Sabbaticals Awarded from Fall 2004 through Spring 2017

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17

David Ambuel, Professor of Philosophy
Project: Bodhisattva Socrates.  (Fall 2016)

Medhi Aminrazavi, Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Project: An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia: From Pahlavi Dynasty to the Present.  (Fall 2016)

Antonio Barrenechea , Associate Professor of English
Project: Cinema of Cruelty: Coffin Joe in the Mouth of Garbage.  (Academic Year 2016-17)

Dawn Bowen, Professor of Geography
Project: Heritage Tourism, Resettlement, Land and Life, and Exploration.  (Academic Year 2016-17)

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics
Project: Exponentially Harmonic Maps Between Riemannian Manifolds.  (Fall 2016)

Teresa Coffman, Professor of Education
Project:  Deeper Learning Approaches: Shifting Pedagogy to Student-Centered Learning with Immersive Activities.  (Fall 2016)

Brooke Di Lauro, Associate Professor of French
Project:  “Les mortz qu’en moy tu renovelles”: Eros & Thanatos in Maurice Scève’s Délie.  (Spring 2017)

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science
Project: White House Media Management for President 45: Lessons From Recent Presidencies.  (Spring 2017)

W. Shawn Humphrey, Associate Professor of Economics
Project:   Tribal Teaching: Rewild Your Students and Rewild Yourself  (Spring 2017)

Benjamin LaBreche, Associate Professor of English
Project:  Beyond the Sovereign Voice: Problems of Liberty in Milton’s England and Modern Liberalism.  (Academic Year 2016-17)

Christine McBride, Professor of Psychology
Project:  Stress and Eating Behavior: Bringing the Data to Full Fruition.   (Spring 2017)

Chad Murphy, Associate Professor of Political Science
Project: Help Out the Vote: Field Experiments on Encouraging Low Likelihood Voters to Participate in Democracy.  (Spring 2017)

Marcel Rotter, Professor of German
Project:  Communication Strategies in U.S. Government-sponsored Propaganda towards German-Americans in World War II.  (Fall 2016)

Awarded in November 2015 but deferred until Academic Year 2017-18

Joseph Romero, Professor of Classics
Project: Homer’s City: Literature and the Philosophers in Hellenistic Poetry.  (Spring 2018)

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16

Janet AsperAssociate Professor of Chemistry
Project: Development of a Superabsorbent Polymer for Oil at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.  (Academic Year 2015-16)

Yuan-Jen Chiang, Professor of Mathematics
Project: Exponentially Harmonic Maps Between Riemannian Manifolds.  (Fall 2016)

Jason Davidson, Professor of Political Science
Project: America Entangled: Explaining U.S. Alliances, 1776-2016.  (Academic Year 2015-16)

Julius Esunge, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Project:  Predictive Modeling in Actuarial Science.  (Spring 2016)

Surupa Gupta,Associate Professor of Political Science
Project: Will Markets Work for Small farmers: The Role of Institutions, Policies, and Farmer/Producer Companies in Transforming Agricultural markets in India.  (Academic Year 2015-16)

Larry Lehman, Professor of Mathematics
Project:  Quadratic Number Theory: An Innovative Approach.  (Fall 2016)

Miriam Liss, Professor of Psychology
Project:  A Textbook for the Psychology of Women.  (Spring 2016)

Melina Patterson, Associate Professor of Geography
Project: Race and Nature in a Southern City: Parks and Neighborhood Change in Richmond, VA.  (Academic Year 2015-16)

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English
Project:   Beyond the Wall: One Soldier’s Story  (Fall 2015)

Warren Rochelle, Professor of English
Project:  Happily Ever After and Other Stories: Gay Retellings of Traditional Fairy Tales, a Creative Project.   (Spring 2016)

Debra Schleef, Professor of Sociology
Project: What is “Intentional” about Intentional Communities? Exploring Vocabularies of Motive among Commune Residents in the U.S. and Germany.  (Spring 2016)

Debra Steckler, Associate Professor of Psychology
Project:   The Changing Aspects of Emerging Adulthood in Culture and Society.  (Fall 2015)

Melanie Szulczewski, Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Project:  Understanding Regional Environmental Issues in a Global Context, Focusing on Forest Ecosystem Restoration of Former Mining Sites.  (Spring 2016)

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015

Dianne Baker, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Project: Spatiotemporal mapping of kisspeptin system gene expression during early development in the model teleost, medaka (Oryzias latipes).  (Spring 2015)

Ana Chichester, Professor of Spanish
Project: Print Media and Political Bias: The Portrayal of Gender and Race in Cuban Anti-Independence Newspapers.  (Spring 2015)

Chris Foss, Professor of English
Project:  “He is so ugly that he might have made the King smile”: Deformity and Oscar Wilde’s “The Birthday of the Infanta”.  (Spring 2015)

Steven Harris, Associate Professor of History
Project:  Aeroflot and PanAm: Mobility and Modernity in the Cold War and Beyond.  (Fall 2014)

Elizabeth Larus, Professor of Political Science
Project:  US Reengagement in the Western Pacific: Implications for Security in the Asia-Pacific.  (Academic Year 2014-15)

Leo Lee, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Project: Interdisciplinary Research and Writing in Mathematics.  (Fall 2014)

Emile Lester, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Project:   Liberalism and Leadership: What Qualifies As a Successful Liberal Presidency?  (Academic Year 2014-15)

Leslie Martin, Associate Professor of Sociology
Project:  Constructing the Neighborhood School: Gentrification, Parents and Schools.  (Fall 2014)

Mary Beth Mathews, Associate Professor of History
Project:  “Every Grace that Brings You Nigh”: African Americans, White Fundamentalists, and the Challenges of Modernity.   (Fall 2014)

Gary Richards, Associate Professor of English
Project:   A Queer Quarter: Literary Imaginings of Gay New Orleans.  (Academic Year 2014-15)

Debra Schleef, Professor of Sociology
Project: What is “Intentional” about Intentional Communities? Exploring Vocabularies of Motive among Commune Residents in the U.S. and Germany.  (Spring 2015)

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

Robert R. Barr, Associate Professor of Political Science
Project: Populism and Democracy in Latin America.  (Academic Year 2013-14)

Rosalyn Cooperman, Associate Professor of Political Science
Project: The Elephant in the Room: Conservative Women’s Groups and Republican Women Candidate.  (Fall 2013)

Paul Fallon, Associate Professor of Linguistics
Project:  The Encyclopedia of Phonological Distinctive Features.  (Spring 2013)

Dan Hubbard, Associate Professor of Accounting
Project:  Accounting Problems Workbook and Visual Rhetoric in Corporate Annual Reports.  (Fall 2013)

Teresa A. Kennedy, Professor of English
Project: Boccaccio and the Making of the Modern Reader.  (Fall 2013)

Christopher Kilmartin, Professor of Psychology
Project: Completion of Several Professional Writing Projects.  (Academic Year 2013-14)

Jeremy Larochelle, Associate Professor of Spanish
Project: Towards an Ecological Poetics: Sustainability, Urban Ecology and Environmental Justice in Contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latina/o Literature.  (Spring 2014)

Maya Mathur, Associate Professor of English
Project:  Withholding Wealth, Extending Charity: Practicing Hospitality in Arden of Faversham.  (Spring 2014)

Krystyn Moon, Associate Professor of History
Project:  Book manuscript — The Emergence of Legal Entry to the United States and its Impact on the Body Politic, 1880’s – 1930’s.   (Academic Year 2013-14)

Mara Scanlon, Professor of English
Project:   Digital Modernism: The Artifact, The Poetess, and The Modernist Journals Project.  (Spring 2014)

Holly Schiffrin, Associate Professor of Psychology
Project:  Parental Involvement: Translating Research Into Practice.  (Fall 2013)

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

Nabil Al-Tikriti, Associate Professor of History
Project: Complete final chapters of monograph on the Ottoman empire and submit final draft for publication.
Spring 2013 with full salary and full benefits

David Cain, Distinguished Professor of Religion
Project: Complete a collection of essays on Kierkegaard.
Fall 2012 with full salary and full benefits

Mindy Erchull, Associate Professor of Psychology
Project: Analyze collected data, prepare to present project and results for publication on objectification among young women.
Fall 2012 with full salary and full benefits

Eric Gable, Professor of Anthropology
Project:  Complete book on the archeology of art.
Spring 2013 with full salary and full benefits

James Gaines, Professor of French
Project: Complete series of articles on 18th century literature.
Spring 2013 with full salary and full benefits

Stephen Hanna, Professor of Geography
Project:  Consolidate research and submit book for publication on heritage tourism in Fredericksburg.
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 with half salary and full benefits

Bruce O’Brien
Project: To complete book draft for a series on modern England.
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 with half salary and full benefits

Jennifer Polack-Wahl, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Project: Complete final testing of iTouch to be used in elementary education.
Spring 2013 with full salary and full benefits

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012

Susan R. Fernsebner (HIST)
Spring 2012 with full salary and full benefits

Leonard R. Koos (MDFL)
Fall 2011 with full salary and full benefits

Eric G. Lorentzen (ENLC)
Spring 2012 with full salary and full benefits

Marie E. McAllister (ENLC)
Spring 2012 with full salary and full benefits

Angela L. Pitts (CLPR)
Fall 2011 with full salary and full benefits

Allyson M. Poska (HIST)
Fall 2011 with full salary and full benefits

Douglas W. Sanford (HISP)
Fall 2011 with full salary and full benefits

Federico Schneider (MDFL)
Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 with half salary and full benefits

Charles M. Sharpless (CHEM)
Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 with half salary and full benefits

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011

Janusz Konieczny (MATH)
Spring 2011 with full salary and full benefits

Kristin L. Marsh (SOAN)
Spring 2011 with full salary and full benefits

Keith E. Mellinger (MATH)
Fall 2010 with full salary and full benefits

Marjorie A. Och (ARTD)
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 with half salary and full benefits

Scott M. Powers (MDFL)
Fall 2010 with full salary and full benefits

Mary B. Rigsby (ENLC)
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 with half salary and full benefits

Farhang Rouhani (GEOG)
Spring 2011 with full salary and benefits

Gregg Stull (THDN)
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 with full salary and benefits

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010

Mehdi Aminrazavi (CLPR)
Fall 2009 with full salary and full benefits

Carole A. Garmon (ARTD)
Spring 2010 with full salary and full benefits

James E. Goehring (CLPR)
Spring 2010 with full salary and full benefits

Steven A. Greenlaw (ECON)
Fall 2009 with full salary and full benefits

John M. Kramer (PSIA)
Fall 2009 with full salary and full benefits

P. Anand Rao (ENLC)
Spring 2010 with full salary and full benefits

Suzanne Sumner (MATH)
Fall 2009 with full salary and benefits

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-2009

David K. Ambuel (CLPR)
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 with half salary and full benefits

Dawn S. Bowen (GEOG)
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 with half salary and full benefits

Yuan-Jen Chiang (MATH)
Fall 2008 with full salary and full benefits

Jason W. Davidson (PSCI)
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 with half salary and full benefits

Christofer C. Foss (ENLS)
Fall 2008 with full salary and full benefits

Elizabeth F. Lewis (MDFL)
Spring 2009 with full salary and full benefits

Miriam N. Liss (PSYC)
Spring 2009 with full salary and full benefits

Susan C. Matts (PHYS)
Spring 2009 with full salary and full benefits

Margaret A. Ray (ECON)
Fall 2008 with full salary and full benefits

Stephen H. Watkins (ENLS)
Spring 2009 with full salary and full benefits

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008

Ana G. Chichester (MDFL)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

Claudine L. Ferrell (HIST):  Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits (will only do essential BLS tasks while on sabbat; see 2/8/07 e-mail).

Julie A. Hodge (THDN)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

Debra L. Hydorn (MATH)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

Kathryn E. Loesser-Casey (BIOL)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

Timothy M. O’Donnell (ENLS)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits (did not take awarded sabbat in 06-07).

Judith A. Parker (ENLS)
Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 with half salary and full benefits.

Warren G. Rochelle (ENLS)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

Joseph M. Romero (CLPR)
Fall 2007 with full salary and full benefits.

Debra J. Schleef (SOAN)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

Craig R. Vasey (CLPR)
Spring 2008 with full salary and full benefits.

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2006-2007

Wendy Atwell-Vasey (EDUC)
Spring 2007 with full salary and full benefits.

Tracy B. Citeroni (SOAN)
Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 with half salary and full benefits.

Manning Gary Collier (MATH)
Spring 2007 with full salary and full benefits.

Joella C. Killian (BIOL)
Spring 2007 with full salary and full benefits.

Christopher T. Kilmartin (PSYC)
Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 with half salary and full benefits.

David W. Kolar (PSYC)
Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 with half salary and full benefits.

Timothy M. O’Donnell (ENLS)
Spring 2007 with full salary and full benefits (deferred until Spring 2008)

Mara N. Scanlon (ENLS)
Spring 2007 with full salary and full benefits.

Marie A. Wellington (MDFL)
Spring 2007 with full salary and full benefits.

Marsha F. Zaidman (CPSC)
Fall 2006 with full salary and full benefits.

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2005-2006

Claudia Emerson (ENGL)
Spring 2006 with full salary and full benefits.

E. Eric Gable (SOAN)
Fall 2005 with full salary and full benefits.

James F. Gaines (MFL)
Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 with half salary and full benefits.

Steve R. Hampton (PSYC)
Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 with half salary and full benefits.

Stephen P. Hanna (GEOG)
Spring 2006 with full salary and full benefits.

Bradley A. Hansen (ECON)
Fall 2005 with full salary and full benefits.

Margaret A. Klayton-Mi (BUAD)
Fall 2005 with full salary and full benefits.

Elizabeth F. Larus (PSCI)
Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 with half salary and full benefits.

W. Brown Morton III (HISP)
Spring 2006 with full salary and full benefits.

Deborah A. O’Dell (BIOL)
Spring 2006 with full salary and full benefits.

SABBATICALS AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2004-2005

James M. Harding (ENGL)
Fall 2004 with full salary and full benefits.

Liane R. Houghtalin (CPR)
Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 with half salary and full benefits.

Marie E. McAllister (ENGL)
Spring 2005 with full salary and full benefits.

Donald N. Rallis (GEOG)
Spring 2005 with full salary and full benefits.

Robert S. Rycroft (ECON)
Spring 2005 with full salary and full benefits.

Douglas W. Sanford (HISP)
Fall 2004 with full salary and full benefits.

Marie P. Sheckels (EDUC/MATH)
Fall 2004 with full salary and full benefits.

Kelli M. Slunt (CHEM)
Spring 2005 with full salary and full benefits.