Mount Union College Faculty Awarded STAR Grants

April 15, 2010

Mount Union College faculty members Dr. Hamako Furuhata, Dr. Judy Jones-Walker and Dr. Ken Lodewyk have been recognized as Sponsored Travel and Research (STAR) grant recipients.

Given each spring by the Mount Union College office of academic affairs, the STAR grants are presented to faculty members who submit proposals for projects or research seen by a review panel as innovative, creative and helpful to the development of the individual faculty members.
Furuhata, associate professor of Japanese, received a grant for her research in "The Analyses of Discourse Marker in Oral Interview of Japanese in Second Language Learners." A faculty member at Mount Union since 2001, she received a bachelor's degree from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Japan, a master's degree from Western Michigan University and doctoral degree from the University of Idaho.
Jones-Walker, associate professor of psychology, received a grant for her research in "Incorporating an eJournaling Component in the Psychology Senior Culminating Experience: An Examination of Contributions to Individual and Group Development." A faculty member at Mount Union since 1998, she received her bachelor's and master's
degrees from Cornell University, an education specialist degree from the University of South Carolina and a doctoral degree from the University of Miami.
Lodewyk, director of physical education and assistant professor of human performance and sport management, received a grant for his research in "Investigating Students' Motivation and Epistemological Beliefs in Physical Education." A faculty member at Mount Union since 2002, he received a bachelor's degree from Calvin College, a master's degree from the University of British Columbia and a doctoral degree from Simon Fresen University.

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