The University of Nevada, Reno Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is federally funded at $231,000.00 annually
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judy Strauss
Research Topic: "The Beliefs, Practices, and Perceived Solutions Concerning Academic Dishonesty Among Business Students at a Middle Sized University"
Abstract: While academic dishonesty is a widespread problem, past research has indicated that the problem is more severe in business schools and may cause an adverse impact on the future of business. This study will focus on a comprehensive study of academic dishonesty among business students concentrating on their beliefs, reasons, practices, and perceived solutions. To obtain special insights on issues concerning academic dishonesty among business students, ten in-depth interviews were conducted, and a questionnaire drawn from the interviews and the literature was administrated to 223 students in 11 undergraduate business classes at a middle sized university. Results were analyzed by using SPSS application to show business students' views toward academic misconduct along with their rating, their level of practice in such misconduct, and their reason for it. In addition to quantitative questions, the survey include three qualitative questions asking what instructors, administrators, and students can do to minimize academic dishonesty.
Graduated With Baccalaureate Degree: Spring 2005
Masters or Doctoral Program Update: Graduated with a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in the Spring of 2007. Obtained a second Masters in the Science of Finance in Spring of 2008. Accepted into the Business Doctoral Program at University of Kansas, Fall 2010.