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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Internal Grant funding could one day result in paint that acts as a solar panel. See the ORSP Newsletter for more information on how Dr. Brian Cavitt and his undergraduate students are seeking a compound that will absorb UV light when bonded with clay.
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