Steven Conn, W. E. Smith Professor of History, is author of “The Lies of the Land: Seeing Rural America for What It Is - and Isn't” published Oct. 23 by the University of Chicago Press. It was reviewed in The New Yorker magazine Oct. 16 in the article Beyond the Myth of Rural America.
"Harnessing the Power of Age Diversity" by Megan Gerhardt, professor of Management, and FSB graduates Josephine Nachemson-Ekwall and Brandon Fogel, first published in Harvard Business Review in March 2022 as part of its Big Idea Series, has been named one of Harvard Business Review’s Must Reads for 2024.
Leland Spencer, chair and professor of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies, received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Ohio Communication Association. The Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies received the Distinguished Program Award from the association.
Terry Welker, visiting assistant professor of Architecture and Interior Design, received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio Gold Medal Award.
Douglas Hart, lab coordinator and technician for the Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, received the 2023 Excellence in Service Award from the College of Engineering and Computing.
Judy Alston, chair and professor of Educational Leadership, will be chair-designate and chair of the Outstanding Book Award Committee of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for the next two years. The AERA Council established this award for the best book-length publication in educational research and development.
Brian Schultz, interim associate dean and professor of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry, is the associate editor on The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies, which received the 2023 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Book Award.
Dean Smith, clinical professor of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health (KNH), and Mark Walsh, KNH professor, published a new article, Relationship between backpack load location, sex, anthropometric and body composition factors with postural sway in healthy young adults, in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Kelli Rushek, assistant professor of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry, and five Miami students (Sarah Zipes, Martin Le, Ruby Schwan, Olivia Harris, and Bethany Brown) recently presented at the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference.
Beth Johnson, director of student financial assistance, received $754,745 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, pass-through funds from the American Rescue Plan Act and the Department of Health and Human Services, for a project entitled "The Great Minds Fellowship Program."
Patrick Haney, professor of Political Science and director of the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs, received $150,000 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for a project entitled "CPMRA: Miami University Co-Op Internship Program." He also received $206,000 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for a project entitled "RUP: Rural University Program, A Collaboration of Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, Miami University, and Ohio University, the Provides Rural Communities with Economic Development, Public Administration, and Public Health Services."
Sarah Woodruff, Discovery Center for Evaluation, Research, and Professional Learning, received $135,707 from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, pass-through funds from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, for the project entitled "Evaluation of Enhancing Ohio's Model for Implementing and Sustaining ."
Douglas Coffin, professor of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering, received $29,987 from Domtar Corporation for a project entitled "Determining the Impact of Surface Enhanced Pulp Fiber on the Performance of Paperboard Produced from OCC."
Beth Rimer, director of the Ohio Writing Project, received $12,600 from the National Writing Project, pass-through funds from the U.S. Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research, for a project entitled "2023 National Writing Project Coach. Teach. Write Grant."
Andrew Sommers, professor, and Giancarlo Corti, associate professor, of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, received $14,000 from Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc., pass-through funds from the Department of Defense, for a project entitled "Research and Development of Advanced Propulsion-Driven Technologies: Reverse Thrust Capability."
Zachary Soulliard, assistant professor of Psychology. received $21,207 from Yale University, pass through funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for a project entitled "Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Healthcare in Low-Resource Community Settings Nationwide to Advance Mental Health Equity for Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals."
Brady Nash, assistant professor of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry (TCE), Kathy Batchelor, TCE associate professor, Kelli Rushek, assistant professor of English Education, and Karen Zaino, TCE assistant professor, were awarded a $10,000 Career Grant from the Center for Career Exploration and Success to take TCE students to the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, where several students will be presenting.
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