Back to top


2019 dean's emerging scholars seed grant program awardees

Kimberly Lightle
May 16, 2019

EHE’s Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC) sponsors a yearly competitive seed grant/ mentoring program that offers early stage faculty an opportunity to identify a faculty mentor inside and outside the college/university to partner with them on obtaining pilot data for the development of a future grant application. The program is general in nature in order to be as inclusive as possible of the varied research interests across the college. Special consideration is given to those projects that focus on underserved and under-represented groups including low-and moderate-income populations, recent immigrants, rural groups, communities of color, at-risk youth, the elderly, LGBTQ and other populations that are traditionally underserved and underrepresented. The following faculty awardee began their two-year projects January 1, 2019.

Lauren Jones
Assistant Professor, Consumer Sciences, Human Sciences
Project Title: The long-term effects of the earned income tax credit on health outcomes

Minjung Kim
Assistant Professor, Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement (QREM), Educational Studies
Project Title: Assessing causal mechanisms in complex educational data: A new approach of multilevel mediation

Charis Price
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Educational Studies
Project Title: Implementation of a multi-component intervention to teach behavioral expectations

Kelly Purtell
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), Human Sciences
Project Title: Understanding parental mindsets: Origins and Implications for early childhood development

Winston Thompson
Assistant Professor, Philosophy and History of Education, Educational Studies
Project Title: With abiding morality and an enduring sense of justice: An investigation of the meanings health and physical education professionals ascribe to their involvement in the restoration of school programs


Suggested Stories