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Monday, May 15
 

9:30am

Mitigating Risk: Designing your Research to Protect Human Subjects
Limited Capacity seats available

Important research that informs positive social change can also include inherent risks for research participants. This session is a conversation, facilitated by current and former Institutional Review Board members, and focuses on thinking through different types of risks and building mitigation strategies into research design.  

Speakers
avatar for Gwendolyn Reece

Gwendolyn Reece

Associate University Librarian and Director of Research, Teaching and Learning, American University
Gwendolyn is the Associate University Librarian and Director of Research, Teaching and Learning in the University Library. Gwendolyn's scholarly research is primarily on Contemporary Paganism and she has an MA and was a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara. When her lead two professors left UCSB, she went to Simmons and became a librarian. Gwendolyn joined American University’s faculty in 1998... Read More →
avatar for Cristel Russell

Cristel Russell

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, American University
Cristel Antonia Russell is a leading researcher on the influence of television on youth, especially in the area of product placement.  Her publications addressing how brands embedded in the content of entertainment programs affect consumers’ attention, attitudes, and behaviors span business journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research or the Journal of Advertising as well as health and prevention-focused journals such as the... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Stinchcomb

Dennis Stinchcomb

Program Manager, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University
Dennis Stinchcomb joined the CLALS staff in May 2012 after completing graduate work in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University. He currently manages several CLALS projects, including the Center's portfolio of research on immigration-related issues and Central American gangs.


Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
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9:30am

Enhance Your Research with Geospatial Analysis
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AU researchers in diverse disciplines discuss how employing Geographic Information Systems has enhanced their existing research process. Learn about the benefits of GIS to their research, the challenges faced, and gain insight into how these systems might complement your research process.

Moderators
avatar for Meagan Snow

Meagan Snow

Program Director, Geospatial Research Support, American University
Meagan Snow is the Program Director for Geospatial Research Support at the American University Library.  She is currently a PhD Candidate in Geography at the University of Minnesota's Department of Geography, Environment, and Society, with research interests in cartography, the history of geographic thought, and cultural understandings of climate.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bader

Michael Bader

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, American University
Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He studies how these changes affect the health and well being of Americans and potentially exacerbate racial health inequality. In particular, he is focusing on how neighborhood changes could lead to racially... Read More →
avatar for Monica Jackson

Monica Jackson

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University
As a spatial statistician, Monica Christine Jackson has expertise in developing spatial models for detecting clustering trends in geographic data. She has developed spatial models to investigate cancer trends in the U.S. Her previous experience and specialization with these types of data have shown rural/urban differences in mammography screening rates in California.  She has also investigated malaria rates in West Africa to determine if... Read More →
avatar for Malini Ranganathan

Malini Ranganathan

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Ranganathan is a critical geographer with a special interest in postcolonial cities. Her scholarship is concerned broadly with the political economy of the urban environment and sits at the intersection of human and urban geography, cultural anthropology, and critical development studies. Most of her research to date has focused on water and land governance in Bangalore/Bengaluru in India. Through ethnographic and archival research here... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
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9:30am

Understanding Open Access and Author’s Rights
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Copyright implications are far reaching for you and your publishers. Learn about publisher agreements and the assistance the Library can provide in this discussion led by experts from SPARC and American University.

Moderators
avatar for Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Media Librarian, American University
Chris Lewis is an Associate Librarian at the AU Library and the coordinator of the University's institutional repository. He is also the Media Librarian and the library's resource for copyright-related questions. He has a particular interest in digitizing and preserving content that resides on obsolete or otherwise at-risk formats, such as VHS tape. 

Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC
Nick Shockey is the Director of Programs & Engagement for SPARC and founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations that promote Open Access to the results of research through advocacy and education. As the Director of Programs & Engagement, Nick is responsible for growing SPARC’s engagement with members and the wider community, managing SPARC’s digital platforms, and... Read More →
avatar for Thespina Yamanis

Thespina Yamanis

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and structural conditions to global health disparities and in designing community-based interventions to improve health among vulnerable groups. Dr. Yamanis has published her research in social science and public health journals, including Social Science and Medicine, AIDS and Behavior, Global Public Health and Sociological Methods... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
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9:30am

Maximizing Exposure through your Online Research Identity
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Your online research identity is much more than the canon of your work. Learn how to leverage your online presence to make connections and further your impact.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hartings

Matthew Hartings

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, American University
Matthew Hartings is on the faculty at American University in the department of chemistry. Matt has cultivated his online identity to share and engage with two distinct areas of scholarship: nanoparticle-polymer composite materials and communicating chemistry with non-scientists. The first research area is more traditional for a practicing chemist in academia. The second research area, though non-traditional, has been the most beneficial for... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Kramer

Stefan Kramer

Associate Director for Research Data Services, American University
Stefan became the Research Data Librarian at American University in August of 2013, and the Library's Associate Director for Research Data Services in October of 2014. Prior to joining AU, he worked in data librarianship and management positions at Cornell and Yale universities, and at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).


Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
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10:45am

Advanced Citation Organization and Management
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Citation management software, such as EndNote, can not only store and format references, but also help you organize your writing, find collaborators, and even identify potential journals for manuscripts. This panel discussion draws on the experiences of AU researchers to help boost your research productivity with these useful tools.

Speakers
avatar for Derrick Cogburn

Derrick Cogburn

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University. His serves as a core faculty member in the International Communication Program and is affiliated with the International Development Program. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the AU School of Communication. Dr. Cogburn’s research and teaching are at the intersection of information science... Read More →
avatar for Mindy Ford

Mindy Ford

Reference Librarian, American University
Mindy came to AU in 2013 from a reference librarian position at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. Her previous library background is primarily in public and elementary school libraries where she worked for over 15 years.
avatar for Deborah Payne

Deborah Payne

Associate Professor, Department of Literature, American University
Deborah C. Payne is an Associate Professor of Literature at American University. She specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drama, theatre history, and performance theory. Her publications include Cultural Readings of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Theatre, co-edited with J. Douglas Canfield (University of Georgia Press, 1995); The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre (2000); and Four Restoration Libertine... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
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10:45am

Approaches to Research Methodologies (Session A)
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of researchers will describe the methods and tools they utilize, as well as what services and support they find useful at AU. You are encouraged to attend this and/or the subsequent discussion featuring researchers of differing backgrounds.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Angotti

Nicole Angotti

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, American University
Angotti's research centers on three areas: 1) the incorporation of global health norms and interventions in local contexts; 2) HIV/AIDS, aging and livelihoods in rural African settings; and 3) methodological issues and innovations in field-based research. Her research projects include the implementation of Western HIV testing norms in rural Malawi, HIV risk across the life course in rural South Africa, and the criminalization of same-sex... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Steele

Jennifer Steele

Associate Professor, School of Education, American University
Dr. Jennifer L. Steele is an Associate Professor of Education at American University in Washington, DC. Her research, which emphasizes quantitative methods that support causal inference, focuses on urban education policy at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. She recently led a federally funded, randomized study of dual-language immersion education in Portland, Oregon, and currently leads a federally-funded evaluation of The New Teacher... Read More →
avatar for David Vine

David Vine

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, American University
Author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, August 2015) and Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton, 2009), David Vine’s work focuses on issues including U.S. foreign and military policy, military bases, forced displacement, and human rights. He is the co-author, with the Network of Concerned... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
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10:45am

Sharing Research Data for Accessibility and Reusability
Limited Capacity seats available

Within the last five years, journal publishers and research funders have put increasing emphasis on the public accessibility of source data for reasons of reuse, replicability, and open science. This session will discuss considerations and options for sharing your research data and how to address these emerging requirements.

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Kramer

Stefan Kramer

Associate Director for Research Data Services, American University
Stefan became the Research Data Librarian at American University in August of 2013, and the Library's Associate Director for Research Data Services in October of 2014. Prior to joining AU, he worked in data librarianship and management positions at Cornell and Yale universities, and at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Speakers
avatar for Brian Forst

Brian Forst

Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University
Brian Forst joined the American University faculty in 1992, following three years on the George Washington University faculty. Before that, he was director of research at the Institute for Law and Social Research (1977-85) and the Police Foundation (1985-89). His research on prosecution, policing, and the deterrent effect of the death penalty is cited extensively. His current research focuses on legitimacy, the exercise of discretion, the... Read More →
avatar for Jon Gould

Jon Gould

Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University
A lawyer and social scientist, Professor Gould combines empirical research with policy advocacy to advance government reform and administration. His work focuses on civil rights and liberties, justice policy, and legal change, helping to make academic research relevant and accessible to policymaking. He has published on the subjects of wrongful convictions, hate speech, police conformance with the Constitution, and judicial treatment of race... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Tama

Jordan Tama

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Jordan Tama specializes in the politics, processes, and institutions of U.S. foreign and national security policy making. His research has investigated presidential-congressional relations, foreign policy bipartisanship, the politics of economic sanctions, national security strategy, and the value of independent commissions. He is the author of Terrorism and National Security Reform: How Commissions Can Drive Change During Crises (Cambridge... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
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10:45am

Measuring Scholarly and Public Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Most scholars are familiar with the traditional measures of scholarly impact, such as journal impact factor. In this workshop, researchers will learn about emerging ways to measure impact, called “altmetrics,” and the pros and cons of measuring impact in traditional and alternative ways.  

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Borchardt

Rachel Borchardt

Science Librarian, American University
Rachel Borchardt is the science librarian at American University. Her professional research focuses on the intersection of metrics and libraries, and she has written and presented on the topic in many venues, including a recent book publication titled Meaningful Metrics: A 21st-Century Librarian's Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics and Research Impact, published by the American Library Association and available from the ALA Store and Amazon... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
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12:00pm

Importance of Public Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Bringing rigorous scholarship into the public arena and achieving the demands of being the ideal scholar-teacher can be a hard balance to strike.This panel discussion will provide context to the individual and institutional importance of gaining public impact, and how scholars can incorporate this mission into their work.

Speakers
avatar for Scott A. Bass

Scott A. Bass

Provost, American University
Scott A. Bass is the Provost at AU and Professor of Public Administration and Policy. A Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Dr. Bass received the Donald P. Kent Award for exhibiting the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology in teaching, service, and interpreting gerontology to the larger society. He has written/ edited 8 books and 45 articles and earned a Fulbright Research Scholarship to Japan. A recognized... Read More →
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James Goldgeier

Dean, School of International Service, American University
James Goldgeier is Dean of the School of International Service at American University. He taught previously at George Washington University and Cornell University, and he has held a number of public policy appointments, including Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Library of Congress... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Romzek

Barbara Romzek

Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University
Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University, Dr. Barbara Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, and the Air Force, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Building upon her research on formal... Read More →
avatar for Peter Starr

Peter Starr

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, American University
Peter Starr joined American University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for 324 full-time faculty in 17 departments, 1820 undergraduate majors, 979 graduate students and over 40% of all enrollments at AU. His primary goals for the College include recruiting and supporting a more research-active and diverse faculty, growing the College’s endowment, developing outstanding new... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:15pm

Best Practices in Developing Successful Federal Grant Proposals
Limited Capacity seats available

Grant evaluators from major funding agencies give you an inside look in this panel discussion moderated by Jim Casey from the Office of Sponsored Programs. Learn how to create stand-out grant applications and avoid pitfalls so you can make your best possible case for funding your work.

Moderators
avatar for James Casey

James Casey

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, American University
James Casey is a leader in the research administration and legal communities. As Director of OSP, he is responsible for the direction and management of all pre-award and non-financial post award grant and contract administration operations. James possesses 20+ years of university research management experience, encompassing sponsored research management and re-engineering, contracting, industry and international collaboration, and compliance... Read More →

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Hortencia Hornbeak

Program Director, Scientific Review Program, National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Peter R. Jackson

Branch Chief, AIDS Review Branch, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Peter R. Jackson, Chief, AIDS Review Branch, has been in the NIAID Scientific Review Program since 1990. He is experienced in all aspects of the development and evaluation of NIH grant applications and contract proposals. He has presented NIH Grantsmanship Seminars across the US and internationally, including as a US Embassy Science Fellow in Croatia. He conducted infectious disease research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research... Read More →
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Claudia Kinkela

Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities
Claudia Kinkela is a Senior Program Officer in the National Endowment for the Humanities' Division of Research. For the past seven years she has been coordinating the Fellowships Program, and has worked with other programs in that same division (Summer Stipends, Collaborative Research, Documenting Endangered Languages program). Claudia is a political scientist by training and got her education in her native Germany. Before coming to NEH in... Read More →
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Angela Wilson

Director of the Division of Chemistry, National Science Foundation


Monday May 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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2:15pm

Approaches to Research Methodologies (Session B)
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel of researchers will describe the methods and tools they employ, as well as what services and support they find useful at AU. You are encouraged to attend this and/or the previous discussion featuring researchers of differing backgrounds.

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Kramer

Stefan Kramer

Associate Director for Research Data Services, American University
Stefan became the Research Data Librarian at American University in August of 2013, and the Library's Associate Director for Research Data Services in October of 2014. Prior to joining AU, he worked in data librarianship and management positions at Cornell and Yale universities, and at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Addington

Lynn Addington

Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University
Lynn A. Addington is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University.  She earned her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University at Albany (SUNY) and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Her research focuses on violent victimization with an emphasis on adolescents and school environments as well as the measurement of crime and utilization of national crime statistics... Read More →
avatar for Adam Auerbach

Adam Auerbach

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Auerbach’s research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, local governance and representation, and comparative political institutions, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular. His dissertation and first book project examine informal community governance and development in India’s urban slums. The project draws on twenty months of ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and an... Read More →
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U.J. Sofia

Professor, Department of Physics, American University
Ulysses J. (U. J.) Sofia primarily uses data from the Hubble Space Telescope's ultraviolet spectrometer—an instrument that spreads images of invisible light waves into their component colors—to determine how interstellar dust of different shapes, sizes, and composition distorts light in varied ways. Astronomers use this information to devise ways to control for the dust in their observational data. | | He is also working with... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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2:15pm

Increasing Visibility through the AU Digital Research Archive
Limited Capacity seats available

AU’s Digital Research Archive can increase visibility and help preserve the corpus of your research (including pre-prints, videos, data sets, etc.) for future researchers. Learn about the benefits, features, and submission process in this hands-on workshop.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Media Librarian, American University
Chris Lewis is an Associate Librarian at the AU Library and the coordinator of the University's institutional repository. He is also the Media Librarian and the library's resource for copyright-related questions. He has a particular interest in digitizing and preserving content that resides on obsolete or otherwise at-risk formats, such as VHS tape. 
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Susan McElrath

University Archivist, American University
Susan McElrath has served as University Archivist at American University since August 2004 where she is the manager of the University Archives and Special Collections departments. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and procedures for access, collection development, digitization, processing, and preservation; providing reference and research service to the American University community and other researchers... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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2:15pm

Managing Interactions with the Press
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding the importance of public impact and measurement tools does not answer the question of “how” to translate scholarly work for the public. In this workshop you will get advice on talking to reporters, guiding the conversation, and developing your reputation as a public intellectual.

Speakers
avatar for Margot Susca

Margot Susca

Professorial Lecturer, School of Communication, American University
Margot Susca (Ph.D., Florida State University) is a professorial lecturer in SOC's journalism division who also heads the weekend M.A. program in Journalism and Digital Storytelling. She teaches courses in reporting, journalism ethics, children's media culture, mass media and society, and code. Her academic work focuses on journalism and society; U.S. military recruitment video games; corporate media ownership and democracy; and the media's... Read More →
avatar for Scott Talan

Scott Talan

Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University
Scott Talan, MPA, is an assistant professor of Public & Strategic Communication. Talan is an expert in social media and personal branding honed through communications experience in four distinct fields: TV News, Politics, Nonprofits/NGO's and Higher Education. Talan has worked at the United Nations, Harvard University and the March of Dimes.  | | Talan wrote at ABC News Good Morning America. He's also reported on-air for local TV news... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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3:30pm

Developing Cross-Institutional Collaborations
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore establishing and sustaining a healthy and productive working relationship with research collaborators outside of AU. In this panel discussion, you will hear from researchers who have successfully fostered productive research partnerships and what they have learned in the process.

Moderators
avatar for Gwendolyn Reece

Gwendolyn Reece

Associate University Librarian and Director of Research, Teaching and Learning, American University
Gwendolyn is the Associate University Librarian and Director of Research, Teaching and Learning in the University Library. Gwendolyn's scholarly research is primarily on Contemporary Paganism and she has an MA and was a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara. When her lead two professors left UCSB, she went to Simmons and became a librarian. Gwendolyn joined American University’s faculty in 1998... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robin Broad

Robin Broad

Professor, School of International Service, American University
Dr. Robin Broad is Professor of International Development, School of International Service, American University. Dr. Broad has a wide range of professional experience, from international economist in the U.S. Treasury Department, the US Congress (with then-Congressman Charles Schumer) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Congress, to work with civil-society organizations in the Philippines and El Salvador.  She received her... Read More →
avatar for David C. Culver

David C. Culver

Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Science
David Culver studies the biology of caves and other subterranean habitats, including their ecology, evolution, and conservation.  Major research topics include the mapping of subterranean species richness, the evolution of eye loss, and the dynamics of carbon flux.  His field studies take him to a number of field sites, especially the southern Appalachians, the Balkans, and Anacostia.  Almost all of his research is... Read More →
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Todd Eisenstadt

Professor, Department of Government, American University
Professor Eisenstadt has worked on five continents and published award-winning books and articles in journals such as The American Political Science Review and Comparative Political Studies. He studies development with research that focuses on democratization and environmental politics, emphasizing cases in Latin America, but also beyond. His research also looks at the relationship between constitution-making processes... Read More →
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Dave Marcotte

Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Dave E. Marcotte is Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy and Director of the Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research. His recent research focuses on determinants of achievement in K-12 education; the importance of cost on attainment in higher education; and interventions to improve attainment in STEM education. 


Monday May 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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3:30pm

Use Cases in AU's High Performance Computing Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Researchers who require computational power beyond what can be conducted on a workstation can use Zorro, AU’s High Performance Computing environment for their research. Join faculty researchers along with OIT and CTRL staff to learn about what Zorro can do, how to use it, and what resources are available for support.

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Evgeny Bisk

Senior Systems Engineer, Technology Operations, American University
Evgeny Bisk is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Office of Information Technology.  He supports high performance computing and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) at AU.
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Angel Bogushev

Academic Technology Applications Trainer, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University
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John Bracht

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, American University
The totality of DNA in a cell is its genome, and for an organism to survive, its genome must be stably maintained and properly regulated. The fundamental question I am addressing is: How is genome architecture established and maintained in healthy cells and how does it go awry in disease? To address this question I am using a unicellular eukaryote, the ciliate Oxytricha trifallax, as a model system for the role of epigenetics &mdash... Read More →
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Mary Hansen

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, American University
Hansen was lead investigator on the NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant (AU’s first!) that brought HPC to AU and has served as chair of the faculty committee that manages the resource. Her current research is about two types of safety nets: bankruptcy and child welfare. Her work on Bankruptcy uncovers the ways that federal and state law shaped the increasingly complex relationship between debtors (both business and personal) and... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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3:30pm

Reverse Engineering an Abstract
Limited Capacity seats available

The process of producing great research and getting it published in a high-impact venue is only half the battle. Other researchers have to be able to find your work in order to be influenced by it. By learning how databases and other search engines “see” your work, we can uncover how to craft your abstract to maximize its discoverability.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Feinberg

Robert Feinberg

Professor of Economics, American University
Professor Feinberg received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from the University of Virginia. He taught for ten years on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University, has served as an economist with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the International Trade Commission, and has been at American University since 1989, serving as Economics Department Chair from 1996 to 2000, and 2012 to 2013. He has been a... Read More →
avatar for Susan Krische

Susan Krische

Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Taxation, American University
Professor Krische teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Her research in judgment and decision-making applies experimental and archival-empirical methods to investigate the use of financial information by investors and analysts.  | | Susan's research has been published in top academic journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal... Read More →
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Mary Mintz

Associate Director for Outreach, Associate Librarian, American University
Mary Mintz has been a library faculty member at AU since the early 1980s.  Her master’s paper in library science focused on enhancing vocabulary for database retrieval.  She is pleased to return to that topic in the context of the Conference on High Impact Research.  At AU she is the library liaison for most of the living learning groups and other special undergraduate populations.  She also provides library... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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3:30pm

Influencing Policy Makers
Limited Capacity seats available

For scholars who work with policy makers, this workshop will address how to connect your research with policy changes, policy makers, and policy agendas. Learn how to craft your message for this particular audience so that it can be effectively heard and acted upon.


Speakers
avatar for Derek Hyra

Derek Hyra

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, metropolitan politics, and race. Dr. Hyra is the author of The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville (University of Chicago Press 2008). He recently completed his second book, Race, Class, and... Read More →
avatar for Carl LeVan

Carl LeVan

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
LeVan focuses on comparative political institutions, democratization, and African security.  His book,"Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria" (Cambridge University Press, 2015) explains two categories of public policy performance over fifty years, challenging conventional explanations that blame ethnicity, oil, foreign debt, and other factors. African Studies Quarterly calls it a... Read More →
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James Thurber

Distinguished Professor, Department of Government, American University
James A. Thurber is University Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder (1979) and Founder and Former Director (1979-2016) of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and Affiliate Distinguished Profess of Public Administration and Policy at American University, Washington, D.C. He is author of numerous books and more than eighty articles and chapters on Congress, interest groups and lobbying, and campaigns and elections... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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