2013 Issue

Preface

Preface to The Eagle Feather 2013

Editor-in-Chief: Gloria C. Cox, Honors College and Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Editor: Susan Brown Eve, Honors College; Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Applied Gerontology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Scholars Day Keynote Address 2013

Universities: Safekeepers and Breeding Grounds

Keynote Speaker:
Gloria C. Cox, Ph.D., Dean, Honors College, University of North Texas

Natural Sciences

Developing a Density Map-based Visualization Tool for Metagenomics Analysis

Daniel Munro, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Qunfeng Dong, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences; Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Characterizing Subtle Deficits in Mild Aphasia: A Clinical Case Study

Julie M. Gober, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentor:
Gloria Olness, Ph.D., Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Isolation and Analysis of Mycobacteriophage CharlieBrwn

Jennifer A. Jung and Aaron Powell, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentors:
Katherine E. Deming, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Robert C. Benjamin, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Lee E. Hughes, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Humanities

Janie's Story: Surpassing Alienation to Achieve a Feminist Narrative

Meagan Ruliffson, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College
 
Faculty Mentor:
Laila Amine, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Criticisms of Patriarchy in Mary Rowlandson’s The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1682)

Chelsea Hansard, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Kelly Wisecup, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Pics or it Didn’t Happen: Sexist Hyperskepticism in the Modern Skeptical Movement

Jennifer Forester, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Clark Pomerleau, Ph.D., Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

“Man Delights Not Me”: Hierarchy and Homosocial Tension in Hamlet

Adam Vera, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentors:
Marshal Needleman Armintor, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Ph.D., Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

More than Pleasure: The Pornographic Novel in Eighteenth-Century France

Taylor Watkins, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Marilyn Morris, Ph.D., Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Dallas Museum of Art Biombo: Elite Spanish Identity and Hybridity in 18th Century Colonial Latin America

Jonathan A. Molina Garcia, Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design

Faculty Mentor:
Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Ph.D., Department of Art Education and Art History, College of Visual Arts and Design

The Mississippi and the Meander—Two Rivers, Two Worlds, Meandering Through Time

Julie K. Cain, Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Irene J. Klaver, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Effects of Revitalizing the Trinity River on Social Environments:  The Fluidity of Migrations in Dallas, Texas

Corina Gomez, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Sociology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Faculty Mentor:
Irene J. Klaver, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Social Sciences

Roles of the White House Chief of Staff 

Lisa D. McAlister, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

United States Diplomatic Negotiations Under the Articles of Confederation

Joshua Clark, Department of History, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Gustav Seligman, Ph.D., Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Developing a Central Intake for Collaborating Nonprofits

Heather Quinn, Applied Arts and Sciences, College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Brenda McCoy, Ph.D., Applied Arts and Sciences, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

The Impact of Institutional Variety in Latin American Microfinance on Its Borrowers

Jenna Nelson, Department of Economics, International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Michael McPherson, Ph.D., Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences

Epilepsy: Not a Disease but a Disorder

Manisha Prasain, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Susan Brown Eve, Ph.D., Honors College; Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Applied Gerontology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

The Effect of Medical Technology on the Cost and Availability of Health Insurance

Johnae Snell, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Susan Brown Eve, Ph.D., Honors College; Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Applied Gerontology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Food Insecurity and Related Health Problems Among  Children in Denton, Texas

Bissilola Kouchade, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences;  Honors College

Faculty Mentor:
Susan Brown Eve, Ph.D., Honors College; Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Applied Gerontology, College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Education

Incorporating RTI and the Mastery Model into Mathematics Tutoring Sessions

Elizabeth Carlson, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Fiesta Math Night: The Parent Perspective

Enid Ortiz, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Technology Support for Student Behavioral Development

Kaitlyn Pound, Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education, EC-6 ESL

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Structuring the Imagination

Coeli M. Small, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Faculty Mentor:
Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education

Special Panel: University Scholars Day Faculty-Mentored Student Research: A Big Plus for Faculty and Students 

The Value of Open Access to Undergraduate Research

Laura Waugh, Repository Librarian for Scholarly Works, UNT Libraries, Digital Projects Unit
Spencer Keralis, Director, Digital Scholarship Co-Operative, UNT Libraries

Servant Leadership: A Model for Mentoring Undergraduate Student Scholars in Teacher Education

Jeanne Tunks, Ph.D., Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education 

Political Science Summer NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Preface for Summer NSF REU in Political Science

John Ishiyama, Ph.D., and J. Michael Greig, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Discord is Beauty; Silence is Beast: Dissent in Authoritarian Regimes

Dellea Copeland, Department of Political Science, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, St. Edward's University

Faculty Mentors:
James Meernik, Ph.D., John Ishiyama, Ph.D., and Eric Keels, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Let’s Start a Riot: The Effect of Protest Characteristics on Democratic Progress

Joshua Counselman, Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion Marietta College

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama, Ph.D. and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Parity or Peace: Varying Intensities Caused by Third Party Interventions in Civil War

Inanna Craig-Morse, Government Department, Lawrence University

Faculty Mentors:
Idean Salehyan, Ph.D. and Michael Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

We're Not Gonna Take It: The Impact of Societal Support on Conflict Onset

Nicholas Dietrich, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Faculty Mentors:
Jacqueline Demeritt, Ph.D. and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Decentralization and Conflict: The Missing Link in State Capacity Literature

Derick Fan, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama, Ph.D. and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Size Matters: Strength of Force  in Peace Building Missions

Francis Reka Fink, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas

Faculty Mentors:
J Michael Greig, Ph.D. and Eric Keels, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Trust in the Affirmative: Examining Relationships of Social Trust, Race, and Affirmative Action in Brazil

Aerik Francis, The College of the University of Chicago

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama, Ph.D. and Brandon Stewart, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Calling in the Big Guns: Desire for Military Intervention in Politics

Sarah Hayden, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky

Faculty Mentors:
John Ishiyama, Ph.D. and Michael Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Kenya Believe it? Tracking Orientation Toward Reconciliation After a Period of Acute Civil Conflict

Deva Kellam, Department of English, University of North Texas

Faculty Mentors: 
Marijke Breuning, Ph.D. and Angela Nichols, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Did My Aid Do That? Chinese Aid and Human Rights Performance

Greyson Mann, Department of Government, Wofford College

Faculty Mentors:
T. David Mason, Ph.D. and Brandon Stewart, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

We Didn’t Start the Fire: The Effect of Foreign Sponsorship on Peace Duration

Jordan Roberts, Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah

Faculty Mentors:
J Michael Greig, Ph.D. and Michael Widmeier, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Outliving the Past: The Effect of Colonial Legacy on Mass Killings

Colin Wood, Department of International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas

Faculty Mentors:
J. Michael Greig, Ph.D. and Eric Keels, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences