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Loogman Faculty Research Grant Winners

Dr. Suzanne Barnard, Psychology                                                                                                                                                            School of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                                                                                  Project: "that great uncertainty external to everything:" Time, memory, and Disapora in John Akomfrah's "The Nine Muses" and "Vertigo Sea"

Dr. Morgan Chitiyo, Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education                                                                        School of Education                                                                                                                                                                                    Project: "Examining the causes, nature, and management of challenging behavior in schools in Namibia and Ghana"

Dr. Waganesh Zeleke, EdD., LCPC
School of Education
Project: "Managing the Mental Health Impacts of Migration: Emphasis on Ethiopian Migrants in the Middle East and South Africa" (2014)
Resulting Publications:

  • "Re-conceptualizing human trafficking: The experiences of Ethiopian returnee migrants," Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security, 2015
  • "Mental Health and Somatic Distress among Ethiopian Migrant Returnees from the Middle East," International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry, 2015, 1:2 
  • "Mental Health and Somatic Distress among Ethiopian Migrant Returnees from the Middle East and South Africa" Annual Conference of American Menthal Health Counseling Association, 2015

Dr. Benedict Kolber
Biological Sciences
Project: "Examining the Effectiveness of Behavioral Treatment and Intervention Received by Children with Autism in Ethiopia"

Dr. Kevin Tidgewell
The Mylan School of Pharmacy
Project: "A Multi-Continent Collaboration in Pain Research and Treatment: Using Ethnopharmacological Knowledge from Cameroon to Develop Novel Pain Treatments".

Dr. Rachel Ayieko and Dr. Gibbs Kanyongo
School of Education
Project: "The Relationships between Teacher Quality and Sixth Grade Students' Mathematics Competencies in Kenya and Zimbabwe"

Dr. Tsegaye Beru and Dr. Kirk W. Junker
Center for Legal Information and School of Law, respectively
Project: "Constitutional Review and Customary Dispute Resolution by the People in the Ethiopian Legal System," North Carolina Journal of International Law, Volume 43 of (2018)

Father Peter Ikechukwu Osuji, C.S.Sp., Ph.D
Center for Healthcare Ethics
Project: "Informed Refusal of Treatment in Africa (Igbo) Traditional Medicine in Imo State, Nigeria"

Dr. Derek Hook
School of Psychology
Project: To support research on Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe's importance to the apartheid movement
Resulting Publications:

  • Hook, D. (2016). A threatening personification of freedom or: Sobukwe and repression. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, 17(2), 1-24. DOI: 10.1080/17533171.2016.1171471
  • Hook, D. (2016). Sobukwe and the psychosocial. Psychology in Society, 50
  • Ramose, M. & Hook, D. (2016). To whom does the land belong? Psychology in Society, 50

Dr. Morgan Chitiyo and Dr. Elizabeth Hughes
School of Education, Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education
Project: To support a project centered around the general and special education teachers' professional development needs in selected South African countries
Resulting Publications:

  • Chitiyo, M., Hughes, E. M., et al (in progress). A comparative analysis of special education professional development needs in Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
  • Chitiyo, M., Hughes, E. M., Haihambo, C., Taukeni, S.G., & Montgomery, K., & Chitiyo, G. (2016). An assessment of special education professional development needs in Namibia. Człowiek Niepełnosprawność Społeczeństwo (Man- Disability-Society), 3(33), 5-18.
  • Hughes, E. M., Chitiyo, M., Itimu-Phiri A., & Montgomery, K. (2016). Assessing the special education professional development needs of northern Malawian schoolteachers.British Journal of Special Education, 43(2), 159-177. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8578.12128
  • Chitiyo, M., Hughes, E. M., Changara, D. M., Chitiyo, G., & Montgomery, K. (2016). Special Education professional development needs in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2016.1184326

Tune in soon for bibliography details of publishing and research.