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2018-2019 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 September 15, 2018.

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American Studies

Raffaele Idone
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Social Media Reactions to President Donald Trump’s Handling of Hurricane Maria"
ASAT
Huntsville, Texas. November 8-10, 2018.

Biology

Danielle Crain
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Waxing nostalgic: 100+ years of pregnancies using whale earwax"
2018 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York 
New York City, New York. October 24-26, 2018.

"Doctoral research to collect specimens "
Canadian Museum of Nature
Ottawa, Ontario. November 5-8, 2018.

Kelsey Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Taube

"Defining Chromatin Accessibility Profiles of Hybrid and Reversible EMT"
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 
San Antonio, Texas. December 4-8, 2018.

Patricia Kamanda
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Sexual Dimorphism of the Pupae of the Mosquito, Culex Pipiens"
2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting 
Vancouver, Canada. November 11-14, 2018.

Aaron Kirkpatrick
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Doctoral Research studying marine life"
The University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California. July 9-12, 2018.

Will Matthaeus
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph White

"Guard Cell Regulation in Plants: Abscisic Acid Sensing in Stomata Derived by the Late Paleozoic?"
10th European Paleobotany and Palynology Conference
Dublin, Ireland. August 12-17, 2018.

Victoria Neises
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Trumble

"Fatty acid signature analysis of harbor seals in Alaska, 1997-2010"
Alaska Marine Science Symposium
Anchorage, Alaska. January 28-February 1, 2019.

Felicia Osburn
Sponsor: Dr. Thad Scott

"Simulated Experimental Blooms of Anabaena Flos-Aquae Reveal Decreasing in Fixation Efficiency in Response to Increasing N Deficiency"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. June 10-16, 2018.

Brittany Perrotta
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Engineered Nanoparticles Increase Excretion Rates of Nitrogen and Phosphorus by Freshwater Snails in Wetland Mesocosms"
SETAC North America Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Grace Pruett
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"Isolating promoters to construct a nectar delivery system for mosquito population control in Impatiens walleriana"
International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland. August 19-25, 2018.

Zhongqiang Qiu
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"A novel mutation in the NPXY motif of β integrin reveals unique phenotypes linked to him- 4/hemicentin in males of Caenorhrabditis elegans"
2018 American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial Meeting 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 14-17, 2018.

Keighley Reisenauer
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Taube

"Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Sensitizes Breast Cancer Cells to Paraptosis-Mediated Cell Death via the Fungus-Derived Sesterpenoid, Ophiobolin A"
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 
San Antonio, Texas. December 4-8, 2018.

Peter Sheesley
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"A novel mutation in the NPXY motif of B integrin reveals unique phenotypes linked to him-4/hemicentin in males of Caenorhabditis elegans"
American Society for Matrix Biology
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 14-17, 2018.

Aadil Sheikh
Sponsor: Dr. Joseph Taube

"Bacteria-Derived Outer Membrane Vesicles Merge with Host Cells and Stimulate Toll-like Receptors"
Keystone Symposium
Breckenridge, Colorado. June 4-8, 2018.

Biomedical Studies

Benjamin Castellon
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Accumulation and depuration kinetics of nanoparticles in wetland mesocosms in eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) and Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea)"
International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles & Nanomaterials (ICEENN 2018)
Durham, North Carolina. September 4-8, 2018.

"Bioavailability of nanoparticles in eastern mosquitofish and freshwater snails following a 9-month exposure in wetland mesocosms"
2018 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America annual meeting 
Sacramento, California. November 4-9, 2018.

Charles Chang
Sponsor: Dr. Bashoo Naziruddin

"Early Blockade of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Reduces Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury and Improves Islet Transplantation Outcomes"
American Transplant Congress (ATC) 2018
Seattle, Washington. June 2-6, 2018.

Samantha Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Cytokine expression and sickness behavior following lipopolysaccharide stimulation in the Fmr1 knockout mouse"
Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS)
Miami Beach, Florida. June 6 -10, 2018.

"Doctoral Research to further understand the Drug Development Process"
The Clinical and Translational Research Course
Bethesda, Maryland. July 9-20, 2018.

"Cytokine expression and sickness behavior following lipopolysaccharide stimulation in the Fmr1 knockout mouse"
2018 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
San Diego, California. November 2-7, 2018.

Karel Kalecky
Sponsor: Dr. Young-Rae Cho

"PrimAlign: PageRank-Inspired Markovian Alignment for Large Biological Networks"
ISMB 2018 - 26th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
Chicago, Illinois. July 6-10, 2018 .

Baylor Steele
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Individual and Interactive Effects of Oxazepam and Sertraline on Perch (Perca Fluviatilis) Behavior with or without a Predator Cue"
Annual North American meeting for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Business

Russell Browder
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Wood

"Building and Innovation Pipeline on a Big Data Platform: The Case of a Corporate Entrepreneurship Intermediary"
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
Waterford, Ireland. June 5-9, 2018.

Eric Carvalho da Mota
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Klein

"Symbolic and Substantive Actions in Stakeholder Strategy"
Strategic Management Society 2018
Paris, France. September 22-26, 2018.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ian Anthony
Sponsor: Dr. Touraj Solouki

"Chemical Identification by Combined Use of GC Retention Indices, EI-MS Fingerprints, and VUV Spectroscopic Signatures"
ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Diego, California. June 3 - 7, 2018.

Megan Behrmann
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Trakselis

"Pump the Breaks: Investigating the Regulatory Effect of the Excluded DNA Strand on Bacterial Unwinding In Vivo"
FASEB Machines on Genes
Snowmass, Colorado. June 24-29, 2018.

Matthew Brantley
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"An Imaging FT-ICR Platform Utilizing Gallium Ablation for Biomolecule Analysis Development of an Imaging FT-ICR-MS with SIMS, FIB-SEM, and Post-Ionization Capabilities for Biological Applications"
66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Diego, California. June 3-7, 2018.

Roxane Jourdain
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Romo

"Stability and Pharmacophore-Directed Synthesis of Salarin C"
Gordon Research Conference Natural Products & Bioactive Compounds
Andover, New Hampshire. July 29 - August 3, 2018.

Jamie Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

"Rapid Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange of Carbohydrates using Theta-Capillary Electrospray Emitters"
Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference
San Diego, California. June 4-7, 2018.

Oshadi Liyanage
Sponsor: Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

"Applying Internal Standards to In-Electrospray – Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange – Mass Spectrometry to Differentiate Carbohydrate Isomers"
66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Diego, California. June 3-7, 2018.

Mina Nakhla
Sponsor: Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

"Total Synthesis of (±)-Aspergilline A"
Graduate Research Symposium
Bloomington, Indiana. July 26-29, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. John Wood

"Total Synthesis of (±)-Aspergilline A"
Summer School Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan. August 25-30, 2018.

Haichan Niu
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Pinney

"Efficient Synthetic Methodology for the Construction of Dihydronaphthalene and Benzosuberene Molecular Scaffolds with Application as Potent Inhibitors of Tubulin Polymerization"
256th ACS National Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. August 19-23, 2018.

Amanda Pearson
Sponsor: Dr. Elyssia Gallagher

"Identification of Tyrosine Phosphorylation siteson Cardiac Mysodin Binding Protein-C via in-gel tryptic digestion followed by LC-MS/MS"
American Society of Mass Spectrometry
San Diego, California. June 4-8, 2018.

Himasha Perera
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Trakselis

"Mapping the orientation of SsoMCM on DNA by localized foot-printing"
Machines on Genes
Snowmass, Colorado. June 24-29, 2018.

Luke Richardson
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Bioinformatics Approach to Classifying Analytes in Untargeted MS Analyses by Exact Mass an Isotopic Ratio Measurements"
ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Diego, California. June 3-7, 2018.

Amy Schnelle
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Influence of Hepatic Encephalopathy on Bile Acid Content in Brain Tissues of Rats and Mice"
ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Diego, California. June 3-7, 2018.

Ottis Scrivner
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"A Cu ionophore that Induces Rapid Apoptosis and Lysosomal Cu Aggregation in Melanoma"
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Tahoe City, California. June 3-8, 2018.

Michael Spiegel
Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Farmer

"Investigating Asphaltene Structure using Br-Tagging High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Paramagnetic-Reduce NMR"
American Society of Mass Spectrometry
San Diego, California. June 3-7, 2018.

Raegyn Taylor
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Chambliss

"A nontargeted approach to correlating differences in HAB chemical 'fingerprints' with toxicity"
SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting 
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Raul Villacob
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Comparing Inlet Ionization Techniques and Submicron Emitter nanoESI for native MS of proteins using Collision Induced Unfolding"
66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
San Diego, California. June 3-7, 2018.

Samantha Yruegas
Sponsor: Dr. Caleb Martin

"Developing Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Boron-Based Materials"
2018 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) & the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE)
Madison, Wisconsin. June 24-28, 2018.

Communication

Sydney Graham
Sponsor: Dr. Lacy McNamee

"The Influence of Stigma on Moral Dirty Workers and Female Sex Workers"
National Communication Association Convention (NCA) 
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 7-11, 2018.

Jack Lassiter
Sponsor: Dr. Scott Varda

"Rhetorical Simulation: Beyond Constitution and Circulation in President Trump's Opioid Crisis"
National Communication Association 
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 7-11, 2018.

Fielding Montgomery
Sponsor: Dr. Scott Varda

"UN-Strategic? A Comparative Analysis of Trump's "Rocket Man" Address to the UN"
National Communication Association 
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 8-11, 2018.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Christina Boyett
Sponsor: Dr. Diane Loeb

"Graduate Student Peer Mentoring in Speech Language Pathology"
American Speech-Language Hearing Association 
Boston, Massachusetts. November 15-17, 2018.

Delaney Cartwright     
Sponsor: Dr. Diane Loeb

"Speech Sound Skills of Children Born Preterm"
ASHA Annual Convention
Boston, Massachusetts. November 15-17, 2018.

Meggan Noggle    
Sponsor: Dr. Diane Loeb

"Speech Sound Skills of Children Born Preterm"
ASHA Annual Convention
Boston, Massachusetts. November 15-17, 2018.

Computer Science

Curriculum and Instruction

Molly Bowen
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Media Literacy Education: The Secret to Student Thinking"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4, 2018.

Lee Anne Brannon
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Media Literacy"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4-6, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Media Literacy"
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference 
Chicago, Illinois. November 30-December 2, 2018.

Erin Coleman
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Science Educators' Environmental Literacy Through the Lens of a Wetland Academy"
SW-ASTE Conference  
Norman, Oklahoma. October 12-13, 2018.

"Partnering to Enhance STEM Integration"
SSMA
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 19-20, 2018.

Brandy Crowley
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"5E Lesson Planning in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom"
SSMA- School Science and Mathematics Association 
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 18-20, 2018.

Victoria Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Research in Practice: Engaging Students in Authentic Action Civics Projects"
CUFA - National Council for Social Studies 
Chicago, Illinois. November 28-30, 2018.

Evan Ditmore
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Using Scientist-Teacher Partnerships to WQUIP Teachers for Inquiry"
SSMA- School Science and Mathematics Association 
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 18-20, 2018.

Barbara Epperson
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Media Literacy"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4-6, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Media Literacy"
National Council For the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference 
Chicago, Illinois. November 30-December 2, 2018.

Melissa Eubank
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Got Skills! Exploring Pre-Service Teacher's Knowledge of Prerequisite Skills in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4-6, 2018.

Amanda Gardner
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Conceiving English Curriculum through Immersive Cinematic Virtual Reality: A Presentation of Methodology and Expected Findings"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4-6, 2018.

Tracy Harper
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Media Literacy Education: The Secret to Student Thinking"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4, 2018.

Lindsay Knofski
Sponsor: Dr. Lakia Scott

"Using Media Literacy to Foster Awareness, Critical Analysis, Understanding and Action in Students; Pre-Service Teachers Use of Instructional Literacy Strategies in the CDF Freedom School Model"
The Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education 
Frisco, Texas. September 28-29, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Media Literacy Education: The Secret to Student Thinking"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4, 2018.

Connor Knudsen
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Nesmith

"What Can be Learned when Immersed in the Wetlands?"
TAEE Conference 
Palestine, Texas. October 5-7, 2018.

Russell Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Media Literacy Education: The Secret to Student Thinking"
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 
Dallas, Texas. October 4, 2018.

Kurt Salisbury
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Makerspace Mathematics"
School Science and Mathematics Association
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 18-20, 2018.

Nate Scholten
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Developing Civic Competence: A Longitudinal Examination of an Action Civics Project"
CUFA/NCSS Annual Conference 
Chicago, Illinois. November 28-December 1, 2018.

Ryann Shelton
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Planning for Action: Professional Development to Support Teaching Practices"
School Science and Mathematics Association
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 18-20, 2018.

Ted Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"Threats, Student Safety, Mitigating Risk, and You"
Texas School Safety Conference
Corpus Christi, Texas. June 10-14, 2018.

Anastasia Walton
Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith

"Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics"
School Science and Mathematics Association
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 18-20, 2018.

"It's All about the E's: Enhancing Elementary STEM Engineering through the 5E Model"
CAST 2018 presented by Science Teachers Association of Texas 
Ft. Worth, Texas. November 2, 2018.

Kathy Wigtil
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Intervention Strategies for At-Risk Students"
American Association for Teaching & Curriculum
Dallas, Texas. October 4 - 6, 2018.

"Doctoral research"
Park University
Park, Missouri. February 15-16, 2019.

 

Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Will Brewer
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Integrating Hydrogeology with Psychology for Management in a Groundwater-Dependent Community"
National Groundwater Association: Groundwater Week
Las Vegas, Nevada. December 1-5, 2018.

Anand Chaudhary
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gutzwiller

"Influences of Human Socioeconomic Factors and their interactions with Temperature on Forest Bird Persistence"
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. August 5-10, 2018.

Educational Leadership

Cara Allen
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Department Chairs as Facilitators of and Impediments to Collegiality for Non-Tenure Track Faculty"
Association for the Study of Higher Education 
Tampa, Florida. November 15-17, 2018.

Christopher Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. John Wilson

"Align Your Special Education from the Classroom to the Legislature"
Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference 
Austin, Texas. January 27-30, 2019.

Theodore Cockle         
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Ritualized Reduction: A Critical Look at Personhood within the First-Year Seminar"
Association for the Study of Higher Education 
Tampa, Florida. November 13-17, 2018.

Austin Crawley
Sponsor: Dr. John Wilson

"Threats, Student Safety, Mitigating Risk, and You"
Texas School Safety Conference
Corpus Christi, Texas. June 10-14, 2018.

Emmy Edwards
Sponsor: Dr. Perry Glanzer

"Sabbath Practices in College: An Opportunity to Challenge an Economy of Scarcity"
2018 NASPA Religious, Secular, & Spiritual Identities Conference 
New Orleans, Louisiana. December 9-11, 2018.

Britney Graber
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Female Title IX Coordinators and Inequitable Higher Education Organizational Structures"
NASPA Strategies Conference: Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Washington, D.C. January 17-19, 2019.

Alex Jantz
Sponsor: Dr. Leanne Newman

"What's there to do on the weekends? Have fun"
Texas Higher Education Symposium
Houston, Texas. August 1-3, 2018.

Elijah Jeong
Sponsor: Dr. Rishi Sriram

"Woke to Religion: The Campus Climate for Asian American Christian Students"
Association for Higher Education
Tampa, Florida. November 13-16, 2018.

Sarah Madsen
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"College Student Identity Formation and Negotiation in the Context of Study Abroad"
Association for Higher Education
Tampa, Florida. November 14-17, 2018.

Kayla Molnar
Sponsor: Dr. Tiffany Hogue

"Making Academic Coaching Great: A Panel Discussion about the Training Needs of Academic Coaches"
National Academic Advising Association
Phoenix, Arizona. October 2-3, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Feeling Fake: Using Sociological Perspectives to Explore the Imposter Phenomenon among First-Generation Graduate Students"
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Tampa, Florida. November 15-17, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Perry Glanzer

"Tangled Terminology: A Conversation about Commitment, Context, and Community"
Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values 
Tallahassee, Florida. January 31-February 2, 2019.

Katie Robbins
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Educators, not Bureaucrats: How Managerial Professionals at International Centers Engage in Job Crafting and Create Meaning in their Work"
Association for the Study of Higher Education  (ASHE)
Tampa, Florida. November 14-17, 2018.

Jessica Robinson
Sponsor: Dr. Perry Glanzer

"Isn't this Just Sexy Advising or Brief Counseling: An In-Depth Examination of Success Coaching at the Community College"
National Academic Advising Association
Phoenix, Arizona. September 29-October 3, 2018.

Jorge Vielledent
Sponsor: Dr. Leanne Newman

"Defining and Supporting First-Generation College Students"
Texas Higher Education Symposium
Houston, Texas. August 2-3, 2018.

Educational Psychology

Brenda Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"How to Evaluate Gifted Programs"
National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 15-18, 2018.

Mitra Edmisten
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey

"School Psychologists' Role in Detecting and Intervening with Potentially Violent Students"
Texas Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 
Dallas, Texas. October 25-27,2018.

Natasha Hunt
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey

"Autism and Suicide: Unlocking the Power of a School Psychologist"
Texas Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 
Dallas, Texas. October 25-27,2018.

Corina Kaul
Sponsor: Dr. Todd Kettler

"How to Evaluate Gifted Programs"
National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 15-18, 2018.

Jacy Latta
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting At-Risk Students in Reaching Post-Secondary Education"
Texas Association for School Psychology 
Waco, Texas. October 25-27, 2018.

Kelsey McCarty
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting At-Risk Students in Reaching and Persisting in Post-Secondary Education"
Texas Association of School Psychologists  
Dallas, Texas. October 25-27, 2018.

David Rehfeld
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"A Pilot Investigation into the Relationship Between Clinical Competence"
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference 
Boston, Massachusetts. November 15-17, 2018.

Dharmisha Tailor
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey

"Autism and Suicide: Unlocking the Power of a School Psychologist"
Texas Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 
Dallas, Texas. October 25-27, 2018.

Rebecca Waits
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting At-Risk Students in Reaching Post-Secondary Education"
Texas Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 
Dallas, Texas. October 25-27, 2018.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeonghyeon Cheon
Sponsor: Dr. Seunghyun Kim

"Microfluidic Microinjection System for Ae.Aegypti Embryos"
BMES 2018 
Atlanta, Georgia. October 17-20, 2018.

Ryan Collin
Sponsor: Dr. Annette von Jouanne

"Power Electronics Testbed for Converting Methane to Liquid Fuels via Electrical Corona"
IEEE ECCE 2018
Portland, Oregon. September 23-27, 2018.

Angelique Dockendorf
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Frequency-Agile Reconfiguration for a High-Power Resonant Cavity Tuner Using Previous Search Results"
2019 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 9-12, 2019.

Austin Egbert
Sponsor: Dr. Minnie Simcik

"Effects of Time-Varying Transmit Amplifier Matching Networks in Cognitive Radar Applications"
2019 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 9-12, 2019.

Christopher Faulkner
Sponsor: Dr. Brandon Herrera

"Improved Electromagnetic Sensor for Detection of Ice Accretion inside Turbofan Engine Axial Compressor Stages"
AIAA-Aviation Forum
Atlanta, Georgia. June 24-29, 2018.

Pedro Rodriquez-Garcia
Sponsor: Dr. Minnie Simcik

"Real-Time Synthesis Approach for Coexistence of Radar and Communications in the Spatial-Spectral Domain"
2019 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 9-12, 2019.

Gordon Ledford
Sponsor: Dr. Minnie Simcik

"Approach for Real-Time Synthesis of Simultaneous Radar and Spatially Secure Communications from a Common Phased Array"
2019 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 9-12, 2019.

Yuchen Qian
Sponsor: Dr. Liang Dong

"Deep Learning for Optimized Wireless Transmission to Multiple RF Energy Harvesters"
The 88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Chicago, Illinois. August 28-30, 2018.

Donggee Rho
Sponsor: Dr. Seunghyun Kim

"Experimental demonstration of an improved optical cavity-based biosensor through biotinylated BSA detection"
BMES 2018 Annual Meeting 
Atlanta, Georgia. October 17-20, 2018.

Yuan Xing
Sponsor: Dr. Liang Dong

"Deep Learning for Optimized Wireless Transmission to Multiple RF Energy Harvesters"
The 88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Chicago, Illinois. August 28-30, 2018.

English

Mackenzie Balken               
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"A History and a Home: Creation Care in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House"
Stewardship of Creation: Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture 
Waco, Texas. October 24-26, 2018.

Nicole Bouchard         
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Maria's 'post of observation': Disability and Agency in Harriet Martineau's Deerbrook"
North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida. October 11-14, 2018.

"'Sit down and feast with us’: Perversion and Restoration of Hospitality in Christina Rossetti's ‘Goblin Market'"
Victorians Institute Conference 2018 
Asheville, North Carolina. November 9-10, 2018.

Becca Cassady
Sponsor: Dr. Mike DePalma

"Examining Student Spiritual Literacy: Patterns of Expression in Christian Literacy Narratives on the DALN"
Rhetoric & Religion in the Twenty-First Century
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 4-7, 2018.

Christian Dickinson
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Swivelling from one Word to Another: Language as External Marker of Character Change in The Old Curiosity Shop"
Dickens Society Symposium
Tubingen, Germany. July 30 - August 1, 2018.

Sara Dye
Sponsor: Dr. Mike DePalma

"Articulating Religious Motives in Civic Activism: A Case Study of the Texas Hunger Initiative"
Rhetoric and Religion in the Twenty-First Century: Publics, Partnerships, Possibilities
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 4-7, 2018.

Lindsay Fenton
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"Human Flourishing in John Henry Newman's Loss and Gain"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 90) 
Birmingham, Alabama. November 2-4, 2018.

Austin Fortenberry      
Sponsor: Dr. Mike DePalma

"Re-Envisioning the Writing Center's Role in Religious Discourse"
Rhetoric and Religion in the Twenty-First Century: Publics, Partnerships, Possibilities
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 4-7, 2018.

Sorina Higgins
Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daniel

"[Re]Cycled Fragments: The End of Sweeney Agonistes"
The Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
Atlanta, Georgia. September 21-22, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Theatrical Magic and Magical Theatre: Yeats’s Early Occult Dramas"
American Conference on Irish Studies South 2019 
Charleston, South Carolina. January 31 - February 2, 2019.

Reyna Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Johnston

"The Humanity of the Gods: Divine Intervention in Chaucer's The Knight's Tale"
Southeastern Medieval Association
Nassau, The Bahamas. November 7-10, 2018.

Jonathan Kanary
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"Freedom, Authority, and (Inter-)Personal Spirituality in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sketches"
Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
Providence, Rhode Island. June 22-25, 2018.

Christina Lambert
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"The romantic elf who was to enter the labyrinth with him': F. Scott Fitzgerald's Forgotten Priest in This Side of Paradise"
2018 Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Shawnee, Oklahoma. September 27-29, 2018.

Alicia McCartney
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"The “Simple Burthen” of the Female Poet in William Wordsworth’s 'Sailor’s Mother'"
Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
Providence, Rhode Island. June 22-25, 2018.

'"If you would teach a man to pray, send him to sea’: Shipwreck Narratives and Imagined Religious Community in Victorian Evangelical Tracts"
North American Victorian Studies Association
St. Petersburg, Florida. October 11-14, 2018.

Kelly Sauskojus
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Re-enchanting the road to freedom: Colson Whitehead's Underground Railroad and American Fantastic Realism"
2018 Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature: Gathering in the Strange
Shawnee, Oklahoma. September 27-29, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Mike DePalma

"At Liberty to Dissent? English Faculty's Anti-Trump Discourse at Liberty University"
Rhetoric and Religion in the 21st Century 
Knoxville, Tennessee. October 4-7 2018.

Elizabeth Travers
Sponsor: Dr. Josh King

"The Voice of the Trinity in Christina Rossetti's Verses"
British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) -- Victorian Patterns in University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom. August 29-31, 2018.

Matthew Turnbull
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Virgil Miltonized: Joseph Addison's Poetic Experiment"
Association of Literary Scholars, Writers and Critics Annual Conference 
Nashville, Tennessee. November 1-4, 2018.

Entrepreneurship

Russell Browder
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Klein

"Corporate Entrepreneurship with Big Data: Innovation as Negotiated Learning"
Wharton Innovation Doctoral Symposium 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 5-6, 2018.

Environmental Science

Peter Bruns          
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Evolved Resistance and aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Pathway gene expression in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) from the Houston Ship Channel"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

S. Rebekah Burket       
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Differential Accumulation of Select Pharmaceuticals and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in an Effluent-Dependent Experimental Stream Mesocosm"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Marco Franco
Sponsor: Dr. Ramon Lavado

"Use of cell-based models to investigate xenobiotic metabolism of pollution-adapted Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) from the Houston Ship Channel, TX"
SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting  
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Samuel Haddad
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Development and application of a novel method for screening cyanotoxins in water and fish"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
British Colombia, Canada. June 10-15, 2018.

Jing Liu
Sponsor: Dr. George Cobb

"Effects of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles and Arsenic on the Whole-Life Growth of Rice (Oryza sativa japonica)"
256th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. August 19-23, 2018.

"F1 seed germination and seedling growth of rice (Oryza sativa japonica) exposed to arsenic and copper oxide nanoparticles"
The SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018 .

Lea Lovin
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Aquatic bioconcentration and probabilistic hazard assessment of anatoxin-a"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. June 10-15, 2018.

"Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Anatoxin-a: Global Review and in Vivo Bioconcentration Study"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Annual Meeting 
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Charles Mansfield       
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Data Mining RNA-Seq Data for Population Genetics Data and Mitochondrial Reads in Tachycineta Bicolor (Tree Swallow)"
Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Farzaneh Mansouri           
Sponsor: Dr. Suscha Usenko

"Compound Specific Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope Analysis Amino Acid in Whale’s Earwax"
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting  2018
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Claire Moffett          
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley 

"Terrestrial biogenic source contribution to aerosol on the North Slope of Alaska"
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting  2018
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Colleen Peters
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Bratton

"Pyr-GC/MS Characterization of Microplastic from the Stomach Contents of Texas Gulf Coast Fish"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. June 10-15, 2018.

Gavin Saari
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Physiological Responses to a Model Calcium Channel Blocker in Fathead Minnows Across a Dissolved Oxygen Gradient"
13th International Congress on the Biology of Fish
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. July 15-19, 2018.

Kendall Scarlett
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"The Development of Anuran Prey-Orientation Behaviors as Indicators of Exposure"
North American Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Sujan Shrestha
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Sources and Ambient Concentration of VOCs in San Antonio, Texas"
2018 AGU Fall meeting 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Jasmine Stovall
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Bratton

"Microplastic Pollution in an Urban Runoff Fed Stream in Texas, USA: A Comparison Above Treated Wastewater Effluents"
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. June 10-15, 2018.

Grace Sutherland
Sponsor: Dr. Ramon Lavado

"Development of a Novel Cell-Based Model for Assessing Potential Toxicity of Seafood Through Bioanalytical Tools"
SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Chi Yen Tseng
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Assessment of the transcriptome in tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) nestlings from Great Lakes Areas of Concern"
SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California. November 4-8, 2018.

Sarah VerPloeg
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Assessing the atmospheric fate and transport of pesticides used to control mosquito populations post-Hurricane Harvey"
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting 2018 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Subin Yoon
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Determination of Key Sources of Secondary Organic Aerosols during High Ozone Periods in an Urban Atmosphere"
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting 2018 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Geosciences

Bulbul Ahmmed
Sponsor: Dr. Scott James

"A Multivariate, Nonlinear Relationship for Fracture Characteristics and Hydraulic Conductivity to Electrical-Conductivity Measurements"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Debajeet Barman
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Rayleigh wave group-velocity across the southeastern United States from ambient noise tomography"
Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting
Miami, Florida. May 14-17, 2018.

"Improved Rayleigh Wave Group Velocity Estimates Across the Southeastern United States via Double Beamforming"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Kyrie Baumgartner      
Sponsor: Dr. Dan Peppe

"Preliminary Paleobotanical Paleoclimate Estimates from the Early Miocene Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya"
2nd Lembersky Conference in Human Evolutionary Studies
New Brunswick, New Jersey. November 14-16, 2018.

Katherine Breen    
Sponsor: Dr. Scott James

"Deep Learning Model Integration of Remotely Sensed and SWAT-Simulated Regional Soil Moisture"
American Geophysical Union 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Donald Esker
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Forman

"Strontium Isotope Ratios Reveal Disparate Geographic Origins for Megafauna at Waco Mammoth National Monument"
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 78th Annual Meeting 
Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 18-21, 2018.

Jiajun Jiang
Sponsor: Dr. Scott James

"An Innovated Machine-Learning Approach Based on a Recurrent Neural Network for Geologic-facies Classification"
2018 Capa Petroleum Technical Symposium
Houston, Texas. October 18-20,2018.

Tyler Leggett
Sponsor: Dr. Kennenth Befus

"Flow dynamics of rhyolite lava inferred from UAV photogrammetry"
American Geophysical Union 
Washington, D.C. December 10-14, 2018.

Joseph Thangraj
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Crustal thickness and Moho topography across the Texas-Gulf of Mexico margin from seismic interferometry"
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 
Washington, D.C December 10-14, 2018.

Jennifer Wagner
Sponsor: Dr. Dan Peppe

"Floral response to rapid climate change during the Early Paleogene in the Gulf Coastal Plain, central Texas"
Green Life Sciences Symposium 
Ann Arbor, Michigan. September 27-29, 2018.

 

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Kristina Amrani
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Gallucci

"The Influence of Depressive Symptoms on Substance Abuse in a Sample of Collegiate Athletes"
2018 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana. June 26-29, 2018.

Flor Elisa Morales Marroquin
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Gordon

"Association between sleep quality and microbiome composition"
International Human Microbiome Congress 2018
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. June 26-28, 2018.

John Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"A National Study of Leader Effectiveness and Political Skill in Interscholastic Sport"
North American Society for Sport Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 5-9, 2018.

Megan McClendon
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Doctoral research to attend a conference "
Research Talk
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. July 25-26, 2018.

Tyler Prochnow
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"The impact of centrality on body dissatisfaction within a sorority using two network generators"
North American Social Network Conference 2018 
Washington, D.C. November 27-December1, 2018.

History

Ryan Butler
Sponsor: Dr. Philip Jenkins

"'Extending a Superior Light Farther than the Roman Eagles Ever Flew’: The Clapham Sect’s Influence in India"
Conference on Faith and History Biennial Meeting
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Rene Coker-Prikryl

"British Chaplains, Henry Venn, and the Shaping of the American Missionary Movement"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. January 3-6, 2019.

Paul Gutacker
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Let any anxious and pious mother remember the perils, and the rescue of the son of Monica: St. Monica as Female Exemplar in Nineteenth-Century Domestic Literature"
Conference on Faith and History Biennial Meeting
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 2018.

"Almost Fifteen Centuries has the Legal Establishment of Christianity been on trial: Anti-Catholic Historiography and American Religious Disestablishment"
American Society of Church History 
Chicago, Illinois. January 3-6, 2019.

Adina Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"The 'Noblest Career of All': Housekeeping and the Ideal of Southern Baptist Domesticity, 1945-1960"
International Conference on Baptist Studies
Waco, Texas. July 18-21 2018.

"The 'Noblest Career of All': Housekeeping and the Ideal of Southern Baptist Domesticity, 1945-1960"
Conference on Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-7 2018.

Samuel Kelley
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"A Baptist at Yale: Kenneth Scott LaTourette, Faith, and the Culture of the American Academy, 1921-1953"
International Conference on Baptist Studies VIII
Waco, Texas. July 18-21 2018.

"The Boys and Girls Need Help’: Protestants, Authority, and the Regulation of Children’s Leisure Time in the Early Vacation Bible School Movement, 1901-1930"
31st Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 2018.

Elizabeth Marvel
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"Condemnation or Care? Injunctions in Bishops’ Registers and the Pastoral Care of Women Religious in Late Medieval England"
International Medieval Sermon Studies Society
Bristol, England. July 15-20, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Rene Coker-Prikyl

"Perceptions and Realities: Sermons and Registers as Sources for the Pastoral Care of Nuns in Late Medieval England"
American Society of Church History
Chicago, Illinois. January 3-6, 2019

Skylar Ray      
Sponsor: Dr. Elesha Coffman

"The Origin of Secularization is in Christian Faith Itself: motive Magazine and the Formation of Secular Saints in the Methodist Student Movement"
Conference on Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-7, 2018.

David Roach      
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Parrish

"Lost Cause Hagiography: Rewriting Saints Felicity and Perpetua as Southern Catholic Martyrs"
Conference on Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 2018.

Regina Wenger      
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Bringing the Church to Children': Minor C. Miller and the Ethos of Weekday Religious Education"
Conference on Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 2018.

Information Systems

Jordana George
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"Transforming viscous data into liquid data: Understanding intermediaries in the data economy"
International Conference on Information Systems 
San Francisco, California. December 9-16, 2018.

"Data Philanthropy: An Exploratory Study"
Hawaii International Conference for Systems Science 2019 
Maui, Hawaii. January 8-11, 2019.

Uchenna Peters
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Koch

"Scaling Up Beyond Walls: Discovering New Revenue Streams"
Americas Conference on Information Systems
New Orleans, Louisiana. August 16 - 18, 2018.

Eric Villafranca
Sponsor: Dr. Carol Marroquin

"Labor in the Sharing Economy: A Literature Review"
HICSS 2019 Doctoral Consortium
Wailea, Hawaii USA. January 6-12, 2019.

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.

Math

Katie Elliott
Sponsor: Dr. Lance Littlejohn

"A Self-Adjoint Operator Generated by the Krall Differential Expression with the Krall Polynomials as Eigenfunctions"
Joint Mathematics Meetings 
Baltimore, Maryland. January 16-19, 2019.

Tiffany Jones
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"Asymptotic Stability of a Multiscaled Compact Scheme for Self-Focusing Optical Beam Propagation Problems"
2018 SIAM Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon. July 9-13, 2018.

Jennifer Loe
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Morgan

"Polynomial Preconditioned Arnoldi for Eigenvalues"
2018 SIAM Annual Meeting
Portland, Oregon. July 8-13, 2018.

Isaac Michael
Sponsor: Dr. Fritz Gesztesy

"Birman-Hardy-Rellich-type Inequalities and Refinements"
SIAM Texas-Louisiana Sectional Meeting 2018 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. October 5-7, 2018.

Chong Sun
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"Pricing Model Equations"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. January 16-19, 2019.

Erica Swindle
Sponsor: Dr. Jon Harrison

"Spectral Properties of Quantum Circulant Graphs"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. January 16-19, 2019.

Mechanical Engineering

Nathaniel Blackman
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Foreign Object Identification within Carbon Fiber Laminates using Pulse‐Echo Ultrasonic"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 5-7, 2018 .

Benjamin Blandford
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"A Nondestructive Approach to Determine the Extent and Depth of Internal Damage in Carbon Fiber Laminates"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 4-7, 2018 .

Jingdong Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"The Application of Fused Filament Fabrication in Evaluating of Rheological Property of Polymers and Polymer Composites"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 5-7, 2018 .

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Fiber orientation in large scale deposition and its effect on the thermal properties of deposited beads"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 4-7, 2018 .

Delin Jiang
Sponsor: Dr. Stanley Ling

"Effect of inlet gas turbulence on air-blast atomization"
14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization & Spray Systems
Chicago, Illinois. July 22-26, 2018.

George Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Garner

"Simulation and Measurement of Dynamic On-Body Electromagnetic Wave Propagations with Motion Capture Techniques"
APS-URSI 2018
Boston, Massachusetts. July 11-13, 2018.

"Validation of an Arm-Swinging Human Phantom Model for the Study of Wireless Body Area Networks"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting Boulder
Boulder, Colorado. January 9-12, 2019.

Daniel Paul Pulipati
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Study of Variations in Recycled Polymer and Fiber Properties on Composite Structures Performance using Constitutive Modeling within Finite Elements"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 4-7, 2018 .

Jackson Ramsey
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Weakly Coupled Thermomechanical Topology Optimization and Large-Scale Polymer Deposition"
Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 13-15, 2018.

"Weakly Coupled Thermomechanical Topology Optimization and Large-Scale Polymer Deposition"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 5-7, 2018 .

Timothy Russell
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Initial Fiber Orientation Effects on Predicting Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Large Volume, Fused Filament Composites"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 5-7, 2018 .

Jordan Sakakeeny
Sponsor: Dr. Stanley Ling

"Direct Numerical Simulation of a Thin Film Over a NACA 0012 Airfoil"
AIAA Aviation Forum
Atlanta, Georgia. June 24-26, 2018.

Timothy Shannon
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen McClain

"A Novel Method for Constructing Analog Roughness Patterns to Replicate Ice Accretion Characteristics"
AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. June 25-29, 2018.

Zhaogui Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas E. Smith

"Screw Swirling Effects on Fiber Orientation Distribution in Large Scale Polymer Composite Additive Manufacturing"
29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 13-15, 2018.

"Effects of Fiber Aspect Ratio on Predicting Elastic Properties of Short Fiber Reinforced Composites Printed By Large Scale Additive Manufacturing"
Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 5-7, 2018 .

Bo Zhang
Sponsor: Dr. Stanley Ling

"Effect of fuel viscosity on the atomization of diesel and biodiesel fuels from a single-hole pressure atomizer"
14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems
Chicago, Illinois. July 22-26, 2018 .

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.

Museum Studies

Kirstin Rose-Bean
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Holcomb

"Pottery Forms, Household Judaism, and Sepphoris"
Shikhin Excavation Project
Nazareth, Israel. June 9-24, 2018.

"Beautiful Day in the (mostly empty) Neighborhood"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Music

Carl Feaster
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Marks

"Select Solo/Ensemble Performances"
Brevard Music Center
Brevard, North Carolina. June 11-August 8, 2018.

Nursing

Thea Nguyen
Sponsor: Dr. Kristi Feutz

"Medication Adherence in the Asian Population with Cardiovascular Diseases"
National Nurse Practitioner Symposium
Keystone, Colorado. July 20-22, 2018.

Philosophy

Ryan Bond
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"An Internal Problem in Schaffer's Argument for Priority Monism’ in The Internal Relatedness of All Things"
56th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Philosophical Society
Pensacola, Florida. September 28-29, 2018.

Nikolaus Breiner
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Wolterstorff on Repetition and Reenactment in Liturgy"
Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers 2018 Biennial Meeting 
Wingate, North Carolina. October 12-14, 2018.

Kelly Kate Crossland
Sponsor: Dr. James Marcum

"Virtuous Professionalism and Sustainable Financial Performance: A Balanced Scorecard Approach"
20th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society
Barcelona, Spain. July 2-3, 2018.

Joseph Griffith
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Seminar Participant"
The Moral Foundations of the American Constitutional Order
Princeton, New Jersey. June 10-15, 2018.

Sabrina Little
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"A Provocation against Developmental Virtues"
National Political Science Association (NPSA) annual conference 
Montreal, Canada. November 7-11, 2018.

"The Trivium: Revisiting Ancient Strategies for Character Formation"
Virtues: Local or Universal? (Jubilee Character Center) at Oriel College
Oxford, England. January 3-5, 2019.

Derek McAllister         
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Reclaiming Telos in Mental Health"
Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) 2018 annual meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 13-15, 2018.

"Aligning with Lives of Faith in Depression"
American Academy of Religion (AAR) 2018 annual meeting
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Caroline Paddock
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Learning Morality from Experience: A Reply to Kant on Behalf of Aquinas"
Alabama Philosophical Association Annual Meeting
Pensacola, Florida. September 28-29, 2018.

"Can Aquinas Save Human Rights from Macintyre's Critiques?"
American Catholic Philosophical Association 
San Diego, California. November 8-11, 2018.

Joseph Rea      
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"The Problem of Relevant Causal Chains"
American Catholic Philosophical Association
San Diego, California. November 8-11, 2018.

Brandon Rickabaugh
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Pruss

"Seeing Darkly: Divine Hiddenness and the Hidden Self"
Evangelical Philosophical Society 
Denver, Colorado. November 12-16, 2018.

"A Combination Problem of Emergent Dualism"
Dualism is the 21st Century
Budapest, Hungary. December 4-10, 2018.

Benjamin Rusch
Sponsor: Dr. Francis Beckwith

"Specifically Human Practical Reason"
American Catholic Philosophical Association 2018 Annual Meeting 
San Diego, California. November 8-11, 2018.

Matthew Sandwisch
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Theory and Practice in Ethics and Epistemology"
Michael Polanyi and the Post-Critical Turn Conference
Nashotah, Wisconsin. June 6-9, 2018.

David Skowronski       
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"The Unrepentant God"
Evangelical Philosophical Society 2018 National Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. November 13-15, 2018.

Christopher Tomaszewski
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"The Supplemented Soul: Thomistic Corruptionism and Mereology"
2018 Symposium Thomisticum
Athens, Greece. June 7-9, 2018.

"Collapsing the Modal Collapse Argument"
40th Anniversary SCP Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan. September 13-16, 2018.

Robert Verrill
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"On the Superposition of Cat States"
First Biennial Midwest Summer School in Philosophy of Physics
Chicago, Illinois. July 22-27, 2018.

Michael Willenborg
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"A New Defense of a New Defense of Perfect Being Theism"
Philosophy of Religion Conference
Haifa, Israel. June 12-14, 2018.

Physics

Khandaker Sharmin Ashrafi     
Sponsor: Dr. Lorin Matthews

"Mapping the Ion Wake and Electric Field Inside a Glass Box"
60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Portland, Oregon. November 5-9, 2018 .

Zhiyue Ding  
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"Nonlinear mode coupling through 1:2 internal resonance for dust pair in complex plasma"
60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Portland, Oregon. November 5-9, 2018 .

Sudip Gurung
Sponsor: Dr. Howard Lee

"Atomic layer deposition of ultra-thin and smooth Al-doped ZnO for zero-index photonics"
Gordon Research Conference
Newry, Maine. July 8-13, 2018.

"Atomic layer deposition of aluminum doped zinc-oxide thin films for zero-index optics"
2018 Joint Fall Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and Zone 13 of the SPS 
Houston, Texas. October 19-20,2018.

Khant Minn
Sponsor: Dr. Howard Lee

"Optical Nano-antenna on Photonic Crystal Fiber"
2018 Joint Fall Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and Zone 13 of the SPS 
Houston, Texas. October 19-20, 2018.

Travis Whyte
Sponsor: Dr. Walter Wilcox

"Lattice Subtraction Methods at Low Quark Mass"
2018 Joint Fall Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and Zone 13 of the SPS 
Houston, Texas. October 19-21, 2018.

Jingyi Yang
Sponsor: Dr. Howard Lee

"Photonic crystal fiber metalens"
Gordon Research Conference
Newry, Maine. July 8-13, 2018.

"Photonic Crystal Fiber Metalens Enabled by Geometric Phase Optical Metasurface"
2018 Material Research Society Fall Meeting 
Boston, Massachusetts. November 25-30, 2018.

Political Science

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"The Beginning of the Nicomachean Ethics: Predecessors, Architects, and Listeners"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference 
Montreal, Canada. November 8-10, 2018.

"Ethical Virtue, Habituation, and Human Beginnings in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics"
Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference
Austin, Texas. January 17-19, 2019.

Jacob Boros
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Warren G. Harding and the Development of the Modern Presidency"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference 
Montreal, Canada. November 8-10, 2018.

Clinton Condra
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Wilson's International Relations Thought (1); Swift's International Relations Thought (2)"
Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Conference
Dahlonega, Georgia. July 9-11-2018.

Catherine Craig
Sponsor: Dr. Ann Ward

"Images of Socrates: Poetry and Politics in Plato's Statesman"
Northern Association of Political Science 
Montreal, Canada. November 8-11, 2018.

Elizabeth Goyette
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"The Political and Trans-political Character of Justice for Aristotle"
British International Studies Association 43rd Annual Conference 2018
Bath, England. June 13-15, 2018.

Joseph Griffith
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"The Voice of Nature and the Parent-Child Relationship: An American Common Law Understanding of Parents’ Rights to Direct their Children’s Education"
The 2018 Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Boston, Massachusetts. August 30 - September 1, 2018.

Marjorie Jeffrey
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Winston Churchill on Friendship in International Relations"
Transatlantic Studies Association
Dahlonega, Georgia. July 9-11, 2018.

"Churchill's Marlborough: War and Diplomacy in and Aristocratic Age"
American Political Science Association Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. August 30-September 2, 2018.

Hannah Norman
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"Moral Foundations of the Constitutional Order, panel discussant"
James Madison Institute
Princeton, New Jersey. June 10-15, 2018.

"Friendship is Far Better: An Analysis of Odysseus' Role in Homer's Iliad"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference 
Montreal, Canada. November 8-10, 2018.

Nathan Orlando
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"What’s in a Throne: Game of Thrones and Contemporary Ideas of Political Legitimacy"
Northeastern Political Science Association 
Montreal, Canada on November 8-10, 2018.

Miriel Reneau
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Justice Alito's Resistance to Rule-Based Jurisprudence in Constitutional Cases"
American Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. August 30-September 2, 2018.

Christopher Ruiz
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Montesquieu, China, and Human Rights"
American Political Science Association
Boston, Massachusetts. August 30-September 2, 2018.

Jeremy Schmuck
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Interwar International Law and Organizations' Influences on the Anglo-American Transition"
British International Studies Association
Bath, United Kingdom. June 13-15, 2018.

Ben Slomski
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"John F. Kennedy as Political Thinker: Vigorous Leadership & Public Morality"
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference 
Montreal, Canada. November 8-10, 2018.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Matthew Binder
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"A Comparison of the Avisoft (5.2) and Ultravox (2.0) Recording Systems: Implications for Early Life Communication and Vocalization Research in Mouse Models"
Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California. November 2-7, 2018.

"Hyperactive mTOR Signaling Results in Sex and Age Specific Differences in Early Life Communication "
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting 
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 29-December 4, 2018.

Chenlu Gao
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Scullin

"Gender moderates the relationship between sleep and educational learning outcomes"
32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies
Baltimore, Maryland. June 2-6, 2018.

"Age-Related Decline in Prospective Memory Consolidation is Mediated by REM Sleep"
Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting 
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 15-18, 2018.

Meredith Hoyland
Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Latendresse

"A Latent Class Analysis of DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorder Criteria in the National Epidemiologic Study of Alcohol and Related Conditions-III"
Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism
San Diego, California. June 16-20, 2018.

Alexis Humenik
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"An Evaluation of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-Brief for Use with Adolescent Offenders"
American Psychological Association Annual Convention
San Francisco, California. August 9-12, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Examining Associations between Urgency and Cyberchondria"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention 
Washington, D.C. November 15-18, 2018.

Anne Kleinsasser
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Further Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Mental Health Anxiety Inventory (MHAI)"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 
Washington, D.C. November 15-18, 2018.

Courtney Kurinec
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"Reducing the “Illusion of Memory Knowledge: ‘Improving Jurors’ Understanding of Factors That Influence Eyewitness Memory"
59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 15-18, 2018.

Katherine Magnuson
Sponsor: Dr. Stacy Ryan

"A Focus Group Study on SMS Support for Parents of Teens Exiting Substance Use Treatment"
2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention
San Francisco, California. August 9-12, 2018.

Brittany Nesbitt
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"What did the eyewitness see? Mock juror perceptions of eyewitness evidence"
Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting 
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 15-18, 2018.

Suzanne Nolan
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"The acute and long-term impact of prenatal dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids on the behavioral phenotype of the Fmr1 knockout mouse"
25th Annual PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society Meeting
Miami Beach, Florida. June 6-9, 2018.

"Dietary rescue of adult behavioral deficits in the Fmr1 knockout mouse"
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2018 
San Diego, California. November 3-7, 2018.

Amanda Proctor
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Methods for Reducing Socially Desirable Response Bias when Assessing Couple Relationship Functioning: An Investigation of the Couple Resilience Inventory"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 52nd Annual Convention 
Washington, D.C. November 15-18, 2018.

Meilin Jia-Richards
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Subjective Not Objective Executive Functioning Predicts Prolematic Alcohol Use in College Students"
Research Society on Alcoholism
San Diego, California. June 16-20, 2018.

Alannah Rivers
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Intimate Partner Support in the Mind's Eye: Using Visualization to Assess Two Dimensions of Perceived Support"
International Association of Relationship Research
Fort Collins, Colorado. July 12-16 2018.

Rejena Lynae Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"It’s only a matter of time: Hypnotizability and therapeutic effects of hypnosis"
The XXI World Congress of Medical and Clinical Hypnosis
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 22-25, 2018.

"Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy Reduces Anxiety Among Post-Menopausal Women"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 69th Annual Workshops & Scientific Program
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 10-14, 2018.

Laurie Russell
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Betrayal Trauma Predicts Negative Self-Perception Above and Beyond Observed Behavior in Trauma-Exposed Adolescents"
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Washington, D.C. November 8-10 2018.

Kiley Schneider
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Desired Retribution in Divorcing Couples: A New Scale Explains Unique Variance in Co-parenting and Child Outcomes"
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 52nd Annual Convention
Washington, D.C. November 15-18, 2018.

Brittany Sherrill
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Couples coping when their children have medical conditions: Negative couple behavior is more consequential than positive behavior or relationship satisfaction"
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 52nd Annual Convention
Washington, D.C. November 15-18, 2018.

Lauren Simicich
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Preliminary Findings on the Elkins Hypnotizability Scale: Validity and Reliability within a Targeted Clinical Sample"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 69th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 10-14, 2018.

Samuel Stork
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Exploring The Relationship Between Psychological Flexibility and Consequences of Substance Use in Juvenile Offenders: The Predictive Validity of Defused Acceptance"
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference
Montreal, Quebec. July 25-30, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Preliminary Results: Examining the Feasibility of the EHS as a Therapeutic Measure"
2018 Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 10-14, 2018.

Paige Womble
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Cytokine Expression and Sickness Behavior Following Lipopolysaccharide Stimulation in the Fmr1 Knockout Mouse"
Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California. November 2-7, 2018.

Public Health

 

Religion

Jeremiah Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"Lessons on Manhood from Lady Ekklesia: Hermas's Characterization in Visions 1-4"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Gregory Barnhill
Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal Parsons

"Textual Criticism and Lukan Studies: The (Dis)connect between the Two"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Susan Benton
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"Qohelet on Possessions and Luke's Rich Fool"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Thomas Breedlove       
Sponsor: Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Suffering and Spectacle in Gregory of Nyssa's Famine Sermons"
American Academy of Religion 
Denver, Colorado. November 16-20, 2018.

William Briggs      
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Washing Away Gender Roles? Water as Unsettling and Reinforcing Gender Dynamics in Nahum"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 16-20, 2018.

Jon-Michael Carman
Sponsor:Dr. Kelly Iverson

"Socio-Economic Straficiation in 3 John"
Christian Scholars Conference
Nashville, Tennessee. June 6-8, 2018.

Lacy Crocker
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Liminal Lady: The ‘Woman in the Window’ in Iconography and the Hebrew Bible"
Brain Bag Colloquium Series in the Department of Religious Studies
University of Miami in Miami, Florida. November 9, 2018.

"Framing the ‘Woman in the Window’: Liminality in Iconography and the Hebrew Bible"
Society of Biblical Literature National Conference 
Denver, Colorado. November 16-20, 2018.

Tyler Davis
Sponsor:Dr. Jonathon Tran

"Black Eschatology: On the Reception of Karl Barth in the Work of James Cone"
2018 Annual Karl Barth Conference
Princeton, New Jersey. June 17-20, 2018.

Alex Fogleman
Sponsor:Dr. Daniel Williams

"Becoming the Song of Christ: Musical Theologizing in Augustine's en. Ps. 32"
Patristic Medieval Renaissance Conference 
Villanova, Pennsylvania. October 4-6, 2018.

"Discordance and Harmony in Roman North Africa: Ethnicity, Paganism, and Orthodoxy in Augustine's Theology of Music"
American Society in Church History
Chicago, Illinois. January 3-7, 2019.

Malcolm Foley
Sponsor:Dr. Doug Weaver

"Black Pastors Defending Black Bodies: Lynching and the Church"
History and the Search for Meaning: The Conference on Faith and History at 50
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4 - 6, 2018.

"All-Consuming Fire: Diverse Responses to A Lynching Culture"
American Society of Church History Winter Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. January 4-6, 2019.

Cara Forney
Sponsor: Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"Reconsidering the Death of Saul: Just What Was He Afraid Of?"
Society of Biblical Literature/ American Academy of Religion 
Denver, Colorado. November 16-20, 2018.

Daniel Glover
Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal Parsons

"Left for Dead: The Scheintod Motif in the Greco-Roman Novels and Acts of the Apostles"
Society of Biblical Literature/ American Academy of Religion 
Denver, Colorado. November 16-19, 2018.

Kazuyuki Hayashi       
Sponsor: Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"Lions and Cattle and Cherubim as Sacred Boundary Markers on the Solomonic Temple and Ancient Near Eastern Monumental Architecture"
American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 14-17, 2018.

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Temple: The Notion of twb and rʿ in Nehemiah `-1 in Light of Persian Era Inscriptions"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Nathan Hays    
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Priestly Contempt for the Cult in Malachi? The Interlocutors in Mal 1:7b, 12b"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Chwi Kim   
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma in the Book of Psalms"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Nicholas Krause
Sponsor:Dr. Jonathon Tran

"Production, Distribution, and the Aesthetics of Creation in Augustine"
North American Patristics Society
Chicago, Illinois on June 24-26, 2018.

"Henri de Lubac, Ecclesial Courage, and Christian Resistance to Fascism"
American Academy of Religion 
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Laura Lysen
Sponsor:Dr. Paul Martens

"Doctoral Research"
Conduct interview and site visits for cross border food systems
San Diego, California. December 4-18, 2018.

Tom Millay
Sponsor:Dr. Paul Martens

"Against Human Flourishing: The Continuing Relevance of Kierkegaard's Asceticism"
International Kierkegaard Conference
Northfield, Minnesota. June 13-17, 2018.

Scott Prather
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Contending for the Truth: Premillennialism, churches of Christ, and the Gospel Advocate"
Christian Scholars Conference
Nashville, Tennessee. June 5-8, 2018.

"Richard Whitford’s A Werke for Houholders: A Woman’s Role in a Penitent Home"
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference 
Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 1-4, 2018.

Jacob Randolph
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Weaver

"Polemic as Catechesis: Instruction and Opposition in the First Anabaptist Catechism"
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference 
Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 1-4, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Luther the Learned: University Education and Masculine Identity"
American Society of Church History
Chicago, Illinois. January 4-7, 2019.

Kevin Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Bellinger

"'Can You Hear Me Now?...Good!’: A Deaf Adder and the Threat to the Righteous in Psalm 58:5-6"
2018 SBL Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 17-20, 2018.

Joshua Smith
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"'The Wonderful Judgments of God"
Conference for Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-7, 2018.

"Those Bedeviled Foreigners - Gresbeck's Account of Münster"
American Society of Church History
Chicago, Illinois. January 3-6, 2019.

Cody Strecker
Sponsor: Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Ephrem's Poetic Theology of Providence"
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Summer Institute
Dalton, Pennsylvania. June 3-8, 2018.

"Poetic God, Poetic Theology"
AAR Annual Meeting 
Denver, Colorado. November 16-20, 2018.

James Swinney
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"When Yahweh Goes to War"
Christian Scholars Conference
Nashville, Tennessee. June 8-10, 2018.

"Ethnogenesis and Theogenesis"
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
Denver, Colorado. November 16-21, 2018.

Steven Tyra
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"‘As through Fire’: Johannes Bugenhagen's Doctrine of Purgatory and the Formation of Evangelical Identity"
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 1-4, 2018.

Anna Wells     
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Women on the Move from a Global Perspective: A Gendered Analysis of Saints' Lives in Medieval Ethiopia and Europe"
Conference on Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 2018.

Lucinda Yang
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Weaver

"New Madrid Earthquakes of the Cherokee Nation: Women Shaken and Bonded"
Conference for Faith and History
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 4-6, 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

Daniel Allen
Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Rios

"What graduate students want: Examining indicators of doctoral student satisfaction across departments"
Southwestern Social Science Association
Orlando, Florida. October 10-14, 2018.

Rebecca Bonhag
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Secular and Religious Predictors of Gender Traditionalism among Men and Women"
SSSR - Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 24-28, 2018.

Jason Burtt
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Participation at the Scala Foundation"
Rediscovering Integral Humanism
Oxford, England, United Kingdom. June 28 - July 9, 2018.

Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Veiled Religion: Simmel's Sociology of Secrecy and Religious Economies"
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 11-14, 2018.

James Davidson
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"The New Culture Wars: How Religion, Race, and Education are shaping the new battleground"
SSSR- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 24-28, 2018.

Edwin Eschler
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"In the Shadow of the Valley of Death: Insecurity and Miracles in Latin America"
SSSR- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 26-28, 2018.

Hannah Evans
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Fight the Power: Patricia Hill Collins' Intellectual Activism in Trump's America"
National Women’s Studies Association 
Atlanta, Georgia. November 8-11, 2018.

Amanda Hernandez
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Intersections of Gender Traditionalism and Sacralization"
80TH Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 11-13, 2018.

"Fight the Power: Patricia Hill Collins' Intellectual Activism in Trump's America"
National Women’s Studies Association 
Atlanta, Georgia. November 8-11, 2018.

Yingling Liu
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Don't close our schools! Using mixed methodologies to propose a strategical plan to save the local failing schools"
Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology
Norfolk, Virginia. October 11-13, 2018.

Michael Lotspeich II
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Tolbert

"Age, period, and cohort processes in institutional trust, as contextualized by economic change in nonmetropolitan communities"
2018 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society
Portland, Oregon. July 26-29, 2018.

Hannah Schaefer
Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Park

"Shades of Nationalism: Comparing Race, Class, and Gender Identity with Christian Nationalist Attitudes in 2016 America"
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 10-12, 2018.

Bethany Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Tolbert

"Racial Disparities in the Foster Care System"
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 11-13, 2018.

Cory Sugg       
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Religion and Pornography in a Connected Age"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 26-28, 2018.

Kenneth Vaughan
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Skepticism and Openness toward Refugees in Europe: Individual and National Level Religious Explanations"
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 11-14, 2018.

"Religion and Attitudes toward Refugees: Evidence from the European Social Survey"
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 
Las Vegas, Nevada. October 25-28, 2018.

Renae Wilkinson
Sponsor: Dr. Matthew Andersson

"Degrees of Quality: How High School Quality Shapes Educational Health Disparities"
2018 Conference for the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
Washington, D.C. October 3-5, 2018.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Religion and Trust: Turkish Case"
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Seattle, Washington. August 19-21, 2018.

Statistical Science

Jinjie Chen
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Bayesian Spatial Modeling for Under-reported Count Data"
Deming Conference 
Atlantic City, New Jersey. December 3-7, 2018.

Chris Elrod
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Polynomial Based Approximate Probability Distributions"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Vancouver, Canada. July 28-August 1, 2018.

Grant Innerst
Sponsor: Dr. David Kahle

"An Algebraic Approach to Minimum Chi-Square Estimation"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 16-19, 2019.

Melissa Innerst
Sponsor: Dr. Jack Tubbs

"A Comparison of ROC Regression Techniques"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Baltimore, Maryland. January 16-19, 2019.

Theatre

Casey Papas
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Manifesting Memories & Audience's Minds: Revolution of Spectacle from Avant-garde to Immersive Theatre ; Manifestos and Manifestations Roundtable Series: Manifesting Practice/Revolutionary Embodiment"
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Boston, Massachusetts. August 1-6, 2018.

Valerie Williams
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Manifesting Memories & Audience's Minds: Revolution of Spectacle from Avant-garde to Immersive Theatre ; Manifestos and Manifestations Roundtable Series: Manifesting Practice/Revolutionary Embodiment"
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Boston, Massachusetts. August 1-5, 2018.

"Work Harder, Not Smarter: Says Broadway to Female Playwrights"
Statera Foundation Conference 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 4-8, 2018.