Grants and Publications

Updated June 8, 2015

Grants

Mark Williams – Alcohol and Drug Program Coordinator has been awarded a grant for the 11th consecutive year for a total funding of over $91 thousand dollars.  The funds are used to purchase promotional items, Peer Education training manuals, and Core Alcohol and Drug Survey materials.  Peer Education students are also provided the opportunity to attend conferences and expand their peer education network. 

Anthony Scheffler – has been awarded a grant from GA DOE in support of STEM Rich Education.  This grant is competency based.

Martha Laughlin and Kate Warner – have been awarded a sub-award through the “National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Dept of Defense.” NOTE:  Please see attached the official press release.

Shirley Andrews, Nancy Sartin and Anthony Scheffler – have been awarded the “Affordable Learning Georgia” grant in Science and Technology from the USG/BOR.  The Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation grants are intended to: (1) pilot different approaches in USG courses for textbook transformation including adoption, adaptation, and creation of Open Educational Resources and identification and adoption of materials already available in GALILEO and USG libraries; (2) provide support to faculty, libraries, and their institutions to implement these approaches; (3) lower the cost of college for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation.  

Timothy Henkel, Emily Croteau and Matthew Waters - have been awarded the “Affordable Learning Georgia” grant in Biology from the USG/BOR.  The Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation grants are intended to: (1) pilot different approaches in USG courses for textbook transformation including adoption, adaptation, and creation of Open Educational Resources and identification and adoption of materials already available in GALILEO and USG libraries; (2) provide support to faculty, libraries, and their institutions to implement these approaches; (3) lower the cost of college for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation.  

Christine James and Michael Holt – have been awarded the “Affordable Learning Georgia” grant in Philosophy from the USG/BOR.  The Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation grants are intended to: (1) pilot different approaches in USG courses for textbook transformation including adoption, adaptation, and creation of Open Educational Resources and identification and adoption of materials already available in GALILEO and USG libraries; (2) provide support to faculty, libraries, and their institutions to implement these approaches; (3) lower the cost of college for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation.  

Lynn Minor and Anthony Scheffler – have been awarded the “GA Network for Transforming Educator Preparation Grant” (GaNTEP) from the GA Professional Commission Standard, Board of Regents of the University System of GA and the GA Department of Education.  This grant is in support of the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation and Race To The Top initiatives.

Anthony Scheffler – has been awarded a grant from GA DOE in support of STEM Rich Education (which is competency based.)  This grant is under Publicity restrictions: Any publicity given to the services provided under this grant must be approved prior to release by the GA DOE.

J. Richard Carter – has been awarded a sub-award to collaborate with the University of Georgia on an National Science Foundation grant in “Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections: Building and sustaining a research database for a global di-o-diversity hotspot.”

Matthew Waters – has been awarded a grant from Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.  His research project “The Impacts and Interactions of Dominant Invasive Species in Lake Seminole, GA” will document the distributions of 3 invasive species currently in Lake Seminole as well as relate their distributions to limnological parameters and sediment transport.

Martha Laughlin and Kate Warner – have been awarded a sub-award through the “National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Dept of Defense.”  This grant is important to Dr. Warner’s department and promising for future partnerships and or awards.  This grant is also “at this time” under publicity restrictions. 

Rebecca Green – has been awarded 2 grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  One award “New Careers in Nursing” is for student scholarships in the career of nursing.  The second award is for the develop of mentoring and leadership programs for nursing students.

Jade Coston – was award an initial grant, then the GA Dept of Public Health requested she add additional responsibilities, therefore, adding additional funds for the Babies Can’t Wait program.   Dr. Jade Coston is the lead on this grant but she is assisted by Dr. Julia Lee, Dr. Corine Myers-Jennings, and Lorna Mullis.

Dorothy Dye – Dr. Dye is the Executive Director of “My Friend’s House,” a Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Program.  Dr. Dye has been awarded several grants by the Southern Georgia Regional Commission – Area Agency on Aging.  One such grant is “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” this program provides a 6 week educational program to provide family caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence.