2014 ORSP Small Grant Program Awardees

The ORSP Small Grants Program fosters the professional development  of investigators and creative artists at San Francisco State University by supporting original projects that contribute significantly to the professional achievement and growth of applicants.

The 2014 Small Grants Program awardees are listed below.

Rabab Abdulhadi
Race and Resistance Studies, College of Ethnic Studies
"Revising (Palestinian) Feminist Narratives: Gender, Nation and the Colonial Condition"
 

Nan Alamilla Boyd
Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
"The G-Spot: Gentrification, Transformation, and Queer San Francisco"
 

Michael Behrens, PI
Documentary Film Institute, Cinema, College of Liberal and Creative Arts

  • Valerie Soe, Collaborator
    Asian American Studies, College of Ethnic Studies
  • Jesse Moss, Collaborator
    Cinema, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
  • Daniel Olmsted, Collaborator
    Cinema, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
  • Jack Lyon, Collaborator
    Naval Medical Center, San Diego

"VDC Traumatic Brain Injury Documentary Project"

Laura Burrus
Biology, College of Science and Engineering
"Characterization of the molecular links between Wnt signaling and neurodegenerative diseases"

Zhigang Chen
Physics and Astronomy, College of Science and Engineering
"Trapping and manipulation of cellular clusters with novel “tug-of-war” optical tweezers"
 

Cheng Chen
Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
"Integrating Time and Frequency Domain Analysis into a Reliability Assessment Framework for Real-Time Hybrid Simulation towards Seismic Resilience"
 

Hsiao-Yun Chu
Design and Industry, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
"Speaking of Bucky: New Perspectives on R. Buckminster Fuller through Oral History"
 

Lewis deSoto
Art, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
"EMPIRE (Eternal Return to the Land of Ghosts) Photographic Project"
 

Michelle (Mickey) Eliason, PI
Health Education, College of Health and Social Sciences

  • Rebeca Carabez, Collaborator
    Nursing, College of Health and Social Sciences
  • Marty Martinson, Collaborator
    Health Education, College of Health and Social Sciences

"Doing It For Ourselves: Increasing Health Literacy/Self-Efficacy of Older Sexual Minority Women"
 

Sandra Fitzgerald
Counseling, College of Health and Social Sciences
"Mental health recovery process in employment"
 

David Gard
Psychology, College of Science and Engineering
"Pleasure and Effort in Schizophrenia: Feasibility and Collection of Pilot Data for a NIMH Grant Submission"
 

Gretchen George
Consumer and Family Studies/ Dietetics, College of Health and Social Sciences
"Individual feedback during summer camp promotes health-change in overweight low socio-economic youth"
 

Kate Hamel
Kinesiology, College of Health and Social Sciences
"The effects Alexander Technique experience on fall risk, balance and mobility impairments in older adults"
 

Foo Nin Ho, PI
Marketing, College of Business

  • Deanna Wang, Collaborator
    Marketing, College of Business
  • Chin-wei Huang, Collaborator
    Kainan University, Taiwan

"Healthcare Marketing:  Linking Patient Satisfaction to Hospital Comparative Performance"
 

Sarah Holley
Psychology, College of Science and Engineering
"The Physiological Correlates of the Demand-Withdraw Pattern during Relationship Conflict"
 

Tara Lockhart
English Language and Literature, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
 “Using Everything I’ve Learned – Writing Transfer, Agency, and Growth in College and Beyond"
 

Zahira Merchant
Equity Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies, Graduate College of Education
"Using a design-based approach to harness the power of educational computer games in preparing middle grade teachers to teach computer programming:  A mixed-method case study"
 

Philip Prinz
Special Education, Graduate College of Education
"Identification of Cultural and Linguistic Factors Essential to Language/Literacy Instruction and Development in D/deaf  Middle and High School Students"
 

Johnny Symons, PI
Documentary Program, Cinema,College of Liberal and Creative Arts

  • S. Leo Chiang, Collaborator
    University of California/Santa Cruz
  • Andrew Reynolds, Collaborator
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Out Run Documentary"
 

Andrei Tsygankov
International Relations, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
"The Discourse of Civilization in Russia's Foreign Policy"
 

Maika Watanabe, PI
Secondary Education, Graduate College of Education

  • Judith Kysh, Collaborator
    Secondary Education, Graduate College of Education
  • Jim Ryan, Collaborator
    San Francisco Unified School District

"Changing to the Common Core: Research on teaching practices and math achievement in heterogeneous classrooms"
 

Cynthia Wilczak
Anthropology, College of Liberal and Creative Arts
"Clinical and Biomedical Perspectives on the Paleopathology of Bone Formation"
 

Betty Yu
Special Education, Graduate College of Education
"Heritage language maintenance and bilingualism in children with autism spectrum disorders"