Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Library Research Award

Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Library Research Award, an annual award given to Pepperdine students for the best scholarly or creative projects that utilize library resources, collections, and services. The winners are as follows:

Lionel Ong
Best Undergraduate Student Project
Project Title: Measuring Support for Multiethnic Parties in Zambia

Lionel is a Political Science and Economics major at Seaver College. His research interests include ethnic politics, governance in developing countries, foreign aid, agricultural economics, and behavioral science in public policy. Lionel’s future plans include development research and consulting, political consulting, and government advising in developing countries.

Colleen Brazill-Murray
Honorable Mention
Project Title: Professional Development: Steering, Badges, and a Hub

Colleen is pursuing an Education Doctorate in Learning Technologies at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her research interests include adolescent development and learning technologies. She plans to move from teaching into administration and to write a book that synthesizes learning science and mental health research. Her intention is to shift thinking about teaching, learning, and our approach to adolescent mental health.

Now in its fourth year, the Library Research Award continues to demonstrate the deep and varied ways Pepperdine students make use of library resources. The students’ work is inspiring and informative, and all of us at the libraries are glad to support our students in their academic research. More information about the award can be found here.

A reception will be held to honor the students on Tuesday, April 18th, from 3-4pm in TAC-1. Please join us!

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Library Research Award