The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce that five Georgia State University faculty have been awarded the Provost’s Faculty Research Fellowship to support their pursuit of prestigious external funding or honors during the 2018-19 academic year:
Department of Political Science
Dr. Bolsen will complete a proposal for the National Science Foundation’s Decision, Risk and Management grant program. Bolsen’s research will explore how individuals form opinions about climate change and the effectiveness of different communication strategies for shifting the public’s risk perceptions and mobilizing engagement with these issues. In particular, he will examine how visual and textual frames highlighting local impacts of climate change relate to individuals’ beliefs about the existence of climate change, their perceptions of its risks, and their willingness to support individual or government actions to address the problem.
Leigh Anne Liu
Institute of International Business
Dr. Liu will complete a competitive application for the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Competence in affiliation with the University of Sydney. Liu’s proposed research will help build capacity in cultural competence through collaborative projects focusing on intercultural competence measurement and development, the dynamics of global identity and cultural adaption at individual and organizational levels, and the role of cultural competence in intercultural collaborations.
Department of Political Science
Dr. McCoy will complete a grant proposal for the National Science Foundation’s Political Science Program. McCoy’s research will identify individual and community interventions to mitigate the negative consequences of severe political polarization for democracy. She will test hypotheses drawn from social, moral, and political psychology about in-group/out-group formation and determine the effectiveness of interventions in mitigating the consequences of out-group antipathy and prejudice that are typical of several political and societal polarization.
Department of History
Dr. McMillian will complete fellowship proposals to support research for his book Welcome to Fear City: Crime, Policing, Corruption, and the Making of Modern New York. McMillian’s research explores the consequences of pervasive crime in New York City and how new policing strategies reduced predatory crime and disorder. Among the fellowships he will pursue are the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
Professor West will complete a competitive application for the Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This fellowship program recognizes midcareer faculty who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. West’s proposed creative work will extend her past figurative installations by going beyond the white-cube gallery and transforming the entire interior of an existing house into an immersive installation.
To learn more about the application process for this program, please visit Provost’s Faculty Research Fellowships.