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DELTA Grants Recipients for 2020-2021 Announced

DELTA is pleased to announce this year’s recipients for new and continuing DELTA Grants. DELTA is awarding more than $250,000 to 29 recipients representing nine academic colleges, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and the Global Training Initiative. 

DELTA is providing continued support to one Critical Path grant recipient from the 2019-2020 DELTA Grants cycle.

We look forward to collaborating with our faculty and campus partners to tackle instructional challenges with innovative solutions that promote the use of instructional technology and course design. DELTA staff members seek new ways to apply methods of instruction and innovation through DELTA Grants to achieve our goals of enhancing student success and creating a technology-rich learning environment at NC State.  

This year’s grant types include Online and Distance Education, Exploratory, Faculty Fellows, Rapid Design, Blended Learning, and Critical Path. 

Recipient (s)Grant TypeTitleCollegeDepartment
Terri BilleisenOnline and Distance EducationUsing 3-D Photos to Facilitate Insect Specimen Investigation and IdentificationCALSEntomology and Plant Pathology 
Larry Blanton and Colin KeenanExploratoryExperiential Online Teaching Space: An Instructional Framework for Utilizing Mozilla HubsCALSPlant and Microbial Biology
Marissa Herchler and Adam FahrenholzExploratoryInteractive web-based laboratories for feed manufacturingCALSPrestage Family Dept. of Poultry Science
Kimberly Ange-van HeugtenOnline and Distance EducationEstablishing A New Vision for a Classic NC State Online Course: Principles of Animal NutritionCALSAnimal Science
Kimberly Allen and Angie SmithExploratorySupporting the Wellbeing of Distance Eduction StudentsCALSAgricultural and Human Sciences & Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
Julian TremeFaculty FellowsFaculty Fellows GrantCALSAgricultural and Resource Economics
Elaine BohorquezFaculty Fellows



Faculty Fellows GrantCALSPrestage Family Dept. of Poultry Science
Sarah Kirby and Jamie AlexanderRapid DesignYFCS 540 Course DesignCALSAgricultural and Human Sciences
Julia McKeownExploratoryEmerging Technologies: From Theory to Practice and ApplicationEducationTeacher Education and Learning Sciences
Peter HesslingOnline and Distance EducationConverting a Qualitative Methodology Course to an online formatEducationEducational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
Michelle BartlettFaculty FellowsFaculty Fellows GrantEducationEducational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
Angie Smith, Barry Olson, and Justine HollingsheadBlended LearningTraining and Development: Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management, Course Offering and TrainingEducationEducational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
Anna GibsonBlended Learning“Keys to College”: A Hub for Introduction to Humanities and Social SciencesCHASSEnglish
Christine CranfordFaculty FellowsFaculty Fellows GrantCHASSEnglish
Mary EstradaRapid DesignBite-sized LinguisticsCHASSForeign Languages and Literatures
Kyle Bunds and Jonathan CasperExploratoryEducating Sport Fans and Employees about Waste Contamination Through VR and ARCNRParks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Steph JeffriesCritical PathLearning Applications for DendrologyCNRForestry and Environmental Resources
Joseph RoiseExploratoryCreating a 4D video: 360 degrees plus timeCNRForestry and Environmental Resources
Vaishnavi ThakarRapid DesignTeaching Geospatial Data Analysis in an Distance Education FormatCNRPopulation Health and Pathobiology
Katherine SaulCritical PathAdaptive Learning Redesign of MAE208 Engineering DynamicsENGMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lina BattestilliFaculty FellowsFaculty Fellows GrantENGComputer Science
Meg CalkinsOnline and Distance EducationIntroduction to Sustainable Development courseDesignLandscape Architecture
Jesse Jur and Amanda MillsOnline and Distance EducationDevelopment of a Online Distance Education Course on Reverse Engineering of Textile ProductsTextilesTextile Engineering, Chemistry & Science
Erica KosalCritical PathLSFY Majors & Career Exploration Modules to Help Students Find Their Right “Fit” Early in Their College CareersSciencesBiological Sciences
Zodiac Webster, Keith Warren, Keith Heyward, and Zachary LewisOnline and Distance EducationPhysics Online Revise and Transform (PORT)SciencesPhysics 
Melissa SrougiExploratoryBeyond Reality: Student-driven Virtual Laboratory Experiences in Molecular BiotechnologyVetMedMolecular Biomedical Sciences
Elisabeth BrownCritical Path (Continuing)Calculus Corequisite CompanionSciencesMathematics

This post was originally published in DELTA News.