Previous Internal Grant Recipients


Cullen Grants  

2014

Frederick D. Aquino - Philosophical Receptions of the Grammar of Assent
Richard Beck - Social Media, Self-Concept and Spirituality
Robert Green - Capturing Space-Time Relativity in Two-Dimensional Art
Jaime Goff - An Emerging Development Theory of Healthy Female Sexuality
Andrew Huddleston - “Thou Read’st Black Where I Read White”: Understanding Pervasive Interpretive Pluralism of Biblical Texts through Louise Rosenblat’s Transactional Theory of Reading
Monty Lynn - Integral Mission: The State of Holistic Development in North American Congregations
John Weaver - Spiritual Formulation in Digital Culture
Paul Wertheim - Evaluating the Appropriate Time Frame for An Auditor’s Responsibility to Assess Going-Concern

2013

Frederick D. Aquino - The Epistemology of Theology
Jack Maxwell - Figurative Monumental Sculpture, the Creative Process and 3D Concept Design/Visualization Within a Digital Environment
Jason Morris - Examining Mattering, Spiritual Mattering, and First-Year Retention at a Private Religiously-Affiliated Institution of Higher Education
Rick Piersall - A World Premiere of the Music Drama A New Nation
Lynette Sharp Penya - Church of Christ Adherents versus Disaffiliates: An Investigation of Gender-Role Attitudes, Reasons for Disaffiliation, and Subsequent Affiliation
Suzie Macaluso - Church of Christ Adherents versus Disaffiliates: An Investigation of Gender-Role Attitudes, Reasons for Disaffiliation, and Subsequent Affiliation
John Weaver - Christian Ministry in Digital Culture
Paul Wertheim - Does the Health of the U.S. Economy Affect the Tradeoff Between Auditor Conservatism and Audit Accuracy?

2012

Suanna Davis - Bringing the Classroom to the iBook
Ryan Jessup - Uncovering Factors Contributing to Gambler’s Fallacy Behavior
Steve/Alan Wages - An Evaluative Study of the Potential Impact of Curricular and Co-curricular Modalities of Learning on the Marital Readiness and Stability of College Study
Richard Beck - The Addictions of Connectivity: Psychological Correlates of iPhone and Facebook Usage
Penya/Macalusco/Bailey - Gender Role Attitudes in Religious Contexts Scale
Sara Blakeslee - Taking the Plunge: Using Experiential Methods on the Journey Toward Cultural Competency
Orneita Burton - Personal excellence: A Guide to Teaching & Mentoring African American students in Christian Education
Jeff Childers - The Aramaic Gospel for Today in Linear Syriac Matthew
Kenneth Jones - Art in the Age of Digital Representation

2010

Fredrick Aquino - The Philokalia and Regulative Virtue Epistemology
Caron Gentry - Beyond Complicity
Lloyd Goldsmith - The Principal’s Guide to Curriculum Leadership
Robert Green - Journeys
Jason Morris - Narratives from High Achieving Roma: Unlocking Success from Romani College Attending Students
Dan McGregor - Digital Storytelling: An Exploration of Painter X Software for Experimental Sequential Art
Paul Wertheim - Evidence on Cross-Sectional Differences in Auditor Conservatism Following Sarbanes- Oxley

2009  

Terry Baggs - Joint Study between Abilene Christian University and Arkansas State University Looking at the Personality Temperament Type of University Students
Neal Coates - The Successful Attempt to Implement a Preschool E.S.L. Program During Cultural Shift in Zambia's Kaonde Tribe
Robert Green - Five Paintings that Combine the Esthetic Flavor of Chinese Landscape Paintings on Silk with the Visual Vocabulary of Maps and Mapmaking
Sheila Jones - The Nutritional Status of the Children of South Nias, the Efficacy of a Children's Feeding Program, and the Nutritional Value of the Local Foods Commonly Eaten
Fortune Mhlanga - The Development of a Questionnaire Aimed at Establishing the Status of the Information Technology Sector in Abilene
Brad Reid - The Importance of a Public-Private Partnership When it Comes to the Growing Demands of Elder Care
Jennifer Shewmaker - Developing a New Understanding of the Psychological Implications of Giftedness and their Relationship to Parenting Style
Paul Wertheim - Research Submitted to the American Accounting Association to Present at Annual Meeting

2008  

Terry Baggs - Personality Type and Clinical Performance of Students in Speech-Language Pathology
Neal Coates - It Takes a Mumena Village: Implementing a Preschool E.S.L. Program During Cultural Shift in Ziambia's Kaonde Tribe
Robert Green - Paintings in the Language of Maps
Richard Beck - Defensive versus Existential Religion: Is Religious Defensiveness Predictive of Worldview Defense?
Jamie Goff - Sexual Satisfaction: The Impact of Differentiation of Self and Spirituality
Sheila Jones - The Nutritional Status of Children in South Nias
Fortune Mhlanga - Survey of the Abilene Information Technology Industry: Responding to the "Re-Invent Abilene Initiative"
Brad Reid - Elder Care: A Private-Public Partnership
Jennifer Shewmaker - The Relationship of Perfectionism and Affective Variables to Parenting Style in Gifted Students
Paul Wertheim - Measuring the Impact  of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Has Increased Auditor Independence Really Led to Increased Audit Effectiveness?

2007  

Fred Aquino - Thick and Thin: Personal and Communal Dimensions of Communicating Faith
Richard Beck - Why Have You Forsaken Me? : The Psychometrics of Lament
Jeff Childers - Humility, Knowledge, and Scholarships in Liber Graduum
Chris Flanders - Thai Conversion Narratives
Lloyd Goldsmith - Insights for Principals on School Personnel
Mark Hamilton - Justice as Practice: New Perspectives on Ancient Israel’s Pursuit of Equity
Monty Lynn - Faith at Work Scale: Measuring Vocational Belief and Practice
Jack Maxwell - The Dreamer of Jacob: 4 Centuries of Biblical Imagery Reinterpreted Through Digital Collage
John Neill - International Accounting Codes of Ethics: A Content Analysis
Ronnie Rama - Participation in Archeological Expedition to Khirbet Iskander (Jordan) as Site Architect (May 31-July 6, 2007)
Brad Reid - An Overview of Conservative Christian Religious Cultural Norms and Law
Olin Scott Stovall - Institutional Impediments to Voluntary Ethics Measurement Systems: An International Perspective
Jeff Wherry - Psychological Screening of Children Referred to Child Protective Services

2006  

Fred Aquino - The Natural State of the Intellect: A Virtue Epistemology of Spirituality
Richard Beck - Losing Faith: Attachment to God, Quest, and Apostasy
Donna Gee - A Discourse Analysis of Policy Makers’ Beliefs Toward Quality Teaching
Kenneth Jones - Kinetic Sculpture
Monty Lynn - Abilene and West Central Texas Economic Data and Analysis Website
Dan McGregor - Innovations in Narrative Painting
John D. Neill - Recent SEC Rules to Increase Independence in the Mutual Fund Industry:Are They Effective?
Mark Phillips - The Corporate Blame Game
Brad Reid - Tasting the Tree of Life: Postmortem Reproduction, Publicity, and Dynasty Trusts
Edward Robinson - The Essential Writings and Speeches of Marshall Keeble
Tracy Shilcutt - First Link in the Life-chain: Infantry Combat Medics in Europe, 1944-1945
Shaitaisha Winston - An Investigation into Factors Contributing to African-American Students’ Matriculation into the Completion of Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Programs

2005  

Fred Aquino - John Henry Newman’s Idea of Practical Wisdom
Jeff Childers - Introduction to the Life of Porphyry of Gaza
David Dillman - Deconstructing Boundaries: The Journey from “Next Steps” to “Delivery and Values” in the British Senior Civil Service
Douglas Foster - Raising White Consciousness of White Privilege: A Beginning Curriculum for the Abilene Christian University Community
Donna Gee - Seeking Evidence of “Quality” Teacher Preparation
Robert Green - Creation of Conceptual/Expressive Paintings on Maps
Waymon Hinson - African American Farmers: Stories of Discrimination
John Neill - An Investigation of Ethics Officer Independence
Lynette Sharp Penya - When Less is More: An Investigation of the Effect of Message Detail on Counterfactuals, Causal Attributions, and  Organizational Reputation
Scott Perkins - The Relation of Early-Treatment Estimates of Therapeutic Alliance to Client and Therapist Ratings of Psychotherapy Outcome: An Exploratory Study
Brent Reeves - Educational Technology Support for Student Assignments

2004 

Richard Beck - The Function of Religious Belief: Defensive versus Existential Religion
Adam Hester - Acts of Faith - Duet Scenes by Playwrights of Faith
David Perkins - Does Character Matter?
Scott Perkins - Exploring the Relationship Between Hopelessness and Suicidal Ideation Among College Student Seeking Treatment
Brad Reid - The Tension Between Private Property and Public Purpose
Gregory Straughn - Sci-Fi Themes in a World after Beethoven
Jerry Whitworth - An Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Preparation Lab on the Certification Test Performance of Undergraduate Teacher Education Students

2003 

Richard Beck - Depression and Anxiety: The Integration of the Tripartite and Cognitive Content-Specificty Models
Jackie Halstead - The Question of Gender: Examining the Dynamics Unique to Female Faculty at Christian Universities
Mark Hamilton - "Deuteronomy” in the Restoration Bible Commentary
John Neill - Cross-Sectional Differences in the Probability of Bankruptcy and Firm Value
William Rankin - “This is very Goddus Body”: Surface, Sententia, and Incarnationalism in Wycliffite Hermeneutics
Brad Reid - What is an Adequate Legal and Ethical Response to Enron?
Paul Wertheim - Is Arthur Andersen Alone?:  A Study of Differences Among Audit Firms in the Failure to Issue Going Concern Audit Opinions for Companies Declaring Bankruptcy
Debbie Williams - Protean Pedagogy: Making Effective Choices in Teaching

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Math-Science Grants  

2014

J. Darby Hewitt - Determining Interaction Potentials through the Analysis of Alkali-Rare Gas Absorption Spectra
Bruce Hopkins - Distributed Drug Discovery
Tom Lee - A Mammal Survey of the Guandera Field Station, Carchi Province, Ecudor
Greg Powell - New Metal-Organic Frameworks
Qiang Xu - Mining the Genomes of Insects to Identify Micro RNA Genes

2013

Joshua Brokaw - Genetic Barcoding and Rare Species: Mentzelia monoensis
Timothy Head - Investigation of Phonon-Quasiparticle Scattering in Superconducting Tin Using Phonon-Imaging
Bruce R. Hopkins - Distributed Drug Discovery: Medical Chemistry Research and Education
Michael Nicodemus - Carnivore Populations on Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas
Qiang Xu - The Study of Wolbachia Association in Horn Flies

2012

Jennifer Huddleston - Investigation of Genes Responsible for Natural Genetic Transformation of Members of the Bacterial Genus Aeromonas
Josh Brokaw - Efficacy of Bioremediation in Native Grassland Communities
Sarah Lee - Discovering New Regulators of Transcription
Qiang Xu - Cloning and Characterization of CYP450 Genes from Horn Flies
Tim Head - Investigation of AIN/Si Delamination Using Phonon-Imaging

2010

Timothy Head - A Feasibility Study of Phonon Imaging in Superconducting Tin (Sn)
Florah Mhlanga - Effects of Supplementing a Basal Diet of Sorghum Bicolor Hay with One of Three Tropical Legumes (Lablab purpureus, Vigna unguiculata and Vigna radiata) on Nutritional Parameters of Growing Goats
Gregory Powell - Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Osmium Clusters
Michael Sadler - Partial Wave Analysis of Pion-Nucleon Scattering Data in the N*(1440) Resonance Region
Joshua Willis - Efficient Calculation of Generalized Hypergeometric Functions and Applications to Lorentzian 6J and 10J Symbols
Qiang Xu - Molecular Mechanisms of Pyrethroid Resistance in Texas Mosquito Strain of Culex Quinquefasciatus

2009  

Timothy Head - Acquiring and Assembling a Phonon-Imaging Apparatus
Greg Powell - Eleven Weeks of Full Time
work on Analyzing the Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Transition Metal Clusters
Qiang Xu - Collection of Many Culex Mosquitoes from a Number of Texas Counties

2008  

Timothy Head - A Feasibility Study of Phonon Imaging in Superconducting Tin(Sn)
Tom Lee - Mammal Faunal Analysis of Santa Anna and the Dry Forest of Ecuador
Greg Powell - Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Transition Metal Clusters
Autumn Sutherlin - The Effect of Double Mutations of Serine 308 and Alanine 110 of 3-Hydroxyl-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Synthase
Josh Willis - Efficient Algorithms for Lorentzian 10J Symbols and SL(2,C) Recoupling
Qiang Xu - Insecticide Resistance in Texas Strains of Culex Mosquitoes

2007  

Alexander Karabegov - Index Theorem for Deformation Quantization with Separation of Variables
Tom Lee - Mammal Faunal Analysis of Volcan Sumaco, Ecuador
Tom Pirtle - Second Messenger Systems Mediating Cellular Changes During Swim Control in Clione Limacine
Josh Willis - Developing Efficient Algorithms for Lorentzian 10J Symbols

2006  

Kent Gallaher - Utilization of Composted Manure for Improving Sweet Corn Yield
Tom Pirtle - The Role of Cyclic Nucleotides in Regulating Locomotion of Clione limacine
Autumn Sutherlin - Effects of A110G HMG-CoA Synthase

2005  

Kent Gallaher - Effects of Composted Cattle Manure on Sweet Corn Yield and Soil Properties
Jason Holland - On Equivalences to the Boolean Prime Ideal Theorem
Thomas E. Lee, Jr. - Biogeography of the Mammals in Ecuador
Thomas J. Pirtle - Neuronal Control of Nematocyst Discharge in Aeolid Nudibranch Mollusks
Autumn Sutherlin - Mutagenesis of the Active Site Residues of Enterrococcus faecalis HMG-CoA Synthase

2004  

Brian T. Cavitt - Radiation Induced Photocycloaddition of Isopropylthioxanthone and Maleic Anhydride
Jason Holland - On an Embedding Problem in Lattice Theory
Alexander Karabegov - Formal Symplectic Groupoid for Deformation Quantization with Separation of Variables
Autumn Sutherlin - Mutagenesis of the Active Site Residues of Enterrococcus Faecalis HMG-CoA Synthase

2003  

Brain Cavitt - Photochemical Characterization of Ferrocene-Alkyl Halide Charge Transfer Complexes and Derivatives Thereof and their Potential Use as Photoinitiators
Alexander Karabegov - Intrinsic Description of Almost-Kahler Deformation Quantizations
Thomas E. Lee - Survey of Rodents in the Tandayapa Valley region Ecuador
Rusty Towell - The Structure of the Nucleon and Investigations of Quark Matter

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Aging Studies Grants   

2013

Dr. Carisse Berryhill - Pruett Fellows Oral History Project

2012

Matt Garver - The K.N.O.W Study. Knowledge Not Operationalized, Why?  Is Exercise-Related Knowledge Predictive of Functional Ability and Fitness in Older Adults?
Carisse Berryhill - Pruett Fellows Oral History Project

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Undergraduate Research Grants  

2014

Houston Heflin - -Student Engagement in Cooperative Learning Environments
Andrew Huddleston - “Thou Read’st Black Where I Read White”: Understanding Pervasive Interpretive Pluralism of Biblical Texts through Louise Rosenblat’s Transactional Theory of Reading
Monty Lynn - Integral Mission: The State of Holistic Development in North American Congregations
Jennifer Shewmaker - An Examination of the Relationship Between Gendered Toy Marketing, Stereotype Threat, and Gender Salience
Qiang Xu - Mining the Genomes of Insects to Identify Micro RNA Genes

2013

Timothy Head - Investigation of Phonon-q=Quasiparticle Scattering in Superconducting Tin Using Phonon-Imaging
Bruce R. Hopkins - Distributed Drug Discovery: Medical Chemistry Research and Education
Michael Nicodemus - Carnivore Populations on Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas
Gregory Powell - Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Osmium
Mary Cynthia Powell - Potential Homogeneous Catalyst for Hydrocarbon Functionalization
Qiang Xu - The Study of Wolbachia Association in Horn Flies

2012

Joshua Willis - Development of Advance-Detector Era Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Tools
Jennifer Huddleston - Investigation of Genes Responsible for Natural Genetic Transformation of Members of the Bacterial Genus Aeromonas
Josh Brokaw - Efficacy of Bioremediation in Native Grassland Communities
Sheila Delony - The Role of Reading Response in Elementary Classrooms: A Comparative Case Study
Sarah Lee - Revealing New Players in the Regulation of Transcription
Suanna Davis - A Rhetorical Analysis of Presidential Campaign Coverage in Media Online
Jennifer Shewmaker - Media Use and Attitudes Among Children and Adolescents
Qiang Xu - Cloning and Characterization of CYP450 Genes from Horn Flies
Ryan Jessup - Uncovering Factors Contributing to Gambler’s Fallacy Behavior
Matt Garver - Electrocardiographic Determination of Cardiovascular Responses to Simulated Altitude Hypoxia
Tim Head - Investigation of AIN/Si Delamination Using Phonon-Imaging

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Pursuit Grants  

2014

Stephen Baldridge - Biopsychosocial Factors Associated with Emotional Resiliency in Children 9-18 Undergoing Cancer Treatment
T. Brian Cavitt - Design and Characterization of Novel Clay Nanocomposite Photointiators for Use in Barrier Coatings
Matthew Garver - Running Economy, Anaerobic Metabolism, and Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Recreationally-Trained Endurance Athletes Using Simulated Altitude Devices
J. Darby Hewitt - Determining Interaction Potentials through the Analysis of Alkali-Rare Gas Absorption Spectra
Bruce Hopkins - Distributed Drug Discovery
Jennifer Huddleston - Continuing the Investigation of Genes Responsible for Natural Genetic Transformation of Members of the Bacterial Genus Aeromonas
Ryan Jessup - Testing an Integrated Model of Learning and Decision Making
Sarah Lee - Extreme Makover Chromatin Edition
Laura Phillips - Pay-what-you-want Pricing for Goods with Embedded Social Value
Gregory L. Powell - New Metal-Organic Frameworks
Matthew Steele - Literature Review and Design of West Texas Aquaponics Systems
John Weaver - Constructionist Learning Across the Curriculum: Re-imagining Abilene Christian University as a Maker Space

2013

Joshua Brokaw - Genetic Barcoding and Rare Species: Mentzelia monoensis
Sheila Delony - A Qualitative Exploration of the Perceptions of Interactions Between Parents and Teachers
Timothy Head - Investigation of Phonon-Quasiparticle Scattering in Superconducting Tin Using Phonon-Imaging
Andrew Huddleston - Complicity and Resistance: Understanding Teachers’ and Administrators’ Responses to a High-Stakes Testing Policy in Reading
Jennifer Huddleston - Continuing the Investigation of Genes Responsible for Natural Genetic Transformation of Members of the Bacterial Genus Aeromonas
Ryan Jessup - Exploring the Too Much Choice Effect: A Model Comparison
Jennifer Shewmaker - An Examination of the Relationship Between Gendered Toys and Female Stereotype Threat
Sheila Jones - Nutritional Status of Young Children in Rural Villages of Honduras
Gregory Powell - Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Osmium
Mary Cynthia Powell - Potential Homogeneous Catalyst for Hydrocarbon Functionalization
Qiang Xu -  The Study of Wolbachia Association in Horn Flies

2012

Joshua Willis - Development of Advance-Detector Era Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Tools
Jennifer Huddleston - Investigation of Genes Responsible for Natural Genetic Transformation of Members of the Bacterial Genus Aeromonas
Rick Piersall - Apprentice/Master Learning in a Global Professional Opera Setting.
Josh Brokaw - Efficacy of Bioremediation in Native Grassland Communities
Mikee Delony - Case Study on the Implementation of the Invented Classroom Teaching Approach in a sophomore English class
Sheila Delony - The Role of Reading Response in Elementary Classrooms: A Comparative Case Study

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This "Lab in a Shoebox" was purchased with Internal Grant funding. See the ORSP Newsletter for more information on how Dr. Bruce Hopkins and his undergraduate students use this device to develop medicinal compounds for third world countries.
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