Deans' Writing Awards Archive

2021 Awards




School of Education

Graduate Studies


School of Business

Accounting: Emily Arenius, "Ethical Decision Making"
 Jeffrey Dangler, "Interview Writing Assignment"
Human Resource Management: 
Torie Segretto, "Case 6: Was the Company's Posted Notice an Unlawful Threat?"
Language and International Trade: 
Heather Bonter, "Interview Writing Assignment"

School of Media, Communication and the Arts

Graphic Design: Gabrielle Boodoosingh, “Ikko Tanaka: Nihon Buyo
Art History: Sophie Infarinato, “The Carnegie Museum of Art
Communication and Social Interaction: Emily Koeppel, "It's On Us Experience"
Journalism: Savannah Norton, "CBD popularity skyrockets, despite potential underlying dangers"
Broadcasting and Mass Communication: Seamus Raia, "The Legality of Microtransactions in Video Games"
Public Relations: Jasmine Gelsomino: "The Global Climate Strike and The Alzheimer's Society case studies"
Music: Kyler Anderson, “Between the Classical and Romantic Eras
Theatre: Mark Arricale, “Finding Inspiration in Adaptation: The Common Thread of Ingenuity in the Transformative Plays of Menander, Terence and Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim
Graduate: Delani Morgan.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology: Rose Small, "The Intersectionality of New York City Health Campaigns and Issues of Pre-existing Conditions"
Biology: Victoria Panzanaro, "The Evolution of Speech in Humans (Homo sapiens)"
Chemistry:  Morgan Wolanin, "An Exploration into Metal-Metal Multiple Bonds"
Cinema and Screen Studies: Kely Christmas, "Untitled Response Paper"
Creative Writing: Lauren Robinson, Excerpt from "The Black Poet"
Economics: Anthony Pasquarella, "Total Factor Productivity and The New Economy"
English, Co-Winner: Lorrayne Broach, "Record of Production: Identification, Description, and the Establishment of ENG 362"
English, Co-Winner: Amanda Gydesen, "Glass Unicorns and Glass Women: Alienation and Commodity Fetishism in The Glass Menagerie"

English, Co-Winner: Beatriz Rosa, "Obsidian, Nopal, y ostros atlas: Lugones's 'World-Travelling' through Anzaldua's gaze"

English 102: Miles Weber, "The 'Eerie' Canal and Spencerport, New York: The Danger of Life in a Small Town"

French: Nathan DeSantis, "Les Misérables de Victor Hugo: Un voyage d'empathie"
Gender and Women's Studies: Tess Gibala-Broxholm, "A Comparative Study of Forced and Coerced Sterilizations in the United States and India"
History: Kyle Langlitz, "The Religious Policies of Aurangzeb"
Honors: Kate Gordon, "Final Paper Combining English Literacy and Physical Activity for Young Female Somali Refugees Post-Resettlement in Central New York"
Linguistics: Christina Parisi, "The Distribution of English Plosives"
Psychology: Tianna Ferroni, "Examination of the Relationship Between Childhood Abuse and Various Interventions on Children's Resiliency and Social Skills"
Psychology: Danielle Wilson, "Neurological Implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Literary Review"
Spanish: Derek Lawrence, "Impulsividad en Las cenizas y las cosas"
Zoology: Emily Ross, "The Evolutionary History of Thermoregulation in Penguins (Spheniscidae)"

School of Education

Adolescence Education Co-Winner: Evan Waugh, "Annotated Bibliography on Pedagogical Strategies for Teaching Students with ADHD"
Adolescence Education Co-Winner: Matthew Sodano, "Animal's Interaction with a Human"
Childhood Education Co-Winner: Mikayla McGarry, "Metacognition in Education"
Childhood Education Co-Winner:  Daniella Palumbo, "Through Their Eyes"
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Laura Fewer, "Multicultural Encounter: Interview"

Graduate Studies

Strategic Communications: Delani Morgan, "Communicating about Mental Health among Black
College Students"

2019 Awards

School of Business

Accounting - Co-Winner: Brenton Allen, Mack Knowlton Did Nothing Wrong

Accounting - Co-Winner: Bryan Czarnecki, Jeewarat v. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5, California

Accounting - Co-Winner: Matthew Sundberg, Chuenchomporn Jeewarat v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5, California. September 3, 2009

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Art History: Kayla Meyers, Manet: Breaking Tradition

Broadcasting and Mass Communications: Cameron Slaven, Pulp Fiction as an Example of Hyper-Masculinity in Media

Comm & Social Interaction: MaKaila Heath, Pro: Slickwater Hydrofracking

Journalism: Ryan Zalduondo, Plattsburgh State Continues Whiteout Domination with Shutout Win over Oswego State

Music: Elizabeth Platz, The Oral Tradition in Music: A Historical Overview

Public Relations: Kristina Tobey, Digital Case Study: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Theatre - Co-Winner: Nicole Caroselli, The Use of Masks in Ancient Greece

Theatre - Co-Winner: Kiersten Mickle, TOCD and Homosexuality

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology: Catherine McMullen, Dust, Disease, and America’s Japanese: Researching the Health Conditions of U.S. Japanese Internment Camps

Biochemistry - Co-Winner: Sierra Andrews, Rapid and simple procedure for the determination of cathinones, amphetamine-like stimulants and other new psychoactive substances in blood and urine by GC-MS

Biochemistry - Co-Winner: Christina Li, Adult aggressive behavior in humans and biomarkers: a focus on lipids and methylation

Biology: Bianca Fernandez, Madagascan Lemurs as a Model for Adaptive Radiation

Cinema and Screen Studies: Jacqueline Slazyk, The Power of Women

Creative Writing: Imani Simpson, Butterflies are Very Scary!

Economics: Corina Subotnik-Southworth, Exploring the Productivity-Compensation Gap

English: Joanna Bunker, Childish Game In a Grown-Up World: Playing Dress-Up; Clad with Penalties

English 102 - Co-Winner: Keria Grey-Outlaw, Establishing When the ‘Joke’s on You:’ Analyzing Comedy’s Role in Revolutionizing the Concept of Race

English 102 - Co-Winner: Pamela Toussaint, Transcending Translations: The Foreigner

French: Faith Strohm, Le nouveau siècle et l’identité sociale dans L’immoraliste d’André Gide

Gender and women's Studies: Jessica Davidson, Marilyn Monroe: A Comparison and Analysis of Contemporary Workplace Discrimination

German: Noel Strong, Eine Episode aus meiner Familie

Global & International Studies: Anilcia Rodriguez, Afro-Latinos in the Americas: Why do Latinos of African Descent Lack Representation?

History: Andrew Smith, Religion, Politics, and a Little Kidnapping: American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire

Human Development: Carly Lawless, Saturdays for Survivors: A Program Proposal for Adolescents of Domestic Violence

Linguistics: Ian White, The Viability of Optimality Theory as Representation of Linguistic Cognition

Mathematics: Nicolas Van Kempen, An Introduction to IPFS and Approximating the Normal Cumulative Distribution Function and Its Inverse

Physics: Dylan Richmond and Dayoung Kang, A Brief Study of the Mechanics Behind Hydroelectric and Wind Powered Renewable Energy Systems

Political Science: Akim Cadet, The Imposition of Coloniality and How it Has Indicated Societal Agency and Power

Psychology: Kimberly Zettel, Integrated Theory of Traumatic Loss

Sociology: Abigail Langer, Digital Quiverfull Movement

Spanish: Michaela Hale, Festival de Escenas

Zoology: Samuel Rodgers, Identifying Triassic fish fossils from the Hayden Quarry, New Mexico for use in correlation between fossiliferous strata of the Chinle Formation

2018 Awards

School of Business

Accounting: Samantha Giguere, Business Law Case Brief
Finance: Abby Florio, Investment Policy

Human Resource Management: Amanda Resnick, “Labor Relations Case Studies (3 cases)” Case ACase BCase C

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Broadcast-Mass Communication: Tahirah Abdo, N.W.A v. The State of Michigan

Comm & Social Interaction: Michael Mariuz, Alternative Approaches to Substance Use Disorders

Comm & Social Interaction: Kayla Murphy, Challenges, Opportunities and Relational Maintenance of Intercultural Romantic Relationships

Journalism: Madison Doner, SUNY Oswego School of Business Accreditation Extended

Music: Elizabeth Platz, Musical Nationalism in the Romantic Period

Public Relations: Anna Chichester, Digital Case Study

School of Education

Adolescent Education: Branden Brown, Angela Cataldo, Anali Quesnay, Emerging Practical Theory of Language Learning

Childhood Education: Kaylee Spack, My journey to understanding the history/culture and social issues of the Haudenosaunee, (with a focus on the Group’s perspective about itself), and my reflection on what I learned and how it will impact my teaching

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology – Co-Winner: Holly Capella, What is it like being a 22-year-old female goldfish?: The Medicalization and Media Representation of Attention Disorders in the West

Anthropology – Co-Winner: Alyssa Militello, The Celiac’s Burden: An Illness Narrative of Celiac Disease

Biochemistry: Kaitlyn McCue, A Secreted Slit2 Fragment Regulates Adipose Tissue Termogenesis and Metabolic Functionttps

Biology: Nelson, Miranda, Determining the evolution of waggle dancing in Apis mellifera

Cinema and Screen Studies: Nicole Ehmann, Narrative Structure and Familial Relationships in World Cinema

Creative Writing: Joe Sigurdson, Letters to Ma’am

Economics: David LeFevre, Was Free Banking in the Antebellum Era Harmful to the Economy?

English: Emily Rundle, Authorization and the Legitimacy of Narrative in Herman Melville’s Billy Budd

English 102: Cecilia Gesner, Rock and Roll Resistance

French: Kassadee Paulo, Comment La Fontaine Explore la Honte du Corps Dans Ses Fables

Gender and women's Studies: MacKenzie Grow, Colorism, Vice and Virtue, and Miss Simone’s Legacy

Geology: Peter Balzani, Electrical Resistivity Surveys and Drilling at Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego

German: Treu, Sonja Wünsche aus der Kindheit

Global & International Studies: Emily Yamada, Policy Proposal: Amendments to the Whaling Moratorium Under the Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

History: Salman Kabir, “Millet: Autonomy in the Ottoman Empire and the Rise of Nationalism”

Human Development: Lauren Sandford, “Encouraging Children Living in Poverty Trough Tutoring and Mentorship”

Language and International Trade: Christopher Byrne, “Byrnsie Beer” Byrnsie Beer

Mathematics: Lisa Iaccarino, Proofs Without Words

Native American Studies: Daniel Kaplan, Walter Cronkite’s Criticism

Physics: Ian Evans, Kevin Shaw, Advanced Mechanics: A Roller Coaster Adventure

Political Science: Connor Breese, The Moynihan Report and the Suspect Citizenship of African American Women

Psychology – Co-Winners: Shannon Isham, Political Refugees and the Implications of Trauma

Psychology – Co-Winners: Melissa Raut, “Sexual Aggression and Impulsivity in Male College Students”

Sociology: Molly Stayer, Emile Durkheim, Father of Functionalism

Graduate Studies

Counseling and Psychological Services: Stacy Baum, Theoretical Integration of Reality Therapy and Narrative Therapy

Curriculum and Instruction – Co-Winner: James Polak, What Factors Encourage (or Discourage) Mathematics Teachers to Use LanguageBased Strategies to Educate the ELLs in Teir Classrooms?

Curriculum and Instruction – Co-Winner: Daniel Rose, Writing Isn’t Over…Till We Share

2017 Awards

School of Business

Accounting: Josephine Scherer, Clinton Georg and Freestyle Sports Marketing, Inc., v. Metro Fixtures Contractors, Inc.

Human Resource Management: Elizabeth Scott, Case 1

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Broadcasting and Mass Communication: Travis Miller, Corporations and Privacy: The Constitutionality of Disclosing Surveillance Information

Communication and Social Interaction: Tyler Ahart, New York State’s Common Core

Journalism: Jordan DeLucia, Copyright Law and Music Sampling

Music: Zoe Leader, Music and the Deaf

Public Relations: Lydia Anaka, Special Access Rights for the Press

School of Education

Childhood Education Co-Winner: Alajah Brooks, Our Lesson on Density by: Future Student

Childhood Education Co-Winner: Cassandra Kelly, Ms. Kelly’s Science Rap

Teaching English to SPEA of other Languages: Angie Delgado, 'Who Am I?’ Critical Cultural Autobiography

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology: Ilayda Kelley, Military Significant Others (MilSO’s) and Social Reproduction

Chemistry: Jesse Mazur, Organophosphate flame retardants and organosiloxanes in predatory freshwater fish from locations across Canada

Creative writing: Adam Jackson, Mansion

Econonmics: Zachary Allen, Foreign Aid’s influence on Economic Development: A Focus on Low-Income Developing Countries and Economic Growth

English Co-Winner: Sage Chase, “Bauble-Books and Rank Tongues: Femininity and Monstrosity in Browning’s Caliban upon Setebos”

English Co-Winner: Ryann Crofoot, “Melville’s Colonial Battle of the Sexes”

English 102: Jonathon Standhart, “The Real Costs”

French: Harleen Grewal, Femmes-écrivains français au Moyen Age (French Women Writers in the Middle Ages)

Gender and Women's Studies: Mia Fasanella, 'You might want to go into something more girly:’ How women in Oswego’s technology department express their agency

German: Selena Millares, Meine Lieblingstadt

Global & International studies: Angela Tylock, Tension Between the Human Right to Water and Economic Agreements

Human Development: Paige Copeland, Prevention of Bullying in Elementary Schools Trough School-Based Workshops

Language & International Trade: Christopher Byrne Was versteht man unter ,,deutsch?

Mathematics: Lauren Emigholz, Review of Advanced Advanced Calculus

Philosophy: Allison Fausner, A Consideration of the Ethical Teory of Albert Camus

Physics: Shelby Davis & Ben Kratz, Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Political Science: Nathan Crowell, Retweet Unfollow: Explaining Polarization in the World of Social Media

Psychology: Rachel Hald, Nurses and Compassion Fatigue: A comprehensive review

Public Justice: Collin Carr, Barriers to the Ballot: Implications for the Development of State and National Crime Policies

Spanish: Sally Familia, Inmigración y la Familias

Zoology Co-Winner: Samantha DiSibio, Impact of Prenatal music stimulation on embryonic development of Gallus gallus domesticus

Zoology Co-Winner: Rebecca Gill, Evolution of Ruminant Animals

Graduate Studies

Strategic Communication: Jim Dunagan, The Facebook Morning Zoo: Social Media’s Impact on Radio Listening

Special Education Generalist Masters Program: Kelly Prucker, Memoir: Educational Experiences with Dyscalculia

2016 Awards

School of Business

Business Administration:  Danielle Benigno, Alternative Dispute Resolutions Methods as a Business Strategy

Human Resource Management: Gabriella Donadio, Case A: 2/4/2015

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Art: Ronald Bryant, Cara Flacco, Dori Gronich, Sabrina Hood, James Pecori, Daniela Rosario, Shanika Scarborough, Tyler Tagliaferro, Madison Tinney, PDF icon The Sprouts: A Growing Guide to Graphic Design

Broadcasting and Mass Communication: Sam Gilroy, File Jokes Copyright

Communication and Social Interaction: Ryan Ivers, PDF icon Dominoes: Fossil Fuel Dependency with an Alternative Future

Journalism: Lydia Goerner, PDF icon Theater department hires New York Times reviewed director

Public Relations: Olivia Jacobsen, File Friday Night Lights and Gender

Music: Heather Eldridge, File Antonio Vivaldi's Influences in Music from the Baroque Period to Modern Times

School of Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Madeline Brown, File My journey to undersatnd the history/culture and social issues of the Democratic Republic of Congo

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology: Shannon Cilento, File The Road to Repatriation: NAGPRA, Its Shortcomings, and the Anthropologist's Duty

Cinema and Screen Studies: Mollie Clark, File Visualizing the Cinema through Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

Creative Writing: Julian Daley, PDF icon Selected Poems, from Russian Roulette, a chapbook

Economics:  Brandon Clark, PDF icon Economic Growth in the U.S. During the Antebellum Period (1780-1840)

English: James Bowe, File A Rough Patch of Language: Satire and Pope's Rape of the Lock

English Composition: Chad Halson, File Selfish Genetics within Selfless Honey Bees

French: Kristen Stanton, Microsoft Office document icon La Flatterie et la Vanite dans trois Fables de Jean de La Fontaine

German: Salman Kabir, File Freunde

Global & International Studies: Joseph Gorsuch, File Analyzing the Polarized Sociocultural Relationship among American Youth and the Natural Environment

History: George LaPage, File Mary from Ephesus to the High Midle Ages: Mother of God to Nascent Divinity

Human Development (Co-Winner): Jennifer Cross, Growing Through Grief: An Art Therapy Based Counseling Support Group for Grieving SUNY Oswego Students

Human Development (Co-Winner): Emily Doe, Increasing the Number of People that Receive Public Assistance to Seek Regular Dental Care

Language and International Trade: Julia Shipley, PDF icon Sodastream and the Chinese Market

Linguistics: Talha Ramazanoglu, File Syllable Types in Yawelmani

Mathematics: Nova Casillo, PDF icon The History of Matrices and Modern Applications

Physics: Michael Kolacki, File Simulations of the Magnetosphere

Political Science: Mara Waligurski, File The Undue Burden Standard in Abortion Law

Psychology: Ariel Ashline-Winters, PDF icon Do orangutan innovations reflect traditions?

Public Justice: Brandon Rodriguez, PDF icon The Criminological Dissection of Pogo the Clown

Spanish: Leiba Ramos, File La focalizacion en ambos cuentos

Women’s Studies: Jessica Washak, File Bloody Enlightening: Five Generations of Horror through the Feminist Lens File Integrative Essay: The Effective Principal

Literacy MSED: Rachelle Salmonsen, File "From Me to You"

MBA Accounting: Lindsay DiGiacomo, Jacobson v. Stern


2015 Awards

School of Business

AccountingShane KinleyTown of Freeport v. Ring .

Accounting, Finance & Law:  Cathy Johnston, Robek’s Fruit Smoothie .

Marketing and Management:  Mackenzie Kennedy, BP Case Study .

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Art History::  Beth Krise, Witchcraft in Northern Renaissance Art .

Graphic Design::  Connor DeHaan, Troy Antinora, Emily Hinckley, Briese Penaherrera, Keith Amundsen and Daniella Melita, The Slice Collective::  Upside Down & Backwards .

Broadcasting and Mass Communication: Victoria Love, Shield Laws: Defining Journalism and Protection .

Communication and Social Interaction::  Ryan Ivers, There and Back Again: A Tale of Why He Left Home .

Journalism::  Luke Parsnow, #bad day at work – An Analysis of the Incorporation of Social Media in the Workforce .

Public Relations::  Sarah Miller, Jaguar at the Bistro .

School of Education

Adolescence Education::  Sarah Weller, What the Heck is a Brekkie? An Exploration of Australian Culture through Language and Colloquialisms .

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages::  Keith Kovary, My Journey to Understanding the History/Culture and Social Issues of the African Diaspora .

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology::  Shauna Anderson, “Same Page?”: Authoritative and Cooperative Talk Amongst Female Synchronized Skaters at SUNY Oswego .

Biology::  Bethany McMillen, An Evolutionary Journey to the Modern Brain of Homo sapiens .

Cinema and Screen Studies::  Thomas Heaton, Medium Fluidity: Observations on Lech Majewski and Pieter Bruegel .

Creative Writing::  Emily Klingbeil, To Rest in the Arms of Morpheus .

Economics::  Kevin Stein, The Economic Impact of the Railroads .

English::  Christine Talone, Peace Fires: Necessary Arson in Sula .

English Composition::  Amanda Resnick, A Memorial for Bob Marley .

French::  Kelsey Labbé, Le Malade imaginaire – Á lire ou á voir? .

German::  Eloïse Colson, Aufsatz #3 .

Human Development::  Anne Cali, Peer Mentoring to Increase Well-Being and Retention of First-Year College Students with Disabilities .

Linguistics::  Shauna Anderson, The Alternation of Alveolar Nasals in English .

Mathematics::  Amy Hannahan, Article Review “An Application of Elementary Group Theory to Central Solitaire” by Arie Bialostocki .

Oswego Reading Initiative::  Emily Kittelsen, Linda: Coming of Age .

Philosophy (Co-Winner)::  Kimberlyn Bailey, Success as a Reliable Indicator of Truth and Convergent Realism .

Philosophy (Co-Winner)::  Christopher Haddad, Rawls’ Original Position and Parental Licensing .

Physics::  Martin Dann and Justin R. D’Antonio, Magnetic Sail Propulsion .

Psychology::  Alana Kimmerly, Approaches to Health Behavior Change: An Analysis of Social Cognitive Theory and Operant Conditioning .

Spanish::  Gabriela Pond, La otra América: El orgullo latinoamericano en Rubén Darío y Calle 13 .

Zoology::  Laurel Huff, Selection for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Due to Veterinary Drug Use .

Graduate Studies

Educational Administration::  Elizabeth Stoddard, The Effective Principal Integrative Essay .

Curriculum and Instruction::  Travis Knight, An Exploration of Dyslexia in Adults AND The Effects of Preferential Music Listening on Adolescent Reading Comprehension .

2014 Awards

School of Business

Accounting:  Shane Kinley, Town of Freeport v. Ring.

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Art History:  David Owens, Shields of the Plains Individualism and Collectivism in the Native American Plains Shield Custom .

Graphic Design:  Kim Kittleson, Henna by Kim (webpage) .

Broadcast-Mass Communication:  Maeghan Roberts, Government, Whistleblowers and the Press: An Analysis of the Faults of the United State Classification System .
Communication Studies:  Alaine Vescovo, Food and Gender: How do our Eating Habits Portray our Masculine or Feminine Behaviors .
Journalism:  Jillian Phipps, Comments on Online Review Forums .
Public Relations:  Michael Giblin, The Redeemer: Scene Analysis of the Shawshank Redemption .
Theatre:  Katie Morris, The Diminishing Subversive Potential of Subcultural Antifashion Movement .

School of Education

Adolescence Education:  Laura Murtha, Instruments of Our Hearts .

Adolescence Education:  Alyssa Estus, The New Teachers’ (mini) Handbook on Classroom Management .
Childhood Education:  Amanda Heberger, Urban Education .
Childhood Education:  Shelby Taylor, Chinese Lanterns and Authentic Learning .
School Psychology:  Lynn Fryer, Parenting Style and Problem Behaviors .

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology:  Cassandra Schumacher, The Role and Use of Science in Anthropology .
Biochemistry:  Lyndon Flynn-Roach, Critical Thinking Assignment .
Chemistry:  Stuart Bates, Critical Thinking Assignment .
Cinema and Screen Studies:  Nolan Metcalf, The Capitalist Ideal in Jorgen Leth’s The Perfect Human and The Complex Relationship Between Property and Theft in Upstream Color and Spring Breakers .
Creative Writing:  Brian Liberty, The House of The Devil
Earth Science-Geology:  Ross Netusil, Science, Beauty and the Skiptical Mind .
Economics:  Dianora DeMarco, The New Deal and Economic Recovery .
Literary Studies:  Katie Morris, Manufacturing virtuous Discourse in eliza Haywood’s The Injur’d Husband and Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders .
English 102:  Dillon Shinder, Don’t Cut Your Hair .
French:  Mosher, Georgiana, La Crise Financiere de Chypre (The Cypriot Financial Crisis) .
German:  Maxim Sokolovskiy, Aufsatzthema #3: Hermann Hesse - Freunde .
Human Development:  Melanie Hoffman, Program proposal to Use Drama Therapy and Storytelling as a Therapeutic Method for the Treatment of Eating Disorders.
Human Development:  Christina Liddell, Decreasing Unintended Adolescent Pregnancy in Oswego County: Emergency Contraception in High Schools.
Linguistics:  William Boles, Analysis of Malayalam .
Math:  Jessica Krebs, Cleaning Lake Ontario .
Philosophy:  Alana Kimmerly, Examining the Legitimacy of the Divide et Impera .
Political Science:  Sarah Mitchell, Theorizing Mass Incarceration: Augmenting Foucault .
Counseling & Psychology Services:  Lynn Fryer, Parenting Style and Problem Behaviors.
Psychology:  Christopher Bartlett, Computational Theory of Mind Controversy: Arugments from Neuroscientific Perspective.
Public Justice:  Beth Jerome, The Effect of the Rockefeller Drug Laws and Parole on Reintegration .
Public Justice:  Kevin Streeter, Prisoner Reentry Issues .
Spanish:  Jesse Corfield, Pregunta 1: Cantar de Mio Cid .
Women’s Studies:  Julie Scofield, Margaret Mead: A Post-Colonial Feminist .

Graduate Studies

Literacy Education:  Alissa Mirizio, Just Silence - Jean Overalls  .
Literacy Education:  Rachel Walczek, Research Paper “How do primary students respond to reading to demonstrate their
Psychology – Trauma Studies:  Joshua Gallogly, A Summary of Analysis and Deconstructionof Risk Factor Research in the PTSD Construct .
Curriculum and Instruction:  Anthony Pignatti, Eye Movements During Reading .

2013 Awards

School of Business

Accounting:  David Weaver, Countrywide Case.
Business Administration:  Andrew Hines, Countrywide Case.
Marketing/International Business:  Megan Haufe, Entering the Franchise World: Trends, Downfalls, and How to Be Successful.

School of Communication, Media and the Arts

Art:  Rhiannon Throop, Joan Snyder.
Art History:  Nilson Carroll,  The Dada Text.  

Graphic Design:  Angela Varos, Early Bird. 

Broadcast-Mass Communication:  Brett Ferrante, Accepting WikiLeaks as Press.
Communication Studies:  Mollie Didio, Cross-Sex Friendships: How It Happens and Why It Works.
Journalism:  Aimee Hirsch, Article Profile: Outdoor Education.
Public Relations:  Kelsey Clark, K & L Communications Press Release.
Theatre:  Katie Morris, The Changing Motivations of AIDS Performance.

School of Education

Adolescence Education:  Ashley Maher, Illuminating Inequities: My Encounter with Arn Chorn-Pond.
Childhood Education:  Nicole Leader, Through the Halls of P.S. 188: A Journey of Inspiration.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages:  Brittney Simmons, Grammar Time.
Wellness Management:  Megan Reinecker, Media's Effect on the Prevalence of Eating Disorders.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Anthropology:  Samantha Kirby, Ethics and the American Anthropological Association.
Biochemistry:  Erin Williams, Formation of Complex Organics in the Gas Phase by Sequential Reactions of Acetylene with the Phenylium Ion.
Biology:  Regan Robinson-Barnes, Extraction, Sequencing and Analysis of Human mtDNA Taken from a U.S. Population.
Chemistry:  Jennifer Glenn, Mechanistic Study of Alcohol Dehydration on -Al₂O₃.
Cinema and Screen Studies:  Mike Fisher, The Rebirth of Neorealism in American Independent Cinema.
Cognitive Sc ience:  Elizabeth Cuzzacrea, Do Artificial Neural Networks Really Prefer Blondes?
Creative Writing:  Paige Belisle, Back to the Canyon
Earth Science-Geology:  Seth Pratt, An Introduction to Salt Tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico.
Economics:  Shannon Banaszak, Women in the Workforce: Before 1900.
English:  Brittany Sperino Horsford, The Struggle of the Seamstress:  Stitching Yourself Into Existence.
English 102:  Daniella Guzman, What the Killer Clown Stole From Me.
French:  Xiaoying Wang, Chanter Sans Arrêt.
Human Development:  Jessica Paul, Cultivating Philanthropy in College Students: Education, Connection, and Networking.
Linguistics:  Kate Freeman, Nou Se Lengwist.
Math:  Jessica Krebs, Cleaning Lake Ontario.
Philosophy:  Daniel Goldman, Scientific Realism and Reference.
Political Science:  Jake Buckland, Politics as a Façade: Doublespeak and Political Marketing.
Psychology:  Colleen Emond, Preservation of the Martyr: A Sociobiological Analysis of Morality.
Public Justice:  Gaston Owen, Theory and Practice Paper.
Spanish:  Alara Bedka, La Pina Misteriosa and Ensayo de Analisis Sobre Todos los Fuegos el Fuego.
Sociology:  Ashley Sauers, Examining 'Reverse Discrimination' through the Lens of White Privilege.
Zoology:  Zuzi Salais, The Role of Wolbachia in Host Evolution: Can it Drive Speciation?

Graduate Studies

Counseling and Psychological Services:  Joanna Bruckner, The Effects of Virtual Social Support on Depression and Suicidality in College.
Educational Administration:  Amy Hibbard, The Effective Principal: Riding the Wave.
Literacy Education:  Keri Frazer, Digital Literacy and Dragonborn:  Observing a World within Skyrim.
Literacy Education:  Elaine Eckam, Ms. Eckam's Classroom Library:  What Will You Read Next?
Literacy Education:  Alexa Thayer, A Teacher in a Critical Classroom.
Special Education:  Lauren Fox, Literacy Program Analysis for 'Sam'.


2012 Awards

School of Business

Accounting: Adam Unangst, Business Combinations and Goodwill.
Brendan Looby, Conflict Management.

School of Communication, Media, and the Arts

Art: Martin De Vita, Andre Kertesz.
Art History
: Rhiannon Throop, Robert Houle: Painting the Untold.
Broadcasting-Mass Communications
: Asa T. Stackel, The Internet and the New Public Figure.   
Jacob Pucci, News Analysis:  Foodstamps.
: Elizabeth Canfield, Hildegard of Bingen.
Public Relations
: Amy Wise, Critique of the Outside Speaker.
: Katlyn Smegelsky, Theatre in Nazi Germany.

School of Education

Adolescent Education: Brittany DeJohn, Critical Cultural Autobiography: 'Who Am I?' and Learner-Centered Exploration of Arabic Culture Through Literature.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Lisa Husung, Defying Language.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

American Studies:  Caitlin Matwijec, Consistently indian in the Gaze of the Spectator:  Urban indians  in Kent MacKenzie's The Exiles.
Anthropology: Khrystyne Tschinkel, Book Critique: Sex and War.
Biochemistry: Yoshihiro Miura, Minor Groove to Major Groove, an Unusual DNA Sequence-Dependent Change in Bend Directionality by a Distamycin Dimer.
Chemistry: Alex Szypryt, Two-Step Matrix Application for the Enhancement and Imaging of Latent Fingermarks.
Cinema and Screen Studies: Kim Bezhadi, Focus Features: A New Safe Haven for Queer and Gay Cinema. (Forthcoming, in Film Matters. Web.)
Cognitive Science: Abigail L. Kleinsmith, A Modern View on the Third Culture Movement:  Neural Networks and Music.
Computer Science: Jacob M. Peck, Explorations in Algorithmic Composition: Systems of Composition and Examination of Several Original Works.
Creative Writing: Andrew Kowal, Donny.
Earth Sciences: Lacey Pittman, Hydrogeology of the Stratified-drift Aquifers in the Cayuta Creek and Catatonk Creek Basins. (Forthcoming, US Geological Survey. Print.)
English: Tarin Bonvino, Sexual and Racial Passing: The Illusion of Choice in the Novels of Eliza Haywood and Charles Chesnutt.
First-Year Composition: Co-Winners: Dan Durocher, Lighting the Literacy Fire, Brigid Myers, Artistic Grammar, and Ruth Perez, The Rose that Grew from the Concrete.
French: Joey Perez, Voltaire, Rousseau, et Beaumarchais: Les Sociologues du Siècle des Lumières (Voltaire, Beaumarchais, and Rousseau: The Social Commentators of the Enlightenment).
German: Michael Monroe, Die Gänsemagd (The Goose Girl) and Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood).
Human Development:  Amber Dunn, Caring for the Elderly and Their Informal Caregivers.
Linguistics:  Chelsea Koehler, Voicing Alternation in Russian.
Mathematics: Richard DiSalvo, The Finite Dimensional Normed Linear Space Theorem.
Philosophy: Keith Harris, Against Limited Pessimistic Induction: A Rebuttal to Hobbs.
Political Science: Co-Winners: Stephon Boatwright, Common Sense, and Amanda Weber, The Democratic or Undemocratic Public Referendum and Publicly Funding Private Sports Facilities.
Psychology: Jessica Ciattei, Attachment and Divorce: A Review of the Literature.
Public Justice: Abby Gymburch, Theory and Practice: Police Socialization.
Sociology: Timothy Huppert, Max Weber: Finding Significance In Reality.
   Loreley Gómez, Las perdidas en Paula y el crecimiento espiritual
Zoology: Ryan Laughlin, The Evolution and Ecology of the Bonobo (Pan paniscus).

Graduate Programs

Accounting/MBA: Kyle Lyskawa, Accounting for Troubled Debt Restructurings.
Counseling and Psychological Services: Penny Lupo, Partnering With Teachers: Changing Lenses. (Play Therapy Magazine, 7.12 (March 2012): 10-13. Print.)
English: Philip Goodwin, Real World Competencies?:  Practices of the Twenty-First Century American University and the Pedagogical Effects on Composition and Rhetoric.
Literacy Education: Derrick Smith, Bringing Fantasy and Science Fiction into the Classroom. (ALAN Review, Winter 2012: 19-24. Print.)




2011 Awards

Adolescence Education: Carrie Nunez, Memoir: My Five Lessons
Chenshen Wang, Efficacy of Alternative Medicine: Biomedical Hegemony
Art History, Winner: Rebecca Fisher, Purity: The Cleansing of the Arts in Postwar America
Art History, Honorable Mention: Marrisa Hill, Kenojuak Ashevak: An Inuit Artist Recognized by the Modern Art World
Art History, Honorable Mention: Jessica Finch, Raven Imagery in Northwest Coast Indian Art
Art History, Honorable Mention: Martin DeVita, An Analysis of Psychoanalytic Interpretation in Modern Art
Studio Art: Jamie Fackelman, Jeff Koons
Broadcast Communication: Chelsea Hogan, Broadband Discrimination and Network Neutrality
Biochemistry: Heidi Osterman, Forensic Differentiation of paper by X-ray diffraction and infrared Spectroscopy
Biology: Brandon Jardine, Evolution and Phylogeny of Some Major Aquatic Radiation of Coleoptera
Ashlee Mein, Photoelectrical and Photoresponsive Properties of Bi2S3 Nanotube and Nanoparticle Thin Films
Childhood Education: Rachael Huver, Critical Experiences in Becoming a Teacher
Cinema and Screen Studies: Eric Wojtanik, The Living End of New Queer Cinema
Communication Studies: Elliott Bishop, Yours, Mine, and Ours: Communication Theory Analysis
Counseling and Psychological Services:
Emily Dufore and Carly Honors, Using CBM in Reading and Math to Predict Performance on NYS ELA and Math Assessments
Creative Writing: Jennifer Schifferle, Light Switches
Earth Sciences: Joshua D. Valentino, Bedrock Fracture Control on Surface and Subsurface Hydrogeology in the TugHill Plateau and the Environmentai Implications
Economics: Richard DiSalvo, On the Methodology of Economics
English: Allain Daigle, The Caveats of Utopia: A Language of False-Certainty
French: Bryan Koller, Un jour froid d’octobre (A Cold October Day)
German: Petra Harris, Das hofische Epos in der deutschen Literaturgeschichte (The Courtly Epic)
History: Charlie Clas, Rape as Resistance: Examining the Narrative of "Arthur"
Human Development: Co-winners: Arielle Glott, Risk Factors for the Development of PTSD, and Nicole Raymond, Breaking the Cycle of Child Sexual Abuse: A Program for Parents
Journalism: Micaela Parker, Harvey Milk vs. The Machine: How LGBT Issues Were Reported in the United States from the Cold War Until the Present
Linguistics: Stephen Knack, Alternation in English Words with Suffixes: Where Did the [n] Come From?
Math: Sam Carnicelli, An Analysis on the Distribution of Drawn Lottery Numbers
Physics: Paul Steadham, The Question of Magnetic Monopoles: Exploring the Concepts and Possibilities of the Single-Sided Magnet
Political Science: Zachary M. Primrose, Presidential Success: A Product of Character of Circumstances?
Psychology: Rachel Peraino, Resiliency Factors and PTSD in Children
Public Justice: Megan Nugent, Direct to Consumer Advertising of Psychotropic Medications and Its Role in Perceptions of Mental Illness
Public Relations: Elaine Wu, 3-Stage Approaches: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, Pre-Crisis Response Analyzed
Andrew Krupnicki, La Privatizacion de las Empresas Estadounidenses (The Privatization of American Businesses)  
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Co-Winners: Laurie France, Teaching Pre-Service Mainstream Teachers about TESOL, and Julie Popp, Problem Set 3: Problem 2 Alternation of n in Bare and Suffixed Stems
Vocational Teacher Preparation:
Co-Winners: Brittany Keefer, Teacher Work Sample: Cosmetology I, and Megan Osetek, Teacher Work Sample
Wellness Management: Grayam Dorschel, Melanoma and the Seven Dimensions of Wellness
Women’s Studies: Caitlin Matwijec, High Society Love, or, Woman as Nothing