The Faculty Development Policies & Activities Committee, based on the recommendation from the sub-committee on faculty development grants (Robertson, Davis, Anderson), has approved faculty development grants for Fall 2004 to 29 faculty, for a total allocation of $ 34,509.54.
The grants will go to fund a variety of professional development initiatives by faculty at Hawai’i Pacific University and reflect the steady growth in scholarship activities among HPU faculty. They include conference presentations throughout the country and as far away as Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, South Korea, Uruguay and Vietnam.
Grant recipients for Fall 2004 include:
Jerome Agrusa, Professor of Travel Industry Management, is awarded $2,100.00 for his presentation ‘Perceptions of International Visitors on Thailand as a Tourist Destination and his participation as executive officer at the 11th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference in Goyang, Korea, July, 2005.
Stephen Berg, Associate Professor or Mathematics, is awarded $390.00 for his presentation ‘Making Student Evaluations of Instructors a More Valid and Fair Process’ at the 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2005.
Robert Borofsky, Professor of Anthropology, is awarded $1,600.00 for his presentations ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ and ‘Yanomani: The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn From It’ at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, November, 2004.
Barbara Burke, Instructor of Mathematics, is awarded $402.00 for her presentation ‘Making Student Evaluations of Instructors a More Valid and Fair Process’ at the 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2005.
Scott Campbell, Assistant Professor of Communication, is awarded $1,264.79 for presenting papers on ‘How Rudel: An Examination of Normative Mobile Phone Use in Public Places’ and ‘The Social Construction of Mobile Telephony’ at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, November 2004.
Yooncheong Cho, Assistant Professor of Marketing, is awarded $2,100.00 for his presentation on ‘Measuring consumer Behavior: Comparison Analysis of Catalog with Online vs. Pure Online Busines’ at the European Applied Business Research Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2004.
Michael Dabney, Instructor of Biology, is awarded $1089.00 for his participation in the Annual Conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education in Montreal Quebec, Canada, November 2004.
Lori Daniels, Assistant Professor of Social Work/Sociology, is awarded $1068.00 for presenting papers on ‘Nightmare Therapy: A Missing Peace from War Trauma,’ ‘Gestalt & Emotion Focused Approaches to Posttrauma Therapy,’ and ‘Therapeutic Strategies for Survivor Guilt, Denial and Memory Los’ at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 20th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2004.
ReNel Davis, Associate Professor of Nursing, is awarded $1,114.40 for her participation at the Transcultural Nursing: Comparative Global Perspectives course at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, May 2004.
Christopher Evans, Instructor of Marine Sciences, is awarded $285.15 for his participation at the New Approaches and Techniques for Teaching Science Course at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California, July 2004.
Carl Farrell, Associate Professor of Computer Science/CIS, is awarded $2,056.00 for his presentation ‘Greater Than the Sum of the Parts: Lessons from the Collaboration of CIS and CS Seniors’ at the International Association for Computer Information Systems 2004 Conference in Cancun, Mexico, October 2004.
Christopher Fung, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, is awarded $639.60 for his participation in the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, November 2004.
Daniel Gefroh, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, is awarded $440.00 for his presentation ‘Laplace Transforms of Finite Measure as Limits of Polynomials with Restricted Zeros’ at the Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2005.
Janice Haley, Assistant Professor of Nursing, is awarded $960.00 for her participation at the 26th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care in Phoenix, Arizona, March 2005.
Serena Hashimoto, Assistant Professor of Communication, is awarded $1,600.00 for presenting a paper on ‘Ambivalence and Mourning the Founding Father’ at the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Annual Conference in New York, New York, October 2004.
Ernesto Lucas, Associate Professor of Economics, is awarded $875.00 for presenting his paper on ‘Students Evaluation of Teaching Performance’ at the 2004 Teaching Economics Conference at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California, October 2004.
Brian Metcalf, Associate Professor of Psychology, is awarded $129.00 for his participation in the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2004.
Shaun Moss, Associate Professor of Marine Science, is awarded $1,600.00 for his presentation ‘Evaluation of selectively bred Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei: New challenges and opportunities’ at the Aquaculture America 2005 Conference, January 2005.
Ugur Aytun Ozturk, Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods, is awarded $2,100.00 for his presentation ‘Locating a median line segment in Euclidean space: an application snapshot’ at the International Conference on Industrial Logistics, Montevideo, Uruguay, February 2005.
Sterling Pavelic, Assistant Professor of History, is awarded $2,033.09 for his presenting his paper on ‘Teaching Military History: The Who, What, and Why of Teaching Military History’ at the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference in San Francisco, California, March 2005 and his participation at the Society for Military History Annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, February 2005.
Ken Schoolland, Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science, is awarded $2,100.00 for his presentations ‘The Benefits of World Migration’ at the Julian Simon Memorial Lecture, ‘The Practical Use of Satire and Fiction in Economics Education’ at the Economics Education in India Conference and ‘The Practical Use of Theater to Popularize Economics Education’ at the Economics Education Through Theatrical Production in New Delhi, India, January 2005.
Saundra Schwartz, Associate Professor of History and Humanities, is awarded $1,336.71 for her presentation ‘East-West Classical Studies: An Approach to World Humanities’ at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses in Irving, Texas, April 2004.
Michael Seiler, Associate Professor of Finance, is awarded $1,600.00 for his presentation ‘Realistic Portfolio Allocation Decision-Making for the Small U.S. Retail Investor’ at 2004 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2004.
Vicky Seiler, Assistant Professor of Communication, is awarded $1,600.00 for his presentation ‘Realistic Portfolio Allocation Decision-Making for the Small U.S. Retail Investor’ at 2004 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2004.
Faith Sparr, Assistant Professor of Communication, is awarded $580.80 for her participation in the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, November 2004.
Ed Van Gorder, Associate Professor of Mathematics, is awarded $390.00 for his presentation ‘First Course in Statistical Science: Four Suggestions for Ongoing Reform’ at the Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2005.
Eric Vetter, Associate Professor of Marine Biology, is awarded $196.00 for speaking as a keynote speaker at the Fisheries, Oceanography and Society Symposium Series at the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution and New England Aquarium in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, September 2004.
Niti Villinger, Assistant Professor of Management, is awarded $1,260.00 for her participation in several roundtable discussions at the Faculty Development in International Business Seminar in China, Japan and Vietnam, August 2004.
Houston Wood, Associate Professor of English, is awarded $1,600.00 for his presentations on ‘Countering Globalization�s Globalizing Discourse’ and ‘Connecting First-Orders Practice to Cultural Studies’ Second-Order Concepts’ at the 2004 Crossroads in Cultural Studies 5th International Conference, June 2004.