Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.

Mom of FOUR, wife and associate professor

CV – Grants

“U.S. v. Narciso, Perez & the Press” MSU’s HARP grant program. Request: $24K.  End date:  May 15, 2015.

“Imported from China” – Secured funding from MSUFCU and other MSU offices – $40K to create a half-hour documentary film about the rise of Chinese International students on campus.  Sponsors:  Director Peter Briggs of the Office of International Students and Scholars, Executive Director April Clobes of MSUFCU, Director Paulette Granberry Russell of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Director Sharri Margraves of Campus Living Services/Residence Life, Director Guy Procopio of Culinary Services, MSU Alumni Association and Professor Dawn Pysarchik of the department of Advertising, Public Relations & Retailing.

“The Ave.”  Proposal submitted fall 2011 to the city of Lansing’s “Sense of Place” grant program.  Lead PI:  Vincent Delgado, Co-PIs:  Geri Alumit Zeldes, John Monberg and Laura Delind.  Request:  $28,500.  News release:

“The Greening of Flint – The Documentary.”  Letter of Intent submitted October 5, 2009 and re-submitted Feb. 5, 2010 to the Ruth Mott Foundation.  Full proposal submitted April 2010.  July 2010$49,089 to create a documentary and train urban farmers to film video.  PI:  Geri Alumit Zeldes.  Co-PI:  Troy Hale, Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media.

CASID-Gender Center Curriculum Development Award ($1,500) to develop a module for use in JRN 306 and 403 entitled “International Reporting Basics – Research and Practice for Broadcast Students, March 8, 2010.

“The Greening of Flint – The Documentary.”  Submitted by Troy Hale March 2010 to MSU’s Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Production Competition.  Request:  $4K.

Course Buyout.  Submitted Nov. 19, 2009 to MSU’s Muslim Studies Fellowship – $8K to buy out one course in spring 2010.

Conference Travel Support.  Submitted Nov. 10, 2009 to MSU’s Muslim Studies program ($500) to defray the costs of attending the “Islam and the Media Conference” in Boulder Colorado, January 7-10, 2010.

“Vocal Health and Performance for Broadcasters.”  Submitted spring 2009 to Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Communication, Arts & the Sciences, Janet Lillie to co-teach course.  $6,000.  Lead:  Rachael Bergan Gates, Co:  Geri Alumit Zeldes.

 “Reporting about Islam and Muslim Peoples in the Media:  An Online Resource for Professional Journalism Education.”  Submitted November 17, 2008 to the Social Science Research Council. Request: $88,000.  End date: Feb. 2009 – Nov. 2010.  PI: Mohammed Ayoob, University Distinguished Professor of International Relations and Director, Muslim Studies Program.  Co-PIs:  James A. Pritchett, African Studies Center, Linda Racioppi, Acting Director Asian Studies Center, Robert Glew, Director, Center for the Advanced Study of International Development, Anne Ferguson, Director, Women and International Development, Eric Freedman, Associate Dean, International Studies and Programs, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Project Leaders:  Prof. Salah D. Hassan, Department of English, Muslim Studies Program, and Prof. Geri Alumit Zeldes, School of Journalism.

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Media Coverage:

“Recording evening TV Newscasts of the 2008 Presidential Election.”  Submitted August 28, 2008 to MSU School of Journalism’s Research Committee.  PI:  Geri Alumit Zeldes.  Co-PI:  Fred Fico.  Request:  $550

“Journalists and the Arab American Community in Metro Detroit:  What they’ve learned since 9/11.” Submitted November 17, 2006 to MSU’s Intramural Research Grant Program for a Small Grant to support this documentary, which eventually became “Arabs, Jews, & the News.” Request: $24,168.  End date:  May 15, 2010.

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