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Dean's Summer Research Grants

Thirteen CCI facultyMichael Evans Photo members received Dean’s Summer Research Grants (DSRG) to conduct a broad spectrum of research projects.  

For example, JEM Assistant Professor Michael Martinez received DSRG funds to supplement his travel to conclude a final segment of a much larger project studying the images and memories of presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama through the eyes of their personal photographers. “The DSRG funds made it possible for me to conduct archival research at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California and the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. It also allowed me to record an oral history with Eric Draper, President George W. Bush’s personal photographer,” said Martinez.

A brief description of the topics on which CCI faculty members’ DSRG funded summer research projects focused is provided below.

Faculty member


IS Assistant Professor Wade Bishop

DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) for earth science data scientists

ADPR Associate Professor Courtney Childers

Analyze advertising interviews

ADPR Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho

Socially responsible consumption

ADPR Associate Professor Beth Avery Foster

A co-orientation study with public information officers and the public on Zika virus preparedness

ADPR Professor Mariea Hoy

Changing the game of how we view persuasion


JEM Professor Barb Kaye

The 2016 Presidential election

ADPR Professor Michael Kent

Grant project, panel proposal, conference & scholarly publication research

JEM Assistant Professor Mike Martinez

The Presidents’ photographers

CS Associate Professor Laura Miller

Exploring network members’ perspectives on communicating about a loved one’s cancer experience

CS Assistant Professor Emily Paskewitz

International presentation

IS Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir

Scholarly reading in a changing digital age

IS Professor Peiling Wang

Evaluation and recommendation of published articles by domain experts

IS Assistant Professor Awa Zhu

Change and adaptation in licensing: Theoretical perspectives


Research is a critical part of the College’s mission and Dean’s Summer Research Grants provide a small amount of summer funding to help faculty members make important progress on research projects that ultimately lead to publications and sponsored research opportunities. Anyone interested in supporting CCI research funding should contact the CCI Development office at

Photograph note: Evans, M. (2004). A Life Remembered in Pictures: Ronald Wilson Reagan, from