20th Annual Celebration of Scholarship Symposium (2021)

From the Office of Dr. Green: Greetings


This year, we received submissions from presenters from diverse colleges, and we are glad that you have opted to attend the symposium. We hope that this year’s symposium will be yet another intellectually stimulating event.

The abstracts cover a wide range of methodological approaches. Some presenters are passionate about education and mental health, while others are passionate about genetic disorders.

We hope that as we celebrate our campus’s discoveries and research, we also take time to remember the gift of Christ and God’s love during these seasons. We also invite faculty and staff to participate in every element of the symposium. Lastly, we challenge our students to continue to pursue new ideas and opportunities within and outside our university.

Dr. Jeffery Green
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dean, The Graduate School
Director, Institute of Christianity & Scholarship
Program Coordinator, Medical Humanities (BA and Minor)

Presentations on December 10, 2021: 1pm-4pm

Poster presentations can be viewed in the Morris Cultural Arts Center.  Paper presentations will be given in the Green Room of the Morris Cultural Arts Center.”

Symposium Schedules

  • Poster Presentation: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    A Comparative study of Teacher Emotional Intelligence (EI) of Rural and Urban School Districts and Its Correlation to Teacher Attrition
    • Tonya Davis, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


    Organizational Health and its Impact on High School Assistant Principal Burnout
    • Britney R. Sells, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


    Early Childhood Trauma and Mental Health Disorders in Adulthood
    • Lakita Okere, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


  • Paper Presentation: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    The Impact of PXR Deficiency in Wilson’s Disease Models: 1:00pm-1:30pm
    • Aria Dang, College of Science and Engineering


    The Implication of Blended Learning on Teacher Self-efficacy and Professional Development during Covid-19 pandemic: 1:30pm-2:00pm
    • Akua Obeng, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


    Disconnected, Detached, but Dearly Loved: The cycle and effects of maternal depression through the eyes of Beloved 2:00pm-2:30pm
    • Kaily Edison, College of Arts and Humanities


    African American women in educational leadership and their perceptions of mental health interventions?: 2:30pm-3:00pm
    • Lena Brown, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


    The Use of Narrative Style in Toni Morrison’s Beloved: 3:00pm-3:30pm
    • Josiah Carr, College of Arts and Humanities



  • Closing Remarks: 4:00pm-4:20pm