CIS, MGT majors present this week in pursuit of Walker College Honors Thesis

Two Appalachian State University students earning a BSBA degree will present their honors theses.

Sammie Little, a Management major, will present Friday, December 2, at 10:00 a.m. in PH 2013 (Peacock Hall Board Room). Little's research is on Women's Equal Place at Work: An Analysis of Benevolent Sexism in the Workplace.

Dr. Jacqui Bergman, Professor of Management, serves as Little's thesis director and the second reader is Dr. Yalcin Acikgoz, Associate Professor of Psychology.

Meghan Skinner, a Computer Information Systems major, will present Tuesday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m. in PH 4100 (Marketing Conference Room). Skinner's research is on Protecting ePHI: How to be HIPAA Security Rule Compliant with a Comprehensive List of Best Practices. 

DrEd Hassler, Associate Professor of CIS and Chief Data Officer for the Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE), serves as Skinner's thesis advisor, and Trent Spaulding, CARE Research Associate, is the second reader.

Both Little and Skinner have achieved University Honors and Walker College of Business Honors status.

Related: Honors leads Sammie Little to success with University Tutoring Services

About Walker College of Business Honors Program at Appalachian State University

The Walker College of Business Honors Program is a selective program for students maintaining a minimum of a 3.4 GPA. Sophomores and first semester juniors who meet this qualification will be invited to apply. To graduate with honors, a student in the program must complete 9 hours of Walker College of Business honors courses and 3 hours of honors thesis coursework. For more information, visit

CIS, MGT majors present this week in pursuit of Walker College Honors Thesis
Published: Nov 28, 2022 12:52pm