Faculty from across the College Arts and Architecture have begun work this semester on the latest round of projects supported by the College’s long-standing Faculty Research Grant program. In this round of funding (which runs from January 2019 to June 2020), a total of $91,690 was distributed to sixteen projects submitted by faculty, or teams of faculty, from all six academic units.
The Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant program promotes and incentivizes faculty research. It provides resources for faculty seed grants, project funding, and disseminating research/creative activity. “It is always a pleasure to see the wide range of research and creative activities practiced in the College of Arts and Architecture. It is truly our strength,” said Mallika Bose, interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Collaboration was a theme across many of the funded projects. The projects involve collaboration with faculty from other departments at Penn State and beyond, students from the University Park campus, youth in Buffalo, dance companies in different parts of the United States, and Spanish architects, among others. See list of recipients below, and full abstracts here.
Brian Alfred, Assistant Professor of Art
Michelle Bae Dimitriadis, Assistant Professor of Art Education
Kikora Franklin, Associate Professor of Theatre
Shannon Goff, Associate Professor of Art
Darla Lindberg, Professor of Architecture
Eric McKee, Professor of Music
Bryan Nichols, Assistant Professor of Music
Almudena Ribot, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Raymond Sage, Associate Professor of Theatre
Jean Sanders, Associate Professor of Art
Robin Thomas, Associate Professor of Art History
Sarah Watts, Assistant Professor of Music