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Because West Chester University seeks to be a leader in local, regional, and global sustainability efforts, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has collaborated with the Office of Sustainability to create a special designation for those Research and Creative Activity Day projects that perpetuate the health and welfare of people, economies, and the environment. Thus, all abstracts identified with the Brandywine B reveal the many ways that West Chester University faculty and students are helping to design, implement, evaluate, and improve a variety of environmental, social, and economic sustainability activities.

The College of Education and Social Work

Counselor Education

Lauren Andrulewich:

  • Fostering Health Disability Identity Development in College Students


Emily Duckett:

  • The Evaluation of a Soft Skills Curriculum in Athletic Training Education: A Mixed Methods Study

Thomas Pantazes:

  • Online Instructors' Use of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning Design Principles: A Mixed Methods Investigation

John Linetty:

  • Mentorship Matters: An Instrumental Case Study of Mentorship in a Student Affairs Graduate Preparatory Program

Graduate Social Work

Melanie Snyder, Bayley Saffier, Abigail McLane, Colleen Keeler, & Zsa Zsa Alston:

  • Examining the Experiences of Community College Students

Veronica Gillen & Wendy Myers:

  • Impact of Paid Internships for MSW Students

Undergraduate Social Work

Sarah Vengen:

  • Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Coping among Children in the United States: A meta-analysis

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies


Early & Middle Grades Education

Dr. Crystal Loose, David Hearn, & Julia Formicola:

  • How Do Practice-Based Experiences Influence Preservice Teacher Preparation