Faculty Reassigned Time Awards Announced
The 10 recipients of Faculty Reassigned Time Awards and the titles of the projects they will focus on this semester outside of the classroom are:
Derek Anderson (Education): “Elementary Teacher Education Candidates’ Perceptions of Social Studies” will examine how the elementary teacher education candidates at NMU define social studies and what they consider to be most important elements to teach.
Gabriel Brahm (English): “Anti-American Studies: Culture and Disciplinary Post 911,” a manuscript examining civility and identity in popular culture and politics after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Hsin-Ling Hsieh (Economics): “Panel Cointegration Analysis of Cigarette Taxes and Health: the Case of Respiratory Cancers,” an exploration of the long-term correlation between cigarette tax and respiratory cancers.
K. C. Holder (Education): “Charter school monitoring: Constituents’ value of processes and products” will describe NMU charter school constituents’ value of the monitoring process (on-site visit) and monitoring product (report).
Michael Joy (Modern Language and Literature): “Emblematic Imagery in Oraculo Manual/A Cervantine Reading of The Wrestler,” a study of the 2008 film in correlation with the class novel Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes.
Lesley Larkin (English): “'And in this Task we Create the Self’: Reading, Race and Twentieth-Century African American Literature,” a book of literary criticisms that clarifies important developments made by 20th-century African American writers.
Robert Legg (Geography): “Updating GIS at NMU," a response to the rapid developments and how they relate to GIS majors in terms of teaching, research and societal needs.
Erich Ottem (Biology): “Establishment of Transgenic Mouse Colonies for Use in Neuromuscular Disease Research,” which involves establishing the role that a protein, brain-derived factor plays in the beginning of a neuromuscular disease.
Catherine Terwilliger (English):“Hen Book Proposal," a part journalistic, part literary nonfiction study of the laying hen, inspired by the recent revival of interest in the practice of keep backyard chicken coops.
David Wood (English): “Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Disability in Early Modern Europe” will serve as an influence to scholars studying early modern disability studies in different European cultures and as depicted by various authors.