Summer Scholars Program 2015

We would like to thank the Office of the Provost, Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs, and Office of Research for making this program a possibility. Additionally, the Summer Scholars Program Selection Committee should be recognized for their efforts.


Faculty Name  Students  Department  Research Project Title 
Dr. Stacy Bennetts Liberty Buckley, Antonio Colbert, and Jessica Padgett O'Grady Biological Sciences Conservation of the Dixie Mountain Breadroot (Pediomelum Piedmontanum) a rare and endangered legume from the Piedmont
Dr. Candace Best Edison Couba, Anne Norviel, and Katie Rogers Psychological Sciences STI and sexual health research among adolescents 
Dr. Alison Foley Paxton Gordon, Austin Hendricks, and Johnna Kelley Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work  Citizen perceptions of police in the post-Ferguson era: A survey in partnership with Richmond County Sheriff's Office
 Dr. Caterina Hernandez Dejah Johnson, Ashish Lalani, and Cristina McCrary Pharmacology and Toxicology The effects of repeated and subthreshold exposures to organophosphates on brain structural integrity
Dr. Todd Hoffman Hunter Atkins, Adrienne Hayes, and Daniel Williams  English and Foreign Languages Thomas Pynchon and the Critique of 1980s Neoliberal Economics
Dr. Simon Medcalfe Alisia Holsey, Kelsey Smith, and Dantavious Whitaker Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences  Augusta Training Shop: Handmade Snowflakes
Dr. Laurence Miller  Khadijah Alexander, Taylor Rodriguez, and Amma Sarfo Biology  Expressoin and Treatment of Pain-related Depression of Behavior
Dr. Chris Mojock  Chris Blanco, Julian Brown, and Torrian James Kinesiology and Health Science Metabolic, neuromuscular and performance effects of different warm-up protocols on aerobic exrcise in physically active adults
Dr. Gregory Passmore Kingsley Anisoke, Nathan Gaffney, and Rick Stahman Medical Laboratory, Imaging, and Radiologic Sciences Continued Measurement of the Interactions of Low Energy Gamma Rays with Dense Metals for Application in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Dr. Tadd Patton Tara Bowers, Kelsey Keough, and James Layton Psychological Sciences Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity in Development and Maintenance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorders 
Dr. Maria Sabbatini Clayton Dains-McGahee, Emilee Friedman, and Sarai Hacker  Biological Sciences Understanding the Mechanism of adenylyl cyclase 1-inhibited proliferation in pancreatic cancer cells using immunofluorescence and ELISA
Dr. Angela Spencer Brittany Blocker, Holly Duplain, and Jasmine Parks Chemistry and Physics  Cloning, expression and purification of Nanoluc to identify BRET acceptors
Dr. Seretha Williams Taylohr D. Brown, Diamond Jenkins, Walter Quiller English and Foreign Languages Text Mining and Digital Humanities: Quantitative Analysis of African American Poetry