Oregon State University

Faculty Release Time Funded Proposals

FRT 2013-14 Fall (Winter or Spring 2013-14 release)

  • Beisiegel, Mary (Dept. of Mathematics, College of Science): "Professional Development of College Mathematics Instructors and Graduate Teaching Assistants for Redesigned College algebra Courses”
  • Cardenas, Norma (School of Language, Culture, and Society, College of Liberal Arts): "Forgetting Tex-Mex: Food Representations in the Culinary Borderlands of San Antonio"
  • Elston, Julie (College of Business, Cascades Campus): "Linking Personality Traits and Dimensions of Culture using an Innovative New Measure of Cultural Intelligence"
  • Li, Jinying (School of Writing, Literature and Film, College of Liberal Arts): "P2P, Piracy, and Public Sphere in Contemporary China"
  • Lindberg, Kreg (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry, Cascades Campus): "Applying Social and Biophysical Science for Sustainability: The Case of Societal Responses to Human Disturbance of Wildlife"

FRT 2012-13 Spring (Fall, Winter or Spring 2013-14 release)

  • Bobe, Gerd (Dept. of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences): "Dietary Dry Beans for Obesity Prevention and Treatment”
  • Lopez-Cevallos, Daniel (School of Language, Culture, and Society, College of Liberal Arts): "Visual Health among Farmworkers in Oregon"
  • Pollard, Christine (Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, OSU-Cascades): "Lower Extremity Mechanics following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Implications for Modified Rehabilitation Protocols and Return to Activity Criteria"

FRT 2012-13 Winter (Spring 2013 release)

  • Becker-Blease, Kathryn (School of Psychological Science, College of Liberal Arts): “Promoting MCAT 2015 Preparedness and Scientific Literacy in Introductory Psychology”
  • Pugatch, Todd (School of Public Policy, College of Liberal Arts): "U.S. Boarder Enforcement and Mexican Immigrant Location Choice"
  • Yu, Shiao-ling (School of Language, Culture, and Society, College of Liberal Arts): "Politics and Theater in 20th Century China: A Study of Lao She's Dramatic Works"

FRT 2012-13 Fall (Winter or Spring 2012-13 release)

  • Burkhardt, Brett (School of Public Policy, College of Liberal Arts): “Assessing the Quality of Private Prisons in the United States”
  • Gibson, Nathan (Dept. of Mathematics, College of Science): "Uncertainty Quantification and Reduction in Multi-Reservoir Networks"
  • King, Jesse (Dept. of Business, Marketing, College of Business, Cascades Campus): "Distraction and Risk Perception in Pharmaceutical Advertising"
  • Sarbacker, Stuart (School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, College of Liberal Arts): "The Cultivation of Altruistic Emotions in Indic Religions"

FRT 2011-12 Spring (Fall, Winter or Spring 2012-13 release)

  • Daniels, Elizabeth (Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, Cascades Campus): “Growing Up in the Age of Facebook: Examining Developmental Processes Online”
  • Guo, Ren (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Discrete and Computational Conformal Geometry"
  • Ip, Hung-yok (Department of History, College of Liberal Arts): "Unbound Compassion"
  • Sharp, Kendra (School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): "Sustainable Energy Technology for the Developing World"

FRT 2011-12 Winter (Spring 2012 release)

  • Cozzi, Elaine (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): “Applications of Harmonic Analysis to Incompressible Fluid Mechanics”
  • Garcia, Kayla (School of Language, Culture and Society, College of Liberal Arts): Latino Heroes”
  • Rao, Sujaya (Department of Crop and Soil Science, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Biological-Based Management for Key Insect Pest in the Willamette Valley”
  • Zwolak, Michael (Department of Physics, College of Science): “Biomolecule Detection with Nanoscale Electronics”

FRT Fall 2011-12 (Winter or Spring 2011-12 release)

  • Dascaliuc, Radu (Dept. of Mathematics, College of Science): “Study of Turbulent Energy Transfer in 3D MHD Equations”
  • Duncan, Patti (Dept. of Women's Studies, College of Liberal Arts): "Saving Other Children from Other Women: Narratives of Rescue, Migration, and Illegitimate Motherhood"
  • Ostroverkhova, Oksana (Dept. of Physics, College of Science): "Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and Optoelectronic Devices: Properties and Applications"
  • Ritzheimer, Kara (Dept. of History, College of Liberal Arts): "Battling Buffalo Bill: Anti-'Trash' Activism and Censorship Policy in Early 20th Century German"
  • Schroeder, Elizabeth (School of Public Policy, College of Liberal Arts): "Nonlinearities in Microcredit Borrowing and Impacts"

FRT Spring 2010-11 (AY 2011-12 Release)

  • Osborne, Michael (Dept. of History, College of Liberal Arts): “Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Vitalism and Epigenetis: Scientific and Social Physiology in Context”

FRT Winter 2010-11 (Spring Release)

  • Boudraa, Nabil (School of Language, Society and Culture, College of Liberal Arts): “Writing the Natural World in French and Francophone Literatures”
  • Gibson, Nathan (Dept. of Mathematics, College of Science): "Numerical Methods for Random and Stochastic Differential Equations with Applications to Mathematical Biology"
  • Kingston, Deanna (Dept. of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences): "Inupiaq Ecological Knowledges and Geographic Information Sciences"

FRT Fall 2010-11 (Winter/Spring Release)

  • Green, Julie (Dept. of Art, College of Liberal Arts): “Leave Joys and Sorrows to the Brush: An Oregon Ehon”
  • Howe, Glenn (Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): “Western Conifer Forest Systems: Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation”
  • Kerr, David (Dept. of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts): “Interacting Seasonal and Psychosocial Influences on Depression: A Multi-Site Study”
  • Leibowitz, Flo (Dept. of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts): “Tensions between Evidentiary and Aesthetic Value in the Hubble Photographs”
  • Yu, Shiao-ling (Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts): “Politics and Theater in 20th-Century China: A Study of Lao She’s Dramatic Works”

FRT Spring 2009-10 (Fall, Winter or Spring 2010-11 Release)

  • Khoury, Theodore (College of Business): "The Resistance and Adoption of Clean Technology Energy Innovations"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Development and Analysis of Hybrid Transport Models"

FRT Winter 2009-10 (Spring 2010 Release)

  • Demaree, Dedra (Department of Physics, College of Science): "Studying the Implementation of Course Reform in the Introductory Calculus-Based Physics Sequence at Oregon State University"
  • Heiduschke, Sebastian (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts): "From Boring to Booming: DEFA Fan Cultures"
  • Swisher, Holly (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Zeros of Generalized Eisenstein Series"

FRT Fall 2009-10 (Winter/Spring 2009-10 Release)

  • Bokil, Vrushali (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations and Spatial Ecology"
  • Solari, Amara (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): "The Hybrid City: Maya Ideologies of Space and the Sacred in Sixteenth-Century Yucatan"
  • Williams, Tara (Department of English, College of Liberal Arts): "Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century"

FRT Winter 2008-09 (Spring 2008-09 Release)

  • Cheyney, Melissa (Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts): "Homebirth as an Alternative Rite of Passage: Giving Birth Another American Way"
  • Gibson, Nathan (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Mathematical Methods for Terahertz Interrogation in Biomedical Imaging and Homeland Security Applications"
  • Kovchegov, Yevgeniy (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Orthogonality and Probability"

FRT Spring 2007-08 (Fall 2008-09 Release)

  • Akins, Scott (Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts): "The Etiology of Substance Use and Abuse Among American Indians in Washington State"
  • Proteau, Rosita (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy): "Biological Mechanisms of Xanthohumol on Cholesterol Homeostasis"
  • Wildenschild, Dorthe (School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): "Understanding the CO2-Brine Capillary Pressure-Saturation-Interfacial Area Relationship at the Pore Scale: Optimizing Geologic Carbon Sequestration Efforts"

FRT Winter 2007-08 (Spring 2007-08 Release)

  • Li, Hua-yu (Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts): "Hu Jintao and the Redefinition of the One-Party Rule in China"

FRT Winter 2006-07 (Spring 2006-07 Release)

  • Bokil, Vrushali (Department of Mathematics, College of Science): "Mathematical Modeling of the Emergence and Transmission of Infectious Diseases"
  • Minot, Ethan (Department of Physics, College of Science): "Nanoscale Transistors for Biological Sensing"

FRT Fall 2006-07 (Winter 2006-07 Release)

  • Loeb, Barbara (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): "The Woman Who Loved Mankind: The Life Story of Crow Indian Elder Lillian Bullshows Hogan"

FRT Spring 2005-06 (Fall 2006-07 Release)

  • Peltomäki, Kirsi (Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts): "The Human Element in Contemporary Art: Michael Asher's Social Relations"
  • von Germeten, Nicole (Department of History, College of Liberal Arts): "1) Chaos and Control in Colonial Cartagena de Indies; 2) Translation of 1627 Treatise by Alonso de Sandoval, De Instauranda Aethiopum Salute"

FRT Winter 2005-06 (Spring Release)

  • Chappell, Marisa (Department of History, College of Liberal Arts): "Constructing Citizenship: Community Organizations in Post-Movement America"

FRT Fall 2005-06 (Winter Release)

  • Burton, Robert M. (Mathematics): "Computational Models and Prediction in Genetic Function and Evolution"

FRT Spring 2004-05 (Fall 2005-06 Release)

  • McClelland, Megan (Human Development and Family Sciences): "The kindergarten Readiness Study"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Mathematics): "Non-Deterministic and Multiscale Elements in Advanced Computational Models with Applications to Subsurface Hydrology"

FRT Winter 2004-05 (Spring Release)

  • Cramer, Lori (Sociology): "Resource Use and Social Change in Oregon Communities"
  • Kong, Wei (Chemistry): "NSF/NIH Scholar in Residence: An Adventure into a New Field"
  • Podolskiy, Viktor (Physics): "Non-Magnetic Left Handed Materials"

FRT Fall 2004-05 (Winter Release)

  • Baldridge, David (Management, Marketing and International Business): "Assistive Technologies and the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace "
  • Manogue, Corinne (Physics): "Paradigms in Physics "

FRT Spring 2003-04 (Fall 2004-05 Release)

  • Arasaratnam, Lily (Speech Communication): "International Student Orientations: Evaluation and Directions for the Future"
  • Barker, Kristin (Sociology): "Electronic Self-Help and Mutual-Help Resources and Contested Chronic Illness: The Case of Fibromyalgia Syndrome"
  • Boudraa, Nabil (Foreign Languages and Literatures): "Publication of a Textbook for Teaching Francophone Film"
  • Bowker, Judith (Speech Communication): "Interpersonal Communication Honors Text"
  • Coolen, Michael (Music): "Researching New Software and Hardware Applications in Sound Design and Digital Video and Audio Editing"
  • Moore, Kathleen (Philosophy): "Metaphors and Marshes: The Meaning of Restoration"
  • Peszynska, Malgorzata (Mathematics): "Adaptive Multiscale Models with Applications to Subsurface Hydrology"

FRT Winter 2003-04 (Spring Release)

  • Becker, Laurence (Geosciences): "Devolving Natural Resource Management in Southern Mali"
  • Cardinal, Bradley (Exercise and Sport Science): "Predictors of Physical Activity Behavior Among Adults with Multiple Sclerosis"
  • Dickenson, Stephen (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Program Development in Support of the OSU/OUS Federal Agenda Proposal for the Multidisciplinary Center for Port Operations, Risk, and Technology"
  • Gross, Joan (Anthropology): "Teaching Oregon Native Languages"
  • Shaw, Susan (Women Studies): "Competent Before God: Southern Baptist Women, Agency, and Autonomy"
  • Watkins, Patti (Women Studies): "Go Girls: Preventing Eating Disorders through Midia Awareness and Activism"
  • Wood, Brian (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Developing Computational Capabilities in Support of Multi-Scale Materials and Devices (MMD)"

FRT Fall 2003-04 (Winter Release)

  • Ebbeck, Vicki (Exercise and Sport Science): "People in Transition and at Turning Points: Assessing How the Experience is Impacted by a Cognitive-Based Intervention Designed to Enhance the Physical Self"
  • Ferngren, Gary (History): "Medicine and Healing in Early Christianity"
  • Sulzman, Elizabeth (Crop and Soil Science): "Separation of Root and Rhizomicrobial from Heterotrophic Respiration in Soils: Quantifying Feedbacks in the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle"

FRT Spring 2002-03 (Fall 2003-04 Release)

  • Dragila, Maria Ines (Crop and Soil Science): "Mechanism for Transport and Precipitation of Salts in Fractures Under Evaporative Conditions"
  • Gross, Michael (Biochemistry and Biophysics): "Projection Patterns of Dorsal Horn Interneurons"
  • McClelland, Megan (Human Development and Family Science): "Learning-Related Social Skills in Preschool Children: Dynamic Pathways of Development"

FRT Winter 2002-03 (Spring Release)

  • Champeau, Donna (Public Health): "Building Educational Capacity to Assist with AIDS-Affected Children in South Africa"
  • Watkins, Patti Lou (Psychology and Women Studies): "Handbook of Self-Administered Therapies"

FRT Fall 2002-03 (Winter Release)

  • Gallagher, Sally (Sociology): "Shifting Traditions and Finding Connections: A Comparative Study of Religious Affiliation"
  • Tremblay, Carol (Economics): "Work Environment, Success, and Bipolar Illness"
  • Walls, Celeste (Communication): "Difference in the Self-Reported Frequency of Use of Influence Tactics in the Workplace by Double and Single Minorities as Compared to Members of the Dominant Culture"

FRT Spring 2001-02 (Fall 2002-03 Release)

  • Connor-Smith, Jennifer (Psychology): "The Relationship Between Personality, Stress-Reactivity, Coping and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety"
  • Healy, Maureen (History): "WWI and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire"
  • Scribner, Keith (English): "National Endowment of the Arts for The Oregon Experiment"
  • Wood, Brian (Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering): "Investigation of Multiphase Process in Porous Media - Coupling Sub-Pore-Scale Experimental Measurements and Upscaling Theory"

FRT Winter 2001-02 (Spring Release)

  • Bernell, Stephanie (Public Health): "Examine the Employment Consequences of HIV"
  • Hua, Stella (Business): "Strategic Impact of Web-Based Exchange on Supply Chain Configuration"
  • Lee, Yun-Shik (Physics): "Terahertz Waveform Synthesis and its Applications"
  • Sklansky, Jeff (History): "Currency Crusaders: Money and American Political Culture in the Nineteenth Century"

FRT Fall 2001-02 (Winter Release)

  • Hackel, Steve (History): "Early California Population Project (ECPP)"
  • Hoffman, Mark (Exercise and Sport Science): "Fluctuations in Spinal Reflexes and ACL Laxity During the Menstrual Cycle"
  • Kingston, Deanna (Anthropology): "Anthropological, Archaeological, Geological, Scientific and Folkloric Study of King Island, AK"
  • Lee, Janet (Women Studies): "Examination of Experiences of First Aid Nursing Yeomanry during WWI"

FRT Spring 2000-01 (Fall 2001-02 Release)

  • Green, Julie (Art): "Development of Paintings for Out-of-state Exhibitions"
  • Ip, Hung-Yok (History): "Rethink the Chinese Literary Imagination of Modernities in the Twentieth Century"

FRT Winter 2000-01 (Spring Release)

No Requests for Funding

FRT Fall 2000-01 (Winter Release)

  • Moule, Jean (Education): "An Immersion Experience for Non-Minority Preservice Teachers in a Predominantly Minority School"

FRT Spring 1999-00 (Fall 2000-01 Release)

  • Fowler, John (Botany and Plant Pathology): "Roles That Small GTP-Binding Proteins of the Rho Family May Have in Cell Shape Change, or Morphogenisis"
  • Wolf, Aaron (Geosciences): "Develop Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database"
  • Yu, Shiao-ling (Foreign Languages and Literature): "Introduction of Western Drama into China and Development of Modern Chinese Drama in the 20th Century"

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