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Jepson Research Symposium

Friday, April 12, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies hosts a symposium each spring to give students an opportunity to showcase their research projects and to recognize students who will earn honors. The event is held in Jepson Hall and includes student exhibits, remarks by faculty who are advising honors students, and a lunch reception.

Seniors who are attempting to earn honors or pursuing a concentration or who have conducted summer research or research through an independent study present their work to faculty and students of the Jepson School and invited guests.

2018 List of Exhibits

Brent DeShields, "The American Dream and Leader Perceptions: How Subtle Cues to Class Can Affect Political Candidate Evaluation"
     Research advisor: Dr. Crystal Hoyt

Lydia DuBois, "American Tall Tale Heroes: Narrative Folklore, Implicit Leadership Theories, and the Social Identity Theory of Leadership"
     Research advisor: Dr. Kristin Bezio

Melisa Quiroga Herrera, "Infectious Political (In)stability: The Public Health Burden of Chagas Disease in Bolivia and Argentina"
     Research advisor: Dr. Chris von Rueden

Patrick Hughes, "Mussolini, Hitler, and Perón: Economic Conditions and the Emergence of Illiberal Leadership"*
     Thesis advisor: Dr. Peter Kaufman

Ben Krechevsky, "Sustainability at the University of Richmond "
     Research advisors: Dr. Jessica Flanigan

Jacob Litt, "A Different Kind of Learning, for a Different Kind of Learner: Justifications of, and Best Practices for, the Use of Performing Arts Education for Autistic Students"*
     Thesis advisor: Dr. Kristin Bezio

Juliana LoPiccolo, "Leadership and Terrorism"
     Research advisor: Dr. Al Goethals

Dana Rafferty, "The Role of Growth Mindset on Cross-Racial Interactions on College Campuses"*
     Thesis advisor: Dr. Crystal Hoyt

Aliya Sultan, "Gender Bias in Implicit Theories of Leadership and Heroism"
     Research advisor: Dr. Crystal Hoyt

* Denotes Honors Project

Schedule of Events

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Remarks by Faculty Advisors
11:30 a.m.–Noon

Lunch Reception
Noon–1 p.m.

Contact Us

Crystal Hoyt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Stephanie Trent, Assistant to the Dean
Michele Bedsaul, Administrative Coordinator

2017 Jepson Research Symposium