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QEP Awards

QEP Excellence Awards & Grants Funded by Year

QEP Excellence Awards


Faculty Department Attachments
Dr. Anthony Baker English N/A
Dr Joseph Biernacki Chemical Engineering PowerPoint
Mr. Ken Hunter Basic Engineering N/A

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description
Dr. Steven Click “Real World Transportation Problem”
Dr. Zack Wilcox “Interventions for Increasing Physical Activity Levels”
Dr. Ismail Fidan “Implementing a Hands-on Engineering Curricula Transformation”
Dr. Mike Redding “Mentoring Middle School Science Fair Projects”
Dr. Joshua Hauser “Student Production of Musical CD”
Dr. Lenly Weathers “WERC-Design Contest”
Dr. Katherine Osburn “Sustainability through Real-World Problem Solving”
Dr. Mark Groundland “Spanish for Health Services”
Dr. Michael Harrison “Geoscience Field Experience”
Dr. Jon Jonakin “Resource and Environmental Issues through Teamwork”
Dr. Don Visco “Experiments in Thermodynamics”
Dr. Lori Maxwell “Mentoring Debate Teams”
Dr. Holly Stretz “Real-Time Spectroscopy for Biodiesel Reactor Optimization”
Dr. Bedelia Russell “Legacy Cycle and Nursing Students”

QEP Excellence Awards

Faculty Department Attachments
Dr. Lori Maxwel Sociology & Political Science N/A
Dr. Lenly Weathers Civil Engineering N/A
Dr. Melissa Geist Nursing N/A
Dr. Linda Giesbrecht-Bettol Counseling & Psychology N/A
Dr. Matthew Zagumny Counseling & Psychology N/A
Dr. Zac Wilcox Counseling & Psychology N/A

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description
Dr. Dan Combs "Geobiology Field Camp"
Dr. Michael Harrison "Geobiology Field Camp"
Dr. Thomas Timmerman "Business Ethics Simulation"
Dr. James Baie "Irrigation Design Problems in the Community"
Dr. Lori Maxwell "Service-learning Through Debate Teams"
Dr. Melinda Anderson "Service-learning for Nutritional Choices"
Dr. Cathy Cunningham "Service-learning for Nutritional Choices"
Mr. Ed Boucher "Campus Mediation"
Dr. Lenly Weathers "Real World Environmental Problems"
Ms. Suzann Hensley "Lights, Camera…Learn"
Ms. Shelley Brown "Mix It Up"
Dr. Ismail Fidan "Hands-on Telemanufacturing"
Dr. Ben Mohr "Concrete Canoe"
Dr. Ismet Anitsal "Analyzing Retailers"
Dr. Ahmed Kamal "Service-learning in Robotics"
Dr. Patricia Campion "Take Home Sociology"
Dr. Meral Anitsal "Service Organizations"
Dr. Kathy Brashears "Real World Problem Solving for Teachers"
Dr. Sarah Keller "Real World Problem Solving for Teachers"

QEP Excellence Awards

Faculty Department Attachments
Dr. Pedro Arce Chemical Engineering N/A
Mr. Andrew Smith English and Communications N/A
Mr. Mark Creter English and Communications N/A
Dr. Tom Timmerman Decision Sciences & Management N/A

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description
Dr. Matthew Zagumny “Grant writing”
Dr. Ken Wiant “Critical thinking and real world issues in the banking industry”
Dr. Bob Wood “Critical thinking and real world issues in the banking industry”
Dr. Steve Isbell “Critical thinking and real world issues in the banking industry”
Dr. Lenly Weathers “Real world problems and bridge engineering”
Ms. Shelley Brown “Grant writing and service learning”
Dr. Leslie Suters “Service learning and math and science pre-service teachers”
Dr. Lori Maxwell “Service learning and Take Back the Night”
Dr. Ismail Fidan “Emerging green technologies”
Dr. Meral Anitsal “Emerging green technologies”
Dr. Ismet Anitsal “Emerging green technologies”
Dr. Michael Allen “Emerging green technologies”
Dr. Bonita Barger “Emerging green technologies”
Dr. Susan Elkins “Emerging green technologies”
Dr. Andy Smith “Writing and producing a theatrical production”
Dr. Mark Creter “Writing and producing a theatrical production”
Dr. Ahmed Kamal “Service learning and robotic sensing”
Dr. Yvonne Malone “Debates in Adolescent Psychology”
Dr. J.P. Barfield “Service learning and Health Promotion”
Dr. Ismet Anitsal “The Legacy Cycle and Retail Marketing”
Dr. Sarah Keller “Digital Autobiographies and Community Mapping”
Dr. Holly Stretz “Bridging the gap between science and math education and engineering”
Dr. Melissa Geist “Critical thinking in Nursing”

QEP Excellence Awards


Faculty Department Attachments
Dr. Debbie Barnard Foreign Languages PowerPoint
Ms. Shelly Brown Sociology and Political Science PowerPoint
Dr. Stephen Canfield Mechanical Engineering N/A

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description
Dr. Don Visco “Hands-on Learning Inside the Classroom”
Ms. Tracey Hackett “Advertising Design Teams”
Dr. Brenda Wilson “Service Learning in Public Relations”
Ms. Jadwiga Dolzycki “Curbside Recycling”
Dr. William Eberle “Computer Assisted Software Engineering”
Ms. Bedelia Russell “Pediatric Nursing”
Dr. Debbie Barnard “Service Learning in Montreal”
Dr. Michael Harrison “Geology Mini Field Camp”
Dr. Ismail Fidan “Green Manufacturing”
Dr. Leslie Suters “Service- learning for Pre-service and In-service Teachers”
Dr. Melissa Comer “Service- learning for Pre-service and In-service Teachers”
Dr. James Martin “Service- learning for Pre-service and In-service Teachers”
Dr. Kristen Trent “Service- learning for Pre-service and In-service Teachers”
Dr. Yvonne Malone “Active Learning for Pre-service Teachers”
Dr. Sandra Terneus “Grant Writing and Counseling”
Ms. Shelley Brown “Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population”
Dr. Ferdinand Difurio “Actively Engaging in Econometric Studies of the Upper Cumberland”
Ms. Susan Henry “Service Learning Grants and Campus Organizations”
Ms. Michelle Huddleston “Service Learning Grants and Campus Organizations”
Dr. Lori Maxwell “Generation We…Civic Engagement Fair”
Ms. Shelley Brown “Generation We…Civic Engagement Fair”
Dr. Ahmed Kamal “Robot Sensing Service Learning”

QEP Excellence Awards

Faculty Department Attachments
Mr. Andy Smith English and Communications N/A

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description
Dr. Janice Branson “Collaboration between Art and Agriculture students to create authentic murals”
Dr. Patt Coleman

“Collaboration between Art and Agriculture students to create authentic murals”

Dr. Billye Foster

“Collaboration between Art and Agriculture students to create authentic murals”

Ms. Ellen Wolfe

“Collaboration between Art and Agriculture students to create authentic murals”

Dr. Ismet Anitsal

“Marketing tourism in Clay and Macon counties”

Dr. Meral Anitsal

“Marketing tourism in Clay and Macon counties”

Dr. Susan Elkins

“Marketing tourism in Clay and Macon counties”

Dr. Ambereen Siraj “Increasing public awareness of information security”

Ms. Shelley Brown

“Promoting a public screening of film on aging”

Dr. Melissa Geist

“Creating video simulations of medical calculation problems”
Dr. Holly Anthony

“Creating video simulations of medical calculation problems”

Dr. Kathy Brashears “Teaching teachers to appreciate and share Appalachian culture”
Dr. Deborah Watlington “Creating learning centers with first-year teachers”

Dr. Sarah Keller

“Using book clubs to foster reading in struggling elementary school readers”
Mr. Andy Smith “Creating a student-based publication from encounters with Living Writers”

Dr. Ismail Fidan

“Collaborating with STEM teachers for professional development”
Ms. Stephanie Richards “Creating grants to assist local teachers”

Dr. Ismet Anitsal

“Developing marketing/business plans to promote tourism in Clay and Macon counties”

Dr. Meral Anitsal

“Developing marketing/business plans to promote tourism in Clay and Macon counties”

Dr. Susan Elkins

“Developing marketing/business plans to promote tourism in Clay and Macon counties”

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description

Dr. Bonita Barger, Dr. Ismail Fidan,Ms. Meral Anitsal, Dr. Ismet Anitsal

International service learning experience in Turkey

Dr. Michael Best

Using technology to improve farm management

Ms. Shelley Brown

Experiencing dementia through a simulation

Dr. George Graham

Implementing a portable mechatronics training station

Ms. Sandra Hancock

Developing action plans for social action/social justice

Ms. Penny Herrell

Planning a family math night event

Dr. Ahmed Kamal

Partnering with high school students to build robots

Dr. Christy Killman, Dr. Michael Phillips

Peer mentoring between upper classmen and incoming EXPW students

Dr. Stephanie Richards, Dr. Deborah McCormick

Organizing a conference on Common Core Standards

Dr. Robby Sanders

Actively learning about biotransport and fluid mechanics

Dr. Leslie Suters

Creating science labs in a box for practicing teachers

Dr. Sharon Thompson

Creating a health promotion event

Dr. Lenly Weathers

Engineering and service learning – wheelchair ramps

Dr. Brenda Wilson, Dr. Russ Witcher, Ms. Holly Cowart

Production of a campus magazine

Ms. Kimberly Winkle

Producing an art exhibition

Dr. Matthew Zagumny

Actively engaging with psychological research methods

QEP Excellence Awards

Faculty Department Attachments

Dr. Melissa Comer

Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education

PowerPoint

Dr. Leslie Suters

Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education

PowerPoint

Dr. Stacy Tomas

School of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Human Ecology

PowerPoint

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description

Dr. Douglas Airhart

Sustainable approaches to weed control practices/Turfgrass management

Dr. Adam Anderson

Telecommunications projects

Dr. Jennifer Anderson

Researching and solving real world political science problems

Dr. James Baier

Production and processing of sweet sorghum syrup

Ms. Shelley Brown

Grant writing, teamwork and community service in support of geriatric community members

Dr. Melissa Comer

Planning literacy-based learning opportunities for pre K-12 students with iPads

Dr. Cathy Cunningham

Expanding skills of dietetics students using simulations, story-telling and iPads

Mr. Mark Davis

Online communication and information network

Dr. Billye Foster

Raised bed construction and floral displays for public spaces

Dr. Melissa Geist and Ms. Susan Reeves

Real-world nursing simulation experiences

Dr. Wonkak Kim

Organizing and performing in small chamber ensembles

Ms. Jenny Maffett

Simulation of a nursing inpatient clinical experience

Dr. Josephine McQuail

William Blake Voice Project

Dr. Lizabeth Mullens

Real-life textile design, product development, and marketing and promotion experience

Dr. Lachelle Norris

Development of an interactive online registry for Appalachian craftspeople

Dr. Steve Robinson

Using Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) in an introductory astronomy class

Dr. Leslie Suters

STEM-based activities using iPads

Dr. Stacy Thomas

Planning and developing agritourism attractions

Dr. Lenly Weathers

Women engineering students service learning

Ms. Kimberly Winkle

Public art projects

QEP Excellence Awards

Faculty Department Attachments

Dr. Kim Wonkak

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Music, College of Education

N/A

Ms. Janet Coonce

Instructor, Dept. of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

PowerPoint

Dr. Dennis Fennewald

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Human Ecology

PowerPoint

QEP Grants Funded

Faculty Description
Dr. Jennifer Anderson Political science team-based communication, problem-solving and critical thinking
Dr. Kathy Brashears Problem based learning to target reading deficiencies of elementary school children*
Ms. Shelley Brown Music and memory: personatdzed music for the elderly
Ms. Marilyn Bruckman Inquiry-based learning experiences to target tdteracy and math remediation for kindergartners
Ms. Marilyn Bruckman Merging technology, visual arts and creativity in undergraduate teacher education
Dr. Melissa Comer The ftdppin' story: tdteracy and technology integration*
Ms. Janet Coonce Home chemistry projects
Mr. Mark Davis Utitdzing CAD software for civil engineering problem solving
Dr. Dennis Fennewald Real-world beef marketing
Dr. Melissa Geist Real-world nursing simulation experiences
Dr. Kimberly Hanna Collaborative testing for nursing students
Dr. Michael Harrison Geoscience digital mapping
Ms. Ann Hellman Simulation of real-world disaster management for nurses
Dr. Ahmed Kamal Development of renewable energy devices and systems
Dr. Christy Killman Service learning in exercise science, physical education and wellness
Dr. Wonkak Kim Clarinet reed-making experimentation
Dr. Larry Knox 3D problem solving using iPads for earth science students
Dr.Shawn Krosnick Applying modern herbarium curation to TTU's Holtdster Herbarium
Dr. Queen Ogbomo Improvement of mathematics abitdty and critical thinking of K-6 students utitdzing physical activity
Dr. Jennifer Pascal Innovative solutions to real world fluid mechanics problems
Dr. Steve Robinson Using Catdbrated Peer Review (CPR) in an introductory astronomy class
Dr. Lanise Rosemond Service learning in exercise science, physical education and wellness
Dr. Steven Seiler Development of ontdne social research surveys
Dr. Sandra Smith Development of lessons for real world problem solving by teaching students
Dr. Lestde Suters Outdoor classroom project
Dr. Kristen Trent Imagination station: engaging famitdes, case workers, and preservice teachers in family fun kits for STEM and tdteracy
Dr. Stephanie Wendt Investigation of engineering design problems by elementary school students
Dr. Jeannette Wolak 3D problem solving using iPads for earth science students

QEP Excellence Awards

Faculty Department Attachments

Dr. Kathy Brashears

Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education

N/A

Dr. Ismail Fidan

Professor, Manufacturing & Engineering Technology, College of Engineering

N/A

Dr. Stacy Tomas

Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Human Ecology

N/A

QEP Grants Funded (Total $83,095)

Faculty Description
Dr. Melinda Anderson TTU Food Pantry improvement project
Dr. Melinda Anderson Human Ecology/Agriculture senior colloquium
Dr. Jeff Boles Modeling and artistic design problem solving
Dr. Kathy Brashears Practicum for ESL student teachers* project funded in previous year
Ms. Shelley Brown "Under the Bridge" poverty/homelessness awareness workshop
Dr. Deb Bryant Team-based real world mathematical problem solving
Dr. Michael Cathey Physical education assessment using iPads
Dr. Ann Davis Eagle Works competition
Dr. Jon Ezell Upper Cumberland social issues photojournalism project
Dr. Dennis Fennewald Poultry industry research and problem solving
Dr. Ismail Fidan CNC machining practices project
Dr. Mike Harrison Geoscience digital mapping*
Dr. Marissa Hartwig Experimental psychology research methods
Ms. Tammy Howard Neonatal abstinence syndrome project
Mr. Wonkak Kim Developing a successful private studio for professional musicians
Dr. Larry Knox 3d problem solving using iPads for earth science students* project funded in previous year
Ms. Bobbie Maynard Student marketing agency
Dr. Josie McQuail Flipping out over poetry
Dr. Mark Melichar Student price index project
Dr. Terezie Mosby Lactation room design
Dr. Kristen Pennycuff-Trent Childhood education fabulous family fun project
Dr. Jeffrey Rice Thermodynamics real world problem solving
Ms. Toni Roberts Civility in the workplace project
Dr. LaNise Rosemond Sports ethics debates
Dr. Jennifer Schlosser Local community juvenile justice organization projects
Dr. Steven Seiler Sociology survey projects
Dr. Stacy Tomas Cummins Falls State Park agritourism
Ms. Kimberly Winkle & Ms. Amy Jo Carpenter Sales pitch showdown project
Ms. Kimberly Winkle & Dr. Tony Baker Graphic novel project
Dr. Jeanettte Wolak 3d problem solving using iPads for earth science students* project funded in previous year
Dr. Matthew Zagumny Counseling interviews with simulated clients