Faculty Awards

The following faculty members were recognized for their achievements during the 2022–2023 academic year.

2022-2023 Faculty Summer Research Grants

The Faculty Development Committee, in cooperation with the Center for Scholarship and Teaching, provides annual grants to support faculty projects including research, writing, and creative endeavors. The application process is competitive. Proposals are reviewed by the committee.

  • Karen Benjamin, “Segregation Built to Last” ($3000: to pay for indexing of her book);
  • Tyler Fagan, Kyle Bennett, and Erika McCombs. “Growing as We Give: Service Learning Impacts Across Multiple Disciples with an Environmental Theme”.
  • Lisa Kralina, ” Crypto Regulation: Can Regulation Keep Pace with Crypto Innovation?”
  • Eric Sanders, “Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM) Certification” 
  • Simeon Stumme, “Reshaping Curriculum Through Funds of Knowledge: an autoethnographic approach”.

Grant Catalyst Stipend Awards

  • Not awarded in 2021, 2022 or 2023

CST Small Research Grants

  • Catherine Gaze: “An investigation of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on parents.”
  • Janice Tuck Lively: ” EDEN: Portrait of a Westside Community’s Decline Through Prose and Poetry.”
  • Elizabeth Majka: “Parents and Prosocial Spending: Does Spending on Children Promote Parental Happiness?”
  • Andrew Sobol: “Creative Research in Graphic Design.”
  • Evan Vanable: “Current Progress in the Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Natural Products Review.”
  • Mary Walsh: “Politics and Poetry: Reimaging the Salem Witch Trials.”

The Dr. Frank Mittermeyer Health Professions Award

The Dr. Frank Mittermeyer Health Professions Award was created to honor Dr. Mittermeyer, a microbiologist/virologist, who retired from Elmhurst University after being a Professor and Chair in the Biology Department and the founder and Director of the Center for the Health Professions (now Health Professions Advising). In addition to other requirements, the recipients must be accepted into a graduate or professional program in health care to begin in the application year for the award.

  • Nolan Fraaza

2022-2023 Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Travel Fellowship for Faculty

  • Federica Bando and Jeanette Bayles: “Independent World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival (WL 315).”

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