Teaching & Research

Past Recipients and Research Abstracts

Listed below are a list of past recipients and research abstracts for the USF College of The Arts Faculty Research Grants.

Fall 2018 Recipients




Dora Arreola Theatre & Dance Site-Specific Video for Women at Water's Edge
Cesar Cornejo Art & Art History ZK/U Residency, Berlin
Sang-Hie Lee Music An Integrative Intervention Program for College Musicians and Kinematics in Cello Playing
Chuck Owen Music 2019 Jazz Composers Symposium
Baljinder Sekhon Music Post Production of The Offering at The Springs Theatre
Jack Wilkins Music Performance at College Music Society International Conference, Belgium 2019
Spring 2018 Recipients




Andrew Carroll Theatre & Dance Dance for Parkinson's: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration w/VSA
Esra Akin-Kivanc Art & Art History New Monograph Titled "An Album of Muthanna/Mirror Writing in Islamic Art"
Kyoung Cho Music Concert, Lecture, and Master Class Tour to 3 Asian Countries
Stanley Russell Architecture Amps Conference Presentation


Fall 2017 Recipients





Chuck Owen Music "Local Color" Presentation at JEN Conference
Elisabeth Fraser Art & Art History Talk at CAA and Research At Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Neil Bender Art & Art History Installation at Satellite Art Fair, Miami, December 2017
Noelle Mason Art & Art History Ground Control (Brownsville/Matamoros)
Sang-Hie Lee Music USF-PAMA Concert: Lifecycle of the Performing Artist
Sue Havens Art & Art History "Actual Forms"
Cesar Cornejo Art & Art History Attendance to Yaddo Residency
David Williams Music Learner-Centered Models in Music Education

Wendy Babcox

Art & Art History Presentation- College Art Association Panel- Every Olive Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane

Carolyn Stuart

Music MoVE (Modern Violin Ensemble) Premiers Concert Tour


Spring 2016 Recipients
Applicant Unit Abstract

Anat Pollack

Art & Art History Oceanus
Andee Scott Theatre & Dance SOLA at the Dance Complex in Boston, MA
Andrew Carroll Theatre & Dance Human Trafficking Recognition, Awareness and Advocacy
Ezra Johnson Art & Art History Solo Exhibition at A&L Gallery, New York
Helena Szepe Art & Art History Final publication for Privilege and Duty in Renaissance Venice
Jack Wilkins Music Travel Funds supporting completion and concert premier of Jack Wilkins Banff Mountain Project
Jennifer Bugos Music Musical Improvisations on Executive Functions in Early Childhood
Sang-Hie Lee Music Oxford Round Table Symposiums: Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford to present "Integration of fMRI, Hand Biomechanics, and MIDI to Examine a Professional Pianist in Focal Dystonia"
Stanley Russell Architecture & Community Design ISCA; Conference Presentation
Svetozar Ivanov Music Production, Publication, and Distribution of a solo piano Compact Disc "Romance Sentimentale"


Fall 2015 Recipients
Applicant Unit Abstract
Baljinder Sekhon Music Recording: SUN by line upon line with engineer Paul Coleman
Bliss Kohlmyer Theatre & Dance Romance Sentimentale - Piano, Dance, Film
Cesar Cornejo Art & Art History Sharpe Walentas Studio Program
David A. Williams Music Travel to present research at the 2016 National Association for Music Education Research and Teacher Education National Conference
Kyoung Cho Music Concert and Lecture Tour to Three Asian Countries (Japan, Korea, and China)
Wendy Babcox Art & Art History Every Olive Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane


Fall 2014 Recipients
Applicant Unit Abstract
Andee Scott Theatre & Dance National Tour of SOLA
Bliss Kohlmyer Theatre & Dance Amidst Before and After
Ciro Scotto Music Presentation on the music of Pierre Boulez at the EuroMAC International Conference in Leuven, Belgium
David Williams Music Travel to present research at the College Music Society and Association for Technology in Music Instruction joint National Conferences
Elisabeth Fraser Art & Art History Book research in Berlin
Gregory Green Art & Art History Catalog Essay for "Gregory Green: A History of Dissent, 1979 - 2014
Niel Bender Art & Art History Exhibition of New Work at SELECT Art Fair, Miami, December 2014
Svetozar Ivanov Music European Tour – Multimedia Recitals, Teaching Residency, and Steinway Piano


Spring 2014 Recipients
Applicant Unit Abstract
Andrew Carroll Theatre & Dance Speaking Witlwut Words: Reaching Out; Recognizing Warning Signs of Suicide, and Interdisciplinary Investigation to Create a New Language in the Architecture of Suicide Awareness and Education
Cesar Cornejo Art & Art History Museo de las Americas Group Exhibition Project
Dora Arreola Theatre & Dance Gender and Transformation: The Creative Process of Mujeres en Ritual Dance Theatre
Ezra Johnson Art & Art History Expanding on "Der, Die and Das"
Jack Wilkins Music Banff Mountain Project – Visual Media Design
Jennifer Bugos Music Intense Piano Training Enhances Self-Efficacy, Physiological Stress, and Verbal Fluency in Aging
John Robison Music Wang Xilin, Human Suffering, and Composition in Twenty-First Century China
Tom Brantley Music International Trombone Festival – June 4-7, 2014