Fostering Faculty Scholarship

Internal Faculty Research Grants Awarded in 2014-15

Learn more about each faculty member in their profiles.

CatherineMarie Davalos, Dance 
To create, rehearse, and tour a dance-theater work in Italy.

Monica Fitzgerald, Justice, Community and Leadership 
To conduct archival research on early American ideas about gender and to transcribe oral histories. Learn more...

Rosemary Graham, English
To work on her novel, Simple Lessons in Irish.

Jennifer D. Heung, Anthropology
To carry out research in China for a book about the effects of studying English among adult learners and modern meanings of Chinese citizenship.

Brenda Hillman, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry
To translate contemporary Brazilian poetry by women.

Makiko Imamura, Communication 
To continue a longitudinal project studying communication between East Asian international students and the Americans they interact with most frequently. Learn more...

Clifford Lee, Education
To investigate how urban youth develop critical computational thinking practices while creating news stories with interactive elements. 

Raina Leon, Education
To implement new teaching technologies at Daraja Academy, a girls’ secondary school in Kenya, and study the effect.

Myrna Santiago, History 
To conduct oral interviews in Nicaragua for an account of that country’s devastating 1972 earthquake.

Sonya M. Schuh-Huerta, Biology 
To develop a hands-on student research program at SMC for studying key genes and environmental factors related to embryonic development and fertility.

Sawako Suzuki, Education
To refine an assessment tool that measures parenting self-confidence in diverse populations. Learn more...

Hong Vu, Psychology
To purchase an eye-tracker necessary for research on eye movements during reading.

Tina Zhang, Business, and Yung-Jae Lee, Business
To identify factors that affect the social and financial success of microfinance institutions in the Philippines. Learn more...