College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grant and Fellowship Awards

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, project manager Patrick Murray-John, has received an award in the amount of $39,076 for the development of modules for the Omeka-S publishing platform to allow integration with the ORCID system of persistent researcher identifiers. December 13, 2017.

Thalia Goldstein receives funding from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Thalia Goldstein, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood a grant of $40,000 for her project: Puppets, Dolls, and Costumes: Embodiment and Representation when Constructing Knowledge Through Play.

Stephen Zaccaro, Aurali Dade, Richard Klimoski receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stephen Zaccaro, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, Aurali Dade, Associate Vice President for Research Development, Integrity and Assurance, and Richard Klimoski, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, have received a grant of $49,393 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their project: Promoting Research Integrity in Multidisciplinary and Multiteam Based Science Initiatives.

Reeshad Dalal receives funding from the Army Research Institute

Reeshad Dalal, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received a grant of $135,033 for his project: Exploring the Use of Innovative Performance Tests to Measure Personality Traits from the Army Research Institute. 

Robert Pasnak, Julie Kidd, and Patrick McKnight receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education

Robert Pasnak, Julie Kidd, and Patrick McKnight, all faculty members in the Department of Psychology, have received funding from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $535,572 for their project: Focusing on the Efficacy of Teaching Advanced Forms of Patterning on Kindergartners' Improvements in Literacy, Mathematics, and Reasoning Ability.

June Tangney and Jeffrey Stuewig receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (NIH)

June Tangney ad Jeffrey Stuewig, faculty members in the Department of Psychology, have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH) in the amount of $209,172 for their project: Using Values to Enhance Inmate's Response to Substance Use and HIV Risk Feedback.

Jesse Kirkpatrick receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Jesse Kirkpatrick, faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the amount of $100,000 for his project, Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War. This is a continuation of his original award from 2016.

Sun-Young Park receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Sun-Young Park, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the amount of $6,000 for her project, A History of French Disability Architecture and Design, 1750-1975.

Sarah Baker receives funding from the United States Department of Education through the National Writing Project

Sarah Baker, faculty member in the Department of English and director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project, has received funding in the amount of $20,000 from the United States Department of Education through the National Writing Project, for the 2017-2018 College-Ready Writers Program Advanced Institute. February 24, 2017.

Edward Maibach, Connie Roser-Renouf, and Teresa Myers receive funding from NASA

Edward Maibach, faculty member in the Department of Communication and director of the Center for Climate Change Communication, and Connie Roser-Renouf and Teresa Myers, also faculty members in the Department of Communication and the Center for Climate Change Communication, have received funding from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the amount of $190,595 for their project, Enhancing the Effectiveness of NASA Climate Communication. February 23, 2017.

Faye Taxman receives funding from TASC, Inc.

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, received funding in the amount of $20,000 from TASC, Inc. for the STEER (Stop, Triage, Engage, Educate, and Rehabilitate) Program, Montgomery County, Maryland. February 17, 2017.

Stephen Robertson and Lincoln Mullen receive funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Stephen Robertson, director of the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media, and Lincoln Mullen, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, have received funding in the amount of $29,500 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their project, Arguing with Digital History: A Workshop on Using Digital History to Make Arguments for Academic Audiences. February 16, 2017.

Danielle Rudes receives funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, through Fairfax County, Virginia

Danielle Rudes, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received funding in the amount of $93,547 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, through Fairfax County, Virginia, for her project Implementation and Change in a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Services Unit. February 13, 2017.

Sheila Brennan receives funding from the Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation

Sheila Brennan, director of strategic initiatives, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, has received funding from the Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation in the amount of $67,866 for her project, The Networked Curator: Pilot Program of Digital Training for Art Museum Curators. February 10, 2017.

Jennifer Lerch receives funding from the City of Staunton, Virginia

Jennifer Lerch, research associate with the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award from the City of Staunton, Virginia, in the amount of $3,000 for her project, Risk-Needs Responsivity Simulation Tool. February 10, 2017.

Kelly Schrum receives funding from National History Day

Kelly Schrum, director of educational projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and faculty member, higher education program, received interim funding in the amount of $125,000 from National History Day for her project, Silent Heroes. February 9, 2017.

Faye Taxman receives funding from the United States Department of Justice through Michigan State University

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, received an award in the amount of $199,500 from the U.S. Department of Justice through Michigan State University for her project, Smart Suite. January 24, 2017.

Faye Taxman receives funding from the City and County of Denver, Colorado

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, received an award extension and increment in the amount of $25,000 from the City and County of Denver, Colorado, for her project, Denver Risk-Needs Responsivity. January 19, 2017.

James Witte receives funding from APCO International

James Witte, faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and director, Center for Social Science Research, received an award in the amount of $19,665 from APCO International for his 9-1-1 Call Center Survey Project. January 18, 2017. 

Tyler Shaw receives funding from the United States Air Force (AFOSR)

Tyler Shaw, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, has received funding in the amount of $341,547 from the Unites States Air Force, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, for his project, Evaluating Factors that Affect Trust Calibration: The Influence of Trust Strategy and Risk. January 17, 2017.

Amy Murphy receives funding from the South Dakota Department of Corrections

Amy Murphy, project director, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, has received funding in the amount of $26,960 from the South Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) for her project, South Dakota DOC Probation Risk-Needs Responsivity. January 13, 2017. 

Anne Nicotera receives funding from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Anne Nicotera, faculty member and chair, Department of Communication, has received funding in the amount of $20,000 from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Kentucky Research Foundation for her project, Advancing Health Communication Research through the KCHC-DCHC Conference Series. January 12, 2017. 

Sharon Leon receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Sharon Leon, director of public projects at the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media and associate professor in the Department of History and Art History, is one of the first scholars to receive a Mellon/NEH Digital Publication Fellowship, in the amount of $37,800, for her project A Study of the Enslaved Persons Owned (and Sold) by the Maryland Province Jesuits. January 11, 2017.

Sharon Leon receives funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sharon Leon, director of public projects at the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media and associate professor in the Department of History and Art History received $23,845 for the “Digital Chicago Portal Development” project from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through Lake Forest College. December 27, 2016.

Stephen Lippi and Jane Flinn receives funding from the American Psychological Association

Stephen Lippi, doctoral student and graduate assistant in the Department of Psychology and his advisor, Jane Flinn, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, received $1,000 from the American Psychological Association to support his dissertation research on the effects of zinc on a double transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease. December 16, 2016.

Sharon Leon receives funding from the Little Compton Historical Society

Sharon Leon, director of public projects at the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media and associate professor in the Department of History and Art History, received $23,750 from the Little Compton Historical Society for contract development in the New England’s Population of Color project. December 16, 2016.

Sheila Brennan, Michael O'Malley, and Matthew Karush receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities 

Sheila Brennan, director of strategic initiatives at the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM), Michael O'Malley, associate director, RRCHNM and faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, and Matthew Karush, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, have received funding in the amount of $29,996 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project, Hearing the Americas. December 14, 2017.

Kelly Schrum receives additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Folger Shakespeare Library

Kelly Schrum, director of educational projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and faculty member in the Higher Education program, received an additional $5,000 for the on-going Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference Resource project from the National Endowment for the Humanities via the Folger Shakespeare Library. This supplement brings the award total to $65,000. December 14, 2016.

Faye Taxman receives funding from the National Institutes of Health 

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, received $35,613 for the project titled, “Improving Access to Substance Abuse Evidence-Based Practices for Youth in the Justice System: Strategies Used by JPOs” from the National Institutes of Health through the Oregon Social Learning Center. December 14, 2016.

Faye Taxman receives funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, received $99,631 for Development and Implementation of an Incentive-based Probation Response System project from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. December 14, 2016.

David Wilson and Ajima Olaghere Receive Funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

David Wilson, chair and faculty member, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and Ajima Olaghere, post-doctoral fellow in the department,  have received funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the amount of $74,998, for the project Trauma-informed Interventions for Justice-involved Youth: A Meta-analysis. December 7, 2016.

Jesse Kirkpatrick and Gregory Koblentz Receive Funding from the Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.

Jesse Kirkpatrick, assistant director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy and faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, and Gregory Koblentz, faculty member in the Schar School of Policy and Government, received an award in the amount of $193,283 from the Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., for their project CRISPR Biosecurity: Assessing Risks, Benefits, and Governance Options of New Gene Editing Tools. December 7, 2016.

Danielle Rudes Receives Funding from the ASAE Foundation

Danielle Rudes, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received funding from the ASAE Foundation in the amount of $7,472, for the project Implementing, Disseminating, and Translating Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed Policy/Practice within Public/Non-Profit Organizations. December 1, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from the State of North Carolina through the George Mason University Foundation

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award of $140,000 from the State of North Carolina through the George Mason University Foundation for the North Carolina RNR project. November 22, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from Wright State University

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award of $3,000 from Wright State University for the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool project.  November 22, 2016.

David Weisburd and Charlotte Gill Receive Funding from the City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

David Weisburd, distinguished professor and director of Mason's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), and Charlotte Gill, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and deputy director of CEBCP, have received an award of $60,000 from the City of Brooklyn Park for the project Increasing Collective Efficacy and Social Capital at Crime Hot Spots: A Patrol Force Approach in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. This award increases the total award to date for this project to $317,291. November 17, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from the United Way of Greater St. Louis

Faye Taxman, director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award of $20,000 from the United Way of Greater St. Louis for the Deployment of the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) project. November 3, 2016.

Carryl Baldwin Receives Funding from Westat through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Carryl Baldwin, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received funding from Westat through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the amount of $99,962, for the project Evaluation of Advanced Displays and Controls. November 1, 2016.

Keith Renshaw and Sarah Carter Receive Funding from the Denver Research Institute

Keith Renshaw, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and psychology doctoral student Sarah Carter have received an award in the amount of $2,000 from the Denver Research Institute for the completion of Carter's dissertation, "Interpersonal Mechanisms of Suicide Risk in Service Members: A Daily Diary Study." October 27, 2016.

Timothy Curby Receives Funding from the University of Illinois

Timothy Curby, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, has received funding in the amount of $111,833 from the United States Department of Education/Institute for Education Sciences through the University of Illinois for his project, Development and Validation of the Emotional Teacher Rating Scale EMOTERS) for Preschool Classrooms. October 25, 2016.

Carryl Baldwin Receives Funding from Northrop Grumman Corporation through the George Mason University Foundation

Carryl Baldwin, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received funding from Northrop Grumman Corporation through the George Mason University Foundation for Northrop Grumman support in the amount of $136,113. October 24, 2016.

Garry Sparks Receives Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Garry Sparks, faculty member of the department of Religious Studies, has received funding in the amount of $290,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his project, The Theologia Indorum: A Critical Translation of Friar Domingo de Vico's Theology and the Maya, Volume I. October 6, 2016.

James Witte, Shannon Davis, John Dale, and Amy Best Receive Funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service

James Witte, director of the Center for Social Science Research and faculty member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Shannon Davis, Sociology Program director/coordinator and faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, John Dale, Sociology graduate director and faculty member in the department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Amy Best, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, have received an award from the Corporation for National and Community Service in the amount of $170,110 for their project, Civic Engagement in Seven Cities. October 5, 2016.

Matthew Karush Receives Funding from the Oxford University Press

Matthew Karush, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, has received funding for his work as Editor of the Journal of Social History in the amount of $28,000. October 3, 2016

David Wilson Receives Funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Science, Inc.

David Wilson, chair, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Science, Inc., the amount of $35,004 (bringing the total amount received to $141,500) for his project, Juvenile Drug Court Systematic Review. September 30, 2016.

Sheila Brennan Receives Funding from the Corporation for Digital Scholarship

Sheila Brennan, director of strategic initiatives at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, has received an award of $176,692 for her Collaborative Storage for Zotero Service Contract from the Corporation for Digital Scholarship. September 29, 2016.

Seth Kaplan Receives Funding from the Army Research Institute

Seth Kaplan, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, has received an award for his project, Affective Forecasting Errors: Implications for Individual Learning and Performance, in the amount of $233,399 from the Army Research Institute. September 29, 2016.

David Wilson Receives Funding from the Pretrial Justice Institute

David Wilson, chair, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award in the amount of $30,940 from the Pretrial Justice Institute for the sponsorship of George Mason University graduate research. September 22, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from Bureau of Justice Assistance through the the Council of State Governments 

Faye Taxman, Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award of $149,998 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Council of State Governments for her project, CSG/GMU RNR Simulation Tool Pilot Site Project Work Plan. September 21, 2016.

Cynthia Lum and Christopher Koper Receive Funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation through the George Mason University Foundation

Cynthia Lum, Director for the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and Christopher Koper, faculty member of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, have received an award of $348,411 for their project, The Proactive Policing Lab, from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation through the George Mason University Foundation.  September 20, 2016.

June Tangney Receives Funding from MHM Services, Inc. through the George Mason University Foundation

June Tangney, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $21,500 from MHM Services, Inc. through the George Mason University Foundation for her project, Collaborative Research Support. September 16, 2016 

Yi-Ching Lee Receives Funding from the National Science Foundation

Yi-Ching Lee, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received an award from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $891,135 for her project, Collaborative Research: Diagnostic Driving: Real Time Driver Condition Detection Through Analysis of Driving Behavior. September 14, 2016

Christy Esposito-Smythers Receives funding from the National Institutes of Health (DHHS) through Brown University

Christy Esposito-Smythers, faculty member of the Department of Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $23,000 for her project, Outpatient Protocol for High Risk Suicidal Teens, from the National Institutes of Health (DHHS) through Brown University bringing the total funding of the project to $178,075. September 14, 2016.

Allison Redlich Receives Funding from National Science Foundation

Allison Redlich, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award in the amount of $49,277 for her project, Collaborative Research: Understanding Youth Engagement in the Plea Process: Predictors and Consequences. September 13, 2016. 

James Thompson and Siddhartha Sidkar Receive Funding from the National Sciences Foundation

James Thompson, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and Siddhartha Sikdar, faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, received funding from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $1,647,968, for the acquisition of a 3-T MRI for Integrative Brain-Body Imaging. September 12, 2016.

Thomas Wood Receives Funding from the National Science Foundation through the Resarch Foundation for the State University of New York

Thomas Wood, faculty member in the School of Integrative Studies, received an award in the amount of $8,000 for his project, the Chesapeake Bay SENCER Center for Innovation, from the National Science Foundation through the Research Foundation for the Statue University of New York. September 9, 2016.

Debra Lattanzi Shutika Receives Funding from the National Park Service

Debra Lattanzi Shutika, chair, Department of English and director, folklore studies program, received a grant from the National Park Service for her project, African Americans and the National Parks. The initial grant awarded was for $16,000, but the anticipated total grant will be $158,000. September 8, 2016.

Carryl Baldwin Receives Funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through Westat, Inc.

Carryl Baldwin, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, received an award modification in the amount of $15,000 — bringing the total project award to $288,408 — from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through Westat, Inc. for the project Mind Wandering - Internal Distractions. September 7, 2016.

Carlos Ramirez Receives Funding from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Carlos Ramirez, faculty member in the Department of Economics, received an award from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, in the amount of $45,241. August 31, 2016.

Kelly Schrum Receives Funding from the United States Department of State

Kelly Schrum, director of educational projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and faculty member, Higher Education program, received an award for her project Diplomacy in Action: Diplomatic Simulations in the Classroom from the United States Department of State in the amount of $198,000. August 24, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from the United States Bureau of Prisons through the Boston Consulting Group

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award in the amount of $9,000 from the United States Bureau of Prisons through the Boston Consulting Group for the project BCG. August 23, 2016

David Weisburd Receives Funding from the National Institutes of Health

David Weisburd, distinguished professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, has received funding in the amount of $526,124 from the National Institutes of Health for the project Community Health, Anti-Social Behavior at Drug Hot Spots. August 22, 2016.

Daniel Klein Receives Funding from Atlas Network

Daniel Klein, faculty member in the Department of Economics, received an award in the amount of $24,482 from Atlas Network for Atlas Network/Econ Journal Watch. August 18, 2016.

Tyler Shaw Receives Funding from Google through the George Mason University Foundation

Tyler Shaw, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, received an award in the amount of $45,825 from Google through the George Mason Foundation for the project Repairing trust with Strategies to Offset Negativity Towards Autonomous Technologies (RESONATE). August 12, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from Hidalgo County, Texas 

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award in the amount of $49,998 from Hidalgo County, Texas, for the project Hidalgo Risk-Needs-Responsivity. August 4, 2016

Xiaoquan Zhao Receives Funding from the United States Food and Drug Administration

Xiaoquan Zhao, faculty member in the Department of Communication, received an Intergovernmental Personnel Act award from the United States Food and Drug Administration, for Research Support for FDA's Youth Tobacco Prevention Campaigns, in the amount of $63,109. August 4, 2016.

Todd Kashdan Receives Funding from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Maryland

Todd Kashdan, faculty member in the Department of Psychology and senior scientist, Center for the Advancement of Well-being, has received an award in the amount of $18,772 from the National Institutes of Health, through the University of Maryland, for the project Prospective Determination of Neurobehavioral Risk for the Development of Emotion Disorders. July 28, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from the National Institutes of Health through the University of North Texas Health Science Center

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award in the amount of $6,410 from the National Institutes of Health, through the University of North Texas Health Science Center, for the 2016 National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Program. July 26, 2016. 

Tara Chaplin Receives Funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services

Tara Chaplin, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, has received funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $328,514 for the project Parent-Adolescent Interactions and Substance Abuse Risk: Gender Differences. July 25, 2016.

Shannon Davis Receives Funding from the American Sociological Association

Shannon Davis, faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has received funding in the amount of $2,500 from the American Sociological Association for the project: The Construction of Perceived Research Competency among Sociology Undergraduates. July 22, 2016.

Daniel Houser and Joy Buchanan Receive Funding from the National Science Foundation

Daniel Houser, faculty member and chair, Department of Economics, and Joy Buchanan, an economics student, have received funding in the amount of $10,944 from the National Science Foundation for Ms. Buchanan's Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: The Behavioral Determinants of Nominal Wage Rigidity. Dr. Houser is Ms. Buchanan's faculty advisor. July 22, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award in the amount of $195,000 from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services for the project Evidence-Based Practice FY17. July 22, 2016. 

Jason Dunick and Rachel Powell Receive Funding from the Virginia Council on Economic Education

Jason Dunick, faculty member in the Department of Economics, and Rachel Powell, program coordinator of the George Mason University Center for Economic Education of the Virginia Council on Economic Education, have received an award in the amount of $78,500 for VCEE/Workshops on Economic Education. July 21, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from Southern Illinois University

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award in the amount of $16,000 from Southern Illinois University for Southern Illinois University Risk-Need-Responsivity Training. July 21, 2016. 

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from Griffith University and the Australian Research Council

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award in the amount of $50,000 from Griffith University and the Australian Research Council for the project Identifying Novel, Health-Related Predictors of Recidivism: Informing Evidence-Based Throughcare. July 15, 2016.  

Benjamin Cowan Receives a Kluge Fellowship from the Library of Congress

Benjamin Cowan, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History, has been named a 2016 Kluge Fellow by the Library of Congress. He has been awarded $21,000 for his Kluge Center Project: Mundane Magic: Brazil, Christian Fundamentalism, and Transnational Anti-modernism, 1930-1985.  July 12, 2016.

David Wilson Receives Funding from the Jacobs Foundation

David Wilson, faculty member and chair, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, has received an award of $38,152 from the Jacobs Foundation for the project Police Initiated Diversion for Youth to Prevent Future Delinquent Behavior: A Systematic Review. July 11, 2016.

Tyler Shaw Receives Funding from the Office of Naval Research and Charles River Analytics, Inc.

Tyler Shaw, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, has received an award of $24,000 from the Office of Naval Research and Charles River Analytics, Inc., for the project System for Evaluating and Assessing Holistic Aircrew Workload (SEAHAWK). July 7, 2016. 

Keith Renshaw and Sarah Carter Receive Funding from the National Institutes of Health

Keith Renshaw, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and Sarah Carter, a psychology student, have received funding in the amount of $31,123 from the National Institutes of Health for the project Interpersonal Mechanisms of Suicide Risk in Service Members: A Daily Diary Study. The award represents Ms. Carter's pre-doctoral fellowship, for which her advisor is Dr. Renshaw. July 7, 2016.

Amy Murphy Receives Funding from Washoe County, Nevada

Amy Murphy, a research associate with Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award of $24,993 from Washoe County, Nevada, for the project Nevada County Probation RNR. June 30, 2016.

Tara Chaplin and Caitlin Turpyn Receive Funding from the National Institutes of Health

Tara Chaplin, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and Caitlin Carroll Turpyn, a psychology student, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project Neural Mechanisms of a Parent-Focused Mindfulness Intervention to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use. The award represents Ms. Turpyn's pre-doctoral fellowship, for which her advisor is Dr. Chaplin. This year's award is in the amount of $34,068; a second year of funding is anticipated but has not yet been officially awarded. June 30, 2016.

Sheila Brennan Receives Funding from the Social Science Research Council

Sheila Brennan, associate director of public projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, received an award from the Social Science Research Council in the amount of $35,405 for the project Transforming "Doing DH" for Self-Directed Learning. June 23, 2016.

Faye Taxman Receives Funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance/DOJ

Faye Taxman, faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director of Mason's Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, received an award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, United States Department of Justice, for the project Native American SOARING2 in the amount of $35,525. June 22, 2016. 

Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives 2016

College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members were represented on six multidisciplinary teams of researchers that received seed grant funding from the 2016 Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives. June 2016.

Health Security as a Potential Frame for Climate Change Communication is a project developed by the multidisciplinary team of Ed Maibach, Jennifer Kreslake, and Mona Sarfaty from the Center for Climate Change Communication, with Benjamin Cash, faculty member in the College of Science. This Tier 3 project was funded in the amount of $4,550.

A Multidisciplinary Community Empowerment Approach to Target the Early Treatment of Childhood Obesity among Low Income Latino Children, features the work of Robyn Mehlenbeck, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, Sina Gallo, faculty member in the College of Health and Human Services, and Margaret Jones, faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development. This Tier 1 project was funded in the amount of $50,000.

Command and Control of Mixed Human and Robotic Forces teams Matthew Peterson, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, with Paulo Costa and Michael Hieb, faculty members in Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering. This Tier 2 project was funded in the amount of $25,000.

Political Economy of Stability and Reform in Ukraine: Oligarchs, Civil Conflict, and Internally Displaced Persons includes Thomas Stratmann, faculty member in the Department of Economics, John Earle, faculty member in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, Elina Treyger, faculty member in the Antonin Scalia Law School, and Solomiya Shpak and Kyung-Min Lee, who are both PhD students in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs. This Tier 1 project was funded in the amount of $49,980.

Video Gaming: Does Avid Play Enhance or Reduce College Student Well-being? combines the work of Naomi Watanabe, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, Paul Rogers, faculty member in the Department of English and a senior scholar with the Center for Advancement of Well-Being, Richard Fabsitz and Kevin Mallinson, faculty members in the College of Health and Human Services, and Seth Hudson, faculty member with the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This Tier 3 project was funded in the amount of $5,000.

Machine Learning for Crowdsourced Phonetic Transcription/Identification of Accented Speech is a project that brings together Steven Weinbergerer, a faculty member in the Department of English and the chair of the linguistics program, and Jill Nelson, a faculty member in the Volgenau School of Engineering. This Tier 2 project was funded in the amount of $21,000.

Robyn Mehlenbeck Receives Funding from the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, LLC

Robyn Mehlenbeck, faculty member in the Department of Psychology and director of Mason's Center for Psychological Services, received an award from the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, LLC, as a professional services agreement, in the amount of $53,781. June 22, 2016. 

Sean Takats Receives Funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, via the University of Montreal

Sean Takats, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History and director of research projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, received an award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (via the University of Montreal) for Zotero Project Participation in Research About the Value of Altmetrics and Social Media as a Marker of Scholarly Communication, in the amount of $93,972. June 22, 2016. 

David Weisburd Receives Funding from the National Institutes of Health

David Weisburd, Distinguished Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, received an award from the National Institutes of Health for Community Health, Anti-Social Behavior at Drug Hot Spots, in the amount of $560,427. June 22, 2016. 

Kelly Schrum Receives Funding from the American Battle Monuments Commission

Kelly Schrum, director of educational projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, received an award for her project, American Battle Monuments Commission War Dead: Round Three, from the American Battle Monuments Commission in the amount of $21,600. June 20, 2016.

Robin Hanson Receives Funding from Good Ventures Foundation

Robin Hanson, faculty member in the Department of Economics, received an award for his project, AI as Software Broad Analysis, from Good Ventures Foundation in the amount of $264,525. June 20, 2016.

Todd Kashdan Receives Funding from the Charles Koch Foundation through the George Mason University Foundation

Todd Kashdan, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, received an award for his project, Beyond Happiness, What is Necessary to Become Productive and Healthy? A Multi-Method Study of Optimal Human Functioning, from the Charles Koch Foundation through the George Mason University Foundation in the amount of $213,151. Award modified June 16, 2016.

Stephen Robertson Receives Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Stephen Robertson, faculty member, Department of History and Art History, and director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, received an award for his project, Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers, from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received an award modification of $86,241 for a total award of $174,833. June 15, 2016.

Kelly Schrum Receives Funding from National History Day

Kelly Schrum, director of educational projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, received an award for her project, World War II in the Pacific, from National History Day in the amount of $98,796. June 15, 2016. 

Carlos Ramirez Receives Funding from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Carlos Ramirez, faculty member in the Department of Economics, received an IPA Visiting Scholar Award from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in the amount of $75,940. June 13, 2016. 

June Tangney and Jeffrey Stuewig Receive Funding from the National Institutes of Health

June Tangney, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and Jeffrey Stuewig, research faculty in the Department of Psychology, received a supplement to RO1 award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $18,223 for their study, Borderline Personality and Inmates' Post-Release Substance Abuse and HIV Risk Behavior. June 13, 2016.

James Witte Receives Funding from the Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., through the George Mason University Foundation

James Witte, director of Mason's Center for Social Science Research, received an award from the Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (via the George Mason University Foundation), in the amount of $507,267, for the Institute for Immigration Research. June 13, 2016. 

Rose Cherubin Receives Funding From HoloMathics, LLC

Rose Cheribun, faculty member in the Department of Philosophy, received an award from HoloMathics, LLC, in the amount of $22,000 for her project, Team Formation Around Shared Projects: A Collaborative Epistemology Perspective. June 13, 2016. 

Craig McDonald Receives Funding from the National Institutes of Health

Craig McDonald, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, received an award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $49,597, for his project, Rapid Response Characterization of New and Manipulated Tobacco Products (Year 3). June 7, 2016.

Sheila Brennan Receives Funding from the German Historical Institute

Sheila Brennan, associate director, public projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, received an award from the German Historical Institute for her role as a Gerda Henkel Fellowship Mentor, in the amount of $8,997. May 27, 2016.

Paul Gorski Receives Funding from the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being through the George Mason University Foundation

Paul Gorski, faculty member in the School of Integrative Studies, received an award from the Center for the Advancement of Well Being through the George Mason University Foundation for his project, College Student Activist Self-Care, Well-Being, Sustainability, and Thriving, in the amount of $16,500. May 27, 2016. 

Jesse Kirkpatrick Receives Funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities

Jesse Kirkpatrick, assistant director, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his project, Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War, in the amount of $81,597. May 26, 2016.

Nawa Sugiyama Receives Funding from the National Science Foundation

Nawa Sugiyama, faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, received an award from the National Science Foundation for her project, Collaborative Research: Policy and Urbanization at Teotihuacan, Mexico: Investigations at the Plaza of the Column, in the amount of $101,707. May 23, 2016. 

Allison Redlich Receives Funding from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Allison Redlich, faculty member in the Department of Criminality, Law and Society, received an award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for her project, The Influence of Mental Health Severity and Treatment on Criminal Justice Success: The Mediating Role of Mental Health Courts, in the amount of $52,037. May 23, 2016.  

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