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Graduate Student Showcase


The Graduate College is proud to recognize our Graduate Students' scholarly accomplishments.  These accomplishments include presentations at professional meetings, publications, grants, scholarships, awards, leadership positions, special performances, etc.

graduate rising starsAlso visit our list of the:
Celebrity Classic Scholarship Recipients
College Tuition Fellowships
Graduate College Scholarship Awards
Texas State Graduate Excellence
Graduate Scholars Program Awards
Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
      (These awards are presented each April).


International Research Conference for Graduate Students


Distinguished Alumnus

Distinguished Texas State Biology Graduate Alumnus (1966) Dr. Ken Wilson will receive the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award on October 25, 2013 at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala organized by the Texas State Alumni Association.

Wilson has worked both in the biotechnology industry and taught at universities including at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The Wilsons have established the Wilson International Exchange Scholarship through the Center for International Studies at Texas State University. The scholarship allows faculty and students to carry out collaborative research and teaching in Cambodia and other parts of the world. For more information, please see the link below:

http://www.txstatealumni.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2013DistinguishedAlumni


Global Odyssey: Bobcats Exploring the Changing  World

The Graduate College cosponsored  a Common Experience exhibit titled, “A Global Odyssey: Bobcats Exploring the Changing World,” showcasing the transformative international experiences, both scholarly and cultural, of present and past Texas State students at the Alkek Library first floor exhibit space from Feb 1—March 3, 2013.

This exhibit highlighted the stories and cultural artifacts shared by 17 undergraduate and graduate students and illustrated the profound impact global experience had on them. The exhibit also showcased the global impact that Bobcats themselves are making. The exhibit was meant to serve as an inspiration to those who viewed it by making them more aware, equipped, empowered and responsible global citizens. The following are the graduate students/alumni who were featured in the exhibit:

Beatriz Gomez, MA, International Studies; David Kelsick, MA, International Studies; Sandra Magana, MA, International Studies; Lewis Madhlangobe, Ph.D., Education, 2009; Urs Middelhauve, MA, Mass Communication, 2001; Bharati Naik, MA Mass Communication, 2005; Renee Ness, MA, International Studies; Suvidha Samanth, Ph.D., Aquatic Resources; Oleksandra Sehin, Ph.D., Education; Yasmin Diallo Turk, Environmental Geography, Ph.D.; Tina Zigon, MA, English


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2013 - 2014

Ward Adams, Criminology, gave a poster with Marcus Felson entitled "Evidence That Crime Risk Oscillates With Distance From the Mall" at the The International Symposium on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) in Kerkrade, the Netherlands held June 16, 2014, through June 19, 2014.

Amy Allen, Applied Sociology, gave a presentation entitled "Programming Culture to Change the World: My work to eradicate domestic violence" at the Applied and Clinical Sociology conference in Portland, Oregon held October, 2013.

Stacey Allbritton, Geography, presented a paper with Dr. Donald Huebner entitled "Eagle Ford Shale Production and its affects on infrastructure: A Case Study of Cotulla, Texas" at the AAG conference in Annapolis, Maryland held October 30 - November 1, 2013.

Geleana Alston, Adult, Professional and Community Education PhD, presented a paper with Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon entitled "Black Women and the Labor Movement After WWII: The Story of Moranda Smith" at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education conference in Lexington, KY held November, 2013.

Michael Anstice, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Hospice Care, Family Dynamics, and Anthropology: Moving Towards Better Hospice Treatment" at the Society For Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico held March, 2014.

Chinedu Anumudu, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a paper entitled "The use of Information Technology by Africans in Diaspora on HIV/AIDS Education" at the The 2014 AERC - African Diaspora in Penn State, Harrisburg held June 2014.

Hanu Arava, Physics, presented a poster entitled "Integration of Functional Oxides on Si and III-V substrates" at the MRS Spring Meeting 2014 in San Francisco held April 21-25, 2014.

Jonafa Banbury, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "The Church and the Streets: An Ethnographic Study of the Christian Hip Hop Music Scene in Central Texas" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Chicago, IL held April 16-19, 2014.

William J. Barry, Developmental Education, PhD, presented a paper with S. Granger and J. Zhao entitled "Student Development Theory to Practice: A Pathway of Success" at the CASP Conference in Amarillo, Texas held October, 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Steps along the Lighted Path: A Formula for Success" at the CASP Conference in Amarillo, Texas held October, 2013.

Katie Beam, School Psychology, presented a poster with Jon Lasser, Leah Dark, Amy Shatila and Melissa Morris entitled "The Multicultural Transformation of a School Psychology Course: Process and Outcomes" at the Trainers of School Psychologists Annual Conference within the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. held February 17-21, 2014.  Katie received the Trainers of School Psychologists Graduate Student Scholarship.

Chance Berman, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Identification of Essential Residues in the Extracellular Region of the Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC)" at the  Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, CA held April 2014.  Chance received the ASBMB Travel Award.

Heather Brown, History, presented a paper entitled "Reconciling Internal and External Conflicts: Gandhi and the Natal Indian Ambulance Corps" at the Third Annual Texas Tech University History Graduate Student Conference in Lubbock, TX held February 8, 2014.

Freda Bryson, Adult, Professional and Community Education, presented a paper with Anna Cohen Miller, Jennifer Lynn Pemberton and Maranda Miller entitled "Children, Dissertations and Advance Degrees: The Experiences of Mothers Working on a PhD" at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education conference in Lexington, KY held November 4-8,2013.

Rebecca Cameron, Professional Counseling, presented a poster entitled "Soultion-Focused Therapy Applied to Couples" at the 2014 IAMFC Northampton Family Counseling Institute in Northampton, England held May 29 - June 2, 2014.

Amanda Castaneda, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Nose to the Ground Stone: Exploring Bedrock Features in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands" at the Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas held April, 2014.

Haoran Chen, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization, presented a paper entitled "Synthesis of Lithium Aluminum Silicate (LAS) from Different Source of Silica via Sol-gel Method at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco held November 3-8, 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Comprehensive Utilization of Rice Husks" at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco held November 3-8, 2013.

Maclyn Compton, Physics, gave a Professional presentation entitled "The Electric, Magnetic, and Optical Characterization of Permalloy Oxide Grown by Dual-Ion Beam Sputtering" at the APS March Meeting 2014 in Denver, Colorado held March, 2014.

Lyn Crowell, School Improvement, gave a Professional presentation entitled "The Space Between: Instructional Coaches Negotiating School Improvement Study" at the AERA in Philadelphia, PA held April 2 - 7th, 2014.

Luca Cubisino, Music, presented a poster entitled "Vincenzo Scaramuzza and his Science of the Soul" at the American Musicological Society - Southwest Chapter conference in Houston, TX held October 5, 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Scaramuzza: the Argentine Maestro Who Came from Italy to Change Piano Pedagogy" at the 48th Annual SCOLAS (Southwest Council of Latin American Studies) in San Diego, California held March 27-29, 2014.

Erin Dascher, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Some Hydrologic Implications of Climate in Texas" at the American Association of Geographers 2014 Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL held April, 2014.

Nicole Davis, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper with Elizabeth H. Smith, Ph.D., International Crane Foundation entitled " Movement Strategies of Sub-adult Individuals on Winter Habitat Influence Range Expansion of a Migratory Bird " at the 2014 North American Crane Workshop in Lafayette, LA held April 14-18, 2014.  Nicole received the Student Presentation Award for best presentation.

Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, Geography, presented a paper with Kanika Varma entitled "Spatial Accessibility of Public Universities in Texas" at the Applied Geography Conference in Annapolis, Maryland held October 30-November 1, 2013.

Natalie DeLeon, Psychological Research, presented a poster with Brian E. Tapscott, Holly Welch, Ty S. Schepis entitled "Does Venting Predict Longer Abstinence? " at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction in Atlanta, Georgia held February 2, 2014.

Katherine Dierschke, Spanish, presented a paper with Isis Campos, Arielle Akines, Annette Zapata entitled "Idealism in the works of Jorge Luis Borges" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in San Diego, California held March, 2014.

Dana Dinsmore, Communication Studies, presented a paper with Christine Davis entitled "Neither shaken nor stirred: How professionals who abstain from alcohol communicatively negotiate their non-drinking identity " at the International Communication Association Convention in Seattle, Washington held May, 2014.

Katie Dudley, Mass Communication, gave a Professional presentation entitled "Mass Communication and the 21st Century - Mass Communication and Adventure Tourism" at the 2014 Texas Outdoor Writers Association Conference in New Braunfels, TX held February, 2014.

Taylor Garrison, School Psychology, presented a poster with Becky Luquire, Kara Jackson, Amanda Fernandez-May entitled "Effective Training for School Psychologists Working With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students" at the National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention in Washington, D.C held February 17-21, 2014.

Javad R. Gatabi, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization, gave a Professional presentation entitled "Projection on tilted screens using a phase only spatial light modulator" at the American Physical Society National Meeting in Denver, Colorado held March 7, 2014.

Arindam Ghosh, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "Putting Solved Crimes in Context" at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA held November, 2013.

Leah Gibson, Geography Resource & Environmental Studies, presented a poster with Sara Blue entitled "An Assessment of Paladares: a Case Study of Vedado in Havana, Cuba" at the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers in Panama City, Panama held January 7-8, 2014.

Andres Gonzalez, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Binding Affinity of Epithelial Sodium Channel Subunits and Peptides Measured Through Surface Plasmon Resonance" at the  Experimental Biology 2014 - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in San Diego, California held April 2014.

William Goodman, History, presented a paper entitled "Fidel Castro, the Marionette of the Media: A Study of the U.S. Press’s Effect on Castro between 1957-1959" at the OHIO UNIVERSITY GRADUATE HISTORY CONFERENCE in Athens, OH held April 12, 2014.

Lorella Di Gregorio, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Nada m?s: una pel?cula Pop-Op" at the SCOLAS: Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in San Diego, California held March, 2014.

Sarah Hanusch, Mathematics Education, gave a Professional presentation entitled "Using Smart-Pen Technology to Study Problem Solving" at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD held January 15-18, 2014.

Martha Hinojosa, Spanish, presented a paper with Dr. Rivaya and Leah Arreguin entitled "Programa de recuperacion la cultura hispana y del espa?o en los lugares publicos" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in San Diego, California held March, 2014.  Martha received the SCOLAS this certifies that Martha Hinojosa presented a paper entitled " programa de recuperacion de la cultura hispana y del espa?ol en los lugares publicos"

Gina Hockless, School Psychology, presented a poster with Kayla Jones, Katie McAllister, Marlene Schwaighofer entitled "The Impact of Participation in the Clinic for Autism, Research, Evaluation and Support on Future School Psychology Practice" at the NASP in Washington DC held February, 2014.

Stephanie Kneedler, School Psychology, gave a Professional presentation with Dr. Paul Jantz, Dr. Susan Davies, Christina Covington entitled "Field-Based Practicum Experiences in Specialist-Level School Psychology Graduate Programs: Implications for Graduate Preparation" at the NASP 2014 Conference in Washington D.C held February, 2014.

Ash Kotwal, Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization, gave a Professional presentation with Lisa Taylor entitled " SioTeX Corporation " at the ACS GCI Green Chemistry & Engineering Business Plan Competition in Bethesda, Maryland held June 2014.  Ash received the Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 Cash and C&E News Publication.

Robin Kuebler, School Psychology, presented a poster with Clay Campbell entitled "School-based Assessment and Intervention Development for Students with TBI " at the 2014 National Association of School Psychologists Conference in Washington D.C held February, 2014.

Thomas Lasater, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "It’s Not a War on Women if Women Don’t Fight Back: The Use of Decorum as a Silencing Strategy in the Cases of Lisa Brown and Wendy Davis" at the Southern States Communication Association 84th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LO held April 3-6, 2014.

Brenda MacArthur, Communication Studies, presented a paper with Melinda Villagran entitled "Teacher E-mail Misbehaviors, Interpersonal Attraction, and Communication Motives: What Students Despise and What They Let Slide" at the National Communication Association in Washington D.C. held November, 2013.  Brenda received the Top Paper Award, Master's Education Interest Group.

Mary Helen Martinez, Developmental Education, gave a Professional presentation with Arlene Harborth, Advisor, College of Education entitled "Student Advising: Active Delivery Drives Academic Success" at the National Association for Developmental Education in Dallas, Texas held March 5-8, 2014.

Alexis Maston, Adult, Professional and Community Education, gave a Professional presentation with Dr. Raphael Travis entitled "Hip Hop and Youth Development in a Higher Ed Course" at the AERA in Philadelphia held April 2014.

Adam Mathews, Geography, presented a paper with Matthew Patton entitled "Marketing American Microbrews: Promoting Neolocalism One Map at a Time" at the Applied Geography Conference in Annapolis, Maryland held October 30 - November 2, 2013.

Whitney May, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Paradise Lost: An Ecocritically Oedipal Resolution" at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, GA held February 26 - March 2, 2014.  Whitney received Second Place Convention Award in the British/World Literature category.

Terrance McClain, Student Affairs in Higher Education, gave a Professional presentation with William Barry and Sydney Granger entitled "Evolution & Revolution: Transitioning to a developmental theory of higher education" at the College Reading and Learning Association in Boston, MA held November, 2013.

Alexis McGee, English, presented a paper entitled "Barbie Goes Abroad: Stereotypes of The World" at the Popular Culture Association South conference in Savannah, Georgia held October 3-5, 2013.

Maria Espana Morales, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Elementos míticos en “El mar del tiempo perdido” (Mythical elements in "The Sea of Lost Time")" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in San Diego, California held 27-29 March, 2014.

Kayon Murray, Adult, Professional and Community Education, presented a paper with Dr. Kathy Ann Hernandez (first author) entitled "Toward a New Construction of Blackness: Being a Black Immigrant Woman in the Academy" at the AERA in Philadelphia, PA held April 3-7 2014.

Ian Nutting, Music, gave a Performance entitled "International Conducting Workshop and Competition Closing Concert" at the International Conducting Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA held January, 2014.  Whitney received Participation Certificate (was the youngest participant accept into the competition).

Priscilla Pham, Biology, gave a Professional presentation entitled "Synbiotic-induced alterations in fecal microbiota are associated with increased ANGPTL4 levels " at the American Society for Nutrition in San Diego, CA held April 2014.
--presented a poster entitled "Synbiotic-induced alterations in fecal microbiota are associated with increased ANGPTL4 levels" at the American Society for Nutrition in San Diego, CA held April 2014.
Priscilla received American Society for Nutrition Graduate Student Research Award in Recognition of an Outstanding paper of Original Research.

Gladys Reyna, Moden Languages, presented a paper entitled "Lo neobarroco y lo carnavalesco: Tres tristes tigres como espejo de la postmodernidad" at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in New Orleans, Louisiana held October, 2013.

Deanna Rodriguez, Literature, presented a paper entitled "From Bathing Suit to Flight Suit: Removing the Power of Male Gaze in Captain Marvel" at the Comic Arts Conference in Anaheim. CA held April 18th-20th, 2014.

Brandy Eileen Rowney, MA-Literature, presented a paper entitled "Empires of Dune " at the 35th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida held March 19-23 2014.

Jamie Royer, History, presented a poster entitled "Praying for Rain: The Justification of the Timber Culture Act and the Place of the Great Plains in U.S. Land Policy" at the  Great Plains Symposium in Lincoln, Nebraska held April 2014.

Robert Sanchez, Music, presented a poster entitled "Goethe’s 'Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß': Comparing the Lied Settings by Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf" at the  American Musicology Society Southwest conference in Houston, Texas held October 5, 2013.

Oleksandra Sehin, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a paper entitled "Complexity of culture and challenges to learning: A case study of Eastern European perspectives on learning" at the 55th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) in Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA held June, 2014.

Anne Shepherd, English, presented a paper entitled "Masking Reality: Victorian Embellishment in Stacey Richter’s 'The Beauty Treatment'" at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in New Orleans, Louisiana held October, 2013.

Quinn Smelser, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology, presented a poster with Dr. Kathy Ybanez-Llorente entitled "Focusing on the Client while Incorporating Spirituality into Counseling" at the Texas Counseling Association-- Professional Growth Conference in San Antonio, TX held November, 2013.

Nathanael Stanley, Master of Biological Anthropology, gave a Paper presentation entitled "Ethnobotony, Ecotourism, and Education: A method of achieving sustainability in the Peruvian Cloudforest" at the Society for Applied Anthropology in Albuquerque held March, 2014.

Ren VanderLind, Developmental Education (Literacy), gave a Professional presentation with Dr. Selina Mireles entitled "TSI Assessment Preparation Pilot: Curriculum Package Training" at the SNJ Academics Professional Development for Accelerate Texas, Jobs for the Future, and Project GROW in Buda, TX held June, 2014.
--presented a paper entitled "Autoethnography: Year One" at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Urbana-Champaigne, IL held May 2014.
--presented a paper with Blake VanderLind entitled "Using New Literacies and Controversy to Engage Students across the Reading and Writing Curriculum" at the International Reading Association, College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group in New Orleans, LA held May 2014.
--presented a paper entitled "Alternative Models for Developmental Writing Curricula" at the Northeast Lakeview College 5th Annual English and Education Pedagogy Conference in San Antonio, TX held May 2014.

Kanika Verma, Geography, presented a paper with Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo entitled "Spatial Acessibilty of Public Universities in Texas" at the Applied Geography Conference in Annapolis, MD held October 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Role of age and sex in the geospatial skills of undergraduate students: An exploratory study" at the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) annual conference in Nacogdoches, TX held October 2013.  Kanika received Graduate Student Paper Competition Award (third place co-winner), $100.
--presented a paper entitled "Ethnic group variances in geospatial thinking of undergraduates in the United States" at the Association of American Geographers in Tampa, FL held April 2014.
--presented a paper entitled " Geospatial thinking of undergraduate students: A Texas State study " at the International Research Conference for Graduate Students in San Marcos, TX held November 2013.  Kanika received Research Paper Contest Award (third place co-winner), $250.

Stephanie Waldeck, Social Work, presented a poster entitled "Journey to Heroism" at the Council on Social Work Education in Dallas, Texas held October, 2013.

Daniel Wolcott, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper with Madison R. Ackerman, Michael L. Kennedy entitled "Assessing capture success of small mammals due to trap orientation in habitats of field-forest edge" at the Texas Academy of Science in Galveston, TX held March, 2014.  Daniel received 3rd place overall graduate oral presentation.

Jiachen Xue, MSEC, presented a poster entitled "Graphene as a Diffusion Barrier at Metal/PbTe and Ni/Cu Interface " at the MRS spring 2014 in San Francisco, CA held April, 2014.

Allison Yakel, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "La iron?a en "Me alquilo para so?ar"" at the SCOLAS in San Diego, CA held March, 2014.

Joann Zadrozny, Geography Education, presented a paper with Carmen Brysch and Dr. Richard G. Boehm entitled "Enhancing Online Professional Development in Geography" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida held April, 2014.

Paul Zunkel, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "The Spatial Extent and Coverage of Tornado Sirens in San Marcos, Texas" at the American Association of Geographers 2014 Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL held April, 2014.

2012 - 2013

Araceli Acosta, Spanish, presented a paper entitled “Los efectos del miedo en los personajes de El señor president” at the SCOLAS 2013 conference in Antigua, Guatemala held March 21-24, 2013.

Ward Adams, Criminal Justice, presentation a paper entitled "Domains and Dangerous Places" at the American Society of Criminology conference in Chicago, Illinois held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Are parks crime generators? An exploratory analysis of crime and parks in Houston, Texas", at the Academy of Criminal Justice Society (ACJS) annual meeting in Dallas, Texas held March 2013.

Jonathan Allen, Criminal Justice, presented three papers entitled, “Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Serial Crime,” “Crime Risk, Day and Night” and “Homicide: Relying on Legal Outcomes as Behavioral Measures” at the American Society of Criminology conference in Chicago, Illinois held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Validating a Bayesian Model for Linking Serial Crimes through Simulation" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meetings in Dallas, Texas held February 2013.

Geleana Drew Alston, Adult, Professional, & Community Education, presented a paper entitled "Welcome to Our 'Natural' World": Public Pedagogy and the Non-formal Adult Educator in 21st Century Exotic Contexts" at the 61st Annual American Association for Adult and Continuing Education in Las Vegas, Nevada held November 2012.
--presented at a roundtable entitled "Socioacademic Communities of Practice: Adult Education Journal Editorship and Graduate Assistantships" at the Adult Education Research Conference in  St. Louis, Missouri held May 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Cross-cultural Mentoring in Higher Education: An Exploratory Case of and African American Male's Doctoral Experience" at the 21st Annual African Diaspora Adult Education Research Preconference in St. Louis, Missouri held May 2013.

Laura Cano Amaya, Environmental Geography PhD, gave a presentation entitled “Geographical Model (Phase I) for Tsunami Risk Reduction: Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico” at the International Geographical Congress in Cologne, Germany held August 2012.

Jennifer Anderson, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "The Angostura Anomaly: A Comprehensive Examination of this Unique Projectile Point Type" at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Archeological Society in Tyler, Texas held October 27, 2012.

John Andrews, Creative Writing, presented a paper entitled "Born Again: The Rise of University Literary Journals" at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference Location in Boston, Massachusetts held March 8, 2013.

Thaddeus Atzmon, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "The Relationship Between Social Class and Music Taste" in Ruston, Louisiana held April 26, 2013. Awarded best paper in the values symposium.

Megan Bailey, Family & Child Studies, presented a poster entitled “Contraceptive Behavioral Intention in College Freshmen” at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona held November 1, 2012.

Steve Boehm, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "Exploring the Process of Desistance in Two High-Risk Probation Populations" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in Dallas, Texas held March, 2013.

Megan Boeshart, English Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "Working with International Students Who Frequent the Writing Center" at the International Writing Centers Association Conference in San Diego, California held October 25-27, 2012.

Bradley W. Bowen, Recreation and Leisure Services-Therapeutic Recreation, gave a presentation entitled “National Exploratory findings on Recreation Therapy Licensure” at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) meeting in Lubbock, Texas held March 2013.

Donald J. Brown, Aquatic Resources PhD program, presented a paper entitled "Impacts of a High Intensity Wildlife on Abundance, Movement, and Diversity of Herpetofauna in the Lost Pines Ecoregion of Texas" at the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society conference in Houston, Texas held February 2013. Awarded the Clarence Cottam Award for best oral presentation.
--presented a paper entitled "Impacts of a High Intensity Wildlife on Abundance, Movement, and Diversity of Herpetofauna in the Lost Pines Ecoregion of Texas" at the Texas Academy of Science conference in Kerrville, Texas held March 2013. Awarded first place for graduate student oral presentations.

Laura R. Brown, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "A Comparison of Traditional and Hybrid Teaching: The Effects on Student Learning and Engagement" at the Eastern Communication Association conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held April 24-28, 2013. Honored as one of three top papers for the Instructional Communication division.

Carmen Brysch, Geography Education, presented a paper entitled “Is Geography Helping to Develop Informed Citizens?: A Case Study in Texas,” at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 9-13, 2013.
--presented a paper entitled “The Learning Cluster Model as a Means of Extending the Capabilities of an Online Professional Development System in Geography,” at the European Association of Geographers annual meeting in Bruges, Belgium held May 9-11, 2013.

Leilani Case, Biological Anthropology, gave a presentation entitled “Differences in owl monkeys (Aotus spp.): An examination of nesting site preference and behavioral budgets of three species of captive Aotus spp.” at the Midwest Primate Interest Group Conference at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois held September 2012.

Junfang Chen, Geography, gave a presentation entitled "Towards a comprehensive understanding of childhood obesity and environment” at the AAG Annual meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 2013.

Taylor Christian, Geography, presented a poster entitled “Range of Variability in geomorphic changes in the life cycle of beaver ponds with human disturbances in Glacier National Park” at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming held September, 20-23, 2012.
--presented a paper entitled “Range of variability in the life cycle of beaver ponds in Glacier National Park, Montana, as a context for restoration” at the Applied Geography Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota held October 10-13, 2012.

Mary Ellen Chrzanowski, Elementary Education, presented a paper, co-authored with Dr. Emily Summers and fellow graduate students John David Neill, Elizabeth Neill, and Amy Yao, entitled “A Social Education Case Study of US Educators Teaching Abroad: The Necessities, Beneficiaries, and Potential Post-Colonial Implications” at The International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida held on February 28th-March 1st, 2013.

Timothy Glenn Conner, Industrial Technology, presented a paper entitled "Cavity Filling Analysis for the Fabrication of an Alignment Structure in Micro Hot embossing" at the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Houston, Texas held November 9-15, 2012.

Arlene Cornejo, Health Education, presented a paper entitled "Contextualizing Determinants in Healthcare Access" at the Northern Louisiana Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in Ruston, Louisiana held April 26th, 2013.

Taylor Cortesi, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Traitorous Body: Cartesian Dualism in Fifty Shades of Grey" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference in Washington, D.C. held March 28, 2013.

Lyn Crowell, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled, "Where are they now? The transformation of teacher leaders in a master's program focused on equity, inquiry and critical reflection at the UCEA conference in Denver, Colorado held November 2012.
--gave a round table presentation entitled, "The transformation of teacher leaders: Understanding the influence of an equity-oriented leadership preparation program" at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in San Francisco, California held April 2013.
--presented symposium entitled "Appreciative, Inquiry: An alternative form of action research" at the Action Research Networks of Americas (ARNA) conference in San Francisco, California held April 2013.

Luca Cubisino, Music, performed a piano composition entitled "Il Remo d'Oro: Tre Sonate Vulcaniche in NEMI Bemolle" by Giuseppe Lupis at the South Central Chapter of the College Music Society at the University of Texas at Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas held March 1st, 2013. Awarded the Student Performance prize.
--performed a one-act Opera Buffa entitled "Il pianista disgraziato" by Giuseppe Lupis at St. Jerome Music Hall in New York City, New York held April 26th, 2013.

Susan Cunningham, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled, "Minding the Gap: Observing the chasm that exists between the nonverbal responsiveness needs of instructors and the emotional processing abilities of combat veterans in the classroom" at the New Voices, New Perspectives conference, in Denton, Texas held May 2, 2013.

Erin Dorothea Dascher, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, presented a poster entitled "Wasting Away: Consumer ecological knowledge and drought response" at the 4th International EcoSummit in Columbus, Ohio held September 30-October 5, 2012.

Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Survival by all means possible: analysis of coping strategies in peri-urban Accra, Ghana" at the Race, Ethnicity and Place VI Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico held Oct 2012.

Jeanette De Leon, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled "Language and Pre-literacy Strategies in Pre-Kindergarten English and Spanish-English Classrooms " at the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia held November 2012.

Cristella Diaz, Developmental Education Ph.D., gave a presentation entitled "Increasing Students' self-efficacy through tutoring" at for the Association for Tutoring the Profession Pre-conference Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia held March 2013.

Jessica Dupree, Recreation Administration, gave a presentation entitled "Slacklining: The therapeutic benefits" at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Institute conference in Lubbock, Texas held March 2013.

Virginia Eaton, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation on "Conceptual framework to assess the effects of wildland fire on aquatic communities" at the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration conference in Westlaco, Texas held November 2-4, 2012.
--gave a presentation on "Conceptual framework to assess the effects of wildland fire on fishes of the Texas Gulf Slope drainages" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Lake Conroe, Texas held January 17-19, 2013.

Dustin Eicke, Criminal Justice PhD, presented a paper entitled “Juvenile Recidivism and Victim Offender Mediation: A Meta-Analysis” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) conference in Dallas, Texas held March 19-23, 2013.

Michelle Elliott, Occupational Education, gave a presentation entitled "Writing Centers in Transition: Different Needs, Different Methods" at the International Writing Center Conference in San Diego, California held October 26, 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Bridging the Gap: Addressing the Needs of Special Student Populations" at the South Central Writing Center Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas held February 23, 2013. She was named "Outstanding Tutor of the Year 2013."

H. Jaymi Elsass, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "On expanding deterrence theory" at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois held in November of 2012.
--presented two papers entitled "Could it happen here? Moral panics, school shootings, and fear of crime among college students" and "Practitioners' perceptions of barriers to prisoner reentry: A qualitative study" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting in Dallas, Texas held March of 2013.

William Ross Feeler, Creative Writing, presented a short story entitled "Hush" at the SCMLA Conference in San Antonio, Texas held November 2013.

Jacqueline Ferrato, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled "Population Density and Microhabitat Composition of the Seaside Sparrow on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas" at the 2013 Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in Houston, Texas held February 2013.
--presented a poster titled "Population Density and Microhabitat Composition of the Seaside Sparrow on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron County, Texas" at the Texas Academy of Science (TAS) 116th annual meeting in Kerrville, Texas held February 2013.

Lee Francis, School Improvement PhD, presented a paper entitled "Indigi-slam!: Utilizing performance poetry to explore issues of self-identity, politics, and indigenous life" at the Returning the Gift conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin held September 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Exploring new leadership terrain: Mapping educational and cultural fronts" (with Dr. Miguel Guajardo, Dr. John Oliver, Dr. Francisco Guajardo, Dr. Monica Valadez, Dr. Karon Henderson, Dr. Genise Henry, and Samuel Garcia) at UCEA in Denver, Colorado held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "(Re)considering the role familismo plays in Latina/o high school students' college choices" (with Dr. Melissa Martinez) at AERA in San Francisco, California held April 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Helping diminish the college knowledge and access divide: The development of a pre-college outreach summer camp" (with Dr. Melissa Martinez) at AERA in San Francisco, California held April 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Appreciative inquiry: An alternative form of action research" (with Dr. Stephen P. Gordon, Ken Breslow, and Lyn Crowell) at ARNA in San Francisco, California held April 2013.

Jennifer Gandy, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Analysis of the Lithic Debitage from the Older-Than-Clovis Stratigraphic Levels of the Gault Site, Texas" at the Texas Academy of Science 2013 annual meeting in Kerrville, Texas held March 1, 2013.

Sylvia Garcia, English Literature, presented a paper entitled "Chicano Literature and the Crisis of Disappearance" at the NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference at the University of Texas-Pan Am in Edinburg, Texas held  February 21-23, 2013.

Jose M. Garza, Jr., Music Theory, presented a paper entitled "Don’t Underestimate Us: A Review of Quality Modern Metal Music" at the College Music Society South Central Chapter 28th Regional Conference at the University of Texas–Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas held March 1-2, 2013.

Ashleigh Gauntner, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled "College Students' Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder" at the American Speech Language Hearing Association's 2012 annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia held November 15-17, 2012.

Heather Gilbert, MBA, gave a presentation entitled “The Social Media Attire: Mixing and Matching to ‘Make it Work’” at the NIRSA National Marketing Institute in San Diego, California held November 8th, 2012.

Anastasia Gilmer, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Geoarchaeological Investigations of Natural Site Formation Processes at the Gault Site, A Paleoindian and Pre-Clovis Site in Bell County, Texas" at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Archaeological Society in Tyler, Texas held October 25-28, 2012.
--presented a poster entitled "Geoarchaeological Investigations of Natural Site Formation Processes at the Gault Site, A Paleoindian and Pre-Clovis Site in Bell County, Texas" at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Charlotte, North Carolina held November 4-7, 2012.

Juan A. Gomez Ortega, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization, presented a paper entitled "Cavity filling Analysis for the Fabrication of an Alignment Structure in Micro Hot Embossing" at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in Houston, Texas held November 9-15, 2012.

Xi Gong, Geographic Information Sciences, presented a paper entitled “Population Exposure Risk Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants in Texas form 1996 to 2008” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 8-12, 2013.

Sydney Granger, Developmental Education PhD, presented a paper entitled “Exploring new angles of professional development: Texas voices on credentialing” with Dr. Eric Paulson, Dr. Emily Miller Payne, Dr. Taylor Acee, Dr. David Caverly, Dr. Russ Hodges, Dr. Jodi Holschuh, Dr. Selina Mireles, Dr. Emily Summers, and Jodi Lampi at the College Reading and Learning Association conference in Houston, Texas held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled “Review of New Angles on Research for Developmental Literacy” with Dr. David Caverly and Jodi Lampi at the College Reading and Learning Association Conference in Houston, Texas held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled “Exploring New Angles for Publishing in the Journal of College Reading and Learning” with Dr. Eric Paulson, Dr. Sonya Armstrong, and Ed Fernandez at the College Reading and Learning Association Conference in Houston, Texas held November 2012.

Jessica Grogan, Professional Counseling, presented a paper entitled “The Burden of the Psychological Scientist: 1950s to Present” at the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology Conference in Austin, Texas held February 2013.

Kumudan Grubh, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Exploring spatial patterns of greenness in an urban landscape" at the 2013 AAG Annual meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 9-13, 2013.

Deborah Hann, Geography presented a paper entitled "A Preliminary Analysis of Food Truck Locations in Austin, Texas" at the Applied Geography Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota held October 12, 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Place and Space in the Nancy Drew Series" at the Association of American Geographers conference in Los Angeles, California held April 12, 2013.

Maricela Hargrove, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "La modernindad en la obra de Rubén Darío" at the 46th SCOLAS Conference in Antigua, Guatemala held March 21st -24th 2013.

Tiffany Cox Hernandez, Criminal Justice PhD, presented a paper entitled "Practitioners' Perceptions of Barriers to Successful Reentry: A Qualitative Study" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas held March, 2013.

Jeremiah Hicks, Criminal Justice PhD, presented a poster entitled "A Qualitative Study of Police Officer Organizational Commitment" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas held March 22, 2013.

Grace Hildenbrand, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Angela Davis and the Prison Metaphor" at the New Voices, New Perspectives (UNT) conference held in Denton, TX in March, 2013. Corey Holland, Computer Science, presented a poster entitled "Eye Tracking on Unmodified Common Tablets: Challenges and Solutions" at the Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) Symposium in Santa Barbara, CA held March 2012.

Corey Holland, Computer Science, presented a poster entitled "Complex Eye Movement Pattern Biometrics: Analyzing Fixations and Saccades" at the IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB) in Madrid, Spain held June 2013.

Benjamin T. Hutchins, Aquatic Resources PhD, gave a presentation entitled "Environmental controls on organic matter production and transport across surface-subsurface and geochemical boundaries in the Edwards Aquifer, Texas, USA." at the Karst Waters Institute's Carbon and Boundaries in Karst Symposium in Carlsbad, New Mexico held January 7-11, 2013.

Kevin Jennings, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "A New Development in Sensory Enhancing Technology" at the ACJS Conference held in Dallas, Texas held March 2013.

Karen Johnston-Ashton, History, presented a paper entitled "Memory and Hatred: Medieval Jews Seen as Waste” at the Texas Medieval Association Conference in Houston, Texas held Oct 11-12, 2012.

Andrea Julian, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled "Group size dynamics of Roosevelt Elk in the Prairie Creek and Lower Redwood Creek Drainages, Redwood National and State Parks" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society conference in Houston, Texas held February 21-23, 2013.
--presented a poster entitled "Urban Exploiters: Avian Communities Across Land Cover Types Within an Urban Matrix" Southwestern Association of Naturalists held in Lake Charles, Louisiana on April 4-7, 2013

Larry Kleitches, Geography PhD, presented a paper entitled “Armchair Travelogue: Maytime in the Old West” and a paper entitled “Greetings from the U.S.: Advantages and Disadvantages in the Use of Vintage Picture Postcards as Photographic Sources for Exploring and Transmitting Geographic Changes” at the 2012 American Studies Association of Texas Annual Meeting at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled “The Others in Smoky Corners: Misunderstanding Over Identity in Appalachia as Illustrated through Entertainment Media” at the Association of American Geographers Meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 2013.

Bryan C. Lamb, Professional Counseling, gave a presentation entitled “Effectively Evaluating the Ethical Competence of Substance Abuse Counselors” with Dr. Eric Schmidt at the CAADAC/CFAAP 32nd Annual Conference in San Diego, California held October 4-7, 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled “Externalizing White Privilege” with Dr. Shawn Patrick at Conversations-Fest in League City, Texas held March 13-16, 2013.

Jodi Lampi, Development Education: Literacy PhD, co-presented a paper entitled "Exploring new angles of professional development: Texas voices on credentialing" with Dr. David Caverly, Dr. Emily Summers, Dr. Emily Payne, Dr. Eric Paulson, Dr. Jodi Holschuh, Dr. Russ Hodges, Dr. Selina Mireles, Dr. Taylor Acee, and Sydney Granger at the CRLA/CASP Conference in Houston, TX, held November 7-10 2012.
--co-presented a paper entitled "Review of new angles on research for developmental literacy" with Dr. David Caverly and Sydney Granger at the CRLA/CASP Conference in Houston, Texas held November 7-10 2012.

Alex LaRotta, History, presented a paper entitled "The Roots of Early Rock 'n Roll & Rockabilly in Texas" at the East Texas Historical Association Conference in Galveston, Texas held Feb 21-23, 2013.

Gabrielle Lavallo, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Variation in nonmetric traits of the pelvis between population groups" at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists held in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 9-13, 2013.

Brendan Lavy, Geography, presented a paper entitled, "A Geography of Permitted Tree Removal in Austin, Texas, 2002-2011" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 9-13, 2013.

Emilie Leal, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "The Real America: Identification in the Occupy Colleges Movement" at the Southern States Communication Association conference in Louisville, Kentucky held April 10-14, 2013.

Yan Lin, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Geographic variations of racial disparities of cervical cancer mortality in Texas" at the Association of American Geographers held in Los Angeles, California held on April 9-13, 2013.

Monirith Ly, APCE, presented a paper entitled "Keep trying: Women’s narratives of staying in school in Cambodia" with Ann K. Brooks and Bovathana Pen at the Cambodia Studies Conference in DeKalb, Illinois held September 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Moral meanings of community service learning at Paññasastra University of Cambodia" at the Asian Diaspora Adult Education Pre-Conference in conjunction with the Adult Education Research Conference in St. Louis, Missouri held May 30, 2013.

Brenda MacArthur, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled “Undergraduates’ Interpersonal Needs, Homophily, Communication Motives, and Initiations of Faculty Mentoring Relationships” at the National Communication Association 98th Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida held November 15-18, 2012.

Kathy Martinez-Prather, Criminal Justice PhD, presented a poster entitled "Sexting Attitudes and Behaviors: A Retrospective Examination of Sexting Among Teenagers" at the American Society of Criminology conference in Chicago, Illinois held November 2012.

Adam Mathews, Geography PhD presented a paper entitled "Three-Dimensional Building Modeling using Structure from Motion: Improving Model Results with Telescopic Pole Aerial Photography" at the Applied Geography Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota held October 10-13, 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "How Does Geography/GIS Knowledge Affect Consumption and Contribution to Online Geographic Tools and Services?" at the Race, Place, and Ethnicity Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico held October 24-26, 2012.

Austin Matthews, Political Science, presented a paper entitled "The Union of Socialist Skeksis Republics" at the Schreiner University Popular Culture Symposium held in Kerrville, Texas held April 23, 2013.

Justin McCreight, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Fine Scale Land Cover Classification of Urban Vegetation in Metropolitan Areas of Texas" at the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland held March 23-26, 2013.

Elizabeth McDaniel, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Central Texas Farm Sustainability during the 2011 Drought" at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference in Los Angeles, California held April 9-13, 2013.

Alexis McGee, Composition and Rhetoric, presented a paper entitled "The Hip Hop Situation: A Rhetorical Response to Bitzer in a Hip Hop Context" at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico held February 2013.

Joseph M. McKenna, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled “School Disorder and the Current Strategies Utilized: An Analysis of Texas Schools” at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois held in November, 2012.

Carlos Alberto Mejía Colindres, Mathematics Education, gave a presentation entitled "Español + English = Espanglish" at the NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois held November 30, 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Do you see what I see? English language learners’ justifications." at the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver, Colorado held April 19, 2013.

Amanda Meyer, English Literature, presented a paper entitled “Waste and the Other: Waste as Sacred and Profane in the Eyrbyggja Saga” at the Southern Methodist University English Graduate Student Conference in Dallas, Texas held March 31, 2012.
--presented a paper entitled “The Heinie as Heroic: The Miller’s Tale as a Feminist Text” at the Texas Medieval Association Conference in Houston, Texas held October 13, 2012.

Monica A. Molina, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled “If I Ignore It, I Don’t Have to Change It: Parent Perceptions of Childhood Overweight and Obesity” at the 73rd Annual Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Denver, Colorado held March 19-23, 2013.

Christine Moscardini-Hall, Public History, gave a presentation entitled "Out of Time and Place: Collaborating With Out-Of-School-Time Education Programs" at the Texas Association of Museums annual meeting in Beaumont, Texas held April 2-5, 2013.

Rita Norton-Anderson, Playwriting, presented a paper entitled “Postcolonial Thought and Practice in Lillian Hellman’s WWII Plays” at the ATDS/Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, held April 4-6, 2013.

Morgan Passino, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Lance Armstrong: The Man, the Myth, the Letdown" at the New Voices, New Perspectives Student Research Conference in Denton, Texas held March 1-2, 2013.

Matthew Patton, Geographic Education PhD, presented a paper entitled "A GIS-Based Approach to Redistricting for the Michigan State Police" at the 35th Annual Applied Geography Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota held October 10-12, 2012.

Colin Pierson, Sociology, presented a poster entitled "Health Related Predictors to Latino Adolescents' Academic Achievement" at the National Council of Family Relations (NCFR) conference in Phoenix, Arizona held November 3, 2012.

Devin Preston, Biology, presented a paper entitled "Chemically mediated predator avoidance behaviors in tadpoles of the federally endangered Houston toad (Bufo[Anaxyrus]houstonensis) and their ecological implications" at the Texas Herpetological Society annual student research symposium in McKinney, Texas held October 28, 2012.

Marissa Pytlak, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Jealousy Evocation: Understanding Commitment, Satisfaction and Uncertainty as Predictors of Jealousy-Evoking Behaviors" at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida held November 2012.
--presented a poster entitled "Jealousy Evocation: Understanding Commitment, Satisfaction and Uncertainty as Predictors of Jealousy-Evoking Behaviors" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts held April 2012.
--presented a research paper entitled "Because I'm the Teacher and I said so: GTA use of Behavioral Alteration Techniques to Establish Power and Credibility in the College Classroom" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held April 24-28, 2013.

Amanda Reat, Nutrition, author on an oral presentation given by Hannah Thornton, M.S. entitled "Usual Nutrient Intakes of Infants and Toddlers in San Marcos, TX Reflect Regional Nutrition Risk" at the Experimental Biology conference in Boston, Massachusetts held April 21-25, 2013.

Caroline Richardson, Rhetoric and Composition, gave a panel presentation entitled “Plugged In: The Integration of Technology in the Writing Center” at the International Writing Center Association conference in San Diego, California held October 26, 2012.
--gave a panel presentation entitled “Bridging Tech Types” at the South Central Writing Centers Association 2013 conference in Corpus Christi, Texas held February 2013.

Deanna Rodriguez, Literature, presented a paper entitled “The Absurdity of Suicide: Existential Struggle in Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions” Sigma Tau Delta International Conference in Portland, Oregon held March 2013.
--presented a paper entitled “Gender as Performance: An Analysis of Cross Gendered Characters in Shakespeare” at the University of Texas-San Antonio English Graduate Symposium in San Antonio, Texas held March 2013.
--presented a paper entitled “Existentialism in Breakfast of Champions” American Literature Association Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2013.

Sonia Rodriguez, School Improvement PhD, presented a paper entitled “Blogging in the Classroom" at the UCEA conference in Denver, Colorado held November 2012.

Jaclyn Schildkraut, Criminal Justice PhD major, presented a paper entitled "Atypical and A Typical Homicide: Testing a Reporter’s Decision to Publish" at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago, Illinois held November 2012.
--presented a paper with Tiffany Cox entitled "Laws That Bit the Bullet: A Review of Legislative Responses to School Shootings" at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Dallas, Texas held March 2013.
--presented a paper with H. Jaymi Elsass entitled "Could It Happen Here? Moral Panics, School Shootings, and Fear of Crime Among College Students" at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Dallas, Texas held March 2013.
--presented a paper with Dr. Mark Stafford entitled "Researching Professionals or Professional Researchers? A Comparison of Professional Doctorates and Ph.D. Programs in C.J." at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Dallas, Texas held March 2013.
--presented a paper entitled "Headlines in White (Not Black): Examining Newsworthiness of Homicide in New Orleans, LA" at the annual meetings of the Homicide Research Working Group in Brunswick, Georgia held June 2013.

Ruojing Scholz, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Detection of dynamic activity patterns at collective scale from large volume trajectory data" at the 2013 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California held April 9-13, 2013. Awarded first place in the John Odland Student Paper Award by the Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

Amy Sears, Biological Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Decomposition in Central Texas and Utility of a Universal Postmortem Interval" at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Washington, D.C. held February 19-23, 2013.

Oleksandra Sehin, Adult, Professional, and Community Education PhD, co-presented a paper with Dr. Joellen Coryell and BJ Spencer entitled "Cosmopolitan Adult Education, International Professional Development, and Itinerant Graduate Study Abroad: A European Case study" at the American Association for Adult & Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada held November 2012.
--co-presented a paper with Dr. Joellen Coryell, Dr. Misty Sailors & Roxanna Nelson entitled "International Adult Education in Third-Space Practice, Capacity Building, and Education Aid Collaborations in Malawi" at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California held April 2013. Recipient of the 2013 Adult Literacy and Adult Education Special Interest Group Exemplary Paper Award.
--co-presented a paper with Dr. Trae Stewart entitled "Hope and Community (dis)Engagement of Afghan Women" at the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) in St. Louis, Missouri held May 2013.

Shobhit Sharma, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Stress and Immune Function of Social Drinking College Students Before and After Spring Break" at the Experimental Biology 2013 conference in Boston, Massachussets held April 20-24, 2013.

Candice Shockley, History, presented a paper entitled “They Call Us All Renegades in Tyler: Kate Stone’s Experiences as a Refugee in Civil War Texas” at the East Texas Historical Association's annual spring meeting in Galveston, Texas held February 21-23, 2013.

Dana Sprayberry-Thompson, Poetry, presented a paper entitled "The Question of Assumption(s): Exploring the Role(s) of Women in and on Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde" at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico held February 2013.

Lynn Taylor, Adult, Professional & Community Education PhD, presented a paper entitled "Gender and Media: Self-efficacy in women of color at the intersection of identity development- race, gender and power relations from a Poststructural Feminist lens" at the 29th Annual Women in Higher Education Conference, Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace Through Empowering Women- Part II in Lubbock, Texas held April 4-5, 2013.

Hannah Thornton, Human Nutrition, presented a paper entitled "Usual nutrient intakes of infants and toddlers in San Marcos, TX reflect regional differences in nutrition risk" at the Experimental Biology conference in Boston, Massachusetts held April 2013.

Elizabeth Threadgill, Developmental Education PhD, presented a paper entitled "Migratory Media Consumerism and the Modern Student" at the Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico held February 2013.

Erin Tilton, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Development of a Paper Microfluidic Platform for Detection of Viral Gastroenteritis" at the 2013 National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases national meeting in Seattle, Washington held April 2013.

Jeff R. Troy, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Using observed seabird fallout records to infer patterns of attraction to artificial light" at the US Regional Association of the international Association for Landscape Ecology annual symposium in Austin, Texas held April 2013.

Melissa Bette Vazquez, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled “Gender Differences in Hazing Rituals” at the 68th Annual Meeting for The American Society of Criminology in Chicago, Illinois held November 14-17, 2012.

Ruth Vecchio, Music Theory, presented a poster entitled "Industrial Music of the 1990s – Common Elements and a Brief Analysis" at the Conference of the Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio, Texas, held March 8-9, 2013.

Kanika Verma, Geography PhD, presented a paper entitled "Geospatial Skills of American Ethnic Groups: An Exploratory Analysis" at the Race, Ethnicity, and Place conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico held October 2012.
--presented a research paper entitled "Geospatial Skills of Undergraduate Students: An Exploratory Pilot Study" at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles, California held April 2013. Awarded the "Gail Hobbs Student Paper Competition Award" (as the first place co-winner) of the Geographic Education Specialty Group.

Jordan Wagner, Communication Studies, participated in a panel entitled: “Creating COMMunity from a Cohort: How GTAs/GTIs/RAs (and Faculty) COMMunicate and Connect” at The National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida held November 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Using Teacher Humor to Enhance Student Participation and the Teacher Student Relationship: A Research Proposal" at the New Voices New Perspectives conference at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas held March 1-2, 2013.

Leilani Williams, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled “Evaluation of Ecosystem Function of Urban Streams and Riparian Systems in Austin, Texas, USA” at the US Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecologists in Austin, Texas held April 2013.

Yutian Yu, Interdisciplinary Studies, presented "Chinese Precollege Education: A student's perspective" at Texas Academy of Science meeting at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas held March 1, 2013.

Naizhuo Zhao, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Relationships between brightness of nighttime lights and amount of fossil fuel carbon dioxide emission" at AGU conference 2012 held in San Francisco, California held December 3–9, 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Brightness of nighttime lights as an indicator for mapping fossil fuel carbon dioxide emission" at AAG conference 2013 in Los Angeles, California held April 9-13, 2013.

 

 

2011 - 2012

Alisa Abuzeineh, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Movement of Mercury Across Aquatic-Terrestrial Boundaries in an AMD Riverine System" at the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry conference in Boston, MA held November 2011.

Araceli G. Acosta, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "El oder de las Mujeres Abusadas en los Recurdos del Porvenir" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Ward Adams, Criminology, gave a presentation entitled "Domains and Dangerous Places" at the ECCA conference in Oslo, Norway held June 2012.

Israel Aguilar, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled "Purple Triangles, Gold Stars, Pink Triangles: A Case Study with Implications for Leadership Preparation, How UCEA Institutions Educate Principals for Equitable Leadership for LGBTIQ Persons: Implications for Leadership Preparation" at the UCEA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "What Does Love Got to Do With It: A Case Study of Leadership in Practice" at the American Educational Research Association 2012 annual meeting in Vancouver, CA held April 2012.

Jason Aleman, Education, gave a presentation entitled "Papi: Understanding the Tejano Father Hybrid Identity and His Role Within the Family, Community, and School Experience Through a Postcolonial Lens" at the National Association of African-American Studies conference in Baton Rouge, LA held February 2012.

Ashley L. Allen, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "Legal and Illegal Immigration Attitudes: An Examination of Contact Theory and Group Threat Theory" at the American Society of Criminology Annnual Conference in Washington, DC held November 2011.

Jonathan Allen, Criminal Justice, presented research entitled "Relative DWI risk in alcohol service establishments/Reevaluating statistical significance in criminological research using Baes factors/The terror of place: Geoprofiling the Madrid train bombings" at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Washington, DC held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Increasing the Pragmatic Validity of Criminal Justice Research Using Bayes Factors" at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference in New York, NY held March 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Separating Day and Night in Studying Crime Victimization Risk" at the ECCA conference in Stavern, Norway held June 2012.

Geleana Drew Alston, Education, gave a presentaion entitled "Vehicles to Build Social Capital: Doctoral Student Organization and Social Media" at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Indianapolis, IN held November 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "An Innovative PhD PRogram in Educational Leadership: 10 Years Out" at the American Education Research Association Annual confernece in Vancouver, Canada held April 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Slow Down. Listen. Observe. Know Yourself. Understand Your Culture. Get Advice from Others...and Start Planning Early: Instructor Learning and Professional Development in International Field-Based Education" at the Adult Education Research Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY held June 2012.

Jennifer Ayers, School Psychology, presented a poster entitled "A Case Study in Effective Collaboration" at the Trainers of School Psychologists conferences in Philadelphia, PA held February 2012.

Jasmón Bailey, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "Political Discourse and Social Behavior: how College Students Hear and Talk About President Obama" at the Couch/Stone Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in Evanston, IL held April 2012.

Nathaniel Dede Bamfo, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Finding a New Location for a Toy Retailer in the Austin-San Antonio Corridor - A MCE Approach" at the Applied Geography Conference in Redlands, CA held October 2011.

Jonafa Banbury, Sociology, presented a paper entitiled "Selena: Larger Than Life. The Transcendence of Popular Culture to Cultural Identity" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in Boston, MA held April 2012.

Julia Bancroft, Rhetoric & Composition, gave a presentation entitled "The Professor's Proxy: Inviting Faculty Involvement in the Writing Center Space" at the Inlemation Writign Centers Association in St. Louis, MO held March 2012.

William J. Barry, Developmental Education, gave a presentation entitled "Transcending Borders: The Vaporous Conduit of Developmental Education" at the College English Association conference in Richmond, VA held March 2012.

Preston Bean, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Population Genetic Structure of the Guadalupe Bass, Micropterus Treculli" and a poster entitled "Trophic Ecology of the Guadalupe Bass, Micropterus Treculli" at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held September 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Population Genetic Structure of the Guadalupe Bass, Micropterus treculli" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Galveston, TX held February 2012.

Jonna K. Beck, Adult, Professional and Community Education, presented a paper entitled "The Equity Context for Teacher Leaders" at the American Association of Research in Education in Vancouver, BC held April 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "Queer Theory and Qualitative Inquiry" at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign, IL held May 2012.

Jesse Becker, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Influence of Land Use and Physiography on Nutrient Concentration in a Large River System" at the SFS 2012 Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY held May 2012.

Kenny Behen, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Spatial and Temporal Trends in Habitat Associations of the Fish Community in Spring Lake and the Headwaters of San Marcos River" at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held September 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Effects of Recreational Activities on the Spatial and Temporal Trends in Habitat Associations for the Fish Assemblage of the Upper San Marcos River" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Galveston, TX held February 2012.

Kate Bell, Population & Conservation Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Linking Genomic Differentiation in the Pine White Butterfly (Neophasia menapia) to Allochronic Isolation" at the Evolution conference in Ottawa, Canada held July 2012.

Chelsea Blake, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Behavioral Syndromes Under Selective Pressure of invasive Species" at the Animal Behavior 2012 conference in Albuquerque, NM held June 2012.

Steve Boehm, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Examining the Fit Between Probationers' Assessed Need and Community Services" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York, NY held march 2012.

Christopher Bolfing, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Symbol-Bearing Ornamentation as Ritual Objects of Sacred Power and Personal Objects of Community Membership" at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Jacksonville, FL held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Men, Women and Power: Reassessing Convential Ideas of Mississippian Society" at the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis, TN held April 2012.

Scot Briggs, Poetry, was part of a panel presentation on Portrayals of the Self and Sexuality in American Lit" at the American Studies Association of Texas: Journey through American Studies conference in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.

Benjamin J. Broughton, Industrial Technology, gave a presentation entitled "Microsurfacing in Texas" at the Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Conference in Washington, DC held January 2012.

Shanna Brown, Student Affairs, gave a presentation entitled "The Good, the Bad, and the...Risky? Taking and Managing Risks in Student Programmin" at the National Association for Campus Activities in Charlotte, NC held February 2012.

Carmen Brysch, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Video-based Professional Development for Teachers" at the Geographical Association Annual Conference in Manchester, UK held April 2012.

James Campbell, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Correlation of m-value effects to cold-resistant substructures of the protein ensemble" at the 25th Annual Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics in Carbondale, IL held September 2011.

Lorenzo Cano, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "El Machismo en la Revolución Mexicana" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Kate Carmichael, Counseling, presented a poster entitled "The Impact of Spiritual Development on Counseling Issues of Traditional College Students" at the American Counseling Association conference in San Francisco, CA held March 2012.

Courtney M. Caviness, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "The Funny Thing About Gender: The Use of Humor in the Construction of Gender identities by Mainstream Stand-up Comedians" at the Student Research Conference on Gender and Sexuality in Los Angeles, CA held May 2012.

Matthew Colvin, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Cane Curtain Copper: Gorget Production at the Archaeological Sites of Etowah and Moundville" at the Southeastern Archeological Conference in Jacksonville, FL held November 2011.

Alexander Corsi, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Shell Gorgets as Social Markers and Conduits of Female Power" at the South Eastern Archaeological Conference in Jacksonville, FL held November 2011.
--co-presented a paper with David Macias entitled "The Eyes Have It: A Look at the Context, Chronology, and Styles of the Eye Surround Motif in the Southeast" at the South Eastern Archaeological Conference in Lexington, KY held October 2010.

Taylor Cortesi, Literature, was part of a panel that presented on "Sexing the World: Portrayals of the Self and Sexuality in American Literature" at the American Studies Association of Texas in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.

Maria F. Cortez, International Studies, was part of a panel presentation on "Immigration and Remmittances" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Alyssa Crow, Rhetoric & Composition, presented a paper entitled "Student Voices, Students' Rights: Language Use in the Composition Classroom and 'Students' Right to Their Own Language" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Lyn D. Crowell, School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "School Improvment Through Action Research: Equity-Centered Teacher Leaders Igniting Change in Schools" at the AERA 2012 Annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada held April 2012.

Daniel Currie, Physics, presented a paper entitled "Magnetic and Structural Properties of BiFeO3 Thin Films" at the Joint Fall 2011 Meetinf of the Texas Sections of the APS, AAPT, and Zone 13 of the SPS in Commerce, TX held October 2011.

Mary Curtis, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled "America's Global Awareness: A Report on Secondary Geography Education Requirements" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "The Use of Geospatial Technology in Secondary Geography Classes in the US" at the Geographical Association Annual Conference in Manchester, UK held April 2012.

Stephen Curtis, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Spatial and Temporal Trends in Habitat Associations of the Fish of the Llano River, Texas" at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held September 2011.
--presented a poster entitled "Effects of Groundwater and Spring influenced Communities on Downstream Riverine Assemblage in the Llano River/Influence of Bioenergetics on Habitat Associations of Two Texas Darters" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Galveston, TX held February 2012.

Khila R. Dahal, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Agent-based modeling of Urban Growth" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Drew Davis, Population & Conservation Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Stress Hormone reponse of a Threatened Salamander to Native and Introduced Predators" at the Texas Academy of Science in Alpine, TX held March 2012.

Kenyatta Y. Dawson, Education, presented a paper entitled "Spirituality and Servant Leadership: What the Connection with Educators" at the 35th Annual Southwest Educational Research Association conference in New Orleans, LA held Feburary 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "An Innovative PhD Program in Educational Leadership: 10 Years Out" at the American Educational Research Association conference in Vancouver, CN held April 2012.

Deborah Day, Communication Studies, gave a presentation entitled "Communication and Technology; The Dark Side" at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.

Sophia DeColo, Population & Conservation Biology, presented a poster entitled "The Effects of Turbidity on Female Preference for Size in Fountian Darters (Etheostoma fonticola)" at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Animal behavior Society in Albuquerque, NM held June 2012.

Eric Dees, Cultural Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Music and Homelessness in Austin, Texas" at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Montreal, CA held November 2011.

Erin Dixon, Recreation Administration, presented a poster entitled "Invisible Wounds of War" at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Annual Institute in The Woodlands, TX held February 2012.

Adam Duarte, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Estimating Abundance of the Endangered Houston Toad on a Primary Recovery Site" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.

Virginia Eaton, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Conceptual Framework to Assess the Effects of Wildland Fire and Fire Suppression Tactics on Aquatic Communities" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society conference in Galveston, TC held February 2012.

Livia Edegger, International Studies, presented a paper entitled "The United States and Argentina's Dirty War: The Hidden Truth" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Dessynie Edwards, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled "What Does Love Got to Do With It: A Case Study of Leadership in Practice" at the American Educational Research Association 2012 annual meeting in Vancouver, CA held April 2012.

Karen Eisman, English, gave a presentation entitled "Walking the Line: Tutor Responsibility in the Chain of Command from Student to Professor" at the ECWCA 2012 conference in Indinapolis, IN held March 2012.

Tianfang Fang, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Geovisualization of Air Pollution Exposure" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Cristina Figueroa-Soto, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Cranial Variation Among Three Regional Groups in Mexico" at the Texas Academy of Science conference in Alpine, TX held march 2012.
--presented a poster entitled "Sexual Dimorphism: Comparison Between Migrant & No-Migrant Mexican Populations" at the American Association of Physical Anthropology conference in Portland, OR held April 2012.

Keri Fitzgerald, Literature, presented a paper entitled "The Harp that once Did Starve Us All: Hunger and Power in Ulysses Episode 8" at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.

Joseph Flores, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled "Texas River Cooter (Pseudemys texana) and Red-eared Slider (Trachemrys Scripta elegans) at Spring Lake, Hays County, Texas) at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society conference in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.

Jana Fornario, Creative Writing, gave a presentation entitled "Finding the Center: Mediating the Difference between High School and College for Texas mexican Students" at the Conference of College Composition Comunication in St. Louis, MO held April 2012.

Lee Francis IV, Education, was a member and general participant of the Board Elections at the National Indian Education Association conference in Albuquerque, NM held October 2011.

Cheryl Frazier, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Video-based Professional Development for Teachers" at the Geographical Association Annual Conference in Manchester, UK held April 2012.

Seth S. Frei, Communication Studies, presented in a panel entitled "Horton Heard a Who, Can You? Voices from GTAs on Teaching Practices in the Basic Course" at the National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Exploring Group Interaction in the Organizational Context; The Work Life-Family Life Connection" at the Central States Communication Association conference in Cleveland, OH held March 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Satisfaction at Work: How Woek Groups are Related to Job Satisfaction" at the Easter Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA held April 2012.

Swapnil Gaikwad, Industrial Technology, presented a paper entitled "Comparison of Mechanical Performance of Halloysite Nanotubes Modified Polyurethane Glass Composites Using Aliphatic and Aromatic Isocynates" at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Conference in Fort Worth, TX held October 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "PA11/Nanographene Platelet Nanocomposites for Selective Laser Sintering" at the Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering conference in Baltimore, MD held May 2012.

Brock Geary, Population & Conservation Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Use of Satellite Telemetry to Observe First-year Movements and Survival of Juvenile Reddish Egrets on the Gulf Coast" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.

Mark Alan Generous, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Expanding Anxiety/Uncertainty Management Theory to the Homsexual/Heterosexual Context: Examining Homosexual Males' Communication Anxiety in an Intercultural Setting" at the Central States Communication Association conference in Cleveland, OH held March 2012.

Brett Gerard, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Modeling the Precipitation Threshold Required for Recharge in a Karst Aquifer of Central Texas" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN held October 2011.

Shannon R. Gildea, Communication Studies, gave a presentation entitled "Gender as a Predictor for Cyberbullying: A Prospectus" at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.

Rachael E. Gillespie, International Studies, gave a presentation entitled "The Push and Pull Factors of Immigration: The Honduran Case Study" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Anastasia Gilmer, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Geoarchaeological Investigations of Natural Site Formation PRocesses at the Gault Site, A Paleoindian and Pre-Clovis Site in Bell County, Texas" at the Texas Academy of Science conference in Alpine, TX held March 2012.

Laura (Helms) Glass, MSIS, gave a presentation entitled "Fear of Fidning the Needle in the Haystack: Library Anxiety in Marginalized Populations" at the 12th International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations in Vancouver, Canada held June 2012.

Justin R. Glosson, Music Theory, presented a paper entitled "The Sixth Noble Science: Music in and about the Lodge of Freemasonry" at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter Conference in Huntsville, TX held October 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Alchemical Harmonia, Correspondence through Musical Modes" at the College Music Society, South Central conference in Ada, OK held March 2012.

Yuki Gomada, Nutrition, presented a poster entitled "The Effects of Dietary Spices on Aging and Stress Response Signaling in C. Elegans in Vivo Model" at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, CA held April 2012.

Beatriz Gomez, International Studies, was part of a panel presentation on "Silent Voices in Higher Education: A Case Study on the Academic and Life Experiences of Hispanic, Undocumented Students at Texas State University" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Xi Gong, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled "Review of the Research Progresses in Trajectory Clustering Methods" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Avigai Gonzales, Music Theory, gave a presentation entitled "Harmonic Structure and Texture in Debussy's 'il pleure dans mon Coeur" at the College Music Society, South Central conference in Ada, OK held March 2012.

Sydney Granger, Developmental Education, gave a presentation entitled "Transcending Borders: The Vaporous Conduit of Developmental Education" at the College English Association conference in Richmond, VA held March 2012.

Morgan Gross, Rhetoric & Composition, gave a presentation entitled "Flipping Vertical Dictation to Horizontal Dialogue: Intake Forms fro Reflection" at the Conference of College Composition Communication in St. Louis, MO held March 2012.

Kumudan Grubh, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Optimizing DEM Spatial Resolution for LIDAR Derived Sagebrush Height" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Charlotte Hachenberg, Nutrition, gave a presentation entitled "Changing the Children's Menu Default: A Community Intervention" at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, CA held April 2012.

Patrick M. Hale, Communication Studies, gave a presentation entitled "Teaching the Communication Training and Development Course: A 360 Degree Panaramic Perspective" at the National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA held November 2011.

Deborah Hann, Geography, gave a presentation entitled "Worth 1,000 Words? Geopolitical Messages in Children's Atlases" at the Geographical Association Annual Conference in Manchester, UK held April 2012.

Sarah Hanusch, Mathematics Education, gave a presentation entitled "The R-Component Connectivity of the Generalized Peteren Graphs" at Math Fest in Madizon, WI held August 2012.

Scott Havil, Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Can prescribed burns be used to control an invase C4 grass in a C4 grassland?" at the North American Society for Conservation Biology in Oakland, CA held July 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Can prescribed burns be used to control an invase C4 grass in a C4 grassland?" at the Ecological Society of America Annual Conference in Portland, OR held August 2012.

Nathan M. Heep, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "The Osage and Cultural Transmission: An Exercise in Practice Theory and Cultural Reproduction" at the Anthropological Association conference in Montreal, CA held November 2011.

Warren Held, Criminal Justice, gave a presentation entitled "Wikileaks, Anonymous, and Those Who Seek to Disseminate Government Information: Options Available to the United States" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York, NY held March 2012.

Genise Henry, School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "The Convergene of African American Women's Experiences: Spirituality, Graduate Level Study & the Practice of Educational Leadership" at the University Council for Educational Administration in Pittsburgh, PA held November 2011.

Brianne Herrera, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "A Comparison of Craniometric and Molecular Data from North and Central Mexico" at the American Association of Physical Anthropology conference in Portland, OR held April 2012.

Gabriela Yazmin Herrera, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Efecto narrativo Como Creación de Identidad Nacional en Clemencia de Altamirano" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Courtney Hickerson, Rhetoric & Composition, gave a presentation entitled "Educational Hip Hop: Teaching Students with Music" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Linguistic Limbo: Your Words Don't Fit in My Mouth" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies conference in Miami, FL held March 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Multicultural Writing in the Classroom" at the Confernece of College Composition Communication in St. Louis, MO held March 2012.

Benjamin Hidalgo-Romano, Biology, presented a paper entitled "Indole Inhibition of Acyl-Homoserine Lactone-Mediated Quorum Signaling in Chromobacterium Violaceum and Janthinobacterium Lividum" at the American Society for Microbiology Conference in Arlington, TX held November 2011.

Melissa Hood, MAIS OCED, presented a poster and paper entitled "Coping Skills for Students with ADHD, Finding One Another" at the Society for Disability Studies in Denver, CO held June 2012.

Daniel Huston, Biology, presented a paper entitled "Distribution of Centrocestus formosanus in West Texas Spring System" and a poster entitled "Swin Tunnel for Testing Endurance in Artificially infected Fish Species" at the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists conference in Kingston, OK held April 2012.

Benjamin Hutchins, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Organic Matter Origins Influence Trophic Complexity in a Phreatic Karst Aquifer" at the National Spelolgical Society Convention in Lewisburg, WV held June 2012.

Brandon Jamison, Nutrition, gave a presentation entitled "Impact of Dietary Herbs on Neurodegenration" at the Experimental Biology confernece in San Diego, CA held April 2012.

Sunggyu Jang, Music, gave a Solo Recital Peformance with Piano Accompaniment" at Two Public Concerts in New York, NY held October 2011. Music, gave a Solo Recital Peformance with Piano Accompaniment" at Two Public Concerts in New York, NY held October 2011.
--gave a Clarinet Solo Recital at Two Public Concerts in San Francisco, CA held November 2011.

Brandon Jett, History, presented a paper entitled "Texas' Anti-Lynching Law: More than a Fig Leaf" at the 13th Annual Graduate Student Conference in African-American History in Memphis, TN held November 2011.

Karen Johnson-Ashton, History, presented a paper entitled "Does Culture Reflect Political and Societal Events?" at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences in Boston, MA held May 2012.

Sarah Kane, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Arocyte Reactivity as Modeled by F98 Cells: CAMP-Dependent Reactivity mediated by Exchange Protein Activated by CAMP (EPAC)" at the International Brain Injury Association conference in Edinburgh, Scotland held March 2012.

Yongsok Kim, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Reformation in the South Korean Police Organization" at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice conference in College Station, TX held September 2011.
--gave a presentation on "Whistle-blowing in the Police" at the American Society of Criminology conference in Washington, DC held November 2011.

Larry Kleitches, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled "Down in the Town: An Urban/Rural/Suburban Tripartite" at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Cold Pleasure: The Cultural Misinformation About Professional Hockey in Texas" at the American Studies Association of Texas conference in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "The Geography of 'Psycho': Murder, Mechanisms, and Motifs" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Charles Koenig, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "On the Burned ROck Trail: Archaeological Survey Along Dead Man's Creek" at the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis, TN held April 2012.

Anne Li Kringen, Criminal Justice, gave a presentation entitled "Perceptions of Labeling in Mixed-Income housing" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York, NY held March 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Serial Crime" at the ECCA conference in Stavern, Norway held June 2012. Stephanie Krueger, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Liberación y Sexualidad" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Vera M. Labriola, Communication Studies, gave a presentation entitled "Computer Mediated Communcation & Loneliness" at the WSCA Convention in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.

Bryan Lamb, Professional Counseling, gave a presentation entitled "Outsider Witness" at the FAMFC Northampton Summer Institute in Northampton, England held May 2012.

Jodi Lampi, Developmental Education, gave a presentation entitled "Transcending Borders: The Vaporous Conduit of Developmental Education" at the College Education Association conference in Richmond, VA held March 2012.

Leonard Langford, Literature, gave a presentation entitled "Power Slam! Violence for All Ages Studies of Fictional Violence in the United States and Japan" at the CFP Rough Music Representing Violence in Dallas, TX held March 2012.

Brendan Lavy, Geography, gave a presentation entitled "The Social Equity of Public Parks and Park Access in Austin, TX" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held Febraruy 2012.

Hayla Lenard, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled "The Monitoring of Prelinguistic Communication Delays in Pediatric Settings" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference in San Diego, CA held November 2011.

Yan Lin, Geographic Information Science, gave a presentation entitled "Geographic Disparities in Cervical Cancer in the United States" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Kristina Lopez, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Generational Status and Offending among a Sample of Hispanic Adolescents" at The American Society of Criminology Conference in Washington, DC held November 2011.
--presented a papaer entitled "Ethnicity, Acculturation, and OFfending: Findings from a Sample of Hispanic Adolescents" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York, NY held March 2012.

Lauren Lucas, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "genetic demography of Endemic and Endangered Taxa in Springs of the Edwards Plateau" at the Evolution conference in Ontario, CA held July 2012.

Ryan S. Luna, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Body Size Influence on Dietary Nutrition of White-Tailed Deer" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Influence of body size on dietary nutrition of white-tailed deer" at the 92nd Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Reno, NV held June 2012.

Karen Lunkin, School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "The Convergence of Spirituality in Educational Leadership among African American Women" at the University Council for Educational Administration Conference in Pittsburgh, PA held November 2011.

Carter Maddox, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Books, Not Bodies: Textual Sex in the Memoirs of Diane di Prima and Aiden Shaw" at the American Studies Association of Texas Conference in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.
--was part of a panel that presented entitled "Sexual Representations of Self in the American Queer Memoir" at the American Studies Association of Texas Conference in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Apricocks and Creamy Peaches: Andrew Aciman's Edible Poetics of Sexual Discovery" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Reading Authority in Student Writing: a Gateyway to Teacher Learning" at the Conference of College Composition Communication conference in St. Louis, MO held March 2012.

Justin Maldonado, Communication Studies, gave a presentation entitled "Teaching the Communication Training and Development Course: A 360 Degree Panaramic Perspective" at the National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA held November 2011.

Martin Mantz, Chemistry, presented a poster entitled "Nucleophilic Attack of the [trans-B2OH28}2-Ion by Carbon Nucleophiles" at the Boron in the Americas XIII conference in West Lafayette, IN held June 2012.

Chris Margrave, Fiction, presented a paper entitled "Thinking Inside the Box: Michael Ondaatje's Cubist Approach to History" at the IC5 Conference on Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity conference in Prague, Czech Republic held March 2012.

Michael Hunter Martaindale, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "A Descriptive Analysis of Active Shooter Events: 2000-2010" at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Characteristics of Active Shooters" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York, NY held March 2012.

Irela Ivette Martinez, Adult, Professional and Community Education, co-presented a paper entitled "Transition Challenges of Recent Millitary Veterans Enrolled as College Students" at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN held November 2011.

Jade Martinez, Student Affairs in Higher Education, gave a presentation entitled "Hazing: It's Not Just a Greek Thing!" at the Association of College Unions International Region 12 Conference in El Paso, TX held November 2011.

Mary Helen Martinez, Developmental Education, gave a presentation entitled "Transcending Borders: The Vaporous Conduit of Developmental Education" at the College English Association conference in Richmond, VA held March 2012.

Greg Mast, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Environmental Themes as Motivating Factors for the Entrepreneurial Urban Farmers in Austin, TX" at the Association of American Geographers in New York City held February 2012.

Alexis Maston, APCE, received the Barbara L. Jackson Scholar Workshops award at the UCEA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Hip Hop Grew Up, Got a Job, and Went to College" at the Adult Education Research Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY held May 2012.

Adam Matthews, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Origins, Destinations, and Settlement Patterns of Mexican In-Migrants in New York's Finger Lakes Region" at the Applied Geography Conference in Redlands, CA held October 11.
--presented a paper entitled "High Resolution Mapping of Canopy Fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface: A Case Study in Austin, TX" at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing conference in Sacramento, CA held March 2012.

Ewelina Suchacka McBroom, Mathematics Education, presented a poster entitled "Learning to Teach Geometry with Technology: A Case Study of One In-Service Teacher's Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge" at the E-Learn 2011 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education in Honolulu, HI held October 2011.
--co-presented a paper entitled "Assessing Geometry Knowledge for Teaching" at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Albuquerque, NM held November 2011. --gave a presentation entitled "Quadrilateral Hierarchies and Making Sense of Definitions in Geometry" at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Albuquerque, NM held November 2011.

Erin McCurg, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Representations and Significance of Animals in Bram Stoker's Dracula" at the Bram Stoker Centenary Conference in North Yorkshire, UK held April 2012.

Jo McIntosh, Literature, presented a paper entitled "The Throne of Love and the Throne of Pamphilia" at the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference in Fort Worth, TX held October 2011.

Sarah McMillan, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Reproductive Ecology of Two Sympatrically Occurring Cyprinids in the Rio Grande Basin, Texas" at the American Fisheries Society 141st Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held September 2011.

Carly McNamara, Adult Education, presented a paper entitled "Pict'ure Ireland: An Investigation of the Cruithne in Northeastern Ireland" at the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference in Decatur, GA held October 2011.

Jeremy Meagher, Geography, gave a presentation entitled "Value Based Resource Recovery: Local Grocery Store Policy" at the Applied Geography Conference in Redlands, CAl held October 2011. --presented a paper entitled "Caesar's Mental Map" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Amanda Meyer, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Waste as Sacred and Profane in Eyrbyggja Saga, Hamlet and Beowulf" at the UMASS Amhert Interdisciplinary Conferene in Amherst, MA held March 2012.

Kayla N. Mireles, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "La Creaction de Una Identidad Nacional a traves de la Novela, historia y el Indio" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Amanda Mixon, Literature, presented a paper entitled "A Dialogic Discourse: The Past, Present, and Memory in Porter's 'Old Mortality' and Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse'" at the American Studies Association of Texas in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.

Cynthia Montgomery, Physics, presented a paper entitled "Stimulation of a Null Ellipsometer and a Modulating Ellipsometer Using MathCAD" at the Joint Fall 2011 Meeting of the Texas Sections of the APS, AAPT, and Zone 13 of the SPS in Commerce, TX held October 2011.

Todd W. Moore, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Tropical Cyclone Tornadoes as Hazards" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

James Joseph Moraco, Jr, Population & Conservation Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Male Behavioral Type and its Correlates with Species Recognition and Hormone Production in a Unisexual-Bisexual Mating Complex" at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Albuquerque, NM held June 2012.

David Morgan, Wildlife Ecology, gave a presentation entitled "Foraging Ecology and Food Availability for the Black-capped Vireo" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.

Stephanie Morgan, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled "Habitat Use and Bat Species in Trans-Pecos Texas" at the 92nd Meetin of American Society Mammalogists in Reno, NV held June 2012.

Alexandra Munters, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled "Nest site selection and the effects of land use on reproductive success of American oyster catchers on the upper Texas coast" at the North American Ornithological Union Conference in Vancouver, BC held August 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Habitat Suitability Map of American Oystercatchers on the Upper Texas coast" at the American Oystercatcher Working Group Meeting in Charleston, SC held November 2011.

Kayon Murray, APCE, presented a paper entitled "Cultural Coding between African American and Black Caribbean Women: Implications for Feminist Solidarity" at the Adult Education Research Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY held May 2012.

Chris Muse, English, presented a paper entitled "Learning the Hard Way: A New Reading of John Updike's 'The Alligators'" at the Second Biennial John Updike Society Conference in Boston, MA held June 2012.

Seamus R. Nelson, Communication Studies, presented in a panel entitled "Listening to and Conversing with the Voice of the Military" at the National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA held November 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Striving to Change: The Dark Side of Digital Interpersonal Communication" at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.

Juan Manuel Nino, School Improvement, received the Barbara L. Jackson Scholar Workshops Award at the UCEA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "What Does Love Got to Do With It: A Case Study of Leadership in Practice" at the American Educational Research Association 2012 annual meeting in Vancouver, CA held April 2012.

Rita Norton-Anderson, Playwriting, presented a paper entitled "Fusing the Postmodern and the Gothic to Rebirth Sam Shepard's Buried Child as the New Frankenstein" at the Humanities Education and Research Association Crossroads conference in Salt Lake City, UT held March 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Without a Name" at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference in Boston, MA held April 2012.

Nita Novianti, Literature, gave a presentation entitled "Unveiling Indonesia" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association conference in Alburquerque, NM held February 2012. --gave a presentation entitled "From Indonesia to America: Matrilineal Culture in Literature" at the NAL Symposium in Albuquerque, NM held March 2012.

Rain Nox, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Community Gardens and Low Income Populations in Austin, TX" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Sarah Olivas, Rhetoric & Composition, presented a paper entitled "The Innocence is the Crime: Finding What Lies Between Academic Spaces and Religious Fundamentalism" at the Conference of College Composition Communication in St. Louis, MO held March 2012.

Daniel F. Pacer, presented a paper entitled "What's In It For Me? Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions About Mentoring At-Risk Youth" at the American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada held April 2012.

David Parr, Geography, presented a paper entitled "What is Mappable? Demographic Dimensions of Collaborative Mapping" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Joan Parrott, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "The Conifer Wood Flora of the Upper Cretaceous Jose Creek Member, McRoe Formation, South-Central New Mexico: A Preliminary Report" at the Botany 2012 The Next Generation conference in Columbus, OH held July 2012.

Najeda Patolo, Geography, was a guest speaker discussing "Comber Precautions: Sick Waterways and Coastal Zones" at the International Beachcombing Conference in Lewes, DE held September 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Identifying Conducive Environments for Vibrio Vulnificus Growth in Matagorda Bay, Texas" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Matthew T. Patton, Geography Education, gave a presentation entitled "Does a Relationship Exist Between the Teaching of Required Geography Courses and Advanced Placement Human Geography Courses?" at the Geographical Association Annual Conference in Manchester, UK held April 2012.

Douglas Phillips, Wildlife Ecology, gave a presentation Entitled "Using Motion-Activated Cameras to Study Microhabitat Use of the Gulf Coast Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys compactus) " at the Texas Wildlife Society Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.

Vanessa Piña, Wildlife Ecology, gave a presentation entitled "Diet Changes of the Texas River Cooter (Pseudemys texana) at Spring Lake, Hays County, Texas" at the Texas Wildlife Society Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Habitat and Dietary Changes of Texas River Cooters in Spring Lake, Hays County" at the 32nd Annual Herpetology Conference in Gainesville, FL held March 2012.

Ben Prince, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Land Transformations in the Bastrop County Colorado River Corridor" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Marissa Pytlak, Communication Studies, presented a poster entitled "The Role of Commitment Satisfaction and Uncertainty as Predictors of Jealousy-Evoking Behavior" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA held April 2012.

Vicente Carlos Quintanilla, Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Expression and Localization of Multidrug Resistance Protein (Mrp4) in the Retinal Tissue of Danio rerio" at the ARVO-ISOCB O in Vancouver, Canada held September 2011.

Amanda Reat, Nutrition, presented a poster entitled "The Effect of Policy Change on Feeding Practices of Infants and Toddlers Particiapating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in San Marcos, TX" at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, CA held April 2012.

Julia Rech, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Balls and Chains: (In)Visible Patriarchy in Bridesmaids" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in Boston, MA held April 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "'Ready, Set, Go' and Shared Responsibility: A Persuasive Strategy Analysis" at the International Association of Wildland Fires conference in Seattle, WA held April 2012.

Gladys Reyna, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Contaminación e Intertextualidad" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami, FL held March 2012.

James Richard, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Using ESRI's Business Analyst to Optimize State Office Locations and Personnel Assignments for Over 200 Sites Throughout Texas: Problems and Solutions" at the Applied Geography Conference in Redlands, CA held October 2011.

Kristin Richardson, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Sarah Palin- An Ideological Criticism of Genger in Politics" at the Southern States Communication Association conference in San Antonio, TX held April 2012.

Jon D. Richey, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Inference of pCO2 Levels During the Late Cretaceous Using Fossil Lauraceae" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA held December 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Inference of pCO2 Levels During the Late Cretaceous Using Fossil Lauraceae" at the Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting 2012 in Columbus, OH held July 2012.

Kristin "Cheyenne" Riggs, English, gave a presentation entitled "Superinjuns: An Examination of Two of Popular Culture's Native American Stereotypes in Marvel Comics' X-men" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, NM held February 2012.

Kelly Rodibaugh, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Carbon Dynamics and Bacterial Metabolism in a Large, Impacted River System" at the OTARG-GPLC conference in Kingston, OK held October 2011.

Catherine Rodovsky, School Psychology, presented a Poster entitled "A Case Study in Effective Collaboration" at the Trainers of School Psychologists conference in Philadelphia, PA held February 2012.

Gregory Rodriguez, School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "Reframing the Praxis of School Leadership Through Digital Storytelling" at the UCEA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA held November 2011.

Graciela Sandoval, Geography, gave a presentation entitled "Why Recreation Matters- Assessment on Student Integration in Higher Education, Website Redesign-Work Hard, Play Harder" at the Region IV Student Lead-On in Stillwater, OK held January 2012.

Jaclyn Schildkraut, Criminal Justice PhD., presented a paper entitled "Movin', But Not On Up to the East Side: Foreclosures and Social Disorganization in Orange County, Florida" at the annual American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference in Washington, D.C. held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Homicide in the Headlines: An Analysis of the Newspaper Reporting of Baltimore Homicides of 2010" at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Meetings, for which she received the Homicide Research Working Group's Richard Block Award for Outstanding Thesis. --presented a paper entitled "The Remote is Controlled by the Monster: Issues of Mediatized Violence and School Shootings" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York, NY held March 2012.
--gave a presentation entitled "Using Sakai to Enhance Student Learning" at the Jasig-Sakai Conference in Atlanta, GA held June 2012.

Michael Scholz, Geography, presented a paper entitled "AP Human Geography Exam Scores by Grade Level" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Sarah Scott, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "The Effect of Defendant Characteristics on Juror Decision Making / Police Credibility and Jury Decision-Making" at the American Society of Criminology conference in Washington, DC held November 2011.

Kathleen Seal, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Insensitivity and Divisiveness in Public Spaces: Memphis, TN" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Jennet M. Seegers, Applied Geography, presented a paper entitled "Nantucket: A Case Study in the Spatial Representation of Oral Histories" at the National Association of Cartographic Information Sciences (NACIS) Annual Meeting in Madison, WI held October 2011.

Oleksandra Sehin, Adult, Professional, and Community Education PhD., co-presented a proposal entitled "International Adult Education and Capacity Building: What's the Connection?" at the AAACE 2011 Conference in Indianapolis, IN held November 2011.

Arlene Serrano, Education Ph.D., presented a paper entitled "Financial Literacy as Socio-Cultural Practices in the Lives of Adult Language Learners" at the Annual Literacy Research Conference in Jacksonville, FL held September 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Illustrating How ESL Instruction Can Build on Adult Learners' Funds of Knowledge" at the 14th UNAM ESL Conference in San Antonio, TX held November 2011.

Aisha Sharif, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Economics, Globalization, Deforestation, and Land Reform: Changes Affectign Diet and Health in the Lacaudon Community of Meusabar" at the American Anthropological Association conference in Montreal, CA held November 2011.

Cody Austin Sims, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Science Informed by Myth-Atwood's Oryx and Crake and the Year of the Flood" at the Science and Science Fiction Conference in Tulsa, OK held April 2012.
--presented a paper entitled "The World Re-existed: The Crucial Dystopian Thread in Ursula K. LeGuin's 'The Lathe of Heaven;" at the Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance: Science Fiction and Fantasy Landscapes conference in Detroit, MI held June 2012.

Jeff Simpson, Chemistry, gave a presentation entitled "Advanced Antireflective Coatings for Polycarbonate Lenses" at the Air Force Phase I Project Review in Dayton, OH held May 2012.

Barbara Smith, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "Sex Offenders in Travis County" at the American Society of Criminology in Washington, DC held November 2011.

Michelle Sotolongo, International Studies, was part of panel presentation on "Legal and lllegal Immigration from Latin America into the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Possibilities" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Miami Florida held March 2012.

Lauren Springs, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Genetic Distance in Populations of African Ancestry by Allele Frequencies" at the Texas Academy of Science conference in Alpine, TX held March 2012.
--presented a poster entitled "Excavations of St. George's Caye Cemetery, Belize" at the American Association of Physical Anthropology conference in Portland, OR held April 2012.

Christina Stanford, School Psychology, presented a poster entitled "Evidence for an Additive Effect; Evaluating the Own-Race-Bias Combined with Multiple Own-Group Dimensions" at the American Psychology-Law Society 2012 conference in San Juan, PR held March 2012.

Rebecca Stevens, School Psychology, presented a poster entitled "A Case Study in Effective Collaboration' at the Trainers of School Psychologists conference in Philadelphia, PA held February 2012.

Jordan Stewart, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Bulmbling Through Dystopia in Jacques Tati's 'Playtime'" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference in Providence, RI held March 2012.

Melanie Stine, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Biotic Influence on Morphology of a Peatland Stream Channel" at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Mobile, AL held October 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Channel Planform Pattern of an Appalachian mountain Wetland Stream" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Chasity L. Stinson, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Trinity Aquifer Study Using d18O and d2D Stable Isotope Analysis, Cave Without a Name, South Central, Texas" at the Geological Society of America Regional Meeting, South-Central Section in Alpin, TX held March 2012.

Mario Sullivan, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Terrestrial Subsidies in the Diets of Stream Fishes of the USA: Comparisons Among Taxa and Morphology" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Galveston, TX held February 2012.

Ghazal Tarar, Agricultural Education, gave a presentation entitled "The Relationship of Tree Canopy Cover and Vegetation with Incidence of Stress-Related Illness in Metropolitan Statistical Areas of Texas" at the ASHS 2012 Annual Conference in Miami, FL held August 2012.

Lindsay Tench, School Psychology, presented a poster entitled "A Case Study in Effective Collaboration' at the Trainers of School Psychologists conference in Philadelphia, PA held February 2012.

Caryn Tegtmeyer, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Patterning of Sharp Force Trauma to Bone" at the American Association of Physical Anthropology conference in Portland, OR held April 2012.

Benjamin Tobin, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Storm-event Responses of Five Karst Springs in the Kaweah River Basin, Sierra Nevada, California" at the Geological Society of America Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN held October 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Quantifying Geochemical and Geospatial Variability of Kaarst Sprigns in the kaweah River Basin, California" at the National Speleological Society Annual Meeting in Lewisburg, WV held June 2012.

Christi Townsend, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Spatial Change in South American Viticulture: Static Factors and Dynamic Processes in Past, Present, and Future Chilean and Argentinean Land-Use Patterns and Varietal Choices" at the UGI Regional Geographic Conference in Santiago, Chile held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "The Historical Geography of the Wine Industries in Chile and Argentina" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Stephen Tsikalas, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Annual Mud and Clast Transport Rates by Cave Swallows (Petrochelidon Fulva) at a Controlled Nesting Site in Central Texas" at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Mobile, AL held October 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "The Mud-Nesting of Texas: An Investigation of the Zoogeomorphic Process of Mud and Clast transport by Smaller Species" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012. Yasmin Turk, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Locations "Locations of Programs Serving Immigrant Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence" atthe Asspciation of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Swapneela Unkule, Computer Science, presented a poster entitled "Register Pressure Aware Code Transformation on GPU's" at the SuperComputing2011 (SC11) Conference in Seattle, WA held November 2011.

Ernesto Valenzuela Jr., Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Degradation of Escherichia coli Produced Indole by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Mixed Cultures" at the American Society for Microbiology Texas Branch in Arlington, TX held November 2011.

Carl Van Aacken, APCE, presented a paper entitled "Teaching a Learning Frameworks Course" at the College Access and Support Programs (CASP) Conference in Austin, TX held October 2011.
--gave a presentation entitled "Mosaic of Learning Frameworks for your Academic Success Course" at the NADE 36th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL held February 2012.

Tyler J. Vaughan, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Fear of Crime and the Physical Environment A Survey of College Campus Safety" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York, NY held March 2012.

Julio Verdi, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Similtud de Comportamiento de los Personajes en la Novela Mexicana de Principios del Siglo XIX (Catrin y Periquillo) at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies conference in Miami, FL held March 2012.

Kanika Verma, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Applying the Deconstruction of Genocide Maps to India" at the Applied Geography Conference in Redlands, CA held October 2011. --presented a paper entitled "Ethnicity and Spatial Thinking" at the Association of American Geographers in New York City held February 2012.

Rose Verstynen, Literature, presented a paper entitled "So Great a Wit: Lady Mary Wroth's Appropriation of Romance Conventions in Urania" at the Sixteenth Century Conference in Fort Worth, TX held October 2011.

M.A. Wallace, Aquatic Resources, gave a presentation entitled "Plankton dynamics in mesotrophic reservoirs of the Colorado River System, Texas, USA" at the 14th International World Lake Conference in Austin, TX held November 2011.

Eric Wallenstein, Literature, presented a paper entitled "After 'The Bug': Bodily Transformation in Charles Burns' Black Hole" at the English Student Association Conference 2012 in New York, NY held March 2012.

Jiao Wang, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled ""Uncertainly with the Scaing-Up of Remotely Sensed Evapotranspiration Estimation" at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems in Chicago, IL held November 2011. --presented a paper entitled "Remotely Sensed Evapotranspiration Estimation in Central Texas" at the AGU Chapman Conference on Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle conference in Kona, HI held February 2012.

Ruojing Wang, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Visualizing Uncertainty of Flood Plains" at the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Sara Weaver, Wildlife Ecology, gave a presentation entitled "Baseline Population Estimates and Microclimate Habitat Analysis of Overwintering Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats in Central Texas" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting in Fort Worth, TX held February 2012.

Elizabeth Wellings, Communication Studies, presented a panel entitled "Horton Heard a Who, Can You? Voices from GTAs on Teaching Practices in the Basic Course" at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA held November 2011.

Clayton Whitesides, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Proceses Responsible for Solifluction Tread & Riser Deferioration in Glacier National Park, Montana" at the Binghampton Geomorphology Symposium in Mobile, AL held October 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Fossorial Mammal Impacts on the Seedling Germination" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.

Suzane Whitney, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "An Assessment of Data Quanitity and Quality Provided by the North American Breeding Bird Survey for Wetland-Breeding Species" at the Waterbird Society Annual Meeting in Annapolis, MD held November 2011.

Aaron Wilson, Mathematics Education, gave a professional presentation entitled "Español + English = Espanglish!" at the Advancment of Mathematics Teaching 2012 Conference in Houston, TX held July 2012. Co-presenters were M. Alejandro Sorto and Carlos Mejia.

Daniel Wolcott, Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Compensatory Growth in Southern Mule Deer" at the 92nd Meeting of American Society Mammalogists in Reno, NV held June 2012.

David M. Yelacic, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Realms, A Look at Paleo Climates and Projectiles Recent Terrestrial Excavations at Spring Lake" at the Texas Archaeological Society Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, held October 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology of Sitio Chiuacabe, NW Guatemala" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Jamilatu Zakari, Sociology, gave a presentation entitled "Analyzing College Students' Food Diaries: Motivation, Reflection and Eating Behaviors at the Southern Sociological Society conference in New Orleans, LA held March 2012.

Elyse Zavar, gave a presentation entitled "After Acquisition: An Examination of Landuse from the 1990s Flood Buyouts" at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York, NY held February 2012.

Laura Zerega, Communication Studies, presented a poster entitled "Jealousy Evocation: The Role of Commitment Level, Relational Satisfaction and Relation Uncertainty" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Boston, MA held April 2012.

Naizhua Zhao, Geography, presented a paper entitled "A High resolution Fossil Fuel Carbon Dioxide Emixxion Map for the Continental United States Using Nighttime Light Imagery" at the International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Gis Methods for Change Detection and Spatio-Temporal Modelling conference in Hong Kong held December 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Integration of Ecological and Social Systems Using remote Sensing Data" at the Asociation of American Geographers in New York, NY held February 2012.
 

 

2010 - 2011

Israel Aguilar, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled "Reinventing the wheel: Moving from conventional to post-qualitative research" at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Urbana-Champaign, IL held May 19, 2011.

Brandy Alba, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Coyote 'Laughs So Hard Her Nose Falls Off': The Preservation of Cultural Worldviews and Literacy Systems in Two Native American Children's Stories" at the Native American Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, NM held in March 2011.

Jason Aleman, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a paper entitled "The effects of national student protest for educational equity in Chile on a Chilean secondary school: A case study" at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA held October 2010.

Jonathan Allen, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Investigating the Spatial Relationship between Alcohol Sales Compliance and DWI Incidents" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada held March 2011.
--presented "Residential Instability along the US-Mexico Border: A Test of Social Disorganization Theory" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Criminology in San Francisco, CA held November 2010.

Diego Araujo, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Recovery of endangered fountain darter habin following exceptional drought" at the Southeastern Fishes Council in Athens, GA held November 2010.

Jonna Beck, Education PhD., presented a paper entitled "Queering Curriculum for Adult Students: Past Performances for Present Learning" at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies in New Orleans, LA held April 2011.
--presented a poster and a paper entitled "Creative Writing as a Path to Academic Writing" at the Conference for Academic Support Personnel in El Paso, TX held September 2010.

Jessie Becker, Aquatic Recourses Ph.D., presented a paper entitled "Influence of land use at multiple spatial scales on nutrients and ecosystem function in a large river system" at the ASLO Aquatic Sciences in San Juan, Puerto Rico held February 2011.

Andrew F. Besa, Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "Cantinflas Sails: My Secret Life as a Writing enter Tutor" at the IWCA-NCPTW onference in Baltimore, MD held November 2010.

Kelly Boysen, Applied Geography, presented a paper entitled "Modeling Hurricane Evacuation Zones with the Use of Geographic Information Systems" at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference in Seattle, WA held April 2011.

Keith Bremer, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Demographic Characteristics and Sustainability Preferences of New Urbanist Neighborhood Residents" at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held April 2011.

Carmen Brysch, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled "Evaluating Educational Computer Games in Geography: What is the Relationship to Curriculum Requirements?" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Seattle, WA held April 2011.  The paper was the winner of the Geography Education Specialty Group's Student Paper Competition.
--presented "Geography: Teaching with the Stars, Globalization" at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in Denver, CO held November 2010.

F. Grace Burgess, Music History, presented a paper entitled "A Study of the Works of Mrs. E. A. Parkhurst" at the Sixteenth Annual Women and Gender's Conference at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO held October 2010.
--presented a paper entitled "Mrs. E.A. Parkhurst (1836-1918): Her Life and Works" at The Alive by Her Own Hand Women's Conference at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts held January 2011.

Phillip M. Burrell, Health Administration, presented a paper entitled "Obamacare: An Ethical Analysis of His Leadership and The Health Reform Initiative" at the Annual Society of Educators and Scholars Conference in San Antonio, TX held October 2010.

Alicia Caicedo, Music, performed Chopin Ballade No. 2 Op. 38 in F major, at the Medford Leas Series Recitals in Medford, NJ held October 2010.
--attended the Brevard International Festival and Institute, was part of Mrs. Elizabeth Pridnoff and Dr. Donna Lee studios, in Brevard, NC held June 25 - August 6, 2010.

Julia Chinnock, Theatre, presented a paper entitled "Power Moves: New Approaches to Plays from the Spanish Golden Age Through Fencing, Dancing and Connections to Shakespeare" at the American Society for Theatre Research Conference in Seattle, WA held November 2010.

Shaun Clarkson, English, presented a paper entitled "Medieval Systems of Suffering, or modern Suffering Systems" at the Jewish American Holocaust Literature Symposium in Miami, FL held November 2010.

--presented a paper entitled "Philip Roth's Real Name: Jewish American Fiction After the Holocaust" on a Roth Society panel at the American Literature Association Symposium in Savannah, GA held October 2010.

Matthew H. Connolly, Geography-Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "GIS and the United States Historical Climatology Network in Texas: An IMS approach" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Seattle, WA held April 2011.
--co-presented a paper with Clayton J. Whitesides and Jason D. Arbogast entitled "Predicting Fractional Snow Cover" at the Applied Geography Conference in Fort Worth, TX held October 2010.

Cathy Cooper, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Quantitative Analysis of Survey of Geography Teachers" at the National Conference on Geographic Education in Savannah, GA held October 2010.

Maria F. Cortez, International Studies, co-presented a defense for the Joint Defense Council entitled "Republic of Yemen" at the Southeast Conference of Model Arab League in Spartanburg, SC held March 16-18, 2011. Awards: "Honorable Mention."

Alyssa Crow, MA Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "A Tale of Two ISDs: A Comparison of Access in Texas Public Schools" at the Southwest Conference of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico held March 2011.

Mary D. Curtis, Geography Education, presented "Tried and True GIS Practices for the Middle/High School Classroom" at the NCSS Annual Conference in Denver, CO held November 2010.
--presented in a session entitled "Sustainable Ecosystems, Enduring ultures (SEEC) Ecuador" and presented research in session entitled "Geography Classes Required for Middle School and High School across the States" at the National Conference on Geographic Education in Savannah, GA held September 29 - October 3, 2010.

Jesse Dalton, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "For the Charnel to the Grave House: Examinations of Southeastern Native American Mortuary Practices" at Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Lexington, KY held October 2010.

Kenyatta Y. Dawson, Education PhD., presented a paper entitled "Transforming Learning: The Role of Higher Education in Formulating Mixed Race Identity and Communities" at the Inaugural Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, held November 2010.

Alvaro Diaz, Political Science, presented a posted entitled "The Emerging Role of Graduate Students in Campus Recreation" at the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association Annual Conference and Sports Exposition in New Orleans, LA held April 13-16, 2011.

James T. Dietrich, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Visualizing  Small-Scale Geomorphic Features Using 3D Models Derived from Microsoft Photosynth" at the 41st Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Columbia, SC held October 2010.
--awarded a graduate student travel grant by the University of South Carolina to attend the conference.

Julie Diehl, School Improvement Education, PhD., presented a paper entitled "Exploring Accountability Pressures through Principals' Collaborative Autobiography" at the University Council for Educational Administration Convention in New Orleans, LA held October 2010.

Margaret Drinkwater, Communication Studies, presented a co-written paper entitled "Back to the Past: Looking at communication apprehensions through a temporal lens" at the Eastern Communication Association 2011 Conference in Arlington, VA held April 2011.

Livia Edegger, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "La carnavalizacion en las fabulas de Monterroso" at The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in San Juan, Puerto Rico held March 2011.

Dessynie Edwards, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled "Superintendent Leadership for Professional Development" at the Annual Conference of the University Council on Educational Administration in New Orleans, LA held October 2010.

Brett Fails, Mass Communication, presented a paper entitled "Measuring the Effect of Collectivism in Print Ads in the Emerging Latino Market" at the Spanish Language Media 2010 Panorama of Opportunities in Denton, TX held November 2010.

Seth S. Frei, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Post-College Co-Residence and Adult Child-Parent Relational Satisfaction" at the Central States Communication Association Conference in Milwaukee, WI held April 6-9, 2011.

Swapnil Gaikwad, Industrial Technology, presented a paper entitled "Thermal and electrical properties of PA11/Nanographene platelet nanocomposites" and a poster entitled "Square Beam Glass fiber bridge design" at the Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA held May 23-26, 2011.

Laura Graves, Anthropology, gave a podium presentation entitled "The Effects of Two Types of Auditory Enrichment on the Behavior of Laboratory-Housed Infant and Juvenile Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)" at the Texas Association of Biologial Anthropologists meeting in Waco, TX held November 2010.
--presented a poster entitled "The Effect of Auditory Enrichment on Abnormal Behaviors in Laboratory-Housed Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)" at the Southern California Primate Research Group Forum in San Diego, CA held November 2010.

Brock Geary, Population and Conservation Biology, presented a poster entitled "Movements and survival of juvenille Reddish Egrets along the Gulf coast: initial observations" at The 34th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society in Grand Island, NE held March 2011.

Shana Hamid, Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "Prominence of Language Merger: Code-switching with Special Respect for Spanglish" in the panel Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Listening to the Diverse Needs of Students in Public Education at the American Educational Studies Association Conference in Denver, CO held October 2010.

Caylie Hoffmans, Secondary Education, participated in the Southeast Conference of Model Arab League in Sparanburg, SC held March 16-18, 2011.

Teri Holtzclaw, English Literature, presented a paper entitled "Sons and Lovers: Lawrence's Psychological Transference of Carbs, Colors, and Calories" at the Midwest Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Conference in Chicago, IL held November 2010.

Ben Hutchins, Biology, co-presented a paper entitled "Linking hydrogeology, geochemistry, and microbiology to food web dynamics in the biodiverse phreatic karstic Edwards Aquifer, TX, USA" at the Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society in Providence, RH held May 22-26, 2011.
--co-presented a paper entitled "Nutrient supply and chemolithoautotrophy as a possible driver of stygobiont diversity and aquifer evolution: The Edwards Aquifer of South-Central Texas" at the International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems Annual Conference in Bowling Green, KY held June 8-10, 2011.

Iffat Jabeen, Educational Technology, co-presented a paper entitled "Legitimate Peripheral Participation in the GNU/Linux Community" at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference in Nashville, TN held March 7-11, 2011.

Sarah J. Kane, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Evidence for multiple cAMP pathways for activation of F98 cells to the reactive state" at the Experimental Biology conference in Washington D.C. held April 9-13, 2011.

Christina J. Kendall, Communication Studies, presented a co-written paper entitled "Back to the Past: Looking at Communication Apprehensions through a Temporal Lens" at the Eastern Communication Association 2011 Conference in Arlington, VA held April 2011. This was part of a Texas State University Panel titled "Communicating My Time: The Role of Individual Time Perspectives in Communication Behaviors" formed by Communication Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Felipe Gomez.

John Kinsey, Wildlife Ecology, presented a paper entitled "Effectiveness of the Surrogator as a propogation tool for Northern Bobwhite in Southern Texas" at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX held February 2011.

Larry Kleitches, Geographic Education PhD., presented a paper entitled "Cold Pleasure: The Cultural Misinformation about Professional Hockey in Texas" at the American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Annual Meeting in Kerrville, TX held November 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "This is Not a City: The CVSD Dilemma" at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held April 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Geography and the Texas Accountability Rating System" at the National Council for Geographic Education 2010 Meeting in Savannah, GA held September-October 2010.
--presented as part of a group a paper entitled "Geography Classes Required for Middle School and High School across the States" at the National Council for Geographic Education 2010 Meeting in Savannah, GA held September-October 2010.

Yan Lin, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "An Exploratory study of Vietnamese Americans in Texas using web demographic data" at the Annual Meeting of teh Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Seattle, Washington held on April 12-16, 2011.

Shae R. Luther, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Texas Freshwater Inflows" at the 33rd Applied Geography Conference in Fort Worth, TX held October 2010.

Monirith LY, Adult, Professional, Community Education PhD., presented a poster on Multicultural Curriculum Transformation at Texas State University-San Marcos at POD Conference in St. Louis, MO held November 2010.
--awarded the Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowship.

Edris J. Montalvo, Jr., Alumnus, Texas State University-San Marcos, received second place for his dissertation "The Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic and African-American Undergraduate Students in Public Universities in the U.S., 2000-2006" in the 2011 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Inc./ETS's Outstanding Dissertation Competition. Montalvo is Assistant Professor, Cameron University.

Adam Mathews, Geographic Information Science PhD., presented a paper entitled "Rural Migration Destinations: Mexican Agricultural Labor in New York's Finger Lkes Region" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held April 12-16, 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "A Remote Sensing Analysis of Finger Lakes Region Vineyards" at the 33rd Applied Geography Conference in Ft. Worth, TX held October 2010.

Christian McArthur, Software Engineering, gave a presentation entitled "An Ontological Approach to Manufacturer Supplier Discovery" at the Texas Academy of Sciences meeting in Austin, TX held March 4, 2011. Awards: Certificate of Appreciation.

Joseph McKenna, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "School Violence and Policy Responses: An Analysis of Massachusetts Schools" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York City held March 2011.

Sally Moody, Health Education, presented a poster entitled "Condom Awareness Pub Crawl" at the Annual ASHA School Health Conference in Kansas City, MO held October 2010.

Todd W. Moore, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Temperature Trends in Texas" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held April 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Climatology of Tornadoes Associated with Gulf Coast-Landfalling Hurricanes" at the Applied Geography Conference in Ft. Worth, TX held October 2010.

Sean Morales, Social Work, co-presented a paper with Dr. Mary-Jo Biggs and Dr. Amy Russell entitled "Creativity in the Real and Virtual Classroom: Poetry and Visual Media in Graduate Policy and Research Courses" at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Portland, OR held October 2010.

Casie Moreland, Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "I Don't Want to Sound Like a Racist but..." at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, GA held April 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Literacy in an Intensive English Classroom: Marginalization of Second Language Learners" at the American Educational Studies Association Conference in Denver, CO held October 2010.

Stephanie Motz, Poetry, presented a paper entitled "Embedding Tutors as Online Resources in the First Year English Classroom" at the International Writing Centers Association with National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Baltimore, MD held November 2010.

Troy Newton, Spanish, presented a paper entitled "Huellas del pasado, pasos de hoy: Gabriel Garcia Marquez y John Calvin en el cuento "Buen viaje, señor presidente" at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLA) Annual Conference in San Juan, PR held March 2011.

Juan Manuel Niño, School Improvement, presented a paper, entitled "The sky is falling; Creating a new world of qualitative research design" at the International Congress of Qualitative Research Annual Conference in Urbana-Champaign, IL held May 2011.
--co-presented a paper entitled "National student protest for educational equity in Chile: A case study of public pedagogy and its influence in a Chilean secondary school" at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Division B: Curriculum Studies, Section 1: Critical Perspectives and Communities in Action in New Orleans, LA held in April 2011.
--co-resented a paper entitled "Superintendents and Professional Development: A Preliminary Study" at the University Council of Educational Administration Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA held in October 2010.
--co-presented a paper entitled "The effects of national student protest for educational equity in Chile on a Chilean secondary school: A case study" at the University Council of Educational Administration Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA held in October 2010.
--co-presented a paper entitled "Superintendents and Staff Development: Implications for Research and Preparation" at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. held in August 2010.

Molly A. O'Neil, Computer Science, presented a paper entitiled "Floating-Point Data Compression at 75 Gb/s on a GPU" at the Fourth Workshop on General Purpose Processing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU-4) in Newport Beach, CA held March 5,2011.

SungEun Park, Piano Performance, presented a paper entitled "Music of Peter Petroff" at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, HI held January 2011.

Matt Patton, Geography, co-presented a paper with Cheryl Frazier entitled "Influence of Pre-service Education on Teachers' Beliefs and teaching Practices of Map Skills" at the NCGE National Conference on Geographic Education in Savannah, GA held September-October 2010.

Priscilla Pham, Nurtition (Functional Foods), presented a poster entitled "Secreted bioactive factors from Bifidobacterium longum increase the levels of intestinal Facting Induced Adipocyte Factor (FIAF) in vitro" at the Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 2011. Pham's poster was selected for participation in the graduate student poster competition organized by the Dietary Bioactive Components Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition.

Michele Quinones, Criminal Justice, attended and provided support for the doctoral program booth at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, CA held November 2010.

Vincent Quintanilla, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Expression and Localization of Multidrug Resistance Protein 4 (Mrp4) in the Retinal Tissue of Danio rerio" at the Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 9 to April 13, 2011.

Susan T. Rauch, Literature and Technical Communication, presented a paper entitled "Where the Boys (and Girls) Are: From the Pastons' to Mulcaster's English" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Sigma Tau Delta Session in Albuquerque, NM held October 2010.

Gregory Rodriguez, Education, presented a symposium entitled "Launching a Teacher Residency Program: Views from Five Teacher Quality Partnership Grantees" at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) 63rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA held February 2011.
--participated in a symposium entitled, "Reimagining Teacher Preparation: An Overview of the Teaching Residency for Critical Shortage Areas" at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New Orleans, LA held Friday, April 8 through Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Graciela Sandoval, presented a poster entitled "Texas State Students' Perception of Sustainable Campaign and Their Positive Behavior Correlation based on Theory of Planned Behavior" at the NIRSA Annual Conference Expo in New Orleans, LA held April 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Play Greener! Promote Your Sustainable Plan" at the NIRSA National Marketing Institute in Memphis, TN held November 2010.
--presented a paper entitled "Work Hard, Play Greener: Marketing/Eco" at the NIRSA Region IV Conference at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX held September 2010.

Santosh Sarangkar, Computer Science, presented a poster entitled "Intelligent Feedback for Fast and Effective Autotuning" at the Supercomputing Conference (SC10) in New Orleans, LA held November 2010.

Alan Schaefer, Literature, presented a paper entitled "James Joyce and the Grotesque World of 'Circe'" at the Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ held February 25, 2011.

Michael Scholz, Geography PhD., presented a paper entitled "Evaluating Spatial Thinking in University World Geography Textbook Questions" at the Association of American Geography Conference in Seattle, WA in April 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Geography Classes Required for Middle School and High School across the States" at the National Conference for Geographic Education in Savannah, GA held September 2010.
--presented a paper entitled "Using Ethnic Festivals as an Educational Tool in the Geography Classroom" at the Association of American Geography Conference in Washington D.C. in April 2011.

Sarah E. Scott, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Causal Inference in the Social Sciences: Matching, Propensity Scores, and Other Strategies" at the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) annual conference in Berkeley, CA held June 27-July 1, 2011.

Arlene Serrano, Education Ph.D., presented a paper entitled "Scaffolding English Literacy Learning and Instruction through Pen Pals and Parent Child Interactions" at Texas Association of Adult and Literacy Education in Austin, TX held February 2011.
-- presented a paper entitled "Partnerships between the University, School, and Community: A Collaborative Leadership Experience" at the Education and Community Leadership Conference in San Marcos, TX held February 2011.

Crystal Sheedy, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Negotiating Spaces: A Maya Woman's Experience with Migration" at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) annual conference in Seattle, WA held March 2011.

Danielle del Castillo Shelton, M.S. student in Geography, presented a paper at the Association of American Geographers Conference entitled "Cypress Creek Project and Inclusion of Stakeholders in Watershed Management." The conference was held in Seattle, WA in April 2011.

Kailey Slone, Communication Studies, co-authored the paper "Listen Up!: The Temporality of Listening Styles" presented by Jill Wallace at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Arlington, VA in April 2011.

Barbara Smith, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "Day Laborers - Myths and Realities" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York City held March 2011.

John R. Stecker, Biology, presented two posters entitled "Aptamer-mediated complement system killing of MCF-7 and MEAR cancers cells" and "Internalization of the DNA TLS-11a aptamer in MEAR liver hepatoma cells" at the Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 2011.

Eileen M. Suarez, Mass Communication, co-presented a paper entitled "Looking for social conflict? An exploratory study of the impact of Facebook consumption on interpersonal relationships among college students" at the 10th annual Hawaii International Research Conference on Social Sciences in Honolulu, Hawaii held June 2011.

Joanna Suckling, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "A Longitudinal Study on the Outdoor Human Decomposition Sequence in Central Texas" at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL held February 2011.

Jillian Summar, Counseling and Guidance- Student Affairs, presented a presentation entitled "Freshman Outdoor Experiences: More than Just Orientation" at the National Conference on Outdoor Leadership in Estes Park, CO held February 2011.

Sunni Taylor, Aquatic Resources PhD, presented a poster entitled "Homoploid hybrid speciation in Louisiana Iris" at the Evolution 2011 Conference in Norman, OK held June 2011.

Ben Tobin, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Downstream Evolution of Water Quality and Quantity in Mountain Marble Karst Aquifers" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, CO held October 2010.

Christi Townsend, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Mountain Viticulture and the Role of Anthropogeomorphology: General Principles and Case Studies" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle, WA held April 2011.

Kanika Verma, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Syriana: Oil Landscapes in Cinematic Space" at the Association of American Geographers International Conference in Seattle, WA held April 2011.

Akinyi Wadende, Adult, Professional and Community Education, was part of a panel presentation entitled "(Re)presenting Research: Doctoral Students 'Know the Place for the First Time' through Post-qualitative Inquiry" at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL held May 19-22, 2011.
--panel presentation entitled "Incorporating biography, life history, and critical journaling in the process of successfully positioning both 'self' and 'other' in context" at the International Society for Educational Biography in San Antonio, TX held April 28-30, 2011.
--Session Chair: Global Education from Middle School through Postsecondary Education Settings at the American Educational Research Association (WERA) Conference in New Orleans, LA held April 8-12, 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Adult education and indigenous Luo women: An opportunity for theory and community development" at the International Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) in Universite de Geneva-Geneva, Switzerland, held March 3-6, 2011.

Jill Wallace, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Listen Up!: The Tomporality of Listening Styles" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Arlington, VA held April 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "What's Love Got to Do with it?: The effects of Gender and Perceived Motive on Supervisor's Credibility in Workplace Romances" at the Western States Communication Association Conference in Monterey, CA held February 2011.

Neng Wan, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Spatial access to healthcare services and disparities of colorectal cancer in Texas" at the Association of American Geographers conference in Seattle, WA held April 13-17, 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Characterizing Potential Spatial Access to Healthcare Services" at the annual conference of Southwest Association of American geographers in Tahlequah, OK held October 2010.
-- won 3rd place in student paper competition.

Jlao Wang, GIS, presented a paper entitled "Scale effects on the remote estimation of evaportranspiration" at the 2011 AAG Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held April, 2011.
--presented a paper entitled "Impacts on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge from Precipitation Magnitude, Pattern, Timing and Intensity" at the
Symposium on Remote Sensing and Hydrology in Jackson Hole, WY held September 2010.

Elizabeth Wellings, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Stereotypes of XBox Gamers, Communication Consequences" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference in San Antonio, TX held April, 2011.

Ty Whisenant, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Identification of Residues Critical to Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) Assembly" at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 2011. Graduate Student of the Year (Biochemistry 2011), Graduate Instructional Assistant of the Year (Biochemistry 2010) Welch Summer Fellowship (twice 2010 and 2011), Larry Wright Scholarship (2010), Barbara Wright Scholarship (2010).

Clayton Whitesides, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Predicting Fractional Snow Cover" at the Applied Geography Conference in Fort Worth, TX held October 2010.

Desare Williams, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Constructing Black Identity in Argentina in the 21st Century" at the Expanding the Influence of Applied Social Science Meeting in Seattle, WA held March 29-April 2, 2011.

Suzi Wiseman, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Wild Dog Adaptation to Urban Encroachment" at the Association of American Geographers' annual meeting AAG 2011 in Seattle, WA held April 2011.  Secretary for the Animal Geography specialty group annual business meeting and was elected as student representative for a second term.

David Yelacic, Environmental Geography PhD., presented a paper entitled "Gender and Texas Archaeologists: Results of a Survey in Gender in Archaeology," and collaborated on a paper entiled "Back to the Well: New Underwater Research at Spring Lake, San Marcos" at the Annual Conference of the Texas Archaeologial in Corpus Christi, TX held October 2010.

Sarah Youree, Literature, presented a paper entiled "Transcendent Bedfellows: Hesse's 'Siddhartha' and di Prima's 'Memoirs of a Beatnik' and the Search for Enlightenment from a Woman's Perspective" at the American Studies of Texas Conference in Commerce, TX held November 2010.

Elyse Zavar, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Holocene Vegetation Change in the Western Siberian Lowlands Based upon Comparison of Fossil and Modern Pollen Assemblages" at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Seattle, WA held April 2011. 

2009 - 2010

Israel Aguilar, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled “Transforming Principal Preparation: From Educational Administration to Leadership for Social Justice” at the University Council of Educational Administration Annual Convention in Anaheim, CA held November 2009.

Laura Alberici da Barbiano, Aquatic Resources,  presented a paper entitled “Metapopulation dynamics and sperm storage may explain the maintenance of a vertebrate gynogenetic species: A simulation model at Evolution 2010” in Portland, OR held June 2010.

Jonathan Allen, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled “Treatment Outcomes: Using CPAI to Control for Program Fidelity” at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA held November 2009.
-- presented “Program Fidelity  and Residential Treatment Outcomes” (co-presented with Dr. Pablo Martinez) and “Assessing  the Effects of Social Disorganization on Crime in Texas Border Counties: A  Time-Series Cross-Sectional Analysis from 1990 to 2007” at Academy of Criminal  Justice Sciences in San Diego, CA held February 2010.

Matt Anding, Geography, presented a poster entitled “The Use of a GIS to Delineate Potential Urban Deer Habitats and Analyze their Spatial Distributions” at the Annual Southwestern Division of Association of American Geographers in Little Rock, AR held October 2009.

Ashley Andreano, MEd  in Health Education, co-presented a teaching technique called “When Friends Cut  Themselves” at the American School Health Association conference in Denver, CO held October 2009.

Jane B. Atha, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Identification and Analysis of Fluvial Wood on a Basin Scale: What are the primary indicators of the presence of large wood within the Queets River Basin, Olympic Peninsula Washington?" at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Blacksburg, VA held October 2009. She was awarded a student scholarship from Virginia Tech to attend the Symposium.

Laura E. Ayers, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial , Saltwater and Freshwater Environments: A Pilot Study" at the Texas Archaeological Society Annual Meeting in Del Rio, TX held October 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled
"Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial , Saltwater and Freshwater Environments: A Pilot Study" at the Texas Association of Biological Anthropologist Annual Meeting in Austin, TX held November 2009. She received the Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation award.
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presented a paper entitled "Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial , Saltwater and Freshwater Environments: A Pilot Study" at the American Academic of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA held February 2010. She was a contender for the Forensic Sciences Foundation Emerging Scientist Award, and received the Forensic Sciences Foundation Student Presentation Scholarship based on her abstract.
-- presented a paper entitled "Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial , Saltwater and Freshwater Environments: A Pilot Study" at the Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting in Stephenville, TX held March 2010. She received the Honarable Mention in the Graduate Student Presentation Award category.

Karen Taylor Backor, School Improvement PhD., co-presented a paper with Karen Gonzales, Salwa Khan, & Dami Womack entitled "Transformative Citizenship Education for Adult U.S. Citizens: A Critical Perspective on Mexico - U.S. Immigration: The Mexican Perspective Represented in Film" at the CSOTTE conference in San Antonio, TX held October 2009.

Sean Barnes, Communication Design, book entitled "The Three Bears" won The Michael Cronan Stewardship Award, at the 2010 Creative Summit.

Jonna Beck, Adult, Professional and Community Education, presented co-teaching developmental writing " A Heuristic Narrative in Preparation for further Qualitative Inquiry" at the Congreso Internacional de Educacion Superior in Heredia, Costa Rica, March 2010.

Jesse Becker, Aquatic  Resources, presented a poster entitled "Spatial patterns of nutrient concentration and ecosystem function in a Western Gulf-slope river system." at the ASLO/NABS joint conference in Santa Fe, NM held June 2010.

Robert John Bexar II, Political Science, presented a paper entitled "The political influence on comic books and graphic novels from the Great Depression to Post 9/11" at the 40th Annual Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in St. Louis, MO held March 2010.

Amanda Birnbaum, Biology, presented poster entitled "Volatile oils of Monarda viridissima, an Endemic Species of the Carrizo Sand Formation in Texas" at  the Botanical Society of America in Providence, RI held August 2010.

Keith Bremer, Geography, PhD. Student, presented a paper entitled "Socio-Economic Characteristics of Different Land Use Areas in Austin, Texas, 2000" at the Applied Geography Conference in Baton Rouge, LA held October 2009.
--presented a Poster entitled "Are Current Trends in Central Texas Providing a Model for the Future of the Sustainable Housing Industry?" at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Lara Bryant, Geographic Education, presented research entitled “A Collaborative Inquiry Model for Teaching GIS” at the National Council of Geography Education Annual Meeting in San Juan, PR held September 2009.

Carmen Brysch, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled "Geography for Life 2nd Edition: Critique, Comments, and Recommendations" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Clarissa Capra, Developmental and Adult Education, presented a concurrent session entitled “How to Help the Fish Survive” at the College Academic Support Programs Conference in San Antonio, TX held October 2009.

Julia Chinnock, Theatre, presented paper entitled "The Shifting Image of Vampires in Popular Culture"  at the 40th Annual Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in St. Loius, MO held March 31 - April 4, 2010.

Amber Conrad, poster entitled "Boom Town, USA" at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2010 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA held April 2010.

Cathy Cooper, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Assessments in K-12 Geography" at the National Conference on Geographic Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico held September 2009.

Brittani Crook, MA Communication Studies, presented a poster entitled “Self-Disclosure and Computer Mediated Communication: A Social Information Processing Theory Perspective” (co-authored with Brendan Radomski) at the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, MD held April 2010.

Briana K Curtin, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "The Effects of Fire Suppression Techniques on Burned Bone’" at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, WA held February 2010.

Aja Davidson, Geography, presented a paper entitled “Potential and Revealed Spatial Accessibility of Emergency Services for Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities” at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Christopher Andrew Day, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "An assessment of the historical hydroclimatology of the Animas River basin at Durango, Colorado" at the Applied Geography Conference, held in Baton Rouge, LA held October 2009.

Christi Delgatty, Sociology, presented her research entitled "Volunteer Particiaption in Humanitarian Projects in West Africa: A Qualitative Study" for the International Research Conference for Graduate Students in San Marcos, TX held November 2009.
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presented her research entitled "Volunteer Participation in Humanitarian Projects in West Africa: A Qualitative Study" for the Sociology Section of the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in Houston. TX held March 31 - April 3, 2010.
-- presented a paper entitled " The Negative Effect of Media Spectacle Surrounding the Beijing Olympics on the Chinese Community: A Literature Overview" for the International Studies Section of the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in Houston. TX held March 31 - April 3, 2010.
-- presented her research entitled " Humanitarian Efforts in Africa: for the International Studies Section of the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in Houston. TX held March 31 - April 3, 2010.

Corey DeLeon, Human Nutrition, presented “Modulation of Redox/Nitric Oxide Signaling by Lamiaceae Herbs in Seminal Vesicles of Lumbricus terrestris” at the Experimental Biology Conference in Anaheim, CA held on April 24, 2010. Work was selected as a finalist for the Nutrient-Gene Interaction Poster Competition and a finalist in the Dietary Bioactive RIS Poster Competition.

Shannon Dere, Recreation and Leisure Services, presented research in a poster entitled “Motivation and Generational Characteristics of Student Employees in Campus Recreation” at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Exposition in Anaheim, CA held April 2010.

Danielle Devore, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled "Utility of Mini Mental State Examination in Predicting Discourse Comprehension" at the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in New Orleans, LA held November 2009.

James Diep, School Psychology, presented a poster entitled "Social Justice in School Psychology: Philosophy, Beliefs, and Money" at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention in Chicago, IL held March 2010.

Brian Erik Dickerson, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled "Road Density as a Proxy for Urbanization Effects Using the Red-Eared Slider in the Lower Rio Grande Valley" at the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Galveston, TX held February 2010.

Daniel DiMichele, Anthropology, presented a Poster "Sex Estimation in a Modern Forensic Sample Using a Discriminant Function Analysis from the Calcaneus" at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, WA February 2010.

Amber Drown, Literature, presented a paper entitled "The Search for Eden: Ecocriticism and Herman Melville's Typee" at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association's 31st Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM held February 2010.

T. Bernie Fang, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled "Simulating Wind-Carried Particulate Matter with Cellular Automata" at the 2010 American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Air Pollution and Health Specialilty Conference in San Diego, CA held March 2010.
-- presented a paper entitled: "Recidivism Route Analysis with GPS Data – A Case Study" at the 106th Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Christina Fleuriet, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled “The Cyber Factor: An Analysis of Relational Maintenance through the use of Computer-Mediated Communication” at the National Communication Association Convention in Chicago, IL held November 2009.

Gram Garner, Communication Design, book entitled Universe Left Handed won Special Recognition Award at the 2010 Creative Summit; Universe Stamps Series won The Coveted Memorial Ralph Award.

Kelly Goodsheller, Population and Conservation Biology, presented a paper entitled "Three coexisting tree species rooted in fractured bedrock on the Edwards Plateau do not partition water" at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA held August 2010.
--presented a paper entitled “Response to Extreme Drought by Three Edwards Plateau Tree species: Live Oak, Ashe Juniper and Cedar Elm.” at the 57th Annual Meeting of Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference in Junction, TX, held April 2010

Jennifer Griffin, Human Nutrition, presented an oral presentation and poster entitled "Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase mediates the ability of retinol to inhibit colon cancer cell invasion in vitro" at the Experimental Biology Conference in Anaheim, CA April 2010.
Awards: Finalist in the ASN/NSC Graduate Student Research Oral Presentation Competition at the 2010 Experimental Biology Conference-Anaheim, CA 2009.ASN/NSC Graduate Student Research Awards Abstract Competition Winner; Winner of the Women in Science and Engineering Conference Poster Competition, Texas State University (2010); Graduate Academic Excellence Award from Texas State University College of Applied Arts (2010); Texas State Academic Excellence and Graduate Research Award, Family and Consumer Sciences Department (2010).

Scott Matthew Harris, Theatre, presented a paper entitled "Superheroes Finally Take the Stage" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in St. Louis, MO held March 31 - April 3, 2010.

Alisa Heald, Social Work, co-presented a paper with Dr. Mary Tijerina, Dr. Christine Norton, and Dr. Amy Russell entitled “Shifting Paradigms in Social Work Research: Action Research Competencies and Curriculum” at the 55th Council in Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in San Antonio, TX held November 2009.

Hope van der Heijden, Human Nutrition, presented a poster entitled "Maternal Characteristics and Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices in the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in San Marcos, Texas" at the Texas Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo in Dallas, TX held March 2010.

Erin Henry, Social Work, presented a poster entitled "God Built Me and God Don't Make Mistakes: Experiences of Older Adult Women with ADHD" at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in San Antonio, TX held November 2009.

Patricia Hernandez, Developmental and Adult Education, presented in a panel entitled “Developmental Education Masters-level Students' Perspectives on Graduate Preparation” at the College Academic Support Programs (CASP) in San Antonio, TX held October 2009.

Janelle Hibbing, Health Education, presented a teaching technique entitled "Sexting-It's a Big Deal” at the American School Health Association Conference in Denver, CO held October 2009.

Lela A. Holt, Theatre, presented a paper entitled "José Joaquín Gamboa: Mexico's Forgotten Realist Playwright" at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature in Lawrence, KS held November 2009.
-- served as dramaturg for the Playwriting Symposium at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Cleveland, OH held March 2010.

Teri Holtzclaw, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Marginalizing the Marginalized: Waste Studies in Chaucer’s London" at the 2010 Literary London Conference - Institute of English Studies, University of London held July 2010.

Jeremey Honea, Communication Design, had three pieces entitled Please Do Not Feed The Fish, Stop the Labor Force, and Voices Not Violence accepted under the category of Posters at the American Instiute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge fourth annual Flux 09 Student Competition, 2009.
-- won bronze for "Gallery Materials" in the Graphic Design Category at the 2009 Art Directors Club of Houston show.
-- submitted a piece entitled Aquarelle under the category Logo at the LogoLounge, 2010. The piece was a selected entry.
-- submitted a piece entitled Private Testing under the poster category at the CMYK Top 100 Creatives, 2010. He was a selected entry.
-- submitted a piece entitled Dia del Humidor under the book category at the Creative Summit, 2010. He won the Award of Excellence.
-- submitted a piece entitled Texas State Gallery Materials under the brochure category at the 2009 Art Directors Club of Houston. He won bronze.
-- submitted a piece entitled The Almighty Bean under the book category at the 2009 Art Directors Club of Houston show. He won the Award of Excellence.

Ashley Hurst, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled “A Preliminary Assessment of the Population, Potential Food Resources, and Habitat Connectivity of Alouatta pigra in Métzabok, Chiapas, Mexico” at the Mid West Primate Interest Group in Allendale, MI held October 2009.

Sampath Jayarathna, Computer Science, presented a poster entitled “Oculomotor Plant Biometrics: Person-Specific Features in Eye Movements” at the 2009 Sigma Xi International Research Conference in The Woodlands, TX held November 2009.

James Johanson, Developmental and Adult Education, participated in a panel entitled "Developmental Education Masters-level Students' Perspectives on Graduate Preparation" at the College Academic Support Conference (CASP) in San Antonio, TX held October 2009. He received a certificate of appreciation.

Dmitri Kabakov, Industrial Technology, presented a paper as a finalist at the International Student Symposium, entitled "Effects of Dispersion Techniques on FST and Mechanical Properties of Phenolic/E-Glass Nanocomposites," and participated in the Ultra Light Bridge Contest at SAMPE 2010 in Seattle, WA held May 2010.
Award - "Finalist in the SAMPE 2010 University Research Program, MS Category"; 3rd place for Fiberglass bridge.

Sameera Kapila, Communication Design, had five pieces entitled Mermaid's, Gator Textbooks, ChopStix, Dog Duty, and Dream Bakery accepted under the category of Identity at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge fourth annual Flux 09 Student Competition, 2009.
-- had two pieces accepted entitled 2050 and Unicef accepted under the category of Posters at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge fourth annual Flux 09 Student Competition, 2009.
-- won silver for "Child Labor is Growing" in the Graphic Design Category at the 2009 Art Directors Club of Houston Show.
-- submitted two posters entitled 2050 and r19ghts at the Creative Summit 24 2010. He received a Merit of Ecellence for both posters.
-- submitted a poster entitled "r19ghts" at the Poster4Tomorrow Poster Competition 2009. The poster debuted on December 10, 2009, in over 24 cities worldwide.

Salwa Khan, Adult, Professional and Community Education, co-presented a video/presentation with Karen Backor, Karen Gonzales, and Damaris Womack entitled “Transformative Citizenship Education for Adult U.S. Citizens: A Critical Perspective on Mexico-U.S. Immigration: The Mexican Perspective Represented in Film at the Consortium of State Organizations” for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) conference in San Antonio, TX held October 2009.

Becki Kielaszek, Family and Child Studies, presented a poster entitled "Students' Perceptions Regarding their Impending Transition Out of College" at the 71st National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA held November 2009.

Heywoong Kim, Computer Science, presented a paper entitled "A Simulation Framework for Performance Analysis of Multi-Interface and Multi-Channel Wireless Networks in INET/OMNET++" at 2010 Spring Simulation Multiconference in Orlando, FL held April 2010.

Kevin Kline, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Innovativeness and Correlates to Communication Technology Networks" (Co-presenters Dr. Philip Salem and Stephanie Pridgen)at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Sunbelt XXX conference in Riva del Garda, Italy held July 2010.

Kevin Kromenacker, Applied Sociology, presented a paper entitled "Polyamory as Deviance: Exploring Alienation in Monogamous Society" at the Southwestern Social Science Association in Houston, TX held April 2010.

Lauren A. Lamb, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Yours, Mine, and Ours: A Preliminary Examination of Constructed Families within the Lesbian Community” at the 95th National Communication Association Convention in Chicago, IL held November 2009.

Frances Lash, Aquatic Biology, presented a poster entitled "Habitat variation of the Lower Brazos River Watershed on the benthic macroinvertebrate diversity " at the Texas Chapter American Fisheries Society in Athens, TX held March 2010.
--gave an oral presentation entitled "Impact of land use in the Lower Brazos River Watershed on the benthic macroinvertebrate diversity" at the North American Benthological Society in Santa Fe, NM held June 2010.

Grayson Lawrence, Communication Design, had his work entitled Clif Bar Operations Manual accepted under the category of Publications at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge fourth annual Flux 09 Student Competition, 2009.
-- won silver for "Cliff Bar Rebranding Kit" in the Graphic Design Category at the 2009 Art Directors Club of Houston Show.

Christen E. Lester, Human Nutrition, gave an oral presentation entitled "In vivo modulation of innate immunity by dietary spices and herbs" at the Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, CA held April 2010.

Yan Lin, Geography Information Science, presented a poster entitled "Assessment of Mercury Pollution in Soil in a City in Southern China" at the Annual Meeting of the Assoication of American Geographers (AAG) Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Xingjian Liu, M.S. Geography, presented a paper entitled "Modeling business return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina using spatial probit model" at the 2009 Southwestern Division of AAG annual meeting in Little Rock, AR held October 2009. He was one of the finalists in the Best Student Paper competition.
-- presented a paper entitled "A Monte Carlo examination of information criterion for comparing spatial regression model specifications" at the 2010 Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Washington D.C. held April 2010.
Awards or recognitions: Second prize in the Best Student Paper competition of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) specialty group of the AAG.

Blanca T. Loya, Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "Innovative Ways of Exploring Minority Identity Development and Implications for Classroom Content" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Louisville, KY held February 2010.

Ryan S. Luna, Aquatic Resources, presented a presentation entitled “Effects of high protein vs. natural forage diets on rumen-reticulum morphology in white-tailed deer” at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in Galveston, TX held Feb. 2010.
--presented a presentation entitled “Effects of high protein vs. natural forage diets on rumen-reticulum morphology in white-tailed deer” at the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting in San Antonio, TX held Mar. 2010.
--presented a presentation entitled “Rumen-reticulum morphology in male white-tailed deer foraging on natural or pelleted diets” at the American Society of Mammalogists meeting in Laramie, WY held Jun. 2010.
--Recipient of an ASM Student Travel Fellowship Award.

Jacqueline Ma, Population Biology, presented a poster entitled "Sperm priming, 11-ketotestosterone, and male mate preference in Poecilia mexicana" at Williamsburg, VA held July 2010.

Naveen Kumar Mahato, Wildlife Ecology, presented a paper entitled "A distribution model for guidance toward the conservation of Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Nepal" at the 11th Annual Ecological Integration Symposium: Understanding patterns and processes across scales in College Station, TX held March 26-27, 2010.
-- presented a paper " Distibution and GIS -based habitat model of Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Nepal" at the 113th Annual Meeting of thr Texas Academy of Science in Stephenville, TX held March 4-6, 2010.
-- presented a paper entitled "Status and Conservation of Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Nepal Himalaya" at the National Seminar on Red Panda Conservation initiatives in Sacred HImalayan Landscape of Nepal's Himalaya in Kathmandu, Nepal held February 2010.

Chris Margrave, Fiction, presented a paper entitled "'Eden in the Bed of Eros’: Style as Act of Transgression in Barry Hannah’s 'Get Some Young'” at the 2010 UTSA English Graduate Symposium at the University of Texas – San Antonio, held May 2010.
 --presented a paper entitled “Certainty and Uncertainty as ‘Human Noise’ in Don DeLillo’s 'Midnight in Dostoevsky'” at the English Graduates for Academic Development Conference at Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX held February 2010.

Caitlin McCrory, Creative Writing, presented a paper entitled “The Identity of the I in Rosmarie Waldrop's "Inserting the Mirror"” at the Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM held February 2010.

Benjamin McVey, Communication Design,  poster entitled "Help Haiti, Donate" won Special Recognition Award at the 2010 Creative; That is Unbelievable process book won the Coveted Memorial Ralph Award.

Shawn Meek, Communication Design, had two pieces entitled Knit or Die and Urban Gardner accepted under the category of Indentity at the American Instiute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge fourth annual Flux 09 Student Competition, 2009.
-- three pieces, "Urban Gardner" under the category identity won Gold A award; "Milkbone" under the category advertising campaign won the Bronze award; "Student for Urban Gardener" under the category identity won the Judges Award from the 2010 American Advertising Federation (AAF) San Antonio competition (known as the ADDY's Award).
-- submitted a piece entitled Milkbone under the Advertising Campaign category at the AAF Addy 2010.  He won bronze.
-- submitted a piece entitled Urban Gardner under the Identity category at the AAF Addy 2010.  He won gold and the judges' award. He also won silver at regionals.
-- submitted two pieces entitled Knit or Die and Urban Gardener under the identity category at the Brass Ring Awards 2010.  He won silver for Urban Gardener and bronze for Knit or Die.
-- submitted two pieces entitled Knit or Die and Hell's Diner under the identity category with CMYK Magazine 2010.

Matthew S. Melancon, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Turkish University Students' Views about Sustainable Development" at the National Counsel for Geographic Education conference held October 2009.

Stacia Miller, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a lecture entitled “Effectively Preparing the 21st Century Pre-service Physical Educator Utilizing a Progressive Approach” at the Physical Educator Teacher Educator Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC held October 2009.

Todd W. Moore, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "A Climatology of Tornadoes Associated with Gulf Coast-Landfalling Hurricanes, 1950-2005" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Juan Manuel Niño, School Improvement, presented a paper entitled “Transforming Principal Preparation: From Educational Administration to Leadership for Social Justice” at the University Council of Educational Administration Annual Convention in Anaheim, CA held on November 2009.

Chelsea Nooney, Health Education, presented a teaching technique entitled “Sexting: It's a Big Deal” at the American School Health Association (ASHA) in Denver, CO held October 2009.

Cristina Ocon, Anthropology, presented a paper and poster both entitled " Unsuitably Modern: Economic Opportunities and Social Exclusion in the Lacandon Jungle" at the Society for Applied Anthropology in Marida, Mexico held March 2010.

Guy Parker, Communication Design, won a bronze in Television Single for "Casa Ole 'Grocery Store'Spot" in the Advertising Category at the 2009 Art Directors Club of Houston Show.

Keo Pierron, Communication Design, had seven pieces entitled Cook Au Vin, Dovetail Design & Construction, Horseshoe Café, Bathtub Rescue, Empire Design Build, Honey, and Ponzu Sushi House accepted under the category of Indentity at the American Instiute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Blue Ridge fourth annual Flux 09 Student Competition, 2009.  He also won Honorable Mention in Best of Show for his Identity, Ponzu Sushi House.

Anita Pokharel, Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled “Diversity of Frankia populations in root nodules of sympatrically grown Alnus species” at the Fall Meeting of the Texas Branch of The American Society for Microbiology in Tyler, TX held November 2009.

Kathryn Powell, English, presented a paper entitled, "Committing Silence: The Last Work of Kate Chopin" in a panel entitled, "Last Works," at a conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers in Philadelphia, PA held October 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled, "Cracking the Fashion Plates: Imperial Language of (Ad)dress in _Jane Eyre_ and _Daniel Deronda_" at the British Women Writers Conference at Texas A&M held April 2010.

Stephanie Pridgen, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Global Innovativeness and Correlates to Communication Technology Networks" at the Sunbelt XXX conference in Riva del Garda, Italy in June 2010.

Brendan Radomski, Communication Studies, presented a poster entitled "Self-Disclosure and Computer-Mediated Communication: A Social Information Processing Theory Perspective" (co-author with Brittani Crook), at the 101st Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention in Baltimore, MD held April 2010.

Susan Rauch, Literature and Technical Communication, presented a paper entitled: "Christiana: The Reincarnation of Margery and Bridget? Discerning authorship and characterization in The Pilgrim's Progress: Book Two" at Bunyan and the dissenting tradition: Sixth International Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, held July 2010.
-- presented a paper entitled “Apocalypse Now Y1K: What a Revelation! A comparative-critical literary analysis of Anglo-Saxon text disguised as New Testament biblical study” at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies 2010 at Western Michigan University, held May 2010.

Waverly Ray, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Recruiting Underrepresented Students to Geography:  A Case Study of the Texas Geography Research Symposium" at the National Conference on Geography Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico held September 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "Developing Methods and Instruments to Evaluate International Online Learning Collaborations" at the International Geographic Union-Commission on Geographical Education meeting in Tsukuba, Japan held August 2009.

Susan V. Roberts, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Conjunctive Use: An Improved Approach for Streamlined Water Management, with Solutions for the Rio Grande Watershed" at the American Water Resources Association 2009 Annual Conference in Seattle, WA held November 2009.

Brittany Rosen, Health Education, co-presented a teaching technique with Ashley Andreano and Kelly Wilson, PhD entitled "When Friends Cut Themselves" at the American School Health Association Conference in Denver, CO held October 2009. She was awarded the American School Health Association Health Education Scholarship.

Michelle Saldaña, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled "Support for a Dimensional Account: Language Development after Early Days" at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in New Orleans, LA held November 2009.

Eric L. Samson, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “Daylight Saving Time as an Expression of Rebellion in Chilón, Chiapas, Mexico” at the 2009 Applied Geography Conference in Baton Rouge, LA held October 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled “College Assessment of Beginning Geography Students” at the 2009 National Conference on Geography Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico held September 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "Theoretical Constructs and Curriculum for Pedagogy of the Mixed Capacities/Experiences of First-Time, College-Level Geography Students" at the Association of American Geographers 2010 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. held April 2010.
-- presented a paper entitled "Administrative carrying capacity of municipalities in a transportation corridor in Chiapas, Mexico, following declarations of rebellion”" at the Conference of Latin American Geographers 2010, Bogota, Colombia, held May 2010.

Graciela Sandoval, Interdisciplinary Studies, presented a paper entitled "Marketing Made Smart and Easy" at the NIRSA Student Lead on Cnoference at the University of Texas at Arlington held January 2010.

Beverly Saunders, Aquatic Resources, presented “Texas Reservoirs: An ILBM Approach” at the ILEC Meeting 2010 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia held February 2010.

Stephanie Schnorr, Anthropology MA,  presented a poster to the Midwest Primate Interest Group (MPIG) in Allendale, MI, October 2009.
--presented a poster entitled "The impact of physical activity on dietary choices of a Western population and its correspondence to hunter-gatherer macronutrient profiles", at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) in Albuquerque, NM held April 2010.

 

Sarah Scott, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "Validation of the Wisconsin Risk Assessment Instrument for the Prediction of Absconding" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference in San Diego, CA held February 2010.

Michelle Seiler, History, presented a paper entitled "'She hath no remedy by the common law': English Widows and the Medieval Court of Chancery" at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI held May 2010.

Arlene Serrano-Ramos, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a paper entitled "Learning how to learn in the adult ESL classroom" at the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) in Dallas, TX held February 5, 2010.

Crystal Sheedy, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "The Compromised Social Position of Maya Women in the Yucatan Peninsula" at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Marida, Mexico held March 2010.

Desserae Shepston, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "The Northwest Forest Plan: A Pathway to Resilient Riparian Ecosystems?" at the Southwestern Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Little Rock, AR held October 2009.

Miles Smith, Literature, presented a paper entitled “A Necessary Evil: The Inevitability of Violence in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn” at the Native American Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, NM held March 2010

Rhonda Adams Smith, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "Experiences of First-Generation Immigrants as First-Generation College Students" at the 4th International Conference on Social Science Research in Nashville, TN held December 2009.

Alisa Sokolova, Chemistry, presented a poster entitled "Partially-Fluorinated Polyimides Using Aliphatic Diamines" at the Society of Plastics Engineers International Polyoefins Conference in Houston, TX held February 21-24, 2010.  She was awarded 3rd place.

Genaro Solis-Rivero, Communication Design, has had two of his logos, Red Caboose Hobby Store and Stay Dog Hotel, chosen as part of the yearly publication, LogoLounge Volume 6.

Melanie B. Stine, Environmental Geography, co-presented a poster with Dr. Lynn Resler entitled "Geomorphic Factors of Tree Succession at a Southern Appalachian Peatland" at the Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Blacksburg, VA held October 2-4, 2009. She placed third in the student poster competition.

Tim Swain, Counseling and Guidance, presented in the session entitled "Yo, Is That the Remix! Enhancing Multicultural Perspectives in the Classroom through Explorative Literacies and Urban Culture" at the College Communication and Composition Conference in Louisville, KY held March 17-20, 2010.

Alicia A. Taylor, Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled "Nanoparticle influence on bacterial mutagenesis" at the Texas Branch ASM Meeting in Tyler, TX held November 2009.
-- gave an oral presentation entitled, "Nanoparticle Influence on Bacterial Mutagenesis" at the Texas Academy of Science Meeting Spring 2010 in Stephenville, TX held March 5, 2010.
-- gave an oral presentation entitled "Nanoparticle Influence on Bacterial Toxicity" at the Texas State Biology Colloquium in San Marcos, TX held April 2,2010.
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gave an oral presentation entitled "Nanoparticle Influence on Bacterial Toxicity" at the American Society of Microbiology Texas Spring 2010 Branch Meeting in New Braunfels, TX held April 8, 2010

Sunni Taylor, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "the genetic architecture of reproductive isolation in Louisiana Iris: I. nelsonii x I. hexagona" at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference in The Woodlands, TX held November 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "The genetic architecture of reproductive isolation in Louisiana Iris: hybrid fitness in nature" at the Texas Academy of Science conference in Stephenville, TX held March 2010.

Meredith Tise, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "A Metric Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton of Hispanic Individuals to Improve the Estimation of Sex" at the Texas Archaeological Society in Del Rio, TX held October 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "A Metric Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton of Hispanic Individuals to Improve the Estimation of Sex" at the Texas Academy of Biological Anthropologists in Austin, TX held November 2009.
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presented a paper entitled "Postcranial Sex Estimation of Individuals Considered Hispanic" at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, WA held February 2010.
presented a paper entitled "A Metric Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton of Hispanic Individuals to Improve the Estimation of Sex" at the Texas Academy of Science in Stephenville, TX held March 2010.

Benjamin Tobin, Aquatic Resources PhD, presented a paper entitled "The Effects of Fire Suppression Activities on Karst Aquifers: An Example from the Hidden Fire, Sequoia National Park, CA" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Portland, OR held October 2009.

Matthew Tolman, Music, presented a piece entitled "Die Stimme" for Soprano, Violin and Piano at the Society of Composers Inc. Region VI Conference in Manhattan, KS held March 27, 2010. The piece was selected from a pool of over 600 professional and student composers.

Christi Townsend, Geography PhD presented a poster entitled "Do Texas High School Graduates Know World Geography? An Assessment of Geography Knowledge in College Freshman" at the Southwest Association of American Geographers Little Rock, AR held October 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "Natural Hazard Perception of Wine Grape Growers in the Texas Hill Country" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  held April 2010.

Stephen Tsikalas, Doctoral student in Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "The Zoogeomorphology of Cliff Swallows in San Marcos, TX" at the Binghampton Geomorphology Symposium held October 2009.
-- presented a poster entitled, "The Zoogeomorphology of Barn Swallows in San Marcos, TX" at the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Michele Tucci, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Fragments from many pasts: layering the toponymic tapestry of Milan" at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association in Long Beach, CA held November 2009.

Pamela A. Wadende, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a paper entitled “The greening of the African women: potentialities, prospects, and projects” at the Africa-Berlin International Conference in Berlin, Germany held October 29-31, 2009.
-- Personal Note: Thanks to the Graduate College for the continued financial support of travel to academic conferences. She is happy to report that because of this and other like support , she has received the 2009 Robert M. Seese International Student Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Education at Texas State University-San Marcos.

John M. Wamsley, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "The Biogeomorphological Impacts of North American Tortoises" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.

Jiao Wang, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled “First Hand Experience from a Remote Sensing Lab Instructor” at the 2009 National Conference on Geography Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico held September 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled “Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Water Use in El Paso County, Texas: An Assessment of the 1991 Water Conservation Ordinance” at the 32nd Applied Geography Conference in Baton Rouge, LA held October 2009.

Howard E. Williams, Criminal Justice PhD, presented a paper entitled "Are the Recommendations of the Braidwood Commission on Conducted Energy Weapons Use Sound Public Policy?” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, in San Diego, CA held February 2010.

Suzi Wiseman, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “The Urban Zoo Soundscape“ at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Washington, D.C. held April 2010.
--presented a paper entitled “Captive Animals in an Urban Zoo Soundscape“ at the World Forum of Acoustic Ecology meeting in Koli, Finland held July 2010.

Laura Decker Young, Creative Writing, presented a paper entitled "A Backward Glance and a Future Vision: The Construction of Circular Time in the Lyric Poetry of Louise Erdrich and Luci Tapahonso" at the Western Literature Association's 44th Annual Conference in Spearfish, SD held September 30 - October 3, 2009.

Jason Younts, Music Theory, presented a paper entitled "Voice-leading, Alterations, and Substitutions: Toward a Method of analyzing Jazz Music" at the Boston University Music Society Conference in Boston, Massachusetts held April 2010.

2008 - 2009

Alisa Abuzeineh, Aquatic Resources, PhD, co-presented a poster with Casey Williams, Jacob Jackson, Mindy Conyers, Peter Tice, and Isabel Gomez entitled "Where do you need us? Four approaches to integrating scientific learning and interest in secondary education, 6-12th grade" at the NSF GK-12 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. held March 27-29, 2009.

Dara Adams, Anthropology, co-presented a poster with Dr. Beth Erhart entitled "Differential Response to Predators in the Gray’s Bald-Faced Saki Monkey (Pithecia irrorata): A Playback Experiment" at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Chicago, IL held March 31–April 4, 2009.

Nichole Adams, Social Work, co-presented a presentation with Stacie McGee entitled “Enhancing Social Work Education through International Learning” at the Texas Chapter of the annual National Association of Social Workers Conference in Galveston, TX held November 6-8, 2008.

Israel Aguilar, Adult, Professional, and Community Education PhD, co-presented a paper with Dr. Sarah Nelson, Naomi Garcia, Juan Niño, and Dessynie Edwards entitled "The Challenges of Novice Principlas: What it Means for Preparation Programs" at the British Educational Leadership in Management and Administration Society Annual International Conference in Sheffield, England, UK held July 3-5, 2009.

Karima Diane Alavi,Creative Writing, participated in a workshop entitled "The Failure of Do-it-Yourself Theology in Romantic Literature: The Case of Shelley's Frankenstein" at the Sigma Tau Delta regional conference in Austin, TX held October 17-19, 2008.
-- participated in a workshop entitled "Colonization of the Mind: Classroom Activities That Make it Real" at the annual conference of The National Council for the Social Studies in Houston, TX held November 14-16, 2008.

Paula Baldwin, Communication Studies, co-author with E. Wittenberg-Lyles, PhD, D. Parker Oliver, PhD, and G. Demiris, PhD, presented a paper entitled “Exploring Family Caregiver Communication in Hospice Team Meetings” at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in San Diego, CA held November 21-24, 2008.

Kevin M. Barrett, Environmental Geography, PhD, presented a poster entitled "The County Bias of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Weather Reports for the Central Texas Region" at the National Weather Association's  33rd Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY held October 11-16, 2008.
-- presented a poster entitled "An Evaluation of Flash Flood Warnings and Flash Flood Reports for South Central Texas" at the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Andrew F. Besa, Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled "From Azusa St. to Main St.: Toward an Understanding of the Rhetoric of Latino Pentecostals" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, CA held March 11-15, 2009.

Tamara Biegas, Geographic Information Science, Ph.D., presented a poster entitled "A Correlation between BMI and Adolescent Behaviors in Urban Areas" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009. - presented a poster entitled "A Relationship Between BMI and Adolescent Behaviors in Urban Areas" at the URISA GIS and Health Conference in Providence, RI held June 5-8, 2009.

Sandy Birnbaum, Population and Conservation Biology, presented a poster entitled “Habitat Characterization and Pilot Reintroduction of Star Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)” at the 56th Annual Meeting Southwestern Association of Naturalists in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México held April 23-25, 2009.

Rebecca Bowman, Spanish, presented "El altar" from my short story collection Portentos de otros anos at the Fourth Annual Tierra Tinta Conference on Latin American, Spanish and Luso-Brazilian Literatures at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma held October 16-17, 2008.

Keith Bremer, Geography, PhD, presented a poster entitled "Smart Growth: A preliminary status report on American urban planning" at the Association of American Geographers conference (AAG) in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Lara M.P. Bryant, Geography, presented "Mapping History: From Reality to Virtuality" at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in Houston, TX held November 16-18, 2008.

Elizabeth Capalbo, Biology, presented a poster entitled, "Expression of Modd Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Retina of Bluegill and Zebrafish" at the Experimental Biology 2008 conference in San Diego, CA held April 5-9, 2009.
-- presented a poster entitled, "Diurinal Rhythms of Muscarinic Receptor Expression in the Eye of Zebrafish" at the Experimental Biology 2009 conference in New Orleans, LA held April 18-22, 2009.

Cristina Campbell, Population and Conservation Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled “Discovery and Efficacy of a Hypersensitive-like Plant Defense in Live Oak Against a Host-specific Gall Former” at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, held April 23-25. She received the Howard McCarley Student Research Award for $1,000.00.

Aaron Carter-Cohn, Music, presented a paper entitled "Does Compositional Pedagogy Exist?" and a composition/musical performance entitled "Coincidence Frequency for Cello and Piano” at the 2009 College Music Society South Central Conference in Norman, OK held March 13-15, 2009. He received the 2009 Best Student Composition Award.
--presented a paper entitled "The Effect of Environment and Mentorship on the Teaching of Composition" at the Changing Face of Music Education 2nd International Conference in Tallinn, Estonia held April 23-25, 2009. Aaron was invited to chair a session on the main topic of the conference, "Music and Environment", and his paper was selected to be published in the conference proceedings.

Nicholas Clark, Physics, presented a poster entitled "Temperature Programmed Desorption study of Graphene Oxide" at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA held March 16-20, 2009.

Christine A. Coats, Geographic Education, PhD, presented a paper entitled "Rethinking Religion in the New Age of Environmental Stewardship: Opportunities for Geography Education" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Cardin Coleman, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled “Conversational Syntax of School-Age Children with Late Language Emergence” at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Chicago, IL held November 20-22, 2008.

Matthew Connolly, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Mapping the residential carbon footprint of Austin, Texas" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.  

Cathy Cooper, Geography, arranged and moderated a panel discussion entitled, "More Geography in K-12 Classrooms: How to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Geography in Our Schools" at the Middle Atlantic Division (MAD) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland held October 24-25, 2008. She also organized and led a field trip to Furnace Town, Maryland.
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-presented a session with Mary Curtis and Audrey Mohan entitled "The Summer Cohort Ph.D. Program in Geographic Education" at the 2008 National Conference on Geography Education in Dearborn, Michigan, held October 9-12, 2008.
-- Received an award from the 2008 National Conference on Geography Education for the Best Content Article in the Journal of Geography in 2007.  The article was "Competing Visions, Shifting Boundaries: The Construction of Latin America as a World Region" by Marie D. Price and Catherine W. Cooper, Vol. 106, No.3, pp.113-122.

Melody W. Crenshaw, Geography, presented a paper titled, "Misunderstood in America: An Analysis of Geographic Content in Lesson Plans of the U.S.National Park Service" at the HERODOT Conference in Liverpool, UK held September 4-7, 2008.

Chandra Crosland, Educational Leadership, presented a paper entitled "Developing Equity-Centered Environments: Promising Practices for Educational Leaders in Diverse Contexts" at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference Symposium in Orlando, FL held October 31, 2008.

Mary D. Curtis, Geography Education, presented a paper entitled "Addressing a Critical Blind Spot in American Geography Education" at the AAG 2009 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Khila R. Dahal, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Hazard and Risk: Perception of Glacial Lake Outburst Flooding from Tsho Rolpa Lake, Nepal" at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009. She won the Jeannee X. Kasperson Student Paper Award given by Hazards Specialty Group of the AAG.

Jeffrey Davis, Communication Design, won a poster competition at the Step Inside Design Step 100 competition. Publication is due out in March/April.
--  has had sixteen (16) logos selected for publication in a new LogoLounge project, Animals and Mythology, the second book in the new Master Library series. The book will be available 2010.

Christopher Andrew Day, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Assessing the impact of land cover change on surface runoff and flood risk for the Lower Cibolo Creek watershed, Texas" at the Annual Association of American Geographers Meeting, Las Vegas, NV held March 2009.

Mary C. Dobson, Population and Conservation Biology, presented a poster entitled "Patterns of fungal infection and herbivore attack in a hybrid swarm of Louisiana iris" at the Botany and Mycology Conference in Snowbird, UT held July 24-29, 2009.

Michelle H. Downey, Population and Conservation Biology, presented a paper entitled "The role of host plant fidelity in the evolution of reproductive isolation" at the Evolution Conference in Moscow, ID held June 12-16 2009.

Amber L. Drown, Literature, presented a paper entitled “The Universality of Place in the Poetry of Walt Whitman” at the American Studies Association of Texas 52nd Annual Meeting and Conference in San Marcos, TX held November 13-15, 2008.

Dessynie Edwards, Adult, Professional, and Community Education PhD, co-presented a paper with Dr. Sarah Nelson, Israel Aguilar, Juan Niño, and Naomi Garcia entitled "The Challenges of Novice Principlas: What it Means for Preparation Programs" at the British Educational Leadership in Management and Administration Society Annual International Conference in Sheffield, England, UK held July 3-5, 2009. 

Kathleen Eggemeyer, Aquatic Resources, presented an oral presentation entitled "The Role of Soil Depth in Woody Encroachment" at the Southwestern Association of Naturalist (SWAN) conference in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, held April 23-25, 2009.
--co-presented with Dr. Susan Schwinning a presentation entitled, "The Role of Soil Depth in Woody Encroachment" at the Ecological Society of America in Albuquerque, NM held August 2-7, 2009.

Kristen Epp, Aquatic Resources, Ph.D., gave an oral presentation entitled "Predation risk and prey experience in Eurycea nana" at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Pirenopolis, Brazil held June 22 - 26, 2009.

Dawn M. Estrada, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "Discourse in Large Organizations: Creating an Ideological Identity" at the Annual Convention of the Central States Communication Association in St. Louis, MO held April 1-5, 2009.

Tianfang Fang, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled "A Case Study on Regional Land Use Change in Acheng District, China" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.
--presented a paper entitled "GWSC-VMR,AGIS supported Conceptual Distributed Hydrological Model for Cold and Arid Regions" at the 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics in Fairfax, VA held August 12-14, 2009. He won the GPGIS 2009 Best Student Paper Award (the 3rd place).

Vincent Farallo, Population and Conservation Biology, presented a paper entitled "Two Are Better Than One: An Improved Funnel Trap Design" at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México held April 23-25 2009. He received the SWAN Student Travel Award.

Kathy Faz, History, presented an oral presentation entitled “Collaborations for Resource Stewardship Across International Borders” at the George Wright Society Annual Meeting in Portland, OR held March 2-6, 2009. She received a George Wright Society Scholarship to attend and present.
-- presented an oral presentation entitled “Working Outside National Park Boundaries and Across Borders: The Future of Preserving and Interpreting Collective Histories” at the Texas Association of Museums in El Paso, TX held March 17-21, 2009.
-- presented an oral presentation entitled “Working Outside Park Boundaries and Across Borders: The Future of a Shared History” at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting in Providence, RI held April 2-4, 2009.

Brent Ferguson, Music, presented a paper entitled, "Film Music and Emotion: A Bibliographic Essay" at the Music and the Moving Image Conference in New York, NY held May 29-31, 2009.
--presented a paper entitled "Film Music and Emotion: A Bibliographic Essay" at the IMS pre-conference study group in Amsterdam, The Netherlands held July 4-6, 2009.

Christina Fleuriet, Communication Studies, was selected to participate in the Rutgers University Invitational Masters Student Institute (IMSI) in their School of Communication, Information and Library Studies in New Brunswick, NJ held October 17-19, 2008.
--presented a paper entitled “Ann Richards’ Eulogy of Barbara Jordan: Some Rules Are Meant to be Broken” at the 2009 Central States Communication Association Convention in St. Louis, MO held March 3-April 5, 2009.
--presented a paper entitled “The Cyber Factor: Conveying Nonverbal Cues Through Computer-Mediated Communication” at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association held in Philadelphia, PA April 22-26, 2009.

Clara E. Folb, Aquatic Resources, presented "Life histories of the Guadalupe darter (Percina apristis) and the river darter (Percina shumardi)" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Conference in Fort Worth,TX held January 29-31, 2009.

Timothy A. Fotinos, Aquatic Resources PhD, presented a paper entitled "'Effective Heterogeneity': A New Framework for Interpreting Climate/Topography Interaction and Resulting Spatiotemporal Patterns of Plant Diversity" at the 24th Annual Landscape Ecology Symposium in Snowbird, UT held April 12-16, 2009.
--presented a poster entitled "Climate/topography interaction influences spatiotemporal soil moisture variability and resulting plant beta diversity" at the 94th Annual Meeting of thr Ecological Society of America in Albuquerque, NM held August 2009.

Sayali Ganesh Gokhale, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Importance of the Waaghjaai Sacred Grove to the People of the Shedani Village, Pune, India: 2009" at the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Naomi Garcia, Adult, Professional, and Community Education PhD, co-presented a paper with Dr. Sarah Nelson, Israel Aguilar, Juan Niño, and Dessynie Edwards entitled "The Challenges of Novice Principlas: What it Means for Preparation Programs" at the British Educational Leadership in Management and Administration Society Annual International Conference in Sheffield, England, UK held July 3-5, 2009. 

Jennifer Griffin, Human Nutrition, presented a poster entitled "Dietary Vitamin A Decreases Liver Metastases of Colon Cancer in Mice" at the Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, LA held April 20, 2009.

Clinton Haffelder, Communication Design, won a poster competition at the Step Inside Design Step 100 competition. Publication is due out in March/April.
-- submitted a poster entitled "Corporate Warfare" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. He was one of the winners in the competition.
-- has had a logo accepted into the new LogoLounge project, Animals and Mythology, the second book in the new Master Library Series. This second book in the series will be published 2010.

Christopher T.F. Hanson, Music, performed in an ensemble entitled "Texas State Improvisation Ensemble" at the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) conference in Denver, CO held December 5-7, 2008. The ensemble was the only performing ensemble of the conference to receive an encore request from a standing audience.
-- Composition and Music History, presented a musical composition entitled "A Palimpsest on a Partita by Bach" at the International Society of Composers inc. Southwest Regional conference in Norman, OK held February 26-28, 2009.

Heather Hayes, Communication Studies, presented "Philosophy and Lincoln Douglas Debate" and "Postmodern Philosophy for the High School Classroom" at the Texas Speech Communication Association Annual Conference in Corpus Christi, TX held October 8-11, 2008.
--presented "Barack Obama and Issues of Race in America: The Critical Implications of Campaign 2008" at the National Communication Association Annual Conference San Diego, CA held November 19-23, 2008.  She was competitively selected for presentation and discussion in the "White Scholars/African American Texts" seminar.
--presented a paper entitled "The Religious Rhetoric of Barack Obama" at the Southern States Communication Association in Norfolk, VA held April 2-4, 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "Raging Against the Hierarchy: Pollution, Purification, and Redemption in Rage Against the Machine" at the Eastern Communication Association Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA held April 24-26, 2009.

Xueqin He, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Regional Variation in Environmental Attitudes and Behavior: A Comparison of East Coast and West Inland Areas in China" at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV March 22-27, 2009.

Erin Henry, Social Work, presented "The Study Abroad Experience: Enhancing Social Work Education through International Learning" at the NASW-Texas Conference in Galveston, TX held November 6-8, 2008.

Genise Henry, Education-School Improvement, presented "Responding to the Education Debt through Community Focused Leadership" at the University Council for Education Administration Conference in Orlando, FL held October 30- November 2, 2008.

Lela A. Holt, Theatre, presented a paper entitled, "Towards an Inescapable Fate: Moira’s Thread of Destiny as Revealed in Fedra y otras griegas by Ximena Escalante" at the A Bi-national Celebration of Contemporary Mexican Theatre conference in El Paso, TX held November 12-15, 2008.

Jermey Honea, Communication Design, submitted a poster entitled "Stop the Labour Force" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. He was one of the winners in the competition.
-- submitted a piece entitled Vans: Rip Off The Wall under the poster category at the Art Directors' Club of Houston 2008. He won bronze.

Julie "Dawn" Houser, Communication Design, submitted a poster entitled "Just Another Number" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. She was one of the winners in the competition.

Hillary Huber, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled "Encouraging Gummivory in Captive Callitrichids" at the Midwest Primate Interest Group (MPIG) in Notre Dame, IN held September 19-20, 2008.
-- co-presented a poster with K.P .Lewis entitled "Gum’s the Word: Applying Knowledge from the Wild to Improve Environmental Enrichment for Captive Gummivores" at the 78th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Chicago, IL held March 31 – April 4, 2009.

Sophia Hurtado, Geography, presented a paper entitled "A Spatial Analysis of the Environmental Effects of Coal Power Plants" at the Applied Geography Conference in Wilmington, DE held October 15-18, 2008. She won the “Best Student Paper.”

Marvin Jastillana, Communication Design, submitted a poster entitled "Extinction" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. He was one of the winners in the competition.
- - submitted a poster entitled "HIV is Not a Crime" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. He was one of the winners in the competition.

Sameera Kapila, Communication Design, submitted a poster entitled "Growing Labour" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. She was one of the winners in the competition.
-- submitted a poster entitled "2050" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. She was one of the winners in the competition.

Jon Kedrowski, Geography, PhD, presented a paper entitled "Climber Perceptions on Mount Rainier: Measuring Crowding, Success, and Environmental Concerns" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Salwa Khan, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, co-presented a paper with Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon entitled “Balancing Graduate Studies and the Demands of Adult Life” at the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education conference in Denver, CO held November 14, 2008. Patricia Hiller was a co-researcher, but was unable to attend the conference.
--co-presented a video entitled “La Ruptura de la Familia” at the AERA SIG-Adult Literacy and Adult Education Business Meeting at the AERA conference in San Diego, CA on April 16, 2009. The video documents the effects of illegal immigration in breaking up families in Mexico.

Russell Kirkscey, Communication Studies, refereed conference paper entitled, "From Homo Narrans to Homo Attendens: A Revision of the Narrative Paradigm” at the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division: National Communication Association Convention in San Diego, CA held November 2008.
- - refereed conference paper entitled "A New Era: Democracy, Expectancy, and Perspective by Incongruity after 9/11" at the Seventh Triennial Kenneth Burke Conference in Villanova, PA held June 2008.

Kristy Kollaus, Aquatic Resources, presented "Fish Assemblage Structure and Associations with Environmental Conditions in a Texas Spring-fed River" at 2009 Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Conference in New Orleans, LA held January 16-18, 2009.

Kasey Kotrh, Theatre, presented a paper entitled "'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll': Stoppard's Use of Music in 'Rock 'n' Roll'" at the Hawaii International Conference for the Arts & Humanities in Honolulu, HI held January 9-12, 2009.

Ashley K. Krejci, Criminal Justice, presented a paper entitled "The Future Legal Issues of Registration and Notification Laws As They Apply to Juveniles" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Conference in Boston, MA held March 10-14, 2009.

Yana Kruglikova, Health Psychology, presented “Russia-U.S. Collaboration on Social Welfare Issues” at the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference IV in Miami, Florida held November 5-8, 2008.

Yazmin Lazcano, English, presented “Changes, Challenges, and Choices: Teaching Writing to Chicano/a Students in the 21st Century” at the National Council of Teachers of English, San Antonio 98th Annual Convention, in San Antonio, TX held November 20–25, 2008.
-- presented a paper entitled "Part of the Ocean: Historical and Contemporary Chicana/o Rhetorical Waves of Thought" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication 60th Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA held March 11-14, 2009.

Christen Lester, Human Nutrition, presented a poster entitled "Anti-adhesive Properties of Culinary and Medicinal Plants Against Staphylococcus Aureus and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in an Ex-vivo Porcine Skin Model" at the Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, LA held April 20, 2009.

Xingjian Liu, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Arc_Mat: A Matlab-Based Spatial Data Analysis Toolbox" at the American Association of Geographers 2009 Annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009. He won the first place award in the Student Paper Competition of the AAG’s Graduate Student Affinity Group.
-- presented a paper entitled "Road Selection Based on Voronoi Diagram and 'Strokes' in Map Generalization" at the American Association of Geographers 2009 Annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22 -27, 2009. He was one of the five finalists in the Student Paper Competition of the AAG’s Cartography Specialty Group.
-- presented a paper entitled "Arc_Mat: A Matlab-Based Spatial Data Analysis Toolbox", at the Southern Regional Science Association 2009 annual meeting in San Antonio, TX held April 2009.

Blanca Loya, Rhetoric & Composition, presented “Reggaeton: The Discourse of Latinos” at the National Council of Teachers of English (98th Annual Convention) in San Antonio, TX held November 21, 2008.

Ryan S. Luna, Aquatic Resources, oral presentation entitled "Does weight of the rumen-reticulum organ increase with digesta load in white-tailed deer" at The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in Lubbock, TX February 26-28, 2009.

Monirith Ly, Education, presented a paper entitled "Developing Research Capacity at the Royal University of Phnom Penh" at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in Arlington, VA held February 18-22, 2009.

Lisa R. Magnusson, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Amoret: Elizabeth's 'True Feminitee' Revealed?" at the Texas Medieval Association Conference XVIII in Lubbock, TX held October 2- 5, 2008.

Rachel L. Marks, Communication Disorders, co-presented a poster with Dr. Frances Burns entitled “Linguistic Contexts for Third-Person Singular in African American English-Speaking Children” at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention held November 19-21, 2008 in Chicago, IL.

Erin McAuley, Geography, presented a paper co-authored with Sophia Hurtado entitled "Environmental Effects of Coal Power Plants on Texas Lakes" at the Applied Geography Conference in Wilmington, DE held October 15-18, 2008. Both Sophia Hurtado and Erin received the first place prize for the Student Paper Competition and received two professional licenses of ArcGIS as a reward.

Shwan F. McCracken, Aquatic Resources PhD., presented a paper entitled "Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Amphibians from the Forest Floor to the Upper Canopy of an Eucadorian Amazon Lowland Rainforest" at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Portland, OR held July 22-27, 2009.

Caitlin McCrory, MFA Poetry, presented a paper entitled "(Mis) Perceptions of Storytelling: Differences of Cultural Ideologies" at The Native American Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, NM February 26-28, 2009.

Shawn Meek, Communication Design, has had four of his pieces, "The Market Foundation:Annual Report," "American Heart Association Seattle 2009 Heartball: Invitation," "Stanbio Laboratories Hospital: Direct Mailers," and "The Market Foundation Street Festival: Website" accepted into The Big Book of Layouts, May 2010 HarperCollins Publisher.

Xuelian Meng, Geographic Information Science, PhD, presented a paper entitled "Separating Residential Land Use through Element Attributes Associated with Buildings from LIDAR and Fine-Resolution Images" at the ASPRS conference in Baltimore, MD held March 9-13, 2009.
-- presented a poster entitled “The Possibility of GIS Event Mapping by Media Reports: A Case Study on Sandstorms in China” at the AAG Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Gwynne Middleton, Creative Writing, presented short fiction on a panel entitled "New Environmental Fiction: Engaging History and Society" at the Eighth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) In Victoria, British Columbia, held June 3-6, 2009.

Stacia Miller, Adult, Professional & Community Education PhD, presented a session entitled "Is Your University Physical Activity Program on the ‘Chopping Block’?" at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention in Tampa, FL held April 2009.

Babur Saeed Mirza, Aquatic Resources, PhD., presented ": Fate of Frankia Strains in soil and rhizosphere of non-actinorhizal plants" at the 15th International Frankia and Actinorhizal plants meeting 2008 in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina held October 18-24, 2008.

Audrey Mohan, Geographic Education, presented "Investigating Geography Teacher Self-efficacy using Mixed Methods" at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference in Las Vegas, NV held October 8-12, 2008.
--
presented "Teaching Modern Africa" at the National Council for Social Studies in Houston, TX held November 14-16, 2008.
-- presented a paper entitled “Moving from Qualified to Effective: Measuring Teacher Efficacy in Geography” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Shubhankar Nath, Microbiology, presented a poster entitled "Real Time PCR detects eukaryotic virus within biofilms" at Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology Fall Meeting in Austin, TX held November 9-11, 2008.
--presented "Biofilms can act as a reservoir for Largemouth Bass Virus" at Texas Branch American Society of Microbiology Spring Meeting in New Braunfels, TX held March 5-7, 2009.

Alice Navarro, Family & Child Studies, presented a poster entitled “Best Practices for Teaching Courses in Family and Child Development” at the National Council on Family Relations in Little Rock, AR held November 4-8, 2008.

Juan Niño, Adult, Professional, and Community Education PhD, co-presented a paper with Dr. Sarah Nelson, Israel Aguilar, Naomi Garcia, and Dessynie Edwards entitled "The Challenges of Novice Principlas: What it Means for Preparation Programs" at the British Educational Leadership in Management and Administration Society Annual International Conference in Sheffield, England, UK held July 3-5, 2009. 

Kelley Nixon, Communication Design, submitted a poster entitled "Skull & Crossbones" to the Good 50 x 70 International 2009 Poster Competition (The Project That Helps Social Communication) May 2009. She was one of the winners in the competition.

Mayuri Pankaj Patel, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Phosphorylation of GFAP and Lamin B is an Early Event in Reactive Astrocytes and May Be Stimulated By cAMP" at the Experimental Biology Meeting in New Orleans, LA held April 18-22, 2009.

Joshuah S. Perkin, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Ichthyofaunal Responses to Hydrologic Variation in a Lotic System: A Long-term, Species and Assemblage Scale Approach" at the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Conference in New Orleans, LA held January 16-18, 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "Movement and Microhabitat Associations of Guadalupe Bass in Two Texas Rivers" at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Ft. Worth, TX held January 29-31, 2009. He was awarded Outstanding Fisheries Student of the Year as well as the Master of Science Student Scholarship by the TCAFS.

Susan L. Peters, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled “Recovery Impacts of Hurricane Ike on Ghost Crab Habitat at Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore” at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Keo Pierron, Communication Design, has had a poster entitled "c. 2050" accepted in a large collage exhibition at Indiana University in Bloomington for the fall 2009 semester. This exhibition is part of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Canary Project.

Cassie Polasek, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Nothing Is as It Appears, Eveything Is as It Appears: An Examination of Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge" on theSouthwestern and Western Literature panel at the Rocky Mountain Mordern Language Association (RMMLA) conference in Reno, NV held October 9-11, 2008. She was selected as alternate chair for the Southwestern and Western Literature panel at next year's RMMLA conference in Snowbird, Utah.

Amy Marie Puett, Music, presented a paper entitled "The Perception of "Evilness" in East German Music in the US" in the "Bose.Macht.Musik" (or Evil.Power.Music) symposium in Oldenburg, Germany held October 10-13, 2008.

Bettina Ramon, Rhetoric and Composition, presented a paper entitled “Blogs and Sexualities: Blurring the Boundaries of Culture and Academe” at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference in Albuquerque, NM held in February 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled “Queering the Classroom: Blogs, Composition, and Queer Identities” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, CA held March 11-14, 2009. She received the Scholars for the Dream scholarship to attend the conference.
-- presented a paper entitled “Writing Center 2.0: The Pleasurable Elements of the Online Writing Center” at the South Central Writing Centers Association Conference in Georgetown, TX held in April 2009.

Waverly Ray, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Ways Ahead for International Teaching and Learning Collaborations in Post-secondary Geography" at the HERODOT Conference in Liverpool, U.K. held September 6, 2008. The paper was accepted for publication in the edited conference proceedings entitled Future Prospects in Geography(Karl Donert and Glenda Wall, eds.)
-- presented a paper entitled "Understanding the Impact of the Center for Global Geography Education Modules on Undergraduate Student Participants" at the National Council for Geographic Education Annual Meeting in Dearborn, Michigan held October 10, 2008.
-- presented a paper entitled "Lessons Learned from the Center for Global Geography Education Pisco Elqui Workshop" (with Kate Yow) at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in San Marcos, TX held October 24, 2008.
-- presented a paper entitled "Undergraduate Student Experiences with the CGGE Modules: Pilot Study Results" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27,2009.

Janice M. Ringersma,Technical Communication, presented a paper entitled "Seeing the Computers Through the Trees: Service Learning in Rural Communities" at the Computers in Writing conference in Davis, CA, held June 2009. She co-presented with Dr. Elizabeth A. Monske from Northern Michigan University and Dr. Christopher S. Harris from University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Renee Rodriguez, Music, presented a poster entitled "Using Band, Orchestra, and Choral Music to Enhance Music Theory and Aural Skills Courses for Music Education Students" at the College Music Society's South Central Chapter Conference in Norman, OK held March 2009. She received the "Best Student Poster" award and was elected to the Board as Newsletter Editor.
-- presented a paper entitled "Training Teachers - Music Education Students in the Music Theory and Aural Skills Classroom" at the second international conference The Changing Face of Music Education in Tallinn, Estonia held April 23-25, 2009.

Eric Samson, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Plataformas y Prácticas Medioambientales Zapatistas [Zapatista Environmental Platforms and Practices]" at the Conference of Latin American Geographers (CLAG) in Grenada, Nicaragua held January 7-9, 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled “Assessment of Beginning Post-Secondary Geography Students” at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009. 
-- presented a paper entitled “Invited Panel Chair: Regional Reconsideration: The Place of Regional Geography in the University Curriculum” at the GeoSummit 2009: An International Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Geography in San Marcos, TX, held May 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled “Paperless Classrooms: Practicing What We Preach in Environmental Education (Session Chair and Discussant)” at the GeoSummit 2009: An International Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Geography in San Marcos, TX, held May 2009.

Zach Shattuck, Aquatic Resources, presented "Seasonal Patterns of Population Structure, Reproductive Ecology, and Prey Selectivity of Texas Logperch in the Pedernales River, Texas" at the 2nd International Golden Alga Symposium and 2009 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Ft. Worth, TX held January 29-31, 2009.

Johann Sawyer, Anthropology, presented “Identity and Meaning in Mississippian Female Regalia” at the 65th annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Charlotte, NC held November 13, 2008.

Kathleen Seal, Geography PhD, presented a poster entitled "An American Geography Family Tree: Academic Heritage of Geography in America" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.
--presented a paper entitled "Influences on bicycle facilities planning in Urban vs Rural Settings" at the 15th Annual International Symposium on Society and Resource Management in Vienna, Austria held July 5-8, 2009.
--presented a paper entitled "Using Network Analyst to locate preferred road bicycling routes" at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, CA hld July 13-17, 2009.

Desserae Shepston, Environmental Geography, PhD, presented a poster entitled "The Implications of Forest Management in Oregon: Examining the Relationship Between Forest Cover Patterns on Public and Private Lands" at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Mamta Singh, Aquatic Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled “Demographic and Academic Factors Related to Student Performance and Success in Entry-Level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Courses” at the Texas Academy of Science Conference (TAS) in Junction, TX held March 6-8, 2009. She received The Best Student Abstract in the Science Education Section; Oral Presentation.
-- presented “What Factors Affect Students’ Attrition in the Entry-level Biology Courses?” at the 2008 South-western Association of Science Teacher Educators (SASTE) Conference in Irving, TX held November 14-15, 2008.
--co-presented an oral presentation with S. West, L. Gloyna, and M. Duran entitled "Corelated Science and Math: A New Model for Training Teachers to Link Both Disciplines" at the 2009 National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) International Annual Conference in Garden Grove, CA held April 17-21, 2009. She was a recipient of one of the 2009 the NARST Equity Scholars Awards honored by The Equity and Ethics Committee of NARST.

Alexandra Smith, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Mercury Concentrations of the Rio Grande Fish Community: Spatial Variation and Influence of Food Web Structure" at the SETAC North America 29th Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL held November 16-20, 2008

Sunni J. Taylor, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "The genetic architecture of reproductive isolation in Louisiana Iris: I.nelsonii x I. hexagona" at the Evolution Conference in Moscow, ID held June 12-17, 2009.
--presented a paper entitled "The genetic architecture of reproductive isolation in Louisiana Iris: hybrid fitness in nature" at the Botany and Mycology 2009 Conference in Snowbird, UT held July 25-30, 2009.

Akinola Adekunle Temitope, Industrial Technology, "Nano-modificaion of E-glass Polyurethane composite-Mechanical Properties" at the SAMPE 09 Conference in Baltimore, MD held May 18-21, 2009.

Nancy Tian, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Socioeconomic and Racial Inequalities in Mortality of Female Breast Cancer in Texas" at the AAG Annual conference in Las Vegas, NV held on March 22-27, 2009.
-- presented a paper entitled "Racial Disparity Analysis of Breast Cancer by Socioeconomic Groups" at the URISA GIS and Public Health Conference in Providence, RI held in June 5-8, 2009.

Jeffery Troy, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Reduction in the Breeding Range of Newell’s Shearwaters Puffinus newelli on Kauai, Hawaii: Evidence and Insights from Field Surveys and GIS Modeling” at the the 32nd Annual Waterbird Society Meeting in South Padre Island, TX held November 5-8, 2008. He one the Noteworthy Student Poster Award.

Stephen Tsikalas, Geography, PhD, presented a paper entitled "Edible San Marcos: Engaging Students in Food Geography" at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Michele Tucci, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Studying the Urban History of Milan through Historical Maps: A Spatial-Analytical Methodology" at the 33rd Annual SSHA Meeting in Miami, FL held October 23-26, 2008.

Pamela Wadende, Adult, Professional, and Community Education, presented a paper entitled “Negotiating Space: International Adult Learners in U.S.A Universities” at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) conference in Denver, Colorado held November 9-11, 2008.

Armando Vega, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "Low Self-Control and Music Downloading among College Undergraduates" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Conference in Boston, MA held March 10-14, 2009.

Mary Anne Wallace, Aquatic Resources, PhD, presented a poster entitled "Phytoplankton Nutrient-Dependent Growth Responses and Seasonal Zooplankton Grazing Estimates of the Highland Lakes, Colorado River, Central Texas" at the Texas Academy of Science in Junction, TX held March 5-6, 2009.

Jared Walls, Creative Writing, presented a paper entitled "'Maculate Conceptions': Absurdist and Domestic Subversions of Fable, Primer, Nursery Rhyme and Comic Strip as Functions of Narrative in the Prose Poems of Russell Edson" at the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference in Albuquerque, NM held February 25-28, 2009.

Neng Wan, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Economic Development and Public Health: What Happened to the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Area During 2000-2006?" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Jiao Wang, Geography, presented a paper entitled “Monitor Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Water Use in El Paso County, Texas Based on GIS and Land Cover Data” at the annual conference of the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009. He received a travel award from the Water Resources Specialty Group.
-- presented a paper entitled,"Estimating Water Use in El Paso County Texas Based on GIS and Remote Sensing Imagery for the Past 30 Years" at the AWRA 2009 Spring Speciality Conference in Anchorage, AK held on May 4-6, 2009.

Samantha Ware, Criminal Justice, presented a poster entitled "College Students' Perception of Sharing Music Files and Illegal Music Downloading" at the American Criminal Justice Sciences Conference in Boston, MA held March 10-14, 2009.

Amber Wheat, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Estimating Ancestry through Nonmetric Traits of the Skull: A Test of Education and Experience" at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Conference in Denver, CO held February, 2009. 

Clayton Wimberly, Communication Disorders, co-presented a poster with Cardin Coleman and Dr. Celeste Domsch entitled “Conversational Syntax of School-Age Children with Late Language Emergence” at the 2008 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention in Chicago, IL held November 20-22, 2008.

Clayton Whitesides, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "The influence of Olympic Marmots on Alpine Treeline" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009. He received the Mountain Geography Chimborazo Student Research Grant Award Honorable Mention.

Suzi Wiseman, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “The Role of Sound in the Captive Environment of Rhinoceri” at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 22 -27, 2009.

Angela Wranic, Geography, co-presented a paper with Dr. Muniz entitled "Composite Learning Objects in Geographical Science Experience from On-line Collaboration" at the 3rd Conference of Latin American Learning Objects at the Universidad Autonoma De Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico held October 27-31, 2008. The paper was published along with the other paper presenters at the conference.

Charles Yorke, Geography, presented a poster entitled "A Three Components Model of Hazards of Place" at the Association of American Geographers in Las Vegas, NV held March 22-27, 2009.

Mariam Zamila, Communication Studies, presented “Welcome to the Boys' Club Hillary: A Roundtable Discussion of Women in Leadership Roles” at the National Communication Association in San Diego, CA held November 24, 2008.

Naizhuo Zhao, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "The Influence of Loessial Dense Degree on Polarized Reflection" at the 2009 AAG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 22 -27, 2009. 

2007 - 2008

Alicia Adame, Sociology, presented a paper entitled “Parental Educational Expectations, Sense of School Belonging, and Academic Achievement: A Comparison of Native-born Latinos and Latino Immigrants.” at the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) Eighty-eight Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 13-15, 2008.

Jennifer Ainsworth, Geography, presented a paper entitled “Deep in the [Green] Heart of Texas: Native Landscaping in Austin” at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) Annual Meeting in Bryan, TX held November 2007.

Jason Alemán, Education-Adult,Professional & Community Education, presented at the UCEA conference in Washington, D.C. held November 2007.  The presentation was entitled “Community as Pedagogy”.

Bobby Baca, Sociology, presented “Sociology Outside the Classroom: A Case Study in Applied Research” at the Southwestern Social Science Association in Las Vegas, NV held March 13-15, 2008.

Paula Baldwin, Communication Studies, co-author with MM Villagran, PhD. and E. Wittenberg-Lyles , PhD, presented paper entitled “Communicating support: Ad hoc volunteerism in natural disasters” at the annual convention of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL held November 15–18, 2007.
--  Co-author with E. Wittenberg-Lyles, PhD., D. Parker Oliver, PhD, and G. Demiris, PhD., presented a poster session of their paper “Communication dynamics in hospice teams: Understanding the role of the chaplain” at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Tampa, FL held January 20 – February 1, 2008.  The AAHPM & HPNA published the abstract of the paper.
--presented a poster entitled, "The Emerging Generation: Has the Constructed Homosexual Identity Communicated in Media Changed Their Attitudes?," at the Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention in Pittsburg, PA held April 30 -May 4,2008.
--presented a paper entitled "Chocolat:Reinventing the Fairy Tale," at the University of North Texas New Voices, New Research Undergraduate and Graduate Conference in Denton, TX held March 28-30,2008.

Kristina Barnett, Sociology, presented a paper entitled “Rebel Without a Kid: Women Who Don't Want Kids and Efficacy-Based Self Esteem” at the SSSA 88th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 12-15, 2008.

Megan G. Bean, Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled “Occurrence of the Asian Fish Tapeworm in the Rio Grande: Implications for Fishes of Conservation Concern” at the American Fisheries Society 137th Annual Meeting (National Meeting) in San Francisco, CA held September 2-6, 2007.

Tammy Biegas, Geographic Information Systems, presented a poster entitled "Adolescent Overweight/Obesity Spatial Comparison: Dallas,TX and San Diego, CA," at the Association of American Geographers Conference (AAG) in Boston, MA held April 15-19,2008.

Haley Bishop, Applied Sociology, presented “Sociology Outside the Classroom: A Case Study in Applied Research” at the Southwestern Social Science Association in Las Vegas, NV held March 13-15, 2008.

 Ashley C Bourgeois, Literature, presented a paper entitled, “Mourning Hagar: Toni Morrison Addresses Mothering and ‘Childcenteredness’ in Song of Solomon” at the 2008 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA held May 22-25, 2008.

Johnathon D. Boyd, Theatre, presented a poster entitled “New Perspective at the RSC: Nancy Meckler’s Directorial Vision” at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference in Akron, Ohio in October 2007.

Marta Brain, Music, presented a paper entitled "The Compositional Work and Life Achievements of Johann Stamitz" at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, NE, held October 4-6, 2007.

Keith Bremer, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Socio-Economic Characteristics of Different Land Uses in Austin,TX," at the Association of American Geographers conference in Boston, MA held April15-19,2008.

Rebecca P. Brown, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “Historical Climatology of Maximum Precipitation in Texas” at the Applied Geography Conference in Indianapolis, IN held October 2007.
-- presented a poster entitled "The Southern Extent of Tornado Alley," at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Boston, MA held April 15-20,2008.

Lara Marie Pope Bryant, Geography-Geographic Education, presented at the National Council for Geographic Education: 92nd Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.  The presentation was entitled “Teaching World Heritage”. This was a workshop designed for middle and high school curriculum.
--presented a paper entitled "Measuring Changes in Sudent Environmental Affect," at the AAG Annual Meeting: Advancing Geography in Partnership with You in Boston,MA held April 15-19,2008.
--Created a poster using GIS to create an Atlas of San Marcos to support a Community at Pedagogy," for the Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry and Couch Stone Symposium at the University of Illinois in Urbana -Champaign, IL held May 14-17,2008.

Elizabeth Capalbo, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Expression of Modd Muscarinix Acetylcholine Receptors in the Retinas of Bluegill and Zebrafish," at the Experimental Biology 2008 Conference in San Diego,CA held April 5-9,2008.

Lori Carter, Geography, presented a poster entitled, "Habitat Fragmentation of a Small Urbanizing Watershed in Hays County, Texas" at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA held April 15-19, 2008.

Annie Castillo, Physical Therapy, presented a poster entitled “Hydrotherapy Practices in Wound Care Among Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants with Certified Wound Specialist (R) (CWS (R) Designation” at the Texas Physical Therapy Association National Student Conclave in Galveston, TX held October 2007.

Christine Coats, Geography Education, presented a paper entitled "National And International Online Interaction in Geography Education," at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA held April 15-19,2008.

Katrina L. Cohen, Aquatic Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled “Dietary Preferenda of Exotic Suckermouth Catfish in the San Marcos River, Texas: Potential Impacts on Endemic Species” at the American Fisheries Society in San Francisco, CA held September 2007.

Mindy Conyers, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "The Spatial Variation of Bed Material Size and Shape in the Headwaters of the Animas River, Colorado,USA," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers held April 15-19,2008.

Catherine Cooper, Geographic Education, gave a presentation entitled “A Real World Approach to Getting Your PhD” at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education in Oklahoma City, OK in October 2007.  Catherine also presented a paper entitled “Armenia, Its Caucasus Neighbors and U.S. Financial Aid” at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers” in Charleston, SC held November 2007.

Sandra L. Cook-Hildreth, Aquatic Biology, presented a poster entitled “Reproductive biology of Exotic Suckermouth Catfish in the San Marcos River” at the American Fisheries Society 137th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. held September 2-6, 2007.

Melody W. Crenshaw, Geography, presented "Geography in U.S. National Parks," at The Geographical Association Annual Conference at the University of Surrey in Guildford Surrey, England held March 27-29,2008.

Sondra D’Aquisto, MS Applied Sociology,  presented a paper entitled “Sociology in Higher Education: An Evaluation of a Summer Bridge Program” at the Southwestern Social Sciences Association 88th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV held March 12-15, 2008.
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Presented “Sociology Outside the Classroom: A Case Study in Applied Research” at the Southwestern Social Science Association in Las Vegas, NV held March 13-15, 2008.

Jeffrey Davis, Communication Design, poster entitled "Our Aim is to End the Suffering," has won an award for a competition held by Good'08 50x70. The project that helps Social Communication in the Category of War Victims.

Christopher Andrew Day, Geography, presented a paper entitled “Groundwater Contaminant Concentrations of Land Use Categories for the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer, Texas” at the Applied Geography Conference in Indianapolis, IN held October 2007.

Julia Decker, Political Science, presented a paper entitled "Brazilian Homosexuality: Political Groups, Prostitution, Violence and Political Success," at the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference in Flagstaff, AZ held April 9-12,2008.

Onnalita Maniccia, Health Education, presented posters entitled "Physcial Activity and Nutrition Behaviors of Pre-Service Health Teachers" and "Pre-Service Teachers' Health Behaviors and Perceptions of Future Behavior Change" at the 2008 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Convention in Fort Worth Texas, held April 8-12,2008.

Sukyi Douglas-McMahon, Literature, presented a paper entitled “The War Between Crown and Crozier: The Political Side of Guillaume de Deguileville in The Pilgrimage of Human Life” at the Texas Medieval Association’s Seventeenth Annual Conference in College Station, TX held October 2007.

Brian D. Earle, Environmental Geography, presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.  The presentation was entitled “Revealing the Diversity of Geography Learning”.

Michelle Edwards, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "Gendered Experiences in Alcoholics Anonymous" at the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV held March 12-15, 2008.

Kristen Epp, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled, “The effect of predator diet on avoidance responses of predator-naive Eurycea nana” at the Evolution Conference in Minneapolis, MN held June 20-24, 2008.

Celeste M. Espinedo, Biology, presented a paper entitled, “Symmetrical Reproductive Isolation: A Tale of Two Species” at the Evolution Conference in Minneapolis, MN held June 20-24, 2008.

Dawn Estrada, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "The Cyber Factor: Are There Sex Differences Online? An Analysis of Relational Maintenance through the Use of Computer-Mediated Communication," at the 99th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburg,PA held May 1-4,2008. The paper won Top Paper for the Graduate Poster Session.

Tianfang Fang, Geographic Information Science, presented "An Analysis of the Driving Factors for Land Use Change in Hulin County, China," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Boston, MA held April 15-19,2008.

Demetrea Farris, Sociology, presented a paper entitled “Reconnecting with my Roots”: A Qualitative Study of Previously Launched Adults at the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in Las Vegas held March 12-15, 2008.

Jeff Felderhoff, Communication Disorders, presented a poster entitled “Assessment Methods Used in Texas Elementary Schools for Diagnosing Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs)” at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX held February 21 – 23, 2008.

Christina Fleuriet, Communication Studies, presented a paper entitled "The Cyber Factor: Are There Sex Differences Online? An Analysis of Relational Maintenance through the Use of Computer-Mediated Communication," at the 99th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburg,PA held May 1-4,2008. The paper won Top Paper for the Graduate Poster Session.

Adrienne Foreman, Literature, presented “Hard-Boiled Gender – Hard to Break but Bendy” at the SCMLA, South Central Modern Language Association in Memphis, TN held November 2007.  Adrienne also presented “Hawthorne and Magical Realism: Fantasy in Canonical Works” and co-chaired a panel discussion on “Fantasy’s relationship with canonical literature” at the Fantasy Matters Conference in Minneapolis, MN held November 2007.

James P. Gaertner, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled “Detection of Batracochytrium Dendrobatidis in Four Endemic Central Texas Amphibians” at the Amphibian Declines & Chytridiomycosis: Translating Science into Urgent Action Conference in Tempe, AZ held November 2007.

James Michael Gividen, Education - Adult,Professional & Community Education, presented at the UCEA conference in Washington, D.C. held November 2007.  The presentation was entitled “Community as Pedagogy”.

Sophia L. Gonzales, Geography-Resource & Environmental Studies, presented a poster entitled “The Environmental Effects of Coal Power Plants on Texas Reservoirs” at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Bryan, TX held November 2007.

Gina Guzman, Literature, presented a paper entitled “White Cultural Sustainability through the Silence of the Ethnic Voice” at the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference “Sustainability” in Tempe, AZ held October 2007.
-- presented a paper entitled "Minority Students on the Periphery:Domesticating Canagarajah's Geopolitics" at the CCCC Conevention 2008: Writing Realities, Changing Realities in New Orleans, LA held April 2-5,2008.
--presented a paper entitled "Minority Students on the Periphery:
Domesticating Canagarajah's Geopolitics in Writing Centers" at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano (NACCS) XXXV Poesia, Baile y Cancion:The Politics, Implications and Future of Chicana/o's Cultural Production in Austin, TX held March 19-22,2008.

Melissa Harbin, English Literature, presented a paper entitled, "Clothed in Muslin and Virtue: The Lady's Newspaper as a Social and Moral Influence" at the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) Conference in Roehampton, England held July 4-5, 2008.

Xueqin He, Geography-Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “International Students Vulnerability to Emergency Event: Does Tenure of Residence Make a Difference?” at the Applied Geography Conference (AGC) in Indianapolis, IN held October 2007.  Xueqin also presented a paper entitled “Is Emergency Communication Biased? Comparing Newspaper Coverage of Bridge Collapses in the US and China” at the Southwestern Division of the AAG (SWAGG) in Bryan, TX held November 2007.
-- presented a paper entitled "What Makes Floodpain Residents Satisfied with Their Home Location?," at the 2008 AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, MA held April 14-20,2008.

Tom C. Heard, Aquatic Biology, gave a presentation entitled “Habitat Associations of the Fish Assemblage in the Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande” at the American Fisheries Society: Annual Meeting 2007 in San Francisco, CA held September 2007.

Sheila Henk, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “Comparing Press Responses to Wild Boars/Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) in Great Britain and the United States at the Applied Geography Conference in Indianapolis, IN held October 2007.

Brenda Genise Henry, Education-School Improvement, made an oral presentation entitled “Community as Pedagogy” at the UCEA conference in Washington, D.C. held November 15-19, 2007.

Juan Jacinto Hernandez, Education-School Improvement, made a presentation entitled “Community as Pedagogy” at the UCEA - University Council for Educational Administration in Washington D.C. held November 15-19, 2007.

Cory Holland, Biochemistry, presented a paper entitled "The Analysis of the Mechanism by which Telomerase impacts Chromosome Stability and Cell Viability in Ku mutants," under the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) category at the Experimental Biology Conference held April 4-9,2008.

Delbert Humberson, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled “Applying the Cellular Automaton Evolutionary Slope and River (CAESAR) Model to a Highly Erosive Reach of the Colorado River, Austin, Texas” at the Complexity in Geomorphology, the 38th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium in Durham, NC held October 2007.

Dorothy Ibes, Geography, presented a paper entitled “Geography of Chile, Pointers for Teachers” at the National Council for Geographic Education conference in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.

Jon Kedrowski, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "Evaluation and Interactive Mapping of an Isolated Section of the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado's South San Juan Mountains," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Boston, MA held April 15-19,2008.
-- presented a paper and poster entitled "Perceptions on Mount Everest: Measuring Crowding Issues,Challenges,Success, and Environmental Concerns," at the International Cryosphere and Hazards Workshop of the Hindu kush, Himalayan and Tibetan Plateau in Kathmandu, Nepal held March 30 - April 2,2008.

Amanda Keen-Zebert, Environmental Geography, August 2007, accepted a two-year NSF post-doctoral fellowship beginning in May in their International Research Fellowship Program.  Her project title is “Determining Bedrock Incision Rates Using Cosmogenic Isotop\3He\Analysis to Chronologically Constrain the Wetland Development Cycle in the Highveld of South Africa.”  She will be working with Dr. Stephen Tooth at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales.

Shannon Kelly, Geography, presented a poster entitled "The Effects of Mountain Goat Trampling within the Western Mountain Ridges of Glacier National Park, Montana," at the Association of American Geographers in Boston, MA held April 14-19,2008.

Ju-Sun Kim, Music, presented a paper entitled "Impressionism: Debussy¹s Piano Music L¹isle joyeuse (1904)" at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, NE, held October 4-6, 2007.
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Presented paper entitled “Maria Szymanowska: An Examination of Selected Dances in Historical and Analytical Perspectives," at the College Music Society- South / Southcentral SuperRegional Chapter conference held at Lousinana State University in Baton Rouge, LA  held February 28 – March 1, 2008.
--  Presented “On Selected Dances by Maria Szymanowska," at the 2008 National Association of Composers U.S.A. (NACUSA) Texas Conference in San Marcos, TX held February 22-23, 2008.
--  Published article entitled “Composer Portrait: From Gypsy Music to Post-Minimalist Deconstruction: A Portrait of, and Interview with, Composer Charles Ditto (b. 1954),”  in the South Central Music Bulletin Spring 2007 issue.

--  Received Honorable Mention in Concerto Competition, School of Music at Texas State University, on November 5th, 2007.
--  Performed her music composition at the National Association of Composers U.S.A. (NACUSA) Texas Conference, Texas State University, held on February 23rd, 2008.

Russell Kirkscey, Communication Studies, publicized "Accommodating Traditional African Values and Globalization: Narrative as Argument in Wangari Maathai's Nobel Prize Lecture" Women and Language 30(2), 12-17 in December 2007.
- - refereed conference paper entitled, "A Unifying Vision: Argumentation, Values, and Audience Adaptation." Argumentation and Forensics Division. National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL held November 2007.
- - co-refereed conference paper with Cynthia Shipman, Marsha Catron, and Sandra Gomez entitled, "Perceived Credibility and the Effects of Rhetorical Strategies in Political Email Messages" at the Political Communication Division: National Communication Association Convention in Chicago, IL held November 2007.
- - refereed conference paper entitled, "The Cycle of Omission: Oppressive and Oppressed Gender Roles in Recent Children's Literature" at the Texas Speech Communication Association Convention in San Antonio, TX held October 2007.

Jen Korn, Wildlife Ecology, presented "Evaluating Avian Communities of the Blanco River Valley using Occupancy Modeling and Landowner conducted surveys," at the Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium in Starkville, MS held March 26-27,2008.

Kasey Korth, Theatre History, presented a paper entitled "The Women in William Inge's "Bus Stop,":Giving a Voice to Women in the 1950's," at the William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, KS held April 26,2008.

Yazmin Lazcano,Literature, presented a paper entitled, "Building Civic Agency by Teaching Chicana/o Students with Multi-genre Materials" at the NACCS 2008 Tejas Regional Conference, “Mi Educación es la Causa”: Chicana and Chicano Pedagogy in the 21st Century held in McAllen, TX held February 28-March 1, 2008.
-- Presented a paper entitled, "Writing Assessment in 'The Borderlands of Culture': Negotiating Cultural Bias and Rhetorical Flexibility"  at the Fifty-Ninth Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication: Writing Realities, Changing Realities held in New Orleans, LA held April 2-5, 2008.

Elizabeth Lee, Music, presented a paper entitled "Baroque vs. Classical Characteristics in the Work of Johann Stamitz" at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, NE, held October 4-6, 2007.
--  Gave a presentation entitled “Cognitive Domains in the Teaching and Learning of Music-Theoretical Concepts in Music Theory” at the Society for Education, Psychology, and Music Research (SEMPRE) Graduate Student Day Conference in Sheffield, England held October 2007.  Elizabeth also presented a paper entitled “Active versus Passive Learning: On the Effectiveness of Student Tasks in the Online Teaching of Music Fundamentals” at the College Music Society and Association for Technology in Music Instruction National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT held November 2007.

Xuelian Meng, Geographic Information Science, paper entitled “Morphology-based Building Detection form Airborne Lidar Data” will receive the 2008 BAE Systems Award for best student paper presented by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at the ASPRS 2008 Annual Conference in Portland, OR held in May.  The paper will also be published in the Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the official journal of ASPRS.  Her advisor is Dr. Nate Currit.  Co-authors of the paper are Dr. Currit and former college, Dr. Le Wang.

Rachel Marks, Communication disorders, presented "Identifying Morphological Impairment in Young African American Speakers - Phase 1 ,"at the National Black Association os Speech-Language Hearing(NBASLH), in Washington D.C. held April 17-19,2008.

Carlton Mathis, Applied Sociology, presented “Sociology Outside the Classroom: A Case Study in Applied Research” at the Southwestern Social Science Association in Las Vegas, NV held March 13-15, 2008.

Erin McAuley, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Environmental Effects of Coal Power Plants on Texas Reservoirs," at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in Boston, MA held April 14-18,2008.

Shawn McCracken, Aquatic Resources, gave an oral presentation entitled,"Does the canopy hold a missing piece of the Amazon rainforest amphibian diversity? New species from a new frontier in Yasuní National Park, Amazonian Ecuador" at the 2008 Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting in Paramaribo, Suriname held June 2008. He received a 2008 ATBC Travel Award in the amount of $500.

Sarah E. McNeely, Technical Communication, presented a paper entitled “To Carry on a Conversation: Reading the Reader in The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine” at the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Conference (RSVP) in Richmond, VA held September 14-15, 2007.
--  Presented a paper entitled “So Peculiarly a Feminine Pursuit: Intersections of Science and Domesticity in The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine” at the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference (NAVSA) in Victoria, BC held October, 2007.

Stacia C. Miller, Adult, Professional & Community Education, presented at the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 84th Annual Convention in Galveston, TX held November 28-December 1, 2007.  The title of her presentation was “Evaluating Student Teachers with the Use of Heart Rate Monitors” (presented with Dr. Paul Paese).

Audrey M. Mohan, Geography-Geographic Education, gave a presentation entitled “Measuring Geography Teacher Efficacy” at the National Council for Geographic Education in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.  Audrey also presented a poster entitled “Factors Influencing Geography Teacher Efficacy” at the National Council for Social Studies in San Diego, CA held November 2007.                       
-- Presented "Survey Development and Measurement of Geography Teacher Self-efficacy," at the Association of American Geographers conference in Boston, MA held April 14-19, 2008.

--Presented "Geography Teacher Self-Efficacy: Directions for New Research in Geography Teacher Preparartion" at the International Geographical Congress Conference in Tunis, Tunisia held August 12-15, 2008. She received the Association of American Geographers/National Science Foundation (AAG-NSF) Junior Schoalr Travel Grant to pay for her attendance/presentation at the conference.

Heidi L.N. Moltz, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Integrated Assessment of Nonpoint Source Pollution in Large Watersheds" at the 12th International Conference on Integrated Diffuse Pollution Management in Khon Kaen, Thailand held August 25-29, 2008.

Edris J. Montalvo, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled “Diversity in Geography Undergraduate Programs” co-authored with Lawrence E. Estaville of Texas State University-San Marcos and Fenda A. Akiwumi of the University of South Florida.  The presentation was made at the National Council for Geographic Education 92nd Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.

Zach Moore, Geographic Education, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Geography at Rowan University in New Jersey effective Fall 2008.  He will also be involved in trying to re-start the New Jersey state geographic alliance.

Lauren Morgan, Music, presented a paper entitled “Under-Represented Musician in the University Music Environment” at the NACUSA (National Association of Composers, USA) at Texas State University held February 23, 2008.
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Presented a paper entitled "Integration of the Blind and Visually Impaired in the Music Theory Classroom" for the CMS (College Music Society) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA held February 29, 2008.  She was also elected as the student board member for the south-central region of the College Music Society at this conference, and will be representing Texas State within that organization until she graduates in May 2009.

Rebecca O'Donovan, Music, presented a poster entitled "An Ethnographic Study of Individual Evaluations in Sight-reading" at the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio, TX held February13-16, 2008.

Elizabeth A. Pearce, Literature, presented a paper entitled “Juxtapositions in Adolescent Literature: The Magical and/or Realistic Spaces of Diana Wynne Jones’ Fire and Hemlock” at the SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association) Annual Conference in Memphis, TN held November 2007.

Joshuah S. Perkin, Aquatic Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled “Life History of the Chub Shiner in the Lower Brazos River with Comments on Conservation Status and Native Distribution” at the American Fisheries Society National Meeting in San Francisco, CA held September 2007.

Clovis C. Perry, Geography Education, presented a paper entitled “A Real World Approach to Getting Your Ph.D.” at the National Council for Geographic Education in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.

Susan L. Peters, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “Trends in Extreme Winter Weather events in Texas” at the Applied Geography Conference in Indianapolis, IN held October 2007.

Jason R Plyler, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Monitoring SV40 Large T-antigen Activity and Inhibitor in Real Time Using Surface Plasmon Resonance" at the 236th Annual ACS Conference in Philadelphia, PA held August 17-21, 2008.

Megan Pope, Communication Studies , made a presentation entitled “The Benefits of Taking Training and Development Courses: A Student’s Perspective” at the National Communication Association 93rd Annual Convention in Chicago, IL held November 2007.
--  Was a part of a panel entitled "Applying Training and Development Course Content: A Student and Industry Perspective” and presented "The Benefits of Taking Training and Development Courses: A Student's Perspective." at the National Communication Association Convention in Chicago held November 15-18, 2007.

Amy Puett, Music, presented a paper entitled "Political Influences on the Life and Music of Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)" at the "The College Music Society SuperRegional (South Central and Southern Chapters) Conference in Baton Rouge, LA held February 28 –March 1, 2008. She won the award for "South Central Chapter Most Outstanding Student Paper".
-- presented a paper entitled "On the Reception of East German Music in the US," at the American Musicological Society Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference in Logan, UT held MArch 28-29,2008.

Robin Ramirez, Education -School Improvement, made a presentation entitled “She’s learning to learn what she wants to know…” at the ChildSpirit Conference: Sending our Love into the Future in Chattanooga, TN held November 2007.

Waverly Ray, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Designing and Evaluating Learning Collaborations in Postsecondary Geography" at the International Geographical Union 31st International Congress in Tunis, Tunisia held August 14, 2008.

Megan Rios, Communication Studies, presented a poster entitled "Communication Satisfaction in the Termination of Same-Sex Friendships," at the Eastern Communication Association Conference held May 1-4,2008.

Heather K. Robinson, Creative Writing, presented a poetry collection entitled “Nature’s Swell” at the 2008 Sigma Tau Delta Conference in Louisville, KY held March 5–8, 2008.

Renee Rodriguez, Music, presented a poster entitled "Improving Music Theory Instruction in Middle School Band Programs in Texas" at the College Music Society South Central - Southern SuperRegional Conference in Baton Rouge, LA held February 28 – March 1, 2008.  She received the Best Student Poster award from the South Central chapter of the College Music Society.

Dennis T. Runyan, Aquatic Biology, gave a presentation entitled “Fish Assemblages Changes in Three Western Gulf Slope Drainages: An Historical Perspective” at the National Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in San Francisco, CA held September 2007.

Michael Saenz, Communication Studies, presented a poster entitled "The Effects of Conflict on Small Group Cohesion: An Empirical Analysis" at the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Pittsburg, PA held AMy 1-4,2008.

Marta Salazar, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "The Life and  Death of Mexican American Grave Decorations," at The Society for Applied Anthropology 68th Annual Meeting: The Public Sphere and Engaged Scholarship-Opportunities and Challenges for Applied Anthropology in Memphis, TN held March 25-29,2008.
-- Recently received the 2008 Preservation Fellows Award from the Texas Historical Commission.

Eric Samson, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Environmental Parity of Official and Autonomous Municipios in Zapatista Chiapas, Mexico," in the Mexico: Economical and Political Geography Session at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Boston, MA held April19,2008.

Steve Schermerhorn, Geographic Education, presented at the National Council for Geographic Education in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.  The presentation was entitled “A Real-World Geography Ph.D.”

Shobhit Sharma, Biology, presented a poster entitled  "Exploration of Gene changes in Circadian rhythm in Zebrafish eyes using Microarray Technology," at the Experimental Biology 2008 Conference in San Diego, CA held April 5-9,2008.

Cynthia N. Shipman, Communication Studies, presented two papers entitled “Perceived Credibility and the Effects of Rhetorical Strategies in Political Email Messages” and “Building a War Agenda: George W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address” at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL held November 2007.

José L. Silvan-Cardenas, Geography-Geographic Information Science, presented at the SWAAG/ASPRS conference in Bryan, TX held November 2007.  His presentation was entitled “Assessing Linear and Non-linear Unmixing of Landsat Measurements for the Sub-pixel Saltcedar Abundance Mapping”.

Mamta Singh, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled “Evaluation of the Freshman Biology Program” at the Southwestern Association of Science Teacher Educators Conference in Ft. Worth, TX held October 2007.
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Gave an oral presentation entitled “Two Entry-Level Biology Courses Assessment for Biology Majors’ At Texas State University- Preliminary Results” at the Texas Academy of Science (TAS) conference in Corpus Christi, TX held March 7-9 2008.

April Stephens, Music, presented a paper entitled "Form and Compositional Techniques in Johann Stamitz¹ Symphony in Eb Major, No. 4, Op. 4" at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, NE, held October 4-6, 2007.
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Presented a paper entitled "Stephen Lias (Born 1966): A Look at a Modern American Composer" at the Super-Regional College Music Society Conference in Baton Rouge, LA held February 28 – March 1, 2008.

Julie Strickland, Social Work, presented "Psychosocial Recovery from the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, India: A Social Development Response," at the Social Welfare Action Alliance Conference held April 4-6,2008.

Debbie Swann, Theatre, presented a paper "The Touch Tour: Bringing Theatre to the Visually Impaired” at the Mid America Theatre Conference in Kansas City, MO held  February 28 – March 1, 2008. An earlier version of this paper won the Writing Center contest last year.

Queenby Wing Sze Tang,  Music, presented “Composers Concert II--"Wind in the Bamboo Grove", Marimba, Composer: Abe, Keiko” at the South Central – Southern SuperRegional Conference, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA held February 28 – March 1, 2008.  She received the "Best Student Award" and a prize.

Emariana Taylor, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled “A Tale of Two Roost: Landscape Structure and Habitat Use” and won second place in the student paper contest at the Applied Geography Conference in Indianapolis, IN held October 2007.
--presented a paper entitled "Spatially Explicit, Individual-based Model of Mexican Free-Tailed Bat Urban Habitat Use in Austin, TX," at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA held April 15-19,2008.

Sunni Taylor, Biology, presented a poster entitled, "the genetic architecture of hybrid fitness in the Louisiana Iris species complex" at the Botanical Society of America Conference in Vancouver, BC. 2008.

Nancy Tian, Geographic Information Science, gave a presentation entitled "Regional Cluster Analysis of Female Breast Cancer at the County level," at the American Association of Geography 2008 Conference in Boston, MA held April 15-20,2008.

Rex W. Tyrone, Aquatic Biology, presented a poster entitled “Effects of Clear Cut Timber Harvesting, Road Building and Stream Crossing Construction on Indigenous Fish Species in Central Western Louisiana, specifically, Peason Ridge located on the US Army’s Fort Polk training area.  This presentation was made at the American Fisheries Society in San Francisco in September 2007.

Monica Valadez, Educational Admisnitration, presented "Biography as Pedagogy:Implications for Transformational Learning" at the International Society of Educational Biography in Chicago, IL held April 24-26,2008.
-- presented "Community as Pedagogy" at the 4th International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry Conference in Urbana -Champaign, IL held May 14-17,2008.

Bricio E. Vasquez, Sociology, presented a paper entitled "Living Arrangements, Household Size, And Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms In Elderly Latinos" at the Southwest Social Sciences Association's Annual Meeting in Las Vegas held March 12-15, 2008.

Pamela Wadende, Adult, Professional and Community Education, presented a paper entitled "Women and War in Africa: A Kenyan Experience," at the War and Conflicts in Africa Conference in Austin,TX held March 28-30,2008.

Jiao Wang, Geographic Information System, presented a paper entitled "Detecting Land Use and Land Cover Change in the Texas-Mexico Border Twin Cities with Remote Sensing Data Beginning in 1980's," at the AAG conference in Boston, MA held April 15-19,2008.

Melody Warren, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled “Education for Sustainability: More Views” at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference in Oklahoma City, OK held October 2007.

A. Case Watkins, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Through the Lens of Katrina: A Historical Geography of the Social Patterns of Flood Exposure in New Orleans, 1970-2005," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Boston, MA held April 18,2008.

Anne Weaver, Music, presented a paper entitled "Johann Stamitz  ­ Mannheim Composer and Concert Master" at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, NE, held October 4-6, 2007.

Phil Wheeler, Chemistry, presented a poster entitled, " Anti-Biofouling Polymeric Windows: Addititve Effects on Mechanical and Optical Properties," at the American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in New Orleans held April 5-8,2008.

Suzi Wiseman, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled “Enrichment for Captive Rhinoceri” at the SWAAG (Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Bryan, Texas held November 2007.

2006 - 2007

Deidra Ann Aery, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled “Texas State University Field School, Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, Texas” at the Texas Archaeological Society Annual Meeting in San Angelo, Texas October 2006. Her article published in the Texas Archaeological Society newsletter was entitled “Uncovering Ancient Hunter-Gatherers at San Marcos Springs”.

Bharati Ayyalasomayajula, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled “Mumbai Monsoon Floods-2005” at the SWAAG-2006 in Norman, OK October 2006.
--  Presented a poster entitled "Modeling Monsoon Rainfall" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

Joshua L. Bailey, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Rock Glacier Inventory and Analysis in the Douglas Mountain Area of Montana" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

Megan Bean, Biology, presented a paper entitled “Occurrence of the Asian Fish Tapeworm in the Rio Grande: Implications for Fishes of Conservation Concern” at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Lake Jackson, TX    March 2007.

Anne E. Bolick, Aquatic Biology, presented "The Effects of Spring Flow on the Abundance of Heterophyid Cercariae in the Comal River, New Braunfels, TX" at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists (SWAP) in Kingston, OK and received the Graduate Student Presentation - Honorable Mention Award  April 2007.

Mikki J. Boswell, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "The Isolation of Native Glutaminyl Cyclase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae" at the conference for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Washington, DC  April 2007.  She received the ASBMB Travel Award.

Marta Brain, Music, presented a paper on “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” at the Race, Ethnicity, Place Conference at Texas State University in November 2006.

Rebecca P. Brown, Environmental Geography , presented a published paper entitled “A Dome Over Home: Does San Antonio Need a Domed Baseball Stadium?” at the Applied Geography Conference in Tampa, FL October 2006.
--  Presented a poster entitled "Distribution of Strong and Violent Tornadoes in Texas" at the Association of American Geographers conference in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

Lara Bryant, Geographic Education , attended a workshop and made a presentation entitled “Educational Travel Made Simple for Teachers” at the National Council for Geographic Education 91st Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe, NV October 2006.

Collette R. Caton, Rhetoric and Composition, made a presentation entitled “Writing Centers as Historical Spaces: Oral History Research and Institutional Identity” at the International Writing Centers Association Conference, A Space for Writing: Writing Centers and Place in Houston, TX   April 2007.

Mindy M. Conyers, Environmental Geography , presented a poster entitled “Multivariate Mining Effects on Alpine Fluvial Forms and Processes near Silverton, CO USA at the Bingham International Geomorphology Symposium: Columbia, SC October 2006.

 

Elizabeth L. Crittenden, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Snake Venom containing M5 Muscarinin Receptor Activity Inhibits Carbachol-induced Pigment Granule Dispersion in RPE Isolated from Bluegill Sunfish" at the Experimental Biology 2007 conference in Washington, DC  April 2007.

Lorelei Davis, Music, published the CD review “Contemporary Polish Music” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.

Mariah Deonarian, Music , published a scholarly book review of “Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.

 

James T. Dietrich, Geography, presented a poster entitled "360 Degree Panoramic Photography System for Landscape Change Detection in Glacier National Park" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Frank Engel, Geography, presented a poster entitled “Effects of Flood Management Practices on Channel Morphology in the San Marcos River, Texas” at the 2006 International Binghamtom Geomorphology Symposium in Columbia, SC, October 2006.
--  Presented a poster entitled “Aggradation in response to extreme flooding and watershed management” at the 2006 American Geophysical Union Fall Conference in San Francisco, CA December 2006.

 

Elena L. Esparza, Education - Adult,Professional & Community Education, attended the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference in Chicago, IL.  The World of Educational Quality was the theme of the conference.  Elena was the Session Chair of the session entitled "The Lives of Teachers, Spirituality, and the Whole Person".  She was also nominated as Holistic Education Newsletter Editor for 2007-2008  April 2007.

 

Jeffrey W. Felderhoff, Communication Disorders, attended the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Annual conference and was awarded a research grant from the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation at their annual awards luncheon in Houston, TX March 2007. The grant is intended to fund the research for his master's thesis, which is a survey of the assessment methods used in public schools for the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders in children.

 

Jeffrey W. Felderhoff, Communication Disorders, attended the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Annual conference and was awarded a research grant from the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation at their annual awards luncheon in Houston, TX March 2007. The grant is intended to fund the research for his master's thesis, which is a survey of the assessment methods used in public schools for the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders in children.

 

Ryan D. Foster, Professional Counseling, presented a poster entitled “Male Perceptions of Intimacy: Implications for Professional Counselor Practice” at the American Counseling Association Conference in Detroit, Michigan   March 2007.  He received Chi Sigma Iota Excellence in Counseling Research Grant for Research in Professional Counselor Identity ($250).

 

Karen Gibbs, Adult,Professional & Community Education, made a presentation entitled “How the Integumentary System is Being Addressed in the Entry Level Physical Therapy Educational Programs” at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Boston, MA   February 2007.

 

Melissa D. Gray, Geography, presented a paper entitled “To stay or go: Can Game Theory be used to provide quick estimations of potential remainder populations given an impending hurricane?” at the Texas A & M Disaster Recovery, and Redevelopment Student Research symposium in Bryan/College Station, Texas, October 2006.

Kelvin Gregory, Music, presented a paper on “‘World Music’ vs. ‘Multi-Cultural Music’ – On Terminological Problems of Music Research and Teaching” at the Race, Ethnicity, Place Conference at Texas State University in November 2006.

David Hadbawnik, Creative Writing, presented a paper entitled, “Indirect Deposit: Keats and Capitalism in Some of His Major Poems” at the PAMLA Conference at UC-Riverside, CA November, 2006.

 

Xueqin He, Geography, presented a paper entitled “The Socioeconomic vulnerability of Rural to Urban Temporary Migrants in China” at the AAG Southwest Division Meeting (SWAAG) in Norman, OK October, 2006.
--  Presented "Environmental Perceptions Hurricane Evacuations, and Vulnerability of International Students" at the Annual Meeting of the American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Tess Ladd-Hill, Spanish, presented on a neoclassical poet from the late 18th century Margarita Hickey y Pellizoni.  Her argument was how she criticized Baroque "Cortesano" Amorous Poetry from a Female Perspective.  This presentation was made at the “Gender and Enlightenment” Symposium at Texas State on April 10, 2007.

 

Cory L. Holland, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "The Analysis of the Mechanism by which Telomerase Impacts Chromosomal Stability and Cell Viability in Ku Mutants" at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Washington, DC  April 2007.

 

Jacob T. Jackson, Aquatic Resources , presented a paper entitled “The Status of Trachemys gaigeae (Reptilia:Emydidae) in the Rio Bravo basin” at the 9th Reunion Nacional de Herpetologia Mexico, held on the campus of Universidad Autonomas de Nuevo Leon in Monterre, Nuevo Leon, Mexico November 2006.

 

Victor X. Jaramillo, Mass Communication, presented a poster entitled “Killing the Messenger: Aggression and Violence against Journalists in Mexico” at the AEJMC 2007 Midwest Conference in Reno, Nevada in February 2007. Maria R. Gonzalez contributed to the project for the poster presented by Victor. She was unable to attend the conference.

 

Jennifer Johnson, Technical Communication, presented a paper entitled “Hot Tamales: Exploring the Latina Body in Film” as part of the panel discussion: Expanding the Picture of Chicano/a Studies: Teaching Writing with images of Immigrants at the Regional Conference of NACCS:Tejas Foco in Denton, Texas  March 2007.

 

Jack Kaulfus, Creative Writing, presented a paper entitled “Fag, Monkey, and Boy Next Door: Alternative Family Structures in the Curious George Series” at the AESA Conference in Spokane, WA November 2006.

Brandon Kelly, Music, was a finalist in the 2007 National Trumpet Competition.

 

Ju-Sun Kim, Music  presented a poster entitled “Isang Yun: A Major Composer? – Reception and Musical Contribution” at the College Music Society – South Central Chapter Conference at the Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas   March 2007.
--  Presented a paper on “Isang Yun: A Major Composer?” at the College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference at Arkansas State University, March 15-17, 2007.
--  Presented a paper on “Western vs. Traditional Korean Music in Korean Music Education” at the Race, Ethnicity, Place Conference at Texas State University in November 2006. In the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin, she published the scholarly book review “Bridging the Gap: Popular Music and Music Education.”

 

Jason Carmine LaCorte, Mathematics, presented a paper entitled "Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem in R^n: A combinatorial proof" at the (MAA) Mathematical Association of America (Texas section) annual meeting at the University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX April 2007.

 

Evelyn Lauer, Creative Writing, made a presentation entitled “When MySpace becomes OurSpace: Discussion Boards, Chat Rooms and Identification Theory in FYC” at The Conference on College Composition and Communication in New York, NY   March 2007.

 

Yazmin Lazcano, Literature, served as chair of a graduate student panel presenting “Broadening the Definition of Chicanismo: Immigrants Beyond Aztlán” at the NACCS-Tejas Foco in Denton, Texas  March 2007.

 

Elizabeth Lee, Music, presented a paper at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, Nebraska October 2006 entitled “Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat, Opus 44” as part of a session called: The Composer Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) – A Tribute to his Works.
--  Presented a paper entitled “Music in Slovenia presented in World Musics in Intra and Interdisciplinary Music Teaching and Research session” at Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference, Texas State University campus November 2006.

--  Presented the paper “Romantic Elements in Selected Compositions by Robert Schumann” at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, in October 2007, and the paper “National Identity in Slovenian Folk Music” at the Race, Ethnicity, Place Conference at Texas State University in November 2006.
--  Published an article on “Dimitar Ninov: A Contemporary Bulgarian – American Composer” in the Spring 2007 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin and the scholarly book review “»The Refinement of Rhythm« by Bengt-Olov Palmqvist” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.
--  Presented a paper entitled “Constructing versus Identification in Music Theory” at the College Music Society – South Central Chapter Conference in Jonesboro, Arkansas March 2007.

Emiko M. Linville, Spanish, presented a paper entitled “Perspectives culturales: el retorno del Nikkei latinoamericano.u” at the Cefiro: Enlance Hispano Cultural y literario Eighth annual Conference at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas March 2007.

Jacob A. Maas, Environmental Geography , presented a poster entitled "Spatial Analysis of Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater in the Niagara Escarpment Region of Dodge County, Wisconsin" at the Annual Meeting of the American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

Tara Mayorga, Music, published a scholarly book review “On Methodology of Musical Source Research” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.

 

Sarah McNeely, Technical Communication, presented a paper entitled “With All Her Strong Religious Faith: Gender and Unbelief as Reflected in Ward’s Robert Elsmere” at the Victorians Institute Conference in Spartanburg, SC October 2006.

 

Xuelian Meng, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "3-D Building Detection based on airborne LIDAR data" at the Annual Meeting of the Assoication of American Geographers (AAG) Conference in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Audrey M. Mohan, Geography Education , presented a paper entitled “Education Travel for Geography Teachers” during a workshop at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference in Lake Tahoe, NV October 2006.
--  Presented a paper entitled “Defining a Core Curriculum in Applied Geography” at the Applied Geography Conference in Tampa, FL October 2006.
--  Presented a paper entitled “Educational Travel for Social Studies Teachers” during a workshop at the National Council for Social Studies Conference in Washington, DC December 2006.

 

Zachary A. Moore, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled “The Health of Geographic Education: Status of the Subdiscipline in Higher Education, at the National Council for Geographic Education Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe, NV October, 2006.
--  Presented a paper entitled "Issues Affection Geographic Education in America's K-12 Public Education System: An Historical Perspective" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Kaci Myrick, Wildlife Ecology, presented "The Effectiveness of a Vegetation Based Approach to Estimating Vertebrate Biodiversity" at the George Wright Society conference in St. Paul, MN  April 2007.

 

James D. Neece, Biology, presented a poster entitled “Optimal Treatment Period for Forskolin Induction of a Reactive-like Condition in F98 Glioma Cells” at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in San Diego, CA December 2006.

Brett Nelson, Music, was a finalist in the 2007 National Trumpet Competition.

 

Matthew R. Norman, Mass Communication, presented a poster entitled “Media Coverage of Latinos and Latino Political Issues During the 2006 Mid-term Election” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2007 Midwest Conference in Reno, Nevada in February 2007.

Erin Marie O’Docharty, Biology, presented a paper entitled “Use of Infection Challenges to Study the Life Cycle of Huffmanela huffmani (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae)” and a poster entitled “Extraction and Induced Hatching of Trichosomoidid Eggs using In Vivo and In Vitro Techniques” at the annual Southwestern Association of Parasitologists in Kingston, OK   April 2007.

 

Timothy A. Peoples, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Saussurian Theory in 'The Garden of Forking Paths' by Jorge Luis Borges."  The presentation was made at the College of English Association Conference in New Orleans, LA  April 2007.
--  Presented a paper entitled “The Debate over Steven Spielberg’s Munich” at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico   February 2007.

 

Joshuah Perkin, Aquatic Biology, made a presentation entitled “Conservation Status and Life History of the Chub Shiner in the Lower Brazos River” at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society – 2007 Annual Conference in Lake Jackson, TX March 2007.

Stephanie Phillips, Music, presented a workshop on improvisation entitled “The Piano Game” at the Spontaneous Inventions conference, organized by Bobby McFerrin and members of Voicestra at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, June 11-16, 2007.

 

Bobby Polak, Wildlife Ecology, presented a poster entitled “Influence of Human Recreational Activities and Vegetative Characteristics on Wading Bird Abundance” at the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society in Beaumont, Texas in February 2007. Bobby was awarded 3rd place in the Graduate Student poster competition at the event.

 

Anjea Ray, Communication Disorders, presented  a poster entitled “A Case Study in Tongue-Thrust Remediation Using an Orthodontic Appliance” at the 2007  51st annual Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention in Houston, TX   March 2007.  The presentation was also made at the College of Health Professions research symposium on April 20, 2007.

Renée Rodriguez, Music, published the CD review “Contemporary Polish Chamber and Organ Music” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.

 

Dennis Runyan, Aquatic Biology, made a presentation entitled “Fish Assemblage Change in Three Western Gulf Slope Rivers: an Historical Perspective” at the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual meeting in Lake Jackson, TX   March 2007.

 

Eric L. Samson, Environmental Geography PhD, presented a paper entitled "Geopolitical Subdivisions in Chiapas Mexico" in the Geographies of Resistance in Latin America session of the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco, CA.  Eric also coauthored a paper with Xuequin He and Dr. John Tiefenbacher titled "International Student Risk Perception and Avoidance," in the Environmental Health Hazards: Perception, Response, and Education session  April 2007.

 

Katherine Saul, Biology, presented a poster entitled “Monoclonal Antibody G3.5 and Cytoplasmic Alpha-Actinin Antibody Label the Same Antigen in Rat Brain” at the American Society for Cell Biology in San Diego, CA December 2006.

 

Carol Frances Sawyer, Environmental Geography , presented a poster entitled “Soil Disturbances and Infiltration Rates in Glacier National Park, Montana at the 37th International Binghamtom Geomorphology Symposium in Columbia, SC October 2006.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Patterns of Seasonal Frost Heaving and Surface Clast Movement in Turf-banked Terraces, easter Glacier National Park, Montana" at the Annual Meeting of the American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Steven R. Schooler, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled “Supply, Trade and Conflict on the Colonial Frontier: A Lead Isotope Analysis of Colonial-Era Musket Balls from Texas and Adjacent Regions” as part of a symposium titled “The Spanish Colonial Era in Texas” at the Texas Archeological Society Conference in San Angelo, TX October 2006.

 

Desserae K. Shepston, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled “The Return of Alouatta pigra to the Forests around Naha, Chiapas, Mexico” at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 76th annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA   March 2007.

 

Tracy Sibole, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled “Some influences of parasitism on black-capped vireo nesting success: Investigation into late-season nesting and nest vegetation characteristics” at the IV North American Ornithological Conference in Veracruz, Mexico October 2006.

 

Jose L. Silvan, Geographic Information Science, PhD, presented a paper entitled “Multiscale modeling of fuzzy spatial objects by means of neural networks” at the Geoinformatics 2006 conference in Wuhan, China, October 2006. He was awarded a travel grant and Best Paper award of the CPGIS student paper competition.

 

Terrie L. Simmons, Anthropology, presented a poster entitled “Analysis of Commingled Skeletal Remains from Bee Cave Rockshelter (41VV546), Val Verde County, Texas” at the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 2007.

Jose Silvan-Cardenas, Geography - Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Subpixel Confusion-uncertainty Matrix for Assessing Soft Classifications" at the AAG-RSSG Student Honor Competition III during the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

Mamta Kumari Singh, Aquatic Resources , gave an oral presentation entitled "Mix It Up: Correlated Science and Math Professional Development Program: Preliminary Results" at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA  April 2007.  She also presented "Correlated Science and Math: I Wonder Where We'll Wander:" at the 18th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Ponte Verde Beach, FL  April 2007.  She was awarded providing grants to higher education institutions and non-profit organizations to promote improved instruction in mathematics and science and the 2007 FIPSE Travel Grant - a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, office of Post secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/fipse).

Steven L. Stevenson, Music, published the article “Band Music of Art and Craft:A Portrait of, and Interview with, Composer and Conductor Fred J. Allen” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.

Jonathon Subia, Music, was the New Young Artist for the 2007 Victoria Bach Festival and was featured in a recital.

 

Emariana S. Taylor, Environmental Geography , presented a poster entitled “The Use of Doppler Radar to Establish an Urban to Rural Gradient of Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) Roost Habitat in Central Texas” and was awarded Third Place Poster Competition at the 29th Annual Applied Geography Conference in Tampa, FL October 2006.
-- Presented "Perceptions, Risks, and Opportunities for Human/Wildlife Interactions in Urban Environments: An Examination of Bats and Rabies in Texas" at the Annual Meeting of the American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Kelly Thurmond, Music , presented a paper entitled "A Comparative Study of African Tribal Music and Africa-American Spirituals Associated with Death and Dying" at the 2007 Joint Conference of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Associations in Boston, MA  April 2007.
-- Presented a paper on “The Philosophical and Sociological Implications of Mahler’s Kin­der­to­ten­lie­der” at the College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference at Arkansas State University, March 15-17, 2007.
-- Published a research article in the Spring 2007 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin on “The Philosophical Implications of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.” In the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin, she published a scholarly book review of “Constructing Musicology.”

 

Matthew E. Townley, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Votes and Values: Ohio in the 2004 Presidential Election at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Aniekeme S. Udoetok, Mass Communication, presented a poster entitled “Media Coverage of Latinos and Latino Political Issues During the 2006 Mid-term Election” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2007 Midwest Conference in Reno, Nevada in February 2007.

David Viertel, Geography, attended the Association of American Geographers conference in San Francisco, CA and gave a presentation in the “Regional Identities-Western Cultures” session entitled “Remember the Alamo: Reproduction of Regional Identity Through Iconographic Form”   April 2007.

 

Kacie D. Waiters, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Purification of Individual Subunits of the Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC)" at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC and received the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)/Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) travel award for the conference  April 2007.

Sarah Walker, Music, was honored as the “Outstanding Female Lead” at Opera in the Ozarks in July 2007, where she performed the role of Susanna in Le Nozze Di Figaro.

 

Jiao Wang, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled “Monitoring Temporal and Spatial Built-up Urban Expansion by Remote Sensing in Shenyang City, China” at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) in Norman, OK October 2006.
-- Presented "Research for Geometric Correction Method of Beijing-1 Remote Sensing Image" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.

 

Melody A. Warren, Geography, made a presentation entitled "Texas State Accelerated PhD Program in Geography Education" at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference in Birmingham, AL October 2005.

 

Anne Weaver, Music , presented a paper entitled “Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young, a Pedagogical Study” at the European Studies Convention in Omaha, NE October 2006.
-- Presented the paper “World Musics in the Study of Western Music History” at the Race, Ethnicity, Place Conference at Texas State University in November 2006.
-- Presented a paper on “Theoretical and Pedagogical Aspects of Robert Schumann’s Album for the Youth,” at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, in October 2007.

 

Courtney L. Werner, Rhetoric and Composition, presented an oral history of Writing Centers entitled "Writing Centers as Historical Spaces: Oral History Research and Institutional Identity" at the International Writing Centers Association Conference in Houston, TX  April 2007.

Cassandra White, Music, published the CD review “Masterworks for Guitar by Latin American Composers” in the Fall 2006 issue of the refereed journal South Central Music Bulletin.

Richard Wilcox, Theatre, made a presentation entitled “The Lieutenant of Inishmore: Aggressively Enforcing Violence in Masculinity” at the Grian Conference in New York, NY  March 2007.

Suzi Wiseman, Environmental Geography , made a presentation entitled “The Motivation for a Global Hydrogen Fuel Economy” at the SWAAG conference in Norman, OK in October 2006.
--presented a paper entitled “An Evaluation of the Spatial Relationship between Stray Pets, Community Ethnicity and Other Socio-Economic Factors” at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference in San Francisco, CA  April 2007.
--presented a paper entitled “The Need for and Promise of a Hydrogen Fuel Economy” and was Round Table Discussion Coordinator at the Geography in the Americas Conference in La Serena, Chile   May 2007.

Zhijun Yao, Geographic Information Science, presented a poster entitled "2D linecluster detection" at the Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, CA April 2007.

2005 - 2006

Sandra Becerra, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Molecular Characterization of G-Proteins in Bluegill" at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference in San Francisco, CA April 2006.

Anne Bolick, Aquatic Biology, presented a poster entitled "Cercarial Dispersal of Centrocestus formosanus in the Comal River, Comal Co., TX" at the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists Conference in Lake Texoma, OK April 2006.

Rebecca P. Brown, Environmental Geography , presented a poster entitled "Climatology of Severe and Violent Tornadoes in Southern Texas" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Dawna L. Cerney, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "The Environmental Viability of Harvesting Native Prairie Community Seed from Three Donor Sites" at the Applied Geography Conference in Washington, DC November 2005. Was awarded third place in the student paper competition.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Assessment of Landscape Change in the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Through Repeat Photography" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Tamara T. Clunis, Education - Adult, Professional & Community Education, presented research entitled "Access by Race/Ethnic Groups to Learning and Advancement in US Work Organizations: An Analytical Review of the Literature Through the Lens of Critical Race Theory" at the International Research on Work and Learning Conference in Sydney, Australia December 2005.

Mindy M. Conyers, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "A Sensitivity Analysis of the Hydraulically-Assisted Bathymetry (HAB-2) Model" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Robert (Mitch) Crader, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Migrant Flows of Women Working as Prostitutes Along the Mexico-US Border" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.
-- Made a presentation entitled "Assessing the Migration Behaviour of Women Working as Prostitutes Along the Mexico-US Border" at the Lineae Terrarum Conference in El Paso, TX March 2006.

James D. Cudd, Mass Communication, made a presentation entitled "Assessing the Migration Behaviour of Women Working as Prostitutes Along the Mexico-US Border" at the Lineae Terrarum Conference in El Paso, TX March 2006.

Eric Dedden, Aquatic Biology, presented a poster entitled "Parasite Records for the Texas Shiner, Notropis amabilis, Near Wimberley, TX" at the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists Conference in Lake Texoma, OK April 2006.

Elizabeth A. Garcia, Education - School Improvement PhD, gave a presentation entitled "Administracion, Educativa, Gestion y Liderazgo: Hallazgos de la Investigacion Transcultural Entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico" at the COMIE Conference in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico October 2005.

Zachariah Gompert, Biology, recipient of the 2005 - 2006 National Science Foundation Fellowship Award.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Contribution of Hybridization to Biodiversity in Lycaenid Butterflies" at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference in Colima, Col. Mexico April 2006.

Cristina Gonzales, Biochemistry, presented a poster entitled "Interactions Between Aza-Enediynes and Proteins" at the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists International Symposium in San Jose, CA November 2005. Was awarded second place in the graduate research poster competition.

James K. Graham, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Deportees from France, 1942-1944 - Spatial and Temporal Patterns in the Holocaust, Part II" in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Kelvin V. Gregory, Music, presented a paper entitled "Debacle in Barcelona: Anton Webern and the Premiere of Alban Berg's Violin Concerto" at the 30th Annual European Studies Conference at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE October 2005.

Leticia R. Grimaldo, School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "Administracion, Educativa, Gestion y Liderazgo: Hallazgos de la Investigacion Transcultural Entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico" at the COMIE Conference in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico October 2005.

David Hadbawnik, Creative Writing, participated in an exchange program with the Creative Writing Department at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX October 2005.

Xueqin He, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Regional Resistance to Weather Disasters in the United States" at the Applied Geography Conference in Washington, DC November 2005.
-- Presented a paper entitled "The Development of Floodplain in the Metropolitan Area of Austin, Texas" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Arlene Kalmbach, Wildlife Ecology, gave a presentation entitled "The Effects of Exotic Invasive Plants on Bird Populations in Periurban Habitats" at the Texas Academy of Science Conference in Beaumont, TX March 2006.

Amanda Keen-Zebert, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Spatial Variation in Standard Transport Capacity in Guadalupe River" at the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference in Fayetteville, AR November 2005.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Spatial Distribution of Channel Type in the Guadalupe River in Central Texas" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Tiffany Kuhlman, Biology, presented a poster entitled "The Avian Definitive Hosts of Centrocestus formosanus in the Comal River, Comal Co., TX" at the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists conference in Lake Texoma, OK April 2006.

Shing-Tzong Lin, Geography - Geography Information Science PhD, presented a poster entitled "GIS Study on Environmental and Health Disparity in the Houston-Galveston Area" at the Applied Geography Conference in Washington, DC November 2005. Poster received second place award.
-- Gave a lecture entitled "A Non-Stationary Study on the Ozone and Asthma Spatial-Temporal Distribution in Houston-Galveston Area" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Bradley M. Littrell, Aquatic Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled "Status of an Introgressed Guadalupe Bass Population in a Central Texas Stream" at the American Fisheries Society-Southern Division Conference in San Antonio, TX February 2006.

Lauren K. Lucas, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "The Phylogeography of Texas Hill Country Salamanders: Implications for Conservation and Population Persistence" at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference in Colima, Col. Mexico April 2006.

Katie MacInnis, Mathematics, presented research entitled "Future Demographic Trends in Higher Education" at the Association for the Tutoring Profession Conference in San Antonio, TX March 2006.

Jaimie Maher, Aquatic Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Trophic Structure of West Texas Spring Aquatic Macroinvertebrates + the Effects of Diminished Spring Flow" at the Rio Grande Basin Initiatives Annual Conference in Ruidoso, NM March 2006.

Lynda Manning-Schwartz, Geography, presented a talk on a paper entitled "Spatial Analysis of Geographic and Nongeographic Signs in Mixtec Codices" at the Social Science History Association Conference in Portland, OR November 2005.

Vanessa J. Martinez, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Spatial and Temporal Patterns in the Holocaust" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Carolyn Meredith, Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Recovery of Abronia macrocarpa, an Endangered Texas Endemic, Following Habitat Disturbance" at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference in Colima, Col. Mexico April 2006.

Monica J. Milburn, Geography, was a panel member at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference in Fayetteville, AR November 2005.

Jeffrey Mitchell, Aquatic Biology, gave a presentation entitled "Aquatic Diversity in the Springs of West Texas + the Effects of Diminished Spring Flow" at the Rio Grande Basin Initiatives Annual Conference in Ruidoso, NM March 2006.

Audrey M. Mohan, Geographic Education, gave a presentation entitled "Texas State Accelerated PhD Program in Geography Education" at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference in Birmingham, AL October 2005.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Curricular Analysis in Applied Geography: Implications for the Discipline" at the North American Regional Science Council in Las Vegas, NV November 2005.
-- Gave a presentation entitled "Accelerated Doctoral Program in Geographic Education" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Zachary A. Moore, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled "Status of Geography Curriculum in the Texas 6th Grade Contemporary World Societies Class" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Christopher D. Murr, Geographic Education, presented a paper entitled "Disabled Students and Standards - With Special Emphasis on Geography Standards" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Darlene J. Occeña-Gutierrez, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Tropical Cyclone Preparedness in Northern Philippines" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Erin O’Docharty, Aquatic Biology, presented a poster entitled " Studies on the Life Cycle Strategy of Huffmanela huffmani (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae)" at the Southwestern Association of Parasitologists Conference in Lake Texoma, OK April 2006.

Tobias E. Peterson, Creative Writing, participated in an exchange program with the Creative Writing Department at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX October 2005.
-- Presented poems at the Graduate Poets’ Circle at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, GA November 2005.

Grace D. Rico, Education - School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "Administracion, Educativa, Gestion y Liderazgo: Hallazgos de la Investigacion Transcultural Entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico" at the COMIE Conference in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico October 2005.

Mark A. Rockeymoore, Geographic Education, gave a presentation entitled "The Diffusion of Religious Structures from West Africa to the Americas: a Study in Africanisms" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Sonia A. Rodriguez, Education - School Improvement, gave a presentation entitled "Administracion, Educativa, Gestion y Liderazgo: Hallazgos de la Investigacion Transcultural Entre los Estados Unidos y Mexico" at the COMIE Conference in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico October 2005.

Carol Frances Sawyer, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Comparison of a Tree-Ring Chronology of Snow Avalanche Occurrence With a Historically Based Avalanche Record, Glacier National Park, Montana" at the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference in Fayetteville, AR November 2005.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Observations of Seasonal Movement of Surface Clasts in Turf-Based Terraces, Eastern Glacier National Park, Montana" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Jose L. Silvan, Geography, gave a presentation entitled "Neural Network Models for Fuzzy Spatial Objects" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006. Paper was one of five finalists in the 2006 AAG-SG Student Paper Competition.
-- Presented a paper entitled “Multiscale-based filtering of LiDAR altimetry data” at the MAPPs/ASPRS Fall Conference in San Antonio, Texas June 2006.

Dana H. Stiffler, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Why Yes Does Not Mean Yes: Some Observations on the Language of Penelope" at the Conference of College Teachers of English in Corpus Christi, TX March 2006.

Lindsey Stoker, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Investigations into Formative Occupation at La Tiza, Nasca, Peru" at the Society for American Archaeology Conference in San Juan, PR April 2006.

Emariana S. Taylor, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Environmental Perception Among Geography Students" at the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers meeting in Fayetteville, AR November 2005.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Ecological Modeling of Potential Redistribution of Mexican Free-Tailed Bats in Central Texas Built Environments" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

James W. Vaughan, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Selling Sprawl - Inside and Out" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Paul A. Velazquez, Literature, presented a paper entitled "Integrating Chicano Poet Raul Salinas: A Rhetorical Appraisal for a Composition Studies Pedagogy" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Chicago, IL March 2006. Received a Scholar for the Dream travel award.

Adrian Vogl, Aquatic Resources, gave an oral presentation entitled "An Historical Narrative Approach to Landscape Change in the Western Gulf Slope Region of Texas" at the US-International Association for Landscape Ecology 2006 Annual Symposium in San Diego, CA March 2006.

Melody A. Warren, Geography, made a presentation entitled "Texas State Accelerated PhD Program in Geography Education" at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference in Birmingham, AL October 2005.

Jacqueline M. Watson, Aquatic Biology, gave an oral presentation entitled "Changes in Fish Assemblage and Habitat Associations Following a Large Flood Event in a Pecos River Tributary" at the American Fisheries Society Meeting in Anchorage, AK September 2005.

Rachel A. Winkenwerder, Mathematics, presented research entitled "Future Demographic Trends in Higher Education" at the Association for the Tutoring Profession Conference in San Antonio, TX March 2006.

Guangyu Wu, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Climate Change and Water Resource Vulnerability in Texas" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

Damaris Womack, Education - Adult, Professional & Community Education, gave a co-authored presentation entitled "Immigrant Women and the Struggle to House and Educate Their Children" at the International Conference on Women and Migration in Miami, FL December 2005.

Zhijun Yao, Geography, presented a paper entitled "Using a Neighbor-Expanding Approach to Improve Scan Test for Detecting Arbitrary-Shape Clusters" at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Chicago, IL March 2006.

 

2004 - 2005

Karen H. Bartell, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Proposed Method of Analysis to Evaluate the Vulnerability of the Upper San Marcos River to Increased Urban Development: A Discussion" at the Southwestern Association of American Geographers Conference in Nacogdoches, TX November 2004.

Alecia M. Brettschneider, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Marketing, Advertising, and Local Community Relationships in Wal-Mart's Experience" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Brian R. Brettschneider, Environmental Geography PhD, presented a paper entitled "Spatial Patterns in Weather Forecast Techniques" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Rebecca P. Brown, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Impact of Interannual Climate Variability on Texas Tornado Occurrence" at the Applied Geography Conference in St. Louis, MO October 2004.

Anna Bustamante, Education - Adult, Professional & Community Education PhD, presented “Education & Exercise Adherence Approaches: Are They Innovative Enough for the Sedentary Adult with Diabetes?" to the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Louisville, KY November 2004.

Dawna L. Cerney, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Examining Montane Ecotone Change with Repeat Photography" at the Applied Geography Conference in St. Louis, MO October 2004.
-- Presented a paper entitled "The Nature of Montane Ecotone Change in Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Mindy M. Conyers, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "A Regional Evaluation of Channel Roughness Estimates in Streams of the Southern Sangre de Cristo Range, New Mexico" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Elizabeth L. Crittenden, Biology, co-presented a poster entitled "Activation of Muscarinic Receptors On Fish RPE Induces Pigment Granule Dispersion" at the American Society for Cell Biology Conference in Washington, DC December 2004.

Kristen J. Epp, Aquatic Resources, presented a poster entitled "Behavioral Responses to Native and Non-Native Predators in the San Marcos Salamander" at the Animal Behavior Society Conference in Snowbird, Utah August 2005.

Elena L. Esparza, Education - Adult, Professional & Community Education, conducted a workshop entitled "Leadership in Higher Education" at the Iberoamericana Conference in Tijuana, Mexico September 2004. She also carried out research and planned a grant application with UABC.

Zachariah Gompert, Biology, presented a paper entitled "Ecological and Genetic Variation in Lycaeides" at the Evolution '05 Conference in Fairbanks, AK June 2005.

Rosalinda Gonzalez, Biology, presented "Differential Sperm Transfer Based on Size and Sex in Sailfin Mollies" at the Animal Behavior Conference in Snowbird, UT August 2005.

Andrew S. Griffith, Environmental Geography, presented a paper at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Jane B. Heath, Geography, presented a poster entitled "Evaluation of Two Satellite Imagery Classification Methods for Determining Total Suspended Solids Within a Watershed" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Amanda Keen-Zebert, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "The Spatial Distribution of Erosional and Depositional Bars in a Bedrock/Alluvial Transitional Channel" at the American Association of Geographers Conference in Denver, CO April 2005.
-- Presented a paper entitled "The Spatial Distribution of Channel Transitions in the Guadalupe River" at the American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly in New Orleans, LA May 2005.

Shing-Tzong Lin, Geographic Information Science, presented a paper entitled "Evaluating Local Non-Stationarity when Considering the Spatial Variation of Large-Scale Autocorrelation" in the HI Science Session at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Lauren K. Lucas, Aquatic Resources, presented a paper entitled "Population Genetics of Eurycea nana" at the Evolution '05 Conference in Fairbanks, AK June 2005.

Bernadette M. Marion, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Redistricting: A Geographic Perspective" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Vanessa J. Martinez, Geography, presented a paper entitled "A Comparison of Three Simple 3D Techniques for Displaying Terrain Data" at the Applied Geography Conference in St. Louis, MO October 2004.

Wade J. Martyn, Jr., Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Correlation of Population and NDVI Values in Texas Counties" at the International Symposium Remote Sensing of Urban Areas in Temple, AZ March 2005.

Linda Muñoz, Education - Adult, Professional & Community Education, presented a paper entitled "An Analysis of Workplace Learning Literature Focusing on Race and Ethnicity" to the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Louisville, KY November 2004.

Christopher D. Murr, Geography Education, presented a paper entitled "Labeling Theory: A Potential Barrier to the Transmission of Geographic Knowledge to the Visually Impaired" at the Applied Geography Conference in St. Louis, MO October 2004.

Beverly C. Newman, Education - Adult , Professional & Community Education, presented "Education & Exercise Adherence Approaches: Are They Innovative Enough for the Sedentary Adult with Diabetes?" to the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Louisville, KY November 2004.

Darlene J. Occeña-Gutierrez, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Indigenous Knowledge of Local Severe Weather in Northern Philippines" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Eric R. Oksanen, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled "Archaeological Investigations at 41HY161 - The Ice House Site, San Marcos, TX" at the Texas Archaeological Society Annual Meeting in College Station, TX October 2004.

Jae Young Park, Mass Communication, presented a paper entitled "An Examination of the Interrelationships Between the Motives for Channel Change and Program Type Preference, Depending on Network and Cable/Satellite Channel Preference" at the Global Fusion Conference, St. Louis, MO October 2004.

Jay A. Parsons, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Benefits and Limitations of Watershed Modeling Using Cellular Automata Theory" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Rosa M. Peña, Education, presented a paper entitled "Crossing Borders To Go Beyond Limits in Educational Administration Preparation" at the International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement in Barcelona, Spain January 2005.

Donelle M. Robinson, Biology, presented a poster entitled "Differential Sperm Transfer Between Species in Sailfin Mollies" at the Animal Behavior Society Conference in Snowbird, Utah August 2005.

Rebecca A. Sandifer, Education - Adult, Professional Community Education, presented "Issues with Training and Development in the Workplace: Innovative Reflections from Human Resource Professionals" to the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Louisville, KY November 2004.

Carol Frances Sawyer, Environmental Geography, presented a co-authored publication entitled "Landslide Aspect: A Methodological Approach to Circular Data for Hazard Analysis" at the Applied Geography Conference in St. Louis, MO October 2004.
-- Presented a paper entitled "Spatial Patterns of Vegetation Recovery on Landslide Scars" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Emariana S. Taylor, Environmental Geography, presented a poster entitled "A Conceptual Model for In Roost Mexican Free-Tailed Bat Emergence" at the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Rodrigo Treviño, Education PhD, conducted a workshop "Leadership in Higher Education" at the Iberoamericana Conference in Tijuana, Mexico, September 2004. He also carried out research and planned a grant application with UABC.

James W. Vaughan, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "Home is Where the Heart Is" to the Association of American Geographers meeting in Denver, CO April 2005.

Rachel A. Winkenwerder, Mathematics, made a presentation entitled "Providing Learning Methods and Study Strategies into Current Curriculum" at the Faculty Development Workshop at Lamar State College-Orange August 2005.

Jamie M. Zech, Environmental Geography, presented a paper entitled "What Makes a Person an Environmental Activist?" at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, HI January 2005.