Interdisciplinary Research Series


IRS Call for Research Proposals:

All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit via e-mail to Dr. Michael Rogers ( research projects to be considered for presentation at future unassigned MRS sessions. 

The deadline for Fall 2017 proposals is 5 PM April 28th! 

Each session will have ONLY one research project presented. Projects can be either individual or collaborative and interdisciplinary research is encouraged.  Research projects may be of either a qualitative or quantitative nature or both. Proposals should include a title and a draft of the paper or Powerpoint for evaluation by the MRS board.

Who Can Participate:

Faculty and graduate students in all academic colleges and departments are encouraged to:

  1. attend our Multidisciplinary Research Series (MRS) sessions and
  2. submit research proposals to be considered for presentation at future MRS sessions

Below view the spring 2017 presentations for the Interdisciplinary Research Series (IRS).For more information on the IRS or to see how you can be involved, please click here

Click here to view: Interdisciplinary Research Series (IRS) Presentations


Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

“An Investigation of the Effect of Project-based Learning on Students’ Self-regulation and Self-Efficacy Perception in Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Online Learning Environment”

For those who were unable to attend the talk, below are links to his PowerPoint presentation and research paper.

Dr. Ibrahim's Research Paper

Dr. Ibrahim's PowerPoint Presentation




Frank Graeff, Program Director at Grants Resource Center

Web demonstration on how to utilize the Grants Resource Center website

For those who were unable to attend the webinar, visit for more information. 


Dr. Rebecca T. Garvin, Assistant Professor of English

“A Linguistic Landscape revisited: A longitudinal study of the transformations of the LL in Markham, Canada, from 2003-2013”

For those who were unable to attend the talk, below is a link to the Tegrity recording to the talk.

Dr. Garvin's Presentaton


Dr. Newton Hilliard, Dr. Efosa Idemudia, Dr. Rebecca Wiewel, Dr. Turaj Ashuri, IRC Directors

Panel Discussion with the Interdisciplinary Research Center


Dr. Jordan Thibodeaux, Assistant Professor of Psychology

“What Are Athletes Saying to Themselves?  Self-talk and Motivation in Youth Tennis”

Dr. Jordan Thibodeaux's Presentation



Dr. Jeff Woods, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

"The Other Warriors in Vietnam"

Dr. Jeff Woods' Presentation





Dr. Alen J. Tackett, UAMS

Using Proteomics to Investigate Public Health Issues and discussing the Arkansas INBRE program


Dr. Suveyda Karakaya (Turkish Citizen, Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee)

“Islam, Violence, and Civil War”

 Dr. Karakaya's talk photo album link:

 Dr. Karakaya's talk slide show: