2020 Research Symposium Student Video Presentation Gallery

Presented at the Virtual Research Symposium, May 1, 2020

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The 2nd Annual UNT Global Digital Retailing Research Center Student Research Symposium was previously scheduled for April 16, 2020 in conjuction with our annual Consumer Experience Symposium. Due to COVID-19, the event was presented virtually via Zoom on Friday May 1, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 CST. The virtual symposium can be viewed in its entirety here.


Conference Agenda
  • Opening Remarks - Linda Mihalick
  • Welcome – Dr. Jana Hawley
  • Panel Discussion - Graduate and Undergraduate Research & Projects in CMHT - Dr. Jana Hawley, Dr. Kim Williams, Dr. Bugao Xu and Dr. Judith Forney 
  • Introduction to 2020 Student Submissions and Review Process – Dr. Daniel Spears 
  • Audience Review of Student Video Presentations 
  • Presentation of Award Recipients - Dr. Jana Hawley
  • Closing Remarks - Dr. Jana Hawley and Dr. Daniel Spears

13 projects were submitted for review by the CMHT Research Committee and the top 6 projects were awarded during the May 1 online event. A full list of project titles, student names and their faculty advisors can be viewed here.

2020 Research Symposium Winners

View the six winning presentations here.

2020 Research Symposium Student Video Presentation Gallery

All student research video presentations can be viewed here.

Exploring Sustainable Brand Materiality Index    
Scholar: Ana Garcia
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Iva Jestratijevic

Consumer Engagement with Mobile Apps in the Path to Purchase Fashion Apparel    
Scholar: Rina Alshaer
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Judith Forney and Linda Mihalick

Effects of Consumer Trust and Sensory Involvement for Online vs. In-Store Grocery Shopping Methods
Scholar: Mya Nguyen

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Judith Forney and Linda Mihalick

Sustainable Practices in the Hotel Industry
Scholars: Malorie Trujillo, Matthew Clausen, Irene Kaberere and Tristen Thompson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Birendra KC

Unfolding Overtourism: A News Media Analysis
Scholars: Araceli Hernandez Calderon, Genesea Black-Lanouette and Adity Dhungana

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Birendra KC

Visitors' Attitudes and Perceptions of Zoos: A Wildlife Tourist Attraction
Scholars: Genesea Black-Lanouette, Matthew Clausen and Fangyu Liu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Spears

Application of AHP Model in the Evaluation of E-Sports Destination Development
Scholars: Sangyung Lee and Sao Ly Nguyen

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Daniel Spears and Dr. Young Hoon Kim

What About the Little Guys?
Scholar: Travis Holladay

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Young Hoon Kim

Visitors' Perceptive of Dark Tourism and the Question of Ethics
Scholars: Bayan Sindi and Irene Kaberere
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Spears

Travel Motivations Among Dark Tourists Visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp
Scholars: Malori Trujillo and Enkhjin Galbadrakh

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Spears

Clothes Mending: The Role that Clothing Mending Plays in a Sustainable Lifestyle of Generation Z
Scholar: Astrid Schuelke

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Iva Jestratijevic

The Effect of Knitwear on Women's Social Freedoms in the 1970's
Scholar: Taylor Hemby

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tammy Kinley

Anxiety in the Workplace: A Study of Different Anxiety Relief Methods for Hotel Employees
Scholar: Cindy Carrillo

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Xi Leung