Graduate Student Research Poster Session

In association with the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Research and Grants Administration, The Graduate School is hosting the fourth annual Graduate Student Research Poster Session this Thursday in the Stern Center Ballroom. Join us from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. to learn more about the research efforts of our graduate students. The 35 students and their poster titles are below, listed according to the program they represent.

There have been some revisions to the below list. Those revisions made as of late afternoon, January 25, are noted by an asterisk  *.


  • *Sarah Anderson, The Effect of Communication Technology on Relationship Satisfaction
  • Elizabeth Dorrance, The Effect of Communication Technology on Long-Distance Relationships
  • Mia Fischer, “Birds of a Feather Flock Together” Reloaded: Homophily in the Context of a Web 2.0 on Online Social Networking Sites, Such as Facebook
  • *Elliott Genther
  • Emily Simmons, The Romance After 9/11: The Case of the Twilight Novels


  • Kathleen Halley, The Century Club of Charleston: Clubwomen and Literacy in the American South
  • Taylor McGovern, Rhetoric of Turn-of-the-Century Sorority Women, The Phi Mu
  • Kendall Spillman, Building the Path to Education, Leading the Path to Progress: The Charleston Federation of Women’s Clubs from 1899 to 1969
  • Magen Stevens, “How Much Fire in her Eye!”: The Unconventional Woman in Aphra Behn’s The Rover and The Widow Ranter

Environmental Studies

  • Guinn Garrett, Chemical Indicators of Groundwater-Stream Water Interactions in a Forested, Wetland-Dominated Watershed within the US Atlantic Coastal Plain
  • Sarah Hunger, A Model for Improving Water Quality in a Coastal Community Through Community Outreach
  • Sarah Latshaw, Habitat Preferences of Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris) on a Barrier Island
  • Katherine Luciano, Impacts of Underlying Stratigraphy, Inlet Formation, and Geomorphology on Coastal Sediment Dynamics: Capers Inlet Quadrangle, SC (USA)
  • Aaron Petty, The Evaluation of Novus International Feed Additives with Measures of Oxidative Stress and Protection Against Infection with a Bacterial Pathogen in the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus Vannamei
  • Stefanie Simpson, An Assessment of Beaufort REgional Coastal Decision-Maker Knowledge Regarding Shoreline Change
  • Katie Snipes, An Analysis of Nesting Trends and Band Recovery Data of Black Skimmers (Rynchops Niger) in South Carolina
  • Benjamin Stone, Determination of the Amount of Oyster Shell Available for Recycling Across the State of South Carolina Through the Use of Surveys
  • John Wall, Geospatial Analysis of Medieval Churches in the Westfjords of Iceland


  • Amber Clawson, The First Women of Charlestowne
  • Kristin Hopkins, Empowering Women: The Role of Irish-American Nuns in Charleston, 1820-1860
  • Stefan Kosovych, Commemoration of War During the Late Roman Republic and Early Principate
  • Hilary Lentz, Satan, Africans, and Jews in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: An Examination of the Formation of the Image of the Devil
  • Joi Mayo, A “Beacon of Light”: Immaculate Conception School
  • Erica Veal, Educational Revolutionary: James E. Campbell and hte Marxist Theory of Dialectical Materialism

Marine Biology

  • Elizabeth Broyles, Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) of the Ashley River: Estimated Population Size, Sex Ratio, and Distribution
  • Bryan Danson, Estimating Black Sea Bass, Centropristis striata, Reproductive Productivity on the Artificial and Natural Reefs Off the Atlantic Coast of the Southeastern U.S.
  • Jason Ferrante, Serum cytokines as predictors of domoic acid toxicosis in California sea lions, Zalophus califoniaus
  • Melanie Hedgespeth, An Assessment of the Presence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP’s) Found in Treated Wastewater Discharges into Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
  • Nathaniel Johnson, Characterization of the Bacterial Properties that Impare Respiration in the Atlantic Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus
  • Megan Kent, Consumption and Digestion of Suspended Microalgal Species Common in Biofloc Culture Systems by Juvenile Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei
  • Jared Ragland, Do Hydroxylated Metabolites of PCB’s and PDBE’s Disrupt the Loggerhead Endocrine system?
  • Katie Reiss, Hydroxylated Organic Contaminants and Thyroid Hormones in Shark Blood Plasma from Estuaries along the Southeast Coast of the US


  • *Hau Chan, Beautifully Ordered Balanced Incomplete Block Design
  • Tori Ellison, Supplemental Instruction Scheduling Problem
  • Sybil Nelson, Dynamics of Nearly Circular Vortex Filaments

Urban Planning

  • Kate Skaggs, The Rise of the “Nature Class” in the Lowcountry

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