Office for General Education Integrative Studies Seed Grant Awardees


  • Ann Schmiedekamp — The Film Media and Extraterrestrial Life: Science Fact or Fiction?
  • Les Murray; Yvonne Love — Art and The Natural World


  • Bob Trumpbour - Art of the Cinema (CAS/Communications Summit)
  • Karyn McKinney Marvasti, Beth Seymour — Communicating Culture: Representations of Dominant and Marginalized Groups


  • John Chapin - Media and Society (CAS/Communications Summit)
  • Juliette Storr - Intercultural Communication (CAS/Communications Summit)


  • Sarah Whitney — Fashion, Identity, and Gender in America
  • Heather Lum, Gerald Scott Rispin — Human Factors in Design and Art
  • Rod Troester — CAS/Communications Summit
  • Sharon Dale, John Champagne — The Arts of Love
  • Karrie Bowen - Media and Society (CAS/Communications Summit)


  • Jessica Schocker, Justin De Senso — Race in the Humanities and in the Social Sciences
  • Jayne Park-Martinez — Scientific Controversies and Public Debate
  • Sandy Feinstein, Bryan Shawn Wang — From Beast Books to Dinosaurs Resurrected
  • Christian Weisser — Issues in Sustainability
  • Samantha Kavky — Psychology, Madness, and the Visual Arts
  • Justin De Senso — Politics of Hip Hop
  • Sandy Feinstein — Medievalism
  • Samantha Kavky — Witches and Witchcraft, From the Middle Ages to the Present
  • Azar Eslam-Panah, Heidi Reuter — Flow Visualization
  • Jennifer Hillman — Psychology in the Cinema and the Arts
  • Valerie Cholet — International Sport
  • Keysha Whitaker - Literature of Journalism (CAS/Communications Summit)


  • Nathaniel Bohna, Valerie Vanderhoff — Art of Science

Greater Allegheny

  • MaryEllen Higgins — Social Justice and the Image
  • MaryEllen Higgins, Veronica Montecinos — Cinema and Globalization
  • Katherine McLean — Criminal Justice and Public Health
  • Michael Vicaro - Communication Research Methods (CAS/Communications Summit)


  • Azamat Sakiev, Siyu Liu — Comparative Violence: Political and Criminal Perspectives
  • Jennifer Sliko, John Haddad — Understanding Earth: American Cultural Perspectives linked to Understanding Earth: Scientific Perspectives
  • Ellen Stockstill — Human Rights and the Novel: Empathy and The Imagination to be linked with PSYCH 221


  • Karen Stylianides, Amie Yenser, Melissa Ranalli — Biology of Exercise

Lehigh Valley

  • Elizabeth Flaherty — Intersections of Art and Psychology
  • Donna Wade — Food Psychology: Why We Eat What We Eat
  • Doug Hochstetler, Mary Hutchinson — Link CIVCM 211 and PHIL 003
  • Christopher Landino, Drew Anderson — History & Weather: How Weather Played an Instrumental Role in Great World Events

New Kensington

  • Donald Bruckner — Philosophy, Psychology, Happiness, and the Good Life
  • Allen Larson - Communication Research Methods (CAS/Communications Summit)


  • Stephen Couch — Media Messages
  • Jeffrey Stone, Michael Gallis, Nicole Andel — The Art and Science of Virtual Worlds


  • Tamrya d’Artenay — Human Society as A Dependent of the Environment

University Park

  • College of Arts and Architecture
    • Aaron Knochel, Cristin Millett — Art and Health
    • Leanna Rosas, Carlos Rosas — Revise Art 201
    • Sarah Rich — Art and Money
  • College of the Liberal Arts
    • Robert Schrauf — Conducting International Comparative Research
    • Jonathan Marks, Christopher Zorn — Interplay of Ethics, Policy, Law, and Science
    • Antone Aboud, John Marsh — Work and Literature
    • Johanna Wagner, Tim Robicheaux — Organized Crime in Film & Society
    • Mary Miles — The Pursuit of Happiness: Historical Literature and Modern Practice
  • Eberly College of Science
    • Benjamin Lear — When Data Meets Design
    • Brittany Teller — Conservation Decision-Making
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • Robert Roeser, Mark Greenberg, Gaby Winqvist — A Life Worth Living: The Theory & Practice of Human Flourishing
    • Kathryn Hynes, Shannon Corkery — Reading Our Lives: Understanding Diversity in Human Development Through Memoir
  • College of Engineering
    • Andrew Lau — Introduction to Sustainability
    • Alan Wagner — Robots and Their Role in Society
    • College of Education
    • Dana Stuchul — Food and Farms
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    • Karl Zimmerer — Society, Environment, and Food
    • Lorraine Dowler, Chris Fowler, Josh Inwood — Apocalyptic Geographies
  • College of Communications
    • Matt Jordan - Art of the Cinema (CAS/Communications Summit)
  • Cross-college collaboration
    • David Hunter, Eberly College of Science; Paula Droege, College of the Liberal Arts; Andrew Read, Eberly College of Science — On Bullshit (Identifying Bias and Falsehoods)
    • Gary Adler, College of the Liberal Arts; Selena Ortiz, College of Health and Human Development — Healthy People, Healthy Society
    • John Waters, Eberly College of Science; Joel Waters; College of Health and Human Development; Jason Laine, College of the Liberal Arts — Human Anatomy in the Context of Renaissance-Era Italy
    • Bradford Bouley, College of the Liberal Arts; Michael Troyan, Eberly College of Science — History of Disease and Epidemiology
    • Heather McCune Bruhn, College of Arts and Architecture; Maureen Feineman, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences — Rocks, Minerals, and the History of Art
    • James Endres Howell, Eberly College of Science; Scott Smith, College of the Liberal Arts — Success and Challenges of an Inter-domain Course: Disseminating Science in Literature
    • Jennifer Savage Williams, College of Health and Human Development; Ted Jaenicke, College of the Agricultural Sciences; A. Catharine Ross, College of Health and Human Development — Linking AG BM 170 to New Food for All: U.S. Nutrition Programs, Food Security, and Economics
    • Molly Martin, College of the Liberal Arts; Alyssa Gamaldo, College of Health and Human Development; Stephen Matthews, College of the Liberal Arts — 3-Way Course Linkage on Health Inequalities – Social, Geographic, and Ethnicity
    • Leana Topper, Eberly College of Science; Gus Colangelo, Smeal College of Business; Jennifer Gruber, Harrisburg — Society and Disease Management
    • Jenny Kenyon, College of Arts and Architecture; Jack Hietpas, Eberly College of Science; Gary Chin, College of Arts and Architecture — Introduction to Forensic Photography linked with Introduction to Forensic Science
    • David Stensrud, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; Graeme Sullivan, College of Arts and Architecture — Meteorology and Visual Arts: To Know Is to See
    • Ryan Russell, College of Arts and Architecture, Gary Chin, College of Arts and Architecture; Henry Pisciotta, Arts and Humanities Library — Information Visualization
    • Alex Hristov, College of Agricultural Sciences; Ken Davis, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; Jennifer Baka, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences — Science and Policy of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Worthington Scranton

  • Kelley Wagers — Communicating Care
  • Todd Adams, Jennifer Lubinski — Art and Philosophy in Ancient Greece
  • Michael Evans, Paul Frisch — Historical Perspectives on Health Care Innovations
  • Patrick Sellers, Margret Hatch — Evolution of Homo Sapiens


  • Joe Downing — Interpersonal Conflict and Negotiation

Cross-campus collaboration

  • Xenia Hadjioannou, Lehigh Valley; Ellysa Stern Cahoy, Penn State Libraries — Picture Books
  • Christian Weisser, Berks; Lynette (Kvasny) Yarger, College of Information Sciences and Technology — Digital Cultures