Undergraduate Publications & Presentations

Undergraduate Publications & Presentations

At Alliant, student publications and presentations at industry conferences are part of our modus operandi, but did you know that our undergraduate students are just as active in these ventures as our distinguished graduate students?

Alliant faculty are not only preparing our students to enter their chosen fields poised for success. They are priming their students to become leaders in their fields—they are preparing their students to become their colleagues. Our faculty often work with their students to publish their work and present at leading industry conferences.

Check out the list of some of our undergraduate student publications and presentations over the past few years, as well as a few upcoming presentations at this year’s American Psychological Association (APA) conference in August:

Undergraduate Publications/Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Blumberg, D.M., Nardone, D., & Giromini, L. (under review). The motivation and satisfaction of senior volunteers in law

enforcement. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly.Blalock, H., Blumberg, D.M., & Giromini, L. (in press). Effects of acronyms on non-field scientific literature comprehension. Journal

of Behavioral and Social Sciences.Blumberg, D.M., Giromini, L., & Jacobson, L.B. (2016). Impact of police academy training on recruits’ integrity. Police Quarterly,

19, 63-86.
Blumberg, D.M., Giromini, L., & Gonzalez, D. (2015). The relationship between neighborhood factors and calls for police

service. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2, 188-194.

PRESENTATIONS

Lang, R. & Blumberg, D.M. (August, 2018). The Impact of Opinion Journalism on Bias Towards the Mentally Ill. Accepted for presentation at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA

Nardone, D., Blumberg, D.M., & Giromini. L. (August, 2018). The Motivation and Satisfaction of Senior Volunteers in Law Enforcement. Accepted for presentation at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Davis, K. & Blumberg, D.M. (February, 2018). The Impact of a Strict DUI Policy on Alcohol-Related Offenses in the Coast Guard. Paper presented at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Nardone, D. & Blumberg, D.M. (February, 2018). An Examination of the Motivation of Senior Volunteers in Law Enforcement. Paper presented at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Nardone, D. & Blumberg, D.M. (February, 2018) An Evaluation of the Satisfaction of Senior Volunteers in Law Enforcement. Paper presented at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Sandoval, K. & Blumberg, D.M. (February, 2018). A Critical Examination of the Controversy Surrounding Untested Rape Kits. Paper presented at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Velasquez, J. & Blumberg, D.M. (October, 2017). Increasing Adherence to Medical Advice with Culturally Competent Scripts: Spanish Speaking Type 2 Diabetes Patients. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society, Denver, CO.

Blalock, H., Blumberg, D.M., & Giromini, L. (August, 2017). Effects of Acronyms on General Comprehension of Non-Field Scientific Literature. Paper presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Ramirez, J. & Blumberg, D.M. (July, 2017). Native Language Jigsaw Learning in English-Only Classrooms: Promoting Multicultural Wellness. Paper presented at the 24th International Conference on Learning, Honolulu, HI.

Cabral, M., Blumberg, D.M., & Giromini, L. (January, 2017). The Impact of Individuals’ ACE Scores on Couples’ Marital Satisfaction: A Preliminary Report. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS), Las Vegas, NV.

Lewis, M. & Blumberg, D.M. (April, 2016). The Effects of Background Music on Working Memory. Presented at the Annual Convention of the California Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Blumberg, D.M., Giromini, L., & Gonzalez, D. (February, 2016). The Relationship Between Neighborhood Factors and Calls for Police Service. Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS), Las Vegas, NV.

Huntley, C.J., Stern, M.J., Grampp, L.A., Marquez, J., Keeran, K., Curci, W.P., Wildgoose, T., Alhassoon, O.M., & Gevirtz, R. (March, 2015). Association between trait anxiety, vagal tone, withdrawal and recovery. Poster presented at the Forty Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Austin, TX.

Stern, M.J., Grampp, L.A., Huntley, C.J., Marquez, J., Keeran, K., Wildgoose, T., Curci, W.P., Rompogren, J., Wollman, S.C., Hall, M.G., Alhassoon, O.M., & Gevirtz, R. (March, 2015). Relationship between cognitive performance and vagalfunctioning. Poster presented at the Forty Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Austin, TX.

Khalili, S., Gonzalez, D., Grampp, L., and Jellá, S. H. (2015, March). Student Driven Evaluation: Using Qualitative Action Design to Engage Undergraduate Students Toward Department Change. Presented at the 23h International Family Therapy Association’s (IFTA) Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jacobson, L. & Blumberg, D.M. (August, 2014). Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Presence of Siblings Among Peace Officer Cadets. Paper presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Blumberg, D.M. (March, 2013). Four Innovative Health and Wellness Programs for At-Risk Juveniles. Chairperson
of colloquium presented at the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Abbey, T. & Blumberg, D.M. (March, 2013). Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: A Healthy
Relationships Training Program for Pre-Adolescents. Presented at the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Escobedo, F. & Blumberg, D.M. (March, 2013). The Impact of Mindfulness Training on Anxiety and
Depression Reduction in Recovering Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Abusers. Presented at the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Escobedo, R. & Blumberg, D.M. (March, 2013). The Effects of Expressive Arts Therapy on Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy in Homeless Youth. Presented at the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Gilbert, J. & Blumberg, D.M. (March, 2013). Exercising the Mind: Reducing Depression and Substance
Abuse in Adolescents. Presented at the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Roberts, A., and Jellá, S. H. (2013, March). Student and Intern Perceptions of Working as an MFT. Presented at the 25th International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) Congress, Orlando, FL., USA.

Ray, D., Ordway, M., and Jellá, S. H. (2012, March). Advancing the Profession: Family Therapy Integration of For Profit Business Practice. Presented at the 24th International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) Congress, Vancouver, BC.