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Quest Representatives

Please submit your departmental Quest information using this link. If submitting after 3/18/21, please follow up with an email to [email protected]



  • 1) QUEST serves different roles for different departments. At a departmental meeting, please discuss with your colleagues what kind of event your department wants to sponsor for Quest 2022. Talks, competitions, panels, debates, shows, posters, readings, recitals, departmental award ceremonies, and demonstrations are only a few examples of such events. For oral/ performance-based presentations, there will be two options for presenters: I) presenters are all in-person, or II) presenters are all remote.  For the audience, there will be three options: I) audience is all in-person, II) audience is all remote, or III) audience is hybrid. You will choose and inform us of your preference.
  • 2) Please inform Quest organizers who represents your department.
  • 3) Contact all students, faculty, and staff in your department and let them know about Quest.
  • 4) Start thinking about your preferences for the list of information that you will be asked to submit later on (see below). 
  • 5) Time permitting, please create a Zoom session for April 6th and share that link with Quest organizers.
  • 6) Time permitting, please set up a Google form to collect necessary information from all of your Quest presenters (see an example form below; please include a required question about recordings).


  • hybrid event on April 6th: events will be in-person with Zoom links available for additional attendance; presenters will share their presentation from the podium while audio, presenter, and room will be captured using a HuddleCam; the Zoom session will be created by you,  shared with Quest organizers, and opened by you/session Chair on Quest day; by default, Zoom sessions will be recorded and archived unless specified otherwise upon submission; we will do our best to provide all necessary accommodations
  • After checking the presenters' web site, you will create a Google form for your presenters and open submissions on February 21st and close on March 7th
  • You will organize all your data into sessions, provide data in your preferred order, time, and location; the submission will open on March 5th; it all should be edited and submitted to Quest organizers by March 11th via Google forms that Quest organizers will provide to you only
  • The Quest schedule will be published on March 21st; users will be able to sort it by subject, time, and presenter
  • Posters may be submitted for printing (at no cost) no later than March 28th; the print shop closes at 4:30 PM; they can be printed by presenters at their own cost after this deadline; directions are posted on presenters' web page. Posters will be in-person only; students interested in presenting an online poster at this point should be directed by the departmental rep to do an online presentation instead.
  • The high-flex option (where we have a mix of in-person and online simultaneous/prerecorded presentations delivered to the mix of an in-person and online audience) is not supported by the Quest committee at this point.

If you have questions or updates, please contact us at [email protected].

Please Expect to Submit This Information to Quest Organizers:

  • Department/Program
  • Submission Type (request from presenter)
  • Presenter(s)/Author Name(s) (request from presenter; full proper name suitable for publication please)
  • Mentor/Sponsor Name (request from presenter; full proper name please)
  • Title (request from presenter)
  • Abstract (request from presenter and edit if needed)
  • Description/Accommodations/Needs/Special Requests (request from presenter)
  • Quest Location (for presentations and events- preferred building and room plus your back up room; for posters only - Syracuse/Oswego)
  • Requested Room Capacity
  • Expected Time Frame
  • Sessions (listed as Part I, II etc.; session Chair must be listed- it could be you or some one else; you should arrange presenters in the order that makes sense from your field perspective)
  • Academic Level
  • Anticipated Poster Size if Different from 36 high 48 wide (for posters only)
  • Number of Presenters
  • Individual Student Section Descriptions (for groups only - optional)
  • Technology Requirements (a podium computer and a HuddleCam are going to be provided for all hybrid sessions)

Example Form for Presenters is Provided at This Link.

Helpful points

  • We will not know/build the schedule until after the submission process is complete.
  • The overall sessions will be based on 45-50 minute blocks, allowing for a 10-15 minute transition.
  • If you have specific requirements--they need to be submitted in the submission form. We have provided a space to indicate room preferences, technology, special needs, etc.
  • The online submission form will be the only format we will be accepting information for Quest programming.
  • Multiple sessions should be noted as Part I, Part II and further explained under special requests within the submission form if needed; session Chair should be named; speakers should be arranged in proper order by you.
  • There is no limit on poster submissions. We will do our best to accommodate all that are submitted by the deadline.


The List of Quest Representatives:

Field Name Contact
Anthropology  Alanna Ossa [email protected]
Art  Ben Entner [email protected]
Atmospheric and Geological Sciences (Geology)  Justin Stroup [email protected]
Biological Sciences  Paula Fredette [email protected]
Biomedical and Health Informatics  Isabelle Bichindaritz [email protected]
Chemistry and Biochemistry  Kristin Gublo [email protected]
Communication Studies  Serenity Sutherland [email protected]
Computer Science Jae Woong [email protected]
Counseling and Psychological Services Tiphanie Gonzalez [email protected]
Criminal Justice  Jeremy Shifton [email protected]
Curriculum and Instruction Sarah Fleming and Tania Ramalho [email protected], [email protected]
Economics  Mihai Paraschiv  [email protected]
Electrical and Computer Engineering  Sungeun Kim [email protected]
English and Creative Writing Bethany Arcuri <[email protected]> [email protected]
EXCEL:  Experiential Courses and Engaged Learning  Sheila Cooley [email protected]
Extended Learning Division  Melissa Semione [email protected]
Gender and Women's Studies  Joanna Goplen  [email protected]
Global Studies Stephen Rosow [email protected]
Graduate Studies Kristen Eichhorn [email protected]
Health Promotion and Wellness  Jessica Harris [email protected]
History  Lyn Blanchfield [email protected]
Human Development  Rebecca Burch [email protected]
Library  Zachary Vickery [email protected]
Linguistics Program Taylor Miller [email protected]
Mathematics Rasika Churchill [email protected]
Modern Languages and Literatures  Brenda Farnham [email protected]
Music  Juliet Forshaw  [email protected]
Office of Diversity and Inclusion  Anneke McEvoy [email protected]
Office of International Education and Programs  Joshua McKeown [email protected]
Philosophy  Craig DeLancey [email protected]
Physics  Shashi Kanbur [email protected]
Political Science Allison Rank [email protected]
Psychology  Gilian Tenbergen,  Emily Bovier [email protected][email protected]
School of Business  Kristin Sotak [email protected]
School of Education Teacher Opportunity Corps II (SOE Field Placement Office)  Nichole Brown [email protected]
Sociology  Evelyn Benavides [email protected]
Syracuse Campus  Ryan Lynn [email protected]
Technology Rich Bush [email protected]
Theatre Toby Malone [email protected]