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Other Acknowledgements

We would also like to acknowledge the following people who have supported Bridges and
should be recognized for their ongoing efforts to foster undergraduate research and scholarship at
Coastal Carolina University. Without their continued commitment to this journal and their belief
in the importance of promoting undergraduate publications, producing Bridges each year would
literally be impossible. Our deep gratitude is given to: 

• J. Ralph Byington, Provost and Senior Vice President
• Robert Young, Director of Undergraduate Research
• Michael Ruse, Director of the Honors Program

We have wonderful website and administrative support as well, which is a testimony to the
broader community support Bridges receives. Special recognition goes to:

• Debbie Hamm, Program Assistant of the Honors Program

We received additional help at critical moments from certain dedicated Board members.
Appreciation for additional service goes to: 

• Paul Peterson, Politics and Geography
• Michael Ruse, Honors Program

In addition, we would also like to acknowledge the work of our faculty reviewers. These faculty
members agree to read and comment on articles that have been submitted for consideration. The
faculty reviewers serve as subject matter experts who comment on the value of the articles and
offer suggestions for improvement before the article is published. In order to be published, an
article must first be nominated by a faculty adviser and then reviewed positively by the entire
Bridges Editorial Review Board. At that point, the article is sent to a faculty reviewer. Only
when an article has received a positive review from the objective outsider can it be slated for

It is essential for Bridges to have this kind of outside review process because almost all scholarly
work proceeds in this manner. Our student authors are experiencing this important process for
the first time. Without the unpaid work of these readers, this outside review process could not
take place. We wish to thank the following faculty members for serving as reviewers this year.

• Ronald Green, Philosophy & Religious Studies
• Steven Hamelman, English
• Daniel Hasty, English
• Elizabeth Howie, Visual Arts
• Karen Maguire, Accounting
• Tripthi Pillai, English
• Christian Smith, English
• Yoav Wachsman, Finance & Economics
• Daniel Williams, Biology

The Editorial Review Board is composed of Coastal Carolina University faculty members who
are dedicated to strengthening our broadly defined research community. Their guidance of
Bridges is invaluable.       

• Sarah Banks, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
• Paul Clark, Marketing and Resort Tourism
• Howard Coleman, Educational Leadership
• Steve Earnest, Theatre
• Monica Fine, Marketing and Resort Tourism
• Susan Flynn, Special Education
• Melanie James, Accounting, Finance, and Economics
• Linda Martin, English
• Kevin McWilliams, Chemistry/Physics
• Paul Peterson, Politics and Geography
• Michael Ruse, Honors Program
• Keaghan Turner, English
• Philip Whalen, History
• Robert Young, Undergraduate Research