Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2008-2009
Grants

David Bachman (Mathematics)
Professor Bachman received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to support his research project, "Topologically Minimal Surfaces in 3-Manifolds." $132,000. 2009-2012.

Sumangala Bhattacharya (English and World Literature)
Professor Bhattacharya received a grant to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, "Adaptation and Revision: The Example of Great Expectations." $3,000. 2009.

Stacy Brown (Mathematics)
Professor Brown was the project director for a four-year grant from the California Postsecondary Education Commission Improving Teacher Quality Grants Program. $935,000. 2009.

José Calderón (Sociology, Chicano/a Studies)
Professor Calderon received a second renewal of a Glikbarg Foundation grant to advance development of student partnerships with day laborers. $5,000. 2009.

Mary Hatcher-Skeers (Chemistry)
Professor Hatcher-Skeers was the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation Instrumentation Grant for acquisition of a 500 MHz NMR spectrometer. Co-principals include Thomas Poon, Anna Wenzel, Burke Scott Williams and Andrew Zanella (chemistry). $483,521. 2009.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
Professor Lerner received a City of Los Angeles Fellowship from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to support his documentary. $10,000. 2009.

Tracy Biga MacLean (Media Studies)
Professor Biga Maclean received a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to support theatrical motion picture production internships. $5,000. 2009.

Adrian Pantoja (Political Studies, Chicano/a Studies)
Professor Pantoja received a Blais Challenge Fund Grant to support "Assessing the Hispanic Threat Hypothesis: A Comparison of Anglo and Hispanic Core Democratic Values." With Jennifer Merolla. $20,000. 2009.