COH Faculty Receive Provost Investment Fund Grants

May 10, 2022

Two projects involving College of Humanities professors have been selected in this year’s round of grants from the Provost’s Investment Fund.


The proposals are:



  • Field Science Via Virtual and Augmented Realities 
    Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Maximillian, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Science.
    Team Members: Scott Cowell, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Environmental Science, and Bryan Carter, Director of the Center for Digital Humanities.
    Funding: $187,248


The Office of the Provost solicited proposals that were innovative, aspirational and aligned with the University’s strategic plan and several institutional priorities:


  • Increasing students' success, including graduation and retention rates, especially for groups underrepresented within the relevant disciplines.
  • Promoting growth and opportunities to generate new revenue for the institution.
  • Expanding student experiential learning.
  • Enhancing research capacity.
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion.


The proposals were two of the nine selected, out of a total of 92 applications.