2014 GSE Student Research Symposium

"Rethinking Access: Developing Multicultural Pathways in Education"

The 2014 GSE symposium invites students and professionals to share their work in the classroom and in the field as we network across disciplines to build greater understanding.

The 21st Annual GSE Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center. The 2013 Symposium was a great success for many student presenters. Please participate and share GSE's aspirations to give students authentic experiences before they begin their first years as professionals in a range of fields.


To help build connections within GSE and to showcase the extraordinary work that is being pursued by all GSE students, the Symposium invites graduate students to present their research or degree-related work in an environment that imitates regional, national, and international conferences important to various fields' associations and affiliations.

Important Dates

Thursday, March 13, 2014 (by 11:59 p.m., end of day) — Proposal Form Deadline
Thursday, March 20, 2014 — Presenters notified of acceptance/presentation/panel members.
Monday, March 31, 2014 — Final Day to Register

The 2014 GSE Student Research Symposium
is Co-Sponsored by:

GSE Dean's Office
CSEP Chair
ELP Chair
LAI Chair
LIS Chair
Sub Board 1, Inc.
GSA Argentine Tango Club
Gail Paradise Kelly Memorial Lecture

Thank You

Student Presentations

Presentations meet a range of student objectives and illustrate a range of formats and professional interests:

  • dissertation findings to workshops informed by fieldwork.
  • in-progress research and completed studies.

Students may submit proposals:

  • as a pre-assembled panel or individually.
  • in one of the various formats (paper presentation, poster, or workshop) to best reflect their degree, career, and academic objectives.

GSE faculty members will serve as the session moderators. Faculty will be assigned to moderate panels as needed, however students may also suggest a faculty moderator when submitting their proposal.

If you are planning a presentation at a spring or summer conference, this is a wonderful forum for practicing and polishing presentations. We also encourage adapted class projects and papers.

Event Information and Tentative Schedule

Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:15 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
2402 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068 (directions)
begins at 8:15 a.m.
Session 1 begins at 9:30 a.m.

Download Symposium Agenda


Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:15 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Sign-In
8:15 a.m.–9:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Fresh Fruit, Juices, Coffee, Decaf & Tea
8:30 a.m.–9:20 a.m. Poster & Paper Presentations/Networking
9:30 a.m.–10:20 a.m. Panel Session #1
10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Panel Session #2
11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Panel Session #3
12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch is served
12:45 p.m.–12:50 p.m. Jaekyung Lee
Introductory Remarks
GSE Dean Dr. Jaekyung Lee
12:50 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Charles Zukoski
Welcome Address to Keynote Speaker
Provost Charles F. Zukoski
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. Terrell Strayhorn
Keynote Address, 2014 Gail Paradise Kelly Memorial Lecture Speaker
Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. Panel Session #4
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. Panel Session #5

Symposium Events

Along with the student presentation sessions, the complimentary breakfast and lunch provide opportunities for presenters and attendees from all areas of GSE to connect around an education-related theme, discuss the sessions, and engage in other collaborative conversations.

Morning Poster Session

Great news! The GSE Student Research Symposium committee applied to and has been awarded the SBI Programming Grant to cover supply costs and to support GSE students who need financial support to print posters. With this grant we were able to subsidize the full cost of printing a poster for each of the 10 posters accepted for presentation at the symposium.

We invite you to come see what graduate students in GSE have been studying and researching over the past year. Students who attend the morning poster presentation session will be entered into a raffle to win a $50.00 gift card to Wegmans. Posters will be displayed in the main ballroom from 8:30–9:20 a.m. during the breakfast and networking event. Several faculty will evaluate the posters and select an outstanding poster for recognition. The student or group of students with the top poster will receive a certificate of acknowledgement. Thank you to all of our poster presenters!

Congratulations to Shannon Shisler, Benjamin Norris, and Tyler Rinker of CSEP for designing the winning poster, "A Multivariate Meta-Analysis of Student Misbehavior and Teacher Burnout."

Keynote Speaker

A keynote address will be given during the lunch hour which will reflect and elaborate on this year's theme and provide an academic context for the symposium.

This year's speaker is provided by the 2014 Gail Paradise Kelly Memorial Lecture Sponsorship.
Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he also serves as Director of the Center for Inclusion, Diversity, and Academic Success (IDEAS), EHE Chief Diversity Officer, Faculty Research Associate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, and Senior Research Associate in the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center for African American Males.


Registration for the 2014 GSE Student Research Symposium is now closed. This year, we had an amazing response and can no longer accept any additional guests, as the event is at capacity.

Registration fees will only be collected from those who have registered and have received an email confirmation.

  • The registration may be paid at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union).
  • Due to unforeseen difficulties, we are no longer accepting registration payment via the online SBI Ticket Office website. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Tickets will also be available during the day of the event for those who have registered and received an email confirming registration, and for all presenters and moderators. CASH and CHECKS will be the only acceptable forms of payment.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will attend next year's symposium. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at gsesymposium2014@gmail.com


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Rebecca Borowski, ELP
Heather Hagenbuch, ELP
Christian Urcia, ELP
GSE Student Research Symposium Co-Chairs