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Cold Vanish: Disappearing in North America’s Wildlands


Matthew Gavin Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: A Brief Atmospheric Future: A Book-length Essay


Norma Froelich

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: Development and Application of a Model for Estimating Water Vapor Fluxes during Measurement Gaps, for a Mid-latitude Mixed Deciduous Forest


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Enhancing infrastructure for biodiversity research: helping mammalogists find their inner parasitologist


Amy Hamilton

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “This World that walks”: Cultural Destruction, Cultural renewal, and Social Justice on the Trail of North American Indigenous Removal


Patricia Killelea

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Letters to Dead Foxes: A Poetic Exploration of the Fox in Myth & Culture


Weronika Kusek

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: Facilitating Research Opportunity for a Tenure-Track Faculty Member


James McCommons

Department: Department of English

Project Title: A Land Apart: A 90,000 World Narrative-Nonfiction Book


Sarah Mittelfeldht

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: The Use of History for Thinking about the Cultural & Political Challenges of Developing Renewable Energy Technologies: A Case Study of Solar Power in the US


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Solo Exhibition at the Duluth Art Institute, March-April 2018


Josh Thompson

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Marquette Trail Study


 

Fall 2018

Catherine Bammert

Department: School of Clinical Sciences

Project Title: Molecular Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer: a characterization of individual mutations, primary tumor “sidedness” and overall patient survival


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Justice in Latin American Documentary and Non-fiction Film


Jon Billman

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Cold Vanish: Disappearing in North America’s Wildlands and a Father’s Quest to Find His Son


Brent Graves

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: A Review and Analysis of College and Department Organization in U.S. Public, Comprehensive Universities


Scott Jordan

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Aerial Adventure Environments: The Theory and Practice of Challenge Course Technology


Rebecca Ulland

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Fractured Diasporic Identities in Silvia Plager’s La Rabina


Robert Whalen

Department: Department of English

Project Title: George Herbert’s Musae Responsoriae: A Scholarly Edition

Winter 2017

Gabe Logan

Department: History

Project Title: The early history of Chicago soccer 1890-1939


Jon Billman

Department: Department of English

Project Title: American ginseng: The continued evolution of a novel based on a true story


Lisa Schade-Eckert

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Literacy theory & teaching literature: Implications of contemporary trends & practices


Tara Foster

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Le Roman de Saladin: Middle French edition with modern English translation


Amy Hamilton

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Peregrinations: Walking in American culture


Michael Letts

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Drawing from an Ancient Coast


Rebecca Mead

Department: Department of History

Project Title: The woman suffrage movement in Michigan: A centennial retrospective


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Violence & resistance in Sikh gendered identity


Greg Warchol

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: Firearms Carried on Campus: NMU Faculty Opinions


Helen Wedin

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Men in nursing: Publishing results of a longitudinal bi-phasic data collection study


Renxin Yang

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Floating willow flowers in English


 

Fall 2017

Donna Becker

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Exploring Sustainable Approaches for Improving Nutrient Density of Crops in Degraded U.P. Soil.


Josh Carlson

Department: Department of Psychological Science

Project Title: Programmatic Research in Cognitive x Affective Behavior and Integrated Neuroscience


Christi Edge

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

Project Title: Literacy/Language Arts Teacher Education: an Invited Chapter for the International Handbook of Self-Study of Teaching and Teacher Education


Matthew Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Cold War Women and the Memory of the Lost Cause


Robert Legg

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Maintaining Healthy Futures: Water quality, policy and sustainable development an international MoU among NMU, partnering institutions and the developing world


Monica McFawn

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Anchorage: An Original TV Pilot


Marguerite Moore

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric and Adult Populations


Adam Prus

Department: Department of Psychological Science

Project Title: Programmatic Research in Cognitive x Affective Behavior and Integrated Neuroscience


Matthew Van Grinsven

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Use of Spatial Analysis to Quantify the Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer on Black Ash Wetland Soil Carbon Cycling in the Great Lakes Region


Alan Willis

Department: Department of History

Project Title: Narrating the new nation and Violence and resistance in Sikh gendered identity


Zhang Qinghong

Department: Department of Math and Computer Sciences

Project Title: Compound Duality Classification Theory for Geometric Programming

Winter 2016

Josh Sharp

Department: Biology

Project Title: Relationship between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization and Vaccination with a Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Adults


Brandon Canfield

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: “Secondary Metabolite Characterization in Thimbleberry: Publication of Initial Results”


Yan Ciupak

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: “Chinese Higher Education and Actionable Research”


Christi Edge

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

Project Title: “Becoming Teachers in Field-Based Methods Courses: A Phenomenological Study”


Wendy Farkas

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Evaluating A Transitional Reading Program”


Robert Goodrich

Department: Department of History

Project Title: “Development of “Reaching to the Past” Role Playing Pedagogy- Democracy in Crisis-Germany 1929-1932”


Jennifer Howard

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “You are on Mars: Stories”


Yu Liu

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: “Construct Supramolecular Catalyst with a New Approach: Aromatic Donor-Acceptor Interaction”


Sarah Mittlefehldt

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: “The Paradox of Local Power, A History of Homegrown Energy”


Elizabeth Monske

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCS”


Cheryl Reed

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Map of Her Escape: A Novel”

 

Fall 2016

Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Sublimated Anti-Semitism: Jew-Hatred and the Jewish State


Mollie Freier

Department: Lydia Olson Library

Project Title: Librarians as Detectives in Mystery Fiction, 1970-2016


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Polish National Cinema. Second Edition


Amy Hamilton

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Peregrinations: Walking in American Literature


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Reading in the Postgenomic Age


Robert Legg

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: Building Health Futures: Water Quality, Policy, and Sustainable Development in the Lake Victoria Region, Uganda: Maintaining an International Memorandum of Understanding among Partnering Institutions in the European Union and East Africa and Michigan


Rachel May

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Stitches in Time


Monica McFawn

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Keel: A Novel


Mary Tremethick

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: The Long Term Effects of Short Term Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs in Honduras


Matthew Van Grinsven

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: A Regional Synthesis of Linkages Between Soil Temperature, Water Table and Gaseous Soil-Carbon Emissions in Black Ash Wetlands and their Responses to a Simulated Emerald Ash Borer Disturbance


Kevin Waters

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: Low Self-Control, Opportunity, and Risky Lifestyles: Risk Factors for Alcohol and Drug Incapacitation Rape on a Midwestern University Campus

Winter 2015

Rachel Nye

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Oral Health Literacy Project


Jaspal Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Narrating the New Nation: South African Indian Fiction


Weronika Kusek

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: The Construction and Development of Diasporic Networks by Recent Polish Migrants to London, UK


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Work of Diplomacy in British Fiction and Film 1935-1970

 

Fall 2015

Jon Billman

Department: English

Project Title: American Ginseng: A Novel


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Memory Politics and Transitional Justice


Antony Aumann

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: Kierkegaard on Authenticity


Norma Froelich

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: Seasonal and Diurnal Changes in Soil Moisture, Groundwater, and Evapotranspiration at Borden Forest, Ontario


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Big Ideas in Beringian Biogeography


Valerie Hedges

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Establishment of a Neuroscience Research Lab and Hamster Breeding Colony


Caroline Krzakowski

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Work of Diplomacy in British Fiction and Film 1930-1970


James McCommons

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Prevalence and Circumstances of Locomotive Explosions


Katherine Menard

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Furthering the Understanding of the Importance of Collegiality among Bedside Nurses


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Solo Exhibition at Finlandia University, Participation in Art Prize and Image Conference and Exhibition


Jon Sherman

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: The Discarded Head

Winter 2014

Matt Bell

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Scrapper: A Novel


Lisa Schade-Eckert

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Becoming a Rural Educator: Teaching and Learning English in Rural Communities


Keith Ellis

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: SASS and Compass: New Elements in Web Design


Tara Foster

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: On the Margins of King Arthur’s World and the Roman de Saladin


Mollie Freier

Department: Lydia Olson Library

Project Title: Rare Books in Detective Fiction: Information as Object


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska's "The Last Stage" (1948) and the Politics of Commemoration


Sharavan Rajagopal

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: The Yantra Project


Josh Sharp

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Laser-based Rapid Identification of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA


Suzanne Williams

Department: Department of Chemistry

Project Title: How Much DNA is on Your Laptop: Developing a Protocol for Quantifying Trace DNA

 

Fall 2014

Antony Aumann

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: On Kierkegaard, Art and Autonomy


Jason Bishop

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Development of the Perceived Motor Competence Scale & Remote Supervision of Student Teachers


Nathaniel Greenberg

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Aesthetic of Revolution in Naguib Mahfouz’s Postwar Masterpieces


Michael Harrington

Department: Department of Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention

Project Title: Prison Misconduct and the Construct of Prison Maladjustment


Elizabeth Monske

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Investigating Best Practices in Online Writing Instruction


Marguerite Moore

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Neurocognitive and balance recovery curves in youth following mild traumatic brain injury


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Visual Art Exhibition and Image Conference in Berlin


Jessica Thompson

Department: College of Business

Project Title: Communicating Conservation: Integrating Scientist and Stakeholder Knowledge in Ecological Restoration Decision Making Tools


 

Winter 2013

Scott Demel

Department: Sociology and Social Work

Project Title: Uncovering a Lost History: The Historical Archaeology of Beaver Island’s Cable’s Bay Fishing Village


Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: "Home Is where the Haunt Is:” The Future of Inheritance in Contemporary Argentine Literature


Matthew Bell

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Book on Detroit’s Metal Scrap Industry


Zac Cogley

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: Basic Desert And Reactive Emotions


Lisa Schade-Eckert

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Leaders in the field of English Education and Rural Education studies


Lisa Flood

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Blood Transfusion Simulation: Assessment of Student Learning


Tara Foster

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Translating the Roman de Saladin


Sarah Jones

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: The marginalization of LGBT students and faculty, and the marginalization of women


Michael Joy

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Mysterious Lights and Unhinged Knights: Quixotic Quests in Journal of a UFO Investigator


Katherine Teeter

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: An investigation of epigenetic disruptions in Mus hybrids

 

Fall 2013

Rebecca Ulland

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Scrapper: Daughter of Silence by Manuela Fingueret and the Recuperation of the Jewish Voice


Antony Aumann

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: Self- Love and Neighbor-Love in KierkGaard’s Ethics


Matthew Bell

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Zone: A Novel


Matthew Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: The Oaxaca Essays


Mollie Freier

Department: Lydia Olson Library

Project Title: The Setting of the Library in Detective Fiction


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Enhancing NMU’s Biological Collections as Resources for Biodiversity Research and Teaching


Marek Haltof

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage (1948) and the Politics of Commemoration


Michael Kowalczyk

Department: Department of Math and Computer Science

Project Title: A Move Towards a Better Comprehension of Holant Problems


Adam Prus

Department: Department of Psychological Science

Project Title: NIH Grant Proposal to Study Treatments for Anxiety Disorders


Martin Reinhardt

Department: Center for Native American Studies

Project Title: Decolonizing Diet Project Analysis and Reporting Phase Support


Zhang Quinghong

Department: Department of Math and Computer Science

Project Title: Geometry and Duality in Copositive Optimization

Winter 2012

Jonathan Allen

Department: Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Project Title: Memory Politics and Transitional Justice


Marie Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Memory Politics and Transitional Justice


Matthew Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Moses Harvey and the Giant Squid


Kurt Galbreath

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: Diversity, Evolution, and Biogeographic History of Northern Parasites


Peter Goodrich

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Thinking Forward About the Past: Toward a Global Middle Ages


Alex Ruuska

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Place, Performance, and Social Memory in the 1890's Ghost Dance


Bitsy Wedin

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Men in Nursing

 

Fall 2012

Maria Arenillas

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: “Home Is where the Haunt Is:” The Future of Inheritance in Contemporary Argentine Literature


Matthew Bell

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Book on Detroit’s Metal Scrap Industry


Zac Cogley

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: Basic Desert And Reactive Emotions


Scott Demel

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Uncovering a Lost History: The Historical Archaeology of Beaver Island’s Cable’s Bay Fishing Village


Lisa Schade-Eckert

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Leaders in the field of English Education and Rural Education studies


Lisa Flood

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Blood Transfusion Simulation: Assessment of Student Learning


Tara Foster

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Translating the Roman de Saladin


Sarah Jones

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: The marginalization of LGBT students and faculty, and the marginalization of women


Michael Joy

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and International Studies

Project Title: Mysterious Lights and Unhinged Knights


Eileen Smit

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Experiences of Honduran Nurse Preceptors and American Students


Katherine Teeter

Department: Department of Biology

Project Title: An investigation of epigenetic disruptions in Mus hybrids

 

Winter 2011

Amy Hamilton

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Rethinking the Literary “Old West”: Western American Literature Before 1800


Bao Truong

Department: Department of Mathematics & Computer Sciences

Project Title: “Necessary conditions in multiobjective optimization in general Banach spaces and applications” (manuscript)


James McCommons

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Research for book on George Shiras III


Russell Prather

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Palimpsest Paintings for the UP Focus Show at NMU’s DeVos Museum


Jaspal K. Singh

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Imagining Nations and Homelands: Gender and Sikh Identity in Indian and Diasporic Literature


 

Fall 2011

Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Re-Orientalism: Edward Said, Postcolonial Theory, and the “New Anti-Semitism”; and, Festschrift for Paul Hollander.


Zac Cogley

Department: Department of Philosophy

Project Title: The Three-Fold Significance of the Blaming Emotions


Matthew Gavin Frank

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Moses Harvey and The Giant Squid


Linda Lawton

Department: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Project Title: Micro Finance Institution Lending Impact on Female Entrepreneurship


Jonathan M. Hanes

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences

Project Title: Biophysical Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing


Shravan Rajagopal

Department: School of Art and Design

Project Title: Yantra: A Grammar of Archetypal Space


Alex K. Ruuska

Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Project Title: Tracing the Trail: Indigenous Postal Carriers Underwriting a Nation-making Experiment.
 

Winter 2010

Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: “Edward Said and Frantz Fanon: the Politics of Post-Colonial Theory


Nanci Gasiewicz    

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: “Satisfaction Among Adult Inpatients With Diabetes When Glycemic Control is Managed by a Nurse Practitioner Led Diabetes Management Team” (manuscript)


Amy T. Hamilton   

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Rethinking the Literary "Old West": Western American Literature Before 1800 


Lesley Larkin         

Department: Department of English    

Project Title: Book Project: Reading, Race, and Twentieth-Century African American Literature


Melissa Romero     

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Personal Growth and Benefit Finding Experiences in Bereaved Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia: Manuscript


 

Fall 2010

Adam Prus

Department: Department of Psychological Sciences

Project Title: Psychopharmacology textbook


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Reading, Race, and Twentieth-Century African American Literature


Marguerite Moore

Department: School of Health and Human Performance

Project Title: Migraine Symptom progression in the postdrome phase


Zac Cogley

Department: Department of  Philosophy

Project Title: Wrath and Patience


Amy T. Hamilton

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Rethinking the Literary “Old West”: Western American Literature Before 1800


Terry Delpier

Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: CA-MRSA Threat: Manuscript

Fall 2009

Derek L. Anderson

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

Project Title: Elementary Teacher Education Candidates’ Perceptions on Social Studies


K. C. Holder

Department: School of Education, Leadership, and Public Services

Project Title: Charter school monitoring: Constituents’ value of processes and products


David Houston Wood

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Disability in Early Modern Europe


Gabriel Brahm

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Anti-American Studies


Catherine Terwilliger

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Hen Book Proposal


Erich Ottem

Department: Department of  Biology

Project Title: Establishment of Transgenic Mouse Colonies for Use in Neuromuscular Disease Research


Michael Joy

Department: Department of Modern Languages, Literature, and International Studies

Project Title: Emblematic Imagery in the Dracula manual 1 A Cervantine Reading of The Wrestler.


Lesley Larkin

Department: Department of English

Project Title: Book Proposal: “And in this Task We Create the Self: Reading Race and Twentieth-Century African American Literature


Robert Legg

Department: Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Studies

Project Title: Updating GIS at NMU, a response to the rapid develop[ment]s and future change in this field.


Hsin-Ling Hsieh

Department: Department of Economics

Project Title: Panel Co-integration Analysis of Cigarette Taxes and Health: the Case of Respiratory Cancers