Grants Funded

Center for Research and Service Discretionary Funds

Awarded Spring 2011

  • Dr. Bob Davison Aviles - funds to help offset costs to attend the 2011 American Counseling Association conference to present "Success Stories: Digital Video and Social Media as a Counseling Intervention".
  • Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin - expenses to attend the 2011 American Counseling Association conference to present "Neurofeedback: An Essential Counseling Intervention for Brain Dysregulation" as well as a poster, "The Professionalization of Supervision" in New Orleans, LA.
  • Dr. Chris Rybak - funds to help offset costs for research presentation on "Nursing Positive Mental Health: Mindfulness & Counseling for Wellbeing" at the Health and Wellbeing: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives conference in Pune, India.
  • Dr. Jobie Skaggs - expenses to present: "Five Years of Multi-Cultural Sampling Trends" at the 2011 American Counseling Association conference in New Orleans, LA.
  • Dr. Jenny Tripses - offset costs to attend the 13th International Conference on Education to present: "Study of Superintendent Perceptions of Essential Knowledge and Skills for Exemplary Leadership" in Athens.

Awarded Fall 2010

  • Dr. Jana Hunzicker - funds to offset costs to attend the Association of Teacher Educators 2011 to give two presentations, "Building a Habit of Reflection in Pre-service Teachers" with Dr. Barbara Short and "Using IPI as a Tool for Peer Observation and Self-Reflection" with Dr. Twila Lukowiak.
  • Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin - funds to offset costs for research for "A Pilot Study of Neurofeedback, fMRI and Brain Plasticity: Implications for Counseling Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder". 

Awarded Spring 2010

  • Dr. Celia Johnson – expenses to assist with research on Prime Reading.
  • Deitra Kuester – funding for the presentation "Robots, Autism, and Social Skills: An Innovative Process" at the Council for Exceptional Children conference in Nashville, TN.
  • Brenda Pratt - research assistance for "Effect of the Built Environment on the Playground Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy."
  • Cynthia Steinwedel - funds to offset costs for "A Description of Adult Child and Spouse Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: Reactions to Loss." Cynthia will present her research at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Honolulu, HI.
  • Dr. Steven Tippett and Dr. Peggy Flannigan - research assistance for "Return to Activity Following Sports Concussion."
  • Dr. Jenny Tripses - funds to offset costs of the presentation "PK-12 School University Partnerships for Principal Preparation" at the National Association of Secondary School Principals conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Awarded Fall 2009

  • Ms. Theresa Adelman – funds to offset costs of her presentation “Reflections on Leadership: The Clinical Nurse Educator”. Theresa presented at the 3rd International Nurse Educator Conference in Sydney, Australia.
  • Dr. Jeannette Davidson – expenses to offset costs of presenting at the XIX Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Paris, France. The title of Jeannette’s presentation is “Psychosocial and Anthropometric Predictors of the Mini Nutritional Assessment”.
  • Deitra Kuester – expenses to offset costs of the research project “Investigating the Use of Robots to Help Teach Social Skills to Individuals with Autism”.
  • Drs. Patricia Nugent and Jean Marie Grant – expenses to present at the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education. Patricia and Jean Marie presented their paper “Moving to Enhance Number Sense in a Preservice Math Methods Class”
  • Dr. Nancy Sherman – expenses to offset costs of presenting at the International Conference on R&D Perspectives: Promoting Innovation through Education, Culture, and Communication. The title of her presentation is “Mentoring the Career Development of Graduate Students”.

Awarded Spring 2009

  • Dr. K. Paul Kasambira - travel expenses to present at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference. He will have two presentations, "Teaching Cultural Diversity to Counselor and Teacher Education Candidates Through Innovative Personal Interview Techniques: A Research Model for Practitioners," and "The Degree to Which Multicultural Education Concepts are Implemented in Catholic Grade Schools in the State of Illinois: A Descriptive Research Study."

Awarded Fall 2008

  • Dr. Cecile Arquette - expenses to offset costs of the research project, "Dialogue Journal Writing Between College and Elementary School Students."
  • Dr. Kendra Brandes - expenses to present at the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. The title of her presentation is, "Service Learning and Civic Responsibility: Is There a Link?"
  • Dr. Jeannette Davidson - expenses to present the project "Self-Report Height, Stature, and Body Mass Index and Fat-Free Mass Index Outcomes in Mid-West Elderly" at the International Academy of Nutrition, Health, and Aging.
  • Dr. Debbie Erickson - expenses to present at the conference Caring for the Undeserved: A Global Perspective. The title of her presentation is "Barriers to Physical Activity in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Enrolled in a Worksite Disease Management Program."
  • Dr. Wendy Kooken - expenses for her presentation "The Connectedness-Vigilance Advantages: Untapped Resources for Cancer Care" at the Oncology Nursing Society's 10th Annual Conference on Cancer Nursing Research.
  • Deitra Kuester - expenses to present at the International Child and Adolescent Conference. Her presentation is "Using TAGTeach to Improve Behavior in Inclusive Settings."
  • Dr. Steve Tippett - research funding to assist with the study "Return to Activity Following Sports Concussion."
  • Dr. Jenny Tripses - expenses to present "Joint Taskforce on Educational Leadership Preparation" at the University Council of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Awarded Spring 2008

  • Dr. Nina Collins - expenses for research being done during sabbatical leave to study the "Value of the Undergraduate Research Experiences as Perceive by Alumni of Human Sciences."
  • Dr. Chris Rybak and Dr. Nancy Sherman - travel expenses to present at the 23rd Annual Adult Development Symposium in New York. The title of their presentation is "Is There Joy After 60? Exploring Meaning in Life and Depression in Older Adults."
  • Dr. Jenny Tripses – travel expenses to present at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference in New York. The title of her presentation is “Teaching Protegeship in Educational Leadership Programs.”

Awarded Fall 2007

  • Dr. Cecile Arquette– travel expenses to present at the Reading Association of Irelance Conference in Dublin along with Dr. Kuester. The title of their presentation is “Strategies for Teaching Language Arts to Struggling Readers in Inclusive Settings.”
  • Dr. Cindy Brubaker - expenses for research presentation on the Evaluation of Ethical Caring in Student Nurses During Clinical Encounters with Patients.
  • Deitra Kuester – travel expenses to present at the Reading Association of Irelance Conference in Dublin along with Dr. Arquette. The title of their presentation is “Strategies for Teaching Language Arts to Struggling Readers in Inclusive Settings.”

Awarded Spring 2007

  • Dr. Julie Baylor – travel expenses to present at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Innovative Technology: Pioneering Pathways to Health, in Omaha, NE. The title of her presentation is “Adolescent Mothers' Age-discrepant Partners Have More Problem Behaviors Than Age-consistent Partners.”
  • Dr. K. Paul Kasambira - travel expenses to present at the 12th International Counseling Conference in Shanghai, China. The title of his presentation is "Teaching Cultural Diversity Teaching Concepts."
  • Dr. Jenny Tripses - travel expenses to present at the American Education Association Conference in Chicago, IL. The title of her presentation is "Confirmation of a Framework to Teach Social Justice."
  • Dr. Chris Rybak - travel expenses to present at the World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in Delhi, India. The title of his presentation is "American Indian Healing Practices: Psychological and Spiritual Aspects."

Awarded Fall 2006

  • Dr. Cecile Arquette - travel expenses to Dublin, Ireland to present "Motivating Learners Through Literacy Work Stations" at the Reading Association of Ireland; travel expenses to the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Washington D.C. to present "Dialogue Journals: How Learning About Your Students Can Make You a Better Instructor."
  • Dr. Chang-Ok Choi - travel expenses to present at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu. The title of her presentation is "Child Shopping Behavior of Fashion Product."
  • Dr. Jeanette Davidson - travel expenses to present at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her presentation is titled "Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Rick and Factors Related to the Independent Community Living in a Sample of Elderly."
  • Dr. Wendy Kooken - travel expenses to Venice, Italy to present "African American Women Breast Cancer Survivors Perspective of Quality of Life" at the Psych-Oncology Society Meeting.
  • Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin - travel expenses to present at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu. Her presentation is titled " Divorce Mediation: An Emerging Field for Helping Professionals."
  • Dr. Jenny Tripses – travel expenses to present at the Mid South Education Research Association Annual conference in Birmingham, AL. The title of her presentation is “A Portrait of Collaborative Leadership Between An Urban School And A Church Congregation.”

Awarded Spring 2006

  • Bob Wolffe & Helja Antola Crowe – travel expenses to present at the Sixth International Consortium for Educational Development at Sheffield University in the UK. The title of their presentation is “Trans-Atlantic Teacher/Student Learning Enhancing Cultural Awareness.”
  • Shari Britner – travel expenses to present at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching in San Francisco. The title of her presentation is “Sources of Science Self-Efficacy of High School Students: A Comparison of Life and Physical Science Classes”.
  • Cindy Brubaker – travel expenses to present at the National League for Nursing Education Summit in New York. Her presentation is titled “The Usefulness of Personal Digital Assistants to Student Nurses in the Clinical Setting: A Pilot Study.”
  • Peggy Flannigan – travel expenses to present at the International Nursing Research Conference in Montreal. Her presentation is titled “Nurses' Experience in Assessing Decision-Making Capacity of Older Adults.”
  • Victoria Huffman & Cindy Brubaker – travel expenses to present at the International Nursing Research Conference in Montreal. Their presentation is titled “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Development of an Instrument to Assess Ethical Caring in Student Nurses and Student Teachers.”
  • Lori Russell-Chapin – travel expenses to present at the American Counseling Association in San Francisco. The title of Dr. Russell-Chapin's presentation is “DSM-IV-TR for Counselors: Basics for a Positive Multicultural Approach to Assessment, Case Conceptualization and Supervision.”
  • Jackie Ruthman – travel expenses to present at the Midwest Nursing Research Society in Milwaukee. The title of her presentation is “Nurse Perceptions of Their Ethical Climate.”
  • Chris Rybak – research project titled “A study of indigenous healing practices from counseling and anthropology perspectives” to be conducted at Seven Circles Heritage Center.
  • Lori Scroggs – travel expenses to present at the L3 Global Leadership Conference in Shanghai, China. Her project is titled “Are We Using Yesterday's Strategies to Educate Tomorrow's Leaders?”
  • Jenny Tripses – travel expenses to present at the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco. The title of her presentation is “Strengthening School Leadership through the Internship.”

Awarded Fall 2005

  • Fran Armmer – research project titled “Cultural Competence and Leadership in Nurse Managers.”
  • Pat Chrosniak – research project titled “The Effects of Using Assistive Technology to Support Reading.”
  • Molly Cluskey & Janet Jackson – travel expenses to present at the American Association of colleges of Nursing 2005 Baccalaureate Nursing Conference in Chicago. The title of their presentation is “Special Emphasis Initiative in Student/Faculty Collaboration.”
  • Celia Johnson – travel expenses to present at the Leadership and Ethics Conference in Oxford, England. The title of her project is “The Importance of Self-Esteem as a Leader in Special Education.”
  • Lori Peterson – travel expenses to present at the 13 th International Conference for the Council for Exceptional Children in Albuquerque, NM. The title of her presentation is “Building Self-Determination for college Students with Disabilities.”
  • Chris Rybak – travel expenses to present at the 11 th International Counseling Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The title of Dr. Rybak's presentation is “Application of the Resiliency Wheel from the Indian Perspective to Facilitate Counselor Growth.”
  • Nancy Sherman – travel expenses to present at the American Counseling Association Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec. The title of her presentation is “Chi Sigma Iota Asks “Who is Doing What with Professional Advocacy”: A Panel Discussion Among ACA Divisions and Affiliated Organizations.”

Awarded Spring 2005

  • Pat Chrosniak – travel expenses to present at the ACE of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference in Banff, Canada. Her presentation is titled “Preparing Teachers of the Deaf to Address Needs of Deafblind Children and youth.”
  • Paul Kasambira – travel expenses to present at the 18 th International Conference on First Year Experience & Students in Transition in Southampton, England. The title of his presentation is “Incorporating Research Activities in First Year Experience Seminars of Courses.”
  • Lori Russell-Chapin –travel expenses to present her research titled “Discovering Personal Attitudes Toward Inclusivity: The Use of Activating Events at the Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations in Rhodes, Greece.
  • Jenny Tripses – travel expenses to present at the American Educational Research Association n Montreal, Canada. Her presentation is titled “Change Agents-Principals, Human Service Administrators and Counselors.”
  • Cindy Brubaker/Jackie Ruthman - research project titled “Personal Digital Assistants (PDA): A Pilot Study.”
  • Molly Cluskey, Jeannette Davidson, Mary Jo Mays, Chris Rybak, Marge Getz – (continued) research project titled “Health and Aging Study.”
  • Carol Gard/Peggy Flannigan – research project titled “Needs Assessment for Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter.”

Awarded in Fall 2004

  • Jeannette Davidson - research project titled “Health & Lifestyles of Peoria County Elderly”.
  • Kurt Neelly - research project titled “A Bio-Mechanical Analysis of Free Weight Squats Utilizing Heavy Chains for Supplemental Resistance”.
  • Melissa Peterson – research project titled “A Comparison of Sit-to-Stand Biomechanics of Pregnant Women in the Third Trimester With and Without an Abdominal Support”.
  • Chris Rybak - travel expenses to present his research titled “Stress, Resiliency, & Well-Being” at the International Seminar on Managing Stress for Well-Being in Pune, India.
  • A.J. Strubhar – research project titled “Outcomes of Idiopathic Hypotonia in Infancy”.
  • Jenny Tripses – research project titled “Bridges Out of Poverty in Peoria, Illinois”.

Awarded in Spring of 2004

  • Shari Britner - travel expenses to present at the American Educational Research Association. Her research is titled “Science Self-Efficacy in Middle School: Sources and Effects”.
  • Heljä Robinson - travel expenses to present her research titled “Learner Empowerment in Literacy Learning” at the Oxford Round Table in England.
  • Chris Rybak - travel expenses for his presentation at the 10 th International Counseling Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. His presentation is titled The Wisdom Traditions of India: Holistic Guides for Global Wellness”.
  • Jenny Tripses – travel expenses for presentation of her research at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Her presentation is titled “Social Change Agents: Counselors, Principals, and Human Service Administrators' Action for Social Justice”.

Awarded in Fall of 2003

  • Nina Collins - research project titled “Readability of HIPAA research-consent language”.
  • Jeannette Davidson – continuation of research project titled “Elderly Knowledge Base: Pilot study to develop and standardize survey methodology”.
  • Kurt Neelly - travel expenses to present at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Biomechanics. His research is titled “Vertical Jump Kinetics in Young Children”.
  • Sherrie Pardieck - travel expenses to present her research titled “Preservice Teaching Portfolios: Transition to an Electronic Medium” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Lori Russell-Chapin and Nancy Sherman - travel expenses to present at the European Counseling Association Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Their presentation was titled “Integration of Counselor Preparation Supervision”.
  • Lori Russell-Chapin - travel expenses for her presentation at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision titled “Microcounseling Supervision”.
  • Chris Rybak - travel expenses for his presentation at the Eastern & Western Ideas on Mind and Consciousness in Psychological Health Conference to be held at the University of Pune, Pune, India. His presentation is titled ”The positive psychology of wisdom traditions: Healing from the core of being”.
  • Guofang Wan – travel expenses for presentation of her research at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Her presentation is titled “Integrating Media Literacy in Existing Curriculum”.

Awarded in Spring of 2003

  • Fran Armmer - research project titled “HIV/AIDS Awareness to African American via Internet Use: A Pilot Study”.
  • Jeannette Davidson - research project titled “Elderly Knowledge Base: Pilot study to develop and standardize survey methodology”.
  • Molly Cluskey and Janet Jackson - travel expenses to present at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 37th Biennial Convention. The research is titled “Partnering for Service Learning and Research”.
  • Kevin Finson - travel expenses to present his research titled “Using Paper Chromatography for Data Collection at the NSTA National Convention.
  • Lesley Graham - travel expenses to present at the Oxford Round Table in Oxford, England. Her presentation was titled “When children and youth are changed: Exploring traumatic brain injury implications for educators and physicians working in partnerships”.
  • Mary Ann Manos - travel expenses for her presentation in Alberta Canada titled “Teacher Sexual Misconduct: Discerning the Difference Between a Classroom Crush and a Career Catastrophe”.
  • Heljä Robinson - travel expenses for three presentations in Europe in the summer of 2003. Her presentations were on “Empowerment”.

Awarded in Spring of 2002

  • Kevin Finson - research project titled “Comparing Teaching Style to Students’ Perceptions of Scientists”.
  • Jean Marie Grant - research project titled “Mathematics with Technology in Australia”.
  • Peggy Flannigan and Carol Gard - travel expenses to present their research titled “A Plan for Systematic Program Evaluation” at the National League for Nursing Education Summit.
  • Molly Cluskey and Janet Jackson - travel expenses to present their research titled “Recruiting High School Students: A summer Residential Program” at the National League for Nursing Education Summit.
  • Jackie Ruthman - travel expenses to present her research titled “Fostering a Connected Learning Experience Through Clinical Journaling” at the National League for Nursing Education Summit.
  • K. Paul Kasambira - travel expenses to present at the 19th World Congress on Reading in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Chris Rybak - travel expenses to present at the 7th International Conference of the Transnational Network for the Study of Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Wellbeing at Wollongong University in Australia.
  • Guofang Wan - travel expenses to present her research titled “Alternative Book Report: Creating a Language Arts Environment” at the 2002 AERA Annual Meeting.
  • Guofang Wan - travel expenses to present her research titled “Designing an International, Multicultural, Children’s program: A Case for Africa, China, and American” at the 19th world Congress on Reading in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Awarded in Fall of 2001

  • Jeannette Davidson - research project titled "Nutrition-Related Health Risk in Homebound Elderly".
  • Molly Cluskey - research project with the Heartland Community Health Clinic - Volunteers in Health Care Outcomes Evaluation.
  • Nina Collins - research project titled "Development of collection of Available Curricular materials for new FCS secondary teachers."
  • Jenny Tripses - research project titled "Study of Women School Leaders."
  • Mindy Sloan - research project titled "Student Motivation Study."
  • Celia Johnson - cover the cost of the publication fee of her article titled "Booking It to Peace: Bibliotherapy Guidelines for Teachers." article co-authors: Guofang Wan, Rosalyn Templeton, Lesley Graham and Joan Sattler.
  • Bob Davison Avilés - travel expenses to present his research at the 2002 American Counseling Association Conference.
  • Jean Marie Grant - travel expenses to present at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 80th Annual Meeting.
  • Bob Wolffe - travel expenses to support his research project titled "Impact of Inquiry-based, Integrated Curricula on Students’ Attitudes."

Awarded in Spring of 2001

  • Nina Collins’ - research project entitled "Domestic Science at Bradley Polytechnic Institute and the University of Chicago, 1897-1904."

Inquiries may be directed to:

Center for Research and Service
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Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
(309) 677-3181