The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OURJ) is an open access undergraduate research journal at the University of Oregon. It showcases some of the best research and publications by UO undergraduate students across all disciplines. OURJ is edited and produced by an undergraduate student editorial board, comprised of individuals with rich writing, editing, and research experience and who are passionate about the publication of undergraduate work.
If you are interested in joining the OURJ editorial board please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief, Junior, Psychology
Joshua is a junior psychology major in the Clark Honors College. He is a research assistant in the Social Affective Neuroscience Lab and Personality and Social Dynamics Lab, and is working on developing research and data analysis skills to pursue graduate study in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He is interested in the science of teams in organizations, and hopes to both conduct and apply group dynamics research in the future. Outside of academics, Joshua enjoys reading sci-fi novels and watching films with his friends.
Editor, Senior, Political Science and Journalism
Sravya is a senior in the Clark Honors College studying political science and journalism with a minor in Middle East and North Africa Studies. Her research interests are primarily in U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the areas of democracy promotion and human rights. She hopes to pursue a career in foreign policy or serve in public office in the future. Outside the journal, Sravya serves as the president of the UO Foreign Policy Forum, reports on politics for KWVA Radio, and coaches debate for the Corvallis School District.
Graphic Designer, Senior, Planning, Public Policy, and Management
Amber Shackelford is a senior majoring in planning, public policy, and management, with minors in environmental studies and political science. On campus, she also serves as a Peer Advisor in the Office of Academic Advising. After graduation, Amber plans on pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning and dreams of being a city planner in Portland, her hometown. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, aerial arts, and planning vacations to faraway places.
Editor, Sophomore, Biology and History
Starla is a sophomore in the Clark Honors College majoring in biology and history. She is interested in attending graduate school to study how the human genome can shed light on a variety of historical and demographic questions. She holds a black belt in Taekwondo and has completed the Oregon Music Teachers Association Piano Syllabus program “With Distinction.” In her free time, Starla enjoys going to sporting events, travelling, and watching Disney movies with friends.
Editor, Senior, English
Jamie is a senior majoring in English with a minor in Business. Her interests lie primarily in reading, writing, and editing, which she pursues as an avid reader, a writing tutor, and a poetry editor. She is also largely passionate about music, and hosts a show as a DJ for KWVA Eugene.
Editor, Junior, Mathematics
Emma is a junior in the Clark Honors College majoring in math and minoring in Spanish and economics. In terms of research, Emma is interested in studying math education in the secondary level and plans to pursue this topic for her CHC thesis. Besides her editorial position for the journal, Emma works in the library as a writing tutor. Emma’s other interests include music, art history, films and traveling.
- Barbara Jenkins, Coordinator of Outreach and Special Programs, UO Libraries, University of Oregon
- Kevin Dean Hatfield, Director of Academic, Residential, and Research Initiatives and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon
- Lucy Gubbins, Founding Chief Editor
- Drew Serres, Founding Editor
- JQ Johnson, University of Oregon Libraries
If you are interested in submitting your work to OURJ, please see our Submissions page for details on requirements and deadlines. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.