Recent Awards


Congratulations to the following faculty for recently receiving grant awards!


Dr. Sandy Smith, Head and Professor of Emergency Management

Received $5,000 from Arkansas Children's Hospital to conduct a hazard vulnerability analysis

Dr. David Mudrinich, Professor of Art

Received $4,112 from Entergy to create a mural at Arkansas Nuclear One

Dr. Penny Willmering, Program Director and Professor of Rehabiliation Science

Received $112,550 from Vocational Rehabilitation and the University of Arkansas to provide counseling to those with significant disabilities in the region.

Dr. Rajib Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Received $34,108 from UAMS to develop fluorescents probes for determination of human serum albumin.

Dr. Carl Brucker, Department Head of English and World Languages and Professor of English

Received $198,132 from the Arkansas Department of Education to support this summer's ESOL Institute.

Dr. Thomas Nupp, Program Director and Professor of Wildlife Science

Received $53,098 from the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service to survey and monitor the Interior Least Tern population.

Dr. Muhammad Khan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Received $1,000 from the Arkansas Academy of Science for an Undergraduate Research Grant with Bipul Simkhada.

Dr. Jorista Garrie (van der Merwe), Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science

Received $3,960 from the USDA Forest Service to conduct fisheries, wildlife, and ecosystem monitoring and studies to understand the effects of forest management activities on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.

Mrs. Jessica Pipkins, Adult Education Instructor

Received $742 for her Giving Tree application to provide GED testing for students in Johnson County.

Dr. Michael Brodrick, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Received $1,600 from the Charles Koch Foundation for his Travel Grant Proposal to present his research at the 2018 Association of Private Enterprise Education Meetings.

Dr. Michael Murders, Chief Academic Officer – Ozark Campus

Received $38,150 in Perkins Reserve Funds from ADHE for Automation Technology curriculum.

Drs. Seyed Ehsan Hosseini (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering) and Bruce Chehroudi (Head of Mechanical Engineering)

Received $35,000 for a NASA EPSCoR 2018 RID Award for their project titled, “Meso-scale Non-premixed Vortex Combustion with Thermal Recuperation”.

 Dr. Reza Hamidi, Assistant Professor of Electerical Engineering

Received 30 licenses of EMTP-RV software as a donation from POWERSYS Inc for enhancement of research and teaching at ATU.