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Six Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants for 2022

The Provost’s Office has awarded Intellectual Community Planning Grants to six collaborative projects for the 2022 calendar year. The projects include Duke faculty from several schools and institutes, a number of staff members, and partners at NC State, Eastern Carolina University, UNC–Chapel Hill, UNC–Greensboro, University of Pennsylvania, University of Massachusetts and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Building a Chemical Education Research Community in North Carolina

Lead: Charlie Cox, Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry

Core Faculty: Maia Popova, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of North Carolina–Greensboro; Maria Gallardo-Williams, Teaching Professor, Chemistry, North Carolina State University; Joi Walker, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Eastern Carolina University; Dorian Canelas, Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry

BVLOS Duke Community for Environmental Justice

Lead: Martin Brooke, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Core Faculty: David Johnston, Associate Professor of the Practice of Marine Conservation Ecology; Brian McAdoo, Associate Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences; Michelle Nowlin, Clinical Professor of Law

Enhancing Curricular Synergies Between Marine Science and Conservation

Lead: Thomas Schultz, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Marine Molecular Conservation

Core Faculty: Andrew Read, Stephen A. Toth Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology; David Johnston, Associate Professor of the Practice of Marine Conservation; Emily Klein, University Distinguished Service Professor, Earth and Climate Sciences; Shineng Hu, Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography; Amy Kenyon, Associate Director, Teaching Innovation, Duke Learning Innovation

Geothermal Justice

Lead: Brian McAdoo, Associate Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences

Core Faculty: Rebecca Simmons, Associate Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science; Neal Simmons, Gendell Family Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science; Chip Bobbert, CoLab Architect, Innovation CoLab; Michael Bergin, Sternberg Family Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

New Pedagogies for Climate With the Duke Campus Farm

Lead: Saskia Cornes, Assistant Professor of the Practice, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

Core Faculty: Norman Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology; Charles Thompson, Professor of the Practice of Cultural Anthropology; Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Distinguished Professor of English; Rebecca Vidra, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy; Luciana Fellin, Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies; Charlotte Clark, Associate Professor of the Practice of Sustainability in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy; Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of German, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvania; Laura Sayre, independent scholar, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

Social Epidemiology for Place and Health Equity

Co-Leads: Christine Gray, Assistant Research Professor of Global Health, and Emily D’Agostino, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Core Faculty: Aaron Hipp, Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability, North Carolina State University; Chantel Martin, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, UNC Chapel Hill; Carmen Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Public Policy, UNC Chapel Hill; Kristen Rappazzo, Epidemiologist, US Environmental Protection Agency

About Intellectual Community Planning Grants

A key goal of the Together Duke academic strategic plan is to invest in faculty as scholars and leaders of the university’s intellectual communities. Intellectual Community Planning Grants (ICPG) foster collaboration around new and emerging areas of interest. Project funds ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 can be used to cover the cost of meeting venues, external speakers, event materials, books or other meeting costs, and/or exploratory research (as by a student research assistant) into potential collaborators.

Due to the pandemic, ICPG were not offered in 2021. See the 2020 ICPG report.