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Grant Awardees

2019 Grant Awardees

Since 2010, the Office of the Provost has awarded more than 450 grants at USC Columbia and the Regional Palmetto Colleges through the Internal Grant Program. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to provide funding to support full-time faculty, regardless of rank or track, in achieving their scholarship goals. Grants support faculty in a variety of ways including research, scholarship, creative activities, course design and collaboration.  The current year's group of awardees are listed below by program.

 

Creative and Performing Arts Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Kwon, Hyunji Assistant Professor Art College of Arts and Sciences Art and Trauma: Creative Art for Vulnerable Women
Robinson, Mary Catherine Professor Art College of Arts and Sciences Regeneration: Invoking Connection Through Fiber
Valdes, Marius Ivan Associate Professor Art College of Arts and Sciences Exploring Introversion through Picture Book Art
Walker, Alicia Wynn Associate Professor Music School of Music The Path to the Podium: A Pedagogy of Conducting

 

Humanities Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Crocker, Holly Adryan Professor English College of Arts and Sciences Feminism Without Gender in Late Medieval Literature
Elfenbein, Jessica Professor History College of Arts and Sciences Reclaiming Ferguson, South Carolina 1890-1940: A Community Study
Gulick, Anne Associate Professor English College of Arts and Sciences Decolonizing Students: Critical Pedagogy and Higher Education in Anglophone African Literature
Hubbert, Julie Associate Professor Music School of Music Technology, Listening and Labor: Music in New Hollywood Film (1967-1980)
Kneas, David Assistant Professor Geography College of Arts and Sciences Good Stories: The Narratives, Knowledge, and Expertise that Sustain Global Copper Exploration
Minett, Mark E Assistant Professor English College of Arts and Sciences Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood
Smith, Mark Michael Professor History College of Arts and Sciences Emotion, Sense, Experience 

 

Pedagogy

Name Title Department College Project
Ducate, Lara Claire Professor Languages, Literatures, & Cult. College of Arts and Sciences Exploring Multidisciplinary Approaches to Integrative Learning: Faculty Perspectives and Practices
Wang, Cuizhen (Susan) Professor Geography College of Arts and Sciences Improving Undergraduate Experiential Learning Outcomes in Geospatial Science

 

Social Sciences Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Dawes, Molly  Assistant Professor Education Education Preservice Teachers’ Readiness to Address Bullying: Assessing Knowledge and Measurement Development
DiStefano, Christine  Professor Education Education Pioneering Child Mental Health Assistance in the Ecuadorian Educational System
Fowler, Lauren A  Clinical Assistant Professor Medicine Medicine The Effects of Fatigue on Cognitive Performance and Empathy in Medical Students
Harrison, Conor M  Assistant Professor Geography Arts and Sciences Electric Geographies: The new geographical political economy of electricity in the United States
Kim, Hoikwang  Assistant Professor Business Business Measuring (In)Attention to Mutual Fund Fees: Evidence from Experiments
Shinkareva, Svetlana V.  Associate Professor Psychology Arts and Sciences Resolving conflicting affective signals in the brain
Walsemann, Katrina M. Associate Professor Health Prom Educ & Behavior Public Health Intergenerational student debt and the mental health of mothers and their young adult children
Woo, Bongki  Assistant Professor Social Work Social Work Racial Hate Crimes in South Carolina: Perceptions and Responses

 

Visiting Scholars Awardees

Name Title Department College Project
Finney, Nikky Professor English Arts and Sciences At War With Ourselves
Goblirsch, Kurt Gustav Professor Languages, Literatures, & Cult. Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholar Grant: Anatoly Liberman, University of Minnesota
Harrison, Conor M Assistant Professor Geography Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholar Grant: Dr. Gavin Bridge
Jenkins-Henry, Toby S Associate Professor Instruction & Teacher Educ.  Education Sport, Education, & Identity
Petti, Roberto Professor Physics & Astronomy Arts and Sciences Nuclear Parton Distributions: Unveiling the Structure of Nuclei