Degas, Portrait de M. Duranty
STUDY GRANT PROGRAM
Van Gogh, A Woman Reading
Previous Study Grant Recipients
Proposals and Annotated Bibliographies
Adams, Brett (History), High, Low, and Everything in Between: An Examination of American Cultural History
Andrade, Mary Ann (English), Contemporary European Fiction
Angel, Lauryn (English), Superheroes and American Culture
Arduengo, Josh (Psychology), History of Psychedelics
Brody, Salena (Psychology), Giving Psychology Away
Sauter, Alan (Mathematics), Geometric Methods: A Panoramic Study of Modern Applications
Tullock, Samuel (History), The First Five Hundred Years
Volanto, Keith (History), An Introduction to the Study of Historical Memory
Wiltsie, Cheryl (English), Memoria, Alexievich, and a New Genre: A Collage of Human Voices
Betsey Brody (Government), "The Social Science and Popular Literature on Work-Family Balance"
Kristi Clark-Miller, (Sociology), "Scientific Research as the Foundation of Modern Era Comprehensive Sex Education"
Sean Geraghty, (Foreign Languages), "Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani's Asar al-Balaghah (The Mysteries of Eloquence)
Carl Hasler, (Philosophy), "The Neo-Thomist revival in the 20th Century"
Joan Jenkins, (History), "Paving the Road to Hell: The Origins of World War I"
Roger Ward, (History), "Readings on Cassius Marcellus Clay and Antebellem Southern Ideology"
Tom Hudgens (Economics), "Petroleum, Coffee, Corn, Fish, And Flowers: Commodities And Exchanges"
Shirl Hughes Terrell (ESL), "Beyond The Tip Of The Iceberg: A Study In Intercultural Communication And Competence"
Sonia Iwanek (Government), “The Past, Present, and Future of Guantanamo Bay”
Jonathan Lawson (Biology), "The Sequenced Generation: From your Inadequate Genome to your Dynamic Microbiome"
Michael Phillips, (History), "African American Culture, Political Activism and the Black Philosophy of Education in Texas"
2012 - 2013
Mindi Bailey (Humanities), "Min(d)ing Creativity: How Whole-Brain Thinking Can Enrich and Enliven Education"
Greg Sherman (Physics), "The Quantum Revolution: Nature’s Response When Physicists Get Uppity"
Keith Volanto (History), "Significant State and Local Studies of the New Deal"
2011 - 2012
Ivan Csato (Geology), "Tectonics and Stratigraphy of the Rio Grande Rift"
Larry Stern (Sociology), "Sociology, Social Activism, and the Quest for Objectivity"
Sukanya Subramanian (Biology), "Dissecting History: Studies on the Development of Biological Concepts in a Historical Context"
2010 - 2011
Brett Adams (History), "The Highland South in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Progress or Loss?"
Valeria Antohe (Mathematics), "Numbers in Nature, Art, Sciences, and Architecture"
Amy Helms (Biology), "Nature vs. Nurture . . . or . . . Genes vs. Environment"
Wendy Gunderson (History), "Iran in Historical Perspective"
Sharon Hirschy (Child Development), "Digital Natives: The Effects of Technology and Media on Children"
Alan Sauter (Developmental Math), "Decision-making: Game Theory and its Applications"
2008 - 2009
Mary Anne Andrade (English), "Industrialization & Urbanization of Britain and France as Reflected in Literature"
Rebecca Boatman (Art), "Relics and Reliquaries: A Cross Cultural Study of Forms, Styles, and Content in Early Christian, Buddhist, and Kota/Fang Art "
Meade Brooks (Physics), "The Use of Light in the Art of Painting: A Physics Perspective"
Chip Galloway (Mathematics), "Mathematics and Music"
Kimberly Lower (Nutrition), "Dying to Be Thin: Changes in the Perception of Body Image and Dietary Behaviors in the U.S."
Jerry Sullivan, (Anthropology), "Biological Ideas and the History of Anthropology: 1871 - 1942"
Donald Weasenforth (ESL), "Metaphors We Live and Die By: Using Conceptual Metaphor to Leverage Public Support for Initiation and Prosecution of the Iraq War"
2007 - 2008
Salena Brody (Psychology), "Ghettos and Gated Communities: The Impact of Urban Planning Decisions on Neighborhood Life”
Istvan Csato (Geology), "Numerical Modeling of Stratigraphy"
Carl Hasler (Philosophy), "Ethics, Natural Law and Just War Theory in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas"
Barbara Lusk (Psychology), "The Back Story of Psychology: An Examination of the Personal and Social Contexts of the Discovery Process"
Cyrus Malek (Mathematics), "History of Mathematics and Science"
Keith Volanto (History), "Readings in African-American and Italian-American History, 1830 - present"
Mary Weis (Biology), "Inflammation: Immune Protection or Harmful Process?"
Debbie White (Sociology), "The Social Protection of Children: A Cross-National Comparison"
2006 - 2007
Betsy Brody (Political Science), "Transitional Justice: Balancing Peace and Justice in Post-conflict Societies”
Denise Brown (Mathematics), "Mayan Mathematics"
Mike Broyles (Physics), "Anecdotes in the Lives of Some Prominent Physicists behind The Modern Wave/Particle Physics Revolution"
Copeland Crisson (Engineering & Emerging Technologies), "Internet Protocol Based Electronic Communications: Today & Tomorrow"
Tom Hudgens, (Economics), "From Genghis Khan To Mikhail Gorbachev: Import, Trade, and Assimiliation Of New Food Products Into Siberia's Economy"
Carolyn Perry (Humanities), "The University and the Marketplace"
Diana Sage (Speech Communication), "The Stories of Our Lives: How Sensemaking, Narrative Theory and Structuration Interact"
2005 - 2006
Jennifer L. O’Loughlin-Brooks (Psychology), "Exploring the Significance of Play: A Cross-Species Investigation"
Gloria Cockerall (Business), "Individual Accountability and Society"
Tracey Elliott (Socology), "Trends and Consequences of an Emergent Global Culture"
Wendy Gunderson (History), "The Making of Modern Iraq"
Ceilidh Charleson-Jennings (Speech Communication), "Trust Me Now: Emergency Communication with Dementia Patients and Young Children in the Crisis Environment""
Dan Lipscomb (Psychology), "People in Glass Houses : A Psychological Analysis of Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture"
Kay Mizell (English), "International Relations"
Kemal Moula (Foreign Languages), "Zola and the Naturalist Movement"
Debra St, John (Government), "Censored, Banned, Forbidden: Books that Challenge the First Amendment"
John Wilkins (Engineering and Emerging Technologies), "A Regional History: African-American Settlements, Rise and Demise"
2004 - 2005
Brooke Brantley (Culinary Arts), "Thomas Jefferson: Third President & First “Foodie”
Pam Gaiter (Sociology), Ethnicity and Assimilation: Being “American”
Joan Jenkins (History), Readings in the History of early Christianity
Lisa Roy-Davis (English), Race in Early American Literature
Sam Tullock (History), American Protestants and Catholics in the Early National & Antebellum Era
Kyle Wilkison (History), “Plain Folk” and Radical Protest in the South
2003 - 2004
Lee Akins (Art), Reproducing Historical Glazes
Chip Galloway (Math), Mathematics and Art History
Sandra Herron (Spanish), The Representation of the Cultural and Social World in Hispanic Literary Movements
Betty Siber (Art History), Techniques for Surface Treatments of Ceramics
Shirley Terrell (Developmental Education), Language and Gender - A Closer Look
2002 - 2003
Peggy Breedlove (Developmental Education), A Cross-Cultural Study of Alternative Healing Practices
Peggy Brown (English), A Cultural Survey of Film
Mike Cohick (Economics), Global Warming and the International Economy
Rod Coltman (Philosophy), Nietzsche and Greek Tragedy
David Cullen (History), Race and the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Fred Jury (Chemistry), Combinatorial Chemistry
Chris Morgan, (Music), The Technology of Interactive Computer Music Compositions
Nelson Rich (Biology), Collin County Flora Project
2001 - 2002
Mary Anne Andrade (English), Literary Criticism & Cultural Studies of the Victorian Age
Jean Helgeson (Biology), Recent Advances in Human Immunology
Linda Keith (Government), The United States Supreme Court and Judicial Review of Congressional Statutes
Kay Mizell (English), Minority Ethnicities - Identity, Memory & Experience
Meghmala Tarafdar (English), The Immigrant Experience – Women in Contemporary Asian-American Fiction
2000 - 2001
Carl Hasler (Philosophy), Foundations of Contemporary Moral Philosophy
Elke Matijevich (German), Contemporary German Literature
Carolyn Perry (Humanities), The Classical - Medieval Transition
Larry Stern (Sociology), The Reciprocal Relationship of Religion and Society
Mary Weis (Biology), Healing Therapies
1999 - 2000
Bill Ardis (Math), History of Mathematics
Chris Grooms (English), Cognition in the Arts and Sciences
Keith Hays (Music), Composition for Film and Television
Joan Jenkins (History), Medieval History
Byrd Williams (Photography), Means and Goals of Contemporary Art