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

Sevinj Iskandarova received a grant to present "The Effect of Cross-Cultural Differences on Team Performance Within an Educational Setting: A mixed methods study" at the Graduate Research Symposium at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Assessment & Measurement

Kelly Foelber received a grant to present "Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling" and "Match Me If You Can: Strategies for Finding a Match Using Propensity Score Techniques" at the Northeastern Educational Research Association in Trumbull, CT.

Heather Harris received a grant to present (1) "Making it personal:  The utility of person-centered analyses in academic research" (2) "Birds of a feather learn together:  Learning community outcomes assessment using propensity score matching" (3) "Finding the near-perfect match:  Best practices for implementation propensity score matching methods" at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Trumbull, CT.

Madison Holzman received a grant to present "Enhancing Student Learning: A Multi-year Implementation Fidelity Assessment of Orientation" at the American College Personal Association, Montreal in Quebec, Canada, March 6-9, 2016.

Elisabeth Pyburn received a grant to present (1)"Making It personal:  The utility of person-centered analyses in academic research" and "Birds of a feather learn together:  Learning community outcomes assessment using propensity score matching" at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Trumbull, CT.

Biology

Yulhea Kim received a grant to present "Postural modulation of the nociceptive withdrawal response of the tail in intact, unanaesthetized rats. Dependence of the nociceptive withdrawal response of the tail on stimulus location and intensity" at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

Kevin Libuit received a grant to present "Multiple Genes Encoding Resistance to Human Clinical Antibiotics Identified on Captured Stream Plasmids" at the ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, MA.

Kelly Livernoche received a grant to present "The effect of conventional versus rotational cattle management on pasture soil carbon; implications for climate change" at the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Concord, NC.

Katelyn Walters received a grant to present "Prioritizing eastern hemlock trees for secondary imidacloprid treatment in Shenandoah National Park" at the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Concord, NC.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Laura Jones received a grant to present "Classroom Management Strategies for the Professional School Counselor" at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention 2015 in Hot Springs, VA.

Hayley O'Brien received a grant to present "How Counselors Can Use Yoga in the Treatment of Eating Disorders" at the Virginia Counselors Association in Hot Springs, VA.

Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical and School Psychology

Mandi Eggenberger received a grant to present Planning Skills in Children: Development, Trajectory, and Interventions" at the National Association for School Psychologistsin New Orleans, LA.

Whitney Giesing received a grant to present "Promoting Childrens Self-Regulation Through a Game-Based Approach" at the National Association of School Psychologists in New Orleans, LA.

Molly Kennedy received a grant to present "Well-Being in Adolescent Girls: From Theory to Intervention" at the National Association for School Psychology in New Orleans, LA.

Jennifer Mills received a grant to present "Well-Being in Adolescent Girls: From Theory to Intervention" at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Mariafe Panizo received a grant to present "Brief Paper: Moment-by-moment therapeutic focus on attachment-based mechanisms of change in interpersonal reconstructive therapy" at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) in Dublin, Ireland.

Bridget Smith received a grant to present "Well-Being in Adolescent Girls: From Theory to Intervention" at the National Association for School Psychology in New Orleans, LA.

Communication & Advocacy

Erin Casey received a grant to present "(Re)Presenting Theory: Reimagined Graduate Study Instruction of Communication Theory" and "Discourses of Madness and Me: Critical Examinations of Western Discourses of Madness and Psychiatry" at the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, MD.

Claire Habel received a grant to present "(Re)Presenting Theory: Reimagined Graduate Study Instruction of Communication Theory" at the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, MD.

Kathryn Marie Lese received a grant to present "Lab Rats and Guinea Pigs:  A Burkean Approach to Rhetorical Framing in Anti-Marijuana Campaigns" at the National Communication Association in Las Vegas, NV

Katrina Miles received a grant to present "A Critical-Rhetorical Case Study of the Queer Politics of Dan Savage" at the National Communication Association Conference, in Las Vegas, NV.

Ashley Reynolds received a grant to present "(Re)Presenting Theory: Reimagined Graduate Study Instruction of Communication Theory" at the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, MD.

Leanna Smithberger received a grant to present "Is More Really Better? Framing Political Issues and Citizen Efficacy" at the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, MD.

Austin Woodruff received a grant to present "(Re)Presenting Theory: Reimagined Graduate Study Instruction of Communication Theory" at the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Vieth received a grant to present "Google Glass and Public Relations: The Use of Optical Head-Mounted Displays in Building Dialogue" at the National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Danika DiPalma received a grant to present "Case Simulations to Assess Graduate SLP Clinical Decision-Making" at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference 2015.

Sofia Gane received a grant to present "Towards a Deployable Stereo-Hearing Testing System" at AudiologyNOW in Phoenix, AZ.

Lauren Maher received a grant to present "Quality of Life Indicies in Brain Injury:  A Pilot Investigation" at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conference (ASHA) in Denver, CO.

Michael Morikawa received a grant to present "Effects of Age and Musical Experience on Melodic Contour ID and Sentence Recognition by Children" at the AudiologyNOW (American Academy of Audiology) in Phoenix, AZ.

Elizbaeth E. Nottingham received a grant to present (1) "National Survey on Use of Simulations in Undergraduate and Graduate Training in CSD Programs" (2) "Practices Supporting Breastfeeding and Oral Development in the NICU:  A Case Report" at the American Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conference (ASHA) in Denver, CO.

Mary Ellen (Molly) Scherer received a grant to present "The Effects of Age on the Perception of Frequency in Noise" at the SHAV Conference 2016 in Chantilly, VA.

Alexandra Short received a grant to present "Efficacy of Digital Otoscopy in Telemedicine" at the Audiology Now (African Academy of Audiology) in Phoenix, AZ, April 13-16, 2016.

Melissa Teller received a grant to present "Effect of Age on ABRs in Mice with EphA4 Mutations" at the American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ.

Counseling and Supervision

Matthew Bukowski received a grant to present "Mindfulness Outside the Box: Nature Connection as a tool for Counselor Self-Care" at the Virginia Counselors Association in Hot Springs, VA.

Anne Metz received a grant to present "Title IX and Counselor Educators:  Roles and Responsibilities" at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Daria White received a grant to present "Awe, Joy, and Flow of Time - Cultural Comparative Analysis of Positive Emotions" at the Association for Counseling Education and Supervision in Philadelphia, PA.

Education

Courtney Crawley received a grant to present "Improving Science Instruction With A 3D Printer" at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development in Chantilly, VA.

Zachary Jernigan received a grant to present "Improving Science Instruction With A 3D Printer" at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Professional Development Institute in Chantilly, VA.

Paul Mumaw received a grant to present "Improving Science Instruction With A 3D Printer" at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute in Chantilly, VA.

Benjamin Ryan received a grant to present "Improving Science Instruction With A 3D Printer" at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute in Chantilly, VA.

Rachael Schneider received a grant to present "Improving Science Instruction With A 3D Printer" at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute in Chantilly, VA.

Education - Secondary

Joshua Pagac received a grant to present "Service Learning" at the 50th Annual Conference of Virginia Social Studies Educators in Norfolk, VA.

Education - TESOL

Christina Laprad received a grant to present “Conducting Action Research with English Language Learners: Cultivating Reflective Practitioners” at the Virginia ESL Supervisors’ Association in Williamsburg, VA, January 28-29, 2016.

Kristi Fletcher received a grant to present "Incorporating Action Research into a TESOL Teacher Preparation Program" at the Virginia TESOL Conference in Newport News, VA.

Calah Mortensen received a grant to present “Conducting Action Research with English Language Learners: Cultivating Reflective Practitioners” at the Virginia ESL Supervisors’ Association in Williamsburg, VA, January 28-29, 2016.

English

Payton Mink received a grant to present "And She is Dead: Feigned Death and Ideal Love in Much Ado About Nothing" at the CEA Conference 2016: Creation in Denver, CO.

Esther Nafziger received a grant to present "Is True Love True: A Lacanian Look at Love in Sonnet 138" at the College English Association Conference 2016 in Denver, CO.

Mackenzie Oberndorfer received a grant to present "I Am I: Language that Perverts the Divine and Propogates Evil in Richard III" at the College English Association in Denver, CO.

Douglas Stephens IV received a grant to present "The Evolution of a Creative: Juxtaposing Titus Andronicus and Richard II" at the College English Association 47th Annual Conference in Denver, CO.

Health Sciences

Rachel Gregory received a grant to present "A Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet Combined with 6 Weeks of CrossFit Training Improves Body Composition and Performance" at the NSCA 2016 National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA.

Joan A. Mandelson received a grant to present "Sprint Interval vs. Moderate Intensity Training and Effects on Framingham Score in Prediabetic Women" at the ACSM National Conference in Boston, MA.

Kinesiology

Paul Roberson received a grant to present "Carbohydrate Mouth Rinsing Enhances Late-Exercise Sprint Performance in Fatigued Cyclists" at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Music

Natalie Doughty received a grant to present "From Harmony to Estrangement: The Women's Sections as the Dramatic Crux of The Rape of Lucretia" at the College Music Society - Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (46th), Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, February 26-27, 2016.

Sebastian Haboczki received a grant to present "La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini" - singing the role of Ruggiero with orchestra at the Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy.

Melissa McCann received a grant to present "La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini" - singing the role of Magda with orchestra at the Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy.

Occupational Therapy

Caitlin Anzalone and Kelly Rebholz received grants to present "Reducing Challenging Behaviors in Preschool Children through an Emotion Regulation Skills Group" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2016.

Caitlin Cheresnowsky and Elizabeth Coit received grants to present "On Track to Understanding the Relationship of Running on Motor Skills, Balance and Self-Concept in Adolescents with Hearing and Visual Impairments" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (AOTA) and Expo in Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2016.

Kathryn Diaz received a grant to present "Therapeutic Gardening:  Harvesting Memories and Environmental Considerations" at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Kelly Frye received a grant to present "Exploring the Effects of Dance as a Therapeutic Media to Assess Attunement in Co-occupation Between Primary Caregiver and Infant at the Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Natalie Perez received a grant to present "Exploring the Effects of Dance as a Therapeutic Media to Assess Attunement Between Primary Caregiver and Infant" at the Annual Conference for the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Kiley Petencin received a grant to present "Therapeutic Gardening:  Harvesting, Memories and Environmental Considerations" at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Chelsea Lambright and Christine Tuebner received grants to present "The Effects of Ball Chairs on Engagement and Postural Control in a Second Grade Classroom" at the American Occupational Therapy Association in Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2016.

Jordan Remington and Michelle Bloomfield received grants to present "Facilitatory Cultural Competence Among Students in Health Care" at the AOTA National Conference 2016, Chicago, IL.

Political Science

Audrey Lievens received a grant to present "How Does Institutional Setting Affect Legislators' Use of Twitter as a Representational Tool?" at the European Consortium for Political Research in Tirento, Italy.

Psychological Sciences

Kristen Campbell received a grant to present “A Comparison of Restorable and Unrestorable Defendants” at the American Psychology – Law Society in Atlanta, GA, March 10-12, 2016.

Charles Cowan received a grant to present "Sleep deprivation and voluntary alcohol consumption:  The neuroplasticity of chronic behaviors" at the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, IL.

Catherine Mathers received a grant to present "Effect of Foreign Accent on Lexical Retrieval, Veridical and False Memory" at the Psychonomics Conference in Chicago, IL.

Thai Quang Ong received a grant to present "Factor Analyzing Change Scores:  A Close Examination Through Lord's Paradox" at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference in Trumbull, CT.

Kristian Ponder received a grant to present "Sleep deprivation and voluntary alcohol consumption:  The neuroplasticity of chronic behaviors" at the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, IL.

Thomas E. Rigg received a grant to present "Modified PCIT for development delay:  Generalization across settings and sibling-child directed interaction to facilitate adaptive behaviors" at the Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) International Biannual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Derek Sauder received a grant to present "Challenging Conditions for MML and MHRM Estimation of Multidimensional IRT Models" at the National Council on Measurement in Education in Washington, D.C..

Cheryl Alyssa Welch received a grant to present “"What I Do Matters: Locus of Control and Health-Related Behaviors in College Students" at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA, January 28-30, 2016.

Casey Williamson received a grant to present "Context Effects in Phantom Recollection in Older and Younger Adults" at the Cognitive Aging in Atlanta, GA.

Psychology

Chad Doerr received a grant to present "Physical Activity and Children:  Contribution to Learning and Well-Being" at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in Indianapolis, IN.

Public Administration

Gabrielle Henderson received a grant to present "Ice, Ice, Maybe? An Analysis of Viral Fundraising and Charity Brand Awareness, Donor Perceptions, and Intention to Donate" at the ARNOVA in Chicago, IL.

School Counseling

Pierre Durant received a grant to present "Helping Counselors Support First-Generation College Students in Multi-culturally Sensitive Ways:  Career Exploration and Decision Making" at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention 2015 in Hot Springs, VA.

Anda Weaver received a grant to present "Classroom Management Strategies for School Counselors" at the Virginia Counselor's Association in Hot Springs, VA.

Nancy Windsor received a grant to present "Altruism, Service Learning, Purpose in Life, and Positive Global Change" at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Kennesaw, GA.

School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Alyse Lehrke received a grant to present "Leading Work-Life Innovation: The impact of leader-follower interaction on follower perceptions of work-life practices in a virtual work context" at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium in Rhodes, Greece.

Samuel Nickels received a grant to present "Does the media creat Stigma? A study from El Salvador" at the Mental Health of America Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Samiullah Nuristani received a grant to present "Leadership Development: Exploring Current State of Research" at the Tobias Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication

Mackenzie Kelley received a grant to present "Disabled Bodies at Work: Meaningful Participation in Sports" at the University of Texas at Arlington English Graduate Conference: Bodies at Work in Arlington, Texas.

Jennifer Oskin received a grant to present "Pioneering the Biogosphere:  Ree Drummond's Enormous Digital Scrapbook" at the Feminisms and Rhetorics in Tempe, AZ.

Past Travel Grant Recipients

2018-2019 Travel Grants

2017-2018 Travel Grants

2016-2017 Travel Grants

2014-2015 Travel Grants

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