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APSU student excels at international conference

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On Nov. 13, Austin Peay State University senior Keedy Burdeshaw presented her research on consent education in Tennessee at the International Organization for Social Sciences and Behavioral Research in Boca Raton, Florida. Her presentation, “An Analysis of Greater Tennessee’s Sexual Health Education with Special Focus on Consent Education,” was honored with the best session award at the conference.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On Nov. 13, Austin Peay State University senior Keedy Burdeshaw presented her research on consent education in Tennessee at the International Organization for Social Sciences and Behavioral Research in Boca Raton, Florida. Her presentation, “An Analysis of Greater Tennessee’s Sexual Health Education with Special Focus on Consent Education,” was honored with the best session award at the conference.

Burdeshaw, a communication student, has actively pursued experiential opportunities while at APSU. She has taken four service–learning courses and was named the Community Engagement Research Fellow through the University’s Center for Service–Learning and Community Engagement. 

During her fellowship in the summer of 2015, Burdeshaw focused on consent education implementation throughout the state. She was assisted in her research by APSU communication instructor Tracy Nichols. 

 Burdeshaw’s paper will be published in the Journal of Social Science Research Vol. 1 2016.  She plans to continue her research in consent education in Tennessee during her final semester. She is applying to Widner University’s graduate program in human sexual studies.