JMU’s Fifth Annual Three Minute Thesis competition was held Friday, January 21, 2022.  The Competition was held in person, and we asked the students also to create a video of their presentation as well. The videos are viewable below.

Jaclyn Tolchin won the first place prize with their presentation. In second place was Lara Leggio, and in third Arta Sejdiu. Telena Turner’s presentation won the People’s Choice award based on votes from the audience.

Christian Brown

Christian Brown, Biology, M.S.

"Modeling red spruce restoration potential under current and future predicted climate change in Virginia"

Advisor: Heather Griscom

Lara Leggio

Lara Leggio, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Au.D.

"Counselling in Clinical Practice for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Audiologists"

Advisor: Yingjiu Nie

Julia Portmann

Julia Portmann, Biology, M.S.

"Assessing key stream restoration practices in an agriculturally impaired Chesapeake Bay sub-watershed"


Advisor: Bruce Wiggins

Arta Sedjiu

Arta Sejdiu, Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, M.A.

"Positive and Negative Transfers of Rhetorical Awareness that Students Bring from High School to College: A case study at James Madison University"

Advisor: Kurt Schick

Jaclyn Tolchin

Jaclyn Tolchin, Biology, M.S.

"Does the song of a vocal mimic reflect changes in avian acoustic communities across an urban gradient?"

Advisor: Dana Moseley

Telena Turner

Telena Turner, Communication and Advocacy, M.A.

"Performance of Work and Community by Women Employed in Rural, Predominately White, Small-town Schools"

Advisor: Kathryn Hobson

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