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Departmental Honors List 2012

Jamie Bingaman ’12

Project: Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy of [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Model Compounds

Adviser: Chris Stromberg, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry

Committee Members: Ted Heilweil, Ph.D., senior scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Debjani Roy, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of chemistry

Ashley Birdsell ’13

Project: Monumental: Marketing Community Engagement Through Reification of Physical Artifacts in a Social Media Environment

Adviser: David Gurzick, Ph.D., assistant professor of management

Committee Members: John George, Ph.D., associate professor of education; Jerrold Van Winter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management

Dubravka Bodiroga ’12

Project: Computational methods of solving equations over fields of zero and non-zero characteristic

Adviser: James Parson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics

Committee Members: Susan Ensel, Ph.D., Whitaker Professor of Chemistry; Gwyneth Whieldon, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics

Katrina Castner ’12

Project: From Candid Camera to Jersey Shore: An Examination of Stereotypes on Reality Television

Adviser: Donna Bertazzoni, professor of journalism

Committee Members: Katherine Orloff, assistant professor of communication arts; Roger Reitman, Ph.D., professor of sociology

Lindsay Cogdill ’12

Project: Choice Versus Contract: Sexual Autonomy of Female Indentured Servants in Pre-Revolutionary America, 1642-1775

Adviser: Jay Driskell, Ph.D., assistant professor of history

Committee Members: Emilie Amt, Ph.D., Hildegarde Pilgrim Professor of History; Laura Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology

Meghan Coulbourne ’12

Project: Habitat Selection and Saturation in Newly Settled Lobsters (Homarus Americanus)

Adviser: Eric Annis, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology

Committee Members: Susan Ensel, Ph.D., Whitaker Professor of Chemistry; Alison Roark, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology

Nabela Enam ’12

Project: Development of a Quantitative PCR Assay to Measure HTLV-1 to Study Infection Kinetics in Vitro

Adviser: Rachel Bagni, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology

Committee Members: Kevin Bennett, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; Oney Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of biology

Kristopher Fair ’13

Project: “We Thousands Do Not Trust You”: The Kengir Gulag Revolt

Adviser: Len Latkovski, Ph.D., professor of history and international studies

Committee Members: Janis Judson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science; Michael Powell, Ph.D., instructor in history

Kathleen Ford ’12

Project: The Cognitive Ability of Ants to Use Sequential Patterns While Foraging

Adviser: Shannon Kundey, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology

Committee Members: Michael Powell, Ph.D., instructor in history; Wanda Ruffin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; Charity Smith ’10, M.A. ’12

Julia Friedrich ’12

Project: The Body Triptych: Poems

Adviser: Elizabeth Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor of English

Committee Members: Amy Gottfried, Ph.D., associate professor of English; Karen Hoffman, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy

Claire Gogan ’12

Project: Message Music and the African-American Prophetic Tradition: Nina Simone, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Black Theology

Adviser: Stephen Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of religion and philosophy

Committee Members: Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs, Ph.D., associate professor of political science; Wayne L. Wold, D.M.E., associate professor of music

William Gregory ’12

Project: Under New Management: Part of the African Development Story

Adviser: Sang Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and management

Committee Members: Joe Dahms, Ph.D., Beneficial Associate Professor of Economics; Len Latkovski, Ph.D., professor of history and international studies

Joshua Haines ’12

Project: Analysis of Production Conditions of Mithraycin Using Streptomyces Plicatus

Adviser: Susan Ensel, Ph.D., Whitaker Professor of Chemistry

Committee Members: Suzanne Shipley, National Cancer Institute; Karina Zuck, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute

Jennifer Rose Hill ’12

Project: A Linguistic Comparison Between Human-to-Human Online Communication and Human-to-Chatterbot Conversation

Adviser: Randy Ford, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science

Committee Members: Aijuan Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science; Ingrid Farreras, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology

Troy Hubbard ’12

Project: Purification of Myxoma Virus Leukemia-Associated Protein (MV-LAP) via Immobilized Metal Ion Affinity Chromatography

Adviser: Dana Lawrence, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry

Committee Members: Susan Ensel, Ph.D., Whitaker Professor of Chemistry; Craig Laufer, Ph.D., professor of biology

Makeda Jones ’12

Project: A Revolution in the Making: Syria From Past to Future

Adviser: Donald Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor of French and Arabic

Committee Members: Paige Eager, Ph.D., associate professor of political science; Leonard Latkovski, Ph.D., professor of history

Jamie Zeppa Kreager ’12

Project: The Responsibility to Protect: The Missed Opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Adviser: Page Eager, Ph.D., associate professor of political science

Committee Members: Donna Bertozzoni, professor of journalism; Carin Robison, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science

Bern G. Lee ’12

Project: Language Learning and Retention: A Comparative Assessment of the Effects of Cognitive Effort and Context Learning Theories

Adviser: Shannon M.A. Kundey, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology

Committee Members: Robert Boyle, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; Mark Sandona, Ph.D., professor of English.

Jennifer Marlatt ’12

Project: Television Food Advertising to Children: An Assessment of Food Industry Self Regulation in the United States

Adviser: Laura Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology

Committee Members: Elizabeth Atwood, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism; Roger Reitman, Ph.D., professor of sociology

Scott Mauer ’12

Project: The Order of Preachers and the Electoral Process in the High Middle Ages

Adviser: Emilie Amt, Ph.D., Hildegarde Pilgrim Professor of History

Committee Members: Leonard Latkovski, Ph.D., professor of history and international studies; Mark Sandona, Ph.D., professor of English

Sarah E. Morris ’12

Project: Shining Light on the Invisible Phenomenon of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST): The Importance and Role of Local Organizations in Maryland

Adviser: Janis Judson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science

Committee Members: Paige Eager, Ph.D., associate professor of political science; Jolene Sanders, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology

Kizza M. Nandyose ’12

Project: Lyapunov Exponents and Entropies: Quantifying Chaotic Behavior in Addictive Cellular Automata

Adviser: Jill Dunham, assistant professor of mathematics

Committee Members: Allen Flora, Ph.D., professor of physics; Ann Stewart, assistant professor of mathematics

Aida Odobasic ’12

Project: How Do Individual and National Economic Characteristics Impact Happiness? The Case of the European Union

Adviser: Sang Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and management

Committee Members: Joe Dahms, Ph.D., Beneficial Associate Professor of Economics; Jelena Kecmanovic, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology

Victoria Peterson ’12

Project: “You Know What I Am”: Male Roles and Conduct in Austen’s Emma and Mansfield Park

Adviser: Trevor Dodman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English

Committee Members: Martha Bari, Ph.D., assistant professor of art; Mark Sandona, Ph.D., professor of English

Corinne Ransom ’12

Project: Development of Total Phosphatase Activity Assay Protocol for Use in Aquatic Environments

Adviser: Drew Ferrier, Ph.D., professor of biology

Committee Members: Eric Annis, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology; Dana Lawrence, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry

Carter Reitman ’12

Project: Stranger of Here and Everywhere: Literary and Cultural Conflict in Season of Migration to the North

Adviser: Mark Sandona, Ph.D., professor of English

Committee Members: Trevor Dodman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; Donald Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor of French and Arabic

Bridgette Ringley ’12

Project: Using Both Size Exclusion and Anion Exchange Chromatography to Isolate Vitellogenin From Female Orconectes obscurus, Coupled to Tandem Mass Spectroscopy for Partial Sequence Determination

Adviser: Alison Roark, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology

Committee Members: Kevin Bennett, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; Christopher Stromberg, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry

Krystal Rowley ’12

Project: DeploymentStressors and Supporting Military Resourses and Programs: Focus on Military Spouses and Significant Others

Adviser: Lynda Sowbel, Ph.D., associate professor of social work

Committee Members: Joy Ernst, Ph.D., associate professor of social work; Mary Malanado, instructor in social work

Shannon, Aubrey ’12

Project: Portraits Fragmentés: Étude sur l’état feminin dans la Nouvelle Vague

Adviser: Didier Course, Ph.D., professor of French

Committee Members: Lisa Marcus, Ph.D., professor of French; Rebecca Prime, Ph.D., NEH Libman Professor

Senad Sinanovich ’12

Project: How Much Did the Central and Eastern European Countries Benefit from Accession to the EU? An Imperical Investigation

Adviser: Sang Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and management

Committee Members: Joe Dahms, Ph.D., Beneficial Associate Professor of Economics; Paige Eager, Ph.D., associate professor of political science

Chris Shaver ’12

Project: Capitalism, Slavery and the Whale in Moby Dick

Adviser: Amy Gottfried, Ph.D., associate professor of English

Committee Members: Jay Driscell, Ph.D., assistant professor of history; Carol Kolmerten, Ph.D., Professor of English

Sara R. Winand ’12

Project: Rebels from the Waist Downward: Sexuality in 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale

Adviser: Amy Gottfried, Ph.D., associate professor of English

Committee Members: Carol Kolmerten, Ph.D., professor of English; Laura Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology