Dean’s Office Awards $143,000 in Research Incentive Awards
Both the faculty and the students of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs recently benefited from a special source of research funding. This fall, Dean Lorene Stone set aside a general fund of $200,000 for a special one-time research incentive award competition. Proposals were solicited for projects designed to enhance programs or areas of study represented by all of the disciplines in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and that complement the university mission in public affairs. More than 30 faculty joint and individual proposals were submitted for a wide variety of projects ranging from requests to host international conferences, to other funds solicited in order to aid in matching other requested grant funds. The review committee recommended awards totaling approximately $143,000 for 27 projects including innovative research projects, and other proposals that enhanced departmental teaching and learning goals and assessment of college programs. Several other grants were awarded to fund both faculty and student researchers to attend conferences and field trips which enhanced the educational outcome of CHPA courses. The remaining $57,000 will again be set aside for a second round of research incentive awards this coming January.
CHBE Approves Anthropology Department’s New Master of Science Program in Applied Anthropology to Begin Next Fall
The newly approved M.S. degree in Applied Anthropology offers postgraduate training in the application of anthropological skills and knowledge to the needs and problems of society today. The degree is intended to be a terminal, practice degree, although it will also be helpful preparation for a Ph.D. program. The program will emphasize the cultivation of professional skills such as quantitative analysis, computer applications, technical writing, and public speaking. There are many facets to applied anthropology, but the current focus of this program will be the study and preservation of cultural heritage through archaeology and ethnography.
New CHPA Dean’s Fellow for Research appointed for 2007-2008
Dean Stone is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Gartin (CRM) has been appointed as the CHPA Dean’s Fellow in Research for 2007-2008. Pat will serve as the College’s research coordinator, as well as assist faculty members in external grant-writing. Patrick R. Gartin received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 1992. Dr. Gartin joined the faculty of Missouri State University in 2007, and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. His research interests lie in criminal justice policy and program evaluation, primarily in the areas of law enforcement and drug abuse. Prior to his academic appointment at Missouri State University, Dr. Gartin held faculty positions at the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has also served as a sworn Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and most recently held a senior-level position in the U.S. Department of Justice as the Chief of Statistical Services with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.