Spotlight Student Research Forum

Spotlight Student Research Forum 2023

Be Inspired!  Be a Spotlight Participant or Be a Part of the Spotlight Audience.

Proposals Due: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Event Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023  

The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Spotlight Student Research Forum Call for Proposals. We welcome proposals from undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts who have or are in the process of conducting research projects or creative activities under the guidance of UTA faculty. Two student presenters will be chosen by a panel of judges to receive a $200 scholarship.

Students may submit a proposal in one of the following categories: Paper presentation, poster presentation or rendition. Please review the Call for Proposals for guidelines on crafting your proposal. Proposals must be electronically submitted by March 28th, 2023, using this registration link:

Each academic department has a Spotlight Faculty Liaison that can help you navigate the proposal process and connect you with potential faculty sponsors. The faculty liaisons are listed below and on the Call For Proposals.

Interested in presenting but have questions? Email Ms. Ami Keller Garnett ( for inquires.

Faculty Spotlight Liaisons

If you have questions, please contact your departmental contact for answers. This includes basic questions, such as “On what topic may I present?” or “Who will be my faculty mentor?”

Art & Art History
Dr. Leah McCurdy
Communication Dr. Mark Tremayne
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Patricia Eddings
English Dr. Sarah Shelton
History Dr. Paul Conrad
Linguistics and TESOL Dr. Ivy Hauser
Modern Languages Dr. Amy Austin
Music Prof. Megan Sarno
Philosophy Dr. Ken Williford
Political Science
Dr. Kayla Canelo
Sociology & Anthropology
Dr. Ashley Lemke
Theatre Arts Dr. Julienne Greer