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Current DDE Funding Recipients

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Fall 2022 Recipients

Principal Investigator Project Title
Guy Harrison Black Ice: an (Auto)Ethnography of Black Hockey Fandom and Media Consumption in the US
Minjie Li Together Yet Divided: How Strategic Communication Can Improve the Intergroup Relations Among Marginalized Groups
Briana Rosenbaum Using History of Discrimination in Legal Education to Promote Critical Conversations about Systemic Racism, Institutional Responsibility, and Restorative Justice

Principal Investigator Project Title
Lyndsey Hornbuckle Effect of Partner Support During Exercise in African-American Adults Dyads – Community Advisory Board Expansion
Shannon Hayward Creating Growth Opportunities through the Arts for Underrepresented Populations in Knoxville
Alison Buchanan Knoxville-Tennessee Environmental Soil and Stream Testing (K-TESST)
Janiece Pigg Advancing Programmatic Accessibility in Outdoor Recreation and Camping in 4-H Youth Development

Principal Investigator Project Title
Liz Teston Public Interiority Exhibition Community Design STEAM Installation
Janiece Pigg Furthering the Establishment of Spanish 4-H Youth Curriculum and Parental Resources
Erica Mitchell Understanding Relationship Needs for Foster Care and Adoptive Families: A Provider Perspective
Jennifer Bolden Strengthening Underserved Communities by Cultivating Engagement and Supporting Scholars (SUCCESS)