Jones Presents Doctorate Research at International Academic Conference

Bemidji State University’s Samantha Jones, assistant professor of geography, presented her research on academic residencies at the Clute International Academic Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 13-16.

Jones’ presentation, “Doctoral Cohort Engagement through Strategic Onboarding: Student Perspectives on the Academic Residency Experience,” was part of her doctorate program at Winona State University (WSU). She presented with Kara De La Fosse, another student in the WSU program. The conference featured international presenters from 18 countries.

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