Research Day

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Welcome to the NSU Research Council’s 35th Annual Research Day!

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals to present their scholarly or creative projects at Northwestern’s 35th Annual Research Day. This virtual conference will include synchronous oral presentations (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions), asynchronous virtual poster sessions with chat features for answering questions, and brief (5 minute) prerecorded oral presentations, also with a chat feature for questions.

  • To apply to present this year, please complete the online form.
  • The final date to submit abstracts is noon, Friday, April 8, 2022. 
  • Student applications must designate a faculty sponsor.  The faculty sponsor is responsible for ensuring the quality of the presentation.
  • Faculty may use a Research Day presentation to satisfy the dissemination requirement for a Faculty Development Grant received in the past year.

We hope that faculty will encourage advanced distance learning students to contribute either poster or oral presentations of their research.

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Betsy Cochran (cochran@nsula.edu), chair of the Research Council.

Phi Kappa Phi Student Research Awards: Each award consists of a $500 cash prize.  The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding research, distinguished artistic performance, or creative work completed by a student, or team of students, while enrolled at NSU.  (If a team project is selected, the prize will be divided equally between the project members.) This will be the sixteenth year that these awards have been made; both undergraduate and graduate students may be nominated. Nominees must apply to present their work in an oral presentation at Research Day.

Dr. Marietta Lebreton Louisiana Studies Award: honoring faculty members whose careers have been dedicated to research regarding Louisiana topics.

Dr. Mildred Hart Bailey Faculty Research Award: recognizing outstanding research or distinguished artistic performance or creative work substantially completed within the past three years (2018-2020).

Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award: honoring senior faculty members whose careers have included a significant commitment to research and service to their discipline.

Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award

2016- Dr. Richard Bach Jensen, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2015- Dr. Julie Kane, Department of Language and Communication

2013- Dr. Shirley “Holly” Stave, Lousiana Scholars’ College

2012- Dr. Karen McFerrin, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology

2011- Dr. J. Mark Thompson, School of Creative and Performing Arts

Mildred Hart Bailey Faculty Research Award

2018- Dr. Dennette McDermott, Creative and Performing Arts (Music)

2017- Paul Christopher, School of Creative amd Performing Arts

2016- Dr. James J. Mischler, Language and Communication

2015- Dr. Patrick W. Dill, School of Creative and Performing Arts

2014- Dr. Richard Bach Jensen, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2013- Heather Salter Dromm, Language and Communication

2012- Dr. Andrew Crank, Department of Language and Communication

2011- Dr. Sanghoon Park, Department of Educational Leadership and Technology

2010- James Cruise, Department of Language and Communication

2009- Dr. Holly Stave, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Matt DeFord, Department of Fine Arts

2008- Dr. Keith Dromm, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2007- Dr. Lisa Abney, Language and Communication

2006- Dr. Mark Schaub, College of Business and Dr. J. Mark Thompson, Creative and Performing Arts (Music)

2005- Dr. Kristine Coreil, Creative and Performing Arts

2004- Dr. Julie Kane, Language and Communication

2003- Dr. Andrei Ludu, Chemistry and Physics

2002- Dr. Jack Wann, Creative and Performing Arts (Theatre)

2001- Dr. Richard DeVault, Mathematics

2000- Dr. Martin Rudd, Chemistry and Physics

1999- Dr. Subhash Durlabhji, College of Business

1998- Dr. Dennette McDermott, Creative and Performing Arts (Music)

1997- Dr. Frank Schicketanz, Louisiana Scholars’ College

1996- Dr. Lissa Pollacia, Computer and Information Systems

1995- Dr. Leslie Marlow, Dr. Duane Inman, and Dr. Maria Betancourt-Smith, College of Education

1994- Dr. Katherine Kearns, Language and Communication

1993- Dr. Michael Yankowski, Creative and Performing Arts (Art)

1992- Dr. Jean D’Amato-Thomas, Louisiana Scholars’ College and Dr. Subhash Durlabhji, College of Business

1991- Dr. Curt Phifer, Louisiana Scholars’ College

1989- Dr. Maureen McHale, Psychology

Dr. Marietta LeBreton Louisiana Studies Award

2018-Dr. James M.MacDonald, Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences

2016- Dr. Tommy “Ike” Hailey, Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences

2015- Dr. Charles Pellegrin, Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences

2014- Dr. Susan Dollar, Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences

2012- Dr. Hiram “Pete” Gregory, Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences;

Mary Linn Wernet, Watson Library

Phi Kappa Phi Student Research Award

2018-Christina Arrechevala, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Hailey Jett, Department of Biological Sciences

2017- Kirsten Fontenot, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2016- Aaron Bradford, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Megan Duhon, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2015- Richelle Dorris, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Jacquelin Strug, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2014- Jules Guidry, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Matthew Petty, Creative and Performing Arts

2013- Rachel Pair, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2012- Saul Carcamo, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Christian Marks, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2011–Laramie Lemon, Department of Biological Sciences; Henri Loridans, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2010- Jacob Matherne, Department of Mathematics; Brittany Domangue, Department of Mathematics

2009- Robert Abernathy, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Elizabeth Ann Pryor, Louisiana Scholars’ College

2008- Elizabeth Maxwell, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Eliane Spaar, Louisana Scholars’ College

2007–Nicholas Reves, Louisiana Scholars’ College; Jennifer Shaw, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

2006–Kelly Franklin, Biological Sciences; Elizabeth McNeil, Biological Sciences

2005–Jerry Sanders, History

Contact Us

Dr. Betsy Cochran is the faculty coordinator for NSU’s Research Day.

If you have any questions, problems or requests concerning Research Day please contact Dr. Cochran via email or by phone at 318.357.4575.