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WTAMU Faculty Awarded Funds To Aid In Projects

West Texas A&M University faculty members have been awarded more than $70,000 in aid for projects through the WTAMU Foundation.

The Spring 2022 grant cycle will help 20 professors fund significant projects including the Rural Mural Project from WT’s Department of Art, Theater and Dance; research into labor market issues among rural educators; the purchase of an electric kiln for large-scale ceramic sculptures; and more.

The foundation annually awards grants of up to $5,000 to assist in professional development activities or projects.

This semester’s grantees include: 

  • College of Education and Social Sciences: Dr. Laura N. Bell, assistant professor of political science; Dr. Minseok Yang, assistant professor of education; Dr. Areen Omary, assistant professor of social work; and Dr. Beth Garcia, Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education and director of teacher preparation program; 
  • Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities: Jon Revett, associate professor of art, art program director and Doris Alexander Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts; Misty Gamble, assistant professor of art; Dr. Kimberly Hieb, assistant professor of music; Dr. Tim Bowman, associate professor of history and head of Department of History; Dr. Sarah Rushing, assistant professor of music; Dr. John Gavin Shanks, assistant professor of music; Dr. Choong-ha Nam, professor of piano; Angelo O’Dierno, assistant professor of theatre; Dr. Min Wha Han, assistant professor of communication; Dr. Enyonam Osei-Hwere, associate professor of media communication; Patrick Osei-Hwere, instructor of media communication; and Sarah Beckham-Turner, assistant professor of music and director of WT Opera;  
  • Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business: Cheng Zhang, assistant professor of business; and  
  • Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences: Dr. Kendall Samuelson, assistant professor of animal science; Dr. Keshav Shrestha, assistant professor of physics; and Dr. Travis Tennant, assistant professor of animal science.


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