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  • Amy Buddie

    Dr. Amy Buddie

    • Co-Chair, 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
    • Director of Undergraduate Research
    • Professor of Psychology

    Email:    Phone: (470) 578-6255

    Office Location : Kennesaw Hall, Room #3419

    • Dr. Buddie earned her M.A. in 1998 and her Ph.D. in 2001 in social psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed two years of postdoctoral training at the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo before joining the Department of Psychological Science at Kennesaw State University in 2003. In 2010, Dr. Buddie won the Kennesaw State University Distinguished Teaching Award.

      One year later, Dr. Buddie became the associate director for graduate student support and undergraduate research at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Then she was named director of the newly created Office of Undergraduate Research, a unit of the Office of Research, in 2016. Dr. Buddie is currently a Councilor in the Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research and served as the co-chair for the 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was held at Kennesaw State University.

    • Chris Cornelison

      Dr. Christopher Cornelison

      • Co-Chair, 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
      • Associate Director of Undergraduate Research
      • Assistant Professor of Microbiology
      • Director of Intellectual Property Development

      Email:    Phone: (470) 578-5115

      Office Location: Kennesaw Hall, Room #3421

      • Dr. Cornelison earned his B.S. in microbiology at the University of Georgia in 2009, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in applied and environmental microbiology at Georgia State University in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He then served as a post-doctoral research associate with the U.S. Forest Service until 2016 when he joined Kennesaw State University as a research scientist (now assistant professor) in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the director of the BioInnovation Laboratory. He became director of the Office of Intellectual Property Development in spring 2020 when the new support unit was established within the Office of Research. 

        Dr. Cornelison directs externally funded research in his laboratory at KSU and is engaged in mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers on campus. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals, is a board member of the Georgia Bat Working Group, and is a co-chair of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology’s (SIMB) Recent Advancements in Microbial Control conference (RAMC). Dr. Cornelison has received funding from the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Bat Conservation International.

      • Jennifer Harb

        Ms. Jennifer Harb

        • Administrative Assistant

        Email:    Phone: (470) 578-6976

        Office Location: Kennesaw Hall, Room #3414

        • Ms. Harb has worked at Kennesaw State University since 2012 in a variety of administrative support roles, most recently for the vice president for research. She began working in the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2019, where she provides a range of services for KSU's undergraduate researchers and faculty mentors. Ms. Harb helps coordinate the Symposium of Student Scholars as well as working with students and mentors who have been awarded funding. She also tracks participation in undergraduate research initiatives, and she assists in updating the website, among other tasks. Ms. Harb served as the main administrative support for the 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which was held at Kennesaw State University.