Office of the Provost

Sabbatical Reports

Below are the final reports of UT faculty that participated in a sabbatical leave and have agreed to have their final reports posted: 

First Last Degree Rank Department College Leave Sabbatical Title
Iryna Pentina PhD Associate Professor Marketing and International   Business COBI Spring 2016 Developing a Theory or Brand-Related Consumer-Generated Content: A Case of Luxury Brands
Michael Boyd DMA Professor Music CoCA Fall 2015 Recording Project
Deborah Orloff MFA Professor Art CoCA Fall 2015 Elusive Memory
Jacqueline Layng Ed.D Professor Communication CoCA Fall 2015 Virtual Communication: An Analysis of Business Communication in the 21st Century
Paulette Kilmer Ph.D Professor Communication CoCA Spring 2016 Understanding the Inexplicable-Spooky Nineteenth Century News: (Also Applying Storytelling Skills to Twenty-First Century Media)
Noela Haughton Ph.D


Educational Foundations and   Leadership JHCOE Fall 2015 Towards Using Digital Badging   Technology to Extend the Formal Assessment and Accreditation Framework to Include Informal Competency-based Knowledge
Robert Schultz Ph.D Professor Curriculum and instruction JHCOE Spring 2016 Schultz Sabbatical 2016:  Qualitative Research in Gifted Education Book Proposal and Archival Research
Revathy  Kumar Ph.D Professor Educational Foundations and   Leadership JHCOE Spring 2016 Mindfulness, Motivation, and   Cultural Diversity in Schools
Yakov Lapitsky Ph.D


Chemical & Enviromental   Engineering ENG Fall 2015 Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)   Analysis of Micro-and Nanoparticle Interactions
Youngwoo   (Young) Seo Ph.D


Civil Engineering:  Jointly appointed to Chemical &   Environmental Engineering ENG Spring 2016 Advancing Biofilm Control and   Detection Methods
Mohammed Niamat Ph.D Professor EECS ENG Fall 2015 Quantum-dot Cellular Automata   (QCA) Nano Circuits
Hongyan  Zhang Ph.D Associate Professor MIME ENG Fall 2015 Intelligent Integration of CAD and Metal Forming in Topology Optimization of Automobile Structures
Caroline Menezes Ph.D Associate Professor Health Rehabilitation Sciences HHS Fall 2015 Cross-linguistic study of the   movement of speech articulators in persons with movement disorders specifically Parkinson
Jim Ferris Ph.D Professor Disability Studies Program LLSS Fall 2015-Spring 2016 What Color is Crippled? An   Exploration into Race, Disability, and Identity in Middle America
Kevin Egan Ph.D Associate Professor Economics LLSS Fall 2015 Investigating and Pursuing State-of-the-art Online Survey Techniques for Economic non-market Valuation  Analysis
Douglas Coleman Ph.D Professor English LLSS Spring 2016 Effective Input Design for   Language Learning
Daniel Compora Ph.D Associate Professor English LLSS Spring 2016 The Transformation of Rocky: From Film Character to Mythic Icon
An Chung Cheng Ph.D Associate Professor Foreign Languages LLSS Spring 2016 A study on the acquisition of   Spanish as a third language with corpus approach
Sujata Shetty Ph.D Associate Professor Geography and Planning LLSS Spring 2016 Planning for Population Decline:  Small and Mid-Size Cities in the U.S. Industrial Belt
Gregory Meyer Ph.D Professor Psychology LLSS Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Personality Assessment Research   and Writing
Joni Mihura Ph.D Associate Professor Psychology LLSS Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Personality Assessment Writing   and International Collaborations
Renee Heberle Ph.D Full Professor Political Science LLSS Spring 2016 The Human Auction
Rebecca Zietlow JD Professor Law Law Fall 2015 The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction
James Anderson Masters Assistant Professor Mathematics and Statistics NSM Spring 2016 Teaching MATH-1850 Using the   Flipped Classroom or Just-In-Time
Qin Shao Ph.D Full Professor Mathematics and Statistics NSM Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Inference of Time-Varying   Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity Time Series via Residuals
Biao Zhang Ph.D Professor Mathematics and Statistics NSM Spring 2016 Semiparametric Statistical   Inferences for ROC Curves and Surfaces
Randall Ellingson Ph.D Associate Professor Physics and Astronomy NSM Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Investigations of Interfacial   Charge Carrier Processes in Perovskite Photovoltaics
Last Updated: 6/21/17