Internal Grant Program Awardees

Towards an Antiracist Campus: Action Grants

These pilot projects were awarded under the Towards an Antiracist Campus Action Grants program to address issues of racial equity and inclusion at UWM.

2020

Funded projects to begin November 2020. Lead applicant names are in bold.

Healing, Restoration, and Self-Care for Students of Color at UWM

Team Description
  • Anika Wilson, Associate Professor and Chair, African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Sara C. Benesh, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science
  • Jackline Kirungi, Africology Now President, PhD student in African and African Diaspora Studies
This project addresses chronic stress and trauma caused by racism on students of color by coordinating a series of workshops for their enrichment and restoration.

Taking Action: Policing and Campus Safety at the Intersection of Race and Disability

Team Description
  • Elizabeth R. Drame, Professor, School of Education/Teaching and Learning Department
  • Victoria Moerchen, Associate Professor, College of Health Sciences /Department of Kinesiology-Integrated Health Care and Performance
  • Chief Joseph LeMire, UWM Police Department
  • Emily Levine, Executive Director, Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
This project will contribute to campus efforts to dismantle systemic racism by reducing the implicit bias in police responses to students with multiple intersecting and marginalized identities. UWM has approximately 8,100 students of color. Additionally, over 1,200 students self-identify as having a disability, within which 564 identify as having a mental health diagnosis and 78 identify as having an autism spectrum diagnosis (data obtained through UWM
Accessibility Resource Center). This project will result in more robust systems of care by equipping campus police with knowledge, strategies, and resources to protect students of color who also have invisible disabilities.

A Shift in Culture: Sustainable Actions Toward Cultivating an Anti-Racist Psychology Department on UWM’s Campus

Team Description
Department of Psychology

  • Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Professor
  • Krista Lisdahl, Professor
  • Haley Kolp, M.S., Graduate Student
  • Greta Minor, M.S., Graduate Student
  • Sara Pardej, M.S., Graduate Student
  • Chandler Zolliecoffer, M.S., Graduate Student
We aim to create a significant and sustainable anti-racist impact within the UWM Psychology Department and more broadly at UWM. Three objectives are proposed: 1. Implement novel opportunities for anti-racism intellectual discourse and training; 2. Infuse and update courses with innovative anti-racism course content; and 3. Foster an anti-racist, inclusive, equitable, and diverse climate in the UWM Psychology Department. We will also disseminate training and resources to other UWM departments. Proposed aims focus on multi-tiered, collective activities that include all stakeholders (faculty, staff, and students), and these initiatives will cultivate a broader anti-racism environment at UWM.

Multicultural Scholars Collaborative

Team Description
  • Jacqueline Nguyen, Associate Professor of Cognitive & Developmental Sciences, Department of Educational Psychology
  • Paulina S. Lim, M.S., Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology
  • Natalie Schneider, MBA, Organizations and Strategic Management Doctoral Candidate, Department of Management
  • Jason Puskar, Associate Dean of Graduate School,
Formation of the Multicultural Scholars Collaborative will establish an institutionalized network to enhance the research productivity of scholars of color, promote retention of BIPOC faculty, and enhance student retention by providing academic and socioemotional support within the group. This action will promote collaborative efforts among BIPOC faculty to support graduate and undergraduate students of color, thereby alleviating individual strain on faculty while filling the void of support on campus. A resource database and a fellowship awarded by the Collaborative additionally transforms the diversity, equity, and anti-racism work implicitly expected of BIPOC scholars into explicitly valued resources.

Toward a Radically Welcoming and Engaging Campus: Stories of Belonging

Team Description
  • Dr. Wilkistar Otieno, Associate Professor and Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Chris Beimborn, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences STEM Outreach Coordinator
  • Dr. Jeremy Page, Assistant Dean of Student Services, College of Education
  • Dr. Kent Redding, Associate Professor, Sociology and Chair, Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies
  • Dr. Esther Chan, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Carly Rowe: NSF STEM PECS Scholar, Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Co-President, UWM SEDS Chapter
  • Ana Hansen, NSF STEM PECS Scholar, Senior, Industrial Engineering, Member of UWM’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders
  • Dakito Dasho: NSF STEM PECS Scholar, Junior, Computer Science,
This project is aimed at listening, recording, and presenting stories of students’ lived experiences as a means of campus community discourse to reveal conditions that contribute to a feeling of belonging on campus. This project will enable the campus to address systemic and personal mediated racism by: 1. Naming racism; 2. Asking and understanding mechanisms of racism on campus; and 3. Organizing and strategizing to act towards being an anti-racist campus. This study will provide results that will seed solutions towards improving campus climate and realizing a radically welcoming and accessible environment—a key recommendation of the Chancellors’ 2030 think tank.

United We Will – Athletics Commitment to Anti-Racism

Team Description
Athletics Diversity & Inclusion Committee

  • Kathy Litzau, Sr. Associate A.D., Chair
  • Cathy Rossi, Deputy A.D.
  • Pat Baldwin, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
  • Kyle Rechlicz, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Scott Doffek, Head Baseball Coach
  • Chris Roche, Associate Director of Athletics—Development
  • Julius Martinez, Assistant Director of Athletics—Ticket Sales & Event Services
  • Jill Jurena, Compliance & Enrollment Services Coordinator
  • Shelley Bugni, Human Resources Assistant
  • Alisha Harper, Women’s Track & Field Alum
  • Trevor Coenen, Men’s Track Student-Athlete
  • Jasper Appleton, Men’s Swimming Student-Athlete,
UWM Athletics is committed to doing our part on campus and in the community to help create an environment where all feel safe, and equitable opportunities are available to everyone. A dialogue held in July with members of our current and former student-athletes of color revealed several important steps that our department might take to be anti-racist: continued dialogues and listening sessions with our student-athletes, and anti-racist education and training for our teams and staff. Future facilitated conversations and training will create a platform for transparency, build trust, ignite social justice reform and enrich cultural standards. The UWM Athletics coaches and staff play an instrumental role in the recruitment and mentorship of our 300 student-athletes. By working together on this project for the next eight months, we will learn together and grow as people to support an anti-racist community and establish a foundation of expectations for the future. Our student-athletes can then contribute to the campus community by being leaders in their actions and encouraging campus wide dialogue on this topic.

Antiracist Teaching Practices for Writing Across Disciplines at UWM

Team Description
Department of English

  • Rachel Bloom-Pojar, Associate Professor
  • Maria Novotny, Assistant Professor
  • Claire Edwards, PhD Student
  • Gitte Frandsen, PhD Student
  • Mohammad (Anis) Rahman, PhD Student
  • Chloe Smith, PhD Student
  • Madison Williams, PhD Student
Linguistic racism has defined and defended the place of white supremacy in academic writing throughout the history of higher education. This project will help UWM instructors critically examine their language ideologies when responding to student writing, begin cross-campus dialogues about the ways that racism impacts teaching practices, and provide resources for taking anti-racist approaches to writing instruction and assessment. During Summer 2021, instructors will be invited to attend an Antiracist Pedagogy Seminar to discuss readings, examine their implicit biases, and develop anti-racist writing pedagogies. Ultimately, this project encourages instructors to support, sustain, and learn from our students’ diverse literacy practices.

Primer on Race Equity in MKE-A Short Course

Team Description
  • Lynne Woehrle, Associate Professor,Director of Peacebuilding Programs, College of Nursing
  • Sarah MacDonald, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • Paru Shah, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Jeylan Turkoglu, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding, College of Nursing
  • Renee Walker, Associate Professor, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
In 2019 Milwaukee County led a national movement to recognize that racism is a public health crisis. Health inequity is deeply inscribed in our social structures and a primary contributor to unequal access and outcomes in health and wellness. Our short course will build understanding and increase the knowledge base on campus about the impact of segregation and racism on Milwaukee County (past and present) to better prepare students, faculty and staff to address racism and develop university-community collaborations. The short course will provide curriculum content that can be used directly or adapted for courses and other educational opportunities.

An Antiracist and Welcoming Community of Practice: Asset-based Equity in Honors

Team Description
Honors College

  • Dr. Peter Sands, Director and Associate Professor, English
  • Dr. Jill Budny, Lecturer and Assistant Director
  • Dr. Alan Singer, Senior Lecturer
  • Laura Blaska, Associate Director
  • Morgan Mattly, Enrollment Coordinator
Because the Honors College enrolls students across all of UWM’s undergraduate schools and colleges, this project will create a campuswide seedbed for antiracist pedagogies and practices. The project will create a welcoming and diverse summer experience for incoming high-achieving students; a subsequent peer-mentoring program for the summer cohort; related faculty development activities; and the expectation that the continuing summer and academic-year programs will foster a multiyear, multigenerational antiracist and welcoming community of practice.

Retreat From Racism: towards anti-racist campuses in the College of General Studies

Team Description
  • Sue Kalinka, Chair Campus Climate Committee, Sr. Student Life Coordinator, CGS Student Affairs
  • Gregg Jamison, CGS Steering Committee Co-chair and Professor of Anthropology, CGS Social Sciences and Business
  • Scott Silet, Assistant Director of Libraries for the College of General Studies Library
  • Tim Thering, UWM at Waukesha Campus Administrator and Associate Professor of History, CGS Social Sciences and Business
  • Tima Guled, Director of Diversity Center for Washington County Campus, CGS Student Affairs
  • Schelzia Ross, CGS Director of TRIO Student Support Services, CGS Student Affairs
  • Millie Wenzel, Director of Pre-College Programs and Diversity Center for Waukesha Campus, CGS Student Affairs,
This one-day, off-campus workshop for College of General Studies students, faculty, and staff will address issues of race, racism, and inequalities at the Waukesha and Washington County campuses. After assessment and review of the pilot program, CGS plans to implement the workshop annually to respond to changing contexts of race relations and inequalities on the campuses and their surrounding regions. Participants will explore personal belief systems, learn from others’ experiences, become aware of issues affecting the campuses and surrounding communities, develop personal action plans to combat racism in their daily lives, and share personal reflections through various creative outlets.

Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC) Award Recipients

Ten awards were made in the second year of the Advancing Research and Creativity program, which replaced the Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) program. One of the two co-investigators is from outside UWM.

2021

Mair Culbreth
Assistant Professor, Department of Dance
Transtemporal Choreographies: Milwaukee’s American Black Holocaust Museum as an Anchor Institution
David DiValerio
Associate Professor, Department of History
Making Modern Lamas: Three-year Tibetan Buddhist Meditative Retreat in Contemporary France
Krista Grensavitch
Lecturer, Department of History
UWM co-investigator: Rachel Buff, Professor, Department of History
Documenting Wisconsin’s Black Lives Matter Demonstrations
Karolina May-Chu
Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
Entangled Imaginations: Border Poetics in German and Polish Language Fiction after 1989
Timothy O’Brien
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
The Effects of Expert Witness Sex and Race on Expert Witness Credibility
Nicole Roman
Assistant Professor, Department of Music
“Unquiet Waters”, Recording New Works for Saxophone
Ermitte Saint Jacques
Assistant Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
External co-investigator: Robert Smith, Harry G. John Professor of History, Marquette University
Living for the City: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee
Arijit Sen
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
Restorative Ligaments: Histories and Spaces of Everyday Resistance against Injustice in Milwaukee’s Northside
Peter Van Elswyk
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Hedging: the linguistics, epistemology, and normativity of qualified speech
James Wasley
Professor, Department of Architecture
Completing the Greenfield Avenue Gateway

2020

Twelve awards were made in the first year of the Advancing Research and Creativity program, which replaced the Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) program.

Filipe Alberto
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Genomic underpinnings of gametophyte development and reproductive success in the Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera
Marcus Filippello
Associate Professor, History
Litigating Liberation: Hearing Recaptive African Voices in Colonial Courts
Leslie Harris
Associate Professor, Communication
UWM Co-PIs: Portia Cobb, Associate Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres; Erin Parcell, Associate Professor, Communication
The Gun Violence Project
Christine Larson
Professor, Psychology
UWM Co-PI: Karyn Frick, Professor, Psychology
Role of Ovarian Hormones in Predicting Risk for PTSD
Patricia Mayes
Associate Professor, English
Resources for Repairing Miscommunications in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Paru Shah
Associate Professor, Political Science
She Persisted: Women Candidates, Electoral Loss, and Intentions to Run Again
Joshua Spencer
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Meta-Mereology
Ava Udvadia
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
UWM Co-PI: Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Identifying transcriptional complexes active during successful optic nerve regeneration
Shevaun Watson
Associate Professor, English
Worshipping History in the “Holy City”: Race, Tourism and Public Memory in Charleston, South Carolina
Alexander Wier
Lecturer, Music
Electrified Percussion: Creating and Recording New Works for Solo Percussion and Live Electronics
Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Development of software for advanced microscopy and tracking of microbeads in solution
William Wood
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Images and Voices of Community Conservation from La Ventanilla, Mexico: Traveling Exhibition Fabrication

 


Collaborative Research Team Development Awards (RTDA) Award Recipients

This program has been replaced by the Team Initiation Program (TIP). Team members are UWM unless noted.

2019

Topic: The Gun Violence Project
Team members: Leslie Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Communication; Portia Cobb, Associate Professor, Department of Film; Erin Parcell, Associate Professor, Department of Communication; Kaija Zusevics, Associate Researcher, Center for Urban Population Health; Barbra Beck-Clayton, Associate Professor, Associate professor of Public Health, Carroll University; Debra Gillispie, Founder, Mothers Against Gun Violence
Topic: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Improving Communication in the Intensive Care Unit
Team members: Natalie McAndrew, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing; Jeanne Erickson, Associate Professor, College of Nursing; Jayshil Patel, Physician and Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Alexandria Bear, Physician and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Jill Guttormson, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Marquette University
Topic: When Racism, Equity, and Health Collide: Building Collaborative Team Science on Wicked Problems

2018

Topic: Assistive Technology for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Team Members: Hyunkyoung Oh, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing; Zhi Zheng, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Program; Jinsung Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology; Wonchan Choi, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies; Yura Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
Topic: The Milwaukee Urban Observatory: The Spatial and Temporal Variation of Artificial Light
Team Members: Dawn Erb, Associate Professor, David Kaplan, Associate Professor, Department of Physics; Arijit Sen, Department of Architecture; Woonsup Choi, Associate Professor, Ryan Holifield, Associate Professor, Department of Geography; Federica Bianco, Senior Research Scientist, Gregory Dobler, Director, Urban Observatory, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress
Topic: Choosing the City: Reinterpreting the Ethnography of Milwaukee
Team Members: Ermitte Saint Jacques, Assistant Professor, Department of Africology; Arijit Sen, Department of Architecture; Simone Ferro, Professor, Department of Dance; Chia Youyee Vang, Department of History; Ann Hanlon, Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives, Libraries
Topic: Reducing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations by Increasing Access to Culturally Humble, Quality Care
Team Members: Heidi Luft, Assistant Professor, Anne Dressel, Assistant Professor, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Associate Professor, College of Nursing; Rachel Bloom-Pojar, Assistant Professor, Department of English; Melinda Kavanaugh, Assistant Professor Department of Social Work
Topic: Improving Treatment Outcomes Among Individuals Undergoing Rotator Cuff Repair
Team Members: Bhagwant Sindhu, Associate Professor, Brooke Slavens, Associate Professor, Alyssa Schnorenberg, Researcher, Virginia Stoffel, Associate Professor, Ying-Chih Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Technology; James Topitzes, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work; Hanna Paul, Research Consultant, Karuna Labs; Steven Grindel, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dara Mickschl, Physician Assistant—Surgical, Medical College of Wisconsin; Robert W. Wilson, External Exercise Science Consultant

2017

Topic: Children’s Media Use and Interventions to Enhance Health and Well-Being
Team Members: Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; W. Hobart Davies, Professor, Department of Psychology; Jake Luo, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics and Administration
Topic: Indexing Functional Communication Across Specific Communication Disorders—A Transdisciplinary Approach to Outcome Measure Development
Team Members: John Heilmann, Associate Professor, Sabine Heuer, Assistant Professor, Shelley Lund, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders; Roger Smith, Professor; Department of Occupational Science and Technology; Dennis Tomashek, Associate Researcher, R2DR Center
Topic: Leveraging Big Data to Unmask the Functional Connectome of Attention
Team Members: Adam Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Wendy Huddleston, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology; Jason Bacon, UITS Senior Systems Programmer; Daniel Siercks, L&S Systems Administrator; Edgar DeYoe, Professor, Andrew Nencka, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Radiology
Topic: Great Lakes Superfund Research Center: PCBs and Methylmercury—Environmental and Epigenetic Transgenerational Impacts
Topic: Mechanisms of Cell Migration and Differentiation in Development and Disease: From Basic Science to Public Health
Team Members: Jennifer Gutzman, Assistant Professor, Douglas A. Steeber, Associate Professor, Ava Udvadia, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Ionel Popa, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics; Paul Auer, Assistant Professor, Michael Laiosa, Associate Professor, Kurt Svoboda, Associate Professor, Zilber School of Public Health

 


Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) Recipients

Fourteen proposals have been selected for funding in the second year of the Discovery and Innovation Grant program, which replaced the Research Growth Initiative. Three of the six co-investigators are from outside UWM.

2021

Sonia Bardy
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Deciphering chemosensory array formation with dual adaptors
Anne Bonds
Associate Professor, Geography
UWM co-investigator: Derek Handley, Assistant Professor, English
Mapping Racism and Resistance in Milwaukee County: Struggles over Real Estate and Race in the Urban North
Madhusudan Dey
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
UWM co-investigator: David Frick, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
External co-investigator: Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan, Associate Professor, MCW Cancer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
Translational Control by Cap-Proximal mRNA Fold
Karyn Frick
Professor, Psychology
Brain Connectivity in Episodic Memory Consolidation and Estradiol-Facilitated Memory Enhancement
Jane Hereth
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Using the life history calendar to examine young transgender women’s trajectories of victimization
Jaejin Jang
Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
UWM co-investigator: Wilkistar Otieno, Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
A Supply Planning Model to Assess and Mitigate the Impact of Mass Panic Buying on Relief Products
Patrick Kraft
Assistant Professor, Political Science
We Need To Talk: Correcting Misinformation Through Political Discussions
Lindsay McHenry
Professor, Geosciences
External co-investigators: Brian Hynek, Professor, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder; Jackson Njau, Associate Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Indiana University
Source‐to‐sink mineralogy, geochemistry, and sedimentology of an East African Rift lake delta as an analog for Jezero crater, Mars
David Pacifico
Assistant Professor, Art History
Archaeological Survey and Surface Collection in the Middle Sechin River Valley
Xiaohua Peng
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Novel ROS-Activated Prodrugs for Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Rafael Rodriguez Sevilla
Professor, Biological Sciences
Testing for hedonic experience in mate choice in an insect
Lingfeng Wang
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Smart Grid-enabled Innovative Reliability-differentiated Electric Services
Jarett Wilcoxen
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Development of an Artificial Molybdenum Enzyme
Ching-Hong Yang
Professor, Biological Sciences
UWM co-investigator: Manda Yu, Assistant Scientist, Biological Sciences
External co-investigator: Xiangyang Liu, Senior Scientist, T3 Bioscience LLC
Mode of Action of Biological Control Agent T3-07 Against Fire Blight: A Leap Toward Application

2020

Fourteen proposals have been selected for funding in the first year of the Discovery and Innovation Grant, a program that replaced the Research Growth Initiative.

Joel Berkowitz
Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Plotting Yiddish Drama
Woo Jin Chang
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
UWM Co-investigator: Jorg Woehl, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dielectrophoretic chromatography system for parallel analysis of single bioparticles
Philip Chang
Associate Professor, Physics
Tidal Disruption Events on a Moving‐mesh
Claire De La Cova
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Investigation of UFD‐2‐mediated regulation of Ras/MAP kinase signaling
Laodong Guo
Professor, Freshwater Sciences
Assessing sources and deposition of phosphorus in Lake Michigan over the last 400 years
Deyang Qu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
An innovative and economical method for the recycling of retired power lithium‐ion batteries
Mohammad Rahman
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Control of a Wearable Upper Extremity Exoskeleton Robot for Rehabilitation
Kurt Svoboda
Associate Professor, Public Health
You vape, I vape, We vape: Acute and potential transgenerational consequences of exposure to nicotine, e‐juice and e‐juice ingredients
Sarah Vigeland
Assistant Professor, Physics
Probing Strong‐Field Gravity with Gravitational Waves
James Waples
Associate Professor, Freshwater Sciences
UWM Co-investigator: Ryan Newton, Assistant Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
Linking water age and microbial growth in a full‐scale water distribution system
Iris Xie
Professor, Information Studies
Universal Accessibility and Usability of Digital Libraries in the Mobile Environment: Developing design guidelines for blind and visually impaired users
Erica Young
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
UWM Co-investigator: Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Developing Tools to Investigate Ecosystem Functions in Model Pitcher Plant Communities
Zeyun Yu
Associate Professor, Computer Science
UWM Co-investigator: Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Smartphone‐Based Intelligent Assessment of Wound Healing
Chao Zhu
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
McKean‐Vlasov functional stochastic differential equations with applications

 


Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) Award Recipients

Now replaced by the Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC), an internal research funding program for projects in all disciplines and at any stage of development. Funded work must be completed within a 12- to 18-month timeline. Awards are expected to result in scholarly, scientific, and artistic outcomes. The review process uses internal and external reviewers.

2019

Carolyn Eichner
Associate Professor, History
The Mark of Identity: Metropolitan Jews, Liberated Afro-Caribbeans, Algerian Muslims, and the Surname
Deborah Hannula, Associate Professor, Psychology and
Fred Helmstetter, Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Attention Capture by Acquired Fear
Gerlinde Hoebel
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Do Signal Types Not Intended for Mate Attraction Influence Mate Choice Decisions?
Sang-Yeon Kim
Associate Professor, Communication
Finding Meta-Analytic Evidence for a Paradigm Shift: From Cross-Cultural to Inter-Ethnic Communication Research
Andrew Kincaid
Associate Professor, English
The Oceanic Feeling: Ireland and Maritime Fiction
Joyce Latham, Associate Professor, Information Studies and
Milo Miller, Senior Information Processing Consultant, College of Letters & Science
How We Say Who We Are: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of QZAP—The Queer Zine Archive Project
Natalie McAndrew, Assistant Professor, Nursing and
Jeanne Erickson, Associate Professor, Nursing
Experiences of Family Caregivers of Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study
Katherine Milco
Lecturer, History
Coptic Martyrdom in the Twenty-First Century
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour
Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies
The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Black Brazilian YouTube Social Justice Activism in a Time of Political Repression
Erin Sahlstein Parcell, Associate Professor, Communication and
Erin Ruppel, Associate Professor, Communication
Difficult Conversations for Military Couples: An Application of the Theory of Motivated Information Management
Amanda Schoofs
Senior Lecturer, Music
Hers, a Partita for the Twenty-First Century Voice
R. Jason Sherman
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Sierra Blanca Archaeological Survey
Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Art & Design
The World After Us
Dazhong Zhao
Professor, Biological Sciences
Regulation of Anther Cell Differentiation by Receptor-Like Kinase-Mediated Auxin Signaling

2018

Margaret Bartlett
Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
Community conversations for inclusive education: The case of children with dis/Abilities in Namibia
Viktorija Bilić
Assistant Professor, Translation and Interpreting
Translating the Civil War-Era Letters of Mathilde Franziska Anneke
Adream Blair
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Spatial Prosthetics using Gravity Sketch in Augmented Reality
Marcus Britton
Associate Professor, Sociology
Emmanuel Ngui
Associate Professor, Zilber School of Public Health
Hospital Segregation and Patient Mortality Outcomes
Rachel Buff
Professor, History
Terms of Occupancy: Refugees, Migrants, and Public Discourse, 1930- present
Winson Chu
Associate Professor, History
Nazi German Criminal Investigators and Jewish Suicides in Lodz/Litzmannstadt during the Second World War
Stanislaus Husi
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
The greatest landmark of willed moral progress in human history? The Abolition of Slavery and its Implications for Moral Philosophy
Bowles Julie
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Assessing the ability of stromatolites to preserve Earth’s magnetic field
Valerie Laken
Assistant Professor, English
Margot in Winter (a novel)
Elana Levine
Professor, Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies
Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History
Gyaneshwar Prasad
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Evolution of symbiotic nitrogen fixation: Comparing rhizobial interactions with nodulating (Chamaecrista fasciculata) and non-nodulating (Gleditsia triacanthos) basal legumes
Alvaro Rios
Assistant Professor, Theatre
On The Wings of a Mariposa
Caroline Seymour-Jorn
Associate Professor, French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Women Writers and Global Politics in Jordan
Romila Singh
Associate Professor, Lubar School of Business
Nadya Fouad
University Distinguished Professor, Educational Psychology
Edward Levitas
Professor, Lubar School of Business
The role of gender and race in fostering innovation in engineering teams.
Erin Winkler
Associate Professor, Africology
Children’s Cities: Understanding Race, Place, and Power through the Perspectives of African American and Latinx Children Experiencing Homelessness
Erica Young
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
John Berges
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Creatures who live in glass houses: Defining the players in freshwater and marine silicate cycling

2017

Nikole Bouchard
Assistant Professor, Architecture
From Waste to Wonder: Working with What Remains
Liam Callanan
Associate Professor, English
Bird of Paradise: A Biography of Wisconsin Aviation Pioneer Lester Maitland
Sarah Davies-Cordova
Professor, French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Translating Sindiwe Magona’s “Mother to Mother”
Gordon Gauchat
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Democratic Values and the Cultural Authority of Science
Kevin Keenan
Associate Professor, Kinesiology-Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Neural mechanisms contributing to falls in older adults
Emily Latch
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Landscape Genomics for Conservation of the Cascades Frog
Victoria Moerchen
Associate Professor, Kinesiology-Integrative Health Care & Promotion
Rachel Schiffman
Professor, Nursing
Parent-Infant Interaction as the Foundation for Infant Motor Performance
Blaine Neufeld
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Public Reason: Consensus or Convergence?
Barbara Pauloski
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Using Ultrasound to Document the Effects of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) on Suprahyoid Musculature
Michele Polfuss
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Accurate Identification of Body Fat in Children with Spina Bifida: A Feasibility Study
Filip Tejchman
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Dennis Utzinger
Professor, Architecture
Architecture for the Birds
Wei Wei
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
New Dependence Notions with Applications in Insurance and Finance
Anika Wilson
Associate Professor, Africology
The Hills are Alive: Spirits of Sustainability and Earth Shrines in Contemporary Central Africa
Michael Zimmer
Associate Professor, Information Studies
The Zuckerberg Files: Tracking the Evolution of Mark Zuckerberg’s Technological Discourse

2016

Sukanya Banerjee
Associate Professor, English
Loyalty and the Making of the Modern
Anne Basting
Professor, Theatre
Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia Volume 2
Dyanna Czeck
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Characterizing the geochemical changes in the Beja-Acebuches metabasites due to retrograde metamorphism and fluid flow along the Southern Iberian Shear Zone
Stephen Dornbos
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Understanding the early evolution of multicellular life: A new exceptionally preserved Burgess Shale-type biota from the Ediacaran of western Mongolia
Sandeep Gopalakrishnan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing
Janis Eells
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Near-infrared (NIR) irradiation in a diabetic mouse model with severe wound healing impairment
Jennifer Jordan
Professor, Sociology
Landscapes of Memory: Forgetting and Remembering in Historical Kitchen Gardens
Dean Nardelli
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences and
Elizabeth Liedhegner
Laboratory Manager II, Biomedical Sciences
Effects of Naturally-Occurring Regulatory T Cells on Development of Lyme Disease
Timothy O’Brien
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Gender and Judicial Gatekeeping in Civil Rights Law
Tasha Oren
Associate Professor, English
FoodTV: Televisuality and the Transformation of Food into Popular Culture
John Roberts
Professor, Sociology
Methodological Challenges in Archaeological Network Analysis
Erin Ruppel
Assistant Professor, Communication
Effects of Communication Technology Use on Marital Conflict, Arousal, and Depressed Mood
Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
Assistant Professor, English
The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theatre Architecture
Tanya Tiffany
Associate Professor, Art History
Visual Culture and Feminine Devotion in the Early Modern Spanish Empire
Jie Yu, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics and
Yue Liu, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Development of a Prototype Lane-based Signal Merge Control System for Freeway Work Zone Operations

2015

Ryan Holifield
Associate Professor, Geography
Urban political ecologies of the working-class city: The politics of producing green space in Milwaukee and Barcelona, 1930-1939
Patricia Mayes
Associate Professor, English
Agency as ‘Distributed’ Action: Investigating the Incremental, Intertextual, and Interactional Construction of What Writers Do
Annie McClanahan
Assistant Professor, English
Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture
Heather Owen
Associate Scientist, Biological Sciences
Morphological and Immunocytochemical Characterization of the feronia4 Mutation in Arabidopsis thaliana Ovules
Robert Schneider, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Lingqian Hu, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
Models to Estimate Pedestrian and Bicycle Commuting at the Neighborhood Level
Paru Shah
Associate Professor, Political Science
Racialized Campaigns in the States: New Questions and New Evidence
Ying Wang
Associate Professor, Art History
Khora at the Mt. Gangdis: Circumambulation of the Snow-Mountain in Tibet
Tami Williams
Associate Professor, English
The ‘Silent Arts’: Modern Pantomime, Symbolist Theater and Dance
Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
PSF Lab: A computational laboratory for the modeling of optical point spread functions

2014

Bettina Arnold
Professor, Anthropology, $15,000
Subvention Funds for the Publication of “A Landscape of Ancestors: Archaeological Investigations in Two Iron Age Burial Mounds in the Hohmichele Group, Baden-Württemberg”
Christopher Burns
Associate Professor, Music, $9,943
A Sensor-Driven Generative Music Platform for Mobile Computing
George Clark
Professor, English, $14,100
The Tree of Diamond/The Hippo Hunters
Derek Counts
Associate Professor, Art History, $14,747
A Fragmented Past: (Re)Constructing Antiquity Through 3D Modeling
Carolyn Eichner
Associate Professor, History, $13,363
The Name: Legitimacy, Identity, and Gendered Citizenship in France
Margaret Fraiser
Associate Professor, Geosciences, $14,962
What Are the Controls on Ecosystem Recovery Following Global Environmental Change? A Geochemical and Paleoecological Case Study Following the End-Permian Mass Extinction
Jennifer Johung
Associate Professor, Art History, $11,367
Vital Dependencies: Biological Art, Architecture, and Life
Yevgenia Kaganovich
Professor, Art & Design, $14,309
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David Klingbeil
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $13,311
Peer-Mediated Incremental Rehearsal for English Language Learners
Kyongboon Kwon
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $14,478
The Impact of Emotional Regulation Norms and Emotional Climate of Children’s Social Network on Social Behavior: One Year Follow-Up
Christine Larson
Associate Professor, Psychology, $14,650
Predicting Who Will Get PTSD: The Role of the Neural Circuitry of Fear Extinction in the Immediate Aftermath of Trauma
Robin Mello
Associate Professor, Theatre, $12,500
Whistle Stop Adopt!
Oriol Mirosa
Assistant Professor, Sociology, $14,904
Water Poverty in American Cities
Devin Mueller
Assistant Professor, Psychology, $15,000
Cellular Contributions of Estradiol to Neural Plasticity
Jacqueline Nguyen
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $24,977
Co-PI: Razia Azen, Associate Professor, Educational PsychologyMe, My Choices, and Why Study Phase II: Multidimensional Cultural Identity in Southeast Asian Adolescents
Julie Oliver
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, $25,000
Co-PI: Doug Steeber, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Targeting and Destruction of Tumor and Immune Suppressor Cells in Breast Cancer
David Pate
Associate Professor, Social Work, $14,963
Understanding Low-Income Civil Litigants’ Experiences with Access to Justice Interventions
Neal Pease
Professor, History, $13,830
Remembering a Vanished World: The Jewish Revival in Poland
Changshan Wu
Professor, Geography, $14,866
Estimating Urban Impervious Surface Distribution in Wisconsin Using Spatio-Temporal Analysis

2013

Winson Chu
Assistant Professor, History
Germans, Poles, and Jews in the Making of the “Lodzermensch”: Competing Nationalisms in Poland, 1880-2009
Chris Cornelius
Associate Professor, Architecture
Radio Free Alcatraz: The Nineteen-Month American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island – An Architectural Speculation
Elizabeth Drame
Associate Professor, Exceptional Education
Barriers to inclusive education: A comparative study across West, East and South Africa
Scott Graham
Assistant Professor, English
Understanding the Communicative Process in FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Meetings: A Methodological Pilot
Rebecca Holderness
Associate Professor, Theatre
The Garfield Play
Chris Lawson
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
The inductive privilege of large samples: Exploring the contextual and cognitive factors responsible for children’s adherence to the law of large samples
Richard Leson
Assistant Professor, Art History
The Material Life of Jeanne of Flanders
Joseph Mougel
Assistant Professor, Art & Design
From Silver Crystals to Landscape Pixels
Susana Munoz
Assistant Professor, Administrative Leadership
Creating Counterspaces of Resistance and Sanctuaries of Learning and Teaching: An Analysis of Freedom University
Mark Netzloff
Associate Professor, English
Extraterritorial Sovereignties: English State Agents in Early Modern Europe
Michael Newman
Assistant Professor, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies
Play TV: Early Video Games in the Home
Richard Popp
Assistant Professor, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies
Direct Marketing, Communication Systems, and the Making of American Media Consumerism, 1865-2000
Rafael Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Miniaturization and behavioral capabilities
Aaron Schutz
Professor, Educational Policy and Community Studies
Beyond the Current Canon in Community Organizing
Manu Sobti
Associate Professor, Architecture
The Sliver of the Oxus Borderland: Medieval Cultural Encounters between the Arabs and Persians
Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Rippling Images: undersea, performative, digital printmaking
Daniel Vyleta
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
Nazi Criminal Justice and Jews: The Walter Pick Trial
Jinsung Wang
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Hemispheric motor lateralization in active and sedentary older adults
Jun Zhang
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Information Extraction from Free Text Patient Medical Reports for Breast Cancer Patient Care

2012

Mary Jo Baisch
Associate Professor, Nursing
Bearing the Burden: Identifying Attributes of Allostatic Load in African American Women in An Electronic Health System
Anne Bonds
Assistant Professor, Geography
Enduring Incarceration: Gender, Race, and Post-Incarceration Geographies Survival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Xiaoxia Cao
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Bridging the Distance: The Effect of Media Messages About Human Suffering on Help for People in Need From Another Country
David Divalerio
Assistant Professor, History
The Legacy of the Madman of ü (1458-1532) Through Oral Traditions
Christine Evans
Assistant Professor, History
Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Television
Clark Evans
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
An Assessment of Thunderstorm Development Forecast Successes and Failures From Very High Resolution Numerical Weather Forecasts
Marcus Filippello
Assistant Professor, History
Crossing the “Black Earth”: Roads, Environmental Change, and Communal Consciousness in An African Forest Community
Nicholas Fleisher
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
The Semantics of Adjectives in the ‘Tough’ Construction
Frankie Flood
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Digital Craft Research: Data, Process, and Material
Kimberly Hassell
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Co-PI: Tina Freiburger Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Outcome and Process Evaluation of Police Decision-Making in Sexual Assault Cases
John Heilmann
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Developing Linguistic Profiles of Children with Language Impairment
Rene Izquierdo
Assistant Professor, Music
Advancing Chamber Music for Classical Guitar
Benjamin Johnson
Associate Professor, History
Escaping the Dark, Gray City: How Conservation Re-Made City, Suburb, and Countryside in the Progressive Era
Rohit Kate
Assistant Professor, Health Informatics & Administration
Extracting Evidence-Based Practical Guidelines for Laser Phototherapy From Meta-Analysis Data
Elana Levine
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Constructing Femininity in Soap Opera History
Marcellus Merritt
Assistant Professor, Psychology
A Tailored Stress Management Intervention for Reduced Day and Nighttime Blood Pressure in Young Pre-Hypertensive Adults
Lisa Moline
Associate Professor, Art & Design
The Sideways OED, Memory Palaces and Other Stories: Experimental Interactive Narratives for the Internet
Joe Peschio
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Russian Literary Censorship 1801-28: Preliminary Analysis of Russian Archival Holdings
Sandra Pucci
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Instructed Heritage Language Speakers
Chia Vang
Associate Professor, History
A View of War From Below: History and Memory Among Ethnic Minorities in Laos During and After the Vietnam War
Ying-Chih Wang
Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Co-PI: Jay Kapellusch, Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Removing Air Bubbles Generated in the IV Lines During the Intravenous Cancer Therapy
Erin Winkler
Assistant Professor, Africology
Racism As a Threshold Topic: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in a University Diversity Requirement Course
Zengwang Xu
Assistant Professor, Geography
Identifying Potential Epidemic Pathways in the US Intercity Air Transportation Network

2011

Nidal Abu-Zahra
Associate Professor, Materials Engineering
Graphene Based, Ultra-Efficient, Low Cost Polymer Solar Cells
David Allen
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Spatial Frameworks and Dissent: The Use of Place in the Management of Expression in the U.S.
Elisabetta Cova
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Space, Function and Social Practice in the Roman Houses of Pompeii
W Hobart Davies
Professor, Psychology
Empirical Examination of Effects of Recruitment Approach on External Validity
Janis Eells
Professor, Health Sciences
Photobiomodulation for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Disease
Uk Heo
Professor, Political Science
South Korea’s Rise in World Affairs: Power, Economic Development, and Foreign Policy
Lingquian Ivy Hu
Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
Beyond Inner Cities: A Comparative Study of the Spatial Mismatch in Chicago and Los Angeles
Jason Christopher Jones
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Remaking Japan: American Remakes of Japanese Film
N Kundan Kishor
Assistant Professor, Economics
Has Housing Market Wealth Effect Increased Over Time?
Simonetta Konewko
Assistant Professor, FICL
Neorealism and Models of Compassion
Josepha Lanters
Professor, English
The Theatrical Oeuvre of Thomas Kilroy: The Art of Imperfection
Barbara Ley
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
The Transmediated Culture of Online Pregnancy Support
Colleen Ludwig
Assistant Professor, Art & Design
Elemental Bodies: A Series of Four Immersive Environments with Sensor Control
Genevieve McBride
Associate Professor, History
Front Page Backstory: A Woman Journalist in ‘Jazz Age’ Chicago And
‘Dear Mrs. Griggs’: Readers Pouring Out Their Hearts in the Heartland
Kristen Murphy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Why Students Struggle with Scale Literacy: Identifying Analytical Reasoning Versus Heuristic Processing in Scaling Tasks
Blain Neufeld
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Civic Respect, Political Legitimacy, and Citizenship Education
Markeda Newel
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Using Computer-Simulation to Analyze Problem-Solving Consultation in a Racially Diverse School Context
Terrance Newell
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Examining the Effectiveness of Two Digital Learning Simulations in Increasing Students’ Scientific Problem-Solving Skills
Hanyong Park
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
English Influence on Korean Consonant Category Change
Diana Reddy
Professor, Psychology
Increasing Vaccination for Human Papillomavirus in Economically Disadvantaged Girls and Boys
Caroline Seymour-Jorn
Associate Professor, FICL
Translating Memory and War: Ebtihal Salem’s “A Small Box in the Heart
Heeju Shin
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Increase of Urban-Rural Disparities in Child Health in Peru Between 1991 and 2008
Robert Smith
Associate Professor, History
Battling Racial Colonialism with Legal Activism; Transnational Cooperation Within the Human Rights Bar
Michael Tofias
Assistant Professor, Political Science
For the Folks Back Home: Accountability and Representation in the United States Senate
Ricardo Vasconcelos
Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Completion of the Book Manuscript “Who’s Afraid of Anthologies? Anthologies of Twentieth-Century Portuguese and Brazilian Poetry in the Portuguese
Ying Wang
Associate Professor, Art History
White Gold: Art and Salt in Yangzhou, 1700-1800
Carla Wiggins
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
The Use of Health Information Technology in Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Wisconsin
Chantel Wright
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
A Book-Length History of German Gastarbeiterliteratur (Guest Worker Literature) 1955-1990

2010

Joe Austin
Associate Professor, History
Before “Urban Youth”: African American Youth and U.S. Central Cities, 1940-1970
Carla Bagnoli
Professor, Philosophy
A Puzzle About the Authority of Moral Norms
Rachel Ida Buff
Associate Professor, History
Deportation and the Evolution of Immigrant Rights in the U.S., 1935-65
P Shawn Cahill
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The Effects of Rape-Prevention Education on Threat Detection: Tests of Short-Term Acquisition and Long-Term Retention
Noelle Chesley
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Technology Use & Work-Family Processes: Impacts on Psychological Well- Being
Garry W. Davis
Associate Professor, Foreign Language and Literature
Empirical Research on the ‘Interlanguage’ of Immersion Learners
L Raquel Farmer-Hinton
Associate Ed. Policy & Communication Studies
Going to College: Exploring Key Supports and Resources in Urban Schools for Students’ Preparation for College
Kathryn Fonner
Assistant Professor, Communication
I’m Working Here!” Linking Teleworkers’ Boundary Management Strategies to Work-Life Balance, Role Identity, and Stress
Elena Gorfinkel
Assistant Professor, Art History
Indecent Desires, Obsolete Bodies: Sexploitation Cinema, 1960s Film Culture and the Adult Film Audience
Jean Hudson
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Transitions At Gramalote: Evaluation of Coastal Contributions During the Initial Period in the Moche Valley of Peru
Jeri-Anne Lyons
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Therapeutic Efficacy of NIR Photobiomodulation in An Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis
Dean Nardelli
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Identification of T Helper Type 17 Cells in the Development of Lyme Arthritis
Timothy B. Patrick
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Developing a Measure of the Accuracy of the Translation of Research Into Practice
David Pritchard
Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Adapting Press Law to the Realities of the Digital Age: An Empirical Study of Legal Change in Trial Courts
Marcelino Stuhmer
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Dissecting Identity: Recreating a 17th Century Anatomy Theater to Function As An Alternative Performance and Exhibition Space
Anika Wilson
Assistant Professor, Africology
Strange Bedfellows: International Human Rights Law, Customary Courts, and the Marital Disputes of Malawian Women

2009

Sukanya Banerjee
Associate Professor, English
Loyalty and the Making of the Modern Subject, 1858-1905
Gregory T. Carter
Assistant Professor, History
Wendell Phillips: Unapologetic Abolitionist, Unreformed Amalgamationist
Bruce Charlesworth
Assistant Professor, Film
Retraction
Woonsup Choi
Assistant Professor, Geography
Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Urban Climate in Wisconsin and Minnesota
Stephen C. Cobb
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Novel Multi-Segment Foot Model Based on In-Vivo and In-Vitro Stereophotogrammetric Studies and Clinical Theories of Foot Function.
Luca Ferrero
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Shared Actions, Individual Agency, and the Unity of Plural Subjects
Marcia A. Firmani
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Fitness Cost of Multiple-Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Rina Ghose
Associate Professor, Geography
Investigating Citizen Participation in Privatized Collaborative Planning in Inner-City Milwaukee
Leslie Harris
Assistant Professor, Communication
Holy Matrimony, Sacred Covenant, and Legal Union: Marriage and Its Deviations in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Associate Professor, Visual Art
Body: Subject and Site
Maria Del Pilar Melgarejo-Acosta
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Language of Regeneration: The Production of Political Discourse in Colombia and Mexico
Nathaniel Stern
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Embodiment and Minimalism in Internet-Based Art
Jennifer Watson
Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Linguistics
Wild One: A Biography of Selma Lagerlöf
Changshan Wu
Associate Professor, Geography
Mapping Urban Impervious Surfaces Using IKONOS Imagery: An Integrated Approach
Kathryn Zalewski
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Ability-Based Rehabilitation: A Case-Series Exploring Stroke Recovery in the United States
Mo (Maureen) Zell
Assistant Professor, Architecture
New Parking Paradigm: Re-Think, Re-Zone, Re-Use

2008

Lisa Berger
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Social Worker and Physician Administered Brief Alcohol Intervention for Hospitalized Patients
Winson W. Chu
Assistant Professor, History
Polish, German, Or Jewish? The “Lodzer Mensch” and the Politics of Multi-Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century Poland
Christopher A. De Sousa
Associate Professor, Geography
Residential Brownfields Development, Sprawl, and Sustainability: A Demand Side Perspective
Frankie Flood
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Rapid Prototyping and D Scanning in the Production of Art
Ryan Holifield
Assistant Professor, Geography
Environmental Justice and the Cleanup of Contaminated Urban Rivers: A Comparative Study of Areas of Concern in the Lake Michigan Basin
Nan Y. Kim-Paik
Assistant Professor, History
Families of the Wartime Missing and the Return of the Korean War’s Presumed Dead in 21st-Century South Korea
Anna Mansson Mcginty
Assistant Professor, Geography and Women’s Studies
Gender Identity and Activism Among Muslim Women in the Midwest
Lori Neighbors
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
To Weigh Or Not to Weigh: The Demography, Epidemiology, and Qualitative Experience of Body Weight Monitoring for Weight Control
Susan Partington
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
An Investigation of the Relationship Between the Prenatal Environment and Childhood Obesity
Joe Peschio
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Linguistics
The Green Lamp
Arijit H. Sen
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Collaborative Politics of the Contact Zone: White Women in the San Francisco Hindu Temple
Jason Sherman
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
The Margarita Settlement Survey: Ancient Maya Rural Settlement in South-Central Quintana Roo, Mexico
Julia A. Snethen
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Influence of Familial Environment and Decision-Making Patterns on Childhood Obesity
Natasha Borges Sugiyama
Assistant Professor, Political Science
The Politics of Social Policy Diffusion in Brazil
Kristin M. Sziarto
Assistant Professor, Geography
The Scales of Immigrant Regulation and Resistance: A Comparative Study
Tanya J. Tiffany
Assistant Professor, Art History
Diego Velázquez’s Early Paintings and the Culture of Seventeenth-Century Seville
Laura Trafi-Prats
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
A Narrative Study of Elementary Children’s Aesthetic Perspectives of Urban Environment and Change

2007

Christine Calynn T. Cheng
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Algorithmic and Complexity Issues of Sudoku.
Jennifer Suzanne Hruska
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
The Dynamics of Polynomial Skew Products in Two Complex Variables.
Tae Youn Kim
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Using Electronic Patient Records to Measure Pressure Ulcer Prevalence.
Soyoung Lee
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Phonological Awareness and Nonsense Word Production in Bilingual Children.
Jin Li
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Impact of Surface Properties on the Transport of Microbial Pollutants in Prous Media.
Aims McGuinness
Assistant Professor, History
Rights of Time: Labor, the Working Day, Childhood, and Aging in the United States and Mexico, 1880-Present.
Katie E. Mosack
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Older Russian Immigrant Women’s Health Beliefs and the Treatment of Hypertension.
Jason Puskar
Assistant Professor, English
Underwriting the Accident: Narratives of American Chance, 1871-1935.
Jenifer J. Runquist
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A Pilot Investigation of Fatigue After Childbirth in a Vulnerable Community.
Caorline Seymour-Jorn
Assistant Professor, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Cultural Criticism in Egyptian Women’s Writing.
Lisa Silverman
Assistant Professor, History
Theater, Photography, and Austrian Jewish Cultural History: Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) and Dora Kallmus (1881-1963).
Michael Tofias
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Understanding Asymmetry in the Colonel Blotto Game.
Catherine Vanderboom
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Identification of Rescue Activities Provided to Home Healthcare Patients.
Florence Vatan
Assistant Professor, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Mastering Sensibility: The Aesthetics of Flaubert and Baudelaire in Light of Contemporary Medical Conceptions.
Erin N. Winkler
Assistant Professor, Africology
I Learn About Being Black Everywhere I Go”: The Racial Socialization of African-American Children.
Hong Yu
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Effectively Determining the Information Needs From Ad Hoc Clinical Questions Posed for Question Answering.

2006

Michael Brondino
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Development of a Content Specific Reading Test to Link Test Readability to Respondent Ability.
Noelle Chesley
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Contextualizing Care: Informal Elder Care, Employment, and Caregiver Health and Well-Being.
Edward Hinchman
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Evil and the Limits of Responsibility.
Rebecca Holderness
Assistant Professor, Theatre
A Mixed Media Performance
The Observation of Miss Julie.
Wooseob Jeong
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Touchable Online Text and Image Display for Blind People.
Catherine Anne Johnson
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Investigating the Social Capital of Public Libraries.
Erin Kaheny Olsen
Assistant Professor, Political Science
An Investigation of Circuit Judge Gatekeeping Behavior in Administrative Agency Appeals.
Bonita Klein-Tasman
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Early Autism Phenotype: Head Circumference Growth and Emerging Executive Functioning.
Christina Mararnci
Associate Professor, Art History
The Geometry of Power.
Sandra Martell
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Field Trips to Museums and Student Learning: What Does the Data Tell Us?
J. Carson Smith
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Exercise As a Treatment for Depression in Older Adults: Effects on Emotional Reactivity and Brain Function.
Richard Tierney
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Aristotle’s Concept of Nature.
Luc Vanier
Assistant Professor, Dance
The “E’s of Water”.
Andrea Westlund
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Care and the Self.
Jeb Willenbring
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Problems in Quantum Computation.
Bo Zhang
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Examining the Value of Group Grades in Assessing Student Achievement.
Huimin Zhao
Assistant Professor, Business
Intelligent Symptom-Based Retrieval of Electronic Medical Records.

2005

Daniel Agterberg
Assistant Professor, Physics
Dynamics of Unconventional Superconductors.
Ellen J. Amster
Assistant Professor, History
City of Saints: Political Organization, Geography and Urban History in Fes, Morocco.
Joe Austin
Assistant Professor, History
Global Undergrounds: Graffiti Artists, Goths, and Print-Zines Across National Boundaries, 1980-Present.
Jay J. Bauer
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Voice F0 Responses Elicited By Perturbations in Pitch of Auditory Feedback in Individuals That Stutter and Controls.
Rachel Ida Buff
Assistant Professor, History.
Conjugal Policy: Occupying Asian America, 1945-1975.
Kuang-Chi Chang
Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Social Logic Behind “Offshoring” in the Asian Market: Moving Business and Social Networks Into China.
Steven Q. Dornbos
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Paleocology and Paleoenvironmental Setting of the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Fauna of China: An Early View of the Cambrian Explosion.
Caryn S. Easterling
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Effectiveness of Electrical Stimulation on Swallowing in Children with Neurologic Impairment with Chronic Dysphagia.
Laura Fingerson
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Food and Physical Activity in Teen Peer Cultures.
Carlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho
Assistant Professor, History
Burial Rites, Funerary Sociability, and Sense of Self Among Slaves and Freed Persons At Rome in the Early Principate.
Prasenjit Guptasarma
Assistant Professor, Physics
Probing Correlated Electron Spins in New Magnetoelectric Materials.
Tracey Heatherington
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Environmetalist Identities in the New Europe: Sardinian Forest Rangers.
Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Adornment As Extension of the Body.
Jonathan W. Kanter
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Mechanisms of Change in Psychotherapy for Depression.
Sergei V. Kuchin
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Assessment of Std1 and Related Proteins As New Molecular Targets for Safe Antifungal Therapy.
Jeri-Annette Lyons
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B Lymphocyte Migration and Maturation During a Multiple-Sclerosis-Like Disease in Mice.
Robin Mello
Assistant Professor, Theatre
Stages for Learning: History and Practice of Theatre Education in Public Schools.
James R. Moyer
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Evaluation of a Novel Treatment for Aging-Related Cognitive Decline.
Michael P. Muehlenbein
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Effects of Testosterone Supplementation on the Immune Functions of Obese Men and HIV-Infected Men.
Mark Netzloff
Assistant Professor, English
Before the Grand Tour: English Travel and Migration in Early Modern Europe, 1570-1640.
Kristian Matthew O’Connor
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Do Clinical Functional Tests Predict Knee Joint Mechanics During Play?
Mat Rappaport
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Presences: An Interactive Video Installation.
Stefan Schnitzer
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Quantifying Long-Term, Large-Scale Changes in Temperate Forest Plant Communities.
Douglas A. Steeber
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Defining the Role of Adhesion Molecules in Lymphocyte Migration and the Generation of Protective Immunity.
Kyle Talbott
Assistant Professor, Architecture
A Computer-Aided Architectural Design Method to Augment Creativity.
Hani H. Titi
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics
Mechanistic/Numerical Methodology for Improved Performance of Highway Pavements.
Jorg C. Woehl
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Development of Novel, High Performance Fiber Probes for the Optical Imaging of Single Molecules on Surfaces.
Changshan Wu
Assistant Professor, Geography
Understanding Lyme Disease and Environmental Relationships in Wisconsin – a Remote Sensing and GIS Approach.
Yaoying Xu
Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
The Effect of Empowering Families of Premature Infants Through Linked Assessment and Intervention on Caregiver-Infant Interactions.

2004

Scott Adams
Assistant Professor, Economics
The Health Insurance-Wage Tradeoff.
Jasmine Alinder
Assistant Professor, History
Left Living: Frank P. Zeidler and Milwaukee’s Socialist Legacy.
Dyanna Czeck
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
When Tectonic Plates Collide: Predicting Strain for Rocks Under Stress.
Scott Drewianka
Assistant Professor, Economics
Causes of Trends in Family Structure: An International Comparison.
Kyle Ebersole
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Determinants of Performance During Functional Knee Joint Stability Exercises in Soccer Players.
Christina Ewig
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Is Neoliberalism Bad for Women? Peru and the Politics of Health Reform in Latin America.
Luca Ferrero
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Decisions for Future Action and Personal Identity.
Judith Franzak
Assistant Professor, English
Struggling Middle School Readers Transition to High School: A Study of Policy in Context.
Bryan Kennedy
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Understanding the Culture of the Brazilian Favela.
Lian Li
Associate Professor, Physics
Atomic Scale Studies of Magnetism in Magnetic Semiconductors by Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
Christopher Papadopoulos
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Understanding and Predicting the Performance and Failure of Optimal Structures.
Adeeb Rahman
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Low-Weight and Low-Stiffness Cellular Metal Alloys for Human Joint Implants and As Bone Replacement.
Joel Rast
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Curbing Industrial Decline Or Thwarting Redevelopment? An Evaluation of Chicago’s Planned Manufacturing Districts.
Gillian Rodger
Assistant Professor, Music
The Early History of American Vaudeville, 1850-1880.
Scott Strath
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Enhancing Physical Activity Motivation in Older Adults.
Rodney Swain
Associate Professor, Psychology
Angiogenesis/Neurogenesis Inhibition and Learning.
Ann Swartz
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Determinants of Glucose Intolerance and Insulin Sensitivity in Older Adults.
Min Wu
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Tele-Educational System for Dental Residents Interpreting Oral Cancer Images.
Darci Wutz
Assistant Professor, Dance
Broadway Dances: A Journey Through Time.
Jian Xu
Assistant Professor, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Suffering, Representation, and Critical Positioning in China’s Postsocialist Literature and Film.
Vladislav Yakovlev
Associate Professor, Physics
When Dreams Come True: Nanoscopic Non-Invasive Imaging of Living Cells.
Ching-Hong Yang
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Genome-Wide Identification of Virulence Genes in Erwinia Chrysanthemi 3937.

2003

Rene Antrop-Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Education Curriculum and Instruction
Factors That Latina/O Urban Alternative High School Students Attribute to Their High Academic Achievement and Resiliency.
Razia Azen
Assistant Professor, Education Educational Psychology
Relative Importance of Correlated Predictor Variables: Inference with Dominance Analysis.
Sukanya Banerjee
Assistant Professor, English
Imperial Diasporas and the Politics of Nation-Space: Colonial Identities and Metropolitan Englishness.
John A. Berges
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Mortality in Freshwater Phytoplankton.
Kimberly J. Cosier
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Matters of Concern for At-Risk High School Students in Art Classrooms and Beyond.
Jennifer E. Earl
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Science
Relationships Among Gender, Dynamic Malalignment, and Lower Extremity Injury.
Simone Ferro
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
Dance Research Performance Called “Ear-Walking Woman.
Jill Ann Holman
Assistant Professor, Economics
Alternative Methods of Financing Productive Government Expenditures in An Open Economy.
Susanne Jones
Assistant Professor, Communication
Socio-Psychological and Cultural Variations in the Experience and Expression of Emotional Labor.
William P. Jones
Assistant Professor, History
Dispatches From the War Within: An Anne Braden Reader.
Andrew Kincaid
Assistant Professor, English
Holding the Center: The Geographies of Consolidation and the Emergence of Postcolonial Dublin.
Jin Li
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Effect of Biological Filters and the Removal of Biological Warfare Agents.
Shelley Lund
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Effect of Augmented Input on the Development of Grammar By Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative . . .
Linda Mccarthy
Assistant Professor, Geography
Milwaukee’s Brownfields: Redevelopment and Environmental Equity?
Rebecca Neumann
Assistant Professor, Economics
Sequencing of Domestic Financial Market Development and International Capital Market Liberalization.
Sandra K. Plach
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Anxiety, Depression, and Positive Functioning in Women with Heart Failure: Can Social Roles Make a Difference?
Steven B. Redd
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Terrorism and Foreign Policy Decision Making: Including Emotions in the Calculus.
Robert O. Self
Assistant Professor, History
Century Interrupted: 1968 in American History and the International Imagination.
Hanh Q. Trinh
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Strategic Response of Urban Hospitals to the Managed Care Market.
Michael Weinert
Professor, Physics
Electronic Properties of Oxide Nanostructure Interfaces.
Dexuan Xie
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
A Fast Algorithm for Visualizing Structure-Activity Relationships of Large-Scale Chemical Databases.
Erica B. Young
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Nutrient Induced Chlorophyll a Fluorescence Transients As a Diagnostic of Nutrient Limitation in Freshwater Microalgae.

2002

Alison Alter
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Economic Expectations and Elections.
Anthony A. Azenabor
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Health Sciences
Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection Modulates Lipoprotein Lipase Activity, Enhances LDL Modification and Contributes to . . .
Robert Burlage
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Isolation of Genes From a Toxic Fungus.
Aaron G. Buseh
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance
Stigma Experienced By Women Living with HIV/AIDS Along the Wellness-Illness Continuum.
Barry I. Cameron
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
The Tempestuous Relationship Between Volcanoes and Glaciers.
Wonshik Chee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Online Monitoring of Gear Degradation for Automatic Control Systems.
Dave Clark
Assistant Professor, English
Collectivist Individuals: Open-Source Software Communities and the Politics of Technology.
George Clark
Assistant Professor, English
Ropa Rimwe: A Novel in Progress.
Robert J. Eger
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Smart Economic Development: A Performance Study of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) in Wisconsin.
Anthony J. Greene
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The Organization of Inferential Learning and Declarative Memory: Amnesia and the Transitive Inference Task.
Michael Greenwald
Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
Sitting on Top of the World: The Application of Recently Acquired Orbital Imagery for Land Use and Water . . .
Eun-Ok Im
Assistant Professor, Nursing Health Maintenance
An Internet Survey Study on Menopausal Symptoms Among Asian Women From Six Ethnic Groups.
Bonita P. Klein-Tasman
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Williams Syndrome in a Standardized Context: Performance on the . . .
Vincent Larson
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Clouds and Forecasts of Weather and Climate.
Steven Mckay
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Globalization Afloat: The Making of Filipino Seafarers.
Christine Miller
Assistant Professor, Nursing Health Restoration
Heart Disease Symptoms and Risk Factors in Black Women.
Graham Moran
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
New Approaches to Therapeutics From First Principles.
Meredith Root
Assistant Professor, Film
The Theatre of the Small.
Ying Wang
Assistant Professor, Art History
Silk, Power, and Gender in Shang China.
Chaoyang Zeng
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Searching the Genes That Orchestrate the Neuronal Cell Fate Determination and Differentiation in the Drosophila . . .

2001

Daniel F. Agterberg
Assistant Professor, Physics, $14,272.00
Symmetry-Based Theories of Unconventional Superconductors
Margo Anderson
Professor, History, $4,130.00
The Proper Role of Population Data Systems in Time of War
Mark P. Bradley
Assistant Professor, History, $14,976.00
Becoming International: A History of Transnational Passions in the Twentieth Century
Dale N. Buechler
Assistant Professor, Elec. Eng. & Comp Sci, $14,777.00
Evaluation of Impedance Measurement Techniques for the Characterization of Highly Localized Regions of Tissue
Christopher A. Desousa
Assistant Professor, Geography, $12,829.00
Converting Urban Brownfields Into Green Spaces
Joan D. Dobkin
Assistant Professor, Visual Art, Arts & Humanities, $10,730.00
Public Art to Promote Public Discourse: An Examination of Welfare Reform in the Urban Environment
Kathleen Dolan
Associate Professor, Political Science, $5,833.00
Voting for Women in the United States
Nancy File
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, $8,049.00
Teacher/Child Interaction and Peer Competence in Early Childhood Classrooms
Christopher J. Guse
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance, $14,700.00
Research Design, Development and Implementation of Technical Production Elements of the Play “The Berlin Circle” . . .
Robert M. Hessling
Assistant Professor, Psychology, $14,980.00
Does Explanatory Style Affect the Perception of Support in Romantic Relationships?
Jean Hudson
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, $14,914.00
The Ethnography and Archaeology of Traditional Peruvian Reed Boat Fishing Communities
Teresa S. Johnson
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance, $14,993.00
Breast Feeding Education and Support Home Visit Program
Rhonda K. Kowalchuk
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $5,349.00
The Analysis of Repeated Measurements with Mixed-Model Adjusted F-Tests
Mark Netzloff
Assistant Professor, English, $5,350.00
England’s Internal Colonies: Class Relations, Capital Formation, and the Literature of English Colonialism . . .
A. Andrew Pacheco
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, $14,763.00
A Biochemical Investigation of Nitrification
Dawn H.S. Reinemann
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $12,746.00
Project P.R.I.D.E.: Promoting Resiliency in Diverse Environments
Lisa N. Samuels
Assistant Professor, English, $9,266.00
Modernism Is Not Enough: Shaped Readings for New Writings
Lori Settersten
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance
Critical Thinking and Participation in Health Behaviors, $14,998.00
Ting-Ruei Shiu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, $14,999.00
A Numerical Study of Micromachining of Glassy Materials with Nanosecond Laser Pulses At Different Wavelengths
Habib Tabatabai
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics, $15,000.00
A New Method for Damage Detection in Advanced Composite Structures
Virginia Van Dyke
Assistant Professor, Political Science, $8,805.00
Caste, Religion and “Reconversions” in Indian Politics: Hindu Nationalism Confronts Ethnic Mobilization
Linda A. Whittingham
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, $13,055.00
Are There Benefits to Mating Promiscuously for Female Birds?
Hong (Iris) Xie
Assistant Professor, Library & Information Science, $14,426.00
Supporting Shifts of Information Seeking Strategies in Corporate Settings At Digital Age: Implications for . . .

2000

Keith A. Bender
Assistant Professor, Economics
Socio-Economic Factors and Health Status of the Elderly: A Comparative Analysis
Avik Chakrabarti
Assistant Professor, Economics
Taxes and Foreign Direct Investment: U.S. Multinationals in Europe
Kyoung Ae Cho
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Accumulation / Pattern in Nature
Peter O. Dunn
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Conservation Genetics of the Threatened Prairie Chicken
Anne R. Hansen
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Suffering and the Prophetic Past and Future in Cambodian Religion and Society: A Study of the Buddha Damnay
Sam Helwany
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics
Estimating Pile Set-Up
Eugenie Hildebrandt
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance
Exploringsystem and Personal Barriers to Success in the Wisconsin Workfare (W-2) Program
Kyu-Jung Kim
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Development of Three Dimensional Computer Models of the Hand/Forearm Complex Using a New Fuzzy Reasoning Technique
Grace E. La
Assistant Professor, Architecture
The Aperture Analyzed: Reconciliation of Built Form and Context Through the Design of Openings
Lian Li
Assistant Professor, Physics
Understand the Art of Compound Semiconductor Epitaxy
Tasha G. Oren
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Signal Crossing: Television, Media Policy, and the Formation of Israeli National Culture
Elizabeth A. Skowron
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Stochastic Process Analysis of Parent-Child Communication Patterns in Stress-Affected Versus Stress-Resistant
Douglas W. Woods
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Development and Evaluation of a Treatment for Vocal Tic Disorder
Vladislav Yakovlev
Assistant Professor, Physics
Frontiers of Laser Surgery

1999

Nidal Abu-Zahra
Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, $12,296
Developing An Expert System to Predict Early Tool Failure in Machining Operations Using Ultrasound Waves
Joseph H. Aldstadt
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, $12,499
Study of the Chemical Speciation of Arsenic in Green Bay By Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Synchrotron X-Ray
Bettina Arnold
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, $12,450
A Landscape of Ancestors:, Early Iron Age Social Organization & Regional Interaction in Southwest Germany
Phoebe Crisman
Assistant Professor, Architecture, $11,954
Regeneration of the Post-Industrial Urban Landscape: Potentials and Strategies for Design
W. Hobart Davies
Assistant Professor, Psychology, $12,274
Affect, Behavior, and Interaction in Forensic Interviews for Child Sexual Abuse
Christopher Davis-Benavides
Assistant Professor, Art, $11,299
Icon of Power: A Visual Study of the Assimilation of Santiago
Peter Geissinger
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, $12,402
Experimental Determination of Electric Fields Emanating From Solid Surfaces – How Do Surfaces Catalyse Gas Reactions?
John Isbell
Associate Professor, Geosciences, $12,486
Fluvial and Tidal Sedimentology of Pennsylvanian Rocks in the Appalachian Basin
Kathi Kamm
Assistant Professor, $11,232
The Effects of Occupationally Embedded Activity on Supination By People with CVA
Tomas A. Lipinski
Assistant Professor, Library & Information Science, $7,647
Knowledge Creation in U.S.: Using Copyright Office Registration Information in Public Policy Decision Making
Paul F. Lyman
Assistant Professor, Physics, $12,458
New Growth Methods for Semiconductors
Pamela F. Phillips
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, $6,000
In Search of Eighteenth-Century Spain: The Travel Narratives of Antonio Ponz
Linda M. Sabatini
Assistant Professor, $12,500
Molecular Basis of Environmental Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Daad A. Saffarini
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, $12,500
Molecular Analysis of FE(III) and MN(IV) Reduction By Shewanella Putrefaciens
Pamela Schermer
Associate Professor, Art, $7,493
The Momento Mori Series:, a Contemporary Exploration of the Vanitas Tradition in Still-Life Painting
Yehua (Dennis) Wei
Assistant Professor, Geography, $12,500
Intraprovincial Inequality in China:, Case Studies of Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces
Joan B. Wolf
Assistant Professor, Political Science, $6,970
Vichy on Trial: Touvier, Papon, and the Politics of Historical Responsibility

1998

John Agada
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Access to the National Information Infrastructure in the Inner Cities: A Survey of Harambee Residents.
Kristin E. Espinosa
Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Effects of Welfare Reform on Mexican Immigrants in Milwaukee: A Pilot Study.
Vicki Grafentin
Assistant Professor, Art
New Sculptural Drawings.
Carol Hirschmugl
Assistant Professor, Physics
Infrared Investigations of Water-Oxide Interactions.
Goldie Kadushin
Assistant Professor, Social Welfare
Ethical Dilemmas of Social Workers in Home Health Care.
Jeffrey Merrick
Associate Professor, History
Domestic Conflict and Political Consciousness in 18th Century Paris.
Ethan V. Munson
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Representing and Analyzing Relationships Among Software Documents with the Software Concordance.
Marina Perez De Mendiola
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Visibility and Figurability: Latin America in French Contemporary Literature.
Sandra L. Pucci
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Spanish Language Literacy Maintenance in One Latino/Mexicano Community.
Michael K. Reddy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
The Biochemistry of Protein-DNA Interactions: Vaccinia Virus As a Eukaryotic Model System.
Sylvia Schafer
Assistant Professor, History
Citizenship, Public Assistance and the Politics of Difference in Modern France, 1840-1940.
Marlene M. Schmid
Assistant Professor, Health Restoration
A Study on the Development of Clinical Decision Algorithms.
Alan W. Schwabacher
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Self-Assembled Receptors: A Route to Highly Selective Binding.
Rhea E. Steinpreis
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Treating Parkinsonian Symptoms with MK801 in An Animal Model.
Karudapuram E. Supriya
Assistant Professor, Communication
Cultural Memory, Identity, and Ethnography
British India As a Site.
Rodney A. Swain
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Cerebellar Angiogenesis: Its Determinants and Impact on Behavior.
Kyle Swanson
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
The Role of Atmospheric Dynamics in the Response of the Temperate Climate to El Nino.
Hanh Q. Trinh
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Strategic Management in the Hospital Industry: Alliance Versus Competition.
Yehua Wei
Assistant Professor, Geography
Intra-Provincial Inequality in Post-Mao China: Case Studies of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Henan, and Yunnan Provinces.

1997

Fred Anapol
Anthropology
Expression of Genes for Slow- and Fast-Twitch Myosin Adenosine Triphosphatase in Developing Muscle.
Mark Bradley
History
Culture and Imperial Order in Southeast Asia, 1860-1910.
Virginia L. Carlson
Urban Planning
Women’s Wages and Industry Decentralization.
Lane Hall
Art
We Are Your Kinsmen’ Large-Format Print Installation.
George W. Hanson
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electromagnetic Modeling of Complex Dielectric Mines in a Layered Earth.
Fred J. Helmstetter
Psychology
Real-Time Functional Imaging of Learning in the Human Brain.
Jonathan Kahl
Geosciences
Creation of a Polar Standard Atmosphere.
Mark Keane
Architecture
Wright.
Judith T. Kenny
Geography
Cultivating the Garden City: Politics and the Public Aesthetics of Bangalore, India.
Joan Liaschenko
Health Maintenance
The Work and Ethics of Nurse Managers: Analysis of Postdoctoral Data.
John W. Norbury
Physics
Search for An Intermediate Mass Higgs Boson.
Kathryn M. Olson
Communication
Shared Power, Contested Memory, and the Rhetorical Presidency.
Zhong-Ren Peng
Urban Planning
Development of An Integrated Land Use, Travel Behavior, and Air Quality Model.
Diane M. Reddy
Psychology
Project IMPACS: Improving Mammography Participation and Cancer Survivability.
Lex Renda
History
Midterm Congressional Decline: Federalism, Incumbency, and Negative Voting.
Linda A. Whittingham
Biological Sciences
Historical and Ecological Components of Behavior in Birds.
Michael D. Wilson
English
Hopaki: An Historical Novel.
Jane L. Witten
Biological Sciences
Cellular Distribution, Developmental Changes, and Hormonal Regulation of Potassium Ion Channels in the Nervous System.

1996

Melissa Hickman Barlow
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Policing Black Milwaukee: A History of Relations Between Police and African Americans.
Leslie Bellavance
Professor, Art
‘Silhouette’: An Exploration of Computer Imaging and Experimental Offset Printing in the Production of An Art Work.
Hector Bravo
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
Model for the Transport and Longitudinal Dispersion of Conservative Pollutants in Real Streams.
Lisa Dieker
Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
Evaluating the Use of Cooperative Teaching.
Pamela Downing
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Socioeconomic Class and Interactive Language Use in the Home: Two Case Studies.
Sumanta Guha
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computational Topology.
Peter Haddawy
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Intelligent Control of Computer Vision.
Sara Hoot
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Evolutionary and Phytogeographic Patterns in the Proteaceae Based on Molecular Data.
Elizabeth Kraemer
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Student Learning, Classroom Climate and Student Behavior.
Susie Lamborn
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Interviews with Ethnic Youth: Perceptions of Parenting Style and Adjustment.
Chiu-Tai Law
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Light- Induced Waveguides and Switches.
Janet Lilly
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
Solo Works.
Steve Mccole
Assistant Professor, Human Kinetics
Effect of Aging and Hormone Replacement Therapy on Blood and Plasma Volumes in Post-Menopausal Women.
Hamid Mohtadi
Associate Professor, Economics
Human Capital, Specialization and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis.
Terry Nardin
Professor, Political Science
The History of International Political Theory.
Panivong Norindr
Associate Professor, French and Italian
Pierre Loti in Morocco: Promoting Literary Impressionism and An Exotic Vision of the World.
Brian Reilly
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Complement Component C4 and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Karen E. Riggs
Assistant Professor, Mass Communication
Elderly Women and Television Mysteries: Ritual and Late Life Experience.
Dilano Saldin Associate Professor, Physics; and Wilfred Tysoe Professor, Chemistry
Looking At Atoms and Molecules on Surfaces.
Scott V. Solberg
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
UWM – Comprehensive Assessment and Retention Programming.

 


Research Growth Initiative® (RGI) Award Recipients

Now replaced by the Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) program, RGI was a seed funding program to support high-quality research projects in the early stages.

2019

Fifteen proposals have been selected for funding in the 2019-2020 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Alexander Arnold
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Pharmacological Characterization of Calcitroic Acid as an Anti-Inflammatory
Dawn Erb
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
The Extreme Census of the Local Universe: The Most Highly Ionized Galaxies in the Northern Sky
Wendy Huddleston
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology – Integrative Health Care & Performance
UWM Co-PI: Adam Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Individual Differences in Voxel-wise Mapping of Attention Fields in the Human Motor System
John Isbell
Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences
Strata of the late Paleozoic Ice Age in Namibia and Mozambique: their significance in determining the timing and extent of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age
Jeffrey Karron
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Understanding the effects of pollinator loss on mating patterns and gene dispersal in a native flowering plant species
Nikolai Kouklin
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Cadmium Arsenide for Electrical Power Generation and Heat Waste Recovery
Sergei Kuchin
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Mitochondrial regulation of yeast AMPK and its role in aging
Xiaoli Ma
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Metal-Organic Framework Membranes for the Separation of C4-Hydrocarbons
Shama Mirza
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
UWM Co-PI: Ava Udvadia, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
A new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of glioblastoma via ASAH1 inhibition
Junjie Niu
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Developing Novel Hybrid Composites Via Tailoring The Interface As Electrode For High Capacity Batteries At Cold Conditions
Ionel Popa
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
UWM Co-PI: Valerică Raicu, Professor, Department of Physics
Development of a hybrid force-clamp rheometry – fluorescence approach to study the mechanical response of biomaterials
Konstantin Sobolev
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UWM Co-PI: Michael Nosonovsky, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Superhydrophobic and Photocatalytic Anticorrosive (XPAC) Coatings
J. Rudi Strickler
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
UWM Co-PIs: Ryoichi Amano, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Peter Hinow, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Discovering how aquatic ectoparasites find their hosts: Transforming an entomological instrument to investigate olfaction in external parasites of fish
Yongjin Sung
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
4-D fluorescence imaging cytometer with high spatiotemporal resolution
Jian Zhao
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UWM Co-PIs: Konstantin Sobolev, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Yue Liu, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Nathan Salowitz, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Smart Concrete for Data-Driven Infrastructure Maintenance

2018

Twenty-one proposals have been selected for funding in the 2018-2019 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation. Of these, ten were from first time recipients.

Daniel Agterberg
Professor, Department of Physics
Topology, symmetry, and superconductivity in quantum materials
Margo Anderson
Distinguished Professor, Department of History
The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee
UWM Co-PI: Amanda Seligman, Professor, Department of History
Mark Dietz
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Controlled porosity supports for improved extraction chromatographic separations
Alison Donnelly
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Determining the contribution of the shrub layer to overall forest phenology using in situ observations and remote sensing metrics
Roshan D’Souza
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Novel Algorithms for Post Processing 4D Flow Data for Non-invasive Quantification of Patient-specific Hemodynamics
Clark Evans
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
A Climatology of Indirect Tropical Cyclone Interactions
Sandeep Gopalakrishnan
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Attenuation of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Immune Dysregulation by NIR Photobiomodulation in Diabetic Wound Healing
UWM Co-PIs Janis Eells, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Mahsa Ranji, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Sergey Kravtsov
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Role of mesoscale coupling in the dynamics of an idealized ocean-atmosphere model
Michael Laiosa
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Regulation of cellular respiration by the Aryl hydrocarbon receptor during hematopoiesis
UWM Co-PI: Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Yue Liu
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Integrating Big Data-Driven Approach into a Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model for Work Zone Impacts Assessment
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour
Assistant Professor, Department of Africology
Political Opinions and Behavior of Afro-Brazilian and African-American Women Social Welfare Recipients
Michael Nosonovsky
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Acoustic Real-Time Detection of Pathogens and Nanoparticles in Water and their Removal
A. Andrew Pacheco
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Conformational gating of Mycobacterium tuberculosis truncated Hemoglobin N
Ramin Pashaie
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Functional Imaging in The Central Nervous System via Optical Coherence Tomography
Mahsa Ranji
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Optical Imaging of Diabetic Brain Metabolism and Vasculature
UWM Co-PI: Ramin Pashaie, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Department of Art & Design
The World After Us: speculative media sculpture
Katharine Wells
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
Uncanny Revivals: Designing Early America during the Rise of Fascism
Dietmar Wolfram
Professor, School of Information Studies
The Future of Peer Review in the Open Science Era: Can Transparency Address Current Concerns?
Shangping Xu
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Development of improved zero valent iron nanoparticles for environmental remediation using fractioned humic substances
UWM Co-PI: Yin Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Jie Yu
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Transit System Efficiency and Incentive-based Subsidy Allocation
Jun Zhang
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Deep learning applied to iterative reconstruction for CT imaging

2017

Eighteen proposals have been selected for funding in the 2017-2018 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Joseph Aldstadt
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Development of a Novel Sequential Injection-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance System for the Determination of Synthetic Cathinones in Forensic Samples
Dyanna Czeck
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Pathways for water in quartz grains: exploring mineral weakening during deformation
Rani El Hajjar
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Magnetostrictive Smart Composites for Fused Deposition 3D-Printing
UWM Co-PI: Chui-Tai Law, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Jennifer Gutzman
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Molecular mechanisms that mediate basal constriction in the developing brain
M. Mahmun Hossain
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Synthesis of All-Carbon alpha-Aryl Quaternary Carbonyl Compounds
Nadine Kozak
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries
UWM Co-PI: Michael Zimmer, Associate Professor, Information Studies
Dean Nardelli
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Treatment of Lyme Arthritis with Induced Regulatory T Cells
Ryan Newton
Assistant Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
Integrating Nutrition Evaluation with Host Microbiome Characterization to Develop Cost Effective Feeds for Yellow Perch Aquaculture
UWM Co-PI: Dong-Fang Deng, Senior Research Scientist, Freshwater Sciences
Gyaneshwar Prasad
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Understanding the mechanism of rice colonization by Rhizobium sp. IRBG74 and enhancing its potential for rice growth promotion
UWM Co-PI: Dazhong Zhao, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Patricia Richards
Senior Scientist, Department of Anthropology
The Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project
Christopher Quinn
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Investigation of mechanisms that regulate axon branch stability
Peter Schwander
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
3D Molecular Movies and Energy Landscapes of Viruses by Lensless X-Ray Microscopy
Ava Udvadia
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Master regulatory transcription factors driving stage specific regeneration of CNS axons
UWM Co-PI: Paul Auer, Assistant Professor, Zilber School of Public Health
Lingfeng Wang
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
A Game-theoretic Framework for Integrated Cyber-Physical-Human Risk Assessment and Security Management in Smart Grid
Yin Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Development of modified iron oxide adsorbents for removal of hexavalent chromium from water
Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Electrically induced trapping and separation of single molecules and nanoparticles
UWM Co-PI: Woo Jin Chang, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Changshan Wu
Professor, Department of Geography
Examining Uncertainties in Spectral Mixture Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery
Dazhong Zhao
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Identifying the Novel Role of Carbonic Anhydrase in Arabidopsis Anther Development

2016

Fifteen proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2016-2017 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation. Four assistant professors, five associate professors, and six full professors received awards.

Derek Counts
Professor, Art History
From Scanner to Scholar: The publication of 3D models in the digital age
David Frick
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Viral helicase disruption of pattern recognition receptors
UWM Co-PI: Valerica Raicu, Physics
Karyn Frick
Professor, Psychology
Mechanisms of estrogenic regulation of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus
Peter Geissinger
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Luminescence-lifetime-based, simultaneous measurement of multiple metal ion concentrations in water for use on a real-time optical fiber sensor platform
Adam Greenberg
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The universal nature of topographic maps as the structural foundation of attention
UWM Co-PI: Wendy Huddleston, Kinesiology
John Isbell
Professor, Geosciences
Carboniferous and Permian strata in Brazil and surrounding areas: their significance in determining the timing and extent of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age
Junjie Niu
Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Scalable synthesis of air-stable ultra-small Al nano-composites for high-performance Li-Al batteries
Margaret Noodin
Assistant Professor, English; Director, Electa Quinney Institute
Ganawendamaw: Emerging Anishinaabe environmental ideologies
UWM Co-PIs: Patricia Mayes, English; Bernard Perley, Anthropology
Ionel Popa
Assistant Professor, Physics
A hybrid magnetic tweezers-FRET technique to study the mechano-chemistry of proteins involved in cellular mechano-transduction
UWM Co-PI: Valerica Raicu, Physics
Joel Rast
Associate Professor, Political Science
The Dual City: Policy paradigms and housing reform in twentieth century Chicago
Rafael Rodriguez Sevilla
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Signal ontogeny and phonology in vibrational insects
Alan Schwabacher
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Optical sensor arrays for metal ion detection
UWM Co-PI: Peter Geissinger, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ching-Hong Yang
Professor, Biological Sciences
Development of virulence-specific therapeutics in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Chris Yingchun Yuan
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Integrated study of capacity fading on next generation lithium ion battery for electric vehicles
Mo Zell
Associate Professor, Architecture
Kinetic Learning Lights: Prototypes

2015

Twelve proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2015-2016 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation. One Distinguished Professor, five full professors, three associate professors, and three assistant professors received awards. Six recipients are first-time RGI awardees.

Daniel Agterberg
Professor, Physics
High Temperature Superconductors: Pair Density Wave Order in the Pseudogap Phase
Joel Berkowitz
Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
Preserving the Legacy of the Yiddish Theatre in the Digital Age
Patrick Brady
Professor, Physics
Astrophysics of Extreme Environments
UWM Co-PIs: Philip Chang, Jolien Creighton, Dawn Erb, David Kaplan, Alan Wiseman, Xavier Siemens, Physics
Michael Carvan
Associate Professor, Freshwater Sciences
Epigenetic Transgenerational Impacts of Great Lakes Chemicals of Concern
UWM Co-PIs: David Petering, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Hector Bravo, Civil and Environmental Engineering; David Garman, John Janssen, Freshwater Sciences; Junhong Chen, Mechanical Engineering; Peter Tonellato, Public Health
Carol Hirschmugl
Professor, Physics
Fluorescence imaging and mid infrared spectroscopy of diabetic retinopathy
UWM Co-PIs: Mahsa Ranji, Electrical Engineering
Emily Latch
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
A landscape genomics framework to study introgression in non-model species
Robin Mello
Associate Professor, Theatre
A Tale of Scale
UWM Co-PI: Jean Creighton, Physics
Adel Nasiri
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Integration of Batteries and Li-Ion Capacitors to Extend Battery Life in Vehicle Start Stop Applications
Xiaohua Peng
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hydrogen Peroxide Activated Quinone Methide Prodrugs for Tumor-Specific Destruction
UWM Co-PI: Alexander Arnold, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Aleksandra Snowden
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Off-Premise Alcohol Outlet Characteristics and Milwaukee Violence Rates
Xuexia Wang
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Methods to Detect Gene-Environment Interactions in Secondary Cancers
Michael Weinert
Distinguished Professor, Physics
Band Offsets in Lateral Junctions of 2-D materials,
UWM Co-PI: Lian Li, Physics

2014

Seventeen proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2014-2015 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.Four proposals from Biological Sciences were funded, as well as three from Chemistry and Biochemistry. Seven full professors and seven associate professors earned awards, as well as three assistant professors.

S. Scott Graham
Assistant Professor, English
Evaluating the Impacts of Lay Stakeholder Inclusion and Industry Affiliations on FDA Pharmaceuticals Policy Decision-Making
Co-PIs: William Keith, Professor, English; Sang-Yeon Kim, Assistant Professor, Communication
Laodong Guo
Professor, Freshwater Sciences
Evaluating Reservoir Effects Of Radiocarbon and its Use For Tracking Carbon Dynamics in Lake Michigan
Guilherme Indig
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Intraoperative Fluorescence Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy Of Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Jeffrey Karron
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Understanding the Evolutionary Tug-Of-War Between Male and Female Function in Hermaphroditic Flowering Plants
Vincent Larson
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
From Cloud Parameterization to Subgrid Variability Parameterization
Chiu Law
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Chirped Fiber Optical Current Sensor
Co-PIs: Rani El-Hajjar, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics
Mark McBride
Professor, Biological Sciences
Novel Cellulose Utilization System of Cytophaga hutchinsonii
Graham Moran
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Redefining Renalase: The Discovery of a New Enzymatic Activity
Hanyong Park
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Longitudinal L2 learning of Korean coronal obstruents in perception and production
Donna Pasternak
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
How are English teacher preparation programs educating English teachers to teach into the 21st century? A study of the current practices used to educate English teachers in a time of teacher accountability.
David Petering
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Revealing the Cadmium Proteome with Metalloproteomic Methods
Ora John Reuter
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Workplace
Linda Whittingham
Professor, Biological Sciences
Genetic and Physiological Mechanisms of Ornament Expression in a Warbler
William Wood
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Participatory Community Museum Exhibition Development for Mangrove Conservation Education at Ventanilla, Oaxaca, Mexico: Formative Exhibition Evaluation
Iris Xie
Professor, Information Studies
Universal Accessibility of Digital Libraries: Design of Help Mechanisms for Blind Users
Co-PIs: Rakesh Babu, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies; Wooseob Jeong, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies
Dazhong Zhao
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Determining the SERK1/2-EMS1 Receptor Kinase Complex in Cell Differentiation
Co-PIs: Valerica Raicu, Associate Professor, Physics
Chao Zhu
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
On Nonnegative Stochastic Processes and Their Financial Applications

2013

Thirty-two proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2013-2014 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.Twenty awards went to assistant professors, six to associate professors, and six to full and Distinguished professors.

The departments of Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering each earned four awards; Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, and mathematical Sciences each received three.

George Barganier
Assistant Professor, Africology
Fanon’s Children: The Black Panther Party and the Rise of the Crips and Bloods
Anne Basting
Associate Professor, Theatre
Arts At Home
Julie Bowles
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
The Long Valley Volcanic Field: Constraining the Geomagnetic Field and Local Volcanic Processes
Woo Jin Chang
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Paper-fluidic electrochemical heavy metal detection
Junhong Chen
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Exploration of Graphene-Based Nanohybrids for Electrocatalysis
Thomas Consi
Assistant Professor, Freshwater Sciences
A Prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Tracking Radio-Tagged Sturgeon
Madhusudan Dey
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Mechanistic Insights into Ire1-HAC1/Xbp1 Signaling Pathway
Co-PIs: David Frick, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Peter Dunn
Professor, Biological Sciences
Immunogenetics of an endangered bird
Rani El-Hajjar
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Scaffolding and Forming Methods for Scalability of Thermosetting Nanocellulose Composites
Co-PIs: Krisha Pillai, Mechanical Engineering
Jennifer Gutzman
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Regulation of cell shortening during brain morphogenesis
Weon Shik Han
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Themorphysically Driven One, Two, and Three-Phase Fluids Transitions of Geologically Stored Supercritical CO2: Combination of Theoretical, Numerical and Field Studies
Co-PIs: Chang Soo Kim, Materials Science and Engineering
Fred Helmstetter
Professor, Psychology
Dissecting cortical-subcortical interactions in the regulation of fear memory with optogenetics
Co-PIs: Devin Mueller, Psychology; Ramin Pashaie, Electrical Engineering
Mohd Helwany
Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Thermomechanical Behavior of Energy Piles
Co-PIs: Tien-chien Jen, Mechanical Engineering; Adel Nasiri, Electrical Engineering
Gerlinde Hoebel
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Cross-modal interactions and leader preferences
Yi Hu
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Electroacoustic Stimulation
Kyongboon Kwon
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Emotional Socialization in the Social Network of Late Elementary Children: The Impact on Prosocial, Aggressive, and Withdrawn Behaviors
Istvan Lauko
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Novel optical detection of discrete layers in Lake Michigan ecosystem structure
Co-PIs: Carmen Aguilar-Diaz and Russell Cuhel, Freshwater Sciences
Ying Li
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Efficient Solar-Driven CO2 Reforming of Methane by Novel Composite Catalysts
Lindsay McHenry
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Hydrothermal Alteration of high Fe Icelandic Basalts, Analog for Mars Aqueous Processes
Co-PI: Barry Cameron, Geosciences
James Moyer Jr
Associate Professor, Psychology
Neurobiological Analyses of Aging-Related Deficits in Cognitive Flexibility
Co-PIs: Jeri-Anne Lyons, Biomedical Sciences
Wilkistar Otieno
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Investigating Reverse Supply Chains and Remanufacturing Processes as Feasible Alternatives to Product Recovery
Co-PIs: Vishnuteja Nanduri, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Anthony Ross, Lubar School of Business
Ramin Pashaie
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Interrogation of Cortical Dynamics via Optogenetic-mElectroCorticoGraphy
Anne Pycha
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Explaining phonological patterns with memories
Mahsa Ranji
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Optical imaging techniques for early detection of radiation-induced lung injury
Paru Shah
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Candidate Characteristics in Local Elections: Developing a Data Curation Community
Kurt Svoboda
Associate Professor, Public Health
Neural crest cell development in zebrafish: Anatomical analysis in 3-dimensional space
Tanya Tiffany
Associate Professor, Art History
Visual Culture and Feminine Devotion in the Early Modern Spanish Empire
Anastasios Tsonis
Distinguished Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Climate models: A new Babel?
Co-PIs: Kyle Swanson, Mathematical Sciences
Ying-chih Wang
Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Translating Modified Ashworth Scale into Neurophysiological, Quantitative Kinematic and Kinetic Values
Co-PIs: Jay Kapellusch and Roger Smith, Occupational Science and Technology
Dexuan Xie
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
New Nonlocal Continuum Electrostatic Models and Their Fast Numerical Solvers
Zengwang Xu
Assistant Professor, Geography
Modeling the diffusion and intervention of H5N1 in a realistically connected population in Milwaukee city: a social spatial network approach
Chris Yuan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable Development of High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

2012

Thirty-nine proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2012-2013 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.Fifteen awards went to assistant professors, 13 to associate professors, and 11 to full professors.

Daniel Agterberg
Professor, Physics
Theory of the Electron Gas at Oxide Interfaces
Filipe Alberto
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Metapopulation Genetics of Giant Kelp Macrocystis Pyrifera in Southern California Bight
Ryoichi Amano
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Wastewater Management Using Sewage Aerator and Separator Cyclones
Alexander Arnold
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vitamin D Receptor-Coregulator Interactions As Anticancer Targets
Ferne Bronson
Professor, Dance
The Sweet Grass Project: Preservation of African Movement Traditions Present in Gullah Culture of the Carolinas and Georgia Coast
Philip Chang
Assistant Professor, Physics
The Plasma Physics and Cosmological Impact of TeV Blazars
Jian Chen
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Transparent Conductive Ceramic-Graphene Nanolaminates
Co-PI: Carolyn Aita, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Junhong Chen
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Exploration of Graphene Array Electrodes for Energy Storage
Kamran Diba
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Optogenetic Silencing of Hippocampal Inputs During Spatial Learning
Karyn Frick
Associate Professor, Psychology
Roles of Specific Estrogen Receptors in Mediating the Beneficial Effects of Estrogens On Memory in Middle-Aged Females
Peter Geissinger
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Measurement of Electric Fields at Protein Active Sites: Towards Probing Electrostatic Structure-Function Relationships
Co-PI: Jorg Woehl, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Zhen He
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Development of Novel Osmotic Microbial Desalination Cells for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Desalination
John Isbell
Professor, Geosciences
Occurrence and Significance of Northern High Paleo-Latitude Deposits of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in Northeastern Asia (Siberia)
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor, Physics
Isolated Neutron Stars: the Impact of Magnetic Field Decay
Christine Larson
Associate Professor, Psychology
Isolating the Mechanisms of Impaired Attentional Control in Social Anxiety: Implications for Attention Modification Training
Co-PI: Han Joo Lee, Psychology
Yue Liu
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
A New Decision Support Tool for Warranting Detour Operations During Freeway Corridor Incident Management
Kristen Murphy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Processing Differences By Gender: Investigating Persistent Differential Item Functioning General Chemistry Items
Vishnuteja Nanduri
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Understanding the Electricity-Water-Climate Change Nexus: a Multi-Agent Simulation Framework and Efficient Reinforcement Learning Solution Techniques
Co-PIs: Wilkistar Otieno, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Rosha D’Souza, Mechanical Engineering
Adel Nasiri
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Advanced Wind Turbine Topology and Controls to Improve Transient Power Stability and Provide Short-Term Support
Michael Nosonovsky
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ultra-Durable Wear-Resistant 3D Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Concretes
Co-PI: Konstantin Sobolev, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Abbas Ourmazd
Professor, Physics
Determining the Structure and Conformations of Macromolecular Complexes
Co-PI: Peter Schwander, Physics
Ramin Pashaie
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Interrogation of Large-Scale Neural Circuits With Optogenetic-fMRI
Xiaohua Peng
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Achieving Turnover in DNA-Templated Fluorogenic “Click” Ligation for Sequence-Specific DNA Mutation Detection
Gabriella Pinter
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Establishing a Modeling Framework for the Investigation of Nano-Scale Drivers of Biogeochemical Cycling in Freshwater Ecosystems
Co-PI: Istvan Lauko, Mathematical Sciences; John Berges, Erica Young, Biological Sciences
Christopher Quinn
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Investigation of ITSN-1 Function in Axon Guidance.
Mahsa Ranji
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Optical Redox Imaging and NMR Metabolomics As Multi-Modal Tools to Monitor Metabolic Dysfunction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Dilano Saldin
Professor, Physics
Reconstructing the Structure of Viruses Using an X-Ray Laser
Marius Schmidt
Associate Professor, Physics
Structure and Function of MtrC: an Electricity Generating Protein
Co-PI: Daad Saffarini, Biological Sciences
Stefan Schnitzer
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Do Lianas Redirect Successional Trajectories in Regenerating Tropical Forests?
Arijit Sen
Associate Professor, Architecture
Intertwined Geographies of Transcultural Contact: Cultural Landscapes of Muslim Immigrants in Milwaukee and Chicago
Matthew Smith
Assistant Professor, Freshwater Sciences
In Situ Technology to Enhance Chemical, Physical and Biological Monitoring in Lake Michigan
Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Body Language: a Suite of Four Interactive Installations
J. Rudi Strickler
Professor, Biological Sciences
Microfluidics and Form and Function in Cyclopoid Copepods
Co-PIs: Woo Jin Chang, Mechanical Engineering; Thomas Consi, Freshwater Sciences
Peter Tonellato
Professor, Public Health
Guiding Warfarin Clinical Trial Design Using Pharmacogenetic Simulations
Anastasios Tsonis
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Knowledge Discovery in Climate
Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Corral Trapping of Single Molecules in Solution: Theory and Applications
Changshan Wu
Associate Professor, Geography
Urban Impervious Surface Estimation Using Remote Sensing Techniques: A Simulation Approach
Ching-Hong Yang
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
A Lifestyle Choice for Ecological Success and Pathogenicity: Cell Aggregates and Bimodal Expression of T3SS
Jun Zhang
Professor, Electrical Engineering
3D CT Image Segmentation for Security Applications

2011

Thirty-three proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2011-2012 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.As a testament to the improving quality of RGI submissions, the independent experts and scholars who reviewed the applications awarded double-alpha quality ratings to over 40 percent of this year’s 112 proposals. The final selection of awardees, based on the external reviewers’ ratings of the three evaluation criteria, was made by a committee (RGI coordinator Kathleen Koch and Associate Deans Michael Liston and Douglas Woods) appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Five proposals from Biological Sciences were funded, as well as four each from Engineering and Physics. Social sciences, professions, and the humanities were also well represented, including the first-ever award for Africology.

Reflecting the growing emphasis on multi- and interdisciplinary research, seven of the 15 collaborative projects funded feature investigators from multiple departments.
Unless noted, Co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are:

Carolyn Aita
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Predicting Phase Formation and Transitions in Functional Oxide Nanolaminates
Rachel Buff
History
This Way Out: A History of Deportation from the U.S., 1935-1970
Jian Chen
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Remote-Controlled, Self-Healing Shape Memory Polymer Composites
Madhusudan Dey, Biological Sciences
The Novel Kinase KIN2 Signaling in Endoplasmic Stress
Co-PI(s): Valerica Raicu, Physics
Rebecca Dunham
English
Black Horizon: A Documentary in Verse
David Frick
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Drug Discovery for Hepatitis C: Hit-to-lead Development of Helicase Inhibitors
Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska
Physics
Advanced Electron Microscopy and Holography of Multiscale Multiferroic Materials
Co-PI(s): Prasenjit Guptasarma, Marvin Schofield
Pat Goldsmith
Sociology
Residential Segregation and Discrete Choice Analysis
Co-PI(s): William Velez
Deborah Hannula
Psychology
Recollection as a 2-Stage Process: A Converging Methods Approach to Investigation of Memory, Awareness, and the Brain.
Carol Hirschmugl
Physics
Thermally Derived Graphene Based Nanocrystalline Sheets for Lithium Ion Batteries
Co-PI(s): Junhong H Chen, Mechanical Engineering; Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovksa
Gerlinde Hoebel
Biological Sciences
Preference Functions and the Evolution of Multimodal Signals
Shale Horowitz
Political Science
Measuring Leadership Preferences in Ethno-Territorial Conflicts
Jennifer Johung
Art History
Vital Architecture: Sustaining Life and Living Space
Jonathan Kanter
Psychology
Culturally Enhanced Behavioral Activation for African Americans with Depression
Co-PI(s): Michael Brondino, Social Work; Shakoor Lee, Nursing
Changsoo Kim
Materials Engineering
Theoretical Study of the Microstructural Impacts on the Mechanical Performance of Metal-Matrix Nano Composites
Co-PI(s): Pradeep Rohatgi
Arash Mafi
Electrical Engineering
Gain-Guiding Optical Fiber Lasers: Fundamental Limitations and Practical Solutions
Anna Mansson McGinty
Geography
The Muslim Milwaukee Project
Co-PI(s): Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Comparative Literature; Kristin Sziarto
Mark McBride
Biological Sciences
Novel Mechanisms of Cellulose and Chitin Utilization by Members of the Bacterial Phylum Bacteroidetes
Sandra McLellan
Freshwater Sciences
Microbial Communities as Indicators of Oil Contamination on Coastal Beaches
Susan McRoy, Computer Science
A Feasibility Study of Two-Way Messaging for Prostate Cancer Patients
Co-PI(s): Hayeon Song, Communication
Katie Mosack
Psychology
A Test of the Association Between Subjective Self-Reports and Objective Measures of Social Support-Related Communication among HIV-Affected African American Female Dyads
Co-PI(s): Michael Brondino, Social Work; Patricia Stevens, Nursing
Ramin Pashaie
Electrical Engineering
Optogenetic Visual Neuroprosthetics
Mahsa Ranji
Electrical Engineering
Lung Oxygen Toxicity: Optical Biopsy and Imaging Techniques
Marius Schmidt
Physics
The Reaction of Nitric Oxide with Mycobacterium tuberculosis HemoglobinN
Co-PI(s): Arsenio Pacheco, Chemistry; Alan Schwabacher, Chemistry
Stefan Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
Identifying the Pathogens That Regulate Tree Species Diversity and Abundance in Tropical Forests
Jeffrey Sommers
Africology
Spatial Fixes and Hegemonic Re-Orderings: Africa’s Place in the Emerging New Order
Scott Strath
Human Movement Science
Understanding Multi-Level Barriers to Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in Older Adults
Co-PI(s): Kevin Keenan, Ann Swartz
Michael Weinert
Physics
Topological Insulators: Growth and Electronic Properties
Co-PI(s): Lian Li
Zeyun Yu
Computer Science
A Meshless Approach to Studying Cell-wide Calcium Signaling
Chris Yuan
Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable Development of Atomic-scale Nano-coating Technology
Co-PI(s): Tien-chien Jen
Jun Zhang
Electrical Engineering
Automatic Patient Search for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Co-PI(s): Xiangming Mu, Information Studies; Tian Zhao; Computer Science
Dazhong Zhao
Biological Sciences
MicroRNA-mediated Cross-Talk Between ABA and Auxin Signaling in Arabidopsis
Chao Zhu
Mathematical Sciences
Singular Stochastic Control of Regime Switching Diffusion: Viscosity Solution and Linear Programming

2010

Thirty proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2010-2011 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.The winners were chosen from the original pool of 139 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions.

This year’s projects come from a variety areas—from biological sciences, engineering, and physics, to architecture, history, and visual art—and reflect the growing emphasis on multi- and interdisciplinary research. Seven projects feature investigators from multiple departments, compared to three in 2009-2010.

Unless noted, co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are:

YiQiang Cheng
Biological Sciences
Preparation of Lead Anticancer Compounds for Preclinical Evaluations
Timothy Cleary
Educational Psychology
Efficacy of Self-Regulation Empowerment Program: A classroom-based intervention
Kimberly Cosier
Visual Art
Teaching and Learning Critical Visual Literacies with Urban Youth
Co-PI: Laura Trafi-Prats
Carolyn Eichner
History
In the Name of the Mother: Radical Naming, Marriage, and the Matronym
Dawn Erb
Physics
The Youngest Galaxies in the Young Universe
Margaret Fraiser
Geosciences
Testing the End-Permian Mass Extinction Recovery Paradigm
Thomas Hooyer
Geosciences
Evaluating glacier quarrying: Mapping recently deglaciated bedrock surfaces to determine the importance of pre-existing fractures in bedrock
M. Mahmun Hossain
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Novel Synthesis of Tryptophan-based Microtubule Inhibitors
Jay Kapellusch
Occupational Therapy
Injury Management System for Strategic Reduction of Workplace Injuries
Co-PIs: Naira Campbell-Kyureghan, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; Arun Garg, I&ME; Matthew Petering, I&ME
Nikolai Kouklin
Electrical Engineering
Nanoarray-based optical sensor
Co-PIs: Vladislav Yakovlev, Physics
Emily Latch
Biological Sciences
Speciation caught in the act: Identification of genes under selection in a
vertebrate hybrid zone
Han Joo Lee
Psychology
Examining the Nature of Sustained Attentional Regulation among Individuals with Social Phobia
Co-PI: Christine Larson
Arash Mafi
Electrical Engineering
Wavelength Dependence of Birefringence in Optical Fibers: The Nonlinear Implications
Co-PIs: Chiu Tai Law, Hao Zhang
Sandra McLellan
WATER Institute
Identification of new alternative indicators of sewage contamination
Co-PI: Anastasios Tsonis, Mathematical Sciences
Gretchen Meyer
Field Station
Genetic structure of an invasive plant in its native and introduced ranges
Co-PIs: Sara Hoot, Biological Sciences; Mai Phillips, Biological Sciences
Ian Musson
Mathematical Sciences
Enveloping Algebras and Invariant Differential Operators.
Michael Nosonovsky
Mechanical Engineering
Self-organization at the sliding interface: towards biomimetic self-lubrication and self-replenishing
Co-PIs: Emmanuel Wornyoh, Mechanical Engineering; Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering
Ramin Pashaie
Electrical Engineering
Optoelectronic Programming of the Brain
Co-PI: Mahsa Ranji
Krishna Pillai
Mechanical Engineering
Simulating the Making of Dual-Scale Metal-Matrix Composites using the Pressure Infiltration Process
Co-PI: Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering
Valerica Raicu
Physics
Drug-targeted signal transduction: instrumentation and methodology for non-invasive probing of GPCR signaling
Co-PI: Sergei Kuchin, Biological Sciences
Paul Roebber
Mathematical Sciences
Simulating Warm Season Precipitation Climate at Regional Scale
Co-PI: Kyle Swanson
Amanda Seligman
History
Encyclopedia of Milwaukee
Co-PI: Margo Anderson
Na Jin Seo
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Ergonomic Interventions for Altered Grip Force Direction in Stroke Survivors
J. Carson Smith
Human Movement Sciences
Using Exercise to Enhance Brain Function and Memory in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer s Disease
Co-PIs: Anthony Greene, Psychology; Jeri-Anne Lyons, Health Sciences
Andrew Ulijasz
Biological Sciences
Phytochrome-Based Fluorophores (PBFs)
James Wasley
Architecture
Carbon Neutral Building Design: from Case Studies to Conclusions
Co-PIs: Greg Thomson, Dennis Utzinger
Emmanuel Wornyoh
Mechanical Engineering
In Situ Self-Repairing, Self-Replenishing Solid-/Powder-Lubricated Rolling Element Bearings: Modeling and Experiments
Vladislav Yakovlev
Physics
High-throughput vibrational cytometer
Hao Zhang
Electrical Engineering
Photoacoustic Camera for Real-time Vascular Imaging
Dazhong Zhao
Biological Sciences
Understanding Embryogenesis Regulated by MicroRNA and AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR in Arabidopsis

2009

Thirty-eight proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2009-2010 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.The winners were chosen from the original pool of 136 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions.

The projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from biological sciences, engineering, and physics, to architecture, film, and dance.

Unless noted, co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are:

Kalman Applbaum
Anthropology
Adherence to Pharmaceutical Treatment: A Clinical Ethnography of Mental Health Services in Wisconsin
Co-PI: Paul Brodwin
Harvey Bootsma
WATER Institute
Carbon Dynamics in a Large, Tropical Lake
Patrick Brady
Physics
Frontiers of Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Co-PIs: Luis Anchordoqui, Jean Creighton, Jolien Creighton, John Friedman, Xavier Siemens, Alan Wiseman
Junhong Chen
Mechanical Engineering
Energy-Efficient Nanoscale Corona Discharge for Ozone Reduction
Jian Chen
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Advanced Carbon Nanotube-Elastomer Composite Infrared Sensors
Thomas Consi
WATER Institute
Micromechanical Enhancement of Sensing — Lessons from Copepods
Co-PI: Rudi Strickler, Biological Sciences
James Cook
Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Gabaergic Drugs to Treat Epilepsy Devoid of Sedative, Ataxic and Amnesic Side Effects Which Do Not Develop Tolerance
Dyanna Czeck
Geosciences
Quantifying Fabrics in Shear Zones
Stephen Dornbos
Geosciences
Sensory Evolution During the Cambrian Radiation
Shaoqin Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Multifunctional Polymeric Drug Nanocarriers for Targeted Cancer Therapy
Co-PI: Douglas Steeber, Biological Sciences
Peninnah Kako
Nursing
HIV Transmission Risk, Access to Treatment, and Self Management of Illness Over Time: An In-Depth Longitudinal Study of HIV-Infected Women in Kenya
Co-PIs: Loren Galvao, Patricia Stevens
Kevin Keenan
Human Movement Sciences
Cortico-Muscular Control of Hand Function in Older Adults
Co-PI: Jerome Smith
J. Val Klump
WATER Institute
Application of New Methodology for Determining Benthic Metabolism in the Great Lakes
Sergey Kravtsov
Mathematical Sciences
Mesoscale Ocean Eddies and Climate Change Over the Southern Ocean
Vincent Larson
Mathematical Sciences
A Unified Parameterization for Clouds, Turbulence, the Surface Layer, and the Planetary Boundary Layer
Christine Larson
Psychology
The Influence of Rumination on Sustained Experience of Negative Affect: Bridging the Gap from Prolonged Brief Emotional Experiences to Depression
Lian Li
Physics
Magnetic Graphene
Co-PI: Michael Weinert
Simone Linhares Ferro
Dance
Bumba-Meu-Boi: The Integration of Contemporary and Folk Dance as a Vehicle of Social and Historical Activism
Colleen Ludwig
Film
Elemental Bodies: A Suite of Four Immersive Installations with Sensor Control
Renee Meyers
Communication
GroupBank Archival and Retrieval System
Co-PI: Elizabeth Buchanan, Information Studies
Devin Mueller
Psychology
Prefrontal Regulation of Drug Seeking After Extinction
Co-PI: James Moyer
Kristen Murphy
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rapid Knowledge Assessment: The Development and Validation of a New Assessment Instrument in Chemistry
Abbas Ourmazd
Physics
Direct Determination of Structure by Scattering
Co-PI: Peter Schwander
Arsenio Pacheco
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Protein-NO Interactions by Time-Resolved Protein X-Ray Crystallography
Co-PI: Marius Schmidt, Physics
David Petering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Zinc Trafficking in Proliferative Cells: Metallothionein and Other Sites
Gyaneshwar Prasad
Biological Sciences
Functional and Ecological Genomics of Sulfonate Utilization by Soybean Nodulating Bradyrhizobium Japonicum
Paul Roebber
Mathematical Sciences
Applied Research Opportunities for Students
Dilano Saldin
Physics
Biomolecular Structure from Ultrashort X-ray Pulses: Exploiting the Symmtery of Random Orientations
Co-PI: Valentin Shneerson
Marie Savundranayagam
Social Work
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease: Impact of Caregiver Communication Strategies on Communication Breakdown, Problem Behaviors, and Stress
Stefan Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
Do Soil-Borne Fungal Pathogens Explain Plant Species Coexistence and Diversity in Tropical Forests? An Experimental Test
Konstantin Sobolev
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Service Life of 120 Years
Co-PIs: Habib Tabatabai, Jian Zhao
Ichiro Suzuki
Computer Science
New Research Initiative in Distributed Robotic Systems
Gregory Thomson
Architecture
Energy Efficiency and Historic Preservation: Using Digital Simulation and Empirical Testing to Quantify Passive Systems of Environmental Control in National Register Eligible Buildings of the Early Modern Era
Wilfred Tysoe
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Investigation of Oxidation Catalytic Reaction Pathways on Model Gold-Palladium Alloy Catalysts
Laura Villamil
Anthropology
Margarita Archaeological Project: Investigating the Social Structure of A Classic Maya Urban Community
Linda Whittingham
Biological Sciences
Genetics of Disease Resistance and Female Mate Choice
Co-PI: Peter Dunn
Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Development of Type III Secretion System Inhibitors
Hao Zhang
Electrical Engineering
Functional Photoacoustic Imaging of Retinal Microvessels

2008

Thirty-one proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2008-2009 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.The winners were chosen from the original pool of 137 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions.

The projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from biological sciences, engineering, and physics, to History and French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

The awardees are:

Daniel Agterberg
Physics
Theory of Pair Density Wave Superconductors
Carmen Aguilar
WATER Institute
Quagga Mussel Feces-Mediated Trace Metal Mobilization in Lake Michigan
Co-PI: Russell Cuhel, WATER Institute
Luis Anchordoqui
Physics
Cosmology and Particle Physics from String Theory
Barry Cameron
Geosciences
The Explosive-Effusive Transition and Compositional Diversity at Basaltic Scoria Cones in Central America
Yichiang Cheng
Biological Sciences
Engineer Novel Anticancer Bio-Agents — A Pilot Study
Peter Dunn
Biological Sciences
Genetic Diversity and Immunity in Endangered Birds
Charles Fink
Biological Sciences
Regulation of Neuronal Plasticity by Protein Phosphatase 1
Peter Geissinger
Chemistry and Biochemistry
High Spatial Resolution Optical Fiber Sensor Arrays for Real-Time, Remote Monitoring of Water Supplies and Potable Water Distribution Networks
Shaoqin Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Bionanocomposite Components with a Solid Skin/Foamed Core Structure Produced via a Novel Supercritical Fluid Assisted Co-Injection Molding Process
Anne Hansen
History
Buddhist Ethics of Love & Attachment in Southeast Asian Narrative Art & Literature
Carol Hirschmugl
Physics
Synchrotron Based Infrared Imaging (SBIRI) and Chemometrics of Living Algal Cells
Gerlinde Hoebel
Biological Sciences
Reinforcement and Behavioral Plasticity
Rebecca Klaper
WATER Institute
Tools for Determining the Impact of Nanomaterials on the Aquatic Model Organism Daphnia Pulex
Bonita Klein-Tasman
Psychology
Early Cognitive and Behavioral Phenotype of NF-1
Co-PI: W. Hobart Davies, Psychology
Sergei Kuchin
Biological Sciences
Regulation of the Snf1 Protein Kinase in Yeast
Co-PI: Marianna Orlova, Biological Sciences
Mary Pat Kunert
Nursing
The Influence of Estrogen on the Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle Microcirculation in the Dahl S Female Rat
Vincent Larson
Mathematical Sciences
Mixed-phase Layer Clouds in the Arctic and Mid-Latitudes
Jin Li
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Adhesion and Survival Strategies of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in the Phyllosphere
Paul Lyman
Physics
Atomic Layer Deposition for Production of Polar Oxide Heterostructures
Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
Nursing
Violence in the Lives of HIV-Infected Women in Malawi: A Critical Ethnography
Co-PI: Patricia Stevens, Nursing
Adel Nasiri
Electrical Engineering
Power Smoothing and Low Voltage Ride Through Solutions for Wind Turbines
Co-PI: David Yu, Electrical Engineering
Julie Oliver
Biological Sciences
Development of Platelet-Targeted Nanoparticles for Treatment of Thrombotic Stroke
Peter Paik
French, Italian and Comparative Literature
As Realistic as God: World-Making in Literature and Media
Paul Roebber
Mathematical Sciences
Resolving Severe Weather Impacts of Global Climate Change
Xavier Siemens
Physics
Gravitational Wave Data Analysis and Astronomy
Ava Udvadia
Biological Sciences
Functional Analysis of Candidate Genes for Learning and Memory
Co-PI: Fred Helmstetter, Psychology
Michael Weinert
Physics
Polarization and Electric Fields in Heterostructures
Co-PI: Lian Li, Physics
Jorg Woehl
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Measuring Molecular Electric Fields at the Active Sites of Proteins: Development of High Resolution Single Molecule and Hole-Burning Techniques
Co-PI: Peter Geissinger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Leslie Ying
Electrical Engineering
Superfast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Compressed Sensing
Co-PI: Yi Ming Zou, Mathematical Sciences
Dazhong Zhao
Biological Sciences
Molecular Genetic Dissection of the MicroRNA160 Function in Arabidopsis Development
Jian Zhao
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
A Sensor Based on Electromagnetic Surface Wave Propagation for Bridge Monitoring
Co-PIs: Mukul Goyal, Computer Science; George Hanson, Electrical Engineering; Konstantin Sobolev, Civil Engineering and Mechanics

2007

UWM will fund 42 proposals in the 2007-2008 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.The winners were chosen from the original pool of 183 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from top U.S. research institutions, including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Harvard, Penn State, Northwestern, Stanford, the University of Michigan, and UW-Madison.

Although the funds to be awarded to each project are still under negotiation, the projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from chemistry, anthropology, and engineering, to urban planning, music, and literature.

The awardees are:

Joseph H. Aldstadt
Chemistry
Modeling The Fate Of Lead In Battlefield Soils
Co-PIs: Erik R. Christensen, Civil Engineering; Timothy J. Grundl, Geosciences
Harvey A. Bootsma
WATER Institute
Lake-Atmosphere Gas Exchange In Lake Michigan
Jian Chen
Chemistry
High-Dielectric-Constant Nanotube-Polymer Composites For Electromechanical Actuation
Co-PI: Sarah Gong, Mechanical Engineering
Anoop K. Dhingra
Mechanical Engineering
Optimum Experimental Design Of A General Purpose Load Transducer
Kathleen A. Dolan
Political Science
Gender Stereotypes Voting for Women and Evaluations of the American Political System
Nadya A. Fouad
Educational Psychology
Barriers For Women In STEM Careers
Sarah Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Novel Photopolymerizable Macromers For Tissue Engineering Applications
Co-PI: Douglas A. Steeber, Biological Sciences
Thomas M. Holbrook
Political Science
Structure Context and Voting Behavior in Mayoral Elections
John L. Isbell
Geosciences
Late Paleozoic Gondwanan Ice Age As Exposed In The Depositional Basins In Western Argentina
Tien-Chien Jen
Mechanical Engineering
Electrostatic-Force-Assisted Cold Gas Dynamic Spray Of Nanoparticles: A New Low Temperature Process
Co-PI: Junhong Chen, Mechanical Engineering
Mark V. Johnston
Occupational Therapy
Quality And Coordination Of Care For Persons With Disability: Developing A Survey Measure
Co-PIs: Amy Darragh; Kris Barnekow Occupational Therapy
Sergey Kravtsov
Mathematical Sciences
Stochastic Mode Reduction In Prototype Climate Models
Vincent E. Larson
Mathematical Sciences
A Boundary-Layer Parameterization For Weather Forecast Models
Lindsay J. McHenry
Geosciences
Improving Stratigraphic And Chronologic Control For Olduvai Gorge Bed II Archaeological Sites Using Tephra Geochemistry
Graham R. Moran
Chemistry
Kynureine-3-Monooxygenase And Ischemic Stroke
Abbas Ourmazd
Physics
Determining The Structure Of Individual Biological Molecules
Co-PIs: Valentin Shneerson; Dilano K Saldin; Physics
A. Andrew Pacheco
Chemistry
Structure-Function Relationships In Metalloenzymes With Multiple Redox-Active Centers
Sarah K. Patch
Physics
Thermoacoustic Tomography–Attenuation Correction
Zhong-Ren Peng
Urban Planning
Real-Time Traffic Management And Surveillance Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Co-PIs: Jun Zhang, Tian Zhao, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
David H. Petering
Chemistry
Cellular Zinc Imaging With Fluorescent Probes: What Is Being Imaged?
Jason R. Puskar
English
Underwriting The Accident: Narratives Of American Chance 1871-1935
Valerica Raicu
Physics
Brain Impedance Measurement Technique For Monitoring Of Anesthetic-Induced State Transition
Joel S. Rast
Political Science
Urban Redevelopment And Machine Building In Postwar Chicago: An Institutionalist Perspective
John D. Richards
Anthropology
Late Prehistoric Ceramic Chronology In The Western Great Lakes
Co-PI: Robert J. Jeske, Anthropology
Pradeep K. Rohatgi
Materials
Demonstration Of Feasibility Of Self Healing Metal Matrix Micro And Nanocomposites
Co-PI: Ryo S. Amano, Mechanical Engineering
Nigel T. Rothfels
Edison Initiative
Death And Butterflies In German New Guinea
Stefan A. Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
Do Lianas Alter Nutrient And Water Dynamics In Tropical Forests? An Experimental Test
Roger O. Smith
Occupational Therapy
Consumer Evaluation Of Assistive Technology: Web Based Data Collection And Reporting
Co-PIs: Kathleen L. Rust, Todd D. Schwanke, R2D2 Center
Ann C. Snyder
Human Movement Sciences
Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation For Immobilization-Induced Muscle Atrophy
Co-PI: Janis T. Eells, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Douglas A. Steeber
Biological Sciences
Detection Of Infectious Disease Using High-Frequency Microelectronic Biosensors Based On Organic Semiconductors
Co-PI: David P. Klemer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Patricia E. Stevens
Nursing
Feasibility Study Involving Monolingual Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Women Living With HIV
Hanh Q. Trinh
Health Care Administration & Information
Service Capacity Competition During The Era Of Managed Care: The Case Of Urban Hospitals
Anastasios A. Tsonis
Mathematical Sciences
An Investigation Into The Role Of Atmospheric Teleconnections In Climate
Florence Vatan
French, Italian and Comparative Literature
Mastering Sensibility: The Aesthetics Of Flaubert And Baudelaire In Light Of Contemporary Medical Conceptions
Jon Welstead
Music
Leonard Sorkin International Institute Of Chamber Music Expansion
Co-PIs: Caen Thomason-Redus, Todd Levy, Wolfgang Laufer, Judit Jaimes, Yuri Gandelsman, Ralph Evans, Christopher Burns, Efim Boico, Kevin Hartman, Music
Jeb F. Willenbring
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Problems In Quantum Computation
Douglas W. Woods
Psychology
Examining The Role Of Attention In Tic Suppression: A pilot Investigation
Co-PI: Christine A. Conelea, Psychology
Hong (Iris) Xie
School Of Information Studies
Multiple Information Seeking Strategies In Information Retrieval: User Involvement And System Role
Vladislav V. Yakovlev
Physics
Advancing Real-Time Non-Invasive Microscopic Chemical Imaging With Nonlinear Raman Spectroscopy
Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Dissecting The Type III Secretion System Regulon In A Model Plant Pathogen Erwinia Chrysanthemi 3937
Erica B. Young
Biological Sciences
Phosphorus Acquisition: Exploring New Paradigms In Freshwater Phytoplankton
Co-PI: John A. Berges, Biological Sciences
Hong Yu
Health Care Administration & Information
Towards The Building Of The Next Generation Of Information Retrieval In Biology: Linking Abstract Sentences To Images
Co-PI: Joseph Bockhorst, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

2006

Jon Welstead
Music
Leonard Sorkin International Institute for Chamber Music (ICM)
Co-PIs: Elfin Boico, Christopher Burns; Ralph Evans; Yuri Gandelsman; Kevin Hartman; Judit Jaimes; Wolfgang Laufer; Caen Thomason-Redus; Bernard Zinck, Music
Brad Lichtenstein
Film
docUWM: Providing Documentary Services
Co-PI: Alison I. Rostankowski, Journalism/Mass Communication
Michael Liston
Philosophy
Nineteenth Century Images of Science: A Philosophical Analysis of Their Import for Current Debates
Daniel Sherman
Center for 21st Century Studies
Center for 21st Century Studies Advancement & Planning
Carmen Aguilar
WATER Institute
Impact of Filter-Feeding Bivalves in Lake Michigan: Seasonal Variation of Phytoplankton Community Structure and Gene Expression
Co-PIs: Russell L. Cuhel; Matthew L. Rise, WATER Institute
John Buntin
Biological Sciences
Hormone-Brain Interactions Involved in Parental Behavior Expression
Yi-Qiang Eric Cheng
Biological Sciences
Natural Product Discovery from Genome-Sequenced Microorganisms
Co-PI: Patrick Anderson, WATER Institute
James Cook
Chemistry
Novel GABA-A Ligands for Treating Alzheimer’s-Related Cognitive Deficits
Co-PI: Fred J. Helmstetter, Psychology
Steven Forst
Biological Sciences
Genomic Analysis of Antibiotic Genes in the Bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophila
Soyoung Sue Ann Lee
Health Sciences
Speech Production of English-Korean Bilingual Children
Co-PI: Gregory K. Iverson, Foreign Languages & Linguistics
Mark McBride
Biological Sciences
Mechanism of Flavobacterium Gliding Motility
Graham Moran
Chemistry
4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase and Tyrosinemia
James Moyer Jr.
Psychology
Plasticity and Dendritic Signaling in Hippocampal Neurons as a Function of Learning and Aging
Co-PI: Fred J. Helmstetter, Psychology
Michael Muehlenbein
Anthropology
Testosterone, Energetics and Immunity: The Costs of Being Male
Co-PIs: Julia Z. Bonner, Norris Health Center; Douglas A. Steeber, Biological Sci; Ann M. Swartz, Human Movement Sci
Kristian O’ConnorHealth Sciences
An Innovative Diagnostic Tool for Reducing Traumatic Knee Injuries
Co-PI: Brian S R. Armstrong, Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci
Stefan Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
The Ecology and Distribution of Liana (vines) and Tree Species in Tropical Forests
Mark Schwartz
Geography
National Phenological Research Center
Dietmar Wolfram
Information Studies
Discovering Hidden User Search Patterns through Visualization of Transaction Logs
Co-PI: Jin O. Zhang, Information Studies
Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Impact of Nanomaterials on Microbial Community in Phyllosphere: A Genome Study
Co-PI: Jin Li, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Erica Young
Biological Sciences
Long-Term Ecological Change in a Vulnerable Wisconsin Wetland
Co-PI: Mark D. Schwartz, Geography
Co-PIs: Gretchen Meyer, James Reinartz, UWM Field Station
Dazhong Dave Zhao
Biological Sciences
Signaling of Cell Fate Determination During Sexual Reproduction
Daniel Agterberg
Physics
Theory of Electron Spins in Magnetic, Superconducting, and Spintronic Materials
Bruce Allen
Physics
Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Astrophysics
Co-PIs: Jolien D. Creighton; Marie Alesendra J. Papa; Patrick R. Brady; John L. Friedman; Leonard Parker; Alan Wiseman, Physics
Jian Chen
Chemistry
Nanoengineering Stable Carbon Nanotube Aerogels
Dyanna Czeck
Geosciences
Linking Quantitative Values of Strain and Fabrics in Naturally Deformed Rocks
Steven Dornbos
Geosciences
Shedding Light on the Cambrian Explosion
Shaoqin Sarah Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable and Eco-friendly Bio-based Polymer Composites
Prasenjit Guptasarma
Physics
Growth of Single Crystals of Materials with Highly Correlated Ground Electron States
Co-PI: Bimal K. Sarma, Physics
Sergey Kravtsov
Atmospheric Sciences
Effects of Eddies onto Decadal Variability of Large-Scale Ocean Currents and Climate
Vince Larson
Atmospheric Sciences
Global Climate and the Carbon Cycle
Paul Lyman
Physics
Atomic Layer Deposition for Production of Nanostructured Materials
Adeeb Rahman
Civil Engineering
An Engineering Approach to Improve the Assessment and Prevention of Hip Fractures in the Elderly: Initial Development of Concept and Methodology
Co-PI: Chris Papadopoulos, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Co-PI: David Klemer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Valerica Raicu
Physics
Instrument Development and Application to Quantitative Protein-Protein Interaction Studies in Vivo
Co-PI: Dilano K. Saldin, Physics
Paul Roebber
Atmospheric Science
A New Paradigm for Understanding the Seasonal Predictability of Climate
Co-PI: Chaoyang Zeng, Physics
Sara Benesh
Political Science
Supreme Court Monitoring of Lower Courts in Cases Not Formally Decided
Aaron Buseh
Nursing
Individual and Community Environment Effects on HIV Stigma in HIV-Infected African American Men
Co-PI: Patricia W. Stevens, Nursing
Dave Edyburn
Exceptional Education
Validation of Student Academic Achievement Using Technology Enhanced Performance Intervention Menus
Co-PI: Roger O. Smith, Occupational Therapy
Anthony Greene
Psychology
How Humans Learn Contextual Associations: Functional MRI Analysis
Co-PI: Fred J. Helmstetter, Psychology
Anthony Hains
Educational Psychology
Influence of Social Attributions on Type 1 and Type II Diabetes Adherence
Co-PI: William H. Davies, Psychology
Fred Helmstetter
Psychology
Imaging Memory Formation Using High-Field MRI
Co-PI: James R J. Moyer Jr, Psychology
Carol Ott
Nursing
Grief Intervention for Spouses and Adult Children of Persons with End-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
Jennifer Peterson
Communication
Families Coping with HIV: The Impact of a Mother’s Infection
Co-PI: Lindsay M. Timmerman, Communication
Azara Santiago-Rivera
Educational Psychology
Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression in Latino Adults
Co-PI: Jonathan W. Kanter, Psychology
Kathleen Sawin
Nursing
Adaptation in Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents and Young Adults