ODI Scholars present at EHE Research Forum

ODI Scholars present at EHE Research Forum

On February 13, 2020, several Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Scholars presented their research at the Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, which highlights the research efforts of the college's faculty, postdocs, research scientists and graduate and undergraduate students.

Demetrius Brandon

Dimetrius Brandon (pictured above), along with fellow presenters Kieley Stroupe, Ruri Famelia, Yung-Ju Chen, Jacqueline Goodway, and Laura Justice, presented a poster entitled, “Promoting Early Years Physical Literacy through Summer Success: SKIPing to Motor Competence in Young Children from Disadvantaged Communities.”

The study determined if a four-week SS-SKIP motor skill intervention program delivered during a summer school readiness program would bring about significant improvements in children's FMS competence, a key physical literacy readiness skill. The study found that SS-SKIP brought improved FMS competence and resulted in less developmental delay.

Dimetrius, who is majoring in Sport Coaching, Rec and Physical Ed, is a Weiler Scholar in the College of Education and Human Ecology and active in ODI's Bell National Resource Center.

Rumbidzai Mushunje presents her research

Rumbidzai Mushunje (pictured above) presented on the topic, “A Bibliometric Analysis of Suicide Research and African American Children.” While White Americans have traditionally reported higher suicide rates than African Americans across all age groups, there has been a shift in the past 25 years. As a result of these changing national statistics, the purpose of Rumbi's study was to give a bibliometric overview of publications on African American suicide.

Rumbi is majoring in Psychology and is in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Young Scholars Program.

Sly Worthy, Jr

Sly Worthy, Jr., (pictured above) who is majoring in African-American and African Studies as well as Social Work, presented a poster on a “Bibliometric Analysis of School Resource Officers” along with Scott Graves. In a time where mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline in the United States are significant issues, research is needed to ensure that the inclusion of SROs in schools are a benefit to schools and the children they serve. Sly conducted this study to give a bibliometric overview of literature on school resource officers.

Sly is also an ODI Young Scholar and is also an ambassador within the Bell National Resource center.

Congratulations to all of our scholars for their research efforts!