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2023 Academic Exhibition

This spring, the Fontbonne community came together to support students who participated in the annual Academic Exhibition. Undergraduate and graduate students presented their academic projects to this large group of campus partners via oral and visual presentations. This exhibition gives students a chance to experience the formal academic setting including receiving immediate feedback from faculty, staff and other students.


The exhibition began with students who gave oral presentations on the following topics:

  • Niyah Harris, Communication Culture & Change, “The Reality of Social Media Usage in Gen Z Relationships”
  • Sydney Purze, Communication Culture & Change, “Girls vs Games: A Study on Video Games, Gender, and Communication”
  • Malachy Simpson, Communication Studies, “Reflections on High School Basketball Culture: The Ambivalent Relationship With Becoming Tougher”
  • Khaliah Booker, Communication, Culture & Change, Desensitized Bias: How Race Impacts Our Perception on Shooting Tragedy
  • Latyia Robinson, English – Secondary Education, “Introducing Feminist Theory in Secondary Education”
  • Myah Thompson, English, “Wish I Was More Real For You”
  • Caitlin Keohane, Speech Language Pathology, “All About Autism”
  • Khaliah Booker, TELOS Program, “Book-ENDS”
  • Melissa Davis, Speech-Language Pathology, “Communication Approach for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Picture Exchange Communication System”
  • Anna Niehaus, Speech-Language Pathology, “Tongue Tied Over a Frenotomy”

In the afternoon, students from the Biological and Behavioral Sciences program, Speech-Language Pathology program and Ed.D. in High Impact Collaborative Instruction program presented their projects visually via academic posters. Their project topics included:

Biological and Behavioral Sciences

  • Makenzie Burke and Elizabeth Bartlett, Biological and Behavioral Sciences, “Anxiety and Depression Correlation Between Susceptibility of Cult Affiliation”

 Ed.D. Program in High Impact Collaborative Instruction

  • Twyla Baylor, Ed.D. Collaborative High Impact Instruction, “The Influence and Evolution of Cultural Competence in K12 Classroom Practice, Handbook Content, and Discipline Policies”
  • Tiandra Bland, Ed.D. Collaborative High Impact Instruction, “What Determines Investment into Fine Arts Program in Public High Schools.”
  • Klaire Brumbaugh, Ed.D. Collaborative High Impact Instruction, “An Exploration of Dress Codes in a Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program”
  • Alicia Green, Ed.D. Collaborative High Impact Instruction, “Examining the Self-Reported ACE Scores and Anxiety Levels in Student Teachers.”
  • Elyza Polsky, Ed.D. Collaborative High Impact Instruction, “Individual Placement and Review Committee Process: Perceptions of Parents of Students Who Are Both Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Autistic.”
  • Joan Turner, Ed.D. Collaborative High Impact Instruction, “Manifestation Determination Review Procedures: Are District Guidelines Followed and are Expressive and Receptive Language Skills of the Student Considered?”

 Speech-Language Pathology

  • Sarah Alagna, Speech-Language Pathology, “Post-Aphasia Diagnosis: The Impact of Social and Emotional Stress on Language”
  • Max Atzemis, Speech-Language Pathology, “Reframing the Goals of Stuttering Therapy: A Literature Review of Clients’ Outcomes in Stuttering Therapy”
  • Abby Bagby, Speech-Language Pathology, “NICU Premature Oral Motor Intervention”
  • Regan Brisker, Speech-Language Pathology, “Advantages of AAC use in Individuals with SATB2 Gene Mutation.”
  • Connie Chiang, Speech-Language Pathology, “Counseling Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Exploring SLP’s Role”
  • Kelsey Christman, Speech-Language Pathology, “Verbal Expressive Language Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome: What Works?”
  • Rose Colflseh, Speech-Language Pathology, “Cultural Responsiveness in Assessing Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder”
  • Mckenzie De La Cruz, Speech-Language Pathology, “Treatment Strategies for a Gestalt Language Learner”
  • Christopher Durr, Speech-Language Pathology, “Dementia: Effects on the Language Skills of Bilingual Speakers”
  • Elizabeth Fleming, Speech-Language Pathology, “Individuals with TBI: Language Processing and Pragmatic Considerations”
  • Rachel Fortney, Speech-Language Pathology, “Music Perception in Cochlear Implant Users”
  • Allison Frey, Speech-Language Pathology, “People with Aphasia Rehabilitation: Post-Stroke Depression Considerations”
  • Alexandra Gray, Speech Language Pathology, “A Case History of Non-Causational Autism and Hearing Loss Diagnoses”
  • Riley Guffey, Speech-Language Pathology, “Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)”
  • Joclyn Key, Speech Language Pathology, “Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with ADHD”
  • Alyssa Keune, Speech-Language Pathology, “Peer Socialization for Individuals Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing”
  • Grace Kite, Speech-Language Pathology, “Taking Down Barriers to Work with People Who are Deaf.”
  • Camryn Lee, Speech-Language Pathology, “Creating a Positive Parent-Professional Relationship in an Early-Intervention Setting”
  • Natalie McDowell, Speech-Language Pathology, “Prevalence of Voice Disorders in Cheerleaders”
  • Hope Meyers, Speech-Language Pathology, “Why Speech Therapists Are Using Non-Words to Treat Speech Sound Disorders in Children”
  • Anne Murphy, Speech-Language Pathology, “The Effect of the use of Enhanced Milieu Teaching on the Expressive Language Skills of Young Children with Autism”
  • Margaret O’Brien, Speech-Language Pathology, “Neurodiversity Affirming Goal Writing”
  • Alexis Parkinson, Speech-Language Pathology, “Enhancing Language Skills in Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing With Alternative Augmentative Communication.”
  • Casey Ripplinger, Speech-Language Pathology, “Infant Cognition as a Predictor of Language Development”
  • Sarah Schuckmann, Speech-Language Pathology, “Aphasia Beyond the Western Aphasia Battery Cutoff: What to do?”
  • Samantha Schuneman, Speech-Language Pathology, “Benefits of Interprofessional Collaboration for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students”
  • Tra’Mya Sims, Speech-Language Pathology, “Closing the Gap: Socioeconomic Status and Hearing Inequality”
  • Genevieve Streeter, Speech-Language Pathology, “Speech-Language Pathologists’ Experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Public-School Early Childhood Setting”
  • Megan Wich, Speech-Language Pathology, “Supporting AAC Users with Complex Communication Needs in Community Settings”

Congratulations to all of our students on the presentation of your projects and your passion in the delivery of your findings. We are proud of you!


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