James Madison University

Past Awards, Grants, & Leaves

CHBS Awards Recipients

Distinguished Service Awards

Recipient has demonstrated a depth and breadth of outstanding service at the university, local, regional and/or national level. Recipient has taken on a variety of roles and responsibilities including leadership positions at these different levels.

2011-2012 Cynthia O'Donoghue, Communication Sciences and Disorders
2012-2013 Sharon Strang, Nursing
2013-2014 Brenda Ryals, Communication Sciences and Disorders
2014-2015 Patty Hale, Nursing
2015-2016 Terry Wessel, Health Sciences
2016-2017 Suzanne Baker, Psychology
2017-2018 Melissa Leisen, Nursing

Distinguished Teacher Awards

Recipient has consistently demonstrated outstanding teaching and is seen as a model for faculty and students. The recipient typically provides the Commencement address at the CHBS Commencement ceremony in May.

2012-2013 Tracy Zinn, Psychology
2013-2014 Carol Dudding, Communication Sciences and Disorders
2014-2015 Lincoln Gray, Communication Sciences and Disorders
2015-2016 Jessica Irons, Psychology
2016-2017 Krisztina Jakobsen, Psychology
2017-2018 David Daniel, Psychology

Madison Scholar Awards

Recipient has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and research. This work has been disseminated through peer reviewed publication and/or other means.

2012-2013 Suzanne Baker, Psychology
2013-2014 Lennie Echterling, Graduate Psychology
2014-2015 Bryan Saville, Psychology
2015-2016 Nicholas Luden, Kinesiology
2016-2017 Jeffrey Dyche, Psychology
2017-2018 Kenneth Barron, Psychology

Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards

Recipient has demonstrated exceptional performance and/or the potential for regional or national recognition in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service, either across all the areas or in any one area. Service is defined as contributing to College or University functions and priorities, or service to the field or profession.

2012-2013 Matthew Lee, Psychology
2013-2014 Christopher Clinard, Communication Sciences and Disorders
2014-2015 Elizabeth Edwards, Kinesiology
2015-2016 John Hathcoat, Graduate Psychology
2016-2017 Kethera Fogler, Psychology
2017-2018 David Szwedo, Psychology

Grant Awards

Research Grants

The purpose of the Faculty Research and Teaching Grants program is to stimulate and assist teaching effectiveness, advance one's scholarship agenda, and reflect academic unit, college, and university-wide goals. Proposals in any field of creative activity may be submitted, and faculty members are encouraged to consider projects involving student activity and those of an interdisciplinary nature. Grants are to be used to sustain activities necessary to complete the proposed activities, including travel expenses and other related costs (see budget section for restrictions). Each grant award will not exceed $5,000.

2013
Natalie Lawrence Psychology A Social Norm Intervention to Reduce Distracted Driving
2014
Kit Chan Psychology Studying Perceptual Adaption to Foreign Accents in a Classroom Setting: Whether Learning is Generalizable across Speakers, Accents and Words
Maria deValpine Nursing A Digital Portrayal - Influenza in Bristol Bay Alaska, 1919: 'The saddest repudiation of benevolent intention"
Carol Dudding CSD Investigating Transfer of Learning Using Simulations for Clinical Training
Pam Gibson Psychology A Study of Unmet Medical Needs in the Contested Illness of Chemical Sensitivity
Christina Kuo CSD Acoustic Variability of Speech in Aging:A Pilot
Nicholas Luden Kinesiology Satellite Cell Behavior During Heavy Aerobic Exercise Training and Recovery
Yingjiu Nie CSD Effect of Amplitude Modulation Interference on Speech Understanding in Children and Adults with Normal Hearing and Hearing Loss
Elena Savina Graduate Psychology "Journey Around the World": Development of Prosocial and Global Education Curriculum for Elementary School Children
2015
Rory DePaolis CSD The Effect of Socioeconomic Status of Infant Language Development in the Shenandoah Valley
Trent Hargens Kinesiology Validity of Commercially Available Physical Activity and Sleep Monitors
Jessica Irons Psychology Examination of Cue-induced Nicotine Withdrawal Among Humans
Nicholas Luden Kinesiology Does Ibuprofen Interfere With Prophylactic Adaptions to Heavy Exercise?
Yingjiu Nie CSD The Build-up of Auditory Stream Segregation Based on Frequency Differences in Adult Cochlear Implant Users
2016
Christina Kuo CSD Within-Speaker Characteristics of Vocal Intensity in Parkinson's Disease
Debbie Sturm Graduate Psychology Awe, Joy, and Flow of Time - Cultural Comparative Analysis of Positive Emotions
2017
Christina Kuo CSD Task-Elicited Changes in the Kinematic and Acoustic Gestures of Diphthongs
Yingjiu Nie CSD Sentence Recognition and Pitch Contour Identification by Adult and Child Cochlear Implant Users
Michael Saunders Kinesiology Influence of Pre-Exercise Carbohydrate Feedings on the Ergogenic Effects of Carbohydrate Intake During Cycling
France Weaver Health Sciences What is the Effect of States Medicaid Generosity with Home and Community-Based Services on Healthcare Expenditures
April Temple Health Sciences What is the Effect of States Medicaid Generosity with Home and Community-Based Services on Healthcare Expenditures
2018
Nicholas Luden Kinesiology Circulating MicroRNA Following High Intensity Interval Cycling With and Without Post-Exercise Nutrient Consumption
Krisztina Jakobsen Kinesiology Perception of Human Faces
Melanie Shoup-Knox Psychology Male Physiological Responses to Female Vocal Stimuli Varying in Fertility Status and Speech Content
Kristi Lewis Health Sciences Assessing the Use of Alternative Modes for Delivering Professional Development

Teaching Grants

The purpose of the Faculty Research and Teaching Grants program is to stimulate and assist teaching effectiveness, advance one's scholarship agenda, and reflect academic unit, college, and university-wide goals. Proposals in any field of creative activity may be submitted, and faculty members are encouraged to consider projects involving student activity and those of an interdisciplinary nature. Grants are to be used to sustain activities necessary to complete the proposed activities, including travel expenses and other related costs (see budget section for restrictions). Each grant award will not exceed $5,000.

2012
Donna Trimm Nursing Teaching Clinical Reasoning and Developing Clinical Imagination
Michele Kielty Graduate Psychology Mindfulness and K-12 Education: Training Graduate
Students to Provide Wellness Programs to K-12 School Communities
Joshua Baldwin Social Work The Course Development for Forensic Social Work
Stacey Pavelko CSD An Interprofessional Partnership: Working Together
for Teacher and Student Success
2013
Carol Dudding CSD Development of Virtual Stimulations for Clinical Training
Matthew Lee Psychology Asian American Psychological Association convention 2013
2016
Michele Kielty Graduate Psychology Promoting Mindful Leadership within a Social Community
Tammy Gilligan Graduate Psychology Promoting Mindful Leadership within a Social Community
Renee Staton Graduate Psychology Promoting Mindful Leadership within a Social Community
2017
Stacey Pavelko CSD Interprofessional Practice in Schools: A One-Credit Course
2018
Cathy McKay Kinesiology Sharing Attitudes and Perceptions through Disability Sport Education: Stories from KIN 100 Students
Rory DePaolis CSD The Development of a student centered interdisciplinary research program based in Rwanda

Collaborative Grants

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) highly values interprofessional and innovative collaborative efforts between departments and programs within our College. To support those collaborative efforts, the Dean makes every effort to offer Collaborative Grants each year. Grant funds may support interprofessional and/or collaborative work through a wide range of activities. Successful grant applications will emphasize scholarship and/or education that crosses traditional boundaries (e.g., cross-departmental programs that serve a diverse range of CHBS students). Examples of supported activities include new directions in scholarship, innovative teaching and learning approaches, faculty development, and projects to advance teaching evaluation and/or student assessment. Small start-up and pilot projects with the promise of attracting future external funding are encouraged. Proposals that represent innovations or significant extensions beyond existing programs or collaborations are requested. Collaborations may include scholars or professionals outside of CHBS; however, funding is designated for CHBS faculty only.

2013
Jeff Dyche
Lincoln Gray
Dan Holt
CSD
Psychology
Auditory Masking in A Rodent Model of ADHD
$9,639.00
Merle Mast
April Temple
Nursing
Health Sciences
Interprofessional Education in Aging
$2,997.00
Liz Richardson
Marsha Longerbeam
Trevor Stokes
Health Sciences
CSD
Graduate Psychology
Interprofessional Practice Merging Therapeutic Procedures from Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis in the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$6,810.00
Elizabeth Edwards 
Jeremy Akers
David Wenos
Health Sciences
Kinesiology
Perceived Satisfaction & Metabolic Effects of Spring Interval Training in Sedentary, Overweight Women
$9,717.00
2014
Melody Eaton
Maria DeValpine
Julie Sanford
William Grant
David Cockley
Nursing
Accounting
Health Sciences
An Interprofessional Initiative to be the Change for Health in all Policies (Pilot Project)
$8,503.00
Jeremy Akers
Elizabeth Edwards
Trent Hargens
David Wenos
Health Sciences
Kinesiology
Effects of Sprint Interval Training on Diabetic and Metabolic Markers in Prediabetic Men and Women
$10,000.00
Deborah Kipps-Vaughan
Tammy Gilligan
Michele Kielty
Julie Strunk
Elizabeth Richardson
Stacey Pavelko
Graduate Psychology
Nursing
Health Sciences
CSD
Inter-Professional Education Seminar for Professional Services in Schools
$3,200.00
2015
Linda Hulton
Tammy Kiser
Tim Schulte
Debbie Sturm
Jane Hubbell
Patricia Kennedy
Nursing
Graduate Psychology
Social Work
IIHHS
Interprofessional Education: An Extension of IIHHS Suitcase Clinics to Expand Psychological Services
$10,000
Robin Anderson
Julie Sanford
Graduate Psychology
Nursing
Turning the Page: Developing a shared-vision for an integrated approach to training and service delivery in a rural community
$7,737.00
2016
There were no applicants in 2016.
2017
Jeremy Akers
Elizabeth Edwards
Trent Hargens
David Wenos
Health Professions
Kinesiology
Improving Health Outcomes in Post-operative Bariatric Patients Through Additional Nutrition and Exercise Support
$9,990.00
Emily Akerson
Tammy Kiser
Sharon Maiewski
Jennifer Walsh
IIHHS
Nursing
Health Professions
Student Engaged Community Clinic
$4,300.00
Erica Collazo
Dayna Henry
Kala Melchiori
Laura Merrell
Katherine Ott
Health Sciences
Psychology
Unequal Partners: A Pilot Program Evaluation
$10,000.00
2018
Aimee Johnson
Sarah Blackstone
Whitney Simmons
Ashley Skelly
Health Sciences
Health Professions
Assessing Burnout in Physician Assistant Students and Developing Strategies to Promote Wellness and Resilience
$6,899.00
Stephanie Kurti
Elizabeth Edwards
Jeremy Akers
Kinesiology
Health Professions
Does varying the fatty acid composition of a high-fat meal impact post-prandial airway inflammation, Lipemia and Glycemia?
$6,311.00
Kristi Lewis
Michele Kielty
Jennifer Walsh
Elizabeth Edwards
Health Sciences
Psychology
Health Professions
Kinesiology
Wellness and Self-Care Symposium for Middle and High School Educators: Assessing burnout, self-care and lifestyle balance, mindfulness and perceived wellness and self-care
$8,630.00

Educational Leaves

Educational Leaves

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies offers Educational Leaves to provide faculty members with opportunities to expand their teaching abilities and foster intellectual growth, such as independent study, research, graduate/postgraduate study and direct clinical or applied activities. Leave activities should address issues relevant to the applicant's professional field or an area that will enhance the understanding and integration of related fields. Projects may encompass an expansive field or a specific interest. Inevitably, leave activities should result in enhanced teaching, research, or professional skills, and the leave recipient should realize a renewed capacity for personal contributions to the university community as a result of the Educational Leave. The purposes of these leaves are to sustain vigor, especially in the university's academic instructional programs, and to ensure that faculty members have the opportunity for professional development.

2012
Kenn Barron Psychology Understanding and improving JMU Student Motivation: A University-wide Collaboration between MRI, CFI, General Education, College of Science & Math, and others
Karen Ford Social Work A study of the Commonwealth of Dominica's social protection schemes: The intersection of government and non-governmental (NGO) services for youth and families
2013
Rory DePaolis CSD Exploring the Role of Babble in Language Development
2014
David Daniels Psychology Applying Mind, Brain and Education to Latin American Educational Reform
Nancy Poe Social Work Conceptualizing Non-Clinical Military Social Work: Implications for Undergraduate Education and Community-Based Practice
Susan Nye Kinesiology More: More Time, More Activity, More Learning
2015
Renee Staton Graudate Psychology Enhancing Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning in K-12 Settings
Cynthia Hunter Social Work Promoting Empowerment Among Women in San Martin, El Salvador
Charles Harris Psychology Enhancing Essential Components of Online-and Hybrid-formatted Instruction
2016
Hyong Yeom Social Work Implementation and Evaluation of Supportive Programs for North Korean Refugee Youths
Tammy Gilligan Graduate Psychology School Psychologists Promoting Sustainable Prevention and Interventions Programming in the K-12 Learning Community
Bryan Saville Psychology Passion for Academic Activities
2017
There were no leaves in 2017
2018
Craig Shealy Graduate Psychology Converting Summit Series Projects into Book Chapters for Oxford University Press
Carol Dudding CSD Establishing Virtual Simulations Lab
2019
BJ Bryson Social Work Black Women in Academia
Jessica Irons Psychology Improving Writing Education in Health-Related Sciences