Welcome to the 3rd Annual DSA Conference hosted by the Doctoral Student Association! Presenters include Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Candidates, and Students from every doctoral program. Come and explore the research of Franklin University’s Doctoral Studies Programs. Enjoy time with like-minded people. Discover the fun and connect with colleagues. The theme for this year's conference is "Artificial Intelligence in Research"

Thank you to the 2023 Conference Committee for making this event possible: Dr. Rachel Althof, Dr. Bora Pajo, Cecily Jackson (DSA President), Catherine Paessun (Vice-President), Latania Thomas (Vice President), Ella Jordan-Isaac (Secretary), Annmarie Ekey, Annemarie Kuhn-Holmes, Dr. Tonia Young-Babb.

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Friday, June 23rd
11:00 AM

Welcome to the Conference Introduction of DSA Leadership and Conference Planning Committee

DSA Leadership

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

11:05 AM

Greetings and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Brandy Bagar-Fraley, Franklin University

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

Artificial Intelligence in Research

Ravit Dotan, University of Pittsburgh

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

12:10 PM

Break and Networking

DSA Leadership

12:10 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Introduction of Presenters

DSA Leadership

12:15 PM - 12:20 PM

12:25 PM

Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Improve L&D

Cally Mervine, Franklin University

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM

12:40 PM

Artificial Intelligence in Education and Research: Focusing on What Artificial Intelligence Cannot Do

Isidoro Talavera, Franklin University

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Promoting Health Equity in the Pediatric Emergency Room (ER)

Adaola Onyenaka, Franklin University

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

Al Authoring and Learner Agency

Brenda Jones, Franklin University

1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

1:35 PM

Break and Networking

DSA Leadership

1:35 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

Physical Fitness Factors That Impact Biomarkers of Longevity

Alisa Blazek, Franklin University

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

2:05 PM

Break and Networking

DSA Leadership

2:05 PM - 2:25 PM

2:25 PM

Disability Literature and Al Coding

Evan Chaloupka, Franklin University
Bora Pajo, Franklin University

2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Delivering Virtual Presentation

Anne Ross, Franklin University

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Highly Effective Leadership Theories and Practices for the 21st Century Leader

Timothy F. Reymann, Franklin University
Annmarie Ekey, Franklin University

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

Overview of Misinformation and Disinformation Through History and How to Prevent It in the Use of Al

Patrick Ingram, Franklin University

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM

Day One Closing Remarks and Preview of Saturday

DSA Leadership

3:40 PM - 3:45 PM

Saturday, June 24th
10:00 AM

Welcome to the Conference

DSA Leadership

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

10:05 AM


Wendell Seaborne, Franklin University

10:05 AM - 10:10 AM

10:10 AM

Panel Discussion: "Al in Higher Education"

Latania Thomas, Franklin University
Meghan Raehll, Franklin University
Douglas Foster, University of Western Sydney
Les Hall, Lonestar College
Catherine Paessun, Franklin University

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

Break and Networking

DSA Leadership

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

11:20 AM

Visualizing Code

Matthew Eland, Franklin University

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

11:35 AM

Artificial Intelligence, Educational Leadership, Knowledge Production and Transfer: A New Infrastructure

Brian Cunningham, Franklin University
Valerie A. Storey, Franklin University

11:35 AM - 11:50 AM

11:50 AM

AI-Pocalypse? The Need for a Change in our Classrooms

Caitlyn Deeter, Franklin University

11:50 AM - 12:05 PM

12:05 PM

Using Logistic Regression, Decision Tree, and Random Forest Machine Learning Models to Predict Leads Conversion to Enrolled Students (Paid Customers): Which is the Better Model?

Lewis Chongwony, Franklin University

12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

12:25 PM


DSA Leadership

12:25 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Mid-Level Community College Leaders and Competencies for Success: A Qualitative Study

Katherine Gonzalez, Franklin University

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

1:20 PM

Artificial Intelligence, Precision Education And Deep Knowledge Tracing: Implications For Higher Education Advising

Julie Elizabeth Barnickle, Franklin University

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

1:40 PM

Implementing AI Using Blended Learning Techniques

Les Hall, Franklin University

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

EXploring Population Trends with P2P Payment Apps

Alyncia Bowen, Franklin University
Yuerong Sweetland, Franklin University
Kelly Evans-Wilson, Franklin University

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

2:20 PM

Artificial Intelligence and Business Decisions: The Next CEO

Preston Rowley, Franklin University

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

2:40 PM

Conference Closing Remarks

DSA Leadership

2:40 PM - 2:45 PM