Our Mission Statement
The University of Dallas Journal of Science was founded to perpetuate and showcase
academic excellence through scientific research, analysis, and discussion in the undergraduate
Managing Editor: Catherine Guilbeau
Catherine is a senior Psychology student at the University of Dallas. During the spring
of 2014 she served as the Psychology subject editor for UDJS and is currently the
managing editor of the journal. She conducted quantitative research on helping behavior
and presented her findings at the Southwestern Psychological Association in April
of 2014. Catherine has also conducted qualitative research on jealousy and is currently
working as a research assistant with University of Dallas psychology professors on
numerous research projects. She volunteers at Our Childrens House at Baylor in their
child life department and Contact Crisis Center as a crisis line specialist. Catherine
is excited to once again serve on the UDJS staff and looks forward to contributing
to the growth and success of the journal.
Chief Academic Editor: Ellie Carrano
Eleanor Carrano is a senior Biology major at the University of Dallas. She served
as the Biology subject editor for UDJS during the spring of 2014 and is currently
the journals academic editor. Pursuing an interest in marine science and fisheries
management, Eleanor has interned at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at home in California
and more recently, at the Arizona Department of Fish and Game. She is passionate about
the intersection of public communication and natural science. Her article on synthetic
biology appeared in Phi Beta Kappas Key Reporter during her writing internship for
the academic society. Eleanor was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in the spring of 2014,
and looks forward to representing the organizations emphasis on freedom of expression
in the liberal arts as academic editor this coming year.
Public Relations Specialist: Kathleen Ramirez
Kathleen is a senior Art Major with a focus in printmaking at the University of Dallas.
She has been working with publicity and advertising since her freshman year for numerous
clubs, organizations, and events. She is thrilled to count the UD Journal of Science
as one of them. Despite her focus in the humanities, she has a special love for biology,
psychology, and astronomy. Her future aspirations include becoming a storyboard artist
or animator, or working with advertising & marketing in the media, and writing and
illustrating children's literature.
Copy Editor: Beka Hale
Beka is a senior Education major at the University of Dallas after having transferred
from Virginia Tech, where she studied Math. She gained research experience while working
as a Funding Assistant for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and
currently works as an intern in the Financial Aid Office. As a new member of the UDJS
staff, Beka looks forward to working with the other officers to enhance the website
and promote knowledge of the journal.
Biology: Candace Langsfeld
Candace is a senior Biology and Pre- Physical Therapy student at the University of
Dallas. Throughout her time at the university, she has been an active member of Tribeta
Epsilon Tau, the honors biology society on campus, as well as a member of Pre-Health
society. She has shadowed at Our Childrens House at Baylor and Baylor Institute of
Rehabilitation with several different physicians including physical therapists as
well as surgeons. Candace is very excited to be working with the UDJS to help promote
the hard work of students at the University of Dallas.
Chemistry: Madeleine Ielmini
Madeleine, the University of Dallas Journal of Science (UDJS) Chemistry editor, is
a senior Biochemistry student at the University of Dallas. She is an enthusiastic
new member of the UDJS team and looks forward to helping the journal grow and develop.
Madeleine has conducted inorganic chemistry research, examining the spectroscopic
properties of specific compounds. This summer, 2014, she researched at the Baylor
College of Medicine and worked to identify potential genetic causes of urological
Physics: Michael Hoff
Michael is a senior Physics major with concentrations in applied mathematics and computer
science, and has conducted research in plasma physics at Baylor University. He intends
to go to graduate school and earn a master's degree in electrical engineering, and
he dreams of one day starting his own business. Michael plays rugby for UD's Groundhogs,
and is an avid reader and piano player.
Mathematics: Graeham Rieman
Graeham is a senior at the University of Dallas, majoring in Mathematics and Economics
& Finance. He has served as the Mathematics Editor for UDJS since the Spring of 2014.
He has applied mathematics to a wide variety of topics in his research, including
mnemonic techniques, personal consumption expenditure, and rugby performance metrics.
He has served as the Treasurer and President of the university's rugby club, and volunteers
with Americans for Prosperity.
Psychology: Katherine Curran
Katherine is a senior Psychology major at the University of Dallas. In the fall of
2013, she conducted quantitative research on the relationship between music and personality.
She presented her findings in the spring of 2014 at a convention for the Southwestern
Psychological Association. She has also conducted qualitative research on experiencing
jealousy. She is currently applying to graduate schools in pursuit of a career in
speech-language pathology. She has interned with the speech pathologists at Sunshine
Cottage School for Deaf Children in her hometown of San Antonio, TX. She is excited
to help expand the UDJS this year as the Psychology subject editor.
Economics: Christina Davis
Christina is a senior studying Economics at the University of Dallas. In 2013 she
was inspired by her summer accounting work to create the UDJS and serve as its founder,
managing editor, and Economics subject editor. She has also run multiple linear regression
analyses and data mining at the undergraduate level for a variety of research projects.
Christina worked for the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. conducting research
for a synthetic control method regression in relation to entry-level job licensure.
In addition to her economic research, she volunteers at the campus health clinic and
serves as Student Body President. As the current Economics subject editor, Christina
very enthusiastically hopes to see and be an active part of the exciting new things
in store for the journal this year.
Overall Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brown-Marsden
Subject Faculty Advisors:
Biology: Dr. Slaughter
Chemistry: Dr. Steinmiller
Physics: Dr. Moldenhauer
Mathematics: Dr. Phillips
Psychology: Dr. Garza
Economics: Dr. Doyle