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Tischer Scholars 2013

Gina Bonomo
Project: De la théologie à la postmodernatié: Marie-Madeleine en France
Mentors: Didier Course, Ph.D., professor of French
Committee Members: Professor Lisa Marcus, Professor Corey Campion

Steven Davis ’13
Project: La Table et le Sacré: Nourrir une Morale au XVII siècle
Mentors: Didier Course, Ph.D., professor of French
Committee Members: Rebecca Prime, Ph.D., NEH Libman professor; Donald Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor of French and Arabic

Bethany Johnson ’14
Project: A Girl, a Book and a Prophet: Child Brides and Marriage Legislation in Modern Yemen
Mentors:  Professor Donald Wright Ph.D., assistant professor of French and Arabic
Committee Members: Purnima Bhatt, Ph.D., professor of anthropology, history, interdisciplinary studies; Janis Judson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science

Kasey Johnson 13
Project: Shipwrecks and Ancient Texts: Mapping Exchange in the Late Bronze Age
Mentors: Jennifer Ross, Ph.D., associate professor of Art
Committee Members: Emilie Amt, Ph.D., Hildegarde Pilgram professor of history; Tammy Krygier, instructor in history

Justin C. King 13
Project: Police and the Public Eye: Job Satisfaction and law Enforcement Perceptions of Public Opinion
Mentors: Janis Judson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science
Committee Members: Jolene Sanders, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology; Carin Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science


Dorothy Kirlew '13
Project: Using a Genetic Algorithm to Optimize the Shortest Path for Double Degree Students in Four-Year College
Mentors: Ahmed Salem, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science; Jill Dunham, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics
Committee Members: Gwyneth Whieldon, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics

Spencer C. Knoll 13
Project: The Life, Legacy and Leaving Behind of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Mentors: Janis Judson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science
Committee Members: Carin Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science; Karen Hoffman, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy

Jessica Lambert
Project: The Influence of Variation in the Bovine Growth Hormone and Prolactin Genes on Milk Production in Holstein Cattle
Mentors: Sue Carney, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology
Committee Members: Dana Lawrence, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; Eric Kindahl, Ph.D., associate professor of biology

William Lane ’13
Project: Characterization of Bipolaris sp. From Microstegium vimineum in Frederick, Maryland
Mentors: Eric Kindahl, Ph.D., associate professor of biology
Committee Members: Eric Annis, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology; Susan Ensel, Ph.D., Whitaker Professor of Chemistry; William Bruckart and Farivar Eskandari, USDA-ARS Ft. Detrick, Frederick  

Brittany Lethbridge ’13
Project: First Generation College Students: Challenges and Solutions
Mentors:  Jerrold Van Winter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management
Committee Members: Kathleen Bands, Ph.D., professor of education; David Gurzick, Ph.D., assistant professor of management; Lawrence Devan, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of management

Jessica Manuel 13
Project: Hollywood Wants You: The Evolution and Psychology Behind Advertising for Movies
Mentors: Katherine Orloff, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts
Committee Members: Elizabeth Atwood, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism; Shannon Kundey, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology; Joann Lee, art director, marketing and communications

Marilyn Meadows ’13
Project: “What we may be”: Portrayals of Madness in Shakespearean tragedy
Mentors: Mark Sandona, Ph.D., professor of English
Committee Members: Heather Mitchell-Buck, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; Jennifer Ross, Ph.D., associate professor of art and archaeology

Jeanette Moss ’13
Project: Population genetics of the Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) in the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico
Mentors: Sue Carney, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology
Committee Members: Susan Ensel, Ph.D., Whitaker Professor of Chemistry; Drew Ferrier, Ph.D., professor of biology

Lucas Netter ’13
Project: Can the Spread of Credit Default Swaps Explain at What Point a Sovereign Will Default on its Debt
Mentor: Sang Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and management
Committee Members: Michael Coon, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics Tianning Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance
Clifford Quinn 13
Project: A Looming Threat from the East? An Empirical Perspective on American Economics Fears of China
Mentors: Michael Coon, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics
Committee Members: Sang Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and management; Jerrold Van Winter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management

Francesca Roth ’13
Project: Corps mutilés, Récits fragmentés: l’ombre de la guillotine dans la littérature fantastique en france au XIXème siècle
Mentors: Lisa Algazi Marcus, professor of French
Committee Members: Rebecca Prime, Ph.D., NEH Libman professor; Donald Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor of French and Arabic

Blair E. Starnes ’13
Project: Personality Differences of High-Risk Athletes: An Emphasis on SCUBA Divers
Mentors:  Shannon Kundey, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology
Committee Members:  Sue Carney, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology; Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology

Christina Startt ’13
Project: When Married to a God: The ‘God’s Wife of Amun’ in Ancient Egypt
Mentors:Tammy Krygier, instructor in history
Committee Members: Jennifer Ross, Ph.D., associate professor of art; Hoda Zaki, Ph.D., Virginia Lewis Professor of Political Science

Nicholas Temple
Project: In Contempt: Hate Crimes and the First Amendment
Mentor: Janis Judson, Ph.D., associate professor of political science
Committee Members: Teresa Bean, lecturer in law and society; Elliott Fullmer, lecturer in political science

Sarah Rachael Van Horn
Project: The Pardoned Deceiver: Conjurers and Magic in Western Society
Mentor:  Professor Heather Mitchell-Buck,
Committee Members: Mark Sandona, professor of English; David Hein, professor of religion

Krysta Wagner 13
Project: “It is required you do awake your faith”: The Divine Plan in The Winter’s Tale
Mentors: Mark Sandona, Ph.D., professor of English
Committee Members: Trevor Dodman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English; Roser Caminals-Heath, Ph.D., professor of Spanish

Alex Winter
Project: Effects of Stream Nutrients on Salamander Species Diversity and Abundance
Mentor: Eric Kindahl, Ph.D., associate professor of biology
Committee Members: Eric Annis, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology; Dana Lawrence, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry