Grant Recipients

Internal Grant Recipients 2008-2009

Please find below the faculty and staff who received Goshen College Grants from the Mininger Center for Teaching and Learning or the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning. All grant applications were reviewed by the Faculty Development Committee. For more information about internal grant opportunities please go to GC Grants and Fellowships.

Mininger Center Awards – Faculty Scholarship

Faculty Member Topic of Study/Research
John Blosser Fine Arts Work Center
Paul Keim Modern Arabic: Reinvigoration of Conversational Competence
Michelle Milne Goat Island Summer School
Dan Smith Tyrosinase related Protein 1: A Candidate for a Sex-Linked Color in Homing Pigeons
Brenda Srof Development of New Course: Healthcare Ethics and Concepts of Social Justice in Nursing
Duane Stoltzfus Martyrs of the Faith: A Study of Hutterite Draftees During WWI

Mininger Center Awards – Conference/Continuing Education

Faculty Member Conference or Educational Experience
Jessica Baldanzi Indiana University Writer’s Conference
Ann Hostetler Toni Morrison Society 5th Biennial Conference
David Housman Games 2008: Third World Congress of the Game Theory Society
Ron Johnson Creating Course Modules Based upon Apple’s Software Certification
Keith Graber Miller Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting
Patricia Oakely Viewpoints Grand Reunion
Carolyn Schrock-Shenk Social Justice Mediation Institute

Mininger Center Awards – Publication Support

Faculty Member Publication
Rafael Falcon Mi Gente: In Search of the Hispanic Soul

Mininger Center Awards – Terminal Degree Completion

Faculty Member Degree Being Sought
Beverly Lapp Ed.D. in Music
Patricia McFarlane Ph.D. in Transformative Studies
Gwen Penner Master of Fine Arts
Jason Samuel M.A. in Professional Communication
Ruth Stoltzfus Ph.D. in Nursing
Gail Weybright Ph.D. in Nursing

Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning – Summer Language or International Study

Faculty/Staff Member Summer Language or International Study Experience
Lee Roy Berry DAES Education Study Seminar to Mexico
Beth Martin Birky Spanish Language Study in Costa Rica
Megan Bonham Summer Spanish Language and Media Study
Jerrell Richer Spanish Language Study in Mexico
Deanna Risser DAES Education Study Seminar to Mexico
Floyd Saner Spanish Language Study and Intercultural Experience in Guatemala
Jennifer Stutzman DAES Education Study Seminar to Mexico
Amanda Yoder DAES Education Study Seminar to Mexico

Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning – Faculty Research Fellowships

Faculty Member Topic of Research
Jerrell Richer The Economics of Immigration in Elkhart County, Indiana
Rafael Falcon Exploring Ethnic Identity with CITL Students
Kevin Gary Teacher Interiority and Multicultural Encounters

Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning – Individual or Collaborative Intercultural Research Project

Faculty Member Topic of Research
Michelle Milne Connecting with Community through Devised Theater

Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning – Faculty Learning Community for Course-Based Projects

Faculty Member Project
Beth Martin Birky Integrating non-Western Studies in the Humanities Music/Literature Course
Paul Keim Integrating Intercultural Components into Biblical Language Courses
Beverly Lapp Integrating non-Western Studies in the Humanities Music/Literature Course
Joe Liechty Rethinking the “Religion, Conflict and Peace” Course in Intercultural Terms
Keith Graber Miller Transforming the Pedagogy and Content of Religion in America’s Colloquium
Gwen Penner Restructuring Comm/Art 375
John D. Roth Redesigning HIST 318: Anabaptist Mennonite History from the Perspective of the Global Citizen
Jody Saylor Creating Active Learning Opportunities in Microbiology
Carolyn Schrock-Shenk Increasing the Relevance of PJCS 210: Transforming Conflict and Violence to Non-Anglo Cultures
Jan Bender Shetler Incorporating Intercultural Pedagogies for Teaching “Gender in World History”

Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning – Departmental Projects

Academic Department Project
Education Increasing the Cultural Competency of Education Graduates
English Review and Assessment of English Programs that Support Student Writing