Three Liberal Arts Professors Receive Faculty Opportunity Awards

Jun. 19, 2018

Congratulations to three Liberal Arts professors who received UNLV Faculty Opportunity Awards in June. Psychology professor Jefferson Kinney, Associate Dean for Students and English professor Denise Tillery, and assistant English professor Kaitlin Clinnin received the awards to continue their collaborative research and creative activity. 

The liberal arts proposals were chosen by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development from 41 proposals submitted campuswide. Nineteen proposals received funding totaling approximately $332,270. 

Following are the liberal arts award project descriptions:

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Awards

The Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Awards fund up to $20,000 apiece for research that could lead to large federal grant applications.

  • “Modifying the Spinal Circuitry to Improve Walking and BDNF Expression in Individuals Post-Stroke” ($20,000); Jing Nong Liang, School of Allied Health; Jefferson Kinney, College of Liberal Arts

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards

The Collaborative Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards fund up to $10,000 apiece for standalone research endeavors.

  • “Information Literacy & Writing Skill Development in a Diverse Student Body: Examining and Improving the Curriculum at a Minority-Serving Institution” ($7,500); Kaitlin Clinnin, College of Liberal Arts; Melissa Bowles-Terry, University Libraries
  • “New Ways of Digitally Representing Scientific Research: Developing a Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Digital Research Repository” ($8,314); Denise Tillery, College of Liberal Arts; Christopher Adcock, College of Sciences

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