Academics, College of Education, Physical Therapy

CSU Colleges Host First Graduate Research Day

By Jan Joslin | May 16, 2024

Charleston Southern University’s first Graduate Research Symposium on April 12 featured research from College of Health Sciences and the College of Education.

Research projects presented were:

  • “Upper Extremity Rotator Cuff Tear in a College Baseball Player: A Case Study”
    • Authors: Jackson Dempsey and Emoni Thomas 
    • Faculty Sponsor: Haleigh Gray, PhD
  • “Grade Three ATFL and CFL Sprain: A Case Study”
    • Authors: Jasmine Reese, Ashleigh Harris and Hunter Mixon
    • Faculty Sponsor: Haleigh Gray, PhD
  • “What about the Parents? Exploring Parental Perceptions of Chronic Absenteeism”
    • Author: Trevon Fordham
    • Faculty Sponsor: Tonya Houston, PhD
  • “Measuring Psychological Safety in South Carolina Teachers”
    • Author: Jami Garrard 
    • Faculty Sponsor: Tonya Houston, PhD
  • “Start by Believing: Identifying Rape Myths and Trauma-Informed Beliefs Among Detectives in Sexual Assault Cases Using Content Analysis”
    • Author: Aurelia Sands Belle
    • Faculty Sponsor: Tonya Houston, PhD
  • “Associations Between LESS and Lower Extremity Stiffness During Hopping”
    • Authors: Jonathan Browning SPT, James Gadue SPT, Karissa Mitchell SPT, Molina Otte SPT, Ryan Rizk SPT
    • Faculty Sponsor: FJ Goodwin, PT, PhD, DPT
  • “Immediate Effects of Dry Needling on Gluteus Medius Muscle Performance”
    • Authors: Jude Blubaugh SPT, James Floyd SPT, Sheldon Snyder SPT, Annabeth Watkins SPT
    • Faculty Sponsors: Timothy Gosnell, PT, DPT; Jacob Thorp, PT, DHS
  • “The Effectiveness of Aquatic Therapy on Patients with COPD”
    • Authors: Caroline Johnston SPT, Tyson McClain SPT, Chris Cuomo SPT
    • Faculty Sponsors: Becky Schoeneberg, PT, PhD, DPT; Kerri Borton, PT, DPT
  • “Comparing Published Military Concussion Protocols to Treatment Received by Military Personnel or Veterans”
    • Authors: Allison Hair SPT, Austin Hampton SPT, Evan Rapp SPT, Sam Durbin SPT, Jack De Burgh SPT
    • Faculty Sponsors: Angelina Stagliano, PT, PhD, DPT; Austin McPhail, PT, DPT
  • “Effect of Participation in an Adaptive Sports Program on the Physical and Social Functioning of Children with Intellectual Disabilities. A Systematic Review.”
    • Authors: Karcyn McKee SPT, Megan Giddens SPT, Kendall Schweers SPT, Kelci Brown SPT
    • Faculty Sponsors: Janet Tankersley PT, PhD, DPT; Amanda Feller, PT, DPT
  • “Lower Extremity Case Study: Lumbar 6 and Disk Tear”
    • Authors: Brittney Cothran, Carlee Seaborn & Dazia Hammond; 
    • Faculty Sponsor: Haleigh Gray, PhD
  • “African American Leaders in Conservation Nonprofits: The Intersection of Identity and Organizational Identification”
    • Author: Sherri Fields
    • Faculty Sponsor: Krista Allison, PhD
  • “Phenomenological study of the Motivations for African American Families to Homeschool their Children”
    • Author: Emma Tartt
    • Faculty Sponsor: Krista Allison, PhD
  • “Navigating New Frontiers in Education: Investigating Teachers’ Perceptions and Self-Efficacy in Utilizing Adaptive Learning Platforms”
    • Author: MyKeida D Middleton
    • Faculty Sponsor: Krista Allison, PhD
  • “Rate of Force Development Between Various Strength Training Disciplines”  
    • Authors: Andee Morgan SPT, Kayli Rice SPT, Will Turner SPT, Rylan Williamson SPT
    • Faculty Sponsor: FJ Goodwin, PT, PhD, DPT
  • “Comparing Muscle Quality and Functional Muscular Endurance in Strength-Trained Athletes”
    • Authors: Brett Betsill SPT, Delaney Hood SPT, Brandt Little SPT, Jonathan Thomas SPT
    • Faculty Sponsor: FJ Goodwin, PT, PhD, DPT
  • “Investigating the Lived Experience of Caregivers for Patients with Neurological Conditions in Pro Bono University Clinics: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis”
    • Authors: Jessi Shirey SPT, Rachel Mauro SPT
    • Faculty Sponsor: Becky Schoeneberg, PT, PhD, DPT
  • “The Efficacy of FES Cycling on Locomotor Function in Patients Post Stroke: A Systematic Review”
    • Authors: Margaret Vaughn SPT, Courtney Staudt SPT, Jatyra Holmes SPT
    • Faculty Sponsor: Becky Schoeneberg, PT, PhD, DPT
  • “The Use and Knowledge of Blood Flow Restriction in Clinics”
    • Authors: Courtney Lizer SPT, Rachel Leyrer SPT, Tim Cobb SPT, Drew Evanoff SPT
    • Faculty Sponsor: Angelina Stagliano, PT, PhD, DPT; Austin McPhail, PT, DPT
  • “Describing the Effect of Muscle Tears on Pelvic Floor Musculature in Female Donors”
    • Authors: Ashley Grimes SPT, Sydney Thompson SPT, Lexi Schmaltz SPT, Carley Camp SPT
    • Faculty Sponsors: Douglas R Keskula, PT, PhD, AT-Ret; Megan Rome, PT, DPT
  • “Describing Relationships Between Hip and Pelvic Mobility with Pelvic Floor Musculature: A Female Donor Study”
    • Authors: Erin Bergmann SPT, Mikayla Creswell SPT, Alayna Karagiannis SPT, Jasmine McClendon SPT
    • Faculty Sponsors: Douglas R Keskula, PT, PhD, AT-Ret; Megan Rome, PT, DPT

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