2015 PESCA Funded Projects

Development of the Read2Me Intervention Software for Improving the Reading Skills of At-Risk Learners, Dr. Nathan H. Clemens, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, $9,987.

Small Seeds of Culture in Solovki: Theater in Russia's First Concentration Camp, Dr. Olga M. Cooke, Department of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts, $10,000.

Validation of a Face-to-Face Instrument to Measure Medication Literacy, Dr. Charles Douglas, et al., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rangel College of Pharmacy, $24,737.

  • Co-PI’s
    • Dr. Sandra Acosta, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Carmen D. Tekwe, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center


Creating Next Generation Cultural Data: The Digital Black Bibliographic Project (DiBB),
Dr. Amy E. Earhart, et al., Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, $25,000.

  • Co-PI’s
    • Ms. Rebecca L. Hankins, Texas A&M University Libraries
    • Dr. Maura C. Ives, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
    • Ms. Sarah E. H. Potvin, Texas A&M University Libraries


Treating HIV infection in Children: Parents' Decisions to Initiate, Delay, Refuse or Discontinue Drug Therapy, Dr. Patricia Goodson, Department of Health & Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, $10,000.

When the Medium is the Message: Information, Accountability and Trust in an African Democracy,
Dr. Jessica Gottlieb, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, $9,989.50

Ethnoprimatological Study in Sulawesi Indonesia, Dr. Sharon L. Gursky, Department of  Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, $10,000.

Transnationalizing U.S.-Mexican Border Violence: Women, Anti-Lynching Campaigns, and the Case of Gregorio Cortez, 1900-1920, Dr. Sonia Hernandez, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, $9,932.

Renaissance Virgilian Commentaries, Dr. Craig W. Kallendorf, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, $9,999.

The Impact of Bilingual Experience on the Literacy Development of At-Risk Readers, Dr. Li-Jen Kuo, et al., Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development, $25,000.

  • Co-PI’s
    • Dr. Erin M. McTigue, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, College of Education and Human Development
    • Dr. Maria I. Moyna, Department of Hispanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts


Gender Discrimination in Hiring for STEM Graduates, Dr. Joanna Lahey, et al., The Bush School of Government and Public Service, $18,000.

  • Co-PI
    • Dr. Gerianne M. Alexander, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts


Nox2 Regulation in the Diaphragm Muscle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Dr. John M. Lawler, et al., Department of Health & Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, $25,000.

  • Co-PI’s
    • Dr. Joe N. Kornegay, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • Dr. Weston W. Porter, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    • Dr. J. Timothy Lightfoot, Department of Health & Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development


Educational Climates and Withdrawal for Female Graduate Students in STEM: A Test of Mediators and Moderators, Dr. Kathi Miner, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, $17,700.14.

  • Co-PI
    • Dr. Jia Wang, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Development


Neighborhood Effects on Negative Self-Feelings: The Role of Spatial Dynamics, Dr. Heili Pals, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts, $10,000.

Archaeological Investigations at Visne Angar, an Abandoned Iron Age Settlement in Gotland, Sweden, Dr. Frederic B. Pearl, Department of General Academics, Texas A&M University at Galveston, $10,000.

Computer/Video Games, Hemodynamics, and ADHD, Dr. Cynthia A. Riccio, et al., Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, $17,953.

  • Co-PI
    • Dr. Ranjana K. Mehta, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center


Liberation Stories: Soldiers, Prisoners, and the Last Days of World War II in Europe,
Dr. Adam R. Seipp, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, $10,000.

The Insular Cases and the Legal Underpinnings of American Empire, Dr. Katherine R. Unterman, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, $10,000.

Building a Bio-Behavioral Lab for Research and Education in Human Development and Learning,
Dr. Steven Woltering, et al., Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, $25,000.

  • Co-Pi’s
    • Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering
    • Dr. Susan Pedersen, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development