2017 Organizational Studies Newsletter OS Newsletter_draftv10_joomag - Page 10

HONORS RESEARCH The Organizational Studies Honors Program is designed to enable OS students to gain experience in the design, implemen- tation, and analysis of research on organizations and organizational behavior. Honors students collaborate directly with a faculty mentor to complete an original research project. For students with strong academic records and an interest in research, the honors program serves as a capstone for their undergraduate studies and as important preparation for gradu- ate studies or other future endeavors. On April 19, 2017, Organizational Studies hosted its annual Honors Symposium. This year, three honors students formally presented their research to fellow students, faculty, staff , and family. Left to Right: Steve Garcia (OS Honors Coordinator), Lauren Tassone, Rachel Goldman, Katherine Ruehrdanz (expected summer ‘17), Heather Kendrick, Rebecca Bereswill (not pictured) REBECCA BERESWILL “Dispersion: A Trendsetting Heuristic”” Mentor: Stephen Garcia, Organizational Studies and Psychology RACHEL GOLDMAN “The Influence of Positive Organizational Practices on School Climate in Middle School” Mentor: Dr. Deborah Rivas-Drake, School of Education HEATHER KENDRICK “Artists Who Can Teach: Music Teaching Artistry in Educational and Organizational Settings” Mentor: Colleen Conway, School of Music KATHERINE RUEHRDANZ “The Role of Emotion in Attitudes Towards Political Violence” Mentor: Michael Heaney, Organizational Studies LAUREN TASSONE “Dogmatism And Religion: When The Need To Be Right Impedes Helping” Mentor: Stephen Garcia, Organizational Studies and Psychology 9