Previous Awardees

2019/2020

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio, Educational Studies, How do stem teacher candidates and their mentors define high- quality mentorship?
  • Dr. Tennille Allen, Department of Sociology and Dr. Jung Kim, Department of Foundations, Leadership and Literacy, Investigating Inequity in Oak Park
  • Dr. Michael McFerron, Department of Music, Electroacoustic Music Composition: Infinity Sequence Exploration A Creative Research Project
  • Dr. Jackie White, Department of English and Dr. Simone Muench, Department of English, Chapbook Manuscript: Solve for X

Lewis University Caterpillar Scholars

  • Mr. Jacob Reed, Department of Aviation, Interoperability between manned and unmanned systems operating in marine and aerial environments for the purposes of search and rescue

2018/2019

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Jackie White, Department of English, Eurynome in Exile
  • Dr. Simone Muench , Department of English, Restructuring the Glosa, a poetic form of the early Renaissance

Lewis University Caterpillar Scholars

  • Dr. Amanda Harsy, Department of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Modeling DNA Self-Assembly Through Graph Theory

2017-18

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Simone Muench, Department of English - I Got You Babe: An Anthology of Collaborative Writing
  • Dr. Laura Quaynor, Division of Foundations, Leadership and Literacy - Critical Experience in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation for Multilingual Learners: A Comparative Study
  • Dr. Jamil Mustafa, Department of English - Mapping Masculine Desire in Teleny

Lewis University Caterpillar Scholars

  • Dr. Daniel Kissel, Department of Chemistry - Metal Organic Framework Nanocomposite Materials for Waste Water Remediation

2016-17

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Simone Muench, Department of English - "Suture"
  • Dr. Jackie K. White, Department of English - "The Eternal Eve and Insufferable Adam"

2015-16

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Jerry H. Kavouras, Department of Biology – “Changing Patterns in Attachment as Dreissena Populations Mix”
  • Dr. Dawn S. Walts, Department of English – “The Monk’s Chilyndre and the Merchant’s Reckoning in Chaucer’s The Shipman’s Tale”
Lewis University Caterpillar Scholars

  • Dr. Marne Bailey and Jeannette Pifer, Department of Biology – “Using Technology to Facilitate Integration of Authentic Research into the Undergraduate Microbiology Laboratory Environment”

2014-15

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Dennis Cremin, Department of History – “Christian Place, Faith, and Meaning: The Seven Essential Constantinian Churches”
  • Dr. Jung Kim, Graduate Program of Reading and Literacy – “An Exploration of Trends in the Recruitment and Retention of Teachers of Color”
  • Dr. Pramod Mishra, Department of English – “Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in V.S. Naipaul and Rudyard Kipling”
  • Dr. Simone Muench, Department of English – “Love, Loss and Lamentation: Elegy as Personal and Public Inquiry”
  • Dr. Tracey Nicholls, Department of Philosophy – “Coming to VOICES: Building a Student-Driven Movement Against Sexual Assault”
  • Dr. Mark Schultz, Department of History – “Breaking New Ground; The History of African American Farmers Since the Civil War”

Lewis University Caterpillar Scholar

  • Dr. Ryan Hooper, Department of Physics – “A ‘Dark-Box’ for Lewis University’s Production of Very Light Sensitive Devices”

2013-14

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Thomas Bristow, Department of Psychology - "The Relationship Between Movement and Memory: The Effect of Finger Pointing on Improving Memory for Location"
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, Department of Philosophy - "An Ethical Investigation Into the Benefits of Ecotourism"
  • Dr. Sheila M. Kennedy, Department of English - "On Teaching Writing and Mindfulness: Connections and Best Practices"
  • Dr. Jamil Mustafa, Department of English - "Haunting 'The Harlot's House'"
  • Dr. Dawn S. Walts, Department of English - "Women's Time: The Shewings of Julian of Norwich and The Book of Margery Kempe"

Lewis University Caterpillar Scholar

  • Dr. Jerry H. Kavouras, Department of Biology - Dreissenid Recruitment in Milwaukee Harbor - Ten Years Later"

2012-13

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Simone Muench, Department of English - "A Heroic Crown of Sonnets: The Collaborative Act from Writing to Publishing to Teaching"
  • Dr. Jackie White, Department of English - "Something Worth Saying: Essays on Caribbean Women Writers, 1981-1997"
  • Dr. Nancy Workman, Department of English - "I Wished to Tell the Whole Truth: Sexual Contagion in 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'"

2011-12

Lewis University Faculty Scholars

  • Dr. Karen Trimble-Alliaume, Department of Theology - "Who Do We Say We Are? Catholic Feminist Theology and Critical Methodologies"
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, Department of Philosophy - "The Ethical Dimensions of Regulatory Capture"
  • Dr. Seung Kim, College of Education and Social Sciences - "Comparison of Pedagogical Effectiveness of Using Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 Technologies for Learning 21st Century Skill in Global Learning Communities"
  • Dr. Lynn Tovar and Dr. Tracey Nicholls, Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety and Department of Philosophy - "Portrait of Relationship Dysfunction: Impact of Technology on Domestic Abuse"
  • Dr. Ray Klump, Department of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences - "Protecting the Cyber Security of the Electrical Smart Grid through Real-Time Coordination"

Lewis University Caterpillar Scholar

  • Dr. Jason Keleher, Department of Chemistry - "Design and Characterization of Nanocomposites for Applications in 'Artificial' Photosynthesis"

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