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Interdisciplinary Research Conference

March 19 - March 20

Presented by the Office of the Associate Provost

The Interdisciplinary Research Conference was developed to recognize the scholarship of students and faculty in all disciplines. It provides our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty with the opportunity to present their scholarly work to the campus community. In this context, research is interpreted as any scholarly or creative activity ranging from scientific experimentation to artistic expressions, service-learning, literary criticism or case-study designs. The conference was designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas among all fields of inquiry, encourage scholarly investigation and foster the educational function of research, broadly defined.

Conference Keynote Speaker

Krystal C. White
2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Student School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Ministry Graduate Student at the University of Oxford in Theology, with a concentration in Science and Religion When Hominids Became Human: Locating the Image of God in a Historical Adam and Eve within Human Evolutionary History.

Krystal White graduated from PBA in 2021 with a B.S. in Biblical and Theological Studies and Behavioral Neuroscience. After graduating, she moved to Jerusalem to serve in international student ministry and conduct ground-breaking research on human evolution, receiving an M.S. in Genetics from Hebrew University in 2023. Krystal is currently working on a master’s in theology from the University of Oxford where she researches topics at the intersection of faith and science. Krystal hopes to continue serving in ministry internationally while producing resources for Christians interested in relating their faith to modern science.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Threat Assesment: Food for Thought - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
8:50 - 9 a.m.Conference Welcome
Dr. Nathan Lane
Issues of Faith, Moral Decisions and Environmental Stewartship - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
9 - 9:20 a.m.Justification by Flesh? Jesus's Jewish Flesh for the Body of Christ
Elvir Ciceklic
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.Faith and Formation Amidst the Contours Emerging Adulthood
Dr. Wanjiru M. Gitau
9:40 - 10 a.m.These Cows Can Predict Your Personality: A Study of the Barnum Effect on Moral Decision Making
Jenna Skelton, Taylor Gerrity, William de Melo and Dr. Chandrima Powers
10 - 10:20 a.m.THROW IT BACK: Combating Overconsumption and Fostering Sustainability on College Campuses
Frida Alsterheim, Fabrizio Parrage, Delaney Hetzer, Kaden Hultgren, Christiane Anton, Mathias Moldjord, Savanna Seldes, Alianna Marino and Dr. Emily Webster
Keynote Address - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.When Hominids Became Human: Locating the Image of God in a Historical Adam and Eve within Human Evolutionary History
Krystal C. White
12 - 1 p.m.Lunch Break
Invited Speaker - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
1 - 1:25 p.m.Reassessing Paradigms: Exploring the Legacy and Impact of Thomas Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"
Dr. David Horkott
1:25 - 1:50 p.m.Audience Review of Posters
Physiological and Psychological Science - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
1:50 - 2:10 p.m.The Chemistry of Psychology: Delving into the Neurochemical Foundations of Perspective Reason
Niang Thang and Dr. Don McCulloch
2:10 - 2:30 p.m.The Association of Glyphosate Exposure with the Formation of Human Neurodegenerative Disorders
Hannah Hutchins, Dr. Kristiann Dougherty and Dr. David Compton
2:30 - 2:50 p.m.Health Literacy and Feelings
Kayla Bright
Invited Student Presentation
3 - 3:30 p.m.Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and the Popularization of Both
Brody Eldridge

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Issues in Business, Economics and AI - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
9 - 9:20 a.m.Using the Trinity to Examine the Implications of Innovative Technologies in the Economy
Dr. Cora Barnhart
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.The Legacy of Aging CEOs: Strategic CSR or ESG? Board Independence and Celebrity CEO Contingencies
Dr. Ciprian Stan, Dr. David Smith and Dr. Emmanuel Mwaungulu
9:40 - 10 a.m.Ethics and Efficacy: The Influence of Social Capital and Governance on Key Financial Metrics in Nonprofit Organizations
Dr. Emmanuel Mwaungulu and Dr. Ciprian Stan
10 - 10:10 a.m.Break
10:10 - 10:30 a.m.Christian Ethics in Computers, Software and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Michael Kolta
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.Why Virtual Reality Cannot Help the Atheist
Madeline Marie Nettles
10:50 - 11:10 a.m. The Fulbright Specialist Program: A Useful Tool for the Advancement of International Legal Education
Dr. Henry Webb
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.Deep Space Nine: The Star Trek Franchise's First Progressive Series
Special Guest - Dr. Thomas Parham
12 - 1 p.m.Poster Session
Session for Educators - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
1 - 1:20 p.m.Empowering Tomorrow's Educators: A Comprehensive Exploration of Self-Efficacy in Preservice Teachers
Dr. Jill East and Dr. Marcia Bedasse
1:20 - 1:40 p.m.Analyzing Educational Resources for Students with Special Needs in Diverse Communities: A Framework for Developing Innovative Educational Tools
Cienna Oniwa
Physiological, Mental and Spiritual Health Session - Lassister Rotunda, Warren Library
1:50 - 2:10 p.m.Comparing Safety and Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy in a Diverse Population of Older people with HIV
Dr. Elias B. Chahine, Ricardo M. Nunez-Medina, Kiara Williams, Dr. Jennifer Kuretski and Dr. Harm Maarsingh
2:10 - 2:30 p.m.From Womb to Soul: A Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Family Therapy Approach to Healing Childhood Wounds and Intergenerational Trauma
Professor Debbie Manigat
2:30 - 2:50 p.m.Analysis of Pyrazole-Tetrazoles Hybrids Against Staphylococcus aureus
Dr. Fabio Aguiar Alves, Gabriela Guimaraes de Oliviera Alves, Migual Paz Souto and Chimeka Fevecque
2:50 - 3:10 p.m The Effects of Different Baseball Pitching Deliveries on Lower Extremity Muscle Activation and Pitch Spin Rate
Nathan Housen and Dr. Matthew J. Mitchell
3:10 - 3:30 p.m.Heart Rate Variability and Muscle Oxygen Saturation: The Role of Exercise Training in Improving Cardiovascular Function in Cancer Patients
Chloe Smith and Dr. Matthew J. Mitchell


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