Grants and Awards

Grants & Awards

Niagara Foundation, 2012. Funding for two academics outreach trips to Turkey. [About $40,000]

Niagara Foundation, 2012. Funding for journalism faculty and practitioners outreach trip to Turkey. [About $20,000]

Principal Investigator, “Training Minority Students from Chicago in Iowa Journalism Workshops,” McCormick Foundation, 2012 (about $12,500)

Principal Investigator, “Training Minority Students from Chicago in Iowa Journalism Workshops,” McCormick Foundation, 2011 (about $12,500)

Starch Faculty Fellow, The University of Iowa, June 2009-present

Principal Investigator, “Create an iPhone App.” class tech funding, Academic Technologies Advisory Council 2009 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award by Iowa Information Technology Services (about $6,500)

Principal Investigator, “2008 University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute Presidential & Congressional Forum,” U.S. Department of Transportation, 2008-2009 (about $43,000)

Co-Principal Investigator, “Development of an Interactive E-training Program for Work Zone Safety and Mobility,” Kansas and Iowa Departments of Transportation, 2008-2009 (about $130,000)

Co-Principal Investigator, “Improving Highway Workzone Safety,” U.S. Department of Transportation, 2008-2009 (about $180,000)

Principal Investigator, “Can Blog Usership Increase Newspaper Readership?” Funding by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, 2006-2007 ($9,200)

Co-Principal Investigator, “Driver Safety and the Boomer Dilemma: ‘Advanced Driver Training’ as Addressing the Attention Challenge,” U.S. Department of Transportation, 2007-2008 (about $127,000)

LSU Press Professorship, 2003-2006 ($6,000 renewed yearly)

LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Research & Service, 2001 ($1,000)

Mary Poindexter Research Professorship, 2000-2001 ($6,000)

Douglas Manship Research Professorship, 1998-2000 ($6,000)

Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1997-1998

Lee Griffin Research Professorship, 1997-1998 ($2,000)

Louisiana State University Incentive Grant for Teaching Innovation, 1996. “Evaluating Student Internship Expectations & Performance: A Pilot Study for Building an Attitude Scale” ($2,500)

Louisiana State University Summer Research Stipend, 1996. “The Pictorial Portrayal of the People’s Republic of China in the Washington Post” ($4,000)

C-SPAN Winter Seminar for Professors, 1996. Conference invitation to Washington, D.C. and grant.

Sorority-Fraternity “Best” Faculty Teaching Appreciation Award, 1994, University of Minnesota

Kriss Research Grant, 1993, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

University of Minnesota Graduate School and Frances Andrews Fund Grant for Research Abroad, 1992. “Formal and Thematic Styles of Photography in the People’s Republic of China”