I encourage my students to submit the results of their original research to each of the conferences identified below.
Western Social Science Association

2019

Attributing Internal and External Behaviors in Regard to Family Structure Relation to Child Mental Health

Annual Conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors
(peer-reviewed
)

2016

Reducing Discrimination toward the Transgendered Community through Exposure

2014
International Student Values Compared to American Student Values

Contraceptive Use and Attitudes of College Students

Rural Women's Perception and Satisfaction with their Body Image

2013

Exploring the Rural and Agricultural Communities' Bias Regarding two Approaches to Welfare

Female gender roles among Sudanese immigrants: A strengths-based study

Rural LGBT and heterosexual perspectives on same-sex marriage

2012
Career pathways of BSW graduates of rural social work programs

Rural food pantry users and stigma involved with safety net food programs

Rural parents' perceptions of rights of the child

Student awareness of Lakota history and culture in South Dakota


National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas
(peer-reviewed)

2017

Rural Attitudes toward Immigration and Immigrant Assimilation

2016

Predicting Support for Transgender Rights

2015

Reducing White Bias toward Native Americans in the Midwest
 
2014
Rural parents' perspectives on the Rights of the Child
 
2013
Employment challenges reported by BSW graduates of rural social work programs

Social Work Symposium
University of Memphis
(peer-reviewed)

2019

Adolescent Mental Health

Attributing Internal and External Behaviors in Regard to Family Structure Relation to Child Mental Health

Moderating Effects of Social Media Use

Reasons for Child Removal from Home

Safety in a Rural Community

Stress among College Students

2018

The Construction of Race and White Racial Identity in Rural Populations

Family Cultures (1st Place Award Student Poster Competition)

Mastery and Economic Strain in Single Motherhood: Rural Attitudes

Opinions on Food Pantry Assistance

2017

Attitudes toward Homelessness

Attitudes toward Law Enforcement: A Rural Midwestern Perspective 

Attitudes toward Women in Power (1st Place Award in Student Poster Competition)

Rural Attitudes toward Immigration and Immigrant Assimilation

2016

Attitudes and Beliefs toward Euthanasia

Food Assistance: Rural Attitudes toward Formal and Informal Means

Rural Attitudes toward Transgendered Rights (1st Place Award in Student Poster Competition)

2015

Parental Perception of Disability Integration in Mainstream Classrooms

Predicting Relationship Satisfaction in Young Adults


School of Health Sciences Research Conference
(peer-reviewed
)

2015

Adult Perceptions of Rural Aging in Place: Strengths and Challenges

Relationship Violence: Attitudes and Beliefs of College Students in the Upper Midwest

2014

Rural women's perception and satisfaction with their body image

Perspectives on hospice care

Attitudes toward interracial adoption in the Midwest

International student values compared to American student values

Stress and depression in college students

Drug testing for SNAP in relation to emotional intelligence

Rural parents' perceptions on Child Rights

2013
The acceptability of visible tattoos and piercings in the social work profession

The effects of the smoking ban on campus

Female gender roles among Sudanese immigrants: A strengths-based study

Marriage implication during a recession: Comparing and contrasting inter-generational couples

The perception of bias related to exposure to the Native American population

A qualitative study of MSW value and timing

Rural LGBT and heterosexual perspectives on same-sex marriage


IdeaFest at the University of South Dakota
(not peer-reviewed)

2019

Adolescent Mental Health

Attributing Internal and External Behaviors in Regard to Family Structure Relation to Child Mental Health

Moderating Effects of Social Media Use

Reasons for Child Removal from Home

Safety in a Rural Community

Stress among College Students

2018

Aggression and Political Ideology

The Construction of Race and White Racial Identity in Rural Populations

Contrasting Views of Individuals who are Mentally Ill compared to Developmental Disability within the Upper Midwest

Differences in Relationship Values of Offspring from Divorced vs. Intact Parents

Family Cultures

Mastery and Economic Strain in Single Motherhood: Rural Attitudes

Opinions on Food Pantry Assistance

Privilege, Depression, and Anxiety

White Privilege and Attitudes toward Immigration


2017

Attitudes toward Homelessness

Attitudes toward Law Enforcement: A Rural Midwestern Perspective 

Attitudes toward LGBT Rights in Urban and Rural Communities

Attitudes toward Women in Power

Rural Attitudes toward Immigration and Immigrant Assimilation

Rural Attitudes toward Invisible Disabilities

2016

Attitudes and Beliefs toward Euthanasia

Effects of Social Media on Romantic Relationships in Rural and Urban Areas

Food Assistance: Rural Attitudes toward Formal and Informal Means

Reducing Discrimination toward the Transgendered Community through Exposure

Rural Attitudes toward Transgendered Rights

Rural Perceptions of Physician-Assisted Suicide

2015

Adult Perceptions of Rural Aging in Place: Strengths and Challenges

Parental Perception of Disability Integration in Mainstream Classrooms

Predicting Relationship Satisfaction in Young Adults

Relationship Violence: Attitudes and Beliefs of College Students in the Upper Midwest

Rural Stigma toward Mental Health

2014
Contraceptive use and attitudes of college students

Rural women's perception and satisfaction with their body image

Perspectives on hospice care

Attitudes toward interracial adoption in the Midwest

International student values compared to American student values

Stress and depression in college students

Drug testing for SNAP in relation to emotional intelligence

Rural parents' perceptions on Child Rights

2013
The acceptability of visible tattoos and piercings in the social work profession

Boys and Girls Clubs in rural communities: Parents' perspectives

The effects of the smoking ban on campus

Exploring the rural and agricultural communities' bias regarding two approaches to welfare

Female gender roles among Sudanese immigrants: A strengths-based study

Marriage implication during a recession: Comparing and contrasting inter-generational couples

The perception of bias related to exposure to the Native American population

A qualitative study of MSW value and timing

Rural LGBT and heterosexual perspectives on same-sex marriage

2012
Career pathways of BSW graduates of rural social work programs

Rural food pantry users and stigma involved with safety net food programs

Rural parents' perceptions of rights of the child

Student awareness of Lakota history and culture in South Dakota