Two great schools: One great community!
Using the tagline, “Two great schools and one great community”, the College of Education and Human Development has been working to develop more sustainable partnerships with Bryan Independent School District. Under the direction of Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, Clinical Professor and Director of Educator Preparation Programs of the College of Education and Human Development and in collaboration with the Outreach Services of the College of Education-Research and Development (CERD) office, “The Good Neighbor Project” with Bryan ISD will be a renewed commitment to the district
Research Dean’s Corner
by Dr. Susan Bloomfield
Here we are already at the end of May, when many of us are catching our collective breath, cleaning up from a busy semester, and (for some) tackling new projects and impending proposal deadlines. As we head into summer, thanks for taking a moment to read this newsletter – it’s our chance to communicate directly with our research faculty on issues common to us all, including some of the nuts and bolts involved in applying for and then managing your externally funded projects.
New Awards: February 9, 2018-May 29, 2018
|Beverly Irby (Co-PI)||National Science Foundation||EXP: To Enact, To Tell, To Write: A Bridge to Expressive Writing through Digital Enactment||26,010|
|Beverly Irby (Co-PI)||Department of Defense-National Security Agency||Teach the Teacher: GenCyber Summer Camps||2,201|
|Kimberly Vannest (PI)||Bossier Parish ISD – Department of Defense||Project TACTICAL||36,002|
|Laura Stough (PI)||Sidem, LLC – DHHS-Administration for Community Living||Resources for Disaster and Disability (REDDy)||39,398|
|Jennifer Ganz (PI), Kimberly Vannest (Co-PI), and Margaret Foster (Co-I)||US Department of Education – Institute of Education Sciences||Meta-Analyses of Variables Related to Instruction in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Implementation||600,000|
|Oi-man Kwok (PI), Eunkyeng Baek (Co-PI), and William McIntosh (Co-PI)||TAMU T3||T3 – Understanding Online Learners: The Development of the Online-Learning Readiness Scale (ORES)||33,000|
|Melinda Sheffield-Moore (PI)||University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston – Moody Foundation||The Effect of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone on Cognitive Function in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Healthy Controls||101,979|
|Heather Clark (Co-PI)||Texas Attorney General’s Office – DHHS-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||Rape Prevention and Education Continuation||43,325|
|Lei-Shih Chen (PI)||Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)||Training CHWs to Disseminate Culturally Competent, Family Health History-based Cancer Prevention and Navigation Services among Chinese Americans||430,062|
|Sue Bloomfield (PI), Whitney Garney (Co-PI), and Bonnie Dunbar (Co-PI)||TAMU T3||T3 – Long-Term Health Impact of the Space Environment: Retired Astronaut Biomedical Data Repository||32,500|
|Michael Massett (PI), Christopher Woodman (Co-PI), Emily Wilson (Co-PI)||TAMU T3||T3 – Influence of Genetic Background on Vascular Function||35,000|
|Lei-Shih Chen (PI) and Robin Page (Co-PI)||TAMU T3||T3 – Genetic Testing: Views from Pregnant Hispanic Women||32,000|
|Ledrick Sherman (PI), Robert Goidel (Co-PI), and Matthew Smith (Co-PI)||TAMU T3||T3 – At the Intersection of Health and Place: Barriers to Health Service Utilization among Men||35,000|
|Jacqueline Stillisano (Co-PI)||Cornell University – USDA-NIFA||Multidisciplinary, Problem-based Lessons on Antimicrobial Resistance for Seamless Integration into Veterinary Curricula||17,961|
|Li-Jen Kuo (PI)||Department of Defense-National Security Agency||STARTALK Student Program||101,787|
|Cheryl Craig (PI)||University of Houston Downtown – NSF||ESPRIT de Corps: Expanding STEM Professionals Roles in Teaching||50,000|
|Robert Capraro (PI), Christopher Thompson (Co-PI), and Luciana Barroso (Co-PI)||TAMU T3||T3 – Bridging Today’s 6-12 Classrooms to Tomorrow’s Greatest Discoveries – TAMU STEM||35,000|
|Kay Wijekumar (PI) & Malt Joshi (Co-I)||US Department of Education – Institute of Education Sciences||Goal 3 Efficacy Trial of Text Structure Strategy Instruction on the Web for Spanish-Speaking English Learners (SWELL) in Grades 4 and 5||3,298,201|
Welcome to Erin May as Business Coordinator with our Post Award Team.
Erin May, a Texas native grew up in Weatherford, Texas where she lived with her family until graduating high school and moving to Bryan/College Station for school. Erin earned her AA in Business Administration from Blinn College, her Bachelors of Business Administration – Management from West Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Management Information Systems from Tarleton State University. Before moving to the College of Education and Human Development as a Business Coordinator II, Erin worked for Blinn College for 5 years as both a Financial Aid/VA Advisor and as a Program Coordinator for the Technical & Community Programs division. Erin is the mother of two boys, Riley (7) and Cooper (4). In the little free-time she has, Erin enjoys deep-sea fishing and visiting her family in Fort Worth. Erin’s office is in Heaton in 208 and she is happy to receive your email at email@example.com
by Dr. Daniel Bowen
The CPI has been working with FAC to explore possibilities for building upon OGAPS’ working guidelines for graduate assistant parenting accommodations.
Many thanks go out the following individuals who are completing their three year term on CPI as of August 31, 2018:
Robert Capraro (TLAC)
Jeni Ganz (EPSY)
Oi-Man Kwok (EPSY)
Michael Massett (HLKN)
Hersh Waxman (TLAC)
Chris Woodman (HLKN)
CPI welcomes the following new members as of September 1, 2018:
Jamilia Blake (EPSY)
Mack Burke (EPSY)
Marielle Engelen (HLKN)
Tamika Gilreath (HLKN)
Joanne Olson (TLAC)
Steven Riechman (HLKN)
Kay Wijekumar (TLAC)
Our next meetings will be scheduled once the fall semester gets underway. In the meantime, if you have any PI-related concerns or issues that you would like to raise or discuss at any future meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pre award group is providing a new service for those of you with funded projects: Monitoring of new awards. Each morning a search is generated in Maestro for any proposal that has had a change of status from submitted to negotiation started/award pending/awarded etc. Daily follow-ups will take place to note any changes to your new award, this includes project/account numbers, bridge funding or full funding. When funds become available, the PI and the Post award group will be notified by email.
Under Graduate Student Research Initiative (USRI): Applications are now open for the 2019 USRI program To read more about this program and find an application form, please visit the CERD website at:
Deadline to apply is August 15, 2018
Post Award Updates
CURRENT FIRST CONTACTS FOR ALL EXTERNAL GRANT/CONTRACT BUSINESS ITEMS
HLKN, TLAC: Adriana Burnett email@example.com, 845-4982
EPSY, EAHR: Clayton Holle firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-8734
New Post Award Contacts at SRS
EAHR & HLKN: Shelly Grassinger email@example.com 458-5902
EPSY, TLAC, & Dean’s Office: Deanna Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org 862-5949
New Email Address for Account Payables in Post Award
In order to provide better service to our research faculty and staff, CERD would like to announce a new email address for account payables. All items paid for on a research account should be emailed to email@example.com. This will allow all staff in our office the ability to view and process your requests on a daily basis. We hope to have everyone’s support and participation with this new process as it will allow our office to better support your department’s needs.
The following are examples of the types of items that can be submitted to our new email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
- personal reimbursements
- order requests
- invoices for vendors
- credit card receipts
- independent contractor invoices/certification
- contracts to be reviewed (as part of grant project)
- travel reimbursements
* Human subject payments and W9s will need to be submitted via the portal https://myrecord.cehd.tamu.edu/secure_uploads/.
Outreach efforts into area districts, region service centers and a county department of education are keeping the outreach services office busy. During the spring semester, meetings at Fort Bend ISD, Navasota ISD, Hearne ISD as well as at the Region 6 and Region 20 Service Centers and the Harris County Department of Education made for some good networking opportunities. Project Coordinators Elsa Villarreal, Kristyn Smith and Donna Druery of the Educational Leadership Research Center (ELRC) and Center for Research & Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA) recently attended the ESL/Bilingual Directors meeting at the Region 6 Service Center in Huntsville. Amy Jurica Hinnant coordinated the invitation to the meeting in May 2108. Presenting at this important regional meeting helped promote several ongoing projects including; MOOPIL, APLUS, PAL and ETELL. All are grant funded projects that work through the ELRC and CRDLLA. For more information on those projects, please visit their websites by clicking the links above, or if you interested in working with a region service center in the state, school district or the Harris County Department of Education contact Amy Jurica Hinnant in Outreach Services.