Presentations

Culver, T. F. (2017, October). Improving students’ writing in the college classroom. Symposium
conducted at Sul Ross State University Quality Enhancement Meeting. Del Rio, TX.

Culver, T. F., & Hutchens, S. (2017, October). Reading between the lines: An investigation of
college student reading attitudes and metacognitive reading strategies. Poster session at the
Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. San Antonio, TX.

Culver, T. F., & Hutchens, S. (2017, March). An investigation of students’ metacognitive reading
strategies and perceptions of textbook reading. Poster session presented at the 29th Southeastern
Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Kennesaw, GA.

Drury, S., Culver, T. F., & Hutchens, S. (2016, April). A regional contrast of academic self-efficacy,
entitlement, and study habits. Poster session presented at 62nd Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

Hutchens, S., & Culver, T. F. (2016, March). Read your book! An investigation of student textbook
reading and perceived importance. Poster session presented at the 28th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Kennesaw, GA

Culver, T. F., and Hutchens, S. (2015, February). Faculty perspectives on student textbook reading.
Poster Session presented at 27th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.

Culver, T. F. (2014, April). How can parents help? Tips for parents of bullied children. Paper
Presented at 19th Annual Parent Conference, Uvalde, TX.

Hutchens, H., Culver, T.F., & Drury, S. (2014, February). An investigation of academic self efficacy,
entitlement, and study habits. Are there regional differences? Poster session presented at 26th
Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Russell, T., Gutierrez, M., Wynne, W., & Culver, T.F. (2013, November). Serving Texas children:
Implications of DSM-5 on diagnosing and treating children. Paper presented at
Texas Counseling Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Culver, T. F. (2013, February). Teaching research: Challenges and solutions. Paper presented at
25th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.

Vela, J. E., Culver, T. F., & Sanchez, J. O. (2012). Efficacy of web based instruction. Paper
presented at Texas Distance Learning Association, Dallas, Texas.

Culver, T. F. (2011, February). Teaching strategies for success in the Psychology classroom. Poster
session presented at the 23th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Culver, T. F. (2010, February). Assessing the reading comprehension of Psychology majors. Poster
session presented at 22nd Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.

Culver, T. F., Forquer, L., Drury, S., Hutchens, S.A., & Jones, R. (2009, February). Teaching
transfer through role play and case studies. Paper presented at the 21st Southeastern Conference
on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Forquer, L., Hutchens, S. A., Jones, R., Culver, T. F., Drury, S. (2009, February). Using critical
Thinking through role play and case studies. Paper presented at the 21st Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Drury, S., Jones, R., Culver, T. F., Forquer, L., & Hutchens, S. A. (2009, February). Using
current and compelling news articles to increase students engagement. Paper presented at the 21st Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Hutchens, S. A., Drury, S., Forquer, L, Jones, R., & Culver, T. F. (2009, February). Virtual
student engagement: Use of videos in online Psychology courses. Paper presented at the 21st Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, L., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S., & Drury, S. (2008, Spring). Behavior
modification in the classroom: Using behavioral techniques to encourage compliance, engagement, and student success. Presented at the 20th Southeastern Conference on the
Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, L., Hutchens, S., Drury, S., & Culver, T. F. (2008, Spring). William
James and student engagement. Presented at the 20th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching
of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, D., & Forquer, L. (2008, Spring). Getting
students to read the text. Presented at the 20th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of
Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Drury, S., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S., Shuttlesworth, D., & Forquer, L. (2008, Spring). Reducing the
research methods proposal stress for both students and professors. Presented at the 20th
Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Forquer, L., Drury, S., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S. A., & Shuttlesworth, D. (2008, October).
Frequent testing and immediate feedback to improve student performance. Presented at the 20th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, GA.

Forquer, L, Drury, S., Hutchens, Culver, T., & Jones, R. (2008, October). Thinking outside the box:
Using critical thinking exercises to increase student engagement. Presented at 4rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Culver, T. F., Forquer, L., Drury, S., Hutchens, S. A., & Jones, R. (2008, October). Teaching
transfer: Easily implemented activities in the college classroom. Presented at 4rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Hutchens, S., Culver, T., Drury, S., Forquer, & Jones, R. (2008, October). Virtual Student
engagement: Use of videos in online courses. Presented at 4th Annual Reaching Out to
Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development
Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Jones, R., Forquer, L, Hutchens, S., Culver, T., & Drury, S. (2008, October). Student engagement in
undergraduate applied psychology courses. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Drury, S., Jones, R., Hutchens, S., Forquer, L., & Culver, T. (2008, October). Using Current, topic-
specific, and interesting news articles to increase student Engagement. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Jones, R., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, D., & Forquer, L. (2007, Spring).
Shaping undergraduate research skills with student engagement. Poster session presented at the 19th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Hutchens, S. A., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, Culver, T. F., & Jones, R. (2007, Spring).
Using powerpoint and online course management programs to engage students. Poster session presented at the 19th Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Forquer, L., Drury, S., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S. A., & Shuttlesworth, D. (2007, Fall).
Incorporating mass media into the classroom. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S., Jones, J. R., Shuttlesworth, D., & Drury, S. (2007, Fall). Textbooks…More than just a paperweight: Engaging students to actively read their textbooks.
Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher
Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, L., Hutchens, S., Jones, J. R., & Culver, T. F. (2007, Fall).
Youtube can enthrall and reinforcement class concepts. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out
to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development
Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Forquer, L. Jones, J. R., Drury, S., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S. A., & Shuttlesworth, D. (2007, Fall).
Is this going to be on the test? Using frequent testing and immediate feedback to engage
students. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in
Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Hutchens, S. A., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, L., Culver, T., F., & Jones, J. R. (2007, Fall).
Opening up a new can of worms: Engaging students in online discussions. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Jones, J. R., Forquer, L., Culver, T. F., Shuttlesworth, D., Drury, S. & Hutchens, S. A. (2007, Fall).
Student engagements: Before and after the honeymoon. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development
Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Shuttlesworth, D., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S. A., Jones, J. R., Forquer, L., & Drury, S. (2007, Fall).
Encouraging the use of student book companion websites. Presented at 3rd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development
Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Culver, T. F., & Morse, L. W. (2007, November). College students’ perceptions of the usefulness
and value in reading a text. Paper presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association,
Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Jones, R., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S. A., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, & Forquer, L. (2006, Fall).
Shaping research skills with student engagement. Presented at the 2nd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Hutchens, S., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, L, Culver, T. F., & Jones, R. (2006, Fall)
Putting “your power” into powerpoint lectures: Engaging students using technology. Presented at the 2nd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Drury, S., Hutchens, S., Forquer, L., Shuttlesworth, D., Jones, R., & Culver, T. F. (2006, Fall).
Increasing comfort with modern software using classroom demonstrations. Presented at the 2nd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Shuttlesworth, D., Forquer, L., Jones, R., Hutchens, S., Drury, S., & Culver, T. F. (2006, Fall).
William James and the enduring qualities of best practices in student engagement. Presented at 2nd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Forquer, L, Jones, R., Drury, S., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S., & Shuttlesworth, D. (2006, Fall).
Incorporating popular culture into the classroom. Presented at the 2nd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference. Cleveland, MS.

Jones, R., Culver, T. F., Hutchens, S. A., Drury, S., Shuttlesworth, & Forquer, L. (2006, Fall).
Shaping research skills with student engagement. Presented at the 2nd Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Educators in Action: Teaching in Higher Education Faculty Development Conference, Cleveland, MS.

Seker, D., Culver, T. F., & Carruth, A. (2004, April). Are college undergraduates self-
regulated learners? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Graduate Research Symposium, Starkville, MS.

Seker, D., Culver, T. F., & Carruth, A. (2003, December). College undergraduates as self
regulated learners: What implications do note taking and motivation have on test performance and self efficacy? Paper presented at the Fall colloquium for the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, Starkville, MS.

FACULTY MENTORED UNDERGRADUATE PUBLISED ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Villarreal, G., & Culver, T. F. (2018, April). Criminal minds: A glimpse into the life of Richard
Kuklinski. Symposium conducted at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

Flores, E. & Culver, T. F. (2018, April). Forensic files: An investigation of Billy Milligan.
Symposium conducted at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

Burnell, T., Culver, T., & Hutchens, S. A. (2009, April). The effect of religion has on the sexual
Activity of college students? Paper presented at the 5th Annual Delta Research and Scholarship
Symposium, Cleveland, MS, 4.

GRANTS

Culver, T. F. (Submitted January 2018; Awarded February 2018). An investigation of
Students reading practices. Sul Ross State University Faculty Research Enhancement Grant.
Awarded $4420 for 2018-2019.