Summer Faculty Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to 2021 Summer Faculty Fellowship Awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s 2021 Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. This program provides financial support for tenure-track or tenured faculty and full-time librarians who are involved in an active program of scholarship, including the scholarship of discovery, integration, and application. 

The program’s goal is to support faculty efforts to build on previous scholarly or creative endeavors (e.g., for the writing of grant proposals) or to move projects in a new direction (providing the basis for future external support or publications). 

The following are this year’s recipients and the titles of their projects: 

John Armstrong, Ph.D. (College of Arts & Sciences) City Adoption of Ambitious Climate Change Policies and the Role of Modest Actions as Steppingstones”  

Charisse Cowan Pitre, Ph.D. (College of Education) “Collectivized Teacher-Led Spaces to Empower and Support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Educators 

Rob Efird, Ph.D. (College of Arts & Sciences) “Appreciation or Appropriation?: Indigenous Knowledge as a Resource for Environmental Education 

Christie Eppler, Ph.D., LMFT (School of Theology & Ministry) “Meaningful Experiences of Relational Teletherapists during the Coronavirus 

Carlyn Ferrari, Ph.D. (College of Arts & Sciences) “Black Environmental Imaginations 

Jen Fricas, Ph.D. (College of Nursing) "Pandemic, Protests, & Perseverance: Learning from the Experiences of BIPOC Nursing Students Through Participatory Photography."

Stephen Luckey, Ph.D. (College of Science & Engineering) “Impact of exercise on mitochondrial function in young and aged mice”  

Aditya Mishra, Ph.D. (College of Science & Engineering) “Does renewable and energy storage integration green the electric grid?”  

Alic Shook, Ph.D., RN (College of Nursing) “Stigma Power and Sickle Cell Disease” 

Erin Vernon, Ph.D. (The Albers School of Business & Economics) “Telehealth for Hospice Care: Implications for Racial/Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities 

If you are interested in applying for a 2022 fellowship note that the call for applications will go out in early Fall, 2021.  For information regarding this program and other funding opportunities, please visit the website of the Office of Sponsored Projects. You can view more information regarding past recipients of the Summer Faculty Fellowship here