Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellow. 2004-05. Selected to be part of a community of scholars to mentor faculty in service learning, in addition to writing a manual outlining a dynamic model of service learning
Lilly Plowshares Grant, 2003. Longitudinal research exploring the effectiveness of leadership development curriculum.
Communicating Common Ground Partnership (Intercultural Communication students to teach “Let’s Talk it Out” program developed by Education for Conflict Resolution to Manchester Community Schools first grade students). Initiative sponsored by the National Communication Association, Campus Compact, American Association for Higher Education, and Southern Poverty Law Center, Fall 2002.
Manchester College Faculty Research Grant, 2001. Longitudinal research in progress to continue a study entitled, “To What Extent Does a Peer Mentoring Program Aid in Student Retention?”
Indiana Campus Compact Community Service Mini-Grant, 2000/2001. Faculty partner for students who created a forum for dialogue between college students and local police officers.
Indiana Campus Compact Scholarship of Engagement Grant, 2000-01. Revised Intercultural Communication to include a “Cross-Cultural Mentoring” service learning project.
Manchester College Faculty Research Grant, 2000. Continued research and writing for a manual entitled, “Competent communicators: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals.”
Lilly Course Development Grant, 1999. Revised the Rhetoric of War course to meet the requirements of a critical connections course.
Indiana Reading Corps Tutor Training Project, 1999. Training seminar entitled “Mentoring and Youth Development” with co-presenter Manchester Elementary School teacher, Renee McFadden, included video conference to 6 Indiana University satellite locations and a training manual publication.
Manchester College Faculty Research Grant, 1997, 1998 & 1999. Participated in the Hope College Conference for Theory, Research, and Pedagogy.
Lilly Departmental Internship Grant, 1998. Developed an Advisory Council and created a senior internship experience with departmental colleagues Dr. Scott Strode and Dr. Marcia Benjamin
Lilly Course Development Grant, 1997. Revised the Foundations of Human Communication course to include gerontological issues and facilitated an intergenerational mentoring program.
Lilly “Work-shadow” Grant, 1997. Shadowed political press secretaries and corporate press relations personnel to identify the application of rhetorical theory in the workplace.
Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Course Development Grant, 1996-97. Revised the Communication for Instructors course to include a service learning project.
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