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