Student Profiles | Kent State University

Student Profiles

From our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience fellows to our innovative and entrepreneurial graduate students, Kent State University and the Office of Student Research place a premium on student scholarship, research and innovation.
These profiles highlight the efforts and successes of our students, who are showing the Kent State community and the world how to do high-class research at every class level.

Tell us about your undergraduate or graduate-level research, innovation, and entrepreneurship!
Contact OSR Director Ann Gosky at agosky@kent.edu or 330-672-8037, or RASP Marketing and Public Relations Communication Specialist Dan Pompili at dpompili@kent.edu or 330-672-0731.

Angela Deibel

SURE Fellow Angela Deibel works on a fuel cell model with Dr. Yanhai Du and her labmates, grad students Sriram Matturi and Chaitran Chakilam.

Kent State University is trending toward interdisciplinary research, and pushing students to find their passion, while national business trends favor a focus on sustainability.

So one might say that Angela Deibel is a trendy young woman.

She is one of 35 students who participated in Kent State’s inaugural Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, and might just be the poster child for KSU’s inspiring drive to lead students toward their life’s purpose. She’s also not a bad model for the new research mantra: Innovation Occurs Where Fields Collide.

Mel Dickey

Mel Dickey

GRAD STUDENT RESEARCHES A SOLUTION TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PROBLEMS

Mel Dickey, Graduate Student, Higher Education and Student Personnel

For many, a graduate degree is a way to build a resume and be a better professional. For Mel Dickey, her graduate study is a chance to help make life better for millions of women on college campuses across America.

Brooke Long

Brooke Long

Doctoral Student sociologist says undegraduate research paved the way for her success

Brooke Long, Doctoral Graduate Student, Sociology

Who are we? What defines our identities and personalities? How are these affected by the labels we claim and associations we form?

Sociology Ph.D. student Brook Long wants to find out.

“I am a sociological social psychologist with an interest in identities,” Long said.

Robert Whipple

Robert Whipple

Robert Whipple, Senior, Pan-African Studies

Angela Ehrich

Angela Ehrich

Angela Ehrich, Senior, Psychological Sciences

How did you become involved in research at Kent State?

MyQuella Swogger

MyQuella Swogger

MyQuella Swogger, Senior, Fashion Merchandising

What do you research?

Brandon Whitecotton

Brandon Whitecotton

Brandon Whitecotton, Senior, Biological Sciences

What do you enjoy most about research?

Iliana Velez

Iliana Velez

Iliana Velez, Senior, Communications Studies

What are the benefits of participating in undergraduate research?

Fritz Yarrison

Fritz Yarrison

Fritz Yarrison, Doctoral Graduate Student, Sociology

What do you research?

Megan Kasperczyk

Megan Kasperczyk

Megan Kasperczyk, Senior, Psychological Sciences

What are your experiences in research?

Robert Woodruff

Robert Woodruff

Robert Woodruff, Senior, Biological Sciences

Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe, Junior, Chemistry

What do you research?