Seven faculty members earn research support from President's Fund

January 27, 2009

Seven faculty members from the College of Communications have received more than $3,000 in funding for their research and creative projects from the 2008-09 President’s Fund for Research.

To qualify for these grants, the faculty members integrated undergraduate students in their work. As many as 15 students acquired valuable research skills, experienced the creative aspects of scholarly work and enjoyed personal mentoring by one of the faculty members.

Those who earned funding were:

-- Frank Dardis, assistant professor, “Reactions to Advertisements in Video Games”;
-- Michel Haigh, assistant professor, “Examining the Difference in Newspaper Coverage of Alternative Energy Sources from 2003-2008”;
-- Marie Hardin, associate professor, “A Different Lens on Sports? A Framing Analysis of Coverage Based on Reporter Gender”;
-- Krishna Jayakar, assistant professor, “Telecommunications Mergers and Acquisitions”;
-- Naomi McCormack, assistant professor, “Out of the Question: Women, Media and the Art of Inquiry”;
-- Shyam Sundar, professor, “Media Psychophysiology for Theory-Based Undergraduate Research”; and
-- Bu Zhong, assistant professor, “Sport Teaches Morality: An Inquiry Into Ethical Decision-Making Among Student Athletes and Non-Athletes.”

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Last Updated March 19, 2009