Nine from Vanderbilt receive SEC faculty travel grants for 2016-17Oct. 7, 2016, 9:26 PM
Nine Vanderbilt faculty members will participate in the 2016-17 SEC Faculty Travel Program. Now in its fifth year, the program provides support for selected faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other Southeastern Conference member institutions.
More than 100 faculty members from all 14 SEC universities will take part in this year’s program, the league office announced Oct. 6
“The SEC Faculty Travel Program continues to garner significant interest from faculty members across the conference, and we are encouraged by how our universities have identified a range of individuals to participate,” said Torie Johnson, executive director of the SEC’s academic initiative, known as SECU. “This program allows us to facilitate collaboration that stretches from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to include the arts and community engagement.”
Through the program, the SEC provides financial assistance for its faculty members to travel to other SEC universities to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research and deliver lectures or performances. Participants travel throughout the academic year. The disciplines represented include history, physics, agriculture and economics, among others.
The SEC Faculty Travel Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. The SEC supports and promotes the endeavors and achievements of the students and faculty at its 14 member universities.
Vanderbilt’s 2016-17 SEC Faculty Travel Program participants are:
Celso Castilho, assistant professor of history, who will collaborate with the University of Alabama.
Mario Crucini, professor of economics, and Joel Rodrigue, assistant professor of economics, who will collaborate with Auburn University.
Bonnie Dow, professor of communication studies and chair of the department, who will collaborate with the University of Florida.
Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development, who will collaborate with the University of Florida.
Nina Martin, associate clinical professor in psychology and human development, who will collaborate with Auburn University.
Michelle Murray, assistant professor of Spanish, who will collaborate with the University of Alabama.
Lynn Ramey, associate professor of French, who will collaborate with the University of Mississippi.
Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, who will collaborate with the University of Tennessee.
View the full list of 2016-17 participants.