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Individual Interdisciplinary Program to offer next series of information and research sessions

From Staff Reports | Apr 6, 2018

Three graduate students in Ohio University’s Individual Interdisciplinary Program (IIP) will present their research and discuss their experiences with the program during two more Friday sessions this semester, April 20 and 27, in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319.

The IIP, administered by the Graduate College, offers master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for interdisciplinary study with a focus outside of other degree programs at the university. The program currently is accepting applications for the fall semester cohort (deadline June 1) and the spring semester cohort (deadline Oct. 15).

The program is offering a series of three information sessions and research presentations in April for prospective students and faculty to learn more about why graduate students are enrolling in the program and the research, scholarship and creative work they are pursuing as part of their studies. The first event was held April 6.

The April 20 session, to be held from 2 to 3 p.m., will feature:

  • Joe Fox, a doctoral student who combines studies in entrepreneurship and instructional technology, will speak about how he decided to become a student in the IIP program and will present an overview of his current research, Anticipatory Socialization in Entrepreneurs Soliciting Resources from Angel Investors. His faculty guidance committee members are David Moore of The Patton College of Education and Luke Pittaway and Ikenna Uzuegbunam of the College of Business. 

The April 27 session, to be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., will feature:

  • Linsey Hugo, a master’s student who combines studies in higher education and business administration, will speak about how she decided to become a student in the IIP and will present an overview of her current research, Predicting Student Success with Data Analytics. Her faculty guidance committee members are David Horton of The Patton College of Education and Chris Moberg of the College of Business. Time of presentation: 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Katherine Rohrer, a doctoral student who combines studies in music and health sciences/communication, will speak about how she decided to become a student in the IIP and will present an overview of her current research, The Saliency of The Classical Singer; Holistic Vocal Research for Singers. Her faculty guidance committee members are John McCarthy and Jeffrey Russell of the College of Health Sciences and Professions and Chris Hayes, Debra Rentz and Bradley Naylor of the College of Fine Arts. Time of presentation: 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

For more information about the IIP program, visit https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/individual-program-study or contact Director Kamile Geist at geistk@ohio.edu.