Fiscal Year 2022 Research Total

CLA awards for 2022 totaled $1.6 million in external funds for 22 projects.

2022 Research Highlights

Todd Pugatch (Public Policy) received $508,982 from the Republic of Cameroon for impact evaluation of performance-based financing in the context of the education support program in Cameroon.

Ana Spalding and Dwaine Plaza (Public Policy) are co-principal investigators on the multi-million dollar National Science Foundation funded Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub (Cascadia CoPes Hub) led by Peter Ruggiero in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Kristin MacCuga (Psychological Sciences) is a co-principal investigator on a $310,000 project led by David Hurwitz (Civil & Construction Engineering, Kiewit Center) from toXel and US Department of Transportation researching ways to make ADS vehicles accessible for all road users.

Paul Thompson (Public Policy), in collaboration with Katherine Gunter and John Schuna in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, was awarded $290,594 from the National Institutes of Health for work with Montana State University on evaluating the effects of four-day school weeks on child and family health, wellbeing, and socioeconomic factors.

Jessee Dietch (Psychological Sciences) received $250,000 from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for piloting an adaption of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia for shift workers. 

Kathleen Bogart (Psychological Sciences) received $98,495 from Fanconi Anemia Research Fund to study the psychological experiences of adults with Fanconi anemia.

Humanities

CLA faculty received several notable awards for in the humanities this year:

Joel Zapata (History, Philosophy, & Religion) was awarded a $50,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latinx Studies from the School of Advanced Research for his work tracing the social and cultural worlds of ethnic Mexicans in the Southern Great Plains.

Christopher Nichols (Center for the Humanities), Susan Rodgers (Writing, Literature, & Film/Honors College), and Kevin Stoller (Honors College) received $75,000 in total in two separate awards from the Lamfrom Foundation in support of a summer mentored internship program for undergraduate scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Aimee Hisey (History, Philosophy and Religion), with advisor Nicole von Germeten, received $18,563 in support of dissertation work on Nations, Networks, and Knowledge: Circulating Knowledge of Crypto-Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Spanish Viceroyalties.

Carly Lettero (Spring Creek Project/Environmental Humanities) received $115,000 from the Shotpouch Foundation for the renewal of the Spring Creek Project, which offers several residencies and programs for campus and community outreach.

Previous Yearly Research Metrics

Fiscal Year 2021 Research Total

  CLA awards for 2021 totaled $1.8 million in external funds for 23 projects.

2021 Research Highlights

  Paul Thompson (School of Public Policy), in collaboration with Katherine Gunter and John Schuna in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, received $373,517 from the Spencer Foundation to study effects of four-day school weeks on student achievement and child and family wellbeing.

  Ana Spalding and Erika Wolters (School of Public Policy) received $368,857 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assess community vulnerability to ocean acidification across the California Current Ecosystem.

  Paul Thompson (School of Public Policy) received a $140,946 subaward to Montana State University as part of a NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for evaluating the effects of four-day school weeks on child and family health, wellbeing, and socioeconomic factors.

  Hilary Boudet (School of Public Policy) received $124,689 from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Energy and Environment Program to study how communities assess, perceive and/or respond to proposals for microgrids and what regulatory and/or policy environments facilitate their implementation.

  Carly Lettero (Spring Creek Project/Environmental Humanities) received $115,000 from the Shotpouch Foundation for the renewal of the Spring Creek Project, which offers several residencies and programs for campus and community outreach.  In addition, the Ronald W. Naito MD Foundation provided $15,000 to restructure the Long-Term Ecological Reflections (LTER) residency program with the goal of overcoming structural inequities so the program is more accessible to writers and artists of color.

  Kathryn Becker Blease (School of Psychological Sciences) received $110,199 from the National Science Foundation for her collaborative project “Broaden and Build: Promoting Access to Graduate Education in Social Sciences (PAGES)” which seeks to catalyze greater communication about graduate admissions, shared undergraduate research opportunities, and research collaborations among minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and PhD-granting R1 universities in the Pacific Northwest.

  Nana Osei-Kofi (School of Language, Culture & Society) received $108,607 as part of collaboration with Change Matrix to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.  The work is part of a 1.6 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  Kathleen Bogart (School of Psychological Sciences) received $24,344 from Moebius Syndrome Foundation for her research entitled “Disclosing Moebius Syndrome and Other Facial Differences”.  Jessee Dietch (School of Psychological Sciences) and Kathleen Bogart received an additional $30,000 from Moebius Syndrome Foundation to study sleep health of children and adults with Moebius Syndrome.

  Loren Davis (School of Language, Culture, and Society), in collaboration with the Desert Research Institute, received $40,164 from the US Army Corps of Engineers to form a partnership to meet USACE objectives for development of new methods and practices for archaeological research and cultural resources management at the Willamette Project reservoirs.

    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.

    Fiscal Year 2019 Research Total

    CLA awards for 2019 totaled $1.3 million in external funds for 22 projects.

        2019 Research Highlights

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    •         Kristin Macuga (School of Psychological Science) received $39,667 from the Army Corps of Engineers to study the influence of visual cues on collective behavior in crowds. 
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    •         Melissa Cheyney (School of Language, Culture and Society) received a total $181,232 from the American Institutes for Research for a project on improving patients' experience of respect and autonomy during maternity care. 
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    •         Loren Davis (School of Language, Culture and Society) received $74,854 from the San Diego State Foundation for his study "Archaeological and Biological Assessment of Submerged Landforms in the Pacific Coast. 
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    •         Drew Gerkey (School of Language, Culture and Society) received a total of $82,661 from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to research subsistence salmon networks in Yukon River communities.  
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    •         Jake Hamblin (School of History, Philosophy and Religion) received $89,538 from the NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences for his project "Reconstructing Radiation: Nuclear Environments and the Downwinders Case." 
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    •         Christopher Stout (School of Public Policy) received $33,526 from the Russell Sage Foundation to study how accusations of racism influence partisanship and voting behavior in 21st century America. 

        Fiscal Year 2018 Research Total

        In 2018, OSU CLA faculty submitted 48 proposals for $6.6 million in grant applications. CLA awards for 2018 added up to $2.5 million in external funds for 18 projects.

        2018 Highlights

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    •         Hillary Boudet (School of Public Policy) received an NSF “Smart & Connected Kids for Sustainable Energy Communities” that partners with Stanford and The Girl Scouts for $999,951.
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    •         Marta Maldonado (School of Language, Culture, & Society) received $200,082 from Oregon Sea Grant to study demographic changes in Oregon’s seafood processing industry.
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    •         Colin Hesse (School of Arts & Communication) helped MAIS graduate student Madelaine Coffmann win an $18,000 grant from the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to study how song writing can help patients cope with depression caused by illness.
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    •         Paul Thompson (School of Public Policy) received a coveted Spencer Foundation grant for $45,664 that studies “The Effects of Four-day School Weeks on Student Achievement across Racial, Socioeconomic, and Special Education Subgroups.”
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    •         Loren Davis (School of Language, Culture, & Society) received 2 grants in 2018 from the Bureau of Land Management totaling $111,724.
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    •         Sarah Dermody (School of Psychological Sciences) submitted 7 grant proposals in 2018, totaling $528,302.

        A Brief History of CLA Research at OSU

        The CLA Research office put together a presentation that highlighted data collected by the OSU Research Office.  The report presented data on proposals and funded projects from 2004 to 2014 by funding year, by college, and by agency.  Click cla_research_stats.pdf (563.43 KB) to download the presentation.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact CLA Research Program Manager.