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2017-2018 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

Cansu Cetin
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Danley

"Genomics of Rapid Divergence in Lake Malawi Cichlids"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Austin, Texas. July 2-6, 2017.

Patrick Charapata
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Bone Steroid Hormone Concentrations Reveal Pacific Walrus Physiology from the Past 3450 Years"
Biennial Marine Mammal Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 22-29, 2017.

Ankan Choudhury
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"Protein Classification using Modified N-gram and Skip-gram Models"
Association of Computing Machinery/Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACMBCB) 2017
Boston, Massachusetts. August 20-23, 2017.

Danielle Crain
Sponsor: Dr. Stephanie Trumble

"Waxing Nostalgic: Estimating Baleen Whale Pregnancies over the Past Century Using Earplugs"
22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 23-29, 2017.

Stephen Cook
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Nutrient Enrichment Triggers Switch in the Dominant Mode of Temporal β-Diversity in Freshwater Algal Communities"
Society for Freshwater Science
Detroit, Michigan. May 20-24 2018.

Genevieve Godfrey
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Inorganic Toxicant Concentrations in Pacific Walrus (Odobenus Rosmarus Divergens) Muscle Tissue from 2009 - 2015"
22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 22-27, 2017.

Kelsey Johnsony
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Taube

"H3K27me3-specific lysine demthylase KDM6A is Required for Activation of Bivalent Genes in a Mammary Epithelial Cell Line Undergoing Reversible Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition"
8th Annual EMT Meeting
Houston, Texas. December 7-10, 2017

Sungshil Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Transcript Assembly and Quantification by RNA-Seq Reveals Significant Differences in Gene Expression and Sequence Polymorphisms in Mosquitoes of the Culex Pipiens Complex"
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: ASTMH
Baltimore, Maryland. November 5-9, 2017.

Aaron Kirkpatrick
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Muscle Fatty Acid Characterization in Northern Elephant Seals, Mirounga angustirostris"
22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 22-27, 2017.

Erick LeBrun
Sponsor: Dr. Sanghoon Kang

"The Lotic Freshwater Column Contains Abundant and Diverse Fungal Sequences at a Potentially Unexpected Size Fraction and Depth"
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2017 Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon. August 6-11, 2017.

Victoria Neises
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Fatty Acid Signature Analysis of Steller Sea Lions and Harbor Seals in Alaska, 1997 - 2010"
22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 22-27, 2017.

Britany Perrotta
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Are Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities Vulnerable to Engineered Nanomaterials? A Community Composition and Bioaccumulation Study in Outdoor Wetland Mesocoms"
Society of Freshwater Science
Raleigh, North Carolina. June 4-8. 2017.

"Engineered Nanomaterials Alter the Gut Microbiome of Freshwater Snails Through Chronic Exposure in Outdoor Wetland Mesocosms"
SETAC
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-16, 2017.

Zhongqiang Qiu
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"The Molecular Analysis of Pat-3 Integrin Splice Mutant Reveals its Interaction to Unfolded Protein Response"
21st International C. elegans Conference
Los Angeles, California. June 21-25, 2017.

Swastika Raut
Sponsor: Dr. Sanghoon Kang

"Evaluation of Bacterial and Archaeal Community Structure Under a Preindustrial-to-future CO2 Gradient in Three Texas Prairie Soils"
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2017 Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon. August 6-11, 2017.

Keighley Reisenauer
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Taube

"Inducible De-repression of miR-203 to Reverse EMT-Generated Stemness in Breast Cancer Cells"
8th Annual TEMTIA Meeting
Houston, Texas. December 7-10, 2017..

Caleb Robbins
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Bioavailable Dissolved Organic Carbon in Mid-Order Streams Varies across Gradients of Anthropogenic Sources"
Society for Freshwater Science
Raleigh, North Carolina. June 3-9, 2017.

"Revving Up and Burning Out? Leaf Litter Species Identity and Diversity Influence Whole-Stream Nutrient Dynamics"
2018 Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting
Detroit, Michigan. May 20-24 2018.

Biomedical Studies

Aurelie Bouteau
Sponsor: Dr. Botond Igyarto

"DC subsets are functionally specialized to induce GC-dependent or -independent humoral immune responses"
The American Association of Immunologists annual conference 2018
Austin, Texas. May 4-8, 2018.

Benjamin Castellon
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Bioaccumulation and Depuration of Nanoparticles in Replicated Outdoor Wetland Mescosms Vary with Particle Size, Particle Type, and Duration of Exposure"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-17, 2017.

Jinyan Chan
Sponsor: Dr. Nicole Baldwin

"Dr. Insight, A Novel Systematic Drug Repurposing Method"
45th Annual Meeting of the Texas Genetics Society
College Station, Texas. March 22-24, 2018.

Charles Chang
Sponsor: Dr. Bashoo Naziruddin

"Chemical Conjugation of a Cleavable TLR4 Antagonist to the Islet Surface is Well-Tolerated and Improves Islet Transplant Outcomes by Inhibiting NFkB-Mediated Inflammation"
International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
Oxford, United Kingdom. June 20-23, 2017.

Carly Darden
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Lawrence

"Induction of alpha-cell differentiation from RGS16+ islet cell precursors by Gli1 and NFATc2 signaling"
Keystone Symposia: Frontiers in Islet Biology and Diabetes
Keystone, Colorado. February 4-8, 2018.

Meron Ghidey
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"m-NGSG: A Modified n-gram and skip-gram-based Feature Generation Model from Primary Protein Sequence"
Rocky 2017 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference
Snowmass Village, Colorado. December 7 - 9, 2017.

"High-level expression of antimicrobial peptides in plants shows dependency on AMP peptide net charge"
Chemistry and Biology of Peptides: Bridging the Gap between Fundamental and Applied Peptide Science
Ventura, California. February 11 -16, 2018.

Matthew Gibb
Sponsor: Dr. Botond Igyarto

"Novel Cyclin D1-Based DC Vaccine Inhibits TNBC Tumor Growth"
The American Association of Immunologists annual conference 2018
Austin, Texas. May 4-8, 2018.

Md Mahmudul Hasan
Sponsor: Dr. HyeMee Joo

"Lake of B10 and MZ like- B cells in liver-transplant patients with PCH"
The American Association of Immunologists annual conference 2018
Austin, Texas. May 4-8, 2018.

Samantha Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Characterization of the Behavioral Phenotype and Neuroinflammatory Profile of the FMR1 KO Mouse"
2017 Annual PsychoNeuroImmunology Scientific Meeting
Galveston, Texas. June 8-11, 2017.

"Effect of Early Life Seizures on Development of Autistic-like Behavior in Two Mouse Strains: 129SvEvTac and C57BL/6 Mice"
2017 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Washington, DC. November 11-15, 2017.

Ashiqul Islam
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"Protein Classification using Modified N-gram and Skip-gram Models"
Association of Computing Machinery/Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACMBCB) 2017
Boston, Massachusetts. August 20-23, 2017.

"CSPred: A Machine-Learning-Based Compound Model to Identify the Functional Activities of Biologically Stable Toxins"
IEEE BIBM 2017
Kansas City, Missouri. November 13 - 16, 2017.

Angela Leung
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"Bacterial Endotoxin Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Stimulates Egg-Laying, a Serotonin-Dependent Behavior"
21st International C. elegans Conference
Los Angeles, California. June 21-25, 2017.

Sanaz Rasouli
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan F. Shaw

"Heterogeneous Nucleation of Oligomeric Superoxide Dismutase-1 Controlled by Glycerolipid Head Groups"
254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Washington D.C. August 20-24, 2017.

Binayak Rimal
Sponsor: Dr. Sung-Joon Kim

"N-Acetylmuramyl-L-alanine Amidase is required for Mycobacterial Cell Division: Peptidoglycan Composition Analysis by LC-MS"
American Society for Microbiology-ASM Microb 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 1-5, 2017.

Baylor Steele
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Comparative Behavioral Toxicology of Two Common Larval Fish Models"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 11-17, 2017.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Alireza Abdolvahabi
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan F. Shaw

"In Vitro Kinetics of Mutant Superoxide Dismutase-1 Aggregation Can Predict Patient Survivability in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"
254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Washington D.C. August 20-24, 2017.

Ian Anthony
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Tandem Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry for Improved Identification of GC-Eluting Species"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

Jessica Baker
Sponsor: Dr. Caleb D. Martin

"Exploring Diels-Alder Chemistry of Boroles"
255th ACS National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 18-22, 2018.

Matthew Brantley
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Development of an Imaging FT-ICR-MS with SIMS, FIB-SEM, and Post-Ionization Capabilities for Biological Applications"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

James Chang
Sponsor: Dr. Sung Joon Kim

"Peptidoglycan Composition Change in Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Induction of Vancomycin Resistance"
American Society for Microbiology-ASM Microb 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 1-5, 2017.

Josh Cox
Sponsor: Dr. John L. Wood

"Extension of the Daphniphyllum Alkaloid Polycyclization Cascade"
National Organic Symposium
Davis, California. June 25-29, 2017.

Heemal Dhanjee
Sponsor: Dr. John L. Wood

"Total Syntheses of (+) and (-) Tetrapetalone A"
National Organic Symposium
Davis, California. June 25-29, 2017.

Jamie Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

"Characterizing the Forward- and Backward-Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange of Hydroxyls Resulting from Residual Solvent Vapors in Electrospray Sources"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 5-8, 2017.

Frank Liu
Sponsor: Dr. Sung-Joon Kim

"N-Acetylmuramyl-L-Alaine Amidase is Required for Mycobacterial Cell Division: Peptidoglycan Composition Analysis by LC-MS"
American Society for Microbiology-ASM Microb 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 1-5, 2017.

Tara Liyanage
Sponsor: Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

"Comparative Study of In-ESI, Solution-Phase, and Gas-Phase Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange for Conformational Analysis of Carbohydrate-Metal Adducts"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

Mina Nakhla
Sponsor: Dr. John L. Wood

"Synthetic Studies toward Asperigilline A and Related Natural Products"
National Organic Symposium
Davis, California. June 25-29, 2017.

Michael Pettit
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Utilization of IM-MS Deconvolution for Reduced LC Separation Time Requirements in High-throughput Proteomics"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

Michael Plunk
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kane

"Synthesis of Novel Compounds for Islet Surface Modification"
2017 Southwest Regional Meeting
Lubbock, Texas. October 29 - November 1, 2017.

Luke Richardson
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Detection and Quantification of Bufadienolides in Complex Sample Mixtures Using a Nano-ESI-IM-MS Coupled to Nano-UPLC"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

Zhe Shi
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Pinney

"Selective Delivery of Potent Anticancer Agents Facilitated by Hypoxia Mediated Cleavage of Corresponding Prodrug Conjugates"
Innovations In Cancer Prevention and Research Conference
Austin, Texas. November 13-14, 2017.

Zhe Shi
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Pinney

"Potent small-molecule inhibitors of tubulin polymerization targeted for selective release mediated by tumor-associated hypoxia"
255th ACS National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 18-22, 2018.

Andrew Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Shuford

"Optical and Electronic Effects on a D-π-A Organic Sensitizer upon Heteroatom Substitution in the π-Bridge"
Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference
Lansing, Michigan. June 1-3, 2017.

Michael Spiegel
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"Late Transition Metal Complexes of Selenomaltol"
255th ACS National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 17-22, 2018.

Emily Taylor
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick

"Mechanism of action of the vascular disrupting agent OXi8006 on activated cell signaling"
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
San Diego, California. April 20-25, 2018.

Raegyn Taylor
Sponsor: Dr. C. Kevin Chambliss

"Concentration exposure effects on the integrative capability of Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Samplers"
255th ACS National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 18-22, 2018.

Valerie Toteu Djomte
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Chambliss

"Effects of Temperature and Hydrodynamic Conditions on POCIS Sampling Rates"
ISPW
Toronto, Canada. June 1-2, 2017.

"Effects of Temperature and Hydrodynamic Conditions on POCIS Sampling Rates for Constant Concentration Exposures"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

Raul Villacob
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"A Monte-Carlo Approach to Automated Ion Trajectory Calculations for Optimization of an Imaging FT-ICR MS with Post-Ionization Capabilities"
65th American Society Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics 2017 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana. June 4-8, 2017.

Zachary Winfield
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Determination of Lifetime Bioaccumulation rates in Baleen Whales in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean"
Society of Marine Mammalogy's 22nd Biennial Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. October 22-27, 2017.

Samantha Yruegas
Sponsor: Dr. Caleb D. Martin

"Ring Expansion As A Route To Unique Boron Heteroarenes"
255th ACS National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 18-22, 2018.

Communication

Kanan Boor
Sponsor: Dr. Matt Gerber

"For Shame: Affective Argument in Queer Organizing"
National Communication Association
Dallas, Texas. November 16 - 19, 2017.

Aya Farhat
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Walden

"#ShoutYourAbortion: Abortion and the Limitations of Hashtag Activism"
ALTA Argumentation Conference
Alta, Utah. July 20-23, 2017.

Aya Farhat
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Walden

"Anachronism, Amnesia, and Sexual Liberation: Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Evolution of Sexual Politics"
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender
Omaha, Nebraska. October 5-8, 2017.

Aya Farhat
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Walden

"Margaret ‘Peggy’ Olson: Mad Men’s Agent of Feminist Chaos"
Midwest Popular/American Culture Association
St. Louis, Missouri. October 18-22, 2017.

Max Romanowski
Sponsor: Dr. James Kendrick

"Spielberg and Lucas: Exploring the Definitive Creative Collaboration in Cinema"
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association 2017 Conference
St. Louis, Missouri. October 18-22, 2017.

Zachary Sheldon
Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Hansen

"Great Films as Great Texts: Philosophy of Communication and the Cinema"
3rd Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. June 5-7, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Mark Morman

"Social Physics and the Moral Economy of Spreadable Media"
ALTA Conference on Argumentation
Snowbird, Utah. July 20-21, 2017.

Samuel Watson
Sponsor: Dr. Samuel Perry

"ex_machina and the Banal Technopocalypse"
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 7-10, 2018.

"Environmental Heroism, the Frontier, and Renewing the Fall: A Comparison of Structure and Myth in Barack Obama and Donald Trump's Campaign Speeches"
Southern States Communication Association Convention
Nashville, Tennessee. April 4-8, 2018.

Computer Science

Curriculum and Instruction

Erica Amos
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Finding Equations of Graphs Using Technology: Bringing it into Focus"
CAMT: Conference for the Announcement of Mathematics Teaching
Fort Worth, Texas. July 10-12, 2017.

Lee Anne Brannon
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Navigating Healthy and Informed Smartphone Use in the 21st Century K-12 Classroom"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 2017
Denver, Colorado. October 5-7, 2017.

QingQing Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"The Use of Graphic Novels as Complementary Readings in College English Teaching"
The 8th International Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) in China
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. October 20-22, 2017.

"Involve the Culturally Responsive Teaching Methodology in ITA Training"
TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo
Chicago, Illinois. March 27–30, 2018.

Brandy Crowley
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Mathematics Immersion: An investigation of problem solving perceptions"
Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) 2018 Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 22-24, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Rachelle Rogers

"Our Next Generation of Co-Teachers in Secondary Clinical Experiences: Challenging Teachers to Move Beyond Their Favorite Co-Teaching Models"
Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) 2018 Conference
Jacksonville, Florida. March 15-17, 2018.

Cameron Dexter Torti
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Engaging Students in an Era of Alternative Facts"
National Council for the Social Studies, College and University Faculty Assembly
San Francisco, California. November 12-16, 2017.

Barbara Epperson
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Navigating Healthy and Informed Smartphone Use in the 21st Century K-12 Classroom"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 2017
Denver, Colorado. October 5-7, 2017.

Melissa Eubank
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Mathematics Immersion: An investigation of problem solving perceptions"
RCML - Research Council on Mathematics Learning
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 22-24, 2018.

Amanda Gardner
Sponsor: Dr. Barbara Purdum-Cassidy

"Aesthetic Approaches for Teaching Writing to Upper Elementary Students"
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
Las Vegas, Nevada. February 16-20, 2018.

Katelyn Hamilton
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Mathematics Immersion: An investigation of problem solving perceptions"
RCML - Research Council on Mathematics Learning
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 22-24, 2018.

Keith Kerschen
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Developing Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Effective Mathematical Teaching Practices Using Vignettes"
School Sciences and Mathematics Association (SSMA) Annual Convention
Lexington, Kentucky. November 2-4, 2017.

"Examination of Algebra Teacher Beliefs and Mathematical Teaching Practices"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference
Washington, DC. April 23-25, 2018.

Chris Lemley
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"El Publo Unido: University Faculty and Student Activism in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's Coyuntura Estudiantil"
Guatemala Scholars Network
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala. July 13-14, 2017.

"El Pueblo Unido: University Faculty and Student Activism in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's Coyuntura Estudiantil"
American Educational Research Association
New York, New York. April 12 -17, 2018.

Caroline Pollard
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"If Teaching Is a Moral Act, Where Does Testing Fit In?"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 2017
Denver, Colorado. October 5-7, 2017.

Caroline Pollard
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"Teachers' Preparation for Ethical Challenges in Teaching: A Case Study"
Ethonographic & Qualitative Research Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. February 26-27, 2018.

Kurt Salisbury
Sponsor: Dr. Rachelle Rogers

"Multigenerational Look at a PDS"
NAPDS
Jacksonville, Florida. March 14-17, 2018.

Ryann Shelton
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Developing Preservice Teachers’ Understanding of Effective Mathematical Teaching Practices Using Vignettes"
School Science and Mathematics Association 2017 Convention
Lexington, Kentucky. November 2-4, 2017.

Ryann Shelton
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Engaging Preservice Teachers in Developing an Understanding of Effective Practices through the Examination of Critical Issues in Mathematics Education"
Association of Teacher Educators 2018 Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada on February 16-20, 2018.

Kathy Wigtil
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Identifying and Educating Homeless Students"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 2017
Denver, Colorado. October 5-7, 2017.

Kathy Wigtil
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Unaccompanied Youth and Human Trafficking: How to Recognize the Signs, Incorporate Information into Trainings, and Help Victims"
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Chicago, Illinois. October 28-31, 2017.

Toby Zhu
Sponsor: Dr. Lakia M. Scott

"Connecting Students to the Communities: Short-Term Mission Exposure Program as a Means to Transform K-12 Schooling Experience"
Kuyers Institute 2017 Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 5-7, 2017.

Toby Zhu
Sponsor: Dr. Lakia M. Scott

"Combining the Prophet and Shepherd Teacher Roles to Combat the Rising Problems in China's K-12 Public Schools"
Twelfth International IRTI Conference
Hong Kong, China. June 15-18, 2017.

Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

William Brewer
Sponsor: Dr. Joe C. Yelderman

"Analyzing Dissolved Carbon in Shallow Groundwater"
Geological Society of America
Seattle, Washington on October 22-25, 2017.

Anand Chaudhary
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gutzwiller

"Do Cross-Scale Interactions between Climate and Socioeconomic Factors Affect the Persistence of Avian Species?"
2017 American Orinthology Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada
East Lansing, Michigan. July 31-August 5, 2017.

"Within-scale and cross-scale interactions of temperature and socioeconomic factors affect Neotropical migrant persistence"
American Ornithology Meeting 2018
Tucson, Arizona. April 10-14, 2018.

Chi Yen Tseng
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Transcriptomics, Contaminants, and Other Biomarkers in Tree Swallow (Tachycineta Bicolor) Nestlings on the Great Lakes and Maumee River, OH"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-16, 2017.

Educational Leadership

Cara Allen
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Not Here!’ Student food insecurity at Private and Selective Institutions"
National Association of Student Affairs Professionals
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 3-7, 2018.

"Re-envisioning Collegiality and the Collegium in an Era of Faculty Differentiation"
American Educational Research Association
New York, New York. April 13-17, 2018.

Zach Amundson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The "Super-Team" Phenomenon and Its Effect on NBA Attendance"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 17-18, 2018.

Christopher Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. John E. Wilson

"Vertical Teaming for Student Success"
The Midwest Clinic
Chicago, Illinois. December 20 - 23, 2017.

Christopher Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. John E. Wilson

"Beyond the Walls: Creating a Culture of Community and Success"
Texas Music Educators Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 14 - 17, 2018.

Emma Baumann
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Stadium Size and Student Enrollment Impacts upon Football Success in Texas High School"
Applied Sports Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17 2018.

Stephen Bryant
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Work-Life Balance in US Sport Organizations: Strategies from Europe"
Applied Sports Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17 2018.

Alhajie Dumbuya
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Researching Twins: Assessing Attendance in Shared Professional Venues"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Alec Finch
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Constructing a Moral Architecture: Using Engagement Theory to Improve Ethical Decision-Making in Sport"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Amy Gaston
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Price of Victory: Facility Spending and Winning in Texas High School Football"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Britney Graber
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"Internationalizing Christian Higher Education: Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn"
IAPCHE: International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education 3rd Biennial North American Regional Conference on "Internationalizing Christian Higher Education"
Grand Rapids, Michigan. June 4-6, 2017.

"Amnesty: Title IX Policies and Christian Colleges"
Dalton Institute on Student Values
Tallahassee, Florida. February 1-3, 2018.

Harrison Hanna
Sponsor: Dr. Marhsall Magnusen

"Our Brand is Crisis: An Integration and Simulation-based Approach to Crisis Management Preparation in Sport"
Applied Sport Management Association Conference
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Chia Chun Hsieh
Sponsor: Dr. Marhsall Magnusen

"Keep Calm and Pay Your Dues: An Attributional Justice Approach to Understanding Dues Paying in Sport"
Applied Sport Management Association Conference
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Justin Hoff
Sponsor: Dr. Marhsall Magnusen

"Organizational Politics"
Applied Sport Management Association Conference
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Elijah Jeong
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"The Marginalized vs. The Privileged: How Campus Narratives Can Create Enemies of Neighbors"
Dalton Institute on Student Values
Tallahassee, Florida. February 1-3, 2018.

Dakota Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Influence of Indoor Tennis Facilities on Division I Recruiting"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Miles Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"NCAA Dining Deregulation and the Nutrition Facility Arms Race"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Dakota Jordan
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Impact of Stadium Ownership on Profits in the FBS"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 16-17, 2018.

Madeleine Kaplan
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Go for Chess, not Checkers: A Review of Organizational Politics and Strategies for Sport Management"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Basketball Venue Investment Influence on Team Performance"
College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 11-14, 2018.

Billy Kirkpatrick
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Researching Twins: Assessing Attendance in Shared Professional Venues"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Savannah Landerholm
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Will Women Millennials Become College Presidents?"
ASHE
Houston, Texas. November 9-11, 2017.

Paul Langenfeld
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The "Super-team" Phenomenon and its Effect on NBA Attendance"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Johanna Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Leadership and Psychological Well-being in the Workplace"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 16-17, 2018.

Brock Meckelborg
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Our Brand is Crisis: An Integration and Simulation-based Approach to Crisis Management Preparation in Sport"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Teresa Nicolet
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Stadium Size and School Enrollment Impacts upon Football Success in Texas High Schools "
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Alex Phillips
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Researching Twins: Assessing Attendance in Shared Professional Venues"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Katie Robbins
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Internationalizing on the Homefront: Re-Envisioning Globalization as a Call for Hospitality on Christian Campuses"
IAPCHE: International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
Grand Rapids, Michigan. June 3-6, 2017.

"Globalization's Impact on Post-Soviet Higher Education and National Identity"
National Association of Foreign Student Advisers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 30, 2018.

Kevin Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Effects of FBS Stadium Renovations Investment On Recruiting Quality"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Ashley Veach
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Keep Calm and Pay Your Dues: An Attributional Justice Approach to Understanding Dues Paying in Sport"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

"Basketball Venue Investment Influence on Team Performance"
College Sports Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 11-13, 2018.

Cedric Whitaker
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Effects of FBS Stadium Renovations Investment on Recruiting Quality"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Haley White
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Turf Troubles: An Analysis of Errors on NCAA Artificial Turf Infields"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Kerry Wright
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Leadership & Psychological Well-Being in the Workplace: A Review and Applications for Sport Professionals"
Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Basketball Venue Investment Influence on Team Performance"
College Sport Research Institute Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. April 12-14, 2018.

Educational Psychology

Cara Allen
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"A Private Struggle at a Private Institution: Effects of Student Hunger on Social and Academic Experiences"
Association for the Study of Higher Education
Houston, Texas. November 9-11, 2017.

Suzy Avery
Sponsor: Dr. Stephanie Gerow

"The Use of Demand Assessments in the Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behavior: A Review of the Literature"
TX ABA
Houston, Texas. March 8-11, 2018.

"The Use of Demand Assessments in the Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behavior"
Applied Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 24-28, 2018.

Vida Canestaro
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Evaluation and Treatment of Elopement among Children with Developmental Disabilities"
Applied Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 26-28, 2018.

Brenda Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"What the Research Says About Gifted and Talented English Language Learners"
Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo
Tampa, Florida. February 7-10, 2018.

Providence Gee
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Choice-making Interventions to Reduce Challenging Behavior for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Review of the Literature"
2018 Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. March 8-11, 2018.

"Choice-making Interventions to Reduce Challenging Behavior for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Review of the Literature"
44th Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Convention
San Diego, California. May 24-28, 2018.

Allison Gutierrez
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"Comprehensive First Year Practica: Incorporating School and Clinic Engagement"
Texas Association of School Psychology 25th Annual Fall Professional Development Convention
Dallas, Texas. November 2-4, 2017.

"Engage First-Year Students: Build and Implement a “Level One” Practica"
National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. February 13-16, 2018.

Amy Hase
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"The Role of School Psychologists work in University Disability Centers"
National Association of School Psychology
Chicago, Illinois. February 13-16, 2018.

Abby Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Intensive Training Within the Feeding Disorders Program"
Marcus Autism Center
Atlanta, Georgia. October 23 - November 5, 2017.

"An Initial Evaluation of Trial Based Functional Analysis of Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior"
Applied Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 26-28, 2018.

Olivia Howland
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"How many school psychologists work in university disability centers?"
NASP 2018 Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. February 13-16, 2018.

Corina Kaul
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Using Teacher Beliefs to Identify Professional Development Needs"
National Association for Gifted Children
Charlotte, North Carolina. November 9-12, 2017.

Corina Kaul
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"What the Research Says about Gifted and Talented English Language Learners "
Council for Exceptional Children
Tampa, Florida. February 7-10, 2018.

Marie Kirkpatrick
Sponsor: Dr. Jessica Akers

"Reducing Rapid Eating in a Child with a Developmental Disability Using Video-Enhanced Activity Schedules"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. March 8-11, 2018.

"Reducing Rapid Eating in a Child with a Developmental Disability Using Video-Enhanced Activity Schedules"
Association of Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 26-28, 2018.

Noah Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"1) Investigating Error Distribution from Categorizing Item Response as a Source of Variability in Trait Estimates by Noah Padgett; 2) Frequency of Response Category Endorsement and Resulting Impact on Classification by Noah Padgett & Rebecca Tipton; 3) Multilevel Latent Transition Mixture Modeling for Organizational Models: A Simulation by Grant Morgan, Noah Padgett & Kevin Wells"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 14-16, 2018.

Nicole O'Guinn
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"An evaluation and treatment of elopement among individuals with developmental disabilities"
Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

"Assessment and Treatment of Elopement for Individuals with Disabilities"
Association of Applied Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 25-28, 2018.

Supriya Radhakrishnam
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"An evaluation of the effect of demand fading on the resurgence of challenging behavior."
Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. March 8-11, 2018.

"An evaluation of the effect of demand fading on the resurgence of challenging behavior"
Association of Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 25- 28, 2018.

Rachel Renbarger
Sponsor: Dr. Tracey Sulak

"Cultural Differences: An Investigation on Resilience in Costa Rica"
Pathways to Resilience Conference
Cape Town, South Africa. June 9-18, 2017.

"What Predicts Problem-Solving for Incarcerated Individuals? A PIAAC Regression What Predicts Problem-Solving for Incarcerated Individuals? A PIAAC Regression Examination"
Southwest Educational Research Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 13-16, 2018.

"Mentors, Self-efficacy, or Professional Development: Which Mediate Job Satisfaction for New Teachers? A Regression Examination"
American Educational Research Association
New York, New York. April 12-17, 2018.

Gabriela Rivera
Sponsor: Dr. Stephanie Gerow

"Parent-implemented brief functional analysis in the home"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. March 8-11, 2018.

"Comparing Instructor Feedback and Self-monitoring within a BST Package to Train Preservice Behavior Analysts to Conduct Preference Assessments"
Applied Behavior Analysis International
San Diego, California. May 25 -28, 2018.

Kenny Su
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Preparing Students with Disadvantages to Obtain Postsecondary Education"
National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention 2018
Chicago, Illinois on February 13-16, 2018.

Rebecca Tipton
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Frequency of response category endorsement and resulting impact on classification."
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 13-16, 2018.

Regan Weston
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Evaluating Preference and Performance in Continuous Versus Discontinuous Schedules of Reinforcement"
Association for Behavior Analysis International Ninth International Conference
Paris, France. November 14-15, 2017.

Kristen Williams
Sponsor: Dr. Stephanie Gerow

"An Evaluation of Generalization Strategies Used with Functional Communication Training. A systematic literature review"
Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
Houston, Texas. March 8-11, 2018.

Robin Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"A Framework for Post-Secondary Readiness: More Than Academic Knowledge"
Supervision and Curriculum Development
Houston, Texas. October 28-31, 2017.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jimi Adegbohun
Sponsor: Dr. Kwang Lee

"Real-Time Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of a Grid Connected PV System with Hardware-In-Loop Protection"
49th North American Power Symposium, 2017
Morgantown, West Virginia. September 17-19, 2017.

Drew Bresnahan
Sponsor: Dr. Yang Li

"Classification of Human Head Motion Patterns Using Transmission Coefficient of On-Neck Antennas"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

Ritchie Cai
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Schubert

"Proton Treatment Simulation using Geant4"
Loma Linda Imaging and IMRT/IMPT Algorithm Workshop
Loma Linda, California. August 7-9, 2017.

Daniel Drake
Sponsor: Dr. Scott Koziol

"Bio-Inspired Multi-Agent Search Algorithms for Locating and Sampling Environment Threats"
Computing Conference 2017
London, England. July 19-21, 2017.

Austin Egbert
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Multi-Dimensional Coexistence: Extending the Concept of the SpectralL Mask to Include Transmitter Transmission Pattern for Spectrum Sharing"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

Pedro Rodriguez-Garcia
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Artificial Neural Network Power Amplifier Input Signal Synthesis for Radar Joint Circuit and Waveform Optimization"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

Zachary Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"3D Fast PAE Optimization Using an Evanescent-Mode Cavity Tuner"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

Cody Joy
Sponsor: Dr. Seunghyun Kim

"Refractive Index Measurements Using a Portable Optical Cavity Biosensor System"
Pittcon
Orlando, Florida. February 26- March 1, 2018.

Paniz Karbasi
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Schubert

"Robust Proton Computed Tomography"
Loma Linda Imaging and IMRT/IMPT Algorithm Workshop
Loma Linda, California. August 7-9, 2017.

Paniz Karbasi
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Schubert

"A Highly Accelerated Parallel Multi-GPU based Reconstruction Algorithm for Generating Accurate Relative Stopping Powers"
2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. October 21-28, 2017.

Lucilia Lamers
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Real-Time Transistor Stability Measurements Using the Acceleration of the Gain for the Next Generation Radar"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

Soumyadeep Nag
Sponsor: Dr. Kwang Lee

"Optimal Schedule and Dispatch of Pumped Hydro, Thermal and Wind Systems"
49th North American Power Symposium, 2017
Morgantown, West Virginia. September 17-19, 2017.

Sarvin Rezayat
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Real-Time Multi-Variable Optimization Using a Nonlinear Tunable Matching Network in the Power Smith Tube"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

Donggee Rho
Sponsor: Dr. Seunghyun Kim

"Design and Analysis of an Optical Cavity Based Biosensor Using Distributed Bragg Reflectors"
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2017 Annual Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona. October 11-14, 2017.

"Detection of Biotinylated BSA with an Optical Cavity Biosensor"
Pittcon
Orlando, Florida. February 26-March 1, 2018.

Chengli Wei
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Hu

"Bent Negative Curvature Fibers Using Circular or Elliptical Cladding Tubes"
Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science Conference
Washington D.C. September 17-21, 2017.

Yuan Xing
Sponsor: Dr. Liang Dong

"Dynamic Fountain Codes for Energy Efficient Data Dissemination in Underwater Sensor Networks"
Oceans 17 Conference
Anchorage, Alaska, September 18-21, 2017.

Bin Xu
Sponsor: Dr. Yang Li

"Surface Resistivity Study of Two E-Textiles in Harsh Environments"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 4-7, 2018.

English

James Cochran
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Thomas

"'Sculptures in the Desert out of Trash': Punk Rock and the Transformation of Toxic Space in Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature Dallas, Texas. October 5-7, 2017.

"Cultural Authority and Change: Invented Aphorism in Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad"
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Irving, Texas. October 26-29, 2017.

"They Carried the Land Itself:’ Eco-Being, Eco-Trauma, and Eco-Recovery in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried"
Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. April 19-21, 2018.

Christian Dickinson
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Dickens the Dissenter: Creating Distance Between Anglicans and Evangelicals in Bleak House"
Interdisciplinary Dickens: Dickens Society Symposium
Boston, Massachusetts. July 14-16, 2017.

Perry Harrison
Sponsor: Dr. Jeannette Marsh

"Christophany and Divine Power in the Old English Andreas"
Annual Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Charleston, South Carolina. November 16-18, 2017.

"The Name 'Jesus' in the Old Saxon Heliand"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 10-13, 2018.

Stephanie Hoffman
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"The Women's Code in the Morte Darthur: The Angel in the Holy City of Camelot"
Southeastern Medieval Conference
Charleston, South Carolina. November 16-18, 2017.

Reyna Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Johnston

"Maker Unmade, Byrnand Brighthode, and Mankynd of Moulde: Power and Politics in the York Cycle"
Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference
Charleston, South Carolina. November 16-18, 2017.

Jeremy Land
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"Chairing African American Literature
South Central Modern Language Association
Tulsa, Oklahoma. October 5-7, 2017.

Jeremy Larson
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"John Donne's Anfechtungen and Theology of the Cross"
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 25–29, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Phillip Donnelly

"Wisdom and Refutation in Book 8 of Paradise Lost"
South-Central Renaissance Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. April 12–14, 2018.

Christine Pyle
Sponsor: Dr. Maurice Hunt

"Lament in Philip Sidney’s Psalms and The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia"
South Central Renaissance Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. April 12-14, 2018.

Ben Rawlins
Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daniel

"The Sacredness of Birthplace: William Stafford and Kansas"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Dallas, Texas. October 5-7, 2017.

"The Ecopoetics of Home: William Stafford and Kansas"
American Literature Association Annual Conference
San Francisco, California. May 24-27, 2018.

Amy Schroeder
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Ethics in the Conflicts of Theology: A MacIntyrean Approach to Ecumenical Dialogue"
Society of Christian Philosophers Conference
Dallas, Texas. October 5-7, 2017.

Jordan Sillars
Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daniel

"The Cycle and the Machine: Death and Environmental Sustainability in Wendell Berry's Poetry
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature Dallas, Texas. October 5-7, 2017.

Holly Spofford
Sponsor: Dr. Joshua King

"The Taming of Sylvia: Human/Nonhuman Community in 'A White Heron"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Dallas, Texas. October 5-7, 2017.

"In Pursuit of Wordworth's Paths: Pilgrimages to the Lake Distric"t
NeMLA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 12-15, 2018.

Travis Snyder
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"Towards a Midwestern Gothic"
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Lansing, Michigan. May 17-19, 2018.

Benjamin Thome
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gardner

"The Absent Queen: Mede, Mercy, and Intercession in the First Vision of Piers Plowman"t
at Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference 2017
Charleston, South Carolina. November 16-18, 2017.

Ryan Womack
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Seeing Reality: Conversations in Science, Faith and Philosophy"
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 5-9, 2017.

"Moon, men, coins': Chaos Science, Agency and Catholicism in Cormac McCarthy"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Austin, Texas. September 1-3, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"The Infinitesimal and the Invisible: Nature and Grace in Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See"
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Newburg, Oregon. April 13-15, 2018.

"Message in a Body: Walker Percy, Technology, and the Human Person"
Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
Jackson, Tennessee. April 19-21, 2018.

Environmental Science

Bekah Burket
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Bioaccumulation of Contaminants of Emerging Concern by the Invasive Freshwater Bivalve, Corbicula Fluminea"
American Malacological Society 83rd Annual Meeting
Newark, Delaware. July 16-21, 2017.

"Examining Bioaccumulation of Select Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Clams, Mussels and Oysters"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-16, 2017.

"At the Intersection of Urbanization, Water, and Food Security: Determination of Select Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Mussels and Oysters"
SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting 2018
Madison, Wisconsin. March 25-29, 2018.

Alexis Carey
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Environmental Genomics"
Environmental Genomics
Salisbury Cove, Maine. July 8-14, 2017.

Sarah Guberman
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Assessing the Impact of Atmospheric Chemistry on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Adulticides in an Urban Atmosphere"
AGU Fall Meeting 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 11-15, 2017.

Samuel Haddad
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Developing and Applying a Novel Method for Cyanotoxins in Water, Algal Cells, and Tissue via Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry"
SETAC North America
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 11-17, 2017.

Bridgett Hill
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Comparative Sublehtal Toxicity of the Harmful Haptophyte, Prymnesium Parvum"
SETAC North America
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-17,2017.

Jing Liu
Sponsor: Dr. George Cobb

"Effect of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles and Arsenic on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Rice: Oryza Sativa Japonica"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota.November 12-16, 2017.

"Effects of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles and Arsenic on the Whole-Life Cycle Growth of Rice (Oryza sativa japonica)"
SETAC Young Environmental Scientists Meeting 2018
Madison, Wisconsin. March 25-29, 2018.

Henry Lujan
Sponsor: Dr. Christie Sayes

"Comparing the Baseline Morphology, Gene, and Protein Expression of Two Immortalized and Two Cancer-Derived Lung Cell Lines"
Inhaled Particles 2
Glasgow, Scotland. September 25-27, 2017.

"Cell Cycle Alterations After in vitro Exposure to Pegylated Gold Particles in Cancerous vs. Non-Cancerous Lung Cells"
Society of Toxicology
San Antonio, Texas. March 11-15, 2018.

Farzaneh Mansouri
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Lifetime Stable Isotopes Profiles in Whale Earplug: Assessment of Foraging and Migrations in the Northern Hemisphere"
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 10-15, 2017.

Claire Mofett
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"The Relationship Between Organic Carbon and Methanesulfonic Acid at Two Sites on the North Slope of Alaska over Four Summers"
The American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 10-15, 2017.

Gavin Saari
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Toxicological Effects of Diltiazem in Larval Fathead Minnows (Pimephales Promelas) Across Dissolved Oxygen Gradients"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-16, 2017.

William Casan Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Influence of Salinity and pH on the Bioaccumulation of Pharmaceuticals in the Gulf Killifish"
SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 12-16, 2017.

Subin Yoon
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Radiocarbon Analysis to Calculate New End-Member Values for Biomass Burning Source Samples Specific to Bay Area"
The American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 10-15, 2017.

Geosciences

Owen Craven
Sponsor: Dr. William Hockaday

"Effect of Thermal Maturation on n-alkanes and Kerogen in Preserved Organic Matter: Implications for Paleo-environment Biomarkers"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 11-15, 2017.

Andrew Flynn
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Diverse Early Paleocene Fossil Flora from the San Juan Basin (New Mexico, USA) Documents Rapid Recovery Following the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary"
Climate and Biotic Events of the Paleogene Meeting
Snowbird, Utah. September 3-7, 2017.

Jacob Jarvis
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Assessing Recharge in Alluvial Aquifer Systems: An Innovative Approach"
2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington. October 21-26, 2017.

Jiajun Jiang
Sponsor: Dr. Scott James

"An Integrated Model for EOR using Downhole Steam Generation"
AAPG ACE 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah. May 20 -23, 2018.

Caitlin Leslie
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Revised Age Constraints for Late Cretaceous to Early Paleocene Strata from the Dawson Creek Section, Big Bend National Park, West Texas"
International Symposium on the Cretaceous System
Vienna, Austria. August 20-24, 2017.

Caitlin Leslie
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Terrestrial Evidence for Hyperthermals in the Lower Paleocene Upper Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico"
Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene
Salt Lake City, Utah. September 3-7, 2017.

Yohan Letourmy
Sponsor: Dr. Steven G. Driese

"A Novel Methodology to Examining the Sediment Accumulation History of Terrestrial Basins: Application to the UNESCO World Heritage Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia, Canada"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington. October 22-25, 2017.

Hannah Mejia
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Lithospheric Structure and Tectonic Implications of the Dominican Republic from Local and Teleseismic Tomography"
Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting
Miami, Florida. May 14-19, 2018 .

Joseph Milligan
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Revised Estimates of Atmospheric CO2 Across the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) Boundary"
Climate and Biotic Events of the Paleogene Meeting
Snowbird, Utah. September 3-7, 2017.

Alden Netto
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Delineating the Ocean-Continent Boundary of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Based on Heat Flow Measurements"
2017 GCAGS/GCSSEPM Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas on November 1-3, 2017.

Kennedy Oginga
Sponsor: Dr. Dan Peppe

"Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of the Early Miocene Tinderet Sites in Western Kenya and their Implications for Hominoid Evolution"
Geological Society of America
Seattle, Washington. October 22-25, 2017.

Frank Sepulveda
Sponsor: Dr. Paulette Penney

"A Near Real-Time Seismic Exploration and Monitoring (i.e., Ambient Seismic Noise Interferometry) Solution Based Upon a Novel “At the Edge” Approach that Leverages Commercially Available Digitizers, Embedded Systems, and an Open-Source Big Data Architecture"
AGU Fall Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana on December 11, 2017.

Rebecca Taormina
Sponsor: Dr. Lee Nordt

"Predictive Site Model for Pre-Clovis Buried Material in Central Texas"
Geological Society of America
Seattle, Washington. October 21-25, 2017.

Joseph Thangraj
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Seismic Interferometry of Gulf of Mexico Basin Opening (GUMBO) Data: Extraction of Body and Surface Waves with a Mixed-Mode Array"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 11-15, 2017.

Logan Wiest
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Award Receipent for Outstanding Paper in Palaios"
American Council on Education 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah. May 20-23, 2018 .

Stephanie Wong
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Spatial Variability in Precipitation: Clues to Diffuse Recharge in Shallow Karst Aquifers"
2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington. October 22-25, 2017.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Kristina Amrani
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Gallucci

"Injuries Are Such a Downer: A Review of Depressive Symptoms Among Collegiate and Professional Athletes"
2017 National Athletic Training Association Clinical Symposia & Athletic Training Expo
Houston, Texas. June 26-29, 2017.

"The Relationship between Injury History, Injury Severity, and Depressive Symptoms"
2017 Southwest Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting & Symposium
Houston, Texas. June 19-22, 2017.

Thomas Andre
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Restrictive Breathing Mask Reduces Total Repetitions While Increasing Heart Rate and Session RPE in Resistance-Trained Males"
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Las Vegas, Nevada. July 12-15, 2017.

Ashley Bearden
Sponsor: Dr. Emily R. Smith

"Rural and Urban Differences in Treatment Status Among Children with Surgical Conditions in Uganda"
Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference
New York City, New York.March 16-18, 2018.

Gabriel Benavidez
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd-Meyer

"Let them play: Physical activity of children attending Play Streets in four diverse rural communities"
Active Living Research Conference
Banff, Canada. February 10-15, 2018.

"Do Sit-Stand Workstations Improve Health Markers among Office Employees? A Randomized-Controlled Trial"
American Academy of Health Behavior 18th Annual Scientific Meeting
Portland, Oregon. March 4-7, 2018.

Erin Benton
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Community-Friendly Approaches to Health Promotion in Underserved Communities: Keeping it Simple and Fun"
Texas Society for Public Health Education (TSOPHE)
Waco, Texas. October 5-6, 2017.

Christina Bridges
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd-Meyer

"Systematic review of the impacts of Play Streets on children's physical activity"
Active Living Research (ALR)
Banff, Canada. February 11-14, 2018.

"Implementation of the BearStand Behavioral Intervention: A Process Evaluation"
American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB)
Portland, Oregon. March 4-7, 2018.

Brendan Camp
Sponsor: Dr. Christie Sayes

"Investigating Traffic-Related Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) Exposure on the Basal Gene and Protein Expressions in Normal and Asthma-Derived Epithelial Lung Cells"
Inhaled Particles 21
Glasgow, Scotland. September 25-27, 2017.

Emilie Cunningham
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Promoting Cue-Based Feeding in the Hospital Setting Regardless of Feeding Method"
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine 22nd Annual Intl Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 10-12, 2017.

Melissa Curtis
Sponsor: Dr. Emily R. Smith

"The Critical Importance of Hygiene and Sanitation in Preventing Nosocomial and Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Infection Transmission"
Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference
New York City, New York. March 16-18, 2018.

Christina During
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Ylitalo

"Veggie Van”: Nutrition Self-Efficacy of Mobile Produce Market Users"
American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo
Atlanta, Georgia. November 4-8, 2017.

Haley Engel
Sponsor: Dr. Emily R. Smith

"Travel distance among children receiving surgery in Somaliland"
Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference
New York City, New York. March 16-18, 2018.

Emma Fletcher
Sponsor: Dr. Paul M. Gordon

"The effect of obesity on skeletal muscle macrophage composition and muscle regeneration"
Texas ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Annual Conference
Austin, Texas. March 1 - 2, 2018.

Jeffrey Forsee
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Impact of Acute Dietary Manipulations on Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Estimates of Visceral Adipose Tissue"
American College of Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado. May 30 - June 3, 2017.

Joshua Gann
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Effects of Hypohydration on Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Power in Females"
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Las Vegas, Nevada. July 12-15, 2017.

Leah Gagnon
Sponsor: Dr. Meg Patterson

"An egocentric network analysis assessing group exercise membership and holistic health benefits among a sample of university employees: A pilot study"
2018 American Academy of Health Behavior
Portland, Oregon. March 4-7, 2018.

Paul Hwang
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Effects of 8 Weeks of Resistance Training and L-Citrulline + Glutathione Supplementation on Body Composition, Muscle Mass and Performance, and Blood Clinical Safety Markers in Resistance-Trained Males"
14th Annual International Society of Sport Nutrition Conference
Phoenix, Arizona. June 22-24, 2017.

Yonghyeon Jo
Sponsor: Dr. Yunsuk Koh

"Fish-oil Supplement and Eccentric Exercise on Lipid Profiles during Different Phases of Menstrual Cycle"
64th Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado. May 30 - June 3, 2017.

Tess Kucera
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Community-Friendly Approaches to Health Promotion in Undeserved Communities: Keeping it Simple and Fun"
Texas Society for Public Health Education (TSOPHE)
Waco, Texas. October 5-6, 2017.

Tess Kucera
Sponsor: Dr. Emily R. Smith

"Community Member Involvement in the Education of Underserved Adolescents in Southeast Brazil: A Reproductive Health Education Collaboration"
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
New York City, New York. March 16-18, 2018.

John Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffery Petersen

"Certification and Enrollment Impacts upon High School Strength Facilities"
2017 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. July 12-16, 2017.

Megan McClendon
Sponsor: Dr. Umstattd-Meyer

"Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Child Physical Activity among Mexican-Origin Mothers"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Banff, Canada. February 11-14, 2018.

"Implementation of the Bear Stand Behavioral Intervention: A Process Evaluation"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Portland, Oregon. March 4-7, 2018.

Katelyn Moody
Sponsor: Dr. Emily R. Smith

"Travel distance among children receiving surgery in Somaliland"
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
New York City, New York. March 16-18, 2018.

Elisa Morales
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Gordon

"Bias between DXA and BIA Varies Based on Quantity of Fat Mass and Fat-free Mass"
American College of Sports Nutrition
Denver, Colorado. May 30 - June 3, 2017.

Kelli Niemeier
Sponsor: Dr. Emily R. Smith

"Travel Distance among Children Receiving Surgery in Somaliland"
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
New York City, New York. March 16-18, 2018.

Leslie Oglesby
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Gallucci

"Burnout in Athletic Trainers: A Systematic Review of the Literature"
2017 National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo
Houston, Texas. June 26-29, 2017.

"Faith and Injury History's Relationship with Current Substance Use"
Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association 63rd Annual Meeting
San Marcos, Texas. July 20-22, 2017.

Matthew Peterson
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Influence of Short, Disrupted Sleep and High-Intensity Interval Exercise on Fasting and Postprandial Blood Lipid and Lipid-Related Antioxidant Responses in Healthy Men"
American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 29-June 2, 2018.

Tyler Prochnow
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd-Meyer

"Applying SOPARC to measure physical activity in temporary play spaces: Assessing Play Streets"
Active Living Research Conference 2018
Banff, Alberta, Canada. February 11-14, 2018.

"Come Together, Play, Be Active: Physical Activity Engagement of Children at Play Streets in Four Diverse Rural Communities"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Portland, Oregon. March 4-7, 2018.

Matt Robinson
Sponsor: Dr. Mar Magnusen

"Leadership and Psychological Well-being in Workplace: A Review and Application for Sport Professionals"
Conference of the Applied Sport Management Association
Waco, Texas. February 15-17, 2018.

Jarrett Walbolt
Sponsor: Dr. Yunsuk Koh

"Assessment of Total Plasma Macrontrient Contents by Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy Following High-fat Diet and Exercise"
TACSM Annual Meeting
Austin, Texas. March 1-2, 2018.

History

Ryan Butler
Sponsor: Dr. Philip Jenkins

"Reformation’s Fruit: Empire and Protestantism in New Zealand and West Africa, 1814-1890"
North American Conference on British Studies
Denver, Colorado. November 2-5, 2017.

"‘Bringing into the Market the Lord of the Earth’: Theological Creativity in 19th-Century Antislavery Sermons'"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

"Trafficking in Personal Experiences and Quaker Thought: Clapham’s West Atlantic Roots, 1750s-1780s"
Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas. November 10-12, 2017.

Paul Gutacker
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Remembering the Old Faith in the New Nation: American Protestants, Religious Identity, and the Christian Past, 1783-1860"
Presbyterian Historical Society, Princeton Theological Seminary, New York Historical Society, Butler Library at Columbia University, and the Union Theological Seminary
Princeton and New York City. July 16-29, 2017.

"Church Fathers and 'Nursing Mothers': Adaptations of Religious Historiography by Antebellum Women Historians"
2017 Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference
Dallas, Texas. October 26-29, 2017.

"'Pious Mothers of the Early Church': Antebellum Women Historians and the Christian Past"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

Jacob Hiserman
Sponsor: Dr. Andrea Turpin

"Internal Benevolence and Recent American Intellectual History"
2017 Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference
Plano, Texas. October 26-29, 2017.

Joel Iliff
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Parrish

"Our European Home: The Transatlantic Career of Robert W. Barnwell Jr."
Southern Historical Association
Dallas, Texas. November 9-12, 2017.

"Southern Belle, Southern Metaphysician: German Thought and Augusta Jane Evans’s Gendered Apologetics"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

Adina Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Most Outstanding Pastor's Wife: Competition, Southern Baptists, and Ideals of Femininity in the 1950s"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

Samuel Kelley
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"American Evangelicals, the Space Race, and the Cold War, 1958-1969"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

Elise Leal
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"My Children, Make Your Savior Your Friend: Children's Spiritual Identities in American Sunday School Union Publications, 1827-1850"
Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference
Camden, New Jersey. June 21-23, 2017.

"Dictators of the Consciences of Thousands of Immortal Beings’: Sunday Schools, Parental Pastoral Authority, and the Creation of Youth Religious Networks in the Early Republic"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Paul Gordon, Dr. Laine Scales

"Paying it Forward: Preparing Graduate Student Women for Leadership in the Academy"
Texas Women in Higher Education Conference
Dallas, TX. April 15-17, 2018.

Benjamin Leavitt
Sponsor: Dr. Andrea Turpin

"Experiments in Education: Robert Lincoln Kelly, the Council of Church"
2017 Society for U.S. Intellectual History
Plano, Texas. October 26-29, 2017.

"Sacred and Secular: Baylor University and the Texas Council of Church-Related Colleges"
2018 Central Texas Historical Association (CTHA) Annual Conference
Round Rock, Texas. April 27-28, 2018.

Lynneth Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"Dance, Sacrilege, and Gender in England, 1280-1640"
The Bodleian and the British Library
Oxford, United Kingdom and London, England. June 19 - August 2, 2017.

Lynneth Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"Leaping to Heaven or Dancing to Hell: Dance and Gendered Worship in Early Modern English Sermons"
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 26-19, 2017.

Lynneth Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"Dance Not Like Herodias, but as David Did: Dance and Gendered Transgression in 16th and 17th Century English Sermons"
American Historical Association
Washington, D.C. January 3-7, 2018.

Paul Putz
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"'There is talk of Black Power…it is Time Somebody Talked about God Power': Evangelical Sports Ministries and the Black Athlete in the Long 1960s"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

Information Systems

Wallace Chipidza
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"ICT4D Research: Literature Review and Conflict Perspective"
Americas Conference on Information Systems
Boston, Massachusetts. August 10 - 12, 2017.

Wallace Chipidza
Sponsor: Dr. John Tripp

"The Network as Dependent Variable: Antecedents of Online Network Formation and Evolution"
International Conference on Information Systems
Seoul, South Korea. December 6-13, 2017.

Jordana George
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"When the Door Shuts: Loss of Open Data"
Americas Conference on Information Systems
Boston, Massachusetts. August 10 - 13, 2017.

Jordana George
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"Digital Activism: A Hierarchy of Political Commitment"
51ST Hawaii International Conference for Systems Science
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii. January 3-6, 2018.

Uchenna Peters
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Koch

"Shadow Analytics"
Americas Conference on Information Systems
Boston, Massachusetts. August 10 - 12, 2017.

"Big Data, Analytics and the Transformation of Vendor-Client Sales Cycles"
AOM Specialized Conference: Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. April 18 - 20, 2018.

Eric Villafranca
Sponsor: Dr. Stacie Petter

"The Problems with Sharing: A Research Agenda for the Access Economy"
Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium
Stillwater, Oklahoma. April 6-8, 2018.

Journalism

Andrew Church
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Uniformed Diversity: Analysis of Twitter Response to Trump's Ban on Transgender in Military Service"
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Norman, Oklahoma. March 2-3, 2018.

Amber George
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Moms on Television"
Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication
Phoenix, Arizona. October 6-7, 2017.

Abbey Little
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Framing ISIS: A Comparative Analysis of TIME and Newsweek Magazines' Coverae of a Global Threat"
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Norman, Oklahoma. March 2-3, 2018.

Mayra Monroy
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Fighting the Wall of Misrepresentation: A Twitter Analysis of Representation of Latinos in Popular Media"
AEJMC Midwinter 2018
Norman, Oklahoma. March 2-3, 2018.

Robert Rogers
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Activist Knitting: How Stitching Together so Simply Has Created a Movement"
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Chicago, Illinois. August 9-11, 2017.

Carlyn Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Girls Just Wanna Work: A content analysis regarding the occupational development of females on modern-day television shows"
AEJMC Midwinter 2018
Norman, Oklahoma. March 2-3, 2018.

Ashley Yeaman
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"A Framing Analysis of U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Syrian Refugees"
Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication
Phoenix, Arizona. October 6-7, 2017.

Math

Peter Coogan
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Kirby

"Optimal-order Preconditioners for the Reformulated Morse-Ingard Equations"
Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
Copper Mountain, Colorado. March 25-30, 2018.

Dale Frymark s
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Boundary Conditions Association with the Left-Definite Theory for Differential Operators"
International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications 2017
Chemnitz, Germany. August 14-18, 2017.

Dale Frymark s
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Spectral Properties of Sturm-Liouville Operators via Perturbation Theory"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, California. January 10-13, 2018.

Victoria Hudgins
Sponsor: Dr. Jon Harrison

"Beyond the Diagonal Approximation: Spectral Statistics for Binary Graphs"
Cardiff Analysis Seminar
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. June 12-17, 2017.

Victoria Hudgins
Sponsor: Dr. Jon Harrison

"An Introduction to Quantum Networks"
Speaking Engagement at Union College
Lincoln, Nebraska on November 2-3, 2017.

Tiffany Jones
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"On Stabilities of a Decomposed Compact Method for Solving Highly Oscillatory Wave Equations"
the JMM 2018 (Joint Mathematics Meetings)
San Diego, California. January 10-13, 2018.

Jennifer Loe
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Morgan

"Polynomial Preconditioned Arnoldi for Eigenvalues"
SIAM Annual Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. July 10-14, 2017.

"Polynomial Preconditioned GMRES for Communication Reduction"
Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods
Copper Mountain, Colorado. March 25-30, 2018.

"Doctoral Research in order to study Krylov Methods Applied to Singular Matrices"
Computational Methods for Inverse Problems in Imaging (CMIP)
Como, Italy. May 21-25, 2018.

Isaac Michael
Sponsor: Dr. Fritz Gesztesy

"On Birman's Sequence of Hardy-Rellich-Type Inequalities"
International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications
Chemnitz, Germany. August 14-18, 2017.

"Birman-Hardy-Rellich-type Inequalities and Refinements"
Ohio River Analysis Meeting 2018
Lexington, Kentucky. March 24-25, 2018.

John Osborn
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Moment Representations of Type I X_2 Exceptional Laguerre Polynomials"
14th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications
Canterbury, Kent. July 3-7, 2017.

John Osborn
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Moment Representations of Type I X_2 Exceptional Laguerre Polynomials"
JMM 2018 (Joint Mathematics Meetings)
San Diego, California. January 10-13, 2018.

Joshua Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"An Exploration of Quenching-Combustion via Globalized Fractional Models"
An Exploration of Quenching-Combustion via Globalized Fractional Models
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. July 10-14, 2017

Brian Pennington
Sponsor: Dr. Johhny Henderson

"Boundary data smoothness for solutions of nonlocal boundary value problems for nth order differential equations"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Diego, California. January 10-13, 2018.

Chong Sun
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"Linearly Splitting Methods for a Heston Stochastic Volatility Model"
JMM 2018 (Joint Mathematics Meetings)
San Diego, California. January 10-13, 2018.

Erica Swindle
Sponsor: Dr. Jon Harrison

"Spectral Statistics on Quantum Circulant Graphs"
Pure Mathematics Postgraduate Seminar
Bristol, England, United Kingdom. June 16, 2017.

Mechanical Engineering

Armani Batista
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Kuehl

"A Mechanism for Spectral Broadening and Implications for Saturation Amplitude Estimates"
AIAA Aviation Forum 2017
Denver, Colorado. June 5-9, 2017.

Nathaniel Blackman
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Implementation of LVDT to Decrease Time Associated with Ultrasonic Scans of Carbon Fiber Composites"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
Detroit, Michigan. September 5-8, 2017.

Benjamin Blandford
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Determining Ply Orientation for Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Laminated Composites Utilizing an Ultrasonic Technique"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
Novi, Michigan. September 5-8, 2017.

"A Nondestructive Testing Technique to Inspect Internal Delamination of Carbon Fiber Polymer Matrix Laminates"
ANTEC/NPE 2018
Orlando, Florida. May 7-10, 2018.

Jingdong Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Evaluating Polymer and Polymer Composite Rheology Directly From Filaments used in Fused Filament Fabrication Additive Manufacturing"
SPE ANTEC 2018
Orlando, Florida. May 7-10, 2018.

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Simulation of Planar Deposition Polymer Melt Flow and Fiber Orientation in Fused Filament Fabrication"
Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 7-9, 2017.

"3D Printing Innovations"
TechConnect World 2018
Anaheim, California. May 13-16, 2018.

John Moreton
Sponsor: Dr. David A. Jack

"Non-Destructive Inclusion Detection and Quantification for Carbon Fiber Laminated Composites with Pulse-Echo Ultrasonics"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
Detroit, Michigan. September 6-8, 2017.

Daniel Pulipati
Sponsor: Dr. David A. Jack

"Finite Element Analysis and Material Characterization of Structural Railroad Ties made with Recycled Composite"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
Detroit, Michigan. September 6-8, 2017.

"The Impact from Variations of Recycled Polymer and Fiber Properties on Composite Railroad Tie Performance Using Constitutive Modeling within Finite Elements"
2018 International Crosstie and Fasterning System Symposium
Urbana, Illinois. May 14-17,2018.

Austin Reed
Sponsor: Dr. Sunghwan Lee

"Effect of Aluminum-doping via Co-Sputter Deposition on the Electrical, Structural, and Optical Properties of Amorphous In-Zn-O"
International Conference on Energy and Materials Research
Dallas, Texas. December 6-7, 2017.

Timothy Russell
Sponsor: Dr. David A. Jack

"Calculation of the Effective Stiffness and Thermal Expansion Tensors from the Orientation State of Anisotropic, Short-Fiber, Composites Printed with the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Process"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
Detroit, Michigan. September 6-8, 2017.

Timothy Shannon
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen McClain

"Flow Visualization and Skin Friction Variations along Surfaces with Real and Model Ice Roughness"
9th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference
Denver, Colorado. June 5-9, 2017.

Zhaogui Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"The Effect of Polymer Melt Rheology on Predicted Die Swell and Fiber Orientation in Fused Filament Fabrication Nozzle Flow"
Small Form Factor (SFF) Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 7-9, 2017.

Zhaogui Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"The Applicability of Simplified Viscoelastic Fluid Model to Predict Extrudate Swell and Fiber Orientation in Fused Filament Fabrication Nozzle Flow"
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
Detroit, Michigan. September 6-8, 2017.

Modern Languages and Cultures (Spanish)

Kahryn Odom
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Evans

"Scaffolding in the Second Language Classroom: Theory, Pedagogy & Techniques"
South West Conference on Language Teaching
Santa Fe, New Mexico. February 22-24, 2018.

Ginger Rodriquez
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Evans

"Channeling the 5Cs and Modes through Music and Video"
The 99th American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference: Creating a Pipeline from Classroom to Career
Chicago, Illinois. July 6-9, 2017.

Music

Benjamin Alaniz
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Wilson

"Michigan State University Conducting Symposium"
Michigan State University Conducting Symposium
East Lansing, Michigan. June 11-16, 2017.

Briana Compton
Sponsor: Dr. Kent Eshelman

"Tuba Artist Semi-Finalist"
Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival
Twin Lake, Minnesota. August 11-14, 2017.

Briana Compton
Sponsor: Dr. Kent Eshelman

"United States Air Force Premier Band Audition, Semi-finalist"
Ceremonial Brass Tuba Audition
Washington D.C. January 8-9, 2018.

Samuel Eatherton
Sponsor: Dr. David Music

"Church Music for Children: Embodied, Formative, Crossgenerational"
Lutheran Music Culture Conference
Uppsala, Sweden. September 14-16, 2017.

Scott Andrew Eaton
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Best

"Young Artist National Competition Finalist"
MTNA National Convention
Orlando, Florida. March 18-20, 2018.

Serenity Fung
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Plays Well with Others: Collaborative Piano for the Intermediate Student"
National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy 2017
Lombard, Illinois. July 26-29, 2017.

Claire Hogan
Sponsor: Dr. Wiff Rudd

"Trumpet Recital Presentation"
Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition
Boca Raton, Florida. January 12-14, 2018.

Whitney Mayo
Sponsor: Dr. Jaclyn Paul

"The Effect of Parameters on Composition Anxiety - Poster Session"
Texas Music Educators Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 14-17, 2018.

Nathan Myrick
Sponsor: Dr. Monique Ingalls

"The Music of Repair: Care Ethics in Congregational Song"
Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. October 26-29, 2017.

Kristen Neel
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Taubman & Alexander Approaches: Overviews and Pedagogical Applications"
National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
Lombard, Illinois on July 26-29, 2017.

"Taubman & Alexander Approaches: Overviews and Pedagogical Applications"
Music Teachers National Conference (MTNA)
Orlando, Florida. March 16-20, 2018.

Marcell Steuernagel
Sponsor: Dr. Monique Ingalls

"From Australia to Brazil: Tracing the Transnational Connections of Christian Worship Music"
Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives
Cuddesdon, Oxford, United Kingdom. July 18-21, 2017.

Marcell Steuernagel
Sponsor: Dr. Monique Ingalls

"Luther's Musical Thought Through Time and Space: Performative Negotiations of the Lutheran Tradition of Congregational Music in the Twenty-first Century"
Lutheran Music Culture
Uppsala, Sweden. September 14-16, 2017.

Marcell Steuernagel
Sponsor: Dr. Monique Ingalls

"Ethnographical Research"
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazi. October 18-28, 2017.

Nursing

Philosophy

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Why We Need Moral Virtues: A Thomistic Solution to an Aristotelian Puzzle"
2017 Eastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
Wilmore, Kentucky. September 28-30, 2017.

"Why We Need Moral Virtues: A Thomistic Solution to an Aristotelian Puzzle"
2017 Annual ACPA Meeting
Dallas, Texas. November 16-19, 2017.

Nikolaus Breiner
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Brief Presentation on Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue"
Genealogies of Modernity, by The Collegium Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 2 -7, 2017.

Nikolaus Breiner
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Penal Substitution But not Substitutionary Punishment: Aquinas on the Atonement"
2017 Eastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
Wilmore, Kentucky. September 28-30, 2017.

Nathan Cartagena
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"What is the Just War Tradition and Why Does it Matter"
Invited Presentation for an Interdisciplinary Event at Eastern Nazarene College
Quincy, Massachusetts. December 1-5, 2017.

Lindsay Cleveland
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Property Characterization and The Status of Accidental Unities in Aquinas: A Response to Brower"
American Catholic Philosophical Society Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas. November 16-19, 2017.

Sarah Gutierrez
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Aquinas and Intellectual Autonomy"
2017 Annual American Catholic Philosophical Society Annual Meeting: Philosophy, Faith, and Modernity
Dallas, Texas. November 16-19, 2017.

Sabrina Little
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Moral Emotions in Aristotle's Ethics"
Northern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 8-11, 2017.

Sabrina Little
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Aristotle's Ought: A Response to Anscombe"
"God, Virtue, and Moral Absolutes: Anscombe's 'Modern Moral Philosophy' at 60" conference
South Bend, Indiana. January 20-23, 2018.

Derek McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Absent Fathers: The Epistemically Irrelevant Factor No One's Talking About"
EPS / ETS National Conference
Providence, Rhode Island. November 14-18, 2017.

"Ancestors of Contemporary Mental Disorders in Aquinas: Can Thomas Help Explain the High Comorbidity between Anxiety and Depression?"
The Anxiety Order
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. February 24, 2018.

"Ancestors of Contemporary Mental Disorders in Aquinas: Can Thomas Help Explain the High Comorbidity between Anxiety and Depression?"
Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) - Midwest Conference
Wyoming, Michigan. March 22-24, 2018.

"Reclaiming Telos in Mental Health"
BAPT 2018 Summer Seminar
Notre Dame, Indiana. May 21-25, 2018.

Nathan Mueller
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Seminar Participant"
2017 Lumen Christi Institute Summer Seminar on the Thought of John Henry Newman
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. July 9-15th, 2017.

"Experience, Expression, and Recognition: Reflections on the Arts and Emotional Intelligence"
Experiencing Life with God
Santa Barbara, California. May 15-18, 2018.

Adam Myers
Sponsor: Dr. Francis Beckwith

"On Quadragesimo Anno"
Lumen Christi Seminar on Catholic Social Teaching
Santa Barbara, California. July 29 - August 5, 2017.

Caroline Paddock
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"The Mystical Body and the Atonement"
2017 Dominican Colloquium
Oakland, California. July 12-15, 2017.

"The Mystical Body and the Atonement"
ACPA 2017 Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas. November 16-19, 2017.

Yunus Prasetya
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Scientific Representation and Metrology: Why Scheele Failed to Refute the Explanatory Gap Argument"
2018 Wisconsin Philosophical Association Annual Meeting
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. April 28-29, 2018.

"Donald Trump, Global Warming, and Public Philosophy of Science"
Public Philosophy Journal 2018 Collaborative Writing Workshop
Hickory Corners, Michigan. May 16-19, 2018.

Burke Rea
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Ethics in the Conflicts of Theology"
Society of Christian Philosophers Conference
Houston, Texas. October 13-14, 2017.

"Higher Ground: The Metaphysics of Grace in Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Dallas, Texas. November 16-19, 2017.

"Higher Ground: The Metaphysics of Grace in Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue"
Baylor IFL: Bible and Reformation Conference
Waco, Texas. October 25-27, 2017.

"Faith as Moral Sense: Newman on Knowing the True by Way of the Good"
Boston College Graduate Student Conference: Perspectives on Faith
Boston, Massachusetts. March 16-17, 2018.

Brandon Rickabaugh
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Emergence Cannot Save the Soul, but Neo-Asistotelianism Can"
Dominican Colloquium, Person, Soul, and Consciousness
Oakland, California. July 12-15, 2017.

"Dallas Willard's Prophetic Metaphysics of the Soul"
Experiencing Life with God Conference
Santa Barbara, California. May 15-18, 2018.

Benjamin Rusch
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Does Morality Commit us to Faith and Hope?"
Perspectives on Faith
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. March 16-17, 2018.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Five Ways Animalists Would Change Their View If They Listened to Biologists"
American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting (ACPA)
Dallas, Texas. November 16-19, 2017.

"On ‘Complex Survivalism"
American Philosophical Association Meeting - Eastern Division
Savannah, Georgia. January 3-6, 2018.

Christopher Tomaszewski
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"The Supplemented Soul: Thomistic Corruptionism and Mereology"
7th Annual Thomistic Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Metaphysics
Newburgh, New York. June 29 - July 2, 2017.

"The Supplemented Soul: Thomistic Corruptionism and Mereology"
2017 Dominican Colloquium: Person, Soul and Consciousness
Oakland, California. July 12-16, 2017.

Robert Verrill
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"The Personhood of Human Embryos"
Dominican Colloquium: Person, Soul and Consciousness
Berkeley, California. July 12-15, 2017.

"Humanae Vitae: A Sacramental Defense"
Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization
Atchison, Kansas. March 23-25, 2018.

Matthew Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Evans

"Taking Ownership as a Political Virtue in Aid of Responsibility"
Jubilee Centre's Virtue's in the Public Sphere
Oxford, England. January 4-6, 2018.

Mengyao Yan
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Personhood and Roles"
The Self: The John Hopkins University Philosophy Graduate Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. October 13-14, 2017.

Mengyao Yan
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Why Is a Person Irreplaceable?"
2018 APA Central Division Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. February 21-24, 2018.

Physics

Khandaker Sharmin Ashrafi
Sponsor: Dr. Lori S. Matthews

"Stochastic Charging of Dust Grains in Protoplanetary Disks"
American Astronomical Society
Austin, Texas. June 4-8. 2017.

Khandaker Sharmin Ashrafi
Sponsor: Dr. Lori S. Matthews

"Effects of Discrete Stochastic Charging of Dust Grains in Protoplanetary Disks"
Effects of Discrete Stochastic Charging of Dust Grains in Protoplanetary Disks
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 23-27, 2017.

Suman Baral
Sponsor: Dr. Walter Wilcox

"Thomas Fermi Model for Mesons"
DPF 2017
Batavia, Illinois. July 31 - August 4, 2017.

Mudi Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"The Relationship between Dust Particle Structure and Confinement"
59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 23-27, 2017.

Stephen Cook
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan S. King

"Stream Productivity Drives Sharp Reductions in Temporal Beta Diversity of Macroinvertebrate Assemblages"
Society of Freshwater Science
Raleigh, North Carolina. June 4-8, 2017.

Zhiyue Ding
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"Nonlinear Driving Response of Vertical Paired Particle in Complex Plasma"
APS DDP
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 23-27, 2017.

Eva Kostadinova
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"Transport Properties of Disordered 2D Complex Plasma Crystal"
Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems
Kiel, Germany. July 30-August 4, 2017.

Eva Kostadinova
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"Lattice Wave Transport in a 2D Complex Plasma Graphene Analogue"
59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 23-27, 2017.

Chuchu Xiang
Sponsor: Dr. Lorin Matthews

"Modeling the Growth of Chondrule Rims with Molecular Dynamics"
230th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Austin, Texas. June 5-8, 2017.

"Dust Growth Under Different Plasma Conditions in Protoplanetary Disks"
59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 23-27, 2017.

Political Science

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. David K. Nichols

"The Problem of Beginning in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics"
Southern Political Science Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-6, 2018.

Joshua Boucher
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Morality in the Foreign Policy of Alexander Hamilton"
American Political Science Association
San Francisco, California. August 31-September 3, 2017.

Jordan Cash
Sponsor: Dr. David K. Nichols

"Constitutionalizing Prerogative: Justice George Sutherland's Understanding of Executive Power"
Southern Political Science Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-6, 2018.

"Lonely at the Top: Andrew Johnson's Isolated Use of Constitutional Presidential Power"
Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. April 5-8, 2018.

Clint Condra
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Salisbury's Anti-Wilsonianism"
School of Advanced Study Annual Conference
London, United Kingdom. July, 7 2017.

"Jonathan Swift's Political Principles"
Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Meeting
Cork, Ireland. July 10-12, 2017.

"Jonathan Swift"
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin, Ireland. July 10-12, 2017.

Catherine Craig
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Looking into the Athenian Eye: On Empire and Citizenship in Plato's Alcibiades I"
Southern Political Science Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-6, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Ann Ward

"Poetic Justice: Understanding the City through the Phaedo's Myth of the True Earth"
Association of Core Texts and Courses
Farmingham, Massachusetts. April 17-21, 2018.

Elizabeth Goyette
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"Achilles' Rage Against Death and Time in Homer's Iliad"
Association for Core Texts and Courses 24th Annual Conference
Framingham, Massachusetts. April 19-22, 2018.

Marjorie Jeffrey
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Winston Churchill's Historical Philosophy"
American Political Science Association
San Francisco, California. August 31-September 3, 2017.

Spencer Krauss
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"On Vanity and Devotional Love in Guy de Maupassant's "Our Heart"
Association of Core Texts Conference
Framingham, Massachusetts. April 19-23, 2018.

Elizabeth Lund
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"On Nietzsche's Understanding of Women"
Association of Core Texts Conference
Framingham, Massachusetts. April 19-22, 2018.

Jason Lund
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"Political Philosophy and the Socratic Turn: On Plato's Lovers"
Association of Core Texts Conference
Framingham, Massachusetts. April 19-22, 2018.

Nathan Orlando
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Prudence and the Absurd in the Last Days of Empire: Aron and Camus on the Algerian Question"
American Political Science Association
San Francisco, California. August 31-September 3, 2017.

"Raymond Aron, Jean-Paul Sartre, and the Rise of Ideology"
Northeastern Political Science Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9-11, 2017.

Miriel Reneau
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Justice Alito's Statutory Interpretation"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 9-11, 2017.

Miriel Reneau
Sponsor: Dr. David K. Nichols

"Outcome Driven Analysis in Glossip v. Gross: An Eighth Amendment Error"
Southern Political Science Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-6, 2018.

Jeremy Schmuck
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Letting Your Partner Lead: Examining American Steps in the Philippine Huk Counterinsurgency"
Southern Political Science Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-6, 2018.

"On the Horns of a Dilemma: Understanding China's Unique Challenge to American Regional Order in East Asia"
2018 International Studies Association Annual National Conference
San Francisco, California. April 4-7, 2018.

Ben Slomski
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Judicial Humility and the Jurisprudence of Chief Justice Roberts "
Southern Political Science Association Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. January 4-6, 2018.

"Is Lincolnian Natural Right the Same as Rawlsian Public Reason?: An Analysis of Rawl's use of Lincoln in Political Liberalism"
Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois. April 5-8, 2018.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Matthew Binder
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Characterizing ultrasonic vocalizations in NS-Pten Knockout Pups: Implications for Autism"
Society for Neuroscience
Washington, DC. November 11-15, 2017.

Kelsi Clayson
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Executive Attention Buffers the Effect of Trait Anxiety and Disgust Proneness on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

Adelyn Cohen
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Differences in Self-Reported Emotional and Physical Health Status Between Parents of Children with and without Medical Home Health Care Delivery"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

"Medical Home Access for Children with Chronic Health Conditions: Parenting Stress and Mental and Physical Health Outcomes"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 5-8, 2018.

Chenlu Gao
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Scullin

"Actigraphy-defined Sleep in Relation to Laboratory Measures of Creativity and Educational Learning"
31st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies
Boston, Massachusetts. June 4-7, 2017.

"A Meta-Analysis of Cognition and Sleep in Caregivers of Dementia Patients"
"Armadillo" Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Southwest Regional Conference
College Station, Texas. October 13-14, 2017.

Kiley Hiett
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"A Unique Technique in Assessing Couples' Relationships: Respondents Code"
51st ABCT Annual Convention
San Diego, California. November 16 - 19.

Andrew Holley
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"An Acute Seizure Selectively Impairs the Long-Term Retention of Hippocampal-Dependent Trace Fear Memory, While Sparing Recognition Memory"
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C. December 1-5, 2017.

Meredith Hoyland
Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Latendresse

"Do Stressful Life Events Influence Alcohol use Patterns Across the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood? A Latent Transition Analysis"
40th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting
Denver, Colorado. June 24-28, 2017.

"Using Person-Centered Approaches to Identify Patterns of Religiosity and Self-Control Among Adolescent Girls"
Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 12-14, 2018.

Alexis Humenik
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"DWI Drug Court Effectiveness for Improving Mental Health"
Research Society for Alcoholism
Denver, Colorado. June 24-28, 2017.

"Investigating Mental Health Implications for Drug Court Participants"
Association for Contextual and Behavioral Therapies Annual Convention
San Diego, California. November 16-18, 2017.

Alisa Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Hypnosis for Pain Management: Feasibility of Music as a Hypnotic Induction"
125th Annual American Psychological Association's 125th Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. August 3-6, 2017.

Anne Kleinsasser
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Examining Negative Religious Coping as a Moderator Between Religiosity and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Severity"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

Courtney Kurinec
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Dialect Influences Juror Perceptions of Witness, but not Decision Making"
Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
Vancouver, British Columbia. November 9-12, 2017.

"Dialect on trial: Bias against AAVE influences juror appraisals and potentially decision making"
American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference
Memphis, Tennessee. March 8-10, 2018.

Priscilla Layman
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Couple Resilience in Parents of Children with Medical Conditions: A Predictor of Child Behavioral Outcomes"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 17-19, 2017.

Joseph Leman
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"A Latent Profile Analysis of God Image in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adults"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia. March 1-3, 2018.

Rosemond Lorona
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Self-Stigma and Etiological Beliefs about Symptoms among Individuals Diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder: Relations with Symptom Severity and Symptom Improvement following CBT"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia. February 28- March 4, 2018.

Stephen Martin
Sponsor: Dr. Joann Tsang

"Unpleasantness" of Arabic Symbols: Implicit Anti-Arab Prejudice is Detectable in Ratings of Randomly Generated Arabic Script"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention 2018
Atlanta, Georgia. March 1-3, 2018.

Jules Martowski
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Correlates of Psychological Inflexibility and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Consequences in Juvenile Offenders"
Research Society for Alcoholism
Denver, Colorado. June 24-28, 2017.

Morgan McReynolds
Sponsor: Dr. Brad Keele

"Ethanol Increases Action Potential Accommodation And Inhibits Hyperpolarization-Activated Current in BLA Neurons from Both Male and Female Rats"
Research Society for Alcoholism
Denver, Colorado. June 24-28, 2017.

Brittany Nesbitt
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Race of Defendant and Eyewitness Bias Mock Juror Evaluations of Eyewitness Testimony"
"Armadillo" Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Southwest Regional Conference
College Station, Texas. October 13-14, 2017.

"Eyewitness memory and experiential learning in jurors"
American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting
Memphis, Tennessee. March 7-11, 2018.

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"
PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society Annual Meeting
Galveston, Texas. June 8-11, 2017.

"The Impact of Early-Life Seizures on Ultrasonic Vocalization Behavior in 129 SvEvTac Mice: A Seizure Model Comparison"
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Washington DC. November 11 - 15, 2017.

Laura Ornelas
Sponsor: Dr. Brad Keele

"Ethanol Increases Action Potential Accommodation and Inhibits Hyperpolarization-Activated Current in BLA Neurons from Both Male and Female Rats"
Research Society on Alcoholism
Denver, Colorado. June 24-28, 2017.

"Single Prolonged Stress and Ethanol Contribute to Basolateral Amygdala Excitability Differently in Males and Females"
Society for Neuroscience
Washington DC. November 11 - 15, 2017.

Amanda Proctor
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"1. Observed Parent-Child Communication Behavior is Distinct from Perceptions of Conflict in Predicting Children's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity 2. The Relation between Interpersonal Trauma and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder: Mediating Role of Perceived Parental Rejection"
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 33rd Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. November 9-11, 2017.

"A Relationship Questionnaire with Memory Prompts: Reducing Ceiling Effects and Increasing Scale Distinctiveness"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

Meilin Jia-Richards
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Perception of executive functioning mediated by impulsivity predicts heavy alcohol use"
American Society of Addiction Medicine 49th Annual Conference
San Diego, California. April 12-15, 2018.

Shelby Alannah Rivers
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Perceptions of Intimate Partner Support Best Conceptualized as Two Dimensions"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia. March 1-3, 2018.

Lynae Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Hypnotic Induction for Hot Flashes: Examination of Relaxation and Anxiety Reduction Effects"
American Psychological Association 125th Annual Convention
Washington, D.C. August 3-6, 2017.

Lynae Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Patient Interest in Hypnosis for the Relief of Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Chicago, Illinois. October 25-29, 2017.

Halle Ross
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Intellectual Humility and Self-Forgiveness: Clinical Perspectives of the Relationship Between the Two"
Association for Psychological Sciences Annual Convention
San Francisco, California. May 24-27, 2018.

Laurie Russell
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Examining the Interaction Between Experiential Avoidance and Cognitive Fusion Among Women with Sexual Trauma Exposure"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

Brittany Sherrill
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"A Unique Technique in Assessing Couple's Relationships: Respondents Code Their Own Written Responses AND A Relationship Questionnaire with Memory Prompts: Reducing Ceiing Effects and Increasing Scale Distinctiveness"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

"Medical Home Access for Children with Chronic Health Conditions: Parenting Stress and Mental and Physical Health Outcomes"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 5-8, 2018.

Sindhuja Shivaji
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Associations between Contingencies of Self-Worth and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms"
Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference
Washington, D.C. April 5-8, 2018.

Laura Simicich
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Effect of Hypnotic Relaxation Induction on Perceived Anxiety in Post-Menopausal Women"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 68th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program
Chicago, Illinois. October 25-29, 2017.

Elizabeth Slonena
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Revised Factor Structure of the Dissociative Ability Scale: A Measure of Nonpathological Dissociation"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Scientific Program
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

Katherine Stratton
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Attachment to God Is Associated With Increased Anxiety Following an In Vivo Thought Induction Task"
51st ABCT Annual Convention
San Diego, California. November 16-19, 2017.

Ashley Teasdale
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Weight Status, Medication Usage, and the Medical Home in Youth with ADHD"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 5-7, 2018.

Hillary Warrington
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Impulsivity as a Mediator between Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Substance Abuse"
National Sexual Health Conference
Denver, Colorado. July 6-8, 2017.

Daniel Yi
Sponsor: Dr. Joann Tsang

"Anger, Not Disgust, Predicts Decreased Allocation of Resources to a Moral Transgressor"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia. February 28- March 4, 2018.

Religion

Jeremiah Bailey
Sponsor:Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"Male Angels, Resurrection Marriage, and Manly Mary: A Possible Connection Between GTH114 and the Synoptics"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 17-21, 2017.

"The Curious Case of Clement and the Canon: The Rise and Slow Decline of 1 Clement's Canonicity"
North American Patristic Society Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. May 24-27, 2018.

Gregory Barnhill
Sponsor:Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa

"Imitable Abraham: John's Use of a Legendary Figure"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Sponsor:Dr. Kelly Iverson

"Jesus as Spirit-filled Warrior and Mark's Functional Pneumatology"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

Sponsor:Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa

"Mercy as "Clemency": Paul's Mercy Language against a Roman Imperial Backdrop"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Annual Meeting
Boiling Springs, North Carolina. May 21-23, 2018.

Kirstin Rose-Bean
Sponsor:Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"Diaspora Synagogue Buildings and the First Urban Christians"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Teresa Blumenthal
Sponsor: Dr.Jan Evans

"Interpreting Christian Love in a Medical Encounter"
Christian Association of World Languages
Spokane, Washington. April 5-7, 2018.

Thomas Breedlove
Sponsor:Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Suffering and Kenosis: Christology and the Music of Roland Hayes"
American Academy of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

William Briggs
Sponsor:Dr. Bill Bellinger

"Ezekiel and Big Agriculture: Idols and Land Grabs, Ancient and Modern"
Society for Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Jon-Michael Carman
Sponsor:Dr. Kelly Iverson

"The Devil Wears Discord: Ignatius and the Diabolization of Judaism"
SBL Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

"Scaling Gaius and Diotrophes: Socio-Economic Profile of 1 and 3 John"
Stone Campbell Journal Conference
Johnson City, Tennessee. April 5-7, 2018.

Lacy Crocker
Sponsor:Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Story of Endor: A Tense Disruption and a Downward Spiral"
SWCRS
Dallas, Texas. March 9-10, 2018.

"The Theology of Joel in Aimee Semple McPherson's Sermons and Writings"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Boiling Springs, North Carolina. May 21-23, 2018.

Tyler Davis
Sponsor:Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Civil Rights and Cold War: The Limits of Reinhold Niebuhr's Antiracism"
American Academy of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Alex Fogleman
Sponsor:Dr. Daniel H. Williams

"Making Citizens of the City of God: Augustine's Rhetoric of Citizenship in the Enarrationes in Psalmos"
Amreican Society of Church History Spring Conference
Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

"ParticipatioN as the panel chair for "North African Christianity" seminar"
North American Patristics Society
Chicago, Illinois. May 24-26, 2018.

Malcolm Foley
Sponsor: Dr. William Pitts

"Jot and Tittle: The Important Distinctions between the Westminster, Savoy, and Second London Confessions"
Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference
Augusta, Georgia. June 1-3, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. William Pitts

"The Gospel in Flames: Lynching and Orthodoxy"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Annual Meeting
in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. May 21-23, 2018.

Kaz Hayashi
Sponsor: Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"Lions and Cattle and Cherubim Oh My! The Three Creatures Adorning the Solomonic Temple's Bronze Stands"
Southwest Commission of Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

Rebecca Hays
Sponsor: Dr. William Bellinger

"The Once and Future King' in the Hebrew Psalter"
Fellowship at Montreal: King Arthur and the Inklings
Montreal, North Carolina. April 5-9, 2018.

"Know Your Audience: Ezekiel's Sermons as a Window into the Exilic Search for Answers"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Nathan Hays
Sponsor:Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"Reading Leviticus in Light of the Priestly Commission to Teach in Leviticus 10:8-11"
SBL National
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Sponsor:Dr. James Nogalski

"The Josephan Daniel and the Jewish Food Laws"
Southwest Conference of Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

Andrew Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Weaver

"Bernard Ramm: An Exemplar of the Development of an Evangelical-Baptist Identity within the American Baptist Convention"
Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference
Augusta, Georgia. June 1-3, 2017.

Chwi Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"Rhetoric and Trauma in Habakkuk: Toward a Postexilic Reading of the Book of the Twelve."
Society of Biblical Literature
Boston, Massachusetts. November 17-20, 2017.

"Victimized Women in the Book of Judges: an Intertextual Reading of Sisera’s Mother and Abimelech’s Mother"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

"Reading Psalms through a Lens of Cultural Trauma"
The 2018 Asian Theological Summer Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 29- June 1, 2018.

Nicholas Krause
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Presentation on Populorum Progressio"
Lumen Christi - "Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation"
Santa Barbara, California. July 29-August 6, 2017.

Nicholas Krause
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Martyrdom and Revolution: Chartism's Theology of History after 1848"
Duke Graduate Conference in Theology
Durham, North Carolina. September 29-30, 2017.

Laura Lysen
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Net/work In Memory of Freddie Gray: Lethal Objects, Theological Materiality, and the Church"
AAR
Boston, Massachusetts on November 18-21, 2017.

"Theological’ Nature? Making Room for the Material in Postliberal Credal Theology"
AAR-Southwest Region
Irving, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

Thomas Millay
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Revelation Contra Nation(s): Kierkegaard's Theological Critique of Nationalism"
American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts on November 18-21, 2017.

Brandon Morgan
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Wanting to Go On: Desire and Tradition in the Scenes of Instruction of Robert Jenson and Stanley Cavell"
American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts on November 18-21, 2017.

"Humans as Animal Loquens; or Recovering James McClendon's Lost Strand"
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
Boiling Springs, North Carolina. May 21-23, 2018.

Jacob Randolph
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Praying the ‘Amen’ with the Augustinians: Developments and Distinctions in Jordan of Quedlinburg and Martin Luther"
American Society of Church History
Washington, D.C. January 4, 2018.

Kevin Scott
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Time and the Locust Plagues in the Book of Joel and the Sefire Inscriptions"
Society of Biblical Literature 2017 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts on November 18-21, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"Joel Told Me to Cry Out, but What Am I Crying For?": Textual Criticism and the Language of Lament in Joel 1:17a"
Southwest Conference of Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 10-12, 2018.

Joshua Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Supernatural in Lutheran Communal Memory: Luther and Münster"
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Milwaukee Wisconsin. October 26-29, 2017.

Cody Strecker
Sponsor:Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Logos Theology vs. Theology of Melltha in the Works of Ephrem Syrus"
AAR/SBL 2017 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 2017.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor:Dr. Ralph Wood

"Hildegard of Bingen: Exegete and Theologian in "Solutions to Thirty-Eight Questions"
AAR/SBL 2017 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 17-21, 2017.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor:Dr. Ralph Wood

"The Naked Voice and the Wounded Word: Jean-Louis Chrétien on the Vulnerability of Prayer"
SWCRS
Dallas, Texas. March 9–11, 2018.

Steven Tyra
Sponsor:Dr. Bill Pitts

"Reforming the Magdalene: Martin Luther's Reception of a Bernardine Tradition"
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 27-29, 2017.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor:Dr. James Nogalski

"Reconsidering the Prospect of a Salvific Turn in the Book of the Four"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. November 17-21, 2017.

"Prophets in Dialogue: Echoes of Joel in Amos 4:6-11"
Southwest Conference of Religious Studies
Fort Worth, Texas. March 9-11, 2018.

Lucinda Yang
Sponsor:Dr. Douglas Weaver

"The Practice of Glossolalia within Pentecostal Traditions: Considerations of Ecclesial and Political Subversive Interpretations of Tongues Speech"
Religion in Society International Conference
Berkley, California. April 17-18, 2018.

Social Work

Leah Gatlin
Sponsor: Dr. Robin Rogers

"Networks, Resources, and Collaboration in a University-Community Project Fighting Childhood Hunger"
Social Work Education's Annual Program Meeting
Dallas, Texas. October 19-22, 2017.

Sociology

James Davidson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"Attitudes about Divorce Laws: Along Term Look"
2017 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Montreal, Canada. August 12-16, 2017.

James Davidson
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"Activism as Community: How Political Engagement Styles Vary by Religiosity"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting
Washington D.C. October 13-15, 2017.

Edwin Eschler
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Carry Neither Purse Nor Scrip: Image of God Among Mormon Ecclesiastics"
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Montreal, Canada. August 13-14, 2017.

Edwin Eschler
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Carry Neither Purse Nor Scrip: Image of God Among Mormon Ecclesiastics"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting
Washington D.C. October 13-15, 2017.

Amanda Hernandez
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Narratives of Ambition and Expectation: Intersections of Gender, Faith, and Race among Latinx College Students"
Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE)
Dallas, Texas. February 28-March 3, 2018.

Jake Kane
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"The Politics of Pot: Marijuana Use and the Potential for Political Action"
Southern Sociological Society Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 4 - 7, 2018.

Blake Kent
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Forgiveness, Attachment to God, and Mental Health Outcomes in Older US Adults: A Longitudinal Study"
American Sociological Association
Montreal, Canada. August 11-15, 2017.

"The Effect of Attending a Weekend Religious Service on Emotional Well-Being: Evidence from a Smartphone-Based Daily Diary Study"
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Montreal, Canada. August 11-15, 2017.

Michael Lotspeich
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Tolbert

"Defining the 'Rural' in Rural Social Capital; Methodological Considerations for Targeted Instrument Design Amongst Sociocultural and Ecological Conceptualizations" and "Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Rural Small Business Lending"
2017 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society
Columbus, Ohio. July 27-30, 2017.

"Age, Period, and Cohort Processes in Institutional Trust, as Contextualized by Economic Change in Nonmetropolitan Communities"
Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 4 - 7, 2018.

Paul McClure
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"You're Fired,' Says the Robot: The Rise of Automation in the Workplace, Technophobes, and Fears of Unemployment"
American Sociological Association
Montreal, Canada. August 11-16, 2017.

Justin Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"The Stigma of Tenure Denied: An Exploration of Individual and Institutional Implications"
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference
Houston, Texas. November 9-11, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"Cutting the Chord: Assessing the Importance of Parental Religiosity in the Restriction of Child Internet Use"
Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 5-7, 2018.

Bethany Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Tolbert

"Family Structure and Subjective Income Mobility"
American Sociological Association
Montreal, Canada. August 14 - 15, 2017.

"Views of the Poor: The Effect of Religiosity"
Southern Sociological Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 5-7, 2018.

Cory Sugg
Sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Uecker

"Religion and Social Support for Parents"
SSSR Annual Meeting Conference
Washington, DC. October 12-15, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Religion and Internet Gambling in the US"
ASREC Annual Conference
Orange, California. March 23-24, 2018.

Kenneth Vaughn
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Considering Religion Questions in the East Asian Social Surveys using the Korean General Social Survey as Example"
Survey Research and the Study of Religion in East Asia
Washington D.C. October 11, 2017.

Kenneth Vaughn
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Theocrats and Democrats: Who Benefits from Arab Spring Revolutions?"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting
Washington D.C. October 13-15, 2017.

Renae Wilkinson
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Losing or Choosing Faith: Mother Loss and Religious Change"
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Montreal, Canada. August 13 - 14, 2017.

Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Andersson

"Adolescent Socioeconomic Status and Parent-Child Emotional Bonds: Reexamining Gender Differences in Mental Well-Being During Young Adulthood"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. April 5-7, 2018.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Religion and Childbearing Values in Turkey/Türkiye’de Din ve Çocuk Sahibi Olma Değerleri"
4th Social Gender Justice Congress
Istanbul, Turkey. March 8, 2018.

Statistical Science

Chris Elrod
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Sparse Grid Quadrature for Bayesian Inference"
QMC (Quantum Monte Carlo) Program Opening Workshop of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
Durham, North Carolina. August 28-September 1, 2017.

Grant Innerst
Sponsor: Dr. David Kahle

"MCMC Strategies to Enhance Exact Conditional Inference for Discrete Exponential Families"
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American Scientists
Salt Lake City, Utah. October 19-21, 2017.

Sarah Stanley
Sponsor: Dr. Jack Tubbs

"Beta Regression for Modeling the ROC as a Function of Continuous Covariates"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. August 3, 2017.

Youjiao Yu
Sponsor: Dr. Amanda Hering

"Space-Time Outlier Identification in a Large Ground Deformation Dataset"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. July 31 - August 2, 2017.

Theatre

Aaron Brown
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Taking it to Church: The Color Purple as an African-American Church Experience"
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Las Vegas, Nevada. August 2-6, 2017.

Joshua Horowitz
Sponsor: Dr. Marion Castleberry

"To Thine Own Self Be True’: Creating Direction Concepts in Cross Genre Shakespearian Adaptation"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 5-8, 2018.

Chad Kennedy
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"You Spin Me Round: Revolving the Personal Audience Experience from Artaud to Kantor to Punchdrunk"
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. March 14-18, 2018.

"From Neurotypical Curiosity to an Empathetic Movement: Exploring Neuro-Perceptive Staging & Movement in the Curious Incident…"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 4-8, 2018.

Casey Papas
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"You Spin Me Round: Revolving the Personal Audience Experience from Artaud to Kantor to Punchdrunk"
at Mid-America Theatre Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. March 14-18, 2018.

Cooper Sivara
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Weathering the Storm: The Supernatural in Conor McPherson's The Seafarer"
Texas Educational Theatre Association Theatrefest 2018 Academic Symposium
Galveston, Texas. January 24-25, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Marion Castleberry

"Creating Unique Directorial Concepts in Cross Genre Shakespearean Adaptation"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 5-7, 2018.

Valerie Williams
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"You Spin Me Round: Revolving the Personal Audience Experience from Artaud to Kantor to Punchdrunk"
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. March 15-18, 2018.

"Work Harder, Not Smarter: Says Broadway to Female Playwrights; Manifesting Memories & Audience's Minds: Revolution of Spectacle from Avant-garde to Immersive Theatre"
Comparative Drama Conference
Orlando, Florida. April 5-8, 2018.