April 22, 2013
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Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

Graduate School Recognizes Scholarly Activities

Graduate student Mollie Riggins presented her research titled “What People Think: Impressions of Disable People” during the fifth annual Graduate Research Symposium on April 12.

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University’s Graduate School showcased the scholarly activities of students at the master’s and doctoral levels during the annual Graduate Research Symposium on April 12, in the University Center Magnolia Room. 

“The event highlights the innovative research of our graduate students which is contributing new knowledge in their fields of study,” said Dr. James LaPlant, interim dean of the Graduate School and assistant vice president for research. “Fundamentally, the Graduate Research Symposium reflects the mentoring role of our graduate faculty in working with graduate students to produce high-impact research.” 

In its fifth year, the symposium has steadily grown with a record number 47 poster presentations this year. 

“The symposium provides an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to a campus-wide audience of faculty and fellow students,” said LaPlant. “Graduate students can discuss the evolution of their research, the methodology and research design of their project, and the next stages of their research as well as potential publication opportunities.” 

2013 Graduate Research Symposium Presenters: 

  • Fiifi A. Dadzie Comparison and Identification of Kryptolebias Marmoratus, Kryptolebias Ocelatus and their Hybrid “Gitmo” Using Gene Study
  • Tayler A. Jarvis Toxicity of Zno Nanoparticles to the Copepod, Acartia Tonsa, Exposed Through a Phytoplankton Diet
  • Antonio C. Ortiz Study of the Gene Regulatory Network for Sea Urchin Pigment Cells Development
  • Charles W. Wright Bridges as Refugia for Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages Through Drought Conditions
  • Jessica Gandy A Midwife’s Travail: Changes in the Art of Midwifery Between 1775 and 1888
  • Alexandra A. Melick Masquerade Fashion: Masking European Social Issues, 1814 – 1900
  • Phillip Williams Whites Executed in the U.S. for Murdering African-Americans 1739-1972
  • Kelly Godfrey Park Parents and Pipsqueaks: Observing Parent-Child Interaction in Public Parks
  • Kathryn Mathews: Deployment Effects to Military Families
  • Elizabeth Mueller Systemic Influence of Medical Diagnoses Upon Family Members: A Qualitative Literature Review
  • Anthony L. Potter and Dontea’ Mitchell-Hunter African-American Perceptions of the Mental Health Care System
  • Jordana Price An Exploration of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Experiences with ADHD and the Discrepancies Between Written Research
  • Joshua Waters and Jessica Moger Therapists’ Reflections: Working with Loss of Children and Young Adults
  • Sydney Earley The Role of Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition
  • Christan Marsh How Does the Acquisition of a Second Language Affect Cognition?
  • Ewelina B. Gad Sparks The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Employer-Sponsored Insurance, Employers, and Employees: The Case of the Langdale Company
  • Beatriz Potter Retention and Academic Achievement in Online Courses: A Case in Spanish Courses
  • Kristy Singletary Andragogical Principles that Work in the Multicultural College English Classroom
  • Amanda Alexander Tangible Homework Assignments for an Adult with Apraxia Speech
  • Lauren Camara and Lydia Fleming Effects of Bolus Characteristics on the Normal Swallow
  • Rebecca Golden The Use of Storybook Visuals to Elicit Verbal Responses to WH Questions
  • Sara Lively Generated and Traditional Language Sample Analysis
  • Corie Parfitt The Effects of Delayed Auditory Feedback on Fluent Identical Twins
  • Mollie Riggins What People Think: Impressions of Disabled People
  • David Sampson Decreasing Off-Task Behaviors and Attention and Concentration Deficits in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Lauren Temmel Effects of Sugar on Attentiveness to a Task Under Normal and Elevated Consumption of Sugar
  • Charla Houston Allen Portraits of the Past-Perspectives for the Present: A Study of Segregated and Desegregated Public Schools in Early County, Georgia 1960-1981
  • Alisande Fountain Mayer Factors that Predict Student Achievement in Georgia Public Schools
  • Doel A. Parrilla Improving Student Health Centers by Incorporating Mental Health Wellness
  • Sarah Cain Effectiveness of Positive Adult Interaction in Reading and Taking More Accelerated Reading Tests
  • Kimberly Walden Increasing Appropriate Behavior During Transition for an Elementar-Aged Student with Autism
  • Julie Wislon Effectiveness of Grant Based Afterschool Programs in Raising Classroom Grades
  • Robert A. Griffin Effect of Rosetta Stone on English Language Proficiency Scores of Secondary School English Learners
  • Jennifer Head Effects of Mathematics Acceleration on Achievement, Perception, and Behavior in Low-Performing Secondary Students
  • Amy L. Ellison Overconfident and Overwhelmed: Examining Research Anxiety in Millennial First-Year Undergraduates
  • Jennifer Lautzenheiser Services to the Aging at Perry Public Library as Measured by the ALA Guidelines for Services to Older Adults
  • Gladys Sone A Model for the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Lori Tomlinson and Susan Bellinger Hypertension Protocol Update for Use in the Partnership Health Center of Lowndes County
  • Shauna Daniels The New Civil Rights: An In Depth Look at Same Sex Marriage
  • Aelred Bernard Dean History of Same Sex Marriage and Civil Union in the United States
  • Cynthia L. Doss A Compendium on Risk Assessment in the Clinical Environment
  • James Eustis The Veteran’s Administration (VA) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Gerilyn Pepin The Effectiveness of Praise on During Pre-School Children’s Development Years
  • Brandi Porter The Effectiveness of Utilizing Repetition to Increase Academic Sills for a Kindergarten Student
  • Rochelle Schube Impact of Affordable Care Act on Client Assistance in Rural Communities