Coppin State University has Been Awarded Nearly $1 million in Grant Funding in 2020 | Coppin State University

Coppin State University has Been Awarded Nearly $1 million in Grant Funding in 2020

Coppin receives grant funding for 2020 Published Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Coppin State University (CSU) has received a number of grants awards since January 2020, amounting to nearly $1 million.

Research and grant funding has a major impact on the various ways CSU benefits students, faculty, staff and the overall Baltimore and state of Maryland communities. 

Grants received include:

• $221,000 Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) grant to collaborate with Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) to develop an on-line program in education and on-line professional development modules. Both the degree program and the professional development modules will prepare education professionals to address the academic, social and cognitive needs of minority students in Baltimore City Schools and the State of Maryland. The initiatives will focus heavily on cultural cognition and the use of Culturally Responsive Teaching for urban students.  Dr. Juanita Ashby-Bey, CSU chair and assistant professor of teaching and learning in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education, is principal investigator of the grant.

• $149,000 Maryland Department of Health, Minority Health and Health Disparities grant titled. "Using the Health Belief Model to Assess Health Seeking Behaviors Associated with COVID-19 in Baltimore City. The findings will inform the state of Maryland in regard to future policies and funding opportunities related to COVID-19 prevention, screening, mask/face coverings, quarantine, isolation, hospitalizations, and contact tracing. Dr. Tracy Murray, CSU Dean and professor of College of Health Professions, is the principal investigator of the grant. 

• $148,000 Maryland Higher Education Commission’s (MHEC) Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) grant to plan and develop a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Ph.D., DNP consortium with Morgan State University school of nursing to help increase the number of African-American nurses with doctorate degrees. The grant funding will ultimately help CSU and other HBCUs address the shortage of African-Americans with doctorate degrees in the nursing profession.  Dr. Joan Tilghman, CSU professor and doctoral program chair of the Helene Fuld School of Nursing, was awarded the grant.

• $130,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore the creation of a culturally relevant intelligent tutor for students in developmental mathematics courses. This is one of several studies within a $2.4 million Broadening Participation Center for Research on Identity and Motivation of African-American Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The research is designed to examine the identity, motivation, and achievement of African-American undergraduates in STEM at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and beyond. The resulting knowledge will be shared with educators at HBCUs and high schools emphasizing factors that will help Black and Brown students attend college, persist and achieve in STEM majors. Researchers from CSU, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Winston-Salem State University are part of the collaboration. Dr. Leshell Hatley, CSU Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, serves on the team of five Principal Investigators. 

• $54,000 Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) One Step Away grant to increase college completion rates by providing associate and bachelor’s degree granting Maryland institutions with funds to identify, contact, re-enroll, and graduate near-completed students. Dr. Rolande Murray, CSU assistant professor of applied psychology and rehabilitation counseling, is the project director. 

• $50,000 Arkansas Children’s Research Institute grant to continue a collaborative research program for the Center for organic Synthesis Project titled “Synthesize and Characterize Microbe-derived Metabolite,“ to investigate biomarkers that will be used as standards in a variety of clinical research and diagnosis. Dr. Hany F. Sobhi, CSU Wilson H. Elkins professor of chemistry, professor organic & clinical chemistry and director Center for Organic Synthesis, is co-director of the grant.