July 16, 2021
Kennesaw State University’s Thomas Nisley has delved deeply into the Peace Corps, first as a volunteer worker helping communities in need and then as an academic researcher. His study indicates that the international assistance program is a significant and cost-effective component of the United States’ foreign affairs.
June 24, 2021
Research being conducted this summer by Kennesaw State University political science professor Thomas Rotnem could shape how the U.S. and other nations conduct foreign policy with Russia. As a Kennan Institute Summer Research Scholar, Rotnem is looking at Russia’s ambitious economic development plans in the Arctic, including development of the Northern Sea Route through the Artic Ocean.
June 11, 2021
Pursuing research in her field of behavioral neuroscience started more as a practical matter for Ebony Glover, fueled by a healthy dose of curiosity. As associate professor of neuroscience in Kennesaw State’s Department of Psychological Sciences, Glover has followed the path from her undergrad courses in the brain and behavior through a nearly 20-year research career.
June 10, 2021
It’s not every communications intern who arrives at their first day of work with 28 years’ experience. For the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and then-Kennesaw State University graduate student and intern Justin Webb, their collaboration resulted in three national video awards.
June 08, 2021
Gauging the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations is no simple task, but with the help of Kennesaw State faculty and students, the U.S. State Department can make more informed decisions for future peacekeeping action. This spring, Ph.D. students joined political science professor Charity Butcher in conducting research to help the U.S. Department of State evaluate its peacekeeping operations. Students worked with the Bureau of Peace Operations, and were tasked with providing a review of existing studies on effective peacekeeping and developing an evaluation tool the State Department could use to assess the ability of peacekeeping missions to achieve results on the ground.
May 27, 2021
Two parents grieving the unexpected loss of their daughter during her sophomore year at Kennesaw State University have partnered with the KSU Foundation to create the Amyah K. Dowdy Memorial Scholarship to honor her memory.
May 21, 2021
Kennesaw State University is building its research muscle through the addition of postdoctoral researchers — non-faculty staff who work to advance the institution’s scientific investigation in a wide range of disciplines. Since 2020, Kennesaw State has added 10 postdoctoral researchers across five colleges, including several postdoctoral researchers who are the first for the departments and colleges they serve. It’s a natural part of KSU’s growth as a research university, according to Bill Diong, associate vice president for research.
May 12, 2021
Artis Trice became dedicated to the issues of community hunger and food insecurity while he was a student at Kennesaw State University, and he will continue that commitment well beyond the graduation day he’s celebrating this week. Trice is one of only 18 recipients nationwide of a 2021-22 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a yearlong program through the Congressional Hunger Institute. Beginning this summer, he will work for six months with a community organization dealing with food security at the local level and then spend six months in Washington, D.C., with a policy organization or federal agency to conduct research and support anti-hunger policy on the national level.
May 05, 2021
Kennesaw State University graduate student Gabrielle Pajak has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study in Jordan, providing another step toward a career she plans related to human rights issues.
April 21, 2021
English classes can help students analyze websites that target sales to teenagers, and English teachers can help students think critically about memes and their role in enflaming social divisions, according to Darren Crovitz, professor of English and English education at Kennesaw State University. Crovitz, director of English education, has studied how to help future English teachers teach their students about the internet content they encounter every day.