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June 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm

24 Arts & Sciences Faculty Approved for Faculty Fellowship Leaves

The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the following 24 College of Arts & Sciences faculty members for faculty fellowship leaves.

Each year Ohio University provides faculty with the opportunity to request leave from their campus responsibilities to concentrate on their research and scholarly activity.

Emilia Alonso-Sameno, Modern Languages, spring—Collaborative research project between Jawaharlal Nehru University and OHIO to teach and learn Spanish using digital tandem interactions (e-tandem) as a distance or open learning method.

Patrick Barr-Melej, History, fall—Complete an extensive academic-journal article and a third book project. The article focuses on the far-reaching influence that Chilean psychologist and Marxist activist Marta Harnecker had on the Chilean Socialist Party and Marxist thought in the 1960s and 1970s. The book project examines the complicated positions of post-World War II Chilean governments.

Neil Bernstein, Classics & World Religions, fall and spring—Complete two book projects: 1) A Commentary on Silius ltalicus, Punica 9, under contract with Oxford University Press; 2) Translation of Silius ltalicus’ Punica, under contract with Rutledge.

Scott Carson, Philosophy, fall—Complete the writing of a book-length treatment of the concepts or causation, explanation, and naturalism in the history of the natural sciences from the 6th Century B.C. through the high middle ages. Then, write a publication proposal for submission to a major academic press.

Alexander Govorov, Physics & Astronomy, fall and spring—Research at two international institutions (Germany and China), attend several conferences, submit research papers/grant proposals/patent applications, and supervise postdoc and Ph.D. students.

Sherrie Gradin, English, fall and spring—Start monograph project, “Finding Myrtle, Finding Myself: Uncovering and Archiving Rural Queerness.”

Judith Grant, Political Science, spring—Complete volume 1 and work on volume 2 of two-volume book on politics in science fiction and politics in horror fiction.

Archil Gulisashvili, Mathematics, fall and spring—Collaborate and complete research papers and grant proposals with Michigan State University, UC Irvine, ETH Zurich, University of Barcelona, and the Technical University of Vienna.

Mark Halliday, English, fall—Write two or more substantial essays on contemporary poetry, with a view of building a publishable book manuscript of essays on poetry.

Kenneth Hicks, Physics & Astronomy, fall—Publish several papers, work with graduate students on their doctoral research, and assist undergraduate students with individual research projects. Complete and publish a popular science book titled “Nature’s Balancing Act: How Small Changes in Physical Laws Make Life on Earth Possible.”

Mara Holt, English, fall—Complete and then publish research as Director of Composition on a Cultural Competencies curriculum for first-year writing.

Dinh Van Huynh, Mathematics, spring—Study algebraic codes over Frobenius to construct DNA codes and quantum codes for further applications in biomathematics and quantum
information theory.

Yeong Kim, Geography, fall and spring—Research examining management of the legacy of the Olympic Games staged in East Asia and develop a new course on the Global Urban South that focuses on challenges and opportunities for mega cities in the developing world.

Eung Seok Lee, Geological Sciences, spring—Update online course “GEOL 2170: Sustainable Water,” reorganize “GEOL 4/5800: Principles of Hydrogeology,” develop a hydro-biochemical model, and collaborate on new research projects in contaminant hydrogeology and isotope hydrology.

Jie-li Li, Sociology & Anthropology, fall and spring—Research projects and field trips to collect data for projects, mainly in the areas of social ecology, sustainable development, social governance, civil society, and the state-society relations.

Nancy Manring, Political Science, fall and spring—Complete papers for submission to peer-review publications on environmental policy, the challenges of teaching issues that involve irreversible ecological losses, and climate change pedagogy.

Steven Miner, History, spring—Complete contracted book about the legacy of the Battle of Stalingrad.

Martin Mohlenkamp, Mathematics, fall and spring—Participate in three programs at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute: “Games, Decisions, Risk and Reliability,” “Deep Learning,” and “Causal Inference.”

Charlie Morgan, Sociology, fall and spring—Interview immigrant second generation in Joetsu, Japan, then code and analyze transcriptions to identify the different aspects of integration.

Nicole Reynolds, English, fall and spring—Conduct research trip to complete chapters one through four of book manuscript, “Blunden’s Books:
Print Culture in Britain, 1914-1964,” then submit proposal to potential publishers.

Christopher Thompson, Linguistics, fall—Fieldwork and manuscripts associated with three different research projects stemming from previous ethnographic work in Japan associated with tsunami recovery and community development since 2011.

Arthur Trese, Environmental & Plant Biology, spring—Write a comprehensive plan for the continued operation and future expansion of the Ohio Student Farm.

Morgan Vis-Chiasson, Environmental & Plant Biology, fall and spring, Travel to Brazil and finish collaborative book project, “Freshwater Red Algae – Phylogeny, Taxonomy and
Biogeography.”

Julie White, Political Science, fall—Complete article “The State of Friendship: Care Beyond Family and Free Market,” and manuscript “The Politics of Resentment: Aspirations to Sovereignty and Democracy’s Demise.”

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