Shenandoah University has announced the 22 students who were selected as its inaugural Student Research Publications Institute summer fellows.
These students were chosen following an application process and represent a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs at SU. Undergraduate students who were selected as summer fellows are Skye Austin ’23 (Environmental Studies); Jahveesha Combs ’23 (Biology, Psychology); Yohanna Diaz-Amaya ’24 (Public Health, Spanish); Scott Goodrich ’26 (Political Science); Gabrielle Koon ’23 (English); Savannah Lewis ’25 (Biology); Meredith Lloyd ’24 (Biology, Psychology); Patrick Maneval ’23 (Exercise Science, Psychology); Danielle Schneider ’26(Environmental and Sustainability Studies); Kaelyn Speakman ’23 (Psychology); Allyson Trunzer ’23 (Public Health, Dance); Madison Upperman ’24 (Biology, Conservation Science and Management); Justus Whittington ’23 (Biology, Public Health).
Graduate summer fellows are Dahlia Ashford ’26 (D.Prof. in Organizational Leadership, graduate certificate in Business Analytics); Polly Baldridge ’28 (D.M.A. in Voice Pedagogy); Swati Bansal ’23 (Doctor of Pharmacy); Wayne David Hubbard ’24 (M.S. in Organizational Leadership, graduate certificate in Business Analytics); Adam Knight ’25 (Doctor of Pharmacy); Elias McGhie ’24 (Master of Business Administration); Marita Stryker ’29 (D.M.A. in Voice Pedagogy); Hanaa Unus ’26 (D.Prof. in Organizational Leadership); Julie Wyckoff ’26 (D.Prof. in Organizational Leadership).
The SU Student Research Publications Institute is a limited professional development opportunity offered in collaboration with the Publication Academy and funded by the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation. The institute is free to SU students who want to develop and hone their ability to produce academic writing for peer-reviewed journals, papers, poster presentations, conferences and more.
All Shenandoah students were eligible to apply for the institute, and summer fellows were chosen from the pool of applicants.
What an incredible group for our inaugural year. We’re incredibly thankful that Publication Academy chose Shenandoah University as a partner, enabling us to provide this tremendous opportunity for our students. We look forward to growing this partnership with Publication Academy for years to come.”
Amy Sarch, Ph.D., Shenandoah University associate provost for academic affairs
“We are thrilled to offer this training opportunity to SU students who are aspiring published authors,” said Shenandoah Professor of Public Health Audra Gollenberg, Ph.D., who is the live webinar facilitator for the Student Research Publications Institute. “This institute will provide the necessary training to jumpstart their research careers.”
Through the institute, which takes place from May 31-Aug. 9, and includes synchronous and asynchronous elements, students will learn how to formulate and structure a manuscript for publication, prepare professional figures and graphs for displaying results, select the best journal for their work, and navigate the peer review process, respond to reviewer comments and revise their manuscript accordingly.
Publication Academy is thrilled to be partnering with Shenandoah University to bring its outstanding undergraduate and graduate student scholars access to these cutting-edge training resources. As one of the most innovative private universities in the state, Shenandoah University was a clear first choice for offering this best-in-class program, and we are excited to serve SU’s students both this year and in the future.”
Jay Singh, Ph.D., Ph.D., founder and CEO of Publication Academy