Faculty/Staff Grant Awardees


  • René Fuanta, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Natural product extracts and their antibacterial properties


  • Joni Oye-Benintende, Art + Design, 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens
  • David Mazure, Art + Design, Inclusion Poster Project 2019
  • Jennifer White, Biological Sciences, Histology Microanatomy Models
  • Jason Engerman, Digital Media Technologies, ESportsU: Creative Media Factory Suite
  • Elaine Rodriguez, Health Studies, 2020 Guatemala Service-Learning Program
  • Michael Gray, History, Tours Through Time: Developing A Public History...
  • Jeffrey Ruth, Modern Languages, Philosophy, & Religion, Workshop: Reinforcing Latina/o Language Achievement
  • Mihye Jeong, Physical Education Teacher Certification, ThisAbility Sports through Disability Sports
  • Margaret Ball, Theatre, Theatrical Intimacy Choreographer


  • Kelly McKenzie, Academic Enrichment & Learning, AAUW START SMART Salary Negotiation Workshop
  • Joni Oye-Benintende, Art + Design, By Hand
  • Ann Millett, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Augmentative Alternative Communication Lab
  • Annie Mendoza, Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion, 6th Annual ESU Latino Heritage Month Film Festival

Faculty grant award winners in 2017-2018

  • Joshua Looney, Athletics, Concussion Monitoring Helmet Technology
  • Joni Oye-Benintende, Art + Design, Clay and Glass Workshops
  • Jennifer White, Biological Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology Models
  • Shixiong Hu, History & Geography, Obtaining a drone for teaching Geography Class
  • Annie Mendoza, Modern Languages, 5th Annual Latino Heritage Month Film Festival
  • Lori Pierangeli, Nursing, Community Action Poverty Simulation Equipment
  • Heon Kim, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Interreligious dialogue Workshop at ESU:  Learning from Barriers and Building a Bridge
  • Stephanie French, Theatre, Uncovering the Origins of Witchcraft

Faculty grant award winners in 2016-2017

  • Darlene Farris-LaBar, Art + Design, Methodologies:  Combining Art and Science
  • Joni Oye-Benintende, Carrie Maloney, Art + Design and Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice, Cellblock Visions:  An Exhibition of Art Created by Prisoners and Presentation by the Curator, Phyllis Kornfeld
  • Abdalla Aldras, Biological Sciences, Murine Cytokines Assays Kits
  • Beth Sockman, Digital Media Technologies, Qualitative Analysis Research Software for Research & Instruction in a Service-Learning Project
  • Holly Wells, Senior Writers' Documentary Projects
  • Heon Kim, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Student-first conference
  • Susan Dillmuth-Miller, Speech-Language Pathology, Hear For You

Faculty grant award winners in 2013-2014

  • Paul Lippert, Communication Studies, Groundswell Rising – A film and discussion of a Pennsylvania Health and Safety issue.
  • LuAnn Batson-Magnuson, Speech-Language Pathology, Swallow Training Lab for Adults – Infection control supplies
  • Steven Shive, Health Studies, Healthy You Day – conducting a real health intervention
  • Elaine Shuey, Speech-Language Pathology, It's Time To Go Digital!
  • Shixiong Hu and Jeffrey Hardy, Geography, The Acquisition of Hobo Water Temperature Loggers for Hydrology, Meterology and Climatology Classes
  • Shixiong Hu, Geography, The Acquisition of Collar Tracker with GPS Units to Enhance Student Learning in Geography Classes

Faculty grant award winners in 2012-2013

  • Patricia Kennedy, Communication Studies, Class Trip to Federal Courts and National Constitution Center
  • Patricia Kennedy, Communication Studies, Visiting African-Canadian Scholar and Texts
  • N. Paul Schembari, Computer Science, ESU Robotics Competition
  • Jeffrey Hardy and Shixiong Hu, Geography, Acquisition of GPS Antenna to Enhance Student Learning in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Classes
  • Shixiong Hu and Jeffrey Hardy, Geography, Acquisition of Trimble GPS Unit to Enhance Student Learning in Geography Classes
  • LuAnn Batson-Magnuson, Speech-Language Pathology, “Home Sweet Home” – Naturalistic Speech/Language Therapy Environment (Room)