Undergraduate Scholars Conference
Undergraduate students in the arts and sciences will present their scholarly works from the past academic year in an online format.
This type of conference prepares students for graduate-level expectations, as well as teaches them the ability to talk about their research in grad school interviews.
For students who follow a career path after their undergraduate studies, the conference improves self-confidence, the ability to articulate ideas publicly, and increases appreciation of scholarship in other disciplines.
Marie Adams, PhD
Dr. Marie Adams is the keynote speaker for the 2022 Undergraduate Scholars Conference.
A psychologist and Assessment Coordinator for the University of Iowa Counseling Center, Adams earned her BA in English and Theology and a BS in Psychology from SAU.
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Marie Adams, PhD, is a psychologist, Assessment Coordinator at the University of Iowa Counseling Service, and a member of UI's Anti-Violence Coalition, a division-wide multidisciplinary team focused on violence prevention and intervention for the campus community.
Adams graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2013 with a BS in psychology and a BA in English and Theology. She earned her PhD in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa in 2021.
Adams has experience working in both community mental health centers and university counseling centers and was awarded federally-funded fellowships to train in counseling for rural locations and address substance use concerns in medically underserved areas.
Her research includes work in multicultural psychology, group psychotherapy outcomes, ethics and training of psychologists, and service to underrepresented populations, especially to individuals who hold refugee or asylum-seeking status.
Adams is active in her personal and professional communities through volunteer work with local shelters and serving as a regular guest reviewer for several peer-reviewed psychology journals.