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.
2019-2020 Editorial Board
Starla Chambrose (Editor-in-Chief)
Junior: Biology and History
Starla is a junior in the Clark Honors College majoring in biology and history. In addition to serving on the OURJ editorial board, she volunteers through the university’s Rotaract club, works as a tutor and lab assistant for Biology 214, and conducts research in the Cresko Laboratory, where she studies the genetic determinants of craniofacial morphology in threespine stickleback. In her free time, Starla enjoys watching football, cooking, and playing the piano.
Joshua Pearman (Editor)
Joshua is a senior psychology major at the University of Oregon. He is a research assistant in the Social Affective Neuroscience Lab and Personality and Social Dynamics Lab, and is currently working on his thesis researching power, status, and group affiliation. 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.
Emma Dorinson (Editor)
Emma is a senior in the Clark Honors College majoring in math and minoring in Spanish and economics. In terms of research, she will be exploring how the news around assets affects their price for her CHC thesis. Besides her editorial position for the journal, Emma works in the library as a writing tutor, and she will be teaching an introductory course on art history for first year CHC students. Emma’s other interests include music, films, and traveling.
Shuxi Wu (Editor)
Junior: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, and International Studies
Shuxi is a junior majoring in anthropology, Asian studies, economics and international studies. Her research concerns globalization, urbanization, migration and new media. She plans to go to graduate school in anthropology. She is the associate director of the UO Associated Students of Undergraduate Research and Engagement and the vice president of the UO Anthropology Club.
Kayla Davis (Editor)
Senior: Communication Disorders and Sciences
Kayla is a senior in the Clark Honors College majoring in CDS (communication disorders and sciences) and minoring in special education. She works as a research assistant in the Optimizing Swallowing and Eating for the Elderly Lab where she is researching the impact of post-stroke swallowing disorders on caregiver burden for her CHC thesis. Outside of school, Kayla works as a personal support worker and enjoys knitting, playing piano, reading, and playing tennis in her free time. After graduating in the spring, she plans to attend graduate school to earn her Master’s in speech-language pathology.
Jay Taylor (Editor)
James Taylor is a freshman majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Computer Science and Korean. He currently serves as the Financial Coordinator for the University of Oregon LGBTQA3 office and co-president of the UO Model United Nations club, which he co-founded this year. He recently discovered a strong interest in research and will be presenting on the topic of mental health in South Korea at the 2020 Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium. He is passionate about learning new languages, non-profit management, and making the world a better place.
- 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 Editor-in-Chief
- 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.