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Research and Productive Scholarship Program Past Awards

Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Sahar Agahasafari “Multimedia Arts Learning: Connecting STEAM among Special Education Students” $9,378.80
Elizabeth Easley “Comparison of Fitness Measures and Physical Activity Levels in NJCAA Female Athletes between Their Competitive Season and Their Off-Season” $7,491.00
Amy Gerald “The Black Grimkés in Charleston: Building Public Memory of Black Descendants of White Planters” $9,303.00
Peter Seipel “What Do We Owe the Global Poor?” $7,539.00
Sarah Sellhorst “Production of a Peer-Reviewed Manuscript about Faculty Perceptions on Undergraduate Research at a Predominantly 2-Year Campus” $7,198.00
Nahid Swails “Magnetic Field-Assisted Laser Welding: Towards Reliable and Sustainable Joining Process for Shape Memory Alloys” $3,372.50
  Total: $44,282.30
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Marybeth Berry The Deconstruction of Athol Fugards "The Island" $7,664
Courtney Catledge Evaluation of a one dose Hepatitis B booster in meeting immunity requirements for BSN students $10,708
Kate Holland Assessing the Impact of the Pandemic Induced by the Spread of the Coronavirus on Academic Success, Daily Habits, and Overall Mental Health in College Undergraduates $5,085
Jason Holt Spectral Bifurcations of the One-Dimensional Schrodinger Operators with Slowly Decaying Sparse Potentials $6,123
Patrick Lawrence Obscenity and Comics:  Exploration of Key Themes and New Perspectives $6,650
Brittany Taylor - Driggers Adaptable Art Studio Spaces at Universities in SC $3,770
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Adam Biggs Strange Cures: Book Proposal $8,258 
Elizabeth Easley and Sarah Sellhorst Incorporating a Research-Based Curriculum into the Biology 243 and 244 Laboratory Sequence

Peter Seipel Should We Be Effective Altruists? $6,191 
Nahid Swails A Novel Approach for Designing Microstructure of Structural Materials with Improved Mechanical Properties $4,458 
Jerrod Yarosh Exploring Perceptions of Racial Bias in Pro-Environmental Behaviors $3,430 
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Kate Holland Examining Changes in Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and Performance on a Verbal Fluency Task as a Function of Anger Expression Style $6, 253
Jason Holt On the Spectrum of the One-Dimensional Schrodinger Operator with Sparse Delta Function Potentials $5,942
Dana Lawrence Romeo and Juliet Tourism in Verona $3,462
Patrick Lawrence "Obscene Gestures: Counter - Narratives of Sex and Race in the Twentieth Century" $8, 821
David Roberts Individuation Gone Awry: Cynicism and the Therapeutic $9, 464
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Brooke Bauer and Brittany Taylor-Driggers The Ripple Effect of Historical and Curatorial Research in Public Spaces $5,090.00
Steven J. Campbell Predicting Leaders’ Decisions during International Crises: The Utility of Poliheuristic Theory $5,432.00
Stephen Criswell SC Native American Documentation Fieldwork: Pee Dee, Edisto, Santee $3,464.00
Elizabeth Easley Faculty Perceptions Regarding Undergraduate Research at Predominantly 2-year Campuses $4,835.94
Christopher Judge Radiometric Dating of Archaeological Features Containing Triangular Arrowheads from the Johannes Kolb Site $1,900.00
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick Continuing Studies on Low Morale in the North American Workplace $4,200.00
Peter Seipel Segregation at American Airports $8,799.00
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Li Cai Immuno - Targeting of Cancer Cells with Human Natural Antibodies  $6,125
Susan Cruise Factors of Risk Status and Persistence of Undergraduate Students at the University of South Carolina Lancaster $4,845
Fran Gardner Book in Progress Working Title: Bravery, Ritual, and Practice: Elements of a Creative Life $4,329
Kate Holland Examination of the Influence of Trait Rumination on Spatial Ability Under High and Low Arousal Conditions $5,855
Patrick Lawrence Counter - Narratives of Sex and Race in the 1970s $6,159
Kim Richardson The Church in Newly Independent Brazil $1,984
David Roberts Cynicism within Culture and Education $5,266
Sarah Hunt Sellhorst Visceral Adipose Tissue in College Students Manuscript $5,437
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Brooke Bauer An Enduring People: Catawba Women and Education
Adam Biggs The Newest Negroes: Revisions $3,736.79
Stephen Criswell South Carolina Native American Documentation Fieldwork Project $5,953.85 
Elizabeth Easley The influence of physical activity and exercise motivation, benefits, and barriers on body composition in college students at a rural, Southern university $4,166.91
Chris Judge A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Research Potential of a Large Collection of Prehistoric Native American Artifacts Recently Donated to USCL’s Native American Studies Center $3,868.67 
Howard Kingkade Short Film Project $7,079.36 
Bettie Obi- Johnson and Annette Golonka Identification of Unknown Compounds in the Floral Scent of Gelsemium sempervirens  $10,437.30 
Todd Scarlett Foraging movements of Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) determined by satellite tracking  $800.00 
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Marybeth Berry "Bea & Me”: A Solo Performance  $3,369
Dr. Mike Bonner Indexing Fees $2,037
Brent Burgin An Epistolary Review of Catawba Indian Letters to the Governor $2,653
Dr. Steven Campbell Games Advisers Play: Political Manipulation of Foreign Policy in the Carter Administration $4,537
Dr. Susan Cruise Barriers in higher education for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system $4,316
Dr. Kate Holland Extending the Capacity Model to Include High and Low Levels of Trait Anxiety: Examination of the Influence of Affective and Cognitive Stress on Cardiovascular Reactivity and Performance on an Affective Memory Task Using a Dual Task Paradigm $5,704
Dr. David Roberts Cynicism within Culture and Education $5,167
Dr. Sarah Sellhorst The Relationship of Visceral Adipose Tissue to BMI and W/H Ratio in College Students Aged 18-25 years $8,035
Brittany Taylor-Driggers Differences in Dirt: Clay Relationships within the NAS Special Collection Part II $4,182
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Chris Bundrick Woven Between the Lines: The Short Fiction of Elliott White Springs $2,500
Dr. Fernanda Burke Improving the Pharmacokinetics of Naturally Occurring Peptides: A Parallel Teaching Approach $8,050
Dr. Courtney Catledge Evaluation of lung capacity utilizing serial peak flow results in students from 6-12 grades participating in Band and implications for asthma outcomes $7,725
Dr. Elizabeth Easley The influence of physical activity and exercise motivation, benefits, and barriers on body composition in college students at a rural, Southern university $9,640
Fran Gardner Artistic Works: Two Summer Projects $7,524
Ann Scott Implementing Appreciative Advising within a Rural BSN Collaborative Program $2,061
Dr. Andy Yingst A Context in which Finite Ergodicity is Generic $2,500
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Mike Bonner The Blockade in the Civil War $3,006
Brent Burgin Saving an Ancient Tradition: The 1973 Columbia Museum of Art Catawba Pottery Exhibit $4,292
Dr. Steven Campbell Brzezinski’s Controversial Enemy Image of the Soviet Union $3,906
Dr. Stephen Criswell South Carolina Folklife Essay Collection $5,169
Dr. Kate Holland Extension of a Double Dissociation Paradigm to Include Exposure to Physiological Stress in High and Low Hostile Individuals $5,000
Chris Judge Searching for the Earliest Corn Crop in South Carolina $2,375
Dr. Nick Lawrence Appealing to the Sensible: “Mr. Parkman’s Tour,” Gold Fever, and Melville’s Ambivalent Westward Approach $4,241
Dr. Annette Golonka and Dr. Bettie Obi- Johnson Gelsemium sempervirens: Scent Profile and Nectar Inhabiting Microorganisms $2,242
Brittany Taylor-Driggers Differences in Dirt: A Research of Clay Relationships within NAS Special Collection $9,769
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Fernanda Burke A Teaching Approach to Improving the Pharmacokinetics of Naturally Occurring Peptides $9,100
Dr. Walt Collins Indexing Project for the edited volume The Sefi Atta Reader, Walter Collins, editor $800
Fran Gardner Personal Petroglyphs: A Developing Body of Work $3,800
Dr. Lisa Hammond Contemporary American Motherhood Memoirs article $3,800
Claudia Y. Heinemann-Priest Catawba Language Material Retrieval Project – the NAA Rudes/Siebert collection $2,500
Marybeth Holloway Expressive Actor/Lugering Method Training & Presentation of Work at La Mama Symposium for Directors $7,200
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick An inquiry regarding the experiences of Korean academic librarians $5,300
Dr. Howard Kingkade Film Project $3,300
Dr. Dana Lawrence Communication, Collaboration, and Community: A Participatory Design Approach to Writing Center Administration $4,300
Dr. Bruce Nims Revision for Publication of Three Conference Papers on Akira Kurosawa $3,700
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Noni Bohonak Development of Online CSCE101 $12,000
Dr. Michael Bonner Completion of Manuscript: Confederate Political Economy $2,214
Dr. Stephen Criswell Phase 2 of Oral History Collection and Transcription $8,151
Dr. Nicholas Guittar Sexual Affinity/Sexual Identity Study $3,437
Dr. Kate Holland Capacity Model for Anxious Arousal and Type II Diabetes $13,549
Dr. Bettie Obi-Johnson The Role of Nectar-Inhibiting Yeast in Plants $2,437
Chris Judge USCL Native American Studies Center-Summer Research $7,792
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Brent Burgin The Origins of Catawba Literacy $4,413
Dr. Fernanda Burke Improving the Pharmacokinetics of Naturally Occurring Peptides Involved in Satiety and Metabolism Disorders $12,839
Dr. Steven Campbell Archival Research to Expand Work Related to Dissertation Topic, Leading to Publications in Political Science $2,000
Fran Gardner Place & Voice: Preparation for Artist-in-Residence at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico $8,375
Mary Beth Holloway Expenses Related to a Theatrical Production in Osijek, Croatia $8,000
Dr. Sarah Hunt-Sellhorst Differences Among Traditional Body Composition Measures Across Age and Activity Level in Older Adults $2,180
Brittany Taylor Drawing in Clay: An Artistic Collaboration to create a Body of Work with a Catawba Potter, Phase 1 of 3 Phases $8,927
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Bettie Obi-Johnson “Measurement of Chemicals Leached from Plastic Food Containers by SPE GC-MS: Development Of an Undergraduate Chemistry Experiment” $6,381
Dr. Annette Golonka “Identification of Nectar-Inhibiting Microorganisms in Local Populations of the Plant Silene Carolinian” $1,047
Dr. Kate Holland “Lateralized Differences in Cerebral Activation as a Function of Digestive Stress: Changes in EEG Beta Magnitude in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Men and Women” $6,445
Dr. Lisa Hammond “Finding the Goddess and Other Poems” $5,007
Dr. Stephen Criswell “South Carolina Native American History Collection Project $6,145
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Claudia Y. Heinemann-Priest The Review Panel recommends funding this proposal for continued development and expansion of a comprehensive dictionary for the Catawba Language. $3,184
Dr. Fernanda Burke The Review Panel recommends funding this very well developed proposal for improving the pharmacokinetics of naturally occurring peptides involved in satiety and metabolism disorders $11,636
Dr. Kate Holland The Review Panel recommends partial funding this proposal for assessing neuropsychological and physiological correlates of aging. We recommend funding for the equipment required to carry out the study, but suggest that subjects be recruited without compensation. $718
Dr. Noni Bohonak The request was for student assistants to help Dr. Bohonak continue her work on computer modeling of protein folding $3,466
Marybeth Holloway This proposal was to support research of Beatrice Herford’s work. $4,988
Christopher Judge This proposal was to provide summer salary and benefits for Chris to develop and prepare an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant application. $6,008
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Nicol Augusté Decoding the Catawba: Utilizing Archives to Unearth Post-Removal American Indian Realities $7,719
Dr. Mark Coe Developing Research Skills and Making Contacts in Discipline $2,400
Dr. Stephen Criswell Preparation for Publication of Body of Work on African American Family Reunion Traditions $8,529
Dr. Howard Kingkade Preparation of Scripts for National and International Writing Competitions $3,525
Dr. Bettie Obi-Johnson Development of Inquiry-Based Chemistry Labs Using Modern Analytical Instrumentation $5,500
Small Grant Awards
Dr. Shemsi Alhaddad Hecke Algebras for Monomial Groups $1,474
Dr. Mark Coe Travel Expenses in excess of departmental funds available $600
Dr. Sarah Hunt Relationship of BMI and Body Composition in Predicting Frailty and Quality of Life $1,555
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Walt Collins Voice recorder, ground transportation and summer stipend with fringe benefits to conduct scholarly interviews of two authors. $6,608
Fran Gardner Production of a body of work for exhibition at the Florence Museum of Art, Dec 2007-Jan 2008 $9,878
Chris Judge Supplies, equipment, consultant fees, carbon 14 dating charges and salaries for two archaeological technicians for 6 days and 1 lab technician for 6 days. $7,587
Small Grant Awards
Dr. Howard Kingkade Travel to premier of movie Hole in the Paper Sky written by Kingkade $1,500
Dr. Annette Golonka Exploration of nectar inhabiting microorganisms in local populations of the plant Silene Caroliniana $1,421
Mike Reynolds Travel to present conference paper Contesting Morality: Ideology and Sectional Conflict in Antebellum America $821
Terri Polenski Equipment and seed monies for future research project $1,500
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Stephen Criswell Completion of editing collection of essays on South Carolina folklore and folklife. $7,879
Dr. Todd Scarlet Reproductive success of Red-Headed Woodpecker in Urban and Rural Habitats $7,368
Dr. Lisa Rashley The Material Manifestation of Slavery: Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata and Pam Durban’s So Far Bac $7,753
(awarded in 2005, but deferred to 2006)
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Noni Bohonak Student research assistants and equipment $5,560
Dr. Danny Faulkner Visits to Lowell Observatory and AAS meeting $5,000
Dr. David Norman Various conference papers and proposals for publications $3,182
Dr. Walt Collins Research, presentation, and eventual publication of scholarly essay and for publishers' permission fees to quote from novels for book project $1,528
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Fran Gardner Language & Landscape: Taking the Art and Poetry Collaboration to Publication $6,678
Dr. Danny Faulkner The Study of Interacting Binary Stars $5,220
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Dwayne Brown The Effects of USCL Arts and Science Adventure Camp, Summer Experiences for Children in Grades 6 to 9 on Mathematics Achievement and Student Attitude $8,771
Dr. B. H. Caraway The Production of a cRNA Library for Spirillum volutans ATCC 19554 by Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‑PCR) $6,229
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Noni Bohonak Continuing work: Finding a Fitness Function to be Used with Genetic Algorithms to Solve a Protein Folding Problem: The ab initio Prediction of a Protein Using Torsion Angles $2,840
Fran Gardner  Development of new bodies of work $7,064
Dr. Todd Scarlett The Relationship Between Masting Trees and Potential Seed Dispersing Birds and Mammals $2,500
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. B. H. Caraway Purchase of the Revco Ultra Temperature Freezer $5,811
Dr. Lisa Rashley Chapbook project tentatively titled Notice of the Iguanodon $2,689
Dr. Lori Robison Continuing work toward the completion of book:Domesticating Difference: Gender, Race, and the Birth of a New South $1500 (not awarded due to resignation; funds diverted to travel)
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Noni Bohonak Acquisition of computer equipment for protein modeling project $2,340
Dr. Danny Faulkner Continuing study of eclipsing binary stars $2,340
Fran Gardner Art supplies, services and travel/subsistence to Santa Fe, NM to study work of Georgia O’Keeffe $2,820
Dr. Eric Wolfe Summer stipend for revision and re-submission of manuscripts for publication $2,500
Faculty/Staff Project Amount
Dr. Noni Bohonak Finding a Fitness Function to be Used with Genetic Algorithms to Solve a Protein Folding Problem: The ab initio Prediction of a Protein Using Torsion Angles $3,010
Dr. Danny Faulkner Study of Eclipsing Binary Stars $2,932
Dr. Lisa Rashley Project on Frances Sargent Osgood $2,958
Dr. Lori Robison Continuing work toward the completion of book: Domesticating Difference: Gender, Race and the Birth of a New South $5,100
Dr. Todd Scarlett Effects of Mast Seeding on the Population Biology of Birds and Mammals $11,000