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

Art/Studio Art

Sarah Phillips received a grant to display “Negative Spaces", Art Rooms Fair Roma, Rome, Italy, March 20-25, 2019.

Assessment & Measurement

Nikole Gregg received a grant to present “Tips and Tricks to Effectively Communicate Results: Best Practices in Data Visualization” and "Using a Tree-like Item Structure to Disentangle Response Styles and Trait Information" at The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Conference, Toronto, Canada, April 4-8, 2019.

Beth Perkins received a grant to present “Predicting Examinee Effort and Test Performance from Change in Emotions During a Test: A Latent Growth Model" and "Examining the Functioning of Test Emotion Items Across Testing Platforms and Gender: A Measurement Invariance Study" at the European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Brussels, Belgium, July 4-11, 2019.

Glenn Waterbury received grants to present “(Parvaspina collina) Populations in Virginia Streams” at The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Conference, Toronto, Canada, April 4-8, 2019. 

Audiology

Abigail Compton received a grant to present “Speech Understanding and Listening Effort in Noise with a New Speech Processing Algorithm” at the Speech & Hearing Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, March 6-9, 2019.

Logan Faust received a grant to present “The Test, Re-test Reliability of Binaural-Processing Tasks at Home Versus a Clinical Environment” at the Ruth Symposium in Harrisonburg, VA, October 19-20, 2018.

Sarah Wagner received a grant to present “Effect of Hair Covering on Hearing Aid Directional Benefit” at the Speech & Hearing Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, March 6-9, 2019

Biology

Madeline Berg received a grant to present “Urban Stream Restoration: Conveyance and Material Processing Channels” at the Society of Ecological Restoration Conference- New England Chapter in New Haven, CT, October 11-13, 2018.

Hannah Eisemann received a grant to present “Investigating Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis) Populations Above and Below Waterfalls” at the Maryland Water monitoring Council Annual Conference, North Linthicum, MD, December 6-7, 2018.

Melissa Encinias received a grant to present “Divergence of Male Mating Preferences in Sympatric Calopteryx aequabilis and C. maculata Populations” at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) Conference, in Memphis, TN, April 3-6, 2019

Morgan Hussey received a grant to present “Determining the effects of urbanization on the song of a vocal mimic, the gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)” at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2-6, 2019.

Tyler Kovacs received a grant to present “Assessing reforestation practices utilizing herpetological assemblages in the dry forests of the Azuero Peninsula, Panama" at The Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference, Memphis, TN, April 3-6, 2019.

Bailie Lavan received a grant to present “An Approach to Oyster Reef Restoration: Examining the Effect of Instertitial Space on Eastern Oysters” at the Aquaculture 2019 Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 7-11, 2019.

Jacob Peters received a grant to present “Quantification of intelligible influences on the growth and distribution of American ginseng: Habitat modeling and field studies” at the Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2-6, 2019.

Christine Verdream received a grant to present “Habitat Utilization and Impact of Flooding on James Spinymussel (Parvaspina collina) Populations in Virginia Streams” at the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, San Antonio, TX, April 14-18, 2019.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Sarah Brown received a grant to present "Technology and Teens: When the Fear of Missing Out Becomes Dangerous" at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA, November 8-10, 2018.

College Student Personnel Administration

Aaren Bare received a grant to present “Meet your Match: How Theory-Based Measures Hep Connect Outcomes and Programming." and "Friend Not Foe: Using Theory to Develop Impactful Programs" at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Conference, Boston, MA March 3-6, 2019.

Combined-Integrated Clinical and School Psychology

Sarah Anolik received a grant to present "Attachment and Cultural Systems Model of Sexual Violence" at the International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, California, September 6-9, 2018.

Connesia Handford received a grant to present “The School Psychologist Role in Addressing Racial Trauma" at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Atlanta, GA, February 26-March 2, 2019

Christian D. Haase & Liz Holthaus received grants to present “Trauma Informed Care: A Framework for Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Its Impact on Athletes” at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada, October 3-7, 2018.

Julia Dobner-Pereira received a grant to present “Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy: Overview and Application using Experiential Interventions within Individual and Group Psychotherapy" at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 5-15, 2019.

Paulihna Sorbi received a grant to present “Overview of Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy" at the Society for the Exploration of Pschotherapy Integration 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, June 6-8, 2019.

Eliza Stucker received a grant to present “Spiritual care in clinical practice: using professional chaplaincy to address values dimensions of therapeutic care in Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT)" at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 4-9, 2019.

Communication & Advocacy

Amanda Dabney received a grant to present “Risk Information Exchange During Pregnancy: Exploring Women's Perceptions of Risk Communication with Providers During Pregnancy" at the DC Health Communication Conference, Fairfax, VA. April 26-27, 2019

Ryan "Chase" Dunn received a grant to present “"You Sir Are a Hypocrite": Responses to Pence's MLK Day Tweets as Attention Intervention” at the Carolinas Communication Association Conference in Charlotte, NC, September 28-29, 2018.

Everett Brubaker received a grant to present “No we're not kidding': Environmental messagine by conservatives, for conservatives Panel: "Strategies for environmental communication in the age of Trump" at Western States Communication Association Convention, Seattle, WA, February 21-25, 2019.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Erin Clinard received a grant to present 1) "Translating an Oral Feeding Readiness Case Study into a High-Fidelity Simulation" 2) "Integrating High-Fidelity Simulation into Pediatric Dysphagia Coursework" 3) "Implementing Computer-Based Simulation in the University Clinic: Leasons Learned" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Boston, MA, November, 14-18, 2018.

Lindsay Griffin received a grant to present "Establishing Effective Amplitude Criterion for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Boston, MA, November, 14-18, 2018.

Michelle Lenhart received a grant to present "Syntax interventions for students who struggle with literacy: A systematic review" at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI, June 6-8, 2019.

Danielle Moss received a grant to present "Examination of Morpho-Syntactic Production in Bahamian Creole English-Speaking Children" at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI June 6-8, 2019.

Danika Pfeiffer received a grant to present 1) "Graduate Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Occupational Therapists’ Engagement in Interprofessional Emergent Writing Interventions" 2) "Three Ways to Incorporate Interprofessional Education into Your CSD Program" 3) "Interprofessional Practice for the School-Based SLP" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Boston, MA, November, 14-18, 2018.

Counseling & Supervision

Mina Attia received a grant to present “Exploring Foreign-born Counselors' Professional Identity Development and Acculturation Experiences” at the Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision in Myrtle Beach, SC, October 11-13, 2018.

Stephanie Chalk received a grant to present “Offering Encouragement in Crisis Counseling” at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA, November 8-10, 2018, and "Multicultural Considerations of Post-Traumatic Growth Following Crisis and Trauma" at the MR-CA 2019 Annual Conference, in Naples, IT. August 28-September 4, 2019

Cierra R. Davis received a grant to present “Implications for Counselor Educators who work with Church Mentoring Programs” at the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in Hampton, VA, February 23, 2019.

Stewart Nafziger received a grant to present “From Countertransference to Co-transference” at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA, November 8-10, 2018.

Peace Ningabire received a grant to present “How do we fit in? The voice of international students in counseling degree programs” at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA, November 8-10, 2018.

Bryan A. Pecoraro received a grant to present 1) "Music, Moves, and Metaphors: Using Creative Supervision Techniques" 2) "Creative Strategies to Transform Academic Trajectories for Homeless Youth” at the Virginia School Counselor Association in Hampton, VA, October 17-19, 2018.

Charles Shepard received a grant to present “Resolving Conflicts of Conscience: A New Perspective to Bridge the Divide Between Professional Counselors of Faith and LGBTQ+ Clients” at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA, November 8-10, 2018.

Brittany Williams received a grant to present “Advocacy Counseling with African American Clients: Challenges and Ethical Responsibilities” at the Law and Ethics in Counseling Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 18-22, 2019.

Education

Bria LeeAnn Coleman & Taylor Guckert received grants to present "We are the Change" and "Adding Diverse Literature into the Classroom" at the Virginia Association for Teaching English in Roanoke, VA, October 12-14, 2018.

Laura Mills & Paulina Nguyen received grants to present "Newcomer Programs: Supporting the Needs of Immigrant Students" at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum 25th Annual Conference in Dallas, TX, October 3-6, 2018.

Education - Middle 

Ashely Caron received a grant to present “Host Your Own Family Night” at the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2019 Annual Convention, Farmville, VA, March 6-9, 2019.

Education - Secondary 

Laura VanDemark received a grant to present “AVID Tutor Training: Strengthening Connections Between Field Experience and Coursework” at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada, April 5-7, 2019.

English

Marina Shafik received a grant to present "Civilized Slaveholding: Narratives of Slavery, Race, and Modern Citizenship in the Cherokee Nation" at the English Graduate Student Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, January 31- February 2, 2019.

Health Sciences

Kristen Byrne received a grant to present “Effect of Moderate Intensity Exercise Training on Heart Rate Variability in Obese Adults During Exercise" at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Academy of Sports Medicine, Greenville, SC, February 14-16, 2019.

Higher Education Assessment Certificate

Kristen Shrewsbury received a grant to present "Culturally Sustaining Assessment: Praxis to Advance Justice Against Isolation and Disconnection" at the Virginia School Counselor Association in Hampton, VA, October 17-19, 2018.

History

Emily Innes received a grant to present "Friends, Freedom, and Females: How Quakerism Helped the Grimke Sisters Become Abolitionists" at the CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference, New York, NY, May 9-11, 2019.

Matthew Wingfield received a grant to present "The Virilization of the Cuban Image in Post-Revolutionary Cuban Propaganda" at the LACS 18th Annual Stony Brook Graduate Conference, New York, NY, April 26-28, 2019.

Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology

Breanna Davidson received a grant to present “Moderate Intensity Exercise Training Improves Heart Rate Variability in Obese Adults During Acute Exercise Recovery” at the annual meeting of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, February 14-17, 2019.

Katherine Smith received a grant to present “Expiratory Flow Limitation in Elite Adolescent Cyclists During Exercise” at the at the annual meeting of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM), Greenville, SC, Febuary 14-16, 2019.

Music

John Nye received a grant to perform “Concerto No.1- Vladimir Peskin", at The National Trumpet Competition, Lexington, KY, March 13-17, 2019.

Occupational Therapy

Emily Alvaro received a grant to present “Exploring the Physiological, Emotional, and Behavioral Impact of a Nature-Based Intervention on at Risk Pre-Adolescent Girls” at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Colleen Dietrick received a grant to present “Exploring the Physiological, Emotional, and Behavioral Impact of a Nature-Based Intervention on at Risk Pre-Adolescent Girls” at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Becca Miller received a grant to present "The Effectiveness of Activity-Based Music Interventions on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Men with Parkinson's Disease" at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Deanna Moser received a grant to present "Considering Service Members Lived Experiences to Improve Quality of Care" at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Devin Nesselrodt received a grant to present "The Effects of Occupational Therapy Incorporating Animals on Stress Indicators for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder" at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Charis Okada received a grant to present “Exploring the Impact of a Reflection-Based Intervention on emotional Intelligence in Caregivers of Parkinson's Disease Patients” at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Wintergreen, VA, October 26-28, 2018.

Mackenzie Ross received a grant to present "The Effectiveness of Activity-Based Music Interventions on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Men with Parkinson's Disease" at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Haley West received a grant to present "The Effects of Occupational Therapy Incorporating Animals on Stress Indicators for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder" at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2019.

Charity Wilson received a grant to present “The Exploration of a Community Health Management Program with the Participation of Adults in a Subsidized Housing Community” at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Wintergreen, VA, October 26-28, 2018.

Political Science - European Union Policy Studies

Kathrine Hayes received a grant to present “Gendering Gamson's Law" at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. August 25-September 1, 2019

Chelsea Jones received a grant to present “Mainstreaming of Populism: Is Populism as a Political Style Becoming the New Norm?" at The 5th Prague Populism Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, May 26-28, 2019.

Psychological Sciences

Briana Craig received a grant to present “Mindset and Motivation: Attitudinal Predictors of First-Year Oral Communication Competence” at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Washington, DC, May 23-26, 2019.

Morgan Crewe received a grant to present “The effects of sleep deprivation and caffeine on the rodent Psychomotor Vigilance Task (rPVT)” at the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, California, November 3-6, 2018.

Maddison Miles received a grant to present “Metacognitive Moderators of Cogniphobia in a TBI Sample” at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), New York, NY, February 20-23, 2019.

Thomas Rohaly received a grant to present 1) "Predicting pitch's influence on instrument timbres and vowels" 2) "The Effect of the Similarity of Events on Change Deafness" 3)  "L2 Proficiency and Acoustic Deviation Modulates the Matched Interlanguage Speech Intelligibility Benefit" at the Psychonomic Society & Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting in New Orleans, LA, November 14-18, 2018.

Paulius Satkus received a grant to present "Examining the Functioning of Test Emotion Items across Testing Platforms and Gender: A Measurement Invariance Study" and "Predicting examinee effort and test performance from change in emotions during at test: A latent growth model" at the European Conference on Psychological Assessment, Brussels, Belgium, July 4-11, 2019.

Elena Segal provided training for child-directed interactions (CDI) to staff at an early intervention autism center in Lima, Peru during a residency from June 10-July 5.

Kathryn Thompson received grants to present "Mindset and Motivation: Attitudinal Predictors of First-Year Oral Communication Competence" at the Association for Psychological Sciences Convention, Washington, DC, May 23-26, 2019.

Public Administration

Anya Horning received a grant to present “The Impact of an Instrumental Approach to Mentoring on Early Elementary Mentees” at the Western Political Science Association Conference, San Diego, CA, April 18-20, 2019.

School Counseling

Rebecca Seymour received a grant to present “The Impact of Chronic Illness in Adolescence” at the Virginia School Counselor Association in Hampton, VA, October 17-19, 2018.

Kelsey Smith received a grant to present “Uprooted in Adolescence: Serving Refugee Students as School Counselors” at the Virginia School Counselor Association in Hampton, VA, October 17-19, 2018.

Speech and Language Pathology

Carrie Doyle & Emily Vayo received grants to present "Augmented Reality for At-Home Speech and Language Intervention" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Boston, MA, November 15-16, 2018

Sports and Recreational Leadership

Katie Regan received a grant to present "Taking Control of Your Wellnes" and "HIIT the Kettlebells" at the Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo, Wilmington, NC, February 22-24, 2019.

Strategic Leadership

Kyle McCarrell received a grant to present "Credentialing: A Study of Non-Credit to Credit Conversion Activities" at the Association of Institutional Research Forum, Denver, CO, May 28-31, 2019.

Samillah Nuristani received a grant to present "Corruption in Afghanistan: Exploring the link between governance quality and social capital" at the ARNOVA Asia Conference, Taichung, Taiwan, June 4-7, 2019.

Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communiation

Morgan Vega Gomez received a grant to travel to Capstone Internship Site Kore Press in Tucson, AZ, March 6-8, 2019 and present "Social Justice Activism through Creativity, Communication, and Literacy" at James Madison University's Annual Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities, April 17, 2019.

Past Travel Grant Recipients

2017-2018 Travel Grants

2016-2017 Travel Grants

2015-2016 Travel Grants

2014-2015 Travel Grants

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