2016 MLK Research Symposium showcases diversity-related research

March 7, 2016

The College of Education Diversity Committee hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Symposium on Friday, February 19, 2016. The annual symposium includes a showcase of graduate and undergraduate research projects related to diversity.

Jenna Spiering received first place for a project titled " Reviewing to exclude: Critical discourse analysis of YA LGBTQ book reviews for school librarians."

In second place was Laila McCloud, for research entitled "Defining Myself for Myself: Self-Authorship and African-American College Student Academic Success at Predominately White Institutions."

DaVida Anderson was awarded third place for the project titled " Deconstructing Spaces that Shatter Black College Student’s Self-Efficacy."

The award ceremony was sponsored by Dr. Kathryn Gerken. The keynote was delivered by Dr. Saba Rasheed Ali.

From left: Kit Gerken, Jenna Spiering, DaVida Anderson, Laila McCloud, Dean Colangelo

2016 Participants

  • Ethan Sahker
    Hispanic Youth Marijuana Treatment: Hallmarks of Successful Treatment Completion
  • Na Mi Bang & Victoria Maneev
    Best Practices for Supporting People with Disabilities: Counseling Student’s Experience
  • Benjamin Vanvleet
    Depictions of the African Continent in Human Geography Textbooks
  • DaVida Anderson, Janice Byrd, Richard Barajas, Nicholas Katopol, Cindy Ann Kilgo, Stephen Malvaso, & Kira Pasquesi
    Facilitating Difficult Cross-Racial Dialogues
  • Hansori Jang
    Career Development Considerations of Asian LGBT College Students
  • DaVida Anderson
    Deconstructing Spaces that Shatter Black College Student’s Self-Efficacy
  • Laila McCloud
    Defining Myself for Myself: Self-Authorship and African-American College Student Academic Success at Predominately White Institutions
  • Jenna Spiering
    Reviewing to exclude: Critical discourse analysis of YA LGBTQ book reviews for school librarians