Center for University Scholars

Brown Bag Research Talks

Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
Holden Reading Room on the 4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

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Brown Bag Research Talks

The Brown Bag Research Talk Series brings faculty, students and the university community together to consider cutting-edge practices in inquiry, analysis and research across diverse disciplines and fields.  At its best, the series facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration for research and creative endeavor.  For the 2015-2016 academic year, the series features presentations that marries the faculty member's research passions with best practices in research and creative endeavor.

The Brown Bag Research Talks Series meets on Tuesdays in the Holden Reading Room of the H.T. Sampson Library on the dates below from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We provide light refreshments (usually sandwiches and beverages); attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.


August 25, 2015

Centrality Metrics for for Complex Network Analysis
Dr. Natarajan Meghanathan, Department of Computer Science


September 15, 2015

Transcending Brick & Mortar: Using Mobile Technologies in Higher Education
Dr. Dawn McLin, Department of Psychology


September 29, 2015

How Writers Improve: Learning from Students' Reflections on Their Writing
Dr. Kathi Griffin & Dr. Tatiana Glushko, Richard Wright Center


November 3, 2015

Geospatial Technology (GIS and Remote Sensing) for the Study of Earth and Its Changing Environment
Dr. Ranjani Kulawardhana, Department of Biology


January 26, 2016

Religious Involvement and Social Support as Predictors of Alcohol Use in a Conservative Christian University
Dr. Wendy Thompson, School of Social Work


February 2, 2016

The Impact of Managerial Metacognition on a Firm's Total Quality Management and Sustainable Competitive Advantages
Dr. Young Sik Cho, Department of Management and Marketing


February 16, 2016

A Phenomenological Exploration of American Death Policy
Dr. James Slack, Department of Public Policy and Administration


March 22, 2016

Digital Pedagogy: There Is A Difference
Dr. Ingrad Smith, Department of Educational Leadership



JSU faculty and research staff interested in presenting may submit an inquiry.