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Aquatic Ecology / Aquaculture Research Projects

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  Aquaculture Research Projects Aquaculture Development in Delaware Although the aquaculture industry in Delaware is currently limited in scale, there is a large potential for growth.  A lack of knowledge about growing aquatic species, which species to grow and how to market the products once they are produced, and the lack of a model that fits into the existing farm infrastructure, may in part, be responsible for the limited industry.  At Delaware State University we are addressing these issues.  Our efforts have largely been aimed at identifying suitable aquaculture species for use in DE and low input methods to raise them profitably.  Baitfish Aquaculture in the Mid-Atlantic Baitfish aquaculture represents a strong growth area for industry in the Northeast.  The necessary technology to culture species such as golden shiners and fathead minnow is well established, and these two species supply much of the freshwater bait market nationally.  Conversely, in coastal areas much of the saltwater bait is wild caught.  Development of culture technologies for locally popular, saltwater bait species such as mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus, can ensure consistent supplies and help avoid over exploitation of the resource.  For the last few years we have been working to optimize culture methods for mummichogs.  Temperature and Salinity Dependent Growth of Weakfish Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis, once supported an important sport and commercial fishery.  Within the last twenty years, however, stock assessments and commercial catch of weakfish have steadily declined and have reached an all-time low.  Coupled with the plummeting biomass of these fish, global warming poses a significant threat to not only weakfish, but also the entire marine ecosystem.  Using aquaculture methods we are studying the effects of water temperature on weakfish.

Forage Production & Utilization

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    This research is investigating factors that will minimize forage production and utilization. Inputs are monitored to determine efficient levels that will maximize profit and protect environmental quality. Alfalfa is the primary hay crop in Delaware. Ongoing cultivar trials evaluate forage production, predicted feed value, and stand longevity. The impact of five levels of residual soil fertility and four levels of commercial fertilizer are being compared in a long-term experiment evaluating nutrient requirements of alfalfa when maximum yield management is practiced. A defoliation management experiment measures the effects of regrowth interval and fall harvest on dry matter production, forage quality, and stand persistence. Year-round grazing of rotational pastures by a cow-calf herd is being fine-tuned. Bermudagrass is being compared to reed canarygrass for utilization during July and August; maximum utilization during July and August. Maximum utilization of stockpiled tall fescue pastures is being determined; strip vs. Non-strip grazing management with and without ionophores are treatments. Endophyte levels in tall fescue pastures are measured annually. Animal response on the year-round system is measured by recording: conception and weaning rates; correlation of calf weights with expected progeny differences; pelvic areas; health; cow weights and condition; and correlation between seasonal forage production / quality and animal condition. All production inputs are recorded and compared to production product. The first attempted embryo flush at the University was successful and the first calf was born utilizing a surrogate cow. A Delaware State University bull was the second highest selling bull in the West Virginia Bull Performance Sale. A new bovine hospital and a feed processing center have been constructed in support of the forage-beef research.

Research Profile Dr. Gibson

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  Dr. Paul F. Gibson Title: Associate Professor College / Department: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology / Mathematics Number of Years at Delaware State University: 33 Work Address: ETV Building, Room 115 Work Phone: (302) 857-6643 Work Fax: (302) 857-7054 Work Email: pgibson@desu.edu Areas of Specialty/Research Types Different Geometry Topology Algebraic Probability Education Ph.D., Applied Mathematics Delaware State University, 2007 M.S., Mathematics, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, 1966 B.A., Mathematics Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas, 1964 Professional Affiliations Mathematics Association of America America Mathematical Society Honors and Awards Received (past five years) DSU Merit award 2008 Published Works Developing Properties of Sequence Transforms, Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Nova Sciences, 2007. A New Algebraic Structure for Finding the Reliability of Organizational Systems, Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Nova Sciences, 2006, 81-92. With Shi, X., Liu F., Umoh H., Two Kinds of Nonlinear Matrix Equations and their Corresponding Matrix Sequences, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, (2004), Volume 52, No.1, 1-15. Reliability of Organization System, Delaware State College Faculty, Volume 7, June 1977, 25-33. Conference Presentations Probability on Independent Probability Spaces, International Congress of Mathematics 2002 held in Madrid, Spain. August 20 - August 28, 2006. Developing Properties of Sequence Transforms, 2006- Applied Mathematics workshop, Delaware State University, July 31 - August 2, 2006. A New Algebraic Structure for Finding the Reliability of Organizational, Applied Mathematics workshop, Delaware State University, August 18- August 20, 2005. The Last Round Matching Problem, The Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America held in Atlanta, Georgia (January 2005). The Last Round Matching Problem, 2004 - Applied Mathematics workshop, Delaware State University, July 9 - July 11, 2004. Separation Properties Between US Space and KC Space, International Congress of Mathematics 2002 held in Beijing, China. August 9, 2002.    

Research Profile

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  Dr. Carlos M. Rodriguez Title: Associate Professor of Marketing College / Department: College of Business / Management Number of Years at Delaware State University: 5 Work Address: Bank of America Building, Suite 210F Work Phone: (302) 857-6938 Work Fax: (302) 857-6927 Work Email: crodriguez@desu.edu Areas of Specialty/Research Types Relationship Marketing: Business-to-Business. Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures design, process and implementation. Internationalization Processes, Exporting, and Market Entry Strategies. Decision Making Processes in Marketing and Strategic Marketing in Cross Cultural settings. New Product Development and Technology Management. Active Grants or Program Funding Target Corporation (2005 - present) Education Ph.D., Marketing; Pennsylvania State University MSc., Marketing and Quantitative Methods; Pennsylvania State University M.B.A. Master of Business Administration; School of Business Administration, ESAN B.Sc. Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering; Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, UNI I.E. Degree in Engineering Industrial Engineering; Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, UNI Professional Affiliations Academy of Marketing Science, AMS, USA Association of Engineers of Peru, Peru, # 25266 official registration American Marketing Association, AMA, USA Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion, CLADEA Business Association for Latin American Studies, BALAS Academy of International Business (AIB) Honors and Awards Received (past five years) 2007 Best paper submission, Lead Paper, Self-efficacy Beliefs, Institutional Climate, and Faculty Expectations as Determinants of Academic Achievement in Business Students, Journal of Business and Leadership, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007. 2006 Highly Commended Paper, Emergence of a Third Culture: Shared Leadership in International Strategic Alliances, International Marketing Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2005, Literati Network Awards for Excellence. 2006 Fellowship Award by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Professional Program to attend the Seminar Design and Strategy of Product Platforms. 2005 Fellowship Award by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Professional Program to attend the Seminar Design and Analysis of Experiments. 2004 Fellowship Award by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Professional Program to attend the Seminar Individual Choice Behavior and Application of Discrete Choice Analysis. 2004 Fellowship Award by Harvard Business School to attend the Seminar The Art and Craft of Writing Cases. Published Works / Presentations Self-efficacy Beliefs, Institutional Climate, and Faculty Expectations as Determinants of Academic Achievement in Business Students, Journal of Business and Leadership, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007. Undergraduate Business Marketing Education: Exploring the Collaborative Skills of High-Performing Marketing Managers: A Commentary, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007. Emergence of a Third Culture: Shared Leadership in International Strategic Alliances, International Marketing Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2005 ( Highly Commended Paper, International Marketing Review, Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2006). Impact of Design: Number of Hyperlinks and Node Size on Web Usefulness and Ease of Use. Co-authored with Dae R. Kim and Brian J. Reithel, published in the special Issue on Web-Based Information Quality, International Journal of Electronic Business Management (IJEBM), 2005. Relationship Bonding and Trust as Foundation for Commitment in International Strategic Alliances, USA-Mexico: A Latent Variable Structural Modeling Approach co-authored with David T. Wilson, Journal of International Marketing, Vol. 10, No. 4., 2002, pp: 53-76. Commentary on: "Technology in the Classroom: Teaching Business Marketing in the 21st. Century" by Richard P. Vlosky and David T. Wilson, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Vol. 5, Number 1/2,1998. Convergent Management Styles and Intercultural Fit: The Role of Culture in International Strategic Alliances USA-Mexico, Paper accepted for publication and presentation at the 1997 Business Association for Latin American Studies Conference, BALAS, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Dr. Carlos M. Rodriguez Title: Associate Professor of Marketing College / Department: College of Business / Management Number of Years at Delaware State University: 5 Work Address: Bank of America Building, Suite 210F Work Phone: (302) 857-6938 Work Fax: (302) 857-6927 Work Email: crodriguez@desu.edu Areas of Specialty/Research Types Relationship Marketing: Business-to-Business. Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures design, process and implementation. Internationalization Processes, Exporting, and Market Entry Strategies. Decision Making Processes in Marketing and Strategic Marketing in Cross Cultural settings. New Product Development and Technology Management. Active Grants or Program Funding Target Corporation (2005 - present) Education Ph.D., Marketing; Pennsylvania State University MSc., Marketing and Quantitative Methods; Pennsylvania State University M.B.A. Master of Business Administration; School of Business Administration, ESAN B.Sc. Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering; Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, UNI I.E. Degree in Engineering Industrial Engineering; Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, UNI Professional Affiliations Academy of Marketing Science, AMS, USA Association of Engineers of Peru, Peru, # 25266 official registration American Marketing Association, AMA, USA Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion, CLADEA Business Association for Latin American Studies, BALAS Academy of International Business (AIB) Honors and Awards Received (past five years) 2007 Best paper submission, Lead Paper, Self-efficacy Beliefs, Institutional Climate, and Faculty Expectations as Determinants of Academic Achievement in Business Students, Journal of Business and Leadership, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007. 2006 Highly Commended Paper, Emergence of a Third Culture: Shared Leadership in International Strategic Alliances, International Marketing Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2005, Literati Network Awards for Excellence. 2006 Fellowship Award by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Professional Program to attend the Seminar Design and Strategy of Product Platforms. 2005 Fellowship Award by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Professional Program to attend the Seminar Design and Analysis of Experiments. 2004 Fellowship Award by MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer Professional Program to attend the Seminar Individual Choice Behavior and Application of Discrete Choice Analysis. 2004 Fellowship Award by Harvard Business School to attend the Seminar The Art and Craft of Writing Cases. Published Works / Presentations Self-efficacy Beliefs, Institutional Climate, and Faculty Expectations as Determinants of Academic Achievement in Business Students, Journal of Business and Leadership, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007. Undergraduate Business Marketing Education: Exploring the Collaborative Skills of High-Performing Marketing Managers: A Commentary, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007. Emergence of a Third Culture: Shared Leadership in International Strategic Alliances, International Marketing Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2005 ( Highly Commended Paper, International Marketing Review, Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2006). Impact of Design: Number of Hyperlinks and Node Size on Web Usefulness and Ease of Use. Co-authored with Dae R. Kim and Brian J. Reithel, published in the special Issue on Web-Based Information Quality, International Journal of Electronic Business Management (IJEBM), 2005. Relationship Bonding and Trust as Foundation for Commitment in International Strategic Alliances, USA-Mexico: A Latent Variable Structural Modeling Approach co-authored with David T. Wilson, Journal of International Marketing, Vol. 10, No. 4., 2002, pp: 53-76. Commentary on: "Technology in the Classroom: Teaching Business Marketing in the 21st. Century" by Richard P. Vlosky and David T. Wilson, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Vol. 5, Number 1/2,1998. Convergent Management Styles and Intercultural Fit: The Role of Culture in International Strategic Alliances USA-Mexico, Paper accepted for publication and presentation at the 1997 Business Association for Latin American Studies Conference, BALAS, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

General Research Capability

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 Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 Land Grant Institution fostering the triad of teaching, research and extension/service. The University is a fully accredited institution of higher education, which grants degrees at the masters and undergraduate levels. As such, the University is composed of five divisions: Executive Services, Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Business and Finance, and University Advancement. Each division is headed by a vice president with the exception of Executive Services, which is headed by the President of the University.The Division of Academic Affairs is composed of five colleges and/or schools, which are as follows: College of Agriculture and Related Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education, Health and Public Policy, College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, and the College of Business. Three centers of excellence are also housed under Academic Affairs: Applied Optics of Delaware, Sea Food Safety Research Laboratory and Applied Mathematic Research Center. This division is where the majority of the formal academic educational activities are conducted on a day to day basis.Under the Division of Academic Affairs graduate degrees are offered as follows: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Social Work. At the graduate level 18 degree program options are offered. At the undergraduate level the University offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) with 187 degree program options. As outlined in the President’s Vision Statement the University will continue to offer an array of master’s and doctoral programs in areas of importance to the social and economic development of Delaware.In order to ensure an emphasis on research the President established a unit within the Office of the President with University-wide responsibilities for focusing on research. The unit is headed by a Ph.D. level scientist, which carries the title “Senior Administrator for Research”. In addition to working with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Chairpersons, Faculty and Staff within the University, the office works with businesses and industries throughout the State of Delaware and the United States of America with some international responsibilities related to research.Delaware State University Research Capability 2014 Agricultural Research CapabilityThe College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) at Delaware State University (DSU), through its mandate and mission, accelerates the development, transfer and access of modern science and technology-based developments in agriculture and related fields to small farmers and producers in Delaware, the nation and the world. The critical national challenges of a rising population, rising food prices, rising energy demand and an increasing population shift from rural to urban environments means that agriculture has to produce more food, fiber and energy with fewer people and in some places less space. Addressing these complex needs calls for both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach.As a Historically Black College and University with a long track record and rich mandate, Delaware State University is well positioned to contribute to the research, instruction and transformational education and outreach in the state and nation, as well as internationally in its areas of competence. To do this, CARS research is based on strong collaboration and cooperation among its four divisions of Human Ecology, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension and Cooperative Research. In addition, CARS administers a modern herbarium, and collaborates closely with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Laboratory Center of Excellence in Microbial Seafood Safety. The four pillars are responsive to the new high priority demands, which are identified by community and state need areas. Many of the solutions to the pressing challenges in human health and nutrition, climate change and the environment, organic agriculture, food safety, food security, aquaculture, biotechnology and bioenergy are rooted in agricultural-biosciences.  On Delaware State University’s 400-acre main campus, the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences houses 16 laboratories, two greenhouses, and a 34-pond Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Facility—all of which are dedicated to agriculture, food science and textile production and research. Additionally, DSU owns two farms in the Kent County community that are used for teaching, field research, and agriculture outreach and demonstration events. The 75-acre Hickory Hill facility is dedicated to forage, large and small ruminant, and poultry research, and the 192-acre Outreach and Research Center is dedicated to crop production and research. Long term water quality monitoring in the upper Choptank River Watershed and the effects of agricultural drainage on natural and managed systems on the Delmarva Peninsula wetlands, as it relates to land use, are other ongoing activities to address complex food and environmental systems.The college covers a broad range of agricultural and ag-bioscience subject matter areas. These include Ag-biotechnology, which addresses genomics in plants and animals; natural resources, which deals with the restoration of devastated habitats in national or natural estuarine reserves; aquaculture research and demonstration; and research on small ruminants. Culinary herbs, medicinal and oil plants research is a major plant science initiative that investigates native and endangered species, as well as alternative cash crops. Additional work is ongoing with several species of importance in the Delaware Bay and with terrestrial animals and birds in Delaware’s upland habitats. This collective collaborative research has broadened student participation from an early undergraduate stage to the post-doctoral level. The college also cooperates and supports student research from the other colleges. The outreach and transfer of research results to Delaware producers, landowners, businesses and families involve collaboration among research and extension as the 1890 land-grant mission dictates. 

The McNair Scholars Program FAQ

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Will participating in the Program cost me anything? There is no cost for participation in the program; we only ask that you give us some time and your allegiance. We will cover the costs of required materials, travel and registration fees for attendance at conferences. What if there is a conflict with my other class times? We are funded to serve 26 Scholars a year; participation at seminars is a requirement. A calendar is provided to each McNair scholar, and any scholar who feel that the scheduled times will interfere with their classes must make arrangements to meet with our TRIO Director, far in advance. Am I able to participate if I have already decided on a degree? Yes, the terms of the Program are that we serve students interested in and capable of attaining PhDs. The Program is designed to introduce you to graduate study. The McNair Program will assist you making this possible.  What majors are eligible to participate in the Program? All disciplines are welcome.  Are part time students eligible to become McNair Scholars? McNair scholars should be registered as full-time students  I'm a senior. Is it too late to become a McNair Scholar? The McNair Program is for low-income first generation sophomores and juniors with a GPA of 2.8.  What is a stipend? A stipend is payment for services rendered. In the McNair Scholars Program, you are paid for completing your research project or scholarly activity in a timely manner and participating in the program. Is this a scholarship? NO, a scholarship implies there is no service for the money given. McNair Scholars put in hours on their research projects or scholarly activities. Will the stipend affect my financial aid? NO, the stipend is paid as if the student were an employee and counts as student contribution to your aid package for the next year. It is a federal grant. What is offered to McNair scholars? Free transcript to send to graduate schools Three Credit Hours Career Center resources GRE Application Fee Waivers McNair Fellowships at universities all over the nation Scholars receive a $2800.00 stipend  Computers (available for use during the Program) Laptops (Available for use during presentations) When if the McNair research proposal and paper due? The McNair proposal is due – last day of the program after the presentation The McNair research paper is due – end of each summer. Can I use a pre-existing research as my intended research? No, research must be done under the guidance of your research instructor and mentor. It must be original. Will I be able to attend all graduate school visitations? No, the visiting school usually provides the required criteria. You will, however, be chosen to attend visitations according to your interest in graduate school. ALL SCHOOLS DO NOT OFFER ALL PROGRAMS OF INTEREST. What resources are available for McNair scholars? Resource Library (graduate catalogs) Financial Aid Resource Books Research Writing Books Information on preparing the personal statements Internship Opportunities Personal Computers Graduate Record Exam (GRE Preparation) Power Point Presentation Workshops Color Printer Fax Machine  

Ronald E. McNair Program Benefits

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  McNair participants have the privilege of attending workshops concentrated on the following topics:  Benefits of the Program The McNair Program offers the following: 1. Academic Research An orientation to the McNair Program Three Credit Hours A rigorous Ten Weeks Summer Research Institute Opportunities to conduct research Preparation in writing a publishable abstract and a proposal for the McNair Journal Thesis preparation and presentation Submission of a graduate level publishable research paper Effective Theories and Practices for successful research Network support group of faculty and other McNair scholars Ability to participate in presentations, workshops, professional meetings, and conferences 2. Graduate School Preparation Professional and Career development Resume Development and Organization Successful interviewing strategies Assistance in identifying and choosing a graduate program Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Workshop Assistance in locating financial aid Exposure to graduate school How to apply to graduate school Graduate School Fee waivers Preparation toward the completion and submission of graduate school applications 3. Post Research Support Offers tutoring Academic counseling and advising Scheduled workshops for McNair scholars Continued support from program staff and faculty mentors Earned stipend not to exceed $2,800 Many other topics McNair participants are eligible to receive graduate school application fee waivers to apply to a university or universities of his/her choice. The McNair Program at Delaware State University provides scholars with a comprehensive program of support and preparation for graduate study

Delaware Center for Scientific and Applied Computation (DeSAC)

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  To build this capacity at Delaware State University and in the communities of South Delaware, the Delmarva Peninsula and the North-East Corridor, DSU plans to establish the Delaware Center for Scientific and Applied Computation (DeSAC). The major goals of DeSAC are to Provide efficient service to biomedical researches at DSU, within Delaware and nationwide Help DSU students in the sciences and applied math / computer science to better prepare for graduate studies in the fields related to computational biology, bioinformatics, computational physics / chemistry and numerical mathematics Enhance and strengthen graduate student research at DSU Support efforts of DSU towards establishing PhD programs in areas of importance to the social and economic development of Delaware, with special emphasis on the natural sciences and agriculture Boost collaboration between DSU and the industrial community in related research / development fields Develop a community of scholars with talent and expertise that will garner regional and national recognition Become a natural seed and basis for activities on developing a proposed research incubator at DSU. The Delaware BRIN has provided the necessary support structure to establish a biotechnology program at DSU and equip it with the essential computing facility that provides students with access to state-of-the-art technology and software in bioinformatics. Dr. Marwan Rasamny and Dr. Dragoljub Pokrajac, both in the DSU Computer and Information Sciences Department, have played a major role in the realization of the bioinformatics core during the Delaware BRIN project. Dr. Rasamny was closely involved in designing the network and purchasing the computers and server that supports bioinformatics. Dr. Pokrajac has played an instrumental role in developing, implementing, and offering the bioinformatics curriculum to support the biotechnology program at DSU. The biotechnology-training laboratory at DSU presently houses the bioinformatics equipment purchased through funding from the Delaware BRIN that includes a SunFire V880 server with two 750 MHz SPARC processors, 4 GB of memory and 216 GB of disk storage, a 1000 hardware raid disk array with 145 GB of disk storage expandable to over a terabyte of disk storage; 6 SunBlade X3Delite with 500 MHz UltraSPARC – IIe processors and SunPCi co-processor card and 18” TFT displays; and 4Dell Precision workstations with 1.5 GHz Xeon processors and 400 MHz front side bus, nVidia Quadro2 EX graphics card, 512 MB of memory and a 40 GB internal drive.  DESAC for Research and Bioinformatics   Jaiwant Mulik, Assistant Professor Computer and Information Science Department Delaware State University 305D Science Center North 1200 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 Phone:  302-857-7910 Fax:  302-857-6552 Email:  jmulik@desu.edu Ph.D., Computer Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2004 M.S., Computer Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2000 B.E., Computer Engineering, Mumbai University, India, 1998   Dragoljub Pokrajac, Assistant Professor Computer and Information Science Department Delaware State University 305D Science Center North 1200 N Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901 Phone:  302-857-7053 Fax:  302-857-6552 Email:  dpokraja@desu.edu Ph.D., Computer Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002 M.S., Telecommunication systems, University of Nis, Serbia, 1997 B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, 1993   Marwan Rasamny, Chairperson Computer and Information Science Department Delaware State University 305D Science Center North 1200 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901 Phone: 302-857-7896 Fax: 302-857-6552 rasamny@desu.edu Ph.D., Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1999 M.S., Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1992 B.S., Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, 1990  

NIH – National Center for Research Resources

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Research Scientists   Peter R. DiMaria, Associate Professor Chemistry Department Delaware State University 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Phone: (302) 857-6532 Fax: (302) 857-6539 Email: pdimaria@desu.edu Ph.D., Biochemistry, Temple University, 1982 B.S., Biology, Ursinus College, 1975   Melissa A. Harrington, Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences Delaware State University Room 113, Mishoe Science Center North 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Phone: (302) 857-7117 Fax: (302) 857-7369 mharring@desu.edu Ph.D., Stanford University 1993 B.S., Purdue University, 1986   Leonard G. Davis, Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences Delaware State University Room 101, Mishoe Science Center North 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Phone:  (302) 857-7370 Fax:  (302) 857-6512 ledavis@desu.edu Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Illinois at the Medical Center, 1979 M.S., Physiological Psychology, Northwestern University, 1974 B.S., Biology, University of Illinois - Urbana, 1969   Dragoljub Pokrajac, Assistant Professor Computer and Information Science Department Delaware State University 305D Science Center North 1200 N Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901 Phone:  302-857-7053 Fax:  302-857-6552 dpokraja@desu.edu Ph.D., Computer Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002 M.S., Telecommunication systems, University of Nis, Serbia, 1997 B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, 1993   Samuel A. Besong, Associate Professor and Chairperson Family and Consumer Sciences Department Delaware State University John R. Price, Room 103 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Phone:  (302) 857-6440 Fax:  (302) 857-6641 sbesong@desu.edu Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1996  M.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY,  1993 B.S., Berea College, Berea, KY, 19901   Fengshan Liu, Professor and Chairperson Department of Applied mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Applied Mathematics Research Center Delaware State University Room 127, ETV 1200 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901 Phone: 302-857-6646/7516 Fax: 302-857-7517 fliu@desu.edu Ph.D., Applied Functional Analysis, University of Delaware, Newark, DE,  1995 M.A., Partial Differential Equations, Jilin University, P. R. China,  1985 B.S., Mathematics, Jilin University, P.R. China, 1982   Sabrina McGary, Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences Delaware State University Room 112  Mishoe Science Center South 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Phone:  (302) 857-7464 Fax:  (302) 857-6512 smcgary@desu.edu Ph.D., Univ. of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD , 1998-2002 M.S., Univ. of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD , 1993-1998 B.A., Ripon  

Policies and Procedures

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Proposal/Grant Submissions The Principal Investigator (PI) The individual responsible for conceiving and enacting a project is known as the principal investigator. When this individual takes on the task of preparing a proposal for submission to an outside source, he or she agrees to manage the ensuing grant or contract in compliance with the terms, conditions, and policies of both the sponsor and the University. Only one principal investigator should be named to delineate clear lines of responsibility for project management. In some instances, a colleague central to the project may be named co-principal investigator or be given another appropriate title. University Affiliation for Institutional Awards The principal investigator must be a member of the full­time faculty, professional, or senior staff, or be an administrative officer of the University. Depending on the nature of the proposal, individuals with other University appointments may serve as principal investigators. Naming an individual in the proposal who is not an employee of the University does not commit the institution to employing that individual. Unless otherwise indicated in the proposal, principal investigators are expected to be in residence at the University during the period of project operation. Principal investigators seeking a leave of absence during this period must obtain written authorization from the sponsor through the Office of Sponsored Programs. All sponsored projects that utilize campus facilities such as laboratories, classrooms, etc., involve human subjects, animals, radioactive materials, or toxic or hazardous substances, involve any other faculty, staff or graduate students as part of the project budget, or in any way affect the University, must comply with University regulations. Requests must be submitted through the OSP for review and approval.  

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