New Members / Students / Young Scholars

Are you a Graduate Student? Undergraduate Student?

Are  you new to the AME organization?

Is this going to be your first professional conference? Or one of your first?

Is this the first time you will be attending an AME conference?

Are you worried about who you will talk to? What you will do? How this ALL WORKS?


Although we are labeling this webpage to attract New and Student Scholars, we intend the information here to be helpful for anyone attending the AME 2012 conference. Even if you have been to an AME conference before, some of the information about San Antonio will likely be new for you.


Everyone who is attending this conference is likely to remember what it was like when they were first beginning to attend conferences. While it is always a memorable experience, there are certainly aspects of attending an international conference like this that can lead anyone to be anxious. You are not alone!


The purpose of this section of the conference website is to provide students, new AME members, or other young (or young at heart) scholars, a central location to ask questions, share their experiences, and even possibly make connections with others before the conference begins.

One of the conference planning committee members, Amie Senland, M.A., will be coordinating all of the various aspects of this webpage. Amie is currently a doctoral student at Fordham University in New York City, she has been attending AME conferences since she was an undergraduate student at Saint Joseph College in Connecticut (now University of Saint Joseph).

If you would like to ask Amie a question about the conference, or would like to share your experiences as a student (or former student) attending a conference, you can contact her at



*Here we hope to provide an ever-expanding list of some common questions about attending professional conferences in general, and the AME 2012 conference in particular. Check back often as we will be adding to this list as more questions come in. If you have a question you think would be relevant here, please send it to Amie Senland at


Click this image for the FAQs  


Mentoring Events at AME 2012

One goal of AME has always been to mentor those new to the field of academia, or new to disciplines addressed by AME members. Specific events are designed to provide that mentoring experience to such scholars, including students, new members, and anyone else who is interested.

More details will be available as we get closer to the conference in November, but for now please be aware that there are two Scholar Mentoring sessions scheduled in the program. One is late on Thursday morning before the official Welcome of the conference and one is early Friday morning before the first set of presentation. Both are free and all are invited to attend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012:

 10:30 am – noon                         New Members / Scholar / Mentor I

Friday, November 9, 2012:

8:00 9:00 am                             New Members / Scholar / Mentor I


Student-Focused Presentations at AME 2012

In addition to the mentoring sessions noted above, there will be various presentations at this conference that might be of particular interest to students (and other Scholars early in their careers). We will provide details about each of these presentations as the details become finalized.


Student Spotlight: Introductions and Experiences

*In this area of the webpage, we will provide information from other students who will introduce themselves and share any conference experiences or expectations they might have. If you are interested in being included in this area, we would welcome your submission (just email Amie Senland at

  • Other Student Spotlights can be seen by clicking this image


  • Hyemin Han, M.S., School of Education, Stanford University

I am a first year student in Developmental and Psychological Studies in Education at Stanford University, and interested in the developmental process of moral formation and the neuroscientific basis of human morality. I am participating in a research project that examines the role of truth, humility, and faith in the moral formation of exemplary individuals.

Before coming to Stanford University, I taught Ethics and Philosophy at Daein High School and Chungshin Girls' High School in Korea. My experience also includes computer programming and system engineering for semiconductor manufacturing. I received my B.A. in Ethics Education, B.S. in Astronomy and Bachelor minor in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and my M.S. in the Science, Technology and Society program, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea.

Attending AME 2102 would aid me substantially in professional development, allowing me to presenting my own research, establish contact with leading scholars, and improve my understanding of the latest trends in my areas of research interest.

Previous AME Conferences Attended

2011 Nanjing, China “Cultivating Morality”

(Presented "Bridging the Gap between Science and the Humanities through Moral Education" with Prof. Changwoo Jeong)

2010 St Louis, Missouri “Gateway to Justice: Meeting the Moral Challenges of Social Inequality”

(Presented “The moral human as a sociobiological, natural scientific being: how it can be helpful to our study of moral functioning and moral education” with Prof. Changwoo Jeong)



  • Amie Senland, M.A., AME 2012 Conference Committee Member and Department of Psychology, Fordham University

As an undergraduate at Saint Joseph College in Connecticut (now University of Saint Joseph), I worked with my professors (Dr. Elizabeth Vozzola, Dr. Mary Whitney, and Dr. Joan Hofmann) on their research on children’s moral understanding of Harry Potter.  I completed my Honors thesis on children’s moral understanding of Harry Potter and expanded that research in a second study investigating how the Christian worldview shapes families’ moral understanding of Harry Potter.  My interest in moral reasoning and moral development has continued as a graduate student at Fordham University, where I work with Dr. Ann Higgins-D’Alessandro.  During graduate school, my research has focused on moral reasoning and empathy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

Previous AME Conferences Attended

As a Graduate Student while at Fordham University (NY)

2010 St Louis, Missouri "Gateway to Justice: Meeting the Moral Challenges of Social Inequality"

As an Undergraduate Student while at Saint Joseph College (CT)

2007 New York, NY "Civic Education, Moral Education, and Democracy in a Global Society"

2005 Cambridge, Massachusetts "Challenging What's 'Right': How Children and Adolescents Come to Critique Culture from an Ethical Standpoint"

2004 Dana Point, California "Moral Education: The Intersection of Ethics, Aesthetics, and Social Justice"













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