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Office of the Provost

Provost Innovation Funds

The Provost Innovation Fund, managed through the Office of Academic Affairs, is allocated specifically to support the implementation of academic initiatives that are directly related to the Agenda for Distinction.

In a competitive application process, faculty submit proposals that are directly related to the Agenda for Distinction. Awards are made on the basis of the project’s alignment with one or more goals and objectives of the Agenda for Distinction and the project’s potential impact on the quality of our academic offerings.  

 

2015 - 2016 Recipients 

Faculty Name Position Department Course Title
Bryan Bannon
Associate Professor
Philosophy
The Meaning of Work: An Introduction to Philosophy
Bryan Bannon
Assistant Professor
Philosophy
Study Travel Course to Cuba
Sean Condon
Associate Professor
History
Study Travel Course to Cuba
Luis Saenz de Vicuera Erkiaga 
Associate Professor
World
Languages & Cultural Studies
Study Travel Course to Cuba
James Chiavelli
Assoc. VP & Director of Communi-
cations
Communications office
Afghanistan: Culture and Conflict
Cinzia DiGiulio 
Associate Professor/
Chair
World
Languages & Cultural Studies
Cinema and the Global Zombie 
Courtenay Dunn-Lewis
Assistant Professor
Health Sciences 
Development of a Freshman Year Professional Studies Seminar Course: Professions in the Health Sciences
Cynthia Ferrara 
Associate Professor
Health Sciences
Development of a Freshman Year Professional Studies Seminar Course: Professions in the Health Sciences
Anne Flaherty
Associate Professor 
Political Science
The Politics of Food
John Giordano
Professor of Practice 
Visual and Performing Arts
9/11 in Words and Images
Jose Godinez
Assistant Professor
Management
Introduction to Doing Business in Latin America
Christina Hardway
 Associate Professor 
Psychology 
Psychology of Identity and Purpose 
Karen Hayden
Associate Professor
Criminology 
Rural Crime
George Heffernan
Professor
Philosophy
Life, Passion, Reason
Robert Koegel
Adjunct
Lecturer
Sociology 
Happiness
He Li
Professor 
Political Science 
Globalization
Lynn McGovern 
Professor 
World
Languages & Cultural Studies
The Gods Must be Crazy: Exploring Culture, Context and Intercultural Competence
Brittnie Aiello
Assistant Professor
Criminology
Inequality and Justice in Life and Literature
Ellen McWhorter
Associate Professor
English
Inequality and Justice in Life and Literature
Ralph Pass
Adjunct Lecturer
Physics
Honors Astronomy 
Laura Pruett
Associate Professor
Visual and Performing Arts
The Concept Album in Popular Music
Autumn Ridenour
Assistant Professor
Religious & Theological Studies
Bioethics & Healthcare: Theological Approaches 
Maria Sannella 
Lecturer
Marketing 
Exploring Ways to Market Businesses
Raymond Shaw
Associate Professor/
Chair
Psychology
A Large, Interdisciplinary Introduction to Psychology
Sally Shockro
Assistant Professor
History 
Mystery Plays and the Transformation of Late-Medieval Europe
Joseph Stasio 
Associate Professor 
Marketing 
Great Entrepreneurs
Joseph Vogel
Assistant Professor
English
History of Film