The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the following students will receive student travel grants to present their work at professional conferences:

Adult Education & Human Resource Development

Kendra Hall received a grant to present "Diversifying Engaged Student Learning in HRD: A Project-Based Case Study with an Indigenous Community Development Organization" at the UFHRD Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, June 5-9, 2017.

Assessment & Measurement

Courtney Sanders received a grant to present "Substantive Change in Southern Liberal Arts Colleges: Scope, Type, Sources, and Implications" at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 25-27, 2017.

Heather Harris received a grant to present "Investigating the effect of covariate selection on treatment estimation when using propensity score matching techniques: A simulation study" at the Psychometric Society IMPS 2017 Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, July 16-22, 2017.

Kelly Foelber received a grant to present "1) Selecting a weighting scheme for a composite score: Theory and application 2) An application of multivariate generalizability theory to examine composite score reliability" at the 1) American Educational Research Association and the 2) National Council on Measurement in San Antonio, TX, April 27 - May 1, 2017.

Thai Quang Ong received a grant to present "The Spiritual Values/Religion Subscale of the Self-Description Questionnaire III: Testing Measurement Invariance Across Self-Identified Heterosexuals and Non-Heterosexuals" at the Association of Psychological Sciences in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.

Audiology

Abigail Compton received a grant to present "American Sign Language as a Foreign Language Equivalent at James Madison University" at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, November 18-19, 2016.

Kathleen Burns received a grant to present "Distractions in Hearing: Measuring Impulsivity in Service Members with mTBI" at the AudiologyNOW! Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 2017.

Alexandria Matz received a grant to present "The build-up of auditory stream segregation in adult cochlear implant users" at the AudiologyNOW! Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 2017.

Chelsea Barry received a grant to present "Premium versus Mid-Level Hearing Aids: Benchmarking of Signal Processing Features" at the AudiologyNOW! Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 2017.

Nicole Jones received a grant to present "Envelope-Following Responses and Effects of Cochlear Delay" at the AudiologyNOW! Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 2017.

Corinne O'Shaughnessy received a grant to present "Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Attitudes Toward Hearing Aids" at the AudiologyNOW! Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9, 2017.

Harley Wheeler received a grant to present "Build-up Effect of Auditory Stream Segregation Using Amplitude-Modulated Narrowband Noise" at the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prosthesis in Lake Tahoe, CA, July 16-21, 2017.

Biology

Kelly Livernoche received a grant to present "Does Rotational Cattle Management Increase Soil Carbon? Implications of Climate Change" at the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Montgomery, AL, March 29-April 1, 2017.

Jessie Mandirola received a grant to present "Oyster Reef Restoration Using Alternative Substrates" at the ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, HI, February 26-March 3, 2017.

Matthew Harris received a grant to present "Potential Benefits of Reforested Agricultural Riparian Zones for Bat Communities" at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Mammal Colloquium in Asheville, NC, February 16-18, 2017.

Jonathan Studio received a grant to present "Impacts of Light on Survival of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Eggs” at the 2017 Meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Lexington, VA, February 21-23, 2017.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Cassidy Gonzalez received a grant to present "Examining Altruism, Service Motivation, and Life Purpose among Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Service as a path to purpose in life)" at the Viktor Frankl Congress: The Future of Logotherapy in Vienna, Austria, September 20-25, 2016.

Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology

Mariafe Panizo received a grant to present "Predicted and Observed Patterns of Comobidity: A Test of the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy Theory of Personality Disorder Prototypes" at the National Society for Psychotherapy Research in Berkeley, CA, November 17-20, 2016.

Kirstin Drucker received a grant to present 1) "Emotion Regulation in the Classroom: Interventions for Teachers and Students” and 2) "Well-Being in Adolescent Girls: The Whole Child Approach" at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention 2017 in San Antonio, TX, February 20-24, 2017.

Virginia Larsen received a grant to present "Emotional Regulation in the Classroom: Strategies for Teachers and Students" at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX, February 20-22, 2017.

Communication & Advocacy

Audrey Cannon received a grant to present "Women Should #Always Be in the Kitchen: A Thematic Analysis of the Opposition to Procter & Gamble's "Like a Girl" Campaign" at the Florida Communication Conference in Orlando, FL, October 19-23, 2016.

Catherine Bruns received a grant to present 1) "History Has Its Eyes On You: A Burkean Analysis of Hamilton"; 2) "Distracted Speaker: Preparing Students for the Unprepared"; and 3) "Environmental Communication & The Flint Water Crisis: A Civic Calling for a Crisis Discipline" at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, November 10-12, 2016.

Daniel Vieth received a grant to present 1) "STI Talk: Gender Differences in College Student Communication Regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections" and 2) "Office Space: Proxemics and Power" at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, November 10-12, 2016.

Ashley Reynolds received a grant to present "STI Talk: Gender Differences in College Student Communication Regarding Sexually Transmitted Infections and Communication Privacy Management Theory" at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA, November 10-12, 2016.

Counseling and Supervision

Aimee Brickner received a grant to present 1) "Promoting the Vicarious Resilience of Counseling Students & Supervisees" 2) "Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth: The Supervisor and Counselor Educator's Role" at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) in New Orleans, LA, October 6-8, 2016.

Jamie Rice received a grant to present "Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth: The Supervisor and Counselor Educator's Role" at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) in New Orleans, LA, October 6-8, 2016.

Anne Metz received a grant to present "Strike While the Iron is Cold: The Recovery Benefits of Advance Directives" at the American Counseling Association conference in San Francisco, CA, March 16-20, 2017.

English

Liana Bayne received a grant to present "Bridging Empires: Technologies and Metaphors of Exlporation and Empire in Paradise Lost" at the SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It? In Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016.

Austin Shifflett received a grant to present "Montanvert and Sublime Performance in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" at the Living Landscapes: Explorations of Performance and Space in Greensboro, NC, March 17-18, 2017.

Kinesiology

Daniel Valcicak received a grant to present "Repeatability of Impedance Cardiography in the Measurement of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics during Exercise" at the American College of Sports Medicine National Conference in Denver, CO, May 30 - Jun 3, 2017.

Music

Jon Stapleton received a grant to present 1) “Making and Music Education”; 2) "The Maker Movement and Music Education: A Collective Case Study"; and 3) From Band Director to Music Teacher: Parallel Perspectives of a Pre-Service Music Teacher's Journey" at the International Society for Music Education 2016 World Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, July 23-30, 2016.

Natalie Doughty received a grant to present "Beyond the Hand Position: Teaching Principles of Injury Preventive Piano Technique to Young Students" at the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium in Jacksonville, FL, January 13-16, 2017.

Occupational Therapy

Hannah Fauber received a grant to present "Exploring the effects of a modified school-based yoga intervention on aggression and emotional regulation in children" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Megan Dwyer received a grant to present "The Impact of Occupation-Based Interventions on Affect Among Nursing Home Residents" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Chanele Molano & Hope Sadowski received grants to present "The Effect of Parent-Infant Swim Classes on Maternal Parenting Competence, Emotional Availability, and Aquatic Handling" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Emily Lupin & Lindsey Sawyer received grants to present "Examining the Benefits of a Community-based, Social Participation Intervention for Caregivers of Veterans: A Pilot Study" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Savanah Howe & Kathryn Tuebner received grants to present "Exploring the Effects of Creative Movement Based Groups on Co-occupations and Attachments Between Primary Caregivers and Infants" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Katrina Lauer & Torrey Bathurst received grants to present "The Impact of an Adventure-Based Program on Self-Concept and Social Interaction Skills in Adolescent Females" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Meaghan Smith received a grant to present "The Impact of Occupation-Based Interventions on Affect Among Nursing Home Residents" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Elyse Powderly & Christie Briskey received a grant to present "Exploring the Impact of an Occupation-based Group on Self-esteem and Self-concept in Childhood Cancer Survivors" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Clara Wright received a grant to present "Exploring perceived needs of mothers of young children with cleft lip and palate" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, PA, Mar 29-Apr 2, 2017.

Psychological Sciences

Kristen Campbell received a grant to present "Utility of the Inventory of Legal Knowledge in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting" at the American Psychology-Law Society in Seattle, WA, March 15-19, 2017.

Grant Ostrander received a grant to present "The Impact of Fertility Cues on Intrasexual Competition and Threat Perception" at the William and Mary Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg, VA, March 23-25, 2017.

Matthew Wolf received a grant to present 1) "Discounting in Pigeon: Water Discounting" and 2) "Discounting in the Pigeon: Conditioned Reinforcers" at the Society for Analysis of Behavior in Denver, CO, May 24-27, 2017.

Catherine Mathers received a grant to present "Motivation filtering for valid learning inferences: The motivation measure may not matter" at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention in Boston, MA, May 24-28, 2017.

Dylan Rutter received a grant to present 1) "Discounting in Pigeon: Water Discounting" and 2) "Discounting in the Pigeon: Conditioned Reinforcers" at the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior in Denver, CO, May 24-27, 2017.

Public Administration

Tom Braudaway received a grant to present "Are There Better Ways to Go?: The Identification of Best Practices to Enhance Service Delivery" at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration in Raleigh, NC, October 13-16, 2016.

School Psychology

Steven Powell received a grant to present "Font Fails to Improve Reading on Assessment Tests" at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX, February 21-24, 2017.

Sport and Recreation Leadership

Christopher Scroggins received a grant to present "Reverse integration through wheelchair basketball: Motivations and experiences of participants" at the North American Society for Sport Management in Denver, CO, May 31-Jun 4, 2017.

School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Terrence Fernsler received a grant to present "Are They Collaborating? Exploring Small to Mid-Size Nonprofits Collaborative Experiences" at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action in Washington D.C., November 17-19, 2016.

Roxann Allen received a grant to present 1) "Holding Ourselves Accountable: A Comparison of Accountability Mechanisms for Social Enterprises" and 2) "The Development of Undergraduate Education for Social at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action in Washington D.C., November 17-19, 2016.

Lisa Akers received a grant to present "The Reciprocating Effect of Nonprofit Hospital Community Development" at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action in Washington D.C., November 17-19, 2016.

Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication

Rodolfo "Rudy" Barrett received a grant to present "Nonwhite and Unbooked: the Perceived Ethnic Identity of Tutors' Names and its Effect on Scheduled Writing Consultations" at the International Writing Center Association Conference in Denver, CO, October 14-16, 2016.

Alys Sink received a grant to present "Graduate Success: A Holistic Professional Development Site" at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools 2017 in Annapolis, MD, March 2-5, 2017.

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