Dean of Faculty Reports September 2011

Mount Holyoke College

Grants Awarded

 September 2011



Sarah Adelman (Economics) is a Co-PI on a grant awarded by the Gates Foundation to the University of Maryland for the project “Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems”. The total award is $1.3 million; the subgrant to MHC is $38,000 over two years.

Sarah Bacon (Biological Sciences), Becky Packard (Psychology and Education) and Darby Dyar (Astronomy) have been awarded $600,000 from NSF for their five-year S-STEM project “Improving Recruitment and Retention of Community-College Transfer Students to STEM Majors at Mount Holyoke College”.  The bulk of the funding will provide financial aid to community college transfer students in the sciences.

Bettina Bergmann and Michael Davis (Art History) were awarded an $8,000 grant from the Florence Gould Foundation for research in France this summer.

Lenore Carlisle (Psychology and Education) is a Co-PI on a grant from NSF to  Five Colleges Inc. for the planning project “The Western MA Mathematics Partnership”.  The subaward to MHC is $10,900.

Jens Christiansen (Economics) has been named a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar for India.

Justin Crumbaugh (Spanish/Latin American Studies) was awarded a $6,000 NEH Summer Stipend for his project “Contemporary Spanish Portrayals of Victims of Political Violence.”

Elizabeth Meadows (English) has received an ACLS New Faculty Fellows award.

Tom Wartenberg (Philosophy) has been named a Fulbright Scholar for New Zealand.

Craig Woodard and Martha Hoopes (Biological Sciences) were awarded $184,468 from NSF for the project ”Collaborative Research: Four College Biomath Consortium,” which will also include Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith colleges.  

Institutional Grants:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded President Pasquerella a $100,000 New President’s Discretionary Grant.

Newman’s Own Foundation has awarded President Pasquerella $32,000 to support the Mount Holyoke team’s work on the Kenya Water Project this past summer.