Externally-funded grants support world-class research and engagement.

Externally Funded Grants
Principle investigators Grant Name Funding Agency Amount Dates additional information
Bowman, Nicholas A Belonging Intervention to Improve STEM Outcomes for Underrepresented Students: A Randomized-Controlled Trial at 22 Colleges 2018-2020 Indiana University $222,713  
Didion Johnston, Lisa A Comparison of Audio Observation and In-Person Observation of Teacher Behavior 2020-2021 IMRF $36,112  
Bruhn, Allison A Comparison of Teacher Ratings and Direct Observation 2017-2018 IMRF $31,431  
Liu, William A Measure to Identify Growth from Discrimination in College Student Populations 2017-2018 IMRF $29,952  
Aloe, Ariel A Meta-analysis of Social and Behavioral Outcomes for ADHD in School Settings 2016-2018 SUNY $232,058  
Bowman, Nicholas A New Approach for Measuring Spirituality: The Development of an Authenticity Scale 2020-2021 IMRF $36,112  
Sanchez, Jennifer, Wadsworth, John, Ali, Saba Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Improving Access to Health Care in High Need and Underserved Rural Communities 2019-2022 HRSA $1,341,925  
Plakans, Lia, Johnson, David Advocacy, Capacity, and Collaboration for English Learners in Iowa (ACCEL) 2017-2021 US Department of Education $2,225,359  
Didion Johnston, Lisa An Extension of the Data Mountain Program to Improve Fluency for Elementary Students With or At-Risk for Reading Disabilities 2021-2022 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust $85,520  
Vispoel, Walter Applications of Generalizability Theory for Objectively Scored Ordinal Measures 2017-2018 IMRF $35,546  
Bahr, Patricia Assistive Technology in Iowa's Specially Designed Instruction 2016/2017 IA DoE $77,229  
Ali, Saba, Foley Nicpon, Megan, Bermingham, Charles, Martinez, Denise Building a Mental Health Workforce to Serve Rural Iowa Youth 2021-2025 HRSA $1,909,273  
Barnhardt, Cassie Campus-based mobilization: Measuring characteristics, processes, and outcomes 2017-2018 IMRF $20,821  
Assouline, Susan Lynn, Ihrig, Lori Closing the Excellence Gap: Implementing the STEM Excellence and Leadership Program to Understand the Role of Local Agency in Broadening High-Potential, Rural Students' STEM Participation 2017-2021 NSF $1,979,221  
Aloe, Ariel Collaborative Research: Partial and Multilevel Effect Sizes in Meta-analysis 2015-2018 NSF $96,663  
Brennan, Robert College Board 2014-2019 College Board $1,935,332  
Barnhardt, Cassie Comparing Contemporary Campus Mobilization at Scale: Tactics,Intensity, and Media Attention 2020-2021 UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Fellowship $20,000  
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin Construction and Validation of the Multicultural Group Environment Scale (MGES): An Exploratory factor Analysis 2017-2018 APF $1,000  
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin Construction and Validation of the Therapeutic Goal Orientation Scale (TOGS): An Exploratory Factor Analysis 2017-2018 IMRF $29,952  
Mintz, Catherine, Templin, Jonathan Doctoral Dissertation Research: Multidimensional Nominal Response Models in Adaptive Testing 2021-2022 NSF $11,994  
Liddell, Debora Editor, Journal of College Student Development 2015-2020 ACPA $290,000  
Bardhoshi, Gerta, Locke, Leslie Engaging At-Risk Latinx Students’ Sense of Belonging in Muscatine High School: A Group Counseling Intervention Informed by Photovoice 2018 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust $89,908  
Bowman, Nicholas Examining and Tailoring Academic Policies to Enhance Undergraduate Student Success and Equity 2021-2023 University of Iowa $113,768  
Assouline, Susan Lynn Expansion of STEM Excellence and Literacy (SEAL) Program 2017-2019 Jack Kent Cooke $200,000  
EXTREEMS-QED: Large Data Analysis and Visualization at the University of Iowa 2014-2019 NSF $579,451  
Kivlighan, Dennis Martin, Sanchez, Jennifer, Ali, Saba Graduate Psychology Training in Telepsychology and OUD and SUD Prevention and Treatment in Rural Iowa 2019-2022 HRSA $1,343,925  
Hand, Brian Improving Early Childhood Language Development Through Science 2018-2021 Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust $394,247  
McDermott, Mark Improving Student Science Learning through the Argument-Based Strategies and STEM Infused Science Teaching (ASSIST) Teaching Approach 2015-2018 Iowa Board of Regents - Title IIA, "Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program" $472,271  
Fulmer, Gavin Improving Two-Tier Item Measures of Scientific Reasoning for Secondary Students 2017-2018 IMRF $31,431  
Ali, Saba Integrating Behavioral Health into Rural Medicine 2017-2021 HRSA $1,312,154  
Bruhn, Allison, King, Seth, Santos, Ann, Datchuk, Shawn, O'Brien, Matthew, Schieltz, Kelly Interdisciplinary Training Project in Special Education and School Psychology (SP2) 2020-2025 US Department of Education $986,920  
Assouline, Susan Lynn Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 2017-2018 Academy of Applied Science $17,100  
Segre, Alberto, Bowman, Nicholas IUSE:EHR Pair Programming as a Pedagogical Approach for Promoting Success and Equity in Computer Science Coursework 2016-2019 NSF $137,893  
Reed, Deborah LiNK Evaluation Study 2018-2021 Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK) $555,555  
Wadsworth, John Long-term Training: The University of Iowa Rehabilitation Counseling Program (UIRCP) 2019-2024 US Department of Education $933,636  
Hand, Brian, Fulmer, Gavin Moving Beyond Pedagogy: Developing Teachers’ Adaptive Expertise in Using the Epistemic Complexity of Science 2018-2022 NSF $2,884,239  
Cwiertny, David NRT-INFEWS: Paths to sustainable food-energy-water systems in resource-limited communities 2017-2020 NSF $188,152  
Sanchez, Jennifer Patterns of Opioid Misuse Among Persons with Disabilities in the United States 2019 Center for Large Data Research & Data Sharing in Rehabilitation $18,000  
Reed, Deborah PIAAC Prison Data Analysis 2017-2018 AERA $20,000  
Johnson, Ebonee Project PEER (Prevent, Engage, Empower, Respond) 2020-2025 SAMHSA $998,865  
Bruhn, Allison, Hendrickson, Jo Project SCORE IT: Developing and Evaluating Interactive Technology to Support Self-Monitoring and Data-Based Decision-Making in the Classroom 2016-2019 IES $1,178,530  
Bowman, Nicholas Promoting the Representation and Success of Students from Minoritized Racial Groups at U.S. Law Schools 2020-2021 AccessLex Institute / Association for Institutional Research $49,712  
Bardhoshi, Gerta Psychometric Exploration and Synthesis of the School Counselor Self-Efficacy Scale 2018-2019 IMRF $35,546  
Bardhoshi, Gerta Psychometric Exploration and Synthesis of the Survey of Perceived Organizational Support (SPOS-8) 2020-2021 IMRF $35,231  
Hollingworth, Liz Shared Visions Preschool Program Evaluation 2021 Iowa Department of Education $4,500  
Ogren, Christine Summers Off: A History of American Teachers' Other Three Months 2017-2018 Spencer Foundation $49,876
Langguth, Nancy Support of work within the Bureau of Leading, Teaching, Learning Services 2020 Iowa Department of Education $31,217  
Coghill-Behrends, William Supporting Excellence in STEM Teaching and Learning through Community of Practice 2021 American Councils for International Education $5,000  
Welch, Catherine Technical Support of Statewide Assessments Program 2017-2018 Iowa Department of Education $393,112  
Liddell, Debora The Emory Integrity Project: Integrating and Assessing an Integrity Initiative in University Education and Student Life 2016-2019 Emory University $148,000  
Hong, Dae The University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College: From Community College to University - Recruiting and Developing Culturally Responsive & Proficient Mathematics Teachers 2019-2024 NSF $1,423,403  
Wadsworth, John The University of Iowa Long-Term Training Program: Rehabilitation Counseling, Deadline Extension Application 2020-2025 US Department of Education $779,968  
Vispoel, Walter Understanding Latent State-Trait Theory and Generalizability Theory within a Common Conceptual Analytical Framework 2020-2021 IMRF $36,112  
Vispoel, Walter Understanding Latent State-Trait Theory and Generalizability Theory within a Common Conceptual Analytical Framework 2021-2022 IMRF $37,176  
Devane, Benjamin Understanding Physics through Design and Play: Integrating Skateboarding with STEM in an Integrated Digital and Physical Game-Based Children’s Museum Exhibit 2016-2019 Iowa Children's Museum (ICM) $236,380  
Wojciak, Armeda Urban and Rural Contexts of Iowa Home Visiting Programs – The use of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Services 2017-2018 Injury Prevention Center $22,439  
Aloe, Ariel, Reed, Deborah Validating a Measure of Educators Knowledge of Reading 2018-2019 IMRF $23,359  
Reed, Deborah, Aloe, Ariel Varied Practice Reading for Middle School Students With or At Risk for Reading Disabilities 2021-2025 Institute of Education Sciences $1,999,912  
Grooms, Ain What's Your Excuse?: Chronic Absenteeism in a Rural Majority-Minority High School 2017-2018 Center for Educational Transformation $21,638