Fifteen Seattle University faculty are preparing to take their scholarly pursuits to the next level with support from the 2014 Summer Faculty Fellowship Awards.
"We had a record number of applicants this year and the range and scope of faculty research projects demonstrate that we have an exciting and vibrant scholarly community at SU," said Nalini Iyer, director of the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs (ORSSP) and professor of English.
Following are this year's recipients and the titles of their projects.
Cathy Cao, Ph.D. (Finance) "Employee Satisfaction and Firm Value"
Amelia Seraphia Derr, MSW. (Social Work) "Mental Health Service Use Among Immigrants: The Importance of Religion and Social Support"
Paul Fontana, Ph.D. (Physics) "Fluid Dynamics Experiments: Instability in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Flows"
Hazel Hahn, Ph.D. (History) "Cultures of Travel: Envisioning the World in France and Britain in the Long Nineteenth Century"
Bridget Hiedemann, Ph.D. (Economics) "The Cost of Deafness: Earnings Differences between Severely Hearing Impaired Individuals and their Hearing Counterparts"
Hyun Jung Kim, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC. (Nursing) "Simulation in Mental Health Nursing Education: Students' Perspectives"
Georg Koszulinski, MFA. (Film Studies) "In the Cave Where the Spirit Dwells"
Joseph Langenhan, Ph.D. (Chemistry) "Methodology for the Synthesis of 'N-Linked Glycopeptides': Experimental Research and Writing a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article"
Rachel Luft, Ph.D. (Sociology) "Disaster Patriarchy: An Intersectional Examination of the Post-Hurricane Katrina Social Movement for a Just Reconstruction"
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Ph.D. (Theology and Religious Studies) "The Bible in Ethics when 'Race,' Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Matter"
Katherine Raichle, Ph.D. (Psychology) "Submission for NIH Grant: The Efficacy of an Intervention for Chronic Pain in Persons with Disability"
Caitlin Ring, Ph.D. (Communication) "Hate Speech in Social Media: How Private Companies Regulate Internet Content"
Jhon Paul Smith, Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering) "Research and Educational Experience on the Seismic Behavior of Structures Supporting Heavy Objects"
Kevin Ward, Ph.D. (Public Administration) "An Examination of the Relationship between Public Service Motives and the Nonprofit Board Performance"
Valentina Zamora, Ph.D. (Accounting) "Power Dynamics in Earnings Conference Calls and Corporate Wrongdoing"
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