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Announcing Recipients of the 2024 Westphal Mini-Grants   

March 12, 2024

The Westphal Research Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Westphal Mini-Grants. In alignment with our strategic plan, Westphal for All, these grants reflect our strategy to provide resources for our faculty to pursue research, scholarship, and creative work that increases the impact of their work and the visibility of our college. 

Westphal Mini-Grants provide funding to full-time Westphal faculty pursuing individual or collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities. The 2024 Mini-Grant awardees and their project titles are listed below:



Project Title

Ulrike Altenmueller-Lewis

Architecture, Design & Urbanism

Development of Design Resources for Architects and Designers to Develop Better Educational Environments for Neurodiverse Students

Jeffrey Apruzzese

Arts & Entertainment Enterprise

Exploring the Transformative Dynamics of Opening Performances

Jennifer Blazina

Art & Art History

The Funding of Glass For at the Allen County Museum Exhibition

Michael Glaser


Homesteading and the Right to Repair: A Radical Reimagining of Consumer Aesthetics

Joseph Hancock


Fashion Brand Stories 4th Edition

Ryan Moys

Arts & Entertainment Enterprise

Instructional Design Pilot Through Recording Keith Secola

Nicholas Natalicchio

Cinema & Television

Gardens of the Galaxy: Plant Life on Mars

Toby Seay

Arts & Entertainment Enterprise

Knowledge Transfer in Music Engineering

Delia Solomons

Art & Art History

Book Project: Marisol's Containment Culture

Joe Steinhardt

Arts & Entertainment Enterprise

The Role of transparency and procedural justice in consumer views and acceptance of AI Music

Mark Stockton

Art & Art History

The Norman We all Live With - Presentation Support

Andrew Zitcer

Architecture, Design & Urbanism

Democracy as Creative Practice