The Vice President for Research and Innovation announces the recipients of 2014 Faculty Research Awards

The purpose of the Faculty Research Awards program is to stimulate research by providing faculty with support for research expenses, including travel, summer stipend, equipment, supplies, contractual services, shared facility use, and graduate or undergraduate student research assistance.  

The Faculty Research Awards Committee, composed of faculty appointed by the University Senate, evaluated proposals on the basis of their intellectual merit.  Vice President for Research and Innovation Kimberly Andrews Espy funded twenty-one awards. 


Congratulations to the 2014 Faculty Research Award recipients:      

Mark Alfano, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, “Nietzsche’s Socio-Moral Psychology”

Melissa Michaud Baese-Berk, Assistant Professor, Linguistics, “Indexing Linguistic Expectation through Speech Rate”

Aletta Biersack, Professor, Anthropology, “Mining Among Ipili Speakers:  An Ethnography of Global Connection”

Scott Bridgham, Professor, Biology & Environmental Studies, “Controls over methane cycling in tropical wetlands”

Stephanie Clark, Assistant Professor, English, “Prayer and the Gift:  Theories of Prayer in Anglo Saxon England”

Philip Fisher, Professor, Psychology, “Demonstration of Feasibility of Resting State Functional Connectivity MRI Study of Infants with Prenatal Substance Exposure”

Jennifer Freyd, Professor, Psychology, “Institutional Betrayal”

Bryna Goodman, Professor, History, “Economics and the New Chinese Republic:  Sovereignty, Capitalism, and Freedom in the Shanghai Bubble of 1921-22”

Evlyn Gould, Professor, Romance Languages, “Salons and Cénacles in Fin de Siècle Paris:  the Unsung Influence of Catulle Mendès”

Sara Hodges, Professor, Psychology, “Women’s Perceptions of Feedback in STEM”

Dong Hoon Kim, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, “Between Self-Reliance and Globalism:  Commercial Filmmaking in North Korea”

Loren Kajikawa, Assistant Professor, Music, “Before Rap:  DJs, MCs, and Pre-1979 Hip-Hop Performances”

Toby Koenigsberg,  Associate Professor, Music, “Transforming Piano Instruction:  Incorporating Jazz Improvisation into the Curricula”

Rebecca Lewis, Assistant Professor, Planning, Public Policy and Management, “Integrating Climate, Transportation and Land Use Planning in Oregon”

Andrew Lovering, Associate Professor, Human Physiology, “Effect of hypobaria on exercise and hypoxemia-induced Intrapulmonary shunt”

Christopher Michlig, Assistant Professor, Art, “Broken Type:  Intergeneration Sustainability and Letterpress Printing”

Nicole Ngo, Assistant Professor, Planning, Public Policy and Management, “The global health impacts of intercontinental air pollution”

Carol Silverman, Professor, Anthropology, “Global Gypsy:  Balkan Romani World Music”

Scott Stewart, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Molecular Biology, “New Technology to Control Gene Expression in Zebrafish”

Kelly Sutherland, Assistant Professor, Biology & Clark Honors College, “Distribution and predation potential of jellyfish at biological hotspots off the Oregon coast”

Elizabeth Tippett, Assistant Professor,  Law, “The Effect of Attorney Advertising on Medical Decisions”