Student Research Opportunities


Examples of Previous Honors Thesis and Where Students are Now:

  • Mackenzie Fama (High Honors) Talking Southern in Virginia: Investigating the Presence of /ay/Monophthongization; Assistnat Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at George Washington University. 
  • Daniel Villarreal (Highest Honors) Closing the Communication Gap Between Undergraduates and Mathematics Professors; was a PhD Candidate in Linguistics, University of California at Davis; Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Jerome Carter (High Honors) Retention of African American Students in Biology: An Examination of the Introductory Course Sequence; now a Drexel University Medical School Student
  • Kiara Savage (Honors) An Investigation of the Differences in and the Effects of Cultural Variation in the Parenting of Children with Autism with a Focus on Language Development; was a Graduate of the Vanderbilt Speech-Language Pathology masters program and  Intern at Washington, D.C. Veteran Affairs Medical Center; now a speech pathologist at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
  • Kenay Sudler (Highest Honors) Examining the Situation Faced by Speech Pathologists who Speak English with an Accent from a Foreign Language; now a speech pathologist at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn New York.
  • Elizabeth DeBusk (Highest Honors), Language Variation in Literacy: An Evaluation of the Accuracy of PALS Testing in the Commonwealth of Virginia; now Manager of Communications & Academic Research for the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at The University of Richmond
  • Rachel Brooks (Honors) Can Education Compensate for Society? Sociolinguistic Theory and K-12 Education; was a Fulbright Fellow in Jeju, Jeju-do, Korea now a staff member at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Marvin Shelton (Highest Honors) Being An “Extraterrestrial:” The Need for Academic Emphasis on the Intersection of Race and Sexuality; was a masters student at the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Now a TRANScend Grant Director at Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBT Center.



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