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Master’s Thesis Defended, Madison Adams

Madison Adams thesis defenseBig congratulations goes out to Madison Adams who successfully defended her Master’s Thesis today (June 16, 2022)! Madison was advised by Dr. Theresa Morris, the thesis committee included Dr. Sarah Gatson and Dr. Tasha Dubriwny (Department of Communication).

Madison’s thesis is titled “Science, Technology, and Sexual Harassment”. It assesses how STEM culture impacts how sexual harassment is prevented, handled, and addressed in graduate programs. More specifically, it seeks to capture how STEM graduate programs grapple with sexual harassment and how graduate students perceive their departments’ attitudes toward sexual harassment. To do so, Madison used exit interviews with graduating STEM graduate students. Findings reveal a lack of communication and a culture of silence in STEM when it comes to sexual harassment.

Congratulations, Madison!