Collaboration is an important part of conducting research and I have the privilege to work with the following groups of scholars.
Relational Pedagogy Intervention Group
Mark J. Reid, PhD (University of Nebraska-Kearney)
Angie Proctor (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Natalia Assis (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Our goal is to develop practical interventions to help teachers develop the skills to meet the needs of children who experience trauma. Based on the work by Karyn Purvis (Texas Christian University), our lab investigates the effects of trauma and trauma-informed practices in an educational setting.
Multi-Institutional Research Study of Graduate Student Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Montana State University
Iowa State University
University of Michigan
Texas A&M University-Commerce
This project is a RAPID grant funded project from the National Science Foundation. I work with Dr. Sarah L. Rodriguez to investigate the qualitative impact of COVID-19 on graduate students and their education. We pay particular attention to experiences of trauma, labor, and institutional support.
Stephen Reysen’s Social Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University-Commerce
Stephen Reysen, PhD
“The Social Research Laboratory is a community of scholars and scientists who are broadly interested in personal and social identity… Members of our lab examine several topics, such as intergroup relations, threats to the group, personal relationships, collective emotions, persuasion, global citizenship, gossip, fanship and fandom.” (Reysen)
Extraterrestrial Enthusiast Research Project
Daniel Chadborn, PhD (New Mexico Highlands University)
Courtney Plante, PhD (Bishops University)
Stephen Reysen, PhD (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Tracy Henley, PhD (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Crystal Quintana (New Mexico Highlands University)
Sulaimon Kasali (New Mexico Highlands University)
Frederick Sena (New Mexico Highlands University)
International Anthropomorphic Research Project
“A multidisciplinary team of scientists studying the furry fandom. Asking psychological, anthropological, and sociological questions, our team examines furry culture to help both furries and non-furries better understand the furry community.” (Furscience)
Dr. Stephen Reysen and I work directly in data collection at Texas Furry Fiesta. We interact with the community, distribute surveys, and educate the community about the scientific process and the psychology of themselves.
Psycho-Linguistic Humor Lab at Texas A&M University-Commerce
Tracy Henley, PhD
Salvatore Attardo, PhD
We investigate the jokes published in Playboy Magazine to understand the evolution of humor in America across the 20th century.
International Anime Research Project
“The International Anime Research Team is a multidisciplinary team of scientists studying the anime/manga fandom (as well as other fandoms)… We utilize multiple research methodologies from psychology, anthropology, and sociology to examine the reciprocal influence of fans and fandoms.” (Reysen)
Dr. Stephen Reysen and I work directly in data collection at AnimeFest. We interact with the community, distribute surveys, and educate the community about the scientific process and the psychology of themselves.