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Research & Engagement Academy

2011 Faculty Scholars

Research and Engagement Academy Faculty Scholars
Inaugural Class of 2011



Standing (left to right): Dain LaRoche, Catherine Violette, Dennis Britton, Jingfeng Xiao, Michael Gass, Svetlana Peshkova, Tim Fukawa-Connelly, Nelson Barber, Marybeth Mattingly, Cord Whitaker, Alynna Lyon, Yannis Korkolis, Peter Bloser and Barbara White.
Seated (left to right): Feixia Chu, André Brito, Delia Konzett, Michael Jonas, Patti Craig, and Joanne Samuels. Not pictured: Rebecca Glauber.

The University of New Hampshire’s Research and Engagement Academy is designed to enhance faculty members’ scholarly careers by strengthening the quality and quantity of proposals submitted to external funders and to increase the diversity of faculty who are awarded grant funding. Tenure-track, research, and extension faculty who exhibit promise are nominated to the Research and Engagement Academy by their dean or director. As a result of a competitive application review process, conducted by a team of UNH faculty from the faculty advisory panel of the New Ventures Fund Advisory Board, faculty scholars are selected from those who applied. Participation in the Academy is representative of all UNH Colleges and Schools, UNH-Manchester, UNH Cooperative Extension, the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and the Carsey Institute.

The Research and Engagement Academy: Advancing Scholarship and Partnerships through External Funding Opportunities



Nelson Barber
Associate Professor
Department of Hospitality Management
Whittemore School of Business and Economics

Peter Bloser
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physics/Space Science Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)

André Brito
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Dairy Organic Management
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Dennis Britton
Assistant Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Feixia Chu
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Patricia Craig
Assistant Professor
Department of Recreation Management and Policy
College of Health and Human Services

Timothy Fukawa-Connelly
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Michael Gass
Professor
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

Rebecca Glauber
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts

Michael Jonas
Assistant Professor
Division of Science and Technology
Computer Information Systems, UNH-Manchester

Delia Konzett
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Women’s Studies
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Yannis Korkolis
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dain LaRoche
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

Alynna Lyon
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

Marybeth Mattingly
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
Director of Research on Vulnerable Families
The Carsey Institute

Svetlana Peshkova
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

Joanne Samuels
Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services

Catherine Violette
Extension Professor and Extension Specialist
Food and Nutrition
Cooperative Extension/Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Cord Whitaker
Assistant Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Barbara White
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
Faculty Director of Discovery Program

Jingfeng Xiao
Research Assistant Professor
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space