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 Resources Development

Sevinj Iskandarova received a grant to present "Diversity & Difference: A Study of International Students Attending US Graduate Programs" at the 14th Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March 20-21, 2015. Also, Sevinj received an additional grant to present "Beyond the Walls of JMU:  The Many Faces of the Adult Learner:  At School, at Work and in the Community" at the 16th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Penn State, PA, September 29-30, 2015.

Assessment & Measurement

Kelly Foelber received a grant to present "Factor Analyzing Change Scores from the Civic-Mindedness Scale at the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), Chicago, Illinois, April 15-19, 2015. Also, Kelly 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, Trumbull, CT, October 21-23, 2015.

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, Trumbull, CT, October 21-23, 2015.

Elisabeth Pyburn 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" at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Trumbull, CT, October 21-23, 2015.

Courtney Sanders received a grant to present "Your Time Away: Performance Assessment of Student Learning During Suspension" at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), Lexington, Kentucky, June 1-3, 2015.

Kristen Smith received a grant to present “Barriers to Using Assessment Results for Improvement: Ambiguous & Inconsistent Communication” at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 16, 20, 2015.

Mandalyn Swanson received a grant to present “But It Doesn't Count: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Student Test-Taking Motivation in Low-Stakes Testing” at the Northeastern Educational Research Association meeting in Trubull, CT.

Biology

Barry Edgar received a grant to present "The Effect of Controlled Burns on Abundance of Woody Species at Buck Mountain, West Virginia" at the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Chattanooga, TN, April1-4, 2015.

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, Chicago, IL, October 17-21, 2015.

Steven McBride received a grant to present "Effect of Converting to Organic Turkey Rearing Practices on Antibiotic Resistance of Enterococci from Used Litter" at the American Society for Microbiology - General Meeting 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 30-June 2, 2015.

Katelyn Walters received a grant to present "The Effect of Slope Aspect on the Efficiency of Treating Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) Tree with Imidacloprid for the Suppression of the Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelgies Tusgae) at the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Chattanooga, TN, April 1-4, 2015.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hayley O’Brien received a grant to present "How Counselors Can Use Yoga in the Treatment of Eating Disorders" at the Virginia Counselors Association, Hot Springs, VA, November 5-7, 2015.

Laura Jones received a grant to present "Classroom Management Strategies for the Professional School Counselor" at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention 2015, Hot Springs, VA, November 5-7, 2015.

College Student Personnel Administration

Dakota Bennett and Teal Golden received a grant to present "Using Brief Counseling in Appreciative Advising: Techniques & Resources for the New Advisor" at the NACADA Region 2, Richmond, VA, March 18-20, 2015.

Madison Holzman received a grant to present "Your Time Away: Performance Assessment of Student Learning During Suspension" at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), Lexington, Kentucky, June 1-3, 2015.

Combined-Integrated Clinical and School 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, Indianapolis, IN, October 12-18, 2015.

Mary Ireland received a grant to present "Be A Team Player!  Play Therapy:  A Collaborative Approach" at the 32nd Annual Association for Play Therapy Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 8-10, 2015.

Jennifer Mills received a grant to present "Assessing and Addressing the College Student Mental Health Crisis" & "What Works: Evidence-Based Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents at the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA March 5-7, 2015.

Communication & Advocacy

Jaclyn D. Carroll received a grant to present “Soysage gests & the fragile sex: Paranoid Eating in Men's Health Magazine at the Western States Communication Association Convention, Spokane, WA, February 20-24, 2015.

Alex Davenport received a grant to present “Problematic Populations, Critiquing & Repairing a Sierra Club Program The Rhetorical Construction of Queer Motherhood: Investigating the Rhetoric of Judy Bonds” at the Western States Communication Association Convention, Spokane, WA, February 20-24, 2015.

Nicole Hudak received a grant to present "Sex Talk: Rape Myth Acceptance and Willingness to Communicate About Sex" (Top Student Presentation Award) & "College students' attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control about seasonal flu and flu vaccines: Factors for promotion" at the DC Health Communication Conference, Fairfax, VA, April 17-18, 2015.

William Scott King received a grant to present “Preparing Local Candidates for Public Forums & Debates” at the RootsCamp, Washington, DC, December 12-14, 2014.

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, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015.

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, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015.

Ethan Smith received a grant to present "Sex Talk: Rape Myth Acceptance and Willingness to Communicate about Sex" and "College Students' Attitudes, Subjective Norms, and Perceived Control about Seasonal Flue and Flue Vaccines: Factors for Promotion" at the DC Health Communication Conference in Fairfax, VA, April 17-18, 2015.

Leanna Smithberger received a grant to present "Framing the Public Discourse Across Time: National Issues Forums Issue Guides on Immigration the U.S. (198-2013)" at the 106th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention, Philadelphia April 22-26, 2015. Also, Leanna received a grant to present "Finding the Fine Line:  The Empowering Role of the Facilitator" at the National Communication Association 101st Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015.

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, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-21, 2015.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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), Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2015.

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) , Denver, CO, November 12-14, 2015.

Carrie Rountrey received a grant to present "Comparing Speech Functions in Persons with Parkinson's Disease in Clinical and Home Environments" at the Advances in Qualitative Laryngoscopy, Voice & Speech Research, London, April 8-10, 2015.

Communication Sciences and Disorders – Aud. D.

Sarah Lynn McClements received a grant to present Release from Masking: Behavioral & Physiological Masking Level Differences at the American Auditory Society Annual Scientific & Technology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, March 5-7, 2015.

Haley Ann Athey received a grant to present Listening Fatigue at Adverse Signal to Noise Ratios at the American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, March 25-28, 2015.

Allison Grace McGrath received a grant to present Test-Retest Reliability of Wideband Absorbance Measures in Young & Old Adults at the American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, March 25-28, 2015.

Mandy Robertson received a grant to present The Effects of Aging on Wideband Acoustic Immittance at the American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, March 25-28, 2015.

Alexandra Short received a grant to present Relative Weight of Temporal Envelope for Speech Perception Across Speech Frequency Regions in Children & Adults at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Midwinter Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 21-25, 2015.

Michelle Gerringer received a grant to present The Effect of EphA4 Signaling Mutations on Auditory Function at the 2015 American Auditory Society's Scientific & Technical Conference, Phoenix, AZ March 5-7, 2015.

Seng Mun Wong received a grant to present The Effects of Laryngeal Vibrotactile Stimulation on Swallowing Frequency in Dysphagic Patients: A Pilot Study at the Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting 2015 Chicago, IL March 11-15, 2015.

Communication Sciences and Disorders - Speech/Language Pathology

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, November 11-15, 2015.

Counseling and Supervision

Anne Metz received a grant to present "Title IX and Counselor Educators:  Roles and Responsibilities" at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 7-11, 2015.

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, Philadelphia, PA, October 7-10, 2015.

Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology

Nicole Gilbertson and Kathryn L. Hilovsky received a grant to present Sprint Interval versus Moderate Intensity Training and Body Composition in Prediabetics: A Pilot Study at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, California, May 26-30, 2015.

Alec McKenzie and Paul Robertson received a grant to present Effects of Protein Supplementation During Intensified Cycling Training on Cardiorespiratory Adaptations and Body Weight & Effects of Protein Supplementation During 10 Days of Intensified Cycling Training on Indices of Muscle Disruption and Performance at the American College of Sports Medicine in Miami, FL.

Mark Pataky received a grant to present The Influence of Caffeine Ingestion and Mouth Rinsing on 3km Cycling Performance at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, February 13, 2015.

Education

Courtney Crawley, Zachary Jernigan, Paul Mumaw, Benjamin Ryan, and Rachael Schneider received a grant to present "Improving Science Instruction With A 3D Printer" at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development, Chantilly, VA, November 19-21, 2015.

Education - Secondary Education

Emily Chapin, Thomas Benns, Lauren Smith, Kerry Anderson, Joseph Wieland, Brian Schwenk, and Megan Thurston received a grant to present Assembling Inquiry-Based Lesson Plans with Online Resources at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute in Roanoke, VA.

Joshua Pagac received a grant to present “Service Learning” at the 50th Annual Conference of Virginia Social Studies Educators, Norfolk, VA, October 15-17, 2015.

Nadia El-Yaouti received a grant to present Looking Back to Looking Forward, Reflecting on our Best Practice Lessons and Ideas: How my Teacher Preparation Program Addresses Reflection & Incorporates 'old' and 'new' Best Practices at the Virginia Association of Teachers of English, Williamsburg, VA, October 11, 2014.

Education - TESOL

Kristi Fletcher received a grant to present "Incorporating Action Research into a TESOL Teacher Preparation Program" at the Virginia TESOL Conference, Newport News, VA, October 10, 2015.

Music

Guilherne Andreas Maciel Nascimento received a grant to present Flute Solo/Ensemble Performances at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, DC.

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Joan Mandelson received a grant to present Sprint Interval versus Moderate Intensity Training and Body Composition in Prediabetics: A Pilot Study at the ACSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, May 27-30, 2015.

Occupational Therapy

Shannon Allen received a grant to present Caregiver Perceptions of the Value of Support Networks in a Pediatric Clinic at the American Occupational Therapy Association (ATA) Annual Conference Nashville, TN, April 16-19, 2015.

Michelle Bloomfield received a grant to present "Facilitatory Cultural Competence Among Students in Health Care" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (AOTA), Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2015.

Bryan Davis received a grant to present Caregiver Perceptions of the Value of Support Networks in a Pediatric Clinic at the American Occupational Therapy Association ATA Annual Conference Nashville, TN, April 16-19, 2015.

Kathryn Diaz received a grant to present "Therapeutic Gardening:  Harvesting Memories and Environmental Considerations" at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 17-18, 2015.

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, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 1-3, 2015.

Melody Harris received a grant to present Exploring Disability on the Island of Crete, Greece From Different Cultural Lenses at the American Occupational Therapy Association ATA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 16-19, 2015.

Kaitlin Harman, Ashlee Walsh, Amanda Miller, Christina Cornick, Hannah Whittaker, and Danielle Boyd received a grant to present The Benefits of Therapeutic Gardening in Occupational Therapy at the North Carolina State Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Winston Salem, NC.

Christopher Lenox received a grant to present Caregiver Perceptions of the Value of Support Networks in a Pediatric Clinic at the American Occupational Therapy Association (ATA) Annual Conference Nashville, TN, April 16-19, 2015.

Gina Markle received a grant to present Exploring Disability on the Island of Crete, Greece From Different Cultural Lenses at the American Occupational Therapy Association ATA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 16-19, 2015.

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:  U.S.A., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 1-3, 2015.

Kiley Petencin received a grant to present "Therapeutic Gardening:  Harvesting, Memories and Environmental Considerations" at the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 17-18, 2015.

Jordan Remington received a grant to present "Facilitatory Cultural Competence Among Students in Health Care" at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference (AOTA) 2016, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2015.

Political Science – EUPS

Margaret Schmelzinger received a grant to present Exploring Variation in MEPs Adoption and use of Twitter as a Representation Tool at the European Union Studies Association Conference Boston, MA, March 5-7, 2015.

Ryan Prusator received a grant to present A Portrait of the New Italian NEPs: Women, Young, and ….Revolutionary? at the European Union Studies Association Conference Boston, MA, March 5-7, 2015.

Public Administration

David (AJ) Good received a grant to present Predicting Success: Perceived Cohesion Among Graduate Students at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 16-20, 2015.

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 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA), Chicago, IL, November 19-21, 2015.

Joshua Kingett received a grant to present Step It Up: Improving Health & Nutrition Outcomes for At-Risk Youth at the Beyond School Hours National Conference Orlando, FL,February 18-21, 2015.

Psychological Sciences

Lindsey M. Anmuth received a grant to present Assessing and Addressing the 'College Student Mental Health Crisis' at the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA March 5-7, 2015

Jason Cha received a grant to present Digital Media and Children: Implications for School Psychology Practice at the National Association of School Psychology (NASP), Orlando, FL, February 2015

Charles Cowan received a grant to present "Sleep deprivation and voluntary alcohol consumption:  The neuroplasticity of chronic behaviors" at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, October 17-21, 2015.

Heather Harris received a grant to present An Investigation of the Dimensionality and Measurement Properties of the Revised Interpersonal and Problem-Solving Scale at the Northeastern Educational Research Association meeting in Trubull, CT.

Catherine Mathers received a grant to present "Effect of Foreign Accent on Lexical Retrieval, Veridical and False Memory" at the Psychonomics Conference, Chicago, IL, November 19-22,2015.

Carolyn Miesen received a grant to present Motivational Filtering: A Comparison of Test-specific versus Global Measures of Student Effort at the Northeastern Educational Research Association meeting in Trubull, CT.

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, Trumbull, CT, October 20-23, 2015.

Kristan Ponder received a grant to present Sleep-Deprivation's Effect on Alcohol Consumption: Evidence for a Bi-directional Relationship at the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Seattle, Washington, June 6-10, 2015. Also, Kristan received a grant to present "Sleep deprivation and voluntary alcohol consumption:  The neuroplasticity of chronic behaviors" at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, October 17-21, 2015.

Elisabeth Pyburn received a grant to present A Psychometric evaluation of the Miami University Diversity Awareness Subscales and International Student Success: An Application of cluster analysis to predict GPA at the Northeastern Educational Research Association meeting in Trubull, CT.

Cathryn Richmond received a grant to present What Do Drawing Tasks Measure in Serious Mental Illness? A Preliminary Analysis Using The Boston Qualitative Scoring System for the Rey Complex Figure Copy at the International Neurological Society meeting in Denver, CO.

John Sessoms received a grant to present Predicting Change in Examinee Effort on Low-Stakes Tests at the Northeastern Educational Research Association meeting in Trubull, CT.

Sancho Sequeira received a grant to present Sleep-Deprivation's Effect on Alcohol Consumption: Evidence for a Bi-directional Relationship at the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Seattle, Washington, June 6-10, 2015.

Casey Williamson received a grant to present The Effect of Sleep Consolidation on Detailed False Memory at the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Seattle, Washington, June 6-10, 2015.

Psychological Sciences - Behavioral Analysis

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, Pittsburgh, PA, September 30-October 2, 2015.

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, Hot Springs, VA, November 5-7, 2015.

Angela Strite received a grant to present The More We Get Together, The Happier We'll Be: Successful Collaboration Between School Counselors & the Community at the Virginia Counseling Association meeting in Williamsburg, VA.

Anda Weaver received a grant to present "Classroom Management Strategies for School Counselors" at the Virginia Counselor's Association, Hot Springs, VA, November 5-7, 2015.

Sport & Recreation Leadership – Campus Recreation Leadership Track

Heather Gately and Sarah Sheppard received a grant to present The Emotionally Intelligent Team at the NIRSA Annual Conference and Expo, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, TX, March 30-April 2, 2015.

Strategic Leadership Studies

Kofi S. Adimado received a grant to present The Virtual Civil Society at the Annual Conference of the Association on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2014.

Daisha M. Merritt received a grant to present Nonprofit Governance Structure: Understanding Governance Policies, Practices, and Procedures to Increase Accountability and Transparency at the Annual Conference of the Association on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Denver, CO, November 18-22, 2014.

Laura Hunt Trull received a grant to present Are Head Start Family Service Worker Qualities Related to Family Service Utilization?A Research Report at the Virginia Head Start Association Annual Conference, Abingdon, VA, March 26, 2015.

Studio Art-MFA

Patricia Drummond received a grant to present The Misconception of Knowing, the Invention of Time; Curiosities & Introspections of Vernacular Photography at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference, New Orleans, March 12-15, 2015.

Jon Henry received a grant to present Old Furnace Artist Residency at Imaging America meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Tara Ott received a grant to present Adult 'Tamper' Tantrum at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference, New Orleans, March 12-15, 2015.

Ellen Reid received a grant to present Un-coding Maps of the Body at the Un-coding Maps of the Body, Movers Lab, Berlin, Germany, May 15-17, 2015.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

Brooke Covington received a grant to present According to the North: Larry Brown Country as Third World America at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015.

Justin Grandinetti received a grant to present Vigilantes, Digilantes, and Superheroes: Rhetoric Outside the Law at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference New Orleans, LA, April 1-4, 2015.

Edrees M. Nawabi received a grant to present The Monstering of Diabetes: An Alternative Rhetorical Analysis at the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, FL, March 18-21, 2015.

Jennifer Oskin received a grant to present "Pioneering the Biogosphere:  Ree Drummond's Enormous Digital Scrapbook" at the Feminisms and Rhetorics, Tempe, AZ, October 28-31, 2015.

Erin Rider received a grant to present Public Scholars, Public Scholarship: Internet Culture in the Classroom at the MAPACA Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 6-8, 2014.

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