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Amie Kahovec

MS Student

Biography

Amie is from Bolingbrook, IL. She received her B.S. in Family Social Services with a double major in Rehabilitation and Disability Services and a minor in Psychology from Northern Illinois University. Her major professor is Dr. Megan Haselschwerdt. Amie’s research interests, very broadly, looks at domestic violence


Research

Family Violence Across the Lifespan Research Team

Graduate member, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 2019 – Present 

 

Dr. Sibley’s Research Team

Undergraduate Member, Northern Illinois University, 2016 – May 2018

  • Participated in several presentations, attended conferences
  • Assisted in creating manuscripts, survey creation, data analysis, and coding

Education

Curriculum Vitae

M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 2020

Master of Science in Child and Family Studies

B.S. Northern Illinois University, August 2018

Dual Major: Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and Disability Services, Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Emphasis: Family Social Services
  • Minor: Psychology

Professional Service

Professional Organizations:

  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) affiliate, 2017 – Present
  • Illinois Student Council on Family Relations, 2016 – 2018
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society, 2016 – 2018

Leadership:

  • Vice President of Child and Family Studies, Graduate Student Organization, 2019 – Present 
  • Vice President of Northern Illinois University Student Council on Family Relations, 2017 – 2018

Service Activities:

  • 2019 Helen Ross McNabb Center - Regional Intervention Program 
    • Intervention working with parents who have children with behavioral issues and the best ways to respond to behaviors
  • 2017 Association for Individual Development
    • Work with adults aged 22+ that have Down Syndrome, non-verbal Autism, intellectual or developmental delays
  • 2017 Survivor Day 
    • Run small groups with individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide
  • 2016 St. Luke Presbyterian Church Warming Center
  • 2016 Feed my Starving Children

Awards and Recognitions

Northern Illinois University, 2018

  • Undergraduate Outstanding Research Award

Northern Illinois University, 2017

  • Undergraduate Outstanding Research Award

Northern Illinois University, 2017

  • Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award

Northern Illinois University, 2017

  • Helen Gum Westlake & Donald G. Westlake Scholarship 

Northern Illinois University, 2017

  • First place in the Civic Engagement Showcase at Northern Illinois University

Publications

Manuscripts in Progress:

Sibley, D. S., Vennum A., Stanley, S. M., Brown, C., Kahovec, A., Schraufnagel, H., Lupo, T., Roark, J., Wilson, H., Stoffel, H. (in preparation). Proceed with caution: How emerging adults are testing the water in just talking romantic relationships.

 

Sibley, D. S., Stoffel, H., Schraufnagel, H., Kahovec, A. (in preparation). “The game’s rigged”: Exploring gender differences during emerging adulthood in just talking romantic relationships.

 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations:

Schwanz, S. J., Kahovec, A., Clouthier, S.T., Davis, K. (2019, November). Opening doors: Strategies for improving the undergraduate research experience. Workshop accepted to the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Kahovec, A., Subiani, S., Haselschwerdt, M.L. (2019, April). Does how we measure domestic violence exposure influence resilience outcomes? Poster presentation at the annual Resilience Conference, Nashville, TN. 

 

Sibley, D. S., Kahovec, A., Schraufnagel, H., Stoffel, H. (2017, November). “The Game’s Rigged”: Exploring gender differences during emerging adulthood in just talking romantic relationships. Paper presented at SSEA 2017, The 8th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Washington, D.C.  

 

Sibley, D. S., Kahovec, A., Schraufnagel, H., Stoffel, H. (2017, November). Proceed with caution: How emerging adults are testing the water in just talking romantic relationships. Paper presented at SSEA 2017, The 8th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Washington, D.C.  

 

Kahovec, A., Kohlstedt, K., Lupo, T., Ochoa, C., Roark, J., & Sibley, D. S. (2017, April). Proceed with caution: How emerging adults are testing the water in just talking romantic relationships. Poster presentation at the annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

 

Agbemaple, T., Casas, N., Kahovec, A., Saldana, V. (2017, April). Examining the Effects of a Mentor Centered Tutoring Program. Poster Presentation at the annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day: Civic Engagement Showcase, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. 

 

Sibley, D. S., Kahovec, A., Kohlstedt, K., Potempa, R. Roark, J. Rosiles, R., & Schraufnagel, H. (2017, April). Proceed with caution: How emerging adults are testing the water in just talking romantic relationships. Paper presentation at the annual conference of the Illinois Council on Family Relations, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.


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