JMU Graduate Students Present at Annual Research Forum

From: Public Affairs

James Madison University graduate students presented their research in psychological sciences, occupational therapy and assessment and measurement March 4 at the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum in Richmond.

The JMU students were among more than 60 student presenters. The following presenters represented JMU:

Lindsey A. Mayberry of Virginia Beach, master’s degree student in psychological sciences
“The Relation Between Delay-Discounting and Disordered Eating in College Women”

James Koepfler of Winchester, master’s degree student in psychological sciences
“Predicting Police Aggression”

Ellyn Leighton-Herrmann of Williamsburg, master’s degree student in psychological sciences
“The Impact of Culture on Self-Objectification and Appearance Management Behaviors in College Females: A Path Analytic Model”

Allison Titus of Charlottesville and Tennille Handy of Bassett, both master’s degree students in occupational therapy
“An Exploration of United States Occupational Therapists’, Physical Therapists’ and Speech-Language Pathologists’ Views on the Benefits of Hippotherapy and Their Measurement”

Chris Orem of DeKalb, Ill., doctoral student in assessment and measurement
“Evaluating Learning Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education: James Madison University’s Rubric for Academic Programs”

Javarro Russell of Charleston, S.C., doctoral student in assessment and measurement
“An Investigation of Information Literacy at Four-Year Institutions and Community Colleges”

Sponsored by the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools, the forum showcases graduate student research and scholarship across Virginia, highlighting the benefits of graduate education to the economic, social and civic development of the commonwealth. Attendees included members of the General Assembly and their staffs, industry representatives, faculty and administrators from across the state and the general public.

JMU is one of 13 members of the VCGS. The others are Christopher Newport University, the College of William & Mary, George Mason University, Longwood University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, the University of Mary Washington, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.

More information about VCGS, and the research forum, may be found at http://www.vacgs.net.

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March 16, 2010