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Welcome to Rock Research Expo


Rock Research Expo (RRE) serves as a newsletter that keeps our campus informed of the scholarly endeavors and potential research opportunities for both faculty members and students. Specifically, Rock Research Expo aims to:

  • Share new knowledge of different disciplines on campus,
  • Provoke students’ interests and curiosity in knowledge exploration,
  • Promote long term academic communication and collaboration on campus, and most importantly,
  • Develop a success-driven environment of learning for both faculty members and students.


  • Recent publications of faculty members and students on campus (title, authors, and short abstract),
  • Research Projects and Grant Acquisition (title, authors, brief introduction),
  • Recent conference presentations, performances, and exhibitions of faculty members and students,
  • Announcement of research related activities on campus.


  • Anyone on campus can submit their information online or by email. Student submissions need to have a supporting letter or email from a faculty member,
  • The basic submission standards for the newsletter will be that the submitted material be legible, pertinent, and appropriate to present to the campus community,
  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their submissions. Newsletter editors and SRU will NOT be responsible for the verification of the submitted information.

Editorial Board

Dr. Jeffrey Forrest, Department of Mathematics, Tel: 724-738-2510, Email: 

Ms. Judy Silva, Bailey Library, Tel: 724-738-2658, Email:

Dr. Jialing Wang (Editor in Chief), Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Tel: 724-738-2383, Email:  

Advisory Board

Dr. Michelle Amodei, Department of Elementary Education/Early Childhood (CoE), Tel: 724-738-4758, Email:

Dr. Padma Anand, Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education (CoE), Tel: 724-738-2271, Email:

Dr. Mark Campbell, Academic Services (CLAS), Tel: 724-738-4410, Email:

Dr. William Covey, Department of English (CHFPA), Tel: 724-738-2362, Email:

Dr. Nicole Dafoe (Business Secretary), Department of Biology (CHES), Tel: 724-738-4955, Email:

Dr. Michael Holmstrup, Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences (CHES), Tel: 724-738-4667, Email:

Dr. Xin Jiang, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CHFPA), Tel: 724-738-4563, Email:

Mr. Sean Macmillan, Department of Art (CHFPA), Tel: 724-738-4289, Email:

Dr. Ahmad Shahidi, School of Business (CBISS), Tel: 724-738-4353, Email: ahmad.shahidi@sru.edi