Undergraduate Research

Student: Nicole Blackburn

Faculty: Brian Kelly/Christie Sennott

Research Program: Wilke

Description of Research: The study uses a novel interviewing method to examine processes of romantic decision making among young women.


Student: OreOluwa Otegbade

Faculty: Brian Kelly/Christie Sennott

Research Program: Wilke

Description of Research: The study uses a novel interviewing method to examine processes of romantic decision making among young women.


Student:  Jordan Foster

Faculty: Linda Renzulli

Research Program: Wilke

Description of Research:  The study examines the effect of Parent Teacher Organizations on stratification in schools.


Student: Jose Velazquez, Washington State University (summer 2018)

Faculty: Jean Beaman

Research Program: Summer Research Opportunity Program

Description of Research: The study examines the use of university resources and self-reliance among foster youth.


Student: Lasandra Perez, Washington State University (summer 2018)

Faculty: Linda Renzulli

Research Program: Summer Research Opportunity Program

Description of Research:  The study examines qualitative data to uncover principal leadership styles in the presence of Parent Teacher Organizations.


Student: Taylor Sumpter, Hunter College (summer 2018)

Faculty: Linda Renzulli

Research Program: Summer Research Opportunity Program

Description of Research:  The project entails creating codebooks for Parent Teacher Organization data and understanding the role PTOs have in school organization.


Student: Carly Ringlespaugh

Faculty: Christie Sennott

Research Program: SOC 489

Description of Research: The study uses a novel interviewing method to examine processes of romantic decision making among young women.


Student: Emily Dye

Faculty: Christie Sennott

Research Program: Wilke (2016-2017)

Description of Research: The study uses interview data to examine women's perceptions of gender equality in post-apartheid South Africa.


Student: Angela Weaver

Faculty: Beth Hoffmann

Research Program: Wilke

Description of Research: Lactation at Work Project: Several laws have been recently passed that give women greater rights to demand various accommodations in order to pump breast milk at work. Nevertheless, adherence to the letter and the spirit of theses laws varies greatly from workplace to workplace. Some women experience much support from their managers, while other encounter many difficulties.  This project examines hurdles and assistance for lactating employees at work.


Student: Jason Maynard

Faculty: Beth Hoffmann

Research Program: Wilke

Description of Research: Historic Legal Consciousness Project: This project uses historic analysis to examine newspaper articles and other documents from approximately 100 years ago to explore the legal consciousness of politicians and members of the general public who opposed entry into WWI. 


Student: Emily Cunningham

Faculty: Beth Hoffmann

Research Program: Wilke

Description of Research: Emotional Labor Project: This emotional labor can be as important as the physical or mental; for example: a waitress must do the physical labor of carrying plates and the mental labor of remembering orders, but must also display welcoming and friendly emotions. If she serves the food and takes the orders, but is grumpy or unwelcoming, she has not done her job correctly. This research project examines several jobs and the emotional labor each demands.

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