GRAM Funded Grants

2018-2020

  • Mary Ballard, Psychology, Impact of cooperative vs. competitive video game play on stereotype threat
  • Erin Boulder, Exercise Science - Reducing Disability in Appalachia: A Feasibility Study of Maintaining Connections to Older Adults using Lay Health Workers
  • Brooke Hester, Astronomy & Physics - Force measurements of synthetic muscle at the micrometer scale
  • Brooke Hofsess, Art - Wild Preserving: Cultivating Ecologies of Girlhood amidst Women’s Contributions to Appalachian Traditions
  • Jennifer Howard, Exercise Science - Effect of Integration of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) on Clinical Care in Athletic Training
  • Anatoli Ignatov, Sustainable Development - Who Owns the Land? Power, Belonging, and the Remaking of History in Ghana
  • Robyn Kondrad, Psychology - Staying Connected: Young Children's Use and Understanding of Video Chat
  • Andrew Koricich, Higher Education - On The Move: Using Google Maps to Understand the Postsecondary Educational Migration Patterns of Youth in the United States
  • Sandi Lane, Health Care Management - Hazard Vulnerability of Long-term care facilities attributable to physical location
  • Alan Needle, Exercise Science - Graduate Assistantship for Modifying the Brain during Ligament Injury Rehabilitation

2017-2019

  • Kurt Michael, Psychology - Continuing Efforts to Provide Comprehensive Suicide Prevention in the Context of an Existing Rural School Mental Health (SMH) Program
  • Andrew Shanely, Exercise Science -  Efficacy of Phytoecdysteroids to Accelerate Recovery from Eccentric Contraction Injury
  • Suzanna Brauer, Biology - Flipping the switch: microbially-mediated decomposition in peatlands along a latitudinal gradient
  • James Sherman, Physics and Astronomy - Evaluation of NASA Satellite-based Aerosol Measurements over the Southern Appalachian Mountains
  • Darci Gardner, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - How Fictions Help Us Understand Cognitive Bias
  • Peter Soule, Geography and Planning - A paleoclimatic examination of tropical cyclone-derived precipitation variability and atmospheric-oceanic controls inferred from longleaf pine in the coastal Carolinas, USA
  • Margaret Werts, Reading Education and Special Education - Use of iPad Mini Devices to Increase Communicative Events for Students with Severe Cognitive and Language Deficits
  • Joshua Broman-Fulks, Pscyhology - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Enhanced Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Anxiety – A Systematic Program of Research
  • Mary Kinkel, Biology - Maturation and function of the vertebrate intestine
  • Rebecca Kappus, Exercise Science - Sex Differences in Oxidative Stress and Implications on Vascular Function

2016-2018

  • Francois Amet, Physics and Astronomy - Superconducting graphene for heat sensors
  • Sarah Carmichael, Geology - Biominerals and Beer: using Mn oxidizing microbes and Ivory Tower Brewery waste to clean up acid mine drainage
  • Tonya Coffey, Physics and Astronomy - Adapting anti-microbial nanoparticle coatings for commercial use on climbing wall holds
  • Lisa Gross, Curriculum and Instruction - Science Inquiry and Academic Language Development
  • Jim Houser, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment - Greywater Reclamation and Remediation at Haircut 101
  • Jana James, Recreation Management and Physical Education - Outdoor Physical Activity Prescription – The Healthcare Professionals’ Perspective and Program Development
  • Carol Kline, Management - Expanding Race, Ethnicity, and Social Equity in Tourism
  • Margaret Suggs, Kara Dempsey, and Elizabeth Shay, Geography and Planning -
  • Eric Marland, Mathematics - Understanding and Refining Uncertainty in Anthropogenic Emissions
  • Derek Martin, Geography and Planning - Event-related chloride toxicity from deicing salt in the Upper South Fork of the New River Basin, North Carolina
  • Kim McCullough, Communication Sciences and Disorders - Sensitivity of Language Tasks for Identifying Persons with MCI.
  • Andrew Monroe, Psychology - Exploring the role of automatic empathy in moral prosociality
  • Marty Root, Nutrition and Health Care Management - Health Effects of Apples and Their Triterpenoids
  • Jennifer Snodgrass, Music - The Foundation of Music Fundamentals: Pedagogical Approaches in Diversity and Creativity
  • Shea Tuberty, Biology - Human Influences of the River Continuum Concept: Impacts of Anthropogenic Nutrient Sources and Watershed Development
  • Twila Wingrove, Psychology - Prosecutors or detectives? Probing information processing in jury decisions of college sexual assault cases

 2015-2017

  • Jennifer Burris, Utilitation of Raman spectroscopy and optical tweezers
  • Scott Collier, The effect of heating on sleep architecture to mitigate pain
  • Jeremy Ferrell, Solar powered vehicles: Cornerstone of a sustainable transportation infrastructure
  • David Koppenhaver, A formative experiement investigating theoretically-grounded, web-delivered reading interventions
  • Laura McArthur, Food insecurity among students attending universities in the southern United States: Prevalence, correlates, and coping strategies
  • Jessica Mitchell, Scalable vegitation structure for ecosystem modeling in the western US
  • Tatyana Ruseva, Relationship between forest carbon sequestration and carbon sinks through reforestation, forest management, or conservation
  • Lynn Siefferman, Using environmental DNA (eDNA) as a sampling method for occupancy methoding in Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (Eastern Hellbender)
  • Stephanie West, Testing the socio-ecological model: The impacts of environment, programs, and policies on youth
  • Ray Williams, Effects of genetic variation in foundation plant species on the associated insect community

2014-2016

  • Curtin, Lisa - Psychology
  • Emery, Lisa - Psychology
  • Gagnon, Sandra - Psychology
  • Keegan, Louise - Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Masland, Lindsay - Psychology
  • Needle, Alan - Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science
  • Wilson, Brandy - Leadership and Educational Studies
  • Yu, Ok-youn - Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
  • Zwetsloot, Jennifer - Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science
  • Zwetsloot, Kevin - Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science

2013-15

  • Daniel Caton, Stellar Flair Activity on the Surface of a Star
  • Jeff Colby and Chuanhui Gu, The Upper South Fork of the New River Watershed Project
  • Melissa Gutschall, Development and Validation of a Rural-Focused Simulated Model for Training Dietetic Students
  • Brooke Hester, Raman Spectroscopy and Optical Tweezers
  • James Houser and Mike Hambourger, Anaerobic Co-digestion of Various Organic Waste Streams for Biogas Production
  • Catherine Marcum, Internet Behaviors of High School Students and Predictive Factors of Victimization and Offending Behaviors
  • Edward Merritt,The Influence of Blueberry Consumption on Aged Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Susceptibility and the Regenerative Response
  • Barkley Sive,Validation of Satellite-based Aerosol and VIC Retrievals Over the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region
  • James Sherman, Improvements to the First Measurement-based Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing Climatology in the Southeastern US
  • Rachel Wilson and Leslie Bradbury, Integration of Science and the Language Arts - Use of a School Garden in Elementary Education

2012-14

  • Jennifer Cecile, Alternative Techniques in Drug Transport Assays
  • Brad Conrad, Research in Organic Electronics
  • Michelle Flippin, Language and Play Models Fathers use with their Autistic Children
  • Eva Gonzales and Howard Neufeld, Influence of Biochar on Physiological Responses of the Bioenergy Crop Miscanthus x giganteus
  • Beth Latshaw, Fatherhood Study: What Makes Men Mother & Mop? Constancy and Change in the Core Work Performed by American Men
  • Christine Leist, Music Therapy for Women with Cardiovascular Disease: Addressing Psychosocial Risk Factors
  • Todd McElroy and David Dickinson, Investigation of how Monetary Incentive Influences Thoughfulness
  • Kurt Michael, Is CBT an Effective Treatment for Adolescents who Present with Symptoms of Depression and Suicidal Ideation in the Context of a Rural School Mental Health (SMH) Program?
  • Jennifer Snodgrass, Contemporary Musicianship: Analysis and the Artist
  • Rose Mary Webb, Judging the Competence of Others: An Examination of Processes, Consistency, and Accuracy

2011-13

  • Chris Badurek, Kristan Cockerill, and William Anderson, Assessing Impacts of Residential Housing Development on Water Demand in Western North Carolina
  • Rebecca Battista, Communities Putting Prevention to Work
  • Mark Bradbury, Exploring the Historical and Conceptual Foundations of US Public Administration
  • Will Canu, Potential Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD in Emerging Adults
  • Michael Gangloff, Effects of Beaver Dams and Mill Dams on Suspended Organic Matter and Freshwater Mussels in North Carolina Piedmont Streams
  • Cindy Spurlock, Places of Natural Citizenship: The Rhetoric of Environmentality at National Parks and Museums
  • Nathan Mowa, Solutions for Obstetrical Complications Associated with Abnormal Birth Canal Changes During Pregnancy and Birth
  • Woody Trathen, A Longitudinal Study of Reading Fluency and Concomitant Abilities
  • Saskia van de Gevel, Carolina Hemlock Dendroecology Archive Project
  • Twila Wingrove, Developmental Model of Procedural Justice

2010-12

  • Jeff Bortz, From Victory to Defeat: Gangsters, Workers, and Citizens in Mexico's Labor Regime, 1923-1959
  • Suzanna Brauer, Targeted Analysis of Geomicrobiology and Archaeal Abundance in Karst Systems
  • Scott Collier, The Effect of Aerobic Exercise vs. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition on Metabolomics, Hemodynamic,Vascular, and Cardiac Autonomic Modulation in Individuals with Pre-to Stage-One Hypertension
  • Susan Edwards, Evolutionary Transitions in Mechanisms of Ammonia Excretion in Vertebrates on Application
  • Jamie Fearrington, The Relationship between Teacher Characteristics, Acceptability, and Implementation of AIMSweb, and Student Achievement
  • Melissa Gutschall, Evaluation of an After-School Nutrition Education Program on Nutrition Knowledge and Food Selection Among Preadolescent Children
  • Katherine Ledford, Progressive Desires: Travel Writing, National Identity, and the US Mountain South, 1806-1860
  • Susan Mills, Freedom Songs: Post-Apartheid Expression in South African Music
  • Tracy Smith and Ken McEwin: The Middle Level Education Legacy Project
  • Ted Zerucha, Regulation of the Meis Family of Homeobox-Containing Genes

2009-11

  • Doris Bazzini, Beauty-Goodness Perceptions in Children Suffering from Cancer
  • Joshua Broman-Fulks, The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Anxiety Sensitivity
  • Karen Caldwell, Developing Attention and Mindful Awareness through Movement Based Courses
  • Amy Galloway, Three studies in eating, feeding, and sibling treatment
  • Gabrielle Katz and Jeff Colby, Arid Region Agricultural Legacies: Restoration of Abandoned Farmland, San Pedro River, Arizona
  • Jeff McBride, Effect of Two Models of Power Training Periodization on Jumping and Sprinting Ability
  • Baker Perry and Brett Taubman, Appalachian Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research: Precipitation, Aerosols, and Climate
  • Jim Sherman, Aerosol Radiative Effects on Southern Appalachian Regional Climate, Weather, and Air Quality
  • Lynn Siefferman, Estimating the Genetic, Environmental, and Hormonal Influences on Behavioral Syndromes and Sexually-selected Traits
  • Stephanie West, Be Active North Carolina Program Evaluation

2009-2010

  • Heather Clark, Orofacial Strengthening: Comparison of Isolated and Functional Exercise
  • Jamie Fearrington, Teacher Acceptability of AIMSweb
  • Hugh Hindman, Managing Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Role of Training Diversity, Density, and Recency
  • Jeff Hirst, Reverse Mathematics of the Heine-Borel Theorem
  • Ray Miller, American Musical Theatre Dance
  • Susan Mills, Multicultural Music Education Methods
  • Martin Root, Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Exercise on Arterial Health
  • Jennifer Snodgrass, Bridging the Gap: The Effects of One-to-One Peer-Mentoring Based Tutoring
  • Rose Mary Webb, Personality Judgments: Assessing the Accuracy of First Impressions
  • Ted Zerucha, MicroRNA