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    Rachel Yoho

    Rachel Yoho
    2016 Symposium Panel

    Rachel Yoho is a scientist interested in the intersection of energy technologies, science education, and policy. She graduated from Capital University in 2012, where she was awarded the 2010 James L. and E. Marlene Bruning Undergraduate Research Award. Rachel was the first student to represent Capital University at the Posters on the Hill Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C, with her mentor, Dr. Patrick Shields. During her time as an undergraduate, she completed an internship at Battelle Memorial Institute (Columbus, Ohio) in advanced materials development and a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst developing standardized electrochemical methods for investigating lithium ion conductivity. Based on her undergraduate work and proposed graduate research, she was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship during her final year at Capital. While pursuing her Ph.D. at Arizona State University, she utilized skills developed as an undergraduate through research, an Honors Thesis at Capital, and the summer REU. These skills were used to examine the extracellular electron transport mechanisms of certain microorganisms using advanced electrochemical techniques. Rachel investigates the presentation of renewable energy technologies and climate change in the high school and undergraduate educational systems. Rachel has over ten publications and editorial/perspective articles in journals such as ChemSusChem and Science. She has presented the results of her work at numerous national and international conferences.


    Brian Michael Murphy

    Brian Michael Murphy
    2016 Symposium Panel

    Brian Michael Murphy is an award-winning poet, scholar, and Assistant Professor in the Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He earned his BA in English at Capital University, where he presented at the Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship, as well as the STARS Conference (Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship), receiving the Lloyd O. Brown Award in 2001. He holds an MA and PhD in Comparative Studies from The Ohio State University, where he was the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship, a Tinker Field Research Grant, and the Margaret Lynd Graduate Associate Teaching Award. His poems have appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review, SLAB, and Kenning Journal, and have garnered prizes from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. He blogs about race, media preservation, and hip hop culture for The Kenyon Review, and teaches creative writing in the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. Previously, he has served as the Interim Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs at Capital, a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at Miami University (OH), and the College Readiness Coordinator at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University. He has given keynotes, performed, and presented scholarly papers at universities across the country and internationally, including Dartmouth College, Bowling Green State University, Juniata College, Université de Montreal, Universitat de Barcelona, and Wooster College. Currently, he is writing a book based on his dissertation research, tentatively titled We the Dead: Media, Preservation, and the Future of American Memory. He lives in Burlington with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.


    Dr. Kathryn Bell

    Dr. Kathryn Bell
    2106 Symposium Panel

    Dr. Kathryn Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in interpersonal violence, trauma, behavior analysis, and addictions. She graduated from Capital University in 1997, where she gave the student introductory address and presented at the Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship in 1998. Dr. Bell went on to pursue her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology at Western Michigan University. As part of her graduate training, she completed a clinical internship through the Boston Consortium, where she worked in the Behavioral Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and the Brockton VA Medical Center’s Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. Dr. Bell completed a two-year clinical research postdoctoral fellowship within The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and then went on to her first tenure-track assistant professor position within the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Northern Illinois University. She returned to teach at Capital University in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Dr. Bell is committed to providing clinical and research opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in the helping professions. Student members of her research laboratory conduct studies investigating trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and addictions. She has over twenty publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and presents regularly at professional conferences. In addition to her teaching, research, and administrative duties, Dr. Bell engages in clinical practice, serves as a reviewer for several specialty journals on violence and trauma, is a board member of the Bexley Science Scouts, and is a former co-chair of Capital’s Symposium Planning Committee.


    Dr. Ronald L. St. Pierre

    Dr. Ronald L. St. Pierre
    2016 Symposium Panel 

    Dr. Ronald L. St. Pierre served as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Capital University from 2006-2009. Currently, he is in his second term as a member of the Capital University Board of Trustees.

    Dr. St. Pierre received a B.S. degree from Ohio University, a Master's in Biology and a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from The Ohio State University. In 1965-1967, Dr. St. Pierre was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Duke University’s Division of Immunology. Dr. St. Pierre returned to The Ohio State University in 1967 as Assistant Professor of Anatomy, and was subsequently promoted and appointed Chairperson of Anatomy (1972-1981). During his long career at The Ohio State University, Dr. St. Pierre has served as Associate Vice President and Professor Emeritus, Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Interim Dean of the School of Public Health, and Executive Vice Dean of the College of Medicine. 

    Dr. St. Pierre's research interests encompassed public health Issues, immunology and cancer biology. He has published over 80 articles in the scientific press. In addition, he is co-author of the book Immunohematology. He has been a member and chair of study sections for the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and a member of a study section for the American Cancer Society.
    Among Dr. St. Pierre’s awards and honors are the Lederle Medical Faculty Award, The South-Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Prize for Basic Research in Human Development, The Ohio Governor’s Award for Distinguished Service, and The Medical Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2010, Dr. St. Pierre was selected as one of the 100 distinguished faculty members in the first century of existence of The OSU medical school.
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