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Information Literacy Faculty Development Grants Awarded

Spring 2014

Karin Lin-Greenberg, Assistant Professor of English
Research for Fiction Writers

Fall 2013

Sunita Goel, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Looking for a Needle in a Haystack: Teaching Students to Discover Information Using Data Mining Techniques

Timoth Lederman, Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis and Computer Science, First Year Seminar Faculty and James Nolan, Professor of Computer Science, First Year Seminar Faculty 
Information Literacy Modules for Local History--National and/or Worldwide Impact Sections of First Year Seminar

Adam Nguyen, Associate Professor of Marketing
Guided Literature Search to Support Research Projects in Sports Marketing

Rebecca Taylor, Assistant Professor of Creative Arts (Journalism)
Incorporating Information Literacy Skills in the Broadcast Curriculum: Teaching Digital Journalism Students the Importance of Attribution and Research Strategy

Keith Wilhite, Assistant Professor of English.
Literature, the Law, and Equality: Developing a Social Justice Literacy

Spring 2013

Tim Cooper, Assistant Professor of History
Mapping of the Contemporary World: Using Maps to Teach Twentieth-Century World History

Scott Foster, Assistant Professor of Creative Arts
Material and Meaning: Reading Visual Art for Technical Information

Mary Beth Kolozsvary, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Increasing Ecological Literacy for Non-Science Majors through Analyzing Scholarly and Popular Articles

Katherine Meierdiercks, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Toward a Better Understanding of How the Ethics and Mechanics of Plagiarism-Prevention are Connected to the Conventions of Academic and Professional Discourse

Sudarat Musikawong, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Media Justice & Information Literacy

Fall 2012

Liz Blum, Assistant Professor of Creative Arts
Using Documentary Photography to Enhance Information Literacy

Cheryl Gowie, Professor of Education
Using the OECD/PISA Data Base to Examine Equity, Socioeconomic Status, and School Achievement in Selected Nations

Jesse Karr, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Developing a Bioinformatics Workshop: A Guided Inquiry That Incorporates Bioinformatics into the Physical Biochemistry Curriculum

Adam Nguyen, Associate Professor of Marketing
Guided Literature Search to Support Research Projects in Societal Marketing

Spring 2012

Margaret (Meg) S. Frying, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
The Digital Age Information Environment: How We Produce, Organize, Access, and Value Information in the Digital Age

Laurie Naranch, Associate Professor of Political Science
Information Literacy for Civic Literacy: Citizen Knowledge and Action Module

Lisa Nevarez, Associate Professor of English
Blogging the Undead: Information Literacy in an Honor's Seminar, "The Vampire"

James Teresco, Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Finding, Evaluating, and Using Appropriate Primary Sources for a Final Course Project in Computer Science

Fall 2011

Andrea Worthington, Professor of Biology
Guided Literature Search to Support Independent Research Projects and Data Analysis in Plant Ecology and Animal Physiology: Improving Literature Search Results

Salvatore Lombardo, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Using a Guided Inquiry Approach to Teaching American Politics

Marcela Garces, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Information Literacy for Advanced Spanish Students: Towards an Understanding of the Latino and Hispanic Community in the Capital Region

Thomas Hughes, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and
Lucas Tucker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Redesign of SciFinder Scholar Project in Accordance with New Online Client and Extension to a Two Semester Project

Spring 2011

Karen Mahar, Associate Professor History
Keeping Track:  Journaling as a Research Tool for the Undergraduate Thesis

Paul Thurston, Assistant Professor of Marketing & Management
Applying Information Literacy to Improve Source Material for Management “Toolkits”

Fall 2010 

Jami Cotler, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
How to Differentiate Accurate Versus Incorrect Information Found on the Web

Thomas Kopp, Associate Professor of Finance
Seminar in Federal Reserve Challenge Preparation (Honors)

Aaron Pacitti, Assistant Professor of Economics
Information Literacy for Undergraduate Economics Using Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Paul Thurston, Assistant Professor of Marketing & Management
Applying Information Literacy to Develop an Individual Management "Toolkit" 

Spring 2010

Elizabeth Blum, Visiting Professor in Creative Arts
Using Graphic Visualization to Enhance Information Literacy

Darren Lim, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Adding a Research Component into an Upper Level Computer Science Course

Wendy Pojmann, Assistant Professor of History
How Did We Get Here? Information Literacy in Understanding the Historical Roots of the World Today 

Carla Sofka, Associate Professor of Social Work
Sudarat Musikawong, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Creating Archival Knowledge & Literacy: Archiving 9/11

Diane Strock-Lynsky, Professor of Social Work
Strengthening Student’s Ability to Effectively Integrate Resources Pertaining to Physical Disabilities into Written Assignments for the Human Behavior Sequence 

Fall 2009

Diane Strock-Lynsky, Professor of Social Work
Strengthening a Student's Ability to Integrate and Effectively Utilize Resources Pertaining to Mental and Physical Disabilities into Written Assignments for the Human Behavior Sequence

Spring 2009

Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Associate Professor of Political Science 
Discovering Political Bias in Foreign Policy Reports: Information Literacy Skills for Students of Political Science 

Cheryl Gowie, Professor of Education  
Incorporating Preservice Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills in Their Instructional Planning

Wendy Pojmann, Assistant Professor of History 
Identifying and Analyzing Primary Sources in Digitized Archival Collections

Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Assistant Professor of History 
Using a Scenario Approach to Develop Information Skills to Locate and Assess Non-American Historical Sources of U.S. Foreign Relations

Fall 2008

Amy Corbett, Visiting Professor of Psychology
Domian-Specific Journals in the Library Collections at Siena College and Representativeness to the Specialties of the Faculty in that Domain

Naton Leslie, Professor of English.
Information Literacy for Freelance Writers: Analyzing a Magazine Market

Andrea Smith-Hunter, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
A Statistical Investigation of the Impact of Information Literacy

Spring 2008

Amy Corbett, Visiting Professor of Psychology
Domain-specific Journals in the Library Collections at Siena College and Representativeness to the Specialties of the Psychology Faculty.

Karen Mahar, Associate Professor of History
Global Literacy Project.

Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Assistant Professor of History
Developing Information Literacy Skills to Locate and Assess Non-American Historical Sources
for the Study of Immigration and Transnationalism.

Fall 2007

Raj Devasagayam, Associate Professor of Marketing & Management.
Researching Poor and Marginalized Customers in International Markets.

Mathew Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology.
Blogging: Writing, Thinking, Presenting, and Archiving on the Web.

Spring 2007 

Raj Devasagayam, Associate Professor of Marketing & Management
Globalization of Markets and Ensuing Strategies: Leveraging Information: Phase II

Manimoy Paul, Assistant Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis
Bridging the Theory of Operations Management and Its Application in the Real Business World through Information Literacy

Andrea Smith-Hunter, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
Using Resource Data to Integrate Information Literacy into the Management Curriculum: Part II

Fall 2006

 Raj Devasagayam, Associate Professor of Marketing & Management
Globalization of Markets and Ensuing Strategies: Leveraging Information

 Andrea Smith-Hunter, associate Professor of Marketing and Management
Using Resource Data to Integrate Information Literacy into the Management Curriculum

 Spring 2006

 Leonard Stokes, Professor of Accounting
Margaret Garnsey, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Improving Searching of Accountant’s Use of Professional Databases through Information Literacy, Part II

 Zinaida Taran, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management
Recognizing the Need for, Locating, Evaluating and Effectively Using Information in Secondary Data for Making Informed Decisions

Fall 2005

 Leonard Stokes, Professor of Accounting
Margaret Garnsey, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Improving Searching of Accountant’s Use of Professional Databases through Information Literacy

Patricia Trutty-Coohill
Writing an Entry for a Catalogue Raisonné of the Recent Acquisitions for the Siena College Art Collection

Spring 2005

James Angstadt, Professor of Biology
Information Literacy Skills Inventory and Assessment for Biology Majors: Part Two

Stephanie Rauterkus, Assistant Professor of Finance
Assessing and Improving Financial Information Literacy at Siena College: Phase Two

Charles F. Seifert, Associate Professor of Biology
Enhancing Students’ Information Literacy Concerning Sources and Analysis of Secondary Data

Fall 2004

 James Angstadt, Professor of Biology
Information Literacy Skills inventory and Assessment for Biology Majors

Stephanie Rauterkus, Assistant Professor of Finance
Assessing and Improving Financial Information Literacy at Siena College: Phase One

Carla Sofka, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Information Literacy Skills in SWRK 100: Immediate Assessment of Competency through USE of the Classroom Performance System

Stephen J. Tyson, Lecturer in Foundations
Integrating Information Literacy and Art into an Examination of a Religious Worldview

Spring 2004

 Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Visiting Professor of U.S. History
Creation of a Learning Module Using Movies to Develop Information Literacy Skills in an Introductory History Course

 Virginia Yonkers, Visiting Professor of Marketing and Management
Analyzing and Making Students Aware of Their Internet Search Techniques 

Fall 2003

Carla Sofka, Assistant Professor of Social Work (with Bob Rivas, Donna McIntosh and David Hamilton)
Assessing and Enhancing Information Literacy related to Basic Social Work and Social Welfare Resources

Michele Liptak, Lecturer in Foundations; Dennis Tamburello, Professor of Religious Studies, Foundations faculty, and Core Coordinator; Robert Drake, Foundations faculty, Adjunct Professor of History, and Director of the Teaching Center.
Teaching First-Year Students to Retrieve, Analyze and Evaluate Information in the Age of Information 

Spring 2003

 Terence Curran, Professor of Marketing and Management
Development of a Learning Module Focusing on Information Literacy in a Capstone Business Course

Denis Donnelly, Professor of Physics
Analysis and Recommendations regarding the Information Literacy Skills Inventory Administered to Science Students

Paul Murray, Professor of Sociology
Assessing the Information Literacy Skills of Sociology Students 

Fall 2002

 Denis Donnelly, Professor of Physics
Information Literacy Skills Inventory for School of Science

Fareed Munir, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Information Literacy Components of the New Course “Introduction to the Qur’an”

Peter Zaas, Professor of Religious Studies
Teaching Introduction to Biblical Studies from an Information Literacy Perspective