2013-2014 Awards

The Graduate School is proud of our students' accomplishments. Here you'll find a list of student presentations sponsored by the Graduate School.

Last Updated on June 20, 2014.

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Biology

Arjun Adhikari
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph D. White

"Ecophysiologica Characteristics of Native Shrubs for
Ecosystem Resoration of the Lower Rio Grande Shrublands"
Native Plant Society of Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas. October 17-20, 2013.

Stephen Cook
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan S. King

"Macroinvertabrate Abundance Dramatically Increases in Response to Low-level Dissolved Organic Carbon Additions in an Alaska Headwater Stream"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Baoqing Ding
Sponsor: Dr. P.D. Danley

"Genetic Architecture of Mating Behavior in a
Pair of Cichlids in Lake Malawi"
Evolution 2013
Snowbird, Utah. June 21-26, 2013.

Daniel Hiatt
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan S. King

"Water Velocity and Nutrient Availability Control Periphyton Enzyme Activity in Subtropical Limestone Streams"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Mo Jia
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Gibbon

"Analysis of GCN2 phosphorylation of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor
2α and Identification of Targets of GCN2 Regulation"
American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting 2013
Providence, Rhode Island. July 20-24, 2013.

David Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Identification and Assessment of Informative Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms between Culex pipiens Complex Mosquitoes"
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Washington, D.C. November 13-17, 2013.

Sungshil Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"A Study of SNP Genetic Markers of Two Types of Culex Complex Mosquitoes"
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Washington, D.C. November 13-17, 2013.

Colby Moore
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"New Perspectives on Unique Fiber Profiles of Pinnipeds:
Correlations to Ischemia Reperfusion Injury"
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Austin, Texas. January 3-7, 2014.

Tracy Pinney
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gutzwiller

"Species Site Occpancy is Underestimated When Temporal Dependencies in
Detections are Not Considered: Implications for Avian Conservation"
American Ornithologists' Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. August 13-17, 2013.

"Evidence for Different Mechangisms of Bird-community Assembly:
Implications for Conserving Habitat Connectivity and Diversity"
The Wildlife Society's 20th Annual Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 5-10, 2013.

Caleb Robbins
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan S. King

"Low-Level Addition of Dissolved Organic Carbon Increases Nitrogen Uptake and Bacterial Biomass Production in an Alaska Headwater Stream"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Rebel Sanders
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Stress Response Associated with Hatchery Conditions in Developing Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)"
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Austin, Texas. January 3-7, 2014.

Moncie Wright
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan S. King

"Interactions Between Titianium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Fish Grazing of Periphyton on Cell Densities of Algae and Bacteria in Outdoor Stream Mesocosms"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Jing Wu
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"The role of Integrin on C.elegans Neuronal Migration"
19th International C. elegans Meeting
Los Angeles, California. June 26-30, 2013.

Eun-Jeong Yu
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"A Splice Mutation in pat-3 ’ Integrin Reveals Genetic
Interactions between the Extracellular Matrix and cki-1/p27KIP1"
19th International C. elegans Meeting
Los Angeles, California. June 26-30, 2013.

Biomedical Studies

Kristin Connors
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Exploring Comparative Pharmacokinetics for Screening-Level Bioaccumulation Assessment: In Vitro Pharaceutical Biotransformation with Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)"
International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics International Meeting
Toronto, Canada. September 29-October 3, 2013.

"Probabilistic Hazard Assessment of Sustainable Molecular Design Guidelines"
SETAC
Nashville, Tenessee. November 17-21, 2013.

Brett Harper
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Probing the Effect of Primary Structure Variance on the
Gas-Phase Conformations of Insulin and Lispro"
61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 9-13, 2013.

Mazhar Kanak
Sponsor: Dr. Bashoo Naziruddin

"Use of NF-kB Blockade to Alleviate Instant
Blood Mediated Inflammatory Reaction"
International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
Monterey, California. September 24-27, 2013.

Samuel Odutola
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick

"Evaluation of Inhibitors of Cruzain as Potential Therapeutics for Chagas Disease"
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Elias Oziolor
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Gradient of Evolved Resistance to Contaminant-Induced Cardiac Teratogenesis in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus Grandis) Collected from the Houston Ship Channel, Texas"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Gregory Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Deletion of PTEN Results in Deficits in Fear Conditioning and Increases the Fregile X Mental Retardation Protein"
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 9-13, 2013.

"Early-Life Seizures Result ina Long-Term Elevation of Anxiety in Adult Mice"
When Epilepsy is Catastrophic Molecular Causes and Their Consequences
Houston, Texas. April 28-29, 2014.

Kangling Xu
Sponsor: Dr. Karolina Palucka

"Blockade IL-1b to Treat Breast Cancer"
Breast Cancer Symposium
San Antonio, Texas. December 10-14, 2013.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Britain Bruner
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick J. Farmer

"Photoreductant Capabilities of Heterosubstituted-Maltol Complexes"
246th ACS National Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana. September 8-12, 2013.

David Camejo
Sponsor: Dr. Carlos Mantanares

"On-axis and Off-axis Phase Shift Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy"
247th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Adelaide Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Pressurized Liquid Extraction Technique for the Analysis of PAHs, Hopanes, Pesticides, PCDs, and PBDEs from Air Filter Samples"
247th National American Chemical Society Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Morgan Cooper
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick

"Bioreductive Cleavage of Prodrugs of Combretastatin Analogues by NADPH Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase"
Texas Enzyme Mechanisms Conference
Austin, Texas. January 3-4, 2014.

Michelle Del'Homme
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"Organometallic Reactivity of Nitroxyl Donors with Transition Metal Complexes"
247th American Chemical Society Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Birendra Dhungana
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin G. Pinney

"Analysis of Slow Pyrolysis Bio-oil by
High Resolution Mass Spectrometry"
246th ACS National Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana. September 8-12, 2013.

Laxman Devkota
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin G. Pinney

"Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Combretastatin
Water - Soluble Amino Acid Prodrugs"
246th ACS National Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana. September 8-12, 2013.

"Bioreductively Activatable Prodrug Conjugates (BAPCs) of Combretastatin A-1 (C A1)
as Anticancer Agents Targeted Towards Tumor Hypoxia"
247th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2013.

Dana Horgen
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Garner

"Remarkably Large Remote-Stereocenter-Induced
Chromatographic Differents of Azulenyl 1,5-diols"
National Organic Symposium
Seattle, Washington. June 23-27, 2013.

"Achiral Phosphinine and Phosphabarrelene Ligands for Asymmetric Hydroformylation Catalysis"
247th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Mahsan Miladi
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Sequence Scrambling in Collision Induced
Dissociation (CID) of y-Type Fragment ions"
61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 9-13, 2013.

Abayomi Olaitan
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Coupling Post-Column Cryogenic Trapping with Conventional
GC/MS for the Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds"
61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 9-13, 2013.

Erica Parker
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin G. Pinney

"Synthesis of Benzoyl Benzophenone Thiosemicarbazone Analogues as Potent and Selective Inhibitors of Cathepsin L"
American Chemical Society
Waco, Texas. November 16-19, 2013.

Zhe Shi
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin G. Pinney

"Mechanistic Insight into the Bischler-Mohlau Indole Synthesis"
American Chemical Society 69th Southwest Regional Meeting
Waco, Texas. November 17-19, 2013.

Zachry Theis
Sponsor: Dr. Darrin Bellert

"Ni+ Assisted Decomposition of Acetaldehyde: A Direct Measurement of Kinetic Barriers"
247th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Ting Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Identification of Sulfur Compounds in Petroleum Samples
Using Derivatization with Mass Deficient Reagents"
61st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 9-13, 2013.

Adrian Zapata
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"Isolating the Peroxynitrite Intermediate"
246th ACS National Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana. September 8-12, 2013.

Communication Studies

Kristina Beevers
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"What is Golden? Narrative Structure and Plot Integrity in Golden Girls and Will & Grace"
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-19, 2014.

Ashley Morgan
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Gerber

"Anthropocentrism, Rhetorical Criticism and Argumentation Theory"
Southern States Communication Association Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 4-6, 2014.

Joshua Wucher
Sponsor: Dr. Martin Medhurst

"Magneto as Israel:
A Rhetorical Reading of The Uncanny X-Men"
2013 Comics and Popular Arts Academic Conference at Dragon*Con
Atlanta, Georgia. August 30-September 2, 2013.

"Once Upon a Time in the Undead West: 'Night of the Living Dead' and 'The Walking Dead' as Modern Westerns"
Seattle, Washington. March 19-23, 2014.

Computer Science

Darren Guinness
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Poor

"Personal Space: User Defined Gesture Space for GUI Interaction"
SigCHI
Toronto, Canada. April 26-May 1, 2014.

Alvin Jude Hari Haran
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Poor

"Personal Space: User Defined Gesture Space for GUI Interaction"
SigCHI
Toronto, Canada. April 26-May 1, 2014.

Ryan Henning
Sponsor: Dr. Greg Hamerly

"A Convolutional Neural Network Approach for Classifying Leukocoria"
2014 Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation
San Diego, California. April 6-8, 2014.

Curriculum and Instruction

Amy Corp
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"Seeing Beyond the Lens:
Diminishing Bias from Ethnography"
Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference
Cedarville, Ohio. June 7-8, 2013.

Amy Corp
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Once Upon a Math Story"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Chicago, Illinois. October, 10-12, 2013.

Erin Dixon
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Using Student-Created Videos to Enhance Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Science Content Knowledge"
"Science and Literature: A Natural Fit"
School Science and Mathematics Association
San Antonio, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

Dittika Gupta
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Hooking Students on Algebra:
Activities that Make it Fun!!!!"
Conference of Advancement of Mathematics Teaching
San Antonio, Texas. July 10-12, 2013.

"Making Mathematics a Habit"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 9-12, 2014.

Sarah Jane Haugh
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"Making Sense of Number Sense"
Conference of Advancement of Mathematics Teaching
San Antonio, Texas. July 10-12, 2013.

Elena Lopez
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Reviving Rhetoric through Media Literacy"
Media Literacy Research Symposium
Fairfield, Connecticut. March 21, 2014.

Mark Montgomery
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"Differentiated Professional Development for Technology Integration"
School Science and Mathematics Association
San Antonio, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

Caroline Pollard
Sponsor: Dr. Laine Scales

"Political Discourse in the College Classroom:
Virtue or Vice?"
Virtues, Vices, and Teaching
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 3-5, 2013.

Brandi Ray
Sponsor: Dr. Sheila Gloer

"Authors, Teachers, and Teacher Educators: Sharing Teachable Moments for Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades"
International Reading Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. May 9-11, 2014.

Shametria Routt
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"Big Ideas in Measurement for Early Grades: Teachers' Level of Understanding"
Research Council on Mathematics Learning
San Antonio, Texas. February 27-March 1, 2014.

Neil Shanks
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Building Civic Bridges: Service Learning with Digital Natives"
National Council of Social Studies
St. Louis, Missouri. November 20-21, 2013.

Michelle Solomon
Sponsor: Dr. Karen LeCompte

"iEngage: Bridging Community and Civic Education through Professional Partnerships"
2014 Professional Development School National Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. March 27-29, 2014.

Jessica Stephens
Sponsor: Dr. John C. Park

"Another Look at Hollywood Science: The Science and Mathematics of Supersized Creatures"
School Science and Mathematics Association
San Antonio, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

Hunter Taylor
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Connecting Your Faith and Vocation"
National Fellows Initiative Conference
McLean, Virginia. April 25-27, 2014.

Ashleyanne Thornhill
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Making Mathematics a Habit"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 9-12, 2014.

Jason Trumble
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Classroom Roles and Technology Use"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Chicago, Illinois. October 9-12, 2013.

"Preparing Middle Level Preservice Teachers through Virtual and Physical Environments"
Association of Teacher Educators
St. Louis, Missorui. February 14-18, 2014.

Sunny Wells
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Building Civic Bridges: Service Learning with Digital Natives"
College and University Faculty Assembly/National Council for the Social Studies Annual National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri. November 20-23, 2013.

Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lissette Aguilar
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Mercury Concentrations in Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) Muscle Tissue"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34th North America Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-21, 2013.

Tate Barrett
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Characterization of Artic Elemental Carbon in Barrow, AK Using Radiocarbon Source Apportionment"
American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2013
San Francisco, California. December 9-13, 2013.

Bowen Du
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Evaluation of Bioaccumulation and Therapeutic Hazard of Contaminants of emerging Concerns in Fish Collected in Texas Estuaries"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34th North America Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-21, 2013.

Eleanor Robinson
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Selective Pressurized Liquid Extraction of Bowhead Whale Blubber (A High Lipid Matrix)"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34th North America Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-21, 2013.

William Casan Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Influence of Diel pH Variability on Predicted Fish Plasma Concentrations of Ionizable Pharmaceuticals in Texas Estuaries"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Nashville, Tennessee. November 24-30, 2013.

Zachary Valdez
Sponsor: Dr. William Hockaday

"Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer and Harvesting Frequency on Soil Organic Matter Pools Under Switchgrass Agriculture"
American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2013
San Francisco, California. December 9-13, 2013.

Fan Zhang
Sponsor: Dr. Erica Bruce

"Influence of Capping Agents on Cellular Uptake of Silver Nanoparticles and the Resultant Toxicity"
Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona. March 23-29, 2014.

Educational Psychology

Kally Amos
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Teacher Involvement in School-based Functional Behavior Assessments: A Review of the Literature" and "Identification of Systematic Durations of Reinforcer Access Prior to Intervention"
Texas Association of Behavior Analysis
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-23, 2014.

Trudy Bender
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Transitioning Students with Disabilities to College: Challenges and Triumphs"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2014
Washington, D.C. February 18-21, 2014.

Yara Farah
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"A Systematic Review of Animal Assisted Therapy as an Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Texas Educational Intervention Research Collaboration
Lubbock, Texas. October 25-26, 2013.

"The Impact of Question Type on Student Responses in Gifted Education"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2014.

Brende Gardner
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Transitioning Students with Disabilities to College: Challenges and Triumphs"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2014
Washington, D.C. February 18-21, 2014.

Kelsey Henry
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Transitioning Students with Disabilities to College: Challenges and Triumphs"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2014
Washington, D.C. February 18-21, 2014.

Kelsey Henry
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Comparisons of Treatments to Reduce Vocal Stereotypy in Children with Developmental Disabilities"
Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference 2014
Chicago, Illinois. May 23-27, 2014.

Kari Hodge
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"An Analysis of Secondary Data: Linear Regression Analysis of Variance in Scores due to Form and ESL"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 9-13, 2014.

"Psychometric Investigation of a Professional Licensure Clinical Exam;
American Educational Research Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 3-7, 2014.

Alicia Kobylecky
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Interventions for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Engage in Inappropriate Sexual Behavior"
2014 Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-23, 2014.

"Interventions for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Engage in Inappropriate Sexual Behavior"
40th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
Chicago, Illinois. May 23-27, 2014.

Rachel Scalzo
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"The Impact of Question Type on Student Responses in Gifted Education"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2014.

"Teacher Involvement in School-Based Functional Behavior Assessments"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-22, 2014.

LaNette Thompson
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"Internationalization of Higher Education: Challenges in the Classroom"
Texas Education Intervention Research Consortium
Lubbock, Texas. October 25, 2013.

"Individualistic Teacher, Collectivistic Student"
"Asian Graduate Students Describe Their Views of Academic Honesty: A Case Study"
American Association of Adult and Continuing Education 62nd Annual Meeting
Lexington, Kentucky. November 3-9, 2013.

Tonya Trepinkski
Sponsor: Dr. Terril Saxon

"The Stability of Teacher Performance and Effectiveness:
Examining Some Fundamental Assumptions of Teacher Evaluation Systems"
Texas Educational Intervention Research Collaborative
Lubbock, Texas. October 25, 2013.

"Can ABA Instruction of General Education Pre-Service Teachers Increase Their Self-Efficacy to Teach Special Education?"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2014.

Sarah Turchan
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Investigations of Interventions Targeting and Utilizing Repetitive Behaviors and Interests Among Individuals with Developmental Disabilities"
Texas Association of Behavioral Analysis
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-23, 2014.

Tara Wagner
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Teacher Involvement in School-Based Functional Behavior Assessments: A Review of the Literature"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-23, 2014.

Ashley Wyatt
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Transitioning Students with Disabilities to College: Challenges and Triumphs"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2014
Washington, D.C. February 18-21, 2014.

Tamara Zoch
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Teacher Involvement in School-based Functional Behavior Assessments: A Review of the Literature" and "Identification of Systematic Durations of Reinforcer Access Prior to Intervention"
TxABA
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-23, 2014.

Engineering

Matthew Fellows
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"A Vector-based Algorithm for Real-time, Spectrally Sensitive Load Impedance Reconfiguration in Radar Transmitters"
2014 National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 8-10, 2014.

Troy Willis
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Thompson

"Visualization and Simulation for Path Planning Using MATLAB"
2014 2014 ASEE-GSW
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2-4, 2014.

Yanqing Liu
Sponsor: Dr. Liang Dong

"Joint Reduction of Out-of-Band Power and PAPR for Non-Contiguous OFDM Systems"
IEEE Global Communications Conference 2013
Atlanta, Georgia. December 9-13, 2013.

English

DeAnna Barta
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"Mediating Desire: Coleridge's Sacramental Channel to the Real"
South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 7-8, 2014.

Jay Beavers
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Rendered and Revealed: Truth and Facts in Edgerton and McCarthy"
67th Annual RMMLA Convention
Vancouver, Washington. October 10-12, 2013.

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Art's Mediating Effect of the Human Body in W.H. Auden's Poetry"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Vancouver, Washington. October 10-12, 2013.

Nicole Bouchard
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Domesticity and Empire: An Exploration of Victorian Gender Roles and Their Political Implications"
Southern Conference on British Studies
St. Louis, Missouri. November 1-2, 2013.

"Composing Collaboration: A Meta-analysis of Collaboration in Multimodal Composition"
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Indianapolis, Indiana. March 19-22, 2014.

Joshua Boyd
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Bring the Human Race to its Knees: Postsecularism in McCarthy's No Country for Old Men"
The Religious Turn: Secular and Sacred Engagements in Literature and Theory
Santa Barbara, California. May 15-17, 2014.

Christina Boyles
Sponsor: Dr. Kara Alexander

"Spontaneity and Subversion: The Revolution of Flash Mobs in the Media"
Baylor at the Alternate Visions in Media
Fort Worth, Texas. November 8-9, 2013.

"From Print to digital: Opening Access to the New World"
CCCC
Indianapolis, Indiana. March 19-22, 2014.

Jordan Carson
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Boys Will Be Boys and Wolves Will Be Dead: An Ecocritical Perspective on The Crossing"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Vancouver, Washington. October 10-12, 2013.

David Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"Crowning Arthur: Christian Liturgy and Coronation Rituals in Malory and His Sources"
South Eastern Medieval Association Conference 2013
Boone, North Carolina. October 3-5, 2013.

"Mass Attendance in the Morte Darthur"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 7-11, 2014.

Rachel De Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Maurice Hunt

"'Give the King Your Justice, O God':
Divine and Earthly Justice in Two Renaissance Plays"
The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston, Texas. September 20-21, 2013.

Perry Harrison
Sponsor: Dr. Jeannette Marsh

"'For He Was a Good Outlawe': Constructing Narrative Morality in Medieval Robin Hood Ballads"
Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Boone, North Carolina. October 3-5, 2013.

"Merlin as Cultural Signifier"
49th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 8-11, 2014.

Sara Kelm
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman

"Sharing What We Know:Celebrate and Participate with the SCWCA Newsletter"
South Central Writing Centers Association Conference
Stillwater, Oklahoma. March 6-8, 2014.

Jeremy Larson
Sponsor: Dr. Greg Garrett

"The Eighth Virtue: Mythopoeic Stealing"
Southwestern Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston, Texas. September 20-21, 2013.

"A Select Genealogy of Christian Desire"
South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 7-8, 2014.

Jeremy Leatham
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"'I Promise the Public No Amusement':
Mark Twain's Address to the Third House"
Western Literature Association
Berkeley, California. October 9-12, 2013.

Adam Marshall
Sponsor: Dr. D. Thomas Hanks

"Sir Launcelot at the 'Chapel Perelus': Malory's Adaptation of the 'Perlesvaus'"
Texas Medieval Association
Canyon, Texas. September 27-28, 2013.

"Sir Launcelot at the 'Chapel Perelus': Malory's Adaptation of the 'Perlesvaus'"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 8-11, 2014.

J. Cameron Moore
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"Naming the Unameable: Chesterton on the Value of Art, Repetition, and the Value of Failed Translations"
Midwest CCL
Chicago, Illinois. March 20-22, 2014.

Dustin Morrow
Sponsor: Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

"'What I saw wasn't a ghost. It was simply - myself': The Real and the Surreal in Haruki Murakami's Short Fiction"
SCMLA
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 3-5, 2013.

"Collaborating in Multiple Dimensions: Principles and Processes in Multimodal Design"
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Indianapolis, Indiana. March 20-22, 2014.

Julie Ooms
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Walt Glass as Salinger's Way of Keeping his 'Oath' about Telling War Stories"
ALA Symposium on War and American Literature
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 10-12, 2013.

Juliana Mudd
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Domesticity and Empire: An Exploration of Victorian Gender Roles and Their Political Implications"
Southern Conference on British Studies
St. Louis, Missouri. November 1-2, 2013.

Rachel Pietka
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"A Gluttonous and Feathery Virtue: Emily Dickinson and Hope"
Conference on Chrsitianity and Literature
Houston, Texas. September 20-21, 2013.

Christine Pyle
Sponsor: Dr. D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.

"Sacramental Unity for a Saracen:
Malory's Conflicted Knight Palomydes"
Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Boone, North Carolina. October 3-5, 2013.

Andrew Rasmussen
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Domesticity and Empire: An Exploration of Victorian Gender Roles and Their Political Implications"
Southern Conference on British Studies
St. Louis, Missouri. November 1-2, 2013.

"From Print to Digital: Opening Access to the New World"
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Indianapolis, Indiana. March 19-22, 2014.

Eleni Reid
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Nietzsche's 'Dancing Star': Ester as Zarathustrian Prophet in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Vancouver, Washington. October 10-13, 2013.

Nathan Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

"Ghosts in the Short Fiction of Raymond Carver"
SCMLA
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 4-5, 2013.

"Digital Compsition: Do the Tools We Use Collaborate, Too?"
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Indianapolis, Indiana. March 20-22, 2014.

Sarah Rude
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hankss

"Looking About as He Myght: Sir Palomydes and His Audience"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 8-11, 2014.

Amy Schroeder
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Thomas

"Writing Within Time: Extraliterary Discourse in Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Vancouver, Washington. October 10-12, 2013.

"Composing Collaboration: A Meta-analysis of Collaboration in Multimodal Composition"
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Indianapolis, Indiana. March 19-22, 2014.

Heidi Seelke
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

"'A Knowledge so Intimate of His Goodness':
Aristotelian Representations of Virtue in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston, Texas. September 20-21, 2013.

"'The attempted adoption of more fashionable manners': Performance and Virtue in Frances Burney's Evelina"
Midwest Modern Language Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November 7-10, 2013.

Travis Snyder
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferreter

"Faith, Sex and Doubt: Existential and Moral Failures in Rabbit, Run"
South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 7-8, 2014.

James Watson
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"'Each in Its Ordered Place': Sacramental Ordinary Time in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Vancouver, Washington. October 9-13, 2013.

James Watson
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

"The Power, the Glory, the Prohibition, and the Rum: Incarnational Imagination in G.K. Chesterton and Graham Greene"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Vancouver, Washington. October 10-12, 2013.

Ryan Womack
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"From Prayer to Prose: Translations in Flannery O'Connor"
Conference on Christianity and Literature
Wheaton, Illinois. March 20-22, 2014.

Environmental Science

Abhilasha Acharya
Sponsor: Dr. George P. Cobb

"Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Inorganic Constituents in the John Bunker Sands Wetland"
247th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Chris Breed
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Modeling Sucralose, an Ideal Anthropogenic Tracer in Effluent Dominated Watershed with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool during Extreme Drought"
34th Annual SETAC North America Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-21, 2013.

Marlin Bullard
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"The Importance of Volume and
Salinity in Toxicity Assays"
SETAC-South Central Chapter Meeting
Clear Lake, Texas. June 28-30, 2013.

"Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles Decline Rapidly in Wetland Mesocosm Water"
34th Annual SETAC North America Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-22, 2013.

"Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles Decline Rapidly in Wetland Mesocosm Water"
South Central SETAC 2014
San Marcos, Texas. May 30-31, 2014.

Bekah Burket
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Examining Bioaccumulation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern by Corbicula Fluminea"
South Central SETAC 2014
San Marcos, Texas. May 30-31, 2014.

"Examining Bioaccumulation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern by Corbicula Fluminea"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Stacey Gray
Sponsor: Dr. Erica Bruce

"The Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Cellular Proliferation and Viability in Clone-9 Rat Liver Cells"
Society of Toxicology's 53rd Annual Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona. March 23-27, 2014.

Samuel Haddad
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Diphenhydramine Bioaccumulation by Mugil Cephalus in Urban Texas Estuaries"
34th Annual SETAC North America Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-24, 2013.

"Differential Bioaccumulation of Select Contaminants of Emerging Concern"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

Lauren Kristofco
Sponsor: Dr. Janet Bagby

"Mammalian Read Across Comparison of the Effect of Diphenhydramine and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Mixtures on Danio reio During Development"
34th Annual SETAC North American Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-21, 2013.

"Probabilistic Environmental Hazard Assessments of ToxCast Phase I and II In Vitro Datasets"
Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo
Phoenix, Arizona. March 23-27, 2014.

Gavin Saari
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Revisiting Dissolved Oxygen Threshholds of the Protection of Freshwater Aquatic Life"
SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 17-21, 2013.

"Aquatic Hazards of Freshwater Hypoxia: Revisiting Dissolved Oxygen Thresholds for Aquatic Life"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 18-23, 2014.

William Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Influence of Diel pH Variability on Predicted Fish Plasma Concentrations of Ionizable Pharmaceuticals in Texas Estuaries"
Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 20-24, 2014.

Geology

Mohit Agrawal
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Seismic Velocity Structure of the Crust and Upper Mantle Beneath the Texas-Gulf of Mexico Margin
from Joint Inversion of Ps and Sp Receiver Functions and Surface Wave Dispersion"
American Geophysical Fall Meeting 2013
San Francisco, California. December 9-13, 2013.

"Lithospheric Earth Structure of Texas-Gulf of Mexico Margin from Surface Wave Dispersion and Migrated Ps Receiver Functions"
Seismological Society of America Meeting
Anchorage, Alaska. April 30-May 2, 2014.

Emily Beverly
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Paleosol-Based Evidence for Late Pleistoncene Paleoenvironments of the Lake Victoria Reigion"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2013
Denver, Colorado. October 26-30, 2013.

Kenneth Boling
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Dworkin

"Controls on the Accumulation of Organic Matter in the
Eagle Ford Formation in Central Texas"
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Student Expo
Houston, Texas. September 16-17, 2013.

Kenneth Boling
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Dworkin

"Controls on the Accumulation of Organic Matter in the
Eagle Ford Formation in Central Texas"
Geological Society of America National Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 26-30, 2013.

Joshua Brownlow
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Potential Influence of Clay Slickensides on Subsurface Contaminant Migration"
Geological Society of American Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 26-31, 2013.

"The Search for 'New' Groundwater Sources: Assessing Unconventional Aquifers"
2014 NGWA Groundwater Summit
Denver, Colorado. May 4-7, 2014.

Adam Collard
Sponsor: Dr. John Dunbar

"Determining the Elastic Properties of the Sea Floor Using AVO Methods"
2014 AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student Expo
Norman, Oklahoma. March 13-14, 2014.

Rixiang Huang
Sponsor: Dr. Boris L.T. Lau

"Toward An Evaluation of Biochar Recalcitrance"
2013 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 26-31, 2013.

Cong Jin
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Dworkin

"Natural Fracture Characterization in the Western Arbuckle Mountain, Oklahoma"
AAPG Student Expo 2013
Houston, Texas. September 16-17, 2013.

Kimberley Kuijper
Sponsor: Dr. Stacy Atchley

"Depositional and Stratigraphic Controls on Reservoir Continuity within a
Large Western Canadian Oil Field of Mississippian Age"
AAPG Student Expo
Houston, Texas. September 16-18, 2013.

Caitlin Leslie
Sponsor: Dr. Stacy Atchley

"A Complex Gutter Cast from the Upper Ordovician (Cincinnatian) Kope Formation, Northern Kentucky"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 27-30, 2013.

William Lukens
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Geomorphologic Controls on Climatic Interpretations in a Mixed Fluvial-Aeolian System:
A Deep-Time Perspective"
Geological Society of American National Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 26-30, 2013.

Holly Meier
Sponsor: Dr. Lee Nordt

"Insight to the Present Can Lie in the Past: Lessons from Paleosols"
Geological Society of America
Denver, Colorado. October 27-30, 2013.

Lauren Michel
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Equatorial Paleoenvironment Leading Into the Miocene Climatic Optimum:
Lessons Learned from Rusinga and Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 27-30, 2013.

Ryan Morgan
Sponsor: Dr. Rena Bonem

"'Phylogenetic Analysis of the Permian Blastoid Genus Deltoblastus Fay' and
'Biogeographic Trends of the Blastoid Family Schizoblastidae'"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 26-31, 2013.

Michael Nguyen
Sponsor: Dr. Boris Lau

"Probing Temperature-Dependent Organo-Mineral Interactions with
Molecular Spectroscopy and Quartz Crystal Microgravimetry"
International Union of Soil Sciences Global Soil Carbon Conference
Madison, Wisconsin. June 3-6, 2013.

"Probing Temperature-Dependent Organo-FeOx Interactions Using Quartz Crystal Microgravimetry, NMR Spectroscopy, and Thermal Analyses"
AGU Chapman Conference on Soil-Mediated Drivers of Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes Across Scales
Tucson, Arizona. October 20-24, 2013.

Martin Schwed
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Seismic Site Characterization through Joint Modeling of Complementary Data Functionals with Applications to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013
San Francisco, California. December 9-13, 2013.

"Joint Modeling of Complementary Data Functionals for Seismic Site Characterization"
Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting
Anchorage, Alaska. April 30-May 2, 2014.

Stephanie Wong
Sponsor: Dr. Joe C. Yelderman

"Peeking into the 'Grey Box': A Multi-Method Approach to Studying a Karst Aquifer in Central Texas"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 27-30, 2013.

"An Integrative Approach for Understanding Groundwater Processes Using Multi-Scalar Data in a Shallow Karst Aquifer"
2014 NGWA Groundwater Summit
Denver, Colorado. May 4-7, 2014.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Thomas Andre
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Effects of Caffeine on Repeated Upper/Lower Body Wingates and Handgrip Performance"
Southeast American College of Sports Medicine
Greenville, South Carolina. February 13-15, 2014.

Will Baggett
Sponsor: Dr. Marshal Magnusen

"What Makes an Effective College Football Recruiter? An Exploratory Investigation of Recruiter Effectiveness Characteristics"
College Sports Research Institute Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 22-25, 2014.

Brett Bufton
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"New Football Stadiums and Stadium Upgrades: Recruitment Benefits and Costs"
College Sports Research Institute Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 23-25, 2014.

Stephanie Clendennen
Sponsor: Dr. M. Rene Umstattd Meyer

"Gender-based Power Imbalances and Condom-use Negotiations"
Texas Society for Public Health Education Fall Conference
Houston, Texas. October 10-11, 2013.

"Socio-ecological Risk Factors of Hospital Readmission"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Charleston, South Carolina. March 16-19, 2014.

Brian Cook-Lindsay
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Rapid Delivery and Assessment of a Health-focused Peer Pressure Lesson in Brazilian Public Schools"
Texas Society for Public Health Education Fall Conference
Houston, Texas. October 10-11, 2013.

Jonathan Evans
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Religiosity in Faith-Based and Non-Faith-Based Colleges:
An Analysis of Student-Athletes and Non-Student-Athletes at the Division I-FBS Level"
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. November 6-9, 2013.

Joshua Gann
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Effects of Hypohydration on Repeated 40 Yard Spring Performance"
Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
Greenville, South Carolina. February 13-15, 2014.

Hua Guo
Sponsor: Dr. Marsgall Magnusen

"The Impact of Construed External Image Factors on Sport Management Student Perceptions of Pride in a Sport Employer"
Southern Sport Management Conference
Nashville, Tennessee. March 26-28, 2014.

Jessica Loyd
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Student-Athlete Academic Support Facilities and Recruiting Impacts"
College Sports Research Institute Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 23-25, 2014.

Devin Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"New Football Stadiums and Stadium Upgrades: Recruitment Benefits and Costs"
College Sports Research Institute Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 23-25, 2014.

Jin K. Park
Sponsor: Dr. Yunsuk Koh

"Assistant Professor"
2014 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. May 27-31, 2014.

Brandon Rigby
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Cardiorespiratory and Biomechanical Responses to Simulated Horseback Riding in Healthy Children"
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. May 27-31, 2014.

Neil Schwarz
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"The Acute Effect of Two Resistance Exercise Intensities with Equal Volume Load on Skeletal Muscle mRNA Expression of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) and Mechano Growth Factor (MGF)"
13th Biennial Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease Conference
Gainesville, Florida. March 5-7, 2014.

Mike Spillane
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"The Effects of Eight Weeks of Heavy Resistance
Training and Branched Chain Amino Acid"
International Society of Sports Nutrition
Colorado Springs, Colorado. June 14-15, 2013.

"Effects of Higher and Lower Resistance Exercise Volume on
Serum Testosterone and Skeletal Muscle Androgen Receptor,
Myostatin, and MGF mRNA Expression"
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Las Vegas, Nevada. July 10-13, 2013.

Alexis Summers
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"An Analysis of On-Campus and Off-Campus FBS Football Stadiums"
College Sports Research Institute Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 23-25, 2014.

Jasmin Sumrall
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Physical Activity Interventions in Rural Populations Using Theory-Based Approaches: A Systematic Review"
American Academy of Healthy Behavior Meeting
Charleston, South Carolina. March 16-19, 2014.

Shana Walsh
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Physical Activity Interventions in Rural Populations Using Theory-Based Approaches: A Systematic Review" and "Why Women Sit: Determinants of Discretionary Sitting Time in a Female Worksite Population"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Charleston, South Carolina. March 16-19, 2014.

History

Timothy Grundmeier
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"The Church's Problem: Midwestern Lutherans and Race, 1954-1968"
Missouri Valley History Conference
Omaha, Nebraska. March 6-8, 2014.

Tori Jessen
Sponsor: Dr. Beth A Barr

"'Women are Strongest:' Agrippa von
Nettesheim and Female Identity"
Texas Medieval Association XXIII Annual Meeting
Canyon, Texas. September 27-28, 2013.

Adina Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Patriotic Piety Tested in the Public Sphere"
Missouri Valley History Conference
Omaha, Nebraska. March 6-7, 2014.

Elise Leal
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"'Children May be Taught of God': The Sunday School Movement"
Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. March 28-29, 2014.

Taylor Mazzola
Sponsor: Dr. Beth A Barr

"Proficient Priests and Practiced Prayers: Representations of Women in
Instructions for Parish Priests and Monument of Matrones"
Texas Medieval Association XXIII Annual Meeting
Canyon, Texas. September 27-28, 2013.

"'It Is Today Domys Day with Me': Deathbed Depictions of Heaven in the Shewings of Julian of Norwich"
Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
West Palm Beach, Florida. April 3-5, 2014.

Amanda Mylin
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Reevaluating Misconceptions of Religious History in Colonial America"
Southwest Social Sciences Association Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas. April 14-15, 2014.

Brendan Payne
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Women, Alcohol, and Community:
Common and Consecrated Drink in the World of Margery Kempe"
Northeast Conference on British Studies
Storrs, Connecticut. October 4-5, 2013.

"Rebels Against 'Rum and Romanism': Prohibition and Anti-Catholicism in Texas, 1887-1928"
Texas Tech History Graduate Student Conference
Lubbock, Texas. February 8, 2014.

Morrissey Pickles
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Panel: Reevaluation Misconceptions of Religious History in Colonial America"
Southwest Social Sciences Association Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas. April 14-15, 2014.

Paul Putz
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"'First Pick the Mote From Thine Own Eye': The Christian Rhetoric of Racial Equality in the African American Press on the Great Plains, 1895-1899"
Missouri Valley History Conference
Omaha, Nebraska. March 6-8, 2014.

"Endless Miseries, Wrecked Families, Ruined Lives and Social Disaster: The Rise and fall of the Marrying Parson in Progressive Era America"
Intersection: The First Annual Kansas Conference on History
Lawrence, Kansas. April 25-26, 2014.

Brady Winslow
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"'Go Ye Out From Babylon': Mormon Gathering As a
Reaction to American Culture, 1831-1846"
Mormon History Association
Layton, Utah. June 6-9, 2013.

"Irregularities in Nauvoo Freemasonry:
A Comparison on the Minute Books of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge"
John Whitmer Historical Association
Council Bluffs, Iowa. September 26-29, 2013.

Information Systems

Gregory Larosiliere
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy R. Kayworth

"Determinants of E-Government Maturity:
Application of the Fit-Variability Framework"
European Conference on Information Systems
Utrecht, Netherlands. June 5-8, 2013.

Michael Milovich, Jr.
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy E. Leidner

"Middle Management and Information Systems Strategy: The Role of Awareness and Involvement"
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Waikoloa, Hawaii. January 6-9, 2014.

Journalism

Yi Yuan
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody

"Exploring the Guidelines of Journalism,
Mass Communication and PR Departments in a Digital Era"
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Washington, D.C. August 8-14, 2013.

Mathematics

Jordan Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. Markus Hunziker

"On a Wonderful Correspondence between Hilbert Series of Unitarizable Highest Weight Modules"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 15-18, 2014.

"Hilbert Series and Quasi-Dominant Weights"
American Mathematical Society Spring Central Sectional Meeting
Lubbock, Texas. April 11-13, 2014.

Brian Brennan
Sponsor: Dr. Robert C. Kirby

"Well-posedness of a Mathematical Model for Trace Gas Sensors"
SIAM Conference on Analysis for Partial Differential Equations
Lake Buena Vista, Florida. December 7-10, 2013.

Geoffrey Eisenbarth
Sponsor: Dr. John M. Davis

"Stability of Simultaneously Triangularizable Switched Systems on Time Scales"
American Mathematical Society Fall Central Sectional Meeting
St. Louis, Missouri. October 18-20, 2013.

James Kelly
Sponsor: Dr. David Ryden

"Inverse Limits with Irreducible Set-Valued Functions"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 15-18, 2014.

"Chainability of Inverse Limits with Irreducible Functions on [0,1}"
48th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference
Richmond, Virginia. March 13-16, 2014.

Dylan Poulsen
Sponsor: Dr. John Davis

"Stability of Markov Chains: A Time Scales Viewpoint with Applications to Control"
AMS Fall Sectional Meeting
St. Louis, Missouri. October 18-20, 2013.

"Stability of Markov Chains: A Time Scales Viewpoint with Applications to Control"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 15-18, 2014.

Jessica Stewart
Sponsor: Dr. Lance Littlejohn

"The Spectral Analysis of the Exceptional Jacobi Differential Expression for Extreme Parameter Choices"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 15-18, 2014.

Bradley Wagner
Sponsor: Dr. Manfred Dugas

"Finitary Incidence Algebras and the Idealization of I(P)"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 14-19, 2014.

Mechanical Engineering

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Motion of Periodic Arrays of Fibers in Viscous Incompressible Flow"
ANTEC 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada. April 28-30, 2014.

Carlton Metcalf-Doetsch
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Consideration of the Processed Part Performance of Short-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites Due to Selection of Fiber Interaction Model"
13th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 11-13, 2013.

Sarah Stair
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Cure Induced Curvature of Unbalanced Carbon Fiber
Lanminated Due to Processsing Thermal Variations"
American Society for Composites 28th Technical Conference
University Park, Pennsylvania. September 9-11, 2013.

David Willingham
Sponsor: Dr. William Anderson

"Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flow over Transverse Roughness Transitions"
66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 24-26, 2013.

Music Studies

Stephen Cowden
Sponsor: Dr. David Music

"Parallel Streams: Vatican II and
Baptist Congregational Music"
The Hymn Society Annual Conference
Richmond, Virginia. July 14-18, 2013.

Danielle Creider
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Lesser-Known Intermediate Repertoire-Sofia Gubaidulina"
The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
Lombard, Illinois. July 24-27, 2013.

Landry Duvall
Sponsor: Dr. Laurel Zeiss

"Accompanying the Carson-Newman A Cappella Choir and Alumni-Christmas Recording"
Carson-Newman University A Cappella Alumni Christmas Recording
Jefferson City, Tennessee. October 16-20, 2013.

Erika Izaguirre
Sponsor: Dr. Wiff Rudd

"Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar"
Enfield, New Hampshire. June 17-29, 2013.

"Nutcracker"
Orchestra Next
Eugene, Oregon. December 18-22, 2013.

Philosophy

Karl Aho
Sponsor: Dr. C. Stephen Evans

"Kierkegaardian Courage"
Seventh International Kierkegaard Conference
Northfield, Minnesota. June 23-27, 2013.

Karl Aho
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kruschwitz

"Teaching Kierkegaard's Timey Virtues"
Virtues, Vices, and Teaching
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 3-5, 2013.

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"A Thomistic Account of Virtue Individuation"
37th Annual International Meeting of American Maritain Association
Providence, Rhode Island. February 27- March 2, 2014.

John Bishop
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Bealy

"Thomas Aquinas SJ- A Thomistic Analysis of Ignatain Consolation;
Jacques Maritain 2014 Conference
Providence, Rhode Island. February 27-29, 2014.

Jared Brandt
Sponsor: Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz

"Socrates- A Paragon of Rationality?"
2014 Ancient Philosophy Society Conference
Tampa, Florida. April 24-27, 2014.

Nathan Cartagena
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Developing Good Soldiers: The Problem of Fragmentation Within the Army"
The International Society for Military Ethics 2013 Conference
South Bend, Indiana. October 13-16, 2013.

Nathan Cartagena
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Developing Good Soldiers: The Problem of Fragmentation Within the Army"
2013 US Army Command and General Staff College Ethics Symposium
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. October 28-31, 2013.

Lindsay Cleveland
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"A Thomistic Account of the Resemblance of Divine and
Human Attributes in Support of Divine Simplicity"
American Catholic Philosophical Association Annual Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana. November 1-3, 2013.

"The Defeat of Heartbreak: Problems and Solutions for Stump's Response..."
2014 American Maritain Association
Providence, Rhode Island. February 27-March 2, 2014.

William Scott Cleveland
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"Christ's Passions and Perfect Virtue"
Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop
Newburgh, New York. June 12-15, 2013.

"The Defeat of Heartbreak: Problems and Solutions for Stump's Response..."
2014 American Maritain Association
Providence, Rhode Island. February 27-March 2, 2014.

Brandon Dahm
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Dougherty

"The Certainty of Faith: A Problem for Christian Fallibilists"
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Indianapolis, Indiana. November 1-3, 2013.

"Happiness and Personhood: A Reply to an Objection in Aquinas"
American Maritain Association
Providence, Rhode Island. February 27-March 1, 2014.

David Echelbarger
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kruschwitz

"Four Virtues of Teaching the Vices"
4th Annual Houston Baptist University Philosophy Conference
Houston, Texas. April 4-5, 2014.

Logan Gage
Sponsor: Dr. Francis Beckwith

"Two Teleological Arguments? Paley, Aquinas, and Modern Thomism"
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31-November 3, 2013.

"God, Simplicity, & Explanation"
4th Annual Houston Baptist University Philosophy Conference
Houston, Texas. April 4-5, 2014.

John Giannini
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Two Axes of Despair"
Baylor Symposium of Faith and Culture
Waco, Texas. October 31-November 3, 2013.

"Can God's Willing Be Made Simple?"
Society for Christian Philosophers Midwest Regional Conference
Palos Heights, Illinois. March 27-29, 2014.

Nate Jackson
Sponsor: Dr. Stuart Rosenbaum

"Moral Education, Moral Particularism, and Pragmatism"
Summer Institute in American Philosophy
Eugene, Oregon. July 8-13, 2013.

"Disruption and Plasticity: Dewey, Disability, and Re-Thinking Well-Being"
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Denver, Colorado. March 6-8, 2014.

Blake McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Kvanvig

"Hard Facts Made Easy"
American Philosophical Association Pacific Meeting
San Diego, California. April 16-20, 2014.

"Hard Facts Made Easy"
Society of Christian Philosophers Central Division Meeting
Palos Heights, Illinois. March 27-29, 2014.

Aditi Mukhopadhyay
Sponsor: Dr. B.F.L. Ward

"Comparisons of predictions of Exact Amplitude-Based Resummation with LHC Data"
APS April Meeting
Savannah, Georgia. April 5-8, 2014.

Daniel Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Theistic Modal Realism?--No"
2013 Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Regional Meeting
Tampa, Florida. October 24-26, 2013.

"The Ersatz Thin Red Line"
7th Annual WMU Graduate Student Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan. December 6-8, 2013.

Matthew Sandwisch
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Comment on Polanyi and Van Til's Presuppositionalism"
Polanyi Society Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 22-23, 2013.

"The Divorce of Work and Love: Professionals and Amateurs and the Shaping of Community"
New England Political Science Association
Woodstock, Vermont. April 25-26, 2014.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz

"The Socratic Solution to the Meno Problem"
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
New York, New York. October 10-13, 2013.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Dougherty

"God's Deviant Causation of Religious Experience"
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Baltimore, Maryland. November 19-21, 2013.

"The Flexibility of Epistemic Modals: Creating Not Solving Problems for Fallibilists"
American Philosophical Association-Central
Chicago, Illinois. February 27-March 2, 2014.

Chris Tweedt
Sponsor: Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz

"A New Interpretation of Plato's Republic"
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
New York, New York. October 10-13, 2013.

Chris Tweedt
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Dougherty

"Absolute Identity and the Trinity"
Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Division
Tampa, Florida. October 24-26, 2013.

Ryan West
Sponsor: Dr. Robert C. Roberts

"Natural Epistemic Defects, Corrective Virtues, and Character Education"
Virtues, Vices, and Teaching
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 3-5, 2013.

Ryan West
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kruschwitz

"Getting Rid of Anger: Ancient Wisdom Meets Contemporary Psychology"
Third Annual Biola University CCT Conference: Psychology and Spiritual Formation
La Mirada, California. May 9-10, 2014.

Matthew Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz

"The Dialectic of Givenness in the Myth of Er"
North texas Philosophical Association
Denton, Texas. April 3-5, 2014.

Mengyao Yan
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Gratitude: the 'To Whom' Question"
2014 University of Washington Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Seattle, Washington. January 10-11, 2014.

Physics

Satheeshkumar Veerahanumakkanapalya
Sponsor: Dr. Anzhong Wang

"Gravitational Collapse in Horava-Lifshitz Theory"
27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
Dallas, Texas. December 8-13, 2013.

Xinwen Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Anzhong Wang

"Lifshtiz Spacetimes in the Horava-Lifshtiz Theory in 2+1 Dimensions"
The 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
Dallas, Texas. December 8-13, 2013.

Yaobiao Xia
Sponsor: Dr. Zhenrong Zhang

"Atomic Structure of the Anatase TiO2(001) Surface"
69th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Waco, Texas. November 16-19, 2013.

"Atomic Structure of the Anatase TiO2(001) Surface"
247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
Dallas, Texas. March 16-20, 2014.

Political Science

Christine Basil
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"Aristotle and the Art of Living: Learning to Love"
Northeastern Political Science Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 14-16, 2013.

"Aristotle and the Art of Living: Learning to Love"
The Lone Star Conference
Nacogdoches, Texas. March 1, 2014.

Christopher Bissex
Sponsor: Dr. David K. Nichols

"Gouverneur Morris on Revolutionary France: Applying A Theory of Class Conflict and Political Institutions"
Southwest Social Science Association Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. April 18-20, 2014.

"Social Justice and Graduate Student Political Action"
University of California Student Lobby Conference
Sacramento, California. April 5-7, 2014.

Kevin Burns
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"Happiness and Choice: Human Freedom in the Nicomachean Ethics"
Midwestern Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 3-6, 2014.

Eric Fleury
Sponsor: Dr. David K. Nichols

"A Willing Martyr: Hamiltonian
Realism at the Constitutional Convention"
American Political Science Association Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois. August 29-September 1, 2013.

Eric Fleury
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Realism, Soft Power, and Diplomacy in Putin's Russia"
International Studies Association Annual Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 26-29, 2014.

Joshua King
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Pitiful Friends: Pity, Friendship, and Self-Knowledge in Emile, Book I"
Northeast Political Science Association Conference
Philadephia, Pennsylvania. November 14-16, 2013.

David Little
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Kant's Relation to the Noble and the Good"
Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 10-11, 2014.

David Little
Sponsor: Dr. David Corey

"The States of Nature of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke: Their Differences and Truth "
Lone Star Conference
Nacogdoches, Texas. March 1, 2014.

Mary Mathie
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"The Expense of Spirit and the Waste of Shame: Maintaining Agency in the Nichomachean Ethics"
CPSA Annual Meeting
Waco, Texas. May 27-29, 2014.

Deborah O'Malley
Sponsor: Dr. David Corey

"The Greatness of Humility: Kingly Virtue in Shakespeare's Henry V"
Lone Star Conference for the Study of Political Thought
Nacogdoches, Texas. March 1, 2014.

Nathan Orlando
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"The First of the Sophistic Rites: Lessons from Plato's Euthydemus on Defining Terms in Rhetoric and Debate"
IPDA National Conference
Murfreesboro, Tennesee. April 11-13, 2014.

Vincent Reighard
Sponsor: Dr. David Corey

"Nietzsche's Political Moderation"
Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. April 17-19, 2014.

Mark Scully
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Executive Orders and Agenda Setting: The Constitutional Basis for the Expanse and Limits of Presidential Power"
Midwestern Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 3-6, 2014.

Stephen Sims
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Martin Wight, Alasdair MacIntyre, and the Aristotelian-Thomist Tradition of International Relations"
Midwestern Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 3-6, 2014.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Lindsey Backer-Fulghum
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Does Perfectionism Act as a Mediating Mechanism between
Low Warmth Parenting and Impaired Control over
Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems?"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Orlando, Florida. June 22-26, 2013.

Juliette Bowers
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Flow, Hypnotizability, and Absorption in a College Student Population"
2014 AASP South Central Regional Conference
Denton, Texas. April 25-26, 2014.

Matthew Breuninger
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Stanford

"Psychology and Religion:
Looking Toward Collaborative Treatment Models"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention
Houston, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

"Called to Communion: God Image, Intimacy and Trauma"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Atlanta, Georgia. April 3-5, 2014.

Thomas Carpenter
Sponsor: Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang

"Harmful Shame and Helpful Guilt: Shame and Guilt-Proneness as Mediators of the Rumination-Self-Forgiveness Relationship"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Austin, Texas. February 13-15, 2014.

Thomas Carpenter
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Pullig

"Diluted by Association: Exposure to Copycat Brands Impairs Processing Fluency of Senior Brands"
Society for Consumer Psychology
Miami, Florida. March 6-8, 2014.

Michelle Dasse
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Susceptibility, Not Suggestion, Influences False Memory Development"
Psychonomics
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 14-17, 2013.

Kara Emery
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Barriers to On-Line Intervention: An Investigation of Web-Based Motivational Enhancement"
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
Nashville, Tennessee. November 21-24, 2013.

Lauren Farwell
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"The Relationship Between Objective and Self Report
Measures of Cognitive Flexibility and Alcohol Dependence"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Orlando, Florida. June 22-26, 2013.

William Fisher
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Improving Women's Health Care Through Hypnosis"
American Psychological Association Annual Convention 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii. July 31-August 4, 2013.

Lauren Greenberg
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Distress Tolerance in Hedonistic and Nurturing Addictive Behaviors"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Nashville, Tennessee. November 21-24, 2013.

Justine Grosso
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Investigating Alcohol Motives as a Mediator between Depression Symptoms and
Alcohol Problems in an Adolescent Juvenile Offender Population"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Orlando, Florida. June 22-26, 2013.

Justine Grosso
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Marijuana-Use Motives, Impulsivity, and Marijuana-Use Problems Among Adolescent Juvenile Offenders"
"Readiness for Drinking Behavior Change and Drinking Outcomes in a
Cognitive-Behavioral Trial for Women with Alcohol Dependence"
47th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
Nashville, Tennessee. November 22-24, 2013.

Megan Haggard
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"God and Woman: Religious Priming and Sexism"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 7-9, 2013.

"Cleanliness is Like Godliness: Harsher Judgments of Out-Groups Followcleansing after Disgust"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Austin, Texas. February 12-15, 2014.

Andrew Holley
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Neuronal-Specific Deletion of PTEN Results in Motor Learning Deficits and Hyperactivity"
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 9-13, 2013.

"A Single Pre-training Seizure Impairs the Aquisition of Fear Memory in Mice"
Epilepsy Symposium 2014
Houston, Texas. April 28-29, 2014.

William Hunter
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Stanford

"Called to Communion: God, Image, Intimacy, and Trauma"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. April 3-5, 2014.

Stephanie Jernigan
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Self-Regulation of Eating Behaviors and Executive Functioning in Young Adults"
Society of Pediatric Society Annual Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 27-29, 2014.

Linda Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Moral Foundations and Attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 7-9, 2013.

"The Effect of Priming Religious Agents and Spiritual Words on Moral Dilemma Decisions"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Austin, Texas. February 12-15, 2014.

Rachel Kantor
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Do Changes in Weight Status Impact Health-Related Quality of Life in Elementary School Children?"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Conference
Houston, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

"Alcohol Abuse and Aggression Correlates in the Juvenile Justice System"
Texas Research Society on Alcoholism
San Antonio, Texas. February 21, 2014.

Joseph Leman
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Secure Attachment to God Predicts Psychological Well-Being"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Austin, Texas. February 12-15, 2014.

Karenna Malavanti
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Knowledge Updating in Juror Decision Making"
Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 14-17, 2013.

Adelle Novier
Sponsor: Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados

"The Effects of Chronic Intermittent Ethanol and/or
Acute Ethanol on Motor and Cognitive Performance"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Orlando, Florida. June 22-26, 2013.

Nicholas Olendzki
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Psychology and Religion:
Looking Toward Collaborative Treatment Models"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention
Houston, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

Laura Ornelas
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Matthews and Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados

"The Effects of Chromic Intermittent Ethanol And/Or
Acute Ethanol On Motor and Cognitive Performance"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Orlando, Florida. June 22-26, 2013.

Edward Rogers
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Stanford

"A Psychoeducational Group at Church:
Proven Concepts in a New Setting"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention
Houston, Texas. November 14-16, 2013.

"Living Grace for Mental Illness: A Church-Based Religiously Integrated Psychoeducational Grp"
International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Atlanta, Georgia. April 3-5, 2014.

Candice Van Skike
Sponsor: Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados

"Differential Effects of Ethanol across the Lifespan: Recent Insights from
Adolescent, Adult and Aged Populations Using Human and Animal Models" and
"Chronic Intermittent Ethanol Exposure Yields Persistent Increases in
Anxiety and Altered Receptor Subunit Expression in Adolescent and Adult Male Rats"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Orlando, Florida. June 22-26, 2013.

Daniel Strassburger
Sponsor: Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang

"Awe, the Big Five, and Religion"
International Association for the Psychology of Religion
Lausanne, Switzerland. August 27-30, 2013.

"Personality Factors of Awe and Allophilia"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Austin, Texas. February 13-15, 2014.

Danielle Young
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Associations between Family Religious Practices,
Internalizing/Externalizing Behaviors, and
Body Mass Index in Obese Pediatric Patients"
Texas Psychological Association 2013 Convention
Houston, Texas. November 13-16, 2013.

"Cognitive Functioning Among Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Treated with Multiple Daily Injections Versus Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion"
Society of Pediatric Society Annual Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 27-29, 2014.

Religion

Libby Ballard
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"From Shittim to Gilgal: An Analysis of Intertextuality in Micah 6 and the Implication for its Literary Composition"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

Seung Ho Bang
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"Local Production of Small Rectangular Limestone Incense Altars at Tell Halif: Iconographic Consideration"
2013 Annual Meeting of American Schools of Oriental Research
Baltimore, Maryland. November 20-23, 2013.

"From Finger Impressions to the LMLK Seal Impression: An Evidence of Ancient Israelite Scribal Presence from an Archaeological Perspective"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

Kim Bodenhamer
Sponsor: Dr. W.H. Bellinger

"A Meditation on Ritual and the Holiness Code"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

"Integrating Christian Faith with Scholarship and Teaching: Reflections from our Baptist College and University Scholars"
IABCU Annual Meeting
Charleston, South Carolina. June 1-3, 2014.

Yelena Borisova
Sponsor: Dr. D.H. Williams

"Methodological 'Licence' for Doctrinal Development?: Maximus the Confessor (580-662) on Doctrinal Continuity and Discontinuity"
NABPR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. May 19-21, 2014.

Moon Kwon Chae
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"The Complexity of the Identity Negotiation in the Post-Exilic Judea Community:
A Relationship Among Isaiah 56, Deuteronomy 23, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Ezekiel 44"
Society of Biblical Literature
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

"The Expansion of the Historical Schema of the Deuteronomists in the Book of Joel"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. May 19-21, 2014.

Joao Chaves
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Getting Closer to the Beast: The Approximation of Latin
American Liberation Theology to Western Political Convictions"
Ways of Knowing Graduate Conference at Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, Massachusetts. October 25-26, 2013.

"For an Evangelical-Liberationist Faith: The Partnership Between Postconservative Evangelicalism and Latin American Liberation Theology"
Re-Imagining Faith Conference
Georgetown, Kentucky. January 9-10, 2014.

"Questioning the Early History of Mexican American Baptists in Texas: The Racial Fluidity Differences"
Baptist History and Heritage Society
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. June 4-6, 2014.

David Cramer
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"The Gift of the Grenzfall: Revisiting Barth's Near Pacifism in Light of Contemporary Anabaptist Ethics"
Southwest Commision on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

"On the Origin of Christian Philosophical Theology: The Alexanderian Church Father and/or Arch-heretic as a Model of Faith, Reason and the Intellectual Virtues"
4th Annual Houston Baptist University Philosophy Conference: Religion, Science and the Intellectual Virtues
Houston, Texas. April 4-5, 2014.

"Sittlichkeit as Gospel: Yoder, Hegel, and the Future of Mennonite Theology"
Toronto Mennonite Theological Center Graduate Student Conference
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. May 30-June 1, 2014.

John Duncan
Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal Parsons

"Peter, Paul, and the Progymnasmata:
Traces of the Preliminary Exercises in the
Resurrection Kerygma of Acts 2:14-40 and 13:16-41"
Society of Biblical Literature
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

John Duncan
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"The Hope of Creation: The Significance of Romans 8:20c in Context"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. May 19-21, 2014.

Jordan Fannin
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"Theological Context as a Question 'On the Move' in Coakley and Augustine: Or, Why Baptists Need a Better Theology of Theosis"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Latrobe, Pennsylvania. May 29-June 1, 2014.

Roy Garton
Sponsor: Dr. James D. Nogalski

"Triangulating the Tradition behind Levi's Blessing: Methodological Reconsideration and an Alternative Reading to Deut 33:8-11"
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature 2013
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

Jesse Hoover
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Williams

"The Harvest is the Time of Donatus': Donatism as Apocalyptic Harbinger in Augustine's Polemic"
North American Patristics Society
Chicago, Illinois. May 22-24, 2014.

Justin King
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"A Not-Quite-As-Early Narrative Christology of the Pre-Existent Lord, Creator,
Teacher, Son of God, and Savior in the Infancy Gospel of Thomas"
Society of Biblical Literature
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

"Rhetorical Chain-Link Construction and the Relationship Between Roams 7:1-6 and 7:7-8:39"
Houston Baptist Theology Conference: Paul and Judaism
Houston, Texas. March 19-20, 2014.

Nathaniel Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"Mystical? Political?: Radical
Orthodoxy and Non-Radical Democracy"
Centre of Theology and Philosophy: The Soul
Oxford, England. June 28-July 1, 2013.

Courtney Lyons
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Round Table Presenter in Discussion on Betsy Flowers 'Into the Pulpit'"
SWCRS
Irving, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

"The New Black Ecclesiology: A Bonhoefferian Examination of the Social Imagination in the
Collective Work of J. Kameron Carter and Willie J. Jennings"
American Academy of Religion
Baltimore, Maryland. November 22-26, 2013.

Bryan Maine
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"A Shift in Theological Views Towards Children: Their Innocence and Salvation in the Writings of John Smyth and Thomas Helwys"
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 23-27, 2013.

"Representations of Children in Late Medieval English Exempla"
American Society of Church History
Washington, D.C. January 2-5, 2014.

Daniel Marrs
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Prayer as a Christological Mode of Existence"
AAR Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 22-26, 2013.

Sung Ho Moon
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"The Oak at Shechem Remembers: Intertextual Reading of Jotham's Fable"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

Brandon Morgan
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Subjects in Exile: The Self and Its 'Home' in Augustine's Confessions and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations"
Southwest Conference for Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

"The Lordship of Christ and the Gathering of the Church: Considering Hauerwas' Debt to the 1948 Barth-Niebuhr Exchange"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. May 19-21, 2014.

Matt Moser
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"Sex as the Soul: Receptivity and Personhood"
Centre of Theology and Philosophy: The Soul
Oxford, England. June 28-July 1, 2013.

Susan Moudry
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Pitts

"Providence with a Purpose: The 'Full Flower' of Civil Religion in the Rhetoric of Bishop Matthew Simpson"
American Academy of Religion, 2013 Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

Susan Moudry
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Before There Were Charismatics: Charles Hamilton Pridgeon and Pittsburgh Pentecostalism"
SWCRS Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
Dallas, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

Timothy Orr
Sponsor: Dr. David M. Whitford

"Shifting Identities"
The Sixteenth Century Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 24-27, 2013.

Ian Panth
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"'Reviving the Individual': Soren Kierkegaard's Revivalist Rhetoric"
Seventh International Kierkegaard Conference
Northfield, Minnesota. June 23-27, 2013.

Christopher Richmann
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Pitts

"Evangelical Unity in the Pentecostal Theology of Alexander A. Boddy"
Society of Pentecostal Studies 43rd Annual Meeting
Springfield, Missouri. March 6-8, 2014.

Scott Ryan
Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal Parsons

"Anything You Can Do Paul Can Do Better: Ps 115:1 LXX, Prosopopoiia,
and Paul's Syncritical Argument in 2 Cor 4:7-5:10"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. November 22-26, 2013.

"Reflections on Faith and Learning in Baptist Higher Education in Honor of Donald D. Schmeltekopf on the Occassion of His Retirement"
IABCU Annual Meeting
Charleston, South Carolina. June 1-3, 2014.

Anna Sieges
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Micah 1: A City Lament for the Exiled Community"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

"The Divine 'No' in Micah 2-3"
NABPR
Atlanta, Georgia. May 20-22, 2014.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martin

"Reinhold Niebuhr and the Old Testament"
Southwest Conference of Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

Lindsey Trozzo
Sponsor: Dr. Lidija Novakovic

"No Greater Ethic: Unity, Love, and the
Rhetoric of Passion in the Fourth Gospel"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

Natalie Webb
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Iverson

"Judgment and Division in Romans 2:1-3:8 AND 14:1-23"
HBU Theology Conference on Paul and Judaism
Houston, Texas. March 19-20, 2014.

"Toward Communal Virtue"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

"Herod the Tyrant: His Portrayal and Function in Josephus and in Matthew"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. May 19-21, 2014.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor: Dr. William Bellinger

"Glimpsing the Manifestation of
Eternal Divine Love: Psalm 136"
Conference on Christianity and Literature Conference
Houston, Texas. September 20-21, 2013.

"Spatial Semiotics: The Inherent Paradox of the Tabernacle"
National Society of Biblical Literature
Baltimore, Maryland. November 22-26, 2013.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"Where did She Come From? The Quest for YHWH's Wife in Hosea 2"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Regional SBL Meeting
Fort Worth, Texas. March 7-9, 2014.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Introducing Southern Baptists to Historical Criticism: A Comparison of Ralph Elliott, G. Henton Davies, and Clyde Francisco"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion National Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. May 19-21, 2014.

Mike Whitenton
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Iverson

"Saving Mark's Ending: Audience Address, Testimony, and the
Silence of the Women in Mark 16:6-8"
National Society of Biblical Literature
Baltimore, Maryland. November 23-26, 2013.

David Wilmington
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"The Improvising Soul: Bonaventure's
Hierchization as Jazz Dynamic"
Centre of Theology and Philosophy: The Soul
Oxford, England. June 28-July 1, 2013.

Sociology

Brita Andercheck
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"One Bread, One Body, One Church"
Society for the Social Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 7-9, 2013.

Kimberly Edwards
Sponsor: Dr. Sung Joon Jang

"Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Crime and Substance Abuse in
Emerging Childhood: A Study of a Neglected Moderator"
American Society of Criminology
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-23, 2013.

Kimberly Edwards
Sponsor: Dr. Martha Sherman

"Sexual Behavior in Single-Father and Single-Mother Households"
Pacific Sociology Association
Portland, Oregon. March 27-30, 2014.

Todd Ferguson
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Salience and Congregational Growth: Revisiting the Strictness Thesis"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 8-10, 2013.

Todd Ferguson
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Occupational Stress, Self-care, and Obesity Among Protestant and Catholic Clergy in the United Sates, A National Study"
Southwestern Social Science Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 17-19, 2014.

Brittany Fitz
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Image of God, Embeddedness, and Social Trust"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 8-10, 2013.

"What Accounts for Community Satisfaction?: Individual and Community Level Contributors"
Southern Sociology Society
Charlotte, North Carolina. April 2-5, 2014.

Aaron Franzen
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Belonging, Belief and Behavior:
A Latent Variable Exploration of Religious Tradition"
American Sociological Associal Annual Meeting
New York, New York. August 10-13, 2013.

William Matthew Henderson
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Images of God, Embeddedness and Social Trust"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 8-10, 2013.

Katie Halbesleben
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Differences in Firm Size and Regional-Ownership of
Business on Organizational Commitment"
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
New York City, New York. August 10-13, 2013.

"Minority School and Friend Influences: How School Demographics Affect Role of Friends on Adolescents' Educational Achievement"
Southwestern Social Science Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 17-19,2014.

Emily Hunt
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Against Juan Crow: Embodied Protest in the Undocumented Youth Moevement"
Southwestern Social Science Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 17-19, 2014.

Shelly Isaacs
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"A Case Study of Sex Trafficking Mission Trip Blogs"
Society for the Sociological Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 7-9, 2013.

Blake Kent
Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Pieper

"Ethnic Minorities in Southwest China: Resistance and Accomodation"
Southwest Social Science Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 17-19, 2014.

Brandon Martinez
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy E. Uecker

"How the Messy Middle Finds a Voice: Evangelicals and
Structured Ambivalence towards Gays and Lesbians"
American Sociological Association
New York, New York. August 10-13, 2013.

"Strain, Religiosity, and Delinquency Among Latino American Adolescents"
American Society of Criminology
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-24, 2013.

Jeffrey Tamburello
Sponsor: Dr. F. Carson Mencken

"Religious Context: Religious Ecologies Surrounding Denominationally-Affiliated Colleges and Universities"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 8-10, 2013.

"Refueling the Religon: Is Hydraulic Fracturing Reviving the Mining Communities of Pennsylvania?"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society
Charlotte, North Carolina. April 4-6, 2014.

Bob Thomson
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Culture Skirmishes:
Moral Authority as a Frame for Measuring the Interaction Between Religion and Politics in Shaping Moral Attitudes"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 8-10, 2013.

Joshua Tom
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Religion and Fertility in Interracial Marriages"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 9-11, 2013.

"Belief in Supernatural Evil and Childbearing Practices"
Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association
Portland, Oregon. March 27-30, 2014.

Jasmine Wise
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Does Social Embeddedness Influence Tolerance?"
Southwestern Social Science Association
San Antonio. April 17-19, 2014.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Religion and Happiness in Turkey"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 8-10, 2013.

Statistical Science

Amy Buros
Sponsor: Dr. Jack Tubbs

"Using DeLong, Fligner, and Birnbaum's Method to
Estimate Standard Erros of AUC Regression with Covariates"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Montreal, Quebec. August 3-8, 2013.

Joyce Cheng
Sponsor: Dr. John W. Seaman Jr.

"Priors and Sample Size Determination for Hurdle Models"
Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society 2014 Spring Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. March 16-19, 2014.

Kristen Tecson
Sponsor: Dr. John W. Seaman Jr.

"Bayesian Sample Size Determination for Informative Hypotheses"
ENAR
Baltimore, Maryland. March 16-19, 2014.

Theatre Arts

Nicholas Hoenshell
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Revising Rothko"
Mid America Theatre Conference
Cleveland, Ohio. March 5-9, 2014.

Cason Murphy
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Get Thee to a Mummery: Performative Traditions in George R.R. Martin's 'Song of Ice and Fire' Series"
2014 Southwest Popular & American Culture Association Annual Meeting
Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 19-22, 2014.

"Say hello to my literal Friend: Reexamining Scarface's Tony Montana as Arthur Miller's 'Tragic Hero'"
2014 PCA/ACA National Conference
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-19, 2014.

John Sefel
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"From House Elves to Haiti:
The Unique Success of Harry Potter Inspired Activism"
Association of Theatre in Higher Education
Orlando, Florida. August 1-4, 2013.

"Revising Vandalism: Peter Sellar's 'Don Giovanni'"
Mid America Theatre Conference
Cleveland, Ohio. March 6-9, 2014.

Rob Yoho
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"My Guild is Griffindor:
Wizard Rock and Medieval Trade Guilds"
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Orlando, Florida. August 1-4, 2013.

Rob Yoho
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Yes and(and, and, and...): the Advantages of Rhizomatic and Improv Influenced Classroom Structures in the Hundred Person Plus Lecture Setting"
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Cleveland, Ohio. March 6-9, 2014.

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