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Faculty/Staff News: CCYAL, Dean’s Summer Research Grant

Miranda ClarkMiranda Clark, director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) in the School of Information Sciences, has resigned her position after five years as CCYAL Director to concentrate on her position as Lower School Librarian with Episcopal School of Knoxville. 


Six CCI faculty members received a 2014 Dean’s Summer Research Grant. The individuals selected and the titles of their research projects are as follows.

  • Elizabeth Avery (AdvPR):  Using primary care providers as intervention points to incite HPV vaccination among young rural boys
  • Kimberly Douglass (SIS): Art in evidence (producing scientific results and data visualizations to showcase as art)
  • Rachel Fleming-May (SIS): IMLS National Leadership Grant proposal development for “Virtual Verse in the library: Surveying the e-Poetry landscape”
  • Jin Seong Park (AdvPR): Effects of message strategies on consumer attention to and memory of risk information in direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: The mediating role of optimistic bias
  • Amber Roessner (JEM): Jimmy who: Jimmy Carter & the practice of presidential press & promotion in the first post-Watergate election
  • Peiling Wang (SIS): SMILE methodology for understanding senior health information seeking in the digital age