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Grants: Exceptional Learning Ph.D.
Faculty Grants

Grants (funded 21 @ $8,866,053)

Dr. Holly Anthony:

  • Anthony, H. Co-Project Director, TN Department of Education Math Science Partnership Grant, Increasing Grades 6-8 Mathematics Teachers’ Content Knowledge in the CCSSM, with David Smith, (funded: $248,622). Ongoing 2013.
  • Anthony, H. Project Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grant, Modeling High School Mathematics: Incorporating Engineering and Healthcare Applications to Meet Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, with Melissa Geist, & Ken Hunter, (funded: $109,539). Ongoing 2013.
  • Anthony, H. Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, DUE Noyce Teacher Scholarships, TTU STEM Majors for Rural Teaching (TTU-SMaRT) with Stephen Robinson (Physics), (funded: $1.2 million). Ongoing 2011–2016.
  • Anthony, H. Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Step–Type 1A, Mathematics Success for STEM Majors (MSSM) with Allen Mills (Mathematics), Sally Pardue (Mechanical Engineering/STEM Center), Stephen Robinson (Physics), & Don Visco (Chemical Engineering), (funded: $772,000). Ongoing 2010-–2015.
  • Anthony, H. (2014–15). Workshop Director & Task Writer, TN Department of Education Math Science Partnership Grant, Upper Cumberland K–5 Mathematics Partnership, with Denette Kolbe (Putnam County Schools), (funded: $550,000).

Dr. Julie Baker:

  • Baker, J. C. (2013). Co-Principal Investigator, Tennessee Higher Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grant, Opening the Secret City: Tapping Resources from a Historic Research Lab to Build Reading Rigor in English, History, & Science with Janet Isbell, Andrew Callender, & Jeff Roberts, (funded: $75,000).
  • Baker, J. C. (2012-2013). Co-Principal Investigator, First to the Top STEM Professional Development Grant, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Designing the Future: Curriculum Development through Project-Based Inquiry Using Cutting-Edge Design & Modeling Tools, with Ismail Fidan, (funded; $189,578).
  • Baker, J. C. (2012-2013). Principal Investigator, Tennessee Technological University Faculty Research Grant, An Interpretive Study of Adolescents’ Pleasure Reading Habits and the Opportunity to Read for Enjoyment in School, (funded; $5,400).

Dr. J.E. Baker:

  • Baker, J. E. (2014-present). Co-Researcher & Faculty Advisor, Tennessee technological University Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Scaffolded Writing with Kindergartners, with Jessica Nabors, (funded: $716).
  • Baker, J. E. (2012-2013), Principal Investigator, First to the Top STEM Professional Development Grant, THEC, Shaping Early STEM Learning, (funded: $199,435).

Dr. G. Chitiyo:

  • Chitiyo, G. (2013-2015), Principal Investigator, Tennessee Board of Regents Access and Diversity Initiative Grant, Improving Social Engagement and Academic Achievement among Minority Students, with Lisa Zagumny & the Office of Minority Affairs, (funded: $52,766).
  • Chitiyo, G. (2013), Co-Principal Investigator, University of Namibia Research and Publications Committee, An Assessment of the Impact of Floods, and Psychosocial Support Provided to School-Going Children Affected by the Floods in the Oshana Education Region of Namibia, with Simon Taukeni, Ina Asino, Morgan Chitiyo, & Genesia Shipena, (funded: $12,000).

Dr. Martha Howard:

  • Howard, M. (2009-2014). Principal Investigator, Healthy Start for Upper Cumberland Children and Families, (funded: $11,889).
  • Howard, M. (2013‐2014). Principal Investigator, Tennessee Board of Regents Access and Diversity Initiative Grant, The Family and Schooling Literacy Project, with Jeanne Fain, (funded: $60,000).
  • Howard, M. (2012-2013), Co-Principal Investigator, First to the Top STEM Professional Development Grant, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, STEM Around Us, with Sally Pardue, (funded: $198,706).

Dr. Steve Robinson:

  • Robinson, S. (2014-2016). Principal Investigator, Chevron Corporation for Curriculum Development Project, Preparing Excellent Elementary Teachers for the Next Generation ScienceStandards: The Physics and Everyday Thinking Suite, (funded: $375,000).
  • Robinson, S. (2013-present). Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation for STEM Teachers’ Scholarship Program, Enhancing the LEAP Curriculum for Algebra-Based Physics, (funded: $1,199,900).
  • Robinson, S. (2011-present). Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation for Curriculum Development Project, TTU STEM Majors for Rural Teaching (TTU-SMaRT) Noyce Scholarship Program, (funded: $175,000).
  • Robinson, S. (2011-2013). Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation for Curriculum Development Project via SDSU Foundation, Development of a Large Enrollment, Guided-Inquiry, Conceptual Physics Curriculum, (funded: $175,000).
  • Robinson, S. (2010-present). Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation for STEM majors retention project, Math Success for STEM Majors, (funded: $755,504).

Dr. Barry Stein:

  • Stein, B. (2010-2014). Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Expanding Use of the CAT Instrument: Assessing and Improving Critical Thinking, (funded: $2,499,998).