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Wheaton College Faculty Awards and Grants

Wheaton College faculty members are regularly recognized for their excellent scholarly contributions to the academy. 

Current Highlights

Dr. Timothy Larsen
2018-19 Faculty Awards, Faculty, Graduate School, History of Christianity (M.A.)
Dr. Larsen Named Honorary Fellow at University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity
Dr. Timothy Larsen, Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Christian Thought, has just been named an Honorary Fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh.

Additional Faculty Grants and Awards

Course: Comparative Economic Systems
Funds support the development of a course designed to both introduce students to the different economic systems of the world and to to encourage them to develop their own thinking about the issues involved in comparing these systems.

Awarding Agency:
CCCU
Amount: $3,000
Start: 5/1/2018

The Music of Social Protest: An Intersection of Politics and Faith in Latin America
Dr. Quiroa’s grant provides funds for four Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) scholars to plan a research project analyzing Latin American social protest songs.

Awarding Agency:
CCCU
Amount: $3,000
Start: 5/1/2018

Belhaven Subaward: Creative Dance to Foster Resilience in K-12 At-Risk Youth
Dr. Canning is one of four scholars participating in this planning grant to design a study that includes individuals who experienced childhood trauma and the possible impact of a specific art therapy (namely, creative dance).

Awarding Agency:
DOE
Amount: $56,000
Start: 12/15/2016

U of W Sub-Fluctuation Studies and Support of Spectroscopic Diagnostics in MST
This Department of Energy subaward from the University of Wisconsin-Madison supports Dr. Craig’s plasma WIRX research (Wheaton Impulsive Reconnection eXperiment).

Grid VariantDr. James Gordon
Philosophy
Grid VariantKevin Wong
Awarding Agency:
Fuller Seminary
Amount: $18,000
Start Date: 1/1/2018

Analytic Theology Course Development
Support for James Gordon and graduate student Kevin Wong to develop an Analytic Theology course.

Awarding Agency:
JCS Foundation
Amount: $150,000
Start: 1/1/2018

CODA- Community Outreach for Developing Artists
Since its inception in 2006, CODA’s mission has been to seek out and give artistic access to underexposed talents in our community who might not otherwise have the opportunity to develop their creative abilities.

Awarding Agency:
Johns Hopkins
Amount: $29,480
Start: 12/15/2017

Evidence Review: Nutrition Education and/or Supplementation Program Implemented of Public Health Scale that Contributes to Prevention of Wasting in Children
A primary goal of this study was to identify effective public health interventions and strategies to prevent acute malnutrition.

Amount: $1,863,347
Start: 8/1/2015

Acts of God: The Effect of Natural Disasters on God Representations via Meaning Making
Over the past 60 years, there has been a tenfold increase in the worldwide annual incidence of natural disasters. This Templeton grant supports research that explores the effects of disasters on on people's religious/spiritual lives.

Amount: $219,712
Start: 1/1/2017

Biola Sub- Leader Humility in Humanitarian Aid Organizations
Humanitarian aid leaders play a vital role in mobilizing and overseeing workers providing humanitarian aid across the globe. This research will advance understanding of how humanitarian aid leaders affect humanitarian aid efforts.

Awarding Agency:
Kern Family Foundation
Amount: $950,000
Start: 7/1/2014

Faith, Work, Economic Integration Among Evangelical Protestant Institutions
Establish and support Opus' on campus and outreach efforts.

Awarding Agency:
Leon Levy Expedition
Amount: $20,000
Start: 1/1/2012

Askelon Support Staff
The ancient city of Ashkelon was founded in the Stone Age and remained a major port until the end of the Crusades. This market town linked ancient highland kingdoms like Israel and Judah to lucrative Mediterranean markets.

Awarding Agency:
Leon Levy Expedition
Amount: $18,568
Start: 7/1/2017

Archaeology/ Harvard Lab Research Support
The ancient city of Ashkelon was founded in the Stone Age and remained a major port until the end of the Crusades. This market town linked ancient highland kingdoms like Israel and Judah to lucrative Mediterranean markets.

Awarding Agency:
Leon Levy Expedition
Amount: $10,000
Start: 9/14/2012

Archaeology/ Harvard Lab Research Support
The ancient city of Ashkelon was founded in the Stone Age and remained a major port until the end of the Crusades. This market town linked ancient highland kingdoms like Israel and Judah to lucrative Mediterranean markets.

Grid VariantDr. Richard Richardson
Intercultural Studies
Awarding Agency:
Lloyd Trust
Amount: $200,000
Start: 7/1/2016

Evangelism Initiative Program
Equip national denominations and pastors across the U.S. to live out the evangelistic mandate of the Great Commission.

Awarding Agency:
MOTB
Amount: $4,000,000
Start: 10/1/2014

Joint expedition to Tel Shimron as part of the Jezreel Valley Regional Project
This major research grant provides support for an international team of archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, biologists, chemists, geologists and students to excavate Tel Shimron, an ancient city in Northern Israel.

Awarding Agency:
NEH
Amount: $6,000
Start: 1/1/2018

Conservation Assessment/ C.S. Lewis' Personal Library of Books
This NEH Preservation Assistance Grant funded conservation assessments for 420 books from the personal library of C.S. Lewis.

Awarding Agency:
NIH
Amount: $669,465
Start: 1/1/2018

NIH - Identifying Risk Factors for Sub-Optimal Breastfeeding and Opportunities for Breastfeeding Promotion among Working Mothers in Kenya
Exclusive breastfeeding of infants is one of the most effective interventions to promote child survival, especially in countries with poor sanitation and hygiene. Dr. Ickes’ study seeks to identify factors associated with sub-optimal infant feeding practices among Kenyan mothers who work in commercial agriculture.

Awarding Agency:
U of Chicago
Start: 8/1/2018

University of Chicago- Senior Fellow at the Martin Marty Center
As the Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago's Martin Marty Center, Dr. Sasser will continue her work editing a critical collection on literature and Pentecostalism.