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2014-2015 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 May 11, 2015.

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Biology

David Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Comparative Transcriptomics Reveals Key Gene Expression Differences Between Two Biotypes of the Culex Pipiens Complex"
63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 2-6, 2014.

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, 2014.

Han Li
Sponsor: Dr. Kenneth Wilkins

"Responses of Urban Bats to Various Levels of Nighttime Illumination"
94th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. June 6-10, 2014.

"Responses of Urban Bats to Various Levels of Nighttime Illumination"
North American Society for Bat Research Conference 2014
Albany, New York. October 23-26, 2014.

Megan Peccarelli
Sponsor: Dr. Bessie Vebaara

"Regulation of mRNAs Involved in Copper Homeostasis by the Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay Pathway"
RNA Society Meeting 2014
Quebec City, Canada. June 3-8, 2014.

Tracey Pinney
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gutzwiller

"The Relative Importance of Niche and Neutral Processes in Guild-Level Bird Community Assembly"
Joint Meeting of The 132nd Stated Meeting American Ornithologists' Union, The 84th Annual Meeting Cooper Ornithological Society and 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists
Estes Park, Colorado. September 23-28, 2014.

Moncie Wright
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Presence of Grazing Fish Can Amplify the Negative Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Stream Periphyton Communities"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 35th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 9-13, 2014.

Hao Wu
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"Pulluluanase and Starch Synthase III Activities are Associated with Formation of Vitreous Endosperm in Quality Protein Maize (with New Data)"
American Society of Plant Biologists Conference 2014
Portland, Oregon. July 12-16, 2014.

Biomedical Studies

Brett Harper
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Sequence-Scrambling in Collision-Induced Dissociation of Oligonucleotides"; "Energy Resolved Ion Mobility Deconvolution of Isobaric Mixtures"; "Automated Collision Cross Section"
62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectometry and Allied Topics
Baltimore, Maryland. June 15-19, 2014.

"Improving Sequence Coverage of Ion Mobility Unresolved Peptide Isomers Using Chemometric Data Deconvolution"
Pittcon 2015 Conference and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 8-12, 2015.

Mazhar Kanak
Sponsor: Dr. Bob Kane

"Association of IP-10 with Islet Graft Failure After Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation"
American Transplant Congress
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2-6, 2015

Samuel Odutola
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawic

"Vascular Disrupting Activity of OXi8006 in Endothelial Cells and its Phosphate Prodrug OXi8007 in Breast Cancer Xenografts in Vivo"
Experimental Biology 2015 (ASBMB National Meeting)
Boston, Massachusetts. March 28-April 1, 2015

Elias Oziolor
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Gradient of Evolved Resistance to PCBs and PAHs, Cross-Resistance and Fitness Costs in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus Grandis) from the Galveston Bay, Texas"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 8-14, 2014

Gregory Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"The Effects of Superimposing Seizure Induction on NS-PTEN Halpoinsufficient and Wild Type Mice"
Society for Neuroscience 2014
Washington, D.C. November 15-19, 2014.

"Superimposing Status Epilepticus on NS-Pten Haploinsufficient and Wild Type Mice Results in Long-Term Changes in Behavior"
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting 2014
Seattle, Washington. December 5-9, 2014

Yiyang Zhou
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"An Inexpensive System for Producing Structurally Stable Replicative RNA Virus-Based Nanoparticle Vaccines"
63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 2-6, 2014.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Matthew Brantley
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Inexpensive, Programmable, and Modular Radio-Frequency Power Supplies for Mass Spectrometers"
Pittsburgh 2015 Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 8-12, 2015.

"Laser Desorption-Radio Frequency Ionization"
63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
St. Louis, Missouri. May 31-June 4, 2015.

Adelaide Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"The Application of a Novel Pressurized Liquid Extraction Method to Quantify Organic Tracers Combined with Historic and Novel Organic Contaminants for the Discover-AQ Houston Field Experiment"
American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California. December 14-19, 2014.

Xiaozhen Han
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"Mechanism Study on the Reaction Between Flavonols and HNO"
Gordon Conference
Galveston, Texas. March 1-6, 2015.

Jackie Lochridge
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Effect of Metal Ion and Neutral Reagant on Gas-phase Adduct Formation"
62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectometry and Allied Topics
Baltimore, Maryland. June 15-19, 2014.

"Spray Pump Ionization Mass Spectrometry of Pharmacuetical, Peptide, and Protein Ions"
Pittcon 2015 Conference and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 8-12, 2015.

Parashu Nyaupane
Sponsor: Dr. Carlos E. Manzanares

"Cavity Ring Down Absorption of Oxygen Applied to Temperature Measurements in a Flowing Gas"
ACS Southwest Regional Meeting 2014
Fort Worth, Texas. November 19-22, 2014.

Abayomi Olaitan
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Effect of Metal Ion and Neutral Reagant on Gas-phase Adduct Formation"
62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectometry and Allied Topics
Baltimore, Maryland. June 15-19, 2014.

"Electron Generation in Radio-Frequency Ionization"
Pittsburgh 2015 Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 8-12, 2015.

Michael Pettit
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Energy Resolved Ion Mobility Deconvolution of Isobaric Mixtures"
62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectometry and Allied Topics
Baltimore, Maryland. June 15-19, 2014.

"Collision-Energy Resolved Ion Mobility Deconvolution of a Ternary Isomeric Mixture"
Pittcon 2015 Conference and Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 8-12, 2015.

Yunhua Shi
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Shaw

"Deamidation of Asparagine in Cu, Zn Superoxide Dismutase"
248th ACS National Meeting and Exposition
San Francisco, California. August 9-15, 2014.

Church-State Studies

Lauren Tapley
Sponsor: Dr. Julie deGraffenried

"Gleb Yakunin: Religious Dissent and the Human Rights Movement"
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
San Antonio, Texas. November 20-23, 2014.

Clinical Psychology

Nancy Wheless
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Examining Relations Between Health-Related Dysfunctional Beliefs and Health Anxiety Among Respondents With a Self-Reported Medical Condition"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 20-23, 2014.

Communication Studies

Kristina Beevers
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Hansen

"No More Horsing Around: Longform Narrative Structure in Netflix's BoJack Horseman"
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Associtation National Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 1-4, 2015.

Caroline Koons
Sponsor: Dr. Martin Medhurst

"Bloodlines and Homelands: The Anti-Colonization Advocacy of Charles Lenox Remond"
National Communication Association
Chicago, Illinois. November 20-23, 2014.

Computer Science

Darren Guinness
Sponsor: Dr. G Michael Poor

"An Evaluation of Touchless Hand Gestural Interaction for Pointing Tasks with the Preferred and Non-Preferred Hands and Evaluating Multimodal Interaction with Gestures and Speech for Point and Select Tasks"
NordiCHI' 14
Helsinki, Finland. October 27-30, 2014.

Lizhu Ma
Sponsor: Dr. Young-Rae Cho

"Hierarchical Social Network Analysis Using Multi-Agent Systems: A School System Case"
2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems
Malibu, California. October 5-8, 2014.

Curriculum and Instruction

Erin Dixon
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Addressing Elementary Teachers' Misconceptions Related to Gravity Using A Conceptual Change Process"
Association of Teacher Educators
Jacksonville, Florida. November 6-8, 2014.

Keith Kerschen
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Engaging Learners and Realizing the Development of Mathematical Practices"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition
Boston, Massachusetts. April 15-18, 2015.

Elena Lopez
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Media Literacy in Teacher Education: Examining the Portrayal of Teachers in the Media"
American Association of Teaching and Curriculum
Tampa, Florida. October 9-11, 2014.

Adeline Meira
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Rogers

"Gamifying Faculty Development with Wordpress and Google Drive-- A Pilot Program"
New Media Consortium Summer Conference
Portland, Oregon. June 16-19, 2014.

Alexa Samuel
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Engaging Learners and Realizing the Development of Mathematical Practices"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Boston, Massachusetts. April 15-18, 2015.

Jason Trumble
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Teaching for Social Justice: Developing Frameworks to Teach Equity Education for Preservice and Inservice Teachers. Ethics in Teacher Education: A Moral Vacuum? What to Do?"
American Association of Teaching and Curriculum
Tampa, Florida. October 8-11, 2014.

Jason Trumble
Sponsor: Dr. John Park

"Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Learning Experiences for Preservice Teachers: How Should We Proceed?"
Society for Technology in Teacher Education
Las Vegas, Nevada. March 2-6, 2015.

Elena Venegas
Sponsor: Dr. Lakia Scott

"Increasing Perspective About Teaching the Other: White Preservice Teacher Preconceptions About Urban Schools"
2015 Texas National Association for Multicultural Education Conference
Lubbock, Texas. April 23-25, 2015.

Sunny Wells
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Belvins

"Teaching to Transform; Innovations in Citizenship Education: Action Civics"
College and University Faculty Assembly/National Council for the Social Studies Annual National Conference
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-20, 2014.

"Teaching to Transform: An Examination of Preservice Social Studies Teachers' Citizenship Conceptions and Pedagogical Practice"
American Education Research Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 17-20, 2015.

Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tate Barrett
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Contributions of Fossil Fuel Combustion to Winter-Time Arctic Aerosols"
2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 14-19, 2014

William Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Influence of Diel pH Variability on Predicted Fish Plasma Concentrations of Ionizable Pharmaceuticals in Texas Estuaries
SETAC North America Meeting
Vancouver, Canada. November 8-16, 2014.

Zack Valdez
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Hockaday

"Soil C Dynamics for Bioenergy Agriculture Under Different Fertilization and Harvesting Treatments"
Soil Science Society of America
Long Beach, California. November 1-6, 2014.

Educational Administration

Melissa McLevain
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"Grading Myself: How Faculty-In-Residence Might Be Evaluated"
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 18-25, 2015.

Jessica Robinson
Sponsor: Dr. Perry Glanzer

"What Makes a Good Mentor: The Mentors' Practices of Student Affairs Professionals"
American Educational Research Association 2015: Towards Justice
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-20, 2015.

Ray Small
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Life On the Trail-Spiritual Development in the Wilderness"
Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference
Huntsville, Texas. January 30-February 1, 2015

Educational Psychology

Jayden Conte
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Acquiring Stimulus Control for Vocal Stereotypy"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. February 19-23, 2015

"Examination of Presession Systematic Durations of Reinforcer Access"
ABAI
Houston, Texas. May 22-26, 2015

Brenda Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Clearer Thinking with De Bono's Six Thinking Hats"
Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Annual Conference
Ft. Worth, Texas. December 3-5, 2014

Elizabeth Dukes
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Effects of Activity Schedules in Play to Work Transistions for Children with Autism: Acquiring Stimulus Control for Vocal Stereotypy"
Association of Behavior Analysis International Convention
Houston, Texas. February 26-March 1, 2015.

"Effects of Activity Schedules in Play to Work Transitions for Children with Autism"
Association of Behavior Analysis International Convention
San Antonio, Texas. May 22-26, 2015.

Yara Farah
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Developing Positive Perception Towards Creativity in the Classroom Through Professional Development"
National Association for Gifted Children
Baltimore, Maryland. November 13-16, 2014.

Yara Farah
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Effect of Type of Questions on the Number of Responses from Gifted Students in Cluster Classes"
American Educational Research Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-20, 2015.

Kelsey Henry
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Analysis of Behavioral Indicators as a Measure of Satiation"
Applied Behavior Analysts International Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas. May 22-26, 2015.

Kari Hodge
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Count Model Comparison of ELS2002 Student Level School Climate Predictors of Deviant Behavior"
Southwest Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 4-6, 2015.

Kari Hodge
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Are Fit Indices Biased in Favor of Bi-Factor Models?: A Comparison of Fit in Correlated Factors, Higher-Order, and Bi-Factor Models via Monte Carlo Simulations"
American Educational Research Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-20, 2015.

Corina Kaul
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Long-Term Effects of a Summer Enrichment Program on Gifted Students from Poverty"
61st Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children
Baltimore, Maryland. November 13-16, 2014.

"Low Income Students' Qualitative Perspectives on the Long-Term Effects of a Summer Enrichment Program"
Southwest Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 4-6, 2015.

Dana Leeper
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Enabled for College II: Theory of Change"
National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention
Orlando, Florida. February 17-20, 2015

Rachel Scalzo
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Effect of Type of Questions on the Number of Responses from Gifted Students in Cluster Classes"
American Educational Research Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-20, 2015

Rachel Scalzo
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Analysis of Behavioral Indicators as a Measure of Satiation"
ABA International
San Antonio, Texas. May 22-26, 2015

LaNette Thompson
Sponsor: Dr. Janet Bagby

"Teaching Nonliterate Adults: Insights from lleris's Learning Theory; Veteran Educational and Transition Services (VETS): Making a Difference for Vets Entering Academia"
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education International Pre-Conference 2014; 2014 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference
Charleston, South Carolina. November 2-7, 2014.

Alexander Weber
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Effects of Activity Schedules in Play to Work Transitions"
Texas Association of Behavior Analysis State Convention
Houston, Texas. February 26-March 1, 2015.

Regan Weston
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Effects of Activity Schedules in Play to Work Transitions for Children with Autism"
Texas Association of Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. February 26-March 1, 2015.

"Effects of Activity Schedules in Play to Work Transitions for Children with Autism"
Association for Behavior Analysis International 41st Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. May 22-26, 2015.

Robin Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"Teacher Attitudes Toward Inclusion: A Cross Country Comparision Between Costa Rica and the United States"
Southwest Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 4-6, 2015

Engineering

Joseph Barkate
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"The Power Smith Tube: Joint Optimization of Power Amplifier Input Power and Load Impedance for Power-Added Efficiency and Adjacent-Channel Power Ratio"
IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference
Cocoa Beach, Florida. April 13-15, 2015

Dylan Eustice
Sponsor: Dr. Scott Koziol

"Efficient SIFT Processing Using Sub-Sampled Convolution and Masking"
IEEE INTRNTL Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
San Diego, California. October 5-8, 2014.

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Fiber Orientation Prediction in Fused Deposition Modeling Nozzle Flow"
ACCE 2014
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2014.

Joshua Stone
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Thompson

"Study on the Effectiveness of a Weighted Pseudo-Linear Approach to Emitter Localization"
IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Conference
Richardson, Texas. October 12-13, 2014.

Chengli Wei
Sponsor: Dr. Johnathan Hu

"Chalcogenide Negative Curvature Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fibers with Low Loss and Low Power Ratio in the Glass"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California. June 8-13, 2014.

English

DeAnn Barta
Sponsor: Dr. Dianna Vitanza

"Does Matter Matter?: Newman and Coleridge on the Imagination's (In)Dependence"
Newman Association of America Annual Conference
Steubenville, Ohio. July 31-August 2, 2014.

DeAnn Barta
Sponsor: Dr. Phillip Donnelly

"Leaving Discourse 'Breathing Room': Milton's Treatment of Man's Creation in Paradise Lost"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"The Presence of Absence: The Body, Landscape and Liminality in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"'[S]trange Thanks': Place, Displacement, and Gratitude in the Poetry of Derek Walcott"
Landscape, Space, and Place Conference at Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana. February 26-28, 2015.

Nicole Bouchard
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"'Twas Nature Listened': John Clare's Poetic Discourse with Nature"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Joshua Boyd
Sponsor: Dr. Coretta Pittman

"Devouring Depth or Glutting the Medium: Considering Isak Dinesen's 'Babette's Feast' as Set in Ladies' Home Journal"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Christina Boyles
Sponsor: Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

"Composing in Communities: Using Multimodal Assignments to Transform Teaching Practices"
Thomas R. Watson Conference
Louisville, Kentucky. October 16-18, 2014.

Emily Brower
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"'On Parallax and False Guidance in Things Past': The Creation and Destruction of History in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 8-11, 2014.

Emily Brower
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

"'At the End There Was Only One Thing That Counted-To Be a Saint': Martyrdom in Evelyn Waugh's Edmund Campion and Graham Greene's The Power and The Glory"
South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 27-28, 2015.

Jordan Carson
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Cause for Pause: Gathering Time in Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

"Swimming With Your Eyes Open: The Sea as Spiritual Mirror in 'The Sun Always Rises' and 'The Garden of Eden'"
Southeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
Charleston, South Carolina on April 9-11, 2015.

David Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"Christmas References as a Comparative Framework for Arthurian Kingship in the Morte Darthu"
South Eastern Medieval Association Conference 2014
Atlanta, Georgia. October 16-18, 2014.

"A Reading from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 14-17, 2015.

Sarah Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Conversing with Earthlines: Robin McKinley's Chalice as an Ecocritical Text"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

James Cochran
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Thomas

"Constructing Chicano Identity: Reisitance, Celebration, and Hybridity in Sergio Troncoso's 'From this Wicked Patch of Dust'"
SWAPACA: Many Faces, Many Voices
Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 11-14, 2015

Alicia Constant
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Gerald Manley Hopkins and the Priestly Role of Imagination"
Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Purcellville, Virginia. October 31-November 1, 2014.

Sara Dye
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"The Place of the Incarnation: Wendell Berry's Vision of Man's Heavenly, Earthly Home"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 86
Atlanta, Georgia. November 7-9, 2014.

Elizabeth Fredericks
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"A Habitation and a Home: Place in John Clare's Early Poems"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

James Garey
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Simulation, Narrative, and Memory in Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell"
Coastal Plains Graduate Conference
Houston, Texas. April 10-11, 2015.

James Garey
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"Geffrey Among the Poets: Intertextuality and Authority in Chaucer's House of Fame"
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 14-17, 2015.

Rachel Griffis
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"God and the Republic, Calvinism and Womanhood in Sedgwick's A New-England Tale"
American Literature Association Symposium: God and the American Writer
San Antonio, Texas. February 26-28, 2015.

Syeda Hayat
Sponsor: Dr. Maurice Hunt

"Making Meaning of Pain: A Study of Sexuality in Jane Eyre and Twilight"
4th Annual Graduate Student Conference for Romance Languages and Literatures
Buffalo, New York. March 27-28, 2015.

Perry Harrison
Sponsor: Dr. Jeannette Marsh

"'Gone, the Song of Gamelyn': John Keats and the Medieval Outlaw"
Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. October 16-18, 2014.

Kala Holt
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"'Despair as Damnation': A Kiekegaardian Reading of Charles Williams' Descent into Hell"
Conference on Christianity and Literature (Northeast Regional Meeting): The Hermeneutics of Hell
Wenham, Massachusetts. October 8-11, 2014.

Sara Kelm
Sponsor: Dr. Michael-John DePalma

"A Dangerous Liaison: Creative Nonfiction and Spiritual Identity in the Composition Classroom"
2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication
Tampa, Florida. March 18-21, 2015.

Rachel Kilgore
Sponsor: Dr. James English

"The Problem with 'Talking Shakespeare': Conventions of Reading in Jane Austin's Mansfield Park"
Jane Austen Society of North America
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. October 9-11, 2014.

John Kloosterman
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Johnston

"Dream-Visions of the Past: Time Travel in the Lord of the Rings"
Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Purcellville, Virginia. October 30-November 1, 2014.

John Kloosterman
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"The Scapegoat of Romantic Conquest: Pandarus' Role in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde"
Southeast Medieval Association
Atlanta, Georgia. October 16-18, 2014.

Courtney Kunkel
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Promoting Blindsight: Brian Friel's Privileging of the Disabled Artist"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 8-11, 2014.

Jeremy Land
Sponsor: Dr. Coretta Pittman

"The Motown Sound, Hip-Hop, and Transgendered Hard Rock: Music of Responsivity"
Thomas R. Watson Conference
Louisville, Kentucky. October 16-18, 2014.

Jeremy Larson
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"The Mirror-Lamp Hybrid in J.R.R. Tolkien's Theory of Artistic Expression"
2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
Purcellville, Virginia. October 31-November 1, 2014.

Jeremy Larson
Sponsor: Dr. Phil Donnelly

"'The Rule of Not Too Much' and the Prima Facia Acceptability of Adam's Felix Culpa Statement in Paradise Lost"
South-Central Renaissance Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina. March 12-14, 2015.

Kurt Mahler
Sponsor: Dr. Phil Donnelly

"The Grace of 'That Space': Beauty and the Satanic Soliloquies"
South-Central Renaissance Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina. March 12-14, 2015.

Adam Marshall
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"Malory's Inferno: Devils, Demons, and Fiends in the Morte Darthur"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 14-17, 2015.

Timothy Mitchell
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Crediting North: Seamus Heaney's Rejection and Transcendence of Archetypal Violence"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Courtney Bailey Parker
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"The Oral-Aural Chaucer: Reader's Theatre Performances"
Southeast Medieval Association Annual Meeting 2014
Atlanta, Georgia. October 17-20, 2014.

"Chaucerian Performance Studies: Or, What Can We Learn From a Performance of the Wife of Bath's Prologue?"
International Congress of Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 14-15, 2015.

Rachel Pietka
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"Augustine's Restlessness and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Intellectual Villains"
Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition
Birmingham, Alabama. October 2-5, 2014.

Joshua Pittman
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Chaucer's Sonde: Poetic Mediation Questioned"
Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Meeting 2014
Atlanta, Georgia. October 16-18, 2014.

Andrew Rasmussen
Sponsor: Dr. Coretta Pittman

"'Everybody Thinks We're Wrong': Blue Notes and Charm at Hitsville, USA"
Thomas R. Watson Conference
Lousville, Kentucky. October 16-18, 2014.

Eleni Reid
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Unbecoming and Becoming in Zelda Fitzgerald's Save Me the Waltz"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Sarah Rude
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"The Squire's Failure of Wordes and Cheer"
International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 14-17, 2015.

Mackenzie Sarna
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Labor and Love: The Theology of Work and Neighbor in Sayers' 'The Zeal of Thy House' and Tolkien's 'Leaf by Niggle'"
Conference on Christianity and Literature
Purcellville, Virginia. October 30-November 1, 2014.

Mackenzie Sarna
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Theology of the Christian Life in Browning's Christmas-Eve and MacDonald's Phantastes"
Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature
Seattle, Washington. May 22-23, 2015.

Amy Schroeder
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

"'What Was Repeated Had Weight': the Re-telling of Trauma in Louise Gluck's Averno"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-12, 2014.

Amy Schroeder
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"'Bearing the Load of This Eternal Quietude': Christological Imagery in Keats's The Fall of Hyperion"
South Central Conference of Christianity and Literature
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 27-28, 2015.

Heidi Seward
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

"The City's Moral Education in Charlotte Lennox's Female Quixote"
Midwest American Society for 18th Century Studies
Kansas City, Missouri. October 17-19, 2014.

David Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Joshua King

"Creative Corrosion: Printmaking and Swedenborgian Theories in Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism 2014
Washington, D.C. July 9-13, 2014.

James Watson
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"'They Accomplish What They Signify': The Evasion and Embrace of Deconstruction in the Catholic Sacramental Economy"
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference
Boise, Idaho. October 9-11, 2014.

Ryan Womack
Sponsor: Dr. Dianna Vitanza

"The Soil for Seeds of Doctrine: Imagination in the Spiritual Autobiographies of John Henry Newman, Edmund Gosse, and G.K. Chesterton"
Newman Association of America Annual Conference
Steubenville, Ohio. July 31-August 2, 2014.

Ryan Womack
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Eschatological Movement in Cormac McCarthy"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 27-28, 2015.

Vivien Zelanzy
Sponsor: Dr. David L. Jeffery

"The Pedagogy of Welcome and Exclusion in Cleanness and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. October 16-18, 2014.

Environmental Science

Chris Breed
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Modeling Fate and Contaminants in Coastal Watersheds
ESRI International User Conference
San Diego, California. July 12-20, 2014.

Sarah Burket
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Uptake of Pharmaceuticals by Corbicula Fluminea in an Effluent-Dependent Experimental Stream Mesocosm Study"
SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 9-13, 2014.

Lauren Kristofco
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Responsiveness of Danio Rerio Larvae to Diphenhydramine Under Light and Dark Conditions"
SETAC North American 35th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 9-13, 2014.

Gavin Saari
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Influence of Diltiazem on Fathead Minnow Responses Across Dissolved Oxygen Gradients"
SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 8-14, 2014.

"Acute and Chronic Effects of Diltiazem to Fathead Minnow (pimephales Promelas) Under Gradients of Dissolved Oxygen"
SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting
Barcelona, Spain. May 3-7, 2015.

Bryan Yates
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Use of A Web-Based Interactive Database for Improving the Efficiency and Confidence in Ecological Risk Assessments"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. November 9-13, 2014.

Geology

Mohit Agrawal
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Crustal and Uppermost Mantle Structure of Texas-Gulf of Mexico from Surface Wave Dispersion and Migrated Ps Receiver Functions"
2014 American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California. December 15-19, 2014.

Emily Beverly
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Driese

"Pleistocene Hominin Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions: Sedimentology, Micromorphology, and Stable Isotopes of Riverine Tufas from the Rusinga and Karungu Regions of Western Kenya"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 18-24, 2014.

Joshua Brownlow
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Geochemical Fingerprinting of Eagle Ford Shale Crude Oil and Flowback Water Using Petroleum Biomarkers"
National Groundwater Association-Groundwater Summit
San Antonio, Texas. March 16-18, 2015.

Adam Collard
Sponsor: Dr. John Dunbar

"Estimating the Shear Strength of Aquatic Sediments Using AVO Methods with Applications in Galveston and Lake Lavon, Texas"
AAPG/SEG Student Expo
Houston, Texas. September 8-9, 2014.

Andrew Flynn
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Early Paleocene Floras from the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA: Implications for Local and Regional Responses to the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 18-23, 2014.

Russell Harlow
Sponsor: Dr. Stacy Atchley

"Depositional and Climatic Evolution of the Late Triassic Chinle Formation: A Basin Scale Comparison, Southwestern United States"
Geological Society of America Annual Convention
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 18-23, 2014.

Joshua Kirby
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Applied Forensic Investigation of Elevated Arsenic Levels in the Central Texas Trinity Aquifer System"
National Groundwater Association-Groundwater Summit
San Antonio, Texas. March 16-18, 2015.

Caitlin Leslie
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Magnetostratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous through Lower Paleocene Strata from the Dawson Creek Section, Big Bend National Park, West Texas, USA"
Geological Society of America
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 18-23, 2014.

Yohan Letourmy
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in an Equatorial Setting: Interpretations from Carboniferous Paleosols at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia, Canada"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC, Canada. October 19-22, 2014.

Todd Longbottom
Sponsor: Dr. William Hockaday

"Estimates of Oil and Gas Potential of Source Rock by 13C Numclear Magnetic Resonance(NMR) Spectroscopy"
American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California. December 14-19, 2014.

William Lukens
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Lithostratigraphy and Paleogeomorphology of the Upper Miocene Ogalla Fm. in the Texas Panhandle"
Geological Society of America National Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 19-22, 2014.

Brandon Rasaka
Sponsor: Dr. Vince Cronin

"Looking for Seismogenic Faults Responsible For Increased Seismicity, Central Oklahoma"
Geological Society of America South-Central Section Annual Meeting
Stillwater, Oklahoma. March 19-20, 2015.

James Tucker
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Hydrogeologic Assessment of the Middle Trinity"
National Ground Water Association Summit
San Antonio, Texas. March 16-19, 2015.

Tian Xu
Sponsor: Dr. John A. Dunbar

"Direct Current Method for Marine Gas Hydrate Investigation"
AAPG/SEG Expo
Houston, Texas. September 8-9, 2014.

Tian Xu
Sponsor: Dr. John A. Dunbar

"Seafloor Direct Current Resistivity Techniques for Deep Marine, Near-Bottom Gas Hydrate Investigation"
Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems
Austin, Texas. March 22-26, 2015.

Stephanie Wong
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Time Not Wasted: How Collaborative Research and Education Help Build Groundwater Sustainability in Rural Northern Uganda, Africa"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 19-22, 2014.

"Insights Into Karst Groundwater-Stream Interactions Using Dissolved Natural Radon Concentrations, Central Texas"
NGWA Groundwater Summit
San Antonio,Texas. March 16-18, 2015.

Victoria Worrell
Sponsor: Dr. Vince Cronin

"Seismo-Lineament Analysis Method (SLAM) Applied to the South Napa Earthquake"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 15-19, 2014

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Andrew Appling
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Analysis of New College Football Stadium Spending Past and Present"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 19-21, 2015.

Dave Church
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"A Comparison of the Effects of Ursolic Acid and L-Leucine Supplementation on IGF-1 Receptor and Akt-mTOR Signaling in Response to Resistance Exercise in Trained Men"
International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference
Clearwater, Florida. June 19-21, 2014.

Meredith Finch
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Cost Analysis of New College Football Stadium Spending Past and Present"
College Sports Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2015

Jeffrey Forsse
Sponsor: Dr. Peter W. Grandjean

"3-Nitrotyrosine and Soluble Vascular and Intracellular Adhesion Molecule Responses to High-Intensity Interval and Steady-State Moderate-Intensity Exercise"
National American College of Sports Medicine
Austin, Texas. February 25-26, 2015

"3-Nitrotyrosine and Soluble Vascular and Intracellular Adhesion Molecule Responses to High-Intensity Interval and Steady-State Moderate-Intensity Exercise"
National American College of Sports Medicine
San Diego, California. May 26-30, 2015

Joshua Gann
Sponsor: Dr. Paul La Bounty

"Correlations Between Resistance Exercise Characteristics and Muscle Soreness During Fish Oil Supplementation"
2015 American College of Sports Medicine
San Diego, California. May 28-30, 2015.

Drew Gehman
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Theory-Based Approaches to Understanding and Reducing Sedentary Behavior"
American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. March 15-18, 2015.

Stefan Huber
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Protecting At-Risk Children From Lead Poisoning Through Innovative Awareness Building"
Society for Public Health Education 66th Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon. April 23-25, 2015.

Sara Maddison
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Implications of New and Upgraded Practice Facilities in NCAA Division I Golf"
Sport Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow
Columbia, South Carolina. November 19-21, 2014.

John Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Financial Impact of Football Stadium Construction and Renovation at FBS Institutions"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2015.

Zachararias Papadakis
Sponsor: Dr. Peter W. Grandjean

"High-Density Lipoprotien Antioxidant Responses to High-Intensity Interval and Steady-State Moderate-Intensity Exercise"
Texas American College of Sports Medicine
Austin, Texas. February 26-27, 2015..

"High-Density Lipoprotien Antioxidant Responses to High-Intensity Interval and Steady-State Moderate-Intensity Exercise"
American College of Sports Medicine
San Diego, California. May 26-30, 2015..

Jin Park
Sponsor: Dr. Yunsuk Koh

"Role of High-Intensity Resistance Exercise in Vascular Inflammation inRecreationally Trained Men"
2015 Texas American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Austin, Texas. February 26-27, 2015.

John Patrick Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"An Analysis of Venue Utalization at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games"
Sport and Entertainment Venues Tomorrow
Columbia, South Carolina. November 19-21, 2014.

Muhammad Shaikh
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Protecting At-Risk Children From Lead Poisoning Through Innovative Awareness Building"
Society for Public Health Education 66th Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon. April 23-25, 2015.

Jasmine Sumrall
Sponsor: Dr. Renne Umstattd Meyer

"Physical Activity-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communitites: A Systematic Review"
Active Living Research
San Diego, California. February 22-25, 2015.

"Evaluating Presence and Quality of Physical Activity Rescources Among Texas Churches Within Varying Socioeconomic Strata"
American Academy of Health Behavior
San Antonio, Texas. March 15-18, 2015.

Grant Tinsley
Sponsor: Dr. Paul LaBounty

"Frequency of Eating Occassions and Dietary Supplement Use in Competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes: Preliminary Results of an Ongoing Study"
International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference
Clearwater, Florida. June 20-21, 2014.

Grant Tinsley
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Effects of Fish Oil Supplementation on Post-Resistance Exercise Muscle Soreness in Untrained Females"
American College of Sports Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. May 26-30, 2015.

Shana Walsh
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Physical Activity-Related Policy and Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review" and "Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors of Colonias Children: The Role of Parents and Siblings in the Home Environment"
Active Living Research
San Diego, California. February 22-25, 2015.

"Oh, The Places They Can Play: A Descriptive Study of Four South Texas Colonias Communities" and "Results of a Family-Based, Multidisciplinary Weight-Management Program for Obese Adolescents"
American Academy of Health Behavior
San Antonio, Texas. March 15-18, 2015.

Jordin Westbrook
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"College Analysis of New College Football Stadium Spending Past and Present"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2015

History

Prisca Bird
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"For the Greater Glory of God: Daniel Berrigan and Catholic Identity in Crisis 1968-1971"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 24-27, 2014.

Ryan Butler
Sponsor: Dr. Philip Jenkins

"Why W.E. Gladstone Denounced the Conservative Government's 'Forward Policy' in Afghanistan: An Approach to International Relations"
Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. March 27-28, 2015

Ryan Butler
Sponsor: Dr. Philip Jenkins

"Christianization or Emancipation? Early American Anglican and Methodist Attitudes Toward Slavery"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 16-19, 2015

Alyssa Gerhardt
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"'A Ridicule on the Sacred Institution:' Religion, Republicanism, and Liberal Divorce Laws, 1800-1845"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 24-27, 2014.

Timothy Grundmeier
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Parrish

"'The Elements of Africa's Redemption': The American Lutheran Mission to Liberia, 1860-1874"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 25-27, 2014.

"National Union and Lutheran Unity: The General Synod Schism in its Civil War Context"
Lutheran Historical Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 10-12, 2014.

"Lutheranism and Liberty in Nineteenth-Century America"
Doctoral Research at Concordia Historical Institute
St. Louis, Missouri. April 7-25, 2015.

Paul Gutacker
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Joseph Milner's Historical Selection as Noteworthy Revision of Protestant Historiography and Identity"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 25-27, 2014.

Paul Gutacker
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Tender and Indulgent Towards the Bishops of Rome: The Publication History of Joseph Milner's Evangelical Ecclesiastical Historiography"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 16-19, 2015.

Adina Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Welcome Home: Southern Baptists, Women, and Postwar America"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 25-27, 2014.

"Global Missions During World War II: American Baptists, Imperialism, and Indigenous Peoples"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 16-19, 2015.

Elise Leal
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"'Our Endeavor is to Avoid Slavery': The American Sunday School Union's Policy of Silence and the Redefinition of Evangelical Benevolence"
2014 Biennial Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 25-27, 2014.

Elise Leal
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"'I Am Almost Ready to Wish Myself a Man': Harriet Lathrop Winslow and the Creation of Female Missionary Identities, 1819-1833"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 16-19, 2015.

Lynneth Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Allison

"A Practice 'More Becoming Unto Women Than Unto Men': Dance and Gender in Early Modern Religious Writings"
Texas Energy Managers Association
Dallas, Texas. October 2-4, 2014.

Amanda Mylin
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Luxury, Vice, and Virtue: The Intersection of Women, Consumerism, and Religion, 1760-1783"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 24-27, 2014.

Brendan Payne
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"The British, Buganda and Bechuanaland: 'Glocalization' of Christianity in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Africa"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 24-27, 2014.

Brendan Payne
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Cup of Salvation: Religion, Race, and Prohibition in Texas, 1885-1935"
Dissertation Research at the Univeristy of Texas Dolph Briscoe Center
Austin, Texas. April 13-18, 2015.

Nicholas Pruitt
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"The Irony of Eschatology: Penecostal Interpretations of Global Events During the Interwar Years"
Conference on Faith and History
Malibu, California. September 25-27, 2014.

"Working Towards Baptist Interracial Fellowship: The Friendships Southern Baptist Women Cultivated and the Limits They Faced in Improving Race Relations During the 1930s and 1940s"
Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee. April 20-22, 2015.

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 of the Great Plains, 1890-1900'"
Conference on Faith and History
Pepperdine, California. September 24-27, 2014.

"Reporting the Revival: Lena Mason's Interracial Evangelistic Campaign in the Midwest, 1895-1905"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 17-20, 2015.

Information Systems

Laurie Giddens
Sponsor: Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider

"It's My Tool, I Know How to Use It: A Theory of the Impact of IT Consumerization on Device Competence and Job Satisfaction"
Americas Conference on Information Systems
Savannah, Georgia. August 7-9, 2014.

Michael Milovich Jr.
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"The Influence of Middle Management Information Technology Alignment"
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-48
Kauai, Hawaii. January 5-8, 2015.

Journalism

Tonya B. Lewis
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"The 2013 Steubenville Rape Case: An Examination of Framing in Newspapers and User-Generated Content"
Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Symposium
Denver, Colorado. October 24-25, 2014.

Mathematics

Nathan Averbeck
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Raines

"Schweizer-Smital Chaos in Dendritic Julia Sets"
29th Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications
New York, New York. July 23-26, 2014.

Joshua Closs
Sponsor: Dr. Laine Scales

"Religion and Science in the Baptist University"
International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities Meeting
Charleston, South Carolina. June 1-3, 2014.

Reeve Hunter
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Raines

"Omega-Chaos and the Specification Property"
29th Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications
New York, New York. July 23-26, 2014.

James Kelly
Sponsor: Dr. David Ryden

"A Partial Classification of Inverse Limits with Irreducible Functions"
29th Summer Conference on Topology and Its Applications
New York, New York. July 23-26, 2014.

James Kelly
Sponsor: Dr. David Ryden

"Topological Entropy of Set-Valued Functions"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, Texas. January 10-13, 2015.

Charles Nelms
Sponsor: Dr. Johny Henderson

"Comparison of Smallest Eigenvalues for Certain Fifth Order Boundary Value Problems"
9th International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Dallas, Texas. May 14-16, 2015.

Dylan Poulsen
Sponsor: Dr. John Davis

"Is Deterministic Real Time Control Always Necessary? A Time Scales Perspective"
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
San Antonio, Texas. October 22-24, 2014.

Dylan Poulsen
Sponsor: Dr. John Davis

"The Geometry of the Region of Uniform Exponential Stability on Arbitrary Time Scales"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, Texas. January 10-13, 2015.

Timothy Tennant
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Raines

"The Specification Property on a Set-Valued Map"
29th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications
New York, New York. July 23-26, 2014.

Mechanical Engineering

Sarah Stair
Sponsor: Dr. David A. Jack

"Non-Destructive Characterization of Ply Orientation and Ply Type of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Laminated Composites"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2014.

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Fiber Orientation Prediction in Fused Deposition Modeling Nozzle Flow"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2014.

Museum Studies

Mega Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Holcomb

"Found Photography in the Art of Betye Saar and Carrie Mae Weems"
Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 26-28, 2015.

Music

John Ashburn
Sponsor: Dr. Francesca Arnone

"Alumni Recital at Ouachita Baptist University"
Alumni Recital at Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas. March 10-11, 2015.

John Barker
Sponsor: Dr. Jun Qian

"Baylor University Clarinet Choir Performance"
International Clarinet Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. July 30-August 3, 2014.

Zane Brown
Sponsor: Dr. Wiff Rudd

"Spin, Spin, Spin! Graduate Semi-Final Solo Competition, Ensemble Semi-Final Competition"
National Trumpet Competition
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. March 18-21, 2015.

Michael Church
Sponsor: Dr. Kent Eshelman

"SCRTEC Artist Tuba, Mock Orchestral, and Quartet Competitions"
South Central Tuba and Euphonium Conference 2015
Conway, Arkansas. March 18-21, 2015.

Scott Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Randall Bradley

"Collaborative Recital-Music by Schummann, Mahler, and Milhaud"
Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, Missouri. February 18-20, 2015.

Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan
Sponsor: Dr. Kathryn Steely

"Music Festival Performance"
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Waco, Texas. June 28-August 9, 2014.

Dale Sakamoto
Sponsor: Dr. Scott McAllister

"Commissioned Music Piece"
New Music on the Point
Lake Dunmore, Vermont. June 2-15, 2014.

"Commissioned Music Piece"
SoundScape
Maccagno, Italy. July 4-17, 2014.

Elyse Senteney
Sponsor: Dr. Francesca Arnone

"Alumni Recital at Ouachita Baptist University"
Alumni Recital at Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas. March 10-11, 2015.

Anne Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Kent Eshelman

"Chamber Ensemble Competition"
South Central Tuba and Euphonium Conference 2015
Conway, Arkansas. March 18-21, 2015.

Sarah Stephens
Sponsor: Dr. Deborah Williamson

"Classical Singer Competition"
Classical Singer Convention
Chicago, Illinois. May 21-24, 2015.

Kaitlyn Stobbe
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Best

"Mozart's, 'The Magic Flute'"
Opera NEO
San Diego, California. July 17-August 17, 2014.

Kaitlyn Stobbe
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Best

"Portland Opera Young Artist Program Audition"
Portland Opera
Portland, Oregon. January 3, 2015.

Tamara Vaughn
Sponsor: Dr. Wiff Rudd

"Francaix Sonatine: Graduate Solo Division Semi-Finals and Ensemble Semi-Finals"
National Trumpet Competition
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. March 17-22, 2015.

Michael Womack
Sponsor: Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer

"Collaborative Recital-Music by Schummann, Mahler, and Milhaud"
Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, Missouri. February 18-20, 2015.

Philosophy

Karl Aho
Sponsor: Dr. Robert C. Roberts

"Kierkegaard's Revision of the Aristotelian Virtue of Courage"
American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 27-30, 2014.

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"A Thomistic Principle of Virtue Individuation"
2014 American Catholic Philosophical Association
Washington, D.C.. October 9-12, 2014.

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"A Defense of the Aristotelian Distinction Between Intellectual and Moral Virtues"
2015 SCP Pacific Regional Conference
Azusa, California. March 20-21, 2015.

Jared Brandt
Sponsor: Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz

"Kiekegaard on the Daimonion: An Alternative to Rationalization"
Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy Annual Meeting
New York, New York. October 24-26, 2014.

"Socrates and his Daimonion: a Paragon of Rationality"
Sothwestern Philosophical Society Annual Metting
Lawrence, Kansas. October 31-November 1, 2014.

Nathan Cartagena
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Fragmentation and the Virtue of Integrity"
5th Annual EuroISME Conference 2015: Ethics in Military Leadership
Belgrade, Serbia. May 10-13, 2015.

Nicholas Colgrove
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"Situationism and Fragmentary Virtues: Why Adams' Account Falls to Pieces"
Graduate Gateway Conference
St. Louis, Missouri. March 6-8, 2015.

Brandon Dahm
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kruschwitz

"The Acquired Virtues are Virtually Present in the Christian"
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Washington, D.C.. October 9-12, 2014.

Logan Gage
Sponsor: Dr. Francis Beckwith

"Phenomenal Conservatism and the Subject's Perspective Objection"
2014 European Epistemology Network Meeting
Madrid, Spain. June 30-July 3, 2014.

Logan Gage
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Daugherty

"New Atheist Approaches to Religion: God, Simplicity, and Explanation"
Religious Studies at 50
Leeds, England. June 25-27, 2014.

Blake McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Todd Buras

"Conceptualism and Concept Acquisition"
Northern Illinois University Graduate Conference
Dekalb, Illinois. November 21-22, 2014.

Adam Myers
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Dougherty

"Learning God is Loving: Heathens, Narratives, and the Problem of Evil"
Society of Christian Philosophers-Midwest
Mobile, Alabama. March 20-22, 2015.

Daniel Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Freedom, Foreknowledge, and the Ersatz Thin Red Line"
Randomness and Foreknowledge
Dallas, Texas. October 24-26, 2014.

"Faith and Religious Practices"
Society of Christian Philosopers, Midwest Region
Mobile, Alabama. March 20-21, 2015.

Matthew Sandwisch
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Authentic and Inauthentic Moral Traditions"
Polanyi Society Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 21-22, 2014.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Surviving Death as Immaterial Animals"
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Washington, D.C.. October 9-12, 2014.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"The Socratic Solution to the Meno Problem"
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
New York, New York. October 24-27, 2014.

Ryan West
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Daugherty

"On Emotional Doubt"
American Catholic Philosophical Association Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.. October 9-12, 2014.

Ryan West
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"Respect as an Intellectual Virtue"
4th Annual Biola University
La Mirada, California. May 8-9, 2015.

Hilary Yancey
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Framing Dignity: Maritain and the UN Declaration of Human Rights"
American Maritain Association: Maritain Engage
San Francisco, California. February 26-28, 2015.

Physics

Raziyeh Yousefi
Sponsor: Dr. Lorin Matthews

"Dust Particles as Probe in a Complex Plasma"
56th Annual Meeting of the American Physics Society Division of Plasma Physics
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 27-31, 2014.

Ke Zhu
Sponsor: Dr. Kenneth T Park

"Molecular Coupling of Formaldehyde on Rutile TiO2 (110)"
Spring 2015 Joint Meeting of The Texas Section of the APS, Texas Section of the AAPT, and Zone 13 of the Society of Physics Students
Baytown, Texas. March 5-7, 2015 .

Political Science

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. Jerold Waltman

"The Constitutional Theory of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby"
Contemporary Perspectives on Politics and Religion
Winter Park, Florida. January 29-31, 2015.

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. Curtis Nichols

"The Constittutional Theory of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby"
Shawnee Trail Regional Seminar on Politics and the American Constitutional Order
Columbia, Missouri. May 21-23, 2015.

Christine Basil
Sponsor: Dr. Mary P. Nichols

"Defending the Beautiful: Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Rehabilitation of Speech Through Shame"
The Power of Beauty Conference
Steubenville, Ohio. October 24-25, 2014.

"Passion's Judgement in Aristotle's Rhetoric: Anger, Shame, and Nemesis"
Midwest Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 17-19, 2015.

Kevin Burns
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Campbell

"Justice Holmes and the First Amendment: His Liberalism and Restraint" and "Sparta: Victory and Decline in the Peloponnesian War"
Midwestern Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 16-20, 2015.

Jordan Cash
Sponsor: Dr. Curt Nichols

"The Court and the Old Dominion: Judicial Review Among the Jeffersonians"
Seminar Trail Regional Seminar
Columbia, Missouri. May 21, 2015.

Marjorie Jeffrey
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"Henry Adams on the Political Unity of the High Middle Ages"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-15, 2014.

Joshua King
Sponsor: Dr. David Corey

"The International Politics of Rousseau's Moral Sovereign"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-15, 2014.

Joshua King
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Rousseau in Defense of the National Interest"
International Studies Association Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 18-21, 2015

Deborah O'Malley
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

Rountable Participant
Tertio Millennio Seminar for the Free Society
Krakow, Poland. June 30-July 17, 2014.

Deborah O'Malley
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"The Greatness of Humility: Kingly Virtue in Shakespeare's Henry V"
Midwest Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 17-18, 2015.

Catherine Mathie
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"'What Makes a Household and a City': On the Significance of the Household in Aristotle's Account of Political Life"
Midwestern Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 17-19, 2015.

Nathan Orlando
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Until the Global Revolution"
Southern Political Science Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 15-17, 2015.

Stephen Sims
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"The Place of War in Aristotle's Political Philosophy"
Northeastern Political Science Association
Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-15, 2014.

"The Possibilities of Aristotelian Friendship Between States"
Southern Political Science Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 15-17, 2015.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Cecily Anders
Sponsor: Dr. John Klucek

"Lessons Learned and Practical Applications for Adolescent In-Patient ACT Groups"
Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences World Conference 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 19-22, 2014.

Cecily Anders
Sponsor: Dr. John Klucek and Dr. Keith Sanford

"Context-Specific Measure of Negative Attributions During Couple Conflict"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 20-23, 2014.

Juliette Bowers
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Flow, Hypnotizability, and Absorption in a College Student Population"
Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
San Antonio, Texas. October 8-12, 2014.

Matthew Breuinger
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Stanford

"God Image, God Attachment and Self-Efficacy in Undergraduate and Prison Samples"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. November 1-2, 2014.

"Spiritual Well-Being, God Image, and Religious Coping"
Christian Association for Psychological Study
Denver, Colorado. April 9-11, 2015.

Elizabeth Coe
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Fantasy-Exposure Life-Narrative Therapy for Anxious Children: Applying Psychodynamic Play Therapy and Play Analysis to Evidence Based Treatment"
National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. October 16-18, 2014.

Elizabeth Coe
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Testing the Factor Structure of a Spanish Version of the Couples Underlying Concerns Inventory"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 20-23, 2014.

Michelle Dasse
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Eyewitness Suggestibility in Familiar and Bizarre Crimes and Contexts"
Psychonomics
Long Beach, California. November 20-23, 2014.

Kaitlyn Egan
Sponsor: Dr. J.D. Smith

"Methods for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Single-Case Time-Series Experiments: Analysis of Data from a Study of Collaborative Assessment for Psychotherapy Consultaion(poster): Trainee and Client Experiences of Therapeutic Assessment in a Required Graduate Course: A Qualitative Analysis(paper)"
Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference
Austin, Texas. September 11-13, 2014.

Lauren Farwell
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Self Reported Alcohol Use Problems and Objective Measures of Neurocognitive Functioning: A Moderator Analysis with Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Bellevue, Washington. June 21-26, 2014.

Lauren Farwell
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"The Influence of Culture and Environment on Mental Health Assessment: PAI Infrequency (INF) Scale Performance"
Texas Psychological Association
Dallas, Texas. November 13-15, 2014.

Lindsey Backer-Fulghum
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Using a Multiple-Indicator CT-C(M-1) Model to Validate Scales in Research with Couples; Within-Person and Compositional Effects of Disengagement and Emotion During Couples' Conflicts"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 21-23, 2014.

Justine Grosso
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Attentional Impulsivity Mediates the Association Among Depression Symptoms and Marijuana Coping Motives in Juvenile Offenders"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention
Dallas, Texas. November 12-14, 2014.

Megan Haggard
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"How to be A Good Woman: Morality and Prespective Gender Stereotypes"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. October 31- November 2, 2014.

"In the Image of God, the Church, or Faith?: Deconstructing Religious Priming Effects on Sexism"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Long Beach, California. February 25-March 1, 2015.

Kimberly Hickman
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Anxiety Reduction Among Breast Cancer Survivors Receiving Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy for Hot Flashes"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
San Antonio, Texas. October 10-12, 2014.

Effects of Hypnotic Relaxation and Environmental Imagery on Cancer-Related Fatigue in Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 20-23, 2014.

Andy Holley
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"A Single Acute Pre-training Seizure Impairs Long Term Fear Memory in Mice"
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington. December 5-9, 2014.

Andy Holley
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"A Single Pre-Training Seizure Impairs Long-Term Memory in Mice"
UT Austin Conference on Learning and Memory
Austin, Texas. April 24-25, 2015.

Meredith Hoyland
Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Latendresse

"Externalizing and Internalizing Symptoms Among Profiles of Adolescent Religiosity"
Association for Psychological Science
New York City, New York. May 21-24, 2015.

William Hunter
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Stanford

"God Image, Attachment to God, and Religious Coping Behavior"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31- November 2, 2014.

William Hunter
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Stanford

"God Image, Religious Coping and Wellness"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference
Denver, Colorado. April 9-11, 2015.

Stephanie Jernigan
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"A Comparison Between Subjective and Objective Measures of Cognitive Functioning in Obese and Youth with Type 1 Diabetes"
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. October 16-18, 2014.

Alisa Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Anxiety Reduction Among Breast Cancer Survivors Receiving a Hypnosis Intervention for Hot Flashes"
65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Scientific Session
Lawrence, Kansas. October 16-18, 2014.

Linda Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"The Effect of Priming Religious Agents, Secular Agents and Spiritual Words on Consequentialist Moral Decisions"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31-November 2, 2014.

"The Effect of Priming Religious Agents and Institutional Words on the Moral Foundations"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Long Beach, California. February 26-March 1, 2015.

Rachel Kantor
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Associations Between Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese School-Aged Children"
National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. October 16-18, 2014.

Rachel Kantor
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Personality Traits and Juvenile Deliquency: The Utility of the PAI-A in Discriminating Between Violent and Non-Violent Juvenile Offenders"
Society of Pediatric Society Annual Conference
New York, New York. March 4-8, 2015.

Courtney Kurinec
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Comparing the Efficacy of Expert Testimony and Detailed Jury Instructions Under High and Low Cognitive Load"
Psychonomics 2014
Long Beach, California. November 20-23, 2014.

Joseph Leman
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Psychological Well-Being in a Nationwide Sample of Adults"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 30- November 2, 2014.

"Differences in Intellectual Humility Between Theists and Non-Theists"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Long Beach, California. February 25-March 1, 2015.

Katherine L'Esperance
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Attentional Impulsivity Mediates the Association Among Depressive Symptoms and Marijuana Coping Motives in Juvenile Offenders"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Conference
Dallas, Texas. November 13-15, 2014.

Priscilla Maranville
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Assessing Interpersonal Relationships in Deploying Soldiers: Is It Informative or Redundant to Measure Multiple Relationship Types?"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 20-22, 2014.

Stephen Martin
Sponsor: Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang

"Religion and Self-Control: Reputational Concerns and the Demonization of Temptation"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Meeting 2015
Long Beach, California. February 26-March 1, 2015.

Suzanne Nolan
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Comparing the Long-Term Effects of Seizures At Different Ages of Development on Learning and Memory"
Learning and Memory Conference
Austin, Texas. April 24-25, 2015.

Adelle Novier
Sponsor: Dr. Jamie Diaz-Granadas

"Baylor Longitudinal Study: The Effects of Chronic Intermittent Ethanol During Adolescence and Acute Ethanol on Motor and Cognitive Performance"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Bellevue, Washington. June 21-25, 2014.

Laura Ornelas
Sponsor: Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granadus

"The Effects of Acute Ethanol on Motor Impairments in Adolescent, Adult and Aged Rats"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Bellevue, Washington. June 21-25, 2014.

Halle Ross
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew S. Stanford

"Deciphering the Connections Between Forgiveness, God Image, and Sense of Self"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference
Denver, Colorado. April 9-11, 2015.

Brian Rundle
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew S. Stanford

"Psychopathic Traits Predict Susceptibility to Contagious Yawning"
Society for Physiological Research
Atlanta, Georgia. September 10-14, 2014.

Rose Travis
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Interactions with the Homeless and Emotions Experienced: The Role of Mental Contamination"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Long Beach, California. February 25-March 1, 2015.

Kelsi Umekubo
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"The Relationship Between Dimensions of Schizotypy and Severity of Cannabis Dependence in Cannabis Users"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 20-23, 2014.

"Self-Reported Impulsivity Mediates the Relationship Between Schizotypy and Performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test"
International Neuropsychological Society
Denver, Colorado. February 4-7, 2015.

Danielle Young
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"A Comparison Between Subjective and Objective Measures of Cognitive Functioning in Obese and Youth with Type 1 Diabetes"
National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. October 16-18, 2014.

Religion

Jeremiah Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"The Occasion of 1 Clement Reconsidered"
Society of Biblical Literature
San Diego, California. November 22-25, 2014.

Jeremiah Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"The Assassination of Mephibosheth" and "Untouched by an Angel"
Society of Biblical Literature-Southwest Region
Irving, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Gregory Barnhill
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"The Paradox of Ecclesiology: A Theological Reading of First Corinthians 5"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

David Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"Christ, Moses and Adam: Barth's Theological Exegesis of Rom 5:13-14, 20"
2014 Annual Karl Barth Conference: Karl Barth, the Jews, and Judaism
Princeton, New Jersey. June 15-18, 2014.

William Briggs
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Orality and Public Performance in Jeremiah"
Society of Biblical Literature-Southwest Region
Irving, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Moon Kwon Chae
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Understanding the Structure of the Book of Joel in Light of Deut 30:1-10"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 21-25, 2014.

"Foreign Prophet Balaam: Understanding Balaam Tradition in the Exilic and Post-Exilic Theological Context"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Joao Chaves
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Religion in the Latina/o Community: History, Identity, and Conscientization Through Religious Education"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 19-20, 2015.

David Cramer
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"The Christian Witness to the State: Political Thought Across the Ecclesial Spectrum"
Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 19-21, 2014.

"Rauschenbusch the Realist: The Impact of World War 1 on Walter Rauschenbusch's 'Optimistic' Social Gospel"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Mathew Crawford
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"The Hauerwasian Self: Reframing the Gustafson-Hauerwas Debate"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Lacy Crocker
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Temple of Joel: 4:18-21 (MT): From Sufferer to Life-Giver"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 22-25, 2014.

Lacy Crocker
Sponsor: Dr. Deitdre Fulton

"A Window in the Clouds: The Baal Cycle (CAT 1.4 VII)"
Southwest Conference on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 14, 2015.

"Concepts of Space in Temples: Windows in the First Temple (1 Kings 6:4)"
NABPR
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Jordan Fannin
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"'I ain't got any Place to be'; Displacement and its Signs in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood"
Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Place, Sponsored by Georgia College and State University
Dublin, Ireland. July 24-26, 2014.

James Gorman
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Pitts

"Transatlantic Missionary Societies and the Campbell Movement: How Scotch-Irish Migration Contributed to the American Religious Landscape"
Ulster-American Heritage Symposium
Athens, Georgia. June 25-28, 2014.

Nathan Hays
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Two Images of Joshua in Joshua 13-23"
Central Texas Collouqium on Religion
Austin, Texas. February 21, 2015.

"Education and Anti-Babylonian Polemic in Isaiah 54"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Annual Meeting
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Rebecca Hays
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Divine Extortion and Polysemic Pivots: The Strategy of Complaint in Joel 2:12-17"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 21-24, 2014.

Rebecca Hays
Sponsor: Dr. William Bellinger

"Poe's Changing View of the Afterlife"
International Edgar Allan Poe Conference
Manhattan, New York. February 26-March 1, 2015.

Andrew Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Bernard Ramm's Scientific Approach to Theology"
Baptist History and Heritage Annual Conference
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. June 4-6, 2014.

"Literally Different: The Divergence Between Fundamentalist and Reformation 'Literal' Readings of Genesis 1-2"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Nathaniel Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"De-Centering the Lines of Racial Fidelity: Reflections on a Mulatto/a Theology"
Center or Vanishing Point?: Perspectives on Religion and Theology
Charlottesville, Virginia. March 20-21, 2015.

Laura Lysen
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Limits of Responsibility"
Southwest Commission on Regional Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Bryan Maine
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Out of the Mouth of Babes: Children, Innocence, and Vocal Authorship in John Alcock's in Die Innocencium Pro Episcopo Puerorum"
16th Century Society Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 15-19, 2014.

Thomas Millay
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Probing the Limits of Consciousness: Kiekegaard and Marion in Dialogue"
Breached Horizons: The Work of Jean-Luc Marion (Center for Advanced Research in European Philosophy)
London, Ontario, Canada. March 27-29, 2015.

"Preaching in the Subjunctive: Kiekegaard's Homiletical Hypotheticals"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Sung Ho Moon
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Bellinger

"Negative or Positive Depiction of Foreign Kings? Preliminary Study on Daniel 1-6"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

"More Than an Accommodation Strategy: The Theopolitical Imagination of the Daniel Narratives"
National Association of Baptist Professors Annual Meeting
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Chris Moore
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Bring Azusa to the Baptists: G.B. Cashwell's Quest for Unity Among Southern Penecostals, 1906-1909"
Baptist History and Heritage
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. June 4-6, 2014.

"John William Jones"
Dissertation Research
Louisville, Kentucky. May 26-29, 2015.

Brandon Morgan
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Education or Propaganda? The Social Impact of the Book of Homilies in 16th C. England"
16th Century Society Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 17-19, 2014.

Susan Moudry
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Pitts

"Stephen P. Hill and Edgar H. Gray: Church and State Separation to Integration in 19th Century Baptist Life"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Tim Orr
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Junker Jorg on Patmos: The Question of Identity and Luther's Exile in the Wartburg"
The 16th Century Society Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. October 16-19, 2014.

"Exile and Return: The Marian Exiles and the Reintegration of Exilic Identity Upon the Return Home"
American Society of Church History
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 24-26, 2015.

Stephanie Peek
Sponsor: Dr. Laine Scales

"Integrating Christian Faith with Scholarship and Teaching: 'What Am I Supposed to Do With This?'"
International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting
Charleston, South Carolina. June 1-3, 2014.

Christopher Richmann
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Answering Critics: F.F. Bosworth's Christ the Healer and the Fundamentalist Opposition to Divine Healing"
Society for Pentecostal Studies
Lakeland, Florida. March 12-14, 2015.

Scott Ryan
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker

"Insecurity, Wrath, and the God of Hope: Reading Paul's Apocalyptic Gospel in the Roman World"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 21-24, 2014.

"Insecurity and the God of Hope: The Powers in Pompeii and Paul's Letter to the Romans"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Annual Meeting
Raleigh, North Carolina. May 18-20, 2015.

Anna Sieges
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Scribalism and the Micah Prophecies"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 22-25, 2014.

Anna Sieges
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"The Book of the Four as Counter-Curriculum"
Southwest Conference on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"From Precept to Testimony: Augstine, Faustus the Manichee, and the Testimony of the Hebrews"
AAR NW Regional Meeting
Portland, Oregon. May 27-29, 2015.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"As a 'White Cloud': Hildegard of Bingen's Reading of the Temptation of Eve"
American Society of Church History, Spring Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 16-19, 2015.

Lindsey Trozzo
Sponsor: Dr. Lidija Novakovic

"Christology and Ethics in the Fourth Gospel"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Natalie Webb
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"A Kaliedoscopic View of the Early Church Through the Lens of the Slavery Haustafeln"
Houston Baptist University Theology Conference
Houston, Texas. April 16-19, 2015.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"The Selective Use of Pseudoprophetes in Jeremiah LXX"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 22-25, 2014.

"Concluding Amos: The Redactional Development of Amos 9:11-15"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
Fort Worth, Texas. March 13-15, 2015.

Michael Whitenton
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Iverson

"The Ironical Man of John 3: Nicodemus, Rhetoric, and Ancient Stock Characters"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference
San Diego, California. November 20-25, 2014.

Social Work

Erin Olson
Sponsor: Dr. Diana Garland

"Learning by Leading: Using Social Work Month Planning as Task Group Engagement"
Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Meeting
Kansas City, Missouri. March 4-5, 2015.

Regina Trammel
Sponsor: Dr. Hellen Harris

"Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition: Implications for Practice"
North American Association of Christian Social Workers Annual Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. November 6-8, 2014.

Sociology

Brita Andercheck
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"Motivations for Hooking Up, A Latent Class Analysis"
Southern Sociological Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 26-29, 2015.

Kimberly Edwards
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Attracting Souls in Transition: How Congregations Attract and Retain Young Adults"
Association for the Sociology of Religion
San Francisco, California. August 13-15, 2014.

Todd Ferguson
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Daugherty

"Failing to Master Divinity"
American Sociological Association
San Francisco, California. August 15-18, 2014.

"Role Congruity and Female Clergy"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31- November 2, 2014.

Brittany Fitz
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Community Attachment and Ties: Assessing the Eclipse of Community"
Southern Sociological Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 25-29, 2015.

William Henderson
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Ambiguous Religious Belief and Distress"
Association for the Sociology of Religion Meeting/American Sociological Association Meeting
San Francisco, California. August 13-19, 2014.

William Henderson
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"'What's Heaven Gonna Look Like'- Race and Ethnicity at Lakewood Church"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meetings
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31-November 2, 2014.

Emily Hunt
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Pieper

"Media(ting) Fields of Conflict and Movement Legitimation: Media Coverage of the Moral Monday Movement"
Association for the Sociology of Religion
San Francisco, California. August 13-15, 2014.

Emily Hunt
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Institutional Praxis and Community Development: The Role of Applied Research in Linking Local Assets and Needs"
Dalton Institute on College Student Values
Tallahassee, Florida. February 5-7, 2015.

Su Jin Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Z. Park

"Percieved Advantages and Disadvantages of Faith at Work"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31- November 2, 2014.

Blake Kent
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Doubly Attached: God and Work"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31- November 2, 2014.

Blake Kent
Sponsor: Dr. Matt Bradshaw

"Prayer, Attachment to God, and Changes in Psychological Well-Being in Later Life"
Pacific Sociological Association
Long Beach, California. April 1-4, 2015.

Brandon Martinez
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"White Hegemony and Leadership Structures in Latino Congregations"
Annual Meeting for the American Sociological Association
San Francisco, California. August 16-19, 2014.

"Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage: Are Christians Evolving?"
Annual Meeting for the Association for the Sociology of Religion
San Francisco, California. August 13-15, 2014.

Paul McClure
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Searching for Social Capital? Religious Nones and Their Use of Technology"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31-November 2, 2014.

Jeffrey Tamburello
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"White Hegemony and Leadership Structures in Latino Congregations"
Annual Meeting for the American Sociological Association
San Francisco, California. August 15-18, 2014.

"Incorporating a New Industry: Hydraulic Fracturing and Divergent Economic Outcomes in Pennsylvania"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 25-28, 2015.

Bob Thomson
Sponsor: Dr. Sung Joon Jang

"The Effects of Homeschooling on Participation in Drinking Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults"
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. November 19-22, 2014.

Joshua Tom
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Predicting Targets of Anti-Muslim Discrimination"
Annual Meeting for the American Sociological Association
San Francisco, California. August 13-15, 2014.

Joshua Tom
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Fathers, Daughters and Traditional Gender Beliefs"
Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Long Beach, California. April 1-4, 2015.

Xiuhua Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Modernization, Transitional Social Institution and the Rise of Christianity in China"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Indianapolis, Indiana. October 31- November 2, 2014.

Jasmine Wise
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Institutional Praxis and Community Development: The Role of Applied Research in Linking Local Assets and Needs"
Dalton Institute on College Student Values
Tallahassee, Florida. February 5-7, 2015.

"The Relationship Between Tolerance and Social Embeddedness in White and Minority Populations"
Southwestern Social Science Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 25-29, 2015.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Change and Continuity in Patterns and Levels of Religous Values, Commitment, and Practices in Turkey"
76th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
San Francisco, California. August 13-16, 2014.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"What Holds Turkish Society Together?"
Southern Sociological Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 25-28, 2015.

Spanish

Ben Moss
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Evans

"Binary Oposicion Between Zulima and Isabel"
NACFLA
Los Angeles, California. April 9-11, 2015.

Sarah Rabke
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Evans

"Azorin's Lo Invisible: A Blending of Two Generations"
North American Christian Foreign Language Association
La Mirada, California. April 9-11, 2015.

Kelsey Schlichting
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Evans

"Intentional Awareness of Injustice Through Literature"
North American Christian Foreign Language Association
La Mirada, California. April 9-11, 2015.

Statistical Science

Joyce Cheng
Sponsor: Dr. John Seaman Jr.

"Eliciting Informative Priors for Bayesian Hurdle Models"
Joint Statistics Meetings 2014
Boston, Massachusetts. August 2-7, 2014.

Michelle Marcovitz
Sponsor: Dr. John Seaman Jr.

"Bayesian Models for Binary Responses with Markov Dependence"
Joint Statistics Meetings 2014
Boston, Massachusetts. August 2-7, 2014.

"Prior Elicitation for Logistic Regression with Data Exhibiting Markov Dependency"
ENAR 2015 Spring Meeting
Miami, Florida. March 15-18, 2015.

Sarah Stanley
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Stochastic Delay and Signal Propagation in Gene Regulatory Networks"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. January 10-13, 2015.

Forrest Williamson
Sponsor: Dr. Jane Harvill

"A Generalized Blinding Index for Randomized, Controlled Trials"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Boston, Massachusetts. August 2-8, 2014.

Theatre Arts

John Grote
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"A New Community: Jacques Copeau's Influence on Kishida Kunio's Ideas About the Actor-Spectator Relationship"
Texas Educational Theatre Association Academic Symposium
Houston, Texas. January 29-February 1, 2015.

Nicholas Hoenshell
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Caught in the Web: a Double Event"
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Indianapolis, Indiana October 3-5, 2014.

"Gao Xingjian’s Model Theatre: Postmodern Pastiche and Parody in the Other Shore"
39th Comparative Drama Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 26-28, 2015.

Cason Murphy
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"The Presents of Absence: Inspiring Performative Creation Within the Pedagogical Void in Rude Mechs' The Method Gun"
36th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Kansas City, Missouri. March 19-22, 2015.

Cason Murphy
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Augusto Boal Is Alive and Well in Mapleton: Examining Tactics of Theater of the Oppressed in the Praxis of the Guilty Remnant in HBO's The Leftovers"
American Culture Association 2015 Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 1-4, 2015.

Laura Nicholas
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Freeing the Syrian Woman's Natural Voice: The Reinforcement of Nationalism in Memory-Based Production"
Comparative Drama Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 26-28, 2015.

Rob Yoho
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Performing Presidents in Dallas and the Creation of Hyper-Lieux de Memoire: A Case Study of the JFK Assassination Tour and the George W. Bush Presidential Library; The Inspirational Toolbox: Rethinking Spontaneous Theatre Pedagogy as Advocating Permissions Instead of Instilling Rules"
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Kansas City, Missouri. March 19-22, 2015.

"Group Mind and Human Consciousness: Improv as Mindfulness Practice"
Comparative Drama Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 26-28, 2015.

Laura Nicholas
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard

"Wading Through the River of Forgetfulness: The Significance of Water Imagery in Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice and Dear Elizabeth"
Sport and Entertainment Venues Tomorrow Texas Education Theatre Association Academic Symposium
Houston, Texas. January 29-31, 2015.