Makenna Poindexter

Mentor: Dr. Alexander Kaufman
Honors College

Edited a rare nineteenth-century pantomime which was presented at the NCHC Convention and published in the Robbins Digital Library.

Dr. Alex Kaufman writes, "Makenna transcribed and edited a rare nineteenth-century pantomime: Robin Hood; or, The Forester's Fate!, which was authored by F. C. Burnand. She also wrote all of the textual and explanatory notes for readers. She composed an author's biography, too.

Makenna disseminated her research and scholarship in two ways. First, she presented her work at the NCHC Convention in Dallas in November 2022 in a referred poster presentation session.

Second, her publication of the edited pantomime and the author's biography was published in The Robin Hood Project and also The Camelot Project, which are part of The Robbins Digital Library of the University of Rochester."

Griffin Hamilton

Griffin Hamilton

2021 TS Student Researcher
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer DeSilva
Department of History

Small Group Category Winner
StoryMaps Contest, Ball State GIS Day 2022

Dr. DeSilva writes, "Griffin used his historical skills to explore the development of a national discussion about morphine and cocaine, which contextualized accounts of addiction, illegal sales, and arrests in Muncie in the Gilded Age and Progressive Eras. By investigating the gendered narratives and racialization of drug use, Griffin's work helps us better understand how Muncie newspapers used Cocaine Alley to reinforce harmful stereotypes. Griffin's work in crafting narratives out of primary sources and situating Muncie within the current historiography, reveals how local history can uncover the deep roots of a continuing problem."

Taylor Bias

Taylor Bias

2021 TS Student Researcher
Mentor: Dr. Mary Konkle    
Department of Chemistry

American Chemical Society Scholarship Recipient

Dr. Mary Konkle writes “I am pleased to share the news that Taylor Bias has been selected to become a Scholar in the American Chemical Society’s Scholars Program. Taylor was selected as one of 130 scholarship recipients nationwide this year. To learn more, the link to the program is below. I am sure that her participation in the Teacher-Scholars Program helped to make her application competitive as a freshman. Taylor will be continuing research in our lab this summer with funding from the IN LSAMP Program. Taylor is a 21st Century Scholar and student in the Honors College.” 


Morgan Thatcher

2021 TS Student Researcher
Mentor: Dr. Matt Moore
Department of Social Work

Coauthored a manuscript based on work in the TS program

Dr. Matt Moore writes “Morgan engaged with faculty members from the University of Southern California and Kean University. She also engaged with Mission 89, which is an international non-profit focused on sport trafficking. With the help of these mentors, Morgan had an article accepted in the Sport Social Work Journal.”