Name: Rebekah Horton
Major: Marketing and English
Hometown: Weatherford, TX
Mentor: Dr. Paul Varner, Language and Literature
What I Study: Over the course of four years at ACU, I have been involved in a number of research projects. I have completed several research papers for my English classes, including a project over the organization of James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” And for my marketing classes, my classmates and I conducted research over topics stemming from product acceptance to consumer behavior.
Why I do research: Research has always been fun for me – I like having a question and then hunting for the answer. It sort of makes me feel like a way less glamorous Indiana Jones (without the danger and snakes and super natural ancient artifacts). On a more practical level, having a background in research looks great on my resume (especially since I’m thinking about grad school) and is a very valuable skill to bring to any potential job.
Conferences: ACU Undergraduate Research Festival 2013
Awards: Outstanding Oral Presentation in the Arts and Humanities, ACU Undergraduate Research Festival 2013