papers

The following papers are all from writing assignments I have had in various courses throughout my years in higher ed. Unlike my blog, these are not edited for readability with a general audience in mind; instead they are always written for a specific academic audience. For each paper that I list, there will be a brief description of what it is, that is not an abstract. From this description you should be able to garner what academic audience I was writing for. If you have any questions about these papers, please go to my contact page.

contemporary worship and theology

In the applied project for my senior capstone course, through a short eBook,  I briefly discuss the face of the “Worship Wars” throughout history, and then analyse a contemporary worship song theomusicologically–a treat of music theory and theological analysis as equals. At the end of my paper, I offer a challenge to the contemporary idea of worship with an older definition from Augustine.

the controversies of BWV 245

In the final term paper for my Music History I course, I give a brief historical overview of J.S. Bach’s St John Passion, and then discuss the past and present controversies that have surrounded this magnificent piece of music.

christianity and mysticism (medieval trinitarian theology)

In the final term paper for my History of Medieval Philosophy course (very brief read), I give a very brief historical overview of the development of trinitarian theology in Christianity regarding the Patristic Era and Councils. I describe the two prolific understandings of the trinity from the Scholastic Period, and then defend the understanding I find more reminiscent of modern evangelical trinitarian theology.

primacy vs. recency in sugar-reinforced flavor preference learning

In the final term paper for my Learning course, I describe, report, and discuss the findings from the project my entire class did. In this experiment we investigated the effects of primacy and recency on preference for sugar conditioned water flavors. This paper is in standard format for a psychology paper, with a lengthy methodology section and detailed statistical reporting.

posters

The following posters are all from presentation assignments I have had in various courses throughout my years in higher ed. Like the papers above, these posters are tailored to a specific academic audience, thus these are not checked for readability pertaining to general audiences. Furthermore, these are all meant to be utilised as someone is explaining the massive amounts of information contained within them, such as actograms. If you have any questions about these posters, please go to my contact page.

the effect of fluoxetine on locomotion, orientation and righting times in American horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus

In the final assignment for my Neurobiology course, me and a team of student researchers investigated the effects of fluoxetine (Prozac), a very commonly prescribed antidepressant, and its effect on the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus. This poster was presented at Plymouth State University’s 2018 Student Showcase for Excellence.

the effects of two antihypertensives on the locomotion of juvenile American horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus

In my independent study, I investigated the effects of two commonly prescribed antihypertensive drugs, Valsartan and Propranolol, and their effects on American Horseshoe Crabs, Limulus polyphemus. This poster was presented at Plymouth State University’s 2019 Student Showcase for Excellence.