Grants & Research Committee

The Grants & Research (G&R) Committee works to advance scholarship in SP-based education.  The committee supports members in acquiring knowledge and experience in order to contribute to the field through research, dissemination of research, and education.

The committee’s Scholars Certificate Program provides members opportunities to develop foundational knowledge of SP-focused scholarship through the completion of a six-workshop series. 

The ASPE Research/Project Award promotes scholarship by providing funds for unique research or development projects in SP methodology. 


Lou Clark: Committee Chair, Arizona State University, [email protected]


Holly Gerzina, M.Ed., Ph.D., CHSE, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Benjamin Blatt, George Washington University

Daniel Grant Cloyd, TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine

Shawn Galin, University of Alabama

Kevin Hobbs

Jacqueline Klevan, Jefferson University

Kerry Knickle, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Shirley McAdam, University of Vermont

Nancy McNaughton, Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Jane Lindsay Miller, University of Minnesota

Cate Nicholas, University of Vermont

Darlene Parker, Vanderbilt University

Kris Roudebush, University of Kansas

Pamela Saunders, Georgetown University

Anne Swanson, Western University of the Health Sciences

Karen Szauter, University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

Amy Thompson, University of Cincinnati

Tonya Thompson, University of Arkansas

Rachel Yudkowsky, University of Illinois at Chicago


Committee Goals Previous Year

  • Increase active membership of the G&R committee
    • 3 members added, including 1 international member
  • Promote and recognize scholarship amongst our general membership
    • Olivia Mittel, MD grant winner for 2016,  and 8 LOIs for 2017 cycle
  • Advertise and expand the educational offerings of the G&R committee members at our annual meeting
    • Robust scholarship certificate program.  At least 10 sessions offered by G&R members at the June meeting.  Presence of the “Lucy Booth” during afternoon breaks.


Committee Goals Upcoming Year

  • Further define and expand the scholarship certificate program; place on a rotating curriculum
  • Increase the grant awards and make them available to all members of ASPE
  • Continue to expand the active G&R membership and its involvement in conference programs
  • Better define grant criteria and expectations of “grant receivables”