Coffee and Conversations About Research provides an opportunity for HEHD faculty, staff and students to talk about their research and scholarship. Faculty, staff and students in other colleges who may be interested are encouraged to attend. The informal presentation format is open for dialogue with and among those attending the session. Below are descriptions of previous Coffee and Conversation presentations:
Presenter: Dr. Larry Allen, Dean Emeritus and Professor in the Department of Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management
Following a residency in Kenya last fall, Dr. Allen returned to campus this spring (Spring 2015), bringing with him a strong, collaborative network. His experiences and enthusiasm will inspire you to engage in cooperative efforts abroad; his insights will guide you in establishing a strong research agenda. Marketing material for research in Africa | Nairobi organizational contacts | Building an international research program | Study Abroad information sheet
Presenters: Drs. Rachel Mayo and Windsor Sherrill, Department of Public Health Sciences
This short session provided an overview of NIH-NCI grant 1Ra5CA135349-0182, an innovative research collaborative between CU researchers, MUSC, USC, and Georgia Health Sciences University. Drs. Mayo and Sherrill shared the development of a multi-institutional survey of medical and nursing students to assess knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward Latino patients, particularly in cancer care settings. The group discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with inter-institutional collaboration and survey research. Drs. Rachel Mayo and Windsor Sherrill are Professors in the Department of Public Health Sciences and serve as Co-PIs on this grant initiative. › View/Download PPTX Presentation
Presenter: Dr. John Whitcomb, Clemson University School of Nursing
The purpose of this preliminary study described clinical characteristics of cardiac resuscitative events associated with “Code Blue” team response. This study used a retrospective medical record review from charts of patients who received Code Blue resuscitative interventions for the previous 48 months and as a secondary purpose, compare documentation transition from a paper system to an electronic documentation method using Connectcare. › View Presentation
Presenter: Russ Marion, PhD, Professor of Educational Leadership
Research in two different areas were presented: 1) discussion of developments relative to complexity theory in leadership studies and 2) a review of dynamic network analysis (DNA).
In the first part, results from two large qualitative studies were presented, and in the discussion of DNA, results from various studies were showcased. › Download / View Presentation
Presenter: Dr. David E. Barrett, Alumni Distinguished Professor, Eugene T. Moore School of Education
This presentation provided an introduction to research design for quantitative research in health, education and human development. Topics covered included: experimental design, designs for comparison of intact groups, and correlation/regression designs. For each research design discussed, examples were given from Dr. Barrett’s published research in the area of child development. › Download / View Presentation
Brett Wright, Professor and Department Chair, PRTM
Fran Mainella, Visiting Scholar, PRTM
Dart Schmalz, Assistant Professor, PRTM
Joel Agate, Graduate Student, PRTM
Lynne Cory, Assistant Professor, PRTM
Presenter: Khoa Truong (MA, MPhil, PhD), Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Dr. Truong was trained as a policy analyst in an interdisciplinary environment at the RAND Corporation. He has a broad research interest in health policy, health economics, and economic development. In this presentation, Dr. Truong shared his latest research that sought evidence for food, alcohol, and tobacco regulations. He focused on the methodologies used including GIS, multilevel modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and a dynamic population-based model. › View a PDF file of the presentation
Overview: Project GOLD is an HEHD attempt to measure students’ motivations to acquire a set of desirable, 21st-century learner dispositions. This presentation included an overview of those dispositions, including how they were identified, defined, and conceptualized for the purpose of research and assessment. Also presented were the procedures and results of 11 pilot studies that guided the development of a scale that measures the extent to which students have a “mastery oriented mindset” with respect to each of the five general dispositions. Finally, results from recent studies of the alpha and beta versions of the final scale were discussed.
Coffee and Conversation About Research has been designed to provide an opportunity for HEHD faculty, staff, and students to talk about their research and scholarship. Faculty, staff, and students in other colleges who may be interested are encouraged to attend. The informal presentation format is open for dialogue with and among those attending the session.