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2016-2017 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, 2017.

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Biology

Danielle Crain
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Determining Ocean Productivity via Astaxanthin in Whale Earwax"
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-8, 2017.

Michael Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Sanghoon Kang

"Distribution of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Ecosystems with Different Anthropogenic Disturbances"
ASM Conference on Innovative Microbial Ecology for Mitigation of Antibiotic Resistance and Bacterial Diseases
Crystal City, Virginia. March 22-25, 2017.

Sunshil Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Unidirectional Hybridization and Reproductive Barriers Between Two Biotypes of Culex Pipiens Complex"
American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Atlanta, Georgia. November 13-17, 2016.

Christopher Skrodzki
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph White

"Unexpected Environmental Conditions: Suggest Paleozoic Plant Morphological Gas Conductance Models"
38th New Phytologist Symposium
Bristol, South West, England. July 25-27, 2016.

Biomedical Studies

Ben Castellon
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Enviromental Fate and Transport of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Municipal Wastewater Effluent in Outdoor Stream Mesocosms"
International Conference on Enviromental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials
Golden, Colorado. August 13-18, 2016.

"Environmental Fate and Transport of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Municipal Wastewater Effluent in Outdoor Stream Mesocosms"
7th World Congress/37th North American Annual Meeting of the Society of Enviornmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Charles Chang
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kane

"TAk-242, a Small Molecule TLR4 Antagonist, Improves the Outcome and Function of Transplanted Islets"
American Diabetes Association\'s 76th Scientific Sessions
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 10-14, 2016.

Carly Darden
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Lawrence

"Induction of Alpha-Cell Differentiation from Islet-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells by a Calcineurin and NFATc2 Pathway"
American Diabetes Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 10-14, 2016.

"Induction of Alpha-Cell Differentiation from RGS16+ islet Cell Precursors by Calcineurin and NFATc2 Signaling"
Midwest Islet Club
Madison, Wisconsin. May 24-25, 2017.

Samantha Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Characterization of the Behavioral Phenotype and Neuroinflammatory Profile of the FMR1 KO Mouse"
2016 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

"The Effect of Early-Life Status Epilepticus on Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Mice"
2016 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Houston, Texas. December 2-6, 2016.

Samuel Odutola
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick

"Effects of Vascular Disrupting Agents OXi8006 on Activated Endothelial Cell Signaling and Tumor Growth Delay in a Breast Cancer Mouse Model Treated with the Corresponding Prodrug Salt OXi8007"
Experimental Biology 2017
Chicago, Illinois. April 22-26, 2017.

Elias Oziolor
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Gradient and Heritability of Evolved Resistance to Contaminants in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus Grandis) Populations from Galveston Bay, Texas, USA"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-North America
Orland, Flordia. November 6-11, 2016.

"The Evolution of Resistance to a Grandient of Contaminants in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus gradis) Populations from Galveston Bay, Texas, USA"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry- Europe
Brussels, Belgium. May 5-11, 2017.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ian Anthony
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Unambiguous Identification of Reaction Products from Conversion of Nitric Oxide over Novel Photocatalyst Surfaces"
64th American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference
San Antonio, Texas. June 10-14,2016.

Matthew Brantley
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"A Modular Data Station for Radio-Frequency Ionization FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Built on Robust and Expandable Commercial Architectures for Imaging Applications"
64th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Antonio, Texas. June 5-9, 2016.

Emvia Calixte
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Shuford

"Selective Ion Transport Through Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Pores"
2016 Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Galveston, Texas. November 10-13, 2016.

Xiaozhen Han
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"Photo-Induced Oxygenation of Ruthenium(II) Bis-Bipyridyl Flavonolate Complexes"
2016 Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Galveston, Texas. November 10-13, 2016.

Matthew Jackson
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Garner

"Azulene-Modified Polysiloxane as a New Gas Chromatography Stationary Phase"
2016 Southwest Regional Meeting
Galveston, Texas. November 10-13, 2016.

Heather McFarland
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Trakselis

"Investigation of External EcDnaB Mutations on dsDNA Unwinding and ssDNA Interactions
2016 Southwest Regional Meeting
Galveston, Texas. November 10-13, 2016.

Parashu Nyaupane
Sponsor: Dr. Carlos E. Manzanares

Oral presentaton
International Symposium on Molecular Spectorsocpy
Champaign - Urbana , Illinois. June 20-24, 2016.

Poster Presentation
2016 Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Galveston, Texas. November 10-13, 2016.

Michael Pettit
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Rapid Ion Mobility Deconvolution for High-throughput Analysis of Structural Isomers"
64th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Antonio, Texas. June 5-9, 2016.

Michael Spiegel
Sponsor: Dr. Pat Farmer

"Kendrick Mass Defect Visualization of Asphaltenes Pre- and Post- Reaction With Bromine"
64th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Antonio, Texas. June 5-9, 2016.

Sam Yruegas
Sponsor: Dr. Caleb. D. Martin

"Diverse Reactivity of Pentaphenylborole"
Inorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar
Biddeford, Maine. June 18-24, 2016.

"Diverse Reactivity of Pentaphenylborole"
2016 Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Galveston, Texas. November 10-13, 2016.

Communication

Aya Farhat
Sponsor: Dr. David Schlueter

"The Professional: Lolita and the Promise of Monstrosity"
National Communication Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9-12, 2016.

Aya Farhat
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Walden

"Mad Men, Motherhood, and Memory: A Case Study of Joan Holloway/Harris/Holloway"
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 15-18, 2017.

"A Return to Feminism: Mad Men, Betty(s), and a Convergence of Waves"
Southern States Communication Association
Greenville, South Carolina. April 5-9, 2017.

John Moist
Sponsor: Dr. Leslie Hahner

"1) 'Different In Every Way': Rhetorical Constructions of Difference in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' 2) A People Set Apart: Misgendering and the Rhetorical Violence of Citizenship and Culture"
National Communication Association Convention
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9-13, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Martin Medhurst

 

"'An Awesome Responsibility to Withstand Her Barrage':William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Critique of Higher Education, (Top Student Paper in Rhetoric and Public Address) and a Thankless Compromise: YouTube, Uber, Gary Vaynerchuk, and the Language of Hustle (Top Paper in Popular Communication)"
Southern States Communication Association Conference
Greenville, South Carolina. April 5-9, 2017.

Julia Medhurst
Sponsor: Dr. Leslie Hahner

"Reversing Dissent: Revisiting the Confrontational Rhetoric of Pro-Life Movements"
National Communication Association Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9-13, 2016.

Jeffrey Nagel
Sponsor: Dr. Scott J. Varda

"Forgetting Stonewall: Public Memory and the Loss of Militancy in Queer Activism; Wither the Kink: Neoliberal Homonationalsim in Kinky Boots; Coming Out in the NFL: What Playmakers Reveals About Michael Sam; 'Should I Be Kissing A Woman Instead?': Michael Sam's Kiss and De-Gridding the Gridiron"
National Communication Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9-13, 2016.

"Shoild I Be Kissing A Woman Instead?': Michael Sam and Masculinity in the National Football League; Forgetting Stonewall: Public Memory and the Loss of Militancy in Queer Activism; Playing Offense and Defense: The NFL (National Football League) and the Concussive Crisis in Player Saftey"
Southern States Communication Association 87th Annual Convention
Greenville, South Carolina. April 5-9, 2017.

Samuel Watson
Sponsor: Dr. Samuel Perry

"Skyrim and Immersion into the Scene: Kenneth Burke and Environmental Potential within Role-Playing Video Games"
Southern States Communication Association 87th Annual Convention
Greenville, South Carolina. April 5-9, 2017.

Kelly Williams
Sponsor: Dr. Leslie Hahner

"Epic Nationalism"=' AND 'The Senator Who Cried 'Communist'"
Southern States Communication Association Conference
Greenville, South Carolina. April 5-9, 2017.

Curriculum and Instruction

Erica Amos
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Flexing your Math Muscles! Student Understanding that Connects Concepts through Representations"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exhibition
San Antonio, Texas. April 5-8, 2017.

Lauren Bagwell
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Our Poetic World: Why the Social Studies Needs Her Poets"
NAME 26th Annual Conference
Cleveland, Ohio. November 9-13, 2016.

"Why the Social Studies Needs Her Poets?"
National Council for the Social Studies
Washington, D.C. December 1-4, 2016.

Erin Casey
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"El Pueblo Unido: University Faculty and Student Activism in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala\'s VOS Movement"
NAME 26th Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. November 29-December 4, 2016.

Qingqing Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Development of Media Literacy Education in China: The Integration of Media Literacy into College English Curriculum"
American Association of Teaching and Curriculum 23rd Annual Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

"Developing Media Literacy Education on the Platform of College English in China"
'Media in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives' Conference
Munich, Bavaria, Germany. March 12-15, 2017.

Courtney Cole
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"106 Science Linking Formal and Informal Science within an Undergraduate Gardening Experience"
School Science and Mathematics Association Meeting 2016
Phoenix, Arizona. October 20-22, 2016.

Evan Ditmore
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Elementary Pre-Service Teachers\' Perspectives Toward Integrating Literacy Instruction in Inquiry-Based Science Lessons"
Southwest-Association of Science Teacher Educators
Tyler, Texas. October 7-8, 2016.

Amanda Gardner
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"From the Margin: Voices of Career High School Teachers on their Craft Before and After High Stakes Testing"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

"Distinguishing between Propaganda and Persuasion: Expanding Rhetoric through Graphic Novels"
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 15-18, 2017.

Drew Gehman
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Why the Social Studies Needs Poets"
National Counicl for the Social Studies
Washington, D.C. December 2-4, 2016.

Tyler Ellis
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Media Literacy: A Social Reconstruction Curriculum"
American Association of Teaching and Curriculum
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

Keith Kerschen
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Mini-Vignettes as a PD Approach for Developing Mathematical Teaching Practices"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference
Phoenix, Arizona. October 26-28, 2016.

"Building a Conceptual Understanding of Fractions through a Six-Week Intervention in Early Elementary"
North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Annual Conference
Tucson, Arizona. November 3-6, 2016.

Chris Lemley
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"El Pueblo Unido: University Faculty and Student Activism in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala\'s Colectivo Vos Movement"
National Association for Multicultural Education Conference
Cleveland, Ohio. November 9-13, 2016.

"El Pueblo Unido: University Faculty and Student Activism in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala\'s Colectivo Vos Movement"
National Council for the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly
Washington, D.C. November 29-December 4, 2016.

Mollie Musgrove
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Be A Mathematician! Discovering Math Through Problem Solving"
Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching
San Antonino, Texas. June 29-July 1, 2016.

Caroline Pollard
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Teaching as a Moral Endeavor: Problems and Possibilities"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

Caroline Pollard
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"Called to Teach: Moral Motivations in a High-Stakes CLimate"
Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. Janaury 30-31, 2017.

Analise Sandager
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Be A Mathematician! Discovering Math Through Problem Solving"
Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching
San Antonino, Texas. June 29-July 1, 2016.

Ryann Shelton
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Is Mathematics Only for the Elite? Problem Solving for ALL"
American Association of Teaching and Curriculum 23rd Annual Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

Ryann Shelton
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"Summer Math Academy for Early Learners: Varied Field Experiences for Preservice Teachers"
2017 Annual AMTE Conference
Orlando, Florida. February 9-11, 2017.

Jess Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Who Are We Teaching? And Who Not?"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

Ted Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Implications for Improving Instruction for Digital Learners, Especially Students from Poverty"
AATC American Associaiton of Teaching and Curriculum
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 13-15, 2016.

Kylie Terry
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"Embrace the Digital Age: Using Apps with Children's Literature in Math"
NCTM
San Antonio, Texas. April 5-7, 2017.

Cameron Torti
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Building Strong Bridges: Tips for Successful Action Civics Projects"
National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. November 30-December 4, 2016.

Hannah Turney
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"106 Science Linking Formal and Informal Science Within an Undergraduate Gardening Experience"
School Science and Mathematics Association 2016
Phoenix, Arizona. October 20-22, 2016.

Elena Venegas
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Adopting and Differentiating Literature Circles to Meet the Needs of Diverse Students"
Texas Association for Literacy Education
Corpus Christi, Texas. February 10-11, 2017.

"Critical Mirrors: Diverse College Students' Perspectives of Stereotypes Depicted in Popular Films about College Life"
American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas. April 27-May 1, 2017.

Kaitlin Welsh
Sponsor: Dr. Karon LeCompte

"Authentic Learning through Action Civics: Building Strong Partnerships"
National Association for Professional Development Schools
Washington, D.C. March 9-11, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

 

"Embrace the Digital Age: Using Apps with Children's Literature in Math"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
San Antonio, Texas. April 5-8, 2017.

Kathy Wigtil
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Beyond Buying an Alarm Clock: Improving Graduation rates for Homeless Youth"
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth 28th Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida. October 29 - November 1, 2016.

Toby Zhu
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Elementary Pre-Service Teachers\' Perspectives Toward Integrating Literacy Instruction in Inquiry-Based Science Lessons"
Southwest-Association of Science Teacher Educators
Tyler, Texas. October 7-8, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Lakia Scott

 

"Critical Mirrors: Diverse College Students' Perspectives on Stereotypes Depicted in Popular Films about College Life"
AERA 2017 Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. April 27-May 1, 2017.

Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Anand Chaudhary
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Hockaday

"Cross-scale Interaction Effects of Regional Climate and Local Proportion of Agricultural Land cover on Avian Persistence: Implications for Conversation"
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. August 7-12, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gutzwiller

 

"Do Effects of Landscape-Scale Socioeconomic Factors on Avian Persistence Vary with Regional Climate?"
US Regional Association of the International Association of Landscape Ecology- Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. April 9-12, 2017.

Zack Valdez
SSponsor: Dr. Bill Hockaday

"The Impacts of N and Harvest Rates on SOM Quality in Switchgrass Agriculture"
Soil Science Society of America National Conference
Phoenix, Arizona. November 5-9, 2016.

Educational Leadership

Cara Allen
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"The Stigma of Tenure Denied: An Exploration of Individual and Institutional Implications"
Associaiton for the Study of Higher Education
Columbus, Ohio. November 10-12, 2016.

"Forming Identities in Community College"
American Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 27-May 1, 2017.

Jerome Brown Jr.
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Stadium Upgrade Impacts upon Attendance and Revenues in the Power Five"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 12-14, 2017.

Ryan Erck
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Forming Identities in Community College"
2017 AERA Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. April 27-May 1, 2017.

Travis Fuller
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Stadium Upgrade Impacts upon Attendance and Revenues in the Power Five"
College Sport Research Institute Conference on College Sport
Columbia, South Carolina. April 12-14, 2017.

Britney Graber
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"Moral and Civic Education: A Historical Look at Baylor University's 1950s Annual Conference on American Ideals Compared to Universities Today"
Dalton Institute on Student Values
Tallahassee, Florida. February 2-4, 2017.

Savanah Landerholm
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Linking Theory to Practice: Initiatives to Promote Thriving for Underrepresented Populations"
Texas Higher Education Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 4-5, 2016.

Sarah Madsen
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate and Understand Student Success"
NASPA
San Antonio, Texas. March 12-15, 2017.

Katie Robbins
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Forming Identities in Community College"
American Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 27- May 1, 2017.

Jessica Robinson
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Forming Identities in Community College"
American Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. April 25-29, 2017.

Kevin Singer

Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"The Branch Davidian Massacre and the Baptist Response: How Religious Identity Shaped Baylor Univeristy's Assessment of the Waco Siege"
Concordia University Department of Religion Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Montreal, Canada. January 19, 2017.

Jeff Strietzel
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"Scholar-Practitioner Workshop"
Texas Association for Literacy EducationNASPA Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas. March 11-15, 2017.

Educational Psychology

Jasmine Brown
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"Rape Myth Acceptance and Bystander Intervention Attitudes Among College Students: Pilot Study"
2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference Proposal
Austin, Texas. January 19-21, 2017.

Jasmine Brown
Sponsor: Dr. Tracey Sulak

"Impact of Parental Psychological Well-Being on Child Health Behaviors"
Southwest Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 15-18, 2017.

Caitlin Buchanan
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"Does Social Skills Training Work: A Project for Teaching Social and Friendship Skills to Adolescents with Autism"
Texas Autism Research Conference
Austin, Texas. June 14-15, 2016.

Caitlin Buchanan
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"How Many Clicks Away is Your School Psychologist?"
National Associaiton of School Psychology Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Ashley Donohue
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"Self-Management for Young Children with Autism (Co-presenting with Rachel Ward)"
Texas Autism Research Conference
Austin, Texas. June 14-15, 2016.

Ashley Donohue
Sponsor: Dr. Nicholas Benson

"Are We Over-Interpreting Students\' Performance on Tests of Intelligence"
Texas Association of School Psychology Annual Conference
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

"Are We Over-Interpreting Students' Intelligence? Re-examing Carroll: A Modern Re-Analysis of His Data"
National Association of School Psychologists 2017 Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-25, 2017.

Amy Feind
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Using Positive Practice in Reducing Challenging Behaviors in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Literature Review"
TxABA Regional Conference on Applied Behavior Analysis
Austin, Texas. January 26-29, 2017.

"Using Positive Practice in Reducing Challenging Behaviors in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Literature Review"
ABAI 43rd Annual Convention
Denver, Colorado. May 25-30, 2017.

Stacey Grebe
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"How Many Clicks Away is Your School Psychologist?"
National Association of School Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Allison Gutierrez
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Beaujean

"Mini-Skills Presentation: What Works in School Psychology"
Texas Annual Professional Development
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

"Evidence Based Interventions for School Psychologists"
NASP 2017 Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Irieri Herndon
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Postsecondary Education"
Texas Association of School Psychology
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Postsecondary Education"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Abby Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Correspondence Between Preference Assessment Outcomes and Stimulus Reinforcer Value"
11th Annual Autism Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 31-February 2, 2017.

Treatment of Food Selectivity Among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Applied Behavior Analysis International
Denver, Colorado. May 25-29, 2017.

Corina Kaul
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Cultivating a Growth Mindset in the Middle Grades: A Tool, A Template, and Teaching Tips"
National Association of Gifted Children National Conference
Orlando, Florida. November 3-6, 2016.

"Teacher's Beliefs and Implementation of Best Practices in Gifted Education"
Council for Exceptional Children
Boston, Massachusetts. April 19-22, 2017.

Kristin Oguinn
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"A Systematic Review of the Interventions Used to Treat Elopement among Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Literature Review"
Applied Behavior Analysis International
Denver, Colorado. May 25-29, 2017.

Kristen Padilla-Mainor
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Beaujean

"What Works in School Psychology"
Texas Association of School Psychologists
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

Christy Prawira
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"The Evaluation of Interventions for Task Transition among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Literature Review"
ABAI
Denver, Colorado. May 24-29, 2017.

Kaytlyn McBride
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"Does Social Skills Training Work?: A project for Teaching Social and Friendship Skills to Adolescents with Autism"
Texas Autism Research Conference
Austin, Texas. June 14, 2016.

Kaytlyn McBride
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Multicultural Sensitivity: Making the Most of Study Abroad"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-25, 2017.

Kaytlyn McBride
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Low Income Gifted Students' Perspectives on Achievement Motivation"
Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. February 15-17, 2017.

Nicole O'Guinn
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Evaluation of Preferance and Stimulus Reinforcer Value for Social Interactions"
Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
Kansas City, Missouri. February 24-27, 2017.

Laura Phipps
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Beaujean

"What Works in School Psychology"
Texas Association of School Psychologists
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

"Evidence Based Interventions for School Psychologists"
National Association of School Psychologists
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Supriya Radhakrishnan
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Teaching Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities to Implement Evidence-Based Practices"
Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
Kansas City, Missouri. February 23-25, 2017.

"Comparison of Video and Pictorial Preference Assessments for Social Interactions"
Applied Behavior Analysis International
Denver, Colorado. May 25-29, 2017.

Rachel Renbarger
Sponsor: Dr. Tracey Sulak

"Relationship Between Adults' Numeracy Skills and the Usage of Skills in Work and Daily Living"
Southwest Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 15-18, 2017.

"The Importance of Teacher Credentials for Early Achievement, A Replication Study"
American Educational Research Association\
San Antonio, Texas. April 27 - May 1, 2017.

Rebecca Tipton
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Relationship of Psychological Well-Being and Percieved General Health: Analysis Using the ECLS-K 2011 Dataset; Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves and Simulation for Instrument Development"
Southwest Educational Research Association 40th Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. February 15-17, 2017.

Rebecca Tipton
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"How Many Clicks Away is your School Psychologists"
NASP Annual 2017 Convention
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Lauren Uptegrove
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Advances in Functional Communication Training: Improving Practicality for Parents and Teachers"
Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
Kansas City, Missouri. February 23-25, 2017.

Tyler Vassar
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Post-Secondary Education"
Texas Association of School Psychology
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Post-Secondary Education"
National Association of School Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Emily Ward
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"Modeling Appropriate Conduct: Integrating Positive-Behavior into Adolescent Social Skills Groups"
National Association of School Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Rachel Ward
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"Self-Management with Young Children With Autism"
Texas Autism Research Conference
Austin, Texas. June 13-15, 2016.

Rachel Ward
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"Modeling Appropriate Conduct: Integrating Positive-Behavior into Adolescent Social SKills Groups"
National Association of School Psychologists
San Antonio, Texas. February 21-24, 2017.

Regan Weston
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Improving Error Correction Strategies within Instructional Procedures for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
Kansas City, Missouri. February 23-25, 2017.

"Functional Communication Training and Demand Fading Using Choice Making"
Association for Behavior Analysis International 11th Annual Autism Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 30-February 2, 2017.

Genevieve Williams
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"Everything That Bothers Us Can Teach Us Something About Ourselves\': A Case Study of a College Student With Autism"
Texas Autism Research Conference
Austin, Texas. June 14-15, 2016.

Genevieve Williams
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Beaujean

"What Works in School Psychology"
Texas Association of School Psychologists
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2016.

"Evidence Based Interventions for School Psychologists"
National Association of School Psychologists
San Antonio, Texas. February 20-24, 2017.

Robin Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"Increasing Self-Efficacy and Preparing Students for Post-Secondary Education"
Southwest Educational Research Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 15-17, 2017.

Engineering

Wenlei Bai
Sponsor: Dr. Kwang Lee

"Modified Optimal Power Flow on Storage Devices and Wind Power Integrated System"
IEEE General Meeting 2016
Boston, Massachusetts. July 17-21, 2016.

Cody Barrett
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Garner

"EMG Responses During Hippotherapy"
AHA Inc. International Conference
Fort Collins, Colorado. March 9-11, 2017.

Drew Bresnahan
Sponsor: Dr. Yang Li

"Investigation of Creeping Wave Propagations Around the Human Head and Neck at ISM Frequency Bands"
URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-6, 2017.

Ritchie Cai
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Schubert

"Particle swarm Optimization for Intensity Modulated Proton Treatment"
Second Workshop on Parallel Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Proton Imaging and Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy
Loma Linda, California. August 5-10, 2016.

Automated Cellular Automata Rule Extractor For Pictures of Extremeophiles
Abscicon 2017
MESA, Arizona. April 24-25, 2017.

Mehdi Ebad
Sponsor: Dr. William Mack Grady

"A Cloud Shadow Model for Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Power Variability in High-Penetration PV Distribution Networks"
IEEE PES General Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. July 17-21, 2016.

Zachary Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Comparison of Gain Optimization Techniques on Reconfigurable Power Amplifiers with a Real-Time Varactor Tuning Network"
2017 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2017.

Eric Holloway
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Marks II

"High Dimensional Human Guided Machine Learning"
The 4th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
Austin, Texas. October 30 - November 3, 2016.

Lucilia Lamers
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Syndicated Test Bench Set Up for Testing of Real-Time Reconfigurable Power Amplifiers for the Next Generation Radar"
2017 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2017.

Casey Latham
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Dual-Loop Joint Circuit and Waveform Optimization Technique for Ambiguity Function, Spectral Performance, and Power Efficiency"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2017.

Chao Niu
Sponsor: Dr. Johnathan Hu

"Graphene Flakes Controlled by Magnetic Fields for a Display Application"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California. May 14-19, 2017.

Sarvin Rezayat
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Real-Time Amplifier Impedance Optimization Using A Nonlinear Tunable Varactor Matching Network with Power-Dependent Characterization"
National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 3-7, 2017.

Chengli Wei
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Hu

"Mode Coupling in Chalcogenide Negative Curvature Fibers"
The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California. June 5-10, 2016.

Bin Xu
Sponsor: Dr. Yang Li

"Classification of Finger Movements Using Reflection Coefficient Variations of a Body-Worn Electrically Small Antenna"
National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-6, 2017.

English

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Mind Over Matter?: The Collaboration of Science and Art in Tom Stoppard\'s The Hard Problem"
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference
Washington, D.C. October 27-30, 2016.

"Imaginatively Archiving Migration in Derek Walcott and Caryl Phillips\' Work"
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
Pasadena, California. November 11-13, 2016.

Emily Brower
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"'Transmuting the Daily Bread of Experience into the Radiant Body of Everliving Life': Narrative Consolation in a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
American Conference for Irish Studies
Kansas City, Missouri. March 30-April 2, 2017.

"To Tell a Story is to Endure: Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape"
Association for Core Texts and Courses
Dallas, Texas. April 20-23, 2017.

Jordan Carson
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"Marilynne Robinson\'s Democratic Individualism"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Tulsa, Oklahoma. October 27-29, 2016.

Aaron Cassidy
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"The Conflicted Love of Lancelot and Guinevere"
Southeast Medieval Association 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 5-9, 2016.

James Cochran
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"A Science Fiction Gospel of Life: Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s Value of Life in Conditionally Human"
South Central Modern Languages Association
Dallas, Texas. November 3-5, 2016.

James Cochran
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Thomas

"'A Lot of Midgets Tend to Kill Themselves': Strange Bodies and Sacramentality in Martin McDonagh's in Bruges"
Place of Religion in Film
Syracuse, New York. March 30-April 1, 2017.

Alicia Constant
Sponsor: Dr. Joshua King

"Make Me Room There: Restoring Sacred Time in Gerard Manley Hopkins\' \'Wreck of the Deutschland\'"
North American Victorian Studies Association
Phoenix, Arizona. November 2-5, 2016.

Christian Dickinson
Sponsor: Dr. Richard R. Russell

"Image, Text, and Sex; Seventy Years of Great Expectations on Film"
Dickens Society Symposium in Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland. July 11-13, 2016.

Christian Dickinson
Sponsor: Dr. Greg Garrett

"Final Epics and Epic Finales: How the Victorian Video Game Brought 'Final Fantasy' from RPG to Epic Saga"
International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (38th Annual)
Orlando, Florida. March 22-26, 2017.

Wesley Garey
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"'Thou Shall Nat There Lyghtly Win Prouesse': Interpreting Chivalric Adventure in Malory\'s \'Tale of the Sankgreal\'"
Texas Medieval Association
College Station, Texas. September 23-25, 2016.

Perry Harrison
Sponsor: Dr. Jeannette Marsh

"Satan and Diabolical Power in the Old Saxon Heliand"
Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6-8, 2016.

"Healing Power and the Disabled Body in the Heliand"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 11-14, 2017.

Sorina Higgins
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Spirits on Stage: Rosicrucian Magic in The Countess Cathleen"
American Conference for Irish Studies: Annual Conference
Kansas City, Missouri. March 29-April 2, 2017.

"Barfieldiana: Owen Barfield and the Matter of Britain"
20th Annual C. S. Lewis & Inklings Conference
Tulsa, Oklahoma. April 6-8, 2017.

Reyna Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"Papers in Honor of Malory\'s 600th Birthday: Regarding Malory's Favorite Knight"
Southeastern Medieval Association
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6-8, 2016.

Jonathan Kanary
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"The Invention of Helena: Evelyn Waugh's Portrait of Skepticism and Faith"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Tulsa, Oklahoma. October 27-29, 2016.

Rachel Kilgore
Sponsor: Dr. Joshua King

"The Drama and the Judge: Reading Robert Browning's The Ring and the Book as an Experiment in Redaction"
North American Victorian Studies Association
Phoenix, Arizona. November 2-5, 2016.

Robin Jeremy Land
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"Candle-Lightn' Time: A Multimodal Reading of Paul Lawrence Dunbar's Poetry and the Hampton Institute Camera Club Photography"
South Central Modern Language Association
Dallas, Texas. November 3-5, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Corretta Pittman

 

"Bridging the Gap between Poverty and Privilege: How Writing and Community Service Learning Works at Baylor University"
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Portland, Oregon. March 15-19, 2017.

Jeremy Larson
Sponsor: Dr. Phil Donnelly

"Paradise Lost and the Paradox of War"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Tulsa, Oklahoma. October 27-29, 2016.

"'The Fantasy of Here': N.D. Wilson and American Magic"
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Lookout Mountain, Georgia. April 6-8, 2017.

Caitlin Lawrence
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"The Never-Ending Story: Lancelot's Inability to Escape His Narrative in Malory's Morte Darthur"
Southeastern Medieval Association
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6-8, 2016.

Jeremy Leatham
Sponsor: Dr. Richard R. Russell

Doctoral Research
Quarry Farm and Elmira College
Elmira, New York. July 19-23, 2016.

Joseph McReynolds
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Yeats' 'Organic' Rebellion"
National ACIS Conference 2017
Kansas City, Missouri. March 29-April 2, 2017.

Timothy Mitchell
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Yeats and Noh Theatre"
American Conference for Irish Studies South
Lexington, Kentucky. March 10-11, 2017.

Seth Mueller
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"'Someone Best Explain': Representations of Dick's Mental Disability in Waterland"
Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 23-26, 2017.

Joshua Pittman
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Johnston

"Malory's Animals: Meaning in Death"
Southeast Medieval Association 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6-8, 2016.

Christine Pyle
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Mythologizing History: Luther Sawdust's Narrative of Hope in Sacred Hunger"
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. October 27-31, 2016.

VBen Rawlins
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"The Incarnation of Tragic Joy in Yeats' 'Lapis Lazuli'"
American Conference for Irish Studies--Southern Regional
Lexington, Kentucky. March 9-11, 2017.

Sarah Rude
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"Malory's Missing Moments: Courtly Gazing in Malory's Morte Darthur and the Old French Lancelot"
Southeast Medieval Association
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6-8, 2016.

Mackenzie Sarna
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"Orphans, Otherness, Trauma and Narration in Eudora Welty's 'Moon Lake'"
South Central Modern Language Association
Dallas, Texas. November 3-5, 2016.

Amy Schroeder
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

The Transcendence of Daily Ritual in Seamus Heaney's Early Work
American Conference of Irish Studies
Kansas City, Missouri. March 29-April 1, 2017.

The Ordinary and the Epic: Daily Ritual in Derek Walcott's Omeros
Association for Core Texts and Courses
Dallas, Texas. April 20-22, 2017.

Travis Snyder
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Littered Postmodernism of Migrant Workers in Under the Feet of Jesus"
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. October 27-30, 2016.

Holly Spofford
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Losey

"Rationed Horror and Productive Empathy in Maus"
CCl Easter Region: 'Beauty and Exile: Negotiating, Exchanging, and Redeeming the Challenges'
Grove City, Pennsylvania. March 30-April 1, 2017.

Benjamin Thome
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"Laugh It Off: The Round Table's Use of Humor in Malory's Morte Darthur"
Southeast Medieval Association 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6-8, 2016.

Environmental Science

Rebekah Burket
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Examining Urban Metabolism and Contaminants of Emerging Concern: A Sewage Epidemiology Pilot Study in Hong Kong"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Asia-Pacific 2016 Conference
Singapore. September 16-19, 2016.

"Examining Urban Metabolism and Contaminants of Emerging Concern: A Sewage Epidemiology Pilot Study in Hong Kong"
SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Matt Garbarino
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Temporal Variability of Pharmaceutical Discharges and Associated Hazards from a Municipal Water Reclamation Plant"
SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Samuel Haddad
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Spatio-Temporal Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer of Ionizable Pharmaceuticals in a Semi-Arid Stream Influenced by Snowmelt"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-11, 2016.

"Spatio-temporal Occurrence, Bioaccumulation, and Trophic Transfer of Select Contaminants of Emerging Concern in a Semi-arid River Influenced by Snowmelt"
American Chemical Society Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. April 2-6, 2017.

Bridgett Hill
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Sublethal Toxicity of the Harmful Haptophyte Prymnesium Parvum to Two Common Fish Species"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography-Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Honolulu, Hawaii. February 26-March 3, 2017.

Lauren Kristofco
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Global Probabilistic Environmental Hazard Assessment of Antihistamines"
7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Jing Liu
Sponsor: Dr. George Cobb

"The Impact of Nano Copper Oxide and Arsenic on the Seeds Germination and Seedling Growth Conditions of the Rice Plant, Oryza Sativa"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 7th World Congress/37th North America Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Claire Moffett
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Biogenic and Fossil Contributions to Organic Aerosol at Two Sites on the North Slope of Alaska"
European Geophysical Union
Vienna, Austria. April 23-28, 2017.

Colleen Peters
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Bratton

"High Frequencies of Microplastic Ingestion by Six Marine Fish Species from the Texas Gulf Coast"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 'Mountains to the Sea'
Honolulu, Hawaii. February 26-March 3, 2017.

Gavin Saari
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Global Probabilistic Hazard Assessment of Calcium Channel-Blockers in the Environment"
SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

William Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Application of Chemical Toxicity Distributions to Pesticides in EPA's Toxics Release Inventory"
SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

"High Throughput Development of No Observable Adverse Effects Levels for Use in Screening Level Human Health Risk Assessment of Cleaning Product Ingredients"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe
Brussels, Belgium. May 3-13, 2017.

Baylor Steele
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Comparative Behavioral Response Patterns of Two Common Larval Fish Models"
SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Chi Yen Tseng
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Assessment of Gene Expression and EROD Activity in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) Nestings Collected from Great Lakes Areas of Concern"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, North America 37th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida. November 6-10, 2016.

Subin Yoon
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Radiocarbon-based Study of Contemporary and Fossil Sources of Carbonaceous Aerosol Collected during Two Air Quality Regimes in Houston, TX"
American Geophyscial Union 2016 Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 12-16, 2016.

"Radiocarbon and Organic Tracer-based Source Apportionment Study of Carbonaceous Aerosol Collected during Two Ozone Regimes in Houston, TX, USA"
European Geophysical Union 2017 General Assembly
Vienna, Austria. April 23-28, 2017.

Geosciences

Lance Auguste
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Allen

"Sediment Dynamics and Transport: A Fluvio-Geomorphic Assessment of Gully Erosion in the Texas Black Lands using SWAT-LTE for Predicting Head-Cut Retreat"
Geological Society of America
Denver, Colorado. September 25-28, 2016.

Kyrie Baumgartner
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Rapid Leaf Character Response to Climate Variability in Vitis: Implications for Leaf Pysiognomic Paleoclimate Reconstructions"
XIVth International Palynological Congress / X International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference
Salvador, Brazil. October 23-28, 2016.

Katherine Bolles
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Forman

"Inferred Dust Sources and Flux during the 1930s Dust Bowl Drought"
2016 GSA Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. September 25-28, 2016.

Kathy Breen
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Forman

"Recent Drainage Evolution of the Rio Nuevo (South American Luis Province, Argentina) Driven by the Interactive Effects of Land Use Changes and Increases in Monsoonal Precipitation"
Geological Society of America
Denver, Colorado. September 25-28, 2016.

Andrew Flynn
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

Early Paleocene Tropical Forest from the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA
34th Midcontinent Paleobotany Colloquiuw
Ann Arbor, Michigan. May 12-14, 2017.

Conh Jin
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Dworkin

"13C NMR Characterization and Stable Isotope Investigation of Organic Matter in Silicified Wood, Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona, USA): Evidence for Late Triassic Climate Change"
Geological Society of American Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado. September 24-28, 2016.

Caitlin Leslie
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Climatic and Depositional History of the Lower Paleocene Upper Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. September 25-28, 2016.

Yohan Letourmy
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Climatic vs. Tectonic Control on Soil Drainage Fluctuations: Using Alluvial Stratigraphy Concepts at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia, Canada"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. September 25-28, 2016.

Bill Lukens
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Terrestrial Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions and Proxy Development"
The IsoCamp Short Course
Salt Lake City, Utah. June 13-24, 2016.

"Early Pleistocene Paleolandscapes at Borchers Badlands, Meade Basin, Southwest Kansas"
Geological Society of America National Meeting
Denver, Colorado. September 25-28, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

 

"Early Pleistocene Paleolandscapes at Borchers Badlands, Meade Basin, Southwest Kansast"
Geological Society of America National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 19-22, 2017.

Hannah Mejia
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Tectonic Implications of Intermediate-depth Earthquakes Beneath the Northeast Caribbean"
American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 10-19, 2016.

"Conveying Uncertainties of Focal Mechanism Parameters on Focal Spheres: Probability Densities of Compressional and Tensional Axes"
Seismological Society of America
Denver, Colorado. April 18-21, 2017.

Stephen Norair
Sponsor: Dr. Peter M. Allen

"Integration of Streambank Erosion Data Collection Techniques: A Look into Dendrogeomorphology and Watershed Model Parameterization and Interrogation"
Rocky Mountaint Stream Restoration Conference
Breckenridge, Colorado. July 19-21, 2016.

Kennedy Oginga
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructionof Early Miocene Fossil site Koru 16 (Nyanza Province, Western Kenya) and its Implications for Hoinoid Evolution"
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
New Orleans, Lousisiana. April 19-22, 2017.

Gina Pope
Sponsor: Dr. John Dunbar

"Numerical Simulation of a Single Fracture with Varying Constraints"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016
Denver, Colorado. September 24-28, 2016.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Kristina Amrani
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Gallucci

"Playing From the Baseline: Data Driven Interval Sport Programs in Tennis"
National Athletic Trainer's Association Clinical Symposia
Baltimore, Maryland. June 22-25, 2016.

Christina Bridges
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Physical Activity of Mexican-Heritage Children During the Sumer and School-Year: The Role of Parenting Strategies"
Active Living Research
Clearwater Beach, Florida. February 26-March 1, 2017.

"Physical Activity Interventions for Pregnant and Postpartum Minority Women: A Systematic Literature Review"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Tucson, Arizona. March 19-22, 2017.

Emilie Cunningham
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Retooling Lactation Education to Increase Relevance and Retention"
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine 21st Annual International Meeting
Washington, D.C. October 14-16, 2016.

"An Introduction to Alternative Methods of Improving Breastfeeding Education"
USLCA 2017 Conference: New Horizons in Clinical Lactation
San Antonio, Texas. May 4-6, 2017.

Alicia Duval
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Church-to-School Health Promotion in Southeast Brazil: A 10-year Partnership Development Project"
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
Denver, Colorado. October 29-November 2, 2016.

Jeffery Forsse
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Brachial Artery FMD and Endothelial Responses to High-Intensity Interval and Staedy-State Moderate Intensity Exercise"
National American College of Sports Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts. May 31-June 4, 2016.

Mitch Freeman
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Peterson

Suite Seating in Power Five Basketball"
CSRI
Columbia, South Carolina. April 12-14, 2017.

Leah Gagnon
Sponsor: Dr. Meg Patterson

"The Role of Ego Networks in Compulsive Exercise Behavior Among College Women"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Tucson, Arizona. March 19-22, 2017.

Sarah Gruetzner
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Church-to-School health Promotion in Southeast Brazil: A 10-year Partnership Development Project"
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
Denver, Colorado. October 29-November 2, 2016.

Paul Hwang
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Beta-Aminoisobutyric Acid does not Regulate Exercise Induced UCP3 Expression in Skeletal Muscle"
International Society of Sports Nutrition
Clearwater, Florida. June 9-11, 2016.

"Effects of Detraining and Retraining on Muscular Strength and Hypertrophy in Trained Males Are Not Impacted by Whey Protein Supplementation"
National Strength and Conditioning Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. July 6-9, 2016.

Yejin Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Association Between Subjective Social Class and Various Health Outcome for Mid and Old-Aged Adults in South Korea"
Population Association of America
Chicago, Illinois. April 26-29, 2017.

Tanner Lowry
Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Connolly

"Don't Forget to Exercise: The Effects of Aerobic or Resistance Exercise on Prospective Memory"
National American College of Sports Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts. May 31-June 4, 2016.

Flor Elisa Morales Marroquin
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Beta-Aminoisobutyric Acid does not Regulate Exercise Induced UCP3 Expression in Skeletal Muscle"
International Society of Sports Nutrition
Clearwater, Florida. June 9-11, 2016.

"Effects of Detraining and Retraining on Muscular Strength and Hypertrophy in Trained Males Are Not Impacted by Whey Protein Supplementation"
39th Annual NSCA National Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana July 6-9, 2016.

John Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"A Quantitive Analysis of Strength and Conditioning Facilities in Texas High Schools"
93rd Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention
Galveston, Texas. November 30-December 3, 2016.

Megan McClendon
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Physical Activity of Mexican-Heritage Children during the Summer and School-Year: The Role of Parenting Strategies"
Active Living Research Conference
Clearwater, Florida. February 26-March 1, 2017.

"A Systematic Review of the Paternal Influence on Child Physical Activity"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Tuscon, Arizona. March 19-22, 2017.

Arianna Miller
Sponsor: DrRenee Umstattd Meyer

"Perceived Severity of Sitting Too Much and Value Beliefs of Standing at Work: Understanding Sedentary Behavior of American Working Adults"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Tucson, Arizona. March 19-22, 2017.

Leslie Oglesby
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Gallucci

"Open Bankart Repair with Iliac Crest Bone Graft to the Glenoid, SLAP Lesion Repair, and Biceps Tenodesis in a Collegiate Football Player"
National Athletic Trainers' Association 67th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia
Baltimore, Maryland. June 23-25, 2016.

Jinkyung Park
Sponsor: Dr. Yunsuk Koh

"Interaction Between Vascular Inflammation Markers and Exercise-Induced Stress Hormones in Obese Males"
American College of Sports Medicine International Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. May 31-June 4, 2016.

Matthew Robinson
Sponsor: Dr. Glenn Miller

"Servant Leadership in Coaching: Toward a Practical Understanding"
Servant Leadership in Coaching: Toward a Practical Understanding
York, United Kingdom. August 24-28, 2016.

"The Impact of Capital Improvements to Football Facillities on Revenue in FBS Institutions"
2017 North American Society for Sport Management Conference
Denver, Colorado. May30-June 3, 2017.

Kaitlyn Thumann
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Church-to-School Health Promotion in Southeast Brazil: A 10-year Partnership Development Project"
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
Denver, Colorado. October 29-November 2, 2016.

Grant Tinsley
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Variation in Individual Responses to Time-Restricted Feeding and Resistance Training"
American College of Sports Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts. May 31-June 4, 2016.

"Aminoisobutyric Acid does not Regulate Exercise Induced UCP-3 Expression in Skeletal Muscle"
International Society of Sports Nutrition
Clearwater, Florida. June 9 - 11, 2016.

History

Scott Anderson
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Parrish

"Presbyterianism, Abolitionism, and the Black Brigade of Cincinnati"
2017 History Graduate Student Association Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. March 17-19, 2017.

Ryan Butler
Sponsor: Dr. Philip Jenkins

"Transatlantic Discontinuity: Thomas Clarkson and the Clapham Sect's Influence in the United States"
Conference on Faith and History
Vriginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

"'We Individual Men of a Despised School': The Clerical Subculture of the Clapham Sect"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting
Berkeley, California. April 6-9, 2017.

Alyssa Craven
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"The World Below is a Glass to Discover the World Above': Agriculture, Religion and Masculinity in Colonial New England"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

Paul Gutacker
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Seventeen Centuries of Sin? Uses of Christian Tradition in Nineteenth-Century Proslavery Arguments"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

"Seventeen Centuries of Sin? Uses of Christian Tradition in Nineteenth-Century Proslavery Arguments"
American Society of Church History Winter Conference
Denver, Colorado. January 5-8, 2017.

Timothy Grundmeier
Sponsor: Dr. T. Michael Parrish

"Confessionalization-as-Americanization: Becoming Lutheran in the Nineteenth Century"
Lutheran Historical Conference
Seguin, Texas. October 13-15, 2016.

"Confessionalization-as-Americanization: Becoming Lutheran in the Nineteenth Century"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

Jacob Hiserman
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Parrish

"'Our Fathers Were Not Enthusiasts or Fanatics': The American Education Society and the Old School Presbyterians in the SOuthern United States, 1830-1840"
Louisiana State University History Graduate Student Association Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. March 17-18, 2017.

Joel Iliff
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"There is Neither Black nor White: German Theology in African American and White Southern Periodicals, 1850-1870"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

Adina Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"You Married Him, Now Stick With Him': Evangelical Marital Ideals in the Cold War Era"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 19-22, 2016.

Doctoral Research
IsoCamp Short Course
Salt Lake City, Utah. February 6-10, 2017.

Elise Leal
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"'Nurseries of the Church of God': Sunday Schools, Childhodd, and the Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Early Republic"
American Historical Association Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado. January 5-8, 2017.

Doctoral Research
Hagley Museum and Library
Greenville, Deleware. May 17-26, 2017.

Benjamin Leavitt
Sponsor: Dr. Andrea Turpin

"Sacred and Secular in Baylor University Chapel Services"
2017 LSU History Graduate Student Association Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. March 17-18, 2017.

Elizabeth Marvel
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"The Cost of Holiness': Economic Challenges for Medieval English Nuns"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 19-22, 2016.

Lynneth Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"The Dance of Salome: Dance and Female Sin in Medieval Texts"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-23, 2016.

"'This Lepying Strompat': Presentations of Salome in Middle English Sermons"
Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies
College Park, Maryland. April 1-2, 2017.

Matt Millsap
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"'The Wiles of Popery': Anti-Catholicism and Evangelical Political Culture in the Early South"
American Society of Church History Spring Meeting
Berkeley, California. April 6-9, 2017.

Brendan Payne
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Cup of Kindness: Women, Alcohol, and Community in Margery Kempe's World"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

Paul Putz
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Champions of Faith: The Rise of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Cold War America, 1945-1976"
Doctoral Research in Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan. July 19-23, 2016.

"Women and the Early Development of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 1954-1976"
30th Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virignia. October 19-22, 2016.

"Protestant, Catholic, Mormon: Forging a Broad Christian Alliance through Sport in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 1954-70"
2017 Meeting of the American Historical Association/American Society of Church History
Denver, Colorado. January 5-8, 2017.

David Roach
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"'Deliver Thyself, O New England from Everything that Make Thee Look Like a Daughter of Babylon': Anti-Catholicism and the Construction of Religious Community in Early New England"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

Information Systems

Wallace Chipdiza
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Koch

"Chartering Predictive Analytics: A Case Study"
Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, California. August 11-13, 2016.

 

Sponsor: Dr. John Tripp

"Who Is Our Paul Erdos? An Analysis of the Information Systems Collaboration Network"
International Conference on Information Systems
Dublin, Ireland. December 9-16, 2016.

Jordana George
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"The Poor Get Poorer and The Rich Get Fiber" and "Chartering Predictive Analytics"
22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, California. August 11-13, 2016.

"'Open Data Research' and 'Gender Bias in Information Systems Publishing"
International Conference on Information Systems
Dublin, Ireland. December 10-14, 2016.

Laurie Giddens
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"I Track, Therefore I Am: Exploring the Impact of Wearable Fitness Devices on Employee Identity and Well-being"
22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, California. August 11-14, 2016.

"The Role of Fitbits in Corporate Wellness Programs: Does Step Count Matter?"
Hawaii International Confeence on System Sciences 2017
Waikoloa, Hawaii. January 4-7, 2017.

Yan Jie
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Koch

"IT Consumerization and New IT Practices: Discriminating, Firefighting, and Innovating"
22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, California. August 11-14, 2016.

Nash Milic
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy E. Leidner

"Consumer Grade Brain-Computer Interfaces: an Entry Path into NeuroIS Domains"
Gmunden NeuroIS
Gmunden, Austria. June 6-8, 2016.

"Data from the Concumer-Level Nuero Devices: How should IS Approach It?"
22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, California. August 11-14, 2016.

Jie Yan
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"User-Generated Content and Employee Creativity: Evidence from Salesforce IdaExchange Community"
International Conference on Information Systems 2016
Dublin, Ireland. December 11-14, 2016.

Math

Tiffany Jones
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"Asymptotic Stability of a Decomposed Compact Method for Highly Oscillatory Wave Problems"
SIAM Central States 2016 Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas. September 29-October 2, 2016.

Dale Frymark
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Boundary Conds Associated with the Left-Definite Theory for Diff. Ops."
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. Janaury 4-7, 2017.

Victoria Hudgins
Sponsor: Dr. Jon Harrison

"An Introduction to Quantum Networks"
Andrews Research Conference
Berrien Springs, Michigan. May 17-21, 2017.

Jennifer Loe
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Morgan

"Polynomial Preconditioned Arnoldi for Eigenvalues"
SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia. February 27-March 3, 2017.

Isaac Michael
Sponsor: Dr. Mark Sepanski

"Net Regular Signed Trees"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. January 4-7, 2017.

John Miller
Sponsor: Dr.Markus Hunziker

"Syzygies and Covariant Differential Operations"
Joint Mathemtatics Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. January 4-7, 2017.

John Osborn
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Moment Representations of Exceptional X_1 Orthogonal Polynomials"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. January 4-7, 2017.

Joshua Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"Using an Adaptive Crank-Nicolson Scheme to Solve the Degenerate Stochastic Kawarada Equation on Nonuniform Grids"
SIAM Central States 2016 Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas. September 29-October 2, 2016.

"An Approach tot he Numerical Solution of Multidimensional Stochastic Kawarada Equations via Adaptive Operator Splitting"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. Janaury 4-7, 2017.

"An Approach to the Numerical Solution of Multidimensional Stochastic Kawarada Equations via Adaptive Operator Splitting"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Atlanta, Georgia. January 4-7, 2017.

Mechanical Engineering

Ruy Amador
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Kuehl

"A Nonlinear Self-Similar Solution to Barotropic Flow Over Rapidly Varying Topography"
American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics
Portland, Oregon. November 19-22, 2016.

Benjamin Blandford
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Nondestructive Analysis of the Temperature and Phase Change of Materials Using Ultrasound"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2016
Novi, Michigan. September 6-9, 2016.

"Ultrasonic Method for Determining Ply Orientation in Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Composites"
ANTEC 2017-The Plastics Technology Conference
Anaheim, California. May 7-10, 2017.

Christopher Boise
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Construction and Implementation of Multiphase Voxel Finite Elements for Use in Stiffness Tensor Prediction of Woven Fiber Composite Laminae"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Expo
Novi, Michigan. September 7-9, 2016.

Carley Fuller
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Rylander

"Isokinetic Hip Muscle Strength Tests: Standing Versus Lying Down Repeatablility"
40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics
Raleigh, North Carolina. August 2-5, 2016.

Andrew Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Ken Van Treuren

"Power Production and Noise Generation of a Small Wind Turbine in a Wind Tunnel Testing Environment"
American Society for Engineering Education-Gulf Southwest Conference
Dallas, Texas. March 12-14, 2017.

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"Computing Mechanical Properties from Orientation Tensors for Fiber Filled Polymers in Axisymmetric Flow and Planar Deposition Flow"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2016
Novi, Michigan. September 7-9, 2016.

Robert Holgund
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"Continuous Fiber Angle Topology Optimization for Polymer Composite Fused Deposition Modeling"
2016 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 8-10, 2016.

Delin Jiang
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Fiber Composites PRoduced with Fused Filament Fabrication"
2016 Solid Freeform Fabricatiom Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 7-10, 2016.

"Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Fiber Composites Produced with Fused Filament Fabrication"
2016 Automotive Composites Conference Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 7-9, 2016.

George Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Garner

"Simulation of Dynamic Lower-Body Electromagnetic Wave Propagation with Experimental Verification"
National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2017.

Timothy Shannon
Sponsor: Dr. Stepehen McClain

"Convection From a Simulated NACA 0012 with Icing Roughness of Different Shape and Thermal Conductivity"
AIAA Aviation 2016
Washington D.C. June 13-17, 2016.

Stair Sarah
Sponsor: Dr. David A. Jack

"Bondline Boundary Assessment of Cohesive Bonded Solid Woven Carbon Fiber Composites Using Advanced Diagnostic Methods"
World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing
Munich, Germany. June 13-17, 2016.

Zhaogui Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"An Numerical Study of Viscoelastic Properties of Aligned Discontinuous Short Fiber Reinforced Composites Applied in Fused Deposition Modeling"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibtion
Novi, Michigan. September 7-9, 2016.

"Numerical Determination of the Die Swell Effect of the Extrusion Nozzle Fiber Filled Polymer Melt and the Fiber Orientation Distribution of the Fiber Suspension"
ANTEC Conference-The Plastics Technology Conference
Anaheim, California. May 8-10, 2017.

Modern Languages and Cultures (Spanish)

Teresa Butt
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Thomas

"Story, Style, and Structure: The Second Person in Early Uruguayan Children\'s Literature"
The Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Austin, Texas. September 16-17, 2016.

Hannah Dyar
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Thomas

"Truth is the Color of Love and Language is its Canvas"
Christian Association of World Languages Annual Conference
Sioux Center, Iowa. April 6-8, 2017.

Music

Clara Boyett
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Confronting the Fears: The Teacher's Role in Combating Performance Anxiety (Poster Presentation) and Meaningful Memorization: A Holistic Approach to Secure Memory (Session)"
Music Teacher's National Association Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 18-22, 2017.

Hayden Coie
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Meaningful Memorization: A Holistic Approach to Secure Memory"
MTNA National Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 18-22, 2017.

Brianna Compton
Sponsor: Dr. Kent Eshelman

Tuba Artist Semi-Finalist Competitor
Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival and Competition
Twin Lakes, Michigan. August 12-15, 2016.

Baylor University Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble Recital
South Central Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference
Edinburg, Texas. March 16-19, 2017.

Serenity Fung
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Meaningful Memorization: A Holistic Approach to Secure Memory"
2017 Music Teachers National Association National Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 18-22, 2017.

Jie Fang Goh
Sponsor: Dr. Alfredo Colman

"The East Wind Breaks: Reimagining Chineseness in Jay Chou's zhongguofeng Music"
SEM Southern Plains 2017 Annual Conference
Edinburg, Texas. March 4-5, 2017.

Clare Hogan
Sponsor: Dr. Wiff Rudd

Performance in a small ensemble and a solo piece
National Trumpet Competition
Denver, Colorado. March 23-25, 2017.

Sunghun Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Developing a Healthy Mindset in Young Pianists"
Texas Music Teachers Association 102nd Convention
Dallas, Texas. June 16-19, 2016.

Marissa Mitchell
Sponsor: Dr. Jun Qian

"Connection Between Music Cognition and Clarinet Performance"
\'Clarinet Day\' Conference at the University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada. October 22-25, 2016.

Nathan Myrick
Sponsor: Dr. David Music

"Compound Ritual Entrainment"
The Hymn Society
Redlands, California. July 19-22, 2016.

Kristen Neel
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Meaningful Memorization: A Holistic Approach to Secure Memory"
Music Teacher's National Association Convention
Baltimore, Maryland. March 18-22, 2017.

Joseph Noelliste
Sponsor: Dr. David Music

"Mnemonic Spaces: Music in Foreign Language Learning"
2017 SCENARIO Forum Conference
Cork, Ireland. May 25-28, 2017.

"Give Ear to My Words, O Lord' - Dual Responses to Oppression in Ulysses Kay's Choral Triptych"
LSU Music Colloquium
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. May 20, 2017.

Blake Proehl
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Holistic Memory"
2017 Music Teacher's National Association National Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 18-22, 2017.

Jacob Sensenig
Sponsor: Dr. David Music

"Passing the Faith Along: The Gaither Vocal Band as the Pinnacle of Southern Gospel Music?"
Claremont, California. February 9-11, 2017.

Austin Westjohn
Sponsor: Dr. Brent Phillips

"Texas State Trombone Symposium Tenor Trombone Solo Competition"
Texas State Trombone Symposium
San Marcos, Texas. February 17-19, 2017.

Nursing

Sarah Toler
Sponsor: Dr. Marie Hastings-Tolsma

"Screening for Anxiety in the Birth Center Setting: A Quality Improvement Project"
Sigma Theta Tau International 27th International Nursing Research Congress
Cape Town, South Africa. July 21-25, 2016.

Philosophy

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Sorting the Virtues-Why it is so Difficult"
2016 Annual ACPA Meeting
San Francisco, California. November 3-6, 2016.

"Seeing the True as the Beautiful: Using Tolkien to Read Aquinas"
23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses
Dallas, Texas. April 20-22, 2017.

Jared Brandt
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Pieper's 'The Philosophical Act' and its Pedagogical Implications"
Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers Biennial Meeting
Bolivar, Missouri. October 14-16, 2016.

"Virtue Epistemology and the Closure Principle"
American Philosophical Association Eastern Division 113th Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. January 4-7, 2017.

Nathan Cartagena
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Retrieving Resources from Aquinas\' Treatment of Courage"
American Catholic Philosophical Association 2016 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. November 3-6, 2016.

Lindsay Cleveland
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Classical Theism and Theistic Accounts of Properties: A Thomistic Alternative to Platonism"
Classical Theism Workshop
St. Paul, Minnesota. July 20-23, 2016.

"Classical Theism and Theistic Accounts of Properties: A Thomistic Alternative to Platonism"
Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 15-17, 2016.

Robert Elisher
Sponsor: Dr. Stephan Evans

"Aristotelian Moral Schizophrenia"
University of Kentucky Philosophy GSA Conference: Virtue: Ancient and Modern
Lexington, Kentucky. March 3-4, 2017.

Sabrina Little
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Aristotle's Ought: A Response to Anscombe"
Northern Political Science Association
Boston, Massachusetts. November 9-12, 2016.

"The Temptations of Jesus and Kenotic Christology"
Society for Christian Philosophers-Pacific Meeting
La Mirada, California. March 30-April 2, 2017.

Derek McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Toward a Virtue Model of Depression"
Ethics and Mental Health Conference, Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin. April 6-8, 2017.

Nathan Mueller
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Dougherty

"Puzzles Concerning 'Resilience' for Daniel Howard-Snyder"
45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy (2017)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 5-7, 2017.

Adam Myers
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Miner

"The Fifth Way"
Lumen Christi: Aquinas’s Five Ways and Where they Lead
Rome, Italy. June 21-29, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Francis Beckwith

"Sicut Puer et Vir': Temporal Succession and Its Significance for Aquinas' Account of Law, ST I-II, Qq 90-108"
American Catholic Philosophical Association 2016 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. November 3-6, 2016.

Caroline Paddock
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"In Defense of Theistic Assuming"
2016 Eastern Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
New Brunswick, New Jersey. October 20-22, 2016.

Yunus Prasetya
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Hempel's Raven Paradox: The Infinite Counterexample to Nicod's Condition"
13th Annual Virginia Tech Graduate Philosophy Conference
Blacksburg, Virginia. October 28-29, 2016.

"Hempel's Raven Paradox: On Confirmation and Infinities"
68th Annual New Mexico-Texas Philosophy Conference, Southwest Philosophical Studies
Albuquerque, New Mexico. March 24-26, 2017.

Brandon Rickabaugh
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Naturalsim and the Mental Problem of Casual Drainage"
Evangelical Philosophical Society
San Antonio, Texas. November 15-17, 2016.

"Assessing Bodily Resurrection Arguements Against Mind-Body Dualism"
Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific Meeting
La Mirada, California. March 31-April 1, 2017.

Matthew Sandwisch
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Virtue Epistemology and the Free Society"
Polanyi Studies: Past Present and Future
Nashotah, Wisconsin. June 8-11, 2016.

Christopher Tomaszewski
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Antecedent Probability and Faith"
Lumen Christi Institute Graduate Seminar on John Henry Newman
Oxford, United Kingdom. July 9-16, 2016.

"Christian Materialism and the Image Dei"
2016 Midwest Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
Springfield, Missouri. September 22-24, 2016.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"How to Argue for Animalism"
Alabama Philosophical Society Meeting
Pensacola, Flordia. September 30-October 2, 2016.

"Comments on Hylomorphism and the Priority Principle"
Central States Philosophical Association Meeting
Lincoln, Nebraska. October 28-30, 2016.

Chris Tweedt
Sponsor: Dr. Trent Dougherty

"Taking a Different Perspective on Suffering and Death"
American Catholic Philosphical Association 2016 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. November 3-6, 2016.

"A Proposition is Epistemically Possible if its Negation is not Obvious"
Notre Dame/Northwestern Graduate Epistemology Conference
South Bend, Indiana. April 28-29, 2017.

Matthew Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Training Ethical Actors: New Perspectives in Applied Ethics"
American Association of Philosophy Teachers
Saginaw, Michigan. July 27-31, 2016.

Hilary Yancey
Sponsor: Dr. Frank Beckwith

"Frontiers of Analogous Justice: A Thomistic Approach to Martha Nussbaum's Justice for Animals"
Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers Conference
Springfield, Missouri. September 22-24, 2016.

Hilary Yancey
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"But I'm Afriad of the Dark: Why Courage Does Not Depend on What We Fear"
Society for Christian Philosopher's: Pacific
Los Angeles, California. March 31-April 1, 2017.

Physics

Suman Baral
Sponsor: Dr. Walter Wilcox

"New Noise Subtraction Methods in Lattice QCD"
34th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory
Southampton, United Kingdom. July 24-30, 2016.

Mudi Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"Ion Wake Inside a Glass Box"
American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics
San Jose, California. October 31-November 2, 2016.

Zhiyue Ding
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"A Quick Charge Test Method of Dusty Particle in GEC Cells"
DPP \'16 Meeting of the American Physical Society
San Jose, California. October 30-November 1, 2016.

Evdokiya Kostadinova
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"Spectral Approach to Anderson Localization in a Disordered 2D Complex Plasma Crystal"
American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics
San Jose, California. October 31-November 4 2016.

Bao-Fei Li
Sponsor: Dr. AnZhong Wang

"Quantization of 1+1 HL Gravity Coupling with Matter"
2016 Annual Meeting and Member Representative Conference of the Division of Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics of Chinese Physical Society
Changsha, China. June 26-July 1, 2016.

Bahram Shakerin
Sponsor: Dr. BFL Ward

"IR-Improved DGLAP-CS Parton Shower Effects in W+n Jets"
International Conference High-Energy Physics 2016
Chicago, Illinois. August 3-10, 2016.

Xinwen Wang
Sponsor: Dr. AnZhong Wang

"Thermodynamics of Universal Horizon"
2016 Annual Meeting and Member Representative Conference of the Division of Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics of Chinese Physical Society
Changsha, China. June 26-July 1, 2016.

Chuchu Xiang
Sponsor: Dr. Lorin Matthews

"Aggregate Growth in a Protoplanetary Disk"
229th AAS Meeting
Grapevine, Texas. January 5-6, 2017.

"Dust Growth in a Protoplanetary Disk using Molecular Dynamics"
48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Meeting
The Woodlands, Texas. March 20-24, 2017.

Politcal Science

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"The Role of Trust and Friendship in Aristotle's Account of the Intellectual Virtues"
Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 12-14, 2017.

Christine Basil
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"Anger's Deliberation: Anger, Deliberation, and the Problem of One's Own"
Southern Political Science Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 11-14, 2017.

Joshua Boucher
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"President Jimmy Carter's Human Rights Foreign Policy"
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 12-14, 2017.

Kevin Burns
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"A Constitutionalist's Defense of Prerogative: Taft's Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers"
Southern Political Science Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 12-14, 2017.

Olivia Carroll
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"The Case for Diplomatic Immunity in a Changing World"
International Studies Association
Baltimore, Maryland. February 15-22, 2017.

Jordan Cash
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"A Voice of the Nation: The Speaker of the House and Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting"
Southern Political Science Association 2017 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 12-14, 2017.

Clinton Condra
Sponsor: Dr. Dwight Allman

"Nietzsche's Machiavellism"
Northeast Political Science
Boston, Massachusetts. November 10-12, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

 

"The Realisms of Salisbury and Bismarck"
International Studies Association
Baltimore, Maryland. February 22-25, 2017.

Elizabeth Goyette
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"The Role of Need and Dissimilarity in Friendship in Aristotle\'s Nichomachean Ethics"
Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 10-12, 2016.

Joseph Griffith
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"Masters and Friends-Friendship's Moderation of Liberalism in 'Benito Cereno,' Go Down, Moses, and Huckleberry Finn"
2017 Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 12-14, 2017.

David Little
Sponsor: Dr. Dwight Allman

"Aristotle and the Complexity of the Good"
Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 10-12, 2016.

Nathan Orlando
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Power and States: Toward a Foucaultian Approach to International Relations"
Northeastern Political Science Association
Boston, Massachusetts. November 10-12, 2016.

Elizabeth Wagner
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"On the Coherence of Nietzsche's View of Oedipus"
Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 11-14, 2017.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Matthew Binder
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"An Acute Seizure Impairs the Long-Term Retention of a New Hippocampal-Dependent Memory"
Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

"A Brief Flurothyl-induced Seizure Produces Long-Term Anterograde Memory Deficits"
UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory
Austin, Texas. April 28-29, 2017.

Channing Cochran
Sponsor: Dr.Thomas Fergus

"Intolerance of Uncertainty and Reactions to Intrusive Thouights: An Examination Using an In-Vivo Thought-Induction Task Among Religious Individuals"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

"Student Executive Board Symposium: Using our Psychological Knowledge for Student Activism"
Texas Psychological Association 2016 Annual Convention
Austin, Texas. November 10-12, 2016.

Adelyn Cohen
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Executive Functions and Consumption of Fruits/Vegetables and High-Saturated Fat Foods in Adolescents"
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. September 22-24, 2016.

"Does Inhibitory Control Moderate the Association Between Dietary Restraint and Intake of Energy-Dense Foods in Adolescents"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon. March 30-April 1, 2017.

Kaitlyn Egan
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Executive Functions and Consumption of Fruits/Vegetables and High-Saturated Fat Foods in Adolescents"
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. September 22-24, 2016.

Justine Grosso
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"The Differential Roles of Objective Neuropsychological Testing and Self Report Measures in Assessing Impairment and Alcohol Addiction Severity"
Research Society on Alcoholism
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 25-29, 2016.

Jaqueline Hapenny
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Interpersonal Needs and Perfectionism: Relating Self-Evaluative Perfectionism to Thwarted Belongingess and Perceived Burdensomeness"
50th Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Lauren Hertzberg
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Effects of Brief-ACT on College Student Drinking and Correlates of Drinking: A Pilot Study"
Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences World Conference 14
Seattle, Washington. June 16-19, 2016.

Andrew Holley
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"An Acute Seizure Impairs the Long-Term Retention of a New Hippocampal-Dependent Memory"
2016 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

"An Acute Seizure Impairs the Long-Term Retention of a New Hippocampal-Dependent Memory"
2016 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Houston, Texas. December 2-6, 2016.

Meredith Hoyland
Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Latendresse

"Does Better Self-Control Lead to Greater Religiosity? A Test of an Alternative Hypothesis"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. January 19-21, 2017.

"Self-Control Better Predicts Adolescent Binge Drinking than Does Religiosity; Do Patterns of Alcohol use Change from Adolescnece to Adulthood? A Latent Transition Analysis of Alcohol use Behaviors"
Society for Research in Child Development
Austin, Texas. April 6-8, 2017.

Alexis Humenik
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Predicting Offense Type Group Membership in a Juvenile Deliquent Population Using the Personality Assessment Inventory"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Alisa Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Music and Suggestion to Improve Quality of Life in Palliative Care: Preliminary Findings"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Annual Conference 2016
Boston, Massachusetts. October 9-10, 2016.

Linda Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"The Relationship Between Religious Fundamentalism and Prejudice Toward Immigrants"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. Janaury 18-21, 2017.

Rachel Kantor
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Does Inhibility Control Moderate the Associaiton between Dietary Restraint and Intake of Energy-Dense Foods in Adolescents"
2017 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon. March 30-April 1, 2017.

Anne Kleinsasser
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Distress Tolerance as a Predictor of Adherence in Smoking Cessation Treatment for Individuals with PTSD"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Courtney Kurinec
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"About the Encoding of Prospective Memory Intentions II: Implementation Intentions Increase Encoding Specificity"
Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
Boston, Massachusetts. November 17-19, 2016.

Madeline Larson
Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Latendresse

"Factor Structure of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents in Fathers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon. March 30-April 1, 2017.

"Impact of Family Experiences on Attachment: Examining Oxytocin Levels"
Society for Research in Child Development Conference
Austin, Texas. April 7, 2017.

Priscilla Layman
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Positive and Negative Couple Resilience Correlates with Individual Coping Strategies in People Facing Serious Medical and Non-Medical Stressors"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016

Joseph Leman
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Three Measures of Intellectual Humility: What They Do and Don't Tell Us"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. Janaury 19-21, 2017.

Rosemond Lorona
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"How Perceived Social Enforcement of Religion Influences Internalization of Religiosity and Moral Behaviors"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. January 19-22, 2017.

Stephen Martin
Sponsor: Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang

"Four Experiments on the Relational Function of Gratitude: A Bayesian Approach"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Antonio, Texas. Janaury 19-21, 2017.

Jules Martowski
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Cognitive Fusion: Pre-post Changes Associated with a Brief-ACT Intervention and its Moderating Role on the Relationship Between Baseline and Follow-up Negative Alcohol-related Consequences"
Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences World Conference 14
Seattle, Washington. June 16-19, 2016.

Morgan McReynolds
Sponsor: Dr. Brad Keele

"Acute Stress Increases GluA1 Expression in the mPFC, but not the Amygdala, in Adult Rats"
Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

Brittany Nesbitt
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Violations of Justice Prime Convictions in Jurors"
Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 17-20, 2016.

"Priming Conviction with Exposure to Percieved Unjust Verdicts"
American Psychology Law Society 2017 Annual Conference
Seattle, Washington. March 16-19, 2017.

Suzanne Nolan
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"The Effects of Dietary Supplementation with N-3 Fatty Acids on the Behavioral and Neuroinflammatory Phenotype of the Fmr1-Knockout Mouse"
Society of Neuroscience Conference
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

"The Effectof Status Epilepticus on Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Mice"
American Epilepsy Society
Houston, Texas. December 2-6, 2016.

Laura Ornelas
Sponsor: Dr. Brad Keele

"Acute Stress Increases GluA1 Expression in mPFC, but not the Amygdala, in Adult Rats"
Society for Neuroscience Conference
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

Amanda Proctor
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Two Types of Couple Resilience are Distinct from Other Types of Couple Functioning in Predicting Outcomes during Stressful Life Events"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Lynae Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Examining Psychophysiological Changes During Formal Hypnotizability Testing"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Boston, Massachusetts. October 6-10, 2016.

"Psychophysiological Changes During Hypnotic Induction"
Southwestern Psychological Association
San Antonio, Texas. March 31-April 2, 2017.

Laurie Russell
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"An Interdependent Self-Construal Causes Social Evaluative Concerns Related to taijin Kyofusho among United States Respondents"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Elizabeth Slonena
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"The Dissociative Ability Scale: Internal Consistency and Validity of a Measure of Normative Dissociation"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2016 Scientific Program
Newton, Massachusetts. October 6-10, 2016.

Katherine Stratton
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Examining Relations Between the Revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory and Health Anxiety"
Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Ashley Teasdale
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Parenting Stress in Fathers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes"
National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lawrence, Kansas. September 22-24, 2016.

"Factor Structure of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents in Fathers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon. March 30-April 1, 2017.

Ioannisely Berrios-Torres
Sponsor: Dr. Jim Patton

"Impulsivity and Frontal Asymmetry in Substance-Dependent Individuals"
Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California. November 12-16, 2016.

Nancy Wheless
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Initial Outcome Data of a Standard Dosage of the Attention Training Technique (ATT) as a Standalone Treatment for Anxiety and Related Disorders"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
New York, New York. October 27-30, 2016.

Daniel Yi
Sponsor: Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang

"SEM Approach to the Effects of Cognitive Tendencies on Belief in God and the Paranormal in a Hindu Population"
2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
San Antonio, Texas. Janaury 19-21, 2017.

Religion

Jeremiah Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"Tragic Israel: The Rhetorical Portrayal of Israel in Melito\'s Peri Pascha"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 18-22, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Iverson

 

"Typological Intersections and Divine Utterance: Prosopopoeia and Intertextuality in Luke’s Transfiguration"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Nashville, Tennessee. May 22-24, 2017.

Greg Barnhill
Sponsor: Dr. Lidija Novakovic

"Hosea and Isaiah in Stereo in Romans 9:24-29"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 10-12, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal C. Parsons

 

"The Rhetorical Function of the Fable of the Rich Fool in Luke"
National Association of Baptist Professors in Religion Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. May 22-24, 2017.

Thomas Breedlove
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"Hearing Silence Speak: Tragedy in Shusaku Endo and David Bentley Hart"
Upper Midwest AAR
Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 31-April 1, 2017.

Joao Chaves
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Weaver

"How the Baptist Learn to Dance: Migration, Trnsnationality, and the Pentecostalization of Latina/o Baptists in America"
Society for Pentecostal Studies
St. Louis, Missouri. March 9-11, 2017.

"The Ambiguity of Southern Baptist Teachers in Latin America / Baptists and Intersectionality "
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR)
Nashville, Tennessee. May 22-24, 2017.

Lacy Crocker
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Temple in Isaiah 60: The Implacement of YHWH and a Persian Period Audience"
SBL 2016 Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 16-19, 2016.

Tyler Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"'A Tale of God's Will': Time and Ethics in the Wake of the Waco Horror"
First AAS Graduate Student Conference
Princeton, New Jersey. April 19-21, 2017.

Alex Fogleman
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel H. Williams

"Reforming beyond the Reformation: Edward Pusey's Patristic Ressourcement and the Renewal of the Nineteenth-Century English Church"
American Society of Church History (Spring Conference)
Berkeley, California. April 6-9, 2017.

"Longing for the Fount: Augustine's Ecclesial Mysticism in Psalm 41"
North American Patristic Society
Chicago, Illinois. May 25-27, 2017.

Malcolm Foley
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Francis Grimke and Elias Camp Morris: The Pulpit and the Negro Problem"
American Academy of Religion
San Antonio, Texas. November 19-21, 2016.

John Genter
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"Ignatius of Antioch and the Apotropaic Church"
Student Religious Studies Conference
South Bend, Indiana. February 10-11, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Mike Parsons

 

"The Good Samaritan in Modernity: Exegetical Moorings for Ivan Illich's Appropriation of Luke 10:25-37"
Princeton Theological Seminary-Koinonia Conference
Princeton, New Jersey. February 17-18, 2017.

Ryan Harker
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"Paul and Creation: Toward a Pauline Grounding for the Church's Care for Creation"
Student Religious Studies Conference
Notre Dame, Indiana. February 10-12, 2017.

Kazuyuki Hayashi
Sponsor: Dr. Deidre Fulton

"A Rhetorical-Historical Analysis of Genesis 1:27; Revealing the Polemical Function of the Image of God"
Society of Biblical Literature 2016 Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 19-22, 2016.

"Stichworter 'Catch Words' and the Redaction-Rhetorical Shaping Between Nah 2:1-3 and Nah 1:2-7"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 10-12, 2017.

"Did the Israelites Lose their Salvation? Old Testament Salvation History According to Psalm 78"
Evangelical Theological Society Southwest Regional Meeting
Fort Worth, Texas. March 31-April 1, 2017.

Nathan Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"The Text Critical Problem of Psalm 40:7AB (LXX 39:7)"
North Texas Colloquium on Bibilical Studies
Fort Worth, Texas. October 21, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Land as an Identity Marker in Isaiah 56-66"
SBL Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 19-22, 2016.

"Genesis 1-3 as Orientation to the Canon"
Houston Baptist University Theology Conference
Houston, Texas. March 2-4, 2017.

"Achsah versus Micah: Reading Judges 17-18 as Counterpoint to the Achsah Narrative in Judges 1"
NABPR National
Nashville, Tennessee. May 22-24, 2017.

Rebecca Hays
Sponsor: Dr. William Bellinger

"Nevill Coghill"
Inklings Week in Oxford: The Discarded Image
Oxford, United Kingdom. July 18-22, 2016.

"A Layering of Images in a Parabolic Song: Reading Isaiah\'s Vineyard (5:1-7) as \'Lady Zion\'"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 18-22, 2016.

Chwi-Woon Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Negative Attitude Toward Abraham and Israel (Isa 63:16) in Light of the Literary Development of the Prayer in 63:7-64:11"
International Society of Biblical Literature
Seoul, South Korea. July 3-7, 2016.

Nicholas Krause
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"The Church and Radical Democracy: Ecclesial Identity, Pluralist Politics, and Interreligious Encounter"
Engaging Particularities: Exclusivity and Inclusion in Religious Communities
Boston, Massachusetts. April 2-3, 2017.

Bryan Maine
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Three Men and a Baby: Baptism, Excorcism, and the Spiritual Protection of Children"
American Society of Church History
Denver, Colorado. January 5-8, 2017.

Thomas Millay
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"You Must Change Your Life: Kierkegaard and Augustine on Reading"
Kierkegaard, Augustine, and the Catholic Tradition Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 27-29, 2016.

"The Power of Love: The Telos of Kiekegaard's Works of Love and its Hegelian Substructure"
2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion
San Antonio, Texas. November 19-22, 2016.

"Discovering Monteverdi: Reflections on the 1610 Vespers"
Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
Knoxville, Tennessee. April 6-8, 2017.

Timothy Orr
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Til Death Undone: Reginald Pole and the Politics of Exile and Execution"
The Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Bruges, Belgium. August 18-30, 2016.

"A Reason to Return: Thomas Helwys and the Limits of Exile"
American Society of Church History
Denver, Colorado. January 5-8, 2017.

Stephaine Peek
Sponsor: Dr. Laine Scales

"Sacrifice, Service, and Radical Inclusion: Participating in the Divine Critique according to the Gospel of Mark"
Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy
Oxford, England. July 12-15, 2016.

Scott Prather
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Echoes of Penance in Calvin's Geneva"
Conference on Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

"Luther Reforming Penance: Evangelical Alternatives to the Functions of Penance"
American Society of Church History/American Historical Association
Denver, Colorado. Janaury 5-8, 2017.

Amanda Brobst-Renaud
Sponsor: Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Engaging Across Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Response to 'Who is Mary of Nazareth?'"
Southwest Commission for Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 10-12, 2017.

Scott Ryan
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"Paul's Adaptation of Divine Conflict in Romans"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas. November 19-22, 2016.

Joshua Smith
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Advertissement Contre Advertissement: John Calvin\'s Astrological Debate with Mellin de Saint-Gelais"
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Brugges, Belgium. August 18-20, 2016.

"The Providence in our Stars: John Calvin on Astrology"
Conference for Faith and History
Virginia Beach, Virginia. October 20-22, 2016.

Cody Strecker
Sponsor: Dr. D.H. Williams

"Concubinage, Continentia, and Augustine's Theory of Coniuguim"
Chicago, Illinois. May 25-27, 2017.

Cory Sugg
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"Certainty in God: Private Ritual Over Social Embeddedness"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. October 27-30, 2017.

James Swinney
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Text and Subtext: Job 31 and its Implied Code of Conduct"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 11-12, 2017.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

Doctoral Research
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia. December 18-21, 2016.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

Engaging Across the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Response to 'Who is Mary of Nazareth?'
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 10-12, 2017.

The Murky Waters of the Tragic and Comic in Flannery O'Connor's 'The River'
Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion
Saint Paul, Minnesota. March 31-April 5, 2017.

Natalie Webb
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"Pastoral Care in the Classroom: Responding to Rape Culture at a Christian University"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Nashville, Tennessee. May 22-24, 2017.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Micah 2:1-5 and Scribal Tendencies in the Book of the Four Hypothesis"
National AAR/SBL Conference
San Antonio, Texas. November 19-22, 2016.

"Of Gods and Kings: A Textual Critical Assessment of Zephaniah 1:5"
National Associaiton of Baptist Professors of Religion
Nashville, Tennessee. May 22-24, 2017.

Lucinda Yang
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Between Two Words: A Comparative Study between Daoism and Logos Theology"
AAR: Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 10-12, 2017.

Social Work

David McClung
Sponsor: Dr. David Pooler

"Voluntold: Reimagining Congregration and Community Partnerships"
Strengthening Youth and Families Conference
Arlington, Texas. November 7-10, 2016.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Health Disparities as Spatial Inequality in the Regions of Turkey"
SSS 2017-80th Annual Meeting
Greenville, South Carolina. March 29-April 1, 2017.

Sociology

James Davidson
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Pieper

"Understanding Political Engagement through Religiosity"
Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference
Seattle, Washington. August 19-21, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Religion and Political Extremism in the US: Violent Action Against the Government"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. October 28-30, 2016.

Matt Henderson
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Attachment to God and General Trust in the United States Population"
2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Seattle, Washington. August 19-21, 2016.

Emily Hunt
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"The Invisible Thread: The Influence of Liberal Faculty on Student Political Views at Evangelical Colleges"
Association for Moral Education
Cambridge, Massachusetts. December 8-11, 2016.

Su Jin Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Matt Bradshaw

"The Association between Different Subjective Social Classes and Various Aspects of Health-related Outcomes in South Korea"
American Sociological Association
Seattle, Washington. April 26-29, 2017.

"Gender Differences on the Association between Subjective Social Classes and Various Health Outcome for Older Adults in South Korea"
Population Association America
Chicago, Illinois. August 20-23, 2016.

Blake Kent
Sponsor: Dr. Matt Bradshaw

"Attachment to God and General Trust in the United States Population"
Annual Meeting oF the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Seattle, Washington August 19-21, 2016.

"Forgiveness, Attachment to God, and Mental Health Outcomes in Older U.S. Adults"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. October 28-30, 2016.

Michael Lotspeich II
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Understanding Inter-community Conflict to Building Construction in a Rural, Consolidated Local Education Agency"
Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 7-10, 2016.

"Understanding Inter-community Conflict to Building Construction in a Rural, Consolidated Local Education Agency"
Southwestern Social Science Association
Austin, Texas. April 13-15, 2017.

Paul McClure
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"From A.A. to SBNR: The Role of Addiction Recovery Programs in the Production of the Spiritual, but not Religious"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. October 28-30, 2016.

"'I'm Sorry, Dave, but I'm Afraid There's No More Work': The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Fears of Unemployment"
Southern Sociological Society
Greenville, South Carolina. March 30-April 1, 2017.

Justin Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Ueiker

"Religion and PArenting Satisfaction: Evidence from the Baylor Religion Survey"
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Seattle, Washington August 19-21, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"The Stigma of Tenure Denied: An Exploration of Individual and Institutional Implications"
Annual Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference
Columbus, Ohio. November 10-12, 2016.

Bethany Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Lindsay Wilkinson

"Financial Strain and Mental Health among Older Adults: Resilience During the Great Recession?"
American Sociological Association
Seattle, Washington. August 20-23, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Charles Tolbert

 

"Financial Motivations and Small Business Survival: The Effects of Gender and Race"
Southwestern Social Science Association
Austin, Texas. April 13-15, 2017.

Bob Thomson
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Religion in Civil Society: The Spatial Effects of Black Protestant Affliation Rates on Crime"
American Sociological Association
Seattle, Washington. August 19-23, 2016.

"God, Party, and the Poor: How Politics and Religion Interact to Affect Economic Justice Attitudes"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. October 28-30, 2016.

Kenneth Vaughan
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Who Benefits from Consociationalism: Evidence from the Arab Barometer Survey of Lebanon"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. October 29-30, 2016.

 

Xiuhua Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Does Economic Development Foster Religious Tolerance in Contemporary China"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. October 28-30, 2016.

"Is Religion Inversely Related to Deviance in China? An Empirical Study on the 2010 China General Social Survey"
American Society of Criminology
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 16-18, 2016.

Renae Wilkinson
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Pieper

"Does Spirituality Help More than Religion? The Case of Economic Alienation"
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Soicology of Religion
Seattle Washington. August 19-21, 2016.

 

Jasmine Wise
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"SENSUS, Sensitivity, and Safety: Randomization as a Best Practice for Understanding Respondents Ranking of Safety Concerns"
Associaiton for Applied and Clinical Sociology
Denver, Colorado. October 7-10, 2016.

Statistical Science

Whitney Burrow
Sponsor: Dr. Dean Young

"Comparing Tests of Equality of Two Mean Vectors in High-Dimensional Data"
SRCOS Summer Research Conference
Bentonville, Arkansas. June 5-8, 2016.

Madeline Drevets
Sponsor: Dr. John Seaman

"An Informative Prior Approach to a Bivariate Zero-Inflated Poisson Regression Model"
2016 Joint Statiscal Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. July 30-August 4, 2016.

Paul Faya
Sponsor: Dr. John Seaman

"Bayesian Assurance and Sample Size Determination in the Process Validation Life-Cycle"
2016 Joint Statistical Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. July 31-August 3, 2016.

Tyler Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Bayesian Approach to Sample Size Determination for Multilevel Logistic Models"
2016 Joint Statistical Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. July 30-August 4, 2016.

Gabriel Odom
Sponsor: Dr. Dean Young

"Iterated LDR with Application to Misclassification Reduction"
SRCOS Summer Research Conference
Bentonville, Arkansas. June 5-8, 2016.

Sarah Stanley
Sponsor: Dr. Jack Tubbs

Beta Regression for Modeling the ROC as Function of Continuous Covariates
ENAR 2017
Washington, D.C. March 12-15, 2017.

Johanna Van Zyl
Sponsor: Dr. Jack Tubbs

"AUC Regression for Multiple Comparisons of Monotone Zero-Dose Control Experiments"
2016 Joint Statistical Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. July 30-August 4, 2016.

"Direct and Indirect Comparison of Treatments using Mixtures of Finite Polya Tree Estimation of the AUC"
Eastern North American Region 2017 Spring Meeting
Washington, D.C. March 12-15, 2017.

Qi Zhou
Sponsor: Dr. Joon Jin Song

"Bayesian Propensity Score Analysis for Multi-level Observational Study"
2016 Joint Statistical Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. July 30-August 4, 2016.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor:Dr. Paul Froese

"Religion and Trust: Turkish Case"
Annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Seattle, Washington. August 19-21, 2016.

 

Theatre Arts

Heidi Breeden
Sponsor: Dr. Stan Denman

"I Really Need This Job: Musical Theatre Training in Academic Directing Programs'"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 6-8, 2017.

Aaron Brown
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Thesis Research"
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
New York, New York. February 18, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Stan Denman

 

"I Really Need This Job: Musical Theatre Training in Academic Directing Programs"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 6-8, 2017.

Joshua Horowitz
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Creating Problems: Artistic Analysis, Devised Production, and Graduate Pedagogy"
Mid-American Theatre Conference
Houston, Texas. March 16-18, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Joshua Horowitz

 

"I Really Need This Job: Musical Theatre Training in Academic Directing Programs"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 6-8, 2017.

Laura Nicholas
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Embodying the Golden \'Ruhl\': The Canonization of the Female Saint Self in Sarah Ruhl\'s Approach to Playwriting"
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Chicago, Illinois. August 11-14, 2016.

Sponsor: Dr. Stan Denman

 

"I Really Need this Job: Musical Theatre Training inAcademic Directing Programs"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Flroida. April 6-8, 2017.