Thomas C. Hunt Building a Research Community Day

The Thomas C. Hunt Building a Research Community Day, launched in 2006, showcases faculty research in the School of Education and Health Sciences. In addition to featuring research presentations, the School recognizes summer research grant recipients and Global Education Seminar participants; announces new grant awardees; and presents the annual faculty awards.

The 2020 event, held Friday, April 24, featured 16 presentations, 15 of which were streamed live via Zoom webinar on April 24, 2020.

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An abstract is available for each presentation below. To view the recorded presentations, use the link provided.

Initially called Building a Research Community Day, the event was renamed in honor of Thomas C. Hunt, a faculty member in teacher education and a fellow in the Center for Catholic Education from 1996 until his death in 2014.

2020 chair: Julia Circle, director of didactic education, Department of Physician Assistant Education

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Presentations from 2020

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Evaluation of the Social-Emotional Learning Language Arts (SELLA) Program in Elementary Classrooms, Elana R. Bernstein

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Assessing Food Safety Culture: A Comparative Study Between Independent and Chain Ethnic Restaurants, Basem Boutros

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Interprofessional Healthcare Student Perceptions of Clinical Experience Effectiveness After Participation in Local Underserved Health Clinics, Amy Christopher

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Factors Related to Food Insecurity in the University of Dayton Student Population, Diana K. Cuy Castellanos

The Lived Eating Experiences After Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer: Finding Meaning and Purpose, Jennifer Dalton

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2020 Award Presentations and Closing Remarks, Corinne M. Daprano

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School-based Support for Families of Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries, Susan C. Davies

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Global Education Seminar: Pathway to Integrating Teaching, Research, and Service in Togo, West Africa, Joseph M. Day

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Fear of Physical Activity Hinders Functional Return in Women Treated for Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher (0000-0003-0531-591X), Anne Fleischer, Taylor Bergin, and Christine DeLong

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Developing University Faculty for Success in Working with Multilingual Students, Colleen E. Gallagher

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Meeting Community and Student Needs Through a Sports Nutrition and Wellness Club, Rebecca M. Gonter-Dray and Diana K. Cuy Castellanos

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A Culturally Responsive Art Education for Girls: Moving the Margins in Malawi, Novea McIntosh and R. Darden Bradshaw

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Stakeholder Perceptions and Impact of a K-12 External Counseling and Family Advocacy Program: A Case Study of Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity (ECHO), Rhonda Mercs

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Global Education Seminar: Seeing Africa through the Eyes of an Educator, Rochonda Nenonene

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Engaging with Street-Level Bureaucracy to Propose Curriculum and Exam Policy Shifts in the Indian Higher Education System, Matthew A. Witenstein (0000-0003-0722-056X)

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Beyond Tracking: The Relationship of Opportunity to Learn and Diminished Math Outcomes for U.S. High School Students, Meredith L. Wronowski

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Data Use in Equity Efforts: College Faculty and Administrators’ Perspectives on Barriers, Mary Ziskin (0000-0002-1057-3094) and Pamela Cross Young