Mizzou Alumni Association names Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant awardees

seven faculty headshots

Top row: Ashley Givens, Pei Liu, Yerina Ranjit and Jessica Rodgrigues
Bottom row: Kangwon Seo, LeeAnne Sherwin and Weijie Wang

June 2, 2021

The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) recently awarded seven University of Missouri faculty members the Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant. Since its launch in 1994, the MAA has provided start-up funds of about $700,000 to more than 300 junior faculty members for the initiation of research or professional development projects.

This year’s winners are:
  • Ashley Givens, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the School of Health Professions
    Title of proposal: Improving the mother-child bond: Exploration of a journaling program for incarcerated women
  • Pei Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Hospitality Management at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    Title of proposal: Helping Minority Community: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training Barriers among Hmong Farmers in the U.S.
  • Yerina Ranjit, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the College of Arts and Science
    Title of proposal: Experimental Study Using Virtual Reality to Understand the Effects of Collective Norm and Inconsistent Messaging Among Young Adults
  • Jessica Rodrigues, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the College of Education
    Title of proposal: Elementary Students’ Awareness of STEM Careers and Beliefs about Mathematics
  • Kangwon Seo, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the College of Engineering
    Title of proposal: Developing the automated system to extract nurses’ EMR usage profiles using R Shiny
  • LeeAnne Sherwin, assistant professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing
    Title of proposal: Developing and testing social support targeted messages to enhance medication adherence
  • Weijie Wang, assistant professor in the Harry S Truman School of Government and Public Affairs at the College of Arts and Science
    Title of proposal: How does Missouri’s merit system reform affect state employees?

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