Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian Event

Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian is an event that celebrates all research, scholarship, and creative endeavors - funded and unfunded - of Appalachian Faculty and Staff. The event consists of virtual sessions held synchronously and asynchronously throughout the week, where faculty and staff present digital posters, oral presentaitons, art, and/or performances, culminating in an awards ceremony for the Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.

2021 Research & Creative Activity at Appalachian

You're Invited:

The Office of Research, The Office of Student Research, University Libraries, and the Center for Academic Excellence are excited to host the third annual Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian event during the week of September 13-17, 2021.

This virtual event celebrates all research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of Appalachian Faculty and Staff. Join us for virtual oral presentations, digital posters, art, and performances throughout the week, ending with an awards ceremony on Friday, September 17th at 1:00 pm for the Chancellor's and Provost's Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.

The full schedule, meeting links and digital presentations can be found at the event website: https://sites.google.com/appstate.edu/researchweek2021


 

2021 Presentations:

DocuAppalachia
Dr. Elizabeth Davison, Interdisciplinary Studies; Dr. Kristan Cockerill, Interdisciplinary Studies

Creating A Metric to Identify Rural-Serving Postsecondary Institutions
Dr. Andrew Koricich, Executive Director, Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges

Bridging the Gap: Cultural wealth and college transitions
Dr. Ashley Carpenter, Leadership & Educational Studies

What Happened During COVID-19?: Understanding time, use and location for physical activity of parents and children
Dr. Brooke Towner, Recreation Management & Physical Education; Dr. Robert Broce, Social Work; Dr. Becki Battista, Health & Exercise Science

Making the Grade: Conducting nursing research in the school setting
Dr. Tammy Haley, Nursing; Dr. Dana Brackney, Nursing

Beemon: Honey Bee Monitoring and Studying with Computing Tools
Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, Computer Science

Early Childhood Teachers' Sensitivity to Literacy Learning in Play
Dr. Teressa Sumrall, Family & Child Studies; Dr. Rebecca Payne Jordan, Reading Education and Special Education

Public Health Preparedness
Ms. Jennifer Tyson, Health & Exercise Science

Taking Care of the Public Purse: The effects of news coverage of spending taxpayer money on citizens' demands for government accountability
Dr. Volha Kananovich, Communication

Moderate Malnutrition Exacerbates Plasmodium chabaudi Induced Gut Epithelial Damage and Reduced Mucosal Innate Immunity in Mice
Dr. Michael Opata, Biology

Modeling the Spread of Disease on a College Campus
Dr. Quinn Morris, Mathematical Sciences

Get Outdoors!: Promoting healthy outdoor play and exercise through the HOPE Lab's interdisciplinary approach
Dr. Brooke Towner, Recreation Management & Physical Education; Dr. Heather Wensil Vernick, Nursing; Dr. Becki Battista, Health & Exercise Science; Dr. Robert Broce, Social Work; Dr. Richard Christiana, Health & Exercise Science; Dr. J. Joy James, Recreation Management & Physical Education

The Karma of Love
Dr. Cuong Mai, Philosophy & Religion

Black Male Brilliance: A brief highlight
Dr. Will Sheppard, Assistant Director of University Housing, Director of Black Male Excellence Initiative; Dr. Brandy Bryson, Center for Academic Excellence; Leadership & Educational Studies

Black Male Brilliance: Garnering the strengths of Black male students
Dr. Will Sheppard, Assistant Director of University Housing, Director of Black Male Excellence Initiative; Dr. Brandy Bryson, Center for Academic Excellence; Leadership & Educational Studies

Characterizing the Gut Microbiome’s Role in Toxin Tolerance in Mushroom-Feeding Drosophila Species
Dr. Clare Scott Chialvo, Biology

The Integration of SUD EBP Counseling Applied to the Transgender Population
Dr. Geraldine Miller, Human Development & Psychological Counseling; Mx. Tuesday Feral, Human Development & Psychological Counseling; Ms. Kirsten Cole, Human Development & Psychological Counseling; Mr. Miller Faw, Human Development & Psychological Counseling

Allay for Solo Piano
Dr. Nicholas Cline, Hayes School of Music

Welcome Home: Nursing simulation for home and palliative care
Dr. Rebecca Turpin, Nursing; Ms. Kristen Morgan, Nursing

Kent State: Then, and again
Dr. Raphael Miller, Theater & Dance, Ms. Cecilia Chan, Theatre Studies

Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders: A community based participatory research approach
Dr. Jennifer Buff, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Dr. Joseph Klein, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Ms. Lucy Comello, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Ms. Hana Gobran, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Roots and Routes: Immigrant voices in the High Country
Dr. Shanan Fitts, Curriculum & Instruction; Dr. Greg McClure, Curriculum & Instruction

RIEEE CONCERT Program Showcase:
Earth-Air Heat Exchanger Systems for High Tunnel Greenhouses: A Feasibility Study
Ms. Hei-Young Kim, Appalachian Energy Center

The Coupling of Climate Resilience and CO2 Emissions per unit of Value Added
Dr. Gregg Marland, Geology & Environmental Sciences, RIEEE

The Molecular Switch: arctic and subarctic warming leads to accelerated microbial degradation of stored carbon and loss of peatland resiliency and ecosystem services
Dr. Suzanna Brauer, Biology

Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 for North Carolina
Dr. Sandi Lane, Health Care Management; Dr. Adam Hege, Health & Exercise Science

Social Infrastructures of Resilience: Biomass, Biogas, and Community-based Responses to Socio-ecological Harm
Dr. Rebecca Witter, Sustainable Development; Dr. Dana Powell, Anthropology