Enhance your learning by collaborating with faculty mentors on research and creative projects. In the process, you’ll develop analytic skills and the confidence to succeed.
In addition to regional conferences and Hope’s own Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance, nearly every year we have student research projects accepted for presentation at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Our students have also co-authored research with faculty mentors and won state-level awards for their creative media projects. Read on for a sampling of recent faculty-student collaborations and contact individual faculty if you are interested in collaborative opportunities.
- RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Uncovering the Path to Reparation (NCUR 2021)
- Understanding Afrikaners' Perceptions of Affirmative Action (NCUR 2021)
- Portrayals of the Prototypical Student at a Small, Liberal Arts College: Exploring the Dark Side of Strong Organizational Culture (NCUR 2020)
- Classism and Racism in South Africa (NCUR 2020)
- Career, Calling and Well-Being (NCUR 2019)
- Understanding and Exploring the Reasons for Unsettled Race Relations in Post-Apartheid South Africa (NCUR 2019)
- Growing Creativity and Shrinking Traditions (NCUR 2018)
- A Photovoice Analysis of Happiness in Honduras, USA and Japan (NCUR 2017)
- A Feminist Reading of Darling Magazine (NCUR 2017)
- We’ve Been Trumped! Personality Predictors of Voting Behavior (NCUR 2017)
- Media Games: The Non-Athletic Framing of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games by the American Media (NCUR 2017)
- Racist Discourse on the Internet: A Study on 4CHAN.ORG (NCUR 2017)
- CO-AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS
Dr. Stephanie Pangborn, with Dr. Brandon Boatwright (Clemson University), co-authored an article with students Caleigh Miller and Madelyn Velting in Health Communication: “‘I don’t feel like a hero’: Frontline healthcare providers’ social media storytelling during COVID-19.”
Dr. Sarah Kornfield has co-authored publications with students Kristen Noack and Nicolette DeSantis. “Speed Discussion,” an article that was co-authored with Noack, is published in Communication Teacher and will help future professors lead better discussion activities during class. “The Language of Gender,” a chapter that was co-authored with DeSantis, appears in GenderSpectives and will help students understand how language and gender interconnect.
- STUDENT-LED CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS
Our students have been recognized for their creative productions by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
- 2021 Second Place – Documentary Division, A Search for Belonging, produced by Kaleigh McKee, Alec Suchan, Bre Nolan and Sam Joachim
- 2020 Student Award for Excellence – Long Form Fiction, Detestable Tendencies, produced by Ben Douma
- 2016 First Place – Mini Documentary category, Shaped by Flames, produced by Noah Jurik and Tony Byrne
Hope students Catherine Hagenbush (COMM), Julian Gonzalez (COMM) and Annika VanEyl (PSYCH) produced a recycling video for the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute.
- DIGITAL RESEARCH PROJECTS
Challenging Borders: Displaced Persons is a GLCA initiative to fund collaborative scholarship on the broad topic of borders. As part of this initiative, Dr. Jayson Dibble, along with students enrolled in his 300-level course on persuasion, collaborated with an international partner from Forman Christian College, Pakistan, to create:
- A short video that offers a research-based, persuasive message to counterbalance the negative rhetoric surrounding refugees in war-torn areas like Syria
- An interactive infographic that lets users learn research-based information about how refugees impact host countries
Dr. Marissa Doshi, worked with Hope Hancock ’16, a communication minor and Mellon Scholar, on a digital timeline project that compared youth music festivals (Woodstock and Coachella) to analyze changing discourses of cultural citizenship.
Interested in Research?
Our faculty look forward to collaborating with students on research projects. Visit faculty pages to learn about their research interests or to identify a mentor for your project.
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