1/2019 Granted Research Incentive Fund (PI: 300,000 AED)
1/2017 ESCP Europe Research Funding (Co-Pi: 5,000€)
10/2016 Policy Research Incentive Award (PI: 20,000 AED)
12/2016 Start-Up Grant (PI: 15,000 AED)
11/2015 Dissertation Completion Grant (PI: $10,000)
11/2015 Diversity & Inclusion Grant (PI: $1,188)
8/2015 International Travel Grant ($2,500)
3/2009-9/2009 Critical Language Enhancement Award for Study of Arabic ($8,000)
2/2009-1/2010 Fulbright Fellowship to the United Arab Emirates ($36,000)
Awards & Memberships:
American University, Washington, D.C.; 1982 – 1984
2021 Center for Humanities Research Summer Grant, George Mason University
2021 Term Faculty Development Grant, George Mason University
2016 McCandish Endowment Fellowship, The George Washington University
2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Award
2013 Summer Research Fellowship, Northeast Modern Language Association
2016 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship,
American Council of Learned Societies
2016 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (declined),
Woodrow Wilson Foundation
2013 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant,
The Wenner-Gren Foundation
2013 International Dissertation Research Fellowship,
Social Science Research Council
With the support of our Korean colleagues in the Department, Professor Berroa was able to secure a grant from the Korea Foundation to fund 70% of a Korean professorship at GMU for the first five years of the position.
With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Professor Berroa secured the presence in the department of an annual lecturer that would spend her/his time teaching in the department. The first lecturer, Ana Ruiz Alonso-Bartol, completed her tenure (August 2017-2020) and a new lecturer is on campus for the 2021-22 academic year, Dr. Carlos Javier Avilés López.
With Professor Lisa Gring-Pemble, at that time at New Century College, who directed the program in the summer 2011, Prof. Berroa directed the State Department Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders [SUSI], Winter 2012. The program, titled: “E pluribus Unum—Out of Many, One: Contemporary United States’ Society in Context”, offered 21 students from underrepresented segments of the Bolivian, Paraguayan, and Peruvian societies the unforgettable opportunity to learn and experience the history, politics, life, and culture of the United States from January 6 to February 11, 2012.
George Mason Term Faculty Development Grant (Summer, 2018)
Curriculum Impact Grant (2019, 2020)
Collaborative Research Grant for Communication Across the Curriculum: Creating Faculty Resources for Building Communication Skills in the Discipline. Awarded by 4-VA. The purpose of this award is to develop faculty resources for building student communication skills within disciplinary courses. Team members: Melissa Broeckelman-Post, Brandi Quesenberry, Timothy Ball, and Stephanie Norander. Award amount: $30,000. Awarded May 2019.
Faculty Research and Development Award for Communication Center Impacts: A Proof of Concept for Enhancing Skills and Learning. Team members: Melissa Broeckelman-Post and Heidi Lawrence. Award amount: $15,000. Awarded December 2018.
Seed Grant for Context Matters: An Exploration of Epistemic Climate and Motivation in an Undergraduate Communication Course. Team members: Angela Miller, Michelle Buehl, and Melissa Broeckelman-Post. Award amount: $9500. Awarded January 2018.
Curriculum Impact Grant for Studio for the Communication Arts. Awarded by George Mason University. The purpose of this award is to identify best practices and establish single, signature curricular and physical studio space where students and faculty across the university can engage in communication work—including writing, speaking, information literacy, and production. Team Members: Susan Lawrence, Melissa Brockelman-Post, Patricia West, Michelle LaFrance, and Jen Stevens. Award amount: $14,000. Awarded December 2017.
4-VA Collaborative Research Grant. Awarded by George Mason University and 4-VA. The purpose of this award is to conduct three assessment projects evaluating the effectiveness of a pilot version of a lecture/lab/speech lab model of COMM 101: Interpersonal and Group Interaction. Award amount: $20,000. Awarded December 2017.
National Communication Association Advancing the Discipline Grant for A National-Level Assessment of Core Competencies in the Basic Communication Course. Team members: Melissa Broeckelman-Post (George Mason University), Lindsey B. Anderson (University of Maryland), Andrew D. Wolvin (University of Maryland), Angela M. Hosek (Ohio University), Cheri Simonds (Illinois State University), John Hooker (Illinois State University), Josh Westwick (South Dakota State University), Karla Hunter (South Dakota State University), Kristina Ruiz-Mesa (California State University, Los Angeles), LeAnn Brazeal (Missouri State University). Award amount: $3900. Awarded October 2016.
Numerous federal grants for juvenile programming
Center for Humanities Research Fellow, George Mason University (2021-2022)
Fenwick Fellow, George Mason University (2018-2019)
Graduate Research Fellow, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania (2016-2017)
Fulbright-Aberystwyth University Award, US-UK Fulbright Commission (2014-2015)
C. Allan and Marjorie Braun Fellow of the Huntington Library, 2001.
Marshall Fishwick Travel to Popular Culture Collections Grant, 2001.
Horatio Alger Fellowship for the Study of Popular Culture, Northern Illinois University,
Dissertation Research Grant. College of Arts & Sciences, George Mason University, 2000.
Provost's High Potential Graduate Student Fellowship, 1999.
Dissertation Research Grant. College of Arts & Sciences, George Mason University, 1998-
Provost's Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences, George Mason University, 1994-1995 and 1996-1997.
Summer Team Impact Project Grant, George Mason University (with Harim Kwon), 2020, 2021.
Faculty Research and Development Awards (FRDA), George Mason University (with Harim Kwon), 2020.
Travel grant, Princeton Center for Language Study, Princeton University, 2016.
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2011-2013.
Max Talmey Award, New York University, 2011.
GSAS Dean’s Student Travel Grant, New York University, 2011.
MacCracken Graduate Fellowship, New York University, 2006-2011.
Master’s Prize, The Graduate School, Syracuse University, 2006.
Graduate Research and Travel Grant, Syracuse University, 2006.
Selected Current Grants:
1. 2-R01 DA033431-06A1 Chaplin (PI), Thompson (co-PI)
Total Funding: $2,578,998
Title: Parent-Adolescent Interactions, Gender, and Substance Use: Brain Mechanisms
2. MRI Pilot Award Chaplin (PI)
Agency: George Mason University
Total Funding: $16,000
Title: Neural Correlates of Parenting and Treatment Outcomes in Latina Parents
3. Center for Advanced Study Award Sikdar (PI)
Agency: George Mason University
Title: Center for Adaptive Systems for Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI)
Role: Core Team Member
3. R01DK117651 Sinha (PI)/Silverman (co-PI)
Dates: 08/01/18 – 06/30/2023
Title: Preventing Childhood Obesity through a Mindfulness-based Parent Stress Intervention
Selected Completed Grants:
1. R01DA033431 Chaplin (PI)
Dates: 09/15/12- 07/30/18 (with NCE)
Total Funding: $1,872,094
Title: Parent-Adolescent Interactions and Substance Abuse Risk: Gender Differences
2. F31DA041790 Turpyn (PI)
Title: Neural Mechanisms of a Parent-Focused Mindfulness Intervention to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use
3. R34DA034823 Chaplin (PI)
Dates: 04/01/13-02/29/17 (with NCE)
Total Funding: $749,000
Title: Reducing Stress with Parenting-Focused Mindfulness to Prevent Youth Substance Use
4. K01DA024759 Chaplin (PI)
Funding: $824,149 (direct costs)
Title: Gender, Emotional Arousal, and Risk for Adolescent Substance Abuse
2021-2022 Chen, Cher Weixia (PI, with Graziella Mccarron, Melody Porter & Steve Grande). “Understanding and Supporting the Well-Being of College-Level Social Justice and Human Rights Advocates/Activists in the State of Virginia.” 4-VA Collaborative Research Grant.
2021 Chen, Cher Weixia. “Universalism v. Cultural Relativism: A Global Survey of the Norm on Prohibition against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”. Faculty Research Development Award. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. GMU.
2020 Chen, Cher Weixia (PI, with Graziella Mccarron & Xiaomei Cai). “The Well-being of Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) College Student Activists at the Washington Metropolitan Area”. Office of Undergraduate Education/ Office of the Provost Summer Team Impact Projects Grant, GMU
2017 Chen, Cher Weixia. “The Well-Being of Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) Activists in China and South Africa: A Comparative Study”. Faculty Research and Development Awards, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, GMU
2013-2015 Chen, Cher Weixia (co-PI, with Paul Gorski). “Sustaining Movements for Social Change: Bringing Well-Being Practices into Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) Advocacy Communities.” Center for Consciousness and Transformation, GMU
2020 PI. Virginia Dual Enrollment Cost Study. Virginia Department of Education. $49,656.
2014 Co-Principal Investigator (PI). What does direct evidence via card swipe tell us about student engagement and retention? A study of the engagement research index project. NASPA Channing Briggs Research Grant. $1,000.
05/11-08/11 PI. A typological approach to understanding and promoting spiritual development in higher education. University of North Texas Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship. $5,000.
05/09-08/09 PI. A comparative study of student success among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) transfers from community colleges in five states. University of North Texas Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship. $5,000.
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Fellow in Media Arts (2021, 2020 and 2019)
Best Fiction Short Film, Audience Award – Paris Cineffable Film Festival
Best Short Film, Audience Award – image+nation Montreal Film Festival
Semi-Finalist, feature film screenplay – Austin Screenwriting Competition
Jury Award, Screenwriting – Big Muddy Film Festival
Center for Humanities Research (CHR) Summer Research Grant, George Mason University, 2022
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar, 2018.
President Research Award, George Mason University-Korea, 2018
Non-resident Scholar, Mexico Center, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University (2017-2019)
Expert in the areas of Mexico-U.S. relations, organized crime, immigration, border security and human trafficking (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2019)
Woodrow Wilson Center Global Fellow (2017-2019)
Latin American Program (August 2017-July 2019)
2017-2018 Herman Brown Distinguished Scholar, Texas Christian University (TCU).
Woodrow Wilson Center Residential Fellowship (2016-2017)
Project: “Trafficking in Persons, Irregular Immigration and Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and Mexico” (September 2016-July 2017).
Principal Investigator: FY 2014 International Programs to Combat Trafficking in Persons Grant
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
Project: “Trafficking in Persons along Mexico’s Eastern Migration Routes: The Role of Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations”
$200,000.00 (18 months, starting April 2015)
*** 2015 Emerging Scholar of the Year Award; by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Research fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin) - Desigualdades.net project (June–August 2013)
Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Post-doctoral Fellowship (August 2011-July 2012)
FULBRIGHT Fellowship (Sep 2000-May 2002)
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) Scholarship (Fall 2000–August 2006)
New School for Social Research Dissertation Fellowship (2003-2004)
New School for Social Research Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2003-2004)
New School for Social Research Tuition Scholarship (Fall 2000 - Fall 2003)
Janey Program for Latin American Studies Summer Grant (Summer 2004)
2002 Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) New Social Science Training Fellowship (September-December 2002)
US Department of Education (University of Illinois at Chicago). The Chicago Early Childhood Preparation and Pathway (CECPP) Partnership. PI: C. Main. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. 2019-2024.
National Institutes of Health. Efficacy and neurobiological mechanisms of a parent-focused mindfulness intervention to prevent adolescent substance use. PI: T. Chaplin. Role: Statistician. 2021-2026.
National Institutes of Health. Parent-adolescent interactions, gender, and substance use: Brain mechanisms. PI T. Chaplin. Role: Statistician. 2018-2023.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Invitational Research Fellowship in Japan, October 2021-January 2022.
George Mason University Faculty Development Grant ($6,000) May, 2021.
George Mason University Faculty Study Leave Award, Fall Semester, 2021.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Residential Fellowship, and affiliation with Science, Technology, and Innovation Program, to research and work on book manuscript. September 2019- May 2020.
George Mason University Provost PhD Program Grant (with Nancy Hanrahan). Competitive university-wide grant for the Sociology PhD Program. ($475,000), 2018-2021.
George Mason University Provost PhD Program Grant. Competitive university-wide grant for the Sociology PhD Program. ($406,800), 2015-2018.
Corporation for National and Community Service. Co-principal Investigator (with Jim Witte, Amy Best, and Shannon Davis). Grant to study the impact of immigrant civic engagement on socio-economic mobility in seven cities across the United States. ($350,000), October, 2015; and renewed in June, 2017.
Society for the Study of Social Problems. Awarded funding from Board of Directors to organize and moderate a special panel session at the 2015 Annual Meeting that I proposed for convening international graduate student scholars from multiple continents of the global South (Myanmar, Honduras, Bolivia, and Egypt) conducting social research on transnational conflict. ($5000), 2014-2015.
George Mason University Faculty Study Leave Award, Fall Semester, 2014.
Society for the Study of Social Problems. Awarded funding to cover two conference rooms at the Westin Hotel at Times Square in New York and professional staff from SSSP, and raised (with David Kyle, UC Davis) additional $3,500 from University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute, University of California, Davis’ Office of University Outreach and International Programs and Department of Sociology George Mason University's Consortium on Global Problem Solving and Office of Global and International to organize a one-day international conference on “Re-Imagining Human Rights: The Challenge of Agency, Creativity, and Global Justice,” (http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/pageid/1635/ ). ($7,500), 2013.
George Mason University Provost PhD Program Grant (with Amy Best). Competitive university-wide grant for the Sociology PhD Program. ($405,500), 2012-2015.
Center for Global Studies. Faculty Research Grant for project titled, “Just Practicing? The Transnational Production of Human Rights in Burma.” ($2,500), 2010-2011.
George Mason University Provost. Awarded stipend to travel to Moscow to strengthen educational partnership and explore potential for a joint human rights certificate program between our Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the State University – Higher School of Economics’ Department of Public Policy and Department of Sociology in Moscow, Russian Federation. ($4,200), 2010.
Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme [International Federation of Human Rights], based in Paris, France. Grant for travel to Bangkok, Thailand to conduct interviews with the Burma Lawyer’s Council, 80 NGOs from the Global North and South, and Burmese and ethnic nationalist minority activist groups from Burma, and to conduct field research along the Thai-Burma border relating to emerging transnational campaigns for accountability on international crimes in Burma, including by a referral to International Criminal Court. ($5,000), 2009.
George Mason University Fenwick Fellowship (with Tony Samara). Funding, part-time research assistant, and library office space for research project: Transnational Justice and Legal Discourse in the Making of Extraordinary Rendition. ($5,000), 2007-2008.
George Mason University Faculty Study Leave Award, Fall Semester, 2007.
National Endowment for the Humanities. Visiting Scholarship Award at Columbia University. Grant to develop visiting scholar publication and participate in 8-week colloquium on “Human Rights in an Age of Globalization.” ($4,500), 2005.
NICHD/ACF “Social-Emotional Assessment for School Readiness”.
Bill Melinda Gates, Kirlin, Rauner Foundations, “Assessments for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning with Preschool and Elementary-School Children”.
Institute for Education Sciences: Early Childhood Teachers as Socializers of Young Children's Emotional Competence
NICHD: Computerized Social-Emotional Assessment Battery for School Readiness
Mason Global Education Office Course Development Grant, 2018
Mason Term Faculty Development Grant, 2016
Mason Evaluation and Assessment Grant for Language-supported Education &Transition, 2013
UCSB Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, 2007
UCSB Humanities/Social Sciences Research Grant, 2006 and 2003
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, 2005
National Women’s Studies Association Graduate Scholarship in Lesbian Studies, 2004
Doug Eyman, Heidi Lawrence and Isidore Dorpenyo received $30,000 Curriculum Impact Grant to expand and revise the Professional Writing and Rhetoric concentration at George Mason
CLS Graduate Student Travel Award. George Mason University, 2021
CLS Doctoral Student Summer Scholarship. George Mason University, 2021
CLS Graduate Research Fellowship. George Mason University, 2020
Thomas and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust Fund
American Housing Foundation
CHSS Faculty Research Development Award
Nancy Berlinger, Lisa Eckenwiler, Verina Wild, “Responding to Low-Wage Migrant Workers’ Health During COVID-19: A Normative Framework and Practical Toolkit for Using “Grey Literature” as a Source of Promising Practices and Policy Ideas” Paper prepared for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN) and the Ethics and Governance Unit, World Health Organization, 2020-2021 (Epidemic Ethics/WHO initiative which has been supported by FCDO/Wellcome Grant 214711/Z/18/Z)
Matthew Hunt, Lisa Eckenwiler (Co-Investigator), John Pringle, Lisa Schwartz, Shelley-Rose Hyppolite, and Mayfourth Luneta, “A Qualitative Inquiry into the Ethics of Closing Humanitarian Projects in the Philippines, Focusing on Moral Experiences of Community Stakeholders,” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2020-2022
“Humanitarian Health Ethics and Global Health Justice for the Long-term Displaced: Comprehensive Services and Epistemic Justice,” Faculty Research and Development Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University, 2020-2021
Ryoa Chung, Lisa Eckenwiler (Co-Investigator), and Matthew Hunt, Vulnérabilité Structurelle de Santé et Justice Sociale. Étude de Cas: Les Enjeux Ethiques Concernant la Santé des Réfugiés Handicapés au Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2018-2022
Matthew Hunt, Ryoa Chung, Lisa Eckenwiler (Co-Investigator), and John Pringle, Ethics and the Closure of Humanitarian Health Projects, Réseau de Recherche en Santé des Populations du Quebec 2018-2019#
Agomoni Ganguli Mitra, Ayesha Ahmad, Ryoa Chung, Lisa Eckenwiler (Co-Principal Investigator), Matthew Hunt, Jackie Leach Scully, and Lisa Schwarz, Gender, Vulnerability, and Global Health Emergency Wellcome Trust, 2018-2019^
Counterterrorism, Ethics, and Global Health, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research and Development Award, 2013
Matthew Hunt, Lisa Eckenwiler (Co-Investigator), John Pringle, and Lisa Schwartz, An Ethics Framework for Research in Low-Resource Disaster Settings, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 2012-2017
Research Group Member, The Ethics of Care and Place, Center for Humans and Nature, 2011-2014
Ivy Bourgeault, Ron Labonte, Lisa Eckenwiler (Consultant), et al., Source Country Perspectives on the Migration of Highly Trained Health Personnel: Causes, Consequences, and Responses, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 2010-2015
Jack Hadley, Lisa Eckenwiler (Co-Investigator), and Tim Waidman, Economic and Ethical Analysis of Age-Based Premiums in a Health Insurance Purchasing Pool, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2009-2010
Source Countries for Nurses and Care Workers in the U.S.: Ethical Implications, Center for Global Studies, George Mason University Faculty Research Grant, 2009
Caregiving in the Context of Globalization, George Mason University Faculty Summer Research Grant, 2008
Member, Responsible Conduct of Research Task Force, Council on Graduate Studies, 2005-2006
Co Applicant, Symposium: Fighting the Global War on Terror: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Detainees, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 2005
The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape, Old Dominion University Faculty Summer Research Grant, 2005
Moral Reasoning and the Review of Research Involving Human Subjects, Old Dominion University Faculty Summer Research Grant, 2000
Visiting Faculty Fellow, the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2019)
Current/Recent Grants and Contracts
Intensive Outpatient Protocol for High Risk Suicidal Teens
1R01MH097703 (Esposito-Smythers/Spirito, Multiple PIs)
National Institute of Mental Health
Aim: Compare the relative efficacy of an intensive outpatient cognitive behavioral treatment protocol for depressed adolescents hospitalized for a suicide crisis, with a suicide attempt, non-suicidal self-injury and/or a substance use disorder, to treatment-as-usual in community outpatient mental health services in a Stage II randomized clinical trial.
Role: Multiple PI with Anthony Spirito, Ph.D.
Dates of grant: 7/1/12-6/30/17
Total costs: $2,911,138
Integrated Mental Health Treatment and HIV Prevention for Court Involved Youth
R01MH087520 (Brown, PI)
National Institute of Mental Health
Aim: Compare the relative efficacy of an integrated mental health/substance abuse treatment and HIV prevention program to enhanced treatment-as-usual in community based outpatient mental health services for court involved youth referred for treatment through the Rhode Island Family Court and Fairfax County Juvenile Court in a Stage II randomized clinical trial.
Role: Co-Investigator / GMU Site PI
Dates of grant: 7/1/10-6/30/15
Total costs: $3,249,659
PI/Co-Investigators: Larry Brown, M.D. (PI), Sarah Fischer, Ph.D., Marina Tolou-Shams, Ph.D., Wendy Hadley, Ph.D., & Ronald Seifer, PhD.
Inova Kellar Center Clinical Research Service Contract
Aim: To aid the Inova Kellar Center (part of the Inova Healthcare System) in the development and implementation of web-based routine outcomes monitoring, also known as measurement-based care (MBC), in collaboration with OWL Insights, LLC. The Kellar Center provides behavioral health treatment to children, adolescents, and their families, and offers a full continuum of services including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, intensive home-based services, outpatient, medication management, psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, and a therapeutic school. Use of MBC will allow the Kellar Center to use client self-report data, collected via empirically validated assessments, to guide treatment and discharge planning, monitor client progress, evaluate the efficacy of all services, and address accreditation requirements. These data will also be used to prepare research papers and provide pilot data for grant applications.
Dates of Contract: 6/7/16-6/6/18
Total Costs: $165,298
- Consultant on National Institute of Justice funded research (2014-DN-BX-K005) examining CT scans in relationship to soft tissue features for accuracy of facial approximation.
Visiting Executive Law Enforcement Fellow - International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
NCTE/CCCC Research Initiative Grant, 2021-22 with Courtney Wooten, Lourdes Fernandez, Kerry Folan, Ariel M. Goldenthal, and Sheri Rain
NCTE/CCCC Emergent Researcher Award, 2018 with Jessica McCaughey, GWU
2021 Summer Funding from the Center for Humanities Research, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University - https://chr.gmu.edu/research/
Frye, Samuel L. 2020 Faculty Development Grant ($5,000), College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mathison, Patty, Samuel L. Frye, Shauna Rigaud, Laura Poms, Julie Owen, Graziella McCarron, and Nick Lennon. 2019-2020 Curriculum Impact Grant ($32,420), Office of the Provost, George Mason University
The Color of Emotion: Teachers' Racialized Interpretations of Children's Emotions and Student Outcomes, W.T. Grant Foundation, Co-Principal Investigator.
Emotional Competence: Associations with Parenting, Social Behavior and Indicators of School Readiness, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, Principal Investigator
Early Childhood Teachers as Socializers of Young Children's Emotional Competence, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education, Consultant
The Skinner Fellowship
Elizabeth and J. Richardson Dilworth Fellowship, with funding from the Ruth Stanton Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 2019–2020
Honorable Mention, International Center of Medieval Art Book Prize, 2018, for Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art (Penn State Press, 2017)
Kress / International Center of Medieval Art Publication Grant, 2015, for Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art (Penn State Press, 2017)
Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellowship in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, 2012–2014
Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2011–2012
John W. Kluge Fellowship, Kluge Center, Library of Congress, 2013-2014 (deferred to 2014-2015)
Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013-2014 (deferred to 2014-2015)
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellowship, 2011-2012
Littleton-Griswold Grant for Research in U.S. Legal History, American Historical Association, 2005 and 2006
Library Resident Research Fellowship (Supported by the Phillips Fund for Native American Research), American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA., 2006
2021-2022, Co-Principal Investigator - From ‘Cash Cows’ to ‘Yellow Peril’: Examining the Positioning of Asian International Students in the United States in Contentious Times. Spencer Foundation ($44,293)
2019-2020, Principal Investigator - Researching diversity, inclusion, and student success: Towards a global campus climate framework. Worldwide Universities Network (£24,048)
2018-2021, Co-Principal Investigator - Examining collective impact in a community-university partnership to broaden girls’ participation in science from middle school to high school graduation. National Science Foundation ($299,267)
2014-2015, Principal Investigator - Foreign-born Black collegians learning race in a U.S. context. NASPA Foundation ($2,500)
Virginia Museum of History & Culture: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, 2020-2021.
John L. Nau III Center for the Study of the American Civil War, Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2020-2021.
National Sporting Library and Museum, John H. Daniels Fellowship, 2020-2021.
Benjamin F. Stevens Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2019-2020.
Research Fellowship, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech University, 2019-2020.
John H. Daniels Fellowship, National Sporting Library and Museum, 2019-2020.
Kentucky State Historical Society Scholarly Research Fellowship, 2018-2019.
United States Military Academy, West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, 2012
David Warren Bowman Award for Best Paper, Alabama Association of Historians, 2011.
The Filson Historical Society, Research Fellowship, 2009.
University of Illinois-Springfield, APAC Professional Development Award, 2009; 2012; 2013.
National Historical Publications and Records Commission/ Wisconsin Historical Society, Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents Certificate, 2008.
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Corps of Discovery Award, 2007.
Virginia Polytechnic and Civil War Preservation Trust, Teacher’s Certificate, 2006.
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2005.
U. S. Military Historical Institute General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgeway Post-Doctoral Research Grant, 2005
Faculty co-director, Race and ethnicity in Cultural Studies: New courses and new connections, Curriculum Impact Grant, George Mason University.
2019 Curriculum Impact Grant. Folklore and Festivals. George Mason University.
2016 Fund for Faculty Excellence Award. University of Oregon.
2016 Humanities Research Award. College of Arts and Sciences. University of Oregon.
2015-16 Rippey Innovative Teaching Award for development of “Politically Creative” Freshman Interest Group seminar
2012-13 Fulbright Teaching/Research Award. In support of research project “Dance and the Politics of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Malawi.” Teaching at Mzuzu University, Malawi.
2012 CO-PI. Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore Preservation and Access Project for Media Collections. Oregon State Libraries.
2011 Rippey Innovative Teaching Award for development of “Politically Creative” Freshman Interest Group seminar.
2011 C0-PI. Oregon Folklife Network Grande Ronde Consortium Grant. Oregon Arts Commission.
2011 CO-PI. Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore Preservation and Access Project for Media Collections. Oregon State Libraries.
2010 PI. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (TAAP), Interactive Map and Folk Arts Archive. National Endowment for the Arts
2010 Research Grant. Center for the Study of Women in Society. University of Oregon.
2010 Summer Research Award. The Office of Research and Faculty Development. University of Oregon
2008 Junior Professorship Development Award. College of Arts and Science. University of Oregon.
2007 Junior Professorship Development Award. College of Arts and Science. University of Oregon.
2006 African Studies Course Seed Grant. African Studies Program. University of Oregon.
2006 Junior Professorship Development Award. College of Arts and Science. University of Oregon.
2005-06 New Faculty Award. University of Oregon’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
2004 Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant. Texas A&M University Office of Vice President of Research.
2004 Women’s Studies Faculty Research Fellowship. Texas A&M University Women’s Studies Program.
2002 P.I. on grant to fund Folklore and Education seminar at the University of Toledo: “Women the Keepers of Tradition.” Ohio Humanities Council.
2000 Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research. Indiana University, Bloomington, Graduate School.
1999 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award
1998 Graduate Student Paper Prize for “Putting Colonialism into Perspective: Cultural History and the Case of Malipenga in Malawi.” African Studies Program. Indiana University, Bloomington.
2018-2022. National Endowment for the Arts: ArtsLabs. The Mason Arts Research Center.
2021-2022. Wake Forest University, The Science of Honesty, The John Templeton Foundation. When Honesty is Discouraged: Understanding Culturally-Endorsed Parental Lies.
2021-2023. National Endowment for the Arts. Positive Effects of Marching Arts on Feelings of Belongingness, Social Bonding, and Inclusivity for Minority Students.
2020. The Alan Alda Center for Science Communication. Acting Techniques Study.
2019. National Science Foundation, Science of Learning, SBE Directorate. Co-PI. Conference “Learning through Play and Imagination” Proposal ID 1940560.
2017-2019. National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works. Theatrical Thinking: The Habits of Mind Taught in Theatre Classes. #17-980096
2017-2018. Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood. Puppets, Dolls, and Costumes: Embodiment and Representation when Constructing Knowledge through Play.
2015-2018. Arts Connection. Theatre in School to Promote Youth with Autism.
2013-2016. The John Templeton Foundation. Training Empathy and Compassion through Engagement with Fictional Worlds #47592
2010-2012. National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
Stage Two Progressive Grant - Collaboration with The University of Minnesota Youth and AIDS Projects - Department of Pediatrics Research Council - The University of Minnesota - 2021 ($10,000)
Stage One Progressive Grant - Collaboration with The University of Minnesota Youth and AIDS Projects - Department of Pediatrics Research Council - The University of Minnesota - 2021 ($5,000)
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - The Graduate School - The University of Minnesota – 2020 ($25,000)
P.I. and Director, Project GO/MASON. 2021-
Faculty Fellow, The Center for Humanities Research, George Mason University, Spring 2021
CLS/US State Department Alumni Development Fund, 2018
Mathy Scholar, George Mason University, 2016
CLS/US State Department Alumni Development Fund, 2016
NEH Summer Scholar, American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, North Africa SME (French/Arabic linguist), the Center for Strategic Communication, ASU, 2012-13
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support the writing of book manuscript Abstraction in the Andes, 1950-1970 (2020-2021)
Millard Meiss Publication Grant for Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars (2016)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support the writing of book manuscript Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars (2012-2013)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for the Study of Modern Art, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2008-2009)
Getty Foundation publication grant for Penn State University Press’s series “Refiguring Modernism: Arts, Literatures and Sciences.”(2008)
Term Faculty Grant for the Development the study abroad program "Art and Memory in Rome and Florence." Co-authored by L. Bauman. Fall 2019.
GEO Global Studies Development Grant for the study abroad program "Art and Memory in Rome and Florence." Co-authored by L. Bauman. Fall 2019.
History and Art History Teaching Development Grant for proposed course on the Roman Army and Imperial Monuments. Spring 2019.
Nyberg Grant, 2004. In cooperation with four other Millikin University faculty members, applied for and received a grant involving collaborative summer work toward standardization of Critical Writing 1 assignments around issues of critical literacy. Awarded $2500.
Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship, Harvard University, 1986-87
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1994-95
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1996-97
Fellow, Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
Churchill Scholar, University of Texas, 2006-(lifetime)
Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship, Nantucket Historical Association, 2019
Research fellowship, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2016-7
Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Environmental Science & Policy, AY 2016 & 2017
Curriculum Impact Grant, Office of the Provost, Conceived of and developed course modules to reflect professional development needs of sustainability professionals; co-wrote, revised, and solicited department and college feedback for successful grant. AY 2018-2019, Environmental Science & Policy Department, George Mason University
Omohundro Institute - National Endowment for the Humanities ARP Research Fellowship, 2022
Inclusive Excellence Curriculum Revision Team Grant, George Mason University, 2022
Mason 4VA OER Grant Recipient for course redesign using Open Education Resources, 2018.
Provost Award, George Mason University, 2014-2015.
Provost Travel Award, George Mason University, 2014.
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, 2014.
Josephine Pacheco Award for Best Graduate Research Paper, George Mason University, 2010.
Randy Beth Clarke Fellowship, for studies in antebellum southern and women's history, George Mason University, 2010.
Residential Fellow, George Mason University Center for Humanities Research, Autumn 2022
Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2022
Faculty Fellow, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2021-2022
Fenwick Fellow, George Mason University, 2020-2021
Mabelle McLeod Lewis Fellow, 2019-2020
Silas Palmer Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, 2016
Summer Research Fellowship, Office of the Provost, George Mason University, 2016
International Travel Grant, GAPSA, George Mason University, 2016
Provost’s Award for Dissertation Research Travel, George Mason University, 2016
Provost’s Award for Dissertation Research Travel, George Mason University, 2015
Provost’s Award for Dissertation Research Travel, George Mason University, 2014
Digital History Fellowship, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2012
Awards and Fellowships
Development Marketplace: Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence Award, 2017. Awarded by World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative for supporting research and innovation to help address the problem of sexual harassment in and around public transportation ($100,000)
National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012-2014 ($25,000) Rutgers University Dissertation Fellowship, 2012 ($20,000)
Rutgers Center on Public Security Research Assistantship, 2011-2012 ($15,000) Gerhard Mueller Scholarship, Rutgers Alumni Association, 2010 ($600) TUBITAK Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2008 ($20,000)
Past Grants (Completed Projects)
Rutgers Violence Against Women Research Consortium (Sub-contract to Rutgers University; 2017-2018)
Harnessing the Power of Businesses in Responding to Refugee Crises: A Blueprint for Improved Humanitarian-Private Sector Collaboration (2016-2018)
Harnessing the Power of Businesses in Responding to Refugee Crises: A Blueprint for Improved Humanitarian-Private Sector Collaboration (2016-2017)
Making Growth Work for Women in Low Income Countries Research Consortium (2015-2017)
Understanding the Economic Impact of Gun Violence (2015-2017)
Economic Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: Social Networks, Economic Vulnerability, and Resilience among Urban Refugees in Kenya, Turkey, and Pakistan (2015-2017)
Analyzing Crime Patterns and Trends in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: Documenting the Value of Cross-Agency and Cross-Jurisdictional Data Integration (2014-2015)
Faculty Research and Professional Development Award (FRDA) with Dae Young Kim (Sociology) and Byunghwan Son (Global Affairs), CHSS, GMU 2020-2021
The Korea Foundation, Support for the Establishment of Professorship, 2019-2024
4-VA grant for creating shared courses in Korean, 2013-2014
Global Society of Korea and America Scholarship, 2012
Aratani Field Research Fellowship, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles 2018.
Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, October-September 2017-2018.
Haruhisa Handa Professorship for Shinto Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, June-August 2017.
Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, September 2016.
Aratani Field Research Fellowship, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles 2015.
Fulbright Fellowship (IIE), Tokyo, 2013-2015.
Sanakawa Fellowship, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles 2012.
Sir William Luce Fellowship, Durham University (UK), Easter Term (late April—late June) 2018.
Fulbright Scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, January-March 2018.
Earhart Foundation Fellowship Research Grants, Summer 1997, Summer 2001, Summer 2004, Summer 2005, Summer 2006, and Spring 2015.
Kennan Institute Short-Term Grant, January 2008.
Hokkaido University Slavic Research Center 21st Century Center of Excellence Program Foreign Visitors Fellowship, June-July 2007.
National Endowment for the Humanities Stipend, Summer 1995.
United States Institute of Peace Grant, September 1994-May 1995.
Earhart Foundation Fellowship Research Grant, September 1993-May 1994.
United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Fellowship, June 1989-May 1990.
Kennan Institute Research Scholarship, February-August 1985.
Rockefeller Foundation International Relations Fellowship, September 1982-November 1984.
Brookings Institution Research Fellowship, September 1980-August 1981.
Earhart Foundation H. B. Earhart Fellowships, Summer 1980, and Fall 1981.
Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellowship, September 1979-May 1980.
Co-PI, Facebook Foundational Integrity & Impact Research: Misinformation and Polarization Award, Facebook Inc.
"Testing fact and logic-based responses to polarizing climate misinformation" (PI: Dr. John Cook, Climate Change Communication Research Hub, Monash University)
Co-PI, Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund (ARDRAF), Virginia Center on Aging, The Commonwealth of Virginia
"Alzheimer Research Inquiry and Care for Asian Americans (ARICAA): Protocol development of culturally tailored social media-based program" (PI: Dr. Alicia Hong, School of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University)
PI, One for All Educational Grant, Free Speech Center, Middle Tennessee State University
"Supporting PR students’ campaign development and implementation to promote the First Amendment on Mason campus in COMM 331 Public Relations Campaigns"
PI, Faculty Research and Development Award, George Mason University
"Identifying barriers to public understanding of climate change impact on transportation management and policy: A theory-driven approach"
Co-PI, Climate Communication Award, International Environmental Communication Association
"Countering climate misinformation with humor and active inoculation" (PI: Dr. John Cook, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University)
Principal Investigator. Curriculum Impact Grant, George Mason University. Ethics and AI Minor Development. July 1, 2021—June 30, 2022 ($43,000)
Principal Investigator. Smith Richardson Foundation. CRISPR and Biosecurity: Assessing the Risks, Benefits, and Governance Options for New Genome Editing Tools. January 2017-January 2019. ($193,283)
Principal Investigator. National Endowment for the Humanities, Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War. 2018-2019 ($100,000)
Principal Investigator. National Endowment for the Humanities, Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War. 2017-2018 ($100,000)
Principal Investigator. National Endowment for the Humanities, Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War. 2016-2017. ($81,597)
Co-Principal Investigator. George Mason University, Center for Global Studies, Workshop Grant, 2016. ($7,500)
James F. Hoobler Fellowship, Department of Government and Politics and the School of Public Policy, for exceptional academic work in public policy and management, 2012-2013
Robyn Rafferty Mathias Research Award, in Support of Lebanon Field Research, 2008
Andrew Mellon Research Award, 2007
2021-2023. National Endowment for the Arts. Role: Co-Investigator. (PI: T. Goldstein, CO-I: D. Young). To support a study examining the longitudinal positive effects of marching arts on feelings of belongingness, social bonding, and inclusivity for minority students.
2021-2023. Spencer Foundation, The Racial Equity Special Research Grant (Grant# 202100291). Role: Co-Investigator (PI: T. Ha; Co-I: Hernández, M., Rogers, A.). Re-imagining Latinx adolescents’ academic success: How cultural assets and social relationships protect against the effects of discrimination.
2016-2018. Loan Repayment Award. National Institute of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Clinical Research (L30 DA042448)
2014-2017. Role: Co-Investigator. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. Behavioral and institutional barriers to HIV prevention among migrant women. (1R21HD078201)
2017 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell Fellowship, Hoover Institution.
2016 Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
2016 Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship (IMMF), National University Singapore.
2017- Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Nanjing Massacre History and International Peace, Nanjing, China
2014 Lester F. Ward Distinguished Contribution to Applied and Clinical Sociology Award, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
2005 Robin Williams Distinguished Career Award, Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association.
Sept. 2000 National Institutes of Health, co-principal investigator with Alfred McAlister,
– May 2003 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, “Moral Disengagement: Measurement and Modification” (NIH GRANT 1 R21 HD40067: $869,000)
1998 Ford Foundation, “Gandhian Models of Economic Development: Trade versus the Environment” [with Rennison Lalgee and S. Jeyapragasam].
1995 Academic Press grant for preparation of The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict.
1992- National Science Council (Republic of China), Visiting Research
1990 Indo-U.S. Fellowship, Indo-U.S. Sub-Commission on Education and Culture,
1990 American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship.
1989 National Science Foundation (U.S.A.) Grant for research in India
1988 Fulbright Research Fellowship Award for research in India
1987 Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, for The Politics of Heresy: The Modernist Crisis in Roman Catholicism
1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990 University Research Institute Grants, University of Texas at Austin
1995-1996 Faculty Research Assignment, University of Texas at Austin
1979 Stouffer-Starr Dissertation Grant Award, University of Chicago
Minerva Research Fellow, United States Naval Academy, 2013-14
Fulbright Scholar, Ireland 2022-2023
Community Gardens in DC National Parks, 2022-2025
Summer in the Parks: National Park Service, 2018-19
“Communication Center Impacts: A Proof of Concept for Enhancing Skills and Learning.” Melissa Broeckelman-Post and Heidi Lawrence. Faculty Research and Development Award. Submitted November 2018. Funded December 2018. $15,000.
“Rhetoric of Quantification in the Context of Chronic Pain.” Heidi Lawrence and Rachael Graham Lussos. National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DRIG). Submitted August 3, 2018. Funded February 22, 2019. $5,059.
“Expanding the Professional Writing Curriculum to Enhance Global and Civic Engagement.” With Doug Eyman and Isidore Dorpenyo. George Mason University (GMU) Curriculum Impact Grant (CIG) Submitted June 1, 2018. Funded, June 19, 2018, $30,000.
“Virginia Colloquium on the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (VCRHM).” With Bernice Hausman, Kelly Pender, Michael Klein, Lori Beth De Hertogh, and Cathryn Molloy. 4-VA. Submitted October 17, 2017. Funded December 12, 2017, $16,500.
“Community-Engaged Health Research Program.” With Ali Weinstein, Emily Ihara, Cathy Tompkins, and Rebecca Vargas-Jackson. GMU CIG. Submitted September 25, 2017. Funded December 2017, $35,000.
“A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mitigating Campus Sexual Assault.” With Bonnie Stabile, Nance Lucas, Angela Hattery, Anthony Stefanidis, Siona Listokin-Smith, Patricia Maulden, Linn Jorgenson, Kate Destler, and Jessica Terman. Provost’s Multidisciplinary Initiative Grant Program. May-June 2015. Funded July 2015, $25,000.
Lebovic has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, the George Mason Center for Humanities Research, the National Library of Australia, the LMU-Munich Center for Global History, the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University, the Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center at NYU, and the Truman Institute.
Lee S., Lee P., Lee B., Nam G. Ji O., & Kim N. (2017). An in-depth study on organizational safety culture using Korean Occupational Safety and Health Company Survey (Research Report No. 2017-906). Ulsan, Korea: Korean Occupational Safety Health Research Institute.
Wang, W., Lee, P., Joo, S, Stark, S., & Louden, R. (2016). MCMC ZG IRT model computer program user’s guide (Mac OS® Version 1.1).
2019 - 2023: Driver vigilance framework for level 2 and level 3 driving automation systems, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2019 - 2021: Microplastics in the Mason watershed: A mass balance approach, GMU Institute for a Sustainable Earth
2018: Turning ambiguous traffic scenarios into autonomous vehicle’s intelligence, GMU OSCAR Summer Impact Grant
2017 - 2018: Interpretable temporal mining for contrastive driving behaviors, GMU Office of Research
2017 - 2018: GEST DC Study: Gestational exposure to traffic pollution in the DC metro area, GMU Office of Research
2015 - 2021: SCH:INT:Collaborative Research: Diagnostic driving: Real time driver condition detection through analysis of driving behavior, National Science Foundation
Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, September 2021
Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Spring 2020
Residency Grant, PostGraduate Writers Conference, Summer 2018
Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Spring 2017
Mason 4-VA OER Grant, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Term Faculty Development Fund Grant, Summer 2016
Residency Grant, The Vermont Studio Center, January 2014
Dr. Liu has received competitive external research funding via an Early Career Scheme Research Grant from the University Grants Council in Hong Kong (2017-2019), a Cora Du Bois Fellowship from Harvard University (2014), a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2013-2014), a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2013-2014 declined), a National Study Abroad Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Republic of China, Taiwan (2010-2012), a Fulbright Graduate Study Grant from the Fulbright Foundation (2007-2008 declined), and Academia Sinica Masters’ Thesis Writing Scholarship from the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2005-2006).
(Active grants only; for full grant list, see CV.)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (with Christopher Koper, also PI). Preventing, preparing, & responding to COVID-19: an in-depth case study on the impacts of COVID-19 on Fairfax County Police Department. FCPD/Bureau of Justice Assistance. ($236,663).
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (with Christopher Koper, also PI). Improving the Investigation, Clearance Rates, and Victim Restoration of Robberies: A Randomized Controlled Experiment. National Institute of Justice Grant# 2019-R2-CX-0024 ($548,246).
CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI: Christopher Koper). Evidence-Based Strategies for Policing Innovations to Reduce Serious Vehicle Crashes on State and Rural Roadways. International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. ($49,868).
EDITORS IN CHIEF (with Christopher Koper). American Society of Criminology. Criminology and Public Policy ($257,390).
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (with Christopher Koper, also PI). Translating, Communicating, and Institutionalizing Research into Policing Practice: A Collaboration between the Prince William County Police Department and the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. National Academy of Sciences. ($49,986).
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (CO-PI: Christopher Koper). An Evidence-Assessment of the Impacts of Criminal Investigations on Crime Clearance. Arnold Ventures. ($66,565).
CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI: Tom Carr, Executive Director, W/B HIDTA). GMU-HIDTA. Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Total funding since 2017: $17,454,224).
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, $5,059, National Science Foundation, 2019
Promise Award Travel Grant, Winter 2020 (to present a paper at the 13th Deleuze and Guattari Studies Conference: Territorialities, Exterritorialities, Non-territorialities — cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic): $1500
Promise Award Travel Grant, Fall 2019 Travel Grant (to present a paper at Logic of Sense at 50 at Gettysburg College): $800
McBride International Travel Grant (to present a paper at the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy Beijing, China): $1000
Promise Award Travel Grant, Summer 2018 (to present a paper at the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy Beijing, China): $1500
Promise Award Travel Grant, Summer 2018 (to research at the Husserl Archive Leuven, at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): $1500
In Progress: Intramural:
2021 Community Assessment of Racial Stressors and Coping among Perinatal Black women
Applicants: Akila-Ka Ma'at & Leah Adams (Psychology)
Funding Agency: ORIEI, George Mason University
Approved - Intramural:
2021-2022 “Pilot Testing a Survey to Access Racial Stress and Related Factors ”.
Applicant: Akila-Ka Ma'at (Jennifer R. Warren)
Funding Agency: FRDA, George Mason University
Approved - Extramural:
2021-2022 “Know your heart:” Cardiovascular education campaign for African American women.
Applicant: Center for African American Health Disparities Education and Research, Inc. 501(c)3.
Funding Agency: Abbott Medical Devices
Role: Principal Investigator
2019 - 2021 “Perceptions of cardiovascular health among African-American women in public housing” College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky
BM White (PI) | Role: Co-investigator
2018-2020 “Moving toward a healthier future: nutritional and physical activity programming for public housing residents”
Applicant Organizations: Trenton Housing Authority and Center for African American Health Disparities Education and Research, Inc. (501(c)3)
Funding Agency: New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (Amount: $20,000)
Role: PI/Project Director
Other Approved – Intramural:
2017-2018 “Housing, health, and life quality: senior/disabled residents of multi-unit public housing”
Funding Agency: School of Communication, Rutgers University (Amount: $15,000)
2016-2017 “Validating Identity-Congruence in e-Health Information Seeking”
Funding Agency: University Research Council, Rutgers University (Amount: $10,000)
2015-2016 “Barriers to crisis communication within U.S. Sierra Leone communities” Funding Agency: University Research Council Grant Program, Rutgers University
4-VA Collaborate Research Grant for Mapping the University: A Digital Resource for Studying Virginia Campus Histories
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant for Venetian Studies, 2020
American Historical Association, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, 2018
Principal Investigator (2017-2020) –Weather and Climate in the Newsroom: Expanding the Climate Matters Network and its Science Communication Research. National Science Foundation, Award # DRL-1713450.
Principal Investigator (2017-2021) – Enhancing the Effectiveness of NASA Climate Communication. NASA, Award # NNX17AC80G.
Principal Investigator (2014-2017) –TV Weathercasters and Climate Education: Expanding the Reach of Climate Matters. National Science Foundation, Award # DRL-1422431.
Principal Investigator (2015-2017) – Core Support for the Center for Climate Change Communication. Energy Foundation.
Principal Investigator (2012-2017) – Climate Change Communication Internship Program. National Park Service.
Principal Investigator (2011-16) – Enhancing the Effectiveness of Climate Change Education and Outreach through Audience Research. NASA, Award #NNX11AQ80G.
Principal Investigator (2011-2015) – Core support for Center for Climate Change Communication. Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.
Principal Investigator (2012-2014) – Establishing a Climate Change Communication Coalition in Maryland. Town Creek Foundation.
Principal Investigator (2010-12) – CCEP-1: Making the Global Local – Unusual Weather Events as Climate Change Educational Opportunities. National Science Foundation, Award # DUE-1043235.
Principal Investigator (2009-11) – Enabling TV meteorologists to provide viewers with climate change-related science education based on ISE “best practices.” National Science Foundation, Award # DRL-0917566.
Principal Investigator (2009-11) – Mobilizing Citizen Support for Climate Stabilization & Adaptation Policies. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Investigator Award.
Inclusive Excellence Curriculum Enhancement Grant, George Mason University
Serve-Learn-Sustain Grant, Immigration and Social Justice in Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University (declined)
Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, American Councils, Resident Director, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Dodge-Lawrence Fellowship, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
Mellon Research Fellowship, Rutgers University, Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, American Councils, Vladimir, Russia
Curriculum Impact Grant: Bonner Leader Program
Patty Mathison, Samuel Frye, Shauna Rigaud, Laura Poms, Julie Owen, Graziella McCarron, Nick Lennon (CHSS, CHHS, UL)
The Bonner Leader program, a four-year developmental model built around community engagement and experiential learning, provides a pathway for community service via federal work study and integrates curricular and co-curricular learning. The Bonner Leader Program affords college students an opportunity to use their energy, talents, and leadership skills to engage in community service while providing developmental and financial support.The program builds an infrastructure to engage with students every week, provides a developmental, multi-year program model, shifting how institutions sustain community partnerships. We are seeking an Impact Grant to support the creation of the Bonner Leader program here at Mason. The program connects co-curricular and curricular pathways to create a high impact educational experience for undergraduate students in line with the Mason Impact, Patriot Experience and University Mission.
6/18 – 6/19 Potomac Health Foundation Grant: Direct Cost $127,000
A Family-Based Empowerment Program to Target Early Treatment for
Childhood Obesity in Low Income Latino Communities, second year
Co-Investigator – 10% time (PI: Dr. Sina Gallo)
7/18- 6/19 Dominion Energy Foundation Grant: Direct Cost $60,000
Award to provide comprehensive PTSD assessments for veterans in conjunction with the VA Department of Veteran Services
6/19 Fairfax County Interdisciplinary Initiative Grant: Direct Cost $10,000
Award to support placing an advanced doctoral student in a Pediatrician’s office to provide onsite behavioral health services and interdisciplinary care to children.
6/19 – 6/20 Potomac Health Foundation Grant: Direct Cost $127,177
A Family-Based Empowerment Program to Target Early Treatment for Childhood Obesity in Low Income Latino Communities, third year
Co-Investigator – 5% time (PI: Dr. Sina Gallo)
Marc was selected as a Samuel J. Heyman Fellow in 2007.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow
Cheuse Center International Writers MFA Fellow
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant, 2020, Co-PI for "Situated Algorithmic Thinking: Preparing the Future Computing Workforce for Ethical Decision-Making through Interactive Case Studies" (VIEW)
Curriculum Impact Grant, 2021, Co-PI on project to create an Ethics & AI Minor at GMU
Curriculum Impact Grant, 2021, Co-PI on project to perform anti-racist overhaul of doctoral curriculum and policies
Faculty Research and Development Award, 2018, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
Project Global Officer Grant (Co-PI), The Defense Language and National Security Education Office, Institute of International Education, Washington, D.C., 2021.
The Best Presentation Award, “Implementing Film Projects in Language Classrooms.” The Foreign Language Association of Virginia, 2021.
Mason Core Award, George Mason University, 2021.
Online Course Development Grant, The Sterns Center, George Mason University, 2021.
The CHSS Term Faculty Development Grant, George Mason University, 2020.
Conference Travel Grant, The Korean Studies Center, George Mason University, 2019.
The Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, The Stearns Center, George Mason University, 2017.
4-VA Course Development Stipends, George Mason University, 2016 & 2018.
The Faculty Recognition Award, Montgomery College, Maryland, 2013.
Dissertation Research Grant, The University of Maryland, College Park, 2011.
Conference Travel Grants, The University of Maryland, College Park, 2008-2010.
All the Appalachian Trails, technical lead
Jessica Otis and Lincoln A. Mullen, "DataScribe: Enabling Structured Data Transcription in the Omeka S Web Platform," Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2019–2022): $324,733.
Lincoln A. Mullen and John G. Turner, "Mapping American Religious Ecologies," Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2019–2022): $349,971.
Young Scholars in American Religion, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, IUPUI (2019–2020).
Stephen Robertson and Lincoln A. Mullen, "Model Articles for Argumentative Digital History," grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2018–2021): $125,000.
Lincoln A. Mullen and John G. Turner, “Mapping American Religion,” Faculty Research and Development Award from College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University (2018): $7,998.
Stephen Robertson and Lincoln A. Mullen, “Arguing with Digital History,” grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2017): $29,500.
Sheila Brennan and Lincoln A. Mullen, "Mapping Early American Elections," Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2016–2019):
Grants, $53,000 Total for Presidents Park Greenhouse 2014 – 2017
Dr. Okechukwu is a 2020 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. She was also a 2020 African American Digital Humanities (AADHUM) Scholar at the University of Maryland-College Park. Her work has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Oral History Association, Imagining America, and the American Association of University Women.
Title: Characterizing moderators of gender differences in recovery from TBI (Niemeier PI) (2013-2015)
Sponsor: Carolinas Healthcare Foundation, Center of Excellence Award
Title: AIMS: A Multi-Center, Parallel Group, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Amantadine Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Chronic TBI Irritability and Aggression: A Replication Study (1 Oct 2008 – 30 Sep 2014)
Role: Site Project Manager
Sponsor: National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation & Research Grant #H133A080035 (Hammond)
Title: Improving Outcomes in Acute Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury through Practice Based Evidence and Individualized Planning for the first year following Acute Rehabilitation
Grant # RO1HD050439 (Susan Horn ISIS/Hammond) (2007-2013)
Role: Project Manager
Sponsor: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Title: Post-TBI Irritability and Aggression: An Evidence-Based Approach to Management (1 Oct 2007 – 30 Sep 2013)
Role: Project Manager
Sponsor: National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation & Research (NIDRR)
Title: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Improving Outcomes through Practice-Based Evidence (1 Oct 2005 – 30 Sep 2011)
Role: Project Manager
Sponsor: National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation & Research Grant subcontract with Craig Hospital Colorado
Title: Macromolecular Synthesis and Analysis and DNA Sequencing Facility (1998 – 2005)
Role: Co-Director (2003 – 2005)
Sponsor: NCI Shared Resource Grant CCSG CA 16672
"Electroencephalography (EEG) Feedback In Rapid Decision-Making" - Army Research Office
“Command and Control of Mixed Human and Robotic Forces.” - Provost’s Multidisciplinary Research Initiative
CHSS Dissertation Completion Grant, 2020
Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Sociology Program, 2019
PhD Summer Research Fellowship, Provost's Office, 2018 and 2017
Dissertation Research Fellowship, Department of Sociology, 2017
MA Summer Research Fellowship, Provost's Office, 2015
Critical Language Scholarship, Turkey, 2014
Fulbright Grant, Germany, 2010-2011
Dean's Research Award, George Mason University, Spring 2022, Fall 2019.
Dean's Inclusive Excellence Research Award, 2021-2022.
Mathy Junior Faculty Award, George Mason University, 2015-2016.
Tyree-Lamb Fellowship, The Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC, 2015.
West Point Military Academy, West Point, New York. Summer Seminar Fellowship in Military History, 2007.
G.J. Lieberman Fellowship for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service, Stanford University, 2007-2008.
Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 2006-2007.
Cambridge University, King’s College, Cambridge, England. Visiting junior fellow, 2005-2006.
L’École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. Exchange award, 2005-2006.
The Georges Lurcy Fellowship for Research in France, 2005-2006.
2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Fellowship
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, 2017
Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Funded Amount: $17,093 (18-A4151JB13)
State Justice Institute, 2017 – present
Juvenile Probation System Review, Funded Amount: $41,130 (STJ-17-T-128)
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, 2016 – present
CSU Juvenile Diversion and Community Corrections Evaluation (Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Correctional Excellence, 17-A4036AD15)
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, 2016 – present
JJDP Title II, Funded Amount: $41,139 (18-B3400JJ13)
Previously Served as a Center Fellow-Center for the Study of the Presidency
Balasch-Rodríguez, Sonia, Vikis, Alexia D., Rabin, Lisa and Sweet, Colleen. "Course Redesign: Using Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant" (for Spanish 305-306-309 courses). Mason 4-VA in collaboration with the University Libraries and Mason Online. George Mason University, spring 2017..
Fulbright Research Grantee / Visiting Scholar, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium (2018-2019)
Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad: Religion and Diversity in West Africa (5-week funded seminar in Dakar, Senegal) (Summer 2016) (declined)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2019, book project: Orson Welles, Macbeth, and Africa: Collaborative Genius in the Age of Segregation.
Text and Academic Authors Association Publication Grant, 2008.
Mednick Grant, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 2007.
National Endowment for the Humanities, “We the People” American History Summer Stipend, 2004.
Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship for Travel & Research, Lilly Library, 2001, 2006.
Marshall Fishwick Travel Grant, Popular Culture Association, 2004.
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning “Thank-a-teacher” Program Recipient (2017, GMU)
Provost Summer Research Fellowship (2017, GMU)
Interdisciplinary Curriculum Collaborative Research Grant (2017, GMU)
Presidential Scholar Summer Fellowship (2015, 2016, GMU)
Presidential Scholar Fellowship (2013-2016, GMU)
Funds for Excellence in Graduate Recruiting Fellowship (2010-2011, PSU)
Clarke, C., PI, Rowan, K. E., Co-PI, Zhao, X., Co-PI, Besley, J., Seiter, C., & Hathaway, J. (2019-2023) Assessing science communication training. Funded, $164, 932.
Akerlof, K. L., PI, Clarke, C., Co-PI, Rowan, K. E., Co-PI, & Olds, J. Co-PI (2019-2020). Conservation and environmental science communication. Development of a transdisciplinary curriculum. Curriculum Impact Grant. Funded by the Office of the Provost, George Mason University for $38,750.00.
Gest, J., PI, Schar School of Policy and Government, & Rowan, K. E., Co-PI (2018-2019). Policy Communication, Curricular Impact Grant. Funded by the Office of the Provost, George Mason University, $9,000.
Rowan, K. E. Contractor, & Hathaway, J. R. (2019). Workshop developer and report author Triaging the News from Hundreds of NHLBI Studies: A Workshop Where YOU Help Shape Criteria and Processes, $1,500 from ICF Strategic. Presented to the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Rowan, K. E. Contractor, & Hathaway, J. R. (2018). Communicating YOUR Science. Workshop for the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Science, Bethesda, MD. $3,000.
Rowan, K. E., and Akerlof, K. L. (2013-2017). Science communication education for VASG Fellows. Funded, Virginia Sea Grant, $56,000.
Maibach, E. W., Rowan, K. E., & Wilson, K. (2009-2011). Co-principal investigator, National Science Foundation, Enabling TV meteorologists to provide viewers with climate change-related science education based on ISE “best practices," $1 million.
National Science Foundation. The micro-process of social responsibility in organizations: A bottom up perspective.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Corporate social responsibility in employee ability, motivation, opportunity, and performance.
Purdue University Diversity Transformation Award. Building a positive campus diversity climate through the inclusion of individuals with concealable identities: A trifold curricular approach.
Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Foundation, Using technology to see in the dark: capturing and examining decision making strategies within managerial assessment and development centers.
State Farm Companies Foundation. Corporate gift to the University of Illinois Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations to fund the research being conducted by the Rupp DACLab
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The transnational constitution of sustainability: Governance, finance and regulation.
Korean Psychological Testing Institute. Funding for research on the validity of global, long distance, and high tech developmental assessment centers.
Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Award, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Foundation, Validity evidence for developmental assessment centers.
Center for Human Resource Management, University of Illinois, Inconsistency in job performance: Measurement error or something more?
Center for International Business Education and Research, University of Illinois, Corporate social responsibility: The mediating role of employee justice.
University of Illinois Campus Research Board, Organizational justice and corporate social responsibility: A multilevel cross-cultural investigation.
Center for Human Resource Management, University of Illinois. Maximizing human resource potential through corporate social responsibility.
University of Illinois Campus Research Board. Using assessment centers for employee development.
The University of West Florida Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant, Perceptions of age in the workplace: Job stereotypicality and attributions for performance.
Gaea Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Open Society Foundations, CrossCurrents Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Quixote Foundation, Metabolic Studios, George Mason University Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Arts Council, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Washington Post Companies, Philip L. Graham Fund, Meyer Foundation, Knight Foundation, Glen Eagles Foundation, Philip Morris Companies, US WEST, Best Buy, Abell Foundation, Cordish Company
Professor Sadana's most recent grants and fellowships include:
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (NEH)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (ACLS)
Weatherhead Fellowship, School for Advanced Research (SAR)
American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship (AIIS)
Term Faculty Development Fund Grant (for research/curricular development for "Virginia Stories: Settlement to Nat Turner"), 2019-2020
Mason 4-VA OER grants to support development of the English 302 OER Collection, 2018 and 2016/2017
Term Faculty Development Fund Grant (for developing the English 302 OER collection), summer 2016
Term Faculty Teaching Development Fund Grant (for incorporating Omeka into an introductory literature class), spring semester 2014
Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 1 week, 2011-2012
Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 2018-2019.
Dissertation Year Fellowship, U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2017-2018.
Presidential Scholar, George Mason University, 2013-2016.
2018- NSF Documenting Endangered Languages Grant (Principal Investigator) #BCS 1760977: Navigating the New Arctic: Collaborative Research: Integrating Language Documentation and Computational Tools for Yupik, an Alaska Native Language.
2020 George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research and Development Award: Building and Assessing Resources for Language Documentation and Revitalization
2018 The Mathy Junior Faculty Award in the Arts and Humanities.
Principal Investigator. (2020-2022). Reimagining the history of higher education in the digital age. 4VA grant extension in collaboration with Virginia Tech, College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, and James Madison University. https://higheredhistory.gmu.edu
Principal Investigator. (2020-2022). Expanding the commons: Supporting emerging world history scholars and community colleges through the World History Commons OER. American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grant.
Principal Investigator. (2018-2021). World history commons. Digital Humanities Advancement Grant. National Endowment for the Humanities.
Purchase Line School District, Tutoring assistance to local rural school district, $3,900, August 2008
Association of International Education Administrators, Harold Josephson Award for Outstanding Promise in International Education $1,000, December 2005.
University of Pittsburgh, School of Education Research Grant, Internationalization of the Academic Profession: An Exploratory Study of Faculty Attitudes, Beliefs and Involvement at Public Universities in Pennsylvania, $450, December 2005
U.S. Department of Education, Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program (co-directed with Dr. David M. Lynch), $95,572 (1994-95); $48,000 (1992-93); $128,000 (1991-92); $32,000 (1991-92); $112,000 (1990-91)
-Fellowship, Boren National Security Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008.
-Republic of China Ministry of Education Language Scholarship,Fall 2007
-Senior Visiting Student Fellowship, Peking University, Spring 2008
-Graduate Research Award, UC Irvine Center for Asian Studies, Spring 2008
-U.S. Army Center for Military History, Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2013
-Smith-Richardson World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship 2013
-Taiwan, Center for Chinese Studies Fellowship 2014
2019-2020: Faculty Research and Development Award. "Parenting Stress, Emotion Regulation, and Recovery: Transactional Mechanisms Underlying Intergenerational Transmission of Opioid Addiction and Risk for Relapse." Funding Source: College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), George Mason University
2015-2018: Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32-DA039626). "Parent Emotion Socialization and Child Emotion Regulation: Mechanisms of Intergenerational Transmission of Addiction." Agency: NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
2011-2012: Institutional Predoctoral Training Fellowship (T32-HD0007376), The Center for Developmental Science. Agency: NIH (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development).
Shaw, T.H. (PI). Grant with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, “Evaluating factors that affect trust calibration: the influence of trust strategy and risk”. August 2015 – February 2019 $887,009.08.
Shaw, T.H. (PI). Subcontract with Charles River Analytics. Sponsored by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, “System to Evaluate and Assess Holistic Aircrew Workload (SEAHAWK). June 2016 – July 2017. GMU Direct cost = $44,997.
Shaw, T.H. (PI), Dalal, R. (Co-PI), Zaccaro, S. (Co-PI). Cooperative Agreement with the Army Research Institute, “The Validation of a Domain-General Systems Thinking Assessment Test (STAT) for Personnel Selection and Classification” September 2015- September 2016, $500,000
American Sociological Association. Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Grant. “Labor Market Precarity and Higher Education.” PI: Blake Silver (11/2020-03/2022).
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, Paul P. Fidler Research Grant. "Transitioning OUT: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students’ Experiences in the Senior Year." PI: Blake Silver (10/2019-10/2021).
NASPA Region III, Research Grant. "Gender, First-Generation American Students, and the Senior-Year Transition." PI: Blake Silver (08/2018-12/2019).
The NASPA Foundation, Channing Briggs Small Research Grant. “Navigating the Senior Year Transition: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of First-Generation American Students.” PI: Blake Silver (10/2015-10/2016).
National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, July 2013-July 2014
National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship, July 2006-July 2007
Spencer Library Travel Grant, University of Kansas, October 2002
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant
Career Development Faculty Research Development Award (2021)
Mathy Junior Faculty Research Award (2016-2017)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend (2016)
The Luce Foundation grant (2012-19), Russian Perspectives on Islam
The NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grant (2015-20), Russian Perspectives on Islam
2017-2018 Archie Green Fellowship, the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress
2017, University Life Programming Grant, George Mason University ($1,000.00)
2017, District of Columbia Sociological Society, Master Paper Award ($200.00)
2016, Summer Research Fellow Grant, George Mason University ($5,000.00)
2019: Artist Residency, The Booth, Scalloway, Shetland, Scotland
2017: Artist Residency, Timespan Museum & Cultural Centre, Helmsdale, Scotland
2017: Faculty Research & Development Award
2015: Faculty Study Leave, Fall Semester
2014: Artist Residency, Sweeney's Bothy, Isle of Eigg, Scotland
2014, 2013, 2011: GMU Creative Awards
2011: Foreword Reviews Small Press Book of the Year, Bronze Award, for Gallowglass
2008, 2002: Residency Fellowships, Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, Scotland
2007: Chad Walsh Prize, Beloit Poetry Journal, for "Stork"
2007: Runes Poetry Prize, for "Ice or Salt"
2006: Indiana Review Poetry Prize, for "Gallowglass"
2016 (with Dr. Sonia Balasch-Rodríguez, Dr. Lisa M. Rabin and Dr. Colleen A. Sweet) Course Redesign: Using Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant. Mason 4-VA in collaboration with the University Libraries and Mason Online. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA.
NSF EAGER Grant, NSF, ”Inclusive-ScamBuster: Inclusive Scam Detection Methods for Social Media to Design Assistive Tools for Protecting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” (PI Hemant Purohit, GMU Information Sciences & Technology; Co-PI Géraldine Walther, GMU English/Linguistics; Co-PI Matt Peterson, GMU Psychology; Co-PI Yoosun Chung, GMU Special Education)
CCI Impact of Human Behavior on Cybersecurity, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, NoVa Node, VA, “Characterizing Biases in Automated Scam Detection Tools for Social Media to Aid Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” (PI Hemant Purohit, GMU Information Sciences & Technology; Co-PI Géraldine Walther, GMU English/Linguistics; Co-PI Matt Peterson, GMU Psychology; Co-PI Yoosun Chung, GMU Special Education)
NSF DEL/DLI Grant, NSF, ”Collaborative Research: DLI-DEL: Language Documentation with an AI Helper” (PI Antonios Anastasopoulos, GMU Computer Science; Co-PI Géraldine Walther, GMU English/Linguistics; Co-PI David Chiang, Notre Dame Computer Science and Engineering)
CAHMP Seed Grant, Center for Advanced Human and Machine Partnership (CAHMP). "ScamBuster: Detecting Emergent Scam Networks on Social Media during Disasters" (PI Hemant Purohit, GMU Information Sciences & Technology; Co-PI Géraldine Walther, English/Linguistics.)
IXXI/ISH, “Sur le bout de la langue” modélisation mathématique de la compétition entre langues’, (with Morgane Bergot, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon (France))
Postdoctoral fellowship, ASLAN Excellency cluster, ”Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity (ASLAN), CNRS, Lyon (France): two years of funding plus monthly salary, benefits, and additional expenses (conferences, research visits, summer schools) for developing a personal research project on “A typological approach to structural properties of morphological systems”.
Networds visiting grant, European Science Foundation, Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey (UK): six week visiting grant, collaboration on Canonical Typology with Prof. Greville G. Corbett and Prof. Dunstan Brown, on computational morphology with Prof. Dunstan Brown, on general typology with Maris Camilleri (Maltese) and Dr. Enrique Palancar (Chinantec).
PhD funding, ENS-LSH & Université Paris Diderot, Paris (France): three years of funding plus monthly salary, benefits, and additional expenses (conferences, research visits, summer schools) for PhD research “Sur la canonicité en morphologie: perspective empirique, formelle et computationnelle.” [“On canonicity in morphology: an empirical, formal, and computational approach”]
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Lettres et Sciences Humaines), Lyon (France): Admission to the ENS-LSH: fully paid selective 4-year studentship with monthly salary and benefits and supplementary courses in Linguistics, and German Language and Literature.
Book finalist for the Albert J. Raboteau Prize in Africana Religions, American Academy of Religion (2017)
Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. (2004-2005)
Brown University Dissertation Fellowship. (1999)
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant. (1999)
Brown University Graduate Fellowship in Research. (1994-1995)
Tougaloo College English Department Award for outstanding student in English and American literature. (1993)
Woodrow Wilson Exchange Program to University of Washington, Seattle. (1992)
United Negro College Fund/Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship in English. (1991)
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society inductee, Tougaloo College chapter. (1990).
Recipient, Fiction, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
Recipient, Fiction, RUBYs Artist Grant, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (named in honor of Ruby Lerner, founder and director emeritus, Creative Capital)
Participant, Sewanee Writers' Conference (University of the South), DISQUIET: International Literary Program in Lisbon (Dzanc Books), First U.S. Publishers Delegation to Cuba (Publishers Weekly), Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference (Bemidji State University), and numerous annual writers' conferences including moderating panels at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference
AWARDS AND HONORS
2020 Nomination, George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award
2019 American Research Center in Egypt research and travel grant/fellowship
2018 Mathy Junior Faculty Award, Sabbatical Research Support, George Mason University
2017 Nelson Travel and Research award, George Mason University
2017 Highest Rated student core requirement course, George Mason University
2013-2014 Visiting Faculty and Research Associate, Harvard University, Women’s Studies in Religion and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
2012 Petrie Museum Grant, research at Kom el-Nana
2010-2012 American Council of Learned Societies/Mellon New Faculty Fellow
Post-Doctoral Fellow Faculty Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley
2006 Singleton Research Fellow to the Villa Spelman, Florence, Italy
2004-2005 Fulbright Fellow, dissertation research grant in Egypt
2004-2005 American Research Center in Egypt Fellow (deferred)
2002 Dean’s Fellow, teaching excellence grant, Johns Hopkins University
1998-2009 Graduate Fellowship, Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Building Bridges and Capacity: An Innovative Model for US-Peruvian Educational Exchange. 2018. United States Department of State, $25,000 (Co-PI; Principal Investigator M.P. Gilmore).
Stories from the Forest: A Place-Based Biography of an Amazonian Indigenous Leader. 2018. College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University—Faculty Research and Development Award, $14,265 (Principal Investigator; Co-PI M.P. Gilmore).
Food Systems Leadership Institute. 2016. George Mason University—4-VA Innovation Grant, $20,000 (Principal Investigator).
Inventing a Sustainable Food Systems Curriculum at George Mason University. 2014. United States Department of Agriculture, $136,500 (Co-PI; Principal Investigator M.P. Gilmore).
Virginia Sustainable Food Coalition. 2014. George Mason University—4-VA Innovation Grant, $24,200 (Principal Investigator).
Ohrstrom Foundation - Science education for K-12 faculty
SENCER - National Science Foundation funded.
OSCAR undergraduate research
Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative Grant. “Student Perceptions of Learning Experiences in Hybrid Writing Courses.” With Lourdes Fernandez, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kerry Folan, Ariel M. Goldenthal, and Sheri Sorvillo. 2022. $4,500.
“Writing@Mason: Articulating, Sharing, and Supporting Threshold Knowledges for Mason Core Writing Courses.” Curriculum Impact Grant, GMU, July 2019. With Michelle Lafrance, E. Shelley Reid, Tom Polk, and Susan Lawrence.
“Civic Engagement in Mason Writing.” Curriculum Impact Grant, GMU, July 2018. With Jessica Matthews.
Title: Using targeted social media to communicate culturally sensitive and interactive environmental risk information about breast cancer to mothers
Role: Principal Investigator/Project Director: Kevin B. Wright, Ph.D.
Funding Period: 6/01/17 – 6/01/19
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH Program: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Title: Collaborative research: Modeling the efficacy of inventory for extreme event preparedness decision making in interdependent systems.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator: Kash Barker, Ph.D.
Funding Period: 8/15/09 - 8/15/11
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF Program: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
GMU Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE), Faculty Learning Community (FLC) grant, 2017-18 (co-facilitator with Eric Anderson and Tamara Harvey)
Fenwick Fellowship, GMU Libraries, 2017-18
Study Leave, George Mason University, 2007-08
NEH Faculty Workshop Grant (with John Foster, Amal Amireh, Tamara Harvey, and Joel Foreman), Fall 2005-Fall 2006
Mathy Junior Faculty Fellowship, George Mason University, Spring 2000
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1992-94
Cornell Graduate Fellowship, 1988-89
Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, 1986
A.D. White Fellowship, Cornell University, 1986
Commonwealth Fellowship, Great Britain, 1986 (declined)
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Special M.A. Scholarship, 1986
2021-2023 Principal Investigator. “Partners in Crisis: Improving Police Response to Individuals in Moments of Crisis by Providing Service Alternatives.” National Institute of Justice. ($385,434)
2015-2019 Principal Investigator: “Improving Police Response to Mental Health Crisis in a Rural Area” (with Charlotte Gill, Co-PI). Bureau of Justice Assistance (Smart Policing Initiative) 2015-WY-BX-0007. Total funding: $627,482 to Roanoke County Police Department. GMU funded amount: $250,000.
2017-2019 Co-Principal Investigator. “An Examination of the Rising Star Hypothesis in Formal Mentoring” (with Changya Hu, PI). Ministry of Science and Technology. Taiwan. ($547,537)
2013-2015 Principal Investigator: "Exploring the Mechanisms of Social Control in a Relational Society: A Comparison of the Explanatory Effects of Social Ties and Collective Efficacy in Taiwan." National Science Council. Taiwan ($70,000).
2013-2014 Principal Investigator: “Eco-Terrorism and the Corresponding Legislation Efforts to Intervene and Prevent Future Attacks.” The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS). ($10,876).
2012-2013 Principal Investigator: “Examining the Mechanism Underlying the Perceptions of Disorder.” National Science Council. Taiwan ($25,000).