LMU Faculty External Teaching Grants and Funding

Excellent teaching is at the core of LMU's educational mission. LMU has many outstanding teachers whose work has been supported by external funding. We celebrate LMU teachers as scholars here by listing external teaching grants and funding.

If you are aware of an external teaching grant or funding received by LMU funding that we did not list, please let us know at teachers@lmu.edu. If you want to apply for an external grant, please contact the Office for Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).

2011

Magaly Lavadenz, Ph.D., Language and Culture in Education
Elvira Armas, Ed.D., Center for Equity for English Language Learners (CEEL)
FLAP: Global Connections: Creating 21st Century Biliterate/Bicultural Children
Walnut Valley Unified School District/U.S. Department of Education

Todd Shoepe, Natural Science
Student Generated Dissection Images and Mobile Computing in Anatomy Lab
Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Magaly Lavadenz, Ph.D., Language and Culture in Education
Elvira Armas, Ed.D., Center for Equity for English Language Learners (CEEL)
"Doing What Works" for Transition Kindergarten Dual Language Learners:
A focus on effective classroom practices for vocabulary and dialogic reading
U.S. Dept. of Education (USDE)

Magaly Lavadenz, Ph.D., Language and Culture in Education
Chinese Teacher Language Preparation: Summer Institute for 2011
University of Maryland, College Park: National Foreign Language Center
U.S. Department of Defense: National Security Agency

2010

Jacqueline Dewar, Ph.D., Lily Khadjavi, Ph.D., and Alissa Crans, Ph.D. Mathematics
"Women and Mathematics" for Future Teachers
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) / The Tensor Foundation

Holly Levitski, Ph.D., Jewish Studies, with Dorothy Clark (CSUN), and David Greenfield (LMU)
The Holocaust and/in Poland: A Team-Taught, Interdisciplinary, On-Site Service learning Course.
Taube Foundation

Herbert Medina, Ph.D., Mathematics
Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CRUM) Research Group.
CRUM/Brigham Young University (BYU)/National Science Foundation (NSF)

Edmundo Litton, Ed.D., School of Education
Teaching for Social Justice: The LMU Intern Program
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

2009

Stephanie August, Ph.D., Computer Science
Enhancing Expertise, Sociability and Literacy through Teaching Artificial Intelligence as a
Laboratory Science (TAILS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Gary Kulek, Ph.D., Biology
Science Education Alliance
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Carolyn Viviano, Ph.D., Natural Science
Capstone Course for LMU's Secondary Science Education Majors. Workshop Biology//Chemistry
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) / National Science Foundation (NSF)

Magaly Lavadenz, Language and Culture in Education
Chinese Language Teacher Preparation: Summer Institute for 2009
University of Maryland, College Park: National Foreign Language Center/U.S. Department of Defense:
National Security Agency

2008

Michael G. Lee, Theological Studies
Convivencia and Assessment Strategies for Introductory Religion Courses at LMU
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Alissa S. Crans, Mathematics
Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference 2009. To provide a forum for undergraduates at all
levels to learn more about the opportunities available to math majors both during and after college.
Mathematical Association of America

Francisco Ramos, Language and Culture in Education
Improving the Preparation of First-Year Catholic School Teacher through Self-Reflection
Spencer Foundation

Terese Aceves, Educational Support Services
Project REAL: Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers who Provide Evidence-based Instruction
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

2007

Magaly Lavadenz, Language and Culture in Education
Chinese Language Teacher Preparation: Summer Institute for 2008
University of Maryland, College Park: National Foreign Language Center/U.S. Department of Defense:
National Security Agency

Herbert Medina and co-PI's Tina Choe, José Saez, and Barbara A. Christie, Mathematics
The Descartes Scholars Program (DSP)
National Science Foundation: Directorate for Education and Human Resources: Undergraduate Education

2006

Mary Fraser, School of Education
Strengthening the Teacher Education Pipeline
Los Angeles Mission College/U.S. Department of Education: Office of Postsecondary Education: Institutional
Development and Undergraduate Education Service