2013-2014 Faculty Research Grants
  • Gary Burdick (Physics), Lanthanide Spectroscopy: Theory, calculation and measurement of optical properties of rare earth elements doped into transparent crystals, Abstract

  • Kari Friestad (Visual Art & Design), Creation and Exhibition of "Proximity" painting series, Abstract

  • Thomas Goodwin (Biology), Seasonal variation in diet of fossil Wyoming ground squirrels (Urocitellus elegans) from Porcupine Cave, CO, Abstract

  • Kenley Hall & Joseph Kidder (Church Ministry), Pilot Case Studies of NAD Churches who are Attracting and Keeping Young Adults (18-30), Abstract

  • Ryan Hayes (Chemistry), Synthesis and Separation of an Arginine-based Heterocyclic Amine, Abstract

  • Ante Jeroncic (Religion), Iris Murdoch’s ‘Forest’: On Value, Askesis, and the Good, Abstract

  • Jimmy Kijai (Graduate Psychology), The influence of religiosity, religious involvement, spiritual maturity, adherence to Adventist core beliefs, and Adventist education on denominational loyalty among youths and young adults in Sabah mission of Seventh-day Adventists, Abstract

  • Julia Kim (English), Native English Speakers' Comprehension and Perception of a Nonnative Speech, Abstract

  • Hyun Kwon (Engineering), Study of conformational and electric charge change of protein binding using the QCM-D and EGFET system, Abstract

  • Øystein LaBianca (Behavioral Sciences), Millennium Horizons in the Global History of the Ancient Near East, Abstract

  • Pam Litvak (Biology), Using a New Animal Model of Psychological Stress to Test the Effects of Control vs Predictability on Brain Structure and Function, Abstract

  • Kanya Long (Biology), Spatial risk of exposure to alphaviruses in northeastern Peru, Abstract

  • Peter Lyons (Biology), Purification and characterization of a novel yeast protease, Abstract

  • David Mbungu (Biology), Modulation of Phonotaxis by Monoamines, Abstract

  • Thomas Michaud (Visual Art & Design), Foundations of Web Design: Introduction to HTML & CSS, Abstract

  • Nicholas Miller (Church History), The Religious Roots of the Civil War: Slavery, Judgment, and the Moral Government of God, Abstract

  • Benjamin Navia (Biology), Testing a model for recognition in the auditory system of the cricket Acheta domesticus, Abstract

  • Elizabeth Oakley (Physical Therapy), The effect of hippotherapy on hypertonicity as measured by the HAT scale (Hypertonia Assessment Tool) Modified Ashworth Tool and gait speed, Abstract

  • Joel Raveloharimisy (Behavioral Sciences), The Influence of Family Dynamics on Contraceptive Use in Madagascar and the Ensuing Impact on Family Well-Being, Abstract

  • Denise Smith (Biology), Gene Regulation of Glioblastoma by MicroRNA, Abstract

  • Tiffany Summerscales (Physics), Gravitational waveform recovery for Advanced LIGO, Abstract

  • David Village (Physical Therapy), Development and validation of an educational kinesiology tutorial for entry-level DPT students, Abstract

  • Lori Walton, Maggie Hernandez, Gretchen Krivak (Physical Therapy, Nutrition), Effects of Exercise and Nutrition Education Program on the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL), Pelvic Pain and Incontinence, and Nutrition for Postpartum Women, Abstract

2013-2014 Faculty Research Grant Renewals
  • Stanley Beikmann (Agriculture), Historical socio-economic and xeriscape plants at Tall Hisban, Jordan, Abstract

  • Larry Burton (Teaching, Learning and Curriculum), Denominational Persistence and Denominational Exit Among Adventist University Alumni, Abstract

  • Grace Chi (Nursing), Music Relaxation Video and Biophysical Measurements: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Abstract

  • Greg Constantine (Art), Creation and Exhibition of "Poetic Licenses", Abstract

  • David Nowack (Chemistry), Haemagglutinin (HA) Multimers as Probes for the Detection of 2,3- and 2,6- Sialic Acid Bond Structures, Abstract

  • John Stout (Biology), Social environment and hormonal control: Their effects on the roles auditory neurons play in regulating phonotactic behavior by female crickets, Abstract

  • Curtis VanderWaal & Duane McBride (Social Work, Behavioral Science), Development of a Federal R15 Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the role of Latino churches in providing referrals, support, and access to quality substance abuse treatment, Abstract

2013-2014 Faculty Research Grant Extensions
  • Lisa Ahlberg (Chemistry), Synthesis and Investigation of Isoxazoline Scaffolds as Selective Antibacterial Agents, Abstract

  • Constance Gane (Old Testament), Cultural Backgrounds to the Biblical Book of Esther, Abstract

  • Steven Hansen (Visual Art & Design), “First Person Shooters”, “Saints and Sinners”, Abstract

  • Shandelle Henson (Mathematics) and Jim Hayward (Biology), Paleoecological Reconstruction of Protection Island, Washington, Abstract

  • Joon Kang (Mathematics), Coexistence of species of animals residing in the same environment, Abstract

  • Ken Logan (Music), Creation of Musical Anthology with Working Title "Exploring Organ Repertoire"; Documentation of William Huber, Jr. Collection at the Library of Congress and Its Donor, Abstract

  • Desmond Murray (Chemistry), Genomic Stilbenes as Molecular Probes for Nucleic Acids, Abstract

  • Boon-Chai Ng (Engineering & Computer Science), Evaluation of the electrical resistance and capacitance of a di-electric electro-active polymer, Abstract

  • Rhonda Root (Visual Art & Design), Artist working with the Cavan Burren Research Project, Abstract

  • David Sedlacek (Discipleship), Duane McBride (Behavioral Science), and Wendy Thompson (Social Work), Seminary Training, Role Demands, Family Stressors and Strategies for Alleviation of Stressors in Pastors’ Families, Abstract

  • Marc Ullom (Visual Art & Design), Evidence-A Body of Original Fine Art Images, Abstract

  • Rob Zdor (Biology), Exploring Possible Synergy in Weed Suppression with Multiple Strains of Deleterious Rhizobacteria, Abstract



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