Faculty scholarship recognition

Each year the College recognizes its faculty for outstanding scholarship in the following areas:

  • Faculty authors: Faculty members who are the primary authors or editors of one or more books
  • Scholarly award winners: Faculty members who are the recipients of awards to recognize scholarship or scholarly works
  • Principal investigators: Faculty members who are principal investigators on one or more external grants with total expenditures that were at least $50,000 during the fiscal year

Ed Acevedo, Ph.D., Kinesiology and Health Sciences
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Oxford University Press

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics
University of Minnesota Press

Christine Cynn, Ph.D., Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Prevention: Gender, Sexuality, HIV, and the Media in Côte d’Ivoire
The Ohio State University

Brian J. Daugherity, Ph.D., History
A Little Child Shall Lead Them: A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia
University of Virginia Press

Joshua Eckhardt, Ph.D., English
Religion Around John Donne
Penn State University Press

Adam Ewing, Ph.D., African American Studies
Global Garveyism
University of Florida

Nicholas Frankel, Ph.D., English
The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde
Harvard University Press

Jesse Goldstein, Ph.D., Sociology
Planetary Improvement: Cleantech and the New Green Spirit of Capitalism
MIT Press

Glenn Hurlbert, Ph.D., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
“Graph Pebbling.” Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics
Chapman and Hall/CRC

Marcel Jennings, Robertson School of Media and Culture
Advertising Creative: Strategy, Copy & Design, 5th Edition
SAGE Publications

Bryant Magnum, Ph.D., English
Understanding Alice Adams
University of South Carolina Press

Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., Sociology
Thick: And Other Essays
The New Press

Clint McCown, English
The Dictionary of Unspellable Noises: New and Selected Poems, 1975 – 2018
Press 53

Marilyn T. Miller, Ed.D., Forensic Science
Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition
Academic Press

madison moore, Ph.D., Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric
Yale University Press

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., History
A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
Yale University Press

Jennifer Rhee, Ph.D., English
The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor
University of Minnesota Press

Rebecca Segal, Ph.D., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics
Springer

Gregory Smithers, Ph.D., History
Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal
Oklahoma University Press

Michael Southam-Gerow, Ph.D., Psychology
Exposure Therapy with Children and Adolescents
The Guilford Press

Jay Adams, Robertson School of Media and Culture
Emerging Scholar
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Oral Historian Fellow for the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Andrew Crislip, Ph.D., History
The Emotional Worlds of Ancient Christianity: Historical Approaches to Emotional Well-Being
Fulbright Scholar Program, U.S. Department of State

Michael Dickinson, Ph.D., History
Almost Dead: Captivity and Social Rebirth in the Black Urban Atlantic, 1680-1807
University of Pennsylvania McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., Robertson School of Media and Culture
Emerging Scholar
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Yi Grace Ji, Ph.D., Robertson School of Media and Culture
Page Legacy Scholar
Arthur W. Page Center

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D., Robertson School of Media and Culture
Emerging Scholar
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D., Robertson School of Media and Culture
Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Junior Woman Scholar Award
Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D., Robertson School of Media and Culture
A Constructive Approach to Understanding Journalism in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Fulbright Scholar Program, U.S. Department of State

Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., Sociology
Doris Entwisle ASA Early Career Award
American Sociological Association

Oswaldo Moreno, Ph.D., Psychology
Faculty Fellow
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., History
Visiting Fellow, Eccles Centre for American Studies
The British Library

Nicole O’Donnell, Ph.D., Robertson School of Media and Culture
Emerging Scholar
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Hanna Pylväinen, English
Second-Year Fiction Fellow
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Jennifer Rhee, Ph.D., English
Fellowship
American Council of Learned Societies

Gregory Smithers, Ph.D., History
Global Professorship
The British Academy

Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., English
Archives of Memory and Survival: Indigenous Representation in Residential School Literature and Film
Fulbright Scholar Program, U.S. Department of State

Dace Svikis, Ph.D., Psychology
Endowed Lecture (Celebration of Life: A Lecture Honoring Mothers)
Magee-Womens Research Institute; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

David Wojahn, English
Library of Virginia Book Award in Poetry
Library of Virginia

Amy Adkins, Ph.D., Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University Guided Research Experiences and Applied Training (VCU GREAT) Program
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Caroline O. Amey, Ph.D., Psychology
Profiling Youth Cigar Use In Low SES Communities: A Mixed Methods Approach
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Indika U. Arachchige, Ph.D., Chemistry
REU Site: Practices and Perspectives in Nanoscience and Chemical Biology
National Science Foundation

Katherine Belecki, Ph.D., Chemistry
Medicines for All Institute: Scale-Up and Low-Cost Manufacturing Acceleration Plan
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., Psychology
Building Capacity for SA and HIV Prevention among African American Young Adults
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Eric G. Benotsch, Ph.D., Psychology
Microeconomic Intervention to Reduce HIV Transmission in Economically Disadvantaged Transgender Women
National Institutes of Health

Massimo F. Bertino, Ph.D., Physics
Inexpensive Aerogel Panes for Window Retrofit
Department of Energy

Edward L. Boone, Ph.D., Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
Medication Development Center for Cocaine Use Disorder
National Institutes of Health

Dusan Bratko, Ph.D., Chemistry
Hydration Mechanisms in Nanoparticle Interaction and Surface Energetics
Department of Energy

Alison Breland, Ph.D., Psychology
Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
National Institutes of Health

David S. Chester, Ph.D., Psychology
Genetic and Neural Factors in Alcohol Influenced Aggression
National Institutes of Health

Maryanne M. Collinson, Ph.D., Chemistry
GOALI: Collaborative Research: Next Generation 2D-LC with Greatly Improved Quantitative Performance: Innovations in Hardware, Software and Methodology
National Science Foundation

Rosalie A. Corona, Ph.D., Psychology
Integrating Tobacco Prevention Strategies into Behavioral Parent Training for Adolescents with ADHD
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Thomas A. Cropp, Ph.D., Chemistry
Molecular Binding Partners of Non-canonical Ubiquitin Chains
National Institutes of Health

Tracey Dawson Cruz, Ph.D., Forensic Science
A Rotational Platform-Driven Microdevice for Differential Separation, Purification and Amplication of Sexual Assault Forensic Samples
National Institute of Justice

Danielle Dick, Ph.D., Psychology
Gene Environment Interplay in the Development of Alcohol Use and Related Problems
National Institutes of Health

Amanda J. Dickinson, Ph.D., Biology
Using Frog Faces to Better Understand Clefts in the Primary Palate
National Institutes of Health

Joseph M. Dzierzewski, Ph.D., Psychology
Cognitive and Inflammatory Consequences of Sleep Disorders in Older Adults
National Institutes of Health

Andrew J. Eckert, Ph.D., Biology
Collaborative Research: Blending Ecology and Evolution Using Emerging Technologies to Determine Species Distributions with a Non-Native Pathogen in a Changing Climate
National Science Foundation

David J. Edwards, Ph.D., Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
Statistical Engineering for Airspace Technology Demonstration
National Institute of Aerospace

Christopher Ehrhardt, Ph.D., Forensic Science
High Resolution Chemical Characterization of Yersinia pestis Cells within Soil Matrices: Implications for Understanding Natural Foci and Telluric Reservoirs of Plague
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Thomas E. Eissenberg, Ph.D., Psychology
Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
National Institutes of Health

M. Samy El-Shall, Ph.D., Chemistry
Gas Phase Ion Chemistry of PAHs and Giant PAHs: Models for Graphene Interactions and Supported Catalysis
National Science Foundation

Aimee J. Ellington, Ph.D., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
VMSI Online Program to Prepare K-8 Math Specialist
National Science Foundation

Robin Everhart, Ph.D., Psychology
RVA Breathes: A Richmond City Collaboration to Reduce Pediatric Asthma Disparities
National Institutes of Health

Albert D. Farrell, Ph.D., Psychology
Exposure to Violence and Physical Aggression in Early Adolescence
National Institutes of Health

Nicholas P. Farrell, Ph.D., Chemistry
Targeting Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Commonwealth Health Research Board

Rima B. Franklin, Ph.D., Biology
James River Water Quality Monitoring
City of Richmond

Christopher M. Gough, Ph.D., Biology
Collaborative Research: Thresholds and Mechanisms of NEP Resilience Following Moderate Disturbance: Why Does One Ecosystem Recover and Another One Crash?
National Science Foundation

Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., African American Studies
Center for the Study of Tobacco Products
National Institutes of Health

Nao Hagiwara, Ph.D., Psychology
Unveiling the Role of Physician Implicit Bias and Communication Behaviors in Dissatisfication, Mistrust and Nonadherence in Black Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
National Institutes of Health

Matthew C. Hartman, Ph.D., Chemistry
A Library Approach to Investigate the Correlation between Peptide Rigidity and Binding Affinity
National Science Foundation

Catherine M. Hulshof, Ph.D., Biology
MSB-ECA: Climate Change and Plants on Unusual Soils: Detecting and Modeling Ecosystem Response of Caribbean Serpentine Floras
National Science Foundation

Sally S. Hunnicutt, Ph.D., Chemistry
Collaborative Research: POGIL-PCL: Student Learning in the Laboratory Through Sustained Faculty Development
National Science Foundation

Puru Jena, Ph.D., Physics
Transition Metal Clusters
Department of Energy

Derek M. Johnson, Ph.D., Biology
Collaborative Research: A Landscape Resistance Mapping Approach to Understanding Species Invasion Patterns
National Science Foundation

Heather A. Jones, Ph.D., Psychology
The VCU Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative
Health Resources and Services Administration

Shawn Jones, Ph.D., Psychology
Exploring Racial Socialization Processes in Black Families
National Science Foundation

Jared W. Keeley, Ph.D., Psychology
VDSS Demonstration Site Project: CVS-16-091
VA Department of Social Services

Christopher B. Kelly, Ph.D., Chemistry
Medicines for All Institute: Scale-Up and Low-Cost Manufacturing Acceleration Plan
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Karen M. Kester, Ph.D., Biology
VCU Bridges to the Baccalaureate: From Dream to Goal
National Institutes of Health

Shiv N. Khanna, Ph.D., Physics
Magnetic and Tunable Band Gap Cluster Building Blocks for Novel Nanostructure Materials
Department of Energy

Danielle Kirkman, Ph.D., Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: The Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction
American Heart Association

John R. Koch, Ph.D., Psychology
Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Department of State

Joshua M. Langberg, Ph.D., Psychology
Improving the Educational and Social Emotional Functioning of College Students with ADHD
Department of Education

Santiago Lima, Ph.D., Biology
Glycosphingolipid Alterations in Lung Cancer
National Institutes of Health

Geri Lotze, Ph.D., Psychology
Parenting Children of Promise
Virginia Department of Corrections

Heather R. Lucas, Ph.D., Chemistry
Role of metal transport in Streptococcus sanguinis virulence and competitiveness
National Institutes of Health

Cheng Ly, Ph.D., Statistical Sciences and Operations Research
CRCNS Research Proposal: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Retronasal Olfactory Coding
National Science Foundation

Bryce D. McLeod, Ph.D., Psychology
Development and Validation of a Treatment Integrity Measure of Classroom Based Instructional Interventions in Early Childhood Settings
Department of Education

Oswaldo Moreno, Ph.D., Psychology
Culturally Enhancing a Motivation Interviewing Interview to Target Latinx Adolescent Tobacco Use
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Matthew Pawlowicz, Ph.D., Anthropology
The Demographics of Pre-History: South Central Africa Through Archaeology and Linguistics
National Endowment for the Humanities

Michelle Peace, Ph.D., Forensic Science
Chasing the Electronic Cigarette Dragon: Characterizing the Evolution and Impact of Design and Content
National Institute of Justice

Paul B. Perrin, Ph.D., Psychology
Randomized Clinical Trial of a Telehealth Transition Assistance
Craig H. Neilson Foundation

Loren Picco, Ph.D., Physics
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Feedback Control Principles To Bypass Acquired Chemotherapy Resistance In Breast Cancer
Jeffress Trust

Derek Prosser, Ph.D., Biology
Characterization of Genetic Suppressors of ALS8 (VAPB-P56S) Phenotypes
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association

Karen A. Rader, Ph.D., History; Science, Technology and Society
STS in Science Cafes: Modeling and Assessing a Structured Adult Informal Learning Program
National Science Foundation

Amy L. Rector, Ph.D., Anthropology
Collaborative Research: Hominin Diversity, Paleobiology, and Behavior at the Terminal Pliocene from Ledi Geraru (Afar, Ethiopia)
National Science Foundation

Jason C. Reed, Ph.D., Physics
Profiling Melanoma Therapy Responses to Improve Diagnosis and Prognosis
National Institutes of Health

Michael Reshchikov, Ph.D., Physics
Collaborative Research: A Search for Novel Efficient P-type Nitride Materials
National Science Foundation

Angela Reynolds, Ph.D., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
PerQ and NSF BAMM! Conference Grant
VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund and National Science Foundation

Paula Rodriguez Miguelez, Ph.D., Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Improving Cardiovascular Health in Patients with COPD
American Heart Association

Suzanne Ruder, Ph.D., Chemistry
Eliciting and Assessing Process Skills in STEM
National Science Foundation

John J. Ryan, Ph.D., Biology
GGT Targeting Suppresses Mast Cell Activation by IgE and IL-33
National Institutes of Health

Bruce D. Rybarczyk, Ph.D., Psychology
The VCU Primary Care Psychology Training Network Expanding the Safety Net
Health Resources and Services Administration

Jessica E. Salvatore, Ph.D., Psychology
Genetics, Romantic Relationships and Alcohol Misuses in Emerging Adulthood
National Institutes of Health

Rebecca Segal, Ph.D., Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Collaborative Research: A National Consortium for Synergistic Undergraduate Mathematics via Multi-institutional Interdisciplinary Teaching Partnerships (SUMMIT-P)
National Science Foundation: Division of Undergraduate Education

Joshua D. Sieber, Ph.D., Chemistry
Medicines for All Institute: Scale-Up and Low-Cost Manufacturing Acceleration Plan
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Baneshwar Singh, Ph.D., Forensic Science
Forensic body fluid identification using microbiome signature attribution
National Institute of Justice

David Straus, Ph.D., Biology
GGT Targeting Suppresses Mast Cell Activation by IgE and IL-33 (Supplement)
National Institutes of Health

Terri N. Sullivan, Ph.D., Psychology
Evaluation of a Comprehensive Community-Level Approach to Youth Violence Prevention
Center for Disease Control

Dace S. Svikis Pickens, Ph.D., Psychology
Evaluation of a Pilot Program that Monitors MI Skills Development Among Patient Navigators
Health Resources and Services Administration

Katharine M. Tibbetts, Ph.D., Chemistry
Early Career Award: Elucidating Initial Dissociation Processes in Energetic Molecules through Femtosecond Pump-probe Spectroscopy
Department of the Army

Sarah J. Williams, Ph.D., Forensic Science
Developmental Validation of a miRNA Panel for Forensic Body Fluid Identification
National Institute of Justice

Cecelia R. Valrie, Ph.D., Psychology
HL Chronic Sickle Cell Plan Development in Youth and Young Adults
American Society of Hematology

Ying-Chao Kao, Ph.D., Sociology
“Liquid Conservatism and “Hetero-Hegemony”: Transnational Religious Networks of Taiwanese “Pro-Family Movements” and Their Inter-Asian/American Allies”
The Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Wenheng Zhang, Ph.D., Biology
Collaborative Research: Phylogeny and Floral Evolution of Malpighiaceae
National Science Foundation

Julie C. Zinnert, Ph.D., Biology
LTER VI: Barrier Island Vegetation Alternate Stable States and Threshold Responses
National Science Foundation

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