2017-2018 Research Grant Recipients

The 2017-2018 Recipients of Andrews University graduate Grants in Aid of Research are:

• Christiana Atkins (Brad Hinman, Graduate Psychology & Counseling). Risk Factors of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among Substance Abusers: Implications of Psychological Abuse and Negative Childhood Experiences.

• Nicole Benoit-Roy (Bordes Henry-Saturne, Leadership). Creating a Gossip-free Early Childhood Program.

• Benjamin M. Bonilla López (Wagner Kuhn, World Mission). Being Maya, Being Adventist: A Grounded Theory of Seventh-day Adventism Among the K’iche’ Maya People of the Municipality of Chichicastenango in the Guatemalan Highlands.

• Trisha E. Broy (Randall Younker, Archaeology). The Collared Pithos of Jordan.

• Jenifer Daley (Martin Hanna, Theology & Christian Philosophy). Toward Engaging Secular Society: A Multidimensional Theological Remodeling of Charles Taylor’s Social Imaginary.

• Roshelle M. Hall (Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, Biology). Habitat Assessment and Use, and Genetic Determination of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes in Berrien County, Michigan Historical Sites.

• Vivian A. Laughlin (Randall Younker, Archaeology). Serapis in Hisban: A Historical Narrative of Enculturation of an Ancient Jordanian City.

• Tachica Mc Coy (Joel Raveloharimisy, Behavioral Sciences). Political Economy of Mob Justice in Madagascar.

• Daniel R. McGill (William Scott, Physical Therapy). Professional Behaviors: Correlation to Clinical Performance.

• Jacob Moody (Randall Younker, Archaeology). The Small Finds from Schechem/Tell Balatah.

• Stacey A. Nicely (Ron Coffen, Graduate Psychology & Counseling). Cultural Variations in the Protective Factors that Contribute to Resilience across Individualistic Compared to Collectivistic Cultures: Comparisons from Jamaica, Rwanda, and the United States.

• Michael Orellana (Randall Younker, Archaeology). Building an Iron IIB-IIC Pottery Assemblage for Tall Jalul.

• Gustavo Emanoel Pacheco Portes (Bruce Bauer, World Mission). Theological Education in Mission Field: Analysis of the Impact of Chinese Adventist Seminary on Church Leadership Renewal, Church Organization and Urban Mission in China.

• Mark Paterson (Caryn Pierce, Physical Therapy). Lumbar Protective Mechanism: Inter-rater and Intra-rater Reliability of a Clinical Test.

• Angy Plata (Joel Raveloharimisy, Behavioral Sciences). Political Economy of Mob Justice in Madagascar.

• Tiana V. Rabearison (Joel Raveloharimisy, Behavioral Sciences). Waste-to-Energy for Madagascar: An Alternative Source of Electricity.

• Helen N. Rolle (Carole Wooldford-Hunt, Graduate Psychology & Counseling). Religiosity and Ethnic Identity as Predictors of Identity Orientation among African-American and Caucasian American Women.

• Elmer A. Guzman (John Peckham, Theology & Christian Philosophy). An Analysis and Comparison of the Missional Doctrinal Hermeneutics of Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Veli-Matti Karkkainen, with Emphasis on Their Notions of God, Eschatology, and Mission.

• Temesgen Bulti Besha (Lester Merklin, World Mission). Assessing Discipleship among Muslim Background Seventh-day Adventist Insider Believers in Ethiopia.

• Silvano Santos (Bruce Bauer, World Mission). A Theory Base and Model of a Mission Organization for the South American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.