HPU recently awarded eight faculty course releases and more
than $27,000 in grants for their scholarly research projects
through the University’s Trustees’ Scholarly Endeavors Program.
Christopher Fung, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology,
for the completion of two articles on the project entitled,
“Household Archeology and the Tyranny of the Ethnographic Present.”
The articles will re-examine the relationship between archaeological
data and the reconstructions archaeologists make from data.
David Horgen, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, received
funding for his project entitled, “Chemical and Biological Characterization
of Four Novel Cyanobacterial Compounds.” His project involves
the assessment of cancer chemoprevention activities and the
anti-microbial potential of four compounds.
Laurie Leach, Ph.D., associate professor of English, received
funding for a book-length biography, Langston Hughes: Poet of
African-American Life. This biography is one in a series about
significant cultural figures aimed at lower-division college
students and college-bound high school students.
Gunter Meissner, Ph.D., associate professor of finance, for
the completion of a book, Credit Derivatives–Application, Pricing
and Risk-Management. The project will include computation of
Adele NeJame, assistant professor of English, for continued
work on and completion of individual poems and prose pieces
to be published individually first in journals, and then in
a third collection entitled, Native Hybrids and Ghosts.
Louis Primavera, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, for
the development and implementation of a nutrient film technique
in hydroponics. This technique will be used to give hydroponics
presentations to grade schools to enlighten the students on
the importance of science and how hydroponics plant growth would
meet world food shortage problems.
Mark Tjarks, instructor of English, for the publication and
production of two plays--A Very Old Mango Man and Ventriloquist.
Both plays address issues of social alienation and cultural
diversity, but from unique perspectives.
Arthur Whatley, Ph.D., professor of management, to explore
the use of critical theory to alter ethical behavior in large
organizations. This research will review the interdisciplinary
attempts to link critical theory with management and organizational