Student Research Projects

Department of English and Philosophy

Images of the Marassa: Self-fashioning and Silence in Two Short Story Cycles from Hispaniola’s Diaspora
Student:          Joan Claire Miller  
Mentor:           Zenobia Mistri
Presentation:    Thesis Defense, April 2008

Undead Social Commentary (The Multi-Genre Pop Culture Canon of Zombies)
Students:          Jade Lee Culberson
Mentor:            Carolyn Boiarsky
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Determining Appropriate Instruments for Evaluating Texts of Students Attending
Elementary Level After-School Creative Writing Programs
Students:          Janelle Irving
Mentor:            Carolyn Boiarsky
Presentation:     MA Thesis Defense
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Rebecca Harding Davis
Students:          Amy Johnson
Mentor:            Clement Stacy
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Michael, Brother of Jerry:  A Social Action Piece
Students:          Carrie Kendall
Mentor:            Clement Stacy
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight and Thesis Defense
Funding:           John S. Tuckey Scholarship
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Writing Workshops Within the College Composition Classroom
Students:          Suzanne Weber
Mentor:            Lizbeth Bryant
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight

The Role of Ymaginitif in Piers Plowman
Students:          Nancy Riecken
Mentor:            Colin Fewer
Presentation:     MA Thesis Defense
Funding:           John S. Tuckey Scholarship
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Archetypal Visions of Impossible Love, and Aborted Apocalypse in Fight Club
Students:          Ryan Schoon
Mentor:            Dennis Barbour
Presentation:     MA Thesis Defense
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Students:          Jade Lee Culberson
Mentor:            Carolyn Boiarsky
Presentation:     National Pop Culture Conference, Cultural Studies Conference
Funding:           VCAA Office, Departmental Gift Fund
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Evaluating Elementary Level After-School Creative Writing Programs
Students:          Janelle Irving
Mentor:            Carolyn Boiarsky
Presentation:     Indiana Teachers of Writing Conference
Funding:           Departmental Gift Fund, VCAA Office

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Students:          Julia Ponce
Mentor:            Carolyn Boiarsky
Presentation:     National Writing Project
Funding:           Departmental Gift Fund

Advances in the Writing Program at PUC Part One:  Research, Assessment, and English 100
Students:          Kevin Clyne
Mentor:            Lizbeth Bryant
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight           
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On Acquiring a New Identity – The Shifting Identity in Learners and Teachers in ESOL Programs
Students:          Nancy Riecken
Mentor:            Marilyn Cleland
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Students:          Artay Dates
Mentor:            Nita Danko     
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Students:          Laura Mendenhall
Mentor:            Nita Danko
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Students:          Adam Mlynarcik
Mentor:            Nita Danko
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Students:          Michelle Orr
Mentor:            Nita Danko
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Editorship of Skylark Magazine
Students:          Crystal Cox
Mentor:            Michael Dobberstein
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Anti-Oppression Pedagogy in the Shakespeare Classroom:  Student/Faculty Teaching Project
Students:          Amy Johnson, Carrie Kendall
Mentor:            Colette Morrow
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight
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Misrepresentations:  Diabetics in Juvenile Fiction
Students:          Amy Johnson, Carrie Kendall
Mentor:            Colette Morrow
Presentation:     Student Research Day
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Background Factors as Predictors of Student Success in Hybrid Composition Courses
Students:          Julia Ponce
Mentor:            Dan Punday
Presentation:     LASS Spotlight and MA Thesis Defense
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A Feminine Perspective of Life as a Slave
Students:          Lisa Chism
Mentor:            Mita Choudhury
Presentation:     URC:  English and Philosophy
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Frankenstein:  Morality and Humanism without God
Students:          Christian Rubalcaba
Mentor:            Mita Choudhury
Presentation:     URC:  English and Philosophy
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