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Associated College of the South Paul Hanstedt Hanstedt, Director of the Harte Center is leading a collabrorative grant with Hendrix College and the University of Richmond to support faculty in "facilitating Constructive Dialogue in a Challenging World."

National Endowment for the Humanities Barton Myers Myers, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and History was nominated by the College to pursue a grant in support of Champions of the Union, a book project to promote understanding of the Civil War era.
National Endowment for the Humanities Melissa Kerin Kerin, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, was nominated by the Collge to pursue a grant in support of Turbans and Tourquoise, a project to analyze donor scenes in Western Himalya in the 15th-18th centuries.

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Chawne Kimber Kimber, Dean of the College, received funding to enhance the New Faculty Cohort with external speakers.
National Science Federation David Harbor Harbor, Professor of Earth and Environmental Geoscience, received funding to conduct research on hydraulic plucking to mitigate the risks of erosion on infrastructure.
National Science Federation Dan Johnson Johnson, David G. Elmes Term Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, received funding to build a platform to transform educational assessment of creative thinking for STEM education and research.
Wildlife Management Institute, Inc. David Marsh Marsh, Professor of Biology, received funding to purchase genomic tools to manage threats to two species of salamanders.
American Political Science Association Zoila Ponce de Leon Seijas Ponce de Leon Seijas, Assistant Professor of Politics, will apply this grant to her research on attitudes in Brazil and the U.S. about immigration and deportation.
U.S. Department of the Interior Bill Hamilton Hamilton, Professor of Biology, received a grant for training youth on how to evaluate bison grazing effects on ecosystem health.
Organic Syntheses, Inc Erin Gray Gray, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received funding to conduct a two-year summer research project with a student.
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Robin LeBlanc LeBlanc, Professor of Politics, was awarded the Mednick Memorial Fellowship for her research.
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges John Taylor Taylor, an Audio Engineer for the Music Department, supported a capital grant request for video production equipment in Wilson Hall.
Keck Geology Consortium Margaret Hinkle Hinkle, Assistant Professor of Geology, was awarded a grant in support of assessing ground and surface water quality in the Shenandoah Valley.
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Margaret Hinkle Hinkle, Assistant Professor of Geology, was awarded the Mednick Memorial Fellowship for her research.
United Way and Rockbridge Community Health Foundation  Ellen Mayock Mayock, Professor of Romance Languages, was awarded grants from The United Way and Rockbridge Community Health Foundation in support of the 2022 ESOL summer program for local students.
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Deborah Miranda Miranda, Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. Professor of English Emeritus, was given the Libby and Hiter Harris Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, an award reflecting a strong, clear and abiding commitment to excellence in classroom teaching.
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Andrew Christensen Christensen, Head of Digital Initiatives and Outreach for the Law Library, received an AALL research grant to help build data infrastructures for bespoke faculty services.
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Julia Hernandez Hernandez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, was awarded a VIVA Open Adopt Grant to create open resource materials for Spanish 220: Introduction to the Literature of Spain. These materials will make this class accessible to a wider variety of students, both at W&L and across Virginia, for whom the original price tag presented a serious challenge.
National Science Foundation Jeffrey Rahl

Rahl, Department Head and Professor of Geology, received a grant from NSF's Tectonics Panel. His research is focused on the formation of the Sangre de Christo Mountains in Colorado, as a way to understand the properties of continental crust during mountain building.
Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Andrea Lepage Lepage, Pamela H. Simpson Professor of Art History, led a request for a VFIC Capital Grant to improve W&L's sculpture studio. The project resulted in the installation of a new track lighting system to enhance the experience and working conditions for students, faculty, and visiting artists.
Associated Colleges of the South Sascha Goluboff Goluboff, Director of Community Based Learning and Professor of Cultural Anthropology, is the PI on an ACS grant entitled "Community-Engaged Teaching: A Collaborative Peer Learning Model," which aims to build a wider community of faculty who are knowledgeable about and utilize community-engaged teaching.
Associated Colleges of the South Paul Hanstedt Hanstedt, Director of the Harte Centre for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Education Studies, is a part of an ACS grant to suport mid-career faculty.
Michigan State University Paula Kiser Kiser, Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Librarian, is leading W&L's work on a Mellon Foundation supported open-source web publishing platform cataloging project. The goal is to develop better metadata and tagging for making the academic archival holdings related to enslaved people and slavery more accessible to the public.
Virginia Department of Education Dick Kuettner Kuettner, Director of the Global Discovery Laboratories, secured renewal of a contract with the Virginia Department of Education for W&L to continue hosting the Virginia Governor's World Language Academies, which draws the state's top foreign language students to campus for an immersive language experience.
Craig Newmark Foundation Alicia Swasy Swasy, Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism, received suppport for a documentary on women entrepreneurs in journalism.
Hampton University K.T. Vaughan Vaughan, the Higginbotham University Librarian, was invited to participate in the Leading the Charge cohort program organized by the Hampton University Library with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  This program is designed to pilot and assess tactics for recruiting and retaining librarians of color.