Faculty Research

  • Research Corporation:  $100,000 Cottrell Scholar Award granted to physics professor Charlie Doret ’02.  This three-year award may be used in any manner that will further Doret’s research and teaching and development as a teacher-scholar.  (April 2017)
  • Russell Sage Foundation: Two-year $96,931 grant awarded to economics professors Lara Shore-Sheppard, Lucie Schmidt, and Tara Watson to support their research project “The Impact of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on Public Program Participation & Labor Market Outcomes of Low-Wage Workers.”  This grant will support the salaries of the three professors, stipends for Williams students conducting research with them, and travel to the Yale Federal Statistical Research Data Center.  (December 2016)
  • American Physiological Society: $11,200 APS Research Career Enhancement Award granted to Professor of Biology Steve Swoap to support his training to expand his investigative methodology of the central nerve pathways that control natural torpor. (July 2016)
  • American Chemical Society:  $70,000 grant awarded to Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen for her research on using organic-walled microfossils to reconstruct past environments and paleo-ecological conditions, focusing on the Late Devonian biodiversity crisis. This grant will support the salary of Professor Cohen, stipends for the Williams students conducting research with her, supplies, and field work. (June 2016)
  • North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES): $224,564 grant awarded to Professor of Marine Sciences, Emeritus James Carlton for his continuing research of Japanese tsunami marine debris.  Williams will again be the lead institution of this grant, the third awarded by PICES, working w/Moss Landing Marine Labs, Oregon State University, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, researching impacts of invasive species associated w/marine debris caused by the Great Tsunami of 2011. The grant will support salaries, supplies, equipment, & travel. (June 2016)