Fiscal Year 2020 Research Total

CLA awards for 2020 totaled $6.5 million in external funds for 22 projects.

    2020 Research Highlights

    Brent Steel and Dwaine Plaza (School of Public Policy) received $1,590,861 from Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems: National Science Foundation 2019-23 to study developing adaptive capacity in wildfire-prone regions.

    Ana Spalding and Erika Allen Wolters (School of Public Policy) received $1,040,662 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Ocean (NOAA) to study and assess community vulnerability to ocean acidification across the California current ecosystem.

    Marta Maldonado (School of Language, Culture and Society) and Lori Cramer (School of Public Policy) received a Sea Grant from the NOAA for $249,992 to study enhancing community resilience and seafood sustainability through a diverse seafood processing workforce.

    Kenny Maes (Anthropology) is a co-principal investigator on a $150,000 grant for “Developing Common Indicators to Advance the Community Health Worker Workforce” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD).

    Peter Betjemann (School of Writing, Literature, and Film) is a co-principal investigator for National Science Foundation funding totaling $147,490 for a project “Using Historic Art to Explore Legacies and Lost Function in Eastern US Forests.”

    Carly Lettero (School of History, Philosophy and Religion) received $115,000 from the Shotpouch Foundation for the Spring Creek Project, which offers several residencies and programs for campus and community outreach.