Education Students Present Their Research, Samford University

Samford University

Eight undergraduate students in Orlean Beeson School of Education presented their research proposals at the SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina Oct. 14-15.

SURF was designed with the focus of bringing together undergraduate students presenting their research projects for perhaps the first time via posters or oral presentations. The event is a collaborative project by the membership of the Southern Conference and welcomes research from the humanities and the arts in addition to the STEM disciplines.

The students selected and their projects are:

  • Heaven Colquiett and Christa Chery, seniors on the fast-track master of social work program in HDFS - Parental Criticism / Willingness to Intermarry - Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Davis
  • Collin Defee, senior in HDFS - Secondary Traumatic Stress - Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Davis
  • Hannah Freeman, senior in teacher education - Reading Strategies to Improve Spelling with Derivational Relations in 4th Grade Students - Faculty mentor: Karen Birkenfeld, Tarsha Shepard
  • Sarah Howe, senior in teacher education - Teaching of Reading Action Research Project - Faculty mentor: Tarsha Shepard
  • Emily Lankford, senior in teacher education - Effective Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Improving Letter/Sound Recognition Among Kindergarten Students - Faculty mentor: Karen Birkenfeld, Tarsha Shepard
  • Mary Snyder, senior in teacher education - Using Multisensory Strategies to Improve Reading Rate Among Third Graders - Faculty mentor: Karen Birkenfeld, Tarsha Shepard
  • Molly Ward, senior in teacher education - An Evaluation of Multisensory Strategies to Improve Spelling Among Fourth Grade Students - Faculty mentor: Karen Birkenfeld, Tarsha Shepard priority.”


Written by: Leighton Doores, Samford University, Orlean Beeson School of Education; used with permission.
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