UWG Faculty Awarded Internal 2011 Seed Research Grants

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dr. Arlene Horne, Director of Research and Sponsored Operations, announced today that nine University of West Georgia professors have been awarded Seed Grants to further their research.  The grants were funded by UWG Provost Peter Hoff, in an effort to support professors in the early stages of their careers as they pursue important new knowledge.  The following professors were awarded the grants.

  • Dr. Lynn Anderson, Assistant Professor Foreign Languages, for a study titled Manuscript on the French poet Jacques Reda.
  • Dr. Barbara Ballentine, Assistant Professor of Biology, for a study titled Investigating mechanisms that allow natural populations to colonize urban landscapes. 
  • Dr. Landewatte DeSilva, Assistant Professor of Physics, to study Polymer based flexible photonic devices. 
  • Dr. Patrick Erben, Assistant Professor of English, for a study titled A Francis Daniel pastorius reader. 
  • Dr. Rebecca Harrison, Assistant Professor of English, to investigate Captive women, cunning texts:  Confederate daughters and the 'Trick-Tongue' of captivity. 
  • Dr. Hee-Jung Jun, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Planning, to study Comprehensive planning and sustainability in Georgia's exurbs. 
  • Dr. Mautusi Mitra, Assistant Professor of Biology, for a study titled Employing  functional genomics to study oxygenic photosynthesis in the unicellular eukaryotic model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. 
  • Dr. James Murphy, Assistant Professor of Economics, for a study titled Diagnosing  hypothetical bias:  Evidence from an induced budget experiment. 
  • Dr. Nadejda Popov-Reynolds, Assistant Professor of History, to investigate Military history in Diodorus Siculus.

With the help of these research awards, members of the UWG faculty will be able to complete preliminary research that promises to lead to major external grant funding, publishable manuscripts, and other substantive scholarly output.