ATLANTA — Seventeen Georgia State faculty members will receive internal grant funding this fiscal year through the university’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. These internal grants are designed to support early stage research initiatives throughout the university.
“We deeply value the breadth of research, scholarship and creative activity happening at Georgia State, and we want to empower our research community,” said Vice President for Research and Economic Development Tim Denning. “Through these grants, we are supporting the next wave of impact.”
The grants are awarded in four categories: Pre-Tenured Scholarly Support, Research Initiation, Tenured Scholarly Support, and Arts and Humanities.
Pre-Tenured Scholarly Support:
- Jeremy Christopher Bolen, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, College of the Arts, for “Uncertain Scenes.”
- Hue Duong, Assistant Professor, Communication, College of Arts & Sciences, for “Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Message Resistance: Leveraging Positive Emotions to Change Vaccine-Hesitant Individuals’ Attitudes and Behavior.”
- Rosita Scerbo, Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences, for “Gendered Aesthetics of Blackness: The Afrodescendant Woman in Latin American Diasporic Visual Art.”
- Han Na Suh, Assistant Professor, Counseling & Psychological Services, College of Education & Human Development, for “Toolbox for Asian Americans: Coping with Model Minority Stereotype Through Mindfulness.”
- Kimberly Cleveland, Associate Professor, Art and Design, College of the Arts, for “Contemporary Female Artistic Production in Morocco.”
- Rafaela Goncalves Feresin, Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions, for “Effectiveness of a Blueberry Intervention in Non-Hispanic Blacks and Whites.”
- Chunying Li, Associate Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, for “A Novel Role of SMYD2 Epigenetic Complex in Pulmonary Fibrosis.”
- Yu-Kai Lin, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, for “A Theory of Open Source Security: The Spillover of Security Knowledge in Vulnerability Disclosures Through Software Supply Chains.”
- Louis Arthur Ruprecht, Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, for “The Renaissance Sappho: Fulvio Orsini’s Carmina Novem Illustrium Feminarum (1568).”
- Christine Elizabeth Stauber, Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, School of Public Health, for “Mental and Environmental Health in Urban Salvador, Brazil.”
Tenured Scholarly Support:
- Randy Malamud, Regents' Professor, English, College of Arts & Sciences, for “CRASH! Aviation Disasters and the Cultural Debris Fields.”
Six faculty members were awarded grants earlier this year for research, scholarly and creative activity in the arts and humanities. This new category is designed to assist in professional career development and support projects that enhance awardees’ standing in their fields.
Applications for these grants are reviewed and awarded by a select subset of the Internal Grants Peer Review Committee. The process is supported by the Office of Research Development (ORD), a unit of University Research Services & Administration (URSA) under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. ORD provides support and resources to faculty in an effort to enhance the research enterprise at Georgia State University.
For more information on the internal research grants program at Georgia State, visit the internal grants website. For more information about Georgia State research and its impact, visit research.gsu.edu.