James Scholl, Undergraduate Student Member
James Scholl is a third year undergraduate psychology student at the University of Tulsa. His research interests revolve around the exploration of cultural and ethnic variations in response to trauma.
James is currently involved in the TITAN project “Substance Abuse and Trauma in Incarcerated Women: An Effectiveness Study.” A pre-post treatment evaluation of a gender-specific, integrated treatment that targets trauma exposure and substance abuse in incarcerated females.
“As an avid learner, with a wide range of interest, joining TITAN was a natural development in my formal education. It has permitted me to expand my research interests across a variety of disciplines, and become more involved in scientific community.”
Kim Shields, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kim Shields is a third year under-graduate psychology student at the University of Tulsa. She is a member of TITAN (Tulsa Institute for Trauma Abuse and Neglect) and a part of Dr. Davis's research lab.
Kim is currently involved in a TITAN project that is evaluating a domestic violence treatment for male offenders through the Domestic Violence Intervention services. Kim is in charge of the data entry team and conducts data checks in addition to helping with data entry. Last year Kim presented findings from the project at the Student Research Colloquium at OU-Tulsa.
“I want to get involved in research on campus early in my college career, so that by the time I graduate I will have completed my own study, and can easily get into graduate and doctoral programs. The TITAN lab has already taught me a great deal about the research process, statistical findings, and the importance of trauma research.”
Clare Ryan, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Clare Ryan is a second-year undergraduate Presidential Scholar, Women’s & Gender Studies major, and research assistant in Dr. Newman’s trauma lab. Her research interests broadly deal with sexual violence against women and the role of the sex industry in the lives of the men and women who make their living in that area. Clare is currently involved with the Women in Recovery project in several capacities, including data entry and interviewing volunteers and staff to evaluate the effectiveness of the program as a whole.