Student Presentations

Monica Grimes. "Got Coverage? Assessing Student Attitudes Towards Universal Healthcare." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA. 2015

Michelle Moran. “Civil Right or Corrupted Institution?: Student Attitudes toward Gay Marriage.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Charlotte, NC. 2014.

Lorin Sullivan. “Recognizing the Mistreated: How Social Networks Contribute to Students' Knowledge of Child Abuse.” Paper presented at the     annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. New York, NY. 2013

Stephanie Hennigan. “From Institution to Independence: Transitioning Out of Moldovan Orphanages.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2011.

Rebecca Wells. “Impact of Social Factors in an African-American Church-Based Diabetes ¬¬¬-Prevention Program.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2011.

James Blay. “‘The Social Gospel: Understanding the Relationship between the Church and Service to the Poor.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Jacksonville, FL. 2011.

Elizabeth Houser. “Senior Citizens and the Age of Technology.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Jacksonville, FL. 2011.

Cari Hipp. “They Work Hard for...the Money?: Influences on College Over-achievement.”  Paper presented at the Georgia Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 2009.

Phillip Banze. “Blissful Indifference? College Student Concern for Deviant Sexual Practices.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009.

Chelsea Biggs. “Leaving Behind ‘Leave it to Beaver’: Conceptions of Traditional Gender Roles within the Institution of Marriage.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009.

Laura Dingley. “‘They’re All Lazy or Crazy’: Beyond Public Misconceptions of the Homeless.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009.

LaTamara Durr. “Who Really has Access?: An Assessment of Healthcare Opportunities for Low-Income, Uninsured Individuals    .” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009.

Kate Mudrak. “Finding Your Feet in the Sea of Professionalism: The Factors that Influence Enrollment in Medical and Law School.”  Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.     2009.

Nadia Osman. “Prevention First: Examining the Use of Preventative Breast Cancer Care.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009.

Amanda Tremain. “Political Intolerance: Factors that Impact the Support for the Extension of Civil Liberties.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 2009.

Alison Amyx. “Imagining God: The Influence of Social Factors on Student Perceptions of an Authoritarian God.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA. 2008.
                    
LaToya Hutchinson. “Is it Really Female Intuition? Factors that Influence Sexism towards Mercer Students.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA. 2008.

Liz Keck. “More than the Mrs. Degree: Exploring the Career Attainment Plans of Mercer University Females.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA. 2008.

Carolyn Marcus.  “I Want to Save the World, but First Let Me Finish My Homework: An Examination of College Student Volunteering.” Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA. 2008.

Loretta Duggan. “From the Sideline to the Frontline: Factors that Influence the Use of Alternative Medicine.” Paper presented at the Georgia Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Athens, GA. 2007.
                    
Regina Smalls. “Is it Really “All About the Benjamins?” A     Closer Examination of Materialism among College Students.” Paper presented at the Georgia Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Athens, GA. 2007.

Katie Geoghagan. “Hearts, Warts, and Medication: An Evaluation of the Macon Volunteer Clinic.” Paper presented at the Georgia Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Macon, GA. 2006.