Faculty-Student Mentorship Projects

Here is a sample of some of the recent research, scholarship, and creative activities supported by the President’s Mentorship Fund for Faculty-Student Scholarship.

Summer 2014

  • Dr. James Alexander with students Matthew Kirk, Dylan Lahm, & John Richard:
    Word Crimes: The Trials of Lenny Bruce
  • Dr. John Thompson with students Ian Vescovi:
    Defensive Worth Statistic and Bootstrapping Confidence Intervals
  • Dr. Timothy Evans with students Cara Lang:
    Large-Scale Syntheses and Analyses of the Structural Characteristics of G Quadruplex Structures from the 5’-Untranslated Region of Human Protein-Coding Messenger Ribonucleic Acids
  • Dr. Christine Dahlin & Dr. Jill Henning with students Corinne Bozich:
    An investigation of West Nile disease prevalence in Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Jeremy Justus with students Louis Stutz:
    Creating a Searchable Database of Humanities Division Syllabi

Spring 2014

  •  Dr. Alan Teich, Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky with students Wendy Miller, Harrison O’Connor, Katarzyna Wojnos:
    Travel to the Association for Psychological Science Conference
  • Dr. John Mullennix, Dr. Steve Stern, Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky with students Chelsea Chobany, Chelsea Fallier, Mario Fiorca, Elijah Lawrence, Nicholas Malloy, Nicole Wagner:
    Travel to the Eastern Psychological Association Conference
  • Dr. Kristen Majocha with student Sally Haluska
    Presenting a student research paper at the James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference at the Eastern Communication Association’s Annual Convention
  • Dr. Thomas Malosh with students Joshua Doverspike, Evan Sawyer, Mitchell Stibbard:
    Novel binuclear ruthenium(I) carbonyl carboxylate complexes bearing N-heterocyclic-carbene ligands as catalysts for the hydrogenation of acetophenone
  • Dr. Andrew Rose with students Donald Knieriem:
    California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test of Pitt-Johnstown Campus Soils for Use in Pavement Design Applications
  • Dr. Sharon Bertsch, Dr. Rebecca Webb with student Stephanie Bange:
    Morphological and Gene Expression Abnormalities in Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) as Indicators of Stress Responses to Chronic Fluoxetine Exposure

Fall 2013

  • Dr. Rebecca Webb with students Katherine Rosenbaum, Damian Mosher, Muranda Maurer:
    Morphological and gene expression abnormalities in larval Chironomidae (Diptera) as indicators of stress responses to chronic metal exposures.
  • Dr. Timothy Evans with students Ethan Stern, Christina Monnie:
    Analyses of the structural and stability properties of G quadruplex structures from the 5’-untranslated region of human protein-coding messenger ribonucleic acids
  • Elizabeth D. Katrancha with students John Coxey:
    Utility of Tai Chi exercises in improving center of balance and falls efficacy in community dwelling older adults.
  • Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky and Dr. Sharon Bertsch with students Katarzyna Wojnas, Harrison O’Connor:
    From the laboratory to real life: mood, mood repair, and depression in the day-to-day lives of students.
  • Dr. Thomas Malosh with students Joshua Doverspike, Kayla Harvey, Evan Sawyer:
    Novel binuclear ruthenium(I) carbonyl carboxylate complexes bearing N-heterocyclic-carbene ligands as catalysts for the hydrogenation of acetophenone
  • Dr. Jill Henning with students Dylan DeGol:
    Surveillance of Avian Influenza in waterfowl (Family Anas) within Erie and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Kristen Majocha with students Antony Harris, Brianna Aultz, Luke Trotz, Caleb Love, Kayla Ceryak, Jordan Kohler, Christy Lambert, Sally Huluska, Jennifer Martin, Justin Kubiak:
    Communication Student Research Paper Presentations at the Pennsylvania Communication Association’s 2013 Conference.