Graduate Studies & Research
Holloway Hall

Graduate Research and Presentation Grant Recipients

         Spring 2014  |  Fall 2013  |  Spring 2013   Fall 2012  |  Spring 2012

SPRING 2014:

  • Marshall Boyd - "Evaluating 30 Years of Change in Forest Bird Populations on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula". Advisor: Dr. Ron Gutberlet

  • Jacqueline Darrow - "Status Reassessment and Phylogeography of the Carpenter Frog (Litobates virgatipes) in Maryland". Advisor: Dr. Ron Gutberlet

  • Mallory Hagadorn - "Gut Endosymbiont Communities of the Dung Beetles Species Onthophagus taurus (Schreber) Across Maryland". Advisor: Dr. Dana Price

  • Krispen Laird - "Use of Robotics in a Multimodal Communication Study in the Green Treefrog, Hyla cinerea". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Andrew McGowan - "Bat Abundance, Distribution, Biodiversity, and Habitat Preference on the Delmarva Peninsula".  Advisor: Dr. Aaron Hogue

  • Kelsey Mitchell - "Individual Genetic and Behavioral Variation in the Tungara frog (Physalaemus
    pustulosus)".  Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Fieyim Njonguo - "Approaches to Conflict Management and Resolution: Field Work with Syrian Refugees". Advisor: Dr. Brian Polkinghorn

  • Chelsi Rose - "The Effect of Inorganic and Organic Amendments on Soil Quality Assessed via Multiple Microbial Activity Measurements". Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Emmert

  • Anthony Yost - "The War in Bosnia and the Dayton Peace Accords; How a View of Peace can Affect the Resolution". Advisor: Dr. Brian Polkinghorn

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FALL 2013:

  • Mallory Hagadorn - "Not All Dung is Created Equal: Dung Beetles on Organic and Conventionally Managed Cattle Pastures". Advisor: Dr. Dana Price

  • Martin Jones - "A Child Soldier's Story of Redemption". Advisor: Dr. Brian Polkinghorn

  • Krispen Laird - "The Impact of Epigenetics on Behavior in Tungara Frogs, Physalaemus pustulosus". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Kelsey Mitchell - "Genetic influence of female preference in the tungara frog". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Catherine Neighbors - "The Acute and Sustained Effects of Localized Heat, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and Combination Therapy on those with Peripheral Arterial Disease". Advisor: Dr. Tom Pellinger

  • Kyle Wilhite - "Genetic Basis for Behavior in the Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

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SPRING 2013:

  • Marshall H. Boyd - "Population Trends in Forest Interior Birds of Maryland". Advisor: Dr. Ron Gutberlet

  • Timothy Harlow - "What Caused the Mennonites of Virginia to Embrace Abstinence on an Institutional Level?" Advisor: Dr. Tom Goyens

  • Stephen Kelly - "Altering Microalgal Nutritive Qualities though the use of Microbial Symbionts". Advisor: Dr. Mark Holland

  • Krispen Laird - "Geographic variation, mate choice, and genetic influence in the spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Kelsey Mitchell - "Geographic variation, mate choice, and genetic influence in the spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Katherine Trantin - "Facilitating Basic Writers' Progress: The Impact of Feedback and Confidence on Student Writing". Advisor: Dr. Loren Marquez

  • Kyle Wilhite - "Geographic Call Variation, Mate Choice, and Genetic Influence in the Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)".  Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Kristin Zuravnski - "Interactions within a desert ecosystem: Utilizing Citizen Science to investigate the role of nordihydroguariaretic acid in the success of the dominant shrub, Larrea tridentata". Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Hunter

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FALL 2012:

  • Marshall H. Boyd - "Population Trends in Forest Interior Birds of Maryland". Advisor: Dr. Ron Gutberlet

  • Alexandra Guerriero - "The Writing Center as the Bridge:  How to Create Exigency and Mutual Benefit by Making the Writing Center a Support or a Call for Workplace Writing in the Writing Center".  Advisor: Dr. Tom Moriarty

  • Kelsey Mitchell - "Microsatellite genotyping and female mate choice in Sping Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Molly Phelan - "Collapsing Student Hierarchies:  Assessing and Addressing the needs of Graduate Students in the Writing Center". Advisor: Dr. Tom Moriarty

  • Elizabeth Rentz - "Species Diversity and the Succession of Dung Beetles to Horse Dung on Assateague Island". Advisor: Dr. Dana Price

  • Kavya Shroff - "Developing an Invitro assay to study angogenesis using the dissected mouse aorta". Advisor: Dr. Victor Miriel

  • Joseph A. Tracey III - "HDL Independent Mechanisms of Nicotinioc Acid". Advisor: Dr. Victor Miriel

  • Jessica Weber -  "Return to Sender:  Authentic Audience and a Haphazard Community of Writers". Advisor: Dr. Tom Moriarty

  • Kristin Zuravnski - "Secondary Metabolite Comparison in the Polyploids of a Dominant Desert Shrub (larrea Tridentata)". Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Hunter

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SPRING 2012:

  • Stephen Giarratano - "Assessing the Environmental Impact of Dietary Protein Choices through Ecological Footprint Accounting". Advisor: Dr. Aaron Hogue

  • Alexandra Guerrierio - "Creating Exigency in Students toward Writing: How Workplace Writing can Benefit WAC". Advisor: Dr. Loren Marquez

  • Melissa Perry - "Service Learning in the Composition Class: Creating Courses that Shape Our Students and Our Communities" Advisor: Dr. Loren Marquez

  • Amy Reese - "Temperature as a cellular stress of Chinook salmon embryo cells". Advisor: Dr. Eugene Williams

  • Elizabeth Rentz - "Species Diversity and the Succession of Dung Beetles to Horse Dung on Assateague Island". Advisor: Dr. Dana Price

  • Kyle Ward - "Temporal Hierarchy of Membrane Restructuring during Cold Acclimation in Fish". Advisor: Dr. Eugene Williams

  • Kyle Wilhite - "Sexual Selection in the Spring Peeper: Female mate choice in response to variation in male cell properties and mixed signals". Advisor: Dr. Ryan Taylor

  • Chad Willey - "BK Channels in the Larvae (Caterpillars) of the Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca Sexta)". Advisor: Dr. Stephen Gehnrich

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