Keynote 2019
Keynote 2019

Please join us on April 23, 2019 from 8:15 - 8:45a.m. for the Opening Keynote Address during the Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. The Opening Keynote Address will be held in the Greenwood Library Atrium.

This year's Opening Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Larissa Smith Fergeson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Longwood University, and a Longwood Alumna, Sarah Karamarkovich (Kessler), who is currently working on her PhD in Educational Psychology and Masters of Statistics. 

Sarah Karamarkovich (Kessler) graduated from Longwood University in 2015 with a BS in Psychology and BS in Mathematics. She earned her MS in Educational Psychology in 2017 from North Carolina State University. Sarah is still at NC State and is currently working on her PhD in Educational Psychology and Masters of Statistics. In 2017, Sarah received the National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship.

Sarah’s research focuses on mathematics cognition, development, and motivation in elementary students. It can be broken down into three main areas: fraction misunderstandings and how certain errors co-occur; patterns of mathematics motivation throughout the school year; and the role of emotions in mathematics. She is interested in studying how these phenomena change throughout the school year and develop over time to understand what influences mathematics achievement by looking at the multifaceted aspects of student characteristics.

Please come hear Sarah talk about her interesting career path and exciting life experiences, and about how participating in research while she was an undergraduate student at Longwood made a pivotal difference in her career.

Spring Showcase 2019 Detailed Schedule