Ten Eastern Michigan University professors receive faculty research and creative activity fellowships

by Debra Johnson, Published April 17, 2012


YPSILANTI - Ten members of EMU's faculty have been awarded faculty research and creative activity fellowships for Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and the first round of Winter 2013. The fellowships are intended to encourage and support the research, creative, artistic, and scholarly endeavors of full-time tenured or tenure-track EMU faculty.

Faculty award winners are provided summer salary, and/or released-time from their normal teaching schedule in order to apply themselves to a research or creative project. Cash of up to $3,000 can be requested as part of an award to cover supplies, services and materials and travel expenses related to the release.

"The faculty at EMU are actively engaged in exciting and ground-breaking research with their colleagues throughout the world as they work side-by-side with undergraduate and graduate students at EMU," said James Carroll, III, interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research, interim Dean of the Graduate School. The award winners in this year's round are from four of the five colleges, and include topics from screening for colorectal cancer, to exploring and presenting Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, and anti-fungal drug research."

The 10 recipients and a brief summary of their approved projects are:

  • Leslie Atzmon (Art). "The Graphic Design Reader Anthology"
  • David C. Chou (Computer Information Systems). "Developing Cloud Computing as a Model for Information Technology Sustainability"
  • Elizabeth Currans (Women's & Gender Studies). "Engendering Publics: Women's Demonstrations in the 21st Century U.S."
  • Suzanne M. Dugger (Leadership & Counseling). "Foundations of Career Counseling: Completion of a Textbook Manuscript for Publication by Pearson Education"
  • Paul Leighton (Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminology). "Proposal to Write Chapters for Oxford's Handbook on White Collar Crime and the Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies"
  • Raymond Rosenfeld (Political Science). "Comparative Civic Culture: Ukraine and Lativa"
  • Jamie Scaglione (Chemistry). "Understanding the Antifungal Mycosubtilin"
  • Joel Schoenhals (Music & Dance). "Beethoven's 32: Exploring the 'New Testament'"
  • Sylvia Sims Gray (Social Work). "'At Risk' Students and University Stakeholders: On Crossing the Finish Line"
  • Tsu-Yin Wu (Nursing). "Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: Developing and Testing a Culturally Tailored Intervention in Asian Americans"

Unlike a sabbatical leave, the fellowship recipients are still expected to fulfill other contractual responsibilities, such as service to the University during this released time.

The University Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee reviews the faculty research and creative activity fellowship proposals and makes its recommendations to the Provost and Vice President, Kim Schatzel.

The Board of Regents approved the fellowship awards during their regular Board of Regents meeting held Tuesday, April 17, 2012.


Debra Johnson

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