During our first Special Session of 2021 on Wednesday, January 13th @ 8 AM ET and 6 PM ET. Dr. Vince Romero has explored some of the wonderful resources available to students and faculty in the Hunt Library and some of the strategies he uses to engage students in research. 

Vince Romero
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In addition to serving as an Adjunct Assistant professor for the past 14 years, Dr. Romero is the current Information Systems and Marketing Manager at Ark Contracting Services, a local construction company specializing in heavy civil engineering projects. Before his civilian career, Dr. Romero was an Instructor Flight Engineer on C-130’s. During his 20-year career in the military, he accumulated over 4000 hrs. of flight time and almost 1000 hours of instructor time. Dr. Romero holds a Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Dr. Romero also holds two Master’s Degrees, one from Eastern Kentucky University in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, and his second from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Aeronautical Science with a specialization in Aviation Safety. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Romero has developed strategies to make research more accessible and meaningful. He now passes those experiences on to his students. In this presentation, Dr. Romero will describe the use of peer-reviewed resources and academic journals and how faculty can support students through this process. He will also provide a brief tutorial on Ref Works and how it can be used by faculty and students. 

For more information about Ref Works, you can read more about it here.


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