Completed Projects

ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Jolene Potter (ANT) Perceptions of Rape Culture from Eastern Connecticut State University Students Mentor: Dr. Marry Kenny April 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Kenneth Saintonge’s (Mentor: Mary Kenny, Ph.D.) “Communication Perspectives and Context in a Changing Technological Environment”  56th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Anthropological Association April 22-23rd, Skidmore College  Sarasota Springs, New York.

Erin Strickland (Mentor: Sarah Baires,Ph.D.) “Preliminary Results from Two Late Woodland Trash Pits from Block Island, Rhode Island.” Society for American Archaeology Conference April 6, 2016 Orlando, Florida.

Erin Strickland “Hybrid-Learning and Student Outcomes: A Student’s Perspective” Dr. Baires COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, New Jersey October 2015.

ART & ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Adam Courbin (AH) An American Man: A Semiotic Analysis of Cultural Mythology in Photojournalism from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Mentor: Dr. Gail Gelburd April 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Nicholas Kahn (Mentor: Dr. Andy Jones) “Self-Portrait with a Sable Scarf” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, October 2016.

Kirsten Read (Mentor: Dr. Afarin Rahmanifar) “An Intergalactic Romance; A Moment Suspended in Time” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, October 2016.

Kara Berglund, Melissa Blazejak, Christina Broccoli, Laura Cardeno, Joshua Cranmer, Braden Herrick, Lauren Hodkinson, Cynthia Kapp, Solinda Keth, Colleen King, Hannah Lewis, Cassandra Marion, Chris McMenamey, Seth Myers, Kristin Palka, Joseph Perez, Robert Picone, Mark Raleigh, Alyssa Reilly, Alexa Senia, Chelsea Taylor, Tyler Scott and Julie Vega; Mentor June Bisantz, Ph.D. Visual Arts. “Green Lights Exhibit”  Exhibition Kerry Art Studio and Gallery.

Sean Duggan; Mentor June Bisantz Ph.D. Visual Arts
“Sentimental Journey” (Poster for Annual Hospital Gala) Exhibition at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Christina Browning; Mentor June Bisantz Ph.D. Visual Arts
“Sentimental Journey” (Poster for Annual Hospital Gala) Exhibition at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

The biology department has a website dedicated to Undergraduate Research with information on departmental seminars, internships, off campus programs and student presentations. The link is http://www.easternct.edu/ugr/.

Publications

Jacob Dayton, Mateusz Ledwon, Jean-Marc Paillisson, Nataly Atamas & Patricia Szczys (In Press). Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the Eurasian Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrid hybrida), a Species Exhibiting Range Expansion. Waterbirds

Presentations

Lauren Atkinson (BIO) Isolating Antibiotic Compounds from Soil Microbes Mentor: Dr. Barbara Murdoch April 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eilizabeth DelBuono (BIO) An Investigation of Odd-Skipped Genes in C. Elegans Mentor: Dr. Amy Groth April 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Christina Welch (BIO) The Long Road to Recovery: How Can We Coax the Brian to Self-Repair Mentor: Dr. Barbara Murdoch April 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Lauren Atkinson (Mentor: Dr. Barbara Murdoch) “Isolating Antibiotic Compounds Produced by Soil Microbes” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Kevin Connolly (Mentor: Dr. Barbara Murdoch) “Enhancement of Collagen Production in Skin Cells via Cell Communication Signals” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Kailey Pisko (Mentor: Dr. Barbara Murdoch) “Can Microgravity Alter the Ability of the Brain to Self-Repair”COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Gabriella M. Scoca (Mentor: Dr. Amy Groth) “The Role of the odd-1 Gene in C. elegans’ Development” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Christina Welch (Mentor: Dr. Barbara Murdoch) “How Can We Coax the Brain to Self-Repair” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Jacob Dayton (Mentor: Dr. Patty Szczys) Population Structure of the Eurasian Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) a Species Exhibiting Demographic Expansion” 40th Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society in New Bern, North Carolina September 20-23, 2016.

Elizabeth Del Buono (Mentor: Amy Groth) An Investigation of Odd-Skipped Homologs in C. elegans. 75th Annual Society for Developmental Biology on August 4-8, 2016 Boston, MA.

Katherine Burgos (Mentor: Amy Groth) The Effect of Simulated Microgravity on Neuronal Function and Development in C. Elegans.75th Annual Society for Developmental Biology on August 4-8 2016 Boston, M.A.

Elizabeth Schoell (Mentor: Amy Groth)  Redundancy of Pax Family Genes in Caenorhabditis.75th Annual Society for Developmental Biology on August 4-8 1016 Boston, MA.

Jacob Dayton ” Genetic Diversity and Structure of Whiskered Tern Colonies in France, Ukraine and Poland to Assess Site Connectivity” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Sarah Denihan “Genetic Structure and Conservation of Common Terns in Manitoba Canada” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Ronald Kaiser “Effects of Desrt Scorpion Venoms on N2a Neuroblastoma Cells” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Katherine Burgos “The Effect of Simulated Microgravity on the Neuronal Function, Neuronal Morphology, and Development of the Nematode, Caenorhabditis Elgans” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Elizabeth DelBuono “An Investigation of Cleft Palate Related Factors in C. Elgans” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Holly Dutko “Effect of Insecticide Treatment on Resistance Mechanisms in Pachysandra” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Lillian Hyde “Molecular Evidence for Extra-Pair Paternity in Whiskered Terns” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Kailey Pisko “Can Microgravity Alter the Ability of the Brain to Self-Repair?” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Elizabeth Schoell “Studying Development in Caenorhabditis Elegans through RNAi-mediated Knockdowns of Pax Family Genes” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Gabriella Scoca “Effects of Odd-1 Loss of Function in C.Elegans Development” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Christina Welch “How Can We Coax the Brain to Self-Repair” Northeast Region 1 Conference of the Eta Omega Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Nation Honor Society April 23, 2016 Willimantic, CT.

Kaiser, Ronald, Matthew Graham & Kurt Lucin. Scorpion venom: the yin and yang of toxin applications to N2a cells. Connecticut Entomological Society, Storrs, CT, February 2016

Couceiro, Sabrina & Matthew Graham. Phylogeography of the California Dune Scorpion, Smeringurus mesaensis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). [1st place] Connecticut Entomological Society, Storrs, CT, February 2016

Manan Bhatt, and Barbara Murdoch. Indentification of neural progenitors in the chicken olfactory epithelium. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara University, NY, April 2015.

Alice DiFrancesco  and Groth, A. C. Expression and function of the C. elegans ODD-2 protein. TriBeta NE-1 District Conference, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT, April 2015.

Alana Gallagher, Jessica Patrizi, and Barbara Murdoch. The relationship between extracellular matrix of molecules and receptors on regeneration in the chick olfactory epithelium. TriBeta NE-1 District Conference, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT, April 2015.

Bryan Lehner, Catalytic Efficiencies of Enolase from Fast- and Slow-Killing Genotypes of Paenibacillus larvae, TriBeta NE-1 District Conference, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT, April 2015.

Jessica Patrizi, and Barbara Murdoch Unraveling regeneration in the nervous system. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara University, NY, April 2015.

Gregory Riley, Benjamin Abrahams, and Barbara Murdoch. Where’s the niche? Finding progenitor domains in a regenerating neural tissue. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara University, NY, April 2015.

Richard Squires, and Barbara Murdoch. Expression of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 in the developing chick olfactory epithelium. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara University, NY, April 2015.

Benjamin Abrahams (Mentor: Barbara Murdoch, Biology) “Regeneration in the Nervous System: Follow the Dividing Cells” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Monika Kalinowska (Mentor: Charles Booth, Biology)  “Chemical, Physical and Ecological Changes in a Man-made Pond in New England Over the Span of Several Months” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Dominque Dubois  (Mentor: Patty Szczys) ” Genetic Mating System of the Marsh-Nesting Whiskered Tern.” Novermber at the International Waterbird Society and CIPAMEX Conference in La Paz, Mexico.

Manan Bhatt; Mentor Barbara Murdoch Ph.D. “Identifying Cells Capable of Neurogenesis in the Olfactory Epithelium” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Dominique DuBois; Mentor Patricia Szczys Ph.D. “Genetic Analysis of Parentage in Whiskered Terns” Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2014)

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Mackenzie Williams (BIS)   “Dynamic Continuity: The Power of Adaptability in the Graphic Design Industry²  Mentor: Dr. Niti Pandey. April 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Emilio Estrella (BIS) “Returns to Investment in College Education: Factoring in Rising Student Debt” Dr. Pandey COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2015.

Nicolai Kousholt Soendergaard “An Action Research Qualitative Examination of Microsoft Excel, its Utilization in Businesses, and Potential Link to Early Career Success” (BIS) Dr. Citurs COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2015.

David Klein; Mentor Don Petkov Ph.D.  Business Information Systems “Systems Analysis for Improvement at the Sales Department at Hayward Trunstiles” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Olivia Godin (COM) Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Communication Mentor: Dr. Teri Toles-Patkin The National Conference on Undergraduate Research,  April 2017.

Kaitlyn Macisco (COM) How Romantically Themed Television Influences College Student’s Views on Relationships Mentor: Dr. Jehoon Jeon The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 2017.

Susan McLean (COM) Social Media Trust Study Mentor: Dr. Jehoon Jeon The National Conference on Undergraduate Research,  April 2015.

Kayla Tenore (COM) Technology Usage and User Age, Effecting Well-Being Mentor: Dr. Jehoon Jeon The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 2015.

Seth McCullock (COM) “Technology on Communicative Ability ³  Mentor: Dr. Jeon Jehoon. April 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Damon Gray & Nicolas Aconfara (Mentor: Teri Toles-Patkin, Communications) “Beating The Odds” A Documentary The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University April 2015.

Emily Haggett (Mentor: Denise Matthews, Communications) “Love at First Sight” Documentary The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University April 2015.

Kacey Rainone; Mentor Terri Toles-Patkin Ph.D. “Slut: The Deconstruction and Recoding of a Defamatory Term” The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research 2014.

Jordan Sakal; Mentor Terri Toles-Patkin, Ph.D. “The Effect of Social Media on Political Awareness” The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research 2014.

COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Publications

Jasmine Dumas, Michael A. Gargano, and Garrett M. Dancik (2016). shinyGEO: a web-based application for analyzing gene expression omnibus datasets. Bioinformatics, 32(23):3679-3681.

Presentations

Kennedy, Meaghan and Garrett M. Dancik, 2017. A database for evaluating methylation biomarkers in bladder cancer. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA (poster)

Michael Underwood (Mentor: Dr. Garrett M. Dancik). Developing a Cancer Publication Portal. Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Northeast Region, Albany, NY, USA (poster)

Alex Davenport & Egli Hila (Mentor: Sarah Tasneem, Computer Science) “Assessing the Threat Posed by Impact of Asteroids and Comets to Earth Through Parallel Simulation” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University April 2015.

Joshua Draper (Mentor: Jian Lin, Computer Science) “Accurate Geolocation of Website Visitors Using Web Technologies” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University April 2015.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Phillip Hoeps (ECO) Statistical Analysis of Policy Solutions to Ocean Pollution Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Brown April 2017, National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Jordan True  from the Economics Department presented at the Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference his work title “Sweep Programs: A New Aspect to an Old Game.”

Ian Peters (ECO) “It’s All Very Taxing: Interstate Tax Competition and the Balanced Budget²  Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Brown. April 2016, National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Ted Straub; Dimitrios Pachis Ph.D. Economics
“Can Behavioral Economics Help Consumers Save?” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Publications

Trawick-Smith, J., Oski, Heather, DePaolis, KimberlyKrause, Kristen, & Zebrowski, Alyssa (2016). Naptime data meetings to increase the math talk of early care and education providers. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education37, 157-174.

Trawick-Smith, J., Baton, Brooke, Danieluk, Courtney, Marsh, Samantha, & Szarwacki, Monika (in press). Block play as a context for mathematical thinking: the effects of building complexity, peer and teacher interactions, and replica play materials on math learning in preschool. Journal of Early Childhood Research,(volume, pages to be assigned).

Trawick-Smith, J., Wolff, Jennifer, Koschel, Marley, & Vallarelli, Jaime (2015)Effects of toys on the play quality of preschool children: Influence of gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Early Childhood Education Journal, 43, 249–256.

Presentations

Nicole Green (EDU) Analysis of Transition Resources for Siblings of Individual’s with Disabilities Mentor: Dr. Tanya Moorehead National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 2017.

Nicole Green (Mentor: Dr. Tanya Moorehead) “Redefining the Role of the Sibling: Looking into the Lives of Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Marley Koschel, Jamie Vallarelli, & Jenny Wolff, The 2012 TIMPANI toy study. (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith) The students co-presented the study results at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference.

Ariel Levesque, Erin Murphy, & Suzanne Slater, Teacher-Child Interactions and Scaffolding During Educational Technology Use (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sudha Swaminathan) Presented their findings at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference 2012.

Student Research Prior to 2012

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Catherine Allegretti (ENG) Caulfield’s Cognitive Crisis: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye Mentor: Dr. Lisa Fraustino National Conference on Undergraduate Research,  April 2017.

Tashanna Edwards (ENG) Shooting Heaven, A Young Adult Novel in Progress Mentor: Dr. Lisa Fraustino National Conference on Undergraduate Research,  April 2017.

Ashlyn Hart (ENG) Real Bodies: Understanding the Importance of Representation in Disability Mentor: Dr. Maureen McDonnell National Conference on Undergraduate Research,  April 2017.

Courtney Werner (ENG) Adam Stands Alone: The Effect of the Oedipus Conflict in Cormier’s I am the Cheese Dr. Lisa Fraustino National Conference on Undergraduate Research,  April 2017.

Kate Begin (ENG) “Reckless” Mentor: Dr. Fraustino Presented their findings at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference 2015.

Renee Drouin (Mentor: Miriam Chirico, English) “Adaptations of Anne Boleyn: Cromwell’s Other Self” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Destinee Holmes; Mentor Susan DeRosa “Stepping Out: Encouraging Inclusivity and Differences In/Outside the Writing Center.” Northeast Writing Center Association Conference, Providence, RI March 2014.

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Madeleine Haynes (Mentor: Dr. Meredith Metcalf) “A Comparison of Arsenic Distributions in Groundwater for Study Sites with Similar Hydrogeologic Conditions” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Joshua Bartosiewicz (Mentor: Bryan Oakley) “The Benthic Geological Habitats of Long Island Sound in the Vicinity of the Thimble Islands and Branford River, CT, USA.” Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeast Section 51st Annual Meeting in Albany, NY, 2016.

Joel Hara (EES) “Uranium in Groundwater Resources of a Typical New England Setting” Dr. Metcalf Presented their findings at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference 2015.

Daniel Grondin (Mentor: Dickson Cunningham, Environmental Earth Science)  “Rheomorphic Folding of Super-Hot Ignimbrites in the Southern Snake River Plain, Idaho” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Mackenzie Fannon; Mentor Dickson Cunningham “Kinematic Constraints on the Placement of Very Hot Rhemomorphic Ignimbrites in the Southern Snake River Plain, Idaho.” Geological Society of America, NE Section Annual Meeting.

Matthew Gonsalves; Mentor Dickson Cunningham “Structural Evolution of the Soapstone Mountain Metagabbro Complex, Somers Connecticut” Geological Society of America, NE Section Annual Meeting.

Lindsey C. Beliveau; Mentor James A. Hyatt Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science “An Examination of Water-Produced Erosion Forms in Bedrock using Terrestrial   Laser Scanning” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Nicholas Denegre; Catherine Carlson Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science “Validation of the Economics and Energy Savings for Advanced Commercial Rooftop Unit Control Strategies”  COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Christopher (Cody) Lorentson; Mentor Stephen Nathan Ph.D.
“Geospatial and Physical Assessment of Glacial Deposits in Connecticut to Better Site Ground-Source Heat Pumps” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

HISTORY DEPARTMENT

The history department has an e-journal (Germina Veris), which publishes outstanding research papers from their majors. The journal is published once per year.

Presentations

Rosie Welles, “ ‘The Mythic Rapist’: Destructive Sexual
Dehumanization of Black Men in the New South” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Gabrielle Archibald, “The Causes and Effects of Bulgarian Nationalism: From the Education Movement to the
First World War” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Joseph DeMarco, “Masaryk and Pilsudski” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Alexa Potter, “Returning Home: Captain Charles Fenton” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Abigail Allard, Abbey Anders, Shayla Beausoleil, Luis
Hernandez, Hayden Judd, Adrianna Mihalek, Jacqueline Ray,
& Matthew Snydal, Savages of the Sea: The Globe Mutiny of 1824” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Patrick Thomson, “Love is Love: The Rise and Fall of the Defense of Marriage Act” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Bethany Marion, “Temperance to the Tea Party: The Involvement of Women in American Religious Grassroot
Movements” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Joseph White, “The Foul Blot of Everlasting Shame: Why 18th C. American Patriots Told the Story of Benedict Arnold” Making History CSU Conference, Willimantic, CT 2017

Sabreena Croteau (HIS) “Influence and Interference: U.S. Foreign Policy towards Saudi Arabia 1956-1971²  Mentor: Dr. Caitlin Carenen. April 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Ryan Blejewski (Mentor: Roland Clark) “A Massacre in Jedwabne: A Psycho-Historical Perspective in Trying to Understand the Events of July 10, 1941” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Kelsey Tuller (Mentor: Barbara Tucker, History) “From Mystery to Methodism: Untangling Legends of a Cult in Connecticut” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Miles Wilkerson; (Mentor Joan Meznar Ph.D.) “Nunca Olvide: Reframing Historical Discourse on Cuban Exile Terrorism.” Submitted to the Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, April 2014.

Melissa Zablonski (mentored by: Professor Tucker)   “The Pension Widow: Defining the Criteria for Women in the Revolutionary Pension Process”  Presented at the Conference for International Journal of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University 2015.

Zachary Marotte; Mentor Jamel Ostwald Ph.D.  History “The Struggle to Break with the Ancients: The English Army’s Gradual Adoption of Modern Military Theory, 1660-1728.” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

HONORS THESES

Lindsay Ancel “Circ du Tarot: The Symbolism of the Major Arcana Through Circus Illustration”

Stephanie Armango “Process and Playwriting: Love Games”

Sarah Bartosiak “From Goddesses to Warriors: Gender Roles and the Struggle for Irish Nationalism”

Joseph Berglund “Progress: Dystopian Fiction and The Writer’s Perspective”

Emma Boardman “The Relationship between Gender Beliefs and Attitudes about Sexuality and Transgendered Individuals”

Nicole Bruno “Love and Sexuality in Dystopian Societies: The Impact of Government Control on Human Relationships”

Kyle Courtemanche “An application of Markov Chains to a Cross and Circle Game”

Sebastian Gronback “Preservation, Transformation, Commercialization: An Analysis of Shakespeare and Modern Film”

Conrad Guthrie “An Investigation of Sex Allocation in Whiskered Tern”

Rachel Hanrahan “The Effects of Physical Education on Classroom Behaviors of Preschool Students”

Laura Hilton “A Quantitative Analysis of Beta-Amyloid Plaques in Cingulate Gyrus of Alzheimer’s Patients”

McKenzie Hyde “Unraveling Sex Trafficking Policy in India: A Case Study of Political Discourse of Trafficking in India”

Brianna Janiak “An Exposition of Bulgarian Solitaire”

Marley Koschel “Videogames: Effects on Impulsivity, Anxiety, Risk Taking and Physiological Reactivity”

Max Olsen “Modeling the Spread of  Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Connecticut with a System of Partial Differential Equations”

Margaret Pallis “Fairytale and Religion in Jane Eyre: The Merging of Spiritualities”

Michelle Patenaude “Censored or Celebrated? A Comparative Analysis of Sexuality in Banned and Award Winning Young Adult Literature”

Lisa Petropoulos “Why Am I Doing This Again? Extreme Adventures of an Asthmatic Girl”

KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Rosamaria Riccobono & Erica Benoit Culture of Women’s Athletics at Eastern Connecticut State University in the NCAA vs. In the AIAW Mentor: Dr. Ari de Wilde. April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

James Doucette III (Mentor: Ari de Wilde) received a travel grant to allow him to present his research titled “A Kantian Dilemma: Gender Discrimination Toward Contemporary Women’s Elite Sport. His research will be presented at the North American Society of Sport 2016. Tampa Bay, Florida.

Kramarz, Melody. (2016, May). Behavioral regulation of exercise and physical activity history of college students. Oral research session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Eastern District (ED) Annual Convention, Atlantic City, NJ. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita N. Lee, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Winner, ED-SHAPE America Undergraduate Research Investigator Award)

Kramarz, Melody. (2016, April). Behavioral regulation of exercise and physical activity history of college students. Oral student research in-progress session presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) – Northeast Regional Conference, Springfield College, Springfield, MA. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita N. Lee, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Michael Freilich (KPE) “Motivations and Points of Attachments for Attending Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Games” Mentor: Dr. Ari de Wilde. April 2016, National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Krysta Valerio; Mentor Greg Kane Ph.D.
Real-Time Analysis at Sports Venues” North American Society for Sport Management Conference May 2014.

Andrew Burns & Joshua Tamosaitis;  Mentor Ari de Wilde Ph.D. “Doping and Cycling in the Media: A Content Analysis of Sports Illustrated” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Publications

Mizan R. Khan, Richard Magner, Steven Senger & Arne Winterhof (In Press) Two Combinatorial Geometric Problems Involving Modular Hyperbolas. Integers

Mizan Khan, & Richard Magner (November, 2013). An application of Modular Hyperbolas to Quadratic Residues.  American Mathematical Monthly.  A copy of the manuscript is included here:   QuadResModHyprev

Presentations

Anna Shannon; Mentor Megan E. Heenehan, Ph.D. “Immersions of Complete Graphs in Harary Graphs” North East Section of the Mathematical Association of America Fall 2015 Section Meeting, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, Nov. 2015.

Anna Shannon; Mentor Megan E. Heenehan, Ph.D. “Immersions of Complete Graphs in Harary Graphs” Women in Math in New England, Smith College, North Hampton, MA, Sept. 2015.

Josh Matti, Rachel Lane, Rebecca Keenan (2014). Estimating the Volatility in the Black-Scholes Formula. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings Baltimore, MD.

Kyle Courtemanche;  Mentor Pete Johnson Ph.D.  An Application of Markov Chains to Cross and Circle Games”  Eighth Annual Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Manhattan College, 2013.

Richard Magner ; Mentor Mizan Khan, Ph.D.”Ordinary lines and modular hyperbolas” Combinatorial and Additive Number Theory (CANT 2013),  CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 2013

Richard Magner;  Mentor Mizan Khan, Ph.D.“Ordinary lines and modular hyperbolas” Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University,  Columbus,  OH, 2013.

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Eastern’s 22nd NYC Showcase Study Tour May 2017

Scott Butler, Nathan Cusson, Emily John, Julia Leitao, Corey Lorraine, Hanna Madler, Sam Nicefaro, Lucy Shea, & Sinque Tavares 

Nicole Rivera (PA) Two Gentlemen of Verona Scenic Design Mentor: Dr. Kristen Morgan, April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

CT- Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing Annual Auditions

Tommy Kenny, Michael Beckstein, Scott Butler, Abigail Perreira, Ryan Michaud, Halie Poitier, Hannah Bythrow  (Mentor: Dr. Emily Riggs)

Nicole Rivera (Mentor: Dr. Kristen Morgan) ” Theater Set Design for Two Gentlemen of Verona The Musical” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Kelsey Fuller (Mentor: Richard Jones-Bamman, Performing Arts) “Cultural Cohabitation: Swedish Jazz and the Folk Revival” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Eastern Concert Chorale: Devannie Cesar, Emily Chubet, Conner Cummings, Mindy DeDominicis, Talia Erris,  Andrew Faria, Kyle Girard, Tyler Hinde, Alexis Kurtz, Jordan LaRusso, Tom Law, Moriah Perrett, Josh Perry, Judy Reid, Zach Rice, Ally Rollins, Erik Russell-Shepherd, Cecile St. Jean, Renae St. John,  Thomas Wazny, Matthew White, and Mikayla Zagata. ; Mentor David Belles, Ph.D. Perform  John Rutter’s “Requiem”. Carnegie Hall March 2014.

Eastern Chamber Singers ; Mentor David Belles, Ph.D. Perform Jeffrey Van’s “A Procession Winding Around Me”  for SATB choir and guitar Dan Hartington. Connecticut American Choral Director Association Presidents Conference October 2013

POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Emma Avery & Tess Candler “Environmental Policy in Congress: The Evolution of the Environmental Debate and the Role of Partisanship” Mentor: Dr. Nicole Krassas. Northeastern Political Science Association 2017.

Mikhela Hull “Explaining Child Protection Policy Failure” Mentor: Dr. Nicole Krassas. Northeastern Political Science Association 2017.

Adam Michael Murphy “Trust in Government: Examining Levels of Trust Among College Aged Individuals” Mentor: Dr. Nicole Krassas. Northeastern Political Science Association 2017.

Tess Candler (PS) Contextualizing Conservative Support for Environmental Policy Mentor: Dr. Courtney Broscious April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Kayla Giordano (Mentor, Dr. Salka) Going Negative: The Effects of Direct Mail Programs on Political Campaigns”  Posters on the Hill Conference April, 2017. Washington D.C.

Sabreena Croteau (Mentor, Dr. Salka) “Democratic Elections in the American States: A Case for Reform.”Posters on the Hill Conference April 19-20th, 2016. Washington D.C.

Erin Drouin (PS) “From Tradition to Twitter: An Analysis of Traditional Media and Social Media Coverage of Sexual Assault on College Campuses² Mentor: Dr. Nicole Krassas. April, 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Alexandra Cross (PS) “Straightening Out the Russian Mold: How State Controlled Nationalism Ostracizes the LGBT Population”  Mentor: Dr. Martin Mendoza-Botelho. April, 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Sabreena Croteau “Democratic Elections in the American States: A Case for Reform” (PS) Mentor: Dr. Salka COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2015.

Erin Drouin (PS) “An Analysis of Traditional Media Coverage of Sexual Assault on College Campuses”  Mentor: Dr. Krassas COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2015.

Tess CandlerPhillip Hoeps “Value of Individual Votes in Proportional Systems”  (PS) Dr. Salka COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2015.

Kayla Giordano &  Christopher Morris “Evaluating Instrumental and Espressive Vote Values in Majoritarian Democracies” (PS) Dr. Salka  COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2015.

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Publications

Apel, Alexis & Diller, J. W. (In Press). Prison as punishment: a behavior-analytic evaluation of incarceration.The Behavior Analyst.

Blydenburg, D. M., & Diller, J. W. (In press). Evaluating components of behavior-analytic training programs. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Gray, J. M., & Diller, J. W. (In press). Evaluating the work of applied animal behaviorists as applied behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.

Cerino, E., & Leszczynski, J. P. (2015). Subjective age, activity, and depression in an older adult sample. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20, 208-216.

Fugère, M. A., Cathey, C., Beetham, R. M., & Schaedler, R. (in press) Preference for the “Diversity Policy” label versus the “Affirmative Action” policy label, Social Justice Research.

Fugère, M. A, Cousins, A. J., MacLaren, S. (2015). Matching in physical attractiveness and women’s resistance to mate guarding. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 190-195.

Cerino, E. S. (2014). Relationships Between Academic Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Academic Procrastination. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 19 (4) 156-163.  Cerino (2014)

Diller, J. W., Brown, R. M., & Patros, C. H. G. (2013). Revisiting Kazdin (1980): Contemporary Treatment Acceptability for Problem Behavior in Children. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 13(2), 225-231.

Katelyn R. Black & Jennifer P. Lezczynski (Summer 2013) Development of Child Attachment in Relation to Parental Empathy and Age. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Diller, J. W. & Farnsworth, T. G. (2013). Alcohol effects on analogue risk-taking and delay discounting tasks. Poster presented at the 39th meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN, May 25-28, 2013.

Presentations   

Michael K. Pelletier Increasing Composting on a College Campus (co-authored by Melanie Byrne), at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy annual meeting 2017.

Rachel Pilver received funding to present her project, Improving the Public Image of Psychology: Who Should Interventions Target?, at the New England Psychological Association annual meeting October 2017.

Pilver, R. A.,Marquis, A., Diller, J. W., & Elcoro, M. (2017, March). Editorial board opinions on the separation between basic and applied behavior analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Hartford, CT.

Sydney Batchelder (PSY) Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation as Predictors of Anxiety and Depression Mentor: Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Sydney Batchelder (PSY) Familiarity and Reinforcement Interact to Predict Performance in the Presence of Others Mentor: Dr. Jenna Scisco April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Abby Caselli (PSY) Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Casual Sex, Gender Roles and Condom Advocacy Mentor: Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Brittany Chabot (PSY) Technology Use, Attachment Styles and Relationship Satisfaction Among Dating Couples Mentor: Dr. Madeleine Fugere April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Marisa LaBrecque-Grenier (PSY) Thought Suppression, Negative Affect and Worry Mentor: Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Marisa LaBrecque-Grenier (PSY) Sociosexuality, Adult Relationships Attachment Style and Current Relationship Satisfaction Mentor: Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Alexandra Steel (PSY) Animal Assisted Therapy, Mood and Social Facilitation Mentor: Dr. Peter Bachiochi April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Alexandra Steel (PSY) Conscientiousness and Implusivity Relations to Discount Tasks Mentor: Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault April, 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Niazi, Meena., Frankinburger, Ellie., Mentor: Cousins, A.J., *Blydenburg, D. & Fugère, M.A.  (2017, June).  Experimental Manipulation of Perceived Mate Availability: Assessment of Intrasexual Competition and Mate Retention Tactics.  Poster presented at the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society meeting.  Binghamton, NY.

Mentor: Leszczynski, J. P. & DeFelice, Kaylee (May, 2017). Gender, romance, and dating assertiveness across the lifespan. Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Mentor: Fugère, M. A., Doucette, Kaitlynn.Chabot, Caitlynn.,* & Cousins, A. J. (2017, January).  The Mate Preferences of Women and their Parents are Impacted by Men’s Physical Attractiveness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

CSU Psychology Day 2017

Malvina Pietrzykowski Exploring The Relationship Between Religion/Spirituality and Stress In College Students       Dr. James Diller

Emma Green  The Relationships Among Eating Habits, Physical Activity, and Stress Dr. Madeline Fugere

Kassandra Agosto     Olfaction’s Influence on Pleasantness and Physiological Arousal     Dr. James Diller

Abigail Bell     The Effect of Ego-Resiliency on Conformity Dr. Joe Dracobly

Patricia Piotrowska & Nicole Lenares         Effects of BST and Individualized Daily Email Prompts as an Intervention to Increase Sustainable Eating Behaviors        Dr. James Diller

Tania Kittoe   Relations between, Religion, and Spirituality and Social Engagement in Emerging Adults  Dr. James Diller

Madison LaRusso      Extraversion and Preference for Competition: Differences Comparing Sibling Structure Dr. Joe Dracobly

Amanda Gionfriddo  Relationships Between Internet Use, Jealousy, and Relationship Satisfaction          Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Danielle Nobitz          Sleep Quality, Anxiety, and Emotional Eating among College Students        Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Samantha Hengel      The Influence of Social Media Use on Romantic Relationships         Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Autumn Dupuis         The Effects of Work on School Involvement Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Katelyn Murray         The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Empathy and Psychological Well-Being           Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Sydney Batchelder    Effects of Familiarity and Praise on Learning in the Presence of Others     Dr. Jenna Scisco

Jennifer Gumbulevich, Sarah Casolo, Alyssa Daneault, Yohan Krumov, Lauren Leavey, Rachel Scrivano, Sydney Batchelder, & Olivia Bacha     The Impact of Front-of-Package Food Labels on Parent Food Choice     Dr. Jenna Scisco

Daphne Botteron      The Effects of Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Social Support on Overall Life Satisfaction   Dr. Joe Dracobly

Melanie Byrne & Michael Pelletier  Increasing Composting Behaviors on a College Campus       Dr. James Diller

Jill Monck       The Relationship between Stress Levels, Exercise and Mindfulness  Dr. Joe Dracobly

William Watson         Impacts of Stereotype Awareness and Stigmatization on Self-Esteem        Dr. Joe Dracobly

Zachary Taylor          The Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, and Family Dysfunction Dr. Joe Dracobly

Tyler Smith    The Effect of Music on Aggression and Negative Affect       Dr. James Diller

Tyler Smith & Sabrina McFarlane   The Reduction of Meat Consumption to Better the Environment     Dr. James Diller

Chloe Lamarre & Danielle Wieland Behavior Change Plan: Recycling with College Students       Dr. James Diller

Madi van’t Slot          Correlation between Sexual Satisfaction, Relationship Satisfaction and Self-Esteem          Dr. James Diller

Meena Niazi   Getting away with murder: A comparison of approaches to understanding criminal behavior     Dr. Joe Dracobly

Rebecca MacFarlane & Madeline vant’Slot A Study of littering behavior on campus       Dr. James Diller

Emily Cates    Relationship Between Time Management, Academic Stress, and Procrastination   Dr. Joe Dracobly

Lateesha Ware, Brianna Agosta-Lawes, & Uyen Huynh    Decreasing Shower Behavior Across Three Residential Environments        Dr. Diller

Olivia Morrison          The Relationship of Social Anxiety and Stress in the LGBTQ+ Community   Dr. Joe Dracobly

Shannon Connors     Body Image and Disordered Eating Compared between Athletes and Non-Athletes            Dr. Joe Dracobly

Anna Gallant  Relationship Satisfaction, Social Media Use, and Facebook Jealousy            Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Ashley Williams         The Effects of Sexual Behavior and Sexual Knowledge on Condom Use       Dr. Joe Dracobly

Ashley Williams & Sydney Batchelder        Promoting Shuttle Use on a University Campus       Dr. James Diller

Taylor Culver The Association Between the Big Five Personality Traits, Parenting Quality and Criminal Behavior        Dr. Joe Dracobly

Allison Marino           Effects of Sleep, Stress, and Anxiety in College Students       Dr. Joe Dracobly

Jessica Hynds & Brianna Lopez       Visual Prompting Effects on Recycling          Dr. James Diller

Yohan Krumov          Interactions of Process Praise, Noise, and Extraversion on Puzzle Performance    Dr. Joe Dracobly

Courtney Binkowski  The Impact of a Working University Student on Anxiety and Stress Levels            Dr. Joe Dracobly

Brieanne McAvoy      Exercise, Happiness and Productivity Among College Students        Dr. Joe Dracobly

Nicole Fuhrmann      Self-Stigma and Gender Roles on the Attitudes Towards Mental Illness: A Correlational Study     Dr. Joe Dracobly

Rebecca MacFarlane & Madeline van’tSlot         A Study of Littering Behavior on Campus     Dr. James Diller

Ellie Frankinburger  Masculine and Feminine Face Types on Participant Rated Facial Attractive and Perceived Trustworthiness        Dr. Joe Dracobly

Hannah Byrne           Implicit and Explicit attitudes towards Homosexuality        Dr. Joe Dracobly

Arlette Pinel   Television Media’s Impact on Female’s Body Perception     Dr. Joe Dracobly

Jessica Seymour        The Relationship Between Motivation, Self-Identity and Stress-Management on Exercise  Dr. Joe Dracobly

Meagan Miller           The Influence of the Presence of a Confederate and Gender on Conforming to an Eyewitness Testimony Dr. Peter Bachiochi

Abby Caselli (Mentor: Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault) “Gender, Gender Role Beliefs, and Attitudes about Casual Sex in Relation to Condom Advocacy” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Nathan Edwards (Mentor: Dr. James Diller) “How Optimism Relates to Heart Rate Reactivity and Ability to Multitask” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College, October 2016.

Sydney Batchelder (Eastern Connecticut State University), Rachel Scrivano (Eastern Connecticut State University), Alyssa Daneault (Eastern Connecticut State University), Yohan Krumov (Eastern Connecticut State University), Gary W. Giumetti, Ph.D. (Quinnipiac University) & Jenna L. Scisco, Ph.D. (Eastern Connecticut State University) (2016, October). The impact of face-to-tace vs. cyber-incivility on task performance and eating behavior. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association. Worcester, MA.

Dracobly, J. D., & Ferreira, S. (2016, May). Effects of impulsivity on harmful alcohol use and academic outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Behavior Analysis: International (2016, May), Chicago, IL

Scrivano, R. M., Scisco, J. L., & Giumetti, G. W. (2016, March). How students’ body sizes are related to perceptions of a female professor. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Byrne, M., Manifold, R., & Jin., C. S. (2016). Effect of melatonin on the sleep problems of young children. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference of Connecticut Association of Behavior Analysis, New Haven, Connecticut.

Dracobly, J. D., & Ferreira, S. (2016, March). Effects of impulsivity on harmful alcohol use and academic outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, New Haven, CT.

Gray, J. M., & Diller, J. W. (2016, March). Evaluating the work of applied animal behaviorists as behavior analysts. Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, New Haven, CT.

Blydenburg, D. M., & Diller, J. W. (2016, March). Evaluating components of behavior-analytic training. Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, New Haven, CT.

Apel, A. B., & Diller, J. W. (2015, October). Prison as punishment: A behavior-analytic evaluation of incarceration. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Daneault, K. L., Gelino, B. W., & Diller, J. W. (2015, October). Prompting to reduce electrical consumption on a college campus. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Boornazian, E. S. & Diller, J. W. (2015, October). Behavior analysis as a pragmatic science of morality. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gallagher, A., Salters-Pedneault, K., & Diller, J. W. (2015, May). Heart rate variability as a predictor of fear inhibition in classical fear conditioning. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Diana Santiago Agustin (Dr. Dracobly) “Correlation of Self-Esteem and Sexual Behavior” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Kaylei Arcangel (Dr. Dracobly) “The Relationship between Stress, Procrastination and Academic Performance” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Jesse Bober (Dr. Jin) “A Descriptive Study on College Students’ Sleep Problems” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Melanie Byrne & Royce Manifold (Dr. Jin) “The Effect of Melatonin on the Sleep Problems of Young Children Diagnosed with Autism” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Kailey Cassidy (Dr. Bachiochi) “Disability Identification” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Corrie Cirelli (Dr. Keyes) “Literature Review of School-Based Interventions for Children with ADHD” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Matthew Collin (Dr. Salters-Pedneault) “Relationship between Perceived Stress, Social Control and Alcohol Consumption in a College Sample” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Annalisa Erickson (Dr. Dracobly) “The Effects of Family Support and Early Adversity on Resilience” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Raquel Estrella (Dr. Salters-Pedneault) “Witnessed Victimization, Reports, and Help Seeking Attitudes” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Joseph Fazzino “Environmental Mission Statements’ Influence on Job Persuit, Attractiveness. and Perceived Fit” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Breanna Fortin (Dr. Salters-Pedneault) “Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilient Traits and Life Satisfaction” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Sonja Gagnon (Dr. Keyes) “Differences in Family Functioning between Emerging Adults with Health and Unhealthy Eating Attitudes” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Michelle Gluhosky (Dr. Keyes) “Forms of Abuse as Discipline and the Impact on Children” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Jennifer Gumbulevich (Dr. Cousins) “The Interaction of Stress, Mobile Phone Use, and Nature Contact” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Ally Johnson (Dr. Bachiochi) “Effects of Religious Commitment and Sexual Compulsivity on Shame” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Marisa LaBrecque (Dr. Salters-Pedneault) “Permissiveness, Satisfaction, and Attachment Style” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Kyle Majewski (Dr. Keyes) “The Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children, Families and Communities” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Solveig Millet (Dr. Danforth) “Stress in Parents of Children with Cerebal Palsy” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Daniel Mueller “Gender, Gender Role and Sexual Orientation” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Amanda Perreault (Dr. Bachiochi) “The Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Ethnicity on Leadership Perceptions” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Stephanie Madden (Dr. Fugere) “Impact of Stereotype Threat on Mathematic Performance of Women” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Karinna Nazaario (Dr. Cousins) “Differences between Commuter and Residential Students, Involvement and Academic Performance” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Michael Pelletier “The Effects of Narcissism and Impulsivity on Empathy” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Rachel Pilver “Stress and Working Memory” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Melanie Ravo (Dr. Dracobly ) “Television Advertisement’s Effect on Children’s Food Preferences” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Meaghan Rodgers (Dr. Danforth) “High Rate Cell-Phone Use and Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Kaylei Roux (Dr. Dracobly) “The Effects of the Color Red on Interest in a Relationship” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Kelsey Sanelli (Dr. Dracobly) “Does an Understanding of Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders Influence Perception of Individuals with Disabilities and Disorders?” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Rachel Scrivano (Dr. Salters-Pedneault) “The Relation between Socioeconomic Status, Life Satisfaction and Attitudes toward the Elderly” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Alexandra Steel (Dr. Bachiochi) “Pet Therapy, Mood and Social Facilitation” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Jordan Viens, Jessica Hynds, & Ryan Wood (Dr. Dracobly) “Variables that Influence Veteran’s and Members of the Armed Forces Success in College” Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day, May 5, 2016, Southern Connecticut State University.

Sydney Batchelder  (PSY)  “Shame, Vulnerable Narcissism, and Social Anxiety”  Mentor: Dr. James Diller April, 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Moriah Perrett (PSY) “The Relationship of Gender Role Beliefs and Sociosexual Orientation with Rape Myth Acceptance² Mentor: Dr. Alita Cousins. April, 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Alexis Apel, & Diller, J. W. (2015, October). Prison as punishment: A behavior-analytic evaluation of incarceration. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Erik Boornazian & Diller, J. W. (2015, October). Behavior analysis as a pragmatic science of morality. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kat Daneault, Brett Gelino & Diller, J. W. (2015, October). Prompting to reduce electrical consumption on a college campus. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Moriah Perrett “The Relationship of Gender Role Beliefs and Sociosexual Orientation with Rape Myth Acceptance” (PSY) Dr. Cousins Poster presentation at the 2015 COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference, Ramapo College New Jersey.

Dana Blydenburg and Emily Bragg mentored by Cousins, A.J. (2015, April).  Presented a poster titled “Women Control Male Romantic  Partners to
Pursue Extra-Pair Partners.”  at the Northeastern  Evolutionary Psychology Society meeting in Boston, MA. Their poster one the award for the best poster at the conference.

Alana Gallagher,  Salters-Pedneault, K., & Diller, J. W. (2015, May). Heart rate variability as a predictor of fear inhibition in classical fear conditioning.
Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Diller, J. W., Pandey, N., Brett Gelino, & Rob Barry (2015, May). Using emailed prompts and feedback to reduce electricity consumption in an organization. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Rob Barry, Brett Gelino, & Diller, J. W. (2015, May). Visual analysis of data by editorial board members and practicing BCBAs. Poster presentated at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Alexis Apel, Kaitlin Thibodeau, & Diller, J. W. (2015, March) Behavior analysis in higher education. Symposium presented at the 11th annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, New Haven, CT.

Ryan Blejewski, Nicole Berger, & Diller J. W.(2015, March). Contingency management for academic probation students.  Symposium presented at the 11th annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, New Haven, CT.

33 Students participated at the18th Annual CSU Psychology Day on May 1st, 2015 including the following students and their Mentors:

Sydney Batchelder (James Diller, Ph.D.)
Rob Barry, Christine Weber (James Diller, Ph.D.)
Sydney Batchelder (James Diller, Ph.D.)
Courtney Blewett (Kristi Salters-Pedneault Ph.D.)
Alexandra Cafferty (Kristi Salters-Pedneault Ph.D.)
Jasmine Carvalho (Peter Bachiochi, Ph.D.)
Brittany Chabot (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Lindsey Conrad (Melanie Evans, Ph.D.)
Kat Daneault (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Sarah Dipollino (Alita Cousins, Ph.D.)
Caitlyn Dubreuil (James Diller, Ph.D.)
Stephanie Ferreira (Joseph Dracobly, Ph.D.)
Stacey Fumiatti (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Sonja Gagnon (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Brett Gelino (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Laura Gorecki (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Patricia Hennessy (Peter Bachiochi, Ph.D.)
Samantha Lew (James Diller, Ph.D.)
Lisa Macari (Alita Cousins, Ph.D.)
Stephanie Madden, Solveig Millet, Jason Prior & Rachel Scrivano (Jenna Scisco, Ph.D.)
Brandon Martins (Jeffrey Danforth, Ph.D.)
Emily McDonald (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Giselle Ortiz (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Moriah Perrett (Alita Cousins, Ph.D.)
Jason Prior (Carlos Escoto, Ph.D.)
Luis Rosado (James Diller, Ph.D.)
Brianna Schnell (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Susan Speir (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.) Winner Best Poster 
Sydney Sullivan (Kristi Salters-Pedneault, Ph.D.)
Elyse Tascione (Alita Cousins, Ph.D.)
Christine Weber (Melanie Evans, Ph.D.)

Nicole Berger, Ryan Blejewski, & Alexis Apel (Mentor: James Diller, Psychology) “Contingency Management and Academic Performance “ National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Robert Santiago (Mentor: Alita Cousins, Psychology) “Ethnic and Acculturative Factors Affecting Academic Stress and Academic Expectations” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015.

Robert Santiago presented a poster titled “Ethnic and Acculturative Factors Affecting Academic Stress and Academic Expectations.” Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2014.

Brett W. Gelino and Robert J. Barry presented with their mentor Dr. James Diller a poster titled “Atheists and Theists have Similar Physiological Reactivity with Demands of God.” Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2014.  

Cheyanne Crawford presented a poster titled “Jealousy Differences in Sex and Sexual Orientation.” Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2014.  

Cerino, E. & Leszczynski, J. P. (April, 2014). Investigating subjective age, level of activity, and depressive Symptoms in older adults.  Poster Presented at the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill Conference, Washington, DC.

Cerino, E. & Leszczynski, J. P. (March, 2014). Investigating subjective age, level of activity, and depressive Symptoms in older adults.  Poster Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Eric Cerino ; Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel, Ph.D. The Relations Between Academic Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Academic Procrastination. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Eric Cerino, Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel, Ph.D. Psychology
“The Relations Between Academic Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Academic   Procrastination” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Alita J. Cousins, Ph.D. , Victoria Klimas  & Madeleine Fugere, Ph.D.,  Development And Reliability Of The Resistance To Mate Guarding Scale. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Victoria Klimas, Alita J. Cousins, Ph.D.  & Madeleine Fugere, Ph.D., Validity Of The Resistance To Mate Guarding Scale. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Alexa Palasky,   The Palasky Negative Evaluation By Peers Scale. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Colin Whiston, The Great Depression: A Review Of Current Evolutionary Theories Explaining The Potential Utility Of Depression. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Fugère, M. A., Cathey, C. & Beetham, R. (2013, January).  Don’t tell me how to feel about affirmative action.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beetham, R. & Cousins, A. J. (2013, January).  The relationship between body mass index and impulsivity.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

 

CSU Psychology Day at Eastern Connecticut State University (May 2013)

Ruslan Abdukalikov, Relationship Between Stress Level, Coping Styles and Depression in Undergraduate University Students (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Randi Jo Barton, Gender Differences, Openness, and Attitudes towards Disabled People (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Kelsea Burkhardt, Personality and Relationship Status (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Roxanne Campbell, Memory Across the Lifespan (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
Eric Cerino, Exploring Academic Motivation and Self-Efficacy’s Relationship to Academic Procrastination (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
Meghan Clough, Eric Cerino, Isaiah Roby, Lauramarie Rahusen, & Kirby Lessard, Snake or Milkshake? Investigating Threat Detection in College Women (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
Michael Cole, Examining Optimism and Locus of Control as Predictors of Coping Styles (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Monica Concas, How Technology Use Relates to Social Anxiety (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Elizabeth DeConto, The Relationship Between Religion and Happiness (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
Ariel Dupont, Gender Differences in Face-to-Face Social Interaction and Social Networking Site Use (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
Alyssa Fisher, The Relationship between Attachment Behaviors, Gender, and Perceived Stress (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Shannon Glenn, Optimism and Social Support as Predictors of Relationship Closeness (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
Colleen Gomola, Relationship between Exercise, Working Memory, and Processing Speed in College Students (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
Brittany Graff, Caffeine on Working Memory (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Melissa Groccia, Effects of Violent Media on Self-Esteem and Aggression (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Rachel Kulscar, The Relationship of Parental Authority and Alcohol Usage on Anxiety (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Evan Lintz, The Effects of Nicotine Use on Memory (Faculty Mentor: Malcolm McCulloch)
Stephanie MacLaren, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Perceived Attraction of Online Dating Profiles (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Taylor Martinez, Self Esteem and Attachment Style as Correlates of Relationship Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Chelsea Myers, The relationship of Orthodox Christianity, Sexual Attitudes, and Guilt Proneness (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Andrew Narcisco, Effects of Superstition on Anxiety and Free-throw Shot Execution (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Alexa Palasky, Image, Peer Perception and Social Avoidance in Female College Athletes and Non-Athletes (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Isaiah Roby, A Review of Psychosurgery (Faculty Mentor: Margaret Letterman)
Taylor Scalia, The Correlational Study of Humor Styles and Perception of Trust on Romantic Relationship Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton) * Oral presentation*
Rachel Schaedler, Examining the Relations between Social Anxiety Disorder, Coping Styles, and Alcohol Use Disorders (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Ellen Swol, Narcissism, Use of Social Media, and how they relate to Self-Esteem (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Melissa Symolon, The Effects of Popular Culture on Child and Adolescent Development (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)
Colin Whiston, The Great Depression: A Review of Current Evolutionary Theories Explaining the Potential Utility of Depression (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)

Psychology Student Research prior to 2013

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Publications

Nick L. Parsons & Matt Manierre (2013).  Investigating the Relationship among Prepaid Token Incentives, Response Rates and Nonresponse Bias in a Web Survey. Field Methods 25 (3) .

Presentations

Gabriela Wrobel (SOC) “The Effects of Paid Family Leave on the Wages of Female Faculty in New England²  Mentor: Dr. Kim Dugan. April 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research UNC Asheville.

Ashley Rose Acevedo ; Faculty Mentors: Kim Dugan, Ph.D. & Nick Parsons, Ph.D. Inequality at State Liberal Arts Schools: Race, Class, and Gender and Major Choice Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 2013