Concord University’s McNair Scholars Program, Psychology Faculty To Co-Host Undergraduate Research Day

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 10 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – On Thursday, April 16th the McNair Scholars Program and Psychology Faculty will co-host Concord University’s 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Day and Graduate & Professional School Fair in the Ballroom of the Jerry L. and Jean Beasley Student Center.

This event provides a professional venue for Concord students and McNair Scholars from Bluefield State College and West Virginia State University to share their research and other academic work with the Concord community and guests.

Student presentations are expected to vary in nature, style, and degree of completion.  Poster and paper (oral) sessions will be arranged to accommodate qualitative and quantitative projects.  Nearly 100 posters are slated for concurrent presentation during a 90 minute slot.  Fourteen oral presentations will be scheduled in 15 minute slots (four per hour).

The program begins with welcoming remarks at 9:30 a.m. Paper Session One will be held from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Ballroom. Paper Session Two will be held in the Ballroom and AB Conference Room from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Poster Session will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Concord University President Dr. Kendra Boggess will offer greetings at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom. Professor of Psychology Dr. Karen Griffee will introduce the keynote speaker. The keynote address will begin at 2:15 p.m.

Dr. Michael R. Markham, a leading expert in the neurobiology of animal communication systems, will deliver the keynote address.  His distinguished career includes university teaching, renowned research in basic behavioral conditioning and neuroscience, and academic leadership.  He currently serves as the Case-Hooper Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Oklahoma. 

The Graduate & Professional School Fair is expected to include approximately 15 regional institutions.  Participants include East Tennessee State University, Hollins University, Marshall University, Virginia Tech, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University among others.

The Graduate & Professional School Fair begins at 10 a.m.

Concord’s Undergraduate Research Day and Graduate & Professional School Fair is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Rod Klein at (304) 384-6019 or  Dr. Klein directs the University’s McNair Scholars Program and serves as a Professor of Psychology. 


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.