Philosophy

18 Eastern Michigan University faculty members to undertake an exciting array of projects and activities under sabbaticals granted for 2022-23

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YPSILANTI – Eighteen Eastern Michigan University faculty members will pursue special studies, research, writing or other projects under the 2022-23 academic year sabbatical leave approved June 16 by the Board of Regents.

The awards are designed to enrich the activities of individual faculty members, enhance their careers, or provide significant service to local, state, national, or international organizations.

Two-semester sabbatical leave also includes up to $12,000 in research support, if requested and approved.

The University Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee reviews sabbatical leave proposals and makes recommendations to the Chancellor and the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Fifteen one-semester and three two-semester licenses will be granted. The winners, their academic departments and their projects are listed below:

One semester

  • Melanie Bond, Communication, Media and Theater Arts. “Completing the Book Dressing Mary Queen of Scots: An Analysis of Her Wardrobe”.
  • Brendan Fay, Art and Design. “Photography Lessons: A Book on American Photography, Abstraction, and Photographic Education.”
  • Tricia Foster, Health Sciences. “A mixed methods investigation of state systems and structures that support early intervention service delivery in the United States.”
  • María Luz García, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology “Ethnographic Research in Maya Ixil Transnational Communities”.
  • Sarah Ginsberg, Special Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders. “Scholarship for Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Past, Present and Future”.
  • Jillian Graves, Social Work. “Stress and adaptation to the essential retail workplace during the COVID-19 crisis: An examination of employer practices and employee well-being.”
  • Christine Hume, English Language and Literature. “Completing a text image project.”
  • Matthew Kirkpatrick, English Language and Literature. “Return Frequency: A Novel (working title)”.
  • Renee Lajiness-O’Neill, Psychology. “Development of a biobehavioral method to examine risk trajectories in infants and young children”.
  • Lois Mahoney, Accounting, Finance and Information Systems. “The impact of COVID-19 on the corporate social responsibility behavior of corporations.”
  • Laura McMahon, History and Philosophy. “Flurred limits, imagined identities: phenomenological resources for political thought”.
  • Tricia McTague, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. “Unions and Employee Ownership: A Qualitative Case Study of a Regional Supermarket Chain”.
  • Maria Milletti, Chemistry. “Computational investigation of a novel method for the synthesis of bioactive natural products”.
  • Rita Shah, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. “Incorporating Human Rights Principles: A Guide to Prison Reform or the Relegitimation of a Failed System? Studying the Alexander Maconochie Center: A Fulbright Project”.
  • Angela Staples, Psychology. “Sleep Development in the First 15 Months: Sociodemographic and Family Factors”.

two semesters

  • Munther Abualkibash, Information Security and Applied Computing. “Leveraging Advanced Data Science Techniques to Automate Cyber ​​Attack Detection”.
  • Laura McMahon, History and Philosophy. “Flurred limits, imagined identities: phenomenological resources for political thought”.
  • Tricia McTague, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. “Unions and Employee Ownership: A Qualitative Case Study of a Regional Supermarket Chain”.

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